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Mistletoe Marketplace: A classic that changes with the times

By JACK WEATHERLY Many, if not most of the members of the Junior League of Jackson were not born in 1980, the first year of the Mistletoe Marketplace. And the annual event that signals the start of the Christmas shopping season for many people has grown over the years. The League, which was established in 1941 and has taken some ...

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Natalie Guess appointed to CMR

Gov. Phil Bryant appointed Natalie Guess to the state Commission on Marine Resources representing nonprofit environmental organizations. Guess will serve a four-year term that will end June 30, 2022. Guess is the executive director of Unmanned Coast and the Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions under the Magnolia Business Alliance. She is also a health and wellness coach and speaker. Guess ...

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American Red Cross Names Word New Regional CEO for Mississippi

Rachel Word The American Red Cross has chosen Rachel Word to lead its Mississippi Region. Word has more than 15 years of experience in the non-profit and public sector. She joined the American Red Cross in December of 2007 and had served the organization in strategic leadership roles over the last 10 years. As the regional chief executive officer for ...

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Hall Carter joins Mississippi Kidney Foundation as executive director

The Mississippi Kidney Foundation recently announced that Hall Carter has been named its new executive director. Carter is joining a new associate director, Walton Fenelon from Jackson. Gail Sweat, who served as executive director the foundation for the past two decades, recently retired. Carter, a Memphis, Tenn., native, has held integral positions for several U.S. senators, most recently serving as ...

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Duck Hill resident wins statewide home care recognition

The Mississippi Association for Home Care (MAHC) is proud to announce that Christie Winters, RN of Duck Hill, Mississippi has received statewide recognition as the recipient of the 2018 J.T. Gilbert Clinical Award. Winters has been a Home Health Nurse for Sta-Home for 4 years, recently becoming a Clinical Supervisor for the Clarksdale area. As noted in her nomination, Winters ...

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Canopy welcomes new director of human resources

Canopy Children’s Solutions, a non-profit provider of children’s behavioral health, educational and social service solutions, recently named Jynger N. Morris, SHRM-CP, as its new Director of Human Resources. Morris has more than 12 years of experience in human resource management and employee benefits. Morris previously was the Human Resources Manager at Horne, LLP. Morris also spent time at the University ...

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Goodwill to honor 13 for Community Volunteer Service

Goodwill Industries of Mississippi has named its 13 honorees to be recognized for their volunteer work and community service at its annual Volunteer Salute benefit. The Aug. 16 event honors individuals who are nominated for their contributions toward outreach and service in the Jackson metropolitan area. This year’s Goodwill Salute 2018 honorees are: Alicen Blanchard, Angela Byers, David Caddle, Harper ...

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Longleaf Alliance welcomes Robbie Fisher as new board member

Robbie Fisher of Water Valley has joined the Longleaf Alliance’sBoard of Directors in October. The mission of The Longleaf Alliance (a 501c3 non-profit conservation organization) is to ensure a sustainable future for the longleaf pine ecosystem through partnerships, landowner assistance and science-based education and outreach. Fisher grew up in the Mississippi Delta and is a lawyer, conservationist and filmmaker. In ...

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Hairston appointed corporate chair

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, announces the appointment of Tray Hairston as the 2018 JDRF One Walk Flowood Corporate Chair. The One Walk Flowood Corporate Chair leads the effort in accelerating corporate and community support for One Walk to help JDRF achieve the ultimate goal of creating a world without ...

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United Way of the Capitol Area names new president and CEO

United Way of the Capital Area (UWCA) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ira E. Murray as the organization’s new President and CEO, effective July 2, 2018. He is replacing Carol Burger, who is retiring after 34 years of outstanding service to the organization. Ira brings to this position nearly a decade of United Way ...

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