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Plenty of positive news to report

The Wesson Garden Club has been a cornerstone of downtown Wesson’s old-time atmosphere since 1934. More than 85 years later, the group is still around and hard at work maintaining the town. On Jan. 23, the Wesson Chamber of Commerce recognized the group as Wesson’s 2019 Organization of the Year. “It’s a 40-strong group that has a passion and commitment for the beautification of the town,” Garden Club member Marilyn Britt said. “It’s a diverse group of ladies that brings their skills to the table.”

Below is a look back at a few more good news headlines.

• Dana and Chad Wall — two big names in hunting circles — are coming to Brookhaven Feb. 7. Clear Branch Baptist Church is hosting its annual wildlife-themed outreach program, and one church member had a connection to the husband and wife team.

“Basically, they’re going to be coming in and sharing a little bit of their video footage that they’ve done on different hunts,” Pastor Wayne Moak said. “They’re going to share a little bit of their story on how their TV show began, and how God has worked on their life, getting them where they are today.”

• The Rotary Club of Brookhaven-Lincoln County will welcome the president of the Mississippi University for Women as its guest speaker today. Nora Roberts Miller is the 15th president at MUW. She has two bachelor’s degrees — one in business administration and another in accounting — both from “The W,” as the university is affectionately known. Miller also earned a master’s degree in business administration from Mississippi State University and is a certified public accountant.

• The Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce is looking for its next Miss Hospitality.

The contest will take place March 8 at the Chamber.

“It will consist of a brief interview process and focuses on presence, composure and — of course — hospitality,” said Chamber Program Director Katie Nations. “Just participating in the contest will help the entrants in those areas.” Miss Hospitality is open to young women between the ages of 18 and 24 by July who are graduating high school or enrolled in college. Participants must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA and live in Lincoln County.