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Bridge winners

The Cleveland Duplicate Bridge Club held its regular weekly game June 18.

The winners were:

1st place: Mandy Heslep-Whitten (Cleveland) and Don Conger (Malvina)

2nd place: Peggy Koonce and Bill Bethune (Greenville)

Anyone who would like to learn to play bridge may contact Bucky Brooks at 843-8584. Anyone who would like to play duplicate bridge may contact Don Conger at 719-2600.

MSU Alumni

Twenty-eight Mississippi State students are new members of the university alumni association's liaison organization.

Founded in 1980, Alumni Delegates serve as key links between the 136-year-old land-grant institution and its more than 127,000 living graduates. Helping improve the student body's understanding of the alumni association's role and purpose is among their major missions.

Over the decades, the volunteer group has proven invaluable in assisting with organizational programs and activities, including football tailgate gatherings, class reunions and numerous other on- and off-campus events.

New members are selected each year through a highly competitive interview process. This year's group was chosen from among nearly 350 applicants.

Officers for the 2014-15 school year include president Charles S. "Charlie" Stocks of Hoover, Ala.; Robert O. "Rob" Hairston of Hattiesburg, vice president for public relations; Amari J. Kimble of Memphis, Tenn., secretary; and Roy G. "Grant" Krag, also of Hattiesburg, vice president for education.

Among the new members is Senior Franklin P. "Frank" Chandler of Ruleville, an international business (finance and French) major and the son of Franklin and Patrice Chandler.

For more information on the association and delegates organization, visit

Lakes receives degree

Seria Danielle Lakes, has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) in Information Assurance from Capitol College in Laurel, MD. Ms. Lakes is the daughter of Elvoid Lakes (an alumnus of Ruleville High School) and Sherry Lakes of Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Her paternal grandparents are the late Elvoid Lakes and Jurlene Lakes of Drew.

The topic of Dr. Lakes’ doctoral dissertation is AN EXAMINATION of VARIANCE in TELEHEALTH SECURITY BREACHES. Seria previously received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C. and Towson University in Towson, MD. She is also an alumnus of Beltsville Academic Center and High Point High School located in Beltsville, MD. Dr. Lakes is currently a Software Engineer in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area.

Teacher workshop

The Bolivar and Sunflower County Soil & Water Conservation Districts will be hosting a teacher workshop for teachers K-12th grade.

The workshop will be held at the Sunflower County Educational Building, (Hwy 49) 196 Martin Luther King Drive, Indianola on July 14-July 17.

For more information contact Teressa Oakes at 846-1448 ext. 3.

The deadline for registration will be July 3 with a $25 deposit that will be refunded at the end of the workshop.

Community Picnic

The Levee Community will sponsor a free picnic for all present and former residents of that community.

This picnic will be held beginning at 10 a.m. July 5 at the park across from McBride Elementary School in Greenville.

For more information, call 662-822-8020 or 662-207-9475 or 662-378-7858.