The Kosciusko Exchange Club recently honored its Youth of the Month for September and October. Sam Rand was selected as the Youth of the Month for September and Katie Rodgers was selected for October. The Youth of the Month receives a $25 scholarship and is able to compete for the Youth of the Year that will be selected in April. The Youth of the Year will be awarded a $1000 scholarship. The school counselor selects the Youth of the Month… Read More.
In honor of National Fire Prevention week, the Exchange Club honored Firefighter John Bishop. Bishop has been a firefighter for 8 and a half years, and was honored to be voted by his work mates. In honor of National Crime Prevention Month, the Exchange Club honored Investigator Jimmy Nunn. Nunn started as a Reserve Deputy for the Attala County Sheriff’s Department in 2009, was hired part-time in 2011, and then full-time in 2012. Nunn was recently promoted to Investigator. Fire… Read More.
Update: This boil water alert has been lifted. Officials with the Town of Ethel Water Association have issued a Boil Water Alert for their water system. The alert applies to customers that live in the Town of Ethel. The Boil Water Alert was issued because an area of the water system lost pressure. Any system that has lost pressure is considered to be contaminated until test of the water proves otherwise. As soon as pressure is restored to the affected… Read More.
The Kosciusko Exchange honored Bernard McLellan for his 40 years of service. He joined the club in August of 1977 while working at LuVel Dairy. He has served the club in all aspects; club President, President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer. During his time as President, Mr. McLellan was recognized by the State of MS as one of the most successful presidents. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Oxford Center for Parents and Children that is supported by… Read More.
The Exchange Club recently donated bottled water to the KHS Big Red Band. The Band has been practicing for the upcoming season for the last two weeks and needed the water to distribute to its members. The Exchange Club stopped by while the band members were on a break from practicing. For more info on how you can donate call 662-289-2334. For more information about the Exchange Club contact club president, Lora Beckham at 662-289-1050.
The Kosciusko Exchange Club recently inducted three new members: Ashley Kelly, Teresa Myricks, and Faith Spencer. The new members were inducted into the club by District Club President Randall Walters. Each member pledged to serve the club, our community, and each other. The Exchange Club recently celebrated 65 years of service to Kosciusko. The Exchange Club participates in community service projects throughout the year. Each year the club awards 2 scholarships; the William Roby Youth of the Year Scholarship and… Read More.
Kosciusko Exchange Club continued its fundraising efforts yesterday with snow cone sales at Middle Elementary. Club members and volunteers handed out snow cones to all the students and some of the teachers. The funds raised are awarded back to the students in the form of scholarships to the seniors. This year’s Youth of the Year was Albertina Veasley who was awarded a $1000 scholarship. The Exchange Club also awarded two ACE Awards. Those recipients were Ishenia Simmons and William Carter… Read More.
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Kosciusko Exchange Club recently named two A.C.E. award winners. The two individuals were selected for Accepting the Challenge of Excellence. Ishenia Simmons and William Carter were chosen based on overcoming hardships that may have hindered them from graduating. Each received a $250 scholarship sponsored by Citizens National Bank and the Exchange Club. For more information about the Exchange Club and its scholarships, visit with the club on any Wednesday at noon at Rib Alley.
Kosciusko Exchange Club recently held a banquet to celebrate many milestones. This year, the Exchange club celebrates 65 years of service. Mr. William Roby is the only charter member left in the club. Exchange members voted to name the annual Youth of the Year Scholarship the “William Roby Youth of the Year Scholarship” in his honor. This year’s scholarship winner was Albertina Veasley. Albertina was one of the Youths of the Month selected during the school year. She, along with… Read More.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Exchange club observes “Blue Mondays” to raise awareness against Child Abuse. Child Abuse Prevention was adopted as the National Exchange Club’s national project in 1979. Exchange is a service organization with clubs throughout the US and Puerto Rico. Exchange Cubs strive to make a difference in the lives of children, families, and communities through the prevention of child abuse and services dedicated to youth, communities, and country. Child abuse and neglect hurts more than… Read More.
The Kosciusko Exchange Club recently honored its Youth of the Month for January, February, and March. Kaelin Wright was selected as the Youth of the Month for January. Jatavious Herron was selected for February. Dustin Lowe was selected for March. Kaelin says her future plans include continuing her education at Millsaps College and MSU to become a veterinarian. Jatavious plans on going to college at MS Valley State and pursuing a career as a sports therapist. Dustin plans to attend… Read More.