About Alice Ortiz

Author Archive | Alice Ortiz

Festival concludes with new levels of success

AMORY — The 36th annual Amory Railroad Festival will go down in the record books as one of the best ever. The pilot who flies over and makes an approximate attendance number said he had never seen cars parked past the middle school before and estimated nearly 65,000 people. The all time record for attendance […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Easter Egg Hunt set for April 19

AMORY – Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, in Frisco Park. The event is for children 18 months to 8 years old only. Arrival time is at 9:30 a.m. There are to be no early arrivals. There will also be an opportunity […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

County vocational technical students win at state

Several Monroe County Vocational Technical Center students recently competed in the Mississippi Technology Student Association. The 5057A robotics team is the TSA Vex Robotic State Champion, while the fashion design team also garners state champion status. The technology bowl team won third place. All three teams advance to the National TSA Conference in Washington. D.C., […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Horticulture program seeks votes for grant competition

AMORY – Amory High School’s horticulture program’s vegetable garden is seeking help from the community and friends by votes that could enable the group to receive a grant from Seeds of Change. Two $20,000 and 15 $10,000 grants will be awarded through the Seeds of Change Grant Program. Voting began April 1 and runs through […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Celebrating festival food favorites throughout the year

AMORY – Mention the Amory Railroad Festival and the first thing popping into mind are apple fritters. People line up at Bethel Apostolic’s apple fritter booth waiting on fresh, hot apple fritters. It is rumored that people will come from Memphis and other areas to the Railroad Festival and leave with a bag of apple […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

MUW’s Kirkpatrick honored with Nightingale Award

BECKER –  Mary Jo Kirkpatrick was recently named School of Nursing Administrator of the Year at the annual Nightingale Awards held in Jackson. The award is sponsored by the Mississippi Nurses’ Association and the Mississippi Nurses’  Foundation. Kirkpatrick, chair of the Mississippi University for Women’s Associate of Science in Nursing Program, has been a faculty […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Fenstermacher named Red Rose Recipient

For the Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – The Aberdeen chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society selected Debbie Fenstermacher as its Red Rose Recipient. She has been married to Loren Fenstermacher for 40 years. The couple has two children and five grandchildren. Fenstermacher has worked for Hamilton Schools for 26 years. She spent seven years as an […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Haskell concert to benefit Ole Miss scholarships, women’s council

AMORY – Mary Donnelly Haskell and Friends will perform at the Ford Center at Ole Miss at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. The Sounds of Stage and Screen will feature songs of Broadway and move musicals. Haskell has invited her daughter, Mary Lane Haskell; Marilu Henner; Guy Hovis; and the Buford Family of Greenwood. […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Amory Railroad Festival chugs into its 36th year

AMORY – Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s presence behind Frisco Park is a reminder of Amory’s longstanding railroad heritage. This week marks the 36th year that the city has paid tribute to that history by way of the weekend-long Amory Railroad Festival. “We appreciate the presence of BNSF in our festival. They are really an asset […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }