Thursday, December 4, 2014

Peoples Bank Announces Employees’ Kids 2014 Christmas Coloring Contest Winners

Peoples Bank employees’ children were allowed to participate in their very own Christmas Card Contest designed just for them. Since the contest began 14 years ago, all employee children were not eligible to win. So in 2011, Peoples Bank created a special contest for children of employees. A reception was held Wednesday, December 3rd, at the Magee branch to honor each winner.

This overall winner and recipient of a $100 Savings Account is Mary Margaret Rankin. Mary Margaret is the is the 10 year old daughter of John and Michelle Ranking. She attends 5th grade at Simpson Academy. Congratulations to Mary Margaret and all the winners

Overall Best Drawing Mary Margaret Rankin-10 
2nd Place: Carter Russell -7
3rd Place: Gabbe Magee-10

2-4 Year Old Winners
1st Place: Kasey Lee-4
2nd Place: Bella Russell-3

5-7 Year Old Winners
1st Place: Emma Grace Wallace-7
2nd Place: Murry Rankin-6
3rd Place: Gift Magee- 5

8-10 Year Old Winners
1st Place: Elliot Rankin-9
2nd Place: Seth Ammann-10

11-12 Year Old Winners
1st Place: Tori Williamson-12
2nd Place: Chance Magee-11

Special Awards                            
Best Christmas Spirit Jamie Lee-7
Most Expressive Thomas Jones-5
Most Realistic GeMelandie Magee-7
Most Imaginative Will Rankin-3

Peoples Bank Announces 2014 Christmas Card Winners

Peoples Bank is proud to announce the winners to our 2014 Christmas Card Contest. We had over 1000 entries from Simpson, Smith, Rankin, and Covington counties participating this year. The overall winner is Madelyn Bell.

Madelyn Bell is the 12 year old the daughter of Diana Bell of Mize. She plays the flute for the Pride of Mize Marching Band at Mize Attendance Center. In her free time, Madelyn enjoys art and drawing, reading, and listening to music. She especially enjoys spending time with her family.
Madelyn’s drawing was chosen as the Peoples Bank 2014 Christmas Card Contest Winner and will be featured on the cover of Peoples Bank’s annual Christmas Greeting Card.

Overall Winners
1st Place: (cover) Madelyn Bell Mize 12
2nd Place: Gracie Bowen SCA 11
3rd Place: Abram Bryant M’hall 7
Honorable Mention: Grace Anglin Mize 9
Honorable Mention: Addyson Jennings SCA 6

11-12 Year Old Winners
1st Place: Carlee Evans SCA 11
2nd Place: Carley McNair Mt.Olive 11
3rd Place: Preston Franklin SCA 12
Honorable Mention: Cara Cole Mize 11
Honorable Mention: Alex Broadhead SCA 11

9-10 Year Old Winners
1st Place: Morgan Pearce Mt.Olive 10
2nd Place: Bayleigh Eubanks M’hall 10
3rd Place: Trinity Amason Mize 10
Honorable Mention: Kaitlin Butler SCA 9
Honorable Mention: Kaiden Patrick Mize 9

7-8 Year Old Winners
1st Place: Makayla Hawthorne Collins 8
2nd Place: Graci Sullivan Mize 8
3rd Place: Avery Crain SCA 8
Honorable Mention: Addison McWilliamsSCA 8
Honorable Mention: Juliet Arnold M’hall 8

5-6 Year Old Winners
1st Place: Bethany Amason Mize 6
2nd Place: Darius Bingham Collins 6
3rd Place: Sly McNulty SCA 5
Honorable Mention: Christopher Sanchez Collins 6
Honorable Mention: Kaitlyn Jones Collins 6

4 and Under Winners
1st Place: Maggie Duncan SCA 4
2nd Place: Brody Maddox SCA 4
3rd Place: Morgan Greer SCA 4
Honorable Mention: Creel Workman SCA 4
Honorable Mention: Bentley Steed SCA 4

Peoples Choice Award: Annalyse Layton Mize 9

Monday, September 29, 2014

Platinum Club Visits Slidell

Great food, great shopping, and great adventure awaited 46 members of the Peoples Bank Platinum Club who headed for Slidell, Louisiana last Thursday.
The first stop brought the group to the Bayou Country General Store, where they browsed and bought Cajun spices, mixes, dips and hot sauces, cookbooks, aprons, home decor and homemade pralines.
Then it was on into the city of Slidell on Louisiana’s Northshore for the unique experience found at the Passionate Platter.  Owner Linda Franzo first treated the Platinum Club to an Herb Garden Tour, where she gave an expert hands-on talk on the herbs and ingredients that would be used in the lunch recipes to be served.
Gourmet chef Franzo’s lunch for the group was served inside the 1911 Craftsman home that houses her restaurant.  It included tomato basil soup with homemade bread and herb butter, chicken salad on croissants, pasta salad and green salad, followed by individual apple pies with ice cream and herbal iced teas--all including some of the natural ingredients from Franzo’s garden tour.
After lunch, the group traveled a few miles to the site of Cajun Encounter Tours for a Swamp Tour through Honey Island Swamp. Boarding their tour boats, the Platinum travelers viewed inquisitive--and hungry--alligators, wild hogs, racoons, birds and turtles that abound in one of the best preserved wetlands in Louisiana.
The next Platinum Club trip, a day in New Orleans, features shopping in the French Quarter, the Broadway hit musical Chicago at the restored Saenger Theater, and dinner at Middendorf’s Seafood Restaurant.  This trip sold out during the summer.
For future Platinum Club activities and information, call Oliver McLean, Platinum Club director, at 601-849-2210 or 601-832-1752

Monday, August 18, 2014

Simpson County Platinum Club Luncheon

Political cartoonist Marshall Ramsay was the guest speaker for two luncheons held this summer for  members of the Peoples Bank Platinum Club.
Ramsay entertained Platinum Club members who attended last Thursday’s luncheon in Mendenhall with stories of his beginnings as a cartoonist, his busy family of a wife and three boys, the family’s adventures with a series of dogs, and, more seriously, his bout with melanoma, a potentially deadly form of cancer.
Along the way, the two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist showed pictures of some of his more famous cartoons, which have appeared for several years in the Clarion-Ledger, the New York Times and USA Today.
He also shared his faith and his philosophy of life.
“Every day is a blessing,” he said.  “You have to lean into it.”
“Bad things will happen to you,” he cautioned, “but great things will come from them.  Some of the best things in my life have come from my worst moments.”
Ramsay recalled the day that his publisher at the Clarion-Ledger cut him back to part-time in a cost-cutting measure. 
He said that “worst moment” actually expanded his career.  He used his extra time to write several books and take to the speakers’ circuit, things he never thought he could do.
“I had to learn how to laugh at the things that drove me crazy,” he said.  “I could have been angry or I could have made a joke.  I made a joke.”
He advised his audience not to be afraid to try new things.  “You may fail,” he said, “but you may succeed!”
Despite the fun he makes of Mississippi’s political figures in his cartoons, he says he loves people, even those he disagrees with politically. 
Approximately 165 Platinum Club members attended the August 14 Mendenhall luncheon in First Baptist Church’s Family Life Center.  The meal was catered by Smokey Mountain Grill.
The summer’s first luncheon was held in Collins on July 24 at the Collins Civic Center.  There, Ramsay spoke to about 60 Platinum members and staff of Peoples Bank.  Lunch was catered by Morgan’s on Main.
Peoples Bank Platinum Club organizes trips and other events for customers age 50 and over and provides a variety of services and “perks.”
More information on Platinum Club membership is available at any office of Peoples Bank or by contacting Oliver McLean, Platinum Club director, at 601-832-1752.

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