Financial literacy scholarship recipient among only 15 in nation

Financial Services Roundtable Foundation scholarships were recently announced.  Only 15 students across the nation were chosen.  Of those 15, nine were Everfi certified.  Cassie Brading, of Lewisburg High School in DeSoto County, was one of 15 recipients – and the only from Mississippi!  She completed the Everfi course with the help of her teacher, Ms. Alison … Continued

Learning Garden established through two grants

Children, youth, and adults will reap the benefits of a new Learning Garden developed by the DeSoto County Masters Gardeners Association.  The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, through two childhood obesity prevention grants, made the formal presentation of the $10,000 to the association on June 12.  The grants were made possible through Healthy Kids Healthy … Continued

American Liver Foundation prospers in honor of transplant recipient

The Taste of DeSoto was pleased to donate $5,000 to the American Liver Foundation – Mid South Division.  The donation was made in honor of Tim Mote, a liver transplant recipient.  The Taste of DeSoto fund is managed through the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.  (L to R) John Woods (Taste of DeSoto Board), Tom … Continued

Taste of DeSoto to benefit DeSoto County shelter

The Taste of DeSoto was pleased to donate $10,000 to LoveWorks 25:40.  The funds will be used to give the homeless a transitional home and provide assistance in education, employment, basic needs (clothing and food), and spiritual needs.   The Taste of DeSoto fund is managed through the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.  (L to R)  … Continued

Josh Ose Shenanigans 5K Run reaps two scholarships

Kristen Black and Anna Johnson each received a $1,000 scholarship through the Josh Ose Scholarship Fund managed by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.  They are seniors at Hernando High School and each has chosen their university:  Black will attend the University of Mississippi and Johnson will attend the University of South Alabama.  http://cfnm.org/dir/payday-loans-in-baltimore-city.html The … Continued

Hernando Lions Club names 2013 scholarship recipient

Kendall Wilcke of Hernando is the 2013 recipient of the Hernando Lions Club Scholarship.  The $1,000 scholarship is awarded through the Club’s endowment managed by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.  Wilcke plans to attend the University of Mississippi in the fall.  On hand for the presentation were (l to r) Lions’ Club members Karen … Continued

Sunflower and Bolivar Counties in Community Foundation’s service area

Sunflower County is now included in the primary service area for the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. The Board of Directors voted this spring to include Sunflower and Bolivar as part of the area where it carries out its mission of connecting people who care with causes that matter. “Since the foundation’s inception in 2002, … Continued

CFNM Announces Grant to Tunica 10 Point Coalition, Inc.

Tunica 10 Point Coalition, Inc. was presented a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.  The funds are through the Community Foundation’s Regional Health Council, a component of the Get A Life! program to prevent childhood obesity.   The Coalition was one of seven organizations receiving a grant this year. Tunica 10 Point Coalition, … Continued

2013 Cindy Lipscomb Scholarship recipient announced

Jacob Stockton, senior at Hernando High School, is the recipient of the Cindy Lipscomb Scholarship (formerly the DeSoto County Prayer Council Scholarship) for 2013.  The annual scholarship is made possible through the endowed fund managed by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi and is named in memory of Cindy Lipscomb.   Applicants come from every high … Continued

Combating Childhood Obesity

After a 30-year rise, the percentage of obese and overweight elementary school children in Mississippi is going down, according to Jill Morris, chair of the DeSoto County Community Health Council, which is a program of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. The Center for Mississippi Health Policy reported a 13 percent drop from 2005 to … Continued