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November 28, 2020

The Harlem Inn

Was known as ‘The Showplace of the South’ by Aimee Robinette The Bolivar Bullet There is a lot of history in small Delta towns; history

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Zoe Coffee Company

Portion of sales to sustain ministry by Aimee Robinette The Bolivar Bullet Zoe Coffee Co, which recently opened in historic downtown Cleveland offers a collection

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Kerenski Robinson

Oversees Southern Bancorp in Shelby by Jack criss The Bolivar Bullet Born and raised in Shelby, Kerenski Robinson took several career detours, but ended up

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Chamber Welcomes CEO

Lara Bowman brings experience and enthusiasm to position by Jack criss The Bolivar Bullet Lara Bowman has been named the new CEO of the Cleveland/Bolivar

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Bell Academy Garden

Teaching students healthier eating habits

By Aimee Robinette

Teaching students healthier eating habits By Aimee Robinette The Bolivar Bullet Students and faculty at Bell Academy are enjoying the fruits and vegetables of their labor at the school’s Sprouting Garden. “The initial planning for the garden began with one parent who wanted to plant seeds of healthy habits for not only her children, but all children,” said Principal Tiffanie Russell. “Clare Moore met with our then principal, Sonya Swafford to present the idea of introducing the students and families of Bell Academy to healthier lifestyles through gardening. Swafford felt this would be a perfect addition to Bell Academy as our magnet school focus is math, science, and health. Coach Joyce Aycock and I were quickly brought on board to begin the initial planning phase. We began with six raised beds and a partnership with FoodCorps. We knew we wanted to plant more seeds and watch our students’ love of gardening grow.  We met with a representative from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation to learn more about grant opportunities for school gardens.   Russell said they are fortunate to have been chosen as a grant recipient. Through much planning, collaborating, long hours, and volunteer assistance we are now not only planting seeds but we have watched our little garden grow into a collaborative learning opportunity for faculty, staff, and students.   “Through grant funding we now have 17 raised beds, fruit trees, a greenhouse, and a fully operational outdoor classroom and kitchen.  We were also able to fund Krista Davis, our FoodCorps service member last year,” she added. “The Bell Academy Booster Club has been supportive of the garden as well in addition to funding our FoodCorps Service Member this year.  Our children and staff have had amazing opportunities we would not have had if it were not if it were not for many volunteers. It is with a full heart I thank each parent, staff member, community member, student, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Mississippi Foundation, FoodCorps, and all stakeholders who contributed to making our dream a reality.” They have planted arugula, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, carrots, corn, turnips, watermelon, mustard greens and many other fruits and veggies in their raised beds. They also planted apple, azalea, persimmons, sweet olive and other trees and bushes. Their tower gardens include gourmet lettuce, rainbow chard, basil, bib lettuce, and dinosaur kale. And in the greenhouse, hydroponic lettuce is grown. The set up is impressive. Russell said it took a great deal of planning on the front end to not only set the goals of what they wanted to accomplish, but how they desired to accomplish it. “Through diligent planning, research, budgeting, and many hours of hard work we are

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