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Starkville's Miss Hospitality attends Welcome Party

July 27, 2010

HATTIESBURG – Paige Watson, representing Starkville/Oktibbeha County, met with Dr. Martha Saunders, President of the University of Southern Mississippi, during the MissHospitality Welcome Party held at the president’s home on Monday, July 26th. She was one of 29 contestants who are taking part in the 61st Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant, July 25th – July 31st at the Saenger Theater in downtown Hattiesburg.

Choctaw Woman from Mashulaville walking to her mailbox

July 27, 2010

Choctaw is pronounced, chata. We have a prominent Choctaw Indian tribe who live on the Choctaw Indian Reservation near Philadelphia.
Mashulaville, Mississippi is between Macon, and Philadelphia. If you went to Macon, which is closer to Starkville, you would go West and then turn South.
Mashulaville is a tiny spot or very small community in our wonderful state of Mississippi.
The Choctaw Indian tribe is a member of a Muskogean people originally inhabiting Mississippi and Alabama.

BEST BBQ: The Little Dooey

July 27, 2010

A visit to The Little Dooey is more than a place to get great barbecue, it is an event.
And the state of Mississippi would agree. The Little Dooey in Starkville was listed in third place for Best Barbeque in the recent Best of Mississippi readership poll, in the July/August issue of Mississippi Magazine. The Little Dooey is one of seven Starkville restaurants receiving placement in the poll.
“We would like to say thank you to our loyal customers and dedicated staff for making us THE Best barbeque place in Mississippi,” said Lauren Carmichael of The Little Dooey.

Tada – introducing the Rockin’ Rebels!

July 27, 2010

As most of you know, Colonel Rebel has been issued his pink slip from the Ole Miss Rebel sports program up in Oxford, and the powers that be are searching for a replacement.
After reading the list of finalists, I had to stop and scratch my head. What are they smoking up there? The finalists are: a horse, a lion, a bear, a shark, and two Muppet like characters called Hotty and Toddy.
More than 13,000 students and alums voted in a poll, and one of these five will become the new Ole Miss Rebel mascot.

Vaughan's Vocabulary

July 27, 2010

Fellowship Baptist Church in Bellefontaine, 7 miles north of Eupora, is where I am serving as the interim pastor. Celebrating our 175th anniversary, the church asked me to write some of its history.

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Inception’ a marvelously challenging mindbender

July 27, 2010

What if someone could break into your dreams and take over your thoughts?

That’s the premise of the “Inception,” a smart and often spectacular new sci-fi psycho-drama starring Leonardi DiCaprio as a specially trained corporate-espionage hacker with a knack for sneaking into someone’s sleeping mind---and then stealing their deepest, most guarded secrets.

Horticulture Tips

July 26, 2010

Each pigweed plant produces between 10,000 and 35,000 seed. Fifty percent of the seed can still germinate after three years and it takes more than twenty years for the last few seeds to lose their ability to grow a new plant. Isn't it easier to kill one plant now? One swipe with a hoe now can prevent ten thousand later.
 

WEDDING: Howard-McLaurin

July 26, 2010

Ms. Lynette Jordan of Lexington is happy to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Joanna Leigh Howard of Starkville, to Prentiss Cortez McLaurin III of Starkville, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Prentiss Cortez McLaurin, Jr. of Starkville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Patricia Jordan and the late Lynn Jordan of Lexington. The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Prentiss Cortez McLaurin of Greenwood and Mrs. Doris Beery Perry and the late Allen Glenn Perry of Philadelphia.

WEDDING: LeBeau-Biasini

July 26, 2010

LeBeau-Biasini

Raymond LeBeau and Sandra LeBeau, both of Birmingham, Ala., are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Rachelle Renee LeBeau of Starkville to Nicholas Tristian Biasini of Starkville, son of Dr. and Mrs. Fred Biasini of Birmingham, Ala.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Green of Lincoln, Ala. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacque LeBeau.
She is a 2003 graduate of John Carroll Catholic High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, with a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

WEDDING: Brown-Daniels

July 26, 2010

Rev. and Mrs. William Haynes Brown of Sylacauga, Ala., are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Emily Lauren Brown of Sylacauga, Ala., to Kevin Joseph Daniels of Starkville, son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Andrew Daniels of Starkville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Paul Cardwell; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Edwards Brown, Sr.; all of Sylacauga, Ala.

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