Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
The schedule of entertainment (sponsored by Entergy of Mississippi) and lunch ($9) providers are listed below:
Friday, October 9th - Celtic and Folk Music Performed by Reed Bishop, Nicolas and Julia Blake
Lunch provided by: Wayne's Bistro Subs and Suds
Friday, October 16th - Classic Country and Pop FavoritesPerformed by: Jim Robinson and Maria Adona
Lunch provided by: Martin's at Midtown
Friday, October 23rd - Classics Pop and Originals Performed by: Lee H. Abraham and the Boone Brothers
Lunch provided by: Goldie's Express
Friday, October 30 - Blues, Rock, Pop and OriginalsPerformed by: Patrick Smith
Lunch provided by: Palmertree Catering
The Fairfield Inn, LaQuinta Inn & Suites, Super 8, Motel 6 and Days Inn & Suites graciously sponsored the new "Classics" t-shirts that will be provided for $10 at each luncheon.
For more information or to make reservations for lunch, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email email@example.com.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
NEW TIME: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Join us for Outdoorama on the Rez scheduled for Saturday, September 26, 2009 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Turcotte Lab of Highway 43 at the Ross Barnett Reservoir.
In celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, the purpose of this event is to get kids and anyone interested in the outdoors to step outside for a hands-on experience with the tools and concepts of hunting and fishing in Mississippi. They will learn how to load muzzleloaders, reload shells, shoot skeet and sporting clays, get to try their hand at the MDWFP laser 3/D target shoot, learn how to tie flies, watch rOutdoorama 2004etriever and bird dog demonstrations, learn the art of falconry, fish for catfish, learn how knives are made, learn how to use a turkey call, shoot bows and arrows, try their hand at canoeing, learn how to use a treestand safely, see snakes and alligators, and learn about taxidermy.
It is a fun-filled day for all presented with the help of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, MomsLikeMe.com and a host of other conservation organizations and groups including Magnolia Fly Fishers, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Jackson Zoological Park, MS Dept. of Environmental Quality Office of Geology, American Zookeepers Association, Paul Meek, Ken Austin, Southern Heritage Labs, National Wild Turkey Federation, Mississippi Bowhunters Association, Wildlife Outreach Foundation, Treestand Manufacturers Association, Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, Simmons Creative Productions, and more! Each of these organizations volunteers their time and talent to educate youth of all ages.
This is a free event so mark your calendars and make plans to attend. No equipment is needed. For more information please call the Mississippi Wildlife Federation at 601-206-5703.
Special thanks to Southland Container and Allied Waste for providing trash boxes, Canton Wholesale Bait for supplying bait, Knights of Columbus for providing the food, and to MomsLikeMe.com for help with advertising.
Click here to download Outdoorama on the Rez flyer
Directions to Turcotte Lab:
From Lakeland Drive:
From I-55 take Lakeland Drive to Highway 471 Exit (Goshen Springs Exit). Turn left onto 471 and travel until you get to Highway 43. Turn left (west). Stay on Highway 43. Signs will be posted.
From I-55 North:
Get onto the Natchez Trace at the I-55 North entrance going east toward the Reservoir. Take the Highway 43 exit off the Trace and turn right onto Highway 43. Turcotte Lab is less than one mile on the left. Signs will be posted.
Monday, September 21, 2009
OCTOBER 8 – NOVEMBER 19, 2009
PRESENTED BY "BEGINNING AGAIN"
TO BE HELD AT
OAKDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
BRANDON, MS 39047
FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION:
601/331-7140 OR 601/573-7734
Losing a spouse to divorce or death is one of the
most painful and emotionally draining experiences
· Thursdays, October 8 through November 19, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. (registration at 6 p.m.)
· Hosted by Beginning Again in cooperation with Oakdale Baptist Church, the workshop features
helpful teachings and discussions on subjects related to loss.
· Area counselors join with Beginning Again’s team of trained family group facilitators to share
helpful suggestions and experiences.
· For anyone experiencing the pain of loss through divorce or widowhood, this program can be a
new start on the road to healing and recovery.
SPACE IS LIMITED. Register early to ensure your spot at this popular workshop.
Getting Started…What Can I Expect?
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Anger…How Do I Handle It?
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Loneliness…What’s the Answer?
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Finances …Tips for Single Income Living
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Dating…What are the Red Flags?
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Becoming Whole…Is Forgiveness the Key?
Thursday, November 19, 2009
ONE IS A WHOLE NUMBER CELEBRATION!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Ongoing Topics on Relationships Begin….
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Old Jackson: The Way We Once Lived
Christmas at the Manship House
Friday, September 11, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Ridgeland officials apologize for the inconvenience to users of the trail. This construction project will enhance this most popular section of the trail.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fortification Street * Jackson, MS 39202
Cost: $3 for adults and children 13+; $1 for children 12 and under
has been named a
Top 20 Event in the Southeast
for the month of August by the Southeastern Tourism Society.
The street festival, an end-of-the-summer tradition celebrating Jackson; Unique near-downtown neighborhoods is a celebration of all things that make Greater Belhaven special including exciting children's activities, art, music, theatre and food.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
A few weeks ago the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau added "A Welcome to Vicksburg" video on their website. I wanted to share with you this video of my hometown where I was born and raised. If you are ever in this area, please stop and stay awhile and enjoy our beautiful city with it's southern charm and hospitable people. We have so much to offer and it's a great retirement destination as well. Enjoy!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
The Guns of Vicksburg sporting clay shoot to benefit the Old Court House Museum returns for the fifth year today at a new location, plus additional competitions and awards.
“Every year it just keeps growing and getting better, and it’s mostly locals participating,” said Steven Tzotzolas, an organizer of the shoot and a National Sporting Clay Association member who competes around the country. “As far as total number of participants, it’s definitely one of the largest shows in the state.”
The shoot can accommodate up to 220 participants, and Tzotzolas said Wednesday about 165 shooters had registered. While it is an NSCA-sanctioned event, nonmembers make up the majority of participants, said Tzotzolas.
“We’ll probably have 50 to 60 NSCA members, but over 70 percent of our shooters are just your recreational hunters who basically want to get a little practice in and have some fun,” he said.
After being held at the Loosa Yokena Plantation south of the city for the past four years, the shoot is moving to Tara Wildlife, an 18,000-acre private wildlife preserve at Eagle Lake, about 30 minutes north of Vicksburg.
Mike Winkler, who annually helps set and maintain the skeet machines, was the first to suggest Tara Wildlife when organizers began looking for a new location to accommodate more participants and find a place where out-of-town shooters could stay overnight.
“It was the first place that came to mind — they have the land and the lodging — and, when I called (Tara president) Gilbert Rose, he said he thought it would be a good fit,” Winkler said. “We’ve had a great location in the past, but this one is going to provide us the most accommodations and allow us to have the shoot without taxing the land. We’re going to do the whole shoot on a grass runway at Tara that’s 3,000 feet long and 135 feet wide.”
In all, 80 trophies will be awarded, about 20 more than last year. Along with an overall winner, trophies will be given to shooters with the highest marks in six categories: ladies, 16 and under, 17 to 21, 55 to 64, 65 to 74 and 75 and older. Door prizes will be given out after each of the three shooting rotations, said Tzotzolas, unlike years past when only one drawing was done at the end of all the rotations.
“The course will be a little bit more challenging than it has been in the past few years,” added Tzotzolas.Last year, the Old Court House Museum was able to restore four aging cisterns on its property with about $70,000 in proceeds from the past two or three shoots. The cisterns don’t store water anymore, but serve as restrooms and storage space. Bubba Bolm, museum curator and director, said this year’s proceeds likely will go toward replacing several missing or damaged windows at the 149-year-old landmark.
“We’ve got windows upstairs in the courtroom and along the perimeter of the building that really need replacing. The putty is loose, and they’re rattling around just waiting to fall out,” said Bolm. “We had a huge lightning strike here during a recent storm that knocked out our computer, a few air conditioning units and some lights — there’s always something to fix or maintain here.”
Tzotzolas said the credit for the success and expansion of the shoot through the years is due to the roughly 60 local volunteers who work year-round to organize, set up, operate and clean up after the event.
“It’s amazing to see how many people in the community come together each year to make this happen,” he said. “None of this could be possible without all the help of those at the Old Court House Museum; Shirley Griffin and all the volunteers she helps coordinate; Mr. and Mrs. Hyland, who let us use their land in the years past; Gilbert Rose and a whole lot of other people who deserve more credit than they get.”
Those who would like to participate in the shoot can pre-register by calling 601-279-4261. Cost is $100 for individuals or $600 for a six-person team. Lunch is provided for shooters, while those not participating can purchase a lunch for $10. Registration will begin at 7:30 on the morning of the shoot for those who do not pre-register.
Along with the 12-stage 100 bird main event shoot, a five-stand, 50-bird event will be held for an additional $40. Those who want to practice shoot in the five-stand event, but not compete for the trophy, may do so for $20, said Tzotzolas.“
Most people say you just need an excuse to shoot — and this is a good one,” he said. (The Vicksburg Post)
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
North Mississippi Herald
The dedicated reporters of the Bodock Times will once again be bringing you exclusive action and reports on the carnival at the Deer Camp Blog.
Come over and visit today, you could win a car!
Monday, July 13, 2009
47 contestants participating in 2009 pageant in Vicksburg, MS.
The 52nd annual Miss Mississippi Pageant kicks off as 47 contestants arrive in Vicksburg, ready to battle it out in a week-long competition (July 15-18) for the 2009 state crown and a chance for the national title, set for January 20th in Las Vegas.Preliminary competition will begin Wednesday at the Vicksburg Convention Center and run through Friday, with the finale Saturday night. The contestants, ages 18 to 24, will compete in three separate preliminary groups.
The top ten will be announced Saturday night. Those young women will compete in talent, swim wear, evening wear and on-stage question.Hosting this year's pageant, themed Star, will be Miss Mississippi 2006 Taryn Foshee and Michael Young.
Entertainment will be by Chris Butler, who's performed with top country acts; Kiefer Slaton, a 2009 Vicksburg High graduate who will enter Mississippi State in the fall; Ben Bagby, who has performed on Broadway and in movies; and Ted Laney, a former pageant dancer. Eight Miss Mississippi dancers will perform during the competition, as well.During the week, the contestants will make public appearances, including autograph parties and the annual Miss Mississippi Parade along Washington Street kicking off tonight at 7:00 pm.
The 2009 pageant will feature 15 returning contestants.It will also have 22 blondes, 24 brunettes and one redhead. Eighteen have brown eyes, 15 blue, seven green and seven hazel. Twenty-six will sing, 13 will dance, seven will play the piano and one will play the flute.
The pageant will be televised on WLBT, Jackson; WGBC, Meridian; WLOV, Tupelo; WDAM, Hattiesburg/Laurel; WABG, Greenville; WXXV, South Mississippi and Time Warner Cable. And, for the first time ever, this year, the pageant will be broadcast live via the internet at, http://www.missmississippipageant.com/
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
The pageant will be held July 31 and August 1 in downtown Hattiesburg at the Saenger Theater. The two nights of competition will highlight 32 women from around our state.
Premiere seating tickets are $18 and general reserved seating tickets are $13. Tickets for both evenings can be bought as a package for $36 for premiere seating and $26 for general reserved seating.
Visit www.hattiesburgsaenger.com to purchase your tickets or call 601-584-4888.
More information about the Miss Hospitality Pageant can be found at www.misshospitality.com.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Friday, June 26always the last Saturday in June
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Arts and Crafts
for more info : http://www2.msstate.edu/~ricks/cstomato/tomfest.html
Thursday, June 18, 2009
In Review: Mississippi's history is as thick and rich as the summer heat. Just like a Mississippi summer, I found that the best way to enjoy this wonderful coffee table style book from Turner Publishing was on the front porch with a big tall glass of iced tea.
As a little girl growing up in Vicksburg, I heard the stories of the Civil War, the siege and how the families had to live. Seeing the photo on page 8 brought to life all I heard about the caves dug into the sides of the hills and how families hid from Union troops.
Seeing photos of a covered bridge over the river here in Jackson where prisoners were held piqued my curiosity as to if that is now where the stack exists.
We took our boys to the recently refurbished Meridian Opera house for a play. What a joy to be able to show the original photos from when the Opera house was built and its incredible interior.
My in-laws will be interested in seeing the original photo of Boler Inn in Union. That is my husband's hometown and where General Sherman decided to "stay" when he slashed through central Mississippi.
This book has been divided into time segments:
The Joy of the Golden Age (1900-1919)
Depression Years and Singing the Blues (1920-1939)
War in Europe and Struggles at Home (1940-1970s)
Book Review: Imagine a ride with the Mississippi mockingbird as it soars through the Mississippi skies. Beginning in the land of Elvis at Tupelo, one moves down to the Piney Woods of East Central Mississippi where the ground is covered with fragrant pine straw and where Choctaw moccasins once walked the trails. Then turn south where the ocean waves swell upon sandy beaches and sea gulls hover and squawk in the breeze. Continue onward to the mansions of historic Natchez and the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta where the blues reigns supreme. Finally, swoop down toward Old Man River, the majestic Mississippi, and skim across its yellow waters. The waters have seen war and defeat, loss and love, heartbreaks and triumphs. No sentiments need speaking. Only the sweet songs of the mockingbird are required to understand a land whose beauty is second only to the strength of its people. Through nearly 200 images printed in vivid black-and-white, with brief introductions and captions, Historic Photos of Mississippi takes the viewer on a flightpath to key points of interest in historic Mississippi.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Sean McConnell, a Boston native who has written songs recorded by Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley, has agreed to play for free.
If all started with a handful of people who wanted to help 18-year old Kyle Coleson, his mother, Lisa, and 14-year-old brother, Cody, who has a mild form of cerebral palsy. Since early March, that group has grown to 500 plus people.
"We just wanted to try to do anything we could to help Kyle out, and we knew the community would be happy to do it," said Coleson's cousin Dan Muirhead. Muirhead's mother, Shanna, - Coleson's aunt - has a relative who works for Warner/Chappell Music in Nashville and connected the planners to musician McConnell.
If you go - Tickets can be purchase at the door for $15.00 or in advance for $10.00 at various locations. You can call Vicksburg Main Street at 601-634-4527 and they can give you that information. T-shirts are $12.00 and are being designed by Warren Central High School student Turner Reeves, 17, son of Keith Reeves and Marnie Farrell. The "Siege of Leukemia" shirt plays off Vicksburg's Civil War history and shows two "USS Cure" gunboats firing at a red blood cell, a reference to the cancer.
County Junction and Goldie's Express will provide food, and Brown Bottling Group will supply drinks. Local businesses have donated gift certificates and other items to be raffled for $1 at the concert.
For other information, visit the Kyle Coleson Foundation at Facebook.com or contact Candice Park at 601-529-0018 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Ashley Baker at 601-218-0506 or email@example.com
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
RECYCLE AT THE MARKET THIS SUMMER!
Wonder what's best to grow in your yard, given the landscape and climate? Stop by the Warren County Master Gardeners booth at this week's farmers market to find out!
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
"I am so excited, you cannot imagine," said Nellie Caldwell, head of the Riverfront Mural Committee. "To see the whole wall finished and is a marvelous feeling."
Sponsored by the Nosser family and friends, the mural depicts Jitney-Jungle, a first-of-its-kind supermarket to open in Vicksburg in 1933, and the owners who opened it, the late Pete Sr. and Bessie Nosser of Vicksburg.
"The Jitney-Jungle was a lot of things all under one roof," said Rowdy Nosser, a grandson of Pete Sr. and Bessie Nosser. "It was a central part of life in the city. It was a place where people were truly appreciated in that time."
The store housed a cafeteria, which Rowdy Nosser referred to as a "gathering place," a toy store and a delicatessen.
The Nosser family owned and operated four Jitney-Jungle grocery stores in Vicksburg for over 50 years.
The guest speaker will be former Vicksburg Mayor Johnny Holland, and Miss South Outstanding Teen Grace Claire Cordes will sing the "Star-Spangled Banner."
Immediately after the unveiling, a reception will follow at the Art Park beneath a covered tent.
The event will feature foods from local restaurants and door prizes, while celebrating the end of the 32-mural historic Riverfront Mural project.
"We really want all of our sponsors and everyone involved to be in attendance," said Caldwell.
"This is the final thing." Caldwell expects more than 400 people to attend.
Almost all murals in the series were paid for with donations. The project followed a visit to Paducah, KY., where Caldwell saw Dafford's work and suggested a similar project here. Mayor Laurence Leyens agreed and named her chairman of the committee. The Dafford murals cost from $15,000 to almost $20,000 each and the City of Vicksburg landscaped, fenced and lighted the area.
Monday, May 18, 2009
• Do you have school-aged children? Is one of your children starting kindergarten in the fall?
• What are your summer plans, as far as daycare? Are you happy where your child is in daycare this summer?
• What are you doing to get ready for the next school year? Do you know the principal at your child's school? Are you active in the PTA or other parent groups?
I'm asking these questions to share tips I've learned, and to encourage you to get involved in your child's education. It was scary for me to see my daughter walk through those doors on the first day of kindergarten, not knowing her teacher or the other kids in that classroom. I cried at the thought of her growing up, and the uncertainty of her first year in "big school."
Tip: get to know your child's teacher, especially at the kindergarten level. This is the person who is going to spend every day with your child, and will be doing her best to teach her whole class the basics of the kindergarten curriculum. Ask her about her classroom management techniques, and what you can do to reinforce at home her discipline system. If there's something you disagree with, talk to her about it; don't try to undermine at home what she's doing at school to keep order in the class. Keep in mind that some of the kids in her class have never been in a classroom setting, and are going to have a difficult time adjusting to the structure.
And one more tip: Read to your child. Read every day, and encourage him/her to read, too.
As for summer plans, it's tempting to be lazy, sit at home and play video games all summer. But try to do what you can to keep your child mentally and physically fit in the off season. There are tons of summer camps in the arts, athletics and, yes, academic. If you have to work and can't take your child to camps, look for a summer program that offers more than just baby-sitting. Look for a program that has field trips, maybe dance class or swim lessons. Keep your child learning and active. And check at your child's school for summer reading lists.
For next year, make time to get to know the principal at your child's school. Ask questions about the curriculum your child will be learning, and things you can do at home to prepare. Find out how the school ranks on the state's accountability scale. What's going on in the gifted classrooms, and what are the facilities like? Is the building clean and organized? What resources are available in the library?
And, of course, ask about the PTA or PTO. For working moms, it's hard to be at the school every day, and to go to officer meetings that are held during work hours. But most PTA meetings are at night, and there are always volunteer opportunities. It's not easy to be a presence at your child's school, but when parents are involved, children always, always do better in the classroom.
This school year, I was not able to be part of the PTO at daughter's school. But next year, she'll be in school where I work and I will be there. It's going to be nice to have lunch with her sometimes, and to work with the principals and teachers. I've already been recruited to the PTA board, and I'm looking forward to getting to know the other parents as well. Daughter has done OK so far, and I'm expecting her to only get better as time goes on.
Friday, May 8, 2009
The North Mississippi Herald has several great articles about the festival.
Please come enjoy the fun.
Market Fest Event Schedule
8 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Farmers Market Kick Off: at Magnolia Tree on Main & Blackmur (includes fresh produce, breads, honey, eggs, etc….
Fiddlin' Rooster Kids Train Ride
10 a.m. to noon – Children's Stage at Farmer Market Jim McGaw Kelli and Kelly
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Official selling time for Arts & Crafts and Food vendors
12:30 Festival Announcements: Bandstand
1:30/2:30 p.m. – Games at Marchbank Park, corner of Panola and Main including: Sack races, hula hoops, three-legged race, horseshoes, spoon and egg race
11 to 5 p.m. – Historic Quilt Show Mechanics Bank Community Room
2 to 4 p.m. – Student Art Show at Imagination Station
12:45 to 8 p.m. – Music at the Bandstand Water Valley Middle School Girl's Band -
Jake Fussell - Rosie and Jamie Posey - Swinging Prevaricators - Brad Van Winkle Wiley and the Checkmates
8 p.m. – Fireworks Display: Downtown
T-shirts are available in sizes from 3x to youth small. They cost $15 and are available at the Main Street Office, located at 207 Main St.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Families are invited to bring picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs as they kick back and enjoy the festivities. New activities are a Monster Spider Jump on May 7 and a homemade ice cream party, courtesy of First Baptist Church, on May 14 and 28.
New to the Swing Into Summer stage will be The Pates on May 7. The Johnny Crocker Band will entertain the crowd on May 14. New to Madison will be Something Blue band on May 21 and The Magnolias on May 28.
Featured children's activities are:
# May 7, monster spider jump, petting zoo and Dorian the Magician.
# May 14, ice cream party, bubbles, hoola hoops and Smiley the Clown.
# May 21, pony rides, space jumps, face painting, hoop shots, rock wall, trackless train and bubbles.
# May 28, ice cream party, sno-ball junction and rock wall.
A weekly drawing at 7 p.m. will be for spring garden items: a porch swing on May 7, two urns on May 14, hanging baskets on May 21 and a wheelbarrow full of gardening items on May 28.
Swing Into Summer is a free event. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. No pets are allowed at the alcohol-free event. In case of rain, events will be moved inside the Madison Square Center for the Arts.
Friday, May 1, 2009
|Early Registration (by May 15th):||Individual||$65|
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|After May 16th:||Individual||$75|
Packet Pickup Information:
Friday, June 5th - 3:00 - 7:00pm -
677 South Pear Orchard Road in Ridgeland
(see map under Travel)
Saturday, June 6th - 5:30 - 6:00am - Race site
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wild Visions at MSU - APR 27-JUN 27
Starkville, MS - The Colvard Student Union Art Gallery will host the solo exhibit "Wild Visions," by Paul T. Brown. The exhibit will run April 27th through June 27th, 2009. An opening reception will be held Tuesday May 12th, from 5:00 �€“ 7:00 pm.
Paul T. Brown is a widely published, award winning and nationally acclaimed wildlife photographer and writer from Brandon, MS. Paul�€™s photographs regularly appear in national ad campaigns as well as books, brochures, catalogs and more. He has earned numerous national and regional awards including honors from the Outdoor Writers Association of America and the Southeastern Outdoors Press Association. The States of Mississippi and Alabama have both honored Paul with the Conservation Communicator of the Year Award.
Paul has been observing and photographing wildlife in its natural habitat for some 35 years. He became interested in photography in high school and started shooting animals with a camera while a student at Mississippi State University. "I enjoy sharing my images and experiences with others," he explains. "I hope my photographs serve to inspire people to manage and conserve our wildlife heritage."
Books by Paul Brown include Conserving Wild America, Wildlife of the South, Paul Brown's Wild Visions, Freedom Matters, Wild About Babies, Escape in Iraq, I'm Still Standing, and Church of Lies. Various titles are available at the Barnes & Noble campus bookstore. Books will also be available for purchase at the opening reception.
The Colvard Student Union Art Gallery is located on the second floor of the MSU Colvard Student Union. The Gallery presents museum shows, traveling exhibits, student shows, and group and solo exhibitions by professional artists. For more information about this event, please visit www.union.msstate.edu or call (662) 325-2930.
- press release provided by Samantha Musil, assistant director of Colvard Student Union, MSU
Friday, April 24, 2009
Please join us later this April for our 2nd annual White Elephant Sale in Fondren! This event is a great opportunity for Fondren's north end to garner some attention. There are many separate booths selling items ranging from electronics to the kitchen sink!
Our innaugural White Elephant in the fall of 2008 was hands down an amazing success! The positive vibes reverberating around the McRae's building were loud and clear. Booth participants were thrilled with their sales; buyers - 1500 strong - were content with their finds and our neighborhood unity and camaraderie was inspiring. The event was a perfect example of how the foundation can work with others to create great things in Fondren!
Fondren Renaissance Foundation will have a Café set up in the church kitchen/dining area. Coffee, cold beverages, snacks and lunch boxes will be available to purchase!
We have had great response to this function, and it has really met many of the Foundation's initiatives. These include involving neighbors and merchants from all areas of Fondren, and we really appreciate the efforts of folks in the northern business district and our friends from The Broadmeadow Neighborhood Association. And thanks again to Woodland Hills Baptist Church for hosting this event!
Clean out booth space after sale ends at 2:00 p.m.
*For more information contact the Fondren office at
(601) 981-9606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Let's Make Fondren's White Elephant Sale a Huge Success!
Debbie knows that girls just need to have fun so one of the first things she put on her calendar were some Ladies' Nights.
Don't these look fun?
May 21st - Various Vases
July 23rd - Tailgating Pieces
August 20th - Christmas in July
Wouldn't it be fun if we met and enjoyed a night of great food and great company? The cost of each night is $40 plus tax. This includes dinner, drinks, and your piece. Call today to make your reservation! 601-605-8114
Beginning in June, our new Summer Hours will be: 10 til 6 Tuesday through Saturday. (During the weeks of summer camp, we will be open 12 til 6.)
The Different Strokes website is: www.differentstrokesinc.com. Be sure to bookmark it so you can keep up with all the great special events, children's camps and fun things they will be planing.
Monday, April 20, 2009
OLD TRACE PARK - ROSS BARNETT RESERVOIR - RIDGELAND, MS
Friday, April 17, 2009
As a parent, I want to know what's going on in my child's classroom. Since I work full time, clearly I cannot hang around her school all day (much as I wish I could!). So I'm pleased to announced that the Clinton Public School District is offering the next best thing. No, not Web cams, it's a vastly enhanced Web site where all teacher profile pages and classroom pages are centrally located and very easy to find.
We're in the process now of training all our teachers on how to use the new system. Once we get them all trained, we'll launch the new site. Mark your calendars for April 27. On that date, the current site will be replaced with one that is streamlined throughout, attractive, easy to navigate and chock-full of information for students, parents and school district employees.
I am the district Web master, but I cannot take all the credit. We partnered with a company called School Fusion to do this. They designed our beautiful new templates (like I said, check back with us on April 27), and provided us with all this great new functionality. We are adding student accounts over the summer, so when school starts in the fall, students will be members of their teachers' class pages (and can receive e-alerts when teachers post homework assignments, upcoming events and announcements), and parents too will have accounts. When parents log in, they will have a "My Family" page that shows what each of their child's teachers have posted on their class pages.
We're also switching to a new database system this summer, and parents can receive regular e-mails with their child's grades, attendance, etc.
How cool is this?
It's a lot of work on the front end, but I'm telling you, I can't wait to enroll my daughter in the Clinton School District this fall. It's going to be great having such easy access to her school. As it is, she sometimes gets busy and forgets to put her homework sheets in her backpack, and I don't know that we haven't done it all until she's in trouble the next day for incomplete work. I don't want to call the school every day to get her assignment list; what a relief that next year, I won't have to. :)
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Kept inside for several weeks, MoJo will go on display for the first time April 8.
link: Clarion Ledger