Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Watermelon Carnival Starts July 30

Water Valley, MS> The annual Watermelon carnival kicks off Thursday July 30th with the talent show that evening. Lots of great voices and skits by local talent will highlight the show. Come early and enjoy a real treat.
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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

Miss Mississippi Pageant 2009

Miss Mississippi~Christine Kozlowski 2008

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,

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Vicksburg's Fourth Of July

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Rangers and volunteers will present and demonstrate union Civil War artillery at Battery De Golyer, Stop No. 1 on the Vicksburg National Military Park's tour road. Visitors may enter the park at 3201 Clay Street. The admission fee is $8.

9 a.m. - 4 p. m. - Pemberton Headquarters on Crawford Street will be open for public tours.

9 a.m. - noon - Cotton will sign copies of "Like a Hideous Nightmare" at the Old Court House Museum, 1008 Cherry Street. The book can be purchased for $20 at the museum.

1 - 4 p.m. - A program commemorating Madame C.J. Walker, a native of Delta, LA., and the nation's first female self-made millionaire will be held at the pavilion adjacent to the Hermione Museum, 315 N. Mulberry St., Tallulah. The program, set to include live music and poetry readings, is free and open to the public.

7:30 p.m. - The Krackerjacks, a rock band from Greenville, will perform in front of the old train depot on Levee Street. The concert is free and open to the public.

9 p.m. - A fireworks show will be at City Front. The show is free and open to the public.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Miss Hospitality Pageant

Tickets are available for the 60th Mississippi’s Miss Hospitality Pageant are now available for purchase.

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 to purchase your tickets or call 601-584-4888.

More information about the Miss Hospitality Pageant can be found at

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