PICAYUNE — State Representative Herb Frierson spoke to the 2013 Partners in Leadership Class on networking and positive self projection. The class is made up of professionals, from all walks of life, who want to step up in the community and make a difference.
- St. Paul’s hosts Third Annual Choral Festival There was standing room only at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on May 5 for the third annual Spring Choral Festival featuring singers from the four Picayune elementary schools. It was an opportunity to recognize and celebrate contributions to the vocal arts by the singers and their directors.
- St. Barnabas Anglican Church dedicates Memorial Garden Recently, several members of St. Barnabas Anglican Church, located at 201 Norwood Street, gathered in the newly created garden space, adjacent to the main building. Plantings of sago palm, forsythia, elephant ear and lily brought calm and sweetness to the air. Wrought iron seating and garden art sat nestled below the trees. At the center of the garden is a large trellis, covered with blooming clematis, with a kneeling bench provided below.
- Troop return eminent Picayune residents are advised to be on alert next week as the troops are rumored to return to Gulfport, on this coming Thursday or Friday, time of arrival to be determined. Picayune Fire Chief Keith Brown said, “We urge residents to stay connected to us through Facebook and Blackboard Connect which is located on the City of Picayune website, on the bottom left hand side.” Blackboard Connect is the orange link that lead to: http://picayune.ms.us/blackboard-connect/, and will let residents in Picayune register as either an individual or business. It communicates news via email blast. Both sites will have late breaking news on official time of troop return at the earliest possibility. Those already registered, need not register again. Those without Internet access are welcome to call Janet Guidry, at the Picayune Fire Department, at either 601-798-6513 or 601-799-0614 to be put in the system.
Wreaths laid for Memorial Day
City officials, along with Picayune Main Street, Inc. president and director gathered at the Veteran’s Memorial Monument by city hall to hang Memorial Day wreaths in honor of all who serve our country. Also present was one of the original planning committee members on the Brick by Brick committee which funded the area and monument.
At the recent Master Naturalist training held at the Crosby Arboretum, Master Gardener Susan Swope discussed how using more natives in our landscapes can save us both time and money. She went on to describe some methods well-suited to lazy gardeners. One was to create planting beds in lawn areas. First, mow the grass as short as possible, then add layers of newspaper or cardboard, add a thick organic layer such as leaves, and there you go— less grass to mow.
CBAC Did you know? program highlights dangers to senior citizens
Senior citizens face many dangers, said the speakers at the Did You Know? seminar at the Senior Center, and they sought to give the seniors information to help them navigate the risks. The Community Business Advisory Committee (CBAC) hosted the seminar at the Senior Center on Friday, May 17.
- 2013 Partners for Pearl River County By Jodi Marze The 10th class of Partners for Pearl River County celebrated its graduation at First Baptist Church on Friday, May 10, in the Fellowship Hall. The graduating class included: Jason Bounds, Nacole Dillon, Christy Goss, John Huck, Jeff McClain, Teenia Perry, Paul Reese, Brooke Rester, Eric Stafne, Richelle Stafne, Kristin Thibodeaux, Pat Tidmore, and Jim Walker. The staff is comprised of: Jo Woods, Tricia Knight, Shirley Wiltshire, Marilyn Bailey, Rod Lincoln and Scott Langlois (Program Chairman).
Tami Harris takes state
Local business owner and community volunteer Tami Harris has won the coveted title of 2012 Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs-Mississippi Federation of Women's Clubs (MFWC) Club Woman of the Year for the state of Mississippi. A member of the Civic Woman’s Club of Picayune, Harris is one of only three club members, along with Darlene Adams and Leslie Lincoln, to take the state title.
Last week, students participating in the 2013 Mississippi Master Naturalist Program visited the Crosby Arboretum for an all-day training. The session was part of 40 hours of field and classroom instruction they will receive, educating them about natural resource management and environmental stewardship, and is a part of their preparation to become Certified Mississippi Master Naturalists.
- Chamber Ribbon Cutting Children's International Medical Group held a grand opening and Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at their first Mississippi location, located in Picayune.
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