Beebe returns to Main Street
“I was excited when the Picayune Main Street, Inc. Board of Directors asked me to return as manager to the local Main Street program. Also, extremely grateful to Picayune City Manager Jim Luke, Mayor Ed Pinero and city council for their blessings and approval to relocate our office,” says Beebe. “One of my favorite sayings is ‘There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.’ I have to say, I had a blast working on committees, projects and events with the most dedicated staff and group of volunteers in Pearl River County from March 2005 to May 2010. I look forward to getting new committees in place and working with ‘seasoned’ volunteers as well as new volunteers who share the same passion and desire to keep Picayune moving forward.”
15th Annual Rotary Fishing Rodeo held in McNeill
“We are all fortunate to play a small part in the joy we see in their faces when they get a bite on their line and see the fish they catch. My wife, Sharon, and I hosted it last year on our anniversary and we would not have had it any other way. It was a perfect day.”
— Rotarian Tony Paternostro
Picayune Main Street relocates to Intermodal
Picayune Main Street, Inc. has relocated to the Intermodal Transportation and Tourism Center at 200 Hwy 11 South. With the change in location the organization is also shifting focus back to the four points of the Main Street Approach according to President Bill Edwards.
- Gun law program presented at libraryBy Jodi Marze The Friends of the Library Lock and Load program, held last Sunday at Crosby Memorial Library, was standing room only as citizens gathered to receive information in areas of self defense and looked to navigate the concealed carry laws versus open carry laws.
School stands behind family
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School’s Principal Angela Ingram announced that the school will hold a “St. Charles Walks to defeat” ALS fundraising walk this Friday, from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m.” The disease is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The diagnosis has no known cure. Ingram says, “We are walking – for those who can't. But, there is one more reason we as a school family would like to include. We have a parent of two of our students who has been recently diagnosed with ALS. We want to show him and all sufferers of this disease our support.”
Spring trends bursting with color, patterns (and a little lace) for girls raised in the South
Stylist, television host, and author, Clinton Kelly, was at Macy’s Lakeside location to hold one of his traveling fashion shows and sign his most recent book, “OH NO SHE DIDN’T” published by Gallery Books, div. of Simon and Schuster, 2010.
- Ella’s Light Children's Ministry gets support from local retailer
Restoration planned for Pinecote Pavilion
The Pinecote Pavilion, designed by American Institute of Architects Fellow and Gold Medal winner E. Fay Jones, is a major attraction at Mississippi State University’s Crosby Arboretum. The open-air, all-wood structure is constructed of native longleaf pine and fastened together with nails, dowels and metal connections. The entire building was designed to be exposed to the elements so all components would be completely visible.
Furr honored at Pearl River Community College
Pearl River Community College will induct six alumni into the Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame on April 18 at a gala to be held at Southern Oaks House and Gardens in Hattiesburg. Among those to be honored is retired petroleum geologist Floyd Furr of Picayune.
Passion vine (Passiflora incarnata) is known for being a host plant for the gulf fritillary butterfly. It is not unusual to have this plant arrive from the nursery covered with scary-looking orange caterpillars that have equally frightening black spines. Although the caterpillars look like they might sting, their spines are actually quite fragile and will break off easily.
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