Roses and thorns 3-12-2010
A rose to the MUW’s theater department, department head William “Peppy” Biddy, director Brook Hannemann, thespians, backstage workers and other participants in the college’s presentation of William Shakespeare’s “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream.”
Mississippi State Bulldog fans; Columbus Municipal School District Teacher of the Year Cindy Ming; Lowndes County Board of Supervisors; and Caledonia teacher Terry Wiygul
Mississippi University for Women supporters; New Hope High School junior Meredith Barefield; Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation; Gen. Joseph Fant; and Kabir Karriem and other organizers of the Seventh Avenue Festival.
Roses to Oasis of Freedom and Justice Award recipients;Columbus Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Mickens; and the family and friends of four Mississippi University for Women students
Columbus City Council;The Friends of The W and Junior Auxiliary of Columbus
Students at Immanuel Center for Christian Education; Chelsea Phillips; 4-County employees and customers; Julie Jordan; and Andrew Gaston
parade winners; West Point High Green Wave football team; West Point selectmen; and Columbus and Starkville school districts
Andrea Cannady; Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority, Concerned Citizens of Ward 1, the Columbus Police Department and all area volunteers who helped bring Thanksgiving to more than 1,000 area residents; Mississippi State University students; West Point and the Aberdeen high school football teams; and East Mississippi Community College Lions
Ward 3 Councilman Charlie Box; The Friends of the W; and the 1,000 households in Starkville that have signed up for the city’s curbside recycling program.
Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau; Mississippi University for Women nursing department;and vandals who have damaged or stolen more than $750 in autumn decorations in downtown Columbus
Roses to Mississippi University for Women for bringing us another year of the Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium, held at the college last week. Each October, the Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy sponsors the Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium to honor the Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
Organizers of a plethora of events and festivals over the weekend; David Bouchard; Heritage Academy students, parents and alumni; and Starkville citizens
Local school districts; Caledonia Mayor George Gerhart, Sen. Terry Brown, Rep. Jeff Smith and East Mississippi Community College Entrepreneurial Development Facilitator Bruce Hanson; Starkville Parks and Recreation Department;organizers of Dream 365; and the Caledonia High School band, cheerleaders, and dance team.
A thorn to the leadership of Kappa Sigma and Lamda Chi Alpha fraternities at Mississippi State University, both of which now are on probation until May 15, 2010.
Lowndes County supervisors, Columbus City Council and Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority; Columbus-Lowndes Development Link; Penny Bowen; and Heritage Academy students who helped compile “Passionately Pink”
A rose to Brenda Caradine and the host of volunteers who put together another extraordinary array of events celebrating the life of Columbus’ most famous native son, Tennessee Williams.
City of Starkville, District 3 Oktibbeha County Supervisor Marvell Howard, Main Street, East Mississippi Community College and others who made the recent charrette in Columbus possible, Starkville Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins, Mike Law and other organizers and participants of Roast-n-Boast, NBA player Travis Outlaw and those who participated in Starkville’s Clean Sweep
Roses to Aberdeen's Matthias Fischer and others; local U.S. Army soldiers stationed at Camp Atterbury; friends and family of U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mark M. Wheeler; and Mississippi State University's bike sharing program. A thorn to the Columbus City Council.
Mississippi University for Women, health officials at Mississippi State University, West Point Board of Selectmen, and Jim Robinson
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