Organizers of Mayor Robert Smith’s Unity Picnic; Organizers and participants in this Year’s Relay for Life; volunteers who serve their local hospitals; and Sarah Caldwell, Reagan Hall and Anastasia Winters
Golden Triangle law enforcement agencies; Starkville Area Arts Council; Harvey Myrick and Grilling on the River; city of Columbus and Lowndes County
A rose to the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation, historic home owners and all who have worked to bring the 70th annual Pilgrimage to the city of Columbus.
Relay for Life teams; George Irby, Sen. Terry Brown, city and county officials; and Robert Adams Ivy
A rose to the Mississippi State women’s basketball team for earning the program’s first trip to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.
Army National Guard Alpha Battery 2-114 Strike Battalion; Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman; Leslie Frazier; organizers and visitors for the Mississippi Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship’s 16th Annual State Conference; and city leaders
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.
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