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
A rose to the town of Caledonia, which rebounded from a devastating tornado in January 2008 in a big way this week: Students returning to classes found themselves inside a new gym and Allied Health and Trades building.
Teachers throughout the Golden Triangle, United Way Pacesetters, Kabir Karriem, Charlie Box and Bill Gavin, Starkville Rotary Club
Columbus Federal Program and Inspections Director George Irby, person or persons who have been passing fake $100 bills throughout the Golden Triangle, Columbus Municipal School District, and organizers of the Columbus War Museum.
Columbus Nationals 10-year-old Dizzy Dean baseball team, District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks, Lowndes County nonprofit agencies and their volunteers, and Starkville developers Jeremy Tabor and Dan Curran
A full bouquet of roses to the men and women of the armed services serving at home and abroad on this Independence Day weekend.
A rose to Ruth Rast, honored by the Red Cross’ Tenn-Tom Chapter this week as its Volunteer of the Year. Rast was honored for doing everything from working in the chapter’s office to managing an evacuation shelter during Hurricane Gustav. Rast’s volunteering doesn’t end with the Red Cross — she also reads to residents at Trinity Healthcare Center and participates in Angel Food Ministries through Wesley United Methodist Church. We commend Rast for making the Friendly City a much friendlier place.
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