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Archive - Mar 2013

March 2nd

Negative thoughts?  Throw them away

March 2, 2013


Spring brings sunny, daffodilly days

March 2, 2013


On March 20, 2013 we'll joyfully celebrate the first day of Spring. Vegetation begins to really grow, and we begin to mow our new, lime-green grass in our yards. Flowers are beginning to profusely pop up everywhere. How fantastic and lovely are our Mississippi months of March, April and May. When we reach this time of the year we all say, "At last — spring has sprung."

Butterfly bush, butterfly weed welcome namesakes

March 2, 2013


I think all gardeners love to see butterflies visit their gardens in the summer months. If you want more butterflies this year, start planning now what to plant this spring to attract them.

I want to tell you about two of my favorite plants that are guaranteed to attract these garden visitors.

Service by nurses in J.Z. George Hall Infirmary

March 2, 2013

For Starkville Daily News

Florence Nightingale is perhaps the name most associated with the history of nursing but the J.Z. George Hall Infirmary at A&M College had outstanding nurses for sixty-three years.

Vaughan’s vocabulary

March 2, 2013


On Feb. 22, I had the opportunity to sit onstage at Mississippi State University’s Lee Hall Auditorium for Shakespeare’s "Twelfth Night," performed by a troupe from the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia. Stephanie Holladay Earl played the role of the voluptuous Olivia. Patrick Earl played Duke Orsino.

Births: Jill Carter & Carlisle Grace Langston

March 2, 2013

Tyson and Natalie Langston of Starkville are pleased to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Jill Carter and Carlisle Grace, on January 24, 2013 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. Jill was 19 inches long and weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz., and Carlisle was 21 inches long and weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz.

Engagement: Gilbreath - Rackley

March 2, 2013

Monty and Robbye Gilbreath of Caledonia are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Caitlin Jo Gilbreath, to Mr. William Martin Rackley, son of Perry and Michele Rackley of Starkville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Gilbreath of Gainesville, Texas and the late Mr. and Mrs. Bert Glascock of Valley View, Texas.

March 1st

Catherine Harris

March 1, 2013

Mrs. Catherine Swayze Harris, 83, died Friday, March 1, 2013 at The Carrington Nursing Center in Starkville. 

Graveside services will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013 in Memorial Garden Park Cemetery in Starkville with Rev. Dr. Prentiss Gordon officiating.

Visitation will be held 1-2 p.m. Sunday, March, 3, 2013 at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville.

George McIngvale Sr.

March 1, 2013

HOUSTON, Texas — Mr. George Critz McIngvale Sr., 89, devoted family man, World War II veteran, successful businessman, philanthropist and devout Catholic, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 in Houston, Texas.

Hotel fire caused by cord short

March 1, 2013


Starkville Fire Department officials confirmed the cause of a fire Thursday that destroyed the interior of a hotel room at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites on Miss. Highway 12 as electrical.

SFD Training Officer Charles Yarbrough said he concluded in his investigation that the fire was started by a short in a lamp cord.

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