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July 30th

Dancing in the Park set Saturday

July 30, 2010

It was a huge coincidence that worked out perfectly.
Kayla Gilmore of KMG Creations Dance and Fitness, LLC, had planned Saturday’s “Dancing in the Park with the “main objective is to expose different genres of dance, promote the arts and promote fitness for everyone.”
“I thought I would do something to help Mississippi with a crisis of unhealthy and obese people, especially with youth,” Gilmore said. “I am trying so hard to alert people about healthy living because it could combat many diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and others.”

Starkville News Notebook

July 30, 2010

Reminder: Rally Promo Day Saturday

In just three weeks, thousands of motorcycles will descend on western Oktibbeha County for the annual Sturgis South All-Bike Motorcycle Rally, but those looking to get a jump on registration for the weekend-long event can do so this Saturday.
Promo Day for the 14th annual Rally is set from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in downtown Sturgis. The Rally will be held from Aug. 19 to 22.

July 28th

The big city budget dilemma

July 28, 2010

One major dilemma is facing Starkville officials as they prepare the municipal government budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year: Do they try to move forward with projects identified in their strategic plan or tow the line in keeping expenses down?
That’s something the full Board of Aldermen will have to weigh when it convenes for a budget work session in the coming weeks.

July 27th

Festival of Trees tickets

July 27, 2010

Festival of Trees 2010 is scheduled for November 12 – 19 at the Palmeiro Center on the campus of Mississippi State University.
Some of this year’s events will include: Preview Party, Ladies Night, Cookies with Santa, and the Holiday Party.
This year event organizers will also be offering ticket packages: Girls Night Out Package includes one Ladies Night ticket, one preview party ticket and one Holiday Party ticket for $75, Date Night package includes two preview party tickets and two Holiday Party tickets $ 115.

July 26th

JA's 'Stuff the Bus' to help students

July 26, 2010

It’s back to school time in Oktibbeha County, and for the Junior Auxiliary, that means it’s time for the annual Stuff the Bus event.
“The purpose of this event is to serve as many children as possible with the funds available,” said Robin Parker, Child Assistance Committee Chair. “Historically this has involved making essential school supplies available to children at the beginning of the school year when those children have been referred by school counselors... It is one of our most important projects because we are able to fill an immediate need of children in our schools.”

Gaining Ground conference set

July 26, 2010

For the Daily News

This weekend, the Gaining Ground Sustainability Institute of Mississippi will present a unique opportunity to learn and share more about sustainable living in Starkville at the first annual Mississippi Sustainability Conference, held July 30 - August 1 at the Bost Conference Center at Mississippi State University.

Residents discontent with politics at TEA Party meeting

July 26, 2010

Saturday’s monthly meeting of the Starkville TEA Party gave a clear picture of local discontent with national politics.
Opinions expressed at Saturday’s meeting line up with core values of the TEA Party movement nationwide, which call for a recognition of God, fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets as it relates to local, state, and national political issues.

Local donor brings reading program to kids

July 26, 2010

Thanks to an anonymous donor, the Kings Center was able to offer a summer reading program for children for the first time.
The donor wished to remain unnamed because he said the donation of money isn’t the story — The story is the fact that a group of children spent the summer reading. And with literacy named as one of the larger problems for children in Oktibbeha County, the summer reading program touched a great group of children, he said.
The program, which started June 1, had 20 children ages 3 to 12 reading every single day, and participating in reading activities.

Mentor program moves to new grant, seeks volunteers

July 26, 2010

Mentor program Project AIM will be starting its third year this fall, and volunteers are needed.
Previously funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education Grants for school-based mentoring programs, Project AIM will be moving under the Safe Schools Healthy Students grant umbrella.
“We appreciate the way the community has embraced the grant, and we’re looking forward to another year,” AIM Coordinator Cathy Curtis said. “We want people to know that mentoring opportunities are continuing under another grant.”

Kids in the Kitchen

July 26, 2010

The second year of Kids in the Kitchen camp went off without a hitch last week.
The camp, ironically named as there isn’t actually a kitchen available, is hosted by Emerson Family Center, but funded through Mississippi State’s Extension Services. With MSU footing the bill, the camp is completely free of cost to the campers.
“It was such a success last year that we decided to make it an annual thing,” said Frances Page, Extension Program Assistant for food health promotion.

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