PICAYUNE — GFWC-MFWC District I annual convention convened on February 23, 2013, at Juniper Grove Baptist Church, in Poplarville, hosted by Poplarville Woman’s Club. Nancy Griffin, District I President, presided. Boy Scout Troop #28 presented the colors, Linda Hawkins led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Lydia Howard sang the National Anthem. Billy Spiers, mayor of Poplarville, welcomed everyone. A memorial service honored club members who passed this year. From Civic Woman’s Club of Picayune, Mary Ellen Bright, a member for 50 years, was remembered. Suzanne Poynor, GFWC-MFWC President, thanked District members for all the projects and programs they completed to honor veterans and current military personnel. Darlene Adams, GFWC-MFWC President-elect presented membership awards. In January all GFWC-MFWC Clubs entered reports on projects in 8 special project and program areas and 6 advancement areas. They also entered club yearbooks and scrapbooks. Reports and books are judged by members of GFWC-MFWC Executive Board and area chairmen. District results are announced at the district conventions. Civic Woman’s Club of Picayune won first place on scrapbook and yearbook and in many of the other 14 areas resulting in being named District I Club of the Year. Tami Harris of CWC was named District I Club Woman of the Year.
Deluded Diva: Salvaging the Christmas spirit
“... I said what I’ve said every Christmas since I was old enough to speak; ‘This is going to be the best Christmas ever.’ (And it always is.)”
— Emily Jones
Arboretum Paths: Mississippi native plants — for the birds
Would you like to provide some new plants in your landscape that will be attractive to birds? You may be surprised to learn that while birds will feast on the fruits and seeds produced by the native plants in your yard, at certain times of year their diets also will consist of large quantities of the insects that feed on these plants.
The great spice cabinet purge
Erma Bombeck once said, "Once you get a spice in your home, you have
it forever. Women never throw out spices."
Man, I’m a believer.
Arboretum Paths: Mississippi native plants that shine in late fall
Have you noticed that some plants in the local landscape are glowing? One exceptional native shrub that is hard to ignore lately is Elliott’s blueberry (Vaccinium elliottii). Its leaves are turning a gorgeous scarlet red, which makes this shrub easy to spot from your car window on a county ride.
Whitney Miller force to be reckoned with in food world
Since winning the first season of MasterChef, Whitney Miller has been in a whirlwind of new experiences and opportunities.
Valuable native plants of the Piney Woods
As a child, it fascinated me that everything that made up my world had been fashioned of materials that came from the earth. It was great fun to sit among the trees in our heavily forested suburban neighborhood and imagine what this country would have been like in its early years, when each new tree or plant encountered would be eyed for its potential ability to prove useful to families eking out a home life in unfamiliar territory.
CWC Pilgrimage: The Teague home
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Teague home in North Hill Subdivision. The home of Richard and Janet Teague, located at 48 Long Lake will be featured in the Civic Woman’s Club Christmas Pilgrimage to be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 2 until 7 p.m.
Arboretum Paths: Plant natives – for seasonal flower arranging
When considering incorporating new plants to your landscape, consider its potential uses. Don't just dig that hole for the exercise. There are many more inexpensive ways to get into shape! If you make an investment in the purchase and care of a new specimen, think about how t will provide you with a return. Could your new plant be used as material for flower arrangements?
Coast Orchid Society Show changes venue
For the past 33 years the Gulf Coast Orchid Society has sponsored a free Orchid Show on the Gulf Coast usually at Singing River Mall in Gautier, Miss. on the bye weekend before the Super Bowl. With the ongoing renovations to the mall, the Society has had to relocate.
It’s fall y’all
It’s fall y’all and this week’s Vocability focuses on all the goodness of southern words and terms.
These are from my own experience growing up and I believe they are common knowledge. You may recognize some of these— admission of knowledge is not necessary. Feel free to email me additional terms you do not find here and there might be another column on the topic.
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