50 years since JFK assassination
November 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. People who were alive when the shooting took place remember where they were when it happened. The event left its mark on the fabric of our nation as much as the Lincoln assassination did on April 14, 1865.
Signage being addressed
Rotarian and Picayune City Manager Jim Luke was the speaker for the Tuesday meeting at Paul’s Pastry. Luke announced the formation of a new committee to address and help advise on sign and facade ordinances inside city limits.
“I have had outside groups assess the city for three years who all came back with similar comments on how signage effects our community’s impression to visitors,” said Luke. “We are looking for ways to grow and these illegal signs serve as a detraction to our efforts in beautification
March Against Drugs this Saturday
Third Annual Back Yard BBQ results
The Third Annual Back Yard BBQ Cookoff Challenge was held Saturday with estimated proceeds of $2,500 to go towards city beautification efforts through Team Picayune.
‘Kickin it for Max’ kick off
Max Williams Parish had everything to live for. The 25-year-old student, with abundantly curly blonde hair and an even bigger smile, had a close family, tight-knit group of friends, had become recently engaged to the love of his life — Krista Miller and a deeply devoted father to his four year old daughter, Vivian Blaire.
Matters of the heart
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
approximately 600,000 people die of heart disease annually in the
United States. It is the leading cause of death for both men and
women. Approximately 47 percent of sudden cardiac deaths occur outside
of a hospital, which suggests that many people with heart disease do
not act on early warning signs.
You can read more about this in previous articles written about local
resident Dudley Smith who survived the event known as the widowmaker
written in Picayune Item Lifestyles Section in February 26, 2011 at:
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and in Picayune Item Lifestyles Section on March 5, 2011,
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With the help of staff at Highland Community Hospital, this week’s
column will focus on terms and words associated with coronary events
Fall Street Fair sets record
The Picayune Main Street Fall Street Fair has come and gone for this year but the excitement and buzz created by the record attendance and submitted applications for the 2014 Spring Street Fair has the Main Street group, along with the local business community, eagerly anticipating the next one.
Arboretum Paths: Why and how to ‘go native’
As a child, did you know the names of the trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants you played among? Perhaps you knew some of their stories, such as how yaupon holly was made into a tea by early settlers because of the caffeine contained in the leaves. Another story came from one of our exhibitors, who remembered how local health officials taught him as a child to fashion a toothbrush from a small branch cut from a sweetgum tree.
Super Senior: Dr. Donald Berry
Dr. Donald Berry is this week’s Super Senior.
The 90 year old medical doctor and veteran of World War II has served the Picayune and surrounding communities for 48 years in general medicine and as an obstetrician/gynecologist.
Run with the Pigs 5K to be held
The newest addition to the annual Backyard BBQ Challenge is the Run with the Pigs 5K.
It is hosted by the Pearl River County Home Builders Assoc., Picayune Chamber and the City of Picayune.
The race times will be as follows:
8 a.m. — 1 mile fun run. Runners only; no walkers.
8:30 a.m. — 5K (3.2 miles) will begin. Runners and Walkers.
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