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MSU Extension center teaches computer skills

April 23, 2014

> > By Keri Collins Lewis > MSU Ag Communications > > MISSISSIPPI STATE – Getting and keeping a job often depends on an individual’s ability to use basic computer programs and social media applications. > > The Mississippi State University Extension Center for Technology Outreach provides a variety of training workshops on common...

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Women for Agriculture begins monthly program

April 23, 2014
Women for Agriculture begins monthly program

> > > YAZOO CITY — Mississippi Women for Agriculture will kick off a new lunch-and-learn program May 2. > > The first meeting of the “Farm Women Friday” series will be hosted by the Mississippi State University Extension Service at the Yazoo County Extension office and broadcast to county Extension offices across the...

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Extension recruits teens for disaster readiness

April 23, 2014

> > > By Linda Breazeale > MSU Ag Communications > > MISSISSIPPI STATE — Learning opportunities for teens do not end when school lets out for the summer in communities across Mississippi. > > The Mississippi State University Extension Service is recruiting students in six counties for the inaugural Mississippi Youth Preparedness Initiative,...

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ECCC Ac’cents to Perform May 1

April 22, 2014
ECCC Ac’cents to Perform May 1

> Members of the East Central Community College show choir, The Ac’cents, will present their fall campus concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in Vickers Fine Arts Center Auditorium on the Decatur campus. There is no charge for admission and the public is invited to attend. This year’s music includes “Shake, Shake, Shake”...

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Southern Miss Students Learn about UMMC Dental Hygiene Program

April 22, 2014

> Southern Miss Students Learn about UMMC Dental Hygiene Program > > The University of Southern Mississippi Premedical and Health Professions Office, housed in the College of Science and Technology Dean’s Office, recently hosted faculty from the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Dental Hygiene program who presented information on the program to students. >...

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MSU Extension Service marks its first century

April 22, 2014

> > By Linda Breazeale > MSU Extension Service > > MISSISSIPPI STATE — Most centenarians are slowing down and avoiding modern technology, but the Mississippi State University Extension Service is doing neither as it approaches its 100th birthday. > > “Although the foundational goals established in the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 remain essential...

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4-H teaches horse safety, showmanship

April 22, 2014

> > By Brittnie Burton > MSU Ag Communications > > CLEVELAND — Horse lovers may think of horses as family, but they should always handle the large animals with caution. > > Laura Giaccaglia, Bolivar County coordinator with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said safety comes first in horse handling. > >...

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ACCO Brands Adding Call Center Operations at Boonville, Miss. Location

April 22, 2014

> > BOONEVILLE, Miss.—Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from office products supplier ACCO Brands announced today the company is adding call center operations at its location in Booneville, Miss. The project represents a corporate investment of $1.6 million and will create 162 full-time jobs. > > ACCO Brands last expanded its operations in Booneville...

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Governor Phil Bryant Signs Teacher Pay Raise into Law

April 22, 2014
Governor Phil Bryant Signs Teacher Pay Raise into Law

> JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant today signed a pay raise for all Mississippi public school teachers into law. The raise is separate from local supplements that some districts offer and separate from stipends teachers can earn for certifications like National Board Certification. This is the first pay raise for all for all Mississippi teachers passed...

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ECCC Cancels Football 101 Camp for Women

April 21, 2014

> ECCC ‘Football 101 for Women’ Cancelled > East Central Community College’s “Football 101: Skills Clinic for Women” scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2014, on the Decatur campus has been cancelled. > The clinic may possibly be held at a later date. > For more information or to express interest in attending the clinic,...

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SpaceX Cuts Ribbon on Rocket Engine Testing Program at NASA’s Stennis Space Center

April 21, 2014

> STENNIS SPACE CENTER— Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from commercial spaceflight company SpaceX cut the ribbon today on the company’s rocket engine testing program at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. SpaceX announced in October 2013 it would bring initial testing of its Raptor methane rocket engines to the facility. > >...

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Gov. Phil Bryant Signs Package of Law Enforcement Measures

April 21, 2014

> JACKSON, Miss.—Gov. Phil Bryant today signed a package of three law enforcement measures into law. The package included bills to fund a trooper school, hire additional assistant district attorneys and require DNA testing for certain violent offenders. > “Last year, I pledged that this legislative session would focus on public safety, and these...

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Annual flowering vinca deserves garden space

April 21, 2014

> > By Gary R. Bachman > MSU Horticulturist > Coastal Research & Extension Center > > With the chance of any more spring freezes getting lower by the day, the typical home gardener is out looking for plants for when the summer temperatures start to rise. Annual flowering vinca is one that really...

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