Friday, October 31, 2014

Community Bank Groundbreaking

Finally, someone is putting a bank in the Reservoir area.

Community Bank invites you to a groundbreaking on Tuesday, November 4, at 10:30 a.m., for their newest branch. The location is 1871 Spillway Road, which, according to Google Maps, puts it directly next to the big Bank Plus at the corner of Spillway and Northshore/Old Fannin.

Veterans Day Ceremony

All are invited to the Veterans Day Ceremony at the War Memorial Building Auditorium on November 11, 2014.  This thirty minute ceremony will feature Major General Augustus L. Collins, Adjutant General of the Mississippi National Guard.  The invitation is below.

According to Wikipedia (arbiter of all things true on the interwebs, right?), the history of Veterans Day is as follows:

Thursday, October 30, 2014

This Week at the Rez

From the PRVWSD:

·               Barnett Reservoir Arts & Crafts Fair:
The Barnett Reservoir’s first Arts & Crafts Fair will take place Saturday, November 15th from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Lakeshore Park in Brandon. Free Admission and plenty of parking on the grounds. We have 40 vendors already signed up which include such artists as: wood workers, photographers, oil and watercolor painters, potters, furniture makers, stained glass artists, up-cycle artistry, metal works and jewelry makers. This is the opportunity to shop local, for one of a kind gifts, with the beautiful park and reservoir as your backdrop.

·               Pearl River Coordinating Committee:
The Biannual Meeting of the Pearl River Coordinating Committee will meet today at the PRVWSD main office boardroom. Committee members from such agencies as National Weather Services, USGS, MEMA, FEMA, USACE and NOAA are included. This committee reviews major weather events in past year, river gage data, operational plans, and computer modeling.     

·               Successful Archery Draw Hunt:
Archery hunters involved in the draw hunts below the dam and in Pelahatchie Bay have had a successful couple of weeks.  Four deer have been harvested so far this season.

·               Fishing activity slows, but not the bites:

Fishing reports are few and far between, due to the annual seasonal drop in fishing activity. However, those fishermen going are catching fish. The bass have moved up to the edges of the vegetation, following the shad migration from deeper water. Crappie are being caught in the main lake around cover 8-10 feet deep. Catfish are still falling for baits suspended from jugs, and surprisingly are biting best on shallow-rigged jugs in deep water. Big striped bass are holding on deep contour changes in the lower main lake but are on the move — here one day, way over there the next. They are constantly in search of food.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

PRVWSD Arts and Crafts Fair Media Release

Hobnob Mississippi 2014

From the Mississippi Economic Council website:
The 13th Annual Hobnob Mississippi will be held on Wednesday, October 29 from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. This upcoming MEC Hobnob already is promising to be the best-attended ever -- and if you have never attended, it is a Mississippi event worthy of your time.
Held at the Mississippi Coliseum at the State Fairgrounds in Jackson, Hobnob Mississippi is a fun political rally-styled event that features Mississippi's statewide elected officials and candidates for statewide office. 
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, the Republican nominee, and his Democratic challenger Travis Childers will speak during Hobnob, which takes place less than one week before the general election.
Governor Phil Bryant, Lt. Governor Tate Reeves, and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn will provide the latest on what’s happening at the State Capitol. Other statewide elected officials set to speak are Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, Attorney General Jim Hood, State Auditor Stacey Pickering, State Treasurer Lynn Fitch, Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith and Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney.
This year, we have improved our MEC Hobnob layout -- and service to our attendees -- by:
  • Doubling the number of serving lines so we can feed the crowd a sumptuous buffet lunch with a minimal wait.
  • Reconfiguring the MEC Hobnob layout to increase the traffic, visibility and participation by corporate booth sponsors.
  • Dramatically increasing the number of audio speakers inside and outside the tent so that those who Hobnob outside can still hear the speakers -- and those who Hobnob inside won't be disturbed by the Hobnobbers.
The event, which draws more than 1,700 business and community leaders, features a morning of stump-styled political speaking and entertainment. Hobnob concludes with a buffet lunch featuring fried catfish, bar-b-que chicken and all the fixing. Sponsorship opportunities and special discounted tickets for MEC members are available.
Hobnob Schedule
-9:30 – Welcome
-9:35-9:45 – Mike Chaney, Insurance Commissioner
-9:45-9:55 – Cindy Hyde-Smith, Agriculture Commissioner
-9:55-10:05 – Stacey Pickering, State Auditor
-10:05-10:15 – Lynn Fitch, State Treasurer
-10:15-10:20 – Sanderson Farms Championship – Focus on Blair E. Batson
-10:20-10:30 – Jim Hood, Attorney General
-10:30-10:40 – Delbert Hosemann, Secretary of State
-10:40-10:45 – Alveno Castilla, MEC Chair, welcome
-10:45-10:55 – Philip Gunn, Speaker of the House
-10:55-11:05 – Tony Yarber, Mayor City of Jackson
-11:05-11:15 – Travis Childers, Democratic Nominee for U.S. Senator
-11:15-11:25 – Tate Reeves, Lt. Governor
-11:25-11:35 – Thad Cochran, U.S. Senator
-11:35-11:50 – Phil Bryant, Governor
-11:50-Noon – Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray
- Noon – Lunch is served
- 1:15 - Minor Party Candidates
- 1:30 - Adjourn

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fundraiser for Michael Guest

Rankin-Madison District Attorney, Michael Guest has a fundraiser coming up on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at Table 100.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Rankin County Republican Social Club Meets Tonight

The Rankin County Republican Social Club meets tonight at 5:30 p.m. at El Potrillo Restaurant on Lakeland Drive. This is an informal gathering of conservatives, where usually anything but politics is discussed.  A light hors d'oeuvres table is provided, cash bar.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Community Bank is Feeding You Lunch Today

If Ole Miss and MSU keep this up, Egg Bowl tickets will be hard to come by.  You have a chance to win a couple of said tickets, and get fed lunch, at the Community Bank branch off East Metro Parkway.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fannin Mart Troubles

You saw in my post yesterday where Steve Page, proprietor of the Fannin Mart restaurant, has been experiencing legal woes.  If you want more information, follow this link to Jackson Jambalaya, where Kingfish expands on said woes.

NWR Homecoming Parade Tonight!

Northwest Rankin Homecoming Parade is this evening, beginning at 6 p.m. at the usual location (along Vine Street from the middle school to the high school).  Great opportunity to stock up on Halloween candy.

This Week at the Rez

This week's email from the PRVWSD was to the point:

Smokin’ on The REZ takes place this Friday and Saturday, October 24th and 25th.   McComb native and 2014 Memphis International Blues Competition champion, Mr. Sipp, “The Mississippi Blues Child", and his band will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday.  Gates open at 5pm Friday.   Saturday’s entertainment includes StogDaddy and the Good Time Band at 11, Temperance Babcock, Bill Ellison & Jeff Perkins at 1pm, Acoustic Crossroads at 3pm.  The BBQ awards will be announced at 5pm, then HanaLena takes the  stage at 5:30 and the evenings headlines:   LoCash Cowboys take the stage at 7:30.   Gates open Saturday at 11am.  Single day ticket $10, or two day ticket for $15.

Visit: for more information.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Rez Articles in Rankin County News

Plenty of Rez-centric articles in today's Rankin County News, including:

  -- Another article on interim supervisor Rodney Keith.
  -- Steve Page, owner of Fannin Mart, indicted for tax evasion.  Que? He is alleged to have reported sales of $61,830, when actual sales were $285,674.
  -- Rez Upriver Cleanup Pays Off
  -- Info on NWR Cougar Community Fall Festival this Saturday.
  -- Haunted House at Lake Harbor
  -- Big spread on Smokin' on the Rez

Northwest Rankin High School Homecoming

Northwest Rankin's Homecoming game is this weekend.  The Cougars host a 1-7 Greenville team just looking for a beatdown.  Football tickets go on presale tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vine Street Office, and all day Friday.  $7 a ticket.  Homecoming Parade is tomorrow!

More Fun Stuff

There are plenty of alternatives to good old fashioned door-to-door trick-or-treating. The City of Flowood offers Kids Night Out on the evening of October 31.  From 5:30 p.m. til 8:00 p.m., out at Liberty Park (behind the Flowood YMCA), there will be jumpies, candy, games, etc. This is free to all.

The day before Halloween, the City of Ridgeland hosts Trunk of Treat at Freedom Park. From the city's Parks and Rec website:  Carnival games, face painting, and lots of treats! Volunteers make this event a smashing success by manning decorated vehicles with trunks full of treats and offering fun activities. Costumed children trick-or-treat from vehicle to vehicle and have an evening to remember. This event is reserved for children ages 10 and under with $3 admission per child. If your organization or business would like to volunteer at this event, contact Wendy Bourdin, special events coordinator, at 601-853-2011.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Another Area Haunted House: Tomb of Doom

I've been skating through life and didn't realize my firm's ATT rep, Buck, is the brains and brawn behind a big haunted house in Madison, the Tomb of Doom.  Just $6 a ticket, and all proceeds over operating costs are split between two Reservoir area charities, the Mustard Seed and Little Lighthouse.  151 Rice Road, Madison.  Just check out the webpage.  All the information you need is there.  This one is legit.

Weekend Jogs Around Town

The weather is again predicted to be perfect this weekend.  Get outside during these days of perfection and enjoy the Lord's creation.  If you are interested in taking a jog or walk in the morning, you have plenty of options.

Start things off Friday after work at the Purple Dress Run, bringing attention to domestic violence.  Begins and ends at Jaco's Tacos downtown Jackson.  The entry fee of $35 includes a post-race beverage.

The inaugural Witchcrafted 5K Fun Run and Superheroes 1-Mile Jog takes place at Old Trace Park in Ridgeland.  $30 for the 5K and $20 for tikes.

You also have the 3rd Annual Laps for Little Ones 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run, benefiting the Little Lighthouse.  This takes place at the track at Jackson Academy.  Again, $30 for the 5K (with a $80 family max).

And then you have the Sickle Cell 5K Jack O Lantern Jog, put on by the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at UMC.  Again, $30 for the 5K (I remember when these things were $15 for the expensive ones).  This race takes place on UMC's campus.

Morrison Heights Baptist Church hosts the Great Race in Clinton.  It's only $25.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Joe Mac Hudspeth at Flowood Rotary Tuesday, October 21

Reservoir area resident, author, and wildlife photographer, Joe Mac Hudspeth, will present tomorrow (Tuesday, October 21, 2014), at the Flowood Rotary Club. Noon at Table 100.  If you haven't seen him present his slideshow, I recommend it.  Guests are invited.

Check out his webpage here.

More Fall/Halloween Festivals this Weekend.

Boo at the (Jackson) Zoo on Friday and Saturday, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  It’s Halloween at the Zoo, so bring your little ghouls and boys for trick-or-treatin’ at the Zoo! 
General Admission: Adults $9.25/Children $6.75; Members: Adults & Children $3.00 each.
A Costume Parade, Carnival Games, Monster Mash Dance Party, Face Painting & Photo Booth! PLUS – A Life Size Candy Land Area AND Free Carousel & Train Rides!  There will also be a Haunted Hay Ride!  This event has all your Halloween Features right in one place – At The Jackson Zoo!!!!!

Park After Dark at the Children's Museum and Museum of Natural Science this Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
River of Life Church hosts a Community Block Party on October 25, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Free games, inflatables, costume contests, food, giveaways, trunk or treat, etc.
Of course, you have the Smokin' on the Rez BBQ and Blues Fest this Friday and Saturday.

Witchcrafted, sponsored by the Craftmen's Guild of Mississippi, begins Saturday, and runs through Halloween.  5k Run, Pumpkin carving contest, decoration making contest, and culminates with a Monster Bash on Halloween Night.
Trustmark's Red Beans and Rice Festival at Trustmark Park, benefiting Stewpot's ministries is on Saturday.
Mississippi Agricultural Museum's Great Pumpkin Adventure takes place Wednesday through Saturday.  Hayrides, snacks, and your choice of pumpkin.
Cap it all off with a Reformation Celebration at Lakeland Presbyterian Church; games, food, costumes (nothing scary, please) , and lots of candy.

Care to venture out a bit further this weekend, check out the Great Delta Bear Affair in Rolling Fork.

Friday, October 17, 2014

New Haunted House to Add* UPDATED

*UPDATED*  Be advised, there is significant information on line indicating this is a scam. The website is still up, and it still lists Jackson, MS as a location. I certainly would not buy tickets to this thing online.  Rather, (if I was into this sort of thing) I would buy tickets at the door.

So, apparently there is a company called "America is Haunted", that operates high-end haunted houses around the country, including one in Jackson, Mississippi.  The Jackson version is called Terror in a Barn, and is located at 197 North Gallatin Street, Jackson, MS.  It takes 45 minutes to an hour to complete, and is limited to ages 17 and older.

According to the America is Haunted website:

America Is Haunted is a night time experience designed to take you back to the fright-filled  state Halloween should be. With more than 42 locations around the country we have built a two-year track record of sold out haunts! Our unique combination of eccentric gory entertainment draws tens of thousands in revellers annually.

Inside the technicolour maze a selection of horrific surprises awaits as you visit an inner chamber where things take an incredibly scary turn. Here, visitors are taken into a maximum-security prison taken over by the unhinged inmates.

Get some fresh air as revelers drift towards Night of The Dead and join adult spirits.  It is believed that the gates of hell are opened and the spirits come back to visit their families.  Only no one here is related to them!

Groupon is offering a deal for the next two days.  The description from the Groupon site:

As Halloween approaches, dozens of macabre vistas appear across the country, frightening but somehow also beckoning groups of visitors. The masterminds behind these apparitions? America Is Haunted, a company that has fear down to a science. That starts with the element of surprise, as each location holds its own secrets and scares. Six terrifying mazes, eight mini-shows, more than 300 monsters, goblins, and ghouls including larger-than-life rats, spiders, and gargoyles, as well as interactive experiences, gory vignettes, and costumed actors await throughout each attraction. The escorted journey may begin with a disorienting, technicolor maze where each turn brings guests face to face with some new horror. Other locales might include a maximum-security prison where the inmates run wild or a grocery store where the cereal is all the healthy kind.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rankin Counties Blues Trail Markers (Part II)

Rankin County's three Mississippi Blues Trail markers stretch to the farthest points of the county, all close to the county line.  Only one commemorates an individual, the other two 

1. Piney Woods School.  This marker begins: "The musical programs of the Piney Woods School have produced many fine artists over the decades, including bluesman Sam Myers, who sang in vocal groups while attending a school for the blind located here. The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, a renowned all-female jazz orchestra, was founded at the school, and the original members of the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi first sang together here as members of the Cotton Blossom Singers."

2.  Gold Coast.  This marker begins: "This area of Rankin County, formerly called East Jackson and later the Gold Coast, was a hotbed for gambling, bootleg liquor, and live music for several decades up through the 1960s. Blues, jazz, and soul performers, including touring national acts and locally based artists Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamson No. 2 (Rice Miller), Sam Myers, Cadillac George Harris, and Sam Baker, Jr., worked at a strip of clubs along Fannin Road known to African Americans as 'cross the river.'"

3.  Rubin Lacy, Pelahatchie.  This marker begins: "Rubin Lacy was one of the most talented and influential artists in Mississippi blues during his short career as a secular performer. The grandson of a minister, Lacy was born in Pelahatchie on January 2, 1901. He was a well-known blues performer in the Jackson area and the Delta until 1932, when he put his guitar down and became a preacher. In the 1950s he moved to California, where he died on November 14, 1969. He is buried in Pelahatchie."  * Following the erection of the marker, it was discovered Rubin Lacy is actually buried in Bakersfield, California.

The level of research that go into these markers is remarkable.  I encourage you to explore the MS Blues website and learn more.  One of the Reservoir's own sits on the MS Blues Commission, Bobby Peoples.

Rankin County's Blues Trail Markers

"The Mississippi Blues Trail was created by the Mississippi Blues Commission in 2006 to place interpretive markers at the most notable historical sites related to the birth, growth and influence of the blues throughout (and in some cases beyond) the state of Mississippi." Wikipedia.

According to the Blues Trail website: "The Mississippi Blues Trail markers tell stories through words and images of bluesmen and women and how the places where they lived and the times in which they existed–and continue to exist–influenced their music. The sites run the gamut from city streets to cotton fields, train depots to cemeteries, and clubs to churches."

The MS Blues Commission staked the first marker in 2006, in Holly Ridge, Mississippi, honoring Charley Patton.

Without Googling, can anyone tell me the location of Rankin County's three MS Blues Trail markers?  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Interim Supervisor Named

Rodney Keith has been named interim supervisor for District 2 of Rankin County.  Check out Kate Royals' article on this at the Clarion Ledger, there, you will get to know Rodney better.  He will serve the remaining 14 months of Wood Brown's term. Rodney agreed not to run for the position next year.

From the article: "When this position came open it was an opportunity for me to give even more to the county and the party for 14 months," Keith said of his decision to seek the seat.

Smokin' on the Rez Coming Up

The 2nd Annual Smokin' on the Rez comes up October 24 and 25.  Find all the information you need at the Barnett Reservoir Foundation webpage.  There, you will learn about the music line-up, the Bicycle Poker Run, Smokin' T-shirts, football viewing opportunities at the event, and much more.  As a matter of face, you need to be checking the Barnett Foundation Reservoir website frequently.  They are doing a good job of keeping it updated with info.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NWR Lady Cougars Tearing Up Slowpitch Softball Again This Year!

Congratulations to the NWR Lady Cougars Slowpitch Softball Team for recently clinching the No. 1 seed in the District with a 21-4 record.

The first round of the playoffs begin this afternoon at 4 p.m. against George County.  It is a best of 3 series.  The second round of the playoffs will begin Saturday, the 18th.  The South State Championship will be on October 21, and the State Championship game will be the 25th.

According to Coach Mike Armstrong, "the Lady Cougars have a very good chance of reaching some the goals they set this season.  Sometimes, when we get on a roll and hit the ball up and down the line up, I think we are as good as the 2012 team that won the 6A State Championship.  We do a good job of pitching and playing defense each game so with that, we can be successful if we are focused and ready to play."

Come out to the games tonight at the NWR Fields and support the Lady Cougars!

Fundraiser for State Sen. Josh Harkins

As we approach the legislative session of a statewide office election year, be ready for fundraisers. In his first few years in office, the Reservoir area's State Senator, Josh Harkins, has concentrated his efforts on successfully passing Reservoir-specific legislation. He is having a fundraiser this afternoon.  Join Ergon for a reception honoring State Senator Josh Harkins and hosted by Lt. Guv. Tate Reeves.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Please Be Careful Out There

What this mainly means for me is a bunch of pine needle raking tomorrow.

St. Mark's Fall Fest

PRVWSD August 2014 Board Minutes

The minutes from the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District August 2014 Meeting, held at the Palisades Subdivision, are posted below.  Highlights include:

   -- The Board approved the purchase of a residence for the Assistant Manager of the Timberlake Campground; I believe it is a mobile home for $71,792.77.

   -- The Board approved a proposed 1% property fee for new lots platted in the Lost Rabbit Subdivision. The money shall be used to retire certain bonds related to the Lost Rabbit development at a faster rate. The Board then approved the settlement reached by the parties in the Lost Rabbit litigation.

   -- The Board gave Harbor Walk an additional year extension to begin construction on the ethereal "Hotel Valencia". They have now until July 1, 2015, before necessitating construction.

   -- Safe Harbor Marina may soon get a restaurant.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Come Hear Coach Peterson Speak

Northwest Rankin High School Head Football Coach, Tyler Peterson, will speak to the Flowood Rotary Club at lunch at Table 100 on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.  The event will start at noon.  You are welcome to join us and hear what Coach Peterson has to say.  Lunch is $10.00.  Not a bad deal for Table 100.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Shoreline and Audit Committee Agendas

The various committees of the PRVWSD meet in the afternoon of Monday, October 13, 2014.  The agendas for each will be posted below:

Shoreline Committee Agenda:

1. Property Maintenance Report. (Dee Mitchell)
2. Consideration of lease modification Top-It-Off Events (Phillips) (John
3. Approval of Lost Rabbit Phase B1 conceptual plat layout. (John Sigman)
4. Approval of lease for Lost Rabbit Phase B1 to MCAS, Inc. (John Sigman)
5. Approval of lease of 3 acre parcel to Lost Rabbit HOA. (John Sigman)

Audit Committee Agenda:

1. Approval of Per Diem and Travel for September, 2014
2. Approval of Cash Balance Report for October 2014
3. Approval of Claims Docket for October 2014
4. Review of delinquent lease reporting.
5. Approval of $35.00 service fee for certified letters service of process

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Park After Dark

This event is fantastic.  I encourage all to take your children.  You get an experience at both the Natural Science Museum and the Children's Museum.  I hope you take advantage of it.  Your children will thank you.

Plan Your Weekend

Many things going on in Central Mississippi during the Fall.  This weekend, you can do the following:

  -- Mississippi State Fair
  -- JSU Homecoming
  -- Experience the Water Journey Festival
  -- Catch the Beach Boys in Biloxi
  -- Pumpkin Adventure at the Ag Museum
  -- ESPN Game Day in Starkville
  -- Over the River Run 5 Miler in Vicksburg

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Interesting Comment From a Reader

On January 22, 2012, Jim reposted a press release from Sheriff Bailey concerning the arrest of two women, Melissa Comans and Carrie Aycock, of Rankin County for a series of burglaries in the Reservoir area, including Castlewoods and Hidden Hills subdivisions.  That thread was popular for commentors; apparently a few readers knew them, and/or had been a victim of home burglary themselves.  

Aycock is out on house arrest, and, in the wee hours of this morning, posted a comment on Jim's thread, a portion of which read:

"My name is Carrie Dianne Aycock, Three years ago my saving grace came in the form of police kicking my door in. I appreciate the support comments that I read, and I can also understand the ugly comments. I use to be one of those people that judged others and I looked down on people that had been to prison, and then I became one of those people. . . ."

Comans still sits in jail in South Mississippi.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Interesting Article About Costco

The Jackson Free Press ran an interesting article about the imminent Costco location, some one which touched on Rankin County.  Read the full article here.  From the article:

  • "Costco has also expressed interest in two other locations along Lakeland Drive in Rankin County, but stringent liquor laws in that area make them less desirable for the retailer. . . . The big-box store has shown interest in two other Flowood locations on Lakeland Drive—both in Rankin County, which is largely dry. Costco is reserved about the Flowood locations for that reason, but Jackson leaders worry that if Flowood can accommodate Costco's requirements while Jackson refuses, it could be an economic blow to the city."

Area Haunted Houses

The Dark Zone in Brandon, MS, put on by the Crossgates Exchange Club.

Lake Harbor VFD 14th Annual Haunted House.

House of the Haunted Fields in Raymond.  This looks good!  Facebook page here.

I'll update as more info comes in.

Nichols Boyd Pumpkin Patch

Nichols-Boyd Pumpkin Patch is the Reservoir option for pumpkin patches. I believe just about every family in this area takes their children their at least once every year. Making memories and traditions. Visit their website here to get all the information you need for the pumpkin patch, hayride, and A-Maizing Corn Maze!

Below is everyone's favorite balding puppet pumpkin patch song.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Special PRVWSD Board Meeting at Lost Rabbit Cancelled

Per a media release this morning, the special meeting of the Board of Directors of the PRVWSD, previously scheduled for Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 6 p.m., and to be held at the Lost Rabbit Community, has been cancelled.  That is all I know. The meeting had been scheduled to discuss certain aspects of Lost Rabbit's future.  For more information, please contact Cindy Ford at 601.856.6574, or  

Mississippi State Fair Info

The Mississippi State Fair, bane of my wallet's existence, started Wednesday, October 1.  It runs through Sunday, October 12.  Here is the link to the everything-you-need-to-know webpage for the Fair, including links to Fair Apps for your iPhone.  Tonight is Ride-a-Thon, beginning at 10 p.m. That's all you can ride for $20.00.

I want to know when they will be introducing the "all-you-can-eat" arm band.  Then, I'm in.

Looking for a less frightening alternative this weekend, let me encourage you attend Chapel of the Cross' 35th annual, a Day in the Country.  That event takes place tomorrow (Saturday, October 4), beginning at 9 a.m.  Here is the link to more information.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

This Week at the Rez

Here's this week's email from PRVWSD, verbatim:

·               Notice of Mule Jail Mountain Bike Trail Closing:
The Mule Jail Mountain Bike Trail will be closed from October 1st, 2014 until January 31st, 2015, due to archery draw hunts.

·               Archery Draw Hunts Begin:
Special Draw hunts begin today and run through January 31st, 2015, in the zoned areas below the dam and in Pelahatchie Bay area.  For more information please visit:

·               Location of October Board Meeting changed:

The Board of Directors of the PRVWSD has changed the location of its October regular monthly meeting.  The Board will meet at Coal Bluff Campground facilities on October 16th at 9:30 a.m. 

NW Rankin Middle Schooler gets a Surprise Visit

The Clarion Ledger posted a video of Army PFC Scott Russell surprising his younger brother, Chris, 12, during Chris' NW Rankin Middle School class.  Scott had just returned home from a year in South Korea.  Read the article here. - Jackson, MS

McDaniel v. Cochran Oral Argument Video

OT:  For the political junkies out there, you can enjoy video of tomorrow's oral arguments in the McDaniel v. Cochran Mississippi Supreme Court appeal by clicking here.  The video should kick up about 9:55 a.m., with oral argument set to begin promptly at 10 a.m.