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January 7, 2010 - Filed Under: Community

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Neshoba and Lauderdale counties are participating in a pilot program aimed at turning the tide on poverty by recruiting community members to work together on unique solutions.

“Turning the Tide on Poverty” is an initiative of the Southern Rural Development Center that works in 13 Southern states and is headquartered at Mississippi State University. The initiative has identified sites in five of the region’s states for the pilot programs.

MSU horticulturist Norman Winter has spent the last 14 years promoting plants that excel in Mississippi, such as this 2009 Mississippi Medallion award winner, the Limelight hydrangea. It blooms from midsummer through fall. It has small leaves and an incredible quantity of flowers that start off almost white, then change to bright, light lime and finally turn pink as fall approaches. (Photo by Norman Winter)
January 7, 2010 - Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens

By Norman Winter
MSU Horticulturist
Central Mississippi Research & Extension Center

Mississippi, you are the best, and that makes it extra hard to tell you I have accepted an offer to become vice president for college advancement at Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Ga. 

January 7, 2010 - Filed Under: 4-H, City and County Government

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Four qualified 4-H'ers who want to learn more about Mississippi government will have the chance to be legislative pages for one week in March for the Mississippi Senate or House of Representatives.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H program and the Center for Governmental Training and Technology are sponsoring the opportunity for 4-H youth to serve in the Legislative Page Internship Program March 15-19. Program coordinators hope to select two male and two female 4-H’ers for the positions.