2017 Midsouth Stargaze and Astronomy Conference

Submitted by Edwin Faughn Rainwater Observatory Rainwater Observatory is gearing up for its annual Midsouth Stargaze and Astronomy Conference coming up April 26-29, 2017! This event attracts amateur and professional astronomers from around the country. It is held under one…

The short and long of turkey hunting

By Roy Hawkins I first thought my ears were deceiving me when the thundering gobble burst from the oak forest a short distance away. As brand new member 116 of the Lowndes County Wildlife Federation, I was hunting an area…

Obituaries

Mrs. Edna Reed Fulgham March 5, 2017 Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Reed Fulgham, 90, were held at Clear Springs Primitive Baptist Church in Maben Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Elder Larry Wise officiated. Mrs. Fulgham was a retired employee of…

MDWFP to co-sponsor Youth Fishing events

Youth 15 years and younger are invited to fishing rodeos being held at four locations across the state on Saturday, April 22.  All events are free, and they provide a good opportunity for young anglers to fish a lake that…

Children need guidance to discover the outdoors

By Evan O’Donnell MSU Extension Service STARKVILLE, Miss. — Most of us spent our childhoods outdoors in a constant state of motion, but many of today’s youngsters are not experiencing the outdoor activities we remember with pleasure. When I reminisce…