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In Memory of Missy Pearce

Melissa Susan Pearce died in her sleep at home surrounded by the love of her family on November 5, 2019 and is now resting in the peace of Jesus.  Missy is preceded in death by her father, Charles Levi Pearce; her grandparents Everlena and William Otis Stallings and Mallie and Levi Pearce; and Donnie Deason…

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Inaugural L.U.C.Y. Award for Mississippi K-12 Educations to Be Presented by GRAMMY Museum Mississippi®—and Named after Lucy Janoush, Museum Visionary and Delta State University Alumna

GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi and the Lucy Janoush Family announce that applications are now open for the inaugural L.U.C.Y. Award, which stands for Lifting Up Children and Youth. Named after devoted Mississippian, community advocate, and Delta State University alumna Lucy Janoush, who was instrumental in securing funding for the development of the Mississippi Museum, the L.U.C.Y. Award…

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Jimmy Umfress Memorial

Jimmy Umfress, 74, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born in Tildon, MS on January 25, 1945, he was a son of Riley Velton and Ruby Powell Umfress. Jimmy graduated from Hatley High School. He retired from Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation after thirty-three years of service as a…

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U.S. Must Return to the Gold Standard, Says Steve Forbes, at DSU’s Spring 2019 Colloquia Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series

“When money is trustworthy,” Steve Forbes told a capacity crowd at Delta State University’s Spring 2019 Colloquia Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series, “human progress comes about.” Inversely, continued the notable economic prognosticator, “When money is untrustworthy, bad things can happen.” The U.S. needs to pay close attention to this, he urged. The business publishing magnate and…

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