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Wednesday, January 6, 2010 Owen elected as chairman Jenna Owen Jenna Owen of Stone County has recently been elected as the Academic Development Chairman for the 2olo Beta Mu Chapter of Delta Delta Delta. Owen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Owen and is currently studying Industrial and Systems Engineering as a sopho- more at Mississippi State University. MGCCC receives gift of Island Annie Ola ,Johnston has lived in Gautier since 1949. Her house, situated on Mar), Walker Bayou, looks across the water at an island, her island, one that she has decided to give to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Ille 97-year-old Mrs. Johnston said the idea to deed the island to Gulf Coast came to her one night while she was in bed. "I started thinking about how much my husband and I have enjoyed the beauty of nature here, and I didn't want to see it spoiled by development," she said. "I had been ill and knew that I needed to make plans for the future of my property. Then, it came to me that I should give it to the college. That way, it would not be devel- oped commercially, could retain its natural appeal and be of some greater good for the students." le seven-acre island, in close proximity to the Estuarine Education Center at the Jackson County Campus, will become a part of the center and will be used for educa- tion and recreation. Dr. ,Jason Pugh, vice president of the Jackson County Campus, said the plans are to keep the island in its pristine state, we want to honor Mrs. ,Johnston's wishes and limit our foot- print there. There are so many possibilities for the property. Some of our stu- dents and faculty- have already visited there and have talked about its beau- ty. We are truly over- whehned by Mrs. ,Johnston's generosity." Protecting that beauty has remained important to her over the years. I loved watching the wildlife in the area. and coming in again at night. I also see the canoes and kayaks pad- dling back and forth from the college. I really love this area of the county, and seeing the canoes going back and forth, that's how I got the idea to make the land donation. I want the island to be enjoyed by nature lovers for years to come. Knowing that I have done what I can do to make that a reality makes me happy." Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College grate- fully accepted the donation and is committed to utiliz- ing the island to make a positive difference in the education and recreation activities of students for many years to come. Stone County Enterprise The Stone County Enterprise recently traveled 1,300 miles to Kansas City, KS. The Enterprise hitched a ride with Elizabeth Whittington and Linda Cameron. The duo, self named "Thelma and Louise," survived 14 inches of snow during their trip. War Memorial update When driving by the Stone County Courthouse people will notice a change to the War Memorial erect- ed there. With the corporation of Mr. Gerald Bond, Chancery Clerk, Mr. Dale Bond, Board of Supervisors, and Members, also 1SG Ray Blanchard, Bobby E. Griffin, VI,V Post 2706, the War Memorial located on the Stone County Courthouse was updated. The old Memorial con- tained inscriptions of WW I, WW II, Korea and Vietnam. However since its erection the United States has been involved in three additional wars, and it is only fair that those who selwed in those conflicts be remembered. Additions include "Ie Persian Gulf War, Iraq War and Global War on Terrorism. An additional line was also incorporated on the bottom of the Memorial which had been omitted when the monument was erected. Therefore we had "IN God We Trust", included as the last line. We all hope that with his divine guidance and bless- ing we shall never have to make changes this monu- ment again. The old memorial The new memorial has the addition of The Persian Gulf War, The iraq War and The Global War on Terrorism plus the words in God we Trust. t0 get a -he, y0ur adverfisemeat is i. Over 100 Newgpaper00 9tafewide. Page 7 This playful little eight week old female bulldog puppy would make a wonderful addition to any family. Looking for a home There are currently two dogs, one puppy, cats and kittens in foster care with Wiggins Animal Rescue. Currently all dogs and cats that are picked up by the City of Wiggins are sent to the Humane Society in Gulfport. If your dog or cat is missing, call the Wiggins Police Department at 6Ol- 928-5444. If you are inter- ested in adopting one of the animals listed below, please call Katie at (6oD 270-7o48. L A male chocolate lab mix about one year old. This dog was found with two broken front legs. He is very friendly and will be ready for adoption after the New Year. 2. One friendly little all 4. A varieD' of cats and kittens rescued from the old animal control center. These felines vary in age from three months to two years. Wiggins Animal Rescue spays or neuters, vacci- nates, and vet checks all dogs and cats adopted out. Low Cost Spay/Neuter- Stone Count)' Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(SCSPCA) along with the Humane Society of Gulfport provides low cost spay/neuter. The price has recently been reduced to $4o per animal includ- ing transportation and a rabies shot. Spay & neuters are done the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Spaces are limited. "111e :. ,, next seheluled pupp3 abbut ight old. This playful puppy is pictured. 3- A five year old "special needs" pure bred male Shar-pei. This dog is blind from glaucoma, but is oth- erwise very healthy. spay/neuter i's Monday, January 18. If you are interested please call Wilmet at (6Ol) 716-4718. Do your part in helping reduce the number of stray animals in Stone County. NEED TO SEND A FAX? 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