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APRIL 25-30

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Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday to Emily Parrill Galjour! May your day be magic!

By the Beat of Their Names

Photo courtesy of John Faust
Dr. Gina Anthon, guest speaker, stands with members of the Ecumenical Christian Women Fellowship. From left are, standing, Gayle Foster, Ginger Bowman, Dr. Anthon, Jenny Veatch, Linda Husser, Paulina Vicknair, Angela Trainham, Natalie Messer, Irene Umbach, Lou Davis; and kneeling, Karianne Henkel, Debbie Henkel and Lorraine Faust. The women played their drums to the beat of their name, then used this basic pattern as they played in rounds and progressed to improvisations. The group meets on the second Tuesday at First Christian Church.

Mingo-Young commits to MSU

Caleb Lay/Daily Star

SEC-BOUND -- JaMya Mingo-Young of Loranger announces her intent to play for the Mississippi State University Bulldogs women's basketball team. Joining Mingo-Young is her mother, Shay Mingo, her brother, Deuce Burise, JaMya Mingo-Young and her father, JueMichael Young.

JaMya Mingo-Young overcame two ACL injuries to lead Loranger High School to the LHSAA Class 3A state title this season and on Tuesday committed to play for NCAA runner-up Mississippi State University.
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Throwback Thursday: 1985

Photo courtesy of Patti Frazer
NEW LOCATION Mayor Debbie Saik Pope cuts a "ribbon" of newsprint to celebrate the grand opening of The Daily Star newspaper publishing plant on Sept. 6, 1985. With the mayor, from right, are Daily Star Publisher Dave Frazer, state Rep. Weldon Russell, Southeastern President Larry Crain and Hammond Rotary Club member Rev. Harry Hataway. Daily Star employees in the background include, from left, Monica Powell, Kim Prokop, Debi Willoughby, Joyce Mayeaux, Gail Miller, Trudy Muse Shockley, Robbi Giannobile, Charles Daigle, Vicki Dupont (behind the mayor), Patti Frazer, Tim Ryerson, Patsy Atkins, Mike Dowty, a young man who looks like the son of Chris Bond, Beverly Pinion, Pat Watkins, Lil Mirando and Judy Heitman Bergeron. Founded in 1959, the newspaper operated at 200 SW Railroad Ave. in downtown Hammond before moving into the renovated Coca-Cola bottling plant on U.S. 51 Bypass, now known as South Morrison Boulevard. On Friday, The Daily Star will celebrate its new location at 1010 C.M. Fagan Drive, Suite 105. The ribbon cutting event will take place at 11 a.m.