Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
Stories of my hunting experiences with family, friends or whatever else I want to blog about.

A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter

Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.

Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.

Monday, June 27, 2011

It's Miss Mississippi Pageant Week!

This week my hometown of Vicksburg is all abuzz with pretty girls vying for the crown of Miss Mississippi 2011.  She will represent Mississippi in the Miss American Pageant in January 2012 in Las Vegas, NV.

Forty-five contestants are racing for the 2011 crown and a shot at the national title!  

It all begins today with the annual downtown parade and on Wednesday the contestants will kick off three nights of preliminary competition, leading up to Saturday night's live, televised pageant, during which the top 10 will be named and a winner crowned.  

The theme will be Flicks, and the pageant will be a celebration of movies.  It will be held at the Vicksburg Convention Center.  

The first Miss Mississippi was crowned in 1934 in Biloxi.  The pageant was moved to Vicksburg, and the first queen crowned in the River City was in 1958.  Four women from Mississippi have been crowned Miss America - Mary Ann Mobley of Brandon in 1959, Lynda Lee Mead of Natchez, in 1960, Cheryl Prewitt of Ackerman in 1980 and Susan Akin of Meridian in 1986.  Not bad for Mississippi!  

Our reigning Miss American, Sarah Beth, has a blog if you would like to read it and she only post once a month.  

It will be an exciting week here and I look forward to seeing who will be our next Miss Mississippi!

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