Ocean Springs Community Pep Rally

The Ocean Springs School District will be hosting their Annual Back to School Pep Rally Thursday, Aug 10 at 5 pm.

The pep rally will be held at the Greyhound Stadium and is open to the public for a family-fun night of Greyhound Pride. 

There will be food, drinks, face painting, water slide, dunk tank, bounce house, snow cones and prizes to this free event. The rally is sponsored by Bienville Animal Medical Center, Bay Pest Control, Garden Park Medical Center, Hendren Law Firm, Henze Enterprises, Mississippi National Guard, Mustang Alley Body Works, Pilger Title Co. and Team Waste. 

You will also be able to meet the cheerleaders, dance team, football team, and the Blue Grey Pride Band. 

Be sure to come out to paint the town Blue & Grey as Ocean Springs School District prepares for a wonderful school year!

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Greyhounds Give Helping Hand to Hungry

Over 200 Ocean Springs High School students volunteered to pack over 44,000 meals last week at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum & Convention Center in Biloxi. 

The meals were packed during the Southern Legislative Conference in support of the Mark Norris Campaign Against Hunger. The campaign against hunger is spearheaded by Tennessee Senate Majority leader Mark Norris and the Southern Legislative Conference. The meals were sent to the Mississippi Food Network to feed those who go hungry within the state. 

Attendees at the conference helped pack meals between 10 and 11:30 a.m., but the student volunteers arrived earlier at 8:45 to get a jump start on helping with the job. Students were encouraged to wear their class shirts and football uniforms to spark Greyhound school spirit.

Ocean Springs School District athletic director, Mark Hubbard, and his coaches recruited over 150 student athletes to work alongside student club representatives and parents. 

The Greyhound Nation volunteers were honored to donate their time and efforts to service those in need. 

 

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Paddleboard Kayak Race for The Cure Starts Now Foundation

The 3rd Annual Face Off at the Fort SUP Race will be held at the historical landmark, Fort Maurepas Park, located in Ocean Springs, Mississippi on August 5, 2017 at 9:00 AM. The race is being hosted by Ocean Springs’ own paddleboard store, Paddles Up. The event will start at 9 am. and is rain or shine. 

Registration is $40, and if you haven’t already signed up, then you may do so from 7:30-8:30 AM. 

The race divisions are as follows:

1 Mile Rec (men, women)
3 Mile (Men’s Surfstyle, Women’s Surfstyle, Men’s 12’6″, Women’s 12’6″)
6 mile (men’s surfstlye, women’s surfstyle, men’s 12’6″, women’s 12’6″, men’s 14′, women’s 14′)

All of the proceeds from the race will benefit The Cure Starts Now Foundation. The Cure Starts Now Foundation fights for the cure for children with DIPG, brainstem glioma and cancer survivors everywhere. This year’s race will be dedicated to Sophia Myers, recently diagnosed with DIPG. 

There will also be raffles and giveaways, including gift certificates from local shops and businesses, a fishing trip with American Spirit and a three day getaway to Destin, Florida.

For more information about the race, please contact Paddles Up at (228)-334-5574. 

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TOMORROW: Pink Paddle Kayak Race

12002811_10153626590164837_2931218287788795006_n TOMORROW: Pink Paddle Kayak RaceThe Ocean Springs Yacht Club has donated not only their building, but also volunteers to support the Biloxi Yacht Club’s Ladies Auxilliary for their sixth annual Pink Paddle Kayak Race and Benefit, Saturday, July 29. The race starts from Ocean Springs Yacht Club and ends at the Biloxi Yacht Club.

The race is put on each year to raise money for Pink Heart Funds. The non-profit organization provides wigs for patients receiving cancer treatments and people who have other hair loss disorders. Pink Heart Funds was founded over ten years ago by JoAn Niceley. Niceley has battled cancer herself and noticed the need to improve issues people faced while receiving cancer treatments, especially young moms.

The pubic is invited to join the festivities at both Ocean Springs and Biloxi Yacht Club locations. Additionally, if you would like to sign up for the race, you may bring your own paddle board and something to propel with. Registration is $40 on-line at www.webscorer.com/register before the race or $50 if you register at the race. Registration ends at 9 a.m., so be sure to arrive early. The race is a rain or shine event, but is expected to bring in about 100 participants.

There will also be an after-party at the Biloxi Yacht Club, including a pool party, raffles, food and live music. Local businesses in Ocean Springs, Biloxi and Gulfport will be supplying gift cards and merchandise and prizes for the first and second place winners in several categories.

For more information, please contact Colby Cantrell at (251)-610-2267, Karen Byrd at (228)-806-5129 or by email at byc.pinkpaddle@gmail.com.

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Blue-Grey Pride to Perform Free Show

The Ocean Springs’ Blue-Grey Pride Band will perform their 2nd Annual Preview Show on Thursday, July 27 at 7:00 PM.

The high school band will be performing a free show to the public at the Greyhound Stadium. The performance will serve as a sneak peek of what is to come from Blue-Grey Pride in their upcoming season.

The Blue-Grey Pride Band just wrapped up their summer band camp last week, and has learned a new performance that will surely bring excitement to the crowd. The show will be approximately 30 minutes long and will be a preview of the big show they will be performing this season.

Head director, Dr. Schuman, “encourages everyone to come out and enjoy a wonderful evening of OS Spirit”.

There will also be an opportunity to make donations to the band after the performance. Guests can locate Andrea Osman (OSHS Band Parent Association President) after the show.

So, plan to show your support on Thursday night for Blue-Grey Pride and yell “Go Greyhounds!”. 

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Ocean Springs 5K Fun Run/Walk

The Mississippi Municipal Service Company will be hosting their 7th annual Fun Run and Walk on Wednesday, July 26.

Individuals and Group participants from around Mississippi rise and shine early to get their juices flowing and start their day off with exercise. 

The race will start at 6:30 AM on the Ocean Springs side of the Biloxi Bridge. Participants may walk or run the bridge for $20.

The MMSC sponsors this event every year to raise money for the local Mississippi municipalities and its annual conference. The conference focuses on teaching programs that promote healthy municipalities.

If you haven’t already registered for the race, then you have until 2:00 PM today to do so. Participants can register at the Convention Center at booth # 1100. Your $20 registration fee includes: a bag, armband, keychain and t-shirt.

Parents may register children, so families are encouraged to come out and participate.

After the race is completed, various awards will be presented for top male and female runners. Additionally, the largest running group receives a plaque and a group photo.

The MMSC is expected to see a large crowd of over 100 participants. The event is rain or shine.

For more information: contact The Mississippi Municipal Service Company at 800-898-1032.

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New Veterans’ Blue Plate Special

Singing River Health System in partnership with Morrison Healthcare has announced a new Veterans’ Blue Plate Special to be served daily at the hospital cafeterias for a discounted rate of just $5 per meal.

The Veterans’ Special will be offered at lunch and dinner seven days a week, and is available with any valid military identification.

“We are honored to serve our veterans with great health care when they need it and also with great dining offerings prepared by our outstanding Morrison’s Chefs,” said Chief Operating Officer Lee Bond. “It is our honor to invite veterans to be our guests.”

The cafeterias at both Ocean Springs Hospital and Singing River Hospital are participating in the program, and open for lunch at 11:00 am and dinner at 4:00 pm.

For more information: contact Singing River Health System at (228)-818-1111

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TONIGHT: Songs and Stories at the Mary C. O’ Keefe Cultural Center

The Mississippi Songwriters Alliance and the Mary C. O’ Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education bring you ‘Songs and Stories: Live Show’.

This week’s performance will be featuring Chris and Camille Wallin. This country duet couple has made a big name for themselves in the music industry and have worked or collaborated with many artists and bands.

Chris Wallin has established himself as one of Nashville’s most sought-after songwriters. Some of Wallin’s biggest hits include, “Love Me If You Can” by Toby Keith; “Don’t Blink” by Kenny Chesney; “I’m Tryin” by Trace Adkins; “You’re in My Head” by Brian McComas, “Something to Be Proud Of”; “Speed” by Montgomery Gentry and “People Loving People” by Garth Brooks.

In the various road groups she has played, Camille, otherwise known as ‘Hericane’, has opened for The Georgia Satellites, Dr. Hook, Johnny Paycheck, Mel McDaniel, Montgomery Gentry, George Jones, Mark Chestnut, Darryl Singletary and many others. Her song, “All You Gotta Do”, is the theme song for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Dakota.

Chris and Camille will be performing tonight at 7:00 pm and the admission is free. Donations will be accepted. For more information, please contact the Mary C. O’ Keefe Cultural Center at 228-818-2878.

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Sidewalk Sale: Great deals at local businesses

Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual July Sidewalk Sale this Friday and Saturday (July 21-22) throughout the city of Ocean Springs.

This event is coming just in time for back-to-school shopping so parents can catch great deals at local businesses. Participating businesses will have a red balloon on the outside of their establishment and will also have special sales going on for the event. Some stores may stay open later than normal but the standard hours for the Sidewalk Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce will also be open during the Sidewalk Sale with snacks, drinks and chances to win prizes.

Come out and support local businesses and take advantage of the great deals happening this weekend!

For more information, contact the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce at 228-875-4424.

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Catch more fish with science

Learn tips, techniques, and facts about Speckled Trout at this month’s Catch More Fish with Science at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Lab in Ocean Springs.

Catch More Fish with Science seminars are held on the third Thursday of every month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and teach locals and visitors how to have a successful fishing trip, focusing on a specific game fish each seminar. Attendees learn things from habits and habitats of the fish to how to prepare them in the kitchen.

This week’s featured scientist if Trevor Moncrief who will give tips about the speckled trout’s lifestyle and where you can find them throughout the year.

One session is $30 a person, which goes toward scholarships for kids to attend the GCRL’s summer camp and boat tours.

To register for a session or get more information, visit their website at http://gcrl.usm.edu/mec/fishing.seminars.php.

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