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Perry Sellars of the facilities management department decorates the Junction Christmas tree for last Thursday's Holiday in the Junction lighting. PHOTO: Russ Houston | University Relations

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Egg Ball serves up fun, child assistance Friday
A variety of auction items will be available for purchase this Friday during the second Mississippi KIDS COUNT Egg Ball at Mississippi State's Hunter Henry Center. Based at the university, Mississippi KIDS COUNT is the leading resource for comprehensive research and information on the state's children.
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Cristil, Salter signing books before Egg Bowl
Jack Cristil and author Sid Salter will be selling and signing Salter's just-released biography of the university's legendary sports announcer before Mississippi State's final home football game on Saturday. All of the direct book-sale proceeds support the Jacob S. "Jack" Cristil Scholarship in Journalism established earlier this year in the communication department.
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Barnes & Noble announces special hours
Barnes & Noble at Mississippi State has announced its hours for fall break and Thanksgiving. From Monday to Wednesday, the store will have reduced hours, opening from noon to 6 p.m. The bookstore will be closed on Thursday. Hours for Friday are 1-6 p.m., and for Saturday are 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
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Extended hours, holiday orders for MSU products
The staff at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Sales Store, located on Mississippi State University's campus, is encouraging patrons to place orders now for the holidays and to take advantage of products that make great additions to the tailgate. The store's famous cheese and other products sell quickly during the holiday season.
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MAFES Sales Store offers a boneless ham
Long known for its cheeses, Mississippi State University now has a fully cooked, boneless ham available in time to reduce cooking stress and adorn holiday tables. Made in Mississippi and packaged at a processing facility in Magee, the 5-pound V Ham is sold in the MAFES Sales Store, which is a unit of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.
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Reduce stepfamily stress with new holiday plans
Stepfamilies face unique challenges during the holidays, but with a little effort and a lot of patience, families can create memories instead of mayhem. Joe Wilmoth, an assistant professor in Mississippi State University's School of Human Sciences, said people come into the holiday season with high hopes.
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Lt. Gov.-elect Tate Reeves speaks Nov. 29
Lt. Gov.-elect Tate Reeves will be featured Nov. 29 at Mississippi State's next Morris W.H. "Bill" Collins Speaker Series program. The public event begins at 2 p.m. in the John Grisham Room of the university's Mitchell Memorial Library.
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Registration open for early-2012 PERS workshop
Human Resources Management at Mississippi State is sponsoring a Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) workshop on Feb. 29, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bost Extension Center on the Starkville campus. The workshop is free for university employees, but pre-registration is required.
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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 11/21/11
Men's Basketball hosts Louisiana-Monroe on Monday at 7 p.m., Tennessee-Martin on Friday at 7 p.m., and North Texas on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.... Women's Basketball hosts Mississippi Valley State on Wednesday at noon and then travels to Georgia to play Savannah State on Saturday at 1 p.m.... Football hosts Ole Miss in the final home game of the season at Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday at 6 p.m.
Thanksgiving energy conservation plan detailed
Mississippi State University will implement its energy plan for the Thanksgiving holiday on Wednesday. Over the past few years, MSU faculty, staff and students working together have reduced the university's energy consumption by 33%, avoiding utility costs of approximately $16 million.
Library announces break, Thanksgiving, exam hours
As the fall semester at Mississippi State University nears a close, Mitchell Memorial Library has released its hours of operation for fall break, Thanksgiving, exam schedule and interim session.
Dicke receives Meritorious Service to Forestry Award
Steve Dicke received the 2011 Mississippi Forestry Association Meritorious Service to Forestry Award. The award is given annually to an individual who has provided long and distinguished service to the profession of forestry in Mississippi.
Mahmoud helps African company succeed
Barakat Mahmoud, an assistant professor of food safety and microbiology with the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and an Institute of Food Technologists spokesman, recently volunteered through CNFA's Farmer-to-Farmer Program to assist a small business in Malawi.
The Office of Public Affairs provides Maroon MEMO as a general information
resource for Mississippi State University employees.

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