The Daily Press http://starkvilledailynews.com http://starkvilledailynews.com/apfeed.xml--1 Starkville Daily News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-07-05T00:51:53-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:21079History mystery2015-07-04T18:32:52-04:002015-07-04T18:32:52-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsStarkville, MSJim GainesHistory mysteryStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:21079Change0Usable2015-07-04T18:32:52-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:21078Great Fireworks Shows Across the U.S.2015-07-04T18:16:08-04:002015-07-04T18:16:08-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily News<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>Starkville, MSJim GainesGreat Fireworks Shows Across the U.S.Starkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:21078Change0Usable2015-07-04T18:16:08-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:21056Farmers Market Squash Casserole2015-07-01T06:54:18-04:002015-06-30T16:53:18-04:00Copyright 2015 Starkville Daily NewsAs produce becomes plentiful in backyard gardens and at the Tuesday and Saturday Starkville Community Markets, you may find yourself in need of new ways to use some everyday vegetables like squash. This delicious, easy squash casserole can be quickly modified to incorporate zucchini, spices or other flavors of your choice.<i>Ingredients</i>1/4 cup butter1 pound squash, thinly sliced1/2 tsp salt1/2 tsp pepper1 egg, beaten1/2 cup mayo1/4 cup bell pepper, finely chopped1/3 cup onion, finely chopped1 tsp sugar1/2 cup cheese, grated<i>Directions</i>Melt butter in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Layer squash in dish, overlapping slightly, until all squash is used. Sprinkle squash with salt and pepper.Combine all ingredients (except cheese) and pour over squash. The mixture will settle between the cracks in the squash. Top with cheese.Starkville, MSConnor GuytonFarmers Market Squash CasseroleStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:21056Change0Usable2015-06-30T16:53:18-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:21049Consider pets' reaction this July 42015-06-29T17:21:10-04:002015-06-29T17:21:10-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsStarkville, MSJim GainesConsider pets' reaction this July 4Starkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:21049Change0Usable2015-06-29T17:21:10-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:21042Fant finishes in top 10 of national competition2015-06-27T22:39:23-04:002015-06-27T22:39:23-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsFant received a total of $4,500 in scholarships during the competition, winning $3,500 for being a finalist and an addition $1,000 for winning a fitness preliminary award on Friday.The overall winner of the competition, Marie Nakada from Alaska, will represent America as the Distinguished Young Woman of 2015. Nakada also placed first in interview and talent portions of the competition.Fant competed against DYW representatives from each of the 50 states. Each contestant was scored in the on-stage categories of talent, fitness and self expression, as well as the off-stage categories of scholarship and interview. During Saturday evening's competition, the 10 finalists repeated the on-stage portions of the competition and those scores were added to scores from the rest of the earlier competition.In March 2014, Fant was named Starkville's Distinguished Young Woman. Her title allowed her to move on to the state competition in July 2014, where she won Mississippi's Distinguished Young Woman.Starkville, MSConnor GuytonFant finishes in top 10 of national competitionStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:21042Change0Usable2015-06-27T22:39:23-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:21036Fant wins preliminary fitness award at DYW competition2015-06-26T22:52:33-04:002015-06-26T22:52:33-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsOn Thursday evening, Fant performed a 10-minute fitness routine with her group as part of the competition. The routine featured jumping jacks, pushups and planking along with many other exercises. The other winners in the fitness category were participants from Illinois, New York and North Carolina. Preliminary awards were also given in the categories of scholastics and self expression.The final night of the competition will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. The top ten competitors will be announced at the beginning of the program and each young woman will compete again in the talent, fitness and self-expression categories. The 2015 Distinguished Young Woman of America will be named at the end of Saturday night. Starkville, MSConnor GuytonFant wins preliminary fitness award at DYW competitionStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:21036Change0Usable2015-06-26T22:52:33-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:21034Dog of the week2015-06-29T01:37:06-04:002015-06-26T20:48:33-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsStarkville, MSJim GainesDog of the weekStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:21034Change0Usable2015-06-26T20:48:33-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:21033Cat of the week2015-07-05T00:51:53-04:002015-06-26T20:44:39-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsStarkville, MSJim GainesCat of the weekStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:21033Change0Usable2015-06-26T20:44:39-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:21030Fant completes first night of DYW competition2015-06-26T11:23:42-04:002015-06-26T11:23:42-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsOn Thursday night, Fant's group showcased their fitness and competed in self-expression. Tonight, the group will compete in the talent portion of the competition, where Fant will perform a lyrical dance routine to the song "Titanium." Preliminary awards will be given tonight and the top 10 contestants will compete in all three categories again on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. Starkville, MSConnor GuytonFant completes first night of DYW competitionStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:21030Change0Usable2015-06-26T11:23:42-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:21029MSU's Great Southern Tomato Tasting held this evening2015-06-26T11:08:26-04:002015-06-26T11:07:26-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsDr. David Nagel will be on hand to share gardening tips while guests sample over 20 varieties of tomatoes grown by horticulture students.No dateline availableStaff reportsMSU's Great Southern Tomato Tasting held this eveningStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:21029Change0Usable2015-06-26T11:07:26-04:00