Local Volunteer among conservation award winners

The Webster Progress-Times From Press Reports The Mississippi Wildlife Federation will present the winners of the 2019 Conservation Achievement Awards at its 60th annual luncheon. The luncheon will be at noon March 19 at the Hilton of Jackson. The awards are presented to individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to conservation in […]

Junior High adds Interact program and sets service projects

The Star-Herald Kosciusko Junior High School has recently added a new organization for its student body.  The Interact Club, sponsored by the Rotary Club, is comprised of 29 students who were chosen based on character and leadership qualities.  This group of junior high students will undertake two service projects in its first year. The first […]

Dream teams: Gardeners are hands-on at national headquarters where dreams come true

The Dispatch: Columbus and Starkville, Mississippi by Jan Swoope Even those who know of the Catch-A-Dream Foundation may not realize its national headquarters are in the Golden Triangle’s backyard. Tucked on a wooded 43 acres southwest of Starkville are a rustic visitor center and bunkhouse-turned-office where a small, dedicated staff work every day to make […]

Local teen granted fishing trip through Catch-A-Dream Foundation

WCBI by Cash Matlock GOLDEN TRIANGLE, Miss. (WCBI) – John Corbell has been through a lot during his 16 years of life. Last year WCBI brought you the story of John’s heart transplant. Not too long after that surgery, he found out that his heart medication had caused him to develop lymphoma. Recently, John was […]


Gunnison Country Times By Chris Rourke Organization takes ailing youth on hunt of a lifetime Zach McGregor’s life has been one of perseverance. The 17-year-old Ashland, Ohio, teen has overcome challenges since birth. He was born with one side of his heart smaller than the other. But the persistence he’s learned from conquering adversity led […]

The “lure” of fishing to help others

The Clarion-Ledger By Donna Echols May 2015 Most all of us have fond memories of fishing with your buddies, a relative, or by yourself just to escape to a peaceful place. Whether that was on a creek bank with a cane pole, a pond out in the middle of a pasture, a coveted fishing hole, […]

Weather doesn’t hinder Catch-A-Dream Bass Classic

The Clarion-Ledger By Brian Broom May 2016 Despite unfavorable conditions, the Catch-A-Dream Bass Classic on Ross Barnett Reservoir drew over 400 anglers and produced some big sacks. “We blasted off 210 boats Sunday morning,” Catch-A-Dream Foundation CEO Marty Brunson said. “Stormy weather was forecast and that prediction came true. It started raining hard probably at 10 o’clock […]

Derby Days raises money for Catch-­A-­Dream

The Reflector By Devin Edgar April 2016 view (PDF) article here Derby Days consisted of a dance competition between all of MSU’s sororities to raise money for Sigma Chi’s philanthropy Catch-­A-­Dream. Dan Mullen opened the event this year. The brothers of the Gamma Upsilon chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity presented another successful Derby Days week at […]

Mill’s Youngest ‘Dream’ Child Reaches Another Odds-defying Milestone

In the News Georgia-Pacific Monticello Operations January 2016 view (PDF) article here Chris Pena shared during Sunday morning conversation that his family lineage can trace back to Davy Crockett, a claim that comes as little surprise to anyone lucky enough to spend time with his outdoors-loving, sharp-shooting son Christopher. For four days, he was our own […]

GP makes dream hunt a reality for Louisiana Teen

Lawrence County Press By Kelsey Wells January 2014 view (PDF) article here