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West Harrison teenager Kinsley McBride earned the right to compete in the National Junior High Rodeo Finals in Des Moines, Iowa

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www.wxxv25.com – Ansley Brent – 2024-06-15 14:04:09

SUMMARY: Kinsley McBride, a rising 8th grader from Harrison, excels in multiple rodeo , driven by a lifelong fascination with horses. Starting lessons due to her grandmother's influence, she has been horses since age three. Her bond with her horse Houdini, whom she began working with at six, is crucial to their . McBride competes in various events pole bending and breakaway roping, and recently qualified for the National Junior High Finals Rodeo. Alongside her rodeo aspirations, she prioritizes her studies and spiritual , aiming to compete in college rodeos and potentially the National Rodeo Finals.

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MSU researcher part of $19 million NASA mission focused on ‘true brightness’ of stars, secrets of ‘dark energy’

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-06-15 12:00:35

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Mississippi astrophysicist Angelle Tanner is leading the science effort on the $19.5 million Landolt NASA Mission, an initiative to place an artificial star into Earth's orbit. This will enhance telescope calibration and accuracy in star brightness measurements, addressing critical astrophysical challenges like the universe's speed and acceleration. Tanner, managing a $300,000 sub-grant, collaborates with a team using cubesats and telescopes for this mission. The honors LSU Professor Arlo Landolt. Tanner has also been involved in launching a telescope to the moon and discovering a nearby exoplanet. Visit MSU for more details.

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IRS warns against scams targeting Mississippi seniors; joins other federal agencies to recognize special awareness day

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-06-15 10:00:19

SUMMARY: The IRS has issued a warning about increasing impersonation scams targeting seniors. These scams involve fraudsters posing as IRS or other authorities to steal money and personal information. Scammers often use urgent threats and request unconventional payments like gift cards or wire transfers. Seniors are advised to hang up on unexpected IRS calls and verify legitimacy directly through the IRS. As part of broader efforts for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the IRS continues to work with various agencies to combat these scams. Reports of fraud can be made to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration and the National Elder Fraud Hotline.

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