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Loving Emma Rose: On the path to full potential

Posted 10/20/2018 in Community

A child's trip down a schoolyard slide doesn't rank as a milestone for every parent, but for mom Melissa Rushing, it was a "Mount Everest" moment. On Oct. 8, her daughter, 5 1/2-year-old Emma Rose, independently went down a slide, after four years of coaxing.

'The Savannah Sipping Society' serves up a laugh a minute

Posted 10/20/2018 in Entertainment

What do a divorced good ole Texas gal, an uptight high-society lady, a lonely widow and a self-appointed life coach have in common? They are bound by an unexpected but much-needed friendship in "The Savannah Sipping Society."

Halloween can be tricky for kids with food allergies

Posted 10/20/2018 in Entertainment

Holidays like Halloween that focus on food and treats can be stressful for parents and kids who manage food allergies, says the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

 

MSMS Science Carnival to welcome hundreds of children

Posted 10/20/2018 in Entertainment

For well over 20 years, the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) in Columbus has hosted an annual Science Carnival for second- and third-grade students across Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Clay Counties.

 

Department of Theatre to present 'Dancing at Lughnasa'

Posted 10/20/2018 in Entertainment

The Department of Theatre at Mississippi University for Women will present Brian Friel's "Dancing at Lughnasa" Thursday, Oct. 25 through Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Cromwell Theatre.

 

Community Calendar for the week of October 21, 2018

Posted 10/20/2018 in Entertainment

 

 

Out There for the week of October 21, 2018

Posted 10/20/2018 in Entertainment

 

Southern Gardening: Gulf muhly grass makes showy fall contribution

Posted 10/20/2018 in Columns

The 40th Fall Flower and Garden Fest at the Mississippi State University Truck Crops Branch Station in Crystal Springs is behind us, and I have to say that it was one of the best I've ever attended.

In the garden with Felder: Welcome this cheerful sign of autumn

Posted 10/20/2018 in Columns

Last week I had a rush of deja vu when I saw the first flush of a special pink autumn flower that came to me through three generations of family gardeners.

4-H'ers receive congressional awards in Jackson

Posted 10/20/2018 in Community

Two Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H members in Lowndes County were recognized during the annual Mississippi Congressional Award Ceremony Oct. 14 in Jackson.

EMCC awarded grant to help at-risk women stay in school

Posted 10/20/2018 in Community

East Mississippi Community College has been awarded a $20,000 grant by the Women's Foundation of Mississippi to launch the P2P, or Plan2Postpone, campaign to educate students about methods to avoid unplanned pregnancies and to provide resources to expectant mothers and those with children.

 

School news: Cain in honor society

Posted 10/20/2018 in Community

 

 

School news: CHS Honors

Posted 10/20/2018 in Community

 

An Oktoc tradition: Brunswick stew is just one highlight of this day in the country

Posted 10/17/2018 in Food

Today most of us take "instant access" for granted -- to people, places and information. Thanks to one device or another, be it a car or an iAnything, we seldom feel isolated in the true sense of the word. There was a time, however, when those living in rural areas were more secluded, when poor roads and slow transportation kept families closer to the homestead.

A meaty bistro classic tart that is as refined as it is rich

Posted 10/17/2018 in Food

This bistro classic is as refined as it is rich.

Our turkey meatloaf offers a lighter take on the classic

Posted 10/17/2018 in Food

Don't overlook the benefits of a good meatloaf; though humble, it can be just the thing for a comforting meal, and leftovers make great sandwiches.

Stout beer adds richness to this gingerbread bundt cake

Posted 10/17/2018 in Food

In our opinion, gingerbread is only worth eating if its flavor is unmistakably bold and spicy. For our gingerbread bundt cake, the standard liquid combination of mild molasses and water seemed lackluster.

These creamy scalloped potatoes boast a browned, cheesy crust

Posted 10/17/2018 in Food

In our experience, most recipes for scalloped potatoes take hours of work yet still produce unevenly cooked potatoes in a heavy, curdled sauce.

You're not alone: Cancer support groups want to make a difference

Posted 10/13/2018 in Community

Marie Mason is a veteran of the wars. Not the kind that require tactical gear and camo, but combat just the same. "This is my second time around with breast cancer. I'm a metastatic breast cancer survivor," the 67-year-old from Starkville said on a Thursday afternoon in October.

 

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