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Teaching hands-on skills in a hands-off world

Posted 9/26/2020 in Community

Like teachers everywhere, Jackie Shows spent the summer nervously wondering what fall semester would look like and how to prepare for it.

 

Designs for fall, ag scholarships and slow cooker meals

Posted 9/26/2020 in Community

Decorating with fall colors, ag scholarships and seasonal slow cooker meals headline Quick Bites programs offered by the Mississippi State University Extension Service in October.

 

Felder Rushing: A nighttime showstopper

Posted 9/26/2020 in Columns

Goldenrod is blooming, and with early autumn colors hinting at the darkness to come it won't be long before Daylight Saving Time ends and we're left to reminisce on a porch swing or by the garden fire.

MSU aims to increase K-12 agricultural literacy with 'Farm to Classroom' initiative

Posted 9/26/2020 in Community

A cross-college collaboration at Mississippi State University aims to foster agricultural literacy in local K-12 classrooms.

 

Gary Bachman: Plant crotons for fall foliage color

Posted 9/26/2020 in Columns

What a rollercoaster recently for Southern Gardening!

 

Bake it for breakfast

Posted 9/23/2020 in Food

There's something about the teasing taste of fall we've had that stirs thoughts of plaid stadium blankets, wood smoke, cozy sweaters -- and comfort foods.

Foods to fuel families

Posted 9/23/2020 in Food

Full days of learning and educational growth, whether taking place in the classroom or at home, require filling breakfasts, snacks and family dinners.

A perfectly dreamy dessert

Posted 9/23/2020 in Food

Some desserts deliver sweet taste that satisfies taste buds while others provide a rich flavor that lingers long after you've finished that last delicious bite.

Dairy dishes deliver taste and nutrition

Posted 9/23/2020 in Food

Cooler weather calls for comfort foods, and it's hard to top risotto for a heartwarming dish to share with the family on chilly days.

Pinwheels for peace

Posted 9/19/2020 in Community

Imagine more than 200 handmade pinwheels spinning in the breeze, each one bearing a hope for peace from a child. That colorful sight will greet anyone passing Annunciation Catholic School at 232 N. Browder St. in Columbus on Monday -- International Day of Peace.

Columbus library will host Zoom program on cookbook project

Posted 9/19/2020 in Entertainment

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System (CLPL) is hosting the online presentation "Communities, Cookbooks, and Columbus: Local History Comes to Dinner" on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at noon.

Hazard Lecture to celebrate Beethoven with virtual concert

Posted 9/19/2020 in Entertainment

The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the most admired composers in history.

 

SAAC to distribute free art boxes Sept. 26

Posted 9/19/2020 in Community

The Starkville Area Arts Council will distribute free art boxes to children in Starkville and Oktibbeha County Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m.-noon during Art in the Park at J.L. King Park at 400 N. Long St. in Starkville.

 

 

Take steps to reduce pandemic litter

Posted 9/19/2020 in Community

Increased littering of single-use items related to the novel coronavirus pandemic, including masks, gloves, and disinfecting wipes, has troubling consequences for the environment.

 

In the garden with Felder: Transition seasons 'a little at a time'

Posted 9/19/2020 in Columns

Garden space is precious, as are the time, effort and expenses required to grow stuff there. So, unless you garden for therapy, occasionally think about minimizing inputs and maximizing outputs. And grow what you need.

 

Community Calendar for the week of September 20, 2020

Posted 9/19/2020 in Entertainment

 

Southern Gardening: Prepare gardens before storms arrive

Posted 9/19/2020 in Columns

I write this while contemplating what a wild year 2020 has been. There's no need to remind anyone about the pandemic that has literally changed our landscape.

At-home tailgate

Posted 9/16/2020 in Food

After what feels like an interminably long dry spell, football fans are finally getting a taste of what the 2020 season will look like.

A fall finger food for dessert

Posted 9/16/2020 in Food

Pumpkin is the flavor of the season when fall comes around, especially when used in heartwarming desserts and sweet treats the whole family can enjoy.

Kid-friendly recipes for at-home learning

Posted 9/16/2020 in Food

During a school year that's sure to be a new experience for students and parents alike, many of the everyday necessities, like eating breakfast and lunch, remain.

 

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