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Going to bat: Grassroots effort helps more kids 'Play ball!' and learn life lessons

Posted 5/18/2019 in Community

At age 17, Josh Phillips of Oktibbeha County had never played organized baseball. Never stood on a pitcher's mound, staring down home plate. Never worried about a two-knuckle grip or the mechanics of a curveball.

Loaves & Fishes annual event enjoys a different twist

Posted 5/18/2019 in Community

Loaves & Fishes Community Soup Kitchen's annual fundraiser will have a different look this time around.

Kempker recognized for excellence in teaching

Posted 5/18/2019 in Community

Erin Kempker is invested in the American experience.

In the garden with Felder: Be kind to your garden: mulch

Posted 5/18/2019 in Columns

Pine straw or bark mulch? Not an exciting topic, but to hands-on gardeners and plants it can make a difference.

Southern Gardening: Vermillionaire blooms, attracts until first frost

Posted 5/18/2019 in Columns

Last week, I had the pleasure of being the kick-starter speaker for the Mississippi Master Gardener State Conference.

Registration underway for EMCC summer, fall terms

Posted 5/18/2019 in Community

Registration for summer and fall terms at East Mississippi Community College is underway.

Summer fun awaits at MSU camps

Posted 5/18/2019 in Entertainment

From agriculture to art and science to sports and business, Mississippi State University is offering a variety of fun, educational summer camp experiences for elementary through high school students.

 

Out There for the week of May 19, 2019

Posted 5/18/2019 in Entertainment

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of May 19, 2019

Posted 5/18/2019 in Entertainment

 

School news: Region Awards Gala

Posted 5/18/2019 in Community

Students in the Phi Theta Kappa Beta Iota Zeta chapter on East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle campus attend the Mississippi/Louisiana Region Awards Gala 2019 at Mississippi State University. In front, from left, are advisor Alison Alexander and Kierra Hayes. In back are Melanie Moore, Julia Younger, Blair Madison, Lorie Jeffries, Alexis Turner, Gracin Sutton, Shelby Grice, Destiny Orr, Eric Ford and Krystal Hayes.

 

School news: Phi Kappa Phi inductions

Posted 5/18/2019 in Community

 

Versatile empanadas: Looking for alternatives to the summer hot dog?

Posted 5/15/2019 in Food

With a whole summer patio party season before us, my thoughts wander to alternatives for the same-old burgers and hot dogs we often fall back on. Influenced by Cinco de Mayo just past, I've started thinking specifically about empanadas for an upcoming birthday celebration with a fiesta flair.

How to make sinfully rich brownies for real chocolate lovers

Posted 5/15/2019 in Food

Brownies are controversial territory to chart: Some like them cakey and light in flavor -- more of a snack than a rich dessert; some like them moist and chewy; and others, the biggest chocoholics, like them to be purely decadent -- almost as dense as fudge and deliciously dark.

For a nutritious version of artichoke dip, look to navy bean

Posted 5/15/2019 in Food

Most artichoke dips could justifiably be called mayonnaise and cheese dips, given what goes into them.

 

Juicy, tender chicken with plenty of sweet, smoky-flavor

Posted 5/15/2019 in Food

In theory, barbecued chicken kebabs sound pretty great: char-streaked chunks of juicy meat lacquered with sweet and tangy barbecue sauce.

 

Mom to mom: MOPS knows moms need a support system, too

Posted 5/11/2019 in Community

As a young mother, Lorena Thomas was feeling a bit lost in 2010. She had two small daughters born 18 months apart, no experience with children and few people to lean on or ask advice of.

Nebraska to Noxubee: MSU welcomes latest artist-in-residence

Posted 5/11/2019 in Community

A young creative from Nebraska is bringing his talents to the Magnolia State as Mississippi State's newest artist-in-residence.

 

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