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Breakfast success with blueberry donuts

Posted 9/16/2020 in Food

From the first ring of the alarm to tying shoes and heading out the door, busy mornings can be stressful for the entire family. While many shortcuts exist to make the start to your day easier, one simple solution is to have breakfast ready to eat on the go.

A safe place to share: A 30-Day Challenge, virtual race and more mark Suicide Prevention Awareness Month at Contact Helpline

Posted 9/12/2020 in Community

Heather Reed was in her mid-30s when she swallowed too many pills. It was her first of several suicide attempts years ago.

Upcoming Art Walk marks first downtown-wide event of 2020

Posted 9/12/2020 in Community

After months of community events like Market Street Festival and Sounds of Summer canceled due to COVID-19, downtown Columbus will welcome the 2020 Art Walk on Thursday, Sept. 24.

W students give a voice to coronavirus patients

Posted 9/12/2020 in Community

Mississippi University for Women's chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is helping give a voice to the potentially voiceless in the Golden Triangle.

Felder Rushing: C'mon ... 'fess up

Posted 9/12/2020 in Columns

Ever pocket a handful of seeds on the sly, without express permission? Going down a slippery slope this week, by admitting that I believe there are right and wrong justifications and methods for, er, liberating plants from other gardeners. Hear me out.

 

Mississippi Public Universities release video to help fight COVID-19

Posted 9/12/2020 in Community

Students attending Mississippi Public Universities join all Mississippians in the race against the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, recent information from the Mississippi State Department of Health shows that the 18-29 age group has had more diagnosed COVID-19 cases that any other age group in the state.

 

Gary Bachman: Attract Monarch butterflies with milkweed selections

Posted 9/12/2020 in Columns

Many of my gardening friends are already on the lookout for the annual migration of Monarch butterflies on their way to their Mexico wintering grounds. Witnessing this migration is awe-inspiring.

Pair up with pears: Versatile fruit goes from sweet to savory

Posted 9/9/2020 in Food

Years ago, a Plant the Town initiative in Columbus saw hundreds of Bradford pears planted along highways and byways in the city. The tree known for its white spring blossoms seemed to become all the local rage, as they say.

A 'meatless Monday' family meal

Posted 9/9/2020 in Food

Enjoying a meal with loved ones at the end of the day is a timeless tradition, but many families feel as though they're constantly searching for ways to mix up the menu.

Rethink ingredients to refresh family meals this fall

Posted 9/9/2020 in Food

If you're looking to spice up your mealtime routines, especially during those busy school nights, you may find your solution in versatile ingredients that work for a multitude of dishes.

Spicy yet savory poppers

Posted 9/9/2020 in Food

Your guests won't be able to have just one of these sweet and savory poppers.

Read me a story: With quacks, neighs and moos, homegrown storytime gains a global audience

Posted 9/5/2020 in Community

Time was, pre-COVID-19, when children's librarian Loraine Walker -- "Miss Rainey" -- would regularly read books to wide-eyed youngsters at the Starkville Public Library. More often than not, she enlisted animal hand puppets as helpers. Most eager listeners were regulars who came for the stories, smiles and hugs.

New partnership, grant will support Lowndes County children until kindergarten

Posted 9/5/2020 in Community

A community-based collaboration between the Rotary Club of Columbus and Mississippi University for Women's School of Education will prepare children to start school happy, healthy and equipped to succeed.

Wellness Center to sponsor 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in West Point

Posted 9/5/2020 in Community

West Point firefighter Leon Kelley knows where he will be on the 19th anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks that altered the world.

Art exhibition opens to in-person and virtual viewing

Posted 9/5/2020 in Entertainment

The Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC) announces a Fall Juried Exhibit titled "The Light that Persists: Mississippi Artists in 2020 -- SAAC Juried Exhibition."

 

Community Calendar for the week of September 6, 2020

Posted 9/5/2020 in Entertainment

 

Southern Gardening: Still time to plant and enjoy summer pentas

Posted 9/5/2020 in Columns

We're already into our September garden, and lots of great things are going to happen.

In the garden with Felder: By any other name ...

Posted 9/5/2020 in Columns

Love getting stumped on plant identification questions, but sometimes I'm driven around the twist, occasionally left high and dry.

Labor Day and Julio: Options for some standby sides

Posted 9/2/2020 in Food

Labor Day weekends around my house growing up often meant patio dinners. I loved them. Today, I especially love the memories of them. Thinking back on those outdoor suppers evokes a warm, happy mash of extended family, laughter and my younger sister and I helping carry dishes to and fro.

Butter Together: These peppers are bananas

Posted 9/2/2020 in Food

Did you know that banana peppers continue to produce until the first frost? Most plants aren't like that. Our tomato plants are long gone, and the eggplant is on its way out. But okra and peppers seem to thrive in the heat of Mississippi.

 

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