Local students complete MSU art summer camp

Students find inspiration outdoors.
Photo by: Lori Neuenfeldt

Nine students from throughout the Magnolia State are back home after spending last week at the Mississippi State art department’s INvision summer camp.
Jaiye Gillon, of Ackerman, was one of the nine participants. She is the daughter of … Read more

New farmer at Maben Market

John O’Kelly of OC Choctaw Farms near Ackerman was a first-time vendor at the Maben Farmers’ Market on Saturday.

By Jane Collins, Manager
Maben Farmers’ Market

Skies were bright and the breeze was mild Saturday morning as the vendors and the customers gathered at the Maben Farmers’ Market for another day of shopping and visiting.
A new vendor from … Read more

Fun outdoor activities can be free and easy

Interesting plants, such as this spike winterhazel, offer children opportunities to observe nature at close range, practice their sketching skills and learn about textures. (Photo courtesy of Marina Denny)

Living and Learning

By Keri Collins Lewis
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE — Exploring the wonders of nature does not have to be time-consuming, expensive or complicated.
June is National Great Outdoors Month and is an ideal time to encourage kids to explore … Read more

Proactive and reactive behavior in a relationship

Living and Learning

Living and Learning

Submitted Ethen Gillespie
Building Strong Families

So you want things to change in your relationship. You are not happy with the way things are going.
This is a cause of much frustration and anxiety. You find yourself thinking “if my … Read more

Stay safe around snakes, but let them do their job

RINGNECK -- Most snakes in Mississippi, such as this ringneck snake, are nonvenomous and help control rodent and other nuisance wildlife populations. (Photo by iStockphoto)

Living and Learning

By Leslie Burger
Wildlife Biologist
MSU Extension Service

MISSISSIPPI STATE — Despite most people’s fears, snakes are an important part of our natural world and are also helpful to us in many ways.
All snakes are predators, meaning they feed … Read more

Gentiva Hospice sponsors Children’s Grief Camp

Golden Triangle Area in North Mississippi, August 8th-10th,   2014 – Gentiva Hospice, a member of the  Gentiva Health Services family of home health and hospice companies, is sponsoring a FREE children’s grief camp – Camp I Believe – for children … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

A sub-plot in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part One involves the King’s son, Prince Harry, who spends time with a bad crowd, but secretly plans to transform himself into a noble … Read more

The Civil War – Petersburg continues – Kennesaw Mountain

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

At the Battle of Petersburg, Virginia, on June 15, “Once under way, the Union attack proved anti-climactic… darkness had enveloped the battlefield.  [Union General Wm. F. “Baldy”] Smith, joined at last by Hancock, decided to postpone … Read more