New adventure ahead


By Amanda McBride

It’s crazy how life changes, dreams change, new opportunities come and all of the emotions that come with change.

Change or as I like to call it a new adventure will begin this coming Monday, February 2. … Read more

MSU programs promote children’s dental health

Mississippi State University Aiken Village Preschool student Deshaun Phillips brushes his teeth to prevent cavities and maintain good dental hygiene on Feb. 18, 2013. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Scott Corey)

By Kaitlyn Byrne
MSU Office of Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE – The path to healthy teeth begins in childhood, and two Mississippi State University programs are working to teach proper dental hygiene.

The Mississippi Childcare Resource and Referral Network, part … Read more

Rural life challenges healthy senior diets


By Bonnie Coblentz
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE — Eating well is critical to living well, but many senior citizens find both difficult to do, especially those who live in rural areas.

A study by the Southern Rural Development Center … Read more

Sweet potatoes add healthy twist to meals

Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins A and C, beta-carotene and fiber, which make them a healthy addition to soups, stews, main dishes and desserts. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/File Photo)

By Brittnie Burton
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Many people see sweet potatoes as a winter food, but they can be used year-round when incorporated in non-traditional ways to spring dishes.

Stephen Meyers, Mississippi State University Extension sweet potato … Read more

‘Penguins 123’ read at Maben storytime

Lake Jones colors and makes pictures.

By Librarian Mary Boutwell
Maben Public Library

The storytime crowd was slim Jan. 16 at the Maben Public Library.

In spite of the cold, we had a good time reading “Penguins 123” by Kevin Schafer.

Lake Jones was very good … Read more