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A rainy afternoon tour of the Crosby Arboretum

By Pat Drackett Director of the Crosby Arboretum and  assistant extension professor of landscape architecture with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. Over the past ... Read more

5 months ago by Special to the Item.

The Arboretum is in full bloom! Enjoy Free admission Sunday afternoon!

By Pat Drackett Crosby Arboretum Director In honor of our long-running Strawberries & Cream Festival, you are invited to enjoy free admission this Sunday, April ... Read more

6 months ago by Special to the Item.

Spring-blooming Mississippi native species are often in high demand

By Pat Drackett Crosby Arboretum Director The Crosby Arboretum’s spring plant sale last week illustrated yet again that the area public is very well-acquainted with ... Read more

6 months ago by Special to the Item.

Calendar Events

Calendar Events Saturday, April 24 There will be a sporting clay shoot at VFW Post 3804 with registration beginning at 11 a.m. The event is ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Report.

Out of a cage and into a home

Melissa Petersen’s home is full of animals: kittens, cats, dogs, a puppy and a bunny rabbit. Some are there to stay and others are passing ... Read more

6 months ago by Cathy Cook.

Spring is here, and so are gardening projects

By Pat Drackett Crosby Arboretum Director In starting any project, it’s always best to begin with a good foundation, and knowing all about your soil ... Read more

6 months ago by Special to the Item.

Teens fundraise for teenager injured in accident

Teenagers have stepped up to show their support for 16-year-old Conner Beech after he was involved in a serious car accident. Multiple fundraisers and blood ... Read more

6 months ago by Cathy Cook.

Getting hands on with education

Students throughout the county are engaged in hands on learning and can range from welding trailers, cooking funnel cake, shadowing teachers and 3-D printing prosthetics ... Read more

7 months ago by Cathy Cook.

The lovely Louisiana Irises

By Pat Drackett Crosby Arboretum Director Visitors to the Arboretum often assume that the beautiful Iris they will see growing in the Arboretum’s Aquatic Exhibit ... Read more

7 months ago by Special to the Item.

Outstanding Care

A pair of caregivers at The Pines are beloved by residents for their commitment of going above and beyond their job description. Such acts of ... Read more

7 months ago by Cathy Cook.

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