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No water shortage in spring 2021

By Skip Rigney We moved into our new home the first week of May 1992. We bought a load of centipede grass sod and laid ... Read more

8 hours ago by Special to the Item.

May Marks Mental Health Awareness Month

Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) Encourages Mississippians to Think Again about Personal Mental Health in Light of Pandemic  By DMH Executive Director Wendy Bailey ... Read more

4 days ago by Special to the Item.

Avoiding procrastination

By Jan Miller Penton The sun peeks out hesitantly now and again as if to tease. Thirsty trees and shrubs have soaked up the moisture ... Read more

6 days ago by Special to the Item.

Hearts in Touch, Mother’s Day

By Ronnie Michel My 62nd birthday is on Mother’s Day, and I’m not disappointed about this consolidation of events. My children are my greatest gifts. Motherhood ... Read more

6 days ago by Special to the Item.

Alzheimer’s and dementia in rural communities

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are not a big city problem.  Alzheimer’s plays no favorites, and people living in the vast rural areas of Texas are ... Read more

6 days ago by Special to the Item.

Discoveries of Earth-sun connections continue

By Skip Rigney It has been hard to miss the brilliant, beautiful May sunshine over the last few days. The scarcity of clouds, combined with ... Read more

7 days ago by Special to the Item.

Celebration of heritage and family

By Brenda Taylor African ancestry DNA testing revealed  that on the maternal side my family our roots are traced back to the Mende tribe of ... Read more

7 days ago by Special to the Item.

Take time to smell the roses

Maybe it’s just anecdotal but, after such a harsh winter, but either we’ve forgotten what happens every spring, or the roses actually do seem fuller ... Read more

7 days ago by Special to the Item.

Culinary peppers are great garden additions

By Gary R. Bachman MSU Extension Service The month of May signals that it’s time for me to start planting culinary peppers in my home ... Read more

7 days ago by Special to the Item.

Never stop learning

Do you remember the first time someone showed you something in the garden, and explained it to you, kick-starting a lifetime of wonder? Just as ... Read more

1 week ago by Special to the Item.

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