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Be sure not to forget that one part

By Ronnie Michel Every summer I’m visited by a scene from the past when my daughter Victoria was five years old. Having taught her to ... Read more

14 hours ago by Special to the Item.

Delivered from the disquietude

By Fr. Jonathan Filkins Here we go again; or so it seems. With the unvaccinated, as well as a lesser portion of the vaccinated falling ... Read more

14 hours ago by Special to the Item.

The science of flowering

By Felder Rushing Watching my native evening primrose unfurl at dusk should have been soothing to my romantic right brain. But the interwoven dance of ... Read more

16 hours ago by Special to the Item.

A Sleepless Night

By Shannon Marshall Sometimes you can’t sleep. You beg and search for sleep but can’t find none. Sleep not coming because you can’t turn off ... Read more

2 days ago by Special to the Item.

God’s Beautiful World

By Erlene Smith He hath made everything beautiful in his time. Ecclesiastes 3:11a (KJV) From early morning at the splendor of sunrise to the setting ... Read more

2 days ago by Special to the Item.

Typical local weather contrasts with global events

By Skip Rigney After seemingly endless weeks of multiple showers every day, locally we have finally settled into a more typical summer weather pattern. There ... Read more

1 week ago by Special to the Item.

Rose of Sharon makes a comeback

By Felder Rushing At last, one of my favorite heirloom shrubs is finding its rightful place in the sun, just in the nick of time. ... Read more

1 week ago by Special to the Item.

Through the desert on a horse with no name

By Jan Miller Penton I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name; it felt good to be out of the rain. The ... Read more

1 week ago by Special to the Item.

The dedication of emergency responders

On June 24, 2021, just after noon I was returning from Picayune on 1-59 just south of Poplarville, and came upon a bad wreck. A ... Read more

1 week ago by Special to the Item.

What is a Rain Garden?

By Sheri Bethard Orange County Master Gardeners A Rain Garden is kind of a misnomer for what it actually is. A Rain Garden is a ... Read more

1 week ago by Special to the Item.

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