Is there something special about Columbus you think everyone should know about? Well, this is your opportunity to tell someone.
"Get down, Gabby," Mary Jane Coign gently admonished an exuberant mixed breed dog greeting visitors to the farm. The retired Mississippi State University research chemist was dressed for the field in sturdy khakis, work shoes, straw hat and bug spray. It was time to go check on the cows and calves. "Just don't move too fast, or they'll probably scatter," she cautioned with a smile.
Young cooks had a hard time containing their excited anticipation Friday afternoon while waiting for parents to arrive at Mississippi University for Women's Culinary Arts Institute. It was demo day, the last day of their week-long adventure at culinary camp, and they were eager to show off what they had learned.
Here's the latest goal for food makers: Perfect the art of imperfection.
There is a special place children who are battling -- or have battled -- a diagnosis of cancer can go. A place where they are not "different," not "the sick kid." A place where memories of hospitals and treatments recede and life is just about summertime, camp and all that goes with it -- swimming, fishing, campfires, scavenger hunts, crafts, archery, canoeing, spirit sticks and new friends.