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Stop, think and put it in the trash, not down the drain

Posted 1/9/2016 in Community

Most people don't like to think about what goes down the drain, but with rising costs for repairing broken pipes, clearing clogged lines and upgrading or replacing old water treatment equipment, a little knowledge can save everyone money.

 

 

ASPCA grant assists MSU-CVM program

Posted 1/9/2016 in Community

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has awarded the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine a grant to support the college's Mobile Veterinary Clinics.

 

 

Being Beautiful: I hear the train a'coming

Posted 1/9/2016 in Columns

I hear the bells ringing in the church towers every night, but it's the sound of the whistling train near the river that carries me back to being a little boy following after my older brothers near the tracks of my childhood.

 

 

Magnolia Film Festival announces 2016 dates

Posted 1/9/2016 in Entertainment

The Magnolia Independent Film Festival has announced this year's dates. The 18th annual festival will take place March 3-5 at Hollywood Premier Cinemas in Starkville.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of January 10, 2016

Posted 1/9/2016 in Entertainment

 

Small changes, big results: Intimidated by a New Year's resolution? Baby steps can get you there

Posted 1/6/2016 in Food

Six days into 2016 and some of us are already feeling the pressure of lofty promises we made ourselves in a fit of new year euphoria.

Tomatillo salsa offers a fresh approach to poaching salmon

Posted 1/6/2016 in Food

The French love to cook fish by poaching it in a flavored liquid, usually a combination of white wine and water, leeks or onions, and some herbs.

With a few tricks, baked egg rolls can be as good as fried

Posted 1/6/2016 in Food

Alice was our au pair from China, and when she joined our family she brought with her a slew of tasty dishes.

After months of heavy eating, lighten up with taste of Thai

Posted 1/6/2016 in Food

I love every bite of the holidays. I loved the mashed potatoes and the pies and the cornbread stuffing and everything else. And I'm not going to look back with regret.

Photos: Signs of the times

Posted 1/2/2016 in Community

Church signs. We take them for granted in the daily landscape that zips past in our haste to get from Point A to B, and then C, D and E. Each one, however, is a source of communication -- with existing church members, potential members and the community.

West Point expats spread blues gospel on west coast

Posted 1/2/2016 in Entertainment

A Hollywood audience recently got a dose of some down-home Southern blues, thanks to two men who have both called Clay County home.

 

Being Beautiful: Peacock angels from our guardian angel

Posted 1/2/2016 in Columns

It made me uneasy as I cut into the hem, the scissors traveling across what seemed like oceans of sparkling blue fabric, and with each turn, my mind wandered back to all the times she wore the peacock shirt.

 

Book proceeds donated to fund Jack Cristil Scholarship at MSU

Posted 1/2/2016 in Community

The proceeds of the biography of legendary Mississippi State University sports announcer Jack Cristil have been formally donated to the university to fund the Jack Cristil Endowed Scholarship in the university's communication department.

 

Make the commitment: diet and exercise, healthy lifestyle

Posted 1/2/2016 in Community

Losing weight and starting an exercise program are New Year's resolutions that often fall quickly by the wayside.

 

 

MSU Extension launches Keys to Community program

Posted 1/2/2016 in Community

Low voter turnout may not be a big deal to some Mississippians, but for a group of concerned experts with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, a lack of interest in the election process signals an educational opportunity.

 

 

Walk-A-Weigh -- 15-week program helps drop extra pounds

Posted 1/2/2016 in Community

When the new year begins, so do commitments to drop extra pounds and live healthier lifestyles. But many people find it hard to keep these promises to themselves.

 

W prof, film critic talks about the big screen

Posted 1/2/2016 in Community

For the film industry, the holiday season is a major opportunity to roll out blockbuster releases, says Dr. Van Roberts, a longtime movie aficionado.

 

Out and About for the week of January 3, 2016

Posted 1/2/2016 in Entertainment

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of January 3, 2016

Posted 1/2/2016 in Entertainment

 

Bubbles and bites: Ringing in the new year shouldn't break the bank

Posted 12/30/2015 in Food

No matter how many spins we've taken around the sun, there is something special about the eve of a new year.

 

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