While younger family members are out of school for the holidays, the magic of the season may quickly wear off and parents can expect to hear an old complaint: "I'm bored."
Firefighter Marco A. Rodriguez of the Starkville Fire Department graduated Dec. 13 from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter course held at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson.
Many children are on the move this Christmas season as they go over the river and through the woods to distant relatives' houses. Travel can be very distressing for little ones who worry Santa might not be able to find them on Christmas morning.
The founding record book for the Mississippi Branch of the Huguenot Society Founders of Manakin, Va., established in Columbus, was recently donated to the Local History Department at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.
Robin Robinson, a member of the state Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning, shared the VIP Principle of success with approximately 100 graduates Dec. 7 at Mississippi University for Women's first-ever December commencement ceremony.
Most holiday get-togethers involve tables heavily laden with favorite family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Recently, a friend asked me to help her put together a family cookbook as a gift. Creating a personalized cookbook can be a great gift idea for your family, but creating one can be an ordeal.
Mississippi University for Women's Center for Creative Learning will offer more than 40 non-credit courses as part of its community Life Enrichment Program for adults who share a love of learning and/or teaching.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Bernard Feelings Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Air Force Airman Jasmine C. Deavens graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Meagan R. Butler recently graduated from the University of West Alabama in Livingston, Ala., where she earned a master's degree in counseling psychology.
Chrishuna Harris Griffin, formerly of West Point, recently graduated from Nova Southeastern University, where she earned a doctorate of education degree.
Even two generations ago, most Mississippians knew how to grow a garden, sew, and fix things around the home and farm. Somewhere along the way, though, society bought into a fast-food, gadget-cluttered world that gradually eroded much of that independent self-sufficiency.
The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library announces the donation of the Kiwanis Club of Columbus materials to the Local History Department.
Plants can increase a person's productivity, and a Mississippi State University floral design expert is smiling about his new textbook on using plants in interior spaces.
The decision to go back to school is only half the battle.
The Compassionate Friends of the Golden Triangle invite families who have lost a child or grandchild to an area-wide candlelighting service of remembrance Sunday, Dec. 9, at West Point's First Presbyterian Church.
This month, some kids have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, and others dream of finding a new furry, four-legged family member under the tree.
At 5:30 a.m. on cold, dark November mornings, most teenagers are still snug in their beds, with visions of school tests or holidays ahead. But at the greenhouses of Palmer Home for Children in Columbus, something is stirring, and it's not the Christmas mice.
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