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Spring is just around the corner, and I can’t wait for that fresh spring and summer produce to hit the stores and farmers markets. Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen each spring. I love to see those beautiful baskets of luscious red strawberries. I can never resist.

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Landscape gardening sometimes involves hard decisions where no solution seems just right. But “between a rock and a hard place” dissonance can be resolved by going in an entirely different direction.

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Runners will have a chance to test their endurance as they trek down flat Delta roads in a race known for its Southern charm and hospitality.

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Just before spring break, I judged a beauty pageant, and they had a basket of goodies for each judge. One of the things in the basket was a local cookbook. I received several food magazines the next day. I was ready for the beginning of our break.

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You use the pantry every day, but it is easy to overlook when you are cleaning. It may seem like a daunting task but it really doesn’t take long. When you get the pantry clean, be sure to re-stock with some healthy staples.

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Many may be reaching for the snooze button Sunday morning when the clock will “spring forward” an hour.

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I have often written of my love for my pets. My husband, Steve, falls into the same category. About 10 years ago, he rescued a tiny black puppy and took her to our farm. We referred to her as Lucy, the farm dog. She loved to run and play in the woods. Every afternoon, Steve would ride out an…

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Virtually every day more research is focusing on issues impacting senior citizens. One recent example is a study that said keeping the mind active is a key to good health.

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Sonny and Mattie Young married on March 1, 1969, with the blessings of their parents, the late John and Ina Young and Lewis Delaney and the late Mattie Sue Delaney.

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While a lot of my job is to share interesting garden techniques and “how-to” information, sometimes I’m asked for help with interpersonal or social issues.

James Walker Sturdivant and Bethany Lynn Tillman were crowned the King and Queen of Cotton for 2019 at the 62nd annual Junior Auxiliary Charity Cotton Ball, which was held Feb. 23 at the Leflore County Civic Center.

Benton Academy recently hosted the State AA Basketball Tournament. I was responsible for the food in our hospitality room for all school coaches, administration and officials. It was quite an undertaking, but I enjoyed every minute of it.

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Field Beckham of Greenwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Aubrey Field Beckham of Memphis, Tennessee, to Mr. William Morgan Gulledge III, also of Memphis.

Dressed for the game, Ole Miss cheerleader and Delta sophomore beauty, Sara Simmons, left the Delta Gamma house late morning on a cool November Saturday in 1946. The opponent was Mississippi State and was one of only two campus battles for the ‘46 Rebels.

The work of Maude Schuyler Clay and her husband, Langdon Clay, of Sumner is being featured in the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston’s exhibition “Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South.”

About 20 children ages 6 months to 6 years old are learning how to become “little aquatic problem solvers” at Twin Rivers Recreation.

I have a collection of crosses in my den. For Christmas, a student gave me a beautiful wooden one with the word “blessed” inscribed on it. As I admired it yesterday, I thought about how truly blessed I am.

Around 40 years ago — maybe earlier, perhaps a bit later — a small group of civic-minded artists and arts patrons started a pottery cooperative in a former office building on the 200 block of West Washington Street. 

Where to start with today’s topic, of deliberately putting woody garden debris to use? It’s way easier than dragging stuff to the street and a lot simpler than composting. And it can be downright artistic.

Anxiety is the most common mental health issue in the United States, with more than 40 million Americans suffering from some type of anxiety related issue.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church’s annual Mardi Gras Celebration is a fun event with a festive atmosphere, says Robert Tanner.

Last week, the cold weather just about done me in. I was longing for those hot, summertime temperatures. I will complain about those, too. For right now, however, they seem better than what experienced last week and the recent cold snap.

Kyle and Hannah Thach of Starkville announce the birth of their daughter, Delaney McBride Thach, on Jan. 28, 2019, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. She weighed 8 pounds, 13.4 ounces and was 21 inches long.

In celebration of Black History Month, the Museum of the Mississippi Delta will host a traveling exhibition from The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History titled “Frederick Douglass from Slavery to Freedom: The Journey to New York City.”

For heart health and disease prevention, Dr. Abhash Thakur says he always promotes physical activity.

When Steve and I married, he quickly discovered that I don’t do yard work. I don’t mow, weed-eat or pull weeds. I will plant some seasonal blooming plants in the terra cotta pots outside and water them, but that is as far as I go.

Dreary weather is forcing me to stay indoors, but I am comforted by my cherished potted tropical plants. Some, however, are really ugly to visitors, which makes me love ‘em even more.

Warm up from the winter weather with a bowl — or six cups — of homemade soup.

While cooking a pot of homemade soup yesterday, I reached for my favorite wooden spoon. It belonged to my maternal grandmother, Mamaw. She was the best cook in the world, next to my Mama. When I would visit her, she would let me sit on the counter while she cooked. I remember making biscuits…

Anna Christina Camp and William Bryant Davis Jr. were united in marriage at 6 p.m. on Oct. 27, 2018, at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Greenwood.

Alvin and Lisa Upchurch of Phillipston and John and Phoebe Baker of Philipp announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Shanna-Rae Counts Baker, to Vivian Lamar Ferrell III of Coxburg.

French documentary maker Nicolas Finet will bring his movie “Mississippi Ramblin: On the Tracks of Robert Johnson in the Deep South” to the Museum of the Mississippi Delta for a special showing Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Yee of Cleveland announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Elise Yee, on Dec. 16, 2018, at Merit Hospital in Clarksdale. She weighed 6 pounds, 3.5 ounces and was 18 inches long.

I’m sure that we all have met someone who was deathly afraid of snakes. Or maybe it was spiders. Or bats, blood, clowns, the dentist, flying, heights, the weather, math, the dark, or even other people.

There was something wrong about my new garden. Couldn’t put my finger on it, just didn’t feel right. Then, I learned about feng shui.

The Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce’s celebration of the business community will highlight the best of what Greenwood has to offer — from food to businesses to people.

Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Ray Williamson of Clinton announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Morgan Elise Williamson, to Matthew Arnold Taylor of Jackson.