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On Thanksgiving Day, more than 45 million turkeys will be prepared in the United States. That is more than 736 million pounds of turkey, roughly the same weight as the Empire State Building. The average person will consume more than 3,000 calories by the end of the day.

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ArtPlace Mississippi’s Garden Party, an annual fundraising event for the nonprofit, is going virtual.

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Quick breads are breads that are leavened with leavening agents rather than yeast. They can be prepared quickly and reliably without requiring the time-consumed labor and climate control needed for traditional yeast breads.

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A little dog named Sophie is living her best life.

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Bumper stickers are everywhere. I always enjoy reading them in my daily travels. The stickers tell fellow drivers everything from where we vacation to our favored political candidates to our favorite college teams.

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Scott and Carol Southerland of Hoover, Alabama, announce the birth of their son, Henry Sterling Southerland, at 7:17 a.m. on Sept. 4, 2020, at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

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This is a shameless celebration. It’s mostly about a particular tree, but after two decades of pushing hard for it, even lobbying two special commissions, I’m over the moon to finally salute the magnolia flower on my beloved state’s new flag.

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I was recently making my Thanksgiving plans and called my mom to check with her about coming up to visit. My parents live in northern Michigan, so late November can be a rough time to go visit. But I was also born and raised there, so I know what to expect.

My garden is sprouting a pop-up bonanza of sorts, with cool, wet weather coaxing surprise toadstools and puffballs from underneath my feet.

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Carnaggio of Carrollton announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jimmie Lynn Carnaggio, to Matthew Austin Hester of Starkville.

The Mississippi Small Business Development Center, in partnership with the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi, will hold a workshop on “How to Set up a Small Business.”

October is National Spinach Lover’s Month. Spinach isn’t just for Popeye anymore. It has become one of the most popular green vegetables in the nation. March 26 has been declared as National Spinach Day. Spinach can be served fresh or cooked by steaming, boiling or sautéing.

Sheri Emison of Memphis, Tennessee, announces the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Victoria Elizabeth Emison, to Christopher Maxwell Stanford of Coldwater. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Erich Emison.

Recently, I was talking with a friend about how I would rate myself on a scale of one to 10. I know myself better than anyone else (obviously), and therefore I am all too well acquainted with my own personal shortcomings.

Greenwood Utilities celebrated the history and the benefits of community-owned utilities with five days of activities in honor of Public Power Week.

Since 2013, Merriam-Webster has annually proclaimed a Word of the Year. This is an honor based on the number of times a word or an expression is used online and how frequently it compares to the previous years. Some past winners have been blog in 2004 and bailout in 2008.

Zack and Angel Miller of Batesville announce the birth of their son, Dylan Matthew Miller, at 12:12 p.m. on Sept. 4, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He weighed 8 pounds and was 19 inches long.

The Museum of the Mississippi Delta’s newest exhibit is a unique showing of work created over the past year by four artists living in Bolivar County.

My article today may not be a popular one. Today I am on my soap box. My article is strictly about some recent observations I have made. Not just at school, but by reading and researching and listening to people I come in contact with in my everyday life. I have always loved children of all …

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Barry Cannon Jr. of Minter City announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Molly Lyn Cannon, to Mr. Dalton James Brown of Eupora.

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Lynn Turner announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Shiloh Elizabeth Turner, to Justin Lee Mowdy of Canton, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Lee Mowdy of Canton.

In observance of Pastor Appreciation and Recognition Month, the members of Strangers’ Home Missionary Baptist Church salute the Rev. Dr. Kerrick Nevels and his wife, first lady Tina Nevels, for their “tireless services rendered to the church and community.”

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Described as the “quintessential 19th century town,” Carrollton will offer a trip back in time — as well as showcase many of Carroll County’s talented artists, musicians and craftsmen — during the upcoming Pilgrimage and Pioneer Day Festival.

Richie Mims and Tammy and Eddie Jones, all of Coila, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, MariDelane Mims, to James Bailey Howard of McCarley.

Jessica Bounds of Brighton, Tennessee, announces the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Lakin Nichole Battaglia of Vicksburg, to Warren Reed Williams of Vicksburg, the son of Jay and Anita Williams of North Carrollton.

Goldenrod is blooming, and with early autumn colors hinting at the darkness to come, it won’t be long before daylight saving time ends, and we’re left to reminisce on a porch swing or by the garden fire.

Each year, Mississippi Delta Community College honors educators who go above and beyond. The TROJAN Teachers Award celebrates two on-campus teachers, and one off-campus teacher, who are nominated by division chairs and chosen by a committee selected by the president.

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Brandy Martin of Anguilla announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kathryn Ann Martin, to John Bernard Dodd III of Southaven.

Garden space is precious, as are the time, effort and expenses required to grow stuff there. So, unless you garden for therapy, occasionally think about minimizing inputs and maximizing outputs. And grow what you need.

I’ll never forget one particular day in the sixth grade. My class was playing kickball for PE, and I was already a little frustrated because I thought that the PE teacher had stacked the teams by putting nearly all of the good players on the other team.

The 40th annual 300 Oaks Road Race offers an opportunity to get outside, participate in a fun and healthy activity, and enjoy the last weekend of summer 2020, all while maintaining social distance.

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. I love going to the grocery store or farmers market and finding the fresh stalks this time of year. I even invested in an upright steamer to make preparing fresh asparagus a breeze. One time I thought about planting some until I found out that you …

Tammy Narmour of Sidon announces the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Tabitha Nicole Narmour of Greenwood, who is also the daughter of the late Glen Narmour, to Cody Ryan Crawford Winters of Greenwood.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kelly Fennell of Philipp announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Maegan Kelly Fennell, to Raines Clanton Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Cook Jr. of Greenwood.

Marietta Branch says Pillow Academy’s new engineering design and robotics class provides students with a variety of life skills.

We have a few weeks of school under our belts, and things are going remarkably well. I will be honest and say that I spent a few sleepless nights wondering what a typical day of school would be like with all the changes in our lives. I also don’t really remember what a typical, normal day is like.

When she was a teenager, Tayla Banks’ grandmother, the late Dorothy Boles, told her that one day she would be an inspiration to many.

I had an unexpected pastel delight in my veg patch this week, when my sweet potatoes started flowering. As luck would have it, one vine had crept around a purple-leaf basil with small edible flowers that share the same pink throats.