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Last week was my mother-in-law’s birthday. She would have been 92 this year. Steve and I rode to the cemetery to take some flowers and began to reminisce not only with stories of her, but also of my father-in-law.

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As life changes in this evolving COVID-19 pandemic, let us seek ways to share joy and be joyful rather than be overwhelmed by the mass quantity of information available.

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Gardening and home cooking have a lot in common, creating sustenance and comfort by combining basic ingredients using simple techniques.

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With the new coronavirus quickly spreading throughout the state, including multiple cases confirmed in Leflore County, all area public and private schools have been closed this past week and will continue to be closed next week.

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Last week, I was reading a magazine article about a birthday party a grandmother had given for her granddaughter’s second birthday. She chose to have a “high tea” for her birthday party theme.

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Income tax refunds have been rolling out. Uncle Sam sends Mississippians an average income tax refund of $2,922, according to IRS data. You might want to hold on to some of that cash for unforeseen occurrences.

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When I left for spring break at the beginning of last week, I never thought I’d return to Mississippi and not be able to buy toilet paper. But in a mere week, it feels like our world has come crashing down.

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Natural disasters, such as tornadoes and severe storms, are things we don’t like to think about until necessary. Mississippi ranks seventh in a list of 10 for the likelihood of natural disasters. From floods to all the other natural disasters around us, I believe it is imperative that we giv…

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Christopher and Britt Carter announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Elaine Carter, at 7:32 a.m. on Feb. 26, 2020, at Merit Health Woman’s Hospital in Flowood.

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Some of the strangest space creatures in the known universe grow right here on our own planet, including in Mississippi.

Linda Lary says God told her that her son, Michael, would do great things, but she “had no idea he’d be doing great things through his death.”

The first time I became aware of bottle trees was years ago while watching the movie “Ghosts of Mississippi.” A bottle tree was placed outside the children’s window to protect them from evil spirits. Steve gave me a bottle tree not too long ago, and I love it.

Stella and Wilson Britt of Schlater announce the birth of their daughter, Miriam Jeane Britt, on Feb. 12, 2020.

William David Howard and Amanda Claire Bush were crowned the King and Queen of Cotton for 2020 at the 63rd annual Junior Auxiliary Charity Cotton Ball, which was held Feb. 22 at the Leflore County Civic Center.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Blaine Cannon of Ocean Springs announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Lauren Blaine Cannon, to Dr. Henry Baker Boler, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Ted Boler Sr. of Greenwood.

The Department of Fine Arts at Mississippi Valley State University will present a faculty recital featuring bass trombonist Edward Morse and pianist Lawrence Goldman

Twenty-one years ago, First Presbyterian Church member Travis Clark approached the pastor, Dr. Rusty Douglas, with an idea.

I hesitated to write this article, because I also work with people of the opposite sex and did not want to insinuate that such a thing was occurring in our workplace. I was, however, inspired to write this article due to a friend losing her marriage to an affair in the workplace. It is a top…

February brings up love, hearts and caring for others. This month, we are encouraging readers to show love and respect in a health-promoting way — and to focus on yourself first. If we don’t take care of ourselves, we won’t be able to help anyone else for very long. Remember, showing love fo…

Rhonda Pierce says she came down with a mysterious illness in July 2019 that she believes may have saved her life.

Love is such a powerful word. It is often used among couples with no regard to the true meaning. As you observe Valentine’s Day this year in whatever way you choose, please consider the meaning of love and the genuine affection you desire to show to your mate.

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy D. McNeer II of Greenwood announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Carter Elizabeth McNeer, to James Clayton Perry of Greenwood.

Gambling hasn’t always been legal in Mississippi, but gardeners have been doing it openly for generations. Unfortunately, the house usually has better odds than even us old hands.

It comes on suddenly without much warning. In a matter of seconds, you go from seemingly fine to fearing that you are dying. Your heart is racing, and you can’t catch your breath. You may feel dizzy or nauseous. You can’t stop sweating; you may feel claustrophobic; and your vision might be b…

The annual St. Francis of Assisi Mardi Gras Celebration is a one-of-a-kind event, says Edith Spells.

National Homemade Soup Day is Tuesday. I love homemade soup. Cooking it for hours on the stove as you smell the wonderful aroma throughout the house is as enjoyable to me as it is to actually eat it.

Will and Katelyn Vaughan of Little Rock, Arkansas, announce the birth of their son, William Ottis Vaughan IV, at 12:03 p.m. on Dec. 26, 2019, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

A warm bowl of homemade soup can brighten up a cold, dreary winter day.

Morgan Elise Williamson and Matthew Arnold Taylor were united in holy matrimony at 6 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Flora.

New Year’s resolutions are interesting because they point to the common goals of our society. While the top resolutions are no surprise in that they deal with our health and physical appearance, one resolution caught my attention. The fifth most common resolution of 2020 was to reduce stress…

A Tennessee photographer’s vivid, black-and-white images highlighting the Delta’s rich blues culture will soon be on display at the Museum of the Mississippi Delta.

The Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the end of a successful year and the start of a new one at its annual meeting.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Box of Tupelo announce the engagement of their daughter, Mallory Jane Box, to Fredrick Mitchell Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Taylor of Sardis, previously of Greenwood.

Chad and Brittnie Hankins of Greenwood announce the birth of their son, James Cohen Hankins, at 4:39 p.m. on Dec. 26, 2019, at Merit Health Women’s Hospital.

One of the best ways to stick to that New Year’s resolution of getting in shape is to make small, sustainable goals, says John Cook, director of rehabilitation services and the Wellness Center at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.