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Children discover new love for robots at camp

Samyra Harris, left, and Julia Schloemer focus intently on their Dash robot during the 4-H Cloverbud Robotic Camp at Mississippi State University on July 7, 2015. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Linda Breazeale)

By Linda Breazeale
MSU Ag Communications

Samyra Harris, 7, did not know what she was getting into when her mother enrolled her in a 4-H Cloverbud robotics camp for three days at Mississippi State University.

“I thought we would just … Read more

Preparation can calm 1st-time student jitters

First-time students can be anxious about starting school, but parents can use several strategies to relieve their children’s fears of the unknown. (Photo by iStock)

By Susan Collins-Smith
MSU Ag Communications

Starting school is a milestone that can be marked by anxiety for first-time students and parents, but the right preparation can make the transition easier.

Beth Bell, a child and family agent with Mississippi … Read more

Helping others

True generosity for fellow mankind was shown July 11 at the Louisville Coliseum. A benefit/ rodeo was held in memory of … Read more

Old becomes new again

Balls having a ball under the sign.

Submitted by Frances Stewart Ball

The “Aywon Drive In” was the hot spot for teenagers in the 50s and 60s. It was a small café on North Church Street between the Shell Station and El Rodeo restaurant. It was a … Read more

Fulfill taste preferences in a balanced lunchbox

Each of the five major food groups should be represented in a child’s school lunch box, but taking stock of what a child likes eating the most at home can help parents pack a lunch that meets both nutrition needs and preferences (Photo by iStock)

By Nathan Gregory
MSU Ag Communications

Packing a balanced school lunch that kids like requires one skill: observation.

Brent Fountain, nutritionist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, recommended that parents recognize what their children like eating the most at … Read more

GTPT spotlights Physical Therapy Assistant

Desai

By: Anna Katharine Baskin

Sagar Desai, a native of Canton, MS, began working for GT Physical Therapy in August of 2014. He is a Physical Therapy Assistant and a Clinical Supervisor for the GT Physical Therapy clinic in Louisville, MS.… Read more

Honored

arnold davis

Representative Joey Hood recently recognized long time pastor of Winston County, the late Rev. Arnold Davis with a plaque from the MS House.  … Read more

Garden Tours award grand prize winner

Garden tour participants and attendees

By Elmetra Patterson

The Winston County Master Gardeners Association (MCMGA) presented its first tour of three of its members’ gardens. The master gardeners’ whose gardens were toured were Beverly Combs, Letitia Jackson and Brenda Jowers. Over 80 visitors toured each … Read more