Have you had the conversation about organ donation?

Becoming an organ and tissue donor takes only a few minutes, and can help change the lives of countless individuals. It’s important that you share your wishes regarding donation with your loved ones and learn their thoughts and feelings toward donation as well. Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) shared the importance of having the conversation on … Continue reading “Have you had the conversation about organ donation?”

Presidential Chairs Made in Mississippi

Greg Harkins has been working with wood for nearly 50 years. Learning from Master Chairmaker, Tom Bell, he uses techniques passed down from the mid-1800s. Over the last 25 years, he has perfected the art of making rocking chairs. Six sitting US Presidents were gifted one of his produced by hand, made in Mississippi chairs, … Continue reading “Presidential Chairs Made in Mississippi”

365 Days of a Father’s Written Love

Ken Slay started writing down his thoughts and unspoken feelings when his daughter, Mae Slay, turned twenty. It would take him a full year, but on Mae’s 21st birthday, he gifted her a book complied with his words of hope and advice. His father intuition told him that his little girl who was growing into … Continue reading “365 Days of a Father’s Written Love”

An Open Conversation About Adoption

November is National Adoption Month, and it is a time to honor birth parents, adoptees, and adoptive parents. Deciding to adopt is the first step to an often lengthy, daunting, and financially straining process. The good news is families can find financial and emotional help when choosing to expand their family through adoption. Through generous … Continue reading “An Open Conversation About Adoption”

Experience The Max: Craig Claiborne (1920-2000)

Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love. — Craig Claiborne  Claiborne brought an appreciation of fine and vernacular dining to the attention of countless Americans. Like Julia Child, he emerged as an unmistakable presence associated with the love of restaurants, cooking and all things … Continue reading “Experience The Max: Craig Claiborne (1920-2000)”

Mississippi “Dingbat” featured in New Orleans’ Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition

For Mississippians traveling to New Orleans this holiday season, they can now view a piece of home on Poydras Street in downtown New Orleans. Oxford native and artist Earl Dismuke now has a sculpture installed as part of the Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by The Helis Foundation, the South’s leading rotating public sculpture exhibition. … Continue reading “Mississippi “Dingbat” featured in New Orleans’ Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition”

Ruth Ann Rigby on trauma, saving-grace, and offering hope to those suffering.

The worst day of Ruth Ann Rigby’s life turned out to be the best day. After being brutally attacked while pumping gas, Ruth Ann suffered post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD set the stage for her to become an alcoholic and drug addict with no prior problems with substance abuse. Her husband of less than a year … Continue reading “Ruth Ann Rigby on trauma, saving-grace, and offering hope to those suffering.”

Indianola Mississippi Freedom House

Mississippi Heritage Trust works to save and renew places meaningful to Mississippians and their history. Recently, they announced the 12th List of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi. Since 1999 the list has provided preservation efforts for 120 sites listed as endangered since. Lolly RashExecutive Director Mississippi Heritage Trust and Felicia King joined … Continue reading “Indianola Mississippi Freedom House”

William H. Morris’s Journey of Faith, Friends and The Father’s Love

Growing up on American R&B music, William H. Morris, known to friends as Bill, grew to love the rich harmonies and the talented performers of a whimsical era in music. Never shy to introduce himself, Bill would wonder backstage during intermission and offer praise and admiration to the musicians. Time after time, that sparked a … Continue reading “William H. Morris’s Journey of Faith, Friends and The Father’s Love”

Drink Coffee and Support Palmer Home

Mississippi based coffee roaster, Southern Coffee Services is homegrown in Holmes County, and takes pride in its products, its community and giving back. Now, you can help support Palmer Home for Children with every coffee subscription package. Southern Coffee Service is donating a percentage of the proceeds to help support Palmer Home’s efforts in providing … Continue reading “Drink Coffee and Support Palmer Home”

Norma Langston: What it takes to lose 100+ pounds.

A year and a half ago, Norma Langston decided enough was enough and began to make her health a priority for the right reasons. Facing several health complications and a family history riddled with heart disease and early death, she finally committed to a healthier lifestyle. Starting with small steps and a supportive community, Norma … Continue reading “Norma Langston: What it takes to lose 100+ pounds.”

Get to know Chef Nick Wallace

Born and raised in Edwards, Mississippi, Nick Wallace isn’t shy to give credit for his cooking abilities to his grandmothers, who remain his fiercest food critics. As an executive chef, Nick Wallace has traveled far and wide to redefine the Southern food experience without forfeiting Mississippi’s local farms and flare. If you haven’t eaten some … Continue reading “Get to know Chef Nick Wallace”