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”

The Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs Since 1898

The Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs (MFWC), a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, is an organization of women whose goal is personal enrichment leading to volunteer service that benefits the community, state, nation, and world. Did you know: MFWC organization helped organize and support the Mississippi Library Commission and established more than … Continue reading “The Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs Since 1898”

Family Feud Fame in Ellisville Mississippi

The Darby Family of Ellisville recently had the once in a lifetime opportunity to be starred on the hilariously funny game show “Family Feud” hosted by Steve Harvey. Darby Family on Family Feud Mother Anita Darby, Daughter MeKael Black, Husband Dorian Black, and Cousin Steven Peppers joined Rebecca for an unforgettable and very funny interview … Continue reading “Family Feud Fame in Ellisville Mississippi”

Lee County’s teen pregnancy rate has lowered by 38% since 2010!

Park Gate Health Services and Pregnancy Clinic recognizes that women have the right to make their own decisions about the outcome of pregnancies and sexual health. Without condemning, Park Gate is there to help young girls and women make informed and thoughtful decisions. They offer free pregnancy testing, limited obstetrical ultrasound, and counseling are making … Continue reading “Lee County’s teen pregnancy rate has lowered by 38% since 2010!”