Two of our school districts – Clarksdale and Coahoma County – are both in need of full-time superintendents to move things forward.
In my senior year at W.A. Higgins High School in Clarksdale, I served on the yearbook staff. A classmate, Viola Yarbrough, was the editor. She handed me her Brownie Hawkeye camera and almost ordered me to take photos. That was the real beginning of my love of photography.
Let’s kick this new garden year off by getting more of something while giving part of it away.
When I root cuttings of favorite old shrubs, throw wildflower seeds out my truck window, or dig up daylilies and iris and split them into smaller plants, I end up with more than I started with, usually with leftovers to share.
For over 30 years, Habitat for Humanity has worked in the Mississippi Delta as a program to unite local people and outside volunteers in partnership to address the issues of substandard housing.
Time to ‘fess up about 2018’s garden foibles and failures. I’ve had ‘em.
Some garden experts opine that it’s best to always be positive. But as much as I’d like to gloss over how gardening isn’t always rosy, I’d rather maintain credibility with folks who know better. So here are some highlights of the low points.
I love a nice lawn. I studied turf management at Mississippi State University and consult with professional turf and home lawn lovers regularly. I even wrote the forward to the popular “Perfect Mississippi Lawn” book.
I appreciate all seasons, but the relaxed Mississippi autumn brings out a joyous if wistful rush in me.
Gardening isn’t all how-to advice (which isn’t universally accepted anyway – such is the fate of all garden experts); sometimes it’s more stop-and-smell-the-roses.
President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 55 years ago last Thursday on Nov. 22, 1963, and many Americans are more confused than ever about what took place on that fateful day in Dallas.
That is especially true for those of us — like me — who were born long after JFK’s life was taken prematurely.