January 3rd, 2012
By COLLEEN MCCARTHY
Recently, I wrote a piece on the popular New Yearâ€™s resolution to lose weight. I interviewed Elaine Schimpf, a trainer at the Oktibbeha County Wellness Connection who made some very good points about how and why this resolution often fails. This information, combined with the nagging voice in my head thatâ€™s been telling me for a while now that I need to get back in shape, sparked an idea Iâ€™d like to share with our readers. Perhaps we can even encourage a few to join us.
Michael Wardlaw, a sports writer at Starkville Daily News and I have each taken on the challenge to make healthier choices in 2012 â€“â€“ not just for a few weeks or even a few months, but for the rest of the year. Our methods and ultimate goals might be different, but each of us decided that in our own ways we could live healthier lives. We decided to hold ourselves accountable to our readers while simultaneously offering our readers the opportunity to join us along this path to living longer, happier and healthier lives.
My parents used to say that when they went to my grandmother for parenting advice, she would tell them that children should be like pancakes â€” you ought to be able to throw the first one out and start over.
I couldnâ€™t help remembering that anecdote during my last cooking endeavor and thinking that her analogy should also apply to crab cakes.
Using my cousin and former Starkville resident Nancy Princeâ€™s recipe, I tried to make crab cakes at home the other day, since theyâ€™re one of my favorite items to order when I eat out, and her recipe looked delicious and simple. Nancy is, for my money, the best cook in our family, and I knew if she liked them, I probably would, too.
The assembly process went well, but the frying â€” not so much. Much like when I cook pancakes, the first one was a bit undercooked and mangled. The second I almost burned up, but I made the third one almost perfect.
Itâ€™s the time of year for resolutions, but I havenâ€™t felt very resolute just yet.Â Iâ€™ve been blowing and going since Thanksgiving and havenâ€™t had time to think much about 2012.Â However, resolutions oft
Laura Madelyn Carson, 11, died Jan. 1, 2012, at the Athens Limestone Hospital in Athens, Alabama. Laura was born July 7, 2000, in Charlotte, N.C., and moved to Starkville in November 2001.
Leman E. Whitaker, 64, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012 at Regency Hospital in Meridian.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said it appears the Starkville High School student who was shot and killed in the early morning hours of New Years Day was the victim of a random act of violence.