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Spring brings sunny, daffodilly days

March 2, 2013


On March 20, 2013 we'll joyfully celebrate the first day of Spring. Vegetation begins to really grow, and we begin to mow our new, lime-green grass in our yards. Flowers are beginning to profusely pop up everywhere. How fantastic and lovely are our Mississippi months of March, April and May. When we reach this time of the year we all say, "At last — spring has sprung."

Service by nurses in J.Z. George Hall Infirmary

March 2, 2013

For Starkville Daily News

Florence Nightingale is perhaps the name most associated with the history of nursing but the J.Z. George Hall Infirmary at A&M College had outstanding nurses for sixty-three years.

Vaughan’s vocabulary

March 2, 2013


On Feb. 22, I had the opportunity to sit onstage at Mississippi State University’s Lee Hall Auditorium for Shakespeare’s "Twelfth Night," performed by a troupe from the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia. Stephanie Holladay Earl played the role of the voluptuous Olivia. Patrick Earl played Duke Orsino.

Births: Jill Carter & Carlisle Grace Langston

March 2, 2013

Tyson and Natalie Langston of Starkville are pleased to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Jill Carter and Carlisle Grace, on January 24, 2013 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. Jill was 19 inches long and weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz., and Carlisle was 21 inches long and weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz.

Engagement: Gilbreath - Rackley

March 2, 2013

Monty and Robbye Gilbreath of Caledonia are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Caitlin Jo Gilbreath, to Mr. William Martin Rackley, son of Perry and Michele Rackley of Starkville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Gilbreath of Gainesville, Texas and the late Mr. and Mrs. Bert Glascock of Valley View, Texas.

Perk up desserts with coffee-inspired recipe

February 27, 2013


For the caffeine-fiends out there, nothing is better than a fresh cup of coffee in the morning.

Beef: It’s more than just meat

February 27, 2013


For the last three weeks, I have written about beef and its nutritive value and I have given you a variety of healthy beef recipes that I hope you have tried. Today, I want to switch gears to another “beefy” topic — the economic importance of beef.

Figuring out, incorporating five-spice

February 27, 2013


Okay, boys and girls. Let’s gather around for our cultural history of spices lesson for today. Today’s spice is Chinese five-spice powder. Oooooh.

Gainesville, Fla.: Road trip, day two

February 26, 2013


My recent trip to Gainesville, Fla. had one primary purpose: to attend a meeting related to my day job. Mission accomplished. 

SPL programs, groups foster love of reading

February 23, 2013


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