Editor’s Picks

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Visit Auburn

With both of Mississippi’s SEC football teams making their way to Auburn University this year, we figured we’d compile a list of top-picks for anyone looking to get out of town and catch the game. From what to do, where to sleep, where to get your pastries and everything in between, M&M’s got you covered.

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The Joy of Cooking Together

Elizabeth Speed has always been involved in food somehow. From cooking with her dad and grandmother growing up, teaching children’s cooking classes in Oxford, to owning a popsicle business, being involved in Oxford’s farmers markets and getting into Mississippi schools for FoodCorps.

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Keeping Children Healthy: Life Beyond the Pandemic

Many parents are asking what they can do to ensure that their children remain safe as we move forward from a year-and-a-half of social isolation. The answer to this question takes me back to the basics, as a healthy lifestyle will prepare our children to maximize learning and growth while minimizing days missed and the spread of illness.

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Preparing for the 2021-2022 School Year

The beginning of another school year can be a pretty invigorating time. Looking for new school clothes and shoes, picking out that ideal new backpack and appreciating those last fleeting days of summer before that first school bell rings can truly be something to anticipate. In addition to school shopping and holding on to those last few seconds of summer, parents are preparing their children for a post-COVID-19 school year.

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Advice from a Graduate

Well, the pandemic certainly put the “gap” in gap year. One year ago, my German exchange program online orientation was about to start. I was paddleboarding regularly and Facetiming my friends as often as I could.

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Outdoor Creations

“It’s just a really cool job that I dreamed up,” said Jason Owen.
A few years ago, his church in Okolona was looking for a playset, something reminiscent of Noah’s Ark. Owen tried to find someone in the area; when he couldn’t, he offered to do it himself.

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