Preparation can calm 1st-time student jitters

First-time students can be anxious about starting school, but parents can use several strategies to relieve their children’s fears of the unknown. (Photo by iStock)

By Susan Collins-Smith
MSU Ag Communications

Starting school is a milestone that can be marked by anxiety for first-time students and parents, but the right preparation can make the transition easier.

Beth Bell, a child and family agent with Mississippi … Read more

Children discover new love for robots at camp

Samyra Harris, left, and Julia Schloemer focus intently on their Dash robot during the 4-H Cloverbud Robotic Camp at Mississippi State University on July 7, 2015. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Linda Breazeale)

By Linda Breazeale
MSU Ag Communications

Samyra Harris, 7, did not know what she was getting into when her mother enrolled her in a 4-H Cloverbud robotics camp for three days at Mississippi State University.

“I thought we would just … Read more

Helping others

True generosity for fellow mankind was shown July 11 at the Louisville Coliseum. A benefit/ rodeo was held in memory of … Read more

Old becomes new again

Balls having a ball under the sign.

Submitted by Frances Stewart Ball

The “Aywon Drive In” was the hot spot for teenagers in the 50s and 60s. It was a small café on North Church Street between the Shell Station and El Rodeo restaurant. It was a … Read more

Fulfill taste preferences in a balanced lunchbox

Each of the five major food groups should be represented in a child’s school lunch box, but taking stock of what a child likes eating the most at home can help parents pack a lunch that meets both nutrition needs and preferences (Photo by iStock)

By Nathan Gregory
MSU Ag Communications

Packing a balanced school lunch that kids like requires one skill: observation.

Brent Fountain, nutritionist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, recommended that parents recognize what their children like eating the most at … Read more

GTPT spotlights Physical Therapy Assistant

Desai

By: Anna Katharine Baskin

Sagar Desai, a native of Canton, MS, began working for GT Physical Therapy in August of 2014. He is a Physical Therapy Assistant and a Clinical Supervisor for the GT Physical Therapy clinic in Louisville, MS.… Read more