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Library Column: New large print titles for your quarantine enjoyment

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Local History Librarian. This week’s column features new large print fiction titles for your ... Read more

6 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Old Post Files for April 16

Old Post Files is a regular feature in the print version of The Vicksburg Post looking back at the top headlines and stories pulled from ... Read more

6 months ago by Tim Reeves.

If you’re going to call it ‘top soil,’ it needs to at least have some dirt

I suppose one could say topsoil is like beauty: it’s in the eye of the beholder. I say that because there are quite a few ... Read more

6 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Go online this weekend for some enjoyable romance reads

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Local History Librarian. This week’s column focuses on romance novels available online. Due to ... Read more

7 months ago by Staff Reports.

Growing vegetables is still good for the body and mind

This year I’m planting a “birthday size” vegetable garden. It is smaller than in past years because of the number of birthdays I’ve had. I ... Read more

7 months ago by Staff Reports.

Barkley’s love affair with art is as dynamic and interesting as ever

Walking through Lenore Barkley’s home is a celebration of her artwork, her colorful artwork.   She jokes about not liking blank walls, blank spaces and ... Read more

7 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Loosa Yokena plantation has a deep, rich history and a legacy of loving owners

A patriot, a determined woman and a Native American burial ground are all pieces of Loosa Yokena Plantation’s history.    Acquired by James Hyland as ... Read more

7 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Traveling west with Mack Varner is a diversion from the ordinary

Whenever Mack Varner plans a weekend camping getaway, he does it right.   He assembles a small crew of friends. He gathers supplies, plots out ... Read more

7 months ago by Ernest Bowker.

During your time at home, enjoy these great reads … I mean listens

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Local History Librarian. This week’s column focuses on the audiobooks available through the library. ... Read more

7 months ago by Staff Reports.

How close can I cut my grass? Depends on the grass

Mowing the grass is just not all that important this spring, but at least it won’t impact our social distancing. So we can mow as ... Read more

7 months ago by Staff Reports.

Just when you thought English was all you needed to know for gardening

All this time I never knew peaches are non-climacteric. I knew they will not ripen further once picked from the tree, but I was not ... Read more

7 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Exploring the digital options at the library

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Local History Librarian. This week’s column focuses on the digital and online options available ... Read more

7 months ago by Guest Columnist.

The Great American Takeout: Calling all residents to place orders with local restaurants

Wondering what to have for lunch or dinner Tuesday? Look no further than a host of Vicksburg restaurants that have quickly adapted to new restrictions ... Read more

7 months ago by Catherine Hadaway.

I feel absolutely no guilt keeping a few caterpillars from becoming butterflies

I didn’t get to wait until spring officially arrived before taking on the earliest of spring insects I deal with every year. There are two ... Read more

7 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Some cookbooks, science non-fiction to make time social distancing educational, tastier

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Local History Librarian. This week’s selections include a few cookbooks and exciting science non-fiction ... Read more

7 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Irises are tough, nearly carefree, but not all of them

Most types of iris are tough plants, nearly carefree and that’s what I like about them. But the absolutely prettiest irises I have ever seen ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Reports.

Celebrate Women’s History Month with these titles from the library

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Local History Librarian. This week’s selections feature new adult nonfiction in honor of Women’s ... Read more

8 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Delve into fantasy, sci-fi and horror with these thrilling selections

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Local History Librarian. This week’s selections include sci-fi, fantasy and horror titles in the ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Reports.

There remains no truce between me and misteltoe

It won’t be long now and one of my landscape peeves will be out of sight and thus out of mind. When the oaks leaf ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Reports.

There are choices to be made in dealing with cool-weather weeds

I like Februarys with weather right for dormant season work like pruning, transplanting perennials, repairing fences and all things best done before spring. That ideal ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Reports.

Take a quick course in chemistry for your gardening needs

Chemistry was my nemesis in school. I hated chemistry and shamefully didn’t put in much effort on the subject. Chemistry alone would have kept me ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Reports.

Enjoying the pros and cons of the ‘tough’ winter jasmine

I’ve already walked the yard with half a coffee can of granular fire ant insecticide, an indicator of a mild winter so far. I’m hoping ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Reports.

This February, read a book that highlights African-American biography

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Local History Librarian. In celebration of Black History Month, this week’s highlighted books include ... Read more

9 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Cashews, pistachios and mangos, oh my

Somebody told me about getting poison ivy itch from eating cashews. I looked it up and found out not only cashews, but pistachio and mango ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Reports.

Plenty of tree planting options this Arbor Day

We couldn’t determine exactly how long the county Soil and Water Conservation District has conducted its Arbor Day tree seedling giveaway program, but over 30 ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Reports.

Radio’s become for me a rediscovered life

I now have a radio again. Because when my computer finally finished breaking down and I don’t own a television, all I had was a ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Reports.

Life should not be about performance, putting on a show

Once modest temperaments were required. And taught. And practiced. And true enough, the term was more associated with dress than temperament. But just like manners at a ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Reports.

It’s about that time to start worrying — rather learning — about fertilizer

It won’t be much longer and many of us will be lingering over stacks of garden and lawn fertilizer bags trying to figure out which ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Reports.

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