Traditions are what we make them.

Traditions are what we make them.

By Lana Turnbull Growing up in the Mississippi Delta, the traditional 4th of July picnic could be brutal. With temperatures reaching three digits, and mosquitoes the size of hummingbirds, outdoor celebrations were at best challenging. After years of packing up the family picnic basket and cooler to head out for the typical July 4th get-together with friends and family, my dad finally put his foot down and said, “NO MORE!” As Read more »
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July 01, 2015
Food Insecurity Has No Season

Food Insecurity Has No Season

By Lana Turnbull For many of us July 4th brings thoughts of picnics past, with all the traditional grilled favorites, plus baked beans, potato salad, fresh sweet corn on the cob, deviled eggs, watermelon, peach cobbler…the list is embarrassingly long. But the truth is, there are 48.8 million Americans who do not have enough to eat and 16.2 million of them are children. In Mississippi one in every four people struggles Read more »
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July 01, 2015
Invasion of the Memory Snatcher

Invasion of the Memory Snatcher

By Lana Turnbull Families…they’re the bastions of our memories – the proof of where we came from – the connection that makes us the individuals we are. The memories we share between the generations form the oral history of our families, and they are not trivial things. Then enters Alzheimer’s disease and silently takes them away. Suddenly, the connection between generations can be broken and the unrecorded history lost. Once it’s Read more »
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May 05, 2015
Equal Opportunity for Body & Mind

Equal Opportunity for Body & Mind

"Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all." ~ Bill Clinton It has taken years of awareness building and millions of dollars in promotional messages, but the importance of preventive healthcare is finally sinking in. The Affordable Care Act requires insurance companies to cover preventive care screenings and regular checkups with the goal of helping to keep people physically healthy or finding problems when Read more »
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May 05, 2015
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