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Particulars on picking the perfect pecan

It’s the holiday season and there is one burning question yet to be answered. No, not how does Santa fly around the world in one night. Rather, how is one to choose the perfect pecan? In addition to buying Mississippi pecans in the shell or already shelled, cooks find a dizzying array of nut sizes, colors, varieties and prices. “When ...

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Are those reindeer or Clydesdales?

If you hear the clatter of hooves this holiday season, it might be reindeer. Then again, it might be some really big horses. The Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, are scheduled to make several appearances in the area in December. The eight-horse hitch, along with the famous red beer wagon, will start the ...

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It's Mistletoe time: Junior League of Jackson gears up

There is a list. And this week, Brandon Kennedy is checking it twice. The opening of 33rd-annual Mistletoe Market is only days away, and, after 22 months of preparation, Kennedy, the chair of this year’s event, is ready to setup and check off the final details. Mistletoe Marketplace, the Christmas holiday-themed shopping weekend sponsored by the Junior League of Jackson, ...

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Sheldon Laboratory knows Christmas cards

Any businesses out there looking for a creative Christmas card idea might want to follow Sheldon Laboratory Systems’ lead. The Crystal Springs-based company sends one of the most effective yet simple cards I’ve ever seen. Every year, Sheldon employees “commission” their children to craft Christmas-related artwork. The company then uses the artwork to design its card. The artwork is labeled ...

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Researchers make breakthroughs in poinsettia production

STARKVILLE — Researchers at Mississippi State University have found a cost-effective and environmentally friendly strategy for fighting one of the most serious soil-borne diseases in poinsettia production. Pythium stem and root rot is a common problem in poinsettia production because the fungus thrives in cool, saturated and poorly drained soils, said Maria Tomaso-Peterson, associate research professor in MSU’s Department of ...

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Weather, holiday boosts State Fair attendance

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Fair officially exceeded last year’s total visitors by more than 20,000 people, setting a new attendance record for the fall staple. Billy Orr, executive director of the Fair Commission, tells The Clarion-Ledger at final count 694,221 people came to eat the food, see the sights and ride the rides at one of the state’s largest ...

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