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June Bugs Are Cool Critters

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ourmshome.com – Mark W. LaSalle, Ph.D. – 2024-06-22 09:04:07

SUMMARY: Early summer ushers in the amusing antics of June Beetles. Known for their clumsy flying due to their unique wing structure, these beetles only need to find mates and food during their brief adult lifespan. They spend most of their underground as larvae feeding on roots. The adult beetles are mostly nocturnal and can be seen flying low to the ground. The author's fondness for June Beetles is tied to childhood memories and the joy of introducing these insects to grandchildren. Despite their design flaws, June Beetles bring smiles and laughter, offering simple, nostalgic entertainment.

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What to Know About Foxworth, Mississippi

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ourmshome.com – Allyson Alford – 2024-07-15 14:06:56

SUMMARY: Growing up in Foxworth, Mississippi, a small town known for its southern hospitality, significantly contrasted with my experience in Oxford. Initially, I found it surprising that many people had not heard of Foxworth. Over time, I embraced my roots and proudly shared my hometown's charm. Foxworth, with a population increase from 503 in 2020 to 670 in 2023, borders Columbia and offers quaint attractions like Cha Cha's Snowballs and Frozen Custard, Red Bluff, and the historic Ford House. Despite its small size, Foxworth boasts a rich community spirit and uniquely inviting character.

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The 2024 Mississippi Watermelon Festival

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ourmshome.com – Joy Lucius – 2024-07-15 09:01:01

SUMMARY: Summertime is synonymous with fresh watermelon, and Americans consume about 15 pounds each annually. The U.S. ranks seventh globally in watermelon production, making it a $500 million crop. Over 1,200 varieties exist worldwide, with a range of colors. In Mississippi, debates over the best-tasting watermelons are common, especially from Smith County, known for its sweet melons. The 46th Annual Mississippi Watermelon in Mize features food, music, a car show, and special guests, with proceeds going to the Mize Volunteer . The festival, on July 19-20, promises to showcase the renowned Smith County watermelons and more.

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Wings and Things | Our Mississippi Home

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ourmshome.com – Julian Brunt – 2024-07-14 12:05:17

SUMMARY: The chicken wing craze began in the 1970s and 1980s in the USA, gaining popularity thanks to establishments like Buffalo Wild Wings. , most popular restaurants offer various flavored wings. Cuts of meat once considered lowly, such as ribs and turkey necks, have also gained mainstream popularity, with wings now a pricey item. Americans love wings for their portability and deliciousness, often paired with dipping sauces like blue cheese and Ranch. Cooking techniques vary, with deep-frying, baking, and grilling being popular. Seasoning is key, with aggressive seasoning enhancing the flavor, using Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning and other spices.

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