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Reasons to appreciate just how easy daylilies are

Of all the plants we grow primarily for their colorful blooms, daylilies are the easiest in my humble opinion. My roses take some maintenance. The ... Read more

3 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Kick off summer with these new fiction, large print and RBdigital reads

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Local History Librarian. This week’s selections include new fiction titles from the new fiction, ... Read more

3 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Vicksburg Theatre Guild set to return with ‘The Sound of Music’

As sheltering in place restrictions are lifted and businesses begin to open back up, the Vicksburg Theatre Guild is also ready to get the show ... Read more

1 week ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Here’s how some plants are done in by ‘mutual suffering’

I once possessed but did not own the neatest book on tomato diseases, complete with really good photos and taxonomic fungus names. The book stayed ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

Library book picks: AudioBookCloud reads

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Local History Librarian. This week’s column features titles from AudioBookCloud. Don’t forget that you ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Virginia creeper has ‘leaves of five, let it thrive’

A mistake people without much experience outdoors can make is to not recognize Virginia creeper. The woody stem perennial vine is sometimes mistaken as poison ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Children talk about what makes their moms so special

Whether it’s her smile, the way she gives hugs or the meals she cooks, mothers are special in the eyes of their children. Megan Holman ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

History of pesticides includes a healthy dose of ‘tobacco tea’

Simply put, they are all pesticides: insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides, algaecides, miticides and so forth with all the “cides.” The term “cide” is defined as ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Library reads: ebook fiction finds

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Local History Librarian. This week’s column features ebook fiction from our hoopla app. Remember, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Quarantine Reads: Nonfiction titles from the library’s ebook collection

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Local History Librarian. This week’s column features new nonfiction titles from the library’s ebook ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Some of the library’s newest eBook fiction titles

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Local History Librarian. This week’s column includes some of the library’s newest eBook fiction ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

3 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

3 months ago by Guest Columnist.

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