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Writing my first novel

By PETER GILDERSON,

How did it all get started? This is a question I often hear when telling others I have written my first novel. Well, it blossomed out of my research into my family’s ancestry. The earliest ancestor of which I am certain was born in the late 1700s in a small village about 15 miles north of London, England.


Mangum knows his worth

By RICK CLEVELAND,

As we all know, Jake Mangum wasn’t selected in last week’s Major League Draft until the 32nd round – a fact that became all the more puzzling after Mangum spurred Mississippi State to a memorable NCAA Super Regional victory over Vanderbilt last weekend.






Tip of a mudberg

By KELLEY WILLIAMS,

The Titanic ran into an iceberg, and sank. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has run into a “Mudberg,” and its reputation is sinking. Mudberg is a 30-foot-high mound of sediments in the Mississippi River above Baton Rouge that restricts its flow.





Gardening Glimpses

By MRS. HERMAN MCKENZIE,

In our ADS convention diary, Saturday was an even busier day than Friday. It began promptly at 9 a.m. with a discussion with pictures by Frank Veul from the Netherlands. Frank is a special friend from the New Zealand trip, and we’ve connected at every convention.


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