Fall 2015

Ken Owens and company photographed by Luisa Porter
at Shark Tooth Creek near Aliceville, Alabama, in June


Shark Tales
The best field trip ever! A morning
with Mr. Ken on Shark Tooth Creek
near Aliceville, Alabama

A Rite of Autumn
Jean and Dwight Colson’s pumpkin playland in Caledonia is the place
to be come fall

A Charming Second Chance
Dawn and John Herring’s re-purposed
jewel in Mayhew

Wonder Walls
Starkville Mural Collective’s Lorrin Webb paints the town … sort of

Country Sunshine
Fall fashion takes a breather on a Noxubee County farmhouse named “Sunshine”




From the Editor

Half-n-Half — A local blend of good things to know and good stuff to buy

The Avid Reader — Five books from Starkville avid reader Seth Oppenheimer’s library

The SpotLight — Local gadfly G. E. Light’s take on music and art in the Triangle

One Question — Moving pictures — What’s the one movie you never get tired of?

3 Inspired People  — John Arnold, Bill Samaras and Frank Portera … Retirement hasn’t slowed down these gentlemen one bit

Into the Woods — Community herbalist Lindsay Wilson has some advice for getting in sync with the seasons

Bartender’s ChoiceWill Sanders of Starkville’s basement speakeasy, The Guest Room, has a flavorful idea about what you should be imbibing this fall

Toppin’ Cotton — Pilot Matt Brignac’s dream of flying began at 10 and became a reality at 17; he’s been up in the air ever since

Musicmaker — Rick Welch of “Rick’s Café Americain” in Starkville is still bringing it … the music, that is

Seven Things — Seven things that illustrate your life? Mississippi State choral director Gary Packwood shares his

Food for the Soul — Bess and Billy Swedenburg’s Honey House celebrates Mayhew’s (and their family’s) honey bee heritage

Seems to Me — Darnell Fulgham of Fulgham’s Holler west of Ackerman has a sure-fire plan to save the world

A Letter Home — Leonette Slay is quick to tell you home is where the heart is, and for her, that is on the road

Social Call — A look at who’s been out and about in the Golden Triangle and beyond

Parting Shot — The late Robert Harrell’s workshop in West Point represents love and legacy