Barbara Mizell, Author at Picayune Item

Barbara Mizell began working for the Picayune Item in 1993. She started during the "cut and paste" days of the newspaper, and was the first to create a newspaper page using the computer for the Item. She has served as Composing Supervisor and honorary Religion Editor. Of all the contributions she has made over her 20 years at the Item, she is most proud of the World War II book "The Greatest Generation." Barbara was born and raised in the White Sand Community on Lee Hill, she has also written many short stories about growing up on the hill.


Diet crazes make me crazy

Low fat — low carb, low cholesterol, — high fiber, low salt — low sugar…how on earth are we supposed to know what to eat, ... Read more

by Barbara Mizell, Thursday, July 10, 2014 7:00 am


Prepare now for the season

Our first tropical system of the season developed off the coast of Florida and quickly became Tropical Storm Arthur. Even though Arthur is no threat ... Read more

by Barbara Mizell, Thursday, July 3, 2014 7:00 am


What is the 4th of July?

This Fourth of July, July 4th or Independence Day, whatever you may call it, should be a joyous one for all Americans. The mention of ... Read more

by Barbara Mizell, Wednesday, June 25, 2014 7:00 am


Once upon a southern garden

Gardens are special places, and gardeners are special people. My Uncle Jr. planted a fruit and vegetable garden each year. Being a hopeless tomboy when ... Read more

by Barbara Mizell, Tuesday, June 17, 2014 7:00 am


Summer’s mouth watering bounty

South Mississippi gardens yield not only fresh vegetables, but in most gardens you will at least find a couple varieties of summer fruit. Blueberries, strawberries, ... Read more

by Barbara Mizell, Friday, June 13, 2014 7:00 am


Prayers of children are sweet and sincere

A child’s prayer is simple, sweet and pure. “Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should ... Read more

by Barbara Mizell, Thursday, June 5, 2014 7:00 am


More good news is what the media should cover

Feel good stories in the news are few and far between. Seems to me, all you hear on your morning news report is bad. What ... Read more

by Barbara Mizell, Wednesday, May 28, 2014 7:00 am


Get those unknown symptoms checked

Have you ever heard “It’s just growing pains,” at some time during your childhood? I am sure most of us who were raised in rural ... Read more

by Barbara Mizell, Thursday, May 22, 2014 7:00 am


Black Box gives mixed signals

A BC’s newest medical drama “Black Box” is about a brilliant neurologist, Dr. Catherine Black, who just so happens to be bipolar. She also has ... Read more

by Barbara Mizell, Thursday, May 15, 2014 7:00 am


The role of mothers in our lives

As the old adage goes, “the hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world.” Maybe not literally, but figuratively speaking. Read more

by Barbara Mizell, Thursday, May 8, 2014 7:00 am

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