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April 22, 1996 - Filed Under: Family, Children and Parenting

By Jennifer Miller

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- All parents want what is best for their children. However, media reports of child care provider abuses make it difficult for many parents to trust someone.

Whether parents choose home-based, family, group or center-based child care, they need to learn how to look, listen and ask questions when seeking the best caregiver.

Dr. Louise Davis, extension child and family development specialist at Mississippi State University, said one of the most important qualities a caregiver should have is interest in the child.

April 8, 1996 - Filed Under: Family

By Bethany Waldrop Keiper

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- A spot or stain on a favorite piece of clothing can be one of the most frustrating sights in the world.

Fortunately, with the proper treatment, many stains can be removed, said Dr. Everlyn Johnson, extension clothing and textiles specialist at Mississippi State University.

To help consumers keep their clothing stain-free, Johnson provided suggestions taken from the stain removal guide published by the Cooperative Extension Service at MSU.

April 8, 1996 - Filed Under: Family

By Dawn R. Hanna

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- As spring cleaning gets into full swing, many Mississippians must decide what to do with boxes of discarded clothes -- plan a yard sale or find a second-hand clothing shop.

"Garage sales are a way of getting rid of things you no longer want, need or use," said Dr. Beverly Howell, extension family economics and management specialist at Mississippi State University. "They are also an excellent way of making extra cash, meeting new faces and just having fun."

January 29, 1996 - Filed Under: Family, Family Dynamics

By Dawn R. Hanna

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Traditionally when people think of Valentine's Day they think of hearts and flowers or chocolate candy. This year, try surprising your loved one with a special valentine gift made with love.

January 29, 1996 - Filed Under: Family, Food and Health

By Dawn R. Hanna

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- People tend to celebrate Valentine's Day with gifts to show love and affection. Choosing a healthy gift will make loved ones' smiles last longer.

Consider other valentine gift ideas besides sweets for your sweetheart.

"Sugar is an empty source of calories and does not provide nutrients that our bodies need," said Dr. Melissa Mixon, extension human nutrition specialist at Mississippi State University.

Mixon said moderation is the key when eating sweets on Valentine's Day.

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