Archive for June, 2008

Jun 27 2008

Syble’s Salsa


submitted to Great Outdoor Blessings by Mrs. Syble Woods of Columbus, MS

17 large ripe tomatoes peeled & Chopped(about 8 cups)

4 large sweet onions chopped(Texas sweet )( 4 cups)

4 large bell peppers chopped(4 cups)
4 oz garlic chopped

8-10 jalapeno peppers

1-1/2 cup white vingar

2 tablespoon canning salt

1-1/2 tablespoons cucmin

3or 4 cans tomato paste (this thickens the Salsa)

mix  in a large pot   except the tomato paste –  bring to a boil -stir to make sure not to stick- simmer for

about 30 min. add tomato paste to thicken . make sure all the paste is cooked into the salsa . put in perpared jars and seal- makes 6-8 pints

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Jun 25 2008

Lake Lowndes State Park Columbus, MS


Our six day visit to Lake Lowndes State Park eight miles southeast of Columbus, MS was a very pleasant surprise for us.  This park offers the most serene atmosphere for camping that we have visited in the Mississippi State Park system.  Immediately upon our arrival we noticed that the park was very quiet and peaceful.  The campground is very well kept and maintained.  Premium sites are right on the 150 acre Lake Lowndes.  The lake is stocked with bass, catfish, bream, and crappie.  The park is huge..they offer complete facilities for football, soccer, softball (3 or 4 fields), tennis, basketball, volleyball, and other organized sports. They even have an amphitheater.  The park is designed for family fun.

We also noticed how friendly the staff was to us.  Miss Julie is at the check-in gate and Mr. J.R. is the park ranger.  Both of them exceeded our expectation of kind and friendly service.  The park offers full hookups on their premium sites and receives local networks ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox very clearly.  We were very pleased with our stay and would recommend Lake Lowndes State Park to everyone.  We are sure planning on coming back.

GreatOutdoorBlessings star rating out of 5 ***** is a  5*****+ 

 Lake Lowndes State Park

3319 Lake Lowndes Road

Columbus, MS 39702


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Jun 15 2008

J.P. Coleman State Park, Iuka, MS (Pickwick Lake)



J.P. Coleman State Park is located 13 miles outside of Iuka, MS about six miles from the Tennessee state line at Pickwick Lake.  The campground and marina are located directly on Pickwick Lake.  The park offer a marina and a lodge but no restaurant for the lodge.  The park is perched on a rocky bluff overlooking the Tennessee River.  The park offers excellent swimming, skiing, and fishing for smallmouth bass.  Coleman has a swimming pool, cabins, boat storage, picnic areas, and plenty of rattlesnakes.  One little boy camping with his family was bitten by a “baby” rattler that had crawled into his tent.  We came across a 5-6 footer simply crossing one of the roads in the campground.

We camped on site #48.  The campground offers 50 amp service, water and sewer hookups.  Cell phone coverage was only fair.  I would suggest that you be careful when choosing a site.  Most all of the sites are not level.  Never choose #50.  It is so unlevel that even auto-leveling will not work properly.  I honestly think that site #49 is the very best.

GreatOutdoorBlessings star rating out of 5 ***** is a  4**** 


J.P. Coleman State Park

613 CR 321

Iuka, MS  38852

Phone 662-423-6515

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Jun 04 2008

“Behold the Lamb” & “How Great Thou Art” performed by David Phelps

Published by under Music and/or Video

Turn your speakers up and click here for “Behold the Lamb”:

Click here for “How Great Thou Art”

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Jun 02 2008

“The Don’t Quit Poem”

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Please click here after turning your speakers up for a “Great Outdoor Blessing”!

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