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'Lest we forget': Preserving the memories -- Lowndes County serves the nation

Posted 5/28/2016 in Community

Never straighten a picture hanging lopsided on the wall, or put right a crooked lampshade. It might cost your life. A.J. Price, 94, still remembers that caution about booby-traps to soldiers tasked with search or evacuation of houses near the front lines. It was World War II, and he was serving in the 63rd Infantry Division. He was "one of the lucky ones" who made it back home, he says. Too many did not.

Dunkelberg takes to the fiddle for upcoming show

Posted 5/28/2016 in Entertainment

Aidan Dunkelberg of Columbus was only 4 years old when he first picked up the violin and began training with the Suzuki Strings program. Eleven years later, he is preparing for a solo showcase in his hometown.

Sounds of Summer set for June 9 kickoff

Posted 5/28/2016 in Entertainment

Sounds of Summer will soon return to downtown Columbus.

 

Community Calendar for the week of May 29, 2016

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Out and About for the week of May 29, 2016

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Being Beautiful: Like a child in a candy store

Posted 5/28/2016 in Columns

My favorite book when I was a little boy had to be "Coco's Candy Shop." I traveled across the colorful pages with Coco and friends as we all learned valuable life lessons.

 

 

A Stone's Throw: Give them a hand

Posted 5/28/2016 in Columns

Along with my Mothers' Day gift, my daughter Nora Frances gave me a card that spelled out "I Love You" in sign language, the kind where the hand shapes the signs for letters. I knew immediately that it was not an idle choice, but one that had special meaning among our family stories.

 

Southern Gardening: Annual pentas are choice summer blooming plants

Posted 5/28/2016 in Columns

Pentas are among the best annual summer color plants we can grow in Mississippi gardens and landscapes. Besides providing great color for us to enjoy, pentas are magnets for butterflies and hummingbirds because they are rich sources of nectar.

 

Daughter and father artists exhibit across country

Posted 5/28/2016 in Community

Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University alumna Dr. Selena Nawrocki has won a Special Merit Award for her artwork in the Sixth Annual CityScapes Art Competition, Light Space and Time Online Gallery.

 

 

School news: Area students named Orientation Leaders

Posted 5/28/2016 in Community

 

 

School news: New Hope Elementary Honor Roll

Posted 5/28/2016 in Community

 

 

Civic involvement keeps seniors active, healthy

Posted 5/28/2016 in Community

Many people view senior adulthood as a time to slow down and relax, but too much free time can lead to unhappiness.

 

Extension Service to offer June 'Quick Bites'

Posted 5/28/2016 in Community

School may be out, but there is plenty to learn this summer with the Mississippi State University Extension Service Quick Bites programs.

 

Military brief: Silver Star Community Service Award

Posted 5/28/2016 in Community

 

Anne's Kitchen: Puree and freeze berries to savor for months to come

Posted 5/25/2016 in Food

Strawberry season seems so short in Mississippi. A warm spring is here and then, poof, it's too hot for the luscious red berries.

Potato salad, with a South Indian twist

Posted 5/25/2016 in Food

Picnicking has long been a tradition for my family, generations ago on the shores of the Arabian Sea, then on the banks of Nile.

A summer spin on the grilled cheese sandwich

Posted 5/25/2016 in Food

Several weeks ago when we rolled out the grill for the first time of the season, there was much joy. What to grill first? Ribs? Burgers? Pizza? So many choices.

 

Grilled vegetables put a new spin on shrimp salad

Posted 5/25/2016 in Food

The all-grilled salad has become a staple in our house over the years - it's versatile, easy, has minimal cleanup, and of course, it's right up our healthy-eating alley.

 

Bring eggplant parmigiana into warm weather with the grill

Posted 5/25/2016 in Food

This little gem combines my love of grilling with my endless search for new summer vegetarian entrees.

Fried Twinkies are so old hat. Try bourbon-fried pound cake

Posted 5/25/2016 in Food

When we first encountered deep-fried, bourbon-soaked Twinkies, we were a little smitten. Until, that is, we realized we could do so much better.

 

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