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Team spirit: For Relay for Life teams, it's more than just raising money -- it's personal

Posted 4/19/2014 in Community

For Carol Summerall, it's personal. And for Jean Bailey, Herod Granderson and Laura Brownlee. In fact, for the great majority of Relay for Life team members, the fight against cancer is personal.

'Pirates of Penzance' concludes Theatre MSU's 50th season

Posted 4/19/2014 in Entertainment

The final production of the 50th theatrical season of Mississippi State's communication department will open April 24. Two longtime MSU communication department faculty members will be honored on the same night.

 

Being Beautiful: Timeless love of mothers and sons, at Easter and always

Posted 4/19/2014 in Columns

As a little boy stepping on my mama's heels, holidays were the most exciting time. I had the kind of mama that moved Heaven and earth for her children, especially at Easter.

 

Columbus set to host state convention of garden clubs

Posted 4/19/2014 in Community

"Columbus, Where Ideas Take Flight"is the theme for the 85th Annual Convention of The Garden Clubs of Mississippi to be held in Columbus April 22-24.

Columbus volunteers earn recognition at state GIVE Awards

Posted 4/19/2014 in Community

When nominations opened for the 2014 Governor's Initiative for Volunteer Excellence -- or GIVE -- Awards earlier this year, Leslie Peel, director of the United Way Volunteer Columbus, was eager to seek recognition for some of the many "doers" in Lowndes County.

 

Adele Elliott: Book tour

Posted 4/19/2014 in Columns

Last week Chris and I immersed ourselves in a journey of literacy. Although we only traveled to nearby Starkville and Caledonia, our short excursions spanned generations, and introduced us to many smart people with a passion for reading.

 

Pugh's 'Something Bigger' is Table Talk topic

Posted 4/19/2014 in Community

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library welcomes Aberdeen native Caroline Buffington Pugh to its April 23 Table Talk presentation. The author will read from and discuss her debut novel "Something Bigger," a thriller/romance set in New York City and Washington, D.C.

 

Community Calendar for the week of April 20, 2014

Posted 4/19/2014 in Entertainment

 

 

Out and About for the week of April 20, 2014

Posted 4/19/2014 in Entertainment

The Golden Triangle is within easy traveling distance of some of the best entertainment in the South. Support arts and entertainment at home, and when you're on the road, these might pique your interest. Be aware that some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.

 

Spring dessert: A light, airy fruit pudding from America's past, with a first fruit of spring

Posted 4/16/2014 in Food

Snow pudding is a great old American recipe that dates back to pioneer days, back when resourceful home cooks hankering for a treat had to rely on whatever they had -- things like gelatin, lemons, sugar and eggs.

 

Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

Posted 4/16/2014 in Food

A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.

 

Start grilling season with the classic patty melt

Posted 4/16/2014 in Food

One of my favorite big city comfort foods is a staple of the diner scene -- the patty melt.

Walk away from this pulled pork to make it better

Posted 4/16/2014 in Food

Here was the problem: I needed dinner ready by 7:15 p.m. But I was going to be out of the house for the two hours before that.

Moving asparagus to the center of your plate

Posted 4/16/2014 in Food

Asparagus has been a delicious symbol of spring since at least as far back as the Greeks, who called it asparagos -- literally, "to spring up."

Easter egg nests get thumbs up

Posted 4/16/2014 in Food

Looking for a quick, easy treat for Easter? Let the kids help make these coconut cookies.

Quilts and codes: Folklore or fact, quilted messages of the Underground Railroad are project for local quiltmaker

Posted 4/12/2014 in Community

Did quilts serve as coded communication for escaping slaves navigating the Underground Railroad? The concept is debated among quilt and Railroad historians, but the idea -- as Bonnie Browning of the American Quilter's Society in Paducah, Ky., said to National Geographic News -- "makes a wonderful story."

 

A Stone's throw: Highland games

Posted 4/12/2014 in Columns

Once upon a time I attended some Highland games in Scotland.

 

Southern Gardening: Cold winter may provide surprises mixed with losses

Posted 4/12/2014 in Columns

This winter we have seen some mighty cold weather in our gardens and landscapes. As a result, we'll see damage to some landscape plants and we'll lose others. And with some plants, there will be surprises.

 

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