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Cooking with crawfish: There's more than one way to enjoy mudbug season

Posted 3/22/2017 in Food

Crawfish season is one sure sign of spring. Banners go up on restaurants, and parties start moving outside where guests can pile up their plates with the "little lobsters."

Nan Pizza is a fun way to enjoy the flavors of India

Posted 3/22/2017 in Food

This nan pizza is a fun way to eat the flavors of India in America's favorite food.

Black beans and mango combine in a delicious, filling salad

Posted 3/22/2017 in Food

Canned beans are fantastic convenience food. For a little over a buck, you can stock your pantry with a shelf-stable protein source that works in main dishes or in side dishes.

Greek style roasted lemon potatoes are a delicious side dish

Posted 3/22/2017 in Food

With two big feast days looming -- Easter and Passover -- I thought I'd offer up a simple but delicious side dish.

Kickoff party, Catfish in the Alley highlight opening of 77th Spring Pilgrimage

Posted 3/18/2017 in Entertainment

Live music and famously Southern foods will be served up in the opening days of the 77th annual Columbus Spring Pilgrimage.

Cultural exchange: One Columbus resident found dollmaking offers glimpse into Japan's culture

Posted 3/18/2017 in Community

On Wednesday, in Washington, D.C., the National Cherry Blossom Festival began.

Gordy Forum series to feature work on Helen Keller

Posted 3/18/2017 in Community

On Thursday, March 23, as part of Mississippi University for Women's Homecoming celebration, the Forum Series hosted by the Gordy Honors College will feature poet Jeanie Thompson.

 

The W's Homecoming celebration set for upcoming weekend

Posted 3/18/2017 in Entertainment

Mississippi University for Women invites alumni, friends and guests to a weekend filled with entertainment and activities for Homecoming festivities Thursday through Sunday, March 23-26.

 

Area student places in state Youth of the Year contest

Posted 3/18/2017 in Community

Jadyn Bowen, a member of the Boys & Girls Club of the Golden Triangle, recently garnered second winner up as Youth of the Year in the club's state competition.

 

Symphony concert Saturday will proclaim 'Spring is in the Air'

Posted 3/18/2017 in Entertainment

The Starkville-MSU Symphony, under the direction of Barry E. Kopetz, will be in concert Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Bettersworth Auditorium in Lee Hall on the campus of Mississippi State University.

 

 

Area musicians invited to join singer/songwriter contest

Posted 3/18/2017 in Entertainment

The Cotton District Arts Festival in Starkville is looking for 2017's best local musicians.

 

MSU band staff presents U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus concert

Posted 3/18/2017 in Entertainment

Known for its long tradition of free public performances, the United States Army Field Band's Concert Band and Soldiers' Chorus will present a Tuesday, March 28 evening concert at Mississippi State University.

Former Truman Presidential Library director to headline lecture series

Posted 3/18/2017 in Entertainment

A former director of the Harry S Truman Presidential Library will be the keynote speaker at the 15th annual John F. and Jeanne A. Marszalek Speaker Series, which will take place Wednesday, March 22 at 2 p.m. in Mitchell Memorial Library's Grisham Room on the Mississippi State University campus.

 

Out There for the week of March 19, 2017

Posted 3/18/2017 in Entertainment

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of March 19, 2017

Posted 3/18/2017 in Entertainment

 

 

Being Beautiful: Spreading sparkles from china cabinets to petting zoos

Posted 3/18/2017 in Columns

I was just a little boy with his mama, and we had driven up Dykes Chapel Road to Miss Jessy Jean's house, Perry County's own petting zoo, because she had at least one of every living thing created by God and known to man.

 

Southern Gardening: Unusual lichen do not damage plant hosts

Posted 3/18/2017 in Columns

Spring is always a busy time in my garden and landscape, as I'm sure it is in yours.

Anne's Kitchen: Gadgets, grease and ramblings from Anne

Posted 3/15/2017 in Food

After my last column about kitchen gadgets I've taken a second to think about each utensil I pick up.

Lamb chops with mint herb sauce is tasty St. Pat's dish

Posted 3/15/2017 in Food

St. Patrick's Day, aka the Feast of St. Patrick, is devoted not only to "the wearing o' the green," but the eating of the green.

Beef tenderloin gets a festive remake

Posted 3/15/2017 in Food

As much as I love prime rib, beef tenderloin is much easier to prepare, easier to carve and the leftovers are good cold.

 

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