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MSU plant sale set for April 15-16

Posted 4/11/2011 in Community

The horticulture club at Mississippi State University will offer garden enthusiasts a wide variety of plants and educational seminars at their annual spring plant sale.

 

 

Roger Truesdale: One less shining star

Posted 4/11/2011 in Columns

Jobie Martin lost his life in a tragic automobile accident on Interstate 220 in Jackson a few weeks ago. He was 91. He was a broadcasting legend over where I grew up. I was one of his biggest fans.

 

 

Poetry is topic of Wednesday Table Talk

Posted 4/11/2011 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library continues its Table Talk series April 13 with a dual presentation by Tom and Emma Richardson. Dr. Tom Richardson, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Mississippi University for Women, will discuss various ideas about "what poetry is" by reading examples of "poems about poetry" and poems that experiment with language and the "look" of poems on the printed page.

 

 

David Creel: Pink is the color of spring

Posted 4/11/2011 in Columns

I have always loved pink. Secretly, of course, because little boys just did not express themselves with a feminine color like pink, but somewhere between eighth grade and high school yearbook camp, the '80s happened.

 

 

Johnson centennial plans announced

Posted 4/11/2011 in Entertainment

Bobby Rush, Honeyboy Edwards, Keb Mo and the Warren Haynes Band are set to join other musicians May 6-7 in Greenwood to mark the 100th anniversary of blues icon Robert Johnson's birth in Copiah County May 8, 1911.

 

Ask Rufus: A presidential visit to Columbus

Posted 4/9/2011 in Columns

Nov. 2, 1909, was to be a red letter day for Columbus. President William H. Taft was coming to town. He was to be accompanied by his Secretary of War, Hon. J. M. Dickinson, a Columbus native. (A few years later, Crawford native T. W. Gregory served as Woodrow Wilson's Attorney General.)

 

Rob Hardy: Moby Duck

Posted 4/6/2011 in Columns

The dazzling "Moby Dick" is not simply about whaling. Melville's grand and exhilarating volume is about good and evil, nature, the futility and magnificence of human endeavor, and literature itself, to list just a few subjects.

 

During Pilgrimage, a new 'Tales' tradition

Posted 4/6/2011 in Entertainment

Walking through Friendship Cemetery at night, the Tales from the Crypt student performers have an almost ghostly quality as they tell their tales. But this year, three of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students may also look a little familiar.

Tour of Kitchens: Girlchoir's annual event features kitchens of distinctive style

Posted 4/6/2011 in Food

Three kitchens that hit the right notes will be open Saturday in support of the Columbus Girlchoir and its 57 members.

Community involvement distinguishes JA Charity Ball honorees

Posted 4/2/2011 in Community

At its 61st annual Charity Ball Saturday, Junior Auxiliary of Columbus announced the 2011 Ball king and queen and celebrated community service.

 

Adele Elliott: Pilgrim's progress

Posted 4/2/2011 in Columns

History is rich with stories of pilgrims. Sometimes they are fleeing religious persecution. They may be traveling toward Mecca, the shrine of a special saint, or even a battlefield.

 

 

Betty Stone: A puzzling encounter

Posted 4/2/2011 in Columns

Snow was piled to the tops of doors, even to the eaves of some houses. Residents had had to cut corridors through the drifts to get out to the street.

 

 

UMM brings Big Daddy Weave concert to Triangle audience

Posted 4/2/2011 in Entertainment

"In times like these, it's so easy to lose perspective, to get our eyes on everything that seems to be falling apart," said Mike Weaver, lead singer of Big Daddy Weave, the contemporary Christian band that will perform at Rent Auditorium in Columbus April 10.

 

 

Local volunteer selected for ACS Training Team

Posted 4/2/2011 in Community

Mott Ellis was recently selected to serve on the Mid-South Division Relay For Life Training Team. This group of volunteers provides training to Relay For Life volunteers across the six state division.

 

 

Columbus native's debut novel is locally inspired

Posted 4/2/2011 in Community

Lynne Bryant makes her home in Colorado now, but it's the author's deeply-entrenched Mississippi roots that inspired her first novel, "Catfish Alley," just released by Penguin/NAL Accent. What better time than Columbus' Spring Pilgrimage to return to where it all began and introduce her characters to her hometown?

 

 

Friends of Library get poetic about April Table Talk series

Posted 4/2/2011 in Community

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will launch its April Table Talk series on Wednesday, April 6, at noon in the library meeting room, 314 Seventh St. N. As a salute to National Poetry Month, the Table Talks will focus on the oldest of literary art forms -- the poem.

 

 

David Creel: Easy tips for a more youthful you

Posted 4/2/2011 in Columns

Spring is well underway, and the bright yellow rays of the daffodils' smiles have popped up everywhere with the magnificent rainbow of azalea blossoms competing for the attention.

 

Columbus Pilgrimage home tours give visitors new perspective

Posted 3/31/2011 in Entertainment

You're never too old for a field trip -- it just has to be the right kind of trip. That's what the 31 mostly middle- to older-age members of the non-credit antiques class at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., decided.

Spring salads: April's arrival heralds fresh ingredients, awakening farmers' markets

Posted 3/30/2011 in Food

Granted, there's still a nip in the nightly air, but as April makes her entrance, the season's first produce is beginning to make its debut. Savvy shoppers in the Golden Triangle will soon be heading to farmers' markets for the freshest and most nutrient-rich vegetables and fruits.

'Generation Kill' author to speak Thursday at MUW

Posted 3/30/2011 in Entertainment

The Gordy Honors College Forum Series will host Rudy Reyes Thursday at 6 p.m. in Nissan Auditorium in Parkinson Hall on the campus of Mississippi University for Women.

 

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