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Wesley chapel renovation to get a boost from breakfast

Posted 2/22/2014 in Community

For Mississippi University for Women students away from families and home churches, the Wesley Foundation offers an oasis of spiritual support and fellowship.

 

Vet camp applications are being accepted

Posted 2/22/2014 in Community

Youth with an interest in animals and veterinary medicine are invited to apply for a camp offered by Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

 

Healthy duck? For Mardi Gras, we make it possible

Posted 2/19/2014 in Food

With Mardi Gras looming, I thought it might be fun to cook up some New Orleans-styled goodies featuring duck, andouille sausage and Creole seasoning. These rich ingredients are typical of the fare from this town that knows how to party -- an instinct that goes into overdrive during Mardi Gras.

 

U.S. olive oil pushing government to test imported oils

Posted 2/19/2014 in Food

 

 

Military nears holy grail: Pizza that lasts years

Posted 2/19/2014 in Food

They call it the holy grail of ready-to-eat meals for soldiers -- a pizza that can stay on the shelf for up to three years and still remain good to eat.

 

An intense, yet effortless garlic sauce pasta

Posted 2/19/2014 in Food

The goal was simple -- the most intense garlic pasta I could muster.

Teriyaki chicken wraps for an easy Oscar party

Posted 2/19/2014 in Food

Whether you'll be hosting a crowd or watching solo, Oscar night calls for dinner with a bit of panache.

No need for a party to have shrimp cocktail

Posted 2/19/2014 in Food

My favorite thing about fancy parties? They almost always include a shrimp cocktail appetizer -- platters of giant, plump shrimp just waiting to be dunked into a piquant cocktail sauce.

 

School news: Lamar County High School First Semester Honor Roll

Posted 2/19/2014 in Community

 

At the movies: Step into the world of independent film as 'The Mag' continues a legacy

Posted 2/17/2014 in Entertainment

As a child, Laura Leigh Hicks was afraid of storms. Now 17, she's past that. But the teenager from Steens used the memory as a springboard for creating a short animated film about a little worm who learned to be brave. Inspiration, after all, usually comes from a personal place.

 

Table Talk series continues Wednesday

Posted 2/15/2014 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library continues its Table Talk series on Wednesday, Feb. 19, with a presentation by Dispatch columnist and author Adele Elliott.

 

 

Out and About for the week of February 16, 2014

Posted 2/15/2014 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.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of February 16, 2014

Posted 2/15/2014 in Entertainment

 

An 'enchanted' journey awaits families in 'Aladdin' and other tales

Posted 2/15/2014 in Entertainment

Families are invited to join the storytelling heroine Scheherazade and her cast of remarkable characters Thursday, Feb. 20 at Rent Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus in Columbus.

Minter to lead women's conference in Starkville

Posted 2/15/2014 in Entertainment

Author, speaker, recording artist and worship leader Kelly Minter of Nashville, Tenn., will lead a Kelly Minter Women's Conference, "No Other Gods: Confronting Our Modern-Day Idols," at First Baptist Church in Starkville Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22.

Southern Gardening: Medallion winners include flower, fruit and vegetable

Posted 2/15/2014 in Columns

While American athletes are headed for the winner's podium at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, a flowering perennial, a vegetable and a fruit made the podium as 2014 Mississippi Medallion winners. These are going to be some outstanding plants for our Mississippi gardens.

 

Adele Elliott: Bad news

Posted 2/15/2014 in Columns

The press must be overwhelmingly happy these days. There is a mountain of bad news.

 

 

A Stone's throw: Sparkle gone

Posted 2/15/2014 in Columns

Some of the sparkle went out of the world this past week with the death of Sylvia Higginbotham.

 

Being Beautiful: The Oscar-worthy makeover goes to ... you?

Posted 2/15/2014 in Columns

Women of all ages are falling in love with one of the year's most daring trends: short hair.

MUWAA announces alumni award recipients

Posted 2/15/2014 in Community

Four deserving individuals have been recognized for contributions to their respective career fields and Mississippi University for Women by the MUW Alumni Association.

 

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