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Adele Elliott: Christmas 'Carma'

Posted 12/5/2011 in Columns

Terrible things seem to occur in terrible weather. Monday was a night plucked from an Alfred Hitchcock film. Temperatures hovered in the mid-30s; an icy rain splattered the streets, and the too-early dark made Columbus feel like she was wearing a shroud.

 

 

David Creel: Face It: Santa's elves offer beauty tips

Posted 12/5/2011 in Columns

Santa is busy this holiday packing up the sleigh with bags of toys and gifts for all those on the "Nice" list. Sometimes I wonder how the jolly ole fellow gets it all done in the nick of time. Well, he has all of his little elves, Mrs. Claus, and even Rudolph to help him pull off Christmas without a hitch, so I thought I would round up a few beauty elves of my own for some tips on adding sparkle to the holiday face. Sit up, pay attention, and listen to the pros from some of your favorite brands

 

Christmas from the heart: Grassroots outreach plans to feed 5,000

Posted 11/30/2011 in Food

"This started out in 2007 with, 'Hey, can you cook a ham? Can you make some green beans?' and now this," smiled Liz Robinson, her eyes bright with excitement. "We started out with 100 kids and their families, and now we're feeding 5,000 people!"

Bazaar vendors expect big sales

Posted 11/30/2011 in Community

STARKVILLE -- Shoppers, keep swiping cards and passing bills. Following positive retail reports on Black Friday and during the Thanksgiving weekend, area vendors are hopeful the trend will continue during the 39th Annual Starkville Holiday Bazaar today and Thursday at the Starkville Sportsplex. The bazaar is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Admission is free.

Items in '12 Days of Christmas' now top $100K

Posted 11/28/2011 in Community

The price of partridges, pear trees and turtle doves has spiked, pushing the cost of every item mentioned in the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" above $100,000 for the first time.

 

Adele Elliott: Occupation

Posted 11/26/2011 in Columns

We have heard much about the "Occupy" movement. It began with "Occupy Wall Street" and spread across the country. (There is even a demonstration in Canada.) I am not going to waste my valuable soapbox space to list them all. However, this is primarily an American phenomenon.

 

 

The Y rings in the season with Mr. and Mrs. Claus

Posted 11/26/2011 in Community

'Tis the season. And he's always jolly. St. Nick will make his annual appearance at the downtown Columbus Y on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon. Mrs. Claus also will be on hand.

 

Rufus Ward: Annus mirabilis 1811

Posted 11/26/2011 in Columns

Annus mirabilis is Latin for "year of wonders." It is most recognized as the title of a poem by John Dryden about the miraculous year of 1666. However, there was also such a memorable year in the history of Mississippi. It was the year 1811.

 

David Creel: From stocking stuffers to divinity candy

Posted 11/26/2011 in Columns

The mantles in my home are already adorned with holiday garlands, festive ribbons spilling from underneath branches of twinkling little lights and the Christmas trees dressing up most rooms with fa-la-la. I love the holidays for many reasons, but mostly for the gifts both large and small that I can give to those I adore. Since I trust you can all keep a secret, I will share some splendid things on my shopping list this season.

 

 

Radiothon to benefit children of Haiti

Posted 11/26/2011 in Community

Most of us take peanut butter for granted, but did you know one jar can provide the protein a Haitian child needs for an entire month?

 

 

Final plans underway for First Baptist's 'First Christmas'

Posted 11/26/2011 in Community

The thud of a carpenter's hammer and whir of the potter's wheel will meld with other sights, sounds and smells of a re-created Bethlehem village Dec. 2-4, when First Baptist Church in Columbus presents its annual First Christmas each evening from 6-8 p.m.

 

Gutter Busters: This bowling league scores big, in more ways than one

Posted 11/26/2011 in Community

Penny Burchfield walks to the line and sizes up her task, undistracted by the low, rumbling symphony of bowling balls and staccato knock of falling pins all around her. Cheers and high fives break out from a nearby lane, and when Penny bowls a spare, she gets them, too.

 

Shannon Bardwell: You da man

Posted 11/25/2011 in Columns

There is a man, who moves fast, but talks slow; who gives much but takes little, a man whose dreams are so small that to most people, they are huge. The man meets a woman alone and afraid.

 

'Road to Bluegrass' showcases Opry alumni Nov. 25

Posted 11/19/2011 in Entertainment

When Thanksgiving's feast is settled, and kick-off for Egg Bowl is still hours away, a toe-tapping bluegrass show Friday night at the Rosenzweig Arts Center in Columbus will bring three Grand Ole Opry veterans to the stage in "The Road to Bluegrass."

 

David Creel: Beautiful class is in session

Posted 11/19/2011 in Columns

Recently I held a workshop at my salon for two days, kicking off the holiday season, and I learned a few things in the process. Now, I'm no stranger to teaching small audiences everything I know, from lipsticks to lightening hair. The salon was adorned with all the glittery things you would expect, from twinkling white trees to snow globes, as the holidays were our theme for a sparkling weekend of fun.

 

Ring in the season: For some Salvation Army bell ringers, it's all in the family

Posted 11/19/2011 in Community

On Thanksgiving morning 2010, Max, Cameron and Carrington Davis woke up with something a bit different on their minds than most children. They looked forward to the holiday with family, of course, but there was something else.

 

New microfilm machine enhances library services

Posted 11/19/2011 in Community

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library can now offer its patrons a new microfilm machine that boasts modern conveniences. The Canon Microfilm Scanner 300 II is connected to a computer that allows users to scan documents from the microfilm machine onto the desktop PC and either save the images to a flash drive or email them to another computer at no cost to the researcher.

 

 

Area artists included in Mississippi Invitational exhibit

Posted 11/19/2011 in Community

Three area artists are among the 13 selected by The Mississippi Museum of Art for inclusion in the 2011 Mississippi Invitational biennial exhibition now open.

 

 

Library invites community to decorate trees

Posted 11/18/2011 in Community

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System invites clubs, businesses, organizations and individuals to decorate a tree for the Columbus Library Annual Festival of Trees. The trees will be seen by hundreds of library visitors during the month of December.

 

 

'Strings for Food' offers guitar services for food bank donations

Posted 11/18/2011 in Community

With the help of a philanthropic Golden Triangle, a Strings for Food drive hosted by Backstage Music in Starkville Saturday hopes to collect more than 1,500 pounds of non-perishable food items to boost area food banks for the holidays. And, in this case, giving back may never have sounded so good.

 

 

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