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North, South meet again at Table Talk

Posted 6/3/2011 in Entertainment

Elizabeth Heiskell, co-author of "Somebody Stole the Cornbread from My Dressing," is the featured speaker at the June 8 Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market Table Talk series.

 

 

Educators' workshop sets stage for Smithsonian exhibit

Posted 6/3/2011 in Community

Area teachers are in for hands-on enjoyment with a free June 18 workshop paving the way for "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music." The Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, to be hosted Oct. 28-Dec. 10 by the Columbus Arts Council (CAC) at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, will encompass an array of entertaining and educational events throughout the fall.

 

 

David Creel: Five rules for 'makeover' success

Posted 6/3/2011 in Columns

When I first became Mississippi's "makeover guy" some years ago through my weekly newspaper column, in a way I found my calling for the first time. Oh, I had worked with beautiful women in salons for a long time before and have been lucky to do so since, but the notion of helping a woman realize her fullest potential, helping her to feel as beautiful as she already is, now that's a real energizer for me!

 

Ecolab grants nearly $30,000 to local schools

Posted 6/3/2011 in Community

Ecolab/Microtek Medical granted $29,991 to Lowndes County School District and Columbus Municipal School District teachers who applied for the Vision for Learning Award for projects and materials to further the education of their students.

 

Sounds of Summer to fill air at Columbus Riverwalk

Posted 6/2/2011 in Entertainment

The cicadas are in full-throated chorus. Water sprinklers whisper a lazy tch-tch-tch. The evening air is filled with the laughter of children riding their bicycles and playing stick ball in the streets.

 

Tempting Thai: Family brings Thai cuisine to the Triangle

Posted 6/1/2011 in Food

In a Deep South more accustomed to fried chicken and buttered biscuits, most might not think Thai cuisine would find a ready audience. But that's what happened when Bann Thai opened its doors in Columbus in December 2010.

 

Shannon Bardwell: There once was a Prairie ...

Posted 5/31/2011 in Columns

"You couldn't pay me to live in the Prairie!" he said. Sam came home and recounted the conversation. "We live in the center of God's country, and he wouldn't live in the Prairie for anything. Can you believe that?"

 

Ask Rufus: Memorial Day and the legacy of Dr. William Sykes

Posted 5/28/2011 in Columns

The death of Dr. William E. Sykes and the love of his family played a major role in the origins of Memorial Day.

Joe MacGown's surreal world on display

Posted 5/27/2011 in Entertainment

An opening reception for an exhibition of surrealistic drawings and paintings by Starkville artist Joe MacGown will be held Thursday, June 2, from 5-7 p.m. in the Depot Gallery on the Mississippi State University campus, located above the Welcome Center in Barnes and Noble

 

June's tasty Table Talks: Cornbread, bees and sweet tea

Posted 5/27/2011 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market team up for their June Table Talk series Wednesday, June 1, at noon in the library meeting room, 314 7th St. N. Following up on their successful programming in 2010, the co-sponsors will again focus on food.

 

Blues tradition lives on in Freedom Creek Festival

Posted 5/27/2011 in Entertainment

When it comes to authentic blues, Freedom Creek Festival has delivered year after year. Started by bluesman Willie King in a rural field behind his home, this annual gathering of the faithful has continued in his honor in the two years since King's untimely death in 2009.

 

CONTACT Helpline needs you

Posted 5/27/2011 in Community

CONTACT, a United Way agency, is calling all ministers, advisers, counselors, emergency workers, mental health workers, teachers and others to participate. Executive Director Lindy Thomason also encourages stay-at-home moms, business professionals, even college students, to consider the training course.

 

 

Betty Stone: A personal milestone in a historical setting

Posted 5/27/2011 in Columns

I know. I know. No one, but no one, wants to hear about your trip. The thing is, sometimes that's all you know to talk -- or write -- about, and one of those times is now.

 

 

David Creel: Artistic braids equal summer fun

Posted 5/27/2011 in Columns

It seems the world is still in love with braids. My first introduction to braids came through my kindergarten friends, Renee and Kellie, with their braided pigtails secured on the ends by giant yarn ribbons. Next, and many moons later, it was another Kelli, my brother's girlfriend, whose braided hair would give my heart palpitations.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Rapt

Posted 5/27/2011 in Columns

If you are reading this, then I suppose you are probably still in this dimension, still breathing. Have you noticed anyone missing? Chris and I sat on our porch on "The" Saturday night waiting for something to happen. It seemed to me that traffic on our street was lighter than usual. So we called a few friends just to see if they were still here. All were.

 

A grant and green thumbs turn scrub dirt into a living classroom

Posted 5/27/2011 in Community

Waylon Kelly walks among the butterfly bushes (buddleja davidii, to the purist) intrigued by lance-like clusters of tiny purple flowers in the new butterfly and reading garden at his elementary school.

 

Ask Rufus: Turkish corners

Posted 5/21/2011 in Columns

When talking to people in the decorative arts field, I have been surprised at how little is known about Turkish corners.

 

 

Lowndes RSVP and Y team up for Health and Fitness Day

Posted 5/20/2011 in Community

On Wednesday, May 25, Lowndes County seniors will join an estimated 100,000 seniors across the nation to help promote active, healthy lifestyle through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care as part of National Senior Health & Fitness DayŽ. As an official host site, the Y and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Lowndes County will hold activities at the Columbus Riverwalk.

 

A pure equation: Math teacher shows his students that goals plus passion equals dreams realized

Posted 5/20/2011 in Community

There came a moment in one of Johnathan DuFour's math classes one day that every teacher experiences. That moment, when each wonders if anyone cares.

Roger Truesdale: Backwater, alligator and hoping them cats can swim

Posted 5/20/2011 in Columns

A friend of mine sent me an email Monday advising me not to waste my time making a trip to Rolling Fork. I had sent him one earlier in the day letting him know that I was going over to witness the historic crest of the Mississippi River. He reported that the levee was closed to all visitors and warned that even if I weren't shot on sight, I would end up in the county lock-up.

 

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