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Being Beautiful: Getting frostbitten and sunburned on the same day

Posted 3/1/2014 in Columns

The pansies are fading away. The daffodils are almost in full bloom. This could only be a sign that winter is on the way out, making way for spring.

 

 

Local Landscapes: A time of renewal: pruning shrubs

Posted 3/1/2014 in Columns

As warmer weather fills the air, calls are pouring into county Extension offices with anxious gardeners who are ready to work. Whether it is pruning plants, spraying and pulling weeds, or just cleaning up the landscape, they are ready to begin.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Laissez les bons temps rouler

Posted 3/1/2014 in Columns

Tuesday, March 4, will be an ordinary day almost every place in the world -- except in New Orleans.

 

Gordy Series welcomes Kittredge, on women in sports

Posted 3/1/2014 in Entertainment

On Thursday, March 6 the Gordy Honors College at Mississippi University for Women welcomes Dr. Katherine Kittredge to its Forum Series. The series continues its focus on sports with Dr. Kittredge's presentation "My So-called Sporting Life; What Women can Gain (and Lose) from Playing Sports."

 

Biloxi-filmed 'Ask This Old House' airs

Posted 3/1/2014 in Entertainment

A segment of "Ask This Old House" that was filmed in Biloxi premiered Feb. 28 and airs this week. The show demonstrates how to install a high tunnel to extend the growing season of backyard gardens.

 

 

A Stone's throw: Off to the ASF

Posted 3/1/2014 in Columns

As I closed my overnight case and took it to the car, I kept thinking to myself, "This should be interesting, but I really cannot think there could be anything entertaining about the Mississippi River flood of 1927."

 

 

Have you taken the pledge to become a Mississippi Saver?

Posted 3/1/2014 in Community

Mississippi Saves launched its first America Saves Week campaign Monday to promote financial responsibility throughout the nation.

 

'Rivers' prequel to be issued by Simon & Schuster

Posted 3/1/2014 in Community

Widely praised by readers and critics, Michael Farris Smith's debut novel, "Rivers," will continue its story of a hurricane-ravaged Mississippi with a prequel, also to be published by Simon & Schuster.

MSMS student wins DAR honor

Posted 3/1/2014 in Community

Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science senior Mamadou Fadiga, representing the Bernard Romans DAR Chapter in Columbus, was awarded a top honor Feb. 14 in Jackson.

Lowndes 4-H youth brings home awards

Posted 3/1/2014 in Community

Lowndes County 4-H youth Lauren Revel competed at the Northeast District and Dixie National Livestock Shows in Verona Jan. 24-25 and the Dixie National Junior Roundup in Jackson Feb. 5.

 

Out and About for the week of March 2, 2014

Posted 3/1/2014 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 March 2, 2014

Posted 3/1/2014 in Entertainment

 

 

School news: Heritage Academy Honor Roll & Academy Honors Report

Posted 3/1/2014 in Community

 

 

School news: Fairview Elementary Honor Roll

Posted 3/1/2014 in Community

 

King cake: An area cook gives Mardi Gras the 'royal' treatment

Posted 2/26/2014 in Food

Growing up in Texas, Marina Loper's family made many a king cake, but it's not what you think. Those pastries had nothing to do with Mardi Gras; they were cakes the Hispanic community topped with dried fruits and served at Twelfth Night, commemorating the wise men -- the kings -- arriving to honor the baby Jesus.

The W's theatre department to present comedy 'Blithe Spirit'

Posted 2/26/2014 in Entertainment

Mississippi University for Women's Department of Theatre will present "Blithe Spirit: An Improbable Farce in Three Acts" by Noel Coward Thursday, Feb. 27 through Saturday, March 1 in the Cromwell Theatre on campus.

Making Mardi Gras taste a little more like home

Posted 2/26/2014 in Food

The sad fact of the matter is, most of us won't make it to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. But that's no reason to forsake some of the city's classic cuisine.

 

Not your typical junk food

Posted 2/26/2014 in Food

Candy bars. Chips. Fast food. Some junk foods are easy to identify, but other seemingly healthy foods may not be so healthy after all.

 

Smoked fish lends big flavor to a light soup

Posted 2/26/2014 in Food

With St. Patrick's Day nearly upon us, our minds often turn to corned beef and cabbage.

'Small-time' farming: Did you know? Small farm toys are a big deal

Posted 2/22/2014 in Community

Growing up in Webster County, Mitch Sisson wore more than the knees of his britches out pushing toy tractors around. He wore the tractors out, too. Decades later, he's still playing with farm toys -- and he's not the only one.

 

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