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Being Beautiful: In praise of the versatile sunflower

Posted 6/21/2014 in Columns

One of the many things my mama and I did to pass the days of my childhood was to meticulously pry open sunflower seeds, licking the salt off the shell first, more often than not sitting side-by-side on her porch swing.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Summer slump

Posted 6/21/2014 in Columns

Summer is a magical time for children. They get a vacation from school that seems almost endless. There is nothing to do except have fun. What a luxury it must be to find infinite ways of amusing themselves.

 

Shop Crawford's yard sale: build a town pavilion

Posted 6/21/2014 in Community

The Town of Crawford has a goal in mind -- a pretty big one -- and its citizens could use the help of surrounding communities this Saturday to accomplish it.

 

Out and About for the week of June 22, 2014

Posted 6/21/2014 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: some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of June 22, 2014

Posted 6/21/2014 in Entertainment

 

 

Military brief: Grace deployed

Posted 6/21/2014 in Community

 

Former Columbus teacher returns for book signing Saturday

Posted 6/21/2014 in Community

When Carroll and Mark Uithoven began traveling from Columbus to Dauphin Island, Alabama, for the occasional getaway years ago, Carroll could not have foreseen that the small, picturesque barrier island in Mobile Bay would become her home one day, or that she would pen a book about it.

New MSU artist-in-residence capturing beauty of Refuge

Posted 6/21/2014 in Community

Seeking to better connect with the area's natural environment, Mississippi State's newest artist-in-residence is on a month-long visit at the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge.

Savory & Sweet swaps: Table Talk hosts a neighborly recipe swap and indoor picnic June 25

Posted 6/18/2014 in Food

Let's confess. It can be boring cooking the same old thing time after time. We could use some inspiration.

Eat with Contact Helpline Saturday -- help keep the phones ringing

Posted 6/18/2014 in Community

Contact Helpline presents its annual catfish (and pulled pork and grilled chicken) fundraiser June 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Kroger parking lot on Highway 45 North in Columbus.

 

Market Fresh: In a pickle

Posted 6/18/2014 in Food

For the month of June the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market teamed with the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Library to present Table Talks with a food theme.

 

Ask Rufus: The stories houses tell

Posted 6/14/2014 in Columns

Last week Karen and I attended the annual meeting of the Mississippi Heritage Trust in Tupelo. Our house, the Ole Homestead, received the 2014 Trudy Allen Award for residential restoration in Mississippi.

The Dad Zone: Three girls, one guy -- this single dad is making it all work

Posted 6/14/2014 in Community

With three beguiling females under his roof, Carmine Muscarella concedes he's outnumbered and, at times, outmaneuvered. But this single dad in Caledonia wouldn't trade the equation for anything.

Chef Currence on 'Pickles, Pigs and Whiskey' at Wednesday's Table Talk

Posted 6/14/2014 in Entertainment

Join the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market June 18 for a visit with Oxford-based chef John Currence as he discusses his first cookbook, "Pickles, Pigs and Whiskey."

Are you in this photo?

Posted 6/14/2014 in Community

This 1956-57 photo of Gladys Bush's kindergarten class in Columbus includes many members of what would become the R.E. Hunt Class of 1969.

Being Beautiful: Giving new meaning to 'hope springs eternal'

Posted 6/14/2014 in Columns

I knew three things with certainty moments after my four-o'clock flew into the salon sideways in a minivan.

Columbus hostess makes unique Tenn-Tom centerpiece

Posted 6/14/2014 in Community

When it comes to centerpieces, Joy Phillips knows how to make an impression. Instead of the usual floral arrangement for a reception in her home for the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority Board of Directors June 6, the Columbus hostess chose a more personalized approach.

 

MSU Lyceum Series announces event lineup

Posted 6/14/2014 in Entertainment

As previously announced, an Aug. 20 concert by country music legend Merle Haggard will kick off Mississippi State's 2014-15 Lyceum Series season in newly renovated Lee Hall.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of June 15, 2014

Posted 6/14/2014 in Entertainment

 

 

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