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Community Calendar for the week of September 16, 2012

Posted 9/15/2012 in Entertainment

 

CAC announces ambitious 'Celebrate Mississippi' season

Posted 9/15/2012 in Entertainment

As far as the Columbus Arts Council is concerned, the visual and performing arts rock. And soar, and rhyme, and tell stories, cure the blues, stir the senses and even send a thrilling chill down the spine. The CAC hopes to do that, and more, with one of its most active fall and winter seasons yet.

 

Being beautiful: Keep skating, if only in your heart

Posted 9/15/2012 in Columns

The holidays are upon us, well, almost, and the splendor of the season begins for me at this time each year as it has since I was a child. The skating pond is a magical piece of Department 56, and as you might know by now, I am an avid collector of all things that fill my heart with the magic of Christmas.

 

{Nourish} Avoiding the grocery store = accidental pizza perfection

Posted 9/15/2012 in Columns

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. This is very true in the {Nourish} test kitchen.

Southern gardening: Ornamental peppers make a hot splash in landscapes

Posted 9/15/2012 in Columns

You may have heard me talk over the last couple of years about my interest in using ornamental peppers in Mississippi landscapes. That's because I am a true "chili head."

 

Local DAR chapters urge observance of Constitution Week

Posted 9/15/2012 in Community

The words are familiar. "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union ... "

 

Oktibbeha Heritage Museum to hold Scanning Day

Posted 9/15/2012 in Community

In an effort to help citizens preserve historically significant documents and photos, the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum is partnering with Mississippi State University to hold a Scanning Day Thursday, Sept. 20, at the museum.

 

Library grant will bring 'Civil War 150' programs

Posted 9/15/2012 in Community

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library has received a grant to host programs and speakers in 2013 in honor of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.

 

 

Military notes: Yeates graduates

Posted 9/15/2012 in Community

 

 

Military notes: Henderson graduates

Posted 9/15/2012 in Community

 

 

Birth: Liam David Both

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Birth: Emileigh Grace Bartley

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Vet School sponsors art contest for children

Posted 9/15/2012 in Community

Lights, camera, action! The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine is inviting children to submit artwork that showcases animals on the "silver screen."

 

The neighbors across the street: Students, nursing home residents make friends

Posted 9/15/2012 in Community

To most, it will look like a simple doorknob decoration. But to a group of wide-eyed kindergarten students and their brand new acquaintances, it's the start of something sweet.

Humanities Series opens with Constitution Day observance

Posted 9/15/2012 in Community

The 2012-2013 Mississippi State Institute for the Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series opens with a Constitution Day event Monday.

 

Smoked fish and why you should love it

Posted 9/12/2012 in Food

Several thousand years ago, people discovered that exposing fish to intense amounts of salt and smoke was a great way of preserving the catch for later.

 

An elegant luncheon takes on New Orleans style

Posted 9/12/2012 in Food

When a special Tennessee Williams Tribute luncheon called for Southern elegance with a New Orleans twist, Chef Marty Wages of Columbus was ready with ideas.

 

{Nourish} Looking back as 30 comes into view

Posted 9/8/2012 in Columns

Ryan turns the big 3-0 in a few days, which reminds me that I'll also be saying good-bye to my 20s in a few months. Seven to be exact. I'm not dreading it at all; in fact, I'm pretty excited. I've waited my entire life to be 30.

 

 

Adele Elliott: September songs

Posted 9/8/2012 in Columns

September is "Classical Music Month." Almost everyone is familiar with the quote "Music has charms to soothe the savage breast" (William Congreve; "The Mourning Bride"; 1697). But, even for those who are not so "savage," music of any sort can be magic and medicinal.

 

 

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