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Betty Stone: Count your basic blessings

Posted 11/28/2010 in Columns

Thanksgiving. It is that special time of year when, since the early days of this nation, people have given thanks for the harvests that would feed them through the non-productive winter months. Of course, it was not official until Sara Hale, editor of "Godey's Ladies Book," persuaded President Abraham Lincoln to declare and designate a national Thanksgiving Day.

 

 

Local archives works with MUW history students

Posted 11/28/2010 in Entertainment

The Billups-Garth Archives at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library recently finished working with two history classes from Mississippi University for Women on their research projects.

 

 

David Creel: Lightening up the 'tween' years?

Posted 11/28/2010 in Columns

A current conversation beginning in carpool lines and spilling over into fifth-grade homework time is less about long division and more about hair color. Yes, it's true, young ladies are living in the shadows of highlighted older sisters, moms and grandmothers, so naturally the topic comes up.

 

 

Happy Irby family to lead Columbus parade

Posted 11/28/2010 in Entertainment

The Christmas Parade for the City of Columbus is being planned by numerous volunteers, participants and Main Street Columbus. This year's parade will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, and will follow a set route throughout downtown.

 

Ask Rufus: Playing ball, 181 years ago

Posted 11/27/2010 in Columns

Ball games have been a part of Native American culture since prehistoric times. Early French missionaries among the Choctaw found them playing a form of stickball in 1729. Stickball in various forms was popular among almost all Indians in eastern North America. It was from stickball that the modern game of lacrosse evolved.

Floating museums: Replicas of Christopher Columbus' ships docked at local marina

Posted 11/23/2010 in Entertainment

Christopher Columbus sailed 25,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World on a 65-foot ship, accompanied by nearly 30 other sailors. With little space, food stored in the gunnels and livestock kept below, sailors slept on deck and got to know each other very well.

 

Shannon Bardwell: Wishing for chickens

Posted 11/22/2010 in Columns

Lenora, my Prairie neighbor, asked if I could take care of their animals while she and her family ventured north in search of respite. I quickly agreed, only to find out this meant feeding horses, cats, a dog, rabbits and chickens.

 

Marathon mania: Area runners revel in taking on the New York City Marathon

Posted 11/21/2010 in Entertainment

"Maybe we're certifiable, I don't know," laughs Bonnie Partridge. The "we" the irrepressible 64-year-old retired dance instructor refers to are the area runners who take on long distance-racing's Mount Everests -- the marathons. Twenty-six miles and 385 yards of challenge.

 

Moser to discuss Nobel Prize winner's work

Posted 11/21/2010 in Entertainment

A Nov. 29 event sponsored by Mississippi State University's Institute for the Humanities will feature a lecture by foreign languages professor Keith Moser on the work of 2008 Nobel Prize winner in literature, J.M.G. Le Clezio.

 

Delicate preservation work continues at Lee Home

Posted 11/21/2010 in Entertainment

Proceeds from the annual Lee Home Country Store Bake Sale -- set for Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon -- benefit the home and its local history museum right away. Jessica Shull is taking a longer view of some of the museum's holdings, especially its dresses and uniforms.

 

Jazz stand-out highlights Criss Christmas concert

Posted 11/21/2010 in Entertainment

Acclaimed jazz trombonist extraordinaire Wycliffe Gordon will be the featured artist Nov. 30 in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium during the Criss Christmas Concert, a performance of Mississippi State's annual Lyceum Series.

 

 

Adele Elliott: A familiar ring

Posted 11/21/2010 in Columns

Prince William of England has finally proposed to his longtime love, Kate Middleton. This is big news all over the world.

 

 

Toastmasters Club chartered on W campus

Posted 11/21/2010 in Entertainment

Mississippi University for Women sophomore Terence Nicholson, a native of West Point, has founded the Stand up-Speak up Toastmasters Club on campus.

 

 

Market Street Festival tapped as Top 20 Event by Tourism Society

Posted 11/21/2010 in Entertainment

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Southeast Tourism Society has named Columbus' Market Street Festival as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast for May 2011. This is the 12th consecutive year the festival has received the prestigious honor.

 

 

First Egg Ball on game's eve benefits KIDS COUNT

Posted 11/21/2010 in Entertainment

Those who want to make a tradition out of helping the state's children can begin Nov. 26 at the first Mississippi KIDS COUNT Egg Ball.

 

Sweet harvest: Country Store Bake Sale celebrates 50 years of tradition, preservation

Posted 11/17/2010 in Food

For 50 delicious Novembers, the annual Country Store Bake Sale has helped fill Thanksgiving tables to overflowing with some of the tastiest homemade cakes, pies, candies, cookies, cheese straws and other goodies this side of the Mississippi River.

Painted paradise: Bob Nolan's 'rainforest' is going to the birds

Posted 11/13/2010 in Entertainment

When Bob Nolan asks his current "clients" how they like the paint job he's doing, and gets a chorus of squawks in response, he takes it as a compliment.

 

Adele Elliott: A touching tale

Posted 11/13/2010 in Columns

Most of us think we know the rules. At a very young age we learned to always say "please" and "thank you," wash our hands and share our toys. Sometimes the rules can be confusing. Our mothers taught us to be polite, but never speak to strangers.

 

Lowndes Library to host second annual Festival of Trees

Posted 11/13/2010 in Entertainment

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library invites all county businesses, organizations, clubs, industries, schools and individuals to participate in the second annual Festival of Trees event.

 

CAC and GTRA to host gala for NYC raffle

Posted 11/13/2010 in Entertainment

Prepare for the drum roll. The Columbus Arts Council and Golden Triangle Regional Airport will host a gala at the airport Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. to draw for a luxury trip for two to New York City.

 

 

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