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Shape up finances in the new year

Posted 12/29/2012 in Community

Another year will soon begin, and with it, people will make resolutions for financial fitness and better spending and saving habits.

 

 

MUW to host Mississippi Theatre Association's annual festival

Posted 12/29/2012 in Community

Mississippi University for Women will be center stage for the 2013 Mississippi Theatre Association's annual festival and convention set for Jan. 17-20.

 

 

A Stone's throw: Happy New Year

Posted 12/29/2012 in Columns

Well, it is that time of year again, time to make New Year's resolutions: lose weight (especially after all the holiday goodies,) stop smoking, get more exercise, control your temper, be more patient, smile more, read better books, whatever you think you need to do to make yourself a better, and perhaps happier, person.

 

 

Still smoking? Kick it this year

Posted 12/29/2012 in Community

This New Year's eve, millions of Americans will resolve to improve their health is by eliminating tobacco products, such as cigarettes and chewing tobacco, from their lives.

 

Southern gardening: Garden resolutions for a happy 2013

Posted 12/29/2012 in Columns

I have made it my tradition for the last couple of years to suggest some New Year's resolutions for the home gardener to consider. This year, I'm changing that up a bit by sharing some of my own garden resolutions for 2013. Maybe you will see yourself in some of what I resolve to do next year.

 

School news: Hardy graduates

Posted 12/29/2012 in Community

 

New Year's goodies: Columbus cook shares one of her go-to recipes for sweet bites

Posted 12/26/2012 in Food

Barbara Patterson never met a cookbook she didn't like. Her Columbus home has a big bookcase dedicated to them. "And she knows when we've messed with them," her daughter, Carol Boone, smiled. "When she goes to yard sales, she goes straight for the cookbooks -- the older the better.

 

Simple recipes for sensational entertaining

Posted 12/26/2012 in Food

When it comes to entertaining, I often find that the casual gatherings and impromptu parties outshine more elaborate affairs. I think it's the combination of a relaxed atmosphere and last minute inspiration.

 

Of droughts and foie gras angst -- the year in food

Posted 12/26/2012 in Food

Most Americans never will sip the watermelon margarita at Guy Fieri's behemoth Times Square restaurant, nor savor the chicken Alfredo at the Olive Garden in Grand Forks, N.D. Yet both eateries somehow shot to the top of the nation's culinary zeitgeist in 2012, for this was the year of the viral restaurant review, when the rants and raves of seasoned pros and naive octogenarians alike got superstar treatment on the world wide smorgasbord.

 

A warming -- and simple -- broccoli and pasta dish

Posted 12/26/2012 in Food

Whenever I have too little time and too few ingredients on hand -- or when I've been eating too much meat -- I cook up some broccoli pasta.

 

Holiday HUGS: Huggable figures for families of deployed airmen keep loved ones close

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

Sometimes you just need a little something to hang on to, especially at Christmas time. For the children and spouses of deployed airmen from Columbus Air Force Base, that tangible, squeezable something might be a HUG -- a Huggable Uniform Gift bearing the image of a loved one who is serving far from home this holiday

 

Adele Elliott: Peace on Earth

Posted 12/22/2012 in Columns

I wanted to write a silly column -- something slightly funny, something light. This is not an easy thing to do since our entire country is in mourning. However, there have been a few bright spots this week, perhaps leaning toward the inane, but maybe just what was needed.

 

Local group wins national honor with Smithville literacy project

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

A literacy project organized by the Lowndes County Republican Women has earned first place honors in the National Federation of Republican Women's Barbara Bush Literacy Program.

CONTACT reassurance clients warm up with calls and Christmas visits

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

Lula Hudson spent 30 years of her life taking care of other people. She nursed hospice patients for nine of those. The Columbus resident is now 82, and CONTACT Helpline reassurance callers are doing their small part to help take care of her.

 

Community Calendar for the week of December 23, 2012

Posted 12/22/2012 in Entertainment

 

Blues Trail scores more than half a million Google hits

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

This month, the Mississippi Blues Trail's Google Maps web page reached more than 500,000 visits. The map can be accessed from the home page of the Blues Trail as well as from each individual marker page.

 

Out and about for the week of December 23, 2012

Posted 12/22/2012 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.

 

 

School news: ICC honor roll

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

 

 

School news: EMCC graduation

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

 

 

School news: James listed in Who's Who

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

 

 

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