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Betty Stone: Hallowe'en hoopla

Posted 10/30/2010 in Columns

First off, let's get something straight: I celebrate Hallowe'en, but not because I am "in league with the devil." Actually, those of us who believe in Christ are in the unique position to laugh at death, not to fear its symbols. For us, it has already been defeated.

 

Handworks Bazaar to help usher in holidays

Posted 10/30/2010 in Entertainment

The sun may not have set on Halloween just yet, but organizers of the fifth annual Christmas Handworks Bazaar at First United Methodist Church in Starkville Nov. 5 have their minds on Christmas shopping.

 

Adele Elliott: Dialogue

Posted 10/30/2010 in Columns

I have a job answering phones at The Columbus/ Lowndes County Convention and Visitors Bureau. It's actually rather fun work, sometimes hectic, and often challenging. I make copious notes on events in the area and try to keep the details orderly and organized.

 

 

Get 'bowled over' by Empty Bowls Saturday

Posted 10/29/2010 in Entertainment

When ceramics instructor Al (Alisa) Holen, of Mississippi University for Women, set a goal of having 1,000 hand-crafted bowls made to sell at the Nov. 6 Empty Bowls fundraiser for hunger relief, she had confidence in the university and the community at large. And they came through.

 

No tricks needed: Try these Halloween treats for a howlin' good time

Posted 10/27/2010 in Food

No bones about it, for fun-minded cooks, Halloween is a great time to set the imagination free.

 

Shannon Bardwell: A tasteful bumblebee

Posted 10/26/2010 in Columns

Sam and I were on our way to the costume party; I rode beside him dressed in my bumblebee outfit. While I fought with my antennae bumping the headliner, I described costumes from a Miss Hospitality Pageant.

 

 

Rob Hardy: 'Wicked River'

Posted 10/25/2010 in Columns

If you have read Mark Twain's wonderful "Life on the Mississippi," you have seen the classic portrait of steamboating on the great river, with its sense of privilege, adventure and (essential in Twain) comedy.

 

 

Rob Hardy: 'Charlie Chan'

Posted 10/25/2010 in Columns

Sherlock Holmes, Sam Spade, Lord Peter Wimsey and Hercule Poirot are among the most famous of literary characters. They may have had their eccentricities, but being of an exotic or foreign racial extraction was not among them. It's different for another famous shamus, Charlie Chan; I know detective fiction fans might be able to think of some other non-white gumshoe, but he's the only one who comes to my mind.

 

 

Ask Rufus: The legend of Black Creek

Posted 10/23/2010 in Columns

In 1851 Joseph B. Cobb published a book titled "Mississippi Scenes." It contained one of northeast Mississippi's earliest ghost stories, "The Legend of Black Creek."

 

A spirited past: Ghost hunt in Prairie searches for evidence to prove we are not alone

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

"I couldn't go in it right now, nooo ma'am," Linda Callahan sat shaking her head dramatically from side to side. Her attentive audience -- about 25 men and women in a ragged circle of chairs -- are huddled by camp light at the entrance of a World War II-era concrete bunker in Prairie. The night outside, dark and waiting, is still.

 

Giant Possum Town Yard Sale, Holiday Market set

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

Area residents and Main Street Columbus are gearing up for two November events at the Hitching Lot Farmer's Market -- the Giant Possum Town Yard Sale Nov. 6 and the Farmers' Market Holiday Bazaar Nov. 20.

 

 

Getting graphic: MUW's Bunnell receives award, lectures Nov. 1

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

Todd Bunnell, instructor of English at Mississippi University for Women, will make a presentation about comics and the graphic novel as a result of being named Mississippi Humanities Council MUW Humanities Teacher of the Year.

 

Law and order when the stakes are high in MUW's 'Twelve Angry Jurors'

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

The drama and angst of a jury deciding whether a man lives or dies is at the center of "Twelve Angry Jurors," the play to be presented Oct. 28-30 by the Mississippi University for Women Department of Music and Theatre.

'A little magic, a little fright' marks CAC open mic

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

The Columbus Arts Council wants to "Put a Spell on You" Friday, Oct. 29, in the Rosenzweig Arts Center's Omnova Theater.

 

Roger Truesdale: Serious stuff this time

Posted 10/23/2010 in Columns

When I get in a car, I always buckle up -- have for a long time. In the early '80s one of my job duties was safety briefings, most of which, back in those days, amounted to nothing more than switching off the lights and switching on a projector.

 

 

Holiday Bazaar in Starkville moves to new location

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

Formerly operated by the Mississippi State University Campus Activities Board (CAB), the 38th Annual Holiday Bazaar has recently been placed in the hands of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership (GSDP) and will take place at the Starkville Sportsplex for the first time.

 

 

MUW student memoirs offer insight, hope Tuesday

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

The To Write Love on Her Arms' project at Mississippi University for Women will feature six-word memoirs by students on the theme of pain and hope. "Music and Memoirs" will be held Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. on the Demonstration Field (rain location, Rent Auditorium, Whitfield Hall). The public is invited to attend.

 

 

Union Academy-Hunt reunion week set

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

The Union Academy/Hunt Reunion Club will celebrate the 38th reunion for graduates and former students Oct. 24-30. The R.E. Hunt High School class of 1960 will be celebrating their 50th high school graduation.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Gallivanting ghosts

Posted 10/23/2010 in Columns

Every season has its charm. I love the clothes of cold weather -- boots and berets and fuzzy scarves. And I adore those endless evenings of summertime's daylight saving hours, the dusk pierced by fireflies. However, I am always pleased to see the end of deep cold and early darkness. I would be quite content if summer lasted only about a week or two.

 

 

Mississippi School of Arts announces open house

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

The Mississippi School of the Arts will host an open house for prospective students and their families on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the school campus at 355 W. Monticello St. in Brookhaven.

 

 

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