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Renninger's complex work on exhibit at MUW

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

Intricate art pieces created by Mississippi artist Lee Renninger of Gulfport are on display in the Eugenia Summer Gallery inside the Mississippi University for Women Art and Design Building.

 

Jackson named MSU Extension director

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

An administrator with more than 25 years experience in agricultural education has been named director of the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

 

 

David Creel: If it's good enough for Heidi Klum ...

Posted 10/23/2010 in Columns

To layer or not to layer, that is the question -- with apologies to Shakespeare! Ladies layer everything nowadays. It begins with cosmetics: makeup primer first, moisturizer second, then finally the foundation and maybe a concealer before the color even begins.

 

 

Vet School event to celebrate the human-animal bond

Posted 10/22/2010 in Entertainment

Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has planned a celebration Oct. 25-28 to examine the special relationship between humans and animals.

 

Ask Rufus: Where did those colors come from?

Posted 10/16/2010 in Columns

Most people who grew up in the South think of homes built during the 1800s as being painted white. The "new" exterior paint colors of the Tennessee Williams home have caused many people to ask me, "Where in the world did they get those colors from?"

 

Northport, Ala., Kentuck Festival showcases elite artists

Posted 10/15/2010 in Entertainment

The Kentuck Festival of the Arts in Northport, Ala., is annually renowned for its quality and diversity and draws plenty of visitors from the Golden Triangle. The 2010 event Saturday and Sunday will be no exception. On shaded paths meandering through Kentuck Park, neat white tents will house more than 250 invited or juried artists skilled in styles ranging from folk to contemporary art. Many are nationally recognized.

 

 

Fresh for fall: As seasons change, these recipes offers ideas for autumn

Posted 10/13/2010 in Food

Even to the deep South, autumn finally comes. Temperatures tease us, hinting at sweater weather ahead. Daylight retreats, day by day, and nights are ripe for sitting out on the porch, happily hatching plans for Halloween costumes, holiday menus or letters to Santa.

 

'Keep moving': Shands goes 'Casting for Recovery' as Breast Cancer Awareness Month marks 25th anniversary

Posted 10/11/2010 in Entertainment

The nation's rainbow trout may have nothing to fear from Alice Shands quite yet, but the newbie fly fisherwoman is thinking about changing that. And she won't be letting breast cancer stop her.

 

Adele Elliott: Idle worship

Posted 10/11/2010 in Columns

The weather this week has been so marvelous that I considered becoming a Pantheist. I imagine it is a solitary sort of worship, no mega-churches, no tithing, just recognizing the divine in nature.

 

Take me out to the ... library: Players, historians, exhibit featured in baseball symposium

Posted 10/11/2010 in Entertainment

The Sam Hairston Celebration hits one out of the park with a "Meet the Players of the Negro Leagues" symposium Saturday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m. at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library at 314 Seventh St. N.

 

Roger Truesdale: Casual eternity

Posted 10/11/2010 in Columns

This "60 thing" has been a lot tougher than I thought it would be. Having lost one of my best all-time running buddies at the young age of 26, I made a promise to myself that I would never fret over a birthday.

 

 

MSU alumnus visits area with new book

Posted 10/11/2010 in Entertainment

Brandon resident and Mississippi State University graduate John M. Floyd will sign copies of his latest mystery/suspense short story collection, "Clockwork" (Dogwood Press, 2010), at the Hamilton Public Library Thursday at 1 p.m. He'll also visit The Book Mart in Starkville that afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

Novelist Connie May Fowler to headline 22nd annual Welty Writer's Symposium

Posted 10/11/2010 in Entertainment

Best-selling novelist Connie May Fowler will be joined be 11 other authors in honoring the legacy of Mississippi University for Women alumna Eudora Welty during the 22nd annual Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium Oct. 21-23, on MUW campus.

 

 

David Creel: Giving new meaning to the 'blues'

Posted 10/11/2010 in Columns

The leaves are falling. I know this because for the past few days brown crumpled leaves from the giant shade trees lining my driveway here in Jackson stare back at me.

 

A decade of fine dining: J. Broussard's brings back favorites for anniversary

Posted 10/8/2010 in Food

From the moment they pass through handsome, carved doors that once fronted the old New Orleans Stock Exchange, diners know they've arrived at a distinctive destination.

 

Rob Hardy: The Courtiers

Posted 10/5/2010 in Columns

People like to hang out with the famous. You can, for instance, pay someone like Paris Hilton to come to your party, and thereby increase the chances that your guests will come away happy, although being close to Ms. Hilton might not convey any real power.

 

 

MSU Theatre prepares for upcoming shows

Posted 10/4/2010 in Entertainment

The theater group at Mississippi State University is preparing for another season in the spotlight.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Book smart

Posted 10/2/2010 in Columns

The world is spinning at such a rapid pace these days. How are we ever supposed to keep up? The daily paper is not enough. We must check the Internet, social networking, anything we can glean from grocery store check-out rags, and, of course, our hairdresser.

 

A 'legendary' weekend: Baseball legacy, music giants highlight Sam Hairston Celebration

Posted 10/2/2010 in Entertainment

Growing up on Plum Grove Road in Crawford, Sam Hairston loved the sound of a zinging pitch, the crisp thwack of a bat. From the dirt lot ball he played as a child, to making history in Major League and Negro League Baseball, the late Lowndes County native left a legacy that inspired the upcoming Sam Hairston Celebration Oct. 13-16.

 

Shannon Bardwell: Fishing on the edge of fall

Posted 10/2/2010 in Columns

Temperatures cooled down, so after chores Sam and I went fishing in the Prairie pond. I don't think we had been fishing since spring.

 

 

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