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Metal menagerie: Market Street Festival vendor, others helping out Camp Rising Sun

Posted 5/2/2011 in Community

With goats, pigs, donkeys and chickens, Paula Sudduth has a virtual farmyard to oversee, especially around festival time. Luckily, these particular critters are low maintenance and live in an East Columbus warehouse when not on the road.

History is uncapped as Soroptimist opens time capsule

Posted 5/2/2011 in Community

Twenty-five years ago, members of Soroptimist International of Columbus watched as a white capsule, tightly sealed, was buried next to a building that represented almost three years' intense commitment in faith, heart, soul -- and approximately $150,000 in fundraising.

Pi Zeta chapter receives top honors

Posted 5/2/2011 in Community

The Pi Zeta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. received top recognition at the 79th South Eastern Regional Conference recently held in Birmingham, Ala.

Ask Rufus: They sang the blues

Posted 4/30/2011 in Columns

I have heard blues music all my life but paid little attention to it until I was at Ole Miss.

Eight O' May fundraiser draws barbecue fans, too

Posted 4/27/2011 in Food

"I love to cook, and I always have," said Tom Wolford of Columbus. That fortunate fact has been a big part of the Eight O' May fundraiser at St. Paul's Episcopal Church every spring for the past 15 years.

Fantasy unfolds in Y's 'Beauty and the Beast'

Posted 4/23/2011 in Entertainment

A rare rose, an enchantress' spell, song, dance, twists and turns will surround the mysterious "Beast" and beautiful "Belle" in "Beauty and the Beast" when the Y Drama Team brings Disney's rendition of this beloved fairytale to Joe Cook Auditorium in Columbus Friday and Saturday, April 29-30 at 7 p.m.

 

Table Talk's Poetry Month concludes Wednesday

Posted 4/23/2011 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library concludes its celebration of National Poetry Month Wednesday, April 27, with a Table Talk presentation by director emeritus of the University Honors Program at Mississippi State University, Dr. Jack H. White.

 

 

Auditions set for 'The Night of the Iguana'

Posted 4/23/2011 in Entertainment

Auditions for "The Night of the Iguana" by Tennessee Williams will be conducted by the Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes Volunteer Committee, in co-operation with the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, on Wednesday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in Rent Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus.

 

 

Song, dance and drama meet in HA's 'High School Musical'

Posted 4/23/2011 in Entertainment

From blockbuster movie to the Heritage Academy stage, "High School Musical" adds a contemporary sheen and story to classic musicals in the tradition of "Grease" and "West Side Story."

 

 

Adele Ellott: Resurrection

Posted 4/23/2011 in Columns

Easter is a time of rebirth. No matter if Christian or pagan, most cultures find comfort in renewal. We celebrate the return of flowers from their winter's sleep, and the risen Christ.

 

 

Roger Truesdale: Some mo' Joe

Posted 4/23/2011 in Columns

Seems like only yesterday that I wrote about Joe (not his real name). You might not remember; he was the meth dealer I spent a day with some four or five years ago. I made a long road trip a few months ago, where I found him back at work for my client.

 

 

David Creel: Easter eggs shouldn't get all your color

Posted 4/23/2011 in Columns

The Easter bunny hops into town with baskets spilling over with eggs decorated in all the colors of our imagination, but those eggs aren't the only color on our minds this season. The most popular question asked of me is, "What is the best hair color for me?"

 

Rufus Ward: The Mystery of 'Maw'

Posted 4/23/2011 in Columns

The 1890s Friendship Cemetery square of Thomas Carleton Billups II often draws attention because of its large statue of an angel. It is an angel that faces west rather than the traditional east.

 

Shannon Bardwell: Life in the '50s lane

Posted 4/23/2011 in Columns

My neighbor said, "Don't you think Prairie life is like living in the '50s?" Her comment made me think about our lifestyle; physical labor and a slower pace is a good thing. When I move through life at a comfortable speed everyone around me is happier.

 

Celebrate, remember, fight back: Relay for Life inspires healing and hope in the battle against cancer

Posted 4/23/2011 in Community

Pat Wallace remembers the faces, those seven or eight people she shared the room with each time she went to the clinic for chemotherapy. Allies, usually unknown, united against a common enemy, connected to IVs sending infusions of powerful chemicals coursing toward their critical task.

 

Calling volunteers: Habitat's Women Build set for May 3

Posted 4/23/2011 in Community

In the days leading up to Mother's Day, construction crews of female volunteers will raise their hammers at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week April 30 through May 8. Lowe's and Columbus Lowndes Habitat for Humanity are looking for local women to volunteer for a day at the Habitat construction site during this nine-day event. Construction or home improvement experience is not necessary.

 

 

Voice students earn distinction

Posted 4/23/2011 in Community

Two Mississippi University for Women voice students sang recently in the student auditions held by the Mississippi chapter of National Association of Teachers of Singing.

 

Cattlemen's Association offers to 'do the cooking,' but you can too with these recipes

Posted 4/21/2011 in Food

Need a break from the kitchen? Looking for a little extra downtime? Mark your calendar for April 29-30 and let the Lowndes County Cattlemen's Association take over the grill.

 

Shannon Bardwell: Thorns, thistles and cormorants

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columns

My morning chores just increased by one. Cormorants have come to the lake, and I don't think fire ant bites could annoy Sam more. As he leaves in the morning I mount the Gator and head yonder.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: One that got away

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columns

That morning while putting out cat food, I noticed a possum in the critter trap. We had extra family at the house and everyone was scurrying to get to church.

 

 

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