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David Creel: Pink is the color of spring

Posted 4/11/2011 in Columns

I have always loved pink. Secretly, of course, because little boys just did not express themselves with a feminine color like pink, but somewhere between eighth grade and high school yearbook camp, the '80s happened.

 

Heart for service: Inspired teens send Easter smiles to children battling cancer

Posted 4/11/2011 in Community

The next time someone complains about the self-centered nature of today's youth, point them to Heritage Academy alumnus Drew Estes and the junior class at Immanuel Center for Christian Education.

MUW to dedicate Memorial Garden as family, friends remember Dorabel Craig

Posted 4/11/2011 in Community

Family, friends and members of the extended community at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus will gather Friday, April 15, to dedicate the Dorabel Craig Memorial Garden. The ceremony to honor Dorabel Moore Craig, Class of 1938, will take place at 1:30 p.m.

 

Clean Sweep in high gear

Posted 4/11/2011 in Community

"Clean Sweep Columbus, a Great American Clean-up Event" is searching for volunteers to help clean up the Friendly City. Clean Sweep will kick off Saturday, April 16, at 9 a.m. at the Magnolia Bowl in downtown Columbus.

 

Bagnall filling in the blanks through art

Posted 4/11/2011 in Community

At age 95, Norma Bagnall is still filling in the blanks. The Massachusetts resident, who is a frequent visitor to Columbus, became a snowbird this year to escape the unusually harsh New England winter.

 

MSU plant sale set for April 15-16

Posted 4/11/2011 in Community

The horticulture club at Mississippi State University will offer garden enthusiasts a wide variety of plants and educational seminars at their annual spring plant sale.

 

Ask Rufus: A presidential visit to Columbus

Posted 4/9/2011 in Columns

Nov. 2, 1909, was to be a red letter day for Columbus. President William H. Taft was coming to town. He was to be accompanied by his Secretary of War, Hon. J. M. Dickinson, a Columbus native. (A few years later, Crawford native T. W. Gregory served as Woodrow Wilson's Attorney General.)

 

Rob Hardy: Moby Duck

Posted 4/6/2011 in Columns

The dazzling "Moby Dick" is not simply about whaling. Melville's grand and exhilarating volume is about good and evil, nature, the futility and magnificence of human endeavor, and literature itself, to list just a few subjects.

 

During Pilgrimage, a new 'Tales' tradition

Posted 4/6/2011 in Entertainment

Walking through Friendship Cemetery at night, the Tales from the Crypt student performers have an almost ghostly quality as they tell their tales. But this year, three of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students may also look a little familiar.

Tour of Kitchens: Girlchoir's annual event features kitchens of distinctive style

Posted 4/6/2011 in Food

Three kitchens that hit the right notes will be open Saturday in support of the Columbus Girlchoir and its 57 members.

Community involvement distinguishes JA Charity Ball honorees

Posted 4/2/2011 in Community

At its 61st annual Charity Ball Saturday, Junior Auxiliary of Columbus announced the 2011 Ball king and queen and celebrated community service.

 

UMM brings Big Daddy Weave concert to Triangle audience

Posted 4/2/2011 in Entertainment

"In times like these, it's so easy to lose perspective, to get our eyes on everything that seems to be falling apart," said Mike Weaver, lead singer of Big Daddy Weave, the contemporary Christian band that will perform at Rent Auditorium in Columbus April 10.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Pilgrim's progress

Posted 4/2/2011 in Columns

History is rich with stories of pilgrims. Sometimes they are fleeing religious persecution. They may be traveling toward Mecca, the shrine of a special saint, or even a battlefield.

 

 

Betty Stone: A puzzling encounter

Posted 4/2/2011 in Columns

Snow was piled to the tops of doors, even to the eaves of some houses. Residents had had to cut corridors through the drifts to get out to the street.

 

 

David Creel: Easy tips for a more youthful you

Posted 4/2/2011 in Columns

Spring is well underway, and the bright yellow rays of the daffodils' smiles have popped up everywhere with the magnificent rainbow of azalea blossoms competing for the attention.

 

 

Local volunteer selected for ACS Training Team

Posted 4/2/2011 in Community

Mott Ellis was recently selected to serve on the Mid-South Division Relay For Life Training Team. This group of volunteers provides training to Relay For Life volunteers across the six state division.

 

 

Columbus native's debut novel is locally inspired

Posted 4/2/2011 in Community

Lynne Bryant makes her home in Colorado now, but it's the author's deeply-entrenched Mississippi roots that inspired her first novel, "Catfish Alley," just released by Penguin/NAL Accent. What better time than Columbus' Spring Pilgrimage to return to where it all began and introduce her characters to her hometown?

 

 

Friends of Library get poetic about April Table Talk series

Posted 4/2/2011 in Community

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will launch its April Table Talk series on Wednesday, April 6, at noon in the library meeting room, 314 Seventh St. N. As a salute to National Poetry Month, the Table Talks will focus on the oldest of literary art forms -- the poem.

 

Columbus Pilgrimage home tours give visitors new perspective

Posted 3/31/2011 in Entertainment

You're never too old for a field trip -- it just has to be the right kind of trip. That's what the 31 mostly middle- to older-age members of the non-credit antiques class at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., decided.

Spring salads: April's arrival heralds fresh ingredients, awakening farmers' markets

Posted 3/30/2011 in Food

Granted, there's still a nip in the nightly air, but as April makes her entrance, the season's first produce is beginning to make its debut. Savvy shoppers in the Golden Triangle will soon be heading to farmers' markets for the freshest and most nutrient-rich vegetables and fruits.

 

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