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MUW students mobilize with AAUW voter registration drives

Posted 9/1/2012 in Community

The Columbus/MUW branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is gearing up for the election year, hosting five voter registration drives at Mississippi University for Women over the summer, with plans to host another on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Hogarth Dining Center.

September Table Talks focus on literature, Southern culture

Posted 9/1/2012 in Community

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and the Tennessee Williams Tribute again join forces to kick off the September Table Talk series. This season's opening presentation on Wednesday, Sept. 5, features renowned Tennessee Williams scholar, Dr. Kenneth Holditch.

Borderless Hosts seek families to partner with international students

Posted 9/1/2012 in Community

The Borderless Hosts program, under the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center at Mississippi State University, is seeking volunteer "host" families and international students for the fall and spring semesters.

Herbal apps: Bug bites? Tummy ache? There's an herb for that

Posted 9/1/2012 in Community

With two active little boys to keep up with, Mandi and Will Sanders' household is, in many ways, just like those of other young parents. There are always the inevitable skinned knees, sniffles, bug bites and earaches to contend with. But instead of turning to the medicine cabinet, Mandi Sanders often simply steps outside to her herb garden for a solution.

'Food Network Star' finalist and MUW alumna returns for visit to alma mater

Posted 8/29/2012 in Food

As a 16-year-old moving from South Africa to Tupelo 12 years ago, Linkie Marais admits she was in for a huge culture shock.

 

Ditch burgers and do a healthy salmon on Labor Day

Posted 8/29/2012 in Food

Labor Day generally gets people thinking about grilling up the last of summer's burgers and steaks.

 

 

Nori: What it is and how to use it

Posted 8/29/2012 in Food

 

 

Dealing with reality

Posted 8/25/2012 in Columns

When did we become a nation of voyeurs? It seems that every television show and every headline is about prying into someone else's private lives.

 

 

The balance of food, fitness and fun

Posted 8/25/2012 in Columns

Confession: Despite having much success with my weight loss thus far and being closer than ever to my goal, my worst fear in this journey is gaining all of that weight back after working so hard to lose it.

 

Friday's Howlin' Wolf Festival: it's all about the blues

Posted 8/25/2012 in Entertainment

Come rain or shine, West Point will honor its most famous son -- the legendary Howlin' Wolf -- at the 17th annual Howlin' Wolf Memorial Blues Festival Friday, Aug. 31. It's part of West Point's one-two punch for Labor Day weekend: The Clay County city will host its 34th annual Prairie Arts Festival the following day.

 

From Manhattan to Mississippi: Trends for Fall

Posted 8/25/2012 in Columns

"I Heart NYC," just like the T-shirts and bumper stickers say. The pulse of Times Square still makes my heart beat fast, even skip a beat after all these years, and with each trip to New York City, I fall in love all over again with the bright lights of the big city.

 

 

Out and about for the week of August 26, 2012

Posted 8/25/2012 in Entertainment

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of August 26, 2012

Posted 8/25/2012 in Entertainment

 

 

Birth announcment

Posted 8/25/2012 in Community

 

MUW honors students learn from month in Belgium

Posted 8/25/2012 in Community

Students in the Ina Gordy Honors College at Mississippi University for Women recently returned from a month-long study abroad trip to Brussels, Belgium.

Anticipation builds for 34th annual Prairie Arts Festival

Posted 8/25/2012 in Entertainment

The annual Prairie Arts Festival held in downtown West Point is more than a Labor Day weekend tradition -- it's a showcase of creativity and a hometown reunion, rolled into one.

Melon mania: Jazz up Labor Day with watermelon, outside the box

Posted 8/22/2012 in Food

What summer superstar is green and oval, weighs an average of 15 to 30 pounds and is harvested in quantity on more than 2,400 acres in Mississippi? Watermelon, of course.

Blending best of s'mores and puffed rice treats

Posted 8/22/2012 in Food

School often starts when kids still have summer on the brain. So these easy-to-make bars have summer in mind, too.

 

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