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Betty Stone: Tales heard at Trinity

Posted 5/14/2011 in Columns

Recently I went to Trinity Retirement Home's assisted living facility in Columbus to attend the celebration of Lou Trim's 100th birthday. Her daughter, Judy Stewart, was hosting a party.

 

 

David Creel: Beauty on a budget

Posted 5/14/2011 in Columns

Pinching pennies? Clipping coupons? It helps to shave off a buck or two here and there, but it's not just for milk and bread anymore. Nowadays, folks are putting their beauty on a budget as well.

 

 

Rob Hardy: Faulkners of Mississippi

Posted 5/14/2011 in Columns

Everyone acknowledges now that William Faulkner was one of the greats in American literature, but like many writers, he had more than his share of flaws. Any biography will tell you about his depressions, alcoholism, and affairs, and "Every Day by the Sun: A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi" (Crown) touches on all of these dark areas.

 

Berry sweet: Low in calories, high in nutrients, strawberries rule

Posted 5/11/2011 in Food

Few things taste better than a bowl filled with fresh-grown strawberries during a Southern spring and summer. Not only are they delicious and beautiful in all their red-ripened glory, but this fruit is naturally high in fiber, Vitamin C, folate, potassium and antioxidants. But back to that taste ...

New director takes helm at Columbus Arts Council

Posted 5/10/2011 in Community

Tina Sweeten has hit the ground running. The new executive director of the Columbus Arts Council is immersing herself in the operations of the nonprofit agency that brings visual and performing arts, concerts, classes and exhibits to the Friendly City and surrounding areas.

 

Shannon Bardwell: Twittering the night away

Posted 5/9/2011 in Columns

OK, I might be in cyberspace, but I'm not doing Facebook, I'm not. I read some tweets, but I'm not twittering. You see ...

 

Ask Rufus: Capt. Sam Kaye's 'Acrobatic Easter Egg'

Posted 5/7/2011 in Columns

On June 15, 1919, The Columbus Dispatch reported that Capt. Sam Kaye had arrived home from France; "Decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross, bestowed on him by his own government for bravery in action, and with the Croix de Guerre, bestowed by the French government for exceptional prowess in the air."

 

SAAC jewelry workshop is May 14

Posted 5/6/2011 in Community

If you've always wanted to learn how to create bead jewelry, the Starkville Area Arts Council offers a workshop Saturday, May 14, part of a series being taught by the North Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society of Tupelo. Reservations are requested by May 11.

 

 

David Creel: The 'Princess Kate' cut spans the globe

Posted 5/6/2011 in Columns

First comes love, then comes marriage ... then comes the hairstyle that has transfixed the world. The "Princess Kate" hairstyle might very well be the most photographed, videoed and talked about of the year.

 

 

Columbus library baseball exhibit hits home run

Posted 5/6/2011 in Entertainment

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library calls all baseball fans to experience the love of the game with an exhibit of baseball memorabilia during May and June. A current display features the extensive collection of Tony Poss.

 

 

MSU musicians depart today for European tour

Posted 5/6/2011 in Entertainment

The Wind Ensemble of Mississippi State University leave today for a two-week performance tour in Germany and Austria.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Wicked winds

Posted 5/6/2011 in Columns

Storm clouds are all around us these days. Literal or symbolic, we are in the midst of eruptions made by God and made by man.

 

Like mother, like daughter: Dance has sealed a special bond mother and daughter duo

Posted 5/6/2011 in Community

A staccato chorus of tap, tap tapping reverberates from the wooden floor of the dance studio. Up to the high ceiling it swirls and back down, flooding the bright space with percussive sound.

 

Art, culture, rhythm and blues: CAC announces summer camps

Posted 5/6/2011 in Community

Kids ages 5 to 13 can revel in three summer camp sessions announced by the Columbus Arts Council for the month of June. Each week has a unique theme and class schedule designed to spur creativity in a fun, stimulating environment.

 

Cinco de Mayo: One cook shares her abuelita's recipes for a Mexican fiesta

Posted 5/4/2011 in Food

Supper time was happily chaotic in Patricia Wilson's childhood home in El Paso, Texas, with lively conversation -- often in Spanish -- flowing around the family table.

 

Adele Elliott: Wedding bell blues

Posted 5/4/2011 in Columns

It's been a wild week for weddings. The Prince William and Kate Middleton nuptials were the big news. I was a bit dismayed that my invitation somehow did not catch up with me. Wrong address, I suppose.

 

Shannon Bardwell: High flying adventure

Posted 5/2/2011 in Columns

We were walking through the then McRae's at the then Columbus Mall when Momma looked over at the display of fine china and crystal. The tables were arranged and appointed with dinner plates and bowls; crystal shimmered in spotlights while sterling silverware edged the plates.

Social dancing added to MUW's recreational lineup

Posted 5/2/2011 in Entertainment

Mississippi University for Women will add social dancing to its recreational lineup this month. Individuals who enjoy or want to learn how to do the Hustle, Cha Cha, the Waltz and East Coast Swing will be given the opportunity every Tuesday in May from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Betty Stone: The Yankees are coming!

Posted 5/2/2011 in Columns

The Yankees are coming! The Yankees are coming! These words struck terror in the minds of Civil War Columbus women. Although the Yankees never quite made it to Columbus until after the war, having been turned back by Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and Gen. Gholson, they came very close.

 

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.

 

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