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Adele Elliott: Imaginary friends

Posted 2/21/2011 in Columns

Once upon a time, only children had imaginary friends. This was probably because they live rich fantasy lives. One of my favorite cousins truly believed that Dorothy, from "The Wizard of Oz," was her friend. Nevermind that a middle-aged Judy Garland died years before Natalia was born.

 

They wear it well: 'Pink Ladies' and 'Red Coats' give from the heart

Posted 2/21/2011 in Community

In the volunteer lounge at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, a huge simulated check hangs on the wall, filled out in the amount of $463,869.52. No, it's not a windfall from Publisher's Clearing House.

 

MUW Career Services to host dining etiquette event

Posted 2/21/2011 in Community

Mississippi University for Women's Office of Career Services will host its annual dining etiquette event Feb. 23-24. This year's theme is Dining at Its Finest.

 

 

Life Enrichment courses begin Monday

Posted 2/21/2011 in Community

Mississippi University for Women's Office of Continuing Education will offer 20 courses as part of its community Life Enrichment Program.

 

 

Operation Christmas Child numbers are in

Posted 2/21/2011 in Community

The Operation Christmas Child Columbus Collection Center received a record 18,662 packed shoeboxes and plastic containers for the Samaritan's Purse project during the 2010 year-end drive, reported OCC area coordinator Nelda Brown. This marks a four percent increase from 2009.

 

 

Help the 'Lost Prince' find a national trophy

Posted 2/21/2011 in Community

Starkville High School thespians are calling on family, friends, and contributors for support in their bid to win a national trophy. The theater department must finance a trip for 33 cast and crew to the Southeastern Theater Conference national competition in Atlanta March 2-6.

 

Ask Rufus: Columbus has lost a friend

Posted 2/19/2011 in Columns

Recently Columbus lost a very good friend. After a long fight with health problems, Philip Meador passed away in California.

Starkville's Magnolia Film Fest draws international crowd

Posted 2/18/2011 in Entertainment

The 14th annual Magnolia Independent Film Festival kicked off in Starkville Thursday and attracted filmmakers from all over the world.

Veggie tales 'n' sales: Free workshops focus on growing your own, marketing

Posted 2/16/2011 in Food

You've thought about it, but weren't quite sure where to start. You know about the benefits -- the freshness, higher nutrient levels, the money to be saved. But growing your own vegetables was always something you might try "someday."

 

Shannon Bardwell: Lowering the 'lectric bill

Posted 2/15/2011 in Columns

Sam called from the office, "I got the mail, and there's good news and bad news." The good news was I got a package, a gift of books, from a friend. The bad news was we got the electric bill, as well.

 

MUW to host collegiate art exhibition

Posted 2/11/2011 in Entertainment

Mississippi University for Women's Department of Art and Design will host the annual Mississippi Collegiate Art Exhibition Feb. 16 through March 17. This is the first year the competition will be hosted on the MUW campus.

 

Riverboat disaster to be topic of Table Talk

Posted 2/11/2011 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library continues its Table Talk series Wednesday with a presentation by local historian and Dispatch columnist Rufus Ward.

 

 

Brockmeier to speak at MSU Visiting Writers Series

Posted 2/11/2011 in Entertainment

Critically acclaimed, award-winning fiction writer Kevin Brockmeier visits Mississippi State University Feb. 24 for the English department's Robert Holland Visiting Writers Series.

 

 

Songwriters invited to Delta round

Posted 2/11/2011 in Entertainment

The Delta Songwriter Showcase and WONA 95.1 FM radio will present a songwriters' round Saturday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Gin Mill Galleries, adjacent to the B.B. King Museum in Indianola.

 

 

Everything Garden Expo returns to Starkville in March

Posted 2/11/2011 in Entertainment

Winter may still be here, but spring will be ushered in early this year at a garden event at Mississippi State University.

 

 

Southern gardening: Potting mix can make the plant

Posted 2/11/2011 in Entertainment

Shopping at the local garden center for potting mix for container plants can be confusing. A

 

 

Entertainment calendar 2-13-11

Posted 2/11/2011 in Entertainment

Upcoming entertainment events in the Golden Triangle.

 

Tuscaloosa Amphitheater marks new era in entertainment

Posted 2/11/2011 in Entertainment

The largest outdoor theater in West Alabama will markedly increase entertainment options for Miss.-Ala. music fans.

From 'Billie Jean' to blues: Columbus Market Street Festival sets lineup

Posted 2/11/2011 in Entertainment

Even as snow fell on the Golden Triangle, plans were well underway for the 16th annual Market Street Festival May 6-7.

 

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