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MSU equips volunteers to be money mentors

Posted 3/18/2011 in Community

Those interested in learning to help people in their community cope with tough financial situations and become wise consumers should plan on attending a Mississippi State University videoconference April 15.

 

March munchie madness: Liven up tourney season with these recipes

Posted 3/16/2011 in Food

Even if your team isn't among the 68 with an invite to the Big Dance, there's no reason not to join the fray. For a Final Four fete with the whole gang over, food should be uncomplicated to eat and TV-tray friendly.

 

NYTimes.com: Tennessee Williams' 100th Birthday, Marked in Columbus, Miss. (link)

Posted 3/15/2011 in Community

 

 

Adele Elliott: The party's over

Posted 3/12/2011 in Columns

Last weekend was a wild one in Columbus. We celebrated Mardi Gras downtown, turning Main and Fifth Streets into a mini French Quarter, with bands and artists and horse-drawn carriages. Saturday night, the Kudzu Social Aid and Pleasure Club took to the streets, with a costumed procession fashioned after the walking krewes of New Orleans.

 

 

David Creel: Pick the pixie for a sultry spring

Posted 3/12/2011 in Columns

The pixie has made a comeback! For some, such as Halle Berry and Sharon Stone, it was never gone, but a new generation of Hollywood starlets have been seen around town with a newer, more edgy version all their own.

 

 

JA of Columbus announces court, pages for annual charity ball

Posted 3/12/2011 in Columns

An annual rite of spring is just around the corner. The 61st annual Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball will take place Saturday, April 2, at Trotter Convention Center.

 

Otaku: Fascination with anime takes local artist to the source

Posted 3/12/2011 in Community

"Otaku" is a term to describe those obsessed with anime, the Japanese animation art form. Tracey Seals would probably be the first to admit she falls squarely under the heading.

 

Extension Service will host genealogy fair

Posted 3/12/2011 in Community

Many Mississippians love exploring their family's past, and an upcoming statewide interactive video conference will bring experts on genealogical topics to county Extension offices.

 

 

MUW students garner awards at collegiate art exhibition

Posted 3/12/2011 in Community

More than a dozen awards were presented recently at the Mississippi Collegiate Art Exhibition held at Mississippi University for Women.

 

 

Grilling on the River revs up for fifth annual event

Posted 3/12/2011 in Community

Plans are well underway for Grilling on the River 2011. The Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned competition and food fair set for April 8-9 at the Columbus Riverwalk has been proclaimed by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour as the State of Mississippi Barbeque Championship.

 

GO GREEN: Lure a little luck o' the Irish with these recipes

Posted 3/9/2011 in Food

Move over, Mardi Gras. St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching, and you don't have to be Irish to join in the tasty festivities.

Of goats and good books: Lowndes' longest-tenured library employee, Kay Langford, to retire

Posted 3/6/2011 in Community

Ask Kay Langford about the funniest thing that's happened to her in the almost 45 years she's worked for the Columbus library system and she won't miss a beat.

 

Dessert gala exceeds expectations at Lee Home benefit

Posted 3/6/2011 in Community

Surrounded by an extravagant array of flowers, hearts and desserts the Stephen D. Lee Home and Museum celebrated its first ever Valentine's Day Party Feb. 14. Party-goers were captivated by a dazzling assortment of cakes, fruits, chocolates, cookies and much more, all while enjoying time with their friends and loved ones.

 

 

David Creel: Makeup renovations start with primers

Posted 3/6/2011 in Columns

All the talk about "priming" would lead folks to think less about makeup and more about something seen on HGTV or on the local home improvement do-it-yourself aisle. Nevertheless, we are speaking of cosmetics, and the vocabulary has changed quite a lot over the years.

 

 

Fifth Templeton Festival celebrates ragtime sounds

Posted 3/6/2011 in Entertainment

Internationally renowned musicians will bring the sights and sounds of another age to Mississippi State March 25-26 when the Charles Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival returns for the fifth consecutive year.

 

 

Roger Truesdale: Max moved away

Posted 3/6/2011 in Columns

I drove in late Tuesday night. I found this letter on my back door from one of my neighbors, a little girl.

 

 

Lincoln exhibit opens Monday at library

Posted 3/6/2011 in Community

Two centuries after Abraham Lincoln's birth in 1809, he is one of the most revered figures in our nation's history. Lincoln's life, accomplishments, and legacy are the subject of a new traveling panel exhibition opening March 7 at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library. "Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times" explores how Lincoln transcended his age and left a constitutional legacy for all Americans.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Teach your children well

Posted 3/6/2011 in Columns

"Teach your children well ... and feed them on your dreams ... " When Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young sang those lyrics in about 1970, many families were waging war with each other.

 

Ask Rufus: Turkey hunting and the settlement of Columbus 

Posted 3/5/2011 in Columns

Turkey season will soon open, and hunters wearing the latest camo while carrying their favorite turkey calls will venture into the woods. The tradition of turkey hunting in the Tombigbee Valley goes back to the early Native Americans who were here even before the Historic Period Choctaws and Chickasaws.

 

The Reflector: Family, friends remember Starkville artist with music, scholarship program (link)

Posted 3/4/2011 in Entertainment

 

 

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