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David Creel: Makeup counter secrets worth sharing

Posted 2/1/2011 in Columns

Before stepping up to your nearest makeup counter, you should know a few things. First of all, remember that those smiling faces greeting you are called "beauty advisors" for a reason.

 

 

Roger Truesdale: State of small towns and bad dogs

Posted 2/1/2011 in Columns

Folks are always offering up suggestions on what to write about - some really good and some that would get me in trouble, politics mostly. For those, I direct them to our Letters to the Editor section that's open to one and all.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Shoe on the other foot

Posted 2/1/2011 in Columns

Every word I ever said to my momma, I've had to eat. Even though she is no longer here, she whispers, "I told you so."

 

Get it together: Organizers share tips for clutter busters

Posted 2/1/2011 in Community

It's often the second resolution -- the one right after "lose weight" at the beginning of a new year. The promise to get organized, to reclaim jurisdiction of our space, to restore a sense of harmony to our habitat.

 

MSU Alumni Association breaks record in 2010

Posted 2/1/2011 in Community

For a second consecutive year, the Mississippi State University Alumni Association is announcing the highest membership in its history, with a record 39,418 active members as of Dec. 31.

 

Paul Thorn pledges to go 'all out' with web concert

Posted 1/27/2011 in Entertainment

Paul Thorn has a wicked wit, and he's not afraid to use it. The unorthodox Mississippi musician, who has played venues from London's Royal Albert Hall to Columbus' Princess Theater, will put it all on display Saturday in an Internet concert.

New production, competitions keep Starkville Community Theatre busy

Posted 1/27/2011 in Entertainment

Fresh off a runner-up finish at the Mississippi Theatre Association's annual awards ceremony in Meridian, Starkville Community Theatre members are preparing for a new production at the Playhouse on Main and a trip to Atlanta for the Southeastern Theatre Conference.

Right bites: These appetizers can score big at any Super Bowl party

Posted 1/26/2011 in Food

Here it comes -- Super Bowl XLV. The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers are deep in preparation for the NFL's big bash Feb. 6, but so are plenty of football fans who enjoy having friends and family over to enjoy the season's grand finale.

 

MUW Gordy Honors Series to feature Gregory, Reyes and more

Posted 1/24/2011 in Entertainment

The Gordy Honors College Forum series opens Thursday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. at Nissan Auditorium in Parkinson Hall on the campus of Mississippi University for Women, and continues through April, presenting lectures and undergraduate research.

 

 

Group to present an evening of French music

Posted 1/24/2011 in Entertainment

Two celebrated French composers will be the focus of a Tuesday recital and lecture at Mississippi State University.

 

 

MUW lends talents to regional theater

Posted 1/24/2011 in Entertainment

Two theater veterans from Columbus are part of "The 39 Steps," one of contemporary theater's most thrilling and riotous comedy hits, being presented by New Stage Theatre in Jackson Jan. 25 through Feb. 6.

 

 

French history expert to visit MSU for Distinguished Lecture Series

Posted 1/24/2011 in Entertainment

The Institute for the Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series returns for the spring semester at Mississippi State Jan. 27 with a presentation from noted Princeton University professor and author David Bell.

 

 

Bryan Library hosts Still exhibit

Posted 1/24/2011 in Entertainment

An exhibit on the Mississippi native who was known nationally as the dean of African-American composers is on display at the Bryan Public Library, 338 Commerce St., in West Point through the end of January.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Brother's keeper

Posted 1/24/2011 in Columns

The death of Hozzie Hawthorne last week was painful to so many in our area. There is something surreal about the knowledge that an old man could freeze to death in this place known as "The South."

 

 

Betty Stone: Let me do a favor for you

Posted 1/24/2011 in Columns

It has been about 20 years, I am ashamed to admit, since I have attended a production at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in nearby Montgomery. It had been something we had enjoyed even before it was moved to its beautiful location just a pleasant three hours' drive east of here.

 

 

David Creel: Conditioning treatments pamper your hair

Posted 1/24/2011 in Columns

All hair conditioners are not created equally. Often we refer to them as "conditioners," but when we dive deeper into the bottle of creamy concoctions, we find out what they really are.

 

Dale Talley proves it: One man's trash is another man's fanciful furniture

Posted 1/24/2011 in Community

Dale Talley admits it may have been all those Looney Tunes he watched as a kid. But something, somewhere, planted a seed for the fantastic.

 

Ask Rufus: History surrounds the Golden Triangle airport  

Posted 1/22/2011 in Columns

Over the last several years there has been much industrial development both built and planned around the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. However, people do not realize the long and fascinating history of that land.A

 

 

The Reflector: Newcomers to Starkville scene craft image, sound all their own (link)

Posted 1/21/2011 in Entertainment

 

 

Rob Hardy:'Geographies of Mars'

Posted 1/19/2011 in Columns

While Space Shuttle flights have become so commonplace we haven't paid much attention to them in a while, and few people keep track of the doings of the International Space Station, when a robot has gotten to Mars and has started sending back signals, millions of people around the world wanted to watch the robot and see what it was finding.

 

 

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