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Ask Rufus: A Columbus pioneer returns: Dr. Gideon Lincecum

Posted 4/2/2013 in Columns

Gideon Lincecum was one of the most interesting people to have ever lived in Columbus.

 

Adele Elliott: Passion

Posted 3/30/2013 in Columns

I spent some time recently with Aimee and Kenneth Shaw of Shaw Pit Bull Rescue. They are animal lovers with a passion for Pit Bulls. These two, along with a group of volunteers called the "Pit Crew," devote much of their time and most of their income to rescuing this much maligned breed.

 

Hope is on the line: When all seems lost, CONTACT's suicide prevention training can save lives

Posted 3/30/2013 in Community

Amy remembers the day she picked up a razor to attack the seething anger she had bottled inside. At that drastic moment, life simply seemed too heavy to bear. The abrupt loss of her longtime job and the deaths of her father, mother and grandmother had propelled her toward crises.

Public officials to share their favorite childhood books at Table Talk

Posted 3/30/2013 in Community

Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will host April's first Table Talk this Wednesday, April 3. Find out how some of our local political office holders will finish this sentence: "My favorite childhood book is ... "

Market Street Festival gets funky May 3

Posted 3/30/2013 in Entertainment

Market Street Festival 2013 in downtown Columbus will kick off Friday night, May 3, when high-powered funk-rockers Mother's Finest deliver their blend of driving rhythms and expressive R&B vocals.

Southern Gardening: Redbuds make bold color statement in early spring

Posted 3/30/2013 in Columns

Mississippi has many flowering native trees, and one that gets its fair share of attention this time of year is the redbud. These trees flower early in the spring before most other trees have started to leaf out after their winter naps.

 

Being beautiful: Simple beauty tips for defying time

Posted 3/30/2013 in Columns

Bangs or Botox? It's one of many moves which a woman of a certain age might ponder. Like a game of chess, the next step requires thought and must be strategic because the stakes are high when the opponent is age. Father Time waits for no one.

 

Breathtaking Old Masters go on exhibit in Jackson

Posted 3/30/2013 in Entertainment

The Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson has opened the exhibit Old Masters to Monet: Three Centuries of French Painting from the Wadsworth Atheneum. It will be on view through Sept. 8.

Downtown party Monday kicks off varied Pilgrimage events

Posted 3/30/2013 in Entertainment

Today marks the start of the 73rd Columbus Spring Pilgrimage, an award-winning event that has earned a reputation as one of the best and most authentic of its kind in the South. A city-wide block party and crawfish boil Monday, April 1, will officially launch two weeks of memorable home, garden and church tours and festivities.

 

A Stone's throw: Happy Easter

Posted 3/30/2013 in Columns

Easter is the highest holy day of Christendom. I suspect that most of us have had Easters that we considered high in our experiences. Perhaps it was an Easter of your childhood with a particularly pretty egg hunt. Or maybe it was the year you got a new outfit you always enjoyed.

 

 

MUW, Hinds announce new culinary arts partnership

Posted 3/30/2013 in Community

Hinds Community College and Mississippi University for Women announced details Wednesday of a new agreement that will be a boon for students studying the culinary arts in the Jackson area.

 

 

Auditions open for talent show to benefit youth

Posted 3/30/2013 in Community

Youth and families involved in Community Counseling's NFusion Program will host a talent show April 26 at the Starkville Sportsplex to raise funds to support their activities.

 

 

School news: Immanuel Christian School Honor Roll

Posted 3/30/2013 in Community

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of March 31, 2013

Posted 3/30/2013 in Entertainment

 

 

Out and About for the week of March 31, 2013

Posted 3/30/2013 in Entertainment

The Golden Triangle is within easy traveling distance of some of the best entertainment in the South. Support arts and entertainment at home, and when you're on the road, these might pique your interest.

 

Dunn presents faculty voice recital

Posted 3/30/2013 in Entertainment

Soprano Cherry Dunn, assistant professor of music at Mississippi University for Women, will present a faculty voice recital, Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Connie Sills Kossen Auditorium of Poindexter Hall.

Ham it up: Tips for delicious glazed hams for your Easter table

Posted 3/27/2013 in Food

Ham and Easter seem to go together like bread and butter. Across the country, juicy hams will be the centerpiece of many a menu Sunday, as families gather for fellowship and feasting. Cooking your own ham may seem like a colossal chore, but it's probably easier than you think, and picking up a store-bought ham that's been partially or fully cooked is a great short-cut.

 

Pan-seared pound cake becomes easy Easter dessert

Posted 3/27/2013 in Food

How do you make pound cake even more buttery and delicious? Easy! Pan-sear slices of it with butter and sugar.

 

 

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