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Giant Possum Town Yard Sale, Holiday Market set

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

Area residents and Main Street Columbus are gearing up for two November events at the Hitching Lot Farmer's Market -- the Giant Possum Town Yard Sale Nov. 6 and the Farmers' Market Holiday Bazaar Nov. 20.

 

 

Getting graphic: MUW's Bunnell receives award, lectures Nov. 1

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

Todd Bunnell, instructor of English at Mississippi University for Women, will make a presentation about comics and the graphic novel as a result of being named Mississippi Humanities Council MUW Humanities Teacher of the Year.

 

Law and order when the stakes are high in MUW's 'Twelve Angry Jurors'

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

The drama and angst of a jury deciding whether a man lives or dies is at the center of "Twelve Angry Jurors," the play to be presented Oct. 28-30 by the Mississippi University for Women Department of Music and Theatre.

'A little magic, a little fright' marks CAC open mic

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

The Columbus Arts Council wants to "Put a Spell on You" Friday, Oct. 29, in the Rosenzweig Arts Center's Omnova Theater.

 

Holiday Bazaar in Starkville moves to new location

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

Formerly operated by the Mississippi State University Campus Activities Board (CAB), the 38th Annual Holiday Bazaar has recently been placed in the hands of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership (GSDP) and will take place at the Starkville Sportsplex for the first time.

 

 

MUW student memoirs offer insight, hope Tuesday

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

The To Write Love on Her Arms' project at Mississippi University for Women will feature six-word memoirs by students on the theme of pain and hope. "Music and Memoirs" will be held Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. on the Demonstration Field (rain location, Rent Auditorium, Whitfield Hall). The public is invited to attend.

 

 

Union Academy-Hunt reunion week set

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

The Union Academy/Hunt Reunion Club will celebrate the 38th reunion for graduates and former students Oct. 24-30. The R.E. Hunt High School class of 1960 will be celebrating their 50th high school graduation.

 

 

Mississippi School of Arts announces open house

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

The Mississippi School of the Arts will host an open house for prospective students and their families on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the school campus at 355 W. Monticello St. in Brookhaven.

 

Renninger's complex work on exhibit at MUW

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

Intricate art pieces created by Mississippi artist Lee Renninger of Gulfport are on display in the Eugenia Summer Gallery inside the Mississippi University for Women Art and Design Building.

 

Jackson named MSU Extension director

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

An administrator with more than 25 years experience in agricultural education has been named director of the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

 

 

Roger Truesdale: Serious stuff this time

Posted 10/23/2010 in Columns

When I get in a car, I always buckle up -- have for a long time. In the early '80s one of my job duties was safety briefings, most of which, back in those days, amounted to nothing more than switching off the lights and switching on a projector.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Gallivanting ghosts

Posted 10/23/2010 in Columns

Every season has its charm. I love the clothes of cold weather -- boots and berets and fuzzy scarves. And I adore those endless evenings of summertime's daylight saving hours, the dusk pierced by fireflies. However, I am always pleased to see the end of deep cold and early darkness. I would be quite content if summer lasted only about a week or two.

 

 

David Creel: If it's good enough for Heidi Klum ...

Posted 10/23/2010 in Columns

To layer or not to layer, that is the question -- with apologies to Shakespeare! Ladies layer everything nowadays. It begins with cosmetics: makeup primer first, moisturizer second, then finally the foundation and maybe a concealer before the color even begins.

 

 

Vet School event to celebrate the human-animal bond

Posted 10/22/2010 in Entertainment

Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has planned a celebration Oct. 25-28 to examine the special relationship between humans and animals.

 

Ask Rufus: Where did those colors come from?

Posted 10/16/2010 in Columns

Most people who grew up in the South think of homes built during the 1800s as being painted white. The "new" exterior paint colors of the Tennessee Williams home have caused many people to ask me, "Where in the world did they get those colors from?"

 

Northport, Ala., Kentuck Festival showcases elite artists

Posted 10/15/2010 in Entertainment

The Kentuck Festival of the Arts in Northport, Ala., is annually renowned for its quality and diversity and draws plenty of visitors from the Golden Triangle. The 2010 event Saturday and Sunday will be no exception. On shaded paths meandering through Kentuck Park, neat white tents will house more than 250 invited or juried artists skilled in styles ranging from folk to contemporary art. Many are nationally recognized.

 

 

Fresh for fall: As seasons change, these recipes offers ideas for autumn

Posted 10/13/2010 in Food

Even to the deep South, autumn finally comes. Temperatures tease us, hinting at sweater weather ahead. Daylight retreats, day by day, and nights are ripe for sitting out on the porch, happily hatching plans for Halloween costumes, holiday menus or letters to Santa.

 

'Keep moving': Shands goes 'Casting for Recovery' as Breast Cancer Awareness Month marks 25th anniversary

Posted 10/11/2010 in Entertainment

The nation's rainbow trout may have nothing to fear from Alice Shands quite yet, but the newbie fly fisherwoman is thinking about changing that. And she won't be letting breast cancer stop her.

Take me out to the ... library: Players, historians, exhibit featured in baseball symposium

Posted 10/11/2010 in Entertainment

The Sam Hairston Celebration hits one out of the park with a "Meet the Players of the Negro Leagues" symposium Saturday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m. at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library at 314 Seventh St. N.

 

MSU alumnus visits area with new book

Posted 10/11/2010 in Entertainment

Brandon resident and Mississippi State University graduate John M. Floyd will sign copies of his latest mystery/suspense short story collection, "Clockwork" (Dogwood Press, 2010), at the Hamilton Public Library Thursday at 1 p.m. He'll also visit The Book Mart in Starkville that afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

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