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Vendors, there’s still time to sign up for Holiday Market

Posted 11/7/2009 in Entertainment

Vendors of all things locally grown, made or conjured up still have time to sign up for the Nov. 21 Hitching Lot Holiday Market, Main Street Columbus has announced.

 

 

Musicians sought to resurrect that big band sound

Posted 11/7/2009 in Entertainment

Gill Harris freely admits he could talk all day about the big band era.

 

 

Entertaining travel trilogy is topic of FOL Book Talk

Posted 11/7/2009 in Entertainment

In a Friends of the Library Book Talk Wednesday at 2 p.m., Dr. Jane Hinton-Stegal will explore the ventures and adventures of native Iowan and journalist Bill Bryson, who spent 20-plus years in Britain before returning to his native land. The free event at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, 314 Seventh St. N., is open to the public.

 

 

TV stations launch food drive

Posted 11/7/2009 in Entertainment

North Mississippians are urged to drop off non-perishable canned goods at any of the 17 Mississippi State University Extension offices for the Food for Families Food Drive presented by WTVA, WLOV and WKDH TV stations. The drive runs through Dec. 16.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Fear of flying swine

Posted 11/7/2009 in Columns

Once upon a time, when the world was a simpler place, there were only four seasons. In those days, it was easy to understand spring and summer, winter and autumn. The seasons were sort of color-coded and clearly-themed. Back-to-school ads and photographic calendars were always embellished with falling leaves in tones of gold and rust and fiery reds. No matter where you lived, winter meant Currier and Ives-inspired snow scenes.

 

 

Starkville’s Festival of Trees opens with gala Thursday

Posted 11/7/2009 in Columns

The second annual Festival of Trees, benefiting United Way of North Central Mississippi, opens Thursday with a Holiday Party and Auction in the Palmeiro Center on Mississippi State University’s campus. Last year, more than $20,000 was raised during this multi-event festival. For 2009, a new venue, more events, and increased participation promise an even better year.

 

A father of invention: One man’s tale on becoming an inventor of ‘bizarre and useful devices’

Posted 11/7/2009 in Entertainment

Bob Elder — inventor, artist, world traveler, problem-solver — likes to make things. Rarefied, mechanical things; practical, labor-saving things; beautifully artistic things. Give him a challenge, and chances are, the gears will start tumbling. The 76-year-old retired mechanical and design engineer already holds patents for various widely-used components of farm, material-handling and asphalt-laying equipment. And, he’s a deft hand with stained glass and wood-cut art, as well.

 

CD release party has Swing Shift ‘Back 40 Rockin’

Posted 11/7/2009 in Entertainment

“People have always been good to us, and we’d kinda like to put on a little party for our friends and fans,” says Swing Shift front man and founder Johnny Coleman. “They’ve been with us a long time.”

 

Where does food come from? Preschoolers learn from the ground up

Posted 11/4/2009 in Food

The growing season may have come to a close, but the knowledge gained by a new crop of very young hands-on enthusiasts will hopefully last a lifetime.

 

Anne Freeze: Friends, food and music

Posted 11/4/2009 in Columns

As I emptied my satchel Monday, I wondered how many of my friends attend symposiums (such an educated word) and return with: homemade peppered jerky, individually-packaged cookies from famed Momofuku Restaurant in New York City, a blueberry muffin-shaped kitchen timer, Martha White blueberry muffin mix, harmonicas from the National Peanut Board and the remains of a dark chocolate, grilled jalapeno and salty peanut candy bar? (I could eat another one right now if I had one).

 

Get the holiday spirit at the Handworks Bazaar

Posted 10/31/2009 in Entertainment

If the past three years are anything to judge by, savvy shoppers with an eye to the holidays will be out in force Nov. 7 for the 2009 edition of the Handworks Christmas Bazaar in Starkville.

 

Nobel Laureate in Economics to speak at MSU Nov. 12

Posted 10/31/2009 in Entertainment

The 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics who also was lead author of a report on climate change that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize will speak Nov. 12 at Mississippi State University.

 

 

Saturday walk at Propst Park benefits Life Choices Center

Posted 10/31/2009 in Entertainment

The Life Choices Pregnancy Care Center will host its annual Walk for Life fundraiser Nov. 7 at Propst Park in Columbus. This year’s event features a walk/run option.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Death by poverty

Posted 10/31/2009 in Columns

These days it seems that our world is filled with pain. Psychic pain is intangible and private. Who can really understand the agonizing loss of someone dearly loved? American sons and daughters are suffering, bloodily, in Afghanistan and Iraq. However, we do not need to look across the globe to find hearts shattered in ways that will never heal. (Where is Kaila Morris?)

 

Recycling field trip stops at imagination station

Posted 10/31/2009 in Entertainment

Fourth- and fifth-grade MERIT students from New Hope Elementary School took a field trip Oct. 20 to learn about recycling first hand. After visiting the Lowndes County landfill, Triangle Maintenance and Columbus Scrap Metal, students took in the eye-popping sights at artist Elayne Goodman’s studio and yard, which are filled with whimsical art made with recyclables of every kind.

Author Neil White to speak at Bryan’s Luncheon with Books

Posted 10/31/2009 in Entertainment

Bryan Public Library in West Point will host author Neil White Wednesday, Nov. 11, for Luncheon With Books. The noon luncheon is $6 at the library located at 338 Commerce St.

 

Roger Truesdale: A festival kind of guy

Posted 10/31/2009 in Columns

This past weekend made six for six Great Delta Bear Affairs in Rolling Fork, a festival held to commemorate President Teddy Roosevelt’s bear hunting trip to the south Delta.

 

All the difference: United Way way agencies can

Posted 10/31/2009 in Entertainment

Mamie Cunningham, at 93, likes to sit on the front porch of her home, absorbing the comings and goings of the neighborhood. The longtime Columbus resident takes pleasure, too, in the time she spends with family members each day. It’s a joy made more special for the wheelchair-bound woman since her doctors’ recent pronouncement that she is cancer-free.

Art in Autumn: Kappa Pi art auction draws out success

Posted 10/31/2009 in Entertainment

For area art lovers, one of the much-anticipated events of the year is the Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity’s Art in Autumn auction.

CAC presents guitar virtuoso, Starving Artist opening Nov. 8

Posted 10/31/2009 in Entertainment

Lily Afshar, deemed “one of the world’s foremost classical guitarists” by Public Radio International, will bring her unique blend of Eastern and Western influences to the Rosenzweig Arts Center’s Omnova Theater Sunday, Nov. 8, at 3:30 p.m.

 

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