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Killer’s thrillers: Caledonia man gains fame for his love of cars

Posted 4/24/2010 in Entertainment

It could be the concrete gargoyles protectively flanking the property entrance, or the sign declaring you’re entering Thompsonville, but one gets the feeling Killer Thompson isn’t your average Joe. But then, for a longtime corporate president with a name like Killer, that may be a foregone conclusion.

 

Betty Stone: The circus!

Posted 4/24/2010 in Columns

Recent TV ads informed me that Ringling Brothers-Barnum and Bailey Circus was performing in Tupelo. I remembered the last time I went to a local circus, when our children were small. I vowed I’d never, never, no never, go again.

 

 

Lowndes Habitat gathers volunteers for Women Build Week

Posted 4/24/2010 in Entertainment

Ladies, pick up your hammers. The Columbus-Lowndes Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s are holding a Women Build event in Columbus Tuesday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

Columbus vocalists bring home prizes

Posted 4/24/2010 in Entertainment

Students of two Mississippi University for Women voice teachers won prizes in a singing competition held April 16 and 17 at Delta State University in Cleveland.

 

 

David Creel: Fine tuning tresses

Posted 4/24/2010 in Columns

Shampoo. Rinse. Repeat. It might seem trivial to explore shampoo, to dive deeper into such a staple in the daily routines of sanitary personal care, but with all the shampoos on the shelves today, I deem it essential to elaborate on the subject.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: To fish another day

Posted 4/24/2010 in Columns

Good news and bad news at the Bardwell’s. The bilge pump stopped working on the fishing boat, and that was the good news. Working on the pump revealed the boat was taking on water, a lot of water, maybe 20 gallons or so. That was the bad news. Sam emptied the water and looked for the breach.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Bridges of Lowndes County

Posted 4/24/2010 in Columns

“Bridge” is a versatile word, a chameleon. It can be a noun, or a verb, or even a complicated card game.

 

 

Eden Brent brings jazzy blues, boogie to the RAC

Posted 4/24/2010 in Entertainment

With vocals ranging from a “melancholic whisper to a full-blown juke joint holler” and piano chops to cry for, Eden Brent melds jazz, blues, boogie woogie and soul into a singular earthy blend.

 

 

Mississippi playwrights urged to enter MTA contest

Posted 4/24/2010 in Entertainment

Playwriting is a unique discipline. It gives a writer the hope of having his or her words realized by others — literally putting words into the hands of directors and the mouths of actors. It’s a truly collaborative art form, and one the Mississippi Theatre Association Festival proudly promotes.

 

 

Reflector: Uncle Kracker comes to Starkville for happy hour (link)

Posted 4/20/2010 in Entertainment

 

Relay for Life: Ean Evans’ family shares memories, aids the long fight

Posted 4/17/2010 in Entertainment

For Eva Evans of Columbus, the past year has too often been a deep and dark place. Even when, to all outward appearances, she was holding up well. On May 6, 2009, she lost Ean, her husband of 24 years.

 

Adele Elliott: Penmanship

Posted 4/17/2010 in Columns

Everyone imagines that they can write. We have often heard someone say, “I have a book in me.” Seldom does that book ever emerge.

 

 

Summer art camps begin June 7 at the RAC

Posted 4/17/2010 in Entertainment

The Columbus Arts Council is accepting registrations for summer arts camp. Classes begin June 7, with each session running for one week.

 

 

Roger Truesdale: Writer’s block and remembering Lynn

Posted 4/17/2010 in Columns

Some of you may have noticed that I have been absent over the last few weeks. I have had writer’s block. I called on a friend of mine who writes and edits for a living. He gave me hope. He confessed that he, too, suffers from this malady once in a while.

 

Vance named president of archivists society

Posted 4/17/2010 in Entertainment

Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Archivist Mona K. Vance officially took office as president of the Society of Mississippi Archivists (SMA) March 30 at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in Jackson.

Story of Esther adapted for Ballet Columbus

Posted 4/17/2010 in Entertainment

Each year, the dancers of Ballet Columbus rehearse long hours to present a program that will uplift the audience.

 

Shannon Bardwell: Rheta’s book signing

Posted 4/17/2010 in Columns

Driving to Tupelo, I was excited about going to see columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson. “The Enchanted Barbie and the Second Coming” has just come out, and Rheta is on the publicity circuit.

 

 

David Creel: Here comes the sun

Posted 4/17/2010 in Columns

 

 

Outdoor sculpture images head to Columbus library

Posted 4/17/2010 in Entertainment

“From Monuments to Mufflers,” a photograph exhibit detailing Mississippi’s unique outdoor sculptures, will show at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library from May 3 to June 28.

 

 

MUW to package 30,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now

Posted 4/17/2010 in Entertainment

The Office of Community Service, Campus Recreation and the Wesley Foundation at Mississippi University for Women will package 30,000 meals Thursday, April 22, in the Stark Recreation Center to support Stop Hunger Now. The event will be held from 4-6 p.m.

 

 

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