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Kady Truesdale: The man behind the column

Posted 6/21/2009 in Columns

“Let me tell you a secret, about a father’s love A secret that my daddy said was just between us. He said daddies don’t just love their children every now and then. Its a love without end, amen, its a love without end, amen. “A Father’s Love” by George Strait These lyrics ring so true in the Truesdale household. Throughout the duration of this column you have heard many a story about the man behind the column’s three children — also known as Number One Son, Number Two Son, and Third Favorite. “Strummin’” this week will take on a different perspective, to tell you about Number One Dad from the perspective of Third Favorite, his only daughter, Kady.

 

 

Always be sun-wise after sunrise

Posted 6/21/2009 in Entertainment

STARKVILLE — Who doesn’t enjoy spending hot summer days splashing in a pool, fishing at the lake, playing volleyball in the sand, or grilling hot dogs on the patio?

 

As Dirty Presley, Daniel Peeples gets to go a little crazy

Posted 6/21/2009 in Entertainment

There’s a side to Daniel Peeples you might miss on the first pass. Quiet and unassuming, the 23-year-old comes across as a reticent teddy bear of a guy. But don’t be lulled into assumptions. Put a beat or song idea into his head, and a recording camera in his hand, and mild-mannered Daniel morphs into Dirty Presley, an out-there extrovert on a mission.

Saddle up for Dusty Trails and ‘vittles’ at RAC

Posted 6/21/2009 in Entertainment

Singing cowboys and gals are dusting off the songs of the old west for a unique open mic night at the Rosenzweig Arts Center Saturday, June 27. The Columbus Arts Council has invited poetic cowpokes to join in, too, with spoken word.

Public invited for rare view of U.S. Grant Collection Tuesday

Posted 6/21/2009 in Entertainment

The public will be offered a rare opportunity Tuesday, June 23, when a special open house at the Mississippi State University Mitchell Memorial Library unveils material related to the military career and presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, a figure historians often consider one of the most complex in America’s history.

 

Former Marvel Comics editor, national dance champ among arts camp instructors

Posted 6/21/2009 in Entertainment

MISSISSIPPI STATE — Youth who enjoy drama, theater, music, art or literature and want to learn how computing can enhance creativity should attend the 4-H Technology and Expressive Arts Camp July 21-24 at Mississippi State University.

 

 

MUW graduate students participate in HEARTS summer reading program

Posted 6/21/2009 in Entertainment

About 30 students are traveling on the reading railroad at Mississippi University for Women this summer.

 

MUW Culinary Camp for Kids’ demos let young chefs shine

Posted 6/17/2009 in Food

Two pretty, young ladies wait in a hushed hallway in the Mississippi University for Women Culinary Arts Institute Friday afternoon. Nervous energy bubbles beneath the surface. They carefully look over their cart one more time to be sure nothing essential has been forgotten. Egg whites, sugar, half-and-half, mixing bowls — all there.

 

Rob Hardy: Origins of the obelisk

Posted 6/16/2009 in Columns

The ancient Egyptians hardly knew how influential they would be when they put up obelisks. Pyramids are, of course, more impressive, but if you build a pyramid, it is going to stay where you put it no matter what. Obelisks may weigh hundreds of tons, but they are still to some extent portable, and they have been exported, to various world capitals for various reasons.

 

 

Rob Hardy: The wonder of the exotic, inexplicably lovable elephant

Posted 6/16/2009 in Columns

Elephants are among the first exotic animals of which kids have some knowledge. Every Noah’s Ark set has a pair, and children are able to draw elephants almost as soon as they can draw any recognizable animal. We love Babar and we love Horton. But most westerners see real elephants only in zoos and circuses, where they are among the favorite attractions.

 

 

Roger Truesdale: Hoping Detroit gets on the right bus — this time

Posted 6/13/2009 in Columns

I began taking an interest in hot cars when my bicycle lost its appeal with the girls in my class, somewhere around the age of 12.

 

 

Center for Creative Learning hosts parents’ workshops

Posted 6/13/2009 in Entertainment

The Wicker Center at Mississippi University for Women and the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will host a series of reading workshops for parents at the Columbus, Crawford and Artesia libraries.

 

 

Adele Elliott: A Columbus almanac

Posted 6/13/2009 in Columns

Summer has arrived with a vengeance. The air hangs heavily. Chris goes into the backyard to gather beans and cucumbers, and returns exhausted, breathless. A voluminous humidity clings to our skin like a fog, seeping deeply into each pore. And, like a cranky house guest, she stays much too long. We know it will be many months before this visitor packs her bags and moves on.

 

Community, local shop team up for dogs and cats

Posted 6/13/2009 in Entertainment

The Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society reached one of its current goals recently by raising the funds necessary to purchase new food and water bowls for all of the animal shelter’s kennels.

Through clay, this local therapist and artisan realizes a dream

Posted 6/13/2009 in Entertainment

Steven Garner dons a smudged apron and settles at the potter’s wheel to center and shape another piece of a dream-come-true. This time, it’s a graceful bowl, to complete a set of three lipped nesting bowls destined to become a conversation-starter in someone’s kitchen. For Steven and his wife, Beverly, each completed piece inches them closer to officially opening Three Oaks Pottery, a vision they’ve nurtured for years.

Bernard Romans DAR chapter honors late members with insignia markers

Posted 6/13/2009 in Entertainment

The Bernard Romans Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution paid tribute to deceased members in memorial ceremonies at Friendship Cemetery May 30.

Young gardener nurtures herbs from garden to market

Posted 6/10/2009 in Food

It’s been recorded that the ancient Greeks crowned their heroes with dill and laurel. Mint was credited by long-ago civilizations with mystical powers to neutralize the “evil eye.” Yes, man’s fascination with medicinal, ornamental and aromatic herbs can be traced through the ages, surfacing in romance, religion, food, health and superstition.

 

Adele Elliott: Bugged

Posted 6/5/2009 in Columns

These early summer evenings are punctuated with the small, bright flashes of fireflies. From my porch we exclaim at every sighting. “There’s one! I just saw one!” You’d think there was a reward for the most observed in a single night.

 

Caledonia senior’s education gets a boost with gift of car

Posted 6/5/2009 in Entertainment

Danielle Morales clearly remembers her pounding heartbeat during the recent Caledonia High School senior awards banquet.

‘Church without walls’ plans visionary move

Posted 6/5/2009 in Entertainment

If there is such a thing as a “good problem,” outgrowing your worship facility might be one of them. The Columbus Christian Center is experiencing those growing pangs and looking forward with excitement to a new building to be erected on a 21-acre plot on Highway 182 East, past the New Hope Road turn-off.

 

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