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June 2 farewell reception set for MUW president

Posted 5/23/2010 in Entertainment

A farewell reception will be held in honor of Dr. Claudia A. Limbert, Mississippi University for Women's 13th president, on Wednesday, June 2, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Cochran Ballroom. The community is invited to attend.

 

Sounds like success: Starkville native earns Kennedy Center honor in sound design

Posted 5/23/2010 in Entertainment

A Starkville native has achieved a first for his home state. Thomas Sowers, a senior design and technical major at The University of Southern Mississippi, has become the first Mississippi student to win a national Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival award.

Gift of transportation changes student's life

Posted 5/23/2010 in Entertainment

High school graduation is an exciting time for any senior, but for 18-year-old Kayla Blakeney, the big day had an extra sparkle. Four days prior, on awards night, the Caledonia High School student learned she had been selected to receive a 2006 Jeep Liberty Sport for college.

 

Former area educator Paul Ruffin publishes new book of essays

Posted 5/23/2010 in Entertainment

Louisiana Literature Press (Southeastern Louisiana University) recently released a new collection of familiar essays by former Columbian Paul Ruffin.

 

'Burnin' up the road': The Ride for Life 'to burn out cancer' gets personal

Posted 5/23/2010 in Entertainment

In 2007, when Shan Higdon and Bobby Mosley first hatched the idea of getting motorcyclists together to raise money to fight cancer, they couldn't know the bitter, ironic twists fate had in store. Both Shan's mother and father, as well as his father-in-law, would go up against the disease. All three are doing well.

 

Adele Elliott: Kiss a fireman

Posted 5/23/2010 in Columns

You probably saw the smoke that Friday morning. It was hard to miss. For a while it seemed that the entire Southside was in danger of becoming an inferno.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Bloomers and box springs

Posted 5/23/2010 in Columns

One Friday my friend, Caryl, and I packed a picnic and set out for Caledonia. On a previous trip I had gotten lost in Caledonia and ended up driving round and round in the dark until I saw a church with lights on. I went inside where I beheld a group of men and announced, "I'm lost."

 

 

David Creel: No beauty school dropout

Posted 5/23/2010 in Columns

It was the summer of 1989 and I had just said goodbye to all my friends from high school, nervous about my two possible choices for a future: the one my daddy wanted so badly for me and the one I was destined to live out.

 

Ask Rufus: Memorial Day

Posted 5/23/2010 in Columns

Memorial Day will soon be celebrated across the United States. Here in Columbus, we take pride in celebrating Friendship Cemetery as the place of origin of Memorial Day.

 

Rob Hardy: "Operation Mincemeat"

Posted 5/21/2010 in Columns

You may well be aware that in World War II the British played a fine trick on the Germans by letting them find a floating a body bearing bogus secret invasion plans.

 

 

Rob Hardy: The Arsenic Century

Posted 5/21/2010 in Columns

Because we are complex bags of chemicals with countless processes that must run exactly right if we are to continue our heartbeats and breathing, there is a huge number of poisons that will do us in. Among the most famous is arsenic; without its fame, for instance, the title of the stage and movie classic Arsenic and Old Lace would not have its sting.

 

Couture Chocolate: Award-winning pastry chef Donald Wressell reveals chocolate's artistic side

Posted 5/19/2010 in Food

Daniel Wressell, corporate pastry chef with E. Guittard Chocolate Co., tempted the sweet tooth of Mississippi University for Women culinary arts students earlier this spring when he visited Columbus. In a demonstration arranged by MUW's Chef Erich Ogle, the California-based chocolatier showed how the cacao tree's luscious product can be transformed into an artistic statement.

Ryan Mott's art featured in chilling release

Posted 5/15/2010 in Entertainment

Starkville High School student Ryan Mott is a featured artist in a just-released book by renowned paranormal author and researcher Brad Steiger.

 

W students help construct halfway house for women

Posted 5/15/2010 in Entertainment

Every year, Mississippi University for Women's Office of Community Service partners with a local organization to coordinate a day of service. This year, the office worked to renovate a halfway house for women who have been released from prison.

 

 

Freedom Creek Festival set for May 28-29

Posted 5/15/2010 in Entertainment

Willie King's non-profit organization, the Rural Members Association, announces the 13th annual Freedom Creek Festival to be held at the traditional location in Old Memphis, near Aliceville, Ala., where Willie lived before his untimely passing March 8, 2009.

 

 

Mississippi Archivists unveil Facebook page

Posted 5/15/2010 in Entertainment

The Society of Mississippi Archivists (SMA) announces the unveiling of its organizational page on the social networking site Facebook.

 

Bold print: Two, Columbus artists are among nation's notable printmakers in new book

Posted 5/15/2010 in Columns

They hail from across the United States -- Australia and England, as well. Sixty-three contemporary printmakers whose work was chosen to document in the just-released "Printmakers Today," a 256-page full color compendium on those who create "museum quality work" while translating an ancient art with 21st century vision and technical skill.

 

Adele Elliott: Bitter tears

Posted 5/15/2010 in Columns

"'If seven maids with seven mops; Swept it for half a year; Do you suppose,' the Walrus said; 'That they could get it clear?'; 'I doubt it,' said the Carpenter; And shed a bitter tear." When Lewis Carroll wrote "The Walrus and the Carpenter" in 1865, this stanza was referring to "great quantities of sand." He could not have known how many bitter tears would be shed over beach cleanup.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Finders keepers, losers weepers

Posted 5/15/2010 in Columns

While eating lunch in my car at the city parking lot across from the Baptist church, I spotted a small boy about the age of 4 walking with great purpose. He was on the sidewalk passing by "Fourth Estate."

 

 

David Creel: Sizzling style, with a bang!

Posted 5/15/2010 in Columns

Bangs are a surefire way to accessorize the season. Snip, snip, snipping is so last year and trims are passť.

 

 

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