LIFESTYLES

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Shannon Bardwell: Life in the '50s lane

Posted 4/23/2011 in Columns

My neighbor said, "Don't you think Prairie life is like living in the '50s?" Her comment made me think about our lifestyle; physical labor and a slower pace is a good thing. When I move through life at a comfortable speed everyone around me is happier.

 

Celebrate, remember, fight back: Relay for Life inspires healing and hope in the battle against cancer

Posted 4/23/2011 in Community

Pat Wallace remembers the faces, those seven or eight people she shared the room with each time she went to the clinic for chemotherapy. Allies, usually unknown, united against a common enemy, connected to IVs sending infusions of powerful chemicals coursing toward their critical task.

 

Calling volunteers: Habitat's Women Build set for May 3

Posted 4/23/2011 in Community

In the days leading up to Mother's Day, construction crews of female volunteers will raise their hammers at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week April 30 through May 8. Lowe's and Columbus Lowndes Habitat for Humanity are looking for local women to volunteer for a day at the Habitat construction site during this nine-day event. Construction or home improvement experience is not necessary.

 

 

Voice students earn distinction

Posted 4/23/2011 in Community

Two Mississippi University for Women voice students sang recently in the student auditions held by the Mississippi chapter of National Association of Teachers of Singing.

 

Cattlemen's Association offers to 'do the cooking,' but you can too with these recipes

Posted 4/21/2011 in Food

Need a break from the kitchen? Looking for a little extra downtime? Mark your calendar for April 29-30 and let the Lowndes County Cattlemen's Association take over the grill.

 

Shannon Bardwell: Thorns, thistles and cormorants

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columns

My morning chores just increased by one. Cormorants have come to the lake, and I don't think fire ant bites could annoy Sam more. As he leaves in the morning I mount the Gator and head yonder.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: One that got away

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columns

That morning while putting out cat food, I noticed a possum in the critter trap. We had extra family at the house and everyone was scurrying to get to church.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Going wireless in the Prairie

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columns

The family's been touting the benefits of upgrading my computer and Internet. "It's so easy," they said.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Friends and neighbors

Posted 4/18/2011 in Columns

My college roommate called; we discussed our lives and I thought how far life is from "Ozzie and Harriet." Not that it's bad, just different.

 

 

Ean Evans to be remembered Tuesday

Posted 4/18/2011 in Entertainment

Friends and well-wishers are invited to a casual gathering at the Columbus Riverwalk Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. to remember the late Ean Evans of Columbus.

 

Ask Rufus: Lost landmarks of Columbus

Posted 4/16/2011 in Columns

Reading news accounts last week brought to mind the many landmarks that Columbus has lost.

Fairview marks 25th anniversary of dramatic Easter presentation

Posted 4/16/2011 in Entertainment

The Easter story is a timeless one, but for one Golden Triangle church, this particular Easter season marks a time milestone -- a 25th anniversary of sharing the wondrous story with thousands through drama and music.

Plans in high gear for Cotton District Arts Festival

Posted 4/16/2011 in Entertainment

Excitement is building as final preparations are made for the Cotton District Arts Festival that will bring music, art, dance, literature, cuisine and communities together Friday and Saturday in Starkville's historic Cotton District.

 

Dunkelberg to speak at Table Talk

Posted 4/16/2011 in Entertainment

Dr. Kendall Dunkelberg, professor of English and director of Creative Writing at Mississippi University for Women, will discuss formal poetry, focusing on the sonnet, at the April 20 Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Table Talk program.

 

Twangtown Paramours perform Friday

Posted 4/16/2011 in Entertainment

They take their name from the music mecca they call home, Nashville, Tenn. But don't make the assumption the Twangtown Paramours' repertoire follows a traditional country music recipe.

 

Adele Elliott: Forever young

Posted 4/16/2011 in Columns

It is said that, when we die, our life flashes before our eyes. We experience a sort of review, revealing our good deeds and a few things that might evoke regret. That may be true. But, in some ways, my life is already a constant re-run of events.

 

 

Betty Stone: Before the war

Posted 4/16/2011 in Columns

There is a lot of hoopla going on right now about the 150th anniversary of the start of the War Between the States. I thought it might be a good time to write about a little book Elayne Goodman leant me.

 

 

David Creel: Are feathers just for the birds?

Posted 4/16/2011 in Columns

Feathers in the hair? I was born and raised alongside roosters and hens, chasing them across the barnyard on my daddy's farm in rural Mississippi, and to tell the truth, never once thought of chicken feathers as a hair accessory.

 

 

School of Arts announces auditions

Posted 4/16/2011 in Community

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) will be holding additional auditions for both Dance and Visual Arts only May 26. Applications are due no later than May 13.

 

 

Art Outdoors workshops begin today in Starkville

Posted 4/15/2011 in Entertainment

Three art workshops this weekend at the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge will lead into the April 22-23 Cotton District Arts Festival.

 

 

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