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Betty Stone: Better late than never

Posted 1/30/2010 in Columns

I hope that “better late than never” is a truism, because with the rush of the recent holidays, I let a significant anniversary slip by.

 

 

Lelia Kelly: Plan early for beautiful landscape designs

Posted 1/30/2010 in Columns

Even though it’s cold outside, now is a good time to stroll through your yard with pencil and paper in hand, noting what worked and what didn’t in your landscape last year. Viewing it during the bare-bones winter season will help you see where changes should be made.

 

 

Anne Freeze: Oyster season

Posted 1/27/2010 in Columns

It’s oyster season, and I’m hankering for a trip to Apalachicola for an oyster orgy. I’ve only been to this part of Florida — the Forgotten Panhandle, as it’s known — once several years ago on a Southern Foodways Alliance field trip. Terry and I spent three days with others learning about the challenges facing the U.S. oystermen, going out with them on their boats, with tongs, shucking oysters, eating oysters, smoking mullet and worm grunting (hunting for earthworms). I came home with a deeper appreciation of these men and women and the hard work they do.

 

With toasts and traditional dishes, Golden Triangle Celts honor Robbie Burns

Posted 1/27/2010 in Food

The Golden Triangle Celts’ celebration in Starkville Saturday would have pleased The Bard himself. And we don’t mean Master Shakespeare. In Scotland, that title refers to 18th-century poet and lyricist Robbie (or Rabbie) Burns, voted in 2009 by that nation’s people as the Greatest Scot — narrowly edging out patriot William Wallace in a poll conducted by Scottish Television.

MUW’s Gordy Honors Series features Chuck D and many more

Posted 1/23/2010 in Entertainment

The Gordy Honors Forum Series opens Thursday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. at Nissan Auditorium in Parkinson Hall on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. The Forums Series continues through April presenting lectures, films and undergraduate research.

Cabaret Night to feature New York chanteuse

Posted 1/23/2010 in Entertainment

If you’re looking to forget the winter blahs, Feb. 6 will offer a full evening of dinner and dancing, highlighted by a New York vocal artist to entertain with songs from a nostalgic era.

 

TWT to hold Feb. 4 auditions for ‘Sweet Bird of Youth’

Posted 1/23/2010 in Entertainment

The Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes held in Columbus each September has become known for presenting quality theatrical performances. The 2010 event slated for Sept. 5-12 will be no exception.

 

Lyceum Series to present Chamber Orchestra Kremlin

Posted 1/23/2010 in Entertainment

STARKVILLE — Featuring some of Russia’s finest young string players, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin performs Monday, Feb. 15, at Mississippi State University

 

Aldersgate will host The Baddour Center’s Miracles

Posted 1/23/2010 in Entertainment

The Miracles, a choir of musically-gifted adults with intellectual disabilities, will perform at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 820 Evergreen St., in Starkville Sunday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m.

 

W student nominated for Miss Africa USA scholarship pageant

Posted 1/23/2010 in Entertainment

Janet Grace Choongo of Jackson, a senior legal studies major at the Mississippi University for Women, has been nominated to compete in the Annual Miss Africa USA Scholarship Pageant.

Opening the great outdoors, creating heart-changing moments

Posted 1/23/2010 in Entertainment

A crisp morning, rich with the promise of sunshine and wood smoke, greeted 13-year-old Christopher Wrench and his friends staying at the Plum Nellie deer camp in southeast Lowndes County. It was going to be another good day.

 

Adele Elliott: Mardi Gras mambo

Posted 1/23/2010 in Columns

I got a strange phone message this week: “Miss Moonpie has taken down her Christmas garlands.” Most folks don’t feel the need to announce the ups and downs of their holiday décor. But, I had given her a gentle ribbing about leaving them up so long. She thought I should be informed.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: When is enough, enough?

Posted 1/23/2010 in Columns

Seems like everyone I talk to is doing some form of “cutting back” on expenses. I am no exception. Over the years I’ve gotten the reputation for frugality. My mom said I acquired this attribute after leaving home because I certainly never had it while living with them. I say, “Better late than never.”

 

 

4-H youth given a chance to serve state government

Posted 1/23/2010 in Columns

MISSISSIPPI STATE — Four qualified 4-H’ers who want to learn more about Mississippi government will have the chance to be legislative pages for oMISSISSIPPI STATE — Four qualified 4-H’ers who want to learn more about Mississippi government will have the chance to be legislative pages for one week in March for the Mississippi Senate or House of Representatives.ne week in March for the Mississippi Senate or House of Representatives.

 

 

Rob Hardy: Tzara and Lenin play chess

Posted 1/20/2010 in Columns

If you are like me, you always pay attention when Andrei Codrescu recites a commentary on National Public Radio.

 

 

Rob Hardy: 'An Infinity of Things'

Posted 1/20/2010 in Columns

Collecting things is a human trait that almost anyone participates in.

 

What a crock!: Move over pot roast — just look what a slow cooker can do

Posted 1/20/2010 in Food

Ever since the Rival Company bought Naxon Utilities 39 years ago and reintroduced its “all-purpose cooker” under the Crock-Pot name in 1971, Americans have carried on a love affair with their slow cookers.

Flenorl to speak at Growth Alliance’s annual banquet

Posted 1/16/2010 in Entertainment

The West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance will hold its 84th annual banquet Thursday at the West Point Civic Center, 130 Sixth St., at 6 p.m.

Changing landscapes: This farmers’ friend has witnessed an evolution, now wages his toughest battle

Posted 1/16/2010 in Entertainment

Cecil Robertson may have stopped picking cotton at 18, but that didn’t stop him from becoming the go-to guy local farmers and gardeners still call up at home a half-century later for answers to their questions.

 

Jr. Miss contestants vie for scholarships

Posted 1/16/2010 in Entertainment

They come from different backgrounds and different schools, but they all have a common characteristic — the desire to succeed.

 

 

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