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Performance artist from Ohio seeks local voices

Posted 6/17/2011 in Community

Artist Robert Ladislas Derr is searching for one to three community members interested in singing "Christopher Columbus," a short song by 1950s pop artist Guy Mitchell about the legendary 15-century explorer, for his 10 town multi-media project, Discovering Columbus.



David Creel: A touch of glamour for everyday wear

Posted 6/17/2011 in Columns

Have you ever heard the expression "tarantula eyes"? Well, I have, and images of longer-than-life lashes from old mascara commercials still reverberate in my memory.



Free Thursday concert will feature Civil War music

Posted 6/17/2011 in Entertainment

A nationally recognized Alabama musician will present a June 23 concert of Civil War tunes at Mississippi State University as part of his role in the university's first Social Studies Teachers' Institute.



Starkville's Pilot club to install kids' music trail

Posted 6/17/2011 in Community

Thanks to efforts by the Starkville Pilot Club, children visiting McKee Park on Lynn Lane will soon be hearing -- and making -- the sounds of music.



Table Talk tackles organic farming

Posted 6/17/2011 in Entertainment

Scott Enlow, USDA certified organic farmer and owner of Black Creek Farms, is the June 22 speaker at the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and Hitching Lot Farmers' Market Table Talk series.



Art 'in little' exhibit to visit Columbus library

Posted 6/17/2011 in Community

The Miniature Artists of America's traveling exhibition of miniature art will be on display at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library July 1 through Aug. 31.



Adele Elliott: A day for our fathers

Posted 6/17/2011 in Columns

My father has been gone 12 years, now. Still, that essay never fails to make me a bit weepy. Today we are all thinking about our fathers, and about that delicate relationship between a man and his child. Mothers are perceived to be the first-class parent. It is usually a more intimate bond, and somehow easier. Fathers must be disciplinarians. "Just wait 'til your father gets home!" is every mother's threat. Fathers dispense punishment. Mothers soothe the hurt. Who would want the father's role?


By hand, by heart: Working with wood seals bond between father and son

Posted 6/17/2011 in Community

As the afternoon waned, George Dyson Sr. sat in the softening light, rhythmically burnishing the handle of a wooden spoon he made years ago -- before the heart attacks, before the strokes. With each methodic pass of wood on wood, the deep, umber-colored bois d'arc handle released a glow, preening in the hands of its maker.


'Voice of the Bulldogs' Jack Cristil to be honored Monday

Posted 6/17/2011 in Community

The public ceremony officially dedicating a portion of U.S. Highway 82 in honor of legendary Mississippi State sports announcer Jack Cristil takes place Monday on the university campus.


The herbal factor: Elevate your cooking with herbs

Posted 6/15/2011 in Food

Dr. Lelia Kelly knows her herbs. The Mississippi State University Extension Service consumer horticulture specialist grew and sold them commercially before coming on board at MSU. When she pronounces herbs the multipurpose plants of the 21st century, it's with good reason.


Rob Hardy: The Lady Anatomist

Posted 6/13/2011 in Columns

In the gothic thriller "The Mysteries of Udolpho" (1794), the mysteries consist of distinguishing the real from the supernatural, and one of the scary visions seen by the heroine Emily was a body in grave clothes, being eaten by worms. She really saw it, and the author reflects, "On such an object, it will be readily believed, that no person could endure to look twice." Is it a horrific supernatural vision, or is it a mere waxwork?


Shannon Bardwell: Rules about fishing

Posted 6/13/2011 in Columns

Sam has a passion for fishing. I was thinking about that while a local official was asking me questions about where and how Sam fishes. He oughta know that I can't tell him anything. It tickles me to hear Sam on the river and a fisherman idles up beside us.


Ask Rufus: Peaceful withdrawal: 'No personal antagonism'

Posted 6/11/2011 in Columns



Generals forever: Lee Class of '46 holds 65th reunion

Posted 6/10/2011 in Community

The S.D. Lee High School Class of 1946 held its first reunion in 1976, 30 years after graduation. It was determined at that time to meet every five years, and we did, until the last one at Lake Norris in 2001.



JA of Columbus garners regional recognition

Posted 6/10/2011 in Community

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus has been recognized across the Southern region as a leader in community service.



MUW student and Columbus High student meet for cultural exchange

Posted 6/10/2011 in Community

When Sarah Harmon, a 17-year-old honor student at Columbus High School, leaves for a foreign mission trip to India and Nepal later this month, she will be equipped with some valuable information.


Table Talk serves up the buzz on bees

Posted 6/10/2011 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and Hitching Lot Farmers' Market present Birney Imes, avid amateur beekeeper and editor/publisher of The Commercial Dispatch, as the featured speaker at the June 15 Table Talk series.


Betty Stone: Crop circles?

Posted 6/10/2011 in Columns

Remember crop circles? Not too many years ago mysterious circles began to appear on crop lands in England, then later in the U.S. and perhaps elsewhere. I don't know; at the time I didn't give them much thought. But some people did.



Adele Elliott: Meet market

Posted 6/10/2011 in Columns

In one of my fantasies, I am a matchmaker. This is a big problem for Chris, because he is a strong proponent of minding-your-own-business. And that disparity in thinking is only one example of the vast differences between men and women.


Have couch? Will travel: A veteran traveler and friends talk CouchSurfing

Posted 6/10/2011 in Community

Stephanie Holcombe is a "yes" woman -- and proud of it. "Yes" to exploring. "Yes" to learning. "Yes" to new experiences. Her worn passport is evidence enough.


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