LIFESTYLES

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Treasured tribute

Posted 12/5/2009 in Entertainment

Brenda Caradine returned from New York bearing a hat box she handled with great care. Inside, lay a laurel wreaththat almost 27 years earlier, had lain on Tennessee Williams’ body, and later his coffin, on the day of his funeral in 1983.

 

Beck’s ‘Battle of Okolona: Defending the Mississippi Prairie’ debuts

Posted 12/5/2009 in Entertainment

Near the site of the historic Civil War conflict, Friends of the Battle of Okolona will host a book signing for Dr. Brandon H. Beck’s latest release, “The Battle of Okolona: Defending the Mississippi Prairie.

 

Artists’ works featured in Starkville’s one-of-a-kind artists’ showcase

Posted 12/5/2009 in Entertainment

A collection of works by local artists will be showcased in the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Gallery at 200 Main St. through the month of December.

 

Shannon Bardwell: Grave discoveries

Posted 12/5/2009 in Columns

My little basket of cemetery tools seemed woefully inadequate as I faced a stalk as tall as me growing right out of the middle of the gravesite. I had just driven two hours to clean and decorate the grave, but for this job I would possibly need power tools.

 

 

Betty Stone: Handel’s ‘Messiah’ — a tradition is born

Posted 12/5/2009 in Columns

This year marks the 250th anniversary of Handel’s death.

 

 

Adele Elliott: A classic Christmas

Posted 12/5/2009 in Columns

I have the perfect antidote for the sort of stress that makes folks wish for a prescription of tranquilizers.

 

Teens get real with newest JA service project

Posted 12/5/2009 in About Town

Columbus High School juniors got a taste of the real world when Junior Auxiliary of Columbus hosted a Reality Fair recently for 253 students.

 

Rainwater program explores Christmas sky lore Friday

Posted 12/5/2009 in About Town

On Friday, Dec.11, at 7 p.m., the Rainwater Astronomical Association will present a revised version of its traditional program for the Christmas season.

 

 

Shaw is promoted to research vice president at MSU

Posted 12/5/2009 in About Town

A veteran Mississippi State University faculty member and research scientist is being named vice president for research and economic development at the land-grant institution.

 

Holidays send this Lowndes County cook into candy-making mode

Posted 12/2/2009 in Food

Few things inspire a bona fide candymaker like the holidays. For Jeanette Basson, the advent of Thanksgiving and Christmas sends her straight to the high-ceilinged kitchen of her family’s 1835 Lowndes County farmhouse near the Alabama state line.

 

Michael Feldman’s ‘Whad’Ya Know?’ to broadcast live from Columbus

Posted 11/28/2009 in Entertainment

Michael Feldman brings his popular public radio show to Rent Auditorium in Columbus for a live broadcast Saturday, Dec. 12. This will be Feldman’s first trip to enjoy the Southern hospitality of the Golden Triangle region.

 

 

Christmas Festival brings Bethlehem to life

Posted 11/28/2009 in Entertainment

Bright, colorful paper and fancy bows might add to the glitz and glamour associated with the holiday season. But if you were able to take your family back over 2,000 years to the streets of Bethlehem, the true reason for the season could be found.

 

 

Veteran professor named head of MSU forestry

Posted 11/28/2009 in Entertainment

A 24-year-veteran faculty member is the new head of the Mississippi State University’s forestry department. Andrew Ezell will assume his new duties Dec. 1, leading the only four-year forestry degree program in the state.

 

 

‘Edam-up’ Christmas at MSU’s cheese store

Posted 11/28/2009 in Entertainment

The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station Sales Store located on Mississippi State University’s campus offers several ways to help with the gift list, as well as the Christmas feast — with cheese and other holiday specialties.

 

Autumn reflections: Photography by Chris Jenkins

Posted 11/28/2009 in Entertainment

Autumn’s poetry is seen in its colors, shapes and benevolent shadows in ever-shortening days. Professional photographer Chris Jenkins, of Mississippi University for Women’s Office of Public Affairs, recently captured these images of Mother Nature’s handiwork. Cypress stands at Friendship Cemetery, wooded fields on Officers Lake Road and areas of downtown Columbus offered glimpses of the season’s finale.

 

Holidays call for caution with Fido and Fluffy

Posted 11/28/2009 in Entertainment

Holidays present special situations that are dangerous for pets. Seasonal holiday foods are rich in calories, fat or seasonings. Some treats, such as those that are chocolate or contain it, can seriously damage a pet’s internal system or even cause the pet to die.

 

Wreath auction to benefit CAC and Link’d Young Professionals

Posted 11/28/2009 in Columns

With glittering baubles, bows — and even a doggie bone or two — a four-day silent auction Dec. 1-4 at the Rosenzweig Arts Center should make it a snap to deck the halls this Christmas season. Twenty decorated wreaths will go to the highest bidder, and lend support to two good causes at the same time.

 

Adele Elliott: Music notes

Posted 11/28/2009 in Columns

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas ... and, perhaps a bit too soon. Chris and I, along with our array of “usual suspects,” fought the too, too early onset of shopping, and business-type, must-attends this week. We took in two very cool concerts, both with thematic locales quite far from the North Pole.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Straight shootin’ Sarah

Posted 11/28/2009 in Columns

I want to tell you about my aunt, the one that always said, “Geet?” meaning, “Did you eat?” I’m only going to say that she lived in a Southern town that had an annual pilgrimage, and she lived in one of those old houses downtown and the house was said to have a ghost. My mother always said, “That Aunt Sarah is a bird,” which meant that she was eccentric or a “character.”

 

 

Roger Truesdale: Elvis and the Taliban

Posted 11/28/2009 in Columns

Before our president, the Joint Chiefs and the National Security Council make their final decision about Afghanistan, getting us deeper into our hunt for Osama Bin Laden or obliterating the Taliban, they would be well-served to buy me a plane ticket to come brief them on Elvis.

 

 

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