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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.

 

 

OCC figures in: Area center has highest growth

Posted 1/16/2010 in Entertainment

Operation Christmas Child figures are in, and they show the Columbus Collection Center experienced the highest growth in boxes collected in the state of Mississippi, according to area coordinator Nelda Brown.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Smile therapy

Posted 1/16/2010 in Columns

This new year is getting off to a very bleak start. We are still grieving over the apartment fire in Starkville and sending prayers to Haiti.

 

 

Betty Stone: Your own opus magnus

Posted 1/16/2010 in Columns

I am on a crusade. I think it is not one that would come to your mind immediately, but something that would provide every family with a precious document.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Bell wins the prize

Posted 1/16/2010 in Columns

“Some people think the Internet is the best invention in the world,” Laura stated, “but it’s not. It’s the telephone.”

 

Mm. Mm soup: National Soup Month celebrates America’s comfort food

Posted 1/13/2010 in Food

From rich cream soups like bisques and chowders, to lower-calorie broth-based consommés, wonderful soups are a great way to warm up through the long, cold days of winter. So it’s no wonder the soup industry taps January as National Soup Month.

 

Rob Hardy: Googled

Posted 1/12/2010 in Columns

It might be that right now, a couple of guys in a garage are coming up with the next big thing, an item of software or hardware that is going to change our way of doing things or looking at the world. This is just what Bill Gates, head of Microsoft, used to say he worried about. And then it happened. Maybe leaders at Google now worry about the same sort of thing. After all, Sergey Brin and Larry Page were just a couple of young nerds tinkering with a new idea for a search engine in 1998, and now everyone knows what Google is and many people use it in some fashion everyday.

 

 

Rob Hardy: The good life in Newport

Posted 1/12/2010 in Columns

There is no city in America that has so extraordinary a history as Newport, R.I. This is chiefly due to its being a destination for visits, first by well-heeled New Yorkers and Southerners in the 1850s, and then most famously by the rich society swells who installed showplace mansions especially along the magnificent rugged coastline, and then by tourists who come to see the mansions. The mansions (erected by rich people who enjoyed the ironic humor of calling them “cottages”) and the society within them are not the whole Newport story, but any social history of the city is going to concentrate on them.

 

 

Unity breakfast, procession help mark King celebrations in Golden Triangle

Posted 1/9/2010 in Entertainment

While Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored with a four-day Dream 365 celebration in Columbus, events are also planned in Starkville and West Point.

 

 

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