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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.

 

 

First Book taking applications for book distributions to children

Posted 11/23/2009 in Entertainment

The Greater Golden Triangle Advisory Board for First Book, a national organization which provides free books to children in economic need, is accepting applications for book distributions to be given to those residing in Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Clay and Noxubee Counties.

 

MUW’s ‘A Christmas Pudding’ makes merry with songs and readings

Posted 11/23/2009 in Entertainment

‘Tis the season for song and merriment. The Mississippi University for Women Department of Music and Theatre will deliver just that with “A Christmas Pudding,” by David Birney, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 3-4. This Christmas celebration told in songs, stories, poems and tales by Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Emily Dickinson, Shakespeare, Shaw, Longfellow, St. Luke and others takes place at 7:30 p.m. nightly in Cromwell Theatre on campus.

Stop Hunger Now offers volunteer opportunity today

Posted 11/23/2009 in Entertainment

“As I try to sum up what I’ve seen, smelled, tasted and touched in the past two weeks here in Eburru, words fall short of describing the desperation of the situation here. The livelihoods of all living in this town and surrounding area are perilous, and if conditions do not improve, death is certain for many ... ”

A Rebel goes to the Dawgs: Rivalries aside, this Rebel pup got a second chance at life through vet care in Bulldog country

Posted 11/23/2009 in Entertainment

“Don’t tell them you’re a Rebel,” Tommy Walker whispered to his son’s badly-injured dog, Tayson, as they approached the entrance to Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

 

Have a Victorian Christmas at Northport’s Dickens Downtown

Posted 11/23/2009 in Entertainment

NORTHPORT, Ala. — The streets and shops of historic downtown Northport, Ala., will once again come alive with music, children’s activities and holiday decor at the 20th annual Dickens Downtown Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 5-8 p.m.

 

 

‘American Idol’ stars to perform in Oxford

Posted 11/23/2009 in Entertainment

OXFORD — For one night only, “American Idol” stars are set to perform an array of holiday favorites at the University of Mississippi.

 

 

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