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The first “Gown a Gal” event fills wishes, brings smiles

Posted 3/6/2010 in Entertainment

 “I love it! I love it!” The exclamation rang out frequently as Megan Brown was everywhere at once, complimenting girls as they pirouetted in front of full-length mirrors in the former Lia Fashions building in Columbus Feb. 27. The Columbus Air Force Base spouse and a squadron of volunteers, most of them affiliated with CAFB, may not have looked much like Walt Disney’s plump, gray-haired fairy godmother in “Cinderella,” but they had her generosity down pat.

 

David Creel: Happy Birthday, my beautiful friend

Posted 3/6/2010 in Columns

She is, quite simply, the personification of class. She doesn’t need to shout to be heard. When she speaks, people intuitively listen.

 

 

Roger Truesdale: Backroads and hellos

Posted 3/6/2010 in Columns

“I once was lost But now I’m found.” “Amazing Grace,” by John Newton I can get lost anywhere. I have no sense of direction.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Giving a hoot

Posted 3/6/2010 in Columns

We had an owl emergency in our neighborhood last weekend. My neighbor, “Farmer” Greg, found an injured bird on his property in Artesia.

 

 

Friends’ book sale set, volunteers needed

Posted 3/6/2010 in Entertainment

The annual spring Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held at Leigh Mall in Columbus Friday, March 26, from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, March 27, from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

 

Ala Carte Alice: Former Golden Triangle restaurateurs help everyone feel like a Southern chef

Posted 3/3/2010 in Food

You may have seen them in gift and specialty shops. Small brown packages filled with big taste and boasting eye-catching yellow and red labels reading Ala Carte Alice.

 

Time to roll up sleeves for Clean Sweep Columbus

Posted 2/27/2010 in Entertainment

Clean Sweep Columbus, a Great American Cleanup Event, is almost here, and the LINK’d Young Professionals are searching for volunteers to help clean the Friendly City Saturday, March 20.

 

 

Look what you can learn at the Everything Garden Expo

Posted 2/27/2010 in Entertainment

The Second Annual Everything Garden Expo set for March 6-7 at the Mississippi Horse Park in Starkville will offer participants a variety of educational opportunities, along with a wide variety of vendors.

 

‘Calvin Waters’ earns Mag Film Fest Tibbett award

Posted 2/27/2010 in Entertainment

When Andrew Colom picked up a pen to write his first short film, “The Flight of Calvin Waters,” he set in motion a long and sometimes bumpy journey that led to a worth-it-all moment Feb. 20.

A dog's life: One area pup’s tale of making it to Westminster

Posted 2/27/2010 in Entertainment

It’s been billed as the Super Bowl for pooches, the canine Academy Awards. Westminster is definitely the dog world’s big time.

 

Adele Elliott: Scotty

Posted 2/27/2010 in Columns

This week the world seemed a bit quieter. Columbus is saying goodbye to a favorite, truly beloved, adopted son. His name is Scotty Daniels. Most of us knew him as Scotty D.

 

 

Lelia Kelly: Chase away winter blues with blooming houseplants

Posted 2/27/2010 in Columns

This time of year can be hard on gardeners.

 

 

Betty Stone: People to admire

Posted 2/27/2010 in Columns

Recently, Pearl Holt died. I did not know her well, only in passing.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Forty days, no cookies

Posted 2/27/2010 in Columns

 

 

David Creek: Lipstick has come a long way, baby!

Posted 2/27/2010 in Columns

Did you know the history of “lipstick” began with Cleopatra VII, ancient Egypt’s last pharaoh, who reigned between 51 and 30 B.C. and is perhaps most famous for her romances with Roman hotties Julius Caesar and Mark Antony?

 

Rufus Ward: Tombigbee River: What does it mean?

Posted 2/27/2010 in Columns

I recently spoke to the Rotary Club in Columbus about steamboats on the Tombigbee River. That presentation resulted in my being questioned about the origin of the name Tombigbee. “Where did that name come from and what does it mean?”

Casserole Kitchen: Starkville food ministry feeds body and soul

Posted 2/24/2010 in Food

There are any number of things teenage boys might be doing on a Saturday morning — sleeping in, playing video games, shooting hoops. But on at least the third Saturday of every month, one group of young men is busy giving back to the community.

Warp and weft: MUW offers a rare opportunity to learn a timeless art

Posted 2/20/2010 in Entertainment

It may have been an intricate spider web, or perhaps a sturdy bird’s nest. No one is quite sure what inspired early man to experiment with weaving, but archaeologists think it’s probably the first craft developed by humans.

 

Volunteers sought for Camp Rising Sun

Posted 2/20/2010 in Entertainment

For 22 years, Camp Rising Sun has provided children with cancer the opportunity to participate in a traditional summer camp. Volunteers who give their time, talent and resources make the camp possible.

 

 

MUW’s Smart Start Series benefits women in business

Posted 2/20/2010 in Entertainment

Mississippi University for Women will host the 2010 Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship Smart Start Series.

 

 

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