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Oktibbeha museum gears up for a night of yee-haw and bling

Posted 7/27/2013 in Community

Pull out the boots and shine up the jewelry because the Friends of the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum are planning a night of sparkling, western-themed fun. Denin and Diamonds, a fundraiser to benefit the museum, is set for Friday, Aug. 9, at the Shrine Club in Starkville.

Healthy corn crepes go sweet or savory (and wait'll you taste them stuffed with summer fruit)

Posted 7/24/2013 in Food

One of the earliest French culinary imports to make a dent in America was the crepe. As a kid in New York during the '60s, I remember dining with my family at quite a few creperies. I also remember the black steel crepe pan my folks bought, a token of their desire to make crepes at home every once in a while.


A 1-minute gazpacho and a versatile take on sushi

Posted 7/24/2013 in Food



KFC drops bones, Colonel in upmarket restaurant

Posted 7/24/2013 in Food


Art in the Alley: A window on the past augments Catfish Alley's revitalization

Posted 7/20/2013 in Community

There are kids in high school in Columbus right now who don't have any idea about the history of Catfish Alley or what makes it special," said Alex Stelioes-Wills. The Mississippi University for Women associate professor of art would like to change that.

Comedy to reign at West Point's madcap dinner theater

Posted 7/20/2013 in Entertainment

Old man Farnsworth's millions are up for grabs in Judge Judy's Peoples Night Court, where audience members become plaintiffs, defendants and jury in a comedic send-up of all those TV court shows.

Venues partner to offer blues week immersion

Posted 7/20/2013 in Entertainment

Blues music is one of Mississippi's indigenous treasures -- and one of its greatest exports. The Columbus Arts Council and area venues will partner July 23-27 for a five-day blues immersion that begins with a free seminar and ends with a diddley bow-making workshop.


Community Calendar for the week of July 21, 2013

Posted 7/20/2013 in Entertainment


Southern Gardening: Next spring, plant three flowers for summer color

Posted 7/20/2013 in Columns

I've been getting a lot of questions from homeowners who want to add some color to landscapes in the middle of this hot and humid summer. My answer brings bad news.


Being beautiful: Beauty gadgets even Judy Jetson would love

Posted 7/20/2013 in Columns

Just the other day at one of my favorite flea markets, I walked right up on a machine that I had only "heard tell of" from my mama. It was a vintage salon hair dryer complete with chrome hood; the letters that once read "on/off" faded long ago.



Adele Elliott: Climate control

Posted 7/20/2013 in Columns

I am not a fan of the month of July. I dislike August even more. Meteorologists report that of the two, July is worse. My very unscientific opinion, based on decades of experience, tells me that this is not true. I stand by my conviction that August is the most terrible month.



Area annual MSU send-off events are just ahead

Posted 7/20/2013 in Community

Mississippi State alumni groups will host send-off parties for local students around the country who are enrolling in the university for the first time.



Columbus Arts Council receives MAC grant

Posted 7/20/2013 in Community


Police Department's ball to raise funds for Night Out and toy drive

Posted 7/20/2013 in Community

In the normal course of things, officers of the Columbus Police Department would just as soon not encounter masked citizens at night. But Friday, July 26 will be an exception. In fact, they encourage it.


Out and About for the week of July 21, 2013

Posted 7/20/2013 in Community

The Golden Triangle is within easy traveling distance of some of the best entertainment in the South. Support arts and entertainment at home, and when you're on the road, these might pique your interest.


CAC presents Pierce Pettis in concert

Posted 7/17/2013 in Entertainment

When your finely-wrought songs have been recorded by the likes of Joan Baez, Art Garfunkel and Garth Brooks, it's a fair bet you're doing something right. Pierce Pettis has been doing it right for decades.

Summer's friend green tomatoes: Try this sour and savory duo fit for the picnic basket

Posted 7/17/2013 in Food

When I was growing up in Virginia, one of the signs of summer I anticipated most was the appearance of fat green tomatoes on the vines in our garden. We picked them well before they started to blush, dipped the thick slices in egg and milk, dredged them with cornmeal, salt and pepper, then fried them in a skillet.


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