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Breaking ground: Young gardeners learn good prep now yields good eats later

Posted 3/23/2011 in Food

"We like this a lot better than working in the house," 11-year-old Harrison Nasekos grins, taking a break from tilling a plot of loamy, brown earth at Palmer Home for Children on Columbus' Ninth Street South Monday.

Columbus woman followed Tennessee Williams since the first act

Posted 3/23/2011 in Entertainment

Ann Palmer, 92, of Columbus, was among a neighborhood group in Memphis, Tenn., to get a first glimpse at an amateur play by Tennessee Williams. It was the summer of 1935, just before Ann Palmer's 16th birthday. Tennessee Williams, then about 25, was in town visiting his grandparents.


MSU Ragtime Festival highlights to air on MPB

Posted 3/23/2011 in Entertainment

Mississippi Public Broadcasting viewers will have an opportunity to relive the sights and sounds of the 2010 Charles Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival when a special produced by the Mississippi State University Television Center airs March 24.


Big Band Theory brings rich music of simpler times to Tennessee Williams celebration

Posted 3/22/2011 in Entertainment

Do you long for the robust sound of the old-school big band? Or perhaps you've never heard the rich textures, strong melodies and varying dynamics of a large dance or jazz band.


Shannon Bardwell: Prize-winning obits

Posted 3/19/2011 in Columns

"Hi, my name is Sarah," said the lovely young women as she pulled up a chair beside me. We chatted, and I learned that Sarah was collecting information for obituaries, a topic dear to my heart. I confessed my love for obituaries. I have been known to read out-of-town, even out-of-state, obituaries just for the pleasure of it.



David Creel: Are you ready for your close-up?

Posted 3/19/2011 in Columns

Say "Cheese!" When it comes to being camera-ready, there are a few surefire ways to guarantee a picture-perfect result every time. I have worked alongside some of the best photographers, makeup artists and stylists in the business of "making pretty," so I have picked up a few tips along the way.



Ask Rufus: Fortress Columbus

Posted 3/19/2011 in Columns

A week ago I underwent major heart surgery at Baptist Hospital in Columbus. While the surgery could not have gone any better and the doctors, nurses and staff could not have been any more caring, I am an outdoors person who could only look out of a window while spending four days in the Critical Care Un


Welcome, Pilgrims: Columbus Air Force Base volunteers join in annual spring rite

Posted 3/19/2011 in Community

"We had probably been here only hours before someone was telling us about Pilgrimage," smiled Nancy Seguin Tuesday, the bell-shaped skirt of her emerald green gown swaying gently as she moved gracefully through the high-ceilinged parlor of Whitehall.

Pilot Club to celebrate 70th anniversary

Posted 3/19/2011 in Community

When Pilot Club of Columbus celebrates 70 years of service and friendship this week, no one will be more proud than Sara Noah. Nearing 90, Noah is the longest-tenured member of the civic club which was chartered Dec. 16, 1940.


MUW, Humane Society team up in fundraiser

Posted 3/19/2011 in Community

Mississippi University for Women's Office of Community Service has partnered with the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society to help raise money for the shelter's new building fund.


Columbus receives gift of Williams furniture

Posted 3/19/2011 in Community

In Monday's dark, pre-dawn hours, a U-Haul truck and a car occupied by four early risers pulled out of The Friendly City on a mission. The volunteers bound for Collinsville, Ill., very near St. Louis, returned after midnight with a cargo they considered precious -- a collection of furniture from the estate of Edwina Dakin Williams, Tennessee Williams' mother.


MSU equips volunteers to be money mentors

Posted 3/18/2011 in Community

Those interested in learning to help people in their community cope with tough financial situations and become wise consumers should plan on attending a Mississippi State University videoconference April 15.


March munchie madness: Liven up tourney season with these recipes

Posted 3/16/2011 in Food

Even if your team isn't among the 68 with an invite to the Big Dance, there's no reason not to join the fray. For a Final Four fete with the whole gang over, food should be uncomplicated to eat and TV-tray friendly. Tennessee Williams' 100th Birthday, Marked in Columbus, Miss. (link)

Posted 3/15/2011 in Community



Adele Elliott: The party's over

Posted 3/12/2011 in Columns

Last weekend was a wild one in Columbus. We celebrated Mardi Gras downtown, turning Main and Fifth Streets into a mini French Quarter, with bands and artists and horse-drawn carriages. Saturday night, the Kudzu Social Aid and Pleasure Club took to the streets, with a costumed procession fashioned after the walking krewes of New Orleans.



David Creel: Pick the pixie for a sultry spring

Posted 3/12/2011 in Columns

The pixie has made a comeback! For some, such as Halle Berry and Sharon Stone, it was never gone, but a new generation of Hollywood starlets have been seen around town with a newer, more edgy version all their own.



JA of Columbus announces court, pages for annual charity ball

Posted 3/12/2011 in Columns

An annual rite of spring is just around the corner. The 61st annual Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball will take place Saturday, April 2, at Trotter Convention Center.


Otaku: Fascination with anime takes local artist to the source

Posted 3/12/2011 in Community

"Otaku" is a term to describe those obsessed with anime, the Japanese animation art form. Tracey Seals would probably be the first to admit she falls squarely under the heading.


Extension Service will host genealogy fair

Posted 3/12/2011 in Community

Many Mississippians love exploring their family's past, and an upcoming statewide interactive video conference will bring experts on genealogical topics to county Extension offices.



MUW students garner awards at collegiate art exhibition

Posted 3/12/2011 in Community

More than a dozen awards were presented recently at the Mississippi Collegiate Art Exhibition held at Mississippi University for Women.



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