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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?


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.


Adele Elliott: Lent

Posted 2/20/2010 in Columns

I am packing up my Mardi Gras décor, storing ornaments and masks and beads in a well-marked box until next year. It is with great reluctance that I put these things out of sight. Chris and I never get tired of the fleur de lis, or that weird color combination of purple, green and gold.



Shannon Bardwell: Leaping lizards

Posted 2/20/2010 in Columns

Sometimes you can’t go to the river to fish. It’s too high or too muddy or too cold; it’s too late or too something. That’s when Sam and I started fishing in the prairie pond. I had to learn a different kind of fishing because there’s no crappie in the prairie pond.


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.



David Creel: The little black dress

Posted 2/20/2010 in Columns

Think Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” as the minx becomes the young lover. Think Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, especially the pre-Onassis period. Think Jane Wyman descending the stairs of Falcon Crest as the grand dame of 1980s television or your own mother preparing for a country club luncheon with the girls.



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.


MUW offers playful take on ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Posted 2/20/2010 in Entertainment

One of William Shakespeare’s most whimsical and popular works, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” will come to life Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the creative hands of the Mississippi University for Women Department of Music and Theatre.

Heritage Academy students help Haiti

Posted 2/20/2010 in Entertainment

A simple e-mail started it all. Kathy Cadden of Operation Ukraine notified Beth Lucas of Heritage Academy about the organization’s dire need, as she worked to collect supplies to aid those affected by the Haitian earthquake.


Rob Hardy: And they were wonderful teachers

Posted 2/16/2010 in Columns

When we think of the American witch hunts of the 1950s, we are right to remember Joe McCarthy and the un-American pursuit of citizens who didn’t have the right political ideas. There were other sides to the persecutions, however, less famous but still historically significant.



Author returns to Columbus with new novel

Posted 2/14/2010 in Entertainment

Joe Lee, a Starkville native and a graduate of Mississippi State University, will sign copies of his new suspense thriller, “The Magnolia Triangle” (Dogwood Press, 2009), at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m.



Betty Stone: Valentine love

Posted 2/14/2010 in Columns



Cinderella’s closet is open

Posted 2/14/2010 in About Town

A local philanthropic group, The Cinderella Project of Lowndes County, will be conducting its first annual “Gown a Gal” dress distribution Saturday, Feb. 27, at the former Lia Fashions building on Highway 45 North in Columbu



Local group off to Vancouver as Olympic volunteers

Posted 2/14/2010 in About Town

Fairview Baptist Church associate minister Tommy Gillon and a group of volunteers from Columbus are in the center of the Olympic action in Vancouver.



David Creel: If I could turn back time

Posted 2/14/2010 in Columns

Beauty is ageless.



Caledonia seniors offered scholarship opportunity

Posted 2/14/2010 in About Town

This spring, one graduate of Caledonia High School will receive a $1,500 scholarship from the Shelter Insurance Foundation. The award will be sponsored and partially funded by local Shelter agent John Longmire.


A Victorian Valentine tea party serves up cookies and etiquette

Posted 2/14/2010 in Entertainment

“It is the social event of the season ... for 3, 4 and 5-year-olds,” Edwina Williams smiles.


Adele Elliott: Secret loves

Posted 2/14/2010 in Columns

February is a romantic month, or so they tell us.



From Carnegie Hall to Columbus, African Children’s Choir spreads a joyful noise

Posted 2/14/2010 in Entertainment

They may be small in stature, but their combined voices and joyful spirit soar. The internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir brings a “Journey of Hope” to the Golden Triangle Saturday, March 6.



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