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Anne's Kitchen: A favorite: Chicken and dumplings

Posted 1/13/2016 in Food

I don't understand why, but I never tasted chicken and dumplings until I was an adult.


'A beautiful language': A mother's story inspires an opportunity to broaden the conversation

Posted 1/9/2016 in Community

Merrill Rosamond's perception of communication underwent a sea change in 1974. That's the year her eldest daughter was born in Florida. Any hearing impairment wasn't immediately apparent, but as time passed, telltale signs surfaced. Medical evaluations confirmed it. The sweet baby had been born deaf.

An evening of Kakizome offered Tuesday

Posted 1/9/2016 in Entertainment

A "Taste of Art" class Tuesday evening at the Rosenzweig Arts Center offers participants a unique way of welcoming 2016. The Columbus Arts Council hosts a session in Kakizome, with Chieko Iwata.

Boys & Girls Club Sports Talk Charity Fundraiser to feature Coach Ben Howland

Posted 1/9/2016 in Community

Area youth involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Golden Triangle will get an opportunity to hear from one of their own -- Coach Ben Howland, Mississippi State University's head men's basketball coach.

Volunteer Columbus marks MLK Day of Service with coat drive

Posted 1/9/2016 in Community

In observance of the national Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Jan. 18, the United Way's Volunteer Columbus is asking for donations of new and gently-used coats for children and adults this week.


Out and About for the week of January 10, 2016

Posted 1/9/2016 in Entertainment



Magnolia Film Festival announces 2016 dates

Posted 1/9/2016 in Entertainment

The Magnolia Independent Film Festival has announced this year's dates. The 18th annual festival will take place March 3-5 at Hollywood Premier Cinemas in Starkville.



Community Calendar for the week of January 10, 2016

Posted 1/9/2016 in Entertainment


Southern Gardening: Plan, gather equipment for coming garden work

Posted 1/9/2016 in Columns

With cooler weather finally showing up over the Christmas holidays, I'm going to share a few thoughts and ideas to start in on the garden this first week of 2016.


Being Beautiful: I hear the train a'coming

Posted 1/9/2016 in Columns

I hear the bells ringing in the church towers every night, but it's the sound of the whistling train near the river that carries me back to being a little boy following after my older brothers near the tracks of my childhood.



Military brief: McCrary graduates

Posted 1/9/2016 in Community



Stop, think and put it in the trash, not down the drain

Posted 1/9/2016 in Community

Most people don't like to think about what goes down the drain, but with rising costs for repairing broken pipes, clearing clogged lines and upgrading or replacing old water treatment equipment, a little knowledge can save everyone money.



ASPCA grant assists MSU-CVM program

Posted 1/9/2016 in Community

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has awarded the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine a grant to support the college's Mobile Veterinary Clinics.


Small changes, big results: Intimidated by a New Year's resolution? Baby steps can get you there

Posted 1/6/2016 in Food

Six days into 2016 and some of us are already feeling the pressure of lofty promises we made ourselves in a fit of new year euphoria.

Tomatillo salsa offers a fresh approach to poaching salmon

Posted 1/6/2016 in Food

The French love to cook fish by poaching it in a flavored liquid, usually a combination of white wine and water, leeks or onions, and some herbs.

With a few tricks, baked egg rolls can be as good as fried

Posted 1/6/2016 in Food

Alice was our au pair from China, and when she joined our family she brought with her a slew of tasty dishes.

After months of heavy eating, lighten up with taste of Thai

Posted 1/6/2016 in Food

I love every bite of the holidays. I loved the mashed potatoes and the pies and the cornbread stuffing and everything else. And I'm not going to look back with regret.

Photos: Signs of the times

Posted 1/2/2016 in Community

Church signs. We take them for granted in the daily landscape that zips past in our haste to get from Point A to B, and then C, D and E. Each one, however, is a source of communication -- with existing church members, potential members and the community.

West Point expats spread blues gospel on west coast

Posted 1/2/2016 in Entertainment

A Hollywood audience recently got a dose of some down-home Southern blues, thanks to two men who have both called Clay County home.


Being Beautiful: Peacock angels from our guardian angel

Posted 1/2/2016 in Columns

It made me uneasy as I cut into the hem, the scissors traveling across what seemed like oceans of sparkling blue fabric, and with each turn, my mind wandered back to all the times she wore the peacock shirt.



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