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West Point writer sets debut novel in hometown

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

Even while she was a practicing registered dietitian, Claire Spradling felt she had the makings of a novel. When the West Point resident made the transition from nutrition to fiction, she was finally able to devote the necessary time and literary blood, sweat and tears to bring the story to the page.

 

'Intersections of Gender and Place' features regional artists

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

"Intersections of Gender and Place," which features artwork by four Southern women artists, is open in the Eugenia Summer Gallery on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. The community is invited to a reception Friday, Oct. 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

In new Golden Triangle collaborative, these nurses make house calls

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

For elderly, homebound or immobile patients, access to medical care can be challenging. A new, innovative service, founded by a Mississippi University for Women assistant professor of nursing, is bringing health care into the home.

 

Still time to enter Starkville JA Chilifest

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

Junior Auxiliary of Starkville invites cooks to enter their best chili in the first annual Chilifest in downtown Starkville Oct. 19.

 

 

David Creel: Broaching an embarrassing topic to solve a pesky problem

Posted 10/13/2012 in Columns

The state fair is in Jackson with all the joys of the season, from candied apples to deep-fried Oreos, but unfortunately I hear tell of another not so joyous seasonal visitor ... lice.

 

A Canadian in Columbus shares an Inuit tradition

Posted 10/13/2012 in Community

Ross Whitwam can't resist a pile of rubble. With stones, bits of brick and chunks of concrete, the Mississippi University for Women biology professor proves that one man's debris is another man's medium.

 

Adele Elliott: Columbus has been invaded by bats! Oh, my!

Posted 10/13/2012 in Columns

If this were the beginning of a scary movie that may be a terrible thing. Who can forget the terror that sweet little birds unleashed on a small California town in "The Birds"? Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 movie made us suspicious of everything from canaries to birds of prey. (I'll always remember the image of Suzanne Pleshette, as the grammar school teacher, lying dead and bloody on the school's front steps.)

 

Add new plays to game day with Southern Living's 'Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook'

Posted 10/11/2012 in Food

Looking to freshen up your tailgate spread? Well, Southern Living and the Southeastern Conference have teamed up to help.

 

Smoked fish and why you should love it

Posted 10/11/2012 in Food

Several thousand years ago, people discovered that exposing fish to intense amounts of salt and smoke was a great way of preserving the catch for later.

 

A Columbus teen combines enterprise with her love for horses

Posted 10/6/2012 in Columns

Kadee was wearing cowboy boots that weren't just for show. Those cowboy boots knew their way around a horse. Her jeans were tucked into her boots; she looked rangy and strong.

 

Adele Elliott: Poison pens

Posted 10/6/2012 in Columns

This has been a bizarre week in my little part of the world.

 

 

Beating breast cancer? There's an app for that!

Posted 10/6/2012 in Community

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and if the men in the National Football League can wear pink, surely the rest of us can use technology to prevent, diagnose and beat breast cancer. Research shows that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and early detection is important.

 

 

{Nourish} Torch more fat: fasted morning cardio

Posted 10/6/2012 in Columns

I'm excited to share with you a little something new I've added to my training: fasted morning cardio. Simply put, fasted morning cardio is low-intensity cardio performed in the morning before you put any food in your pie hole.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of October 7, 2012

Posted 10/6/2012 in Entertainment

 

 

Out and about for the week of October 7, 2012

Posted 10/6/2012 in Entertainment

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.

 

 

Welty Symposium to host Southern and international writers

Posted 10/6/2012 in Entertainment

Each autumn, one of the South's most stimulating literary events returns to the campus of Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. The Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium Oct. 18-20 honors one of the W's most famous alumnae and gathers a diverse, distinguished group of Southern writers and scholars to share their work with the public.

 

 

Strummin': Remembering Duff

Posted 10/6/2012 in Columns

Jerry Lee "Duff" Dorrough passed away Wednesday in Ruleville. He'd had a tough last year or two. He fought the good fight.

 

 

Basketball tournament to raise money for breast cancer

Posted 10/6/2012 in Community

The Young Black Leadership Association in conjunction with Campus Recreation at Mississippi University for Women will host Ballin' for the Cure, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to benefit breast cancer research.

 

 

Symposium offers 'escape to the garden'

Posted 10/6/2012 in Community

Landscape and garden enthusiasts can get help planning for next spring from nationally acclaimed designers at a Mississippi State University landscape design event.

 

Southern gardening: Dianthus spice up fall gardens, salads

Posted 10/6/2012 in Columns

Gardeners getting ready for fall planting should consider dianthus, a versatile group of plants that grow well in Mississippi gardens and landscapes.

 

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