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Operation Christmas Child hosts 'Christmas in July'

Posted 7/12/2014 in Community

Operation Christmas Child Regional Manager Shelli Wisard of Atlanta will be in Columbus Saturday, July 19 to share experiences she had on a recent trip to distribute OCC shoeboxes in the Philippines.

 

Market Fresh: Amp up your "same old" with fresh field peas

Posted 7/9/2014 in Food

 

The Hitching Lot Farmer's Market: It's not just for Saturdays

Posted 7/9/2014 in Food

Saturday mornings from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market in Columbus are lively affairs, with not only fresh-picked produce from local growers, and crafts, but festivities that range from live music to cooking demonstrations and corn shucking contests.

Fruity shrimp cocktail suited for a summer picnic

Posted 7/9/2014 in Food

Most of us know the secret to amazing homemade cocktail sauce -- spike some ketchup with horseradish, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce and you're good to go.

Elevate the basic pasta salad with feta and shrimp

Posted 7/9/2014 in Food

We've all suffered through them, those limp, soggy excuses for pasta salad that amount to little more than elbow macaroni doused with bottled vinaigrette and tossed with a bag of frozen peas.

 

Being Beautiful: The ponytail is no one-trick-pony

Posted 7/5/2014 in Columns

The ponytail is the default hairstyle for most Southern gals, especially in the summer when everything is wilting.

 

Southern Gardening: Black-eyed Susans offer summer-long blooming

Posted 7/5/2014 in Columns

Some of the most familiar faces seen in Mississippi during the summer are found in our gardens. Most gardeners across the state recognize the yellow petals and dark centers of black-eyed Susans.

Smith's 'The Hands of Strangers' to release on ebook Tuesday

Posted 7/5/2014 in Community

On Tuesday, July 8 Michael Farris Smith's gripping 2011 novella, "The Hands of Strangers," will experience its second release -- this time by Simon & Schuster, in ebook form.

A cultural exchange: Melted artillery and water buffalo horn link a local 'ambassador' to global artisans

Posted 7/5/2014 in Community

Sara Gallman lives in Caledonia at the end of a winding gravel drive, and next to a field of beautiful corn growing tall and straight. She goes to work every weekday at the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park at Mississippi State University, then comes home to her husband, Tony, and three lively children -- JW, Michael and Katie Beth. A "typical" mom, doing what millions of other moms do.

 

Lethal Beauty: Samurai come to Birmingham Museum of Art

Posted 7/5/2014 in Entertainment

Tales of the samurai have captivated imaginations since the 12th century. In Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor, a glimpse into the lives of these warriors who served Japan through times of intense warfare, as well as peace, is available to the public through Sept. 21 at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

 

 

Out and About for the week of July 6, 2014

Posted 7/5/2014 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. Be aware that some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of July 6, 2014

Posted 7/5/2014 in Entertainment

 

 

Adele Elliott: Red, white and blue news

Posted 7/5/2014 in Columns

This has been a flag-waving week. We celebrated the signing of the Declaration of Independence over 300 years ago, and the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Both are very good reasons to eat hot dogs and drink beer.

 

 

A Stone's throw: In history's footsteps

Posted 7/5/2014 in Columns

I have been away for a while, and I have to say coming home in time for the recent Fourth of July takes on special meaning.

 

 

Military brief: Carmichael gradates

Posted 7/5/2014 in Community

 

 

Military brief: Chaney graduates

Posted 7/5/2014 in Community

 

Baptist makes donations for disaster relief

Posted 7/5/2014 in Community

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle and the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation have made donations to two organizations to help Mississippians affected by recent spring storms, especially those living in Tupelo, Columbus and Louisville.

 

The W to host Volunteer Mississippi info session

Posted 7/5/2014 in Community

Mississippi University for Women will be one of six entities to host Volunteer Mississippi information sessions to discuss the availability of monies to support local national service programs and opportunities to access national service resources.

 

Delizioso! W Culinary Camp wraps up with a taste of 'Little Italy' (and a patriotic flair)

Posted 7/2/2014 in Food

There was a bit of Italia in the air Friday at Mississippi University for Women's Culinary Arts Institute. On the final day of this summer's MUW Culinary Camp for Kids, participants in the seventh through 12th grades prepared an Italian-themed luncheon for parents and friends, presenting demos of each course.

 

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