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King cake: An area cook gives Mardi Gras the 'royal' treatment

Posted 2/26/2014 in Food

Growing up in Texas, Marina Loper's family made many a king cake, but it's not what you think. Those pastries had nothing to do with Mardi Gras; they were cakes the Hispanic community topped with dried fruits and served at Twelfth Night, commemorating the wise men -- the kings -- arriving to honor the baby Jesus.

The W's theatre department to present comedy 'Blithe Spirit'

Posted 2/26/2014 in Entertainment

Mississippi University for Women's Department of Theatre will present "Blithe Spirit: An Improbable Farce in Three Acts" by Noel Coward Thursday, Feb. 27 through Saturday, March 1 in the Cromwell Theatre on campus.

Making Mardi Gras taste a little more like home

Posted 2/26/2014 in Food

The sad fact of the matter is, most of us won't make it to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. But that's no reason to forsake some of the city's classic cuisine.

 

Not your typical junk food

Posted 2/26/2014 in Food

Candy bars. Chips. Fast food. Some junk foods are easy to identify, but other seemingly healthy foods may not be so healthy after all.

 

Smoked fish lends big flavor to a light soup

Posted 2/26/2014 in Food

With St. Patrick's Day nearly upon us, our minds often turn to corned beef and cabbage.

'Small-time' farming: Did you know? Small farm toys are a big deal

Posted 2/22/2014 in Community

Growing up in Webster County, Mitch Sisson wore more than the knees of his britches out pushing toy tractors around. He wore the tractors out, too. Decades later, he's still playing with farm toys -- and he's not the only one.

 

Being Beautiful: Say cheese: 'Selfies' make you the photographer

Posted 2/22/2014 in Columns

The selfie was the Internet craze of 2013, and self-portraits of everyone from the president to Grand Peggy are showing up in my Instagram and Facebook feeds well into 2014.

 

 

Adele Elliott: What the frack?

Posted 2/22/2014 in Columns

Please tell me that winter is over. Oh, I know the forecast for the coming week predicts that temperatures will drop back into the 20s. But, they could be wrong. Cross your fingers.

 

 

Stringer completes Library Leadership Institute

Posted 2/22/2014 in Community

The Mississippi Library Commission has announced the graduation of the 2013 class of the Mississippi Library Leadership Institute. Twenty-six rising stars in the library profession participated in a year-long program designed to grow the next generation of library leaders in the state of Mississippi.

 

Dance group makes return to MSU

Posted 2/22/2014 in Entertainment

The popular Koresh Dance Company makes a return visit to Mississippi State with a Lee Hall performance during the month's final week.

 

The Neighbourhood to headline Old Main Music Fest

Posted 2/22/2014 in Entertainment

Mississippi State's Student Association and the campus Music Maker Productions are bringing The Neighbourhood to perform for 2014 Old Main Music Festival.

 

 

Out and About for the week of February 23, 2014

Posted 2/22/2014 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.

 

February's Table Talk concludes with award-winning author

Posted 2/22/2014 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library concludes its February Table Talk series on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Author and Friends' board member Deborah Johnson will read from and talk about her just-published work, "The Secret of Magic," from Amy Einhorn Books/G.P. Putnam's Sons.

 

Community Calendar for the week of February 23, 2014

Posted 2/22/2014 in Entertainment

 

 

Girls invited to apply to outdoor camp

Posted 2/22/2014 in Community

Young women interested in careers based on their love of the outdoors, wildlife and science can learn about job options from mentors and professionals at an upcoming event.

 

 

School news: Cook Elementary Honor Roll

Posted 2/22/2014 in Community

 

 

School news: Armistad inducted

Posted 2/22/2014 in Community

 

 

School news: White receives scholarship

Posted 2/22/2014 in Community

 

 

Tuesday meeting set for homemaker volunteers

Posted 2/22/2014 in Community

The Mississippi State University Extension Service will host a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 25 for anyone interested in becoming a member of the Mississippi Homemakers Volunteers Inc. (MHV).

 

 

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