“It is the social event of the season ... for 3, 4 and 5-year-olds,” Edwina Williams smiles.
Clyde Lindley always keeps a spare guitar around, just in case. “You never know who may come along,” he offers with a wry grin, indicating a striking, new red instrument kept handy in his Starkville apartment.
The Lowndes County Junior Miss Program has awarded $3,650 in college scholarships to deserving high school juniors in Lowndes County. In a program at Joe Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School Jan. 23 Meredith Barefield, a junior at New Hope High School was chosen as the 2011 Lowndes County Junior Miss, succeeding Rachel Burttram. Meredith was also a scholarship award winner in the Interview, Fitness and Self Expression categories.
Columbus native Andrew Colom will review the book “Man Gone Down,” by Michael Thomas, for the Friends of the Library Book Talk Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. The program at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library at 314 Seventh St. N. is free and open to the public.
The West Point-Clay County Arts Council is sponsoring a Gallery Hop and Shop bus trip to Jackson, Thursday, Feb. 18. Stops will include the Mississippi Crafts Center, home of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi, Renaissance at Colony Park and Southern Breeze Gallery. Other gallery visits planned are B. Liles Studio, Mark Millet Studio and Gallery and View Gallery.
The year 2010 commemorates 100 Years of Scouting for the Boy Scouts of America. The Pushmataha Area Council is kicking off the celebration by honoring 25 members of the Frances Wells Memorial Eagle Class of 2009 and 29 Religious Emblem Honorees.
The Pilot Club of Columbus is currently taking applications for the Sara P. Lawrence Memorial Scholarship to Mississippi University for Women. This $1,000 scholarship is given annually to a Lowndes County graduate who will be an entering freshman in the fall of 2010.
Gardeners, take heart. Winter may be bearing down, but spring will be ushered in early this year at Mississippi State University.
Getting financially fit, just like firming those abs, requires a commitment lasting long after the first flush of January.
Music, food and honoring local African-American heritage and history are the main items on the plate of the second annual Catfish in the Alley, which is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5-6.
Northeast Mississippi’s and West Alabama’s latest historical, educational and cultural attraction could open to the public by this fall.
The Gordy Honors Forum Series opens Thursday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. at Nissan Auditorium in Parkinson Hall on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. The Forums Series continues through April presenting lectures, films and undergraduate research.
If you’re looking to forget the winter blahs, Feb. 6 will offer a full evening of dinner and dancing, highlighted by a New York vocal artist to entertain with songs from a nostalgic era.
The Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes held in Columbus each September has become known for presenting quality theatrical performances. The 2010 event slated for Sept. 5-12 will be no exception.
STARKVILLE — Featuring some of Russia’s finest young string players, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin performs Monday, Feb. 15, at Mississippi State University
The Miracles, a choir of musically-gifted adults with intellectual disabilities, will perform at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 820 Evergreen St., in Starkville Sunday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m.
Janet Grace Choongo of Jackson, a senior legal studies major at the Mississippi University for Women, has been nominated to compete in the Annual Miss Africa USA Scholarship Pageant.
A crisp morning, rich with the promise of sunshine and wood smoke, greeted 13-year-old Christopher Wrench and his friends staying at the Plum Nellie deer camp in southeast Lowndes County. It was going to be another good day.
The West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance will hold its 84th annual banquet Thursday at the West Point Civic Center, 130 Sixth St., at 6 p.m.
Cecil Robertson may have stopped picking cotton at 18, but that didn’t stop him from becoming the go-to guy local farmers and gardeners still call up at home a half-century later for answers to their questions.
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