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New wedding trends have gone to the dogs

Posted 5/29/2009 in Entertainment

MISSISSIPPI STATE — The wedding march begins, the doors open, the guests rise and here comes ... Fido, Bowser and Snowball wagging down the aisle.

 

MSU faculty, students to spend June at archaeological dig

Posted 5/29/2009 in Entertainment

STARKVILLE — Archaeologists and students from Mississippi State University and the University of Louisiana at Monroe are joining for a summer dig next month at the nationally famous Poverty Point State Historic Site.

 

 

Library to host Mississippi Arts Commission’s Museum on Wheels

Posted 5/29/2009 in Entertainment

JACKSON — The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is proud to welcome “Museum on Wheels: A Lesson in Visual Arts” to Columbus June 1-26. Museum on Wheels is a visual arts exhibit with replicas of contemporary and classic artwork. The goal of this exhibit is to bring communities together through the inspirational power of visual art and to serve as an educational tool for local residents and students.

 

 

Suzuki youth concertmistress presents piano, violin recital

Posted 5/24/2009 in Entertainment

The public is invited to a piano and violin senior recital by 17-year-old Rachel Mast on Sunday, May 31, at 2:30 p.m. in Carrier Chapel on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. Mast, a home-educated graduate, is a piano student of Frankie Harpole, of Columbus, and a violin pupil of Salvatore Guerra, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

 

Little ‘Jimmy Buffett’ ... the educated squirrel

Posted 5/22/2009 in Entertainment

Like the famous native Mississippian of “Margaritaville” fame who inspired his name, “Jimmy Buffett,” the curious squirrel, is feeling carefree. He’s got a doting stepmom and stepdad, a comfortable place to lay his head, and all the grapes and nuts his tiny tummy can hold.

Columbus man directs New Stage’s ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’

Posted 5/22/2009 in Entertainment

A production of “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” May 26-June 7 by Jackson’s New Stage Theatre will have a strong Columbus connection.

Sucarnochee Revue brings radio show to EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus

Posted 5/22/2009 in Entertainment

MAYHEW — Nash Street traces its musical roots all the way back to grade school, before bluegrass became “cool” again, when a public school teacher in Starkville organized promising music students into a folk string band.

 

Early registration urged for 2009 floral design workshop

Posted 5/15/2009 in Entertainment

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is announcing dates for the popular, limited-capacity floral design workshop held each summer for professionals and pre-professionals.

 

Virtual dementia tours in Columbus offer vital insight

Posted 5/15/2009 in Entertainment

On May 18-19, Community Counseling Services will provide an unprecedented “hands on” glimpse into the mental and physical obstacles faced by adults with dementia. Monday, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., staff will offer virtual dementia tours to the public in two mobile crisis units at CCS, located at 1001 Main St.

Summer at the libraries: Open a book, open new doors

Posted 5/15/2009 in Entertainment

There’s always something interesting going on at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library — and not only for children. Two free summer programs soon to begin are “Be Creative @ Your Library!” for youngsters age 5-12, and “Master the Art of Reading” for adults 18 and up.

Never give up: There is hope and help on the road to addiction recovery

Posted 5/15/2009 in Entertainment

Janice’s story begins as do too many others — with marijuana. At age 15, a little pot, the “gateway drug,” seemed harmless enough. The fleeting highs and clandestine thrill gave no clanging warning of the demons that would eventually swarm through the door that had been opened.

 

Mommies and children: building better readers through word, music, fun

Posted 5/10/2009 in Entertainment

Retired children’s librarian Hope Ellis is passionate about making great readers out of today’s children. The Columbus resident, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in library science from Mississippi University for Women and a Masters degree in library science from the University of Mississippi, has amassed a treasure trove of educational resources in her 21-year career.

 

Willie King’s Freedom Creek Festival lives on

Posted 5/10/2009 in Entertainment

There’s an isolated field in the Old Memphis community, tucked behind a collection of mobile trailers circled, more or less, like a ragged, rust-pocked wagon train.

Palmer Home house moms have more than enough love to go around

Posted 5/9/2009 in Entertainment

Skinned knees and funny poses, school plays and runny noses. Homework, chores and playground fun; tussles, learners’ permits and big homeruns. If it were possible to write a job description for moms, the line items would fit right in, somewhere between wondering where the instruction manual is and becoming a grateful grandparent. For the house mothers at Palmer Home for Children, the tasks, freely undertaken, are never done. There is always another child in need of that special acceptance and patient, tender care.

Hitching Lot Farmers’ Market ‘Celebration Saturday’ launches new season

Posted 5/1/2009 in Entertainment

Beth Rogers was delighted with her unexpected find. It wasn’t a long-lost locket, a forgotten $20 bill in a coat pocket, or even a great sale on spring shoes. No, Beth was thrilled to discover lettuce — fresh, crisp lettuce at the Hitching Lot Farmers’ Market on opening day April 25. Like most loyal market followers, for Chef Beth, of J. Broussard’s Restaurant, the new growing season couldn’t get here quickly enough.

 

Arts Council summer camps: calling all imaginations

Posted 5/1/2009 in Entertainment

The nonprofit Columbus Arts Council is now accepting registrations for four sessions of summer arts camps that offer children 5 to 13 diverse worlds to explore through dance, mask-making, clay, edible art, improv, creative writing, fashion design, drawing, Irish dance and folk music and more.

 

 

‘Tales from the Crypt’ wins Mississippi Historical Records award

Posted 5/1/2009 in Entertainment

Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students have one more thing to be proud of this year. The annual history program “Tales from the Crypt” received the Award for Excellence in Use of Historical Records in Grades K-12 through the Mississippi Historical Records Advisory Board.

 

Caledonia High School faithful mark 75th anniversary of alumni gathering

Posted 5/1/2009 in Entertainment

With all due respect to the late novelist Thomas Wolfe, Caledonia High School alumni would argue that you can go home again. Many of them do every Mother’s Day weekend, maintaining a long-held reunion tradition dating back 75 years.

A funny thing happened on the way to the polls:“Dottie” and “Mollie Golly” run for mayor

Posted 4/24/2009 in Entertainment

As the May 5 primary elections draw near, political talk of promises and platforms escalates. Earnest candidates vying for the voter’s nod pull out all the stops to generate interest. In Starkville, the mayoral race is drawing a little extra attention — from two write-in candidates whose only real platform is the one they’re discreetly bolted to on the graceful wrap-around porch at 501 Louisville St.

 

CAC brings Robinson’s ‘smooth’ music back to Columbus

Posted 4/24/2009 in Entertainment

“Smooth” is an adjective often associated with Jesse Robinson’s rich repertoire of blues and jazz. The “seventh son, thirteenth child, baby boy, and a preacher’s son” first picked up a guitar at 6 years old and hasn’t set it down yet.

 

 

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