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Red Barber recordings hit one out of the park

Posted 7/11/2009 in Entertainment

Walter Lanier “Red” Barber was born in Columbus in 1908. He left the Friendly City decades ago, going on to become one of the most famous broadcasters in sports history. He was the play-by-play pioneer of televised Major League Baseball, the first voice of the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers, and, in 1978, the first broadcaster to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame, along with Mel Allen. With colorful phrases like “tearin’ up the patch” and “I’ll be a suck-egg mule,” he carried a bit of his Southern roots with him wherever he leaned into a microphone.

 

New book of essays on Faulkner probes global themes

Posted 7/11/2009 in Entertainment

OXFORD — A new book on the writing of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner offers a new angle to explore the Mississippi native’s work.

 

Local man prays third time is the charm for kidney transplant

Posted 7/11/2009 in Entertainment

For 25 of his 32 years, Johnny Grammar Jr. has lived with the reality of kidney disease. After two previous transplants, at age 15 and again at 19, the Columbus man is a walking testament to the patience and prayer he says hes tried hard to practice. He urges others who may be in his situation to hold on to hope. Although he has long been on three separate transplant lists, Grammar had begun to feel he would see no end to dialysis, the life-sustaining treatment for those with end stage renal disease.

At 89, this senior volunteer is still going strong

Posted 7/11/2009 in Entertainment

You wont hear Vergie Gee boast about it, but the fact remains the 89-year-old Columbus woman has done more for Alzheimers research in the past several years with her delicate and careful stitches than most people will ever know.

 

King of Pops passing sparks library blog explosion

Posted 7/5/2009 in Entertainment

Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Archivist Mona Vance had quite a shock Tuesday morning when she checked the librarys Local History Announcements blog. The historian has lately been accustomed to seeing between three to 10 blog hits per day on average. Imagine her surprise at discovering what amounts to a 2,026 percent increase in weekly statistics.

 

 

Roger Truesdale: Confused

Posted 7/5/2009 in Entertainment

This health care crisis they keep talking about has gotten me confused, and please dont take this as bragging Im not nearly as dumb as I look.

 

Dont tell Tom Keller hes out of his gourd hes heard it before

Posted 7/4/2009 in Entertainment

Tom Keller still remembers the day he said to his wife, Madaline, Dont tell our neighbors were gonna drive 1,000 miles to a stupid gourd show. That was 15 years ago, not long after the one-time Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge dealer had retired following 43 years in the auto and real estate business in West Point. The couple were heading out at the time to their first gourd show, in Ohio.

Barista! For the connoisseurs of coffee, its all about pulling the perfect shot

Posted 6/26/2009 in Entertainment

Somewhere between the plain ole cuppa joe and java of old, Americas coffee drinkers became adventurous. What began in the early 1970s with start-up for Seattles Best and Starbucks turned into a caffeine-laced evolution that gradually spread from one coast to the other. Our love affair with the intense Italian nectar espresso and the delectable concoctions it inspired was on.

One-man coffee bar

Posted 6/26/2009 in Entertainment

David Dunn shies away from the word obsession. Passion sounds better, he chuckles, lets say I have a passion for roasting my own coffee.

 

Always be sun-wise after sunrise

Posted 6/21/2009 in Entertainment

STARKVILLE Who doesnt enjoy spending hot summer days splashing in a pool, fishing at the lake, playing volleyball in the sand, or grilling hot dogs on the patio?

 

As Dirty Presley, Daniel Peeples gets to go a little crazy

Posted 6/21/2009 in Entertainment

Theres a side to Daniel Peeples you might miss on the first pass. Quiet and unassuming, the 23-year-old comes across as a reticent teddy bear of a guy. But dont be lulled into assumptions. Put a beat or song idea into his head, and a recording camera in his hand, and mild-mannered Daniel morphs into Dirty Presley, an out-there extrovert on a mission.

Saddle up for Dusty Trails and vittles at RAC

Posted 6/21/2009 in Entertainment

Singing cowboys and gals are dusting off the songs of the old west for a unique open mic night at the Rosenzweig Arts Center Saturday, June 27. The Columbus Arts Council has invited poetic cowpokes to join in, too, with spoken word.

Public invited for rare view of U.S. Grant Collection Tuesday

Posted 6/21/2009 in Entertainment

The public will be offered a rare opportunity Tuesday, June 23, when a special open house at the Mississippi State University Mitchell Memorial Library unveils material related to the military career and presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, a figure historians often consider one of the most complex in Americas history.

 

Former Marvel Comics editor, national dance champ among arts camp instructors

Posted 6/21/2009 in Entertainment

MISSISSIPPI STATE Youth who enjoy drama, theater, music, art or literature and want to learn how computing can enhance creativity should attend the 4-H Technology and Expressive Arts Camp July 21-24 at Mississippi State University.

 

 

MUW graduate students participate in HEARTS summer reading program

Posted 6/21/2009 in Entertainment

About 30 students are traveling on the reading railroad at Mississippi University for Women this summer.

 

 

Center for Creative Learning hosts parents workshops

Posted 6/13/2009 in Entertainment

The Wicker Center at Mississippi University for Women and the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will host a series of reading workshops for parents at the Columbus, Crawford and Artesia libraries.

 

Community, local shop team up for dogs and cats

Posted 6/13/2009 in Entertainment

The Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society reached one of its current goals recently by raising the funds necessary to purchase new food and water bowls for all of the animal shelters kennels.

Through clay, this local therapist and artisan realizes a dream

Posted 6/13/2009 in Entertainment

Steven Garner dons a smudged apron and settles at the potters wheel to center and shape another piece of a dream-come-true. This time, its a graceful bowl, to complete a set of three lipped nesting bowls destined to become a conversation-starter in someones kitchen. For Steven and his wife, Beverly, each completed piece inches them closer to officially opening Three Oaks Pottery, a vision theyve nurtured for years.

Bernard Romans DAR chapter honors late members with insignia markers

Posted 6/13/2009 in Entertainment

The Bernard Romans Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution paid tribute to deceased members in memorial ceremonies at Friendship Cemetery May 30.

Caledonia seniors education gets a boost with gift of car

Posted 6/5/2009 in Entertainment

Danielle Morales clearly remembers her pounding heartbeat during the recent Caledonia High School senior awards banquet.

 

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