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Betty Stone: The Rochambelles

Posted 8/21/2010 in Columns

 

 

David Creel: Start swimming the moat!

Posted 8/21/2010 in Columns

"Eat. Pray. Love." These three powerful words are on a lot of lips this season, due in large part to the New York Times bestseller by that name and now Julia Roberts' stellar performance on the big screen.

 

Ask Rufus: The Columbus Opera House

Posted 8/21/2010 in Columns

Several people have asked me if Columbus ever had an opera house. It not only did but many will remember it as the old Varsity Theatre which burned in the 1970s.

Anne Freeze: Whaddyha have? Whaddyha have?

Posted 8/18/2010 in Columns

I have been working on a project at my dining table for five or so days. I had gotten to the point of recipe overload and really was forced to take all of those little pages torn out of magazines and recipes from Momma's recipe box and the dirty, greasy ones from my Foodworks binder and just lay them all out in designated piles.

 

Shannon Bardwell: Not for sissies

Posted 8/16/2010 in Columns

Momma was taken to the emergency room; when I arrived the nurse said, "Follow me."

 

Ask Rufus: Rube Burrows: 'King of the Outlaws,' the most feared train robber

Posted 8/15/2010 in Columns

Rube Burrows was called by some publications, "The King of the Outlaws." Though his exploits were limited to Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas, his fame or notoriety was nationwide. He became the most feared train robber of the late 1880s.

 

David Creel: Viva la mascara!

Posted 8/15/2010 in Columns

Mascara has come a long way, baby.

 

 

Roger Truesdale: The picture chronicle

Posted 8/15/2010 in Columns

The other day I got an e-mail from the boss lady here at the paper explaining how we are going for a new look in our columnists' photos, so a new picture was the order of the day.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Alignment, peace and love

Posted 8/15/2010 in Columns

Many of us remember these lyrics from the late 1960s. The war in Vietnam was at its most violent point. Families were shattered by conflicting views on causes and patriotism. While the battles raged in Southeast Asia, at home, cities were exploding with anger and anarchy. We wanted so much to believe in the power of the planets. We wanted a real peace.

 

 

Peter Imes: Finding work and workers online

Posted 8/12/2010 in Columns

Unemployment in the Golden Triangle now ranges anywhere from 10.7 percent (Oktibbeha County) to 22 percent (Noxubee County). In light of these staggering numbers, I think now may be a good time to review a few methods of finding both work (for the unemployed) and workers (for employers).

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Tongues afire

Posted 8/7/2010 in Columns

One morning a zucchini plant in the middle of the garden was missing its leaves; a few okra tops had disappeared, too.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Magic

Posted 8/7/2010 in Columns

Do you believe in magic? I do ... maybe a bit too much.

 

 

Betty Stone: Caveat emptor

Posted 8/7/2010 in Columns

 

 

Bob Raymond: Goings and comings

Posted 8/1/2010 in Columns

 

 

David Creel: To conceal, or not to conceal

Posted 8/1/2010 in Columns

Concealer ... it's a gal's best friend. It comes in a myriad of forms and a rainbow of skin tones, so if you are burning the midnight oil or just prone to under-eye circles, then you are in luck.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Cat's out of the bag

Posted 8/1/2010 in Columns

Charles' mother lived in the same house where she had raised her four boys down in Kemper County.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Big box confessional

Posted 8/1/2010 in Columns

In Columbus a few stores fill many needs. Grocery stores sell lawn furniture and panty hose. Drug stores sell Halloween costumes and develop your photos. A Shell station has a dry cleaner drop-off inside. And, of course, there is almost one-stop-shopping at the gas/pharmacy/donut factory/convenience store. If they sold clothing, you would never need to go anywhere else.

 

 

Rob Hardy: 'Bottled and Sold'

Posted 7/27/2010 in Columns

When I go running in these hot summer afternoons, I have to make sure to drink plenty of water beforehand. It used to be that I could get a drink of water at a halfway point on at least one of my usual routes, but the public water fountain there stopped flowing a few years ago, and though the structure remains, no one seems motivated to restore the flow of water that is the reason it is there.

 

 

Rob Hardy: "A Kingdom Strange"

Posted 7/27/2010 in Columns

The Lost Colony of Roanoke was a failed initial effort of England to colonize America. It may have been a failure, but it continues to fascinate people; there is a famous outdoor stage production with music that attempts to dramatize the settlement at its site and a reconstructed fort.

 

 

Bob Raymond: Feted by friends

Posted 7/24/2010 in Columns

Dai Waters Wilson and her husband, Tandy, hosted a wonderful dinner party at their home in Cady Hills for Virginia Lloyd Eselin and her husband, Tom. This was after the opening reception of Virginia's inspired art exhibit, "Before and After The Storm," at the Rosenzweig Arts Center in Columbus July 15. Virginia grew up in Columbus but lived on the coast and lost her home and most of her artwork during Hurricane Katrina.

 

 

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