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Moms invited to sign up for Farm Fresh tour

Posted 5/27/2017 in Community

The Mississippi State University Extension Service is hosting a mom's day out with a farm twist on June 13.

A happy little instrument: After decades of being snubbed, the diminutive ukulele is making waves

Posted 5/27/2017 in Community

For 13-year-old Kenna McGrew, it happened at a church event. A friend had brought along a ukulele, and Kenna came home smitten with the quirky little instrument.

Loaves and Fishes preparing a Polynesian Paradise

Posted 5/20/2017 in Community

An imaginary excursion to the islands is in store when Loaves and Fishes Community Soup Kitchen presents its fourth annual Festival of Flavors June 2 at Lion Hills Center in Columbus.

To everthing a season: A garden club closes the book after 60 years, but we're reminded clubs make for a more beautiful world

Posted 5/20/2017 in Community

"Columbus Boasts New Garden Club," the headline reads. The photocopied Commercial Dispatch newspaper article dated Jan. 12, 1957, is well-preserved, even though the gray scrapbook page it's glued to is fraying a bit at the edges.

MSMS students win scholarships to study Russian abroad

Posted 5/20/2017 in Community

Two Mississippi School for Math and Science students will study Russian in the former Soviet Union this summer after winning $7,000 scholarships sponsored by the U.S. State Department.

 

MSU offers free online cyberbullying training

Posted 5/20/2017 in Community

Educators planning for next year can participate in a free, online train-the-trainer course that will help them teach children and adults how to recognize and combat cyberbullying.

 

Mother and daughter: A family steps out on faith, with dual degrees to show for it

Posted 5/13/2017 in Community

Karrah Fort, 38, is likely to long remember how she celebrated Mother's Day weekend 2017 -- by walking across the stage to receive her master's degree in social work from the University of Tennessee.

Death Over Dinner: a way to have the 'difficult conversation'

Posted 5/13/2017 in Community

As a longtime nurse who has worked in many parts of the world, Stephanie Holcombe is well aware that people deal with death in various ways.

Travis named dean of MSU's College of Arts and Sciences

Posted 5/13/2017 in Community

A longtime Mississippi State faculty member and administrator is the new dean for the university's largest academic unit.

Civil War Trust announces preservation of 319 acres at historic Champion Hill battlefield

Posted 5/13/2017 in Community

The Civil War Trust announced Tuesday the preservation of a 319-acre property associated with the 1863 Battle of Champion Hill.

Summer slide: Ah, summer -- but it can be a brain drain, too. What to do?

Posted 5/6/2017 in Community

Dick and Jane have made strides in reading this spring, building vocabulary, tackling more challenging content, inching through a portal that will open a wide world they can only guess at for now.

 

Lowndes' Habitat ready for National Women Build Week

Posted 5/6/2017 in Community

Columbus-Lowndes Habitat for Humanity (CLHH) will work alongside Lowe's volunteers and all-female construction crews for Habitat for Humanity's 10th annual National Women Build Week, which began Saturday and goes through May 14.

 

Countdown on for Hitching Lot grand opening Saturday

Posted 5/6/2017 in Community

Saturday morning will mark the season grand opening of the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market in Columbus.

Two Golden Triangle writers among MIAL award winners

Posted 5/6/2017 in Community

Jason Morgan Ward and Catherine Pierce, both faculty members at Mississippi State University, are among 12 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award recipients for works published, performed or shown in 2016.

MUW to present part II of seniors' fine arts exhibit

Posted 5/6/2017 in Community

Graduating seniors of Mississippi University for Women's Department of Art and Design are hosting the 2017 BFA Exhibition "REFIINED" in the Eugenia Summer Gallery.

 

MSU strengthens gameday safety, restricts golf cart, ATV use

Posted 5/6/2017 in Community

Beginning July 1, 2017, Mississippi State will significantly restrict the use of non-university golf carts, ATVs or other such off-road vehicles on campus.

 

 

Quick Bites programs offer advice on women's health, kids' education

Posted 5/6/2017 in Community

The Mississippi State University Extension Service is once again offering Quick Bites programs for the public this month.

 

 

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