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The minis: Good things come in small packages

Posted 3/12/2016 in Community

It was feeding time at the Bradford barn, and the stall residents were restless. Horses -- as any horseperson can testify -- have clocks in their tummies.

JA of Columbus introduces 66th annual Charity Ball court

Posted 3/12/2016 in Community

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus announces the members of its 66th annual Charity Ball court.

Columbus photographer's images featured in show at The W

Posted 3/12/2016 in Community

Chris Jenkins has been a familiar sight on the Mississippi University for Women campus for more than two decades -- usually with a camera in tow.

The Book Ladies: 'Have books, will travel' could be the motto for these dedicated volunteers

Posted 3/5/2016 in Community

Julia Wells really likes a good Christian romance novel. She set out to find one on an afternoon bright with spring promise, in a cheerful room with butter-yellow walls near the Trinity Place Retirement Community dining room.


Seniors and technology: a perfect match for retirement?

Posted 3/5/2016 in Community

It's time to drop the cliche that older generations don't know what they're doing with today's technology.


Stand up!: In a chair-bound world, more of us are getting to our feet

Posted 2/27/2016 in Community

Standing desks aren't exactly a new idea. Leonardo Da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, authors Ernest Hemingway and Virginia Woolf, and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld used them.


Boys & Girls Club to host 'Lights on Afterschool' event

Posted 2/27/2016 in Community

The community is invited to join the Boys & Girls Club of Lowndes County and the Afterschool Alliance Friday, March 11 to celebrate the importance of afterschool programs.



Passport to Wellness program takes confusion out of grocery shopping

Posted 2/27/2016 in Community

Individuals who are looking to make healthier food choices and learn more about food labels will get to participate in a personalized grocery store tour offered through Mississippi University for Women's Passport to Wellness program.


Howard Art History Lecture Series to feature Castenell

Posted 2/27/2016 in Community

Mississippi University for Women will host the Diane Legan Howard Art History Lecture Series, featuring Dr. Wendy Marie Castenell, associate professor of African American Art at The University of Alabama, Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Koostra is winner of National Historic Preservation Medal

Posted 2/27/2016 in Community

Columbus native Margaret Ellis Koostra (Beth) received the National DAR's highest honor in Historic Preservation at Mississippi DAR's Conference in Jackson Feb. 18.

Photos: At the rodeo

Posted 2/20/2016 in Community

Dispatch photographer Luisa Porter took her Nikon D750 camera to the Rotary Classic Rodeo held Feb. 12-13 at the Mississippi Horse Park.

Late photographer's collection donated to Columbus library

Posted 2/20/2016 in Community

More than 15,000 photographic negatives and prints taken by Columbus photographer Carl Brown were recently donated to the Local History Department at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.

Conservationist Ouchley to speak at W Thursday

Posted 2/20/2016 in Community

On Thursday, Feb. 25, Mississippi University for Women's Gordy Honors College Forum Series welcomes Kelby Ouchley, Louisiana public radio host, author and a leader in the Mollicy Farms floodplain reconnection project.


Area nominations sought for Women of Distinction

Posted 2/20/2016 in Community

Nominations are being accepted for the inaugural Women of Distinction luncheon honoring women from the Golden Triangle area and benefitting Girl Scouts Heart of the South.



Columbus couple has artwork in current exhibitions

Posted 2/20/2016 in Community

Thomas Nawrocki and his wife, Susan Nawrocki, of Columbus currently have a variety of their art pieces accepted in national art competitions.



Campus Recreation wants to know 'How Do You Rec?'

Posted 2/20/2016 in Community

Mississippi University for Women's Office of Campus Recreation wants to know "How Do You Rec?" as part of its National Recreation Day Mon., Feb. 22.



4-County Foundation donates to local organizations

Posted 2/20/2016 in Community

The 4-County Foundation met recently and made awards to several area organizations.


Youth to youth: 4-H members send positive message to youth in local Detention Center

Posted 2/15/2016 in Community

Today is Valentine's Day. Sweethearts are showing each other how much they care. Teens have composed love tweets and given each other gigantic stuffed animals. Children have tucked "Star Wars" and "Frozen" Valentines in classmates' desks and gorged on suckers, candy hearts and cupcakes. This celebration of Cupid isn't so happy for everyone, though.

JA Charity Ball ticket sales to open Thursday

Posted 2/13/2016 in Community

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus will open the sale of tickets for the 66th annual Charity Ball on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Junior Auxiliary Hut at 1000 Park Circle.


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