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Heavy duty Burpee challenge to raise funds for Palmer Home

Posted 11/13/2013 in Community

The burpee is a physically demanding squat thrust followed by a vertical jump that puts the full body to work. Now, imagine doing 400 of them consecutively. That's the goal four trainers -- Chance Wiygul, Eric Birtley, Jonathan Fortt and Luke Strohl -- hope to hit in a 30-minute Burpee Challenge at Iron Heart Gym at 454 Wilkins-Wise Road in Columbus Saturday.

Eliza's letters: A voice from Columbus' past helps define a 'New Southern Woman'

Posted 11/11/2013 in Community

On a clear winter's night in December 1860, Eliza Lucy Irion Neilson of Columbus sat down with a notebook and began writing her life story. One hundred and fifty-three years later, those who have come after her have a firsthand account of the ordinary and extraordinary world of the American South during and after the American Civil War.

Hand-pieced quilt with a story finds a new home

Posted 11/9/2013 in Community

A hand-pieced quilt has effectively stitched together the lives of one area woman and quilters aged 9 to 90 in rural Nebraska and South Dakota. When a vacationing Donna Egger Grant happened to purchase a few raffle tickets in June for a quilt displayed at the Niobrara Lodge in Valentine, Neb., she "never dreamed" she would actually win it.

 

School news: Heritage Academy Honor Roll

Posted 11/9/2013 in Community

 

'Good guys': Good Sam members give police officers another tool for the job

Posted 11/2/2013 in Community

Rufus Beason eats breakfast almost every morning at Hardee's in North Columbus with a group of other retired men. One particular morning, Beason saw Columbus Police Department Patrol Officer Canyon Boykin come into the restaurant. He has known Boykin for years; the policeman is a longtime friend of Beason's grandson.

 

Downtown Columbus hosts Christmas Open House

Posted 11/2/2013 in Community

 

 

School news: Ferguson admitted to Phi Eta Sigma

Posted 11/2/2013 in Community

 

 

School news: Columbus High Honor Roll

Posted 11/2/2013 in Community

 

 

Military brief: Dennis graduates

Posted 11/2/2013 in Community

 

 

Area craft club to host first holiday bazaar

Posted 10/31/2013 in Community

 

Small boxes, powerful gifts: 30,000 boxes or bust is area goal for Operation Christmas Child's Collection Week

Posted 10/26/2013 in Community

The gifts are small -- a stuffed animal, pencils, a pretty hair clip, bar of soap or tiny model car. But they deliver a powerful message. One that says, "You are not forgotten. Someone cares." To a little girl in an orphanage in Rwanda, or a boy living in a Peruvian village hut, or in any of more than 100 other underserved countries, the modest gifts can make a difference.

 

Annual forum showcases antiques, free events and Jackson's Military Road

Posted 10/26/2013 in Community

 

 

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