Raising a champagne toast with tuxedoed friends at midnight is one way to usher in a new year. As is dazzling the neighborhood kids with fireworks before retiring to a cozy sofa with hot chocolate. But gulping for breath in thin, frigid air? Inching upward on leaden legs through shifting volcanic scree and then snow? In the dark? Who does that?
Dream 365 announces its 2014 award recipients in association with the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in Columbus Jan. 13-20. The awards are identified by three categories: Unsung Heroes, Oasis of Freedom and Justice, and Student Essay and Creative Arts.
Mississippi University for Women's Office of Outreach and Innovation will offer 42 non-credit courses as part of its community Life Enrichment Program this spring.
Mississippi University for Women now has a Mock Trial team, which will compete in regional competitions in February in Jackson.
"If you look at where we are today and we try to make plans for where we will go tomorrow, you have to remember how you got to where you are," said Learnard Dickerson. With the Rev. Tony Montgomery and Lavonne Harris, he is a co-founder of Dream 365, a now week-long commemoration in Columbus of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Mississippi University for Women professor Shawn Dickey, and student Tshering Lama Sherpa, will be recognized at the Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) Tuesday, Feb. 18.
The Golden Triangle UNCF Committee, which includes the areas of West Point, Starkville and Columbus, will host their annual banquet to support the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) on Friday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Salvation Army bell-ringers in Biloxi collected two golden rings. The diamond engagement and wedding rings were wrapped in a two-page letter asking that they go to a Christian couple who cannot afford a diamond and are making a lifetime commitment.
Residents of Mississippi can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January.
Don't make the mistake of trying to pigeonhole Alex Warble's art. He'll surprise you. Just when you think he's best known for his "people party" paintings of repeating "Elvi," pimps or quirky everyday characters, one discovers his surrealistic pet portraits.
This is a day of mixed emotions for Myra McAdams. Fairview Baptist Church's organist is retiring after more than 25 years of Sunday morning and evening services, Wednesday night choir rehearsals, Christmas, Easter and patriotic presentations, nursing home programs, weddings, funerals and hours upon hours of disciplined practice.
More riders in Mississippi State University's therapeutic riding program increases the need for volunteers and horses.
"Columbus, Mobile, Amory, Caledonia, Huntsville, Starkville ... " Doris Brasher read down the list in a small, spiral notebook she keeps in the gingerbread house that serves as a welcome station for Christmas at the Park in Fayette, Ala. "There's Wyoming, Alaska, Germany and Beijing, China," she went on. Doris and her husband, John, like to know where visitors to the annual Christmas display come from.
December is a busy musical month, and the choir of St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Columbus will add to the season with a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols this evening.