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School news: Bogue graduates

Posted 5/25/2013 in Community

 

 

School news: Holton initiated

Posted 5/25/2013 in Community

 

A pilgrimage to Pilsen: A Columbus veteran makes emotional return to Czech towns he helped liberate in 1945

Posted 5/25/2013 in Community

Dr. Bob Gilbert eased back in an upholstered chair in his spacious, pastel living room Tuesday. One hand rested on his leg, the other on top of a walking cane. He was surrounded by lovely things, in this home on a quiet, wooded lot not far from downtown Columbus. He is an educated man, described by close friends as compassionate and selfless. He enjoys music, the arts and the pursuit of knowledge. His thoughts, however, were elsewhere.

 

Honor the troops: Tips for proper flag protocol

Posted 5/25/2013 in Community

 

College-bound students get a little help from SAAC

Posted 5/25/2013 in Community

The Starkville Area Arts Council has announced the nine recipients of its College Arts Scholarships. Mykela Bricka, Louis Codling, Marina Dandass, Keats V. Haupt, Amy Hornsby, Mary Kate Hughes, Andrew Lark III, David McKell and Lacy Claire Whitten will soon enter college or university programs to pursue arts-related fields as their majors.

 

School news: EMCC spring graduation

Posted 5/18/2013 in Community

 

The Power of purses: Donating handbags makes a difference to a ministry to Mexico

Posted 5/18/2013 in Community

If Angie Basson ever wondered what a couple of thousand purses look like, chances are she won't have to wait long to find out. The spare bedroom of her east Lowndes County home is already overflowing with about 1,000 handbags of every color and configuration -- and the stockpile keeps growing.

Jimmie Rodgers Foundation honors legend with CD release

Posted 5/18/2013 in Community

In recognition of the 80th anniversary of the death of "The Father of Country Music," Meridian native son Jimmie Rodgers, and in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Meridian's Jimmie Rodgers Festival, the Jimmie Rodgers Foundation on Thursday released a unique CD recorded in Meridian's Jimmie Rodgers Museum.

A sacred space: Time-worn graves on a remote ridge remind of Indian heritage and church roots

Posted 5/11/2013 in Community

Sunlight performed a dappled dance through new growth overhead, as a gentle wind sent tall grasses brushing against tombstones that have stood vigil for almost two centuries. The peace was palpable on this rural ridge in Oktibbeha County.

Fan drive: Small acts become big blessings

Posted 5/11/2013 in Community

When a Mississippi summer hits its stride, those unable to cool their homes suffer miserably. The results can be life-threatening.

Organic gardens? One-stroke art? Self defense? LEP offers it all

Posted 5/11/2013 in Community

Learning a new skill, an innovative exercise, or a better way to tackle almost anything from scrapbooking to eBay is at the community's fingertips. Those subjects, plus many others, are among course offerings in the Mississippi University for Women Life Enrichment Program's upcoming summer terms.

Gardens, getaways and hunting trips headline CAC gala

Posted 5/4/2013 in Community

Organizers of the annual Columbus Arts Council gala may have outdone themselves this time around.

Four-year-olds receive early music training, thanks to sorority

Posted 5/4/2013 in Community

To the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, sounds emanating from 13 pre-K students at Coleman Head Start recently were music to the ears. Since February, 13, the children have been learning to not only love music, but how to play the violin and recorder.

MSMS students to present Emancipation Day program

Posted 5/4/2013 in Community

On Wednesday, May 8, students from across Mississippi will turn an historically African-American cemetery in Columbus into a dramatic setting for a musical lesson in local history.

 

Four conservation camps offer summer experiences

Posted 5/4/2013 in Community

 

 

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