The phrase "a perfect match" is usually reserved for cheesy dating sites and the greeting card industry, but for Sandra Bullins, it came with four sturdy legs and gleaming black fur. That was in June 2012, when she was partnered with the male Labrador guide dog that would expand all her horizons.
Edwina Williams sat down at the piano in the antebellum home Errolton the evening of April 1 to entertain, she thought, for a surprise birthday party. The surprise, as it turns out, was on her.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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