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Community Calendar for the week of March 24, 2013

Posted 3/23/2013 in Community

 

Errolton returns to the Columbus Pilgrimage, joining other historic homes in welcoming visitors

Posted 3/23/2013 in Community

As a little girl, Gaines Gaskin twirled in front of mirrors in her hoop skirts and Pilgrimage finery before running lightly down the stairs of her family's antebellum home, Errolton, to welcome visitors. She and her mother, the late Chebie Gaines Bateman, were among dozens of hostesses throughout Columbus sharing some of the South's most beautiful architectural gems -- and interesting stories.

 

Charity Ball court to be presented April 6

Posted 3/23/2013 in Community

 

 

School news: Columbus High Honor Roll

Posted 3/23/2013 in Community

 

 

MUW to launch new online master's program

Posted 3/16/2013 in Community

This summer Mississippi University for Women will launch its Master of Science in Global Commerce program, which will be delivered completely online. Its purpose is to prepare graduates to manage global business operations to the benefit and competitive advantage of companies across the region.

 

Coontz headlines women's history month celebration

Posted 3/16/2013 in Community

Nationally-known historian and family studies expert Stephanie Coontz will play a major role March 20 as part of Mississippi State's Women's History Month Celebration and the Gender Studies Lecture Series.

 

School News: Heritage Academy Honor Roll

Posted 3/16/2013 in Community

 

Creatures great and small: Cedarhill still offers sanctuary to big (and little) cats in need of a home

Posted 3/9/2013 in Community

"Well, hello, it's about time you woke up, girl!" Michelle Cranford calls in a sing-song greeting to Cinderella, a female Bengal tiger lazily waking from a morning bask in the sun. Like the other 10 tigers, six lions, three bobcats, two cougars, two wolves, six horses, seven pot belly pigs, four exotic birds and almost 200 domestic cats who call Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary in Caledonia home, Cinderella has come to understand she is safe and cared for, so she is not startled.

Columbus resident publishes book of poetry and equations

Posted 3/9/2013 in Community

William Furr believes in his work. The Columbus resident often spends his days, and many nights, writing. The most recent result is his fifth self-published book, "Mathematical Proof of Divine Creation and He Leads Me -- I Follow."

And the Magnolia Film Fest awards go to ...

Posted 3/9/2013 in Community

The 16th annual Magnolia Film Festival held in Starkville Feb. 21-23 at Hollywood Premier Cinema drew fans of independent films to see 15 entries ranging from comedies to documentaries.

 

Military brief: Jefferson graduates

Posted 3/9/2013 in Community

 

Ragtime jazz festival proves the music never gets old

Posted 3/2/2013 in Community

Stephen Cunetto is right at home in the handsomely-appointed Templeton Museum on the fourth floor of Mississippi State's Mitchell Memorial Library. Surrounded by rare, vintage talking machines, music boxes, gramophones and graphophones, he moves easily from instrument to instrument, telling a little about each. Cunetto oversees the Charles H. Templeton Sr. Music Museum, one of the finest collections of its kind in the country.

School groups urged to register for Vet School open house

Posted 3/2/2013 in Community

Registration for the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine's annual open house is under way. School groups are invited to attend the open house on Friday, April 5 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Wise Center in Starkville.

 

MSF Juried Arts Competition offers cash awards

Posted 3/2/2013 in Community

A $500 cash prize awaits the artist who wins Best in Show at the Market Street Festival Juried Arts Competition this spring, but the deadline for entering is fast approaching.

 

Wood and wings: A retired engineer 'rounded off the corners' and found the beauty inside stumps of Tupelo gum

Posted 2/23/2013 in Community

Bruce Hufford is a bird watcher. Not the intrepid hiker type, with binoculars and bird book in hand, but an everyday observer of the remarkable winged creatures that share the planet.

 

Military brief: Jones graduates

Posted 2/23/2013 in Community

 

West Point filmmaker premieres new short film

Posted 2/23/2013 in Community

Michael Williams' latest independent film started out as a modest project. But, in keeping with its super hero theme, the characters and story soon grew beyond expectations.

Dunlap becomes first artist-in-residence at MSU

Posted 2/23/2013 in Community

After a career spanning more than three decades as an artist, arts commentator and educator, Mississippi native William "Bill" Dunlap now will help set the bar for students as Mississippi State's first artist-in-residence.

JA Ball tickets go on sale to patrons Feb. 19

Posted 2/16/2013 in Community

Patron tickets to the Junior Auxiliary of Columbus 2013 Charity Ball will be available Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 4-7 p.m. at the Junior Auxiliary Hut at 1000 Park Circle, next to Lee Park.

 

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