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Tips for protecting trees and shrubs from storms

Posted 1/5/2013 in Community

Even the sturdiest-looking trees can be brought down by high winds, heavy snow and ice, but there are ways you can limit the damage. Here are some storm-proofing suggestions that will pay off over time, starting with determining which trees in your landscape are the most vulnerable.

 

 

Work for a healthy marriage in 2013

Posted 1/5/2013 in Community

Many Americans resolve to improve their physical health each new year, and experts at Mississippi State University suggest it is also a great time to focus on healthier relationships.

 

 

New Homestead Center offers women's retreat

Posted 1/5/2013 in Community

The newly opened Mississippi Modern Homestead Center in Starkville hosts its first Women's Wellness Retreat Jan. 11-13. The retreat will feature workshops such as "The Nourishing Kitchen," "Backyard Medicine" and "Finding Your Story."

 

Military brief: Hargrove graduates

Posted 1/5/2013 in Community

Air Force Airman Shaquana C. Hargrove graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Express yourself!: A remarkable group of painters transcend challenges to find power and joy in art

Posted 12/29/2012 in Community

In her world, Monica Herard may not enjoy the ability to dictate her day, a freedom most of us take for granted. But when in front of the canvas, she is finally in control, the creator of an imaginative, colorful vision that develops at her direction.

CAC begins new year with fresh logo, focus

Posted 12/29/2012 in Community

Mississippi University for Women graphic design major Chelsea Mitchell went back to basics, and it paid off. In a recent logo design contest hosted by the Columbus Arts Council, Mitchell's submission was selected as the winner.

Founder's portrait finally returned

Posted 12/29/2012 in Community

An oil on canvas portrait thought to be Annie Coleman Peyton, one of The W's founding mothers, has been returned to campus after a quest for its restoration that started more than 40 years ago.

 

Shape up finances in the new year

Posted 12/29/2012 in Community

Another year will soon begin, and with it, people will make resolutions for financial fitness and better spending and saving habits.

 

 

MUW to host Mississippi Theatre Association's annual festival

Posted 12/29/2012 in Community

Mississippi University for Women will be center stage for the 2013 Mississippi Theatre Association's annual festival and convention set for Jan. 17-20.

 

 

Still smoking? Kick it this year

Posted 12/29/2012 in Community

This New Year's eve, millions of Americans will resolve to improve their health is by eliminating tobacco products, such as cigarettes and chewing tobacco, from their lives.

 

 

School news: Hardy graduates

Posted 12/29/2012 in Community

 

Holiday HUGS: Huggable figures for families of deployed airmen keep loved ones close

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

Sometimes you just need a little something to hang on to, especially at Christmas time. For the children and spouses of deployed airmen from Columbus Air Force Base, that tangible, squeezable something might be a HUG -- a Huggable Uniform Gift bearing the image of a loved one who is serving far from home this holiday

Local group wins national honor with Smithville literacy project

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

A literacy project organized by the Lowndes County Republican Women has earned first place honors in the National Federation of Republican Women's Barbara Bush Literacy Program.

CONTACT reassurance clients warm up with calls and Christmas visits

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

Lula Hudson spent 30 years of her life taking care of other people. She nursed hospice patients for nine of those. The Columbus resident is now 82, and CONTACT Helpline reassurance callers are doing their small part to help take care of her.

Blues Trail scores more than half a million Google hits

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

This month, the Mississippi Blues Trail's Google Maps web page reached more than 500,000 visits. The map can be accessed from the home page of the Blues Trail as well as from each individual marker page.

 

School news: ICC honor roll

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

 

 

School news: EMCC graduation

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

 

 

School news: James listed in Who's Who

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

 

 

School news: Summerville graduates

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

Larry Summerville Jr. of Columbus graduated from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Dec. 15, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgical engineering.

 

 

Plenty for young ones to do locally, say MUW educators

Posted 12/22/2012 in Community

While younger family members are out of school for the holidays, the magic of the season may quickly wear off and parents can expect to hear an old complaint: "I'm bored."

 

 

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