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Dream 365 expands with new events

Posted 1/16/2013 in Community

The Rev. Tony Montgomery of Columbus checks his watch a lot these days. He has numerous places to be and tasks to check off, as do Learnard Dickerson and Lavonne Harris, who complete the trio of lead organizers of Dream 365.

Hitting the right note: Music focus may inspire tomorrow's musicians (and teach them math as well)

Posted 1/12/2013 in Community

Steady rain on a gray Wednesday didn't dampen spirits inside a music room at Joe Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School in Columbus. Fifth-graders concentrated, drawing bows across strings as they performed a scale on violins for their music teacher, Tina Morgan. As the last notes faded, the children's faces were wreathed in smiles.


Songwriters' competition deadline extended

Posted 1/12/2013 in Community

The Starkville Area Arts Council has announced it will extend the deadline for song entries in its 2013 Cotton District Arts Festival Songwriter's Competition until Friday, Feb. 1.



Seven counties to host youth squirrel hunts

Posted 1/12/2013 in Community

Wildlife groups are sponsoring squirrel hunts for youths in seven counties across Mississippi on Feb. 9 to promote lifetimes of safe and responsible hunting.



Therapeutic program in need of horses, saddles

Posted 1/12/2013 in Community

Mississippi State University's Extension Service is seeking donations of adult-sized saddles and two additional safe, gentle horses for therapeutic riding sessions.


Starkville student benefits from MSU connection to Lincoln

Posted 1/12/2013 in Community

A Starkville High School student says Mississippi State and its connection to historic legislation signed by President Abraham Lincoln led to her ideas in a winning essay, which recently earned her a prized scholarship.

Area MUW nursing students elected to statewide positions

Posted 1/5/2013 in Community

Mississippi University for Women nursing students were elected to four statewide positions in the Mississippi Association of Student Nurses.

Search of Clay County WWI airfield yields artifacts

Posted 1/5/2013 in Community

A small group of explorers led by aviation historian and archaeologist Dave Trojan of Columbus recently revisited Payne Field, the site of a World War I pilot training base near West Point, and undertook a day-long search for artifacts related to the historic aviation site.


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


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