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With metals as a medium, an inspired couple creates beauty and function

Posted 8/18/2012 in Community

One day we just said, 'Let's heat up some metal and have a good time with it,'" smiled Don Coulson, in the Aberdeen studio where he and his wife, Louise, spend much of their time these days.

Lowndes group to help Smithville elementary libraries rebuild

Posted 8/18/2012 in Community

As the wounds left by tornadoes that tore through Smithville in April 2011 continue to heal, teachers and children at Smithville Elementary School will get a helping hand from the Lowndes County Republican Women.

MUW to highlight permanent art collection, host gallery talk

Posted 8/11/2012 in Community

While most area art aficionados are aware Mississippi University for Women hosts exhibitions in the Eugenia Summer Art Gallery in the Art and Design Building on campus, some may not know the university holds an extensive and diverse permanent art collection.

A Columbus congregation gets hands-on for Mission Fest Week

Posted 8/11/2012 in Community

Dehydrated rice was flowing Aug. 5 at First United Methodist Church in Columbus, as about 250 volunteers donned hairnets and plastic gloves. The goal? To package 30,000 nutrient-fortified meals for Stop Hunger Now, an international relief agency that distributes food and other lifesaving aid to children and families around the world.

As the world's best compete in London, a former Olympian among us recalls his own journey

Posted 8/4/2012 in Community

Plenty of Golden Triangle porches sport decorative flags that proclaim collegiate allegiances, whether they be Bulldog maroon and white, Rebel red and blue or any other team's colors. But, from one porch in a quiet, well-manicured West Point neighborhood, don't be surprised to see the Olympic rings flying proudly, at least through the Aug. 12 closing ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Until then, Tony Rosetti's team is Team USA.

Historic Columbus church plans restoration, with community support

Posted 8/4/2012 in Community

Almost 150 years after the cornerstone of Annunciation Catholic Church was laid in Columbus on May 4, 1863, its congregation and community are coming together to ensure the historic landmark is here for generations to come.

 

Air Force seeks "prior service'' recruits

Posted 7/30/2012 in Community

Enlisted veterans who have been honorably discharged over the past few years or are currently serving in the National Guard or the Air Force Reserves may be eligible to return to active duty.

 

Compassionate Friends help families cope with the unthinkable

Posted 7/30/2012 in Community

On July 20, 12 families in Colorado and around the country were stricken with the worst reality a parent can be called on to endure -- the loss of a son or daughter. These families abruptly lost their children, who ranged in age from 6 to 51, to a criminal attack that will never make sense.

CONTACT to host Back 2 School Bash, community outreach

Posted 7/28/2012 in Community

For 37 years, CONTACT has provided a 24-hour helpline for those in crisis situations, in need of information referral, or simply hoping for a caring, nonjudgmental ear. As a new school year gets underway, the nonprofit agency wants to remind youth and teens that this community resource is not only for adults.

Have you taken a look at the Boys & Girls Clubs lately? Good things are going on.

Posted 7/21/2012 in Community

The brightly-lit gymnasium of the Boys & Girls Club in Columbus reverberated with laughter Wednesday afternoon. The song "Ice Cream Freeze," by Hannah Montana, began on a laptop in one corner of the cavernous space, cueing a dance team to begin its routine.

CAC invites public to join in logo makeover

Posted 7/21/2012 in Community

The Columbus Arts Council is considering a logo redesign and is looking to the talented public for ideas.

 

Former Columbian explores church's Jewish roots

Posted 7/14/2012 in Community

Jewish Roots Journey: Memoirs of a Mizpah" is a chronicle of Nancy Petrey's exploration of the Jewish roots of the church, and the deeper understanding she came to of scripture, church history and the history of modern Israel through intensive study and travel.

 

 

Come one, come all: Tabernacle Camp Meeting set to celebrate 184 years

Posted 7/14/2012 in Community

Since 1828, the faithful have gathered at Tabernacle Campground near Ethelsville, Ala., for an annual retreat of worship, fellowship and play. This summer is no exception.

 

Junior Auxiliary teams with library to inspire early literacy skills

Posted 7/7/2012 in Community

I got it!" beamed Delaney Shedd, touching small fingers to the screen of an Early Literacy Station to make an image of a flower, a train or an animal appear. At just 22 months old, her consonants may not be quite crisp, but her understanding that she was making things happen definitely computed.

A family patriarch marks 50th year in the historic home he and his wife loved the moment they saw it

Posted 6/30/2012 in Community

Fifty years after Robert and Donna Snow struggled through undergrowth to catch their first glimpse of the weathered beauty that would become their life's passion, Robert Snow can still recite even the smallest details. It is no wonder, perhaps, since that October morning in 1961 changed the course of his life, and was the salvation of Waverley Mansion.

 

Get merry: Still time to enter CAC's holiday card decorating contest

Posted 6/23/2012 in Community

Admittedly, most minds may be more preoccupied with sunny beaches than Santa Claus this time of year, but those holidays will roll around sooner than we think. The Columbus Arts Council's Holiday Card Decorating Contest will accept entries through Friday, June 29, in three age categories: age 10 and below; 11-17; and 18 and up.

 

Pillowcase frocks are 'changing lives, one little dress at a time'

Posted 6/23/2012 in Community

June sunlight spilling through the windows of St. Paul's Episcopal Church Parish Hall found many hands and light hearts at work on a recent Saturday morning. Amid the muted hum of portable sewing machines and murmur of casual chat and easy laughter, volunteers cut armholes, ironed bias tape, pinned trim and stitched straps.

Down on the farm: Dairy goats answer the "got milk?" question for this industrious family

Posted 6/2/2012 in Community

Ernest Mast's Homestead Acres is nestled deep in Noxubee County, past vast fields that call up the phrase "God's country." Miles of dirt road bordered by corn and soybeans lead to its white rail fence and a neat ranch-style farmhouse, originally built by Ernest's father.

 

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