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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.

How does your bucket grow? A science project turns bountiful, saving more than 'a drop in the bucket'

Posted 5/26/2012 in Community

It's late afternoon and Jordan Mize's little garden is bathed in the warmth of a low-lying sun. Light glints brilliant through droplets of water clinging to broad leaves and tiny green tomatoes, just coming into the world.

'Sold' on service: Young 'ad execs' promote community causes with inaugural IB exit project

Posted 5/19/2012 in Community

Two months ago, fifth-grader Jalyn Collins had never heard of guerilla marketing. Her classmate, Morgan Williams, could not imagine she would "pitch" a product to random shoppers at the mall. And 11-year-old Kevin Brown certainly had no idea what an elevator speech was. But these students at Sale Elementary International Studies Magnet School -- an IB (international baccalaureate) World School -- and their fifth-grade classmates have become pretty savvy since March. With a public exhibition Monday evening, they completed the K-5 school's first-ever IB exit project.

Grants bring out community's artistic side

Posted 5/19/2012 in Community

Grants can often make the difference between a project coming to fruition or languishing unfulfilled. This academic year, the Starkville Area Arts Council has awarded more than $5,000 in grants in Starkville schools to support artistic pursuits.

Seattle songwriter, Texas-style fiddler combine talents Wednesday

Posted 5/12/2012 in Community

The Columbus Arts Council hosts Seattle singer/songwriter Ian McFeron and fiddler Alisa Milner in concert Wednesday, May 16, in the Omnova Theater of the Rosenzweig Arts Center in downtown Columbus.

Beautiful botanicals and the arts blend in 'Art in the Garden'

Posted 5/12/2012 in Community

If gardening is your passion, or if you just want to spend a leisurely morning listening to good music or watching an artisan at work, the Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC) suggests Art in the Garden Saturday, May 19.

 

Being beautiful: Heaven on earth, right now

Posted 5/12/2012 in Community

It is true that life is measured not by the breaths we take but the moments that take our breath away. I have so very much to measure this Mother's Day.

 

 

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