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SAAC jewelry workshop is May 14

Posted 5/6/2011 in Community

If you've always wanted to learn how to create bead jewelry, the Starkville Area Arts Council offers a workshop Saturday, May 14, part of a series being taught by the North Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society of Tupelo. Reservations are requested by May 11.

 

Like mother, like daughter: Dance has sealed a special bond mother and daughter duo

Posted 5/6/2011 in Community

A staccato chorus of tap, tap tapping reverberates from the wooden floor of the dance studio. Up to the high ceiling it swirls and back down, flooding the bright space with percussive sound.

 

Art, culture, rhythm and blues: CAC announces summer camps

Posted 5/6/2011 in Community

Kids ages 5 to 13 can revel in three summer camp sessions announced by the Columbus Arts Council for the month of June. Each week has a unique theme and class schedule designed to spur creativity in a fun, stimulating environment.

 

Metal menagerie: Market Street Festival vendor, others helping out Camp Rising Sun

Posted 5/2/2011 in Community

With goats, pigs, donkeys and chickens, Paula Sudduth has a virtual farmyard to oversee, especially around festival time. Luckily, these particular critters are low maintenance and live in an East Columbus warehouse when not on the road.

History is uncapped as Soroptimist opens time capsule

Posted 5/2/2011 in Community

Twenty-five years ago, members of Soroptimist International of Columbus watched as a white capsule, tightly sealed, was buried next to a building that represented almost three years' intense commitment in faith, heart, soul -- and approximately $150,000 in fundraising.

Pi Zeta chapter receives top honors

Posted 5/2/2011 in Community

The Pi Zeta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. received top recognition at the 79th South Eastern Regional Conference recently held in Birmingham, Ala.

Celebrate, remember, fight back: Relay for Life inspires healing and hope in the battle against cancer

Posted 4/23/2011 in Community

Pat Wallace remembers the faces, those seven or eight people she shared the room with each time she went to the clinic for chemotherapy. Allies, usually unknown, united against a common enemy, connected to IVs sending infusions of powerful chemicals coursing toward their critical task.

 

Calling volunteers: Habitat's Women Build set for May 3

Posted 4/23/2011 in Community

In the days leading up to Mother's Day, construction crews of female volunteers will raise their hammers at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week April 30 through May 8. Lowe's and Columbus Lowndes Habitat for Humanity are looking for local women to volunteer for a day at the Habitat construction site during this nine-day event. Construction or home improvement experience is not necessary.

 

 

Voice students earn distinction

Posted 4/23/2011 in Community

Two Mississippi University for Women voice students sang recently in the student auditions held by the Mississippi chapter of National Association of Teachers of Singing.

 

 

School of Arts announces auditions

Posted 4/16/2011 in Community

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) will be holding additional auditions for both Dance and Visual Arts only May 26. Applications are due no later than May 13.

 

Heart for service: Inspired teens send Easter smiles to children battling cancer

Posted 4/11/2011 in Community

The next time someone complains about the self-centered nature of today's youth, point them to Heritage Academy alumnus Drew Estes and the junior class at Immanuel Center for Christian Education.

MUW to dedicate Memorial Garden as family, friends remember Dorabel Craig

Posted 4/11/2011 in Community

Family, friends and members of the extended community at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus will gather Friday, April 15, to dedicate the Dorabel Craig Memorial Garden. The ceremony to honor Dorabel Moore Craig, Class of 1938, will take place at 1:30 p.m.

 

Clean Sweep in high gear

Posted 4/11/2011 in Community

"Clean Sweep Columbus, a Great American Clean-up Event" is searching for volunteers to help clean up the Friendly City. Clean Sweep will kick off Saturday, April 16, at 9 a.m. at the Magnolia Bowl in downtown Columbus.

 

Bagnall filling in the blanks through art

Posted 4/11/2011 in Community

At age 95, Norma Bagnall is still filling in the blanks. The Massachusetts resident, who is a frequent visitor to Columbus, became a snowbird this year to escape the unusually harsh New England winter.

 

MSU plant sale set for April 15-16

Posted 4/11/2011 in Community

The horticulture club at Mississippi State University will offer garden enthusiasts a wide variety of plants and educational seminars at their annual spring plant sale.

 

Community involvement distinguishes JA Charity Ball honorees

Posted 4/2/2011 in Community

At its 61st annual Charity Ball Saturday, Junior Auxiliary of Columbus announced the 2011 Ball king and queen and celebrated community service.

 

Local volunteer selected for ACS Training Team

Posted 4/2/2011 in Community

Mott Ellis was recently selected to serve on the Mid-South Division Relay For Life Training Team. This group of volunteers provides training to Relay For Life volunteers across the six state division.

 

 

Columbus native's debut novel is locally inspired

Posted 4/2/2011 in Community

Lynne Bryant makes her home in Colorado now, but it's the author's deeply-entrenched Mississippi roots that inspired her first novel, "Catfish Alley," just released by Penguin/NAL Accent. What better time than Columbus' Spring Pilgrimage to return to where it all began and introduce her characters to her hometown?

 

 

Friends of Library get poetic about April Table Talk series

Posted 4/2/2011 in Community

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will launch its April Table Talk series on Wednesday, April 6, at noon in the library meeting room, 314 Seventh St. N. As a salute to National Poetry Month, the Table Talks will focus on the oldest of literary art forms -- the poem.

 

 

Music, arts focus of EMCC's Pine Grove Festival

Posted 3/26/2011 in Community

East Mississippi Community College invites the public to the Pine Grove Arts Festival, showcasing the school spirit and artistic achievements of its students, from March 28-31.

 

 

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