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New Hope senior headed to Miss Mississippi Teen

Posted 10/30/2011 in Community

On the weekend of Nov. 3-5, young ladies from all across the state will vie for the title of Miss Mississippi Teen USA 2012 in Tunica. One of them will be 17-year-old Amber Leigh Cheezum, a senior at New Hope High School in Lowndes County.

 

Gardening expert to speak Friday

Posted 10/30/2011 in Community

Best-selling garden book author Bobby J. Ward will be speaking at Mississippi State University on Nov. 4. Ward will speak at Tully Auditorium in Thompson Hall on MSU's campus in Starkville from 10 until 11 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.

 

 

Kempker named MUW humanities teacher of the year

Posted 10/30/2011 in Community

Mississippi University for Women is celebrating Dr. Erin Kempker, assistant professor in the Department of History, Political Science and Geography, as its Humanities Teacher Award recipient for the academic school year.

 

Kappa Pi art auction to benefit high school program

Posted 10/30/2011 in Community

The art program at Caledonia High School will soon have more resources thanks to the Drawing Out Success program run by students of Mississippi University for Women's Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity.

 

Kirkin o' the Tartans service to honor Presbytery heritage

Posted 10/23/2011 in Community

On Sunday, Oct. 30, the beautifully plaintive song of the bagpipe will call the congregation of Columbus' First Presbyterian Church to worship at the "top of the hill" on Bluecutt Road.

 

 

MSU cheese store extends hours, takes holiday orders

Posted 10/23/2011 in Community

The staff at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Sales Store, located on Mississippi State University's campus, is encouraging patrons to place orders now for the holidays and to take advantage of products suited to tailgating.

 

 

Saturday to mark grand opening of Starkville Pilot Club Music Trail

Posted 10/22/2011 in Community

The exuberant beat of an "alligator" drum and plink of marimbas will ring out at Starkville's McKee Park on Lynn Lane Saturday at the grand opening of the first phase of the Pilot Club Music Trail at 10 a.m.

 

 

CAC is 'raising the roof' with NYC trip fundraiser

Posted 10/15/2011 in Community

The Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center is "raising the roof" with its second annual New York City Trip Raffle.

 

Columbus woman will carry daughter's memory with her on Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure walk

Posted 10/15/2011 in Community

Terry Brewer doesn't cry when she discusses her personal battle with breast cancer, but when she begins to talk about her daughter's fight, the tears fall freely.

 

Baptist hosts breast cancer education luncheon Thursday

Posted 10/12/2011 in Community

There are a lot of misconceptions about breast cancer. Oncology Nurse Navigator Amanda Mordecai, of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, hears them every day. Thursday, she hopes to do a little myth-busting at the hospital's first breast cancer education luncheon, a free program which will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the hospital's Patient Tower Education Rooms 4 and 5.

 

Blitz build: Habitat for Humanity and Fairview church team up to build house in nine days

Posted 10/8/2011 in Community

Night has fallen, and dew forms on sparse tufts of grass. It's a time when most residential construction sites have gone silent and still until sunrise. But not this one. The thump of nail guns and banter of a roofing crew break the rural dark. The hour draws closer to midnight, but volunteers work under powerful flood lights, committed to getting the job finished before calling it quits.

MUW raises breast cancer awareness through 'Pink for the Cure' events

Posted 10/8/2011 in Community

Members of Mississippi University for Women's campus community have come together to raise awareness about breast cancer through MUW Pink For The Cure.

 

Club notes

Posted 10/1/2011 in Community

Northwood Garden Club The first meeting of the new club year for Northwood Garden Club of Columbus was a salad luncheon held at the home of Lucy Phillips.

 

 

Holocaust survivor to share her experience

Posted 10/1/2011 in Community

At Mississippi State Monday, Oct. 10, Holocaust survivor Ann Jaffe will share personal experiences from one of the most tragic and significant events of the 20th century.

 

 

No slowing down Kathleen Hedgepeth and her iconic 'silver bullet'

Posted 9/25/2011 in Community

Hedgepeth now confidently drives the Suburban that pulls her 2005 34-foot, triple axle travel trailer. She often travels in caravan with other Airstreamers, who all stay in ready touch with each other by CB radio.

 

 

SAAC to showcase 'Elegance in the Arts'

Posted 9/25/2011 in Community

"Elegance in the Arts" will be the theme for the 2011 Starkville Area Arts Council gala, the organization's premier annual event.

 

 

Renowned journalist, author to conclude Table Talk series

Posted 9/25/2011 in Community

Curtis Wilkie, author of "The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise and Ruin of America's Greatest Trial Lawyer," is the featured speaker at the Sept. 28 Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Table Talk series.

 

 

Saturday Profile: Tina Sweeten settles into her new role as Columbus Arts Council director

Posted 9/23/2011 in Community

Tina Sweeten will tell you she's not an artist, but don't let that fool you. The newly appointed head of the Columbus Arts Council may not wield a brush or palette, but she has surrounded her life with color, from the places she has visited to the people, passions and pets that populate her world.

 

 

International Series to focus on world religions

Posted 9/17/2011 in Community

Focusing on world religions and interfaith dialogue, the 2011-2012 International Series at Mississippi University for Women will include presentations on specific religions, films about religious conflict and cooperation, and an interfaith dialogue between local religious leaders.

 

 

Lowndes public libraries receive Libri Foundation grant

Posted 9/17/2011 in Community

The Artesia Public Library, Caledonia Public Library and Crawford Public Library, all branches of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System, recently received more than 80 books each from the Libri Foundation.

 

 

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