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The eyes have it: Some find life-altering results in vision therapy

Posted 9/17/2011 in Community

On Wednesday, 10-year-old Matt Morel of Caledonia came home from school with a social studies assignment and 10 or so questions to answer about Christopher Columbus. The everyday task might seem ho-hum in most households, but that the fifth-grader could tackle it on his own is cause for joy as far as his parents, Melanie and Keith, are concerned. A year ago, he couldn't have.

 

'Columbus Native, American Master' on exhibit at library

Posted 9/11/2011 in Community

For the fifth consecutive year, the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library presents an exhibit in conjunction with the Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes.

 

 

The dogs of 9/11

Posted 9/11/2011 in Community

In the shocked aftermath of terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, brave search and rescue dogs and their handlers from across the country were mobilized. For frantic days they sniffed for survivors. For numbing weeks, they searched for casualties.

 

Canine heroes: Intelligent, courageous, all heart -- search and rescue dogs have what it takes

Posted 9/11/2011 in Community

"Check!" Kathy Doty commands, and R.I.P. is off in a blur of buff and black fur. The 20-month-old Belgian Malinois runs straight toward an agility ramp, his sensitive nose already on scent. He circles the wooden structure, sniffing continuously.

 

CAC hosts Ron Tew book launch today

Posted 9/9/2011 in Community

The Columbus Arts Council will host a book launch event at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., today from 4-7 p.m., for Ron Tew's latest novel, "The Conversion."

 

Life on canvas: From portraits to possums, Columbus artist is inspired by it all

Posted 9/3/2011 in Community

"You can't look at eyes as eyes and just draw them," mused Renée Sheridan in her soft, sing-song cadence. "You can't think, 'I know how eyes are -- they're oval and have a circle in the middle.' You look at eyes as light and dark. You're always looking at where the light is meeting the dark ... and you draw what you see."

 

Town plans for Caledonia Days

Posted 8/31/2011 in Community

CALEDONIA -- The eighth annual Caledonia Days festival is still a month and a half away, but plans are swiftly falling into place.

 

 

Howlin' Wolf Blues Fest to host multiple award-winners

Posted 8/27/2011 in Community

Blues festival fans are an intrepid bunch, used to putting up with muggy temperatures, dust or mud to get their live fix. But the annual Howlin' Wolf Memorial Blues Festival every Labor Day weekend in West Point offers a welcome break.

 

Community Counseling's new shops in West Point: Retail with real purpose

Posted 8/27/2011 in Community

When Elizabeth Schaffenburg unlocks the doors of The Shops at Community Commons in West Point each morning, she knows the day is going to be about much more than selling an antique armoire or a gently-read copy of a New York Times best-seller.

 

Cruisers rev up for Saturday's 20th anniversary car show

Posted 8/26/2011 in Community

The roadsters, hot rods, muscle cars and Model A's will all strut their stuff at the East Bank of the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam Saturday in Columbus.

 

 

David Creel: Birthday? Bring it on

Posted 8/21/2011 in Community

With my 40th birthday quickly approaching, I have been staring in mirrors a lot longer lately. The face I had in my 20s and 30s is vaguely recognizable amidst the strangers that have moved in around my eyes, forehead and mouth.

 

 

Mississippi Hills planning meeting comes to Columbus

Posted 8/21/2011 in Community

TUPELO -- Two regional meetings are being held in August to gather input for the federally-mandated Management Plan for the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area (MHNHA).

 

Columbus dentist enjoys role as extra in 'The Help'

Posted 8/20/2011 in Community

Dr. John Fields isn't heading to Hollywood just yet, but he had such a ball as an extra in "The Help," he might have to give it some thought.

People helping people: Elementary schools take mission of volunteerism global

Posted 8/16/2011 in Community

Kathy Cadden has made helping others the focus of her life, but Monday, when she found herself in a bit of need, she knew exactly where to go -- Sale Elementary International Studies Magnet School.

Columbus garners its 16th National Tree City award

Posted 8/13/2011 in Community

The City of Columbus was awarded the Tree City USA certification by the Mississippi Urban Forest Council at the recent statewide forestry conference, one of only 29 cities in the state qualifying for the recognition.

 

David Creel: Bringing back an old favorite

Posted 8/13/2011 in Community

Mousse is making a comeback! Yes, folks you read it correctly. My first introduction to this whipped concoction was way back in high school when I would pump handfuls of it into the hairdos of my girlfriends before going out to a ballgame. Whether it was Dottie, Renee or Misty, one thing was essential -- mousse, and lots of it, to keep the bangs high and the curls waving.

 

 

Brown named new MSU-Meridian dean, VP

Posted 8/13/2011 in Community

A Kansas university administrator with an extensive background in arts and music education is the new dean and associate vice president of Mississippi State University's Meridian campus.

 

 

Gordy Honors Series announces fall speakers

Posted 8/13/2011 in Community

The Mississippi University for Women Gordy Honors College Forum series opens Thursday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m. at Nissan Auditorium in Parkinson Hall on campus. The Forum Series continues through November, presenting lectures and undergraduate research.

 

Blues Trail? There's an app for that

Posted 8/13/2011 in Community

JACKSON -- The Mississippi Blues Trail mobile app is now available for download from the iTunes® store. The free app, currently available only for iPhones, has a variety of features to allow users to navigate the trail and create customized itineraries to explore Mississippi's musical heritage.

A feel-good place: Good Samaritan Clinic celebrates 10 years

Posted 8/13/2011 in Community

"It was his idea," Dr. James Woodard smiled, gesturing toward his cohort, Dr. Alan Williams, sitting only a few feet away. "I just jumped on his back and have been riding it ever since. He was the main guy; I was the cheerleader."

 

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