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Shared bounty: Casserole Kitchen provides a helping hand

Posted 11/25/2015 in Food

At a time of year associated with bounty, Starkville's Casserole Kitchen reminds us that not everyone is blessed with it.


Be thankful: Remember a special Thanksgiving? A few readers share

Posted 11/21/2015 in Community

Be thankful. Some argue that, in light of all that is happening in the world around us, it is hard to do. One might counter that, in light of all that is happening in the world around us, it is crucial to do.


Call still open for mass choir to sing with Grammy winner

Posted 11/21/2015 in Entertainment

An invitation for area singers to join a mass choir to perform with Christian music artist David Phelps is still open.


CONTACT asks community's help for area seniors

Posted 11/21/2015 in Community

While most are aware that CONTACT Helpline provides a 24/7 telephone crisis intervention line, they may not know the nonprofit organization checks in daily by phone with hundreds of senior and shut-in Reassurance clients who live alone.


Sweet harvest: In time for Thanksgiving, the Country Store Bake Sale returns

Posted 11/18/2015 in Food

Betty Clyde Jones gets the cooking bug about this time of year. She isn't alone.


Parent Power: CMSD parents go to 'class' to build school-home connection

Posted 11/14/2015 in Community

Typical Tuesdays find school-age children everywhere dressing for the day, downing breakfast and heading out to bus stops and carpools. Tuesdays in Columbus, however, offer "schooling" for parents and mentors, too.


Scrooge and cast bring classic tale to musical life

Posted 11/14/2015 in Entertainment

The spirit of the holidays will come gift-wrapped in "A Christmas Carol, the Musical." A large theatrical cast brings the retelling of Charles Dickens' classic to Columbus Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21.


Fruit of the vine: Wine tasting 101 -- a sensory journey

Posted 11/11/2015 in Food

Exploring wine is a sensory journey, one made with the eyes, nose and palate. Unlocking its secrets, its varieties, its language, has fascinated enthusiasts through the ages.


No-Shave November: This is the hairiest month of the year -- for a cause

Posted 11/8/2015 in Community

We've seen them, the scruffy-faced gents who seem to have lost their razors lately. One week into the 11th month of the year, their bristly stubble is beginning to show.


Operation Christmas Child Collection Week is just ahead

Posted 11/8/2015 in Community

Long tables set up at Columbus' First Baptist Church Wednesday evening were loaded with notebooks, pom poms, hair clips, toothbrushes, small stuffed animals, crayons and combs.


History, mystery highlight Ghosts & Legends tour

Posted 11/8/2015 in Entertainment

The historic river town of Columbus is home to its share of legends and spirits.


Kid power: This preteen discovered cooking is cool -- so is being on national TV

Posted 11/1/2015 in Community

It's a late Monday afternoon, and Mark Coblentz is hungry. Sporting his lucky cap, the seventh-grader moves between refrigerator and kitchen cabinet with the sliding glide preteens tend to perfect.


Well-known coach is recognized by JA of Columbus

Posted 11/1/2015 in Community

When Junior Auxiliary of Columbus decided to select someone in the community as its Stand Beside Her Week honoree, the chapter did not have to look far for a worthy recipient.


Artsy edibles: Yes, there's time

Posted 10/28/2015 in Food

Three more days 'til Halloween and you've put off doing anything creative with those pumpkins you picked up a week or so ago. Sure, you meant to, but the carving, the mess, the clean up ... and besides, it's too late now, right? Of course not.


Say 'I Do!' ... to decorative arts, antiques, flowers through the ages and even romance

Posted 10/25/2015 in Entertainment

The advent of November in Mississippi heralds a weekend often circled in red by those who appreciate the beauty found in timeless antiques, fine fabrics, enduring jewelry and glorious flowers.


DAR chapter reaches out to WWI vets' descendants

Posted 10/25/2015 in Community

The Bernard Romans DAR chapter in Columbus is reaching out to descendants of World War I Lowndes County soldiers whose names appear on two plaques previously displayed at Magnolia Bowl in Columbus.


Scare up some sweets: A Columbus baker shares monstrously good treats

Posted 10/21/2015 in Food

Mason Chandler needed just a little more red icing to make his sugar cookie perfect Monday. Then, a bit of green and a touch of blue and, oh yes, three or four more googly candy eyes.


Local literacy program embraces new name

Posted 10/17/2015 in Community

One of Lowndes County's ardent proponents of early childhood literacy has a new name: First Book in Columbus is now My Book.


Mass choir singers sought for Phelps concert

Posted 10/17/2015 in Entertainment

Christian music artist David Phelps will return to Columbus for a Christmas concert Dec. 19, and First United Methodist Church is inviting area singers to be part of a mass choir to perform with the Grammy Award-winning tenor.


Marketing students go behind scenes at sports venues

Posted 10/17/2015 in Community

Students from East Mississippi Community College's Business and Marketing Technology program took what their instructor, Dr. Joshua Carroll, calls an "epic trip" a few weeks ago.



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