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Better together: Grandmother and granddaughter team up and carry on tradition

Posted earlier today in Food

Homemade ice cream and summer celebrations go together like fun and family. So with Independence Day around the corner, Fran Brown and her granddaughter, Kate Scott Gee, got in a pre-Fourth ice cream-making practice at Brown's home near the Mississippi University for Women campus.

 

Rock on: Rocks and paint add up to summer fun and sense of community

Posted 6/24/2017 in Community

One bright idea, a pile of stones, paints and a Facebook page have had the small town of Caledonia rocking for the past week.

 

More Quick Bites: Free Extension sessions for July

Posted 6/24/2017 in Entertainment

Once again, Mississippi State University Extension Service will soon offer up an assortment of timely topics for the public in condensed midday doses.

 

On being dad: One man's journey of turning points and compassion

Posted 6/17/2017 in Community

Jostling for position, Charity, Faith and Christian Yeates bob around the basketball goal. Rubber-sole squeaks and bouncing balls echo in the brightly-lit First Baptist Church gym. The game is on, at least until the three siblings erupt in giggles.

 

Crawfish boil gift helps coalition combat homelessness

Posted 6/17/2017 in Community

A recent donation to the Golden Triangle Regional Homeless Coalition will go straight to work locally, helping end the cycle of homelessness.

 

Good to grill: Father's Day, any day, kebabs suit the occasion

Posted 6/14/2017 in Food

Father's Day is celebrated on various dates in about 40 countries around the world, Wikipedia tells us.

 

Ultimate rides: Some fascinations never fade, and some prop us up when least expected

Posted 6/10/2017 in Community

Thrill comes in all shapes and sizes. For some guys, it's the rush of a new boat, the latest putter or 50-yard-line tickets.

 

Bidding farewell to Super Gabe

Posted 6/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

If Gabriel "Super Gabe" Valentine taught those around him anything, it's that courage comes in small packages.

 

Columbus to Oxford: 'Desperation Road' writer makes a new home

Posted 6/10/2017 in Community

The blue Victorian house near the heart of downtown Columbus has new occupants.

 

Two and done: Look what you can make with just two ingredients

Posted 6/7/2017 in Food

A few days ago I was in a conversation about recipes with a couple of friends. We all probably know the feeling of staring at a new recipe that calls for a long list of this and that, most of which our kitchens are missing.

 

An educator's stories make 'impossible' seem possible

Posted 6/3/2017 in Community

While most nonagenarians are taking life a little easier than before, Jim Hunt of Columbus is keeping up an industrious pace.

 

Suited to summer: An area chef serves up market fresh ideas

Posted 5/31/2017 in Food

So long to the month of May. Hello, summer, with long days of beaming sun, outdoor grilling and our somewhat morbid fascination with heat indices.

 

A happy little instrument: After decades of being snubbed, the diminutive ukulele is making waves

Posted 5/27/2017 in Community

For 13-year-old Kenna McGrew, it happened at a church event. A friend had brought along a ukulele, and Kenna came home smitten with the quirky little instrument.

 

Volunteers host local arts bazaar in Starkville Sunday

Posted 5/27/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An inaugural Sunday Funday takes place Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Starkville's Cotton District.

 

Food: A path to understanding where we come from

Posted 5/24/2017 in Food

Since the beginning of humankind, food has been a marker of cultures.

 

Loaves and Fishes preparing a Polynesian Paradise

Posted 5/20/2017 in Community

An imaginary excursion to the islands is in store when Loaves and Fishes Community Soup Kitchen presents its fourth annual Festival of Flavors June 2 at Lion Hills Center in Columbus.

 

To everthing a season: A garden club closes the book after 60 years, but we're reminded clubs make for a more beautiful world

Posted 5/20/2017 in Community

"Columbus Boasts New Garden Club," the headline reads. The photocopied Commercial Dispatch newspaper article dated Jan. 12, 1957, is well-preserved, even though the gray scrapbook page it's glued to is fraying a bit at the edges.

 

Sounds of Summer returns for 10th year

Posted 5/20/2017 in Entertainment

Lazy, hazy summertime in the Golden Triangle heralds the return of Sounds of Summer in Columbus.

 

Mother and daughter: A family steps out on faith, with dual degrees to show for it

Posted 5/13/2017 in Community

Karrah Fort, 38, is likely to long remember how she celebrated Mother's Day weekend 2017 -- by walking across the stage to receive her master's degree in social work from the University of Tennessee.

 

Death Over Dinner: a way to have the 'difficult conversation'

Posted 5/13/2017 in Community

As a longtime nurse who has worked in many parts of the world, Stephanie Holcombe is well aware that people deal with death in various ways.

 

 

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