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Stitched with love: A story leads a Columbus woman to reach out to kids a world away

Posted yesterday in Community

For dozens of young girls in Chinameca, El Salvador, this Christmas will bring a special gift sent with love from Columbus, Mississippi. It began with a story Tammy Craddock recently heard from a niece who had been on a mission trip abroad more than a year ago

Don't forget: Columbus tree lighting is virtual Monday

Posted yesterday in Entertainment

Even without the hustle and bustle of a crowd gathered for the "flip of the switch," Monday's official lighting of the city Christmas tree will deliver its own brand of excitement -- virtually on Facebook Live.

 

JA of Columbus accepting scholarship applications

Posted yesterday in Community

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus is reaching out to graduating high school seniors in Lowndes County, encouraging them to consult with their school guidance counselor about applying for a scholarship from the nonprofit organization.

 

 

Lowndes MSU Alumni chapter asks members to support drives

Posted yesterday in Community

Giving back is a current focus for the Lowndes County Chapter of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association. Three collection drives will benefit area agencies.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of November 29, 2020

Posted yesterday in Entertainment

 

In the garden with Felder: Cold-weather creativity in the garden

Posted yesterday in Columns

Must. Get. A. Grip. Little artsy crafts are turning my garden into my grandmother's.

Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet opens 28th season with 'The Nutcracker'

Posted yesterday in Entertainment

Under the direction of Jennifer Beasley, Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet opens its 28th season with the holiday favorite "The Nutcracker."

Southern Gardening: Abundant poinsettia colors bring beauty to holidays

Posted yesterday in Columns

This past week, we've celebrated Thanksgiving and the "official" start of the holiday season.

Love those leftovers

Posted 11/25/2020 in Food

By now, plans have been made for how our Thanksgivings will unfold. Just before writing this, I listened to a call-in program on MPB radio as listeners shared how they're adapting this year.

Filling family comfort foods

Posted 11/25/2020 in Food

Just the thought of comfort foods is often enough to warm the soul, especially as cool winds blow and temperatures drop.

Put a zesty spin on weeknight meals

Posted 11/25/2020 in Food

Dinner in many households means foolproof recipes that families can count on, but those can become bland and boring.

Thoughts at Thanksgiving

Posted 11/21/2020 in Community

Here we are, counting down the days to one of the most unusual Thanksgivings many have experienced.

 

Make the most of the holidays with Quick Bites tips

Posted 11/21/2020 in Entertainment

As the end of a stressful 2020 nears its end, two free Mississippi State University Extension Services' Quick Bites programs focus on decorating the season and preserving memories.

 

COVID cancels Country Store, but support for Lee Home still needed

Posted 11/21/2020 in Community

After 59 years, the annual Country Store Bake Sale at the Stephen D. Lee Home and Museum in Columbus will not take place this year.

In the garden with Felder: Of growing and giving thanks

Posted 11/21/2020 in Columns

I barely survived a potent scorpion this week, in my kitchen which is as experimental as my garden.

 

Community Calendar for the week of November 22, 2020

Posted 11/21/2020 in Entertainment

 

Southern Gardening: Plant violas now for fall to spring color

Posted 11/21/2020 in Columns

This past weekend, I planted the last of my Big Four must-have, cool-season color annuals: violas.

Tips for sweets -- and safety -- this Thanksgiving

Posted 11/18/2020 in Food

Like many of you, our family plans to scale back this Thanksgiving -- fewer people, much simpler menu, and aiming to do whatever we do outside, assuming Mother Nature is kind.

Flavorful dishes prepped in minutes for small, family gatherings

Posted 11/18/2020 in Food

In what's certain to be a holiday season unlike any other, you can transform your seasonal menu in 20 minutes of prep time or less by incorporating flavorful ingredients that make ordinary dishes extraordinary, ensuring the holidays are as special and memorable as any other year.

Apples help celebrate the best of the season

Posted 11/18/2020 in Food

If it seems like your grocery store's apple section is more abundant than it has been in the past, you'd be correct.

 

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