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Feeling presidential: Looking back on fun White House food facts

Posted 2/21/2018 in Food

We all have favorite foods. That doesn't change just because one becomes president of the United States.

 

He's been called the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's 'secret weapon,' and CCS is bringing him to town

Posted 2/17/2018 in Entertainment

Alisa Toy decided she had nothing to lose. "I was really nervous, but I thought, why not just go for the top? The only thing he can do is say 'no.'" The "he" is Richard Elliott, principal organist with the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

 

JA Charity Ball ticket night is just ahead

Posted 2/17/2018 in Community

Patron tickets to the Junior Auxiliary of Columbus 2018 Charity Ball will be available from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Junior Auxiliary Hut located at 1000 Park Circle, next to Lee Park.

 

Styling: It's all about getting food ready for its close-up

Posted 2/14/2018 in Food

Open a glossy magazine, a cookbook, a colorful menu or watch almost any food commercial, and you're almost assuredly witnessing the work of food stylists. The art of making food look irresistible for the camera is a learned craft, and students in a food styling course at Mississippi University for Women's Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) Monday had a Valentine's Day feast ready for its close-up.

 

Library to screen thought-provoking films for Black History Month

Posted 2/10/2018 in Entertainment

Thurgood Marshall and a landmark case, black representation in Hollywood and Detroit's turbulent summer of '67 are some of the topics tackled in a series of films to be screened free to the public by the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library during Black History Month.

 

Missions to marriages: An innovative nonprofit turns a warehouse into a fundraiser

Posted 2/10/2018 in Community

A lanky sixth-grader from Armstrong Middle School lopes across the floor, his orange oversized sweatshirt swinging with each long stride. With barely a pause, he drops his book bag on a table, walking on, eager to catch up with other middle schoolers who have already arrived.

 

A look at Valentine's Day, by the numbers

Posted 2/10/2018 in Entertainment

Ah, the simplicity of our Valentine's Days of elementary school.

 

We asked, 'What's your culinary idea of the perfect Valentine's Day?'

Posted 2/7/2018 in Food

With Cupid's big day just a week away, givers, receivers and lovesick shoppers are making their plans. So are bakers, restaurateurs and florists who are preparing for the rush.

 

What to do with a life's work in literacy? Give it all away

Posted 2/3/2018 in Community

Jane Hodges Crater is vivacious, determined, energetic, and sometimes, appalled. Appalled that more than 30 million adults in the United States can't read, according to the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy. It's a fact the retired educator has spent decades of her life trying to change.

 

MUW's 'Meet the Author' welcomes 'Delta Jewels' writer Monday

Posted 2/3/2018 in Entertainment

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alysia Burton Steele, author of "Delta Jewels: In Search of my Grandmother's Wisdom" (Center Street, 2015), will be the next writer featured in Mississippi University for Women's "Meet the Author" series.

 

Picasso, Einstein and SCT serve up laughs in play by Steve Martin

Posted 2/3/2018 in Entertainment

Imagine Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein together in a bar in Montmartre, Paris, in 1904.

 

Masquerade ball to unmask a good time, honor patron of the arts

Posted 2/3/2018 in Community

Marvelous masks are in fashion for the Columbus Arts Council's 34th annual gala and auction at Trotter Convention Center Friday, Feb. 16.

 

February Quick Bites serve up free tips on groceries, pruning

Posted 2/3/2018 in Community

Mississippi State University Extension Service Quick Bites program in February include Grocery Shopping 101 and Basic Pruning.

 

Big Band music returns to Columbus just in time for Valentine's

Posted 1/27/2018 in Entertainment

Gill Harris of Columbus and a host of professional musicians will resurrect the Big Band era at Trotter Convention Center in Columbus.

 

A union of brothers: A phone call from Germany sets a meeting in motion -- and 'hearts are glad'

Posted 1/27/2018 in Community

On his 62nd birthday, with one extraordinary phone call, Stephen Carpenter's family doubled in numbers.

 

Get ready to grow: Sign-up is open for Master Gardener training

Posted 1/27/2018 in Community

A new Master Gardener Training course will soon begin in Mississippi county Extension offices.

 

Big game eats

Posted 1/24/2018 in Food

Without a team in the fray, my personal zeal for Super Bowl LII is idling on the sidelines.

 

For creatures great and small: When disasters strike, volunteers stand ready to deploy

Posted 1/20/2018 in Community

Carla Huston was hands-on for eight weeks after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, working alongside others to blunt the devastation to hundreds, if not thousands, of pets and livestock on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

 

Winter warmers: Comfort food ideas to help beat the chill

Posted 1/17/2018 in Food

An extra log on the fire is all well and good, but Southerners know an arctic blast calls for down-home comfort food.

 

A pioneer in meeting needs is thanked for his vision

Posted 1/13/2018 in Community

The sign was not over-sized or pretentious, but it carried plenty of meaning on a cold Friday January morning in Columbus. "The ACT Center," it read, and for the individuals who for years have walked through the doors of the structure behind it, it represents identity.

 

 

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