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Every day's a (food) holiday

Posted 2/20/2019 in Food

Food "holidays" amaze me. It's hard to name a food that doesn't have a day or month devoted to its celebration. February is National Chocolate Lovers Month (of course). And National Potato Lovers Month. And National Cherry Month, Grapefruit Month, Snack Food Month and Hot Breakfast Month, to name a few. But it gets better.

Turn chicken soup into a comforting, nutrient-dense meal

Posted 2/20/2019 in Food

There's nothing like a bowl of steaming chicken soup when you're feeling under the weather, or even simply to warm a winter.

Try this dimpled, chewy, herb-topped deep-dish focaccia

Posted 2/20/2019 in Food

Centuries ago, focaccia began as a by-product: When bakers needed to gauge the heat of the wood-fired oven -- focaccia stems from focolare and means "fireplace" -- they would tear off a swatch of dough, flatten it, drizzle it with olive oil, and pop it into the hearth to bake as an edible oven thermometer.

Threads through time: A discovery of old letters links families, preserves county history

Posted 2/16/2019 in Community

Lynne Rosamond carefully unfolds a letter from another century. The handwriting is small and close, the paper fragile with age. Not unexpected in correspondence penned 170 years ago. It is one of several letters from the mid-1800s discovered in family memorabilia at Franklin Square, the circa 1835 home of Lilla Pratt Rosamond until her passing in 2009.

Magnolia Film Festival returns for 22nd year

Posted 2/16/2019 in Entertainment

Mississippi's oldest film festival will once again celebrate independent filmmakers with a showcase in the Golden Triangle.

JA Charity Ball ticket night set for Thursday in Columbus

Posted 2/16/2019 in Community

Tickets to an event that typically fills Trotter Convention Center each spring will become available to the public Thursday.

MUW Theatre to present 'Schoolhouse Rock Live!'

Posted 2/16/2019 in Entertainment

The Department of Theatre at Mississippi University for Women will present "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" Friday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. in Rent Auditorium, Whitfield Hall.

 

Pottery demo at Columbus Library set for Feb. 26

Posted 2/16/2019 in Entertainment

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System will host a pottery demonstration by local artist Stephen Phillips on Tuesday, Feb. 26 starting at 12:30 p.m.

 

Camp Kesem at MSU to support children with parent impacted by cancer

Posted 2/16/2019 in Community

A national network of college student leaders who support children impacted by a parent's cancer is announcing that Mississippi State will host a new chapter of Camp Kesem this fall.

Global Lecture Series to present former astronaut, Space Station commander

Posted 2/16/2019 in Entertainment

Former astronaut and International Space Station commander Scott Kelly visits Mississippi State on Thursday, Feb. 21 as part of the university Student Association's Global Lecture Series.

U.S. district judge, MSU alumnus, to speak in Starkville Feb. 28

Posted 2/16/2019 in Entertainment

A 1967 Mississippi State mathematics honors graduate and accomplished U.S. District Judge is returning to his alma mater as the newest guest in the Lamar Conerly Governance Lecture Series, part of February's Black History Month events.

The Orators series: 'Democratic Faith in Dark Times'

Posted 2/16/2019 in Entertainment

Mississippi State's Shackouls Honors College continues its Orators lecture series Wednesday, Feb. 20 with Melvin Rogers.

In the garden with Felder: Of stumpery and other tributes to nature

Posted 2/16/2019 in Columns

Where to start with today's topic, of deliberately putting woody garden debris to use? It's way easier than dragging stuff to the street and a lot simpler than composting. And it can be downright artistic.

 

Community Calendar for the week of February 17, 2019

Posted 2/16/2019 in Entertainment

 

 

Out There for the week of February 17, 2019

Posted 2/16/2019 in Entertainment

 

Southern Gardening: Native tupelo tree has great attributes

Posted 2/16/2019 in Columns

This week, we continue our look at the 2019 Mississippi Medallion plants with a fantastic Mississippi tree, the tupelo.

 

School news: MCC honors

Posted 2/16/2019 in Community

 

 

School news: UA honors

Posted 2/16/2019 in Community

 

 

School news: Johnson and Rogers graduate

Posted 2/16/2019 in Community

 

 

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