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Quilt time at the Macon Welcome Center

Posted 5/23/2010 in Entertainment

If quilts evoke thoughts of family, warmth and love, then Julia Graber's quilts are an extension of her life. She began experimenting with quilting in her 20s, and discovered a passion that has bloomed in the following years.

 

June 2 farewell reception set for MUW president

Posted 5/23/2010 in Entertainment

A farewell reception will be held in honor of Dr. Claudia A. Limbert, Mississippi University for Women's 13th president, on Wednesday, June 2, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Cochran Ballroom. The community is invited to attend.

 

Sounds like success: Starkville native earns Kennedy Center honor in sound design

Posted 5/23/2010 in Entertainment

A Starkville native has achieved a first for his home state. Thomas Sowers, a senior design and technical major at The University of Southern Mississippi, has become the first Mississippi student to win a national Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival award.

Gift of transportation changes student's life

Posted 5/23/2010 in Entertainment

High school graduation is an exciting time for any senior, but for 18-year-old Kayla Blakeney, the big day had an extra sparkle. Four days prior, on awards night, the Caledonia High School student learned she had been selected to receive a 2006 Jeep Liberty Sport for college.

 

Former area educator Paul Ruffin publishes new book of essays

Posted 5/23/2010 in Entertainment

Louisiana Literature Press (Southeastern Louisiana University) recently released a new collection of familiar essays by former Columbian Paul Ruffin.

 

'Burnin' up the road': The Ride for Life 'to burn out cancer' gets personal

Posted 5/23/2010 in Entertainment

In 2007, when Shan Higdon and Bobby Mosley first hatched the idea of getting motorcyclists together to raise money to fight cancer, they couldn't know the bitter, ironic twists fate had in store. Both Shan's mother and father, as well as his father-in-law, would go up against the disease. All three are doing well.

Ryan Mott's art featured in chilling release

Posted 5/15/2010 in Entertainment

Starkville High School student Ryan Mott is a featured artist in a just-released book by renowned paranormal author and researcher Brad Steiger.

 

W students help construct halfway house for women

Posted 5/15/2010 in Entertainment

Every year, Mississippi University for Women's Office of Community Service partners with a local organization to coordinate a day of service. This year, the office worked to renovate a halfway house for women who have been released from prison.

 

 

Freedom Creek Festival set for May 28-29

Posted 5/15/2010 in Entertainment

Willie King's non-profit organization, the Rural Members Association, announces the 13th annual Freedom Creek Festival to be held at the traditional location in Old Memphis, near Aliceville, Ala., where Willie lived before his untimely passing March 8, 2009.

 

 

Mississippi Archivists unveil Facebook page

Posted 5/15/2010 in Entertainment

The Society of Mississippi Archivists (SMA) announces the unveiling of its organizational page on the social networking site Facebook.

 

Girl Power: Habitat for Humanity builds bond for mothers, daughters, women from all walks of life

Posted 5/8/2010 in Entertainment

"Window! We've got a window coming up!" The shout is heard above bursts from a nail gun and the buzz of power saws. Everyone makes way for a trio of women in bright red Habitat for Humanity T-shirts, transporting yet another finished window frame. They hoist it up to volunteers on the second floor level, one more step in turning piles of lumber into a home for a displaced family of six.

Retirement living doesn't stop this green thumb

Posted 5/8/2010 in Entertainment

When Mavis Daves left her home in Greenwood to move across the hall from her sister at Trinity Place Retirement Community in Columbus almost two years ago, one of the hardest separations was leaving behind her lovingly-maintained and glorious gardens. But hers is one green thumb that wouldn't give up. Daves gently lobbied for a bit of ground, any ground, so she could brighten the corner where she lives. The results are a source of beauty for Trinity residents and visitors alike.

'A little bit of imagination': Creative jewelry maker is among Market Street Festival artisans

Posted 5/2/2010 in Entertainment

Sarah Crowley exudes a gamine charm that belies her senior years. With a seemingly-permanent chuckle, she shares humorous tidbits of life as a jewelry addict, surrounded by tables adorned with ultramarine lapis, shimmering freshwater pearls, golden coral, jet black beads and every hue of turquoise.

 

N’Awlins ‘Best Funk Band’ headlines Market Street After Dark

Posted 5/2/2010 in Entertainment

Twenty musical acts, 212 crafts and arts vendors, 33 food vendors, 12 historic blocks of downtown Columbus, about 40,000 people. The numbers of Market Street Festival are adding up. Throw in another one: 11 consecutive years as a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 event.

 

Grammy winner, former O’Jay to perform at Market Street Festival

Posted 5/2/2010 in Entertainment

Those who have met Nathan Best in his role as pastor of Full Armour Church in Columbus, or perhaps as their personable host at Trinity Caribbean Café, may not even be aware. But Best is a Grammy winner, as well as a Country Music Award winner.

Harris does it again — Big Band returns

Posted 5/2/2010 in Entertainment

“Every time I walked on the street, someone would ask when was I going to put the band back together,” says orchestra leader Gill Harris of Columbus. The time finally seemed right.

 

Roger Truesdale: Some things you never forget

Posted 5/2/2010 in Entertainment

Something just wasn’t right about that Sunday back in February 1971. It was too warm and humid for a winter day. I was home in Rolling Fork for a weekend getaway from school and a taste of Mama’s home cooking.

 

Christian music’s Paschal to headline ladies banquet

Posted 5/2/2010 in Entertainment

Inspirational gospel artist Janet Paschal is often hailed as one of Christian music’s most soulfully versatile voices. The Christian Music Hall of Fame’s nominee for 2010 Entertainer of the Year will be in Columbus Tuesday, headlining the Columbus Christian Center’s ninth annual Ladies Banquet at Trotter Convention Center at 6:30 p.m.

Killer’s thrillers: Caledonia man gains fame for his love of cars

Posted 4/24/2010 in Entertainment

It could be the concrete gargoyles protectively flanking the property entrance, or the sign declaring you’re entering Thompsonville, but one gets the feeling Killer Thompson isn’t your average Joe. But then, for a longtime corporate president with a name like Killer, that may be a foregone conclusion.

 

Lowndes Habitat gathers volunteers for Women Build Week

Posted 4/24/2010 in Entertainment

Ladies, pick up your hammers. The Columbus-Lowndes Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s are holding a Women Build event in Columbus Tuesday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

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