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MUW, Humane Society team up in fundraiser

Posted 3/19/2011 in Community

Mississippi University for Women's Office of Community Service has partnered with the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society to help raise money for the shelter's new building fund.

 

Columbus receives gift of Williams furniture

Posted 3/19/2011 in Community

In Monday's dark, pre-dawn hours, a U-Haul truck and a car occupied by four early risers pulled out of The Friendly City on a mission. The volunteers bound for Collinsville, Ill., very near St. Louis, returned after midnight with a cargo they considered precious -- a collection of furniture from the estate of Edwina Dakin Williams, Tennessee Williams' mother.

 

MSU equips volunteers to be money mentors

Posted 3/18/2011 in Community

Those interested in learning to help people in their community cope with tough financial situations and become wise consumers should plan on attending a Mississippi State University videoconference April 15.

 

 

NYTimes.com: Tennessee Williams' 100th Birthday, Marked in Columbus, Miss. (link)

Posted 3/15/2011 in Community

 

Otaku: Fascination with anime takes local artist to the source

Posted 3/12/2011 in Community

"Otaku" is a term to describe those obsessed with anime, the Japanese animation art form. Tracey Seals would probably be the first to admit she falls squarely under the heading.

 

Extension Service will host genealogy fair

Posted 3/12/2011 in Community

Many Mississippians love exploring their family's past, and an upcoming statewide interactive video conference will bring experts on genealogical topics to county Extension offices.

 

 

MUW students garner awards at collegiate art exhibition

Posted 3/12/2011 in Community

More than a dozen awards were presented recently at the Mississippi Collegiate Art Exhibition held at Mississippi University for Women.

 

 

Grilling on the River revs up for fifth annual event

Posted 3/12/2011 in Community

Plans are well underway for Grilling on the River 2011. The Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned competition and food fair set for April 8-9 at the Columbus Riverwalk has been proclaimed by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour as the State of Mississippi Barbeque Championship.

 

Of goats and good books: Lowndes' longest-tenured library employee, Kay Langford, to retire

Posted 3/6/2011 in Community

Ask Kay Langford about the funniest thing that's happened to her in the almost 45 years she's worked for the Columbus library system and she won't miss a beat.

 

Dessert gala exceeds expectations at Lee Home benefit

Posted 3/6/2011 in Community

Surrounded by an extravagant array of flowers, hearts and desserts the Stephen D. Lee Home and Museum celebrated its first ever Valentine's Day Party Feb. 14. Party-goers were captivated by a dazzling assortment of cakes, fruits, chocolates, cookies and much more, all while enjoying time with their friends and loved ones.

 

 

Lincoln exhibit opens Monday at library

Posted 3/6/2011 in Community

Two centuries after Abraham Lincoln's birth in 1809, he is one of the most revered figures in our nation's history. Lincoln's life, accomplishments, and legacy are the subject of a new traveling panel exhibition opening March 7 at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library. "Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times" explores how Lincoln transcended his age and left a constitutional legacy for all Americans.

 

Centennial celebration: Columbus leads nationwide observance of Tennessee Williams' 100th birthday

Posted 2/26/2011 in Community

On a March Sunday one remarkable century ago, in a small Columbus hospital -- not far from where the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center and Museum oversees the west end of Main Street today -- a baby boy came into the world without any of the fanfare that will attend the 100th anniversary of his birth.

They wear it well: 'Pink Ladies' and 'Red Coats' give from the heart

Posted 2/21/2011 in Community

In the volunteer lounge at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, a huge simulated check hangs on the wall, filled out in the amount of $463,869.52. No, it's not a windfall from Publisher's Clearing House.

 

MUW Career Services to host dining etiquette event

Posted 2/21/2011 in Community

Mississippi University for Women's Office of Career Services will host its annual dining etiquette event Feb. 23-24. This year's theme is Dining at Its Finest.

 

 

Life Enrichment courses begin Monday

Posted 2/21/2011 in Community

Mississippi University for Women's Office of Continuing Education will offer 20 courses as part of its community Life Enrichment Program.

 

 

Operation Christmas Child numbers are in

Posted 2/21/2011 in Community

The Operation Christmas Child Columbus Collection Center received a record 18,662 packed shoeboxes and plastic containers for the Samaritan's Purse project during the 2010 year-end drive, reported OCC area coordinator Nelda Brown. This marks a four percent increase from 2009.

 

 

Help the 'Lost Prince' find a national trophy

Posted 2/21/2011 in Community

Starkville High School thespians are calling on family, friends, and contributors for support in their bid to win a national trophy. The theater department must finance a trip for 33 cast and crew to the Southeastern Theater Conference national competition in Atlanta March 2-6.

 

 

Oktibbeha museum fans the flames of Valentine's Day

Posted 2/5/2011 in Community

So many of our holidays have fallen victim to the political correctness police, but one holiday continues to warm the heart while Ole Man Winter insists on dumping snow, ice and rain on the country.

 

 

Johnson serves as CAC interim director

Posted 2/5/2011 in Community

The Columbus Arts Council Board of Directors has named Elizabeth Johnson as interim executive director of the nonprofit organization.

 

Get it together: Organizers share tips for clutter busters

Posted 2/1/2011 in Community

It's often the second resolution -- the one right after "lose weight" at the beginning of a new year. The promise to get organized, to reclaim jurisdiction of our space, to restore a sense of harmony to our habitat.

 

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