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New guidelines in place now for Operation Christmas Child boxes

Posted 8/19/2017 in Community

As summer fades and social media announces how many weeks remaining until Dec. 25, thoughts begin turning to Operation Christmas Child (OCC).

A caring thread: Volunteers are needed as Angel Gowns honor the smallest souls among us

Posted 8/19/2017 in Community

Only a few years ago, Sandra Corbett couldn't sew a straight line. Now every stitch she makes comes from the heart. Corbett helps transform donated wedding, prom and formal dresses into "angel" gowns.

Starkville FUMC to present Gospel Jubilee 2017

Posted 8/19/2017 in Entertainment

The music ministry of Starkville First United Methodist Church will present Gospel Jubilee 2017: "That Old Time Religion" on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the church sanctuary at 200 W. Lampkin St. in downtown Starkville.

 

'Desperation Road' picks up nominations, recognition

Posted 8/19/2017 in Entertainment

"Desperation Road," the latest novel from Michael Farris Smith, is continuing to earn critical acclaim.

 

Polk represents state at DAR Congress in Washington

Posted 8/19/2017 in Community

Hellen Polk of Starkville spent the days just before July 4 last month immersed in patriotism in Washington, D.C.

Perkins named interim executive director of University Relations

Posted 8/19/2017 in Community

A veteran communications professional is being named interim executive director of University Relations at Mississippi University for Women.

Free Job Corps training for women open for registration

Posted 8/19/2017 in Community

For women who are unemployed or underemployed, Christian Women's Job Corps (CWJC) offers a path to improved job and life skills.

MSU, Habitat partner to build ninth Maroon Edition home

Posted 8/19/2017 in Community

Mississippi State University and Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity officials broke ground Aug. 11 on the ninth Maroon Edition home, which will be built this fall by volunteers from Habitat for Humanity and MSU.

 

Out There for the week of August 20, 2017

Posted 8/19/2017 in Entertainment

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of August 20, 2017

Posted 8/19/2017 in Entertainment

 

Southern Gardening: Cajun hibiscus are terrific tropical hibiscus for state

Posted 8/19/2017 in Columns

Lately I've been singing the praises of having hardy hibiscuses in your landscape.

Anne's Kitchen: Schnitzel for supper? Plus a great idea for breakfast

Posted 8/16/2017 in Food

Just after my last column (about chicken Milanese), I received two emails from blogs I follow.

Tomato mozzarella and basil tart is a versatile dish

Posted 8/16/2017 in Food

There are very few things more delicious than tomatoes in season.

For a deceptively simple cabbage and noodle saute, use kelp

Posted 8/16/2017 in Food

The healthy noodle market is booming, thanks to low-carb fans, and so it's no surprise that kelp noodles, which used to be a specialty-store item only, are now readily available at the neighborhood supermarket.

 

Cooking on deadline: Korean-style grilled short ribs

Posted 8/16/2017 in Food

Those who love short ribs love them. Those who haven't cooked them at home before might be a little intimidated by them. Let's bridge that gap.

 

Game on: Geek is chic and fun ramps up as GT Comic Con expands

Posted 8/12/2017 in Entertainment

Lily Dunn is planning it all out -- the '50s greaser-look costumes she and her friends are thinking about for Saturday at Trotter Convention Center. The 15-year-old from New Hope thinks she'll go as a roller skating waitress.

Six decades later, a veteran gratefully receives medals

Posted 8/12/2017 in Community

Sixty-two years after Aaron Harcrow Sr. served his last day in the United States Army, the 84-year-old received four medals for his honorable service.

High profile historian-turned-writer makes Columbus visit Thursday

Posted 8/12/2017 in Entertainment

Before long, Katy Simpson Smith will travel to Rome, a land of ancient cultures, divine art and inspiration.

Playing in the dirt: Master Gardener tips for August can reap fall rewards

Posted 8/12/2017 in Columns

Ah, August! The dog days of summer typically bring exhausting heat, long spells of no rain and very high electric bills.

 

Library to host Back-to-School Banana Bonanza

Posted 8/12/2017 in Community

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will host a Back-to-School Banana Bonanza from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26.

 

 

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