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Thoughts at Thanksgiving

Posted 11/21/2020 in Community

Here we are, counting down the days to one of the most unusual Thanksgivings many have experienced.

COVID cancels Country Store, but support for Lee Home still needed

Posted 11/21/2020 in Community

After 59 years, the annual Country Store Bake Sale at the Stephen D. Lee Home and Museum in Columbus will not take place this year.

Picture this: Local artists prove 'every picture tells a story'

Posted 11/14/2020 in Community

Jeanette Jarmon was hooked from the first phone call back in March. Novelist and children's book author Sue Clifton of Oakland, Mississippi, had called the Columbus artist to ask her to illustrate a children's book.

Pandemic concerns cancel 2021 JA Charity Ball

Posted 11/14/2020 in Community

The decision was a hard one, but Junior Auxiliary of Columbus has announced cancellation of its spring 2021 Charity Ball.

 

'United We Feed' enters final week

Posted 11/14/2020 in Community

In a year that has intensified food insecurity across Mississippi and the nation, United Way of North Central Mississippi is hoping the final week of its annual United We Feed food drive will be a big one.

 

Photo: Honoring heritage

Posted 11/14/2020 in Community

Plan now for safe holiday gatherings

Posted 11/14/2020 in Community

It should come as no surprise that 2020 holiday gatherings will have a new element of health safety that impacts every part of the festivities and requires planning.

In their honor: As Veterans Day nears, one hospice organization shares how it pays tribute

Posted 11/7/2020 in Community

Veterans Day 2019 provided Kathryn Tucker with a comforting memory she can look back on today. As she watched then, her father, U.S. Navy veteran Richard Lutz, was honored for his military service by his Sanctuary Hospice caregivers.

 

Freshmen, graduate students increase at The W

Posted 11/7/2020 in Community

Mississippi University for Women enrolled 2,704 students for fall 2020, increasing the number of freshmen and graduate students enrolled at university.

 

 

School news: Columbus Middle School Honor Roll

Posted 11/2/2020 in Community

 

Poets, in uncertain times: A sampling of poets reflect on their craft in challenging times

Posted 10/31/2020 in Community

"I feel like there should be a word for this ... " That thought from Naomi Buck Palagi emerged as she considered the effects of months of global pandemic on her craft -- the writing of poetry.

 

Assisted living community seeks 'Feel Great Again' letters for elders

Posted 10/31/2020 in Community

Plantation Pointe Retirement Community in Columbus announces that The Arrington assisted-living community is accepting "Feel Great Again" letters of encouragement for its assisted living residents and healthcare heroes.

 

 

MSMS to host virtual engineering, biology activities for kids

Posted 10/31/2020 in Community

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science' free online enrichment program, Full STEAM Ahead, will launch two new free virtual activities focused on engineering and biology for elementary and middle school students in early November.

 

One night, to help all year: Loaves & Fishes adapts fundraising to carry on its mission

Posted 10/24/2020 in Community

Monday's sun shone bright outside the Loaves & Fishes Community Soup Kitchen in Columbus. Even before the door officially opened, a long line of people had formed, patiently waiting on the sidewalk outside.

 

First ever 'UNITY' project to be held at The W

Posted 10/24/2020 in Community

Mississippi University for Women's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council invites The W campus community to participate in its first ever W UNITY Project Tuesday, Oct. 27 through Thursday, Oct. 29.

 

Making music: Next gen musicians join the 'maker movement' and build their own

Posted 10/17/2020 in Community

Sam Shmulsky likes rock -- Led Zeppelin, Bush, Oasis and a host of others. The Starkville High senior has been playing guitar since he was 9. When the opportunity to make his own electric guitar recently opened up, the 17-year-old jumped at it.

 

Grant allows CPDC to provide free tuition

Posted 10/17/2020 in Community

Thanks to an emergency relief grant, Mississippi University for Women's Child and Parent Development Center (CPDC) will cover all tuition and CPDC fees for families impacted by COVID-19.

 

Photo: Liam's wish

Posted 10/17/2020 in Community

 

The W will hold fall commencement virtually

Posted 10/17/2020 in Community

Mississippi University for Women will recognize fall graduates during the 2020 Virtual Fall Commencement Exercise set for Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m.

 

 

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