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Being thankful

Posted 11/17/2018 in Community

As the end of 2018 hurtles toward us, we pause to be thankful. Whatever our circumstances, something in every life warrants gratitude. We asked some of our neighbors around the Golden Triangle to share a Thanksgiving memory that stands out to them, a memory they are grateful for. Hopefully all of us take time to remember more than a few, not just during this week of Thanksgiving, but all year through.

Catch the spirit at Columbus' Christmas tree lighting

Posted 11/17/2018 in Entertainment

Columbus' community-wide Christmas Tree Lighting Monday, Nov. 26 will welcome Santa, Miz Claus and Santa's elves to a celebration from 5:30-7 p.m. at the east end of the Tombigbee Pedestrian Bridge in downtown Columbus.

Worth the drive: Fayette's 'Christmas at the Park' returns as regional attraction

Posted 11/17/2018 in Entertainment

Don't look now, but dinosaurs have returned to roam in Fayette, Alabama, about 43 miles northeast of Columbus. These dinos, though, are bathed in festive lights and never leave Guthrie Smith Park.

 

Jive Turkey Jam will stock pantries, offer entertainment

Posted 11/17/2018 in Community

During this week of Thanksgiving, United Way of North Central Mississippi is grateful for the Jive Turkey Jam, an event to help United Way of North Central Mississippi's United We Feed program stock the shelves of needy families in a four-county area.

 

MUW department chair's art chosen for juried competition

Posted 11/17/2018 in Community

Mississippi University for Women Department of Art and Design Chair Shawn Dickey's dimensional screen print titled "People Will Talk" was recently chosen to be displayed at the 2018 Southern Printmaking Biennale VIII International held at the University of North Georgia.

In the garden with Felder: Rain, rain -- let's make good use of you

Posted 11/17/2018 in Columns

I love rain, to a point. Love how it cascades in rivulets from my back deck's corrugated tin top, how it refreshes the birds' baths.

 

Prepare backyards now as safe havens for birds in winter

Posted 11/17/2018 in Community

Ready or not, winter is on its way. Now is a good time to transform the backyard into a safe refuge for birds before unpredictable, harsh weather begins.

 

Southern Gardening: Use Cool Wave pansies for lasting winter color

Posted 11/17/2018 in Columns

This past weekend, I started planting cool-season color in my 25-gallon citrus containers.

Southern Company creates MSU minority scholarship program, excellence fund

Posted 11/17/2018 in Community

Southern Company, one of the leading energy companies in the United States, will help minority students pursue their dreams of a college education in an engineering discipline in the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University.

 

School news: MSMS students recognized

Posted 11/17/2018 in Community

 

All that jazz: MUW Music Department to present 'Bebop and Swing' Monday

Posted 11/17/2018 in Entertainment

Mississippi University for Women's Department of Music presents "Bebop and Swing," a concert featuring the MUW Jazz Ensemble. The concert will take place Monday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Connie Sills Kossen Auditorium in Poindexter Hall on campus.

 

Out There for the week of November 18, 2018

Posted 11/17/2018 in Entertainment

 

 

Town & Tower to present service awards at upcoming banquet

Posted 11/17/2018 in Community

The Town & Tower Club will host its annual holiday luncheon at Mississippi University for Women Thursday, Dec. 6 at 11:30 a.m. in the Pope Banquet Room. Recipients of the Community Service and Campus Service Awards will be announced at the meeting.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of November 18, 2018

Posted 11/17/2018 in Entertainment

 

A holiday 'harvest': Just in time for Thanksgiving, Country Store Bake Sale returns for a 58th year

Posted 11/14/2018 in Food

Next Tuesday marks the red letter day -- the 58th annual Country Store Bake Sale at the Stephen D. Lee Home in Columbus. It's a highlight in the community's countdown to Thanksgiving.

Want a crisp and moist turkey with mahogany skin? No sweat

Posted 11/14/2018 in Food

Unless you have access to multiple ovens, only a very large turkey will do when you've got a crowd coming to dinner.

Invite your kids to help make this chocolate cake

Posted 11/14/2018 in Food

This chocolate sheet cake requires that you use Dutch-processed cocoa powder. What exactly is that?

A recipe for rolls as good as any from a European bakery

Posted 11/14/2018 in Food

European-style dinner rolls are different from their rich, tender American cousins.

Almost 100 years after it was painted, a local World War I mural still pays tribute

Posted 11/11/2018 in About Town

Todd Rowan of Starkville was just a youngster exploring the Mississippi State campus when he first came across one of the largest paintings he'd ever seen.

 

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