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Being thankful

Posted yesterday 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.

 

Jive Turkey Jam will stock pantries, offer entertainment

Posted yesterday 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 yesterday 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.

 

Prepare backyards now as safe havens for birds in winter

Posted yesterday 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 Company creates MSU minority scholarship program, excellence fund

Posted yesterday 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 yesterday in Community

 

 

Town & Tower to present service awards at upcoming banquet

Posted yesterday 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.

 

 

Living Color exhibit opens in West Point today

Posted 11/11/2018 in Community

A new exhibit of artwork by Cathy Simpson Pilkinton of Columbus opens with a free reception today from 2-3 p.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., in downtown West Point. Pilkinton will give a gallery talk at 2:30 p.m.

 

Week of events at MSU will honor America's veterans

Posted 11/11/2018 in Community

As part of national Veterans and Military Families Month, Mississippi State University will host several events to honor America's veterans.

 

Foundation gift helps MSU autism clinic expand

Posted 11/10/2018 in Community

Mississippi State University is receiving support from the Ridgeland-based Gertrude C. Ford Foundation for autism and developmental disabilities research and treatment services.

 

Choose Kindness: An anti-bullying message gives children tools to meet challenges

Posted 11/3/2018 in Community

In a 1961 episode of "The Andy Griffith Show," young Opie is being targeted daily by a school bully, shaken down for nickel milk money with threats of a knuckle sandwich.

Pulitzer finalist will keynote MUWAA's second BLUE event Friday

Posted 11/3/2018 in Community

Author, nationally syndicated cartoonist and two-time Pulitzer finalist Marshall Ramsey will keynote the second BLUE event for Mississippi University for Women alumni and students Friday, Nov. 9 in the Pope Dining Room from 5-7:30 p.m.

 

School news: Local students recognized in scholarship competition

Posted 11/3/2018 in Community

 

 

Moving potted plants inside? Watch for fire ants

Posted 11/3/2018 in Community

Gardeners are often dismayed to find fire ants nesting in potted plants they want to move indoors for the winter.

 

Downtown Columbus Christmas Open House set for Nov. 2-4

Posted 10/27/2018 in Community

Door prizes, promotions and holiday merchandise will be showcased during the Downtown Christmas Open House in Columbus Friday through Sunday, Nov. 2-4.

Friday's Handworks Bazaar to benefit Habitat for Humanity project

Posted 10/27/2018 in Community

A soon-to-be-constructed Habitat for Humanity home will benefit from a Nov. 2 Christmas Handworks Bazaar held by Starkville's First United Methodist Church at 200 W. Lampkin St.

 

School news: ACS Honors

Posted 10/27/2018 in Community

 

Loving Emma Rose: On the path to full potential

Posted 10/20/2018 in Community

A child's trip down a schoolyard slide doesn't rank as a milestone for every parent, but for mom Melissa Rushing, it was a "Mount Everest" moment. On Oct. 8, her daughter, 5 1/2-year-old Emma Rose, independently went down a slide, after four years of coaxing.

 

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