Have you ever wondered how cake makers turn out those intricately decorated creations? Have you pondered whether you could learn to do it yourself? Cassie Black in the New Hope community believes there is every chance you can.
Sweltering in summer, layering up in winter, wading -- indoors -- after a big rain. That's what Margaret Brown and other J.L. King Center staff and volunteers in Starkville sometimes contend with when they report to the center on North Long Street to wage an offensive.
Congregation members at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Columbus now know what 547 pairs of new socks look like. That's how many they collected during their Socktober drive, to donate to the YMCA's Undercover Project.
Crisper temps, "shorter" days -- that means it must be time to revisit our slow cookers. I can't resist at this time of year. Yes, the appliance is great to use year-round, but there is just something about a chilly change in the weather that cozies up with slow cooker meals.
There was a brief time, years ago, when Jayne Doolittle told herself she would not go into music when she grew up. Today, though, it's hard for her to imagine doing anything else.
Compelling personalities from Columbus' past will be featured when the annual Ghosts & Legends Tour returns Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9.
Deborah Mansfield moved paintbrush over canvas, deftly capturing the scene before her Wednesday night during a fundraiser for what looks destined to become a regional must-see attraction -- the Black Prairie Blues Museum.
A variety of decorative arts, antiques and original artwork will be showcased under one roof Thursday through Saturday when the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation presents the annual Art 'n Antiques Show and Sale in the heart of downtown Columbus.
Ready or not, downtown Columbus is getting into the holiday spirit. The Downtown Christmas Open House takes place Friday through Sunday, Nov. 1-3.
In the week ahead many among us will be finalizing a costume, deciding what food to take to a party, buying a pumpkin or at least -- I should hope -- picking up a bag or two of candy to hand out should little trick-or-treaters come your way.
In a society that tends to champion "thinking big," John Weathers has instead found peace, patience and enjoyment in doing just the opposite. The Columbus man is a bonsai enthusiast.
For the past two centuries, worshipers have gathered at Shaeffer's Chapel in the Lowndes County Prairie to share their faith.
It's not uncommon at my Prairie house this time of year to look out in the front yard and see my better half on all fours with a 5-gallon bucket. No matter how many helpful harvest gadgets I buy, this is still how he prefers gathering our annual pecans.
"No one told me I couldn't do it," said Brent Funderburk. And so, he did.
Funderburk began decades ago honing his unique style of painting with watercolors, of interpreting with intensity, of teaching with passion. For 36 years at Mississippi State University, he inspired next generations of artists, gathering academic, teaching and research honors along the way.
While the primary focus of the Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) at Mississippi University for Women is to inspire and train the next generation of chefs, strengthening the university-community connection is another aim.
The coffins, made of pine, are decayed by time and clay soil. Simple wooden crosses thought to have marked each burial site have long since disintegrated. The mostly anonymous graves -- as many as 7,000 of them -- represent the final resting place of inhabitants who died at the Mississippi Insane Asylum in Jackson between 1855 and 1935 and were interred at the Asylum Hill Cemetery.
When Starkville High School freshman Parker Casano went off to Camp Liberty in Battleground, Alabama, he didn't expect arts and crafts and archery. He had signed up for the veteran-owned business' Extreme Military Challenge, after all.
Ah, autumn. Crisp nights, leaves changing and apple harvests. Well, maybe one out of three isn't so bad. We can celebrate October as National Apple Month even if any chill in the air around here is still a hope on the horizon, or at least the 10-day forecast.
"Look, there's an MRE in here," says Pam Bullock, pointing to a shelf in a glass display case at the Columbus War Museum. The military's "Meal, Ready-to-Eat" is next to a cardboard box of black and white photographs, a worn helmet and other memorabilia donated to the collection housed at the Columbus Municipal Complex at 1501 Main St.
Mississippi State University Extension Service Quick Bites programs for October run the gamut from flower power to updates on the Roundup controversy.
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