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A vast, unseen world: Amateur radio operators use old, new technology to communicate globally

Posted 3/16/2019 in Community

Allen McBroom stands in the backyard outside his home west of Starkville pointing up toward the sky. "You see that?" he asks. Barely perceptible against the dusk-darkened tree line stretches a 102-foot long, 14-gauge wire, narrower than a pencil. "Over the past two weeks," McBroom continues, "I've talked to people from as far away as Japan and South Africa through that antenna."

West Point Arts Council's 'Hee Haw' revisits the 'kornfield'

Posted 3/16/2019 in Entertainment

All the favorites will be there -- "Grandpa Jones," "Minnie Pearl," "Lulu," "Junior" and the rest -- when the West Point/Clay County Arts Council presents "Hee Haw" March 28-30 at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts in West Point.

Area filmmaker begins next feature film with MAC assist

Posted 3/16/2019 in Community

Independent filmmaker Michael Williams of West Point has more stories to tell. A $5,000 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) will help him do it.

Archaeologist to visit MSU, linking humanities' past to future

Posted 3/16/2019 in Entertainment

Career archaeologist Robert L. Kelly will visit Mississippi State March 19 to discuss how the study of cultural past can predict the future of humanity.

Music, fashion, fun await Ragtime and Jazz Festival, Gatsby Gala

Posted 3/16/2019 in Entertainment

For the 13th consecutive year, the Charles H. Templeton Ragtime and Jazz Festival is bringing the spirit and sounds of the late 19th and early 20th centuries to Mississippi State University's Mitchell Memorial Library March 28-30.

MUW Alumni Association announces upcoming awards recipients

Posted 3/16/2019 in Community

Each year at Homecoming the Mississippi University for Women Alumni Association recognizes outstanding achievement and presents awards to selected recipients in the categories of Distinguished Alumni Achievement, Distinguished Achievement, Alumni Service and Outstanding Recent Graduate.

Read it, eat it: Library announces third annual Edible Book Festival

Posted 3/16/2019 in Entertainment

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System will host its third annual Edible Book Festival at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Thursday, April 11 from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. as part of the library's celebration of National Library Week.

In the garden with Felder: The inner pleasure of the 'fifth essence'

Posted 3/16/2019 in Columns

In much of life, there's an oft-overlooked, almost soulful fifth sense that lifts the ordinary to the sublime.

 

Community Calendar for the week of March 17, 2019

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Out There for the week of March 17, 2019

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Grab-and-go breakfast

Posted 3/13/2019 in Food

Stirred by some internal, infernal clock, I reluctantly opened an eye Monday morning, relieved to see the sky still dark. Foggily judging the time to be about 4:30 a.m., I thankfully figured I had a couple more hours to dream. Reality intruded seemingly five minutes later when the alarm -- set for 6:30 -- sounded off. How could it possibly be time to get up for work?

Butter Together: Sickness can make you into a smooth(ie) operator

Posted 3/13/2019 in Food

This year's flu season has hit our family hard. Not with the flu, though ... most of us got our shot and have been blessedly flu-free.

A good one for the kids to make: ham and cheese sliders

Posted 3/13/2019 in Food

Take your ham and cheese sandwich to the next level by turning it into a slider.

A full-flavored chicken dish with sweet and nutty garlic

Posted 3/13/2019 in Food

Perhaps an arbitrary number of cloves, the 40 in this French dish are iconic; while the chicken braises, the generous cloves become appealingly soft and spreadable. But their flavor is often spiritless.

Skip the commercially made corned beef and do it at home

Posted 3/13/2019 in Food

You can make a decent corned beef dinner by buying a corned beef brisket, simmering it in a pot of water for a few hours, and adding vegetables at the end of cooking.

Rev up: An iconic car inspires one owner to try to get a new club started

Posted 3/9/2019 in Community

After a more than 30-year career, plus 13 years in the Army and Active Guard Reserves, Vantee Summerville finally "scratched an itch" he'd had since his days at Columbus' Hunt High School. Today, it gleams in his driveway, a sleek, powerful machine in metallic navy blue.

JA of Columbus announces 2019 Charity Ball court

Posted 3/9/2019 in Community

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus has announced the members of its 69th annual Charity Ball court that will be presented March 30 at Trotter Convention Center.

Free reception Thursday opens show in Starkville

Posted 3/9/2019 in Entertainment

Starkville Area Art Council's next Art in Public Places Exhibit will highlight artist Laurie Burton.

April marks Easter return to Carnegie Hall for Packwood

Posted 3/9/2019 in Community

Easter Sunday holds a special significance for Gary Packwood. It was Easter Sunday in 2012 when the director of the Mississippi State University Choir made his Carnegie Hall debut under the auspices of MidAmerica Productions, conducting his ensemble in a program of devotional music.

MSU's Women's History Month: entertainment, empowerment

Posted 3/9/2019 in Entertainment

Mississippi State University is celebrating Women's History Month with a variety of fun, free programs on the Starkville campus.

 

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