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Historian to share insights on 'The Long Shadow of World War I'

Posted 10/13/2018 in Entertainment

One century after the end of the First World War, the hunt for the past and people's relatives has never been greater. On Monday, Oct. 22, historian Andrew Pouncey of Germantown, Tennessee, will talk about that at the Hazard Lecture Series in Columbus.

Welty Gala will feature New York Times best-selling author

Posted 10/13/2018 in Entertainment

Thrillers, children's books and comics -- writer Brad Meltzer has something for every reader. On Friday, Oct. 19, guests will have an opportunity to meet the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author in person at the Mississippi University for Women Foundation's 2018 Welty Gala.

 

Veterans Day parade set in Starkville for Nov. 10

Posted 10/13/2018 in Community

"Honoring Our Veterans" is the theme of a Veterans Day parade set to take place in Starkville Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m.

 

Faculty exhibition ranges from ceramics to photography

Posted 10/13/2018 in Entertainment

Artwork by four Mississippi University for Women instructors is represented in the Faculty Biennial Exhibition which will run through Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Lyceum Series continues with Trey McLaughlin and The Sounds of Zamar

Posted 10/13/2018 in Entertainment

Trey McLaughlin and The Sounds of Zamar are bringing fresh adaptations of contemporary gospel, pop and musical theater hits to the Bettersworth Auditorium stage Tuesday, Oct. 16 as part of Mississippi State's Lyceum Series.

Playing in the dirt: A change of season signals new to-do tips

Posted 10/13/2018 in Columns

October? Are you kidding me? Not with these temperatures. Oh wait -- just as I was losing all hope that fall would arrive, a slight cool snap was forecast.

 

Sunday Funday provides economic boost, as well as fun

Posted 10/13/2018 in Community

As the last Sunday Funday of the season approaches, Starkville's monthly mini arts fest has released figures showing that even a six-hour event once each month can provide a boost to area artists and musicians, and contribute to sales tax coffers.

 

 

Citywide Tailgate returns to Starkville Nov. 2

Posted 10/13/2018 in Community

United Way of North Central Mississippi will present its annual Citywide Tailgate Friday, Nov. 2 in Starkville. This friendly competition has participants vying for the title of Best Citywide Tailgater.

 

In the garden with Felder: Bring on the sniffles -- but careful what you blame

Posted 10/13/2018 in Columns

Goldenrod is getting cranked up, and people are starting to sneeze ... but blaming the wrong culprits.

Southern Gardening: Fall mums make a big, pretty landscape splash

Posted 10/13/2018 in Columns

Finally, we're going to start enjoying some cooler weather, and just in time. I've wanted to start writing about the fantastic cool-season color, but I've had to wait until the summertime heat starts to cool.

 

Community Calendar for the week of October 14, 2018

Posted 10/13/2018 in Entertainment

 

 

Out There for the week of October 14, 2018

Posted 10/13/2018 in Entertainment

 

Earth lessons: SEED garden helps kids 'grow' smarter

Posted 10/10/2018 in Food

If you've never caught sight of a garden fairy, some of the children at Sudduth Elementary School in Starkville might tell you what they look like. They can have carrot legs, arms made of sugar snap pea pods, a cauliflower head and spinach leaves for wings. And with a little ranch dressing, they're quite tasty.

Start a classic brunch with a stack of airy, tangy pancakes

Posted 10/10/2018 in Food

A stack of fluffy, golden pancakes is the perfect starting place for a standout brunch, delivering piping hot cakes with distinct sweet tang and an open, airy texture.

Make a buttery crumb cake with a lightly spiced topping

Posted 10/10/2018 in Food

The essence of crumb cake is the balance between the buttery cake and the thick, lightly spiced topping.

The key to making a flavorful, tender butternut squash soup

Posted 10/10/2018 in Food

This simple butternut squash soup is little more than squash, cooking liquid, and a few aromatic ingredients; it comes together easily yet is creamy and deeply flavorful.

Adore pumpkin cheesecake? Make a portable version

Posted 10/10/2018 in Food

With a tangy, rich flavor and velvety consistency, cheesecake's characteristic qualities make it well-suited to variation: Lemon cheesecake, chocolate cheesecake, and berry cheesecake are all common. But our favorite variation might just be pumpkin cheesecake.

Laugh it up: Lab Rats 'think less, talk more' in a place where there are no dumb ideas

Posted 10/6/2018 in Community

It's a Wednesday night, something after 9 p.m., and the Lab Rats have reported for practice in Mississippi State's Allen Hall. It's a twice-weekly appointment they keep, one that hones their improv comedy chops for the monthly shows they put on for the public. Making an audience laugh isn't a matter of luck or chance -- it takes some skills.

October heralds My Book's drive to boost Lowndes' literacy

Posted 10/6/2018 in Community

Local mailboxes will soon contain a letter My Book of Lowndes County volunteers hope recipients will not ignore. So do many children throughout the county, whether they know it or not.

 

Art in the Park set for Saturday in Starkville

Posted 10/6/2018 in Entertainment

The Starkville Area Arts Council's fourth annual Art in the Park takes place Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Starkville's McKee Park. This children's art festival is a free event, designed to inspire and promote creativity in elementary and preschool children.

 

 

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