Happy New Year!
Here’s hoping for a much better 2009. I made the mistake of looking at my last 401-K statement when it came in the mail. If I were one to get depressed, I’d be needing professional help right now.
What I’m going to do is to make sure I don’t open the next statement that arrives.
Never miss a local story.
I wrote about this on our “breaking news” site, but I failed to write about it anywhere else.
Mike Bunn, associate curator of history at the Columbus Museum and Virginia Causey, a Columbus State University history professor, received the Roger K. Warwick Local History Achievement Award from the Georgia Historical Society on Dec. 4 at the site of the new National Infantry Museum.
The award wass for their work on exhibitions and educational programs on Columbus history, in particular, the “Chattahoochee Valley World War II Home Front” exhibit. Bunn worked with the Shaw High School Young Historians Club to gather oral interviews that were videotaped, edited and shown as part of the exhibit.
Congratulations to Mike and Virginia, however belatedly, it is heart-felt.
Get your ballet slippers
Ever wonder what it would be like to take some ballet classes?
Wonder no longer. The Columbus Ballet will hold an open house from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Rankin Arts Center, 1004 Broadway.
Parents and new students can talk to the instructors, tour the facility and maybe even talk to current students.
You can also sign up for classes that begin Jan. 8 in ballet, jazz and tap. But, of course, the main focus is ballet.
There are separate classes for boys. And adults.
Call 706-641-5030 or 706-641-4000.
2008 Pig Fest winners
Lost in a long, long list of e-mails, I found something that I should have put in my column weeks and weeks ago.
The 2008 Pig Fest winners in Richland, were:
Grand champion (professional): Lonnie Smith and his Bubba Grills Cook Team from Haddock, Ga.
Backyard Barbecue Boss (amateur): Father-and-son team of Kim and Kyle Kimmel of Pork Profits, Richland.
Backyard Division: Glenn Cobb, Seminole Smokers of the Seminole community near Richland, for wings; Kim and Kyle Kimmel for seafood; Kelly Cobb, Seminole Smokers for sauce; Ed Bryant, Fireman’s Finest Barbeque of Sharpsburg, Ga., for ribs; Kim and Kyle Kimmel for pork shoulder.
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