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Eastern Lights

 Hello to all on this beautiful day after Christmas.  Sure looks as if we are in for a cold winter. David, Sarah, Jamie and I went to Rickey and Anne Glidewell’s house on Dry Creek Road for Christmas dinner and a family reunion. It is amazing these days, we live so close and only see […]

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Ecru News

 Happy belated birthday greeting to Mike Simmons, Ken Davis and Pat Davis.  I hope you all had good ones. Happy belated anniversary to Jimmy and Dianne Simmons who celebrated December 23.  I always remember this date because my birthday is the same day. Happy birthday to Bonnie Heatherly, December 31, Chris Herring, December 27, Peggy […]

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It’s Jesus’s Birthday

 The scene takes place in heaven at the conclusion of a surprise birthday celebration for Jesus. Several heavenly luminaries have just treated Jesus to cake and ice cream. As the party breaks up, Jesus and the angel Gabriel are speaking to each other: Gabriel: Well, that was nice. Were you surprised? We were so afraid […]

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Vote ‘For’ progess

 New Albany voters face an important decision for the city’s future in the special election Tuesday, Dec. 12. On the surface it seems like a simple issue of whether beer and light wine should be permitted to be sold within the city limits of New Albany.  We don’t personally drink beer or light wine (often […]

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Virginia and Santa

 Below the Gazette reprints eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon’s letter to the editor of New York’s Sun newspaper and the newspaper’s response on Sept. 21, 1897:   Dear Editor:   I am 8 years old. Some of my friends say there is not Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.” Please […]

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WU rebounds with win

West Union faced two very different teams in the Pontotoc Tournament and pulled out a win Tuesday night over the Lady Cougars of South Pontotoc. “We were trying to work on dribble containment,” West Union head coach Andy Kirk said of Monday night’s loss. “Audrey Taylor is so quick, but South Pontotoc is a totally […]

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Family ties lead ‘Dawgs

New Albany soccer has a unique connection as several members of both the boys and girls teams share a family bond. The Fernandez family makes up part of the ‘Dawgs roster, as brothers Edgar, Anthony and Gabriel are all in their first year with the team. Gabriel joins Coach Taylor Nichols’ team after playing on […]

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A traditional Christmas?

 Are you going to have a traditional Christmas? Someone asked me the other day if I was going to have one, and I didn’t have a good answer. Through the years, Christmas traditions have come and gone at our house. Maybe that means they’re not really traditions—or that one person’s tradition is another’s dumb idea. […]

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Exceeding the goal

 There is a theory among some fundraisers that giving increases during difficult economic times. Perhaps that explains the latest news from the United Way of Northeast Mississippi. The United Way campaign has exceeded its goal this year and the campaign is not yet complete. As of last Friday, the campaign had received $1,170,332.50 in pledges […]

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Far as the curse is found

 My favorite Christmas hymn is “Joy to the World.” Written by Isaac Watts in the 18th century, the music of this hymn is lively and triumphant. It captures well the celebratory spirit of the season.  But it’s the lyrics that are truly significant. This one hymn expresses what I believe is the heart of the […]

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New Haven News

 Hi, my name is Jeana Koon.  This is my second year at New Haven and I have never missed a day.  We had so much fun last week going to Christmas parades.  Last year Price and Ms. Patsy built our float; even though we thought it was pretty, we didn’t win.  Mr. Davis drove the […]

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Blue Mountain College presents ‘Meet the Authors’ night January 19-20

Christian fiction writers from around the South will gather at Blue Mountain College Jan. 19-20 to discuss their art and meet with students and friends of the school. Six authors will take part in a public Meet the Authors Night discussion at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Guyton Library on the BMC campus. They […]

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The Fosters celebrate 25 years

Howard and Delorise Foster of New Albany will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on January 9, 2010. The ceremony will take place in the fellowship hall at Watson Grove Baptist Church in New Albany at 4 p.m. The date of their actual wedding was January 11, 1985. Their children and grandchildren include Reginald Ezell of […]

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