sherman News

 Be creative at your library.  Everyone can be creative this summer at the Sherman Public Library’s summer reading program for ages zero to sixth grade.  Activities will include playing, dancing, singing, reading, writing, and much more!  So stop by every Tuesday in June from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon and “Be creative at your library.”  […]

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No “Honey Do” list for me

“You’re not Mr. Handyman, are you?” my wife said, as she surveyed the shards of glass all over the bathroom tub and tile floor. Because I have the height advantage, she had asked me to replace the light bulb in a bathroom. How was I supposed to know the cover on the light/exhaust fan would […]

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Locals participate in NEMBCA all-star games

Union County was well represented in the Northeast Mississippi Basketball Coaches Association (NEMBCA) All-Star games last Saturday at Northeast Community College. Four athletes helped lead their respective West teams to wins, with one tying a record in the 1A/2A girls match-up. Maggie Cobb of Ingomar, along with Amber Johnson and Merica Turner tied the record […]

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McDonald honored by the Myrtle community

Honoring a young man who passed away in 2008, the Myrtle community gathered last Thursday to dedicate their new little league field at the school. Austin McDonald was diagnosed with cancer in 2007 at the age of 11. It was also at this time that the community had plans of building a new little league […]

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Ellistown Breezes

 Last week was an unusual week for me in that I had a swimmy head most of the week.  Saturday, Cristie drove me to our local “Lower Crossing Clinic” and they discovered fluid behind my left ear.  After a few days of medicine, I am much better this morning. I did miss honoring our graduating […]

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Obituaries for May 29, 2009

 Anne Gardner, 87 Anne Cole Gardner, 87, died on May 20, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany, following a brief illness. She was born Anne Brewer Carpenter on December 15, 1921, the daughter of Myles Edgar Carpenter and Willie Harris Brewer Carpenter, and was a native of Booneville, Mississippi, where she graduated as […]

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KKK event shows our area at its best

 The turnout – or lack of it – at the demonstration last Saturday by the Ku Klux Klan on the lawn of the Union County Courthouse says a lot about our community. And it said the right thing. Only a few people showed up at the event, even though flyers had been distributed all over […]

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Taylor named Player of the Year

West Union received many accolades for their successful 2009 season in fast pitch softball, but none bigger than the one accomplished by their primary pitcher. Danielle Taylor was honored by the division coaches as the Player of the Year for Division 4-1A, a feat that is big considering Taylor is only an eighth grader. “It […]

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Macedonia news

 Well, if all goes well on this Tuesday visit to the Foot Clinic, my visits will be cut to every two weeks, not every week. Wish me well! Twanda Black came by one day for a visit. I really enjoy her visits!  She had brought a beautiful plant for Nancy Rhea because of her mother’s […]

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Ecru News

 Sympathy is extended to the Darnell Browning family. Darnell died Friday, May, 22 and funeral services were held Monday, May 25 at Ecru Baptist Church with burial in Ecru Cemetery. Victory Sunday will be held at Friendship Baptist Church on June 1.  There will be no Sunday School; only worship services at 10:30 a.m. The […]

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Eastern Lights

 Last week was a long week as we were on the road to and from the hospital over at Oxford.  Thanks to all of you for your prayers and concern for David and the rest of us.  David is much improved.  There is still some follow up to do but we feel that all will […]

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The Dinner Bell

 BEST RECIPES FROM AMERICA  COOKBOOK   ‘COMPANY’S  COMING’  CORNBREAD (from Arkansas)   2 tablespoons shortening 1 cup buttermilk or sweet  milk 2 eggs 2 tablespoons honey ½ cup chopped onions 1 (2-oz) jar pimentos,  drained 1 (16-oz) can  whole-kernel corn, drained 1 (4-oz) can chopped  green chile peppers,  or about ½ cup pickled  peppers, chopped […]

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Obituaries for May 27, 2009

 Francis Wiseman, 95 Francis Pauline Wiseman, 95, died May 20, 2009 at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was a retired factory worker and inspector in the factory of Irvin B. Swabey Co. Visitation was held on Friday, May 22 at Glenfield Funeral Home in New Albany, and services were held on Saturday, May […]

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Sherman News

 Be creative at your library.  Everyone can be creative this summer at the Sherman Public Library’s summer reading program for ages zero to sixth grade.  Activities will include playing, dancing, singing, reading, writing, and much more!  So stop by every Tuesday in June from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon and “Be creative at your library.”  […]

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