Obituaries for March 6, 2009

Nell Crumpton, 79 Nellie “Nell” Roseann Keenum Crumpton, 79, of Blue Springs, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of New Harmony Methodist Church. A memorial service was at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2009, at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Doc Shelton officiating. […]

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Homestead and voter ID issues die without fanfare

     Much to the dismay of elderly and disabled Mississippians, legislation designed to alleviate some of their tax burdens died a quick death in the Ways and Means Committee of the House of Representatives. The Chairman of that committee said he had too many questions about what he referred to as a complex local tax […]

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Urchin News

It has been a beautiful week here at East Union Attendance Center.  I believe everyone is ready for warm weather. The Lady Urchins fastpitch softball team competed in their first game of the season on Friday, Feb. 20, at Potts Camp.  The game ended with a 7-10  victory.  The Urchins faced West Union at home […]

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Hawk News

Hello again Hawk fans. The Myrtle Hawks and Lady Hawks basketball teams are both on a winning streak, baseball is finally here, and state testing will begin soon. The Lady Hawks defeated Shelby Broad Street and Shaw in the North Half Tournament going to state in 2nd place. Monday they played in their 1st game […]

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Gardening with Tim

Now that you have most of your heavy pruning done, it’s time to spray. A good dormant oil will help take care of pests that have made it through the winter. Be sure to spray the underside of the foliage as well as the ground around the plant. You want to make sure that when […]

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Philadelphia News

Several missed our Valentine banquet. Maybe the cold night had something to do with our crowd. The fellowship was good, the food too and our entertainment. Randy Dunnam was supposed to sing but was only able to do one number because of a cold. His daughters filled in for him and were well received. Sela […]

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Macedonia news

Nathan Holbrook, son of Larry Holbrook, made the President’s list. He is a student at Mississippi State University.  Nathan graduated from West Union High School. His grandmother Wanda Holbrook lives in Holly Springs. (She used to be my neighbor) Shelia Parker’s great-aunt, Lela McCauly is in Roselawn Nursing Home, but just for rehab because of […]

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Ecru News

Congratulations to Scott and Stephanie Coomer and Anna Grace on the birth of their son and brother, Will Presley Coomer who weighed 8 lbs. He was born Wednesday, February 11. Proud grandparents are Lynn and Brenda Moody and Brenda Coomer. Get well wishes to Gretchin Moody who had surgery on both arms a week ago. […]

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Eastern Lights

As I write to you this week, I am reminded of so many words I hear each time someone passes from this life. He or she was such a wonderful person. Maybe we should just tell one another how wonderful or what a good cook they are or just thank them for being a friend. […]

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The Dinner Bell

Today’s recipes are from  “Best of the Best from Mississippi” cookbook, published by Quail Ridge press in Brandon, MS. editors Gwen Mckee and Barbara Mosely. These ladies have visited every state and published a cookbook from each one. At one time I owned that entire set, but when the column stopped I donated them to […]

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New Albany Garden Club

The New Albany Garden Club (NAGC) met February 12, 2009 in the home of Beth Prater with 25 members, one associate member, and two guests present. President Betty Campbell called the meeting to order. She thanked Mrs. Prater and co-hostesses Mrs. Bethany Dalton and Mrs. J.J. Harris. She also expressed appreciation to Mrs. Lynn Madden […]

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Etta News

I get a lesson from looking out my window at the old dead looking pear limbs with the fresh “parasites I call it” that was completely dead in appearance before the rain came.  How it came alive was so pretty and fresh all over the old limbs after the rain.  How quickly it came alive’ […]

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Sherman News

If you plan to qualify for the upcoming municipal election this spring, time is running out.  The deadline to qualify in Sherman is Friday, March 6, by 5 p.m.  So far, Ann Simmons has qualified to run for alderman. Sherman will not have a primary election, and the general election is June 2. Sherman is […]

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Philadelphia News

The West Union baseball team and their coaches were our guests for the Sunday morning service. Brother Gerald was back after missing last Sunday because of the “crud.” Before Brother Bobby preached, Mary McCormick also brought a message in song. At the close of the morning service, Russ Heard, Michelle Grubbs and Aaron Turner joined […]

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