Not all hard college lessons learned in classroom

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – This column reflects no one’s view but my own and certainly not the views of Mississippi State University. But for me, the first thing one accepts when given the privilege of working with university students on a daily basis – as I have been here at MSU – is that these students live in that tenuous region between adolescence and adulthood.
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Hunger Games gets good, great review; Old dog needs some rest

Lisa McNeece

Pittsboro Mayor Reda Bullard, who also writes the Pittsboro community items, is expected home today or tomorrow from North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She had a mild heart attack, but is expected to make a full recovery.

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Taking in “The Lorax” with Addi Claire; Snooky makes The New York Times

Addi Claire and I went to see the new Dr. Seuss movie "The Lorax" last week and give it a thumbs up. We both loved it, and said she wanted to go back and see the "morax" again. I wasn't sure at age 3 she would sit through the entire movie, but she did.

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Sister Myra stepping down after 17 years at Excel in Calhoun City

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Inspirational and uplifting were two of the words Cortez Moss used to describe Sister Myra Weitl of Excel.
“Sister Myra’s candid ability to inspire students to circumvent life’s challenges and pursue academic readiness as a vehicle for success is truly inspiring and captivating for generations to come,” Moss said. “Her impact alone, extends beyond the surface of educating children in Calhoun County, but to the depths of who those she taught would become; carefully reminding students of the golden rule, ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’”

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Calhoun Republican Women attend “Red Jacket Day” at Capitol in Jackson


Calhoun County Republican Women joined women from across the state in Jackson March 15 for the Annual Red Jacket Day. The theme for the day was "Paint the Town Red."

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Bert Harwell

Bertha Mae Carter Harwell, 86, of Bruce, died March 21, 2012 at her daughter’s residence. She was born May 30, 1925 and was a native of Lafayette County.

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Scott Wade

Charles Anthony Scott Wade, 30, of Calhoun City, died March 19, 2012 at NMMC in Tupelo. He was born October 5, 1981 in Houston, Tx. He was a 2000 graduate of Calhoun City High School, attended Holmes Community College, was a truck driver for Townes Trucking in Coffeeville, and a member of New Providence Baptist Church.
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Juanice Moorehead

Juanice Smith Moorhead, 82, of Bruce, died March 21, 2012 at Grenada Lake Medical Center. She was born November 17, 1929, in Lafayette County, the daughter of Eascar Smith and Roselie Reeder Smith. She was a homemaker and member of Yalobusha Primitive Baptist Church.
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Clinton Ledbetter

R.C. Ledbetter, 96, of Banner, died March 22, 2012 at Bruce Community Living Center. He was born July 22, 1915, in Banner, the son of Jake Morris Ledbetter and Winnie McCormick Ledbetter. He was a retired farmer, an active member and deacon since 1956 of Banner Baptist Church, former member of ASCS Committee of Calhoun County, and former Calhoun County School District bus driver from 1952-1960.
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My backyard is one of my favorite get-aways

Joel McNeece

The sky was such a deep, dark blue it looked like you could dive into it. The warm sun on my skin made me forget this is still March. If I had turned on the app on my iPhone that replicates the sound of crashing waves I might have convinced myself I was at the beach, except for the loud Mockingbird chirping on the fence line right behind me.

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