Two new babies for Christmas

Lisa McNeece

Celia’s second grandchild scheduled to arrive this month, came last Monday, Dec. 22. Lainy Kathryn Rea was born Monday night around 9 p.m. to niece Abby Hillhouse and her husband Sam.

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State’s educational attainment is linked to poverty, unemployment

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Since we’re headed into a courthouse-to-statehouse election year in Mississippi, the political conversation will of course turn to who is responsible for any and every thing that’s not to the liking of the state’s electorate.

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Lots to love about Christmas

Joel McNeece

I love sitting by the fire with a warm cup of coffee, listening to Bing Crosby sing as I watch the lights on our Christmas tree twinkle.

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Our family is full of Christmas birthdays

Lisa McNeece

Having a birthday in December is tough, and the closer the date to Christmas the harder it is.

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Christmas no longer about the presents, because it’s the presences that matter

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – I remember so well the unbearable anticipation of Christmas Eve with my sisters Sharon and Sheila in the little teacher’s home across from the Beulah-Hubbard school in rural Newton County a half-century ago.

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Santa always comes through

Joel McNeece

Among the best times at Christmas is watching the youngest in the family open their presents and seeing the excitement on their faces.

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First of Celia’s grandbabies arrive; enjoying area Christmas decorations

Lisa McNeece

The Christmas decor at the Bruce red-light, intersection of Hwy 9 and 32 looks great. It’s new this year– lighted deer and a sleigh and really adds a lot to the corners.

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Need government help to walk across the street? Stay tuned…

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Of course, it has name that fits our self-absorbed society – it’s called “distracted walking.” Consider it a second cousin to “distracted driving.”

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Antique color wheel a big hit

Joel McNeece

It’s still two weeks from Christmas, but I may have already opened my most exciting gift.

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Latest Grisham book starts slow, but picks up; Ellie Kathryn doesn’t believe in throwing candy in parade

Lisa McNeece

John Grisham’s new book Gray Mountain was a little slow starting, but picked up to his usual style after the first hundred or so pages.

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