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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Pres. Obama-inspired lawsuit aside, immigration dance requires partner

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant joined a 17-state coalition this week in a lawsuit over President Barack Obama’s unilateral executive actions on immigration. The suit seeks to bar President Obama’s action.
Nationally, Obama’s executive actions would spare about 4.1 million parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who have lived in the U.S. for at least five years from deportation and extend to them the right to work. Several hundred thousand young people would receive similar protections.

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Best Wildcat season ever?

Joel McNeece

Calhoun City is on the verge of completing arguably the greatest season in Wildcat football history.

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