When the fix is in

Ray Mosby

I’ve been known to joust at a few windmills in my time, which may help explain the numerous representations, in various media, of Don Quixote which can be found in different places at my home.
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Like the armadillo, Louisiana’s latest legislative stunt may cross the Mississippi

Sid Salter

The ubiquitous nine-banded armadillo - dasypus novemcinctus to smart folks and “Texas speed bumps” or “opossum on the half-shell” to the rest of us – is said to have made the journey from its native South America to North America across the Panamanian land bridge about 2.5 million years ago.
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Jazz, the way it was meant to be heard

preservation hall

It was a small, dimly lit room filled with old wooden benches, a few tattered cushions on the floor, and paint peeling off the walls. If you didn’t know better, you’d think it was on the verge of being condemned by the City of New Orleans.
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John Deere Gator getting a good test from Ellie Kathryn

gator

There are not many toys at our house that have gotten as much use, and abuse, and kept on ticking as the battery operated ride on John Deere Gator.
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Got dem unsigned letter Blues

Ray Mosby

While in the apparently never ending process of gathering up my “papers" that a respectable university for some reason wants to include in their collection of such, I ran across a couple of old Letter to the Editor files which reminded me again of a couple of truths in this crazy business.
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Land of the free, home of the brave

Joel McNeece

The sun shined brightly through a deep blue sky and just enough breeze was stirring to keep the dozens of American flags waving perfectly as the national anthem was beautifully sung by Laura Edwards in Calhoun City and Kim Gregory in Bruce at the respective Memorial Day programs.
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Tough to pick a favorite moment from great weekend in New Orleans

Casey and Jody Clark, Lisa and Joel McNeece

It would be hard to pick a favorite moment from our weekend in New Orleans with Casey and Jody Clark of Bruce.
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McCain continues his battle against U.S. catfish producers

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Politics is about nothing if not timing, and U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, saw his opportunity and seized upon it while President Barack Obama was on a state visit to Vietnam in recent days.
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On the lesser of two evils

Ray Mosby

As if 2016 had not already produced enough reasons to brand it the strangest political year some of us have ever seen, just consider this: the United States’ major political parties are both primed, both on the verge of, respectively nominating the two most divisive, unpopular and polarizing political figures in the country.
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Calhoun’s best days could still be ahead

Joel McNeece

I read a story in The Washington Post Sunday afternoon that painted a rather bleak picture for the future of Calhoun County.
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