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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding The calendar said mid-January; my closet said fleece and wool sweaters; our backyard said dormant and dead; our pantry said soup and chili; my nightwear said flannel and socks; my makeup counter said Vaseline and Chap Stick; my shoe rack said boots and boots; my skin tones said pale and more pale; […]

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NE region will benefit from furniture academy

By Lisa Bryant General Manager The Governor was at the Tupelo Furniture Market on Thursday this past week to announce the opening of the Furniture Academy. This is a 28-hour program that prepares men and women to work in the furniture Industry offered at ICC and Northeast Mississippi Community College. Here in Northeast Mississippi furniture […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding My side of the brick wall that separates our property from our neighbor is in the shade. His is in the sun. That’s the reason I requested the growing spot for tomato plants that I promised to share. He very kindly agreed. It’s an approximate 8’ x2’ raised planting bed that Othel […]

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When did a phone quit being a phone

By Lisa Bryant General Manager Do you remember when a phone was something you talked on?? I know this is going to date me and really show my age, but my, we have come a long way. I can remember when having a phone in our home was just one phone that the entire family […]

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The gift of a small-town newspaper staff

By Lisa Bryant General Manager Below is a article that was written by Ed Henninger, owner of Henninger Consulting from Rock Hill, SC. I have shared his column with my staff’s at the beginning of each year for several years to remind them of the value they bring to our community and why we continue […]

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The playhouse

By Camille Anding Every member of the family went to bed on Christmas Eve with anticipation of the morning and what might be under the tree. No one had to be forced. The room suddenly turned bright with a radiant glow, and beautifully wrapped presents were under a snow-white tree that glittered in lights. I […]

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Now is time to set challenging goals for the year

By Lisa Bryant General manager Now that Christmas is behind us and 2016 is drawing to an end, most of us begin to reflect on the year and what we accomplished and what events happened in our lives. In the past I have been very critical of myself on my accomplishments of the past year. […]

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Find time to focus on true meaning of Christmas

By Lisa Bryant General Manager In the paper today, you will find numerous letters to Santa from our area children. I hope you take the time to read some of these, even if you do not know any of these children. Reading these letters will put you in the Christmas Spirit and it will warm […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding Twas the night before Christmas and all through the town, people were sleeping all peaceful and sound. A stranger was walking in the cold winter’s night, passing by homes all covered in lights. Trees softly glowed through windows and doors; and bright colored packages spilled over the floors. Children were dreaming of […]

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Making memories is priceless endeavor

By Lisa Bryant General Manager Over the weekend I had a moment that hit me as something special. It may seem trivial to most, but it was one of those moments that made my heart swell. My son and grandson came over to the house to check the game camera that had been set up […]

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