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chirps from Cardinal Lady: Making memories with fireflys

I watched the little yellow light glow in the twilight. I reached for it and grasped at air. The little dancing air ballerina swished out of my way. So I patiently peered intently to see if I could find another lightening bug to catch. Sure enough another light glimmered and I scurried for it. But […]

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Alina receives The Princess Shoes

This is the first in a series of articles of how shoeboxes impact the lives of children. Alina received a shoebox at age 5 in a Central Asian country. My family and I had what we needed, but gifts were a luxury we didn’t always get. So when I received a shoebox gift, I stood […]

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Local Meetings

Pontotoc County Board of Supervisors Meets first Monday, 15th day of the month and the last day of the month, 10 a.m. in the Chancery Building on the east side of the Courtsquare. [When the 15 or the last day falls on the weekend, the meeting is the Friday before.] Pontotoc City Aldermen First Tues. […]

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Pontotoc City Schools registering next week

The Pontotoc City School District has scheduled five days of registration in July for new and returning students for the 2016 – 2017 school year. The dates for registration are July 11-15 (2016). Students will register at their respective Pontotoc City School office, including: -Pontotoc Elementary School, grades K – 2; -D. T. Cox Elementary […]

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FSA county committee nomination underway

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that the nomination period for farmers and ranchers to serve on local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees began June 15, 2016, and continues through August 1, 2016. “Through the county committees, farmers and ranchers have a voice. Their opinions and ideas get to be heard on […]

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County awarded MDEQ grant

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) awarded Pontotoc County a solid waste assistance grant of $15,497 that will be used by the county to clean up illegal dump sites. “The Solid Waste Assistance Grants support a variety of useful solid waste management activities for cities and counties, and this grant will assist Pontotoc County’s […]

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All the Comforts of Home-Beth Youngblood

Community sewing day set July 28 Three things have come together so we can have fun despite the hot, hot sun. If you enjoy helping others, have even a minor interest in sewing, and want a cool place out of the sun, then we have a community sewing day letting us enjoy time doing all […]

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Progress to be delivered by mail next week

Next week’s July 13 edition of the Pontotoc Progress will be delivered to all subscribers by mail. No papers will be delivered by carrier on July 13. Normal carrier delivery will resume July 20.

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County and city school officials announce new personnel

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc County and Pontotoc City School officials recently announced some personnel changes for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. Pontotoc County School Superintendent Brock Puckett said that Vance Wigginton will be the new head band director at South Pontotoc High School. Wigginton, who has been the head band director at Pontotoc High […]

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visitation for child that drown begins Saturday, funeral Sunday

Eric Kolton Houpt, age 2, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at LeBonheur Hospital in Memphis. He was born on May 1, 2014 to Kassidy and Alyssa Houpt. He loved playing with tractors and trucks, playing ball and his “Buzz Lightyear”. Kolt was an organ donor and through the gift of donation will be able to […]

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Foster to celebrate 90 birthday

The Family of Schwanda Foster would like you to join us in celebrating her 90th Birthday on Sunday July 10, 2016 at Ecru Baptist Church Family Life Center between the hours of 2 pm – 4 pm.  Your presence will be greatly appreciated. Thank-you.

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Chirps from Cardinal Lady: There will never be another Mr. Alvin

He had a no nonsense attitude about life and he didn’t mind speaking his mind to you. Mr. Alvin Bramlitt has been a friend of mine since the mid 1980s when I heard him share Jesus with those men in the break room at DeVille when I managed the cafeteria there. Now I always call […]

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