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My favorite chicken’s departure brought pleasant memories

When you live what most people would call “out in the country” and you aren’t there during the daytime to keep track of your livestock, things happen. Last Wednesday I ran home and my dear Lizzie came up to me on three legs, holding out her front leg. I knew she had been injured for […]

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“That car can fly, no I mean it, it can really fly”

Country music singer Dwight Yoakam sings about the honky tonk life in “Guitar’s, Cadillacs (And Hillbilly Music). There’s another song called “Grey hair, Sleepless Nights and Pepto Bismol.” It’s an anthem dedicated to every parent who has lived through watching their children learn to drive a car. When I was a kid we had an […]

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Walk A Weigh deadline nearing

Walk-a-Weigh, an award-winning weight control program emphasizing the importance of physical activity and healthy eating will be offered by the Pontotoc County Office of the Mississippi State University Extension Service. The Walk-a-Weigh Program will offer an evening and a morning option this year. Classes begin Monday, January 23 at 5:30 p.m. or Tuesday, January 24 […]

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Some stay warm and safe tips

Whenever we experience cooler weather, we are all looking for ways to stay warm. If you add the possibility of snow to the mix, then we also want to make sure we can survive with plenty of food in the house. Sometimes what is “cold” depends on who it is. I am a warm weather […]

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Tips for buying those toys

Part of the joy of giving gifts this holiday season is know people enjoy the gifts we’ve given. And toys given to children bring special joy to our hearts. It’s not just parents that give gifts to children. My dad had one brother and three sisters who didn’t have children of their own, so they […]

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All the Comforts of Home: Time is a precious gift

You have heard the old expression, “Time flies when you are having fun!” It is hard for me to comprehend that I have worked in Pontotoc County for a year and a month, and I have 25 years in the state retirement system. We can mark our time or be marked by it. Unfortunately, we […]

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Chirps from CardinalLady: When the going gets tough we go eat fish

Had my dear grandmama Sanders lived to see this past August 1, she would have been 98 years old, and we still miss her every day. My sister and I had already planned to go to eat fish this past Friday night to honor her and it was a good thing we did. Friday shortly […]

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Come sew with us 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 three. It all started when one […]

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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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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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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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