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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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On your mark, get ready to sew!

These days so many people tell me they want to learn to sew, and I love to teach basic sewing skills. In July, I will be offering classes for youth, teens, and adults. These classes are designed for those who have no prior sewing experience, just like I didn’t when I was in high school. […]

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United Way Back 2 School resource fair set

United Way is hosting a Back 2 School Resource Fair events this summer, to help kids in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade get ready to go back to school. It will be Aug 6, 8-10 a.m. at West Heights Baptist Church in Pontotoc We want to invite all of our partner agencies and any other community […]

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NMMC debuts safe sitter class in Pontotoc

Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress If you hire a teen ager to watch your children will she know what to do? Now, thanks to a safe-sitter class several pre-teens will know what to do from child care essentials to first aid. North Mississippi Medical Center School nurses taught the two day course. “Our mission is to […]

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Chirps from Cardinal Lady: Her laughter will always live in fond memory

She lived in my mama’s childhood memories. I’ve heard the name Jean all my life. Mama would delight us kids with stories of their antics together which made for that sweet continuity of life that we enjoy. You see, Jean was the daughter of my granddaddy’s uncle, but his children were all around the ages […]

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Happy Dairy month!

June is National Dairy Month. If you are a regular reader of this column you already know I did indeed grow up on a dairy farm. My dad and my uncle were partners in Randall Brothers’ Dairy. We milked roughly 75 head of Holstein cows, twice a day. Even though they ran what most consider […]

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Stella has stolen our hearts

We have a new addition to our home. Her name is Stella, a seven month old boxer. Stella is still a puppy, but is doing quite well. The first night in a new home the concern is how well will she sleep. She was accustomed to sleeping on the bed and we do not allow […]

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Feathered Bone author to be at Lunch w/Books

The Pontotoc County Library Staff invites you to attend Lunching with Books is scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2016 at noon. Mississippi Author, Julie Cantrell will be the guest speaker.  She will be reviewing her latest novel, The Feathered Bone. Set amidst the murky parishes of rural Louisiana and told through the eyes of two […]

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Creative ways to save your money

When Dad came home from town, he would place all of the coins from his pocket in the palms of his hands which had been shaped by many years of being a dairy farmer.  I was just a kid, and he would tell me to pick out all the dimes.  I would place the dimes […]

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