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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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Art in Education is a hit

Since it’s inception back in the early 90s Pontotoc school systems have embraced using art as a means of using the arts in other classes to explain a concept. The Whole Schools Initiative (WSI), a program of the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC), is Mississippi’s first comprehensive statewide arts education program. The Whole Schools Initiative is […]

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Local girls eye pageant titles

The Miss Pontotoc/Miss Dixie/Hospitality/Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageants will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 7 PM, at the Pontotoc Junior High School Auditorium. Aspiring young women from Pontotoc County and throughout the state will be competing for titles, crowns, and scholarships.  Local contestants are: Kirklyn Alyssa Finney is the 16 year old daughter […]

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Zion School planning reunion on April 16

Anyone who ever attended the Zion School in eastern Pontotoc County is invited to the first ever school reunion on Saturday, April 16, 2016. The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church, located on Valley Road. Organizers said the reunion is open to former Zion School students and […]

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Police Chief says photos invaluable to CrimeStoppers

“Now a days more and more thieves travel to another county to steal, break in and shoplift,” Pontotoc Police Chief Tutor said. “They don’t want to steal around home because there’s a better chance they could get recognized,” he said. “People in Pontotoc get up and go to work and thieves get up and ride […]

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Sheriff’s Dept. utilizing technology

Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said that the name of the game these days in the crime solving field links directly to technology. “In most of the burglaries we have in the county we find that the thieves are focusing either on electronics or guns,” Mask said. Technology has helped the sheriff and his deputies […]

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