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Celebrity cow show featured at fair

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer Want to see somebody kiss a cow? Your chance is coming Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Pontotoc County Fair and Livestock show. There will be 16 local celebrities in the ring trying out their hand at showing a cow before the beef show. Now this also comes with a […]

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Final call for PCT ‘Zombie’ auditions

Final call for auditions for Zombie Night will be held Thursday, August 20, at the Main from 6-7:30 p.m. Pontotoc Community theater’s comedy musical thriller in two acts will feature people who are 14 years or older who wish to try their hand at acting. This will be a particularly fun play for those who […]

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County wide pep rally set tomorrow night

North Pontotoc, Pontotoc and South Pontotoc High Schools will kick off the upcoming 2015 football season with the eighth annual county wide pep rally tomorrow night (August 13) beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the Pontotoc Court Square. The event will feature performances by each band and cheerleader squad, plus player introductions by coaches, band directors […]

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North Pontotoc Upper Elementary hosting supply drop, meet teachers

North Pontotoc Upper Elementary School will host “Supply Drop Off and Meet the Teacher” Night on Thursday, July 30 from 4:30-6:30. Students will receive schedules and meet their teachers. Parents can deliver supplies and pay fees.  All fees must be paid in CASH only.  Fee totals for each grade are $18. If you have not […]

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Sweep it up! Good ‘brooming’ tips for your home

Cleaning should always be done top to bottom. That way, any crumbs or dust that fall to the floor while you’re working get picked up last. And believe it or not, there’s a right way to sweep. Pick the Right Broom: For indoors, choose one with finer bristles to pick up smaller dirt particles. For […]

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Quick clean up tips for your whole house

Grandma and grandpa and the whole gang are coming! Here are some house cleaning tips to help you get the rooms ready for that long awaited visit so you won’t be cleaning as they walk in the door. Bathroom Boosters Make Doors Shine: Rubbing a teaspoon of lemon oil on glass shower doors twice a […]

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Here is a new twist on lemonade

By Regina Butler Homestyle Cooking Editor Nothing says it is summer time in the south like a tall glass of lemonade or sweet tea. Lemonade is often associated with refreshment and hot summer days. When the mercury on the thermometer has reached record heights, few beverages are as refreshing as a cold glass of lemonade. […]

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Summertime grilling! with Dr. Linda Mitchell

Summer Layer Salad (Use your favorite dressing or the recipe for a homemade one below) 1 head romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped 1 cup frozen peas 1/2 red onion, finely diced 12 ounces bacon, cooked and crumbled 3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and diced 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced 1 cup, […]

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Washday was sometimes ‘fun’ on Happy Hollow

Often when we played, there was work to be done along with it. Some chores would be done while play could be sandwiched into the cracks. Sometimes the cracks were larger than others and more play could be obtained. The work we disliked the most was when there were no opportunities to do anything else, […]

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Fourth of July celebration set at Howard Stafford Park

David Helms Pontotoc Progress The city of Pontotoc is planning a night of music and fireworks for its annual Fourth of July celebration which will be held at Howard Stafford Park, said Terry Farr, Pontotoc Park and Recreation Director. Farr said festivities will begin at 6:45 p.m. and conclude at 10 p.m. when the park […]

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Homestyle Cooking: Chocolate pie memories are the best

Regina Butler Homestyle Cooking Editor My dear sister called me on May 16 and invited me to come eat supper with her. She and I try to get together if we can on that day to share a common bond of grief. It was on that day in 1984 that we lost our first grandparent, […]

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Friendship’s spark is kindled from Progress

What are the odds of two men moving to the same city in California, and never realizing that they both were from Pontotoc? Well, J.C. Sneed and the late Durley Waldrop did just that. Both lived in Lincoln, California, and several years ago, Durley’s brother, Wadelow, who lives here in Pontotoc, was reading the obituaries […]

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‘Yes, Virginia, Dot’s seen all sixty parades’

She’s the queen of Christmas parades in Pontotoc. Dot Hardin can remember when the very first parade rolled down Main Street in 1953. “I remember this so vividly because I was a Jaycette and Claude [her husband] was a Jaycee.” Her daughter, Genie, who was a girl at the time, was in that very first […]

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Christmas parades begin this Saturday

Now that we’ve given thanks for the turkey and the dressing it’s time to have a parade! Dates and times have been announced for Sherman, Toccopola, Ecru, Pontotoc and Thaxton. Three Christmas parades are set for this Saturday, December 1, including ones at Sherman, Toccopola and Ecru. Pontotoc’s Christmas parade is set for Monday night, […]

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