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Young Prince George wins Scrabble championship

Let’s see, the Royal Baby George was born on July 22 and weighed in at $12.99–the British conversion from eight pounds 6 ounces. I got some inside information from Hobb Nob, life-long butler at the palace, who tipped me off that the baby’s great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, actually played a part in the baby’s birth. […]

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There’s lots going on, a great problem to have

We’ve had lots of great things happening lately in our town that should make us proud and we have even more coming up. In June, it was announced that the Pontotoc Main Street Association won two awards from the Mississippi Main Street Association. On July 4, we had a great day of celebrating beginning with […]

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Eat the fish, but don’t drink the water

I remember my daddy’s reaction years ago when someone mentioned buying a bottle of water. “Who would be crazy enough to buy a bottle of water? he asked. Knowing that my dad’s generation is one of the smartest, most innovative, hardest working and disciplined to ever walk this planet, I still think my dad was […]

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Remember to honor all our local heroes

My column for this week started out as me going to how I had a bad day last week and how I tried to find the good in it. But then I spent the day at the Pontotoc Lake on the 4th of July.  It was wonderful.  The park was packed with families and friends […]

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‘Who took the filter off the Booger Monster?’

David Helms Pontotoc Progress These days I’m seeing lots of folks that just had babies and lots of women that are expecting a bundle of joy just anytime. The folks “across the pond” in Great Britain are anticipating the birth of a royal baby to Dutchess Kate and Prince William. Kate and William’s “baby Brit,” […]

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I need my mama and she knows it

My mom dropped me off to meet some friends last week and then picked me back up a couple of days later.  Her remark when picking me up was “I feel like I have dropped you off and picked you up after a week at church camp like I used to have to do.” I […]

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‘Don’t ask questions, just run!’

One man saw another carrying a snake inside a pair of panty  hose. “What kind of snake is it?” he asked. “A garter snake,” the other fellow replied, laughing. Ok, that’s about as funny as I can get about snakes. However I did enjoy my conversation last year with Bill Warren, a delightful and brave […]

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Childhood dreams can still come true

One of my favorite movie quotes of all times is “When you’re young, you imagine your whole life, and it never occurs to you that it won’t turn out that way.” I think of this quote often when I think about where I am today compared to where I thought I’d be. Growing up I […]

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Criticism can make you stronger than ever!

Why do we let things hurt our feelings? Why do we jump on the defense when someone criticizes our work or our decisions or anything that we’ve worked hard to accomplish? Last week I had a bad day.  I was sad, mad, upset, defensive, fed up and overall hurt.  I was venting to someone about […]

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G.A.T.O.R.S. chomping for hunting season

The Mississippi Department of G.A.T.O.R.S. announced this week it will issue 920 lottery based permits for seven hunting zones for the 2013 human hunting season. The 10-day season will run from August 30 to September 9, duplicating the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks 2013 alligator hunting season. The Mississippi Department of G.A.T.O.R.S., GATORS […]

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Love your pets!

I received a phone call last Thursday telling me that a friend and former coworker’s dog had passed away.  Knowing this lady and the relationship she had with her dog, this broke my heart for her. It got me to thinking about people and their dogs. If you know me, you know I don’t have […]

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Nine times four equals 40, just ask her doctor

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Momma! Momma! Momma! Momma, Momma! Momma, Momma Momma! Mommaaaaaaaaa! “What?’ Guess what? “What?” No momma, guess! Guess,… guess,…. c’mon you gotta guess! “You’re going to go spend the next four hours with your deddy?” Noooooo…… Listen, I’m not looking for Brownie points here. It’s too late for that. It’s simple. Mother’s […]

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Remember, plan, and live

Isn’t funny how something small can bring back such a huge memory? With graduations going on all around us, it’s easy to think back to my own graduation. I remember not being able to wait to get out of high school. I couldn’t wait to grow up and get a job and be on my […]

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“Memorial Day honors those who gave the supreme sacrifice”

This coming Monday (May 27) this nation will observe Memorial Day, a holiday designed to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Memorial Day honors all Americans who have died in all wars. The following address was written by Mrs. Sarah Naugher, of Pontotoc, who […]

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