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Chrips from CardinalLady: Memories like little bits of ice glistened in my mind

I paused before the wild primrose bush in the early morning sunshine. Frost glittered on each little branch. The sun caught each little crystal of ice and bent it into all kinds of colors of light. You couldn’t have put Christmas lights on it and made it look any prettier. Each little individual branch was […]

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Tips to keep your marriage strong

Have you ever noticed good role models make life easier? Even if you didn’t have good role models, finding good ones can help make life more enjoyable. I’m lucky I had good role models for marriage in my parents. I had “old” parents. That’s right my parents were 34 when they married, 36 when I […]

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Supervisors disburse taxes, order depository bid

In their end of January meeting Pontotoc County Board of Supervisors disbursed taxes and ordered a depository bid among other business. The disbursement of additional privilege taxes collected for the month of January were:       Pontotoc County School District, $2,089.22; Pontotoc City School District, $198.97; City of Pontotoc, $895.38; Town of Ecru, $ 99.49 and Town […]

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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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Ecru Aldermen to advertise for cemetery groundskeeper

Upon the resignation of Nickey Browning as groundskeeper for the city cemetery, Ecru board of aldermen agreed last Tuesday evening to advertise for a replacement immediately. Mayor Mark Baldwin outlined specifications to be considered essential for the job. “They will have to keep it mowed, weed eated, and keep the limbs and debris picked up. […]

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ARC grant to help East Pontotoc water repair

Three Rivers Planning and Development District officials and Pontotoc County Fourth District Supervisor Ernie Wright confirmed last week that a contract has been let to repair a ruptured water main on the East Pontotoc Water Association system in eastern Pontotoc County. Three Rivers project employee Wesley Bell said Eubank Construction Company of Booneville was the […]

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2015 homestead deadline is April 1

If your homestead status has changed in the past year, April 1, is the absolute last day to file papers to indicate those changes. Changes due to being married, divorced or widowed, if you turned 65, if you were declared disabled, if you bought additional land, if you bought or moved into another house, had […]

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Pontotoc Co. designated to receive FSA disaster loan applications

“Emergency loans for farmers, ranchers and operators are available through the Pontotoc County office of the Farm Service Agency,” said Jesse M. Puckett, FSA Farm Loan Manager. According to Puckett last week, this authority is pursuant to Administrator Dolcini’s declaration on January 20 (2016), of a major disaster in Mississippi caused by excessive rain and […]

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“Fire Wise” workshop set Feb. 25

“How to Have a Fire Wise Home” workshop will be held on Thursday, February 25, (2016) at the Pontotoc County MSU Extension Building, 402 C. J. Hardin Drive, Pontotoc. The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. The purpose of the workshop is to provide participants tools to assess fire risks […]

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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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“Mr. Darcy, there’s zombie-body for everybody”

English teachers take heed! Your efforts to get your students to appreciate a literary classic such as Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” is getting an assist from Hollywood this weekend with the release of the movie “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.” That’s right, all of Austen’s timeless book characters are in the movie, including the […]

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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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Clerk warns of summons scam

Officials in neighboring Lee County warned residents there last week of an ongoing jury summons scam and Pontotoc County Circuit Clerk Melinda Nowicki cautions Pontotoc County residents to be alert to similar scam attempts. Scam artists have been calling residents accusing them of some wrong doing, or failure to report for jury duty and threatening […]

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Saturday is deadline to register to vote in primaries

This coming Saturday, February 6, is the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming March 8 presidential/congressional primaries, said Melinda Nowicki, Pontotoc County Circuit Clerk. In addition to regular business hours, the circuit clerk’s office will be open from 8 a.m. until 12 noon this Saturday for voter registration. As a reminder, the last […]

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