Veterans’ Day program stirs family memories

They are visions burned into my brain from my childhood, unforgettable. 

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Ball game leads to shopping in Philly

I was pretty excited when I heard Calhoun City’s road game last Friday was going to be in Union. That meant a fall shopping trip to Philadelphia, something I never get to do.

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Hyde-Smith, Espy runoff will have national flavor

STARKVILLE – As it happened on Nov. 6, the pollsters on both sides were uncannily accurate in their predictions that Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democratic challenger Mike Espy would run a close first and second in the open primary and leave Republican challenger Chris McDaniel a distant third with Democrat Tobey Bartee bringing up the rear.

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Don’t diddle around with the Constitution

ROLLING FORK — Thanks to election year hype on the always hot button issue of immigration, combined with yet another indication of presidential indifference to the nation’s founding document, I have heard and read more about the 14th Amendment in the past month than I have since a very long-ago Constitutional Law class.

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We’ve got good schools, that’s the bottom line

We have good schools in Calhoun County. We could be better. We can always be better, but you’ll never convince me we don’t have quality schools, regardless what letter grade the Mississippi Department of Education hands out.
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Sweet potato festival fun

If you have a good Thanksgiving recipe– or a unique family tradition your family does for Thanksgiving, please let us know. We are always looking for cooks to share recipes and right now, some Thanksgiving recipes.
A recipe in the new issue of Mississippi magazine looked really interesting to me– sweet potatoes and peaches casserole.
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If 14th amendment can be nullified, so can the 1st

STARKVILLE – One day after most of us engaged in the single most important duty of American citizenship – exercising the precious right to vote – can we please take a deep breath as a country and stop the national hysteria over whether this or any U.S. president can nullify the 14th Amendment guarantee of birthright citizenship by executive order?
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Immigration issue not as relative to Mississippi

Several candidates this election season chirped about immigration. In Mississippi, this was strange because while legions of foreigners may be coming to America, they’re not coming here.
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It might not look like poetry, but…

ROLLING FORK — Quick: Tell me the name of a poet who is (a) not dead and (b) not somebody that some teacher made you read more years ago than you want to remember.

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Halloween always been the kid holiday

I remember vividly circling Maudedith Lane on Halloween night wearing with incredible pride my stunning Spiderman costume. Despite the cool temperatures, I was sweating profusely under the plastic mask that I was convinced fooled everybody, despite the thin rubber band my mom had re-stapled numerous times, struggling to hold it to my head.

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