Coming together at Chickenbone

I had never stood beside a steeple on top of a church and listened to a sermon, at least not until last Sunday, and what an experience it was.
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Surviving the quarantine with Old Yeller

Standing under the awning at Bruce Elementary Monday morning, I watched as teachers Ashley Clements, Pam Odom and Heather Stewart put on their gloves and their masks and then some funny hats to try and offset the potential scary appearance of their COVID-19 required dress.
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Overreaction or right course of action?

Is this simply a massive overreaction that is being blown out of proportion by the media?
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Rob earned this great day

The final buzzer sounded and Lady Wildcats were storming on to the court, some piling on top of each other rolling around on the floor at the excitement of winning a state championship. My focus shifted across the floor at the Pavilion at Ole Miss toward Coach Rob Fox. He was cool as always, but you could see in the eyes the emotion of the moment.
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988 is a good start to address mental health

It was for a long time considered a taboo subject and still today isn’t always taken seriously. I’m talking about mental health, which is a crisis in our state and all over the world for that matter.
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Some wishful spring cleaning uncovers goods

Daylight savings time begins in just over a week. Spring is technically three weeks away, according to the calendar. The incessant rain appears endless.
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An interview with Addi Claire

Horses, soccer, and getting out of school seem to dominate the thoughts of my beautiful granddaughter Addi Claire Bailey.
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Few better than Mike Dunagin

I’ve been blessed to have the opportunity to get to know a lot of remarkable people in my life and call many of them friends. I’d be hard-pressed to name many more remarkable than Mike Dunagin.
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Trying for a ‘Hometown Takeover’

There are countless translations of the old Zig Ziglar quote, but Jason Collins summed it up in our visit Monday afternoon by saying, “You can get what you want, if you help others get what they want.”
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Inspiring our youth and some good stories from the Coast of Maine

“A big calling” is what my friend Whit Casey called his mission as the new youth minister at Bruce First Baptist Church. Sitting in his upstairs office at the Christian Life Center in Bruce listening to Whit talk about his life experiences and his passion for working with youth was inspiring.
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