Hoping for a return to school in fall

Granddaughter Addi Claire is ready to go back to school. I sure hope she can.
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Proud of Sean and all our seniors

Standing on Carter Field in Vardaman listening to Sean Galloway give his valedictorian address at graduation last Thursday night was a rather proud moment. It was a night filled with them to be honest.
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Enjoyed weekend of hiking in the Ozarks

The foot-beaten path snaked up one side of the mountain, curving around giant rock formations and through towering white oaks and pines. With each step you could feel the elevation rising and occasionally catch a glimpse through the thick foliage of the distant landscape.
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Bittersweet memories of the garden

Looking at the pictures of Bill Havens’ garden featured in this week’s CCJ evoked some bittersweet memories for myself.
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Leadership at a premium in today’s world

“Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in the bonds of fraternal feeling.”
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Pandemic’s impact on education still unknown

COVID-19 will drive changes in education for decades to come. That was the sentiment during an interesting discussion in my most recent meeting with the Commission on the Future of Northeast Mississippi.
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Memorial Day sparks memories of so many visits with brave veterans

Monday’s Memorial Day, like most everything else these days, was quite different from those of the past with local services limited and many continuing to quarantine themselves at home as protection from COVID-19.
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Whatever it takes, kids just want to play soccer

The texts come often and never fail to get me excited and desperate to find some way to fulfill their requests.
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Fortunate if you find one of Brenda’s rocks of art

They come in all shapes, sizes and bright, beautiful colors and it’s hard not to pick up every one you see and put it in your pocket. It’s okay if you do. That’s their purpose.
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Uncle Ken was the cool one

It was just about 15 of us scattered amongst the front few pews in the chapel at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg staring at the American flag draped coffin.
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