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6 hours 55 min ago
Open house was held at the Attala County Library Sunday afternoon featuring a display of The Trees of Christmas and musical entertainment. Decorated trees were placed throughout the area. They were provided by The Reader’s Club, Kosciusko Junior Auxiliary Crown Club, Little Garden Club, Kosciusko Middle Elementary School Quest Class,...
8 hours 29 min ago
Christmas is so close I can almost smell the hot cider.  This is a busy time of year for almost everyone so I thought it was a perfect time to pause for a moment to list 10 things that I love about Christmas – these things are not bound by time, place and reality: 10. Christmas lights (either tasteful or gaudy): I have been to Plano...
9 hours 24 min ago
We have been invaded by elves. They are dressed in red body suits with red Santa hats, and they have the most mischievous faces imaginable. With these little impish faces, they always seem to be so innocent while carrying out their naughtiness.   At least one of these relocated elves lives in each of my children’s homes. In one...
1 week 5 days ago
Sounds of Christmas filled the Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center Sunday afternoon as the Attala Historical Society presented its annual program of music. The sounds began with a prelude of piano selections by Melanie Newman followed by the program at 2 as Bobby Atwood opened with Cowboy poetry. Kayla Winters, youth director at Wesley...
1 week 5 days ago
The alert on my phone chirped early this morning reminding me that both my mom and Jilda's mom have birthdays in December.  I was already awake because the wind blew hard for most of the night, causing the water oak in our yard to drop acorns on our metal roof. It sounded like an army of mice roller-skating in the attic. I am not...
1 week 5 days ago
Well, it is that time of year when I do not pay close attention to anything other than the plans in my head of trying to concoct feasible ideas of what I will purchase for ten little boys with 13 years difference from the oldest to the youngest.   Some are so close in age that the gifts should be the same, or we have one wishing he had...
2 weeks 5 days ago
Editor’s note: This is the final in a series of stories highlighting the Candlelight Tour of Historic Homes sponsored by the Attala Historical Society on Dec. 5, 5-8 p.m. Tickets, $12 in advance and $15 day of, may be purchased at Renasant Bank, Citizens National Bank and the Kosciusko-Attala Development Corp. office. Tickets will also be...
2 weeks 5 days ago
Well, we all sat down to turkey and ham with all the trimmings on Thanksgiving Day.   As we talked around our tables of 20 adults, three teenagers, and seven younger boys, we all expressed what we were thankful for this year as well as years passed.  Of course, the older family members were grateful for health, peace of mind,...
2 weeks 5 days ago
Jilda and I were almost killed in our car this week. One moment we were talking, laughing, and listening to our favorite song on the car  stereo…and the next moment a pickup truck was passing an oncoming car on a hill and full in our lane. Driven by reflex and pure adrenaline, I swerved completely off the road and all three...
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