Many activities are planned for the rest of Dec.-especially for the youth.  Their plans include a progressive supper Fri., Dec.14 beginning at 4pm; helping the children with their Christmas program Wed. night and Sunday morning; having lunch after the program Sun. morning; and a New Year's E…

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There’s one gift which often comes in the Holiday Seasons which never seems like a gift.  The reason why is if we concentrate on it too much, it steals our joy.  That “gift” is stress.

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Wreaths Across America ceremonies will be this Saturday, 11 a.m. on the Pontotoc Court Square. A special wreath laying ceremony at the big statue on the corner of the court square will honor all branches of the military and the coast guard as well as those who are POW.

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Too often Christmas becomes a time when we overcommit ourselves to a never-ending “to-do list.” We make promises to our families, friends, and co-workers—promises that often become burdens. From decorating, shopping, wrapping gifts, attending parties, making cookies, planning activities for …

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Is someone on your Christmas list singing “All I want for Christmas is a YETI cooler”? Well this is the year you just might be able to score one of those $250 coolers if you buy a chance on it and you can be helping the community theater as well. One ticket is $5, 3 are $10 and 8 tickets are…

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Pontotoc is getting set to offer you the perfect Norman Rockwell Christmas atmosphere on Thursday, December 6, beginning at 6 p.m. with the debut of the Marion Street Christmas Market. 

It is time again to start getting ready for the Christmas Parade.  Due to the way the date falls this year the first friday will be on December 7, 2018. The parade time is 6:30 p.m.  Please be making plans to enter a float, decorate your gators, golf carts, antique cars and tractors, and hel…

REMINDER: Toccopola Christmas Parade Saturday, December 1…..line up 4:30 and start time 5:30 p.m.

Can you believe it is only four weeks until Christmas Day?  If you haven’t already started decorating your home for the big day, it’s probably at least time to start the planning process. 

Hope that everyone had a Thanksgiving filled with much love, laughter, and food.  At our house, we celebrated with “framily” which is a term I use to mean friends who have become family.  The walls of our home contained some of the important people that we love to see and claim as our own, o…

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One of the most delightful times of the season is when people in each community gather along the streets to see their baby or grand baby coming down the street in the parade. Christmas parades are a tradition that gives an opportunity for folks in the community to visit and enjoy a night out…

Bro. Kelvy Johnson preached for Bro. Justin Sun. morning and Bro. Jim Varnon preached  Sun. night.  Both preached very well, but we always miss our pastor especially when someone is sick as the whole family was Sunday.

Maybe winter has gone for a few days. Didn't get a few things I wanted to do before getting cold. I just stayed n. Can't take the cold.

It is a certain joy found in purchasing that special toy for a child that is dear to your heart. It’s not just parents who give gifts to children.  My dad had one brother and three sisters who didn’t have children of their own, so they bought tons toys for my sister and me.  

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It was five years ago today that my brother gave me the best present a girl could have. A faithful dog. At that time his family was crowded into a small space and one of the pets had to go. So I wound up with Tuck. 

Greetings from LA (Lower Algoma). I trust you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We started with the Stegall Thanksgiving on November 10, and then my immediate family came for brunch on Thursday. We are truly blessed!

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Have you ever wanted to hear the Pontotoc High School Jazz band in an official concert? This Friday you get your chance! The Pontotoc Community theater will be hosting the Jazz Band in a concert November 30 at 7 p.m. at the Main Theater on Main Street. Tickets are $15. Seating is limited for…

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 I grinned at the crackling fire over a cup pf hot coffee. Jon built it before he left that frosty morn. It was a blessing to feel the heat and stare into the orange yellow flame as I woke up. I was grateful he had left that blessing behind.

Thanksgiving Day will be one of a great feast with six grandchildren in and out of the banging screen door at our deer camp in Lafayette Springs. The door reminds me of the one at my Graham grandparents’ old farm house as it was located on Esperanza Road in Hurricane just north of the school…

Hello from Pontotoc Health and rehab! With the weather changing and the holidays right around the corner, we have been staying so busy. Our residents and staff are gearing up for the holiday season!

Hello again from NMMC ECF Pontotoc. We have another great week to tell you about. As always, Thaxton Baptist Church joined us for Sunday morning worship and singing. This group has provided our facility with years of service. Sunday afternoon we had one of our own, Mr. Sam Wood share his tes…

Well I think winter has arrived, I’m not ready for the cold weather.

Greetings from LA (Lower Algoma).  The short autumn we had has led quickly into winter.  Can you believe that it has turned cold so quickly?

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It’s time to put a little sparkle in your Christmas and come on to Ecru and Pontotoc for the merchants open house day from 1-5 p.m. this Sunday, November 18. While most folks are going to be out shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving, these towns are going to give you sneak peek at all th…

Alyssa had a blast at Reese Jamison's birthday party this past Saturday at Rockin Hoptown in Ecru! Happy 4th Birthday sweet girl! Afterward, we went to Aunt Thelma's house for the annual Stegall family get together. Me-Maw & Pe-Paw would be thrilled to see the family still…

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It's collection time for the little Christmas shoeboxes. National collection week for Operation Christmas Child is currently underway. 

It was like a light switch and we went from warm weather to what I classify as frigid. This girl is not made to live any farther north than Mississippi! I mean they have snow drifts taller than me in Wisconsin. I do enjoy seeing the snowy pictures from my friends and then think “wow! They li…

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Rain pouring from a slate gray sky Monday made me grateful my chickens were all nestled and snug in their houses. You see the beauty of knowing the weather forecast these day is the fact that I knew Monday was going to bring liquid sunshine, so I got outside Saturday in the cold sunshine.

Greetings from LA (Lower Algoma).  Fall is definitely in the air!  The temperature is dropping, days are getting shorter, and the leaves are turning an array of colors.

Had a great Lord’s Day, good crowd. Our SS lesson was, ‘Take your needs to God daily and trust Him to answer.’ Matthew 6:11, Isaiah 38:1-3, 4-6, 15-17, Matthew 6:11 ‘Give us this day our daily bread.’

About turned winter time down our way. Got a good rain too. I have about decided I like the summer better. I freeze now. Can't stay warm even with heat on.

We will pack the shoe boxes Wed. night.  If you can bring small toys, school supplies, toilet items, etc. that will fit inside a shoebox, please bring them before Wd. night.

Hello from Pontotoc Health and rehab! With the weather changing and the holidays right around the corner, we have been staying so busy. Our residents and staff are gearing up for the holiday season!