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ABERDEEN – The Friends of Evans Memorial Library will host the first Booklunch of 2020 on Jan. 15. Guest author will be Dr. Dwight McComb, who grew up in Aberdeen. He will discuss his first novel, “The Truth That Lies Between.”

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AMORY – Antiques collectors Greg and Sharlet Beason have steadily been developing a unique tourism attraction on 13 acres surrounding his repair shop near the Glendale Shopping Center. Up until now, all the machinery has been stationary, but on Christmas Eve they launched their train ride on…

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ABERDEEN – As part of an annual Christmastime event, the historic James Creek Missionary Baptist Church hosted gospel, praise and unity Dec. 19 for a community church service. The service was led by Ben and Patricia Howell.

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ABERDEEN – Even though Bessie McGee retired from her office manager position at Belle-Shivers Middle School in 2017, her relationship with former co-workers is still close-knit. For Christmas they were joined with some of her family and friends to provide gifts for each of the Aberdeen Head …

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AMORY – Grace Newell drew quite a crowd to Oak Tree Plantation to join her as she celebrated her 100th birthday on Dec. 3. She has been a resident there for nearly six years.

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ABERDEEN – Throughout the years, the number of people supporting a free showing by the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau of “The Polar Express” has steadily increased. Although it has usually been shown on a Thursday night, this year the event will be held on a Sunday afternoon at the Elkin Theatre.

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River Place resident Margaret Holman is enjoying the first book published by local physician Dr. William McComb as he stands over her shoulder. The book was four years in the making, and he has a sequel already completed for publishing in the future.

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AMORY – Tapping into inspiration from his younger years growing up, Dr. William McComb, who is affiliated with North Mississippi Medical Center Gilmore-Amory, has inked his first book, “The Truth That Lies Between.”

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AMORY – Between carriage rides, a cookie stroll and a movie in Frisco Park, Dec. 13’s Merry on Main, sponsored by Amory Main Street, will continue a series of holiday events throughout the county. It will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. downtown.

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AMORY – The Old Armory, located at 101 9th St. S, will host Amory Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Santa’s Winter Wonderland this weekend, which will give children opportunities for snacks, crafts, games and visits with Santa Claus.

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ABERDEEN – A couple who is visible and vocal for bettering Aberdeen was named as Junior Women’s League’s first citizens of the year. Through the honor, Linda and Frank Record, who have spearheaded efforts such as cancer awareness and citywide cleanups, will be the grand marshals for Dec. 3’s…

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NETTLETON – Wes and Elizabeth Stephens, who pastor Jones Chapel Baptist Church, not only have a heart for adoption, they are living examples of turning their home into a welcoming shelter for foster children and an adopted son.

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AMORY – Amory will honor its lineage to the blues through a Nov. 23 dedication of its Mississippi Blues Trail marker at 11 a.m. in the Vinegar Bend Pocket Park. According to Shelter Insurance agent Carla Glasgow, the process of getting Amory placed on the Mississippi Blues Trail began a year ago.

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ABERDEEN – Last year, the community service group Men/Mothers of Vision (MOV) kicked off a season of giving back by feeding the community an early Thanksgiving meal. This year, the effort is growing through its 2nd Annual Feed the City event Nov. 23 from noon until 5 p.m. at the Aberdeen Par…

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ABERDEEN – Friends of Evans Memorial Library will host the monthly Booklunch Nov. 20 at noon at the library. The guest author will be Susan Cushman, who will discuss her most recent book, “Friend of the Library.”

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Following time spent as a Carmelite Order monk and through different capacities throughout Mississippi with the Catholic Diocese of Jackson, Father Joseph Le is rooting a new home in Monroe County. He was first assigned to Monroe County in July and was officially installed by Bishop Joseph R…

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Power to Exhale’s Monroe County chapter will feed senior citizens, homeless people and anyone else wanting to attend through its second annual Soup for Seniors event Nov. 16 from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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It is at last the week many have been waiting for! The time to drop off your shoeboxes full of Christmas gifts to those who live in other countries. The Northeast Mississippi area will host a prayer walk at the Ballard Park this Saturday, November 16, 1-5 p.m. and then collection will begin …

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Operation Christmas Child, a shoebox ministry through Samaritan’s Purse providing for needy children across the world, begins next week through its National Collection Week. There are two Monroe County collection sites in Amory and Nettleton.

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HATLEY – Two words that ring out more than others in Scarlett Thompson’s vocabulary are “Kindness Matters.” That phrase she saw on a bumper sticker while in the car line dropping off her children at Hatley years ago was one she kept sealed in the back of her mind.

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AMORY – A pair of neighboring churches recently hosted simultaneous receptions for a couple of ladies who celebrated their 100th birthdays. Margaret Billeter and Jessie Lee were both celebrated for reaching the milestone birthday.

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SMITHVILLE – The Smithville Events Committee offered a day full of activities for Sparks in the Park on the Fourth of July and plans to have a repeat of family fun Oct. 19 for the town’s first-ever Autumn Fest and Chili Cook-off.

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ABERDEEN – An early December fundraiser for needed repairs at the The Magnolias will whisk the 1850 mansion back in time decoration-wise. An Antebellum Christmas, planned for Dec. 7 from 6 until 9 p.m., will feature the decorative talents of Neil Palmer and Pam Monaghan.

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ABERDEEN – In its ever-expanding ministry, Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church will host its inaugural Walk It Out 5K Oct. 19 beginning at 8 a.m. at the church, which is located at 335 N. Franklin St.

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HAMILTON – For the past several years, breast cancer survivors have been honored for their fight during an event at the Hamilton Community Center. This year was no exception, as nine survivors were the special guests of honor Oct. 5.

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AMORY – First United Methodist Church’s media outreach ministry has recently gone live through real-time streaming of the church’s 10 a.m. Sunday services on its Facebook page, AMORY FIRST United Methodist Church.

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ABERDEEN – A Pontotoc church is bringing its ministry to the Monroe County Courthouse Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Prayer on the Square. Bethel M.B. Church Pastor Tony Cooperwood said he was inspired three years ago to visit different communities and lead the service.