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1 week 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 2 hours 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 3 hours 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 3 hours 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...
3 weeks 22 hours ago
Editor’s note: This is the third 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.  ...
3 weeks 23 hours ago
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories on the homes to be featured in 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....
3 weeks 23 hours ago
I stumbled upon a cache of old photographs of Jilda’s family this week. She had almost broken a hip trying to get sweaters out of the depths of my closet. From the darkness, I could hear muffled curses and unkind words about the way I stored my winter clothing.  I would be the first to admit that my storage methodology is a bit...
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