Living

4 days 16 hours ago
For hundreds of youngsters from throughout Mississippi, Attala County has been the destination for spending a portion of their vacations from school. Central Hills Baptist Retreat in the Springdale Community is the attraction and host for a time of Bible study, worship and recreation. “It has been an awesome summer,” said Camp...
4 days 17 hours ago
Life is messy. The view from the highroad is more scenic, but there are always detours, and I find myself on bumpy roads more than I woud like.  One part of doing right is being kind to Mother Nature’s critters. A good example is when I wrote recently about relocating the chicken snake caught in the nest of the henhouse, instead of...
4 days 17 hours ago
When I think back to when I was in elementary school, my friends and I would dream about our futures and what we would be. Would we be mamas, doctors, lawyers, would we be married or old maids? We always pictured ourselves as wealthy women because we believed as young girls that our happiness depended on our being affluent.   Why?...
1 week 4 days ago
The Mega II Kosciusko High School Reunion for the graduating classes of 1963 and 1966 through 1975 was held on July 12, 2014, at the Attala County Coliseum. Approximately 250 classmates and guests attended.  Several other socials were held in conjunction with the reunion weekend, including reunions of individual classes, KHS Band Director...
1 week 4 days ago
Members of the Kosciusko High Big Red Band from 1971 to 1975 gathered Friday night for a reunion at Kosciusko High School.  The former bandmates spent time catching up with each other and also held a special reunion band performance with former director Mickey Grove conducting them as they played “Kosy High” and the “Fight...
1 week 5 days ago
How is it that machines instinctively know the absolute worse time to break down? I think they have a type of mechanical intelligence that we humans can not comprehend. We have out-of-town company coming tomorrow, and our air conditioner decided to take vacation. On Monday morning, I was in the yard tending to our new baby chicks when I...
1 week 5 days ago
As you prepared for the 4th of July, you just knew you were doing it in honor of Independence Day as you decorated with red, white, and blue, shot firecrackers for beautiful light demonstrations.  Well, you were wrong.   You were doing all of the extraordinary things to celebrate my daughter’s birthday!  She was born...
2 weeks 4 days ago
More than 150 children celebrated the end of the Attala County Library Summer Reading Program with a Fun Day held at the Attala County Coliseum on July 2.   Children were entertained with bounce houses, a slide, face painting and refreshments.  One of the highlights of Fun Day was spending tokens. Children who turned in their...
2 weeks 4 days ago
July was ushered in with a Salute to the Military and Kosy Pops Concert last Tuesday at the Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center. Special recognition was given to World War II veterans at the annual event sponsored by the Attala Historical Society. Following presentation of colors by members of the Mississippi National Guard and pledge to the...
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