Living

7 weeks 1 day ago
My office was a mess with months of magazines and stacks of unread books. There were knick-knacks and souvenirs hanging on the wall that had been there for years.  Setting my jaw, I decided it was time to do some reorganization.  However, my efforts ended abruptly when I moved some old festival badges and came across a pair of...
7 weeks 1 day ago
Cotton bolls in all of their glory, coloring the landscape of the work-tended land have now opened to magnificent splendor!   Is there anything more beautiful or peaceful to gaze upon than a matured cotton field?  I surely do not think so.   My husband and I were traveling the roads again yesterday, and we passed several...
9 weeks 1 day ago
Johnnie Lou Johnson Yakstis, registrar of the Copiah Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, presented an educational program on Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Kosciuszko, "The Peasant Prince," based on the biography by Alex Storozynski.   The presentation was recently given during her chapter meeting in Copiah...
9 weeks 1 day ago
I have spent a great deal of time near water these last few days. There is something about waning light at summer’s end, or maybe it is something deeper that I do not yet understand, but I am drawn there. Driving by without pulling in for a few moments is not an option for me. Like today, Jilda had worked hard on projects that had...
9 weeks 1 day ago
Changing seasons brings about the transformation of greens to golds, reds, yellows, and so many colors in between.   As I sit on my back porch at the Circle S, I look out over the vast pasturelands and I can readily see these changes.   The grass has slowed its growing time; the flowers of summer are beginning to look tired and...
10 weeks 5 hours ago
Cool temperatures provided the perfect weather for the annual Big Black River Festival and Runs in West last Saturday. Art, music, food, were among highlights. Arts and crafts booths lined both sides of Highway 51, through the Town of West for the annual event.  The day also served as a time of homecoming and visits with friends and...
10 weeks 1 day ago
A service of worship celebrating and blessing the marriage of Laura Elaine Goldman and Corbin Gage Stewart was held at two o’clock in the afternoon on July 12, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Prattville, Ala.  The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Michael Ball and Dr. Scotty Goldman.  The service was made complete with beautiful...
10 weeks 1 day ago
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Loy Morris of Canton announce the engagement of their daughter, Claire Elizabeth Morris, to Michael Ted Boler, Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Ted Boler, Sr., of Greenwood.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Barnett Phillips of Canton, and Mrs. James Arthur Morris and the late Mr....
10 weeks 1 day ago
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Daniels of Kosciusko announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Martha Ann Daniels, to Scott Reeves Shackelford II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lee “Jay” Shackelford of Benton. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. J.D. Phillips of Kosciusko.  She is a 2006 graduate of French Camp Academy and a...
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