Living

8 weeks 8 hours ago
There are places in this world that seem magical. The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, Cathedral Rock in Sedona, and the edge of the Pacific just off Highway 1 near Half Moon Bay in California come to mind. However, there are places like this much closer to home.  Jilda worked late this afternoon, and I had been to a community meeting. On the...
8 weeks 8 hours ago
Boys will be boys, right?  Well, if anyone is an expert, if there can be an expert, it would be me.  I raised two of my own and now I enjoy 10 grandsons, no little girls in the crew.  Of course, they like to spit, do little devilish pranks, ride four wheelers way too fast, fight with their brothers, and lots of impish things to...
8 weeks 6 days ago
A group from Springdale Baptist Church has returned from a mission trip to Oaxaca, Mexico. The group worked with on-site missionary Jeff Holman and wife Leisa. He is a former youth minister at First Baptist Church of Kosciusko. During the week they conducted Bible Schools and parenting classes. They ministered at an orphanage and at Mountain...
8 weeks 6 days ago
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy King of Sallis announce the marriage of their daughter, Jana Claire, to John Paul Alford on Wednesday, July 16, at 7 p.m. in Camden, at the Cobb Family Farm.   The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Jerry Meggs with immediate family in attendance.   Miss King is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert...
8 weeks 6 days ago
Mr. and Mrs. James Michael Hatcher of Kosciusko announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Sheridan Hope Hatcher, to Jeffrey Ralph Mitchell of Starkville.   The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gibson of Meridian and Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Hatcher of Nanih Waiya.   The prospective bridegroom...
8 weeks 6 days ago
Mr. and Mrs. David Lance Freeman of Ridgeland are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Miss Erin Leah Freeman to Lucas Mandon King, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Daniel Trussell of Kosciusko and Mr. and Mrs. Mandon King of Houston, Texas. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Cager...
9 weeks 4 hours ago
A dream last night about an old Army buddy sparked an idea for this  column. We have not talked in over 20 years, but I think about him often. Doug McGraw and I transitioned out of the Army in early spring 1973. I moved back home that spring and tried to find work so that I could begin the next phase of my life. The phone rang one evening...
9 weeks 4 hours ago
Humiliation.   Webster describes this word synonymous with mortification, embarrassment, and shame. I describe it as “Please, earth, open up and swallow me.”   I can remember several times in my life when I have been involved in some of the most embarrassing situations that I really do not care to recall.  However...
10 weeks 6 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...
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