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Laughs 4 Life Creates Fun Space For Children’s of Mississippi Patients

1/13/24

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A shiny new space with blue skies, a rainbow and interactive digital boards for games, puzzles and drawing is now open for patients in the state’s only children’s hospital thanks to Laughs 4 Life.

The perennially sold-out comedy shows in Hattiesburg raised over $200,000 to create the Laughs 4 Life Smile Room on the fifth floor of Children’s of Mississippi’s Batson Tower. The renovated activity room will be staffed by child life specialists skilled in helping children cope with the challenges . . .

Terry Headlight News

1/11/24

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Terry P. Johnson

This week in our town, we have two deaths to report, and these departed have been members of two of the old families from this part of the county. We send our heartfelt condolences to the living members of these two families. Following are the obituaries of Ervin Lewis and Glenn Yarbrough.
Ervin Morris Lewis (April 5, 1941 — January 1, 2024)

Ervin Morris Lewis passed away January 1, 2024 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson. He was born on April 5, 1941 to Thomas Lewis and Ollie Riley Lewis of T . . .

From the Pastor’s Pen:
Reconciliation
“To The Churches of Galatia:” (Galatians 1:2)

1/14/24

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Zachery Byrd

“To the churches of Galatia:”
(Galatians 1:2)

When we read Paul’s letters, a different shade of Paul arises. When we read Philippians, we read of an encouraging and joyful Pastor Paul. When we read Romans, we read Pastor Paul the logician, defining the gospel with utmost clarity. But when we read Galatians, we read of a fiery, fist-pounding Pastor Paul. He bypasses any word of thanksgiving and precedes to pronouncing anathemas upon the troublers of Galatia, going so far as to tell them to “ema . . .

Felder’s Weed Removal

2/13/24

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Felder Rushing

Time to make up for lost time, while being responsible. Last year’s weather brought good gardeners to their knees, digging and pulling dead plants. Meanwhile, with the ground too dry and hard to pull anything easily, the weeds just kept on trucking. But we have a good opportunity now, during decent midwinter days when the soil has been loosened by rain, and when yellow jackets are less likely to challenge our presence.

It still won’t be easy. I recently learned an archaic word from the 1700s . . .

Hinds CC Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline is February 15, 2024

2/12/24

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HCC SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE--- Hinds Community College Foundation Scholarship recipient Jonshuntaya Banks, right,is pictured with instructor Wendy Durrell during a demonstration at a recent open house on the Nursing & Allied Health Campus

It’s that time of year again when the Hinds Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships to attend one of Hinds’ six campuses. The Foundation offers dozens of funding opportunities to students each year in a variety of disciplines and techni . . .

Raymond Garden Club

2/11/24

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RAYMOND GARDEN CLUB--- Raymond Garden Club Members recently spent the morning working on the Raymond Clinton Road and Courthouse flower beds

RAYMOND GARDEN CLUB JANUARY MEETING HOSTESSES--- The Raymond Garden Club hostesses for the January, 2024, meeting were Martha Ferguson, Joyce Jenkins, Lenda Poole, and Jennette Smith. The meeting was held in the recently renovated Raymond Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Following the business plan meeting conducted by Susan Wilks, president, members e . . .

2023 Was a Very Good Year for New Supermarket Products

2/10/24

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Kara Kimbrough

As promised, I compiled a list of my “favorites” from 2023 – included are new supermarket products and hidden gem restaurants that deserve a look in 2024. Without further ado, here’s what captured (and held) my attention in the previous year.

1. Yellowstone Coffee, Steak Rub/Seasoning and Chili– First, full disclosure: I’m not an avid viewer of Yellowstone, the modern-day version of “Dallas” with Kevin Costner as patriarch. However, after I received a box of products created as a result of th . . .

Governor Tate Reeves’ Proposed Tax Cuts:
Good for Mississippi?

2/7/24

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Mac Gordon

The late Mississippi Gov. Kirk Fordice delighted in saying that his photograph accompanied the definition of “tax cut” in dictionaries, as in tax-cutter supremo.

Current Gov. Tate Reeves is apparently trying to steal a chapter from Fordice’s playbook with additional tax reductions, despite a bunch already entrenched in the ongoing state budget.

I’ve looked to see Reeves’ smiling face in Merriam-Webster. It’s not there (Fordice’s grin is also missing), but the second-term governor definitely . . .

It’s Not Too Late to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

2/17/24

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Kara Kimbrough

There’s a good chance you’re reading this on Valentine’s Day or maybe the weekend following the day when a special meal of some kind is required with your significant other. Even if it’s too late to make a restaurant reservation, there are still a few options left to create a special meal.

First, if you’re on a strict budget, you can always go to Sonic (yes, you read that right). Supposedly Reba McIntire’s post that Sonic’s #1 Cheeseburger would be her last meal on earth if given the chance c . . .

Terry Headlight News

2/14/24

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Terry P. Johnson

Unfortunately, there are two deaths to report this week. The first one was the death of Edna Ruth McManus Keyes. She lived in Terry during her childhood years before her family moved to Crystal Springs. She was the widow of Charles Keyes, and his death had made her a young widow with a son.

The second death is that of Bo Jones on Monday. Bo was the son of the former Clyda Mae Richardson and her husband Fred Jones and was the grandson of a former mayor of Terry. He was the eldest so . . .

From the Pastor’s Pen:
“...to whom glory...”
(Galatians 1:5)

2/15/24

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Zachery Byrd

“to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.”
(Galatians 1:5)

Glory - we do not use that word anymore. One wonders why. Within Presbyterianism, most children learn the Westminster Shorter Catechism which asks: “What is man’s chief end?” The answer: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” To glorify implies our purpose, but it also carries with it the idea that God is an object worthy of glory. But what makes God worthy of glory?

The Hebrew word for “glory” carries the co . . .

HCC Music Student to Sing at the Grand Ole Opry

2/20/24

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Hinds Com-munity College sophomore Gavin Standish, a member of the college’s choral music program, is only 19 years old, but when he sings he demonstrates the command of someone far beyond his years. Standish is set to compete in two national singing competitions this spring.

Standish is competing in the John Alexander National Vocal Competition sponsored by Opera Mississippi where he and seven other finalists beat out hundreds of entries from across the United States. That competition is Mar . . .

1/13/24

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