HINDS COUNTY GAZETTE
P.O. Box 729-110 Pt. Gibson St. - Raymond, MS 39154
Felder’s Cherry Red Garden Paint
If this winter has shown me anything, it is that nearly everyone thinks their garden problems are worse than mine. Wailing about their losses, they don’t understand that I feel their pain through my own grief.
But I’m not letting it get me down. Not being one to wring my hands wishing for spring, I subscribe to the “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may” philosophy of doing what I can to enjoy the here and now; yeah, things could be better, but understanding they could also be much worse, I stoica . . .
Spring Is the Best Time to Explore Mississippi’s Treasures
Spring and for some, a weeklong break from school, are on the horizon. Instead of jumping ship to other states, why not stay in Mississippi, a state filled with interesting places to explore and enjoy? Here are a few of my favorite Mississippi attractions and places to visit:
1. A place that’s been on my mind recently is Mississippi Petrified Forest in Flora. It’s an intriguing, beautiful area filled with archaic trees and stones surrounded by plenty of natural beauty. The petrified forest is . . .
Terry Headlight News
Terry P. Johnson
Are you enjoying these beautiful May days that we have been having this February? I know that I have! But, it should be remember that during this month of February, it has thundered at least twice - on the 9th and on the 16th. That means, according to weather folklore that our later springtime weather will be affected.
Here are some recently been celebrated birthdays: Feb. 27- Laura Matthews Bigner, Lois Matthews Ballard, Terri Ray VanNoy; March 1- Nikki Lewis Neal, Malcolm Johnson, Bob Owe . . .
Road trash is everyone’s problem
This past Saturday’s Enterprise Journal opinion page, which I read on a daily basis, featured a column by Patsy R. Brumfield concerning a tremendous litter problem in McComb. I completely agree with portions of that column, but I have to take exception to her suggested solutions. Instead of holding retailers solely responsible, maybe we need to look at a solution to eliminate the actual littering by going to the litterers.
Friday my wife, a friend and I rode the back country roads to Slidell . . .
Those on my List of Wished-for Governors:
George Bryan, Owen Cooper, Donald Lutken, and others
When considering a Mississippi governor’s race, I often think of those people who never entered a political election, wishing they had for the state’s sake.
The recent death of one of Mississippi’s best-known names in the business world – that of George Bryan of West Point – is my starting point on this subject.
After reading Rick Cleveland’s column in Mississippi Today about Bryan’s death, I thought, “Goodness, he could have made a great governor and brought the state unprecedented success . . .
NAMB President to Encourage Students to Engage in Missions During MC’s Annual Evangelism Lecture
The Institute of Christian Leadership will welcome one of the most recognizable figures in Southern Baptist leadership to Mississippi College March 7 to deliver a pair of free presentations for MC faculty, staff, students, and the general public.
Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board, will discuss what it looks like to live a life focused on God’s mission during Chapel at 10:30 a.m. in Swor Auditorium in Nelson Hall. At 6 p.m., he will talk about how to make the most of e . . .
Reeves/Presley Governor’s Election This November Will Be a Horse-Race, Early Polls Reveal
Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves could be headed back to the banking world after the state’s November general election.
One poll shows Reeves is in disfavor with many Mississippi voters, while another survey indicates he is trailing his main Democratic opponent for the state’s top job.
A poll conducted in January by the Mississippi Today media operation and Siena College shows a majority (57-percent) of Mississippians would support “someone else” over Reeves’ reelection bid for the n . . .
‘Retro Food’ is a New Trend I Can Embrace
It’s 2023 – a new year filled with a dizzying array of food and beverage trends filtering down from the “experts.” A few I simply can’t wrap my head around are kelp-based burgers and sauces, climate-conscious food production, pasta made with sweet potatoes and greens and soft drinks infused with medicine. No… just no.
However, there are more than a few trends that actually make sense and that I’m willing to try:
1. Plant-based protein –I pray I don’t get a warning from the MS Beef Council. . . .
Terry Headlight News
Terry P. Johnson
There are two deaths to report this week. The first one is that of longtime Terry resident Mary Joyce Kister. She attended high school here in Terry, although she graduated from Central High School in Jackson. She worked in the U. S. Post Office in Terry from many years. The second death is that of Mr. Roy Dixon. He did not live in Terry, but he worshiped here at the synagogue Temple of Yah Hebrew Israelite Assembly on the corner of L.J. Beasley Street and East Frontage Road.
Mary Joyce Nel . . .
Hospice versus chemotherapy
As a disclaimer, I have no formal medical training but I have 86 years of observing life around me. I am not reporting my own opinion but that of others that either have suffered or are presently suffering for what is diagnosed as terminal cancer.
That appears to be the conundrum that cancer patients have to conquer. Whether to follow the oncologist’s advice of chemotherapy or opt for perhaps shorter life with a better quality of life for the last remaining days.
The television reports, fo . . .
Hinds CC Opens Dual Art Exhibit
“Women of Cherry Street: Recent Paintings by Chatham Kemp and Hannah Wegner” will be on exhibit at the Marie Hull Gallery on the Raymond Campus of Hinds Community College.
The exhibit began on Feb. 20 and continues through March 22 with a closing reception at 2 p.m. in the gallery. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-Noon Fridays. The gallery is closed for spring break March 13-17.
Wegner is a graduate of William Carey University in Hattiesburg. Kemp is Assistant Pro . . .
Sudden Death, Come-from-Behind Finish: MC’s Academic Competition Boasts Thrills, First-Time Champion
Jackson Academy survived a sudden-death semifinal match and overcame a first-round deficit in the finals to capture its first Mississippi College Academic Competition championship Jan. 19 on the Clinton campus.
JA’s intense semifinal match against Mississippi Pinebelt was decided by a single toss-up question: What process is used to separate the components of complex mixtures of chemical compounds by selective adsorption to a solid medium?
After several stress-filled seconds, Gautam R . . .