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The struggle to keep them strapped in the car
There was a point, just a few years ago, when all three of my children were in car seats. I would open the back door of my car and see nothing but wall to wall Graco plastic and five-point harnesses.
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Engagements
Martin-Cheatham James and Renee Martin of Clinton, Miss., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Martin, to Seth Cheatham, son of Stan and Michelle Cheatham of Madison, Mis...
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School Lunch Menus
JASPER CITY SCHOOLS MADDOX MIDDLE SCHOOL Monday - Spicy or Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Baked Chips, Dill Spear, Milk, Breaded Okra, Fresh Veggies, Fruit Cup, Fresh Fruit Tuesday - Sub Sandwich, Baked ...
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One final comeback
One of the first things that Dora native Tim Hollis learned to say was “back, back, back, Jack, Jack, Jack.”
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A mouse in the house
Wyatt is usually the cause of mischief at our house.
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Long family story part of Cordova lore
We will take another trip into the past to review our history. While signing books at a book signing several years ago, I was asked if I had any information about the Longs of Cordova. I have tried...
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Writer’s block can be hard to break
Today I spent most of the morning tapping keys with no words appearing on the screen. That’s what happens when you have writer’s block. I get afflicted from time to time, and normally I can dip int...
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‘You are beautiful’
"I'm too round." A 9-year-old girl writes this sentence for a gigantic trash can named Nelly that feeds on negative thoughts.
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Living in coal country
I have bought several books for myself lately and have only made a little progress on each one.
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West Jasper K-Kids show their support for B.A.R.K.
Brylee Smith has received a lot of support from her friends at Memorial Park since being diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease last fall.
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They sure do grow up fast
Several weeks ago, I sat on the bed in my older daughters’ bedroom while they brushed their teeth. I was simply supervising. I had to remind them occasionally to stop talking and keep brushing but ...
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Children’s stories share enduring rewards
Thirty years ago I left a five-year teaching career and the non-stop, busy, often hectic days of a second-grade classroom. My favorite part of each teaching day was after lunch when we all sat down...
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Fifteen minutes of fame
I was surprised to learn recently that a local judge reads my columns. I wouldn’t have believed it if His Honor had not told me so.
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A tribute to Townley Junior High School
I was the youngest of 12 children who lived on a 250-acre farm two miles out of Townley on Highway 102. I began attending Townley School in 1933. There were three large underground mines in a three...
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What about world peace and true happiness?
I mentioned a few columns back that I’ve written a blog since 2005. It’s really a daily journal about what’s going on in my life — thoughts, ideas and observations. A lot my columns originate with ...
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