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The Windows taking applications for fifth annual holiday market

AMORY – The Windows is hosting the 2014 Holiday Market on Friday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Full- and half-size booths are available on a “first come, first serve” basis. The cost is the same as last year, $25, and the deadline […]

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Trusting in God and having a positive attitude important when dealing with cancer for survivor

AMORY – Kim Fears had had several knots in her breast prior to October 2008, when she was doing title abstraction in West Point. She lifted a big book, started to drop it and stretched her neck catching it. “My neck was really sore and I found a knot. I didn’t do anything about it […]

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Wicker talks bills, current events to Amory Rotary Club

AMORY – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker spoke to the Rotary Club of Amory on Thursday, Oct. 16. He told the group that people tell him there is “no compromise,” or ask “why can’t you all get along and get things done in Washington” in regards to politicians working for the same causes. “There are positive […]

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Culinary Arts feeds Amory Career-Technology advisory committee

AMORY – The Amory High School Culinary Arts program fed the Career & Technology staff and their advisory committees on Oct. 13. Dianne Young, culinary arts instructor, had prepared a scrumptious meal consisting of White Cheese & Chicken Lasagna, Strawberry Pretzel Salad and Chocolate Oreo Peanut Butter Dream. She graciously shared the recipes she prepared […]

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Advisory committees form for career and technology classes

AMORY – The Amory Career and Technology Center has formed advisory committees for each of its programs which, include Engineering/Science-Related; Metal Fabrication; Health Sciences; Teacher Academy; Horticulture; Culinary Arts; and Marketing. The first advisory committee meeting was held at the center on Oct. 13. “The State Department of Education requires that we have a craft […]

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School board cites lack of affordable housing to dip in enrollment

AMORY – At the Oct. 7 meeting of the Amory School Board, Superintendent Tony Cook said that enrollment in Amory Schools continue to decline. “Until more homes are built in Amory for families, we will see that decline. Young people with families that are moving back here are going into the county,” Cook said. Board […]

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County is not immune to domestic violence

Domestic violence doesn’t just happen to a certain socioeconomic group and it does not have any borders. Domestic violence and abuse does not discriminate. It occurs within all age groups, among heterosexual couples, as well as same-sex partnerships. And yes, we have domestic violence in Monroe County. One person who wants to remain anonymous gave […]

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Vaughn selected as Hatley alderwoman

HATLEY – Only one person qualified for the Hately alderman race, and will automatically filled the alderman seat formerly held by George King, who took the position of mayor after the passing of Pete Vaughn in August. “Sandra Vaughn, the widow of the former Hatley mayor Pete Vaughn, is the only person who applied for […]

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Wall believes in quality and healthy food

AMORY – Carrie Wall grew up on a farm near Columbus, where her family raised nearly everything they ate. “We had all kinds of fresh vegetables and meats, milk, butter and fruit,” said Wall. “We also had an overflowing well.” When she married at an early age, she said she didn’t know much about cooking. […]

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