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Aberdeen scouts share recipes using Girl Scout cookies

ABERDEEN – Girl Scout Troop 20900  has 30 members. Leaders are Alonda Smith, Latoya Anderson, Angie Word and Nina Betts. Assistant leaders are Annie Pargo, Mary H. McMillian, Charlene Whitfield and Amanda Vasser. The proceeds from the annual sale of Girl Scout cookies go towards the memberships, T-shirts, camp, supplies, uniforms, snacks and trips. The […]

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School district saves energy through Ameresco project

AMORY – At the Feb. 10 meeting of the Monroe County Board of Education, Super-intendent Scott Cantrell informed the board members that as a result of the Ameresco project, the district had energy savings of $83,000. The district contracted with Ameresco several years ago on a project that would ultimately save the district monies on […]

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First Methodist Church planning mission revitalization and outreach

AMORY – Approximately four months   ago, First United Methodist Church formed a team of lay people from its congregation to begin praying and discerning how their church might begin to engage their community in ministry in a new way. “As pastor, I believe strongly that the local church serves as an extension of God’s […]

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Salter talks educational funding, Mississippi State

AMORY – Sid Salter, director of Public  Affairs at Mississippi State University, was the guest speaker at the Amory Rotary Club’s Feb. 19 meeting. He was MSU’s National Alumnus of the Year in 2004 and has also been a Mississippi syndicated political columnist for more than 30 years. He shared with the group about Mississippi […]

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East Amory Elementary School Reading Fair a hit

AMORY – The annual East Amory Elementary School Media/Book Fair, held on Feb. 2, was a tremendous success with more than 200 students, plus parents and others attending the event. This year’s theme was “The Wizard of Oz.” The main display was a group of teachers, staff and parents who had dressed up as characters […]

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Gilmore Memorial to host wellness luncheon and fashion show

AMORY – Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center is sponsoring a Spring Wellness Luncheon and Fashion Show at noon on Thursday, March 5 at River Birch Place in Amory. The event will feature local women modeling the latest spring fashions from retailers in Amory and Aberdeen. This year’s emphasis will be on the importance of preventive […]

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Aberdeen Garden Club serves up delights for annual luncheon

ABERDEEN – The Aberdeen Garden  Club held its annual luncheon on Feb. 13 at Aberdeen First United Methodist Church. The luncheon is the club’s fundraising event, which supports a variety of projects benefitting downtown Aberdeen. The main project is filling the downtown flower pots with seasonal flowers. The club prepares lunch for approximately 200 people […]

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Students learn about non-traditional careers at the Amory Career Center

AMORY – Amory Career and Technical  Center hosted the annual Non-Traditional Career Awareness Day on Feb. 12. Students in STEM classes at the center heard a variety of speakers including nurse anesthetist Rick Gault; Becky Walton of Walton’s Nursery and Greenhouses; Javantae Ingram of WTVA News; Graham Powell of East Amory Elementary School; Jennifer Tomey […]

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Amory High School holds National Honor Society induction

AMORY – Amory High School’s 2015  National Honor Society Induction ceremony was held on Feb. 2, with 26 juniors and four seniors being inducted. The school has made some changes to its awards programs for this school year to prevent a conflict with state testing. The change from morning to evening will also benefit many […]

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