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Three Aberdeen graduates served by new scholarship

ABERDEEN – Three Aberdeen High  School Class of 2015 graduates benefited from scholarships through Aberdeen on Wheels that will help with college expenses. “I set it up for my alma mater. I graduated from Aberdeen, and I wanted to serve home first. From when I started out to now, I’ve been wanting to help out,” […]

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River Bend cooks feed multitude

ATHENS – River Bend Baptist Church   hosted the monthly Monroe County Baptist Association Senior Adult luncheon on July 9. Jo Ann Plunkett and Janice McMinn did the menu for the luncheon. ”We were so blessed with so many from our church that wanted to help with the luncheon. It took everyone working to together […]

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Greenwood Springs student recipient of coveted Centennial scholarship to MUW

For the Monroe Journal COLUMBUS – Leanna Hayes of  Greenwood Springs was recently accepted into the Ina E. Gordy Honors College and offered a full-tuition scholarship to attend Mississippi University for Women. The competitive Centennial scholarship is only awarded to 10 students every year. To be considered for the scholarship, interested individuals participate in either […]

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City intervenes regarding condition of Oddfellows East Cemetery

ABERDEEN – The board of aldermen  voted unanimously July 7 to adjudicate Oddfellows East Cemetery, putting a Band-Aid on a sore that’s rubbed on the nerves of several community members for the better part of a decade. “Eye soar? That’s what you want me to call it? An eye soar? It’s a disgrace,” said Helen […]

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Wrap it up: Sandwiches blend a tasty snack or meal

In the 1990s, wraps became popular as  a new form of sandwiches. The sandwiches are traditional, but the bread is different. It is thought that it probably came from California as something similar to the Tex-Mex burrito. For the wrap, any type of flat bread can be used. Flavored tortillas, split pita bread or sturdy […]

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Becker student wins national honor

By JOHN H. WARD /For the Monroe  Journal BECKER – More than 1,600 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Chicago recently to “Step Up to the Challenge” as they showcased their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win more than $81,000 in cash awards. Future Business Leaders […]

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Pioneer welcomes familiar face as its new administrator

ABERDEEN – For Pioneer Community   Hospital Chief Executive Officer Chris Chandler, there wasn’t much of a learning curve when he assumed his new job title in June. The former Pioneer Health Services corporate services director and Choctaw Community Hospital chief nursing officer has had a presence at the Aberdeen hospital for the past five […]

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Amory turns out to show its patriotic pride

AMORY – Last Friday’s rain could not   stop the city from celebrating the 4th on the 3rd, but it did force organizers and residents to take a different approach to the festivities. “We planned this celebration for Independence Day, and we’ve accomplished that because, even in the rain, there is a great turnout,” said […]

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Weather radios for seniors made possible by MCSO

ABERDEEN – In its second year of doing so, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office gave away weather radios to senior citizens thanks to a grant from the Mississippi Leadership Council on Aging. “We started researching about grants when we formed our senior citizens council, and found out we could do things like this,” said Sheriff […]

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