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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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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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The centurion, the family man, the legend: A look back at Moses Hardy’s life

WREN – Some people can claim to have raised a good family, some can claim health and longevity and some can claim service to their country, yet few can claim all three. One of those exceptions was Monroe County’s own Moses Hardy, who passed away in 2006. Hardy was born in 1894 and lived a […]

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Snow cream is a sweet and easy treat

It’s a rarity for Northeast Mississippi to face a snow storm. The sight of it is a treat for one of your senses, but with a  couple of easy ingredients, it can be a treat for your taste buds as well. Snow cream Ingredients 1 – 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk 3/4 cup […]

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Wintry precipitation arrives

As predicted, snow began to fall across areas in Monroe County midday Wednesday. All four school districts in the county canceled classes for the day ahead of the winter system. Several businesses, banks and government offices closed Wednesday as well due to the weather, which is expected to last throughout much the day.

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Dealing with the sting of high utility bills

ABERDEEN – Whether it be due to lifestyle or bitterly cold temperatures, electricity bills typically sore during the winter months. During the Feb. 17 board of aldermen meeting, Liza Jones of Lift, Inc. explained programs the organization has in place for those in dire need of assistance. Additionally, Safe, Inc., the Department of Human Services […]

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Citizens demand their voices be heard by government

ABERDEEN – A policy adopted by the board of aldermen last July regarding public comments at board meetings caught up with City Hall Feb. 17. While there wasn’t an empty seat inside the board room during the aldermen meeting, there were just as many citizens outside in the lobby. While there was disruptive chatter during […]

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Creative imagination and dreaming big helps put writer’s thoughts on the pages and on the screen

PRAIRIE – It’s about a 70 mile drive from Prairie to Oxford and an even longer stretch that somebody’s name from Prairie is as recognizable as somebody’s from Oxford in the literary world. Even though LT Gathings is still working towards his breakthrough piece of nonfiction, he is living out a dream. When Aberdeen Ford […]

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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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