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Boxing match puts locals on the ropes with different experiences

ABERDEEN – Growing up, Henry   Hammack and his family spent other ways to bond than in front of a television screen since they didn’t own one at the time. However, he remembers a time when Friday night fights helped him and his father, Claude, connect on a different level. “Dad was a boxing fan, […]

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Amory Main Street member wins statewide honor

AMORY – During the Mississippi Main   Street Awards, held June 18 in Jackson, Amory Main Street went down with 10 representatives and came back with bragging rights. For its exterior building rehabilitation, Edward Jones won the Best Facade Rehabilitation Under $10,000 Award. This award recognizes the best single façade renovation project under $10,000 that […]

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Recipes are not yo’ mama’s homemade ice cream

Growing up, we always had homemade   ice cream during the summer months. A favorite of mine was vanilla made with a can of fruit cocktail, drained and mixed in with it. I can still see and taste it all these many years later. While I loved homemade ice cream, but I did not like […]

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Wren nonprofit empowering youth with education and culture

WREN – Empowered for Life founder    Martisa Braylock remembers a childhood of hanging out; learning lessons; being inspired by volunteers Angela Smith and Kimberly Hogan-Bailey; and volunteering herself at the now closed Lyda J. Davis Wren Child Development Center. Aside from attending college and serving time in the military, Wren has been her home […]

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Rescue group seeks people to foster, adopt and volunteer

By Bonnie Ramsey Vice-President of Magnolia Angels Animal Rescue. For the Monroe Journal I am writing to appeal to the public for their assistance with the death row animals we have to face every day. Although we have received an extension from a five-day hold to 35 days for the Monroe County Shelter animals, sometimes […]

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Military career puts extra fight in Amory’s native’s bout with cancer

AMORY – For 1989 Amory High  School graduate Scott Addington, discipline is a lasting attribute his youth didn’t leave. That started to change after he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on Sept. 18 of that year, which was the branch’s 42nd birthday. At age 44 now, a lot has changed in Chief Master Sgt. […]

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Barn sketch gives student a spot in upcoming Farm Bureau calendar

ABERDEEN – Shivers Middle School rising eighth-grader Chanceler Broyles spent about two hours all together sketching a barn scene with a no. 2 pencil that will live on throughout 2016 in the Farm Bureau Federation’s calendar. Each of the state’s 82 counties submitted the artwork of one candidate from the fourth to 12th grade, and […]

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South Monroe County entities awarded grants for annual awards ceremony

ABERDEEN – Several organizations shared in approximately $7,000 worth of grant money awarded June 11 by the South Monroe County Community Fund. “The South Monroe County foundation is really there to help where it’s needed, but our focus in the past few years has been youth,” said foundation representative Kathy Seymour. The SMCCF operates through […]

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Young’s career in culinary arts influenced by her mother

AMORY – Growing up Dianne Grisham Young saw her mother sew clothes draperies, do needlework and cook all kinds of good foods. “After my dad got out of the service, he went to Ole Miss Pharmacy School on the GI Bill,” said Young. “They got one check the first of the month, and my mother […]

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