Panola People

A big hunk o’ love

Virginia Murphree (left) pieced the quilt designed and embroidered by Patsy Maxey (right) in a tribute to Elvis Presley, straight from Patsy’s heart. The Panolian photos by Rita Howell By Rita Howell With her own passion for everything Elvis, and with help from her fellow Teasdale Quilters, Patsy Maxey has created a striking quilt that…

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Moving on… but not leaving friends behind

By Peggy Walker It’s time for a change.  Seasons change, months change, weather changes, time changes, people change and circumstances change. And DW and I are about to make a big change.  It probably won’t come as a surprise to you, you may have even heard.  We’re moving to Jackson, Tenn.! It’s a good change…

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It’s Friday

Make your bed and sleep well I made my bed this morning. Most mornings I do…eventually, but not usually as soon as I get up.  Coffee first.  And I often have this temptation (DW calls it a hallucination) of jumping back in bed and spending the morning just napping, but that’s not ever happened.  So…

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It’s Friday

Labor Day offers chance to enjoy last sip of summer This is the pinnacle of the year, the climax. The beginning of school, the end of summer, a forecast of fall, the kickoff of SEC football, weekends of tailgating, plus the 3 remaining holidays all converge on this one weekend. Add a devastating hurricane and…

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When in doubt, ask a ‘local’ for dinner direction

When in doubt, ask a ‘local’ for dinner direction For the second time, I didn’t get to stay in the famous Martha Washington Inn at Abingdon, Virginia. DW and I had stopped in that historic town, barely over the Tennessee line, for the night several years ago. Then I didn’t know about The Martha, as…

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Find fixings for supper at Farmers Market

Mexican Stuffed Peppers 1 pound ground round 1 small white onion, chopped 3 tablespoons taco seasoning mix 1 ½ cups water, divided 1 small tomato, chopped ½ cup instant white rice, uncooked 4 medium sized red bell peppers ½ cup chunky medium salsa 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided Heat oven to 400 degrees.…

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Explorer’s Bible Study classes will begin study of Matthew

Explorer’s Bible Study begins August 22 and 24, with three class times available for this year’s new study of the Gospel of Matthew, written by local teacher/author Marni McKenzie. The interdenominational classes meet during the school year, with the evening class beginning Tuesday, August 22, 7-8:15 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall of Batesville First United…

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Efforts under way for Coats 4 Kidz

by Rita Howell After distributing 731 new coats last year to needy children in Panola and five other North Mississippi counties, Linda Keys has a new goal for 2017: “double it.” Keys, founder of Mississippi Coats 4 Kidz, has a willing partner in Batesville businessman Norm Cote, who helped with last year’s efforts, enlisting the…

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Scouts recount adventures from travels and Jamboree

by John Howell The July trip that took five members of Batesville Boy Scout Troop 478 to the National Jamboree in West Virginia last month was the culmination of travels and adventures that covered over 4,700 miles during the last two years. The Scouts and their leaders have participated in traditional Scout camps like Kia…

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