Panola People

Peaches voted #1

Peaches voted #1 It almost seems wrong to say that I like peaches better than watermelon, but I think I do. Oh, but don’t get me wrong, I do love watermelon, a good one.  But the taste of peaches just gets all over my mouth!  And there’s only one seed….I especially like peaches warm, right…

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It’s Friday

Writer’s words preserve memory of time and place Dated November 18, 1995, on a Saturday evening, my mother-in-law, Irene Walker, wrote: It’s the author coming out in me. I think I just want to hold on to a memory…the feeling is wonderful…tired, peaceful and quiet. I drove out to the ole home place to look…

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Choice words describe family trip to beach

Choice words describe family trip to beach Trepidation is the word that kept coming to mind as I watched Emree cling to her daddy.  It was her first trip to the beach and she wasn’t liking the sand, nor the water.  It was with much anxiety and apprehension that she first let us put her…

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Week marred by pageant miscue, critter mischief

Week marred by pageant miscue, critter mischief By Rita Howell First things first: Peggy Walker is taking a break today and will return next week. Now, full disclosure: When we published a news story on our front page Tuesday announcing that Charley Ann Nix is in Vicksburg this week competing in the Miss Mississippi pageant,…

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Saluting our unique dads

Saluting our unique dads My grandfather Mack was tall (6’5” as a matter of fact) and slim with a great sense of humor.  His professional baseball career was cut short by WWI but he lived to tell about it and came back to Mississippi to farm, raise 5 children with my grandmother Annie Valentine, and…

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Water Safety Week

Water Safety Week By Ashley Crutcher Most parents don’t know drowning is one of the leading causes of death in children 15-years old and younger, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Twenty youth of Panola County were offered free swimming lessons this past week after numerous donations were made to the cause. Andrea Rose…

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It’s Friday

Books introduce new friends with fur and feathers Allow me to introduce a few new acquaintances of mine to you. Some are quite the characters but all are worth getting to know.  Each is very unique in his or her own special way.  I think you’ll like my new friends and want to invite them…

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Neighborhood libraries

Neighborhood libraries By Rita Howell Maybe you’ve seen the purple wooden boxes outside two local businesses. They are actually cabinets filled with books. And there’s no lock on them. In fact, readers are encouraged to take a book, or leave a book to share. (There’s no slot to slide in payment, either.) They’re Little Free…

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It’s Friday

No need to fear avocado; making guac is super easy Holy guacamole: it’s so good and there’s not much to making it, mainly getting over your fear of the avocado.  I’d say the second of June is a good day to learn how.  If you’re already a pro at this, just skip this part (but…

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Love Joy Cemetery Monument Dedication

Love Joy Cemetery Monument Dedication By Ashley Crutcher Love Joy Church in the southeastern corner of Panola County has sat alongside a cemetery without an official name since the church was established in 1884. But that has all changed after a monument was placed naming the cemetery “The Love Joy Cemetery.” The stone was dedicated…

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