Panola People

Father/son Fishing

  Mac Manning shows off his catch with his dad Bill Manning at the Caravan’s fish pond in Enid. Hosanna Family Worship Center hosted the father/son fishing day last weekend with many father/son duos attending, including step-fathers, fathers-in-law, and church fathers. A good time was had by all. Photo submitted by Hillari Cobb

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Library Summer Reading Program kicks off

Last Friday, Batesville Public Library held its sign up for the summer reading program, Rock Out! Youth Specialist Amanda Tutor (left) helps new signee Destinee Henderson to pick out a free book. More photos can be found in the photo gallery under the photos link. The Panolian photos by Myra Bean

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Can like you mean it by Peggy Walker

A friend sent DW home with a small load of cucumbers last night.  Our (really DW’s) garden is small this year with only tomatoes, eggplant, and bell peppers, so we’ll be searching out fresh produce at the local farmer’s market for canning and eating.  My stock of home canned goods is getting rather low. I…

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It’s Friday

Plant sales reserved first Saturday in May The first Saturday in May is the date for the University of Tennessee Area Extension Center’s Annual Plant Sale. DW, Mack and I went in the rain. I’d been looking forward to it for months. We got up early, forgoing our normal breakfast of pancakes, to Mack’s dismay,…

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It’s Friday

How’s your momma and them? This is the Friday before Mother’s Day and the weekend to call, visit, love, hug, laugh, praise, reminisce, thank, and even cry. It’s okay, even right. Thoughts of all the mothers in our lives evoke many emotions and reflections. There are many that come to mind today so I have…

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It’s Friday

Seeing lessons from the sidelines DW and I have been spending Saturday mornings at the soccer field. Our boys didn’t play soccer, I don’t even remember this game of “football” even being an option. They started with tee-ball and progressed to little league. But whatever the game, team sports are fun and teach valuable lessons.…

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It’s Friday

Easter traditions and well-chosen sides on the menu For your Easter brunch, lunch, or dinner I have a few suggestions to finish out your menu.  We’ll be having lunch at dear Laura’s house in Jackson, a tradition that she and Nicholas started for our family and which she and Mack continue.  They’ll be setting the…

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It’s Friday

Search on for Easter dresses and Eggs Spring, I sure hope you show up for Easter next weekend. I want a new flowery Easter dress. I haven’t purchased one in a while, so I thought this year would be a good time to add a new Sunday dress to my little wardrobe. And we’ll be…

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It’s Friday

Memories made of radishes from grand’s garden One of my favorite cross-stitched projects was a sampler entitled “Grandmother’s Soup.” I had it framed and it hung for years in my other house.  It depicted a recipe in the middle with vegetables all around. What I loved the most about it was the bunch of radishes, though not…

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Job Corps trains workforce

Job Corps trains workforce Part 1: Careers Available By Ashley Crutcher The Finch-Henry Job Corps Center is a world all its own providing quality workforce skills for which local employers are looking. The Job Corps provides a lot of opportunities for youth to further their education or develop a skill into a career. “I’m always…

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