America’s great expectations

8/12/22

Magnolia.png

Daniel Gardner

Years ago I asked my students to take out a piece of paper and make a list of everything that the government was supposed to provide for us. I asked them not to write their names on the paper, but just make a list. This exercise is not original with me. A professor at a university in Florida did this years ago, and I was curious to learn what my students thought. I was also trying to help them find a good persuasive speech topic.

Most of the lists included items like national defense, infrast . . .

Armchair Ponderings
Is T-Ball to blame for this crime wave?

8/12/22

Magnolia.png

Guy Geller

Last week’s telephone conversation with a respected friend, who now lives in Arkansas, covered a number of topics. The prevalent subject was the inordinate rise in crime among the 15 to 30 years old demographic. Michael advanced a theory that it started the 1990s when all kids who were members of T-Ball leagues received a trophy, regardless of their ability. Everybody was a winner and no one was taught how to lose. The well-intentioned plan was to increase participation among that age group. Th . . .

Progress News

8/11/22

Magnolia.png

Aline Knippers

Mason Steele was baptized in the Bogue Chitto River this Sunday at 6:00 pm. A very dear family friend, Billy Morgan, baptized him. It was last minute planning in order to have his dad, Stoney, and Billy home at the same time. This was the perfect time so there was no time to announce it ahead of time. Mason, our great grandson, Claudette Steele’s grandson, Stoney and Kathy Jo’s son, is a sweet young man and we are so proud of him. They enjoyed food and cake at Stoney and Kathy Jo’s home. It wa . . .

Terry's Creek News

8/11/22

Magnolia.png

Catherine Brown

Ordinance of Baptism was held at the beginning of our morning service for Rose Roberts last Sunday. Then the Praise Team led in songs of Praise. Special music was by the choir “Redemption Draweth Nigh”. Bro. LaVerne Summerlin’s message was “The Life of the Believer: Part 2 from Acts 2:43-47. Was a wonderful day to have been in the House of our Lord.

Golden Ager for the week is Carey Ensminger, so remember him with a card, visit or call this week.
The Brotherhood Breakfast meeting w . . .

Twists & Turns:
Brainstorming in Bits and Pieces

8/11/22

Magnolia.png

Judy Causey Love

Sadly, nothing of any particular interest has happened to me lately that I consider worthy of your attention, so here are some random thoughts that have been invading my brain. Perhaps you can relate to some or all of them.

Have you ever had someone tell you they don’t eat beef tongue because it comes from a cow’s mouth? Well, give ‘em an egg.

If you have a spouse or partner who has said, “You used to hug on me a lot more, why did you stop?” It’s probably because they found the remote.

Ar . . .

Calling Plants by the Wrong Name

8/11/22

Magnolia.png

Felder Rushing

Gardeners dig in their heels quickly over cherished ideas, and quickly devolve into unending arguments over trivia.

Call me a flip-flopper but not a know-it-all; nearly forty years ago I resolved, in a journal note, to quickly and thoroughly research dependable new information, and be open to crow-eating “eureka” moments that rightfully change my outlook and recommendations.

But my mom taught me to not wade very deeply into minor issues like the “is it a fruit, or a vegetable” thing. Botan . . .

State’s Pine Belt Has So Many Culinary Jewels, It’s Hard to Pick Just One

8/11/22

Magnolia.png

Kara Kimbrough

Following up on my promise to share new “must try” restaurant dishes, it’s time to move a little further north from the Gulf Coast to the Pine Belt. Filled with close to 20 cities and towns offering a plethora of great restaurants, ranging from family-owned diners to fine dining, it’s hard to narrow down my favorites. However, it must be done and if your eatery didn’t make the list, drop me an email and I’ll include it in future columns.

As I mentioned last week, call first before heading out . . .

One... and done:
“Once-In-A-Lifetime” Events

8/11/22

Magnolia.png

Stanley Hartness

Okay… here’s the deal. I’m sure I’m not the only one whose ears perk up when we hear that something will be a “once-in-a-lifetime” event. So when I saw recently on Facebook (that paragon of information) that the Tau Herculid meteor shower (perhaps even upgrading it to a “storm”) occurring on May 31 would be one of those “once-in-a-lifetime”, I determined not to miss it.

In preparation for this momentous occasion, I learned that these meteors were generated during the 1995 break-up of periodic . . .

No Water and Sewer Bill Adjustments Noted for July

8/4/22

Magnolia.png

Terry Jackson

The August monthly City of Magnolia Board meeting was held on August 2, 2022, at 5:30pm in City Hall. Besides the normal business of the city being discussed there were several topics that needs to reporting. So here goes!

Mayor Witherspoon reported that “zero” Water and Sewer Billing adjustments or credits were applied or recorded for the month of July. As you recall in prior months, adjustments were as high as $50,000 for a single month.

In the current Magnolia City employee handbook par . . .

State Auditor Findings Lead to Arrest of Deputy Clerk
Hits Close to Home in Magnolia

8/4/22

Magnolia.png

Terry Jackson

In the past week former Natchez City Clerk Servia Fortenberry and deputy clerk Sevetrius Dillon were arrested Monday morning by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office after being indicted for embezzlement of City of Natchez funds.

Both Fortenberry and Dillon are accused of wiring payments to themselves from a city account without approval,” according to a statement from state Auditor Shad White. “The pair are also accused of claiming to work for the City of Natchez at the same time they we . . .

Terry's Creek News

8/4/22

Magnolia.png

Catherine Brown

Morning worship service opened with baptism service. Those who made a profession of faith and were baptized were Glenn and Elisa Wade, and Corey Roberts. Also we welcome Pamela Wade and Riley Crews by letter. So thankful to have you in our Church Family.

Our Guest last Sunday was Greg Sullivan who blessed our hearts with his wonderful music. A large number were in attendance to receive this blessing. After the music program, everyone gathered in the fellowship hall to enjoy a bountiful m . . .

State Auditor Findings Lead to Arrest of Deputy Clerk
Hits Close to Home in Magnolia

8/5/22

Magnolia.png

Terry Jackson

In the past week former Natchez City Clerk Servia Fortenberry and deputy clerk Sevetrius Dillon were arrested Monday morning by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office after being indicted for embezzlement of City of Natchez funds.

Both Fortenberry and Dillon are accused of wiring payments to themselves from a city account without approval,” according to a statement from state Auditor Shad White. “The pair are also accused of claiming to work for the City of Natchez at the same time they we . . .