Felder’s Digging Fork

11/5/22

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Felder Rushing

Digging in the dirt for me has deep mental and philosophical connotations.

As we physically turn it over we wipe clean a once-burgeoning cornucopia of shapes, color, flavors, fragrances, and butterflies, into a bare slate of possibilities. And hope.

That’s what I’ve been doing all week, pulling up faded pea vines, zinnias, and crabgrass, stirring the root-filled earth to mix old mulch deep down to loosen and enrich the soil, and raking it smooth to ready it for seeds and transplants of c . . .

Armchair Ponderings
Daylight savings or midterms?

11/6/22

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Guy Geller

This Sunday will mark the end of Daylight-saving Time, falling back to Standard Time; with next Tuesday ushering in the much-touted midterm elections throughout the country.

All of the hullabaloo about who is going to win the election; will Democrats lose the House of Representatives, and will Republicans win the Senate? What’s the real difference? I can get a lecture from either side on the benefits of voting for elephants or donkeys, a win from either case won’t bring back the country some . . .

David Lee Brewer, County Judge Candidate,
Speaks with the Magnolia Gazette

11/3/22

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Pike County Attorney and Candidate for County Court Judge, David Lee Brewer stopped by the office. Brewer, a Pike County native, seeks election as Pike County Judge with 17 years experience as a prosecutor as well as a wealth of experience at every level of the judicial system throughout his 21 year practice.

County Courts hear misdemeanor criminal prosecutions and civil lawsuits. They also hear appeals from Justice and Municipal courts, eminent domain cases and certain cases from Circuit an . . .

Progress News

11/7/22

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Aline Knippers

Today was a good day at church. Gene wasn’t feeling too well today but pushed himself to go. We love our church and the opportunity to worship there. We miss going to Prayer Meeting and Progress BC Bible Study on Wednesday evenings at 6 pm with leader Joseph Fortenberry.

Bro. Dan preached from Romans 1:18-25 on sin. It was a very good message. Rev. Connor (son of Howard and the late Shirley Alford of Progress) and Erin Alford have moved from McLaurin Heights BC where he was Senior pastor to V . . .

Terry’s Creek News

11/4/22

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Catherine Brown

We had a guest singer sharing in music with us last Sunday. Nikki Lynch did such a beautiful job as she blessed us with her beautiful voice. Thank you Nikki!!

Then after the morning service everyone enjoyed a covered dish luncheon.

Sunday night was a large crowd of children and adults gathered to enjoy Trunk or Treat. Then afterwards, a hayride was enjoyed.

Our hearts were saddened in the loss of one of our Church members, Gayle Wilson, who went to her Heavenly Home last Wednesday. Ser . . .

South Pike High School:
50th Class Reunion

11/3/22

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Judy Causey Love

The South Pike High School Class of 1972 celebrated a two-day reunion October 21-22 and spent time together reminiscing, eating, watching football and retelling stories. Many classmates plus their spouses and friends, arrived in Pike County from as far away as Nevada, Arizona and Kentucky to enjoy seeing one another and catching up after many years apart.

The first night a meal was held at Mr. Whiskers out from McComb. The second night, they gathered again at ‘The Barn’, a beautiful event ce . . .

Making Your Own Broth is Not as Weird as it Sounds

10/29/22

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Kara Kimbrough

The following 2 sentences by Andrew Zimmern, acclaimed TV chef and creator of many other culinary-related endeavors caused me to backtrack and reread it:

“I don’t think there is a more soul satisfying meal than Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes smothered in homemade beef gravy. I like to brown the meatballs in butter first, before finishing them in the oven with a little chicken stock so they stay nice and moist.”

Come on…if that doesn’t immediately conjure up a vision of a plate of c . . .

Felder’s Winter Salad Greens

10/29/22

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Felder Rushing

I’m doing something fun, surprisingly easy, colorful, and nutritious for winter that I would have never dreamt of while growing up: sprouting beautiful salads. In pots.

As a kid, the closest I came to eating green stuff was during special holiday meals when Granny would nest half a canned pear on a single leaf of lettuce and topped it with a dollop of Miracle Whip, shredded cheese, and half a red grape as a faux cherry. But TBH the leaf lettuce she used tasted like water.

One of my most poi . . .

Do all questions have answers?

10/29/22

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Guy Geller

The question of the day! Will today’s government pay off a portion of 43 million college loans to insure a vote for the blue party? The average, college loan debt balance came out at $37,667. Surprisingly only 2% or somewhat less of private debt enter default. This would indicate that responsible people are honoring their debts; not requiring government assistance.

Parents who either honor their child’s desire or convince them to attend “blue Chip” universities instead of a state college are . . .

Osyka Fire Department Visits Osyka Elementary School

10/28/22

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OSYKA FIRE DEPARTMENT VISITS STUDENTS AT OES-- The Osyka Fire Department visited Osyka Elementary School for Fire Safety Week. The firemen gave an informative presentation to students in PreK-2nd grade. Pictured from left to right, Gerald Griffith, Luther Terrell, Kelly Durham, Ja’Niyah Carter, Irie Williams, Destan Histand, Jasper Gatlin, Latosha Richardson, teacher, and Jeanell Preston, co-teacher. . . .

McComb’s Stunning Retail Growth is Good News for Mississippi’s Camellia City

10/27/22

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Mac Gordon

Few cities in Mississippi have enjoyed business growth in 2022 like that in McComb, my hometown.

Several recent new store openings, including an upmarket grocery and the arrival soon of the one fast-food franchise many cities covet the most - Chick-fil-A - have given the “Camellia City of America” and “Home of the Lighted Azalea Trail” recharged momentum.

Some of the best news in the environs of McComb and Pike County is Amtrak’s renewal of full service aboard one of the country’s most cele . . .

Progress News

10/22/22

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Aline Knippers

We give praise to our Lord and Savior! We were able to go to church this Sunday morning. It was so good to see our friends and we got hugs from all of them. What a Joy! I can’t describe the feeling of walking (with a lot of help from our precious children) into our beautiful church and worshiping God.

This month is Pastor appreciation month and we do appreciate all that Bro. Dan does for us. He was given a monetary gift last week.

Bro. Dan preached, from Acts 3, a beautiful message of Pet . . .

11/5/22