Herald Columnists

Betty’s Week

It’s son Jim filling in again for mother this week. She’s had another fairly peaceful week all in all. The best news is that she’s had another CA-125 test (for the cancer markers) and her numbers are down significantly, which indicates the chemotherapy is doing its job. Mother also had another PET scan this week,…

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Verizon Service Spotty At Best In WV Area

As a touring musician, I’ve had Verizon service for years because it seems to work well everywhere I go, including extensive travels in Europe, Mexico, and the very deep wilds of rural Canada, north of Toronto. In Water Valley, however, and particularly in the outlying areas of the county, Verizon cell phone service has been…

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Don’t Forget The Pass Words And Grips

It’s a Wagner Week for the Wagner Week fans out there. All 10 of us! I love when I get a letter from a Wagner sibling to another Wagner sibling. Here’s one from John Henry to little brother George, who’s off at Cornell in Ithica, N.Y. Here John pays his second wife Evelyn a compliment…

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Survey Input Needed To Help Drive The Local Water Valley Economy

Your Main Street Association needs your input, knowledge and daily life experience to help us drive the local Water Valley economy. Working with Dr. Rachael Carter of Mississippi State University, we have designed a locally focused economic survey to gauge how people here shop and spend. We did something like this a bit over a…

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Betty’s Week

On April 7, I transferred from my home to my second home in Pope with my sister Jimmie and her husband, Bill. I’ll most likely be here through the next week or so. After my fall last week Sunday, I was not quite able to maneuver by myself without a walker, so we developed a…

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Martha Makes Quick Trip To Texas To Visit Her Family

I am so proud of my great-grandson, Bradley Fred Holliday, for making the superintendent’s list. He had breakfast with the superintendent Tuesday morning and was so excited. Joyce Stevens went for a scan Monday morning. Prayers that she will get a good report. Richard Beck has moved from Tillatoba to Pontotoc after taking a job…

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Easter Was Our First Vaccinated Holiday

It’s the morning after Easter as I write this; and while I scrolled through social media earlier I noticed that Easter is on trend now. It’s very in-style to be into Easter this year! Now, I realize Easter’s been a pretty big deal for a lot of y’all for a good long while, but I’m…

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Betty’s Week

Pope Station and Oxford Baptist Hospital: Well, it’s been an eventful “Betty’s Week.” This is son Jim taking dictation for Mrs. Betty. Mother has been convalescing with the Coles in Pope over the past week or so, but on Sunday she experienced shortness of breath and rushed to the emergency room with blood clots in…

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Green Grass And Beautiful Daffodils Make Your Heart Smile

I’m telling you the truth, I could lose a crop with this beautiful weather blessing us here in Tillatoba. Marissa Leachman, who works as a waitress,  dishwasher and counter clerk at the Tillatoba Truck Stop was declared employee of the month! Congratulations, Rissa! Martha Box had a great little lunch meeting at Spencer’s in Grenada…

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