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Kyle’s News And Reviews In Agriculture

It seems that we are back in rainy cycle at least for another week.  Last week we had over six inches of rain at the Multi-purpose Building in Coffeeville.  Any of you that have been out around the area have seen flood waters backed up on farm lands and pasture lands in the county.  I…

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Hill County Living

It’s a Wagner Week and in this letter one of John’s friends almost gets expelled from school for skipping a day of classes. What does one expect when you’re cohorts are named “Booth and Barrett?” Sounds like trouble. Other observations, I want to learn this Leap Year dance called “the German” and five callers in…

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Street Talk

This coming Saturday morning is the opening day of the Water Valley Farmers Market. Market manager Kevin Guyer has been working hard getting things lined up. On the grass and under the big magnolia will be 13 different marker vendors. It will be the biggest opening day in many years.  Singer Alanna Mosley, sponsored by…

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Betty’s Week

I was an early bird Wednesday morning and glad I was because John Beshears was picking up the Coffeeville Couriers that had been delivered along with our paper. I had left my van running with lights on, which I usually don’t do, so when the back door opened I expected one of our policemen to…

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Report To The People

House members worked through general bills last week to meet Thursday’s deadline for floor action on bills originating in our chamber. We were able to approve a number of measures that I believe will make a difference in our communities. One of these measures was House Bill 1363, which assures that funds provided to the…

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Betty’s Week

Weather and health continue to be the primary topics of conversations. The weather has certainly been, and continues to be a roller coaster.  Delivering paper on Wednesday morning I found the lightest weight long-sleeved shirt in the closet, and still had to push up my sleeves and sweat. Several  of the businesses had their doors…

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Betty’s Week

 With the end of deer season, traffic has slowed down at Dunn’s. Fishing must not be very good either—no boats or bait pails were there. Traffic has been pretty slow in the entire Valley—did visit with my garbage truck friends and saw a couple of school buses last Wednesday morning after delivering the papers.  Apparently…

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Street Talk

Last Friday’s Job Fair was a huge success. Not only were there more people looking to hire than imagined, but turnout of those looking for jobs was more than thought. Bob Tyler, the county head of the economic development, seemed temporarily pleased. I say temporarily because Bob is a guy who never seems really satisfied. …

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Look Back At Yalobusha History

10 Years—Jan. 19, 2009 – BorgWarner was in the middle of a crisis with the latest cuts. Joe Potts, a BorgWarner employee for 31 years, stated that he believes the local plant will survive the current economic down turn. Yalobusha County recorded its first homicide in 2009 after a Coffeeville man was shot. Herald reporter,…

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Hill Country Living

It’s a Wagner Week and this is a letter for Jessie’s friend Mary, who I think she met at Wellesley College. Mary wrote Jessie for many years and their friendship was extraordinarily close. Mary is a good writer and can describe a scene really well. She also loves unusual punctuation usage and breaks up a…

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