Herald Columnists

Read Food Labels To Identify Healthiest Foods

Reading food labels is the best way to purchase the healthiest foods for you and your family. Unfortunately, many people find it difficult, confusing, and even overwhelming to sort through the nutrition facts label. Food manufacturers often highlight health and nutrition on the front of packaging, ostensibly to make it easier for consumers to make…

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Homecoming Service Planned At Tillatoba Baptist Church Sunday

Homecoming at Tillatoba Baptist Church is Sunday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. Brother Ted Darby will bring our message. Due to remodeling in our sanctuary, worship will be in the fellowship hall.  No meal will be provided and the church family request to please wear a mask. Congratulations to Presley McMillian, who won first place…

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Lose Our History And We Lose Our Future

I was 14 years old in 1957 when the Russians launched Sputnik, the world’s first successful satellite, and I well remember the fervor that event generated in this country.  There was sudden fear that we were lagging behind our most menacing adversary. At the time, the fear certainly seemed justified since it was just the…

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Old Match Trick Would Have Been Welcomed

It’s a Wagner Week and here’s a letter to Ed from Minnie. I don’t know what the Peace Institute is and the letter didn’t have an envelope, so I couldn’t determined from what post office it was mailed. So that remains a mystery to me. I do know that Minnie’s fortune-telling match trick is something…

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Hope Remains For Passage Of HTC-GO Bill

Last week’s column was on federal and state historic tax credits (HTC). The HTCs are important as they have been and are currently being used in Water Valley to fix the most abandoned of our downtown buildings. It is no stretch to say that without these federal and state credits, those buildings would have remained…

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Betty’s Week

Beginning my day last Wednesday morning was very unusual—no traffic at all at the 315/7 By-Pass and only a few cars on Main Street. First stop to drop off papers, which is at Sprint Mart, found only one customer pumping gas and no one  in the store (usually there are several customers). At Larson’s those…

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Youngs Welcome Beautiful Baby Girl

Happy belated birthday to two of our local young men, David Robinson celebrated on September 9, and Tray Pegram celebrated Saturday, September 12. I hope you boys had a good birthday. Friday, daughter Donna and I, along with grandson, Bradley Holliday, went to Batesville and shopped. On our way home, we stopped in Pope at…

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Pandemic Has Accelerated Economic Shifts

It is the economy. You can fill in the next word. We are six months in a historic economic crisis. From February to April, the country’s unemployment rate shot up from under four percent to 15 percent. It has since declined to roughly 10 percent – about what it was at its peak during the…

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Grandma Young Was Missing John In 1881

It’s a Wagner Week and I dedicate this letter to all the grandparents who haven’t gotten to see their grandkids in a while due to the pandemic. Grandma Young thinks parts of the South are slow to move past the war because it’s been 20 years past. Lady, that ain’t nothing! If you only knew…

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