Herald Columnists

Street Talk

It is officially summer and at the Farmers Market produce is coming in strong. Have you had your first vine-ripened tomato sandwich yet this year? If not, you should go early to the Farmers Market this Saturday, it is going on from 9 to noon in Railroad Park. There’s plenty of just picked prime produce…

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Betty’s Week

Received a  note from long-time friend, Camille Fly Dautrich, and her husband, Barry, last week, updating the status of ferries in Arkansas. Camille writes: “It’s Camille Fly Dautrich, and I was reading your column from May 23 (I’m always a bit behind) and I had to  laugh when I read that the last of the…

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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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Kyle’s News And Reviews

Last week I was out one afternoon visiting with a farmer, he told me that they were itching to get back into the field and start spraying some burndown for the upcoming year.  He complained that everything was so wet that he didn’t know when they would be able to get into the fields.  …

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Street Talk

This Friday the 15th there is a job fair hosted by the Yalobusha Economic Development District. It will be at the First Baptist Church Activity Center at 801 North Main Street. Bring yourself and plenty of resumes and be ready to interview. Major regional employers will be there from 9 a.m. to 1 pm. and…

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