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Betty’s Week

Recently due to illness, inclement weather, and a cyberspace disappearance I’ve missed several columns. Thanks to Jim and Jimmie for supplying a couple of replacements and David for filling the space for the others. I’m still very weak today, but hopefully I’ll get a bit of news for you. On a recent doctor’s visit and…

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Dave’s World

I hate to report it, but my green thumb isn’t looking too green this year. For the last few years I have enjoyed (for the most part) a little gardening time. For years my father-in-law provided fresh bounty from the soil, but as he is past 90 now his effort is limited to a few…

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Hill Country Living

It’s a Wagner Week from matriarch Maria, Queen of Negativity and the Run-on Sentence. I’ve edited out parts of this letter to save space, but we get an exciting event at the mill and a mention of my favorite character Frank. He is a horse who I thought for many years was a human. You…

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Inside The Blue And White

As the end of the school year gets closer, I think it is important to see how the seniors of the 2022 Water Valley High School (WVHS) graduating class feel about their time as a Blue Devil. So, this article is for them to let you in on a portion of their senior year and…

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Hill Country Living

You know what I think we need? A few more days of rain. What seems like weeks on end of thunderstorms is just not enough. Let’s make it a whole month. Or even a year! Why not? In fact, let’s go ahead and become an aquatic species.  By the time this column is published I’m…

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Betty’s Week

This has not been a good week for the Kilgore clan. We were able to enjoy a family gathering for Sunday lunch, even with all the various ailments our clan is facing. Rance was able to come as were Bo and Carolyn. Bo had surgery last Tuesday to replace his right shoulder. All went well…

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Inside The Blue And White

This week was filled with a ton of events. I felt like every day at school was insane because so many students were out for sports or competitions. The hallways even felt different with so few students walking them. However, the lack of students at school this week was a good thing because it meant…

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Betty’s Week

Last week our Sunday  lunch saw a larger family gathering than usual. Great-niece Caroline had arrived for the weekend on Friday, bringing her trusty Nerf gun for Cade’s birthday party. Saw very little of her as she came in with her Uncle David and went straight to the farm where they were getting  ready for…

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Floor Action By The House Includes Passage Of Key Revenue Bills

We passed another important deadline last week. February 23 was the deadline for original floor action on revenue bills passed by the House Committees on Appropriations and Ways and Means. I serve on the Ways and Means Committee. Ways and Means deals with measures that will provide income to the state. Appropriations decides how that…

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Tillatoba News

I hope all of you readers had a wonderful Valentines Day, filled with love, flowers  and candy! Love and sympathy to the James Louis Blount family of Grenada. James Louis passed away Friday, Feb. 11 and was laid to rest Monday. I had the pleasure of meeting James Louis back in the late fifties. He married…

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