Letters to the Editor

Moving To The Valley For Retirement Did Not Disappoint

Dear Editor: After buying land in Water Valley almost twenty years ago for an eventual retirement, my husband and I were prepared to move to a small quiet Mississippi town. Living within the city limits, but across the highway, we are not disappointed.   We are also not disappointed coming into town. My husband’s early…

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Yalobusha Residents Helped Spread Joy Across The World With Shoeboxes

Dear Editor: I am writing to thank Yalobusha County residents for spreading joy to children around the world this Christmas. Through the generosity of the Yalobusha County community, the Northwest Mississippi Area Team was able to collect 22,900 shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s larger Christmas project of its kind. Yalobusha County volunteers…

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Flowers Are Missing From Grave Again

Dear Editor, It is with a heavy heart that I am writing this letter. My mother died on Jan. 30, 2016, and was laid to rest in Oak Hill Cemetery. In find comfort in visiting and often take flowers as a token of my love. On Dec. 7  I journeyed there to find that grave…

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Older Generation Should Teach Youth

Letter to Editor: Self Conflicts    Sometimes people hear only what they want to hear, some people see what they want to see, and they  believe in what they want to believe. Too many people trust in self and not God.    Let us always consider that our children are our future; without them there…

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Next Mayor Should Support All Citizens

Dear Editor, Recently, a reader who “doesn’t know me” questioned why I was speaking out on civic issues.  While I did not grow up in Water Valley, my family has been in this area since the mid-1800’s.  My maternal grandparents taught school for years in Taylor and one of my great aunts taught here in…

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Some Women Are Not ‘Victims’ In Sexual Advances

To the editor: Before we drag all the men out to the city gates and stone them  for their sins, let’s step outside the politically correct box and make a stab at being fair. Some women learn early on that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar and apply that old axiom to the…

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Simmering Issues Emerge In Mayor’s Race

To the Editor:    Our mayoral race is bringing out simmering issues, as it should I guess.    We citizens who on one hand may prefer Water Valley to be an increasingly expensive mini-Oxford, while  others would build walls all around us and expel those they would deem unworthy. Not surprising this is a good…

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