Letters to the Editor

2018 Is A Busy Election Year In The State

Dear Editor: With the alderman-at-large run-off this week, Water Valley should be through with elections for a little while. However, since this is an even-numbered year, there will be congressional elections all across the country on November 6. Representatives are elected for two-year terms; all 435 will be elected to serve in 2019 and 2020.…

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Low-Down Thief Steals Flowers, Vase From Graves At Cemetery

To The Editor:    My dad (Hubert Clark) passed away in 1990, my niece ( Dee Dee Hollister) in 2002, and my mother (Oneil Clark Johnston) in 2016. They were buried in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens on Old Highway 7 South from Water Valley. I have kept flowers on these graves year around, for every season…

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Bell Extends Gratitude For Folks Who Encouraged Him To Run

Letter to the Editor:    I would like to thank all the people who called and/or contacted me asking me to run for “Alderman-at-Large.” I can assure all that I thought about and prayed a lot over the situation and finally determined that I did not think I was qualified to assume the job of…

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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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