Talk of the Valley

Jeff’s God Is Howell’s Latest Book

FREDERICK, MD May 20, 2009 — PublishAmerica is proud to present Jeff’s God by Hershel B. Howell. Mr. Howell’s novel is of the Civil War era – the Battle of Shiloh, Oxford, Mississippi, The University of Mississippi, and the small river town of Wyatt, located on the Tallahatchie River about twelve miles north of Oxford.…

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Holloway’s Homemade Crosses Are Scattered Across The Globe

Don Holloway never sold his handmade crosses but he’s given away too many to count. His crosses are scattered across the globe. Distributed by Don and friends on trips and missions, the small Christian symbols are worn as necklaces or used as key holders. Initially, Don used cedar from the Christmas tree decorating the sanctuary…

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After Six Decades, Cox Continues To Repair Sewing Machines

By Jack GurnerReporter WATER VALLEY – Ray Cox started out to be a photographer. But, a lack of film right after World War II led him down another career path. That was a fortunate turn of events for generations of seamstresses who have relied on Cox’s self-taught skills to repair their sewing machines. Cox developed…

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Woodworker, Gardener Create Fabulous Garden

By Lucia HollowayContributing Writer   When a talented woodworker joined forces with an avid gardener, they created an explosion of color in their landscape, along with spots to sit and enjoy the view. Their latest project, a deck that cantilevers over a 15-foot embankment, evolved as they built. Feeling that the deck did not measure…

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Davidson Teacher Learns Japanese Cultures During Visit

By Lucia HollowayContributing Writer   Contrasts in Japanese and U.S. Schools were an eye-opener for Water Valley First Grade Teacher Becky York, one of two Mississippians receiving a Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program Scholarship last fall.   Three weeks of culture, food, and sites in Japan stimulated the 200 U.S. teachers. “I learned that Japanese…

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Former Water Vallian Chairs Massachusetts Fundraiser

A former resident of Water Valley and a cancer survivor was named chair of this year’s North Shore Medical Center Cancer WALK, which took place June 22 in Salem, Mass.     Jennifer Cofer Flanagan, the daughter of the late Judge and Mrs. Kermit Kofer, chaired the largest single-day, annual fundraising event on the North Shore…

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A 1968 Move To Water Valley Was A Fit For Railroading Family

By Lucia HollowayContributing Writer  For a lady just past 98, Antoinette Edrington is a remarkable study. As she makes her rounds of stores, the bank, and the post office, she still drives her green 1970 Ford Fairlane. At each place, she greets clerks and owners by name, asks about their family members, and knows much…

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