St. Nicholas Treasure Chest registration next week

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Christmas will be here before we know it, and All Saints Episcopal Church is gearing up for the annual St. Nicholas’ Treasure Chest, which helps provide toys to children whose families are experiencing financial hardships. Parents and guardians interested in enrolling children ages 3-11, may do so starting Monday, Nov.…

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Glenda Nielsen Milan

Glenda Nielsen Milam Funeral services for Glenda Nielsen Milam, 75, of Grenada, are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Mortimer National Funeral Home Chapel in Grenada. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada. Visitation is Wednesday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Mortimer National Funeral Home. Glenda died Monday, Nov. 5, 2018,…

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Tuesday is election day; big turnout expected

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   Today is Election Day, and if the absentee voting numbers are any indication of the expected turnout, voters could possibly set a record. At the end of Saturday’s final day of absentee voting, Grenada County Circuit Clerk Michele Redditt-Garcia said 1,020 people participated in early voting this year. Compared…

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Minnie Faye Cook, Rudelle Elizabeth Duck, Bob Hood, Melvin Toole

Minnie Faye Cook Mrs. Minnie Faye Williams Cook, 78, of Gore Springs, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at the Bruce Community Living Center. She was born April 1, 1940, to George Marshall and Myrtle Tunberg Williams. She was a devoted homemaker and had previously worked as a beautician and at Pennaco Hosiery. Mrs. Cook enjoyed…

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EU could help timber market

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III      The European Union Parliament has made a move that, if it catches on, will not only help save the oceans, but can potentially be a boost to Mississippi’s timber industry.      The EU governing body recently voted 571-53 in favor of banning plastic plates, cutlery, and…

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Super Duper Grandson loves WWII Museum

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III        A “Proud Yankee” reader recently sent in a postcard featuring Sir Winston Churchill making his famous “Iron Curtain” speech on March 5, 1946, at Westminster College. Penned on the back is, “A great Yankee statesman and orator. His mother was born in Brooklyn.”      No…

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Ferroequinology alive and well in Arkansas

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III Not long a go, the BOH and I had the opportunity to visit the Ruland Junction Toy Train Museum in Heber Springs, Ark., with our good friends Filo and Gloria Coats.      There are lots of good reasons to visit the beautiful area, but, if you…

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Elvis’s birthplace pleasant visit

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III      Recently I suggested a day trip to the Tupelo Automobile Museum. It is one of the largest car museums east of the Mississippi and is a terrific grandfather-grandson day trip.      After the Super Duper Grandson and I visited the car museum, we visited Elvis’ birthplace…

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Referendum Celebration is Thursday

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   The Grenada Tourism Commission will host a celebration for the passing of the Referendum, earlier this month. Gary Worsham, director of the Grenada Tourism Commission, said a celebration for the passing of Referendum One is scheduled Thursday for 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lewis Johnson Senior Citizens…

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Election Day in one week

See Sample Ballot in our Print and Online editions By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer In one week voters will head to the polls in what’s turned out to be a highly-contested statewide and local election. Grenada County Circuit Clerk Michele Redditt-Garcia said that her office and the five county election commissioners are preparing for what’s…

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