Christmas . . . the real story

Dear Editor, This year our community wants to make a statement concerning the true meaning of Christmas. We want the Okolona Christmas Parade to be a spectacular event. It is possible some of the persons watching the parade have never connected the Christmas story of baby Jesus. People have come to think that Christmas is […]

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WEEK 13: High school football scores

AREA SCORES Friday Class 1A Playoffs (First round) Broad Street 47, Falkner 34 Shaw 39, Smithville 0 Class 2A Playoffs (Second round) East Webster 34, Baldwyn 7 Calhoun City 49, South Delta 0 Bruce 39, J.Z. George 6 Class 3A Playoffs (Second round) Aberdeen 66, North Pontotoc 30 Louisville 42, Mooreville 28 Charleston 35, Kossuth […]

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BOBBY SANDERSON: Service to humanity

I remember so clearly the last line of the Jaycee Creed: “We believe….that service to humanity is the best work of life.” Like the rest of the creed, those words became my mantra and my philosophy. As a young man, I watched those ahead of me in life to learn how and why they did […]

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VETERANS’ DAY: Remembering those who didn’t make it home

CHICKASAW COUNTY – There can never be enough homage paid to our veterans, whether by a parade, a flag, a monument or all of the above. However, I have chosen to honor those veterans from our county for whom there was no parade, no flag nor monument in their home county. These are the soldiers […]

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Remembering veterans

HOULKA – William Bryant was a teenager when World War II began and a friend of his was badly cut up by the Japanese early in the war and returned to Houlka and told of the horror of war. “I hated the Japanese for a long time and even carried that hate with me when […]

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Childers takes Chickasaw

HOUSTON – Incumbent Senator Thad Cochran may have won the election but he did not win Chickasaw County in mid-term elections last week and a three-man Houston School Board race will now see the top two vote-getters in a run off. Democratic Senatorial candidate Travis Childers, of Booneville, garnered 52.52 percent of the vote with […]

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Did you vote?

Voter turnout in Chickasaw County last week was modest for a mid-term election. Numbers from the Chickasaw County Circuit Clerk’s office indicate that of the county’s 11,713 registered voters, 4,348 cast a ballot. That’s 37.12 percent. We want to sincerely thank each of you who voted on the first Tuesday in November. But we do […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Remembering good times

I got to spend some times with some GI’s Friday. People often ask me if I was in the military. As the son of a career Air Force flight engineer, I am quick to tell them I was “in” the first 18-years of my life. The military is not for everyone. But it was great […]

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Ambulance service transitions smoothly

HOUSTON – Chickasaw County Supervisors were updated on the change of county ambulance services to a new company last week and Houston Aldermen also got a similar report. Both entities were told the switch from TransCare to MedStat Emergency Medical Services appears to have been a smooth transition, with entities who work with the new […]

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Wildcats finish with Smithville

OKOLONA – Houlka had a good first quarter, but a stronger and faster Smithville team came to town Thursday and left with their eyes on their next opponent and a possible state title. The Smithville Semioles (8-3, 6-2) were met with a stingy Wildcat defense but as the game wore on the Houlka (1-9, 1-7) […]

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Hilltoppers fall in first round

OXFORD — Turnovers and too many missed opportunities cost the Houston Hilltoppers a chance from moving on in the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs Friday night. Even though Houston forced four Lafayette turnovers in the first half, the Hilltoppers weren’t able to score enough to keep up with the Commodores. The end result was a 41-16 […]

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Houlka Attendance Center honor roll

Superintendent’s List 1st Bianca Cooper, Landen Forman, Denver McCoy, Daultin Mitchem, Greyson Prestage, Presley Reeves, Brylee Snow, Holly Tallant, Richara Walker, Sha’qera Wilson, Joshua Reed 2nd James Allred, Roland Aron, Joseph Clark, Elizabeth Coker, Hunter Duncan, Hunter Earnest, Molly Earnest, Cade Griggs, Rossi Holladay, Jacqueline Jamison, Braylin Johnson, Austin Kellum, Emma Langston, Madison Martin, Mychael […]

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WEEK 12: High School Football Rankings

Associated Press Here are Mississippi’s top high school football teams in each class as selected by a panel of Associated Press state sports writers. Note: There are no updated rankings for classes 4A, 3A and 2A because those teams began playoffs last week. Class Overall School W-L Pts Prv 1. Starkville (4) (11-0) 40 1 […]

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MacKenzie Za’Riyah Armstrong

Amber Prophettee and Christopher Armstrong are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter MacKenzie Za’Riyah Armstrong on Sept. 30, 2014 at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. MacKenzie tipped the scales at 4-pounds, 2.6-ounces and was 18-inches long. MacKenzie was welcomed by her sister Jayla Prophette of Houston. Maternal grandparents are Gloria Edwards, of Houston, […]

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