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Memorial Day thoughts about coins on gravestones

May 30, 2016 // 1 Comment

Memorials and remembrances are very personal things. My father has been dead for over twenty years.  I still miss him–sometimes acutely, such as whenever a children’s choir is singing or at Christmas or whenever I drive past what looks to be the “perfect” fishing lake. Something for [Continue Reading]

Biscuits & Jam Farmers’ Market gears up for the season

May 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS – 5/13/2016 – Biscuits & Jam Farmers’ Market in downtown New Albany on the Tallahatchie Riverbank will start its fifth year Saturday, June 4th with an abundant produce selection and a plant sale by the Union County Master Gardeners.  The market will be open every Saturday in June, July and [Continue Reading]

Meet a sweet little girl named Maria.

April 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

It doesn’t take much to make Maria happy…a home and a box will do just fine Meet Maria. She was one of three (Nina, Pinta and Maria) that were taken into foster care by UCHS. She needs a forever home like her siblings (Nina has been adopted!!). Maria is 8-9 months, pretty small for her age and very [Continue Reading]

Muttley would surely love a family

April 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Are you looking for unconditional love and a forever friend? Meet sweet, well-behaved Muttley. She would love to come live with your family and your other pets. Sweet Muttley is too!  This dog of the week is about 1 year old, weighs about 40 pounds and is full of energy. She is up to date on vaccinations, flea and [Continue Reading]

Sam Shephard’s “True West” to feature a New Albany actor

April 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Susan Hickman, of New Albany, is part of the small cast starring in Theatre Oxford’s upcoming production of True West, a play written by playwright Sam Shepard. True West, first performed in 1980, is described as a classic family drama, and deals with the deterioration of the relationship between two brothers, [Continue Reading]

“Well, I Reckon…” it’s tornado season: are you prepared?

April 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Living in the south as we do, where the four seasons can easily turn into only two from time to time, it’s always a good idea to consider what you need to do in order to keep yourself and your family safe during severe weather. Severe weather conditions can quickly escalate, spawning multiple tornadoes in the [Continue Reading]

Indoors, Outdoors: a catty tale of winter in New Albany

January 22, 2016 // 2 Comments

Once upon a time there was a house in New Albany, where Indoor (Lilly & Busty) and Outdoor (Jackie & Whitey) cousins lived lives of mutual, periodic dissatisfaction. The Indoor cousins never missed a chance to attempt escaping to the freedom of the outdoors, where adventure awaited them. The Outdoor cousins, [Continue Reading]

What treachery is this?

November 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

I’m no longer so sure about that generally accepted medical premise that pets are good for your health and well-being. Halloween-Thanksgiving Christmas-New Year-Valentine’s Cactus, in 2014 This beauty of a Christmas Cactus started out in 2004 as a rescue: three sprigs with four buds in a little green [Continue Reading]

Attention skywatchers: Fireballs and meteor showers in November

November 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

The month of November has a lot to offer to skywatchers. Taurid meteor photographed off VancouverPhoto Credit: James Younger The Taurid Meteor Shower ( named for the Taurus the Bull constellation from which it seems to emanate) will be putting on a display for much of the month. This celestial event occurs annually [Continue Reading]
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