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Bingo at Christmas

* Itawamba family has been gathering for the holidays for more than 70 years. Some families set up the Christmas tree. Many open an early gift. Those hoping for a visit from Santa might set out milk and cookies. Those with kids might send them to bed early. Christmas Eve traditions vary from family to […]

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The Ghost of Christmases Past

COLUMN BY MIRANDA CIPKOWSKI There once was a time I actually looked forward to Christmas. I basked in the glow of colorfully lit trees and Christmas Eves were restless affairs, as I battled anticipation-induced insomnia, waiting for just a glimpse of the “Big Guy.” As difficult as it is to imagine, that was a quarter […]

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Christmas is here, but what does Santa Claus do next?

Everybody knows that it’s a busy time of year for Santa Claus and his crew of elves at the North Pole. But what about after the holidays? When the toys have been delivered, cookies eaten and the workshop is quiet again, what does Santa do with his free time? The Times recently asked Tremont’s kindergartners […]

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The best kinds of gifts…

Each year, the members of Itawamba County-based club the Northeast Mississippi Radio Amateurs pick out their own Christmas present. This is a bit more in line with the spirit of the season than it first sounds. This time of year each year, rather than throwing a party or exchanging gifts with each other, club members […]

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Letters of the season have special meaning

  Column by CHARLOTTE A. WOLFE Associate Publisher/General Manager   As the rushing around of the season continues this last week before Christmas, trying to get everyone on the shopping list fitted into just the right gift can be nerve wracking. A few years ago I decided to take a little time away from all […]

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GUEST COLUMN: ‘Christmas memories are like diamonds’

Column by Miranda Cipkowski Last New Year’s Eve, my husband had to be at work early, so I set about the task of dismantling the ancient artificial Christmas tree our family had used year after year. When I purchased the tree several years ago, it had been beautiful. It was pre-lit and sturdy, and now […]

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Help wanted: Volunteers needed for Salvation Army Kettle Drive

Volunteers are desperately needed to help with the Salvation Army’s Kettle Drive. There are still a number of times available for those able to volunteer to be bellringers during the annual fundraising drive — the only one the non-profit organization hosts during the year. The drive kicked off in late November and will continue through Dec. […]

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Christmas at the Waltons

The Waltons never really planned on turning the front yard of their Ballardsville home into a sprawling Christmas display. As is the case with most hobbies, things just kind of escalated over time. A wooden cut out here. A couple of inflatables there. An outdoor speaker system that constantly blares a selection of Christmas tunes […]

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