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The Red Door Market, presented by the DeSoto Arts Council, offered a daylong shopping extravaganza, which culminated with music and mingling during the cocktail hour at One Memphis Street in downtown Hernando.

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Someone once said that the four seasons in Mississippi are: Almost summer, summer, still summer, and Christmas. Others named the four Mississippi seasons as: Dove season, deer season, duck season, and turkey season.

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Members of the Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce met for another in a series of monthly luncheons the Chamber holds during the course of the year. Attendees heard a presentation from Parkwood Behavioral Health System on retirement preparation.

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The items we assign “value” to tend to change throughout our lives.In 1987, I was 26-years old and had just opened our first restaurant. My dream at that time was to one day own a restaurant in Aspen, Colo. and a restaurant in Destin, Fla. The idea was that the seasons are so opposite that I…

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Chief of Police Don Gammage and members of the Olive Branch Police Department treated deserving youngsters in that city to Christmas gifts for the holiday season at the Olive Branch Super Walmart. The tradition is an eagerly anticipated event.

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Most societies around the world attach at least some significance to the changing of the calendar from one year to the next.  Here in the U.S. we celebrate the changing of the calendar by watching football, putting on feasts, throwing parties, and making resolutions to improve ourselves in s…

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One of the greatest of all mysteries is the eternal, omnipotent, and omnipresent God voluntarily subjecting Himself to the limitations of time, space, and the flesh. The Second Person of the Godhead, the agent and sustainer of creation, came to live in creation, as one of the creatures. How …

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A mind is a terrible thing to waste. I ponder on things that most people won’t spend their valuable time on. For instance, take movies. Is it hard for the loved ones of an actor who has passed on to sit and watch his old movies? Seems to me that would be a bitter-sweet pill to have to swallow.

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Two thousand years ago faithful Jews were looking in anticipation for the promised Messiah, but I imagine most had grown weary and were totally wrapped up in their own lives, especially surviving. After all, it had been about 400 years since they had heard from the Lord. When Jesus was born …

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Long before “Red Letter Christianity” became a catch-phrase or a movement, I was uncomfortable with the concept of having some words of the Bible in a different color than others. To the best of my recollection, I first selected and purchased a Bible of my own using my own money was about 19…

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DeSoto County helped celebrate the Christmas season with parades in Horn Lake, Southaven and Olive Branch. Hernando will hold its Christmas parade on Monday evening, Dec. 12.  

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Many people have referred to a recently coined term “thanksliving” in both secular and sacred ways.  With the Thanksgiving holiday recently passed, now would be a good time to examine our everyday lives to see if they reflect an attitude of gratefulness to our Creator. Second Timothy 3:2-5 r…

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Another year bites the dust. It’s been good — most of the time. There have been some ups and downs health-wise. See, I get weird things wrong with me. I’m talking weird. Stuff that normal people don’t deal with. That’s me — not too normal.

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A 5K run for Blackwell Animal Rescue at Horn Lake's Latimer Lakes Park helped raise funds for the organization which helps stray animals find homes and responsible pet owners.

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I don’t believe in past lives or reincarnation, but if I did I would imagine several of my former selves lived in this area of Italy. The first time I ever set a foot on the soil of this part of Tuscany I felt at home. There was an instant connection and, what I imagined would be a, life-lon…

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The Old and New Testaments alike condemn theft and thieves. We are commanded not to steal in Exodus 20:15, Deuteronomy 5:19, and Leviticus 19:11.  Proverbs 30:8-9 provides some sobering commentary on stealing, “Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me …

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My country just completed a very rancorous election season that seemed as if it would never end.  I do not watch television. I do read internet news but my connection is data restricted so I do not watch online video news. Thus, I did not endure what many of you did. However, I know that pas…

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As Jesus was preparing to return to His Father, He gave some parting instructions to His disciples.  Those instructions apply to all Christians in all places and in all times. Thankfully the promises embedded in the command apply as well. Matthew 28:18-20 records these instructions, “Jesus c…

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 Debbie Jenkins and Danny Burns of Hernando announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jesse Ingram, to Andriano Dement, the son of Joseph and Aracelis Dement of Leakesville.

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Kids across America are growing, and some are earning, a lot of "green" participating in the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program. This year, more than 1.5 million third-graders in 48 states have gotten hands-on gardening experience growing colossal cabbages with high hopes to win "best in…

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Kids across America are growing, and some are earning, a lot of "green" participating in the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program. This year, more than 1.5 million third-graders in 48 states have gotten hands-on gardening experience growing colossal cabbages with high hopes to win "best in…

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There are few things at this juncture of my life that give me the willy-jeebers (that’s a Dale word). I’ve learned not to be reduced to jelly by a thunderstorm with accompanying light works. I pay very little more attention to the weather when there is a tornado warning. The only weather tha…

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The first-ever Walk for a Cop and 5K run, hosted by the Southaven Police Wives Auxiliary, was recently held at the Snowden Grove Baseball Complex, as a benefit for families of fallen law enforcement officers.  

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James Earl Riley Jr. and Rebecca Riley of Hernando are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Brittany, to Christopher Griffith of Hernando, son of Charles Scott and Victoria Griffith of Hernando.

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Even without television in my home, I have not been able to escape the shroud of evil that we have cast over the current election.  Sadly, it seems that we could not have come up with two more unqualified candidates for POTUS if we had sat down and plotted a course with that as our end goal.…

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I might be the only southern writer/columnist/author working today who didn’t grow up drinking iced tea. It wasn’t due to lack of exposure to iced tea. Our family drank a lot of it. My grandmother hosted elaborate Sunday lunches several times each month in which her formal dining room table …

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Mr. and Mrs. Michael Carson of Independence announces the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Alysa, to Domenick Carlini IV, son of Mr. and Mrs. Quit Powell and Mr. and Mrs. Domenick Carlini III, all of Nesbit.

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If you are anything like me, you seek your own comfort, maybe even above all else.  I cannot seem to help myself. I have a terrible tendency to avoid pain at all costs. I simply seem to enjoy myself when I am at ease, comfortable, and pain-free. Suffering seems to be a thing to run from. God…

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The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the gover…

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Hundreds came out to celebrate Octoberfest in Olive Branch City Park and enjoy crafts, concessions, face painting and other festivities. The event was sponsored by the Olive Branch Parks and Recreation Department.

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The gospels are not designed to be exhaustive, chronological descriptions Jesus.  Each gospel is written in order to present a particular side of the magnificent Messiah.  Our Savior is far too altogether lovely to be illustrated in one painting.  Therefore, in addition to all of the Old Tes…

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Business leaders met at Wednesday morning at First Choice Catering for the Horn Lake Chamber of Commerce annual Membership Appreciation Breakfast, sponsored by the DeSoto Times-Tribune and CLICK Magazine.

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This week, I sat in a man’s office with whom I am acquainted but do not know him well. I have no idea what church he goes to. if at all, but there was a well-used Bible lying on his desk. In the midst of our conversation, I mentioned that church attendance is a good thing. His facial express…

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More than 200 people turned out for the Hernando Main Street/Chamber of Commerce's Third Quarterly Luncheon to hear Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert.

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Ephesians 5 begins by telling us to be imitators of God.  We are told of the contrast between darkness and light; also we are told not to walk in darkness.  Furthermore, we are reminded that light is found in nothing in the world but rather in the Person of Christ.  Ephesians 5:15-17 builds …

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When Paul found it necessary to leave the island of Crete, he left Titus in his place of leadership.  Paul tasked Titus with finding and developing leadership for the various churches on the island. The first chapter of Titus makes it very clear that it is more important to look for characte…

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The DeSoto County Economic Development Council held its Quarterly Luncheon Wednesday at the Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center in Olive Branch with Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves as featured speaker.  

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One of the most frequently asked questions by media located outside of the South is, “What is the difference between Southern cooking and Northern cooking?” If you live down here, the answer is easy; you grew up eating the difference every day.

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Ephesians 5:1-6 is a sobering passage, “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.  3 But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named …

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This devil doesn’t have a red tail and horns. He doesn’t go by an evil moniker such as Lucifer. This devil is made of sugar and spice and has a cutesy name. This evil doesn’t live in a fiery pit, but dwells in a small retail space just off of the campus of the University of Southern Mississi…

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Thousands attended the recent Luke Bryan concert at BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove in Southaven. Bryan's fans flocked to enjoy the country music superstar. He first played DeSoto County early in his career when he headlined at the Water Tower Festival in Hernando in 2010.  

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The first great principle of Bible study is a reliance on the Holy Spirit to guide you. There are other important principles. One is to let scripture interpret scripture rather than letting tradition interpret.  Another important principle is to accept the plain reading of scripture.  Someti…

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