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A reason to celebrate getting older – and older

Sheryl Boldt “Happy birthday!” I said to one of the ladies I cared for when I was a private caregiver. “What’s so happy about it?” Ms. Elaine countered. “I’m an old lady, getting older.” I answered quickly (maybe too quickly) with my positive spin.  “But aren’t you glad you’ve lived such a long life?” At…

Recovering from Covid
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Recovering from Covid

By Reda Rountree Are you struggling after contracting Covid? Have your symptoms worsened weeks or months later? I’m right there with you. I tested positive in December 2020 and have been sick for years. I’ve seen dozens of doctors before finding solutions and am still learning, with a months-long recovery ahead of me. Although there’s…

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OPINION | Reynolds: Sarah Segrest was an inspiration

For decades, Sarah Segrest taught seventh grade English and Holmes County French.  Mrs. Segrest was the first touch of culture that came into the young lives of us country kids just crossing the street from the old brick Bonifay Elementary School to the junior high wing at Holmes County High. She was the right combination…

HCHS and The Nelons to perform in Bonifay
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HCHS and The Nelons to perform in Bonifay

The Dove Award winning and Grammy nominated gospel music group, The Nelons, along with the Holmes County High School Gospel Group, will be at Calvary Baptist Church in Bonifay on Saturday, June 10 beginning at 6:00pm. The Nelons’ were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of fame in 2016. They are regulars on the Bill…

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As crime rages in NYC, Manhattan DA pursues paperwork case against Trump

By Ron Hart | Guest Columnist In a sad day for our country, Donald Trump was forced to come to New York City to face bookkeeping charges dating back to a purported incident in 2009. It was a paperwork entry at his company that he did not do. He was charged with 34 meaningless crimes….

Ode to M&W Smokehouse Barbecue: ‘If you’re hungry and you know it, smack your lips’

Ode to M&W Smokehouse Barbecue: ‘If you’re hungry and you know it, smack your lips’

Dear Editor,  The first time I had brisket was in San Antonio, Texas. It wasn’t any brisket, but cooked 14 hours on an outside cooker by men of Hills Baptist Church on a men’s retreat in Victoria. Of BBQ meats, brisket stands better than any other cut. Pick any midwestern or southern state and I’ve…

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Colonoscopy update: Like most things, easier and more effective than ever

One in three folks over 50 who need a colonoscopy fail to have one. That’s nuts. It’s easier than it’s ever been, and not getting one done might kill you. Biden had his recently. Up there they found reporters from CBS, NBC and ABC, as well as some more classified documents. Upon hearing this, Pete…

Gospel Music Weekend coming up at HCHS
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Gospel Music Weekend coming up at HCHS

The Holmes County High School Music Department will present a Gospel Music Weekend on Saturday, March 11 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 12 at 2:30 p.m. at the HCHS Auditorium. The night will include many gospel standards and new favorites. The HCHS students will be singing songs that include “Because He Lives,” “Then Came…

How much does it mean to you?
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How much does it mean to you?

R.A. Tea Mathews | Guest Columnist All the Black men I know call one another “brothers.” In the early church, Paul referred to Christians as “brothers.” However, in my church, “brothers” mean something entirely different. Say that word and everyone knows who you mean—Mark, Merrel, and Michael, born two years apart. Older members call them…