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Woods is a National Merit Finalist

Winona Secondary School senior, Joseph Woods, has advanced to Finalist in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Joseph was among 16,000 Semifinalists who were announced back in September and invited to compete for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million to be offered this spring.

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Fight with faith in God

By CONNIE BUNCH,

My friend is a big man, and he told me this story, in so many words.

My friend said he and three of his buddies went to Florida for a vacation. “I kept getting looks from people,” he said. “They moved away from me and said, ‘Man, you are big!’  They were scared of me.”

Wading Zilpher Creek

By PEGGY SIMS,

In the back roads in and around the Hesterville and Carmack communities runs a little creek, really just a little stream called Zilpher Creek.  All the trees and brambles have grown up on each side as far as the  little bit of water moves over the rocks covered in green moss and the sticks and skeletons of long-dead small wood animals. 

Man facing drug charge

By AMANDA SEXTON FERGUSON,

WINONA – A traffic stop led to a Winona man being arrested for felony drug charges last week.

According to Winona Police Captain Dan Herod, chief investigator for the Winona Police Department, Michael Anthony Forrest, 43, of Winona was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, marijuana.

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Saluting Our Vets

By AMANDA SEXTON FERGUSON,

The North Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery hosted this year’s Veterans Day Service for Montgomery County Saturday morning.  Cemetery director Mark Lawson led the service which also featured Janie Beth McRae singing the National Anthem, special music by Bennie Rigby, and a keynote address by Pastor Mark Williamson of Winona Baptist Church.

Towns hold parades

Winners from the Vaiden parade were: Floats (first to third place) Tuckerville M.B. Church, Campbell Hill M.B. Church, and Evergreen Masonic Lodge.  Below: Jack Teal waves to Santa who was the finale in the Carrollton-North Carrollton Christmas Parade.  At the end there were trophies awarded in the band, float and dance team categories.

District CHAMPS!

The Winona High School earned the district championship Friday night after defeating East Webster 40-17 in Winona.  According to Head Coach Joey Tompkins, the Tigers have won only one district title in the last 15 years, back in 2008.  The Tigers will face the winner of Friday’s matchup between Lake and Newton on November 2 in the first round o

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