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Grassroots Blues draws a crowd

By CHLOE RICKS,

This past weekend’s Grassroots Blues festival in Duck Hill attracted a sizable and diverse crowd.

There were the young, the old, those who were new to Blues and, of course, the Blues veterans in attendance. No matter who you were, though, it was impossible not to be wooed by the warm air, the delicious barbeque, and the great music.











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Lillian Faye Gatlin

Graveside services for Mrs. Lillian Faye Gatlin of Kilmichael were at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 18, at Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery near Kilmichael, with Rev. Brad Herod officiating.




Cynthia “Cindy” Smith Oliver

Mrs. Cynthia “Cindy” Smith Oliver, 59, of Vaiden, passed away June 15, 2018, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Visitation was from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at Jordan Funeral Home in Kosciusko. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, June 18, at Jordan Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Michie Cemetery near Vaiden. Rev.



Tigers enjoy ‘open gym’ after June’s success

By LAURENCE HILLARD,

July can be leisure time for high school basketball players between summer ball in June and the start of school in August.

“In July, we just have open gym,” said Winona boys coach Presley Coleman. “It’s kind of our down time. It gives the players a chance to rest and be ready for workouts in August once we get back in school.”



William G. Glover

Funeral services for William G. Glover of Winona were held on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Summerfield M.B. Church near Winona, with Rev. Aaron Brown officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery in Winona.


Valdis Gercens

Valdis Gercens, 64, of Cruger died Thursday, June 14, 2018 at University Medical Center in Jackson after a short illness. Services were at 2 p.m.  Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home. Visitation was from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2018 at the funeral home.


Terwanda D. Thomas

Funeral services for Terwanda D. Thomas of Winona were held on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Winona Baptist Church with Rev. Ickret Bennett officiating.  Burial followed in Forrest Hill Cemetery in Winona.


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Skills USA Winners

By BECKY DEES,

Students from the Winona Career and Technical Center competed against students statewide in the SkillsUSA State Competition held April 10-11 at locations in Jackson and Pearl.  Students competing in Skills USA represented Winona High School and Winona Christian School and Montgomery, Carroll, and Attala counties.  Winners from SkillsUSA State c



CA JR HIgh Student Council gives back

Members of Carroll Academy's Middle School Student Council, sponsored as the Douglas Carroll Junior American Citizens by Third Arrow Chapter, Mississippi Society Daughters of the American Revolution, donated food items, helped prepare plates and served area "shut-ins" with the ladies of  "Women on Mission" at the North Carrollton Baptist Church


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Clara “Bea” Parker

Clara “Bea” Parker, 86, of Carrollton went to be with the Lord on April 8, 2018.  Bea was born March 22, 1932, in Black Hawk.  Bea met Alton Randall “Randy” Parker when they were both children in Vaiden, and became great friends and playmates.  Bea and Randy married January 13, 1948, in Winona.  After marrying, Bea and Randy lived across the co





Local guardsmen deploying

By AMANDA SEXTON FERGUSON,

Next Monday, just before dawn, guardsmen from the Mississippi National Guard 2-114th Bravo Battery Field Artillery will leave the armories in Winona and Kosciusko for more than a year of overseas deployment. 

Approximately 85 guardsmen from Winona and Kosciusko armories will be deploying.  Their destination has not been disclosed.




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