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Looking Back From Our Archives… 10 YEARS AGO — Bethel College issued degrees to nearly 200 students in its fall commencement ceremony, held in the Dishman Gymnasium of the Baker Field House. Dr. Jay Earheart-Brown, president of Memphis Theological Seminary, served as commencement speaker. 50 YEARS AGO — Showing at the Park Theatre: The Glass Bottom Boat starring Doris Day; ...

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Hunker Down with Kes: Robert Hall Didn’t Accept PayPal

Among the top 5 selling items on Amazon this past Black Friday was a DNA test kit to check a person’s ancestral roots. I pondered on that through an N.C.I.S. rerun and six commercials. What happened to the Slinky? Is the Hula Hoop too hard to wrap? Has the official Red Ryder BB Gun gone the way of the dinosaur? ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR POLICY

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR POLICY Letters to the editor bear the opinion of the letter writer, and not necessarily that of the newspaper management or staff. Letters of opinion are not verified for accuracy of fact and truly stand only as the writer’s opinion. Letters to the editor of public interest are solicited. Most letters, not libelous or harmful, will ...

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McKenzie Garden Club News

McKenzie Garden Club News McKenzie Garden Club met November 17 at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. President Donna Ward welcomed members and mentioned the craft and bake sale items on display. She thanked hostesses: Gladys Patterson, Martha Sue Peters and Sarah Brown. Martha gave the devotional on Joy using Psalms 100: 1-2. Members then shared refreshments. Roll call was read, ...

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Carroll County Teen Health Councils Gather for Training

Carroll County Teen Health Councils Gather for Training Teen Health Councils from Carroll County’s five special school districts gathered November 8 at the Carroll County Civic Center for a day of training, planning and sharing. Teen Health Councils provide peer-to-peer education and motivation for safe and healthy lifestyle choices for students in grades Pre-K through 12. Eighty-three students gathered to ...

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Tiptoeing Through The Tulips

HUNKER DOWN WITH KES Tiptoeing Through The Tulips Bonnie Clanton was a year ahead of me in school. We were friends but we didn’t really move in the same circles. She was a senior and caught up in her last year of high school. I was busy trying to crack the basketball team’s starting line-up. I can’t remember now why ...

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Getting Ready For the Big Day

Getting Ready For the Big Day BY PAULA WATKINS No, we didn’t forget that the reason for the season was Jesus’s birth. We were told, over and over, that we did not need to let all the festivities cause this spiritual blessing to be moved to the back burner. Remembering this special time was really easy since our family was ...

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Looking Back

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Looking Back From Our Archives… 10 YEARS AGO — McKenzie kicked off the Christmas season with its annual Hometown Christmas, sponsored by the Lions Club. Events included a children’s parade, the Grand Parade (with Grand Marshal Marty Marshall), Relay for Life’s “Love Lights a Tree,” a carnival and petting zoo, a dog show and the VFW’s Breakfast with Santa. *A ...

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