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Skating rink offers free skating during Thursday, Nov. 3, celebration

While they’re not seen as much today, skating rinks are still popular pastimes for all ages, and just like they did years ago, the rinks, especially the permanent set-ups attract a lot of families, who return several times a year to enjoy an outing. Some of the smaller towns had to contend with portable skating…

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‘Crosswalk’– Judgement House live drama starts Sunday at TBC

This year’s Judgement House presentation, “Crosswalk,” gets underway this Sunday at Tylertown Baptist Church from 4-8:30 p.m. Presentations are scheduled Sunday and Monday, Oct. 30-31, 4-8:30 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 2-3, 6-8:30 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5-6, 4-8:30 pm. “Crosswalk–When Our Lives Intersect with God’s Truth” is the Judgement House presentation this…

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Popular ‘Halloween Party’ returns to Tylertown Monday, Oct. 31, 3-5 p.m.

Halloween is in the air, and little ghosts and goblins will haunt Tylertown’s business district Monday, Oct. 31, from 3-5 p.m., for the town-wide Halloween Party. The activity began decades ago with a handful of businesses handing out candy to trick-or-treaters after school. It later morphed into a full Chamber-sponsored event that annually attracts hundreds…

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Adopt-a-Family apps due by Monday

Adopt-a-Family apps due by Monday The application period for needy families to qualify for Walthall’s Adopt-a-Family Christmas program is Halloween day, Monday, Oct. 31. Adopt-a-Family applications can be picked up at the circuit clerk’s office. Circuit Clerk Vernon Alford said his office has no connection with the program, outside of acting as a central location…

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Burn ban remains in effect for county

Walthall property owners are reminded of a prohibition against any outdoor burning activity. County fire coordinator Jimmy Boyd said the ban will remain in effect until the county receives a significant amount of rainfall. “Although we had a good chance of rain a couple days last week, it failed to materialize. While some areas received…

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Prayer at the Square meeting Thursday

“Prayer at the Square” meets for the third month this Thursday, 5:30 p.m., at Centennial Square. A group of concerned volunteers have pledged to meet each third Thursday at Centennial Square to pray for Walthall County covering several points, including: •Salvation for all; •Healing for people in Walthall County–spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally; •Unity, peace…

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Register now for Customer Appreciation drawing

The Walthall Chamber of Commerce Customer Appreciation registration is underway at participating Tylertown merchants. As is custom, the prize drawing takes place Monday, Oct. 31, at 4 p.m. at Centennial Square during the Townwide Halloween Party. Register at participating Chamber merchants where the Customer Appreciation poster is displayed. No purchase is required to register. Be…

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Walthall 4-H needs volunteers

By Adam Barrilleaux Walthall Extension Agent 4-H is America’s largest youth development organization with nearly six million members in the U.S. 4-H believes in the potential of all young people and strives to support their development. The traditional rural participants of 4-H comprise 2.6 million of all club membership while roughly 3.6 million members come…

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Overdose Awareness Day to be observed Aug. 31

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held Aug. 31 each year to remember those gone too soon from overdose deaths Southwest Mississippi Mental Health Complex is observing Overdose Awareness Day, Wednesday, Aug. 31, with a Candlelight Vigil from 5-6:30 pm. at its office at 219 Ball Avenue, according to a Times advertisement…

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Stinson Automotive now open

Stinson Automotive collision Center has opened at 110 Beulah Avenue. Now set up in the former location where his grandfather, the late Charles Ray Stinson, had his business, Jay Stinson has moved his shop from home to town. More room, bigger quarters means better service to his customers. Jay and Benny Gulliory have a combined…

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