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Local Socks for Heroes sends supplies to nursing homes

Socks for Heroes will again be collecting in the Copiah County area for the holidays. The items collected in the county, along with other groups in the state, go to nursing home veterans in Mississippi and Louisiana. The deadline for collecting will be December 1, and locations available are: in Wesson, Copiah Bank, Carpenter Shop,…

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Board presents DAR proclamation

The Hazlehurst Board of Aldermen, at their Nov. 7 meeting, declared November to be National American Indian Heritage Month. The Cherokee Rose Chapter, NSDAR, works hard every year to recognize Indians and their place in American history. Pictured are, left to right, Frederick Sandifer; Dr. Rick Akin; Mayor Shirley Sandifer; Judith Brewer, Regent, Cherokee Rose…

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Lions have pecans!

The Hazlehurst Lions Club is once again selling Indianola pecans just in time for holiday baking. One pound bags are available for $12. Past customers have said they are the prettiest and best pecans to be found. They are available from any Lions Club member or you can pick up some at Hazlehurst City Hall.

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Grangers celebrating 50

Michael and Ruth Granger will celebrate 50 years of marriage with a reception at Bethel Baptist Church in Hazlehurst Saturday, Nov. 18, from 2 until 4 p.m. All friends and relatives are invited to celebrate with them.

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DAR observes Native American Heritage Month

The month of November has been recognized by the Daughters of the American Revolution as Native American Heritage Month.  Daughters believe that, as the indigenous people of our country, Native Americans deserve that we respect and value them. Continue to learn about Native Americans in this issue of the Copiah County Courier, and in future…

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Celebrating 60

John and Joy Granger will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary November 2. Their children and grandchildren send much love.

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DAR visit Rosalie

Members and guests from Cherokee Rose and Copiah Chapters, NSDAR, attended the bicentennial event at Rosalie Mansion on October 25-26.  Pictured left to right:  Ted Dear, guest; Wendy Cartwright, Judith Brewer, Billie Jane Davis all of Cherokee Rose Chapter; Tricia Nelson of Copiah Chapter; and Janet Schriver, guest.

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NSDAR speaker

Cherokee Rose Chapter, NSDAR Vice-Regent Mary Ann Yates introduced Rev. Gene Horton as the October meeting speaker. He presented a program on Crystal Springs native United States Senator Pat Harrison who was President pro tempore of the Senate at the time of his death in 1941. Rev. Horton is pastor of Hazlehurst United Methodist Church…

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Cherokee Rose presents historic gift to Rosalie archives

An unusual item has been given to Cherokee Rose Chapter, NSDAR; and the chapter has decided to place it in the archives at Rosalie Mansion so that visitors and DAR members can view it for years to come. To read more about this historical object, see the Copiah County Courier, on sale throughout Copiah County.

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Out of state visitors

Nora Berch, Copiah County Tourism Director, left, hands a Copiah County fan to Joy Bennett from Hot Springs, Arkansas, one of 49 Master Gardeners from Hot Springs who attended the Fall Flower Garden Fest this past weekend. The group attends every year.

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