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by MaffMarie
 Out and About in Carroll County
Oct 21, 2014 | 9 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Carrollton United Methodist Church's annual Homecoming was this past Sunday. As always it is a perfect time to take extra time to fellowship with friends over a meal. Before church started I was on the periphery of a conversation that had to do with dogs or should I say our canine companions. As it turned out this week it hit home with me and other members of our family.

Most everyone who reads the Conservative is familiar with Carrollton's town dogs---Bolt, Pup Dog, Will and Sugar and J.W.'s dog that people, lovingly I hope, refer to as Devil Dog because of an unfortunate alignment of his teeth. They must have watches because at 8am they congregate at the Town Hall so Linda can dole out the treats. I have had the pleasure of meeting most of these furry friends. I say friends because they meet and greet each other on the Courthouse lawn and proceed across the intersection. I hope that everyone watches out for them so that they will be around as long as possible. Small towns are something special. You get used to things and expect them to be there.

I took a friend to Greenwood Monday afternoon and as usual let our two little dogs out for a run before I left. Peanut came back in but Pygee as usual left with Reecie for their daily walks between the three houses. I left her out fully expecting to see her sitting on the back porch when I got back home. No Pygee then or Monday night or Tuesday. I can only surmise that she and Reecie happened on coyotes or stray dogs. We hear the coyotes howling at night and have gotten pictures of them on the game camera. One of the risks that you take when you live where we do. We all love our companion animals. They are members of the family and it is always hard to say goodbye.

I guess that the round of area festivals is pretty much over now. Halloween is next Friday but that is pretty low key around here. Maybe things will slow down and everyone will have time to catch their breath before the next round of holidays. Thanksgiving being my favorite. Most people get an extra two days from work. Those who can get to stuff themselves silly and watch football games. Most people don't even let the day end without dragging out the Christmas decorations and heading out the door to get a jump on shopping.

 With all that is going on in the world these days I hope that we can all find the time to stop and be thankful that we live where we do and share our blessings with others in whatever way possible. Small towns are special. Let's hope they stay that way. 

 

 

 

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Gena Tingle
Oct 16, 2014 | 13 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
LEFLORE -- Services for Gena Blanche Blakely Tingle were held Friday, October 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Williams & Lord Funeral Home in Greenwood. Mrs. Tingle, age 85, died on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at her residence from heart failure. She was born on August 16, 1929 in Montgomery, Co. to the late Irby Lee and Blanche Jones Blakely, Sr. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Gay Blakely Hayward; and two brothers, Homer Blakely and Wayne Blakely. She retired from Greenwood Leflore Hospital as an LPN after twenty years. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Curtis Tingle of Leflore; one son, Ronnie Tingle of Leflore; one daughter, Pamela Fly of Ridgeland; five sisters, Linda Goss of Grenada, Paulette Ellis of Black Hawk, Susie Bailey of Leflore, Judy Henson of Greenwood and Nancy Clanton of Slidell, La.; one brother, Irby Blakely, Jr. of Indianola; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Visitation was held on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Williams & Lord Funeral Home. Brother Phillips officiated the services. Pallbearers were Dale Blakely, Darryl Ellis, Darron Goss, Henry Bailey, Danny Henson and Gary Tingle. Burial was in Moores Memorial Cemetery. Williams and Lord Funeral Home is in charge, and an online guestbook may be signed at www.williamsandlord. com.
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Jaguars get district win
by Reggie Ross, Sports Editor
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The J.Z. George Jaguars, after losing a heartbreaker in Leland last week, came back with a strong defensive effort as they knocked off South Delta 16-2 in North Carrollton. The Jaguars are currently 4-4 on the season and pose a 1-1 record in 3-2A play. District play will get a bit tougher this week as the Jaguars host Hollandale-Simmons, a dangerous 6-1 team, Friday night. South Delta scored on a J.Z. George safety at the end of the first quarter and actually held a 2-0 lead heading into halftime. In the second half, it was all J.Z. George. LeJarvis Jenkins scored on a four-yard run in the at the start of the third quarter to put the Jags up 6-2, and a two point conversion put them up 8-2. In the fourth quarter, running back and area leading rusher, Marcus Woods, ran in a touchdown from two yards out to put the Jags up 14-2, and a two-point conversion added to the lead. The Jaguars rushed for 292 yards in the game, and Woods carried the ball 30 times for 183 yards. Jenkins had 108 yards on 24 carries. Wide receiver Caleb Hunt had a catch for 28 yards. Defensively, the Jaguars played their best ball of the season with D’Angelo Quarles leading the way with 13 tackles. D’Angelo Jobe had seven tackles, and Andre Williams finished with six on the night. Issac Hodges and Joe Russell finished the game with five tackles. Freshman Tyrus Thomas had an interception as did Hodges. Edtavius Brandon had a sack in the contest. Hollandale sits on top of district play, but the Jaguars could take over the driver’s seat with a win at home Friday night. The Blue Devils beat Leland last week 54-18. Friday night’s contest is the final home game of the year for the Jaguars.
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