Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

DAVID DALLAS: Savor this Thanksgiving and be grateful

Could we be more Thankful? Thanksgiving is the greatest of American holidays. Its initial observance is older than the nation itself. The Pilgrims, of course, viewed it more as a time of prayer and reflection, than today’s feasting and football frenzy. But let’s just admit it, with the Egg Bowl approaching most of us are […] [...]

Half century of memories — Christmas on Deer Creek to celebrate 50th anniversary

Ask Peary Forrest if Christmas on Deer Creek in Leland was an important part of his childhood memories, and he reacts as if it’s the most leading question he’s ever heard. “But of course,” said Forrest, who now lives in Ridgeland but was born in Leland and grew up in nearby Greenville. “We would get […] [...]

It’s not child’s play — First LEGO League holds qualifying competitions

by Published: November 22,2013

Tags: Business, children, Christmas, education, fun, kids, LEGO, Mississippi

The tension in the room was high as a team attempted to get an emergency vehicle into a disaster area to tend to survivors. With the clock ticking, the team’s first three attempts ended in failure — twice the vehicle was left on its side. Finally, the team got the vehicle to the designated area […] [...]

It’s Santa time — Demand is high, supply is static. Forget that ‘dime a dozen’ cliché

by Published: November 21,2013

Tags: Business, Christmas, Jesus, Mississippi, Santa Claus, Thanksgiving

Here’s a seasonal scenario: The boss just told you to go get a Santa — and fast. You think to yourself: No problem. Those guys are everywhere this time of year. That, you’ll soon discover, is precisely your problem. Demand is high and supply is static. Forget that “dime a dozen” cliché. Even if you […] [...]

O TANNENBAUM — Christmas tree growers hoping to top solid 2012 sales

by Published: November 21,2013

Tags: Business, Christmas, farming, Jesus, Mississippi, Thanksgiving

First Lady Deborah Bryant has chosen a 12-foot Leyland cypress donated by the Lazy Acres farm in Chunky for this year’s Christmas tree at the Governor’s Mansion. It is the tallest tree ever selected for the Mansion, and growers are hopeful that is a good omen that sales will be solid in 2013. Christmas tree […] [...]

CARTOON — Nobile reminds everyone that Thanksgiving comes before Christmas

by Published: November 15,2013

Tags: Abraham Lincoln, Business, Christmas, God, Jesus, Mississippi, Thanksgiving

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It’s Mistletoe time: Junior League of Jackson gears up

There is a list. And this week, Brandon Kennedy is checking it twice. The opening of 33rd-annual Mistletoe Market is only days away, and, after 22 months of preparation, Kennedy, the chair of this year’s event, is ready to setup and check off the final details. Mistletoe Marketplace, the Christmas holiday-themed shopping weekend sponsored by […] [...]

December 21, 2012- Ricky Nobile

by Published: December 21,2012

Tags: Christmas, Phil Bryant, Santa Clause

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MBJ EDITORIAL: Hoping Christmas was merry and the New Year is happy

by Published: December 26,2011

Tags: Christmas, Gov. Haley Barbour, Happy New Year, Phil Bryant

Cleaning up from Christmas is a ritual that can last for several days as the kids — and parents — play with their new toys in the living room before finally finding them a permanent home. With that, we will stop saying Merry Christmas and begin to look forward with the greeting of  “Happy New […] [...]

Cartoons – November 21, 2011

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