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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00 PM
The world did not end when President Trump withdrew from the Paris climate scheme, nor did the heavens fall when he insisted that the United States deserves a fair shake in the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement.
  • BUCHANAN/Israel at 70
    For Bibi Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister save only founding father David Ben-Gurion, it has been a week of triumph.
  • LOWRY/Trump’s Jerusalem triumph
     In the second century A.D., Jewish rebels who had stunned the Romans and liberated a portion of Judea overstruck imperial coins with images and a message of their own, “Year One of the Redemption of Jerusalem.”
  • The trustees of the consolidated schools of Neshoba County met at the Court House for the purpose of electing a County School Board Member from Beat Two. L.C. Long, chairman, presided over the meeting, and the body elected Dr. M.W. Terry from Shady Grove as chairman for another year. Mrs. C.L. Perry from Arlington was elected secretary from Coldwater School.
  • As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.                                                                                                  — Ecclesiastes 11:5 ESV
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/Exodus 12:1-28
    In this passage, the Lord inaugurates the observation of the Passover. The Passover is in conjunction with the tenth and last plague; the death of the firstborn of Egypt. The Lord said (verse 12) he would pass through the land of Egypt and strike all the firstborn of Egypt. However, when he goes through Israel he “passes over” their homes; they do not die.
  • This next week may determine whether President Trump extricates us from that cauldron of conflict that is the Middle East, as he promised, or plunges us even deeper into these forever wars.
  • Rudy Giuliani’s account of Donald Trump’s role in the payment to Stormy Daniels has collapsed into near-incoherence. 
  • Neshoba County Farmers had received a total of $137, 362 in soil-conservation and soil-building payments under the 1937 agricultural conservation program, T.M. Patterson, administrative officer in charge, announced by AAA Jackson. Checks have been issued to a total of 3384 farmers of the county and represented payments on 1894 work sheets out of a total of 2294 work sheets signed in the county.
  • Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.                                                                       — Colossians 4:5-6 ESV
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/Exodus 11:1-10
    In this passage we come to the final plague upon Egypt; the death of the firstborn. It is a terrible judgment. It was a long time coming. Egypt had oppressed and killed Israelites for 400 years, The Lord had warned Pharaoh this would happen if he didn’t let Israel go. The previous nine plagues, though severe as can be imagined, had not humbled Pharaoh to the extent he complied.
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