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Two sons and one son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Robertson of the Bond community, are doing their bit for Uncle Sam. They are M/SGT. Melvin Cortez Robertson, who was recently promoted to his present rank, is serving in Brazeil; PFC. 

WHITE/Biden makes us pay for it twice

Government waste fact of the day: Mississippi sends as much taxpayer money to our universities to educate students in worthless fields, like gender studies, as we do for mechanical engineers.

THOMAS/Politicized justice for Trump

Since Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg reached back to the 1930s to credit Republican Thomas Dewey for “usher(ing) in the era of the modern, independent, professional prosecutor” in Bragg’s defense of his role in the conviction of former president Donald Trump, perhaps Bragg should consider a speech delivered in 1940 by U.S Attorney General Robert H. Jackson to the country’s chief federal prosecutors and U.S. Attorneys.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/God’s sovereignty over everything

In Revelation 4:1, the apostle John looks and sees “a door standing open in heaven.” Several prophets in the Old Testament were given visions of heaven on God’s glory on his throne.

BIBLE SELECTION/Acts 20:24

But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.  

FLASHBACKS

Far-sighted business men of Philadelphia, looking toward establishing industrial plants here that will be beneficial to citizens of Neshoba County, are going forward with plans to bring before the people of the county their findings pertinent to the establishment of a glove factory here in Philadelphia.

THOMAS/A ‘New Nixon’ could teach Trump

Fifty-six years ago in August 1968, Richard Nixon achieved what The New York Times called “the greatest reversal of fortune in American political history.”

BIBLE SELECTION/James 3:17-18

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.

FLASHBACKS

The Neshoba County Democratic Convention met in the Courthouse in Philadelphia May 23rd. J.B. Hillman was elected as temporary and permanent chairman, and Dees Stribling as temporary and permanent secretary.

THOMAS/Two contrasting congressional days

Last Friday in Washington there was evidence of why only 16 percent of the public approve of the job Congress is doing, according to a Gallup poll.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/A faithful savior Jesus Christ

In the letter to the church in Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7-13), the Lord Jesus says, “I have set before you an open door because you have kept my word and have not denied my name” (verse 8).

LETTER/We reap what we sow

Over the past two months, the community conducted two public forums regarding the future of education in Philadelphia and Neshoba County.

FLASHBACKS

Looking for a location to erect a glove factory, W.O. Wells, Jr. and L.C. Waite, of the Wells Lamont Corp., of Chicago, met with representatives of the local chamber of commerce Tuesday afternoon in the Benwalt Hotel.

THOMAS/Bibi ignores Biden

What do you think President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s response might have been if another nation had called on him to stop U.S. and Allied forces from taking Berlin and squashing the Nazi regime in 1945?

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Christ is the way, the truth, the life

The two churches commended the most in the Lord Jesus Christ’s letters to the churches (Smyrna and Philadelphia) were both facing severe opposition. Grace is a flower that often grows best in winter. The Christian life is not lived in view of time but in view of eternity. Tribulation is hard, but temporary. Eternal life is that which Christ came to win for his people. 

BIBLE SELECTION/James 5:16

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.    

FLASHBACKS

PFC Vernon A. Myers, who was wounded in action in the South Pacific, is now reported well recovered and back in action. He is the son of David L. Myers of Rt. 5.

THOMAS/The cost of abandoning Scripture

There are many reasons for the modern church’s loss of its prophetic voice, politics being just one of them. As in ancient times, trying to embrace what the rest of the world is doing has diminished the power of the church to address what used to be called “sinful behavior.”

FLASHBACKS

Mrs. J.D. Meeks of Topeka, Kansas, says in a letter to The Democrat that although it has been 25 years since they left Philadelphia,

THOMAS/Lessons from the campus protests

The year was 1966 and Ronald Reagan was running for governor of California.

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