The #BogueCreekFestival is a Duck Hill Family Reunion

“It is almost like a family reunion,” said Nancy Kirk. “People come to Duck Hill for the Bogue Creek Festival to enjoy friends and family they haven’t seen all year.”
One of the organizers for this year’s event, Kirk said the Bogue Creek Festival is a tradition in Duck Hill that means so much to so many.
“I enjoy seeing people who I rarely see,” said Duck Hill resident Carolyn Swanson. “It’s like having a reunion.”
Swanson said she also likes to support the Duck Hill Baptist youth tent where they always have food to sell. This year, it will be Bar-B-Q chicken, slaw, and baked beans. Swanson said the money raised for the barbeque plates goes to help fund youth mission trips. Continue reading

Music is an academic pursuit for Long Time Coming

These days, when they are not performing music, they are studying music.

Members of Long Time Coming are not only selling a new album and performing wherever they can in the area, the Long triplets are freshmen studying at the Delta Music Institute (DMI) at Delta State University.

“We are excited to have the Long brothers in our entertainment industry studies program here at Delta State,” said Tricia Walker, director of the DMI program at Delta State University. “We believe that through our unique degree program we can provide them with the resources and knowledge to make a strong start towards developing a professional career in the entertainment industry.” Continue reading

Top five posts for June 2015

The month of June has been a wild one, but some of readers favorite posts have included:

41. Leaving a musical legacy at FBC Eupora with 138 views… read this story at

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Top three posts for February

2015-02-06 17.02.391. The top blog post for February was the photos of the Deer & Chicken Dinner fundraiser at Walthall Baptist Church…see more photos from this event at


2. The second most popular post for the month of February was from my dad’s retirement reception in Gonzales, La. … see these photos at

313. And with all of their success at the State Beta Club Convention and in other state-wide competitions, the top three post for February was about Long Time Coming… see their story at


What was your favorite blog post in February 2015?

Top posts/stories of 2014

To commemorate 2014, I thought it would be fun to see what stories/blog posts readers loved most this year… click on the links to rate the stories for yourself…

Amanda Clark, Amber Burkett, Kelli Kilpatrick, Paula Rumore and Natalie Medders are a few of the women who volunteer to help local fire departments. (Submitted photo)

Amanda Clark, Amber Burkett, Kelli Kilpatrick, Paula Rumore and Natalie Medders are a few of the women who volunteer to help local fire departments. (Submitted photo)

1. The top story of the year was Working women volunteer for the Webster County Fire Department with 476 views. This story was featured in the July 30, 2014 editions of  The Webster Progress Times and The Choctaw Plaindealer … click on the link to read this story at … Continue reading

Long Time Coming perform gospel favorites

3Performing gospel favorites such as “I’ll Fly Away,” “I Saw The Light,” and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” Long Time Coming is growing in popularity with their unique sound.

Group members include Christian Long, Embry Long and Logan Long, triplet sons of Russell and Angel Long of Eupora. Christian plays harmonica and bass, Embry plays drums and mandolin, and Logan plays lead and rhythm guitar.

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