Had to explain why no baby at a baby shower

Lisa McNeece

Sunday afternoon we attended a baby shower for niece Abby Rea at the home of Stacey Plunk west of Bruce in the Parker community.

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Great sweet potato desserts at Vardaman banquet; EK and all her stuff

Lisa McNeece

One of the highlights of the annual Sweet Potato Festival Banquet to me is certainly the array of sweet potato desserts. Desserts come from the contest entries that day. So each table has a variety of sweet potato delights.

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Temperatures cooled off considerably for Halloween and Sweet Potato Festival

Lisa McNeece

Octoberfest in Calhoun City the weather was mild, but by Fall Festival in Bruce Friday night, it was freezing.

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Andrew Bryant performing at Proud Larry’s; Great time at Celebration Village

Lisa McNeece

Pittsboro native Andrew Bryant and his Water Liars band will be playing at Proud Larry’s in Oxford this Thursday night.
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Variety of wildlife showing up at our house in the middle of town

Lisa McNeece

My mother, Jo Ann Denley, is continuing to improve at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She has been moved to the rehab part of the hospital which she undergoes physical therapy for most of every day. She fell more than a week ago, fracturing her hip, and had partial hip replacement.

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Addie Claire had lots of questions about Calhoun City football

Lisa McNeece

Since my birthday fell on Friday when we cover high school football, we celebrated a day early at my house.

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Great time visiting San Antonio, Riverwalk, Botannical Gardens

Lisa McNeece

Joel and I left here last Wednesday headed to Texas to the annual National Newspaper Association convention in San Antonio. We usually leave for our trips on Thursday, but have had airline issues the past two years that caused us delays in getting to our destination.

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Reids bring Bruce treasures to The Journal; long wait to try TriBecca well worth it

Lisa McNeece

Visiting The Journal last week were Bruce natives Eddie and Gretchen Heise Reid, who now live in Tulsa.

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Excited to receive April McGreger’s “Sweet Potatoes” book

Lisa McNeece

We got a treat in the mail Monday– a cookbook by Vardaman native April McGreger. Simply titled “Sweet Potatoes,” the cookbook is part of the highly praised Savor The South Series.

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Best pre-game meal found at Anna Beth’s in Pontotoc

Lisa McNeece

Linda Jane Ramage and I had one of our best pre-game meals Friday night in Pontotoc before the Pontotoc/Calhoun City game.

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