Jack is loving the figs; Dr. Keenum didn’t care for our umbrella

Lisa McNeece

The fig tree has been in our back yard for as long as I can remember. Every year, I have big plans for those figs, but it never seems to work out.

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Gender reveal, aka “Sex Party,” at Neshoba County Fair a big hit

Lisa McNeece

Gender reveal parties are sort of a new fad for pregnant women, but catching on quickly.  The party is where expectant parents share the moment they discover their baby’s sex.

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New additions to this year’s Neshoba County Fair menu

Lisa McNeece

My pre-fair cooking is done, perhaps the earliest ever. I always try to do some cooking before we go to Philadelphia, because it’s just so much easier.

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Bruce Sawmill Festival was most successful ever; enjoyed short trip to Hot Springs

Lisa McNeece

Bruce’s Sawmill Festival had the biggest crowd in its history on Friday night and Saturday. The square was full of vendors and visitors with quite a festive atmosphere throughout. In addition to the local crowd, there were Calhoun County natives and a lot of out-of towners.

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County failing to completely empty garbage bins an ongoing problem

Lisa McNeece

An on-going problem that complaining doesn’t seem to get permanently fixed– garbage left in your garbage bin after pickup.

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Family beach trip cut short, but still memory making

Lisa McNeece

Our family beach trip was abbreviated last week due to visitation and funeral of Kerry Heinz. We normally leave Wednesday afternoon and return home Sunday, but this year, we left Wednesday morning and came home early Friday morning.

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I feel like a part of me is missing

Kerry Heinz and Lisa McNeece

Kerry Heinz and I have been best friends since elementary school. Along the way, there have been boyfriends, marriages, babies, divorces, deaths, but we’ve always had each other.

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I don’t recall the first Journal office on the square

Lisa McNeece

Part of the renovation in The Journal has included new artwork for the walls. On one of the front walls, we had canvas prints made of The Journal in three different time periods.

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Homemade Butterfinger ice cream makes its first appearance of the summer

Lisa McNeece

I have a new favorite food blog, that I discovered, of course, through Pinterest. The blog is South Your Mouth. And the recipe that caught my attention was Butterfinger Pie with a photo that made my mouth water.

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Scooby Doo comes to my aid at SquareFest in Calhoun City

Lisa McNeece

Calhoun City’s Square-Fest was well attended Friday night for movies on the square and the 5K Glow Run. It rained on and off Friday, but sawdust was brought in on the wettest areas of the square, and the rain held off Saturday for the arts and crafts part of the festival.

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