Weekend in Phoenix was hot, but enjoyable

Lisa McNeece

Joel and I spent a few days in Phoenix last week at a newspaper convention. We left one hot climate for another.
Temperatures there were well over 105, and it felt like it to me. There was no humidity, but when it’s over 105 anywhere, it’s just hot.

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Never know what’s on first graders minds

Lisa McNeece

Whenever I speak to a group of elementary students, I always leave enlightened. Monday morning, I spoke about newspapers to daughter-in-law Whitney Bailey’s 1st grade class at Calhoun City elementary school.

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Mrs. Viola provided us one of our favorite Neshoba County Fair memories

Lisa McNeece

We were so sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Viola Beckett Friday night. Although she was 87 years old, it was unexpected.

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Addi Claire has “squishy” tires; no rain, but lots of heat with Wildcats in Coffeeville

Lisa McNeece

I told Addi Claire Sunday afternoon that her princess bicycle parked on my front porch had a flat tire and she would need to get her daddy to fix it.
“Show me,” she said.
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Busy night on square; Dog Channel entertained us briefly

Lisa McNeece

One of the biggest crowds of the year was on the Bruce Square Thursday night for Throwback Thursday Farmers Market followed by Meet The Trojans.
It’s great to see the square such a hub of activity after-hours.

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Finally conquered longtime family favorite recipe

Lisa McNeece

After more than 20 years of countless failed attempts, I successfully made my Grandmother Denley’s “Family Favorite Meatballs” Sunday.

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Returned home from Neshoba County Fair with lots of great memories

Lisa McNeece

We came home Saturday from the Neshoba County Fair with loads of dirty clothes, some leftover food and memories to last a lifetime. It was our 25th year, and we are already making plans for next year.

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Sausage Pinwheels, Taco Dip have become Neshoba Fair staples

Lisa McNeece

After 25 years at the Neshoba County Fair, we have a couple of mainstay recipes– must be cooked every year. My yearly duty list includes Taco Dip and Sausage Pinwheels.

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Not a fan of carnival rides, but County Fair’s ferris wheel was a hit

Lisa McNeece

As a general rule, I don’t ride amusement park rides, for the simple reason that they make me nauseous. I have never been one who could get on any and every one of them and now limit myself to only the ferris wheel. And sometimes that makes me sick.
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Justin Wade shares anothr Tomato Pie recipe

Lisa McNeece

I have another tomato pie recipe to share. This one is from Jennifer Wade of Calhoun City, whose husband Justin asked her to send to me.

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