Chickenbone gets unusual call; tomato pie recipe a hit

Lisa McNeece

Chickenbone Fire Dept. had a “first ever” Sunday night when they responded to a call from a citizen on CR 151 who had a snake in her house. Yikes!
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Postal Service makes right decision in re-opening Grenada Processing Center

Lisa McNeece

Good news for Journal subscribers and for us. The postal service announced last week that processing of newspapers in Grenada has resumed on a permanent basis.

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Joel and I have very different cravings in the grocery store

A trip to the grocery store with Joel and me is always entertaining, usually ending up with him lusting after some item, and ending with a list of foods I have never eaten (and he for some reason finds fascinating)– Little Debbie Nutty Bars, Honey Buns, bologna, Funyuns, pork skins and more.

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Latest change by U.S. Postal Service creates severe delays for newspaper delivery

Lisa McNeece

Dealing with newspaper subscription delivery is like plugging holes in a leaking dam. You get one problem stopped and two more take its place. Due to continual delivery problems in Houlka, we are now taking the newspapers to the Houlka Post Office ourselves, instead of letting them go on the mail truck to Grenada and then Memphis. Problem solved.

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Ellie Kathryn can’t stand shoes; Addi Claire loves lightning bugs

Lisa McNeece

It has been a chore to get shoes on our 18-month-old granddaughter Ellie Kathryn, but we have finally had success.

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Korean couple travels to Calhoun City to meet their idol Ace Cannon

Lisa McNeece

A Korean couple visiting Calhoun County last week and had a dream come true when they met their idol Ace Cannon.

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Exploring remedies to keep mosquitoes off grandchildren

Lisa McNeece

After a couple of pretty bad reactions to mosquito bites, we have been searching for some preventatives for 18 month old granddaughter Ellie Kathryn.
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Can’t argue with Burgerland’s selections for outstanding burgers in North Mississippi

Lisa McNeece

The Travel Channel’s Burgerland episode in North Mississippi was awesome. The first stop on the show was at Bill’s Hamburgers in Amory. That brought back so many memories of my dad, Sid Salter and I eating burgers there with bottled cokes.

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Learned a new twist on Chocolate Delight; Travel Channel visits Lamar Lounge in Oxford

Lisa McNeece

You learn the most interesting cooking tips in the grocery store. I ran into Pat Ledbetter of Banner last week, and we were discussing my disaster cake a few weeks ago, that I turned into chocolate trifle.

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Cold weekend on the Mississippi Gulf coast

Lisa McNeece

Joel and I spent a couple of days on the Mississippi Gulf Coast last week for a Mississippi Press Association board retreat. That was the coldest trip I’ve ever been on to the Mississippi coast. I didn’t expect it to be that cool and didn’t take a sweater or jacket, but I came home with one.

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