Great pumpkin eater around our house finally caught

Halloween needs to get here quickly. I’m running out of pumpkins. I usually buy five pumpkins in various sizes and colors to decorate around the outside of the house for Halloween. Except for the one we carve for a Jack-O-Lantern, I leave the others out until Thanksgiving.

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Two new businesses open in Calhoun City; EBT shutdown causes riot in Philly

Lisa McNeece

Two new businesses opened in Calhoun City last week– the Laundromat and Trade to Treasures.

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Getting a new, fresh look at The Journal

Lisa McNeece

We are doing a little spruce up work on the front of The Journal office. The railroad ties that lined the parking lot had started to rot, and we wanted a fresher look.

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Penne pasta dish provides last minute supper

Lisa McNeece

I wish I were organized enough to plan meals in advance, but it rarely works that way at my house. Often I find myself looking in the pantry, thinking “I really need to use that before it goes out of date.”

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Last Friday was one of the worst weather games I’ve ever covered

Lisa McNeece

I’ve covered a lot of high school football games– cold, hot or wet, or sometimes a combination, but Friday night was one of the worst.

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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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