April McGreger’s “Sweet Potato Hummus” a success

Lisa McNeece

After a month of “intending to,” I made April McGreger’s Sweet Potato Hummus over the weekend and loved it.
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Bipartisan prison contract review board features strong characters

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – If anyone was expecting Gov. Phil Bryant to appoint a state Department of Corrections contract review task force panel that was a Republican rubber stamp crew, they are likely disappointed. Instead, Bryant appointed a strong bipartisan group of reviewers who have strong principles and who won’t worry about offending anyone.

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Bruce and Calhoun City one more time

Joel McNeece

Bruce and Calhoun City will meet for the 66th time overall, but only the third time in postseason play when they clash helmets this Friday at “The Boneyard.”

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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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In parking lots, it’s amazing what passes for handicapped in state

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Go to a supermarket or big box discount store on any busy day and watch the circus. If the day you choose is a cold or rainy day, prepare to watch a three-ring circus.

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Need some actual political debate in 2015; Byers’ record full of red flags

Joel McNeece

Most people I’ve talked to over the past week seem genuinely delighted to have last week’s elections behind us. That’s an indication of how brutal some of the campaigning was, combined with the frustration and indifference many people feel regarding modern day politics.

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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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Cochran, the old scarred warrior, remains on the job on Capitol Hill

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – The good news is that the significant majority of Mississippi voters – Republican, Democrat, black, white, conservative, moderate and liberal – voted against squandering the hard-won seniority of veteran Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran by voting to re-elect him.

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World War I Museum highlights trip to Kansas City

Joel McNeece

The highlights have been varied over the past 10 years as Dr. Bruce Longest and I have continued our quest to check off visits to every NFL city, and it hasn’t always been the Sunday afternoon game.

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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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