Great time visiting San Antonio, Riverwalk, Botannical Gardens

Lisa McNeece

Joel and I left here last Wednesday headed to Texas to the annual National Newspaper Association convention in San Antonio. We usually leave for our trips on Thursday, but have had airline issues the past two years that caused us delays in getting to our destination.

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Now there are two buildings named after a Lee at MSU

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – An academic note, if you will, after the biggest college football weekend in Mississippi that I can recall. And while this isn’t as sexy as one of our universities hosting Katy Perry or Tim Tebow, it’s heady stuff.

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Great feeling to be back in Harley saddle

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Absence truly does make the heart grow fonder. At least that’s how I felt Saturday afternoon when I was reunited with my Harley Davidson motorcycle.

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Reids bring Bruce treasures to The Journal; long wait to try TriBecca well worth it

Lisa McNeece

Visiting The Journal last week were Bruce natives Eddie and Gretchen Heise Reid, who now live in Tulsa.

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Nursing home cameras raise privacy, protection questions

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Far more than the Byzantine political considerations, the Cochran nursing home photo uproar raised issues that have absolutely nothing to do with politics and everything to do with privacy and protection.

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George Thomas honor more than deserved

Joel McNeece

When you need a little pick-me-up, Becky Thomas of Vardaman is better than a strong cup of coffee. I was reminded of that last week when I was honored to take part in a ceremony naming the drive outside Vardaman Elementary in memory of her late husband George Thomas – a renowned educator in this area.

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Excited to receive April McGreger’s “Sweet Potatoes” book

Lisa McNeece

We got a treat in the mail Monday– a cookbook by Vardaman native April McGreger. Simply titled “Sweet Potatoes,” the cookbook is part of the highly praised Savor The South Series.

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Understanding health insurance numbers key, plotting state’s future

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – In 2013, the Census Bureau reports in their Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement that about 500,000 Mississippians or around 17.1 percent don’t have health insurance of any kind. Nothing.

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Leave it to adults to spoil great game for the kids

Joel McNeece

The evidence is overwhelming on the value of sports for young people, unless of course adults get in the way. That happened last Friday night in Water Valley where two hard-playing football teams saw the game they love taken over by a handful of men in black and white striped shirts.

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Best pre-game meal found at Anna Beth’s in Pontotoc

Lisa McNeece

Linda Jane Ramage and I had one of our best pre-game meals Friday night in Pontotoc before the Pontotoc/Calhoun City game.

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