Our Christmas tree is stunning, unlike any of those of my youth

Joel McNeece

My wife Lisa and I spent the holiday weekend putting up our Christmas tree. Technically speaking, I drug the artificial tree down from the attic and placed it in the stand.

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The best Thanksgiving dressing absolutely anywhere

Joel McNeece

I was walking to Sissy Tunnell’s third grade class at Bruce Elementary last week to learn about the marvelous book they made for this Thanksgiving when BES Principal Jeff Patton and I began talking about how much we were looking forward to this week’s feast.
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The good, the bad, and the ugly of our trip to Denver

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My 11th annual NFL excursion with Dr. Bruce Longest was a tale of the good, the bad, and the ugly.
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Reluctant heroes, proud survivors

Joel McNeece

Dwight Hellums admirably declines the description, but he’s a hero.
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Jack is both trouble and a teacher

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I change the wallpaper on my iPhone routinely, but the subject of the picture is virtually always the same – my dog Jack.
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Support our kids, not the politicians

Joel McNeece

I believe in Mississippi. I believe we can be better and deserve better than 50th. I believe the path to maximizing the potential of our great state is through education and opportunity. That is why I support Initiative 42 and urge you to do the same.
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White House Hotel is Crown Jewel of the Mississippi Gulf Coast

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I now consider it the true Crown Jewel of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. When looking for a place to stay, I whole-heartedly recommend The White House Hotel on Beach Boulevard in Biloxi.
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Finally found the history on Bruce’s busiest street

Joel McNeece

Few could match my lifelong love of history, but R.T. Ramage might.
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Talking newspapers and more in fun St. Louis

Joel McNeece

It had been 40 years since I looked out the tiny windows atop the famous St. Louis Arch. It was a lot bigger in my memory.
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State leaders intent on confusing us voters

Joel McNeece

Not long after last week’s Journal came out Bob Cooper, of Bruce, called me to discuss Initiative 42, the citizen sponsored proposal seeking improved funding for our schools.
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