CCJ an international paper thanks to the late Charlie Johnson

South Vietnam Photo

We were so sorry to hear of the death of Col. Charlie Johnson. He and Joel had been corresponding for years, but more in recent months.
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Mrs. Ward always has a good story with her subscription renewal

Lisa McNeece

When Anne C. Ward of Memphis sends in her subscription renewal, she always sends a great story from the BHS class of ‘55.
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Ellie Kathryn keeps us laughing

Lisa McNeece

Granddaughter Ellie Kathryn certainly keeps us laughing. She was genuinely surprised that Santa came to see her, because she said she had been bad.
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Christmas tree barely survived the season with Charlie lurking

charlie-tree

I have taken Christmas decorations down in all kinds of weather– 30 degrees, 60 degrees, rainy, windy, etc.
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Crazy weather, lots of Christmas activities and Jo Tedford’s Pecan Pie Muffins

Lisa McNeece

It was a weekend full of crazy weather and Christmas activities.
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Piano recital reminded me of time in my youth

Lisa McNeece

It’s been a really, really long time since I have had anything to do with a piano recital. When Celia and I were students at Bruce Elementary school in the mid-1960s, we took piano lessons from Mary Sue Wells. Her husband was Rev. Billy Wells.
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Moving to see emotions from state champion Wildcats

Lisa McNeece

In my newspaper career, I’ve covered more than 250 high school football games, probably eight state championship games, but have only been present at two won in Calhoun County– Friday’s state championship game where Calhoun City beat Bay Springs and the 1996 Bruce Championship game.
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Thanksgiving meal a surprising success

Lisa McNeece

Thanksgiving dinner at our house was a surprising success. For someone who is not a very accomplished cook, I’m always pleased when things turn out well.
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Christmas card pictures always a challenge

Lisa McNeece

I’ve said every year, if a video was made of me and my family taking Christmas card photos, it would be better than any card photo we could make, and this year was no exception.
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Going back in time at Stepp Saver Pharmacy

Lisa McNeece

It was so odd walking in to Stepp-Saver Pharmacy Friday morning and hearing the clickety clack of a typewriter.
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