Neshoba Fair traditions endure after quarter century

Lisa McNeece

After more than 25 years at the Neshoba County Fair, some of our traditions still stand– sausage pinwheels at breakfast, group photo on the first Saturday afternoon, participating in the Williams’ silly string fight on Sunday afternoon, etc.
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Rediscovering the joys of riding a bike

Lisa McNeece

One of the highlights of our early summer trip to Jekyll Island was renting bicycles and riding for two days of our stay.
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Banana wins top honors among Sawmill Fest’s homemade ice cream

Lisa McNeece

Was it this hot last year? I don’t think so. It is miserably, dangerously hot and I absolutely hate it. I can handle cold much better.
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Best recipe I’ve tried this year

Lisa McNeece

This is the best recipe I have tried this year. It came from Eat, Drink, Mississippi magazine which is published by newspaper friends in Monticello. The magazine is great, and I always find a good recipe or two, but this one is tops:
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Postal issues return, but we’re working on it

Lisa McNeece

Once again, we are having problems with our newspaper delivery via the postal service.
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Fabulous week in New Orleans for variety of reasons

Lisa McNeece

A few notes, observations, happenings from our trip to New Orleans last week for the annual Mississippi Press Association summer convention which was a joint meeting with Louisiana Press:
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Flowers not cooperative when I needed them most

Lisa McNeece

The one time I want to make flower arrangements with flowers from my yard, nothing was cooperating. I planned to do several arrangements of fresh flowers for Marshall and Whitney’s house warming last weekend.  If it weren’t for my Endless Summer Hydrangeas, I would have panicked.

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Based on my packing skills, organizational skills are deteriorating

Lisa McNeece

Over the past couple of years, my husband Joel’s organization skills have improved while mine have deteriorated. And nowhere is that more evident than when we are packing for a trip.
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Century Agave plant at Wells’ home something to see

Century Agave Plant

The next time you are driving past Parker Memorial Funeral Home on Hwy 9 N take a look at the stalk shooting off the agave plant in the former yard of the former Bobby and Romona Wells yard.
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Wonderful history shared on Countiss house

Lisa McNeece

Bettye Bennett Speed, of Stevensville, MD, sent us an email Thursday after seeing The Journal’s online photos of the historic Countiss house fire last Tuesday.
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