Still searching for kid and pet-friendly ant solution

Lisa McNeece

Calhoun City native Anita Cole Alcorn of Oak Ridge, TN, stopped by The Journal to visit Monday.
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Ant problem becoming bigger than gnats

Lisa McNeece

I have an ant problem in the kitchen that just won’t go away. Typically this time of year, I have a few to come in around the sink area. I spray. They go away. End of story.
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Louisiana rice a great discovery; Buck’s caramel cake getting more publicity

Lisa McNeece

Son Marshall brought us a bag of Creole Rose brand rice from a recent trip to Louisiana.
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Finding detours around highway construction, discovering areas needing attention

Lisa McNeece

With road construction on Hwy. 9 well underway, we have all been doing a little strategic planning. Instead of going up Hwy. 9 to son Marshall’s house, I go to McSweyn.
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Keeping granddaughters for a full school week presents old challenges

Lisa McNeece

It’s one thing to keep the granddaughters on a lazy weekend, but having them during the school week is a totally different ball game.
And to up the ante, it was day care graduation photo week and Easter parties, which meant egg dying, making an Easter hat and preparing Easter treats.
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No winds as cold as the winds of March

Lisa McNeece

It was, hands down, one of the coldest weekends we have had since summer– maybe not temperature wise, but with the wind it sure seemed that way.
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A stressful two weeks with our beloved Jack, but we’re all better now

Ellie Kathryn tucks Jack in with a kiss.

At 10 years old, our Yellow Lab Jack, has lived longer than any other Yellow Lab we have owned. The other two died around age 9, both with cancer.
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Raising funds through unique laundry service

Lisa McNeece

Celia and I were quite amused reading in an old Journal about a fundraiser that involved drying clothes.
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Malone shares great memories of old Pittsboro

Lisa McNeece

I loved this memory Jerome Ellard, of Texas, shared with us last week:
“Seeing the name Malone reminded me of times past, of Lowell Malone, (Bill’s father) and his store, the old M&M grocery store that used to be in Pittsboro. Even though Mr. Malone had lived in Pittsboro for years, we always said “he’s from Banner” – funny.  [Read more...]

Great anniversary weekend in Buckhead

Lisa McNeece

Our favorite Oxford candy/ice cream store is closing. Holli’s Sweet Tooth on South Lamar will be closing in April after the Double Decker Festival.
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