Annual trip to Coast for Press Association meeting a rite of passage

Lisa McNeece

A trip to the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been a rite of passage of summer since I was a little girl.
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Sad to read Rheta Grimsley Johnson is ending her column

Lisa McNeece

I started making this pasta a couple of years ago but have tweaked it some along the way. Unlike some people (my sister Celia, my husband Joel), I follow a recipe exactly how it is written the first time. Then I might make some changes to it.
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Perfecting my okra and more cobblers high on to do list

Lisa McNeece

My upcoming kitchen experiments are perfecting my okra frying technique and cobbler cooking.
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No fear for Ellie Kathryn at the beach

Lisa McNeece

Our beach vacation is over and it could not have been better, despite a day of rain.
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Pepper competition is over as Charlie strikes again

Lisa McNeece

So much for the bell pepper competition. Our Yellow Lab Charlie decided it was large enough to eat, but then he decided he didn’t like bell pepper, so he left it chewed in half on the kitchen floor.
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Winning the bell pepper competition with our son

Lisa McNeece

I’m not sure how the bell pepper “competition” between me and son Marshall got started, but right now I have the edge.
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Reminiscing and learning at Lake Tiak O’Khata and State of Region

Lisa McNeece

To celebrate the end of the school year, we took a girls’ trip Friday to Lake Tiak O’Khata in Louisville.
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Every vote counts and Paul Bullard can prove it

Lisa McNeece

Pittsboro native Paul Bullard sent us a priceless email this week relating to the “60 years ago” about his father that ran in The Journal two weeks ago.
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A heartbreaking goodbye for our old Yellow Lab Jack

Jack & Charlie

Just six days after grandson Jack was born, we said goodbye to our 11-1/2 year old Yellow Lab Jack.
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Jack Marshall arrives to the thrill of us all

Jack Marshall Bailey

Our first grandson, Jack Marshall Bailey, made his arrival last Thursday just after lunch at Baptist Memorial in Oxford. He weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz. and has a head full of dark hair.
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