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.
[Read more...]

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:
[Read more...]

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.
[Read more...]

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:
[Read more...]

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.

[Read more...]

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.
[Read more...]

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.
[Read more...]

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.
[Read more...]

Not much fun in moving

Lisa McNeece

Finally, rain. I had really gotten tired of watering every single day, and some of my plants were starting to look stressed.
[Read more...]

Saddened by passing of Gayle Bullard’s dog “Bud”

Lisa McNeece

I was so sad to hear of the passing of Gayle Bullard’s Yellow Lab “Bud” on Thursday.

[Read more...]