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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Universities still battling global food insecurity

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Hunger and food insecurity are problems that are at once global and local. To be sure, relatively affluent nations like the U.S. face far less dire circumstances than to regions of the world like Sub-Saharan Africa.

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In awe of my friend Morley Piper

Joel McNeece

“It’s a day that will live throughout history. I have thought about it every day,” Morley Piper told the Georgia Press Association.

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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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Prisoner work program cuts are “trickle down” economics

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – I’m not particularly surprised that Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher is stepping on the toes of local and county government leaders as he attempts to clean up the mess in operating the state’s prison system left behind by the corruption-riddled regime of former Commissioner Chris Epps.

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Rupert Lunceford is among our best

Joel McNeece

“King of the Deadbeats” – that’s Rupert Lunceford’s title with the early morning coffee crowd at Nancy’s Restaurant in Calhoun City. It’s only humorous because it’s so opposite the man, one of the most respected in all of Calhoun County.

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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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Delta Council sees 80 years of progress

Sid Salter

CLEVELAND – The 80th Annual Meeting of the Delta Council on May 29 on the campus of Delta State University presented a tableau of modern Mississippi that will likely never make network television or the national newspapers.

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Hal Reese’s “Taps” an important part of our Memorial Day services

Joel McNeece

It’s always the most solemn moment of each Memorial Day service here in Calhoun County, but also the most poignant, thanks in part to Hal Reese, Jr.
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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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