Our Christmas tree is stunning, unlike any of those of my youth

Joel McNeece

My wife Lisa and I spent the holiday weekend putting up our Christmas tree. Technically speaking, I drug the artificial tree down from the attic and placed it in the stand.

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Holiday weekend a challenge after iPhone disaster

Lisa McNeece

It was exciting to have a pretty Thanksgiving morning for me to go on a long bike ride before Joel and I went to his parents’ house in Raymond. The weather was sunny and not too cold.
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Cochran helps level playing field for state’s catfish farmers

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – In what has been at times a bitter and personal political battle over the last several years, Mississippi U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain have traded shots over legislation that would protect U.S. aquaculture trade interests from Chinese and Vietnamese competition.
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The best Thanksgiving dressing absolutely anywhere

Joel McNeece

I was walking to Sissy Tunnell’s third grade class at Bruce Elementary last week to learn about the marvelous book they made for this Thanksgiving when BES Principal Jeff Patton and I began talking about how much we were looking forward to this week’s feast.
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Family of photographers doesn’t help when shooting Christmas card picture

Lisa McNeece

You would think in a family of photographers that taking pictures for a Christmas card would be no big deal. But throw in a dog and a child who doesn’t want to have her picture made, and you have quite the challenge.
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Thanksgiving still matters

Charlie Mitchell

Halloween. Thanksgiving. Christmas. Bam, bam, bam. The trifecta of holidays. The middle one is this week.
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The good, the bad, and the ugly of our trip to Denver

denver

My 11th annual NFL excursion with Dr. Bruce Longest was a tale of the good, the bad, and the ugly.
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Enjoying Sweet Potato Banquet with Addi Claire

Lisa McNeece

With Joel out of town last weekend, granddaughter Addi Claire was my date for the Sweet Potato Banquet Saturday night. Addi Claire will be 7 in December.
Her favorite part of the banquet was the display table of sweet potato creations for the Imagination Contest and the poster winners.
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Post-Initiative 42: State voters sent strong, important messages

Sid Salter

The defeat of initiative 42 in one of the most combative, hard-fought Mississippi election contests in my memory is not one that should imply “victory” to either side. But there were strong messages sent by the electorate.
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Reluctant heroes, proud survivors

Joel McNeece

Dwight Hellums admirably declines the description, but he’s a hero.
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