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Cook of the Week JoAnna Ohler

Tippah County woman known far and wide for caramel cakes

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BLUE MOUNTAIN – Joann Ohler has been cooking for a crowd for as long as she can remember. As the fourth...

Scalloped Tomatoes 1 small onion, chopped 1⁄2 stick butter or margarine 21⁄2 cups canned tomatoes 1 cup toasted bread cubes* 1⁄2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice Salt and pepper Fine bread crumbs for topping 1⁄2 cup grated cheese Sauté onion in butter. Combine onion with tomatoes, bread cubes, sugar and lemon juice. Season with […]

My husband, Charlie, and I have been practicing empty-nesting this summer.Daughter Mary has been at camp, where she is a counselor, since the middle of May. And son Patrick periodically leaves us to stay with friends, visit the beach or attend running camp. A friend of ours who is in a similar situation said she’s […]

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"The Gift" producer Ken Petrie spoke to the media on Tuesday about the short film that was shot in Tupelo this past weekend.

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – The mystery film shot in Tupelo over the weekend is still a bit of a mystery. The film’s producer, Ken Petrie, told the media on Tuesday that the independent film, “The Gift,” is about “a boy at the crossroads of his life – it’s a coming of age […]

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Weston Poole, 6, left, and Vikram Yeddula, 6, both of Tupelo, talk about Vikram's Lego creation, which is based on a port on the Indian Ocean.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Directions? Who needs directions? About 30 kids put their original Lego art on display at the Lee County Library on Monday. The Lego Fair was the brainchild of Shruti Gupta of Tupelo, who wanted to challenge her kids to get creative with their blocks. “I do a […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Members of the Mississippi Painter’s Society will put their best work forward at the GumTree Museum of Art. The group’s annual show will begin with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, and everyone’s invited. “It’s a great thrill to exhibit at the GumTree and […]

JACKSON (AP) – The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting the state’s third human case of West Nile virus for 2014 and the fifth case of chikungunya virus. The new reported West Nile case is in Rankin County. Earlier, health officials reported cases in Newton and Hinds counties. The state health department only reports […]

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Pastor Daniel Mejia preaches about a passage from the Bible on Sunday evening during The Orchard Hispanos church service at Origins Church.

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – When Daniel Mejia left his home in Quito, Ecuador, to spend a summer learning about ministry at The Orchard in Tupelo, he fully intended to return to his home and work in his family’s ministry. Two years have passed, and the 25-year-old minister is still in Tupelo. Now, […]

“Merely satisfying customers will not be enough to earn their loyalty. Instead, they must experience exceptional service worthy of their repeat business and referral.” – Rick Tate “Customers don’t expect you to be perfect. They do expect you to fix things when they go wrong.” – Donald Porter, British Airways ––––– Customer service is a […]

By Leslie Criss Daily Journal Tupelo author Elaine Hussey hit one out of the park with “The Sweetest Hallelujah,” but could she do it again with her latest novel? I believe she has. “The Oleander Sisters,” set on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1969 as a storm named Camille courses closer, is Hussey at her […]