By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – On Food Day at HealthWorks, children participated in a variety of activities Saturday that showcased and celebrated the movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food. Rebekah Wilson, Food Day organizer, said HealthWorks wanted to put an emphasis on improving healthier eating habits. “We wanted to think of ways […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – No one wants to talk about suicide, but it’s a dialogue that has to happen in families, schools and the community. “In 80 percent of suicide attempts, we have an opportunity to recognize the warning signs,” Jason Foundation president Clark Flatt told more than 130 people gathered […]

Jan Leslie has survived cancer three times.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – To say Jan Leslie has overcome adversity is an understatement. The 60-year-old retiree refuses to sit still, after multiple brushes with her life, and not just from cancer. “When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I found a knot that I knew needed to be checked,” […]

Evelyn Wheeler laughs with Dietrich Lindsey at the Sisters Network meeting.

The Sisters Network is all about connections. Breast cancer survivors support each other and leverage their personal networks to put the pink spotlight on breast cancer, especially in the African-American communi

Patsy Gregory has been cancer free since February 2008.

TUPELO – After Patsy Gregory, leader of small group at The Orchard, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, she continued to wear makeup and walk four miles a day, imagining she was walking out the cancer.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – For a decade, a large sunny yellow home on the west side of Tupelo has offered refuge to the dying and their families. Sanctuary Hospice House was created so people could die with dignity, without pain, surrounded by those who cared about them. Since Sanctuary welcomed its […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The 14th annual Celebration Village will be overflowing with good cheer and great shopping. “It’s the biggest market ever,” said Heather Palmer, director of outreach and fundraising for Sanctuary Hospice, which benefits from the holiday bazaar. The Sanctuary Hospice Auxiliary will welcome 140 vendors to the Tupelo […]

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Sanctuary Hospice opened in 2005 with 16 patient rooms. In 2012, it opened an addition with eight more patient rooms. Sanctuary has been a community effort, with thousands of volunteers and donors working to create a peaceful setting for the dying and their families.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – The Bakery at Celebration Village needs the community’s help to make it successful again this year. “We need cakes, iced-layer cakes, Bundt cakes, breads, muffins, cookies, brownies, frozen casseroles and soups, chicken and dressing – anything people want to make,” said Reta Doughty, chairman of the volunteer group […]

By Jeff Roberson Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Last year at the first Color Invasion Oxford event, more people turned out than predicted. This year, even more are expected. What is Color Invasion Oxford? It’s a 5K run/walk with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Mississippi Alzheimer’s Association. It’s at 8 a.m. on Oct. […]