Strawberry Cake 1 box strawberry cake mix, prepared 1 (16-ounce) package frozen strawberries, thawed 1 cup hot water 1 small box strawberry gelatin 3⁄4 cup sugar 8 ounces sour cream 1 (8-ounce) container whipped topping Fresh strawberries Prepare cake mix according to package directions and bake in a 9×13-inch dish. Drain strawberries and reserve liquid. […]

I was perusing a new cookbook that was sent to me the other day when I came across a recipe for chicken breasts stuffed with provolone cheese and sage, wrapped in bacon and topped with a marsala sauce. My, I thought, that sounds like it would be good tonight. I made a photocopy of the […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – The Orchard church’s latest project is finally coming down to the wire, and on Sept. 3, the Thrive church will meet for the first time. Thrive aims at netting those struggling with addiction and substance abuse and uses rehab language to explore and heal other life struggles. “People […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The Movie in the Park event has been rescheduled for Saturday at 8:15 p.m. The event, which was postponed this past weekend due to inclement weather, will be held at the Ballard Park Sportsplex. The feature is “Big Hero 6.” Admission is free, and concessions will be available.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – These are busy, creative days for Sam Haskell III. When he’s not in Hollywood, he’s in Atlantic City or Conyers, Georgia. A recent weekend at Magnolia Hill, his Oxford home, provided the chance to change out his laundry and catch “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” with his wife, […]

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” – Ernest Hemingway “Books are like mirrors: If a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.” – J.K. Rowling ––––– I love books. Old and new. I […]

I once went on a six-year streak in which I ate really bad food almost every week day at noon. Microwave faux hamburgers that were probably 50 percent beef and pizza that was so soft and rubbery it had to be folded like a sandwich. Pizza purists can save the email explaining how Brooklyn-style pizza […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – John Grisham says being on the losing side of a Mississippi political fight gave him plenty of time to write big chunks of his first two legal thrillers, “A Time to Kill” and “The Firm.” Grisham took part Saturday in the first Mississippi Book Festival at the […]

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First Presbyterian Church in Pontotoc was built in 1915, and will celebrate 100 years in the current building on August 30. The church has retained its original pews, stained glass, and choir loft.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal PONTOTOC – The congregation of Pontotoc First Presbyterian Church and its pastor, the Rev. Michelle Wood, may seem like an odd coupling. It’s unusual for a pastor’s first assignment to be a church that will turn 100 next Sunday. “We get along well,” Wood said. “It’s interesting to be a […]