By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – To even casual passers-by, the GumTree Museum of Art is seen as a building of history and elegance. Originally the Peoples Bank and Trust Company, the museum opened in 1985 with Greco-Roman detail on both the interior and the exterior of the arts hub. That aforementioned elegance, […]

This week’s column was written by Guest Columnist Jonathan Martin. ––––– “How many likes now, Dad?” That’s my son, George. He’s a precocious 6-year-old. This question, anxiously delivered, references a photo posted on Facebook a few weeks ago: One where he and his younger brother are posing in our backyard wearing oversized straw hats tilted […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal I have lingering bad feelings toward “Now You See Me” (2013) because I didn’t think the big reveal at the end made much sense, so I didn’t have high hopes for “Now You See Me 2.” The heroes from the first film, Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt (Woody Harrelson) and […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BELDEN – When Kim Overton was 14 years old, her mother and stepfather bought a country grocery store between Houston and Houlka. They were so busy at work that supper time became an afterthought. “I finally decided if I was going to eat I was going to have to cook […]

Lasagna 6 lasagna noodles 1 pound ground beef 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce 1 (15-ounce) can tomatoes 11⁄4 teaspoons salt 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano 1 (16-ounce) carton cottage cheese 2 to 3 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese Kraft grated Parmesan and Romano cheese blend Boil noodles according to package directions; […]

One night last week, I got a hankering for chicken cooked with lemons. I have a standby recipe from Ina Garten, “The Barefoot Contessa,” which starts with a pan sauce of wine and olive oil, but I didn’t want the calories in that dish. I also have a Chinese recipe where chicken is cubed, dredged […]

By Kristin M. Hall Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lincoln “Chips” Moman, a Memphis producer, musician and songwriter who helped Elvis Presley engineer a musical comeback in the late ‘60s and then moved to Nashville to record Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and other top country performers, died Monday in LaGrange, Georgia. He was 79. Donny […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal FAWN GROVE – The late Sonja Tackett arrived on U.S. shores knowing how to speak half a dozen languages, but English wasn’t one of them. “She was from near Kiev. She lived on a farm, not in the city, but near Kiev,” said Jimmy Hall, her son-in-law. “On the […]

“There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.” – Susan B. Anthony “Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.” – Henry Ford ––––– When I was much younger, I would tell my mother I wanted to be the first person born […]