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Susan Gilbert begins putting names on the Salvation Army's Angel Tree at The Mall at Barnes Crossing on Monday.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – The Salvation Army Angel Tree campaign went into full swing Monday at The Mall at Barnes Crossing food court. Each year, the Army decorates a Christmas tree with anonymous profiles of children in need. These profiles include a child’s age, clothing sizes, and three items from their Christmas […]

By Michael R. Sisak Associated Press PHILADELPHIA – A pontiff who has long championed humble acts – sneaking off to break bread with the homeless as an archbishop and washing the feet of young prisoners early in his papacy – is coming to the City of Brotherly Love. Pope Francis confirmed Monday that he will […]

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Writer and illustrator Sarah Frances Hardy has a studio attached to her Oxford home, where she works on her children's books and other projects. "If I can get out here, I'll stay out here," she said. "That's the key: Get out here."

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – Ideas are relatively easy to come by, but good ideas are a different story. “When you’re brainstorming, it’s usually the 25th idea that does it, not the first, second or third,” said Sarah Frances Hardy, an Oxford-based children’s book writer and illustrator. “You have to get through […]

“Sweater, n. Garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.” – Ambrose Bierce “You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live […]

The oatmeal cookie is my cookie of choice. If it has raisins in it, that’s a bonus. I was eating an oatmeal-raisin cookie the other day and noticed a strange tang in the flavor profile. I had tasted oatmeal cookies like that occasionally, through the years, but it had been a while. Though I had […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal In World War II, the Know Your Bible company began manufacturing metal-plated Bibles, designed to fit in the front pocket of a soldier’s uniform. Over the course of the war, stories reached home of these Bibles blocking bullets, saving the lines of young infantrymen. Earlier wars saw other tokens, flasks […]

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Boys and Girls Club board member Lucy Nash, left, stands nearby as local celebrity chefs Jim Goodwin, center, and Dr. Louis Britton check out the Park Heights kitchen Friday afternoon where they will be competing.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Four good-natured and good-hearted “chefs” will help feed and entertain a crowd, all the while raising money for charity. For the second year, Park Heights restaurant will host Cooking Like the Stars, a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi. Dr. Louis Britton, Dianne Craig, […]

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During Doris Young’s last days, she was surrounded by family, including her husband of 68 years Ronnie Young and daughter Carol Ann Coker in her Bristow Acres  home. The support of NMMC Hospice staff members, like social worker Shirley Wood, was invaluable in helping them take care of Doris Young at home. Young passed away on Monday.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Hospice helped Carol Ann Coker keep her promise to her mother. Doris Young died at her Tupelo home Monday evening, surrounded by her family. Her husband of 68 years, Ronnie Young held her hand as she took her last breaths. For months, North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice […]

While contagious viruses are active year round, fall and winter are when we are all most vulnerable to them. This is largely because people spend more time indoors with others when the weather gets cold. Because colds and flu share many of the same symptoms, it is sometimes difficult to tell the difference based on […]