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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...

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Maeve Perich, 10, dumps a bucket of water on Grace Morrison, 13, during a water games activity Wednesday afternoon at Camp Tik-A-Witha. Maeve and Grace are Let's All Play campers and are attending the week-long camp and participating in activities with Elizabeth Gwin Session for Special Children campers.

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal OKOLONA – Archery, canoeing, horseback riding and zip-lining are creating smiles for kids of all ages and abilities this week. Elizabeth Gwin Session for Special Children at Camp Tik-A-Witha has offered new experiences and accomplishments for 45 children. Girl Scouts of the Heart of the South Council spent June at […]

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This school lunch tray prepared at Pierce Street Elementary School contains all the components of a healthy lunch: a chicken sandwich on a whole grain-rich bun, sweet potato fries, fresh vegetables, fresh orange slices, canned pears and a fat-free milk.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Students in Mississippi’s public school cafeterias will see a few changes on their plates this fall. “These are being implemented as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010,” said Lynne Rogers, director of food service for the Tupelo Public School District. The district has slowly been […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – When Robert Skelton was a little boy living in Amory, he used to pretend he had his own cooking show on television. “I was about 11, so this was long before the Food Network,” said Skelton, 40. “The only cooking shows on were the Cajun guy Justin Wilson […]

Pepperoni Chicken 6 large chicken breast halves 20 large pepperoni slices, divided 2 1⁄2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese, divided Olive Oil 2 cups marinara sauce Pound chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic wrap until as flat as possible without tearing in the middle. Cover each with 3 slices of pepperoni, overlapping each pepperoni piece […]

In my book, rainy days and Crock-Pot meals just go together, even in summertime. So on Friday, as I was doing some work from home, I decided I’d put something on to cook so I’d have a no-fuss meal ready for supper. Of course, the first thing that came to mind was a pot roast, […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – On Friday, brother and sister Jeremy and Kendra White will see the final product of over two-and-a-half years spent working on their first feature-length film. “Summer Snow” marks the first feature film for the American Family Association as well. The movie tells the story of Hallie, a young […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Runners and walkers will be the light in the dark Friday for the Women First Resource Center. For the third year in a row, the Tupelo Running Club will hold Nightcrawler 5K at Ballard Park to benefit the Tupelo-based resource center created to support breast cancer survivors […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – On the heels of last week’s 8 Days of Hope campaign come over 160 teenagers from across the South with the World Changers organization. Through Friday, the volunteers from eight churches in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Missouri and Louisiana will work to revitalize substandard housing in Tupelo and Lee […]

JACKSON (AP) – The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming one new human case of chikungunya virus. Health officials say in a news release the newest case occurred in a resident who recently returned from the Dominican Republic. This is the fourth human case reported in a Mississippi. The three cases previously reported occurred […]