Monthly Archives: June 2013

New procedure gives reflux relief for many patients

From Press Reports   Elwanda Walker endured test after test and tried medication upon medication before finding relief from chronic reflux in a new procedure done exclusively in this region at North Mississippi Medical Center. Reflux, also called gastroesophageal reflux…

Late freezes delay, reduce blueberries

By Bonnie Coblentz MSU Ag Communications   Late-spring cold snaps and untimely freezes have delayed harvests and reduced yields for Mississippi’s 2013 blueberry crop. George Traicoff of Hernando runs a family owned and operated you-pick operation in DeSoto County. He…

Crop update, tour set for July 11 Pontotoc station

From Press Reports   Growers, crop consultants and other agriculture professionals in north Mississippi can learn about the latest crop research and emerging technologies during a July 11 field day in Pontotoc. Researchers and specialists with Mississippi State University’s Extension…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. A song I played quite often on my radio show was “Ah Leah” by Donnie Iris. I recently did a search for that 1981 hit and came upon a live…

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CCHS cheerleaders’ head to camp Choctaw County High School varsity cheerleaders’ head to cheer camp this week. This cheerleader squad is the first cheerleaders of the new Choctaw County High School Chargers. Submitted photo

Weir Summer Reading Program a success

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From press reports   Digging out “fossils” and learning how fossils are made was the topic of the Weir Summer Reading Program on June 11. Kids dug out “fossils” or chocolate chips out of a chocolate chip cookie and looked…

Baseball camp

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Future baseball stars had one-on-one help from current and recent baseball stars. Boys attending Dakota Brasher’s Baseball Camp, June 10-12, at the Tom Glasgow Park in Ackerman, learned helpful hints on fielding, hitting, base running and sliding. They learned this…

Simpson Water Association opens new office

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for Simpson Water Association on June 13. The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the ceremony. The ceremony was held in conjunction with Simpson WA Open House. 
Pictured is Simpson Water Association board members, customers and friends of the water association.

By Staff and Press Reports   Simpson Water Association recently opened a new office at 9820 MS Hwy. 413 in Weir and held an open house for customers to tour the office and see some of their new technology. The…