Monthly Archives: June 2013

Chargers approved as new mascot

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer   A new tradition begins this year when the Choctaw County Chargers take the field for the first time this fall. With a new high school (Choctaw County High School), comes a new mascot…

French Camp Academy holds commencement ceremony

French Camp Academy held their 2013 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Seniors pose for a photo before becoming graduates of FCA. The Class of 2013 at French Camp Academy celebrates after their Commencement Ceremony. Photos by Sylvia Dickson…

Peeples retires from AHS

Judy Peeples, cafeteria manager, at Ackerman High School turned in her apron this year. She is retiring after 25 years with the Choctaw County School District. Pictured is Judy with the AHS Cafeteria Staff and Judy Black, Nutritional Director. The…

Emmerich Newspapers acquires Kosciusko Star-Herald

From press reports   Emmerich Newspapers has acquired the The Star-Herald in Kosciusko, Mississippi from Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a newspaper merger and acquisition firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented CNHI in the transaction.…

Millipedes on the move

The prolonged wet weather has prompted a lot of calls about garden millipedes, Oxidus gracilis.  Although these arthropods are harmless to people, pets, and plants, they can become quite a nuisance when they occur in the kind of numbers that…

Dendy, Froshour take top prize

By Adam Minichino The Commercial Dispatch   Score one for the “Perch Jerkers.” Even though Rick Dendy, of Ackerman, and Carl Froshour don’t consider that style of fishing “old school,” they are right at home without spider rigging and fishing…

Charger Football Camp held

Eighteen boys enjoyed three days of learning about football from the coaching staff of the Choctaw County High School Chargers coaching staff. The camp was held May 28-30 at the football field. The 18 future football players, in grades 1st-6th,…

What kind of a saver are you?

Many believe that low-and moderate-income families cannot afford to save and build wealth. Yet research shows that there are “savers” and “spenders” in all income classes. While those with modest incomes cannot save as much as the affluent, almost all…

Marriage education workshop graduates

By Press Reports   The most recent class to complete the Building Strong Families (BSF) marriage education workshop entitled 8 Habits of a Successful Marriage was recently held at Emerson Family Center in Starkville. The classes, free of charge, were…