Monthly Archives: August 2013

Verbena: A hot plant for a hot place

By Lelia Kelly and David Nagel

Extension Horticulture Specialists


Need a good plant for those hot, dry, sunny places? How about verbena?

Pink, red, and white-flowering selections are common, but those aren’t your only choices.  One is called “Peaches … Read more

More Back to School Recipes: Brock’s Best!

I have more easy recipes for your busy weeknights! It’s Brock to the rescue! What is better than super home-cooked meals and desserts when you get home from a long and busy day? I have three simple and fabulous recipes … Read more

Seeding Cilantro for a fall crop

Horticulture Tips

Most everyone that has a vegetable garden is enjoying fresh tomatoes right now. Those of us who love fresh salsa, picante sauce and other Tex/Mex dishes that are flavored with cilantro are lamenting the fact that our garden Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Richard Nordquist’s article “The William F. Buckley

Vocabulary Quiz” pointed out that the former Firing Line host and seasoned

journalist was equipped with the vocabulary of a mischievous lexicographer and… Read more

Pet of the week


Sparky is a 2 month old lab mix. He has started on shots and worming.  His $40 adoption fee will include a neuter. Please call 285-9006 to schedule an appointment to see him.

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Jail docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed seven incident offense reports and 13 miscellaneous incident reports last week.

7/22/13    Kristina Carpenter  W/F   5/30/85    CsSO  Petit Larceny

7/23/13   Charlene L Jackson   B/F   8/30/51   CSO  No D.L., No Proof of Insurance, & Bench … Read more

Ackerman Elementary School ready

By Glen Blaine, AES principal


I want to welcome everyone back to a new school year and hope that everyone had a wonderful summer break.

We will hold our Open House on Tuesday, August 6th from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. … Read more