Monthly Archives: September 2013

Clark celebrates 10 years in 4-H

BaiLee Clark in 2012, ten years after her first 4-H competition.

By Staff and Press Reports   BaiLee Clark began 4-H in Choctaw County was she was 8 years old. 4-H helped her love for horses grow, as she was able to begin competing in races, rodeos and more. Ten years…

Master Gardener program graduates three interns

Dolphus Cooper, Judith Cooper and Darrell Banks

From press reports   The Choctaw County Master Gardner program graduated three new master gardener interns on August 12, 2013 at the Choctaw County Extension office in Ackerman. Dolphus and Judith Cooper and Darrell Banks received approximately 40 hours of…

Pet of week

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Betty is a 7 month mixed breed dog.  She is spayed, current on shots and on preventatives. She is shy and stays stressed at the shelter.  Betty needs someone to spend time with her, so she can gain confidence and come…

Parents are hands on at FCE

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Parents were invited to French Camp Elementary’s Second Grade to join with their students in writing an expository text about the desert then creating a desert diorama to depict their writing.  Parents and students had a great time and showed amazing…

CCHS Homecoming Maids and Escorts

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The 2013 Choctaw County High School Homecoming Maids and their escorts are: (left to right) (back row) 7th Grade: Rakeim Ashford, Abbie Paten, Deshaun Carter, Amelia Pratt, 9th Grade: Logan Carter, Chloe Grissom, Makenzie Toombs, Bradley Boykin, 8th Grade: Alison…

FCE Little Chargers

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French Camp Elementary announces their Little Chargers for the month of August. These students have shown exemplary character in the classroom for the month of August. Pictured is: (left to right) (front row) Alexandria Jackson, Gary Brown, Baylee Henderson, and…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. Sometimes I hear a familiar classical music composition, but will not be able to identify the composer nor the composition’s title. For example, I recently heard Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky’s Piano…

Supes discuss proposed tax incentives for MS Forge

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer   Proposed tax incentives to help Mississippi Forge open in Ackerman was on the agenda for the September 17 Choctaw County Board of Supervisors meeting. Jigar Kadakia is planning on opening the former Ackerman…

Containers extend fresh herb season

By Gary R. Bachman MSU Horticulturist Coastal Research & Extension Center   With fall officially here, many gardeners hooked on cooking with herbs may start to worry about how they’re going to cook once it’s too cold to grow herbs…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. My students and I practice techniques by Stanislavski (1863-1938), whose objective in performing was to represent the truth of behavior through representational means. Stanislavski’s approach was to work from the…