Monthly Archives: November 2013

Check priorities, relax to reduce holiday stress

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Ag Communications   JACKSON – Family gatherings, marathon cooking sessions and shopping trips induce waves of anxiety instead of moments of joy for some. “Some families feel a lot of pressure to create the perfect holiday…

Obituaries

Mr. Emmett W. Carr Funeral services for Emmett W. Carr, 76, were held November 6, 2013 at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS, with Rev. Guyton Montgomery officiating. Mr. Carr attended Ackerman Church of Christ, a carpenter and served in…

Sports schedule

FRIDAY, NOV. 15 Women’s College Basketball 9:30 p.m. — Ole Miss vs. West Virginia in Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu SAT, NOV. 16 Prep Basketball Ethel Classic (East Webster, French Camp, Choctaw County entered) Junior College Basketball 2 p.m. —…

Holidays offer chance to teach kids to serve

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Ag Communications   During the holidays, children often focus on the gifts that await them, but now is the perfect time for parents to reinforce the importance of giving. “This is a wonderful time of year…

School holds monthly meeting

By Staff and Press Reports   The Choctaw County School Board held their monthly meeting on November 7. According to Superintendent Glen Beard the following discussions, consent agenda and financial agenda were approved. The School Board also recognized teachers with…

Teacher Recognition held

The School Board and participating businesses recognized teachers at the Choctaw County School District, on November 7, for their hard work and dedication to preparing their students for the MCT2. Honored teachers had students who scored star, high performing or…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary Next year will mark 80 years since the Blackwood Brothers Quartet formed in Choctaw County, Miss., not far from where I live. Throughout my life I have enjoyed listening to recordings by…

Civil War – Battle of Campbell’s Station, Tennessee

Submitted by C.J. Johnson   A description of the November 16, 1863 Battle of Campbell’s Station was found at the Tennessee Encyclopedia website. The article was written by Spurgeon King, Middle Tennessee State University. “The engagement at Campbell’s Station occurred…