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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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. — … Read more

Healthy FCA Panthers finish region play strong

By Austin Bishop

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

This season has been an interesting one for the Panthers of French Camp Academy, and it may get even more so come Friday night.

FCA, which played for the MHSAA Class 1A State … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 Read more

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 … Read more