Monthly Archives: December 2013

Wicker tells MSU graduates to make positive impact

Graduates Kathy R. Rainey of West Point, Kameca L. Woodard of Weir, Marietta Porter of Starkville, and Cynthia D. Waldrip of Louisville enjoy celebrating their achievements at Mississippi State University’s commencement exercises Saturday. (Photo by Russ Houston)

From press reports   U.S. Sen. Roger F. Wicker told Mississippi State fall graduates Saturday [Dec. 14] that big things are expected from them, but that important contributions to society don’t always come with public acclaim. Wicker delivered the commencement…

Joyful Noise Quartet performs in Washington, D.C.

Joyful Noise Quartet along with their spouses and Congressman Alan Nunnelee pose for a photo while standing on the balcony of the Capital overlooking the site of every Presidential Inauguration since Ronald  Reagan.  Pictured (left to right) Linda King, Perry King, Congressman Alan Nunnelee, Anita Jenkins, Chris Jenkins, Carol Smith, and Buddy Smith. Submitted photo

By Press Reports   Joyful Noise Quartet, based out of Ackerman, participated in the 2013 Values Voter Summit held October 11-13 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Members of Joyful Noise Quartet are: Chris Jenkins, Anita Jenkins, Buddy…

Deer hunters need wild hog awareness

By Linda Breazeale MSU Ag Communications   PONTOTOC – Most deer hunters will not encounter wild hogs, but if they do, wildlife biologists want them to be prepared. At a recent wild hog seminar in Pontotoc, wildlife biologists emphasized the…

Obituaries

Mark Stephen Ford Funeral services for Mark Stephen Ford, 52, were held on December 15, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church in Mathiston, MS with Rev. Ralph Cain officiating. Interment was held at Double Springs Baptist Cemetery. Mr.…

Champions of Change awarded to WAC

By Staff and Press Reports   Weir Attendance Center recently received a “Champions of Change” award from the Mississippi Department of Education. They received this award for showcasing the greatest gains in closing achievement gaps for the students. “This is…

Protecting your pets from the cold

Winter can be a challenging time of year for pets. The cold temperatures along with chemicals and poisons used during this time of year can be very dangerous to pets. Also, arthritic pets can have worsening pain and pets with…

Choctaw County Chargers win twice in tourney

By Austin Bishop The Choctaw Plaindealer   The Choctaw County High School boys basketball team finished the week strong, taking a pair of games in its own invitational tournament. After opening the week with a 54-49 loss to Eupora on…

Local athletes chosen for MAC All-State teams

By Austin Bishop The Choctaw Plaindealer   Five French Camp Academy Panthers and four Choctaw County Chargers were chosen for their respective Mississippi Association of Coaches All-State Football Teams that were released last week. Quarterback Jesse Hosket and athlete Hagan…

Rex begonias can bring Christmas cheer indoors

By Gary R. Bachman MSU Horticulturist Coastal Research & Extension Center   As much as I like decorating with colorful poinsettias during the Christmas season, I’m always on the lookout for nontraditional plants that can add interest and be just…