Monthly Archives: January 2015

Rural life challenges healthy senior diets

By Bonnie Coblentz MSU Ag Communications MISSISSIPPI STATE — Eating well is critical to living well, but many senior citizens find both difficult to do, especially those who live in rural areas. A study by the Southern Rural Development Center…

Sweet potatoes add healthy twist to meals

By Brittnie Burton MSU Ag Communications MISSISSIPPI STATE – Many people see sweet potatoes as a winter food, but they can be used year-round when incorporated in non-traditional ways to spring dishes. Stephen Meyers, Mississippi State University Extension sweet potato…

‘Penguins 123’ read at Maben storytime

By Librarian Mary Boutwell Maben Public Library The storytime crowd was slim Jan. 16 at the Maben Public Library. In spite of the cold, we had a good time reading “Penguins 123” by Kevin Schafer. Lake Jones was very good…

Planning makes healthy snacks easy for kids

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Ag Communications Kids can prepare easy, nutritious after-school snacks with little or no cooking when parents plan ahead. JACKSON – After school, most kids raid the kitchen before they hit the books. If fruit is not…

FCE celebrates 100 Days of School

Submitted photo Mrs. Box’s Kindergarten class celebrated the 100th day of school by dressing up to look 100 years old.  The students were also asked to make a project using 100 items.  This was a fun day for all.

Make a resolution to get more sleep this new year

By Brittany Jacks Ag Communications New Year’s Resolutions can be difficult to maintain, but one that is worth keeping is getting more sleep at night. David Buys, state health specialist for the Mississippi State University Extension Service and researcher with…

Currie serves at Southern Debutante Assembly

From press reports The Southern Debutante Assembly held its 2014 Presentation and White and Gold Ball on the evening of Dec. 30 at the Greenwood Country Club in Greenwood. Twenty-six debutantes were presented to society at the event. Flickering candles…

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. remembered, honored

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer People of Choctaw County came out to remember and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the annual program held by the NAACP-Choctaw County. The program was held January 19 at the Choctaw County…