Monthly Archives: February 2015

Temple Trilogy: Part II

Submitted by Jan Ballard Mississippi State University Extension Service Choctaw County Excerpt from Goodreads, regarding A Rented World, by Merle Temple: “One has to wonder how a hero, a white knight like Michael Parker, could ever be taken in and…

State House of Representatives addresses spending bills

Submitted by Rep. Joey Hood, District 35 This week, members of the House turned their focus toward budget matters, with both the Appropriations and Ways and Means committees very active. The Appropriations committee deals with spending the state’s money and…

Newlyweds should save, plan before buying home

By Nathan Gregory MSU Ag Communications MISSISSIPPI STATE — Newlywed couples face numerous questions when considering the purchase of their first home. Finances, mobility, career stability, credit and the state of the housing market are all important factors to think…

CCHS receives ExxonMobil Grant

From press reports Choctaw County High School received a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program to support the school. Johnson’s Oil Company of Ackerman worked with school officials to secure the grant. The grants were made possible by…

Giving to students

20th Century Club President, Ginny Lucas, presents Ginger Brown, AES Counselor with supplies.  Tools for Schools is a special project for the club.

Choctaw Beauty and Beaus

Photos by Sisters Photography Choctaw County Schools Beauty and Beau Review winners The Elementary Beauty and Beau Review included students from Ackerman, French Camp and Weir Elementary Schools. Pre-K through K Grade Winners:

Food safety tips keep wedding guests smiling

By Keri Collins Lewis MSU Ag Communications MISSISSIPPI STATE — Food-borne illnesses are not popular wedding favors, and brides can keep their guests smiling by practicing a few simple food safety tips. Natasha Haynes, host of “The Food Factor” and…