Monthly Archives: May 2015

Caregivers should manage stress, balance other duties

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Ag Communications RAYMOND, Miss. — Caring for an aging loved one can be overwhelming, especially when balancing the task with family obligations, work and self-care. The challenges caregivers face are different for everyone and depend on…

Choctaw Regional celebrates National Hospital Week

By Daniel Brunty The Choctaw Plaindealer Choctaw Regional Medical Center recognized and celebrated National Hospital Week 2015 from May 11-15 with a number of fun-filled activities and events for its employees and staff. May 11 was Scrubs Day, which employees…

Take steps to prevent falls among older adults

By Brittany Jacks MSU Ag Communications STARKVILLE, MISS. — Preventable falls can lead to catastrophic problems for older adults, so it is important to be proactive. David Buys, health specialist with the Mississippi University Extension Service and researcher with the…

Marking history

May 23, 2015 went down as a historic day for Choctaw County as the Choctaw County High School Alumni Association unveiled

Remembering an uncle who died in WWII

Submitted by C.J. Johnson In my Johnson family, I only know of one Johnson who was killed in service to our country – one of my grandfather’s younger brothers. Like many families, several in our family have served. I have…

Bio of Mathiston’s Clegg nears release

For the Progress-Times A biography of Mathiston native Hugh Clegg will be released in June, according to the University Press of Mississippi. The biography, “Troutmouth: The Two Careers of Hugh Clegg,” was written by retired University of Mississippi professor Ronald…

Battle memory trouble with routines, activity

May is Older Americans Month… By Bonnie Coblentz MSU Ag Communications STARKVILLE, Miss. — Many jokes are made about memory loss and aging, but finding ways to combat this inevitable mental decline is no laughing matter. Experts say time is…