Monthly Archives: March 2017

Three wins push Lady Chargers to 9-2 on season

By Austin Bishop Choctaw Plaindealer After dropping a decision to Southeast Lauderdale early in the week, the Lady Chargers of Choctaw County High School picked up three consecutive wins to move to 9-2 on the fast-pitch softball season. This week…

Choctaw County Flea Market Spring event set

Submitted by Juli Hughes MSU Extension Service – Choctaw County The Choctaw County Flea Market began in 2012 as part of the MSU Extension’s Turning the Tide on Poverty project. The flea market, which is held every Spring and Fall,…

FCA baseball picks up first win of season

By Austin Bishop Plaindealer While the French Camp baseball team earned a 12-5 win over Noxapater last week to get into the win column, the FCA fast-pitch softball team dropped a pair of contests. This week the FCA baseball squad…

Army offers bonus to 2018 high school seniors

From press reports Effective April 1st, 2018 High School Seniors enlisting into the U.S. Army are eligible for a new bonus of $500 each month they are in the Future Soldier Training Program, until graduation. “This is a great program…

Youth participation initiative applications announced

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is pleased to announce the 2017/2018 Youth Participation Initiative (YPI) will begin accepting applications on April 1, 2017. The YPI was established to provide funding for the purpose of educating youth in…

Choctaw County takes baseball win over Forest

By Austin Bishop Choctaw Plaindealer   The Choctaw County High School baseball team opened the week with a thrilling 11-10 win over Forest, before falling to Starkville 15-6 and Nanih Waiya 11-0. This week the Chargers were set to host…

MSU women reach NCAA Final Four

From school reports OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – For the Mississippi State women’s basketball team, the music continues to play and the Bulldogs continue to dance. Behind an NCAA Tournament school-record 41 points from Morgan William, No. 2 seed Mississippi State…

Editorial Roundup

Arts spending vs. defense President Trump probably won’t get his way on this, but he is right to ask the question of whether the federal government ought to spend $740 million a year on arts programs. Trump’s budget, unveiled last…

Obituaries

Ella Baker Emil Baker March 26, 2017 Graveside services for infants Ella Baker and Emil Baker of Oxford were March 26, 2017, at Wood Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Choctaw County with the Rev. Timothy Gibson officiating. Ella and Emil…

Spring is the time for purple martin houses

By Cliff Covington MSU Extension Service   The purple martin is one of the most appreciated and desired birds in the state. It is a summer resident found wherever multi-celled or multi-roomed housing is available. While they lack the notoriety…