Monthly Archives: May 2017

Write On

By Sister Alies   In a few days, just a few more, we will celebrate Pentecost (Acts 2:1-11) and be reminded of that incredible day when the Holy Spirit filled that room and those trembling hearts. With Mary, mother of…

Full Choctaw Plaindealer Electronic Version 05/24/2017

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Register now for MSU Conservation Camps

By Bonnie Coblentz MSU-EXT-AgCommNews Three Mississippi State University Conservation Camps are giving Mississippi middle and high schoolers a chance to explore wildlife, the outdoors, and careers in science and nature this summer. The MSU Extension Service and the MSU College…

MSU offers free online cyberbullying training

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU-EXT-AgCommNews Educators planning for next year can participate in a free, online train-the-trainer course that will help them teach children and adults how to recognize and combat cyberbullying. The Mississippi State University Extension Service partnered with the…

History of Decoration Day/Memorial Day

Submitted by C.J. Johnson In this day and age Memorial Day is a three-day holiday weekend, falling on the last Monday in May.  A great deal of our country’s history is caught up in this particular holiday.  In researching the…

Mississippi Forestry Commission reorganization

From press reports With the release of the Mississippi Forestry Commission’s appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018, the Commission had to address a $2.67 million shortfall for the upcoming fiscal year. This represents a 16% decrease from the current fiscal…

Ashley pleased with CCHS line work in scrimmage

By Austin Bishop Choctaw Plaindealer First-year Choctaw County High School head football coach Ben Ashley saw some things his team needed to work on during the Chargers controlled scrimmage against J.Z. George last Thursday, but also was pleased with the…