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4-County Foundation helping Choctaw County

By Brad Barr 4-County Communications Director Fifty-one organizations in 4-County’s nine-county service area have received awards from the cooperative’s Foundation since its inception in February 2015. Through the generosity of 4-County members, that’s a total of over $153,800 dollars dispersed…

Local extension agent celebrates Reading Day

By Darrell Banks Choctaw County MSU Extension Office Rarely does going to work mean reading a fun book out loud to an eager audience, but Wednesday, March 2, that is what it meant for me, Darrell Banks, Choctaw County Agent…

Calendar of Events – 03/30/2016

Book Drive United Way’s United We Read Book Drive is underway. If you have any gently used books you want to get off your shelves, we want them! Ackerman has drop off locations at the Choctaw Extension Service and Art’s…

In Our Community – 03/30/2016

Spring Forward   Lisa Harris   Spring break has come and gone, but the memories linger on. My break did not line up with the break of my children, so I did some puttering around the house. I painted a…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 03/30/2016

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary Recently I read about Ayn Rand (1905-1982), a Russian-born American novelist, philosopher, playwright and screenwriter. I encourage you to visit “Discover Ayn Rand” at aynrand.org, the official website of the…

News of Yesteryear – 03/30/2016

Eighty-Three years ago this week–From the files of the March 17, 1933, Choctaw Plaindealer From Mrs. Anderson’s Collection PLENTY OF BEER SOON By a vote of 316 to 97 the House of Representatives late Tuesday passed President Roosevelt’s Beer bill.…

Sports Schedules – 03/30/2016

THURSDAY, MARCH 31 Prep Baseball 6 p.m. — Heritage at Leake 6 p.m. — Starkville Academy at Winston Academy Fast-Pitch Softball 4 p.m. — Leake County at French Camp 5 p.m. — Kosciusko at Louisville 6 p.m. — Bruce at…