News

October 4-H meetings planned in the month

By Chuck Bailey
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County 4-H Club has several meetings planned for the month of October. The Club meetings are held at the 4-H Building located across the street from the Choctaw County Library in Ackerman.… Read more

Sow perennial flowers in the fall

By Lelia Kelly and David Nagel
Extension Horticulture Specialists

Sow seeds of most perennial wildflowers, especially spring and early summer bloomers, in the fall from September through November.

They are naturally adapted to and benefit from fall rains and cold … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 09/23/15

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

The first words that I learned to read, write, and pronounce from the printed page were taught to me by my grandmother and Captain Kangaroo (to this day I have … Read more

In Our Community – 09/23/15

“Bird”
 
Lisa Harris
 
Hunting is a hobby of mine. I was introduced to it many years ago when I lived in a house with four other males. I followed the motto, “If you can’t beat them, join them.” … Read more

Grandparents offer quality option to working parents

By Amy Barefield
MSU School of Human Sciences

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Grandparents provide a loving, low-cost and flexible alternative to center-based child care for many families across Mississippi. The benefits to the parents, children and grandparents in these situations are … Read more

Calendar of Events – 09/23/15

Choctaw County Flea Market
Saturday, October 3, Main Street Parking Lot – Ackerman, from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. No vendor fee, but each vendor will need to fill out an application to reserve a 10′ x 10′ space. Applications … Read more

Itawamba set to host baseball showcase

From school reports

FULTON – Itawamba Community College baseball coach Rick Collier announced the program will host a showcase for upcoming junior and seniors on Saturday, September 26 with registration starting at 10 a.m. with the showcase starting at 11 … Read more

Research measured energy efficiency of poultry heaters

By Bonnie Coblentz
MSU Ag Communications

STARKVILLE, Miss. — When brooding chicks are warm, they grow well in poultry houses, but when heaters are not operating efficiently, it drives up the already high cost of broiler production.

This is the … Read more

MSU study reveals positive outcomes of pre-K experiences

STARKVILLE—Mississippi students attending pre-kindergarten programs are more likely to succeed in the K-12 environment than their peers who enter the system without a pre-K experience, researchers at Mississippi State University have found.

For the first time, using student-level data from … Read more