News

Mississippi Horse Park earns award from racers

MISSISSIPPI STATE – To find out how important packed dirt is on a rodeo floor, just ask a barrel racer whose horse has just fallen in a timed event.

Riders recently named the Mississippi Horse Park at Mississippi State University … Read more

Turkey winner

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Danita Douglas won a smoked turkey from Sonny’s Smokehouse during the recent Turkey and Tinsel. Sonny Strickland presented Douglas with the turkey on November 27. Douglas said winning the turkey was a “delicious blessing.” Submitted photo

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Obituaries

Myra Sue

Lott Putnam

Dec. 7, 2013

A memorial service for Myra Sue Lott Putnam of Montgomery, Ala., was conducted Dec. 11, 2013, at Oliver Funeral Home in Eupora.

Mrs. Putnam grew up in Stewart but was a longtime resident … Read more

Ackerman Aldermen discuss mulching

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

Using leaves for mulching will now be attempted at the Tom Glasgow Park in Ackerman. During the December 4 Ackerman Board of Aldermen meeting, Ward 4 Alderman Billy Ganann proposed to place leaves … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Johnson O’Conner (1891-1973), an educator who taught the importance of building a vocabulary, is quoted on the O’Conner Research Foundation website. “Why do large vocabularies characterize executives and possibly outstanding … Read more

Rainwater program to discuss the ‘Christmas star’

From press reports

 

Rainwater Observatory in French Camp Mississippi will be offering a free program for the Christmas season called “The Christmas Star”. This program will be presented on Friday, December 13, 2013, starting at 7:00 p.m. by Edwin … Read more