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Travel with pets requires planning

By Susan Collins-Smith

MSU Ag Communications

 

Whether families head to the local park or an out-of-town destination, veterinarians advise them this summer to take steps to ensure pets stay safe and healthy as they travel.

Dr. Joey Burt, assistant … Read more

Good manners require handwritten responses

If you want to make Emily Post roll over in her grave, consider texting a thank you message or posting your appreciation to someone on their Facebook wall, rather than sending the traditional, handwritten thank-you note. No matter how much Read more

New procedure gives reflux relief for many patients

From Press Reports

 

Elwanda Walker endured test after test and tried medication upon medication before finding relief from chronic reflux in a new procedure done exclusively in this region at North Mississippi Medical Center.

Reflux, also called gastroesophageal reflux … Read more

Late freezes delay, reduce blueberries

By Bonnie Coblentz

MSU Ag Communications

 

Late-spring cold snaps and untimely freezes have delayed harvests and reduced yields for Mississippi’s 2013 blueberry crop.

George Traicoff of Hernando runs a family owned and operated you-pick operation in DeSoto County. He … Read more

Open carry law for guns prohibited on corps property

By Press Reports

 

Vicksburg, Miss…The Mississippi Legislature passed House Bill 2, which allows any person in Mississippi who is legally allowed to carry a gun the right to openly carry the gun without a permit.  The law goes into … Read more

Crop update, tour set for July 11 Pontotoc station

From Press Reports

 

Growers, crop consultants and other agriculture professionals in north Mississippi can learn about the latest crop research and emerging technologies during a July 11 field day in Pontotoc.

Researchers and specialists with Mississippi State University’s Extension … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

A song I played quite often on my radio show was “Ah Leah” by Donnie Iris. I recently did a search for that 1981 hit and came upon a live Read more

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CCHS cheerleaders’ head to camp

Choctaw County High School varsity cheerleaders’ head to cheer camp this week. This cheerleader squad is the first cheerleaders of the new Choctaw County High School Chargers.

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Weir Summer Reading Program a success

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From press reports

 

Digging out “fossils” and learning how fossils are made was the topic of the Weir Summer Reading Program on June 11. Kids dug out “fossils” or chocolate chips out of a chocolate chip cookie and looked … Read more

Baseball camp

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Future baseball stars had one-on-one help from current and recent baseball stars.

Boys attending Dakota Brasher’s Baseball Camp, June 10-12, at the Tom Glasgow Park in Ackerman, learned helpful hints on fielding, hitting, base running and sliding. They learned this … Read more