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Extension’ means ‘reaching out’ — to the most local of levels

From Press Reports

“Extension” means “reaching out,” and — along with teaching and
research — land-grant institutions “extend” their resources, solving
public needs with college or university resources through non-formal,
non-credit programs.

These programs are largely through county and regional … Read more

Calendar of Events

Weir Baptist Church Easter
Musical March 27
M&M’s will present their Easter musical, Wednesday, March 27 at 6 pm.
Refreshments and fellowship after the program.

NARFE to Meet
March 28
The National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association will meet… Read more

Rep. Hood gives legislative update

By District 35 Rep. Joey Hood

House members passed a variety of bills this week in advance of
upcoming deadlines during the last few weeks of the 2013 Legislative
Session. Most of the bills came before the House for a … Read more

‘We are so excited about spring we wet our plant’

From press reports

The Ackerman AEST Plant Science class is gearing up for their annual
plant sale. Students have planted, fertilized, and watered a variety
of bedding plants and vegetables in the local AEST greenhouse in
hopes of making a … Read more

Maj. Nowlin receives Atta Boy award

By Press Reports

Major Donnie Nowlin received the Atta Boy award while stationed in
Afghanistan this month. This award is presented for special effort
and achievement in the area of assignment.

This is Major Nowlin’s third tour of duty in … Read more

The Civil War – Local history and legacy of the war

By C.J. Johnson

First Regiment Mississippi Light Artillery was organized in early
1862 and included Company C, “Turner’s Battery,” led by Dr. Henry P.
Turner of Kilmichael, Choctaw County, Mississippi.

According to Dunbar Rowland’s Military History of Mississippi 1803 –… Read more

Midsouth star gaze and astronomy conference at Rainwater

Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium in French Camp Mississippi is
gearing up for its annual Midsouth Stargaze and Astronomy Conference
coming up April 10-13, 2013! This four day event generally attracts
serious amateur and professional astronomers from all over the United… Read more

WAC named Value Added School in Mississippi

By Press Reports

A local school from the Choctaw County School District has been
recognized at the recent statewide conference of the Program of
Research and Evaluation of Public Schools (PREPS) for being named as
a Value Added School.

Weir … Read more

CCSD named a PREPS Involvement Award Winner

By Press Reports

Choctaw County School District has been recognized at the recent
statewide conference of Program of Research and Evaluation of Public
Schools (PREPS) for receiving an Involvement Award during the PREPS/
MAPE Conference, February 20-21, 2013, at the … Read more