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Temple Trilogy: Part II

Temple

Submitted by Jan Ballard
Mississippi State University Extension Service
Choctaw County

Excerpt from Goodreads, regarding A Rented World, by Merle Temple:

“One has to wonder how a hero, a white knight like Michael Parker, could ever be taken in and … Read more

State House of Representatives addresses spending bills

MISSISSIPPI STATE HOSPITAL, HUDSPETH CENTER HONOR REP. HOOD

Supporters of Mississippi State Hospital (MSH) and Hudspeth Regional Center recently hosted an appreciation luncheon for the state’s legislators at First Baptist Church in Jackson.  

Representative Joey Hood, District 35, Choctaw, Grenada, Oktibbeha and Webster, was one of the attendees. The legislative appreciation event is an annual program hosted by Friends of MSH and Friends of Hudspeth Center.  The volunteer organizations are dedicated to raising funds and awareness for their respective programs and those Mississippians served through them.  Employees, volunteers, advocates and other members of the Friends groups hosted the event in order to thank lawmakers for their work in the legislature and for their continued support of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health.

MSH, a program of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, was founded in 1855 and facilitates improvement in the quality of life for Mississippians who are in need of mental health, chemical dependency or nursing home services by rehabilitating to the least restrictive environment utilizing a range of psychiatric and medical services that reflect the accepted standard of care and are in compliance with statutory and regulatory guidelines. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission. 

Pictured are (l to r) Kelly Breland, MSH Director of Support Services, Representative Joey Hood and Hudspeth Regional Center Director Mike Harris.

Submitted by Rep. Joey Hood, District 35

This week, members of the House turned their focus toward budget matters, with both the Appropriations and Ways and Means committees very active. The Appropriations committee deals with spending the state’s money and … Read more

Newlyweds should save, plan before buying home

Newlywed couples who want to buy their first home should educate themselves on the process and have a written financial plan to follow. (Photo by iStock)

By Nathan Gregory
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE — Newlywed couples face numerous questions when considering the purchase of their first home.

Finances, mobility, career stability, credit and the state of the housing market are all important factors to think … Read more

Careful plans, good help can ease wedding stress

One of the wedding gifts ike candles may help destress as well.

By Bonnie Coblentz
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE — Stress can rob a bride of joy at her own wedding, but good preparation can help her prioritize and focus on what’s important on her big day.

Planning a wedding is … Read more

CCHS receives ExxonMobil Grant

exxon mobile grant

From press reports

Choctaw County High School received a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program to support the school. Johnson’s Oil Company of Ackerman worked with school officials to secure the grant. The grants were made possible by … Read more

Giving to students

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20th Century Club President, Ginny Lucas, presents Ginger Brown, AES Counselor with supplies.  Tools for Schools is a special project for the club.… Read more

Choctaw Beauty and Beaus

2nd Grade Beauty is Jayla Adams

Photos by Sisters Photography

Choctaw County Schools Beauty and Beau Review winners

The Elementary Beauty and Beau Review included students from Ackerman, French Camp and Weir Elementary Schools.

Pre-K through K Grade Winners:… Read more

Food safety tips keep wedding guests smiling

By Keri Collins Lewis
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE — Food-borne illnesses are not popular wedding favors, and brides can keep their guests smiling by practicing a few simple food safety tips.

Natasha Haynes, host of “The Food Factor” and … Read more