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Supervisors receive CCS annual update

By Daniel Brunty The Choctaw Plaindealer The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors agreed to assist the county’s hospital management group with lease payments for the Louisville Clinic during its May 1 meeting held at the Choctaw County Courthouse boardroom at…

Digital Works orientation event set for May 22

From press reports Mississippi State University Extension and The Enterprise of Mississippi are bringing Digital Works to Choctaw and Webster counties. Digital Works recruits, trains, places and mentors participants to work from home in mostly customer service jobs that are…

Medical Foundation board meeting a success

Submitted by Deanie Graves Choctaw County Medical Foundation held their annual meeting on May 2, 2017, to update members. This organization raises and disburses funds for the purpose of enhancing healthcare in Choctaw County. Donations are tax deductible. The group…

Douglas performs at May Day Festival

Submitted Ethel’s Annual May Day Festival was Saturday, May 6 in Ethel. Randy Clark of Ethel opened the event with prayer and welcome. Leading the entertainment this year was “Songbird” Danita Douglas of Ackerman. May Day began at 9 a.m.…

Rainwater Observatory stays busy in April and May

From press reports Rainwater Observatory will be offering a free public program called “JUPITER:  Giant of the Solar System”. This presentation will be presented on Friday, May 12, 2017, starting at 7 p.m. This live PowerPoint presentation explores the giant…

Spring squirrel season opens May 15

From press reports MS Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Mississippi’s spring squirrel hunting season opens May 15 and closes June 1. The bag limit is four squirrels per day. Unlike fall and winter hunting, during the spring squirrel hunting…

Producers should report prevented planting, failed acres

From the FSA If an eligible disaster condition affects crop acreage, producers should report prevented planting and failed acres in order to establish or retain Farm Service Agency program eligibility for some programs. Producers should report crop acreage they intended…

TCALP recruiting efforts underway

From press reports Early-career producers and allied agricultural professionals looking to develop leadership skills and policy knowledge about farming issues should apply to participate in Mississippi’s premier agricultural leadership training program. The Mississippi State University Extension Service, in partnership with…