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Observe precautions in tick environments

By Andrew L. Smith MSU Extension Service STARKVILLE, Miss. — While hunting, working in the yard or garden, taking early morning walks or hikes, or just cruising around the property on all-terrain vehicles, people are likely to pick up ticks…

Jail Docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 79 Miscellaneous Incident reports and 19 Incident Offense Reports this week.   6/2/17 Jamika Henley, B/F, 4/2/81, NTP, possession of marijuana, possession of controlled substance x 2, & possession of drug paraphernalia   6/5/17…

Obituary

Mr. Whitney L. Fair June 4th, 2017   Funeral services for Whitney Fair, 31, were held at Millsprings MB Church of Weir on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Andrew Fair officiated. Burial at cemetary.   Mr. Whitney…

Jail Docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s department filed 5 Incident Offense reports & 30 Miscellaneous Incident reports.   6/12/17 Adam A. Heath, W/M, 9/18/95, MDOC, Hold for MDOC   6/12/17 Evan Jackson Wade, W/M, 5/19/82, CSO, driving w/susp D.L., & bad check…

Historic disasters motivate Mississippians to prepare

By Linda Breazeale MSU Extension Service STARKVILLE, Miss. — June kicks off hurricane season, but every community in Mississippi is vulnerable to a variety of disasters throughout the calendar year. Representatives of the Mississippi State University Extension Service have been…

Let’s explore outdoors during summer vacation

By Evan O’Donnell MSU Extension Service STARKVILLE, Miss. — As a child, some of my favorite times were spent outdoors. Sadly, spending time outside is no longer the norm for many people. We are disconnected from the natural world because…

Choctaw Count Service Members books available now

From staff reports   After many months of waiting, the Choctaw Plaindealer has finalized the newest edition of a project that started in 1944.  In May of 1944, the Choctaw Plaindealer Newspaper began collecting pictures of all the men and…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

In classes this fall I’m sharing that one of the keys to understanding Shakespeare’s Macbeth is to learn the details given in the play’s second scene. At a camp near Forres (pronounced “FOR-is), a bloody sergeant approaches Scotland’s King Duncan.…