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These sisters took a Mother’s Day getaway the weekend of May 15-17 given by their niece and her husband, Culandia and Sam Miller. They went to Memphis Lodge in French Camp on May 15 and Cypress Lodge in Mantee on … Read more

Local student wins rodeo state championship

Ackerman resident Colton Mewbourn recently participated in the Mississippi Junior High Rodeo Association State Finals in Hattiesburg from June 2-5. Mewbourn was awarded the State Champion buckle in steer ridding and also Final Champion for 2015. Mewbourn is pictured here riding during the finals in his helmet, vest, and chaps for safety.

From press reports

Colton Mewbourn can say he is a Champion now. Something Colton has wanted to do his entire life. Colton is only ten years old. He is a Cowboy who is from Ackerman. He goes to Ackerman Elementary … Read more

Only 6 of Mississippi’s 50 snakes are poisonous

By James L. Cummins
Special to the Plaindealer

The problem most people encounter with snakes is the ability to properly identify them. Of the 50 plus species of snakes found in Mississippi, only six are poisonous.

They are the copperhead, … Read more

Cakes, pies and soft biscuits —Southern Style

“Syrup and Biscuits”, a Facebook cooking place, is about the kindness in people, food and memories of growing up in the south. You will find recipes and food related stories about Southern food culture and history. The owner and sweet … Read more

Blossom end rot, buckeye rot affecting tomatoes

By David Nagel and Lelia Kelly
Extension Horticulture

A couple of problems have been occurring with tomato fruit.

One is an area of smoky or tangled-thread looking black areas on the side of the fruit. This could be a symptom … Read more

The Grinnel that stole the 4th Of July

By Roy Hawkins

The big fish tail walked all over the old run of the Big Black River locked in a battle to the death with my dad. My father and I were bass fishing on the ole run when … Read more

In Our Community – 06/24/15

Fatherhood

Pastor Steve Ellison

God has given much authority, and even more responsibility to fathers.  Social workers study extensively and consistently report that good fathering is of the utmost importance in the well-being of children.

Therefore it is right and … Read more