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Gov. Bryant receives 2017 Champion for Children honor

From press reports   A coalition of Mississippi childcare agencies presented Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant with the 2017 Champion of Children’s Award on June 28 in recognition of his leadership, commitment and advocacy for protecting at-risk children.   John Damon,…

Reduce plastic trash to protect wildlife

By Adam T. Rohnke MSU Extension Service RAYMOND, Miss. — Microplastics, very small plastic particles, in the natural environment have been in the news a lot lately, but there are many steps we can take to reduce this problem. These…

Calendar of Events

Environmental Day Camp 2017   Choctaw County Extension is hosting its annual Environmental Day Camp on Wednesday, July 20 fro  9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Choctaw County Lake in Ackerman. The purpose of this Day Camp is to provide a safe, fun,…

Girl Scouts need Volunteers

Girl Scouts Needs YOU!!!!! MEMPHIS, TN — Have you ever thought about volunteering and just not know with who, for what, and where? Girl Scouts Heart of the South has many opportunities for you to volunteer and make a difference…

Bluegrass Summer Show in Ackerman

Bring your lawn chairs for the Magnolia State Bluegrass Association’s Summer Show on July 15. Showtime is 1 p.m. at the Choctaw County Community Center in Ackerman. Featured bands include the Russell Burton Family, the Eddie Pilgrim Family, Tyler Carroll…

Canning Tips for the Summer

Submitted by Juli Hughes MSU Extension – Choctaw County   This is the time of year Extension offices begin to get canning questions. Here are a few we get each year.   Q:  Is it ok to add vinegar to…

July is National Blueberry Month

Submitted by Juli Hughes MSU Extension Service – Choctaw County   Blueberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber and are low in fat. With just 80 calories a cup, eating blueberries can boost your body’s antioxidant activity…

Ron Polk to receive ‘Rube Award’

From special reports STARKVILLE – The Board of Directors of the Mississippi Sports Foundation have announced that former Mississippi State University baseball coach, Ron Polk will be awarded with the “Rube Award” given each year at the Mississippi Sports Hall…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

In Pastor Bob Kauflin’s article “Thoughts on a Call to Worship,” he says that every beginning says something. There are various ways of letting a congregation know that the worship service is starting. Some churches run a countdown video. Others…