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Transmission lines and your health

By Stephanie Enloe Center for Rural Affairs Do transmission lines negatively impact human and animal health? Mounting research shows we have no cause for concern. To ensure safety, all electric wiring systems must be properly grounded. Small currents may flow…

State Champion Steer Rider Recognized

Colton Mewbourn, 12 years old of Ackerman, MS, has lived in Choctaw County all his life.  He loves his home town and appreciates all his friends and family who help him live his dream of bull riding.  Colton is a…

Dairy specialist strives toward stronger industry

By Jessica Smith MSU Extension Service   Providing expertise and knowledge to Mississippi dairy producers was not always a career goal for dairy specialist Amanda Stone. Stone has been an assistant professor since August 2016 with the Mississippi State University…

Fungicides can treat early tomato blight

By Lisa Stewart Extension county director, Webster County   What is wrong with my tomatoes? According to Clarissa it is early blight; leaf spot Alternaria solani Recommendation: Early blight of tomato is the most common and severe foliar disease of…

First Responders Picnic held at Choctaw Lake

By Amanda McBride/Chamber of Commerce   Sunshine, breezes and sounds of music was the atmosphere at the 2017 First Responders Picnic at Choctaw Lake on Saturday, June 17, 2017.         Top door prize winner was Christine Rabun…

Q & A with Weir mayor-elect

By Carlie Myers The Choctaw Plaindealer   Daniel McNutt sat down with the Choctaw Plaindealer for a brief interview on becoming mayor of his hometown, Weir, Mississippi.   Q:  Did you ever imagine that you would be taking an elected…