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#20million October: A Day to Remember Family and Friends

Twenty million people have died from smoking-related illnesses since 1964, when the first U.S. Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health was released. Of those 20 million that died, 2.5 million died from exposure to secondhand smoke. Tobacco use is … Read more

In Our Community – 10/15/2014

That’s Life By Ruth Nowlin

Life’s little problems.  This subject hit me as I crawled up under the old “turner” or lazy Susan table a while ago. Why was I crawling up under the table at my chronically challenged age?  … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 10/15/2014

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

I like the CD of Charles Ives’s Four Sonatas performed by American violin virtuoso Hilary Hahn and Ukranian-born pianist virtuoso Valentina Lisitsa. Hahn and Lisitsa describe Sonata No. 1 as … Read more

No. 1-ranked EMCC Lions post shutout against Holmes

By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer

SCOOBA — With the offense struggling in the early going, the East Mississippi Community College defense decided to take things in its own hands in the second half of the Lions’ 49-0 win over … Read more

Civil War – Shenandoah Valley Action continued

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

In mid-September, CSA Gen. Jubal Early was defeated at Third Winchester. CivilWar.org continues, “…Early’s force moved to a formidable defensive location at Fisher’s Hill, south of Strasburg. …where Early was ‘outgeneraled’ by Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan… … Read more

Easy herbal cooking tips for healthy meals  

Written by: Dr. Lelia Kelly, Horticulture Specialist
Submitted by: Juli Hughes, County Coordinator
MSU Extension Service – Choctaw County

Growing culinary herbs is easy. Right now, you can harvest armloads of basil, mint, and chives to name just a few. … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary 10/15/2014

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

The Exploring Ways to Use Our Minds Efficiently website points out that developing a vocabulary is one of the most overlooked ways to improve our lives. The website brought out … Read more

Jail Docket – 10/15/2014

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 41 miscellaneous incident reports and nine incident offense reports last week.… Read more