Local extension agent celebrates Reading Day

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Darrell Banks reading to Choctaw County Elementary Students

By Darrell Banks
Choctaw County
MSU Extension Office

Rarely does going to work mean reading a fun book out loud to an eager audience, but Wednesday, March 2, that is what it meant for me, Darrell Banks, Choctaw County Agent … Read more

Calendar of Events – 03/30/2016

Book Drive
United Way’s United We Read Book Drive is underway. If you have any gently used books you want to get off your shelves, we want them! Ackerman has drop off locations at the Choctaw Extension Service and Art’s … Read more

In Our Community – 03/30/2016

Spring Forward
Lisa Harris
Spring break has come and gone, but the memories linger on. My break did not line up with the break of my children, so I did some puttering around the house. I painted a … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 03/30/2016

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary

Recently I read about Ayn Rand (1905-1982), a Russian-born American novelist, philosopher, playwright and screenwriter.

I encourage you to visit “Discover Ayn Rand” at, the official website of the … Read more

News of Yesteryear – 03/30/2016

Eighty-Three years ago this week–From the files of the March 17, 1933, Choctaw Plaindealer

From Mrs. Anderson’s Collection

By a vote of 316 to 97 the House of Representatives late Tuesday passed President Roosevelt’s Beer bill. … Read more

Sports Schedules – 03/30/2016

Prep Baseball
6 p.m. — Heritage at Leake
6 p.m. — Starkville Academy at Winston Academy
Fast-Pitch Softball
4 p.m. — Leake County at French Camp
5 p.m. — Kosciusko at Louisville
6 p.m. — Bruce at … Read more

Update on actions in the House from Rep. Hood

The majority of House committees met and worked diligently toward the end of last week and up until Tuesday of this week. By Tuesday, deadline day to move all general bills received from the Senate out of committee and onto … Read more

News of Yesteryear – 03/30/2016

Thirty-Four years ago this week–From the files of the March 25, 1982, Choctaw Plaindealer

Ackerman Mayor Died Saturday
Thomas R. Glasgow, 68, long-time Mayor of Ackerman died Saturday morning in an Oxford Hospital after a long illness. Mayor Glasgow will … Read more

Obituary – Mrs. Alice Inez McAdams Taylor

Ackerman, MS

On Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016, Mother, “Memaw,” Inez M. Taylor went quiet in the night leaving her earthly family to be united with her heavenly one. She was born December 12th 1921, to Abbey Denton and Frankie … Read more