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Easy Cooking Tips for Herbs

Written by Dr. Lelia Kelly, Horticulture Specialist

Submitted by Juli Hughes

Mississippi State University Extension – Choctaw County

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

Highlight Thanksgiving Luncheon to feature the Hawkins

Submitted by Mary Nell Coblentz

The November Historical Highlight Thanksgiving Luncheon has been changed to the first Tuesday of the month – November 1 – and will be held at 12 noon at French Camp Presbyterian Church.  The speakers will … Read more

Colonial Flag

Mr. Robert Black’s second year Carpentry student, Ryan Miller, uses his math, measurement, and cutting skills to construct a colonial flag completely out of wood at the Choctaw County Career & Technology Center. Pictured here are Justin Paulk (left) and Ryan Miller (right).

Mr. Robert Black’s second year Carpentry student, Ryan Miller, uses his math, measurement, and cutting skills to construct a colonial flag completely out of wood at the Choctaw County Career & Technology Center. Pictured here are Justin Paulk (left) and

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Pastor’s Appreciation Banquet

The Planning Committee of First Unity United Methodist Church would like to thank our Pastor Lyndon and First Lady Thelma Geeter, Rev. Nelson Forrest, guest pastors, first ladies, family and friends, for attending our 5th Annual Pastor’s Appreciation Banquet. Thank God and bless you all for the hard work you do. First Unity Planning Committee appreciates you.

The Planning Committee of First Unity United Methodist Church would like to thank our Pastor Lyndon and First Lady Thelma Geeter, Rev. Nelson Forrest, guest pastors, first ladies, family and friends, for attending our 5th Annual Pastor’s Appreciation Banquet. Thank

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Local businesses sought for transmission project

From Press & Staff Reports

The second of two vendor recruitment fairs is today for the Southern Cross Transmission line, a project proposing the construction of an approximately 400-mile, 500-kV direct current transmission line across Mississippi.

Facilities would be built … Read more

Calendar of Events

MCL Monster Mash

Oct. 29

The Mathiston Civic League is sponsoring our first annual Monster Mash on Saturday, October 29 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Mathiston Park. Bring the whole family for a night of fun watching a children’s … Read more

Nutrition, exercise help moms deliver healthy babies

By Susan Collins-Smith

MSU Extension Service

Proper nutrition, physical activity and food safety precautions can help pregnant women deliver healthy babies.

Niti Puri, a dietetic intern in the Mississippi State University Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion, said … Read more

Jack O’Lantern Jam

10-26 Huge crowd at Jack O' Lantern Jam1

Photos by Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce  Huge crowd at Jack O’ Lantern Jam  More than 500 adults and kids attended the 2016 Jack O’ Lantern Jam! Kids enjoyed a trunk-or-treat, games, inflatables, pumpkin decorating contest, scarecrow trail, outdoor movie and free food. This event was sponsored by the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce and 4-County Electric Power Association.  Check out next week’s Choctaw Plaindealer for more on Jack O’ Lantern Jam and the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page.

Photos by Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce
Huge crowd at Jack O’ Lantern Jam
More than 500 adults and kids attended the 2016 Jack O’ Lantern Jam! Kids enjoyed a trunk-or-treat, games, inflatables, pumpkin decorating contest, scarecrow trail, outdoor movie

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4th Annual Pumpkin Contest winners announced

Submitted by Juli Hughes

MSU Extension – Choctaw County

The 4th annual Pumpkin Contest was held Saturday, October 22 at Jack O’Lantern Jam.  Youth and adults entered thirteen creative pumpkins.  The Pumpkin Contest is sponsored by Choctaw County Extension … Read more