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Get organized to reduce back-to-school stress

By Keri Collins Lewis MSU Ag Communications   Kids are not the only people feeling stressed about going back to school. As families count down the days of summer, the idea of returning to schedules packed with work, school and…

Schools encourage students to drink water, not sodas

By Linda Breazeale MSU Ag Communications   Mississippi schools are leading the national effort to reduce excessive sugar intake from beverages that can do students more harm than good, and parents can follow their example at home. Becke Bounds, assistant…

Career Education workshop held

Kneeling left to right: Eddie Nicholson, Melvin Triplett, Jonathan Johnson
Standing left to right: Brunette Coleman, Christina Hopkins, Tamika Hull, Cora McDuffy, Sarah Wragg, Sharon Fuller

By Press Reports   Congratulations to a recent group of participants for completing the Building Strong Families (BSF) Career Education workshop. The class was held last month on the campus of East Central Community College (ECCC) in Louisville. The career…

Texas Johnny Brown leaves behind blues legacy

Texas Johnny Brown performs in downtown Ackerman after the unveiling of a Blues Trail marker in his honor in September 2011. Brown died July 1, 2013.

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer   Blues musician Texas Johnny Brown died July 1 while fighting lung cancer. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in May 2013. His son, Shawn Brown, cared for him until he took his last…

Troop 41 receives certificate of appreciation

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Boy Scout Troop 41 receives a Certificate of Appreciation from American Legion Post #82 for participating in the 2013 Memorial Day event held at the National Guard Armory. Pictured is (left to right) Kyle Lucas, Clay Crowder, Scoutmaster Marty Crowder…

Locals attend National Scout Jamboree

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36 Boy Scouts and four adult leaders left Sunday, July 14 for the National Scout Jamboree at the brand new Summit Bechtel Reserve near Beckley, West Virginia. This is a contingent Troop made up of Boy Scouts from across the…

NJCAA names Cutts All-American

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From press reports   Northeast Mississippi Community College utility player Andrea Cutts of Ackerman has cemented her place in the Lady Tiger softball record books. Cutts was just one of three Mississippi players to be honored by the National Junior…

Pet of week

  Patches is a 3 month old mixed breed, possibly feist/beagle mix. She is current on shots and will be spayed. Her adoption fee is $40. She is very playful and loves attention. Please call 285-9006 for information and to schedule an appointment to meet…

4H Pet Club volunteers

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Members of the 4H Pet Club volunteered at the Choctaw County Animal Shelter last week to help clean the area. Pictured is (left to right) Collier Easley, Kierson Easley and Chipper and Karlyn Curtis. Submitted photo    

EMCC ranked preseason No. 6 in the nation

From school reports   SCOOBA – The two-time reigning MACJC North Division football champions of East Mississippi Community College have earned a No. 6 preseason ranking by JCGridiron.com in its annual Dirty 30 national junior college rankings. Including all junior…