Help students get strong starts each school year

By Amy Barefield MSU School of Human Sciences STARKVILLE, Miss. — Success in school depends more on the 16 hours spent outside the classroom than many parents may realize. Physical, emotional and social factors at home contribute significantly to academic…

HCC Bulldogs set to visit Hinds on Thursday

By Austin Bishop Choctaw Plaindealer The Bulldogs of Holmes Community College were set to open the 2015 football season in Raymond on Thursday as they traveled to take on Hinds Community College. Holmes finished 4-5 overall last season and 3-3…

Sports Schedules – 08/26/2015

THURS, AUG. 27 Prep Softball 4/5 p.m. — Ethel at French Camp 4/6 p.m. — Kemper Academy at Winston Academy 5 p.m. — Kosciusko at Noxapater 5:30/6:30 p.m. — Eupora at Philadelphia

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 08/26/2015

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. What is iambic pentameter (eye-AM-bik pen-TAM-uh-tur)? Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines the noun iamb, which has been in English since 1586, as a metrical foot consisting of one short syllable…

In Our Community – 08/26/2015

God’s Love By Evangelist Francie Hemphill God’s love is like a diamond ring, it is valuable to the one who owns it. Thank you Heavenly Father for everything you do for us. Every good and perfect gift comes from you.…