Cotton Gin Festival set for Sept. 26

The Noxapater Community Alliance is gearing up for the annual Cotton Gin Festival. The festival date has be set for Saturday, September 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s festival boasts of a car show, pageant, venders, and much more.…

October 4-H meetings planned in the month

By Chuck Bailey The Choctaw Plaindealer The Choctaw County 4-H Club has several meetings planned for the month of October. The Club meetings are held at the 4-H Building located across the street from the Choctaw County Library in Ackerman.…

Sow perennial flowers in the fall

By Lelia Kelly and David Nagel Extension Horticulture Specialists Sow seeds of most perennial wildflowers, especially spring and early summer bloomers, in the fall from September through November. They are naturally adapted to and benefit from fall rains and cold…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 09/23/15

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. The first words that I learned to read, write, and pronounce from the printed page were taught to me by my grandmother and Captain Kangaroo (to this day I have…

In Our Community – 09/23/15

“Bird”   Lisa Harris   Hunting is a hobby of mine. I was introduced to it many years ago when I lived in a house with four other males. I followed the motto, “If you can’t beat them, join them.”…

Grandparents offer quality option to working parents

By Amy Barefield MSU School of Human Sciences STARKVILLE, Miss. — Grandparents provide a loving, low-cost and flexible alternative to center-based child care for many families across Mississippi. The benefits to the parents, children and grandparents in these situations are…