MSU student veterans work with 4-H club

Tarra Blackwell of Collins, a Mississippi State University senior and member of the Air National Guard, shares the meanings behind the symbols on the Air Force flag at a meeting of the Controllers Generation II 4-H Club in Maben on Oct. 21. KERI COLLINS LEWIS/MSU

By Keri Collins Lewis

MSU Ag Communications


Two groups known for their dedication to others met recently to talk about healthy living and community service.

Students from the Mississippi State University G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Center for American Veterans joined … Read more

Alumni gather for Springhill School Reunion

Attending the Springhill Reunion are:
1st Row: Bettie Stewart Bollis, Margaret Clanton Boucher Chrismond, Eloise Stewart Avery 
2nd Row: Martha Sprayberry Rodgers, Belinda Sprayberry Murphy, Nellie Mae Clark Bryant, Virginia Harrison Johnson, Dorothy Clark Campbell, Eloise England Riley, Johnnie Sue Miles Hood, Donald Woods, Thomas James, Murrell Beck, Ruby Helen Marter Beck, Ann Clanton Summerford, Joyce Rodgers Crimm, Ruby Carpenter Jones, Peggy Boucher Fields, Ladale Rodgers Weaver, Jamie Baker Sprayberry, Barbara Baker Weddle, Billie Rodgers Luttra, Sam Rodgers
3rd Row: Dan Riley, Lounell Boucher Mongum, Bobbie M. Blaylock, Sue Hemphill McRaney, Brenda Robinson Alford, Grace Rodgers Paris, Harold Gary, Eddie Ruth Gary Hill, Willy Earl Stoddard
4th Row: Joe James Miles, Lanier Beck, Bill Stewart, Howard Sprayberry, Kermit Worthy, Ann Harrison, J.B. Rowe, Wayne Baker, Ed Baker, Sterling Doolittle, Carl David James, Travis England, Troy England, Jack Hendrix, Billy Frank James
5th Row: Kent Bingham, Joy O’Neal Hendrix, Robert Tindall, Russell Tindall, Richard James

From Press Reports


Aug. 31 was the 20th semiannual Springhill Reunion.

Around 80 people gathered at 10 a.m. at the Springhill School House, with Thomas James calling the group to order and awarding two gifts: the first was to … Read more

Margie Ellington Turning 100


Margie Ellington, formerly of the Sapa community, will be celebrating her 100th birthday around Thanksgiving. She is now living in a nursing home in Oxford. Former neighbor Etta Reed of Sapa says she would love for her to come home … Read more

‘Pride of Eupora’ places 2nd


From Press Reports


The “Pride of Eupora” Marching Band traveled to the campus of Pearl High School in Pearl on Nov. 2 to compete in the Mississippi Bandmasters Association/Mississippi High School Activities Association Championship Marching Competition for Class 2A.… Read more

Quinn being presented as debutante

Sonmondra Quinn

From Press Reports


Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. (Rho Nu Zeta Chapter) will host its 14th Annual Debutante Scholarship Pageant this Saturday at the Choctaw County Community Center in Ackerman. The program will begin at 7 p.m. This year’s … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Next year will mark 80 years since the Blackwood Brothers Quartet formed in Choctaw County, not far from where I live. Throughout my life I have enjoyed listening to recordings … Read more