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LISA VOYLES: Summer fun

It’s going to be a busy summer and the fun has already started. We won’t be making a beach trip this year because we’re just too busy with other activities which kicked off last week. We made a trip to Chicago to see nephew, Max, graduate Navy basic training. Actually, we made a trip to […]

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Wrapping wins in maroon

Houston Maroon had a successful week on the diamond, picking up three wins in two days of action. The Houston boys hosted Vardaman June 2 and started off strong in Game One holding a 2-0 lead through the second before the Rams got on the board. The Rams scored in the top of the third […]

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Ugandan Thunder returns with message of love

HOUSTON – 22 youth will bring a message of Christian love to Houston as Ugandan Thunder gets set to perform live in concert June 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Alpha and Omega Transformational Ministries. The group is comprised of youth from the Royal School and Orphanage in Uganda who travel the world performing to raise […]

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Houlka sports banquet

Houlka High School held a combined sports award banquet May 13, recognizing student athletes from all sports throughout the year. Football awards n Coaches award, Sawyer Byars n Most Improved, Anthony Boyd n Mr. Versatility, Tyreque Reed n Best Lineman, Josh Clair n Best Special Teams, Wyatt Esterly n Best Deffensive Player, Q. Beaty n […]

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Campers on the diamond

“Go get it, throw it in! Good job!” Grady Nabors’ positive words could be heard on the Houston High School baseball field last week as he took younger boys through fielding drills during baseball camp. Nabors has good reason to be so encouraging to the potential Hilltoppers. It wasn’t that long ago he was in […]

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Summer ball offers more diamond opportunities

After wrapping up the school season with a trip to North Half, the Houston baseball club is joining other area schools in extending their seasons through part of the summer. The Houston club split into two groups, Team Maroon and Team White, to spread out their members for optimum playing time. The club is carrying […]

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Boyer receives Toyota scholarship through FFA

The National FFA Organization awarded a $2,500 Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc, scholarship to Chapman Boyer of Houston to further his educational goals. Boyer, a May gradaute of Houston High School has been a member of the FFA through the Houston School of Science and Technology for five years and was selected Jr. Star Farmer […]

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Free fishing June 7-8, July 4

Mark your calendar for National Fishing and Boating Week June 1 – 8, a national celebration of fishing and boating. June 7 and 8 are designated as “Free Fishing Days” in Mississippi and any person may sport fish without a license. In addition, daily permits to fish at state fishing lakes and parks are not […]

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Safari for success

HOUSTON – Houston Lower Elementary School presented its final assembly, “HLES is on a Safari for Success,” featuring a total of four homerooms in   kindergarten to second grade. Special class teachers, Emily Peel, Christy Watkins and Ann Weaver created and directed these shows, which displayed students’ talents and increased their skills in public speaking […]

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Team White opens with two wins

Houston’s Team White started the summer season in a positive way with two wins over East Webster May 27. Houston White and the Wolverines went scoreless through three innings although both managed to put runners on the bags. Houston’s Reid Carter and Justin Kimbrough both drew walks but were stranded as was East Webster’s Chase […]

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OHS students complete tye-dye project

Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The Okolona High School Art Department, headed by Heather Wilson for the past two years, recently participated in tye-dying fabric. The students at Okolona High School have been working diligently all year to prepare themselves for the SATP and MCT2 State assessments. As a reward for all of […]

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Chiefs host Bulldogs in spring jambo

The Okolona Chieftains didn’t quite get the final result they were looking for but certainly stood their ground against the Aberdeen Bulldogs in the spring jamboree May 15. The 3A Bulldogs took a 34-22 win over the 2A Chieftains but Okolona coach Jack Clark saw plenty of positive action on the field. “(It was a) […]

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Time to tee up for tourney

The event may be a month away, but spots are filling up quickly for the third annual Deedy Griffin Three-Person Scramble and golfers are encouraged to sign up soon to reserve a place in the line-up. The tournament, named for longtime businessman and avid golfer Deedy Griffin, has a limited number of spaces and organizer […]

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Vardaman graduates challenged to walk into the future

VARDAMAN – Twenty-nine seniors entered the gymnasium of Vardaman High School May 23 and 29 graduates exited the ceremony after moving their tassels after receiving diplomas. Salutatorian Lori McClain said their graduation day was a tribute to “determination, perseverance and had work.” McClain addressed her fellow classmates with positive words. “Every single graduate on this […]

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