Tag Archives | Houlka Attendance Center

Smoothing the rough spots with a smile

    By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Houlka Attendance Center secretary/receptionist Autumn Samuell is many things to many people; the glue that helps hold a lot of things together that might otherwise fly apart, and the grease that helps a lot of things move smoothly that otherwise might jam. […]

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Huffman, Webb earn ICC scholarships

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Scholarship recipients at Itawamba Community College for 2015 include Johnathon Huffman of Houlka, ACT Regular Incentive, Leadership; and Otempia Webb of Houlka, ACT Regular Incentive, Leadership. Huffman is a May 2015 graduate of Houlka Attendance Center, where participated in baseball, football, Beta Club (president) and […]

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Houlka trustee seek insurance check

      By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Chickasaw County school trustees need a check from the insurance company to begin work on building their new school. Trustees heard an update on the rebuilding project from consultant Warren Bowen at their Sept. 1 meeting at the Chickasaw County Administration Building. […]

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A 21st Century Community Learning Center

          By Hank Wiesner HOULKA — Houlka Attendance Center is starting the fifth and final year of a federal grant that makes the school the site of a 21st Century Community Learning Center. “The 21st Century Community Learning Center is a valuable source of funding that provides tutorial services at many […]

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Houlka hears details of proposed school

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – As the new Houlka Attendance Center rises from the ashes, Chickasaw County School Board Trustees went about the normal business of starting school and educating children this fall. During its Tuesday, Aug. 4, meeting Trustees heard details of a proposed new building to replace […]

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Houlka trustees Ok demolition, infrastructure details

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Chickasaw County School Board met Tuesday, July 7 and took action to replace classrooms lost in a fire at the school last July. There is still no definite date to begin tearing down the gutted shell of the destroyed building at Houlka Attendance […]

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Houlka football goes independent

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Due to a limited number of players, Houlka Attendance Center’s football program will drop out of the Mississippi High School Activities Association 1A division and play independent games this year, Superintendent Betsy Collums said this week. Only the football program will play independently; the school’s […]

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Houlka struggles to rebuild school

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Houlka School District is moving closer to cleaning the site of a fire that destroyed part of Houlka Attendance Center – the district’s only school — in July, 2014, but it’s been a process mired in red tape, Superintendent Betsy Collums said recently. […]

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Houlka Homecoming 2015 is this weekend

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Every five years they come back from all over the state and country to one of the smallest towns in Mississippi to remember their roots and renew old bonds. Houlka Homecoming 2015 is expected to draw hundreds of people to this North Chickasaw County community Friday, Saturday […]

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School bells ring at Houlka

HOULKA – The school bell rang sharply at 8 a.m. Wednesday and children filed into classrooms at Chickasaw County Schools exactly one week after fire destroyed classrooms for fifth and sixth graders. The blackened remains of the 1935 Houlka Attendance Center were fenced off to keep students out of the old school building that burned […]

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Houlka begins rebuilding school

HOULKA – “Everything is still on ‘go’” said Dr. Betsy Collums, Superintendent of Chickasaw County Schools. “At this point the first day of school will be Wednesday with teachers ready for students.” Collums said Chickasaw County Schools will open today, as scheduled even though a fire destroyed the Houlka Attendance Center on Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Houlka will rise from ashes

  They say you can determine the measure of a person by watching how they handle adversity. In the South we are trained to smile and be polite when someone asks how we are. Any given Sunday you will find our churches filled with people undergoing some kind of burden, illness or tragedy and calmly […]

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Fire guts Houlka school

HOULKA – The historic Houlka Attendance Center was destroyed last week in one of the largest fires in Chickasaw County in recent history. Firefighters responded to a blaze that engulfed the 70-year-old building about 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 and the facility was a smoking hulk at 4:30 p.m. No one was injured in the […]

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Chickasaw trustees seek architect

HOULKA – Trustees have begun work on rebuilding the Houlka Attendance Center that was destroyed by fire last week, and the clock is ticking. Chickasaw County School trustees have been told by their insurance company they have two years, from the Wednesday, July 30 date of the fire that burned their school, to rebuild a […]

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