Delta State University
SOC 474 SOC/COD 574: Applied Rural Sociology
Spring Semester, 2006

Current Topics in Rural America
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4 1/30 Black Farmers Deserve a Second Chance on Claims, by Dewayne Wickham; USA Today, Jan. 23, 2006. Jolana Gibbs
WalMart Bill Does Public a Disservice (Editorial); Delta Democrat Times, Jan. 25, 2006. Patrick Ervin
Rural Living, But With Access to High-Speed Internet Service, by Katie Zezima; New York Times, Dec. 19, 2005. Corrine Berry
200 Coyotes Killed for Eating Calves; (AP), Jan. 30, 2006. Roy Gordon
6 2/13 Arkansas Has a Long History of Consolidation Efforts, by Calvin R. Ledbetter; Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Jan. 29, 2006. Catherine Cannatella
Bolivar Medical CEO Moving On After Promotion, by Donell Maxie; Bolivar Commercial, Feb. 7, 2006. Bill Moorhead
Taking Care of Our Rural Children, by Michael Holton; Center for Rural Affairs Newsletter, Feb. 2006. DeBorah Logan
Enchanting and Handy Insight About Mississippi, by Keri Holt; Delta Democrat Times, Jan. 29, 2006. Juanita Sims
7 2/20 Despite Creation of MDEZA, Jobless Rate Remains High, by Marisa Dalla Valle; Bolivar Commercial, Dec. 26, 2002. Monica Rosas
Child Obesity Rising Faster in Rural America, by Charles Sheehan; (AP), Mar. 14, 2005. John Allen May
Entergy Prepares for Possible Storm; The Democrat (Senatobia), Feb. 17, 2006. Josh Kubler
St. Gabriel, A Center of Goodwill, by Jamie Kemp; Bolivar Commercial, Feb. 2006. Mary Kathren Wooten



New Residential Subdivision in the Works on Buckeye Road, by Bob Darden; Greenwood Commonwealth, Mar. 22, 2006 Sharon Nguyen
Children: It Takes More Than Money; Bolivar Commercial, Jan. 17, 2000 Victor Ruhimbya
Catfish Processors Merge Creating Major Force in the Delta, by David Lush; Delta Democrat Times, 2006 Veronica Jenkins
Two-Thirds of Dead Soldiers Come from Poor Areas, by Matt Baker; Northwest Indiana Times, Mar. 21, 2006. Justina Garcia