Monthly Archives: May 2012

Register for 5K Run/Walk

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

It’s almost time to put your running shoes on for the JuneFest 5K Run/ Walk on June 9 in downtown Ackerman. The 2nd Annual JuneFest 5K Run/Walk will be held in downtown Ackerman during … Read more

JuneFest deadlines this Friday

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

Deadlines to order your 5th Annual JuneFest t-shirt and to register for the Mr. and Miss JuneFest competition is Friday, May 18. This year’s t-shirt will be red featuring a guitar for the entertainment … Read more


Mrs. Vera Lois Henderson May 11, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Vera Lois Henderson, 81, were held at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 2 p.m. Burial at Mt. Nebo Cemetery near Ackerman. Mrs. Henderson … Read more

Calendar of Events

Choctaw County Farmers Market Registration deadline May 18 The newly organized Choctaw County Farmers Market will kick off Saturday, June 9 at JuneFest in Ackerman! Then, the market will be open June 22, July 13 & 27, August 10 & … Read more

Naval Actions and their effects

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

The events of early May 1862 included several naval encounters. provides the following account of Union and Confederate naval actions in early May. “Fort Pillow was a Confederate fort on the Tennessee bank of the … Read more

FFA holds first banquet

By Samantha Makamson, FFA Reporter

On May 3rd the Ackerman FFA Chapter held its first banquet. A series of awards were handed out to those students who achieved Supervised Agricultural Experience goals, awards earned throughout the year, Greenhand degrees, and … Read more

AES student wins Arbor Day Poster Contest

By Press Reports

Molly Oswalt, a fifth grade student from Ackerman Elementary School in Ackerman, won 1st place in the statewide Arbor Day Poster Contest. Over 1116 students from 67 schools across the state of Mississippi participated in the contest. … Read more

Cooper named MSU Alumni Association delegate

By Press Reports

Thirty-one Mississippi State students are new members of the university alumni association’s liaison organization. Jennifer E. Cooper, a physical education/kinesiology major, the daughter of Jean and Tom Cooper is one of those 31 new members. Founded in … Read more

2012 Graduating Seniors

2012 Graduating Seniors

Weir High School

Dustin B. Autry Parents: Angela Leonard and Tommy Leonard Clubs/Activities/Sports: High School Baseball-9th grade, FFA-9th-12th grades Awards/Honors: Career and Technology Center Student of the Month-10th grade Most Memorable Moment: Beating Ackerman at the FFA … Read more