Monthly Archives: August 2012

Calendar of Events

Dirty Laundry Exposed: Stain & Odor Removal Basics for Clothes August 9 12:00-1:00 at Choctaw County Extension Office via interactive video. Workshop is free and open to the public.Oops! you may have just ruined your favorite summer shirt with ketchup…

The Civil War – Thunderbolt of the South

Submitted by C.J. Johnson The man, who would be compared to J. E. B. Stuart as a natural cavalryman, was born in Huntsville, Alabama in June 1825. When his father’s business failed, the family moved to Kentucky to live with…

Weir family reunites

By C.J. Johnson For decades, the descendants of Thomas and Isabella Weir and their two sons, John and James, have gathered at their family church, in the town that bears their family name. Weir Presbyterian Church was the first congregation…

Open Houses times, dates set for local schools

Ackerman Elementary School Open House will be Wednesday, August 8 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. All parents and students are invited to attend and many bring their school supplies to their homeroom during the event. There will be tables in the…

Cooper attends Youth Tour in D.C.

By: Ellen Graves The Choctaw Plaindealer Alison Cooper had the chance of a lifetime to visit the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C as a 4-County Electric Power Association delegate for the 2012 Youth Tour that was held June 16-22. Over…

Movie Night this Saturday

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer Movie Night is this Saturday, August 4 at the Choctaw County Community Center in Ackerman. Parents make plans to bring your children to watch Puss in Boots (rated PG) for the first Movie Night…

Nunnelee to speak at BBL

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer Congressman Alan Nunnelee will be the guest speaker at the Brown Bag Lunch on Wednesday, August 15 at noon at the Choctaw County Community Center. The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce encourages everyone to…

Cooper, DYW, recognized as Fitness Winner

By Press Reports On Friday, July 20st, 2012, the Mississippi Distinguished Young Woman Program recognized Alison Cooper with a $500 scholarship for being one of the top five physically fit participants in the program. Cooper was selected along with Meridian,…

New laws in Mississippi began July 1

From staff reports The Mississippi State Legislature recently passed laws during the 2012 regular session that took effect on July 1, 2012. Each year the legislature goes into session to make laws, change laws or get rid of rules for…

Calendar of Events

Benefit for Sandra Smith August 4 A benefit for Sandra Smith, battling cancer, will be held August 4 at the Woodman of the World in Eupora at 11 a.m. Come out and enjoy an auction, music, a cake sale, food,…