Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Civil War – Battle of Cane Hill, AR

Submitted by C.J. Johnson On November 28, 1862, in the far northwestern part of Arkansas, Union and Confederate forces engaged in battle at a place called Cane Hill, part of the Prairie Grove Campaign. In early 1862, in the Pea…

Seeking help to locate local cemeteries

Margie Gilmer with the Choctaw County Public Library seeks help to find the following Cemeteries in Choctaw County: 1. Reed Family Cemetery (Providence Church area) 2. Seymore Family Cemetery (New Haven Church area) 3. Old Salem Methodist – Weir (Panhandle…

Flea Market planned for Weir

By Staff and Press Reports A Flea Market has been scheduled in Weir for Saturday, December 1 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. on Front Street in Weir. Vendors are needed. There is no vendor fee. Applications may be picked up at…

4-County urges members to beware of phone scam

From press reports 4-County Electric Power Association is urging its members to beware of a telephone scam. Cooperative officials say some 4-County members and non-members are receiving calls from an automated phone system requesting that account balances and collection balances…

Ackerman Aldermen hold meeting

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Ackerman Board of Aldermen held their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on November 6. The board held a public hearing for depositories for the town’s funds where they approved M&F Bank for the town’s…

CCSD receives Lantern Award

Submitted by CCSD On November 12–13 the Mississippi School Boards Association held its Fall Leadership Conference in Jackson. Four Choctaw County School Board members attended the two day conference and brought home the Lantern Award for Choctaw County School District.…

Veterans honored with Joint Proclamation

The Veterans of Choctaw County where honored with a Joint Proclamation issued by the Mississippi House of Representatives and Mississippi Senate. Senator Gary Jackson and Representative Joey Hood both signed the proclamation. Rep. Hood presented the proclamation to Col. Charles…

Obituaries

Mrs. Annie Mae Morgan November 14, 2012 Funeral services for Annie Mae Morgan, 92, were held at 10 a.m. on November 17, 2012 at Morgan Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Jess Morgan and Rev. Gary Robertson officiating. Burial followed in…

Local author publishes first book

By Staff and Press Reports Local author Whitney Yarber White publishes first book, “Don’t Swallow the Baby Jesus”, to be released in January. White, 25, currently lives in Webster County in the New Hope Community, where her husband, Matthew, pastors…

The Civil War

Submitted by C.J. Johnson On November 9, 1862, Union General Ambrose Burnside took command of the Army of the Potomac, replacing General George McClellan, who had been removed from command. Following McClellan would not be an easy transition. General Henry…