Monthly Archives: December 2012

Christmas Brunch draws crowd

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer More than 100 people attended the Christmas Brunch on December 8 at the Choctaw County Community Center that was sponsored by the Ackerman Twentieth Century Club. The guest speaker for the brunch was Rita…

Holiday Open House draws good crowd

From press reports The annual Holiday Open House event drew a large crowd with events for the whole family. Santa Claus visited along with a Festival of Trees, crafts for the children, story time, musical performances and more. The Festival…

Emergency personnel learn from disaster drill

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer Local emergency response personnel and the staff of the hospital are now more equipped to handle a disaster if one happens in Choctaw County. The Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw held a disaster drill…

Science of Agricultural Animals

By Press Reports Poultry, a $2.4 billion dollar industry, is Mississippi’s number one agricultural industry. In 2011, there were approximately 765 million broilers produced in Mississippi on 1,478 farms. With the addition of the Science of Agricultural Animals course offered…

Obituaries

Mr. Howard Cecil Ray Mr. Howard Cecil Ray, 87, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2012, at Mississippi State Veteran’s Home in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Visitation was at Flower Ridge United Methodist Church in Louisville, Mississippi, on Wednesday, December 19, 2012,…

Basketball in county wrapup before holidays

By Ruthie Robison The Choctaw Plaindealer Ackerman The Ackerman Indians traveled to Eupora Tuesday, Dec. 11 to tip off against the Eagles. The Lady Indians took the court first against the Lady Eagles, and dropped a 39-35 close decision. Iasia…

Area residents Graduate from MUW

The following students graduated in December from Mississippi University for Women. Shannon Black , a resident of Ackerman, MS graduated with a/an BA Joni McCulloch , a resident of Ackerman, MS graduated with a/an MED. Founded in 1884 as the…

Calendar of Events

Birthday celebration Grace Sloan Dec. 30 The family of Grace Sloan invites everyone to help her celebrate her 90th birthday on Sunday, December 30 at Hopewell Baptist Church Fellowship Hall from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. The church is located at 724…