Monthly Archives: April 2013

Locals among Financial Peace Completers

Submitted by: Building Strong Families Healthy Marriage Project a U.S. Health and Human Services initiative. Congratulations to the participants who recently completed Financial Peace University (FPU). FPU is a nationally known curriculum widely publicized and created by financial specialist Dave…

Kindergarten reading challenge held

By Staff and Press Reports Learning to read is a challenge and a reward. Kindergartens at Ackerman Elementary School have learned the meaning of both. The AES Kindergarten was challenged to read 1,000 in 30 days. Glen Blaine, AES principal,…

Plant swap this Friday in Weir

By Press Reports The Town of Weir and Choctaw County Master Gardeners will host a Plant Swap and Workshops on Friday, April 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Weir Community Center, 336 Front Street,Weir. Bring a plant…

AHS softball team winds up season

From Lucretia Moss On Monday, April 15, the Lady Indians of AHS played their last game of the season against Starkville. In JV action, the Indians defeated Starkville 8 to 2. In varsity action,it was a scoreless first two innings.…

Weir Lions fall just short of playoff bid

By Austin Bishop The Choctaw Plaindealer The Weir Lions saw their baseball season come to an end on Tuesday when they dropped an 11-3 decision to homestanding West Lowndes. Weir went into the game needing to beat the Panthers by…

French Camp faces Ethel in baseball playoffs

By Austin Bishop The Choctaw Plaindealer The French Camp Academy baseball team will be on a first-name basis with their opponents in the first round of the MHSAA Class 1A Baseball Playoffs this weekend and they won’t have to travel…

The Civil War – Grierson’s Raid, Part 2

Submitted by C.J. Johnson On April 21, the 5th day of “Grierson’s Raid,” Edward Hatch was executing his orders to destroy rail lines between West Point and Macon, and return to LaGrange, Tennessee. His successful efforts allowed Grierson to reach…

Bowling Family Concert slated

By Press Reports The Bowling Family will be in concert on Sunday night, May 5, 2013 at 6pm at the Ackerman Church of God. The church is located at 8162 Highway 12 West, Ackerman, MS 39735. There is no admission…

‘Firescape’ to make home safer from wildfires

From Mike Skipper Winston county extension director “If a wildfire came through your neighborhood or community, could your house survive on its own?” I know that’s a dramatic question, but one we need to consider when living in an environment…