Monthly Archives: September 2013

County budget approved for upcoming year

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer   The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors approved the fiscal year 2013-2014 budget in the August 30 board meeting. The fiscal year begins October 1. The supervisors approved the budget with a motion from…

County Resource Guide available soon

Pictured is the Resource Guide committee:  (left to right) (front row) Shirley Wilson, Linda Jenkins, Donna McKay, (back row) Kay Blake, Juli Hughes, Deanie Graves and Peggie Turner.

By Deanie Graves   Choctaw County will soon have a Resource Guide to assist area residents. The Guide is a direct result of “Turning the Tide on Poverty.” This is an effort to help Choctaw County take action by working…

Marriage event inspired attendees

By Press Reports   Nationally known speaker and author Robert Little inspired all those who attended Friday night’s Marriage Enrichment Event.  The event was sponsored by the Building Strong Families program.  The audience at Lake Tiak-O’Khata was encouraged by Mr.…

The Civil War – Lawrence, Kansas Massacre

Submitted by C.J. Johnson   Fighting in the Kansas-Missouri country started well before the Civil War. Its start can be tied to the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854, by the 33rd U. S. Congress. Officially called “An Act…

Lady Chargers looking to get back on track

By Austin Bishop The Choctaw Plaindealer   After a pair of three-set losses, including a division defeat at the hands of Caledonia, the Choctaw County High School volleyball team continues its strong schedule this week. The Lady Chargers are set…

Jail docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 10 incident offense reports and 23 miscellaneous reports last week. 8/26/13    VERBIE MILLER   B/F    10/28/84   APD    NO D.L., NO INS & IMPROPER EQUIPMENT 8/26/13   JOSEPH BOBEL     W/M    9/28/88    SPD    HOLD FOR STARKVILLE PD 8/26/13  …

Sports Schedules

FRIDAY, SEPT. 6 Prep Football 7 p.m. — Choctaw County at North Pontotoc 7 p.m. — Nettleton at East Webster 7 p.m. — Eupora at Winona 7 p.m. — Kemper County at French Camp 7 p.m. — Louisville at Noxubee…

Supes hold meetings to discuss budget

By Amanda McBirde The Choctaw Plaindealer   Creating and adjusting the fiscal year 2013-2014 budget has been the main topic of several Choctaw County Board of Supervisors’ meetings. In the August 26 meeting, Board President Chris McIntire gave board members…

FPC completers

By Press Reports   Six participants recently completed the nine week Financial Peace University class held at the Choctaw County Library.   Financial Peace University (FPU) teaches proven ways of handling money. Ethen Gillespie, Class Coordinator used video teachings by Dave…

The Civil War – Jefferson Davis response to Lee

Submitted by C.J. Johnson   In last week’s column, General Lee’s letter to President Davis, in which Lee offered to resign, was reprinted. Here is President Jefferson Davis’ response to General Lee. RICHMOND, VA., August 11, 1863, GENERAL R. E.…