Monthly Archives: December 2013

Extension’s Open House draws crowd

Lysander Garza and Hope McBride are serious about their Make and Take Crafts at the Extension Holiday Open House on December 12.

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer


Almost 400 people attended the MSU Extension’s annual Holiday Open House on December 12 at the Choctaw County Library.

Everyone enjoyed entertainment, visits with Santa Claus, the Festival of Trees, MSU ice cream … Read more

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Thomas I. Cremeen graduates


Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Thomas I. Cremeen graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core … Read more

Dollar General donate toys to Shriner Hospital

Dollar General of Ackerman donates toys to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Shreveport, La. Pictured (left to right) Vickie Groceman, Dollar General manager, Tracey Cook, Lana Cochran, both Dollar General assistant managers, Chris Nettles, Potentate 2008 Hamasa Shriners of Marion, Miss and member of the Winston Co. Shrine Club, and Charles “Buck” Ray, past president of the Winston County Shrine Club.

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer


Dollar General of Ackerman and its customers have helped make some children’s’ Christmas brighter. Toys donated by customers at Dollar General in Ackerman were taken to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Shreveport, … Read more

Master Gardeners add to area

Local Master Gardeners beautify the area with planting bulbs recently.

From press and staff reports


Choctaw County Master Gardeners are busy planting bulbs in anticipation of a beautiful spring.

The Master Gardeners planted Tulip, Daffodil, Dutch Iris, Bearded Iris, and Narcissus bulbs in the downtown flower pots, in beds … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your

I was reading about Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) and had forgotten that he had been a newspaper reporter and an editor for a number of magazines and for a publishing house … Read more


Abbigail Leigh Kelley

Abbigail Leigh Kelley, 5 Months, died December 17, 2013 at her residence.  Funeral services were 11 am Saturday, December 21, 2013, at the Crossroads Baptist Church in Choctaw County with burial following in the Crossroads Cemetery in … Read more

Sports schedules


Prep Basketball

TBA — KCHS Christmas Tournament (Kemper County entered)


Prep Basketball

TBA — KCHS Christmas Tournament (Kemper County entered)

11 a.m. — East Webster girls vs. Columbus at Immanuel Christian

12:30 p.m. — … Read more

20th Century Club hosts annual Christmas Brunch

Jordan Box of French Camp providing special music during the annual Christmas Brunch.

Reported by Donna McKay, Club Reporter


The Choctaw County Community Center was turned into a winter wonderland with ‘The Sights and Sounds of Christmas’ by the club members of the Ackerman Twentieth Century Club at their annual Christmas Brunch … Read more

Letters of Blessings and to Santa

WES-Mrs Howard and Mrs. Hemphill’s Pre-K Class


I would like to give a reindeer to Mama this Christmas because she is so sweet to me. I am very grateful for my dirt bike. My blessings are Jesse. By Jackson … Read more

Calendar of Events

No 5th Sunday Night Singing

Providence Baptist Church announces that there will be no 5th Sunday night singing for December (Dec. 29). Bro. Randle Poss, pastor.


DYW Meet and Greet

Jan. 5

Preparations for the Choctaw County Distinguished Young … Read more