Calendar of Events

Planning Meeting for Classes of 1965, 1966, and 1971

Feb. 1

The classes of 1965, 1966, and 1971 of Choctaw County Training School/High School will meet on Feb. 1 at the Colonel Weir House Bed and Breakfast in Weir at 2 p.m. We are asking everyone who was a graduate of one of these classes to attend this important meeting. We will be planning for our 2015 Choctaw County High School Alumni Association Reunion on May 22-24. For more information, please contact Omnie Rachel Ashford at 662-547-6328 or 662-614-0873.


Brunswick stew & cake walk benefit

Feb. 1, 5 p.m. – until

Union Fire Dept. will have a Brunswick stew & cakewalk benefit on Feb. 1 from 5 p.m. – until. $7 ALL YOU CAN EAT or $20 a gallon (bring your own jug). Kids 6 and under eat free. Live entertainment by Tom Booth. Members are selling chances on a $100 bill to be given away ($2 for 1 or $5 for 3).


2014 Dream Keeper Awards and Recognition Luncheon

Feb. 8

Choctaw County High School Alumni Association requests the honor of the parents of children who attended Choctaw County Training School/High School presence as special guests at the 2014 Dream Keeper Awards and Recognition Luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. at Choctaw County Community Center, 895 College Street in Ackerman.

As our honored guest, your admission is free. Please come! Please plan to arrive by 12:45 p.m. For more information contact Mary Ervin at 662-285-6742 or 662-312-7366.


Financial Peace University class

Begins Feb. 10

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University and Eight Habits of Successful Relationships – Starting at French Camp Presbyterian Church 6 pm on Mondays, Starting February 10.

Financial Peace University is Dave Ramsey’s most popular class. The first two weeks of the class will be Eight Habits of Successful Relationships, which is a prerequisite for FPU.  This class gives practical tools for building trust and communicating effectively. Building Strong Families of the Starkville School District’s Family Centered Programs is making these classes possible free of charge. Child Care will be available. Call 662-615-0033 or contact Mary Nell Coblentz at to register.


Benefit for Randall Buford

Feb. 1

Maben Church of God is hosting a Spaghetti Supper/Benefit for Randall Buford, church member and deacon, on Saturday, February 1 from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. $7 a plate. Tim Frith and Gospel Echoes will be singing at 6 p.m. Randall has been in critical condition in the hospital for several weeks. The church is located at 3965 Crowley Dr. Maben. Thanks for your support in advance.


NAACP monthly meeting

Feb. 17

The Choctaw County NAACP will meet Monday, February 17 at 6 p.m. at Mt. Herman Church in Ackerman. Everyone is invited to attend. The NAACP meets the third Monday of every month.


Modifying Recipes

Feb. 21

Modifying Recipes will be presented Friday, February 21 at 10 am at the Choctaw County Extension Office. Pam Awad, Nutrition Educator, will teach how to make changes to recipes in regards to fat, salt and sugar so they are healthier. Bring a recipe you would like to modify. There is no charge to attend. Please call 285-6337 or email to reserve a seat.


First Responders Dinner

Feb. 28

The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual First Responders Appreciation Dinner on Friday, February 28 at the Community Center in Ackerman. Doors will open at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:30pm. Tickets are Chamber members – $10; Friends of the Chamber – $15; Children – 5-11 – $5; Children 5 and under – free. Tickets are available at the Chamber office, located on 55 East Quinn Street. Deadline to purchase your ticket is Friday, February 7th. For more information please contact the Chamber office at 662-285-3778 or


Movie Night at FCA

Feb. 8

The Class of 2015 will be hosting an “FCA Movie Night” on February 8 at 7 p.m. at the FCA auditorium featuring Monsters University. We are asking for a donation to enter and selling concessions. Proceeds will support the Class of 2015 and the annual Jr./Sr. Annual Banquet.


Prayer breakfast Jan. 25

Mt. Pisgah M.B. Churh will host a prayer breakfast Saturday, January 25 statting at 8 a.m. with speaker Rev. Anthony Thames. Donation of $6 requested for the breakfast.