Monthly Archives: January 2014

Supervisors hold 2 hour executive session

Supervisors visit the Capital 
Choctaw and Webster County Supervisors visited the Capital on January 14 to discuss the needs of Choctaw and Webster County citizens. 
Pictured are (left to right) Choctaw County Supervisor Chris McIntire (District 3), Representative Joey Hood (R-District 35), Webster County Supervisor Pat Cummings (District 2), Webster County Supervisor Paul Crowley (District 4) and Choctaw County Supervisor David Carter (District 4).

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer


The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors held a two-hour executive session to discuss E-911 personnel issues in their January 13 meeting. During the executive session a few people were called in and out … Read more

Fancher meets Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus


Fancher meets Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus

Secretary of the Navy the Honorable Ray Mabus greets U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Brittany N. Fancher, with Communications Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, on Camp Pendleton, Jan. 10, 2014. Mabus and Fancher … Read more

Coal Mine donates to school libraries


Photo by Amanda McBride

North American Coal Corporation’s Red Hills Mine makes a $2,000 contribution to the Choctaw County Schools for the District’s four libraries, each contributing $500 (Choctaw County High School, Ackerman Elementary School, Weir Elementary School, French Camp Read more

Pet of week


Taz is an older pit bull. He is very active and playful and gets along well with other dogs and kids. He has been treated for heartworms, neutered and current on shots. His adoption fee is $100.  If you are … Read more

Box, Henson sign baseball scholarships with ICC Indians

(left to right) Coach Nathan Wright, Steven Henson and Karen DeLasalle (Henson’s parents), Jennifer and Keith Box (Box’s parents), Rusty McKnight, FCA principal, (seated) Cole Henson and Hagan Box.

By Austin Bishop

The Choctaw Plaindealer


It won’t be long before they have rings on their fingers signifying their part in French Camp Academy’s 2013 MHSAA Class 1A State Football Championship, but Hagan Box and Cole Henson are baseball … Read more

Birth – Logan Cole Steadman


Logan Cole Steadman

Jimmy and Tiffany Steadman of Ackerman would like to announce the birth of their son Logan Cole Steadman. Logan weighed seven pounds and was 19 and three-fourths inches long. He was born at 2:08 p.m. at the … Read more

Calendar of Events

Cool-Season Vegetables

Jan. 23

Cool-Season Vegetables will be the topic of our January gardening program. This will be offered January 23 by interactive video at the Choctaw County Extension Office from 12:00-1:00pm. Dr. Wayne Porter will discuss aspects of growing … Read more

Panthers looking to pick up pace in district play

By Austin Bishop

The Choctaw Plaindealer


The French Camp Academy boys and girls basketball teams are looking to get more out of their second week of region play than they did the first.

The FCA Panthers split a pair … Read more

Honor Roll – AES

Ackerman Elementary School

Superintendent’s List

2nd 9 weeks

1st Grade – Jayda Zsa’ne Kiarra Adams, Jordyn Ashford, Cherish Bradley, Cameron Brown, Moss Bruce, Javari Carter, Owen Clark, Marlee Coleman, Emerie Crowley, Aloria Degroot, Jaqueria Esters, Rhett Hayes, Hunter Holland, Atleigh … Read more

Sharpen ‘the saw’ of a good marriage

As we begin the New Year, I want to ask you two questions: How healthy are you? How healthy is your marriage?

Good physical health requires effort. Eating properly, getting enough rest, getting enough exercise, and practicing good hygiene are … Read more