Monthly Archives: April 2014

French Camp begins baseball playoffs Thursday

By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The French Camp Academy baseball team will open its run at the MHSAA 1A State Baseball Championship with a second-round series against Bogue Chitto beginning on Thursday.
FCA, currently 12-5 on the season, received … Read more

Calendar of events

Toy Drive for Blair E. Batson’s Children’s Hospital

Deadline April 30
New Zion Baptist Church is sponsoring a Toy Drive for Blair E. Batson’s Children’s Hospital. They are asking the community to … Read more

Choctaw County drops pair to Franklin County

By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County High School baseball team fought hard, but came up short in the MHSAA Class 3A State Baseball Playoffs last week.
After picking up a 4-1 win over Choctaw Central on Tuesday … Read more

FC to host Historical Highlight Luncheon

From Mary Nell Coblentz

French Camp’s next Historical Highlight Luncheon  will be Tuesday, May 13. 12:00 noon,  hosted by French Camp Presbyterian Church.   The speaker will be Margie Newman, Human Resource Director for French Camp Academy,  who will be talking … Read more

Nursing Center hires interim administrator

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw Nursing Center is proud to announce the hiring of Jan Irby Maddux as their interim administrator.
Maddux began her new position on April 14. Maddux will be replacing former longtime administrator Debra … Read more

Chargers win region track championship

By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County High School boys track team, bolstered by first-place finishes in six events, took home the regional track meet championship on Saturday in Pearl, posting 125 points to easily outdistance second place … Read more

In our community – Nursing Home News

Charlotte Ann McClure

My husband (Dee) and I have been in Choctaw Nursing Home since 2010. I have written many articles, how clean, how good the aisles are and how good our medicine workers are, and of course all the … Read more

Vaughan’s vocabulary

Don Vaughan
Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

What’s a word that’s made up of three three-letter words? The first of the three is a synonym for “automobile” and the third is a synonym for “attempt”? What did … Read more

The Civil War – Preparing for Spring Battles

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

In late April 1864¸ both Confederate and Union armies were breaking winter camps, where they had lived for months, to begin the spring campaigns. Even though there were skirmishes and some battles going on in April, … Read more


In the 4/23 edition of CPD, page 6, article entitled “CCHS boys take first, girls third in division track meet”, the name “Marquel Kennedy” is spelled wrong. It should be “Marcquel” instead. Also, in the sentence “Marquel Kennedy was first … Read more