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School district recognized for conservation efforts

By Daniel Brunty The Choctaw Plaindealer The Choctaw County School District was recognized for its commitment to the conservation of district funds in addition to making an environmental impact in the process during the Choctaw County Board of Education regular…

Former resident wins national writing contest

By Joel McNeese The Calhoun County Journal Former Webster Countian Whitney White has been named a finalist in a national writing contest sponsored by Faith Radio that will enable her to travel to St. Paul, Minnesota, in July to take…

MDWFP to co-sponsor youth fishing rodeo events

From press and staff reports Youth 15 years and younger are invited to fishing rodeos being held at four locations across the state on Saturday, April 22.  All events are free, and they provide a good opportunity for young anglers…

HCC to host commencement exercises May 12

From press reports The Eighty-Ninth Commencement exercises are set for Friday, May 12 in Frank Branch Coliseum on the Goodman Campus. The AAS/Certificate ceremony is set for 10 a.m. with the AA ceremony being set for 2 p.m. Only those…

Presley tapped to lead national effort

From press reports Public Service Commission Chairman Brandon Presley has been chosen to lead a national task force to develop best practices and recommendations regarding the expansion of natural gas service to rural and underserved areas of America. National Association…

New season, new you

Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal, and a perfect occasion to recommit to your health. If you use tobacco and have tried to quit before, let the renewal all around serve as your encouragement to quit again −…

Dillinger accepts athletic director spot at Eupora

By ROCKY HIGGINBOTHAM Choctaw Plaindealer Eupora’s new athletic director is a familiar name and one who is familiar with Eagle athletics. Adam Dillinger, who has spent the past 11 years at Ackerman and more recently Choctaw County, was named as…

NCNW host 44th annual Leadership Conference

Submitted by Charlotte Miller   The National Council of Negro Women hosted its 44th Annual State Leadership Conference on March 31-April 2, 2017 in Cleveland.  This year’s theme was “Building on a Rich Legacy.”   Three adults and seven youth…

Hunting rhino in Poplar Creek Swamp

By Roy D. Hawkins “In honored remembrance of the great story teller, James Dennis Dobbs.”                 It all began with a dream as most memorable events usually do. The dream though, was not a…