News

Fiddle Contest to be held at Pine Tree Fest

By Amanda McBride/Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce One of the unique features of the Pine Tree Music Fest is the Billy Joe Box Fiddle Contest. This year will be the third year and we are looking for contestants. The Billy…

Obituaries

Michael Homer Box Jr. May 4, 2016 Services for Michael Homer Box Sr., 65, were May 9, 2016, at Blythe Creek Baptist Church in Choctaw County near Mathiston. Burial was in the church cemetery. He was born April 5, 1961,…

‘Family Fun Day’ to support adoption Saturday

From Press Reports A “Family Fun Day” to support adoption will be from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Wood College in Mathiston. Hosting the event and Chris and Kelley Chandler, Brian and Meredith Woodard, and Brad and Dana Huffman. “Come…

Nursing Home residents enjoy Fishing Rodeo

By Amanda McBride/Chamber of Commerce A group of residents from the Choctaw Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Ackerman enjoyed a Fishing Rodeo on April 18, 2016 at Choctaw Lake. The residents caught approximately 60 catfish! Several volunteers were on hand…

Full Choctaw Plaindealer Electronic Version 05/04/2016

We now have a subscription service for our website. If you are a current print subscriber, please email us at bookkeeping@winstoncountyjournal.com with your name, email address and mailing address, and you can access this content as part of your print subscription. If…

A look at Mars:The Red Planet at Rainwater Observatory

From press reports Rainwater Observatory in French Camp, Mississippi will be offering a free public program for this season called “MARS:The Red Planet!” This PowerPoint presentation will be given on Friday, May 13, 2016, starting at 7:00 p.m. by Edwin Faughn,…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. The “Exploring Ways to Use Our Minds Efficiently” website points out that developing a vocabulary is one of the most overlooked ways to improve our lives. Everyone, not just authors…

News of Yesteryear

Six years ago this week–From the files of the April 29, 2010 Choctaw Plaindealer ‘Terrorizing’ Tornado By Amanda McBride A typical Saturday in Choctaw County quickly turned into one of the worst days in history as a tornado made its…