Turkey & Tinsel event a success

During Turkey and Tinsel several men enjoyed chili and swapping stories at Guns and Roses Pawn Shop.  Pictured are (L to R) Marty Crowder, Doug Atkinson and owner, Jason Jenkins

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Chamber of Commerce

Ackerman and French Camp has kicked off the Christmas shopping season with Turkey & Tinsel that was held on November 12. Seventeen local businesses participated bringing customers and visitors into their shops … Read more

Ackerman accepts radio read meter bids

By Chuck Bailey
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Ackerman Board of Alderman met Tuesday, November 3 and approved new meters in hopes of saving expenses. The meeting was in Ackerman Town Hall on Main Street.

The Board voted unanimously to accept … Read more

Ackerman residents give boxes of hope

Ackerman families, churches and groups are not waiting until Thanksgiving Day to express gratitude. Instead, this week they are giving back by lovingly packing gifts of joy for children around the world living in extreme poverty or affected by war, … Read more

Hunt’s Furniture & Mattress is “officially” open

11-18 Hunt's Furntire ribbon cutting

By Amanda McBride/Chamber of Commerce

The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Hunt’s Furniture & Mattress on November 12. A program was held with Ackerman Mayor Dick Cain welcoming everyone to Hunt’s Furniture & Mattress and … Read more

Pet of the week – 11/18/15


Spanky is a 10 week old possible border collie mix. He is current on shots, dewormed and neutered. He is a very sweet and playful puppy. … Read more

Salute to Veterans

FCE vet day

The 4th and 5th Grades at French Camp Elementary presented a Veterans Day Program on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.  Veterans Day honors ALL American veterans, both living and dead.  The students sang songs and spoke about how we … Read more

Hunting time

Drew Arney and Tyler Fuller

Just in Time for Deer Hunting Season

The Construction:Carpentry classes at Choctaw County Career and Technology … Read more

History of ugly christmas sweaters/contests

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Submitted by Jan Ballard, Choctaw County Extension

The definition of an “ugly Christmas sweater” is any sweater with a Christmas theme that is considered in bad taste, tacky, or gaudy. While what is in bad taste is debatable, general consensus … Read more