News

Tourism in Choctaw County

By Lara F. Bowman, Executive Director, Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

 

Have you ever stopped to think we have tourists coming to Choctaw County?

Yes, we sure do! I know many of you do not consider Choctaw County as … Read more

Obituaries

Mr. Thomas Eugene “Sonny” Shaw

Mr. Thomas Eugene “Sonny” Shaw, 80, retired Futorian employee and farmer, died August 21, 2013 at North Ms. Medical Center in Eupora.

Funeral Services were held 2:00PM Friday August 23 at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel … Read more

Progress House teaches life skills

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

Open House—August 30 from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at 80 Sturgis Road, Ackerman

 

Learning to live with mental health disorders affects not only the patient but also their family and the community around … Read more

Chamber Movie Night a success

From press reports

 

The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Back to School Movie Night on Friday, August 16, at the amphitheater at Tom Glasgow Park in Ackerman.

An audience began to gather at dusk for the showing … Read more

APD officers earn taser re-certification

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

Ackerman Police Department officers earn re-certification on using the taser after the August 16 training. A deputy with the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department and the Webster County Sheriff’s Department also earns their certification.… Read more

Budget talks topic of supervisor meeting

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

Budget talks begin with the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors in their August 12 board meeting. The supervisors have less than one month to prepare and approved the Fiscal Year 201-2014 budget. Law … Read more

School Board approves intruder safety training

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

The School Board heard a presentation from Larry Rowlett, CEO of Presidential Security, during their August 12 meeting. Rowlett offered his services to review the district’s school safety plan and train Choctaw County … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Is there a certain number of words that students need to know in order to succeed?  Catherine Snow of Harvard University stressed that teachers need to teach the 26 letters … Read more

Douglas performs at South Union Camp meeting

On July 30, 2013, at the 11 a.m. service, Solo artist Danita (Oswalt) Douglas, of Ackerman, singing at South Union United Methodist Church 141st Camp Meeting.

Danita’s voice has been compared to the Queen of County music star, Kitty Wells, … Read more