Close encounters with the ever present bobcat

By Roy Hawkins

I was hunting turkeys on a friend’s property just off the Weir/Stewart Road when a commotion broke out immediately to the rear of where I sat with my back against a sizable oak tree. Never having been … Read more

Proper disposal of deer carcasses important to health

By James L. Cummins
Special to The Messenger

With the passing of each year, there appears to be an increasing number of deer carcasses appearing on roadsides and in streams or rivers. These dumping practices are not only illegal, but … Read more

Jail Docket – 11/12/14

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 36 miscellaneous incident reports and nine incident offense reports last week.

10/31/14    Devonti Bryant   b/m     2/26/89     CSO     failure to stop & susp. D.L.

11/1/14      Michael B Cole    w/m    9/8/87     CSO    public drunk… Read more

Fall Bazaar at Chester Baptist Church

By Press Reports

The Forever Family of the Chester Baptist Church invites you to come for a morning of food, fellowship, and Christmas Family Love at the 4th Annual Fall Bazaar Saturday, November 22 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

You will … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 11/12/14

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

The word that I have in mind and the name of an Irish dramatic author and actor begin with the same four letters. The name is pronounced “BOO-se-ko.” The word … Read more

Sports Schedules – 11/12/14

Prep Basketball
6 p.m. — Sebastopol girls at Nanih Waiya
6 p.m. — Louisville at East Oktibbeha
Junior College Basketball
5:30/7:30 p.m. — EMCC at East Central
5:30/7:30 p.m. — Holmes at Meridian… Read more