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Locals among Financial Peace Completers

Submitted by: Building Strong Families Healthy Marriage Project a
U.S. Health and Human Services initiative.

Congratulations to the participants who recently completed Financial
Peace University (FPU). FPU is a nationally known curriculum widely
publicized and created by financial specialist Dave … Read more

Kindergarten reading challenge held

By Staff and Press Reports

Learning to read is a challenge and a reward. Kindergartens at
Ackerman Elementary School have learned the meaning of both.

The AES Kindergarten was challenged to read 1,000 in 30 days. Glen
Blaine, AES principal, … Read more

Plant swap this Friday in Weir

By Press Reports

The Town of Weir and Choctaw County Master Gardeners will host a
Plant Swap and Workshops on Friday, April 26 from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. at the Weir Community Center, 336 Front Street,Weir.

Bring a plant … Read more

The Civil War – Grierson’s Raid, Part 2

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

On April 21, the 5th day of “Grierson’s Raid,” Edward Hatch was
executing his orders to destroy rail lines between West Point and
Macon, and return to LaGrange, Tennessee. His successful efforts
allowed Grierson to reach … Read more

Bowling Family Concert slated

By Press Reports

The Bowling Family will be in concert on Sunday night, May 5, 2013 at
6pm at the Ackerman Church of God.

The church is located at 8162 Highway 12 West, Ackerman, MS 39735.
There is no admission … Read more

‘Firescape’ to make home safer from wildfires

From Mike Skipper
Winston county extension director

“If a wildfire came through your neighborhood or community, could
your house survive on its own?”

I know that’s a dramatic question, but one we need to consider when
living in an environment … Read more

School Board holds monthly meeting

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County School Board held their monthly meeting, April 8.
In this meeting the board approved annual contract with the
Mississippi Department of Human Services to place workers at the
district’s bus shop. … Read more

Bluegrass Festival at French Camp, May 11

By Sylvia Dickson

Bring your family and friends and join us on Saturday, May 11th, for
French Camp’s Pioneer Day festivities! This year’s Pioneer Day will
feature a bluegrass concert. And it’s free!

An afternoon of Bluegrass will feature The … Read more

Supervisors argue about health insurance

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

After a long, heated argument the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors
approved the Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance quote from
Weaver Insurance.

The vote was 3-2 with District 1 Supervisor Archie Collins and… Read more