News of Yesteryear – 03/23/2016

Ten years ago this week–From the files of the March 15, 2006, Choctaw Plaindealer Choctaw County Junior Miss 2007 is full steam ahead Preparations for the Choctaw County Junior Miss Program are underway. The Twentieth Century Club of Ackerman sponsors…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 03/23/2016

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. On these spring evenings, my wife and I have been enjoying baseball in crowds of other lovers of America’s favorite pastime.

In Our Community – 03/23/2016

That’s Life By Ruth Nowlin Whatever happened to “Global warming?” Everyone told me that we had a light winter and that since the fig and walnut trees were budding out that all was warm and comfy. So, I pulled all…

Holmes hosts hoops tryouts this week

From school reports The Holmes Community College mens’ and women’s basketball teams will host tryouts this week on the school’s Goodman campus. HCC women’s coach Jamilah Andrews will

Officials warn of internet and other scams

By Chuck Bailey The Choctaw Plaindealer Officials from various agencies across the board are seeing a spike in the number of scams being reported in Choctaw County and North Mississippi. Just like there’s an app for everything, well now there’s…

Time is running out to sign-up for CSP

By Traci Bruckner Center for Rural Affairs Time is running out for farmers and ranchers to participate in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) this year. This year’s deadline for producers to apply at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)…

Cochran questions HHS Secretary on Rural Health Care Access

From Press Reports Appropriations Chairman Raises Concerns over Inadequate Support for Rural Critical Access Hospitals U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Thursday, March 3 questioned Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell over the…

Jail Docket – 03/23/2016

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 33 miscellaneous incident reports and 17 incident offense reports last week.    3/11/16 Charles Underwood Thomas B/M 11/27/61 CSO Burglary of a Building 3/12/16 Jacob Edwards W/M 4/14/97 CSO Violation of Protection Order