Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

One of the things I teach in the interpersonal communication class is that words, for the most part, have only an arbitrary connection to their meanings. For example, the word … Read more

Importance of flea prevention all year round

By Dr. Brandy Middleton Boykin

Fleas can be an overwhelming parasites during the warmer months. The reason flea infestation can occur so quickly during the warmer months is because the environment is ideal for the flea life cycle. Fleas love … Read more

FCA faces must-win situation at Sebastopol

By Austin Bishop

The Choctaw Plaindealer


While the MHSAA Class 1A High School Football Playoffs don’t officially begin until Nov. 15, they may as well begin this Friday night for the French Camp Academy Panthers.

FCA, which played for … Read more

Jail docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 22 miscellaneous incident reports and 10 incident offense reports last week.

10/27/13    Jeremy Winters    B/M    1/3/90  CSO Bench Warrants X2

10/29/13    Fabio Hazley       B/M      2/1/94  CSO Transferred For Work Program

10/31/13    Marvin Kirkwood    B/M    … Read more

An angel to watch over us

Artwork donated to Floy Dyer Manor in Houston

By Lisa Voyles

Chickasaw Journal


HOUSTON – Residents at Floy Dyer Manor Extended Care in Houston will have a new piece of artwork to enjoy.

A painting of an angel is now hanging in the entryway thanks to a … Read more

Concerned citizens address supervisors about hospital

Rick Jenkins addresses the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors on October 21 with approximately 40 concerned citizens present. The citizens and Jenkins have concerns about the Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw.

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer


Approximately 40 concerned citizens filled the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors meeting on October 21 with concerns about Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw.

Rick Jenkins addressed the supervisors on behalf of the group … Read more

Pet of week


Amos is a 4 month old terrier mix. Amos is neutered, current on shots and started on heartworm preventative. His adoption fee is $40. Please come by to visit Amos or his friends or call 285-9006 for more information. Submitted … Read more

French Camp to celebrate Homecoming November 1

French Camp Academy Homecoming maids are (left to right) Senior maids: Chelsea McDaniel, Anne Clair McKnight, and Kassie Oswalt, Junior Maids: Anna Box and Ladye Faulk. Sophomore maid, Micah Gray, Freshman maid, Karley Bowman, 8th Grade maid, Brookelyn Box and 7th Grade maid, Katie Castle.
Photo by Tracie Box

From press reports


French Camp Academy Homecoming festivities begin on October 31 with a blackout pep rally at 6:30 p.m. at the FCA gym. The pep rally be will be glowing in the dark!

“Glow BLUE or Go Home!” … Read more

Young welcome reception held

Photos by Donna McKay
During the welcome reception for Kasey Burney Young many of her family and friends came to support her. Pictured are (left to right) Joey Loper (uncle), Carolyn Lindley (mother), Harold Loper (grandfather), Ouida Loper (grandmother), Kasey Young and her husband Andy.

By Staff and Press Reports


Family, friends, and residents of Choctaw County recently helped welcome Kasey Burney Young to town.

The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce held a welcome reception for Burney on October 22.

Burney, a native of … Read more

CCHS Chemistry classes celebrate National Mole Day

Choctaw County High School Chemistry Classes’ celebrate National Mole Day with Mrs. JoAnne Reid, Chemistry teacher.

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer


Chemistry students in Mrs. JoAnne Reid’s classes at Choctaw County High School had more fun than usual on October 23. National Mole Day is celebrated October 23 from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m. … Read more