Local couple spread holiday joy with buttons

Rev. Jerry Lawson, pastor of Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church, displays one of the Christmas pins he will be distributing throughout Choctaw County during this holiday season. Lawson gives to the pins out as his way to spread the love of Jesus Christ to as many as he can. Lawson and his wife Debra recently traveled to Branson, MO to distribute the pins to bring joy and the love of God to the troubled area.

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer
Rev. Jerry Lawson and wife Debra Lawson are spreading the love of Jesus around in the form of promotional buttons this holiday season.

Rev. Lawson, who is pastor of Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church of … Read more

Editorial Roundup – 12/31/14

20 states raise minimum wage

Editorial by Jack Ryan

With an evenly divided government in Washington in 2015 — President Obama is a Democrat, and Republicans will control both houses of Congress — the political stalemate on the minimum wage … Read more

Sports Schedules – 12/31/14

Junior College Basketball
1 p.m. EMCC vs. Garrett College

Prep Basketball
TBA Kirk Invitational Tournament (Winston Academy entered)
TBA Sam Dale Tournament (Kemper County entered)
Men’s College Basketball
7 p.m. Florida State at Mississippi … Read more

Letter to the Editor – 12/31/14

Thanks to the community
Mighty Gospel Shepherds expanded their ministry this Christmas by adopting families. We were able to bless a few families this year. This is one way we thank the community for supporting us throughout the year. … Read more

Several Chargers honored on All-Region 5-3A Team

By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Choctaw County High School senior quarterback JaMarcus Bradley was named the Overall MVP for Region 5-3A, while seven other Chargers were selected to the All-Region 5-3A Football Team.

Bradley rushed for 2,606 yards and … Read more

In Our Community – 12/31/14

Happy New Year

By Lisa Harris

This year has passed by so fast that soon it will be a part of our distant past. These twelve calendar months that we repeat annually seem to fly by faster each year. It … Read more

Calendar of Events – 12/31/14

100 Women in Hats, 100 Men in Vests Program
Jan. 18, 3 p.m.
First United Methodist Church in Weir cordially invites each of you to attend our 100 Women in Hats and 100 Men in Vests Program on Jan. 18 … Read more