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Letters to the Editor – 06/10/15

Concern over inaccuracies

In the most recent edition of the newspaper, there was a photograph of a marker placed on the grounds of Ackerman Elementary School. It commemorates the fact that the building once housed Choctaw County High School, which … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 06/10/15

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

After hearing it hundreds of times since 1972, I recently heard it again on the radio and wondered “Hmm, what does that mean, ‘A Horse with No Name?’” Therefore, I … Read more

Civil War – Reconstruction expands

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

In late May 1865¸ U. S. President Andrew Johnson appointed William Holden as the provisional Governor of North Carolina, setting the precedent for the reconstruction of the South. Holden was charged with calling for a constitutional … Read more

Calendar of Events – 06/10/15

Youth Fun Day
June 13
The Higher Education Ministry invites your youth to attend our Youth Fun Day at First Unity United Methodist Church in Weir on June 13, 2015. Lots of fun, food, and games. All are invited.

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In Our Community – 06/10/15

God Love
Evangelist Francie Hemphill

Gods’ love is like a sweet song of a Blue Jay; it’s beautiful to the one who takes time to listen to it. Thank you heavenly father for your peace. Isaiah 26:3 Thou will keep … Read more

Jail Docket – 06/10/15

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 59 miscellaneous incident reports and 9 incident offense reports this week.… Read more

MSU-USM football game to kick-off at 9 p.m. on Sept. 5

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

Mississippi State University’s first football game of the 2015 season may actually end early on Sunday morning.

MSU, looking to build off an impressive 2014 season that saw the Bulldogs go 10-3 on the year … Read more

Obituaries – 06/10/15

Fred Hansford
June 4, 2015
Services for Fred Hansford, 70, of Eupora were June 6, 2015, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Dale Porter officiating. Burial was in Greensboro Cemetery.

Mr. Hansford was a retired law enforcement officer … Read more