Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Johnson O’Conner (1891-1973), an educator who taught the importance of building a vocabulary, is quoted on the O’Conner Research Foundation website. “Why do large vocabularies characterize executives and possibly outstanding … Read more

Rainwater program to discuss the ‘Christmas star’

From press reports


Rainwater Observatory in French Camp Mississippi will be offering a free program for the Christmas season called “The Christmas Star”. This program will be presented on Friday, December 13, 2013, starting at 7:00 p.m. by Edwin … Read more

French Camp Academy earns MS 1A State Championship

From press reports


French Camp Academy and Smithville High School were slinging mud…literally…at the MHSAA Division 1A football championship game on Friday, December 6th. The atmosphere was filled with rain, excitement, and cheers as French Camp sparred with Smithville. … Read more

Supes approve assessment increases

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer


Approving two increases in assessments to Ackerman Forge was part of the December 2 Choctaw County Board of Supervisors meeting.

The supervisors gave Lori Kerr, tax assessor/collector, authority to put Ackerman Forge’s 2012-2013 … Read more

Christmas from the Heart seeks toy donations

By Press Reports


Each year, there are many children in Choctaw County that will not receive toys for Christmas without some help from people who care.

Our goal, at Mitchell Dental Clinic, is to provide children with toys, books, … Read more

2013 Christmas Parade winners named

From staff and press reports


The winners of the Town of Ackerman 2013 Christmas Parade are:

—Non-Religious Float: 1st place- Choctaw County High School FFA, 2nd place-Pioneer Community Hospital

—Religious Float: 1st place-Ackerman Methodist Church, 2nd place-Weir Baptist Church… Read more

AES to host school-wide parent meeting

From press reports


Ackerman Elementary School will host a school-wide parent meeting on December 12. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. in the school cafeteria. This is an informational meeting which will highlight programs and strategies meant to … Read more