News

New election commissioner, school board member elected

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

After the final official results from the General Election, Choctaw County will have one new election commission and one new school board member.

Willie Mae Guillory was elected as the District 4 Election Commissioner. … Read more

School board recognizes teachers

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County School Board held their monthly meeting on November 13. In the meeting Amber Vowell and Sandy Hunt were recognized for being high performing teachers in their subjects.

Linda McDaniel, school board … Read more

Calendar of Events

Christmas Parade Dec. 6, Entry deadline Nov. 30 The Town of Ackerman would like to announce plans for the 2012 Christmas Parade. This year’s theme will be A Picture Perfect Christmas. It will be held in downtown Ackerman on Thursday, … Read more

Patterson book signing on December 10

By Press Reports

Looking for a meaningful Christmas present? You can’t do better than a copy of How Big is Your God? The Spiritual Legacy of Sam Patterson, Evangelist. Meet the author, Rebecca Hobbs, and get a signed copy at … Read more

Master Gardner training classes planned

From press reports

Master Gardener (MG) Certification training classes will begin in February. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 1– 5 pm February 12 through March 19. The final exam is take home, open book and participants … Read more

The Civil War – Battle of Cane Hill, AR

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

On November 28, 1862, in the far northwestern part of Arkansas, Union and Confederate forces engaged in battle at a place called Cane Hill, part of the Prairie Grove Campaign.

In early 1862, in the Pea … Read more

Seeking help to locate local cemeteries

Margie Gilmer with the Choctaw County Public Library seeks help to find the following Cemeteries in Choctaw County: 1. Reed Family Cemetery (Providence Church area) 2. Seymore Family Cemetery (New Haven Church area) 3. Old Salem Methodist – Weir (Panhandle … Read more

Flea Market planned for Weir

By Staff and Press Reports

A Flea Market has been scheduled in Weir for Saturday, December 1 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. on Front Street in Weir. Vendors are needed. There is no vendor fee. Applications may be picked up at … Read more

4-County urges members to beware of phone scam

From press reports

4-County Electric Power Association is urging its members to beware of a telephone scam.

Cooperative officials say some 4-County members and non-members are receiving calls from an automated phone system requesting that account balances and collection balances … Read more

Ackerman Aldermen hold meeting

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Ackerman Board of Aldermen held their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on November 6. The board held a public hearing for depositories for the town’s funds where they approved M&F Bank for the town’s … Read more