Calendar of Events

H.E.Y., Let’s Eat: Jan. 24 Healthy food can taste good and can fit into your busy schedule. H.E.Y., Let’s Eat! will teach you how to make healthy recipe modifications and use healthy ingredients, and will also show you how to … Read more

FFA members attend 212 degrees Conference

By Samantha Makamson, Chapter Reporter

Two- hundred and twelve degrees is the boiling point of water.

Though two- hundred and eleven is quite hot and has the potential to boil, it’s not until it reaches two- hundred and twelve degrees … Read more

Education notes

Choctaw County Residents Among Ole Miss Freshmen to Receive 2012-13 Scholarships

The following University of Mississippi freshmen were awarded scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year based on criteria that included academic and leadership credentials:

Dylan Patrick Bagwell Ackerman MS 39735 … Read more

Pratt retires from Reform Panhandle Head Start

By Press Reports

A Retirement Celebration honoring Mrs. Geneva Weeks Pratt was held on Saturday, January 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Starkville.

Geneva Pratt served as Center Manager for Reform Panhandle Head Start 45 years. She directed recruiting, motivated … Read more

School Board elects new officers, welcomes new member

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

In the first meeting of the year, January 14, the Choctaw County School Board elected new board officers then welcomed their new board member.

Mike Thomas (District 5 member) was elected as president of … Read more

Community Blood Drive set

From press reports

Mississippi Blood Services is holding its annual “Super Donor” Blood Drive Promotion from January 28 through February 1. All donors who donate blood at any blood drive or blood draw station will be registered for a chance … Read more

Supervisors discuss volunteer day at lake

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

Take Pride in America Day was a topic of discussion at the January 14 meeting of the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors. Bobby Claybrook with the US Forest Service, Tombigbee, was at the meeting … Read more

Open House slated for Pioneer Medical

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

An open house for the Pioneer Medical Clinic is scheduled for Tuesday, January 29 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Pioneer Medical Clinic is the newest edition to the Pioneer family. This clinic is the new … Read more

The Civil War – Burnside replaced

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

At the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia in December 1862, Confederate forces commanded by General Robert E. Lee overwhelmed Union forces. Union General Burnside’s army counted about 13,000 casualties in what has been called one of the … Read more

Volunteer committee meeting set for Relay for Life

By Staff and Press reports

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is seeking volunteers in Choctaw County – walkers, cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, anyone wanting to make a difference – to organize and recruit fundraising teams, garner community … Read more