Box set to represent Choctaw County in State DYW Program

From Press Reports

Katie Beth Box, Distinguished Young Woman of Choctaw County, will be one of 31 Mississippi high school seniors competing for more than $30,500 dollars in college scholarships when the 2017 Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi Program gets … Read more

Mr. “Pete” does the Big Easy

By Chuck Bailey

The Choctaw Plaindealer

He’d been before, a long time ago, but this time it was special, this time Mr. Pete Blake, a decorated World War II Veteran, was headed to New Orleans to get a first hand … Read more

Barlow elected VP of MML

From Staff Reports

Congratulations to French Camp Mayor Glen Barlow.

He was elected second Vice President of the statewide MML (Mississippi Municipal League) at this year’s conference held at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, June 27-29.

“This is … Read more

In our community

That’s Life

By Ruth Nowlin

There is one houseplant that grows with very little care (remember this), multiplies like rabbits and I find hard to discard. It is called the “mother-in-law’s tongue” or snake plant.

This plant got its name … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

I recently presented an informative speech about “The Prince” by Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) and gave my students copies of the speech’s preparation outline. In Chapter 24, Machiavelli is concerned with … Read more

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SATURN: The Ringed Giant

July 8, 7 p.m., Rainwater Observatory, French Camp. Speaker, Edwin Faughn explores one of the most beautiful and recognizable planets in the solar system. … Read more

Green’s 50th Wedding Anniversary upcoming

Please join family and friends in celebrating Curtis and Linda Green’s 50th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, July 17th at 2:00 PM at the Providence Baptist Church Family Life Center on Hwy 415- Ackerman Let your presence be your present, please. … Read more

School choice group grades legislators

From Press Reports

Sen. Gary Jackson (District 15) and Rep. Joey Hood (District 35) received an “A” on Empower Mississippi’s 2016 Education Report Card, which grades every member of the Legislature on key school choice and education reform votes from … Read more

Saturn: The Ringed Giant


Rainwater Observatory in French Camp Mississippi will be offering a free public program for this season called “SATURN: The Ringed Giant!” This presentation will be given Friday, July 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

“SATURN: The Ringed Giant!”,presented by Edwin … Read more