Local businesses dress DYW Winner for State

Kyla Perry, current DYW winner, with Heather Holmes, past DYW winner of Bombshell Boutique


Kyla Perry, Choctaw County’s Distinguished Young Woman, has been preparing for the state program, which will be held in Meridian in late July.

When the local program was held in March, two businesses offered clothing for the winner of … Read more

Choctaw Animal Shelter to host fundraisers this summer

McAllister’s Deli in Starkville recently hosted a fundraising event for the Choctaw County Animal Shelter. Volunteers from the shelter assisted in serving customers for the night. During the four-hour period, McAlister’s donated all tips and 10 percent of all meals to the shelter. Pictured are Choctaw County Animal Clinic staff workers and volunteers, as well as the McAlister’s staff.

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County Animal Shelter has big plans for the summer as it participates in a number of concluded and upcoming fundraising events.

Choctaw County Animal Shelter Director Rita Morris is very excited about … Read more

A day for dad: The roots of Father’s Day

By Tresa Erickson

Picture it. It’s the early 1900s, and while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon, a young woman begins to reflect on her life. She had lost her mother in her teens and was raised by her father. … Read more

Tools make great Father’s Day gifts

By Gary R. Bachman
MSU Horticulturist
Coastal Research & Extension Center

Last month, I wrote about getting mom the perfect Mother’s Day rose. With Father’s Day just a couple of weeks away, it’s gift time again. I’ve always enjoyed getting … Read more

Seventeen receive GED diplomas from EMCC Launch Pad

​Ten GED graduates took part in the ceremony at Lion Hills. They are, first row from left, Shikasmine Walker of Prairie, Destiny McDill of Caledonia, Alex Smith of Starkville, Dawnice Mullins of Columbus and Deah Lemmon of Ackerman. On the back row are Xaiver Adams of Columbus, Jeremy Godsey of Carrollton, JR Morgan of Starkville, Tyson Halfacre of Starkville and William Carr of Miami, Fla.


COLUMBUS – Alex Smith suffers from test anxiety – but her time at East Mississippi Community College’s Launch Pad left her too prepared to fail.

The 17-year-old from Starkville was one of 17 Launch Pad students to earn their … Read more

Civil War – The last Confederate General surrenders

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

Confederate Brigadier General Stand Watie was a leader of the Cherokee nation, owned slaves, and commanded the First Indian Brigade, a cavalry unit, part of the Confederate Army of the Trans-Mississippi. He was the only Native … Read more

Calendar of Events – 06/17/15

Youth Explosion
June 20
The Higher Education Ministry at First Unity United Methodist Church in Weir will be hosting a Youth Explosion on June 20,2015 at 6:00 p.m. Evangelist Lillie Anderson from Millspring M.B. Church in Weir is the guest … Read more

Vaughn overcomes injury to get shot at college golf

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

After a freak injury playing pickup basketball left him with a severely sprained ankle, Kent Vaughn thought his dreams of following in his brother Taylor’s footsteps and playing college golf were on shaky grown.

But … Read more

Correction – 06/17/15

In the June 10 edition of the Choctaw Plaindealer, we erred when typing the letter from Joey Loper. We made several errors in typing and we apologize for the errors. Below is the correct version of the letter:

In the … Read more