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Choctaw County Scout Eagles honored

In attendance at the annual recognition dinner from the 2015 Tom Morgan Class of Eagle Scouts are seated (from left to right) James David May, Benjamin Austin Ryals, William Thomas May, 2015 Eagle Class Honoree Tom Morgan, Jason James Roberson Jr., James Cassidy Ivy, and Robert Tyler Webb. Standing (from left to right) Jacob Franklin Reed, Anthony Kyle Lucas, Matthew Daniel Gent, Bobby Justin Morgan, William Brett Bailey, Justin Ray Rickels, and Bradley Curtis.  
 

By Chuck Bailey
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Saturday, February 6, 2016 The Pushmataha Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, honored the 2015 Tom Morgan Class of Eagle Scouts during an annual recognition dinner at The Mill Conference Center in Starkville.… Read more

Mississippi 4-H: Continuing to empower lives

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Local 4-H members promoting the “I am 4-H” campaign

By Juli Hughes
Choctaw County
MSU Extension Office

Since 4-H began more than 100 years ago, it has become the nation’s largest positive youth development and youth mentoring organization, empowering six million young people in the U.S. today.… Read more

Cat-in–the-Hat visits AES

Picture (left to right) Gina Smith, AES Assistant Principal, Cat-in-the-Hat and Glen Blaine, AES Principal

Students celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

By Hollie Stewart
Reading Interventionist
Ackerman Elementary

Wednesday March 2, Ackerman Elementary School celebrated Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ Birthday. … Read more

Box named DYW 2017 of Choctaw County

Photos by Lee Helms Photography

Contestants and Little Sisters

By Ginny Lucas
Chairman
CCDYW Program

The emerald city, poppies, a hot air balloon, and a rainbow adorned the stage of the Ty Cobb Auditorium on the campus of Choctaw County High School Saturday, March 19.

Eleventh grade Choctaw county … Read more

Chamber of Commerce welcomes three new Board members

Photos by Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce 
James , Newlin, Woods

By Amanda McBride/Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce and its members welcomed a new Board of Directors earlier this month. Three new Directors have joined the Board along with four existing Directors.… Read more

First Responder Dinner turns five

Weir Police Department

By Chuck Bailey
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Turning Five years old may not be a big deal to some, but it is if you’re Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce Director, Donna McKay.… Read more

4-County Foundation helping Choctaw County

Chuck Bailey/Staff
Choctaw County Sheriff, Cloyd Halford, holds a check his department received at this years’ First Responders Dinner from the 4-County Foundation to purchase body cameras

By Brad Barr
4-County Communications Director

Fifty-one organizations in 4-County’s nine-county service area have received awards from the cooperative’s Foundation since its inception in February 2015.

Through the generosity of 4-County members, that’s a total of over $153,800 dollars dispersed … Read more