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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 in…

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…

Calendar of Events

Please email your calendar of events, notices and public meetings to reporter@choctawplaindealer.com 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.…

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.…

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…

Saturn: The Ringed Giant

Submitted 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…

Jail Docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 56 miscellaneous incident reports and 7 incident offense reports last week. 6/24/16 Hollie Berry W/F 12/16/80 MHP DUI, MVL, & Poss. of Alcohol 6/26/16 Carol Miller B/F 10/26/72 APD Public Intoxication 6/28/16 William B.…

Historical Highlight Luncheon to feature Spencer

By Mary Nell Coblentz French Camp’s next Historical Highlight Luncheon will be Tuesday, July 12, at Noon at French Camp Presbyterian Church. The speaker will be Larry Littlejohn, long-time faculty member at French Camp Academy, currently serving as Assistant Principal. He will be speaking…

News of Yesteryear

Seventy-four years ago this week–From the files of the July 3, 1942 Choctaw Plaindealer. First Settlers of Ackerman (This is the first installment of a four part series we will bring to you in the month of July) The writer,…

E911Calls

June 21 11:56 a.m., Mt. Salem Rd., Structure Fire, FCFD, EMS 1:30 p.m., Scenic Lake Rd., Welfare Check, CSO 3:09 p.m., Hwy. 413 & Natchez Trace, Medical Call, EMS 8:40 p.m., Hwy. 15, APD Other, APD June 22 3:23 a.m.,…