News

Pet of the week

Midnight

This is Midnight.  She is a 1 1/2 year old chi-weenie (chihuahua/dachshund mix).  She is spayed, current on shots and negative for heartworms.  She is shy and … Read more

Shelter Pals perform community service project

Shelter Pals Trinity Burton, Allison Huffman and Madison Gregg volunteer at the Choctaw County Animal Shelter.

From Press Reports

Shelter Pals are a group of sixth-grade students from East Webster High School.
The four members of Shelter Pals are students in Kayla Hardy’s social studies class and the group was assigned a community service project focused … Read more

Jail Docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 81 miscellaneous incident reports and seven incident reports last week:… Read more

CCHS to host Parent-Teacher Night

Choctaw County High School will host a Parent-Teacher Night for all parents with students who are in currently enrolled in subject area tested classes on Thursday, May 1st from 4:30 to 6:30 in the Ty Cobb Complex. These classes include … Read more

Douglas Burton benefit to be held May 10

From Press Reports

After last year’s tragic accident that took the life of Choctaw County native Douglas Burton, his family and friends will soon host the Douglas Burton Family Benefit on May 10. The benefit will help the family pay … Read more

Calendar of events

Toy Drive for Blair E. Batson’s Children’s Hospital

Deadline April 30
New Zion Baptist Church is sponsoring a Toy Drive for Blair E. Batson’s Children’s Hospital. They are asking the community to … Read more

FC to host Historical Highlight Luncheon

From Mary Nell Coblentz

French Camp’s next Historical Highlight Luncheon  will be Tuesday, May 13. 12:00 noon,  hosted by French Camp Presbyterian Church.   The speaker will be Margie Newman, Human Resource Director for French Camp Academy,  who will be talking … Read more

Nursing Center hires interim administrator

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw Nursing Center is proud to announce the hiring of Jan Irby Maddux as their interim administrator.
Maddux began her new position on April 14. Maddux will be replacing former longtime administrator Debra … Read more

Vaughan’s vocabulary

Don Vaughan
Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

What’s a word that’s made up of three three-letter words? The first of the three is a synonym for “automobile” and the third is a synonym for “attempt”? What did … Read more

The Civil War – Preparing for Spring Battles

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

In late April 1864¸ both Confederate and Union armies were breaking winter camps, where they had lived for months, to begin the spring campaigns. Even though there were skirmishes and some battles going on in April, … Read more