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Letters to the editor

Ackerman Drivers

I am writing this to make my friends mad.  Not really although this letter applies to some of them.  … Read more

Ackerman Christmas Parade brightens downtown

First Place Float Antioch _0095

By Chuck Bailey
Choctaw Plaindealer

With temperatures in the mid 40’s by the start of this years 2015 Ackerman Christmas Parade, the crowd was a little thinner than in years past. However, once it started rolling, brave parade goers warmed … Read more

WES Chargers in Charge

WES Chargers In Charge 2015 Nov

WES Chargers In Charge 2015 Nov

This month’s chargers in charge were selected based upon the character trait “Trustworthy”.  Students selected get free ice cream, an extra 15 minutes of recess, and a certificate. Front Row L to R:  Lanaa Lane, Taylor Cooper, Kaleigh Crowley, Henry … Read more

Jobs for Life hears from three area employers

By Chuck Bailey
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Jobs For Life Class a part of the Christian Women’s Job Corps that meets Tuesdays and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until noon at Broken Wings had three area employers speak to them and … Read more

Art club fun

The Art Club at French Camp Elementary recently visited the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson. They participated in an art lesson in the studio at the museum.  They also toured two exhibits - The Mississippi Story and Bright Fields, The Mastery of Marie Hull.  Students attending were:  Maci Grice, Baylee Henderson, Kate Beard, Bella Stanford, Allie McCoy, Adilyn Burchfield, Kezia Taylor, Olivia Massie, Kaydence Myers, Lilly Bright, Chloe Tharp, Brennan McGlothin, Brooke-Lynn Broughton and Madison Henderson. Teachers accompanying the students were  Mrs. Stacie Perry, Mrs. Jerene Parker and Coach Jim Rhodes.

The Art Club at French Camp Elementary recently visited the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson. They participated in an art lesson in the studio at the museum.  They also toured two exhibits – The Mississippi Story and Bright Fields,

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Newspaper seeks Santa Letters

Continuing a generations-old Christmas tradition, the Choctaw Plaindealer is serving as the information pipeline for area children to send their letters to Santa Claus. The newspaper is also requesting Letters of Gratefulness to place in the section to celebrate the … Read more

McGruff visits AES

Chief Kevin Stark and McGruff the Crime Dog visit AES.  McGruff encouraged students to obey all rules, be kind to others,  and to "Take a bite out of crime".

Chief Kevin Stark and McGruff the Crime Dog visit AES.  McGruff encouraged students to obey all rules, be kind to others,  and to “Take a bite out of crime”.

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Parade…

Third Place Float Choctaw County 4-H
Third Place Float Choctaw County 4-H

Third Place Float Choctaw County 4-H

Second Place Float Choctaw County Regional Medical Center

Second Place Float Choctaw County Regional Medical Center

Grand Marshalls Bobby and Ruth Black

Grand Marshalls Bobby and Ruth Black

Classic Car Entry Award Post 5569 VFW Terry Liddell's 1927 Ford

Classic Car Entry Award Post 5569 VFW Terry Liddell’s 1927 Ford

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Holiday visit

On Thursday, December 3, the PK & K classes at French Camp Elementary visited the residents at the Choctaw County Nursing Home.   They sang songs to the residents. The music teacher is Ms. Rachel McCool.

On Thursday, December 3, the PK & K classes at French Camp Elementary visited the residents at the Choctaw County Nursing Home.   They sang songs to the residents. The music teacher is Ms. Rachel McCool.

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In our community

That’s Life
By Ruth Nowlin

The holiday season was such a special time when I was a child. It began in early October when we started looking forward to being out of school for Thanksgiving and Christmas and all the … Read more