Kid’s World, Car Show, Pet Show and more

Photo by Jerry Sanders
The Choctaw Cruisers Car and Truck Show offers 35 classes of cars and trucks at the Pine Tree Music Fest. Everyone that enters will receive a t-shirt, door prize and chance to win a trophy.

By Amanda McBride/Chamber of Commerce

It’s almost time for the Pine Tree Music Fest! Make plans to come to downtown Ackerman on Saturday, June 6 for the festival. There will be something for everyone in your family to do.

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Square fest celebrates small-town living

Red Roots

By Gwen Sisson

Laura Edwards, president of the Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce, said the annual SquareFest draws people from in and out of the city, county and the state together to celebrate what small-town living is all about!

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Letters to the Editor – 05/27/15

Ladonna and James Caffey

Saved a life
Jerry was recently in a tree cutting accident on our farm. He was taken to the emergency room at Choctaw County Medical Center (CCMC) and then air lifted to the University of Mississippi Trauma Center in Jackson. … Read more

Planning helps seniors benefit from doctor visits

By Susan Collins-Smith
MSU Ag Communications

RAYMOND, Miss. — The stress of managing personal health can be physically and emotionally draining for senior citizens and their families, but proper preparation for routine doctor visits can help older adults stay active … Read more

Know warning signs of depression in seniors

By Nathan Gregory
MSU Ag Communications
STARKVILLE, Miss. — Older Americans may become depressed as they face the many challenges aging brings, but spotting the signs and being proactive can limit the illness’s influence.

This responsibility starts with the ability … Read more

Caregivers should manage stress, balance other duties

By Susan Collins-Smith
MSU Ag Communications

RAYMOND, Miss. — Caring for an aging loved one can be overwhelming, especially when balancing the task with family obligations, work and self-care.

The challenges caregivers face are different for everyone and depend on … Read more

Choctaw Regional celebrates National Hospital Week

Choctaw Regional Medical Center CEO Jamie Rodgers presents Lawn Maintenance Tech Kenneth Billingsley with the Employee of the Month recognition for May. Billingsley was recognized for all his hard work and effort displayed while working at the facility.

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Choctaw Regional Medical Center recognized and celebrated National Hospital Week 2015 from May 11-15 with a number of fun-filled activities and events for its employees and staff.

May 11 was Scrubs Day, which employees … Read more

Take steps to prevent falls among older adults

By Brittany Jacks
MSU Ag Communications

STARKVILLE, MISS. — Preventable falls can lead to catastrophic problems for older adults, so it is important to be proactive.

David Buys, health specialist with the Mississippi University Extension Service and researcher with the … Read more

Marking history


May 23, 2015 went down as a historic day for Choctaw County as the Choctaw County High School Alumni Association unveiled … Read more