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Chamber reaches out to residents

From Lara Bowman Executive Director, Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce   To better communicate with residents of Choctaw County, I will be providing a weekly column to the The Choctaw Plaindealer about activities and topics of interest regarding the Chamber…

Back to School Field Day set for August 3

By Press Reports   On August 3 the Choctaw County High School Alumni Association will sponsor its Fifth Annual Back to School Field Day in Ackerman at the Tom Glasgow Park. All school-aged children along with their parents are invited…

South Union Campmeeting set for July 26-31, 2013

From press reports   Pastor Ed Saunders and the members of South Union United Methodist Church invite you to the 141st Campmeeting at South Union Campground beginning Friday evening, July 26 through Wednesday, July 31. The Camp Meeting preacher is…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. Each week the writer of this column is devoted to teaching vocabulary building words and encouraging frequent use of them. A lexicon of advanced words is something you can carry with you…

Obituaries

Mrs. Earline Bailey Williams Mrs. Earline Bailey Williams, 84, retired homemaker, died June 28, 2013 at North Ms. Medical Center in Eupora. Funeral Services were held 11 AM, Monday, July 1, 2013 at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with burial in…

Jail Docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 13 incident offense reports and 31 miscellaneous incident reports last week. 7/5/13   Jerry Robinson    B/M   8/29/82    CSO    Public Drunk 7/5/13   William Fair Jr.  B/M    5/24/89   MHP    DUI 3rd & Poss. of Beer 7/6/13   Michael…

PSC passes energy efficiency rules

From Press Reports   Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced July 11 that the Mississippi Public Service Commission has unanimously passed groundbreaking energy efficiency rules. The rules will apply to electric and natural gas providers in Mississippi that, according to…

Calendar of Events

The Lucky 13 4-H Club selling chances The Lucky 13 4-H Club is selling chances on gift cards as a fundraiser. They have nine gift cards from area businesses and restaurants. Chances are $1 each or 6 for $5 and may…

The Civil War – Another siege, another riot

Submitted by C.J. Johnson   Battery Wagner, on Morris Island in the vicinity of Charleston, South Carolina, was a huge sand fort, housing 1,600 Confederate troops. The fort had 30 foot high walls made from sand and earth, as well…