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Farmer’s Market to begin

From press reports   The Choctaw County Farmers Market will be held Friday, July 12 beginning at 8 am at the corner of Main and Commerce Streets in Ackerman. Tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, Vardaman sweet potatoes, eggplant, blueberries, watermelon, peaches, plants…

Chargers to open 2013 season at FCA

By Austin Bishop The Choctaw Plaindealer   The first ever football schedule for the Choctaw County High School Chargers is a combination of the first six games off of the proposed 2013 schedule for Ackerman High School and the last…

Ackerman Forge makes payment, still behind

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer   Ackerman Forge makes one payment to the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors after they move forward with filing a lawsuit against them. In the June 28 meeting, Cully Hudspeth, son of Bubba Hudspeth-owner…

Pajama Party at the Summer Reading Program

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“Pajama Party” at the library. The kids at the Summer Reading Program in Ackerman enjoyed their “pajama party” with movies and popcorn during their last day of the program. The Summer Reading Program was held every Tuesday in June at…

Jail Docket

Jail Docket   The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 34 miscellaneous incident reports and six incident offense reports last week.   6/22/13   William Tenhet    W/M    12/5/58   Const 2 Susp. D.L. & No Insurance   6/25/13   Brandy Collins   W/F   …

Fireworks Safety: How to have a safe 4th of July

Written by: Ted Gordon, Risk Management/Loss Control Manager Submitted by: Juli Hughes, County Coordinator MSU Extension Service – Choctaw County 285-6337   It’s hard to believe the Fourth of July is almost here. It is a special time, especially for…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. I have authored a preparation outline for a six minute informative speech, primarily as a teaching tool for my public speaking students. The speech informs my audience about the four…

The Civil War – July 1863 an important date

Submitted by C.J. Johnson Two extremely significant events occurred in the first week of July 1863, at Vicksburg and Gettysburg, both ending on July 4. The following comments are taken from the Civil War Trust website. Vicksburg “For many a…

Choctaw County fans help turn Omaha maroon

Photo from Glen Barlow

By Austin Bishop The Choctaw Plaindealer   After driving 13 hours to get to Omaha on Sunday, Fifth Circuit Court Judge Joey Loper of Ackerman had to do a double take. “Everywhere I looked it was maroon and white,” He…