Editorial roundup

No good news about budget

The evidence continues to grow about Mississippi’s budget: Spending will have to be cut because tax revenues are lower than expected.

At a public hearing last week conducted by the Legislative Black Caucus, state health … Read more

In our community

That’s Life

By Ruth Nowlin

Quite a few years ago we bought a singlewide trailer from one of the grandsons. We settled it across the road in a pine setting, added a nice metal cover over the top and built … Read more

In our community

God’s Love

By Evagelist Francie Hemphill

God’s love is like an aloe vera plant, it soothes all the burning discomfort in our life.

Thank you Jesus for taking away the sting of huts from our life I will forever love … Read more

In our community

That’s Life

By Ruth Nowlin

Mother’s Day has come and gone for another year. For 60 years now I have been a Mother and for almost 37 years I have been a Grandmother. The day was better, I think, when … Read more

Coal industry crushed by needless regulation

By Hal Quinn

For decades, Mississippi has proudly mined the coal that fuels American industry.  During World War II, coal helped fire the steel foundries and factories that built America into the “Arsenal of Democracy.”  And today, with coal still … Read more

In our community

That’s Life

By Ruth Nowlin

Some things have not changed in the last 60 years or so. Pecan trees still drop stains on our car that are almost impossible to remove, the dog still pees on the tires and kids … Read more

Letters to the Editor – 04/20/2016

A thank you
On behalf of the American Legion Post 82 and Ladies Auxiliary in Ackerman, we would like to recognize and commend our Choctaw Plaindealer reporter and office manager, Chuck Bailey. … Read more

In Our Community – 04/20/2016

Aunt Tye and me

A Thought for Today

Missionary Ernestine Kennedy

Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end. Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my … Read more

In Our Community – 04/13/2016

“Put Me in Coach”

Lisa Harris

Baseball season is here! I can hear the announcers at the nearby park calling out the name of the next batter from inside my house. Either they have a really loud speaker, or I … Read more

Letters to the Editor – 04/13/2016

A thank you

We would like to thank each and every person who donated cakes, participated in the cakewalk, auction, sold pork plates and Boston butts.

We would also like to thank those who worked in the kitchen. Took a … Read more