Supes sell and purchase motor graders

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer   A bid opening was held to sell three county motors. The first bids were to sell two 2011 motor graders for District 2. Bids were: Dean Co. $153, 250 for 2011 (27) and…

County budget approved for upcoming year

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer   The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors approved the fiscal year 2013-2014 budget in the August 30 board meeting. The fiscal year begins October 1. The supervisors approved the budget with a motion from…

County Resource Guide available soon

Pictured is the Resource Guide committee:  (left to right) (front row) Shirley Wilson, Linda Jenkins, Donna McKay, (back row) Kay Blake, Juli Hughes, Deanie Graves and Peggie Turner.

By Deanie Graves   Choctaw County will soon have a Resource Guide to assist area residents. The Guide is a direct result of “Turning the Tide on Poverty.” This is an effort to help Choctaw County take action by working…

Marriage event inspired attendees

By Press Reports   Nationally known speaker and author Robert Little inspired all those who attended Friday night’s Marriage Enrichment Event.  The event was sponsored by the Building Strong Families program.  The audience at Lake Tiak-O’Khata was encouraged by Mr.…

The Civil War – Lawrence, Kansas Massacre

Submitted by C.J. Johnson   Fighting in the Kansas-Missouri country started well before the Civil War. Its start can be tied to the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854, by the 33rd U. S. Congress. Officially called “An Act…

Lady Chargers looking to get back on track

By Austin Bishop The Choctaw Plaindealer   After a pair of three-set losses, including a division defeat at the hands of Caledonia, the Choctaw County High School volleyball team continues its strong schedule this week. The Lady Chargers are set…