Officer Gradie Ervin retires after 21 years

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By Chuck Bailey
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Ackerman Police and Municipal Court Officer Gradie Ervin is retiring effective the end of the year as a 21-year veteran of the Ackerman Police Department.
Friends and colleagues gave him a surprise retirement celebration … Read more

Christmas program

French Camp Elementary School 1st Grade students recently performed their Christmas  program – Elfis and the Sleigh Riders. It was a fun program and was enjoyed by everyone in attendance. Ms. Rachel McCool is the music teacher at FCE.
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Newspaper seeks Santa Letters

Continuing a generations-old Christmas tradition, the Choctaw Plaindealer is serving as the information pipeline for area children to send their letters to Santa Claus. The newspaper is also requesting Letters of Gratefulness to place in the section to celebrate the … Read more

Service Award

During a recent service award ceremony held in Tupelo, Miss., Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert recognized several MDOT employees for their years of service. The executive director and the Mississippi Transportation Commission staff thank these Choctaw … Read more

Attendance competition

AES continues with their attendance competition.  The boys won for the month of October so Mrs. Gina Smith (asst. principal) paid the price for the girl’s loss.  During a student assembly Mrs. Smith was blessed with a big bucket of … Read more

News of Yesteryear

Chuck Bailey,
reporter for the Choctaw Plaindealer will chose an interesting item in past issues to highlight.
43 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK – From the files of the December 14, 1972, Choctaw Plaindealer:

W. D. Coleman Named Deputy Atty. General … Read more