In our community – Lessons Learned

By Lisa Harris

Well my resolution to jog has not been consistently kept. Who would have thought that would have been the outcome? I have to say I almost believed that I had it in me to become a marathon … Read more

In our community – A Thought for Today

By Ernestine Kennedy
There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived good every day at his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, he was covered with sores and longing to eat what … Read more

Morgan Gillis

February 7, 2014

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Morgan Gillis, 97, were held at Morgan Baptist Church in Sturgis on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Mrs. Gillis was a member of Morgan Chapel Baptist Church. Mrs. Gillis died … Read more

Letter to the editor – Reading is important

61% of low-income families have NO books in their home, not one single book. There is only 1 age appropriate book for every 300 children in low income neighborhoods compared to 13 books per child in middle-income neighborhoods. Studies by … Read more

Calendar of Events

Animal Shelter fundraiser

Choctaw County Animal Shelter is selling chances on a Valentine’s Basket. Tickets are $1 each.  The beautiful, fun basket consists of $85 worth of Valentine’s candy, a stuffed animal, a candle and other products for the holiday.  … Read more

Letter to the editor – Dear Choctaw County

Dear Choctaw County,

I’m writing to thank Ackerman residents for their generosity in helping thousands of suffering children worldwide this Christmas. Through their efforts, we were able to contribute towards 30,700 shoeboxes collected within the Columbus area—filled with toys, school … Read more