Master Gardner training classes planned

From press reports Master Gardener (MG) Certification training classes will begin in February. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 1– 5 pm February 12 through March 19. The final exam is take home, open book and participants…

The Civil War – Battle of Cane Hill, AR

Submitted by C.J. Johnson On November 28, 1862, in the far northwestern part of Arkansas, Union and Confederate forces engaged in battle at a place called Cane Hill, part of the Prairie Grove Campaign. In early 1862, in the Pea…

Seeking help to locate local cemeteries

Margie Gilmer with the Choctaw County Public Library seeks help to find the following Cemeteries in Choctaw County: 1. Reed Family Cemetery (Providence Church area) 2. Seymore Family Cemetery (New Haven Church area) 3. Old Salem Methodist – Weir (Panhandle…

Flea Market planned for Weir

By Staff and Press Reports A Flea Market has been scheduled in Weir for Saturday, December 1 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. on Front Street in Weir. Vendors are needed. There is no vendor fee. Applications may be picked up at…

4-County urges members to beware of phone scam

From press reports 4-County Electric Power Association is urging its members to beware of a telephone scam. Cooperative officials say some 4-County members and non-members are receiving calls from an automated phone system requesting that account balances and collection balances…

Ackerman Aldermen hold meeting

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Ackerman Board of Aldermen held their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on November 6. The board held a public hearing for depositories for the town’s funds where they approved M&F Bank for the town’s…