Calendar of Events

Christmas Parade Dec. 6, Entry deadline Nov. 30 The Town of Ackerman would like to announce plans for the 2012 Christmas Parade. This year’s theme will be A Picture Perfect Christmas. It will be held in downtown Ackerman on Thursday,…

Patterson book signing on December 10

By Press Reports Looking for a meaningful Christmas present? You can’t do better than a copy of How Big is Your God? The Spiritual Legacy of Sam Patterson, Evangelist. Meet the author, Rebecca Hobbs, and get a signed copy at…

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…