Choctaw County basketball teams looking toward 2014

By Austin Bishop

The Choctaw Plaindealer


After using the 2013 portion of the season to gain experience and build continuity the Choctaw County High School basketball teams are looking forward to returning to the court on Tuesday (Jan. 7) … Read more

Extension’s Open House draws crowd

Lysander Garza and Hope McBride are serious about their Make and Take Crafts at the Extension Holiday Open House on December 12.

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer


Almost 400 people attended the MSU Extension’s annual Holiday Open House on December 12 at the Choctaw County Library.

Everyone enjoyed entertainment, visits with Santa Claus, the Festival of Trees, MSU ice cream … Read more

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Thomas I. Cremeen graduates


Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Thomas I. Cremeen graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core … Read more

Dollar General donate toys to Shriner Hospital

Dollar General of Ackerman donates toys to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Shreveport, La. Pictured (left to right) Vickie Groceman, Dollar General manager, Tracey Cook, Lana Cochran, both Dollar General assistant managers, Chris Nettles, Potentate 2008 Hamasa Shriners of Marion, Miss and member of the Winston Co. Shrine Club, and Charles “Buck” Ray, past president of the Winston County Shrine Club.

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer


Dollar General of Ackerman and its customers have helped make some children’s’ Christmas brighter. Toys donated by customers at Dollar General in Ackerman were taken to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Shreveport, … Read more

Master Gardeners add to area

Local Master Gardeners beautify the area with planting bulbs recently.

From press and staff reports


Choctaw County Master Gardeners are busy planting bulbs in anticipation of a beautiful spring.

The Master Gardeners planted Tulip, Daffodil, Dutch Iris, Bearded Iris, and Narcissus bulbs in the downtown flower pots, in beds … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your

I was reading about Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) and had forgotten that he had been a newspaper reporter and an editor for a number of magazines and for a publishing house … Read more