Summer Reading Program ends with a celebration

By Carlie Myers The Choctaw Plaindealer   The summer reading program R.E.A.D. for Fun (Read Everyday After Dinner)” for first through sixth graders held its Awards and Recognition Celebration on July 27th.  The program was first put into effect in…

McCain votes for bipartisanship

When U.S. Sen. John McCain unsuccessfully ran for president in 2008, even some within the Republican Party thought he was too much of a maverick for their tastes. McCain, a war hero who is now battling against possibly terminal brain…

Wildflower project tests best growing methods

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Extension Service NEWTON, Miss. — Travelers on Mississippi highways and interstates may have noticed colorful stands of native wildflowers planted in various sites for the last two years. Part of the Wildflower Trails of Mississippi project,…

Wheelchair Donation

A spirit of neighborly love was felt as an Ackerman resident recently received a donation of necessity. Mr. Shontae Johnson of Ackerman received a new wheelchair donated by Sis. Janet Triplett of Weir. Johnson had been in need of a…