Monthly Archives: January 2013

MLK remembered at prayer service

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream has not been forgotten in Choctaw County. The Choctaw County NAACP Branch #5631 held the Fifth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance Prayer Visual on January 21. Approximately … Read more

Rainwater to host stars event

From press reports

Rainwater Observatory in French Camp Mississippi will be offering a free program for this winter season called “WONDERS OF THE WINTER STARS “. This presentation will be given on Friday, February 8, 2013, starting at 7:00 p.m. … Read more


Mr. J.V. Swindle Magee, MS

Mr. J. V. Swindle, retired High School Administrator, Educator and Coach, died Jan. 26th, 2013 at the Ms. State Veterans Home in Collins, MS. Funeral services were at 10:00 AM Tuesday Jan. 29th at Mt. … Read more

Calendar of Events

H.E.Y., Let’s Eat: Jan. 24 Healthy food can taste good and can fit into your busy schedule. H.E.Y., Let’s Eat! will teach you how to make healthy recipe modifications and use healthy ingredients, and will also show you how to … Read more

FFA members attend 212 degrees Conference

By Samantha Makamson, Chapter Reporter

Two- hundred and twelve degrees is the boiling point of water.

Though two- hundred and eleven is quite hot and has the potential to boil, it’s not until it reaches two- hundred and twelve degrees … Read more

Education notes

Choctaw County Residents Among Ole Miss Freshmen to Receive 2012-13 Scholarships

The following University of Mississippi freshmen were awarded scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year based on criteria that included academic and leadership credentials:

Dylan Patrick Bagwell Ackerman MS 39735 … Read more

Pratt retires from Reform Panhandle Head Start

By Press Reports

A Retirement Celebration honoring Mrs. Geneva Weeks Pratt was held on Saturday, January 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Starkville.

Geneva Pratt served as Center Manager for Reform Panhandle Head Start 45 years. She directed recruiting, motivated … Read more

School Board elects new officers, welcomes new member

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

In the first meeting of the year, January 14, the Choctaw County School Board elected new board officers then welcomed their new board member.

Mike Thomas (District 5 member) was elected as president of … Read more