Choose technology gifts for children carefully

By Linda Breazeale MSU Extension Service Before buying electronic educational gadgets to help children learn, adults need to recognize the difference in active engagement and passive entertainment. Louise E. Davis, a professor of child and family development for the Mississippi…

Calendar of Events

Please email your calendar of events, notices and public meetings to reporter@choctawplaindealer.com Dec. 1 Ackerman Christmas Parade The Town of Ackerman announces plans for the 2016 Christmas Parade. This year’s theme will be “A Storybook Christmas.” It will be held…

National Collection Week for OCC has begun

From press reports Nov. 14, local residents began a mission to make a lasting impact on children in need. They are looking beyond their own wish lists and packing shoeboxes for boys and girls around the world—for many of the children,…

Depth pays off for Choctaw County Chargers

By Austin Bishop Choctaw Plaindealer   Veteran Choctaw County High School basketball coach Gary Beals got to find out quickly how much depth is team is going to have this year. Both of his ball handlers were sent to the…