In a meeting of the Ackerman Board of Aldermen, on Tuesday, October 16, the Board voted 4-1 in favor of the sale of Thomas Glasgow Park to the Choctaw County School District, with Alderman Billy Ganann voting against the measure. However, the voted was vetoed by Mayor Tim Cutts.
It has been 50 years since the official entry of the United States into the Vietnam War. It came at a time of great societal upheaval and unrest, and was therefore a very ‘unpopular’ war. Returning veterans were not treated with the respect and decorum afforded veterans of World War I, World War II and the Korean War.
On election day, Tuesday, November 6, Choctaw County, as well as the rest of the state, saw a larger than average number of voters make their way to the polls.
Many counties in the state registered over 50 percent voter turnout.