Monthly Archives: July 2012

New WAC principal excited about school year

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer Shane Burton was recently hired by the Choctaw County School District as the principal of Weir Attendance Center. “I’m excited about being here (WAC). Weir has a lot of tradition and I’m glad to…

Calendar of Events

Tomatoes 101 July 26 Tomatoes 101 will be presented via interactive video Thursday, July 26 at noon at the Choctaw County Extension Office. This program is free and open to the public. Summer Reading Program July 26 Children are invited…

Sales Tax Holiday July 27 and 28

By Staff and Press Reports The annual Sales Tax Holiday begins12:01 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2012, and ends 12:00 midnight Saturday, July 28, 2012. The items exempt from sales tax during the Sales Tax Holiday are identical to those items…

Open House dates, times set

Ackerman Elementary School Open House will be Wednesday, August 8 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. All parents and students are invited to attend and many bring their school supplies to their homeroom during the event. There will be tables in the…

The Civil War – Spies played a role on both sides

Submitted by C.J. Johnson Neither the Union nor the Confederate governments had elaborate, structured espionage departments set up as the war began, although each had spies reporting information before The War officially started. According to history.com, “From early in the…

Basic Cooking skills class for adults set

From press reports Adult cooking skills and nutrition education classes, perfect for newly marrieds, new parents, or anyone wanting to brush up on cooking skills and current nutrition topics will be held August 13, 14 and 15. Program topics will…

Missing Choctaw Countian update

Missing Choctaw Countian update The Mississippi Highway Patrol/Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is issuing a Silver Alert for James William Sunn, 76, of Ackerman. Sunn left Ackerman toward Arkansas July 18, 2012 en route to Vancouver Island, British Columbia and has…