Monthly Archives: August 2012

Choctaw Steelers begin Little League play

By Daniel Brunty The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw Steelers Little League football team is steadily becoming one of the most popular and exciting events in the area. This season, the Steelers will be looking to advance far as the 2012 … Read more

School Board discusses finances, approves agenda

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County School Board approved a lengthy agenda and discussed the district’s finances.

Glen Beard, superintendent, told the board that the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors are considering land tax objections, as allowed … Read more

Congressman Nunnelee speaks at BBL

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

Congressman Alan Nunnelee drew a crowd of approximately 50 people to the recent Brown Bag Lunch program.

Congressman Nunnelee was the guest speaker for the program that is offered by the Choctaw County Chamber … Read more

Aldermen discuss insurance for future aldermen

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer
Future new aldermen for the Town of Ackerman will not be offered health insurance after the August 7 Ackerman Board of Aldermen meeting. 
The board briefly discussed the option of not offering future new
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Supervisors approve to finish out PT area

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

Finishing out the physical therapy area of the new medical office building was discussed again in two Choctaw County Board of Supervisor meetings.

In the August 13 meeting, Steve Fontaine with Pioneer Health Systems, … Read more

Lions defeat Jaguars 21-20 in season opener

By Daniel Brunty The Choctaw Plaindealer

With mixed expectations for the Weir Lions football program this year, the team made a huge statement in their season opener in thrilling fashion by defeating the JZ George Jaguars 21-20.

The first quarter … Read more

Calendar of Events

The Potter’s Hand August 23 12:00-1:00 @ Choctaw County Extension Office via interactive video. Workshop is free and open to the public. A lump of clay in a potter’s hand can become a beautiful, useful vessel. Lee Ann Williamson, Executive … Read more


Mr. Mark Bain Jackson Saturday, August 11, 2012 Memorial service for Mr. Mark Bain Jackson, 45, was held at 11 a.m., August 18, 2012 at Morgan Chapel Baptist Church near Sturgis. Rev. Randal Jackson, Rev. Gary Jackson and Rev. Gary … Read more

Pack a healthy lunch to feel better and save

Written by: Pamela Redwine, Nutrition and Food Safety Area Agent Submitted by: Juli Hughes, County Director MSU Extension Service – Choctaw County

Do fast food meals make it hard to stick to a healthy eating plan? Don’t worry – eating … Read more

Observe children’s eye health and safety

Submitted by: Rita Tanksley Child & Family Area Agent

According to Prevent Blindness America, more than 12.1 million school- age children, or one in four, has a vision impairment. Among preschool-age children, more than one in 20 has a vision … Read more