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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Obituaries

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…

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…

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…