Monthly Archives: March 2013

MSU students recognized at regional ASA meeting

From press reports STONEVILLE –Two Mississippi State University students placed in competitions at the Southern Branch of the American Society of Agronomy annual meeting February in Orlando, Fla. MSU agronomy student Jennifer Corbin of Cleveland placed second in the graduate…

FFA attends Legislative Breakfast

Submitted by: Samantha Makamson, Ackerman FFA Chapter Reporter On February 19th Ackerman FFA, Choctaw County FFA, and Weir FFA members attended the 35th annual Legislators’ and Sponsors’ Breakfast. This is a time for FFA members from all across the state…

NWTF banquet held for Choctaw

By Press reports The Choctaw County National Wild Turkey Federation Hunting Heritage banquet committee would like to express their appreciation to all those that supported, attended and donated to their recent banquet. A number of guns were won by area…

Joint investigation yields stolen equipment

By Press Reports Commissioner of Agriculture, Cindy Hyde-Smith, reported that on Monday, March 4 investigators from the Mississippi Agricultural and Livestock Theft Bureau, the law enforcement division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, in conjunction with Sheriff Cloyd…

DYW program this weekend

By Staff and Press Reports Eight high school juniors are competing for the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Choctaw County plus many scholarships on Saturday, March 16. These young women have been practicing for dance, fitness and talent with…

School Board holds monthly meeting

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer District Science Fair winners from Ackerman High school were recognized for their outstanding achievement. Superintendent Glen Beard said the district is “really proud” of theses “outstanding individuals from our district.” Each student was recognized…

Qualifying period ends for town election

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The qualifying period for the Towns of Ackerman, French and Weir elections has ended. Sixteen people have returned qualifying papers among the three towns. The election for Mayor and Board of Aldermen for the…

Federal court to decide CCSD consolidation

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer A federal judge will decide if, when and how the Choctaw County School District will consolidate its schools. A hearing will be held March 20 for the judge to hear the CCSD’s and the…

Obituaries

Mr. Dexter Cochran Dexter Snowden Cochran, 83 of Steens, MS died Monday, March 4, 2013. Funeral services were Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 11 AM in the Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel, Columbus, MS with Jeffery “Duffy” Neubauer officiating. Interment was…