Monthly Archives: June 2013

Meet and greet at Weir Clinic

By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce   Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw and the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce will host a grand re-opening for the Pioneer Family Medical of Weir on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The public is invited…

School Board discusses handbooks

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer   The Choctaw County School Board discussed items in the 2013-2014 Teacher/Staff and Student Handbook in their June 10 board meeting. In the Teacher/Staff Handbook, the board discussed the dress code portion. In the…

Weir Kith and Kin gathering

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Submitted by C.J. Johnson   Descendants of John and James Weir once again converged on the town that bears their name. Dozens of Weir kin and kith met at Weir Presbyterian Church at 11 o’clock, June 9, 2013, to visit,…

K&M Portables joins Chamber

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The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome new business owners Matthew and Kellie Cauthen to the county. The Cauthen’s are owners of K&M Portables, LLC located at 1300 MS Hwy 9 in Ackerman. They offer port-a-potty and…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. In Act II, scene 2 of Hamlet, the Danish prince enters reading a book. Polonius asks, “What do you read, my lord?” Hamlet answers, “Words, words, words.” I cannot help…

Civil War – New Union States

June 20, 1863 is the official “birthday” of West Virginia. The western part of the State of Virginia was distinctly different from the eastern section. The west was composed of smaller farms with few slaves, while the eastern part was…

Education notes

Local Spring MSU Graduates Honor graduates include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and at least half the total required course hours earned at MSU. Their specific levels of recognition and the minimum required averages for each, based on a…

Mayor re-elected, new aldermen elected

Town of Ackerman Poll workers begin to tally votes in Ackerman’s Town Election on June 6.

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer   Ackerman Mayor Dick Cain was re-elected to serve another term. Cain received 239 votes to Dale Reid’s 146 votes. Cain has served as mayor for five years. This will be his second term.…

CCCTC students Have Top Scores on State Tests

Caden Teer, a Weir High School student taking Engineering at CCCTC, scored the highest out of 444 students tested in the state.

From press reports   The required state tests for career and technical courses at Choctaw County Career and Technology Center were taken in April 2013. Two of the CCCTC students had advanced scores and had the highest test scores in…