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 … Read more

County seeking payment from Pioneer Community Hospital

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer


Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw owes Choctaw County $265,588 in lease payments and other fees.

The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors discussed the lack of payment by Pioneer in their June 14 special … Read more

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 … Read more

Weir Kith and Kin gathering


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, … Read more

K&M Portables joins Chamber


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 … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your

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 … Read more

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 Read more

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 … Read more

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.… Read more

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 … Read more