Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ackerman police chief resigns

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer   Ackerman Police Chief Tanya Burton resigned after nearly four years as police chief. Burton was the first female police chief for the Town of Ackerman. The Ackerman Board of Aldermen approved her resignation,…

Do you want some dirt with that?

Jenkins

By Ellen Graves   An antique, faded green car that’s the size of a small tank drives slowly up the gravel driveway early one morning and parks by a garden that’s overgrown with weeds.  Ninety-one-year-old Inez Jenkins, of Ackerman, steps…

4-H Entomology Workshop Held

Children in the 4-H Entomology Workshop

Bugs and other interesting creatures were found Saturday, June 22 at the 4-H Entomology Workshop in Ackerman. Eleven children had fun searching for insects, looking at them under a microscope, looking at insect collections and making insect crafts.  They also…

New hospital open

Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw is now open for business at the brand new, state-of-the-art facility at the intersection of Highways 9 and 12 in Ackerman.

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer   The new $13 million Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw is now open for business as of July 2. Patients can now go to the brand new, start of the art hospital for emergency…

Exploring summer stars

From press reports   Rainwater Observatory in French Camp Mississippi will be offering a free program for this summer season called “EXPLORING SUMMER STARS “. This presentation will be given on Friday, July 12, 2013, starting at 7:00 p.m. by…

Celebrating 95 years

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Mrs. Pearlene Kyle Baxter will be 95 on July 12, 2013. She is a life long resident of Choctaw County (Chester, Ms.) Mrs. Baxter has resided at the Trinity Mission Health and Rehab of Clinton for the last 7 years.…

Pet of week

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Bubbles is a small mixed breed puppy around 9 weeks old. She and her sister are looking for a good home. She is current on shots and will be spayed when she is older.  Her adoption fee is $40. Please call 285-9006 or…

Obituaries

Mrs. Eula Faye Bailey
 Funeral services for Eula Faye Bailey of French Camp were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Oliver Chapel in Winona, with burial following in the French Camp Cemetery at French Camp. Rev.…

School board approves 2013-2014 budget

By Daniel Brunty The Choctaw Plaindealer   The Choctaw County School Board held their budget approval meeting for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year as well as a special meeting regarding property liability insurance in the conference room at the Central…