Monthly Archives: June 2017

Q & A with Weir mayor-elect

By Carlie Myers The Choctaw Plaindealer   Daniel McNutt sat down with the Choctaw Plaindealer for a brief interview on becoming mayor of his hometown, Weir, Mississippi.   Q:  Did you ever imagine that you would be taking an elected…

Obituaries

Mr. William Todd Taylor May 22, 2017   Funeral services for Mr. William Todd Taylor, 51, were held at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 1 p.m. Dr. Jimmy Stewart officiated. Burial at Enon Cemetery in…

Jail Docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 92 MI’s and 27 IO’s this last week.   6/16/17 Amy M. Howell, W/F, 12/15/80, CSO, petit larceny & theft of utilities   6/18/17 Chance Wade, W/M, 11/25/87, CSO, Felony domestic violence   6/20/17…

A Thought for Today

Missionary Ernestine Kenendy   It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High: To shew forth thy loving kindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night.   Who…

Calendar of Events

Bluegrass concert   There will be a Bluegrass Gospel Concert at Salem United Methodist Church on Weir-Highpoint Road east of McCool, MS on Sunday, July 16th at 6 p.m. featuring Alan Sibley & The Magnolia Ramblers. Everyone is invited to enjoy an evening of…

Our Day in Court

Pastor Steve Ellison   There is an old Jewish saying, “Two men argued over a cow.  One pulled on its head and one pulled on its tale, while it was being milked by a lawyer.”   We have an epidemic in…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Min-Hsun Chiang, Associate Professor at Columbia University, describes the importance of vocabulary with a series of similes. I have selected four of my favorites of Dr. Chiang’s vocabulary similes.   A writer’s vocabulary is like a chef’s pantry and words…

Education Note

Samantha Stevenson was among area students that received her Associates Degree from EMCC Golden Triangle Campus. Samantha graduated Magna Cum Laude and is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. She plans on attending Mississippi State University in…