News

CCHS to host Parent-Teacher Night

Choctaw County High School will host a Parent-Teacher Night for all parents with students who are in currently enrolled in subject area tested classes on Thursday, May 1st from 4:30 to 6:30 in the Ty Cobb Complex. These classes include … Read more

Douglas Burton benefit to be held May 10

From Press Reports

After last year’s tragic accident that took the life of Choctaw County native Douglas Burton, his family and friends will soon host the Douglas Burton Family Benefit on May 10. The benefit will help the family pay … Read more

Calendar of events

Toy Drive for Blair E. Batson’s Children’s Hospital

Deadline April 30
New Zion Baptist Church is sponsoring a Toy Drive for Blair E. Batson’s Children’s Hospital. They are asking the community to … Read more

FC to host Historical Highlight Luncheon

From Mary Nell Coblentz

French Camp’s next Historical Highlight Luncheon  will be Tuesday, May 13. 12:00 noon,  hosted by French Camp Presbyterian Church.   The speaker will be Margie Newman, Human Resource Director for French Camp Academy,  who will be talking … Read more

Nursing Center hires interim administrator

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw Nursing Center is proud to announce the hiring of Jan Irby Maddux as their interim administrator.
Maddux began her new position on April 14. Maddux will be replacing former longtime administrator Debra … Read more

Vaughan’s vocabulary

Don Vaughan
Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

What’s a word that’s made up of three three-letter words? The first of the three is a synonym for “automobile” and the third is a synonym for “attempt”? What did … Read more

The Civil War – Preparing for Spring Battles

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

In late April 1864¸ both Confederate and Union armies were breaking winter camps, where they had lived for months, to begin the spring campaigns. Even though there were skirmishes and some battles going on in April, … Read more

Foundation meeting May 6

By Staff and Press Reports

The Choctaw County Medical Foundation meeting will be held Tuesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at the Choctaw County Community Center in Ackerman.
The medical foundation holds an… Read more

Legislative Forum slated for April 29

By Staff and Press Reports

The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce will host a Legislative Forum on Tuesday, April 29, at 6 P.M. at the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce office at the J.P. Coleman building on Quinn Street in … Read more

School Board sets 2014-2015 school calendar

Anthony McGee, WES principal, recognized Delois Truss as the Weir Elementary School Parent of the Year.

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Approval of the 2014-2015 school calendar was up for discussion during the Choctaw County School Board meeting on April 14.
Superintendent Glen Beard presented two different calendars for the board to consider. The first … Read more