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God’s Love Evangelist Francie Hemphill God’s love is like a snowball plant, it is beautiful to the one who beholds it! Thank you Lord for all the beauty in nature, the flowers, birds, and blue teal oceans and the high…

Obituaries

Mattie Pearl Mhoon April 18, 2016 Services for Mattie Pearl Mhoon, 70, of Bellefontaine and formerly of Rockford, Illinois, were April 23, 2016, at Double Springs M.B. Church in Slate Springs. Burial was in the church cemetery. She died April…

What makes a mystery story good/great?

Submitted by Jan Ballard Mississippi State University Extension Office, Choctaw County Characters, setting, plot, problem, and solution. All five need to catch and keep our interest. All five need to help us feel we are a part of, or closely…

Ackerman set to open new Water Plant

By Chuck Bailey The Choctaw Plaindealer After accepting bids for a new water treatment plant a little over a year ago (April 9, 2015), Mayor Dick Cain and the Ackerman Board of Alderman are pleased to announce the plant will…

County dodges $6.2 million repayment

By Chuck Bailey The Choctaw Plaindealer The Mississippi Division of Medicaid on Sept. 29, 2015 approved allowing reimbursable costs claims for 2010 Choctaw County Nursing Center. This decision removed much of the $6,223,343 the Division of Medicaid sought to recoup…

Full Choctaw Plaindealer Electronic Version 04/20/2016

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Supervisors table ambulance service proposals

By Chuck Bailey The Choctaw Plaindealer David Grayson, Director of Operations for Medstat Emergency Management Services, the current provider of ambulance service in Choctaw County gave a brief overview of their proposal to continue providing ambulance service. Grayson, basically stated…

Chair caning is not a lost art

Submitted by Juli Hughes MSU Extension Service – Choctaw County Catherine Williams began caning chairs about 10 years ago. Because there were not many people around here that caned chairs, she felt there was a need and learned various caning…

Spring Plant Sale

Choctaw County Career & Technology Center AEST program student Summer Bowie is pictured here with a few plants grown by the students for the AEST programs’ Spring Plant Sale underway now. Students have worked diligently to get ready for this…