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Fab Fridays features diabetes

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer Ellen Wallace, diabetic education coordinator, with The Diabetic Shoppe, briefly explains diabetes and gives everyone tips on living healthier especially with diabetes. A few of her simple tips on living healthier are: set one…

School Board discuss calendar

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The 2013-2014 School Calendar was debated in the February 11 Choctaw County School Board meeting. The board pulled this item out of the consent agenda to discuss. Ward 5 School Board Member Mike Thomas,…

Plans for hospital building a topic in supes meeting

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer Plans for the current hospital in Choctaw County were a topic of discussion in the February 11 Board of Supervisors meeting. Steve Fontaine, vice president of hospital operations for Pioneer Health Services, said Pioneer…

Speaker announced for First Responders Dinner

By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce The Chamber of Commerce will host the First Responders Dinner on Friday, March 1, at the Choctaw County Community Center in Ackerman, Miss. Robert Latham, Jr., Director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)…

Volunteer Fire departments vital to communities

By Chris Coleman, county fire coordinator The first fire department in America was established in Boston, Massachusetts in 1679. Since that time, fire departments have become a crucial part of keeping cities, towns, communities, and wildlife safe from the dangers…

French Camp Elementary pageant winners announced

By Press Reports Recently, French Camp Elementary School held is first annual Miss Southern Belle pageant. All proceeds raised benefit funds and activities within the school. French Camp Elementary School-Miss Southern Belle Pageant 2012-2013 Winners 0-3 year olds: (Baby Miss)…

Supervisors question Pioneer on several issues

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer Discussion of inventory issues and others prompts Lauren Williams, hospital administrator, to leave the Choctaw County Board of Supervisor meeting on February 4. In this meeting, District 3 Supervisor Chris McIntire, also board president,…

Student from county earns creative writing awards

From press reports The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) Literary Arts students recently received awards in the prestigious Regional Scholastic Creative Writing Competition hosted by The Eudora Welty House, in conjunction with the Eudora Welty Foundation. MSA students received…