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Moore receives MDOT scholarship

From press reports The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), together with the Mississippi Transportation Commission, recently awarded 21 scholarships to deserving students attending a Mississippi community college and seeking a transportation-related career. Jonathan Moore of Starkville, Miss., graduate of Ackerman…

Pushmataha sends Scouts to Philmont for camp

By Press Reports CAMP SEMINOLE–Local Boy Scouts and their adult advisors, all members of the Pushmataha Area Council, departed Camp Seminole early Sunday morning for Philmont Scout Ranch in northern New Mexico for 12 days of hiking and low-impact camping…

The Civil War – 15th Mississippi update

Submitted by C.J. Johnson The 15th Mississippi included three companies primarily from Choctaw County – Company D – Wigfall Rifles; Company I – Choctaw Guards; and Company K – Choctaw Grays; all formed in the spring of 1861. They reported…

Rep. Hood speaks at Brown Bag Lunch

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer District 35 Rep. Joey Hood described his first legislative session as “an experience” to the Brown Bag Lunch group on June 20. Hood spoke the group about his experiences and learning “quite an education”…

Reading Program slated for Library

By Staff and Press Reports Prepare to DREAM BIG for the Summer Reading Program at the Choctaw County Library that begins July 5. The reading program will be held every Tuesday in July from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Choctaw…

MPB encourages Summer Reading

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Mississippi Public Broadcasting Company motivated and encouraged children in Weir to read. MPB joined with the Weir Library to present a summer reading program, on June 19, to children attending the I Can…

Supes open bids to re-roof hospital

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors opened bids to re-roof the current Choctaw County hospital in their June 18 board meeting. District 3 Supervisor Chris McIntire, also board president, attended the meeting by phone.…

No restructuring for CCSD for upcoming school year

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Choctaw County School District will not restructure for the upcoming school year, 2012-2013. Superintendent Glen Beard confirmed Friday, June 22, that the schools will not restructure for the upcoming school year. “Choctaw County…

Miller wins Buds of Spring Scholarship pageant

By Staff and Press Reports  Vanessa Miller was the 2012 Buds of Spring Scholarship Pageant winner.  She is the daughter of Earlie and Ola Miller of Reform.  The proud grandparents are L.C. and Hurie Weeks of Reform and Squair and…