Tagert gives overview at Council of Government meeting

Officials from the Towns of Ackerman, French Camp, Weir, the Board of Supervisors, the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Choctaw County Economic Development District Board filled the room to hear Mike Tagert’s presentation.

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert was the featured speaker at the Council of Governments meeting held August 27 at French Camp Academy.

Tagert gave an overview of how the Transportation Commission operates and … Read more

Marrow donor drive to be held at local church

The Marrow Donor Drive is being held in honor of Choctaw County resident Mary Kathryn Broughton, who is celebrating a 3-year anniversary after experiencing a post bone marrow transplant.

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

New Zion Baptist Church of Weir is coordinating a Marrow Donor Registry Drive to be held at Enon Presbyterian Church in Ackerman on Sept. 18 from 3:30-7:30 p.m.… Read more

Vaughn’s Vocabulary – 9/10/14

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

John LaCarna’s “Build Your Vocabulary Skills! A Quick and Easy Method” uses a key and link sentence for each word to help the reader remember the meaning. For example, LaCarna … Read more

Calendar of Events – 9/10/14

8 Habits of a Successful Marriage class
Sept. 11 – Sept. 25, 2014

Building Strong Families will be offering “8 Habits of a Successful Marriage” in conjunction with the Job Training and Career Development class during the Fall semester. The … Read more

Are You Ready For Some Football?

By Lisa Fisher-Harris

Football season is here! From the first kickoff until the Super Bowl, wives will become “football widows.” Some women in order to survive the season will follow the philosophy of, “If you can’t beat them, join them.” … Read more

Jail Docket – 9/10/14

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 73 miscellaneous incident reports and eight incident offense reports last week.… Read more

Weir Elementary Fall Festival set for October 4

The Weir Elementary School PTO will host a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. The festival will consist of a silent auction, bingo, cake walk, toy walk, and many more fun and exciting games for … Read more

Hunting, fishing and music: then and now

By Don Pounds

My father, the late Curtis Pounds, reigned supreme in hunting, fishing and music.

He started Pounds Archery Co. in 1959, where he manufactured the famed Pounds recurve bows. These bows went on to become our family legacy. … Read more

Church Event

Mt. Moriah M.B. Church family in the 33rd Pastor’s Appreciation Program for Dr. Benjamin M. Pittman and Family on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3 p.m.… Read more