Hospital loan discussed in meeting

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Questions concerning the up to $5 million line of credit for the Hospital Board of Trustees prompted discussions in the Choctaw County Board of Supervisor August 29 meeting.

Board President Chris McIntire asked Peyton … Read more

County increases funding for libraries

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors increased funding for the Choctaw County and Weir Libraries for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

This increase in funding saved the Weir Library from possible closure.… Read more

Tax objections denied, assessments increased

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Supervisors deny all tax objections to the 2014 assessment of property and change assessment values in their August 21 board meeting.

Quantum Power (gas power plant), Choctaw Generation (coal power plant) and GenOn (power … Read more

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