K&M Portables joins Chamber


The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome new business owners Matthew and Kellie Cauthen to the county. The Cauthen’s are owners of K&M Portables, LLC located at 1300 MS Hwy 9 in Ackerman. They offer port-a-potty and … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your

In Act II, scene 2 of Hamlet, the Danish prince enters reading a book. Polonius asks, “What do you read, my lord?” Hamlet answers, “Words, words, words.” I cannot help … Read more

Civil War – New Union States

June 20, 1863 is the official “birthday” of West Virginia. The western part of the State of Virginia was distinctly different from the eastern section. The west was composed of smaller farms with few slaves, while the eastern part was Read more

Education notes

Local Spring MSU Graduates

Honor graduates include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and at least half the total required course hours earned at MSU. Their specific levels of recognition and the minimum required averages for each, based on … Read more

Mayor re-elected, new aldermen elected

Town of Ackerman Poll workers begin to tally votes in Ackerman’s Town Election on June 6.

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer


Ackerman Mayor Dick Cain was re-elected to serve another term. Cain received 239 votes to Dale Reid’s 146 votes.

Cain has served as mayor for five years. This will be his second term.… Read more

CCCTC students Have Top Scores on State Tests

Caden Teer, a Weir High School student taking Engineering at CCCTC, scored the highest out of 444 students tested in the state.

From press reports


The required state tests for career and technical courses at Choctaw County Career and Technology Center were taken in April 2013. Two of the CCCTC students had advanced scores and had the highest test scores in … Read more

School Board discusses transition changes

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer


The Choctaw County School Board opened the May 31 Special Meeting at the Choctaw County Courthouse in the Board of Supervisors meeting. The meeting began with Mike Thomas, board president, requesting help from … Read more

JuneFest 5k Run/Walk results released

James McClure won first place in the 2013 JuneFest 5k Run/Walk with a time of 18.33. He is pictured receiving his Overall Winner award.

2013 JuneFest 5K Run/Walk Results

Sponsored by French Camp Academy

Camp of the Rising Son

and the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce


1 107 James McClure M Overall 18.33

2 112 Wallace Sansing M 40-49 … Read more

Supes deny request to purchase kitchen equipment

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer


Allen Gamble, administrator, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw, asked the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors to purchase kitchen equipment of the new hospital, in their May 31 meeting.

Gamble said the state … Read more

JuneFest success


More than 50 vendors lined Main Street and downtown Ackerman for Choctaw County’s annual JuneFest, held June 1.

The main attraction for the kids’ is the water slide and other inflatables during JuneFest.

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