Supervisors approve surgery room

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

Hospital construction was one main topic of the June 29 Choctaw County Board of Supervisors meeting.

Maxey Peterson with Pryor & Morrow presented the board with a revised quote of $346,647 to change the … Read more

AARP driver safety program planned

From press reports

An AARP driver safety class is being offered especially for retired educators during July and August for just $5, a savings of up to $9 off the normal fee.

Also, would you like to save money on … Read more

Calendar of Events

Summer Reading Program July 5 Children are invited to the Summer Reading Program at the Choctaw County Library every Tuesday in July from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. For the first week, on July 5, children will “Light Up the Night with … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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” … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more