MSDH urge parents to immunize children before school

From press and staff reports

While the end of summer seems a long time away, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reminds parents that state law requires kids to be immunized against childhood diseases to enter public or private … Read more

Mcknight receives Rural Physician Scholarship

Falan McKnight, a graduate of Mississippi State University and Weir native, was recently awarded the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship valued at $30,000 per year for her medical training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson at the … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary

I have another quiz of a variety of vocabulary-building words for you in this week’s Vaughan’s Vocabulary. See how well you do. The quiz begins with a word that I … Read more

Calendar of Events

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Summer Revival

July 18-22, 7:30 p.m., Fancher Hill Church, Weir. Rev. Dr. Benjamin Pittman will be the guest speaker. Come one come all and be blessed by the … Read more

We cannot know what tomorrow will bring…

Submitted by Jan Ballard

Choctaw County Extension Office

Or what affect a newspaper article might have on individuals. First of all, on behalf of Mississippi State University Extension in Choctaw County, I would like to thank the Choctaw Plaindealer for … Read more

Turfgrass Research Field Day set for August 23

From Press Reports

Professional turfgrass managers can learn about innovations in turfgrass and landscape management strategy during the 2016 Turfgrass Research Field Day Aug. 23.

The event will be held at the R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Center on the … Read more

EMCC Practical Nursing graduates ready to serve others


Twenty-seven students graduated from East Mississippi Community College’s Practical Nursing program Thursday night during a ceremony at the Golden Triangle campus. Some of the students pose here for a photo prior to the ceremony.

From School Reports

Anna Dotson knew … Read more

Hospital audit gets unanimous approval

By Chuck Bailey

The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County Supervisors met Tuesday, July 5, 2016 before a packed house in the boardroom of the Choctaw County Courthouse. Several concerned citizens showed up to hear the interview process of hiring Grantham … Read more

Choctaw Regional receives birdhouses

By Chuck Bailey

The Choctaw Plaindealer

Rodney Claxton of Jonesboro, Arkansas recently donated 18 birdhouses to the Choctaw Regional Medical. The birdhouses will be placed just outside the window of each room at the hospital. The hospital has 15 rooms; … Read more