School Board discusses handbooks

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer   The Choctaw County School Board discussed items in the 2013-2014 Teacher/Staff and Student Handbook in their June 10 board meeting. In the Teacher/Staff Handbook, the board discussed the dress code portion. In the…

Weir Kith and Kin gathering

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Submitted by C.J. Johnson   Descendants of John and James Weir once again converged on the town that bears their name. Dozens of Weir kin and kith met at Weir Presbyterian Church at 11 o’clock, June 9, 2013, to visit,…

K&M Portables joins Chamber

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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…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. 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…

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…

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 a…