Monthly Archives: February 2013

Fab Fridays features diabetes

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer Ellen Wallace, diabetic education coordinator, with The Diabetic Shoppe, briefly explains diabetes and gives everyone tips on living healthier especially with diabetes. A few of her simple tips on living healthier are: set one…

School Board discuss calendar

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The 2013-2014 School Calendar was debated in the February 11 Choctaw County School Board meeting. The board pulled this item out of the consent agenda to discuss. Ward 5 School Board Member Mike Thomas,…

Plans for hospital building a topic in supes meeting

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer Plans for the current hospital in Choctaw County were a topic of discussion in the February 11 Board of Supervisors meeting. Steve Fontaine, vice president of hospital operations for Pioneer Health Services, said Pioneer…

Speaker announced for First Responders Dinner

By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce The Chamber of Commerce will host the First Responders Dinner on Friday, March 1, at the Choctaw County Community Center in Ackerman, Miss. Robert Latham, Jr., Director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)…

Obituaries

Ms. Jackie Houston Mavis Montgomery “Jackie” Houston, age 87, died Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at North MS Medical Center in Pontotoc, MS. She was born September 17, 1925 to Hilary Delay Montgomery and Esther Ann Watson Montgomery in Ackerman, MS.…

FCA, Weir take region hoops titles

By Austin Bishop Choctaw Plaindealer There area basketball teams earned spots in the MHSAA Class 1A playoffs by performing well in the Region 5-1A Tournament last week. The French Camp and Weir girls were set to host play-in games for…

Volunteer Fire departments vital to communities

By Chris Coleman, county fire coordinator The first fire department in America was established in Boston, Massachusetts in 1679. Since that time, fire departments have become a crucial part of keeping cities, towns, communities, and wildlife safe from the dangers…