In our community

That’s Life

By Ruth Nowlin

I am going to deviate from my usual poems and prose. We have lived in this old house for 34 years now and every once in a while I still come across some of the … Read more

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