This past Saturday, the Choctaw County National Guard members gathered with their family to celebrate a ‘Family Day’ which included a barbecue meal, games, numerous door prizes and Santa was on hand for photos and to hand out gifts to the children.
The Choctaw County School District Board of Trustees dealt with a number of routine matters, which were all approved unanimously, during their monthly meeting held on Monday, November 11.
The Board approved the following workshop and conference requests:
This past Thursday evening a number of officials from different Choctaw County entities gathered at the Choctaw County Career & Tech Center for the annual Council of Governments Dinner. The dinner was prepared and served by students in the Culinary Arts program under the direction of Ashley Fondren.
Representatives of Entergy Mississippi met with the Board of Supervisors, during their meeting on Monday, November 4, to state that they have purchased the Choctaw generating facility in the French Camp area, and it is operating at full output.
At their monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 5, the Ackerman Aldermen heard from engineer Marty Crowder concerning recent repairs to Cherry St. and Ridge Road. Crowder stated that they accepted a bid on the project of $157K and additionally approved a change order to add another section of Cherry St. for $66K.
The Mississippi general elections were held on Tuesday, November 5 to elect officeholders to state, local and district positions. Choctaw County followed the pattern in voting for Republicans to all statewide offices which include Governor, Lt.
VFW Post 5569 sponsored the annual Veterans Day Program which was held this past Monday morning in the Choctaw County High School Auditorium, and was attended by many veterans and family members, along with the CCHS student body.
Choctaw Regional Medical Center already offers many services to the residents of Choctaw County, and to be of greater service they are adding more. According to Radiology Director, Mike Summers, there is a ‘crawl, walk, run’ philosophy as CRMC continues to add needed services.
Despite the inclement weather this past Saturday, several hundred people braved the elements which forced the annual Jack-O-Lantern Jam indoors at the Choctaw County Community Center. According to Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Donna McKay, approximately 350 people attended the Halloween event.