Monthly Archives: June 2017

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Min-Hsun Chiang, Associate Professor at Columbia University, describes the importance of vocabulary with a series of similes. I have selected four of my favorites of Dr. Chiang’s vocabulary similes.   A writer’s vocabulary is like a chef’s pantry and words…

Education Note

Samantha Stevenson was among area students that received her Associates Degree from EMCC Golden Triangle Campus. Samantha graduated Magna Cum Laude and is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. She plans on attending Mississippi State University in…

Rotary speaker

Sister Alies Therese of the Catholic community was guest speaker at the May 30 meeting of the Rotary Club. She is a volunteer with the Christian Women’s Job Corps in Choctaw County. Welcoming her is program chairman Bert Parish.

Rainwater Observatory busy in June

By Edwin Faughn Rainwater Observatory   Rainwater Observatory was recently featured on MPB’s Mississippi Roads as part of a story called “REACHING FOR THE STARS”! The story features Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise, Rainwater Observatory and the Jackson Astronomical Association. A big…

Woods wins MACD Endowment Fund Scholarship

Submitted by Kayla McMinn   Twenty-two campers, including Angel Woods from Choctaw County, participated in the 2017 Mississippi Soil and Water Conservation Commission Natural Resources Youth Camp, held from June 4 to 8 at Hinds Community College in Raymond.  …

Recognition

The staff of the Choctaw Nursing and Rehabilitation Center recognized the male residents and fathers of the center by hosting a “Men’s Day” celebration in their honor before this past Father’s Day.             The celebration…

In the Good Ole Summertime

By Lisa Harris   Summer is here finally! My summer is broken into two parts. I have to work in the morning then I am free in the afternoon. I usually just nap, read, and watch television. I get drowsy…