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Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 05/27/15

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary

Try my table technique of learning advanced words that you want in your vocabulary. In Microsoft Word click Table, then Insert Table. You’ll need four columns and 21 rows to … Read more

A first squirrel hunt and a last squirrel hunt

By Roy Hawkins

Nothing, absolutely nothing seemed right. I left home to squirrel hunt, but when I arrived at our club, the grass was too high, the fear of snakes too real, the trees too green, the weather too warm, … Read more

Focus Manor in Winston continues to seek applicants

Submitted

Focus Manor, a residential facility, continues to seek physically handicapped applicants as residents in this 14 large one bedroom apartments. The facility is scheduled to open on June 1, 2015. Applicants are not confined to Winston County. They can … Read more

HCC releases President’s/Dean’s Lists

From press reports

Academic and technical students with exemplary quality point averages are recognized at the end of the fall and spring semesters by being named to the President’s or Dean’s list. To be eligible for such recognition a student … Read more

Civil War – Amnesty, pardons, and reconstruction

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

The second half of May 1865 was full of events related to amnesty for Southerners and the beginning of Reconstruction of the Union.

On May 14, President Andrew Johnson issued a proclamation which granted a conditional … Read more

Sutphin, former Wood college president, dies

From Staff & Press Reports

A memorial service was held Sunday afternoon on the campus of the former Wood College in Mathiston for Dr. Felix Sutphin, who served as its president for 30 years.

Sutphin, of Union, died May 18 … Read more

It’s almost BINGO! time

From press reports

There is a familiar sound that echoes from the Pap’s Place annex the first weekend in June – BINGO!!! And it really gets interesting when more than one person shouts it at the same time.

For years … Read more

Ackerman native set to become new Starkville head coach

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer
 
There are certainly a lot of folks in Starkville who are happy that legendary high school football coach Ricky Woods is returning to Mississippi to be the head coach of the Starkville Yellowjackets, but they … Read more

Local athletes recognized among state’s best

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

A pair of local athletes were among those recognized by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger and were invited to the Best of Mississippi Preps Banquet on Thursday at the Jackson Convention Complex.

The guest speaker for the … Read more

Maben Home and Garden Club holds May meeting

Submitted by Dottie Dewberry

The Maben Home and Garden Club ladies congregated at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mansfield, located on the Waverly Golf Course, in West Point for the club year finale this past May 19, 2015.… Read more