Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 04/29/15

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Recently I came upon the word cynosure, pronounced “SIGH-nuh-sure” or “SIN-uh-sure.”

This noun means something that gets attention because of its brilliance and interest. Something that provides guidance or direction … Read more

Sound off

Choctaw County Veterans Service Office
Serving those who served
By Mark Bunn
SFC, USA (Retired)
Veterans Service Officer

First and foremost I want to thank God for the great country that we live in! Next I want to Thank the … Read more

‘Mitchell Dental Cares’ event to be held May 1

From press reports

Mitchell Dental Clinic is Ackerman is out to change lives by offering free smiles its annual charity event, “Mitchell Dental Cares,” on Friday, May 1, 2015.

The media is invited to join Dr. Mitchell and his team … Read more

Kudzu has many uses, names

By James L. Cummins
Special to The Plaindealer

Introduced from Japan into the United States in 1876, kudzu was originally promoted as a forage crop and an ornamental plant. Kudzu has been given several nicknames such as foot-a-night vine, mile-a-minute … Read more

Ackerman among USPS to collect food

USPS carriers will collect food as they deliver mail
Saturday, May 9 — Stamp Out Hunger

JACKSON MS — On Saturday, May 9, residents across America will be asked to join the U.S. Postal Service and its delivery carriers to … Read more