Time Capsules – 02/03/2016

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Jan. 30, 1941

McCain Town News:
Mr. and Mrs. Grant McCain and daughter, Dorothy, visited Mrs. Laura Carroll near Embry last Sunday.

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FUMC begins Lent with Ash Wednesday service

From Church Reports
First United Methodist Church extends an invitation to an “Ash Wednesday Service” on Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.
This service marks the beginning of “Lent,” which is a time of spiritual preparation … Read more

Education notes – 02/03/2016

Locals among MSU graduates
Mississippi State University has announced graduates for the 2015 fall term for Webster County.

Honor graduates include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and at least half the total required course hours earned at MSU. … Read more

Homebuyer workshop set for Starkville

From Press Reports

Mississippi Home of Your Own will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Monday for anyone in Oktibbeha and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

The workshop will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the USDA … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 02/03/2016

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

What is the difference between indolent and insolent? What about complement and compliment? According to Sarthak Pranit, a student of etymology, these word pairs are examples of “orthographic neighbors.”

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Obituary – Mrs. Charlease Williams

Champaign, IL

Charlease Williams, 88, of Champaign died January 30, 2016 at the Champaign County Nursing Home where she lived for the past year. Charlease was born October 26, 1927 to the union of Oscar and Callie Gladney in Choctaw … Read more