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. Their…

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…

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.”

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 County,…

Obituary – Mr. Charles Edward Lott

Charles Edward Lott, 80, of Maben, Mississippi, passed away on January 31, 2016, in the North Mississippi Medical Center hospital in Tupelo, Mississippi. Mr. Lott was born on January 29, 1936, in Greenville, MS. He was raised in the Mississippi…