Category: Opinion

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

In the public speaking classes, my students and I apply an interpersonal communication theory known as the action assembly theory. Each speech has three main points. I encourage each student to write each main point as a sentence that he…

What if you could talk to anyone, living or dead?

By Roger Alford   Bubba was doing well in his job interview until the human resources manager, wanting to learn something of his personality, asked an off-the-wall question. “If you could have a conversation with someone, living or dead, who…

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 are…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Every year throughout the month of June, I’m impressed by the fact that it doesn’t get dark until approximately 8:30 p.m. It reminds me of the day when some radio stations, whose frequencies were on the AM broadcast band, signed…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

  I enjoy biographies, particularly those about people who are little known to me. Recently I was reading about Mary of Burgundy (1457-82). I learned from the Webster Encyclopedia that she was the daughter and heir of Charles the Bold…

Letter to editor

Commends restaurant My compliments to the new Los Encinos!  My family ate there Saturday night, and it was a delightful experience. The restaurant is beautiful and the wait staff was most efficient.  Eupora is blessed to have this restaurant in…

Letters to the editor

A special thank you to Walthall VFD By LaNell and Bill Kellum We would like to express our thanks and appreciation to the Walthall Volunteer Fire Department for answering our 911 call for help on the evening of March 1…

Don’t let poor choices brand your name

By Roger Alford Perhaps you heard about the city slicker who bought a cattle ranch out West. Friends who came for a visit asked the name of his spread. “I wanted to call it the Bar-J,” the city slicker said.…

Time is marching on swiftly – what is God doing?

By Bro. J.B. Rowe Nov. 8 is past and we have a newly elected president. January is gone and Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, is past. How swiftly time passes by – where has it gone? There are still 24 hours…

My View ‘From My Window’

By Helen Smith (Dec. 26) It’s the day after Christmas. All the glitter and carols are beginning to fade away, but not in my heart. I feel more joyful that ever — it’s been a really wonderful Christmas for us.…