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2008-07-03 18:00:17

By Don Hibbits The Great American Clean-up continues in Horn Lake. Jennifer Pendergrast (Bank Plus), Francis Miller, (Miller Christmas Trees, LLC), Mark Brown (Horn Lake fire inspector) and Paige Pendergrast joined forces with the residents of Southern Pines Retirement Community in its annual effort to spruce up the neighborhood. According to Penny McIntosh, manager of Southern Pines, this has been an annual event within the community for the past 13 years. She and the residents...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'