Archive - Feb 2013
Sign ups for Baseball, Softball and T-ball are going on at West Point Parks and Recreation. The deadline to get a player registered is February 28. Sign up location is the Recreation Building (by the skate park and old fairgrounds) where forms are available. Cost is $40.00. Submitted Photo
Walter Vance age 57, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services were Saturday, February 23, 2013, at noon from Payne Chapel M.B. Church with the Rev. Bobby Bowens officiating. Burial followed in Lake Grove M.B. Church Cemetery.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services was in charge of arrangements.
It was the semi-final round of the MAIS AA State Tournament Friday as the Oak Hill Lady Raiders took the floor against a strong Bowling Green School of Louisiana.
It is about that time of year again when you start to hear the pop of the ball hitting the glove, and the ping of the aluminum bat followed by the cheers for a long-driven home run ball. As you maybe could guess, it is time for the high school baseball season to get under way here in West Point.
With the marvelous insanity brought on by reality television, (I personally think the phrase is an oxymoron) it was bound to open the field to the eccentric among us. From people who spend 40 days in a remote location trying to survive on rice, coconuts and whatever food they can win in challenges. (Iâ€™m sorry. This is not surviving, this is The Price is Right.) Or racing around the world jumping out of airplanes and eating a plateful of squid that is not only still moving but looking at you. None of this resembles reality.
Freddie and Anna McKinney of West Point celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 18, 2013. They celebrated this special milestone with a reception Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Boilermakers Lodge. Submitted Photo
The West Point Pilot Club recently presented a check to the CCARC to help purchase classroom supplies for the special needs children served by them. Pictured are (from left) Debra Cole Pilot president, Rachel Nichols CCARC teacher, Vivian Haughton CCARC Director, and Carolyn Golson, Pilot member. The Pilot Club promotes awareness of brain related disorders and brain related injuries. Submitted Photo
Clay County residents will get a chance to speak with the newly-elected state Senator Angela Turner in West Point.
After a week off due to last Mondayâ€™s holiday, the West Point Growth Allianceâ€™s Legislative Breakfast is back on for tomorrow, and it will feature Turner for the first time as senator.
Turner was elected on January 15, and she represents citizens in Clay, Oktibbeha, Lowndes and Noxubee Counties.
Since joining the legislature at the Capitol last month, Turner has been able to weigh in on a host of issues, including education reform.
There is no one quick way to end poverty in America.
If there were a lone barrier between the impoverished and a single solution to the multitude of problems that surround the poor, that wall would have been torn down many years ago.
â€śPoverty is a multifaceted problem,â€ť Jodi Pfarr told a crowd of concerned community leaders in Starkville on Friday.
Pfarr knows a little bit about the poor.
Raised in a poor Minnesota family, Pfarr made an early career working for charities and non-profits. She has experienced life in the Middle Class and life in poverty.
How painful it is to look up at a gas sign these days and see fuel prices at nearly $3.70 a gallon, but whatâ€™s more painful is having to dig deeper into the pocketbook trying to find money to pay for the increase.
Over the last few weeks gasoline prices have jumped nearly 50 cents a gallon for regular, and when a consumer fills their tank completely up the difference in what they were paying is quite significant.
Like West Point resident Tommy McDonald, most commuters stopping at the pump shake their heads in disbelief at todayâ€™s fuel costs.