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February 21st

Lottie Watkins

February 21, 2013

Lottie Watkins age 92, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are Saturday, February 23, 2013, at noon from Union Star M.B. Church.
Burial will follow in Union Star M.B. Church Cemetery.
The body will lie at the church from 11 a.m. until service time.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Doris T. “Dot” Bandy

February 21, 2013

Doris T. “Dot” Bandy age 91, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at Dugan Memorial Home, in West Point.

Michael Angelo Holmes

February 21, 2013

Michael Angelo Holmes age 35, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013, in Cedar Bluff.
Funeral services are Monday, February 25, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Assembly in Jesus Christ Church with Elder Willie J. Dale officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of visitation the register book may be signed Friday, February 22, and Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Carter’s Mortuary Services from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Libby Colbert Speckert

February 21, 2013

Libby, as her friends called her, was born in 1923, the ninth and last surviving child of ten children (five boys and five girls) of James Pinkney Colbert and Mattie Mae (Bowles) Colbert, in West Point.
She graduated from West Point High School and furthered her education at a business college. Libby joined the Marine Corps during WWII, becoming a recruiting sergeant and subsequently working at the Pentagon. She was one of five Colbert children serving in the War, proudly displaying 5 stars on the door of their family home.

Catherine Boyd

February 21, 2013

Catherine Boyd age 78, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013, in Indianapolis, Ind.
Funeral services are Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 3 p.m. from Union Star M. B. Church. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Waverly Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Friday, February 22, 2013, from 5 -7:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Oak Hill Raiders eliminated from postseason

February 21, 2013

Oak Hill Academy qualified for the MAIS AA State Tournament with a win over North Delta School last week in Madden on the campus of Leake Academy. The Raiders were unable to further their seeding though after two losses to Leake and Canton Academy in the following days of the tournament. The losses placed Oak Hill into the fourth seed and gave them a date with the AA South State Champions Central Private School of Central, Louisiana.

Lady Raiders defeat Columbia in opening round

February 21, 2013

The Lady Raiders returned to action Wednesday in the first round of the MAIS AA State Tournament on the campus of Canton Academy. Placed as a second seed out of the north, Oak Hill took on the third seed from the south Columbia Academy in a 4:00 p.m. tip-off.

“Gun Control” will not solve all violence

February 21, 2013

Birthdays are supposed to be joyous occasions for most, marking another milestone in one’s life---a celebration with one’s family and friends for making it to see another year---and are often accompanied with good memories of the past----past birthday parties, past presents, past milestones and accomplishments, etc…. Not all have fond memories of their birthday, however, as they reflect on past failures or look at another year as just growing older with no hope it seems.

Enjoy your life of adventure

February 21, 2013

I read a great quote by Maya Angelou recently, “Because of our routines, we forget that life is an ongoing adventure”. This made me think of one of the most used complaints of all (in a whiny voice), “but I don’t have enough time.........”
The truth is that we control where our time goes. Time is a gift that we so often take for granted. We get caught up in the “busyness of our routines” that we rarely stop to take a look at where we are spending (wasting) this precious gift.

Accelerated math class going strong

February 21, 2013

Earning a general education diploma is right around the corner for many Clay County residents, some of whom simply need to complete the math portion of the GED program before taking the examination.
Since so many residents of West Point only lack the math portion of the GED Program, East Mississippi Community College-West Point campus is holding a two-week accelerated math class just for these students.

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