Archive - 2013
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.
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. â€śDotâ€ť Bandy age 91, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at Dugan Memorial Home, in West Point.
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 Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
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 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 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.
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.
Birthdays are supposed to be joyous occasions for most, marking another milestone in oneâ€™s life---a celebration with oneâ€™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, etcâ€¦. 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.