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Vickie Carol Weaver

February 4, 2014

Vickie Carol Weaver, 58, passed away Feb. 1, 2014, at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona.
Mrs. Vickie was born Dec. 10, 1955, in Houston, the daughter of the late James Davis and Christine Garrett Doss. She was a member of The Church of Christ. She was the former Owner and Operator of Foodland Café. She married David Lamar Weaver July 2, 1987, in West Point.
Funeral services are Thursday, Feb. 5, 2014, at 10 a.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ben Yarber officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point.

Bama Ree Faust Strawn

February 4, 2014

Bama Ree Faust Strawn, 81, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at The Franks Greenhouse at Traceway Manor after a long illness.

Mary Jane Smith

February 4, 2014

Mary Jane Smith, 82, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Mrs. Mary Jane was born Jan. 15, 1932, in Mathiston the daughter of the late Joe Fred and Jewel Bennett Doss. She was a homemaker and member of First Christian Church, where she was a member of the Mary Martha Sunday School Class. She was an avid bridge player, accomplished seamstress, and was dedicated to serving with Meals on Wheels. She married Edward Hester on April 23, 1950, in West Point. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Bobby Joe Doss.

Bernard M. Meisenhoelder

February 4, 2014

Bernard M. Meisenhoelder, 86, passed away Saturday. Feb. 1, 2014, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
Mr. Bernard was born May 4, 1927, in Kenosa, Wisconsin, the son of the late Rudolf George and Margaretha Barkemeyer Meisenhoelder. He retired from Goodwill, having worked as a maintenance employee for 18 years. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Columbus. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two others Harold and Carl Meisnehoelder.

Marian E. Bramlett

February 4, 2014

Marian E. Bramlett, age 82 of West Point, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at West Point Community Living Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ruble L. Alford

February 4, 2014

Ruble L. Alford, 83, passed away Thursday. Jan. 30, 2014, at his residence in Pheba.

Williams, Jenkins featured in Black History Month art exhibit at Bryan Public Library

February 4, 2014

By Donna Summerall

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. sponsored Diane Williams and Jerry Jenkins to display their artwork at the Bryan Public Library during Black History Month. Williams is an author and artist working in mixed media fabric art. Jenkins is a member of the Hasan Drums Group, a member of the Mississippi Arts Commission and a teacher of the performing arts.

GTR Authority awarded $90,000 waste tire grant

February 4, 2014

The Golden Triangle Solid Waste Management Authority’s (SWMA) coffer got a little heavier after having recently been awarded a $90,000 Waste Tire grant on behalf of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).
Applications for the Waste Tire grant (herein referred to simply as “the grant”) are open year long, according to MDEQ Communications Director Robbie Wilbur.

MCA honors Clay County man

February 4, 2014


John Elliott has been a fixture in the beef cattle industry for 40 years, and on Saturday his longtime efforts were recognized. Elliott earned the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association 2014 award for Commercial Cattleman of the Year at the MCA annual conference in Jackson.

Skills classes take off at EMCC

February 4, 2014


The Clay County Board of Supervisors were updated on the progress of the Yokohoma Tire Manufacturing Plant workforce classes, which kicked into gear the moment East Mississippi Community College resumed classes for the spring semester.
Mitzi Thompson, EMCC workforce specialist, said community participation thus far indicated a positive forecast for the interest in employment at Yokohama once the business begins its application phase.

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