Archive - May 9, 2014
Clayton Dale Koehn, age 82, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at his residence.
He was born July 20, 1931, in Kansas to the late Jonas and Laura Koehn. He was baptized into the Church of God In Christ, Mennonite Nov. 19, 1944. He married Phyllis Becker on October 26, 1952. He was a farmer for many years in Burns, Kan., before moving to West Point in 1979. He enjoyed his work and continued this occupation until his death.
Malinda Conaway, age 90, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10. 2014, from Strong Hill M.B. Church with Rev. Israel Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Strong Hill Stockholderâs Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Friday, May 9, 2014, from 2 â 5 p.m. at Carterâs Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâs Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
By Donna Summerall
The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club welcomed special guest Ardrana Powell, intensive outpatient therapist with Mississippi Childrenâs Home Services, to inform members about mental health services for foster children during the clubâs meeting Wednesday at North Mississippi Medical Center Education Room in West Point.
âI deal with crisis,â Powell said. âFamilies who take in foster children usually know they have a rough road ahead. Iâm called to evaluate the child and the home when problems arise.â
BY JOSH PRESLEY
Alleged burglaries have been keeping the West Point Police Department busy over the past month, and investigators ask all residents to keep their homes and vehicles secure.
WPPD Chief Investigator Albert Lee said the police are investigating an apparent burglary on Eshman Avenue. The victim arrived at their home April 22 in the 600 block of North Eshman, and reported signs of a break-in.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The Clay County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing for the proposed hazard mitigation plan at 6 p.m. on May 22 during its next meeting.
West Point Fire Chief Johnny Littlefield said the county has to renew its hazard mitigation plan every five years to be eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).