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June 6th, 2014

West Point School District outlines testing requirements for Rotarians

June 6, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point School District is working to meet the continuing changes in state and federal educational testing standards, and WPSD Testing Director Kris Hollis is hoping to keep the community informed on those standards. Hollis appeared before the West Point Rotary Club Thursday at First United Methodist Church to update Rotarians on some of the most recent changes.

Pet owners reminded of heat dangers

June 6, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Summer is bearing down on Clay County, and four-legged locals could be suffering from the heat more than most.
West Point Animal Control Officer Brent Brooks said it’s important for residents to take extra care of their dogs during the summer months. The city has received several calls about dog dehydration, according to Brooks, with three in the last week alone.

Haulers question ordinance

June 6, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Local members of the timber industry went before the Clay County Board of Supervisors to speak on the county’s proposed heavy hauling ordinance at the board’s meeting Thursday.
The board has been discussing a $35,000 bond from each timber hauler transporting more than 50,000 pounds to repair any damage caused to county roads.

June 5th

Tonya Cade McBeth

June 5, 2014

Tonya Cade McBeth passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Memphis at the age of 40. She was born on Nov. 14, 1973, to Sherwin Hollis and William Cade. She was a member of Whitten Baptist Church in Memphis. She was a retired Certified Financial Planner.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Robinson Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Shipley officiating. Burial will follow in Moore Cemetery in Brooksville. Visitation will be Friday, June 6, 2014, from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home.

Matt J. Lautar

June 5, 2014

Matthew J. Lautar passed away at home June 2, 2014, in Cordova, Tenn. He was born March 1, 1941 in Barberton, OH.
He graduated from West Point MS High School in 1959. He attended Millsap’s College and was a member of the football team and Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He transferred to the University of Mississippi in 1961. After graduating from Ole Miss, he joined Consolidated Packaging in Houston, MS before moving to Little Rock ,AR in 1966 while serving in Air Force National Guard.

WP Community Living set to host appreciation event

June 5, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Zane Parker II, local volunteer and devotional leader, will be hosting a Friends and Family Appreciation Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at West Point Community Living Center on North Eshman Avenue.
The event is to give friends and family of past and present WPCLC residents an opportunity to fellowship together. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided, along with singing.
Parker said he has been visiting and providing ministry and Bible study at WPCLC for 11 years.

Primaries bring few locals to polls

June 5, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Mississippi’s primaries have come and gone, but the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate remains too close to call.
Incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Tea Party-backed state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R-Greeneville) both failed to capture the necessary 50 percent of the votes required to avoid a runoff.

June 4th

Blissard named Emergency Manager of Year

June 4, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point-Clay County Emergency Management Interim Director Kerrie Gentry-Blissard received the 2014 Emergency Manager of the Year award last week at the Mississippi Partners in Preparedness summit in Biloxi.
Nomination committee members of the Mississippi Civil Defense Emergency Management Association (MCDEMA) accepted qualified candidate applications on behalf of the MCDEMA Board of Directors for the award. Nominees were presented at the summit, and attendees at the conference chose the winner from the top two nominees.

Dr. Pete Edwards Jr.

June 4, 2014

Dr. William “Pete” Harold Edwards Jr. DVM, passed away Sunday June 1, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point at the age of 69.
He was born July 13, 1944, to the late Mary Jean Hardin and William Harold Edwards Sr. He was the owner of West Point Animal Clinic for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of West Point where he served as a deacon. He served on the board for Oak Hill Academy and Clay County Medical Center. He was past president for MS State Veterinarian Assoc.

Matthew J. Lautar

June 4, 2014

Matthew J. Lautar passed away Monday, June 2, 2014, at his residence in Cordova, Tenn.
Complete funeral arrangements are unavailable and will be announced later by Robinson Funeral Home. Friends may leave an online condolence at robinsonfh.net.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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