August 23rd, 2011
Melinda Washington Barton
Melinda Washington Barton, age 95, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at her home.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at 2 p.m. from First Baptist Pheba Church, with Dr. Willie B. Lairy officiating. Burial will follow in First Baptist Pheba Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
West Point Dontavious Bennett is playing the waiting game on whether he made the AAU United States Junior Olympic team.
Bennett competed in the AAU JR OLYMPICS in New Orleans on the 29th of July and finished in second place.
Bennett says itâ€™s been a lot of sweating and a lot of tears these last couple of months but he has no regrets. He says he realize heâ€™s not gifted or lucky heâ€™s just blessed! He thanks God for his athletic abilities.
Hebron Christian School softball coach Cass Tapley continues to learn things about his team.
Thanks to the experience of playing at the College Exposure Tournament at the Starkville Sportsplex on Saturday, the Lady Eagles got plenty of opportunities to improve.
Hebron won one of three games played and Tapley saw some good and bad things during the course of the day.
â€śIt went exactly like I thought,â€ť Tapley said. â€śWe are so young and we lost seven seniors from last year.â€ť
Marion Bratton might have been a little modest.
After all, the Lady Raiders just finished going 3-0 this past weekend at Starkville Sportsplex- College Exposure Showcase.
"The girls played thier best ball this season,â€ť the head coach said. â€śErrors were way down with solid defense and bats starting to warm up offensively.â€ť
Oak Hill out scored their opponents 27-3 and posted two shutouts to move to 8-6 on the season.
Junior pitcher Maime Allen (7-4)earned three victories giving up a combined six hits and just one earned run.
Tucker, Powell Engagement
Mr. Robert Kyle of Vardaman is pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of his daughter, Barbara Jean Tucker, to George S. Powell, son of the late James and Viola Powell of Maben.
The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Nan Kyle of Vardaman. She is the granddaughter of the late Leroy and Zellar Williams and the late Curtis and Georgia Kyle.
She is a graduate of Vardaman High School.
She is currently employed at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston.
Pickard, Thomas Engagement
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Pickard of Nacogdoches, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Susan Rebecca Pickard, to Joshua Scott Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Thomas of Douglass, Texas.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mayo Pickard, and Mrs. Shirley Miller of West Point, Miss., and the late Mr. Bobby Joe Miller.
She is a 1999 graduate of Nacogdoches High School and a 2007 graduate of Panola College.
Wright, Roberts Wedding
Ashley Nichole Wright and Jordan Paul Roberts were united in marriage Saturday, July 30, 2011,
at Fox Haas' Cabin in West Point, Miss. The 4 p.m. ceremony was officiated by Brother Brad Rogers.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Michael Wright, and Debbie Rhoderick.
The bridal gown was ivory in color, with a long train, and embroidered with pearls. She carried a bouquet of dark red roses.
Maid of Honor was Ashley Inman, of West Point, Miss.
Matron of Honor was Natalee Hott, Slanesville, of West Virginia
Jimmy I. Pollan
Jimmy I. Pollan, age 61, passed away, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 at his home in West Point.
Hebronâ€™s first taste of 8-man football Friday night left a bad one in their mouths as the Eagles were grounded 34-16 by Strider Academy in the season opener for both schools.
â€śItâ€™s a loss and no one is happy about that,â€ť head coach Tri Nason said. â€śIâ€™m real glad to see that nobody is just wanting to survive the season, or survive a game. We all want to win.â€ť
Strider scored a pair of touchdowns in the opening minutes, one however did not count as the kick-off return was called back due to several penalties. A few plays later, and the Rams had an 8-0 lead after a two point conversion.
As expected, Newton County Academy's Dillion Williams proved once again why he is one of the best backs in the MAIS.
Oak Hill gave up three big plays, including two to Williams Friday night as the Raiders dropped their season opener 18-7 in West Point.
"We got a long way to go," first year Raiders head coach Benjie Merchant said. "We got to be able to move the ball on offense better. It's a stepping stone. We knew it was a tough team coming in and they executed well. We just have to eliminate the big plays and tighten everything up."