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June 12th, 2013

Community Living Center cuts ribbon

June 12, 2013

The West Point Community Living Center cuts the ribbon on its new entrance and physical therapy area at its Eshman Ave.
center. Photo by Bryan Davis

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June 11th

Dorothy Reed Felder

June 11, 2013

Dorothy Reed Felder, 90, passed away, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mandeville, La.

Mary Beth Ryan

June 11, 2013

Mary Beth Ryan passed away Tuesday June 11, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Tupelo.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date by Robinson Funeral Home.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Phyllis J. Dreher

June 11, 2013

Phyllis J. Dreher, 83, passed away, Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Aurora Health and Rehabilitation, in Columbus. Phyllis Jean Dreher was born July 19, 1929, in El Dorado, Arkansas to the late Lena Jane Haynie and Walter Samuel Parks, Sr. She had worked as a Teacher’s Assistant in West Point Public School System and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of Columbus. Phyllis Jean Parks Dreher married Frederic Nicholas Dreher May 31, 1947, in El Dorado, Ark.

Sure Shots 4-H Club sending 7 to state competition

June 11, 2013

The Sure Shots 4-H Club has had a very busy year. In preparation for the Northeast Region Shooting Competition they participated in three qualifying events: The Golden Triangle Shooting Competition in Columbus, Alcorn County 4-H Shooting Competition in Glen, and the Pontotoc County 4-H Shotgun Competition in Pontotoc. Sure Shot members earned 18 first place medallions, 11 second place medallions, and three third place medallions from the competitions during the three competition span.

State Department applauds WPHS

June 11, 2013

A report delivered Monday by a Mississippi Department of Education representative revealed that strides taken by West Point High School are moving the school out of an at-risk status and up the achievement ladder.

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Terrorists, Snowden and liberty all on the run

June 11, 2013

While many in the media continue to ask the obvious questions about Edward Snowden, the contractor who leaked information about the National Security Agency spying on Americans, there is one question that bothers me.

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New electrician job to save school district thousands

June 11, 2013

Saving each and every dollar that can possibly be saved is one of the goals of the West Point School District, which recently discovered another way to save not hundreds but thousands of dollars beginning next school year.

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June 10th

Haven Dillard Wright

June 10, 2013

Haven Dillard Wright, 93, a life-long resident of Webster County, left this earthbound life Saturday, June 8, 2013.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Eileen Graves Wright; a daughter, Pamela W. Vedros, of Vicksburg; a son, James B. Wright, of Mantee; a granddaughter, Merrin E. Wright, of Columbus; a sister, Burlene W. Henley, of Mantee; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Wiley Wright and Dora Orman Wright; three sisters: Zenie Ellison, Josie Williams and Jimmie Henley; and a grandson, Jarod D. Clark.

Glenn Allen Harris Sr.

June 10, 2013

Glenn Allen Harris Sr., age 54 died June 4, 2013 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Verona. Funeral services are Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 1 p.m. from Stronghill M.B. Church with Rev. George Moore, officiating. Burial will follow in the Stronghill Stockholders Cemetery. Visitation is today, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.

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