July 13th, 2012
It started as a suggestion.
â€śWe put up a suggestion box months ago,â€ť West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley. â€śItâ€™s for officers who have ideas or suggestions about how we could run the department better or how we could better contact the community.â€ť
Detective Sgt. Albert Lee suggested a charity softball tournament.
â€śWe have all kinds of things for kids,â€ť Lee said. â€śBut I thought it would be good to go forward with all the departments in the city. Itâ€™s a healthy thing, a good way to get exercise for city employees.â€ť
It was all business at the Tuesday night meeting of the Pilot Club of West Point.
New officers were installed during the last meeting and the Pilots are starting the 2012-2013 year. President Debra Cole was at the helm and opened the floor for discussion of the upcoming Pilot International Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cole and several other club members are making last minute arrangements to attend the convention and represent the Pilot Club of West Point.
The two teams representing West Point in the eight and under Dizzy Dean South State Tournament completed play in Louisville on Saturday.
The West Point Nationals dropped their first round contest to host Louisville 25-2, lost to Starkville 22-4 and Grenada 18-6.
The Nastionals took home the Sportmanship Award, for showing the best sportsmanship throughout the tournament.
The West Point Americans lost their first game to eventual champions Grenada Youth 11-6, defeated Hamilton 22-0, defeated Union 18-2, and lost to Columbus 9-8.
The local Boy Scouts Troop 15 served up some good pizza to patrons at Pizza Inn on Tuesday night. While waiting tables, scouts received tips and 10 percent of the buffet proceeds to help raise money for the troop.
Katy is an 8 week old, female, tabby kitten. She is very tiny and sweet. Katy loves to be held and cuddled. She has another three siblings who also need homes. The West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter is at capacity with kittens, puppies and dogs. If you are interested in adopting Katy or any of the kittens, puppies and dogs, come by the shelter Tuesday â€“ Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - noon, or call 524-4430. Foster homes are needed to socialize dogs and especially puppies for the Homeward Bound Program. Two weeks with a loving family will help a dog find a home in another state.
The Groove Club, from Nashville, Tennessee, brought music, dancing, magic and a â€śBearyâ€ť big surprise to the Bryan Public Libraryâ€™s Summer Reading Program Tuesday.
The girls in the tutuâ€™s had everyone singing and dancing, moving and grooving. The duo sang songs about teddy bears before changing the subject to frogs and had the audience hopping along.
Kids came in pajamas, brought blankets and stuffed animals, while a few of the girls were decked out like the Groove Club performers in tutuâ€™s.
Gray Berry and Jaden Craven catch a Columbus Nationals runner in the base paths during the 10 and under Dizzy Dean South State Tournament on Saturday. West Point won the contest 13-8.
Dylan Scott swings during some weekend West Point Dizzy Dean action for the 11-12 year-old All-Stars.
Aiden Henson (right) watches the pitch from third base during the fourth inning of West Pointâ€™s contest with the Columbus Nationals on Saturday. Henson scored on a passed ball. Aiden Henson
On Saturday, the West Point 9-10 year old All-Stars finished the first inning of their game with Caledonia down 5-0.
"When we got down like that, we could have just given up," Coach Sherman Berry said. "But we chipped away and chipped away and scored enough to win."
The West Point team finished fifth out of 15 teams in the tournament.
The win Saturday put West Point in a Sunday afternoon game with Starkville.
Starkville took the contest 25-16.
"We had too many errors," Berry said.