February 27th, 2013
Students at East Side Pre-K spent a relaxing day in their pajamas Wednesday for Read Across America with Dr. Seuss. The three year olds were still not sleepy despite their bedtime attire. Pictured are Dianne Watkins, Braden Tunnell, Shanneshia Thompson, Cayden Guines, A.J. Elliott, Caleb Fitzpatrick, Jermaine Taylor Jr., Chancellor Calvert, Destiny Bell, Tammarrion Pierce, Raven Randle and Rachel Nichols. Photo by Donna Summerall
Ms. Amosâ€™ class of kindergarten children were learning about famous black Americanâ€™s. Students were encouraged to dress as someone famous and give a report. Pictured is Tyler Harris who chose The Honorable Judge Thurgood Marshall, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from October 1967 until October 1991.
Photo by Donna Summerall
Sign ups for Baseball, Softball and T-ball are going on at West Point Parks and Recreation. The deadline to get a player registered is February 28. Sign up location is the Recreation Building (by the skate park and old fairgrounds) where forms are available. Cost is $40.00. Submitted Photo
Albert Leeâ€™s exercise class at the West Point Karate School has been a hit, and folks can still join up for the class if interested.
Coming up at the end of April, the class will take a trip to the Mississippi River for a weekend dinner cruise. The â€śbiggest loserâ€ť in the class between now and that time will get a free dinner cruise that weekend.
The school is located at 114 West Main Street, and those interested may call Lee at 295-1076. Submitted Photo
Terrance Cherry takes down a ball rusher for West Point on Tuesday. Photo by Will Nations
Norman Clay age 57, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle in Columbus.
Funeral services are Friday, March 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Mt. Hermon M.B. Church with the Rev. Tim Brinkley officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Thursday, February 28, 2013, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
If West Point ever suffers another economic blow, you can bet it wonâ€™t be coming from longtime construction company Ellis Steel. No, Ellis Steel President Frank Hopper said Wednesday that Ellis Steel is going strong and Ellis Steel is here to stay.
But how has the manufacturer of steel structures been able to thrive nearly 90 years, especially in todayâ€™s tough economic situation? Well, Hopper said, the biggest reason the company is doing so well is the dedicated, hard working team of 175 people, who continue daily to give the company all they have.
Itâ€™s definitely trying times for the city of West Point, which continues to get hit with news of industries closing up shop â€“ Now one more local company officially announced Wednesday that itâ€™s shutting its doors.
Following a August 2011 announcement from Blazon Tube that it would potentially be going out of business, the management team of Leggett & Platt announced this Wednesday that Blazon Tube of West Point is slated to end production April 1.
R. H. Brownâ€™s voice is one of the most recognizable in north Mississippi.
He preaches the word from the pulpit at his West Point church, and he is a master at relaying stories of human interest for WCBI out of Columbus.
On Wednesday, he was the keynote speaker at West Point High Schoolâ€™s Black History program.
That distinct voice and his unique dialect comes from his birthplace on St. Helena Island, South Carolina.
West Point High School continues with the week long Anti-Bullying Campaign. Tuesday students wore silly miss matched socks to remind them to respect each otherâ€™s differences. Students and teachers were happy to show off their silly socks. Pictured are (from left) Abby Scott, Maggie Redmond, Maghan Flanders, Angela Reives, Tosha Moore, Michael Bilbo, Jaliya Moore Angelica Colbert, and teachers Mr. Fentress Ms. Barakat and Ms. Kees. Photo by Donna Summerall