Santa was on hand at the Mansfieldâ€™s home, and twins Bronwynne and Betsy Gray Barrett of Starkville paid him a visit. Photo Submitted by Kristen Stevens
Every memory of the child who has died must be summoned up with all its feelings and reworked with the new and painful knowledge that your child is gone. This I can tell you after loosing our son was the most painful aspects of grieving. We love the dead differently from how we love the living. As we live with the reality of our loss of a son or daughter, your love must recognize the changed reality and change itself. You will never stop loving your child who has died. Remembering and bringing up feelings and memories is how I accomplished this painful task.
After the airing of the Heisman Trophy Presentation, ESPN showed a 30 for 30 film that documented the unfortunately short career of Vincent Edward â€śBoâ€ť Jackson. The film, â€śYou Donâ€™t Know Boâ€ť, was somewhat of a folktale telling the amazing feats Bo Jackson was said to have done and actually accomplished. I had the privilege to watch this documentary and thought it asked me a question, â€śIs greatness still within us?â€ť
Oak Hill had a weekend to remember in sweeps over Winston Academy and North Delta in two consecutive days. Stan Hugheyâ€™s Lady Raiders advanced to 2-0 in the district after the Friday night 60-37 victory against the Lady Patriots in which three Oak Hill players scored in double figures: Maegen Eliis and Anna Ready with 13 each, and Rachel Hendon with 12 to go along with 10 rebounds. Shay Atkins came close to another double-double with nine points and 10 boards. Sarah Dill scored seven off the bench.
The Oak Hill Raiders are back to their winning ways following three straight victories, two of
West Point police were able to recover a vehicle Monday that was reported stolen earlier that morning from Windale Apartments, and now police are seeking the individual are individuals responsible for taking the car.
The vehicle, a tan 2005 Nissan Altima, was reported stolen shortly after 6 a.m. Monday morning, said Acting Chief Investigation Albert Lee, who said calls from concerned citizens led to police finding the vehicle on Mayhew Street across from Zuber Park.
Once police arrived on Mayhew Street they saw that the vehicle was not occupied and noticed significant damage to the car.
A few feet away from the Christmas tree at Palestine United Methodist Church, the ground is still loose and a little soft just after a good rain.
The circle-shaped pile of dirt was once the site of the old and much bigger tree that was planted by Hugh Moore many years ago.
â€śI told him that tree was going to get too big, and it got too big,â€ť said Tuney Moore, Hughâ€™s widow who has belonged to the Palestine Methodist congregation for over half a century.
Iâ€™m not sure if anyone has heard that the sitting Governor of Mississippi, Phil Bryant has had the audacity to put a Nativity Scene on the front lawn of the Governorâ€™s Mansion. Imagine that! A Nativity Scene in Mississippi! A group who calls themselves Mississippi Atheists have gotten in touch with the ACLU to see if they can make Gov. Bryant remove the offensive scene. Really.
Has the world gone completely nuts!? Uh..itâ€™s CHRISTMAS! Duh. CHRISTmas.
Thomas and Ivy Mann of West Point are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their granddaughter, Lacee J. Mann, to Christopher Wesley Harris, son of Jimmy and Donna Harris of West Point.
The bride-elect attended West Point High School and is continuing her education at East Mississippi Community College in the Fall.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Nadine Harris and the late E.J. Harris and the late Wesley and Catherine Gaskin.
He is a 2002 graduate of West Point High School.
He is currently employed with Crawford Inc.
Friends of the Library are very happy to welcome back a favorite author to Luncheon with Books, Thursday, December 13, at noon, author of the Bones mysteries, Carolyn Haines. She is continuing the adventures of everyoneâ€™s favorite southern private eye, Sarah Booth Delaney, with her latest novel â€śBonefire of the Vanities.â€ť