January 6th, 2013
Construction is going well at both Church Hill and South Side Elementary Schools. New safety precautions are being implemented to assure the identity of visitors before having access to classrooms or children. New entrances are being built so that anyone entering the building will have to come through the office and present identification. Intercoms are posted outside the doors and the public will have to be buzzed in to gain access to the schools.
The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are a wonderful time to get together with family and friends. Both holidays always involve food, a LOT of food. You get invited to peopleâ€™s homes with one thing in mind, to eat. Everyone who cooks pulls out all the stops and shows off their flair for the decadent. Itâ€™s the one time of the year that you may make sausage cheese balls, spinach dip, cookies and homemade candy and have them all in one day! Emails come bearing recipes from the 12 days of cookies, people are posting photos and recipes of their own family favorites on Facebook.
Only two years removed from West Point Green Wave Basketball and Lakin Ford has found a home at Mississippi College.
A 6â€™5â€ť 190 pound junior forward for the Choctaws, Ford recorded a double-double against Schreiner University. Ford scored 13 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in 35 minutes of play during the Thursday, January 3rd contest as the Choctaws went on to victory over the Mountaineers 78-60.
The Lady Eagles traveled to De Kalb, taking on the Lady Rams of Kemper Academy. In their third district game, the girls of Hebron Christian were hoping to pick up their first district win after two losses to Winona Christian and Calhoun Academy.
The Eagles took an undefeated record on the road for their third district game against Kemper Academy. Hebron and Kemper are big rivals and the action on the floor proved no different.
A sluggish first half proved to not be a problem for the Eagles as Hebron entered the halftime interval up 20-18. In the second half, Hebron used a third quarter 13-0 run to pull away from the Rams, going on to win 53-36.
The first week of filing qualifying paperwork at West Point City Hall for the 2013 Municipal Election was unusually slow with only eight individuals filing statements of intent as opposed to the busy first qualifying week during the last Municipal Election.
The West Point/Clay County Arts Council had a productive 2012, and the organization which promotes the arts county-wide is taking that momentum into 2013.
There are many monthly activities the Arts Council has already set in stone for this year, and there will likely be more added to the list as the year rolls along.
Monte Brasfield, an Arts Council leader says the group will host many of the same activities it has in the past, but it has created new ones, including a Spring festival, the Art Walk, which will take place on Saturday, April 13.
Each year the West Point/Clay County Community Growth Alliance recognizes individuals for their contributions to the betterment of West Point and Clay County at the Annual Banquet. This year the Growth Alliance is asking the citizens of West Point and Clay County to participate in the selection of award recipients in two categories, West Point Hall of Fame and Citizen of the Year.
Cleveland Nathanial Jackson, age 93, died Monday, December 31, 2012, at Benchmark Nursing Home in St Charles, Mo., with his family by his side.
Nathanial Jackson was born September 28, 1919, to Grover Cleveland and Mellie Josephine Jackson in Aberdeen. He was married to Eula Lee Arick and she preceded him in death. He had lived in the St. Charles area for 46 years, moving there from Mississippi. After 23 years of working for St. Joseph Health Center, he worked as a landscaper.
Nathaniel Reives age 90, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Okibbeha County Hospital in Starkville.
Funeral services are Saturday, January 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. from St. Paul M.B. Church with the Rev. Eddie A. Longstreet officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Friday, January 4, 2013, at Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.