July 12th, 2011
The Mississippi Heat continued their success on the hardwood over the last three weeks.
The West Point based traveling team which features 16U athletes from several counties, finished second in the last three tournaments theyâ€™ve played in; Memphis, West Point and Hamilton.
This year the Heat has a very balanced, strong and deep offensive attack.
While Dantaveous Crawford leads in scoring averaging 14 points, he also ranks in the top three in almost every category.
The West Point Lady Wave softball team followed up their recent success last spring with a good summer on the diamond. Head coach Brian Sellers said the main issue the team focused on over the last few months was making sure the girls got plenty of playing time.
â€śThe biggest thing for us was the experience,â€ť he said. â€śDuring the JV games your trying to get everybody in. You might get one at bat or half an inning in because your trying to get 15 players in the game over the last two or three innings. So biggest thing was the repetitions to get better for next year.â€ť
Bro. John Earl Womack
Bro. John Earl Womack, age 75, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora. Funeral Services are today, Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at 2 p.m. from Crossroads Baptist Church in Webster County. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of arrangements.
Raymond Edwin Love
Raymond Edwin Love, 66, passed away, Sunday, July 10, 2011 Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT, in Columbus.
He was born January 22, 1945 in Oktibbeha County Mississippi to the late Lucille Reed Love and Samuel
Shannon Love. Raymond Edwin Love married Sylvia West Love on April 13, 1991, at the Osburn Presbyterian Church.
He was known as an expert in production in the oil and gas business; Raymond's career spanned a 40 year period.
The City of West Point smashed a grand slam over the weekend after a successful Dizzy Dean softball tournament.
â€śAnytime we can bring people in our town and spend a little money in our restaurants and hotels and give the community a little enjoyment, itâ€™s always a success,â€ť Parks and Recreation director James Crowley said.
There were a few weather delays over the weekend and the tournament started with just seven teams after one dropped out before Thursday. West Pointâ€™s 12U all-stars were eliminated on Saturday while Bruce took home the championship.
Steady hands and a good eye are key when shooting a bow or rifle.
Saturday, four Clay County natives, Curtis Smith, Heather Wilson, Elizabeth Nolan and Kelsey Blackford, will put their nerves to the test when they take on the best in the state at the 2011 Mississippi 4-H Shooting Sports State Invitational. Smith and Nolan are shooting the compound bow while Blackford shoots recurve and Wilson will fire a
Ware, Smith Wedding
Emily Ware and Neal Ray Smith Jr., were united in marriage Monday, June 27, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. in a small, private ceremony on the beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, at Orange Beach, Ala. The minister Glenn Henson officiated the ceremony.
Parents of the bride are Teresa and Durwood Ware.
The bride was given in marriage by her daughter, Faith Christine Coggins.
She carried a bouquet of Gerber Daisies.
Parents of the groom are Linda Odom Smith and Neal Ray Smith Sr.
The best man was Mitchell Hunter Smith, son of the groom.
Scott, Dent Engagement
Jannie Davis of West Point is pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her niece, Octavia G. Scott, niece of the late Joseph Davis, to Johnny L. Dent, son of Betty Wilson of West Point and the late Ricky Wilson.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Rev. Alfred and Lula Gage.
She is a 1992 graduate of West Point High School and is a 2006 graduate of East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew with an Associates Degree in Medical Office Technology.
She is currently employed with H&R Block.
The 10U boys all-stars World Series dreams came to an end Saturday after they fell to Saltillo, 10-3 meanwhile here at home the 12U girls fell to Louisville 19-13.
"We made to many mistakes running the basepads and too many throwing errors," head coach Keith Holton said. The girls found themselves trailing 10-1 in the third inning before mounting a comeback.
The 12U boys were also eliminated after falling to Clinton.
Just four all-star teams representing West Point remain in their respective tournaments heading into day three of the Dizzy Dean finals.
8U boys Nationals
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