July 24th, 2012
It would be known in the baseball history books as the year there was no World Series. The Major League Baseball season was in trouble as early as June, 1994, with tensions between players and owners building before erupting with a strike in August, leaving thousands of angry fans in its wake.
That spring, someone approached Frank Portera about starting an American Legion baseball program in West Point.
Brister, Clark Engagement
Freddie and Joyce Brister of West Point, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Jean Brister, to Brandon Michael Clark, son of Lisa and Jim Voyles of Hendersonville, Tenn.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Vivian Price Barton of Starkville, and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Brister of Winona.
Martha N. Dobbs-Pearson
Martha N. Dobbs-Pearson, age 70, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services are Thursday, July 19, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Kyle Chapel M.B. Church in Vardaman, with Dr. Willie B. Lairy officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in Calhoun City.
Visitation is Thursday, July 12, 2012, one hour prior to service at the church.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Robyn Ballinger, age 33, passed away, Friday, July 13, 2012, in West Point.
Robyn Ballinger was born April 30, 1979, in Ogden, Utah. She was a AT& T Sales Representive.
A celebration of her life and a gathering of family and friends will be from 2 - 4 p.m, today, Sunday, July 15, 2012, at the Old Waverly Magnolia Room. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Evans Weed Sr.
Robert Evans Weed Sr., age 85, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012, at his home in Ackerman.
Funeral services are, Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 11 a.m. from Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, with the Rev. Danny Irvin officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.
Visitation is today, Monday, July 16, 2012, from 5 â€“ 8 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman.
Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman is in charge of arrangements.
To sign the registry, visit; www.colemanfuneral.com
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.