October 20th, 2010
By Bryan Davis
The West Point Parks and Recreation Department kicked off its Peewee Football season on Tuesday night. Despite cloudy skies and a strong chance of rain, the bad weather held off for the four teams that went head-to-head.
â€śThe rain held out,â€ť said Parks assistant director Jarrod McDaniel. â€śIt was a little damp, but it just settled the dust down.â€ť
At 5:45, Sherman Berryâ€™s team took the field against Leon Kelleyâ€™s crew. Berryâ€™s team defeated their opponent 26-0.
An hour later, Will Ketchumâ€™s team defeated Tim Whiteâ€™s bunch 20-6.
Karate students from Tillmanâ€™s Karate School display the trophies they won at last Saturdayâ€™s Karate Tournament at the Bryan Union Hall. In front, from left are Collins Trolio (fourth in fighting, 6 years old),. Cohen Trolio (third in fighting, 8 years old) and Jack Ketchum (third in fighting, 5 years old). Standing are Tre Calvert (first in fighting, third in forms, 8 years old), Michal Gibson (fourth in fighting, 10 years old), Xavier Dobbs (third in forms, 8 years old) and Chris Gibson (third in weapons, third in fighting, 12 years old).
Louise Blansett Hirter
Louise Blansett Hirter, age 79, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
Mrs. Hirter was born Jan. 11, 1931, in Clay County to the late Sallie Liza Russell and Ollie M. Blansett.
She worked as a waitress and later as an Avon Saleslady. She was a member of West End Baptist Church. Louise Blansett Hirter married Floyd Andrew Hirter on Mar. 6, 1970, he preceded her in death Dec. 29, 1998.
By Bryan Davis
Last Friday night, The Raiders of Oak Hill Academy (3-6; 1-1) put on the best defensive show of the year for the home crowd in a 14-12 win over Kirk Academy. This week, they will face a tough Marshall Academy (6-2) team that will be Oak Hillâ€™s final home game of the season.
That means that Friday nightâ€™s game will be senior night. A pre-game ceremony will honor Doss Miller and Jordan Hawkins, the two seniors on Oak Hillâ€™s 2010 roster.
By Bryan Davis
The last two 5A Region 1 matches for the Green Wave of West Point High School (7-1; 4-0) have been close. A 22-20 win over Oxford two weeks ago was followed up with Friday nightâ€™s 28-27 win over Lake Cormorant, on the road.
This Friday night, the Green Wave will return home to take on the Tigers of Saltillo (3-5; 0-4). The Tigers are still looking for their first district win of the 2010 season.
By Bryan Davis
There is little doubt that the Hebron Christian Eagles (1-7; 0-2) played their best game all year on Friday night. Still, a 22-14 lead in the middle of the fourth was not enough get them past the Rams of Immanuel.
That game, in particular, was also the most important of the season for the Eagles. It was their chance to get back in the district race, after falling to Central Holmes two weeks before in their first district match.
Rain showers in the early part of this week are forecasted to give way to great weather, as week 10 of the 2010 football season is set to bet underway this Friday night.
With the rain clearing in the first part of Wednesday, weather forecasters are predicting mostly clear skies for the Friday night games.
West Point, Oak Hill and Hebron will all be at home to play, with the Green Wave and Eagles celebrating homecoming during the contests.
Benton Lamar Moore
Benton Lamar Moore, age 75, passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at West Point Community Living Center.
Benton Lamar Moore was born in Sparta, Nov. 11, 1934, to the late George and Ruth Hollingsworth Moore. He was a veteran of the United States Army and lived in West Point for the last 25 years.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at 11 a.m. from Robinson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Sallee officiating. Burial will follow in Popular Springs Cemetery in Vardaman.
Visitation is Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, from 5 â€“ 8 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home.
Kent Gordon Hunt
Kent Gordon Hunt, age 52, passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at his home in Starkville.
He was a member of First Baptist Church where he was saved and baptized at the age of 10. He was the owner of Hunt's Jewelry and an avid sportsman. Mr. Hunt coached SBA Little League Baseball for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Hunt; two sons: Gordon Hunt and Garrett Hunt; his parents: Jerry and Audie Hunt; one brother, Mark Hunt (Rene); and their son, Davis Hunt; all of Starkville, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Fredrick Duane Copes
Fredrick Duane Copes, age 68, passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
He was born in La., Nov. 12, 1941, to the late Walter and Mae Prestige Copes. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and a Shriner. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in West Point, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 997 and National Wildlife Turkey Federation. Mr. Copes was a land manager of C.P. Winters Foundation and a past Master of Masonic Lodge No. 40.