June 27th, 2011
Edwards, Davenport Engagement
Mrs. Earline Edwards of West Point, is pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Yolanda A. Edwards, daughter of the late James Monroe Edwards Sr., to Wavie C. Davenport Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Wavie C. Davenport Sr., of Prairie.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Willie and LeAnna Gibson and the late Aaron and Essie Edwards.
Crosswhite, Doxey Engagement
Dr. and Mrs. Ronnie Crosswhite of Tupelo, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Megan Elise Crosswhite, to Ralph Hindman Doxey Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Doxey of Holly Springs.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Crosswhite of Prairie and the late Mr. Joe T. Crosswhite and Mrs. Jimmie Faye Knox of Houston and the late Mr. Melvin Jack Knox.
Stafford. Oakes Engagement
Wanda Moore of West Point, and James L. Stafford of Columbus, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jena Noel Stafford, to Kenneth Oakes, son of Timothy and Marian Oakes of West Point.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Clara and Jerry Castle of West Point, Nan Ricket of Columbus, and James Lee Stafford of West Point.
She holds an Associate's degree in Elementary Education and is continuing her education at Mississippi University for Women.
She is currently employed with Carl Hogan Automotive.
Floyd Chenney, 82, passed away Thursday, June 23, at his home after a brief illness. He was born in Louisville, MS, on May 4, 1929. He graduated from Maben High School in 1947 as president of his class. Moving to Starkville, he was in the wholesale grocery business, retiring in 1998.
Floyd and his wife, Ann, were married in West Point on June 14, 1952, by John Murphree. Floyd was a member of the Church of Christ where he had served as an elder, song director, teacher and chair of the benevolence ministry.
With the Aug. 2 primary election a little over a month away, the Clay County Circuit Clerkâ€™s Office is busy sending out absentee voting applications to residents unable to vote on election day, and absentee voting is expected to begin soon.
Residents who receive absentee voting applications must complete the form and have it notarized at the Circuit Clerkâ€™s Office unless the absentee voter is temporarily or permanently disabled. If the absentee voter is temporarily or permanently disabled, the application must be signed by a witness who is 18 years of age or older.
West Point athletes took a break from summer workouts Friday afternoon to take advantage of a free physical at the West Point Wellness Center.
Medical students from William Carey University in Hattiesburg donated their time to make the trip to West Point and offer the service.
"This is the first time we've ever done anything like this," said Ned Miller, a West Point native and one of 18 students on hand. "It's a way for us to get the experience and serve the community."
Itâ€™s time to bring the heat.
The West Point based Mississippi Heat traveling basketball team have been lighting up opponents this season, compiling a 12-4 record overall and earning second, third and first place finishes in their last three tournaments this summer.
As part of Mid-America Youth Basketball, which has been organizing and promoting youth basketball tournaments since 1993, the Heat have been a stable in the organization for the last seven years under head coach Oliver Johnson.
The 2011-12 basketball season isnâ€™t until November, but the Lady Eagles at Hebron Christian School have already been hitting the court.
Head coach William Cotton, who replaced Greg Watkins, says there will be a new philosophy in the minds of the players, a key component that was missing from the a team that lost just five games last season.
â€śIâ€™m trying to establish a new work ethic,â€ť he said. â€śAnd become a little bit of a more high energy and high intensity basketball team. Iâ€™m a pressure coach. I believe you teach kids to apply pressure they can take pressure.â€ť
John Cox Sr.
John Cox Sr., age 67. passed away Monday, June 20, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are Saturday, June 25, 2011, at 2 p.m. from Fountain Head M.B. Church, with the Rev. Donald Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation is Friday, June 24, 2011, from 5 â€“ 7 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home in the J.F. Carter Memorial Chapel.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The unsuspecting rain this week throughout the region put Oak Hillâ€™s summer softball games on hold, but as head coach Marion Bratton explained, it wasnâ€™t the first obstacle they needed to overcome.
The Lady Raiders were all set to play in a league with surrounding teams at the sports complex in Starkville, but after teams pulled out and decided to play close to home, Oak Hill did the same. Working with a few area teams, the group decided to do a home and home series.