January 6th, 2011
For the third time this week, West Pointâ€™s soccer teams will be playing at home tomorrow, this time in a critical district match with Saltillo. The first game starts at 11 a.m. with the girls, and the boys game will follow.
Harold B."Bobby" Burges
Harold B."Bobby" Burges, age 58, passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Miss.
Robert Marcellus Ledbetter
Robert Marcellus Ledbetter, age 91, father, grandfather, and brother, passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Oaktree Plantation after an extended illness.
Born on Mar. 31, 1919, in Vina, Ala., he was a son of the late Charles A. & Peggy Weatherford Ledbetter.
Mr. Ledbetter was a lumberman, an employee of True Temper of Amory, Miss., and owned his own fabric business for many years. He was a deacon and member of First Baptist Church, Amory, Miss., over 50 years. Mr. Ledbetter enjoyed farming, gardening, carpentry work and his church.
Catherine Myers Wactor
Catherine Myers Wactor, age 86, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at her residence in Meadville, Miss.
Mrs. Wactor was born Mar. 24, 1924, in Webster County to Joseph Myers and Rosie Grissom Myers. She was a homemaker and a member of Elmo Baptist Church.
Rev. Mike Dobrosky
The Rev. Mike Dobrosky, age 69, a priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Miss., and Oblate of the order of St. Benedict, passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at his home in Clinton Miss., while under the care of Hospice Ministries.
Fr. Mike had been fighting a recurrence of gall bladder cancer. He was born in Lorain, Ohio, in 1941, to Peter and Mary (Demyan) Dobrosky. He attended and graduated from Lorain Ohio High School 1959.
On Tuesday night, the junior high boys of Winston Academy had Hebron down with less than two minutes to go in their first game since the break. Heborn, however, came back in the final minute to sink a three pointer and a free throw to win the game by a narrow 22-19 score.
Troy Arnold led the team with 10 points, followed by Hayden Carty with nine and Gray Crosthwait with three. This brings the boys to an overall 9-4 record on the season.
By Bryan Davis
The West Point soccer program continued its regular season play on Tuesday night against New Hope.
The Lady Green Wave players fell 4-1 in the early game, and the boys dropped the second match 6-2.
Brooke Scott provided the loan goal for West point in the girls game, which was tied 1-1 going into the half. New Hope got three in the second half for the win.
â€śWeâ€™re struggling right now, but weâ€™re going to get better,â€ť said head soccer coach Keith Manning of the rebuilding program.
By Bryan Davis
On Tuesday night, the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles junior high team (14-4) got back on the court for the first time in 2011.
It took the first half to shake off the rust, but they eventually overcame Winston Academy 27-20.
In the first quarter, Winston out-scored Hebron 8-2. In the second, Winston repeated for another eight points, and they held the Lady Eagles to seven.
Down by six at the half, the Lady Eagles needed some good defense in the second, and they got just that.
By Bryan Davis
With Christmas shopping just behind us and some still harsh economic times, the West Point Parks and Recreation Department has extended the deadline to sign-up for youth basketball.
The current deadline is January 15, which is a week from Saturday.
Also this week, the parks department began the process of registration for the 2011 Dizzy Dean season.
That includes the youth sports of t-ball, baseball and softball.
The registration period will conclude on February 28.
Hodges, Allen Wedding
In the presence of the Lord, family and friends, Vakesha Hodges and Nathan Allen were united in Holy matrimony, on Saturday June 5, 2010 at 4â€™clock in the afternoon at Third Mount Olive M.B. Church in West Point, Miss.
The couple exchanged vows during the double ring ceremony with Pastor Leonardo Dismukes as the officiating minister.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Hodges of West Point. She is the granddaughter of Ms. Ora Bell of West Point and the late James and Jessie Collins. Paternal grandparents are the late Mr. J. B. and Rosie Lee Hodges.