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We Care committee to distribute remaining food supplies today

February 6, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

In December, We Care Committee Director Luezarah “Lou” Robinson made it a point to give out free goodies to individuals in need of extra food supplies. Beginning at 8 a.m. today at the Luezarah Robinson Healthcare Care building located on Highway 45 Alt. N., Robinson is set to give away leftover treats.
At the previous giveaway, Robinson incorporated a relatively quick and painless application process to gauge who was in sincere need of a little care package.

West Point Civitans recognize local clergy

February 6, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club recognized members of the clergy who were in attendance at Wednesday’s meeting in the Education Room of North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. They were presented with a certificate of appreciation by President Margaret Shelton. Civitan members were encouraged to invite their pastors to attend the meetings in February.

Missing teenager found at WPHS basketball game

February 6, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Less than 24 hours after 16-year-old Shemekia Rice was reported missing to the West Point Police Department by her mother, she was found alive and well.
WPPD Juvenile Officer Zate McGee said police plastered Rice’s picture on Facebook shortly after the missing persons report was submitted in addition to the pictures circulated in local media outlets.
Rice, according to McGee, was spotted at a West Point High School basketball game at about 7 p.m. Tuesday by a member in the audience shortly after images of her hit Facebook.

Boulevard construction to begin Monday

February 6, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The last checkbox on the list of requirements necessary to begin construction for Yokohama Boulevard has been filled. After the finalization of eminent domain land acquisition, citizens traveling on Highway 45 will notice crews laying the groundwork for the extensive construction project come Monday.
Robert Calvert, Calvert-Spradling Engineers president, said now that the extra land necessary for construction has been acquired, the beginnings of the $19 million Yokohama Boulevard are not far away.

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