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December 12th

Jones: Movie classics provide escape from dreary news

December 12, 2012

I stumbled across a sure-fire system for improving my mental health, not to mention my outlook on life during these hard times. It doesn’t cost anything and the results are almost instantaneous.
Miraculously, the hard times have evaporated as my thoughts turn to Christmas, family gatherings and the making of new memories unpolluted by general mayhem and contentious politics.

Payne returning to West Point to film Sci-fi thriller

December 12, 2012

A wrecked Earth lies virtually abandoned in space.
Only one percent of the human race exists on the planet in an attempt to rehabilitate the environment. The other 99 percent have colonized Mars.
Each year, a group is chosen to travel to Earth to work on the rehabilitation project.
"Earthrise", a new film by director Glenn Payne follows the journey of those on their way to Earth, and West Point will be the setting of this Sci-Fi psychological thriller.

First Place is the Fire Place

December 12, 2012

Today, students at the West Point Alternative School will find out who took home the top prizes for the school’s holiday poster contest. Eric Morgan of Dominos has donated pizza, and Labaris Conner of Kroger has donated cupcakes as part of the awards for the winners. The posters were judged by WPSD Superintendent Burnell McDonald, Assistant Superintendent Rob Smith, Federal Programs Director Reita Humphries and Daily Times Leader Managing Editor Bryan Davis. Steve Parker is the principal at the Alternative School More on page 6.

December 11th

Barrett twins surprised by Santa

December 11, 2012

Santa was on hand at the Mansfield’s home, and twins Bronwynne and Betsy Gray Barrett of Starkville paid him a visit. Photo Submitted by Kristen Stevens

“Understanding grief under painful circumstances”

December 11, 2012

Every memory of the child who has died must be summoned up with all its feelings and reworked with the new and painful knowledge that your child is gone. This I can tell you after loosing our son was the most painful aspects of grieving. We love the dead differently from how we love the living. As we live with the reality of our loss of a son or daughter, your love must recognize the changed reality and change itself. You will never stop loving your child who has died. Remembering and bringing up feelings and memories is how I accomplished this painful task.

December 8th

Summerall: That’s what it’s all about

December 8, 2012

I’m not sure if anyone has heard that the sitting Governor of Mississippi, Phil Bryant has had the audacity to put a Nativity Scene on the front lawn of the Governor’s Mansion. Imagine that! A Nativity Scene in Mississippi! A group who calls themselves Mississippi Atheists have gotten in touch with the ACLU to see if they can make Gov. Bryant remove the offensive scene. Really.
Has the world gone completely nuts!? Uh..it’s CHRISTMAS! Duh. CHRISTmas.

Mann, Harris to wed

December 8, 2012

Thomas and Ivy Mann of West Point are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their granddaughter, Lacee J. Mann, to Christopher Wesley Harris, son of Jimmy and Donna Harris of West Point.
The bride-elect attended West Point High School and is continuing her education at East Mississippi Community College in the Fall.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Nadine Harris and the late E.J. Harris and the late Wesley and Catherine Gaskin.
He is a 2002 graduate of West Point High School.
He is currently employed with Crawford Inc.

Haines’ latest tale of intrigue is coming to LWB

December 8, 2012

Friends of the Library are very happy to welcome back a favorite author to Luncheon with Books, Thursday, December 13, at noon, author of the Bones mysteries, Carolyn Haines. She is continuing the adventures of everyone’s favorite southern private eye, Sarah Booth Delaney, with her latest novel “Bonefire of the Vanities.”

December 6th

A look back at daily life in West Point the week of Pearl Harbor

December 6, 2012

Editor’s Note: This article contains headlines and excerpts from articles written in 1941. We apologize if the language is offensive to some of our readers. It is intended for historical analysis and does not reflect the feelings of anyone currently associated with the Daily Times Leader.

The two-time Little Ten Conference Champions Starkville Yellowjackets made front page news in the December 6, 1941 edition of the Daily Times Leader.

December 5th

Aspiring to excellence

December 5, 2012

Chad Brooks, a student with the Aspire to Excel Program at Pilgrim Grove M.B. Church is proud to be on the Honor Roll. Brooks is a third grade student at South Side Elementary. He was presented a certificate and a Wal-Mart gift card for his hard work. The Aspire to Excel Program is in its fifth year of providing after-school tutoring. Photo by Donna Summerall

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