Archive - Food and Leisure
January 19th, 2013
A premier group of Mississippi College students were recently honored for their campus leadership, scholastic excellence and community service.Â Sixty-seven students out of the 600 eligible were inducted from the Clinton campus into Whoâ€™s Who Among Students at American Colleges and Universities.Â
Heather Pogue and Paul Gregory Smith were united in marriage July 14, 2012, at a 2 p.m. ceremony at First Baptist Church of West Point with Bro. Chip Stevens officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Darrell and Delisa Pogue. She was given in marriage by her father, Darrell Pogue. Her bridal gown was by Maggie Sottero, a fit and flare lace bridal gown with halter neckline and key hole back. It was embellished lace on tulle with crystals over satin. She carried a bouquet of orange roses, orange calla lilies, hypericum and green spider mums.
Mickey and Katie Lewis of West Point, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Marshall Drake Lewis, December 5, 2012, at 3:25 p.m. at Oktibbeha County Hospital Regional Medical Center in Starkville. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 21 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Randy and Joann Simmons of West Point.
Paternal grandparents are David and Janie Lewis of Sulligent Ala., and the late Pamela Lewis.
Great-grandparents are Bill and Hilda Faulkner of West Point, Bill and Earline Simmons of West Point and Rene Gainey of Forrest.
An issue of â€śHarperâ€™s Weeklyâ€ť once depicted Ulysses S. Grant as a bulldog. President Abraham Lincoln is quoted as ordering Grant â€śhold on with a bull-dog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.â€ť
Today, Mississippi State University stands as the home of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, and John F. Marszalek, Ph.D spoke to the West Point Rotary Club on Thursday about the ironic journey the archives took from Southern Illinois University to MSU in 2008.
â€śIt was fate,â€ť Marszalek quipped regarding the above quote and political cartoon.
Church Hill Elementary Principal (back) Cindy Donahoo stands with this monthâ€™s Rotary Club Readers of the Month First Grade student Syndee Johnson (front left) and Second Grade student Kendyl Watson during the clubâ€™s meeting on Thursday. Photo by Bryan Davis
Early Childhood Educations reforms are currently being pushed at the state level, in attempts to raise education standards and help students read at grade level throughout their time in Mississippi public schools.
The lack of sound reading skills has been touted as a top reason for high dropout rates and low probabilities of success for many students leaving schools after 12 years in this state.
â€śNoontime Music at the Libraryâ€ť comes just as advertised on Wednesday at the Bryan Public Library. Above, Justin Estes plays Chopinâ€™s â€śNocturne Oneâ€ť on the Grand Piano donated to the library by Music Coterie. The West Point/Clay County Arts Council event drew a full room to hear the hour of relaxing classical numbers. Photo by Bryan Davis
The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club was pleased to welcome Brandi Randle-Ryland, a native of West Point, to speak at Wednesdayâ€™s meeting. She graduated from West Point High School and received her Bachelorâ€™s degree from Mississippi State University in Interior Design. She has her own home based business to help with color and fabric inovations.
It will be cold and it will likely be wet all day today.
Those factors do nothing to change the fact that Clay County voters have until 7 p.m tonight to make it to the polls and choose whether Angela Turner Lairy or Kenny Fowler will be the District 16 representative in the Mississippi state senate.
Absentee ballot voting ended Saturday, and the remaining qualified votes will be tallied this evening to decide the special election.
Event coordinators hope West Pointâ€™s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration is going to be a special one this year.
January 21 will be a day of festivities, marking not only Kingâ€™s life but also the President Barack Obamaâ€™s re-election to the presidency.
â€śThis year the celebration will coincide with the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America,â€ť said Event Coordinator Anna Hayford-Jones in a press release on Monday. â€śThe theme for this yearâ€™s celebration, according to Jones, is â€śContinuing the Legacy.â€ť