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February 22nd, 2013

Freddie and Anna McKinney celebrate 50 years

February 22, 2013

Freddie and Anna McKinney of West Point celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 18, 2013. They celebrated this special milestone with a reception Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Boilermakers Lodge. Submitted Photo

Pilot helps special needs children

February 22, 2013

The West Point Pilot Club recently presented a check to the CCARC to help purchase classroom supplies for the special needs children served by them. Pictured are (from left) Debra Cole Pilot president, Rachel Nichols CCARC teacher, Vivian Haughton CCARC Director, and Carolyn Golson, Pilot member. The Pilot Club promotes awareness of brain related disorders and brain related injuries. Submitted Photo

Newly-elected Turner to speak at Legislative Breakfast

February 22, 2013

Clay County residents will get a chance to speak with the newly-elected state Senator Angela Turner in West Point.
After a week off due to last Monday’s holiday, the West Point Growth Alliance’s Legislative Breakfast is back on for tomorrow, and it will feature Turner for the first time as senator.
Turner was elected on January 15, and she represents citizens in Clay, Oktibbeha, Lowndes and Noxubee Counties.
Since joining the legislature at the Capitol last month, Turner has been able to weigh in on a host of issues, including education reform.

Region’s impoverished beating the odds through “Bridges out of Poverty” sessions

February 22, 2013

There is no one quick way to end poverty in America.
If there were a lone barrier between the impoverished and a single solution to the multitude of problems that surround the poor, that wall would have been torn down many years ago.
“Poverty is a multifaceted problem,” Jodi Pfarr told a crowd of concerned community leaders in Starkville on Friday.
Pfarr knows a little bit about the poor.
Raised in a poor Minnesota family, Pfarr made an early career working for charities and non-profits. She has experienced life in the Middle Class and life in poverty.

Locals absorbing sting of rising gasoline costs

February 22, 2013

How painful it is to look up at a gas sign these days and see fuel prices at nearly $3.70 a gallon, but what’s more painful is having to dig deeper into the pocketbook trying to find money to pay for the increase.
Over the last few weeks gasoline prices have jumped nearly 50 cents a gallon for regular, and when a consumer fills their tank completely up the difference in what they were paying is quite significant.
Like West Point resident Tommy McDonald, most commuters stopping at the pump shake their heads in disbelief at today’s fuel costs.

February 21st

Lottie Watkins

February 21, 2013

Lottie Watkins age 92, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are Saturday, February 23, 2013, at noon from Union Star M.B. Church.
Burial will follow in Union Star M.B. Church Cemetery.
The body will lie at the church from 11 a.m. until service time.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Doris T. “Dot” Bandy

February 21, 2013

Doris T. “Dot” Bandy age 91, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at Dugan Memorial Home, in West Point.

Michael Angelo Holmes

February 21, 2013

Michael Angelo Holmes age 35, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013, in Cedar Bluff.
Funeral services are Monday, February 25, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Assembly in Jesus Christ Church with Elder Willie J. Dale officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of visitation the register book may be signed Friday, February 22, and Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Carter’s Mortuary Services from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Libby Colbert Speckert

February 21, 2013

Libby, as her friends called her, was born in 1923, the ninth and last surviving child of ten children (five boys and five girls) of James Pinkney Colbert and Mattie Mae (Bowles) Colbert, in West Point.
She graduated from West Point High School and furthered her education at a business college. Libby joined the Marine Corps during WWII, becoming a recruiting sergeant and subsequently working at the Pentagon. She was one of five Colbert children serving in the War, proudly displaying 5 stars on the door of their family home.

Catherine Boyd

February 21, 2013

Catherine Boyd age 78, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013, in Indianapolis, Ind.
Funeral services are Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 3 p.m. from Union Star M. B. Church. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Waverly Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Friday, February 22, 2013, from 5 -7:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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