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February 28th, 2013

Moore: Healthcare ‘complicated’

February 28, 2013

The future of Mississippi’s health care is not certain.
It’s an issue that has many facets, and everyone will likely be affected by the Affordable Healthcare Act whether it be negative or positive.
Tim Moore, Vice President for Community Hospitals with the North Mississippi Health Services attempted to shed some light on the impact of AFA and the issue of Medicaid expansion at the Thursday meeting of the West Point Rotary Club.
“When we talk about Medicaid expansion and the ways that hospitals are funded, it’s a very complicated matter,” Moore began.

February 27th

Read Across America at East Side Pre-K

February 27, 2013

Students at East Side Pre-K spent a relaxing day in their pajamas Wednesday for Read Across America with Dr. Seuss. The three year olds were still not sleepy despite their bedtime attire. Pictured are Dianne Watkins, Braden Tunnell, Shanneshia Thompson, Cayden Guines, A.J. Elliott, Caleb Fitzpatrick, Jermaine Taylor Jr., Chancellor Calvert, Destiny Bell, Tammarrion Pierce, Raven Randle and Rachel Nichols. Photo by Donna Summerall

Celebrating Black History at East Side Elementary

February 27, 2013

Ms. Amos’ class of kindergarten children were learning about famous black American’s. Students were encouraged to dress as someone famous and give a report. Pictured is Tyler Harris who chose The Honorable Judge Thurgood Marshall, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from October 1967 until October 1991.
Photo by Donna Summerall

One more day to sign-up

February 27, 2013

Sign ups for Baseball, Softball and T-ball are going on at West Point Parks and Recreation. The deadline to get a player registered is February 28. Sign up location is the Recreation Building (by the skate park and old fairgrounds) where forms are available. Cost is $40.00. Submitted Photo

West Point Karate School Exercise Class still open

February 27, 2013

Albert Lee’s exercise class at the West Point Karate School has been a hit, and folks can still join up for the class if interested.
Coming up at the end of April, the class will take a trip to the Mississippi River for a weekend dinner cruise. The “biggest loser” in the class between now and that time will get a free dinner cruise that weekend.
The school is located at 114 West Main Street, and those interested may call Lee at 295-1076. Submitted Photo

A scene from Tuesday’s West Point Junior High jamboree

February 27, 2013

Terrance Cherry takes down a ball rusher for West Point on Tuesday. Photo by Will Nations

Norman Clay

February 27, 2013

Norman Clay age 57, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle in Columbus.
Funeral services are Friday, March 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Mt. Hermon M.B. Church with the Rev. Tim Brinkley officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Thursday, February 28, 2013, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Hard-working people keeping Ellis Steel afloat

February 27, 2013

If West Point ever suffers another economic blow, you can bet it won’t be coming from longtime construction company Ellis Steel. No, Ellis Steel President Frank Hopper said Wednesday that Ellis Steel is going strong and Ellis Steel is here to stay.
But how has the manufacturer of steel structures been able to thrive nearly 90 years, especially in today’s tough economic situation? Well, Hopper said, the biggest reason the company is doing so well is the dedicated, hard working team of 175 people, who continue daily to give the company all they have.

Blazon Tube closing April 1

February 27, 2013

It’s definitely trying times for the city of West Point, which continues to get hit with news of industries closing up shop – Now one more local company officially announced Wednesday that it’s shutting its doors.
Following a August 2011 announcement from Blazon Tube that it would potentially be going out of business, the management team of Leggett & Platt announced this Wednesday that Blazon Tube of West Point is slated to end production April 1.

Pastor, television personality Brown talks education at WPHS

February 27, 2013

R. H. Brown’s voice is one of the most recognizable in north Mississippi.
He preaches the word from the pulpit at his West Point church, and he is a master at relaying stories of human interest for WCBI out of Columbus.
On Wednesday, he was the keynote speaker at West Point High School’s Black History program.
That distinct voice and his unique dialect comes from his birthplace on St. Helena Island, South Carolina.

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