July 18th, 2011
Vassar, Chandler Engagement
Reginald Robinson of Gulfport, Miss., is pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of his daughter, Sharnae Vassar, daughter of the late Vickey Vassar, to Jamar Chandler, son of Jimmy L. Chandler and Ruth Chandler of Pheba, Miss.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Georgia Vassar and Bennie Vassar of Amory, Miss., and Ronetta Robinson of Gulfport, Miss.
She is a 2007 graduate of Starkville High School, and currently majoring in Physical Therapy from East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew.
Terry Maxwell Bell, Sr.
Terry Maxwell Bell Sr., age 58, passed away Wednesday July 13, 2011, at Choctaw County Hospital.
Terry Maxwell Bell Sr., was born Aug. 4, 1952, in Starkville, to the late Johnny Bell and Lois Ivy.
There will be no services.
He is survived by two sons: Joseph Bell of Pheba, T. J. Bell of West Point; one brother, Jimmy Bell of West Point; one sister, Ann Bell of Louisville; and four grandchildren: Cierra Bell, Gracie Bell, Chase Bell, and Joseph Austin Bell.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Larry Wayne Oliver
Larry Wayne Oliver, age 30, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011, in Ashtabula, Ohio. Larry Wayne Oliver was a native of Amory. He was born Jan. 12, 1981, to Charles Morgan Oliver and the late Patricia K. Brown Oliver.
Larry Wayne Oliver lived in Amory for many years and was a truck driver employed by North Mississippi Development Group in Oxford. He was a member of River Bend Baptist Church. He loved to play with his children, especially chess and enjoyed playing his guitar.
Were you ever one of those kids that sat at the dinner table and played with your food?
Now you can and won't be grounded for it because the West Point Farmers Market will be hosting the Zucchini 500, (the Daytona of the the food racing world).
Think back to the Pinewood Derby, only now it's with vegetables. The races will start at 5 pm under the pavilion at Mossy Oak, Thursday July 21. Registration for the event starts at 4 pm.
Hebron Christianâ€™s Tri Nason will be back on the sidelines this fall for the Eagles, only with a few more responsibilities.
Nason was promoted to head football coach this off-season after Greg Watkins left for Immanuel Christian and says heâ€™s had a pretty busy summer in Pheba.
â€śAs far as the turnouts for the strength and conditioning for the summer, itâ€™s probably the best itâ€™s been since Iâ€™ve been there as an assistant,â€ť Nason said. â€śThe guys are pretty excited about working hard.â€ť
Beulah Vest Easter
Beulah Vest Easter, 86, passed away, Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at her home in West Point.
Beulah Lee Easter was born November 7, 1924 in Fabius, Alabama to the late Ella Mae Hart and James Horton Vest, Sr.
Mrs. Easter was a had worked at Knickerbocker MFG as a seamstress for over 30 years. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church. Beulah Vest Easter married J. B. Easter July 1,1942, West Point, Mississippi he preceded her on January 27, 2010.
Can you swim 1.2 miles? Ever tried biking 56-miles and then followed that with a half marathon?
For some it sounds like a grueling challenge. After all, itâ€™s only half of an iron-man competition.
It may sound unbearable, but for one local itâ€™s just one more challenge he wants to conquer.
Helen Lee White
Helen Lee White, age 88, passed away, Sunday, July 10, 2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice House, in Tupelo.
Helen Lee White was born Feb. 26, 1923, in Pontotoc County, Miss. to the late Estelle Whitworth and George C. Lee, Sr. She was a member of First Baptist Church of West Point.
Martha Hunt Foster
Martha Hunt Foster, age 84, passed away, Sunday, July 10, 2011, at the Grace Living Center, Edmond, Okla.
Martha Ann Foster was born Nov. 8, 1926, in Quincy, Miss. to the late Minnie Mae Price andOtto Clyde Hunt. Mrs. Foster was a barber by trade. She was a member of the West Point Church of God and the Martha Chapter #53 Order of the Eastern Star. Martha Hunt Foster married Lee Olen Foster May 13, 1942, in Caledonia, Miss., and he preceded her in death July 8, 2009.
The Mississippi Heat continued their success on the hardwood over the last three weeks.
The West Point based traveling team which features 16U athletes from several counties, finished second in the last three tournaments theyâ€™ve played in; Memphis, West Point and Hamilton.
This year the Heat has a very balanced, strong and deep offensive attack.
While Dantaveous Crawford leads in scoring averaging 14 points, he also ranks in the top three in almost every category.