October 24th, 2012
Sometimes a team has to face the very best early on in order to be ready for greater challenges down the road.
This could be said for the 2012 West Point Green Wave (7-2; 5-0) who will face perhaps their toughest challenge on Friday night when the undefeated Oxford Chargers (9-0; 5-0) come into town.
Itâ€™s not certain if the Chargers will be the best team West Point has faced this year, but Oxford comes to town a district challenger, with the district on the line.
Neither team has lost a district game to date.
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (5-5; 1-3) have had some kind of a turn-around season in 2012.
The Raiders did not win a single game during the 2011 campaign, but under new leadership the team has rebounded for five regular season wins with one to go.
That one game that is left is perhaps the biggest of the season. If the Raiders win against Immanuel on Friday night, Oak Hill will have done its job in terms of setting itself up for a playoff appearance.
The Golden Triangle Regional Development Authority has hit its first bump in the road, but Clay Countyâ€™s economic development team will not be affected by a delay created at this weekâ€™s Starkville City Council meeting.
â€śEverything in Clay County is on track,â€ť said Joe Max Higgins, CEO of the Columbus-Lowndes Development LINK. Clay County has been in contract with the LINK since the Spring, and Higginsâ€™ team has been working to bring industry into Clay County since then.
Every game is critical at this point in the season.
Friday nightâ€™s district match between the West Point Green Wave (7-2;5-0) and Center Hill was no exception. Playing their fifth straight out of seven consecutive division games to end the season, West Point was looking to improve on a stomping of Saltillo the week before.
The Green Wave did just that, taking care of the Center Hill Mustangs 55-7.
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (5-5;1-3) have certainly accomplished some of their major goals during the 2012 season.
Having not won a game since 2010, the Raiders got things off to a great start with two consecutive victories to start the year. One of those wins was a district victory against Winston Academy.
On Friday night, the Raiders played their last non-district game against Kirk Academy out of Grenada. Though Oak Hill had its troubles in the middle of the season, they are proving their resilience once again with a second straight win, a 34-14 notch over Kirk.
Hebron Christian returned home in the final game of the season as they played host to Humphreys Academy from Belzoni, Mississippi.
It was Senior night and six players received honors on the night; Will Corbin Rogers, Taylor Coggins, Austin Foster, Jacob Ware, Tyler Doss, and Ryan Moore. Also Senior videographer, Carson Williams, and Senior cheerleader, Heather Jackson, were honored during the nightâ€™s festivities.
Peggy Elizabeth Buttrey
Peggy Elizabeth Buttrey, age 75, of Lebanon, Mo., formerly of West Point, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in Lebanon, Mo.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, in Life Point Church in Lebanon, Mo.
Graveside service and burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in Greenlawn Memorial Park, in Wilmington, N.C., under direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon, Mo.
Memorial donations to Mercy Hospice may be made through Holman-Howe Funeral Home, P. O. Box 28, Lebanon, Missouri 65536.
Pauline White Johnson
Pauline White Johnson, age 88, passed away, Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center, in West Point. Lois Pauline Johnson was born Dec. 8, 1923, in Tupelo, to the late Annie Laurie Raburn and James W. White. She was a Seamstress-Clerk at Reed's Department Store in Tupelo for many years and was a member of West End Baptist Church. Pauline White Johnson married Johnny Purvis Johnson Dec. 3, 1945, West Point, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 10, 1970.
Lizzie M. Poe
Lizzie M. Poe, age 61, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
Funeral services are Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at 11 a.m. from Mt. Pisgah Waverly M.B. Church, with the Rev. Bobby Bowen officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. from 3-6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Frank R. Ivy
Frank R. Ivy, age 81, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at his Savannah, Ga., residence with his family at his bedside, under the care of Hospice Savannah. He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Susan Ivy McCrory of Charlotte, N.C. in 2009.