May 12th, 2011
The West Point Board of Mayor and Selectmen adopted a mutual aid agreement Tuesday that would allow the city to offer assistance to residents affected by disasters, such as tornadoes or floods.
Since Clay County was given a federal disaster declaration Monday, residents affected by the recent tornado are eligible to receive individual assistance for housing, home repairs and other disaster-related expenses not paid for by the homeowner's insurance or another assistance programs.
Harold Lathon, who was appointed to the North Central Mississippi Railroad Authority Board in January, was removed from the position temporarily Tuesday night by the West Point Board of Mayor and Selectmen.
Koch's Sponsor Fundraising Event
By Donna Summerall
Robbie and Linda Koch, owners of Coon Tattoo and Body Piercing, knew that the people of Clay County in Montpelier and surrounding areas needed help. The idea of giving of their time, talents, days off, and money didn't make them back down an inch from the daunting task they conceived of to help those in need. In one week they had gotten the word out via Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and word of mouth that they would be taking donations at their shop and doing small tattoos with the proceeds going toward our Clay County neighbors.
John Ruble Sanders
John Ruble Sanders Sr., age 85, passed away, Sunday, May 8, 2011, at his home in West Point, Miss.
John Ruble Sanders Sr. was born Oct. 1, 1925, in Chickasaw County, Miss., to the late Daisy Clark Sanders and Frank Sanders. He was a supervisor and later an "A Fitter" for Babcock and Wilcox Company for 30 years,
Scott Hallmark, current associate principal of West Point High School's north campus, was hired Monday evening as principal for Columbus High School where he will begin July 1.
Hallmark, who holds a masters degree in Educational Leadership from Delta State University, worked for the West Point School District for 12 years and worked as an administrator for the district seven years.
After being left vacant for one year, the position of assistant superintendent/director of operations for the West Point School District was given Monday night to Rob Smith, current director of the West Point High School Career and Technology Center.
What Clay County residents and officials anticipated for days became a reality late Monday evening when the county was given a federal disaster declaration signed by United States President Barack Obama.
The much anticipated declaration came just days after a visit to Clay County from congressman Alan Nunnelee, who listened to the concerns and needs of the Clay County community, some from Montpelier, which was hit hard by the April 27 EF3 tornado. He also saw â€śfirst handâ€ť the devastation that Montpelier residents are trying to recover from and how it ripped parts of Montpelier to shreds.
A New Arrival
Katelyn Reese Lewis
Mickey and Katie Lewis of West Point, Miss., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Katelyn Reese Lewis. She was born April 7, 2011, at 1:21 p.m. at OCH Regional Medical Center of Starkville, Miss. She weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Randy and JoAnn Simmons of West Point, Miss.
Paternal grandparents are David and Jane Lewis of Sulligent, Ala., and the late Pamela Lewis.
Alesky Honored with Bridal Shower
Kyleen Alisky, bride-elect of Jake Littlefield, was recently honored with a miscellaneous bridal shower at the home of Allen and Jessi Flynt. Hostesses were, jessi Flynt, Barbara Thompson and Judy Littlefield. Guest enjoyed homemade buttermilk biscuits with meats, cheeses and jellies. Shrimp covered pineapples decorated the tables. A variety of desserts were served. Guests played the Newlywed Game and were awarded prizes.
Guido Turns 90
Maxine Guido celebrated her 90th birthday with a dinner hosted by family and friends Saturday, May 7, at 5 p.m. Guido was born May 5, 1921. Her family hopes she had a very happy birthday.