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On the InsIde
1. SpaceX to test meth-
ane rocket in Mississippi
at Stennis Space Center in
Hancock County. 3
2. Alzheimer’s Associa-
tion Walk raises $22,000 in
Golden Triangle. 5
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3. Two state museums
will take on Mississippi’s
turbulent history in Civil
Rights. 9
4. Soft-spoken teen ac-
cused of killing his teacher
in Massachusetts. 12
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The Mississippi Tobacco-free coalition for
Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties is
steadily picking up steam, and that’s just the
way Project Director Stephanie Collier wants
The local chapter, still in its infancy, hosted
a meeting Wednesday in the Mississippi State
University Extension office in West Point,
with the objective of appointing officers to
serve on the board, considering bylaws and
pitching ideas to reach area youth on the dan-
gers associated with tobacco use. And while
Collier said community interest is with the
group, there were challenges to be met.
“It’s hard to fight these big tobacco compa-
nies,” Collier said. “They’re big, and they’ve
got lots of money to throw. … We’re going
to have to get into the schools. These (ele-
mentary) kids are our target audience. We
have a better chance of stopping them before
they start.”
The immediate need, however, is to get the
group off the ground in the region, she said.
picks up
Bus, SuV collide on Main Street
—Donna Summerall/Daily Times Leader
At about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, the WPPD offcers were dispatched to the intersection of Broad St. and e. Main in reference to a traffc collision. As
reported by the WPPD, the driver of a Kia Sorento SuV rolled into the path of an oncoming school bus. Although 10 juveniles were reportedly on the
bus at the time of the accident, no injuries were reported.
BY dOnnA sUMMeRAll
The Healthy West Point Task
Force sponsored its first field trip of
four with area schools. Fourth
grade students went to the Wellness
Center. The kids took part in an
obstacle course to instill in them the
importance of physical fitness,
learned about nutrition as a way to
stay healthy and prevent illness, had
a member of the West Point Fire
Department instruct them on car-
diopulmonary resuscitation (CPR),
and tried their luck with a game
show featuring Captain Crossfit to
challenge their knowledge about
nutrition, organs, body functions
and exercise.
“We sponsor four field trips a
year for first-through fourth-grade
students,” said Anne Comer direc-
tor of the Healthy Task Force. “All
the schools are invited, public or
private; we feel that all the students
can benefit from learning about
being as healthy as possible. This
field trip was Wellness Day at the
Wellness Center for fourth grade
First-grade students will go to
the Sanderson Center at Mississippi
State University and learn about
water safety, said Comer. Second-
grade children go to tour
HealthWorks! in Tupelo and third
graders tour the Mayhew Tomato
Farm to see where vegetables are
The Healthy Task force and area
businesses sponsored a “Jungle
Adventure” last summer after
school ended as a fundraiser. It was
a huge success and the Healthy
Task Force plans to do it again in
May according to Tracy Stebbins of
the Wellness Center and Healthy
Task Force.
-Justin Minyard/Daily Times Leader
Mississippi Department of Transportation construction workers mill (or smooth out) the ground surrounding a set of rail-
road tracks that intersect Hwy 45. The milling serves to eliminate the elevation gap of the tracks and surrounding pavement
that has formed over the years.
East Mississippi Community
College extended a helping hand
to international spouses stationed
at the Columbus Air Force Base
(CAFB) Wednesday at the Old
Waverly Golf Club Wednesday
during its annual International
Spouses’ Appreciation Luncheon.
Greeted upon entry by an infor-
mational Japanese display which
elaborated on Japanese culture and
tradition, men and women of all
nationalities were, themselves, the
guests of honor.
EMCC Event Coordinator
Linda Gates said the purpose of
the luncheon was to introduce a
sense of connectivity between mili-
tary personnel’s foreign spouses
and their surrounding area.
“(We hosted this) to show
appreciation for the international
spouses in our community,” said
Life in one country after relocat-
ing from another country often
results in a feeling of seclusion as
well as culture shock, said Gates.
Thus familiarizing the aforemen-
tioned internationals with the
community serves to help each
individual find their niche.
“We found out there were a lot
of international spouses that were
isolated,” said Gates. “They were
miserable because they didn’t leave
the house, they didn’t have friends
and their spouses (might) live an
hour away.”
Gates also compared this famil-
iarization process to a safety net of
“Where do you go to a doctor?
Where do you go the the store?”
said Linda. “What happens when
your child gets sick?”
All questions that an individual
might have who is incognizant to
what exactly the region has to
International Spouses’
Appreciation luncheon
It’s millin’ time
— Justin Minyard/Daily Times Leader
Women gather and exchange pleasantries before lunch was served Wednesday at
the International Spouses’ Appreciation luncheon hosted by eMCC at the old
Waverly Golf Club. Held annually, the luncheon serves as a conduit of area famil-
iarity for foreign nationals who have relocated to live with their military spouses.
Healthy Task Force works with schools
See TOBACCO | Page 6
See EMCC | Page 5
See HEALTH | Page 5
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— Donna Summerall/Daily Times Leader
Bright Horizons partner kick-off was recently held for West Point learning Center. Pictured (from left) are Kris Hollis, WPSD director
of testing and curriculum, Margaret Shelton, Aaron Johnson Resource Center Steve Parker, principal, WPlC, Tim Fowler, WPSD assistant
superintendent, Mary Kelley, Center for Higher educational Advancement, Jean Smith, Northside Christian Church, Burnell Mc Donald,
superintendent WPSD, eddie love, teacher WPlC and Reita Humphries, assistant superintendent WPSD Federal Programs & Instruction.
Bright Horizons kick off
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u. Feed the Hungry —. Holy.Temple. Holiness. Church.Women’s.
Ministries. deliver. meals. to. Feed. the. Hungry. the. second. Saturday. of.
in,. and. could. benefit. from. this. free. delivery. service,. call. 494-3322.
u.Town Creek Bible Study —
u.Noonday Prayer Service —
u.Computer Classes —
thROUGh OCt. 24
u Revival —. Muldon. Community. Harvest. Revival. is. Sunday. at.
Crossroads. C.M.E.. Church,. Monday. at. New. Hope. M.B.. Church,.,
sAtURdAY, OCt. 26
u youth explosion —.Pastor.Emmanuel.Moore.and.Cornerstone.
Youth. Explosion. at. 3. p.m...We. welcome. all. mime. and. dance. teams,.
choirs. and. soloists..The. theme. is.“An. Incredible. God. Deserves. An.
Incredible. Praise.”. For. more. information. contact. Lamar. Rice. at. 418-
u.Hay Ride —
u usher observance —.The. Church. House. of. Refuge. Family.
uliving Hope —
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u. Deacon ordination —.Pleasant.Ridge.M.B.. Church. is. having. a.
deacon. ordination. at. 2:30. p.m.. Guest. speaker. is. Rev.. Dr.. P.L..
u.Church Anniversary —
u.Homecoming —
brating. homecoming. beginning. with. the. morning. worship. service. at.
11. a.m.. with. a. covered. dish. meal. at. noon.. Rev.. Charles. Coggins. will.
u.Church Anniversary —
ing. its. 112th. anniversary. at. 3. p.m.. Guest. speaker. is. Rev.. Larnzy.
Carpenter. Jr.. and. his. church. family. from. First. Baptist. Longview. of.
u. Harvest Program —. Union. Star. M.B.. Church. is. having. their.
u.unification Day —
u.Family and Friends —
friends. and. family. day. at. 3. p.m.. Guest. speaker. is. Rev.. Orlando.
u Harvest Festival —. Mt.. Hermon. M.B.. Church. is. hosting. its.
annual. harvest. festival. at. 4:30. p.m.. Special. guest. is. Janice. Crawford.“Mama.Bertha”.presenting.her.yesteryear.
tUesdAY, OCt. 29
u Sisterhood Ministry —
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words or less, written in complete sentences and submitted in writing at least
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be published for the next day’s paper. To submit announcements, email life@
u.Civitan meetings —.The.West.Point.Civitan.Club.meets.on.the.
first. and. third.Wednesdays. of. each. month. at. noon. in. the.Training.
Room. of. NMMC-West. Point.. All. interested. persons. are. cordially.
u. West Point Alumni Chapter Meetings —. The. West. Point.
Northside. School. building. on. Fifth. St.. at. . noon.. .All. members. and.
u.City Board Meetings — The.City.Board.of.West.Point.holds.its.
u.Compassionate Friends —.Families.who.have.experienced.the.
death. of. a. child. are. invited. to. attend.The. Compassionate. Friends.
meeting. at. 6:30. p.m.. the. second.Tuesday. of. each. month,. at. North.
mission. of.The. Compassionate. Friends. is. to. assist. families. toward.
others. be. supportive.. Bereaved. parents,. siblings,. grandparents. and.
mation,. call. Michele. Rowe,. director. of. Social. Services. at. NMMC-
u. American legion Meeting —.American. Legion. Post. 212. will.
uAARP Meeting —
bers. and. those. interested. in.AARP. are. urged. to. attend.. For. more.
u.lodge Breakfast —.West.Point.Masonic.Lodge.No..40,.spon-
sors. a. breakfast. the. first. Saturday. of. each. month. from. 5:30. –. 8:30.
u. Basic Skills Class —. Free. Basic. Skills. class. at.the. EMCC.West.
Point. Center,. Hwy.. 45. North,. Monday. thru. Thursday. each. week,.
11:30-1:30. p.m.. .The. Basic. Skills. class. will. prepare. you. to. take. the.
WorkKeys. test. and. receive. a. Career. Readiness. Certificate..
WorkKeys®. is. a. job. skills. assessment. that. helps. employers. select,.
hire,. train,. develop,. and. retain. a. high-performance. workforce..These.,
u.lodge Meeting —.West.Point.Masonic.Lodge.No..40,.will.have.
u.Welding and Carpentry Classes —.EMCC.Workforce.Services.
u Grief Support Group —. Christ. United. Methodist. Church. is.
providing. support. for. grieving. families. with. a. Grief. Support. Group.
u.GeD Classes —.EMCC.West.Point.Center,,.Monday.thru.Thursday,
u.C2C Info —
offers. the. Counseling. 2. Career. program. to. assist. in. gaining. work.
are. 18-21,. please. contact. Sha’Carla. Petty. at. 662-243-1930. or.
u. Animal shelter help —.The.West. Point. Clay. County. Animal.
shelter. needs. foster. families. for. several. puppies. who. have. been.
selected. to. go. on. the. next. Homeward. Bound. rescue..You. would.
need. to. keep. the. pup. . for. two. weeks,. until. the. day. of. transport.. If.
u ladies Auxiliary —. The. American. Legion. Post. 212. Ladies.
thURsdAY, OCt. 24
u Forum —. Clay. County.Alumnae. Chapter,. Delta. Sigma.Theta.
Sorority. will. present. a. Social. Action. Awareness. Forum. at. 6. p.m..
upstairs. at. City. Hall..The. guest. presenters. will. be. Kimberly. Jones.
Merchant,. Mississippi. Center. for. Justice. who. will. discuss. Charter.
Schools,. School. consolidation,. and. Third. grade. retention. law;.
Evans,. North. Mississippi. Rural. Legal. who. will. discuss. eligibility. and.
services. offered. by. NMRLS,. and. Mayor. Robbie. Robinson. who. will.
discuss. Jobs. and. Economic. Development.. The. public. is. cordially.
fRIdAY, OCt. 25
ulife Members Celebration — The.Clay.County.Branch.of.the.
Living. Manna. Outreach. Resource. Hope. Center..The. program. is. in.
thROUGh OCt. 29
u.The Arts Council’s 5th Annual Photo Competition —.“Hands”.is.
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u. Christmas Assistance Registration —. Christmas. Assistance.
in. Columbus.. A. list. of. registration. requirements. can. be. picked. up.
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Cleveland 71 42 sunny Natchez 80 49 sunny
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Dallas 79 51 sunny San Francisco 67 51 pt sunny
Denver 57 37 sunny Seattle 59 46 foggy
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GReeNVIlle — A
Greenville aircraft painting
firm is paying a $19,000
civil fine for failing to main-
tain records and renew its
environmental permit on
Leading Edge Aviation
Services agreed in September
to pay the fine to the
Mississippi Department of
Environmental Quality.
A Sept. 26 order pub-
lished by the department
says that Leading Edge
broke the terms of its per-
mit by not keeping records
for five years and not pro-
viding complete records to
MDEQ. The company also
failed to submit its permit
renewal application six
months ahead of its expira-
tion, as required. The com-
pany did seek to renew its
permit in August.
Leading Edge operates a
location at Greenville Mid-
Delta Regional Airport.
Chris Harano, president
of the California-based com-
pany, signed a form agree-
ing to waive hearing rights
and pay the fine.
Greenville firm paying $19,000 fine
HeRNANDo — DeSoto
County officials say a rise in sin-
gle-family building permits sig-
nals a slow but steady economic
Planning director Tedd Garrod
told the board of supervisors
Tuesday that 74 single-family
permits were requested in
September — 14 more than in
September of 2012.
Total year-to-date activity,
including multifamily and mobile
home permits, was 673 with
three more months to record.
The total for 2012 total was 754
"Even though we're nowhere
close to the pre-recession levels of
six or seven years ago, the permits
show we have a quality of life,
excellent schools and low crime,
that attract," said Supervisor Mark
Gardner, board president and a
Southaven Realtor. "People want
to live here."
The Commercial Appeal
reports that Southaven led last
month's single-family tally
with 35, followed by the unin-
corporated county's 21; Olive
Branch listed nine; Hernando,
eight; Horn Lake, one; and
Walls, none. Total single-fam-
ily permit activity was 71 in
Building permit expenses
increase in DeSoto County
BAy ST. louIS — Private
space exploration firm
SpaceX will test a methane-
fueled rocket engine at
NASA's John C. Stennis
Space Center in Hancock
State and federal officials
made the announcement
SpaceX, based in
Hawthorne, Calif., is sup-
posed to begin testing in
The testing could support
a handful of jobs, but offi-
cials said it's important
because it could make
Stennis more attractive to
other private users. The
facility will be owned by
NASA, and could support
other users, state officials
"This agreement marks
our continued commitment
to our nation's space pro-
gram and ongoing efforts to
bring new opportunities to
Stennis Space Center and
the state of Mississippi,"
Gov. Phil Bryant said in a
Mississippi will spend
$500,000 and NASA will
spend $600,000 to help
upgrade a rocket test stand
so it can use methane to fuel
SpaceX's Raptor engine. It's
unclear how much SpaceX
will invest.
"This is another great
example of state and local
leaders cooperating with
Stennis to provide incentives
that draw high tech aero-
space companies to south
Mississippi," said Rick
Gilbrech, Stennis center
U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran,
R-Miss, said in a statement
that officials have been trying
to recruit SpaceX for years.
"I hope this is just the
beginning of their endeavors
in our state," he said.
NASA tests engines at
Stennis for itself, and works
with two other commercial
space companies, Orbital
and Blue Origin.
Another rocket and mis-
sile maker, Aerojet
Rocketdyne, also leases a
test stand at Stennis to test
its RS-68 engines, which
power Delta IV rockets.
Rolls Royce Group PLC
recently opened a $50 mil-
lion facility to test jet air-
plane engines at Stennis,
with plans to hire up to 35
NASA has 300 direct
employees at Stennis and
more than 1,100 contrac-
tors. Including other gov-
ernment agencies, research
institutes and private com-
panies, about 5,000 people
work at the complex near
the Louisiana border.
SpaceX to test methane rocket in Mississippi
— Associated Press
Jim Guyette, Rolls-Royce North America Ceo, talks during dedication of the the second outdoor jet
engine test stand Wednesday at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Hancock County.
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Last week, Congress reached a brief
truce to increase the federal debt limit
and keep the government open. This has
produced any number of well-written
opinions about what lies ahead.
One of the more interesting pieces is
from Robert Freeman, a high school his-
tory and economics teacher in California.
In an essay titled, “When Radicals Seize
Power: Will We Ever Learn?” he recalls
four examples of horrible outcomes when
leaders were unable to compromise.
One led to the English Civil Wars in
the 1640s. King Charles and Parliament
disagreed on many issues, and a six-year
war started when “then-radical Puritans,”
as Freeman describes them, denied the
king money to suppress a rebellion in
Ireland. Before the battles ended, the
king was executed.
Another was the French Revolution in
1789, when radicals executed King Louis
XVI and killed more than 40,000 politi-
cal opponents during a period known as
the Reign of Terror. It took Napoleon to
restore order to France, although his 16
years in power didn’t turn out so well,
During World War I, communists led
by Vladimir Lenin won a year-long battle
for control of the country after the czar
abdicated. In the coming years, up to 30
million Russians died at the hands of the
And in 1930s Germany, with unem-
ployment at an estimated 45 percent,
Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist
Party struck a deal with opponents of the
existing government. Hitler got appoint-
ed chancellor and banned labor unions,
repudiated the treaty that ended World
War I and promised to restore Germany
to its rightful place in the world. Everyone
knows what occurred during the next
It is inaccurate to compare the current
state of American politics to any of those
four events in Europe. No matter what
anyone may think of Republicans or
Democrats, arguments about govern-
ment debt or medical care for people
without health insurance does not put the
country in the type of crisis that led to
each “radical” reaction Freeman men-
However, he makes a good point:
“Gridlock is nobody’s ideal of effective
governance. But history shows that capit-
ulating to radicals — of the right or the
left — is ever so much worse.”
His hope is that American politicians
will learn the lessons of history before
anything radical happens. And it’s worth
noting that a “radical” reaction could
come from either side of the political
aisle, depending on where your sensibili-
ties lie.
In last week’s case, conservatives would
consider trillion-dollar deficits and man-
datory health insurance as radical action.
Liberals would say the same thing about
shutting down the government in an
attempt to kill the healthcare program.
Economics was a connecting thread for
the events in France, Russia and Germany.
In France, the government went bank-
rupt because it exempted the wealthy
from paying taxes. In Russia, the army
could not defend the country from
Germany, leading to bread riots and
other violence. Hitler rose to power in a
time of extreme economic stress.
America hasn’t reached that point —
yet. Perhaps that’s the lesson of Freeman’s
Former Republican Mississippi
Gov. Haley Barbour was in Starkville
this week to address one of the state’s
largest Rotary Clubs and the topic of
his remarks – despite significant and
dramatic recent national and state
political developments – were almost
exclusively about energy.
For the record, Barbour’s energy
policy as an ex-governor is no differ-
ent than it was as governor. “I’m for
more abundant, affordable American
energy,” said Barbour, saying that
the administration of President
Barack Obama fails to promote that
goal. “The Obama administration’s
policy is to raise energy prices so
people will use less of it.”
Barbour’s speech expressed sup-
port for enhanced oil recovery as has
been done successfully in Mississippi
by Denbury, hydraulic fracturing for
natural gas or so-called fracking,
nuclear power, wind and solar pro-
duction, and the new Mississippi
Power Company’s Kemper County
coal gasification project. Barbour
praised current Mississippi Gov. Phil
Bryant’s energy policies.
“This is all crucial because energy
is so important to economic growth,
job creation and broad prosperity of
this state and nation in the short and
long term,” he added. "Long-term
energy policy that promotes and
takes advantage of more affordable,
abundant, American energy and gen-
uinely accesses all of our available
fuel resources is essential Mississippi's
economic prospects and our national
Clearly, Barbour remains a formi-
dable lobbyist. Environmentalists
like the Sierra Club dismiss Barbour’s
sales pitch on the benefits of the
Kemper County plant as just that –
lobbying – but the pitch is consistent
with what Barbour’s been saying
since before the coal gasification
plant was conceived.
After Barbour’s energy speech,
civic club members tossed him ques-
tions regarding the government
shutdown and about continued spec-
ulation about his political future –
both in the context of a possible U.S.
Senate bid if current GOP U.S. Sen.
Thad Cochran decides not to seek
re-election and a possible 2016 GOP
presidential bid.
Barbour’s name was on a longer
list of possible mainstream
Republican senatorial contenders
after Tea Party favorite state Sen.
Chris McDaniel announced his
intention to seek the GOP nomina-
tion last week. Barbour, who flirted
with a 2012 presidential bid, is also
seen as a possible presidential con-
tender in 2016.
Barbour seemed to shoot down
both scenarios rather bluntly: “I’ve
had my last government job … and
Mississippi doesn’t need a 67-year-
old freshman senator.”
Barbour, 66, served two terms as
Mississippi’s governor from 2004-
2012 after serving as White House
political director for President
Ronald Reagan in the 1980s and as
chairman of the Republican National
Committee in the 1990s. While gov-
ernor, he served as chairman of the
Republican Governors Association.
The Yazoo City native also
achieved national and international
prominence as a Washington lobby-
ist prior to his election as the state’s
62nd governor. That experience
served him well in the aftermath of
2005’s Hurricane Katrina, in which
Barbour achieved his primary legacy
as governor by lobbying effectively
for massive federal hurricane relief
dollars and then managing that relief
effort in an efficient and decisive
But Barbour did address the Tea
Party and their role in the shutdown,
calling the division between the Tea
Party and mainstream Republicans
an argument over “tactics” rather
than public policy. But Barbour said
Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz was
“way out of line” in leading the fight
for a government shutdown and said
that strategy actually helped the
Obama administration.
“President Obama has been falling
like a rock and the problem is that
Republicans have been holding him
up by prolonging the process.
Obamacare (the Affordable Care
Act) rolled out and it has been a
disaster,” Barbour said. “But our
antics (Republican infighting) kept
that off the front page of the news-
Barbour talks energy, says he’s held final public office
— the enterprise Journal
· Syndicated Columnist·
When radicals seize power
Congress recently passed leg-
islation to reopen the govern-
ment and avert a default on debt
held by the United States. The
bipartisan agreement allows us
to move past this crisis and to
begin looking ahead. Although
this proposal is not perfect, it
does contain a key provision to
address one of the biggest chal-
lenges of our time: unsustainable
debt. The plan sets the stage for
a long overdue budget confer-
ence between the House and
Senate to address this serious
Today, the debt stands at
nearly $17 trillion. A lack of
leadership from the White
House, years without a budget,
countless mandates, and expand-
ed government programs have
gotten us to this point.
Solving today's problems
requires an understanding of the
As a member of the Senate
Budget Committee, I have
fought for serious and lasting
budget reform. In fact, we are
making progress.
For the first time in 50 years,
discretionary spending the fund-
ing which must be appropriated
by Congress each year has
declined for two years in a row.
These budget savings were first
established by the "Budget
Control Act" in 2011, and
Republicans successfully fought
for and secured their continua-
tion in the government funding
plan passed on October 16. We
must not stop there.
This week's legislation reject-
ed Democrats' demands to
increase spending. However,
that by itself will not be enough
to reduce our fast-growing
national debt. Mandatory spend-
ing is growing out of control.
So-called entitlement spending is
made up of programs on auto-
matic pilot. This is the primary
reason the government has
repeatedly exceeded its borrow-
ing limit.
The United States faces more
than $90 trillion in unfunded
liabilities on important programs
such as Social Security, Medicare,
and Medicaid. At a time when
the federal government in
Washington is borrowing more
than 40 cents for every dollar it
spends, solutions must be put in
place without further delay.
Long-term entitlement costs
are rising sharply, swelling pro-
jected deficits and the debt. The
threat posed by these liabilities
imperils the creditworthiness of
the United States, because it is
these unrestrained costs that
could one day cause the U.S. to
default on its staggering debt.
Our moment to lead
I have been named a conferee
to the budget conference
between the House and Senate
the first such process in four
years. I look forward to using
this opportunity to right
America's financial future from a
path destined for debt and
uncertainty to a path toward
security and prosperity.
When Barack Obama became
president in January 2009, the
total federal debt stood at $10.6
trillion. According to a report
by, a nonprofit
organization at the University
of Pennsylvania, the debt held
by the public not including
Social Security and Medicare
has risen 89.3 percent since
Obama took office. The report
continues, "At (this) rate, the
debt owed to the public will
more than double during the
Obama presidency."
I am hopeful that Republicans
and Democrats will negotiate in
good faith to slow the growth
rate of our automatic spending
programs and deliver a budget
that reduces federal debt without
raising taxes on hard-working
families. Without sensible action,
the burden of crushing debt risks
squandering the prosperity of
the next generation of
An opportunity
to address nation’s
debt crisis
— sen. Roger Wicker
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ColuMBuS — More than
275 residents from the Golden
Triangle area joined the
Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk
to End Alzheimer’s and united
in a movement to reclaim the
future for millions on Sunday,
October 13, 2013 at East
Mississippi Community College
– Golden Triangle Campus.
Participants raised more than
$22,000 to fund Alzheimer's
care, support and research pro-
“I was inspired by the Golden
Triangle residents uniting in the
fight against Alzheimer’s dis-
ease at Walk to End
Alzheimer’s,” said Rachel
Ruello, Walk Specialist for the
Alzheimer’s Association
Mississippi Chapter. “With
funds raised, the Alzheimer’s
Association will be able to pro-
vide much needed care and
support to people affected by
the disease as well as fund criti-
cally needed Alzheimer’s
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
participants did more than
complete the three-mile walk.
They learned more about
Alzheimer’s disease and the
Association’s critical role in the
fight against it, including the
latest about Alzheimer’s
research and current clinical tri-
als, how they can become
involved in advocacy efforts at
home and in Washington, DC
and the Association’s support
programs and services. The
event also included an emo-
tional tribute to those who have
experienced or are experiencing
Alzheimer’s disease is a grow-
ing epidemic and is now the
nation’s sixth-leading cause of
death. As baby boomers age,
the number of individuals living
with Alzheimer’s disease will
rapidly escalate, increasing well
beyond today’s more than 5
million Americans living with
Alzheimer’s. In Mississippi
alone, there are over 53,000
people living with Alzheimer’s.
For more information or to
make a donation visit
Alzheimer’s walk raises $22,000
STARKVIlle — The U.S.
Department of Labor today
[Oct. 22] announced that
Mississippi State University
and partners will be awarded
nearly $2 million of $20.5 mil-
lion in grant awards to fund
projects to accelerate job cre-
ation and encourage reshoring
of advanced manufacturing
jobs that have moved overseas.
MSU's $1,931,935 award is
part of the "Make it in America
Challenge" made possible
through the U.S. Commerce
Department's Economic
Development Administration,
the U.S. Labor Department's
Employment and Training
Administration and the Delta
Regional Authority.
Additionally, Commerce's
National Institute of Standards
and Technology Manufacturing
Extension Partnership plans to
make awards in early Fiscal
Year 2014.
Programs are designed to
encourage U.S. companies to
keep, expand or reshore their
manufacturing operations in
America, and to entice foreign
companies to build facilities to
make their products in the
Led by the university's
Center for Advanced Vehicular
Systems Extension Center in
Canton, the multi-partner
MSU proposal outlines a
"Make it in Mississippi" pro-
gram to become one of the
leading answers to the eco-
nomic development challenge.
David Shaw, MSU vice
president for research and eco-
nomic development, said the
three-year effort will focus
strongly on both returning
jobs to the U.S. and keeping
advanced manufacturing jobs
in the state.
"The U.S. as a whole and
Mississippi in some of our
industry sectors have lost a
number of jobs that have
moved overseas. When consid-
ering the cost of transporta-
tion, the cost of logistics and
the quality of the workforce,
it's very easy to justify bringing
those jobs back to Mississippi
and back to the U.S.," Shaw
He said the CAVS Extension
Center is focused on high tech
manufacturing capacity in
Mississippi and bringing com-
panies into the state and help-
ing them achieve success. The
center assists companies as they
effectively develop supply chain
solutions and solve problems
incurred during the manufac-
turing process.
"This involves everything
from trouble shooting to
understanding systems engi-
neering to maximize produc-
tivity," Shaw said.
MSU's Franklin Furniture
Institute will lead program
efforts to work with the furni-
ture industry cluster. North
Mississippi is a world leader in
the production of upholstered
"This is really the epitome of
what the entire university can
do to bolster the economy in
the state of Mississippi and, for
that matter, in the southeastern
region," Shaw added.
Clay Walden, CAVS
Extension director and princi-
pal investigator of the grant,
said the program consists of
key stakeholders working in
partnership to fulfill distinct yet
complementary scopes of
work. In addition to the state's
primary land grant university,
program participants include
selected community colleges,
workforce investment boards,
InnovateMississippi and the
Mississippi Development
"The strength of our pro-
posal was the strength of our
partnerships," Walden said.
Specifically, Itawamba
Community College, East
Mississippi Community
College, Holmes Community
College, Mississippi Delta
Community College, Three
Rivers Planning and
Development District, and
South Delta Planning and
Development District are play-
ing critical workforce develop-
ment roles.
This program will target the
development of advanced man-
ufacturing technicians in high
demand by industry. James
Williams, vice president of eco-
nomic and community services
at Itawamba Community
College, said the program will
expand a highly successful
internship program and will
accelerate the development of
critical manufacturing skills
across the region.
The Reshoring Initiative is
the only non-Mississippi entity
involved, Walden said. He said
Harry Moser of the Reshoring
Initiative is the nation's leading
expert on reshoring jobs to the
U.S. and is an endorser and
participant in MSU's program.
"Part of MSU's culture is
collaboration," Shaw said. "We
do very well with our ability to
pull a team together and work
together effectively. In today's
world, problems are not one-
dimensional issues that can be
solved by one discipline. We
reach out as far as we need to
in order to have the kind of
team that's necessary to be suc-
MSu receives job
accelerator grant
After a stint as a United
Nations publications editor
in Geneva, Canadian native
Elizabeth Simpson moved to
Columbus seven years ago
to live with her husband.
Simpson said the initial
shock phase that accompa-
nies relocation to a foreign
country is the first obstacle.
“If you ever lived in a for-
eign country, you know
what it feels like,” said
Simpson. “The very begin-
ning is hard.”
However, Simpson said
that with the right avenues
and the right atmosphere,
overcoming that first step
can require a nominal
amount of effort with the
help of the community.
“(We want to) make them
feel welcome and let them
know what’s going on (in
the community),” said
For 10 years now that has
been the ultimate purpose of
the luncheon. To spread the
feeling of welcomeness and
camaraderie with a greetable
accent to those who have
relocated to unfamiliar terri-
tory, Gates said.
“Having the kids here
today was great,” said
Stebbins. “We want them to
understand that a healthy life-
style can be fun. We want to
make West Point a place that
is known for being a healthy
community, starting with
young people is key.”
STARKVIlle — Like
Mississippi State University, the
National Association for Ethnic
Studies embraces a tradition of
research and scholarship related
to the study of ethnicity and
"How fitting that the associa-
tion is now housed at the uni-
versity," said NAES Vice
President Ravi Perry, also an
MSU assistant professor of
political science and public
Perry's father was a founding
member of the association, and
he was a graduate-student rep-
resentative while pursued his
academic degrees. After being
elected vice president, he and
organization President Ron
Scapp agreed the association
could benefit and expand by
moving to the South after long
tenures at postsecondary insti-
tutions in the Midwest and
"Being at State increases the
presence of the organization
and creates a direct opportunity
for community members, both
in the university and the com-
munity, to engage in an organi-
zation with which they share
their values," Perry explained.
"This is the first academic insti-
tution in the South that we've
ever called home.
"That's a testament to the
commitment of the university
to diversity and diversity educa-
Scapp recently visited MSU
and agreed that the 135-year-
old land-grant institution is an
appropriate place to encourage
greater understanding of race
and ethnicity.
"The thing that I'm most
excited about having our orga-
nization housed here is the col-
laboration that the two institu-
tions can pursue," Scapp said.
"The real focus is bringing our
organization that next level of
visibility while honoring its
commitment to the study of
ethnicity, race and social justice.
Mississippi State University can
supplement and complement
those goals."
Membership is open to any-
one interested in ethnicity, race
and diversity.
"Many of our members are
community leaders, non-profit
leaders -- people who engage in
social justice on some dimen-
sion of race and ethnicity,
peripherally or directly," Perry
said. "We are not a typical aca-
demic association that's only for
He credited MSU adminis-
trators for offering the support
necessary to bring NAES to
MSU: Provost and Executive
Vice President Jerry Gilbert,
College of Arts and Sciences
Dean R. Greg Dunaway, and
Political Science and Public
Administration Department
Head K.C. Morrison.
NAES publishes Ethnic
Studies Review, a peer-reviewed
multi-disciplinary international
journal devoted to the study of
ethnicity, ethnic groups and
their cultures, and inter-group
Morrison said MSU's oppor-
tunity to become leading editor
for the publication was a major
reason he and his fellow admin-
istrators felt the association
would complement the univer-
sity's missions of learning,
research and service. MSU will
provide the resources, equip-
ment and staff to create an
accommodating environment
for NAES.
"Ethnic studies is really
important to us because we are
building a collection in political
science and public administra-
tion, and in African-American
studies, of scholars who are
doing important work on racial
studies," Morrison said. "Editing
this journal will bring greater
exposure to that; we're delight-
ed to have the university's name
on the masthead of the journal.
"It reflects the scope of the
College of Arts and Sciences in
general, and that's where we
want to see the institution go."
MSU is among the most
diverse schools in the region
and enrolls the most African-
American students in the
Southeastern Conference,
which includes institutions
from South Carolina to Texas
and Florida to Arkansas and
Kentucky, Morrison said.
NAES is now housed in an area
where people are talking and
thinking about ethnic and racial
"Universities have a social
obligation to ensure the diver-
sity of the student body and
ensure that the curriculum pro-
vides ample opportunity for
students to study the many
cultures and backgrounds that
make up the United States of
America," Perry said.
"Mississippi State will continue
the study of race and ethnicity
as the world is only getting
more diverse."
Association for ethnic studies housed at MSu
Torbie is a 1-year old mixed breed
female dog. She was picked up by
Animal Control oct. 8. She is a
large dog and will be available for
adoption oct. 30, if not claimed by
owner. She obeys simple commands
and walks well on a leash. If Torbie is
lost, make a claim at the West Point/
Clay County Animal Shelter. Those
interested in adopting a dog, puppy
or kitten, shelter hours are 9 a.m. -
3 p.m. Tuesday – Friday and 10 a.m. -
noon Saturday. To contact by phone
Pet of
the week
6 Thursday, October 24, 2013 | Daily Times Leader
Clay County, Ms
Prepaids For September 30, 2013
Vendor Paid Amount Paid
Payroll Clearing Account 104,921.73
Payroll Clearing Account 831.77
Payroll Clearing Account 238,565.85
Payroll Clearing Account 2,443.04
Administrative Offce of the Court 5,845.24
American Family Life Insurance Company 1,036.25
Assurity Life Insurance Company 51.00
Circuit Clerk of Clay County 250.00
Cadence Bank 48,444.70
Calvert-Spradling Engineers 29.687.50
City of West Point 2,054.59
Clay County Economic Dev. Corp. 3,180,000.00
Clay County School District 128.41
Colonial Life Insurance Company 52.62
East Miss. Community College 9,976.64
East Miss. Community College 9,708.41
Guardian Life Insurance Company 4,101.33
Gloria N. Clark 242.40
Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers 141.00
Golden Triangle P&D District 2,000.00
Golden Triangle P&D District 2,000.00
Harrah’s Tunica - Veranda Hotel 50.00
Hilton Jackson & Conference Center 110.00
MS Judicial College 100.00
Liberty National Insurance Company 2,045.13
Life Insurance Company Of Alabama 34.00
Lisa Perry 104.33
Local Gov. Records Offce 1305.50
Metro Home Inspection, LLC 800.00
Metro Home Inspection, LLC 400.00
Metro Home Inspection, LLC 400.00
MS Department of Public Safety 967.74
MS Development Authority 3,300.93
New York Life Insurance Company 194.04
Pennsylvania Life Insurance Company 112.48
Perma Corporation 130,963.77
RNT Rental & Construction 45,083.33
Robert Avant 50,833.33
State Treasurer 21,166.70
Thompson Machinery 5,265.00
Tombigbee River Water Mgmt. District 6,056.99
Tombigbee Regional Library 3,876.50
City Water and Light Dept. 17,438.17
West Point Schools 5,521.71
Total 3,938,612.13
Clay County, Ms
Claims Summary For: 10/2013
For The Period Ended 10/07/2013
Claim# Vendor Name Amount
6 Quill Corporation 192.25
7 Quill Corporation 247.98
8 Sunfower Store 100.00
9 Us Food Service 637.10
10 Radioshack Credit Services 50.45
11 Kroger 3.79
12 Merchant Co. 477.32
13 Merchant Co. 159.90-
14 United Produce 432.50
15 US Food Service 724.38
16 Sunfower Store 100.00
17 Walmart Community Brc 10.97
18 Walmart Community Brc 26.97
19 Central Restaurant Products 269.28
23 Clay County Co-Op 69.00
24 Sherwin-Williams of West Point 249.95
25 Sherwin-Williams of West Point 149.97
26 Walmart Community Brc 19.40
29 White Oil Co., Inc.& Tire Ctr. 1688.84
30 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 3.79
31 Quill Corporation 285.79
32 Rackley Oil Company, Inc 1334.40
33 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 398.47
34 University Screen Print 212.94
35 Walmart Community Brc 26.00
36 Walmart Community Brc 8.00
37 Walmart Community Brc 339.84
38 Walmart Community Brc 72.62
39 Walmart Community Brc 40.88
40 Cash & Carry Cleaners 17.00
45 Sam’s Club Membership Renewal 45.00
50 Cash & Carry Cleaners 12.00
51 Kellogg Hardware & Appliance 69.99
52 Community Expressions Mag. 250.00
55 R J Young Company 131.60
56 State Treasurer Fund 3714 150.00
57 My Offce Products, Inc 130.92
58 My Offce Products, Inc 38.18
59 My Offce Products, Inc 150.85
60 My Offce Products, Inc 257.14
61 My Offce Products, Inc 308.30
62 My Offce Products, Inc 178.00
63 My Offce Products, Inc 21.00
64 My Offce Products, Inc 51.85
65 My Offce Products, Inc 203.39
66 My Offce Products, Inc 479.20
67 My Offce Products, Inc 300.00
68 My Offce Products, Inc 64.80
69 City Water & Light Dept. 825.38
70 My Offce Products, Inc 76.18
71 My Offce Products, Inc 189.42
72 My Offce Products, Inc 76.28
73 My Offce Products, Inc 315.33
75 Walmart Community Brc 49.00
76 Kellogg Hardware & Appliance 3.00
77 Sherwin-Williams Of West Point 182.34
78 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 19.81
80 Sherwin-Williams Of West Point 24.73
81 Sherwin-Williams Of West Point 62.58
82 West Point Tv & Appliance 60.00
83 Sherwin-Williams Of West Point 161.67
84 White Oil Co., Inc.& Tire Ctr. 1672.21
85 Walmart Community Brc 15.94
86 George’s Tire Service 316.00
87 Sam’s Club 70.24
88 Synergetics Dcs, Inc 150.00
89 George’s Tire Service 20.00
90 Sunfower Store 100.00
91 Walmart Community Brc 70.40
92 United Produce 306.25
94 Wood Fruitticher Grocery Co 703.60
95 Newell Paper Company 194.46
96 Newell Paper Company 263.04
98 Amy G. Berry - Fees 358.00
255 Walmart Community Brc 418.24
256 Walmart Community Brc 8.01
257 Precision Communications, Inc. 691.95
258 Steven Keith Smith Md 95.00
259 Kristen Wood Williams,Pllc 350.00
260 Steven Keith Smith Md 95.00
261 Kay Coggins, Cfnp 95.00
262 Community Counseling 95.00
263 Community Counseling 95.00
264 Mary Brett Miller 95.00
265 Saleem Ali, Md 95.00
266 Saleem Ali, Md 95.00
267 Angela Turner-James 350.00
268 Angela Turner-James 350.00
269 Angela Turner-James 350.00
270 Angela Turner-James 350.00
271 Amy G. Berry - Fees 136.00
272 Amy G. Berry - Fees 136.00
273 Amy G. Berry - Fees 136.00
274 Tanya West 825.00
275 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 9.49
276 Nesco Electrical & Lighting Co 491.86
277 Nesco Electrical & Lighting Co 12.77
278 Nesco Electrical & Lighting Co 38.31
279 Nesco Electrical & Lighting Co 49.11
280 Newell Paper Company 60.00
281 Dement Printing Co. 160.98
283 Dement Printing Co. 1547.55
284 Newell Paper Company 116.74
285 Newell Paper Company 30.65
286 Newell Paper Company 61.30
287 Nesco Electrical & Lighting Co 67.13
288 Action Fire & Safety 380.00
289 Phillip’s Hardware 14.99
290 Knox Grocery Llc 9.26
291 Dixie Net 59.95
292 Data Systems Management, Inc 1707.50
293 Ricoh Usa, Inc 102.96
294 Atmos Energy 17.74
295 Atmos Energy 256.82
296 Atmos Energy 23.10
297 Atmos Energy 522.69
298 Four-County Elec Power Assn 160.88
299 Four-County Elec Power Assn 247.41
300 Four-County Elec Power Assn 83.16
301 Four-County Elec Power Assn 44.09
302 Four-County Elec Power Assn 70.32
303 H. Scott Ross 237.50
304 Walmart Community Brc 180.80
305 Drug Free Workplaces, Inc 59.00
306 Drug Free Workplaces, Inc 59.00
307 Drug Free Workplaces, Inc 103.00
308 Cash & Carry Cleaners 11.00
309 Us Food Service 395.42
310 Us Food Service 1711.84
311 Dement Printing Co. 85.90
313 Ms State Univ. Extension Serv 362.40
314 Amy G. Berry - Fees 12.00
315 Cash & Carry Cleaners 12.00
316 Melanie AMorel 31.20
317 Melanie AMorel 40.80
318 R J Young Company 282.82
320 Kellogg Hardware & Appliance 144.81
321 Itc Deltacom, Inc 843.49
323 Clay County Co-Op 62.65
331 Joseph W. Faulkner 127.40
333 Edmund Miller, Jr, Md 2811.00
334 Edmund Miller, Jr, Md 2000.00
336 Wright Express Fsc 23.89
338 B & M Communications/1-Stop 21.23
339 Clinton L. Martin, Attorney 192.85
340 Clinton L. Martin, Attorney 292.60
341 Clinton L. Martin, Attorney 395.20
345 Pitney Bowes Global Financial 459.00
346 Amy G. Berry - Fees 300.00
380 Southern Telecommunications 1269.93
381 Cheatham Eye Care 280.68
382 Cheatham Eye Care 258.64
383 R J Young Company 255.76
385 Auto-Chlor Systems 171.95
386 Johanna Rice, LLC 150.00
387 Leads Online LLC 1758.00
391 Adapts Electronic Monitoring 290.00
392 Auto-Chlor Systems 171.95
393 Walmart Community Brc 7.97
394 Walmart Community Brc 3.00
396 Hancock Bank 135.07
397 Hancock Bank 1200.69
399 Walmart Community Brc 10.00
400 Golden Triangle Water 30.00
401 Siloam Water District 25.00
402 Siloam Water District 25.00
403 Siloam Water District 25.00
405 S.E. Chickasaw Water Assoc. 20.00
406 Bellsouth 350.00
407 U. S. Postmaster 78.00
408 Daily Times Leader 698.80
409 Cash & Carry Cleaners 17.00
411 Four-County Elec Power Assn 40.29
412 Four-County Elec Power Assn 27.35
414 U S Networx 199.95
416 Silver Leaf Landscape 395.00
417 R J Young Company 43.00
418 R J Young Company 460.00
419 Four-County Elec Power Assn 55.68
421 Shell Fleet Plus 24.49
422 C Spire Wireless 41.40
423 City Water & Light Dept. 727.39
424 City Water & Light Dept. 928.69
425 City Water & Light Dept. 132.15
426 City Water & Light Dept. 464.78
427 City Water & Light Dept. 31.50
430 Sunfower Store 100.00
431 Sysco Food Services, Inc. 303.00
432 Dement Printing Co. 432.00
433 Wood Fruitticher Grocery Co 1022.75
434 Rose Drug Company 129.25
435 Us Food Service 1742.40
436 Rackley Oil Company, Inc 2433.61
437 Hederman Brothers 79.39
438 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 390.25
441 C Spire Wireless 102.10
442 C Spire Wireless 61.93
443 C Spire Wireless 46.70
444 C Spire Wireless 474.91
445 Orkin- Tupelo, MS 94.51
446 My Offce Products, Inc 272.88
447 My Offce Products, Inc 151.48
448 My Offce Products, Inc 3.00
449 My Offce Products, Inc 840.00
451 My Offce Products, Inc 450.00
452 My Offce Products, Inc 496.62
453 Amy G. Berry - Fees 128.60
454 Pheba One Stop 225.58
455 My Offce Products, Inc 35.36
456 Printing & Promotional Items 597.23
457 Intab Inc 348.66
458 Absolute Print Solutions 130.31
460 Dement Printing Co. 782.84
461 Mid-South Uniforms 106.85
462 Newell Paper Company 30.65
463 Lawrence Printing Company, Inc 117.29
464 Mississippi Vital Records 73.00
465 Premium Spring Water Service 72.00
466 Mississippi Court Collections 1257.68
467 Mississippi Court Collections 1110.09
468 Airgas South 25.59
469 Four-County Elec Power Assn 30.45
470 Four-County Elec Power Assn 57.98
471 Four-County Elec Power Assn 35.89
472 Four-County Elec Power Assn 138.58
473 Four-County Elec Power Assn 104.84
475 Fleming Bookbinding Company 61.24
476 Cash & Carry Cleaners 12.00
478 Rose Drug Company 517.35
479 Bennie Jones, Attorney 6337.50
480 Lexis Nexis Risk Data Mngtment 493.32
482 Cash & Carry Cleaners 17.00
486 R J Young Company 150.00
487 Atmos Energy 25.78
488 North Ms Medical Clinic 69.00
489 Melissa Grimes 40.68
490 Clinton L. Martin, Attorney 350.00
491 Mark Cliett, Atty. 350.00
492 Amy G. Berry - Fees 136.00
493 Amy G. Berry - Fees 12.00
494 Amy G. Berry - Fees 12.00
495 Amy G. Berry - Fees 12.00
500 Cash & Carry Cleaners 17.00
501 Cash & Carry Cleaners 12.00
502 Lee County Juvenile Center 270.00
504 Saleem Ali, Md 95.00
505 Steven Keith Smith Md 95.00
506 Rwj Consulting, Llc 904.50
514 Daily Times Leader 49.42
515 Edwards,Storey,Marshall, 1422.50
516 Edwards,Storey,Marshall, 430.00
517 Cash & Carry Cleaners 12.00
518 Walmart Community Brc 174.84
520 State Treasurer Fnd #3601;#601 224.00
526 Ladarius Mcmillian 150.00
527 Kristen Wood Williams,PLLC 95.00
528 Kristen Wood Williams,PLLC 237.50
529 Kristen Wood Williams,PLLC 142.50
530 Kristen Wood Williams,PLLC 237.50
532 My Offce Products, Inc 83.49
533 Sherwin-Williams Of West Point 583.94
534 Phillip’s Hardware 1027.87
535 Merchant Co. 2308.83
536 Merchant Co. 436.95-
537 Phillip’s Hardware 388.89
538 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 17.99
539 Quill Corporation 174.93
543 Federal Express Corp. 112.77
544 Lee County Juvenile Center 810.00
545 Marlon M Stewart III 150.00
546 R J Young Company 150.00
547 Miss. Assoc. Of Supervisors 1500.00
548 Atmos Energy 48.58
549 Atmos Energy 46.87
550 Atmos Energy 27.35
551 Atmos Energy 21.36
552 Premise, Inc. 1399.00
553 Clay Co.Dept./Social Services 316.67
554 District Attorney’s Offce 175.00
555 Golden Triangle Area 1291.67
556 Insurance Account 1168.56
557 Health Dept. Of Clay County 3791.67
558 Lenora L Prather 350.00
559 Community Counselling Serice 2000.00
560 National Guard Of Mississippi 200.00
561 Reserve Account 2000.00
562 Retarded Children’s Asc. 1416.67
563 United Postal Service 625.00
564 Victim Witness Program 989.46
565 Medir Chambers, LLC 250.00
566 Medir Chambers, LLC 250.00
567 Medir Chambers, LLC 250.00
568 Security Solutions, LLC 60.00
572 Precision Comms., Inc. 137712.55
573 Robert Harrell, Jr. 78.24
574 Xerox Corporation 186.36
575 Atmos Energy 30.28
576 Newell Paper Company 61.30
577 Newell Paper Company 410.00
578 Deluxe Business Checks 108.59
579 Lyon Insurance Agency, Inc 36207.00
580 Tec 128.23
582 Anthony Cummings 440.99
583 Mts/ My Transport Services 647.75
584 Keith Hall 427.00
585 Keith Hall 1550.00
586 Ms State Medical Examiner 500.00
587 Daily Times Leader 28.10
588 Administrative Offce Of Court 5546.72
589 Orkin- Tupelo, MS 54.79
590 Thomas Hampton 100.83
591 Tigrett Steel & Supply Inc. 100.00
592 Clay County Co-Op 15.50
593 Kellogg Hardware & Appliance 279.96
594 Tigrett Steel & Supply Inc. 80.00
595 Sherwin-Williams of West Point 99.98
596 City Glass 400.00
598 Printing & Promotional Items 489.60
599 My Offce Products, Inc 15.20
600 Walmart Community Brc 37.35
601 My Offce Products, Inc 233.55
602 Walmart Community Brc 71.10
603 Walmart Community Brc 96.53
604 Walmart Community Brc 71.67
605 Sunfower Store 100.00
607 Us Food Service 872.43
608 University Screen Print 132.00
609 Gary’s Pawn & Gun Shop 118.74
614 Gold Strike Casino 224.00
615 Baptist Memorial Hospital 4639.48
616 Baptist Memorial Hospital 4854.34
*** Fund Totals ***
001 General County 299452.19
20 Kroger 9.98
21 Walmart Community Brc 913.76
22 Walmart Community Brc 75.76
79 New 2 You 225.00
93 Sam’s Club 1179.07
97 West Point Tv & Appliance 345.00
332 Mae Brewer 400.00
335 Comcast Cable 65.66
384 Community Counseling 600.00
511 Comcast Cable 64.20
521 Community Counseling 150.00
540 Walmart Community Brc 854.00
541 Walmart Community Brc 99.96
542 Walmart Community Brc 84.53-
606 Walmart Community Brc 29.46
610 Walmart Community Brc 397.96
*** Fund Totals ***
040 Sheriff’s Inmate Canteen 5325.28
27 Walmart Community Brc 19.92
74 Walmart Community Brc 63.77
99 Precision Communications, Inc. 95.00
388 Precision Communications, Inc. 731.76
390 Southern Telecommunications 280.65
398 First Continental Leasing 4232.69
420 Bellsouth 2290.00
450 My Offce Products, Inc 134.28
513 George Hissong 275.00
519 State Treasurer Fnd #3601;#601 2 24.00
531 Walmart Community Brc 3 4.00
581 Tec 1.02
*** Fund Totals ***
097 E911 Fund 8382.09
477 West Group Payment Center 421.50
*** Fund Totals ***
104 Law Library 421.50
389 Southern Telecommunications 32.89
440 C Spire Wireless 61.93
459 Cindy Tidwell 1250.00
481 Redwood Toxicology Laboratory 59.00
*** Fund Totals ***
112 Drug Court - Aoc Grant 1403.82
328 Lonnie Davidson 100.00
329 Lonnie Davidson 100.00
439 C Spire Wireless 31.40
*** Fund Totals ***
114 Volunteer Fire Department 231.40
395 MS Development Authority 1479.25
*** Fund Totals ***
116 Insurance Rebate Monies 1479.25
104 Preston Dobbs Truck Ser. & 40.00
107 Terry’s Garage, Inc. 787.68
108 Custom Products Corporation 216.00
109 Apac-Mississippi, Inc. 686.23
110 Rackley Oil Company, Inc 6703.01
111 Custom Products Corporation 246.16
112 Four-County Elec Power Assn 46.32
113 Golden Triangle Tire Svc LLC 25.99
114 Mcbrayer Quick Lube 34.95
115 Aramark Uniform Services Inc 29.33
116 Aramark Uniform Services Inc 29.33
117 Aramark Uniform Services Inc 29.33
118 Terry’s Garage, Inc. 38.85
119 G & O Supply Co, Inc 394.00
120 Oilman Supply LLC 101.40
121 C Spire Wireless 61.93
122 Golden Triangle Tire Svc LLC 15.00
123 Four-County Elec Power Assn 30.51
124 Martin Truck & Tractor 3.25
125 Phillip’s Hardware 28.00
126 Phillip’s Hardware 13.58
127 Clay County Co-Op 117.50
128 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 53.23
129 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 44.11
130 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 129.20
131 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 14.96
132 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 159.80
133 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 34.60
134 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 20.38
135 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 12.95
136 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 54.59
137 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 7.58
138 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 236.00
139 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 159.80
140 Dc Tire And Truck 225.00
141 Dc Tire And Truck 112.74
142 Dc Tire And Truck 25.00
143 Dc Tire And Truck 133.50
144 Dc Tire And Truck 90.00
145 Fairway Amusement & Ice Co. 49.00
146 Fairway Amusement & Ice Co. 28.00
147 Sunfower Store 4.59
148 Sunfower Store 4.59
149 Sunfower Store 4.59
150 Sunfower Store 4.59
151 Sunfower Store 4.59
152 Sunfower Store 4.59
153 Sunfower Store 4.59
154 Sunfower Store 4.59
155 Sunfower Store 4.59
156 Sunfower Store 4.59
157 Sunfower Store 4.59
158 Sunfower Store 4.59
159 Sunfower Store 4.59
160 Sunfower Store 4.59
161 Sunfower Store 6.42
162 Sunfower Store 5.00
163 Sunfower Store 22.95
164 Sunfower Store 4.59
165 Sunfower Store 4.59
166 Sunfower Store 4.59
167 Sunfower Store 4.59
347 Young Welding Supply, Inc 80.22
348 Hancock Bank 608.56
351 Southern Telecommunications 26.96
360 City Water & Light Dept. 31.83
361 Ivy Saw & Mower 30.34
362 G & O Supply Co, Inc 388.80
363 G & O Supply Co, Inc 704.16
364 G & O Supply Co, Inc 31.58
365 Apac-Mississippi, Inc. 991.86
507 Sparrow’s Small Engine Repair 86.69
508 Sunfower Store 9.18
509 Sunfower Store 12.84
*** Fund Totals ***
151 District 1 Road 14388.80
168 Hunt Refning Company 7396.92
172 Custom Products Corporation 195.16
173 C Spire Wireless 64.28
174 Custom Products Corporation 56.21
525 White Oil Co., Inc.& Tire Ctr. 3098.37
*** Fund Totals ***
152 District 2 Road 10810.94
190 Hunt Refning Company 10164.77
191 Four-County Elec Power Assn 30.51
192 Four-County Elec Power Assn 76.00
193 C Spire Wireless 61.93
194 G & O Supply Co, Inc 394.00
195 Oilman Supply LLC 101.40
196 Calvert-Spradling Engineers 7097.93
197 Nexair, LLC 99.19
198 Thompson Machinery 42.48
199 Phillip’s Hardware 30.36
200 Clay County Co-Op 19.90
201 Dc Tire And Truck 938.00
202 Chickasaw Equipment Co. 164.61
203 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 93.13
204 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 6.99
205 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 244.14
206 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 147.38
207 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 59.62
208 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 15.20
209 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 40.65
210 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 59.45
211 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 62.98
337 Phillip’s Hardware 30.14
353 Southern Telecommunications 29.60
357 Siloam Water District 25.00
379 Russ Walker 160.00
484 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 54.30
485 Ingrams Garage 348.49
510 Bacco Materials, Inc. 2683.99
571 Tec .30
*** Fund Totals ***
153 District 3 Road 23282.44
213 Four-County Elec Power Assn 30.52
214 C Spire Wireless 61.93
215 Chickasaw Equipment Co. 42.25
216 Chickasaw Equipment Co. 19.20
217 Chickasaw Equipment Co. 606.03
218 Chickasaw Equipment Co. 4.00
219 Phillip’s Hardware 48.55
220 Oilman Supply LLC 101.40
221 Four-County Elec Power Assn 66.31
222 Four-County Elec Power Assn 156.07
223 Nexair, Llc 99.19
224 Phillip’s Hardware 104.28
226 Knox Grocery Llc 7.56
227 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 22.98
228 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 4.59
229 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 118.47
230 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 98.21
231 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 20.19
232 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 28.99
233 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 2.30
234 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 57.38
235 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 28.79
236 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 153.32
352 Southern Telecommunications 30.04
354 William R Patterson 154.00
356 Siloam Water District 25.00
371 Terry’s Garage, Inc. 299.35
372 George’s Tire Service 15.30
373 Chickasaw Equipment Co. 4.95
374 Ivy Saw & Mower 44.95
375 Ivy Saw & Mower 24.50
*** Fund Totals ***
154 District 4 Road 2480.60
237 Martin Truck & Tractor 3652.31
239 Rackley Oil Company, Inc 6841.20
242 Pheba One Stop 87.34
244 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 90.65
245 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 5.57
246 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 10.00
247 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 20.28
248 Sun Creek Water Assn. 14.00
249 Four-County Elec Power Assn 30.52
250 C Spire Wireless 61.93
251 Oilman Supply LLC 101.40
253 Phillip’s Hardware 72.93
254 Four-County Elec Power Assn 178.37
350 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 55.59
378 Bacco Materials, Inc. 1181.79
569 George’s Tire Service 478.00
570 Preston Dobbs Truck Ser. & 66.00
*** Fund Totals ***
155 District 5 Road 12947.88
103 G & O Supply Co, Inc 922.56
106 Rackley Oil Company, Inc 6645.25
*** Fund Totals ***
161 District 1 Bridge 7567.81
169 Rogers Group, Inc 698.18
170 Four-County Elec Power Assn 30.51
171 Hancock Equipment & Oil Co. 307.00
175 Oilman Supply LLC 101.40
176 Four-County Elec Power Assn 181.45
177 Orman’s Welding & Fab.,Inc. 142.44
178 Ms Industrial Waste Disposal 90.64
179 Atmos Energy 20.42
180 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 11.98
181 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 11.98
182 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 104.97
183 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 31.98
184 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 39.82
185 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 6.80
186 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 11.98
187 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 47.89
188 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 22.76
189 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 44.44
342 Cintas 31.38
343 Golden Triangle Tire Svc LLC 25.00
344 Phillip’s Hardware 4.20
355 Golden Triangle Water 36.48
359 City Water & Light Dept. 2.35
367 Bacco Materials, Inc. 950.07
368 Phillip’s Hardware .88
369 Phillip’s Hardware 12.99
370 Phillip’s Hardware 12.97
429 Airgas South 124.33
512 Jeff Wilson 100.00
*** Fund Totals ***
162 District 2 Bridge 3207.29
349 Hancock Bank 705.31
*** Fund Totals ***
163 District 3 Bridge 705.31
212 Duraco Industries, Inc-Jackson 409.59
225 Verona Tractor, Inc. 1487.38
376 White Oil Co., Inc.& Tire Ctr. 437.80
377 White Oil Co., Inc.& Tire Ctr. 561.55
*** Fund Totals ***
164 District 4 Bridge 2896.32
243 Victor Avant 40.00
252 Terry’s Garage, Inc. 934.87
324 Tommy Millsaps 70.00
358 Oswalt Bldg Material 70.17
428 Victor Avant 80.00
*** Fund Totals ***
165 District 5 Bridge 1195.04
100 Rogers Group, Inc 31213.59
101 Rogers Group, Inc 22505.87
102 Rogers Group, Inc 8288.24
105 Barnes Trucking 5008.50
366 Bacco Materials, Inc. 2480.68
522 Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions 14614.14
523 Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions 14330.13
524 Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions 14377.47
612 Preston Dobbs Truck Ser. & 15840.00
*** Fund Totals ***
335 District 1 B&I Construction-2013 Issue
238 Hunt Refning Company 12873.20
240 Rogers Group, Inc 1096.72
241 Hunt Refning Company 130.00
322 Edwards,Storey,Marshall, 5000.00
326 Rogers Group, Inc 1961.18
327 Rogers Group, Inc 1310.40
330 Betty S. Mcneal 1606.00
410 Pheba’s Diner 760.65
611 Webster County Ms 15840.00
*** Fund Totals ***
360 District 5 B & I Construction-2013 Issue
28 Rackley Oil Company, Inc 6221.25
41 George’s Tire Service 498.00
42 George’s Tire Service 117.30
43 George’s Tire Service 326.40
44 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 122.62
46 H & O Truck & Trailer Repair 127.03
47 H & O Truck & Trailer Repair 281.50
48 H & O Truck & Trailer Repair 70.47
49 H & O Truck & Trailer Repair 65.95
53 Phillip’s Hardware 71.97
54 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point6 9.98
312 Precision Communications, Inc. 764.00
319 Dc Tire And Truck 25.00
325 Clay County Co-Op 35.98
404 Siloam Water District 25.00
413 Gtr Solid Waste Mgmt Authority 3216.03
415 Mcbrayer Quick Lube 14.95
474 Four-County Elec Power Assn 47.63
483 Dc Tire And Truck 15.00
496 Golden Triangle Pl & Dev Dist 3012.47
497 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 33.27
498 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 4.22
499 Phillip’s Hardware 128.70
503 H & O Truck & Trailer Repair 104.10
597 White Oil Co., Inc.& Tire Ctr. 1578.90
613 Butch Outstlet Ford 25741.00
*** Fund Totals ***
400 Sanitation 42718.72
*** Docket Totals ***
I certify that the board has examined each claim
on the October, 2013 docket and the bills they
represent and fnds each of the above due and
payable and direct the clerk to issue warrants on
the respective funds.
This the 07th day of October 2013
Collier began working to
put fundamentals in place
for the organization in
August, moving — along
with other group members
— Wednesday to appoint
Heath Barret of the Greater
Starkville Development
Partnership and Eileen Carl-
Tabb with the Mississippi
Department of Health to
serve as co-chairmen.
“Basically, everything falls
on the director anyway,”
said Johnna Rogers, group
member and representative
of the Mississippi Public
Health Association. “She
needs someone to help facil-
itate meetings, take the min-
utes … and just get a foot in
the door.”
While just getting started,
the group already has a
number of goals on its plate,
including introducing a
smoke-free initiative in West
Point. Collier said plans
were in the works to collab-
orate with the city’s Board
of Selectmen to pass an
ordinance which would ban
smoking indoors, citywide.
“It was on the agenda for
presentation at the last board
meeting,” said West Point
Mayor Robbie Robinson.
“Stephanie and another
advocate made a sound
argument … the board
chose not to take any action
at that time. We want to
look into the study she pro-
vided a little deeper before
we do anything with it.”
Ultimately, however, it’s
up to the city’s business
Collier said some of the
area restaurants had taken
steps to assist with the pro-
cess, going smoke-free vol-
untarily. Tin Lizzie, Main
Street Market have recently
implemented a no-smoking
policy, and Twisted Burger
opened their doors as such.
It’s something J.T. Hurst,
owner and manager of
Twisted Burger, said the
community had been recep-
tive to.
“When we opened a year
and a half ago, we opened
up as a smoke-free restau-
rant,” Hurst said. “We have
picnic tables set up outside
for people to go out and
smoke at … on Saturdays, a
lot of times we’ll get people
who will come in to watch
the game and have a couple
of drinks, and they don’t
think anything about getting
up and going outside.
People have been very sup-
portive, they see the sign
and I’ve never had a single
complaint or anything.”
Collier said she felt once
more restaurants began
going voluntarily smoke-
free, things would naturally
progress more easily for the
coalition in getting an ordi-
nance in place. In the mean-
time, it’s just about getting
the ball rolling. The organi-
zation has set its next meet-
ing for Nov. 13 at a pres-
ently undetermined location
in Starkville. Up for consid-
eration will be set bylaws,
appointing a secretary and
preparations for this year’s
Great American Smoke Out
scheduled for Nov. 21.
Overall, the goal —
beyond the Smoke Out —
she said was to address
tobacco use as a public
health issue.
“We’re not saying anyone
has to quit or can’t use
tobacco,” Collier said. “Just
don’t inflict it on anyone
else. Keep it away from the
kids. … If it’s done in pub-
lic, it’s a public health issue.
Second-hand smoke does
terrible things.”
—Mary Garrison/Daily Times leader
Johnna Rogers (left) and eileen Carl-Tabb discuss upcoming projects during the Mississippi Tobacco
Coalition meeting Wednesday in the MSu extension offce in West Point. The group is scheduled to
meet again on Nov. 13 in Starkville.
Associated Press
NeW yoRK — The 2-3-2 NBA Finals
format is following David Stern out of the
NBA owners unanimously voted
Wednesday to return to the 2-2-1-1-1 for-
mat, believing the travel inconveniences
that teams faced when Stern became com-
missioner nearly 30 years ago no longer
Beginning with the 2014 fnals, the
higher-seeded team will host Games 1, 2,
5 and 7. The lower seed gets Games 3, 4
and 6, following the same format the NBA
uses in all other rounds.
The current format was instituted in
1985, Stern's frst full year in charge, in
part to ease the amount of cross-country
travel with the Celtics and Lakers frequent-
ly meeting for the championship. But crit-
ics felt it gave an edge to the lower-seeded
"There certainly was a perception ... it
was unfair to the team that had the better
record, that it was then playing the pivotal
Game 5 on the road. So this obviously
moves that game back to giving home-
court advantage to the team with the better
record if it's a 2-2 series," Deputy Commis-
sioner Adam Silver said.
The vote came during Stern's fnal pre-
season meeting with his board of gover-
nors. Owners also voted to add an extra
day between Games 6 and 7.
The league's competition committee
had recommended the change last month
back to 2-2-1-1-1, which was used in all
but one fnals from 1957 to 1984.
The change to the 2-3-2 format was
one of the earliest made by Stern, who has
often said he was acting on advice — or
complaints — about the travel from for-
mer Celtics boss Red Auerbach. But with
commercial fights long since replaced by
charters, teams didn't have the same diff-
culties now with the number of trips.
Instead, the ones who had the higher
seed found it more inconvenient, Stern
said, to be on the road for as many as eight
days in a row when the opponent hosted
the middle three games.
Silver, who will become commissioner
after Stern retires Feb. 1, is a proponent of
the 2-2-1-1-1 format, though he said Stern
and other league executives all thought it
was time for the change.
"It reached a crescendo where basketball
people thought it was important and the
business people stood down and said it was
no longer necessary for the convenience of
transportation or the media," Silver said.
Beyond the re-election of Spurs owner
BY tOM WItheRs
Associated Press
BeReA, ohio — Jason Campbell didn't
get passed over a second time. He's all
Cleveland has left.
Campbell is fnally getting a chance
to start at quarterback for the reeling
Browns, who are turning to the veteran
to settle things down and save a season
that's beginning to spin out of control.
Browns coach Rob Chudzinski
benched ineffective starter Brandon
Weeden and will go with Campbell on
Sunday against the unbeaten Kansas City
Chiefs. Campbell is the third QB to start
for Cleveland already this season and the
20th — the most in the NFL — since
1999 for the Browns, who have spent
their entire expansion era searching for
an on-feld leader.
Campbell started just one game last
season and knows he may have some rust
to knock off.
"Go get some 40-W, EW-40 or some-
thing like that," Campbell joked, search-
ing for the name of the well-known lu-
bricant. "I just want to go have fun and
play, and we'll see what happens."
With Weeden coming off poor per-
formances in losses to Detroit and Green
Bay, Chudzinski decided to switch to
Campbell, who was leapfrogged ear-
lier this season by Brian Hoyer. When
Weeden sprained his right thumb in
Week 2 against Baltimore, Chudzinski
picked Hoyer, who was No. 3 on Cleve-
land's depth chart, over Campbell to start
against Minnesota.
Hoyer led the Browns (3-4) to wins
over the Vikings and Cincinnati Bengals
before his season ended in the frst quar-
ter Oct. 3 against Buffalo. But Weeden's
struggles, coupled with a perceptible loss
of faith by Cleveland's offensive players,
left Chudzinski with little choice but to
start Campbell.
"It's a tough decision," Chudzinski
said. "I believe that this is in the best in-
terest of the team, ultimately, and gives
us the best chance to win. I'm excited to
see what Jason will do with this oppor-
Campbell is pumped, too.
But talk about a brutal assignment.
The undefeated Chiefs not only have
one of the NFL's top defenses — they
lead the league with 35 sacks — but play
BY WIll nAtIOns
SCooBA — Bidding for their third consec-
utive MACJC North Division championship
and ffth division title in six seasons under head
football coach Buddy Stephens, the second-
ranked Lions of East Mississippi Community
College (8-0, 5-0) close out their regular-season
slate by playing host to division rival Itawamba
Community College (6-2, 4-1) Thursday eve-
ning on the Scooba campus. Kickoff is set for
7 p.m. at EMCC’s Sullivan-Windham Field.
The winner of Thursday’s EMCC-ICC grid-
iron battle will earn the division’s top seed for
the upcoming MACJC State Playoffs, with the
loser settling for the division’s other playoff
spot. In the south, division champion Jones
County and second-seeded Mississippi Gulf
Coast have also punched their postseason tick-
In next week’s frst-round playoff action,
fourth-ranked JCJC will host the No. 2 north
seed, while the north champion will enter-
tain ffth-ranked MGCCC on Saturday, Nov.
2. The two semifnal-game winners will then
compete for the 2013 MACJC State/NJCAA
Region 23 Championship the following Satur-
day (Nov. 9) at a site to be determined.
Now 52-10 overall and 32-3 in division play
under Stephens’ guidance dating back to 2008,
the EMCC Lions are attempting to become the
frst school to win three straight MACJC North
Division football titles since Northwest Missis-
sippi accomplished the feat during the 1998,
1999 and 2000 seasons. NWCC was also the
last program to claim fve MACJC North Di-
vision football crowns during a six-year span
(1987-92), which included a run of four con-
secutive division titles (1989-92).
In addition, East Mississippi’s inclusive
string of six consecutive state playoff football
appearances trails only Gulf Coast’s current run
of seven straight postseason berths, including
this year’s upcoming appearance, within Mis-
sissippi’s junior college ranks.
Most recently, EMCC concluded a 4-0
regular-season road slate by claiming a decisive
79-7 victory over Northwest Mississippi last
Thursday in Senatobia. The Lions broke open
a 28-7 contest at the halftime break by scoring
51 third-quarter points against the Rangers.
Set to make their frst football playoff ap-
pearance since 2007, the Indians of Itawam-
ba Community College, guided by fourth-
year head coach Jon Williams, most recently
snapped a two-game losing skid (48-7 at Copi-
ah-Lincoln and 47-41 in 2OT at Coahoma) by
posting a 36-33 home triumph over Northeast
Mississippi last Thursday in Fulton. With a
5-0 start to the current season, ICC had risen
to No. 4 nationally in the NJCAA Top 20 poll
prior to dropping the back-to-back road deci-
EMCC will be looking to avenge last year’s
24-23 road loss to Itawamba, as the setback to
the Indians in the 2012 regular-season fnale
on Tyler Jackson’s 43-yard feld goal with 16
seconds remaining snapped several winning
streaks for the Lions. Along with halting the
Lions’ 20-game overall winning streak that had
dated back to the start of their 2011 NJCAA
National Championship season, the one-point
loss also ended EMCC’s 20-game win string in
regular-season contests that had spanned back
to the 2010 campaign. In addition to mark-
ing East Mississippi’s frst defeat in 15 MACJC
North Division road outings under Stephens’
leadership, the setback also stopped the Lions’
fve-game series win streak against ICC that
had dated back to 2007.
With East Mississippi continuing to com-
fortably lead the NJCAA team ranks in both
scoring offense (66.3 ppg) and scoring defense
(2.5 ppg), no other NJCAA team is averag-
ing as many as 50 points per game offensively
while no other team nationally is limiting the
opposition to single-digit scoring per contest
on the year. Offensively as a team, the EMCC
Lions also currently top the NJCAA statistical
leaderboard in touchdowns scored (75) and to-
tal offense (621.4 yds/gm). Along with shar-
ing the national team lead (w/Scottsdale) with
35 passing touchdowns, EMCC also stands
second nationally (behind Navarro) with 31
rushing touchdowns for the season.
While surrendering just three rushing
touchdowns and two extra-point kicks (20 to-
tal points) on the year, EMCC’s vaunted defen-
sive unit rates second nationally (behind Trin-
ity Valley) with 45 total sacks as a team while
collectively holding the opposition to less than
a yard per rushing attempt and only 28.4 rush-
ing yards per game. Limiting their opponents
to less than 40-percent passing, the Lions have
not allowed a passing touchdown all season
and their 20 pass interceptions co-lead the NJ-
CAA along with Rochester. Additionally, 11
different EMCC players have picked off enemy
aerials this season, including fve pick-six pass
EMCC’s football games this season are be-
ing broadcast live by WFCA-FM (107.9), out
of French Camp, with Charlie Winfeld and
Glen Beard set to describe the play-by-play ac-
tion during the regular-season fnale, and John
Lyle Briggs serving as the Lions’ sideline re-
porter. EMCC’s 2013 football radio broad-
casts are also being carried live by Meridian’s
WKZB-FM (95.1).
Daily Times Leader | Thursday, October 24, 2013
— DTl fle photo
Hebron Christian freshman Brooke Griffn battles for the basketball with a Winston Academy player
during a 2012-13 MAIS non-district match-up on the campus of Hebron Christian School in Pheba.
Lions to host Itawamba in regular-season fnale
BY WIll nAtIOns
WINoNA – Freshman Rebekah Falkner scored 17 points and
Hebron Christian escaped a late fourth-quarter Washington rally
to eke out a 47-46 win in a MAIS preseason contest Tuesday on
the campus of Winona Christian School.
Freshman Holly Hudson added 10 points and sophomore
Victoria Ferguson tallied eight points in the Lady Eagles' frst
win of the preseason.
"We have to get it under control," Hebron Head Coach Bruce
Franks said about what he told his girls during the third and
fourth quarters. “We just need more practice. The girls did well
playing the man-to-man, but we are still not working toward the
basketball. They need more experience as the season continues.
Playing against a good team, we could've folded and gave up
after giving up our fast start. But tonight was a much improved
performance than last night.”
Falkner scored her fnal six points in the fourth-quarter, scor-
ing the would-be winning basket with three minutes remain-
ing in the game. The freshman guard scored Hebron's fnal six
points in a span of two minutes.
The Washington Lady Generals (0-1 preseason) used a 9-1
run in the fourth-quarter to bring the Lady Eagles within one
point. Washington could have tied the game with score sitting at
47-45 but a one of two trip to the free throw line kept the game
at 47-46 with under a minute left.
Holding possession following the successful free throw, He-
bron failed to run out the clock when Hudson chose to take a
shot, which rimmed out. The decision left the Lady Generals
with eight seconds to traverse the court for a fnal shot at the
win. After a timeout, Washington were able get a shot off but
the ball ricocheted off the backboard.
"At the end I called timeout, I wanted to win or lose the game
at the free throw line," Franks said about the fnal minute of ac-
tion. “We took a shot at the end that we should have never taken
and got ourselves in a bind. That's youth, we'll know to hold to
the ball the next time.”
Washington trailed Hebron, 24-15, at halftime and soon saw
the defcit grow to 17 points with four minutes remaining in the
third-period, 34-17. With two three-pointers and three consecu-
tive two-point baskets, Washington closed the gap to 36-31 by
the start of the fnal period.
Class-A Hebron jumped out to a strong start against its
MAIS Class-AAA opponent after a 60-24 rout against Class-AA
Indianola Academy Monday night. Behind Hudson's six points
and Ferguson's four points, the Lady Eagles built a double-digit
lead over the Lady Generals by the end of the frst-period, 16-4.
Hebron's junior high team collapsed in the fourth-quarter
after leading Washington 36-28 in the third-period, to take a
51-38 setback prior to the varsity game.
Growing on last season
Returning fve starters from the 2012-13 season, Franks
has a chance to continue building upon last season's success.
With three of the fve starters still considered eligible
to play on the junior high level, there is still a large amount to
grow as a team. Basketball knowledge and sound fundamentals
have been the cornerstone for Franks in coaching Hebron's girls
basketball team in his frst season. Under William Cotton, the
Lady Eagles fnished 12-14 last season.
"The years that I have coached, if you have a funda-
mentally sound kid, they'll be able to do what you ask of them,"
Franks said. “I never stray away from fundamentals ... They are
gaining in knowledge every time we do reps. I think we will
have a good squad, but we just need to be patient. We need to
learn the whole game.”
“We have three (offensive) sets right now, I am plan-
ning on teaching them 20,” Franks added. “We are a little be-
hind because you can only give a kid's mind so much. We have
Hebron Christian tops
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— Tony Dejak, AP fle photo
Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell looks to pass during a preseason NFl football game against the Detroit lions in Cleve-
land. Now Campbell, No. 20 in the starting quarterbacks parade in Cleveland, gets his chance. His frst mission: trying to beat the unde-
feated Chiefs in Kansas City.
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in rowdy Arrowhead Sta-
"They are No. 1 in third
down, No. 1 in the red zone
and No. 1 in points allowed,
so it is defnitely a challenge,"
said Campbell, who signed
with the Browns as a free
agent in March. "Arrowhead
is one of the loudest stadiums
in the NFL, and that means
even more we need to be on
the same page."
Weeden's fate was sealed
after Sunday's 31-13 loss
against the Packers. He com-
pleted just 17 of 42 passes for
149 yards with one touch-
down and one interception,
a 48.6 rating. He dropped to
0-4 as a starter. His 66.5 rat-
ing is 30th overall, and he's
32nd in completion percent-
The second-year QB,
who must have known his
demotion was coming after
Chudzinski failed to offer his
support Monday, politely de-
clined to speak with reporters
at his locker.
"I'm not going today,
guys," he said.
Now, the question is
whether Weeden, barring
an injury, will ever play for
Cleveland again.
Chudzinski said his deci-
sion to switch to Campbell
was based on "consistency
and production." The nine-
year veteran has made 71 ca-
reer starts.
The coach would not com-
mit to the 31-year-old Camp-
bell beyond this week.
"I think that looking at
Jason and the things that he
brings to the table, leader-
ship, his experience, he's been
productive and he's been suc-
cessful in the league," Chudz-
inski said. "I think when you
look at his arm strength and
you look at his mobility and
some of those things, and tie
it into as far as a game plan
standpoint, it's what we feel
like we need for this game
and gives us the best chance."
Cleveland fans have been
clamoring for Weeden to be
pushed aside, but Chudzinski
said the lack of support was
not a factor in making anoth-
er change.
While Weeden's demotion
didn't surprise many Browns
players, wide receiver Davone
Bess said blaming him for the
team's struggles isn't fair.
"That's the easiest thing
to say, that something had to
be done and we had to pretty
much make a switch," he said.
"We know we've got a lot of
work to do and it's not just
one person, starting with
Brandon. We all have some
accountability to own up to,
and that's the nature of this
Peter Holt as chairman, there was little other business for
the owners, who toasted Stern during dinner Tuesday night.
Stern said there was a video tribute voiced by Bill Russell,
Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Tim Duncan,
Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, along with "some speechify-
ing" and "a series of totally embarrassing photos of me over the
last 36 years."
"I got the opportunity to thank my colleagues at the NBA
for their incredible work and saying how pleased I was that
the league was in such good hands under those colleagues and
Adam's stewardship," Stern said.
The owners were also presented with a Stern bobblehead
doll. The commissioner said Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan
Gilbert joked that unlike most bobbleheads whose heads nod
up and down, Stern's only moves side to side as if shaking its
head no.
"It's been a great opportunity," Stern said. "Believe it or not,
even including my interaction with the media and the burns
that come from being a lightning rod, it's been a great run,
and I'm grateful to the owners for giving me the opportunity."
to keep the game own their
level and look to get better.”
Though the team is young,
Franks is receiving help from
inside the locker room as a
pair of seniors are helping the
frst-year head coach push the
girls towards success. Sub-
rina Oswalt and Alaina Hill
are continually setting the
tone for their teammates to
achieve on a daily basis.
“We try and encourage the
girls,” Oswalt said. “Rather
than telling our teammates
what they are doing wrong,
we try to build them up. We
try and lead by example.”
With a change in the coach
on the bench, Oswalt noted
that there is a new system in-
stalled with the Lady Eagle
basketball team.
“He has brought new per-
spective,” Oswalt said. “He
likes to get after it in practice
and the game. He has a bunch
of experience and pushes us
to do our best.”
Oswalt played in her frst
preseason contest Tuesday
night after sitting out the frst
game due to an undisclosed
medical reason.
The Hebron Lady cag-
ers hit the hardwood against
Humphreys Academy for
their fnal contest of the pre-
season tournament at 3:15
p.m. this afternoon on the
campus of Winona Christian
School. Hebron's junior high
team will face Humphreys at
2:15 p.m.
BY dAvId BRAndt
Associated Press
STARKVIlle — Mississippi State doesn't have a
very easy path to six victories and a fourth straight
season of bowl eligibility.
Beating Kentucky would be a good frst step.
The Bulldogs (3-3, 0-2 Southeastern Confer-
ence) host Kentucky (1-5, 0-3) on Thursday night
in a matchup of two teams vying for their frst con-
ference victory of the season. Mississippi State has
won four straight against the Wildcats, including
last season's 27-14 victory in Lexington, Ky.
Mississippi State is coming off an unimpressive
21-20 victory over Bowling Green on Oct. 12.
The Bulldogs have some promising young players
— like sophomore quarterback Dak Prescott and
sophomore linebacker Benardrick McKinney —
but have been inconsistent on both sides of the ball.
"I think we have a lot of guys that want to win,
desperately want to win, and are learning how to
do it within the team setting," Mississippi State
coach Dan Mullen said.
Kentucky is facing many of the same obstacles.
The Wildcats, who are led by frst-year coach Mark
Stoops, are coming off a lopsided 48-7 loss to No.
1 Alabama on Oct. 12, but before that played com-
petitive games against South Carolina and Florida.
"You watch their team and they're accomplish-
ing an awful lot," Mullen said. "Their guys are play-
ing hard for four quarters, buying into their system.
And you see a lot of growth and development on
a team that looks like a very young football team."
Both teams will likely use a two-quarterback sys-
tem on Thursday. Stoops said Maxwell Smith has
received most of the frst-team snaps in practice this
week, but the more mobile Jalen Whitlow could
also play.
Mississippi State has used both Prescott and se-
nior Tyler Russell under center the past two games.
The Bulldogs need to show some improvement
before a brutal three-game stretch in November
that includes South Carolina, Texas A&M and Ala-
Kentucky, Miss. St. looking for frst SEC win
— Kerry Smith/Associated Press
Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott (15) makes the run for a touchdown
in the frst half of their NCAA college football game against Bowling Green in
Starkville oct. 12.
Associated Press
MoNTGoMeRy, Ala. — The
Southeastern Conference's
coordinator of offcials Steve
Shaw says allowing replay of-
fcials to overturn player ejec-
tions for targeting and not
penalties should be re-exam-
The new rule is, however,
cutting down on the poten-
tially dangerous hits, Shaw
said Wednesday.
He said there have been
14 targeting fags within the
SEC this season, with eight
resulting in ejections and six
where instant replay offcials
allowed the player to return
to the game. The rule is de-
signed to protect players by
stopping defenders from hit-
ting defenseless players above
the shoulders or leading with
the crown of the helmet on a
Shaw said offcials have
thrown fags for targeting
52 times nationally this sea-
son, and that the numbers are
down both in the SEC and
overall from last year.
"We've actually seen play-
ers' reactions change on these
type hits," he said Wednes-
day in a conference call with
reporters. "Last year, a lot of
times we'd have a big hit and
the player would be chest-
bumping and high-fving his
"Now, it's almost, 'Uh oh,'
hands on the helmet or what-
ever. So I think the players are
getting it. We still have a long
way to go."
The SEC had four target-
ing penalties in last weekend's
games, a high for the season.
Three resulted in ejections.
Instant replay offcials can-
not wipe out the 15-yard pen-
alty but can let players return
to the game.
"Two were just absolute
textbook targeting," said
Shaw, who didn't specify
which plays he was referring
to. "One was a gray area but
clearly by rule it was a target-
ing foul. Then we had one
that was properly overturned.
That's probably where we get
the most concern.
"Even our commissioner
(Mike Slive) has serious res-
ervations about the penalty
philosophy around targeting
fouls when calls are over-
turned. Together, we're going
to work with the rules com-
mittee to revisit the penalty
if the disqualifcation is over-
turned for targeting."
Florida safety Cody Riggs,
Georgia defensive end Ray
Drew and South Carolina
safety Kadetrix Marcus were
all ejected in the frst half
of games because of target-
ing. All three teams lost their
Replays of the second-
quarter play that led to Drew's
ejection showed he let up
when approaching Vanderbilt
quarterback Austyn Carta-
Samuels, but did shove him
above the shoulders shortly
after he delivered a pass. For-
mer NFL head referee Mike
Pereira tweeted: "Ejection of
Georgia player has to be re-
After the Vanderbilt game,
Georgia linebacker Jordan
Jenkins took issue with not
only the calls but the rule as
"I think it ruins the game,"
Jenkins said. "I think it's going
to ruin the game of football."
A targeting penalty on
fourth down also kept alive a
Vanderbilt touchdown drive
in the 31-27 victory. Ramik
Wilson hit Vandy receiver
Jonathan Krause with his
shoulder on an incompletion
on fourth-and-4. Review kept
Wilson in the game, but the
penalty stood for a frst down.
On Tuesday, Georgia tight
end Arthur Lynch said he
couldn't watch flm of the loss
to Vanderbilt because of the
"We had the game. In my
opinion we had it won and
the calls were very question-
able," Lynch said. "I think it's
safe to say it was the wrong
call because they reversed it.
I think that because of the
rule they still get 15 yards re-
ally doesn't make sense. It's
like committing a crime and
pleading guilty for it and not
having to go to jail. It doesn't
make sense."
South Carolina coach
Steve Spurrier said Marcus'
ejection against Tennessee
was the correct call in the 23-
21 defeat.
"We didn't argue the call at
all. We need to do all we can
to make this game safe," Spur-
rier said.
Shaw said the emphasis
with SEC players has been
on keeping their heads up to
see what they're hitting, hit-
ting lower and wrapping up
instead of launching into the
air for a hit.
SEC's Shaw: Targeting rule cutting down on fags
BY dennIs WAsZAk Jr.
Associated Press
FloRHAM PARK, N.J. — Rex Ryan pushed back at Bill Belich-
The New York coach vehemently denied the New England
coach's claim that the Jets used similar push techniques on feld
goals against the Patriots on Sunday.
During a conference call Tuesday with Boston reporters, Belich-
ick was asked if he was bothered by a report that said the Jets alert-
ed offcials to the Patriots pushing on feld goals. New England was
called for the penalty — the frst time it had been called in a game
— to set up New York's winning feld goal in overtime Sunday.
Belichick was apparently referring to a play during Stephen
Gostkowski's 44-yard feld goal with 16 seconds left in regulation.
Quinton Coples appeared to extend his right arm and slightly push
teammate Muhammad Wilkerson from behind toward the Patri-
ots' formation.
There was no call on that play, but it was also not as evident as
what the Patriots did in overtime when Nick Folk was wide left on
a 56-yarder, but had the miss was negated when New England's
Chris Jones was called for unsportsmanlike conduct on a 15-yard
penalty. Jones was penalized for pushing his teammate "into the
opponents' formation."
Folk kicked a 42-yarder to win it a few minutes later, giving the
Jets a 30-27 victory.
Rex to Belichick: 'not
true!' Jets also pushed
BY ARnIe stApletOn
Associated Press
eNGleWooD, Colo. — Peyton Man-
ning doesn't like to skip any snaps, so
you can imagine how unhappy he was
Wednesday when a tender ankle forced
him to miss practice for the frst time
since joining the Denver Broncos last
"It was Greek's call," Manning said of
head athletic trainer Steve Antonopulos.
"I can assure I didn't go down without a
fght. But hopefully I'll use the day to get
a little better, feel a little better."
Manning said he plans to return to
practice Thursday when the banged-up
Broncos (6-1) continue preparations for
Mike Shanahan's return to Denver with
the Washington Redskins (2-4).
Manning was knocked around by his
former team in his homecoming on Sun-
day night. His mix-and-match offensive
line allowed him to get hit 10 times, in-
cluding four sacks, two by Robert Mathis,
in a 39-33 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
Coach John Fox declined to identify
which ankle was bothering his star quar-
terback, and Manning defected questions
about it, too.
Showing his sense of humor was still
intact even if he's not up on current
events, Manning cracked: "I know gov-
ernment is shut down right now but I still
very frmly believe in HIPPA," the federal
medical privacy law. "So, I will refer all
questions to the injury report."
That report, of course, didn't specify
which ankle was hurt, nor the severity of
the injury, although Fox did allow this bit
of detail: "It's nothing serious, just sore."
Manning was one of seven starters
who sat out Wednesday's workout, join-
ing right tackle Orlando Franklin (ankle),
right guard Chris Kuper (ankle) and
wide receivers Eric Decker (toe) and Wes
Welker (ankle) on offense along with cor-
nerback Champ Bailey (foot) and defen-
sive end Shaun Phillips (hamstring).
Manning was never knocked from the
game Sunday night, although his passes
were wobbly after a big sack/strip by
Mathis that resulted in a safety that gave
the Colts early momentum.
"It's a physical game out there and I
don't know who, in their 16th year, ever
feels 100 percent at any point," Manning
said. "I've been hit a lot. I've taken big
hits and it's part of football is getting up
and getting back in the game."
After stretching with his teammates
Wednesday, Manning donned his helmet
but was strictly an observer as backup
Brock Osweiler ran the offense at prac-
"It's nice to call your own plays and
remember how our offense works rather
than just running the scout team," he said.
"I thought it was great. It was a lot of fun.
We got a lot of great things accomplished
today and I'm defnitely better for it."
Sore ankle keeps Manning out of practice
— Michael Conroy/AP
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) walks off the feld after an NFl football
game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday in Indianapolis. The Colts won 39-33.
Daily Times Leader | Thursday, October 24, 2013
BY eMIlY WAGsteR pettUs
JACKSoN — Mississippi breaks
ground Thursday on side-by-side
museums that are expected to break
ground of their own in how they
depict the Southern state once rocked
by racial turmoil, one promising a
frank focus on civil rights and the
other a sweep of history from pre-
European settlements to Elvis Presley
and more.
The Mississippi Civil Rights
Museum and the Museum of
Mississippi History — two museums
under the same roof— are scheduled
to open in Jackson in 2017, the state's
Hank Holmes, director of the state
Department of Archives and History,
said the exhibits won't minimize the
parts of the past that some might con-
sider embarrassing or uncomfortable.
"There is no sugar coating," he said.
The two museums will have more
than 200,000 square feet combined
and are to be built not far from the
Capitol in Jackson. The state has com-
mitted $40 million, and Holmes said
officials are trying to raise $14 million
in private donations.
The civil rights museum, focusing
on 1945-70, will display the rifle that
a white supremacist used in 1963 to
kill Medgar Evers, the Mississippi
NAACP leader whose slaying helped
propel the struggle for equality to
national attention. The rifle has been
on temporary display the past few
months at the state archives building,
next door to the future museums' site,
as part of an exhibit commemorating
Evers' legacy and the 50th anniversary
of his death.
The civil rights museum will have a
display about the 1955 slaying of
Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-
American from Chicago who was said
to have whistled at a white woman in
a rural Mississippi grocery store. Till
was kidnapped, badly beaten and shot
in the head, and his body dumped in
the Tallahatchie River. Till's mother
allowed photos of his brutalized body
to be published, galvanizing the fledg-
ling civil rights movement.
The same museum will focus on the
"Mississippi Burning" killings of civil
rights workers Michael Schwerner,
James Chaney and Andrew Goodman
in Neshoba County in June 1964. And
it will include exhibits devoted to
people like Fannie Lou Hamer, who
pushed for voting rights for all citizens
in the 1960s and '70s.
Democratic state Sen. Hillman
Frazier of Jackson was among the
Legislative Black Caucus members
who worked for years to bring a civil
rights museum to fruition. He said the
museums are a project that politicians,
black and white, would have been
reluctant to push a generation ago.
"For so many years, we were so
ashamed of our history," Frazier said,
speaking about Mississippians of all
The Mississippi Civil Rights
Museum joins other facilities across
the nation in addressing America's
complex history of race relations. The
National Civil Rights Museum opened
in 1991 in Memphis, Tenn., at the
Lorraine Motel, where the Rev. Martin
Luther King Jr. was assassinated in
1968. In Alabama, the Birmingham
Civil Rights Institute opened in 1992.
And the National Museum of African
American History and Culture is
scheduled to open in 2015 in the
nation's capital.
Like many Deep South states,
Mississippi had segregated schools and
public facilities until the 1960s and
1970s — facilities that people in power
once falsely labeled "separate but
equal." Holmes said African-
Americans' stories will be integrated
into both museums, not simply segre-
gated into the civil rights segment.
The Museum of Mississippi History
will include information on the
Choctaw and Chickasaw Indian civili-
zations, which were thriving before
European settlers arrived. It will recog-
nize the diverse groups that shaped the
state, including Chinese who settled in
the Delta's agricultural flatlands. It also
is to include exhibits on slavery, the
Civil War and the Jim Crow era when
laws imposed racial segregation in
many public places in the U.S.
"We're very much trying to get away
from the 'great white man's story,'
which is how American history has
been told," Holmes said.
The general history museum will
even chronicle natural disasters, includ-
ing the Mississippi River flood of
1927, Hurricane Camille in 1969 and
Hurricane Katrina in 2005. It also will
feature prominent Mississippians,
including B.B. King, Elvis Presley and
William Faulkner.
Holmes said the museums will tell
history "with many stories."
The state used to have a small his-
tory museum inside a former state
Capitol building in downtown
Jackson. Then, officials at the
Department of Archives and History
officials began talking in 1998 about
developing a larger and more detailed
comprehensive museum.
Legislators later began working on a
parallel plan to develop a museum that
would focus on Mississippi's civil
rights era — and that proposal got a
boost when it was embraced in recent
years by then-Gov. Haley Barbour, a
Republican who at the time was con-
sidering a presidential run.
A study committee recommended
putting the civil rights museum at
Tougaloo College, a private and his-
torically black school in Jackson that
was a hub of activity in the civil rights
era. Critics acknowledged Tougaloo's
significance, but argued it would be
difficult for tourists to find. They also
opposed spending public money for a
museum at a private institution.
In early 2011, when Barbour was
laying the groundwork for a possible
2012 White House run, he used his
state of the state speech to set the loca-
tion in downtown Jackson.
"The civil rights struggle is an
important part of our history, and mil-
lions of people are interested in learn-
ing more about it," Barbour said in the
speech. "People from around the world
would flock to see the museum and
learn about the movement. ... I urge
you to move this museum forward as
an appropriate way to do justice to the
civil rights movement and to stand as
a monument of remembrance and
Starting in early 2012, Archives and
History officials traveled Mississippi
for months. In a series of public meet-
ings, they solicited opinions about
how the state's story should be told,
focusing particularly on trying to find
information from people who had
lived through civil-rights struggles.
"Everywhere we went, people said,
'Tell the truth,'" Holmes said.
Evers' widow, Myrlie Evers-
Williams, co-wrote an article this
month with U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran,
R-Miss., supporting the two muse-
"Stories help connect us. They are
how history has been shared and
handed down for centuries," Evers-
Williams and Cochran wrote. "They
inspire us, teach us, and, sometimes,
embarrass us. Mississippi, in many
ways, provides America with a clear
look into the mirror."
Museums to take on turbulent history
— Associated Press
The engraved plate of the trophy Mary Ann Mobley was awarded in 1959 when she was crowned Miss America, will even-
tually be displayed in the state history museum in Jackson. offcials say they did not set out to have separate-but-equal
museums for the documentation of the state’s history, but it could end up that way. Mississippi breaks ground today on
side-by-side museums that are expected to break ground of their own in how they depict the Southern state once rocked
by racial turmoil.
arrested as part of a multistate
kidnapping and human traf-
ficking investigation pleaded
guilty Wednesday to a charge
of transporting a woman
across state lines for prostitu-
Ruperto Moncillo Flores
and Jacobo Feliciano-
Francisco were arrested June
27 after a distraught woman
walked into a police depart-
ment in Hattiesburg, Miss.,
and said she had been abduct-
ed in Panama City Beach, Fla.
The woman had been a
witness in a prior human traf-
ficking case, which led to
numerous convictions in
Tennessee and Kentucky.
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Annette Williams said during
the change of plea hearing for
Flores that the victim heard
her abductors call someone to
take her to a "house of prosti-
tution" in Baton Rouge, La.
Williams said Flores, of
Lawrenceville, Ga., was
arrested in Jones County,
Miss., when his van broke
down before he made it to
pick up the kidnapping victim
in Hattiesburg. Police were
on the lookout for someone
coming for the victim.
Williams said Flores had no
knowledge of the abduction,
but was asked to transport the
woman to Louisiana for pros-
Another woman with
Flores when he was arrested
told police that Flores was
taking her from Georgia to
Louisiana for that purpose. It
led to the charge against
Flores — a violation of the
Mann Act.
Flores faces up to 10 years
at sentencing on Jan. 16.
Flores, a short, rotund man
with thinning salt-and-pepper
hair, was shackled and wore a
red and white striped jail out-
fit during the sentencing. He
needed a translator for the
hearing in U.S. District Court
in Hattiesburg. At one point,
his lawyer said Flores wanted
to make sure the court under-
stood that he was not involved
in the abduction.
Williams said the abduction
started an investigation into a
"multistate prostitution ring
and human trafficking organi-
Feliciano-Francisco, also
known as Uriel Castillo-
Ochoa, is charged in U.S.
District Court in Panama
City, Fla., with kidnapping
the former witness. He plead-
ed not guilty on Aug. 12 to
five charges, including kid-
napping and retaliating
against a witness.
Another suspect is being
sought in the case.
Authorities said the victim
was in her yard in Florida
when Feliciano-Francisco
and an unidentified man
forced her into a car and
drove to Feliciano-
Francisco's house in
Hattiesburg. Investigators
say Feliciano-Francisco sexu-
ally assaulted the victim and
planned to force her to work
as a prostitute in Louisiana.
Williams said phone records
corroborate that the abduc-
tors called Flores that day.
The kidnapping victim
escaped through a bathroom
window that evening and
went to the Hattiesburg
Police Department about
6:30 p.m.
Feliciano-Francisco was
arrested at the house that
night. Flores was arrested on
Interstate 59 in Jones
Man pleads guilty in
human trafcking case
Mississippi Department of
Corrections officials say it will
be another year before Mark
Mouchett, who was convicted
of manslaughter in Pascagoula
and sentenced to serve 20
years in prison, will be consid-
ered for an early release pro-
Tara Booth, spokeswoman
for the Mississippi Department
of Corrections, said Wednesday
in an email that Mouchett
became eligible for the Earned
Release Supervision program
in October.
However, Booth says in a
later statement that Mouchett
will not be considered for
release for another year.
"The offender is not being
released next week," Booth
said. "He is eligible for Earned
Release Supervision (ERS),
and the case is being reviewed
per MDOC policy."
Mouchett was convicted in
Jackson County of heat of pas-
sion manslaughter in 2006.
Mouchett shot Robert Modica
in the forehead during a road
rage incident in the parking lot
of a Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-Day Saints in
Pascagoula in 2004.
The anticipated release of
Mouchett drew criticism from
Robert Modica's family.
"This is amazing news,"
Christine Modica, the victim's
older sister, told the Mississippi
Press after being told of the
status change. "My mom and
dad felt so defeated because
they felt the judicial system
had really let us down, but we
really don't have words to say.
For my parent's sake, this is
just awesome."
"It's just amazing. We felt
the judicial system has failed
us. Now we have time to
maybe get some laws changed
and maybe keep him in jail
another 5, 6 or 7 years," said
Michael Modica, a brother.
State Sen. Brice Wiggins,
R-Pascagoula, said Wednesday
that he learned from
Corrections Commissioner
Christopher Epps that
Mouchett would stay put.
"This case once again high-
lights the issues with our jus-
tice system, and particularly
the earned time laws. While
MDOC carries out the laws
passed by the legislature, this
has created a system that does
not work and is unfair to vic-
tims, prosecutors and judges,"
Wiggins said.
The Earned Release
Supervision program was
authorized in the Truth-in-
Sentencing statue passed into
law in July, 1995.
Under law and MDOC pol-
icy, an inmate must earn his
participation in the program.
Participation is contingent
upon institutional behavior
and work ethic. Any inmate
under ERS retains inmate sta-
tus and remains under the
jurisdiction of MDOC.
An ERS inmate is not
allowed to leave the state of
Mississippi at any time during
his or her ERS. If an inmate
violates any conditions of
ERS, the inmate has to serve
the remainder of the sentence.
MDoC reviewing inmate’s release eligibility
shooting victim, 15, dies in Gulfport
Harrison. County. Coroner. Gary. Hargrove. tells.The. Sun. Herald.
Hargrove. says. Cuellar. had. no. ID,. but. a. picture. was. taken. of. him.
know. who. shot. Cuellar. but. hope. someone. with. information. will.
former seabee sentenced in voucher scheme
ers. received. in. a. travel. voucher. scheme. to. defraud. the. U.S..
to. three. years. and. three. months. in. prison.Tuesday. and. ordered. to.
to. a. conspiracy. charge..The. judge. allowed. him. to. remain. free. on.
Saldivar. received. the. same. prison. term. as. Fred. James. Wheat.
Porterfield,. of. Biloxi.. Porterfield. was. sentenced. in. July. following. a.
UsM student arrested for child pornography
sheriff ’s. deputy. performing. an. undercover. investigation. led. to. the.
ing. Friday. before. U.S.. Magistrate. Judge. Mike. Parker. to. determine.
the. transmission,. receipt. and. possession. of. child. pornography. in.
student caught with knife at petal high
American. the. teacher. evacuated. the. classroom,. and. administrators.
recovered. and. the. student. was. transported. to. Forrest. General.
— Associated press
10 Thursday, October 24, 2013 | Daily Times Leader
Dennis The Menace
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
You feel unusually tuned in to a family
member. You have a lot going on and eas-
ily could get angry out of the blue. Pressure
builds in a one-on-one discussion with this
person. You might decide to let go of this
situation for now.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
You become quite the conversationalist,
though you might get upset at someone’s
anger that appears to be directed at you.
Your imagination could go wild as you try
to fgure out what is wrong with this per-
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
You could be quite intense as you seek im-
mediate results. Your creativity fourishes
when dealing with a hassle or someone’s
frustration. A partner could be changing in
front of your eyes. The unexpected comes
out one more time in a meeting.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
You beam in what you want, but you
might be so much in your head that you
could be accident-prone. A close associate
really demonstrates how much he or she
has changed. You could get into a heated
conversation if you are not careful.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Know what is happening behind the scenes.
Understand what is going on with a loved
one. Listen to your inner voice, and follow
through on your decision. Pace yourself
and stay levelheaded. If one approach is not
working, try a different one.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Zero in on what you want. A partner could
be unusually vague, and he or she might
confuse you. You also might not want to
hear what this person has to say. Be care-
ful if you are in an irritable mood. A fght
might take some time to heal.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
A sense of irritation could be undermin-
ing your best intentions and come out
when you would prefer it wouldn’t. Pres-
sure builds to an unprecedented level. A
domestic matter could be diffcult to sort
out. Know that a control issue might be
the cause.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Your likeminded friends know what they
want from a situation. Trying to change
their minds would be like entering a war
zone. The smart move is to back out and
say little. A disagreement begun right now
will be diffcult to put to rest.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You could be seeing a situation differently
than in the past. A friend presents a new
side of his or her personality. This person
has been going through changes, but per-
haps you didn’t realize that the transforma-
tion had evolved to this point.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Defer to others, and know full well that you
might not agree with them. It is important
for a close associate to see the end results
of pursuing the present course. Your anger
breaks out when dealing with someone at
a distance.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Pace yourself. Your money sense plays out,
but you must handle your own fnances,
as others could be accident-prone. A loved
one or an associate could be on the warpath
in an attempt to upset you. For now, try
not to react.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Your creativity might not be able to soothe
someone’s nerves. In fact, it might just
make a situation worse. Be sensitive to
what someone says, but know that you
don’t have to take on his or her comments.
Refuse to respond to anger.
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the numbers 1 through 7 without re-
2. The numbers within the heavily out-
lined set of squares, called cages, must
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target number in the top corner of the
cage using the mathematical opera-
tion indicated.
3. Cages with just one box should be
flled in with the
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in the top cor-
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on This Day...
October 24, 1973
Preliminary results from four of the test water wells presently being
drilled around West Point were given to the city’s selectmen Tuesday
night by Mayor Kenny Dill.
The mayor said two test wells have produced real good prospects while
two others were ruled as not being worth further study and tests.
One of the good test wells is located just north of R.C. Bryan Equip-
ment Company on the west side of Highway 45.
The second well is also located north of West Point. It is neat the West
Point Casket Company.
Both of these prospective water well sites proved to be of a surprise
to both the city and the well drillers since pre-test information on the
stratum to be tapped had indicated that the area north of West Point did
not contain a wide enough band of water bearing sand to produce the
required amount of water.
Dill said the test well at the West Point Casket Co. showed a band
of sand approximately 100 feet thick. Both good test wells contained a
coarse type of sand that, according to well drillers, is the type needed to
make the well a successful producer.
The city council was told that another test well will be drilled west of
the casket company site today.
The city hopes to fnd enough water in the northern part of the city
and keep as far away as possible from the presently producing water wells
which are located in the southeastern part of the city.
The contract with Lane Central calls for the company to drill two water
wells but the city council decided after the contract was signed to add a
third well to the city’s water supply. The city is presently negotiating with
Lane Central to drill the third well.
Mayor Dill said he has been informed that it is customary for a well
drilling frm to drill two test wells free for every producing well con-
“By adding one producing well to the present contract, we may get the
company to drill two more test wells,” the mayor said. “We would like
to see one test well drilled east of Highway 45 somewhere off Half-Mile
Street and another in between the casket company site and the present
well located south of Larry White Chevrolet Co.”
The new water wells are part of the water and sewer system expansion
that is underway in the city.
Daily Times Leader | Thursday, October 24, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013 | Daily Times Leader
DANVeRS, Mass. — A 14-year-old
high school student described by
classmates as soft-spoken and pleas-
ant was accused of killing a well-liked
math teacher, whose body was found
in the woods behind the school.
Law enforcement officials recov-
ered the remains of 24-year-old
Danvers High School teacher Colleen
Ritzer early Wednesday, Essex
District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett
said. The teen, Philip Chism, was
arraigned Wednesday in Salem on a
murder charge and ordered held
without bail.
Ritzer was reported missing late
Tuesday night after she didn't come
home from work or answer her cell-
phone. Investigators found blood in
a second-floor school bathroom and
soon located her body, Blodgett said.
He did not say how Ritzer died.
"She was a very, very respected,
loved teacher," Blodgett said, calling
the killing a "terrible tragedy."
The boy also was reported missing
Tuesday after not coming home
from school. He was spotted walk-
ing along a road in neighboring
Topsfield at about 12:30 a.m.
Investigators said in court docu-
ments that the arrest was made based
on statements by the suspect and
corroborating evidence at multiple
scenes. They said they also recovered
video surveillance.
At his arraignment in adult court
Wednesday afternoon, Chism's
defense attorney argued for the pro-
ceeding to be closed and her client to
be allowed to stay hidden because of
his age. The judge denied the request.
The attorney declined to comment
outside court.
Ritzer had a Twitter account
where she gave homework assign-
ments, encouraged students and
described herself as a "math teacher
often too excited about the topics
I'm teaching."
She was a 2011 graduate of
Assumption College in Worcester, a
school spokeswoman said
Wednesday. She graduated magna
cum laude with a bachelor of arts
degree in math, a minor in psychol-
ogy and a secondary education con-
centration, according to the college's
2011 commencement program.
Chris Weimert, 17, was a student
in Ritzer's geometry class last year.
He said she had taught at the school
for two years and was a warm, wel-
coming person who would stand
outside her classroom and say hello
to students she didn't teach.
Teen accused of killing Massachusetts teacher
And MIChelle R. sMIth
BoSToN — Dzhokhar
Tsarnaev's lawyers may try to
save him from the death pen-
alty in the Boston Marathon
bombing by arguing he fell
under the murderous influence
of his older brother, legal
experts say.
The outlines of a possible
defense came into focus this
week when it was learned that
Tsarnaev's attorneys are trying
to get access to investigative
records implicating the now-
dead brother in a grisly triple
slaying committed in 2011.
In court papers Monday,
federal prosecutors acknowl-
edged publicly for the first
time that a friend of Tamerlan
Tsarnaev told investigators
that Tamerlan participated in
the unsolved killings of three
men who were found in a
Waltham apartment with their
throats slit, marijuana sprin-
kled over their bodies.
The younger Tsarnaev's law-
yers argued in court papers
that any evidence of Tamerlan's
involvement is "mitigating
information" that is critical as
they prepare Dzhokhar's
defense. They asked a judge to
force prosecutors to turn over
the records.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 20,
faces 30 federal charges,
including using a weapon of
mass destruction, in the twin
bombings April 15 that killed
three people and injured more
than 260. Tamerlan Tsarnaev,
26, died in a gunbattle with
police days later.
The government is still
deciding whether to pursue
the death penalty for the
attack, which investigators say
was retaliation for the U.S.
wars in Muslim lands.
Miriam Conrad, Tsarnaev's
public defender, had no com-
Richard Dieter, executive
director of the Death Penalty
Information Center, said the
defense may be trying to show
that the older brother was the
guiding force.
Boston Marathon
suspect may pin
blame on brother
— Associated Press
Police and fre offcials work at the scene of a multicar crash at a busy intersection Tuesday in lodi, Calif. The accident left four people
dead, including a child and a pregnant woman, authorities said. At least 12 people were injured in the crash.
Deadly car crash claims child, pregnant woman
BY AMAndA lee MYeRs
CINCINNATI — The family of
a slain Iraqi war veteran wants
her towering SpongeBob
SquarePants headstone returned
to her final resting place while the
cemetery officials that removed it
say that's the only thing they
won't do, leaving both sides at an
apparent impasse that may have
to be decided in court.
Deborah Walker told The
Associated Press after Tuesday's
meeting with Spring Grove
Cemetery officials that she'd con-
sider their various proposals if
they would think about hers —
simply putting her daughter
Kimberly's gravestone back.
But cemetery President Gary
Freytag told the AP that isn't an
The headstone fashioned in the
cartoon character's likeness was
erected at Spring Grove Cemetery
on Oct. 10, almost eight months
after Kimberly Walker, 28, was
found slain in a Colorado hotel
Despite getting the cemetery's
prior approval of the headstone
design — a smiling SpongeBob
in an Army uniform, with
Walker's name and rank — cem-
etery staff called her family the
day after it was installed to say it
would have to come down.
Cemetery officials said the
employee who approved the
design made a mistake. It was
taken down along with a near-
exact duplicate erected for
Walker's living twin sister.
Deborah Walker said she's
beyond frustrated with Spring
Grove, saying her family had a
contract, wants it to be honored
as promised and is now consider-
ing their legal options.
"You can't keep blaming it on
an employee," she said. "That
employee represented that whole
cemetery and when they do
wrong, you've got to make it
right. Put SpongeBob back up."
Freytag said he's "willing to do
whatever the family thinks is best,
other than installing the monu-
ments back as they were."
Other possible solutions,
Freytag said, include creating
new, more traditional headstones
bearing a smaller SpongeBob
likeness, or laying the original
headstones flat on the ground
after redesigning the lot.
Spring Grove would cover all
the costs, Freytag said.
Kimberly Walker's twin sister,
Kara Walker, said her family
went to great lengths for each of
the $13,000 headstones, includ-
ing obtaining copyright approval
from Nickelodeon. The family
believes the headstone was the
only fitting tribute for her sister, a
huge SpongeBob fan.
Kimberly Walker was an Army
corporal assigned to the 2nd
General Support Aviation
Battalion and served two year-
long tours Iraq in 2006 and 2010
as a petroleum supply specialist,
her family said.
She was found dead in a hotel
room in Colorado Springs in
February on Valentine's Day,
strangled and beaten to death.
Her boyfriend, an Army sergeant
stationed nearby, was arrested
and charged with her killing.
"My sister served our country
and most people try to accom-
modate veterans and try to take
care of them," Kara Walker said.
"For them not to accommodate
and respect what my sister sacri-
ficed, not only for my family, but
for everyone else in this country,
really bothers me."
Vet’s family looks at gravestone
options in light of city dispute
— Associated Press
Kimberly Walker’s gravestone stands in the likeness of popular car-
toon character SpongeBob SquarePants. Despite getting prior ap-
proval for the gravestone from Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincin-
nati, the cemetery recently removed it, saying it did not ft in with
the character of the historic and picturesque cemetery.
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