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EXALTING THE SAVIOR: An Evening of Praise
Saturday, September 14th
6 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.)
Mary Holmes College Auditorium, West Point
Floor Seats $20 | General Seating $15 | At the Door $20
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Church Hill PTA donates ‘rugs’
Kayla Jackson is reading a book about grandparents to her frst grade-class on a new reading rug donated by the Church Hill PTA in the school
library. Schools are working on students’ reading comprehension in preparation for the Common Core standards. Read more on Page 6. (Photo
by Donna Summerall, DTL)
2 arrested
for alleged
For Daily Times Leader
The Clay County Sheriff’s Department has
arrested two individuals in
connection with an alleged
home burglary that occurred
on Aug. 29 on Mhoon Valley
Road in Western Clay
Charlie Jones,26, of West
Point and John D. Cook, 23,
also of West Point are both
charged with burglary of a
Clay County Sheriff’s
Department investigators
recovered guns, knives and a
bow and arrow that were
taken in the burglary. Both
individuals have been
arraigned in Clay County
Justice Court with a
$25,000.00 bond set for
Sheriff Eddie Scott stated
that the investigation is
ongoing and anyone with
any information is encour-
aged to contact the Clay County Sheriff’s
Department at 662-494-2896 or Golden Triangle
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.
By KaTe Moser
West Point PD Looking for Info on North Side School
The West Point Police Department is looking for any
information regarding a break in at the old North Side
According to Chief Investigative Officer Albert Lee,
police responded to a call on Aug. 18 at 415 5th St. on
Aug. 18 in reference to an alleged burglary.
Police reports state that the perpetrator or perpetrators
gained entry into the building through a window on the
north side of the building. Lee said that nothing was taken
from the building but the intruders did go through the
On Aug. 20, the police were again called to the same
location and access was gained through the same window
on the north side. Lee said “it is believed” that the same
perpetrator or perpetrators were involved in the second
“In this incident, a window air conditioning unit and
some office computer supplies were taken from the build-
ing,” Lee said.
The police are asking anyone with information regard-
ing this case to call the police department at 494-1244 or
Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.
InvestIgator’s Corner
Police seeking
on break-ins
By Mary GarrIsoN
Six-year-old Allie Forrester's day doesn't
begin like that of most children her age. It
starts with needles, sugar checks and insulin
In January, Allie was diagnosed with
Type 1 diabetes, though her family knew
something was wrong long before. The
typically bubbly student at Sudduth
Elementary School in Starkville began com-
plaining of headaches and severe leg pain,
prompting a visit to the doctor in August
“She was always talking about her legs
hurting and stinging real bad,” said Faye
Peeples, a West Point resident and Allie's
grandmother. “She got to where she
couldn't even walk across the yard without
crying. We knew something was wrong.”
However, a series of tests yielded noth-
ing, and soon after, Allie's symptoms began
to worsen. The leg pain and headaches
continued, in addition to weight loss and
excessive, persistent hunger and thirst. By
the time Jan. 2 rolled around, Allie's parents
Chris and Jennifer Forrester were beyond
typical concern. Acting on a hunch, the
Forresters checked their daughter's blood
sugar levels using a test kit Chris' mother
had left at their home in Starkville during a
previous visit.
Allie's blood glucose levels had reached a
staggering 400 milligrams per deciliter,
more than four times the normal range of
70-100 milligrams per deciliter.
“We took her to the emergency room in
Columbus, and they sent her over to her
pediatrician, Dr. (Jacob) Ski(wski),”
Jennifer said. “He put her straight in the
Allie remained in the hospital for seven
days, until her glucose levels were regulat-
ed. However, while those levels had come
to a point to no longer present a danger,
her life – and the lives of her family mem-
‘Allie’s Avengers’ set to walk for cause
Allie Forrester, 6, and her family are set to participate in the Diabetes Foundation of Mis-
sissippi’s walk for diabetes next week in Gulfport. Forrester was diagnosed with Type 1
diabetes in January. (Submitted photo)
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See DIABETES | Page 9
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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 invited
to attend.
u West Point Alumni
Chapter Meetings — The
West Point Alumni Chapter
Meets on the second
Saturday of each month at
the Northside School build-
ing on Fifth St. at noon.
All members and interested
persons are invited to
u City Board Meetings
— The City Board of West
Point holds its meetings the
second Tuesday of each
month at City Hall at 5:30
p.m. Work Sessions are
held every Thursday prior
to the board meeting at
City Hall at 5:30 p.m.
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
Mississippi Medical Center-
West Point, 835 Medical
Center Drive. The mission
of The Compassionate
Friends is to assist families
toward resolving grief fol-
lowing the death of a child
of any age and to help oth-
ers be supportive. Bereaved
parents, siblings, grandpar-
ents and immediate family
members are welcome to
attend. For more informa-
tion, call Michele Rowe,
director of Social Services at
NMMC-West Point, at
(662) 495-2337.
u American Legion
Meeting — American
Legion Post 212 will meet
every third Sunday of the
month at 3 p.m. at their
headquarters on Morrow
St. All members are urged
to attend.
u AARP Meeting —
The Clay County AARP
will meet every third
Thursday, at 5:30 p.m. at
the Henry Clay Retirement
Center. All members and
those interested in AARP
are urged to attend. For
more information call Ella
Seay 494-8323 or Dorothy
Landon 494-3577.
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 classes are sponsored
by EMCC Workforce
Services. Please call Mitzi
Thompson at 243-2647, to
register for free classes.
u Lodge Meeting —
West Point Masonic Lodge
No. 40, will have its regu-
larly stated communication
the third Monday of each
month. All Master Masons
are urged to attend.
u WPHS Class of 2003
Reunion — The website
for the class reunion for the
WPHS Class of 2003, 10
year reunion has been cre-
ated. Please visit http://
www. cl asscreat or. com/
W e s t - P o i n t -
Mississippi-2003 to view it.
Sign up for the site by
searching for your name
under the classmate profle
tab and creating a profle.
Create your profle and you
will be granted access to the
site by a member of the
planning committee. Please
allow up to 24 hours for a
member of the planning
committee to verify your
identity as the content is
password protected. The
reunion will be in West
Point May 31-June 2.
u The Academy of
Performing Arts — located
at the North Mississipppi
Medical Center-West Point
Wellness Canter is now
enrolling for the fall session.
Classes begin August 13 in
ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz,
lyrical, tumbling, musical
theatre and voice. Semester
will run for four months
and culminate with a
Christmas recital in
December. For more infor-
mation, email betty@ or call (662)
u Welding and
Carpentry Classes —
EMCC Workforce Services
is offering Welding and
Carpentry classes two nights
a week from 5 – 9 p.m.
Please contact Mitzi
Thompson at 243-2647.
u Grief Support Group
— Christ United Methodist
Church is providing sup-
port for grieving families
with a Grief Support Group
who will meet Mondays at
6:30 p.m.
u GED Classes —
EMCC West Point Center,
if offering free GED classes
at EMCC West Point
Center, Monday thru
Thursday, from 8 am – 1:30
p.m. These classes are spon-
sored by the Adult Basic
Education department of
East MS Community
College. Please contact
Cynthia McCrary or Jessica
Flynt at 492-8857 for addi-
tional information.
See CALENDAR | Page 5
All “Church Announcements” are published as a com-
munity service on a frst-come, frst-served basis and
as space allows. Announcements must be 60 words
or less, written in complete sentences and submitted in
writing at least fve days prior to the requested dates of
publication. No announcements will be taken over the
telephone. Announcements submitted after noon will
not be published for the next day’s paper. To submit an-
nouncements, email
u Feed the Hungry — Holy Temple
Holiness Church Women’s Ministries deliver
meals to Feed the Hungry the second Saturday
of each month at 10 a.m. If you or someone
you know is elderly or shut-in, and could ben-
efit from this free delivery service, call 494-
3322 before 8 a.m. the morning of the deliver-
u Town Creek Bible Study — Minister
Lester Moore will be holding Bible Study at
Town Creek Apartments in the Laundry
Room each Tuesday night from 6 p.m. until 7
p.m. The current 13-week less is titled “How
to be a Christian.”
Sunday, September 8
u12 Tribes Service — Strong Hill M.B.
Church is focusing on the 12 Tribes of Israel;
A Journey Out of the Wilderness to the
Promised Land at 2:30. Guest speaker is Rev.
Joe Peoples of Stephen’s Chapel Baptist
Church of Columbus. Everyone is invited to
u Pastor Anniversary — St. Robertson
M.B. are celebrating the 41st Anniversary of
Rev. Elbert and Sister Lee’s service and dedi-
cation to the church at 3 p.m. Guest speaker is
Nathaniel D. Houston of Miller’s Chapel M.B.
Church of Macon.
u Family and Friends Day — Mt. Zion
M.B. Church is having Family and Friends
Day at 3 p.m. Guest speaker is Rev. Henry
Lee Brownlee of Cedar Grove M.B. Church of
u Men and Women’s Day — Mt. Zion
M.B. Church of Pheba is having its Men and
Women’s Day Program at 3 p.m. Guest
speaker is Rev. Lee Brand Jr. of Bethel M.B.
Church of Starkville.
u Women’s Day — Gospel Temple M.B.
Church is having their Women’s Day Program
at 3 p.m. Guest speaker is Pastor Glenda Mays
of Gibson St. Church of God of Eupora.
u Church Anniversary — Pleasant Plain
M.B. Church is cordially inviting everyone to
share in their celebration of their 123rd
Anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Guest speaker is
Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Gladney of Red Oak Grove
Church and his church family of Tupelo.
Dinner will be served.
Friday, September 13
u Women’s Service — Progress St.
Church of God is having a Women’s
Discipleship Service at 7 p.m. Guest speaker is
Sister Kathy Jackson of McCool Church of
God. Everyone is invited to come and share
the blessing.
Saturday, September 14
uBake Sale — Greenwood M.B. Church
is having a Bake Sale from 7 a.m. until at the
Bancorp South parking lot next to Kroger.
Sunday, September 15
u Friends and Family — First Baptist
Community Calendar
ChurCh Calendar
Clay County Chancery
Clerk Amy Berry (left) and
West Point/Clay County
Arts Council board sec-
retary Kathy Dyess chat
before the third annual Art
Talk. On Thursday night
at the Ritz Theater, Dyess
spoke about the pieces of
artwork that are hung up on
Commerce Street right be-
fore Prairie Arts and Howlin’
Wolf Blues Festivals start.
The idea for the collection
came from Milton Sund-
beck, president of Souther
Ionics, who said he loved
the art exhibits in New York
City and wanted to bring
that feeling to West Point,
Dyess said in her speech.
New pieces are added to
the collection every year,
including Datus E. Mey-
ers’ Logging in Louisiana
Swamps and Grandma Mo-
ses’ For Pastures New. The
frst year of the exhibit had
work from Claude Monet,
Edgar Degas and Pierre
Renoir; the second year
added artwork that helped
“refect West Point’s musi-
cal heritage,” Dyess said.
This year’s selectons “are
themed around the rural
and agricultural character-
istics of our area.” Dyess
said that the yearly exhibit
“helps emphasize the im-
portance West Point places
on art and culture.” Mr.
Sundbeck has expressed
interest in adding the best
in show winners from the
Prairie Arts fne arts com-
petition, so “we might start
seeing local and regional
artists,” Dyess said.
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Daily Times Leader Sunday, September 8, 2013 • Page 3
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Local 5-Day Forecast
sunny. Hot.
High near
95F. Winds
light and
6:34 AM
7:11 PM
More sun
than clouds.
Highs in the
mid 90s and
lows in the
upper 60s.
6:35 AM
7:10 PM
Highs in the
low 90s and
lows in the
upper 60s.
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Highs in the
low 90s and
lows in the
upper 60s.
6:36 AM
7:07 PM
Mix of sun
and clouds.
Highs in the
mid 90s and
lows in the
upper 60s.
6:37 AM
7:05 PM
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Area Cities
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Biloxi 91 72 sunny Meridian 95 66 sunny
Birmingham, AL 92 69 mst sunny Mobile, AL 91 72 sunny
Brookhavem 93 67 sunny Montgomery, AL 93 71 sunny
Cleveland 98 71 mst sunny Natchez 95 68 sunny
Columbus 96 67 sunny New Albany 95 67 mst sunny
Corinth 94 67 mst sunny New Orleans, LA 91 74 sunny
Greenville 98 70 sunny Oxford 96 69 mst sunny
Grenada 97 68 mst sunny Philadelphia 95 67 sunny
Gulfport 92 72 sunny Senatobia 95 70 mst sunny
Hattiesburg 93 68 sunny Starkville 95 69 mst sunny
Jackson 95 68 sunny Tunica 96 69 mst sunny
Laurel 93 67 sunny Tupelo 96 70 sunny
Little Rock, AR 99 74 mst sunny Vicksburg 98 71 mst sunny
Mc Comb 93 68 sunny Yazoo City 97 69 sunny
national Cities
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Atlanta 89 68 mst sunny Minneapolis 81 68 cloudy
Boston 72 47 pt sunny New York 80 55 pt sunny
Chicago 77 64 pt sunny Phoenix 91 77 t-storm
Dallas 99 74 sunny San Francisco 79 63 sunny
Denver 89 62 mst sunny Seattle 78 61 sunny
Houston 93 72 t-storm St. Louis 95 74 t-storm
Los Angeles 89 67 sunny Washington, DC 89 63 pt sunny
Miami 87 76 t-storm
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In celebration of Clay County being the
#2 beef producing county in Mississippi,
members of the board of directors grilled
and served hamburgers to members
coming by the offce on July 26th.
Americans are so blessed to have the food
security the America Farmer provides.
Pictured grilling are Clay County Farm Bureau President,
David Waide, and board members John Elliott and Ray
Bowman. Also, pictured is Calvin Boyd.
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Miss Bo’s Soul Food
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JACKSON — Mississippi
Power Co. CEO Ed Holland has
told a Mississippi newspaper that
22 percent total rate hike is all the
money it will demand for its
Kemper County power plant and
the company won't try to hit up
customers for more.
Holland told The Clarion
Ledger in a Thursday meeting that
shareholders will eat a billion in
cost overruns under that scenario.
The Mississippi Public Service
Commission already approved a
15 percent rate increase earlier this
year, and promised the company
another 3 percent next year. The
company also says it will need
roughly a 4 percent increase to pay
off $1 billion in bonds that cus-
tomers would pay off. The
Legislature passed a law this year
allowing the unit of the Atlanta-
based Southern Co. to issue the
bonds with PSC approval.
Mississippi Power wouldn't be
allowed to collect a profit on those
bonds under the law, unlike with
regular rate increases.
The PSC is also supposed to
consider a plan in coming months
that, after those increases, would
freeze Mississippi Power rates for
seven years.
The newspaper says opponents
of the plant said they don't believe
any of the company's projections,
and predict additional drastic
power bill increases to pay for the
plant. Projected costs for the plant
have risen to $4.7 billion as it nears
completion, expected next May.
The plant will use a soft form of
coal called lignite, mined nearby,
to generate power in a process the
company says will be cleaner than
traditional coal or natural gas
"We will not come back to the
commission for more rate increas-
es for the Kemper plant," if the 22
percent is approved, Holland said
during a meeting with The
"Is it a good decision for cus-
tomers at $4.7 billion? Probably
not. Is it a good decision for cus-
tomers at $2.88 billion? Yes, and
that's what they're getting it for . If
(Southern Co.) didn't believe in
this technology, they would not be
taking the nearly $1 billion hit."
Mississippi Sierra Club director
Louie Miller was flatly skeptical.
"I don't believe a word they say
because everything they've said has
proven to be untrue," Miller said.
"Unless they use Enron account-
ing, there's no way a 22 percent
increase is covering the interest on
it, with 189,000 customers. They
are simply not telling the truth,
Holland makes pitch for rate hike
This Mississippi Power customer challenges a proposed rate increase earlier this year. (AP fle
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JACKSON — It's not
like 1987, at least not yet.
Efforts to raise money
to repair and build high-
ways just don't have the
broad push that lifted a
major highway program
to passage in the
Legislature a generation
Leaders of the
Mississippi Department of
Transportation and their
allies in the Legislature
continue to make the case
that they need hundreds
of millions of dollars per
year to repave roads and
fix bridges, as well as keep
building new ones.
But they don't seem to
gaining much traction
with the broader business
and civic leadership in the
state. In fact, some of the
business groups that are
part of a Senate study
panel led by Sen. Willie
Simmons, D-Cleveland,
are among those fighting
increased taxes the most.
They've repeatedly said
that they suspect MDOT
is deeply inefficient and
they don't want to pour
any more money down a
rat hole without outside
assurance that it won't be
Like many lawmakers
from that era, former
House Speaker Billy
McCoy remembers the
four-lane highway pro-
gram as one of the
Legislature's major
achievements. Signed cop-
ies of the four-lane map
still adjoin office walls of
many senior lawmakers, as
well as some committee
"It was a can-do spirit
that we had: 'We can do
this and we will do it,'"
McCoy, who was House
Transportation vice chair-
man in 1987, told The
Associated Press last
People outside the
Legislature formed a
group called AHEAD,
Advocating Highways for
Economic Advancement
and Development, led by
Yazoo City's Owen
Cooper and others.
"Owen Cooper had a
vision that we needed to
build an infrastructure for
the state of Mississippi,"
said Bill Lampton, presi-
dent of Ergon Inc.'s
asphalt division. "Forward
thinking, vision and the
AHEAD program did a
great grass-roots job."
Lampton, a member of
one of Mississippi's richest
families, would benefit
from paving by selling
more asphalt. But people
of his stature are needed if
today's effort is going any-
McCoy said outside
support was crucial in
1987, especially with
opposition by Gov. Bill
Allain, who wanted to
abolish the elected three-
member Transportation
Commission and replace it
with a director appointed
by the governor.
"They were the absolute
catalyst," McCoy said.
"They were the wind
beneath our wings. You
can't raise revenue with-
out the support of the
civilian leadership."
What's not clear is
whether the political cli-
mate has shifted so much
that most business leaders
are no longer willing to
raise taxes. Even if they
are, will ruling Republicans
listen? The strains between
Lt. Gov Tate Reeves and
fellow Republicans in the
Senate's Conservative
Caucus, for example, have
surfaced on the study
committee, with caucus
members eager to
denounce tax increases.
"Chairman Simmons'
proposal is clearly another
attempt to increase gov-
ernment spending on the
backs of Mississippi tax-
payers and families," Sen.
Wi l l Longwi t z,
R-Madison, said after
Simmons' first tax plan.
"We should be cutting
government, not killing
jobs by raising people's
gas prices."
Simmons, for his part,
seems to be bargaining
with himself. After releas-
ing a proposal for $700
million a year in taxes that
would have also included
construction money for
universities and commu-
nity colleges, he floated
two other ideas last week.
One would be for $600
million a year, still includ-
ing aid to cities and coun-
ties for water and sewer
systems. Another would
be for $400 million a
Central District
T r a n s p o r t a t i o n
Commissioner Dick Hall,
a Republican who was the
first to call for more
money, said he actually
feels "a little better" about
the situation.
"I feel like they're at
least coming a little closer
to realizing the depth of
the problem," Hall said.
an aP neWs anaLYsIs
Road effort needs
business support
This was not supposed to happen
I consider myself a fairly
intelligent person. When
someone asks me about a
topic, I’ve usually read
about it and have formed
an opinion. But I honestly
never dreamed the day
would come when my chil-
dren know more than me. I
have lived a good bit longer
than they have, I assumed
that gave me a competitive
edge in intelligence. I was
so very wrong.
All three of my kids have
passed algebra and geome-
try. One of them brought
home a pre-calculus book
this year. What the heck is
that!? It doesn’t even have
numbers, it has letters. What
do letters have to do with
math!? (The scary thing is
that she’ll take calculus next
year. Why does she even
need to go to college?)
Math is not my strong
point. That’s being kind. I
was always good at any-
thing to do with reading,
writing, comprehension,
social studies and science.
Math is my Achilles heel. I
can remember a teacher at
New Hope when I was in
fourth grade who was
teaching some long, drawn
out diagram in division. It
made my head hurt to look
at it. I had always been
lumped in with the smart
kids in class and she would
get so frustrated with me.
She always accused me of
not trying. It wasn’t that.
The numbers simply didn’t
make sense. They still don’t.
That’s why I write, so no
one notices that even the
simplest adding or sub-
tracting demands a calcula-
tor or a long line of num-
bers to add up. Most peo-
ple take pity on me and do
math for me rather than
watch me make a fool out
of myself. Thank you,
My children have no pity.
Nothing gives them more
pleasure than to gleefully
ask me to look at their math
“Can you do that?”
“I thought you knew
“I do. I just can’t do
“Then you don’t know
everything, do you?”
Imagine my humiliation
at being found out. I had
them all fooled. They hon-
estly believed I did know
everything. That was the
true genius of my plan. All
ruined by math.
Maybe someday I’ll have
some grandchildren who I
can continue to make
believe that I know all. But
they’ll probably be smarter
than me too ... at least I
hope so.
Donna summerall
Lifestyles reporter
When special interest
groups are struggling to
avoid a tax hike, one of the
tried and true methods is to
call for a study that will buy
time and essentially kick the
issue down the road.
Business groups calling for
an efficiency study of the
Mississippi Department of
Transportation prior to fac-
ing up to the undeniable real-
ity that Mississippi doesn’t
have a credible funding
source to repair the state’s
existing roads and bridges –
which are deteriorating sig-
nificantly – are in essence
kicking a difficult discussion
of restructuring the state’s
road and bridge finance sys-
tem down a decaying road
and off a substandard bridge.
What is most interesting in
the debate over finding a new
and better way to pay for road
and bridge repair and con-
struction in Mississippi is the
fact that you have a staunch
white Republican in Central
District Transportation
Commissioner Dick Hall
singing from the very same
political hymnal as a liberal
black Democrat in Senate
Transportation Committee
Chairman Willie Simmons,
Simmons has proposed a
$700 million tax package and
challenged members of a
study committee examining
road needs to offer their own
alternative revenue and spend-
ing plans. MDOT officials,
most vocally Hall, say the
state needs hundreds of mil-
lions of dollars a year to repair
existing roads and bridges and
construct new ones.
Hall stood last month under
the Founder’s Square Pavilion
at the Neshoba County Fair
repeating his call for an
increase in the state’s gasoline
tax for the second year in a
row. Again, Hall pointed out
that the state’s anemic gas tax
was outdated and had to be
updated. Hall worked hard
during the 2013 Mississippi
legislative session to advance
two bills that would have cre-
ated new revenue for the con-
struction and maintenance of
Mississippi’s roads and high-
ways until they died in com-
In round numbers, Hall
said told fairgoers Mississippi
has about 4,700 miles of
highways in dire need of
repair at an estimated current
cost of $960 million.
Yet one of the biggest pub-
lic policy and economic mis-
conceptions in Mississippi is
the notion that as gas prices
have risen, state gas tax reve-
nues have risen with them.
That’s just not the case.
Mississippi’s 18.4 cents per
gallon gas tax (CPG) is a flat
tax. When we paid $1 a gallon
for gas, the tax was 18.4 CPG.
When we pay $3.75 per gal-
lon at the pump, the state tax
is still 18.4 CPG. The only
way the state takes in more
revenue in gas taxes is for the
volume of gas consumed to
The state’s 18.4 CPG gas
tax was last raised in 1987.
According to a report by the
American Society of Civil
Engineers, Mississippi’s flat
gas tax isn’t keeping pace with
the inflation of rising highway
construction and maintenance
costs and with the modern
fuel economy improvements
in today’s vehicles.
Notice that Hall, the
Republican, identified a high-
er level of revenue need than
did Simmons, the Democrat.
So the Mississippi State
Senate task force examining
the state transportation needs
in preparation for a 2014
report will be hard pressed to
blame calls for a tax hike for
road and bridge finance a par-
tisan issue.
The fact is that many of the
groups calling for stalling tac-
tics on a serious discussion of
higher gas taxes represent
industries that are most
responsible for road and
bridge deterioration. And
MDOT, after several years of
running roughshod over legis-
lators, is now seeing some
political chickens come home
to roost in terms of renewed
The special interest groups
are smart enough to recognize
that. But the notion that the
state needs more study of our
outdated flat gas tax or of the
massive need for road and
bridge repair and construction
statewide ignores what a 100-
mile drive in any direction will
readily demonstrate.
Sid Salter is a syndicated
columnist. Contact him at
601-507-8004 or sidsalter@
Kicking the can down the deteriorating road
sid salter
Daily Times Leader Sunday, September 8, 2013 • Page 5
: get ready for
the new arrival!
Come to this fun class
to learn what to expect from and
. y b a b w e n e h t r o f e r a p e r p o t w o h
You’ll receive an “I’m a Big
Brother” or “I’m a Big Sister”
T-shirt and an ice cream party!
Plus, a visit to the hospital nursery!
Big Brothers
and Sisters
Pre-register to (662) 615-3364
by Wednesday, September 11.
Saturday, September 14, 2 p.m.
OCH Educational Facility
Cost: $20 per child
u C2C Info — Need work skills to get
a job? EMCC Workforce offers the
Counseling 2 Career program to assist in
gaining work experience. C2C classes are
available for residents of Clay, Lowndes,
and Noxubee counties, Monday-Thursday
from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. If you are 18-21,
please contact Sha’Carla Petty at 662-
243-1930 or Chrystal Newman at 662-
243-1941 for more information.
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 you are interested,
please call the shelter at 524-4430.
u Ladies Auxiliary — The American
Legion Post 212 Ladies Auxiliary meet
the second Thursday of each month at 6
p.m. All members are urged to attend.
u GED classes — Free GED classes at
Bryan Public Library on Tuesday and
Wednesday each week, 4:30 - 7:30. These
are sponsored by the Adult Basic
Education department of East MS
Community College. Please call 243-
1985 to register for free classes.
u Foster Parenting — Foster and
Adoptive Parents are needed. If you can
give time, space, care and attention to
foster children, maybe you can qualify to
be a foster par ent. Caring families in Clay
Co. are needed who have the interest and
ability to be loving foster parents. For
more information call Karen Ward at
u Lodge Breakfast — West Point
Masonic Lodge No. 40 will have a break-
fast the frst Saturday of each month from
5:30-8:30 a.m. The public is invited.
Tuesday, September 10
u REPM Meeting — The Clay
County Unit of the Retired Teachers
Education personnel of Mississippi will
meet at 2 p.m. in the Esther Pippen
Room of the Bryan Public Library. There
will be a reception honoring recent retir-
ees of the WPSD. Members and prospec-
tive members are invited to attend. REPM
is open to all retired personnel from
Mississippi School Districts. For more
information contact president Ella Seay
494-8323, or vice-president Robbie
Bryant 494-4129.
Friday, September 13
u Friday Night Jams — Friday Night
Jams is scheduled for 7-9:30pm, at the
Parks and Rec Building at Marshall Park.
Bring your instruments, voices and listen-
ing ears and dancing feet for a fun-flled
family event. Sponsored by the West
Point/Clay County Arts Council. For
more information call 494-5678.
Saturday, September 14
u BBQ Fundraiser — The Southeast
Clay County Volunteer Fire Dept. on
Waverly Road is cooking rib plates and
pulled pork plates for $7, wing plates for
$6, plates include drink, slaw, baked
beans and bread, from 10 a.m. - until.
Pre-order Boston Butts $25. To place an
order or for more information, call Phillip
Collins 295-3036, Maro Collins 295-
2757, Jason Alsobrooks 295-6427 or the
Fire Station 494-0009.
u Parental Involvement — The
Offce of Federal Programs invites par-
ents of West Point and Clay County to
attend the frst in a series of informative
meetings to discuss parental involvement,
Title I school-wide plans, Title I com-
pacts and use of Federal funds. Please
join the effort at 6 p.m. in the Central
School Auditorium. Schools, parents and
community have to work together to
improve student achievement throughout
the district.
Thursday, September 26
u Glowing Cross — Fellowship of
Christian Athletes will present the
Glowing Cross, at 7 p.m. at Sally Kate
Winters Park, as part of Mission
Mississippi. The cross begins its journey
across all 82 counties in Mississippi. Bring
lawn chairs and water. There will be spe-
cial music. For more information contact
Susie Marshall.
‘Calendar’ continued from page 2
Gentiva Food Drive concludes
Gentiva Home Health and Hospice of Amory’s food drive numbers have been totaled. The food
drive, which lasted the month of August, brought in 161 pounds of non-perishable food items, ac-
cording to Cindy Hathcock, RN/BSN of Gentiva Home Health (right). The food will be donated to
Project Homestead’s food pantry, which serves Clay County. Henry Clay Retirement Executive Di-
rector Dee Mathis (left), said that last year’s drive brought in 129 pounds. Mathis said residents of
Henry Clay donated 57 pounds of food to the drive; bins for the drive were placed inside the Henry
Clay building on Commerce Street, Kroger on Main Street, and doctor offces around the county.
Cindy Hathcock, RN/BSN of Gentiva Home Health (right) said the drive is about “working together
and staying active in the community.” Last year’s drive brought in a national record of 396,360
pounds of food to be given to organizations around the country.
For Daily Times Leader
Mississippi State University’s
Interfaith Service Initiative rep-
resents an opportunity for peo-
ple, whatever their faith, to
collaboratively improve
Oktibbeha County citizens’
disaster preparedness.
The university’s Interfaith
Involvement Fair and Social
will begin at 5 p.m. on
Thursday in the second-floor
lobby of Colvard Student
Union. Faith-based organiza-
tions, as well as campus groups,
should visit
kkq4nbw to reserve a free
At 6 p.m., the Interfaith
Dialogue will begin in the
nearby Bill R. Foster Ballroom.
Faculty members to lead the
dialogue and breakout sessions
include Albert Bisson, instruc-
tor of philosophy and religion;
Jonathan Edelmann, assistant
professor of philosophy and
religion; Seth Oppenheimer,
professor and director of math-
ematics and statistics; and Rani
Sullivan, associate professor of
aerospace engineering.
MSU committed to the ini-
tiative during the 2013-14 aca-
demic year in response to
President Barack Obama’s
Interfaith and Community
Service Campus Challenge,
launched in 2011. The chal-
lenge calls on institutions of
higher learning to join diverse
campus groups with commu-
nity organizations to work on
a specific service project.
Discussions at MSU’s
Interfaith Dialogue will focus
on how serving neighbors in
need fosters a sense of com-
munity interconnectedness and
interdependence, said Cade
Smith, assistant dean of stu-
“Understanding how ‘serv-
ing a neighbor in need’ tran-
scends faith traditions will help
unite our community, build
cohesiveness and civic capacity,
and lead to actions that can
improve the lives of our stu-
dents and community mem-
bers,” said Smith, also director
of student leadership and com-
munity engagement at MSU.
The dialogue will launch a
series of coordinated drives to
collect approximately 3,500
materials for 100 disaster-pre-
paredness kits, he said. These
campaigns will be held both on
campus and in Oktibbeha
County. Collection and assem-
bly campaigns for the kits will
be led by representatives of
faith-based entities, faith-based
student groups and university
“Our faith-based commu-
nity then will aid in delivering
the emergency preparedness
kits to fixed- and low-income
senior citizens living in
Starkville,” Smith said. “The
entire endeavor fosters com-
munication and collaboration
across the faith communities.
“Hopefully, in the end, we
will have improved both the
interfaith understanding and
the disaster preparedness of
our diverse community,” he
Interfaith service initiative
to launch at Mississippi St.
Daily Times Leader Page 6 • Sunday, September 8, 2013
Ashley Love
Fashion Columnist
Fashion Corner
Last weekend, I was visiting
long-time family friends. I
wore a neon color fitted T-shirt,
skinny jeans, and flip-flops,
accentuated with my favorite
colorful scarf. I was enjoying
the atmosphere until my teen-
aged god-sister said to me,
“why are you wearing that scarf
on your head?” I responded
with, “it is cute, fashionable,
and I like wearing it.” Feeling
great about my response, she
then asks, “but why would you
wear that in public? The only
time I wear scarves is when I
am going to bed!” While
laughing at her response, it
made me think, ‘why are people
so afraid of wearing what they
want?’ Is it because they feel
people will judge them based
on their ‘original’ look? Is it a
fear that people will not under-
stand their purpose for wearing
what they want, so they blend
in with the crowd? For every-
one who is reading this col-
umn, if these are the reasons
you are afraid of expressing
yourself fashionably, you will
never be happy. With that
being said, I want to give you
some fashion pointers.
step outside
of Your Box
We were put on this Earth
to be individuals. We were all
created differently for many
reasons, and if we were meant
to be the same, the world
would be quite boring. Step
out of the fashion shell that
society has put you in. If you
are an individual who loves to
wear boots year round,
embrace that. If you are an
individual who loves bowties,
show it to the world. If you
are an individual who loves
garments with unique patterns,
or sequin, own it. There is
inspiration everywhere.
Become inspired and show the
world the real you. Don’t hold
yourself back from showing
who you really are. No matter
who you are, express it in a
creatively, stylish way.
with Fashion
Fashion is all around us. As
stated in the last column, it is
everywhere! It is shown on
TV, movies, magazines, the
internet, and on the streets.
Different fashion trends are
presented so we can see what
looks good for our body types.
They are also presented so we
can see ourselves in something
other than the same style gar-
ments we usually gravitate
toward. For these reasons, we
are free to experiment with
fashion, so play with your fash-
ion sense! Visit different retail
stores and try on different
styles of clothing so you will
know what looks good for
your body type. Also, experi-
ment with vintage fashion
trends as well. Visit thrift
stores and find unique vintage
items. Not only are vintage
items timeless, but they will
not break your budget.
Play with Color
Besides fashion styles, exper-
iment with color as well. Color
palettes expand beyond paper!
Play with the brightest and
darkest colors, but make sure
the colors complement each
other and work well together.
You cannot put any color
together and say that it is fash-
ion! Also, experiment with dif-
ferent patterns. Whether it is
floral, geometric, or abstract,
find what works best for you.
Experiment with color in acces-
sories as well. A colorful clutch
will give a pop of color to any
Find Your
Unique style
You are a unique person,
which means you have your
own unique way of expressing
yourself through style. Find
the style that matches your
personality. Look for gar-
ments that work well with your
body shape. If you have an
hourglass shape, look for gar-
ments such as sheath dresses or
pencil skirts. If you have large
bust, look for shirts or dresses
with a V-neck, and a decorative
pattern. If you have a pear
shape, layers will work best for
you. You Beauty is a popular
fashion blog that tells what
types of garments work best
for a woman’s body type
I would like to end by saying
that I am a fashion designer/
illustrator who loves to wear
scarves, big earrings, and carry
large handbags, and I am
happy about that! Have a
great day and happy shopping!
Ashley Love is a fashion de-
signer/illustrator in West Point.
You may view her website,,
and her fashion blog, All About
Fashion, www.irrhoplaceable. , and contact her
through email, love.ashleyd@
Be the real you:
discovering your
fashionable self
South Side Elementary recognizes our students of the month for August. Students are selected using several criteria: improved
grades and behavior, good attendance, good citizenship, displays good character, shows respect to peers and teachers, and dem-
onstrates responsibility. These students are, front row (from left) Matthew Shirley, Jamesha Fears, Corra Raines, Kendyl Watson,
Trinity Miller, and Jaylen Davis. Center row (from left) Denarian Tallie, Skyla Fair, Honor Brown, Aniya White, Jashaun Howard, and
Jakhiya Haughton. Back row (from left) Je’Diah Pratt-Guines, Kelsey Neely, Skylar Pearson, Adriyanna Armstrong, Sidney Walker,
and MacKenzie West. (Submitted photo)
South Side announces students of month
The West Point Home and Garden Club has chosen 2041 East Oak Ridge Drive as Yard of the Month for September. (Photo by
Donna Summerall, DTL)
Yard of the month
By DoNNa suMMeraLL
The new Common Core curricu-
lum won’t be implemented in the
West Point School District until the
2014-2015 school year, but students
are already preparing to meet the
“We are stressing the need for
students to be on their grade level in
reading,” said Church Hill/South
Side librarian Elisha Chambless. “We
want them ready for Common Core
next year. We have to have our stu-
dents reading and comprehending
what they read by third grade, but
we try to make reading and learning
Church Hill and South Side use
the Tangrams puzzle books to make
the kids excited about learning,
Chambless said. The teacher reads
the clues about an animal or thing in
the book and the students go to
work with the puzzle pieces trying to
make the answer to the question.
They work in teams and are so proud
when they come up with the right
answer, said Chambless.
Dora Williams, a third-grade
teacher at South Side Elementary,
was working with her students in the
library using the Tangrams puzzle
shapes. Reading from the book while
the students try to put together the
triangular shapes to construct ani-
mals makes learning to listen for the
clues to what animal they need to
make fun and instructive, Williams
said. Her students are learning geom-
etry, listening skills and problem
solving all at the same time.
The Parent Teacher Associations
of Church Hill and South Side
donated soft, colorful reading rugs
for the students to sit on as they are
reading or being read to. Kayla
Jackson’s first-grade students were all
sitting on the new rug donated by
the Church Hill PTA. She was read-
ing a book about grandparents to the
students in honor of Grandparents
Schools preparing for
Common Core standards
Jaden Harris, Jeremiah Carter, Jakhiya Haughton and Jaterrius Dent are using the new reading rug donated by the South
Side PTA in the Church Hill/South Side Library. (Photo by Donna Summerall, DTL)
Daily Times Leader Sunday, September 8, 2013 • Page 7
In a rivalry match-up, football players seem
to run, block and tackle harder.
With a packed home stand full of Greenie
supporters at Hamblin Stadium, the West
Point Green Wave (1-1) did just that, switch-
ing to another gear against the Starkville
Yellow Jackets (1-2) in a week-three MHSAA
non-district bout, defeating its arch-rival
Friday, 55-33.
“Everybody came to play tonight,” West
Point Head Coach Chris Chambless said
about his team’s special effort against
Starkville. “We had real good focus in practice
and simply everyone came to play tonight.”
After West Point jumped to an early 21-0
lead at the completion of the first quarter,
Starkville threatened the Wave with a three-
touchdown second-quarter comeback that
profited the Jackets with 19 unanswered
points, closing the West Point lead to 21-19
with 2:23 remaining in the second quarter.
The Wave, in its final offensive series of the
first half, used a 46-yard rush by junior quar-
terback Josh Ewing to set up a 13-yard touch-
down pass to the corner of the end zone,
connecting Ewing to senior running back
Aeris Williams for West Point’s fourth touch-
down of the first two quarters. Omar Lemus
tacked on his fourth of seven successful PAT
field goals against Starkville to give West
Point a 28-19 lead – swinging the momen-
tum in favor of the host heading into half-
“That’s a big play,” Ewings said excitedly
about the 13-yard strike to Williams at the
close of the second quarter. “Coach told us to
put a stab in their heart, and that play was the
Ewings rushed the football 12 times for 67
yards and three touchdowns of one yard, two
yards and six yards. Through the air, the West
Point quarterback went four of 13 passing
with two touchdowns and one interception.
Ewings ammassed 63 yards on the four com-
pleted passes.
“My offensive line blocked real well
tonight,” Ewings said about how he added
depth to West Point’s offensive success. “I
focused in practice all week on doing the little
things right. That’s what we did and that’s
why we won.”
Scoring began with Ewings’ first passing
touchdown of the night, a 15-yard hurl to
sophomore wide receiver Kaelan O’neal, plac-
ing the Wave ahead, 7-0. Senior running back
Williams would carry his lone rushing touch-
down against the Yellow Jackets from 49
yards away to extend the lead, 14-0. Ewing
would finish off the first quarter proceedings
with his first of three touchdowns runs, a
one-yard quarterback sneak, to give West
Point a 21-0 lead.
Starkville flipped momentum during the
second quarter of action following a method-
West Point handles
Starkville 55-33
West Point Green Wave junior quarterback Josh Ewings rushes the football against the Starkville Yellowjackets during West Point's 55-33 win on Friday
night at Hamblin Stadium in West Point. Ewing had 67 yards rushing on 12 carries for three touchdowns and was four of 13 through the air, passing for
two touchdowns. (Photo by Will Nations/ DTL)
West Point Green Wave junior Jeffrey Drake, senior Roger Thomas, senior Aeris Williams and senior
Lagaris Wordlaw celebrate a 55-33 victory over rival Starkville during the fourth quarter of the Friday night
contest at Hamblin Stadium in West Point.
West PoInt DeFense
sHoWs IMProveMent
The West Point defense has
shown lapses with inexperience in
certain positions and battled inju-
ries to key players in the first
month of the 2013 regular sea-
Friday night at Hamblin
Stadium against the Starkville
Yellowjackets, the Green Wave
defense survived a 13-point
offensive barrage from Starkville
in the second-quarter to stymie
the Jacket offense in the second
half of action.
"All week long we watched
film and taught the guys what
Starkville was going to do on
how they lined up," West Point
Defensive Coordinator Kendall
Pickens said about his defensive
unit making the correct adjust-
ments at halftime. "The second
half was just paying attention to
where they were lining up.
DTL staff
The longest current winning streak in
Mississippi high school football remains intact
after Friday night.
The Tri-County Academy Rebels (3-0; 1-0)
used a fourth-quarter touchdown to seal a
MAIS district 2-AA victory over host Oak Hill
Academy (1-2; 0-1), 33-20.
With the win over the Raiders, Tri-County
extended its streak to 30 consecutive games
without a loss. The 30-game streak stretches
back to the start of the 2011 season and has
seen the Rebels claim two MAIS single-A state
championships in that span. Tri-County is now
competing in the MAIS AA classification.
Tri-County senior quarterback Trey Bozeman
helped lead the way offensively for the Rebels
against Oak Hill. Bozeman was perfect through
the air against Oak Hill going four for four
passing, collecting 158 yards and two touch-
downs. Bozeman connected with junior wide
receiver Tyler Sullivan on the two touchdowns
strikes from 90 yards and 39 yards out. Not
only using his arm, Bozeman gained 99 rushing
yards on 17 carries.
Ryan Cothern, a junior running back for Tri-
County, broke the century mark with 117 yards
on 16 carries. Cothern left the game with a knee
injury and would not return to the action.
Tri-County opened the scoring against Oak
Hill after the contest's first offensive series, a
four-minute drive, that traversed 61 yards and
was capped by a 39-yard Bozeman pass to
Sullivan. The extra point field goal was good
putting the Rebels ahead 7-0 with 7:25 remain-
ing in the first period.
Though falling behind in the second quarter
14-13, Tri-County regained the lead over the
Raiders before the halftime interval, 19-14.
During the second half proceedings, Tri-
County outscored Oak Hill 14-6 to claim the
District 2-AA victory.
Oak Hill had another big night from junior
fullback Drake Riley and sophomore Drew
Riley as the brothers combined for 281 rushing
yards and two rushing touchdowns. Drake and
Drew have rushed for 313 yards and 332 yards
respectively in the first three weeks of the sea-
Raider junior wingback Samuel Harrell found
the end zone, as well, for the third consecutive
game of the season. Harrell carried the football
nine times for 38 yards.
Tri-County looks to make history this upcom-
ing Friday in Pelahatchie against East Rankin
Academy. A Rebel victory would break the
school-record winning streak of 30 games that
has stood since 1986. The Tri-County contest
against East Rankin is a non-district contest.
Oak Hill remains in district competition
Friday against its rival Winston Academy in
West Point. The Raiders defeated Winston last
season 27-21 for the first time since 2006.
Tri-County bruises Oak Hill in district win 33-20
Oak Hill Raider senior wide receiver Curt Huffman gets set on the line of scrimmage before the snap
against District 2-AA opponent Tri-County Academy on Friday in West Point.
PHEBA — Sharkey-Issequena
junior running backs Kenneth
McCurdy and Cooper -Anthony
combined for 195 rushing yards and
two rushing touchdowns as the
Confederates defeated the Hebron
Christian Eagles (1-2) 44-0 on Friday
night in a MAIS eight-man non-dis-
trict game.
"Long bus ride up here, three
hours, should have looked at a map
before I called coach to set up a
game. Anyway, what a great job their
team did after getting behind and
never quitting," Sharkey-Issequena's
Head Coach Billy Caston said com-
plimenting Hebron Christian. "On
film, they didn't jump out at us, but
film doesn't show the true heart of a
ball club."
Outside of offense, Sharkey-
Issequena (3-0) held Hebron to only
50 total yards of offense in four quar-
ters of play – pitching its first shut
out of the 2013 slate.
"Some of the things that happened
on offense were broken up by
Sharkey-Issequna – they play good
defense, " Hebron Christian Head
Coach David Foster said after his
Sharkey-Issequena takes Hebron Christian in 44-0 victory
See WAVE | Page 8
See DEFENSE | Page 8
See HEBRON | Page 8
Daily Times Leader Page 8 • Sunday, September 8, 2013
ic four-minute offensive drive, capped
by junior running back Jacquez
Horsley’s two-yard run with 6:03
remaining in the second period.
Starkville failed the extra point field
goal, only closing the lead to 21-6.
The Jackets would strike the West
Point defense later in the second-
quarter with a 70-yard touchdown
pass from senior quarterback Princeton
Jones to sophomore wide reciever A.J.
Jones and kicked a successful extra
point field goal to further close the
margin, 21-13 with 3:46 left in the
first half.
The Wave lead was almost lost with
2:23 remaining when a wayward
Ewing pass found Starkville’s Brown
who returned the interception 41
yards for a touchdown. The Jackets
attempted a two-point conversion, but
were stuffed by the Wave defense mak-
ing the score 21-19 in favor of West
After the halftime interval, Ewing
and junior running back Quincy Starks
combined for four West Point rushing
touchdowns. The second-quarter rally
by Starkville was never enough for the
visitors as they were outscored in the
second half 27-14 – the Jackets scored
their final two touchdowns in the final
embers of the contest.
“We are not a very good football
team right now, to say the very least,”
Starkville Head Coach Jamie Mitchell
said following his team’s loss. “I don’t
know what is going on, just tons of
mistakes. They do great things in prac-
tice, Friday nights though have just
been nightmares for us.”
The two West Point running backs,
Williams and Starks, had big nights
running the football against the
Starkville defense. The two running
backs exploited the Jacket defense’s
mistakes, racking up 258 yards and
181 yards respectively. Both perfor-
mances were current season highs for
Williams and Starks. As a team, West
Point totaled 482 yards on the ground.
Outside of running the football 25
times and scoring a rushing touch-
down – a 49-yard run, Williams caught
two passes for 14 yards and a touch-
The senior running back contribut-
ed a large amount of success to the
West Point offense but was quick to
acknowledge his teammate, senior full-
back Roger Thomas, as a major factor
in his big night during post-game
“The reason why we do so well is
because Roger Thomas is in front of
us,” Williams said. “Don’t forget about
that, the fullback is a man. He is a
Starks, weighing only 160-pounds
according to the West Point roster,
was a menace to the Starkville defense
during the second half amassing 155
yards of his 181 total rushing yards in
the third and fourth quarters alone.
The junior tail back also rushed for
two touchdowns in the second half – a
21-yarder in the third quarter and a
39-yard sweep in the fourth quarter.
In the last 10 contests between the
Golden Triangle rivals, West Point
currently leads the series 7-3. Friday’s
contest at Hamblin Stadium was the
first time the two foes had met in West
Point since Sept. 9, 2011 – the 2011
MHSAA 5-A quarterfinal game and all
two meetings in 2012 were played in
The Wave and Jackets cannot possi-
bly play again this season as Starkville
has rejoined the MHSAA 6-A classifi-
Starkville’s Friday night defeat is its
second consecutive loss in the 2013
season after the Jackets were beat at
home by the Oxford Chargers -- a
district 1 5-A competitor of West
Point – 35-24 on Aug. 30. Starkville
won its 2013 opener against Noxubee
County in Macon, 17-0.
West Point’s victory over Starkville
awarded the Wave their first win of the
2013 season after losing to South
Panola 55-33 in Batesville on
Thursday, Aug 29.
The Wave will stay at home Friday
as it hosts another Golden Triangle
opponent – the Columbus Falcons.
West Point won the 2012 meeting
between the two schools 26-19 in
‘ Wave’ cont i nued f rom page 7
Certain formations, we knew
what they were going to run,
we made sure they were aware
of it on the field. It took us
adjusting and paying more
The defensive performance
for West Point on Friday night
was a contrast to the earlier
performances against the
Louisville Wildcats in the New
Hope High School Jamboree
on Aug. 17 and the season
opener against the South
Panola Tigers in Batesville on
Aug. 29. In those six quarters,
the Wave defensively gave up
90 points combined against
Louisville and South Panola.
In the opener, South Panola's
offense gutted West Point for
405 total offensive yards – 154
through the air and 251 on the
Against Starkville, the gradu-
al improvement that comes
with practice and repetition
was evident as West Point's
defense blanked the Jackets in
the first and third periods of
In the second half, the Wave
held Starkville to only five first
downs and 86 yards.
The Wave also ended three
Starkville offensive series by
forcing turnovers. Senior
defensive back Dvanta Randle
intercepted Starkville senior
Princeton Jones in the second
quarter. The West Point
defense also recovered a forced
fumble during the third period
proceedings. In the fourth
quarter, Tyler Logan recorded
the second and final intercep-
tion of Jones.
"We are real young on
defense," Pickens said about
the improvement of his
defense. "We have only three
returning starters and it's going
to take some time to get these
young guys playing experience.
Once they adjust and get used
to the speed of the game, we'll
be fine."
The promising defensive
performance in the third week
of the 2013 football season was
not without a blemish. Early in
the first quarter, junior defen-
sive back Donquenta Ewing
left the game with an undis-
closed injury, missing the
remainder of the Friday tilt.
‘Defense’ continued from page 7
team had difficulty on defense.
"I am proud of my offensive
linemen some weeks, we just
didn't execute are blocks this
week. But a lot of it came
from just not executing our
The Confederates opened
the game by recovering two
onside kicks to build a 16-0
lead with 4:24 remaining in
the first half. Junior quarter-
back Jack Martin rushed a six-
yard touchdown to open the
scoring for Sharkey-Issequena
with 9:16 remaining in the
first quarter. The Confederates
scored its first of four success-
ful two-point conversions.
After a nine-minute drive that
ended in the second quarter
with 4:24 left in the first half,
Sharkey-Issequena scored
when Martin connected with
sophomore wide receiver
Austin Herraney on an
11-yard strike to bring the
score to 16-0.
S h a r k e y - I s s e q u n a ' s
McCurdy returned the open-
ing second half kick-off 75
yards to continue building the
Confederate lead over Hebron
24-0 in the third quarter of
action. The Confederates
would use a 60-yard touch-
down pass from Martin to
Anthony, an Anthony 31-yard
run in the third quarter and a
McCurdy 61-yard scamper in
the fourth quarter to complete
their victory over Hebron,
With their 44 offensive
points, Sharkey-Issequena
amassed 309 total offensive
yards against the Hebron
Sharkey-Issequena remains
perfect in the 2013 season
after the win over Hebron. In
the past two contests, Sharkey-
Issequena defeated their oppo-
nents by a combined 94-6
score. The Confederates will
return to action next Friday
against non-district opponent
Franklin Academy of La. in
Rolling Fork.
Hebron Christian returns to
action against Calvery
Christian in Meridian this
Friday. The Eagles are unde-
feated on the road this season.
‘Hebron’ continued from page 7
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SCOOBA – The fifth-ranked
Lions of East Mississippi
Community College kicked off
their 2013 home football sea-
son in dominating fashion with
a 59-0 non-division blanking of
East Central Community
College Thursday evening at
Sullivan-Windham Field on the
Scooba campus.
Substantially out-gaining the
visitors in total offense yardage,
642-88, on the night, the Lions’
offensive explosion was kick-
started by their smothering
defense three minutes into the
contest. After sophomore safe-
ty Allen Sentimore picked off
Donnie Farmer’s pass on East
Central’s initial possession, for-
mer Laurel High School team-
mate Dontreal Pruitt hit fresh-
man receiver Kameron Myers
on the next play for a 30-yard
touchdown pass at the 12:31
Despite managing to respond
with their longest possession of
the game, the Warriors’ ensuing
seven-play drive ultimately
resulted in their first of nine
punts in the contest. EMCC
proceeded to churn out a
10-play, 90-yard drive, which
featured 68 rushing yards,
capped by Lakenderic Thomas’
1-yard scoring scamper. His
first of four touchdown runs on
the evening made it 14-0 with
5:43 remaining in the opening
Just two plays later, EMCC’s
stifling defense contributed to
the scoring outburst, as sopho-
more linebacker Christian
Russell scooped up Martin
Johnson’s fumble and rumbled
19 yards for the score to increase
the margin to 21-0 with 4:39
still left to play in the period.
The Lions’ stingy stopper unit
then forced four consecutive
three-and-out possessions by
East Central. Though slowed
somewhat by a fumble, intercep-
tion and missed 34-yard field
goal attempt, EMCC’s offense
still managed to add another
1-yard TD burst by Thomas and
a 19-yard, Pruitt-to-Myers scor-
ing reconnection in the second
quarter. Drew White’s first col-
legiate field goal conversion – a
36-yarder at the halftime buzzer
– upped the margin to 38-0 by
the intermission.
East Mississippi’s defensive
dominance continued following
the break, forcing three more
three-and-out possessions to
begin the second half. For the
game, half of East Central’s 14
offensive possessions resulted in
three-and-outs. In contrast,
eight of EMCC’s 13 offensive
possessions produced scores
with seven touchdowns and a
field goal.
As the Lion defenders contin-
ued to keep the visitors from
crossing midfield in the second
half, EMCC’s Thomas tacked
on his third of four rushing
touchdowns on the night with a
2-yard run at the 11:09 mark of
the third quarter. The former
West Point High School stand-
out finished the contest with a
career-high 90 rushing yards on
13 carries.
After EMCC freshman run-
ning back Preston Baker, a
Starkville High School product,
opened the fourth-quarter scor-
ing with a 4-yard touchdown
run, the Lions’ defensive second-
ary got busy once again. On the
heels of their three-interception
showing during last week’s 49-6
win at Pearl River, the Lions
matched their season-opening
feat with three more picks against
East Central. With Sentimore
duplicating A.J. Stamps’ two-pick
effort of a week ago earlier in the
East Central contest, freshman
cornerback Quan Latham, of
Columbus, capped the night
defensively for the home team by
rising above the intended Warrior
receiver on the sideline to come
down with EMCC’s third pass
interception of the night.
Thomas put the finishing
touches on the Lions’ balanced
offensive performance at the
9:48 mark with another 1-yard
burst into the end zone for his
fourth rushing touchdown of
the evening. As a team, EMCC
totaled 334 yard on the ground,
led by former Olive Branch
High School standout Todd
Mays’ 124-yard rushing effort
on 14 carries. Through the air,
Pruitt was 15-of-27 for 284
passing yards and a pair of
touchdowns. The sophomore
signal caller completed passes to
10 different receivers on the
night, paced by Heritage
Academy product Brandon
Bell’s four catches for 54 yards.
Defensively en route to regis-
tering EMCC’s sixth shutout
during the Buddy Stephens
coaching era, the Lions limited
East Central to 3-of-13 passing
for only 39 yards plus the three
interceptions. The Warriors’
ground game was also mini-
mized in being held to just 49
rushing yards on 35 attempts.
The 59-0 outcome marked
East Mississippi’s largest victory
margin of the Stephens era,
while the 59 points tied for the
third-highest scoring total since
he took over EMCC’s football
coaching duties in 2008.
The 2-0 EMCC Lions stay at
home to entertain the visiting
Bears of Southwest Mississippi
Community College next
Thursday in a 7 p.m. non-divi-
sion contest at Sullivan-
Windham Field on the Scooba
Lions blank East Central in home football opener
East Mississippi Lion sophomore running back Lakendric Thomas, a West Point Green Wave product, crosses into the end zone for
his frst of four touchdowns against the East Central Warriors on Thursday in Scooba. Thomas carried the football 13 times for 90
yards and long of 20 yards. (Submitted photo)
“We have only three returning start-
ers and it’s going to take some time to
get these young guys playing experi-
ence. once they adjust and get used to
the speed of the game, we’ll be fne.”
Johnny Football may not be good for sport
By KaTe Moser
If your nickname has the word “Football”
in it, you might want to live up to the high
expectations that go along with it.
Enter Johnny Manziel. The 20-year-old
quarterback from Texas A&M University
has been in the spotlight since he started his
college football career in College Station
last year. He was a dual threat for the
Aggies; he holds the record of having the
most rushing yards by a freshman quarter-
back and the first freshman to have 3,000
passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in a
season. This was the quarterback who ran
over Alabama and handed the Crimson
Tide its first and only loss of the 2012 sea-
son, he was the first freshman to ever win
the Heisman.
He was also the kid accused of signing
autographs for money.
During the summer, ESPN started to
report that brokers had come forth, saying
that Manziel signed items and made money
off of said items. Manziel came back and
said he didn't.
Johnny Football sat on the sideline for
the first half of the Aggies' season opener
against Rice, but when he came back, he
looked like an idiot.
I wasn't able to watch the game, but the
highlights spoke for themselves. After
Manziel threw his first touchdown pass, he
made the “look at me, I'm getting money”
gesture. He also pretended to sign an auto-
graph for a Rice defender after he tackled
him. To make matters worse, Manziel was
flagged and benched in the fourth quarter
for unsportsmanlike conduct and proceed-
ed to walk past his coach on the sidelines.
Well, it was pretty stupid and immature
of Manziel to make gestures and keep run-
ning his mouth. It doesn't help your case if
you're attempting to look innocent in this
The NCAA had a five hour meeting
with Manziel and nothing happened. He
was benched by A&M for an ''inadvertent''
violation of NCAA rules involving signing
autographs,” according to Kristie Rieken of
The Associated Press.
After all the allegations came out, people
started to point fingers at the media and
fans. In a Chris Crocker ala-Britney Spears
sPorts CoLUMn
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way, they were saying “leave
Johnny alone.” Why? Because
he's 20-years-old and was thrust
into the spotlight of being the
Heisman winner and a star foot-
ball player.
Did Tim Tebow, Cam
Newton, or any other star
Heisman winner go out and
sign autographs for money? No.
No one but Manziel was
there if he signed some footballs
or pictures and took the money
from these brokers. The media
didn't taunt him into doing it,
fans didn't pressure him. If
Manziel did it, he did it because
he wanted to make money even
though he knew it would be
breaking the NCAA law.
This isn't the first time that
improper benefits have been the
subject of the NCAA's investi-
gations. However, the outcomes
were a lot different.
Most of you might remem-
ber that The Ohio State
University decided to give up
their 2010 season victories,
which included a win against
rival Michigan their first win
over a Southeastern Conference
team in a bowl game, plus had
to give up playing for a National
Championship title in 2012
because of a team scandal of
players selling autographs and
merchandise for tattoos.
The Buckeyes also had to
give up head coach Jim Tressel
because he had knowledge of
the incidents and did not say
In non-football related mat-
ters, Manziel has also been bust-
ed for a fight back in 2012, seen
drinking at bars when he is
clearly underage, and posted an
enraged tweet about how much
he hated College Station and
couldn't wait to leave. He also
left the Manning Passing
Academy because he “overslept”
and didn't feel like going to
Could the NCAA be cover-
ing this up? Maybe. Manziel
comes from a rich family, so
maybe his parents paid off the
NCAA to let their kid be
squeaky clean. Maybe they really
haven't found all that much
information on the case or
maybe they just aren't doing a
really good job of trying.
Manziel took to Time
Magazine this week and said
“it's time for college athletes to
get paid.” That argument has
been going on since college
football gained popularity once
television cameras appeared in
stadiums to broadcast the game
to the world.
College football is a stepping
stone. I've heard very few col-
lege football players say that
they want to do something
besides play professional foot-
ball after they graduate.
Professional play is where your
money is, because you've prov-
en that through Pop Warner,
high school and college football
that you are actually worth it.
You have to earn it; you need to
show the NFL scouts that you
deserve a spot on their team
As a lifelong Buckeye fan, I
was furious with what our team
did, but understood that every
sanction and suspension was
warranted and needed to hap-
pen. The same thing needs to
happen with Johnny Football.
The NCAA needs to take a
closer look at Manziel's alleged
actions carefully. Yes, they've
already said that found no evi-
dence, but go back and visit
every single broker who made
accusations against Manziel.
If the NCAA comes up with
evidence in this situation and
decides to never take action
against Manziel, the whole
world of college football is
going to completely blow up.
If Manziel goes on with his
crazy, stupid antics this season,
he won't be playing for any-
thing but a spot on a Division II
school roster. Another Heisman,
regardless of his accomplish-
ments on the field, is probably
out of the question; some mem-
bers of the Heisman Trust and
voters in the annual event have
expressed their opinions, saying
they would not give Manziel
another vote.
It just seems like Johnny
Football is becoming a really
bad thing for college football.
bers – would never be the same.
Maintaining a insulin regimen
that first included four to five
injections per day prior to Allie
having received an insulin
pump, doctor's visits and a
strict diet, the change was
somewhat overwhelming.
“She didn't understand at
first,” Peeples said. “She asked
the doctor, 'When am I not
going to have diabetes any-
more?' She thought once she got
out of the hospital it was over.”
On any given day now,
Allie's routine begins at 2 a.m.,
when Jennifer said she or Chris
must check Allie's blood sugar,
to make certain glucose levels
have not decreased too much.
“If it drops too low, it can be
just as deadly,” she said.
The Forresters again check
Allie's blood glucose levels
prior to breakfast, plug in car-
bohydrates and insulin through
the pump. At lunch, the school
nurse must check Allie's levels
again, and possibly throughout
the day depending the need.
The routine continues through
the evening, where the family
counts precise carbohydrates in
each meal and Allie receives
more blood checks and an insu-
lin injection.
It's a potentially demanding
routine that sometimes takes its
toll on a small child.
“She has her good days and
her bad days,” Jennifer said.
“Some days she'll break down.”
Overall, though, Allie has
handled the change in lifestyle
very well, Jennifer said. She's
even gained a great deal of
independence. Jennifer said
within two months of her diag-
nosis, Allie handled her own
injections and insisted on
checking her own sugar levels
at home.
And while the Forresters
experienced their share of diffi-
culty during the transitional
period, Jennifer said they were
fortunate in one thing: One
week after Allie's release from
the hospital, they discovered
the Diabetes Foundation of
Mississippi and attended the
annual conference. There,
Jennifer said the family learned
a great deal about what to
expect in their day-to-day lives
and how to navigate the field
going forward. Most impor-
tantly, the foundation provided
the opportunity for Allie to
meet with other children deal-
ing with the same ailment.
“She got to know a lot of
kids that are just like her,”
Jennifer said. “She doesn't feel
like she's alone. … Every spring
and fall they have a camp –
Camp Kandu – for kids with
diabetes. We're really looking
forward to that.”
The group has been a life-
saver for her family, and now
Allie and her family have decid-
ed to do what they can to give
something back. On Sept. 14,
the Forresters – Allie, her par-
ents and her 3-year-old brother
Jacob – will participate in the
1-mile family fun run/walk at
Mississippi's Walk for Diabetes
in Gulfport. The family hopes
to collect enough sponsorship
money to contribute at least
$1,000 to the cause. As of
Saturday, “Allie's Avengers
Against Diabetes” had raised
$711 toward that goal.
“All of the money goes
toward diabetes research, and it
stays in Mississippi, so we really
like that,” Jennifer said.
With luck, she said she hoped
that continued research would
eventually yield a cure and not
just better management of the
In the meantime, however,
Allie will continue managing
her life with the same brave
smile of which her grandmoth-
er said she was so proud.
“She's just been so, so brave,”
Peeples said. “She's really
adjusted well to all of this.
We're so proud of her.”
For more information about
the diabetes walk or to sponsor
Allie, visit http://www.firstgiv-
i ng. com/ f undr ai s er / al l i e-
‘ Di abetes’ continued from page 1
auto burglaries
continue in West Point
The West Point Police
Department is investigating a
string of auto burglaries that
have occurred in the past week.
Lee said the police have
received numerous calls regard-
ing vehicles having their win-
dows broken into to. The inci-
dents have been taking place in
the area of Commerce Street,
Travis Street and Calhoun
Street, according to Lee.
Chief Tim Brinkley said that
they believe there's “more than
one person” involved with
these burglaries and could be
related to previously reported
auto burglaries.
Brinkley said that even
though these burglaries were
frequent, residents were ignor-
ing police warnings.
“Folks are still leaving valu-
able items in their car, even
after we tell them over and
over again not to,” Brinkley
In three auto burglaries that
were reported the week of
August 19 on the east side of
town, no items of value had
been taken. However in recent
cases, items of value were
reported stolen.
“In two of the auto burglar-
ies on Travis Street, a purse
was stolen from one vehicle,”
Lee said. “Two guns were sto-
len from another.”
The guns that were stolen
were a Ruger 22 caliber semi-
automatic rifle, with a folding
gray stock and a tactical light
on it. The second gun was a
9 mm semi-automatic hand-
With these burglaries still
occurring, the police are urging
residents to take their items out
of their cars when they are not
occupying them.
Anyone one with informa-
tion on this crime, or any other
crimes, should contact the
West Point Police Department
at 494-1244 or Golden
Triangle Crime Stoppers at
‘Police’ continued from page 1 ‘Manziel’ continued from page 8
For Daily Times Leader
Mississippi State’s Maroon
Volunteer Center again is join-
ing with Volunteer Starkville
to observe the September 11
National Day of Service and
Remembrance with various
activities next week.
Titled “Serving Those Who
Served Us,” an open-to-all
appreciation event will take
place 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday
at local fire stations, as well as
the Starkville Police
Department and Oktibbeha
County Sheriff’s Office.
University organizers said
the observance is designed to
give community members the
opportunity to “serve those
who serve us” by volunteering
to wash fire trucks, clean sta-
tions, mow grass, or provide
other cleaning services that
assist local responders.
Volunteers should register
online at http://mvc.msstate.
edu/, with the first 50 signing
up to receive a 9/11 logo
Maroon Volunteer Center
representatives will be provid-
ing MSU student volunteers
with transportation to and
from the designated service
Two local Wednesday [the
11th] events also are scheduled
in remembrance of 9/11. They
n Starkville Public Library,
University Drive at
Montgomery Street, 3:30-5
p.m., “Remembering 9/11…
Story Time with Local
Heroes.” Fire, police and
emergency medical technician
responders will explain their
duties to children, followed by
a book reading and opportu-
nity to participate in a 9/11
Postcard Coloring Service
n Starkville’s Fire Station,
503 East Lampkin St., 5:30
p.m., 9/11 National Day of
Service and Remembrance
Ceremony and Awareness Fair.
Also open to all, the ceremony
begins with a tribute to local
community members in ser-
vice, as well as the victims and
heroes of the 2001 New York,
Washington D.C., and
Pennsylvania terrorist attacks.
The fair follows at 6 p.m., with
fire and police vehicles and an
ambulance on-site for children
to explore, along with face
painting and coloring activi-
Additionally at the fire sta-
tion will be an “I WILL”
Tribute Booth to provide
older participants a place to
compose thank you notes to
local heroes and veterans, and
receive information about the
first response, disaster pre-
paredness and veteran-related
organizations and services in
the community.
MSU, Starkville to host 9/11 events
Work continues on water tower
Renovations continue on the water tower on Old Tibbee Road in West Point. The tower will receive new paint and safety additions. Work is expected to be com-
plete next week. (Photo by Donna Summerall, DTL)
associated Press
BILOXI — People stood in the sand
by beachside U.S. 90 in south Mississippi
on Saturday to protest the possibility of
U.S. military action in Syria.
Most members of the state's congres-
sional delegation have said they're unde-
cided about how they'll vote on
President Barack Obama's request to
authorize a military strike against Syria.
Obama blames Syrian President
Bashar Assad for an Aug. 21 chemical
attack. The U.S., citing intelligence
reports, says sarin gas was used and
1,429 people died, including 426 chil-
dren. The Britain-based Syrian
Observatory for Human Rights, which
collects information from a network of
anti-regime activists, says it has so far
only been able to confirm 502 dead.
Glen Sandberg of Gulfport, Miss., an
85-year-old retired medical physicist,
was among the protesters holding signs
Saturday near the Biloxi Lighthouse.
He estimated 25 to 30 people partici-
pated in the anti-war rally.
Sandberg said he worries military
action in Syria could escalate into a
nuclear war.
"Perpetual war is just a dead end,"
Sandberg said. "It's putting the U.S.
into an impossible situation, making
everyone an enemy around the world."
The Biloxi event was among dozens
of anti-war gatherings across the nation
Saturday. Photos that protesters in
Biloxi posted to Facebook show people
in shorts and T-shirts, standing on the
sandy roadside and holding signs with
slogans such as "Our soldiers are not the
world police" and "No boots, no bombs,
no war on Syria."
say no US
war in Syria
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Dennis The Menace
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Confusion could cloud a decision if it’s
made too quickly. Sit on this matter for a
few days if possible. A partner might ap-
pear more cheerful than he or she has been
in a while. A boss or older relative will want
you to make certain elemental changes.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
You will be happy at home, and you won’t
feel inclined to do much of anything. You
will feel more centered than you have in a
while. Make a call to a close loved one. You
might want to invite this person over to
catch up on news.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Be more in touch with a loved one. Make
plans for the near future if possible. You
might have to put out more money than
you anticipated, but it will be worth it.
Laughter surrounds a get-together. Stay
fexible, as plans could change.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Listen to news, and honor what is occur-
ring within your immediate circle. How
you see someone could change radically, as
new information comes forward. A lot is
happening rather quickly. Know what you
need to do to make a situation work.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Make the frst effort with someone you
might have been experiencing some dis-
tance with. You might want to initiate a
conversation in order to fnd out what is
going on. Give this person what he or she
wants. Don’t blow this opportunity.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Deal with others directly. There could be a
schism in how you think and how someone
else thinks. Accept the difference, and learn
to incorporate this person’s opinions into
certain circumstances. Use care with your
money, and hold on to your wallet.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Others will respond to your gesture, but
make sure that it represents what you want
it to. You have a rare opportunity to have
fun with an older relative, yet also be sur-
rounded by friends. You’ll feel a strong
connection developing among everyone.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Be sensitive to someone’s suggestions. You
could miss something, as you might be
too absorbed in your own thoughts. Loos-
en up, and invite a friend to the movies.
When you leave the theater, you will feel as
though you’ve re-invented yourself.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Take off for a day trip with a favorite per-
son or two. Indulge in a long and leisurely
meal while exchanging your thoughts; it
will create greater give-and-take between
you. You tend to be more open when you
are out of town.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You might be forced once again to take the
lead in a situation. This role could involve
your personal or domestic life. You have a
strong sense of what is right and what is
wrong, which will help not only you, but
others as well.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You work well with ideas that have the
potential to create fascinating possibilities.
How you feel and what you do will greatly
change many peoples’ sense of what they
can do, too. Respond positively to a call
that could involve travel.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
You will enjoy spending time with your
sweetie or a dear friend, and it will seem
as though neither of you has a care in the
world. You are optimistic and willing to
take a fnancial risk. Just make sure that you
can handle a backfre.
by Jacqueline Bigar
1. Each row and column must contain
the numbers 1 through 4 without re-
2. The numbers within the heavily out-
lined set of squares, called cages, must
combine (in any order) to produce the
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
target number
in the top cor-
ner. A number
can be repeat-
ed within a cage
as long as it is
not in the same
row or column.
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Barney google & snuffy sMiTh
BeeTle Bailey
Here’s How It Works:
To solve a sudoku, the numbers
1 through 9 must fll each row,
column and box. Each number
can appear only once in each
row, column and box.
Arts & Crafts session slated
A six-weeks arts and crafts session, Adult Potpourri, will
be conducted at the Starkville Community Center beginning
Monday night with Mrs. Becky McCloud, program director,
in charge.
The class will be held each Monday from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
at the Community Center, and is sponsored by the Parks
and Recreation Department.
Enrollment in the arts and crafts session is limits, Mrs.
McCloud said. Reservations must be made prior to Monday
night in person at the Community Center. A fee to cover the
expense of materials and supplies will be charged, she added.
Crafts included in the six-weeks sessions are decoupaging,
macrame, dried fower arranging, painting, quick crafts and
Mrs. McCloud noted that the Adult Potpourri will be a
continuing program with a one week interval between six-
weeks session.
Christmas, yesterday-tomorrow is
selected by council as parade theme
Conducting their fnal meeting this year the Christmas
Parade Council, headed by Mrs. Bill Herschede, selected
“Christmas: Yesterday - Tomorrow” as the parade theme.
The council set Dec. 4 as the date for the parade which
will begin at 6:30 p.m. Deadline for foat entries in Nov. 15,
Mrs. Herschede said.
Phases of the parade such as judges, foat entries, dignitar-
ies, cars and fnances were also discussed by the Council in
their organizational meeting.
The Christmas Parade Council is under the Beautifcation
Committee of the Oktibbeha County Chamber of Com-
merce with Jack Wallace serving as committee chairman.
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