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Daily Times Leader
Today’s News . . . Tomorrow’s Trends
Serving West Point & Clay County Since 1867 Tuesday, April 23, 2013 50 cents
Inside Online
2: Community
4: Opinion
5: Lifestyles
7: Sports
8: Comics
9: Classifeds
Check out the Community Calendar
page 8
Oak Hill golf qualifes for North
State page 7
EMCC has big weekend
page 5
Community Lifestyles Sports
Sheena Baker
Daily Times Leader
An investigation swiftly got
underway Monday morning
after the Clay County Head
Start received a threatening
phone message from an
unknown caller claiming to
represent a collection agency.
Around 9 a.m., Head Start
received a call demanding to
speak with an employee, whom
the caller says owes money to
the collection agency. West
Point Chief of Police Tim
Brinkley said the caller made
the call from an out-of-state
phone number that police
believe may also be an out-of-
country number.
The caller, identified as a
male, spoke with a foreign
accent and repeatedly called
and demanded to speak to the
employee, whose name is not
being released.
“He also made references
that indicated the same thing
would happen in West Point
that happened in Boston if he
didn’t speak with (the employ-
ee),” Brinkley said. “That state-
ment implies a bomb threat
because we know the nature of
the situation in Boston.”
During one of the calls the
caller warned school officials
that if the employee did not
come to the phone the school’s
phone system communication
would be disrupted. Soon after
this warning phone lines at the
school were somewhat blocked,
which disallowed school per-
sonnel from making outgoing
calls, and some incoming calls
could not be received.
The Federal Bureau of
Investigations (FBI) is now
investigating much of this inci-
dent and is trying to determine
not only who the caller is but
how the phone lines at Head
Start were disrupted.
“The FBI indicates that
schemes of this nature are
beginning to show up in differ-
ent parts of the country,”
Brinkley said. “This is not the
first that they have heard of.”
At this time it is unclear if
this particular incident at the
Clay County Head Start is the
first threat in Mississippi relat-
ed to a supposed collection
“Even though we don’t see
it as being a viable threat, we
are forced to take threats of any
nature seriously especially
dealing with schools,” he said.
“Once the school received a
threat of a possible bomb threat
parents were notified and stu-
dents were sent home for the
remainder of the day.”
Classes will resume today at
Head Start at the regularly
scheduled time.
Investigators are trying to
determine the connection, if
any, between the employee and
a lending agency. They are also
trying to piece together exactly
how the caller obtained the
employee’s personal informa-
In light of this incident, the
West Point Police Department
is encouraging the community
to be extra cautious when giv-
ing personal information to
others, especially when the
information is given via
“There are scam artists out
there, and they’re finding more
and more ways to disrupt our
lives, and their ultimate goal is
to get in our pocketbooks so we
have to be very careful not just
about who we give our infor-
mation to but also about which
lending agencies we give our
information to,” Brinkley said.
Hazel Randle, director of
the Golden Triangle Institute of
Community Service, said she is
very appreciative of the speedy
response by the WPPD and
their diligent service in assess-
ing and managing the incident.
Local Head Start threatened
Sheena Baker
The campus was not evacuated, but the Clay County Head Start did release students early Monday
due to a threatening phone message from an unknown caller, who police are now tracking down.
Submitted Photo
Oak Hill senior Lauren Billington is getting ready to start her col-
lege career at Mississippi State this fall.
A great foundation
Oak Hill senior Lauren
Billington school, family and
a love for reading for success
By Bryan Davis
Daily Times Leader
When two of Lauren
Billington’s older brothers each
scored a 31 on their ACT in
high school, she knew she was
not going to settle for anything
less than a 32.
The Oak Hill Academy
senior came away from the test
with a score of 33.
“It’s the competitive nature I
have with my brothers that
pushed me to succeed,”
Billington said on Monday,
after a long day in the class-
room. “I first took the ACT
when I was in the seventh
grade, working with the Duke
Talent Identification Program. I
scored a 23, and I said that’s a
good start. I have five years to
work on it.”
Billington says she began
reading from the time she could
“That really helped me a lot
on vocabulary and comprehen-
sion,” Billington said.
Billington puts in many
hours studying, but classroom
work is just the beginning of an
average day.
Aside from her work with the
Anchor Club, Student
Government Association and
the National Honor Society,
Billington is a student-athlete,
now competing in track and
Her work on the basketball
court and on the track team has
gotten Billington accustomed
to long days and short rest.
“You definitely have to be
good at time management,”
Billington said. “All of the
nights I went on short sleep
have paid off.”
The 2013 Valedictorian says
that an average day at school
lasts from 7:30 in the morning
until around 5:30 in the eve-
On days she has to compete
in sports, she sometimes does
not get home until after mid-
“Then I have to do home-
work,” Billington said.
Tiring competition and sleep-
less nights do not seem to both-
er the straight A student, who
credits her teachers with much
of her success.
“Teachers like (Anne) Blair,
(Judy) Rice and (Donna)
Weathers have been instrumen-
tal,” Billington said.
Billington has been at Oak
Hill since she was in kindergar-
ten, and she says the founda-
tion that was laid for in earlier
grades set the stage for aca-
demic achievement in high
“Our teachers refuse to com-
promise,” Billington said, not-
ing that she is in OHA’s sixth
class which has increased the
school’s ACT average.“Their
standards have only increased
as the years have gone by.”
Today, Billington sits atop
$70,000 in scholarships that
she plans to use for her under-
graduate education at
Mississippi State University.
At MSU, she plans to major
in Biological Engineering, with
an emphasis in Pre-Med.
She aspires to enter medical
school after her time at MSU.
Billington is the recipient of
the Engineering Excellence
Scholarship that she received
after writing an essay on the
importance of engineering to
the world.
Billington has three brothers,
Morgan, Gary and Ross, and
she is the daughter of Bill and
Debbie Billington of West
Excel By 5 to host “Dunking Dads” competition Thursday
By Bryan Davis
Daily Times Leader
So many of today’s youth
have so few true role models to
It’s not secret that Mississippi
has one of the highest teen
pregnancy rates in the nation,
and with that comes the more
troubling situation which
involves kids having to grow
up without a quality relation-
ship with both parents.
West Point’s Excel By 5 rec-
ognizes the need for fathers to
be a strong role model for their
children, and the organization
is attempting to reach out to
fathers in the community in
order to make them more pro-
active in their kids’ lives.
On Thursday, Excel By 5
will host the 2013 All-Star
“Dunking Dads” B-Ball
Classic, a 4-on-4 basketball
tournament where the dads will
be encouraged to go from being
players on the court to becom-
ing key players in their chil-
dren’s lives.
The event will run from 5
p.m., wrapping up at 7:30, and
it will be at the West Point High
School basketball gymnasium.
Snacks will be provided, and
door prizes will be given out. A
donation of $2 is the admission.
According to research,
fathers are primarily looked
upon as the breadwinners or
economic providers for chil-
dren, but there is a growing
need for fathers to take on a
deeper role when it comes to
their kids.
Accessibility, engagement
and responsibility are three
main ways in which a father
can influence his child in a
positive manner.
Engagement is when fathers
have direct contact with their
children. Many fathers are
close to their children geo-
graphically, but often that is
where the relationship ends.
Excel By 5 believes that
See ‘Dads’ page 3
Sheena Baker
Election Commissioner Darrellene Fulgham trains a group of poll
workers Monday, two weeks before the May 7 Primary Election.
Poll worker training
By Sheena Baker
Daily Times Leader
Dozens of seasoned poll
workers gathered Monday at
City Hall to freshen up their
election management skills
during their Municipal Election
poll worker training session.
Led by Municipal Election
Commissioner Darrellene
Fulgham, the training session
provided poll workers with the
tools they need to ensure this
year’s city election runs
smoothly as possible.
One lesson poll workers
learned about conducting the
election is the rule associated
with candidates’ poll watchers.
Fulgham said poll workers
must check all poll watchers to
ensure that poll watchers don’t
arrive May 7 at the Civic wear-
ing campaign t-shirts, hats, but-
tons or any other gear that
endorses a certain candidate.
Poll watchers who arrive with
campaign attire on will be
stopped at the Civic door by the
bailiff and will not be allowed
Fulgham said each candi-
date is allowed to have one poll
watcher, who must not use cell
phones inside the Civic on
election day and must not delay
voters by standing at the sign-
in table collecting names.
Candidates also have the option
of being his or her own poll
watcher but must not commu-
nicate with anyone inside the
Civic that day.
Another item brought up
during Monday’s training was
See ‘Poll’ page 3
Daily Times Leader Page 2 • Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Special to the
Daily Times Leader
STARKVILLE, --A half-day
mental health workshop Friday
[April 26] at Mississippi State
will focus on mental illness
issues among young adults.
“Serious Mental Illness in
the Emerging Adult: Challenges
and Solutions” is the title of the
free program being co-spon-
sored by the university’s
Longest Student Health Center
and Mississippi Department of
Mental Health.
Registration will begin at
7:30 a.m., with sessions start-
ing at 8 a.m. in McComas Hall
main theater. Three one-hour
sessions will feature several
nationally known speakers,
--Dr. Jerald Kay, professor
and chair for the psychiatry
department in the Boonshoft
School of Medicine and the
Fredrick A. White Distinguished
Professor at Wright State
University in Dayton, Ohio;
--Jennifer Tanner, visiting
assistant research professor
with the Institute for Health,
Health Care Policy and Aging
Research at Rutgers University
and co-chair of the Society for
the Study of Emerging
Adulthood; and
--Dr. Vinod Srihair, associate
professor with the psychiatry
department at Yale University
and director, Specialized
Treatment Early in Psychosis.
A question-and-answer panel
session will conclude the work-
While designed primarily for
mental health professionals
interested in receiving continu-
ing education, the event also
may appeal to students, faculty
and general public members
interested in mental health
Dr. Nathalie Lara, staff psy-
chiatrist and clinical director
with MSU’s Student Counseling
Services, is workshop coordi-
nator. She said organizers hope
the program will help enhance
a general awareness about the
serious mental health issues
that affect young adults.
Specifically, she added, the
workshop will address how to
differentiate between normal
and abnormal development,
challenges of mental health
care in college settings, and the
importance of early identifica-
tion and intervention of psy-
chotic illnesses.
For more information about
the event or request special
assistance relating to a disabil-
ity, contact Kim Kavalsky at
edu or 662-325-2091.
For more information about
Mississippi State University,
Workshop to address mental illness in young adults
All “Community Announce-
ments” are published as
a community 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 announce-
ments will be taken over
the telephone. Announce-
ments submitted after noon
will not be published for the
next day’s paper. To submit
announcements, email
• 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 cor-
dially invited to attend.
• 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
• Compassionate Friends
Families who have experi-
enced the death of a child are
invited to attend The
Compassionate Friends
meeting at 6:30 p.m. the sec-
ond Tuesday of each month,
at North Mississippi Medical
Center-West Point, 835
Medical Center Drive. The
mi ssi on of The
Compassionate Friends is to
assist families toward resolv-
ing grief following the death
of a child of any age and to
help others be supportive.
Bereaved parents, siblings,
grandparents 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)
• 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
• 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.
• 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
benefit from this free deliv-
ery service, call 494-3322
before 8 a.m. the morning of
the deliveries.
• WPHS Class of 2003
The website for the class
reunion for the WPHS Class
of 2003, 10 year reunion has
been created. Please visit
to view it. Sign up for the
site by searching for your
name under the classmate
profile tab and creating a
profile. Create your profile
and you will be granted
access to the site by a mem-
ber of the planning commit-
tee. 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.
• The Academy of
Performing Arts
located at the North
Mississipppi Medical Center-
West Point Wellness Canter is
now enrolling for the fall ses-
sion. Classes begin August 13
in ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz,
lyrical, tumbling, musical the-
atre and voice. Semester will
run for four months and cul-
minate with a Christmas recit-
al in December. For more
information, email betty@ or call (662) 494-
• Welding and Carpentry
EMCC Workforce Services is
offering Welding and
Carpentry classes two nights a
week from 5 – 9 p.m. Please
contact Mitzi Thompson at
• Grief Support Group
Christ United Methodist
Church is providing support
for grieving families with a
Grief Support Group who will
meet Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
• 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 class-
es are sponsored 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.
• 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 infor-
• 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.
• 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.
• GED classes
Free GED classes at Bryan
Public Library on Tuesday
and Wednesday each week,
4:30 - 7:30. These are spon-
sored by the Adult Basic
Education department of East
MS Community College.
Please call 243- 1985 to regis-
ter for free classes.
• 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 lov-
ing foster parents. For more
information call Karen Ward
at 494-8987.
• Lodge Breakfast
West Point Masonic Lodge
No. 40 will have a breakfast
the frst Saturday of each
month from 5”30-8:30 a.m.
The public is invited.
• REPM Meeting
The Clay County Unit of
Retired Education Personnel
of Mississippi, will meet at 2
p.m. in the Esther Pippen
Meeting Room of the Bryan
Public Library. J.W.
Chrestman from Alert
Guardian will be guest speak-
er. All members and prospec-
tive members are invited to
attend. Membership in REPM
is open to all retired persons
from the Mississippi schools.
For more information call
President Ella Seay 494-8323
or Vice President Robbie
Bryant 494-4129.
April and May
Declutter for a Cause
As you spring clean, donate
items to Oak Hill Academy
for the upcoming giant yard
sale. Drop off items on all
Fridays in April and May 3,10
& 17 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM
at the OHA Band Hall build-
ing. Furniture, Holiday items,
Baby items, Toys, Lamps,
Household items, etc. NO
ACCEPTED!!! Proceed will
go toward updating our secu-
rity on campus. Call 295-
0461 or 574-5959 for more
Thursday, April 4-25
• Childbirth Class
North Mississippi Medical
Center-West Point will offer a
prepared childbirth class for
expectant parents from 6:30-
8:30 p.m. Thursdays, April
Instructors cover a wide vari-
ety of topics including relax-
ation techniques, prenatal
care, labor and delivery, pain
relief measures, breast-feed-
ing and infant care. The fee is
To register or for more infor-
mation, call (662) 495-2292
or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-
Tuesday, April 23 &
• Pre K and Kindergarten
Pre K registration will be
April 23 from 3-6 p.m. at the
Catherine Bryan campus.
Kindergarten registration
will be April 25 from 3 - 6
p.m. at East Side
Thursday, April 25
• Oak Hill Student Play
Students at Oak Hill
Academy will perform the
play “Nana’s Naughtly
Knickers” by Katherine
DiSavion Thursday, April
25th and Friday, April 26th at
7 pm in the school gym.
Admission is Adults $8 and
Students $5.
• Dad’s Event
Dads are invited to come to
the West Point High School
North Gymnasium on April
25 for Excel by 5’s Dad’s
The purpose of this event is
to provide an opportunity for
Dads of all ages of the West
Point community to come
together for fellowship and
-If they are a teen dad they
can get support from the WP
School District and Excel by
5 to stay in school and gradu-
ate in order to be a stable
and supportive dad for their
-To provide Dad Parenting
Tips that encourage and sup-
port them to be the best Dad
they can be
The keynote speaker will be
Mario Willis, Principal of
West Point High School
Fellowship time will include
a “Dunking Dads” B-Ball
Classic 4 on 4, door prizes,
and concession stand
Friday, April 26
• Friday Night Jams
Hosted by the West Point/
Clay County Arts Council,
the Friday Night Jam session
will be from 7-9:30pm at the
Parks and Recreation
Building in Marshall Park.
This is a free, family-friend-
ly event, where no smoking
or alcohol is allowed, but
people are welcome to bring
refreshments to share. For
more information contact
• NAACP Meeting
The Clay County Unit of the
NAACP will hold its general
meeting at The Resource
Outreach Hope Center at 941
South Eshman Avenue at
5:30 p.m. All members are
advised to be on time.
Saturday, April 27
• Spring Sing
Free Praise and Worship
Center is sponsoring a Spring
Sing with all proceeds donat-
ed to Sally Kate Winter
Family Services at 6 p.m. at
Community Counseling
Services Gym. Seven differ-
ent groups will be singing.
$10 at the door and children
12 and under free.
Sunday, April 28
• Music in the Park
“Our Children’s Voices” will
feature the Dynasty perfor-
mance group from West
Point High School and the
Raider Rhythm from Oak
Hill Academy . Sponsored by
the West Point/Clay County
Arts Council, this free event
will begin at 3pm. For more
information contact 494-
• Night Sunday School
The Church House of Refuge
Community Calendar
Jean Clardy
Jean Clardy age 58, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013,
at North Mississippi Medical Center, in West Point.
Jean Clardy was born October 16, 1954, in Oktibbeha
County to the late Gloria Tyler Wells and Oneal Jones. She
was a waitress working for the Tin Lizzie, Main Street
Market, the Windmill and Moore’s Restaurants. She was of
Baptist faith. Jean Jones Clardy married Terrell Mannon
Clardy March 19, 1969.
A graveside gathering is Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 11
a.m. with Brother Jim Sallee officiating at McPherson
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point was entrusted with
primary arrangements.
Survivors include her husband Mannon Clardy, two
daughters, Angel Brand (Ricky), Nikki Hightower (Jimmy)
all of West Point, six grandchildren Jessica Parker, Drake
Parker, Jacob Hawkins, Matt Brand, Brenna Collier and John
Eaves, two sisters, Rose Adkisson of West Point and Renee
Wilson of Cedar Bluff, step-sister, Amy Dees of Columbus,
one brother, Dennis Jones of Cedar Bluff.
Friends and family may gather at the graveside Thursday,
April 25, 2013, at 10:45 a.m. at McPherson Cemetery on
47. Friends may send flowers or food to the family resi-
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfu-
Perry Lewis Evans Sr.
Perry Lewis Evans Sr., age 66 passed away Thursday,
April 18, 2013, at his home.
Funeral services are Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 11 a.m.
from Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel with the Rev.
Lonnie Snow Jr., officiating.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Tommy Rushing
Tommy Rushing age 75 of West Point, passed away
Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Community Hospice- Darlington
Oaks of Verona,
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will
be announced at a later date.
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of
See ‘Calendar’ page 3
Daily Times Leader Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • Page 3
Tonishai Shaffer
Sunrise, September 22, 1982
Sunset, March 18, 2013
We the family of the late Tonishai Shaffer would like
to express our appreciation for your phone calls, visits,
flowers, cards, food, prayers, words of comfort, and all
other acts of kindness during our time of bereavement.
May God Bless each of you,
The Shaffer, Vance and Jefferson Families
Julia, Evern, Javon, Javaris,
Jarques, and Tyonna
City Hall will be open
Saturday, April 27,
8:00 a.m. until
12:00 p. m.
for absentee voting.
Church Calendar
All “Church Announcements” are
published as a community 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 announce-
ments will be taken over the telephone.
Announcements submitted after noon
will not be published for the next day’s
paper. To submit announcements,
• 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 benefit from this free
delivery service, call 494-3322
before 8 a.m. the morning of the
Monday April 22-24
• Revival
New St. Peter M.B. Church is
having Spring Revival at 7 p.m.
Guest speaker is the Rev. Kelly
Martin of Concord M.B. Church.
Monday April 24-26
• Spring Revival
Pleasant Ridge M.B. Church
wishes to invite everyone to join
them for Spring Revival at 7
p.m. Guest speaker is the Rev.
Thomas Rogers of Josey Creek
M.B. Church of Starkville.
Saturday April 25
• Moms in Prayer
Janet Mackert, USA Regional
Director of Moms in Prayer
International - Southeast (www. is preparing
for the Mississippi Group Leader
Session to be held in Starkville.
She will be at Northside Christian
Church at 4 p.m. for more infor-
mation call 494-5210.
Saturday April 27
• Usher Appreciation
Union Star M.B. Church is hav-
ing its annual Usher Appreciation
Program at 3 p.m.
Sunday April 28
• Church Clean-up
Mt. Hermon M.B. Church will
hold its Church Clean-up event
on April 27 in preparation for the
church’s 145th anniversary.
• Men’s and Women’s Day
Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church is
having its Men’s and Women’s
Day program at 3 p.m. Guest
speaker is James A Greenlaw of
Providence M.B. Church.
• Night Sunday School
The Church House of Refuge
Family Worship center will have
their annual Night Sunday
School at 6 p.m. The public is
invited to attend.
• Pastor’s Aide Program
Walker Grove M.B. Church is
having a Pastor’s Aide Program
at 3 p.m. Guest speaker is
Associate Minister Gary
Tuesday April 30
• Sisterhood Ministry
Gospel Temple M.B. Church is
having its Sisterhood Ministry at
6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
Everyone is invited to come and
be blessed.
Wednesday, May 1
• Spiritual Enrichment Revival
Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church is
having a Spiritual Enrichment
Revival at 7 p.m. Guest speaker
is the Rev. Donald Anderson of
Fountain Head M.B. Church.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Wednesday, May 1-3
• Usher Crusade
Upper Prairie Creek M.B.
Church is hosting an Usher
Crusade each night at 7 p.m.
Guest speaker is the Rev.
Anthony Macintosh of Mt. Bell
M.B. Church of Louisville.
Everyone is invited to attend.
• Revival
Progress St. Church of God
wishes to cordially invite every-
one to their anointed and soul
winning revival at 7 p.m. Guest
speaker is Chaplain Mitchel
Friday, May 3-5
• Homecoming Celebration
On May 3, Mt. Hermon M.B.
Church will kick off its
Homecoming celebration with a
“Meet and Greet” in the Mt.
Hermon parking lot, weather
permitting (otherwise in the Mt.
Hermon fellowship hall). On
May 4, at 8:30 a.m., there will be
the 25th annual Prayer Breakfast.
Later that day, there will be the
“Blue and White Evening” in the
fellowship hall. The events will
climax on Sunday at 11 a.m.,
with worship.
Sunday, May 19
• Church Anniversary
The Church House of Refuge
Family Worship Center will be
celebrating their 11th Church
Anniversary on Sunday May 19,
2013 at 3:00 p.m. The guest
speaker will be Pastor Donald
Wesley of Mt. Pisgah Tibbee.
The public is invited.
Family Worship center will
have their annual Night
Sunday School April 28, 2013
at 6:00 p.m. The public is
invited to attend.
Monday, April 29
• Degree Conferred
Pheba Masonic Lodge No.
565 will confer an Entered
Apprentice at 7 p.m. The
degree will be conferred at
West Point Masonic Lodge
No. 40. All Entered
Apprentice, Fellowcraft and
Master Masons are urged to
Friday, May 3-4
• Community Clean-up
The West Point/Clay County
Growth Alliance and the City
of West Point will be holding
a City-Wide Recycling Day
on May 3 and a City-Wide
Clean-up Day on May 4.
Saturday, May 4
• NAACP Banquet
The Clay County Unit of the
NAACP is hosting its 39th
annual Freedom Fund
Banquet at 7 p.m. at the M.I.
and College. This years
theme is “Acknowledging the
Challenges Before Us.”
• Community Clean Up
Volunteers are need to help
make West Point more beau-
tiful for prospective industry,
visitors and just in general
for those of us who call it
home. From 9 a.m. - noon,
groups and individuals can
help make West Point shine.
Show up or contact the
Growth Alliance to sign up
your organization by calling
Friday, May 10-11
• Relay for Life
Join the fight against cancer
on May 10 and 11 with Relay
for Life of Clay County.
Events kick off on May 10 at
6 p.m., with a walk for cancer
survivors. There will be a 5K.
Those interested can sign up
at Events
should continue through until
about midnight. For more
i nf or mat i on, vi s i t
Community Calendar Continued
Special to the
Daily Times Leader
Steve Taylor is the new exec-
utive director of Mississippi
State’s Center for Distance
For more than 25 years,
Taylor has been a part of the
faculty and administration at
the university, a place he
planned to work for just a few
“When I came here in August
1987, I said, ‘I’m going to stay
here 5 years just to see what the
Deep South is like,”’ Taylor
said. “Then, this place became
home; I’m a Mississippian.”
A Virginia Tech University
doctoral graduate, Taylor came
to the MSU campus as an assis-
tant professor of management
before he later became an
administrator. Taylor said he
always enjoys working directly
with students, as well as lead-
ing the teams of people who
interact with them.
“The roles are so fundamen-
tally different,” he explained.
“The priorities aren’t different
because they’re always educa-
tion, but the way in which you
approach that priority is so dif-
While students and his
research received primary
focus as a classroom leader, his
administrative role requires
him to be a supporter and pro-
vide faculty the tools they need
to educate students and facili-
tate research.
The veteran educator said
this new opportunity to lead the
team responsible for operating
the institution’s extensive
online instructional program is
both exciting and rewarding.
“In the Center for Distance
Education, we have a rare
opportunity in our careers
because we are building some-
thing that will impact this uni-
versity for decades,” Taylor
said. “We’re building the foun-
dation on which distance edu-
cation is going to grow, and
that’s exciting.”
He praised center colleagues
already in place who have con-
tinually worked to expand and
enhance online programming.
“This staff really is commit-
ted,” he emphasized. “They are
extremely concerned about stu-
dents’ education. They know
that our job is to support the
departments and the faculty,
and they’re among the biggest
reasons distance education is
growing so fast on this cam-
Learn more about MSU dis-
tance education opportunities
Taylor now leading MSU Distance Ed Center
Special to the
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STARKVILLE, -- Officials
at Mississippi State are inviting
Magnolia State community
leaders to participate in a two-
and-a-half day interactive
workshop designed to enhance
skills for addressing common
municipal issues and challeng-
Registration for the 2013
YourTown workshop continues
through Wednesday [April 24].
Taking place May 15-17 at
Lake Tiak O’Khata in
Louisville, the workshop has
up to 36 seats available for
interested municipal officials,
chamber of commerce and eco-
nomic development representa-
tives, and local volunteers.
YourTown registration may
be completed via the
“Programs” link at http://www.
Now in its fourth year being
sponsored by the university, the
YourTown training program is
organized by MSU’s John C.
Stennis Institute of Government
and Community Development.
“We bring local community
activists together to take a
broader look at what economic
development is and how they
can enhance economic devel-
opment efforts in their towns,”
said Joe Fratesi, project direc-
“We’ll cover a variety of top-
ics, from planning to historic
preservation to downtown revi-
talization, arts and culture, and
natural resources so they can
see how the local community
can utilize these avenues to
make it better,” he added.
Research associate Jeremy
Murdock said participants will
learn about asset-based devel-
opment from a variety of plan-
ning and design experts.
Sessions will be led by repre-
sentatives of the Mississippi
Arts Commission, Mississippi
Development Authority and
Mississippi Department of
Archives and History, among
“Engagement, partnership,
collaboration: We’re here to
engage local communities and
provide them access to the
resources here on campus --
faculty, staff and students -- to
help them enhance economic
development,” Fratesi said.
“We’re engaging communities
to show them how to make
themselves better products by
After YourTown participants
apply the concepts they’ve
learned in hands-on exercises,
they will conclude with group
presentations to share what
they’ve learned from the train-
Also, Mississippi Municipal
League members may receive
three elective credits for par-
“We’ll have a collection of
resource personnel in one room
at the same time; it’s a huge
benefit to the people who
come,” Murdock said. “We
focus on what every small-
town community in Mississippi
sees, has seen or will see.”
For more information, con-
tact Fratesi at 662-325-6703 or
“Yourtown” registration continues through April 24
Daily Times Leader Page 4 • Tuesday, April 23, 2013
One recent morning,
86-year-old Evelyne Lois
Such was sitting at her kitch-
en table in Denver when the
phone rang. She didn’t recog-
nize the phone number or the
deep voice on the other end of
the line. “He asked if I was a
senior, and I said yes, and he
said we are sending out all
new Medicare cards and I
want to make sure I have all
of your statistics correct,”
Such recounts.
At first, the caller didn’t
seem too fishy; he started by
running through her address
and phone number, just to
make sure they were right.
But then he read off a series
of numbers and asked if it was
her bank routing number. “I
didn’t know really at the time
whether it was or not, but I
just said no. He said, well
could you give it to me so I’ll
have it correctly, and I said,
well I’m not so sure about
that. And he started to say
something and I hung up.”
When the scammer tried
calling her a second time, she
hung up immediately, scrib-
bled down the number from
her caller ID and dialed
Medicare to report the scam.
“I kind of thought it was
funny at first, and then I
thought, you know, how dare
they?” says Such. “There are
some seniors who aren’t well
and don’t think as well as they
used to, and it just made me
angry that they would be vic-
timized like this.”
Law enforcement agencies
are reporting an increase in
these sorts of health insurance
scams across the country.
Many of the fraudsters seem
to be preying on the public’s
confusion over the massive
changes taking place in the
nation’s health care system.
Seniors are often targets --
they’re more likely to be
home to answer the phone,
and they tend to have retire-
ment savings that scammers
hope to tap. But they aren’t
the only victims: The federal
government received nearly
83,000 complaints of “impos-
ter scams” last year—up 12
percent from the year
before.“America’s rife with
health scams,” says James
Quiggle, communications
director at the Coalition
Against Insurance Fraud in
Washington, D.C. “Crooks
are offering fake health cover-
age, stripped down policies
masquerading as real cover-
age. They’re also selling …
fake Obamacare coverage,”
he explains.
Recent polls have found
that well over half of
Americans say they still don’t
understand how the new
health law will affect them.
“Crooks are playing on that
confusion. Confusion is a
crook’s best friend,” says
“Fraudsters are as attuned
to what’s going on in the news
as anybody else,” says Lois
Greisman, who runs the divi-
sion of marketing practices at
the Federal Trade
Commission. “Before Katrina
hit land, websites were up
soliciting funds to help vic-
tims of Katrina. This is not a
surprise; this is par for the
course.” A program as vast as
the health care overhaul
makes for a dangerous twist
on the regular scams, she
Greisman and her team are
working to take down the
scams as quickly as possible,
but there is an endless num-
ber; scammers range from
just your average amateur
looking to make a quick buck,
to well-organized crime rings
that mass-produce fraud.
“The first line of defense is
don’t take a call from out of
the blue from anyone who’s
offering to help you navigate
the new health care market,”
cautions Greisman. “Those
kinds of cold calls just
shouldn’t take place, same
thing with an unsolicited
email, an unsolicited text.”
Many people see through
those sorts of simple scams,
says Sally Hurme, an elder
law attorney at AARP. “But
even if one in a thousand falls
for the scam and gives up info
or agrees to send information
off to who knows where,
they’ve made [the scammer’s]
day. That’s what their job is,”
says Hurme. As the Affordable
Care Act ramps up, the coun-
try is likely to see more fre-
quent insurance scams, and
they’re likely to get more
sophisticated, she adds.
Savvy senior Evelyne Lois
Such offers this advice for
others who get a suspicious
call: “Don’t answer too quick-
ly. Think about the answer
you give them and what
they’re asking.” And never
give up any personal or finan-
cial information over the
Better yet? Just hang up.
California school and
health care leaders have
joined ranks with officials
from other states urging
Congress to put money behind
an idea with widespread but
underfunded support: health
care centers based in schools.
Tom Torlakson, California’s
state Superintendent of Public
Instruction, and 18 superin-
tendents from school districts
across the state added their
names to a letter delivered to
Congress asking for $50 mil-
lion in federal funding.
The letter, sent to Sen. Tom
Harkin (D-Iowa) and Rep. Jack
Kingston (R-Ga.) -- chairs of
the Senate and House
Appropriations Subcommittees
on Labor, Health and Human
Services, Education and
Related Agencies -- is signed
by nearly 75 education and
health leaders from several
states and the National
Assembly on School-Based
Health Care.
Officials at the California
School Health Centers
Association estimate
California’s share, if the money
were approved for the 2014
budget, would be about $8 mil-
Nationally, almost 2,000
school-based health centers
provide primary care, mental
health care, counseling, family
outreach and chronic illness
management. The centers
“serve as a vital access point
for primary and mental health
care for students who other-
wise would go without,”
according to the letter from the
National Assembly on School-
Based Health Care.
In Step With Long-Term
Reform Goals
Serena Clayton, executive
director of the California
School Health Centers
Association, said government
support for school-based health
centers makes sense because
delivery methods and goals
match up closely with those in
the Affordable Care Act.
“We really think this is in
line with long-term goals for
the larger concept of health
care reform,” Clayton said.
“The push right now is
toward getting everybody
insured, but the bigger picture
of making low-cost preventive
services available, encouraging
healthy habits and getting peo-
ple to take active part in their
own health -- school-based
health centers are exactly that.
Part of the bigger goal of
reform is to take health care
services to where people are --
to places where people can
address the risks of obesity and
encourage physical activity.
Schools are the perfect places
for that,” Clayton said.
Although school-based
health centers are encouraged
in the Affordable Care Act, and
there appears to be widespread,
bipartisan support for the con-
cept, national proponents are
leery of leaning too heavily on
the reform connection.
“We’re trying to be very
careful about messaging this as
not a function of the Affordable
Care Act, but as an ongoing
campaign to strengthen com-
munity safety nets,” said John
Schlitt, vice president for poli-
cy and government affairs at
the National Assembly of
School-Based Health Care.
“It’s very hard to assess the
mood in Washington,” Schlitt
said. “It’s very challenging to
be asking for new dollars in
this fiscal environment, but
I’ve been involved in trying to
get funding for health care one
way or another since 1989 and
I can tell you there’s never a
good time to ask Congress for
money. You have to do it
though,” Schlitt said.
Schlitt said anecdotal reports
from several parts of the coun-
try suggest elected officials --
Republicans and Democrats --
who visit school-based health
centers almost always come
away impressed and talking
like supporters.
“However, transferring that
verbal support into votes is a
different, difficult matter,”
Schlitt said.
Senate budget discussions
are underway. Schlitt said pro-
ponents expect to hear soon if
the funding will be included in
a budget proposal.
What California Could Get
With $8 Million
About 200 school-based
health care centers are up and
running in California at various
levels, ranging from a part-time
nurse on campus to a full-
blown health center offering
primary care for students and
their families. Legislation
passed in 2006 and 2008 and
signed by Gov. Arnold
Schwarzenegger (R) created
the framework for health clin-
ics in public schools. But so far,
there is no state money desig-
nated for school-based clinics.
California School Health
Centers Association officials
hope to change that, but for
right now, attention is turned to
toward securing federal fund-
With its share of $8 million
in federal funding, California
School Health Centers
Association officials said the
state could do one of the fol-
lowing (or some combination
of multiple efforts):
• Provide medical care to 32
uninsured patients each week at
160 school-based centers for a
total of almost 250,000 addi-
tional visits per year;
• Hire mental health clini-
cians at 100 school-based cen-
ters to provide therapy, includ-
ing crisis, grief, and long-term
counseling, to uninsured stu-
dents, reaching 15,000 students
each year;
• Provide 120 school-based
outreach and enrollment spe-
cialists to help more than
100,000 students and family
members sign up for insurance;
• Hire youth program facili-
tators at 120 school-based cen-
ters to lead school-wide efforts
to build a healthy school cli-
mate, prevent and address vio-
lence, and promote positive
youth development.
Sacramento Lobbying Also
on Agenda
Stakeholders say California
has a strong national presence
in school-based health center
efforts with clinics in many
districts and a robust well-
staffed office at the California
School Health Centers
Association based in Oakland.
But what California lacks --
and some other states have -- is
a steady funding source.
“California has no state fund-
ing for school health centers,
whereas a lot of other states --
New York, Oregon and others
-- do have a steady state fund-
ing stream,” Clayton said. “We
hope to establish that funding
mechanism here,” Clayton
Clayton hopes proponents
can take advantage of
California’s new, brighter fiscal
outlook and get funding for the
two bills passed several years
ago -- AB 2560 and SB 564 --
as well as for a new bill in the
Legislature now -- AB 174 by
Assembly member Rob Bonta
(D-Oakland). Bonta’s bill
would create a program for
school-based mental health ser-
vices for California students
affected by traumatic events or
violence in their communities.
“We have this package of
three bills now that we believe
create a solid program,”
Clayton said.
She said $10 million in fund-
ing “is a reasonable starting
place for a state that isn’t exact-
ly flush. With $10 million,
there are some significant
things that could be done.”
Assembly member Holly
Mitchell (D-Los Angeles),
chair of the Assembly Budget
Subcommittee on Health and
Human Services, believes
school-based health centers
make sense in California and
deserve funding.
“I think that as we talk about
the Affordable Care Act rollout
and look back at what we’ve
learned about the delivery of
health care, school-based health
centers meet all the criteria –
they’re community based,
trusted and they provide a good
point of access for the health
Mitchell said California’s
new fiscal situation after voters
approved a sales tax increase
last fall presents an opportunity
for the Legislature to reconsid-
er spending options.
“I think now we’re in a place
where we can talk about estab-
lishing a list of priorities and
begin figuring out how much
each item on the list might
cost,” Mitchell said.
Mitchell said “the figure of
$10 million is a reasonable
place to start the conversation”
about school-based health cen-
Clayton said California
advocates will continue lobby-
ing for federal and state money.
“Our sense is if we get any-
thing at either level it will be
amazing,” Clayton said.
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School-based health center
proponents lobby for funding
Seniors get hung up in health care scams
A Mississippi baseball man-
ager one with an acknowledged
background that included less
than progressive racial views
early in his life played a pivotal
role in bringing the first black
player to America s pastime.
The number one movie in
America this week is 42: The
Jackie Robinson Story, a marvel-
ous film that chronicles the icon-
ic baseball player s struggle to
climb from the old Negro
Leagues to become the first
African-American to break the
color barrier in Major League
Baseball. The movie makes note
of the Mississippi minor league
manager named Robert Clay
The film is at once disturbing
and inspiring. There are moments
captured from Robinson s life
that communicate the sheer
unfairness that the unwritten rule
of the color line in baseball
embodied in which talented ath-
letes aren t allow to compete
based solely on the color of their
There are also moments cap-
tured in the film that focus a
bright light on the depth and
breadth of snarling racism that
existed not merely in the South,
but all over the country in the
post-World War II days when
African-American soldiers, sail-
ors and airmen returned home to
face the same social and in some
cases legal barriers that existed
before the war.
But the film also provided a
small window into a Mississippi
connection to Robinson s jour-
ney to the Baseball Hall of Fame
at Cooperstown. Alerted to the
connection from retired
Mississippi State University vice
president Roy Ruby, I asked
MSU News Editor Sammy
McDavid our reliable institution-
al memory and a really fine jour-
nalist of the old school to
research the facts surrounding
Robinson s relationship with
Mississippi native Clay Hopper
that is portrayed in the movie.
McDavid s research revealed
that prior to joining the Brooklyn
Dodgers on April 15, 1947,
Robinson played in Canada for
the minor league Montreal
Royals. His manager there was
Mississippian Clay Hopper.
Hopper was a three-year letter-
man in the mid-1920s at
Mississippi A&M College (now
MSU). His first year at State was
1924, when Coach C.R. Dudy
Noble won the last of the school
s six Southern Intercollegiate
Athletic Association champion-
After college, Hopper played
minor league baseball around the
country and eventually became a
baseball manager. That s where
Hopper s life intersected with
Brooklyn Dodgers general man-
ager Branch Rickey s plans to
propel Robinson toward break-
ing the color barrier in the major
Rickey hired Hopper in 1946
to manage the Dodgers Triple-A
farm club the Montreal Royals.
McDavid s research turned up
this account of the hire from the
book Baseball s Pivotal Era,
1945-1951 (University of
Kentucky Press, 1999), in which
author William Marshall recounts
Salter: “42” has
Mississippi connection
See ‘42’ page 8
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East Mississippi Community
College inducted 43 students
into the National Technical
Honor Society April 11 at its
Golden Triangle campus.
NTHS is a nationwide orga-
nization which recognizes
excellence in community col-
lege career-technical programs.
The list of inductees appears
National Technical Honor
Elizabeth Cummings presi-
dent (West Point)
Clifford Robinson vice presi-
dent (Maben)
Chelsea Cernigliaro secre-
tary (Shannon)
Kimberly King treasurer
Gail Bardwell (Columbus)
Audrey Bishop (Starkville)
Amanda Brownl ee
Yolanda Bryant (Columbus)
Travis Cowart (West Point)
Jacob Crow (Mathiston)
Phi l l i p Cummi ngs
Mandy Davis (Houston)
Latisha Duck (Starkville)
Adam Eubanks (Louisville)
Ethan Ewing (Macon)
Jessica Floyd (Weir)
Anna Franks (Sturgis)
Michael Gable (West Point)
Jeffrey Jones (Starkville)
Monica Koehn (Starkville)
Tad McConahie (Columbus)
Brian Mims (Columbus)
Chalisa Moore (Indianola)
Vonetta Moore (Caledonia)
James Mullis (Columbus)
Kristy Pace (Crawford)
Bobby Pate (Mantee)
Jacob Pieri (Eupora)
Marvin Poe (Starkville)
Anna Price (Maben)
Jennifer Price (Columbus)
Shannan Rhodes (Hamilton)
Ebony Ross (Columbus)
Dana Smith (Prairie)
Billy Snider (Caledonia)
Macy Stafford (Columbus)
Richard Suber (Ackerman)
Daniel Teeter (Starkville)
Adam Varsel (Kosciusko)
Thomas West (Eupora)
Andre’ White (DeKalb)
Kelsey Wicks (Caledonia)
Caitlyn Woods (Maben)
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East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus recently inducted 53 students into Phi Theta
Kappa, the nationwide community college honor society. Overall, 100 EMCC students were in-
ducted during the spring semester.
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East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus recently inducted 47 students into
Phi Theta Kappa, the nationwide community college honor society. Overall, 100 EMCC students
were inducted during the spring semester.
Special to the
Daily Times Leader
East Mississippi Community
College has been awarded Five
Star status, once again, by the
nationwide academic honor
society for community colleg-
At the Phi Theta Kappa
Regional Hallmark Awards for
the Mississippi/Louisiana
region, held in March at
Northeast Mississippi
Community College, EMCC’s
Scooba chapter was awarded
Five Star Chapter status based
on the number and type of
activities undertaken by the
“These students are to be
commended for their efforts in
the classroom, on campus and
in their communities,” said
Scooba campus PTK advisor
Janet Briggs, who received the
Bennie Warren Distinguished
Advisor Award during the
regional conference. “They’re
our top academic representa-
tives, but also our campus lead-
ers. And they’ll be our leaders
of tomorrow in their respective
Twenty-two of the 48 chap-
ters in the PTK’s Mississippi/
Louisiana region earned Five
Star status for 2013.
In addition to the Five Star
ranking, the Scooba chapter
was also recognized as a Top
Five Chapter for the College
Project, Top Ten Chapter for
the Honors Study Topic, Top
Ten Most Distinguished
Chapter and student Chance
Broom of Columbia was named
to the Order of the Golden Key.
To maintain its Five Star sta-
tus, the Scooba PTK must
maintain its event schedule and
student participation. The
EMCC Golden Triangle cam-
pus chapter of PTK earned One
Star status at the regional con-
ference following its first year
of participation in PTK’s Five
Star Chapter Development
Students from the Golden
Triangle and Scooba campuses
inducted this spring into PTK
EMCC Phi Theta Kappa chapters earn honors, induct new members
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Samantha Ellzey of Starkville accepts the Microbiology Award from English instructor Marilyn Ford,
wife of microbiology instructor Eric Ford, at the East Mississippi Community College Golden Tri-
angle campus Awards program Thursday.
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MAYHEW – East Mississippi
Community College recog-
nized outstanding students
April 11 during its annual
Golden Triangle campus
Awards Day program. Award
winners were chosen by
instructors as exemplary stu-
Dr. Paul Miller is vice presi-
dent of the Golden Triangle
“Every year, we take an
afternoon to recognize students
whose hard work, effort and
dedication has made them the
best of the best in academic and
career-technical classes,”
Miller said.
“One of the things that makes
Awards Day special is that you
see the personal connections
between our instructors and
students. Instructors announce
the names of their award recip-
ients and, for some of them,
that’s not enough. Some
instructors also tell a story.
“They may tell the audience
about a young man who’s sup-
porting a family, who works at
night to make ends meet.
They’ll tell you about a student
who, despite setbacks, is
always on time and prepared,
and sets an example for her
classmates. Those are the
moments when you realize how
much it matters to students that
someone noticed their struggles
and appreciated how hard they
worked. It’s more than just a
Induction ceremonies for the
EMCC Golden Triangle cam-
pus chapters of the National
Technical Honor Society and
Phi Theta Kappa were also held
April 11.
Here’s a look at the award
recipients, their home towns
and the areas for which they
were recognized:
Gabriela Balardo (Columbus)
– Outstanding Freshman
Columbus Air Force Base
Dale Brand (West Point) –
Automotive Services
William Bryan (West Point)
– British Literature
Lydia Buckner (Brandon) –
Johnat han Carney
(Starkville) – Welding and
Metal Fabrication
Cynthia Carter (Caledonia)
– Outstanding Sophomore
Mat thew Chandler
(Columbus) – Syzygy Fiction
Blakney Clark (Caledonia) –
Lana Craig (West Point) –
Jordan Dean (Starkville) –
Ma t h e ma t i c s - Ca l c u l u s ,
Physics, Organic Chemistry
Daniel Dunaway (Natchez)
– Mathematics
Lauren Duncan (Aberdeen)
– Drawing
Samantha Ellzey (Starkville)
– Microbiology
Benjamin Elmore (Starkville)
– Music Appreciation
Yamaiky Gamez (Starkville)
– Speech
Isabelle Gerard (Columbus)
– Ceramics, Bill Lauderdale
Art Award of Excellence,
Syzygy Painting Award
Quintin Hall (Starkville) –
Hotel & Restaurant
Blake Hamric (Starkville) –
Welding and Fabrication
Joey Hansford (Starkville) –
Culinary Arts
Kelly Hartley (Greenwood
Springs) – Health Care Data
Jillian Hatcher (Columbus)
– Theater
Kristen Hitt (Starkville) –
Anatomy and Physiology
Kenneth Hulsey (Mathiston)
– Italian
Will Jayroe (Starkville) –
Principles of Biology
Melissa Jenkins (Columbus)
– Office Systems Technology
Hunter Johnson (Columbus)
– Economics
Stephen Joiner (Columbus)
– English Composition I
Daniel Jolly (Columbus) –
Industrial Electricity
Jeffrey Jones (Starkville) –
Computer Networking
Sayanora Jones (Columbus)
– Spanish
St ephani e Keet on
(Ackerman) – World
Kimberly King (Louisville)
– Cosmetology
Monica Koehn (Starkville) –
Banking & Finance Technology
Marlon Kyles (Steens) –
Precision Manufacturing
Tim Lamb (Eupora) –
Automotive Services
George Lott (West Point) –
Human Growth and
Development, Western
Kenneth McCulloch
(Eupora) – Syzygy Poetry
Jordan Miller (Columbus) –
Syzygy Drawing Award
Sarah Pepper (Canton) –
Statistics, English Composition
Frederick Price (Columbus)
– Business and Marketing
Thomas Quinn (Columbus)
– Chemistry
Katie Riehle (Starkville) –
Marriage and Family
Charles Salazar (Caledonia)
– Creative Writing, Syzygy
Betty Killebrew Literary Award
of Excellence
Shelby Sheedy (French
Camp) – Precision
Michelle Smith (Crawford)
– Honors Composition
Benjamin Stephens
(Columbus) – American
Literature, American History,
Syzygy Drama Award, William
Winter Scholar
Adam Suber (Ackerman) –
Brittany Thomas (West
Point) – Art Appreciation
John Tomlinson (Holly
Springs) – Accounting
Vivian Walker (Louisville) –
Criminal Justice
Ben Williams (Columbus) –
Electrical Technology
Michal Williams (Columbus)
– Syzygy Photography Award
Heath Wylie (Hernando) –
Thaddeus Zant (Steens) – Art
Many honored at EMCC awards day
Submitted Photo
East Mississippi Community College held its National Technical
Honor Society induction April 11 at the Golden Triangle Cam-
pus. Pictured from left are club secretary Chelsea Cernigliaro of
Shannon, vice president Clifford Robinson of Maben, president
Elizabeth Cummings of West Point and treasurer Kimberly King
of Louisville.
Submitted Photo
Newly inducted members of the National Technical Honor Society gather after the induction cer-
emony Thursday at East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus.
EMCC inducts new members
to technical honor society
Special to the
Daily Times Leader
STARKVILLE, --A team of
Mississippi State students is
top winner in a category of an
American Institute for
Aeronautics and Astronautics
regional competition.
The university group recent-
ly placed first in community
outreach at the AIAA Region II
Student Conference. MSU now
has won the community out-
reach award for the third con-
secutive year.
In addition to the team win,
senior member Eric D.
Robertson of New Orleans,
La., finished second in the
undergraduate division.
Robertson was among
approximately 20 MSU stu-
dents taking part in this year’s
competition at North Carolina
State University. The Region II
event drew more than 170 par-
ticipants from 16 institutions of
higher learning around the
“Space Cowboys” is the
name of the MSU’s rocket
team. Accompanied by their
frog puppet, “Goddard,” they
have engaged in outreach activ-
ities with kindergarten to 12th-
grade students throughout the
year. The puppet is named for
U.S. space pioneer Robert
As part of the Space Week
observance last month, team
members filmed three instruc-
tional videos covering rocket
safety and construction. They
then distributed the videos,
along with rocket kits, to the
schools they visited for presen-
tations about rocketry and
spaceflight, Koenig said.
Robertson’s winning
research paper was titled “Two-
and Three-Dimensional
Laminar and Turbulent Flow
Si mul at i ons Usi ng
OpenFOAM.” He is the son of
Daniel Washington of New
Robertson said OpenFOAM
is a computational fluid dynam-
ics code that enables aerospace
engineers to simulate aerody-
namic flow around objects.
Robertson’s work has proven
especially relevant to his
research team led by Keith
Walters, a mechanical engi-
neering associate professor at
the campus Center for
Advanced Vehicular Systems.
“The second place win was
big for me because I had
worked long, late hours at the
High Performance Computing
Collaboratory trying to get
high-fidelity results from this
code,” Robertson said. “I began
as an undergrad having never
done anything so complicated
in my entire life.”
Robertson said he plans to
continue his education at MSU
after he graduates in May. As a
graduate student in mechanical
engineering, he will continue
working with OpenFOAM.
Aerospace engineer students get regional honors
Daily Times Leader Page 6 • Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Scenes from Super Bulldog Weekend
Dana Smith
Michael Carr is back and ready to go for the Mississippi State Bulldogs for the 2013 football season. A West Point native, Carr caught
a memorable pass in the team’s 2011 Bowl appearance.
Dana Smith
After signing in February, Justin Cox is ready to represent West
Point at Corner for MSU.
Dana Smith
West Point 2010 graduate Curtis Virges leaps to the air to block a pass during the Spring Game and Mississippi State’s Super Bulldog
Dana Smith
Dan Mullen keeps his teams in check during the Spring Game this
past weekend.
Daily Times Leader Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • Page 7
Oak Hill golf qualifies for North Half
Dana Smith
Rachel Rollison takes a mighty swing for the Oak Hill Academy golf team during a match this
Dana Smith
Oak Hill’s Chase Nash looks on to see where the ball went after hitting it off the tee during the
2013 season.
Dana Smith
Oak Hill’s Hunter Atkins puts one in for the OHA golf team during
a recent match.
The Oak Hill
Academy golf team
has qualifed for
North Half which
is in Monroe
Louisiana on April
29. The golf team is
comprised of Chase
Nash, Blake Henley,
Hunter Atkins,
Chapman Suggs and
Rachel Rollison.
The team will travel
to Manchester to
play in the district
tournament on April
By Will Nations
Daily Times Leader
Saturday afternoon, West
Point made the short journey to
Caledonia to take on the
Confederates in the first of
three non-district contests that
will conclude the 2013 Green
Wave season.
Despite a strong afternoon
from sophomore Rico Lane
(2-3, 1 RBI, 1 Run) and a posi-
tive two inning start under
starting pitcher Steffon Moore,
the Wave could not hold onto a
5-3 lead heading into the sixth
inning eventually falling to
Caledonia on a passed ball
walk-off 6-5 in the seventh.
In the West Point first, Bruce
Barclay reached base on a one-
out single followed by Freddie
Reed reaching on a fielding
error giving the Wave two men
on base. West Point got on the
scoreboard when Rico Lane
knocked a single to left field to
score Barclay from third to
give the Wave an early 1-0
lead. The inning was not com-
plete until Will Johnson plated
Reed on a sacrifice fly to center
field giving West Point a 2-0
Green Wave starting pitcher
Moore cruised through the first
two innings scattering only one
hit and facing seven batters in
total. The one-hit shut out was
soon broken up in the Caledonia
third when the Confederates
evened the game with a sacri-
fice fly and a RBI-double tying
the contest 2-2.
Answering immediately in
the West Point fourth, Riley
Morton sacrifice flied to score
Lane and another sacrifice fly
by Toni Reese plated Johnson
to rebuild the 2-run lead, 4-2.
The Caledonia fourth was also
eventful as the Confederates
used a sac fly to shorten the
Wave lead to 4-3.
The Confederate rally started
in the sixth inning, a two-run
break out came from two RBI-
singles to tie the game 5-5. In
the final at-bats for Caledonia,
West Point’s Bradley Ewings
loaded the bases with two outs
putting relief pitcher Toni
Reese in a huge predicament
out of the bullpen. The pressure
was high but a passed ball
brought in the walk-off run to
give the Confederates the 6-5
The Wave will return to
action tonight at Taylor Park
for Senior Night against
Lowndes County rival
Columbus. The game against
6-A playoff-bound Columbus
marks the final game for the
2013 campaign for West Point.
Caledonia walks
off on West Point
Special to the
Daily Times Leader
STARKVILLE, . - After reel-
ing off its third consecutive
SEC series win last weekend at
Dudy Noble Field, No. 12
Mississippi State (32-10/10-8
SEC) heads to Memphis
Tuesday to begin a four-game
run of road games in the
Volunteer State.
The Bulldogs take on CUSA
foe Memphis (25-16) in a 6:30
p.m. game at spacious
AutoZone Park Tuesday. It’s
State’s fifth all-time appear-
ance at the home of the St.
Louis Cardinals’ AAA Pacific
Coast League franchise, the
Memphis Redbirds. The radio
broadcast of the game will be
available on the statewide
Bulldog Sports Network and
available online to HailStateTV
subscribers (http://www.hail-
Two veteran pitchers are set
for starts in Tuesday’s game in
the Bluff City. Junior righty
Evan Mitchell (0-1, 4.12), mak-
ing his first start and appear-
ance since Mar. 23, will pitch
opposite Tiger senior southpaw
Michael Wills (3-2, 1.96).
The Bulldogs wrap up their
April schedule this weekend
in Nashville, Tenn., taking on
third-ranked and SEC-leading
Vanderbilt (35-6/16-2) in a
three-game series. Game
times are 6:30 p.m. Friday, 12
p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m.
Sunday at VU’s Charles
Hawkins Field.
Bulldogs go after Tigers
Daily Times Leader Page 8 • Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Special to the
Daily Times Leader
deserving individuals were rec-
ognized for contributions to
their respective career fields
and Mississippi University for
Women by the MUW Alumni
The award winners,
announced Saturday at
Convocation held during the
university’s Homecoming fes-
tivities, were Sally B. Doty of
Brookhaven; Dr. Tammie
McCoy of Columbus;
Jacqueline D. Spires of Moss
Point; and Linkie Marais of
North Attleborough, Mass.
Doty was honored with the
Distinguished Alumni
Achievement Award. This
award is extended to MUW
alumni who have achieved pro-
fessional distinction and made
significant community service
contributions at the local,
national and/or international
level, bringing distinction and
honor to the university.
The Kosciusko native is a
Republican and represents
District 39, which includes all
of Lawrence and Lincoln coun-
ties as well as a portion of
Simpson County. She began
her first term in January 2012.
Her current committee
assignments are Finance (sec-
retary), Public Property (vice-
chair), Judiciary A (vice-chair),
Judiciary B, Economic
Development, Business and
Financial institutions and Drug
Senator Doty is an attorney,
having practiced law in Jackson
and Brookhaven for many
Doty graduated in 1988 from
MUW, where she was student
body president. She received
the Juris Doctorate degree,
with distinction, from
Mississippi College School of
Law in 1991 where she also
served as a faculty member and
as the director of legal writing.
She and her husband, Dr.
Don Doty, have three children,
Ellen, Sarah and Benjamin.
McCoy was the recipient of
the Distinguished Achievement
Award. The award is presented
to alumni and friends of the
university who have achieved
professional distinction and
made significant community
service contributions at the
local, national and/or interna-
tional level, bringing distinc-
tion and honor to the university.
She is department chair of
the Bachelor of Science in
Nursing Program and was
named the 2013 Mississippi
Community Service Nurse of
the Year at this year’s
Nightingale Awards Gala in
McCoy has been very
involved with community ser-
vice during her entire nursing
career. Last year she served as
president of the Mississippi
Federation of Women’s Clubs,
an organization that helps to
improve communities through
volunteer service.
A few of the projects McCoy
has been involved with in
Mississippi include breast can-
cer awareness and prevention,
raising funds for mammo-
grams, teaching students to
read, promoting summer read-
ing programs, proper utiliza-
tion of seatbelts and providing
immunizations for students.
Internationally she has worked
to provide immunizations for
children in third world coun-
McCoy and her fellow club
members worked across the
state to implement Dr. McCoy’s
Presidents Special Project,
“Feedi ng Fel l ow
Mississippians,” which focused
on ways to help individuals
across the life span have ade-
quate food. As part of this proj-
ect she worked with food banks
in canned food drives, with
local church organizations in
feeding initiatives, with schools
and weekend backpack pro-
grams and with ways to identi-
fy and help Mississippian’s
with basic food needs.
During her tenure as state
president she supported her fel-
low club women in their volun-
teer work with more than
10,745 programs and projects,
637,221 volunteer hours and
$1,576,802 raised with
$1,001,198 raised with in-kind
Spires was presented the
Alumni Service Award for con-
sistently demonstrating out-
standing commitment, dedica-
tion, leadership and service to
the advancement of the univer-
sity and alumni association.
Spires graduated from The W
in 1962.
In recognition of her lifelong
service to the citizens of
Jackson County, the Young
Men’s Business Club presented
Spires with the 34th annual
Lifetime Community Service
Award at its recent Coronation
Ceremony of Jackson County
held at the B. E. ‘Mac” McGinty
Civic Center in Pascagoula.
An unselfish servant to her
community, Spires is a retired
elementary school teacher and
a member of Dantzler Memorial
United Methodist Church.
She is a former member of
Moss Point Junior Woman’s
Club, and a former member and
past president of Moss Point
Woman’s Club.
Marais was honored with the
Outstanding Recent Graduate
Award. It recognizes alumni for
outstanding contributions in
their careers and to the univer-
sity within 15 years of their
graduation from MUW.
She competed against thou-
sands of other contestants and
earned a spot as a finalist on
“Food Network Star” Season 8.
She returns to campus often for
demonstrations for current stu-
Originally from South Africa,
Marais moved with her family
to Tupelo when she was 16. As
a high school student, she
worked for a wedding compa-
ny, where she decorated wed-
ding cakes and catered.
She graduated cum laude
from the culinary arts program
at The W in 2006 and later
worked as a pastry chef and
cake artist.
Eventually she moved to
Boston, Mass., where she
worked in a high-profile baking
Marais resides in North
Attleborough, Mass., with her
The W Alumni Association announces winners
Daily Times Leader Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • Page 9
Daily Times Leader Page 10 • Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Clay County, Ms
Prepaids For March 31, 2013
Vendor Paid Amount Paid
General County Fund 22.67
General County Fund 59.94
Payroll Clearing Account 245,994.76
Payroll Clearing Account 177.62
Administrative Offce Of The Court 11,309.76
American Family Life Insurance Company 795.92
Assurity Life Insurance Company 51.02
Beau Rivage Casino Resort 584.00
Beth Lee 202.14
Mae Brewer 500.00
Cabot Lodge Millsaps 79.00
Calvert-Spradling Engineers 6,733.75
Center For Governmental Technology 45.00
Cellular South 41.40
Colonial Life Insurance Company 52.62
Comcast Cable 60.58
Comcast Cable 176.42
Shelton Deanes 160.80
Drug Free Workplaces, Inc. 339.00
Guardian Life Insurance Company 4,132.89
J & K Signs 615.60
Kellogg Hardware & Appliance 654.00
Larry Quinn’s Construction 250.00
Liberty National Insurance Company 1,278.75
Life Insurance Company Of Alabama 34.00
Ms Development Authority 3,300.93
Ms Development Authority 5,545.98
New York Life 146.64
Pennsylvania Life Insurance Company 150.53
Ritz Theater & Conference Center 170.04
Shell Fleet Plus 183.10
Treva Hodge 29.68
Trustmark National Bank 8,000.00
U. S. Postmaster 46.00
City Of Wp - Water & Light Department 21,600.28
Wright Express Fsc 25.60
Various Poll Workers 4,520.00
Total 318,070.42
Clay County, Ms
Claims Summary For: 4/2013
For The Period Ended 04/01/2013
Claim# Vendor Name Amount
11851 Absolute Print Solutions 44.20
11852 Absolute Print Solutions 59.40
11853 Airgas South 21.64
11854 Airgas South 103.16
11855 Airgas South 88.10
11863 Atmos Energy 128.87
11864 Atmos Energy 156.27
11865 Atmos Energy 328.82
11866 Atmos Energy 169.81
11867 Atmos Energy 265.48
11868 Atmos Energy 1248.19
11869 Atmos Energy 22.13
11870 Atmos Energy 408.43
11871 Auto-Chlor Systems 171.95
11883 Barney’s 269.90
11884 Bellsouth 350.00
11886 Blue Book 48.95
11894 Cash & Carry Cleaners 12.00
11895 Cash & Carry Cleaners 17.00
11896 Cash & Carry Cleaners 12.00
11897 Cash & Carry Cleaners 17.00
11898 Cash & Carry Cleaners 17.00
11899 Cash & Carry Cleaners 12.00
11900 Champion Security Llc 60.00
11901 Cellular South 434.07
11903 Cellular South 62.01
11904 Cellular South 42.22
11909 Cheatham Eye Care 71.69
11910 City Glass 97.97
11911 City Of West Point 2408.32
11916 Clay County Co-Op 24.95
11917 Clay County Co-Op 49.90
11918 Clay County Co-Op 13.75
11919 Clay County School District 150.52
11922 Data Systems Management, Inc 1620.00
11926 Deluxe Business Checks 110.30
11927 Deluxe Business Checks 110.30
11928 Deluxe Business Checks 110.30
11929 Deluxe Business Checks 83.57
11930 Deluxe Business Checks 110.30
11931 Deluxe Business Checks 110.30
11932 Deluxe Business Checks 83.57
11933 Deluxe Business Checks 83.57
11935 Deluxe Business Checks 110.30
11936 Deluxe Business Checks 110.30
11937 Deluxe Business Checks 110.30
11938 Deluxe Business Checks 47.83
11939 Deluxe Business Checks 46.14
11940 Deluxe Business Checks 110.30
11941 Deluxe Business Checks 110.30
11942 Deluxe Business Checks 83.57
11943 Deluxe Business Checks 83.57
11944 Deluxe Business Checks 83.57
11945 Dement Printing Co. 317.33
11946 Dement Printing Co. 79.07
11947 Dement Printing Co. 777.62
11948 Dixie Net 59.95
11949 Ms State Medical Examiner 1000.00
11954 Four-County Elec Power Assn 34.50
11961 Four-County Elec Power Assn 81.55
11962 Four-County Elec Power Assn 90.51
11965 Four-County Elec Power Assn 55.87
11966 Four-County Elec Power Assn 287.80
11967 Four-County Elec Power Assn 266.25
11968 Four-County Elec Power Assn 37.53
11969 Four-County Elec Power Assn 27.36
11970 Four-County Elec Power Assn 50.42
11971 Four-County Elec Power Assn 38.15
11972 Gary’s Pawn & Gun Shop 18.60
11973 George’s Tire Service 10.00
11975 George’s Tire Service 672.00
11976 George’s Tire Service 10.00
11982 Global Computer Supplies 175.00
11988 Golden Triangle Water 30.00
12014 H. Scott Ross 190.00
12015 H. Scott Ross 95.00
12016 H. Scott Ross 95.00
12017 Insurance Account 157.03
12025 Intab Inc 211.76
12026 Itc Deltacom, Inc 859.20
12036 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 57.19
12037 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 422.98
12046 John W. Cox 95.00
12047 Kellogg Hardware & Appliance 4.29
12048 Kellogg Hardware & Appliance 5.89
12049 Kellogg Hardware & Appliance 65.75
12050 Kristen Wood Williams,Pllc 237.50
12051 Kristen Wood Williams,Pllc 237.50
12052 Kristen Wood Williams,Pllc 617.50
12053 Kristen Wood Williams,Pllc 95.00
12054 Lee County Juvenile Center 450.00
12055 Leigh B Pettit 166.50
12056 Lexis Nexis Risk Data Mngtment 478.95
12057 Lowe’s Home Center, Inc. 339.10
12058 Lyon Insurance Agency, Inc 35126.00
12060 Melissa Grimes 81.36
12061 Metalcraft Manufacturing 16.00
12064 Miss Sheriff’s Association 1000.00
12065 Mississippi Court Collections 2188.95
12066 Ms State Univ. Extension Serv 609.36
12069 My Offce Products, Inc 135.91
12070 My Offce Products, Inc 40.71
12071 My Offce Products, Inc 238.00
12072 My Offce Products, Inc 326.37
12073 My Offce Products, Inc 123.15
12074 My Offce Products, Inc 343.53
12075 My Offce Products, Inc 64.00
12076 My Offce Products, Inc 76.96
12077 My Offce Products, Inc 194.85
12078 My Offce Products, Inc 690.02
12079 My Offce Products, Inc 129.00
12080 Newell Paper Company 122.60
12081 North Ms Medical Clinic 96.00
12090 Phillip’s Hardware 808.27
12091 Pitney Bowes Global Financial 459.00
12092 Pitney Bowes Supplies 52.48
12093 H. D. Posey, D.D.S. 157.53
12094 Precision Communications, Inc. 105.00
12095 Premium Spring Water Service 58.00
12096 Purity Chemicals Inc 835.00
12097 Quill Corporation 428.99
12098 Quill Corporation 219.80
12099 R J Young Company 156.21
12100 R J Young Company 131.60
12101 R J Young Company 31.64
12102 Radioshack Credit Services 49.99
12104 Orkin- Tupelo, Ms 47.64
12105 Orkin- Tupelo, Ms 43.96
12106 Ricoh Usa, Inc 131.20
12107 Robert Huff Designs 275.00
12109 Ross Kelley & Martin, Pllc 593.75
12110 Ross Kelley & Martin, Pllc 451.25
12111 Rose Drug Company 1386.36
12115 Security Solutions, Llc 3628.65
12116 Sherwin-Williams Of West Point 262.48
12117 Sherwin-Williams Of West Point 102.57
12118 Sherwin-Williams Of West Point 40.00
12119 Sherwin-Williams Of West Point 328.93
12120 Sherwin-Williams Of West Point 94.62
12121 Sherwin-Williams Of West Point 483.75
12122 Shred Managers 110.00
12124 Siloam Water District 20.00
12125 Siloam Water District 20.00
12126 Siloam Water District 20.00
12132 Southern Telecommunications 1208.69
12133 Mississippi Vital Records 94.00
12134 State Treasurer Fund 3714 55.00
12135 State Treasurer Fund 3714 3000.00
12137 State Treasurer Fnd #3601;#601 114.95
12138 State Treasurer Fnd #3601;#601 224.00
12154 Sunfower Store 22.95
12155 Sunfower Store 23.21
12161 Sunfower Store 100.00
12162 Sunfower Store 100.00
12163 Sunfower Store 100.00
12169 Sunfower Store 100.00
12170 Us Food Service 1184.75
12172 Walmart Community Brc 221.55
12174 Walmart Community Brc 11.97
12175 Walmart Community Brc 324.66
12176 Walmart Community Brc 27.78
12177 Walmart Community Brc 35.91
12178 Walmart Community Brc 11.97-
12180 Walmart Community Brc 43.94
12181 Walmart Community Brc 55.00
12182 Walmart Community Brc 30.25
12183 Walmart Community Brc 46.56
12184 Walmart Community Brc 46.56
12185 Walmart Community Brc 15.52
12186 Walmart Community Brc 39.76
12188 Walmart Community Brc 14.76
12189 Walmart Community Brc 33.85
12190 Walmart Community Brc 243.62
12191 Walmart Community Brc 168.60
12192 Walmart Community Brc 29.76
12193 Walmart Community Brc 69.70
12194 Walmart Community Brc 47.82
12195 Walmart Community Brc 31.88
12198 City Water & Light Dept. 30.00
12200 West Point Schools 6472.37
12203 White Oil Co., Inc.& Tire Ctr. 1914.20
12208 White Oil Co., Inc.& Tire Ctr. 1761.07
12209 White Oil Co., Inc.& Tire Ctr. 1822.34
12210 White Oil Co., Inc.& Tire Ctr. 1753.37
12211 Wood Fruitticher Grocery Co 944.90
12215 Clay Co.Dept./Social Services 316.67
12216 District Attorney’s Offce 175.00
12217 Golden Triangle Area 1291.67
12218 Insurance Account 1168.56
12219 Health Dept. Of Clay County 3791.67
12220 Lenora L Prather 350.00
12221 Community Counselling Service 2000.00
12222 National Guard Of Mississippi 200.00
12223 Reserve Account 2000.00
12224 Retarded Children’s Asc. 1416.67
12225 United Postal Service 625.00
12226 Victim Witness Program 989.46
12227 Ebony Hogan 29.50
12228 Paige Lamkin 91.68
12229 Auto Clear 2415.00
12230 James Mcmanus 286.40
12231 Dixie Auto Parts, Inc. 100.00
12232 White Oil Co., Inc.& Tire Ctr. 1726.80
12233 Newell Paper Company 451.50
12234 Cash & Carry Cleaners 12.00
12235 Leon Mowry 100.00
12236 Hill Manufacturing 404.07
12237 Dell Marketing L.P. 83.97
12238 Action Fire & Safety 418.00
12239 My Offce Products, Inc 24.00
12240 Melissa Grimes 40.68
12242 Cash & Carry Cleaners 17.00
12245 Mississippi Court Collections 1125.18
12250 B & M Communications/1-Stop 21.23
12251 Adapts Electronic Monitoring 320.00
12253 Phillip’s Hardware 243.59
12254 Dement Printing Co. 160.98
12256 Itsavvy Llc 495.97
12257 Newell Paper Company 91.95
12258 Newell Paper Company 145.90
12259 My Offce Products, Inc 262.39
12260 My Offce Products, Inc 93.18-
12261 Sherwin-Williams Of West Point 1017.43
12262 Sunfower Store 100.00
12263 Walmart Community Brc 26.97
12264 Hoover’s Bakery 97.28
12265 Kroger 44.21
12266 Kroger 1.78
12267 Hoover’s Bakery 80.40
12268 Kroger 39.96
12269 Walmart Community Brc 10.97
12270 Walmart Community Brc 12.00
12271 Kellogg Hardware & Appliance 250.00
12272 Walmart Community Brc 11.97
12273 Moore’s Feed 425.85
12274 Walmart Community Brc 89.59
12275 S.E. Chickasaw Water Assoc. 20.00
12276 R J Young Company 157.74
12277 State Treasurer Fund 3714 55.00
12278 Saul Vydas 95.00
12279 Four-County Elec Power Assn 49.12
12280 Four-County Elec Power Assn 47.51
12282 H. Scott Ross 350.00
12284 H. Scott Ross 350.00
12285 Amy G. Berry - Fees 136.00
12286 R J Young Company 37.00
12287 Atmos Energy 113.29
12288 Atmos Energy 134.46
12289 Atmos Energy 309.75
12290 Atmos Energy 108.08
12292 Silver Leaf Landscape 395.00
12293 Xerox Corporation 140.67
12295 U S Networx 199.95
12296 Lexis Nexis Risk Data Mngtment 478.95
12297 Drug Free Workplaces, Inc 59.00
12298 Coburn Insurance Agency, Inc. 2400.00
12299 Annette Savors 28.25
12301 Cellular South 41.40
12302 Tanya West 950.00
12306 Charles Tolliver 85.63
12307 Charles Tolliver 115.30
12308 Amy G. Berry - Fees 22.00
12309 Tec 73.59
12311 Ross Kelley & Martin, Pllc 632.70
12312 Ross Kelley & Martin, Pllc 441.75
12313 Ross Kelley & Martin, Pllc 703.00
12344 Clay County Medical Center 65000.00
12368 Hancock Bank 105.54
12369 Hancock Bank 135.07
12372 Hancock Bank 1200.69
12379 Local Government Records Offc 523.00
12384 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 9.38
12385 Ms Department Of Revenue 16.00
12389 City Water & Light Dept. 1559.74
12390 City Water & Light Dept. 114.36
12391 City Water & Light Dept. 465.79
12392 City Water & Light Dept. 606.47
12393 Four-County Elec Power Assn 25.75
12394 Guest Body Shop, Llc 5.00
12397 R J Young Company 150.00
12398 Cash & Carry Cleaners 17.00
12399 Cash & Carry Cleaners 12.00
12401 Dement Printing Co. 1259.90
12402 Kelco Supply Co. 816.42
12403 My Offce Products, Inc 90.16
12404 My Offce Products, Inc 451.18
12405 Lee County Juvenile Center 270.00
12409 Walmart Community Brc 104.51
12410 Walmart Community Brc 260.84
12411 State Treasurer Fnd #3601;#601 224.00
12415 Guest Body Shop, Llc 175.00
12416 Amy G. Berry - Fees 136.00
12417 Community Counseling 95.00
12418 Community Counseling 95.00
12419 Daily Times Leader 278.50
12421 Ms State Medical Examiner 1000.00
12422 Federal Express Corp. 62.11
12424 Saleem Ali, Md 95.00
12426 H. Scott Ross 350.00
12427 H. Scott Ross 350.00
12429 Jeffrey J. Hosford, Atty 350.00
12432 Ms Assoc Of Co Admin/Comptroll 75.00
12441 Steven Keith Smith Md 95.00
12442 Steven Keith Smith Md 95.00
12443 Steven Keith Smith Md 95.00
12449 Clay Co Juror/Pollworker Acct 6078.20
12452 Epic/Aca 780.00
12453 Epic/Aca 520.00
12457 Premium Spring Water Service 51.00
12459 Joseph W. Faulkner 125.00
12460 Joseph W. Faulkner 134.12
12461 Kimberly Dawn Busbin 40.00
*** Fund Totals ***
001 General County 214132.05
11934 Deluxe Business Checks 110.30
*** Fund Totals ***
012 Forfeiture Fund (Sheriff) 110.30
12112 Sanders & Associates 5500.00
12113 Sanders & Associates 1500.00
12114 Sanders & Associates 1500.00
*** Fund Totals ***
013 Utilization 8500.00
12067 Mpic 770.00
12068 Mpic 511.00
12187 Walmart Community Brc 17.28
12249 Comcast Cable 60.58
12413 Mae Brewer 400.00
*** Fund Totals ***
040 Sheriff’s Inmate Canteen 1758.86
12381 Tombigbee Regional Library 8491.27
*** Fund Totals ***
095 Special Library Levy 8491.27
11885 Bellsouth 2495.00
11921 Custom Products Corporation 26.50
12130 Southern Telecommunications 280.49
12136 State Treasurer Fnd #3601;#601 224.00
12179 Walmart Community Brc 46.11
12310 Tec .45
12371 First Continental Leasing 4232.69
12412 State Treasurer Fnd #3601;#601 224.00
12440 Public Safety Academics And 900.00
12458 Super 8 60.00
*** Fund Totals ***
097 E911 Fund 8489.24
12199 West Group Payment Center 421.50
*** Fund Totals ***
104 Law Library 421.50
11902 Cellular South 62.01
11981 Global Computer Supplies 110.00
12018 Cindy Tidwell 1250.00
12103 Redwood Toxicology Laboratory 15.00
12131 Southern Telecommunications 36.02
12283 Edward Houston 177.00
*** Fund Totals ***
112 Drug Court - Aoc Grant 1650.03
11905 Cellular South 31.40
*** Fund Totals ***
114 Volunteer Fire Department 31.40
12370 Ms Development Authority 1479.25
*** Fund Totals ***
116 Insurance Rebate Monies 1479.25
12343 West Point/Clay Co Growth Alli 37500.00
12431 Ms Development Authority 3300.93
*** Fund Totals ***
138 Tva Bridge Bond Money 40800.93
11856 Aramark Uniform Services Inc 25.50
11857 Aramark Uniform Services Inc 25.50
11873 Bacco Materials, Inc. 63.18
11876 Bacco Materials, Inc. 38.63
11889 Calvert-Spradling Engineers 5216.84
11908 Cellular South 62.01
11920 Custom Products Corporation 45.50
11955 Four-County Elec Power Assn 45.20
11964 Four-County Elec Power Assn 53.15
11974 George’s Tire Service 696.00
11984 G & O Supply Co, Inc 261.60
11994 Golden Triangle Mill 245.50
11997 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 69.99
11998 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 13.45
11999 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 47.54
12000 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 10.38
12004 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 32.92
12005 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 12.29
12006 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 21.44
12021 Holcim 560.80
12038 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 41.94
12083 Phillip’s Hardware 28.57
12129 Southern Telecommunications 34.80
12141 Sunfower Store 4.59
12142 Sunfower Store 4.59
12143 Sunfower Store 4.59
12144 Sunfower Store 4.59
12145 Sunfower Store 4.59
12146 Sunfower Store 4.59
12147 Sunfower Store 4.59
12148 Sunfower Store 4.59
12149 Sunfower Store 4.59
12150 Sunfower Store 4.59
12151 Sunfower Store 4.59
12152 Sunfower Store 5.00
12153 Sunfower Store .41-
12156 Sunfower Store 6.42
12157 Sunfower Store 4.59
12158 Sunfower Store 4.59
12159 Sunfower Store 3.18
12160 Sunfower Store 4.59
12164 Sunfower Store 6.42
12165 Sunfower Store 7.02
12166 Sunfower Store 4.59
12167 Sunfower Store 4.59
12168 Sunfower Store 4.59
12173 Walmart Community Brc 33.88
12196 City Water & Light Dept. 36.60
12213 Young Welding Supply, Inc 58.24
12303 Aramark Uniform Services Inc 25.50
12304 Terry’s Garage, Inc. 44.74
12305 Aramark Uniform Services Inc 25.50
12324 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 42.88
12325 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 14.70
12326 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 2.00
12327 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 116.67
12328 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 19.75
12329 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 109.28
12330 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 14.95
12331 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 63.10
12332 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 28.46
12333 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 41.90
12334 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 28.85
12335 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 79.99
12336 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 10.95
12337 General Machine Works 296.25
12338 Jim’s Tire Company 45.00
12339 Jim’s Tire Company 40.00
12340 Sparrow’s Small Engine Repair 40.00
12341 Kellogg Hardware & Appliance 17.96
12342 Kellogg Hardware & Appliance 22.89
12345 Clay County Co-Op .08
12346 Clay County Co-Op 4.78
12347 Clay County Co-Op 5.99
12348 Clay County Co-Op 112.90
12349 Clay County Co-Op 55.25
12423 G & O Supply Co, Inc 1077.96
12428 Ivy Saw & Mower 49.00
12445 Tec .64
*** Fund Totals ***
151 District 1 Road 10325.03
11888 Calvert-Spradling Engineers 5216.84
11925 Dc Tire And Truck 1700.00
12425 H & O Truck & Trailer Repair 413.45
12430 Ms Industrial Waste Disposal 91.30
12435 Phillip’s Hardware 19.64
12436 Phillip’s Hardware 9.12
12437 Phillip’s Hardware 2.99
12438 Phillip’s Hardware 15.98
12439 Phillip’s Hardware 5.84
*** Fund Totals ***
152 District 2 Road 7475.16
11890 Calvert-Spradling Engineers 5216.84
11907 Cellular South 103.05
11914 Clay County Co-Op 6.76
11915 Clay County Co-Op 213.45
11951 Four-County Elec Power Assn 76.00
11959 Four-County Elec Power Assn 53.15
11978 George’s Tire Service 15.00
11979 George’s Tire Service 30.00
11983 G & O Supply Co, Inc 252.00
12001 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 192.00
12002 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 24.75
12003 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 93.92
12008 Guest Body Shop, Llc 83.75
12024 Hoover Inc 271.25
12031 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 23.98
12062 Mike Pearson / Mike’s Auto 339.50
12084 Phillip’s Hardware 49.20
12086 Phillip’s Hardware 5.18
12087 Phillip’s Hardware 174.42
12088 Phillip’s Hardware 118.81
12127 Southern Telecommunications 30.11
12243 Preston Dobbs Truck Ser. & 990.00
12294 Hunt Refning Company 11019.03
12354 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 29.99
12355 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 34.69
12356 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 145.49
12357 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 35.99
12358 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 84.92
12359 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 6.49
12360 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 47.99
12361 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 41.99
12362 Dc Tire And Truck 25.00
12363 Golden Triangle Propane 174.30
12373 Siloam Water District 20.00
12407 Martin Truck & Tractor 155.02
12408 Martin Truck & Tractor 142.07-
12414 Russ Walker 80.00
12434 Orman’s Welding & Fab.,Inc. 39.68
12444 Tec .22
12446 Terry’s Garage, Inc. 250.00
*** Fund Totals ***
153 District 3 Road 20411.85
11893 Calvert-Spradling Engineers 5216.84
11956 Four-County Elec Power Assn 120.07
11957 Four-County Elec Power Assn 66.43
11980 General Machine Works 296.25
12035 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 74.87
12300 Cellular South 62.01
12317 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 88.87
12318 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 1.20
12320 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 35.99
12321 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 29.96
12322 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 8.49
12323 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 49.43
12367 Siloam Water District 20.00
*** Fund Totals ***
154 District 4 Road 6070.41
11858 Aramark Uniform Services Inc 29.15
11859 Aramark Uniform Services Inc 30.35
11872 Bacco Materials, Inc. 949.71
11892 Calvert-Spradling Engineers 5216.83
11906 Cellular South 62.01
11950 Four-County Elec Power Assn 163.53
11958 Four-County Elec Power Assn 53.14
11985 G & O Supply Co, Inc 1348.32
11995 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 71.42
12007 Guest Body Shop, Llc 5.00
12022 Hoover Inc 266.17
12023 Hoover Inc 260.97
12027 Interstate Battery- Central Ms 73.95
12082 Oswalt Bldg Material 25.77
12140 Sun Creek Water Assn. 14.00
12171 Victor Avant 40.00
12214 Young Welding Supply, Inc 429.82
12314 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 198.16
12315 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 105.49
12316 Golden Triangle Propane 232.41
12448 Carter’s Funeral Homes 225.00
12450 Daily Times Leader 603.60
12454 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 160.41
12455 Guest Body Shop, Llc 10.00
*** Fund Totals ***
155 District 5 Road 10575.21
11874 Bacco Materials, Inc. 1225.36
11875 Bacco Materials, Inc. 490.62
11992 Golden Triangle Mill 804.70
11993 Golden Triangle Mill 389.40
12365 Hancock Bank 608.56
12420 Daily Times Leader 593.52
*** Fund Totals ***
161 District 1 Bridge 4112.16
11862 Atmos Energy 236.45
11877 Bacco Materials, Inc. 156.48
11878 Bacco Materials, Inc. 704.58
11879 Bacco Materials, Inc. 967.09
11880 Bacco Materials, Inc. 241.80
11881 Bacco Materials, Inc. 478.50
11882 Bacco Materials, Inc. 156.96
11913 Clay County Co-Op 585.00
11923 Dc Tire And Truck 25.00
11952 Four-County Elec Power Assn 202.52
11960 Four-County Elec Power Assn 53.15
11977 George’s Tire Service 123.00
11987 G & O Supply Co, Inc 498.40
11991 Golden Triangle Tire Svc Llc 45.00
12013 H & O Truck & Trailer Repair 288.52
12020 Holcim 301.90
12028 Jim’s Tire Company 122.00
12029 Jim’s Tire Company 38.00
12030 Jim’s Tire Company 38.00
12032 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 87.92
12033 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 87.38
12034 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 9.47
12039 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 79.25
12040 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 241.94
12041 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 4.99
12045 J P’s Equipment 200.00
12059 Martin Truck & Tractor 318.04
12063 Ms Industrial Waste Disposal 88.09
12089 Phillip’s Hardware 3.29
12197 City Water & Light Dept. 17.00
12202 White Oil Co., Inc.& Tire Ctr. 6012.56
12212 Cintas 54.53
12246 Bacco Materials, Inc. 303.30
12247 Custom Products Corporation 300.00
12248 Cellular South 64.44
12350 Henry Backhoe & Dirt Service 300.00
12351 Henry Backhoe & Dirt Service 150.00
12352 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 6.49
12353 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 23.25-
12374 Golden Triangle Water 30.00
12433 Coker Equipment & Materials 600.00
12447 Bacco Materials, Inc. 720.21
*** Fund Totals ***
162 District 2 Bridge 14918.00
12009 H & O Truck & Trailer Repair 1300.11
12139 Starkville Ford Mercury, Inc. 797.40
12241 Thompson Cattle Company 652.00
12244 Henry Backhoe & Dirt Service 950.00
12366 Hancock Bank 705.31
*** Fund Totals ***
163 District 3 Bridge 4404.82
11887 California Contractors Supply 99.80
11963 Four-County Elec Power Assn 53.15
11986 G & O Supply Co, Inc 1271.20
11990 Golden Triangle Tire Svc Llc 109.00
12011 H & O Truck & Trailer Repair 1047.45
12019 Holcim 383.70
12108 Rogers Group, Inc 1393.68
12128 Southern Telecommunications 30.69
12205 White Oil Co., Inc.& Tire Ctr. 7723.56
12206 White Oil Co., Inc.& Tire Ctr. 1031.80
12319 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 124.95
12364 Hancock Bank 834.56
12451 Dc Tire And Truck 20.00
12456 Ivy Saw & Mower 35.40
*** Fund Totals ***
164 District 4 Bridge 14158.94
11860 Aramark Uniform Services Inc 83.15
11861 Aramark Uniform Services Inc 29.15
11891 Calvert-Spradling Engineers 12093.90
11912 Clay County Co-Op 880.00
12204 White Oil Co., Inc.& Tire Ctr. 11516.99
12207 White Oil Co., Inc.& Tire Ctr. 1180.30
*** Fund Totals ***
165 District 5 Bridge 25783.49
11924 Dc Tire And Truck 2916.28
11953 Four-County Elec Power Assn 45.09
11989 Golden Triangle Pl & Dev Dist 2628.17
11996 Carquest Auto Parts, Inc. 8.91
12010 H & O Truck & Trailer Repair 222.96
12012 H & O Truck & Trailer Repair 2970.87
12042 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 112.35
12043 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 44.84
12044 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 6.45
12085 Phillip’s Hardware 70.97
12123 Siloam Water District 20.00
12201 White Oil Co., Inc.& Tire Ctr. 1713.10
12252 Sanders Oil Company, Inc Soco 738.65
12255 White Oil Co., Inc.& Tire Ctr. 1583.07
12281 Billy Doss 137.76
12291 Gtr Solid Waste Mgmt Authority 3349.24
12395 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 4.89
12396 Jim’s Auto Parts, West Point 6.49
12400 Mike Pearson / Mike’s Auto 675.46
12406 Phillip’s Hardware 87.78
*** Fund Totals ***
400 Sanitation 17343.33
12382 Mississippi Crime Laboratory 100.00
12383 Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers 198.50
12386 Ms Dept Of Public Safety 1045.50
12387 Ms Dept Of Public Safety 160.00
12388 State Treasurer 32933.63
*** Fund Totals ***
650 Judicial Assessment Clearing Fnd 34437.63
12377 East Ms Community College 21229.73
*** Fund Totals ***
690 Emjc Maintenance 21229.73
12375 East Ms Community College 26.04
*** Fund Totals ***
691 10 Year Pledge 26.04
12376 East Miss. Community College 1946.62
*** Fund Totals ***
697 Vo-Tech Maintenance 11946.62
12378 East Miss. Community College 9938.49
*** Fund Totals ***
698 Vo-Tech Capital 9938.49
12380 Tombigbee River Wtr Mgmt Dist 13272.37
*** Fund Totals ***
699 Tombigbee River Wtr Mgmt.Dist. 13272.37
*** Docket Totals ***
I Certify That The Board Has Examined Each
Claim On The April, 2013 Docket And The Bills
They Represent And Finds Each Of The Above
Due And Payable And Direct The Clerk To Issue
Warrants On The Respective Funds. This The 01St
Day Of April 2013
fathers should take out spe-
cial time for their kids.
Even fathers who are geo-
graphically close to their chil-
dren can be accessible by
phone, email or even by getting
a beeper to let the child know
they can contact him at any
Fathers can also be responsi-
ble for their kids’ welfare and
well being despite any geo-
graphical barriers that may
Parents have a great deal of
influence on their children’s
development of morality and
social skills, and when one par-
ent is consistently absent from
the equation, problems arise for
the child.
Excel By 5 invites the com-
munity and dads to come out
and witness and engage in this
Thursday evening’s event at
the issue of law enforcement
officers showing up to the vot-
ing site in uniform and carrying
their firearm. Fulgham said the
Mississippi Secretary of State’s
Office gives law enforcement
authority to vote while in uni-
form and while carrying their
service weapon.
“If something should go
wrong I would want a police-
man there who is trained,” she
said to the group. “If you see a
problem that’s starting, whether
it be between poll watchers or
whether it be between voters or
between table workers, you
need to let (the Election
Commission) know or let a
bailiff know before something
goes bad, which has happened
a little bit before.”
Curbside voting was the
next topic of conversation in
which poll workers were
advised that when there is a
curbside voter for a particular
ward, all poll workers manag-
ing the table for that ward must
stop and bring the sign-in book
and paper ballot out to the vehi-
cle. The curbside voter will cast
their vote there in the vehicle,
place their ballot inside a plas-
tic sleeve, and the sleeve will
be initialed and placed inside
the canister for that ward.
Poll workers also discussed
affidavit voting for electors,
who are not required to show
identification when casting
their vote by affidavit. Voters
whose names are not found in
any ward must sign the affida-
vit, which affirms that they live
where they say they live and
that they are a registered voter.
“We cannot refuse a voter,”
Fulgham said. “If they come in
with three eyes and a horn we
have to let them vote. We want
to accommodate them.”
If the Election Commission
discovers that the voter does
not reside where he or she says
they reside then their ballot will
be rejected.
May 7 at the Civic there will
be four voting machines set up
for each ward, and each table
will have a poll manager who
has served as a poll manager
before. Out of the approximate
50 poll workers this year, only
five will be serving as a poll
worker for the first time.
“We have a very experi-
enced group, and that’s a plus
for us,” said Municipal Election
Commissioner Bettye Swift.
As of Friday, applications to
request voting by absentee
were sent out. Voters who are
65 years old and older who
want to vote absentee must
have their application notarized
if they are not disabled.
With all candidates running
as democrats, there will be no
General Election this years;
only the May 7 Primary. Poll
workers were advised to be
prepared for a runoff in wards
that have three candidates.
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that Rickey had hired Hopper
for the Montreal job because he
respected Hopper for his base-
ball knowledge, his soft-spoken
manner and his ability to work
with players.
But Marshall also reported
that Hopper initially reacted
badly to Rickey s decision to
sign Robinson and send him to
the Montreal squad that he was
managing, telling Rickey: Please
don t do this to me ... I m white
and I ve lived in Mississippi all
my life. If you re going to do
this, you re going to force me to
move my family and home out of
McDavid s research found that
Hopper s views moderated after
witnessing Robinson s abilities
and the shameful manner in
which he was treated in some
venues. University of Indiana
journalism professor and base-
ball historian Chris Lamb, who
researched Hopper s relationship
with Robinson for the book
Blackout: The Untold Story of
Jackie Robinson s First Spring
Training in 2004, wrote last
week in Canadian newspapers
that Hopper was redeemed by
the experience.
Hopper remained the team s
manager, and, according to
Robinson, put aside his racist
attitudes and treated the ball-
player fairly well during the sea-
son, which ended with the Royals
winning their first International
League championship, Lamb
wrote. By overcoming his own
sense of bigotry, Hopper became
redeemed. But more than that, he
represented how countless others
baseball players, managers,
spectators, and even those who
previously had given little
thought to baseball were trans-
formed by Jackie Robinson.
Hopper died in Greenwood in
1976. But in theaters across
America, Hopper s role in
Robinson s triumph lives on and
it is a worthy legacy.
Special to the
Daily Times Leader
Senator Thad Cochran
(R-Miss.) this week continued
his effort to promote greater
public awareness of the bene-
fits of financial literacy and
economic education
Cochran this week agreed to
be an original cosponsor to a
Senate resolution designating
April as “Financial Literacy
Month.” He also called atten-
tion to a Public Broadcast
System (PBS) program, Need
to Know, that today (April 19)
will feature the Mississippi
Family Savings Account
“Mississippi is making nota-
ble progress in the area of
financial literacy. Our univer-
sities and business sector have
worked together to provide
leadership and training for
teachers on the subject of eco-
nomics and personal finances.
Hundreds of teachers have ben-
efitted from the specialized
training which, in part, comes
from the National Council on
Economic Education,” Cochran
“I am pleased that people all
over the country will be able to
learn more about these efforts
through the PBS Need to Know
program,” he added.
“Understanding the principles
of economics and being able to
apply those principles to make
good financial decisions is
important for individual suc-
cess and for our society as a
The Need to Know episode,
titled “Mississippi Savings”,
will be broadcast nationally on
PBS stations and will focus on
a Mississippi family using the
Mississippi College Savings
Account (CSA) Program.
Mississippi CSA is a collabora-
tion involving the Center for
Community Economic
Development at Delta State
University, the Mississippi
Community Financial Access
Coalition, and the Corporation
for Enterprise Development
Cochran promotes importance of fnancial literacy
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