Wednesday April 18,
Daily Corinthian Vol. 116, No. 94
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• Corinth, Mississippi • 20 pages • 2 Sections
MLE venue adds Slugburger Festival Tourism board grants $7,000 to Main Street Corinth for July festival BY STEVE BEAVERS email@example.com
The Corinth Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is helping Main Street Corinth take a bite of Major League Eating. The tourism board approved $7,000 for Main Street to use as part of the Slugburger Festival set for July 12-14. “This is a great opportunity to grow the festival to a regional
level,” said Main Street Director Montana Hill. “We want to have a more festival atmosphere and the MLE gives us so many opportunities to do that.” Hill told the board in March that a major eating association had inquired about having a Slugburger World Eating Competition. “It’s more entertainment than an eating contest,” added Hill.
Major League Eating is the world body that oversees all professional eating contests. The organization, which developed competitive eating and includes the sport’s governing body, the International Federation of Competitive Eating, helps sponsors to develop, publicize and execute world-class eating events in all varieties of food disciplines.
The board also approved a pair of sponsorships for the Jacinto Foundation, Inc. and a request from the Kiwanis Club. In the first Jacinto request, the board approved $262 to be used for a new sign above the store. The sign will be designed by a local Girl Scout troop with Corinth High School art instructor Lynn Haynie overseeing the project. The Jacinto
Volunteer Fire Department will install the sign for free and all labor will be donated. Up to $1,343 was approved for the foundation to purchase 10 new picnic tables. A pair of the tables will replace rotten ones by the store, two will be placed at the well with the remaining six put throughout the park. Please see MLE | 2A
Health department offers free kids’ shots BY JEBB JOHNSTON firstname.lastname@example.org
All county health departments will offer free routine shots to catch up children on their immunzations In recognition of National Immunization Week, shots will be offered April 23 through 27. For the 2012-2013 school year, the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine is required for children entering the seventh grade, bringing the state in line with
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The cemetery pre-dates the Civil War, and many of its headstones and above-ground vaults are in need of repair.
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An Africian-American Civil War re-enactor for the National Park Service will portray the unknown Union soldier on Saturday at the Bethany Historic Cemetery. “Walking through Time”, a guided cemetery tour by Patrick Shell wills at 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Guests will learn to look beyond the stones and into the stories of the men and women
who molded the community as well as soldiers who died to preserve a way of life. Shell, who is from Vicksburg, will tell the story of a black soldier who guarded the supply wagons of the Union troops at the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads on June 10, 1864. Historians believe that a skeleton uncovered in the Tishomingo Creek bed in 1953 could have been one of the U. S. Colored troops. When the skeleton was found, his pocket
watch and weapon remained with him. His remains were buried in the Bethany Historic Cemetery. Six other local costumed figures will enchant and entertain as they bring to life the founding minister of the Bethany A.R. P. church; one of the known Confederate soldiers, Hardin Gilbert; founding families and others. Please see CEMETARY | 2A
others for adolescent immunization coverage. Forty-one other states require the vaccine, which has been a recommended vaccination for that age group since 2006. “We still strongly recommend the Tdap vaccine for all adolescents,” said Dr. Paul Byers, acting state epidemiologist. “However, it is only required for those entering seventh grade.” The Tdap vaccine normally costs $10. Please see SHOTS | 2A
Living Free Ministries celebrates eighth year BY JEFF YORK For the Daily Corinthian
A ministry which has helped thousands of people across the Crossroads area over the past eight years will celebrate its anniversary with a special Celebration Night Thursday at Oakland Baptist Church. Living Free Ministries will have their annual Celebration Night at Oakland Baptist Church Thursday to celebrate their 8th anniversary. The free meal will begin at 6 p.m. and there will be childcare for those ages 4-12 at the Living Free Building on U.S. 72 behind Magnolia Funeral
Home. “We are very excited about our celebration night,” said Living Free founder Tommy Wilson. “This night is all about saying thank you to the community for their generous support over the years. We do not hold any regular fundraisers and this night is not a fundraiser.” A favorite saying of Wilson is their goal is to “turn drug addicts into dads.” He and his wife Marea have worked hard over the past eight years to build the very successful ministry. Oakland Baptist senior pastor Dr. Randy Bostick will close Please see FREE | 2A
Habitat for Humanity takes swing at next project BY STEVE BEAVERS email@example.com
Habitat for Humanity is taking a swing to raise funds for its next project. The Corinth-Alcorn Chapter is trading its hammer for a golf club with the 2012 Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament scheduled April 28 at Shiloh Falls Golf Club in Pickwick, Tenn. “We would like to raise $25,000 so we can begin our next project with a partner family,” said the chapter’s Chessica Harville. “We will also accept any kind of donation.” The four-man scramble has an entry fee of $200. The fee includes 18 holes of golf, use of cart, practice range balls and lunch. Subway is providing the lunch. Organizers are shooting for 30 teams. Five teams have reg-
istered thus far. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the scramble teeing off at 9 a.m. “We also need more sponsors and will take as many as we can get,” added Harville. The local chapter has already started the interviewing process for new partner families. Applications can be picked up at any bank in the county. Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat provides affordable housing for families in need. Habitat isn’t a giveaway program. The partner family is required to put hundreds of hours into the home as well as a down payment and pay a monthly mortgage. Monthly payments
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Corinth-Alcorn Chapter of Habitat for Humanity members Ronnie Essary (from left), Chessica Harville, Bo Butler and Zane Elliott practice their swings for the chapter’s golf tournament set for April 28 at Shiloh Falls in Pickwick, Tenn. are based on the cost of the home with the no-interest loan being for 15 years.
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On this day in history 150 years ago April 18 — Federal mortar schooners commence a bombardment of Fort Jackson and Fort St. Phillip. Located on the Mississippi River 70 miles downstream from New Orleans, these masonry forts, along with a tiny “Mosquito Fleet,” are the only defense of the strategic port city.
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The health department says the immunity gained from early childhood immunizations against pertussis (whooping cough) weakens over time. Pertussis is highly contagious and is considered an increasing problem across the U.S. Parents may also choose to get other recommended shots for preteens, such as those against meningococcal disease, human paillomavirus, and a second
dose of varicella (chicken pox) vaccine for those who did not receive one at an earlier age. Vaccinations are available for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, haemophilus influenzae type b, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, pneumococcal, meningococcal, HPV and rotavirus. “Immunizations are the best protection we can offer our children against these often deadly diseases,” said Byers. The Alcorn County Health Department is open Monday through Friday on Jo Ann Drive.
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Don Rinehart (left) and Jim Nanney of the Alcorn County Power Association visited the Mississippi Capitol on Jan. 31 and talked with District 4 Sen. Rita Potts Parks.
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Admission to the cemetery tour will be by donations that will be used by the recently established Bethany Historic Cemetery board of directors for restoration. Entertainment will be provided by Tensley Taylor with violin music and song and Pat Arinder with dulcimer music. The Bethany A. R. P. church will be open for tours as well. Parking area including handicapped sites will be available near the site. The church was organized on June 5, 1852 and the oldest known grave is marked 1853. In case of rain, the actors will perform a reader’s the-
The Kiwanis Club was granted $3,500 to be used for advertisement for the 15th Annual Leon Frazier Memorial Concert. The concert, moved from the Corinth Civic Coliseum to the Crossroads Arena last year, is set for June 2 and will feature Gordon Mote and Michael English. “This isn’t a Gaither event, but I feel like we have an opportunity to have great event since the Gaithers aren’t coming to Tupelo this year,” said Kiwanis Club member Steve Knight. Mote and English are both part of Gaither events. The board’s next meeting is scheduled for May 15 at 8 a.m.
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Most of the Confederate soldiers killed in the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads are buried in the northern section of the cemetery. atre in the Bethany A. R.P. Church at 3 p.m. The cemetery is located five miles west of Baldwyn on Highway 370 west at the intersection of Highway 370 and CR 833.
(For more information, contact the Mississippi Final Stands Interpretive Center at 662-365-3969, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or finalstands.com.)
the night with a message. The church is an avid supporter of Living Free. Wilson has brought in author Rev. Eddie Spencer as the keynote speaker. Spencer wrote the book “Inmate 46857” about his time in Parchman State Penitentiary and the moment God changed his life. Rev. Spencer was sitting on his prison cot in Parchman in 1982 holding a homemade knife and contemplating murdering two fellow inmates just to strengthen his tough reputation. While the 19-year-old convict visualized stabbing his intended victims, God intervened and provided deliverance. The encounter with God took only a moment, but getting there had taken a lifetime. Instantly, all the years of anger and rejection flashed before his eyes.
Finally, Spencer recalled the night he slipped into a house, pointed a gun at a sleeping man’s face and said “Give me all your money!” He later served a 10year sentence at Parchman for attempted murder and robbery. Living Free has been instrumental over the years in helping many people with life controlling issues like alcohol, drugs and gambling. LFM has over 100 people weekly in their various local meetings. There are classes for men and women in an addiction study on Monday at 6 p.m. The Celebration Nights are held on Thursday at 6 p.m. A meal is held before both meetings. On Saturday, there is a men’s Bible study at 7 a.m. and a women’s Bible study at 9 a.m. (For more information on Living Free, you can check their web site (http://www.living-freeministries.org/) or search for them on Facebook. You can call 662-287-2733.)
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Billy R. Shaw
Funeral services for Billy R. Shaw, 67, of Corinth, are set for 4 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with burial at Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Glen. Mr. Shaw died Sunday, April 15, 2012, at his residence. Born Aug. 20, 1944, he was a welder and a roofer, did body work on cars and was an all-around handyman. He was a “Jack of all Trades.” He was a member of North Corinth Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by two sons, Billy Duane Shaw James Christopher Shaw; his Shaw parents, Manuel D. Shaw and Christine Snail Shackelford; a niece, Amanda Shaw; and a brother, Kenneth Shaw. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Frances Marie Evetts Shaw of Corinth; a daughter, Tammy Shaw Huff (Oliver) of Corinth; three grandchildren, Billy Chelmowski, Tommy Chelmowski and Tyler Huff; one great-grandson, Briley Huff; his brothers, Joe Shaw of Corinth, Jerry Shaw (Brenda) of Corinth, David Shaw (Mary), Johnny Shaw (Linda), and Larry Shaw (Margie), all of Theo; his sisters, Emma Null (Eugene) of Theo, and Lisa Orr (Tommy) of Huntsville, Ala.; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends; and special friends, David Derrick and wife Carol, Freddy Buchanan, Sonya Thrasher, Alliance Hospice, Cancer Clinic, West Clinic, Dr. Hill, Dr. Pratt and their staff. Bro. Bill Wages and Bro. Warren Jones will officiate. Visitation is today from 2 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Pallbearers are Chris Malone, Johnny Potts, Robert Moore, Tyler Huff, Billy Chelmowski and Noel Carrol.
Annie Louise Betts
Funeral services for Annie Louise Betts, 70, of Corinth, are set for 1 p.m. today at Wolf Creek M.B. Church in Booneville with burial at the church cemetery. Mrs. Betts died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice. Born March 16, 1942, she attended Wick Anderson High School. She was retired. She was a member of Wolf Creek Memorial Chapel. She was preceded in death by a son, Jackie Betts; her parents, Ed L. Rowan and Annie Pauline Rowan; and a brother, Charlie Rowan. Survivors include her children, Lawrence Radell Rowan, Sammy D. (Audrey) Betts and Tommy Lee (Beverly) Betts; her siblings, Ruby Williams and Annette Rowan of Battle Creek, Mich., Billy Don Rowan of Kansas City, Mo., Ruthie Calamese, Bernadine Rowan, William Ed Rowan, Martha, Jackie, Jean, Betty, Barbara Rowan, and Linda Maxwell of Booneville; and four grandchildren, Tiera Betts (USAF), Kendall Betts, Tommy Lee Betts Jr., and Rylee Betts. Rev. Alphonso Adkins Sr. will officiate. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Carolyn Tennant died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at her residence. Born Nov. 15, 1941, in Illinois, she was a retired cook. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Alma Tennant. Survivors include her sons, Dewayne Williams of Corinth, and Luther Williams of Chicago, Ill.; her brother, Clarence Tennant Jr. of Chicago, Ill.; her sisters, Phyllis Muller of Illinois, and Paula Mack of California; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
IUKA — Tharon Morgan, 84, died Sunday, April 15, 2012. The family will receive friends for visitation today from 5-9 p.m. at Morrison Funeral Home in Cherokee, Ala. The funeral service is set for 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in Iuka. Reverend Sammy Wallace will officiate. Mr. Morgan was a native of Prentiss County and a member of Iuka Gospel Chapel. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Korean War. He was a member of the Alabama Education Association and the National Education Association. Preceding Mr. Morgan in death are his parents, Shelby and Amanda Morgan; his wife of 49 years, Betty McBride Morgan, who died in January 2010; an infant brother, Vernon; and a brother, Clay McCoy. Coach Morgan graduated from Holcut High School in 1950, attended Northeast Junior College, and received his B.S. and Master’s degree in education from Mississippi State University. He began his long teaching career at Paden School in Mississippi where he was a teacher and basketball coach. He taught, coached, and also served as a school principal in Colbert County in Alabama for 32 years. Coach Morgan dedicated 30 of those years in education at Littleville Junior High School in Alabama, where he retired at the end of the 1986-87 school year. After retirement, he enjoyed gardening, truck farming, and working in the yard with his wife. Coach Morgan also loved eating out with all his family members, and on his birthday every year he treated the entire family to supper at a nice restaurant. As an avid Mississippi State fan, he loved watching the Bulldogs play football and basketball on television. Survivors include a brother, Larry Morgan (Joyce); sisters, Elaine Claunch, Earlene Lentz (Marion), Shirley Walden (Gerald), and Margie Bray (Charles) all of Booneville; sisters-in-law, Johnnie Stephens and Joyce Brumley (Donald) all of Iuka; and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be nephews, Kenny Claunch, Danny Rowsey, Jacky Rowsey, Gary Walden and Randy Walden, and close friend, Tommy Nichols. Morrison Funeral Home is directing.
Academic competition Northeast Mississippi Community College mathematics and science division recently held its annual high school mathematics and science competition on the Booneville campus. High schools from Northeast’s five-county area – Alcorn, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo and Union – competed in the one-day competition. Each school was allowed six participants with competitors scoring on a pair of timed multiple-choice test – one in math, one in science. Corinth High School captured the overall competition and the overall top math award for the competition. The highest three science test scores and the highest three math test scores determines top school placements for the six participating students. Competing for Corinth High School were (from left) Shannon Overholt, Brooks Pratt, James Haworth, sponsor Debbie Madjlesi, Abby Noyes, Mary Wayne and Katie Knight.
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Patti Beard, 54 and a Warren County native, started smoking at age 18 while in college “because everyone else was doing it and it was cool.” Beard quit smoking 34 years later because her dream of watching her only child grow up and have her own children was more important than her own addiction. “Smoking was impacting my breathing, so I didn’t want to risk the chance of how it would continue to impact my health. I quit a year and a half ago and hope I quit before I caused damage that may show up later,” said Beard. Women, like Beard, are increasingly being targeted by the tobacco industry through elaborate marketing campaigns. All too often these marketing campaigns are used to reduce women’s fear of the health risks from smoking by depicting positive images, such as models or celebrities using tobacco. “Mississippi women are a major target of the tobacco industry. The tobacco industry is targeting women with cleverly thought-out marketing campaigns in order to replace smokers who will die prematurely from tobacco-related diseases with new users,” said Roy Hart, Director of the Office of Tobacco Control with the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), female smokers are at a greater risk for cardiovascular disease, higher rates of infertil-
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