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2012 Christmas Basket Fund “A Community Tradition”

Basket fund tops $7,500 The spirit of giving is alive and well in the Crossroads area as donations continue to arrive daily for the 17th Annual Corinth Rotary Club/Daily Corinthian 2012 Christmas Basket Fund. The civic club and newspaper have set a $20,000 community fundraising goal this year so 1,000 food baskets can be given away to local families at 8 a.m.on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Crossroads Arena. The total now stands at $7,760, meaning $12,240 still needs to be raised from the community as there will be no corporate match this year. Recent donations include $100 from Johnny ans Susan Young in memory of Frances Vivan Young, Phil Young and James “Buddy” Crowe; $50 anonymous gift; $250 from the Corinth Garden Club; $50 from Mary Helen Kennedy in honor of Bo and Will; and $25 from Please see BASKET | 3A

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Rail, water, highway access brings jobs to Yellow Creek BY BRANT SAPPINGTON bsappington@dailycorinthian.com

A unique combination of water, rail and highway access has helped turn a sleepy corner of Tishomingo County into a thriving center for industrial and economic development with a history of success and a promising future. Yellow Creek Port is at the

center of that ongoing development with approximately 450 jobs at the port itself and another 350 to be found at the nearby Tri-State Industrial Park. Economic development leaders say the success of the area and the potential for future growth is rooted in the economics of water transpor-

tation and a commitment by area governments and development organizations to support the growth of the area as a hub for regional development. “You can go anywhere in the world from Yellow Creek Port,” said Tishomingo County Development Foundation Executive Director Gary Matthews. Located near the intersec-

tion of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway and the Tennessee River, shippers using the port can transport large and heavy cargo anywhere on the continent through connections to the Mississippi and other key river systems and from there to anywhere in the Please see JOBS | 3A

Family tradition converges in Corinth BY STEVE BEAVERS sbeavers@dailycorinthian.com

They come far and wide. All due to the fact their parents loved Christmas. The Christmas tradition of the late Bill and Miriam Seale came to Corinth this time around. One of the Seale’s sons, Larry, and his wife Susan, played host to over 30 family members at the Generals’ Quarters on Saturday. “We get together because they (Bill and Miriam) loved to prepare during Christmas,” said Corinth’s Susan Seale. “The children wanted to keep the tradition going … families need to know one another and this is their one chance a year to get together.” Larry and Susan Seale moved to Corinth five years ago. Larry, a Vietnam veteran,

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Susan Seale and her granddaughter, Savannah Newhouse, admire the Christmas ornaments on the tree at the Generals’ Quarters.

Shelter strives to find good homes for pets BY BRANT SAPPINGTON bsappington@dailycorinthian.com

The Corinth-Alcorn County Animal Shelter is seeking to help abandoned animals have a safe and happy home for the holidays. The shelter is hosting several events and fundraisers during the month of December to help them meet their financial needs as they work to encourage the adoption of animals in the community. Shelter Director Charlotte Doehner said they currently have 214 animals available for adoption and they are continuing to work with the public and rescue groups throughout the country to find homes for these animals. Saturday the shelter kicked off a special week of lower cost adoptions with a visit from

Santa Claus and an opportunity for pet lovers to get their furry friends’ photo taken with Santa. Now through this coming weekend adoption fees for dogs will drop from the normal $65 to $40 and adoption fees for cats will drop from the standard $40 to $20. All the animals available have already been spayed or neutered and had their required shots. Doehner said if anyone is considering adopting an animal, there’s never been a better time to come by and find a new friend. Next Saturday they will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the public to enjoy refreshments and take a look at all the improvements made to the shelter over the past year. “We want people to see

all the progress that’s been made,” said Doehner. She said they’ve been blessed with a dedicated and hard working group of volunteers who have transformed the shelter over the last year into one of the cleanest and most well kept facilities of its kind. “Our volunteers have worked so hard,” she said. The organization is working on several fundraisers as they seek to continue to raise funds to support their efforts. Doehner said they’re currently about $40,000 short of the funds they really need and so they’ve been working hard on fundraisers. “We understand the economy is tight and we have to

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SEALE it every year.” Each year the tradition is rotated among the five Seale children — Jack, Larry, Ben and Jerry Seale along with the lone female, Lynn Marshall. “We find a way to get there every year,” added Lynn. Family members make the trek from places such as New Orleans, Slidell, Philadelphia and Tupelo and sometimes even Dallas. “It is so sweet here (Corinth) that we have fallen in love,” said Susan’s daughter, Kerry Newhouse, of Memphis. “When we come to visit, it’s like coming to Mayberry.”

“We get together because they (Bill and Miriam) loved to prepare during Christmas.”

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and Susan reared their two daughters in Oklahoma before moving to Philadelphia then on to Corinth. “We choose to come here and be closer to our daughters in Memphis,” said Susan. “The people here are all so warm and real … we feel very at home.” The 30-something gathering of the Seale family began with a time of visitation before sitting down for lunch at the Generals’ Quarters. Following the meal, the family returned to Larry and Susan’s home on Fillmore Street for dessert and the

Susan Seale Corinth exchange of gifts. “Bill and Miriam loved Christmas so much,” said their daughter-in-law, June Seale, who is married Jack, one of the four brothers of the late couple. “We look forward to

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Noah Newhouse and Ava Catherine Newhouse go over their list with Santa during the Christmas gathering of the Seale family held Saturday. The two are the grandchildren of Larry and Susan Seale of Corinth.

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world. The port also offers convenient access to a major 4-lane highway in U.S. Highway 72 and access to rail transportation as well. Matthews said the area is viewed as prime site for industrial development, noting Southern Business and Development Magazine recently named it one of the top 10 industrial sites in the region. Yellow Creek Port Executive Director Eugene Bishop said water is the most economical means of transporting heavy loads and extremely large items such as the steel and composite components manufactured by many of the port and industrial park’s current tenants. The full service port encompasses 1,100 acres of industrial sites along the waterway with tenants including steel fabricators such as Monotech, DynaSteel, Skyline Steel Pipe and Roll Form Group. Ribbon cuttings were held in October for two new companies, Dennen Steel and Contract Fabricators, which expect to create more than 100 new jobs in the next year. Bishop said much of the port’s success in recruiting industry is rooted in the concept of bringing in an anchor tenant for the site. That centerpiece company, steel processor FerrouSouth, has helped draw other companies to the site to take advantage of close proximity to the company along with the transportation and logistics advantages offered by the port.

FerrouSouth is a steel processing company that provides contract processing services for a variety of companies. Frank Frostino, vicepresident of operations for FerrouSouth, said Yellow Creek offered his company a unique mix of opportunities. The proximity to major steel mills in Alabama, Arkansas, Columbus and other areas that can easily ship in materials via the waterway for processing is a major advantage. The transportation options also offer benefits for outbound transportation of finished goods to customers. “Transportation of unprocessed and processed steel is very cost competitive because of the port’s opportunity of moving steel by barge, rail and truck,” said Frostino. The company opened at the port in 1998 with a single building and one steel slitter. Since that time they’ve expanded the original building and added an additional building for two leveling and cut to length operations along with leasing additional space for a third leveling and cutting line. Within the past year the company has added a new stretcher leveler to offer additional services for customers. Since 1998 they company has grown from 18 employees to 60. Frostino said the relationship with the port has been a major benefit to the company and they expect to continue to benefit from it for many years to come.

Port director Bishop noted the port is governed by a board made up of representatives from counties throughout the area. He said it is a true regional effort with the idea that when one area succeeds, everyone wins. “We’re regionally focused,” he said. As Yellow Creek Port continues to thrive, work is also underway to market another key area along the waterway for future growth. An 800 acre site is available at Burnsville with its own barge terminal. The site in the Northeast Mississippi Waterfront Industrial Park is a major focus of the TAP Alliance, a regional development group made up of representatives from Tishomingo, Alcorn and Prentiss counties. Work is currently underway to develop a rail spur connecting the site to Norfolk Southern’s main line. There is also a Tishomingo-county owned 88,000 square foot industrial building currently available for lease or sale. “The Burnsville site is a major focus of TAP,” said Matthews. He said they’re working to market the site and have it as prepared as possible for future development. Bishop said it would be ideal to bring in another anchor tenant like FerrouSouth to the site that could help draw additional suppliers to the area. “We want to see similar clustering there,” he said. The Alliance CEO Gary Chandler, a key partner in TAP, said the group

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recently received a technical survey of the site conducted by the Tennessee Valley Authority that outlines the opportunities and challenges at the location and how it could be divided up into parcels to suite potential tenants. Chandler said the group plans to work in the coming months on having environmental and other surveys done that potential industrial tenants would want to see before committing to the location. “We’re working on doing the things we need to do at Burnsville to get the ball rolling,” said Chandler. He said with the water access, the access to Highway 72 and the ongoing work to establish the rail spur, the site offers some very unique benefits to industry. He would like to see the site as home to several diverse industries in the future to provide insulation from a downturn in any one area. “You don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket,” he said. He believes the site could also benefit in the future from the City of Corinth’s surface water project that will bring water from the Tenn-Tom to Corinth. While there are no specific plans on the drawing board currently to tie into the system at Burnsville, he said the system has the excess capacity and could be used that way if needed to serve a major industry. “It’s an exciting time for the TAP Alliance,” said Chandler.

BASKET blessed by the opportunity to work with the Mississippi State University School of Veterinary Medicine over the past several months. MSU has been picking up groups of animals from the shelter and transporting them to the Starkville campus to be spayed or neutered free of charge. That program will continue with the start of the new year and the school also plans to send its mobile veterinary clinic bus to the shelter to perform the operations on site as well. The Corinth-Alcorn County Animal Shelter is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday on Proper Street.

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get out and do things to bring in funds,” she said. Students in local schools have decorated milk jugs for the holidays that have been placed at businesses throughout the county to collect donations. The shelter also recently added a new section of pet accessories such as toys and leashes for sale to the public that they hope will bring in additional funds. They also now have a new T-shirt available with the theme of “Take them Home for the Holidays” to raise funds and encourage adoptions. Doehner said they’ve been

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IUKA — Funeral services for Loretta Berryman, 74, are set for 11 a.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Berryman died Saturday, December 8, 2012 at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of Mt. Evergreen United Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling, fishing, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Survivors include a son, Keith Berryman (Stephanie) of Iuka; a daughter, Sheila Utley (Gary) of Leeds, Ala.; four sisters, Opal Burgen, Sally Rhodes, and Clara Marks all of Chicago, Il., and Delores Lawson of Harlan, Ky.; four brothers, Robert Howard of Harlan, Ky., Roy Howard of Chicago, Reed Howard of Harlan and Kenneth Howard of Reagan, Tn.; two grandchildren, Sarah Grace Berryman and Brittany Berryman Davis (Matt); and two step-grandchildren, Ashleigh Hortner and Katie Jourdan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Berryman; her parents, Miles and Nanny Howard; a sister, Christine Howard; and a brother, Homer Howard. Rev. Lt. Col. Robert Armstrong will officiate. Visitation was 5-9 p.m. Monday.

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RIPLEY — Funeral services for Marion Dale Morrison, 65, are set for 1 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home with burial in Chapman Church Cemetery. Mr. Morrison died Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was born July 22, 1947. He was a member of Chapman Church of Christ and a trapper. Survivors include three sisters, Lavaugn Carmichiel (Butch) of Corinth, Sandra Hopper (Ricky Joe) of Walls, and Joan Berryman (Jimmy) of Ripley; and one brother, Tony Morrison (Jane) of Ripley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Mary Inez Chapman Morrison. Minister Mark Lindley will officiate. Visitation was 5-8 p.m. Monday at Ripley Funeral Home.

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One problem at a time Medicare patients? To the editor: I was reminded recently just how poor medical treatment is provided to patients with Medicare. My sister had an appointment with her doctor in Corinth concerning three issues. She was told by the nurse practitioner they would only be able to take care of one issue that day. If she wanted to be seen for other health issues, she would have to come back. So, which one would she like taken care of? Imagine choosing between getting your refills for the multiple prescription medications you take, shingles or bronchitis? She chose getting her refills, because without them, she probably would be hospitalized. She has had one stroke, so without blood pressure and diabetes medication, this was a very real possibility. I can’t imagine having blisters wrapped around your back and abdomen, and the pain that comes with these breakouts from shingles and realizing you will leave without any medical help. Where I live, when I see the doctor, the first thing I am asked is what are you seeing the doctor for today? In my sister’s case, she would have given three issues that needed medical attention. The last thing my doctor asks me before we are done is, “Is there anything else you need today?” In some places, health care has become about numbers, not human compassion for someone hurting. This isn’t just about my sister’s care, but about the numbers of patients who have been told they can only be seen for one problem. You could spend a week or longer to get in to be seen for multiple problems with multiple charges. Just wondering —is there anyone else experiencing this kind of medical treatment? Glenda Grace Illinois

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Administration faces drug enforcement fight STARKVILLE — After a recent column on the election results that made marijuana use and possession legal in two U.S. states, a thoughtful reader responded with a dissenting view. My column pointed out that now that voters in the states of Colorado and Washington have approved legalizing the sale of marijuana in their states, there is the inevitable showdown between these new state laws and current federal law that makes marijuana sales illegal in all states. The laws passed in Colorado and Washington allow the recreational use of marijuana and require that the states set up a bureaucracy to license, regulate and tax those sales. That regulatory system is expected to be very similar to the bureaucracies that exist in states to license, regulate and tax the sales of liquor, wine and beer. The reader wrote: “The federal government has no authority to regulate marijuana, and certainly none to ban it. It occurred to me

recently that it took an amendment to the Constitution to ban alcohol, and Sid Salter the stroke of a pen to Columnist ban marijuana. What changed in the Constitution in the meantime? Nothing. “The war on drugs is dangerous, more dangerous than the drugs. The war on drugs is costly, more costly than the drugs. It is a violation of the concept of selfownership and an assault on liberty. Also, it’s a failure. It doesn’t work. Prohibition never does,” the reader concluded. While I don’t agree with the reader’s contention that the federal government can’t regulate marijuana possession and use, the fact is that the vote in Colorado and Washington is being played out over just the questions raised in my column and by my reader. The Obama administration and the Justice Depart-

ment is debating just what action will be taken by the federal government over enforcement of federal drug laws while the two states engage in their marijuana decriminalization efforts. From the standpoint of the law, marijuana is illegal under the Controlled Substances Act. A federal court battle over the conflict between state laws and the CSA would be the most ready basis for federal government legal action challenging the new state laws. The day before the Washington state law became effective; the U.S. Justice Department released the following preemptive strike: “Justice Department issued on Wednesday — the day before the initiative took effect in Washington warning state residents that the drug remained illegal. “In enacting the Controlled Substances Act, Congress determined that marijuana is a Schedule I controlled substance. Regardless of any changes in state law, including the change that will go into

effect on December 6 in Washington State, growing, selling or possessing any amount of marijuana remains illegal under federal law.” What is clear at this point is that the Obama administration will have to choose between the pressure from law enforcement for strict enforcement of existing federal laws and pressure from within the Democratic Party to strongly consider these decriminalization efforts. Decriminalizing marijuana has long been a policy sought by more liberal Democrats. It is ironic, however, that the far Left may find ready allies among more libertarian conservatives who see the effort to decriminalize pot as a question of state’s rights and constitutional freedom. Bottom line, it will be a long time before the smoke clears on this issue. (Daily Corinthian and syndicated columnist Sid Salter can be contacted at 601-507-8004 or sidsalter@sidsalter.com.)

Is Romney loss a Republican retreat — or rout? Given the expectations raised by the Republican punditocracy — that Mitt was headed for a big victory — defeat hit especially hard. Now, what had seemed an orderly retreat has taken on the aspect of a rout, with Beltway Republicans calling for abandonment of fixed positions all along the line. After Senate candidates Richard Mourdock in Indiana and Todd Akin in Missouri bollixed the question of abortion in cases of rape, Republicans are being counseled to downgrade or dump the social issues. As young people seem to support same-sex marriage, why not be good libertarians and get on board? As Romney got 27 percent of the Hispanic vote, we must stop this talk of border fences, ID cards, employer sanctions and “self-deportation,” and reconsider amnesty and a path to citizenship. The party is being urged to shed positions dear to loyalists, to win over folks who voted for Obama. And those who urge the ditching of positions dear to the base are rewarded with indulgent media portrayals as Republican leaders who have “grown.” But there are two problems with this panicky reaction to defeat. First, while the defections depress and dishearten the faithful, they rarely attract the disbelievers whom the switch is designed to ap-

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pease. Second, such maneuvers are the indelible mark of the opportunist. Pat W h i c h Buchanan bring us to John BoehColumnist ner’s concessions to Obama to save us from going over the fiscal cliff. Though a tax increase would violate party principle and a commitment to constituents just a month ago, and though Lord Keynes himself would argue that raising taxes in a limp economy is risky business, Boehner has offered Obama $800 billion in new tax revenues. Yet, though Boehner is capitulating, the White House has backhanded his offer. The Clinton tax rates on the rich must be restored or no deal, says Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. Obama takes a more moderate position. We must raise both rates and revenues. The purpose here? Rub Republican noses in their capitulation, and force a rupture within their party. While the administration could reap far more revenue by capping and cutting deductions — “tax expenditures” in the liberal catechism — an increase in tax rates would be such a transparent surrender it would cause a rebellion in the House and demoralize

the conservatives. Why, then, are Republicans still bearing gifts to Obama, with a few even pushing for concessions on tax rates? They are terrified of the fiscal cliff, and understandably so. For if we go over, taxes rise on every family, and polls say that by 2 to 1 the people will hold Republicans responsible. And if we go over the cliff and taxes rise on everyone, the first order of business of Obama in the New Year will be to push a tax cut for the 98 percent of Americans who earn less than $250,000. By his State of the Union address, Obama would be able to pose as the rescuer of the middle class from the abyss into which the GOP had plunged it — to prevent fat cats from paying a fair share for debt reduction. And he would be able to pose credibly as a peacethrough-strength Democratic president determined to restore deep cuts in defense caused by a congressional sequester. At the end of the Battle of the Fiscal Cliff, the GOP may be left in the position of the lady who sold her virtue — and didn’t get paid. By Jan. 31, the GOP may have double-crossed its Tea Party allies by accepting increases in tax revenues and rates, and alienated its strongest supporters, seniors, by demanding and

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winning freezes and cuts in future Medicare and Social Security benefits. If Republicans cut a deal on tax hikes to prevent our going over the cliff, they look like collaborators. If they refuse to cut a deal, the Bush tax cuts are history and the GOP will be forced to enact “Obama tax cuts.” The Republican Party seems close to the end of its tether. Party elites want to go silent on social issues, while the base believes they define who we are. The base wants no part of wars on Syria or Iran being pushed by leading Senate Republicans. The grass roots see mass immigration as imperiling the national unity and advancing national bankruptcy. The elites babble on about an open door. Now a GOP House elected to hold the line on taxes is offering new tax revenues and perhaps higher tax rates to fund the biggest Big Government in history. The GOP is close to reassuming its role as the tax collector for the welfare state. Meanwhile, the New Majority coalition is passing on, and the era of Reagan is over for good. The party needs new ideas and leaders other than the ones who brought them to this dead end. (Daily Corinthian columnist Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?”)

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One injured in small plane crash in Rankin BRANDON — A small plane crashed in some woods near a Rankin County neighborhood, moderately injuring the pilot, but a passenger escaped unharmed. Sheriff Bryan Bailey said the pilot sustained bruises, cuts, and possible broken bones when the red and yellow experimental biplane crashed just before 5 p.m. Sunday. No one on the ground was injured. The sheriff says it took almost 45 minutes to get to the plane and get the passengers out of the woods, but residents of the subdivision helped with all-terrain vehicles. Bailey says the plane

had taken off from the private airstrip at the subdivision. The names of the two in the plane have not been released.  

Feds join suit alleging nursing home fraud LUMBERTON — Federal officials are joining a whistleblower lawsuit claiming a former south Mississippi nursing home operator withheld care to pad profits. The suit, originally filed by Academy Health Center, claims the former operator of a Lumberton nursing home claimed money from Medicare and Medicaid for services he didn’t provide or for services so bad they were “effectively worthless.” Douglas K. Mittleider

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and companies he controlled ran the nursing home from October 2005 until earlier this year. The suit says employees and medical supplies were in short supply, and residents suffered pressure ulcers, falls, dehydration and malnutrition.  

Storms damage several spots TYLERTOWN — A strong storm has caused damage in south Mississippi’s Walthall and Marion counties, near the Louisiana border. National Weather Service officials say a barn and an office building roof were damaged south of Tylertown after 8 a.m. Monday. The storm moved

northeast, damaging a home in Dexter and the roof of a home in Marion County. Shawn O’Neal, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Slidell, La., says surveyors will examine the damage to determine if the storm was a tornado. A squall line associated with a cold front downed trees and caused minor damage across Mississippi. An apartment complex roof was damaged in Louisville, a gazebo flipped over in West Point and a tree fell through a trailer near Meadville.  

Proposed code would allow mixed land uses TUPELO — A new development code in Tupe-

lo will allow more mixing of land uses. The code is to go to a vote in January. If the City Council adopts the code, a transition period will follow. During that time, developers will be able to choose which code they will follow. At a hearing last week, some business owners voiced concerns about sign regulations under the new code. Nat Leathers of Dodge’s Stores said the proposed percentages for signs on business windows, 10 percent, and walls, 30 percent, hurt his window-heavy store. Officials say they will consider a total percentage of signs for businesses, instead of specific ratios for walls,

windows and ground.  

DeSoto district finds little mold in school OLIVE BRANCH — DeSoto County school officials say they’ve found little wrong at a school where parents say their children have been coming home sick. But some parents at Olive Branch Elementary say they’re not satisfied with the results. School district officials said Friday that tests of the school environment came back negative with the exception of a mold spot in the dishwashing area that’s being fixed along with dirty carpet. The district said it would replace carpet and conduct a “deep clean” over Christmas break.

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on aliens that may have landed in Russia. In footage recorded Friday, Medvedev joked that each Russian leader gets two folders with information about extraterrestrials that visited our planet — and stayed.

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Obama to press for taxes on rich WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is pressing for public support Monday to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, a day after he and House Speaker John Boehner met oneon-one for the first time to discuss ways to avert the “fiscal cliff.” Neither side provided details of the weekend meeting at the White House. But with just three weeks until a flurry of tax hikes and spending cuts start taking effect, the mere fact that the meeting happened was seen as progress. Negotiations continue to center on whether to raise tax rates for the top 2 percent of income earners. Obama, in a campaign-style speech to auto workers in

Michigan on Monday, is expected to stress that he won’t sign a deal that doesn’t include higher tax rates for the wealthiest Americans. While Republicans have long opposed that approach, some GOP lawmakers are suggesting the party relent on taxes in order to win concessions from the president on changes to benefit programs such as Medicare. Still, Boehner’s office indicated Monday that the speaker wasn’t ready to take that step.  

Navy SEAL killed in rescue identified WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has identified the Navy SEAL killed during the weekend rescue mission in Afghanistan as Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque of Monroeville, Pa. A Defense Department statement says the 28-year-old Checque died of combat-related injuries but gave no further details of the mission. He was among members of SEAL Team Six, which freed an American doctor abducted by the Taliban. It is the same team that killed Osama bin Laden last year, but it’s unclear whether Checque was on the bin Laden mission. Officials in Afghanistan say Dr. Dilip Joseph of Colorado Springs, Colo., was rescued in eastern Afghanistan.  

Stock market is wild card in fiscal cliff talks WASHINGTON — Congress and the White House can significantly soften the initial impact of the “fiscal cliff” even if they fail to reach a

compromise by Dec. 31. One thing they cannot control, however, is the financial markets’ reaction, which possibly could be a panicky selloff that triggers economic reversals worldwide. The stock market’s unpredictability is perhaps the biggest wild card in the political showdown over the fiscal cliff. President Barack Obama’s re-election gives him a strong negotiating hand, as Republicans are increasingly acknowledging. And some Democrats are willing to let the Dec. 31 deadline pass, because a rash of broad-based tax hikes would pressure Republicans to give more ground in renewed deficit-reduction negotiations. A chief fear for Obama’s supporters, however, is that Wall Street would be so disgusted or dismayed that stocks would plummet before lawmakers could prove their newfound willingness to mitigate the fiscal cliff’s harshest measures.

Bike, truck deaths soar, buck trend WASHINGTON — Deaths of bicyclists and occupants of large trucks rose sharply last year even as total traffic fatalities dropped to their lowest level since 1949, federal safety officials said Monday. Bicyclist deaths jumped 8.7 percent and deaths of occupants of large trucks increased 20 percent, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in an analysis of 2011 traffic deaths. Overall traffic fatalities dropped 1.9 percent, to 32,367. The decline came as the number of miles driven by motorists dropped by 1.2 percent.


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Dollarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surging sales Wall Street expects another round of strong quarterly results from Dollar General today. The discount retailerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales have been growing, driven by demand for candy, snacks and perishable foods, as well as seasonal products. The company, due to report its third-quarter results, increased its full-year earnings forecast in September. Will its latest results prompt Dollar General to raise its estimate again?

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Bruised Apple Investors are harvesting their Apple profits. Since hitting an all-time high of $705 on Sept. 21, Apple stock has plunged 25 percent. There are three leading theories for the cause of the sell-off: The Competition Conundrum Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grip on the growing mobile computing market is loosening. The iPhoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early lead has been surrendered to the more than 500 million devices running on Googleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free Android software. Apple has shipped 271 million iPhones since 2007. Now, competition is growing in the tablet market. The iPadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current 56 percent market share will dip below 50 percent by 2016, predicts IDC, a market research firm.

The Creativity Contraction Since the death of co-founder Steve Jobs, Apple has mostly been fine-tuning products. Can Apple conjure up another revolutionary device to catapult it into another stretch of breakneck sales growth? Most analysts believe an Apple TV, which is in development, could be its next breakout product, but the timing is uncertain. The Fiscal Cliff Countdown Longtime Apple shareholders may be selling to lock in gains at a lower tax rate. Under laws set to expire Dec. 31, profits on stocks owned for at least a year are taxed at a 15 percent rate. The rate on capital gains is set to rise to 20 percent, 23.8 percent for people with high incomes.The recent drop notwithstanding, Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stock has had an incredible run. Even investors who got in at the beginning of this year are sitting on a total return of 32 percent.

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Fed meeting

Pantryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s struggles

The Federal Reserveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest Beige Book report found economic growth was up in most parts of the U.S. in October and November. The report, a snapshot of business conditions in each of the Fedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 12 regional districts, credited the gains to solid consumer spending and steady home sales. Even so, economists are anticipating that the Fedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monetary policymaking body will probably decide to provide more support for the economy during a two-day meeting that kicks off today.

Declining fuel sales and higher wholesale fuel costs have hurt The Pantryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s profitability this year. The company, which runs convenience stores and Kangaroo Express gas stations in the Southeast, has made up for that with improved merchandise sales and by slashing costs. Wall Street is expecting that the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fiscal fourth-quarter earnings, due out today, will fall short of its results in the same period last year.

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8A • Daily Corinthian

Local Schedule Today Basketball Walnut @ Ripley, 6  

Thursday Basketball Walnut @ Baldwyn, 6  

Friday Basketball Kossuth @ Central, 6 (WXRZ) Amory @ Corinth, 6 Biggersville @ Falkner, 6  

Saturday, Dec. 15 Basketball Biggersville Classic (G) Marshall Acd.-Biggersville, 9:30 (G) East Webster-Booneville, 11 (B) Marshall Acd.-Central, 12:30 (B) H.W. Byers-Booneville, 2 (B) Olive Branch-Shannon, 3:30 (B) Calhoun City-Baldwyn, 5 (B) DeSoto Central-Corinth, 6:30 (B) New Albany-Biggersville, 8 Ripley Classic Walnut  

Sports

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

WKU hires Petrino as head coach Associated Press

Western Kentucky announced Monday that it has hired Bobby Petrino as the new Hilltoppers’ football coach. WKU athletic director said in a release that Petrino will be introduced at a Monday afternoon news conference. The 51-year-old Petrino replaces Willie Taggart, who left WKU Saturday to become South Florida’s coach. Petrino had a 34-17 record at Arkansas and 75-26 overall in eight seasons as a college head coach. He was fired by Arkansas in April for a “pattern of mislead-

ing” behavior following a motorcycle accident. Petrino had an affair with former Razorback volleyball player Jessica Dorrell, who he later hired as a football assistant had gave her $20,000 in gifts. Petrino said initially he was the only person on the motorcycle but later admitted to Dorrell’s presence. Petrino has been looking to get back into coaching since his dismissal. His name was mentioned recently in connection with several openings, including Kentucky and Auburn. Petrino returns to the state

where he successfully began his head coaching career. He coached at Louisville from 2003-06, going 41-9 and leading the Cardinals to a 12-1 mark and their first-ever BCS berth in the Orange Bowl in 2006. From there Petrino went to the NFL. He had a brief 13-game stint in 2007 with the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons stumbled to a 3-10 start before Petrino left for Arkansas, announcing his departure to players in a four-sentence laminated letter attached to their lockers. Arkansas had a losing record

— 5-7 — in his first season. But Petrino and the Razorbacks improved each after that. They were to 8-5 in 2009, 10-3 with a Sugar Bowl appearance in 2010 and went 11-2 with a Cotton Bowl bid in 2011. He takes over a 7-5 Western Kentucky team that’s headed to its first bowl appearance as an FBS school. The Hilltoppers will play in the Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl on Dec. 26 against Central Michigan. WKU defensive coordinator Lance Guidry was named interim coach on Saturday will coach the team in the bowl game.

Tuesday, Dec. 18 Basketball Central @ Tish Co. (WXRZ), 6 Biggersville @ Blue Mountain, 6 Middleton @ Walnut, 6  

Thursday, Dec. 20 Basketball Walnut @ Kossuth, 6 Shannon @ Corinth, 6 Thrasher @ Biggersville, 6  

Friday, Dec. 21 Basketball Corinth @ Central, 6 (WXRZ)  

Saturday, Dec. 22 Basketball (G) Walnut @ Hickory Flat Clash Lynx Holiday Classic (B) Corinth-White Station, 6

Shorts Volleyball League The Corinth Sportsplex is offering a volleyball league for men and women. There will be a meeting on Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. and play will begin on Jan. 7, 2013. Cost is $125 for 10-game season and tournament. T-shirts will be awarded to league champions. If interested, call 287-4417 with team name and contact person.

NHL cancels all contests until Dec. 31

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Basketball break Cassie Farris talks with the Biggersville Lady Lions between quarters during action earlier this season. Prep sports will take a break this week due to state testing. Local basketball action resumes on Friday with three contests.

Plaza Lanes Bowling Leagues Standings and results from recent league bowling action at Plaza Lanes.  

Thursday Morning Coffee

Associated Press

NEW YORK — If there is going to be an NHL season, it won’t happen before New Year’s Eve. The NHL announced Monday that all games have been canceled through Dec. 30. There had already been 422 regular-season games lost through Dec. 14 because of the lockout, and the latest cuts on Day 86 of the league shutdown claimed 104 more. The NHL also has called off the New Year’s Day Winter Classic and the All-Star game. In all, the 526 lost games account for nearly 43 percent of the regular season that was scheduled to begin Oct. 11. The cancellation of just 16 more days of the season, however, could perhaps signal hope of a deal to begin play in early January. Negotiations between the league and the players’ association broke off last week, but NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Sunday the sides are trying to restart talks this week. Daly wrote in an email to The Associated Press on Monday that nothing had been completed regarding a meeting with the union. Whenever the sides do get back together, they will be hard-pressed to work out a deal quickly on a new collective bargaining agreement. Commissioner Gary Bettman said last week, after the most recent round of negotiations, that a season must consist of at least 48 games to protect its integrity. That’s the same number played during the lockout-shortened 1994-95 season. The 1995 lockout ended Jan. 11. The season then began nine days later and lasted until May 3. That marked the only time the NHL season has stretched until May. Each team played 48 games, solely within its own conference, which is likely the model the league would follow this time if a settlement is reached soon. Please see NHL | 9A

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Country Girls 25.5-30.5 Gutter Girls 25.5-30.5 Sticky Pins 25-31 Sweet Rolls 24.5-31.5 IBEW 24-32 Comedians 23-33 Bowling Buddies 21-35   High Team Game: Sticky Pins 895 High Team Series: Sticky Pins 2477 High Individual Games: Mandy Thomas 225, Belinda Hardin 222, Amanda Little 199, Joan Hendrix 188, Betty Smith 187.

High Individual Series: Thomas 563, Hardin 547, Smith 501, Annette Tucker 491, Debra Eskridge 490.   11-15 High Team Game: Iuka Wellness 865 High Team Series: Sticky Pins 2401 High Individual Games: Velma Bugg 203, Judy Clement 193, Sabine Hubbard 191, Belinda Hardin 190, Helen Carroll 185. High Individual Series: Hubbard 556, Hardin 530,

Teresa Fugitt 503, Bugg 496, Sandy Enos 492.  

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Sources: Lattimore will declare for NFL Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Injured South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore will enter the NFL draft, said people familiar with the decision. One person said Monday that Lattimore is expected to announce his decision later this week. The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because there has not been an

official statements regarding Lattimore’s decision. The running back suffered a horrific injury to his right knee against Tennessee on Oct. 27. Doctors say Lattimore had successful surgery to repair several ligaments on Nov. 2. It is unclear when he’ll be able to return to the field. Lattimore injured his left knee in 2011 as a sophomore. He rushed for 662 yards and

11 touchdowns this season, both team highs. He is South Carolina’s career leader in both overall touchdowns with 41 and rushing scores with 38. Lattimore did not immediately answer a text message or phone call from The AP. ESPN first reported Lattimore’s intention to declare for the draft. Lattimore had been South

Carolina’s primary offensive force the past three seasons, starting from the time he stepped on campus as a freshman in 2010. He missed the final six games of 2011 after tearing a knee ligament at Mississippi State. Lattimore had surgery on the left knee and plunged himself into rehab, returnPlease see LATTIMORE | 9A

Royals’ trade with Rays shows win-now mentality Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When James Shields broke into the big leagues with Tampa Bay, the Rays were no better than the Kansas City Royals. They lost more than 100 games his first season, and fared little better the following year. But by his third season as a starter, the Rays had finally turned the corner, many of

their prized prospects forming the nucleus of a team that upstaged AL East stalwarts Boston and the Yankees and advanced all the way to the World Series. Now, after a blockbuster deal that sent Shields and fellow right-hander Wade Davis to the Royals late Sunday, the former All-Star pitcher believes everything is in place

for Kansas City to replicate the Rays’ success. “The Royals are definitely on the right track,” Shields said Monday. “They definitely remind me of our ’07 season going into our ’08 season in the Rays organization, and I think there’s a good possibility we can step in that direction. I’ve been there when we’ve lost 100 games before. I’ve also

won 96, 97 games before, and I think me and Wade bring a little of that to the table, knowing how to win and what it takes to win.” The Royals haven’t known what that’s like in years. Despite the matriculation of their best prospects to the big league club, the Royals still Please see ROYALS | 9A


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struggled to a 72-90 record and a third-place finish in the weak AL Central last season. It was their ninth consecutive losing season, and extended to 27 the number of years it’s been since the franchise last played in the postseason. The biggest reason for the lousy finish was a dearth of starting pitching, and that’s something that general manager Dayton Moore has been aggressively trying to resolve this offseason. Along with acquiring Shields and Davis in arguably the biggest move his tenure, Moore also resigned Jeremy Guthrie to a $25 million, three-year deal and acquired Ervin Santana and his $12 million salary from the Los Angeles Angels. That means Kansas City’s top four starters next season weren’t on their opening day roster this past year.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 9, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Indiana (44)............. 9-0 1,580 1 2. Duke (20) ................ 9-0 1,551 2 3. Michigan ................. 9-0 1,444 3 4. Syracuse ................. 8-0 1,378 4 5. Florida ..................... 7-0 1,319 6 6. Louisville ................. 8-1 1,303 5 7. Ohio St.................... 6-1 1,211 7 8. Arizona .................... 7-0 1,178 8 9. Kansas ................... 7-1 1,087 9 10. Illinois .................. 10-0 991 13 11. Cincinnati .............. 9-0 944 11 12. Missouri ................ 8-1 877 12 13. Minnesota ............ 10-1 714 14 14. Gonzaga ................ 9-1 699 10 15. Georgetown ........... 7-1 577 15 16. Creighton .............. 9-1 525 16 17. New Mexico .......... 10-0 512 18 18. San Diego St. ........ 7-1 491 17 19. Michigan St. .......... 8-2 328 19 20. UNLV ..................... 7-1 305 21 21. North Carolina ....... 7-2 298 20 22. Notre Dame ........... 8-1 283 22 23. Wichita St.............. 9-0 280 24 24. Oklahoma St. ........ 7-1 251 23 25. NC State ............... 6-2 213 25 Others receiving votes: Oregon 177, Pittsburgh 177, Kentucky 44, Wyoming 15, UConn 10, Marquette 8, VCU 6, Butler 5, Maryland 5, Murray St. 4, Alabama 3, Miami 3, Virginia Tech 3, LSU 1.

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Depending on who was asked last week, the message was either the sides were close to a deal or nowhere near one. Players’ association executive director Donald Fehr said Thursday night, after three straight days of negotiations wrapped up, that he believed an agreement was close, only to change his position moments later when the NHL rejected the union’s most recent offer. Bettman disagreed that a deal was near and then angrily announced the league was rescinding every offer it had put on the table since the start of negotiations. The NHL and the players are trying to avoid the loss of a full season for the second time in eight years. The 2004-05 lockout, that eventually produced a salary cap for the first time in league history, was the first labor dispute to force a totally canceled season in North American professional sports.

The top 25 teams in the USA TodayESPN men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 9, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Indiana (25)............. 9-0 769 1 2. Duke (6) .................. 9-0 749 2 3. Michigan ................. 9-0 705 3 4. Syracuse ................ 10-0 663 4 5. Florida ..................... 7-0 644 5 6. Louisville ................. 8-1 609 6 7. Ohio State ............... 6-1 586 7 8. Arizona .................... 7-0 568 8 9. Kansas ................... 7-1 537 9 10. Illinois .................. 10-0 465 14 11. Missouri ................ 8-1 450 11 12. Cincinnati .............. 9-0 447 12 13. Creighton .............. 9-1 338 13 14. Gonzaga ................ 9-1 325 10 15. San Diego State .... 7-1 292 15 16. Minnesota ............ 10-1 225 21 17. UNLV ..................... 7-1 224 18 18. North Carolina ....... 7-2 222 16 19. Michigan State ...... 8-2 213 17 20. New Mexico .......... 10-0 207 20 21. Georgetown ........... 7-1 163 23 22. Kentucky ............... 6-3 125 19 23. Oklahoma State ..... 7-1 116 22 24. Notre Dame ........... 8-1 110 25 25. N.C. State ............. 6-2 93 24 Others receiving votes: Wichita State 88, Pittsburgh 74, Oregon 32, UConn 10, Murray State 10, Wyoming 8, Butler 4, Mississippi 2, VCU 2.

AP Top 25 women The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 9, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Stanford (22) ........... 8-0 978 1

2. UConn (16).............. 8-0 968 2 3. Baylor (2)................. 7-1 930 3 4. Duke ....................... 8-0 884 4 5. Notre Dame ............. 6-1 806 5 6. Georgia .................. 10-0 790 6 7. Kentucky ................. 8-1 783 7 8. Louisville ................. 9-1 713 8 9. California................. 7-1 614 11 10. Maryland ............... 6-2 610 9 11. Penn St. ................ 7-2 564 10 12. Oklahoma.............. 8-1 514 13 13. Tennessee............. 6-1 512 14 14. UCLA..................... 5-1 485 17 15. Purdue .................. 9-1 450 15 16. Oklahoma St. ........ 6-0 392 16 17. Dayton ................. 10-0 334 19 18. Texas .................... 6-1 326 12 19. North Carolina ....... 8-1 230 21 20. Ohio St.................. 6-2 223 20 21. Miami ................... 7-1 211 23 22. Kansas ................. 8-1 180 17 23. Texas A&M ............ 5-3 83 — 24. South Carolina ...... 10-0 75 — 25. West Virginia ......... 6-2 73 — Others receiving votes: Florida St. 64, Arkansas 58, Nebraska 55, Iowa St. 53, Delaware 15, Chattanooga 6, St. John’s 6, Duquesne 4, Syracuse 4, Iowa 3, Michigan St. 2, Colorado 1, Gonzaga 1.

Pro football NFL standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA y-New England 9 3 0 .750 430 260 N.Y. Jets 6 7 0 .462 245 306 Buffalo 5 8 0 .385 289 352 Miami 5 8 0 .385 240 276 South W L T Pct PF PA x-Houston 11 1 0 .917 351 221 Indianapolis 9 4 0 .692 292 329 Tennessee 4 9 0 .308 271 386 Jacksonville 2 11 0 .154 216 359 North W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore 9 4 0 .692 331 273 Pittsburgh 7 6 0 .538 278 264 Cincinnati 7 6 0 .538 321 280 Cleveland 5 8 0 .385 259 272 West W L T Pct PF PA y-Denver 10 3 0 .769 375 257 San Diego 5 8 0 .385 292 281 Oakland 3 10 0 .231 248 402 Kansas City 2 11 0 .154 195 352 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Giants 8 5 0 .615 373 270 Washington 7 6 0 .538 343 329 Dallas 7 6 0 .538 300 314 Philadelphia 4 9 0 .308 240 341 South W L T Pct PF PA y-Atlanta 11 2 0 .846 337 259 Tampa Bay 6 7 0 .462 354 308 New Orleans 5 8 0 .385 348 379 Carolina 4 9 0 .308 265 312 North W L T Pct PF PA Green Bay 9 4 0 .692 323 279 Chicago 8 5 0 .615 308 219 Minnesota 7 6 0 .538 283 286 Detroit 4 9 0 .308 320 342 West W L T Pct PF PA San Francisco 9 3 1 .731 316 184 Seattle 8 5 0 .615 300 202 St. Louis 6 6 1 .500 236 279 Arizona 4 9 0 .308 186 292 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Monday’s Game Houston at New England, (n) Thursday’s Games Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 7:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 Green Bay at Chicago, Noon

Tampa Bay at New Orleans, Noon Minnesota at St. Louis, Noon Indianapolis at Houston, Noon N.Y. Giants at Atlanta, Noon Washington at Cleveland, Noon Jacksonville at Miami, Noon Denver at Baltimore, Noon Carolina at San Diego, 3:05 p.m. Detroit at Arizona, 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Buffalo at Toronto, 3:05 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 3:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Dallas, 3:25 p.m. San Francisco at New England, 7:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17 N.Y. Jets at Tennessee, 7:30 p.m.

AFC leaders PASSING Att Com Yds 483 330 3812 460 298 3537 358 231 2572 413 266 3062 445 282 3186 447 268 3220 406 253 2718 465 298 3169 533 324 3805 221 138 1367

TD 30 25 20 21 25 18 21 21 22 7

P. Manning, DEN Brady, NWE Roethlisberger, PIT Schaub, HOU Dalton, CIN Flacco, BAL Fitzpatrick, BUF P. Rivers, SND C. Palmer, OAK Hasselbeck, TEN

RUSHING Att Yds J. Charles, KAN 240 1220 A. Foster, HOU 283 1102 Chr. Johnson, TEN 223 1037 Ridley, NWE 225 1010 R. Rice, BAL 218 993 Green-Ellis, CIN 238 974 Spiller, BUF 144 944 Greene, NYJ 230 883 T. Richardson, CLE 247 869 Re. Bush, MIA 179 791 RECEIVING No Yds Wayne, IND 94 1220 Welker, NWE 92 1064 A.. Green, CIN 79 1151 De. Thomas, DEN 74 1197 And. Johnson, HOU 74 1114 B. Myers, OAK 70 728 Decker, DEN 64 790 Hartline, MIA 62 925 Bess, MIA 61 778 Stevi. Johnson, BUF 61 776

Avg 5.1 3.9 4.7 4.5 4.6 4.1 6.6 3.8 3.5 4.4

LG 91t 46 83t 41 46 48 56t 36 32t 65t

Avg LG 13.0 30t 11.6 59 14.6 73t 16.2 71t 15.1 60t 10.4 29 12.3 55 14.9 80t 12.8 39 12.7 63

PUNTING No Yds Fields, MIA 64 3228 Kern, TEN 59 2884 McAfee, IND 56 2730 Scifres, SND 64 3121 Anger, JAC 77 3659 Koch, BAL 67 3185 Lechler, OAK 66 3125 B. Colquitt, DEN 53 2474 Donn. Jones, HOU 69 3223 Huber, CIN 58 2700

LG 67 71 64 66 73 59 68 67 66 69

Int 10 4 5 9 14 9 13 15 14 5 TD 4 13 4 9 9 5 5 6 9 5 TD 4 4 10 8 3 4 8 1 1 5

TD 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0

KICKOFF RETURNS No Yds Avg LG TD 26 863 33.2108t 2 31 910 29.4 96t 1 29 823 28.4100t 1 18 510 28.3 59 0 32 885 27.7 74 0 18 497 27.6 39 0 34 889 26.1 68 0 27 677 25.1 45 0

Jac. Jones, BAL M. Thigpen, MIA McKnight, NYJ McKelvin, BUF Cribbs, CLE Goodman, SND C. Rainey, PIT Br. Tate, CIN

D. McCourty, NWE 22 547 24.9104t 1 Reynaud, TEN 42 1031 24.5105t 1 SCORING Touchdowns TD Rush Rec Ret Pts A. Foster, HOU 15 13 2 0 90 A.. Green, CIN 10 0 10 0 60 R. Gronkowski, NWE 10 0 10 0 60 T. Richardson, CLE 10 9 1 0 60 R. Rice, BAL 9 9 0 0 54 Ridley, NWE 9 9 0 0 54 Decker, DEN 8 0 8 0 48 De. Thomas, DEN 8 0 8 0 48 M. Wallace, PIT 8 0 8 0 48 H. Miller, PIT 7 0 7 0 44 Kicking PAT FG LG Pts Gostkowski, NWE 50-50 24-30 53 122 Tucker, BAL 35-35 24-26 56 107 M. Prater, DEN 42-42 21-26 53 105 P. Dawson, CLE 25-25 26-27 52 103 S. Graham, HOU 40-40 21-26 51 103 Suisham, PIT 27-27 25-26 52 102 Bironas, TEN 27-27 24-29 53 99 Vinatieri, IND 29-29 23-30 53 98 Janikowski, OAK 22-22 24-26 55 94 Nugent, CIN 35-35 19-23 55 92

NFC leaders PASSING Att Com Yds Griffin III, WAS 351 233 2906 Ale. Smith, SNF 217 152 1731 A. Rodgers, GBY 438 293 3297 R. Wilson, SEA 330 208 2492 M. Ryan, ATL 511 346 3932 Jo. Freeman, TAM 422 231 3192 Brees, NOR 535 330 4028 Romo, DAL 526 349 3928 C. Newton, CAR 390 227 3220 E. Manning, NYG 462 281 3429

TD 18 13 29 20 24 25 32 20 16 20

Int 4 5 8 9 14 8 18 16 10 13

RUSHING Att Yds Avg 265 1600 6.04 261 1266 4.85 264 1234 4.67 253 1228 4.85 211 1035 4.91 196 869 4.43 214 836 3.91 192 834 4.34 177 750 4.24 112 748 6.68

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TD 9 5 1 7 5 9 9 7 5 8

A. Peterson, MIN M. Lynch, SEA Do. Martin, TAM Morris, WAS Gore, SNF Bradshaw, NYG S. Jackson, STL Forte, CHI L. McCoy, PHL Griffin III, WAS

RECEIVING No Yds B. Marshall, CHI 101 1342 Ca. Johnson, DET 96 1546 Witten, DAL 92 880 Gonzalez, ATL 81 831 R. White, ATL 77 1140 Cruz, NYG 76 1004 D. Bryant, DAL 75 1028 Cobb, GBY 71 777 M. Crabtree, SNF 66 761 Colston, NOR 65 889

Avg 50.4 48.9 48.8 48.8 47.5 47.5 47.3 46.7 46.7 46.6

PUNT RETURNS No Yds Avg LG McKelvin, BUF 23 431 18.7 88t Edelman, NWE 17 263 15.5 68t K. Martin, HOU 15 215 14.3 71 Ad. Jones, CIN 19 272 14.3 81t Cribbs, CLE 33 424 12.8 60 T. Holliday, DEN 24 299 12.5 76t M. Thigpen, MIA 23 276 12.0 72t Hilton, IND 23 263 11.4 75t Jac. Jones, BAL 25 267 10.7 63t Reynaud, TEN 25 235 9.4 27

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PUNTING No Yds Morstead, NOR 58 2900 McBriar, PHL 43 2054 Bosher, ATL 48 2275 A. Lee, SNF 55 2603 J. Ryan, SEA 57 2660 Zastudil, ARI 89 4148 Weatherford, NYG 46 2133 Hekker, STL 66 3014 Koenen, TAM 66 2969 Kluwe, MIN 61 2725

LG 70 66 63 66 73 68 68 68 64 59

Avg 50.0 47.8 47.4 47.3 46.7 46.6 46.4 45.7 45.0 44.7

PUNT RETURNS No Yds Avg LG 22 271 12.3 98t 25 255 10.2 75t 28 283 10.1 38 31 300 9.7 48 23 217 9.4 30 34 297 8.7 52 31 265 8.5 44 42 349 8.3 26

Da. Johnson, PHL Cobb, GBY Ginn Jr., SNF Logan, DET Parrish, TAM L. Washington, SEA D. Hester, CHI P. Peterson, ARI

TD 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Sherels, MIN Franks, ATL

23 186 8.1 77t 1 18 144 8.0 28 0

KICKOFF RETURNS No Yds Avg LG 19 593 31.2 98t 48 1321 27.5 97t 18 484 26.9 77 23 613 26.7 75 36 927 25.8 46 18 459 25.5 38 17 420 24.7 48 21 507 24.1 65 22 527 24.0 55 36 823 22.9 44

L. Washington, SEA D. Wilson, NYG J. Rodgers, ATL Cadet, NOR Cobb, GBY D. Hester, CHI Givens, STL W. Powell, ARI Banks, WAS B. Boykin, PHL

TD 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SCORING Touchdowns TD Rush Rec Ret Pts Do. Martin, TAM 11 10 1 0 66 A. Peterson, MIN 10 10 0 0 62 D. Bryant, DAL 9 0 9 0 56 Cruz, NYG 9 0 9 0 54 Jam. Jones, GBY 9 0 9 0 54 M. Lynch, SEA 9 9 0 0 54 B. Marshall, CHI 9 0 9 0 54 M. Turner, ATL 9 8 1 0 54 A. Brown, NYG 8 8 0 0 50 V. Jackson, TAM 8 0 8 0 50 Kicking PAT FG LG Pts Tynes, NYG 38-38 33-38 50 137 M. Bryant, ATL 34-34 29-34 55 121 Ja. Hanson, DET 33-33 27-31 53 114 Barth, TAM 37-37 23-28 57 106 Akers, SNF 35-35 23-32 63 104 D. Bailey, DAL 29-29 25-27 51 104 Walsh, MIN 27-27 24-27 55 99 Gould, CHI 33-33 21-25 54 96 Hauschka, SEA 33-34 19-22 52 90 Henery, PHL 21-22 23-26 49 90

Transactions Monday BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Claimed RHP Sandy Rosario off waivers from Oakland. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Agreed to terms with INF Jeff Keppinger on a three-year contract. DETROIT TIGERS — Agreed to terms with C Brayan Pena on a one-year contract. MINNESOTA TWINS — Named Marty Mason pitching coach, Tim Doherty hitting coach and Larry Bennese trainer of Rochester (IL); Chad Allen hitting coach and Chris Johnson trainer of New Britain (EL); Doug Mientkiewicz manager, Ivan Arteaga pitching coach and Alan Rail trainer of Fort Myers (FSL); Ryan Hedwall trainer of Cedar Rapids (MWL); Curtis Simondet trainer of Elizabethton (Appalachian); Chad Jackson minor league trainer and rehab coordinator; Erik Beiser minor league strength and conditioning coordinator; TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Named Pat Hentgen bullpen coach. National League CINCINNATI REDS — Agreed to terms with OF Ryan Ludwick on a two-year contract. FOOTBALL National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS — Fired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. Announced quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell will assume the duties of offensive coordinator. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed TE LaMark Brown to the practice squad. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Reinstated LB Rolando McClain from the reserve/suspended by club list. Signed CB Chimdi Chekwa from the practice squad. Released CB Ron Bartell and FB Owen Schmitt. COLLEGE COLORADO — Named Mike MacIntyre football coach and signed him to a five-year contract. WESTERN KENTUCKY — Named Bobby Petrino football coach.

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ing for summer workouts with his teammates in early June. Lattimore show few effects from the injury this season. He had three games with at least 100 yards rushing and appeared on the way to a fourth against the Vols when he was hurt again. His left leg flopped to the turf and Lattimore struggled to contain his emotions in a silent

Williams-Brice Stadium. Players from both teams surrounded Lattimore as doctors and trainers worked on the knee, praying and offering best wishes. Two days later, South Carolina held a rally on campus to celebrate Lattimore’s 21st birthday and wish him well in his recovery. Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier told the crowd he gotten a message from Lattimore to tell them, “I’ll be back.”

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Country golf course continues long tradition BY DONICA PHIFER dphifer@dailycorinthian.com

KOSSUTH — No dress code — just golf. That has been the philosophy for Bob and Judy Miller in the 27 years in which they have operated Whispering Pines Golf Course. The idea started simple enough, a co-worker urging Bob to use the 78 acres left to his wife by her grandfather as a golf course. Skeptical, Judy Miller thought it would never work. “Neither of us had ever played a game of golf….I thought ‘yeah right, this will never happen’,” Judy said. But it did happen, the idea taking shape over lunch conversations and through the help of Bob Miller’s uncle — a former golf pro. “He came out here, took a look at the land and said that is exactly what we should do, so they sat down and drew pictures, plotted spaces for the holes,” Judy said. Next came a meeting, one where 30 members agreed to pay dues to build the course. “We wanted a place where local people could come and play,” Judy Miller said. Since the interest meeting in 1986, the Kossuth course has slowly built a list of members and returning golfers who can play the entire day at $20 in the offseason of November through February, and $25 during the week from March through October. Beginning in March, allday play on weekends is $30 - including the use of a golf cart. Players can also choose between 9 holes or a full round of 18. “We really try to keep

our prices down,” Judy said of the rates. “We know some people work in factories where hours have been cut. If we keep prices down, they feel like they can afford to play — maybe only once a week — but they can still play.” With the closing of the Hillandale County Club, Whispering Pines is now the oldest golf course in Alcorn County. Currently, 30 members belong to the course, but the Millers expect that number to climb as Spring arrives and more people look into playing golf again. “You hate when a course closes, because it effects everyone who plays. Some people will just stop playing altogether, and so will their kids and grandkids who played with them so the sport can’t grow,” Judy said. Of the 30 current members at Whispering Pines, four are charter members — all of whom have been involved since the interest meeting in 1986. The four men, now retired, form a group who play year-round at the course three days a week. That included while the Millers were building the course, Judy said. “They would come out and play while we were taking down fences and cleaning up the place. All of them would tell us that it was like playing in Scotland, you just moved from one spot to another and played,” Judy said. With the course established in Alcorn County, the Millers have now placed their focus on changing the attitude about Whispering Pines. “For a long time, people would say they were coming out to Kossuth to play in the cow pasture,” Judy said. The statement was acu-

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The Clubhouse at Whispering Pines has been under construction by owners Bob and Judy Miller for the past two years. The 27-year-old golf course plans to open the new clubhouse in 2013.   rate as several cows from a nearby pasture would often find their way on to the course, and the course’s former service as a pasture for Judy’s father. Now, the Miller’s are expanding having spent the past two years on building a new clubhouse for the course. With the clubhouse comes a new endeavor — catering and hosting small parties once the building is completed in 2013. “We want to do that, to work with people to create a menu and let them come out and have a good time,” Judy said. The Millers have built the clubhouse as funds allowed, just like how they started the course. “We’ve operated on a shoestring budget the entire time, but it’s very nice. I wouldn’t change it,” Judy said. Whispering Pines is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until sundown.

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Hairpiece attracts unwanted attention in public DEAR ABBY: My husband wears a hairpiece. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look very real. Nearly every time we are in a public place, I notice somebody staring or laughing at it. I have talked to him about it only a couple of times, but each time he tells me how attached he is to it and how good it feels on his head. I want him to be happy, but I do not want him to be publicly ridiculed. Should I throw it away? — WIFE OF A MAN WITH A “SECRET” DEAR WIFE: Absolutely not. If you want to help your husband, start talking with some hairstylists. There may be a product on the market that is more convincing than what your husband

is wearing. (Depending upon how much hair he has on the back of Abigail his head, a Van Buren transplant of some Dear Abby follicles may also be possible.) This isn’t just about him having something on his head that “feels good.” If it was only that, he’d be wearing a hat. DEAR ABBY: I am recently married, and my husband and I have not consummated our marriage. I made it very clear that this would not be a part of our life together, and he agreed long before we took our vows. We

sleep separately. Recently, my husband has become sullen and passive-aggressive. He tries to push the issue, to the point of making unwanted physical contact. He knew going in that I am extremely uncomfortable with this form of intimacy and that my views would not change. We love each other, but his behavior is starting to take a toll on me and the stress is straining our relationship. Please help. — ASEXUAL IN LOVE DEAR ASEXUAL: You and your husband are obviously not on the same page as far as what your expectations are about your marriage. How uncomfortable for you and how frustrating for him. He may have

thought that after your wedding, with time, he could change your mind — or he may regard your lack of interest in sex as personal rejection. For the kind of marriage you envisioned, both parties must feel the same way about sex. Because he agreed to something he can’t live with, it might be better for both of you if you separated. DEAR ABBY: Would you please settle a disagreement I’m having with my mother’s boyfriend? The three of us go out to eat together often. Most times we “go Dutch” and pay for our own meals. The problem arises when he pays for my meal. He’ll request the senior price for all of us because he’s

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Project Attention director dedicates life to kids BY H. LEE SMITH II lsmith@dailycorinthian.com

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Shirley Rolland didn’t bear any children. Still, the 64-year-old aunt has plenty of kids. Rolland is Activities Facilitator and Site Coordinator at the Project Attention Center on S. Johns Street. She’s held that title for just over 11 years, going from one-time volunteer to the lone full-time employee on 9-11. Located in the former Johns Street Daycare Center, Project Attention’s mission is “to save our children from the forces of gangs, pregnancy, illiteracy and delinquency through the efforts of volunteer leaders who can provide a nourishing and caring environment to make the difference.” Rolland worked as a personnel assistant for years at Kimberly-Clark. While serving as President of the United Way Board of Directors, she began volunteering at Project Attention before taking on a full-time role. “I wanted to make a difference in the community and carry out what I had already thought about in my head,” said Rolland. Kids attend the center must be in school. With the addition of the PreKindergarten programs, Project Attention began welcoming those children last year. There are currently 58 on the roll, and an average of 53 come through the doors Monday-Thursday during the school year. “We’ve had as many as 70,” she said while working on an “off” day. “We’re licensed to serve 121 by the Mississippi Health Department.” While school is in session, the center is open from 3:30-7. A school bus drops most of the kids

off at Project Attention and they can leave once they’ve completed their homework. Rolland can only work so many hours since she turned 62. Barbara Barrett is the center’s lone full-time volunteer. “All the board members volunteer their time and help during various functions,” said Rolland. “Some come every Wednesday and Thursday after school.” Project Attention also offers a summer enrichment program during June and July. It also participates in the summer feeding program, which provides children with breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Parents are responsible for transportation during the summer. “We concentrate on language, reading and math ... where we see the most problems,” Rolland said. Rolland graduated from Easom High School in 1966. She moved on to then-Northeast Mississippi Junior College where she was part of the first class of minorities on the Booneville campus. She worked at Security Bank, Yellow Creek and served on the Mississippi Counsel on Children with the late E.S. Bishop before working at KimberlyClark. When the idea for Project Attention came about, there was no facility to house it. A proposal before the Mayor and Board of Alderman gave them the right to use the Daycare Center, provided it was gotten into shape. “We were given some seed money and got help from inmates,” said Rolland. “It was cleaned, painted and beautified. We had lots of volunteers working day and night.”

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Similarities between organized crime, politicians exposed Killing Them Softly, R, ***1/2, Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Vincent Curatola, Ben Mendelson, Richard Jenkins; Weinstein Company film; Director Andrew Dominik; length -- 97 minutes “Killing Them Softly” is an unusual movie about stealing from the mob. This in itself demonstrates the lack of intelligence surrounding anyone who would do such a thing. Who is crazy enough to steal from an organization notorious for its ability to seek revenge and to be sure the perpetrators are punished severely? When the audience meets the two not so smart thieves, it becomes more than obvious they are in for trouble. Hired to rob a large poker game supported by gangsters, it is a miracle the two thieves were not killed during the holdup. It is also obvious Markie Trattman (Ray Liotta), who oversees the poker games, does not use his brain. He pushes the envelope resulting

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momentum of the car as it explodes. This creates a laugh out loud moment for the audience. It gives the audience a closer look at why these amateurs and their lack of brain matter made a big mistake stealing from the mob. The movie reminded me of looking at one’s reflection in a pond where the image has its parts arranged with a reversal of right and left. The image we see on the surface may not be the real likeness. We never know just what is inside a per-

Terry Burns’ movie reviews: Life of Pi, PG, ***** Lincoln, PG-13, *****plus Skyfall, PG-13, *****plus Flight, R, ****1⁄2 Chasing Mavericks, PG, ****1⁄2 son’s mind and soul. “Killing Them Softly” is based on the novel “Cogan’s Trade” by George V. Higgins. ■■■

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Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 11, the 346th day of 2012. There are 20 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 11, 1972, Apollo 17’s lunar module landed on the moon with astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt aboard; during three extravehicular activities (EVAs), they became the last two men to date to step onto the lunar surface. On this date: In 1792, France’s King Louis XVI went before the Convention to face charges of treason. (Louis was convicted, and executed the following month.) In 1816, Indiana became the 19th state. In 1912, movie producer Carlo Ponti was born

in Magenta, Italy. In 1928, police in Buenos Aires announced they had thwarted an attempt on the life of President-elect Herbert Hoover. In 1936, Britain’s King Edward VIII abdicated the throne so he could marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson; his brother, Prince Albert, became King George VI. In 1937, Italy announced it was withdrawing from the League of Nations. In 1941, Germany and Italy declared war on the United States; the U.S. responded in kind. In 1946, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was established. In 1961, a U.S. aircraft carrier carrying Army heli-

copters arrived in Saigon — the first direct American military support for South Vietnam’s battle against Communist guerrillas. In 1981, the El Mozote massacre in El Salvador claimed the lives of hundreds of civilians at the hands of army troops. The U.N. Security Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar (hah-vee-EHR’ PEHR’-ehs day KWAY’yahr) of Peru to be the fifth secretary-general. Muhammad Ali, 39, fought his final fight, losing by unanimous decision to Trevor Berbick in Nassau, Bahamas. In 1997, more than 150 countries agreed at a global warming conference in Kyoto, Japan, to control the Earth’s greenhouse gases. In 2008, Bernie

Madoff was arrested, accused of running a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. (Madoff is serving a 150-year federal prison sentence.) Ten years ago: The United States let an intercepted shipment of North Korean missiles proceed to the Persian Gulf country of Yemen a day after the vessel was detained. A congressional report found that intelligence agencies that were supposed to protect Americans from the Sept. 11 hijackers failed to do so because they were poorly organized, poorly equipped and slow to pursue clues that might have prevented the attacks. Five years ago: Two car bombs in Algeria, including one targeting the U.N. refugee agen-

cy’s offices, killed 37 people, 17 of them U.N. employees; Al-Qaida’s self-styled North African branch claimed responsibility. The Senate Intelligence Committee took closed-door testimony from CIA Director Michael Hayden on how videotapes of terror suspect interrogations were made, then destroyed. One year ago: Former military strongman Manuel Antonio Noriega was flown from France to Panama to face additional punishment in his home country after spending more than 20 years in U.S. and French prisons for drug trafficking and money laundering. A U.N. climate conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, reached a hard-fought agreement on a far-reaching

program meant to set a new course for the global fight against climate change. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Rita Moreno is 81. Former California state lawmaker Tom Hayden is 73. Pop singer David Gates (Bread) is 72. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., is 71. Actress Donna Mills is 70. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., is 69. Singer Brenda Lee is 68. Actress Lynda Day George is 68. Actress Teri Garr is 65. Movie director Susan Seidelman is 60. Actress Bess Armstrong is 59. Singer Jermaine Jackson is 58. Rock musician Mike Mesaros (The Smithereens) is 55. Rock musician Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue) is 54. Rock musician Darryl Jones (The Rolling Stones) is 51.

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Young female bakers venture into world of cupcakes BY STEVE BEAVERS sbeavers@dailycorinthian.com

Casey Evans and Trinity Rickman work in surgery by day before being transformed into the “Cupcake Girls” at night. The pair of Magnolia Regional Health Center employees have combined their love for baking into the a gourmet cupcake business. “Sweet On You” opened almost three months ago at 1113B, US Highway 72 East, next to Tull Bros. “The business has taken off pretty well,” said Evans. “We are both excited and hope to build the business.” “Sweet On You” has 12 original flavors of cupcakes. There is Cherry Bomb, Very Strawberry, Double Stuffed Cupcake. Samoa, Chocolate Almond Supreme, Red Velvet, Lemonberry, Sweet Southern Vanilla, Nana’s Banana Pudding, Key Lime, Peanut Butter & Jelly and Peanut ButterCup Cake. Nana’s Banana Pudding is the top seller, according to the two owners. Billed as just like mama makes, the cupcake is a traditional banana cake infused with classic banana pudding and covered with a whipped banana crew icing. It is also garnished with Nilla Wafers. “All the cupcakes we make are our original recipes,” said Evans. “We like to try different flavors,” added Rickman. The pair rotates the 12 flavors every day with customers having four different flavors to choose from each day. Around three dozen of each rotated flavor is made each

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Casey Evans (left) and Trinity Rickman have opened a gourmet cupcake business in Corinth. day. Orders also are taken throughout the day. “We offer eight different ones on Saturday,” added Rickman. A typical day for the Cupcakes Girls -- a name given to the pair by hospital co-workers -- begins at MRHC early in the morning. Rickman is the first to arrive at the business in the afternoon and begin the baking process. Evans

leaves an hour later and heads straight to the business. “Doing two jobs has been a little tough around the holidays,” said Evans. “We are kind of burning the candle at both ends.” Evans and Rickman found they shared the love for baking while at their day job. “Trinity is more of the baker while I come up

with the ideas,” said Evans. “We work really well together,” added Rickman. “It’s a team effort in surgery and here also … it’s something both of us are use to.” Cupcakes aren’t the lone speciality at the southern expression named shop. Cakes for parties and events are also offered. The cup-

cakes come in regular, jumbo and mini size. Those customers who are looking for that out of the box flavor are encouraged to give the pair a try. “If they can show us a picture of the cupcake, we can do it,” said Evans. One style they are planning to come up with is something sugar free. “Everyone who comes in wants something that

is sugar free,” said Evans. It will be just another assignment for the Cupcake Girls after a day at the hospital. Sweet On You is open Tuesday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. and from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday. The business is closed Sunday and Monday. The business can also be found on facebook.com/SweetOnYouCupcakes.


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It may be small stuff, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still grand I am crazy about surprises. Not so much the big ones, really. Big surprises tend to be upsetting. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much like my life to be upended. But the small stuff is delightful, like noticing yesterday that one of my dogs had knocked over a redheaded mushroom on the path to the pond. A redheaded mushroom in December! Or when I think I know what folks will think â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and it turns out I am wrong. For instance, I asked a group of kids ranging from preschool to high school what their favorite color was. I found it interesting how definite their responses were. Except for orange, all the rainbow colors got a mention, plus pink, of course. Then one of the older girls â&#x20AC;&#x201D; whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bright and exuberant and very feminine â&#x20AC;&#x201D; astonished me when she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brown!â&#x20AC;? Noticing my expression, she explained why. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve forgotten exactly, but

I think it had to do with the wide range of browns that you find in Ryland this world. Bruhwiler â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hmm,â&#x20AC;? I said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Columnist true.â&#x20AC;? Still, cardinals flash and bluejays sass and peacocks strut their turquoise stuff. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have thought someone whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d choose brown, like a speckled thrush silently huddling down into her nest, would be shy and introverted. One more chance to pitch my tired old stereotypes. A few days after Halloween, I dashed into Krogerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for a couple of items â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and ran an eye over a shelf of Frankenstein masks and plastic eyeballs marked down 75 percent. Just about to push my buggy on when I spied a yellow rubber ducky with a purple pointed hat toting a broomstick and kittycat purse. Could

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We are honored to be able to read our Bible and learn how God would have man to live, but many never read The Book. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy - teaching - and keep those things which are written therein; for the time is at handâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rev. 1:3. Thus, man chooses to live life differently. Some choose to live a life of crime. So, we go to the jail, correctional institution, state prisons, who do we ďŹ nd? The crimes that these committed are directly relatled to the consumption of alcohol, and yet, some want to legalize that which could lead to prison. Where are our values of honesty? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lord spoke unto Moses saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, when either man or woman shall separate themselves to you a vow of a Nazarite, to separate themselves unto the Lord; He shall separate himself from wine, and strong drinks, and shall drink no vinegar of wine or vinegar of strong drinks; neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or driedâ&#x20AC;? -Num.6:1-3. Moses taught the Nazarites to abstain from strong drinks. Is this good advice for man today? Events of the past can be very helpful for man today. We can learn from the tragic events that families have suffered from the use of alcohol. This could happen to me, to us. Dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Good Liquor! A fatal accident, involving the lives of four young people, took place upon the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highways. The evidence that liquor was the culprit was found in the broken whiskey bottles among the debris and mangled bodies of the four youthful victums. The father of one of the girls in frenzied anguish over the untimely death of his beautiful daughter, threatened to kill the one who who provided the four young people with liquor, but upon going to the cupboard where he kept his supply of choice beverages, he found a note in his daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s handwriting, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dad, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re taking along some of your good liquorâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; I know you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Christian Union Herald What the Law Does The wife of a drunkard found her husband asleep in the kitchen in a ďŹ lthy condition. She took a photo of him and then placed it on the sideboard beside a photo taken at their marriage. When sober, he saw the two pictures, and awakened to a conciousness of his condition. The ofďŹ ce of Law is not to save men, but to show them their state when compared with the divine standard. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sunday Circle

A few days after Halloween, I dashed into Krogerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for a couple of items â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and ran an eye over a shelf of Frankenstein masks and plastic eyeballs marked down 75 percent. Just about to push my buggy on when I spied a yellow rubber ducky with a purple pointed hat toting a broomstick and kittycat purse. Could not resist it. Really and truly, I meant to give that silly thing to a little girl I know, a 1-year-old whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d add it to her flotilla of rubber duckies when she takes a bath. But it looks so cute sitting on my desk that I decided to keep it awhile till the charm wears off. Then Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll give it away. not resist it. Really and truly, I meant to give that silly thing to a little girl I know, a 1-year-old whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d add it to her flotilla of rubber duckies when she takes a bath. But it looks so cute sitting on my desk that I decided to keep it awhile till the charm wears off. Then Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll give it away. Not long after, there was that feather waiting in the grass just outside St. Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; back door. It was a turkeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feather with a broad, blunt end and bands of satiny black alternating with rich and gorgeous browns. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve set it on my windowsill to catch the sun â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and keep

thinking how right Frances was about â&#x20AC;&#x153;plainâ&#x20AC;? old brown. Sometimes a walk is only a walk. A daily task checked off the Do List. Occasionally, it is pure magic. We took one of those last month as John and I trekked through the woods along the creek. The setting sun cast a glow on the autumn leaves, as pretty underfoot as they were in the boughs. John said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the yellow maple!â&#x20AC;? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d noticed it now and then over the years as heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worked down there, bushhogging or building fences. Thin and maybe 15 feet

passed them out to the kids. Kept one for myself. I had my eye on the snowman that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d set on your mantle to hook a Christmas stocking to. Nope. They called somebody elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s number. A second stocking holder shaped like a Christmas tree was won by a lady so shy she talked a fellow in the row in front of her into going up to make her claim. Finally, the winning ticket for the grand prize was announced. The 9-yearold from my church gasped. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mine!â&#x20AC;? she said. Her eyes were filled with stars. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hooray!â&#x20AC;? I cheered, and wondered if her mom would be as thrilled when we took home a 5-foot tree ingeniously constructed of car parts that held aloft a dozen poinsettias in pots. I hoped their living room was large enough â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and that Noraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mom loves red! (Daily Corinthian columnist Ryland Bruhwiler lives on a farm in McNairy County, Tenn. She can be contacted by email at downyonder@ wildblue.net. Her columns appear every week in the Daily Corinthian.)

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People stand in front of the photography studios of Howard & Hall and Armstead & White adjacent to the Tishomingo Hotel in Civil War era Corinth.

Civil War photographers captured historic images BY TOM PARSON NPS Ranger

The other day I got a new iPhone. My old phone kind of fell apart on me so I decided it was time to upgrade to the next fancier toy. Wow, this thing really is a smart phone. It’s smarter than me. I don’t understand half the things it can do. But I do know it takes very nice photographs. I’ve always liked taking pictures. I may be revealing my age, but I remember playing with a Brownie box camera as a kid. No, I don’t mean the one introduced in 1900. I had one of the types that came out in the early ’60s … the 1960s. Even that old Brownie was better than the cameras used in the Civil War. Photography had been around for a few decades, but it really came into its own during the war years. Suddenly every young soldier wanted a likeness of himself in uniform to send to the folks at home. Back at home, every wife and sweetheart sent a photo to remind her soldier just what he was fighting for. And for the first time, the photographers themselves went out on the battlefields and captured the horrors of war for the world to see. It was a real eye-opener. The New York Times wrote a piece about photographer Matthew Brady and his graphic images. “Mr. Brady has done something to bring home to us the terrible reality and earnestness of war. If he has not brought bodies and laid them in our dooryards and along the streets, he has done something very like it.” Wherever there were soldiers, there were photographers and Corinth had its fair share of both. There were at least six different photography studios in town and each one did its best to grab the soldier’s trade. Perhaps the most prolific of the early photographers was George W. Armstead. Armstead was a native New Yorker who grew up in Ohio. He was 27 and still living at home when the war broke out and he knew he could finally make money at his chosen profession — maybe enough to move out of Mom & Dad’s place. When Corinth fell to the advancing Union armies, George packed up and headed for Mississippi. George began producing Carte de Visites, or CDV’s, the handy little 2

This was another photogrophy studio of Armstead & White in Corinth during the Civil War years. The person on the far left is photographer George W. Armstead. ½” X 4” cards that were created by the hundreds of thousands during the war. George had his own studio for a time and then partnered up with Albert White to form “Armstead & White Artists.” There must have been a falling out between the two, for not too much later, the team of Armstead & Taylor were cranking out the photos. Others included Griswold & White, Howard & Hall, and N. Brown. Each of these artists used the wet-plate style of photography which is significantly more complicated than punching the camera icon on my phone. The process was anything but easy and bordered on being toxic. First, a glass plate was coated with the chemical collodion to sensitize it to light. Next, the plate was taken into a darkroom and dunked in silver nitrate and then put into a small box to keep the light out. When the photographer was ready to take the picture, he would set up the bulky camera and get

the image set squarely in his lens. He’d duck underneath a hood at the back of the camera, take the treated glass plate out of the box and place it inside the camera. Finally, he was ready to take the shot. Everyone in the frame, including any horses, mules or stray children, would have to remain absolutely still for three seconds while he took the lens cap of the end of the camera. This would expose the glass plate to the light and the image would be transferred. Once the lens was replaced, he would take the glass plate out, return it to the container and take the whole thing back to his darkroom. We’re half way there. Next, the plate would be developed in a solution of pyrogallic acid and then placed in sodium thiosulfate to prevent the image from fading. A quick rinse in a water bath and a coat of varnish to protect the surface and the negative could be printed on paper, slapped into a frame and traded for a few dollars of

hard earned money. And there was no shortage of business. Soldiers stood in line to get their “picture made.” Lt. Col. John Wilcox wrote home, “I went into the gallery down town yesterday to have my negative taken for photographs. All the officers are having theirs taken for the purpose of exchanging.” Even little Maud Morrow, the 9-year-old girl from Ohio who had come to Corinth to nurse her wounded father, made her way into one of the studios. A friend of the family wanted her to have her likeness made and offered to cover the cost and “to spare no expense in securing it. Photography was not the fine art it is today (1899) and this picture was an excellent sample of the old time ambrotype and was placed in the handsomest case the establishment afforded as a cost of $4.00. By this time the agent of my friend had fallen in love with me, and wished a picture for himself, which with the

consent of my parents, he secured at a cost of $2.50.” Maud didn’t have to go far to reach the studios. There were several set up right up against the east wall of the Tishomingo Hotel where she was staying. It was the perfect location, right on the south side of Union Square, the busiest place in town. Each studio could be easily identified by the trademark skylights; big openings with numerous panes of glass to let in plenty of light. Frequently the proprietor would erect a movable canvas shade to regulate the amount of sunshine coming into the room. On either side of the front door would be examples of the cameraman’s work to entice the undecided buyer into coming inside. And of course, there would be a big handsomely scrolled sign announcing to the public that this was the place to have a photo taken. The end of the Union occupation marked the end of George Armstead’s stay in Corinth.

He packed his plates and chemicals and returned to Ohio and his young wife, Lottie. He remained in the photography business and eventually opened a studio in North Bend, Nebraska, where he and Lottie had 11 children. But that wasn’t the end of photos in Corinth. William Rowsey, a Confederate soldier from Corinth who had served in the 12th Mississippi Cavalry Battalion, traded in his carbine for a camera. He opened a studio on the corner of Front Row (Cruise Street) and Fillmore and business was good. Good enough for him to afford to build a new house on the north end of town. The Rowsey House is on Jackson Street between 2nd and 3rd streets and is still as pretty as a picture. (Tom Parson is a National Park Service ranger at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center. His columns appear every Sunday in the Daily Corinthian. Today is a bonus column.)


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Large full size 6x12 tall x 6’9” concrete

SOUTHERN HOME SAFETY, INC. TOLL FREE 888-544-9074 or 662-315-1695

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033-CR 250- Excellent opportunity for duck hunters with open water hunting or hunting in standing timber. One of the better duck holes on the Hatchie River in Alcorn and Tippah County. Also, excellent bass and stripe fishing in the 30 plus acre spring fed lake. Massive white tails and wild hogs. De-verse Eco system with low hunting pressure equals trophies. 533+- acres Acreage ponds, creek, pastures, 33 year old timber, only $1300 per acre in south Alcorn County. Need to sell. Call Lyle with United Country River City Realty at 662-212-3796 or for auction service MS lic # 1333.

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Licensed & Bonded

• Bucket Truck Service • Backhoe

662-396-1023 JASON ROACH-OWNER R 1159 B CR 400 Corinth, MS 38834

2 2 3

$ 00¢ $ 50 1x4x10 Pine ........................................ $ 00 1X4X8 Pine........................................

1x4x12 Pine ........................................

1X6 or 1X8 White Pine 500m

1195 to$1695 Crossties 695while supplies last $ 5/8-T-1-11 Siding = 1595 Paneling

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$ $

3/8-T-1-11 Siding = .......... 1x4x14 PIne

1395 $ 99 3 $ 05 5 $ 70 2 $ 60 3 $ 1595 $

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1x6x12 Yellow Pine .................

FERRELL’S HOME & OUTDOOR, INC. 807 SOUTH PARKWAY • 287-2165 1609 HARPER ROAD • 287-1337 CORINTH, MS

• SAME PHONE # & ADDRESS SINCE 1975 • LIFETIME WARRANTIED OWENS CORNING SHINGLES W/TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY (NO SECONDS) • METAL, TORCHDOWN, EPDM, SLATE, TILE, SHAKES, COATINGS. • LEAK SPECIALIST WE INSTALL SKYLIGHTS & DO CARPENTRY WORK

662-665-1133 662-286-8257

JIM BERRY, OWNER/INSTALLER

FOR SALE: ANTIQUE BRICK & OLD LUMBER. Circa 1869 Corinth Machinery Bldg.

287-1464

1x6x16 Yellow Pine ................. 7/8 plywood

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RUN YOUR AD IN THE 3/4 presswood veneer .... $499 $ 95 DAILY CORINTHIAN 25 Year 3 tab shingle 54 35 year architectural & COMMUNITY $ Shingle 6295 PROFILES ON THIS Laminate Floor From PAGE FOR ONLY 39¢ - $109 $ Round Commodes 4995 $200 A MONTH $ Handicap Commodes 6995 $ (DAILY CORINTHIAN Turf 100 yd ONLY $165.00). Smith Discount CALL 662-287-6147 Home Center 412 Pinecrest Road FOR DETAILS. 287-2221 • 287-4419

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15 CR 308 5 BR, 3.5 BA, 4.28 acres $179,900

Crushed Lime Stone (any size) Iuka Road Gravel Washed gravel Pea gravel Fill sand Masonry sand Black Magic mulch Natural brown mulch Top soil “Let us help with your project” “Large or Small” Bill Jr., 284-6061 G.E. 284-9209

$1,000,000 LIABILITY INSURANCE

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Fax 287-2523 December Special Bill Phillips G & C LAWN HOUSES FOR SALE Grill to SERVICE Sand & Gravel Package “A Year Round Lawn 1299 Hwy 2 West make the Maintenance Service” Sale Price (Marshtown) 12 Months Same As Cash ultimate cookout! $1,099 Corinth, MS 38834 662-808-1280 With Approvedsummer Credit Specializing in:

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JIMCO ROOFING.

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CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

125 Dunbar Ave.(Afton Sub.) 3 BR, 3.5 BA $193,500

Call 662-286-2255 or visit www.corinthomes.com

Hammerhead Go-Carts Starting at

$999.00 LAYAWAY FOR CHRISTMAS Ferrell’s Home & Outdoor 807 S. Parkway & Harper Rd. Corinth, MS 287-2165 “The Very Best Place to Buy”

RUN YOUR AD IN THE DAILY CORINTHIAN & COMMUNITY PROFILES ON THIS PAGE FOR ONLY $200 A MONTH (DAILY CORINTHIAN ONLY $165.00). CALL 662-287-6147 FOR DETAILS.


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6B â&#x20AC;˘ Tuesday, December 11, 2012 â&#x20AC;˘ Daily Corinthian

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EMPLOYMENT

0232 General Help

CAUTION! ADVERTISEMENTS in this classification usually offer informational service of products designed to help FIND employment. Before you send money to any advertiser, it is your responsibility to verify the validity of the offer. Remember: If an ad appears to sound â&#x20AC;&#x153;too good to be trueâ&#x20AC;?, then it may be! Inquiries can be made by contacting the Better Business Bureau at 1-800-987-8280.

IMMEDIATE OPENING for Machinery Maintenance Mechanic. Repairs machinery or mechanical equipment. Work involves most of the following: Examining machines & mechanical equipment to diagnose source of trouble; performing repairs that mainly involve the use of hand tools; ordering replacement parts; preparing written specifications for major repairs or for the production of parts ordered from machine shops; reassembling machines & making all necessary ad- 0244 Trucking justments for operaATTENTION tion; & other duties as DRIVER Trainees directed. Must have a Needed Now! valid Driver's License & No Experience pass a pre-employment Necessary. drug screen. We are an Equal Opportunity Em- Roehl Transport needs ployer. Send resume to: entry-level semi drivers. Premium equipment R&D Maintenance Ser& benefits. vices, Inc. Call Today! 53 Lock and Dam Road 1-888-540-7364 Dennis, MS 38838

Medical/Dental

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0320 Cats/Dogs/Pets

Sporting 0527 Goods BROWNING T-bolt, .17 cal., bolt action, like new, $490. 662-665-5472.

POMERANIAN PUPPIES, CKC REG, shots/worming up-to-date, $250 ea, 662-416-1970 or 7209979.

FARM

Farm 0470 Equipment 350 INTERNATIONAL wheel disk, 12', $1500; 3 pt. hay spear, $125. 731645-8339.

LARGE POSTERED BR BOX BLADE, $300; 8 ft. suite, almost new bedTuflinc disk, $1200. 731- ding, $500. 731-934-4223. 645-8339. MICROFIBER SOFA & loveseat, chocolate, less than 5 months old, MERCHANDISE $450. 731-934-4223.

0518 Electronics

 1604 S. Harper Rd., Corinth, MS 38834

   662-287-5158

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$599 $50 $499 $50 $50

QUEEN SIZE headboard, $35. 662-415-8180. TOPPER, BEDCOVER FOR 6' BED, black, $300 or OBO, 662-287-7670

Wanted to 0554 Rent/Buy/Trade

WANT TO make certain your ad gets attention? M&M. CASH for junk cars Ask about attention & trucks. We pick up. getting graphics. 662-415-5435 or 731-239-4114. REAL ESTATE FOR RENT

HITACHI COLOR TV, H.D., 4 2 " s c r e e n w / s t a n d , WANT TO buy: Elect. kitchen stove & refrigerat$100. 286-5727. Unfurnished or w/ice maker, reason- 0610 Apartments ably priced. 662-4151 BR, 1 BA, all appl. in7378. cluded, downtown CorMisc. Items for inth. $600 mo. 287-1903.

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QUEEN SIZE electric bed, works & sleeps great, $300 obo. 901-830-8899.

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Or mail ad to Free Ads, P.O. Box 1800, Corinth, MS 38835, fax ad to 662287-3525 or bring ad to 1607 S. Harper Rd., CorREMINGTON 742, semi- inth. auto. rifle, 30-06 cal. ADL -Deluxe, with engrav- * N O P H O N E C A L L S ing, nice older rifle, PLEASE. INCLUDE NAME $300. 662-665-5472. & ADDRESS FOR OUR RECORDS. REMINGTON MODEL 700 .270, Leopold 3x9, $600 BLUE COUCH, 2 BLUE RECLINERS. $250. 662-643obo. 731-610-3793. 3565 or 662-415-8549 REMINGTON RIFLE, .270 ENDURE OXYGEN PUMP. ca., bolt action bases, Used only 9 hrs. $400. no scope, nice wood, Call 662-664-3108 $400. 662-665-5472. GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT! SAVAGE RIFLE, .270 cal., Name brand make-up: b o l t a c t i o n , N i k o n Foundation & mascara, scope, super nice, $425. $15.00. Lip gloss, $14.00; Lip stick, $13.00. 662-415 662-665-5472. -3583.

5'X8' utility trailer, $700; 0533 Furniture Ford Chisel plow, 7 shank, $1000; Gill land- BUFFET HUTCH, solid scape box, comm. type, M a p l e , g r e a t c o n d . , $300. 901-830-8899. $1000. 731-645-8339.

MICROWAVE CART on rollers, good cond., $30. 901-830-8899.

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CHIHUAHUAS, CKC reg., H O R T O N C R O S S B O W male & female, $300. Brotherhood - Stock As662-462-5109. sembly with Scope, $325 obo. 662-212-4138.

Household 0509 Goods

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FREE ADVERTISING Advertise one item valued at $500 or less for free. Price must be in ad & will run for 5 days in Daily Corinthian, 1 day in Reporter & 1 day in Banner Independent. Ads may be up to approx. 20 words including phone number. The ads must be for private party or personal mdse. & cannot include pets & supplies, livestock (incl. chickens, ducks, cattle, goats, etc) & supplies, garage sales, hay, firewood, & automobiles. Email ad to: freeads @dailycorinthian.com or classad @dailycorinthian.com

3 BR, stove/refrig. furn., W&D hookup, CHA. 2873257. MAGNOLIA APTS. 2 BR, stove, refrig., water. $365. 286-2256. DOWNTOWN APT., loft, 1 BR, $650 mo. 287-5557. WEAVER APTS. 504 N. Cass, 1 BR, scr.porch, w/d. $375+util, 286-2255.

Homes for 0620 Rent (2) HOUSES: 22 CR 268, 3 BR, 2 BA, C/H/A, $500 mo., $200 dep.; 3305 Mathis Rd., 2 BR, 1 lg. BA, $375 mo., $200 dep. 872-0221. FOR SALE OR RENT: Pickwick Pines Resort, 2 BR (incl. Master), 2 BR, 1400 sq. ft., W&D, rent $800 mo. or sell $89,000. 901759-9249.

Mobile Homes Or mail ad to Free Ads, P.O. Box 1800, Corinth, 0675 for Rent MS 38835, fax ad to 662287-3525 or bring ad to TAKING APPLICATIONS: 1607 S. Harper Rd., Cor- 2,3,4 BRs. Oakdale Mobile Home Pk. 286-9185. inth.

Christmas Angels

*NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. INCLUDE NAME & ADDRESS FOR OUR RECORDS.

0268

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

Homes for 0710 Sale BURNSVILLE SCHOOLSThis conveniently located 4/5BR home with privacy fenced back yard is just off Hwy 72 west of Burnsville. It has so much space for the money & owner will install new floor covering too! Reduced to $74,000. Interested? Don't keep it a secret! Call Corinth Realty & we'll help you have a new home for the new year! 662-287-7653.

Preston Swindle Parents: Derek & Lauren Swindle Grandparents: Laura Holloway, Rodney & Carolyn Swindle, Danny Holloway Great-Grandparents: Ginger Swindle, Linda Harris, Ray Gene & Betty Holloway, & Peggy Bizwell

A page featuring your special Angel will be published Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 in The Daily Corinthian $20 includes pictures & name of child or children and names of parents, siblings, grandparents & great-grandparents

NEW LISTING! 14 Newcomb Drive. 3 acres zoned C-2 with small house. Great location with easy access to Hwy 45 Bypass. $34,900. Call Tammy at 662-284-7345, Corinth Realty.

I give my permission to publish the enclosed picture(s) and information in the Daily Corinthian Christmas Angels

Signature______________________________________________ Relationship to child(ren)________________________________ Child/Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name(s)_________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ Parents, Grand & Great Grandparents, Sibling(s) names_____ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ Day Phone For Contact__________________________________ Cash________________________Check #___________________ CC#____________________________________Exp. date______ Name/address associated with card_______________________ ______________________________________________________ MAIL TO: CHRISTMAS ANGELS, C/O DAILY CORINTHIAN, P.O. BOX 1800, CORINTH, MS 38835 OR DROP BY DAILY CORINTHIAN OFFICE AT 1607 S. HARPER RD. OR EMAIL TO: classad@dailycorinthian.com Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, December 14th, 2012 Call 662-287-6147 for any questions

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF ALCORN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI KEVIN MELSON AND LEIGH ANN DUNN MELSON, PLAINTIFFS V.

ASHLEE MELSON AND UNKNOWN PUTATIVE FATHER, WANT TO make certain DEFENDANTS your ad gets attention? Ask about attention CAUSE NO. 2012-0694-02-H getting graphics. SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION

0734 Lots & Acreage

Move in Ready, all appliances included. $59,900. To see this home, call Tammy at 662-284-7345, Corinth Realty. PRICE REDUCED for quick sale: This little jewel is move-in ready with hardwood floors, 2 huge BR's, Texas-styled LR, big enough for all your family at holidays! 9 CR 105, now just $49,500. P&I pymt. under $300 if you qualify! Corinth Realty can help. Don't delay! Call 662-287 -7653.

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(EXTRA CLEAN) '04 Ford Expedition, great shape, rear air, DVD, 3rd seat. $9,980. 662-554-3400.

Sale

(PRICED TO SELL) 2005 Home Improvement Ford Ranger Edge, ext. & Repair cab, pwr. equip., trailer BUTLER, DOUG: Foundahitch, $8980. 662-594tion, floor leveling, 3400. bricks cracking, rotten basements, (SHARP) 2003 Ford wood, Ranger Edge, Flareside, shower floor. Over 35 ext. cab, pwr. equip. yrs. exp. Free est. or $7980. 662-554-3400. 7 3 1 - 2 3 9 - 8 9 4 5 662-284-6146.

0868 Cars for Sale (EXTRA CLEAN) 2012 Nissan Altima, low miles, car-fax, one owner, $14,980. 662-554-3400. (LOOK!) '98 Ford Crown Vic LX, leather, white, extra clean! 1 Owner. $3980. 662-554-3400.

SHANE PRICE Building Inc. New construction, home remodeling & repair. Lic. 662-808-2380. Fair & following Jesus "The Carpenter"

Services

DIVORCE WITH or (LOOK) 2011 Mazda CX-7, without children $125. $14,980. 662-554-3400. Includes name change ( M U S T S E E ! ) 2 0 1 2 and property settleChrysler 300 Limited, ment agreement. SAVE loaded, Car-Fax, very h u n d r e d s . F a s t a n d low miles, like new, e a s y . C a l l 1 - 8 8 8 - 7 3 3 back-up camera, much 7 1 6 5 . 2 4 / 7 . more!! $24,980.00. 662554-3400. Storage, Indoor/ (PRICED TO Sell) 2011 Camry, low miles, carfax, extra clean, $14,980. 662-554-3400. 1994 LINCOLN Town Car, highway miles, leather, good tires, $2980. 662554-3400.

FINANCIAL

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE 0232 General Help

HOME SERVICE DIRECTORY

1995 MITSUBISHI Handyman Montero LS, 4x4, $2,980. 662-554-3400. HANDYMAN'S Home care, anything. 662-643 Trucks for 6892. 0864

LEGALS

MUST BE PREPAID All photos must be in our office by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14th, 2012

0955 Legals

THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI FOR SALE BY OWNER. Tri 40 ACRES, Burnsville. -Level Home w/base- $2000 per acre. 662-808- TO: UNKNOWN PUTATment & shop. 4/5 BR, 3 9313 or 415-5071. IVE FATHER BA on 2 acres. Great LAND FOR SALE: PRICE Of a female child born Novemfamily home. 8 CR 522 REDUCED,15 acres. All ber 15, 2010 (Biggersville/Kossuth). on CR 518, Rienzi/Kos- To Ashlee Melson Shown by appointment, suth area. For more info Address Unknown 284-5379. call 462-5554. You have been made a HUD Income Defendant in the suit filed in 0773 Property PUBLISHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S this Court by Plaintiffs, seekNOTICE ing Custody of a Minor Child. All real estate adver- FABULOUS DOWNTOWN You are required to mail or tised herein is subject Corinth location, north hand deliver a written reto the Federal Fair of City parking lot. 2 sponse to the Complaint filed Housing Act which stories with full bal- against you in this action to makes it illegal to ad- cony, 2200 +/- sq. ft. Sunny C. Phillips, Attorney vertise any preference, down plus upstairs with for Plaintiff, whose address is limitation, or discrimi- front & back stairway. P.O. Box 92, Corinth, MS nation based on race, Priced at $169,500. For 38835. color, religion, sex, your confidential inhandicap, familial status quiry, call Corinth ReYour response must be or national origin, or in- alty, 662-287-7653. mailed or delivered not later tention to make any JUST LISTED: Fourflex. than thirty days after the 11th such preferences, limi- Each unit has 4/2/1 & day of December, 2012, tations or discrimina- 758 sq. ft.! Recent up- which is the date of the first tion. grades include roof, publication of this summons. State laws forbid dis- cabinets, flooring, & so If your response is not so crimination in the sale, much more! Walking mailed or delivered, a judgrental, or advertising of distance to downtown ment by default will be real estate based on Corinth. Great cash flow entered against you for the factors in addition to & priced at just $75,000. money or other relief demanthose protected under Call Corinth Realty, 662- ded in the complaint. This matfederal law. We will not 287-7653. ter is set for hearing on January knowingly accept any 15, 2013, in Alcorn County, advertising for real esat the Alcorn County ChanTRANSPORTATION tate which is in violacery Building in Corinth, Mistion of the law. All persissippi at 9:00 a.m. sons are hereby informed that all dwell- 0824 Motor Homes You must also file the oriings advertised are ginal of your response with available on an equal O L D E R T R U C K , t o w the Clerk of this Court witht r u c k , ( 4 ) r a c e c a r s , in a reasonable time afteropportunity basis. BMW, & Mercedes. 662- ward. JUST LISTED: Move in 8 0 8 - 9 3 1 3 o r 6 6 2 - 4 1 5 Issued under my hand and ready 3BR, 1BA on 2.95 5 0 7 1 . the seal of said Court, this the AC w/replacement vinyl 7 day of December, 2012. w i n d o w s ; a r c h r o o f ; 0832 Motorcycles laminate and tile floors HONDA RECON 4-wheelBOBBY MAROLT, & new CHA. Priced at j u s t $ 6 8 , 0 0 0 . P m t s . e r , r e d , $ 2 0 0 0 ; 9 9 0 CHANCERY COURT CLERK W o o d s F i n i s h i n g cheaper than rent, outBY: Karen Burns, D.C. building too. For more mower, 93" cut, $4500. Deputy Clerk info contact Corinth Re- 731-645-8339. alty, 662-287-7653. Sport Utility 3t 12/11, 12/18, 12/25/12 0856 Vehicles 14004 NEW LISTING! 4 CR 103.

TUESDAY-SUNDAY (SOME EARLY MORNING WORK)

Ella Swindle Parents: Derek & Lauren Swindle. Grandparents: Laura Holloway, Rodney & Carolyn Swindle, Danny Holloway Great-Grandparents: Ginger Swindle, Linda Harris, Ray Gene & Betty Holloway & Peggy Bizwell

Homes for 0710 Sale

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Outdoor

AMERICAN MINI STORAGE 2058 S. Tate Across from World Color

287-1024

MORRIS CRUM MINI-STORAGE 286-3826.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE DIRECTORY

General Help

WANTED INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

WANTED INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

(Newspaper Carrier)

(Newspaper Carrier)

Walnut Area

Kossuth Area

Excellent Earnings Potential

Excellent Earnings Potential

Requirements: â&#x20AC;˘ Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License â&#x20AC;˘ Dependable Transportation â&#x20AC;˘ Light Bookwork Ability (will train) â&#x20AC;˘ Liability Insurance

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Please come by the Daily Corinthian and ďŹ ll out a questionaire.

Please come by the Daily Corinthian and ďŹ ll out a questionaire.

DAILY CORINTHIAN 1607 S. Harper Rd. Corinth, MS

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0840 Auto Services

GUARANTEED Auto Sales 470 FARM/LAWN/ GARDEN EQUIP.

BUSH HOG 61” ZERO TURN, COMMERCIAL, 28 HP KOEHLER, 45 HOURS, NEW

$6900 662-728-3193

804 BOATS

16’ Aqua bass boat 70 HP Mercury, 4 seats, trolling motor,

$3,500 $4,000 662-287-5413 662-287-5413.

or cell 284-8678

ALUMA CRAFT 14’ BOAT, 40 H.P. JOHNSON, TROLLING MTR., GOOD COND., INCLUDES TRAILER,

$1200 OBO OR WILL TRADE.

731-610-

8901 OR EMAIL FOR PICS TO AYLASISCO@GMAIL.COM

1959 Ford diesel tractor 3000 series, new rear tires & tubes $

4000

662-750-0607

868 AUTOMOBILES

868 AUTOMOBILES

2000 Saab, 9-3 Convertible. 123,000mi. GREAT FUN CAR.

$2200 OBO. 662-396-1333

2001 Ford Taurus SES

162,000 miles, exc. cond., owned since 11,000 miles, new tires, brakes.

$2850 obo

287-3719 or 415-1202 REDUCED!

‘65 FORD GALAXIE 500,

1996 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Exc. cond., 1-family owned, 141,000 miles. $3100. 662-415-8682

4dr sedan, 390 Eng., 4 bbl. carb, no broken glass, good paint, good tires, cast alum. wheels, new brake sys., everything works exc. clock, fuel gauge & inst. lights,

$2500

731-439-1968.

2009 HYUNDAI ACCENT

4-dr., 41,000 miles, dark blue ext. & gray int., 4 cyl. auto., CD/ XM radio, 36 mpg. payoff is

$11,054

804 BOATS

‘90 RANGER BASS BOAT

361V W/MATCHING TRAILER & COVER, RASPBERRY & GRAY, EVINRUDE 150XP, 24-V TROL. MTR., 2 FISH FINDERS, NEW BATTS., NEW LED TRAILER LIGHTS, EXC. COND.,

$7,900.

662-808-0113.

731-610-7241

864 TRUCKS/VANS SUV’S

1992 FORD F-250

rebuilt trans., tool box, wired for elect. brake trailer

$1,950

662-462-8391

340-626-5904. 864 TRUCKS/VANS SUV’S

864 TRUCKS/VANS SUV’S

864 TRUCKS/VANS SUV’S

816 832 832 RECREATIONAL MOTORCYCLES/ MOTORCYCLES/ VEHICLES ATV’S ATV’S

REDUCED

REDUCED

REDUCED

2006 GMC YUKON Exc. cond. inside & out, 106k miles, 3rd row seat, garage kept, front & rear A/C,tow pkg., loaded

$13,995

662-286-1732

1985 1/2 TON SILVERADO

305 ENG., AUTO., PS, PB, AC, NEEDS PAINT, READY TO RESTORE, DRIVEN DAILY.

2000 Ford F-350

super duty, diesel, 7.3 ltr., exc. drive train, 215k miles, exc. mechanically w/body defects.

$7800.

REDUCED

662-643-3565 or 415-8549

‘10 Nissan Pathfinder

2006 Wildcat 30 ft. 5th wheel

731-439-2363

287-1213 AFTER 4 P.M.

2007 Franklin pull camper, 36’, 20’ awning, 2 slide outs, full kitchen, W&D, tub/shower, 32” Sony TV, fully airconditioned & lots more! $13,000.

662-664-3538.

very low mi-29,140, 3rd row seat, black w/gray int, very nice & below Kelly Blue Book value. $16,750. Call Gina Brown at

$3,000

Tow. pkg. incl, great gas mi. for lg. SUV.

camper, 2 slides, fiberglass ext., awning, holding tanks, full sofa sleeper, refrig., micro., glass shower, recliner, sleeps 6,

$1500. 731-645-0157 AFTER 4 P.M.

REDUCED

2000 Custom Harley Davidson Mtr. & Trans., New Tires, Must See

$10,500 $9,500 $12,000

662-415-8623 or 287-8894

2004 KAWASAKI MULE

3010 Model #KAF650E, 1854 hrs., bench seat, tilt bed, 4 WD & windshield, well maintained. Great for farm or hunting. $6500.

stick, camouflage, 186,200 miles (mostly interstate driving), runs good. $3000 obo.

662-607-9401

11,000 MILES, IMMACULATE CONDITION, $7500 662-415-5137 OR 662-286-9432.

2006 Yamaha Bruin 4 WD, automatic, like new,

$2800

$18,500

662-279-1568 OR 287-5598.

‘98 FAT BOY,

2012 STARCRAFT CAMPER

2003 YAMAHA V-STAR CLASSIC

662-223-0056.

fiberglass, 18 ft. bunkhouse launch, wt. 2,750 lbs, 26 gallon freshwater tank, cargo carrying capacity-895 lbs, gray & black water tanks, cable ready.

$11,000

looks & rides real good!

$3000

New factory EVOE engine w/warranty, 80 cu. in., 1300 mi. new wheels/tires, pipes & paint. Divorce Sale. Over $13,000 invested.

$8000 obo

662-603-4786

662-665-1781

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For MRHC Auxiliary, it’s all about helping others BY CATHY WOOD For the Daily Corinthian

As soon as you step into the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, you see their smiling faces as they direct you to the surgery center, help you find your friend’s hospital room or tell you if the cafeteria’s still open for the day. But the more than 70 members of the MRHC Auxiliary, better known as the Pink Ladies and Khaki Gents, they do more than greet visitors and deliver flowers — although those jobs are as important to them as working in orthopedic rehab and raising money for scholarships. In fact, the MRHC volunteers give the same enthusiasm and dedication to everything they do at the medical center. “There is such a need for people to feel like somebody cares,” said auxiliary first vice-president Joyce DuQuette. “We’re giving back because always in your life somebody’s been helpful to you, and through the auxiliary, we have the chance the return the favor.” Begun in the early 1960s, the auxiliary has grown from volunteers pushing carts full of candy and magazines in hospital halls to a multi-pronged organization whose members work at entry desks, manage the gift shop, help with surgery admissions, input patient data and assist with patient rehabilitation in the orthopedic center. Through gift-shop sales and other fundraisers, the auxiliary also raises money to buy equipment for the health center and to fund scholarships for local students. “The Auxiliary of MRHC is very special to our organization,” noted Renee Bullard, MRHC Auxiliary Liaison. “Their bright smiles and com-

mitment to our patients are invaluable. Through the years, they have devoted thousands of volunteer hours to help our patients with their overall healthcare experience, thereby helping us to fulfill our Mission of ‘One Patient at a Time’.” The auxiliary raises most of its money from the MRHC gift shop. Open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, the shop offers such a fun inventory of jewelry, toys, crafts, baby items, scarves and other goodies that it’s quickly becoming a mustgo destination for folks who don’t even have anybody to visit in the hospital. “More and more, as the word gets out, we see people making a special trip over here just to come to the gift shop,” said Gayle Sheppard, a longtime auxiliary volunteer and the buyer for the shop. “We stock it with local handmade crafts and with items you won’t find anywhere else.” Sheppard has been an auxiliary member since 1990, shortly after she and her husband sold their businesses in Atlanta — she owned a women’s clothing boutique — and retired to Corinth. Auxiliary membership was the perfect way to meet people in her new town, she said. Plus, her retail experience was a valuable asset in expanding and improving the gift shop. And that’s a key thing to remember about auxiliary membership, said Sheppard and DuQuette: Volunteering at the MRHC means you’re using your individual skills and talents — whatever they are — to help others. “When you join the auxiliary, we’ll train you to work at every station we staff,” said DuQuette,

Staff photo by Steve Beavers

Barbara Wayne adds a Christmas ornament to the tree in the gift shop. who’s in charge of managing members’ schedules, “but we want you to work where you feel most comfortable and you feel you can do the most good. That’s why some of us are at computers, some of us are in the gift shop, some of us make crafts and some of us assist patients. You can find your perfect job as an auxiliary member.” Anyone interested in joining the auxiliary should first fill out an application form, available at the front information desk. “We need young people in their 50s and 60s,” Sheppard said. “The auxiliary is a great way to get to know people, make good friends and receive so much satisfaction. Everybody gets along because we’re all here for the same purpose.”

“Their bright smiles and commitment to our patients are invaluable.” Renee Bullard MRHC Auxiliary liaison DuQuette agreed. “This is a wonderful place to interact with people. A lot of friendships are formed here,” she said. Auxiliary membership has other benefits, including a free flu shot, a free mammogram, a free meal in the cafeteria during a work shift and a volunteer-appreciation luncheon every spring. But, the two officers added, as nice as those freebies are, auxiliary members volunteer because they’re committed to the hospital and its pa-

tients. During the past few years, the auxiliary has bought such items for the MRHC as cafeteria furniture, artwork for patient rooms, furniture for the doctors’ and nurses’ break room, equipment for the maintenance department, diabetes kits, equipment for the outpatient rehab center on Harper Road and robes for the soon-to-open women’s clinic as well as funded 15 scholarships a year for students going into the medical field. In addition to DuQuette

and Sheppard, other auxiliary officers are president, Loretta Newton; assistant, Dorothy Duncan; second vice-president, Peggy Treadway; secretary, Donna Orlich; treasurers, Patsy Fowler and Betty Smith; presidentelect Linda Garrett; hospitality, Tommie Rafidi and Mary Coleman; bereavement, Suzy Burcham; and publicity, Clare Aldridge. Every member, whether an officer or a substitute worker or crafter or someone who practically works at the hospital fulltime, is dedicated to the auxiliary’s work, DuQuette said. “I couldn’t imagine not being here,” she said as she walked down a hallway, smiling and chatting with patients and staff. “I look forward to it every day.”

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Daily Corinthian • Tuesday, December 11, 2012 • 3C

Terrance Dye continues building his dream BY BRANT SAPPINGTON bsappington @dailycorinthian.com

Terrance Dye is preparing to take the next step in building his dream, and as always, he’s doing it with style. Already an award winning poet, the Booneville native is getting ready to release his first nationally published book next year and is continuing to combine his passions for both writing and fashion with the launch of a new website and magazine focused on men’s fashion. Dye said his life has always been about mixing his two driving passions. He said he’s always been interested in high-fashion and style and he’s felt a calling to write throughout his life. Around nine years ago the encouragement of a minister friend pushed him to focus even more on his writing. “I just didn’t know what to do with my life. He said, God has something for you to do,” said Dye. He had always written and felt the need to express his creativity. He began to seriously work on his poetry, submitting it to national contests and winning countless awards. His poems were also published in numerous anthologies. “You could see the calling in my life start to form,” he said. He began self-publsihing, first smaller books then hardcovers. In 2008 he combined his early books into a single hardcover volume titled “Chronicles of Love” and did several area book signings including one at the Barnes and Noble bookstore on the Ole Miss campus. The signing was attended by many of his family and friends who were able to see how much he had accomplished. “That meant a lot to me,” he said. During these years he was also studying fashion merchandising and in 2008 he moved to Nashville where he got his first job in fashion as a visual designer and stylist for the Nashville location of the internationally renowned men’s clothier Brooks Brothers. “I was so proud,” he said. That first job led him to several others in Nashville’s fashion scene and later he was a stylist and manager involved in the opening of the city’s Nordstrom’s department store. During the opening one of the original Nordstrom family members

came up to him and complimented him on his work and his personal style. “I thought, this is my dream come true, right here,” he said. However, Dye never lost sight of his dreams of writing as well. While working at the store he ran into a customer who saw the personal journals he carries everywhere in his bag and encouraged him to turn them into a book. He took the advice seriously and before that project was even complete another customer would again change the course of his journey. A customer at the store connected him with the world famous Bobby Jones, host of the Bobby Jones Gospel Hour on BET. He was the first author to appear on the show that normally showcases only msuical acts. “It was amazing,” he said. Dye said he’s seen both of his driving passions combine with his life experience to put him in the right place at the right time. “In God’s time, they both came together,” he said. He sent his completed manuscript to Tate Publishing and it was accepted — a major accomplishment with a company that accepts less than 4 percent of the work submitted. Now he is working to secure financing for the promotion of the new book which he hopes to see published next year. He’s also involved in a project with his friend, Corinth native DeWayne Porter, to launch a men’s fashion and style magazine and website called Xtrordinary Gentleman. The website can be found at www.thexgmag.com. Porter is the owner of Preppy Gentleman, a high end men’s consignment shop and boutique in downtown Corinth. Dye said the goal of the magazine is to combine his writing with his love for fashion and to help expose others in the region who also have big dreams. He wants to feature designers, writers, musicians and other people with talents to share and help expose them to the world. “This is my way of giving back,” he said. Dye is now looking for supporters for his book project and other efforts. For more information on his work and how to get involved, email him at mldyeterrance@yahoo. com or call him at 662-416-4728.

Staff photo by Brant Sappington

Booneville native Terrance Dye is making his mark on fashion and literature as he mixes both passions in pursuit of his dreams. He’s also involved in a project with his friend, Corinth native DeWayne Porter, to launch a men’s fashion and style magazine and website called Xtrordinary Gentleman. The website can be found at www.thexgmag.com. Porter is the owner of Preppy Gentleman, a high end men’s consignment shop and boutique in downtown Corinth.

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Pickwick Landing State Park’s Festival of Lights See the spectacular luminaries and lighted displays as you enjoy a trolley ride or horse-drawn carriage ride through the park. Wrap Up Your Holiday Shopping at our Holiday Mart Over 50 Local Retailers and Crafters / Unique Gift Items Located in the Conference Center SPECIAL VISIT FROM SANTA! Train Ride for the little ones / Christmas Stories read by Santa’s Elves each evening by the fireplace. “Breakfast with Santa” on Saturday in the private dining room Call 1-800-250-8615 for reservations at PICKWICK LANDING STATE PARK Sponsored by Pickwick Landing State Park and the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce

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4C • Tuesday, December 11, 2012 • Daily Corinthian

Community Events (Editor’s Note: Community Events publish twice a week in the Daily Corinthian and are a great way to keep up with happenings in the Crossroads area. Submit events for consideration at least 10 days before the event to news@dailycorinthian. com.)

will be picked up Friday, Dec. 28.

Party to honor Philippian-Americans

Holiday garbage schedule announced The Corinth Street Department will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 and Christmas day, Dec. 25. The Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 regular garbage routes will be picked up Wednesday, Dec. 26; the Dec. 26 regular garbage routes will be picked up Thursday, Dec. 27 and the Dec. 27 and Dec. 28 regular garbage routes

A Christmas party is being held for PhilippianAmericans who live in northeast Mississippi. The event is being held at St. James Catholic Church on North Harper Road in Corinth on Sunday. For more information, contact Jane Hughes, organizer at 662-223-9128 or Helen Reeves, 415-2530.

City library to host House Speaker Gunn Speaker of House Philip Gunn is special guest at the Corinth City Library on Thursday at 6 p.m. for the Alcorn County Republican Party.

This is a chance for everyone to meet and voice their concerns to Mississippi’s House leader. The meeting is free and open to the public. A meet and greet is being held at 5:30 p.m.

Advance tickets available at Darlene’s House of Design; the Boutique; and the Easom Outreach Foundation. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation’s “Hot Meals” program.

Easom Christmas party scheduled

Christmas concert scheduled tonight

A Christmas party is being sponsored by The Easom Outreach Foundation on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 8 p.m. until at the Easom banquet hall, 700 S. Crater St., Corinth. “Deck the Halls” with dancing and dining will include refreshments and music by DJs Jazzy Bob and Smooth Sam. The event is semi-formal attire. Cost is $10 advance tickets through Dec. 19 and $12 at the door.

Tonight at 6:30 p.m., the choral groups from Corinth High School and Corinth Middle School will present an evening of seasonal music at Corinth High School on Harper Road. The general music classes from the high school will accompany the singing, playing various instruments. The MSU Singers will be special guests and include two former CHS chorus members — TaNechi Temple and Shannon Barton. Kristin Mills of Ole Miss, also a former CHS chorus member, will sing a solo. Corinth choral groups are under the direction of Anita Temple and accompanied by Vicki Mills at the piano. Admission is free.

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The Salvation Army is looking for individuals to adopt a child from its annual Angel Tree. More than 200 names are on the tree at the entrance to Walmart in Corinth. Those interested in adopting should simply take a name off the tree. All of the angel’s information is on the tag. Once people are finished shopping for the child, they should place the gifts in a black garbage bag and tape the angel tree tag to the outside of the bag. All gifts should be taken to the Salvation Army no later than Thursday, Dec. 13. the agency

is located at 1209 U.S. Highway 72 West. An estimated figure to spend on each child is $50$60. For more information about the Salvation Army Angel Tree, call 2876979.

60 and above, are welcome and encouraged to attend. Daily activities include crafts, jigsaw puzzles, table games and quilting.

Music, dancing planned at center

Animal shelter sets open house

There will be music and dancing every Friday night from 7-10 p.m. at the Guntown Community Center. The “Johnny Cash” type music by Joe Rickman & Friends, along with James Thomas on bass guitar will be featured. Tommy Clark will be playing Jerry Lee Lewis style rockn-roll on the keyboard. Great songs of Elvis will be sung. There will be snacks, coffee and cold drinks available. Smoke and alcohol free. Admission is $5 to go toward event’s expenses.

During the week of Dec. 8 - Dec. 15 the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter will have a special adoption fee on its already spayed or neutered animals — $40 for dogs and $20 for cats. Everyone is encouraged to come out and find that special pet to spend the holidays with. 

Legion to host prayer breakfast The American Legion Post 6 is hosting a prayer breakfast every Wednesday at 7 a.m. Sausage, biscuits and coffee will be served. A devotional will be given by a different speaker each Wednesday. The prayer breakfasts are being held at the American Legion Building on Tate St. in Corinth. You don’t have to be a post member to attend. For more information, call 462-5815.

‘Just Plain Country’ performs Saturday ‘Just Plain Country’ performs at the Tishomingo County Fairgrounds in Iuka every Saturday from 7-10 p.m. Good family entertainment.

Holiday classic to be presented Corinth Theatre-Arts is presenting “Miracle on 34th Street” Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. This holiday classic tells the story of how Kris Kringle gets a job working as Santa at Macy’s and how the trust of a little girl who believes in him allows other children experience the joy of childhood fantasy. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for students. Call 662-2872995 or visit www. corinththeatrearts.com for more information and reservations.

Activity center announces events The Bishop Activity Center is having the following activities for the week of Dec. 10-Dec. 14: Today — Elsa Bullard National Federation for the Blind program, Magnolia Home Health & Hospice-Bingo; Thursday — pet therapy-Corinth Animal Shelter, Bingo; and Friday — grocery shopping at Roger’s supermarket. Senior citizens, age

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Daily Corinthian • Tuesday, December 11, 2012 • 5C

Student attends national leadership academy BY ANGELA STOREY astorey@dailycorinthian.com

New York City is the best world for marketing students to observe firsthand what they are studying at Northeast Mississippi Community College. Hope McMillan learned this last month when she attended the Collegiate Leadership Academy held in NYC. The Booneville resident is a sophomore majoring in Business and Marketing Management Technology and is a member of the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) at NEMCC. McMillan attended the DECA Conference held in New York with Vickie Huggins, the NEMCC instructor over the program, and Mrs. Huggins’ daughter, Kayla Huggins. “New York is one of the fashion and marketing capitols of the world,” Huggins said. “It’s the best place to take students in the area of marketing in the U.S. They get to see what marketing is all about and see what we study in the books. New York City is always mentioned in our books, and they get to see it first hand. New York is all about business marketing and management.” McMillan found the DECA conference to be very helpful and eyeopening for her to see exactly where her career can lead. “I greatly appreciate the opportunity I was given to attend this conference,” said McMillan, a 2008 graduate of Gateway Christian School. She could choose from five different tracks to be a part of during the conference, and she chose the advertising track. “We were split into groups, and each group was given a case study. The advertising case study

was to pitch a campaign ad targeting 3-8 year-olds about a video game based on the Hunger Games. “We had to pitch the game as less violent than the actual movie. We only had a few hours to come up with a marketing plan. We were also given the opportunity to tour Radio City Music Hall. We had to use the things from the tour to help with our marketing plan. This case study tested our ability to work under pressure and on short notice,” McMillan said. The Northeast sophomore noted she was grateful for a connection she made with Winnie Hart, the CEO of a company called Twin Engines. Hart was one of the speakers for the advertising track. “She taught us the sky is the limit with our creative ideas and to always think outside the box.” McMillan noted she enjoyed making connections with business leaders she might someday work for. “It was also interesting to get a behind the scenes look at Radio City Music Hall,” she said. Collegiate DECA helps students learn skills that can be applied to real-life situations. “Joining DECA gives you opportunities to attend conferences like this one in New York City where you can make connections with current and future business leaders. DECA will help shape you into a future leader of business,” McMillan said. Huggins adds, “Business Marketing and Management Technology is important to Northeast students because it teaches them that the heart of a business success is revealed in its marketing. “DECA is a way students can communicate and connect across the entire world. It gives

them greater insight of the different opportunities in marketing.” Northeast has 75 students as members from both its DECA groups on campus, making it the largest DECA organization in the state of Mississippi, Huggins said. DECA prepares students for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management while stressing competence, innovation, integrity and teamwork. While in New York, they paid tribute to those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, by visiting the memorial and giving a monetary contribution. “Standing at the memorial where those attacks happened was a surreal moment,” McMillan said. “Words cannot describe the atmosphere around those endless waterfall fountains.” McMillan could not leave New York City without seeing the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building. “I have always heard you can feel the Empire State Building sway from the 86th floor and from experience this is true,” McMillan said. “Our hotel (Hotel Pennsylvania) was four blocks from Times Square, which we visited nightly but a few of the local people we met politely informed us Mississippi girls that we were staying in a tourist area of the city. The NYC to them is little areas like Chinatown, Brooklyn and the Bronx.” McMillan found a favorite restaurant she hopes to visit again, Ellen’s Stardust Diner, where people line up around the block just to hear the waiters and waitresses sing. “People who work at Ellen’s Stardust Diner are waiting for that big break to star in a Broadway

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Northeast Mississippi Community College sophomore Hope McMillan and NEMCC instructor Vickie Huggins viewed many points of interest while in New York City last month attending a DECA Conference. One of the sites visited was the memorial to those whose lives were lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

Submitted photo

Hope McMillan and Kayla Huggins pose for a photo with the Statue of Liberty in the background. show.” Speaking of Broadway plays, the group attended the Broadway play “Wicked” and also saw the Rockettes Christmas show — so the conference afforded opportunities for

both learning and fun. McMillan will graduate from NEMCC at the end of the fall semester of 2012. After graduation she plans to attend Ole Miss in the fall of 2013 to work

toward a bachelor’s degree in Business. She’s confident the skills learned in DECA at Northeast Community College will be beneficial as she continues her college studies and beyond.

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The problem of methamphetamine For these three meth users, it’s an economic opportunity BY BOBBY J. SMITH bjsmith@dailycorinthian.com

(Editor’s Note: The following is the first in a three-part series about the impact of methamphetamine in the Crossroads area. It is the product of several months of research, and extensive interviews with people whose lives are now defined by their relationship with the drug. Due to the serious nature of the content, real names are not revealed. Part II will be about local meth addicts who recovered to lead productive lives, while Part III will be about law enforcement’s fight against the problem of meth on a local level.) In a small, old, innocent-looking white house in the Crossroads area, three men have come together for a job that could land them all in prison for several years apiece — or at least probation for the youngest one, who has thus far avoided criminal charges. The eldest, a man too haggard and worn for his 38 years, is absorbed in the act before him: taking common household items and easily obtained cold medicine and turning them into methamphetamine. Crank, ice, meth, other unprintable names or just plain dope, it’s all the same thing, and for this trio it is tied inextricably, it seems, to their way of life. The cook watches his hands and the ingredients; the other two watch him and each other. They are all three old buddies and have known each other for years, but in this game trust in just another

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Part I word for naivety — even among close friends. They watch to keep the others from skimming a larger portion from the final product. It is understood to be this way, and nobody holds a grudge against his friend for being as untrustworthy as he knows his own self to be. And it’s also not a bad idea to watch the professional at work if one wants to learn how to cook for himself. If he’s able to take care of the manufacture, then that’s one less person involved, one less who gets a cut of the product. Their triangle conspiracy to manufacture the drug was formed out of necessity. The youngest — call him Ricky — is 24 years of age and has a quick smile that makes people like him. He provided the house, the place to cook. Junior, a construction worker with two young children and a pretty wife, is seven years older than Ricky. His contribution is the pills, a box containing 24 tablets of brand-name sinus medication that will yield about 2.5 grams of methamphetamine if the cook does his job well. Junior drove to north Alabama earlier in the day, where he bought this crucial ingredient over the counter at a chain pharmacy. He would have been required to pay for a doctor’s visit to get the “script” in Mississippi, unless he could steal one or impose on a close friend who works in pharmacy. Even driving to Ala-

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“A lot of people are doing it. People will be cooking it up in the parking lot at the store. You’ve got to be a [expletive] moron to cook it at the store! But I can’t say anything, I’ve rode through town shaking up a bottle.” Gary Meth cook bama for the pills is risky these days with all the zeal law enforcement bring to their mission of putting the makers of meth out of business. Each time a person buys a box of certain cold medicines containing the drug pseudoephedrine, his name is added to a list that is closely monitored by police. “The cops keep track of it, even if you get it once,” Junior said. “The first time I went to Alabama, to this little mom-andpops store, the cops got behind me just as soon as I got out.” Gary, the senior partner and cook, brings years of experience to the job. One gets the feeling of wasted talent watching how expertly he manipulates the chemicals in an amazingly short span of time to produce enough meth to bring hundreds of dollars on the street. In a another world, a better life, he would be wearing a lab coat and working on some miracle drug for the benefit of humanity. But in this flawed world he’s crushing down the pills in a coffee mug, cutting the lithium strips out of a few batteries, pulling the guts out of a cooling pad (like the ones found

in first aid kits), mixing in a little bit of lye, putting it all together in a 20-ounce Mountain Dew bottle and, with the right timing, producing a passable batch of homemade shake-and-bake methamphetamine. “You can do it in an hour. Be smoking dope in an hour, hour-and-ahalf,” said Gary the cook. “The yield depends on how many pills you use. Most people cook with a whole box, but you can cook with just a few pills, if you know the ration.” Asked about the shakeand-bake method, which has been a buzz-word in the media for the last few years, Gary shook his head and laughed. Shake-and-bake has been around a whole lot longer than the public perception of it, he said. And is more common than many people realize. “A lot of people are doing it,” he said. “People will be cooking it up in the parking lot at the store. You’ve got to be a [expletive] moron to cook it at the store! But I can’t say anything, I’ve rode through town shaking up a bottle.” The three men’s attention to the shade tree chemist’s work is chal-

lenged only by the desire to walk to the living room window at the front of the house and peek out the blinds. Meth users are almost comically paranoid. Every 15 minutes one of them thinks he sees headlights pulling into Ricky’s driveway, and every 15 minutes Ricky checks the blinds again. After an hour of this they laugh at their own absurdity. “Boy, it won’t be long before you’re seeing them tree-narcs,” Gary said. Meth users deep in a multi-day binge — days and days without sleep — are known to conjure paranoid fantasies about the elaborate methods used by law enforcement to keep them under surveillance, from black government helicopters hovering silently over a parked pickup truck in the middle of nowhere to officers hiding in ditches, in the attic, under the floorboards and even climbing trees.

Faces of meth In the minds of many, a meth user is the sunkenfaced, hollow-eyed, hillbilly ghoul peering out of “before and after” photos in magazines and TV news shows. While there is a great deal of reality in this image, the truth is far more complex. One soon learns that the real faces of meth come in every age and appearance. “I’ve seen a bunch of girls my age on it — people I didn’t even think would smoke pot,” said Ricky. “They get on it and they’ll do anything. This crap will change you quick.” The drug’s appeal is not

“I’ve seen a bunch of girls my age on it — people I didn’t even think would smoke pot. They get on it and they’ll do anything. This crap will change you quick.” Ricky Meth user limited to the young. The soccer mom secret tweaker, who uses meth to lose weight and stay ahead of housework, is a common figure. Many truck drivers — commonly known for over half a century to use many forms of “speed” to combat sleepiness during long hours on the road — have incorporated meth into their lives and livelihoods. Several years back in Booneville, law enforcement discovered a mobile meth lab in the sleeper of a big rig truck. Bikers have long been known to use and traffic in the drug. The common slang word “crank” derives from the days when members of outlaw motorcycle gangs like the Hell’s Angels would smuggle methamphetamine inside the crank cases of their bikes. Even law enforcement officers are not immune to the charms of meth. Back around the turn of the century, one northeast Mississippi sheriff Please see METH | 7C

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got so strung out that not even his law enforcement brethren could overlook his increasingly bizarre behavior. He was locked up for many years, but not before he became the best entertainment in the county for folks who listen to police scanners in their homes. The sheriff would rant and rave at all hours of the night over his police radio. He, too, saw people in the trees.

Chasing the dragon Methamphetamine is not what they call a “glamorous” drug. No one associates it with the Hollywood high life as with cocaine. It doesn’t have the rock star association of heroin, or the harmless reputation of marijuana. Considering the horrific common image of the meth user it is a wonder that anyone does it at all. Ricky recalled how scared he was the first time he tried meth. “The first time I did it, back when I was still in high school, I was almost sure that it would kill me. I’d heard so much on TV and from teachers about kids dying the first time they tried it. I made my buddy promise to keep an eye on me and take me to the hospital if I started to wig out,” he said. “And then I did it anyway.” In addition to the official anti-drug propaganda, the first-time user also has to get past the more frightening folklore that thrives in the meth culture. One such story tells of a guy who got himself some extremely high-quality stuff. Not knowing what he had, the guy chopped down a fat line and snorted it up his nose. The drug was so powerful that it “blew his head clean off” — killing him instantly.

Nobody actually knows the person this happened to, but the story is repeated as the gospel truth. Perhaps there is a kernel of truth somewhere in it. The main appeal for users is the physical sensation produced by the drug, an energetic euphoria that proves to be a double-edged sword if pursued too avidly. When the user first takes the drug — assuming his head doesn’t instantly explode — the sensations differ, depending on how the meth is ingested. If sniffed up the nostril, the user must first endure a terribly painful burning sensation they say reaches from the nose, through the sinuses, all the way to the tips of their teeth. If smoked, usually through a glass pipe, tinfoil or a lightbulb, the nose pain is bypassed, but smoking the drug leaves users more vulnerable to the unpleasant side effect of “meth mouth,” a condition of dental health reminiscent of the shellpocked battlefield at the Siege of Verdun. Following the little line of smoke coming from the burning meth on a folded sheet of tinfoil and breathing it in using a gutted ink pen as a mouthpiece is sometimes called “chasing the dragon.” A few minutes after the debilitating nose-burn, or almost before the chemical cloud has left the smoker’s lungs, users say they feel all is right in the world. The user feels good about himself and the good people he’s with, secure in his identity and possessed of a confidence he has never known before. And he wants to talk about it. If the man is a horse-racing enthusiast, he will talk of nothing but horse-racing for the next three or four hours — or as long as his supply of the drug can keep him go-

“We finally found out why Brian thought we were going to kill him. He was convinced he heard us saying we were going to wipe him out and steal his novel. I didn’t even know he’d written one ... ” Junior Meth user ing. He will revel in all of the knowledge he is able to pass on to his companions. He will talk and talk and talk some more. The act of communication is of such importance that he will hold forth on any subject that comes to his mind, even after his voice is a croaky whisper, the vocals cords devastated from hours of sudden overuse. Even then he will whisper his knowledge to anyone willing to listen. If this sounds like fun, it is only the light side of the moon. If the user has enough of the drug available and the inclination to push things farther, the situation only gets uglier from here. After the first euphoric rush of strutting talk is over the user will want to consume more of the drug. It is a cliche by now, but the user really is trying to reclaim the sensation of that first high, if only subconsciously. Assuming he has the supply, he continues to use. One day turns into the next. After 24 hours without sleep his perception of time alters. He may lose himself in a trivial task — shining the silverware, for instance — and before he knows it, he has spent upward of 30 hours cleaning every item in the cupboard. When two days and nights pass without sleep, the brain starts getting weird. Small visual hallucinations begin, distortions in the user’s sight. He will not see green

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many more do not. It is often the strangest thing that ignites the methcrazed person’s paranoia into a murderous rage. “We finally found out why Brian thought we were going to kill him. He was convinced he heard us saying we were going to wipe him out and steal his novel,” remembered Junior. “I didn’t even know he’d written one, and when I asked him about it, he said he hadn’t. But he was going to.”

Parting ways In less than two hours the conspiring trio of meth makers have finished with the task at hand. Their yield is over two grams of fairly average, off-white, slightly translucent, shake-andbake methamphetamine. They break out the postal scales, weigh the new batch and divide it into portions while sitting around the kitchen table, now beaming benevolence to one another like a family come together for Sunday dinner. The process and its opportunity to get shortchanged is over. They are three good friends again and they sample conservative little lines of the product and slap each other on the back with good humor. Ricky takes a sandwich bags out of the cupboard. The three meth piles go into the corners of the baggies, forming tight, quarter-sized, off-white balls after the excess portions of the bags are tied in a knot. Junior is the first to leave. It is approaching midnight, and if he is much later getting home his wife will be upset and likely ask questions. He’s been at this lifestyle for years, he said, but his wife doesn’t seem to notice anything at all. He also admits that sometimes

people have a tendency to look over things they don’t want to see. He has to work in the morning, hard outside work on a construction site. Luckily Junior’s family owns the business, so he is able to get away with a great deal of irregular behavior brought on by his regular use. His life is a constant balancing act. There is no balance whatsoever to Gary’s life. The cook weighs his cut of the product into several smaller portions, bags them up and roars away into the night on his bike, heading for a rendezvous to sell enough to make a little money to live on. As a middle-aged convicted felon with a nonexistent work history, his opportunities are few and this is the only way of life he knows how to live. Ricky’s concerns are not centered on making a dollar. Young and apparently independent (thanks to help from his parents) Ricky is a goodlooking kid and only a couple of years out of college; he still has connections with what seems to be every female under 40 in the Mid-South. With his house momentarily quiet after the two dope-cooking partners have left, Ricky picks up his phone and starts calling up all the girls he knows who also walk this particular walk. The list is not short. He starts with the youngest and prettiest and works his way down until he finds a taker — a girl with enough bad intent to take advantage of this opportunity. It’s almost midnight and a long time till sunrise. For Ricky it is time to party. (Watch upcoming editions of the Daily Corinthian for parts II and III about the problem of meth in the Crossroads area.)


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Holiday House Treat, Crispy Cheese Crackers, Eggnog Hot Chocolate, Salted Caramel Bacon Cordial Cups, Fire Roasted Jalapeño Onion Dip, Gingerpops Cookie Kit

Holiday House Treat Makes about 12 servings 6 cups cinnamon-flavored toasted oats cereal 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter 1 bag (10 ounces) mini marshmallows 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Assorted Tube Icing, Decorating Gel, Sprinkles, Colored Sugars, Icing Decorations and other favorite candy Prepare Wilton Stand-Up House Pan with vegetable pan spray. Place cereal in large bowl. In large saucepan, melt butter; add marshmallows, ginger and cinnamon. Cook and stir constantly until melted. Pour over cereal and mix well. Spread cereal mixture into prepared pan. When cool to touch, remove from pan; secure to foil-wrapped cake board with icing. Decorate as desired with icing, sprinkles, sugars, icing decorations and candy.

Crispy Cheese Crackers Makes 16 to 20 crackers 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup (about 2 ounces) finely grated Asiago cheese 1 ounce (about 1/4 cup) toasted pine nuts, finely chopped 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare Holiday Cookie Pan with vegetable pan spray. In medium bowl, beat butter, cheese, pine nuts, rosemary, garlic powder, salt and pepper with electric mixer until creamy and well combined. Add flour; beat until mixture looks sandy and holds together when squeezed in your hand. Press into prepared pan, filling cavities 1/2 full. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.

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ost a holiday party that’s simple and festive with a combination of premade and homemade delights from the celebration experts at Wilton. For starters, a cookie pan does double duty for holiday-shaped homemade Crispy Cheese Crackers. Serve these aromatic rosemary treats, made into Christmas trees, snowmen and stockings, alongside a colorful assortment of fresh vegetables and made-from-scratch fire-roasted jalapeño dip. “Guests will think you spent hours baking in the kitchen when you wow them with a seasonal selection of hand-decorated gingerbreads,” says Nancy Siler, vice president of consumer affairs at Wilton. Easy to assemble with all the trimmings included, there’s a ready-to-decorate gingerbread kit to fit any yuletide gathering. Complete with pre-baked gingerbread, each kit contains decorating accessories like candies and icings to personalize your own mini village, Christmas tree, gingerpop cookies and more. For another fun twist on a traditional gingerbread house, Siler recommends getting the kids involved. They’ll love the marshmallow-y Holiday House Treat made of cinnamon toasted oats cereal. Once the house is built, watch the kids decorate their yummy creation with a variety of gumdrops, licorice, icings and candies. To cater to a more sophisticated palate, Siler suggests Salted Caramel Bacon Cordial Cups. A lavish blend of vanilla pudding, crisp-cooked bacon and whipped cream is flavored with caramel ice cream topping and piped into edible, dark cocoa Candy Melt cordial cups. They’re bite-sized holiday bliss. Don’t forget eggnog. This year, give your favorite prepared eggnog a chocolate kick and serve Eggnog Hot Chocolate garnished with peppermint Candy Curls. For more holiday recipe project and decorating ideas, or to purchase gingerbread kits, visit www.wilton.com.

Eggnog Hot Chocolate Makes about 4 servings 2 cups milk 2 cups prepared eggnog 1 cup Dark Cocoa Candy Melts Candy 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Whipped cream Candy Curls In large saucepan, cook milk and eggnog on medium heat until the mixture is hot; turn off heat. Whisk in Candy Melts candy and vanilla extract. Continue whisking until candy is melted and mixture is smooth. Pour into mugs; garnish with Candy Curls.

Fire Roasted Jalapeño Onion Dip Makes about 1-3/4 cups dip 4 jalapeño peppers 1 package (5.7 ounces) onion soup mix 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup mayonnaise Preheat broiler. Place peppers on non-stick cookie pan; broil, turning at least once, 6 to 7 minutes or until blackened. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove stem and seeds; coarsely chop. In large bowl, stir together onion soup mix, sour cream and mayonnaise. Fold in peppers. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Serve with cucumber and zucchini slices, celery, carrot sticks, sliced bell peppers and other favorite vegetables. Note: For spicier dip, include seeds from peppers.

Salted Caramel Bacon Cordial Cups Makes about 24 filled cordial cups 1-1/2 cups Dark Cocoa Candy Melts Candy 3 containers (3.2 ounces each) vanilla prepared pudding 1/2 cup finely chopped crisp-cooked bacon 1 tablespoon caramel ice cream topping plus additional for drizzling 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped Sea salt Fill cordial cup candy mold 1/3 full with melted candy. Using a decorator brush, paint the candy up the sides of each mold to the top edge. Coat mold so that no light can be seen through the shell. Refrigerate until firm, about 5 minutes. Repeat if needed. Carefully remove shells from mold. In medium bowl, combine pudding, bacon and 1 tablespoon ice cream topping; mix until thoroughly combined. Fold in whipped cream. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Using tip #33, pipe filling into candy cordial cups. Drizzle with additional ice cream topping and sprinkle with sea salt.

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