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Daily Corinthian Vol. 116, No. 92

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Tax time: Procrastinators get extra time BY JEBB JOHNSTON

Don’t forget: Tax day is Tuesday. The Internal Revenue Service and State of Mississippi granted procrastinators a couple of extra days for income tax filing this year because federal offices are closed on both the normal deadline and on Monday,

which is Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia. For those who do not have a computer or simply prefer the old-fashioned paper forms, the Corinth Library has most of the basic ones available, such as federal 1040s. “We have Mississippi forms but we don’t have the instructions,” said Anne Wood of the

Corinth Library. “And we can print forms for people to file extensions if they need to.” People who do not have a computer but would like to file electronically might consider booking some time on the library’s public access computers. IRS regional spokeswoman Dee Harris Stepter notes that

all the forms can be found at, but she recommends that taxpayers take advantage of the free electronic filing options linked at “Filing your return electronically is a great option precisely because it is so fast and easy and safe and secure,” said Stepter. Those who can’t make the April 17 deadline can request an

extension by filing Form 4868, but taxes must still be paid by April 17. “An extension can offer valuable breathing room if you’re unable to meet the deadline, and it also helps avoid common mistakes that can happen if we rush,” she said. Mississippi tax forms can be printed at

‘Walking Miracle’

Building permits Tragic accident transformed local woman see lean 1st quarter BY STEVE BEAVERS

Most Corinthians will not soon forget May 2010. Haley Little is one who will forever remember the month. A flood changed life for many on May 2. A day later, a tragic accident transformed Little into a walking miracle of God. The 32-year-old, her husband and two stepchildren were headed to Sharp’s Bottom for family time. The quartet packed a picnic lunch for a day of riding trails the day after Haley’s 30th birthday. “We had been riding for hours and having a big time,” said Little. The fun turned upside-down when Little and her stepdaughter, Abby, tried to go around a tricky spot on a trail they had never been on before. Husband Trent, and her stepson, Colton, had already made it through the spot. “The Lord was there all day preparing me for this,” said Little. While going up a little bit of an incline, the ATV flipped back on Little, who had taken over driving from Abby because of the unfamiliarity of the trail. “I don’t know what happened,” she said. “I don’t know if I gave it too much power or what.” The four-wheeler came back and crushed Little’s face, leaving her blinded and bleeding out in the middle of nowhere. “I remember sitting up and saying ‘sweet Jesus,’” she said while remaining conscious the whole


A lean first quarter for construction activity in Corinth saw upgrades to existing homes through remodeling projects making up almost the full slate of building work. Project values for the quarter totaled $555,350, well shy of the first-quarter 2011 total of $2.33 million. The quarter saw no new home construction starts, down from one a year earlier, and no new commercial construction starts, down from two a year earlier. The biggest project of the quarter was America’s Car Mart, which is remodeling the former Los Amigos restaurant building at 2402 Highway 72 East for a used car business. Permits for the quarter:


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Haley Little shares a story about her prayer blanket made by a college friend. The 32-year-old has endured 10 surgeries to share what the Lord has done in her life following a four-wheeler accident in 2010. time. “We didn’t know what to do except cry out for help.” Her husband, Trent, rode to the end of the trail and called 911 which was answered in

Savannah, Tenn. He then put his family on a four-wheeler, wrapped his arms around them and prayed during the five-mile trek to the highway.

Iuka-born musical siblings come home for concerts BY BOBBY J. SMITH

The Thomas Brothers, a duo of Iuka-born musical siblings, will play two “Dinner & Concert” shows at the Little Episcopal Church in downtown Iuka. The shows will be held Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28. For $10 — which includes tax and tips — concert-goers can convene for dinner at The Place, a restaurant at the intersection of Front Street and Main Street, anytime between 5 p.m. and showtime. The concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Little

Episcopal Church on Eastport Street. Admission is also $10. Singer and songwriters Eddie and Frank Thomas recently completed a three-week, 14-concert tour of England. “We had a great time, it was overwhelming, really,” said Eddie. The brothers last played in at the church in January. During the show they talked about the town outside and their experiences growing up and going to school and church. This became an idea for their British shows. “In England we’d talk from the point of view of a little church in

Iuka, and take folks on a trip to Iuka,” explained Frank. Frank said the brothers weren’t sure if the songs and experiences would translate to audience across the Atlantic. “Would they understand about a 30-watt drop-light from the ceiling or other things in our “Maggie’s House’ album? We decided we were going to go find out, and now we’re coming back after finding out that they did understand. People understand the images,” said Frank. “A friend in England told us that people in England see America as

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a great big place, a huge country, a lot going on. And Americans are a big people, big folks with big attitudes,” recalled Eddie. “He said, ‘You two came over with a story that was very personal — you live the same as we do. It’s easy seeing you as individuals.’ We were very thrilled with that.” Eddie said the brothers had no idea about how the English audiences would receive their songs about growing up in the far northeastern corner of Mississippi, and they were happily surPlease see THOMAS | 2A

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Eddie and Frank Thomas will play two hometown shows at the Little Episcopal Church in Iuka on April 27 and 28.

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LITTLE ““I had more people praying for me than I could imagine and I felt it. I knew the Lord would get me through this.”


tral graduate. “I didn’t want to die in front of the kids.” The young woman was flown to The Regional Medical Center (Med) in Memphis, Tenn., where she would spend the next 17 days. Little was in the trauma unit 13 days and in the step-down unit another four days. She had suffered Le Fort III injuries with her right eye pushed up above her temple. Common symptoms of the injuries are obvious visible trauma, bleeding, pain, swelling and tenderness. Patients with Le Fort III fractures may have anosmia (loss of smell) due to fracture of the cribriform plate (the horizontal plate of the ethmoid bone). Patients may also have a condition

Haley Little called “dish face deformity” in which the face appears somewhat concave due to blunt trauma. “The only bones not crushed in my face were my lower jaw and teeth,” she said while sitting on the steps of Oakland Baptist Church. “My bones were just floating ... I will never forget the sound and feelings of that day.” Originally told she would spend six weeks in the trauma unit, the former manager of Kirkland’s was there just under two weeks. “I had more people praying for me than I could imagine and I felt it,” said Little. “I knew the Lord would get me

through this.” He did. The daughter of Mike and Myra Willis decided it was time to let the Lord take control while in restraints in a hospital bed. “I remember singing that Carrie Underwood song ‘Jesus Take the Wheel’ in the hospital,” said the 2002 University of North Alabama grad. “I told Him ‘it is all you.’” The AC graduate, who underwent four surgeries during her hospital stay, suffered horrible hallucinations from the medication. Being able to see her husband’s face for the first time also gave her reason to fight for her life. “Seeing him (Trent)

was another confirmation I was going to live,” she said. She has endured nine surgeries with a 10th performed on Friday. Her right eye was removed in June of 2010 with a prosthetic eye inserted in October of the same year. “That made me feel more a person,” she said of having the eye. “It was just another step in healing.” The surgeries have reduced the number of screws in the young woman’s face from 147 to 53. “I’m a better person and so is my husband after all of this,” said Little. “We have an unbelievable faith because we both saw

a miracle happen.” Reared in church and taught to pray by her grandmother, Delola Austin, Little first saw the faithfulness of God when praying for her father to be saved. “Jesus has never failed me,” she said. “He was with me the whole time and the only way to live is to call out to Him.” Little went back to work after 15 months. It was there where she got to share her story many times with customers. “Her story is unreal and you can see how God had his hand on her,” said Joanne Russom of Selmer, Tenn. “I am so impressed with what she has

gone through and to not be bitter ... I just couldn’t get her off my mind when she told me her story.” “It is a way to use my scar to tell the story of how good God is,” added Little. “I want it to be God’s words, not mine. I know the Lord wants to use me, I just want him to show me how and where.” Little has quit her job and is waiting to see what the Lord has in store for her. After visiting the scene of the accident, she is more determined to let others know about the power of God. “When I have doubts, God wants me to trust Him more,” she said while clutching a prayer quilt with 84 handwritten Bible verses made by a college friend. “He will bring you through it ... when there is nothing else, there is always Him.”






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Deaths Kate Meekins On April 11 at 8:45 p.m., Kate Meekins peacefully passed to be with her Lord and Savior. Kate was born on March 8, 1915, in Kossuth, to Luther and Birdie Mattox. She was the fifth of six children born to the Mattoxs and all preceded her in death. Early in life, she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior whom she diligently served for the remainder of her life. She joined the Union Baptist Church in Kossuth, where she was bapMeekins tized. Everywhere that Kate lived she was active in her church, carrying food to the sick and ministering to them through prayer and laughter. She often cooked an entire meal and delivered it with a smile and a prayer. She was well known for her chicken and dumplings and coconut cake. She was raised in Alcorn County, graduated from Kossuth High School and upon graduation from State Teachers College in Memphis, Tenn. She taught school for three years. During this time, she met Sid Hall and they were married on Sept. 4, 1936, in Fayetteville, Tenn. They settled in Ripley, where their three daughters were born. In Ripley, they farmed and ranched, She was active in the First Baptist Church and saw that the girls celebrated their first birthdays in Sunday School. Kate met her calling in life when she was handed a book to teach Sunday School,

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which she continued to do for the next 50 years. In 1952, Sid and Kate moved to Clint, Texas, where Kate continued with church and Sunday School activities. After five years, they moved to Pecos and she served as a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. In 1962, they moved to Lubbock where Sid died in 1969. Two years later, she moved to San Angelo to be closer to family, where she remained the rest of her life. She was a member of First Baptist Churchh in San Angelo and led the Sarah Class for 31 years. Twenty years a widow, she had always said, “If I ever met a man that loves the Lord as much as I do, I might marry him.” In 1989, she married Horace Meekins who loved the Lord as much as she did. In November 1990 Horace died. After his death, she filled her time traveling with her daughters. From the Sea of Galilee to the glaciers of Alaska and the islands of the Caribbean, she endeavored to make lasting memories with her family. Some of the highlights of her travels included being baptized in the Jordan River and riding a camel at the age of 81. She was preceded in death by her second daughter, Bobbie Bolander of San Angelo, Texas; and is survived by two daughters, Billie K. Earle and husband Dickie of Lewisville, Texas, Jimmi Byler and husband Johnny of Dublin, Texas; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Ken Bolander and wife Kassie, Sherrri Gibson and husband Kenny, Richard Earle and wife Tina, Sid Earle and wife Christy, Billie Earle, Kate Forsythe and husband Bryan, John Byler and wife Kristi; along with 17 greatgrandchildren.

Whitfield Nursing Home. Born Aug. 4, 1924, he was a farmer. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran of World War II who participated in action against the enemy in Okinawa and Ryukyu Islands and participated in the occupation of Japan. He was preceded in death by his father, Jessie Edward Cauthen; his mother, Dessie West Cauthen; and a sister, Evelyn Cauthen Lyford. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mary Bess Jobe Cauthen of Corinth; a son, Kenneth Edward Cauthen (Milan Sanchez) of Corinth; a

Funeral services for Jerry Paul Reddell, 74, of Corinth, are set for 4 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with burial at Holly Cemetery. Mr. Reddell died Friday, April 13, 2012, at Mississippi Care Center. Born Sept. 13, 1937, he was a truck driver for Coca Cola for 15 years. He was a member of Holly Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane Rider Reddell; a grandchild, Mistie Renae Reddell Miller; his mother, Josie Flatt Reddell; his father, Anderson B. Reddell; and his sisters, Thelma Bearden, Alma Hull, Helen Huggins, Mildred Wallace, Elva Cash and Nellie Reddell. Survivors include a son, Keith Reddell and wife Tina of Corinth; his daughters, Darlene Grimes and husband Jim of Booneville, and Lisa Crow and husband Jimmy of

Corinth; his grandchildren, Kayla Reddell Latch and husband Josh, Whitney Reddell, Alisha Grimes Alexander, Jarod Grimes and wife Sheena, Jeannie Grimes Vickers and husband Michael Lipham, Ashley Crow Pittman and husband Tyler, Candy Crow Thomas and John Thomas Crow; his great-grandchildren, Kyle Miller, Colby Lipham, Katie Lipham, Dawson Vickers, Kinley Pittman, Sophie Crow, Dillan Erikson, Maddie Erikson and Gracie Erikson; his brothers, John Reddell and wife Joann of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Kenneth reddell and wife Faye of Corinth, and Larry Reddell of Corinth; Marie Mills of Michie, Tenn.; and his brothers-in-law, Wilson Cash of Crump, Tenn., and Bob Bearden of Selmer, Tenn. Bro. John Boler will officiate. Visitation continues today from 2 p.m. until service time at Magnolia Funeral Home.

Shirley R. Voyles Shirley R. Voyles died April 11, 2012, at Cornerstone Health and Rehab. She was born June 29, 1919, in Tishomingo County to the late Fred and Ann Elizabeth Rast. Mrs. Voyles was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a dedicated charter member of East Corinth B a p t i s t Church, a prayer warVoyles rior and held many offices in the church including Sunday and bible school teacher, G.A. leader and Boy

Memories with burial at Community Rest Pentecostal Church Cemetery. Mr. Wilbanks died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Resthaven Nursing Home in Ripley. B o r n Feb. 8, 1948, he was a roofer. Wilbanks He was of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Whitehead Wilbanks; a

Franklin D. Wilbanks RIPLEY — Funeral services for Franklin D. Wilbanks, 64, are set for 2 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of

Scout leader. She was a retired seamstress, made Civil War uniforms for the community, choir robes for the church, as well as children’s clothing and quilts. She was known for her writings and poetry, having won many awards and some published works. Mrs. Voyles was known for being the best cook in Corinth. She was preceded in death by her husband, G.B. Voyles; a son, Scott R. Voyles; her parents; a daughter-in-law, Kathryn Voyles; her sisters, Doris Whirley and Virginia Rast; and a brother, Johnny Quthen Rast; and a sister-in-law, Bonitha Rast. Survivors include her sons, Bobby Voyles of Corinth, John B. (Myra) Voyles of Sturbridge, Mass.; her daughter, Peggy Wilbanks of Tupelo; her grandchildren, Michael Voyles, Tena (Daniel) Woodridge, Thomas Wilbanks, Jason Voyles, Jennifer (Troy) Taylor, Kevin (Meredith) Voyles, Caitlin Voyles; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; her sisters, Nell Heavner and Dimple (Bobby) Caldwell, all of Corinth; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors Chapel with Rev. Ralph Culp officiating. Burial will follow in Henry Cemetery. The Deacons of East Corinth Baptist Church will service as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Joy Sunday School class and teacher. Her family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to service time Monday at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to East Corinth Baptist Church at 4303 Shiloh Road, Corinth, MS 38834.

son, Keith Wilbanks; a daughter, Melinda Wilbanks; two step-grandchildren; his parents, Cap and Susie Bowden Wilbanks; a brother, Lester Wilbanks; and three sisters, Martha Lou Jones, Mattie Ruth Spencer and Betty Jane Luttman. Survivors include his sons, Nicky Wilbanks (Juliette) of Booneville, Paul Wilbanks (Kim) of Lee County, Steve Wilbanks of Booneville, Frankie Wilbanks (Sharon) of Falkner, and Stacy Wilbanks of Walnut; a daughter, Michelle Voyles (Johnny) of Burnsville; 11 grandchildren; 8 step-

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Children may need ‘Hunger Games’ lessons In “The Hunger Games,” author Suzanne Collins starts the story in the middle of the story. I’ve only read the first two books of the trilogy and don’t know what the third book will reveal. Maybe Collins tells how the state of Panem -- name of the fictional nation in the book -became so oppressive. The good news for book Danny readers and moviegoers is Collins portrays heroic solutions Gardner to oppressive, tyrannical cenColumnist tralized government through acts of individual sacrifice. This is a lesson our children and grandchildren will likely need. Strong centralized governments have historically been tyrannical and oppressive by nature. Collins plays that theme like a fiddle as she contrasts the opulence and gluttonous indulgences of the Capitol with utter poverty and want in the twelve districts outside the Capitol. The tale goes something like this: once upon a time Panem was a prosperous nation where everybody enjoyed … well, prosperity. One day District 13 rebelled against the central government and reduced the whole nation to poverty. District 13 was allegedly annihilated and the other twelve districts were submitted to cruel Hunger Games annually to remind “the people” that rebellion against the Capitol is never a good thing. The story begins in the 74th year of the Hunger Games. In the Hunger Games, a boy and girl between the ages of 12 and 18 are selected randomly from each district to fight to the death until only one child is left as the victor. The victor’s district wins abundant food for the next year. The event is televised nationally so everyone sees the brutality and killing one might imagine as children are forced to kill other children in barbarous ways. Of course, those in the Capitol are exempted from having their children play in these games, and they also enjoy year round abundance of food and other delights, not that there are any parallels in America today. But, I digress. In the first book the heroine and hero both become victors after embarrassing the Capitol into allowing two victors for the first time. You see, rulers in the Capitol are very thinned skinned and demand complete subjection by the masses, not unlike some of our rulers in Washington today. When the two are left at the end of the game, instead of fighting to the death they threaten to commit suicide -- bad PR for the Capitol, and a potential trigger for revolution. And, in fact, the act of bravery does spark a rebellion in several of the isolated districts, unbeknownst to everybody outside of the Capitol (the elite media in the Capitol only report the Capitol line) except corrupt leaders of the individual districts who enforce laws with ruthless police called Peacekeepers. Bless them . . . Panem has laws restricting any kind of protest against the Capitol, sort of like HR 347, the bill President Obama signed last week prohibiting any kind of protest against him or anyone under Secret Service protection in any arena where he travels. Don’t get me wrong. Americans can still protest Mr. Obama’s policies, but just not in his presence. Sorry, I keep digressing because Collins’ trilogy has so many parallels with Washington’s centralized government taking over America at the expense of our individual rights and freedoms. I recommend reading “The Hunger Games” especially for young folks (13 and older) who can gain a vision of how individuals can rise up against the tyranny of oppressive centralized government and media to gain inalienable rights granted to every one of us by our Creator. (Daniel L. Gardner is a former resident of Corinth who now lives in Starkville. He may be contacted at Daniel@DanLGardner. com.)

Prayer for today Dear God, like a good father, you are generous and willing to give to us. May we trust in your love and your willingness to provide for all our needs. Amen.

A verse to share Jesus said, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

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State losing two leading editors STARKVILLE — In Prentiss Headlight editor Patsy Speights and Clarion-Ledger editorial director David Hampton, Mississippi is losing two of our state’s most influential and dynamic journalists. In Patsy Speights, the people of Prentiss and Jeff Davis County have been served by a feisty, fearless small town editor who literally exhausted her health in working to give them the best community newspaper possible. Not only was Patsy a dedicated and no-nonsense reporter covering the beats of crime, government and politics, but she also worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life and the economic development of the newspaper’s territory. Owned by the Jacobs family in Brookhaven, The Prentiss Headlight has – despite its relatively size in the pecking order of Mississippi newspapers – been an innovator. Patsy has been a master of the Byzantine rules and regulations of the U.S. Postal Service as it related to community news-

papers and she was regularly called upon by her colleagues as a mentor and guide. P a t s y ’ s Sid Salter acumen was Columnist actually recognized by the USPS with a national award. But Patsy is best known as the gravel-voiced, tough lady with the shock of white hair and the laughing eyes that charmed even those politicians whose toes she mashed in the newspaper when it was necessary. She served as president of the Mississippi Press Association and the MPA Education Foundation. To say that she is roundly respected by her peers from the state’s largest newspapers to the smallest is an understatement. Patsy’s retirement after a long and productive career will be observed formally this week and I wish her health, happiness and time with her loved ones. At the state’s largest newspaper, much has been written about the exodus of

eight of The Clarion-Ledger’s senior staffers as part of a Gannett early retirement incentive program or buyout. It’s an economic strategy utilized by a number of large companies and some government entities as well to reduce payroll by giving senior employees incentive to retire and replacing them with younger, less expensive employees. One of the senior C-L staffers that will depart the newspaper is Hampton, the paper’s longtime editorial director and one of the best journalists and best human beings I’ve ever known. Detractors have called Hampton every name in the book, but most of those names have “liberal” mixed into the criticism somewhere in the phrase. David Hampton is an unabashed liberal by Mississippi standards, which makes him a moderate by national standards. On matters of civil rights, public education and the death penalty, Hampton’s deep religious faith has been his guide and he doesn’t apolo-

gize for those beliefs regardless the criticism. While we’ve argued about politics on occasion, I’ve had few friends in whom I’ve invested more trust, respect, and admiration. Hampton shaped public policy in Mississippi for four decades and he did so without compromising his principles or his beliefs. We’ve hunted together, buried loved ones together, and most of all laughed together. He is a good and decent man who got in the public arena and stood his ground. In my book, that’s tough enough. As Mississippi’s most heavily armed liberal, I wish David slow deer, plentiful turkeys, and schools of fish with a death wish. For both David and Patsy, readers really won’t know how much their voices of reason will be missed in Mississippi journalism until they’ve exited the public stage. (Sid Salter is a syndicated columnist for the Daily Corinthian. Contact him at 601-507-8004 or

Titanic: The reality was quite different BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Here, where Titanic, the massive White Star Line luxury liner, was built -- the joke for years has been, “It was fine when it left here.” This year marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ship “Not even God himself could sink....” and the centenary is being observed in diverse ways. There are solemn remembrances. A “Requiem for the Lost Souls of the Titanic” is scheduled for St. Anne’s Cathedral and there’s a Titanic Commemoration Service and Unveiling of the Titanic Memorial Gardens at City Hall. Elsewhere, the government and entrepreneurs are seeking to make a profit. The Titanic Belfast visitor attraction opened March 31 and is sold out through April 16. MTV UK is staging a “Titanic Sounds” event, which it is billing as “the biggest party in the world.” A party about a tragedy; how modern. In America, where Titanic was headed when it sank April 15, 1912, about 960 miles northeast of New York City, James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster film “Titanic” is being re-released in 3-D. The film gives us the fictional romance between “Rose” and “Jack” and, as generally agreed, even by Cameron

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himself, a host of historical inaccuracies that may be all a generation of young people Cal will learn Thomas about the ill-fated ship Columnist and its tragic maiden voyage. The 1953 film, “Titanic,” starring Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck, also contained historical inaccuracies and fabricated scenarios, as did the 1958 film “A Night to Remember,” another Hollywood interpretation of the tragic sinking. The true story of the Titanic, however, is quite different and as far as I know has never been told in a feature film. In Cameron’s version, he depicts the wealthy as asserting their privilege over third-class passengers and crew so they could escape in lifeboats not made available to all, a depiction that plays on issues of class warfare and social inequality. In many cases, the opposite was true, according to documented historical accounts that include real-life examples of rich passengers coming to the aid of the less fortunate.

Writing in the March issue of the Christian publication, “Tabletalk,” Dr. Harry L. Reeder, a Presbyterian minister in Birmingham, Ala., cites one such example of the selflessness of the rich and their sacrifices for the “lower classes.” Dr. Reeder laments the missed opportunity by filmmakers to tell a far more dramatic and compelling story, the real story of the Titanic. Reeder muses on the “amazing event” chronicled in historic accounts, in which, “Men of power and prestige sacrificed their lives for women and children of the lower class, many of whom were indentured servants, day laborers, and domestic workers. On this flotilla of self-absorption, self-sacrifice became a prevailing virtue during a crisis moment, and the powerful chose death that the powerless might receive life.” Reeder asks “Why?” and answers his own question: “...the undeniable influence of Christianity. The Christian virtue of self-sacrifice for the well-being of others and the biblical imperative for men to lay down their lives for women and children were chosen instead of self-preservation.” Other ships have sunk with great loss of life. The Lusitania was torpedoed by

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a German U-boat on May 7, 1915, killing more than 1,100 with nearly 800 surviving, but that ship went down in just 18 minutes, while the Titanic took almost three hours to slip beneath the waters of the North Atlantic, thus giving the Titanic more time for real, as well as manufactured, drama. Since its demise, Titanic’s name has become a brand. Souvenir T-shirts and other tacky memorabilia are for sale. USA Today reports a $5 bill salvaged from the wreckage is up for auction. The reality, though, is that more than 1,500 people died when the ship sank. Branches of family trees were severed. Parents were lost to children and children who were lost never lived to be parents themselves. Titanic was a monument to the glory and presumed omnipotence of human ingenuity, which was also destroyed. In Titanic’s demise, acts of self-sacrifice that shattered stereotypes about “the rich” were revealed. Those stories would have made for a better film than the ones made. Though, to borrow from the Cameron film’s title song, their stories will “go on.” (Readers may e-mail Cal Thomas at )

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Curtain closes on ‘On Shiloh Hill’ BY MARK BOEHLER

Twelve-year-old violinist Skyler Ruth Norcom will perform in the lobby of the Coliseum Civic Center today prior to the 2 p.m. CT-A production of “On Shiloh Hill.”

It’s been 25 years since local folks got a chance to see the theatre production of “On Shiloh Hill.” After two successful shows and a sponsor night bonus, today marks the last chance to see the Corinth Theatre-Arts production. The final performance is at 2 p.m. inside the Coliseum Civic Center in downtown Corinth. “It’s one last chance to see this excellent show,” said producer Sonny Boatman. “And you won’t be disappointed.” Today also marks the final chance for local people to hear 12-year-old talented violinist Skylar Ruth Norcom, who will be performing in the lobby of the Coliseum prior to the CTA performance. Skylar’s mother, Marilyn Ruth Norcom, played Jesse in “On Shiloh Hill” in 1987. Skylar has been playing

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Kenny Stephens TISHOMINGO — Funeral services for Kenny Stephens, 57, are set for 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with burial at Mt. Joy Cemetery. Mr. Stephens died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at his residence. He was as hard worker that enjoyed hunting and spending time with his special granddaughter, Liz. He was preceded in death by his parents, Coleman and Helen Stephens; his son, Nathan Stephens; his sister, Wanda Murrah; and his brother, Jerry Stephens. Survivors include his wife, Pat Stephens of Tishomingo; two sons, John Stephens of Iuka and Robbie Harris of Brandon; one daughter, Tammy Michelle Adamson of Tishomingo; two sisters, Gloria Keith (Jerry Don) of Iuka, and Judy Wilson (Dale) of Florida; and six grandchildren. Bro. Neil Edmondson will officiate.

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Fleeing driver takes cop on wild ride HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese traffic cop went on a wild ride in Hanoi, clinging to the windshield wipers of a moving bus for nearly a mile after the rogue driver tried to avoid a ticket, police said Friday. Traffic police 2nd Lt. Nguyen Manh Phan ordered the bus driver to pull over the 39-seat passenger coach

Monday, said a police officer in Ba Vi District outside Hanoi. The officer spoke on condition of anonymity, citing policy. The driver allegedly refused to show his paperwork and drove off — but not before Phan leaped onto the front, he added. The officer said the bus reached a top speed of about 31 miles per hour.

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The Titanic departs April 10, 1912, from Southampton, England, on its maiden Atlantic voyage. Today is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, just five days after it left Southampton for New York.

Titanic’s sinking: Was it more than human folly? the atmosphere may have tricked the Titanic crew on a cloudless night. “This was not avoidable human error,” Maltin said in a telephone interview from London. “It’s just about air density difference.” It was a beautiful clear night and for a couple of days, there had been something strange going on in the air over the North Atlantic, reported by all sorts of ships, including the crew on Titanic, Maltin said. The unusually cold sea air caused light to bend abnormally downward, Maltin said. The Titanic’s first officer, William McMaster Murdoch, saw what he described as a “haze on the horizon, and that iceberg came right out of the haze,” Maltin said, quoting from the surviving second officer’s testimony. Other ships, including those rescuing survivors, reported similar strange visuals and had trouble navigating around the icebergs, he said. British meteorologists later monitored the site for those freaky thermal inversions and said 60 percent of the time they checked, the inversions were present, Maltin said. The same inversions could have made the Titanic’s rescue rockets appear lower in the sky, giving a rescue ship the impression that the Titanic was smaller and farther away, Maltin said. Physicists Donald Olson and Russell Doescher at Texas State University have another theory in Sky &Telescope magazine that fits nicely with Maltin’s. Olson — who often comes up with astronomical quirks linked to historical events — said that a few months earlier, the moon,


WASHINGTON — After an entire century that included two high-profile government investigations and countless books and movies, we’re still debating what really caused the Titanic to hit an iceberg and sink on that crystal-clear chilly night. Maybe there’s more to blame than human folly and hubris. Maybe we can fault freak atmospheric conditions that caused a mirage or an even rarer astronomical event that sent icebergs into shipping lanes. Those are two of the newer theories being proposed by a Titanic author and a team of astronomers. But the effort to find natural causes that could have contributed to the sinking may also be a quest for an excuse — anything to avoid gazing critically into a mirror, say disaster experts and Titanic historians. New theories and research are important “but at its most basic what happened is they failed to heed warnings and they hit the iceberg because they were going too fast,” said James Delgado, director of maritime heritage at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. With today’s 100th anniversary of Titanic’s sinking, the interest in all things Titanic is steaming faster than the doomed cruise ship on its maiden voyage. One of the novel new theories says Titanic could have been the victim of a mirage that is similar to what people see in the desert. It’s the brainchild of Tim Maltin, a historian who has written three books about Titanic. The latest, an e-book titled “A Very Deceiving Night” emphasizes how

sun and Earth lined up in a way that added extra pull on Earth’s tides. The Earth was closer to the moon than it had been in 1,400 years. They based their work on historical and astronomical records and research in 1978 by a federal expert in tides. The unusual tides caused glaciers to calve icebergs off Greenland. Those southbound icebergs got stuck near Labrador and Newfoundland but then slowly moved south again, floating into the shipping currents just in time to greet the Titanic, the astronomers theorized. Maltin said the icebergs also added a snaking river of super-cold water that magnified the mirage effect. Tides and mirages may have happened, but blaming them for Titanic’s sinking “misses the boat,” said Lee Clarke, a Rutgers University disaster expert and author of the book “Worst Cases.” “The basic facts of Titanic are not in dispute: The boat was going too fast in dangerous waters,” Clarke said. If Titanic had stopped for the night because of ice like the British steamship Californian did, “tides and mirages wouldn’t have mattered.” On April 14, the day it hit the iceberg, the Titanic received seven heavy ice warnings, including one from the Californian less than an hour before the fateful collision. The message said: “We are stopped and surrounded by ice.” Titanic sent back a message that said “Shut up. We are busy.” Clarke said people keep looking for additional causes “because if it’s nature or God, then we’re off the hook, morally and practically.”


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The Econo Lodge hotel of Corinth was recently announced as a recipient of a prestigious 2012 Gold Hospitality Award from world lodging leader Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), franchisor of the Econo Lodge brand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Econo Lodge hotelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment to excellence and outstanding guest service has earned it this well-deserved recognition as of the best hotels among the Econo Lodge brand,â&#x20AC;? said Steve Joyce, president and chief executive officer for Choice Hotels.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We here at Choice Hotels are very proud to award this distinguished honor to the Econo Lodge hotel.â&#x20AC;? As a top performing property among the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more than 5,000 U.S. franchised hotels, the Econo Lodge hotel is among the top percentile of properties within the Econo Lodge brand as one of only five hotels out of 87 Choice Hotels brand properties within the state of Mississippi and one of 58 hotels within the 782-strong Econo Lodge brand to receive â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gold Awardâ&#x20AC;? status. As one of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The new and improved Mud Island River Park is celebrating its 30th anniversary in style. The Memphis Daily News reports the West Tennessee attraction has updated everything from

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managing the Park that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve announced shows this early,â&#x20AC;? Giuntini said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And already all three Saturdays in April have events scheduled. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hitting on all cylinders from day one.â&#x20AC;? The park attracted 140,000 visitors last year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with about 65 percent coming from out-of-town and 35 percent living locally. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is great considering that when RDC took over management of the park, the visitation averaged about 80 percent tourist and 20 percent local,â&#x20AC;? Giuntini said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of our goals was to increase local visitation at the park.â&#x20AC;? He said there is something offered for everyone at the park. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tourists love the Mississippi River Museum and the Riverwalk model. For the first-time visitor, the museum, Riverwalk and monorail offer one of the most unique experiences in the world,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the local visitor, special events and concerts bring them to the island. Then, we have a good number of people that canoe, kayak or ride bikes.â&#x20AC;?

phitheater. Permanent exhibits at the 52-acre parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mississippi River Museum wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be changed, but traveling exhibits will be added. The parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general manager, Trey Giuntini, says people come to the island to learn about and enjoy the Mississippi River. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Mississippi River is woven into the fabric of America. It has been a major force in shaping the land and people of this country,â&#x20AC;? Giuntini said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have people from all over the world come to Memphis to learn about and experience the mighty Mississippi River. This park was built as a recreational, educational and entertainment facility that showcases Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest waterway and we have this wonderful attraction here in Memphis.â&#x20AC;? Some of the events that are planned include a youth fishing tournament, a commemoration of the Civil War sesquicentennial and four concerts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the first time in Riverfront Development Corp.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11-year history of


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MHSAA fails to adopt change in tourney format The Associated Press

CLINTON — A Mississippi High School Activities Association’s proposal to change its state basketball tournament format has failed to muster enough votes for approval. The entire event will remain in Jackson, at least through next season. The current format, with two teams from the North and two from the South, will also remain. The proposal did not receive the required votes Thursday from its legislative branch to change the current postseason format. The proposal passed at the February meeting, but needed to pass a second time to become part of the 2013 handbook. This season, four teams — two each from the North and South — qualify for the state tournament. The MHSAA has proposed adding more teams to its state tournament format in all six classifications, meaning another venue would be needed in addition to Jackson’s Mississippi Coliseum.


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Aggies match season high in runs BY H. LEE SMITH II

KOSSUTH -— One night after claiming their second straight Division 1-3A title, the Kossuth Aggies tied their season high in runs. Kossuth banged out 13 hits and won for the 16th time in 21 outings with 11-3 win over South Pontotoc. In other action South Pontotoc beat Alcorn Central 1410. Saturday’s win marked the sixth time the Aggies (16-5) have platted 10 or more runs. KHS tallied 11 runs three previous times this season, the last in a shutout win at Ripley on Tuesday. Cade Armstrong got the win to improve to 4-2.

John Mitchell, Jordan Brawner, Heath Wood, Tyler Nelms and Tyler Mercer recorded multiple hits with Mitchell’s three leading the way. David Gibson clubbed his team-leading fourth homer in the win. ■ In college action, Northeast swept Holmes to move into second place in the North Division. The Tigers (15-23, 10-7) opened with an 8-4 decision and followed with an 11-7 win. Taylor Bonifacio had a great day at the plate with six hits, including three doubles, a triple and a home run. Bonifacio had four hits in the second game, coming up a single short of the cycle.

Kossuth 11, South Pontotoc 3 SPHS 001 110 0 -- 3 5 0 Kossuth 050 015 x -- 11 13 0 WP: Cade Armstrong (4-2). LP: Johnathan McKnight. Multiple Hits: (SP) C. Kitchens 2. (K) John Mitchell 3, Jordan Brawner 2, Heath Wood 2, Tyler Nelms 2, Tyler Mercer 2. 2B: (SP) Kitchens 2. (K) Mitchell, Mercer. HR: (K) David Gibson. Record: Kossuth 16-5.

Northeast 8, Holmes 4 Game 1 @ Goodman Northeast 001 025 0 -- 8 7 5 Holmes 001 120 0 -- 4 6 3 WP: Daymon Eriksen (5-1). LP: Channing Sanders. Multiple Hits: (NE) Taylor Bonifacio 2, Drew Cristo 2. (H) Tyji Hawkins 2, Steven Blanchard 2. 2B: (NE) Bonifacio, Cristo.  

Northeast 11, Holmes 7

Monday Baseball Corinth @ Tish County, 6 Softball Belmont @ Kossuth, 5 Corinth @ Itawamba, 5 Thrasher @ Biggersville, 5 Tuesday Baseball Biggersville @ Falkner, 4:30 Tish County @ Corinth, 7 Booneville @ Kossuth, 7 Central @ Pine Grove Softball Corinth @ Amory, 5 Ripley @ Central, 5:30 Tennis Division 1-3A @ ICC, 8:30 a.m. Track Division 1-3A @ Tish Co.   Thursday Baseball 1st Round Playoffs Softball Biggersville @ Wheeler, 4:30 Itawamba @ Corinth, 6 Central @ Booneville Track Division 1-3A @ Tish Co.   Friday Baseball Kossuth @ Bruce, 7 1st Round Playoffs Softball 1st Round Playoffs

KHS Boosters The Kossuth Booster Club will have an important meeting on Tuesday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the new gym. New officers will be elected and all members are urged to attend. For more information, call Hal Cooper (284-5968) or Alan Lyles (2663405).

Golf Tournaments ■ The 8th Annual Wayne Mills Memorial Golf Tournament will be held May 19-20 at Hillandale Country Club. Entry fee for the two-man scramble is $210 and includes mulligans at one per person per day. Carts are available at $10 per person per day. Prizes awarded for top-three finishers in each flight, closest to the pin on par 3s and longest drive on No. 4. For more information, call Jim or Lisa Walker at 396-1094 or 2848447, or the Pro Shop at 286-8020. ■ The Golf to End Hunger Tournament will be held June 2 at Shiloh Falls Golf Club. Entry fee for the 4-person scramble, which includes lunch, is $60 per person or $240 a team. Participants can also enter putting and/or power drive contests. Sponsorship opportunities are available. To register or donate contact Shiloh Falls at 731-689-5050 or 731607-9448, or visit

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Shorts The Adamsville (Tenn.) High School tennis team will be sponsoring an open non-sanctioned tournament on April 20-22 at the Buford Pusser Memorial Park. Entry deadline is Wednesday at 9 p.m. For entry forms or more information, call Michael Harvill at 731-632-3273 -- between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday-Friday -- or 731-239-2434 or 731-434-8960 after 6 p.m.

Softball Northwest 2, Northeast 1 (8 inn)

Four-sport standout chooses volleyball

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Game 2 Northeast 104 212 1 -- 11 19 3 Holmes 004 300 0 -- 7 9 3 WP: Eric Wilson (2-4). LP: Rafel Johnson. Multiple Hits: (NE) Taylor Bonifacio 4, Chris Aichinger 4, Sawyer Wheatley 3, Justin Neal 2, Will Robertson 2. (H) Jocobby Robinson 2, Trennis Grant 2, Tyji Hawkins 2. 2B: (NE) Bonifacio 2, Drew Chisholm, Neal. 3B: (NE) Bonifacio, (H) Johnson. HR: (NE) Bonifacio, Aichinger, Wheatley. Records: Northeast 15-23, 10-7 North Division; Holmes 18-17, 8-10. What’s Next? Northeast hosts Northwest on Tuesday. First pitch for the North Division doubleheader is set for 1 p.m.

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Erin Frazier turned her newest sport into a scholarship. The Corinth High School senior signed a letter of intent Thursday to play volleyball at Wallace State Community College. The Hanceville, Ala., school has claimed 16 district championships and made 12 appearances in the National Tournament since adding the sport in 1989. Frazier starred in basketball as well as slow- and fast-pitch softball at Corinth. She had offers in softball or basketball from five other schools, but opted for volleyball. “I loved Wallace State and it’s close enough that I can still come home at times,” said Frazier. “It will be nice to figure out who I am playing only the one sport.” Frazier helped lead Corinth to a 2011-2 record and the Region 1 title during the fall. Corinth qualified for and won its first playoff match for the first time in the program’s three-year history. She was named the Maxpreps State Player of the Week for Aug. 22-28. The outside hitter/middle blocker posted 41 kills, 19 aces and 11 blocks to go along with nine digs and three assists over a 10-game stretch. Frazier almost didn’t play the new sport since it conflicted with the slowpitch softball season. After some coax-

Corinth High School’s Erin Frazier signed to play volleyball at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Ala.

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QB battle focus of USM spring game The Associated Press

HATTIESBURG — Firstyear Southern Mississippi football coach Ellis Johnson isn’t quite prepared to anoint a starting quarterback. But junior Chris Campbell made a solid case for the job during the Golden Eagles’ spring football game on Saturday, completing 12 of 18 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown at Roberts Stadium. “So far, nobody’s really, really stepped up, but I would have to say that Chris has been a little bit more consistent

this spring,” said Johnson, who replaced Larry Fedora in December after Fedora took the North Carolina job. With sophomore Arsenio Favor sidelined with a knee injury, Campbell and redshirt freshman Ricky Lloyd took most of the snaps. The Golden Eagles are trying to replace Austin Davis, a fouryear starter who finished his career as the most accomplished quarterback in school history. Lloyd completed 14 of 28 passes for 199 yards. Campbell, a junior, led the offense on two touchdown

drives in the first half and led another in the third quarter. “If we had to play tomorrow, he’s the guy who’s got a little bit of an experience level and he would probably give us the least bad plays,” Johnson said. Campbell didn’t make many bad plays Saturday before an announced crowd of 2,585 at Roberts Stadium, where Southern Miss capped off the spring with a 75-miunte scrimmage that saw the offense score four touchdowns and two field goals. Though there’s still some uncertainty at quarterback,

the Golden Eagles have several other starters returning from a team that won 11 games and the Conference USA championship last season. Linebacker Jamie Collins led the defensive effort with four sacks. Senior safety Martez Thompson and freshman safety DaQuinton Dean each had an interception off redshirt freshman quarterback Cole Weeks. Campbell said it took everyone time to get on the same page this spring while working through the differences in Johnson’s offensive system.

Social network helps college coaches find players The Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. — College baseball coaches have looked nearly everywhere for players. Now, they can try somewhere else — cyberspace. From behind their desktop computers, or on their mobile devices, coaches are expanding their pool of potential recruits on a networking site akin to the popular LinkedIn for business professionals. A coach in need of a powerhitting first baseman, a fleet outfielder or a hard-throwing left-hander can go to Field-

Level and put out the word. Chances are that within hours he’ll hear back from high school and junior-college coaches eager to play matchmaker. FieldLevel has gone from the brainchild of a couple of University of Southern California undergraduates five years ago to a tool that has gained popularity since winning “Best in Show” at the American Baseball Coaches Association trade show in January. For a decade there have been sites and software that

help coaches organize their recruiting efforts and keep track of prospects. FieldLevel is the first site where coaches can connect and help each other out. Appalachian State recruiting coordinator Josh Jordan sent out a message this spring that he’s desperate for righthanded pitchers who can throw at least 89 mph. Within 48 hours, Jordan had received profiles of 14 junior-college righties, and he said about seven are legitimate prospects. “I would have never known

about them otherwise,” Jordan said. “We’ve got budget constraints like most everybody. It’s not like we have scouts and national crosscheckers who can get on a plane and find guys in California.” Santa Monica, Calif.-based FieldLevel has signed up almost 1,000 coaches from colleges, high school and club programs since launching in July 2008. That includes coaches from more than 260 junior colleges and 100-plus Division I programs.


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___ Friday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 5, L.A. Angels 0 Boston 12, Tampa Bay 2 Chicago White Sox 5, Detroit 2 Cleveland 8, Kansas City 3 Baltimore 7, Toronto 5 Texas 4, Minnesota 1 Oakland 4, Seattle 0 Saturday’s Games L.A. Angels 7, N.Y. Yankees 1 Texas 6, Minnesota 2 Boston 13, Tampa Bay 5 Baltimore 6, Toronto 4 Chicago White Sox 5, Detroit 1 Cleveland 11, Kansas City 9, 10 innings Seattle 4, Oakland 0 Sunday’s Games Baltimore (Matusz 0-1) at Toronto (Drabek 1-0), 12:07 p.m. Tampa Bay (Moore 0-0) at Boston (Doubront 0-0), 1235 p.m. Cleveland (Jimenez 0-0) at Kansas City (Mendoza 0-1), 1:10 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 1-0), 1:10 p.m. Texas (Feliz 1-0) at Minnesota (Hendriks 0-0), 1:10 p.m. Oakland (Godfrey 0-1) at Seattle (Beavan 0-1), 3:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Williams 0-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 1-0), 7:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Tampa Bay at Boston, 10:05 a.m. Minnesota at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. Baltimore at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m.

NL standings, schedule CONTINUED FROM 8A Northwest 000 100 01 -- 2 5 0 WP: Casey Baddley. LP: Jaisa Fox (108). Multiple Hits: (NW) Codie Jones 2. 2B: (NW) Jones 2, Stormy Robison.  

Northeast 9, Northwest 7 Game 2 Northeast 110 103 3 - - 9 9 0 Northwest 100 042 0 -- 7 10 2 WP: Jaisa Fox (11-8). LP: Stormy Robison. Multiple Hits: (NE) Raleigh Downs 2, Andrea Cutts 2. (NW Lauren Riley 3, Codie Jones 2, Hillari Plummer 2. 2B: (NE) Haley Knepp, Katie Beth Dahlem, Downs, Cutts, (NW) Riley, Jones. HR: (NW) Jones. Records: Northeast 24-16, 15-7 in North Division; Northwest 26-8-1, 15-5.  What’s Next? Northeast completes play in the North Division by hosting Mississippi Delta on Tuesday in its third-annual StrikeOut Cancer Day.


ing from Head Coach Erika McCoy, the then-sophomore gave it a shot. “I ended up loving it at the end of the day,” said Frazier. “I like the high pace and it’s unlike other sports. In most sports you have to play under control, but in volleyball you can hit it as hard as you can and still show some control.” During her final campaign Frazier recorded 295 kills, 93 aces, 81 blocks, 167 digs and seven assists. While averaging 3.7 kills per game she posted double figures in 15 different matches. Frazier also had seven matches were she posted double digits in digs, including 20 in a fourgame set against University School of Jackson (Tenn.). Frazier has been a starter in both slow- and fast-pitch softball since her seventh-grade year. She was named the Division 1-3A Defensive Player of the Year following the 2010 and 2011 seasons. (Steve Beavers contributed to this report.)

East Division W L Pct GB Washington 7 2 .778 — New York 6 2 .750 ½ Atlanta 4 4 .500 2½ Philadelphia 3 5 .375 3½ Miami 3 6 .333 4 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 6 3 .667 — Houston 4 4 .500 1½ Milwaukee 4 5 .444 2 Chicago 3 6 .333 3 Cincinnati 3 6 .333 3 Pittsburgh 2 5 .286 3 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 8 1 .889 — Arizona 5 2 .714 2 Colorado 3 4 .429 4 San Francisco 3 4 .429 4 San Diego 2 7 .222 6 ___ Friday’s Games Chicago Cubs 9, St. Louis 5 San Francisco 5, Pittsburgh 0 Washington 2, Cincinnati 1, 13 innings N.Y. Mets 5, Philadelphia 2 Miami 5, Houston 4, 11 innings Atlanta 10, Milwaukee 8 Colorado 7, Arizona 6 L.A. Dodgers 9, San Diego 8 Saturday’s Games St. Louis 5, Chicago Cubs 1 Washington 4, Cincinnati 1 N.Y. Mets 5, Philadelphia 0 Houston 5, Miami 4 Atlanta 2, Milwaukee 1 Arizona at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 9:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers 6, San Diego 1 Sunday’s Games Houston (Happ 1-0) at Miami (A.Sanchez 1-0), 21:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 0-1) at Washington (Detwiler 1-0), 12:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Narveson 1-0) at Atlanta (Beachy 0-1), 12:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 0-0) at Philadelphia (Hamels 0-1), 12:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Maholm 0-1) at St. Louis (Westbrook 1-0), 1:15 p.m. Arizona (Cahill 0-0) at Colorado (Pomeranz 0-0), 2:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Correia 0-0) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 0-0), 3:05 p.m. San Diego (Volquez 0-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 0-0), 3:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Houston at Washington, 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m. San Diego at Colorado, 7:40 p.m. Pittsburgh at Arizona, 8:40 p.m. Philadelphia at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.

Pro basketball NBA standings, schedule EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB y-Chicago 45 14 .763 — x-Miami 41 17 .707 3½ x-Indiana 38 22 .633 7½ x-Boston 35 25 .583 10½ x-Atlanta 35 24 .593 10 Orlando 34 25 .576 11 New York 31 28 .525 14 Philadelphia 31 28 .525 14 Milwaukee 29 31 .483 16½ Detroit 22 37 .373 23 New Jersey 22 39 .361 24 Toronto 21 39 .350 24½ Cleveland 20 38 .345 24½ Washington 14 46 .233 31½ Charlotte 7 51 .121 37½ WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB y-Oklahoma City 44 16 .733 — y-San Antonio 42 16 .724 1 x-L.A. Lakers 38 22 .633 6 L.A. Clippers 37 23 .617 7 Memphis 35 24 .593 8½ Dallas 34 26 .567 10 Houston 32 27 .542 11½ Denver 32 27 .542 11½ Phoenix 31 29 .517 13 Utah 31 30 .508 13½ Portland 28 32 .467 16 Minnesota 25 36 .410 19½ Golden State 22 37 .373 21½ Sacramento 19 41 .317 25 New Orleans 17 42 .288 26½ d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Friday’s Games Indiana 102, Cleveland 83 Toronto 84, Boston 79 Atlanta 109, Orlando 81 New Jersey 95, Philadelphia 89 Miami 105, Charlotte 82 New York 103, Washington 65 Phoenix 112, Houston 105 Oklahoma City 115, Sacramento 89

A.L. standings, schedule East Division W L 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 Central Division W L 5 2 5 3 3 4 3 5 2 6 West Division W L 7 2 5 5 4 5 3 5

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Minor dominates for Braves The Associated Press

ATLANTA — For the first time this season, the Braves won a game on the strength of their starting pitching. Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez suggested it won’t be the last time Mike Minor dominates a game. Minor pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning to give Atlanta’s rotation a lift and the Braves survived a ninth-inning scare to beat Shaun Marcum and the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory. “He keeps getting better and better,” said Gonzalez of Minor. “I can’t wait to see the next start.” Craig Kimbrel pitched out of a bases-loaded jam with one out in the ninth, striking out pinch-hitter George Kottaras and Mat Gamel for his fourth save.

Minor (1-1) recorded 18 consecutive outs after hitting Corey Hart with a pitch to open the second inning. The left-hander did not allow an earned run in 7 1-3 innings, becoming the first Braves starter this season to get an out after the fifth. He

struck out four and walked one in the longest start of his career. “It was a lot of fun just because I got past the fifth inning and helped the team out, helped the bullpen out,” Minor said. The Braves have won four straight.

New Orleans 96, Utah 85 Milwaukee 113, Detroit 97 L.A. Lakers 103, Denver 97 Dallas 97, Portland 94 Saturday’s Games L.A. Clippers 112, Golden State 104 Cleveland 98, Washington 89 Boston 94, New Jersey 82 Oklahoma City 115, Minnesota 110 Memphis 103, Utah 98 Indiana 105, Milwaukee 99 San Antonio 105, Phoenix 91 Sunday’s Games Miami at New York, Noon Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 2:30 p.m. Portland at Sacramento, 5 p.m. Toronto at Atlanta, 5 p.m. Orlando at Cleveland, 5 p.m. Boston at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 5 p.m. Memphis at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Houston at Denver, 7 p.m. Monday’s Games New Orleans at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Indiana, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Toronto, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Orlando, 6 p.m. Miami at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 7 p.m. Denver at Houston, 7 p.m. Dallas at Utah, 8 p.m. Portland at Phoenix, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

St. Louis at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 x-Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. x-Detroit at Nashville, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21 x-Washington at Boston, 2 p.m. x-New Jersey at Florida, 5:30 p.m. x-Ottawa at NY Rangers, 6 p.m. x-San Jose at St. Louis, 6:30 p.m. x-Chicago at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Sunday, April 22 x-Boston at Washington, TBD x-Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, TBD x-Nashville at Detroit, TBD x-Los Angeles at Vancouver, TBD Monday, April 23 x-NY Rangers at Ottawa, TBD x-Phoenix at Chicago, TBD x-St. Louis at San Jose, TBD Tuesday, April 24 x-Florida at New Jersey, TBD x-Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, TBD x-Detroit at Nashville, TBD x-Vancouver at Los Angeles, TBD Wednesday, April 25 x-Washington at Boston, TBD x-San Jose at St. Louis, TBD x-Chicago at Phoenix, TBD Thursday, April 26 x-Ottawa at NY Rangers, TBD x-New Jersey at Florida, TBD x-Los Angeles at Vancouver, TBD

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Hockey NHL playoffs schedule (x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Wednesday Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT, Philadelphia leads series 1-0 Nashville 3, Detroit 2, Nashville leads series 1-0 Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 2, Los Angeles 1-0 Thursday NY Rangers 4, Ottawa 2, NY Rangers leads series 1-0 San Jose 3, St. Louis 2, 2OT, San Jose leads series 1-0 Boston 1, Washington 0, OT, Boston leads series 1-0 Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT, Phoenix leads series 1-0 Friday New Jersey 3, Florida 2, New Jersey leads series 1-0 Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia leads series 2-0 Detroit 3, Nashville 2, series tied 1-1 Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 2, Los Angeles leads series 2-0 Saturday Washington 2, Boston 1, 2OT, series tied 1-1 Ottawa 3, NY Rangers 2, series tied 1-1 St. Louis 3, San Jose 0, series tied 1-1 Chicago at Phoenix, (n) Sunday Nashville at Detroit, 11 a.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 2 p.m. New Jersey at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 16 NY Rangers at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Washington, 6:30 p.m. St. Louis at San Jose, 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 Florida at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Nashville at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 NY Rangers at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Thursday, April 19 Florida at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Boston at Washington, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 7 p.m.

BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX_Placed OF Jacoby Ellsbury on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Che-Hsuan Lin from Pawtucket (IL). DETROIT TIGERS_Activated INF Brandon Inge from the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Adam Wilk from Toledo (IL). Optioned INF Danny Worth and RHP Brayan Villarreal to Toledo. LOS ANGELES ANGELS_Designated RHP Rich Thompson for assignment. Recalled LHP Brad Mills from Salt Lake (PCL). MINNESOTA TWINS_Claimed OF Clete Thomas off waivers from Detroit. Optioned OF Ben Revere to Rochester (IL). National League COLORADO ROCKIES_Reinstated OF Charlie Blackmon from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Colorado Springs (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS_Reinstated OF Rick Ankiel from the 15-Day DL. Designated OF Brett Carroll for assignment. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CLEVELAND CAVALIERS_Recalled F Luke Harangody from Canton (NBADL).

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Assistance Golf Month The Alcorn County Welcome Center is ready for golf. Stop in and register for a drawing for certificates to be given away at the end of the month provided by the Natchez Trace Golf Club in Saltillo. The Corinth Area Convention & Visitors Bureau has provided golf tee’s with their website information on them for random giveaways for the month. The Welcome Center has the 2012 Official MS Golf Guide and brochures for golf courses throughout the state including the Corinth recreational guide insert. The Mississippi Wildlife & Fisheries DVD will play throughout the month featuring state parks with golf courses. For the avid golfer, they can come by and check out a framed antique print on loan.

1940 U.S. Census The 1940 U.S. Census has been newly released by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. However, there is a challenge of finding persons in the hundreds of thousands of digital images of the census pages online until a searchable name index can be created. Fortunately, that challenge is being resolved by thousands of goodhearted volunteers online at the1940census. org. Anyone looking for a meaningful project for their next act of community service, the 1940 U.S. census indexing project () is a great one. The Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society is participating in the 1940 U.S. Census Indexing Project. The society is encouraging local volunteers to help make the 1940 U.S. Census easier to search for everyone. For more information or to participate, go to

www.the1940census. org and register to participate with the Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society by simply selecting the name of the society on the profile screen when creating your account. An email may also be sent to the TCHGS at or call 662-423-3500. The group administrator, RaNae Vaughn, may be contacted at 662-4245066 or at ranaesv@  

Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Knowing what services are available and how to access them is the first step to getting help. For further information, call 286-6500.

Living Will The Magnolia Regional Health Center’s Patient Advocate’s Office offers free forms and assistance for those wishing to express their medical wishes through a living will or advanced directive. Anyone interested in learning more should call 293-1117.

Grief support A grief support group for anyone who has lost a loved one or may have a sick family member and needs someone who will understand what your going through is meeting at Real Life Church, (next to Fred’s in Corinth), every Monday from 6-7 p.m. For one on one meetings, contact Sherry Scott at 662-415-7173.    

Senior activities The First Presbyterian Senior Adult Ministry has two fitness classes available to senior adults. Judy Smelzer leads a stretching/toning class on Mondays at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall. There is no charge. FPC is also hosting a Wii sports class for senior adults on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. There is no cost to participate. Call the church office at 286-6638 to register or Kimberly Grantham at 284-7498.

Food ministry Bread of Life Ministries is an outreach of the Alcorn Baptist Association Food Pantry -- every Thursday from 10-10:30 a.m. at Tate Baptist Church on Harper Road. Announcements and devotionals by various pastors and others are followed by personal attention as well as food distribution. Food donations and volunteers are welcome. For more information, call 731645-2806.

Zumba classes From now through June, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville will sponsor a free Zumba class at the Westside Community Center every Tuesday starting at 6 p.m. and every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Doors will open 30 minutes before the class begins -- no one will be allowed to enter after the class starts. Zumba fitness is a Latin dance-based exercise program that is fun and easy for anyone who loves music. The class will be instructed by Susan Henson, a certified Zumba fitness and Zumbatomic instructor. Those attending should

Call for Help A service of United Way of Corinth and Alcorn County, First Call for Help is a telephone service that connects callers with programs in the community available to help those in need. This information and referral program is available to the public, Monday through

bring water to drink and dress to sweat and be prepared to have fun. For more information, contact Sergio Warren at 720-5432 or sergio.; or Susan Henson at 2122745 or slhenson2009@

Red Cross The Northeast Mississippi Chapter of the Red Cross offers a wide variety of assistance and services, including disaster relief. The Northeast Mississippi Chapter includes 16 counties. It is headquartered in Tupelo, with offices in Tishomingo, New Albany, Starkville and Columbus. Although Red Cross no longer has a Corinth office, the organization wants to stress it continues to offer services in Alcorn County. People seeking disaster assistance in Northeast Mississippi can call the Tupelo headquarters during office hours at 662-842-6101. The tollfree after hours phone line is 1-855-891-7325. The Red Cross’ service line for the armed forces is 877-272-7337. They also offer health and safety training, including first aid, baby-sitting and CPR, as well as disaster training for businesses. To learn more about the Red Cross health and safety training call 1-800-733-2767.

New business owners The MSBDC Business Assistance Center @ Northeast Community College-Booneville address is MSBDC Business Assistance Center @ Northeast Community College-Corinth, 2759 S. Harper Road, Corinth. The telephone number is 662-696-2311. Office hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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“The Few and the Proud — Marines Helping Marines” — a United States Marine Corps League is a visitation program for senior inactive Marines. When a senior inactive Marine is housebound or in a nursing home or hospice, the Corinth detachment will


visit fellow Marines — because once a Marine always a Marine. For more information, call 662-287-3233.

Volunteers needed Magnolia Regional Hospice is currently seeking individuals or groups to be trained as volunteers. Hospice is a program of caring for individuals who are terminally ill and choose to remain at home with family or a caregiver. Some of the ministry opportunities for volunteers are sitting with the patient in their homes to allow the caregiver a break, grocery shopping, reading to a patient, craft opportunities, bereavement/grief support and in-office work. For more information, contact Lila Wade, volunteer coordinator at 662-293-1405 or 1-800843-7553.

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

Reunion planned For anyone who may have attended or knows anyone who attended Hopewell Elementary School, (Old Iuka Rd., CR 200) there is a schoolwide reunion planned for Summer 2012. If interested, call for more details: Jerome Wilkins, 662-594-5019; Susy Barnes Johnson, 662287-8369; or Sanford Hudson, 662-287-3213.

Registration held ■ Corinth and Kendrick Headstart Centers are currently registering children for the 2012-2013 school year. Registration is open for children who are three years old, but will not be five years old before Sept. 1. Bring the child’s birth certificate, Social Security card, shot record (121 Form) and proof of income (2010 W-2 or 1040 Form). This is a free program for qualified applicants. Benefits of Headstart include breakfast, lunch and snack, individualized teaching, hearing, speech, vision screening and services for children


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with special needs. Slots are limited, but still available. Corinth Headstart is located at 2305 Bell School Road and Kendrick Headstart is located at 172 CR 157, Corinth. For more information, call the Corinth Center at 2865802 or the Kendrick Center at 287-2671. ■ Kindergarten registration at Oakland Baptist Church is open for Fall 2012. Curriculum includes beginning reading and writing, math, music, library, field trips, science, A BEKA curriculum, social studies and daily snacktime. Four-year-old class will be held TuesdayThursday, 8-11:50 a.m. and five-year-old class, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. Early morning care will be held form 7:30 a.m. until 8 a.m. For more information, call Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. until 12 p.m., 2873118.

Support groups ■ A support group for the blind and vision impaired will meet the first Saturday of each month from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Tate Baptist Church fellowship hall, 1201 N. Harper Rd., Corinth. There will be no cost to attend. Contact Patsy at the church office at 2862935 for more information. ■ Magnolia Regional Health Center’s Respiratory Therapy Department has a support program for those with respiratory disease and their families. “Better Breathers” is a social gathering of people interested in understanding and living with chronic lung disease on a daily basis, including caretakers. Meetings are free. Area professionals speak on topics related to lung disease — medications, treatments, therapies, etc. Better Breathers allows participants to share experiences, learn about their disease, products and medical facts and issues that affect their quality of life. MRHC is offering Better Breathers classes every 3rd Monday of the month from 1-2 p.m. at the Harper Road Complex. To reserve a space at the next Better Breathers meeting or for more information about the Better Breathers Club, call Candice Whitaker, RRT at 662279-0801. ■ The Crossroads Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon, and at 7 p.m., seven days a week, at 506 Cruise Street in Corinth. All meetings are non-smoking. The Northeast Mississippi area of Narcotics Anonymous Hotline is 662-841-9998. ■ The Savannah 123 Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets on Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 589 N. Cherry St. in downtown Savannah, Tenn. ■ NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is sponsoring a monthly support group for adults experiencing a mental illness. Meetings will be held the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in Iuka at the public library. The group will be led by trained mentors who are themselves experienced at living well with mental illness. Please call the NAMI Mississippi office for more information at 1-800-357-0388. ■ The Corinth Downtown Group AA meets Sundays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 501 N. Main Street, Corinth. For more information for all area AA groups, please call 662-284-5623.

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Photographer donates to group’s Disney trip BY BOBBY J. SMITH

A local photography enthusiast has used his art to help finance a summer vacation to the Magic Kingdom for a group of special needs children. Corinth photographer Bill Avery recently presented over $500 to Havis Hurley’s effort to take almost 50 special needs kids from Corinth and Alcorn County and their chaperones on a five-day trip to Disney World this summer. Avery and pictorial partner Lisa Wilbanks — known for their photo exhibits at the Corinth library — gathered the cash by holding an Easter photo shoot fundraiser in which the photographers shot Easter-themed family and children’s portraits and portraits with the Easter Bunny. Hurley, a bus driver for

special needs kids for the Corinth School District, set the initial fundraising goal for $25,000. This would cover motel rooms, Disney World tickets and transportation. Avery and Wilbanks’ effort will help provide food vouchers for the children. The driver said he got the idea for the Disney adventure coming back from the Memphis Zoo on a previous year’s summer trip for the special kids. The trip to the zoo was fun, no doubt, but Hurley wanted to do something even better for his passengers. The bus driver spoke highly of the community’s effort to turn the Disney dream into a reality. “The community has really been behind this trip,” Hurley said. Avery couldn’t agree more. “So much of the citizenship banded together to

help,” he said. Avery gave much of the credit for the success of his photo fundraiser to J.L. Aldridge of the local Aldridge Real Estate for donating an empty house for Avery to use as a studio for the duration of the project. “Aldridge really jumped on the bandwagon with us,” Avery emphasized. He also credited the people who paid to have their portraits made. “The people paid knowing where their money was going. It was really their donations. The pictures were my way of giving them something in return,” Avery said. An exhibit featuring a selection of Avery’s Easter fundraiser photos will be on display through May at the Corinth Library. Hurley and the kids plan to enjoy their Disney World trip from May 26 to June 1.

Staff photo by Bobby J. Smith

Corinth photographer Bill Avery (left) hands over the cash to Havis Hurley in front of the Easter photograph exhibit at the Corinth Library.

Community Events Retired federal employees meet The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Jacinto Chapter 1879 will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Ryan’s restaurant on Harper Road in Corinth. Tippah County is in charge of the program.

David Dodd of Corinth who will show off his team of matched Jersey Oxen — Robb and Jeff. Bobby Jo (Bo-Jack) Killingsworth will perform at 11 a.m. The Smokehouse Rednecks will be cooking chicken along with other foods. Proceeds from the food will benefit the Stantonville Volunteer Fire Department.

Rogers camp meets

Nature group meets Anyone interested in activities involving wild birds or nature, can attend the next meeting of the Corinth Audubon Nature Group to be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 in the Corinth Library auditorium. The guest speaker will be Ron Eveslage, award winning videographer, who will speak on the filming of the PBS special, “Wilderness Journal.”

Pageant set The 5th Annual Miss Liberty Pageant is being held Saturday, April 21 at the Selmer Community Center and is sponsored by the Selmer Park and Recreation. Registration beings at 5 p.m. and the pageant will begin at 6 p.m. Fee to enter is $25. For more information, call 731-645-3866 or Callie Forman at 731610-0995.

Tractor show The Tennessee River Old Iron Club announces the 1st Annual O.F. Wagoner Memorial Tractor Show to be held Saturday, April 21 at the Stantonville Civic Center. The show will begin at 10 a.m. and feature restored and unrestored tractors. Admission is free. There will be no judging. Also, featured will be

The Col. William P. Rogers Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 17 at Martha’s Menu, 302 Taylor Street in Corinth at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Donald Kennedy who will present a program on how “The South was Right.” He is known for his advocacy of limited government and real “state’s rights.” He has appeared on numerous talk radio and television shows. Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Larry Mangus at 287-0766 or visit www.

Blood drives United Blood is having the following local blood drives: Tuesday, April 17 — 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Kossuth High School, library; Wednesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 19 — 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Northeast Community College, Claude Wright Room in Frank Haney Union, Booneville.    

‘On Shiloh Hill’ Corinth Theatre-Arts production of “On Shiloh Hill: A Musical Resurrection of the American Civil War” by Bill Schustik will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Coliseum Civic Center in downtown

Corinth. Call the Crossroads Playhouse at 287-2995 for more information. There is open seating at the Coliseum, so no reservations are necessary.

Music exhibit “Music, Sweet Music” is the subject of the featured exhibit at the Tishomingo County Archives & History Museum. The exhibit gives visitors an opportunity to view phonographs, records, 8-track tapes, etc., used by artists to record their abilities in perpetuity. A standard cylinder phonograph and wax cylinders used in the late 19th and early 20th century is part of the exhibit, along with the first field recordings made of Native American music. The exhibit is available for viewing through today. The Museum is open to the public Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

School for the 2012-13 school year will be held Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the school. Your child needs to attend and bring the following: child’s birth certificate, Social Security card and up-to-date Mississippi immunization certificate and two proofs of residency. Students currently enrolled do not need to register. For more information, call the school at 2865245.  

Antiques Show The Antiques Crossroads Show will take place on Saturday, April 21 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the CARE Garden in historic downtown Corinth. This is an antiques market, not an appraisal event. There will be no gate fee to browse.  Should you like to set up and sell your antiques, please contact Karen Beth Martin at 662-2878300 for guidelines and application.  

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Registration for prekindergarten, kindergarten and first-grade students planning to attend Corinth Elementary

Booneville High School Class of 1972 will have its 40th reunion at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at Pickwick Landing

State Park Inn. For more information, contact Kathy Eaton at 728-2197 or Debbie Ricks at 728-9865.

Senior Sounds Alcorn Central High School seniors are presenting “Top of the World Tonight,” Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 26, 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. each night at the Corinth Coliseum-Civic Center, 404 Taylor St., downtown Corinth. Admission is $10 each. Tickets are on sale now at the ACHS office during school hours or at the door each performance night. For more information, call ACHS, 662-2868720.

Student art show Northeast Mississippi Community College Art Department is exhibiting its annual Student Art Show, now through April 27. Categories include: painting, drawing, computer graphics, black & white photography, 2D design and ceramics. Gallery Hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. For more information, contact gallery director Terry Anderson at 662720-7336 or tfander-

‘Power of History’ “The Power of History,” the Corinth Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming Civil War concert, is being presented at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at Oakland Baptist Church on Harper Road in Corinth. The full orchestra will close the concert season with a pairing of the music of Antonin Dvorak and the music of the Civil War era. Tickets will be $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors age 55 and over. Active military will get in free. Locations for ticket sales are yet to be determined. More information will soon be released. For more information, call Lee Ann Story Sikora at 662-603-7147.

Library exhibit The Corinth Artist Guild Gallery is displaying computer enhanced photographs by Ray Tinsley at The Corinth Public Library. Also on display at the library are the paintings of Dot Courson, Florence Milam, Bruce Biglow, Judy Ferguson and Toni Spink The exhibits will be on display through April 28.

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A Celebration of the Visual Arts

Art instructor Julie Pittman and her students explain the art of pointillism.

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Thirty-four of Mrs. Julie Pittman’s Art I students recently participated in LINK’s Arts Infusion Program, “A Celebration of the Visual Arts.” LINK encourages art instructors to have their older art students teach 3rd graders and guide the children through an art lesson. Thanks to the cooperation of the principals and teachers this is always a huge success. LINK graciously paid for the materials used and gave all participating art departments $150 stipends to benefit their programs. The art project completed by the ACES students was a lesson on pointillism. It was a fantastic experience for all the students involved. Erika Doran helps Sydney Grisham finish up her art project, above. AC students Blake Doran (front from left), Tanner Burcham and Caitlyn Jones along with D.J. Robbins (back from left), John Ross and Julianna Parker complete their projects, below.

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Staff photos by Steve Beavers

Ginger’s owner Ginger Stockton (right) shows Glendale sixth grader Olivia Smith all the gadgets on her new bag.

Persuasive letter assignment Local business owner, national company surprise Glendale Elementary sixth-grader with gift BY STEVE BEAVERS

GLEN — It is all how you ask. Glendale Elementary School sixth grader Olivia Smith found that surprisingly true. Smith wrote the Vera Bradley company as part of a persuasive letter assignment. The youngster was asking for one of the company’s Metropolitan bags that comes in Island Bloom. Her letter did the trick as Ginger’s owner Ginger Stockton and store Vera Bradley representative Heather Kuykendall delivered the bag in person earlier this week. “I saw it in a magazine and was hoping to get it,” said the smiling sixth grader. “I am going to use it a lot and might even use it as my backpack.” Smith didn’t know what to think when she was called to the library along with teacher Linda Johnson. “I was wondering why my teacher was coming?” she said. Smith worked hard to get her letter perfect during the assignment, according to her teacher. “Olivia strives for the best ... she wants things to be

To Whom It May Concern I am speaking to you today because I would like one of your bags. This bag is called the Metropolitan, and I love it in Island Bloom. I bet you are wondering why I am saying this. I was hoping you would send me one. Maybe my reasons will persuade you to give me this lovely bag. First I would to say that next year I am hoping to get in to Beta Club. I am wanting this because I have all A’s and B’s this year. All you need is good grades and a good attitude to get in. If I get in, my sister tells me that you get to go on lots of trips (she would know because she was in it). If we go on lots of trips, I will need a good, lasting bag to carry as a tag along. This way I

correct,” said Johnson. The fun assignment happened about the same time as Stockton and Kuykendall attended a Vera Bradley premiere. Ginger’s was one of three stores selected to have dinner at the home of company owner Barbara Baekgaard, who autographed Smith’s letter and sent it back to her. “This was meant to be,” said Stockton. “This proves that hard work always pays off.” Stockton and Kuykendall were both humbled by the letter. “I thought she did a great job writing the letter and I want to commend her teacher also,” said the store owner. “As a store owner, you really value these types of things and I think Barb (Vera Bradley owner) was very touched by her desire to have the piece.” “It was very touching,” added Kuykendall. “You can tell she works really hard.” Smith won’t forget her first letter. “We did a practice letter before, but didn’t send them out,” she said. “This is something she will remember forever and I feel she really merited the piece,” added Stockton.

Olivia Smith received her desired bag after writing a letter as part of a class assignment.

will have easy access to my notebook, pens and pencils, books, and snacks. My second reason is that it would make a great laptop case. I don’t have one yet because I can’t find one I like. Also I have to pay for it, my mom says. Well, I’m eleven years old. I never have enough money to purchase a laptop case. Finally, my last reason is if I get this bag, I would have a small tote to carry clothes to a friend’s house. I could also include with my clothes, my makeup, nail polish, and my nineteen chapter book. I have trusted your company for ever and will always trust it. I hope you will consider sending me one of the bags. Sincerely, Olivia Smith

Sixth-grader Olivia Smith (second from left) received a new Metropolitan bag from Ginger’s. On hand for the presentation were Ginger’s Heather Kuykendall (from left), teacher Linda Johnson and Ginger’s owner Ginger Stockton.

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Golden sawmill had lasting impact on Mississippi (A study of the Golden Sawmill, written by Harold R. Russell. This is part 2 of a two-part series.) The mill was located in Golden where the E.R. Warren home is now. The company store was located in the edge of the present Golden to Red Bay highway. On the 5th of February 1920, the Golden Sawmill Company purchased the mill site from W.H. Patters. The land lay around the ICRR. On this acreage the company set up the sawmill building, planer mill, edger, dry-kill, storage area for equipment, and dwelling houses for the employees as well as the company store. The formation of the company may have begun in 1919 but the actions of the company and land purchases began in 1920. It seems that a man by

the name of H.M. Y o u n g was in the grave b u s i ness in RaNae Corinth in Vaughn the early 1900s. He Historically began to Speaking purchase l a r g e tracts of land from Dee Luther, Minnesota and Mr. Franklin Webber was from Boston, Massachusetts. They put together a large number of lands in Northeast Itawamba County and surround areas in Tishomingo and Prentiss Counties in Mississippi and Franklin County, Alabama. These men had a lot of dealing in the stave business from my talking to some older people. In the early 1900

staves were a big business in this part of the country. On April 1, 1919, Webber and Coffin sold a large sum of land to Oscar Copeland to the amount of 10,146 acres for a little more than half a million dollars. Now I haven’t been able to tie Oscar Cleveland with the Golden Sawmill. He has not been named as a part of the company but he had some ties through the land transactions. I do know that he furnished the lumber to build the church at Salem in later years, and the church was built from clear pine lumber without any knots inside and out. I remember this from talking to the late D.W. Ashley. We found on the 8th of September 1920, a bill of sale for lumber, that was recorded in the courthouse in Iuka. This bill

of sale is for yellow pine shipped to Chicago Lumber and Coal Company for 860,187 board feet. It seems that the Golden Sawmill was buying lumber from a number of peckerwood mills located in and around Golden, Mississippi. The names of some are L.R. and A.T. Davis at Bay Springs, S.J. Davis at Dennis, and Parker Sawmill. In this bill of sale, the Golden Sawmill is known as the Young Curtis Company and the partnership of Hubert F. Young, W.D. Henry and Louis Werner Sawmill Company at St. Louis, Missouri. In 1921 the Golden Sawmill Company purchased a Type B Shay geared locomotive rated to weigh 42 tons in working order, with the original builder number of 2062. The purchase price for the

locomotive was $7,000 and was bought from the Birmingham Rail Locomotive Company. There is a statement of the fact that this locomotive will be used for logging operations in Golden, Mississippi and not to be moved. On April 25th of 1924, James Copeland as special commissioner for the Copeland Estate on behalf of Mrs. Gertrude Clements sold to Herbert F. Young all the lands except the Copeland home place on the Ridge Road. Mrs. Clements purchased the home pace for $15,000.00. Mr. Herbert F. Young purchased the remaining property for $409,750.00. Mr. Jerry Martin stated in his book that the depression was taking its toll. The Golden Sawmill shut down in 1933 and completely closed in 1934

according to the late Mr. E. R. Warren. The mill was sold at auction. Parts were purchased from different places. Some went to Tennessee and Alabama. This caused serious blows to the economy of Northeast Mississippi. The 1930 census showed the population of Golden was 569. By 1940 the population had dropped to 340 people. After the depression, the Golden Sawmill lands were sold. The land sold for $200 to $500 per acre. Dr. D.D. Johnson of Belmont purchased a large number of acres from the failed company. (RaNae Vaughn is board member and in charge of marketing and publications for the Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 203, Iuka, MS 38852.)

Battery Powell was site of intense fighting during Civil War BY TOM PARSON NPS Ranger

Photo compliments of Dr. Bill Jackson of Corinth

For years this Civil War era photograph was believed to be an interior view of Battery Robinett near today’s Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center. Detailed drawings of Corinth’s earthworks have recently proved it to be Battery Powell.

(Editor’s Note — This the fifth of a nine-part series of frequently overlooked Civil War era sites in and around Corinth.) In an earlier article of this series (the one about Battery F) we talked about what a “battery” meant in Civil War lingo, so we won’t explain that again. For those of you who didn’t read the paper that day, for our purposes a battery is a fort built to be used by artillery. Once upon a time there were 13 such forts around Corinth. Today, we’re down to just one. In the summer of 1862, the Union had control of Corinth and the post commander, Brig. Gen. William Rosecrans, had the job of defending it. He could have used the “Beauregard Line” of earthworks built by the Confederates but he didn’t have near enough men to defend such a long line. Rosecrans, or “Old Rosy” as he was known, asked his boss, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, if he could make a new defensive line closer to the railroad junction, one which could be held with fewer men. Grant said yes and the result was the “Rosecrans Line,” a series of seven forts all within a mile of the railroad depot. Each of the forts of the Rosecrans Line defended a key road leading into town, and was named for an officer stationed in Corinth at that time. The last fort to go up was on the north side of town guarding the road to Purdy, Tennessee. Battery Powell was named for Maj. Albert M. Powell, a Maryland native and graduate of the West Point class of 1860. He was the chief of artillery in “Old Rosy’s” Third Division and somebody tried to get on Powell’s good side by naming a fort after him. During the second day of the Battle of Corinth, Oct. 4, 1862, Battery Powell was in the cross hairs of the opening Confederate attack. Eleven pieces of field artillery were placed in and on either side of the fort, with thousands of Federal infantry in support. As strong as the position was, it should have been a safe place to be. It was not. At 10 a.m. a full division of Confederates charged across the field and captured Battery Powell as well as all of the artillery and quite a few astonished boys in blue. The fighting was intense. Just to the right of the fort the 6th Missouri Infantry attacked the Union lines and the flag

bearer, a fellow named William Huff, was shot nine times but never let go of his flag. The Confederate victory was fleeting. No more than 15 minutes after losing the fort, the Federals counter-attacked and retook Battery Powell. There had been no time for the Confederates to use the captured artillery, nor was there any chance to haul the trophies away. All eleven cannon were recaptured and several of the pieces were then used to fire on the retreating Southerners. Just before the fighting commenced, a Union soldier had noticed a local woman and her child on the porch of a nearby house. There was no time to send them away and it was obvious there would be heavy fighting around the home. The compassionate soldier lowered the mother and child down a nearby well and covered the opening with a mattress. When the fighting was over the captives were returned. I’ve often wondered what would have become of them if the soldier had been killed. Did anyone else know they were there? So whatever happened to Major Albert Powell? He survived the war, finishing out the conflict as a Lt. Colonel in command of the artillery of the Union 17th Army Corps. After the war he was stationed in the Dakota Territory and saw plenty of action fighting the Indians on the western frontier. His end came in 1868, not to arrows or bullets, but as the result of a fall from his horse. Battery Powell no longer exists. All that remains is a single photograph, taken from inside the fort a day or two after the battle. There’s little in the photo to indicate the ferocity of the fighting other than a few shattered and twisted trees. Today the site of the fort is under a local home, though a visitor to the location can easily figure out where the fort stood. Before you go looking for Battery Powell, come by the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center for a map that will lead you to the fort’s location. Inside the visitor center take a few moments in the artifact room and have a look at the battle flag of the 6th Missouri Infantry. This is the same flag carried during the battle and is still stained with the blood of the color bearer, William Huff. The center, located at 501 West Linden Street, is open daily from 8:00 to 5:00 and can be reached at 662-287-9273.


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Turkey hunting isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just an early morning thing Over the years Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve known several turkey hunters who would hunt only during the early morning hours and call it quits. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d go hoping to cash in on the morning gobble bonanza and leave once the birds became tight-beaked, usually around 8 a.m. Turkeys, however, can be taken at any time during the day. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a time schedule as most of us do, and their mood is subject to change on a whim just like the weather seems to go from one extreme to the next these days. If you talk to veteran hunters, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re likely to

tell you theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve t a k e n a good many of their birds between David 10 a.m. Green and noon, or thereOutdoors abouts. By then, hens have left their boyfriends to attend their nests. The toms get lonely and, subsequently, become more susceptible to falling prey to the hunterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well-spoken hen chatter. The lull period between the early morningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s frantic gobbling activity and late morning can be a tough time to hunt, but a

gobbler can still be taken. It requires patience, confidence in the area youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve chosen, and a clever approach to calling. Start out the calling sequences with soft clucks and purrs just in case a bird is close by, and if thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no response, quickly pump up the volume and excitement level. Often, just when you think nothing is going to happen, the silence of the woods is broken by the booming gobble of old tom. And when a bird does get fired up during this period, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll usually cut off every call thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made with a gobble and come in a hurry. Even though turkeys

are typically far less vocal in mid to late afternoon, every once in a while, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find a hot one that can be worked into a frenzy and bagged. A good place to look for a gobbler in a strutting mood in the afternoon would be the same general area close to where you found him on the roost earlier that morning. The Eastern turkey doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t travel too far from their roost in a dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good chance his strut zone is nearby. Turkeys strut in the same general area year after year, and even if one gets shot, another one will usually take its place. There is an advantage

to hunting in the afternoon, even if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re unable to get a bead on tom. Turkeys are fairly easy to pattern if left undisturbed. By observing while keeping your presence unknown, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to figure out where to be positioned before first light on the next morning. And by setting up close to the birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roost, odds are good it will come over to investigate a call even if there are hens nearby. Turkey hunting is not just an early morning thing, though it does provide some of the most exciting hunting. But, more times than most hunters care to admit, the hunt does not always go as

Tips for preparing a successful dove field BY JAMES L. CUMMINGS Conservation Corner

Most hunters know the mourning dove is the most popular game bird in Mississippi. Dove season begins another year of hunting. Also, it is a big social event. Many landowners take pride in preparing dove fields for their own enjoyment and for their friends hunting. In order to have a successful dove field, one must properly prepare it. A successful dove field may be relatively small. A 10- to 40-acre field is very common. Small fields scattered throughout an area will provide better hunting than a large field. The first consideration in planning a dove field is soil type. It can vary from sand to clay, but it must be welldrained. Location is another item of concern. Doves

like to feed and drink as close to their roost as possible. By locating a dove field adjacent to or close to roost trees, a source of water or near other grain fields, one can establish a field that is attractive to a lot of doves. Field preparation is a must. First, they must be disked. It is most important that the field be kept clean. If not, doves will not be able to find seeds and hunts will be unsuccessful. Next, one must control weeds. For recommendations relating to pre-emerge herbicide for this purpose, contact you local county agent. The type of seed to use is a small, black sunflower called Peredovik. It can be obtained at most seed supply houses. It is important to use this type of seed. Normal sunflower seed is too large. Planting should occur between March 15

and April 15; however, one can plant as late as June 20. A good, firm seed bed must be prepared as for cotton or corn. Plant 3 to 4 pounds of seed per acre on 40-inch rows using cotton plates, with 7 inches of spacing in the row. A stand that is too thick will produce small heads and weak stalks and a stand that is planted too thin will produce large heads that fall over and are slow to dry. Cover the seed with 1 to 2 inches of soil. It takes between 100 to 130 days for sunflowers to mature. After maturing, they will yield approximately 1,200 pounds of seed per acre. Cultivation is optional, but post-directed chemicals are a must. Contact you local agent for recommendations relating to post-emerge herbicide applications. After the plants



are 6 inches tall, cultivation may be needed to bury weeds. Do not cultivate after the plants are 12 inches in height. The next step is preparing the field for the hunt. Approximately two weeks before the season opens, cut several trails through the field. However, leave the majority of the sunflowers standing to extend the life of the crop and provide cover for hunters. Normally, blackbirds and starlings feeding on mature seed heads will scatter enough seed to attract doves. (James L. Cummins is executive director of Wildlife Mississippi, a non-profit, conservation organization founded to conserve, restore and enhance fish, wildlife and plant resources throughout Mississippi. Its website is

planned - leaving behind a feeling of frustration. Those feelings can be put to rest if you can manage to stay afield for the long haul. Use what the turkeys taught you that morning to formulate a strategy and stick with it so you can turn the trick on tom later in the day. (Alcorn County resident David Green is an avid hunter and fisherman in the Crossroads area. Anyone wishing to share their own unique outdoor story or have any news to report pertaining to the outdoors, David can be contacted at

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JACKSON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists are optimistic about fishing in 2012 on north Mississippiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corps of Engineersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; flood control reservoirs (FCRs). Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid, and Grenada Lakes are some of the best crappie waters in the country, boosting local economies as they support about 1.5 million hours of fishing yearly. Fall 2011 sampling by MDWFP found good white crappie spawns from 2009 through 2011.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The big 2009 spawn averaged just under 12 inches, but many were legal size. Black crappie from a huge 2008 spawn also averaged about 12 inches,â&#x20AC;? according to MDWFP Fisheries Biologist Keith Meals. Abundant small crappie in the FCRs are young, not stunted. (For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, please visit website at or call 601432-2199. Follow on Facebook at www. or on Twitter at MDWFPonline.

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Dana Paige Morris, Benjamin Leon Potts Adam Hamilton Majors, Catherine Allyce Wilbanks

Morris — Potts James Steven Atkins, Katelynn Victoria McGee

McGee — Atkins Mr. and Mrs. Steve McGee of Iuka announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katelynn Victoria McGee to James Steven Atkins, son of Jimmy and Jean Atkins of Iuka. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Betty McGee and the late Jimmy McGee of Iuka, and Helen Mcanally and the late Burt Mcanally of Cairo. Ms. McGee is a 2010 graduate of Tishomingo County High School. She is attending Northeast Mississippi Community College and plans to transfer to the University of North Alabama in the fall to pursue a degree in education.

The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of James Atkins and the late Qwuin Belue Atkins of Iuka, and James Ray Cummings and the late Mary Annis Cummings of Burnsville. Mr. Atkins is a 2009 graduate of Tishomingo County High School. He is attending the University of North Alabama to pursue a degree in education. The couple will exchange wedding vows at 6 p.m., April 21, 2012 at the Pickwick Pines Resort. No invitations are being sent. All friends and family are invited to attend the ceremony and the reception which follows.

Miss Dana Paige Morris and Mr. Benjamin Leon Potts will exchange wedding vows at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, in a lakeside ceremony at Valley Oaks in Corinth. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bill and Rejaneia Morris of Guys, Tenn. and Mike and Lisa Beck of Rienzi. She is the granddaughter of Sue Nell and Norman Searcy, Iline Lauderdale and the late Leon Lauderdale, Virdie Lee and Arlas English, and Nell and Cecil Beck. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Johnny and Carolyn Potts of Kossuth. He is the grandson of Ruby Potts and the late Leon Potts and the

late Raymond and Kathleen Dilworth. Miss Morris is a 2000 graduate of Kossuth High School. She received her bachelor of arts degree in education in 2004 and her master of education degree in 2007, both from the University of Mississippi. She is presently employed at Alcorn Central Middle School. Mr. Potts is a1995 graduate of Kossuth High School. He studied science education at Northeast Mississippi Community College. He is presently employed in commercial sales at Lowe’s of Corinth. After the wedding, the couple will reside in Rienzi.

Wilbanks — Majors Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Wilbanks Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Allyce Wilbanks, to Adam Hamilton Majors, son of Mr. and Mrs. Penn E. Majors III. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Rev. and Mrs. L. Graham Smith of Clinton, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Wilbanks of Corinth. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mrs. Mable Johnson of Clinton and the late Mr. James G. Biedenharn of Vicksburg, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Penn Earl Majors Jr. of Jackson. Miss Wilbanks is a graduate of Clinton High School. She graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bach-

elor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing. While at Ole Miss she was a member of the Delta Gamma sorority. She is a corporate trainer at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi. Mr. Majors is a graduate of Clinton High School. He graduated from Mississippi College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing. He is the vice president of Arrow Printers, Inc. The couple will exchange vows at First United Methodist Church of Clinton, May 12 at 6 p.m. A reception will follow at the home of the bride. Following the wedding, the couple plans to live in Clinton.

Healthy relationships should have transparent credit histories BY LINDA BREAZEALE MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE — Couples who want to avoid one of the most common argument topics should begin their relationships with total financial honesty. Joe Wilmoth, assistant professor of human development and family studies in Mississippi State University’s School

of Human Sciences, said many surveys reveal that finances are the No. 1 source of conflict in a marriage. “Couples often enter a marriage with very different ideas about what money means and how it should be used,” he said. “One person may be frugal and save for a rainy day, while the other may want to spend money now

in case it’s not there later. They also can have very different priorities, with one person wanting a nice car and the other wanting nice furniture.” While money can be a source of conflict, Wilmoth said couples who communicate openly, clearly and respectfully often find that these conflicts are opportunities to grow closer.

“Create a climate where each partner feels secure -- assured that both people want to work together to make the relationship stronger and more satisfying,” he said. “Conflicts over money might actually be about deeper issues, such as being in control or feeling insecure about the future or about the relationship.”


Sheri Worthy, a professor of consumer economics in the School of Human Sciences, said before partners get to know one another financially, they each should first know themselves. “Couples should take advantage of free credit reports, available from sources such as, and find out about debts, as-

sets, liabilities and net worth,” Worthy said. “Past behavior is often a good predictor of future behavior.” Worthy said taking time to draw up a budget together is a good way to learn each other’s spending style, and an opportunity discuss short-term and long-term goals, and decide how to share responsibility for bills.


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Vaughn — McGee Miss Courtney Vaughn and Mr. Cody McGee will exchange wedding vows at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Foote Street Church of Christ in Corinth. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Vaughn of Booneville. She is the granddaughter of Lynn Coats and the late Edith Coats

of Booneville and Eva Vaughn and the late Harold Vaughn of Booneville. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy McGee of Corinth. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Rubin McGee of Corinth and Mrs. Dorothy Benjamin and the late Joe Benjamin of Rienzi.


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Today in history April 15, 1925  

NHL’s NY Americans (formerly Hamilton Tigers) 1st game, lose 3-1

April 15, 1927  

Babe Ruth hits first of 60 home runs of season (off A’s Howard Ehmke)

April 15, 1927  

Switzerland & USSR agree to diplomatic relations

April 15, 1928

Alioto’s on Fisherman’s Wharf (SF) forms

April 15, 1931  

1st walk across American backwards begins

April 15, 1937

Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers, 3 games to 2

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Thoughtful gifts convey proper thanks DEAR ABBY: I’m confused about the protocol in thanking or repaying someone after staying several nights at their home. My feeling is, if you’re staying with people, the nicest way to thank them for their hospitality is to pay for most, if not all, the lunches and dinners you share with them when you dine out. That way, you lessen the monetary burden of your visit, and it gives you a chance to say “thank you” for the use of their home. Some visitors seem to think that when they come to your home, you should not only put them up, but also pay for all their activities while you show them your town. What is correct? Or is it a matter of preference? -VISITING FROM PHOENIX DEAR VISITING: According to Emily Post,

when a guest stays overnight, a nice bottle of wine would be a proper Abigail gift if you Van Buren k n o w your hosts Dear Abby drink and their preference. If there are children in the household, a game they can all enjoy or candy might be nice. If you will be staying longer, she suggests a picture frame with a photo taken during your visit sent afterward, a houseplant in a decorative pot, hand towels or beach towels. And I agree with you that treating your host(s) to a nice dinner during your visit would be gracious and thoughtful. DEAR ABBY: One of my best supervisors is in a same-sex relationship.

She and her partner are raising three wonderful children from previous marriages. I have introduced them to my husband at the office as well as work-related social events. He says he “hates” them because he believes their relationship broke up their marriages and it’s wrong to raise their children this way. When he encounters them he refuses to acknowledge them and will snarl when near them. Neither of them have done anything to deserve this treatment, and it makes me embarrassed and ashamed of him. I’ve tried to reason with him -- nothing works. I told him flat out he can have his opinions, but I expect him to treat them with respect. I’m to the point where I have to attend work-related functions alone and

not allow him to come to my office. That’s one solution, but I’m still upset about his attitude in general. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. -UPSET IN TEXAS DEAR UPSET: I suspect that your husband’s reason for “hating” your supervisor has less to do with the fact that she and her partner ended their marriages, and more to do with knee-jerk homophobia. Children who are raised in happy homes do better than those who are raised in a household filled with unresolved tension. I can’t change your husband’s attitude, and neither can you. Only he can do that, but enlightenment isn’t likely to be achieved until he recognizes a need for it. P.S. His manners are atrocious, and you’re right to keep him apart from your work environ-

ment. DEAR ABBY: Due to a health problem that caused some of my hair to break and fall out, I have recently begun wearing a wig. At a social function a woman who was not a friend of mine approached me and asked if I was wearing a hairpiece. How could I respond to such a rude question without admitting that I am wearing a wig? -- STUMPED IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR STUMPED: Try this: “I’ll forgive you for asking that question if you’ll forgive me for not answering.” (Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.)

April 15, 1939  

Albert Lebrun elected president of France

April 15, 1940  

British troops land at Narvik, Norway

April 15, 1941  

1st helicopter flight of 1 hr duration, Stratford, Ct

April 15, 1942  

George VI awards George Cross to people of Malta

April 15, 1943  

Metropolitan Life Insurances issues a $225 million check to Chase

April 15, 1945  

British & Canadian troops liberate Nazi camp of Bergen-Belsen

April 15, 1945  

FDR buried on grounds of Hyde Park home

April 15, 1945  

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Communium interpretes dolorum

Kossuth High School 3rd Nine Weeks Honor Roll 9th Grade All A’s: William Armenta, McKayla Bradley, Abigail Clausel, Autumn Clites, Claire Cornelius, Kaitlin Crum, Cheyenne Daniel, Kevin Ginn, Brett Holley, Kristen Jacobs, JohnStuart Jones, Jasmine Lee, Jordan Mercer, Cheyenne Phillips, Matthew Rowland, Kelsie Shelton, Ben Shipman, Rebecca Spencer, Samantha Talley, Parrish Tice, Brandon Wood A’s & B’s: Weston Bobo, Madison Briggs, Briana Bryan, Emmitt Burke, Evan Cooper, Chelsey Crum, Austin Davis, Ty Dickson, Rexston Dixon, Brian Hancock, Zaen Harbin, Zakary Harbin, McCay Johnson, Kyndal Jones, Garison Lathrop, Destiney Mercer, Luke Osborn, Madison Parks, Dakota Pittman, Maecy Rinehart, Daniel Sauer, Cassandra Shields, Stegan Smith, Alison Strickland, Kelsey Switcher, Madison Switcher, Abie Trim, Alexanderia Tullis, Kristen Whirley, Kelsey Wills, Cody Woodruff, Alison Yancey, Brandon Yancey

10th Grade All A’s: Shelbi Barnes, Cheyenne Bennett, Marlee Sue Bradley, Tyler Bryant, Kelsey English, Alison Green, Angelia Hall, Riley Kuykendall, Riley McCalla, Bailey McDaniel, Jacob Meeks, Tyler Mercer, Drew Mitchell, Emile Neelis, Chase Peterson, Nathan

Rhodes, Ashley Stewart, Kaylee Switcher, Alyssa Trulove, Rachel Winters, Luke Wooten A’s & B’s: Blythe Bullard, Joseph Demitro, Christopher Dilworth, Philip Duncan, Lacy Morgan, Courtney Evetts, Crissy Evetts, Ryleigh Follin, Beth Ann Frazier, Nathan Ginn, Jayce Jones, Sarry-Ann Jones, Nathan Morelock, Emily Nguyen, Cheyenne Null, Abigail Null, Brittney Rencher, Jennie Rencher, John Richardson, Sydney Rider, Ariana Ruiz, Briley Shadburn, Alan Spencer, Britttany Stansel, Courtney Steele, Tyler Switcher, Baylee Turner, Haley Wilhite, Kayla Willingham, Matt Woodruff

11th Grade All A’s: Dylan Adams, Ashley Ballard, Tiffany Blackard, Lauren Coleman, Keri Crum, Brandon Grayson, Cloie Lambert, Lindsey Ligon, Elizabeth Peters, Trey Rogers, Autumn Rorie, Whitney Shipman, Sayde Turner, Tyler Wilbanks, Katie Wilbanks, Allison Wright A’s & B’s: Brittany Brooks, Carlianua Cole, Lindsey Cox, Kaitlyn Crews, Brianna Davis, Jordan Dickson, Fu Meng, Whitney Hearn, Emily Hefner, Blake Holley, Sabrina Hunsucker, Marissa Hunter, Wilson Jones, Anna Kirk, Tyler Martin, Denzel Miller, Josh Miller, Elizabeth Mitchell, Hunter Mitchell, Marisa

Nelms, Brooke Palmer, Hannah Parks, Taylor Rencher, Kara Reynolds, Brad Roach, Megan Singleton, Jamie Smith, Shelby Stewart, Hunter Thompson, Paden Tomlin, Josh Whitaker, Jacqulyn White, Chandler Wilder

12th Grade All A’s: Cade Armstrong, Annaleigh Coleman, Price Coleman, Eryn Coleman, Marshall Cook, Allison Essary, Victoria Gann, Jake Haley, Aubrey Hodges, McKenzie Holland, Sallie Jones, Miranda Kirk, Anna Martin, Connor Martin, Samantha Martin, Raven McCalla, Julie Miranda, John Mitchell, Dalton Muchmore, Jessica Newman, McKinley Ragan, Torry Rees, Dylan Rider A’s & B’s: Roxy Beckham, Jessica Belden, Will Downs, Destinee Drewery David Gibson, Dana Glissen, Allyson Gooch, Kiki Gwyn, Logan Hall, Samantha Hurst, Ashley Jones, Ladanna Jones, Tyler Jones, Brittany Killough, Emily Kuykendall, Maggie Macias, Laken Mask, Holly Mills, Tanner Mills, Angela Mitchell, Mallory Mitchell, Anissa Mullins, Lainna Mullins, Dustin Null, Samantha Null, Blake Null, Tyler Pittman, Will Roberson, Blake Shawl, Blake Strachan, Kyle Suitor, Brain Sweeton, Cody Thomas, Clarissa Turner, Jay Vanderford, Carington Walls, Connor Wilbanks, Heath Wood

NEMCC represented at literary/cinema celebration Special to the Daily Corinthian

Proud artists show off their masterpieces! Showing their artwork are (l-r): Blake Doran, Tanner Burcham and Caitlyn Jones; and back (l-r): D.J. Robbins, John Ross and Julianna Parker. Julianna adds a few more touches to her piece of art.

LINK program teaches visual arts Special to the Daily Corinthian

Recently, 34 of Julie Pittman’s 9th and 10th grade Art I students participated in LINK’s Arts Infusion Program, “A Celebration of the Visual Arts.” LINK encourages art instructors to have their older art students teach 3rd graders and guide the children through an art lesson. Thanks to the cooperation of the principals and teachers this is always a huge success. LINK graciously paid for the materials used and gave all participating art departments $150 stipends to benefit their programs. The art project completed by the ACES students was a lesson on pointillism. It was a fantastic experience for all the students involved.

Erika Doran helps Sydney Grisham finish up her art project.

BOONEVILLE — Northeast Mississippi Community College was well represented recently at the 23rd annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration at the Natchez Convention Center. With this year’s theme “Legends, Lore, and Literature: Storytelling in the South,” Northeast instructor and William Winter faculty scholar Bill Stone, director of learning resources, and Glenice Stone and William Winter scholar Lauren Hinton of Corinth were among literary legends such as the former governor during the three-day conference. William Winter Scholars from all of Mississippi’s community colleges, colleges and universities were recognized as a group in the opening ceremonies at the Natchez Convention Center on Friday evening. Each year institutions of higher learning choose an outstanding student and/ or outstanding faculty member or administrator in their humanities divisions to represent their institutions at the annual NLCC. This year’s event addressed the impact of storytelling in the American South and included exhibitions in storytelling, book sign-

Bill Stone

Lauren Hinton

“I’m so glad Northeast made it possible for me to attend this event. This was outstanding — the speakers were excellent.” Lauren Hinton Student

ings, discussion groups, an awards ceremony, exhibits, a reception with blues music and an oral history workshop. Hinton, a social studies education major and member of Northeast’s Scholars Bowl team, is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the Tiger Marching Band. In this year’s Creative Writing Contest Hinton won second place in the Short Fiction category for her submission “The Runaway,” and earned an honorable mention in the same category for

her submission “The Man Upstairs.” “I’m so glad Northeast made it possible for me to attend this event,” Hinton said. “This was outstanding -- the speakers were excellent.” Bill Stone teaches philosophy both on campus and online for Northeast. He is has been an active member of Northeast’s Cultural Arts Committee for over 10 years and is a past chairman. He organized and continues to sponsor the Philosophy Club on campus.

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Takin a look at 5 classic movies set in cabins BY CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie Critic

LOS ANGELES — “The Cabin in the Woods” pays homage to a very specific kind of horror movie — young people getting picked off one by one in the middle of nowhere — while simultaneously upending those films’ conventions. Five friends go to a cabin in the woods. Bad things start happening. But there’s way more going on than meets the eye. Here are five other movies set in cabins that aren’t nearly as cozy as their accommodations may seem. Try not to get too claustrophobic: ■ “Friday the 13th” (1980): No place is safe at Camp Crystal Lake, which reopens decades after the drowning death

of a boy named Jason and a pair of murders — not the water, not the woods and definitely not the cabins. No matter where you go, there’s the threat of an omnipresent, unstoppable killer. The title alone is synonymous with a specific, influential era in slasher franchises along with “Halloween,” and Sean S. Cunningham’s original film went on to inspire way too many sequels. This first one has some clever kills, though, as the nubile young camp counselors fall one at a time to this bloodthirsty machine. A young Kevin Bacon gets it in a particularly creative way. ■ “The Evil Dead” (1981): As in the film that inspired this list, five friends go to a cabin in the

woods. Bad things start happening. Sam Raimi put himself on the map with his low-budget feature debut, a film that’s as darkly funny as it is seriously gory. And when he returned to horror with the cheeky “Drag Me to Hell” after making the “Spider-Man” trilogy, it felt as if he was coming back to the genre he truly loved but with all the new high-tech tricks he’d picked up along the way. The victims here get theirs after playing a taped series of incantations that bring to life some long-dormant demons. It’s hugely influential stylistically, spawned a couple of sequels and introduced the world to his old high school friend, the lovable goofball Bruce Campbell.

■ “Cabin Fever” (2002): Five more friends go to a cabin in the woods. More bad things start happening. But writer-director Eli Roth put his own spin on this familiar premise by having his victims get torn about in gnarly fashion by a flesh-eating virus, and with his feature debut he established himself as a filmmaker with both a deep love and knowledge of the past and a distinctive voice all his own. I will never forget seeing this at a midnight showing at the Alamo Drafthouse during the South by Southwest film festival in 2003. The place was packed and the audience went absolutely nuts, screaming and laughing in all the right places and afterward giving Roth a well-deserved

and deafening ovation. ■ “Meatballs” (1979): We return to summer camp for one of the classics of the ’80s raunchy sex comedy era and the first pairing of Bill Murray with director Ivan Reitman (they would reteam for “Stripes” and both “Ghostbusters” movies). Here, Murray began to forge his slyly subversive, slightly off-kilter screen persona as Tripper, the head counselor at the less-than-stellar Camp Northstar. Probably everything you need to know about this guy can be summed up in his mantra: “It just doesn’t matter.” There’s plenty of slapstick and sultry teenage girls, but there’s some sweetness amid the hijinks, too. ■ “Little Darlings”

(1980): This movie seemed so racy when it came out. Tatum O’Neal vs. Kristy McNichol — and one of them may or may not have had sex with Armand Assante! It’s too much to handle when you’re 8, and it probably couldn’t get made today. O’Neal and McNichol star as two 15-year-old girls, one rich and one poor, who compete to see who can lose her virginity first one summer at Camp Little Wolf. The film is also notable as an early role for a young, feathered-haired Matt Dillon, who plays McNichol’s target. It’s probably not very good in retrospect, but I do recall that it had an honesty about it that was provocative, especially in such a frivolous setting.

‘Dateline NBC’ series puts parental maxims to a tough test BY DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer

NEW YORK — Correspondent Natalie Morales ended up in tears when she put herself and her 8-year-old son through the same parenting test that “Dateline NBC” is subjecting others to for a series that starts today. Using hidden cameras and actors, the network set up scenarios to see if kids really follow their parents’ instructions to avoid strangers, don’t get into a car with a drunk driver or don’t cheat. The results will probably depress you. Time and again, children gave their names and addresses to a “stranger” who had taken their picture and talked

about putting them on TV. Promised free ice cream, they climbed into a van driven by an actor who could easily close the door on them and speed away. Parents watched it all on monitors nearby. “I would have lost my money if I put a bet on it,” one cringing parent said after watching a youngster climb into a car with an actor pretending to be drunk behind the wheel. For four consecutive Sunday nights, “Dateline NBC” will show the scenarios, which also test whether kids would cheat or discriminate if given the opportunity. NBC hopes parents and children watch the programs together and discuss them, said Liz Cole,

executive producer of “Dateline.” Four mothers who work at “Dateline” came up with the idea, an outgrowth of a show on bullying that aired last year. Not “news” in the strict sense, these types of shows tend to do well for newsmagazines: ABC’s “What Would You Do” series on “Primetime,” which sets up various social experiments, is particularly popular among younger viewers, which news shows have trouble reaching. “It’s reality TV at its best,” Morales said, “because these are truly teachable moments.” During the special on driving, several teenagers swear to their parents

Horoscopes Sunday, April 15, 2012 BY HOLIDAY MATHIS Creators Syndicate

Every year, Earth passes between Saturn and the sun, which we call a sun-Saturn opposition. The time around this opposition is the very best time to view Saturn because it’s closest to Earth and brightest in the sky. You’ll also feel your life lessons strongly as Saturn, looms nigh. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Do the ends justify the means? Ethical matters will arise. Everyone has a different idea about where the line is and who has crossed it. You don’t have to draw a conclusion on the matter just yet. Think it over. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The Golden Rule only works well if what you want “done unto you” is the same thing the “other” in question would prefer. Better to find out what that person really wants first. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When you spend time with your friend, what happens is more than conversation. There’s a connection that goes much deeper than words. You rely on your loved ones, and they rely on you. CANCER (June 22-July 22). The simplest way to get what you want is to ask for it. Just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s easy. To ask, you have to risk rejection. But if you don’t ask, you risk more than that. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You will be keenly aware of your need for relationships with substance, and you’ll be drawn to deep thinkers. It won’t take much to start up an open and meaningful dialogue. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll be in a funny kind of mood. You may

joke in a borderline appropriate way or issue a dare. You’ll use the element of surprise. Your humor works because it’s unexpected — and also because you’re hilarious. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You usually like to consider every choice available to you. However, you’ll currently be in an uncharacteristically decisive mood, and once you make a decision, you’re not likely to back down, reverse it or change it. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Life will bring you superfluous ingredients. With so many choices, it may be challenging to stick to the recipe. But if you do, you’ll love what you accomplish with simply a plan and the patience to follow each step. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll be looking for opinions to guide your next move. You’re not likely to trust advertisers or critics unless you know them personally. Friends will give you your best leads. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll finally get the chance to relax. As your sign mate Henry Miller wrote: “Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack.” AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’re powerful, and you’ll walk a fine line between being influential and being manipulative. Manipulation is when you trick someone into wanting what you’d like them to want and make them believe it was their idea all along. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Before you invent new methods to attain your goals, make sure you’ve given the old ones a try. The action that will be most effective may also be so obvious that it’s easy to miss.


that they never text or talk on their cellphones when behind the wheel. Their cars were equipped with cameras for a few months, and even though they knew they were being watched, most youngsters exhibited the behavior they said they would never do. The teens were also set up with actors who pretended to be drunk or high on drugs. Despite the doubt on many faces, most let the actor grab the keys and get behind the wheel. It’s the power of peer pressure; too many youngsters go along with the crowd unless someone is strong enough to take a stand. In the “Dateline” episode, a girl whose un-

cle was killed in a drunk driving accident was the strong one. Parents need to be persistent and specific with their instructions, the “Dateline” experts said, and be mindful of their own behavior. If you don’t want your children to text and drive, don’t do it yourself. “We’ve all had that moment when kids are throwing back what you should or shouldn’t do to your face,” Morales said. Aside from not getting into vans or giving out personal information to strangers, one tip “Dateline” offers regarding strangers is for children to stand up and look straight into the person’s eyes. Confidence could

scare away someone looking to prey on a vulnerable person. Watching their children via the hidden cameras is frequently nerve-racking and emotional. “Dateline” dials up the drama, with Morales saying it “could be their worst parenting nightmare or their proudest moment.” She doesn’t shy away from the experience herself, setting up her son Josh in the experiment with the actor driving the ice cream truck. “It’s hard for me to watch,” she said, before the tears flowed. Did she cry because her son had learned his lessons well or forgot them? That’s a “Dateline NBC” mystery to be revealed today.

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Misc. Items for 0563 Sale

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Garage/Estate 0151 Sales

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2 PAIR of 29" antique brass lamps - no shades, $10 per pair. 662-603-2185. WASHER & DRYER set, Kenmore, $250; MAYTAG dryer, $150. 662-665-1014 after 5 p.m.

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0521 Equipment

(2) BOLEN'S weed eaters, one for $30 & one for $40. 662-415-3770. GAS LAWN mower, used 3 times, Briggs & Stratton weed eater, $120. Call 286-2661. JOHN DEERE 42" cut riding mower, commercial/industrial, Kawasaki engine, auto. drive, new battery, $325. 662-415-3770.

Sporting 0527 Goods 30-30 MARLIN, for sale or trade, 3x9x50 scope, $300 firm. 287-9479. GLENFIELD MARLIN 30-30 rifle, $225. 662-720-6855. SAVAGE, 22 bolt action rifle, $100. 662-720-6855.

0533 Furniture

$19.10 (Does not include commercial business sales)

COUCH & LOVESEAT, hunter green, w/safari pillows, $150. 662-603-5277.

Restaurant 0548 Equipment (2) BIG commercial soup pots, both $50. 662-872-5051.

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0212 Professional

(4) BIG oven pans with handles, 30 each, all for $120. 662-872-5051.

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BLACK COFFEE table bases w/coffee design, 20 @ $10, total $200. 662-872-5051.

Employment Plus has Immediate need for Display Assemblers! $8.00 to $8.50 per Hour plus Benefits. Experience with production line work, assembly or other manufacturing experience a plus.Must have High School Diploma or GED. Must be willing to submit to a drug screen and background check. JOB FAIRS: April 16th - Super 8 • Time: 9:00am to Noon 110 Hospitality Avenue • Booneville, MS

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CHINA, DISHES, cups, saucers, $50. 662-872-5051.

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STAINLESS S T E E L ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR, shelves, 8', $ 5 0 . Jazzy selects 6, 1 yr old, like new, charged up & 662-872-5051. ready to use. $450. UNDERCOVER MICRO- 662-415-1626 WAVE, $100. COLLECTION OF approx. 662-872-5051. 80 hardback & paperback books on Guns & DRIVERS: Wanted to 0554 Rent/Buy/Trade Hunting, from the 60's, DEDICATED OPERATION 70's & 80's. $400 for all. -New Pay Package! M&M. CASH for junk cars 286-5758. -$1,050/week avg. -Hometime d u r i n g & trucks. We pick up. 662-415-5435 o r LIGHTED, REVOLVING week & jewelry case, $300. 731-239-4114. every other weekend 287-3265. -Insurance benefits Misc. Items for SET OF Christmas dishes -Class A CDL required 0563 Sale 800-605-1563 & Christmas goblets, LinkAmerica Dedicated FREE ADVERTISING. Ad- service for 12. $20. vertise any item valued 662-203-2185. at $500 or less for free. SET OF Corelle dishes, The ads must be for priPETS off white with red & vate party or personal blue border, service for merchandise and will 8 includes plates, cups, exclude pets & pet sup0320 Cats/Dogs/Pets plies, livestock (incl. saucers, cereal/soup bowls, salad/dessert ADBA REG. Pit Bull pup- chickens, ducks, cattle, plates, $20. pies, 12 wks. old, both goats, etc), garage 662-603-2185. parents on site, $100 sales, hay, firewood, & automobiles . To take TRAMPOLINE, IN good each. 662-603-9832. KITTENS 7 wks. Free. advantage of this pro- cond., $85. 662-872-3037. Beaut black, tame, used gram, readers should simply email their ad to kids. 662-396-1634 REAL ESTATE FOR RENT to: or mail the FARM ad to Free Ads, P.O. Box Unfurnished 1800, Corinth, MS 38835. 0610 Apartments Please include your adFarm dress for our records. 2 BR apt., $400; 2 BR 0470 Equipment Each ad may include house, $600; 1 BR furn. 5 FT. drag type bush- only one item, the item apt., $650. 287-4848. hog, $200.662-720-6855. must be priced in the 2 BR, stove/refrig. furn., ad and the price must W&D hookup, CHA. be $500 or less. Ads may 287-3257. MERCHANDISE be up to approximately 20 words including the MAGNOLIA APTS. 2 BR, phone number and will stove, refrig., water. Household 0509 Goods run for five days. $365. 286-2256.

BLACK WOODED daybed w/wooden knobs on posts, $250. 662-223-4294.

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SOUP W A R M E R for BLACK WALL mount counter top in kitchen, document holder w/key lock, $25. 662-872-5051. $50. 662-872-5051.

(2) BLACK or (2) stainless 6' shelves with 6 shelves, $125 each. 662-872-5051.

FOAM CUPS, lids, etc. $50. 662-872-5051. LADLE TONGS, small wares, all for $50. 662-872-5051. MOTION ACTIVATED towel dispenser battery, blue & clear, 662-872-5051. RACK ON wheels with & for Bun Pans, 24 pans also, $150. 662-872-5051.

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Unfurnished 0610 Apartments

Mobile Homes 0741 for Sale


DOWNTOWN, 2 BR, 2 BA Homes for apt. w/balcony view. 0710 Sale Most util. incl. $550 mo., $550 d e p . 3 BR, 2 BA, 2600 sq. ft., 1 acre, Kossuth Sch. Dist. 662-279-6114. $159,000. 287-2735 or FREE MOVE IN (WAC): 2 415-6723. BR, 1 BA, stove & refrig., W&D hookup, CR 735, 5007 PEBBLE BEACH Section 8 apvd. $400 Cove, Shiloh Ridge, 3BR, mo. 287-0105. 2 1/2 BA, 2400 sf, new, WEAVER APTS 504 N. $218,000. 662-284-6252. Cass 1 br, scr.porch. w/d $375+util, 286-2255. HUD PUBLISHER’S Homes for NOTICE 0620 Rent All real estate adver2 BR, 1 computer room, tised herein is subject C/H/A, stove, refrig., to the Federal Fair D/W, garage, storage, Housing Act which patio, cottage style, no makes it illegal to adanimals. Rental ref. & vertise any preference, dep. req'd. $475 mo. limitation, or discrimination based on race, 286-6707. color, religion, sex, 3 BR, 2 BA, 2143 HWY 72. handicap, familial status $750 mo., $750 dep. or national origin, or in662-279-9024. tention to make any FOR RENT OR SALE: Over such preferences, limi2500 sq. ft., Oak Forest, tations or discrimina12 CR 321, 2 lg. decks, 2 tion. ac, $800 mo./$300 dep. State laws forbid discrimination in the sale, 731-439-6314. rental, or advertising of FOR SALE OR LEASE: real estate based on New energy efficient 3 factors in addition to BR, 2 BA. Lease: $750 those protected under mo., $800 dep. Pickwick federal law. We will not Southside area. Days knowingly accept any 662-415-3408, a f t e r advertising for real es5-731-689-5388. tate which is in violaSMALL 2 BR, 1 BA, stove, tion of the law. All perrefrig., W&D hookup, sons are hereby inHwy 356, Jacinto. $350 formed that all dwellmo., $350 d e p . ings advertised are available on an equal 662-603-3596. opportunity basis.

Mobile Homes 0675 for Rent

NEW LISTING! Kossuth Area, $118,000. 1681 sq. 3 BR, 1 BA m.h., 28 CR ft. brick on 4-level acres 174, $300 mo., $100 dep. w/720 sq. ft. shop. 284-8396. Move-in ready. Call 3 BR, 2 BA trailer, Strick- T a m m y @ land area. 286-2099 or 662-284-7345/Corinth 808-2474. Realty to see and buy!


0747 Homes for Sale

NEW 3 Bedroom with Glamour Master Bath Payments under $300/month Vinyl siding Shingle roof Energy Savings Package Central Heat/Air NEW 2 BR Homes Underpinning Del. & setup Appliances & MORE!! $25,950.00 WINDHAM HOMES Clayton Homes Corinth, MS Supercenter of Corinth, 287-6991 1/4 mile past hospital on 72 West.

1994 CAVALIER, 16x80, 3 BR, 2 BA, good cond., must be moved. $18,000. 662-808-3700.

0860 Vans for Sale '10 WHITE 15-pass. van, 3 to choose from. 1-800-898-0290 or 728-5381.


NEW 3 BR, 1 BA HOMES Del. & setup $29,950.00 0804 Boats for Sale Clayton Homes Supercenter of Corinth 25' PONTOON w/top, 1/4 mile past hospital seats 16, stereo, lots of '88 4X4 Toyota. 4WD. on 72 West. storage, $ 7 0 0 0 . Works good. 18,000 mi. on 22R rebuilt motor. 662-427-9063. Needs intake gasket. NEW 4 BR, 2 BA home $1200. 731-439-1834 Auto/Truck Del. & setup General Help $44,500 0848 Parts & 0232 Clayton Homes Accessories Supercenter of FOR SALE: LEER Camper Corinth, 1/4 mi. past shell for 2004 to 2009 hospital on 72 West F150 FORD super cab 662-287-4600 truck, $75. Call 662-287-9512.



Home Improvement & Repair

'08 CHEVY HHR LT, ltr, I DO IT ALL! Painting int. moon roof, 33k, $11,900. & ext., pressure wash1-800-898-0290 or ing: driveways, patios, 728-5381. decks, houses; carpentry, plumbing, laminate flooring installation & FINANCIAL Trucks for more. If you need it 0864 Sale fixed, don't hesitate to call. No job too small. '05 GMC Crew Cab LTR, LEGALS Guar. work. Free est. 38k, #1419. $16,900. 662-284-6848. 1-800-898-0290 or 728-5381. HANDY-MAN REPAIR

'08 DODGE RAM 1500, 4x4, crew cab, red, $23,400. 1-800-898-0290 or 728-5381.


0868 Cars for Sale

Home Improvement & Repair

BUTLER, DOUG: Foundation, floor leveling, bricks cracking, rotten wood, basements, shower floor. Over 35 yrs. exp. Free est. 731-239-8945 or 662-284-6146.

Spec. Lic. & Bonded, plumbing, electrical, floors, woodrot, carpentry, sheetrock. Res./com. Remodeling & repairs. 662-286-5978.

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Auto Services






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Exc. cond. inside & out. Mechanically sound cond. Leather seats, only 98,000 mi reg.

Put your automobile, truck, SUV, boat, tractor, motorcycle, RV & ATV here for $39.95 UNTIL SOLD! Here’s How It Works: Your ad will be composed 1 column wide and 2 inches deep. The ad will run each day in the Daily Corinthian until your vehicle sells. Ad must include photo, description, and price. You provide the photo. Certain restrictions apply. 1. No dealers. 2. Non-commercial only 3. Must pay in advance. No exceptions. 4. Single item only. 5. Categories included are auto, motorcycle, tractor. boat, RV and ATV 6. After every 30 DAYS, advertised price of listing needs to be reduced. 7. NO REFUNDS for any reason 8. NON-TRANSFERABLE. Call 287-6147 to place your ad!

2005 Buick LeSabre, 1 owner,

immaculate cond., 57,000 miles, new tires, leather power bucket heated seat, $11,500. 731-6105822, leave message between 10am-6pm.

2000 DODGE CARAVAN Sports Ed., maroon, looks & drive great, 182k miles.

$2,800 firm. 662-415-0858

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





30 ft., with slide out & built-in TV antenna, 2 TV’s, 7400 miles.

$75,000. 662-287-7734


exc. cond., dealership maintained.


662-462-7158 home or 731-607-6699 cell


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

731-212-9659 731-212-9661.

'97 HONDA GOLD WING, 1500 6 cylinder miles, 3003 Voyager kit. 662-287-8949



$7900 662-728-3193


85,000 actual miles,


662-286-9476 or 662-603-5372


2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van, too many

48,000 miles, 4 cyl., auto., CD, PW, new tires, great gas mileage

extras to list, good travel or work van, will trade or sell.

extended cab, 3rd door, low rider, 5-spd., 2.2 ltr., 4 cyl., runs great,







'03 CHEVY SILVERADO, black, quadra steer (4-wheel steering), LT, 80k miles, loaded, leather, tow package, ext. cab.

$13,000 OBO.



$4800 662-665-6000

1961 CHEV. 2 dr. hardtop (bubble top), sound body, runs. Days only, 662-415-3408.


2002 INTERNATIONAL, Cat. engine

$15,000 REDUCED

1985 GMC Custom Deluxe work truck, heavy duty bed, estate property, $1600. 287-5549 between 9am-5pm.



red with new tan top, 5-speed, 4.6, V-8, Cooper 17” tires, runs great, asking price $5200.

1999 CHEROKEE SPORT 4X4, 6 cyl., all works good except for A/C




2003 Ford Expedition, 1 owner, 140,000 miles, 3rd row seats, rear air, cloth seats, $7000 OBO 662-462-4229



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looks & rides real good!



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

2006 YAMAHA FZI 3k miles, adult owned, corbin seat, selling due to health reasons, original owner.

2004 HONDA 1100 SHADOW Spirit Edition, pearl blue, chrome, saddle bags, windshield, 11,595 orig. miles, tires good cond., road ready,


$4900 286-6103

$3000 662-213-5354




39,000 MILES,


“New” Condition




1991 Ford Econoline Van, 48,000 miles, good cond., one owner, serious interest. $7000 287-5206.




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


2007 Franklin pull camper, 36’, lots of space, 2 A/C units, 2 slide outs, 2 doors, shower & tub, 20’ awning, full kitchen, W&D, $13,000.

2006 Wildcat 30 ft. 5th wheel


FOR SALE 2000 CHRYSLER SEBRING JXI, new paint, new top, gold package, fully loaded

1998 Chevy S-10 LS,

2005 Sunset Creek by Sunny Brook 2-drs., LR & DR slide-outs, kept nice & clean, come with hitch, sway bar, front elect. jack. Kept under shed. $12,500 662-415-1463

2008 Jayco Eagle 5th Wheel 38’, 4 slides, exc. cond., $28,000 firm. Trailer located in Counce, TN. 425-503-5467

215-666-1374 662-665-0209

2003 Honda 300 EX 2007 black plastics & after market parts.

$2,000 $2,500 462-5379 1995 HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER 1200 Screaming Eagle exhaust, only 7K miles, like new,







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

$10,500 $12,000

662-415-8623 or 287-8894 REDUCED

2005 Kawasaki 4-wheeler 4 wheel drive, Brute force, v-twin, 650 cc, 260 hrs., $3550. 662-603-9014


30” ITP Mud Lights, sound bars, 2600 miles.



’04 HONDA SHADOW 750 $



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