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Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Man charged in shooting death

Kelvin McDonald denied bond in death of Samuel Grady

By DEBBIE BURT MYERS Managing Editor

A 22-year-old Philadelphia man will remain in the county jail without bond after being charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of another man Thursday night at an apartment complex off west Main

Street. Bond was denied Monday afternoon for Kelvin McDonald, 22, of 379 Loper St., in connection with the death of the man in the parking lot of the Philadelphia Apartments off Pearl Avenue behind Burger King. Samuel Grady, 28, of 10520 Road 747, died in the county hospital after being shot one time in the right torso at about 8:50 p.m. He was taken by private vehicle to the hospital where he was pronounced dead about 10 p.m. Handcuffed and wearing an

U.S. high court rejects appeal by E.R. Killen

orange jail jumpsuit, McDonald had an initial appearance before Judge S t e v e Cumberland Monday in municipal court. McDonald became visi- Samuel Grady bly upset when the judge told him that he faced a manslaughter charge in con-

District Attorney Mark Duncan said he is not surprised the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from

Gilmore speaking to veterans

Col. Kenny B. "Bert" Gilmore, a Neshoba County native now of Sebastopol, will be the guest speaker at the annual Veterans Day program Monday in DeWitt DeWeese Park. The program will begin at 11 a.m. In case of rain it will be moved to the Veterans of Foreign Wars building on Mississippi 16 east. Kenneth Edwards will serve as master of ceremonies. Aynie Whitlock will sing the national anthem. The Neshoba Central Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps will present the colors. Veterans' groups will place wreaths at the memorial monument. Leavy Shoffner will present the devotional. Gold Star mothers will be recognized. Carr Arthur will introduce the guest speaker. Amelia Henson will pay taps. Col. Gilmore began his military career when he enlisted in the Service Battery, 4th Battalion 114th Field Artillery in Decatur in 1979. Upon commissioning as a second lieutenant through the Army ROTC Program at Mississippi State University in 1983, he was assigned as a field artillery officer and served in numerous positions with the 4th Battalion 114th

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Edgar Ray Killen, convicted of manslaughter in 2005 for the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers in Neshoba County in what became known as the “Mississippi Burning” case. “He has appealed to every court we have and lost every time,” Duncan said. The decision means the justices won't review lower-court rulings that found no violations of Killen's constitutional rights during his trial in Mississippi. Killen, now 88, a former sawmill operator and one-time Baptist preacher, was convicted of manslaughter on June 21, 2005, 41 years to the day after the deaths of Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman. He is serving 60 years in a Mississippi prison. In 1964, Schwerner and Goodman, two white men from New York, came to Mississippi as part of Freedom Summer and teamed up with Chaney, a young black Mississippian, to help register black voters. They were ambushed by members of the Klan in Neshoba County and killed before being buried in an See KILLEN, page 7A

Holiday open house set for Sunday afternoon

More than 10 Philadelphia businesses are expected to participate in Sunday's Holiday Open House. Stores will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. offering a wide variety of holiday gift ideas. What's more, shoppers can register for special cash giveaways. Main Street Director Tim Moore encouraged Philadelphia residents to shop downtown for the holidays starting on Sunday. "Please come kick off your holidays shopping downtown on Sunday," Moore said. "We have everything that you need. You See HOLIDAY, page 10A

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Kelvin McDonald heads to court accompanied by Capt. Dan Refre Monday afternoon.

A $16,130 check from The Mississippi Shelter Agents and Employees Foundation was presented to the Philadelphia Athletic Booster Club Friday night to help fund the new Greg Smith Memorial Weight Room at PHS. Smith began raising money to improve the weigh room prior to his death on June 26. Smith’s wife, Missy, center, and other family members were present for the presentation in Harpole Stadium. Above, from left, Shelter Agent Danny Howell, Missy Smith and Kim Mars, president of the Athletic Booster Club, hold the check.

Shelter donates $16K to PHS project By STEVEN THOMAS Staff Reporter

The Greg Smith Memorial Weight Room at Philadelphia High School moved closer to reality last week with a major donation presented to the Athletic Booster Club. Before a crowded stadium during halftime of Friday night's football game, Philadelphia Shelter Insurance agent Danny Howell presented a check for $16,130 to the Booster Club for the memorial. Smith operated Shelter

Insurance Agency on Holland Avenue before his death on June 26 at age 48. A 1983 graduate of Philadelphia High School, Smith quarterbacked the Tornadoes in 1981 when Marcus Dupree, the most highly sought after running back in the nation, was a senior. The effort to raise money for the weight room started before Smith’s death. Late last year, the new president of Shelter Insurance wanted agents to give back more to local communities so he formed a committee with

that in mind, Howell said. "He started a committee, The Mississippi Shelter Agents and Employees Foundation, that Greg and I were on," Howell said. At the same time Smith had begun to raise funds to refurbish the PHS weight room, he said. After his death, Howell said the committee decided to support his project. “So many people knew him and we wanted to do something in lieu of flowers," Howell said. A goal of $10,000 was set

and the group started to collect funds. By 3 p.m. on Friday, they had collected $14,500 but Howell was determined to continue collecting until the check was delivered later that night. At 7:45 p.m., Howell stood on the Philadelphia High School Football Field with members of the Smith family, the Booster Club and football team and proudly presented a check for $16,130. “It’s a testament to Greg’s life,” he said. “We did it to honor him.” See SMITH, page 9A

Tribe opens new cultural center to showcase Choctaw art exhibits

Several people attended the opening of the new Chahta Immi Cultural Center in the Choctaw Town Center. It replaces the Choctaw Museum and is home to numerous Choctaw art exhibits.


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nection with Grady’s death. When asked if he needed a court appointed attorney, McDonald said he planned to hire his own. McDonald was also charged with shooting into a dwelling. Cumberland set the bond on the shooting into a dwelling charge at $10,000. McDonald refused to sign his initial appearance papers, telling the court that “that man shot at me first. Tell me this is not true. No way.” Three police officers approached


The Chahta Immi Cultural Center, featuring numerous Choctaw art exhibits, has opened at its new location in the Choctaw Town Center. The center replaces the Choctaw Museum which was previously on Industrial Road near the main tribal headquarters. "Many people in our own state have not been exposed to our tribe and have little knowledge about the Choctaws," Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson said. "My sincerest hope is that young and old alike will visit us here on the reservation and explore everything that makes us unique. This



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center, with its treasured displays and stories, will be the perfect location to start the journey." The current exhibits feature and highlight the eight art forms of the Choctaw people: beading, clothing, cooking, dancing, music, pottery, basketry and stickball. “Leaving the Choctaw Museum location has been a hard on all of us who have worked there for years and years,” Spencer said. “We all thought of that as our home. But now this location and this Cultural Center is our new home – one we get to See TRIBE, page 2A


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Of Local Interest

NORTH CALVARY REVIVAL North Calvary Baptist Church will have revival services on Nov. 10-13. The services on Sunday, Nov. 10 will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. A potluck lunch will follow the Sunday morning service. Services Monday through Friday will be at 12 noon and will include a sandwich and chips lunch and at 7 p.m. Bro. Hubert Yates will be the speaker and Karen Cumberland will be in charge of the music. The congregation and pastor of North Calvary extend an invitation to the community to participate in these services.

TRAIL RIDE East Neshoba Fire Department will sponsor a trail ride on Nov. 9 at Sunset Arena beginning at 10 a.m. The cost is $5 per person and kids six and under ride free. Stew will be served after the ride. Everyone welcome to bring wagon, horse, mule or donkey and stay Friday night. The ride will leave the arena, located just off Highway 16 east in Philadelphia, take Highway 491 north and then to three miles and turn left on county Road 2645. For more information call Wayne Eakes at 4167722.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING CHANGE The Neshoba County School District November and December (USPS 377-160)

The Neshoba Democrat is published every Wednesday by The Neshoba Democrat Publishing Co., Inc., 439 Beacon Street, Philadelphia, Miss., James E. Prince III, president. Subscriptions are $26 per year in Neshoba and adjoining counties , $30 in other Mississippi counties and $33 for out of state. Single copy price is 75¢. Periodicals postage paid at Philadelphia, MS. The Democrat reserves the right to reject or edit any or all advertising. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: The Neshoba Democrat, P.O. Box 30, Philadelphia, MS 39350.

regularly scheduled school board meetings have been changed to Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Board Room.

PHS CLASS REUNION Those interested in attending the PHS Class of 1978 reunion can mail payment of $100 to P.O. Box 1488, Philadelphia, MS. 39350. For additional info contact Carl Gary: cell-662-386-9321, home, 662-788-2857 and

ECCC GOSPEL CHOIR TO PERFORM NOV. 13 The East Central Community College Gospel Choir will hold its annual fall concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 in the Vickers Fine Arts Center Auditorium on the Decatur campus. There is no charge for admission and the public is invited to attend. Jerry Smith, vice chairman of the ECCC Board of Trustees, will serve guest speaker. In addition to the EC choir, members of the Junior Angels of Newton will perform. For more information, contact choir sponsor Brenda K. Johnson at 601-635-2111. CAR SHOW, FLEA MARKET, ANTIQUES, CRAFTS, ETC. A car show, flea market, antiques, crafts, etc. will be held Nov. 16 at 8 a.m. at Big Oak United Methodist Church in Kemper County. Booths are available for vendors for $20. For more information call 601-7435758 of 601-743-2682. The church will have food for sale.

FALL FESTIVAL Newton County Academy will host their annual Fall Festival on Nov. 9 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. The event will consist of a variety of food, games, inflatables. This year we will have a live auction beginning at 6 p.m. Preview for the auction is from 4 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Admission for the festival is $1. For more information, please call 601-635-2756.

Cutting the ribbon at the new cultural center are, from left, Jay Wesley, Chris "Speedy" Lewis, Andrew Willis, May McGeisey, Amanda Bell, Martha Spencer, 2013-2014 Choctaw Indian Princess Lanena John, Bogue Chitto Elementary School Princess Naliyah Jim, Chief Phyliss J. Anderson, Bogue Chitto Elementary School Brave Amari Amos, Councilwoman Dorothy Wilson, Councilman Troy Chickaway, DeLaura Saunders, Sherrill Nickey, Lorena Alex, Evaline Davis and Martha Ferguson.


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redesign with new exhibits.” The grand opening featured a traditional Choctaw drummer, honor song performed by Choctaw drum group, and remarks from Chief Anderson, Tribal Council Culture Committee Chair Dorothy

Wilson of the Tucker community and Martha Spencer representing the Chahta Immi Cultural Center. Afternoon activities included a Choctaw artisan marketplace, food vendors, music, guided tours of the facility and a num-

ber of cultural demonstrations from the group Choctaw Expressions. The group provided samplings of storytelling, pottery, beading with pony beads, medallions and rabbit stick throw.

CANCELLED AMERICAN LEGION AND LADIES AUXILIARY MEETING The American Legion Post 138 and Ladies Auxiliary that normally meets the second Tuesday of each month will not meet in November. The next regular meeting will be Dec. 10.

Miss Hospitality. Interested participants should email information to Laura Bailey and Elizabeth Bailey (directors) to

RAFFLE Boys & Girls Club of Neshoba County is selling raffle tickets for a 32 GB Ipad Mini. Chances are $5 each. Drawing will be Dec. 19. Tickets can be purchased at the Boys and Girls Club, 239 Byrd Ave. or from any board member.

MISS HOSPITALITY Selection for Neshoba County’s Miss Hospitality 2014 will begin soon. This scholarship program represents Neshoba County and competes at the state level for title of Mississippi’s

BENEFIT RIDE A benefit ride for Kristina Kitchens will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. from 2945 Risher Road in Carthage. Amount is $10 and 10 and under are free. No firearms or glass bottles. Stew after ride. All proceeds go to Kristina. BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

SHIELD OF FAITH PASTOR ANNIVERSARY Pastor Geneva Blunt will be celebrating her 5th year anniversary at Shield of Faith Ministries. This will be held on Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. Co-pastor Judy Howard of

The public is welcome to visit the Chahta Immi Cultural Center. Groups interested in visiting and setting up cultural workshops can call the CICC for more information. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. General admission is $5, with education and military discount admission $3. Passes for tribal members are $2 with Tribal identification. Seniors (57 and above) and children are free.

Higher Dimension will be the guest speaker.

PROGRAM There will be a quartet/choir program at Mt. Zion UMC, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. Some of the groups/choir that will be on program is as follows: Mt. Enon Choir, Kings of Joy and Pleasant Valley Church. Sponsored by the Mt. Zion Lodge #185.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Party loyalty rules DC

To the editor: Your editorial “Stoning the Tea Partiers” was right on the money. Congress does not listen to those who elected them, as intended by our founding fathers. Rigid Party loyalty rules our lawmakers. Congress used to be "the smartest guys in the room." Not any more. ObamaCare, as we have seen


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ing will be held Nov. 11. It will be held at 5:30 p.m. at East Philadelphia Baptist Church. All caregivers and family members of persons with Alzheimers and other dementias are urged to

in the first four weeks, is not working as advertised. The web site doesn't work, insurance premiums are rising dramatically, policies are being cancelled. None of which was forseen by these smartest guys in the room. The president's promise "you can keep your doctor, period" may be true but you can no longer afford to because you no longer have insurance or the deductibles are too high.


FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT GOD’S TABERNACLE God’s Tabernacle would like to invite everyone to come and worship with them in songs of praise, a skit and worship. This event will be held on Nov. 17 at 2:30 p.m. The speaker for this great occasion will be Evangelist Sarah

The TV talking heads say be patient, it will work eventually. In this land of 316 million people I have yet to hear a single positive result. Surely the national media can find one success story. No! Keep writing the truth. I seldom agree with your views on local politics but your editorials on National politics are well written and refreshing. Chris Rowell

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MEN’S DAY PROGRAM God’s Tabernacle Church will have a Men’s Day Program on Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. Pastor is Rev. Norman Nash.

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Truth, justice and progress, without fear or favor JAMES E. PRINCE III, Editor and Publisher

• DEBBIE BURT MYERS, Managing Editor • MANDY MEAZELL FARROW, Advertising Director • STEVE SWOGETINSKY, Sports Editor

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Veterans Day and liberty EDITORIALS

Monday is Veterans Day and our community will pause for an annual ceremony to respectfully acknowledge the sacred trust our nation has with those who wear the uniform of the United States of America. American veterans deserve our deepest appreciation and respect, from those brave souls present when the first shots of the American Revolution were fired at Lexington in 1775 to those who have served — or still serve today — in Afghanistan and other remote lands and on the seas. In war and in peace, our military men and women serve with honor. They are our best and brightest. Nov. 11, 1918, is the day the First World War — ironically, the war to end all wars — ended, at 11 a.m., the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. A 1926 Congressional resolution authorizing the legal holiday encouraged the people of the United States “to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.” But just over a decade later, war broke out in Europe and 16.5 million Americans would be called to serve — and more than 400,000 died, nearly 300,000 in battle. The Allied victory in World War II liberated Europe from Hitler’s reign and Nazi Germany’s control. Veterans of that era have a real sense of good and evil in the world. Our country was united in its goal of defeating Hitler’s tyranny and evil. The notion of American exceptionalism so prevalent during World War II — before modern liberalism infected many of our academic and religious institutions — is discounted today, but not by our veterans. Our American exceptionalism is rooted in the belief that America was founded — like

NOV. 3, 1933 Work on the big meat curing plant of the Mississippi Utilities Co. has been completed, with a public demonstration of meat cutting and curing process to be at the plant on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. --Members of the local Rotary Club enjoyed a chicken spaghetti supper at the City Park last Monday night, as guests of the Rotary Anns of the club.

NOV. 5, 1943 PFC. Robert R. Barham Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Barham of city, Rt. 5, reports that he gets The Democrat regularly in the South Pacific where he is serving Uncle Sam with the U. S. Marines. He enjoys the hometown paper very much, he says. --Marvin B. Henley was high man in Tuesday's general election in a field of six aspirants for the position of Representative in the state Legislature from Neshoba County.

NOV. 4, 1953 From School Daze column: Congratulations to the sophomore class for working hard enough to make their candidates, Winkie Glover and Sheila Stubbs, Senior King and Queen of the Halloween Carnival.

NOV. 7, 1963 The beautification committee of the Chamber of Commerce has asked permis-

no other nation — on liberty, a constitution of limited government with enumerated powers and the well-being of ordinary citizens who possess “certain unalienable Rights.” That’s what our veterans have fought for, and our country will prevail so long as that holds true. Yet, today we see individual liberties being stripped away. The state is at the center of modern liberalism. That’s why after World War II there was such a rise in the government’s role in addressing economic and social issues that should be handled at the local level and not by a big, central government. It was a group of veterans from Mississippi who won the budget shutdown battle a few weeks ago when they stormed the closed World War II memorial. And so perhaps it is the dead memorialized at our war monuments whom we will remember most on Monday. With respect for and in recognition of the contributions all our servicemen and women have made to the cause of peace and freedom around the world, we should give thanks to Almighty God for His protection and pray His continued blessing upon our free land. The cost of freedom is high. Still fresh on our minds are the deaths of two native sons in Iraq nine years ago, 1st Lt. Matthew Ryan Stovall, 25, and Sgt. Joshua S. Ladd, 20. We owe a debt of gratitude to the Stovalls and the Ladds and to all of the others who have made the ultimate sacrifice, a debt that never can be repaid. As we honor those who have served, let us resolve to keep America great by affirming our exceptionalism that’s rooted in individual human liberty, the idea that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”


sion to move the Civil War monument from the northeast corner of the courthouse so that the beautiful magnolia tree will not have to be cut. --Frank Thompson, local manager of Central Electric Association, was elected president of the Chamber of Commerce last week in a special meeting of the Board of Directors for 1964.

NOV. 8, 1973 The Philadelphia Tornadoes pulled out a 26-22 win over the Newton Tigers Friday night on Newton's field. The scoring was led off for Philadelphia by Jay Boler on a 29-yard run. --Marine Pvt. Eddie L. Johnson, son of Mrs. Arceola Johnson, of Rt. 8, graduated from basic training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego.

NOV. 9, 1983 Philadelphia’s Kathy Clemons puts up a jump shot over Neshoba Central's Tracy Donald during the Rockettes' 50-39 win over the Lady Tornadoes last night. --Grant Myers holds the bass he caught while fishing with his grandfather, Rack Burt. It weighed three pounds.

NOV. 3, 1993 Country music star Marty Stuart will speak during the 40th annual meeting of the Philadelphia-Neshoba County


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Chamber of Commerce. --Clint Madison of Philadelphia has been named to receive three rodeo scholarships at the University of Tennessee at Martin for the 1993-94 academic year. Madison will receive the Betsy Ross FFA Scholarship, a UT-Martin Rodeo Fund Scholarship and a Rodeo Booster Club Scholarship.

NOV. 5, 2003 Seaman Recruit James C. "Clay" Graham, 18, of Philadelphia, graduated from the Navy Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, Ill., Friday, Sept. 26. --Kyle Robinson of Philadelphia High School was selected Rotary Student of the Month for October. --Ben Melton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Melton, won first place in the 17-year-old showmanship class at the Mississippi State Fair. Reagan Melton, his sister, won first place in the 16year-old showmanship class at the Fair. Joe Buntyn, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Buntyn, exhibited the champion Santa Gertrudis bull at the Fair. --Philadelphia native Iris Turner Kelso, a retired New Orleans Times-Picayune reporter and columnist whose honey drawl and impeccable manners masked her steely determination to get a good story, died Sunday. She was 76.

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Barbour was never convinced


A new book “Double Down: Game Change 2012,” an expose on what happened behind the scenes during the 2012 presidential election and primaries was released on Tuesday by authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. The sort-of sequel to their last book, “Game Change” on the 2008 campaign, brings to the reader the same high-level sources and trove of insider strategy that shows politicians on the highest level of competition have the same secondguessing, fears and dumb luck (good and bad) that most professionals on every level face in their careers. The 2008 book was an enjoyable read for this Republican, at least the first two-thirds which focused mainly on the battles, insults and machinations between Democrats seeking the nomination: Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. I knew how it ended, but it was enjoyable to read. So while I know how their new book ends as well, I still look forward to reading the behind-the-scenes intrigue of “Double Down.” One chapter in particular describes the plans behind former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour’s consideration of running for president in 2012. According to the authors, “Barbour had considered entering the 2008 field. Less than halfway through his first term as governor, he convened a secret meeting in Jackson of his closest advisers and his wife, Marsha, to start planning a White house run. But then Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005 and blew it all away. Barbour realized he had no choice but to seek a second gubernatorial term to complete the recovery efforts.” Those efforts “won wide praise” and four years later talk about a Barbour began again. Barbour commissioned Scott Reed (Dole’s 1996 campaign manager) to conduct self opposition research and see if a run would be feasible and whether

New book on presidential election thriller for those who want inside scoop.

he could win the nomination over those considering a run, like former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. The authors write, “To say Barbour and Romney were oil and water severely understated the case. Romney respected Barbour’s political mind and instincts but was astonished by how much Haley drank. Barbour, meanwhile, respected almost nothing about Romney professionally, considered him self-centered, tin-eared, and inauthentic. ‘The guy’s never said a sentence to me that’s spontaneous,’ Barbour told his people.” Barbour believed Romney’s weakness would “attract a large, unruly field, and that’ll be bad for the party.” The book describes conversations among Barbour, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. Daniels and Barbour wanted Bush to run. Absent his entrance to the race, Daniels and Barbour each tried to convince the other to get in the race. Several governors were hesitant about Romney running including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. When Barbour told Kasich he was considering the run, Kasich signed up for Team Barbour “on the spot.” The book notes Barbour conducted a meet and greet on April 14 in New Hampshire, followed the next night by a speech to the Charleston County Republican Party in South Carolina (and winning their straw poll), had already stumped in Iowa, raised money in California, and presented a presidential style economic speech in Chicago. He looked primed to announce in May of 2011. “He laid off the bourbon, losing twenty pounds, and slipped away to the Mayo Clinic in April

to secure a clean bill of health,” the authors write, “His trips to the early states were going well; he was receiving a warm reception for his stances on three big issues on which he planned to run on Romney’s (and much of the party’s) left: immigration reform, a fairly quick exit from Afghanistan, and cutting defense spending.” But Barbour himself wasn’t convinced. He had seen former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson’s 2008 campaign implode; didn’t want to run based on ego like former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and considered even a successful run a “life sentence” with two years to run, and potentially eight years to govern. He was concerned about his family and their lives. “It would be hard for anybody from Mississippi to beat the first black president, Barbour told Daniels, who didn’t disagree,” the book recounts, “Barbour thought back to 2008 and how Katrina had dashed his plans. In presidential politics, he believed, your time only comes around once, and maybe that was it – maybe, Haley thought, he’d missed his moment.” On April 25, Barbour convened a conference call with his campaign and told them he didn’t “have the fire in my belly to make this race.” There is more on Barbour’s insights and impact on the 2012 campaign including his work on a “white-knight scenario” to recruit Daniels or Christie or another Republican to enter the race late, sweep the final states, and take the battle to the convention in Tampa to select the nominee. For those details and other juicy tidbits, you’ve got to read the book.

Brian Perry is a columnist for the Madison County Journal and a partner with Capstone Public Affairs, LLC. Reach him at or @CapstonePerry on Twitter.

Healthcare speech Obama didn’t give


It’s now a matter of bipartisan consensus that President Barack Obama should have been more honest and forthright in selling his health-care plan. Here is the transcript of the speech he never gave: Hello, St. Paul! It is so good to be back in the great state of Minnesota. Go Gophers! [We love you!] I love you back! [Stomping, cheers.] I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’ve been talking about health-care reform a little lately. [Laughter.] I want to set the record straight on a few things today. Republicans are out there scaring folks, and saying that they’ll lose their insurance. [Boos, jeers.] No, no — hey, just because they don’t care about people doesn’t mean they are wrong about everything. [Laughter, applause.] And they’re right about this. Some folks are going to lose their insurance. Millions of them, in fact. Let me be clear: Just because you have insurance you like, doesn’t mean you can keep it. If it doesn’t meet the new federal standards, your plan is going to get canceled. I guarantee it. Some of my political advisers say, “Hey, you can’t go out and tell people that, Obama. It doesn’t test well. People hate it in the polls.” And you know what I told them? “I ... don’t ... care ... about ... the polls.” [Applause] I said: “That’s the old politics. That’s what wrong with Washington, D.C., right there. If you think I’m going to go out and lie about my plan, you’ve got the wrong guy. What did you think hope and change were all about?” [Laughter, applause.] So, yeah, some of you are going to lose your insurance. Now, because of the marketplace we’ll set up, you’re going to go online and shop for new insurance. Some of you are

But we put a man on the moon! There’s no way we’re going to mess up a healthcare law. Not on my watch.

going to get a better deal. If you don’t make much money, you’re going to get help from the government. [Cheers.] But let me be clear again — and Axelrod hates this part [Laughter] — many of you are going to pay more than you did before. Maybe double. Because all of these new regulations cost money. You don’t believe in a free lunch, do you? [Confused murmurs.] What we’re proposing is to get young, healthy people onto the exchanges so they can subsidize everyone else, by buying coverage they don’t want or need at a price that is higher than before. Why would they do that, you ask? [Faint laughter.] That’s what the individual mandate is all about. We’ve got to force them. As for the doctor you like, you might not be able to keep him or her, either. [Murmurs.] If you have to change your plan, your doctor may not be in the network. And to try to keep costs down, the networks in the exchanges are really narrow. By the way, top hospitals probably aren’t going to accept a lot of plans from the exchanges, either. Some of my friends on my side of the aisle try to minimize all this. They say that the bill has a grandfather clause. Wait until you see the regulations we write on that one — there will barely be a grandfather clause left. They say that only the 5 percent of people who get their insurance through the individual market will lose their plans. But that’s still millions of people. Now, I can hear some of you right now saying that universal

coverage is worth it. [Yeah.] But let’s be careful about that. The respected Congressional Budget Office says under my plan tens of millions of people will still be uninsured in 2020. So that’s why I wanted to come here today, St. Paul. I wanted to tell you the hard truths. I know you can handle them. [Isolated clapping.] I know you will still support my plan, which, admittedly, is a little complicated. But we put a man on the moon! There’s no way we’re going to mess up a healthcare law. Not on my watch. Thank you, St. Paul.

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Ron Fournier writes in the National Journal: It might not seem possible that President Obama could do more harm to his credibility and the public’s faith in government than misleading Americans about health insurance reform. But he can. The president is now misleading the public about his deception. In a speech Monday night to his political team, Obama said: “Now, if you have or had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law and you really liked that plan, what we said was you can keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law passed.” No, no, no, no, no--that’s not what the Obama administration said. What it said was: “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”

BIBLE SELECTION For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. — Romans 13:6 ESV

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Presidential judicial appointments CHARLES BLOW

One thing that often gets lost in the momentto-moment measurements of a president’s efficacy and his legacy is one of the most enduring and resilient effects he can have on American life: court appointments. Last week we were reminded once again of how much sway federal judges hold as they dealt several setbacks to liberal causes. The conservative Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down the birth control mandate in the Affordable Care Act, which required employers to offer contraceptive coverage to their employees. The conservative 5th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated most of Texas’ new abortion restrictions that a federal district judge, Lee Yeakel, had struck down as imposing an undue burden on women seeking abortions. And the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals halted sweeping changes to New York City’s outrageous stop-and-frisk policy, changes called for by Judge Shira A. Scheindlin of U.S. District Court in Manhattan who found, “The city acted with deliberate indifference toward the NYPD’s practice of making unconstitutional stops and conducting unconstitutional frisks.” Supreme Court justices as well as federal court of appeals and district court judges are presidential appointees. This is where a president can exert power long after he has officially faded from power. And that is exactly what President Barack Obama is doing. “The federal judiciary — long the province and priority of Republicans — is turning more Democratic,” USA Today reported. “The number of full-time federal judges named by Democratic presidents will draw even Friday with the number named by Republicans, following two retirements. The next of Obama’s nominees to replace a Republican-named judge will tilt the balance in Democrats’ favor; that majority will grow for the remainder of his term.”

Federal judgeships must be a paramount consideration in picking the next president. Four justices are 75 or older. That means that the direction of the highest court could fall to the next president.

And then there’s the Supreme Court, dominated by conservatives, which, strangely, more people have deemed too liberal than too conservative since Obama was elected, according to Gallup. In fact, the Supreme Court has not been dominated by Democratic appointees since the 1960s. The current split is five Republican appointees to four Democratic appointees, two of whom were named by Obama. Four justices are 75 or older. That means that the direction of the highest court could fall to the next president. Federal judgeships must be a paramount consideration in the picking of the next president. Consider the judicial leanings of the leading Republican contenders for president in 2016 and the effects they could have on the future of the nation’s courts. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been blunt and unapologetic, as is his wont, about his judicial philosophy in regard to his state’s Supreme Court. In August, he reiterated, “Even before I officially became governor I made clear it was my intention to reshape the court.” And in 2010 he refused to reappoint New Jersey’s only black Supreme Court justice. The New York Times editorial page called that move “a case of political overreach” and “a national disgrace.” In Louisiana, Gov. Bobby Jindal last year challenged a federal court ruling that allowed Bernette Johnson to become the court’s first black chief justice. Part of what was at issue was that she was initially appointed to the state Supreme Court in a settlement with the federal government over discrimination on the court. Johnson was elevated in spite of Jindal’s challenge. When the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed Obamacare last year, Rand Paul issued a statement saying, “Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so.” Um, sir, that’s exactly what it means. After the court’s rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 this summer, Sen. Marco Rubio issued a statement saying the court had “overstepped” on DOMA. But, he added: “I do not believe there exists a federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage. Therefore, I am glad the Supreme Court did not create one in the Proposition 8 case.” Sen. Ted Cruz is the former solicitor general of Texas and has argued before the Supreme Court nine times, including once to persuade the court “not to release Michael Haley, who had been sentenced to 14 years in prison for stealing a calculator from a Wal-Mart, even though the maximum was two years under state law,” according to The Times. Cruz understands the judicial stakes well, saying last year at the Values Voter Summit that the country was “only one justice away from a radical five justice liberal majority on the Supreme Court.” Charles Blow is of The New York Times.

Taxpayer funds fighting Kemper? PATRICK CAGLE

A hit dog will holler, and that is exactly what the Institute for Technology Development (ITD) and Bigger Pie Forum’s Kelley Williams is doing. However, his response to the allegations that ITD is misusing taxpayer money raises more questions than it answers. The controversy stems from the use of proceeds ITD earned using millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies given to them over two decades to support their efforts to promote technology-based economic development in Mississippi. In its most recent IRS filing, ITD stated that “basically all activities were phased out in the 2009 fiscal year.” They also reported residual assets worth nearly five million dollars. Williams, a director of ITD, has recently been forced to admit that Bigger Pie Forum, a newly formed organization that he chairs, has received some of ITD’s unused funds. Under Williams’ direction, Bigger Pie Forum is using the money from ITD to fund its fight against a power plant being constructed in Kemper County, one of the state’s largest technology-based economic development projects. Williams reluctantly confirmed rumors of the money transfer shortly after JobKeeper Alliance made the public aware of the issue by asking State Auditor Stacey Pickering to investigate the possible misuse of taxpayer money by ITD. Instead of explaining why he used public funds to fund a personal agenda, Williams responded to our call for an investigation with self-righteous indignation and untrue attacks against those seeking to hold him accountable. Desperate to take the spotlight off himself and his organizations, Williams is relying on an anti-union sentiment as a last-ditch effort to save face. In truth, he feels threatened by the fact that JobKeeper Alliance is a bipartisan 501c(4) nonprofit formed as a partnership between the conservative business community and labor groups. The bond forged between these unlikely allies is their shared desire to create and protect quality jobs. Williams has tried his best to paint JobKeeper as a partisan front for Alabama unions, but that dog won’t hunt. His obvious attempt to mischaracterize the organization I represent is repudiated by my personal and professional background. In the 2012 Republican Primary, I ran as a delegate for Mitt

The controversy stems from the use of proceeds ITD earned using millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies given to them over two decades to support their efforts to promote technology-based economic development in Mississippi.

Romney. Over the last 18 months, I have worked hand in hand with notable business groups and labor organizations that have never before worked together to advance a shared interest. This uncommon alliance has emerged as the preeminent advocate for jobs in a wide-range of industries, including mining, energy, and transportation infrastructure. JobKeeper Alliance is a far cry from what Williams describes. While it is true that we are based in Alabama, JobKeeper Alliance is interested and involved in a number of issues across several states, including Mississippi. As Williams points out, we are deeply interested in an investigation to review the transfer of ITD funds that Bigger Pie Forum is using to fight against a project responsible for 6,000 Mississippi jobs. But we are also deeply concerned in other Mississippi matters. This includes escalating protests by Sierra Club and other radical environmental activists seeking to delay - and eventually stop - construction of the final segments of an oil sands pipeline stretching from Alabama to Mississippi. These activists are fighting a philosophical battle against oil sands with the potential of disrupting the base oil project nearing completion at Chevron’s Pascagoula refinery. Williams is making patently false statements about JobKeeper in a desperate attempt to shift the public’s attention away from the real issue: ITD’s possible misuse of public funds. Though shortsighted, that strategy is better than issuing a response that raises more concerns than it addresses. On August 20, 2013, ITD and Bigger Pie Forum issued a joint press release falsely claiming that ITD has not received taxpayer money since 1995, and that investments “constitute ITD’s only source of funds since the mid-1990s.” Nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, public records clearly show ITD was appropriated tax-

payer funds in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001. This verified lie damages ITD’s creditability and once again underscores the need for an independent investigation. That same joint release stated that “ITD formed Bigger Pie Forum as a Mississippi limited liability company to continue its mission of education and promotion of economic development.” It is notable that this revelation marks the first time ITD or Bigger Pie Forum has publicly mentioned any direct connection between the two entities. What logical reason could ITD have for waiting 19 months to disclose that it created Bigger Pie Forum as a direct subsidiary of ITD, to purportedly continue its mission? Why was the connection only revealed after weeks of intense public scrutiny? What else are Williams and his cohorts hiding from the public? For two decades, ITD operated as a nonprofit organization best described as a quasi-governmental entity. This classification is supported by Miss. Code Ann. § 31-29-1 through § 31-29-29, which codifies the state’s authority to issue bonds to help fund ITD and details the requirement for both legislative and executive branch oversight to ensure the appropriate use of public funds. State law even exempts ITD from having to pay sales tax. Williams’ claim that ITD has no taxpayer money is tantamount to a U.S. Post Office branch being taken off the public dole and then later claiming the money they earned from selling stamps belongs to them, not the taxpayers. We are asking State Auditor Stacey Pickering to look at ITD’s books and determine whose money Bigger Pie Forum is using to fight an economic development project. If Williams and ITD truly believe they are not misusing taxpayer funds, they should welcome an independent audit. The citizens of Mississippi cannot, however, take the word of Williams or ITD, as its credibility has been irreparably harmed by the now confirmed fictions both have willingly perpetuated.

Patrick Cagle is executive director of JobKeeper Alliance, a nonprofit partnership whose mission is to create and protect quality jobs. Email:


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The biggest health care crisis in America right now is not the inexcusably messy rollout of Obamacare. No, far more serious is the kind of catastrophe facing people like Richard Streeter, 47, a truck driver and recreational vehicle repairman in Eugene, Ore. His problem isn’t Obamacare, but a tumor in his colon that may kill him because Obamacare didn’t come quite soon enough. Streeter had health insurance for decades, but beginning in 2008 his employer no longer offered it as an option. He says he tried to buy individual health insurance but, as a lifelong smoker in his late 40s, couldn’t find anything affordable - so he took a terrible chance and did without. At the beginning of this year, Streeter began to notice blood in his bowel movements and discomfort in his rectum. Because he didn’t have health insurance, he put off going to the doctor and reassured himself that it was just irritation from sitting too many hours. “I thought it was driving a truck and being on your keister all day,” he told me. Finally, the pain became excruciating, and he went to a cut-rate clinic where a doctor, without examining him, suggested that it might be hemorrhoids. By September, Streeter couldn’t stand the pain any longer. He went to

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another doctor, who suggested a colonoscopy. The cheapest provider he could find was Dr. J. Scott Gibson, a softhearted gastroenterologist who told him that if he didn’t have insurance he would do it for $300 down and $300 more whenever he had the money. Streeter made the 100-mile drive to Gibson’s office in McMinnville, Ore. and received devastating news. Gibson had found advanced colon cancer. “It was heartbreaking to see the pain on his face,” Gibson told me. “It got me very angry with people who insist that Obamacare is a train wreck, when the real train wreck is what people are experiencing every day because they can’t afford care.” Gibson says that Streeter is the second patient he has had this year who put off getting medical attention because of lack of health insurance and now has advanced colon cancer. So, to those Republicans protesting Obamacare: You’re right that there are appalling problems with the website, but they will be fixed. Likewise, you’re right that President Barack Obama misled voters when he said that everyone could keep their insurance plan, because that’s now manifestly not true

(although they will be able to get new and better plans, sometimes for less money). But how about showing empathy also for a far larger and more desperate group: the nearly 50 million Americans without insurance who play health care Russian roulette as a result. FamiliesUSA, a health care advocacy group that supports Obamacare, estimated last year that an American dies every 20 minutes for lack of insurance. It has been a year since my college roommate, Scott Androes, died of prostate cancer, in part because he didn’t have insurance and thus didn’t see a doctor promptly. Scott fully acknowledged that he had made a terrible mistake in economizing on insurance, but, in a civilized country, is this a mistake that people should die from? “Website problems are a nuisance,” Gibson said. “Life and death is when you need care and can’t afford to get it.” The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council this year ranked the U.S. health care system last or near last in several categories among 17 countries studied. The Commonwealth Fund put the United States dead last of seven industrialized countries in health care performance. And Bloomberg journalists ranked the U.S. health care system No. 46 in efficiency worldwide, behind Romania

and Iran. The reason is simple: While some Americans get superb care, tens of millions without insurance get marginal care. That’s one reason life expectancy is relatively low in America, and child mortality is twice as high as in some European countries. Now that’s a scandal. Yet about half the states are refusing to expand Medicaid to cover more uninsured people - because they don’t trust Obamacare and want it to fail. The result will be more catastrophes like Streeter’s. “I am tired of being the messenger of death,” Gibson said. “Sometimes it’s unavoidable. But when people come in who might have been saved if they could have afforded care early on, then to have to tell them that they have a potentially fatal illness - I’m very tired of that.” Streeter met with a radiologist Thursday and is bracing for an arduous and impoverishing battle with the cancer. There’s just one bright spot: He signed up for health care insurance under Obamacare, to take effect Jan. 1. For him, the tragedy isn’t that the Obamacare rollout has been full of glitches, but that it may have come too late to save his life.

Nicholas D. Kristof is of The New York Times.

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him. He was a man of many talents and could design and build just about anything. He made many friends during his life. Grover was a devoted and loving father to his family and wife and a friend to all. He will be greatly missed. Survivors include his wife, Nan McDaniel Cavin; son, David (Patricia) Cavin of Natchez; daughter, Terri Cavin (John) O’Reilly of Pickens; three grandchildren, Melissa, Alex and Lauryn; and one greatgrandchild, Kinsley. He also leaves a large group of extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Joyce Cavin Wilkinson. Pallbearers will be Greg Fagan, Troy Fagan, Michael Warren, Richard Warren, Chad Ridout, Tommy Wayne McDaniel, Jimmy Lee McDaniel and Roger McGraw. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Bowlin, Pete Riser, Clyde Kilpatrick, Bud Dees, Jason Martin, Mike Dallas and Don Boatner.

Nelda Jane King

Services for Nelda Jane King will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. from Conehatta Facility Building. The Rev. Robert Paul Tubby will be officiating. Burial will be in the Choctaw Missionary Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. Ms. King, 56, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Borkum King and Nancy Denson King; and brothers, Adair King, Kinnard King and Addie King. Survivors include her sons, Christopher King and Reno King; sister, Angeline King; brothers, Hugh King, Ferry King and Michael King; and 11 grandchildren.

Robert Lee McPherson

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Dorothy ‘Dot’ Turner Duncan

Services for Dorothy “Dot” Turner Duncan were held Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at 12 noon from Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The Rev. Bob Goodyear officiated. Burial followed in Holy Rosary Cemetery. McClainHays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Duncan, 91, died at home on Oct. 31, 2013. She was born in Neshoba County to Claude and Emma Lewis Turner. She married Andrew Jerome Duncan who was in the United States Army and they lived in many places before he retired and the family moved back to Mississippi. Mrs. Duncan helped establish the Tucker Volunteer Fire Dept. and was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Survivors include her children: Susan Harris, Vickey Timmons, and Steve Duncan; 11 grandchildren and 8 greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her siblings: Red Turner, Elvin Turner, and Nettie Turner Wright; her daughter, Regina Duncan Bosarge; and her husband, Andrew Duncan.

Martha J. Bell

Services for Martha J. Bell were held Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at 2 p.m. from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church. The Rev. Doby Henry officiated. Burial followed in the

Bogue Chitto Community Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Bell, 73, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Choctaw Health Center in Choctaw. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob Frazier and Lavada Sam Frazier; husband, Edmond Bell; sisters, Edna Hickman and Ruth Ann Frazier; brothers, Whitman Frazier, Clayton Frazier and Leroy Frazier. Survivors include her daughters, Tammy Eaves, Cynthia Bell and Crystal Bell; son, Robert Lee Hickman; 7 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

Evie S. Dew

Services for Ms. Evie S. Dew will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at 10 a.m. from John E. Stephens Chapel. The Rev. Duane Morgan and the Rev. J.W. Jenkins will be officiating. Interment will be in Hester Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. Ms. Dew, 97, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Poplar Springs Nursing Home in Meridian. She was born in Kemper County, but made Philadelphia her home. She owned and operated H & H Restaurant before retiring. She was a Methodist. Ms. Dew was preceded in death by her parents, George Robert Smith and Roma Ivy Eubanks Smith; and husband, R.C. Dew. Survivors are several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Glen Griffin, James Todd, Zachary Todd, Douglas Walker, Charles Williams and J.J. Jenkins.

Jerry Lewis Coleman

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earthen dam. Their bodies were found weeks later after an intense search. The deaths were dramatized in the 1988 movie ``Mississippi Burning.'' On Monday, his attorney, Rob Ratliff of Mobile, told The Clarion-Ledger that he vowed to keep fighting, saying the “legal options are not over. Several other options exist in the course of having proper judicial review of a conviction and sentencing that failed to meet our respected standards.” Justices were not asked to rule on substantive issues, but to recognize Killen’s constitutional right to due process, Ratliff wrote in an email to the Jackson newspaper. “The Court was severely limited in its time and resources

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We hope everyone had a good week and feels blessed. We got some much needed rain and cool temperatures. Fall is a wonderful time of the year. It was pretty Saturday for the flea market crowd. A lot of people were out. It needs to be on the list for out of towners to see, a lady that has relatives in the Fork community said. We say congratulations to Bro. Sam Fulton and the Pentecostal Outreach Ministry. They now have a new church next to Northside Park. We hate for the little church house on the hill on Fork Road to be empty but we hear Sister Rachel Wilson will be renting it to another congregation soon. Nelda Harmond called Saturday. She is doing good, she said. Jessie and Bobbie Nell Thrash have been sick. So has David, Jessica, Lilly Anna Rose and Ashton. Andrew Thrash and his wife have a little baby girl so that makes Jessie and Bobby Nell great-grandparents again. Pray for Diane Clark,

to properly digest the questions posed in Mr. Killen’s petition,” he wrote. “The literally hundreds of petitions disposed of this week by the Supreme Court indicates that important constitutional issues impacting rights of liberty and justice may not be given their proper review.” Killen’s lawyers raised several arguments in his appeals, including that his defense team didn't do a good job in representing him at trial in Neshoba County. They also argued that his constitutional rights were violated by the decades-long delay between the deaths and his indictment, by variances between the charges in the indictment and the jury's verdict, and by prosecutors' alleged failure to turn over evidence that

could prove his innocence. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate in Jackson, Miss., and the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals both rejected Killen's appeals before the case went to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1967, seven men were convicted of federal charges of violating the civil rights of the men killed. None served more than six years in prison. The trial for Killen on the federal charges ended in a hung jury. Killen, once a part-time preacher, was the only person indicted in 2005 when prosecutors brought the first state charges. He was indicted on murder charges but jurors were given the option to convict him of manslaughter, which they did.

Jonathon Nelson, Rachel Dunn, Clara Dunn, Barbara Sullivan and Todd Pilgrim and Shonda Ryals. Pray for all our veterans and their families. Pray for all the sick people out in the Fork and lift them up for healing. Happy birthday to everyone having a birthday in the Fork community. Our son-in-law Todd Pilgrim had a birthday on Friday, Nov. 1. Nick Glass had a birthdau Nov. 2 and Marshell Coats’ birthday is Nov. 6 and Ashton Coat’s birthday is Nov. 10. He is our great-grandson who

lives on the coast. We send a special hello to Bro. Lamar and Mary Grace Day this week. God bless you both. November is a time for families and loved ones and friends to get together and share with others the bounty that God has given us all. The Young at Heart will be singing at Choctaw and Atwood on Monday, Nov. 11. We had to miss in October so we are really looking forward to going this month. It is a blessing to see them each month. God bless you this week.

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Tawana Seals; seven grandchildren; and seven brothers. Pallbearers are Dewayne Haynes, Benny Overstreet, Terence Boler, Marzett Jordan, Chuck Gipson and James Seals.

Jackie Ray Haley

Jackie Ray Haley, 57, died at his residence in DeKalb on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. A memorial service will be planned at a later date. Mr. Haley was born in Bogalusa, La. on March 24, 1956, the son of Ray Leon Haley and Atha Lee Jones. His career spanned many year as an air conditioning installer and repair service. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Janeen Haley Alley. Survivors include wife, Reba Brantley Harrison Haley; sons, Randall Haley, Ray Leon Haley II, Travis Haley and Casey Haley; daughter, Brandy Haley Cooper; step-children, Brandye Noblin and Brian Lamb; sisters, Sharon Haralson and Gayle Freer; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Samuel D. Grady Sr.

Services for Samuel D. Grady Sr. will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. from Jerusalem Temple Church. The Rev. Stanley Jones will be officiating. Burial will follow

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in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Grady, 28, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at the Neshoba County Hospital. Survivors include wife, Dominetrix Hunter Grady of Philadelphia; parents Ruby Grady and Freddie Grady; children, Lakeistoun Tisdale, Damondre Johnston, Khelsey Grady, Samuel Grady, Jr., Kaiyden Miller, Cameron Westbrook, Adison Westbrook and Myana Westbrook; four sisters; and two brothers. Pallbearers are Charles Jordan, Damon Hudson, Chris McCurty, Christopher Thompson, Rodrick Riley, Eric Horne, Brandon Alford and Yarnell Steele.

Ross Jones

Services for Ross Jones will be Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. The Rev. A.C. Rush will be officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Beck Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Jones, 101, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at the Mississippi Care Center in DeKalb. Survivors include children, Patricia Anderson, W.E. Jones and Sandy Jackson; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; five brothers; and four sisters. Pallbearers are Terry Hill, Jeff Anderson, Eric Anderson, Emanuel Kidd, Charles Kirksey and Bob Wilson.

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In addition, Howell said several people have committed to writing checks in the near future for the project as well. “He [Greg] was the kind of guy that was friends with everyone,” he said. The money will go towards new flooring and repainting the current room, as well as new, custom made weights. “A friend of Greg’s got them a good deal,” Howell said. “The weights will be specially made

for the school.” Booster Club President Kim Mars said Smith was a big Philadelphia supporter who once played for the school. He oldest son played football and graduated from PHS while the younger sons are on the team now. “It was always important to him,” Mars said. “There was no better way to remember him.” Smith is survived by his wife, Missy Ingram Smith; three sons, Gregory Latimer Smith,

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the bench to try and calm him down. “Man that hurts. Man that hurts,” McDonald said, with tears from his eyes dripping onto the judge’s bench. He repeated again: “That man shot at me first.” Judge Cumberland said a date for his preliminary hearing would be set after McDonald hires an attorney. A grand jury had returned two separate indictments on the dead man in August of 2012 on charges of sale of cocaine. Assistant District Attorney Steven Kilgore said the cases were on the docket for this term of court. Police Investigator Fredesz Moore said that Thursday’s shooting remains under investigation. He would not release any other details in regards to the shooting, which was the 13th in

Philadelphia since the summer. The most recent before Thursday occurred when a bullet went through a window and landed in an occupied Head Start classroom. Wilshaun McAfee, 31, of 222 Martin Luther King Dr., was arrested the next day after one of the six bullets he allegedly fired during an assault on another man landed in a classroom at the Exhibit Hall Head Start Center on Carver Avenue, the authorities said. No one was injured when the bullet shattered a window, passed through a classroom and made contact near a garbage can. McAfee is charged with aggravated assault and shooting into an occupied dwelling, said Philadelphia Assistant Police Chief Julian Greer. McAfee had been charged with six felonies over the last

decade, including armed robb e r y , escape, sale of a controlled substance, possession of c r a c k cocaine along with Kelvin two sepaMcDonald rate charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sale. The shooting at the Head Start center was the second in as many weeks in west Philadelphia. The Democrat learned of an Oct. 5 late-night shootout and near riot in west Philadelphia through a public records request for 911 calls. A window in a parked police car was broken out in that incident. No arrests were made.

Having civilian education and training in agriculture, Col Gilmore most recently was selected to serve on the Mississippi Agribusiness Development Team. His team served the Afghan government and the people of Zabul Providence during his tour in Afghanistan. Col. Gilmore and his wife, Carleen, live in Sebastopol with their two children, Lacey and Tyler. He is the son of Jan Gilmore and the late Kendall Gilmore of Neshoba County.

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Sports Tornadoes savor region title, open playoffs By Steve SwogetinSky Sports Editor

The Philadelphia Tornadoes open play in the Class 3A state football playoffs Friday night when they play host to Velma Jackson. Philadelphia wrapped up the Region 5-3A championship for the sixth time in seven years last Friday night as the Tornadoes mowed down Choctaw County 41-6. The Tornadoes enter the playoffs with a 10-1 record. Velma Jackson defeated St. Andrews 38-12 Friday to qualify for the playoffs as the No. 4 team out of Region 6-3A. The Hawks come in at 6-5. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. “We take them one at a time,” Philadelphia Coach Teddy Dyess said after congratulating his team on winning the region again. “We will be focusing on Velma Jackson. We have to beat them before we can think about the next round.” Dyess said that hard work on the part of his players is the key to Philadelphia success. “If you come up here during the summer, there is always someone in the weight room or running on the field,” Dyess said. “We play a lot of 7-on-7. It takes a lot of time and dedication and that’s what is expected.” The Tornadoes got on the

scoreboard with 5:27 left in the first quarter when Jacardius Griffin burst into the end zone from six yards out. John Harold Smith kicked the extra point and the Tornadoes led 7-0. Choctaw County took the kick off and was driving deep into Tornado territory when linebacker Fent Mars intercepted a pass and returned it 90 yards for a touchdown. Smith’s kick was good and the Tornadoes led 14-0 with 2:02 left in the first quarter. Kaylon Gray then pulled in the first of two second quarter TD receptions with 10:34 left in the second quarter. Quarterback Romon Gray found Kaylon on a 26-yard TD pass play. Smith kicked the extra point to put the Tornadoes up 21-0. Choctaw County responded with a touchdown of its own. Jamarcus Bradley ran 19 yards for a touchdown with 6:50 left in the half. The extra point try was no good and the Tornadoes led 21-6. The Grays then connected on another TD pass play with Romon finding Kaylon on a 12yard TD pass play. Smith kicked the extra point and the Tornadoes led 28-6 with 4:44 left in the half. Later in the half, the Tornadoes missed on a 36-yard field goal attempt and the score stood the same as the teams went into the dressing rooms for

Above, a Philadelphia defender tackles a Choctaw County player. the tornadoes wrapped up the Region 5-3A championship 41-6 against Choctaw County.

the intermission. The Tornadoes took the second half kickoff. Griffin scored on a three-yard run, capping an eight play, 62-yard drive. Smith kicked the extra point and the Tornadoes led 35-6. Dyess started playing his reserves in the third quarter and throughout the fourth. Philadelphia’s final touchdown came on a 47-yard run by

Dontae Poe. The Tornadoes took a knee on the two-point conversion attempt. Philadelphia finished with 244 rushing yards on 36 rushes and 156 passing yards on nine catches, giving the Tornadoes 400 total yards. Griffin had 124 yards on 19 rushes while Poe finished with 96 yards on nine carries. Kaylon Gray had five catches for 82

Rockets claim first win of season By Steve SwogetinSky Sports Editor

The Neshoba Central Rockets claimed their first victory of the season as they knocked off Jackson Lanier 5114 Friday night in prep football action. The Rockets, now 1-9, will close out the season at home Friday night when they host the Vicksburg Gators. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. The game was originally set to be played Thursday night in Jackson. But officials called that off because of the potential for bad weather. There was not an available field in Jackson for Friday night so the game was switched to Neshoba Central,

and the Rockets will travel to Jackson next year. “ W e needed this win,” Neshoba Central Coach Chuck Patrick Friend Burrage said. “I’ve said all along that we have improved each week as a team but we just haven’t been able to put an entire game together without making mistakes that put us in a hole. “But our kids have stayed together. They have worked hard each week in practice and

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have tried to improve. The win came a little too late for us to turn things around this year but it was a good one.” The Rockets finished the night with 418 total yards with all of it coming on the ground. It was a big game for running back Patrick Burrage who rushed for 178 yards and assured himself of a 1,000-yard rushing season. D.J. Hoskins added 68 rushing yards while Kavante McCarty had 66 yards. Neshoba Central scored on seven of its first eight possessions and jumped out to a 37-0 halftime lead. Burrage scored two touchdowns on runs of three and four yards. He also added two twopoint conversions along the

Several soccer players representing east Central Community College in Decatur were selected to participate in the inaugural MACJC Men’s and women’s All-Star Soccer games scheduled Saturday, nov. 16 at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland. Selected on the men’s All-Star squad are, kneeling, from left, forward/midfielder will thompson, midfielder/forward Russ thompson and defender Jesse vaughn, all products of newton County High School in Decatur. Lady warrior All-Stars are, standing, second from left, defenders kennedy Castleberry and Paige gower, both of Meridian and products of Clarkdale High School; and keeper Alana turner of Mendenhall, a product of Florence High School. Also pictured are warrior head coach kenneth thompson, left, selected to serve as an All-Star assistant, and Lady warrior head coach gray Massey who was named women’s All-Star head coach. the women’s matchup begins at 2 p.m. and the men’s contest is set for 4:30 p.m. (eC Photo)

way. McCarty also scored two touchdowns, his coming on runs four and 16 yards. Damien scored on a 17-yard run while Sam Collier hit pay dirt on a 12yard run. Taylor Irby kicked five extra points. “We had our best game on offense,” Friend said. “And I thought the defense tackled well. It was our best outing so far. “We will need the same effort Friday against Vicksburg. You can bet they are going to spread it out.” Ken Edwards led the Rockets with 10 tackles. Keeton Able added nine while Tristan Ellingburg, Cole Hodgins and Cristian Steele all added eight.

yards while Abe Mars pulled down three for 67. Fent Mars led Philadelphia on defense with 14 tackles. Josh Rush and Josten Barstrum added six apiece and Johntreal Pickens recovered a fumble. Tornado notes: At the end of the regular season, Griffin is the leading rusher with 1229 yards on 172 carries. Romon Gray has rushed for 727

yards on 108 carries. He has completed 60-of-123 for 1114 yards. T.J. Hudson is the leading receiver with 25 catches for 456 yards while Kaylon Gray 23 catches for 474 yards. Abe Mars had 11 catches for 181 yards. Fent Mars lead the team in tackles with 123. Kaylon Burnside has 74 tackles. Mars has five interceptions while Edrick McClendon has four.

Yellowjackets face Puckett in playoffs By Steve SwogetinSky Sports Editor

The Union Yellowjackets scored all of their points in the second quarter and held on to knock off Newton High School 24-12 last Friday night in their final regular season game of the prep football season. The Yellowjackets, now 7-4 on the season, open play in the Class 2A state playoffs Friday night when they play host to Puckett. The Wolves come in a 6-5. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. “We would have liked to have done a little better but it has been a good season,” Union

Coach Brad Breland said. “Now we are looking forward to the playoffs. “We are going to have our work cut out against Puckett. They will spread the field but mostly, they are a running team and they have several good running backs. Our defense is going to have to play well to beat them,” Breland said. The Yellowjackets got on the scoreboard when quarterback Tre Bogan ran on a 24-yard run with 9:44 left in the second quarter. Bogan ran in the twopoint conversion and Union led 8-0. See UNION, page 2B

LA Rebels advance to second round

The Leake Academy Rebels have officially taken the next step. After losing in the first round of the Class AA playoffs the last two seasons, the Rebels got the playoff monkey off their back with a resounding 35-0 shutout of Riverfield, La., on Friday night at E.L. Thaggard Field. With the win, the Rebels improve to 8-3 on the season and advance in the Class AA playoffs where they will travel to Indianola Academy on Friday. Indianola is 11-1 on the season and coming off a rugged 14-7 overtime win over Winona Christian in the first round of the playoffs. For the Rebels, it was the second straight 35-0 win for the team and one of the season’s most complete victories with 335 yards of total offense and giving up 121 yards on defense. “No. 1, you get a playoff win and that’s a big win,” Leake coach Brian Pickens said. “It was a good win for the program. We have made it to the postseason the last two years and got beat in the first round. So it’s big for this group to go out and get us into the postseason win column.” Pickens was particularly impressed with the week of practice heading into the game. “I thought the preparation this week was as good as any I have seen,” Pickens said. “The kids were focused in practice in

understanding it’s just one game, one play at a time. And then they executed like that on Friday night.” After pinning the visiting Raiders deep on the first drive, Leake got the ball at the Riverfield 35-yard line. From there, the Rebels needed six plays as Taylor Nazary scored on a 9-yard run with 8:05 left in the first quarter. John Forrest Sisson booted the PAT and Leake led 7-0.

After another defensive stand, the Rebels put another first-quarter score on the board. This time, the Rebels drove 56 yards in 11 plays as Nazary scored on a 2-yard run with 20 seconds left in the first quarter for a 14-0 lead. The Rebels added a third first-half touchdown on a nineplay, 87-yard drive. The big play on the drive was a 40-yard reception by Dylan Bobo that See REBELS, page 2B

Rebelettes reload, win opening pair By Steve SwogetinSky Sports Editor

Leake Academy picked up two victories in the Canton Academy Tournament last week in prep basketball action. The Rebelettes defeated Jackson Academy 41-35 and The Veritas School 62-53. Leake Academy will play at Macon Central on Thursday. “We are completely reloading this year,” Coach Doyle Wolverton said. “I was pleased pick up two early wins.” The Rebelettes led Jackson Academy 22-17 at the half. Anna Evans led with 15 points and 14 rebounds while Mary Grace Key added 12 points and Katie Webb had eight points and 11 rebounds. Leake Academy led The

Veritas School 39-30 at the half. Key had 24 points and seven steals while Webb scored 14 points and Evans had 12 points and 12 rebounds. There are several games involving local teams on Saturday. Choctaw Central will host its annual tipoff classic. 1:30 p.m. – Union girls vs. Southeast Lauderdale 3 p.m. – Newton girls vs. Leake Central 4:30 p.m. – Forest girls vs. Quitman 6 p.m. – Choctaw Central girls vs. Scott Central 7:30 p.m. – Choctaw Central boys vs. Morton. Neshoba Central will play both Kemper County teams in the Wildcats Classic while Philadelphia travels to Louisville.

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ECCC basketball squads split opener

Jalesisha Jones poured in 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in leading East Central Community College’s Lady Warrior to a 76-63 season-opening victory over Holmes Community College Saturday in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building. Johnson, a 5-7 freshman forward, made 10 of 15 field goals, connected on six of 10 free throws and nailed a trey in the non-division matchup. Also scoring in double figures for Crandal Porter’s squad were sophomore forward Tanihhija Hughes of Forest, who contributed 12 points; and freshman guard Tynika Bender of Newton, who had 11 points. Other scorers were Bryanna McClendon of Lake, nine; Tyneisha Mickens of Noxubee County, seven; Keoceania Yarbrough of Louisville, five; Shamyia Evans of Lake, four; and Breona Foster of Neshoba Central, one. EC held a 36-32 advantage at halftime. In the men’s contest, East Central led 63-57 with 6:13 left but the Bulldogs rallied to claim a 68-65 victory and spoil Robert Thompson’s debut as head coach. Sophomore Jacques Johnson

led EC with 17 points and six rebounds. He made seven of nine field goals, was two of four from the free-throw line and connected on his only attempt from three-point range. Other double-figure point makers were freshman forward Quinton Campbell, 12; and freshman guard Ramone Tate, 11. EC trailed 34-33 at the break.

The Lady Warriors and Warriors were to host Coahoma Community College Monday. East Central squads entertain Mississippi Delta Community College Saturday in the final home games of the 2013 campaign. The women’s matchup begins at 1 p.m. and will be followed by the men’s contest at 3 p.m. in Brackeen-Wood.

Warriors conclude football season 1-10

Choctaw Central’s football season came to an end Friday night as the Warriors dropped a 48-14 decision to Forest. Brandon Kennedy caught two touchdowns to lead the Warriors. Choctaw Central goes out with a 1-10 record.

Bogan then connected with Laviel Wells on a 17-yard TD pass play with 4:31 left in the period. Wells ran in the two point conversion and Union led 16-0. Union’s final points came with 1:44 left in the half when Bogan found Adrian Campbell on a 53-yard TD pass play. Tradarius Harris ran in the two point conversion and Union led 24-0. After a scoreless third quarter, the Newton Tigers got on the scoreboard when Blalock Marcus passed to Ross Faizon on a 42-yard touchdown pass play. The extra point failed and the score stood at 24-6 with 11:33 left in the game.

the Philly youth Pee wee football team just completed an undefeated season. they were 8 and 0 and finished number one in their district. they will play in the second rounds of play offs after coming off a by week on nov. 16 at Philadelphia High School. Front row, from left, are tyler Anderson, iverson eiland, trevin Crockett, Damiyune Hoskins, tanner Boler, Jarcarius Brown, Markeislon Rush, Adam Joe and Bailey Cook. Second row, trevell vivians, Quindon John, Javen Moore, Bralynn Crockett, Britton Phillips, nick McClendon, Deiondre Fox and Austin Day. third row, Jessie Livingston, nick Crockett and Brandon olmedo. the Coaching staff from left to right Coach george gill, Coach Demarius Harris, Coach terry evens, Coach Francisco wilson and Coach Denis Davis. not pictured is president Linda Johnson and vice president Lamont Crockett. Players not pictured are Jaquez Lewis, Deedrick McClendon and Logan Holley.

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Marcus connected with Faizon on a five-yard TD pass play with 3:01 left. The extra point failed. Union had 15 first downs to Newton’s 10. The Yellowjackets rushed for 187 yards and completed 4-of-8 passes for 106 yards, giving them 297 total yards. Newton rushed for 45 yards and completed 15-of-23 passing attempts for 156 yards, giving the Tigers 201 total yards. Bogan finished the game with 89 yards rushing on 15 carries and 80 yards passing on two completions. Harris had 44 yards rushing and two pass completions for 26 yards. Campbell caught two passes for 62 yards.

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set the ball up at the 2-yard line. Joshua Jones bulled in from 2 yards with 6:46 left in the first half as Leake led 21-0 at the half. “I thought we had a good defensive effort,” Pickens said. “They have improved throughout the year. When we had injuries on offense, they understood that they had to step up and make great defensive efforts on every play and they have done that. We just have to keep that intensity going.” The Rebels got the opening kick in the second half and

scored quickly as Alex Shepard hit Sisson on a 57-yard touchdown pass with 10:11 left in the third quarter. Nazary added the last score on a 4-yard run to complete a 7play, 56-yard drive with 3:34 left in the third. Leake had 335 yards of total offense on the night, with 233 on the ground. Nazary had 145 yards rushing on 21 carries with three TDs while Jones had 73 yards on 14 carries. Shepard had 102 yards passing on 3-of-3 passing.

ticipants bowled a total of 6 games with total pinfall determining the winners. The 600 A Division had 14 entrants with the top 3 as follows: 1st Trennische Sutton, 1362 series, Brandon; 2nd Natalie Randall, 1251 series, Jackson; 3rd Heather Stringer, 1194 series, Hattiesburg. The 600 B Division had 14 entrants with the top 3 as follows: 1st Lakisha Watts, 1055 series, Hattiesburg; 2nd Tina Sumpter, 1054 series, Philadelphia; 3rd Jennifer Allen, 987 series, Cedar Bluff. The 500 A Division had 14 entrants with the top 3 as follows: 1st Lisa Stanfill, 997 series, Philadelphia; 2nd Barbra King, 974 series, Jackson; 3rd Sheary Swain, 971 series, Carthage. The 500 B Division had 13 entrants with the top 3 as follows: 1st Diane Anding, 960 series, Wesson; 2nd Mary Howe, 888 series, Saucier; 3rd Ann Rivers, 876 series, Arcola. High Game Award for Saturday

in the 600 Division goes to Trennische Sutton, 244, Jackson, and the 500 Division to Wanda Burchfield, 197, Carrollton. High Game Award for Sunday in the 600 Division goes to Heather Stringer, 267, Hattiesburg, and the 500 Division to Barbra King, 191, Jackson. The 600 Free Entry Winner was Evelyn Williams of Greenville and the 500 Free Entry Winner was Tonya Weathersby of Laurel. Congratulations to all the winners. Hope to see you all next year in Jackson at Metro 24 (formerly Cotton Bowl). For the month of November everyone can bowl for $1 per game on Mon-Wed from open until close. This is a great opportunity for all the adult and youth league bowlers as well as the high school athletes to work on their technique. Just like any other sport, the more you practice, the better you get.

Players of the Week

Those pictured are from left to right: Michael Vick, Agency Manager; Romon Gray, Philadelphia; and Pat Burrage, Neshoba Central.

This week's players of the week are Romon Gray of Philadelphia and Pat Burrage of Neshoba Central. Romon Gray plays quarterback and threw two touchdown passes in Philadelphia's win over Choctaw County. Pat Burrage rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns, making four tackles on defense in Neshoba Central's win over Lanier. Congratulations on being chosen Farm Bureau Players of the Week.

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the jail docket as of 11:29 a.m. Monday: Sabrina M. Robertson, 18, of 4528 Chandler Road, Meridian, attempted burglary Carlos Alonzo Perez, 25, of 10211 Road 618, no proof of insurance, driving under the influence of alcohol first offense, careless driving, no driver’s license Carlos Alberto Rodregues, 29, of 120 Mable Jackson Road, public drunkenness Mikey Sanchez, 33, of 181 Center Ave., public drunkenness Curtis M. willis, 55, 121 Duplex Dr., Choctaw, driving under the influence of alcohol first offense Darrin D. McBeath, 25, of 261 Carver Ave., bench warrant for simple assault causing bodily harm Juan Martin Maldonado, 29, of 11120 Road 743, careless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol second offense, no driver’s license elmer M. Martinez, 24, open container Candenca Martin, 26, of 510 wilson triplett Road, public drunkenness Misti york, 26, of 135 Cemetery Road, warrant for bad check Shayla Antiwinette Bell, 25, of 2582 Standing Pine Road, walnut grove, contempt for failure to pay fine Leyshaun Davis, 20, of 283 Border St., bench warrant for shoplifting first offense Milton Chapman, 29, of 103 Cotton Dr., domestic violence, sim-


OCTOBER 25 5:34 a.m. – Medical assistance call in the 300 block of Jerico 10:42 a.m. – Lawn mower fire on Macy 3:10 p.m. – Medical assistance call on Beacon and Center 4:27 p.m. – Gazebo Fire in the 226 block of West Beacon 4:34 p.m. – Medical assistance call in the 200 block of West Beacon OCTOBER 27 7 a.m. – Medical assistance call in the 1000 block of Range 7:48 a.m. – Medical assistance call in the 500 block of Lamar Circle 1:07 p.m. – Medical assis-

ple assault Delmonnia king, 20, public drunkenness nicholas Dewayne wesley, 34, of 10101 Road 773, failure to appear, driving under the influence of alcohol first refusal, driving under a suspended license Deyondria June williams, 36, of 3435 Albo Stamper Road, Conehatta, warrant for bad check Coty L. Burton, 22, of 312 John Russel Road, Louisville, possession of paraphernalia kiana Crosby, 18, of 260 Lewis Ave., bench warrant shoplifting tommy Rapheal wilson, 22, of 10121 Road 763, grand larceny Johnathan Smith, 21, of 10270 Road 212, two counts of grand larceny Michael A. talbert, 29, of 19101 Road 355, Union, hold for neshoba-7, grand larceny Bianca M. nunn, 19, grand larceny natasha Joe Sanders, 25, of 12230 Road 355, grand larceny Rexdale w. Henry, 51, of 158 Bogue Chitto Dr., bench warrant for failure to appear for breach of peace Melissa R. wright, 40, of 542 valley view Road, disturbance breach of peace Dylan Hawkins, 32, of 1176 Southgate Dr., Starkville, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, no proof of insurance, driving under the influence of a substance other than alcohol Frank Charles Milstead Jr., 28,

of 110 tucker Facility Road, warrant for simple assault causing bodily injury Marcus Dewayne Smith, 22, of Mississippi 15 south, grand larceny tanisa McDonald, 21, of 1700 Pendleton Square, child endangerment Henry Benamon, 25, of 271 west Adkins St., possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, warrant for telephone harassment Lonnie Benamon, 25, of 6565 Mississippi 21 north, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia Rico A. Benamon, 24, of 212 wells Place, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana Justin wade Dorman, 23, of 509 valley view Dr., warrant for grand larceny terrell De’undra McDonald, 20, of Philadelphia, hold for PD 82 Michael Deangelo McDougle, 28, of 901 gum St., trespassing Brandon Burns, 20, of 1700 Pendleton Square Apt. 34, contributing to the delinquency or neglect of a minor Ashley McClendon, 29, of Mississippi 488, public drunkenness kelvin McDonald, 22, of Philadelphia, manslaughter thomas Savell, 18, of 3150 Popes Road, shoplifting Henry Darrell Houston, 30, of Philadelphia, contempt for failure to pay fine

tance call on Beacon 7:38 p.m.med1 in the 100 block of Sistrunk OCTOBER 28 12:11 a.m. – Vehicle accident of Road 505 4:07 a.m. – False alarm in the 550 block of State 8:19 a.m. – Medical assistance call in the 200 block of Atkins 11:18 a.m. – Medical assistance call in the 500 block of Line 9:42 p.m. – Medical assistance call in the 200 block of Robinhood

Cottenwood 5:30 p.m. – Medical assistance call in the 200 block of Woodbrier OCTOBER 30 6:41 a.m. – Vehicle accident on Road 491 11:09 a.m. – Medical assistance call in the 300 block of West Myrtle 8 p.m. – Vehicle fire on Road 375

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OCTOBER 31 9:33 p.m. – False alarm in the 280 block of Benentt 10:19 p.m. – Medical assistance call in the 200 block of West Beacon 11:23 p.m. – Medical assistance call on Water Ave.

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east Central Community College drafting and design technology instructor Chris Ryals (third from left) and several of his students recently traveled to Carthage to map the old cemetery mentioned in the original town layout in 1876. the survey will be used to assist Carthage Main Street and the Carthage Historical Commission in rehabilitating the cemetery, where several markers were vandalized and broken through the years. Ryals said surveys were completed and information gathered pertaining to 156 graves. He and his students plan a return trip to the cemetery to complete the community service project. the final map will show all the data about the graves with a detailed list of all grave data. Assisting Ryals were, from left, Ashley Devine of Carthage, elizabeth Hunt of Louisville and Ryan McClendon of Forest. “we hope our efforts will provide a chain of evidence of the persons buried in the cemetery for genealogical purposes and a plan for rehabilitation by the city,” said Ryals. (Submitted Photo)

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State Champions Neshoba Central Lady Rockets Class 5A-6A Slow-Pitch Softball

the neshoba Central Lady Rockets won two straight games over wayne County to take the MHSAA Class 5A/6A state championship for slow pitch softball. Front, from left, eve Henderson, Madalyn McMahon, Hailey Lunderman, Mallory tucker, kayla Robertson and taylor Harrison; second row, Meg Martin , Hailey williams, kaila willis, Haley Holland, kayla Mckinion, Maggie Peebles, katlyn Duke, Jenna Pigg, Alyssa wilkinson, Meshay Jimmie, Alie Pike and Hannah williams; and third row, Shea Bell, Makenzie Barnett, Jasmine Chickaway, Clair winstead, Alex Bowen, Madalyn thompson, Sindle Billie, tori Henderson, Aahliya Jones, Hannah Hall and Laken winstead.

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State Champions Choctaw Central Lady Warriors Class 3A Slow-Pitch Softball

the Choctaw Central Lady warriors pose for a team photo after winning the MHSAA Class 3A state championship for slow pitch softball. Front, from left, are Briana Billie, Darien tubby, Raina king, Caylin nickey, Jonica thomas, Lasayla McMillan, Hanna Hickman, Brooklyn Bell, tiara Joe, Jordan Bell and Jasayri Mitch. Middle are Coach C. Roach, kayla Joe, Maleigha Joe, tia Amos, LaChrisha williams, Jada Sockey, kenaye willis, Lauren Ben, ga’yu’eze Morris and Coach S. Foreman. in back is Head Coach A. terrell.

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Honor Roll

Leake Academy has announced the names of students on the honor roll and headmaster’s list for the first nine weeks of school. Grade 4 Headmaster’s List Regan Carroll, Maddy Little, Caitlin McDonald, Sydney Sisson, Laney Turner and Reed Young Honor Roll Meredith Adams, Mason Atkinson, Levi Brown, Parks Chandler, Chase Allen Cook,

Aubrey Everett, Jackson Freeny, Nick Gomillion, Hannah Harrell, Kara Horn, Ramzy Beth Johnston, Calvin Malone, Calli Marshall, Jon David Moore, Katie Murphy, Blaine Ogletre, Laney Paloka, Patrick Patterson, Charlie Rowland, Gage Sanders, Landon Sessums, Carlyn Vaughn, Grace Ann Wade, Gracie Waggoner, Walker White, Alix Withers and Kaleigh Wooten Grade 5 Headmaster’s List

Hagen Davis, Emmi Harkins, Clay Kemp, Zac Hudson Kemp, Molly Kuntz, Mabry Mayfield, Alli Grace Perry, Charity Rhinewalt, Thomas Word Strength and Emily Trippe Honor Roll Maggie Blanton, Thomas Cheatham, Annabelle Fry, Cameron Gilbert, Rylee Horn, Caroline Jackson, Andrew Le, Mallory Long, Kaitlin Monk, Bradley Pinkard, Georgia Rudolph, Asten Russell, Gunter Scott, Nicholas Sprayberry,

Craig Taylor, Parker Thomas, Ethan Warren and Jon Dylan Wilcher Grade 6 Headmaster’s List Mary Morgan Agent, Lizzie Cain, Savanna Greer, Hayden Hannis, Lacy Palokas, Will Swinney, Deanna Wilder and Alyssa Wooten Honor Roll Colton Alexander, Chloe Boykin, Grayci Brantley, Matthew Breazeale, Annabelle Brown, James Carpenter, John Carpenter, Layla Doggett, Trevar Doss, Wyatt Estep, Hannah Eubanks, Madilyn Hall, Ben Harrison, Caleb Heflin, Lexi Hoxie, Phoenix Johnson, Karli King, Mary Kate Kitchings, Montana Lang, Brooks McDill, Ben Pinkard, Gunner Pickens, Drew Roberson, Brack Rudolph, Brook Savell, Addison Smith, Annaleigh Smith, Ashley Smith, Logan Vaughn and Hanna Wilcher Grade 7 Headmaster’s List Trent Anderson, Molly Davis, Christina Ingram, Malina Mangrum, Anna Laurel Moody, Parker Thomas, Claire Stokes, Meg Thomas, Sam Wilder and Daniel Young Honor Roll Judge Adams, Fisher Arnold, Michala Atkinson, Anna Kate Blair, Alivia Bobo, Cameron Brown, Layton Clark, Allson Crocker, Kea Freeny, Courtney Gill, Will-Lawson Harkins, Brayden Harris, Savannah Jones, Jennifer Kemp, Garrett Mann, Sadie Ogletree, Alana Patterson, Lillian Pope, Clancy Scott, Jon David Sturdivant, Sydni Tangle and Brody Woodruff

Grade 8 Headmaster’s List Tucker Cain, Brewer Vaughn and Austin Wilcher Honor Roll Jackson Adams, Bailey Breedlove, Julianna Crofford, Giulianna Donato, Nicholas Hardy, Amber Hollis, Matthew Kea, Baylee Lewis, Joshua

By MARJoRie Lyon Democrat Correspondent

Pastor Bennie Hopkins returned with another great message Sunday at the Mount Ary Baptist Church. His scripture was Romans 10:3-6. His message focused on “God’s Righteousness.” A beautiful song service was provided by the adult choir. The entire worship service was another spiritual blessing. According to members, Bro. C. White delivered a wonderful message on Sunday at the Stallo United Methodist Church. His scripture was 1 Peter 1:22. His wife Catrina accompanied him. Our prayers go out to the St. Mark United Methodist Church

Mitchell, Jenna Moore, Callie Prince, Emily Rhea, Kalee Sturdivant, Annabell Watkins, Will Watkins, Grace Weber, Samantha West, Gracey Wilcher and Erica Withers Grade 9 Headmaster’s List Megan Boyd, Hailey Jamison and Annika Jones Honor Roll Grace Dabbs, Anna Evans, Haley Gross, Heather Gross, Reagan Harris, Warren Harrison, Cody King, Parker Leitaker, Summer Martin, Zach McKee, Morgan Moore, Lauren Moran, Garrett Myers, Zack Nowell, Brooke Rawson, Morgan Rowland, Robin Sessums, Julia Sims, Adrienne Sisson and Houston Strength Grade 10 Headmaster’s List Hannah Kuntz, Carter Pickens and Ansley Vaughn Honor Roll Allison Crane, Kara Edwards, Adam Hollis, Addison Johnston, Erin Johnston, Amy Le, Sara Taylor Mathis, Mariallen Moore, Sydney Ogletree, Carly Pippin, Calvin Prince, Rebekah Roberson, Abbie Scott, Neil Smith, Kristen Sprayberry, Victoria Sprayberry, Caroline Thomas, Sara Thomas, Marlee Tubby and Tyler Withers Grade 11 Headmaster’s List William Johnston, Laryssa McBeath and Katie Stuart Honor Roll Zachary Barnett, Morgan Cain, Clay Flake, Shelby Harrison, Brandy Quick, Alex Shepard, Creeth Stone, John Paul Sudduth and Charlie Wilcher

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family in the loss of their pastor, Rev. Bennie Pollock, who passed away recently. Our prayers also go out to Mrs. Elizabeth Moore Lyons who fell and broke her right wrist recently. Remember her as well as those who are sick or shut-in. The Mount Ary Male Chorus will celebrate their 35th anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. They are inviting many singers to come and share in this occasion with them. Bro. Willie Kelly is president. The Rev. Bennie Hopkins is pastor. Happy anniversary wishes go out to Posey and Lula Sherrod whose 48th wedding anniversary is today, Wednesday, Nov. 6. Happy anniversary wishes also go out to Scottie and Stephanie Lyons. Their wedding

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Congratulations to Pat Thomasson, Chief Executive Officer, Thomasson Company, and Phyliss Anderson, Tribal Chief, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, on their selection to the Mississippi Business Journal's 2013 Class of 50 Leading Business Women in Mississippi. This selective list was revealed in August 2013 at a two-day seminar held at the Eagle Ridge Conference Center in Raymond. Quoting from The Journal, “We look for the most powerful, influential women business leaders in Mississippi. As senior decision-makers, this elite group is making a significance impact on the economy of our state.” As members of the 2013 Class of 50 Leading Business Women, Pat and Phyliss will attend the “Business Woman of the Year” program held in February 2014. Attended by over 500 statewide business leaders, this program honors the achievements and contributions of women in business from across the state. Eleven finalists are selected from the 2013 Class of 50 Leading Business Women and are honored during the luncheon. The highlight of the day is the naming of the “Business Woman of the Year.” And the winner is . . . Pat? Phyliss? g 'Tis said that Nashville is the City of Dreams. For Madison Hardy, it is the city where all her dreams have come true. A 2011 music business graduate from Belmont University in Nashville, she now works full time as a Licensing Agent for MTV Networks, and tours regularly with a wedding and corporate events band, The Respectables. It was in Nashville that Madison met Daniel Dennis. Born and raised in Nashville, Daniel is a 2004 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. He currently owns and operates his own recording studio in Nashville, Prime Cut Studios, where he is producer and graphic design artist for independent recording artists. Sarah and Mike Hardy hosted an engagement party Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in honor of their daughter, Madison, and Daniel at their home on McKee Street. Chad and Kellie Penson greeted the late afternoon guests as they arrived in vans under the direction of Granville Stewart and Jacob Stewart, driven by Cole Stewart, Ben McDaniel, and Peyton Penson. Belynda Adkins invited guests to sign the register. Circular tables covered in cream linen with overlays of burlap, filled the carport and tent, erected on the lawn. Each table was centered with a candle-lit hurricane globe encircled by a ring of fall leaves. A beautiful and delicious selection of foods, prepared by Linda and Carson Waltman, were offered from tables accented with fall

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flowers, lighted from above with festive white lights. Special guests included Madison's brother, Michael Hardy, and her grandparents, Harvey and Elizabeth Krumm of Foley, Alabama and Bobby and Joyce Hardy of Philadelphia. Other out-of-town family and friends included Dale and Charlie Goforth of Foley, Leah, Olivia and Sydney Barter of Daphne, Alabama, Skye and Sutton Jenkins of Chesterton, Indiana, Jerry and Jimmy Ruth Addy of Oxford, Kate Thomas of Union, Tommy and Terri McCarver and Meagan Anthony of Brandon, Griffin Burk of Starkville, and Patsy Clark and Phyliss Sullivan of Louisville. The reception was photographed by Brandy Stuart. Belynda Adkins and Michelle Chandler lent a friendly hand on the day of the party. Sarah expressed deep appreciation and thanks to Jacob Stewart who assisted her in most all of the preparations. The party's beautiful setting, stirred guests to exclaim, “This should remain forever!” The party, of course, could not last forever. Madison and Daniel will be married in Nashville on April 5, 2014, and this will last forever! g Mildred Risher has seen the throng of “trick or treaters” increase from “no more than 100,”to upwards of 600, since she and her late husband, John, bought their home on Poplar Avenue in 1963. Halloween stirs sad memories for Mildred. Their daughter, Donna, died of cancer on Oct. 31, 1987. They lost their son, Steve, to cancer seven years later. The smiles on the faces of the little “trick or treaters” has a brightening effect on Mildred's heart. g HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, 1-5 p.m. Come join in the fun, catch the spirit, and check out the bargains! g Judy Barnes, Earlene Peebles and Martha Lewis from West Philadelphia Baptist Church, along with Erica Peebles from Booneville, attended the Extraordinary Women's Conference in Southaven Oct. 18-19. Women from other local Baptist Churches in our area were among the “I'd say at least 5,000 women from all over,” Martha told me. Julie Clinton, president of Extraordinary Women Ministries, was hostess for the Enduring Love Conference Tour, the theme of which was taken from “the love chapter,” First Corinthians 13:13. The vision of the conference was to draw women closer to the heart of God and His extraordinary plan for their See FRIENDS, page 4C Call in your news to Just Among Friends, 601-656-3773, or mail it to the Democrat, P.O. Box 30, Philadelphia, MS 39350;

Brett and Erin (Williamson) Smith of Brookhaven, announce the birth of a daughter, Ashlynn Dawn Smith, on Sept. 4, 2013, at 9:03 a.m. at King's Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, Mississippi. The baby weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 21 inches long on arrival.   The baby's mother is the former Erin Williamson.  Maternal grandparents are Steve and Judy Grimes of Brandon, formerly of Georgetown, and Edward and Gloria Williamson of Philadelphia.  Paternal grandparents are Hamp and Sherra Smith of Brookhaven. Great-grandparents are Dorothy Crawford and the late Chillis Crawford of Magnolia, Doris McAlpin and the late O.D. and Betty Rea McAlpin of Magee, the late Robert and Annie Mae Smith of Brookhaven, and the late Arnold and Mary Jane Williamson of Philadelphia.  Welcoming the baby home are big brothers, Bryce Crawford and Hampton Edward.


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Mars’ house on Christmas tour Cheryl Mars

By DEBBiE BuRT MyERS Managing Editor

Visitors will see a showcase of local talent when they step inside Cheryl Mars’ turn-of-thecentury home at 518 Poplar Ave. during the Home Arts Club’s Christmas Tour of Homes. The tour will be Sunday, Dec. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. Cheryl recently renovated her circa 1904 home, which features a multi-gable-on-hip roof. The house, previously owned by the late Florence Mars, still has its original front door with reed glass. “It’s a privilege to live in her home and keep it in the family,” Cheryl said. “I have a love for older homes because they have character. I want to show how one can mix the old and new.” During the renovation, Cheryl used Neshoba County people including her architect and contractor. Works of a local seamstress, wood craftsman and artists can be seen throughout. Cheryl purchased all her building supplies and appliances in Philadelphia as well. “In a small house you have to learn to collect with care,” she said, after downsizing from a larger house. “I no longer want to gather just anything. I’ve altered my house to suit my needs.” Cheryl has numerous Moni angels, Indian baskets and pieces of pottery. Once inside, visitors will see that she is a proud grandmother of six. The front combination playroom/bedroom caters to the grandchildren. Their stockings will be hung at the foot of the beds with little elves holding wooden blocks with each child’s initial. Cheryl likes to use an abundance of fresh greenery, red roses and colorful ribbon during the holidays. Her open spacy kitchen, dining room and sun room provide a wonderful setting for large holiday gatherings of family and friends. She has a large backyard that is also great for entertaining. What’s more, the yard joins the yard of her son and his family. Needless to say, that set of grands are frequent visitors! A retired teacher, Cheryl is a reading volunteer and a tutor in the Philadelphia School District. Students will see her as Mrs. Claus during the holidays when she plans to read for several classes. A seasoned cook, Cheryl has shared several of her tasty recipes. SAUSAGE MUFFINS (SARAH'S FAVORITE) 1 lb of sausage 1 can of cheddar cheese soup 1/2 can of water ( use soup can) 3 cups of Bisquick


Brown sausage and drain. Crumble the sausage. Blend all the ingredients together. Spray Pam in mini muffin tins. Spoon mixture in tins and bake at 400 degrees for 16 to 18 minutes. Makes about 50 muffins.

BLONDE BROWNIES 1 lb light brown sugar 3 eggs 1 (12 ounce) package. chocolate chips 1 cup chopped pecans (optional) 1 1/2 sticks of oleo, melted 2 1/2 cups of self-rising flour Mix all ingredients. Place in a greased large, glass Pyrex dish. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.

1 small can Pet milk 1 10 ounce jar of Marshmallow Cream 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 cup of butter or oleo 1 cup of peanut butter In heavy saucepan, combine sugar, butter, and evaporated milk. Bring to a full boil, stirring constantly. Continue boiling for 5 minutes while stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add peanut butter , marshmallow cream, and vanilla. Beat until blended. Spread in 12 by 9 by 2 in pan. Cool at room temperature. Cut into squares when firm. Makes 3 pounds. Store in refrigerator for extended time. – My mom’s recipe


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2 eggs 2 1/2 cups plain flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon of baking soda Cream shortening, sugars, and peanut butter. Add unbeaten eggs; beat well. Add flour, soda, and salt sifted together. Form into balls the size of walnuts; flatten with fork. Bake in 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until done. – My mom’s recipe

LAYERED GREEN SALAD 1 layer of lettuce, broken up 1 layer of celery, chopped 1 layer of green onions, chopped 1 layer of green English Peas, ( frozen and uncooked) Spread Hellman mayonnaise over layers. Put 3 tablespoons or less of sugar over mayonnaise. Then add shredded cheese and crumbled bacon on top. Can make up to 24 hours ahead. Keep refrigerated. – My mom’s recipe

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Mr. Cheatham, Mrs. Bagwell

Bagwell, Cheatham to wed in Nov. 9 ceremony

Del and Jana Bagwell of Clinton and Lynn and Scott Tubbs of Midlothian, Va., are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Elaine Bagwell, to Timothy Ross Cheatham, son of Robbie and Pam Cheatham of Philadelphia. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Joe and Jeanette Smith and the late Buck and Ruby Bagwell, all of Vicksburg. The prospective groom is the grandson of Mary Breland and the late Glenwood Breland and Nell Cheatham and the late

Chamblee, Thomas to marry in Nov. 9 ceremony Miss Chamblee, Mr. Thomas

Creed Cheatham and the greatgrandson of Eschol Lewis, all of Philadelphia. Miss Bagwell is a 2007 graduate of Vicksburg High School and a 2012 graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology. She is employed by the state of Mississippi. Mr. Cheatham is a 2004 graduate of Neshoba Central High School and is employed by Carquest in Philadelphia. The wedding will be held Nov.9, 2013, at Beacon Street Baptist Church in Philadelphia. Friends and family are invited to attend.

Kathy and Mark Moore, of Sebastopol and Mark and Susan Chamblee of Kosciusko, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Mary Rose Chamblee, to John Weston Thomas, son of Patty and Lee Harris of Philadelphia and Dewayne and Julie Thomas of Madden. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mary Nell Killen and the late Billy Killen of Sebastopol and the late Joe and Charlene Chamblee of Carthage. Miss Chamblee is a 2010 graduate of Leake Academy and will graduate from Meridian Community College in May

2014 with a degree in nursing. The groom is the grandson of Aubrey and Isabelle Conn of Philadelphia, Ga. and Kathleen Thomas of Madden and is the great-grandson of Helen Clark of Arlington. He is a 2008 graduate of Leake Academy and received a Bachelor of Poultry Science degree from MSU in December 2012. He is presently employed with Tyson Foods in Forest. The couple will exchange vows Dec. 28, 2013, at 5 pm at the Madden Baptist Church in Madden. The reception will follow at the Pearl Resort Resort in Choctaw. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

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Children at First united Methodist Church Weekday Children's Ministries, at left, raised $1,626 for St. Jude's Children Hospital during their annual trik-a-thon. First row, Jalen Klootsky, Paxton Sharp, Charlie Smith, Canon Butler. Second row, Caroline Manning, Lilee Kate Long, Jack Flake, Jax Ervin. Third row, Blair Wells, Ryals Wilkerson, Macie Rae Parker, Samuel Burton, Emma Breazeale, Drew Baugh. Fourth row, Blair Wells, Ryals Wilkerson, Macie Rae Parker, Samuel Burton, Emma Breazeale, Drew Baugh. Fifth row, Maddox Mars, Leigh Phillips, Patsy Long, Amelia Burnside, Brittney Hillhouse, Lisa Posey.

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Kraig Fender graduates from Air Force training

Air Force Airman Kraig A. Fender graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Fender is the son of Jill Fender of Union, Miss., and nephew of Linda McCutcheon of Templeton, Calif. He is a 2012 graduate of Union High School, Miss.

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table state in the nation and Neshoba County is no exception. Year after year our citizens have given generously to United Way and we hope that you will continue to support this worthy organization. Donations may also be made in honor or in memory of a loved one. Communicating United Way’s impact in our community can be difficult to achieve. Campaign season, however, provides a terrific opportunity to walk the talk, and make sure that

our focus in on improving community conditions through education, income and health. Yes, we raise money, but to what end? To improve community conditions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: United Way of Neshoba County, P O Box 91, Philadelphia, MS. 39350. Or, you could Chris Roake at 601.656.1000 and she will be happy to help you. Thank you for all the support you give to our community!

United Way begins campaign to raise $50K

The 2014 fund drive of the United Way of Neshoba County is under way. Our mission is to create a culture of giving, advocating and volunteering. Our goal for 2014 is $50,000. Funds collected during the annual drive go to nineteen of our local agencies that directly affect our citizens. That means that 100% of the funds raised are allocated to local agencies supported by the United Way of Neshoba County. Mississippi is the most chari-

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Museum Memories

With darkness fast approaching on Feb. 3, 1945, a Filipino guerrilla, Captain Manuel Colayco, guided the first column of the First Cavalry down Manila’s Rizal Avenue toward the gates of Santo Tomas Internment Center on Espana Street. Amid the frenzied shouts of the excited Japanese, some of the captives distinctly heard the mechanical rumbling on the cobblestone streets. Within minutes, about 8:30 p.m., a loud clamor rang out, and the Battlin Basic, the tank of Captain Jesse Walters, commander of Company B, drove the iron gates of the university into the ground. With tears streaming and screaming in jubilation, internees ran to the plaza to greet their conquering heroes, quickly surrounding the men and the tanks of the 44th Tank Battalion under the command of Major William V. Barksdale. Many fell to the ground, folded their hands and prayed, while others touched the American flags painted on the iron hulks of the tanks. Cheers erupted when the hatches opened on top of the other fighting machines that carried inscriptions on the gun turrets such as Georgia Peach, Block Buster, San Antone, Crusader, Klankin Koffin and the Ole Miss. Within minutes, the crowd began singing “God Bless America,” then “America” and lastly, “The Star Spangled Banner.” One nurse remembered that “the men in the tanks looked like giants to us because we were so emaciated and thin.” Second Lieutenant Robert E. Lee of the Bond Community in Neshoba County led the Third Platoon of Company B of the 44thBattalion in his command tank, Ole Miss, along with the four other tanks of his unit. Exiting the Ole Miss in front of the main administration building, the almost 6’ 1” Bob Lee, with combat boots, steel pot and goggles, had to tower 6’3”or 6’4” in the air. Neshoba County nurse, Lieutenant Jean Kennedy* was in an upstairs floor of one of the buildings when an excited friend rushed in the room and said, “Jean, there’s someone from your hometown downstairs and wants to see you.”

“I ran downstairs as fast as I could,” recalled Lieutenant Kennedy, “and saw Robert Lee, standing next to the Ole Miss.” Approaching the lanky, reddish-brown haired, well-tanned 28-year-old tank commander, Kennedy said, “You look like you’re from Mars.” Lee replied in his slow, Southern drawl, “Yes, Ma’am, my name is Robert E. Lee, and I worked for Mars Wholesale Company, in Philadelphia, Mississippi, before I came here.” Later she noted that, “I was struck with disbelief that here was a fellow Philadelphian rescuing us. It is indeed a small world.” On March 12, 1945, Chairman Earl Carroll and ViceChairman S. L. Lloyd, from the Camp Administrative Office of Santo Tomas, wrote to Major Barksdale: “On behalf of the 3,768 American and Allied civilians interned at Santo Tomas, we express to you, your officers and men, our sincerest appreciation for the gallant and heroic entry into the City of Manila and the dramatic liberation of our camp on the glorious night of 3 February 1945. Mere words cannot adequately express our deepest feelings, but we assure you that the night of our liberation shall be an undying memory for all of us.” Two years later, Sept. 2, 1947, the anniversary of the formal surrender of the Imperial Japanese Army, the Philippines Historical Committee erected a historical marker just outside the Santo Tomas University’s reception hall. The inscription reads, “University of Santo Tomas Compound used as a concentration camp for American and Allied civilians during World War II/ Liberated February 3, 1945 at 8:30 p.m. by the 44th Tank Battalion attached to the 1st Cav Div/ Capt Jesse L. Walters in his tank Battlin Basic broke through iron fence right side gate Espana St supported by the 3rd platoon under 2nd Lt. Robert E. Lee/ liberating force guided by Capt. Manuel Colayco who lost his life in action.” (Concluding episode: March 5, 2014.) VETERANS MEMORIES Civil War Veterans Burnside, Leonidas W. – Private; enlisted April 24,1861 at Philadelphia, Mississippi, in Company D, 11th Mississippi

Infantry Regiment; age eighteen; farmer; nick-named “Lee;” received $50.00 bounty for reenlistment at Camp Fisher, near Dumfries, Virginia, February 7, 1862. Hospitalized with laryngitis at Chimborazo Hospital #9 at Richmond, Virginia, May 11, 1862; mortally wounded at Gaines’ Mill, June 27, 1862; died at Richmond, July 11, 1862; record remark: “Died from wound received June 27 1862;” death claim settled for $45.90; paid to his father, John Burnside, March 31, 1863. World War II Veterans Kennedy, Nelson Guy* – Private to Staff Sergeant; enlisted on February 9, 1942 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, in the United States Army; age twenty-five; college student; served and trained in the American Theatre of Operations at an aircraft mechanic’s school at Keesler Field, Mississippi, with the Army Air Corps, July 1942. Stationed as an instructor in engine operations with Section C at the 1264th Base Unit; stationed again at Keesler Field, January 1943, and at Maxwell Field, Alabama, May 1944. Served also in the European Theatre of Operations, August 1944 to December 1945; stationed at Cairo, Egypt, February 1945 to August 1945. Awarded the American Campaign Medal, EuropeanAfrican Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Discharged at Camp Shelby, January 5, 1946, demobilization; described as five feet eight inches tall, weighing 128 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Note*: Lieutenant Imogene Kennedy, Technician First Class Charles Kenneth Kennedy, Staff Sergeant Glendon Woodrow Kennedy, Seaman First Class James Truman Kennedy and Staff Sergeant Nelson Guy Kennedy, all veterans of World War II, were children of Roy J. and Mittie Walton Kennedy. Philadelphia-Neshoba County Historical Museum Steven H. Stubbs, Curator 303 Water Avenue South Philadelphia, Mississippi 39350 (601) 656-1284 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Monday thru Friday

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High School, now a senior at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, was home last weekend to attend the memorial service for her great-uncle Henry F. Peebles, along with her grandfather, Claude Peebles, Jr., and aunts, Claudette Peebles McMichael and Patti Peebles. While in Philadelphia, Susie-Hannah visited her mother, Doni Williams, and her grandmother, Inez Hamilton Peebles. Following her graduation on December14, 2013, SusieHannah will enter graduate school at The University of Alabama, Birmingham. g Brenda Matthews, Jo Fulton and I made it back to the beach in Gulf Shores last week, and so, Thank God, did all the birds of the air and the fishes of the sea. Unmindful of the fact that their very existence was at stake after the oil spill, the little sand birds followed the waves pecking unceasingly for food, the long-legged cranes stood undisturbed on the beach, looking out across the blue-green water, the seagulls read the “do not

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feed the seagulls” signs with disgust, while the fishermen fished, and the dolphins jumped in the water to their delight, and to the delight of us watching. God is good. All's right with the world! g A group of 21 seniors from East Philadelphia Baptist Church enjoyed a tour of one of the nation's premier art museums and one of the state's most beautiful historic districts when they recently visited Laurel, Mississippi. This is an account of the trip as shared with us by Harold Anderson, a member of the group and a native of Laurel. “The Philadelphians were treated to a guided tour of the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art considered one of the best small art museums in the nation – where they viewed the institution's priceless art collection, its famed basket collection (including the second smallest basket in existence; it is woven from a single blade of grass and must be viewed through a magnifying glass) and a beautiful collection of Georgian silver tea

services . The guide explained that the museum was established by the Rogers family – one of Laurel's founders – in honor of their son, Lauren, who died of appendicitis at the age of 21, and donated their extensive art and basket collection in 1923. Both the facility and collection have grown, and it is now a wellendowed non-profit foundation. Museum historian George Bassi presented an illustrated program explaining the history of Laurel. Laurel was founded in 1882 by four wealthy timber families from Clinton, Iowa who were looking for a new source of timber. They discovered the village of Laurel, Mississippi in the midst of the extensive yellow southern pine belt. They established the city and built four large sawmills. The city thrived, and by 1919, surpassed Natchez as the per capita richest city in the state, and more lumber was shipped from Laurel than any other city in the world. The Eastmans (another


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founding family), through their relative George Eastman, of Eastman Kodak fame, had access to the inventor Thomas Edison. They requested Edison's help in finding a use for the wood scraps produced as a by-product of lumber manufacturing. He sent a protege, engineer William Mason to Laurel, where he invented Masonite and established a factory that eventually employed more than 2,000 people. A Laurel native, a Mr. Lindsey, invented a log wagon that revolutionized the logging industry. Lindsey wagons were sold world-wide and were manufactured in Laurel until 1960. The founding fathers were sophisticated and generous people who were determined to develop a livable and beautiful city in the wilderness. They built fine homes for themselves and donated schools and other public buildings to the city. One of these was Oak Park Institute, the state's first high school for Black students – at a time when it was against the law to educate a black person beyond the eighth grade!

Laurel's early leaders would not allow any mill to pay in script redeemable at a company store that lead to the development of a thriving business district and middle class. They hired pioneering landscape architect Fredrick Law Olmstead to design the city's parks which still exist today. Olmstead's other works include Central Park in New York and the grounds of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.” Following a buffet lunch at Western Sizzlin', Harold lead his fellow church members on a driving tour of the Laurel Historic and Downtown Districts. Those enjoying the day were Harold and his wife, Paula Anderson, Randy and Jackie Hearn, H. G. and Mary Jo Cooper, Ray and Lilly Partridge, Hoyt ans Marjorie Payne, Kenneth and Polly Massey, Brother Mark Cloys, Curtis Blocker, Bobbie Anthony, Carolyn Smith, Maudine Beckham, Janice Thomas, Glenda Hardy, Mazelle Skinner and Ray Fleming.

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Neshoba kings and queens

Kings and queens at Neshoba Central are, front row, Left to right: Cole Richmond, Leah Hantzis, Maggie Bradley, Atianna Anderson, Jayden Williamson, Blaire Williamson, Will Garner, Claydi Willis, Kody Tucker, Anna Lauren Bryan, Sam Killens, Cooper Wright, Seth Brown, Colin Crenshaw, Kristen Sanchez, Blake Strait, Destiny Mixon, Caden Stovall, Laura Frances Eakes, Bailee Rhea Ridout, William Morales and Eli Lepard. Middle row, Gavin Gray, Payton Gipson, Jacey Shotts, Madalyn young, Claire Copes, Harley Williamson, Emma Kate Loven, Cannon Henderson, Max Weir, and Jaiden Reid. Back row, Bryson Smith, Sanders Griffis, Caleb Thompson, Wade Norton, Dakota Williamson, Cody Lewis, Marlee Bell, Nicole Brantley, Seth Smith, Jaci Willis and Peyton Flake.



WHEREAS, the United States of America, acting by and through the United States Department of Agriculture, is the owner and holder of the following real estate deed(s) of trust, securing an indebtedness therein mentioned and covering certain real estate hereinafter described located in Neshoba County, Mississippi, said deed(s) of trust being duly recorded in the Office of the Chancery Clerk in and for said County and State:

Grantors Grantor(s)

Uneatrice R. Griffin

Date Executed Trust Deed Date Executed Book Page April 5, 2007

2007 4611

WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of the indebtedness secured by said deed(s) of trust, and the United States of America, as Beneficiary, has authorized and instructed me as Substitute Trustee to foreclose said deed(s) of trust by advertisement and sale at public auction in accordance with the statutes made and provided therefor. THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that pursuant to the power of sale contained in said deed(s) of trust and in accordance with the statutes made and provided therefor, the said deed(s) of trust will be foreclosed and the property covered thereby and hereinafter described will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the North front door of the County Courthouse in the city of Philadelphia, Mississippi, in the aforesaid County and will sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM) on November 25, 2013, to satisfy the indebtedness now due under and secured by said deed(s) of trust. Trustee.

I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substitute The premises to be sold are described as:

Lot 2 of Block B-5 of the Southeast Addition to the City of Philadelphia, Mississippi.

Deadline for legals is Thursday at 5 p.m.


Date: October 30, 2013

Kenneth E. Wright, Substitute Trustee Duly authorized to act in the premises by instrument dated June 9, 2008, and recorded in Book 2008, Page 5963, of the records of the aforesaid County and State. Publish: 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20; (4t)

Wildlife Jamboree set for Nov. 12 at Neshoba Coliseum 6C, The Neshoba Democrat, Philadelphia, Miss., November 6, 2013

By MiKE REED Special to the Democrat


The annual Wildlife Jamboree held each year at the Neshoba Coliseum for at least 26 years has grown to having 3,000 or more attending each year. This year the event will open its doors at 4:30 p.m. on November 12. The cost is $3 per person, age 6 and under admitted free. Youth activities will get started at 3:30 p.m., however. Youth activities will be held just outside of the coliseum at the stall barn area. These activities will consist of an archery contest and an air rifle contest. The youth archery and air rifle contest will be held from 3:30 p.m. till 5 p.m. There will be a compound division and recurve division in archery. There will only be one division in the air

rifle contest. Each of these divisions will be broken down into 7-10, 11-14 and 15-18 age groups. Participants will have to provide their own compound bows. We will provide recurve bows and air rifles to competitors. A big buck contest will also be held with a youth division as well. All of these youth contest are open to youth age 18 and under. The Big Buck Contest will be conducted again this year. It needs to be a mounted buck taken from last season. All hunters from the surrounding area are eligible to participate. The divisions are 1) Youth ages 18 and under, 2) Adults age 19

Leake Academy celebrated an astoundingly successful Halloween Carnival on Saturday night, October 26, 2013. The month long fundraiser sponsored by the PTO brought in a total of $213,778.36. Proceeds from the carnival benefit the school by providing improvements, expansions, and purchasing necessary classroom equipment and supplies. Jodi Wilcher, PTO President and Mr. Jerry H. Crowe, Headmaster, express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to patrons for their dedication and commitment to Leake Academy during the month of October. They were overwhelmed by the total money collected by our supporters and pleasantly surprised by the number of people in attendance. Kings and Queens who won each category are as follows: Landon Smith and Ava Grace Atkinson represented Mrs. Diane Jones and Mrs. Cindy Blocker’s K-5 classes and won the kindergarten division. Landon is the son of Neal and Tracy Smith of the Laurel

Hill Community. Ava Grace is the daughter of Joseph and Britney Atkinson of Carthage. The K-5 classes raised a total of $17,658.57. The K-4 classes of Mrs. Kem Robinson and Mrs. Diane McMillan raised a total of $16,225.28. Kings and queens representing K-4 ckasses were Zach Comans, son of Jacob and Amanda Comans of Sebastopol, Brooklyn Wade, daughter of Ashley Devine and Adam Wade of Carthage, Brooke Wiskus, daughter of Chance and Cheslea Wiskus of Carthage, and Jon Perry, son of Justin and Kristen Perry of Walnut Grove. Winners of the 1st - 3rd grade division were Mrs. Lynn Wilson and Mrs. Janice Feiber’s first grade classes with a total of $16,876.85. . Representing first grade was Kade Porter and Grayson Atchley. Kade is the son of Nick and Teri Porter of Lena. Grayson is the son of Justin and Jessica Atchley of Kosciusko. Second grade was represented by Larait Cutrer, son of Kevin and Brandi Cutrer of Carthage, and Meah

and over and 3) Primitive Weapon. These deer mounts are to be brought to the Coliseum Monday, November 11 by 5:00 p.m. This year the Extension Service will be offering some additional educational booths. By participating in the educational booths row you can earn the opportunity to win some of the top door prizes given away that night. For more information please call (601) 656-4602. There will also be a wild game tasting buffet at the Wildlife Jamboree. If you will contribute a dish to this buffet you will receive five free tickets on a gun raffle to be held that evening. We will not have a speaker this year. Instead we will have videos running on a screen put together by the various USDA agencies that put on the Wildlife

Leake Academy Halloween Carnival grosses $213,778

Pinter, daughter of Martin and Shay Pinter of Madden. Winners of the 4th - 6th grade division were the 5th grade classes of Mrs. Deanna Jones and Mrs. Gail Tucker with a total of $20,414.46. Representing the classes of Mrs. Beth Alford and Mrs. Monica Adams was Patrick Patterson and Jenna Chamblee. Patrick is the son of Neil and Jessica Patterson of Carthage, and Jenna is the daughter of Joel and Christy Chamblee of Freeny. Luke Murphy and Montana Lang represented the sixth grade classes of Mrs. Susan Sturdivant and Mrs. Molly Breazeale. Luke is the son of James and Carrie Murphy, Montana is the daughter of Dr. Monty and Michelle Lang of Philadelphia. The seventh grade class was the winner of the Jr. High School division with a total of $12,063.97, and the junior class was the winner of the High School division with $31,500.81. Winners of the drawings were Marcie Roberts, Mike Sharp, Larry Walker, and Keisha Moore.

Jamboree. We hope participants at this yearís Wildlife Jamboree will enjoy this session. We hope you will come and bring your whole family. It will be an evening with something for everyone. Stew will be provided and many vendors will be

on the floor and concourse displaying their items related to the outdoors. UPCOMING EVENTS • Nov. 13 - Leadership Neshoba, 8 a.m., Community Development Partnership Depot.

Fall/winter lawn care activities By HARViN HuDSON Special to the Democrat


Do you have a desire or need for your lawn to be green throughout the winter? There are only a couple good reasons for establishing a winter lawn here in Mississippi. The first is the need to provide some type of ground cover for a new home site where it is too late in the fall to establish a permanent lawn. Another may be that you have had your permanent lawn damaged in some way that it will be vulnerable to additional winter injury if not overseeded. And questionably if this is a good reason, for some you simply must have that green lawn all year. Actually for strong, healthy permanent lawns overseeding with cool season grasses will delay next spring’s greenup. The turf species of preference for winter overseeding warm season lawns should be perennial ryegrass. Perennial ryegrasses are much finer textured than annual ryegrass cultivars, generally have much better color through-

out the winter, not as prone to clumpiness, and do not produce as many unsightly seed stalks in the spring. Seeding rate for home lawns with perennial ryegrass should be 8-10 pounds per thousand square feet and if you use annual ryegrass increase this by another 2 pounds. Seeding should be done wen soil temperatures reach around 70 degrees which as a general rule will occur around the first of October for much of Mississippi. With fewer daylight hours and cooler temperatures our lawns have slowed considerably in growth thus giving us more time to pay greater attention to lawn care activities other than mowing. One such activity that you should consider now is an insecticide application to control fire ants. Fire ants are nuisance and painful pests that we must manage as it is unlikely that we will ever eradicate them.

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Kirkland S. Griffin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Griffin is the son of Scott Griffin of Portland, Ore., and grandson of Margret Griffin of Union, Miss. He is a 2011 graduate of Newton County High School, Decatur.

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While the larger colonies are quite noticeable by their elevated mounds it is those smaller not so obvious ones that keep their ever presence in our lawns. Killing the queens is the only way to eliminate fire ant colonies. Granular bait applications are very effective this time of year as foraging ants looking for food will carry the bait back to the colony, pass it through the food chain and ultimately feed to the queen. Baits should be applied when the ground is dry and preferably in the late afternoon to ensure that the ants pick it up before it can degrade from bright sunlight and higher temperatures. Baits should always be applied as fresh product since the food source can become rancid overtime and the ants will not eat it. The larger the area treated the greater efficacy you will obtain; therefore, you may want to organize with neighbors to treat several lawns at once. For additional information contact the Neshoba County Extension Service at 601-6564602.

Kirkland S. Griffin

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Don’t Forget About Me!

“Do not reject me now that I am old; do not abandon me now that I am feeble. . . . Now that I am old and my hair is gray, do not abandon me, O God!” (Psalm 71: 9,18) Do you recall the episode of the Andy Griffith Show where Aunt Bee goes away for a while leaving Andy and Opie to fend for themselves? Then, she returns home, somewhat dismayed, to discover they had gotten along just fine without her. Of course that was not the whole truth. You’ll have to go back and watch the show to learn the real shape of the matter. But the point which was being made was that all of us want to feel needed. There is just something within us that recoils from the thought that we’ve outlived our usefulness or discover we’re no longer appreciated or wanted. This truth also was conveyed quite comically in a cartoon drawing I found in Em Griffin’s book, Making Friends which depicted a minister entering into the church office to find the church secretary sitting at her desk. He is an absolute mess. He’s hobbling on crutches, has a blacken eye, is covered with bandages and has one arm in a cast. Then, with a wry smile on her face, the secretary asks: ‘How did the singles group respond to your suggestion that they call themselves ‘The Leftovers’?” Well, their reaction was quite evident! None of us ever wishes to think that we have been shoved off to the side of life and forgotten. To imagine that we’ve become expendable is heartbreaking indeed. But it happens. Marriages – some of which have endured the passing of many years – all too often come to a tragic end as one spouse essentially says to the other, ‘I don’t want or need you anymore. I can be happier without you.’ Employees serve their company well for many years only to reach the day when their contracts are terminated. Someone else – someone younger – or perhaps even a machine – has been found to replace them In this psalm, David contemplates his advancing years. With those years comes a declining strength. He’s not yet a dotard, mind you, but clearly he cannot do all of which he was once capable in his younger years. Now, that fact alone is not what worries him. He is perfectly accepting of the natural passing of years, but he doesn’t want God to forget him. He knows full well that the day will never come when he might grow beyond his own need for God or outlive his love for God. That goes without question. What he desires here is some confirmation – some assurance – that God will remain constant towards him and that the growing list of his infirmities will not cause God to cast him aside. Perhaps you can identify somewhat with David. I know I certainly can. I don’t get very far into my morning routine without coming face to face with my own peculiar set of age-


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related challenges. You should see me making my first passage down the stairs in the morning. You’d think I was a hundred years old. I do believe that there are times when my knees make more creaking sounds than the old wooden steps upon which I tread! Growing old isn’t for the faint of heart, is it? And although Larry Lorenzoni has said that “Birthdays are good for you, because statistics have proven that those people who have the most of them live the longest” – still, it is a struggle for us when the strength begins to wane, the memory isn’t quite as sharp as it was, the walk a little slower and the hand a little less steady (See: Eccles 12:3). So, we may ask: ‘When that day comes, will God still desire me and will He still find use for me?’ That’s David’s question. If you have your Bible open, notice how he recalls God’s tender loving care in his youthful years and how he praises the God who gave him birth and has sustained him all the days of his life (vv. 5-8). And so now, in his graying years, he longs to be reassured that this same God will continue to care for him, bless him, - and perhaps even more importantly – desire to employ him still in kingdom service. Is that a desire that you share? I’ve always found it rather sad to watch older church members withdraw themselves too soon and too needlessly from active participation in the life of their church and from active service unto the Lord. Too easily are their infirmities used as an excuse to become a hermit or recluse. Voluntarily they shut themselves up in their fortresses of misery and complain about how the world and their church have left them behind. David isn’t making excuses here. Okay, so what if he can’t do all he once could do! So what if it takes him longer to get someplace or if he forgets stuff or if he misplaces things and can’t find them! So what! Does that mean that he is no longer of any value? Should any of these things warrant God’s rejection of him? Absolutely not! And so he prays: “Even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, until I declare Your strength to this generation and your power to all who are to come.” Do you see what’s happening? David refocuses his attention on what is still attainable in his remaining years. He sets a goal and determines that he (by God’s grace) will press forward to achieve it. He will not stop. He will not sideline himself. He will not quit. Like the Apostle Paul who wrote: “Forgetting what lies behind I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” – David asks that God will strengthen him for a similar purpose. Now, what does God yet have for you to do?

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430 Beacon St., Philadelphia Phone 601-656-2472

Craig Martin, D.M.D. General Dentistry 1001 E. Main St. Philadelphia


“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29

Rapid File Tax Service

The place to file if you want your money back fast!!!!

367 West Main Street Philadelphia, MS 39350 Still the best price Always the best service

Phone 601-656-6739 Fax 601-656-6715

Electronic filing

The Added Touch Florist & The Rubye Yates House


1014 Posey Avenue • Next door to the Post Office


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