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An 18-yearold Warren County man accused of shooting his mother’s livein boyfriend earlier this month has Jeremy Blake been indicted Bowlin for murder by the Warren County Grand Jury. Jeremy Blake Bowlin, 3400

On A2 10 sentenced in circuit court U.S. 80, Lot 4, was arraigned Friday in circuit court by presiding Judge Isadore Patrick. Vicksburg attorney Eugene Perrier was assigned to defend Bowlin, whose trial date on the murder charge was set for Oct. 3. Bowlin was arrested Jan. 6 shortly after the shooting death of 25-year-old Timothy

Wayne Harmon, of the same address, around 4 a.m. Harmon died from a single gunshot to the chest, said Coroner Doug Huskey, and was found lying the doorway of the home by deputies responding to 911 calls from neighbors. Since, Bowlin has been held without bond in the Warren County Jail because he was already out on bond from previous arrests when the shooting took place.

Jail remains jurors’ top issue By Pamela Hitchins

Conditions at the Warren County Jail again topped the list of concerns raised in the Grand Jury Report issued by the panel meeting this week. “We are concerned with how long it takes to make a change in the conditions of

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Kate Simrall, above from left, Gabby Andrews, Sydney Breard and Lucas Jeffers, kindergartners at St. Francis Xavier Elementary, examine an egg in a protective case they designed during an educational exercise Friday. The students placed the egg in the case, dropped it from the roof of the school and formed hypotheses if the egg would break. Some of them did, like the one Sydney, at right, examines. Above, students look toward the roof. Kate is the daughter of Holley Simrall. Gabby is the daughter of Brandon and Tiffany Andrews. Sydney is the daughter of Jason and Tara Breard. Lucas is the son of Cappy and Lavon Jeffers.

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1845: Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven” is first published in the New York Evening Mirror. 1998: A bomb rocks an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Ala., killing security guard Robert Sanderson and critically injuring nurse Emily Lyons. (The bomber, Eric Rudolph, is serving a life sentence.)

the jail,” the report stated. As with grand juries over the last five years, the panel said the issue affects jailers and deputies as well as prisoners. “We feel that the board should investigate possible federal funding or additional means to assist with this project,” jurors wrote.

JACKSON — Mississippi is moving closer to outlawing fake bath salts and other products containing toxic chemicals that some people are using to get a psychotic high. A ban passed the Senate unanimously on Friday and moves to the House for more work. The bill would ban mephedrone and MDPV — short for methylenedioxypyrovalerone. “It’s a chemical that doesn’t have a legitimate reason to be in bath salts,” said Senate Drug Policy Committee Chairman Sid Albritton, R-Picayune. Officials say the chemicals are sold in small packets in convenience stores under such names as Ivory Wave, Bliss, White Lightning and Hurricane Charlie. The chemicals can cause hallucinations, paranoia and suicidal thoughts, authorities say. Albritton said regular, unadulterated bath salts — not the kind used for getting high, but the kind actually used for bathing — sell for about $4.50 for three pounds. He said a packet of the fake bath salts sells for $20 for 200 milligrams. Manufacturers are putting dangerous chemicals into products such as bath salts and plant foods and skirting Food and Drug Administration regulation by labeling them as not for human consumption, Albritton said. Through word of mouth and the Internet, information spreads about how the products can be used to produce a high similar to that produced See Salts, Page A2.

Touch-screen tourist info centers in the works for city By Manivanh Chanprasith To keep up with the digital age, the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau will install two interactive informational kiosks at two local visitor stations this year. “We have to move forward,” VCVB board member David

Day said Thursday after the group’s monthly meeting. “Our customers, who are the visitors to Vicksburg, have an expectation of a digital experience — or else you’re considered antiquated. Even though we are a historical town with this wonderful and tremendous history, we have to stay 100 percent modern

in order to reach the people who are out there traveling.” Information such as local dining and shopping attractions, tours, events and gaming will be featured on a 3-feet by 4-feet touch screen. Information will be in real time and streamed from the VCVB website. A kiosk is to be installed

by the end of March at the Vicksburg National Military Park Visitor Center and the other sometime in 2012 at the renovated Levee Street Depot set to be completed by year’s end; however, that location is under consideration because the board agreed to look into installing it in a higher traffic center

— the Mississippi Welcome Center at Washington and Interstate 20, a state-run facility that nets about 10,000 people a month. VCVB Executive Director Bill Seratt told the board that special permission from the state would be needed. See VCVB, Page A9.


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10 sentenced in Warren County Circuit Court In Warren County Circuit Court for the week ending Friday: • Gregory K. Brown, 41, 140 Eastover Drive, was found guilty of violating probation and sentenced by Circuit Judge M. James Chaney to the Mississippi Department of Corrections Restitution Center at Hinds or Jackson county to pay $1,292.41 in court costs and fees. Brown was arrested April 4, 2001, for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. • Wilson Odell Bryant, 36, 2711 Drummond St., pleaded guilty to uttering a forgery and was sentenced by Chaney to two years in prison followed by three years of probation, a $1,000 fine, $322.50 in costs and $1,642.17 in restitution. Bryant was arrested Oct. 25. • Kelly Mitchell Carter, 59,

A Vicksburg man who had been free on a $5,000 bond from a Dec. 30 drug charge was arrested Friday morning on a stolen firearm charge. Everette Scott, 18, 214 Overlook Drive, was arrested after a search of his home by Warren County sheriff’s deputies turned up a stolen 9 mm semi-automatic handgun, Sheriff Martin Pace Post photographers: Church news and church briefs: Sports news: News about youth and releases from colleges and schools:

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124 Skyline Drive, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced by Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick to the Ninth Circuit Court Drug Court Program for a period not to exceed five years, plus $622.50 in costs. Carter was indicted by the grand jury in October 2008. • Jerry Lee Dee, 29, 209 Ridgeway St., pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced by Patrick to five years of probation, plus a $1,500 fine and $672.50 in costs. Dee was arrested June 29. • Jermaine D. Dorsey, 29, 3012 Green St., pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced

and sentenced by Patrick to two years in prison followed by three years of probation, plus $1,748.38 in fines and costs. Johnson was arrested Nov. 22, 2008, for felony shoplifting. • Matilda Watson, 43, 613 Lefleur St., Clarksdale, was found guilty of violating probation and sentenced by Chaney to two additional years of probation, plus $1,072.50 in fines, fees and restitution. Watson was arrested June 7, 2007, for forgery. • Darryl Lee Williams, 18, was found guilty of violating probation and sentenced by Chaney to eight years in prison with credit for time served. Williams was arrested Nov.22, 2008, for armed robbery.


said. Scott is being charged with possession of a stolen firearm. Pace said a trace of the gun showed that it belonged to a resident of Price Street, in the city. The owner, once contacted, was not aware that it had been stolen.

Scott was one of five arrested Dec. 30 and 31 in home burglaries in the Greenbriar subdivision, in the southern part of the county. He had been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and released from the Warren County Jail after posting bond. Overlook Drive, where Scott

lives, is part of Greenbriar subdivision. Charges for the other four include burglary, grand larceny and possession of a stolen firearm. All but Gerald Young, 19, 110 Overlook Drive, were released on bond. Young’s bond amount was unavailable.

Friday that the products have been a problem in the northern part of the state and along the Gulf Coast but not yet in the metro Jackson area. No senator spoke against the bill, and many added

their names to it as co-sponsors. Other states are taking steps to outlaw the fake bath salts. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal did so by emergency order this month after the state’s poison center received

more than 125 calls in the last three months of 2010 involving exposure to the chemicals. The House is expected to pass the bill, which would become law immediately if Gov. Haley Barbour signs it.

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by Patrick to five years in prison followed by five years of probation, a $5,000 fine and $622.50 in costs. Dorsey was arrested May 19. • Willie D. Gladwell, 40, 4407 N. Frontage Road, Apt. 11, pleaded guilty to burglary of a dwelling and aggravated assault and was sentenced by Patrick to 20 years in prison, plus a $1,500 fine and $322.50 in costs. Gladwell was arrested Aug. 24. • Eugene Harried Jr., 39, 9710 Freetown Road, pleaded guilty to fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer and was sentenced by Chaney to 27 days in jail followed by three years of probation, a $1,000 fine and $322.50 in costs. Harried was arrested Feb. 19. • Susie Mae Johnson, 36, 1124 South St., was found guilty of violating probation


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CLUBS Vicksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today; book drive, cookbooks for sale, voter and college financial aid information; Outlets at Vicksburg. VAMP — Noon Tuesday; Patrick House, Vicksburg native and season 10 “Biggest Loser” winner, speaker; Ameristar’s Heritage Buffet. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’; Bridgett Hunt, RiverPointe Dance,

speaker. Lions — Noon Wednesday; Linda Fondren, CNN Hero, health and fitness program; Jacques’.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Career Services Center — Open to Vicksburg Housing Authority residents; 601-5298158 or 601-631-0102. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 tonight, music by Desperados; donations appreciated. Evening of Classical Music — 4:30 p.m. Sunday; free concert by Vicksburg Orchestral Society; The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal at South and Monroe streets; 601-636-0542. Divorce Recovery —10week workshop each Tuesday for those divorced, divorcing, separated or recovering

from broken relationships; 6-8 p.m. Feb. 15-April 19 at Grace Christian Counseling, 1414 Cherry St.; 601-636-5703; $150; limited financial assistance available. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. River City Mended Hearts — 5 p.m. Tuesday; American Heart Month; heart patients and families; River Region Medical Center. Black Sheep Concert — 6 p.m. Feb. 13; Vicksburg Auditorium; tickets: $10 at Vicksburg Convention Center box office, H.C. Porter Gallery, or 800-7453000. Kids’ Mardi Gras Mask Workshop — 3:45-5 p.m. March 4; $10 per child, ages 6 and older; reservations: 601-631-2997

or; Karen Biedenharn, presenter; 1302 Adams St. Mardi Gras Parade — 4 p.m. March 5; theme: Peace, Love and Mardi Gras; clubs, churches, organizations, schools, dance/drill teams, and businesses invited; Vicksburg Main Street, 601-634-4527.

CHURCHES Greater Grove Street — Women’s ministry breakfast, 9 today, Shoney’s; Dr. Casey Fisher, pastor. Pleasant Green Baptist — Mission ministry conference, 1 today; 817 Bowman St. Rosa A. Temple High Class of 1966 reunion — 2 p.m. Sunday, planning meeting; Mount Calvary Church, 1350 East Ave.; 601-415-0512 or 601-218-1355.

On Monday, the United Way of West Central Mississippi hosted the Harlem Ambassadors professional show basketball team for a night of high-flying slam dunks, hilarious comedy and feel-good family entertainment. The Harlem Ambassadors would like to extend a special thank you to event organizers Lauren Garrick and Barbara Tolliver who planned and promoted the game. The United Way All-Stars proved to be an energetic and challenging team, and we thank all of the players for their good sportsmanship. The event would not have been possible without the support and generosity of local community sponsors, the United Way and the event volunteers. The Harlem Ambassadors thank the community of Vicksburg for its warm hospitality and look forward to returning! Dale Moss Harlem Ambassadors president

Red Carpet crew grateful This year marked the 14th anniversary of the Red Carpet Basketball Classic. The classic is fortunate to highlight athletics in basketball from Porters Chapel, St. Aloysius, Warren Central and Vicksburg High. Your support helps our local high school students with scholarships to help them continue their education. The Red Carpet Basketball Classic committee appreciates your help and looks forward to working together in the future. David McDonald, executive member Travis Wayne Vance Sr. Chairman Adam Cook Chairman-elect

VCVB staff helpful I would like to thank Sherry Jones at the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. GymSouth is hosting its first Mardi Gras Invitational gymnastics meet Feb. 12 and 13. More than 200 athletes from 11 gyms across the state will compete. With the possibility of more than 600 people visiting our city, I felt it necessary to promote Vicksburg. Sherry gave me visitors guides. She also was incredibly generous by providing me with Vicksburg-themed pens, notebooks, notepads, magnetic clips and other items to give to our judges and coaches. As if that was not enough, she provided me with Vicksburg bags and pamphlets that will be filled with coupons and information from area businesses. We are looking forward to our first Mardi Gras Invitational, and we are sure it will become an annual event. Many thanks to Sherry and the VCVB. Cherry Robbins GymSouth

Correction Alvin Taylor, elected vice president of the NRoute Transit Commission this week, is a retiree of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District. Incorrect information was printed Thursday. •

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Third man charged in Terry deaths; no bond for other suspects From AP and staff reports TERRY — A third person, the uncle of one of the suspects, has been arrested in the shooting deaths of a Terry couple. Alonzo Christian, 45, was arrested Friday at his Reddix Street home in west Jackson and charged with two counts of capital murder, said

Hinds County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jeffery Scott. An initial court appearance was pending. Also on Friday, a Hinds County judge denied bond for the other suspects in the case, Deon Carter, 29, and Travaris Christian, 20, both of Jackson. They’re charged with two counts of capital murder.

Alonzo Christian is Travaris Christian’s uncle. All three are charged with house burglary, child abuse and conspiracy. Investigators believe the slain couple — 26-year-old Robert L. Carter and his fiancee, 24-yearold Renitra Lee Mark, both of 1323 Timber Ridge Road — had been dead inside their home for

two days before being discovered Wednesday. A 7-month-old boy was in the home, said Scott. The child was hospitalized for dehydration and placed in the custody of the Department of Human Services, he said. Deon Carter is Robert L. Carter’s older brother.

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Pearl couple dead Fan mail pours in for popular prisoner in murder-suicide ‘just Tell him I appreciate him’

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The phone calls and incoming mail have picked up at Ecumenical House in the two weeks since the federal halfway house added a famous prisoner to its watch list: former Gov. Edwin Edwards. Though Edwards was allowed to serve the final six months of his prison term in home detention at his daughter’s house, the 83-year-old Democrat whose political influence stretched nearly half a century in Louisiana is assigned to Ecumenical House and must check in constantly. “I’ve never had an inmate that so many people want to know so much about,” said Darla O’Connor, director of the halfway house. “I can’t imagine what it’s like to be him.” O’Connor said Ecumenical House has received a steady stream of notes, cards and calls from Edwards supporters. One man called from Bunkie, saying, “Just tell him I appreciate him.” Other callers included tales of friendship, family connections or ballots cast for Edwards over his four terms as governor. Two people phoned to offer Edwards jobs. “As far as an inmate is concerned, he has gotten quite a

RIDGELAND — A Pearl couple is dead after a murder-suicide Friday morning outside an office complex in Ridgeland, police said. Billy Willard, 52, shot his wife, Stefanie Williard, police said, then turned the gun on himself. Stefanie Willard was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she died, police said. The shooting occurred after the woman walked outside to talk to her husband, Ridgeland Police Chief Jimmy Houston said. Stefanie Willard worked at Exam 1 on Northpark Drive.

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Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards arrives earlier this month with daughter Anna Edwards, center, at the Ecumenical House in Baton Rouge. few cards and notes. The mail comes and most people have nothing, and he averages one card a day. We’re just talking about a large volume for an inmate,” O’Connor said. Edwards was released from federal prison earlier this month after serving more than eight years for a bribery and extortion scheme to rig Louisiana’s riverboat casino

licensing process during his fourth and final term, which ended in 1996. He has maintained his innocence. As part of a work release program, Edwards is doing research and consulting for businesses owned by the head of the Louisiana Democratic Party, Claude “Buddy” Leach. He is staying in close contact with the halfway house and

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federal corrections officials. “His movements are monitored. He makes a million phone calls a day. He can’t just meet somebody at Ruth’s Chris (Steak House) for dinner. It’s not quite that simple,” O’Connor said. “The general population doesn’t seem to understand he’s still a prisoner.”


Government eyes Gulf oil rig probe NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. government said Friday it is investigating whether a Transocean worker’s handling of a key a piece of evidence in the Gulf oil spill probe affected the integrity of the examination of the device. Michael Bromwich, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, said in a letter to U.S. Rep. Ed Markey that his investigators have questioned workers from govern-

ment agencies and a Norwegian firm the government hired to test the failed blowout preventer. While no conclusions have been reached, Bromwich said that firm, Det Norske Veritas or DNV, admitted it was at fault for not disclosing to BOEMRE officials the Transocean worker’s role in the forensic work. He said that while he doesn’t believe testing on the device was compromised, the probe continues.

The 300-ton device that failed to stop the oil spill is still being tested in New Orleans. Bromwich said his agency is committed to ensuring the integrity of the testing and the broader investigation by a joint U.S. Coast GuardBOEMRE panel looking into the circumstances of the April 20, 2010, rig explosion off Louisiana. The blast killed 11 workers and led to 200 million gallons of oil spewing from a well a mile beneath the gulf.

JACKSON — State Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Brookhaven announced Friday she’s running for Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce. Hyde-Smith is a cattle rancher and is completing her 12th year in the Senate, where she chairs the Agriculture Committee. Hyde-Smith switched from the Democratic party to the Republican party in December. Agriculture Commissioner Lester Spell is not seeking

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS a fifth term. Cattle farmer Max Phillips of Taylorsville and Republican State Rep. Dannie Reed of Ackerman have also Sen. Cindy filed to run as Hyde-Smith Republicans. No Democrats have filed. The filing deadline is March 1. Party primaries are Aug. 2, and the general election is Nov. 8.

College merger study could cost $74,000 BATON ROUGE — A Colorado consulting firm will be paid as much as $74,000 to study a plan to merge Southern University at New Orleans with the University of New Orleans. The Board of Regents on Friday released the final terms of the contract it has with Dennis Jones, president of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems. Jones’ preliminary findings will be discussed Feb. 8.

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“No such thing has occurred, and the court does not intend to do that,” U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said during a monthly status conference. On Thursday, Louisiana Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell said he planned to ask Barbier to

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Payday lenders Caution is the prudent path From other Mississippi newspapers: • Northeast Daily Journal, Tupelo: A rising chorus of caution and the voice of an influential House chairman may have slowed what many have called the rushed passage of a bill reauthorizing — a year early — Mississippi’s “payday” lending act. Payday loans, in the eyes of state consumer groups and some religious leaders, amount to predatory lending to people who can least afford the high fees and interest rates, annualized as high as 574 percent. House Banking Chairman George Flaggs, D-Vicksburg, whose committee sent to the House a bill that passed early, said the payday lending industry

in the state and nationwide appears to have become too influential in the process of what is essentially a consumer protection and fairness issue. Flaggs said in-state payday lenders and out-of-state companies are fighting among themselves, with both groups “trying to pass a bill based on their calculations of profit margins. I don’t think that is fair to consumers.” The Senate passed its similar version of a payday lending bill, too. Now, it appears, the issue may be appropriately slowed for further, deeper consideration by a conference committee or in the House itself. The two chambers must agree on an identical bill before any laws are changed or reauthorization is readied

for enactment. Under proposals passed by the House and Senate, that annual percentage rate would drop to less than 300 percent. Other financial institutions are capped at 36 percent. Caution is the better track on the payday lending issue. Arguments that payday lenders offer a vital service to a segment of the population that can’t get loans elsewhere aren’t reason enough to deny regulations that protect those consumers from financial free fall. Lawmakers need to determine, without undue haste, just what the proper balance is that keeps those businesses viable without being needlessly predatory.

Put teeth into sunshine law legislation The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson: The Legislature is considering open meetings legislation in the 2011 session that could finally put some teeth in the state’s existing laws. While the state has had laws since 1975 requiring public bodies to allow access to meetings, officials who violate them faced little more than a slap on the hand. In addition, the meager fine — $100 — was paid by taxpayers, the very people harmed by the public officials’ action to shut them out. Proposals being considered could change that. Under one of the Senate bills, the state Ethics Commission or a chancery court

could nullify any action that occurs during an illegally closed meeting. The bill also would impose a fine of up to $1,000 on any person found violating the law. The bill also would set a $100 fine per violation to anyone wrongfully denying a person access to public records. The bill would require public officials who violate the law to pay reasonable attorneys’ fees to the person filing the complaint. No public money could be used to pay the fine or fees. Currently, only a $100 fine is imposed and the fine is assessed to the public body. A similar open meetings bill passed

the House Judiciary A Committee. The bill would require a fine between $500 and $1,000 on violations of open meetings laws, as well as give discretion to award attorneys’ fees. The House proposal, however, would not allow invalidation of the action taken in an illegal meeting by a court. Other bills would seek to put some reasonableness in what public bodies charge citizens for access to public records. It’s time Mississippi public officials were held accountable for keeping Mississippi taxpayers in the dark.

Freedom of the press The Greenwood Commonwealth: In another case involving the public’s right to know, the Mississippi Supreme Court is being asked to overturn a youth court judge who has barred a Hattiesburg television station from airing a videotape that allegedly shows an inmate being abused by guards at a juvenile detention center. The Forrest County judge, Mike McPhail, claims that broadcasting the

video would jeopardize juvenile privacy, even though WDAM-TV has offered to blur the faces of the juveniles so that they are not recognizable. A host of media organizations — including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Associated Press and Mississippi’s press and broadcast associations — have filed legal papers in support of the Hattiesburg station’s right to air the footage.

This should be an easy call for the Supreme Court. McPhail’s order is an unconstitutional infringement on freedom of the press. It hampers the media’s investigation of an issue of significant public concern. Airing the video will let the public know if the allegations of abuse are backed by evidence. The public should be allowed to see it.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 William D. Todd and Miss M.B. Chaplain are married. • A new grade is being established on Crawford Street from Washington to Monroe. • Lee Richardson will be in the Court of Honor for J.S. Richardson, king of New Orleans carnival. • Burglars enter the wagon factory of Daniel Phelan.


Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Clay of Rolling Fork are the parents of a daughter, Aimee Denise, born Feb. 1. • Plans for Mrs. Mary M. Miller Day are made at Mount Pilgrim Church. • Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Douglas announce the birth of a son, Robert Schaffer, on Feb. 3. • Delta State student Alice Myers of Vicksburg begins student teaching in the Carthage school system.

Dr. W.T. Capers is in the city to answer an invitation to fill the pulpit of Holy Trinity Church. • The electric light company secures an injunction to prevent the city abrogating the recent 16-year contract.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 B.H. Shannon, county assessor, begins his annual assessment. • Mrs. Robert Voelinger goes to Gethsemane, Ky., to bring home her little son who is attending school there.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 The Rev. A.M. Ayers addresses members of the Hi-Y at the high school. • Leslie Crichlow, ball player, signs a contract to play another season with the London, Ontario, team.

son is here from Atlanta.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931

60 YEARS AGO: 1951

Supervisors will pave Warrenton Road. • Mrs. Martha Hummell dies after a brief illness.

The temperature is 6 degrees in the city and near 0 in outlying areas.

Julia Schwen dies of injuries received in a collision in Port Gibson. • Leon Plump is rejected by the Army because he is 9 pounds underweight. • Mrs. Hugh Richard-

Sister M. Joseph Cosgrove, RSM, celebrates her 50th jubilee of the profession of her vows as a Sister of Mercy. • Mrs. J.L. Sullivan dies. • Ingrid Bergman stars in “A Walk in the Spring Rain” at Showtown USA. • Services are held for Mrs. Dorothy Phillips.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981

110 YEARS AGO: 1901

70 YEARS AGO: 1941

40 YEARS AGO: 1971

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Roberts announce the birth of a son, Michael, on Jan. 31. • Mr. and Mrs.. W.H. McGee return here after visiting Kentucky. • Clark Gable stars in “The Misfits” at the Strand Theatre.

Dana Jones, 11, receives a birthday card from former President Reagan because they share the same birthday. • State Rep. George Flaggs of Vicksburg says he may run for Sen. Ken Harper’s seat if Harper chooses to run for another state office. • Vicksburg Jaycees choose James E. “Jim” Stirgus Jr. as Outstanding Young Vicksburg resident.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Coach Kevin Manton of Vicksburg High School receives the 2000 National Federation of State High School Associations South Regional Girls Soccer Coach of the Year award. • We Care Services offers a free ACT workshop. • Helen G. Burks joins Allen Financial Group as an associate.

I couldn’t help missing the excitement of the old pep band that used to crank up at halftime. Now the basketball band never shuts up.

College hoops has moved from pep bands to Vegas sideshow AUBURN, Ala. — Confession: I haven’t been to a college basketball game in 34 years. Imagine my surprise to discover they are now part three-ring circus, part Vegas sideshow, sponsored by whoever can afford to print 10,000 T-shirts to drape across the back of seats and held in a new $92 million arena. The National Cathedral, by the way, cost $65 million. And it took 83 years to build. The most startling thing about today’s basketball games, though, is how loud they are. They are louder than the Talladega infield. Louder than a Chuck E. Cheese’s pizza emporium during a 3-year-old’s birthday party. Really loud. Manically loud. And I’m not talking about the cheering crowd. Back in the 1970s when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and I was a student, I loved basketball. It was something cheap and comfortable to do on a cold winter’s night. It was laid back and traditionally dull. It might be my vivid retro-imagination talking, but I seem to remember hearing the thump-thumpthump of the ball on RHETA the court, interrupted gRIMSLEY periodically by the referee’s whistle. Now you have to remind yourself that there’s a basketball game taking place. Cheerleaders are standing on one another’s shoulders or hurling T-shirts into the stands, dancing vixens are gyrating and kicking and otherwise torturing the old men. An announcer who sounds like Wolfman on steroids is melodramatically and incomprehensibly hollering, presumably about the game, the better not to waste the 200,000-watt sound system. The screens above the scoreboard are capturing the action in the stands and on the maple floor. And all that’s just during the time outs. It must have been my fault that I couldn’t keep up with the game. The program proudly prints that the size of the “video board” hanging above midcourt is 7 feet, 4 inches by 13 feet, 8 inches. There are 92 high-definition televisions throughout the arena, making it possible to see the game without ever looking toward the court. At halftime, two dancing magicians — if I lie, I die — named Quick Change strut around in high heels and top hats, changing their lavish outfits in mere seconds behind fluttering screens. From tango to waltz, ball gown to bustier. It’s a great act, one you might pay to see in Vegas after a few drinks. But I couldn’t help missing the excitement of the old pep band that used to crank up at halftime. Now the basketball band never shuts up. I didn’t even get any popcorn, but that’s my fault as well. There are six concession stands and 12,000 feet of banquet space. The huge scoreboard lets old morons like me know who is ahead, while the screen beside it exhorts the crowd to “Make Noise.” That’s what the game needs. More noise. I’m sure the atmospheric change was gradual, but I’ve missed so many years I experienced a kind of sports-event jet lag, zooming straight from 1977 to 2011 without any intermediate stops. My head was throbbing by the time we left the building of 1.3 million bricks and found the right car. Oh, did I mention? Auburn lost.


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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Education – Teachers strive to help students reach their academic and personal best. 99% of our graduates continue their education and move on to college.

Tradition – The 150 year tradition of teaching students in a Christian environment still holds true today. We continue to challenge our students by preparing them for college and for life, just as the Sisters of Mercy, Brothers of the Sacred Heart & Missionary Sisters of the Holy Spirit did.


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Service – “The difference between ordinary & extraordinary is that little extra.” The students of St. Francis & St. Aloysius are well known for the “extra” time they give to serve in our community.


Celebrating – We celebrate through daily prayer, monthly Mass, and the traditions of 150 years. Club Listings – St. Aloysius and St. Francis have many extracurricular activities that would suit anyone. The schools have a variety of sports that would interest boys and girls. These are some of the activities, just to name a few: Environmental Club • Key Club • Mu Alpha Theta • National Honor Society • National Jr. Honor Society Math & Science Team • Jr. High Math & Science Teams • Retreat Team • AR Reading LIturgical Team • Library Club • Leo Club • Drama Club • Student Council • Chess Club • Mentoring Quiz Bowl • Yearbook Staff • Choral Music • Fellowship of Christian Athletes • Purple Pride Band Flashettes Dance Team • Cheerleading Squad • Football • Track • Baseball • Soccer • Cross Country Basketball • Softball (slow & fast pitch) • Tennis • Golf • Swim Team • Power Lifting

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LOCAL STOCKS The following quotes on local companies are provided as a service by Smith Barney Citi Group, 112-B Monument Place, 601-636-6914. Archer-Daniels (ADM)........................32.76 American Fin. (AFG)............................32.61 Ameristar (ASCA)..................................15.25 Auto Zone (AZO)............................... 251.06 Bally Technologies (BYI).....................40.53 BancorpSouth (BXS)............................15.70 Britton Koontz (BKBK)........................12.60 Cracker Barrel (CBRL)..........................50.31 Champion Ent. (CHB)...............................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH)...........................34.96 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC).......................52.45 Cooper Industries (CBE)....................60.77 CBL and Associates (CBL).............................16.80 CSX Corp. (CSX).....................................69.28 East Group Prprties (EGP)........................43.31 El Paso Corp. (EP).................................15.46 Entergy Corp. (ETR).............................72.07 Fastenal (FAST)......................................57.76

Family Dollar (FDO).............................42.48 Fred’s (FRED)...........................................13.39 Int’l Paper (IP)........................................28.44 Janus Capital Group (JNS).......................12.67 J.C. Penney (JCP)..................................32.29 Kroger Stores (KR)................................21.29 Kan. City So. (KSU)...............................48.87 Legg Mason (LM)............................... 33.20 Parkway Properties (PKY).........................16.80 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)................................64.40 Regions Financial (RF)......................... 6.88 Rowan (RDC)..........................................34.31 Saks Inc. (SKS)........................................11.35 Sears Holdings (SHLD).......................76.08 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD)..........................29.61 Sunoco (SUN).........................................43.46 Trustmark (TRMK)................................24.07 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)....................................44.70 Tyson Foods (TSN)...............................16.55 Viacom (VIA)...........................................47.76 Walgreens (WAG).................................40.36 Wal-Mart (WMT)...................................56.70


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smart money Q: I have a furnished townhouse in California that has been on the market for eight months — in competition with foreclosed and shortsale units. I intended to use it only during the winter. I have owned it for 2 1/2 years, with about $225,000 invested BRUCE in it. I owe $89,000 on a 5.25 percent, 15-year mortgage. I do not expect to use it again and wonder if I should rent it (I have been advised I could get about $1,000 a month), lower the price significantly (it is currently priced below what I have invested in it), or sit tight and hope for the market to improve. The mortgage payments and associated expenses are not a financial hardship. If I rent it, I will have to continue paying about $6,300 a year in taxes, insurance, and HOA fees. I do not live nearby, would have to rely on a property management company to handle the rental. My concern is that I could end up eventually having to invest significantly more in the property to handle any damage that might arise from renters.



— Carol, via e-mail A: I’ve found some contradictions in your letter. On one hand, you say you can handle the payments, but then say if you rent it, you will have $6,300 a year in taxes and insurance. Whether you sit tight or rent, those expenses are not going to be reduced. At least if you rent it for $12,000 a year, you will pick up enough to cover those expenses. Of course, you will likely have to use a property manager, and they will probably collect 15 percent, but I am sure you can find somebody for 10. If you are going to sit, I would sit with at least the $12,000 a year less expenses income. I am also a little confused that you owned it for only a couple of years and you now don’t intend to return. What changed? Without regard to all these variables, given the conditions that you outlined, I would put it on the market. You have nothing to lose if you can’t attract a decent price, but in the meantime, the property will be occupied. Assuming that you can find a good tenant, and there are many good people out there who rent, you are better off having it sit empty. •

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TUPELO (AP) — Tupelobased BancorpSouth Inc. reversed a fourth-quarter loss from a year ago, posting a net income of $15.85 million, or 19 cents a share, for the quarter ending Dec. 31. In 2009, BancorpSouth recorded a loss of $2.1 million, or 3 cents a share. For all of 2010, net income was $22.94 million, a 72 percent drop from the $82.73 million posted the previous year.

The company says the fourthquarter turnaround was due in large part to a $19 million decrease in the provision for credit losses, from $62.3 million in the period a year ago to $43.3 million for the most recent period. Annualized net chargeoffs were 2.19 percent of average loans and leases for the quarter, compared with 1.27 percent in 2009. Nonperforming loans and leases fell from $409.4 mil-

lion to $394.4 million. Net interest revenue for the quarter was $110.3 million, a 1.9 percent decrease from a year-ago period. Net interest margin was 3.59 percent for the quarter compared with 3.81 percent for the fourth quarter of 2009 and 3.64 percent for the third quarter of 2010. Total assets at the end of the year were $13.6 billion, an increase of 3.4 percent. Total

deposits were $11.5 billion, a 7.6 percent increase. Loans and leases were $9.3 billion, a 4.5 percent decline. BancorpSouth said the decline in loans and leases remained concentrated in the construction, acquisition and development loan portfolio, which decreased $311.3 million, or 21.3 percent, in 2010. BancorpSouth has operations in nine states, including four branches in Vicksburg.

Moving along

Spending helps sputtering economy gain speed WASHINGTON (AP) — The economic recovery is now consistently picking up speed, and American consumers are the ones pushing the gas pedal. They increased their spending late last year at the fastest pace since 2006. The question now is whether they can spend enough this year to make the economy grow even faster and finally bring down unemployment. It’s up to them because the housing market and government spending aren’t offering much help. A more active consumer was the main reason the economy grew at an annual rate of 3.2 percent in the final three months of 2010, the Commerce Department said Friday. It was up from 2.6 percent the previous quarter and the best since the start of last year. That level of growth would be great news in a healthy economy that only needed to hold steady. But with unemployment still at 9.4 percent a year and a half after the Great Recession, steady is not good enough. By some estimates, the economy would need to grow 5 percent for a whole year to significantly bring down the unemployment rate. Still, the recovery has gained steam since a difficult patch last spring. Economists now think 2011 will be a pivotal year when consumers can finally be counted on to power the economy to stronger growth. A one-year cut of 2 percentage points in the Social Security payroll tax is a big reason why economists predict

The associated press

Christmas shoppers rush past stores on 34th street in New York.

On Wall Street • Egypt unrest — Escalating protests in Egypt, the most populous Arab country, jarred world financial markets on Friday. Stocks fell while the dollar, Treasurys and gold rose as investors sought to reduce their exposure to risk. • Widespread losses — Of the 30 large company Americans will keep spending enough that the economy will grow more strongly this year.

stocks that make up the Dow Jones industrial average, 28 fell. The two exceptions, Procter & Gamble and DuPont, were flat. • The bottom line — The Dow fell 166.13 points to close at 11,823. The S&P 500 fell 23 to 1,276. The Nasdaq fell 68 points to 2,686. “Consumers are the most powerful cylinder the economy has, and finally it is firing,” said economist Sung

Won Sohn at California State University. “Consumers will be picking up the slack this year as the government stimulus fades.” After the recession ended, Americans became cautious about spending. That changed at the end of last year. They increased spending by a 4.4 percent annual rate from October to December, including holiday splurges on furniture, cars and clothes. Economists think spending will rise 3.2 percent or more for all of 2011, almost double last year’s rate. Consumer spending accounts for roughly 70 percent of economic activity.

FDA: Nuclear Sludge candy from Pakistan not safe WASHINGTON — The U.S. government says candy imported from Pakistan called Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge is not safe to eat. Who would have guessed? The Food and Drug Administration announced that the U.S. distributor of Nuclear Sludge chew bars is recalling the candy because of lead contamination. No one has been sickened, but the FDA said elevated lead content could be harmful to small children, infants and pregnant women. The candies were manufactured in Pakistan. Indianapolis-based Candy Dynamics said it would stop selling all Nuclear Sludge candy in the U.S. The candy is wrapped in bright yellow caution-


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Chevron profits jump 72 percent NEW YORK — Chevron’s fourth-quarter net income jumped 72 percent as rising fuel demand lifted oil prices and produced a sharp

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Pentagon sets course on gay ban repeal WASHINGTON (AP) — Military training to apply the new law allowing gays to serve openly will begin in February and will move quickly, senior Pentagon leaders said Friday. They said there is no intent to delay but would not guarantee full implementation of the repeal this year. The hedge on schedulGen. James E. ing came despite Cartwright assertions by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union speech this week that the repeal of the 17-year-old ban will be finalized in 2011. Speaking to Pentagon reporters, Gen. James Cartwright said he expects the military services to move expeditiously to train the bulk of their units, and that a year for completion is “a good goal.” Still, he added, “there’s nothing that tells us that it’s not reachable, but we have to allow for the fact that we may discover something between now and then.” Cartwright, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he expects the services will know within the first month of training how well they are doing. Cartwright and Clifford Stanley, the defense undersecretary for personnel, said the military services will have a lot of latitude to determine their training process and schedule. Both men appeared unable to describe what would be unacceptable behavior from service members, such as those who might crack jokes about sexual orientation. Instead, they said it will be up to individual unit commanders to make sure their troops are professional and respectful. In fact, Stanley said, as a commander on the battlefield, he would be more concerned about insuring that his troops are focused on their mission and that they come home alive.

Egypt unrest escalates

Obama urges more rights, less violence WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on a stalwart but flawed Middle East ally, President Barack Obama said he personally told Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak Friday night to take “concrete steps” to expand rights inside the Arab nation and refrain from violence against protesters flooding the streets of Cairo and other cities. Th e W h i t e House suggested U.S. aid could be at stake. “Surely, there will be difficult days Hosni to come, but Mubarak t h e Un i t e d States will continue to stand up for the rights of the Egyptian people and wo r k w i t h t h e i r g ov ernment in President Barack pursuit of a Obama future that is more just, more free and more hopeful,” Obama told reporters in the State Dining Room after speaking with the longtime leader from the White House. The president made his comments on television shortly after he and Mubarak spoke. The half-hour phone call was initiated by the White House. The conversation between the two leaders followed closely on a middle-of-thenight TV speech in which Mubarak, in Cairo, announced he was sacking his government to form a new one that would accelerate reforms. At the same time, he said, violence by protesters would not

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demands by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for Egypt’s government to restore access to the Internet and social media sites, cut by the authorities in an apparent attempt to limit the flow of information about the protests demanding an end to Mubarak’s rule. Obama noted the United States and Egypt have a close partnership, a reference to Mubarak’s support over the years for peace with Israel. But he said, “We’ve also been clear that there must be reform, political, social and

economic reforms that meet the aspirations of the Egyptian people.” “When President Mubarak addressed the Egyptian people tonight, he pledged a better democracy and greater economic opportunity. I just spoke to him after his speech, and I told him he has a responsibility to give meaning to those words; to take concrete steps and actions that deliver on that promise,” Obama said. “Violence will not address the grievances of the Egyptian people, and suppressing ideas never succeeds in

making them go away.” He added that the demonstrators must “express themselves peacefully. Violence and destruction will not lead to the reforms they seek.” Obama’s decision to speak about the crisis in Egypt underscored the enormous U.S. interest at stake — from Israel’s security to the importance of the Suez Canal and the safety of thousands of Americans who live and work in Egypt. The State Department warned Americans to defer all nonessential travel to Egypt.

Human meds at top of ASPCA’s annual list of hazards LOS ANGELES (AP) — Human medications including dropped pills sickened more pets in the United States last year than any other toxin. It’s the third year in a row that human medications top the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ list of top 10 toxins, released Friday. Over-the-counter medicines with ibuprofen and acetaminophen, antidepressants and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medicine topped the list. Janet Hardie in Groveland, Calif., knows the danger well: Earlier this year, she brought home incontinence pills and

Arizona bill seeks proof of president’s history PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona legislators have reintroduced legislation aimed at making President Barack Obama prove his U.S. nationality by birth. The measure in the Arizona House would prohibit placing presidential and vice-presidential candidates on the state’s ballot unless they submit specified documentation of their U.S. birth and other constitutional requirements. Hawaii officials have repeat-

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Continued from Page A1. Trial on those charges — auto burglary, residential burglary and grand larceny from arrests on Feb. 13 and April 24, for which he was indicted during the July term of the grand jury — has been set for March 7. This week’s grand jury was chosen and sworn in by Patrick on Monday and reviewed evidence against defendants accused of felonies, issuing indictments in 85 cases. Indictments are usually not made public until the defendants have been arraigned, or formally advised of the charged against them, in court. Indictments against 13 defendants were announced Thursday following their arraignments in court, and another 30 individuals were arraigned Friday. Patrick has scheduled additional arraignments for Feb. 4. In addition to Bowlin, those

arraigned Friday and their charges are: • Latonya Woodland Austin, 36, 203 Smith Place — possession of a weapon after felony conviction, Oct. 22. • Joseph Matthew Baggett, 18, 65 Baggett Drive — possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, Aug. 17. • Mark Anthony Barnes, 22, 402 Locust St. — fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer, May 27. • Angela Maxine Beard, 37, 160 Calvin Road — shoplifting, third offense, Nov. 7. • Adleine Denise Bingham, 21, 300 N. Poplar — shoplifting, third offense, July 3. • Jimmy Lee Braxton, 45, 212 Wells Road — burglary, nonresidential, Nov. 3. • Michael Brooks, 21, 1386 Wright Road — grand larceny, July 30. • Johnathan L. Burns, 19, 2867 Revere St., Jackson — auto burglary, seven counts,

June 2. • Carl H. Byrd, 18, 2601 Rosedown — possession of a stolen firearm, Aug. 14. • Lapravean Demont Derby, 24, 2119 Pine Grove Road, Port Gibson — false pretenses and conspiracy to commit a felony, May 29. • William Richard Dickinson, 23, 1401 Vanguard Apartments, 450 Lake Hill Drive — grand larceny, July 30. • Chadwick Marcello Dixon, 21, 5457 Chevy Chase St., Apt. 8, Hattiesburg — possession of a controlled substance, Sept. 23. • David Doyle, 30, 2930 E. Main St. — false pretenses, Feb. 9. • Johnathan Allen Erwin, 17, 2645 Oak Ridge Road, Lot 5 — possession of a controlled substance, Sept. 23. • Travis James Flowers, 23, 1804 Heather Drive — carjacking, unarmed, Nov. 17. • Ricky Demond Fultz, 31, 129 Cumberland Road —

grand larceny, Nov. 11. • Dlvyn Earl Graham, 34, 310 Rancho Road — obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, five counts, Dec. 12, 2009. • April Marie Grady, 41, 510 Bazinsky Road — shoplifting, third offense, Sept. 9. • Jean Renee Harrell, 48, 75 Buck Drive — burglary, nonresidential, Aug. 30. • Anthony James Lewis, 19, 320 Fisher Ferry Road, Apt. 44 — possession of a stolen firearm, Dec. 4; burglary, nonresidential and grand larceny, Oct. 12; and armed robbery and burglary of a dwelling, Oct. 7. • David B. Lewis, 23, 60 Red Oak Drive — burglary of a dwelling, Oct. 2. • Vickie Louise McCray, 43, 2418 Halls Ferry Road — credit card fraud, Oct. 27, 2008. • Marquis McCroy, 29, 902 Blossom Lane, Apt C-4 — fleeing or eluding a law

enforcement officer, Sept. 25. • Alfonzo T. McDaniel, 30, 1501 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, — insurance fraud, Aug. 18. • Fredrick D. Payne, 24, 270 Calista Road — burglary, nonresidential and grand larceny, Oct. 12. • Mildred Richardson, 44, 4042 Tillman Road, Port Gibson — DUI third offense, Nov. 12. • Tamisha Lashan Stowers, 30, 128 Village Drive — armed robbery, July 5. • Daniela Thomas, 29, P.O. Box 322, Port Gibson — false pretenses and conspiracy to commit a felony, May 29. • Tyron Terrell Turner, 20, 2820 E. Main St. — shooting at a motor vehicle, May 30. • James Terrell Ward, 32, 1502 Spring St.— sale of a controlled substance Dec. 7; and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, Dec. 9.

jury, which will be convened May 2 under Circuit Judge M. James Chaney. During the week, jurors also met with Sheriff Martin Pace, Deputy Chief of Police Mitchell Dent, County Youth Court Prosecutor Ricky Johnson and Youth Court Judge Johnny Price. They visited the Youth Court and toured the Warren County Children’s Shelter and the jail. A consultant hired in August 2008 to study needed jail facilities and optimal sites said expediting crimi-

nal cases could relieve overcrowding at the jail, which was built in 1906 and renovated in the 1970s. It can house up to 128 inmates and is usually at capacity with pre-trial detainees. City prisoners often are jailed at the Issaquena County Correctional Facility, increasing costs to cover housing and transportation. In addition to addressing jail conditions, the grand jury recommended funding for early intervention in youth crime issues, the continued financial support by

county supervisors of the Warren County Children’s Shelter and the formulation of improved instructions for grand jurors in indictment procedures. Jurors commended District Attorney Ricky Smith and his assistant DAs and staff for their professionalism and thorough preparation. Grand jury indictments are made public after defendants have been arraigned, or formally advised in court of the charges against them. Defendants no-billed in this session and their original

charges are: • Michael Bester — domestic violence, third offense. • Nicholas Brewer — aggravated assault. • DeMichael Jones — fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer. • Datron McKay — aggravated assault. • Eldrae Stewart — possession of a controlled substance. • James Thomas — domestic violence, third offense.

Jail Continued from Page A1. The jury was impaneled Monday under presiding Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick with the primary responsibility to review evidence in criminal cases and issue formal indictments where the evidence is sufficient to take the case to trial. They reviewed evidence in 92 cases against 107 individuals, returning indictments in 85 of the cases. No bills, meaning not enough evidence to indict, were returned in six cases, and one case was returned to be considered by the next grand

Continued from Page A1. “To get listed on Hot Deals, just send us your information,” Seratt said. “A Hot Deal must have a beginning date and an end date. We are begging for hot deals. A hot deal doesn’t mean cheap. It just means there is value in there.” In other business, the board heard a presentation by the Riverfest board requesting sponsorship for this year’s event that is set for April 15 and 16. The board agreed to give the outdoor, downtown festival the requested $15,000 — $10,000 for advertising and $5,000 cash. “We have very few outdoor

events, and we need more of that,” Seratt said adding that the VCVB is a promoting agency and not a presenting agency. “We need to encourage a team like this to do more weekend events. We are very lacking in that department. We need to develop as many presenters as we possibly can and use our dollars wisely to draw more people into the market.” The board did not fund Riverfest last year, but offered advertisement for the event, which is in its 24th year. Also, the board voted to give $1,500 to the annual Run

On the agenda The Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau board also: • Approved minutes from the Dec. 9 meeting. • Approved the December financial report. • Heard a report from Bill Seratt, executive director. • Heard updates from Seratt about the agency brand-

ing process by NorthStar. • Approved a motion to print a monthly arts and entertainment calendar. Seratt said about $500 will be spent monthly to produce about 250 copies. The board’s next meeting will be at 5:15 p.m. Feb. 24 at the administrative office at 3300 Clay St.

Through History event set for March 5 at the military park. In addition to Day and Seratt, present at Thursday’s

meeting were Lamar Roberts, Annette Kirklin, Lori Burke, Myra Logue, Patty Cappaert, Julie Ford and Shirley Waring.

Bynum Jr. died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. He was 66. Mr. Bynum was retired from Anderson-Tully and was a member of Evergreen M.B. Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Sr. and Matilda Bynum. He is survived by his wife, Celestine Shelley Bynum of Redwood; a son, Charles E. Shelley of Vicksburg; a daughter, Donnie Jackson of

Memphis; two sisters, Laura White and Odessa Williams, both of Chicago; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

deaths The Vicksburg Post prints obituaries in news form for area residents, their family members and for former residents at no charge. Families wishing to publish additional information or to use specific wording have the option of a paid obituary.

Evalyn Claire Melton Bolding Evalyn Claire Melton Bolding, 87, met her Creator face to face on Jan. 27, 2011. The Lord and all His hosts in heaven rejoiced on her arrival home. She was born Dec. 15, 1923, in Itta Bena. At age 2 she moved with her family to the family home in West, Miss. She graduated from MSCW with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1945 and obtained her master’s degree from the University of North Carolina in 1948. She taught the fifth grade at Sea Isle Elementary School in Memphis until her retirement. She continued to teach adult vocational education classes until her second retirement. Claire had been a faithful member of Second Presbyterian Church since 1950. She was greeted in heaven by her parents, John Robert and Mabel Susie Melton of West; brothers, Robert and Roy Melton; a sister, Willie Davis; and a daughter, Evalyn Grace May. Claire leaves behind a sister, Laura Bowie of Pen-

sacola, Fla.; a son, Robert Bolding (Ingrid) of Memphis; three daughters, Tommye Strickland (Joe) of Vicksburg, Shela Allred (Bill) of Bedford, Texas, and Paula Rutledge of Atlanta, Ga.; grandsons, Robert Snipes, John Snipes, Christopher Strickland, Mark Bolding and Cecil Allred; granddaughters, Melissa Johnson, Laura Strickland, Buffy Connor, Rachel May and Katherine Bolding; six great-grandsons; one stepgrandson; and four great-granddaughters. It is hard to place in glowing words an obituary of a beloved one departed, however, words deplete themselves in value over time. The real substance of worth is the values the individual instills in those they leave behind. We praise the Creator for giving us such a wonderful woman and mother. We know in our hearts she is in His hands. Thank you, Lord, for the gift of her life to us and thank you, Claire Bolding. A Celebration of Life service will be held in the Chapel of Second Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the hour of the service at the church. The family would like to express sincere love and appreciation for Mona, Jeri and Susan of Odyssey Hospice for their unselfish devotion to her during her last

days on earth. Memorials may be sent to Second Presbyterian Church, 4055 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38111; Odyssey Hospice Patient Fund, 5350 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38119; or Genesis Legacy of Life, 44 S. Cleveland, Memphis TN 38104.

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Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours................ 66º Low/past 24 hours.................. 43º Average temperature............ 55º Normal this date...................... 48º Record low.................14º in 1966 Record high...............80º in 1886 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours....................0.0 inch This month.................6.62 inches Total/year....................6.62 inches Normal/month.........4.96 inches Normal/year..............4.96 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Sunday: A.M. Active................................1:44 A.M. Most active.....................7:58 P.M. Active.................................2:11 P.M. Most active......................8:25 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today............................5:32 Sunset tomorrow...................5:33 Sunrise tomorrow..................6:58

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Withholding dessert won’t change behavior Q: We have a 7-year-old daughter who has started stealing sweets from the kitchen. We’re at a loss about discipline. She’s already lost dessert privileges. What can we do? Juli: One of the things that might be complicating your response to your daughter’s sweet tooth is that there are really two different parenting FOCUS ON issues. THE FAMILY The more obvious issue is your concern about your daughter’s diet. It’s natural for kids to crave FOCUS ON sugar. THE FAMILY At 7, your daughter doesn’t have the self-control to limit her intake of unhealthy food. I wouldn’t overreact to her desire to eat sweets. Food can easily become a control issue, which can become a precursor for disordered eating in the future. The more serious issue is trust. Sneaking is a form of deception. That’s a big deal. Rather than scolding your daughter, I would talk seriously with her about trust. Explain to her that if she wants something to eat, all she has to do is ask. Instead of disciplining her behavior with no dessert, which emphasizes the food issue, consider a consequence that has more to do with building trust in your relationship. Q: Can you suggest some ways I can connect with my daughter? Jim: Generally speaking, the most effective thing you can do to strengthen ties with your daughter is to make time for her. My friend, Dr. Kevin Leman, says the bond fathers develop with their daughters can pay huge dividends. Leman advises that dads with “tween” age daughters see them on a regular basis. Showing your daughter that she’s a high priority is essential for many reasons. It will help her seek men who will respect her. Make an effort to take your daughter out to dinner or whatever interests her. I know it’s tough, especially when you’re likely working full time and you need to make room for your wife. But it’s so important. •

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Shoe charity makes tracks, spreads out By The Associated Press ALSIP, Ill. — It almost sounds like a setup for an off-color joke: “Where else can you get a Jew, a Muslim and Christian gathered in one space, working side by side?” But Mona Purdy’s only half joking when she talks about the common cause that brings volunteers together at her Southland charity. It’s the shoes. Now, Purdy’s charity, Share Your Soles, will have more space where her volunteers can work. The charity Purdy founded 11 years ago moved last week to its new headquarters in Alsip. The new space will give Purdy and her crew access to as much as 500,000 square feet, up from about 400,000 at her previous location less than half a mile away. The amount of space may seem like overkill. But given the scope of Purdy’s operation, she might need every inch. Share Your Soles collects new and used shoes from all over the country, cleans them, then distributes them to some of the poorest areas. Poverty and the lack of adequate footwear know no particular culture,

‘If you see something and it upsets you and you can do something about it, then you feel good.’ Mona Purdy

Share Your Soles founder no particular ethnicity, she said. That is why Purdy has people from such diverse backgrounds, cultures and religions offering their help. “We have people volunteering from churches, synagogues and even Buddhist temples,” she said. In 11 years, Purdy estimates, she has shipped 1.2 million pairs of shoes to places throughout the world. What got her started on her mission was a 1999 trip to Central America, where she saw children painting tar on the bottoms of their feet so they could run a race in a village festival. While there, she ran into an American orthopedic surgeon who told her if children had adequate footwear, he wouldn’t have to perform so many foot amputations. Her response to what she saw in Central America at the time was the

embodiment of one of her favorite quotes. “Gandhi said, ‘You must be the change you want to see,’” she said. “If you see something and it upsets you and you can do something about it, then you feel good.” Shoes can’t be collected and distributed without the necessary space. Or sponsors. And while she’s received a generous amount of aid thus far, Purdy is shooting for much more. Purdy doesn’t just want to get more shoes to more people, she’s expanding her operations. During a trip to Nigeria, she noticed people in the villages where she distributed shoes suffered from a host of ailments and injuries, some a direct result of not having proper protective footwear. So Purdy has begun collecting walkers, wheelchairs, canes and crutches so they can move about a bit easier. She said her organization has proved that something profound can be done for the good of others without being driven by money. But now she’s looking to raise more funds so she can continue to do things on a grander scale. She has a few projects in the works.


Too many annulments, pope tells priests By The Associated Press VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI told priests last week to do a better job counseling would-be spouses to ensure their marriages last and said no one has an absolute right to a wedding. Benedict made the comments in his annual speech to the Roman Rota, the Vatican tribunal that decides marriage annulments. An annulment is the process by which the church effectively declares that a marriage never took place. Benedict acknowledged that the problems that would allow for a marriage to be annulled cannot always be identified beforehand. But he said better premarital counseling, which the Catholic Church requires of the faithful, could help avoid a “vicious circle” of invalid marriages. He said the right to a church wedding requires that the bride and groom intend to celebrate and live the marriage truthfully and authentically. “No one can make a claim to the right to a nuptial cer-

Pope Benedict XV!, center, meets with priests at the Vatican. emony,” he said. Benedict has used his annual speech to the Rota to impress on its members the indissolubility of marriage and that they should avoid the temptation of granting annulments on a whim. Last year, he urged the tribunal to work harder to encourage couples to stay together and not confuse “pas-

toral charity” with the need to uphold church law. Last week, Benedict said priests had an important pastoral job to discern whether would-be spouses are prepared and able to enter into a valid marriage. “The church and society at large place too much importance on the good of marriage

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and the family founded on it to not make a profound commitment to it pastorally,” Benedict said. The Vatican’s concern about marriage annulments is largely directed at the United States, which in 2006 had more annulment cases launched than the rest of the world combined.

LOS ANGELES — Opponents of a proposed mosque in the Southern California city of Temecula collected hundreds of signatures, bombarded city planners with angry letters and e-mails, and even staged protests with bullhorns and dogs. None of it worked. The City Council approved plans this week for the 25,000-square-foot, two-story mosque after a nine-hour meeting that included rants against Islam as well as technical debates about traffic concerns and flood plains. The Islamic Center of Temecula Valley is one of several across the U.S. that has seized the nation’s attention in recent months as controversy raged over plans for a $100 million mosque and educational center two blocks from the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. A mosque planned in the suburbs of Nashville, Tenn., has also sparked a dispute. The Temecula center has owned the land for years but didn’t encounter resistance until planning work on the mosque coincided with debate over the New York site, putting 150 Muslim families at the center of a bitter fight, said Imam Mahmoud Harmoush. Some residents worried the California mosque would be a center for radical Islam and add to traffic woes in the rapidly developing region. The mosque spent more than $17,000 in the past year, which included studies on the 4.3-acre site to address code concerns raised by its opponents, mosque leaders said. “It’s amazing how people shift their positions and really don’t listen,” Harmoush said. “They say, ‘Maybe somewhere they are mutilating women, somewhere they are beating their wives.’ If somebody did something in Jordan or Pakistan or Iran, that doesn’t mean American Muslims will do it here.” Opponents said they would meet to discuss whether to file a legal challenge over a parking issue. They insist their protest is not based on religion but instead on concerns about increased traffic on an already overburdened road, and flooding issues that could impact the mosque’s neighbors — two Christian churches.


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church events Antioch Baptist Sunday services at Antioch Baptist Church and Unity Outreach Ministries (A Full Gospel Ministry), 1800 Poplar St., behind Jones-Upchurch Realty, begin at 9:15 a.m. with children’s church, followed by worship at 10 weekly. Tuesday prayer service is at 6:30 p.m., and midweek service/Bible study is at 7. Alfred E. Lassiter Sr. is pastor.

Baha’i Faith Services for Baha’i Faith are comprised of a devotional at 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by Deepening at 11:30. The phone number is 601-4155360.

Berachah Services at Berachah Church, 2918 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 7 tonight with praise and worship. A study on “Discovering God’s Way of Handling Money” will be presented in January and February. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship and children’s church for ages 4-8 at 10:30. A nursery is provided for up to age 3. Monday’s women’s Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Awana begins at 6 p.m. Bible study and youth service are at 7. Roger Cresswell is pastor. Visit

Bethlehem M.B. Services at Bethlehem M.B. Church, 3055 N. Washington St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Mattie L. Brown is superintendent. Worship is each second Sunday. Covenant meeting is each third Sunday. Communion is each fourth Sunday. All begin at 11 a.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday before the second and fourth Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Dennis Redden Sr. is pastor.

Bovina Baptist Services at Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 U.S. 80, begin at 9:45 with Sunday school led by Jim Daquilla. Worship begins at 11 with the sanctuary choir, led by music minister Jerry Stuart, singing special music. Donna Harper is pianist. Bobbie Bruce is organist. Brian Parker is minister of students and education. Jo Sumrall is minister of children. The Rev. Jess Sumrall, pastor, will deliver the message. A hamburger and fries lunch sponsored by the youths will follow the service Evening services begin at 5 with mission organizations, youth and adult Bible study. Fifth Sunday singing is at 6. Wednesday evening activities begin at 6 with prayer service, handbells, youth Bible study and children’s choir rehearsal. Adult choir rehearsal begins at 6:45. A nursery is provided.

Bovina U.M.C. Services at Bovina United Methodist Church, 70 Bovina Drive, begin at 9:30 a.m. with worship. On Wednesday, Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Lister Bowdoin is pastor.

Bowmar Baptist Services at Bowmar Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South, begin at 8:30 a.m. with classic worship. Lifegroups meet at 9:20. Creative worship for families, Stepping Stones (5-year-old worship), Kids on the Rock and youth worship begin at 10:30. Signing for the hearing impaired is available upon request during the classic and creative services. Call 601-636-2596 or visit

Bradley’s Chapel U.M.C. Activities at Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 13815 Oak Ridge Road, begin today at 9 with a workday. Services begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school and the

youth meeting, followed by worship at 11. Music is led by Hope Raney. Earlene Alexander is pianist. Children’s church is led by Ann Grimshel. Wednesday night prayer meeting begins at 6 at the home of John and Beverly Harris. The Rev. Harry Hawkins is pastor.

devotion “ Thou shalt keep therefore His statues, and His commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the Lord thy God giveth thee, for ever.”

Bypass Church of Christ Sunday services at Bypass Church of Christ, 787 U.S. 61 North, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible classes for all ages. Worship is at 10:30 with Joel Dimmette, associate minister, delivering the sermon. Worship consists of congregational and a cappella singing and observance of the Lord’s Supper. Evening assembly begins at 6 with the young men leading and delivering the message. Wednesday, Bible study for all ages begins at 7 p.m. For transportation or a free nondenominational Bible correspondence course or home Bible study, call 601638-6165.

Calvary Baptist Services at Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship with the Lord’s Supper is at 11 with the Rev. Bruce Bryant, interim pastor, delivering the message. R.L. Sigrest is worship leader. Evening activities begin at 3:30 with sanctuary choir practice. Fifth Sunday Nite Sing and Potluck Supper is at 5. GROW visitation is canceled Monday. On Wednesday, RAs, GAs and youth and prayer meeting begin at 6 p.m.

Calvary M.B. Church Services at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 406 Klein St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship services are at 11 a.m. each first and fifth Sunday. Breakfast is served at 9 a.m. each second Sunday. Mission meeting is each third Sunday and covenant each fourth Sunday.

Cedar Grove M.B. Services at Cedar Grove M.B. Church, 3300 Grange Hall Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Jimmie Jefferson, superintendent. Worship begins at 11. Communion is each third Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Monday with Travanti Hill, minister of music, leading. Prayer meeting and Bible study are each Tuesday. Tuesday Night Live worship is each first Tuesday. Both begin at 7 p.m. Media Ministry meetings are at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Children’s choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each fourth Thursday. Brotherhood Ministry meets at 7 p.m. each second Friday.

Christ Episcopal Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main Street, will celebrate the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany with Holy Eucharist Rite I at 8 a.m. in the chapel and Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10 in the nave. The Rev. David Elliott will preach and celebrate at both services. Choir practice begins at 9 in the parish hall. Sunday school youths will join their families at the 10 a.m. service. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service in the parish hall. Childcare is provided during the 10 a.m. service. The Wednesday Coffee/ Bible study group will meet at 10 a.m. in the Sunday school building. The Rev. David Elliott will conduct a healing service at 12:15 p.m. in the chapel. Call 601-638-5899 or visit www.christchurchvburg.

Church of Christ

Services at Church of Christ, 3333 N. Frontage Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Bible classes. Worship is at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. with

Deuteronomy 4:40

What happened to letting children be children? May God have mercy on us who stand by while boys and girls date at the age of 10, go steady by the time they’re 13, get married by the age of 17, and get divorced before they’re old enough to vote. • May God give us wisdom to help young people who are standing in tall grass with boxes of matches! Are you a parent? I challenge you today to get back to the Word of God. Stand up to the pressures of society. Corral your teens into your home with love. Form a prayer group of parents and teens. Do whatever it takes to rescue your children before it’s too late. •

Devotion written by Dr. Adrian Rogers in conjunction with Love Worth Finding Ministries. Web site: Eric Welch speaking. On Wednesday, a ladies Bible class begins at 9:45 a.m. Bible classes for all ages are at 7 p.m. Call 601-636-4801 or e-mail vickcofc@cablelynx. com for a free correspondence course or home Bible study course.

Clover Valley M.B.

Ebenezer Baptist Services at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2346 Grove St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school each second, third and fourth Sunday. Willie H. Smith is superintendent. Communion is each first Sunday at 8:30 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Michael R. Reed is pastor.

Services at Clover Valley M.B. Church, 7670 Mississippi 27 South, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship. Communion is each first Sunday; Covenant is each third Sunday; pantry donations are accepted each second and fifth Sunday; fourth Sunday worship is a devotional service by the women’s ministry; all start at 11. Bible study is at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Missionary workers meet at 6:30 p.m. each second Tuesday. Choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Monday and at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the second Sunday. Call 601-636-6375 or 601-638-2070. The Rev. Samuel Jones is pastor.

Edwards Baptist

Services at Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, Melody Makers and Confirmands and parents meeting. Fifth Sunday fellowship begins at 10:20 in Floral Hall. Chancel choir rehearsal is at 10:40. Worship begins at 10:55. The Rev. Cary Stockett is pastor. The children’s committee will meet at 4 p.m. in Floral Hall. “MAAD” for kindergarten through sixth grade meets at 5. UMYF meeting is at 5. On Monday, the LINK deadline is at 10 a.m. On Tuesday, men’s breakfast and devotion begin at 6:50 a.m. Finance committee will meet at noon in the conference room. Wednesday activities are as follows: supper is at 5:15; children’s activities at 5:45; adult handbell rehearsal, Dr. Liz Swinford, superintendent of Vickburg-Warren School District, guest speaker at 6. Youth Bible study is at 6; chancel choir is at 7.

Services at Faith Christian Center, 1100 Main St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. A men’s and women’s fellowship is at 5 p.m. each first Sunday. Intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Bible class and teens ministry at 7. Dr. Ollie Hardaway Jr. is pastor. For transportation, call 601-638-1600.

Services at Edwards Baptist Church, 101 Magnolia St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Dr. Bill Baker, guest pastor, will lead both services. Choir practice begins at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Wednesday night Bible study begins at 6, led by Dr. John McCall, interim pastor. Curlee Green is minister of music. Linda Dickson is pianist. A nursery is provided and managed by Debby Best. Call 601-852-8141. E-mail edwardsbaptch@bellsouth. net.

Faith Christian Crawford Street U.M.C. Center

Cross Point Services at Cross Point Church, 510 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Robert Andrews, pastor, delivering the sermon. Children’s church and a nursery are during worship. A soup lunch and flag football game will follow worship. On Wednesday, Bible study for all ages begins at 6 p.m. A nursery is provided.

Eagle Lake Baptist Services at Eagle Lake Baptist Church, Eagle Lake community, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 and 6 p.m. with Dwight Sibley, pastor, delivering the messages. Tuesday visitation begins at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, prayer service begins at 6:30 p.m.

Family Life Cathedral Sunday services at Family Life Cathedral, An Oasis of Love, 2832 Ken Karyl Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Successful Living classes, followed by praise and worship at 11. A nursery is provided for ages up to 3. Second Sunday praise and worship begin at 8 a.m. Successful Living classes begin at 6 p.m. Friends and Family Day is each third Sunday with Successful Living classes at 9:30, followed by praise and worship at 11. On Wednesday, intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m., followed by discipleship classes at 7. Call 601-629-3900, 601-638-3433 or 601-218-5629 for shuttle bus. E-mail Betty J. Young Tyler is pastor.

First Baptist Services at First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study, followed by worship at 10:50 with Dr. Matt Buckles, pastor, delivering the message. Bible study groups are available, and a nursery is provided. Sunday school and morning worship for the hearing impaired are available. Equipping groups begin at 5 p.m. Celebrate Recovery, GriefShare, DivorceCare and Celebration Station begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St. On Wednesday, English as

a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m.; Mission Mosaic at 4:30 p.m.; and children’s choir at 5. Church family time begins at 5:50. Adult and youth Bible study, RAs, GAs, Mission Friends and adult choir rehearsal are at 6:15, and family night supper is from 4:45 until 6. Joy Fellowship will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday for a covered-dish luncheon and program in the Family Life Center. On Friday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 6 p.m. at the Mafan Building. Visit www.fbcvicksburg. org.

First Christian Church Services at First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), 3005 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with the chancel choir presenting the anthem. The Rev. Bob Polk will deliver the message. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated weekly. A nursery is provided. Choir rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

First Pentecostal Services at First Pentecostal Church, 6541 Paxton Road, begin tonight at 7 with churchwide prayer. Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Evening worship is at 6 with the Rev. Marshall Clack and wife. Youth activities are scheduled for ages 12 and up. A nursery for children as old as 2 is provided. Signing for the hearing impaired is available upon request.

First Presbyterian Services at First Presbyterian Church, Cherry and South streets, begin at 8:55 a.m. with a service of Praise and Thanksgiving in the chapel, followed by worship at 9:30 with the Rev. Tim Brown, leading the service. Sunday is 2-cents a meal day that supports Doorstep Ministry. Sunday school is at 10:45. PW coordinating team meeting begins at 11:30. Fuse group will meet at 6 p.m. The choir director is Sharon Penley. The organist is Barbara Tracy. On Monday, Boy Scouts will meet at 7. On Tuesday, men’s Bible study begins at 7:15 a.m. Al-Anon meeting begins at noon. Chamber choir begins at 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Confirmation class begins at 4 p.m. Choir interns meet at 4:45. Supper in Mansell Hall begins at 5. Sanctuary choir practice and junior high small groups are at 6. Senior high small groups begin at 7. Meals on Wheels meets at 10:45 a.m. Friday. Check-in for women’s retreat begins at 4 p.m.

Freemount A.M.E. First Sunday services at Freemount A.M.E. Church, 1190 Myles Station Road, Hermanville, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. The Rev. Theodra Rowan is pastor. Call 601-702-0570.

Gibson Memorial Activities at Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church, 335 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. The Dabney Bible Class can be heard at 10 a.m. Sunday on WBBV 101.3. Worship is at 11. ReThink Evangelism study is at 6 p.m. Greg Hazelrig is pastor. Paul Ballard is worship leader. On Wednesday, Midday Bible study begins at 12:30 p.m. and choir practice is at 6:30 p.m. Visit

Gospel Temple M.B. Services at Gospel Temple M.B. Church, 1612 Lane St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Recco Owns is Sunday school superintendent. Bennie Slaughter is deacon and assistant superintendent. Worship and Communion service are at 11

a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Women’s ministry meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday. Prayer/Bible study meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Walter Edley is pastor. For transportation call 601-634-0759.

Grace Baptist Services at Grace Baptist Church, 1729 Hankinson Road, begin with Bible study at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11, with the Rev. Bryan Abel delivering the message. Ed Crawford will lead the music. Discipleship training and deacons meeting are at 5:30. Worship is at 6:30. On Wednesday, GAs, RAs and youth-adult Bible study begin at 6:30 p.m.

Greater Grove Street Services at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive, begin at 8:30 a.m. with worship. Fifth Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first Sunday. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. Bible school begins at 6 p.m. with Hour of Power Service each Wednesday before the fourth Sunday. A baptismal is each last Wednesday. On Thursday, Bible Class and fellowship begin at 10:30 a.m. Valet parking is available for the handicapped or senior citizens. For transportation or prayer request, call 601-218-3911 or visit www. C.J. Williams is minister of music. The Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher is pastor.

Greater Jerusalem Baptist Services at Greater Jerusalem Baptist Church, 5026 Mount Alban Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 9:30. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first and third Sunday. Pastor aide meeting is each fourth Sunday following worship. On Tuesday, Men of Jerusalem rehearsal begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by Voices of Jerusalem rehearsal at 8. Wednesday night prayer service begins at 6:30, followed by Bible class at 7:30. Deacons meet the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Youth choir rehearsal is at noon each third and fourth Saturday. To purchase a recording of the service contact Edward Huell or Gregory Linzy Jr., 601-834-8186. Kemp Burley Jr. is pastor.

Greater Mount Zion Services at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, 907 Farmer St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Communion is each first Sunday. Youth ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Youth choir rehearses at 6:30 each third Monday before the fourth Sunday. Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Bible study is at 7. The inspirational choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Monday after the first Sunday. GMZ mass choir rehearses at 6:30 each fourth Monday before the first Sunday. The usher board meets at 3 p.m. each second Saturday. The male chorus rehearses at 1 p.m. each first and fourth Saturday. Women’s ministry meets at 6:30 each first and third Tuesday. Recordings of worship services are available from Jesse Trotter. Transportation is available upon request. Contact 601-636-0826 or Gregory Butler is pastor.

Greater Oak Grove M.B. Services at Greater Oak Grove M.B. Church, 3302 Patricia St., begin at 8 a.m. with worship. On Tuesday, prayer meeting begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible class at 6:30. The Rev. James C. Archer is pastor. Continued on, Page B3.

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Special events

Hawkins U.M.C. Services at Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Adult Bible study and children’s handbells begin at 5. Children’s activities and snack supper begin at 5:30. UMYF begins at 6. Mission meeting for Yazoo trip begins at 7. A nursery is provided for all activities and worship services. On Monday, Cub Scouts meets at 6. Boy Scouts and Mission meeting/dinner theater practice are at 7. On Tuesday, Neighborhood Kids meets at 4 p.m. Prayer group meets at 6. Girl Scout leaders meet at 6:30. On Wednesday, Handbells begins at 5:45 p.m. Chancel choir begins at 7. Thursday’s Adult Bible study begins at 9 a.m. The Rev. Chris Young is pastor.

Holy Cross Anglican Services at Holy Cross Anglican Church (Reformed Episcopal Church) 1021 Crawford St., located inside the former Sisters of Mercy Chapel, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study. Holy Communion begins at 10:30; baptized Christians may participate. The Rev. Mark Bleakley presides. Child care is provided. The sanctuary and fellowship rooms are accessible to the handicapped through the driveway to the courtyard on Adams Street. Call 601-529-9636. Visit

House of Peace Services at The House of Peace Worship Church International, 2372 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. On Monday, Bible class begins at 5 p.m. Intercessory prayer begins at 6. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer begins at 5 p.m. Tutoring is from 5:15 until 6:15. Bible class is at 6. Choir rehearsal begins at 7. “Perfect Peace” is broadcast at 6 a.m. Sundays on WAPT-16 and Monday through Friday on WUFX-11. Revival service begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 11-12 at the Rolling Fork location. Black History service begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 22.

Islamic Center Prayer schedule at Islamic Center of Vicksburg, 6705 Paxton Road, is as follows: Fajar (morning prayer) at 6 a.m., Isha 6:40 p.m. Jummah (Friday prayer) sermon at 12:45 p.m.

Jones Chapel Services at Jones Chapel Church, 1340 Bay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is each fourth Sunday at 11. Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. each first and third Sunday.

TODAY • Mount Givens Baptist — 10 a.m., Shady Lawn Nursing Home ministry; 60 Shady Lawn Place. • Pleasant Green Baptist — 1 p.m., Mission Ministry Conference; 817 Bowman St. • Porters Chapel Baptist — Noon, baptism service for Mount Givens Baptist Church; 4375 Halls Ferry Road.

sunday • Belmont M.B. — 11 a.m., usher program; Evangelist Pertrennia Carson, speaker; Phillip Burks, pastor; 4446 Charlie Brown Road. • Claiborne County Nursing Center — 3:30 p.m., services presented by the Revs. Michael A. White and Elijah Brown; 2124 Old Highway 61 South. • Cool Spring — 11 a.m., youth service; the Rev. Byron Maxwell, pastor; 385 Falk Steel Road. • Greater Grove Street M.B. — 11 a.m., combined services at Cedar Grove M.B. Church; 3300 Grange Hall Road. • Greater Mount Olive M.B. No. 2 — 4 p.m., benefit for Julia Henderson; Adriane Gay and the Singing Angels of Monroe, The Singing Disciples and The Gospel Visionairs; all choirs, soloists and musicians invited; 109 N. Locust. • Mercy Seat M.B. — 2 p.m., 30th anniversary service and dinner for the Rev. Rudy L. Smith and wife; the Rev. Kemp Burley, speaker; 5 Dos Casa Lane. • Mount Alban M.B. — 11 a.m., “Believe in Yourself” youth service; Tammie Johnson and Randy Naylor, speakers; 2385 Mount Alban Road. • Mount Zion M.B. — Combined services with Greater St. James Baptist Church: 9:15 a.m., Sunday school with breakfast; 11 a.m. worship with Minister Monya Hart Williams; Ballground. • St. Luke Church of God in Christ — 2, p.m., homecoming celebration and dinner; Elder Douglas Anderson, pastor; 915 First East St. • St. Paul Church — Clothing and things giveaway (ladies size 4 and up) immediately following 11 a.m. service; Family Life Center, 437 Tiffintown Road. • Warren County Baptist Association — 5 p.m., Fifth Sunday Fundraiser; Dr. Isiac Jackson, president of the General Misby worship at 10. The youth will sponsor a black history presentation each Sunday in February. Children’s ministry for ages 2-6 is Sunday. Ages 2-10 meet Thursday. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. For transportation, call 601-661-6444 or 601-629-7791. Willie P. Taylor is pastor.

W.I.T.N.E.S.S., a women’s ministry, is at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. Man II Man, a men’s ministry, is at 8:30 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Dr. Stevie C. Duncan is senior pastor. Visit or e-mail

King Solomon Baptist

Lutheran Church of the Messiah

Sunday services at King Solomon Baptist Church, 1401 Farmer St., begin at 8:15 a.m. with “The Hour of Soul-Saving Power.” The Rev. James Giles will deliver the message. The praise team will provide the music. Joint worship is at 10 with the Rev. Gilbert Andrews, pastor of Tulane M.B. Church of Yazoo City, delivering the message. The praise team and Tulane’s choir will sing. Sunday school for the youths is at 11. A nursery is provided beginning at 9:30 a.m. The message can be heard at 11 a.m. on WTRM 100.5 and on WJIW 104.7 and KJIW 94.5 at 7 p.m. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and at noon on Friday. CDs or DVDs of the Sunday message may be obtained by calling 601-638-7658. For transportation, call 601-8314387 or 601-630-5342, a day ahead.

Jubilee Revival Center

Lighthouse Baptist

Services at Jubilee Revival Center, 1301 Monroe St., begin at 10:30 a.m. with worship. Evening worship begins at 6:30. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible study at 7.

Services at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1804 Sky Farm Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Mike Sharp will lead the adult class. Women’s intercessory prayer is between Sunday school and 11 a.m. worship, which is led by Dr. E.L. Sharp, pastor. Sunday evening, men’s prayer is at 5:30 and evening worship is at 6 with special music and the pastor’s message. Bible study and prayer service are at 6 p.m. Wednesday. A nursery is provided.

King David M.B. No. 1 Services at King David M.B. No. 1, 2717 Letitia St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is at 11 a.m. each second Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each first, third and fourth Monday. Bible study is at 2 p.m. Wednesdays. The Usher Board meets at 11 a.m. each second Saturday. Creative Woman’s ministry meets at 9 a.m. each fourth Saturday. The Rev. A.L. Hines is pastor.

King of Kings Services at King of Kings Christian Center, 4209 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed

Living Word Baptist Services at Living Word Baptist Church, 2845 Clay St., Suite 13 (in the Emmich Building), begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members orientation. Worship is at 11. Morning Glory worship services are at 8:30 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Bible study is at 7 each Wednesday night.

The Divine Service for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany will be celebrated at The Lutheran Church of the Messiah (LCMS), 301 Cain Ridge Road, at 9 a.m. Sunday school for all ages begins at 10:30 a.m. Visit or call 601-636-1894.

Mount Alban M.B. Sunday services at Mount Alban M.B. Church, 2385 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leonard Knight, deacon and superintendent. Worship with Communion is each first Sunday; praise and worship are each second, third and fourth Sunday; youth service is each fifth Sunday; all start at 11. On Wednesday, prayer/Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, choir rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Women of Faith is at 10 a.m. each second Saturday. The Rev. Henry Lee Taylor Jr. is pastor.

Mount Ararat M.B. Services at Mount Ararat M.B. Church, Eagle Lake community, are at 1:30 p.m. each second Sunday. Dr. L.A. Hall Sr. is pastor.

Mount Calvary Baptist Services at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1350 East Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Al Evans, superintendent. Worship is at 11 with Mincer Minor, pastor, delivering the message. Communion is each second and third Sunday at 11. Services are at 8 a.m. each fifth Sunday. Children’s ministry for ages 1-7 begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the annex. Brotherhood meets at 6 p.m. each first Tuesday. Ushers meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday before second Sunday. Wednesday’s youth Bible study and intercessory

sionary Baptist State Convention of Mississippi and pastor of Liberty M.B. Church of Canton, speaker; music by the Warren County Baptist Association and Warren County Sunday school Convention choirs; E.D. Straughter Baptist Memorial Center. 1411 Martin Luther King Jr. St.

THURSDAY • Bread of Heaven World Outreach Center — 7 p.m., revival; Gregory Sabino, pastor; Salvation Army Worship Center, 530 Mission 66.

FRIDAY • Bread of Heaven World Outreach Center — 7 p.m., revival; Gregory Sabino, pastor; Salvation Army Worship Center, 530 Mission 66.

FEB. 5 • Belmont M.B. — 8 a.m., Gathering of the Men, prayer and worship breakfast; the Rev. R.D. Wells, speaker; Phillip Burks, pastor; 4446 Charlie Brown Road. • Oakland Baptist — 6 a.m. until, Youth Bake Sale Fundraiser; Super Junior, Oak Ridge Road. • Spring Hill M.B. — 5 p.m., “History on the Hill,” Black History program and dinner; the Mighty Gospel Train Choir; 815 Mission 66.

FEB. 9 • Jones Chapel — 6:30 p.m., business meeting; 1340 Bay St.

FEB. 13 • Temple of Empowerment — 3 p.m., Deacon Day; Greater Mount Zion male choir; the Rev. Edward Knight, guest speaker; 601-529-8462; 707 Pierce St.

FEB. 19 • King David No. 1 M.B. — 2 p.m., black history program; the Rev. A.L. Hines, pastor; 2717 Letitia St.

prayer begin at 6 p.m., followed by adult Bible study at 7. Senior choir rehearses at 6 p.m. each Thursday. Male chorus rehearses at 6 p.m. each Thursday before the fifth Sunday. The trustee board meets at 9 a.m. and the deacons at 11 each Saturday before the second Sunday. For transportation, call 601636-4999.

Mount Carmel M.B. Services at Mount Carmel M.B. Church, 2629 Alma St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Keafur Grimes. Worship and Communion are each first Sunday; Sunday school enhancement is each second Sunday; worship and testimony service are each third Sunday; and youth services each fourth and fifth Sunday. All are at 11 a.m. Wednesday’s prayer meeting/Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Senior choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. Saturday before the first Sunday. Male choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Friday before the third Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal is at 1 p.m. Saturday before the fourth Sunday. Mission Society meets at 3 p.m. at the church each second Monday and at 2 p.m. each fourth Saturday at Carmel Manor, 910 Bowman St. Dr. Franklin L. Lassiter is pastor.

Mount Carmel Ministries Sunday services at Mount Carmel Ministries, 2015 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages. Worship begins at 11 with Communion each first Sunday. Musicians rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Monday. On Wednesday, Praise and worship choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Bible study is at 7. Men’s fellowship is at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Saturday’s exercise class begins at 8 a.m. For information or transportation, call 601-638-9015 or e-mail mtcarmelministri@

Mount Hebron M.B. Services at Mount Hebron M.B. Church, Bovina, are at 11:30 a.m. each first Sunday and include Communion. Willie J. White is pastor.

Mount Heroden Services at Mount Heroden Baptist Church, 1117-19 Clay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Hilda Y. White, superintendent. Worship is at 11. Communion is each first Sunday at 11. Youth service is at 11 each second Sunday. Prayer meeting/Bible study is at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Senior choir rehearsal begins at 2 p.m. each first Saturday. Youth choir rehearses each second Saturday at 12:30 p.m.; activities follow. Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr. is pastor.

Mount Olive M.B. Services at Mount Olive M.B. Church of Villa Nova, 210 Villanova Road, in the Oak Ridge community, begin with Sunday school at 8:30 a.m. and worship at 10 each Sunday. Communion is at 10 a.m. each third Sunday. On Tuesday, Bible study begins at 6:45 p.m. The Rev. Richard Hopkins is pastor.

Mount Pilgrim Services at Mount Pilgrim, Freetown, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. First Sunday services begin at 11 a.m. and are led by Gracie Daniels, evangelist. Communion is each second Sunday and worship is each fifth Sunday. Both begin at 11 a.m. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Joseph L. Brown is pastor.

Narrow Way M.B. Services at Narrow Way M.B. Church, begin at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. James E. Williams is pastor. Call 601-218-8061.

Nazarene Church Services at Vicksburg First Church of the Nazarene, 3428 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. English and Spanish combined worship begins at 10:50, followed by all-church dinner with a dessert auction to benefit the youths camp. Hispanic Sunday service begins at 3 p.m. The English congregation missionary service begins at 6. Wednesday night youth activities begin at 5 with sports. Dinner is at 6:00. Bible

Study activities for youth and adult Bible study are at 7. Thursday’s prayer meeting is open to all. Friday night the Hispanic congregation Bible Study and fellowship are at 7. On Feb. 5, men’s prayer breakfast begins at 8 a.m. in the fellowship hall. First-time guest are free and regular attendees are $5 each. Visit for a full listing of activities and services. The Rev. Chuck Parish is senior pastor. Pastor Emeritus is the Rev. Kuhrman Cox.

New Beginnings Services at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, 4345 Lee Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible training, followed by worship at 10:45. Sunday night services begin at 6. Wednesday evening Bible training begins at 6:30. David and Carolyn Sterling are pastors. Call 601-529-3902.

New Beginning Services at New Beginning Full Deliverance Ministries, 1890 S. Frontage Road, Suite 2, begin at 9 a.m. Sunday school is at 9:15. Worship is at 10:25. Intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m. Monday. Christian Education class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Wednesday Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Apostle Clarence and Lavern Walsh are founders and overseers. Call 601-3010586.

New Mount Elem M.B. Youth services at New Mount Elem M.B. Church, 3014 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 8 a.m. with worship. The youth choir will sing, followed by Sunday school. Intercessory prayer begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible class at 7. Dr. Leonard Walker is pastor.

New Mount Pilgrim Services at New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church, 501 N. Poplar St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leroy Gillium, deacon and assistant superintendent. The following begin at 11 — second Sunday services; Covenant after Sunday school each third Sunday; and Communion services each fourth Sunday. Life Changing for Today’s Christian is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday. Minister Jacqueline Griffin, is instructor. Prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible study under the direction of the Rev. Virdell Lewis. Senior choir practice led by Jean Thomas begins at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday before the second, third and fourth Sunday. The usher board meets at 11 a.m. each first Saturday. Recordings of services are available from Lee Griffin, deacon, or by calling 601-6366386. The Rev. Henry J. Williams is pastor.

New Popular Grove Services at New Popular Grove Independent Methodist Church, Mississippi 27, Edwards, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Marshall Harris is superintendent. Worship begins at 11. On Thursday, Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. James O. Bowman is pastor. Tommie L. Moore is associate minister.

New Rock Services at New Rock of Ages M.B. Church, 2944 Valley St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Ernestine Boone is superintendent. Worship is at 11 with singing, led by the choir. Patricia Stamps is pianist. Usher meeting is each third Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 2:30 p.m. each second and third Saturday. Mission meeting begins at 4 p.m. Prayer meeting begins at 5 p.m. Both are Monday after the third Sunday. Continued on, Page B4.


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church events Continued from, Page B3. For transportation call, 601629-0088 or 601-415-6814. Dr. Michael R. Reed is pastor.

Northside Baptist Services at Northside Baptist Church, 4820 N. Washington St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by children’s church and worship led by Dr. Frank Lescallette, pastor, at 11. The Lord’s Supper will be observed. Dinner on the grounds will follow the service. Sunday evening activities begin at 5 with Kids Time, followed by Youth Explosion and evening worship at 6. Wednesday activities begin at 6 p.m. with mission study, men’s Bible study and GAs, followed by prayer service at 7. A nursery is provided.

Oak Chapel M.B. Services at Oak Chapel M.B. Church, in the Bovina community, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school led by Charles Winston, deacon and superintendent. Worship begins at 11 a.m. each first, third and fifth Sunday. Holy Communion is each third Sunday. Youth church is each fifth Sunday. Choir rehearsal begins at 11 a.m. Saturday before the fifth Sunday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. before the first and third Sunday. Dellie C. Robinson is pastor.

Oakland Baptist Activities at Oakland Baptist Church, 2959 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with a devotional led by Ray Wade, followed by Sunday school at 9:45. Children’s church and worship are at 10:45. Music is led by Bryson Haden, youth director, with special music presented by the children’s choir, under the direction of Casey Winningham. The Rev. Justin Rhodes, pastor, will deliver the messages of the day. Adult choir practice begins at 5 p.m. Worship and children’s choir are at 6. On Wednesday, Haden and the youths will meet at 6:15 p.m. AWANAS begins at 6:30. Ladies Night Out begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at Cracker Barrel Restaurant. On Feb. 5, the youth will have a Bake Sale Fundraiser from 6 a.m. until at Super Junior on Oak Ridge Road. Proceeds will benefit the Youth Camp Fund. A nursery is provided for all services.

Open Door Services at Open Door Bible Church, 4866 Mount Alban Road, begin at 10:15 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11:15. Youth and adult classes are offered and a nursery is provided. Call 601-636-0313 or e-mail opendoorbible@att. net.

Pentecostal Explosion Services at Pentecostal Explosion Ministries, 2130 Washington St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship at 10:30. Wednesday Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Corporate prayer/Bible study is at 7 p.m. each second and fourth Friday. Leonard and Paula Calcote are pastors. Call 601-953-6812.

Pleasant Valley M.B. Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 2585 N. Washington St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school led by Silas Bright. Worship with Communion is at 11:30 a.m. each first Sunday. Worship begins at 11:30 each third Sunday. On Tuesday, prayer service begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible study at 6:30. Choir rehearsal is at 5:30 p.m. each Friday before the first Sunday and at 11:30 a.m. each Saturday before the third Sunday. Ladies auxiliary is at 6:30 p.m. each Friday after the first Sunday. The Rev. E.E. Gibbs is pastor.

Port Gibson U.M.C. Sunday is the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany at Port Gibson United Methodist Church, 901 Church St. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with the Rev. David Harrison bringing the message. Professional counseling is offered through Grace Christian Counseling Center, 907 Church St., or by calling 601437-5046.

Porters Chapel U.M.C. Services at Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with early service. Good News Discussion Group begins at 9:45 a.m. Sunday school is at 10. Traditional worship service is at 11. The Rev. D.R. Ragsdale will deliver the sermon, and Ken Warren will lead music. A nursery is provided for ages up to 5. On Monday, Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. Cursillo meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sisters by Choice meets at 6 p.m Thursday. Call 601-636-2966. E-mail pcumc_vicksburg@

Refuge Services at Refuge Church, 6202 Indiana Ave., begin at 10:45 a.m. with praise and worship with Bethany Winkler, music pastor. Tony Winkler, pastor, will bring the message. Kidz Konstruction for ages 4 to 9 begins at 10:45. Wednesday Family Night for all ages begins at 7 in the Family Life Center. A nursery is available for children as old as 4. Call 601-6384439 or visit

Ridgeway Baptist Services at Ridgeway Baptist Church, 4684 Redwood Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by children’s church and worship at 11. Evening worship begins at 6. The Rev. Gene Jacks, pastor, will deliver messages of the day. Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays in the fellowship hall. Bible study/prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Rose Hill M.B. Services at Rose Hill M.B. Church, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Morris Shelton is deacon and superintendent. Leon Davis is deacon and assistant superintendent. Worship is at 11 with Walter Weathersby, pastor.

St. Alban’s Episcopal Services for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 5930 Warriors Trail, Bovina, begin at 10 a.m. led by Betsy Selby. Annual Diocesan Council continues this weekend through Feb. 6 concluding with closing Eucharist at 10 a.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex. St. Alban’s delegation is lead by the Rev. Billie Abraham, rector and delegates Jennifer Normand, Carey Price, Tommy Skinner, and Genevieve Walker, youth delegate. Bible study is at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Each Wednesday at 7 a.m. is a study of the book, “Twelve Steps to Spiritual Wholeness, A Christian Pathway.” Holy Eucharist and Healing service are at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The phone number is 601-636-6687. Visit

St. James M.B. No. 1 Services at St. James M.B. Church No. 1, 400 Adams St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Robert Hubbard, superintendent, and Walter Bell, assistant superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Communion is each second Sunday. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. each Tuesday. Willie J. White is pastor.

St. Luke Church of God in Christ Homecoming Celebration at St. Luke Church of God in Christ, 915 First East St., begins at 2 p.m. Dinner will be served. On Tuesday, Conscreation service will include prayer/ Bible study at 7 p.m. Friday services are canceled, members will be attending the Auxiliary Convention in Hazlehurst. Elder Douglas Anderson is pastor. For transportation, call 601-638-0389.

St. Luke Free Will Services at St. Luke Free Will Baptist Church, 91 Young Alley, begin at 11 a.m. each first, second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Elder Billy Bennett Jr. is the pastor.

St. Mark Free Will Services at St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church, 2606 Hannah St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Denton is superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second Sunday. Communion is at 11 a.m. each fourth Sunday with the senior choir performing. Rosman Daniels is the musician. On Feb. 17, business meeting begins at 7 p.m. Elder Jeffrey D. MaGee is pastor.

St. Mary’s Catholic St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1512 Main St., will celebrate the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time at 9 a.m. Daily Mass is at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday in the parish chapel. Devotion to the Blessed Mother is at 7 p.m. each Monday in the chapel. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. The Rosary is recited at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday before Mass. The Sacrament of Penance is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. each Sunday, or by appointment. CCD/CYO classes are each Sunday after mass. Youth Mass is each fourth Sunday. The Rev. Malcolm O’Leary, SVD, is pastor. Call 601-636-0115.

St. Mary’s Episcopal St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 900 First North St., will observe the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany with Holy Communion, Rite II from the Book of Common Prayer, at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Denny Allman will bring the message and serve at the Eucharist. Coffee and snacks are available before and after the service.

St. Michael Catholic St. Michael Catholic Church, 100 St. Michael Place, will celebrate the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Mass will be at 5:30 tonight and at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The Sacrament of Penance is from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Daily Mass is celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. At 2 p.m. each Sunday is a Eucharist service in Spanish. Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith should call 601-636-3445 for information about the RCIA program.

St. Paul Catholic St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., will celebrate the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is at 5 p.m. Saturdays. Vigil Mass is at 5:30 tonight, and Sunday Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Rosary Saturdays are at 5 p.m. before Mass. Daily Mass is at 7 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. R.C.I.A. program continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday for adults in Glynn Hall. First Friday Mass and Anointing of the Sick begins at 7 a.m., followed by the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 7 p.m.

Shady Grove Baptist Services at Shady Grove Baptist Church, 61 Shady Grove Circle, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 each first and fourth Sunday. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Adult choir practice begins at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the first and fourth Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal begins at noon each Saturday before the first Sunday. Richard Johnson is pastor.

Shiloh Baptist Services at Shiloh Baptist Church, 920 Meadow St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Jones is superintendent. Covenant begins at 10:45 a.m. each second Sunday. Communion service begins at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. On Tuesday, Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Dr. Willie Jones, pastor, is the instructor. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. Tuesday after the second Sunday.

Shiloh Primitive Services at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, Warriors Trail, begin at 10:30 a.m. with singing, prayers and a sermon. Elder Charles Holden is pastor.

Solid Rock Pentecostal Services at Solid Rock Pentecostal Church, 4945 U.S. 61 North, begin at 2 p.m. with family worship in the sanctuary center. Special presentations form the children’s youth and hand of praise. Music is led by Bobby and Daphne Turner. Sunday evening service is canceled. On Tuesday, men’s Bible study is led by Dane Stewart at 6 p.m., followed by prayer service at 7, led by Elder Terry West. For more information call 601-415-7709. Midweek worship and word are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For prayer, home Bible study or transportation call 601-636-0692. Visit

Southside Baptist Services at Southside Baptist Church, 95 Baptist Drive, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Greg Clemts, pastor. Andrew Clemts, interim song director, and Jim Bowman, instrumentalist, will lead the music. Observance of the Lord’s Supper begins at 5 p.m. All other activities are canceled. Midweek prayer services are at 10 a.m. each Wednesday, and Bible study/ prayer service is at 7 p.m. Call 601-631-0047 or visit www.southsidebcvicksburg. com.

Temple of Christ Services at Temple of Christ, 1922 Pearl St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school each Sunday and are led by Doretha Neal, pastor. Worship is at 11 with Delphine Taylor, pastor, leading. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first and third Sunday. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer begins at noon. Prayer lines are open Wednesdays from 10 until 11 a.m.; call 601-415-0431. On Thursday, intercessory prayer and Bible study begin at 5 p.m. On Saturday, dance and choir rehearsal begins at 1 p.m. Outreach to nursing homes are Saturday at 10 a.m., led by Gladys King. Healing and deliverance classes begin Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. through March 19. Certificates will be given. Fund Raiser ministry is Feb. 1 through Feb. 28. Call Evangelist Mamie Berry, 601661-6342.

Travelers Rest Baptist Services at Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Ave., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Music is by United Voices. Baptism is at 10 a.m. each first Sunday. The deacons ministry meets at 7:30 p.m. each

second Monday. The missionary ministry meets at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. The ushers and wellness ministries meet after services each third Sunday. Men of Purpose rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday. Youth tutorial meets at 7 each Tuesday night. Boy Scouts meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Bible study/prayer is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Midweek Bible study/ prayer begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Perfect Praise choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each fourth Wednesday. Inspirational choir rehearsal is at 6:30 p.m. each second Wednesday. United Voices of Worship rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Call 601-636-3712 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Thomas E. Bernard is pastor.

Trinity Baptist Services at Trinity Baptist Church, 3365 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45. Turning Point classes begin at 4:45 p.m. Evening worship begins at 6. On Wednesday, The Gathering begins at 3 p.m. The Gathering and age-graded studies begin at 6, and choir rehearsal is at 6:45. Tim Goodson is music director. The Rev. Ron Burch is pastor.

Triumph Services at Triumph Church, 136 Honeysuckle Lane, begin with pre-service prayer at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Worship is at 8:30 and 10:30 with the sanctuary choir presenting praise and worship. Mike Fields, pastor, will bring the message at both services. The service at 10:30 will be streaming live on Kingdom Kids Church and a teen class are available. Corporate prayer is at 6 a.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Saturday. Wednesday services are as follows: Elevate Your Life classes, 24/7 youth ministries and Kingdom Kids church. All begin at 6 p.m. Men’s fraternity meets from to 8 until 9:30 a.m. each first Saturday.

Triumphant Baptist Services at Triumphant Baptist Church, 124 Pittman Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with New Sunday Connection/ New Members Transition Classes at the Kings Empowerment Center. Partners in Prayer begins at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, followed by worship at 10. Women’s ministry is at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the administration building. Activities at the Kings Empowerment Center include aerobics at 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday and Bible study at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Mass choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Elders Bible study is at noon Friday in the administration building. Usher/Helps Ministry is at 4 p.m. each fourth Saturday at the administration building. For transportation, call 601-218-1319, 601638-8135 or 601-638-8108. The Rev. Dexter Jones is pastor.

WC Ministers Alliance Warren County Ministers Alliance meets at 9:30 a.m. each Saturday at the E.D. Straughter Building on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The aim is to benefit ministers and discuss Sunday school lessons. Ministers and community members are invited to participate. Robert L. Miller is moderator.

Wayside Baptist Services at Wayside Baptist Church, 6151 Jeff Davis Road, begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with Jason Wooley, pastor, leading. Evening worship begins at 6. Wednesday prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 7 p.m. A nursery is provided Sunday mornings.

Westminster Services at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Scott Reiber, pastor, preaching the sermon. Elder Gordon Sluis will assist. Youths will meet at 4:30 p.m. Kids Klub will meet at 5. Worship is at 6 with Reiber, preaching. Phil Kirk will assist. Mary Claire Allison is choir director. Dr. Gwen Reiber is the organist. A nursery is provided. On Wednesday, choir practice begins at 6 p.m. Prayer begins at 7:15. On Thursday, the youth will leave the church at 1:30 p.m. for the Youth Covenant trip. Visit

Wilderness Baptist Services at Wilderness Baptist Church, 5415 Gibson Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Bob Conrad, pastor, delivering the message. Praise and testimony service is at 5 p.m., followed by birthday and anniversary celebration. On Wednesday, old-time prayer begins at 6:30 p.m. A nursery is provided.

Woodlawn Baptist Services at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 2310 Culkin Road, begin at 9:40 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11, followed by a dinner in honor of the Rev. Kent Campbell, pastor, 10th anniversary. The Rev. Mike Barber is minister of music. Student Minister is Devin Rost. A nursery is available for ages up to 3. Children’s church is available for 4 years through second grade, following Sunday school. Morning services are at 11 on WBBV-101.3-FM or Sunday night activities begin with Awana at 4:45, followed by worship and youth Bible study at 6. On Wednesday, early service begins at 10 a.m. Family night supper begins at 5. Children’s mission, music and Underground Connections for the youth are at 5:40. Mid-week service begins at 6. Call 601-636-5320.

The Word Church Services at The Word Church of Vicksburg, 1201 Grove St., begin at 11:30 a.m. with worship. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Apostle Oscar L. Davis is pastor.

Word of Faith Sunday services at Word of Faith Christian Center, 3525 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Corporate prayer is at 10:15 a.m. Sunday and 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Midweek services and Glorify God youth ministry are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Reginald L. Walker is pastor. Bishop Keith A. Butler is founder. Call 601-638-2500.

Zion Traveler M.B. Services at Zion Traveler M.B. Church, 1701 Poplar St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., under the direction of Virginia Houston, minister and superintendent. Elbert Cox Jr., is minister and assistant superintendent. The following activities begin at 11 a.m. — Communion each first Sunday; worship each second and fourth Sunday; women’s ministry each third Sunday; youth ministry each fifth Sunday. Choir practice is held on Monday after the second and fourth Sunday and Thursday after the first and third Sunday at 6 p.m. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Prayer meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday followed by Bible study at 6. Sunday school lesson planning meeting is each Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Alfred E. Lassiter Jr. is pastor.


SPORTS saturDAY, januar y 29, 2011 • SE C TI O N c PUZZLES C6 | CLASSIFIEDS C7

Steve Wilson, sports editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 142

Prep Soccer

Second-round showdown

Leader of The Pack

Schedule PREP BASKETBALL WC at Ridgeland Tuesday, 6 p.m.

(B) Porters Chapel vs. Russell Christian Tuesday, 6 p.m. at University Christian Vicksburg at Yazoo City Tuesday, 6 p.m. St. Al at Cathedral Tuesday, 6 p.m.


Who’s hot TRAVIOUS RELAFORD Hinds Community College shortstop was selected to the Baseball America preseason All-America team.

LHSAA tables talk of super conference

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana High School Athletic Association has tabled a proposal to create a super class in football, which would have also allowed schools to play up to the top division. The move Friday, the final day of the group’s general business meeting, means the measure likely won’t be considered again until next year. The Times-Picayune reported that had the measure passed, footballplaying schools would have been split into five divisions, but with only 36 in the top group. The next three divisions would have 60 schools each with the remaining 64 placed into Division V. Schools with enrollments below Division I would have been allowed to play up, but only in Division I. The proposal said that schools wanting to play up would bump those with the smallest enrollments from Division I to keep the number at 36. The measure would have gone into effect for the 2013-14 school year.

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

St. Aloysius’ Madison Lumbley, front, and Stephanie Riveros (26) drive the ball to the goal last week against Madison-St. Joe. The Lady Flashes host South Pontotoc in a second-round Class 1A-2A-3A playoff game today at Balzli Field.

Lady Flashes ready to take next step By Ernest Bowker Like a ripe and shiny apple on a tree, just out of reach, awaits the prize the St. Aloysius Lady Flashes covet — a rematch with Madison-St. Joseph in the Class 1A-2A-3A North State championship game. First, however, there’s one small matter to take care of. St. Al hosts South Pontotoc in a second-round playoff game today at 1 p.m. The winner advances to face either St. Joe or the Mississippi School of Math and Sciences — St. Joe is a heavy favorite — on Tuesday. That match with a team that beat St. Al twice this season and beat it in last

Soccer playoffs Today, 1 p.m. South Pontotoc at St. Aloysius year’s North final is a temptation the Lady Flashes are trying to ignore this afternoon. “Everybody’s in the playoffs for a reason. We can’t go to the next round until we win this one,” St. Al coach Suzie Channell said. “We’re having fun practicing, but we know there’s still goals to achieve.” St. Al (9-9-1) won its firstround game 4-1 over Philadelphia, the latest achievement in a remarkable year. After losing nine seniors from the 2009-10 squad that

reached the semifinals, there was some doubt the school would even be able to field a team this season. Channell, in her first season as coach, and a roster that has no seniors, two juniors and a seventh- and eighthgrader playing key roles in the offensive attack have turned a rebuilding program into a championship contender. “It’s a whole different team, a whole new experience,” said junior Riley Griffith, the team’s leading scorer and one of the few returning players from last season. “We’ve just grown as a team and made our way to the playoffs again.” With so many players gaining their first playoff experi-

ence, it almost seems fitting that the Lady Flashes will be flying blind into today’s game. South Pontotoc’s 7-1, firstround victory over Winona wasn’t played until Thursday because of wintry weather in North Mississippi. That left little time for Channell to gather a scouting report beyond surveying the scores leading to the Lady Cougars’ impressive 10-1 record. “It could be good and it could be bad,” Channell said of not knowing a lot about her opponent. “We went into Philadelphia confident because we’d beaten them before, yet it was 1-0 at halftime. I should be able to tell within the first 10 minutes or so which one it is.”

CLINTON — Turnovers and missed free throws doomed Vicksburg’s chances of grabbing the top seed in the Division 4-6A tournament. The top spot will go to Clinton after the Lady Donyeah Arrows pulled Mayfield out a 56-52 overtime win over the Missy Gators on Friday night. VHS coach Barbara Hartzog said she hopes her team will get one more shot at Clinton (15-10, 4-2 Division 4-6A) in the division tournament. The Missy Gators (1011, 4-2) lost the top seed after being swept by Clinton and will have to play archrival Warren Central in the first round. “Hopefully, we can get them in the tournament,” Hartzog said. The Missy Gators were much sharper against Clinton than they were in a loss to Natchez on Tuesday. Standout senior Donyeah Mayfield got some help on the offensive end with seven other players scoring, but Vicksburg still could not close it out in regulation. The Missy Gators missed two key free throws in the final 1:50 and had three crucial turnovers that prevented them from getting a shot off in the final 42 seconds. “We just didn’t execute at the end,” Hartzog said. “We made some lackadaisical passes.” Clinton coach Felicia Lofton credited her defense. “We fought to the end,” Lofton said. “We were down 20-7 early but I thought we came back with our press and finally heated up with our shooting.” See Vicksburg, Page C3.

college basketball

Warren, Rebels eye tournament run

By David Brandt The Associated Press

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 2-8-1 La. Pick 4: 7-0-2-1 Weekly results: C2

Vicksburg falls in OT at Clinton By Jeff Byrd

Vetern Woodson commands respect in Green Bay’s locker room/C4.

Noon WJTV - Mississippi State tries to pick up a Southeastern Conference victory when No. 24 Florida comes to Starkville this afternoon.

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The associated press

Ole Miss guard Chris Warren (12) drives against LSU’s Chris Bass last week. Warren and the Rebels will host Tennessee this afternoon in Oxford.

OXFORD — Chris Warren has a recurring dream about rolling out of bed, standing up and suddenly realizing he’s grown to be 6-foot-4. But every day when the Ole Miss point guard actually wakes up, nothing’s changed. He’s still 5-10. “Guess I’ll just have to learn to live with it,” he said with a grin. While Warren views his height as a hardship, it’s hard to tell from the results over the past four years. With at least a dozen games remaining in his career, he has a chance to become only the fourth player in Southeastern Conference history with 2,000 career points and 400 career assists. The others: LSU’s Pete Maravich, Tennessee’s Allan Houston and Georgia’s Litterial Green. “Chris has just been so consistent — not one bad day,” Ole Miss coach Andy Ken-

On TV 3 p.m. WJTV Ole Miss at Tennessee

Inside • College basketball TV schedule/C2 • USM, Mississippi State strive for consistency/C3 nedy said. “You can always count on him coming in and giving an honest day’s work. He’s gotten much better at a lot of different aspects of his game, and the numbers really speak for themselves.” Warren’s numbers are even more impressive when considering he missed more than 20 games during his sophomore year because of an ACL tear. But around the country and even in parts of the SEC, his accomplishments have gone mostly unnoticed. That’s because even though the Rebels won 64 games in War-

ren’s first three seasons (21.3 per year), they haven’t been to the NCAA Tournament. Ole Miss nearly earned an NCAA bid during his freshman and junior seasons, earning a national ranking during the non-conference schedule only to struggle during conference play and settle for a berth in the National Invitation Tournament. Both times, the Rebels advanced to the semifinals. In his final season, Warren wants more. “It’s huge to me because Coach always talks about having that experience and taking it with you for the rest of your life,” Warren said. “But you can’t have it if you don’t make it.” The odds are already against the Rebels. Ole Miss (13-7, 1-4 SEC) lost its first four conference games before recovering to beat LSU 78-51 last Saturday. But the upcoming twogame homestand against See Ole Miss, Page C3.


Saturday, January 29, 2011

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUTO RACING 2 p.m. Speed - Rolex Sports Car Series, 24 at Daytona 9 p.m. Speed - NASCAR, All-Star Showdown, at Irwindale, Calif. BOXING 9 p.m. HBO - WBC champion Devon Alexander (21-0-0) vs. WBO champion Timothy Bradley (26-0-0), for WBC/WBO junior welterweight title COLLEGE FOOTBALL 3 p.m. NFL Network - Senior Bowl, at Mobile, Ala. EXTREME SPORTS 3 p.m. ESPN2 - X Games, at Aspen, Colo. 8 p.m. ESPN - X Games, at Aspen, Colo. FIGURE SKATING 2 p.m. NBC - U.S. Championships 8 p.m. NBC - U.S. Championships GOLF 8:30 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Volvo Champions (tape) Noon TGC - PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open 2 p.m. CBS - PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open 6 p.m. TGC - Champions Tour, Skins Game WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Noon FSN - Oklahoma at Oklahoma State NBA 7 p.m. WGN - Indiana at Chicago NHL 6 p.m. Versus - Exhibition, SuperSkills Competition TENNIS 2 a.m. ESPN2 - Australian Open, men’s championship


from staff & AP reports

Golf Haas leads Farmers; Tiger is five back SAN DIEGO — Bill Haas had a 6-under 66 on the South Course at Torrey Pines to build a twoshot lead over Anthony Kim in the Farmers Insurance Open. Tiger Woods nearly shot himself out of the tournament in the middle of the round Friday until a strong recovery with birdies on two of the last three holes, and one par putt in the middle that led to a 3-under 69. He was five shots behind. Phil Mickelson shot a 69 on the North Course and was only three shots behind, along with John Daly, Hunter Mahan and defending champion Ben Crane.

College football Law firm investigating death of Ole Miss player OXFORD — A Houston-based law firm says it is investigating the death of Ole Miss football player Bennie F. Abram. The Lanier Law Firm, in a statement released Friday, said it has been hired by Abram’s family. Abram, a 20-year-old junior walkon, died Feb. 19, 2010, several hours after collapsing during a morning workout on campus. An autopsy revealed Abram died from complications due to sickle cell trait. Ole Miss was aware Abram had sickle cell trait, which is usually asymptomatic but can occasionally trigger severe problems after strenuous exercise. The university concluded all of its employees acted properly.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jan. 29 1958 — The St. Louis Cardinals give Stan Musial a contract for $100,000, making him the highest paid player in the National League. 1963 — Eleven players and six officials are elected to the first class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Jim Thorpe, Red Grange, Bronco Nagurski, Sammy Baugh, Dutch Clark, Johnny McNally, Ernie Nevers, Mel Hein, Pete Henry, Cal Hubbard and Don Hutson are the players. The six officials are Bert Bell, Joe Carr, George Halas, Curly Lambeau, Tim Mara and George Preston. 2000 — Utah’s Karl Malone becomes the third player in NBA history to score 30,000 points when he makes a layup with 8:53 left in the third quarter of a 96-94 loss to Minnesota. 2007 — Kevin Garnett almost single-handedly snaps the Phoenix Suns’ 17-game winning streak, scoring 44 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in Minnesota’s 121-112 victory.

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scoreboard nfl NFL Playoffs

10 a.m. ESPNU - Temple at St. Joseph’s 11 a.m. ESPN - Georgetown at Villanova 11 a.m. ESPN2 - Xavier at Richmond Noon CBS - Florida at Mississippi State Noon ESPNU - Norfolk State at Morgan State 1 p.m. ESPN - N.C. State at North Carolina 1 p.m. ESPN2 - Bradley at Wichita State 2 p.m. ESPNU - Syracuse at Marquette 2:30 p.m. FSN - UCLA at Arizona State 3 p.m. ESPN - Georgia at Kentucky 3 p.m. Versus - BYU at New Mexico 3 p.m. Big Ten - Wisconsin at Penn State 3 p.m. WJTV - Tennessee at Ole Miss 4 p.m. ESPNU - Towson at Old Dominion 5 p.m. ESPN2 - Ohio State at Northwestern 5 p.m. FSN - Arkansas at Vanderbilt 6 p.m. ESPN - Kansas State at Kansas 6 p.m. ESPNU - St. Mary’s at Portland 7 p.m. ESPN2 - Pittsburgh at Rutgers 7 p.m. FSN - LSU at Alabama 8 p.m. ESPNU - Missouri at Texas

Wild-card Round

Jan. 8 Seattle 41, New Orleans 36 N.Y. Jets 17, Indianapolis 16 Jan. 9 Baltimore 30, Kansas City 7 Green Bay 21, Philadelphia 16

Divisional Playoffs

Jan. 15 Pittsburgh 31, Baltimore 24 Green Bay 48, Atlanta 21 Jan. 16 Chicago 35, Seattle 24 N.Y. Jets 28, New England 21

Conference Championships

Jan. 23 Green Bay 21, Chicago 14 Pittsburgh 24, N.Y. Jets 19

Pro Bowl

Sunday At Honolulu AFC vs. NFC, 6 p.m. (Fox)

Super Bowl XLV

Feb. 6 At Arlington, Texas Pittsburgh vs. Green Bay, 5:30 p.m. (Fox)

No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

7 Texas vs. No. 11 Missouri, 8 p.m. 8 Villanova vs. No. 21 Georgetown, 11 a.m. 9 BYU at New Mexico, 3 p.m. 9 Syracuse at Marquette, 2 p.m. 12 Purdue vs. No. 16 Minnesota, Noon 13 Texas A&M at Nebraska, 1 p.m. 14 Kentucky vs. Georgia, 3 p.m. 17 Wisconsin at Penn St., 3 p.m. 19 Vanderbilt vs. Arkansas, 5 p.m. 22 Florida St. at Clemson, 11 a.m. 24 Florida at Mississippi St., Noon Sunday’s Games No. 3 Duke at St. John’s, Noon No. 18 Washington at Washington St., 9 p.m. No. 25 Michigan St. vs. Indiana, 5 p.m.

——— Super Bowl Champions XLIV—New Orleans 31, Indianapolis 17 XLIII—Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23 XLII—N.Y. Giants 17, New England 14 XLI—Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17 XL—Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10 XXXIX—New England 24, Philadelphia 21 XXXVIII—New England 32, Carolina 29 XXXVII—Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21 XXXVI—New England 20, St. Louis 17 XXXV—Baltimore Ravens 34, N.Y. Giants 7 XXXIV—St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16 XXXIII—Denver 34, Atlanta 19 XXXII—Denver 31, Green Bay 24 XXXI—Green Bay 35, New England 21 XXX—Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17 XXIX—San Francisco 49, San Diego 26 XXVIII—Dallas 30, Buffalo 13 XXVII—Dallas 52, Buffalo 17 XXVI—Washington 37, Buffalo 24 XXV—N.Y. Giants 20, Buffalo 19 XXIV—San Francisco 55, Denver 10 XXIII—San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16 XXII—Washington 42, Denver 10 XXI—N.Y. Giants 39, Denver 20 XX—Chicago 46, New England 10 XIX—San Francisco 38, Miami 16 XVIII—L.A. Raiders 38, Washington 9 XVII—Washington 27, Miami 17 XVI—San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21 XV—Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10 XIV—Pittsburgh 31, L.A. Rams 19 XIII—Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31 XII—Dallas 27, Denver 10 XI—Oakland 32, Minnesota 14 X—Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17 IX—Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6 VIII—Miami 24, Minnesota 7 VII—Miami 14, Washington 7 VI—Dallas 24, Miami 3 V—Baltimore Colts 16, Dallas 13 IV—Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7 III—N.Y. Jets 16, Baltimore Colts 7 II—Green Bay 33, Oakland 14 I—Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10

Mississippi Schedule

Friday’s Game Oglethorpe 72, Millsaps 64 Today’s Games Florida at Mississippi St., Noon Tennessee at Ole Miss, 3 p.m. Texas-Tyler at Mississippi College, 3 p.m. Southern at Alcorn St., 4 p.m. Tulane at Southern Miss, 4 p.m. Delta St. at Arkansas-Monticello, 4 p.m. Belhaven at Spring Hill, 4 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Jackson St., 5:30 p.m. Dillard at Tougaloo, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Game Millsaps at Sewanee, 3 p.m.

Conference W L PCT Florida................. 5 1 .833 Kentucky............. 3 2 .600 Vanderbilt........... 3 2 .600 South Carolina... 3 2 .600 Tennessee.......... 3 2 .600 Georgia............... 3 3 .500

Pct GB .778 — .522 11 1/2 .435 15 1/2 .298 22 .277 23

Southeast Division

W Miami.............................32 Atlanta...........................30 Orlando..........................30 Charlotte........................19 Washington....................13

L 14 17 17 25 32

Central Division

W Chicago.........................32 Milwaukee......................18 Indiana...........................17 Detroit............................17 Cleveland.......................8

L 14 26 26 30 38

Pct GB .696 — .638 2 1/2 .638 2 1/2 .432 12 .289 18 1/2 Pct GB .696 — .409 13 .395 13 1/2 .362 15 1/2 .174 24


W San Antonio...................39 Dallas.............................30 New Orleans.................31 Memphis........................23 Houston.........................22

L 7 15 16 24 26

Pct GB .848 — .667 8 1/2 .660 8 1/2 .489 16 1/2 .458 18

Northwest Division

W Oklahoma City...............30

L 16

Pct .652

GB —

Denver...........................28 Utah...............................28 Portland.........................25 Minnesota......................10

18 19 22 36

.609 .596 .532 .217

2 2 1/2 5 1/2 20

Pacific Division

W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers....................33 13 .717 — Phoenix..........................20 24 .455 12 Golden State.................19 26 .422 13 1/2 L.A. Clippers..................17 28 .378 15 1/2 Sacramento...................10 33 .233 21 1/2 ——— Friday’s Games Indiana 124, New Jersey 92 Memphis 99, Philadelphia 94 Milwaukee 116, Toronto 110, OT Atlanta 111, New York 102 Denver 117, Cleveland 103 Miami 88, Detroit 87 Chicago 99, Orlando 90 Oklahoma City 124, Washington 117,2OT Utah 108, Minnesota 100 Charlotte at Golden State, (n) Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, (n) Boston at Phoenix, (n) Today’s Games Indiana at Chicago, 7 p.m. Washington at Memphis, 7 p.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Charlotte at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Miami at Oklahoma City, Noon Boston at L.A. Lakers, 2:30 p.m. Cleveland at Orlando, 5 p.m. Denver at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Detroit at New York, 6:30 p.m. New Orleans at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Utah at Golden State, 9 p.m.

college basketball Top 25 Schedule

Womens basketball Women’s Top 25 Schedule

Friday’s Games No. 14 Maryland 75 Wake Forest 44 No. 15 North Carolina 64, Virginia 52 Today’s Games No. 2 Connecticut at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. No. 4 Stanford at Oregon State, 2 p.m. No. 7 Xavier vs. Rhode Island, 3 p.m. No. 9 Notre Dame at Villanova, 7 p.m. No. 11 UCLA vs. Arizona, 4 p.m. No. 13 Oklahoma at Oklahoma State, noon No. 19 Georgetown at Seton Hall, 1 p.m. No. 22 Wisc.-Green Bay at Valparaiso, 8:05 p.m. No. 23 Iowa State vs. Missouri, 2 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 1 Baylor at No. 6 Texas A&M, noon No. 5 Tennessee at Arkansas, 1 p.m. No. 8 West Virginia at No. 12 DePaul, 3 p.m. No. 14 Maryland vs. Longwood, 1 p.m. No. 15 North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech, 1 p.m. No. 16 Miami vs. No. 25 Georgia Tech, 2 p.m. No. 17 Kentucky at Alabama, 2 p.m. No. 18 Iowa at Illinois, 2 p.m. No. 20 Georgia at LSU, 4 p.m. No. 21 Florida State at N.C. State, noon No. 24 Ohio State at Penn State, 1 p.m.

prep basketbll CLINTON 56, VICKSBURG 52

PCT .800 .789 .789 .667 .650 .737

Vicksburg 16 11 11 12 2 — 52 Clinton 6 17 13 14 6 — 56 Vicksburg (52) Donyeah Mayfield 17, Shanequa Hill 12, Butler 8, Burks 3, Arkoful 3, Smith 3, A. Mayfield 2, Morris 2. Clinton (56) Cortni Cooper 26, Avila Hughes 13, Brianna Price 10, Newbill 5, Robinson 2.


EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division L 10 22 26 33 34

All Games W L 16 4 15 4 15 4 12 6 13 7 14 5




nba W Boston...........................35 New York.......................24 Philadelphia...................20 New Jersey...................14 Toronto..........................13

Assistant Captains Mike Green, D, Washington; Ryan Kesler, C, Vancouver. Selections 1. Cam Ward, G, Carolina; 2. Alex Ovechkin, C, Washington; 3. Daniel Sedin, LW, Vancouver; 4. Zdeno Chara, D, Boston; 5. Rick Nash, RW, Columbus; 6. Henrik Lundqvist, G, N.Y. Rangers; 7. Marc Staal, D, N.Y. Rangers; 8. Patrick Sharp, C, Chicago; 9. Dan Boyle, D, San Jose; 10. Carey Price, G, Montreal. 11. Jeff Skinner, C, Carolina; 12. Chris Letang, D, Pittsburgh; 13. Claude Giroux, RW, Philadelphia; 14. Erik Karlsson, D, Ottawa; 15. Corey Perry, RW, Anaheim; 16. Patrik Elias, LW, New Jersey; 17. David Backes, RW, St. Louis; 18. Paul Stastny, C, Colorado. Coaches Joel Quenneville and Mike Haviland, Chicago.

College basketball on TV today

Friday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No. 1 Ohio St. at Northwestern, 5 p.m. No. 2 Pittsburgh at Rutgers, 7 p.m. No. 4 San Diego St. vs. Wyoming, 9 p.m. No. 5 Connecticut vs. No. 23 Louisville, 11 a.m. No. 6 Kansas vs. Kansas St., 6 p.m.

Conference All Games W L PCT W L Alabama............. 4 1 .800 12 7 Arkansas............. 3 3 .500 13 6 Mississippi St... 2 3 .400 10 9 LSU..................... 2 3 .400 10 10 Ole Miss............ 1 4 .200 13 7 Auburn................ 0 6 .000 7 13 Friday’s Game No games scheduled Today’s Games Florida at Mississippi St., noon Auburn at South Carolina, 12:30 p.m. Tennessee at Ole Miss, 3 p.m. Georgia at Kentucky, 3 p.m. Arkansas at Vanderbilt, 5 p.m. LSU at Alabama, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Games No games scheduled

Boys PCT .632 .684 .526 .500 .650 .350


GP Philadelphia.....50 Pittsburgh........50 N.Y. Rangers...52 N.Y. Islanders..49 New Jersey.....49 PCT .810 .800 .737 .750 .600 .579 .550 .500 .632 .500 .650 .737

W 33 31 29 15 16

L 12 15 20 27 30

Pts 71 66 61 37 35

Northeast Division

GP Boston.............50 Montreal...........50 Buffalo.............49 Toronto............49 Ottawa.............50

W 28 27 23 19 17

L 15 18 21 25 25

OT 7 5 5 5 8

Pts 63 59 51 43 42

Southeast Division

GP Tampa Bay......51 Washington......51 Atlanta.............52 Carolina...........50 Florida..............49

W 31 27 24 25 22

L 15 15 19 19 22

GP Detroit..............49 Nashville..........50 Chicago...........50 Columbus........49 St. Louis..........49

W 30 27 26 23 22

L 13 17 20 21 20

OT 5 9 9 6 5

Pts 67 63 57 56 49

OT 6 6 4 5 7

Pts 66 60 56 51 51

Northwest Division

PCT .526 .444 .350 .500 .300 .158 .200 .250 .158 .056

GP Vancouver.......50 Colorado..........50 Minnesota........49 Calgary............51 Edmonton........49

W 31 25 25 24 15

L 10 19 19 21 26

OT 9 6 5 6 8

Pts 71 56 55 54 38

Pacific Division

GP Dallas...............50 Anaheim..........52 Phoenix............51 San Jose.........50 Los Angeles....50 NOTE: Two points time loss.

W L 30 15 28 20 25 17 25 19 27 22 for a win,

OT 5 4 9 6 1 one


2010-11 All-Star Rosters TEAM STAAL

GF 174 154 148 119 101

GA 130 114 126 162 146

GF 152 130 137 124 108

GA 112 123 144 153 160

GF 154 140 152 153 131

GA 154 129 166 155 131

GF 166 134 157 130 130

GA 143 119 139 152 146

GF 165 161 130 144 122

GA 121 165 134 152 168

Pts GF GA 65 147 137 60 140 146 59 149 145 56 139 138 55 143 124 point for over-

——— Friday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games scheduled Sunday’s Game Team Lidstrom vs. Team Staal, 3 p.m.

Captain Eric Staal, C, Carolina

Tank McNamara

OT 5 4 3 7 3



Conference All Games W L PCT W L Jackson St........ 6 1 .857 10 9 Texas Southern.. 6 1 .857 8 10 MVSU................. 6 1 .857 7 13 Alabama A&M.... 5 2 .714 8 8 Alabama St......... 3 4 .429 6 14 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 3 4 .429 3 16 Southern U......... 3 5 .375 4 16 Prairie View........ 2 5 .286 5 15 Grambling St...... 1 6 .143 3 16 Alcorn St........... 1 7 .125 1 17 Friday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Southern U. at Alcorn St., 4 p.m. Miss. Valley St. at Jackson St., 5:30 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Grambling St., 6 p.m. Alabama St. at Prairie View, 7:30 p.m. Alabama A&M at Texas Southern, 8 p.m. Sunday’s Games No games scheduled

Vicksburg 23 12 7 13 — 55 Clinton 8 12 10 3 — 33 Vicksburg (55) Mychal Ammons 25, Willie Gibbs 10, Gaskin 8, Brown 4, Ross 4, Gaines 2, Grays 2. Clinton (33) Williams 7, Washington 6, Smith 6, Davis 5, Younger 4, Felton 3, Harper 2.



Conference All Games W L PCT W L UTEP.................. 5 1 .833 17 4 Memphis............. 5 1 .833 16 4 UAB.................... 4 2 .667 14 5 Southern Miss.. 4 3 .571 15 5 SMU.................... 3 3 .500 12 8 Houston.............. 3 3 .500 11 8 East Carolina...... 3 3 .500 11 9 Tulsa................... 3 3 .500 10 10 Tulane................. 2 4 .333 12 7 Rice.................... 2 4 .333 10 10 Marshall.............. 1 4 .200 13 7 UCF.................... 1 5 .167 14 5 Friday’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games SMU at Rice, 2 p.m. Tulane at Southern Miss, 4 p.m. Houston at East Carolina, 5 p.m. Memphis at Marshall, 6 p.m. UAB at UCF, 6 p.m. UTEP at Tulsa, 7:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games No games scheduled


Captain Nicklas Lidstrom, D, Detroit. Assistant Captains Patrick Kane, RW, Chicago; Martin St. Louis, RW, Tampa Bay. Selections 1. Steven Stamkos, C, Tampa Bay; 2. Duncan Keith, D,o; 3. Henrik Sedin, C, Vancouver; 4. Shea Weber, D, Nashville; 5. Tim Thomas, G, Boston; 6. Daniel Briere, RW, Philadelphia; 7. Dustin Byfuglien, D, Atlanta; 8. Jonathan Toews, C, Chicago; 9. Marc-Andre Fleury, G, Pittsburgh; 10. Jonas Hiller, G, Anaheim. 11. Brad Richards, C, Dallas; 12. Keith Yandle, D, Phoenix; 13. Brent Burns, D, Minnesota; 14. Martin Havlat, RW, Minnesota; 15. Anze Kopitar, C, Los Angeles; 16. Matt Duchene, C, Colorado; 17. Loui Eriksson, RW, Dallas; 18. Phil Kessel, RW, Toronto. Coaches Peter Laviolette, Philadelphia; Alain Vigneault, Vancouver.

golf Farmers Insurance Open

Friday At Torrey Pines South Course; 7,698 yards; Par 72 At Torrey Pines North Course; 7,067 yards; Par 72 San Diego Purse: $5.8 million Second Round a-denotes amateur Bill Haas.................67n-66s—133.......................-11 Anthony Kim...........68n-67s—135.........................-9 Fredrik Jacobson....67n-69s—136.........................-8 Bubba Watson........71s-65n—136.........................-8 Rickie Fowler..........65n-71s—136.........................-8 Phil Mickelson........67s-69n—136.........................-8 John Daly...............67s-69n—136.........................-8 Hunter Mahan........69s-67n—136.........................-8 Ben Crane..............70s-66n—136.........................-8 Brian Davis.............69s-68n—137.........................-7 Chris Kirk................66n-71s—137.........................-7 Dustin Johnson......69s-69n—138.........................-6 Kevin Sutherland....69s-69n—138.........................-6 Jhonattan Vegas....69n-69s—138.........................-6 Tiger Woods...........69n-69s—138.........................-6 Brendan Steele......70s-68n—138.........................-6 Tag Ridings............71n-68s—139.........................-5 Billy Mayfair............70s-69n—139.........................-5 Alex Prugh..............65n-74s—139.........................-5 Charles Howell III...71n-68s—139.........................-5 Marc Leishman.......67n-72s—139.........................-5 Camilo Villegas......69n-70s—139.........................-5 Pat Perez...............69n-70s—139.........................-5 J.B. Holmes............72s-67n—139.........................-5 Blake Adams..........71n-68s—139.........................-5 Brandt Snedeker....70s-69n—139.........................-5 Josh Teater............72s-67n—139.........................-5 Jamie Lovemark.....69s-70n—139.........................-5 Michael Thompson.69s-70n—139.........................-5 Bobby Gates..........70s-69n—139.........................-5 Richard S. Johnson.73s-67n—140........................-4 Jimmy Walker.........71n-69s—140.........................-4 Y.E. Yang...............67n-73s—140.........................-4 Lucas Glover..........70s-70n—140.........................-4 Stewart Cink...........70s-70n—140.........................-4 Kyle Stanley...........68n-72s—140.........................-4 Brandt Jobe............67n-73s—140.........................-4 Zack Miller..............69n-71s—140.........................-4 Gary Woodland......71n-69s—140.........................-4 David Duval............70s-70n—140.........................-4 Matt Jones..............68s-72n—140.........................-4

transactions BASKETBALL NBA

ATLANTA HAWKS—Signed G-F Damien Wilkins for the rest of the season.


SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Named Bobby Engram offensive assistant coach. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Signed OT Paul McQuistan and TE Caz Piurowski to future contracts.


Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-5-0 La. Pick 4: 6-9-7-4 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-5-1 La. Pick 4: 6-1-3-9 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-6-2 La. Pick 4: 1-1-6-6 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-1-8 La. Pick 4: 1-2-7-3 Easy 5: 5-11-22-23-24 La. Lotto: 5-10-11-13-38-40 Powerball: 4-5-36-47-58 Powerball: 6; Power play: 3 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-6-5 La. Pick 4: 1-2-7-7 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-8-1 La. Pick 4: 7-0-2-1 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-2-0 La. Pick 4: 7-0-9-9 Easy 5: 1-4-13-14-28 La. Lotto: 1-4-13-22-32-38 Powerball: 30-31-34-45-51 Powerball: 23; Power play: 2

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Vicksburg Post


LSU welcomes back top scorer Turner

Chicago takes down Magic in showdown CHICAGO (AP) — Derrick Rose scored 22 points despite two painful stomach ulcers, Luol Deng added 26, and the Chicago Bulls beat Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic 99-90 on Friday night. The Bulls won for the ninth time in 11 games even though Howard scored a season-high 40 points. Chicago took the lead with a big third quarter and then held off a late push by Orlando. The Magic cut it to 93-90 after Howard scored, stole a pass and fed Gilbert Arenas for a layup. Deng then scored down low with 1:22 left, and Rose hit four free throws the rest of the way, sealing the win. Deng had 14 points in the third as the Bulls doubled up the Magic 34-17, turning a fivepoint halftime deficit into an 80-68 lead. Carlos Boozer added 16

points and 16 rebounds, helping Chicago avenge an earlier blowout at home by Orlando. Howard was five shy of his career scoring high while pulling down 15 rebounds, but the Magic simply came up short against the Central Division leaders. Howard scored 18 points in the first half as Orlando built a 51-46 lead, but the Bulls took control in the third. Deng buried two jumpers, a free throw and a 3-pointer before Rose hit one of his own just under three minutes into the quarter to put Chicago ahead 57-54. After a timeout by Orlando, Deng buried another 3. After Orlando’s Brandon Bass hit a jumper, Keith Bogans made a layup, Boozer hit a floater along the baseline, Omer Asik dunked and just like that, it was 66-56.

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Orlando’s Gilbert Arenas, left, drives to the basket past Chicago’s Carlos Boozer in the first quarter Friday. Boozer had 16 points and 16 rebounds in the Bulls’ 99-90 victory.

Knicks beat, then beat up, Hawks ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks played like an Eastern Conference postseason contender in building a big early lead on the New York Knicks. The Knicks then tried to show for the second straight night they also have plans for the postseason. Joe Johnson scored 34 points and the Hawks turned back New York’s late comeback to beat the Knicks 111-102 on Friday night in a game marred by a late fight. The Knicks were handed their fifth straight road loss, a day after delivering one of their best defensive efforts in a 93-88 home win over Miami on Thursday. “They played a great game last night and we knew they would come in with a lot of confidence,” Johnson said. Forward Marvin Williams, returning from a back injury, made his first start since Dec. 29 to give the Hawks their original starting five for the first time in almost a month. Williams may soon face an NBA suspension. With 43.7 seconds remaining, Williams pushed New York’s Shawne Williams in the back, starting a brief altercation that led to each player ejected and charged with fighting fouls. Shawne Williams’ arms were flailing in the altercation, but he insisted he wasn’t throwing punches. “I don’t know what happened, really,” said Shawne Williams. “I was basically protecting myself. I was coming across half-court. He bumped me, I bumped him, and he (hit) me in the back of the head. ... I wasn’t swinging at him, I was just trying to protect myself.” Marvin Williams was not made available for interviews. The Hawks led by 24 points in the third quarter before surviving a late scare. Amare Stoudemire led the Knicks with 27 points, including a basket to cut Atlanta’s lead to 102-97 with 4:05 left.

BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU, reeling after three straight blowouts, is in line to have leading scorer Ralston Turner back for tonight’s game at Alabama. Turner, a 6-foot-6 freshman, suffered a stress reaction in his right foot Jan. 2 at Virginia. He has not played in any of LSU’s five Southeastern Conference games. “He’s just glad to be in a situation where he can help his teammates,” LSU coach Trent Johnson said. “It’s been hard for him to sit there and watch them struggle.” Turner averaged 13.7 points during the non-conference schedule. LSU (10-10, 2-3) started 2-0 in the SEC without him, but has lost its last three games by an average of 29 points. Turner, who wore a walking boot at one point, returned to practice Monday after going through an individual workout last Saturday morning. He and junior forward Storm Warren were both in uniform for Wednesday’s 75-53 rout at Tennessee, but neither played. “I was sitting over there wanting to help my team out so bad,” Turner said. Although the Tigers have struggled to produce offense, Matt Derenbecker, another freshman guard, played well enough subbing for Turner to

college basketball On TV 7 p.m., FSN LSU at Alabama keep a starting job. Derenbecker, who played behind Turner throughout the preconference Ralston Turner season, has averaged a team-high 11.6 points in Southeastern Conference action. Johnson said he’ll start Derenbecker and Turner at the wings tonight and bring sophomore Aaron Dotson, a starter the first 20 games, off the bench. Freshman point guard Andre Stringer, a former Forest Hill star, will continue to run the offense. Johnson said Turner probably could have played sooner, but he didn’t want to rush him back. Warren, who is nursing a lingering Achilles’ tendon injury, missed his first SEC game at Tennessee after being limited in the first four. A determination about his status for the Alabama game will be made today.

Southern Miss, MSU in dire need of wins From staff reports

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The New York Knicks’ Landry Fields, left, and Shawne Williams (3) scuffle with Atlanta’s Marvin Williams, center, in the fourth quarter Friday. Josh Smith, who had 24 points, answered with a 3-pointer from the corner for Atlanta. “It was definitely a playoff atmosphere game,” Smith said. Smith said the 50-50 split of Hawks and Knicks fans in the sellout crowd added to the intensity. “Definitely the emotions were running high,” Smith

said. “It got a little chippy out there and the incident happened.” The altercation between Marvin and Shawne Williams came after Horford blocked a shot attempt by Stoudemire. The Williamses were quickly separated and each was ejected. Marvin Williams was charged with a technical and each player was called for a

fighting foul following a video review by officials. Marvin Williams has been called for only 10 technical fouls in six NBA seasons. “I’ve never seen him snap like that,” said Hawks coach Larry Drew of the forward. “It’s an emotional game. Sometimes these things happen. Hopefully whatever the penalty is, it won’t be too severe.”

Vicksburg. Hughes had 13 points for Clinton and Price had 10.

points, eight rebounds and five steals. Willie Gibbs had 10 points, nine coming in the first quarter as Vicksburg jumped out to a 23-8 lead. VHS coach Dellie C. Robinson credited his team’s defense that held the Arrows (13-7, 3-3) to just 13 made field goals. “This team plays defense,” Robinson said. “They will get after it. It’s been one of the keys for us all season.” Clinton’s Kavonte Younger had 23 points in the first meeting at Vicksburg. He had just four on Friday. Donell Williams led the Arrows with seven points.

Vicksburg Continued from Page C1. Vicksburg was up 48-46 when Mayfield went to the line with a two-shot foul with 1:50 to go in regulation. She made one of two for a threepoint lead. Clinton got a basket from Brianna Price and two free throws from Avila Hughes following one of Vicksburg’s 22 turnovers to grab the lead at 50-49. It was the seventh lead change of the fourth quarter. Vicksburg’s Aleeshah Smith split a pair of free throws to tie it at 50 with 43.4 seconds left. Clinton’s Cortni Cooper, who had a game-high 26


points, missed a driving layup with 22 seconds left, but Vicksburg threw away the inbounds pass. Clinton missed the layup, then picked off another errant pass before the Missy Gators could get up floor. In overtime, Clinton got two free throws each from Hughes and Cooper to go up by four. Mayfield, who had 17 points and 19 rebounds, missed both ends of a twoshot foul while the rest of the team missed its last four shots from the field. Shanequa Hill had 12 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals for

(B) VHS 55, Clinton 33 Clinton pulled to within 10 points, at 42-32 with 6:55 to play, but South Alabama signee Mychal Ammons scored the next six points and the Gators held the Arrows without a field goal the rest of the way. The win capped an unbeaten 6-0 run through Division 4-6A for the Gators (20-3, 6-0), who will host the league tournament in two weeks. Ammons finished with 25

After enjoying strong starts to their conference seasons, both Southern Miss and Mississippi State are craving a dose of consistency. Southern Miss enters today’s home game against Tulane (12-7, 2-4 Conference USA) having lost two of its last three, just a few weeks after flirting with an appearance in the Top 25. The Golden Eagles (15-5, 4-3) did beat East Carolina 84-77 in their last outing, but have slipped to fourth place in Conference USA. They’ll need a strong final month to make a run at their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1991. Today’s game marks the start of a crucial five-game stretch against UAB, Marshall, Memphis and UTEP that could determine whether Southern Miss is a contender or an alsoran. Mississippi State, meanwhile, hosts No. 24 Florida

On TV Noon, CBS Florida at Mississippi State in the latest stop in a rollercoaster season. Since starting 7-2, the Bulldogs have been on a wildly uneven ride. They’ve lost 8 of their last 11 games — including two in a row heading into today’s contest — and endured the fallout from a holiday melee between teammates in Hawaii. The latest setback was an 81-74 loss to Vanderbilt on Thursday night. “It can be a good thing or a bad thing,” MSU guard Riley Benock said after the Vanderbilt loss. “We can learn from this game tonight, but we cannot dwell on it. We have to put it behind us and get ready for the next game. We know we have another good team coming in, and we really need the win.”

Ole Miss Continued from Page C1. conference powers Tennessee and Kentucky represents an opportunity. Winning both games wouldn’t guarantee anything, but would certainly vault the Rebels back into the NCAA Tournament discussion. Ole Miss hosts Tennessee (13-7, 3-2) today at Tad Smith Coliseum. The Volunteers have won three straight conference games. “It could be a huge boost,” Warren said. “Those are marquee teams in the SEC and the country. Everybody knows Tennessee has a good program. Same thing with Kentucky. We need these wins and we’ve got to go get them.” If it’s going to happen, Warren will likely need two of his best games. Throughout his career, he’s been mostly known as a longrange bomber, and his 293 career 3-pointers rank sixth in conference history.

He’s got an uncanny ability to get his shot off in traffic and over taller opponents. Terrance Henry, a 6-foot-9 forward who has played with Warren for three years, said his success almost defies physics. “He’s a strong-willed guy — tough,” Henry said. “I’ve never seen anyone like him.” But through the years, Warren’s evolved from just being a shooter. He’s added a broader repertoire of drives to the basket and mid-range jumpers. He’s also become more of a complete point guard, averaging more than four assists per game this season. “It’s just the little stuff — knowing when to slow the pace down and when to speed it up,” Warren said. “It’s a play here and a play there. That’s the difference between the NCAA Tournament or being disappointed.”


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Woodson becomes leader of Pack GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — For a guy relatively new at giving locker room speeches, Charles Woodson certainly knows how to bring down the house. Immediately after the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears in Sunday’s NFC championship game, Woodson went to the middle of the locker room to address the team. He had been thinking about President Barack Obama’s promise to attend the Super Bowl if his favorite team, the Bears, were playing in it. And after the Packers beat the Bears to earn a trip to the Super Bowl instead, Woodson used the President’s pledge to fire up his teammates. In a video clip posted on the Packers’ website, Woodson is shown in the middle of the locker room. He begins by talking calmly about the team sticking together as one — and then he cuts loose. “And check this,” Woodson said, his voice rising. “If the President don’t want to come watch us in the Super Bowl, guess what? We’ll go see him!” Amid the shouts from his teammates, Woodson led a cheer: “1-2-3 ... White House!” Woodson even found a goodnatured way to talk some smack to the President himself this week, autographing a jersey for Obama with the message, “See you at the White House. Go Packers.” It’s the natural next step in Woodson’s evolution as a leader. He was The Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year last season. And several teammates, including cornerbacks Tramon Williams and Sam Shields, have credited him with helping them get better. But he hadn’t been particularly vocal in his leadership until now. After rotating captains during the regular season, the Packers took a player vote to elect six captains for the play-

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Feb. 6, 5:30 p.m., Fox Pittsburgh vs. Green Bay offs. Woodson was selected, along with Aaron Rodgers, wide receiver Greg Jennings, linebacker A.J. Hawk, special teams standout Jarrett Bush and kicker Mason Crosby. The other five captains then decided that Woodson should be in charge of talking to the team. “The other captains kind of nominated me without any voting process, they kind of pushed me out there to be the guy to do it,” Woodson said. “And it was fine with me. I feel like I’ve played this game a long time, played it at a high level. I feel like the things I can say to the team are things that mean something to them, and I can give them something that maybe I’ve been through and just shed a little light on this process. So it just kind of happened that way.” Outside linebacker Frank Zombo, an undrafted rookie free agent who made the team, said Woodson commands respect in the locker room. “When he goes to speak, he’s got everybody’s attention,” Zombo said. “And you know that’s coming straight from the heart. That’s just a guy who’s been through it all, everyone has a lot of respect for. When he talks, everyone stops and listens.” Woodson isn’t just winging it up there. “You don’t want to just go up there and rant,” Woodson

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Veteran cornerback Charles Woodson has become a clubhouse leader for the Green Bay Packers on their run to Super Bowl XLV. The Packers, looking for their fourth Super Bowl championship, face the Pittsburgh Steelers next Sunday in Arlington, Texas. said. “You want to give it some thought because you’re talking to your peers, and at the same time you’re talking at a time where the games are bigger than ever.” Defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins said it’s working because Woodson’s act is not over the top. “I mean, he’s still the same person,” Jenkins said. “He’s not running through here every chance he gets trying to make a speech. He doesn’t do it way too often, but when he does do it, guys really listen to it because you know that it

has meaning to it.” All that said, Woodson remains one of the guys. Jenkins joked that Woodson’s age (34) is the thing that makes him most qualified. “Anytime you’ve got somebody that’s as old as him, he’s like the senior citizen of the team,” Jenkins said. In all seriousness, Jenkins says Woodson is doing a great job. “He’s a leader of this team,” Jenkins said. “Any time that you look at a guy who’s had as much individual success as he has, for so long, and still see

him motivated to accomplish something as a team, it just rubs off and you can’t help but look up to a guy like that.” Woodson, who beat out Peyton Manning for the 1997 Heisman Trophy, went to Super Bowl XXXVII with the Oakland Raiders following the 2002 season but lost to Tampa Bay. He said he’s driven to get a championship ring before he retires. “There’s still some more to get to,” Woodson said. “But it’s an everyday, every minute, every second thought for myself.”

Union reports injuries rose this season NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL players union said the average number of injuries rose during the 2010 season. In a report released Friday called “Dangers of the Game of Football,” the NFLPA said injuries increased from 3.2 to 3.7 per week, per team, and the share of players injured increased to 63 percent compared to a 2002-09 average of 59 percent. The report also shows that 13 percent of all injuries required players to be placed on injured reserve this season, compared to an average of 10 percent for 2002-09. The union said that indicates the injuries which are occurring are more serious than in past years. The analysis is based on data from NFL Weeks 1 through 16 from Football Outsiders, which compiles information from the publicly available weekly injury reports. The NFL also compiles such data. Its numbers also show more players on injured reserve than in recent years — 464 for the entire 2010 season, up from 388 the previous year, 416 in 2008 and 413 in 2007. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello notes, however, that the injured reserve numbers don’t always indicate the severity of injuries. “Every year almost 2,600 players go through the system (32 teams with 80 players going into training camp) and a few hundred are put on injured reserve for different reasons,” Aiello said. “That number could include everything from rookies put on IR for the season with injuries of differing severity to players with relatively minor injuries who then reach injury settlements with their teams and are released.”

Fisher, Titans part on friendly terms NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The atmosphere was so cordial at the Titans’ headquarters Friday it was hard to tell that Jeff Fisher was leaving the team. He stood behind the podium thanking everyone in the building before leaving with a wave. Tennessee’s top executives expressed their gratitude for his work over the years, then discussed how they will replace Fisher after mutually agreeing they had reached a point where “it was time to move on” after 16 full seasons. “It is just time for a change,” owner Bud Adams said Friday by telephone from his Houston office. Fisher declined to address details about the decision, but acknowledged some differences with the team. He also looked much more relaxed Friday morning than in weeks, calling it the best decision after two difficult seasons. The Titans rebounded from an 0-6 start to finish 8-8 in 2009, then wasted a 5-2 start in 2010 by losing eight of the final 10 games for a 6-10 record. “I’ve been coaching for 25 years, and it’s time. I need a break,” Fisher said. “And I think timing-wise this is a perfect opportunity to do this so the organization can move forward with their plan, and I’ll move forward with whatever happens in the future.” The team announced the split Thursday night, shocking players, assistant coaches and the rest of the NFL because Adams said three weeks ago he’d decided to keep Fisher for the final year of his contract. Adams said teams and coaches unfortunately almost always reach a point where change is the best option. “I believe both the team and Jeff will benefit in the long run from this move. Now I’m still confident about our future. I

Former Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher answers questions during a press conference Friday. think we have good players. I believe in Steve Underwood and (general manager) Mike Reinfeldt to find our next head coach.” The search to replace Fisher is already under way. Reinfeldt and Underwood, the senior executive vice president, will handle the process whose only timetable is “as long as it takes.” Underwood said reports of the coach’s settlement at $8 million were “erroneous” while declining to answer questions about the package. Among the four major U.S. sports, only Jerry Sloan with the NBA’s Utah Jazz has been with the same team longer than Fisher had been with the Titans. Andy Reid of Philadelphia now takes over as the NFL’s longest-tenured coach having finished up his 12th season with the Eagles. Fisher, promoted from defensive coordinator to interim coach in 1994, guided the team’s relocation from Houston to Tennessee and took the Titans to their lone Super Bowl appearance. He also had losing skids of at least five games in five of the last seven seasons.

He has coached more NFL games for one franchise than all but six Hall of Famers: George Halas, Tom Landry, Don Shula, Chuck Noll, Curly Lambeau and Bud Grant. He ranks third among active coaches in career wins with a record of 147-126, behind only Bill Belichick (176) and Mike Shanahan (160), and he is 20th in career coaching victories. He could coach again this season. A team executive noted that’s up to Fisher, but the coach wouldn’t speculate when asked if he might work on television for a season. “I think I need the rest. Those that coach 10 years that take a year off are three times better coaches ... in year 11. I’m going to take time,” Fisher said. Reinfeldt noted Fisher’s departure didn’t change the Titans’ decision to either trade quarterback Vince Young or release him later this offseason. The general manager also noted Fisher just finished his 17th season with this organization and called that unbelievable in a hard job that takes a toll. “He was the face of the franchise for such a long time,” Reinfeldt said. “At the same time, I think change is part of the NFL. You look other places where change has happened, change can be a wonderful thing, and we can use that change to get us to where we want to be.” Fisher will be missed in the locker room, Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Babin said in Hawaii. “I like the way he coaches and handles the players, especially being a veteran player. He doesn’t say anything to me. He knows I’m going to take care of business and do what needs to be done and there was a professional understanding there,” Babin said. “The new coach could handle things a lot differently.”

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Repo Men” — A man, Jude Law, who repossesses organs from indebted transplant patients goes on the run when he cannot make the payments on his own artificial heart./7 on HBO n SPORTS College basketball — In a Magnolia State doubleheader, Mississippi State hosts another ranked opponent as No. 25 Florida pays a visit to the Hump Jude Law and Ole Miss hosts Tennessee at the Tad Pad./1 on WJTV n PRIMETIME “Chuck” — A computer geek finds himself in receipt of the government’s most-sensitive data./7 on NBC

THIS WEEK’S LINEUP n EXPANDED LISTINGS TV TIMES — Network, cable and satellite programs appear in Sunday’s TV Times magazine and online at www.vicksburgpost. com

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Tom Selleck, actor, 66; Bettye LaVette, rhythm-and-blues singer, 65; Ann Jillian, actress, 61; Tommy Ramone, rock musician, 59; Oprah Winfrey, talk show host, 57; Irlene Mandrell, singer, 55; Nicholas Turturro, actor, 49; Edward Burns, actor-director, 43; Heather Graham, actress, 41; Sara Gilbert, actress, 36; Adam Lambert, pop-rock singer, 29. n DEATH Charlie Callas — A versatile comedian and sidekick whose zany faces and antics made him a regular for more than four decades on television, in films and on casino stages has died in Las Vegas. He was 83. A son, Mark Callas, said that Callas died Thursday in a hospice. Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy said the death was from natural causes. Callas toured with Frank Sinatra and Tom Jones, and had a screen Charlie part with Jerry Lewis in “The Big Mouth” in 1967. Callas His facial expressions and rapid-fire comedy also made Callas a favorite on the “Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson. He also worked with Mel Brooks and was the voice of Elliot in Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon.”


Jury: No wrongdoing by ‘Gladiators’ cop A Denver police officer who was a contestant on the TV show “American Gladiators” has been cleared in a civil lawsuit alleging excessive force and illegal arrest. A jury Thursday found no merit to allegations that Officer Vicki Ferrari roughed up the manager of a Grease Monkey auto services store and placed handcuffs on him so tight that he was in pain. The manager in June 2007 had asked Ferrari to move her police cruiser that was blocking traffic. Neither internal affairs nor the city’s independent police monitor were able to substantiate the manager’s claims. The manager’s lawyer showed jurors a website that promoted Ferrari’s 2008 appearance on the NBC show. It said her nickname is “pitbull” and she has “a lightning-quick temper.”

Sunday’s SAG Awards gaining star power The Screen Actors Guild Awards just got even more starstudded. Executive Producer Jeff Margolis says Amy Adams, Annette Bening, Helena Bonham Carter, Jesse Eisenberg, Colin Firth, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman, Jesse Amy Mark Ruffalo, Geoffrey Rush, Eisenberg Adams Justin Timberlake and Mark Wahlberg will introduce their nominated films at Sunday’s ceremony. They’ll join previously announced presenters Alec Baldwin, Jason Bateman, Jeff Bridges, Rosario Dawson, Josh Duhamel, Jon Hamm, Angie Helena Colin Harmon, Nicole Kidman, Eva Bonham Carter Firth Longoria, Cory Monteith, Amy Poehler, Jeremy Renner, Hilary Swank, Sofia Vergara, Betty White and Robin Wright, among others. The 17th annual SAG Awards will be presented Sunday at the Shrine Exhibition Center and broadcast live at 7 on TBS and TNT.

Sheen released from L.A. hospital Charlie Sheen is out of the hospital and back home. Publicist Stan Rosenfield said Sheen left a Los Angeles hospital Thursday night. Sheen had been taken to the hospital earlier in the day complaining of severe stomach pains. Rosenfield said the actor has a history of hernia problems. Rosenfield said Friday that Sheen will be back on the set of CBS’“Two and a Half Men” when a filming hiatus ends Tuesday.

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Firm pays $10,000 for 9-year-old’s cake A 9-year-old girl’s cake brought in a lot of dough in Florida. Cash, that is — $10,000 to be exact. A fertilizer company paid the sum for Abigail Putnam’s cake at the Polk County Youth Fair. Abigail’s father, Adam Putnam, is the state’s agriculture commissioner. He says even she knew a cake isn’t worth $10,000 and donated $9,000 of her money back to the fair. Fair officials said that the company, Mosaic, typically buys many things from the students who sell livestock and baked goods at the annual event. Mosaic spokesman Russell Schweiss said an employee had been given a lump sum to buy items at the fair. He said the company is investigating the pricey cake.


Golden-voiced for comedy, this guy’s all over TV By Jake Coyle AP entertainment writer NEW YORK — Jon Benjamin has played an alcoholic gym teacher; a lazy, housebound son; a crime-fighting conjoined twin; a hyper-hedonistic secret agent; Charles Darwin; a sugar-addicted 7-year-old; the devil; Yoda and a talking can of vegetables. Benjamin’s ubiquity is partly due to his frequent medium of choice: animation. He’s been in comedy for over 15 years, starting with the largely improvised Squigglevision-animated “Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist” in the late 1990s. Known for his mock grandiose style, Benjamin rarely alters his delivery. Instead, he’s a kind of comic Everyman, with an infinitely adaptable and reliably natural voice. Still, it isn’t that sonic gift that defines him. It’s his comic timing and talent for improvising, and his strict avoidance of anything disingenuous. Such a stance hasn’t meant a fast path to show biz success, but the 44-year-old Benjamin is nevertheless experiencing a high point. He’s currently starring in two shows, Fox’s “Bob’s Burgers” and FX’s “Archer,” the bawdy James Bond parody that begins its second season Thursday at 9 p.m. Last year, he was nominated for an Emmy for his voice work on “Archer,” and he’s currently shooting “Jon Benjamin Has a Van,” a live-action, 10-episode Comedy Central sketch show that will, for many, reveal the man behind the voice. “It will be a huge disappointment,” Benjamin, who is professionally credited as H. Jon Benjamin, said of the impending introduction. It’s typical self-deprecation for Benjamin, who grew up in Worcester, Mass., and briefly explored graduate school in Holocaust studies. But he wanted a lighter pursuit and moved to Boston, where he lived with an old school friend, Sam Seder, now a comedian and political radio host. In school, the two watched David Letterman and had a radio show, only Benjamin wouldn’t talk. In Boston, Benjamin made his entry into comedy by appearing with Seder as a standup duo. Benjamin, still silent, would sit behind him reading magazines. Seder recalls the time as “a lot of drinking and not doing the

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H. Jon Benjamin works in the studio.

On TV “Archer” is on FX at 9 p.m. Thursdays. “Bob’s Burgers” is on Fox at 7:30 p.m. Sundays.

Linda Belcher, voiced by John Roberts, and Bob Belcher, voiced by H. Jon Benjamin, in “Bob’s Burgers”

Sterling Archer, voiced by H. Jon Benjamin, in the FX animated series “Archer” dishes.” The two were in David Cross’ Boston comedy troupe, Cross Comedy, and have since remained close friends.

“He has probably walked away from and sabotaged as many opportunities as anyone without a drug problem,” Seder

said of Benjamin. “He’s very specific about what he wants to do.” “Dr. Katz” was one of the few Boston-based shows at the time, and Benjamin auditioned for the role of Jonathan Katz’s father — going up against Katz’s actual father. Instead, a son character was created for him, and his improvised interplay with the more polished Katz (animation was added after the audio was recorded) became the show’s most beloved aspect. The two interacted more like a married couple, with Ben (Benjamin), in one episode cajoling Katz for a nonexistent drinking problem by calling him “Drinky the Drunk Guy.” The six seasons of the show — which often left the laughing between the performers in the final cut — have risen to cult status. Katz said Benjamin makes him laugh harder than just about anyone, and recalls one night when “a dangerous combination of miso soup and laughter” actually drove Katz to unconsciousness. “Whatever direction you’re headed in a scene, he will take it in a completely different direction,” said Katz.

Ebert taps high-powered stand-ins for his show CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Ebert has enlisted some highpowered stand-ins to do voiceovers for his new TV show while finishing touches are made to his customized electronic voice. Famed director Werner Herzog’s German-accented voice read the script for a review of the film “My Dog Tulip” while Ebert typed during the show’s debut Jan. 21 episode. On Friday, it was famed newsman Bill Kurtis’ voice filling

in. Ebert said in an e-mail to the Associated Press that he doesn’t know yet who will be future Roger voice-over Ebert guests. CereProc, a Scottish firm, is creating a digitized version of Ebert’s voice using vast recordings from his past TV

shows. Ebert is also using a chin prosthesis for the new show, “Ebert Presents at the Movies.” It features co-hosts Christy Lemire of The Associated Press and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky of Ebert does his own reviews in a separate segment. Ebert says there’s no chance he’ll undergo another attempt to rebuild his jaw, damaged in cancer treatment and surgery. “Never! I’m beyond recon-

struction and that’s that,” the 68-year-old critic wrote. He has cancer checks every six months or so, and said his health is “excellent.” “I seem to be cancer free,” he wrote. While some have called Ebert a brave inspiration, he said bravery and courage “have little to do with it.” “You play the cards you’re dealt,” Ebert wrote. “What’s your choice? I have no pain, I enjoy life, and why should I complain?”

‘CHiPs’ star gets probation for securities fraud FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — An actor who starred as one of two California highway officers in the 1970s TV series “CHiPs” was sentenced Friday to serve three years probation for conspiring to commit securities fraud. U.S. District Judge James I. Cohn imposed the sentence on Larry Wilcox, 63, who had faced a maximum prison term of five years. Wilcox also must perform 500 hours of community service and pay a fine of $100. “I think we got an individual who is truly remorseful,” Cohn said. “He should not be punished because of his celebrity status.” Wilcox played Officer Jonathan “Jon” Baker on the show, opposite Erik Estrada as Officer Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello. Wilcox left the show a

year before it ended its NBC run from 1977-83. He wiped away tears as he addressed the court before Larry sentencing. Wilcox “I spent 63 years putting my signature on my life,” Wilcox said after clearing his throat to speak to the court. “I betrayed my core values with what I did. I am deeply sorry,” he said. Wilcox, of West Hills, Calif., declined to comment after sentencing. He was surrounded by almost a dozen friends and family who flew in from California to support him. His attorney, William Richey, said the sentence was “abso-

lutely appropriate” because of his client’s lifetime of service. “The offense for which he pleaded guilty exists as an aberration in what has otherwise been an exemplary life,” Richey wrote in court papers, asking the court to consider that Wilcox was depressed and “could barely put food on the table for his family” at the time. Wilcox was involved in one of several kickback operations run by more than a dozen small-company stock promoters, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Federal regulators said the promoters were caught in an FBI undercover sting operation in South Florida offering to pay kickbacks to pensionfund managers or stockbrokers for using clients’ funds to buy penny stocks.

Wilcox cooperated with federal authorities, providing information to help identity the roles of two others involved in the scheme, according to federal prosecutors.

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Casual modern dress inspires wish for old-fashioned style Dear Abby: American society has become ultra-casual in dress and manners. When I look at old photographs, men and women used to dress better and seemed to take more pride in their appearance. Now they wear pajamas to shop, torn jeans to work and clothes that are too small for large bodies. I feel we are a nation of slobs. Are we doomed to be this way in the future? I work in an office of slobs and everyone knows I dislike the “casual atmosphere,” so please don’t print my name. — Dressed for Success in Albuquerque Dear Dressed for Success: You are correct. People did dress differently in the 1950s, which took time, effort and money. Things started changing in the ’60s — when the next



generation became the demographic that was being marketed to. After that, younger people began adopting the “grunge chic” they were seeing in music videos. Are we doomed to be this way forever? I think so, unless there’s a reactionary fashion revolution. Frankly, I don’t see it happening anytime soon. But before labeling your co-workers as slobs, please remember that they were hired looking the way they do,


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: The next year should be an exciting one where romance and close relationships are concerned. Single Aquarians are likely to find a special someone, while love will grow stronger for those already attached. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — There are plenty of bargains out there this time of year, so there shouldn’t be any need to go to a friend whom you think should give you a deal. Don’t put him/ her on that spot. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Your charm and good looks won’t help you achieve your objectives — only hard work can do that. You’ll get your reward only if you’re industrious and consistent. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Be silent about sensitive information when in the presence of a certain individual who likes to blow stories out of proportion and turn them into juicy tales. You’ll get blamed for the distortions. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Take some time to review your expenditures for nonessential items if you want to get a handle on your budget. You should be able to find ways to save far more than you have so far. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Unless you take positive action, you’ll never get around to doing the many things that you enjoy talking about. Conversation has its place, but now is the time for effort. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Don’t gloss over even the smallest of mistakes when it comes to your work or another important matter. What you think of as being insignificant could be the proverbial backbreaking straw. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — It’s important to pay attention to your spending habits if you desire to be prudent in the management of your resources. It doesn’t matter if you’re working with your money or someone else’s. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — All critical matters and issues must be carefully evaluated, or mistakes are likely. However, once you make an assessment, you must be willing to correct any errors you find. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Keep your mind focused on the task at hand, especially if it is something you do routinely. If you allow your head to wander off, you could easily make a costly, needless mistake. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — You certainly don’t want to be labeled a penny-pincher, but by the same token, you shouldn’t grab for the tab just to look like money comes easy to you. Let each pay his/her fair share. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — You certainly know what you want, and you enjoy a lot of things. It might be one of those times when you want to do everything, which is impossible. Prioritize! Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Even if you are just stalling for time, do not make any promises that you would have trouble keeping. Associates will hold you to your word.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I am now 21 and have had this problem for eight years. When I was 13 years old, I would occasionally go into my room and fantasize about being a singer or being popular. About the time I was a junior in high school, my fantasizing became consistent. I would fantasize all day long while I was in class, and even while I was at home doing homework. I fantasized so much that I slightly lost touch with the real world. I became withdrawn and walked around as if in a daze. All through college, my instructors noticed that my mind always seemed to be on something else. Well, now that I have graduated from college, I’m still fantasizing. But I have decided that I can’t and don’t want to go on living in a fantasy world. The problem is that I have fantasized so much that my mind has become accustomed to it. I am sometimes successful at being realistic, but other times my mind automatically goes back to its habitual state of fantasy. I often wonder when I’ll get my old self back. Dr. Wallace, do you have an idea how I can stop living in this fantasy world? I have had many unsuccessful attempts at solving the problem myself. — Amanda, Baltimore. Amanda: Since you are a college graduate, you obviously haven’t spent all your time in a dream world. “Slightly losing touch” with the real world is better, by a long shot, than losing touch completely. The most important factor in avoiding a fantasy orientation is to stay physically and mentally active. Give people eye contact and make sure you hold up your end of conversations. When you’re around people, make the effort not to withdraw from them. It’s also true that you’re naturally introspective. This is not a bad thing in and of itself. When you’re alone, rather than simply fantasizing, keep a journal. Record your thoughts, set goals and look for insights into yourself. You might also need outside assistance with this matter. I suggest having a chat with a professional counselor. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

and if your employer didn’t approve of their appearance, there would be a dress code that is strictly enforced. Dear Abby: Tonight I came home to find three messages on my phone. One was from a doctor’s office; the other two were business calls. Each one asked me to call back. The callers spoke plainly — until they came to the phone number, which they rattled off so fast I had to replay the messages several times just to be able to write the numbers down. What’s the matter with people? This happens all the time at work and at home. Callers, PLEASE slow down and speak clearly — as if you are picturing someone actually writing down your number. Abby, am I getting old, or what? — Say What?

Orange, Calif. Dear Say What?: What you’re experiencing usually happens when the caller is in a hurry or calling a list of people they’re trying to get through. In a social context, it is inconsiderate. In a business context, it is unprofessional. People in the financial field are trained to repeat their phone numbers slowly, clearly and TWICE to prevent the problem you have described. And readers, if you are guilty of this, please slow down and take note. Dear Abby: I have four adult children. I was diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago, but it was detected early and my prognosis is excellent. They keep making comments about their “inheritance.” An example: “Take

Meds might be cause of excessive urination Dear Dr. Gott: I urinate four to five times a night and almost every hour or more during the day. I have seen urologists and have been tested, with negative results. My body and prostate are OK. I have high blood pressure, which is under control with Norvasc. I have tried all kinds of prescription medicine: Sanctura, Toviaz, Uroxatral, Elmiron, Hyomax, imipramine, amitriptyline. I am currently taking DDAVP. Nothing has worked. I had various bladder and kidney tests. What do you suggest? I have to be careful when I travel, and I love to travel. Thank you. Dear Reader: You have undergone what appears to be extensive testing and trial of several medications. I don’t know that there is much left to recommend that you haven’t already done. However, I believe I may have found the culprit — Norvasc. Between 0.1 percent and 1 percent of users may experience increased thirst, nocturia (nighttime urgency), micturition disorders (voiding abnormalities) or micturition frequency (urinating more frequently than normal but passing 2,500 milliliters or less of urine per day). Less than 0.1 percent of users may experience dysuria (painful or difficult urination) or polyuria, passing excessive (2,500 milliliters or more per day) quantities of urine. Speak with the physician who prescribed the medication, and request a trial of another medication in a different class to control your blood pressure. Speak with your physician and, in the meantime, limit your fluid consumption, especially before bed, to reduce the amount of urine your body is producing. Be sure to avoid dehydration, however. Dear Dr. Gott: The only answer to my question that I find in written materials or on Internet sites is always the same: eight glasses of water per day. That across-the-board answer doesn’t seem to take weight into account. A friend of mine weighs 280 pounds, and I weigh 140. Having twice the flesh that I do, shouldn’t he be consuming, on average, about twice the water that I should? Is there some general equation for average daily water consumption that is weight-dependent? Dear Reader: People are too hung up on drinking a specific amount of water each day. The rule used to be eight 8-ounce glasses every day. Now there is some debate about that. My recommendation is typically to drink as much or as little as your thirst dictates; however, that is not specific enough for some people who want, it seems, a blueprint for healthy living down to the number of glasses of water to drink or the number of times a day they need to defecate. It’s just plain silly. Everyone is different, so what each person requires to be healthy is different. What is normal for me



is not normal for you. With that in mind, and to the best of my knowledge, there is no weight-to-water equation. Drink if you’re thirsty; don’t if you’re not. If that isn’t good enough, try drinking enough water so that, when you urinate, it is a pale yellow color. This will ensure that you are taking in enough water to aid the kidneys in flushing toxins and waste from the body and maintaining a normal electrolyte balance.

• Write to Dr. Peter Gott in care of United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY 10016.

care of that painting — it’s my inheritance.” Dealing with the cancer is stressful, but their comments make me feel terrible. What can I say to shut them up? — Not Going Anywhere Yet Dear Not Going Anywhere Yet: Allow me to offer a few suggestions: 1. “Stop hanging crepe because I’m not dying”;

2. “Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched”; and 3. “I will, because I’ve decided to donate it to a museum.”

• Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.Dear or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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05. Notices Center For Pregnancy Choices Free Pregnancy Tests (non-medical facility)

¡ Education on All Options ¡ Confidential Counseling Call 601-638-2778 for appt ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment.

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06. Lost & Found LOST! 1951 UNIVERSITY OF Mississippi class ring. Gold with red stone and initials MJC inside. Reward! 601638-4784.

LOST! 3 MALE DOGS. Missing from the Redwood area, 1 fluffy black/ white Chow mix, 1 black Labrador mix, 1 white Labrador mix. 601631-1115.

LOST! BROWN AND WHITE Fox Terrier. 2 years old, bob tail, answers to Bob, missing from the Baldwin Ferry area, child's pet, missing since September 15th. 601-738-8199. LOST! CAT MISSING SINCE January 17th from Columbus Road, Hwy 80. 10 month old female orange Tabby recently spayed. Reward offered. 601-415-3656

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Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860 Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.)

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Runaway Are you 12 to 17? Alone? Scared? Call 601-634-0640 anytime or 1-800-793-8266 We can help! One child, one day at a time.

06. Lost & Found FOUND! DIGITAL CAMERA IN case. Found on Grand Gulf Road Call to identify, 601415-7888. LOST! 10 MONTH old blond/ white Pomeranian missing since January 21. Last seen in the Ford Subdivision/ Watersville area. Wearing a green collar with I.D tags. Reward offered. Please call 601-634-5156.


LOST! Children's pet mistakenly taken to and adopted from animal shelter after December 21st, yellow Labrador, 3 years old, answers to Belvadere. Will reimburse adoption fee and expenses incurred. 601-415-3840. LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg

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FULL BEDROOM SET $550, Queen Bedroom set $575, Dryer $285, Dinette set $175, $25'' TV $195. 601-218-4245

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17. Wanted To Buy EXPERIENCED BODY REPAIRMAN needed. 5 day work week, Insurance and vacation provided. Contact Bob Anderton at 601-638-1252. EXPERIENCED TREE CLIMBERS and Jarraff operators. West Tree Service needs full time experienced tree climbers and Jarraff operators. Top pay, plus benefits. All applicants must have a clean MVR and pass a drug screen. Great opportunity for qualified candidates. Call 318-355-6672 for more details.


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14. Pets & Livestock AKC/ CKC REGISTERED Yorkies, Yorkie-Poos, Maltese, Malti-Poos. $400 and up! 601-218-5533,


AMERICAN BLUE PIT BULL Terriers. 1 male, 5 females. The most top bred Blues in MS, stud male is off Big Boi Kennels. $500 (HOT!!). 601-994-4337.

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STORE MANAGEMENT We offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package including 401K and a 20% storewide discount. We will be accepting resumes at our Mandeville Stage location.

Stage Attn: Sonia Hassler 1882 N Causeway Blvd. Mandeville, LA 70471 Or Email Sonia Hassler at

WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

LOST DOG Male Boxer, very friendly, responds to his name, Sargent. Wears a spike collar please call: 601-4156341 or 601-416-6342 CASH REWARD IF FOUND

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6 PIECE QUEEN size bedroom suite with mattresses. Paid $1950, asking $800. 601-831-2241,


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NEEDED!!! ACCOUNTS MANAGER Must be computer literate Medicaid/Medicare billing experience required. Must be able to multi-task, work with deadlines, have good people skills Mail resume to: P.O. Box 820485 Vicksburg, MS 39182

Adams County Correctional Center is looking to fill the following positions! We offer competitive wages, career advancement and a comprehensive benefit package.

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Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, Closed Saturday & Sunday. Post Plaza, 1601-F North Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 • P. O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182.

Classified Information Line Ad Deadlines Ads to appear Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 18. Miscellaneous For Sale OAK FIREWOOD FOR SALE. DELIVERY AVAILABLE. 601-630-7085. OAK FIREWOOD. PICK up or delivery. 601-631-4002. PUB TABLE WITH 4 chairs, matching sofa table, computer cabinet, Dell computer, copier, printer, oversize micro fiber love seat with twin bed. 601-618-1422. SEASON RED OAK FIREWOOD. long bed truck, stacked, good load. $70. 601-415-9760. USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252. USING YOUR TAX refund to buy new furniture/ computer/ electronics? Make room by selling your items with a classified ad! Call 601-636-7355.

19. Garage & Yard Sales 108 TRAILWOOD DRIVE, Saturday 6am- 12 noon. EVERYTHING MUST GO! Electronics, Crystal, miscellaneous, lots of new items. 125 ROSELAND DRIVE, off Halls Ferry. Saturday 7am- until. Clothing; all sizes, DVD's, sports memorabilia, appliances, whatnots and books. BOWLING ALLEY ON Clay Street, all day Saturday! Estate Sale- Part One! Old trunks, dishes, shoes, clothes, some of everything! ESTATE SALE, 103 Churchill Drive- inside! Saturday, 8am-2pm, furniture, kitchen items, too much to list! Everything in house must go! FINDER'S KEEPER'S at 815 Veto Street (across from Police Department) open 10- 5 Friday and 10- 4 Saturday clothes, shoes, books, miscellaneous. GARAGE SALE OVER? River City Rescue Mission will pickup donated left over items. 601-636-6602. HUGE GARAGE SALE! Appliances, Furniture, Landscape equipment, hunting supplies, four wheeler, golf cart, lots and lots of miscellaneous. Old Hwy 27 passed Watkins Nursery. Saturday and Sunday 8amuntil. 601-415-2224 HUGE SALE! SO YESTERDAY 4715 Hwy 61 South. Valentine's Day Gifts, Furniture, Home décor, Glassware, Toys, Baby Furniture, Fishing Items, ATVs, Boats, Tools, Lawn Equipment Monday- Friday 11am- 6pm. Saturday 9am- 4pm.

Deadline 2 p.m., Friday 5 p.m., Friday 5 p.m., Monday 5 p.m., Tuesday 5 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m., Thursday 11 a.m., Thursday

Classified Display Deadlines Ads to appear Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Deadline 5 p.m., Thursday 3 p.m., Friday 3 p.m., Monday 3 p.m., Tuesday 3 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m., Thursday 11 a.m., Thursday

YARD SALE. Saturday 7am- 3:30pm. Wood daybed with mattress, outdoor table and chairs, 2 dressers, large fire pit, 27” TV and lots more. 1541 And 1539 Glass Road off 61 South.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery, call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

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81 VICKSBURG COIN show sponsored by Vicksburg Coin Show. February 5 and 6, 2011. Battlefield Inn. Information 601-638-1195. 36 Tables – SOLD OUT!

Classified Line Ads: Starting at 1-4 Lines, 1 Day for $8.28 Classified line ads are charged according to the number of lines. For complete pricing information contact a Classified Sales Representative today at 601-636-SELL. Ads cancelled before expiration date ordered are charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, 4 line minimum charge. $8.28 minimum charge.

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30. Houses For Rent

AFFORDABLE PAINTING. Interior or exterior. Quality work, references. 601-2180263.

DUPLEX 2 bedroom $900 monthly. 3 bedroom $1,150 monthly. Furnished includes water, electric. Deposit required. 601-218-5348.

1 BEDROOM, 1 bath. $525 monthly. Great location. 601-400-0845, 601-415-0067.

1-2 BEDROOM apartments for lease. Central HVAC, off-street parking, no smoking, references/ deposit required. Starting at $475/mo. Private. 601-638-9876.

DOWNTOWN, BRICK, MARIE Apartments. Total electric, central air/ heat, stove, refrigerator. $520, water furnished. 601-636-7107,

207 SMOKEY LANE 2 bedroom, 1 bath, $500 monthly, deposit/ references required, 662-719-8901.

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce

FREE ESTIMATES TREY GORDON ROOFING & RESTORATION •Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured 601-618-0367 • 601-456-4133 DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

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2 PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACES . Great location. Utilities and janitorial included. $550/ $900 month. 601-638-4050.

27. Rooms For Rent ROOM FOR RENT. Special rate for out of towners. Cable TV, washer/ dryer community kitchen. 601429-5031.

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BEST DEAL IN Downtown Vicksburg 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Call for more information. 601-638-1746.

CANNON GATE APARTMENTS. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, fireplace, washer/ dryer connections, AVAILABLE NOW. 601-634-8422.

1 BEDROOM- $425, 2 bedrooms- $425, both all electric, water, stove, refrigerator furnished, $200 deposit. 601-634-8290.

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EAGLE LAKE. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, furnished, largest pier on lake. Beautiful view .$1,100 monthly, DirectTV included. 601-218-5348.

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LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

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29. Unfurnished Apartments Utilities Paid • No Utility Deposit Required

Downtown Convenience • to Fine Restaurants, Shops, Churches, Banks & Casinos Classic Elegance Secure High-Rise Building • in Modern Surroundings Off Street Parking • New Year 601-630-2921 9 1/2 Foot Ceilings • • 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bath Move-In Beautiful River Views • 2 Bedrooms/ 2 Bath Special! Senior Discounts • Studios & Efficiencies

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MAGNOLIA MANOR APARTMENTS Elderly & Disabled 3515 Manor Drive Vicksburg, Ms. 601-636-3625 Equal Housing Opportunity

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14 hit the stage tonight to compete for crowns By Manivanh Chanprasith

Singer Chris Brown

For Brown, focus is back on his music By Mesfin Fekadu The Associated Press NEW YORK — Two years ago, the Grammy Awards appeared to mark the end of Chris Brown’s career. This year, it is serving as a new beginning. Life for the multiplatinum sensation dramatically changed on the eve of music’s biggest night in 2009, when he assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna and both were forced to bow out of the ceremony. In the months that followed, he saw his reputation tarnished, he had to plead guilty to a felony, and his comeback CD, “Graffiti,” was a commercial disappointment. But with the success of his brush-off anthem “Deuces,” three nominations at this year’s Grammys (including best contemporary R&B album), an upcoming CD and an Australian tour in April, the focus on Chris Brown has returned to his music, without adding the Rihanna-prefix. “We feel good now that everybody’s talking about his music, which is exactly what Chris’ intention is,” said Tom Carrabba, the executive vice president and general manager of Jive Label Group, Brown’s home label since he released his first album at age 16. (Brown’s representative said the singer would not be interviewed for this story and, as of now, would not be attending the awards). Carrabba said Brown has a newfound confidence, which he believes is the reason for the singer’s current success. “I think when he was a little bit younger he was still trying to find his way a little bit and fine-tune his craft, but I think over the last two years he’s absolutely developed a confidence and is very secure in his decisionmaking process,” Carrabba said. Brown, now 21, is serving five years of probation after pleading guilty to felony assault for the attack on Rihanna in the early morning hours before the 2009 Grammys. The Virginia native was commended in November for completing more than one-third of the required 180 days of community service and for almost finSee Brown, Page D3.

Fourteen young women will compete for pageant titles tonight they hope will make them competitors in statewide contests this summer. Miss Vicksburg, Miss Riverbend, Miss Vicksburg’s Outstanding Teen and Miss Riverbend’s Outstanding Teen will be chosen in contests beginning at 7 at Vicksburg High School auditorium. “I’m real excited,” director Amanda Harris said Friday afternoon. “I think it’s going to be a great show.” Late Friday, the Miss Vicksburg pageant was one contestant shy of the required four, but registration will continue until 1 this afternoon, and organizers were confident it would go on. However, if the fourth doesn’t sign up, the three contestants will compete in the Miss Riverbend contest, and no Miss Vicksburg will compete in the statewide pageant at the Vicksburg Convention Center in late June. Harris said getting contestants is a talent search. “A lot of the girls say they don’t have a talent,” she said. Along with advancing to the state competition, winners in the Miss Riverbend and Vicksburg pageants will receive $250 scholarships and prizes. Outstanding teen winners will each

Bailey Anderton

Ashley Lane Beneke

Jennifer Catherine Cain

Hannah Elizabeth Hathorn

Ashley King

Katie Kulhavy

Elyssa Lassiter

Jessica Lynn McCool

McKenzie Pollock

Katie Ruth Robertson

Alexis Stevenson

Chassidy Sumler

Layla Taylor

Marneicha Wilson

If you go The pageants begin at 7 tonight at Vicksburg High School auditorium. Use receive a $100 scholarship and prizes and will compete in the Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen contest, June 2-4 at the Vicksburg Auditorium. First runner-ups will receive a trophy. “We’ve gotten a lot of donations

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the Drummond Street entrance. Tickets are $7 per person, $5 with a student ID and free for ages 6 and younger.

from the community,” Harris said. “We have 30 sponsors. We have over $2,000 in cash donations.” All girls will compete in talent, onstage interview and evening wear. Teen contestants will compete in fitness wear, and miss contestants in

swim wear. The pageants will be emceed by Evelyn Parker of River 101 and the 2010 Miss New South’s Outstanding Teen Kami May. The current Miss Vicksburg, De’Lisha Wiggins, and Miss Vicksburg’s Outstanding Teen, Piper Booth, will provide entertainment. The teen contests are for ages 13 to 17, excluding high school seniors. The See Pageant, Page D3.

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Front Porch members, from left, are Sarah Latza, Leah Martin, Krista Bower, Erin Scheiwe Rockwell and Kathryn Emily Mansfield.

Group’s destination is SCHC next weekend By Terri Cowart Frazier Imagine sitting on the front porch, having a conversation. The experience is about more than the location — it’s a destination. That’s what the composer and producers of “Thislocation” are hoping the audience will feel during a dinner theater presentation next Saturday night at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. The music was written by Jamie Weems, a Meridian native who now resides in Jackson. “Each piece of Weems’

If you go “Thislocation” will be performed at 7 Feb. 5, next Saturday night, at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. Tickets for SCHC members are $30 and for nonmembers, $35. Private/ corporate tables for eight are $250. Tickets are available at the SCHC or at Paper Plus on Washington Street, or by calling 601-631-2997. Front Porch Dance’s website is

arrangement was inspired by places he has traveled,” said Krista Bower, a co-founder of Front Porch Dance, a traveling dance troupe, who refers to the all-woman group as a contemporary dance collective.

Bowers teaches dance at Belhaven College and directs the Yazoo City School of Dance. Some of the other members of the group also teach at Belhaven or have Belhaven ties. When they perform “This-

location” the dancers will use their formal training in classical ballet combined with modern technique. The desire is to connect with the audience through choreography — “like a conversation on a front porch,” the group’s biography reads. The jazz-inspired sound will come from The Strange Pilgrim Band, a five-member group of which Weems is a member. The group uses a bass guitar, drums, saxophone and mandolin to help “guide the audience on a journey of travel through sound and movement.” “Each piece of music and

dance has been inspired by unforseen moments that trap the essence of a certain space in one’s memory,” said information about the group provided by Bower. “The audience will find themselves in an unexpected place that magically seems to be right where they were going. Tickets are $30 for SCHC members, $35 for nonmembers and $250 for a table of eight. The fee includes a meal by Palmertree Catering. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are available at the SCHC and at Paper Plus on Washington Street or by calling the SCHC at 601-631-2997.

A more sociable Salinger

Letters reveal human side of elusive author By The Associated Press

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J.D. Salinger, right, and friend Donald Hartog in a 1989 photo in London

LONDON — He had a reputation as a literary recluse, but a trove of previously unseen letters written by J.D. Salinger to a British friend reveals a sociable man who took bus trips to Niagara Falls, ate fast-food hamburgers, enjoyed watching tennis and claimed always to be writing new work. The 50 letters and four postcards have been donated to a British university, which made them public Thurs-

day on the first anniversary of the author’s death at the age of 91. They show that the enigmatic writer of “The Catcher in the Rye” was an affectionate friend who enjoyed gardening, trips to the theater and church suppers — and thought one restaurant chain’s burgers were better than the rest. Chris Bigsby, professor of American studies at the letters’ new home, the University of East Anglia, said they challenge Salinger’s image as a near-hermit holed up in his

New England home. “These letters show a completely different man,” Bigbsy said. “This is a man who goes on (bus) parties to Nantucket or Niagara or the Grand Canyon and enjoys chatting with people along the way. “He goes to art galleries and theater and travels to London to see (Alan) Ayckbourn and (Anton) Chekhov plays. He was out and about.” The letters were written to See Salinger, Page D3.


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ishing his domestic violence counseling. Over the past year, Brown has released a flurry of music. After “Graffiti,” released in December 2009, failed to create a buzz for the singer like his past albums, Brown put out various mixtapes. One of those, “Fan of a Fan,” a collaboration with rapper Tyga, featured “Deuces,” a midtempo tune that hit No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart for nine weeks; the platinumselling single peaked at No. 14 on the Hot 100 chart. The music video for the song was No. 1 on BET’s Top 100 videos of 2010. Brown, who has acted in movies such as the popular “Stomp the Yard,” also hit No. 1 at the box office last year as part of the ensemble cast in the heist film “Takers,” which also starred rapper T.I. and Idris Elba. “Deuces” is up for best rap/ sung collaboration at the upcoming Grammys, where it will compete with JayZ’s “Empire State of Mind,” Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” and B.o.B’s “Nothin’ on You,” songs that are all up for the coveted record of the year award and had been No. 1 pop hits in 2010. Carrabba said the Grammy nominations are “another step in the right direction for Chris Brown.” ‘’Graffiti,” Brown’s third album which has only sold 336,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, is one Carrabba says will be more appreciated. “We always thought one day when Chris is where he belongs, people will go back to that record and say, ‘You know what, this is a record that was overlooked,’” Carra-

bba said. “We’ll see in time, but right now that’s behind us and we’re kind of looking forward.” Other tracks have also helped keep the focus on Brown’s music. The Eurodance tune, “Yeah 3x,” is a Top 15 pop hit, while the bedroom groove “No Bull” is also a hit on the R&B charts. A new album, “F.A.M.E. (Forgiving All My Enemies),” is due out this spring. Jive hopes his new CD will put Brown back on the path to phenomenal success that he blazed when he made his debut as a teen. His 2005 self-titled debut was a double-platinum success and featured three Top 10 pop hits, including the No. 1 smash “Run It!” He racked in even bigger hits with the release of his sophomore album, 2007’s double-platinum “Exclusive,” including the No. 1 song “Kiss Kiss” and the hits “With You” and “Forever.” He was named Billboard’s top artist for 2008 among other accolades. “Some people might have forgot, but then once you see him perform, you understand” his gift, Carrab-ba said. One show that brought his talents to the forefront was Brown’s emotional Michael Jackson tribute at last year’s BET Awards. Mirroring Jackson’s signature dance moves while performing “Billie Jean,” he then started to sing “Man in the Mirror.” But he broke down in tears, fell to the stage, and couldn’t finish. Stephen Hill, BET’s president of programming, music and specials and the awards’ producer, says the ceremony was “the turning point” of his rising return.

miss pageants are for ages 17 to 24. The Vicksburg pageants are for Warren, Claiborne and Sharkey county residents, and the Riverbend pageants are open. Miss Vicksburg competitors are: • Bailey Anderton, 19, a student at Mississippi College. Her platform is brain research. She is the daughter of Gary and Cherie Anderton of Vicksburg. She will sing. • Katie Kulhavy, 18, a student at the University of Southern Mississippi. Her platform is juvenile diabetes research. She is the daughter of Raymond Kulhavy and Helen Adcock of Vicksburg. She will perform a lyrical dance. • Elyssa Lassiter, 21, a student at Mississippi College. Her platform is Let’s B.O.O.G.I.E. (Banish Our


Obesity Growth through Initiating Exercise). She is the daughter of Dr. Ethel M. Lassiter of Vicksburg, and she will play the flute. The four Miss Riverbend contestants are: • Jennifer Catherine Cain, 20, a student at the University of Mississippi. Her platform is Moving Through Arthritis. She is the daughter of Avonna Cain of Biloxi, and she will perform ballet en pointe. • Hannah Elizabeth Hathorn, 18, a student at Mississippi State University. Her platform is child mentoring. She is the daughter of Dale and Jean Hathorn of Nettleton, and she will sing. • Katie Ruth Robertson, 19, a student at Mississippi State University. Her platform is Catch-A-Dream. She is the daughter of Gene Robertson and Cyndie Robertson of Madison. She will dance. • Chassidy Sumler, 17, a student at Madison Central High School. Her platform is

Preventing Childhood Obesity. She is the daughter of Perry Sumler and Sharon Sumler of Flora, and she will sing. The four Miss Vicksburg Outstanding Teen contestants are: • Jessica Lynn McCool, 16, a student at Vicksburg High School. She is the daughter of Ronnie and Lynda McCool of Vicksburg. She will play the trumpet. • McKenzie Pollack, 17, a student at Warren Central High School. Her platform is Fine Arts in Education. She is the daughter of Philip and Cheryl Pollock of Vicksburg, and she will sing. • Alexis Stevenson, 15, a student at Vicksburg High School. Her platform is Youth Enlightenment/No Child Left Behind. She is the daughter of Derrell Green and Pamela Williams. She will perform a jazz dance. • Marneicha Wilson, 15, a student at Warren Central High School. Her plat-

form is Dance for Help. She is the daughter of Marnique Wilson of Vicksburg, and she will dance. The three Miss Riverbend Outstanding Teen contestants are: • Ashley Lane Beneke, 16, a student at Jackson Preparatory School. Her platform is childhood obesity. She is the daughter of Richard and Jill Beneke of Jackson, and she will play piano. • Ashley King, 16, a student at Grenada High School. Her platform is Teen Dating Violence Awareness. She is the daughter of Don and Cami King of Grenada. She will perform a contemporary dance. • Layla Taylor, 15, a student at Nettleton High School. Her platform is the March of Dimes. She is the daughter of John and Angela Cohea of Nettleton, and she will sing.

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Salinger Continued from Page D1. Donald Hartog, a Londoner who met Salinger in 1938 when both were teenagers in Vienna, sent by their families to learn German. They corresponded after returning home — Salinger to try his hand as a writer, Hartog eventually going into the food import-export business. The pair wrote to one another during World War II — in which Salinger fought as a soldier in the U.S. Army — but after a few years the friendship lapsed. Hartog’s daughter Frances said her father burned those early letters while clearing out the house prior to a move. “When we were kids it was sort of a joke — ‘My dad knew Salinger and burnt the letters,”’ she said. “He was de-cluttering. He said, ‘I looked at them and just thought, this guy’s not going anywhere.”’ Hartog’s literary judgment was wrong. Salinger became a celebrity when “Catcher in the Rye” was published in 1951. The story of the angry but articulate 16-year-old Holden Caulfield has sold more than 35 million copies and remains a classic portrait of youthful rebellion. The novel’s success drove the attention-shy Salinger even further from the limelight. For several decades he lived quietly in tiny Cornish, N.H., whose inhabitants took pride in protecting his privacy and seeing off interlopers. His last book, “Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour,” came out in 1963. His last published work, the short story “Hapworth 16, 1924,” appeared in The New Yorker in 1965. Hartog reached his old friend after the publication of an unauthorized biography of Salinger in the 1980s. They began writing to one another regularly, and in 1989 Salinger traveled to Britain for Hartog’s 70th birthday. Salinger met Hartog’s three children. “I remember being not very keen on meeting him because I liked his writing and I was afraid it might spoil it,” said Frances Hartog.

But Salinger “was very relaxed, very genial and genuinely interested in my father and in us,” she said. Frances Hartog found the letters in a drawer after her father died in 2007. The family donated them to the University of East Anglia in Norwich, eastern England, which has well-regarded American studies and creative writing departments. The university says it will make them available to researchers and members of the public on request. After Salinger’s death, neighbors recalled him as an amiable and unassuming fixture in town, different from the recluse he appeared in memoirs by his daughter and a former lover, Joyce Maynard. The letters to Hartog — addressed to “Don” and signed “Jerry” — help flesh out that picture. They are not the only surviving letters by Salinger, but they cover a period late in his life when he was at his most elusive. Frances Hartog said she can see Salinger’s literary style — “casual, conversational but very direct” — in the letters. But their fascination lies in their small, everyday details. The eminent author enjoyed listening to the Three Tenors — Jose Carreras was his favorite. He liked watching tennis and admired John McEnroe — as well as Tim Henman, the perennially underperforming British player. And he thought Burger King was best. The letters do little to solve one Salinger mystery — did he leave behind a hoard of unpublished work? Bigsby said the letters are full of references to writing, but short on detail. “It’s clear from the letters that Salinger was writing all the time,” Bigby said. “He says how he’s been working all these years and it’s such a relief not to have to worry about publication because publication is a distraction. “If he was telling his friend the truth, there should be an awful lot of material. But he doesn’t say what it is.”

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Magnolia Lawn & Tractor, Inc.

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Collins Eye Clinic and Optical Boutique

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Charles & Betty Pendleton 4326 Highway 61 South 601-631-8000

Heard Electric Company, Inc. In Business Since 1952 Commercial • Industrial 601-636-4711

Caruthers HVACR, LLC

S&S Automotive & Transmission 3660 Hwy. 61 South 601-661-0039


Robert Greer, Administrator, and Staff 3103 Wisconsin Avenue 601-638-1514

Bob Bell Insurance, Inc.

Porter Paints & Decorating Center Johnny Means & Staff 1882 South Frontage Road 601-630-9090

Neill Gas, Inc.

No. 4 Port Terminal Circle Industrial Harbour 601-636-0924

Superior Heating & Cooling

Larry Ray, Owner Sales • Service • Installation Commercial • Residential 601-638-9225

Wesley B. Jones Electrical Co.

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The County Market

2101 Clay Street Jerry Stuckey, Manager

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Donnie Remore, Owner 560 Highway 80 601-638-4441

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Leech Real Estate of Vicksburg

Vanessa Leech, Broker/Owner 601-636-5947

Jason Barnes Mobile Service to Your Home or Office 1900 S. I-20 Frontage Road 601-661-0900

Heritage House Nursing and Retirement Center

Remodeling • New Homes • Additions Drainage Improvements 601-629-7808

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The Caruthers Family Sales • Service • Installation Residential • Commercial • Industrial 3300 Washington Street 601-636-9433

Barnes Auto Glass & Windshield Repair

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Taylor’s Audit & Tax Service Miller’s Tire Mart

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1601-F North Frontage Road 601-636-4545 • Fax 601-634-0897

Atwood Chevrolet

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Griffith Florist

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Helping Hand Family Pharmacy

Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sun. Closed 1670 Highway 61 North 601-631-6837

Warfield’s Service Center

Carl Smith & Employees Your Full Service Center Tune Up • A/C Service Brake Service • General Repairs 2610 1/2 Clay Street 601-638-1752

Dave’s Custom Meats

We process deer meat Specializing in Smoked Sausage 1580 Highway 80 601-636-0342

Firearms Outfitters

Jimmy Bagby Sales & Repair • Firearms & Accessories Inside Hadad’s Outdoor World 940 Hwy. 61 North 601-638-7621

Breithaupt Real Estate, LLC 2735 Washington Street 601-638-6243

Carlis Abney & Staff 4402 Halls Ferry Road 601-636-7268 or 601-636-1661

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Blackburn Motor Company • Blackburn Nissan 2135 N. Frontage Road 601-636-2766 • Blackburn Chrysler Dodge Jeep 2195 N. Frontage Road 601-661-7565

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1405 Clay Street, 601-638-3024 3424 Halls Ferry Road, 601-638-6675 885 Hwy. 61 N. Frontage Road, 601-630-9244

McAlister’s Deli

Sandwiches • Soups • Spuds • Salads Lunch • Dinner • Take Out & Catering 4200 Clay St. 601-619-8222

Foam Packaging, Inc.

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Cook Tractor Company

“Your Kubota Dealer” 680 Hwy. 80 601-636-4641 Steve & William Cook & Family

Battlefield Discount Drugs John Storey 3040A Indiana Avenue 601-636-3374

David Vanderberry & Staff Foreign and Domestic 2005 Highway 61 South 601-636-1493

Ricky’s Welding & Machine Shop 1721 Levee Street 601-638-8238 Rick Lowery & Employees Easterling Enterprises, Inc. dba

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“In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid.–”Psalm 56 : 11


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