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Census won’t require redrawing, supervisors say By Danny Barrett Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Despite a population loss in the city of Vicksburg in the 2010 Census, Warren County supervisors are confident none of the lines that determine their districts’ boundaries needs to be redrawn for this year’s elections. This year’s count had the city’s population at 23,856, or 9.7 percent fewer people than in the 2000 count. Countywide, the total was down 1.75 percent in the past 10 years, to 48,773.
Early sets of data released Thursday and Friday by the Census Bureau had District 1 in northeast Warren County at 12,431 people — a gain of more than 2,600 people contrasted with counts from 2000, which forced the district to give swaths of areas around U.S. 61 North to District 2 to comply with the Voting Rights Act. The opposite was apparent in Districts 2 and 3, where a combined 4,790 people were lost compared to 10 years ago. Mapping specialists with
Central Mississippi Planning and Development District told supervisors late Friday that countywide and municipal population totals are correct but that individual units of population, called census blocks, are placed according to pre-2000 boundaries. In general, census blocks conform to city blocks, though they can have more natural boundaries in sparsely populated rural areas. “We’re not questioning the numbers, but the assignments of the blocks,” said See Census, Page A8.
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Principal Michael Winters, Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford, center, and School Board President Zelmarine Murphy cut the ribbon for the Rosa A. Temple Annex Building at Vicksburg Junior High School Tuesday.
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Rosa A. Temple has come back to the school that bore her name for more than a dozen years. The newly constructed annex at Vicksburg Junior High School — Rosa A. Temple High School from 1958 to 1971when schools were segregated for blacks and whites — was dedicated to the longtime educator
Tuesday evening. The decision to name the annex after Temple was approved by the Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees in November after principal Michael Winters said a canvass of community members, parents and faculty “overwhelmingly” favored the name Mrs. Rosa A. Temple Annex. “Mrs. Rosa A. Temple dediSee VJHS, Page A7.
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Proposals from the public on the best place to build a jail could be in county supervisors’ hands in weeks — a process Sheriff Martin Pace said Tuesday should remain free of input from his office. “Whether they build it in Bovina or downtown Vicksburg, that’s completely and totally up to the Board of Supervisors,” Pace told local chapter members of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. “It’s my job to staff it and keep the Sheriff Martin people safe.” Pace Earlier this week, the county board agreed to take proposals for any available land in Warren County to build a jail to replace the current one at Cherry and Grove streets. Guidelines in a consultant study said 20 to 50 acres are needed to build a jail capable of housing at least 350 inmates. Pace’s preferences to stay as close as possible to vital county functions, such as the courthouse and annex, were first mentioned last fall by District 1 Supervisor David McDonald as the three-term supervisor mulled a run for chancery clerk and contrasted the sheriff’s idea with his own desire to build a jail at Ceres industrial park. Pace reiterated the sentiment in December, citing security and logistical reasons for wanting a site in the city. McDonald re-filed for supervisor in January when qualifying opened, and Pace See Pace, Page A7.
Downtown wall to be repaired, but suit stays City, others blamed for delays, damage
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By Manivanh Chanprasith email@example.com A downtown resident received city approval Tuesday to rebuild a wall damaged in efforts to repair the site of adjacent buildings that collapsed more than five years ago, but Lisa Ashcraft said she will continue her lawsuit to have the City of Vicksburg and others pay for the work and damages. “It’s just a blow to Vicksburg because the average person doesn’t want to pay See Ashcraft, Page A7.
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More winter weather headed into Vicksburg and Warren County this afternoon, with the National Weather Service saying 1 to 3 inches of snow could fall here by morning. Coming on the heels of storms that have brought ice and flurries in the last few weeks, the winter storm warning was issued for central and north Mississippi beginning at noon today and extending into early Thursday. Forecasters said a develSee Weather, Page A8 .
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Blues, gospel singer Sease Residential leases bill dies in Vicksburg at age 64 named for city student From staff reports A blues and gospel singer who had been living in Vicksburg died Tuesday at River Region Medical Center. Marvin Matthew Sease Sr. was 64 years old. Born in Blacksville, S.C., Sease would have turned 65 on Feb. 16. “He was a good person, a kind person,” said his son and manager Mark Sease. “He was very outgoing. He loved his fans.” Mark Sease, who had been
managing his father’s music business called Early Records for the past 20 years, said his father had Marvin Matthew been in the music indusSease Sr. try for more than 50 years, starting out as a gospel artist singing with a group called The Five Gospel Crowns in South Carolina. “He got his first record deal in 1987,” he said. “He was a
headlining act.” Marvin Sease formed his own R&B group with his three brothers, Favor Sease, William Sease and Johnnie Sease. Marvin Sease, whose biggest hits were “Candy Licker” and “Ghetto Man,” moved to Vicksburg in August 2008 from New York for business purposes, his son said. “He toured all over the country,” Mark Sease said, adding that his father also has played in Japan and Jamaica. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
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Center. The event, this year called The Hills Are Alive, is sponsored by Pi Alpha Kappa Sorority. Music selections spanned the 1940s to the 1970s.
Two burglaries reported in county Two burglaries were reported in the county Tuesday, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. • A car stereo valued at $80, was reported missing from an unlocked car in the 1200 block of Culkin Road. • A 5-by-10-foot utility trailer was reported missing from CTSI Inc. on Business Park Drive at 2:18 p.m. Tuesday.
Man, woman held for drug court A county man and woman were being held in the Warren County Jail this morning on Drug Court sanctions. Louis Taylor, 23, 2958 Valley St., was arrested just after 6 p.m. Tuesday, and Doro-
from staff reports thy Touch Berry, 24, 603 Elton Drive, was arrested at 7:15. Both were being held without bond.
Car stolen months ago is found A stolen car was recovered by police just before 10 a.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of RL Chase Circle, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. The car, a 1999 Mazda .626, had been abandoned. It had been reported stolen from Dowe’s Auto Sales on Halls Ferry Road on Dec. 21.
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CHURCHES Zion Travelers M.B. — Black history program practice, 5 tonight-Thursday; 1701 Poplar St. House of Peace — Revival, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Carlton Jones of Gulfport, speaker; Linda Sweezer, pastor; Rolling Fork. Ebenezer M.B. — Love musical for Lucille Wheatley, 3 p.m. Saturday; New Mount Pilgrim Choir, Gospel Visionaries, Nathaniel Williams, St. Peter and Christian Home Women’s Choir and others; 2346 Grove St. New Rock of Ages M.B. — Black history program, 6 p.m. Saturday; Pamela Bell, 601638-9615; 2944 Valley St.
CLUBS Boy Scout Troop No. 638 — Selling beads beginning Feb. 28; proceeds to pay for troop activities; Mike Rasch, 601634-6294. American Legion Post 213 — 8 tonight, refreshments. Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday; Reginald Flaggs, R&R Security Service; Shoney’s. Military Order, Purple Hearts — 9 a.m. Thursday, meeting; 10, First Responders program; Charlie Tolliver, 601636-9487, or Edna Hearn, 601529-2499. Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; IT Lab, Porters Cha-
pel Road; Jeff Hensley, 601634-4596. American Legion Post 3 — 6 p.m. Thursday, meeting; 1712 Monroe St. Vicksburg Tea Party — 6:308:30 p.m. Thursday, Shoney’s; Republican gubernatorial candidate James Broadwater, speaker; Carolyn Wallace, 601618-7470. Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent — 7 p.m. Thursday; 108 Dogwood Lane. Rosa A. Temple High Reunion — 3 p.m. Saturday, planning meeting; Bethel A.M.E. Church, 805 Monroe St.; Dorwin Shields, 601-634-0791 or Mary Logan, 601-638-2898. American Legion Post 213 — 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Valentine Dance; $5 admission; door prizes; DJ Dr. Rock; 1618 Main St. Rosa A. Temple High Class of 1971 Reunion — 5 p.m. Sunday, planning meeting; LD’s Kitchen, 1111 Mulberry St.; Ella Huey, 601-415-1377 or Robert Crear, 601-631-4177. Clear Creek Ladies Golf Association — 10:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 19; league registration; 601-638-5607 or 601-8311522.
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By Danny Barrett Jr. email@example.com A bill on residential leases bearing the name of a Mississippi State University student from Vicksburg who died in 2009 has passed a vote in the state House of Representatives. House bill 1275, or the “Derrick Beard Act” allows co-signers on apartments and rented homes to have a lease terminated if a primary lessee dies before a lease expires. The bill, authored by state Rep. Alex Monsour, R-Vicksburg, passed 117-1, with state Rep. Tad Campbell, R-Meridian, dissenting. The bill moves to the state Senate. Beard died in September 2009 in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 82 in Webster County when, according to authorities, his 2005 Ford Mustang left the road, hit a tree and burned. His mother, Bobbie Beard, had co-signed a 12-month lease at a Starkville apartment complex, a pact from which she was not immediately released. Provisions of the bill allow for landlords to receive debts owed for the month the primary lessee dies. Attempts to waive the early, death-related termination will be considered void and unforceable, the bill says. Also at the Capitol:
NAACP rejects plans for charter school law JACKSON (AP) — Members of the Mississippi NAACP met Tuesday with lawmakers, asking some to reject a bill that would expand the state’s current charter school law. Derrick Johnson, president of the state National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said lawmakers should focus instead on full funding for public education. He said shortchanging public schools in a tough budget year would “create and maintain a permanent situation of second-class citizens.” This year’s budget talks will move into their final phases in the coming weeks. Lawmakers are trying to figure out how to fund state programs that had been propped up by the federal stimulus — funding that won’t be available in fiscal 2012. The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would open the door for charter schools to operate throughout the state. Under the bill, the charter schools would have to get permission to operate from the state Department of Education, the local school board or a local university. The state’s current charter school law, which went into effect in 2010, only allows charter schools to open in struggling districts.
Senate OKs merger of agency operations After contentious debate, the Mississippi Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would consolidate the business operations of all state agencies. Senate Fees, Salaries and Administration Committee Chairman Terry Brown, a Republican from Columbus, said the bill could help the state save money by centralizing the agencies’ operations at the Department of Finance and Administration. The bill moves to the House. Sen. David Blount, a Democrat from Jackson, opposed the bill, saying there was no proof that the move could save tax dollars. Also, he said, the measure infringes on the independence of agencies and other branches of government by placing all employees under one agency.
Senate pushes delete on “bastard” in law Mississippi lawmakers are trying to update paternity laws to remove words many people consider offensive. Without debate, the Senate passed a bill Tuesday to delete the words “bastard” and “bastardy” in reference to children of unmarried parents. Senate Judiciary A Chairman Joey Fillingane, R-Sumrall, didn’t refer to the terms as he explained the bill. The House passed a similar bill a short time later. Rep. Willie Perkins, D-Greenwood, said Mississippi must stop labeling children based on the circumstances of their birth. The two chambers will exchange bills. They must agree on a single one before it may go to the governor.
House votes to honor fallen with highways The Mississippi House voted Tuesday to name highways for groups or people, including two state troopers killed in the line of duty. Part of Mississippi 370 in Lee County would be named for Steve Hood, a trooper killed in a chase in 2009. Part of U.S. 51 in Copiah County would be named for Steve Gardner, a trooper shot and killed in 1984. Part of U.S. 78 in Benton and Marshall counties would be named for Bill Minor, a state transportation commissioner who died in November. A segment of U.S. 49 West in Humphreys County would be named for the Rev. George W. Lee, a civil rights leader killed in 1955. The bills will go to the Senate.
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Riverfest launches new website A new website for 2011 Riverfest entertainment festival has been launched. The board unveiled a newly designed site featuring information about Vicksburg’s
largest outdoor festival, set this year for April 15 and 16. The site also has photos from previous festivals and links to social networking sites. Tickets may also be purchased through the site. To view, visit www.riverfestms.com
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Two found guilty Two people were convicted of first-offense driving under the influence during the week ending Tuesday. In Vicksburg Municipal Court: • George Ford, 55, 806 Main St., was fined $776.33. • Mark Trevillion, 47, 307 Linda St., was fined $776. No convictions were reported in Warren County Justice Court.
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A Choctaw County school bus hangs off a bridge on Mississippi 8 in Calhoun County Tuesday after a wreck.
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Ackerman students had been on field trip to Ole Miss By Holbrook Mohr The Associated Press JACKSON â€” A tractortrailer sideswiped a school bus then collided head-on with a second Tuesday, killing the trucker, a bus driver and a teacher and injuring at least 17 high school students along a rural highway bridge in northern Mississippi, authorities said. About 60 Ackerman High School seniors had been visiting the campus of the University of Mississippi at Oxford and were returning home aboard the buses on Mississippi 8, about 40 miles south of the college. Students were taken to area hospitals, none with lifethreatening injuries, troopers said in a news release. One student was taken by helicopter to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Mike Dunagin, fire chief of Calhoun City near the scene, told The Associated Press that one of the buses smashed up against the guard rail of a highway overpass bridge. Photos showed one bus with its rear half dangling over the rail, its hood crumpled and sheered away on the driverâ€™s side. â€œWeâ€™re very fortunate the bus didnâ€™t go off the bridge,â€? Dunagin said. The 18-wheeler swerved into the wrong lane and hit the buses, said Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Jon Kalahar. Killed were trucker Gary T. Bailey, 54, of Mantachie; the driver of the second bus, Steven B. Moss, 37; and Ackerman high teacher Phyllis
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Traffic moves around the wrecked bus. Graham, 53, of Eupora, highway patrol troopers said. Graham was a passenger on the bus, and Moss also taught and coached at the high school in Choctaw County. The driver of the first bus hit, Shane Burton, 40, of Ackerman, had minor injuries, police said. Several emergency crews and some pastors to help with counseling were at the scene to assist the shaken students who were some 40 miles from home, said Charlie Brown, a spokesman for the Calhoun City Fire Department. â€œMost of them were in total shock,â€? he said of the students.
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JAC KS O N â€” Wi t h i n moments of taking office Tuesday, a new Mississippi transportation commissioner voted with one of his colleagues to give embattled agency director Larry â€œButchâ€? Brown an ultimatum: Resign by today or be fired. Mike Tagert, who won a special election runoff last week to become Northern District commissioner, was sworn in just before the meeting. He voted with Central District Commissioner Dick Hall to replace Brown. Brown has had a series of public gaffes and run-ins with other officials, and Hall had frequently criticized him as a heavy-handed manager. Southern District Commissioner Wayne Brown, no relation to Butch Brown, voted Tuesday against pushing Butch Brown out of the job. Wayne Brown is not seeking re-election this year. Butch Brown, 67, announced in January that he would retire in June, citing a recurrence of prostate cancer. He had surgery in late January and has been recuperating. Reached Tuesday at Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas, Butch Brown said it was â€œcruel for someone to be fired when he is undergoing some high-powered medical procedures.â€? â€œI am not there to cause anybody any grief or anything else. I am tucked away here in the hospital,â€? he said. Tagert said during the campaign that MDOT needs new leadership. He is filling the final months of a four-year term started by Bill Minor, who died in November. Minor had been an ally of Butch
Brown. Hall told The Associated Press there is no reason to wait until June. â€œWe had a new commisLarry â€œButchâ€? sioner come Brown on board ... and it was time for us to make a new start, a new beginning,â€? Hall said. â€œHe has been asked for his resignation by the end of business Wednesday (today) and if he doesnâ€™t, then he is terminated,â€? Hall added. Butch Brown wouldnâ€™t say whether heâ€™ll resign or allow the firing to take place. â€œIt doesnâ€™t matter,â€? he said. Butch Brown is being replaced temporarily by Melinda McGrath, MDOTâ€™s chief engineer. Brown, a former Natchez mayor, had a rocky history with MDOT. The commissioners first voted to fire him two years after his 2002 confirmation as director. He was reinstated six weeks later when a new commissioner took office. Butch Brown was arrested at the Beau Rivage Casino in July and charged with public intoxication. In November, he agreed to anger management classes. In return, the city of Biloxi would drop the charge. He said the incident was a misunderstanding and he was neither drunk nor disorderly. â€œIâ€™m from a river town. Thatâ€™s how we act,â€? he said Jan. 10.
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OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 The towboat Tom Lysle arrives here with a large tow. • Joseph O’Keefe switchman for the A&V, falls under the cars and loses both legs.
110 YEARS AGO: 1901 F.J. Fisher is back from Louisville. • A grand pink ball will be given at the B.B. Club rooms.
100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Moncure Dabney is a candidate for the Legislature and J.W. Hayes announces for sheriff. • The Warren Lights plan a new armory, Capt. Dennis Hossley says.
90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Dave Callahan is improving following an eye infection. • Edgar Leyens returns from New York.
80 YEARS AGO: 1931 The paving of First East Street is completed. • Mrs. Mable Neill dies.
70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Col. J.W. Summerlain, well-known resident of Rayville, La., dies here.
60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Rogers announce the birth of a son, Charles. • Services are held for J.T. Birdsong. • Virgil O’Neill, principal at Jett School, is in serious condition at Mercy Hospital, where he was rushed after becoming ill at a meeting of the Jett Community Organization.
50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Mr. and Mrs. Jack Helgason of Tallulah announce the birth of a son, Jeffery, on Feb. 5. • P.T. Armstrong dies. • Ray McNamara receives the Eagle badge, Scouting’s highest award. • Mrs. Carl Yates and children are visiting in Augusta, Ga.
40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Ward announce the birth of a son, William Eugene, on Feb. 3. • Lee Marvin stars in “Monte Walsh” at Showtown USA. • Mrs. Katherine Ellis dies. • Services are held for Mrs. Elizabeth Flanagan.
Real cuts required for reduction President Barack Obama recently suggested freezing spending on a small fraction of the federal budget and making a few cuts. But, as the National Taxpayers’ Union calculated, the plan actually would add a net $21 billion in spending. And that’s before the unknown costs of seven other major State of the Union proposals whose price tags aren’t immediately obvious. The president can’t disguise spending by calling it “investing.” Americans recognize that when government “invests” what really happens is that taxpayers’ money is spent. Given the woeful lack of return on recent “investments,” such as nearly a trillion extra dollars of stimulus spending, this fallacy is even more obvious. Rather than create more jobs, unemployment has soared in the nearly two years since the stimulus package was approved. The NTU identified 15 proposals in the president’s speech with fiscal impact. Five would boost spending, three would cut it. Seven others’ fiscal effects could
not be determined, although some hold promise, such as consolidating and reorganizing government. Taking the president at his word, the taxpayers’ union identified $50 billion in proposed additional spending for transportation infrastructure, $1.3 billion for education, $2 billion for preparing 100,000 more teachers and $2 billion in health spending. That is offset somewhat by proposed economies, the largest being a $15.6-billion reduction in the defense budget and a potential $15 billion savings by freezing discretionary federal spending, which, of course, is not a real reduction, but a delay of increases. Some areas the president identified for more spending have increased dramatically already. If the president doesn’t understand that increasing spending is the wrong approach, others do. The conservative Heritage Foundation has some suggestions. The Washington think tank itemized $343 billion in cuts, including empowering state and
local governments to assume more responsibility for transportation, job training and economic development; and privatization of many federal functions, while reducing farm subsidies, scaling back the Education Department and recovering $49 billion in Medicare payment errors, among other specifics. The libertarian Cato Institute notes there are 2,001 federal subsidy programs compared with 1,645 programs in 2005. Cato has a department-by-department budget-cutting guide, including a $63 billion savings in Housing and Urban Development alone. Columnist and Fox Business News host John Stossel cuts to the chase: To save more than $141 billion, close the departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development, and sell Amtrak. The closer Washington comes to the solutions offered by Heritage, Cato and Stossel, the sooner we can reap economic benefits. The closer to Obama’s plan, the more our return on investment will resemble the current jobless stagnation.
30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Betty G. Conway dies. • Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Payne of Port Gibson announce the birth of a daughter, Felicia Deon, on Feb. 9. • Kevin Maurice Harris celebrates his sixth birthday.
20 YEARS AGO: 1991 Patrolman George McBride presents Lynn and Tommy Paine and their newborn son, Lee Michael, with a car safety seat as part of National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week. • Louise Wiggins dies. • Mr. and Mrs. Steve Montgomery announce the birth of a son, Steven Kyle, Feb. 8. •
10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Florence E. O’Quinn dies. • Leonard Preston takes over as new general manager of Vicksburg’s Delta Ford-Lincoln-Mercury dealership. • Kids Are Kids day-care center opens on Washington Street.
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Curbing illegal hiring might open doors to immigration reform WASHINGTON — Even in a deeply polarized political age, there are policies that ought to lend themselves to easy bipartisan alliances. The most conservative Republicans and the most liberal Democrats should be able to agree on a few things: support free contraceptives to lower the abortion rate; support medical malpractice reform that also exposes inept doctors; and require businesses to use a national computer system to verify the legal status of employees. That would dramatically curb illegal immigration. When those areas of commonsense compromise fail, you have to figure that somebody doesn’t really want a solution. So what’s keeping Congress from passing a bill to require all businesses to use e-Verify, a kind of instant background check run by the Department of Homeland Security? For all the posturing over illegal immigration — the criticism of birthright citizenship, the insistence on a problem-plagued, multibillion-dollar fence, the Arizona law that recalls apartheid — dramatically slowing the stream of undocumented workers would not
No matter how harsh the rhetoric around illegal immigration, illegal hiring rarely comes in for serious scrutiny.
be difficult. Illegal border-crossers, whether from Colombia or China, usually come here for better economic opportunity. That’s read as “jobs.” If they couldn’t get jobs, many wouldn’t come. They’d get word from family and friends that the hiring spigot has dried up. Most members of Congress know that. But there has been an implicit bipartisan consensus not to require businesses to use e-Verify, a free computerized system that works much like those instant background checks for in-store credit cards. It’s simple, it’s fast, and, with a negligible error rate, it’s reliable. While some businesses use it, many do not. And they won’t unless Congress requires it, complete with
daunting penalties for those businesses that insist on illegal hiring. Many congressional liberals haven’t supported e-Verify because they don’t want to make it harder for illegal workers to get jobs. And guess what? Many congressional conservatives don’t, either. They know that business depends on illegal labor. It doesn’t seem to matter that the most fevered demands to deport illegal workers and seal the borders come from conservative voters. Republicans such as Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., play to those demands by posturing — calling for a militarized southern border, insisting on a fence that deters no one, shutting illegal immigrants out
of college. Mexican and Guatemalan laborers are safer political targets than upper-middle-class business executives. No matter how harsh the rhetoric around illegal immigration, illegal hiring rarely comes in for serious scrutiny. Republican Meg Whitman, who spent millions losing the race for governor of California, was at least penalized with public approbation after she was forced to admit that she had hired an illegal domestic worker. Most employers who flout the law do so with the knowledge that they will not pay a price. Just last month, Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee exposed their hypocrisy on illegal immigration. Led by committee chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, they announced plans to hold hearings demanding that President Barack Obama return to a failed scheme used by his predecessor: workplace raids that punish illegal immigrants but leave their employers largely unscathed. The president’s rate of deportation is far higher than his predecessor’s, but Obama has also aggressively targeted employers. Employers were fined $6.9 million
in fiscal 2010, up from $675,000 in 2008, according to the Los Angeles Times. It seems the GOP wants to shield law-breaking business executives. Why let the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its allies get away with exploiting illegal immigrants? A law that aggressively cracks down on illegal hiring is the best hope for pushing comprehensive immigration reform through Congress; it would force the business lobby to acknowledge the importance of immigrant labor. That’s why those who want to put illegal immigrants on a path to legal status ought to rally around a proposal by U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore. DeFazio’s proposal would require all businesses to use e-Verify and face consequences for failure to do so. He has drawn some support from unsavory quarters, such as an anti-immigration group called NumbersUSA. Still, e-Verify might accomplish what years of activism has not — opening a path toward immigration reform.
• Cynthia Tucker writes for The Atlanta JournalConstitution. E-mail reaches her at cynthia@ ajc.com.
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Ashcraft Continued from Page A1. for this,” said Lisa Ashcraft, who along with her husband, Randy, owns the building at 1221 Washington St., which suffered damages during site clearing of the collapsed buildings. The buildings at 707-713 Clay St., just east of the rear of the Ashcrafts’ building, collapsed on Jan. 25, 2006, as construction workers were attempting to renovate them. Since, the site has been sold, numerous contractors have been hired to clear the spot and repair adjoining buildings, the City of Vicksburg and Warren County courts have ordered stops and starts on work and Clay Street, in front of the collapse, has been blocked to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The Ashcrafts purchased the property in April 2008, two months before Warren County Circuit Court Judge Isadore Patrick approved an agreement to allow William Greenwood and his company, Antique Wood and Brick
Company of Mississippi, who is also named in the suit, 18 months to tear down the Clay Street structures. When the agreement expired in December 2008, the city extended the agreement through August 2009. On Feb. 2, 2010, as debrisclearance continued, the upper part of Ashcraft’s east wall was damaged. She sought and received an injunction to stop the debris removal. On March 25, 2010, the Ashcrafts filed a suit against the city, Greenwood and his company and Preston Reuther and Mary Reuther, former owners of the collapsed buildings. Last week, on Feb. 1, an amended complaint was filed in Warren County Circuit Court to add more defendants. In addition to the city, the Reuthers and Greenwood, the defendants currently are Clay Street Complex; Downtown Vicksburg Investments; Carter Miller Associates, an engineering firm; Brad Carter Jr., engineer; and John Does 1 to 5. The John Does are not identified. “We’ve had lots of time
to resolve this amicably,” Ashcraft said. “The (City of Vicksburg) had more-thanabundant cordial meetings, and they just refused and that makes it more and more apparent.” The suit says the City of Vicksburg acted negligently by “rescinding the Stop Work Order” issued last year by Warren County Judge Johnny Price to halt clearing of the collapsed structures on Clay, directly east of the Ashcrafts’ two-story building. “If they would have applied their original stop order and made that guy stop and repair my damage,” she said. “The original game plan was to leave that wall in tact. It was supposed to be dropped to just below my roof line and capped. It was never ever supposed to be disturbed. It’s just going to get really expensive for the city.” Ashcraft, who previously operated a hot-dog stand next to her building, said she is seeking more than $100,000 in damages to recover all costs spent to repair her wall and associated costs. Mayor Paul Winfield and city attorney Lee Thames Jr. were unavailable Tuesday
because they, along with City Clerk Walter Osborne and 14 others, are in Washington, D.C., this week on an annual lobbying trip. North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield said he was unaware of the amended complaint and declined to speak on pending litigation. Thames has said before that the city does not intend to get involved in the matter. “It’s just not a city matter,” he said in March. “It’s a dispute between two property owners. Unless we get a court order to step in, we’d be opening up ourselves to liability.” Ashcraft disagrees. “They refuse involvement,” she said Tuesday. “I don’t know how you can have a meeting in the city with the mayor, with director of planning and zoning and say they’re not involved.” The Ashcrafts had planned to open a bakery and four retail spots in the building originally operated as a savings and loan business and later was the downtown home of the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Ashcrafts’ plans were delayed another year due to the wall damage, she said.
A7 On Tuesday, Ashcraft was required to receive Board of Architectural Review approval to rebuild the wall because it is not routine repair and maintenance. “It’s a necessary thing,” board member Tom Pharr said. “I’m putting back the wall in the exactly in the same pattern with the exact same brick the same way it had been there originally,” Ashcraft said. “My insurance is paying for it, but I am seeking restitution for it.” Ashcraft keeps her Washington Street parking lot north of her building, where the hot-dog stand formerly was located, closed to traffic because of liability issues, she said. “We’re moving in and out of there with the bricks,” she said. “I’ve had it closed since we bought the building just for the simple fact that if I open it, it will fill up so fast I won’t have a place to park.” The hot-dog stand, in the design of a steamboat, was sold and moved last week, she said, adding that she would like to open another stand — this time as a locomotive.
VJHS school, he said. The addition, which has been in construction for about a year, has provided a wing of 10 classrooms to replace temporary trailers that had been in use behind the school for 25 years. The construction was financed with about $1.6 million in interest-free Mississippi Qualified School Construction Bonds, a program made available through federal stimulus money, to be repaid over about 15 years. The annex houses seventhgrade classrooms which Tues-
day night’s guests toured after a big bow of green and white ribbons was cut by Winters, Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford and school board president Zelmarine Murphy. Student work and projects decorated hallway bulletin boards and classrooms, and many teachers were in attendance to greet guests. Rosa A. Temple was born Sept. 4, 1869. After attending Cherry Street High School and Jackson College, she began teaching in Vicksburg in 1885, when she was just 16
years old, Winters said. In more than 60 years as an educator, Temple taught all levels but spent most of her years as a high school English teacher. She was known for exacting, uncompromising standards of excellence and for inspiring students and those who worked with her. She retired in 1947. At the Vicksburg Riverfront Murals, a panel depicting Temple and the school carries this inscription, which Swinford read before the ribboncutting: “Noted for its academics
and athletics, Rosa A. Temple High School became one of the most prestigious high schools in the state of Mississippi. The philosophy of this school was based upon the belief that every child, regardless of social position, or intelligence, should have an opportunity to totally develop his or her individual abilities and interests, so that he or she may be able to practice those ideals which characterize good citizens of a democracy.” Temple, who was 102 when she died in 1972, is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Pace Continued from Page A1. has picked up a challenger in this year’s elections. On Tuesday, the 14-year sheriff said he plans to leave the location question alone as supervisors plot moves. “I don’t have a vote,” Pace said. “Just like the director
of the public library doesn’t have a vote on where the public library is built, I don’t have a vote on where the jail is built.” A search for land will determine whether to ask the Legislature to pass a local and
private bill allowing Warren to build a jail anywhere in the county, regardless of municipal lines. State law indicates property that a county purchases for vital infrastructure such as jails be located within a county seat. The
law has been backed up by an advisory opinion from the attorney general. Oldest parts of the current jail were built in 1905 and lost certification to house state inmates in 2007 due to substandard conditions.
Inclusion of a unit reserved for state prisoners would restart the use of inmate labor to pick up trash along roadways, which, if used on a beat-like district system, could supplement road work, Pace said after his address.
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Ethel M. Baldwin died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. She was 98. Mrs. Baldwin was a homemaker and member of Calvary M.B. Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 76 years, Elijah Baldwin Sr.; two sons, Robert Baldwin and Johnny Baldwin; her parents, Issac and Charlotte Myles; two brothers, Joe Myles and Robert Myles; three sisters, Mary Ella Giggers, Annie Bell Williams, Daisy Moses and Minnie Thomas; and two grandsons, Johnny L. Baldwin Jr. and Patrick Baldwin. She is survived by a son, Elijah Baldwin Jr. of Greenwood; a daughter, Ethel B. Dixon of Clinton; two brothers, Sammy Myles and Noah Myles, both of Baltimore, Md.; three sisters, Odessa Pulley and Lenora Warren, both of Baltimore, and Ruth Buie of Chicago; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Marvin Matthew Sease Sr. died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. He was 64. Mr. Sease was born in Blacksville, S.C., and was a renowned Blues artist. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Hester Youmas Sease; a brother, Charlie Sease; and three sisters, Evelyn Sease, Juanita Sease and Mattie Sease. He is survived by his wife, Alwillie Williams Sease of Elmont, N.Y.; five sons, Mark Sease of Vicksburg, Matthew Sease and Marvin M. Sease Jr., both of Atlanta, Corey Sease of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Tarrin Williams of Elmont; four daughters, Tonia Sease and Daphne Sease, both of Charleston, S.C., Daytona Sease of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Richarda Dorsey of Tallulah; three brothers, William Sease and Johnnie Sease, both of Brooklyn, and Favor Sease of Greensboro, N.C.; a sister, Christine Sease of Greensboro; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
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WEATHER This weather package is compiled from historical records and information provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the City of Vicksburg and The Associated Press.
LOCAL FORECAST thursday-friday Sunny and clear; lows in the 20s, highs in the 40s
STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Rain, snow accumulations up to 8 inches across the state; lows in the 20s
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Florence Akers Velchoff, formerly of Vicksburg, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Life-
path Hospice in Clearwater, Fla. She was 81. She is survived by her husband, John R. Velchoff Sr. of Clearwater; a son, John R. Velchoff Jr. of Land O’ Lakes, Fla.; and two sisters, Loretta Sanderford of Vicksburg and Edna Robilotta of Clearwater. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Light of Christ Catholic Church in Clearwater.
Helen L. Waldrep Helen L. Waldrep died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. She was 61.
Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 48º Low/past 24 hours............... 27º Average temperature......... 38º Normal this date................... 49º Record low..............14º in 1933 Record high............80º in 1957 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............0.82 inches Total/year.................9.03 inches Normal/month......1.53 inches Normal/year...........7.00 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active..........................10:14 A.M. Most active................. 4:02 P.M. Active...........................10:38 P.M. Most active.................. 4:26 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:43 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:43 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:50
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Continued from Page A1. cated over 60 years of service to Vicksburg and Warren County as an educator,” Winters said at the ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house, attended by Temple alumni, current VJHS faculty and staff and community members and leaders. Winters remarked on the “joy, excitement and pride” that Rosa A. Temple High School alumni show when he talks with them in planning reunions. “I want our students of Vicksburg Junior High School to have that same pride, that same love” for the
Born in Jones, La., she was the daughter of the late Floyd Kelly Sr. and Christine Jones Kelly. Mrs. Waldrep was a former resident of Mount Pleasant, Texas, and had lived in Vicksburg since 2010. She was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Waldrep; and a brother, Floyd Kelly. She is survived by a daughter, Tracy Smith of Zwolle, La.; two sons, Chris McDowell of Boise, Idaho, and Michael McDowell of Seattle, Wash.; four sisters, Joyce
Dollar and Elaine Williams, both of Vicksburg, Mary Goodson of Bastrop, La., and Glenda Price of West Monroe, La.; two brothers, Steve Kelly and Jerry Kelly, both of Vicksburg; and 10 grandchildren. Services were at noon today at Cedar Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Billy Brumfield, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Riles Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Central MS Down Syndrome Society, P.O. Box 2189, Brandon, MS 39043.
Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 12.1 | Change: +0.8 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 14.1 | Change: NC Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 11.8 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 13.8 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 7.3 | Change: -0.7 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 9.8 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.0 River....................................59.5
MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Thursday................................ 26.7 Friday....................................... 25.2 Saturday................................. 23.6 Memphis Thursday................................ 10.3 Friday....................................... 10.5 Saturday................................. 10.4 Greenville Thursday................................ 23.0 Friday....................................... 23.7 Saturday................................. 24.0 Vicksburg Thursday................................ 15.4 Friday....................................... 16.8 Saturday................................. 17.5
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Census Continued from Page A1. Chuck Carr, GIS manager for the quasi-public planning entity for Warren, Hinds, Rankin, Madison, Yazoo, Copiah and Simpson counties. Adjustments also are expected to leave the 2013 municipal election cycle unaffected. Ideal guidelines stipulate a 10 percent top-to-bottom variance across county districts. The figures released last week show a difference of about 41 percent from District 2, the lowest, to District 1, which topped the five districts. Localities and states may file challenges to census results, though Carr terms Warren Countyâ€™s totals more
of â€œcoding challengeâ€? than anything else and expects to have enough adjustments to show the Census Bureau within 60 days. CMPDD had relayed to supervisors leading up to last springâ€™s census mailing that no boundary changes were in the offing, based on preliminary mapping data. Provisions of Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act requires nine states and some counties in seven others to have any changes in voting lines precleared by the Department of Justice to prevent the dilution of minority voting strength. Redistricting took nearly
two years to sort out following the 2000 countâ€™s release, which resulted in District 1 losing about 11 square miles to District 2 to ensure nearly equal voter distribution. District 2 covers north Vicksburg and stretches northwest to Eagle Lake; District 3, which is the only district completely in city limits, is the smallest of the five in land size; District 4 includes all parcels west of Fisher Ferry Road; and District 5 includes the southeast parcels from Fisher Ferry to Indiana Avenue and extends east to part of Warriors Trail. Potential effects on the city will not be known until after numbers are studied by the cityâ€™s legal department later this year.
Continued from Page A1. oping low pressure system was bringing rain, sleet and snow into Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. The NWS said areas along and north of Interstate 20 were expected to receive at least 2 inches of snow with heavier amounts greater than 4 inches likely farther north. Vicksburg Warren School District Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford
said at mid-morning she had no plans to dismiss students early, but she was monitoring the weather. Snow would not be as much of a concern as ice, Swinford said. Ice accumulations on county roads have caused two school cancellations and one early dismissal this year. Todayâ€™s chance of precipitation was 90 percent, the NWS said. A high around 40 was expected to bring rain in the
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SCHOOL & YOUTH WE DN E SDAY, F ebruar y 9, 2011 • SEC TI O N B w w w.4kids B2 | COMICS B4 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: email@example.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137
BULLETIN BOARD Achievements
Let’s Move! — One year later
• Jacqueline L. Russell of Vicksburg has earned an award for logging 25 hours in the American Quarter Horse Association riding program.
Competitions • Bailey Anderton, an accounting major from Vicksburg, was first runner-up in the 2011 Miss Mississippi College Pageant.
Honor rolls • On the fall semester president’s list at the University of Southern Mississippi were Daniel Oliver McArthur of Edwards and Grace Claire Cordes, Justin Koury Hosemann, Della Catherine Loflin, Amanda M. Smith and Travis L. Thornell, all of Vicksburg. Those named to the fall dean’s list were Wesley Adam Cornelius of Edwards and Holly N. Allen, Hayley Alison Boyd, Veronica L. Boyd, Christine Elizabeth Breazeale, Jazmyne Elizabeth Butler, Kristin Nicole Crist, Ashley Lynn Foley, Robert Cody Goss, Brittany Anquinette Jones, Cullen P. Leist, Lucy Elizabeth Matthews, Kelly Patricia McGrath, Albert Joseph Nosser, Ryan M. Richardson, Rachel Marie Ross, Tericka Ashley Selmon, Kristin Brooke Shelby, Jillian Joyce Shirley, India M. Sprinkle, Joshua Caleb Sullivan, LaJuana Marie Thomas, Jordan Marie Towne, Diamonde Nicholle Wilkerson and Evan Joseph Wojtala. • Meredith F. Edney and Lexie L. Strong, both of Vicksburg, are on the fall dean’s list at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. • Mary Henry and Natasha West, both of Vicksburg, are on the fall president’s list at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. On the fall dean’s list are Kristianna Ezernack, Lauren Grant and Bryan Miller. • Catherine Figueroa of Vicksburg is on the fall dean’s honor roll at the University of Mississippi. She is the daughter of Feb and Nelyn Figueroa.
Scholarships • Commitment to Agriculture — For high school seniors from farming families who plan to enroll in an agriculturerelated program and pursue career; www.monsanto.com/scholarships.
Upcoming events • Jackson CampusNursing/Allied Health Center of Hinds — Open house, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, 1750 Chadwick Drive in Jackson. • Algebra I and English, State Test Tutoring — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays for juniors and seniors, 2406 Grove St.; 601-631-0102. • Vicksburg Catholic $10,000 Drawdown — 6 p.m. Feb. 20, Vicksburg Convention Center; $125. • MC GRE Review Course — 6-10 p.m. Feb. 22-23 and March 1, MC’s Flowood Center; $249; 601925-3263 by Monday.
First lady Michelle Obama runs the 40-yard dash.
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First lady keeping course in child obesity fight An occasional look at public promises and how well they are kept.
‘We are seeing a fundamental shift in our national conversation about how we make and sell food,’ first lady Michelle Obama said at an appearance in Washington with Walmart executives for their announcement last month. ‘That’s something that wasn’t happening just a year ago.’
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WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama had doubts about making a campaign against childhood obesity one of her signature issues. “I wondered to myself whether we could really make a difference, because when you take on a problem this big and this complicated, at times it can be a little overwhelming,” she said in a recent speech. The anti-obesity campaign Mrs. Obama calls Let’s Move! celebrates its first anniversary today. Is it making a difference? In some ways, yes. In others, it’s much too soon to tell. Advocates who have worked on the issue for a long time say the first lady’s involvement is raising awareness about the potential future of the U.S. as a nation of fat, unhealthy people unless the trend is reversed, and Mrs. Obama has been doing it in ways that they can’t. “She has been a spark plug,” said Nancy Brown, chief executive of the American Heart Association. Mrs. Obama has addressed governors, mayors, school groups, food-makers and other constituencies, urging them to build more bike paths and playgrounds, to serve healthier school lunches and to make and sell more food that’s better for you. She has visited schools
across the country to see what changes they are making, from planting fruit and vegetable gardens modeled after her own celebrated White House plot to opening salad bars in their lunchrooms. And she’s worked herself into a sweat at exercise clinics with kids, including on the White House South Lawn. Her year of effort has led to promises of change from beverage-makers, food manufacturers and most recently, and perhaps notably, Walmart, the country’s largest retailer, to cut the levels of salt, fat and sugar in their products. Lasting change will take years of effort, though, and some doubt it will happen at all. “I’ve been through so many of these enormous announcements by food companies about how they’re going to profoundly change the way they’re doing business and
they don’t,’ said food expert and New York University nutrition professor Marion Nestle. “So it remains to be seen.” Mrs. Obama said when she launched the campaign that it will benefit future generations by helping children born today become adults at a healthy weight. The issue is picking up momentum, she said. “We are seeing a fundamental shift in our national conversation about how we make and sell food,” the first lady said at an appearance in Washington with Walmart executives for their announcement last month. “That’s something that wasn’t happening just a year ago.” Walmart promised to reformulate thousands of its storebrand products to reduce sodium, sugar and fat, and push its suppliers to do the same. The company also
pledged to cut fresh fruit and vegetable prices, build stores in areas without grocers and develop a logo for products that meet its health criteria. Walmart’s grocery business accounts for about 15 percent of the U.S. grocery industry. “All this will take some time,” Leslie Dach, an executive vice president at Walmart, said in an interview. He said Walmart worked with Mrs. Obama’s office for about a year to win her approval. A new child nutrition law aims to make all school food more nutritious by letting Washington decide what kinds of foods may be sold on school grounds, including in vending machines and at fundraisers. The law also increases by 6 cents the amount of money the government reimburses schools for providing free lunches, but some advocates say that’s hardly enough. Agriculture Secretary Tom
Vilsack recently unveiled guidelines for putting the changes into place. In the case of sodium, the amount in meals would be gradually reduced over 10 years, with an eventual goal of cutting levels by more than half. Mrs. Obama called for “clear, consistent” nutrition labels on the front of packaged foods to help harried shoppers make informed choices. The Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents large food and beverage companies, is working on a label it hopes to begin rolling out later this year. The beverage industry has started putting labels with calorie counts on the front of its bottles, cans and packages of soft drinks, juices, teas and waters. The goal is to have a label on all nonalcoholic drinks by next year, said Kevin Keane, a senior vice president of the American Beverage Association. The group is following up on the commitment it made when Mrs. Obama launched Let’s Move! last February. Keane did not say how much companies are spending on the program, except that it’s a “great deal.” The new health care law also requires restaurants with 20 or more locations operating under the same name to list nutrition and calorie information on their menus or menu boards. Food and Drug Administration guidance on that is due soon, said Sue Hensley, a spokeswoman for the National Restaurant Association.
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• Kim Carson’s toddler Montessori class made string art and other crafts with the letter S. They read books about friendship. • Tina Sowell’s primary Montessori class built log cabins, learned presidents and assembled U.S. puzzles as part of a study of early America. They made groundhogs after reading “Little Groundhog’s Shadow.” • Kathy Abbott’s students made giant bubbles and personal volcanoes as part of a science party. • Preschooler Cameron Potter was Star Student.
Jacob’s Ladder • Matthew Grogan was named Leader of the Week. • Students hosted a party for National Popcorn Day. • Student Matt McKay is working at County Market.
Beechwood • Cary Talbot of Waterways Experiment Station spoke to fifth-graders about water management and resources. • Paul Greer of International Paper gave a papermaking presentation to Ann Haden’s GATES students.
Bovina • Pledge leaders for the week were Taylor Sims, Lailah Washington, Jonathan Caruthers, Layton Burke, Eric Paul Coulter, Ella Brewer, Dakota Hines, Jer’Darryus Jackson, Ella Stevens and Brandon Johnson. • District Science Fair winners were: first place — Anna Hoben, Sydney Stuart, Brandon Thompson and Alisa Harvey’s kindergarten; second place — Mary Beth Gordon, Lane Gordon, Cameron Harvey, Mason Harvey, Holden Ginn, Wesley Bryan and Maiya Prevot; third place — Bryce Holman and Glenn Alan Kittrell; fourth place — Austin Holman and Gracie Watford; honorable mention — Elijah Prevot. • Students selected as members of the 100 Benchmark Club were Cameron Bracey, Jayla White, Shelby Hartley, Brandon Heggins, Victoria Laubach, Caydee Schweitzer, Jagger Weekly, Lamar Gray, Branson Parker, Holden Ginn, Kylah Stedman, Zoie Weiss, Gabriel Bowman, Christian Williams,
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The Hinds Community College Vicksburg Future Farmers of America, led by David Chaney, received the Natural Resources Conservation Service Earth Team group award. The club assists the Warren County Soil and Water ConservaCameron Harvey, MaKayla Williams, Kaitlyn Cook and Cheyenne Hines. • Denice Poe’s first-graders held a marshmallow “snowball” fight. Top Accelerated Readers were Kristofer Cook, Nickolas Hargroves and Mercedes Ray Middleton. Parent helpers were Lisa Harmon, Tonya Burkes, Jill Walker, Jessica Wicker, Brandi Neal, Amanda Brock, Terry Pittman and Layla Parker. • Torri Shelton’s third- and fourth-grade students concluded a unit on Eskimos by creating totem poles depicting their families.
Bowmar • Fit for the Future fitness kickoff will begin at 2:30 p.m. Friday. • Scholastic Book Fair will begin Sunday in the library. • Pledge leaders were Keidria Winchester, Gada Clay, Peyton Stinson and Kelsey Lockridge. • Top Accelerated Readers: first grade — Destini Sims, Mary Katherine Archer, Gracie Halterman, Brandon
VICKSBURG WARREN SCHOOL DISTRICT MENU FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 14 THRU FEBRUARY 18 MEAL PRICES: Elementary School Breakfast, 75 Cents; Reduced Breakfast 25 cents; Lunch $2.25; Reduced Lunch 40 Cents Secondary School Breakfast, $1; Reduced Breakfast 25 cents; Lunch $2.25; Reduced Lunch, 40 cents In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.
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tion District each year with its tree giveaway. Members, from left, are Elizabeth Peeples, Phillip Johnson, Courtney Scates, Trent Lewis and Al Garner, a USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service state conservationist.
Gilliam, Jamison Pendleton and Katie Tanner; sixth grade — Jonathan Jackson, John Henley Wilkinson, Taylor Rae Pace, Kasey Brooks, Annabeth Breeden, Vera Ann Fedell, Abigail Barnes and Kyle Boyd.
Dana Road • Pledge leaders from the kindergarten class of Valerie McKay and Marquita Smothers were Tyler Williams, Jeremiah Jones, Keiley Langdon and De’Atra Rankin. Hunter Huffty was named Student of the Week in the pre-kindergarten class of Rachel Dean and Jennifer Funchess. • Accelerated Reader champs for January were the kindergarten class of Starla Breazeale and Desiree Norris; first-grade class of Brooke Hughes and Pamela Elam; second-grade class of Kimberly Rhodman and Felecia Meyers; and third-grade class of Mallory Moss and Rhonda Huntley. • Terry Guynn’s GATES students are making homemade toothpaste as part of a study of rocks and minerals.
• Brenda McDevitt, in conjunction with Mississippi State University, is conducting nutrition lessons for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students. • The school is collecting Community Coffee labels. Contact Rebecca Pace at 601-619-2340 for more information.
Hawkins • Registration for 2011-2012 is ongoing. • Katrina Davis’ 2-yearolds explored the letter B with bears and bubbles and counted candy as part of a study of the letter C. • Charlene Gravens’ 3-yearolds made heart-shaped groundhogs, read “How Groundhog’s Garden Grew” and created doily-print hearts for the classroom tree. • Deborah Clanton’s 4-yearolds made volcanoes, entertained vegetable visitors and examined voting as part of a study of the letter V. • Sue VanDenAkker’s 4-year-olds sat under the table, went over and under an obstacle course and exam-
Elementary Schools Breakfast Monday: French Toast w/ Syrup, Chilled Peach Slices, Fruit Juice, Milk Tuesday: Biscuit w/ Ham, Fruit Cocktail, Milk Wednesday: Breakfast Bagel, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Corn Smokie, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Cereal, Graham Crackers, Fruit Juice, Milk Elementary Schools Lunch Monday: Chicken Patty Sandwich, Chicken Gumbo Over Rice, Tater Tots, Seasoned Cabbage, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Rosey Applesauce, Central Mississippi Cornbread, Fruit Juice, Milk Tuesday: Hamburger, Chef Salad, OvenBaked Potato Wedges, Broccoli & Cauliflower Polonaise, Tropical Fruit Mix, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Milk, Fruit Juice Wednesday: Beef Taco w/ Crispy Shell, Chicken & Dumplings, Corn On The Cob, Seasoned Cabbage, Field Peas, Grapes, Orange Halves, Chilled Peach Slices, Central Mississippi Cornbread, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Grilled Chicken Salad, Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce, Tossed Salad, California
• Top Accelerated Readers: K5 — Bram Booth, Braxton Kelley, Emily Phillipson and Kylee Westcott; first grade — Macey Bufkin, Madison Combs, Christian Lancaster, Olivia Masterson and Peyton Sikes; second grade — Sarah Beck, Jacob Braxton, Kyle Carney, Katie Davidson and Braden Lynn; fifth grade — Madilyn Carney, Gracie Felker, Kyle Guider and Taylor Rouch. • Elementary Students of the Month are first-grader Leah Simms, second-grader Kyle Carney, third-grader Hailie Baswell, fourth-grader Caitlyn Denley and fifthgrader Cameron Yocum.
Redwood • Pledge leaders for the week were Victoria Davenport, Watson Davenport, Theresa Hamilton, Lexus Fultz, Jaime Farris, Kyle Dupree, Zachary Hearn and Skyla Hearn. • Winners in the Corps of Engineers’ African-American History Month poster contest were Jordan Lee, first place; Christina Brooks, second place; and Mileena Slade, third place. • Sharonda Medina, of ProjectSync, spoke to all students about bullying. • Students with good behavior during activity classes were treated to a party. Students “visited” California and made their own Hollywood star for the Walk of Fame. They “searched” for gold on an obstacle course. • Students are working on books to be published with Student Treasures. Books can be purchased for $17.40; deadline to submit books and money is Tuesday.
Sherman Avenue • Rebecca Lancaster, art teacher, is helping students design original stamps that reflect historic February dates and events. • Parent volunteer coordinator Renee Styles helped librarian Rebecca Powers and library assistant Linda Switzer on a restructuring project. • Science Fair winners: zoology — Jayla Williams, first place; and Jonathan Nolan, second place; behavior and social science — Kaylee Hoeft, first place and best in show; health and medicine — Ashlyn Wright, first place; physics — Averianna Harris, first place; Rebecca Erekson, second place; KeMariyah Glasper, third place; and Ferdinand Glapion, honorable mention; biochemistry — Simran Patel, first place; Tyler Sanders, second place; and Antonica Jefferies, third place; earth, space and environmental sciences — David Medina, first place; Laraedo Kirby, second place; and Keithia Chiles, third place; chemistry — Chloe Cain, first place; Brianna Daughtry, second place; and Maurice King, third place; botany — Ariel Darden, first place; Morgan Fullwood, second place; and Syrilla Glapion, honorable mention; engineering, computers and math — Fre’Maria Segrest, first place; and Jeremy Davis, second place. • Sally Owen’s kindergartners made Martin Luther King Jr. portraits with construction paper and created large groundhogs. • Students attended Warren Central’s musical production of “The Wizard of Oz.”
Vicksburg Catholic • Sixth-graders who met Book It! goals for January were Kathryn Banks, Garrett Breithaupt, Hannah Cranfield, Victoria Daily, Justin Ehrgott, Abby Grant, Breanna Hasty, Michelle Howington, Madison Belle Pitzer, Grace Sudderth, London Continued on, Page B3.
Cabbage, Oven Fries, Banana Berry Blend, Pear Salad, Fresh Melon Cubes, Mexican Cornbread, Fruit Cobbler, Milk, Fruit Juice Wednesday: Chicken and Dumplings, Biscuits, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Philly Steak on Texas Toast, Chef Salad, Baked Potato, Southern Greens, Field Peas, Rosey Secondary Schools Breakfast Monday: Corn Smokie, Fruit Juice, Milk Applesauce, Fresh Bananas, Apple and Tuesday: Blueberry Mini Loaf, Fruit Juice, Milk Orange Wedges, Central Mississippi Wednesday: Breakfast Pizza, Fruit Juice, Milk Cornbread, Assorted Sherbert, Milk, Fruit Thursday: Biscuit w/ Sausage Patty, Fruit Juice, Juice Milk Thursday: Chicken Flatbread Sandwich, Burrito & Friday: Breakfast Burrito, Fruit Juice, Milk Chili Topping, Cheeseburger, Grilled Chicken Salad, Oven-Baked Potato Wedges, San Antonio Beans, Secondary Schools Lunch Monday: Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce, Carrot Sticks w/ Dip, Mandarin Fruit Cup, Calico Hamburger, BBQ Rib Sandwich, Tuna Salad Fruit, Fresh Kiwi Wedges, Frozen Cherry Apple Salad, Herbed Broccoli & Cauliflower, Raw Juice Bar, Milk, Fruit Juice Veggies w/ Dip, Oven-Baked Potato Wedges, Friday: Taco Salad, Chicken Tetrazzini, Chilled Pear Slices, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Grapes, Hamburger, Chef Salad, Oven-Baked Potato Whole Wheat Roll, Fruit Juice, Milk Tuesday: Chicken Nuggets, Ham and Cheese Wedges, California Veggies, Yam Patty, Fresh Kiwi Wedges, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Yeast Roll, On Bun, Fruit & Yogurt Plate, Mashed Potatoes, Black-eyed Peas, Seasoned Assorted Sherbert, Milk, Fruit Juice
Mixed Vegetables, Corn, Pear Slices, Tropical Fruit Mix, Texas Toast, Milk, Fruit Juice Friday: Chili Con Carne w/ Beans, Corn Dog, Tater Tots, Apple Delicious, Fresh Orange Smiles, Central Mississippi Cornbread, Chocolate Pudding, Milk, Fruit Juice
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school by school Continued from, Page B2. Varner, Elizabeth Wallace and Austin Willis. • To celebrate Catholic Schools Week, the school hosted an open house, honored teachers with a special lunch and invited military and pastors for lunch. Pastors from area churches were invited by students to attend Mass celebrated by Bishop Joseph Latino, Monsignor Patrick Farrell and the Rev. P.J. Curley. • Science Fair winners: Class I, biochemistry — May Spangler, first place; Hayden Jones, second place; and Cami Ghrigsby, third place; chemistry — Zane Monsour, first place; Anna Lamanilao, second place; and Ann DeRossette, third place; engineering, mathematics and computers — Caton Blackburn, first place; earth, space and environmental science — Donald Miller, first place; Sophia Hou, second place; Angelina Haddar, third place; Anna-Catherine Speights, fourth place; and Andy Jennings, fifth place; medicine and health — Parker Brown, first place; microbiology — Michael Chen, first place; physics — Madisyn Miller, first place; Jaleigh Ehrgott, second place; and Dorian Tuminello, third place; zoology — Coleman Verhine, first place and best of fair; and Benjamin Lobred, second place; Class II, behavioral and social sciences — Mary Peyton Peck, first place; Madison Willis, second place; Kaylee Wright, third place; Madeline Lee, fourth place; Tyler Easterling, fifth place; Anna Black, sixth
Hinds Community College Fall semester President’s list — Brandy Bedgood, Abby Beggs, Joshua Boyce, Ashlyn Brown, Priscilla Carey, Kristina Carroll, David Chaney, Kurt Cooksey, Princess Cooper, Valentina Diggs, Logan Dixon, Penny Downey, Cheryl Gill, Kenneth Grogan III, Eric Hamby, Precious Hampton, Amber Hargrove, Jennifer Hawthorne, Grady Holley Jr., Harley Hollowell, Olivia King, Alfred Lassiter Jr., Vipulkmar Meghat, Angelia Osborne, Catelyn Park, Sonika Patel, Bobby Perry, Candice Pettway, Joshua Price, Byron Sherwin, Reginald Sims, Caleb Smith, Richard Smith Jr., David Stinson, Larissa Stinson, Melissa Stockton, Andre Talbert, Samantha Tarver, Glen Waters, Joseph Watson, Mary Whitehead, Katrina Williams, Jermaine Wince and Albert Winschel II. Dean’s list — Angela Abernathy, Shanequa Adams, Heather Ainsworth Tonya Anderson, William Andress, Lauren Bailey, Ashlee Barber, Alfred Barnes, Elizabeth Barnes, Danny Baskin, Candis Beard, William Beard, Natasha Bennett, Lindsey Bradley, Dustin Brown, Yolanda Brown, Justin Bufkin, Kelly Bufkin, Stanley Bufkin, Shada Bunch, Lavette Burnham, Keith Carter, Michael Chester, Kenya Cobbs, Romona Cole, Jessica Collins, Jazmin Colon, Konola Conley, Shayla Connor, Aisha Cooper, Stephanie Cox-Engler, Brittany Creekmore, Taylor Ditto, Naomi Drake, James Edwards, Joshua Emfinger, Melissa Falls, Erin Farrell, Melissa Ferrington, Deron Ford, Geron Ford, Brian Fowler, Sarah Franco, Nina Ga-As, Rebecca Galey, Alexis Graves, Emie Gray, Deborah Gunn, Cindy Higgins, Jennifer Hoover, Ryan Hoxie, Chandler Jackson, Freteshia Johnson, David Jones, Amanda Jordan, Stacy Keathley, Bradley King, Natalie Kuchman, Victoria Langdon, Joshua Lawrence, Julia Lee, Steffany Lewis, Marcus London, Sophia Lott, Jessica Lynch, Nicholas Mason, Michael McGee, Carrie Mitchell, Linda Mitchell, Samantha
place; and Adrienne Eckstein and Madison Powell, honorable mention; biochemistry — Sarah Pierce, first place; Collin Magoun, second place; Austin Willis, third place; Maddie Stokes, fourth place; David Osburn, fifth place; Alexis Varner, sixth place; Jeff McMillin, honorable mention; botany — Victoria Gong, first place; Jake Pierce, second place; Ashton Jones, third place; Kaleb Vessell, fourth place; Landon Middleton, fifth place; Claire Jamison, sixth place; and Brantlee Richards, honorable mention; chemistry — Elizabeth Wallace, first place; Cole Yearwood, second place; Madison Belle Pitzer, third place; Caleb Larsen, fourth place; Natalie Jones, fifth place; and Sean Simpson, sixth place; earth, space and environmental science — Anna Gatling, first place; Carson Collier, second place; Ryan Jarrett, third place; Emily Wallace, fourth place; Ryan Theriot, fifth place; and Elise Piazza, sixth place; engineering, mathematics and computers — Kate Shelton, first place; Sean Daily, second place; and Slade Kingston-Miles, third place; medicine and health — Anne Piazza, first place; Lee Hanks, second place; Andrew Ulmer, third place; Connor Bottin, fourth place; Xian Mae Hadia, fifth place; Eden Engler, sixth place; and Townsend Derivaux, honorable mention; microbiology — Grace Sudderth, first place; Alexa Jeffers, second place; Mattie Derivaux, third place; Sarah Thomas, fourth place; Kennedy Monsour, fifth place; Parker Kelly, sixth
place; and Katie Waring, honorable mention; physics — Ben Brown, first place; Elizabeth Sanchez, second place; Justin Ehrgott, third place; Josh Collins, fourth place; Chandler Roesch, fifth place; Drew Griffith, sixth place; and Jack Dowe, honorable mention; zoology — Abbie Bell, first place; Garrett Vincent, second place; Carter McElroy, third place; Emme Connell, fourth place; and Caroline Simrall, fifth place.
Moore, Brady Morgan, Christie Morgan, Yolanda Morrow, Crystal Pettway, Deshay Pierce, Glenda Powell, William Quimby Jr., Callie Rankin, Jerry Reed, Raymond Reed, Sylvester Ricks Jr., Bradley Robinson, John Rogan, Micha Ross, Kacey Sciple, Starlytte Sellars, Amanda Shoopman, Jerre Sims, Ashley Sisney, Leslie Skipworth, Dana Smith, Marilyn Smith, Vanessa Smithhart-Shiers, Brenda Stamps, Jonah Steele, Shelley Stevens, Monique Stevenson, April Stokes, Brittney Storey, Gregory Taylor, Samantha Tello, Rebecca Traylor, Jarvis Turner, Haley Vanderford, Collin Vaughan, Nicole Vera, Rebecca Vines, Clarissa Walker, Deidra Walker, Katherine Wallace, Monique Ware, Schamelia Ware, Aliceson Washington, Cortrina Watts, Adam Weast, Alicia Weathersby, Kyley Wells, Mandy White, Lauren Wiles, Vincent Wilkes, Justin Williams, Lesa Wilson, James Wipperling and Lacy Woodruff.
Karan Dhawan, Amy Dixon, Sean East, Brekyra Fisher, Deyannah Flowers, Tanner Gardner, Kelle Griffith, Jamayra James, Iris Jones, Jarred Jones, Justin Jones, Isaiah Knight, Andrew Lanier, Imani McDonald, Ashley Meredith, Elishua Monroe, Aja Nelson, Tae’lor Nelson, Vikas Patel, Ishmael Pendleton, Cheryl Rayfield, Brooke Rigsby, Daniel Roach, Ariana Russell, Merfat Saleh, Kori Screws, Ruddie Shears, De’Arimus Smith, Tyler Smith, Mercedes Taylor, Kiana Thomas, Alexis Thompson, Justice Walker, Austin Warren, Billy Watson, Courtney Whitehead, Caroline Williams and Darbie Woods. First semester Seventh grade: All A’s — Destiny Allen, Marshall Banks, Keiyana Gaskin, Raven Ross, Rikaiyah Winters and Ronni Wolfe; A/B roll — Dierius Abby, Haley Adams, Edward Auttonberry, Justin Bell, Akia Brown, Antonio Brown, Infanee Claiborne, Zachary Coomes, De’Andre Davis, Dustin Edleston, Hannah Emerson, JaDarius Flagg, Christopher Harden, Raven Harper, Dylan Hasty, Elexis Hicks, Elishia Howard, Britteny Jenkins, Nicholas Johnson, Euril Jones, Larry Jones, Monique Jones, Larry Jordan, Naomi LeBlanc, Donyea Lyons, Makala McKay, Joshua Miles, Ashley Moore, Ty’Mesha Nabors, Caroline Nation, Caroline Nelson, Olivia Oakes, Kyle Parrish, Jessica Parson, Yolanda Parson, Ke’Andrea Ringold, Amber Sanders, Evgeniya Shulga, DeWayne Sims, Keshonda Smith, Isaiah Spencer, Na’Keia Stewart, Leiana Thornell, Vidal Thuha, Tyler Treubel, Darius Tucker, Demetris Valentine, Jamison Watson, Jasmine Watson, Jacklyn West, Francesca Williams and Micha Williams. Eighth grade: All A’s — Elizabeth Bufkin, Karan Dhawan, Amy Dixon, Andrew Lanier, Lee Middleton, Austin Neihaus, Ishmael Pendleton, De’Arimus Smith, Tyler Smith, Austin Warren and Caroline Williams; A/B roll — Ruby Alexander, Ke’Aubrey Clark, Jourdaine Daffron, Torey Daniels, Rishard Dee, Kajal Dhawan, Sean East, Nathan Fox, Andrielle Green, Kelle
Vicksburg Junior High Second nine weeks Seventh grade: All A’s — Marshall Banks, Keiyana Gaskin, Olivia Oakes, RiKaiyah Winters and Ronni Wolfe; A/B roll — Dierius Abby, Destiny Allen, Edward Auttonberry, Justin Bell, Peyton Coleman, Zachary Coomes, Charity Davis, DeAndre Davis, Hannah Emerson, JaDarius Flagg, Christopher Harden, Raven Harper, Dylan Hasty, Elexis Hicks, Elishia Howard, Brittany Jenkins, Larry Jones, Monique Jones, Larry Jordan, James Juve, Makala McKay, Ashley Moore, Ty’Mesha Nabors, Caroline Nelson, Jessica Parson, Yolanda Parson, Ke’Andrea Ringold, Raven Ross, Amber Sanders, DeWayne Sims, Na’Keia Stewart, Leiana Thornell, Tyler Treubel, Darius Tucker, Jamison Watson, Jasmine Watson, Anisleigh Williams, Micha Williams, Spirionica Williams and DeShun Younger. Eighth grade: All A’s — Elizabeth Bufkin, Lee Middleton and Austin Neihaus; A/B roll — Ruby Alexander, Trena Benard, Ke’Aubrey Clark, Jourdaine Daffron, Rishard Dee, Kajal Dhawan,
Vicksburg High • Mu Alpha Theta inductees were Eric Alipoe, Gabriel Bufkin, Jonesha Burks, Markeith Burks, Tiffany Carroll, Chelcie Chambers, Bailey Coomes, Erin Dunaway, Jessica Friley, NaMonté Gaines, Alexa Green, Jazzlyn Harris, Tabitha Hayden, Melodie Jackson, Daniel Kees, Stephanie Lemus, Victoria Lewis, Rachel Lynch, Corey Mahoney, Kayla Menzel, Heather Middleton, Jala Morrow, Tiana Nelson, Zalak Patel, Valerie Pugh, Taneka Shelley, Aleeshah Smith, Alexis Stevenson, Erin Stirgus, Sha’Kyra Thomas, Erica Williams, Kiaria Wilson and Kendra Wright. • Students may purchase a heart for 25 cents for a favorite teacher as part of the Student Council Valentine contest in which the winner will wear a VHS Valentine costume. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Shelter.
Vicksburg Intermediate • Pledge leaders for the
week were Dontae Hedrick, Hayden Hughes, T’aniyah Dixon and Kolby Brown. • Winners in the Corps of Engineers’ African-American History Month poster contest were: grades K-4 — Viraj Patel, first place; Katreese Wilkerson, second place; and Crystal Albert, third place; grades 5-6 — James Thomas, first place; Alexis Linzy, second place; and Destiny Morgan, third place. They will participate in an awards ceremony at 9 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Vicksburg District’s multipurpose conference room and will be recognized at the Vicksburg Warren School District board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 17. • Fifth- and sixth-grade Valentine dance is rescheduled for 6-9 p.m. Friday. Cost is $5; VIS students only may attend. Attire is Sunday best. • Reading/language arts consultant Felicia Johnson is working with staff members to implement instructional strategies to improve MCT2 test scores. • Gator Read Night will be 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. Thirdgrade parents will discuss strategies with instructors.
Vicksburg Junior High • Chris Williams’ U.S. history Class of the Month members are DeQuesha Anderson, Shequille Bracey, Steven Carter, Micah Coffee, Louis Dunbar, Diara Henderson, Troy Jarrett, Ashley Meredith, Robert Moak, Austin Neihaus, Daja Parson, Taylor Powers, Gabriante Riley, Justin Selvy, Dylan Silverthorne, Brian Smith, Wanesha Smith, Michael
Sorrells, Marcus Tatum, Mercedes Taylor, Caroline Williams, Darrius Williams and Tyler Jones. • Chris Williams’ Star Students of the Month are Robert Moak, Vikas Patel, Morgan Trest, Brekeya Fisher and Darbie Woods. • Chris Williams’ local cultures students are taking part in an interactive study of the Mississippi River and music originating on its banks.
to parents Monday. • Due to inclement weather, progress reports will be distributed this week. • Choir students of Ruby Regan attended Warren Central’s musical performance on Monday.
• Eighth-grade honors U.S. History students of Shelia Hudspeth, Herman Biedenharn and Paige Pratt visited the State Capitol and Governor’s Mansion in Jackson. Students observed the opening of a Senate meeting and toured the mansion. • Grades will be uploaded Friday. • A newsletter was e-mailed
• Fifth- and sixth-grade Individual Student Treasure books are for sale through classroom teachers. Younger classes created Treasure books for sale. • Full-color 2011 yearbooks are for sale for $10 each. Money may be submitted to the office in an envelope labeled with the student’s name and homeroom teacher. • Sharonda Medina spoke to students about bullying prevention. • Pledge and creed leaders for January were Austin Berryhill, Amiah Barnett, RaShaad Carter, Kristin Cobbs, Amari Davis, Abraham Delgado, Megan Edwards, Daniel Fernandez, Breydon Beck, Mikey Harrell, Adria Burks, Haily Carraway, Briniya Burks, Janae Cosby, Amanda DeRousse, Tavi Edwards, Jeremy Beall, Shamira Banks, Michaela Franklin, Dyamonde Joyner, Z’Kariah Lewis, Cheyenne McCullough, Kingston Nicholas, Shamiya Nix, Kendall Parson, Michyla Redden, Terri’Aunce Edwards, Kennadi Holmes, Myra Jones, Sarah Koestler, Alex Martin, Deion’drick O’Neal, Kerri McGee, Camyah Ringo, Ariel Williams, Cam’Ron Williams, Carlos Rollins and Khalia Ross.
edith, Elishua Monroe, Aja Nelson, Tae’lor Nelson, Vikas Patel, Cheryl Rayfield, Brooke Rigsby, Daniel Roach, Merfat Saleh, Kori Screws, Ruddie Shears, Mercedes
Taylor, Kiana Thomas, Alexis Thompson, Billy Watson, Erika Wheeler, Adrianne White, Courtney Whitehead, Marcus Williams and Darbie Woods.
Warren Central High • Students caught doing something good were Kimberly Loving, Jessie Fielder, Lonnie Means and Willette Strong. • Staff Members of the Week were Tamika Billings and Chrissy Brewer.
Warren Central Intermediate • Yearbooks, $12, are on sale until March 11. • Art classes created Civil Rights Movement newspapers. • LaTezeon Humphrey’s class was named special area Star Class of the Week.
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Scouts to serve up pancakes Feb. 26 The annual pancake supper hosted by Boy Scouts Troop 7 will be Feb. 26. Plates will be served from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Fisher Ferry Road. For ticket information, call the KC Hall at 601-636-8372
KC fish fry will aid Haven House shelter The Knights of Columbus annual fish fry is set for March 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Fried or grilled catfish and the trimmings will be $8 at the KC Hall on Fisher Ferry Road. Proceeds will benefit Haven House Family Shelter. Also on the calendar: • Vicksburg Kiwanis 17th annual Chili Feast — 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Purks Y off East Clay Street; $6 platters with chili and cheese, salad, crackers, dessert and tea for dine in; lunch delivery for 10 or more; 601-218-1754. • 51st annual Lebanese Dinner — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Feb. 28 at St. George Orthodox Church on Washington Street; $10 for cabbage rolls, kibbee, Lebanese green beans and tabooli; pastries for sale; 601-636-2483.
this week’s recipe
Q u i c k Tr i p l e - g a r l i c Fettuccine An easy Valentine’s Day recipe from AP food editor J.M. Hirsch •
Quick Triple-garlic Fettuccine 8 ounces fettuccine pasta 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened 1 tablespoon garlic powder 4 large cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon chili paste (hot sauce can be substituted) 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced Bring a large saucepan of well-salted (about 1 tablespoon of kosher salt) water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook. Reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking water, then drain the pasta, return it to the saucepan and set aside. While the pasta cooks, in a small bowl, mix butter and garlic powder. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt half the garlic butter. When the butter is just sizzling, add half the minced fresh garlic. Sauté for 30 seconds, or until it just barely begins to brown. Remove from heat and set aside. Add the remaining garlic powder-butter blend, the sautéed garlic and any butter in the skillet, and the chili paste to the pasta and toss until the butter is melted. Add all but 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan and toss until melted and smooth. While tossing, add about 2 tablespoons of the reserved pasta cooking water and toss until smooth. Divide the pasta between 2 serving plates, then top each with diced tomatoes and the reserved Parmesan.
3 courses to sweep them off their feet By The Associated Press In many cultures, rosemary has a long history as an aphrodisiac, an herb with the power to keep fidelity and love strong. So why not tap that history to grow a little romance of your own on Valentine’s Day? This three-course meal isn’t speedy, but the effort will win you the admiration of your love. Start by making the Pots de Creme (the recipe makes an extra two servings in case you’re craving more chocolate later) to give them plenty of time to chill. Then get all your ingredients organized and prepped. Everything else will go together without too much trouble.
Cream of Cauliflower and Rosemary Soup Start to finish: 20 minutes Servings: 2 1 tablespoon butter 1 shallot, chopped 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely minced 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 cup milk 1/2 cup heavy cream 12 ounces frozen cauliflower, thawed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper Rosemary olive oil or other herbed oil, to drizzle In a medium saucepan over medium-high, melt the butter. Add the shallot and rosemary and sauté until the shallot is tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the flour and stir to coat. Cook for another minute, then whisk in the milk and cream. Add the cauliflower, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the cauliflower is very soft and the mixture has thickened.
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Rosemary Seared Tenderloin with Honeyed Sweet Potato and Blue Cheese Green Beans with Cream of Cauliflower and Rosemary Soup and Milk Chocolate Rosemary Pots de Creme Using an immersion blender or working in batches in a regular blender, purée the mixture until very smooth. Adjust the seasoning with additional salt and pepper, if needed. Finish with a drizzle of rosemary oil.
Rosemary Seared Tenderloin Start to finish: 45 minutes Servings: 2 For the sweet potato: 2 medium or 1 large sweet
potato 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper For the tenderloin: 1 pound tenderloin or 2 beef
tenderloin steaks 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely minced 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon vegetable or See Rosemary, Page C2.
Vegetarians can feel the love, too By The Associated Press
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Spicy Moroccan soup, South African bobotie, lentil curry from Nepal, even Mexican burritos. When you’re looking to cook up some vegetarian romance, the world’s cuisines offer plenty of ways to stimulate the senses. “It’s a lovely way to do it, especially if you’ve been somewhere and you want to re-create a magical moment,” says Troth Wells, author of “One World Vegetarian Cookbook” (Interlink, 2011). Oysters and steak with bearnaise have long been
the standard for “romantic” meals, but Wells says the inherent sensuality of vegetables will tickle the senses without leaving you too full to frolic later. “There’s such an array of colors and shapes that you can put on your plate,” she says. For Valentine’s Day, try an orange vegetable bake, full of sweet potatoes, pumpkin, carrots and red peppers. And then there are the spices. Considered aphrodisiacs by many ancient cultures, spices such as nutmeg are said to increase amorous function. Chili releases endorphins, while cinna-
mon, cardamom and cloves have been considered erotic scents. Start the evening with Moroccan olives infused with nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon and chili, then move to a main dish of Nepalese lentils spiked with ginger and turmeric. For dessert, Colombian hot chocolate infused with fresh ginger and green chilies combines the sensuality of chocolate with the fire of spices. “There are a lot of things about these that stimulate not only the palate, but the See Veggie, Page C2.
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Sweets for your sweetie
Make your baby do back flips with this upside-down cake By The Associated Press Sometimes on Valentineâ€™s Day the most romantic thing to do is something unexpected. Upside-down cakes are the baking worldâ€™s version of this kind of whimsy.
Cocoa-Mango Upside-down Cake 1 medium mango 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1 tablespoon honey or corn syrup 2 tablespoons butter 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup canola oil 1 large egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup apricot preserves, strained 2 tablespoons chopped macadamia nuts or almonds Place a rack in lower third of oven. Heat to 350. Set a baking sheet on the bottom of the oven to catch any drips. With a paring knife or sharp vegetable peeler, remove the skin from the mango. Slice along the flat central pit to remove the flesh from each
side in one large piece. Slice each piece lengthwise into long, thin slices. Set aside. In a small saucepan over medium, combine the brown sugar, honey or corn syrup, and the butter. Stir until the mixture is bubbling. Immediately pour it into an 8-inch round cake pan, spreading the mixture evenly over the bottom. Arrange the slices of mango in a spiral pattern over the sugar-butter mixture. Set a mesh strainer over a large bowl. Add the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, ginger and salt, then sift them into the bowl. Add the buttermilk, oil, egg and vanilla. Using an electric mixer, beat
the mixture on low just until combined. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes longer. Pour the batter over the mango. Bake 45 to 55 minutes, or until a skewer inserted at the center comes clean. Run a knife around the edge of the cake to release it. Invert a serving plate over the cake. Turn both cake and plate over again, letting the cake fall out of the pan onto the plate. Replace any fruit that sticks. In a small saucepan, heat the preserves until bubbling. Brush over the top of the cake. Sprinkle the chopped nuts around the edge of the cake to garnish.
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Try something new: Create a trio of truffles for your main squeeze By The Associated Press
briefly between your hands to smooth, then roll each in the crushed cookies until coated. To store, refrigerate the truffles in an airtight container.
Anyone can buy chocolates for Valentineâ€™s Day. But how about really putting your love on the line and making them? Turns out anyone can do that, too. Because making chocolates â€” or at least this trio of fancy chocolate truffles â€” is so simple you wonâ€™t need to labor for your love. Or if you really want to turn on the magic, consider making these truffles with your loved one.
White Chocolate-Sour Cream Cookie Truffles Start to finish: 1 hour (plus chilling) Makes 24 truffles 12 ounces white chocolate bits 1/2 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup crushed chocolate wafer cookies, for rolling In a medium bowl, melt the chocolate bits by microwaving
Honey Pistachio Truffles
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Truffles, from left, White Chocolate-Sour Cream Cookie, Honey-Pistachio and Strawberry-Mint on high for 20 seconds, stirring and repeating until smooth and melted. In a small microwave-safe bowl, stir together the sour cream and vanilla. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, or until just warm. Stir the sour cream mixture into the melted chocolate until smooth. Microwave
for an additional 30 seconds, if needed. Refrigerate until chilled and firm, at least 2 hours or overnight. Once the mixture is firm, place the crushed cookies in a wide, shallow bowl. Use a teaspoon, melon-baller or small cookie scoop to scoop it into balls. Roll each ball
Start to finish: 1 hour (plus chilling) Makes 24 truffles 3/4 cup heavy cream 3 tablespoons honey 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate bits 1/2 teaspoon pistachio or almond extract 1 cup crushed pistachios, for rolling In a medium microwavesafe dish, whisk together the cream and honey. Microwave on high until bubbling, about 1 1/2 minutes. Add the chocolate bits and wait 2 minutes. Stir gently until thoroughly combined and the chocolate has melted. If needed, microwave an additional 20 seconds to finish
melting the chocolate. Stir in the extract, then refrigerate until chilled and firm, at least 2 hours or overnight. Once the mixture is firm, place the pistachios in a wide, shallow bowl. Use a teaspoon, melon-baller or small cookie scoop to scoop it into balls. Roll each ball briefly between your hands to smooth, then roll each in the pistachios until coated. To store, refrigerate the truffles in an airtight container.
Strawberry Mint Truffles Start to finish: 1 hour (plus chilling) Makes 30 truffles 16-ounce container fresh strawberries, roughly chopped 2 tablespoons sugar 3 tablespoons minced fresh mint leaves 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 14 ounces semi-sweet chocolate bits Cocoa powder, for rolling
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the strawberries and sugar. Heat until the strawberries are broken down and juicy, about 6 to 8 minutes. Pour into a blender, then add the mint leaves and butter. Blend until smooth. Place the chocolate in a medium heat-safe bowl. Strain the hot strawberry mixture over the chocolate through a fine mesh strainer; discard the solids. Stir gently to combine until all the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Refrigerate until chilled and firm, at least 2 hours or overnight. Once the mixture is firm, place the cocoa powder in a wide, shallow bowl. Use a teaspoon, melon-baller or small cookie scoop to scoop it into balls. Roll each ball briefly between your hands to smooth, then roll each in the cocoa powder until coated. To store, refrigerate the truffles in an airtight container.
Rosemary Continued from Page C1. canola oil For the green beans: 8 ounces trimmed green beans 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese (such as Gorgonzola) Salt and ground black pepper, to taste 3 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds (optional) Heat the oven to 350. Prick the sweet potato all over with a fork. Microwave on high for 5 to 6 minutes, or until completely tender. Allow to cool slightly. Peel the sweet potato and mash it in a small bowl. Mix in the butter, honey, salt and pepper. Cover the bowl with foil and place in the oven to keep warm. If not already done, cut the tenderloin into 2 steaks. Rub the salt and rosemary all over the meat. In a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high, heat the butter and oil until the butter is melted. Sear the steaks on each side until well-browned, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Place the skillet in the oven and cook until the steaks reach a temperature of 125 at the center. Remove from the oven, cover with foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes. While the steaks rest, pre-
'" - - * / - 0 7 & 8 * 5 ) % * " . 0 / % + " $ , 4 pare the green beans. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Add the beans and cover. Boil until bright green and just tender, about 3 minutes. Drain the beans, then transfer to a bowl. Add the blue cheese, salt and pepper, then toss well. Place half the sweet potato, a steak and half the beans on each serving plate. Garnish the beans with the almonds.
Milk Chocolate Rosemary Pots de Creme Start to finish: 1 hour 40 minutes, plus chilling (15 minutes active) Servings: 4 1 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup milk 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped 1/4 teaspoon orange zest 3 egg yolks 2 tablespoons sugar 3 ounces milk chocolate bits Whipped cream, to serve In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the cream, milk, rosemary and orange zest. Bring to a simmer, then turn off the heat and cover. Allow the mixture to steep for 30 minutes.
Toward the end of steeping, heat the oven to 325. Set 4 small ramekins (about 4 ounces each) inside a 9-by-9inch baking pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and the sugar. Turn on the heat under the cream mixture to medium. When the liquid is just steaming, remove it from the heat. While continuously whisking the egg mixture, dribble the warm cream mixture very slowly and just a little at a time into the egg yolks. Add the milk chocolate and whisk until melted. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the mixture into a liquid measuring cup with a pouring spout. Discard any solids. Carefully pour the liquid into the ramekins. Pour hot water into the outer pan to come half way up the sides of the ramekins, making sure not to get any water in the ramekins. Place the pan in the oven and cover loosely with foil. Bake until set and the centers just barely jiggle, about 55 to 65 minutes. Remove the ramekins from the water and chill until completely cold, at least 2 hours. Serve topped with a dollop of whipped cream.
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