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2009 queen would ‘do it all over again’

By Steve Sanoski

By Manivanh Chanprasith

Anna Tadlock’s reign as Miss Mississippi 2009 will end tonight, and now she’s looking forward to the next chapter in her life. “If I could do it all over again, I think I would,” said the 24-year-old from Brandon who will crown a winner in a live, 8 p.m. televised broadcast from Vicksburg Convention Center. “It’s a little bittersweet, and even though I’m sad to give it up, I’m excited for whoever gets the opportunity (next).” Tadlock, who competed last year as Miss New South, said community service has been the highlight of her Miss Mississippi experience — “specifically the health programs that we did this spring.” As part of her reign, she was the spokesman for “R U N 2 HLTH?,” the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians’ youth health campaign, and visited 20 elementary and junior high schools across the state to encourage exercise and healthy eating. “In total, we reached about 6,000 kids,” she said. The campaign was an extension of Tadlock’s personal platSee Queen, Page A7.

At the request of Thomas “Barry” Graham’s attorney, the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Friday fired the former TV23 director accused of using city funds to purchase approximately $25,000 to $30,000 of audio equipment for himself. Graham, also a former member of popular Vicksburg band The Chill, had been suspended without pay since Oct. 5, five days after police seized speakers, amplifiers, microphones, a lighting system and CDs from his Goodrum Road home. Attorney Mack Varner said Friday the request for a change in Graham’s employment status was made so his client can pursue retirement benefits he had accumulated over his five years with the city. Graham has not been charged with a crime. “Before he could pursue

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david jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Miss Mississippi 2009 Anna Tadlock

By Manivanh Chanprasith

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See Graham, Page A7.

Hinds president’s wife killed in one-car wreck

2 take swimwear, 1 wins talent ahead of tonight’s crowning A tie in swimwear and a single win in talent Friday rounded out the third and final night of Miss Mississippi preliminary competition. A new queen will be crowned tonight. Taking top honors in swimwear were Miss Rankin County-Southwest Megan Miller, 19, of McComb, and Miss Spirit of the South Jill Duckworth, 21, of Clinton. The talent winner was Miss Delta Blues Caitlyn Smith, 21, of Columbus. Miller and Duckworth each received a $200 cash scholarship; Smith, $300. Miller, a second-year contestant, also tied for a talent win Wednesday night, during the first round of preliminary competition. “I’m a lot more confident

those benefits he had to be officially terminated,” Varner said. While Warren County District AttorBarry ney Ricky Graham Smith said he is readying Graham’s embezzlement case for the July 26 grand jury, Varner said he anticipates a plea deal will be reached beforehand. “They’ve made an offer that we think we’re going to accept,” Varner said. “I think all that will happen before the grand jury.” Mayor Paul Winfield said he hopes any plea deal for Graham will involve a felony conviction that will require him to pay back any misused city funds. “We have zero tolerance for employee theft, and the amount that he’s accused of stealing is a felony,” the

Vashti Muse, the wife of Hinds Community College President Vernon Clyde Muse and a faculty member who won praise for the values she instilled in students, was killed in a one-car wreck on U.S. 49 Friday afternoon, the school announced. Muse, 76, was in a southbound Ford Crown Victoria driven by her husband on the way to the annual meeting of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges trustees meeting in Biloxi, the college said. “Ms. Vashti was a wonderful, much-loved lady,” Dr. Eric Clark, executive direc-

Vashti Muse

tor of the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges, said in a statement Friday afternoon. “She will be missed more than we

can say.” The wreck occurred about 12:30 near Carnes, south of Hattiesburg. “It appeared (Clyde Muse) fell asleep,” said Todd Miller, public information officer for Troop J of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol. “He See Wreck, Page A7.

New cap could contain Gulf oil leak by Monday By The Associated Press

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Miss Delta Blues Caitlyn Miss Rankin County-Southwest Megan Miller, left, and Miss Smith took talent Friday Spirit of the South Jill Duckworth tied in swimsuit. night.

WEATHER Today: Chance of rain; high of 92 Tonight: Partly cloudy; low of 73 Mississippi River Friday:

33.5 feet No change Flood stage: 43 feet



1919: President Woodrow Wilson personally delivers the Treaty of Versailles to the Senate, and urges its ratification. (However, the Senate rejected it.) 1929: American paper currency is reduced in size as the government begins issuing bills that are approximately 25

percent smaller. 1973: The Bahamas becomes fully independent after three centuries of British colonial rule. 1985: Bowing to pressure from irate customers, the Coca-Cola Co. says it will resume selling old-formula Coke, while continuing to sell New Coke.

NEW ORLEANS — The BP oil leak could be completely contained as early as Monday if a new, tighter cap can be fitted over the blown-out well, the government official in charge of the crisis said Friday in some of the most encouraging news to come out of the Gulf in the 2 1/2 months since the disaster struck. If the project planned to begin this weekend is suc-

cessful, it would simply mean no more oil would escape to foul the Gulf of Mexico. The well would still be busted and leaking — workers would just funnel what comes out of it to tankers at the surface. The hope for a permanent solution remains with two relief wells intended to plug it completely far beneath the seafloor. “I use the word ‘contained,”’ said retired Coast See Oil, Page A7.




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Ashanti Warfield, 12, the son of Michael and Diane Warfield, receives an award for academic excellence from Cheryl Kariuki, director of Vicksburg’s Alcorn State University office, during a ceremony Friday honoring participants of the Sum-

State to dole out storm shelter grants Residents in 13 Mississippi counties affected by springtime tornadoes and flooding who build their own storm shelters may recover some of the cost through another round of “safe room” grants. Those affected by the severe weather April 24 and May 1 in Alcorn, Attala, Benton, Choctaw, Holmes, Lafayette, Monroe, Oktibbeha, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union, Warren and Yazoo counties may be reimbursed up to 75 percent of the cost of a small, windowless room if built to FEMA criteria.


from staff reports Building costs cannot exceed $4,000, a release from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said. Reimbursements are funded by FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Mississippi launched safe room programs in 2001 after a series of tornadoes and severe weather similar to this year’s storms. The April 24 tornado killed 10 people in the state, with four in Yazoo County.

A Vicksburg woman was arrested at her home Friday on three felony charges. At 1:40 p.m., police charged Tamisha Stowers, 30, 128 Village Drive, in a residential burglary, aggravated assault and armed robbery that was reported at 7:45 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of Howard Street, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. The victim, a 74-year-old man, told police a woman and three men entered his home, hit him with a pistol and took $3,000 and a watch, Stewart


from staff reports said. Stowers was in the Warren County Jail without bond pending an initial court appearance. More arrests are expected, Stewart said.

Strong-arm robbery reported by walker A pedestrian reported a strong-arm robbery early Friday at First North and Classified ads or to report classified billing problems: Post photographers: Church news and church briefs: Sports news: News about youth and releases from colleges and schools:

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Old bridge repairs to begin Monday Work is expected to begin Monday to repair cracks and re-anchor beams above a support pier on the old U.S. 80 bridge across the Mississippi River. Bridge superintendent Herman Smith said

Shiloh Contractors Inc. was awarded a $637,754 bid June 16 to perform the work as part of an emergency declaration in March by the Vicksburg Bridge Commission. The firm will repair a cracked easterly floor beam and corroded cover plate above pier 5 and disjointed girders above a shorter concrete pier on the Louisiana side. The five-member bridge oversight panel is expected to discuss its budget for 201011 on Wednesday.

Jackson streets, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. The victim, a woman, told police two men, ages 17 to 20, in a black Chevrolet 1500 pickup, stopped near her about 5 a.m. She said one exited the truck and grabbed her purse, Stewart said, then the two drove off while she was attempting to hold on to the handbag. The woman was taken to River Region Medical Center with arm and shoulder injuries, Stewart said. But a hospital spokesman, Allen Karel,

said there was no record of the woman being admitted.

Break-in reported at hot dog stand A break-in was reported at 11:22 Friday morning at an eatery on Openwood Street, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Nothing was reported missing from Mamma’s Hot Dog Stand, 1209 Openwood St., he said.

Four sentenced in Warren, Sharkey courtrooms In Warren County Circuit Court for the week ending Friday: • Bruce E. Lewis, 51, 251 Whatley Hollow Road, pleaded guilty to possession of precursor substances and was sentenced by Judge Isadore Patrick to eight years in prison followed by five years of probation, plus $3,122.50 in fines and court costs. Lewis was arrested Jan. 26, 2009. • Justin Ray White, 24, 106 Meadowbrook Drive,

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pleaded guilty to possession of precursor substances with intent to manufacture a controlled substance and was sentenced by Patrick to the Ninth Circuit Court Drug Court Program for a period not to exceed five years, plus $2,622.50 in fines and costs. White must also obtain his GED within one year. He was

arrested Jan. 3. In Sharkey County Circuit Court for the week ending Friday: • Anthony Singleton, 35, no street address available, Pantherburn, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced by Patrick to two years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections Intensive Supervision Program (house arrest) followed by five years of probation, plus $2,322.50

in fines and costs. Singleton was arrested April 1, 2009. • Ronald Scott Windham, 37, 9614 Holly Bluff RoadMississippi 16, Holly Bluff, pleaded guilty to possession of precursor chemicals and was sentenced by Patrick to Drug Court for a period not to exceed five years, plus $2,322.50 in fines and costs. Windham was arrested April 10.

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mer “Splan-tastic” Enrichment Program. The Rev. Troy Truly, left, of Truly Ministries Inc., started the program for youths ages 9 to 16 five years ago. This year, 24 participated.

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PUBLIC PROGRams 100% Narcotics Anonymous Recovery Group — 7 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays, noon Wednesdays; Nate G., 731-460-9546; 1220 Clay St. Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601-4151742; evening, Jackie G., 601638-8456 or 601-415-3345. Overeaters Anonymous —

Meetings will resume July 19; 5:30-630 p.m. Mondays;; 1315 Adams St.

CLUBS Rosa A. Temple All Students — Reunion planning meeting, 3 today; Bethel A.M.E. Church, 805 Monroe St.; 601-634-0791 or 601-638-2898. Rose of Sharon No. 24 — 4 today, Masonic Hall. Levi’s — A Gathering Place, 7-10 tonight, music by Wright Road Band; donations appreciated. Blue Note Music Club Dance — 9-1 tonight, in honor of Hank Jones and Willie Dixon; The Hut, 1315 Main St. Rosa A. Temple Class of 1970 — 8 p.m. Sunday, farewell dance; $5; The Hut. Vicksburg Catholic School — 11 a.m. Monday; 150th Celebration meeting; Courtyard

Marriott. Salvation Women’s Auxiliary — Noon Monday; bring grocery bags for thrift shop; lunch, $6; Citadel, 530 Mission 66. NAACP — Executive board meeting, 6 p.m. Monday; regular members meeting, 7; 923 Walnut St. VFW 2572 — 6-6:30 p.m. Monday; monthly meeting; 1918 Washington St. 412th Theater Engineer Command — 7 a.m. Tuesday; no-host alumni breakfast; Shoney’s. Vicksburg/West Central MS AARP Chapter 4967 — 10 a.m. Tuesday; Barbara J. Tolliver, United Way executive director, speaker; Senior Center. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday; David Martin, Trustmark wealth management, speaker; Jacques’. WC Chapter MSU Alum-

ni Association — 6 p.m. Wednesdya, social; 6:30, barbecue dinner and program with Jimmy Abraham, executive director of MSU Alumni Association, speaker; tickets: $12 at UPS Store on Pemberton or from Tom Kendallo at 601-631-3206; Vicksburg Convention Center.

CHURCHES First Baptist — Garage sale/ chicken dinners, 10-2 today; for youth department; 1511 1/2 Lane St. Triumphant Baptist — Midyear church conference, 10 today; 124 Pittman Road. Mount Carmel M.B. — Youth outreach workshop, 11-1 today; Barbara J. Appleby, 601638-5793; minister Gertrude Young, 601-634-1418; 2729 Alma St. Unity Temple Full Gospel — Baking class, 6 p.m. July 24;

The members of Vicksburg High School Class of 1975 celebrated our 35th reunion last weekend. We received overwhelming support. Special thanks to Mr. Cedric Magee and the Vicksburg Warren School District for hosting activities at Warren Central Junior High. Revisiting that building was sentimental for us because it was VHS when we graduated in 1975! Formerly, “Warren Jr.” was Lucy C. Jefferson Junior High where we began our journey together. We appreciate The Vicksburg Post; Mr. Larry Prentiss and staff of LD’s Kitchen No. 2; Mr. Jonathan Demming, manager of Kroger; Mrs. Felicia Gavin and Rainbow Casino; Mrs. Pam Durman and Lasting Impressions; Beth Herzig and Discount Trophy; pastor and members of Gospel Temple and New Mount Pilgrim Baptist Churches; Mary Anderson, Tamberlane Chiplin and Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau; BancorpSouth; and Sheila Lowe, Alfred Smith, Robert Pierce, J. L. Mitchell and Albert Williams. We extend our gratitude to Mrs. Bessie Otis, Dr. Ernestine Madison, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Middleton, Mr. Walter Sheriff and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Parker. Debra Robinson Goodman 35th Reunion Committee Vicksburg

Honoree grateful I would like to publicly convey my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Cedars School Reunion Committee for selecting me for the Patricia A. Segrest Scholarship. I am very honored to be the first recipient of this prestigious award. Mrs. Segrest was a good educator and a positive role model. I felt a special connection to this scholarship in that Mrs. Segrest was an educator at Cedars and my mother attended Cedars. Also, Mrs. Segrest was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and I have been a member of the Mu Xi Omega Pearl Girls Club for several years and had the privilege of working with her. I will be attending Alcorn State University, Mrs. Segrest’s alma mater. I am going to work hard and do my best to live up to the expectations of this committee. Please keep me in your prayers. Dornisha Erves Vicksburg

Cynthia Gibson, instructor; $15; hosted by Women of War; 601-529-5882; 2647 Roosevelt Ave.

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correction A headline in Thursday’s edition included incorrect information. Donna Bailey, 42, had been convicted of simple assault when she was arrested for growing marijuana in her front yard at 715 Roy Young Road. •

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Ex-justice among 16 challenging Sen. Vitter BATON ROUGE (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter will face a challenge from within his own party, after a former Louisiana Supreme Court justice signed up for the Senate race in the final minutes of qualifying Friday. Chet Traylor, from Monroe, was the last candidate to register for a congressional election, and his entrance could change the tenor of the race. Traylor retired last year from the state’s high court after more than 12 years as a justice, and he carries name recognition and political ties in northeast and north-central Louisiana. Traylor said he was encouraged to run by Republicans who are dissatisfied with Vitter, who was tainted by a 2007 prostitution scandal. “So many people want a different choice than what we’ve got right now,” Traylor said. Sixteen challengers qualified in the Senate race, hoping to keep Vitter from a second term, mainly lesser-known candidates and many without

U.S. Senate candidates in Louisiana The first party primary is Aug. 28, with a primary runoff Oct. 2. The general election is Nov. 2. Republican • Sen. David Vitter, Metairie (incumbent) • Nick J. Accardo, Franklin • Chet Traylor, Monroe Democrat • Rep. Charlie Melancon, Napoleonville • Neeson J. Chauvin Jr., Sunset • Cary J. Deaton, Metairie Independent • Michael Karlton Brown, Shreveport • R.A. “Skip” Galan, Kenner • Milton Gordon, Alexandria party affiliation. Even if he can’t beat Vitter in the Aug. 28 GOP primary, Traylor can force Vitter to dip into his multimillion dollar campaign war chest well before the Nov. 2 general election. That could drain cash from Vitter’s campaign and take

Judges reject Miss. lawsuit to increase U.S. House size JACKSON (AP) — A threejudge federal panel rejected a lawsuit that sought to double or even quadruple the size of the U.S. House after a lawsuit in Mississippi claimed residents didn’t have enough representatives while other states had too many. The panel in Oxford, Miss., ruled Thursday that “Congress’ decision to limit the number of representatives to 435 is valid.” The lawsuit, considered a long-shot by some, was filed against U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, whose department oversees the Census, Census Bureau director Robert Groves and others. It claimed the principle of one-person, one-vote was violated because congressional districts vary widely in population from state to state. The panel’s opinion was written by Judge Leslie Southwick of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court

of Appeals, who said the U.S. Supreme Court over the years had found the system used to reapportion Congress valid. “We do not put a finger on the scale to alter the balance reached,” Southwick wrote. The Census Bureau counts the U.S. population every 10 years, and congressional districts are readjusted. Some states gain or lose seats, depending on how population has shifted. The number of House seats has increased since 1787, when the Constitution set the original number at 65. For most of the past century, there have been 435 seats divided among the 50 states. Plaintiffs argued that adding House seats would make it easier to create districts balanced by number of residents. The lawsuit suggested expanding the House to either 1,761 seats or 932 — an expensive, time-consuming and politically contentious proposal.

State’s dropout rate increases JACKSON (AP) — A new report shows a slight increase in Mississippi’s dropout rate. The state Department of Education on Thursday released figures that showed the graduation rate for this past year was 71.4 percent and the dropout rate was 16.7 percent. The results compare with a graduation rate of 72 percent and dropout rate of 16 percent for 2008 and 73.8 percent and 15.9 percent in 2007. The rate in 2006, the first for the current method of calculating the graduation-dropout rate, was 70.8 percent and 17.6

percent. Tom Burnham, who became state superintendent of education earlier this year, said the state’s goal of reducing the dropout rate to 13 percent by 2013 is still attainable. “School districts across the state have adopted programs aimed at keeping students in school,” he said. “Legislation passed over the past few years will also help.” Burnham was referring to new laws that give the state more authority to aid, and even take over, underperforming schools.

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana’s health secretary, Alan Levine, will leave the job next month, as the state faces a deepening budget crisis that threatens to decimate health care services and the state’s Medicaid program. Gov. Bobby Jindal’s office said Friday that Bruce Greenstein, a health economist and managing director of world wide health for Microsoft Corp., will replace Levine as head of Louisiana’s largest state agency. Levine is returning to private sector work. “Your new secretary, Bruce Greenstein, is the right guy for the job,” Levine told his Department of Health and Hospitals employees in an e-mail. He added of Greenstein, “He has a great track record of public and private service. He’s got integrity, and I’m so glad he was willing to serve.” Levine’s last day is Aug. 1, and Greenstein starts the new job Sept. 13 after moving from Seattle. In the interim, DHH Deputy Secretary Anthony Keck will be acting secretary. Levine has been health sec-

retary since Jindal took office in 2008, and he’s led the agency through two major hurricanes, the swine flu outAlan Levine break and the Gulf oil spill. He’s pushed through the Legislature several major privatization initiatives that will see the state hiring outside contractors to run parts of several state-owned health facilities. He’s also devised and implemented several rounds of budget cuts in his department as the state’s tax revenue declined and trimmed nearly 3,000 jobs from DHH. Levine’s exit comes as the Jindal administration faces several big personnel changes. The governor’s top budget adviser, Commissioner of Administration Angele Davis, is leaving next month, and Jindal’s chief of staff, Timmy Teepell, is taking a three-month leave of absence to do campaign work for the Republican Governors Association.





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Also entering the Senate race Friday was a state lawmaker from Plaquemines Parish who left the GOP and registered as an independent. Rep. Ernest Wooton, of Belle Chasse, is a former sheriff known for his outspoken comments. He said he decided to enter the Senate race Friday morning, largely because of his frustration over the Gulf oil spill. “I’m going to get a lot of phone calls, and people are going to say, ‘You’re crazy.’ But I don’t think I’m crazy,” Wooton said. Six of Louisiana’s seven congressmen are running for reelection, and all but one have attracted at least token opposition. Only U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, a Republican from Lafayette, didn’t attract a challenger. The state’s seventh congressman is Melancon, who is leaving his 3rd District seat to run for the Senate. Other races are for lieutenant governor; state Supreme Court; Associate Justice, 7th District; and Public Service Commission districts 3 and 4.

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Explain Schools must show need for tax increase From other Mississippi newspapers: • The Natchez Democrat: The utterance of the phrase “tax increase” has about the same tenor as a dentist’s drill to most American ears. Perhaps that has led the Tea (Taxed Enough Already) Party to rise so rapidly in the national political arena. The feeling of being “taxed enough” isn’t one solely focused on national matters. Local governments are increasingly under taxpayer scrutiny as the threat of increased taxes begins to spin into a

loud, high-pitched whir. All across Mississippi and Louisiana, local governments are starting to feel the pinch as state grants and other funding sources have become a mere trickle of previous years. Natchez-Adams School District leaders are proposing a nearly 3-mill tax increase, expected to generate approximately $670,000 in funds for the public school district. School leaders point out that the increase pales in comparison to state funding cuts of approximately $5.7 million since 2005. With the proposed tax increase, next

year’s budget will be approximately $43.5 million, with some $11.4 million coming from property taxes. District officials would be wise to explain, publicly, exactly how and why the tax increases are needed and to provide a commitment to ensuring as many of the district’s dollars will stay in our community as is possible. We don’t doubt the tax increase may be needed, however, at least at this point, the district has not yet explained its position to those footing the bill.

No smoking at any youth sports event The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo: One new law almost certain to cause comment is a statute prohibiting smoking at all youth sports events. It may have been forbidden at specific venues already, but the new law applies statewide in all settings, indoor and outdoor, public, private, school-related and in municipal/county recreational and competitive leagues. The law prohibits smoking within 100

feet where people under age 18 are participating in athletic events. The bill spells out penalties; a first offense will result in a warning while a second violation would result in a $75 fine. Fines for ensuing violations are not to exceed $150. Groups in charge can take action to remove violators. Roy Hart, director of the Office of Tobacco Control at the Mississippi State Department of Health, said the legislation is “a step in the right

direction.” The next step should ban all smokeless tobacco from the same youth events. Senate Public Health Committee Chair Hob Bryan, the primary author, agrees. Bryan has said not enough legislators would back the legislation. Maybe additional healthy public persuasion can change enough nicotine-addicted minds.

State faces a familiar fiscal future The Clarion-Ledger: Mississippi ended Fiscal Year 2010 the same way it ended Fiscal Year 2009 — by taking in substantially less revenue than had been projected. State revenue collections in June — the final month of FY 2010 — were down a staggering $54 million or 8.85 percent. That marks the 21st month out of the last 22 in which revenue collections have fallen short of estimates. On an annual basis in FY 2010, the state General Fund took in 8.28 percent or $405.4 million less than was originally budgeted. During the 2010 year, Gov. Haley Barbour cut a total of $466 million from the General Fund and nonexempt Special Fund state agencies. Barbour was quick to point out that the budget cuts he made that drew strong criticism during the year were necessary.

Barbour also made budget cuts in the 2009 fiscal year, but the cuts weren’t deep enough and required the state to take $20 million from the so-called “rainy day fund” to close out the budget year. But unlike 2009, the end of the 2010 budget year has some good news. Barbour said that because the state’s anemic revenue collections weren’t as bad as forecast, the state will have a final balance of $50 million to $60 million. But Barbour cautioned against much celebration of that fact. “These funds will be crucial in preparing the budget for FY 2012 and spending for future years, which I expect to be as financially difficult as we saw in FY 2010 and FY 2009. ...” The formula moving forward is familiar and simple. The Legislature will face

a third consecutive year of declining state revenues and deeper budget cuts in critical areas like public education, public health care, corrections, mental health and public safety — and all that while a bitter redistricting battle ensues and all lawmakers face voters in statewide elections. The fact that state legislators will have to tell constituents “no” on budget requests or raise taxes in lieu of additional spending reductions makes for a tough row to hoe. Those problems necessarily will trickle down to local governments as well. Mississippians have learned that recessions aren’t kind to states that derive 42 percent of General Fund revenues from the sales tax when cash registers aren’t ringing.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 Tom McDaniels uncovers the remains of a mastodon in the hillside at the P.E. Brabston place. • The court house is to be plastered.


110 YEARS AGO: 1900 There are fine prospects for a fair here this fall. • Mary Robinson, head nurse at the hospital, resigns.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 Julius Susman goes to Brown’s Wells to spend a week. • Mr. and Mrs. Victor Johnson, and daughter, will make their home on a quarter boat above Greenville.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 Hugh White, former governor and a candidate for U.S. senator, is a Vicksburg visitor. • George C. Schaff Sr., city hall employee, is suffering with a badly infected hand.

Christopher Jones stars in “Three in the Attic” at Showtown USA. • Abe Floyd dies. • Services are held for William Holder. • T.W. Russell is elected commander of Allein Post No. 3 American Legion. As the temperature reaches 102 degrees, Westminster Presbyterian Church on Halls Ferry Road posts a reminder that reads, “Hell is hotter than here.” • Kimberly Renee Neal celebrates her first birthday. • Chosen as Candystripers of the Week are Laura Greer and Debra Glassco.

Vicksburg, 3; Jackson, 2; Sparks and Guitteriez, Walters and Ott. • Mrs. Maggie Hayes is convalescing.

The Vicksburg Evening Post Floral Club cooking school opens here with Mrs. Kate B. Stafford in charge. • Otto Thompson loses six fingers in an accident at the Y&MV Railroad shop.

40 YEARS AGO: 1970

30 YEARS AGO: 1980

100 YEARS AGO: 1910

80 YEARS AGO: 1930


20 YEARS AGO: 1990 60 YEARS AGO: 1950 The Newman Motor Company at Clay and Farmer streets is burglarized.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Services are held for E.J. Platte. • Richard Woods dies. • Charles Porter is installed as president of the Vicksburg Lions Club. • Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Wheat celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. • Mamie Van Doren stars in “Vice Raid” at the Rivoli Drive-In

A Warren County teen is arraigned on a manslaughter charge after a wreck in which another teen was killed. • Brandon Kyle Bishop celebrates his fifth birthday.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Warren Junior High teacher Terri Vollor attends the George Washington Scholars Institute. • Suzanne Williams signs to play soccer at Hinds Community College. • Renee N. Turner is named Woman of the Year by the Vicksburg District Corps of Engineers.

The parks I’ve chosen have been nonchain, funky, cheap and fun.

Names say a lot about RV parks TAOS, N.M. — The tourist center near here provided a list of RV parks to choose from, and I settled on the one farthest from town and with the best name: Enchanted Moon. “Look for a big covered wagon,” the manager said when I phoned ahead. She was being modest to describe the wagon as “big,” and neglected to mention that she lived in a house tucked beneath it. The whole shebang was contrived sometime in the 1980s by an absentee landlord. The moon, the covered-wagon house and a deficit of guests make Enchanted Moon my favorite RV roost thus far, if you don’t count the one in Clarendon, Texas, called Yankie’s Place, RHETA a combination firegRIMSLEY works stand and park. My one-night stand there had an inauspicious start when I asked about restrooms and showers. “We have one shower, one bathroom,” the owner answered, with both accuracy and candor. Modest accommodations, but reasonably clean, a nice quality in an RV park. I tried to buy a bag of ice at Yankie’s, but the ice machine wasn’t working. So the mother of the mother-son management team hustled to the kitchen behind the fireworks stand and came back with a baggie of free ice. “I hope it won’t disturb you, but we will be setting off some fireworks tonight,” the woman said. “I promised my niece.” If anyone understands promises to nieces, I do, so, despite a few discouraging words, I paid the $18 overnight charge and parked the trailer in a rare Texas shady spot all by itself. The solitude didn’t last long. About 8 p.m., a huge RV rolled into the very next spot, spilling out a big bruiser of a kid, his dog and an assortment of other family members who reminded me of Cousin Eddie in the Chevy Chase “Vacation” movies. I didn’t want to appear rude, but I quietly moved my folding chair to the opposite side of my own travel trailer. I supposed it was RV park etiquette. The fireworks started as promised, soon as dark cloaked the Texas sky, but not before the coal trains began rumbling by on the track right across the busy highway. None of it — trains, explosions, barking dogs, honking 18-wheelers — bothered me in the least. As it turns out, traveling this way is so tiring that you sleep like a log no matter the circumstances. And I quite enjoyed the fireworks, though I worried the niece might be lighting up all the holiday inventory. The parks I’ve chosen have been nonchain, funky, cheap and fun. The most spectacular scenery was near the Great Sand Dunes of Colorado. Someone at the other end of a single line of traveling homes that night was playing John Denver, a nice touch, I thought. The only time my aqua Christmas lights worked was in a state park in Oklahoma, a moment that thrilled me to no end. I took any number of pictures. The RV park environment is dogfriendly, inexpensive, as American as greed and a nice departure from overpriced and impersonal motels. So far I’m giving the scene, something I never thought I would like, a big thumbs-up. •


Rheta Grimsley Johnson writes for King Features Syndicate.

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string of bad news about the job market, and likely contributed to investors’ more positive mood going into what’s known as earning season. The Dow rose 59.04, or 0.6 percent, to 10,198.03. The Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 7.71, or 0.7 percent, to 1,077.96, while the technology-focused Nasdaq rose 21.05, or 1 percent, to 2,196.45. For the week, the Dow rose 512 points, or 5.3 percent, its best gain since the week ended July 17, 2009. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 5.4 percent for the week, while the Nasdaq gained 5 percent.

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totally empowered from the visit to Hinds, see a therapist. You might be suffering from depression. With proper treatment, your job might not seem so unbearable. Meanwhile, take some vacation time and seek help. Some time away might do you good. However, don’t get complacent; your situation sounds critical. Look for other options, as the pursuit of a solution will likely make you feel better. Good luck. •

Dr. George R. Abraham is a native of Vicksburg and a former longtime educator, business manager and consultant. He is an author who contributes weekly to The Vicksburg Post and hosts “The Dr. George Show” on 1490 AM at the Klondyke in Vicksburg from 9 until 10 a.m. each Tuesday. He can be reached at georgerabraham@

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Graham Continued from Page A1. mayor said following the board’s closed-session vote to fire Graham. “To give him a misdemeanor, I mean, that’s like a speeding ticket, and we’re talking about tens of thousands of dollars here.” Before being placed on unpaid leave by the board last fall, Graham spent six weeks on paid leave after falling off a ladder on the job, resulting in five broken ribs. Winfield’s office contacted the state auditor about a month before the police seizure at Graham’s home. Smith said he has received a full investigation report on Graham’s case from the state, but declined to discuss specifics while the case is still pending. “I can only say that the findings tended to indicate that Mr. Graham used city funds to purchase equipment for himself,” the district attorney said. Along with managing TV23 operations, Graham had been responsible for handling city communications

On the agenda Meeting Friday, the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen: • Heard about upcoming events at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center from director Annette Kirklin. • Presented certificates recognizing Vicksburg athletes set to participate in the 2010 U.S. Special Olympics: basketball: LaDell Butler, Stewart Steven, Robert Jackson and Tyree Woodard; track: Tracy Herndell and Ashley Lewis; swimming: Beth Ann Sullander and Misty Grantham. • OK’d a request from Bright Morning Star M.B. Church to block portions of the 800 block of Meadow Street on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an underage drinking prevention program. • OK’d orders in preparation of the 2011 fiscal year budget, which will take effect Oct. 1: partial payment of ad valorem taxes including real, and advertising, among other duties. After police seized the audio equipment from

personal and mobile home; 2010-2011 motor vehicle assessment schedule, and set a hearing for 10 a.m. July 23; establishment of the Vicksburg Main Street Program special downtown taxing district at 5.05 mils, flat with years previous, and set a hearing on the downtown taxing district for 10 a.m. Aug. 16. • OK’d budget amendments. • OK’d a CADD license, indemnity and warranty agreement with TranSystems and Kanza Construction, the engineer and contractor for the Washington Street bridge replacement project at Clark Street. City Attorney Lee Davis Thames said workers are expected to be on site to break ground on the project, which includes replacing the bridge with a roadway-topped tunnel, next week. • OK’d a resolution for revised procurement guidelines and selection procedures for some Graham’s home, founding member of The Chill John Howard Dennis made clear the group owned and used



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ran into a median and struck a tree.” Vashti Muse was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck, said Forrest County coroner Butch Benedict. She likely died of multiple internal injuries, he said, but an autopsy was being performed at the Mississippi Crime Lab in Jackson, with preliminary results expected Sunday. Clyde Muse, 81, was taken to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg with minor injuries, Miller said. A hospital spokesman Friday said his condition was undetermined. “It’s been said by many people that she could teach a rock to read, and she was very, very successful,” said Hilton Dyar, dean of Hinds’ Vicksburg Warren County Branch. “The developmental program that was initiated at Hinds was her baby, and it was one of the largest in the state.” Dyar, a Hinds employee for 30 years, said Muse was known for the values she instilled in her students. “She was from the old school,” he said. “You didn’t walk in her classroom with a hat on and you didn’t walk in her house with a hat on.


“She taught so much more than reading,” he said, “things that students need besides what they learn in the classroom.” Donald Oakes, interim superintendent of the Vicksburg Warren School District and a member of the Hinds board of trustees, had known Vashti Muse for 30 years. “The kids she worked with, the ones that came through that school and needed extra help, she would give them a totally different perspective on education,” he said. Joe Loviza, retired dean of Hinds’ Vicksburg branch and a member of the VWSD board of trustees, said she “was an excellent teacher.” Vashti Muse was a former elementary school teacher and an adjunct reading instructor at Hinds’ main campus in Raymond. She was of the Methodist faith. The Muses’ have been married for 58 years. They have two daughters, Julia Vashti Cole of Philadelphia and Susan Elizabeth Rucker of Oxford; a son, Vernon Clyde Muse Jr. of Raymond; eight grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren. Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home of Jackson is handling arrangements.

form, music education, for which she helped lead a scrap metal drive in the fall to raise money for the music program at Brandon High School. Tonight’s new Miss Mississippi will represent the state in the Miss America Pageant, set for Jan. 15 in Las Vegas. “Miss America was probably the experience of a lifetime,” said Tadlock, who was not in the contest’s top 10. “I walked away from that with a lot of confidence and a lot of maturity.” For the next woman who will wear the Miss Mississippi crown, Tadlock says, “Be prepared to give up your schedule for an entire year, but expect to get so much in return. What you give up and what you sacrifice is very little in comparison to what you receive. It’s not just about making appearances and waving to a crowd with a beautiful dress on and a crown on your head.” Tadlock is the daughter of Tommy and Felicia Tadlock of Brandon. She is pursuing a master’s degree in English from Mississippi College, and hopes to teach at the college level. “I’m ready to start the rest of my life now,” she said.

federally assisted programs. Specifically, the in-house committee overseeing such programs will be served by a member of the accounting department rather than planning department, which has been defunct for years. • OK’d a $38,297.14 payment to Lanexa, Kan.-based ICOP Digital Inc. to purchase eight ICOP Car Vision DVR Systems (model 20/20-W) for police cars. • Gave the buildings and inspections department permission to cut grass, remove trash and debris from the following properties found incompliant with property maintenance codes: 911 Meadow St., 1601 Court St. and 1837 Cherry St. The department was also given permission to remove a dilapidated building at 2204 Union Ave. • OK’d a request from the police department to place two its own audio equipment and had no knowledge of the equipment seized from Graham’s home. Dennis also said

Pageant Continued from Page A1. this year,” she said. “I’ve learned the ropes of everything, and now I can relax and have fun.” Miller graduated from Southwest Mississippi Community College in May and plans to study pre-med at the University of Southern Mississippi. Duckworth, a first-year competitor and Southern Miss student, said she lost more than 20 pounds in the last three months to prepare. “I never would have thought in a million years that I would come here and win a swimsuit preliminary,” she said, “of all things.” Smith, competing for the second time, played the piano. She won a talent preliminary last year when she competed as Miss North Central Mississippi. “I came out here and played a different piece (“La Campanella”) than I did last year,” said the University of Alabama English student. “I prayed about it before...It paid off.” Tonight’s crowning will be shown in live TV and website broadcasts from the Vicksburg Convention Center. The winner will head to Las Vegas Jan. 15 for the Miss America Pageant.

vehicles into unmarked inventory. • OK’d a $35,000 TV sponsorship of the Miss Mississippi Corporation. • OK’d the claims docket. In closed session, the board: • OK’d one new hire in the recreation department for the City Pool. • OK’d one status change in the Senior Center, allowing for an additional 3 1/2 work hours per week. • OK’d one pay adjustment in the inspection department. • OK’d one termination in the parks and recreation department. • Discussed personnel matters in each the recreation and fire departments. • Discussed one property matter. The board is scheduled to meet next at 10 a.m. Wednesday in room 109 of the City Hall Annex, 1415 Walnut St.

Graham would no longer be with the band.

On TV Miss Mississippi 2010 will be crowned in a live, 8 o’clock broadcast tonight on WLBT, local cable Channel 3, and at www. missmississippipageant. com.

If you go Tickets are $50, and can be purchased by calling 601638-6746 or visiting www. missmississippipageant. com. Audience members must be seated by 7:30. The top 10 will be announced at the beginning of tonight’s show. On Wednesday, the first night of preliminary competition, Miss Meridian Mary Margaret Roark, 19, of Cleveland, and Miss Mid South Danielle Smith, 24, of Meridian tied in swimsuit. Miller and Miss Heritage Ashley Wieronski, 20, of Southaven tied in talent. On Thursday night, Smith took the talent win, and Miss Mississippi State University Fenly Akers, 20, of Vicksburg won swimsuit. Smith is a fourth-year contestant, each time placing in the top five. Akers and Miller are second-year contestants. Roark and Wieronski are first-year competitors.

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Chase for ‘Barefoot Bandit’ moves all around Bahamas islands chain MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas (AP) — A fugitive U.S. teenager who has successfully eluded teams of local police and FBI agents may have slipped off the island where he allegedly crash-landed a stolen plane nearly a week ago, police said Friday. Authorities were investigating a report that Colton Harris-Moore, dubbed the “Barefoot Bandit,� has fled Great Abaco Island and was spotted on Eleuthera, about 40 miles to the south, police said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity. Bahamian National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest declined to comment. It was unclear how the 19-year-old fugitive might have escaped the island, but a powerboat was stolen in

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A picture Colton Harris-Moore, the “Barefoot Bandit,� took of himself Marsh Harbour. The 44-foot boat was reported missing Thursday from the marina on Great Abaco Island, said Harry Mountain, a regional manager for The Moorings hotel and marina resort.

Investigators have been searching the 120-mile-long, boomerang-shaped island for Harris-Moore since he allegedly crash-landed a stolen plane in a marsh at its southern tip Sunday.

Former top Russian spy, 53, dies WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top Russian spy who defected to the U.S. after running espionage operations from the United Nations, Sergei Tretyakov, has died in Florida, his wife and a friend said Friday. He was 53. News of his June 13 death came the same day the United States and Russia completed their largest spy swap since the Cold War. Tretyakov’s defection in 2000 was one of the most prominent cases involving Russia’s intelligence agency in the past decade. Tretyakov later said his agents helped the Russian government steal nearly $500 million from the U.N.’s oil-forfood program in Iraq. He was 53 when he died, said a Social Security death record. WTOP Radio in Washington first reported his death Friday. His widow, Helen Tretyakov, told the station he died of natural causes. She said she announced his death Friday to prevent Russian intelligence from claiming responsibility.

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Girls with ADHD not necessarily fidgety

Q: My daughter has some of the symptoms commonly associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, but she is a quiet child. Are some ADHD kids withdrawn and sedate? A: Yes. ADHD is not always associated with hyperactivity, especially in girls. Some of them are dreamy and detached. Regrettably, they are sometimes called airheads. Such a child can sit looking at a book for 45 minutes without reading a word. One teacher told me about a girl who would lose every article of clothing that wasn’t The associated press hooked to her FOCUS ON Karen and Hank Schlau and some of their handmade saints body. Nearly THE FAMILY every day, the teacher would send this child back to the playground to retrieve her sweater or coat, only to have her return By The Associated Press 15 minutes later without it. Six years ago, Hank Schlau tired of his work as a book editor symbols and items are associated with the saint,” Hank said. A boy or girl with that kind and professor and wanted something that was less taxing “Then, I close the books and NATCHEZ — Hank Schlau of distractibility would find has been a saints fan his entire it difficult, if not impossible, and more therapeutic for his brain. He found his therapy in start working.” He said he also finds the life. But it’s not the football to get home night after night clay. Using precision dental tools, he began sculpting and lesser-known figures most Saints that have his attention, with books and assignments interesting and is often the only it’s the ones of the holy variety written down, then to comcarving his first saint statue. Focusing on the details, he producer of some of those. that he prefers. plete the work and return it said he used an image from a book to guide him. ‘I didn’t “If it is a statue of Hildegard of Hank, who grew up in a Presin the next morning. Bingen you want, we are most byterian family, was always Frankly, the “faraway” know what I was doing,’ he said. ‘I just knew that I wanted likely the only place you’ll find a little envious of the medals child worries me more than something different than what I was doing before. I was her in the country,” Hank said. his Catholic friends carried, the one who is excessively Karen then uses her artistic and became more interested active. She might be seen tired of thinking.’ abilities to complete the statues. in saints as he studied, then as a good little girl who just “In general we like the really taught medieval literature at isn’t very bright, while the The Schlaus were living in are very separate, so that helps. natural, wood-like finish for the college level and edited troublemaker is more likely Charleston, S.C., at the time. But mostly we have the same most of our pieces,” she said. books on Catholic theology. to get the help he needs. He’s “Karen had a garden store vision.” “Lately, we have been using Now, with the help of his wife, too irritating to ignore. there, and we began selling Catalog orders are approximore color to put more life in Karen, Hank’s fascination with Those who are and are some statues there,” Hank mately 50 percent of the workthem.” saints takes on a different form not hyperactive have one said. “I was very surprised load with a mixture of orders Despite the seemingly neveras statues and medals he crecharacteristic in common that anyone would want to buy from retail and gift shops, indiending work, both say they ates and sells for his business, — distractibility. them.” vidual orders and pieces to never tire of creating the In the Company of Saints. Though they flit from one From there, Karen said, things sell at art shows and festivals statues. Six years ago, Hank tired of thing to another, the term just took off. rounding out the other half of “I love what we are doing,” his work as a book editor and ADHD is not quite on target. Since, they’ve worked almost their work. Karen said. “It is unlike anyprofessor and wanted someThe problem is not that daily creating statues to sell “We don’t really stop,” Karen thing Hank has ever done and it thing that was less taxing and these children have a short in catalogs, gift shops, retail said. “Even when we are on is fulfilling to both of us.” more therapeutic for his brain. attention span. Instead, they stores and at art shows. trips, we will probably visit Hank said being an artist is a He found his therapy in clay. have an insatiable need for “One day we were workCathedrals or other places to far cry from teaching and editUsing precision dental tools, mental stimulation during ing and realized we were runlook at saints.” ing, and he is very thankful for he began sculpting and carvevery waking moment. The ning a business,” Karen said. The process of creating a new that. ing his first saint statue. Focusmoment they become bored, “We didn’t expect for that to statue can be weeks long, with “I don’t have to think when ing on the details, Hank said he they dash off in search of the happen.” the initial carving and sculpting I’m doing this,” he said. “It just used an image from a book to next exciting possibility. Hank sculpts the statues, being the most time-consuming happens. The payoff of creating guide him. One father told me about makes the molds and pours step. these items is very personal to “I didn’t know what I was his 4-year-old son with them. Karen does the glazing “When I get interested in a me where the other work was doing,” he said. “I just knew ADHD. He said, “If you and painting. saint, I’ll read a book or two on for other people.” that I wanted something diflet that kid get bored, you “We work mostly in harthat saint to get a feel for the ferent than what I was doing deserve what he’s going to do mony,” Hank said. “Our jobs history of that saint and what before. I was tired of thinking.” to you.” That it is true. Q: What are the special needs of a compliant kid — one who goes along to get along? A: That’s a great question. When one child is a stick of dynamite and the other is an all-star sweetheart, the cooperative, gentle individual tional liability. American decades after the priests’ By Rachel Zoll is often taken for granted. dioceses have already paid alleged offenses. 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church events Antioch Baptist Sunday services at Antioch Baptist Church and Unity Outreach Ministries (A Full Gospel Ministry), 1800 Poplar St., behind Jones-Upchurch Realty, begin at 9:15 a.m. with children’s church, followed by worship at 10 weekly. Tuesday prayer service is at 6:30 p.m., and midweek service/Bible study is at 7. Alfred E. Lassiter Sr. is pastor.

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Services at Bowmar Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South, begin at 8:30 a.m. with classic worship. Junior and senior high and children’s LifeGroups meet at 9:20. Creative worship for families, Stepping Stones (5-year-old worship) and youth worship begin at 10:30. Adult groups meet at various times throughout the week. Signing for the hearing impaired is available during the classic and creative worship upon request. Call 601-636-2596 or visit

Berachah Activities at Berachah Church, 2918 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 7 tonight with praise and worship. Sunday school is at 9:30, followed at 10:30 by praise and worship and children’s church for ages 4-8. Women’s Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Wednesday Bible study begins at 7 p.m. Second Watch prayer is from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday. Roger Cresswell is pastor. Visit

Bethel A.M.E. Services at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 805 Monroe St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Communion is each first Sunday. Wednesday Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Membership training is at 10 a.m. each Saturday before the first and third Sunday. Board meeting is each second Sunday after the service. The Rev. Quincy Jones is pastor.

Bethlehem M.B. Services at Bethlehem M.B. Church, 3055 N. Washington St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Mattie Brown, superintendent. Communion service is each fourth Sunday. Covenant meeting is at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. Fifth Sunday service is at 11:30. Bible class is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Choir rehearsals are at 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Saturday before the fourth Sunday. Usher meeting is each fourth Sunday following the service. Radio ministry is from 7:30 to 8 a.m. Sundays on station 1680 A.M. Kevin Winters is musician. The Rev. David Brown Jr. is the pastor.

Bradley’s Chapel U.M.C. Services at Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 13815 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Music is led by Hope Raney. Earlene Alexander is pianist. Children’s church is led by Ann Grimshel. On Wednesday, evening prayer begins at 6 at the home of Thomas and Faye Powell. Senior Day begins at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the youth center. The Rev. Harry Hawkins is pastor.

Bypass Church of Christ Services at Bypass Church of Christ, 787 U.S. 61 North, begin at 8:45 a.m. with early worship. Bible classes begin at 10, followed by worship at 11. Dr. Willie Nettle, minister, will speak at both services. Worship consists of congregational and a cappella singing and observance of the Lord’s Supper. Evening service begins at 6, followed by a finger food fellowship in the church annex. Bible classes are at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. For transportation or a free nondenominational Bible correspondence course, call 601-638-6165.

Calvary Baptist

Services at Bingham Memorial M.B. Church, 1063 Green St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Dorothy Miles, assistant superintendent. Covenant begins at 10:30 each second Sunday, followed by worship at 11. Worship with Communion is at 11 a.m. each fourth Sunday. Wednesday prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 5:30 p.m. Youth choir rehearsal begins at noon each second Saturday. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. each fourth Wednesday before the fourth Sunday and at noon each fourth Saturday. The Rev. James Archer is pastor.

Services at Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Dr. Bill Baker delivering the message. R.L. Sigrest, worship leader, will conduct the music. Evening activities begin at 3:30 with the monthly deacons meeting. Sanctuary choir practice begins at 4. Discipleship training for children, youth and adults begins at 5, followed by worship at 6. GROW visitation begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, business/prayer meeting begins at 6 p.m. Children’s activities are canceled. On Friday, Apologetics class begins at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. The youths will attend Youth Night in Jackson and return for an allnight lock in.

Bovina Baptist

Calvary Baptist

Services at Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 U.S. 80, begin at 9:45 with Sunday school led by Larry Oakes. Worship is at 11 with the sanctuary choir, led by music minister Jerry Stuart, singing special music. Donna Harper is pianist. Bobbie Bruce is organist. Brian Parker is minister of students and education. Jo Sumrall is minister of children. The Rev. Roddy Reed, guest speaker, will deliver the message. The Rev. Jess Sumrall is pastor. Evening services begin at 5 with youth Bible study, followed by worship at 6 with Reed delivering the message. Wednesday evening activities begin at 6:30 with choir rehearsal, prayer service for

Services at Calvary Baptist, 406 Klein St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion services are at 11 each first Sunday. Mission meeting is each third Sunday; covenant is each fourth Sunday; and worship services are each fifth Sunday at 11 a.m. Bible class is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Toni Green is musician. Nathaniel Williams is choir director. Johnny May Marble is choir president. The Rev. Rudy L. Smith is pastor.

Bingham Memorial

Cedar Grove M.B. Services at Cedar Grove M.B. Church, 3300 Grange Hall Road, begin at 9:30 a.m.

devotion “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” John 3:36 • There was a preacher who kept a painting in his study of a shipwreck. There were sailors in lifeboats reaching out their hands to people floating on debris from the ship. A little boy looked at the painting and asked his daddy, “Are those in the lifeboats trying to save those people or are they just shaking hands?” • I wonder about us. It is all right to have friends; in fact, I encourage you to do that. But, are you doing more than just socializing? Wouldn’t it be a shame if all you did was shake the hands of those around you, when you could be serving and showing them the way to God through Jesus Christ? • We don’t pray, live and witness as if people are dying and going to hell or heaven every day around us. May God have mercy on us. The need of the hour is for men and women to have a servent’s heart.

• Devotion written by Dr. Adrian Rogers in conjunction with Love Worth Finding Ministries. Web site: with Sunday school led by Jimmie Jefferson, superintendent. Worship begins at 11. Communion is each third Sunday. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Monday with Travanti Hill, minister of music, leading. Prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. First Tuesday Night Live worship begins at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, Media Ministry begins at 5:30 p.m. Brotherhood Ministry meets at 7 p.m. each second Friday. Movie Night at the Grove is Friday at 7 p.m. with “The Preacher’s Kid” being shown. Refreshments will be served.

Christ Episcopal Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main St., will celebrate the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost with Holy Eucharist, Rite I, at 8 a.m. in the chapel and Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at 10 in the nave. The Rev. Dr. Bryan Owen will preach and celebrate at both services. Choir practice begins at 9 in the parish hall, and adult Sunday school at 9:10 in the chapel. Youth Sunday school will join the 10 a.m. service. Fellowship and refreshments will follow. Child care is provided during the 10 a.m. service. On Wednesday, the coffee/ Bible study group will meet at 10 a.m. in the Sunday school building. A healing service will be at 12:15 p.m. in the chapel. A class of instruction for centering prayer is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the nave. Call 601-638-5899.

Christian Home No. 2 Services at Christian Home M.B. Church No. 2, 4769 Lee Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school weekly. Worship begins at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Communion is each second Sunday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. For transportation, call 601-883-0286 or 601636-0419. Johnny Hughes is pastor.

Church of Christ Services at Church of Christ, 3333 N. Frontage Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Bible classes. Eric Welch will present the lessons for worship at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible classes for all ages begin at 7 p.m. Call 601-636-4801 for a free correspondence course or home Bible study course.

The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, South and Monroe streets, will be celebrated with the Liturgy of the Word at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 9. Adult and youth Sunday schools begin at 9:15. A nursery is provided. On Tuesday, Lunch Bunch group meets at 12:10 p.m. Pilates begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Clover Valley M.B. Services at Clover Valley M.B. Church, 7670 Mississippi 27 South, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school followed by morning worship at 11. Communion is at 11 each first Sunday. Covenant is observed at 11 each third Sunday. Worship is at 11 each second and fifth Sunday, with pantry donations being accepted. Fourth Sunday worship is at 11, with devotional services by the women’s ministry. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Missionary workers meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. each second Tuesday. Choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Monday and at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the second Sunday. Call 601-6366375 or 601-638-2070.

Crawford Street U.M.C. Services at Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Chancel choir rehearsal is at 10:40. Worship is at 10:55. The Rev. Cary Stockett is pastor. On Tuesday, men’s breakfast and devotion begin at 6:50 a.m. Mother’s Morning Out is from 9 a.m. until noon Tuesday and Thursday. Perfect Preschool Fun Day is from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Visit

Eagle Lake U.M.C. Sunday worship at Eagle Lake United Methodist Church, 16682 Mississippi 465, begins at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon. Fellowship time follows, and Sunday school is at 10:19. The Eagle Lake HiSteppers walk in the fellowship hall at 8:30 a.m. weekdays. Joy Prayer Circle is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Call 601-218-6255.

Ebenezer Baptist Services at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2346 Grove St., begin with Sunday school at 9 a.m. Willie H. Smith is superintendent. Communion is each fourth Sunday at 5:30 p.m. David Brown Jr. is pastor.

Edwards Baptist Services at Edwards Baptist Church, 101 Magnolia St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Bible study begins at 6 Sunday night. All services are led by Dr. John McCall, interim pastor. Family Night Supper begins at 6 Wednesday, and is hosted by Minnie Cook and Patty Laird. Curlee Green is minister of music. Linda Dickson is pianist. A nursery is provided and managed by Debby Best. Call 601-852-8141.

Faith Christian Services at Faith Christian Center, 1100 Main St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. Men’s and women’s fellowship is at

5 p.m. each first Sunday. On Wednesday, intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m., followed by Bible class and teens ministry at 7. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. Dr. Ollie Hardaway Jr. is pastor. Call 601-638-1600.

First Baptist Services at First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study, followed by worship at 10:50 with Dr. Matt Buckles, pastor, delivering the message. Bible study groups are available, and a nursery is provided. Sunday school and morning worship for the hearing impaired are available. Celebrate Recovery begins at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Mafan Building. On Wednesday, English as a second language begins at 8:30 a.m. Adult Bible study, youth Bible study, children’s activities and preschool care begin at 6 p.m. Family Night supper is canceled. Visit

First Christian Church Services at First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), 3005 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with Dr. David Felty delivering the message. The chancel choir will present the anthem. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated each Sunday. A nursery is provided. CWF Meals on Wheels meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Choir rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by committee and board meetings at 7.

First Methodist Protestant Activities at First Methodist Protestant Church, 500 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship and children’s church are at 11 with Robert Andrews, pastor, bringing the message. A nursery is provided. Wednesday night adult Bible study, children’s choir and the young and youth Bible study begin at 6. A nursery is provided during Bible study.

First Nazarene Activities at First Church of the Nazarene, 3428 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship begins at 10:50 with the Rev. Charles Parish, pastor, preaching. The nursery workers are Dian Warnock and Taylor Strong. Evening worship begins at 6. Midweek Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

First Presbyterian Services at First Presbyterian Church, Cherry and South streets, begin at 9:30 a.m. with worship led by Dr. Andy Hoffecker of the Reformed Theological Seminary. Sunday school is at 10:45. The choir director is Sharon Penley. The organist is Barbara Tracy. Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, men’s Bible study begins at 7:15 a.m. Al Anon meets at noon. On Wednesday, work on the Habitat house begins at 5.

Gibson Memorial U.M.C. Services at Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church, 335 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 7:30 a.m. with the United Methodist Men’s breakfast and Bible study, followed by Sunday school at 10. The Dabney Bible class can be heard at 10 a.m. Sunday on WBBV 101.3. Worship is at 11. Greg Hazelrig is pastor. Paul Ballard is worship leader. Bell choir practice begins at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. Choir practice begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Gospel Temple M.B. Services at Gospel Temple M.B. Church, 1612 Lane

St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship with Communion begins at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Women’s ministry begins at 6 p.m. Monday. Prayer and Bible study meeting begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Walter Edley is pastor. Recco Owns is Sunday school superintendent. Bennie Slaughter is assistant superintendent. For transportation, call 601634-0759.

Grace Baptist Services at Grace Baptist Church, 1729 Hankinson Road, begin with a Bible study at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with the Rev. Bryan Abel, pastor, delivering the message. Hubert Stroud will lead music. Nominating committee meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. Evening services begin at 5:30 with discipleship training, followed by worship at 6. WMU meeting begins at 7 p.m. Monday. On Wednesday, senior adult fellowship begins at 10 a.m. GAs, RAs, youth-adult Bible study and a business meeting are at 6:30 p.m.

Greater Grove Street Services at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive, begin at 8:30 a.m. with worship. Fifth Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first Sunday. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. Bible school begins at 6 p.m. with Hour of Power service each Wednesday before the fourth Sunday. A baptismal is each last Wednesday. On Thursday, Bible class and fellowship are from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. Valet parking is available for the handicapped or senior citizens. For transportation or prayer request, call 601218-3911. C.J. Williams is minister of music. The Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher is pastor.

Greater Jerusalem Services at Greater Jerusalem Baptist Church, 5026 Mount Alban Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship follows at 9:30. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first and third Sunday. On Tuesday, Men of Jerusalem rehearses at 6:30 p.m., and Voices of Jerusalem at 8. Wednesday night prayer service is at 6:30, followed by Bible class at 7:30. Thursday Night Book Club meets every other month at 7:30. Deacons meeting is at 7:30 p.m. each last Friday. Youth choir rehearsal begins at noon each third and fourth Saturday. Tapes and CDs of morning worship may be purchased from Edward Huell or Gregory Linzy at 601-634-8186. Kemp Burley Jr. is pastor.

Greater Mount Zion Services at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, 907 Farmer St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Communion is each first Sunday. Youth ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Youth choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each third Monday before the fourth Sunday. Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Bible study is at 7. GMZ praise and worship choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each Monday before the first, second and fifth Sunday. Male choir rehearses Thursday before the third Sunday. Usher ministry meets each fourth Sunday following the service. Women’s ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday. For transportation call 601-636-0826. Gregory Butler is pastor.

Greater Oak Grove M.B. Services at Greater Oak Grove M.B. Church, 3302 Patricia St., begin at 8 a.m. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. Continued on page B3.

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church events Continued from page B2. Tuesday. The Rev. James C. Archer is pastor.

Hawkins U.M.C. Sunday activities at Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 8:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10. God Sightings begins at 5 p.m. A nursery is available. The finance committee meeting begins at 5 p.m. Monday, and Cub Scouts meet at 6. On Tuesday, prayer group meets at 6. On Wednesday, chancel choir begins at 7. On Thursday, the Tour-a-Town trip for children begins at 9:30 a.m.

Holy Cross Anglican Services at Holy Cross Anglican Church (Reformed Episcopal Church), 1021 Crawford St., begin at 9 a.m. with morning prayer. Bible study begins at 9:30. Holy Communion begins at 10:30 with the Rev. Mark Bleakley officiating; baptized Christians may participate. Child care is provided. The sanctuary and Sunday school are accessible to the handicapped through the back gate on Adams Street. Call 601-529-4838.

House of Peace Services at The House of Peace Worship Church International, 2372 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11, followed by a new members class. On Tuesday, Intercessory prayer begins at 5 p.m. Bible class is at 6, followed by choir rehearsal. On Thursday, Men of Prosperity begins at 5:30 p.m., and choir rehearsal is at 7. The Weight of Glory Women’s and Men’s Conference II will begin at 7 p.m. July 20 with Linda Sweezer, pastor, leading. A sermon of licensure for April Howard is set for 5 p.m. July 24, and for Lady Ann Sweezer July 31. Perfect Peace is broadcast at 6 a.m. Sundays on WAPT16, at 6 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays on Channel 17 and at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday on WUFX-11.

King of Kings Sunday services at King of Kings Christian Center, 4209 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Evening service is at 5 each first and third Sunday. Children’s ministry for ages 2-6 is Sunday. Ages 2-10 meet Thursday. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. Keeping it REAL youth explosion will be July 23-24. For information or transportation, call 601-661-6444 or 601-629-7791. Willie P. Taylor is pastor.


Special events

• First Baptist — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., garage sale/chicken dinners for youth department; 1511 1/2 Lane St. • Mount Carmel M.B. — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., youth outreach workshop; Barbara J. Appleby, 601-638-5793; minister Gertrude Young, 601-634-1418; 2729 Alma St. • New Oak Ridge M.B. — 6 p.m., musical program and 23rd anniversary of the Rev. K.C. Frazier and wife; 2875 Newman Road, Utica. • Parkway Baptist — 6 p.m., Gordon Mote concert; 601-9249912; 802 N. Frontage Road, Clinton. • Triumphant Baptist — 10 a.m., midyear church conference; 124 Pittman Road.

SUNDAY • First M.B. ­— 2 p.m., 18th anniversary of the Rev. Johnny Hughes; the Rev. Kemp Burley, guest speaker; 5014 Old Highway 18, Hermanville. • King David M.B. No. 1 — Noon, 15th anniversary of the Rev. A.L. Hines and wife; the Rev. Charlie Blackmore, guest speaker; 2717 Letitia St. • Mount Ararat M.B. — 2:45 p.m., 127th church anniversary and dinner; United Men of Christ; the Rev. L.A. Hall Sr., pastor; Eagle Lake community. • New Oak Ridge M.B. — Noon, 23rd anniversary of the Rev. K.C. Frazier and wife; overseer Letha Butler, speaker; 2875 Newman Road, Utica.

MONDAY • China Grove — 7:30 p.m., revival; the Rev. E.E. Gibbs, evangelist; the Rev. R.L. Miller, pastor; Oak Ridge Road. • New Poplar Grove Independent Methodist — 7 p.m., revival; minister Tommie L. Moore, speaker; James O. Bowman Sr., pastor; 4399 Mississippi 27, Edwards. • Shiloh Baptist — 7:15 p.m., revival; the Rev. Charlie Caesar, guest speaker; Dr. Willie J. Jones, pastor; 920 Meadow St.

TUESDAY • China Grove — 7:30 p.m., revival; the Rev. E.E. Gibbs, evangelist; the Rev. R.L. Miller, pastor; Oak Ridge Road. • New Poplar Grove Independent Methodist — 7 p.m., revival; minister Bessie Keys, speaker; James O. Bowman Sr., pastor; 4399 Mississippi 27, Edwards. • Shiloh Baptist — 7:15 p.m., revival; the Rev. Charlie Caesar, guest speaker; Dr. Willie J. Jones, pastor; 920 Meadow St.

WEDNESDAY • China Grove — 7:30 p.m., revival; the Rev. E.E. Gibbs, evangelist; the Rev. R.L. Miller, pastor; Oak Ridge Road. • New Poplar Grove Independent Methodist — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Joe Harris, speaker; James O. Bowman Sr., pastor; 4399 Mississippi 27, Edwards. • Shiloh Baptist — 7:15 p.m., revival; the Rev. Charlie Caesar, guest speaker; Dr. Willie J. Jones, pastor; 920 Meadow St.

THURSDAY • China Grove — 7:30 p.m., revival; the Rev. E.E. Gibbs, evangelist; the Rev. R.L. Miller, pastor; Oak Ridge Road. • New Poplar Grove Independent Methodist — 7 p.m., revival; minister Marilyn Lewis, speaker; James O. Bowman Sr., pastor; 4399 Mississippi 27, Edwards. • Shiloh Baptist — 7:15 p.m., revival; the Rev. Charlie Caesar, guest speaker; Dr. Willie J. Jones, pastor; 920 Meadow St.

FRIDAY • China Grove — 7:30 p.m., revival; the Rev. E.E. Gibbs, evangelist; the Rev. R.L. Miller, pastor; Oak Ridge Road. • Cedar Grove — 7 p.m., Movie Night at the Grove, “The Preacher’s Kid”; 3300 Grange Hall Road. • New Poplar Grove Independent Methodist — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. James Archer, speaker; James O. Bowman Sr., pastor; 4399 Mississippi 27, Edwards. • Shiloh Baptist — 7:15 p.m., revival; the Rev. Charlie Caesar, guest speaker; Dr. Willie J. Jones, pastor; 920 Meadow St. • Travelers Rest Baptist — 7 p.m., Youth Night Explosion; mimes, praise dancers, choirs invited; the Rev. Thomas E. Bernard, pastor; 718 Bowmar Ave.

King Solomon Baptist Sunday services at King Solomon Baptist Church, 1401 Farmer St., begin at 8:15 a.m. with “The Hour of SoulSaving Power” with the Rev. R.D. Bernard delivering the message. The Praise Team will provide the music. Worship is at 10. The youth choir will sing. Child care is provided beginning at 9:30. Children’s church/Sunday school is at 11. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m.

JULY 18 • Hopewell Baptist — 3 p.m., 115th anniversary; Ronald Reagan, speaker; United Men of Christ; 5336 U.S. 61 South. • Greater Mount Zion Baptist — 11 a.m., Family and Friends Day; 907 Farmer St.

JULY 19 • Oak Chapel M.B. — 7:15 p.m., revival; the Rev. Leonard Walker, speaker; Dellie C. Robinson, pastor; Bovina.

JULY 20 • Oak Chapel M.B. — 7:15 p.m., revival; the Rev. Jeffery McGee, speaker; Dellie C. Robinson, pastor; Bovina.

JULY 21 • Oak Chapel M.B. — 7:15 p.m., revival; the Rev. Reginald Harris, speaker; Dellie C. Robinson, pastor; Bovina.

JULY 22 • Oak Chapel M.B. — 7:15 p.m., revival; the Rev. Willie Jones, speaker; Dellie C. Robinson, pastor; Bovina.

JULY 23 • Oak Chapel M.B. — 7:15 p.m., revival; the Rev. Gregory Mayfield, speaker; Dellie C. Robinson, pastor; Bovina.

JULY 24 • Greater Grove Street M.B. — 10 a.m., vacation Bible school fun day; 2715 Greater Grove St. • Unity Temple Full Gospel — 6 p.m., baking class; Cynthia Gibson, instructor; $15; hosted by Women of War; 601-5295882; 2647 Roosevelt Ave.

JULY 25 • New Rock of Ages M.B. — 3 p.m., Women in White; Vannessa Lee, speaker; Dr. Michael R. Reed Sr., pastor; 2944 Valley St.

JULY 26 • Clover Valley M.B. — 6:45 p.m., prayer; 7, revival; the Rev. Phillip Burks, speaker; 7670 Mississippi 27.

JULY 27 • Clover Valley M.B. — 6:45 p.m., prayer; 7, revival; the Rev. Gregory Butler, speaker; 7670 Mississippi 27.

JULY 28 • Clover Valley M.B. — 6:45 p.m., prayer; 7, revival; the Rev. Dr. Leonard Walker, speaker; 7670 Mississippi 27.

JULY 29 • Clover Valley M.B. — 6:45 p.m., prayer; 7, revival; the Rev. Kemp Burley, speaker; 7670 Mississippi 27.

JULY 30 • Clover Valley M.B. — 6:45 p.m., prayer; 7, revival; the Rev. Dr. Casey Fisher, speaker; 7670 Mississippi 27.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL MONDAY-thursday • Bovina U.M.C. — 6:30 p.m., with St. Alban’s Episcopal Church; 70 Bovina Drive. • Travelers Rest Baptist — 7 p.m.; 718 Bowmar Ave.

MONDAY-FRIDAY • Greater Mount Zion Baptist — 6-8 p.m.; 907 Farmer St.

JULY 21-23 • Greater Grove Street M.B. — 6 p.m.; 2715 Alcorn Drive.

King David M.B. No. 1 Services at King David M.B. No. 1, 2717 Letitia St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is at 11 each second Sunday. The 15th anniversary celebration for the Rev. A.L. Hines, pastor, and his wife will begin at noon. The Rev. Charlie Blackmore is guest speaker. Bible study is at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Creative Woman’s ministry meets at 9 a.m. each fourth Saturday. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each first, third and fourth Monday. The Usher Board meets at 11 a.m. each second Saturday.


• Greater Mount Zion Baptist — 6 p.m., youth gospel music extravaganza; 907 Farmer St. • Zion Travelers M.B. — 6 p.m., musical benefit for Onia Lassister; choirs, groups, soloists invited; 1701 Poplar St.

Wednesday and at noon on Friday. The Sunday message can be heard, live, on WTRM 100.5 at 11 a.m., and at 7 p.m. on WJIW 104.7, KJIW 94.5 or KCAT 1340. CDs of the Sunday message may be obtained by calling 601-6387658 and leaving a message. For transportation, call 601831-4387 or 601-630-5342 a day ahead.

Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Mike Sharp will lead the adult class. Women’s intercessory prayer is between Sunday school and 11 a.m. worship, which is led by Dr. E.L. Sharp, pastor. Men’s prayer is at 5:30 p.m., and worship is at 6. Bible study and prayer service are at 7 p.m. Wednesday. A nursery is provided for all services.

Lighthouse Assembly of God

Living Word Baptist

Services for Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:45. Evening worship is at 6 with Debbie Quimby leading praise and worship. Children’s church is led by Harry and Vickie Ogle. Wednesday night Bible study is at 6:30. The Rev. George Farris is pastor.

Lighthouse Baptist Services at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1804 Sky Farm

Services at Living Word Baptist Church, 2845 Clay St., Suite 13 (in the Emmich Building), begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members orientation. Worship is at 11. Morning Glory services are at 8:30 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Bible study is at 7 each Wednesday night. W.I.T.N.E.S.S., a women’s ministry, is at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. Man II Man, a men’s ministry, is at 8:30 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Dr. Stevie C. Duncan is senior pastor. Visit www.

thelivingwordbaptistchurch. com.

Locust Grove M.B. Worship and Communion at Locust Grove M.B. Church, 472 Stenson Road, begin at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Robert L. Miller delivering the message. Communion is each second and fourth Sunday at 10:30 and each fourth Sunday at 8:30. Fifth Sunday worship begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. each Sunday except the second. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

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

Mercy Seat Baptist Services at Mercy Seat Baptist, 5 Dos Casas Lane, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school led by Grace Brown. Communion begins at 11 a.m. each third and fourth Sunday. Covenant is each third Sunday. Choir practice led by Mattie Lacey begins at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday before the third and fourth Sunday. Musicians are Shirley Coleman-Harris and Charlie Gross. Members who have signed up for the Birmingham trip must meet at the church at 7:20 a.m. Friday. The bus will leave at 8. The Rev. Rudy Smith is pastor.

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

Mount Calvary Baptist Services at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1350 East

Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Al Evans, superintendent. Worship is at 11 with Mincer Minor, pastor, delivering the message. Communion is each second and third Sunday. Services are at 8 a.m. each fifth Sunday. Children’s ministry for ages 1-7 begins at 9:30 a.m. in the annex each Sunday. Brotherhood meets at 6 p.m. each first Tuesday. Senior choir rehearses at 6 each Thursday. Ushers meet at 6 each Tuesday before the second Sunday. Wednesday’s youth Bible study and intercessory prayer begin at 6 p.m., followed by adult Bible study at 7. For transportation call 601636-4999.

Mount Carmel M.B. Services at Mount Carmel M.B. Church, 2729 Alma St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Keafur Grimes. Worship and Communion are each first Sunday; Sunday school enhancement each second Sunday; worship and testimony service each third Sunday; and youth services each fourth and fifth Sunday. All are at 11 a.m. Wednesday’s Bible study/ prayer service is at 6:30 p.m. Mission Society meets at 3 p.m. each second Monday at the church and at 2 p.m. each fourth Saturday at Carmel Manor on Bowman Street. Dr. Franklin L. Lassiter is pastor.

Mount Carmel Services at Mount Carmel Ministries, 2015 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members training. Worship begins at 11, with Communion each first Sunday. Musicians rehearse at 5 p.m. Monday. On Wednesday, Praise and worship choir rehearses at 5 p.m. Midweek Bible class begins at 7. Men’s fellowship is at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Youth choir rehearses at noon Saturdays before the second and third Sunday. Exercise class begins at 8 a.m. each Saturday. For information and transportation, call 601-638-9015.

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

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

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

Narrow Way M.B. Services at Narrow Way M.B. Church, 522 Locust St., begin at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. James E. Williams is pastor. Call 601-218-8061.

New Dimension World Services at New Dimension World, 2011 Washington St., begin at 11 a.m. Sunday Continued on page B4.


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church events Continued from page B3. with worship. Services can be watched live at www. Family prayer is at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Q&A Bible study at 7. Bishop George Tyler Straughter is founder and senior pastor. Call 601-456-0215.

New Mount Elem M.B. Services at New Mount Elem M.B. Church, 3014 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Intercessory prayer begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Bible class begins at 7. Dr. Leonard Walker is pastor.

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

Northside Baptist Services at Northside Baptist Church, 4820 N. Washington St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by children’s church and worship led by Dr. Frank Lescallette, pastor, at 11. Evening activities begin at 5 with Kids Time, followed by Youth Explosion and worship at 6. Wednesday activities begin at 6:30 p.m. with mission study, men’s Bible study and GAs, followed by Bible study/ prayer at 7. A nursery is provided for all services.

Oakland Baptist Services at Oakland Baptist Church, 2959 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with a devotional led by Ray Wade. Sunday school is at 9:45. Worship and children’s church begin at 10:45. Music is led by Lanny McCann. Special music will be by Myra Beard. Justin Rhodes is pastor. The Beth Moore Bible study continues at 5 p.m. Evening worship is at 6. On Wednesday, prayer service and the children’s summer fun program are at 7. The youths will attend camp this week. A nursery is provided for all services.

Open Door Bible Services at Open Door Bible Church, 4866 Mount Alban Road, begin at 10:15 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11:15. Youth and adult classes are offered. Call 601-638-2536.

Pentecostal Explosion Services at Pentecostal Explosion Ministries, 2130 Washington St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship at 10:30. Wednesday Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Corporate prayer/Bible study is at 7 p.m. each second and fourth Friday. Leonard and Paula Calcote are pastors. Call 601-636-4978.

Pleasant Green Baptist Services at Pleasant Green Baptist, 817 Bowman St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., led by Ernest Walker, deacon and superintendent, and Elwin Johnson, assistant superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second Sunday. Communion is each fourth Sunday.

Bible study is at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Deacons and trustees meet at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the second Sunday. The Rev. Herman L. Sylvester is pastor.

Pleasant Hill M.B. Services at Pleasant Hill M.B. Church, 11170 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 10 a.m each Sunday. The following activities begin at 11:15 a.m. — worship and Communion each second Sunday; worship each fourth Sunday. Prayer and Bible study begin at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. The Rev. Joseph Brisco is pastor.

Pleasant Valley M.B. Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 260 Mississippi 27, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by Communion at 11. On Tuesday, Shady Lawn Nursing Home Ministry begins at 6:30 p.m. Bible Institute begins at 7:30. A nursery for children as old as 4 is provided Sunday mornings. The Rev. Joe Harris is pastor.

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

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

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

Redbone U.M.C. Sunday school at Redbone United Methodist Church, Redbone Road, begins at 10 a.m. Worship is at 11. The program will be called “Commonplace Miracles.” The Rev. Thomas M. Shreve is pastor.

Redwood U.M.C. Services at Redwood United Methodist Church, 101 Redwood Road, across from Redwood Elementary, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon and a special time for youth. Alainna and Rachel Neumann will be acolytes. Christopher and Johnny Lee will be ushers. A nursery is provided. Adult choir practice is at 6:30 p.m. Call 601-218-6255.

Refuge Services at Refuge Church, 6202 Indiana Ave., begin at 10:45 a.m. with praise and worship with Bethany Winkler, music pastor, followed by the morning message

with Tony Winkler, senior pastor. Kidz Construction and evening services are canceled. Wednesday Family Night begins at 7 in the Family Life Center. The adults will study Exodus. A nursery is available for children as old as 4. Call 601-638-4439 or visit

Ridgeway Baptist Services at Ridgeway Baptist Church, 4684 Redwood Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Children’s church and worship are at 11. The movie “How Great Is Our God” will be shown, followed by a finger food and watermelon fellowship. Evening worship begins at 6. On Wednesday, prayer group meets at 9 a.m. at the home of Winnie Mann. Bible study/prayer meeting is at 7 p.m. The Rev. Gene Jacks is pastor.

St. Mary’s Episcopal St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 900 First North St., will observe the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Denny Allman will bring the message and celebrate at the Eucharist, using Rite II from “The Book of Common Prayer.” Coffee and snacks are available before and after the service.

St. Paul M.B. Services at St. Paul M.B. Church, 1413 Elm St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Evelyn Byrd is superintendent. Roosevelt Kidd is assistant superintendent. Communion is at 11 a.m. each second Sunday. On Monday, Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Choir rehearsal is at noon each Saturday. Dr. Michael R. Reed is pastor.

St. Alban’s Episcopal

St. Paul Catholic

Activities for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 5930 Warriors Trail, Bovina, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Holy Eucharist, Rite 1. Choir practice led by Joan Leese, organist and choirmaster, is at 9:30. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, is at 10 with the Rev. Billie Abraham, rector, preaching and celebrating at both services. Child care is provided. Coffee and fellowship follow both services. Healing service and Eucharist are at 6 Wednesdays. Call 601-636-6687.

St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., will celebrate the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Sacrament of Reconciliation and Rosary are at 5 p.m. each Saturday. Vigil Mass is at 5:30 tonight, and Sunday Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass this week will be at 7 a.m. Fridays. Communion service is at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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

St. Luke Church of God in Christ Services at St. Luke Church of God in Christ, 915 First East St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship with Communion at 11. Evening worship service begins at 7 with YPWW Bible study. One Hour of Prayer is at 8 a.m. Saturday. On Tuesday, prayer/Bible study is at 7 p.m. A home and foreign missions Bible study is at 7 p.m. Friday, followed by an evangelism service each first and third Friday. Choir rehearsal is at 8 p.m. each second and fourth Friday. Elder Douglas Anderson is pastor. For transportation, call 601-6380389.

St. Mark Free Will Services at St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church, 2606 Hannah St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Denton is superintendent. Worship begins at 11 a.m. each second Sunday. Communion is at 11 a.m. each fourth Sunday with music by the senior choir. Rosman Daniels is the musician. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday. Men and Women’s Day program begins at 1 p.m. July 18. Family and Friends Day will be July 25. The Rev. Billy Bennett Jr. is pastor.

St. Mary’s Catholic St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1512 Main St., will celebrate the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time at 9 a.m. Daily Mass is at 6:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday in the parish chapel. Devotion to the Blessed Mother is at 7 p.m. each Monday in the chapel. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. The Rosary is recited at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday before Mass. The Sacrament of Penance is at 8:45 a.m. each Sunday, or by appointment. Youth Mass is each fourth Sunday. The Rev. Malcolm O’Leary is pastor. Call 601-636-0115.

Shiloh Baptist Sunday services at Shiloh Baptist Church, 920 Meadow St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. George Kennedy is superintendent. Communion is at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. Covenant is each second Sunday. Tuesday Bible study begins at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Willie Jones, pastor. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. Tuesday after the second Sunday.

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

Southside Baptist Services at Southside Baptist Church, 95 Baptist Drive, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Greg Clemts, pastor, speaking. Andrew Clemts, interim song director, and Jim Bowman, instrumentalist, will lead the music. Sunday evening adult choir practice is at 4. Bible study is at 5, followed by worship at 6. Midweek prayer services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and Bible study/prayer services are at 7 p.m. Call 601-631-0047.

Springhill M.B. Services at Springhill M.B. Church, 815 Mission 66, begin at 9 a.m. each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. The Rev. Reginald Anderson is pastor.

Travelers Rest Baptist Services at Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Ave., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Baptism is at 10 each first Sunday. A nursery is available, as is children’s church. Music will be by Perfect Praise Inspirational choir. The deacons ministry meets at 7:30 p.m. each second Monday. The missionary ministry meets at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. The ushers and wellness ministries meet after services each third Sunday. Men of Purpose rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday. Youth tutorial meets at 7 each Tuesday night. Boy Scouts meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Bible study/ prayer is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Midweek Bible study/ prayer begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Perfect Praise choir

rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each fourth Wednesday. Inspirational choir rehearsal is at 6:30 p.m. each second Wednesday. United Voices of Worship rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Call 601-636-3712 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Thomas E. Bernard is pastor.

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

Triumph Services at Triumph Church, 136 Honeysuckle Lane, begin with prayer at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Worship is at 8:30 and 10:30 with Mike Fields, pastor, bringing the message. Kingdom Kids Church and a teen class are available. A nursery is provided for children as old as 3. Corporate prayer is at 6 a.m. Tuesday and at 6 p.m. Saturday. Wednesday services begin at 6 p.m. and include Elevate Your Life classes, 24/7 youth ministries and Kingdom Kids church. Men’s Fraternity begins at 8 a.m. each first Saturday. Vacation Bible school will be 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 19-23.

Triumphant Baptist Services at Triumphant Baptist Church, 124 Pittman Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with New Sunday Connection/ New Members Transition Classes at the Kings Empowerment Center. Partners in Prayer begins at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, followed by worship at 10. Women’s ministry is at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the administration building. Activities at the Kings Empowerment Center include aerobics at 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday, and Bible study at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Mass choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Elders Bible study is at noon Friday in the administration building. Usher Helps Ministry meets each fourth Saturday at 4 p.m. at the administration building. For transportation, call 601-2181319, 601-638-8135 or 601-6388108. The Rev. Dexter Jones is pastor.

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

Warrenton Independent Services at Warrenton Independent Baptist Church, 829 Belva Drive, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Marvin E. Curtis Jr., pastor, preaching. P.J. Griffing will lead the singing. Junior church is during worship and is led by Scott Audirsch, associate youth pastor. Evening worship begins at 6 with Curtis delivering the message. Wednesday night prayer meeting begins at 7 with Curtis preaching. Prayer time will follow.

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

provided Sunday mornings.

Westminster Services at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages. Worship with the Lord’s Supper is at 11 with Scott Reiber, pastor, preaching. Elder Bob LaBarre will assist. Evening worship is at 6 with LaBarre assisting. Mary Claire Allison is choir director. Dr. Gwen Reiber is organist. A nursery is provided. On Wednesday, prayer/ Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m.

Wilderness Baptist Services at Wilderness Baptist Church, 5415 Gibson Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Bob Conrad, pastor, delivering the message. Evening service begins at 6. On Wednesday, old-time prayer begins at 6:30 p.m. with children’s ministries. A nursery is provided.

Woodlawn Baptist Services at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 2310 Culkin Road, begin at 9:40 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. The Rev. Kent Campbell is pastor. The Rev. Mike Barber is minister of music. Devin Rost is minister of students. A nursery is provided for children as old as 3. Children’s church is available for 4 years through second grade. Morning services are at 11 on WBBV-101.3-FM or Evening service is canceled. On Wednesday, early service begins at 10 a.m. Youth Underground Connections and worship are at 6. Call 601-636-5320.

Word of Faith Sunday services at Word of Faith Christian Center, 3525 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Corporate prayer is at 10:15 a.m. Sunday and 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. Midweek services and Glorify God youth ministry are at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. The Rev. Reginald L. Walker is pastor. Bishop Kevin E. Wright is founder. Call 601-638-2500 or visit

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

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Lee traded to Rangers By The Associated Press

World Cup 2010 Today Third-place game 1:30 p.m. ABC Uruguay vs. Germany Sunday Championship 1:30 p.m. ABC Netherlands vs. Spain


PREP BASKETBALL MAC All-Star Game Today, 1 p.m. at Mississippi College


6:30 p.m. TNT - The Sprint Cup Series heads to Joliet’s Chicagoland Speedway for the 400.



Mississippi Titans and Warren Central High infielder ripped a two-RBI double in a 2-2 tie with the Jackson 96ers on Friday at the Southern Miss Invitational in Hattiesburg.


Vols dismiss Myles, suspend two others

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Tennessee players were charged during an early morning bar brawl that left an off-duty police officer who tried to break up the fight knocked unconscious, and more could be facing charges, police said Friday. Incoming freshman receiver Da’Rick Rogers was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, Knoxville police said. Rising sophomore defensive back Darren Myles Jr. was charged with assault, resisting arrest and evading arrest, University of Tennessee police said. Tennessee coach Derek Dooley dismissed Myles from the team Friday evening and indefinitely suspended sophomore linebacker Greg King and sophomore defensive tackle Marlon Walls, though it was not clear what their alleged roles were in the matter. A campus police report said Myles tried to hide under a car and in some bushes as an officer tried to arrest him, then elbowed the officer in the face. It was the second offseason arrest for Myles, 19. He also was charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest on April 18 after a disturbance at a Knoxville restaurant and nightclub. “It is a privilege, not a right, to be a member of the University of Tennessee football team,” Dooley said in a statement.


La. Pick 3: 7-0-9 La. Pick 4: 8-1-6-3

Weekly results: C2

SEATTLE — Cliff Lee is suddenly in the starting rotation for the AL West-leading Texas Rangers, who pulled off a big deal despite bankruptcy proceedings and unsettled ownership. The struggling Seattle Mariners sent the ace left-hander and reliever Mark Lowe to the Rangers on Friday for rookie first baseman Justin Smoak and three minor leaguers. Texas also receives cash as part of the deal for Lee, who can become a free agent after this season. While the Rangers might

mlb have a hard time affording Lee longterm, they now have one of baseball’s best pitchers on board for a serious Justin run at their Smoak first playoff appearance since 1999. “They’ve got a great team, they’re in first place and I’m going to try and go there and do everything I can to help them head in the direction their heading,” Lee said

Friday before flying from Seattle to Texas. “They’re already in a good spot, have a great team and I just want to be one of the guys.” It was the third trade in less than a year for Lee, a former standout at Meridian Community College, who was 8-3 with a 2.34 ERA in 13 starts for last-place Seattle. His first start for Texas could come tonight against Baltimore. In the first major deal leading up to the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline, the Rangers landed one of the most coveted players on the market despite financial See Lee, Page C3.

The associated press

Seattle Mariners starter Cliff Lee pitches against the Detroit Tigers on July 4 in Detroit. Lee was traded on Friday to the Texas Rangers.

Ammons, Mayfield REPRESENT VHS

Gators to play in all-star game By Jeff Byrd Unlike most all-star basketball games, there will be some familiarity for Vicksburg’s Mychal Ammons when he plays in the Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star Game today. Ammons has played against or the same team with nearly half the players suiting up for the contest scheduled for 2:30 at Mississippi College’s A.E. Wood Coliseum. The girls’ game will start at 1 p.m. Vicksburg High will also be represented in the girls’ game by forward Donyeah Mayfield. Mayfield was the 2010 Vicksburg Post Player of the Year. Ammons was the co-Player of the Year along with graduated senior and Jackson State signee Kelsey Howard. Howard played in last year’s game and scored 11 points in a 107-104 loss to the South. LSU signee Andre Stringer of Forest Hill hit a game-winning shot in the final minute. Ammons will be the third Gator in four years to play in the contest. Jonathan Phelps started for the North in the 2007 game in Clinton. For the 6-foot-6 Ammons, he’ll see several friendly faces before the ball is tipped. “Johnnie O’Bryant is playing and we play together on the Jackson Tigers along with Letwan (Luckett). Our teammate, Tyler Adams (of Brandon), is playing for the South. That’ll be fun playing against him again,” Ammons said. Ammons got the pleasure twice last year and led the Gators to last-second wins in both contests against the 6-9 Adams and his Brandon Bulldogs. Also playing for the South will be Meridian’s Rodney Hood, a 6-6 forward who is y ranked as the state’s top player along with O’Bryant, a 6-9 center from Cleveland East Side. “Rodney has already been talking trash about how they are going to beat us, but we got him at the Mississippi State camp,” said Ammons, who led Vicksburg past Hood’s Meridian High Wildcats in the finals of the MSU team camp last month. Meridian was the Class 6A runner-up to Starkville, a team that beat the Gators in the North State 6A Tournament. It was also during June when Ammons, O’Bryant, Luckett, Adams and the rest of the Tigers went to play in the Nike AAU Invitational in


McMurray leads field at Joliet By The Associated Press

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg’s Mychal Ammons (23) dunks against Clinton on Jan. 29. He will play in

the Mississippi Association of Coaches AllStar Game in Clinton today.

prep basketball Los Angeles. “It was a good trip. We were hoping we could get to see the Lakers and Celtics in the NBA Finals, but they were playing in Boston that week,” Ammons said. Ammons is regarded as one of the state’s top five players by most college recruiters. Last season, he helped the Gators go 25-4, scoring 19.8 points and grabbing 9.6 rebounds per game. Vicksburg coach Dellie C. Robinson feels those numbers will be better in 2011. “What we need Mike to do is establish himself inside. I know that in AAU ball he plays out on the wing, but for us to be successful, we need him down low to score and rebound. If he does that, we’ve got the team that will be difficult to beat,” Robinson said. Playing tough inside has been the trademark of Mayfield, a rising senior for the Missy Gators. She averaged 16 points and 12 rebounds per game for Coach Barbara Hartzog’s team.

meredith spencer•The Vicksburg Post

Warren Central’s Ricille Davis is fouled hard by Vicksburg’s Donyeah Mayfield, right, at Vicksburg on Dec. 13. Mayfield will play in the MAC All-Star Game today.

JOLIET, Ill. — Finding speed hasn’t been a huge problem for Jamie McMurray this season. It’s the consistent results that have so far eluded him. McMurray won the pole position for tonight’s race at ChicaJamie goland McMurray Speedway, turning a lap of 183.542 mph in his Chevrolet on Friday. It is the third pole of the season and sixth of his career for McMurray, who won the Daytona 500 in February but has been struggling of late. “We’ve had good speed all year, and we haven’t been able to capitalize on enough good finishes,” McMurray said. “We’ve had good results. It seems like we either have a chance to win the race or we finish 30th, and we’ve got to get a little bit better, more consistent there. But again, the speed is the hardest thing to find.” McMurray said he and the No. 1 team concentrated on trying to run the low groove at the bottom of the track in practice. Based on his observations of past races at Chicagoland, McMurray believes it will pay off in Saturday’s race. “I committed to running the bottom the entire practice, never got off of it,” McMurray said. “Even if the car didn’t quite have the speed in it, I just made my car handle well down there.” McMurray was followed in qualifying by the Chevrolets of Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart. Johnson planned to fly home to Charlotte right away to spend time with his wife and newborn daughter. He will return in time for Saturday night’s race. Johnson joked that his lack of sleep since his daughter was born Wednesday might have been a bonus. “I haven’t qualified all that well lately, so maybe six hours of sleep before qualifying is necessary over a couple of days to See NASCAR, Page C3.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

on tv


AUTO RACING 7 a.m. Speed - Formula One, qualifying for British Grand Prix 6:30 p.m. TNT - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, 400 8 p.m. Speed - ARCA, Prairie Meadows 200 9 p.m. ESPN2 - NHRA, qualifying for Northwest Nationals (tape) CYCLING 6:30 a.m. Versus - Tour de France, stage 7, Tournus to Station des Rousses, France GOLF 9 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Scottish Open Noon TGC - Nationwide Tour, Wayne Gretzky Classic 3 p.m. CBS - PGA Tour, John Deere Classic 3 p.m. NBC - USGA, U.S. Women’s Open Championship MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m. Fox - Atlanta at N.Y. Mets 6 p.m. WGN - Kansas City at Chicago White Sox WORLD CUP SOCCER 1:30 p.m. ABC - Third place match, Uruguay vs. Germany WNBA BASKETBALL 3:30 p.m. ESPN - The Stars at the Sun, women’s national team vs. WNBA All-Stars

major league baseball



from staff & AP reports

Minor League Baseball Mississippi Braves win sixth in a row Mississippi Braves outfielder Willie Cabrera hit a two-run bomb and the first-place M-Braves got six solid innings out of Erick Cordier as they topped the Birmingham Barons 6-4 at Trustmark Park on Friday. Juan Abreu earned the save, pitching a perfect ninth as the M-Braves boosted their lead in the South Division race.

NASCAR Busch wins Nationwide race at Chicagoland JOLIET, Ill. — Kyle Busch pounced on Joey Logano on a restart in overtime, then pulled away to win the Nationwide series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Friday night. It was Busch’s 37th victory in NASCAR’s second-tier series, moving him into sole possession of second place in the series’ career wins list. Only Mark Martin has more, with 48. “It turned out to be a good night,” Busch said. Toyotas swept the top five spots as Logano finished second, followed by Brian Scott, David Reutimann and Jason Leffler.

College Football LSU reserve QB Garrett to transfer BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU reserve quarterback Chris Garrett has decided to transfer out of LSU. Coach Les Miles made the announcement on Friday, saying Garrett is “a good kid” and there are no hard feelings. Garrett would have been a redshirt freshman in 2010, likely entering fall camp as the fourth-string quarterback behind projected starter Jordan Jefferson and backups Jarrett Lee and Zach Lee. LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette says Garrett had not committed to another program when he notified LSU he’d be leaving. If Garrett transfers to an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision school, he will be eligible to play this fall. The Tupelo native would have to sit out a year if he went to another Football Bowl Subdivision program.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 10 1926 — Bobby Jones wins the U.S. Open golf tournament for the second time with a 293 total. 1936 — Philadelphia’s Chuck Klein hits four home runs in a 9-6 10-inning victory over the Pirates at Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field. 1992 — The Major Soccer League, the only major nationwide professional soccer competition in the United States, folds after 14 seasons. 1998 — Se Ri Pak posts the lowest LPGA Tour score with a 10-under 61 in the second round of the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic. Pak birdies five holes on each side, wrapping up the historic round with birdies on her last three holes and ending with a dramatic 20-foot birdie putt.

American League East Division

W New York.......................54 Tampa Bay....................52 Boston...........................50 Toronto..........................43 Baltimore.......................26

L 31 34 36 44 59

Pct .635 .605 .581 .494 .306

GB — 2 1/2 4 1/2 12 28

W Detroit............................47 Chicago.........................47 Minnesota......................45 Kansas City...................39 Cleveland.......................34

L 37 38 41 47 52

Pct .560 .553 .523 .453 .395

GB — 1/2 3 9 14

Central Division

West Division

W L Pct GB Texas.............................50 35 .588 — Los Angeles..................46 42 .523 5 1/2 Oakland.........................41 45 .477 9 1/2 Seattle...........................34 51 .400 16 ——— Friday’s Games Detroit 7, Minnesota 3 Boston 14, Toronto 3 Cleveland 9, Tampa Bay 3 Baltimore at Texas, (n) Chicago White Sox 8, Kansas City 2 L.A. Angels at Oakland, (n) N.Y. Yankees at Seattle, (n) Today’s Games Boston (Lackey 9-4) at Toronto (Morrow 5-6), 12:07 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 7-6) at Detroit (Bonderman 4-6), 3:10 p.m. Kansas City (Bannister 7-6) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 4-7), 6:05 p.m. Cleveland (Laffey 1-2) at Tampa Bay (Garza 9-5), 6:10 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 0-3) at Texas (Harrison 1-1), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Kazmir 7-8) at Oakland (Sheets 3-8), 8:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Vazquez 7-7) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 6-5), 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Minnesota at Detroit, 12:05 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 12:07 p.m. Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 12:40 p.m. Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 2:05 p.m. Baltimore at Texas, 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Seattle, 3:10 p.m. Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games All-Star Game at Anaheim, CA, 7:05 p.m.

National League East Division

W Atlanta...........................51 New York.......................47 Philadelphia...................45 Florida............................40 Washington....................39

L 35 39 40 45 48

Pct GB .593 — .547 4 .529 5 1/2 .471 10 1/2 .448 12 1/2

W Cincinnati.......................49 St. Louis........................46 Chicago.........................38 Milwaukee......................38 Houston.........................35 Pittsburgh......................30

L 39 40 48 49 52 56

Pct GB .557 — .535 2 .442 10 .437 10 1/2 .402 13 1/2 .349 18

Central Division

West Division

W L Pct GB San Diego.....................50 35 .588 — Colorado........................47 38 .553 3 Los Angeles..................47 38 .553 3 San Francisco...............45 41 .523 5 1/2 Arizona..........................33 53 .384 17 1/2 ——— Friday’s Games Philadelphia 9, Cincinnati 7, 10 innings Washington 8, San Francisco 1 Atlanta 4, N.Y. Mets 2 St. Louis 8, Houston 0 Milwaukee 5, Pittsburgh 4, 10 innings San Diego at Colorado, (n) Florida at Arizona, (n) Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers, (n) Today’s Games Atlanta (T.Hudson 8-4) at N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 10-3), 3:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Gorzelanny 3-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Ely 4-6), 3:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Tr.Wood 0-0) at Philadelphia (Halladay 10-7), 6:05 p.m. San Francisco (J.Sanchez 7-6) at Washington (Stammen 2-3), 6:05 p.m. St. Louis (Suppan 0-4) at Houston (Myers 5-6), 6:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Karstens 2-3) at Milwaukee (Bush 3-6), 6:10 p.m. Florida (N.Robertson 6-6) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 3-7), 7:10 p.m. San Diego (LeBlanc 4-6) at Colorado (Hammel 6-3), 7:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 12:35 p.m. San Francisco at Washington, 12:35 p.m. St. Louis at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. San Diego at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Florida at Arizona, 3:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers, 7:05 p.m. Monday’s Games No games scheduled

BRAVES 4, METS 2 Atlanta New York ab r h bi ab r h bi Prado 2b 5 0 0 0 Pagan cf 5 0 2 0 MeCarr rf 5 2 3 1 JosRys ss 3 0 1 1 Infante 3b 5 2 4 1 DWrght 3b 3 0 1 1 McCnn c 3 0 1 0 I.Davis 1b 4 0 1 0 Glaus 1b 4 0 1 1 Bay lf 3 0 0 0 Hinske lf 3 0 0 0 Thole c 3 0 1 0 M.Diaz ph-lf 2 0 0 0 FRdrgz p 0 0 0 0 YEscor ss 4 0 1 0 Francr rf 4 0 0 0 GBlanc cf 3 0 1 0 RTejad 2b 2 0 0 0 Hanson p 2 0 1 0 JFelicn ph 1 0 0 0 OFlhrt p 0 0 0 0 Cora 2b 1 0 0 0 Conrad ph 1 0 0 0 Dickey p 2 2 2 0 Venters p 0 0 0 0 PFelicn p 0 0 0 0 THudsn ph 0 0 0 0 Dessns p 0 0 0 0 Saito p 0 0 0 0 NEvns ph 1 0 0 0 Wagner p 0 0 0 0 Parnell p 0 0 0 0 Barajs c 1 0 0 0 Totals 37 4 12 3 Totals 33 2 8 2 Atlanta......................................100 010 200 — 4 New York..................................001 010 000 — 2 E—Jos.Reyes (6). DP—New York 1. LOB—Atlanta 11, New York 8. 2B—McCann (16), Y.Escobar (12), Jos.Reyes (15), I.Davis (16). HR—Me. Cabrera (3), Infante (2). SB—Me.Cabrera (4), Pagan (17). CS—Infante (3). S—T.Hudson, Jos. Reyes. SF—D.Wright. IP H R ER BB SO Atlanta Hanson 5 2-3 7 2 2 1 6 O’Flaherty W,3-1 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 Venters H,9 1 0 0 0 0 2 Saito H,12 1 1 0 0 1 1 Wagner S,20-23 1 0 0 0 0 0 New York Dickey L,6-2 6 2-3 9 4 3 2 6 P.Feliciano 0 1 0 0 1 0 Dessens 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 Parnell 1 1 0 0 0 1 F.Rodriguez 1 1 0 0 1 1 P.Feliciano pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

WP—Hanson, Saito 2, F.Rodriguez. Umpires—Home, Paul Emmel; First, Bill Hohn; Second, Gary Darling; Third, Bruce Dreckman. T—3:06. A—36,356 (41,800).

CARDINALS 8, ASTROS 0 St. Louis Houston ab r h bi ab r h bi FLopez 3b 5 1 1 1 Bourn cf 4 0 1 0 Miles 2b 0 0 0 0 Kppngr 2b 4 0 0 0 Rasms cf 4 2 2 0 Brkmn 1b 2 0 1 0 B.Ryan ss 1 0 0 0 Ca.Lee lf 3 0 0 0 Pujols 1b 4 2 2 3 Pence rf 4 0 1 0 Hollidy lf 5 1 1 3 JaCastr c 4 0 1 0 Jay cf 4 0 2 0 CJhnsn 3b 4 0 0 0 Greene 3b 3 1 1 0 AngSnc ss 3 0 1 0 YMolin c 4 0 0 0 Norris p 1 0 0 0 Wnwrg p 3 0 0 0 Byrdak p 0 0 0 0 Stavinh ph 1 0 0 0 Sampsn p 0 0 0 0 McCllln p 0 0 0 0 Bourgs ph 1 0 1 0 Schmkr rf 4 1 2 1 GChacn p 0 0 0 0 Daigle p 0 0 0 0 Totals 38 8 11 8 Totals 30 0 6 0 St. Louis...................................110 000 033 — 8 Houston....................................000 000 000 — 0 DP—St. Louis 1. LOB—St. Louis 5, Houston 7. 2B—F.Lopez (11), Rasmus 2 (17), Pujols (21), Jay (6), Greene (2). HR—Pujols (21), Holliday (15). CS—Bourn (8). S—Norris. IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis Wainwright W,13-5 8 6 0 0 3 4 McClellan 1 0 0 0 0 1 Houston Norris L,2-6 7 2-3 7 5 5 1 4 Byrdak 0 1 0 0 1 0 Sampson 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 G.Chacin 2-3 2 2 2 0 0 Daigle 1-3 1 1 1 0 0 Byrdak pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. Umpires—Home, Adrian Johnson; First, Tim McClelland; Second, Andy Fletcher; Third, Mike Everitt. T—2:39. A—33,224 (40,976).

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W L Pct. GB Carolina (Reds).............10 8 .556 — Chattanooga (Dodgers).10 8 .556 — Huntsville (Brewers)......9 9 .500 1 x-Tennessee (Cubs)......8 10 .444 2 West Tenn (Mariners)...6 12 .333 4 South Division W L Pct. GB Mississippi (Braves)......11 7 .588 — x-Jacksonville (Marlins).10 8 .556 1 Mobile (Diamondbacks).9 8 .529 1 Montgomery (Rays).......9 8 .529 1 Birmingham (White Sox) 7 11 .412 4 x-clinched division ——— Friday’s Games Jacksonville 7, Tennessee 6 Carolina 3, West Tenn 1 Mississippi 6, Birmingham 4 Mobile at Montgomery, ppd., rain Huntsville 8, Chattanooga 2 Today’s Games Mobile at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m., 1st game Tennessee at Jacksonville, 7:05 p.m. Carolina at West Tenn, 7:05 p.m. Birmingham at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. Huntsville at Chattanooga, 7:15 p.m. Mobile at Montgomery, 8:35 p.m., 2nd game Sunday’s Games No games scheduled

prep basketball MAC All-Star Rosters

July 10, at Mississippi College

Boys North

No. Player Ht. School 3 Acie Vance............................6-1..................Ripley 11 Deontaye Ewing..................6-0.................Tupelo 12 Jarren Mallory.....................6-1................Provine 14 Jarvis Summer....................6-3................Provine 20 Mychal Ammons...............6-6.......... Vicksburg 23 David Gardner....................6-6.............. Okolona 24 Quentin Watkins.................6-1..................Lanier 25 LeAntwan Luckett...............6-4............Ridgeland 33 Jaylan Moore......................6-6.......Olive Branch 35 Donovan Ross....................6-5............Ridgeland 42 Deville Smith.......................6-0............. Callaway Coaches: George Christian (O’Bannon), Roderick Davidson (Ridgeland)


No. Player Ht. School 3 Hackeem Wesley..................6-2.........Newton Co. 11 Daniel Grieves....................6-6........... St. Patrick 12 Stanley McGee, Jr..............6-3.... Pass Christian 14 Xavier Rimmer....................6-2...... Piney Woods 20 Darius Forrest.....................6-6............. Wingfield 23 Rodney Hood......................6-8.............. Meridian 24 A.J. Wade...........................6-3... NE Lauderdale 25 Ladarius White....................6-5............. McComb 33 Johnny Zuppardo................6-9..... St. Stanislaus 35 Bryan Williams....................6-5......... Pascagoula 42 Trey Brown.........................6-7.............. Brandon 44 Tyler Adams........................6-9.............. Brandon Coaches: Darrin Gray (Scott Central), Buddy Kennedy (Pass Christian) ———

Girls North

No. Player Ht. School 00 Kelsei Ewings.....................5-4.......... West Point 10 Dominique Brothern............5-4..................Lanier 12 Z’Ahra Williams.................5-11.......... Yazoo City 14 Shaquilla Isom....................5-9...... Lafayette Co. 20 Chyanna Cunningham......5-10.................Tupelo 22 Rhandi Ball.......................5-11..............Pontotoc 23 Taylor Beverly...................5-10......... NW Rankin 24 Krystal Jackson.................5-10............. New Site 30 Donyeah Mayfield.............5-8.......... Vicksburg 32 Shamia Robinson.............5-11......W. Oktibbeha 33 Alisa Ross...........................5-6............. Callaway 34 Seneca Walton...................6-0...........Clarksdale Coaches: Chris Higginbottom (Belmont), Jonas James (Lanier)


No. Player Ht. School 00 Ashley Hardy....................5-11................Newton 10 Qualece Lymon...................5-6................Richton 12 Aquashia Anderson............5-7.............. Meridian 14 Arianne Ausmer..................5-5.... Pass Christian 20 Vintrice Briggs.....................5-7........ Franklin Co. 22 Kendra Grant....................5-11..............Richland 23 Gelese Lampton.................5-7......... Hattiesburg 24 Krista Donald....................5-11.................... Lake 30 Callie McNally.....................6-1.....................OLA 32 Daiquari Raine....................6-0........... Poplarville 33 Tramekia Walker.................5-7................Newton 34 Tyisha Amos.....................5-10.......Scott Central Coaches: Frederick Liddell (Northeast Lauderdale), Patricia Wilson (Meridian)

Tank McNamara

The Vicksburg Post

nascar Sprint 400 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race today At Chicagoland Speedway Joliet, Ill. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 183.542 mph. 2. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 183.281. 3. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 182.877. 4. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 182.673. 5. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 182.605. 6. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 182.599. 7. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 182.587. 8. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 182.445. 9. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 182.445. 10. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 182.248. 11. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 182.168. 12. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 182.106. 13. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 182.039. 14. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 181.977. 15. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 181.867. 16. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 181.806. 17. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 181.8. 18. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 181.653. 19. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 181.616. 20. (09) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 181.555. 21. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 181.415. 22. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 181.348. 23. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 181.324. 24. (83) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 181.311. 25. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 181.299. 26. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 181.099. 27. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 181.068. 28. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 180.929. 29. (21) Bill Elliott, Ford, 180.796. 30. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 180.385. 31. (13) Max Papis, Toyota, 180.331. 32. (71) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 180.27. 33. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 180.192. 34. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 180.15. 35. (36) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 180.102. 36. (26) David Stremme, Ford, 179.934. 37. (32) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 179.689. 38. (7) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 179.414. 39. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 179.396. 40. (37) David Gilliland, Ford, Owner Points. 41. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 42. (34) Kevin Conway, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 179.342. Failed to Qualify 44. (55) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 179.099. 45. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 178.849. 46. (46) J.J. Yeley, Dodge, 177.995. 47. (64) Todd Bodine, Toyota, 177.352.

golf U.S. Women’s Open Scores Friday At Oakmont Golf Club Oakmont, Pa. Purse: $3.25 Yardage: 6,613; Par: 71 (36-35) Second Round 100 golfers have not completed the round Cristie Kerr 72-71 Brittany Lang 69-74 Christina Kim 72-72 Stacy Lewis 75-70 Amy Yang 70-75 Natalie Gulbis 73-73 Alexis Thompson 73-74 Inbee Park 70-78 Jee Young Lee 72-76 Kelli Shean 70-79 Yani Tseng 73-76 Heather Young 78-71 Vicky Hurst 72-77 Alena Sharp 72-78 Karen Stupples 75-75 Hee Young Park 78-72 Jennifer Rosales 78-73 M.J. Hur 70-81 Lindsey Wright 78-73 Ashli Bunch 78-74 Katherine Hull 75-77 Naon Min 73-79 Gwladys Nocera 79-74 Juli Inkster 77-76 Anna Nordqvist 77-76 Seon Hwa Lee 73-80 Marianne Skarpnord 80-73 Esther Choe 82-73 Alison Walshe 75-80 Momoko Ueda 80-75 Jennifer Gleason 82-74 Nicole Zhang 78-78 Junthima Gulyanamitta 81-75 Jessica Korda 79-78 Victoria Tanco 76-82 Hye Jung Choi 80-78 Louise Friberg 83-75

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Leaderboard 1. Sophie Gustafson 2. Cristie Kerr 2. Brittany Lang 2. Kristy McPherson 2. Shinobu Moromizato 2. Wendy Ward 2. Mhairi McKay 2. Jeong Eun Lee 2. Song-Hee Kim 10. Christina Kim 10. Mhairi McKay 10. Sandra Gal 10. Angela Stanford 10. Paula Creamer 10. Sakura Yokomine 10. Tamie Durdin 10. Chella Choi 10. Sarah Kemp 10. Jeong Jang 10. Louise Stahle 10. Lisa McCloskey 10. Michele Redman

SCORE E +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2


John Deere Classic Par Scores Friday AT TPC Deere Run Silvis, Ill. Purse: $4.4 million Yardage: 7,268; Par 71 Second Round a-denotes amateur Steve Stricker.....................................60-66 Paul Goydos.......................................59-68 Jeff Maggert.......................................66-65 Matt Jones..........................................64-67 George McNeill..................................66-65 Brendon de Jonge.............................67-65 Aaron Baddeley..................................64-68

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Webb Simpson...................................67-66 James Nitties......................................64-69 Boo Weekley......................................70-63 Charley Hoffman................................65-69 Rod Pampling.....................................67-67 Michael Letzig....................................64-70 Mark Hensby......................................70-64 Jay Williamson...................................65-69 Chris Couch.......................................68-66 Charlie Wi...........................................66-69 Troy Matteson....................................69-66 Jonathan Byrd....................................66-69 Woody Austin.....................................68-67 Shaun Micheel...................................69-66 Steve Lowery.....................................68-67 Brett Quigley......................................68-67 Kevin Sutherland................................68-67 Chad Collins.......................................67-68 Joe Ogilvie.........................................67-69 Josh Teater........................................67-69 Chris DiMarco....................................70-66 Zach Johnson.....................................67-69 Charles Howell III...............................68-68 Matt Weibring.....................................69-67 Jason Bohn........................................69-67 Daniel Chopra....................................65-71 John Senden......................................70-66 Marco Dawson...................................67-69 Matt Bettencourt.................................69-67 John Mallinger....................................72-65 Paul Stankowski.................................69-68 Tim Clark............................................71-66 Jason Day..........................................66-71 Richard S. Johnson...........................69-68 Vaughn Taylor....................................71-66 J.J. Henry...........................................69-68 Jeff Quinney.......................................69-68 Davis Love III.....................................70-67 Mark Wilson.......................................68-69 Pat Perez...........................................68-69 Brian Davis.........................................68-69 Steve Elkington..................................67-70 Kevin Stadler......................................67-70 Garrett Willis.......................................67-70 John Merrick.......................................68-69 Michael Connell..................................70-67 Henrik Bjornstad.................................69-68 Greg Chalmers...................................68-70 Lee Janzen.........................................71-67 Chad Campbell..................................71-67 Brad Faxon.........................................70-68 Tom Pernice, Jr.................................71-67 James Driscoll....................................70-68 Robert Garrigus..................................69-69 Matt Every..........................................70-68 Gary Woodland..................................66-72 Rocco Mediate...................................67-71 Michael Allen......................................70-68 Todd Hamilton....................................68-70 Spencer Levin....................................71-67 Cliff Kresge.........................................67-71 Kenny Perry.......................................68-70 Andres Romero..................................68-70 Michael Bradley..................................68-70 Scott Piercy........................................69-69 Skip Kendall.......................................70-68 Roger Tambellini................................69-69

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Failed to qualify Mathew Goggin..................................69-70 Bob Estes...........................................70-69 David Duval........................................67-72 Bubba Watson....................................67-72 Stuart Appleby....................................71-68 Graham DeLaet..................................69-70 D.A. Points.........................................72-67 Chris Wilson.......................................69-70 Brad Adamonis...................................69-70 Jarrod Lyle.........................................68-71 Joe Affrunti.........................................70-69 Ryuji Imada........................................67-72 Chris Riley..........................................69-70 Omar Uresti........................................70-69 Fredrik Jacobson................................71-68 Joe Durant..........................................68-71 Dean Wilson.......................................71-68

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transactions BASEBALL

American League SEATTLE MARINERS—Traded LHP Cliff Lee and RHP Mark Lowe to Texas for 1B Justin Smoak, RHP Blake Beavan, RHP Josh Lueke, and INF Matt Lawson. National League CINCINNATI REDS—Placed C Ramon Hernandez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 5. Activated C Ryan Hanigan from the 15-day DL. COLORADO ROCKIES—Activated LHP Jorge De La Rosa from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Esmil Rogers to Colorado Springs (PCL). FLORIDA MARLINS—Purchased contract of LHP Dan Meyer from New Orleans (PCL). Optioned RHP Tim Wood to New Orleans. MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Signed OF Geoff Jenkins, who announced his retirement.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-4-9 La. Pick 4: 6-8-3-6 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-1-1 La. Pick 4: 6-0-8-5 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-7-6 La. Pick 4: 0-2-4-8 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-0-5 La. Pick 4: 4-8-0-2 Easy 5: 4-14-18-26-37 La. Lotto: 2-3-5-6-27-28 Powerball: 10-41-44-48-56 Powerball: 4; Power play: 2 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-8-6 La. Pick 4: 8-7-7-9 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-0-9 La. Pick 4: 8-1-6-3 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-0-8 La. Pick 4: 1-2-7-9 Easy 5: 8-9-11-22-27 La. Lotto: 9-14-16-17-34-35 Powerball: 3-10-14-52-53 Powerball: 3; Power play: 3

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Vicksburg Post


Braves double up Mets in victory NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Melky Cabrera and Omar Infante hit back-to-back homers with two outs in the seventh inning off knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 4-2 Friday night. Infante wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fooled by Dickeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fluttering pitch. The All-Star utility player had four hits and scored twice to help the Braves open a four-game lead over New York, their biggest margin of the season. Billy Wagner made his first appearance at Citi Field against his former team and received mostly boos when he was announced. He pitched a perfect ninth for his 20th save in 23 opportunities. Troy Glaus had a two-out RBI single and Cabrera scored on shortstop Jose Reyesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; twoout error in the first as Atlanta improved to 21-25 on the

mlb road. The Braves took two of three from the Phillies before coming to New York, where they were swept in a threegame set April 23-25. Dickey (6-2) had two hits and scored twice for the Mets, who have lost consecutive games at home for the first time since May 9-10. Playing without Chipper Jones, who was a late scratch because of back spasms, the Braves put runners on base in every inning except the sixth against Dickey but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t provide Tommy Hanson with much run support. Hanson made the Mets look silly on occasion, too. He mixed a low-90s (mph) fastball with a sharp curve and slider to strike out six in his second straight solid start. He was lifted with runners on second

and third and two outs in the sixth. Eric Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Flaherty (3-1) got pinch-hitter Jesus Feliciano to ground out, ending the threat. Dickey got the first two outs of the seventh before Cabrera hit the first pitch he saw off the second deck in right for a 3-2 lead. Infante made it a two-run cushion with a drive to left. Dickey gave up nine hits and four runs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; three earned â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in 62â &#x201E;3 innings and has lost his last two decisions. The Braves scored in the first when Reyes, limited to batting right-handed because of a sore left side, couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t handle Glausâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; two-out grounder behind second base. Glaus gave the Braves a 2-1 lead in the fifth with an RBI single. Dickey scored the Metsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first run on David Wrightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sacrifice fly in the

Rainout suspends play NASCAR at U.S. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Open

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson delivers a pitch in the first inning against the New York Mets Friday. third. He scored again in the fifth to make it 2-all on Reyesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; double that froze left fielder Eric Hinske.

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By The Associated Press Heavy rain that began with 100 of the 156 golfers still to begin or complete the second round caused play to be suspended Friday at the U.S. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Open. Play is scheduled to resume at 7:30 a.m. today at Oakmont Country Club, with the third round to begin with threesomes teeing off at 2:30 p.m. Normally, golfers play in pairs the final two rounds. Sophie Gustafson was the leader on the course at even par when play was halted, but she had completed only one hole of the second round. Cristie Kerr, coming off her 12-stroke victory in the LPGA Championship two weeks ago, and first-round leader Brittany Lang were the clubhouse

golf leaders at 1-over 143. Kerr shot an even-par 71 on Friday and Lang followed her openinground 69 with a 3-over 74.

John Deere Classic Defending champion Steve Stricker broke the 36-hole record at the John Deere Classic with a two-round total of 126, which is 16 under at TPC Deere Run. Stricker, playing in the morning, shot a 5-under 66 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Paul Goydos into the third round. Goydos sent a buzz through the golf world in the opening round by shooting only the fourth 59 in PGA Tour history.

find the right rhythm,â&#x20AC;? he said. Now all Johnson and wife Chandra have to do is settle on a baby name. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting there,â&#x20AC;? Johnson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just want to put some thought into it. Being as slow to make a decision as my wife and I are â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you should have just watched us try and go to dinner on Tuesday night â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it is difficult. There is a lot of pressure that goes with this. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make a quick decision.â&#x20AC;? Stewart said he ran his car on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;ragged edge,â&#x20AC;? barely

staying under control. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a pretty lap but it was fast,â&#x20AC;? Stewart said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gave us a good starting spot for tomorrow night and hopefully get us another top five, maybe a win here.â&#x20AC;? Greg Biffle qualified fourth in a Ford, followed by Sam Hornish Jr. in a Dodge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking forward to this weekend,â&#x20AC;? Hornish said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chicago has been good to me in the past; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve won a few races here and celebrated a couple (IRL) championships here.â&#x20AC;?

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before that. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too early to speculate on something of that magnitude, with him not being here yet,â&#x20AC;? said Ryan, who is part of a group with Pittsburgh attorney Chuck Greenberg trying to buy the team from Tom Hicks. Lee spoke with Yankees ace and former Cleveland teammate CC Sabathia on Thursday night and both had reason to believe Lee might be traded to New York. Instead, he joins a different first-place team â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and the Yankees avoid facing him. Lee had been scheduled to pitch for Seattle against the Yankees on Friday night. Once the deal was completed, David Pauley was given the assignment for the Mariners. The 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner for the Indians, Lee was acquired by Seattle from the Phillies last December after the NL champions scored fellow ace Roy Halladay from Toronto.





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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “The Cable Guy” — An act of kindness brings a jilted architect, Matthew Broderick, the unwanted friendship of an unbalanced cable-TV installer, Jim Carrey./7 on E n SPORTS Soccer — Uruguay meets Germany in the third-place game of the World Cup./1:30 on ABC n PRIMETIME “The Bridge” — Frank organizes a walkout strike after he learns there won’t be a police Matthew Broderick funeral for his training officer./7 on CBS

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS William Smithers, actor, 83; Mavis Staples, singer, 71; Ron Glass, actor, 65; Arlo Guthrie, folk singer, 63; Dave Smalley, rock musician, 61; Sofia Vergara, actress, 38; Adrian Grenier, actor, 34; Thomas Ian Nicholas, actor, 30; Jessica Simpson, singer-actress, 30.


ESPN analyst held on child porn charge Jeremy Green, an analyst for ESPN and son of former NFL coach Dennis Green, has been arrested on a child pornography charge in Connecticut. Bristol police said Green was picked up on Thursday around 5 p.m. in a Southington hotel and charged with possession of child pornography, possession of narcotics and possession of Jeremy drug paraphernalia. Green He was being held on a $750,000 bond. Police were not releasing details and said the warrant is sealed. There was no telephone listing for Green at his address in Bristol, and it was not clear whether he had a lawyer. ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys said Green has worked since 2005 as a contributor to The company had no comment on the arrest.

Dion says she’s expecting twin boys Celine Dion says the twins she’s expecting are boys. The superstar singer revealed the sex of the babies in a brief statement Friday on her website. Dion already has a son, Rene Charles, with her husband and manager, Rene Angelil. The 42-year-old singer had undergone several Celine rounds of in-vitro fertilization to become pregDion nant again and has spoken openly about her difficulties having children. A representative for the singer was not available to comment on the posting.

Lynda Carter beats barking dog charge The actress who played Wonder Woman on TV in the 1970s has deflected a charge that she allowed her dog’s barking to disturb neighbors in an upscale Maryland community outside Washington. A Montgomery County District Court judge found Lynda Carter Altman not guilty of the municipal infraction. Neighbor Chrissellene Petropoulos says she was disturbed at all hours by barking from AltLynda Carter man’s Labrador retriever. Petropoulos said she tried calling and e-mailing Altman to ask her to bring her dog inside, and eventually called animal services. The acting Montgomery County attorney says his office took the issue to court after an animal services officer issued a barking dog citation based on Petropoulos’ complaint. Altman’s attorney said the case was dismissed because there wasn’t sufficient evidence of wrongdoing.

Checker marks 50 years of ‘The Twist’ Fifty years to the day after the release of the hip-swiveling tune “The Twist,” the man who made it famous is celebrating in his hometown. Chubby Checker performed Friday at a free noon concert at Philadelphia City Hall. About 1,000 people enthusiastically joined in on the gyrations. The singer even invited some on stage. The 68-year-old Checker said it’s a celebration of 50 years of people dancing on the floor by themselves. He said it was the first time people danced without a partner.


Rogers auction offers Trigger’s remains An upcoming New York City auction will feature the belongings of movie cowboy Roy Rogers — including the preserved remains of his famous horse, Trigger. Christie’s in Manhattan held a preview Friday for next week’s auction. The items are from the now-closed Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum in Branson, Mo. Rogers had his faithful companion preserved with taxidermy in 1965. The presale estimate for the dead horse is $100,000 to $200,000. The auction also will offer another kind of horsepower — Rogers’ 1964 Bonneville convertible, adorned with collectible silver dollars. It’s estimated at $100,000 to $150,000. Hand-drawn music for the theme song “Happy Trails” has a presale estimate of $300 to $500.

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Defense seeking Stamos sex details at trial Couple accused of trying to extort $680,000 from ‘Full House’ actor MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Lawyers for a Michigan couple accused of trying to extort $680,000 from actor John Stamos said that his private life should be fair game when the couple’s trial begins next week. Defense attorneys urged a judge to allow them to ask questions about Stamos’ sex life and whether he had an intimate relationship with defendant Allison Coss. Prosecutors said Stamos, who is expected to testify, denies any such relationship with Coss. Coss and Scott Sippola are accused of demanding money from Stamos, saying they had photos of him with cocaine and strippers that they could sell to a magazine. Federal prosecutors said the photos don’t exist and the actor’s private life is irrelevant to the charges. Defense lawyers have denied an extortion attempt and

John Stamos argue offering Stamos the opportunity to buy the photos, which they claim were lost or destroyed during an FBI raid, before the couple approached magazines wasn’t illegal. In a separate action earlier Thursday, U.S. District Judge R. Alan Edgar said there has so

far been no evidence the FBI lost any photos and declined to draft a jury instruction that could cast doubt on the government’s case. The trial is scheduled to begin Monday in Marquette in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Coss and Sippola are charged with conspiracy and other crimes. Coss and Stamos have known each other since meeting in Florida in 2004. Defense lawyers argue Stamos’ personal life is a key element to the case. “It appears that the government has anointed itself Mr. Stamos’ personal public relations committee whose primary purpose is to avoid any discomfort whatsoever to its star witness,” Sippola’s attorney, Sarah Henderson, wrote in a court filing. Coss’ lawyer, Frank Stupak Jr., said an effective defense relies on a vigorous crossexamination of Stamos.

“If the witness does have a lifestyle that influences the witness’ credibility, the lifestyle is important,” Stupak wrote. “Certainly information delivered by a virtuous person such as a Mother Teresa is judged more reliable than information that may be testified to by a person with a Lindsay Lohan reputation.” Assistant U.S. Attorney Maarten Vermaat said Stamos “categorically denies” any intimate relationship with Coss. He said testimony related to sexual conduct should be barred. “The defendants are merely attempting to paint Mr. Stamos in a bad light in the hopes (of) gaining an acquittal on that basis,” Vermaat said in a filing this week. Stamos’ television credits include “ER” and “Full House,” and is reportedly joining the cast of the Fox hit show “Glee.”

Lopez cancels controversial north Cyprus show NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Jennifer Lopez called off a controversial birthday show in the breakaway north of Cyprus, provoking celebrations Friday by Greek Cypriots while Turkish Cypriots denounced the move. The furor over a luxury hotel inauguration showed how easily bitter rivalry can flare up between Cypriots across the ethnic divide, even as the two sides are locked in fruitless peace talks. Reports that Lopez would perform at a hotel in the breakaway Turkish north on her 41st birthday this month triggered a Greek Cypriot online campaign pushing for cancellation.

Greek Cypriots viewed Lopez’s July 24 appearance as helping legitimize the Mediterranean island’s violent diviJennifer sion. Cyprus Lopez was split into a Greek speaking south and a Turkish speaking north in 1974 when Turkey invaded following a coup by supporters of union with Greece. Turkish Cypriots declared an independent state in 1983 that is only recognized by Turkey, which maintains 35,000 troops there. Both sides have come closer in recent years, but

hopes are fading that longdrawn peace talks can reach a reunification deal any time soon. Cyprus joined the European Union in 2004, but the north remains out in the cold without direct flights or trade links with the outside world. An official at the Cratos Premium hotel near the northern coastal resort of Kyrenia told The Associated Press that Lopez had signed a contract to perform as part of opening celebrations and would have arrived “with her friends and family.” Reports said Lopez would earn a $3 million appearance fee. Attempts by the Associated Press to contact Lopez’ publi-

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Boy in 8th grade cringes when parents talk of family finances DEAR ABBY ABIGAIL


thing terrible is going to happen to us. What should I do? — Still a Kid in Linwood, N.J. Dear Still a Kid: One of the hardest things for many people to talk about is money — or lack of it. And yet, not talking about it can cause more


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: The year ahead could be a very exciting and happy one for you, when you become involved with someone who is far more adventurous than you are. It’ll be a learning experience that will make a wonderful impression on you. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — You’re in a favorable cycle right now, in situations where you are calling the shots. Gather all the allies you want, but make sure that you are the one who continues to be in charge. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Even though present conditions might tell you otherwise, you are slowly working your way up to the payoff window. Continue to devote much time and effort on an endeavor you think will work. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Although their efforts will be unrelated to each other, two valued friends are playing major roles in bettering your personal affairs. Regardless of what your circumstances are right now, they will get better. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — New opportunities could pop up out of nowhere, even in a couple of areas in which you are presently experiencing problems. Be expectant and optimistic about the future. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Any new plans you come up with should be vigorously pursued, not tossed aside. Several of your ideas will have far-reaching, constructive effects on your affairs. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Even if you don’t notice it right away, a big change could be occurring that will have a wonderful effect on your affairs. It might have something to do with money. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Partnership arrangements are likely to take on far more significance for you as this week begins. One composition in particular will generate something quite impressive. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — An interesting development that has to do with your work or career could be in the offing for you this week. You might be offered a special assignment that could produce a raise or bonus. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Conditions are coming up roses in the romance department. If you’re unattached, you could meet someone special. If you’re already in love, things could get even better. Aries (March 21-April 19) — A matter that has been hanging fire for far too long looks like it could be finally settled. With that out of the way, you could pave a path that holds real promise for you in the future. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — You might come up with an ingenious new twist on something you are presently working on that would eclipse your present plans. It could bring a whole new situation into play. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Do some serious scouting around to see if you can find some new ways to enhance your financial position. They are out there, but you must ferret things out for yourself.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m a very good student. Most of my grades are A’s and a few B-pluses. This would make most parents very happy, but not mine. My parents were born in Korea, where grades are of utmost importance. My social life is very limited because I spend most of my free time studying under the supervision of my parents. I love them very much, but the pressure for me to maintain a perfect grade point average is very difficult. I keep telling my parents that I’m doing the best I can, but I’m not perfect. I am intelligent, but my parents want me to be a genius and that’s just not going to happen. I’m 15 and have completed 10th grade. — Nameless, Garden Grove, Calif. Nameless: You’re an excellent student who deserves her parents’ praise, not censure. Mom and Dad need to lighten their grip and take joy in who you really are. To do otherwise — to be satisfied only with perfect grades — misses the point of education and could do far more harm than good. You need help. Talk things over with your counselor when school starts in the fall. Ask him or her to set up a conference with your parents to discuss your educational progress and goals. Dr. Wallace: I’m 18 and want to complete my senior year in Houston. I have a miserable home life. Both of my parents drink a lot and my father physically abuses my mother on a regular basis. I had planned to move to Houston and live with a friend and his family. I want to complete my senior year there, but when I checked into doing this, I was told by a Houston school official that I couldn’t attend school there because my parents didn’t live in Houston. Is there anything I can do to get the official to change his mind? Even if the school district won’t, I’m moving to Houston, but I’d really like to be attending high school there. — Terry, El Paso, Texas Terry: The information you received from the Houston school administrator was in error. Since you are 18, you can establish residency in Houston without having your parents live there. Contact the Houston School District again. And send along a copy of your letter to me with my response and a copy of your birth certificate. If for any reason that doesn’t bring the desired results, seek the services of a member of Houston Legal Aid Services. Public schools are there to educate all young people, not to put up roadblocks for a teen seeking an education. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

problems than airing the subject. Your parents may be trying to educate you about finances because many schools don’t do it. But if it becomes too stressful for you, then leave the room. Dear Abby: For the past several years I have worked in a medical office. I see patients every three months or as little as once a year. Two years ago, my mother was diagnosed with cancer. She passed away last spring. Because of the stress of my dear mother’s illness and

death, my weight has fluctuated. Some of my patients don’t hesitate to point out how “chunky” I have become. One woman even went so far as to ask if I was “happy with the way I have let myself go.” Abby, how do I defend my weight gain without getting into my personal life? — Impatient with My Patients in Rhode Island Dear Impatient: Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your mother. I’m sure the last two years have been

painful. I see no reason why, if someone is so insensitive as to mention your weight, you shouldn’t let the person have the truth with both barrels. If that doesn’t shame him or her into an apology, nothing will. However, because you prefer to conceal it, try this response: “You know, I gained this weight the old-fashioned

way — one bite at a time, and that’s the way it’ll have to come off.”

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Surgeon failed to inform lobectomy patient properly Dear Dr. Gott: In mid-September 2009, I had a lung lobectomy and was in the hospital for about 2-1/2 weeks. There were complications, including atrial fibrillation and a delay in the lung sealing, which caused the drain tubes to remain in for most of my stay. I was told that I would be in the hospital between five and seven days and back at work within three months. As yet, I have not been able to return to work. Prior to the surgery, the only thing that was brought to my attention was that sometimes things “go wrong,” and when I was discharged from the hospital, I was given minimal instructions. For some naive reason, I thought that if I woke up from the anesthesia that things had “gone right.” While the doctor did mention separation of my ribs, he did not tell me that I would have severe pain for months following the surgery. I was also never told that some nerves would be severed and that both pain and nausea could result. It is now May 2010, and I am still having problems. I tremble most of the time and have started to feel like one of those dolls with my head bobbing. My bra is very uncomfortable, as the right breast is numb, and I often feel as if barbed wire is being rolled over my skin. This sensation is getting less frequent, and I am starting to notice a slight improvement from a few months ago. My family physician helped relieve the nausea and pain with two medications. I took both for only six to eight weeks and then weaned off in order to avoid side effects. To make matters worse, it is questionable that I even needed the surgery. Few options were discussed with me. Because I have had few medical problems in my 64 years, I was not versed in the correct questions to ask. After the surgery, it turned out that I had a mostly self-contained infection and not cancer, which was indicated before the surgery. I am having difficulty exercising. I seem to strain the muscles on my right side whenever I do even light stretch-band exercises. I walk on a treadmill but am only able to do about 10 minutes at a time before I get winded. Since leaving the hospital, I have had no more atrial fibrillation, which is a blessing, and I have been able to wean down my Coreg to 6.25 milligrams, which has helped restore some of my energy. When I was on a higher dose, all I wanted to do was sleep for the first several months. I also take extra vitamins A, B and D to help repair the nerve damage and boost my immunity. How long can I expect these problems to last? Why don’t surgeons tell you what to expect prior to surgery and then later in the hospital-discharge instructions? I was totally blindsided by these complications, many of which happened after my discharge. Please advise patients to get a second opinion and ask surgeons to be up front about what to expect following any surgical procedure. I encourage everyone to get a second opinion, even if they feel that the surgeon knows his stuff. I realize that removal of a lung is an intense operation, but I feel that I would have been better prepared to handle the



complications if I had known that they could happen. Dear Reader: Whether or not you were medically naive, it is no excuse for your surgeon to have neglected to inform you what the surgery entailed, both during and after. I am also shocked that you were urged to have removal of a lung without even undergoing further diagnostic testing to determine whether your “lung tumor” was truly a lung tumor. As to your question about why surgeons don’t inform patients, I would certainly hope that this is not the norm. I urge you to get a referral to another surgeon or a pulmonologist, who can review your operative report, examine you, and offer suggestions regarding treatment of your complications. You will also benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation.

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Dear Abby: I’m a boy in eighth grade with a big problem. My parents constantly talk about their finances in front of me. We are not poor, but we’re far from rich. It bothers me when they talk about how much money they owe or if they’re in debt or not. I have asked my parents several times not to talk about money in front of me. However, they insist that I’m old enough to hear about it. I’m a natural worrier, and when they talk about financial issues it makes me think some-

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Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.) LOOKING FOR Scrapbooking/ Cardmaking club within the Vicksburg area. Call 601-529-5091.

Runaway Are you 12 to 17? Alone? Scared? Call 601-634-0640 anytime or 1-800-793-8266 We can help! One child, one day at a time. VICKSBURG ANTIQUE BOTTLE and Postage Stamp Show. Two shows in one! Saturday August 14, 9am- 5pm. Battlefield Inn. Admission $2. Information 601-638-1195.

06. Lost & Found FOUND! SMALL FEMALE dog. Light brown/ black, flea collar, missing left hind leg. Buford Drive. 601-638-9108.

FOUND! 02. Public Service FREE! 7 WEEK old. Dachshund mixed puppies, 2 left. Male, female. Free to good home. 601-618-5327. KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601636-4545, Circulation. MIXED BREED PUPPIES, 10 weeks old. Free to good homes. Call 601-6180632.

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

¡ Education on All Options ¡ Confidential Counseling Call 601-638-2778 for appt

is hiring a Service Technician. Must have 5 years HVAC experence. Clean cut, presentable, Drug Free. Random Drug screenings. Must have valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. Apply in person at 2102 Oak Street. 601-638-8141.

Class A CDL DRIVERS NEEDED 3 years min. driving experience. â&#x20AC;˘Local hauling â&#x20AC;˘Home Nights Perdido Trucking Service, LLC 251-470-0355 3164 Midtown Park South Mobile, Al 36606

SMALL KITTEN, FOUND on the Frontage Road, by B&K Bank. Please call 601810-6868.

LOST DOG!! Male, black standard poodle, very skittish. Missing since Sunday. 601-618-3467. LOST! TABBY FEMALE cat with gold eyes on Jeff Davis Road. She has a snake bite on her left side. If found please call 601-4150023, she is greatly missed. She was an adopted stray and is dearly loved. LOST!! REDDISH/ brown wirey fur female dog. Weighs 42 pounds. Goes by Missy. Green collar, green eyes. Lost in the Dogwood Lake Subdivision in Bovina. 601-634-1113.

Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss a day of The Vicksburg Post! Our ePost now available! Call 601-636-4545 Circulation, for details!

â&#x20AC;&#x153;WE CAN ERASE your bad credit- 100% guaranteed.â&#x20AC;? The Federal Trade Commission says the only legitimate credit repair starts and ends with you. It takes time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Any company that claims to be able to fix your credit legally is lying. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

13. Situations Wanted CNA WILL SIT with your love one. Day or night. Call 601-636-2507.

14. Pets & Livestock


Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

19. Garage & Yard Sales

FOR SALE: Recliner $100, Cherry computer cabinet $150, King size mattress set $350, Lawn sweeper $150. All in good condition. 601-638-6978.

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY July 10 6am. 318 Northridge Drive, off Redbone Road.

10. Loans And Investments

07. Help Wanted


THE PET SHOP â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vicksburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pet Boutiqueâ&#x20AC;? Bring Your Best Friend to our NEW LOCATION, 3508 South Washington Street Not so far, just 1 mile south of Belmont St. Same Great Pet Merchandise, Just More Room!

USED BABY BED with matching dresser base, $495. Loveseat, $175. Used Queen size mattress set. Discount Furniture Barn. 601-638-7191. USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.

Fresh Seafood, & Sack Oysters, Live Crawfish $1.50/ lb

AKC/ CKC REGISTERED YORKIES, Poodles and Schnauzers $200 to $700! 601-218-5533,

Immediate Openings Full Time Class A CDL W/ Haz Mat Good Record Local & Long Haul Vacation Pay & Health Ins.

C heapest Prices in Town

STRICKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SEAFOOD


Crawfish Cooking Every Sunday

35 Dogs 43 Cats 1 Horse

8am - 5pm Monday - Friday

19. Garage & Yard Sales

Highway 61 South



Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223


MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 CONFEDERATE RIDGE APARTMENTS now accepting applications for Maintenance Tech. Experience is a must! Call 601-638-0102, for information. EARN EXTRA MONEY. Deliver the new AT&T Real Yellow Pages in the Vicksburg area. Full/ Part time, daily work, quick pay, must be 18+ years, have drivers license and insured vehicle. 800-422-1955 Ext. 4, 8:00am- 4:30pm MondayFriday. HOTEL MAINTENANCE LOOKING for a Knowledgeable maintenance person to lead maintenance department at the Fairfield Inn. Please apply in person between 9am- 1am, 4pm- 5pm pm. Send resumes to: Dept. 3723 The Vicksburg Post P.O. 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182 REPUTABLE SALON OF 15 years looking for stylist with own clientele. Call Michelle at 601-636-3569 or 601-218-1740. SMALL COMPANY LOOKING for energetic Receptionist. Good computer skills and multi tasking ability needed. Great pay and benefits included. Send resumes to: Dept. 3727 The Vicksburg Post P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182

Foster a Homeless Pet!

RHODE ISLAND REDS. And White Leghorn Young Pullets. Starting to lay. $10 Call 601-638-5629 for details.

17. Wanted To Buy CASH PAID FOR COINS, war relics, antique books and collectibles. Call 601618-2727. LOOKING FOR COMPLETE kit Ab Circle Pro. Contact Lucy at 601-2181932. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

155 BOVINA DRIVE Infant- adult clothing, furniture, household, toys, baby items, too much to list. 3 families. Saturday 7am- until. Bovina exit follow signs.

Job duties: answering customer and contractor calls; data entry; helping walk-in customers and contractors. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm, and every 3rd weekend, 7am-11am. Please send resumes to: Dept. 3728 P.O. Box 821668 The Vicksburg Post Vicksburg, MS 39182-1668 LARGE ANTIQUE AUCTION Sunday, July 11 1:00 PM 1108 Washington St. Vicksburg, MS (Across from Coca Cola Museum) Great selection of antique furniture including small tables, dressers, tables & Chairs, beds, also large selection of glassware and collectibles, oil paintings, mirrors -MUCH MUCH MORE! SALE CONDUCTED BY; TOP DRAWER AUCTIONS, MS 1273F AARON JARABICA, AUCTIONEER, MS 1272 in association with ANTIQUES ETC. AUCTION 601-638-4758 Web Site:

STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706.

TAKING-IT-BACK Outreach Ministry, 1314 Filmore Street, at Miller's Tire Mart, off Clay. Gas stove, plus size clothing, new born and toddler clothes, lots of children's tennis shoes, large selection of scrubs, sewing notions, material, stuffing, yarn. Hours are Thursday Friday 9am-5pm. Saturday 8am-5pm. YARD SALE, 3204 Oak Ridge Road, Friday and Saturday, 7am-12 noon.

55 BLUE CREEK Drive. Saturday 8am- until. Furniture, Clothes, miscellaneous.

1994 BASS TRACKER Pro 18 with 60 horse Power Mariner $5,300 or best offer. 601-618-4943 12pm- 8pm.

727 FONSYLVANIA ROAD. 7 miles past Fisher Ferry Super Jr. on left. Dishes, tools, hunting, camping equipment, clothes, new and used miscellaneous. Big sale! Friday and Saturday 6am- until. 930 BURNT HOUSE ROAD, Saturday 6am- 2pm. Saxophone with case, $400. Guitar, $125. Washer/ dryer, table, chairs, microwave, dishes, clothes and what-nots.

SAYING â&#x20AC;&#x153;SAYONARAâ&#x20AC;? TO your sound system? Let the classifieds give the lowdown on your hi-fi; like make, model, wattage, and when to call. Classified... fast-action results. 601-636-SELL.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

WE PAY CASH! for gold, silver, diamonds & coins Scallions Jewelers 1207 Washington St. â&#x20AC;˘ 601-636-6413

Job Advertisement

Job Vacancy: Principal â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Madison Middle School

Customer Service Representative needed at local company.

HUGE MULTI FAMILY sale. Make this your first stop! Furniture, appliances tools, hunting/ fishing supplies, baby items, toddler items, Gail Pittman pottery, clothes (Gap, American Eagle, Express, NY&Co) NO JUNK ITEMS. 135 Westwood Drive in Lakeland Village. Off Tucker Road. Saturday July 10 starting at 6am. EVERYTHING MUST GO!

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

07. Help Wanted

AMIkids-Northeast Louisiana is seeking a Master Level Counselor. Job Summary: Primarily responsible for the assessment of treatment needs, development and implementation of a plan for the therapeutic services and the provision and monitoring of therapeutic/rehabilitative treatment services including individuals, group and family counseling. Education Requirement: Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree in Social Work or Counseling and is supervised by a licensed mental health professional. Satisfactory criminal background check and drug screening required. Please submit to KarVan Powell or ChaQuita Richardson

HIGHWAY 61 NORTH, parking lot next to Southern Sisters Cafe. Saturday 7am-12 Noon. Fund raiser for Northside Baptist Youth.

2 FAMILY SALE, Saturday, 7am-11am, 103 St. Andrews Drive, Fairways, lots of good stuff!

School District: Madison Parish School System

07. Help Wanted

GIGANTIC SALE. Friday 4pm- 7pm, Saturday 6am11am. 1539 Glass Road off 61 South, past airport, follow signs. Times are firm. Furniture, appliances, tools, tables and chairs. Sale usually at Sweets Unlimited. 601-6184862.


Has Available for Adoption:


The Vicksburg Post

Compensation: 12/9 of the district salary schedule plus the Madison Parish Sales Tax Supplement Dates to Apply: June 22, 2010 through July 13, 2010 until 12:00 noon Where to Apply: Dr. Patricia B. Candler, Madison Parish Schools, 301 S. Chestnut Street, Tallulah, LA 71282 Remarks: Applicant must meet qualifications at the time Letter of Application is filed. A copy of your Louisiana Certification credentials and a resume must be attached to your Letter of Application Applicants will be scheduled for interviews July 14 through July 16.

22. Musical Instruments BACH STRADIVARIUS TRUMPET High school approved. $2000 601-4153024, 601-529-6109

24. Business Services A1 LAWN SERVICE. We also do odd jobs. Call for references. 601-638-6768. BARBARA'S LAWN SERVICE. Grass too tall, give us a call. Low prices, great service. 601-218-8267, 601629-6464, leave message.

07. Help Wanted

24. Business Services Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 â&#x20AC;˘ Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 â&#x20AC;˘ Social Seurity Disability â&#x20AC;˘ No-fault Divorce



â&#x20AC;˘Roof & Home Repair (all types!) â&#x20AC;˘30 yrs exp â&#x20AC;˘1,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of ref Licensed â&#x20AC;˘ Insured

28. Furnished Apartments CORPORATE APARTMENT. Fully furnished. $800 monthly, utilities, weekly cleaning, off street parking. 601-661-9747. NEWLY RENOVATED. Completely furnished corporate apartment. All utilities provided including cable and internet. Laundry room, courtyard, security entrance. Great location. $750 - $900 month. 601-415-9027, 601-638-4386. PRE-VIEW VICKSBURG'S FINEST furnished apartments on-line at www. vicksburgcorporatehousing. com 601-874-1116.


DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. ELVIS YARD SERVICES. General yard clean-up, rake leaves, grass cutting, tree cutting, reasonable. 601415-7761. Quick response. I CLEAN HOUSES! 35 years experience, days only. Call 601-529-6650 days or 601-631-2482, nights. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

29. Unfurnished Apartments 1 BEDROOM $400. 2 bedrooms $425. Both all electric with refrigerator and stove. Both have $200 deposit. Water and garbage pick-up furnished. 601-634-8290. 2 BEDROOM 1 bath. Washer and dryer hookup, central air and heat. Newly remodeled. $425 rent, $300 deposit. 601-638-4166 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSES or 3 bedroom apartments, from $500 to $525 monthly, $300 deposit. 601-631-0805 management.

WILKERSON APPLIANCE REPAIR shop. We fix refrigerators, stoves, air conditioners, washer and dryers. 601-618-9606

25. Wanted To Rent MILITARY FAMILY MOVING to Vicksburg. Looking to rent a single family house starting August 1. 3 bedroom, 2 bath/garage desired. Must allow pets. Please call 803-699-8189.

27. Rooms For Rent $75 WEEKLY, $270 MONTHLY. With bath, $350. Cable, air, phone furnished. 601-272-4564. LARGE HOUSE. All utilities, cable, internet. $135 weekly 601-629-8474.


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â&#x20AC;˘ Pool â&#x20AC;˘ Fireplace â&#x20AC;˘ Spacious Floor Plans 601-629-6300

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg


28. Furnished Apartments 1 BEDROOM. Wonderful neighborhood, private parking, completely furnished $475 monthly. References and deposit. 601-218-6208.


Call for Details


Classified Advertising really brings big results!

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

Salesperson Wanted If you are self-motivated, energetic, willing to work a 5-day work week, and want to work close to home we have the job for you! Flexible Hours Benefits available include - medical, dental, 401K Income: Sky's the limit! No Experience Required â&#x20AC;˘ Driver's License is required For a confidential interview see George Carr or Preston Balthrop. Apply in person only, please.

Automotive Maintenance Technician Hours Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Contact the Service Manager at 601-636-7777 or email resume to: EOE

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Job Advertisement

Job Advertisement School District: Madison Parish School System

School District: Madison Parish School System Job Vacancy: Principal â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wright Elementary School

Job Vacancy: Principal â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Madison Parish Alternative Center and Christian Acres Juvenile Facility Compensation: Salary commensurate with verifiable years of experience plus the Madison Parish Sales Tax Supplement Dates to Apply: June 22, 2010 through July 13, 2010 until 12:00 noon Where to Apply: Dr. Patricia B. Candler Madison Parish Schools, 301 S. Chestnut Street, Tallulah, LA 71282 Remarks: Applicant must meet qualifications at the time Letter of Application is filed. A copy of your Louisiana Certification credentials and a resume must be attached to your Letter of Application Applicants will be scheduled for interviews July 14 through July 16.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with verifiable years of experience plus the Madison Parish Sales Tax Supplement Dates to Apply: June 22, 2010 through July 13, 2010 until 12:00 noon Where to Apply: Dr. Patricia B. Candler Madison Parish Schools, 301 S. Chestnut Street Tallulah, LA 71282 Remarks: Applicant must meet qualifications at the time Letter of Application is filed. A copy of your Louisiana Certification credentials and a resume must be attached to your Letter of Application Applicants will be scheduled for interviews July 14 through July 16.

The Vicksburg Post

Saturday, July 10, 2010

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

1, 2 AND 3 bedroom units available. Phone 601-6360447 for information/ viewing. 8am-5pm.

CYPRESS HILL APARTMENTS- 402 Locust Street. 1 bedroom $375 Move in special. Section 8 welcome. 601456-3842.

16X60 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, 12x60 porch. No pets. $200 deposit, $550 monthly. 601-631-1942.

COUNTY 2 BEDROOMS, 2½ baths. Openwood Townhouse. 1,400 plus/ minus square feet. 601-831-8900. Leave message.

DOWNTOWN. 2 bedroom 2 bath modern appliances. $700 monthly deposit required. 601-529-8002

Commodore Apartments 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms 605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180



29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments


601-638-7831 • 201 Berryman Rd

FAMILY ATMOSPHERE Newly remodeled 2 and 3 bedrooms. Paid cable, water and trash.Washer, dryer and microwave included. Call 601-415-8735 or 601-638-5587

30. Houses For Rent HOME FOR RENT. 3 bedroom 2 bath in OPENWOOD. MINT CONDITION. Large YARD with lovely covered patio. Pets welcome. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-1:30pm at 12 JIL MARIE CIRCLE. Email jere.jabour@coldwellbanker .com for photos. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.


29. Unfurnished Apartments

AUDUBON PLACE For those adults who like a safe community setting with the best neighbors in Vicksburg.


Be the first to live in one of our New Apartments! Available January 1st 2010

• Rent Based On Income


Toll Free 1-866-238-8861



34. Houses For Sale

709 SANTA ROSA, Spacious den, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, fire place, 2000 square feet. 601-529-4570.


32. Mobile Homes For Sale

Realtor 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH 14x70 Mobile Home. Sun room, deck, storage, shed, appliances, new carpet and fresh paint. $11,000 or best offer. Contact Judy Harrell/ Breithaupt Real Estate 601-618-3227.

“Simply the Best”

1600 Hwy 61 N Great location on Hwy 61 N beside Super Jr. High Visibility commercial bldg. Reduced to $335,000. Call Jennifer Gilliland today. 601-218-4538.

33. Commercial Property BUILDING FOR SALE or Lease. 1905B Mission 66. Broker/ Owner Greg. 601291-1148.


1911 Mission 66 Office or Retail Suite B-Apprx. 2450 sq. ft. Great Location! Easy Access! High Visability!

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent

318-322-4000 Classified Advertising really brings big results!

108 BROOKWOOD DRIVE. By Owner. Single family home in popular Brookwood Subdivision off Culkin Road. Approximately 1770 square feet brick home on 1.2 acres. Close to town, River Region Hospital and Sherman Avenue School. Private backyard with woods on three sides. Three bedroom 1 ¾ baths. Two car attached garage with utility room and attic access. Living room and Master bedroom have vaulted ceilings. Built-in bookcases and shelves with gas (propane) logs in living room. Appointment only. $167,000. 601-831-0360: 601-831-0053.

• 1 Bedroom Studios & Efficiencies 2 Bedrooms/ 2 Bath


M c Millin Real Estate

Bids are being considered for home at 114 Hillside Circle. Bid period closes Wednesday, July 14th, 2010. Call for details! 601-636-2483

Ask Us. Candy Francisco FHA & VA Mortgage Originator Conventional ! Construction Mortgage ! First-time Loans Homebuyers !

PUT THE CLASSIFIEDS TO WORK FOR YOU! Check our listings to find the help you need... • Contractors • Electricians • Roofers • Plumbers • Landscapers

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

14 INDIAN HILLS 5 BR, 3.5 BA home on 4.6 acres on quiet county cul-de-sac.

HELP!!! My property listings in this ad keep selling! I need MORE LISTINGS! Give me a call to discuss putting your property on the market and IN THIS AD.

HOUSE FOR SALE by owner. #2 Heritage Place. 3 bedroom 2 bath. In ground pool. $131,900. By appointment only 601-415-0136.

Licensed in MS and LA

1803 Clay Street Rip Hoxie, Land Pro....601-260-9149 Jill Waring Upchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Judy Uzzle-Ashley....601-994-4663 Mary D. Barnes.........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490

Bradford Ridge Apartments

Broker, GRI

Open Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm

601-634-8928 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

Live in a Quality Built Apartment for LESS! All brick, concrete floors and double walls provide excellent soundproofing, security, and safety.

Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

29. Unfurnished Apartments

601-638-1102 * 601-415-3333

1, 2, & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.

601-636-6490 NORTH COUNTY. 4 bedroom, 2 bath brick home. Large wired workshop, fenced backyard. $125,000. 601-618-1050.

Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Bob Gordon........601-831-0135 Tony Jordan........601-630-6461 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Kai Mason...........601-218-5623 Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

Sybil Caraway....601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Rick McAllister..601-218-1150 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211









Great location and neighborhood.

601-638-8958 or 601-636-1928

Rely on 20 years of experience in Real Estate.

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Home for Sale Open-House -105 Roseland Dr.

Sunday July 11 2:00-5:00

Big River Realty


34. Houses For Sale

Three bedroom 2 bath, kitchen and living room. One owner house built in 1940, well maintained, with central air and heat, 2 garages plus carport, storage houses, 1100 sq. ft. on main floor, basement, plus glassed in sunroom, on 1 1/2 acre lot. Priced in 80s.



601-630-2921 • 801 Clay Street • Vicksburg George Mayer R/E Management

34. Houses For Sale

McMillin Real Estate

Member FDIC

29. Unfurnished Apartments

34. Houses For Sale

2150 South Frontage Road

Downtown Convenience • Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings

601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

119 Tower Drive. 3 bedroom 2 bath, plus loft, swimming pool, hot tub. $169,900. 601-638-4215, 601-870-7693.

Utilities Paid • to Fine Restaurants, Shops, Churches, Banks & Casinos Secure High-Rise Building • Off Street Parking • 9 1/2 Foot Ceilings • Beautiful River Views • Senior Discounts •

34. Houses For Sale

MODERN OFFICE FOR rent. Downtown area. 600 square feet, kitchenette, shower, wi-fi, parking. $495 601-529-6093.

No Utility Deposit Required



3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. $625 monthly, $400 deposit, Section 8 welcome. Cooper Lighting area. 303587-0687 or 601-218-6492.

33. Commercial Property

Discount for Senior Citizens available

415-3333 • 638-1102 • 636-1455



FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

The Car Store CARS • CARS • CARS• CARS• CARS $ 01SCOHRYSLER 230 per month ...... 720 D LD 300M V1758R..................17 Months SO*Ldown SO@LD $ LD CATERA V1326AR ............24 Months 00SCOADILLAC D per month ...... 775 SO*LdownD SO@L270 $ 02 NISSAN SENTRA GXE V1915 ..........24 Months @ 320 per month ...... 835*down 04 CHEVY MALIBU V2000........................20 Months @ 260 per month ......$900*down 01 CHEVY MALIBU LS V1845R ..............20 Months @ 280 per month ..$1025*down 04 CHEVY MALIBU LS V1987 ................24 Months @ 360per month ....$1135*down 03 CHEVY IMPALA V2007 ........................24 Months @ 300 per month ....$1210*down 03 CHEVY IMPALA LS V2006 ................24 Months @ 300 per month ....$1315*down 06 CHEVY MALIBU LT V2005 ................24 Months @ 370 per month ..$1525*down 02 CADILLAC DEVILLE V2008 ..................24 Months @ 350 per month ..$1585*down 04 NISSAN ALTIMA SE V1969 ..............24 Months @ 390 per month ..$1675*down TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS 00 DODGE DURANGO SPORT 4X4 V1981 24 Months @ 340 per month ..$1090*down 03 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LT 4X4 RV1995 24 Months @ 390 per month $1570*down $ 02SFO ORDLEDXPEDITION 4X4 V2004............ 24 Months SO*LdownD SO@LD370 per month ..$ 1735 05 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER V1990 24 Months @ 390 per month ........ 2305*down $





Call Bette Paul Warner, 601.218.1800 McMillin Real Estate

35. Lots For Sale *LONG LAKE LOT 601-218-6075. *Half acre mobile home lot. Located at Jeffrey Lane (off Freetown Road). 601218-6075. Leave message. For Sale: In Warren Central School District, 15.9 acres City and 18.6 acres County (total 34.5) Secluded, excellent house site, electricity, water, sewer, large pole-barn, pasture, woods, small pond,deer and turkey. Ideal setup for horses. 290 Porter's Chapel Rd. $250,000. 601-415-3629, 601-529-5138

40. Cars & Trucks







Score A Bullseye With One Of These Businesses! • Glass

Barnes Glass Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS Jason Barnes • 601-661-0900

• Bulldozer & Construction

BUFORD CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 601-636-4813 State Board of Contractors Approved & Bonded Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing • Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental • Mud Jacking

River City Landscaping, LLC • Dozer / Trackhoe Work • Dump Truck • • Bush Hogging • Box Blade • Demolition • Debris Removal • Lawn Maintenance • Deliver Dirt -13 yd. load $85 locally • Gravel • Sand • Rock Res. & Com. • Lic. & Ins. Robert Keyes, Jr. (Owner) 601-529-0894

• Construction



New Homes

Framing, Remodeling, Cabinets, Flooring, Roofing & Vinyl Siding State Licensed & Bonded

Jon Ross 601-638-7932 ROY’S CONSTRUCTION

RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL New Construction & Remodeling


• Lawn MobileCare Home Services Magnolia Mobile Parts 634-6579 •Skirting


up Supplies

•Tubs, Faucets •Vinyl Siding •Carpet, Tile •Roof Sealant

•Doors & Windows •Air Conditioners “If we don’t have it, we’ll get it”

• Signs


• Printing



Show Your Colors! Post Plaza 601-631-0400

1601 N. Frontage Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180 • Lawn HandyMan Care Services


• Business Cards • Letterhead • Envelopes • Invoices • Work Orders • Invitations (601) 638-2900 Fax (601) 636-6711 1601-C North Frontage Rd Vicksburg, MS 39180






Joe Rangel - Owner

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601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400 From small repair projects to home upgrades...We’re not satisfied until You are. Call today for your Free Estimate!

All Business & Service Directory Ads MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE !

Call today about our special long term ad runs available in the Business Directory.




601-638-6015 • 2800 Clay Street • Vicksburg, MS 123 LOVERS LANE

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2PM-4PM Ronnie Johnston 601-831-2319

2003 NISSAN ALTIMA. 156,000 miles. $6500. new tires. 601-218-4063. 2004 FORD RANGER Extended Cab. 3.0, V6, cruise and AC. 87,000 miles. $8900. 601-638-7370.

EASY FINANCING Look NO Further! •2001 Chrysler Sebring Only $850 Down •2000 Ford Explorer $1150 Down •2004 Nissan Altima $1400 Down

Gary’s Cars Hwy 61 South


Quiet in-town location in north Vicksburg. Lots of space inside and out. Three bedrooms, two baths, formal living and dining rooms and den. Large private main bedroom and bath. The exterior features include a front screen porch, a two car garage with lots of storage space and a tree shaded rear yard with wooded view extending to the 4 plus acre lot. $74,900.

1995 MITSUBISHI TRUCK. 4 cylinder, 5 speed. Great gas mileage. 601-831-0144.

For pre-approval



2970 Hwy 61 N. • Vicksburg

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TOPIC ‘A lways ... Patsy Cline ’ SATURDAY, J uly 10, 2010 • SE C TI O N D COMICS D2 | KIDS PAGE D3

Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

music review

Bret Michaels’ new album, “Custom Built”

Twang poisons Michaels’ new CD By Wayne Parry The Associated Press If there’s one thing Bret Michaels learned in winning this year’s top prize on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” Donald Trump’s business-themed reality TV show, it’s expanding a brand to appeal to the widest possible audience. Unfortunately, it looks like the Poison frontman paid way too much attention to an episode in which the contestants had to market country music artists. Michaels drenches this entire disc in country-fried grease that’s a jarring departure from his 1980s-hair metal franchise. It’s a strategy that paid off for fellow hair heroes Bon Jovi with “Lost Highway,” which became one of their biggest albums ever, and netted a hit single in “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” a duet with Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles. Michaels does likewise here, reprising Poison’s power ballad “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” with Brad Arnold, Chris Cagle and Mark Willis. And his duet with Miley Cyrus on “Nothing To Lose” is catchy enough to become a major hit. But ultimately, this all sounds and feels fake, the obvious attempt of a guyliner metalhead pandering to a new demographic. It’s doubtful true country fans will love this album, and just as doubtful Michaels’ metal minions will warm to it either. But don’t underestimate Michaels. He’s one of the hottest rockers around right now. Having won “The Celebrity Apprentice” weeks after surviving a nearfatal episode of brain bleeding, then jumping out on tour before being fully recovered, Michaels has gotten more publicity than any singer not named Lady Gaga in recent months. But once the fiddles and steel guitars are packed away, it won’t be long before he’s back in pink and purple spandex, belting out “Talk Dirty To Me.” “Go That Far” is a dance-heavy club remix of the theme song from his “Rock Of Love” reality TV show that stands out among its country cousins.

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Glenda Arredondo plays the part of country singer Patsy Cline during a rehearsal this week of the Westside Theatre Foundation’s production of “Always...Patsy Cline.”

Classic country tunes are headed to a theater near you By David Hopper

If you go

“Always...Patsy Cline,” a musical based on the life of a country music legend, will open Thursday night in Vicksburg. The two-character show is about Cline’s friendship with Louise Seger, a Houston housewife she met and befriended while on tour. The play was created by Ted Swindley and is based on interviews by Vicksburg native Ellis Nassour for his book, “Honky Tonk Angel: The Intimate Story of Patsy Cline.”

Westside Theatre Foundation’s “Always...Patsy Cline” will open at 8:15 p.m. Thursday and continue at 7:30 p.m. Friday and July 17 and July 23-24, and at 2 p.m. July 25 in the Coral Room at The Vicksburg on Clay Street. Admission is $10, and seating is limited to 80. Call 601-618-9349 for reservations. The Vicksburg production will be presented by the Westside Theatre Founda-

Patsy Cline tion, formed about a year and a half ago.

Producer and co-director Jack Burns said the show, performed throughout the country, never fails to be popular with audiences. “The music is wellknown,” he said. “Anyone over the age of 30 would recognize many of the songs in the production.” The show features 27 of Cline’s songs, including “Crazy,” “Walking After Midnight” and “I Fall to Pieces.” The singer will be played by Glenda Arredondo, and Seger by Shirley Stuart. Music will be by the Bodacious Bobcats.

VTG’s ‘Gold in the Hills’ at Parkside this month By David Hopper “Gold in the Hills,” dubbed the world’s longest-running melodrama by the “Guinness World Records,” hits the stage this weekend and the rest of the month. Shows will be at 7:30 tonight and Friday and July 17, 23-24 and 30-31. The box office

opens at 7, and no reservations will be taken. The 1890s New York melodrama, presented by the Vicksburg Theatre Guild, has been produced in the River City since 1936. The cast includes a hero, heroine and a villain and features sing-along musical numbers. VTG president Mike Calnan, who has been the

show’s producer since 2007, said he thinks family ties are a reason the play has endured so long. “I think it very quickly became a family activity, where it was initially husbands, wives and some children participated,” he said, “and then over the years it became multi-generational.” For example, Calnan said,

Walter Johnston Jr., who plays the part of the dancehall owner, followed in the footsteps of his father, who played the villain’s accomplice in the original cast. Also, William Mathews has been performing the part of the villain, Richard Murgatroyd, for about 40 years. Audience participation See Gold, Page D3.

Arredondo, who played Cline last year in the Vickburg Theatre Guild’s production, said she listened to Cline’s music repeatedly so she could get command of her vocal style. “I think I do a really, really good Patsy Cline,” she said. Arredondo has been active in the Vicksburg theater community since moving here in 1993, and says “Always...Patsy Cline” is one of her favorites. “It’s got such a good script and the songs have a purpose — they move the story along,” she said. “I just love See Cline, Page D3.

If you go Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s “Gold in the Hills” will be presented at 7:30 tonight and Friday, and July 17, 2324 and 30-31 at Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger, and are available at the door only. For information, call 601-636-0471 or visit

For the birds: Build it and they will come “How can I attract more birds ?” Tinamarie Knight asked me in a letter. “Help!” she wrote. She likes to photograph and paint the birds and tried to attract them with blueberry plants and pots, but no birds. Interest in birds is popular throughout the United States. Lots of folks enjoy watching them in the landscape, and many want to create a more bird-friendly landscape. We often talk about feeding them during the winter months but give little thought to them at other times when they are not so dependent on us. All birds have four common habitat needs. A variety of birds will be attracted to your yard



year-round if you offer food, water, shelter and nesting areas. Food for the birds generally is plentiful at this time of the year. Mowed lawns supply meat-eaters with an abundance of insects. Seeds from amaranth, lamb’s quarters, thistle, docks, sorrel, Queen Anne’s lace, ragwort, dandelions, and groundsel can be found in uncultivated fields, along roadsides and around

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A bird perches on the edge of a birdbath. homesites for those more interested in seeds. Ornamental coneflowers, cosmos,

asters, petunias, poppies, larkspur, rudbeckias, milkweed, sumac, sunflowers,

coreopsis, Joe-Pye weed, yarrow, dill and other herbs provide additional seed sources. Blueberries and other berried shrubs do attract birds but they can take several years in a landscape to mature and produce sufficient fruits. Some gardeners are growing blueberries in containers as Knight is doing, but special care is needed in selecting and preparing the soil mix as blueberries require a low pH. A potting mix that includes shredded bark and/ or peat moss is best-suited for container-grown blueberries. They also need a See Garden, Page D3.


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Vicksburg Theatre Guild actors rehearse a scene from “Gold in the Hills” this week. William Mathews, left, plays the villain, Richard

Murgatroyd, and Paul Bennett plays Sam Slade, the villain’s accomplice.

Continued from Page D1. the show.” Stuart is making her theater debut with “Always... Patsy Cline.” “It’s been a real learning experience,” she said. “Louise is quite over the top. She loves to tell stories — not lies — but she loves to embellish. She’s lots of fun.” Cline was born in Winchester, Va., in 1932, and died in a plane crash in 1963. She was 30 years old. Best known for her rich tone, she is considered one of the most acclaimed female vocalists of the 20th century. “There’s a lot of comedy and plenty of laughs (in “Always...Patsy Cline”), but when it comes right down to it, it is a sobering story,” Burns said. “It’s a bit of a commentary on how fleeting life can be and how important it is to spend your time in a valuable way.


“Almost nobody leaves that theater with dry eyes,” he said. “To me, that’s an example of good theater — you’re pulling on the heart strings of the audience.” “Always...Patsy Cline” will open at 8:15 Thursday night

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Continued from Page D1. has long been a tradition of four times since its founding in 1936. It has been operated “Gold.” Until about four years from Parkside Playhouse on Iowa Avenue ago, audiVTG, a nonprofit ence members since 1978. The 75th threw peanuts organization operated by season of at the villain. volunteers, has changed “Gold” by the That changed because the headquarters four times VTG kicked with shows peanut shells since its founding in 1936. off in the spring. led to a rat infestation It has been operated from This month’s at Parkside Parkside Playhouse on performances wrap up the Playhouse, the VTG’s Iowa Avenue since 1978. season. The play has also headquarters, been perCalnan said. formed by the Westside However, loud booing at the Theatre Foundation, formed villain and cheering for the about a year and a half ago, hero is still encouraged, he in the Coral Room at The said. Vicksburg on Clay Street. VTG, a nonprofit organization operated by volunteers, has changed headquarters

This is one way to make a splash.

and continue at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and July 23-24, and at 2 p.m. July 25 in the Coral Room of The Vicksburg. Reservations must be made, and snacks will be sold.

This is another way to make a splash.

This page is made possible by these businesses who encourage all of us to support our most

Making a splash has two different meanings. One is to actually splash water and make the droplets fly.

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The other is an idiom, to make a splash, which means to get attention and do something significant.

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Neha Gupta, a 13-year-old from Pennsylvania, started when she was just nine years old. Since then, her non-profit has raised $30,000 for orphans in India thanks to Gupta’s fundraising activities: selling handmade greeting cards and wine charms.

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Last summer, eight-year-old Joshua Bayer wrote a book about monsters. “M-M-MMonster!!!” was created to raise money to help save the lives of abandoned pets.

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Garden Continued from Page D1. monthly feeding of acid fertilizer during the growing season and frequent watering during the hot summer months. Park Seed has developed a special dwarf bush with a dense habit that is marketed for container growing. The National Audubon Society identifies other popular landscaping trees and shrubs such as beautyberry, crab apple, dogwood, elderberry, hawthorn, hollies, honeysuckle, millets, oaks, plum, pyracantha, Virginia creeper, grapes, roses, blackberries, viburnum, privet, and ornamental evergreens as good food sources for our most familiar birds. Supplemental feeding is helpful in winter, and black-oil sunflower seeds are a favorite for a majority of bird species. Birds need a continuous source of fresh water for drinking, bathing, digesting food and grooming. A birdbath is one of the best ways to provide fresh water yearround in a location where humans can observe birds using them daily. A birdbath can be anything from an overturned trash can lid to a fancy fountain. The best choices are no deeper than 2 inches and are installed securely so they can’t wiggle or tip them over. Birds like baths that have a sloping side where they can walk into the water and with a slightly raised edge for perching and sipping. Birdbaths should be located near branches where birds can

preen and dry their feathers but not so close to shrubbery that they can be surprised by cats and other predators. My birdbath is under a tree and visible from my kitchen window. The shade prevents the water from becoming too hot during the day and provides cover from predators. I try to change the water every day or so to prevent it from becoming a breeding spot for mosquitoes. At this time of year, a fresh water source may be one of the easiest ways to attract a variety of birds. Shelter is another aspect of a good bird habitat. In the heat of summer, birds need shelter from the hot sun, in winter from cold winds and other severe weather. Evergreens, deciduous trees, vines and hedges that are dense or tangled are ideal, plus they can serve as nesting sites for some bird types. Manmade birdhouses, dead trees, eaves and roofs of buildings offer other nesting sites. Each species has its own preference. If their needs are met, Knight and others who wish to attract birds will find more of them visiting and staying to raise another generation in a bird-friendly environment. •

Miriam Jabour, a Master Gardener and Master Flower Show judge, has been active in the Openwood Plantation Garden Club for over 35 years. Write to her at 1114 Windy Lake Drive, Vicksburg, MS 39183.

I am a 12-year-old boy who likes music and doesn’t like global warming. I am not old enough to solve the problem. But I am old enough to convince others to try by having school children from Africa, South America, Europe, Asia and North America sing my 100 Generations song with me. That way, the world can hear that children everywhere care about nature.


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`ome days are really productive, exhausting `but full of accomplishment. When the day is done, make sure you take some time to refresh and renew. While resting, why not reflect on your spiritual life? Though your daily goals are important, the knowledge of God’s will for your life is essential. Renew yourself in worship at God’s House, learn His will for you and get your priorities in order. Sunday Genesis 32.1-21

Monday Genesis 33.1-20

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Exodus Exodus Exodus Exodus Exodus 13.3-22 14.1-31 15.1-18 15.19-27 16.1-12

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