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By Pamela Hitchins email@example.com A Tallulah physician and his live-in Vicksburg girlfriend, both accused of obtaining nearly 14,000 pills and tablets through fraudulent prescription drug activity, were free Friday evening after each posting $100,000 bond. Dr. Lawrence F. Chenier, 58, and Pattie Carr, 41, both of 100 Colonial Drive in Vicksburg, had appeared Friday morning before Justice Court Judge James Jefferson. Dr. Lawrence F. The two Chenier were arrested in separate locations about 9 a.m. Thursday in raids coordinated by the Warren County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Chenier was nabbed at his Tallulah office at 900 Johnson St. with assistance from the Madison Parish Sheriff’s Department, while Carr was served with arrest and
search warrants by deputies and DEA agents at the couple’s home. Each is charged with 300 counts of controlled substance fraud in acquisition and one count of conspiracy to commit controlled substance fraud in acquisition, said Warren County investigator Chris Satcher. In court Friday morning, Jefferson read affidavits specifying the 22 different false names Chenier is accused of using when he wrote the prescriptions. Carr is believed to have taken Pattie the scripts to Carr pharmacies to be filled, said Satcher. Nearly 400 empty prescription vials were recovered at the Colonial Drive home, Satcher said. He declined to say how many different pharmacies the couple had used for their purchases, but said the majority were in the Vicksburg area, with some See Fraud, Page A7.
Stock market weak as 3rd quarter ends David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post
Five-year-old Joshua Berney leaps with excitement as his father, Ernest Berney, watches Friday night during a concert at Riverstage Plaza, the kickoff to the 17th annual Downtown Fall Festival. The festi-
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val, plus a bike ride and flea market, will continue today, with the forecast calling for sunny skies and a high around 75.
NEW YORK — The worst quarter for the stock market since the financial crisis ended on another down note. Stocks fell broadly Friday on fresh signs that Europe’s debt problems and the U.S. economy continue to languish. Makers of raw materials, industrial companies and banks — which would have the most to lose if the economy turns sour — had the biggest losses. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 240.60 points, or 2.2 percent, to 10,913.38. Hewlett-Packard Co. fell the most of the 30
Activities continue today • 8 a.m. — Second annual Bricks and Spokes; 10-mile, 30-mile or 50-mile bicycle routes for all skill levels; starts at Washington and Grove streets; registration: $35 in advance or day of event; 601634-4527 or www.getregistered. com; sponsored by Vicksburg Main Street: 601-634-4527, www.down-
townvicksburg.org or Facebook. • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. — 29th annual Old Court House Museum Flea Market; Old Court House Museum on Cherry Street; free; arts and crafts, collectibles, plants, antiques, food and political candidates; 601-6360741 or www.oldcourthouse.org. • 10 a.m. — 17th annual Downtown
Fall Festival resumes along Washington Street; sidewalk sales, children’s activities, exhibitions and music by Dandy and the Lions and Big Joe Shelton; 601-634-4527, www.downtownvicksburg.org or Facebook.
stocks in the average, 5.6 percent. Aluminum maker Alcoa Inc. was close behind with a 4.9 percent decline. JPMorgan Chase & Co. fell 4.1 percent. The broader S&P 500 index shed 28.98, or 2.5 percent, to 1,131.42. All 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 index fell. The Nasdaq composite index fell 65.36, or 2.6 percent, to 2,415.40. Markets have been wracked this summer by growing fears about a possible default by Greece and the increasing likelihood of a See Stocks, Page A7.
Journey to top medal no movie scene for WWII vet By Mary Margaret Halford firstname.lastname@example.org HATTIESBURG — More than 67 years since the day he waded ashore on the beaches of Normandy, Jack Hearn stood on stage at the University of Southern Mississippi and received the Legion of Honor medal, the most prestigious award from France. “I had to go a long way to get this,” the 90-year-old from Vicksburg said Thurs-
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day, pointing to the medal pinned on his jacket. “I’m very excited and proud, and it means a lot to my family.” Since 1802, the medal has recognized people for personal merit and service to the French Republic. Hearn qualified for the award because of his military service during World War II and the liberation of France. Hearn was part of the 81st Chemical Battalion that came under fire on the beaches of Normandy in 1944, but he
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managed to get mortars and other equipment across the beach and to Paris, making it safely to the Siegfried Line, a German line of defense. Hearn on Thursday was surrounded by about 35 family members and friends who came to support him. “This has been a long time coming,” said Pam Antoine, Hearn’s granddaughter. “People don’t remember or think about things like this anymore — it’s something you see on the movies. This
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wasn’t a movie for him.” Recipients of the award are named by the President of the Republic of France, Nicolas Sarkozy. Hearn was notified that he won a few months ago. “I’m relieved that this day is here,” Hearn said. “Everyone was so excited.” Hearn is a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and was nominated for the medal by a friend who
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Jack Hearn receives the Legion of Honor medal in Hattiesburg Thursday.
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2011 Warren Central homecoming queen
Thanks & appreciation The Vicksburg Post welcomes timely letters of thanks or salute that relate to a specific event or incident where the community was involved or invited. Letters must be original and signed with the author’s name. Letters may thank donors generally, but not include lists. Letters of more than 200 words will not be printed. The Vicksburg Post reserves the right to edit all letters. Submitted items, including letters published in this column, do not represent the views of the newspaper.
Senior Candace Wilson, the daughter of Arthur and Tracey Wilson, is crowned the 2011 Warren Central High School homecoming queen by principal Rodney Smith at the Vikings’ Friday night game against the Greenville Hornets./ Game story on C1
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Five sentenced in circuit courtrooms In Warren County Circuit Court for the week ending Friday: • William Matthew Kelly, 47, 2006 Military Ave., was found guilty of violating the terms of a suspended sentence and sentenced by Circuit Judge M. James Chaney to three years in prison followed by three years of probation, plus $175 in court fees. Kelly was arrested Sept. 30, 2009, for five counts of uttering a forgery.
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• Levon C. Pinkney, 21, 807 Speed St., pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and was sentenced by Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick to time served (not specified) followed by five years of probation, plus a $500 fine and $322.50 in costs. Pinkney was arrested March 31, 2010. • Tyron Terrell Turner, 21, 2820 E. Main St., pleaded
guilty to shooting into a motor vehicle and was sentenced by Patrick to five years of probation, plus a $250 fine, $250 in restitution and $322.50 in costs. Turner was arrested May 30, 2010. In Sharkey County Circuit Court: • James E. Prestianni, 25, 240 Yelverton Road, Rolling Fork, pleaded guilty to possession of a weapon after felony conviction and was sentenced by Chaney
to 151 days in jail followed by three years of probation, plus a $1,000 fine and $322.50 in costs. Prestianni was arrested April 4. In Issaquena County Circuit Court: • Marium A. Smith, 32, no street address available, Mayersville, pleaded guilty to escape from confinement and was sentenced by Chaney to three years in prison plus $322.50 in costs. Smith was arrested April 5.
6-year search for suspect leads to prison BILOXI (AP) — A man wanted for crimes in Mississippi and Louisiana has been found in a Texas federal prison using a different name. Authorities had been hunting Long Nhan Dang since November 2005, when a warrant was issued in Gulfport for his arrest on a federal charge of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute a controlled substance. Dang also was wanted in Jefferson Parish, La., on a Decem-
ber 2005 warrant for murder in the shooting death of Biloxi resident Hung Van Din during a party in Marrero. Justin Vickers, supervisory agents in charge of the U.S. Marshals Service in Gulfport, said Dang was arrested in March 2010 in Austin, Texas, on federal weapons charges. At the time, he gave authorities an alias, and false date of birth. He was serving a fiveyear sentence for the weapons violations in a Houston, Texas,
prison under the erroneous name. Vickers said authorities received a tip this week. “We were very surprised to find out this fugitive has been in jail for the last 18 months,” said Vickers. “While it isn’t uncommon for fugitives to be arrested under an alias name, it is uncommon for them to successfully evade detection for this long. We are glad that we can finally consider this fugitive case closed and that Long Dang can be brought
forward to face the criminal charges in Louisiana and Mississippi.” Vickers said Dang had no previous arrest record, and he had no fingerprints on file to compare when authorities first arrested him last year. “When he was arrested in 2010, his prints were submitted,” Vickers said. “Since there were no previous prints on file at the time, there was nothing for the new prints to be matched up to.”
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benefits Fall Football Carnival — 10 this morning; VHS stadium; benefits Feed the Gators Mission. Food Drive — Nonperishable food items may be taken to any BancorpSouth location in Vicksburg through Nov. 16; benefits The Storehouse Community Food Pantry. Bras For Breast Cancer — Collecting bras this month; drop-offs at Riverwalk Casino Hotel and Shape Up Sisters in Vicksbur= and Curves for Women locations in Jackson.
Churches Food Distribution — 9-11 today; proof of income, Social Security cards and picture identification; Triumphant Administration Building, 74 Scenic Drive, behind church building; 601-638-8135. Greater Grove Street M.B.
— Academic enrichment program, 9-noon today; ages 9-12; 2715 Alcorn Drive. Hawkins United Methodist — Bake, plant and garage sale, 8-2 today; barbecue chicken dinners, 11-2; eat in or take out, $8 per ticket; 601636-2242; 3736 Halls Ferry Road. Pleasant Valley M.B. — Fish fry, 11-2 today; $7 per plate; 260 Mississippi 27; for delivery, 601-661-5632. New Mount Pilgrim M.B. — Program honoring musician Evelyn Jean Thomas, 6 tonight; Henry Williams, pastor; 501 N. Poplar St. Gospel Temple Sunday School Leadership Academy — Safe Place After School Program, 3-6 p.m.; enrollment ongoing; snacks provided daily; Gospel Temple M.B. Church fellowship hall, 1612 Lane St.; minister Manny Murphy, 601738-8140.
CLUBs American Legion Post 213 The Hut — Dance with DJ “Horseman” Mitchell, 8 p.m. Sunday; admission, $3 per person, $5 per couple, cash raffle drawing. Fidelity Lodge No. 507 — 5-7 p.m. Sunday; finalize up-
date for midyear conference with daughters; Willie Johnson, 601-456-1330; 916 Walnut St. Warren County Republican Executive Committee — Meeting 5:30 p.m. Monday; Warren County Courthouse; visitors welcome. Kiwanis — Silent auction and installation banquet; no noon meeting. Vicksburg Association of Marketing Professionals — Noon Tuesday; Lindsey Doyle Bradley, founder of Bargaining with the Bradleys; Ameristar’s Heritage Buffet. Warren County Democratic Executive Committee — 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; Warren County Courthouse, Chancery Courtroom. Vicksburg Optimist Club — 6:30 p.m. first and third Tuesday; Shoney’s. Lions — Noon Wednesday; Miss Mississippi Mary Margaret Roark; Toney’s.
PUBLIC PROGRAMS Forever Home 2011 — 10-5 today and Sunday; adopt a rescued pet and receive tote bag filled with pet gifts, while supplies last; pet photo sessions, obedience training, family fun activities and free
drawings; hosted by PetSense, 3405 Pemberton Square Blvd., 601-636-2326. Tool Demonstration — 1-4 p.m. Sunday; Poverty Point State Historic Site; east of Monroe on Louisiana 577. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 tonight, music by Southwinds; donations appreciated. Vicksburg Housing Authority Career Center — Registration for GED classes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 601-638-1661 or 601-738-8140. Blood Drive — 7:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; Vicksburg High School auditorium. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. River City Mended Hearts — 5 p.m. Tuesday; River Region Medical Center, Rooms C and D; visitors welcome. Eagle Lake Meet and Greet — Grand River Clothing Company, 2250 Eagle Lake Shore Road, Eagle Lake; 6-8 p.m. Thursday; to see all-American jeans and discuss lake real estate; Kim Koppman, 601-2187412.
What is a family restaurant? My ideal family restaurant is a place where you can take your spouse and your children for a great meal without being subjected to cigarette smoke nor others who have been drinking. Thanks to Rowdy’s Family Restaurant for providing Vicksburg with a family restaurant. Jack Hollingsworth Utica
Care exceptional Thank you for the marvelous service and care given to me during my stay at Heritage House Retirement & Rehabilitation Center from July 22 to Sept. 15. The entire staff demonstrated care and professionalism at all times The dedicated physical therapy department was superb in assisting me toward a speedy recovery. Additionally, thank you to the many friends and community members for your prayers, well wishes, visits, flowers and cards. To God be the glory! Frances Pearline Williams Vicksburg
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City resident to read, sign books in N.O. Dr. Murray Shugars, a Vicksburg resident and associate professor at Alcorn State University, will be in New Orleans this weekend reading and signing copies of his poetry book called “Songs My Mother Never Taught Me.” Shugars is scheduled to be at the Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., from 2 to 3 p.m. today and at the Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The 63-page poetry book was published in April by Dos Madres Press. Shugars is an associate professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages and director of the Writing Center at ASU. He also is a reservist in the Army National Guard.
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Hispanics leave schools
Exodus attributed to new Ala. law
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state’s tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration. Education officials say scores of immigrant families have withdrawn their children from classes or kept them home, afraid that sending them to school would draw attention from authorities. There are no precise statewide numbers. But several districts with large immigrant enrollments — from small towns to large urban districts — reported a sudden exodus of children of Hispanic parents, some of whom told officials they would leave the state to avoid trouble with the law, which requires schools to check students’ immigration status. The anxiety has become so intense that the superintendent in one of the state’s largest cities, Huntsville, went on
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University of Alabama at Birmingham students protest the state’s immigration law. a Spanish-language television show Thursday to try to calm widespread worries. “In the case of this law, our students do not have anything to fear,” Casey Wardynski said. He urged families to send students to class and explained the state is only trying to compile statistics. Police, he insisted, were not getting involved in schools. In Montgomery County, more than 200 Hispanic students were absent the morning after the judge’s Wednesday ruling. A handful withdrew. In tiny Albertville, 35 stu-
dents withdrew in one day. And about 20 students in Shelby County, in suburban Birmingham, either withdrew or told teachers they were leaving. A school worker in Albertville — a community with a large poultry industry that employs many Hispanic workers — said Friday that many families might leave town over the weekend for other states. About 22 percent of the community’s 4,200 students are Hispanic. In Russellville, which has one of the largest immigrant pop-
ulations in the state because of its poultry plants, overall school attendance was down more than 2 percent after the ruling, and the rate was higher among Hispanic students. The law does not require proof of citizenship to enroll, and it does not apply to any students who were enrolled before Sept. 1. While most students are not affected, school systems are supposed to begin checking the status of firsttime enrollees now. The state has distributed to schools sample letters that can be sent to parents.
Senate leader’s wife has breast cancer LAS VEGAS — The wife of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer and is receiving chemotherapy. Landra Reid, 71, is expected to survive because the Harry cancer was Reid detected early. Reid’s office said he will be at his wife’s side throughout the treatment process, but that the diagnosis won’t Landra affect his Reid work. “Sen. and Mrs. Reid appreciate the thoughts and concerns expressed during this time,”
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a written statement. “They ask that they be afforded the respect and privacy that any family would want.” The diagnosis comes more than a year after Landra Reid and her only daughter were in a violent car crash in Virginia that left her with a broken back, neck and nose. Doctors feared she would be paralyzed, but she recovered. Landra and Harry Reid met in high school in southern Nevada and have been married since 1959. They have five children.
Testimony: Gas poured on child in home attack NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Gasoline was poured on
an 11-year-old girl and on her sister’s bed before their house was set on fire during a home invasion, a blaze that led to their deaths from smoke inhalation, a state fire investigator testified on Friday. Paul Makuc testified in New Haven Superior Court in the trial of Joshua Komisarjevsky, who faces a possible death sentence if convicted of the 2007 crime in Cheshire, which also killed the girls’ mother. Authorities say Komisarjevsky and his co-defendant, Steven Hayes, tied up the family and doused the house in gas before lighting a fire. Hayes was convicted last year and sentenced to death for strangling the woman, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and killing her two daughters, Hayley and Michaela. Makuc said there was evidence that gas had been
Wildlife agent killed near St. Francisville ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. — A veteran agent with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries was shot in the chest with a shotgun and killed in the early morning hours on Friday while he apparently was tracking down a complaint about illegal hunting in woods near the Mississippi River, investigators said. The body of Sgt. Paul Stuckey, 47, was found about 7 a.m. next to his patrol truck on a gravel river road by fishermen just outside St. Francisville in West Feliciana Parish. At 2:15 a.m., he reported to his supervisor that he was heading out to investigate a tip about illegal nighttime hunting, according to wildlife officials. State police investigators, the lead detectives, said they had no suspects.
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Troopers disciplined after investigation JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Department of Public Safety says 14 state troopers are being disciplined after an internal investigation found they shared or gained access to information about promotion exams for the Highway Patrol. Commissioner of Public Safety Albert Santa Cruz said Friday that the investigation is complete. Names won’t be released because the department considers the discipline a personnel matter. DPS said in a news release three of the 14 chose to retire and the other 11 were demoted, suspended and reassigned.
Santa Cruz said all 14 acknowledged their actions were inappropriate. Gov. Haley Barbour announced the DPS investigation in late August. It centered on Highway Patrol promotions examinations that were given in midAugust.
Breastfeeding wares will not be taxed BATON ROUGE — Breast pumps, nursing bras and other supplies for breastfeeding are eligible for an exemption from Louisiana sales taxes beginning today. State lawmakers created the exemption during the 2011 regular legislative session. The exemption applies to the four percent Louisiana state sales tax. Other local taxes apply.
poured on Michaela and in 17-year-old Hayley’s bed. He said Hayley was found in a hallway where she had apparently fallen down. One of the gas containers was found under her body, attached to a remnant of her clothes, he said. Jurors were given a metal can with the gas container in it to smell the gas that Makuc said was still detectable. Jurors, who appeared weary, also saw photos of the girls’ charred beds and a room ransacked for jewelry and other valuables. Dr. William Petit, the girls’ father who was beaten and tied up but managed to escape to a neighbor’s house to get help, kept his eyes cast down at the floor at times. Petit and other relatives left the courtroom earlier in the week when the autopsies were detailed.
JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a Petal man convicted of robbing a Vicksburg bank in 2008. Kevin Dale McCain, 52, was convicted of bank robbery in 2009 and sentenced to life in prison as a habitual offender. He robbed the Trustmark Bank on Halls Ferry Road on Jan. 30, 2008. The state Court of Appeals upheld McCain’s conviction last year. McCain had been convicted at least four other times for bank robberies from 2003 to 2007 and served time at a federal penitentiary, prosecutors said. McCain was arrested in
Mendenhall, about 75 miles southeast of Vicksburg, for traffic violations ab o u t two hours after Kevin Dale the bank robMcCain bery. McCain was driving with a suspended license and his car was impounded by Mendenhall police, but he was released after posting a $1,450 cash bond. Later the arresting Mendenhall officer, while watching TV, recognized bank surveillance photos of McCain that Vicksburg police had released to media outlets after the robbery. Vicksburg police were then notified.
Judges: Petal man can’t revisit lawsuit JACKSON (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has denied a Petal man’s request to reopen his civil lawsuit in which he was seeking damages from a Forrest County judge and prosecutor for a banishment sentence that was later overturned by a Mississippi court. Ronnie Mackey filed his appeal with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in March. A three-judge panel ruled against him Friday. Mackey had sued Forrest County Circuit Judge Robert Helfrich and District Attorney Patricia Burchell in federal court in 2010 for $84 million in damages, alleging false arrest and imprisonment, abuse of process, malicious prosecution and due process
violations. U.S. District Court Judge Keith Starrett dismissed the suit earlier this year. The panel of the 5th Circuit said Starrett was right in his ruling. In 2007, Mackey pleaded guilty to a drug charge. Helfrich sentenced him to 30 years. The term was suspended with conditions, one of which was that Mackey was to leave Hattiesburg within 48 hours and was to remain outside of a 100-mile radius of Hattiesburg for 30 years. Mackey remained in jail for about 50 hours. When he was released from jail, he was already in violation of the banishment order. He was still in town six days later when he was arrested by police.
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State budget Follow Epps’ lead on funding requests From other Mississippi newspapers: • The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson: State Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps may have been the man of the hour at the Joint Legislative Budget Committee hearings, but he’s a rare breed, to be sure. Epps wowed the House and Senate budget writers by saying that he’s requesting zero increase for prisons next year. That’s against a backdrop of an anticipated $1 billion more in fund requests than anticipated revenues. Yet, little growth for the fiscal year that begins July 1 is expected, meaning probably funding equal to this year’s $5.5 billion budget. Epps gave some sound advice, as well. “With the economy the way it is ... I’d
like to see the numbers change where we can put more money in education, mental health, Medicaid, bridges, roads,” he said. It’s a valid concern: • Mental health is awaiting results of a U.S. Justice Department review that is expected to be “expensive” to meet, according to State Department of Mental Health Executive Director Ed LeGrand. • After repeated cuts, state universities are funded at about the level as in 2000. Requests made recently would get them to 2009 levels. • Mississippi’s K-12 funding has been stalled with deep cuts, as well. As the state fails to meet its obligations for equal funding and services statewide, it pushes tax hikes to the local level. “No new taxes” in this case could mean tax
hikes for local property owners, even as districts are cut severely. On top of those critical services, the Department of Medicaid said it needs $107 million more than this year, in part due to more people pushed into poverty because of the Great Recession. Last spring, hundreds of library, education and mental health supporters rallied at the Capitol to protest Gov. Haley Barbour’s proposed budget cuts for this year. Pressure is building against further “level funding,” which in the case of education, means budget cuts extending now for years. Lawmakers have evaded raising taxes to meet ever greater demands during this election year, but that could change once a new Legislature meets in January.
Lawmakers always look out for themselves Enterprise-Journal, McComb: Political columnist Sid Salter has an interesting theory on why lawmakers are reluctant to address problems in the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System. They don’t want to delve too deeply into the funding of PERS, Salter opines, because to do so would put more focus on their own plush retirement benefits. Although there is some substance to Salter’s argument, their own retirement probably isn’t the only reason this hot potato has been moved to the back burner.
Alienating state employees, including school teachers, by requiring them to pay more into the system or drawing less out is also a factor. The same could be said about alienating taxpayers if the state puts more of the public’s funds into the system. But Salter’s column is a reminder of how state lawmakers, past and present, look out for themselves. Legislators, including the lieutenant governor, who presides over the Senate, have their own retirement system called the Supplemental Legislative Retirement Plan. It allows legisla-
tors to pay into the Public Employees’ Retirement System at a rate 50 percent higher than for regular employees. At the same time, the state contributes to the SLRP at a rate 50 percent higher for legislators than it does for other state employees. A lawmaker, if he or she stays in office long enough, can retire with benefits of more than 100 percent of the salary while in office. SLRP is an appropriate acronym for the plan if you pronounce it “slurp.”
Shining the light on local governments The Commercial Dispatch, Columbus: Mississippi’s sunshine laws are meager when compared to other states. Certain personnel matters, for instance, are discussed in open session in Alabama and Tennessee. And the records are public. In Mississippi, personnel matters, even those of civil servants and local government employees, can be discussed behind closed doors. Despite the laws — which seem to protect boards’ privacy just as much if not more than the public’s right to know — public bodies can choose to be more open with their meetings and
records. But locally, public boards too often take it to the opposite extreme. In Caledonia, the mayor and aldermen failed to notify the public of a Sept. 13 budget hearing and meeting, where they passed the town’s budget. Failure to notify the public of a hearing or special meeting is illegal, though notification can be as simple as taping a note to the door at town hall. In Starkville, the school board is considering a policy to regulate or halt recording devices at board meetings. It’s a public meeting. What difference does it make if it’s recorded? The state gives public boards a lot of
liberty with how open they are to the public. For instance, boards can go into executive session to discuss personnel issues, real-estate negotiations and litigation. What these boards fail to realize is, those are liberties, not mandates. Board members can conduct the entirety of meetings in open session, if they choose. And the more open they are to the public, the more we all trust them. When you close doors and keep us in the dark; we wonder what’s up. We assume the worst. We start to distrust you. Don’t give us a reason to.
OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Mrs. Catherine Johnston dies. • R.W. Allein dies at the residence of Professor H.T. Moore. • Katie Vick returns from Europe after an absence of two years.
MODERATELY CONFUSED by Jeff Stahler
40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Brandon Carroll stars in “Hell Squad” at Showtown USA. • Mr. and Mrs. Ben Carnes announce the birth of a daughter, Jennifer, on Sept. 6. • Services are held for Eustace Fielder.
110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Capt. J.D. Harris, master of the dredge California, is shot by a discharged employee. • Mrs. Morris returns to Memphis.
30 YEARS AGO: 1981
100 YEARS AGO: 1911
Services are held for Houston Garrett. • Janet Lacy of Vicksburg is chosen freshman homecoming maid at Northeast Mississippi Junior College in Booneville. • Mr. and Mrs. John Hicks announce the birth of a son, Trent Eugene, on Sept. 23.
Mayor J.J. Hayes issues a program for a meeting here of the state municipal league. • H.R. Sutin is named president of the Vicksburg Cotton Exchange. • An auto, driven by Louis Beaufait, strikes a buggy in which Jim Fuller is riding.
20 YEARS AGO: 1991
90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Mary Louise Marshall has a lovely 11th birthday party. • The Valley Dry Goods Company advertises its autumn sale.
80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Ernest Turcotte and Velma Shipley secure a marriage license. • Fire damages the office of the Melsheimer Cotton Company on Mulberry Street. Mrs. P.L. Hennessey is appointed by the mayor and aldermen to the public library board.
70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Mr. and Mrs. Keith Williams return from New York where they attended the World Series. • Mrs. Lula Wood dies after an extended illness.
for Mrs. E.H. Beall. • Kirk Douglas stars in “Strangers When We Meet” at the Joy Theatre.
60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Randolph Crist, 6, is the fourth victim of polio in Warren County this week. • Mayor Pat Kelly has been named a member of the Mississippi Municipal Association for the coming year.
50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Myles Steward dies. • Services are held
Vicksburger Kirk Fordice wins the Republican primary in the governor’s election.• Betty Barnes Jackson becomes Warren County’s first elected woman supervisor. • A newly hired school bus driver abducts a woman from her work station and terrorizes her for 2 1/2 hours before he is captured on the bank of the Mississippi River.
10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Brandon S. and April Ann Wigley announce the birth of a son, Austin Zane, on Sept. 29. • Charles Keith Pendleton celebrates his fifth birthday. • The home of Evelyn Joseph on Bridge Street is damaged by fire.
I’ve always envied those who live near at least one sibling, though I suspect such proximity might get old.
Visits from afar special enough to hide the boots FISHTRAP HOLLOW, Miss. — It’s a good thing I have occasional company from far away. Otherwise, I don’t think this place would ever get a scrubbing. My sister is arriving from Denver. I will drive to the Memphis airport and stand at the baggage claim, and watch for a suitcase the size and weight of a bank vault. It will contain my sister’s entire wardrobe, or what she deems appropriate for wearing in Iuka, Miss., and Pine Level, Ala. I don’t mind handling the suitcase. If the airplane can carry it, so can I. Whenever and wherever JoAnne travels, it is not lightly. And she’s the only person who never touches the tremendous bag. She has the ability to appear helpless, which I’ve never mastered. I tend to look sturdy. But I don’t get to see JoAnne often enough, so I’m more than glad to pull a freight locomotive behind me for RHETA three miles in 100gRIMSLEY degree heat. She’s worth it. I’ve always envied those who live near at least one sibling, though I suspect such proximity might get old. It could end up in fistfights, like J.R. and Bobby Ewing had over daily cocktails on “Dallas.” I’ll never forget Sue Ellen’s caustic remark to Pam when Bobby first delivered his new bride to Southfork. J.R. and Bobby were rolling about the floor, swapping punches, generally tending to business. “Welcome to the Ewing family,” Sue Ellen drawled, smiling a sarcastic smile at Pam. This way — the long-distance familial way — a visit is more exciting and a little more peaceful. After all, I don’t look out the window every afternoon, see JoAnne walking up the drive and think: “Wonder what she needs this time? Sugar or coffee?” Or, more akin to the Ewing style, “Is she here to cheat me out of an oil lease?” To that end, I sweep leaves off the front steps and move muddy gum boots off the guesthouse porch. I cut weeds around the greenhouse and stuff old magazines under a bed. If I find time, I’ll dust. I don’t worry so much about that. My good friend Martha Hammond once wrote that too much dusting wears out the furniture. Most of the visit will be by candlelight, anyhow. JoAnne has a bit of the Blanche DuBois personality. She likes to dress for dinner. She likes flowers on the table and tapers burning. I try to oblige, though usually I have to scrounge for fresh flowers in my neglected yard. And Fred’s has moved its candle department, which confuses me. JoAnne was born elegant. When she was a toddler, our Georgia hometown named her Little Miss Colquitt. If you don’t think that was a big deal, you’ve never lived in a small town. When I was a little girl, JoAnne was my hero. It didn’t change when we started school. She made straight A’s, looked like a model and had a distinct style. She is more than just a pretty face, too. Always just a step ahead of me and most other females, by example she taught me that college sororities were a waste of time and money, and that women should work on their job skills as well as their nails. When she graduated from medical school, I was there to watch. There’s a photograph from that day. My family is lined up like a bunch of outlaws about to face the firing squad. Except for JoAnne. The recent graduate has her legs in the position most flattering in photos, her shoulders thrown back and her megawatt smile beaming. She has arrived. •
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Saturday, October 1, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
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LOCAL STOCKS The following quotes on local companies are provided as a service by Smith Barney Citi Group, 112-B Monument Place, 601-636-6914. Archer-Daniels (ADM)............ 24.81 American Fin. (AFG)..................31.07 Ameristar (ASCA)........................16.05 Auto Zone (AZO)..................... 319.19 Bally Technologies (BYI)...........26.98 BancorpSouth (BXS).................... 8.78 Britton Koontz (BKBK)................ 6.56 Bunge Ltd (BG)............................58.29 Cracker Barrel (CBRL)................40.03 Champion Ent. (CHB).....................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH)...............16.64 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC)...........26.85 Cooper Industries (CBE)..........46.12 CBL and Associates (CBL)................11.36 CSX Corp. (CSX)...........................18.67 East Group Prprties (EGP)............38.14 El Paso Corp. (EP).......................17.48 Entergy Corp. (ETR)...................66.29
Fastenal (FAST)............................33.28 Family Dollar (FDO)...................50.86 Fred’s (FRED).................................10.66 Int’l Paper (IP)..............................23.25 Janus Capital Group (JNS)..............6.00 J.C. Penney (JCP)........................26.78 Kroger Stores (KR)......................21.96 Kan. City So. (KSU).....................49.96 Legg Mason (LM)..................... 25.71 Parkway Properties (PKY).............11.01 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)......................61.90 Regions Financial (RF).................3.33 Rowan (RDC)................................ 30.19 Saks Inc. (SKS).................................8.75 Sears Holdings (SHLD)............. 57.52 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD).............24.93 Sunoco (SUN)............................... 31.01 Trustmark (TRMK)...................... 18.15 Tyco Intn’l (TYC).......................... 40.75 Tyson Foods (TSN)..................... 17.36 Viacom (VIA)................................. 48.36 Walgreens (WAG)....................... 32.89 Wal-Mart (WMT)......................... 51.90
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Q: My husband and I have applied for a loan and, much to our surprise, each of the creditreporting agencies came back and said he is dead when, in fact, he is very much alive. We had someBRUCE one look into it for us, thinking that maybe someone transposed his Social Security numbers. Nope! The numbers were right and he is indeed dead, according to everyone. How do we go about proving that he is alive? If this isn’t straightened out now, more problems await us. — S.T., via e-mail A: The best thing to do is
to write to each of the creditreporting agencies and ask them to tell you how they heard of his death. Just as when you have a bad report on your credit report and you’re not sure how or why, they have to affirm where they got the information. They are obliged to go back to their source for this information, and if it cannot be confirmed, then it must be removed. In the event that it is confirmed, you will have to go back to the source or agency that has reported him as deceased and ask for their source for this information. Hopefully, this will take care of the problem and your husband shall once again walk among the living.
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Hijacker wants to serve prison time in Portugal
U.S. intent on extradition LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The lawyer for a captured American fugitive said his client wants to serve the rest of his jail time in Portugal, but legal experts predicted Friday that U.S. prosecutors will “move heaven and earth” to get him back to the U.S. justice system. Lawyer Manuel Luis Ferreira says George Wright, 68, deserves to serve the remainder of his 15- to 30-year New Jersey murder sentence in Portugal because he has lived in the country for decades, has a Portuguese wife and grown Portuguese children. “If he has to serve, then he wants it to be here, which is his home,” Ferreira told Portugal’s TVI television. U.S. Justice Department spokeswoman Laura Sweeney declined comment Friday on the defense counsel’s arguments due to the pending extradition request against Wright. American lawyers who are experts on extradition, however, said they expect an intense effort by U.S. officials to ensure Wright’s return after 41 years on the lam. Justice Department lawyers “will move heaven and earth to get him back here,
and I believe they will be successful. If they have to do it through diplomacy, they will do it through diplomacy,” George said PhiladelWright phia lawyer Norris Gelman. Gelman represented Ira Einhorn, who was extradited to the U.S. from France in 2001 and convicted of murder after fleeing abroad in 1981. Wright broke out of the Bayside State Prison in Leesburg, New Jersey, on Aug. 19, 1970, after serving over seven years of his sentence for killing a man in a 1962 gas station robbery. He was also part of a Black Liberation Army group that hijacked a U.S. plane to Algeria in 1972. Wright was captured in a seaside village near Lisbon on Monday after authorities matched his fingerprint on a Portuguese identity card to one in the United States. Until his arrest, Wright spent decades living with his Portuguese wife and children in the hamlet with a cobblestone street near a stunning beach.
3046 Indiana Ave., (next to Taco Casa) Vicksburg, MS 601-636-1110 Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tutus, Bows, Headbands, Children’s Dresses In Grateful, Loving Memory of
Alfred Louis Gordon
(Oct. 1, 1955 - Oct. 4, 2007)
Al, you chose honor, dignity, caring, wisdom, and giving knowing that with a package like that comes joy of living life fully; the pride of making a positive difference, and the impact of being and asset to family, friends, and colleagues. Today, Al, we celebrate you! We treasure your legacy and the impact of your Christian life. We love you forever! Your sister - Sarah G. Chambliss; your brothers Robert, Thomas, and Anthony Gordon; your nieces, nephews, cousins, and entire family entity.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
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Drone also likely killed al-Qaida bomb expert WASHINGTON (AP) — The top al-Qaida bomb-maker in Yemen also could have died in the drone strike that killed radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, two U.S. officials said Friday. Ibrahim al-Asiri is the bombmaker linked to the explosive hidden in the underwear of a Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a plane over Detroit on Christmas Day 2009. The FBI pulled al-Asiri’s fin-
gerprint off that bomb. Authorities also believe he built the bombs that al-Qaida slipped into printers and shipped to the U.S. last year in a nearly catastrophic attack. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because alAsiri’s death had not officially been confirmed. Al-Asiri’s death would make the attack perhaps the most successful single drone strike ever. Along with al-Awlaki, the
family practice physician licensed in Louisiana. He maintains an office at 1000 Johnson St., in Tallulah, and also works in the emergency room of the Madison Parish Hospital at 900 Johnson St. He received his medical degree in 1980 at Meharry Medical College in Nashville and has been in practice since 1982, records show. Carr is not employed, Satcher said. Lorcet, a Schedule II narcotic, is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen, and users can become dependent on the drug. Lyrica is a Schedule V drug not considered habit forming, and is used to control epileptic seizures as well as for pain relief and generalized anxiety disorder. Xanax, a Schedule IV drug with a relatively low rate of addiction, is an anti-depressive also used as a muscle relaxant.
Continued from Page A1. from Tallulah, Jackson and possibly other locations. The vials, matched with prescriptions recovered from the pharmacies, showed that the haul included about 6,000 Lorcet and 8,000 Lyrica tablets. Satcher said about 80 Xanax pills also had been prescribed, and a small quantity had been recovered. Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said at a press conference Friday that Chenier and Carr had spent about $24,000 on the drugs. He declined to comment on the couple’s intent, whether for personal use or sale, and was not sure what the street value of the medications might be. Online records show Chenier is an emergency and
Stocks Continued from Page A1. global recession. Uneven economic data have touched off sudden bouts of buying and selling. The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq each lost more than 12 percent this quarter, the first time that’s happened since the financial crisis crested at the end of 2008. The S&P 500, the benchmark for most U.S. stock mutual funds, has lost 14.3 percent since July 1, the start of the third quarter. That’s the biggest quarterly drop since the three months ended Dec. 31, 2008, when global financial markets seized up. Excluding that period, the S&P has not dropped that much in a quarter for nine years. The Dow dropped 1,500.96 points, or 12.1 percent, over the same time frame.
Vet Continued from Page A1. saw the qualifications listed in the Purple Heartbeat, the organization’s newsletter. Documents such as his dis-
attack also killed Samir Khan, the editor of the al-Qaida propaganda magazine Inspire. Both Khan and al-Awlaki are U.S. citizens. Al-Awlaki was the target of the attack. Christopher Boucek, a scholar who studies Yemen and al-Qaida, said al-Asiri was so important to the organization that his death would “overshadow the news of alAwlaki and Samir Khan.” In announcing al-Awlaki’s
death, Obama said, “Al-Qaida and its affiliates will find no safe haven anywhere in the world.” “Working with Yemen and our other allies and partners, we will be determined, we will be deliberate, we will be relentless, we will be resolute in our commitment to destroy terrorist networks that aim to kill Americansm” he said. Republicans and Democrats alike applauded the decision
William Bruce Dickinson PORT GIBSON — William Bruce Dickinson died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at his home. He was 45. Mr. Dickinson was a lifelong resident of Claiborne County. He had been employed by Hinds Community College in Raymond as a construction worker for the past eight years. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his daughter, Kimberly Dickinson of Lafayette; two sons, William Richard Dickinson and Joseph Bruce Dickinson, both of Vicksburg; his sister, Linda Bailey of Pattison; his brother, Donald Dickinson of Port Gibson; and four grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Port
Clear with a high in the upper 70s and a low in the upper 40s
WEATHER This weather package is compiled from historical records and information provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the City of Vicksburg and The Associated Press.
TOday Clear; highs in the upper 70s; lows in the upper 40s sunday-tuesday Clear; highs in the upper 70s; lows in the upper 40s
Almanac David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post
Warren County deputies and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officers stand outside the 100 Colonial Drive home of Dr. Lawrence F. Chenier, 58, and Pattie Carr, 41, on Thursday. than half of the trading days this quarter. Traders also have made big moves in response to U.S. economic data, which has mostly suggested a slowdown. A recession in the U.S. looks increasingly likely, mainly because of Europe’s struggles and signs of weakness in developing countries like China that have been driving global economic growth. The government said Friday U.S. consumers spent slightly more in August, but earned less for the first time in nearly two years. That suggests that people are tapping their savings to pay for costlier gasoline and to offset lost wages. The savings rate fell to its lowest level since late 2009. Micron Technology Inc. plunged 14 percent, the most of any company in the S&P 500 index, after the chipmaker disappointed investors with a quarterly loss.
charge papers and a book detailing the events of his service were a part of the packet sent in for Hearn to be considered for the award. “I’m very proud,” said Charles Tolliver, commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart No. 680 in
Vicksburg. “This is a big deal, and it feels good to see someone get something they really deserve.” Hearn was one of three from Mississippi to receive the medal, which was presented by Keltoum Rowland, Honorary Consul of France
to Hattiesburg. “This is the highest honor awarded by France,” Rowland said. “This is truly a moment in history, and it’s so important to honor these veterans and the sacrifices they made.”
AURORA, Ill. — Earline Prentiss Farris passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at Copley Hospital in Aurora. She was 53. Mrs. Farris was born and raised in Vicksburg. She was a graduate of Vicksburg High School and a homemaker. Earline was preceded in death by her parents, Issaqueena and Albert Prentiss Sr.; her only son, Tyrone Prentiss; and two brothers, Clarence Otis Sr. and Ricky Lee Prentiss. She is survived by three daughters, Jasmen Farris, Kawana Farris and Ronee (Raylon) Patton, all of Aurora; five sisters, Estella Moore, Bettye Hughes, Albirda Marshall, Queen (Ronald) Campbell, all of Aurora, and Patricia (Alonzo) Anderson of Vicksburg; four brothers, Albert (Beverly) Prentiss, Larry (Connie) Prentiss and Eddie (Vanessa) Prentiss, all of
proposal. Persistent squabbling over financial policy has been a major obstacle to achieving a lasting solution to Europe’s debt crisis. France and Germany, the currency union’s strongest economies, want countries to coordinate their spending and borrowing more closely. Other countries see that as a threat to their sovereignty. Many European leaders and traders believe Greece will default in the coming weeks or months. Greece’s lenders and neighbors are preparing as best they can to prevent that from causing a worldwide financial panic. As a result, traders have reacted strongly to news and rumors out of Europe about how the crisis is being addressed. Markets gyrated wildly this summer in some of the most volatile trading on record. The Dow Jones industrial average swung more than 100 points in more
Earline Prentiss Farris
sunday-tuesday Clear; highs in the upper 70s; lows in the upper 40s
“The market has really seen some damage this quarter,” said Mike Hurley, portfolio manager of Highland Trend Following Fund. The weakness appears to be the start of a longer decline, Hurley said, because bonds are increasing in value and interest rates are low. Traders also are selling commodities such as oil, which would lose value in an economic downturn. “Lower interest rates and commodity prices are definitely an indication that the market thinks economic activity is going to be weak,” Hurley said. Stocks in France, England and Germany fell on the latest signs of discord among European leaders. Germany and France proposed managing the region’s shared currency through meetings of national leaders, rather than by centralized institutions. The head of the European Commission balked at the
Gibson. Visitation will be from noon Monday until the service at the funeral home.
BY CHIEF METEOROLOGIST BARBIE BASSSETT
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to launch the fatal assault on the convoy in Yemen. “It’s something we had to do,” said Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. “It’s legal,” said Maryland Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. “It’s legitimate and we’re taking out someone who has attempted to attack us on numerous occasions.”
Vicksburg, and Alexander Prentiss of Los Angeles. Services will be Monday
at Gayles Memorial Baptist Church with James Funeral Home in charge.
Analysts had expected a profit. Sales were hurt as the company transitions to selling a newer array of memory chips. Ingersoll-Rand dove 13 percent after cutting its profit forecast for the third and fourth quarters. The machinery maker said North American sales of climate-control and security products have been weaker than expected. Bank of America Corp lost 3.6 percent after Warren Buffett told Bloomberg Television that the bank’s problems will take longer than a year to clean up. Four stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was above average at 4.7 billion shares.
Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 80º Low/past 24 hours............... 51º Average temperature......... 66º Normal this date................... 80º Record low..............35º in 1984 Record high............93º in 1941 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month................ 8.0 inches Total/year.............. 31.78 inches Normal/month......0.10 inches Normal/year........ 36.60 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Sunday: A.M. Active..........................10:19 A.M. Most active................. 4:05 P.M. Active...........................10:49 P.M. Most active.................. 4:34 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 6:49 Sunset tomorrow............... 6:48 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:56
RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 13.2 | Change: NC Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 13.8 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 9.8 | Change: NC Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 12.8 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 2.3 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 8.1 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.5 River....................................60.2
MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Sunday.................................... 21.0 Monday.................................. 20.5 Tuesday.................................. 20.7 Memphis Sunday.......................................7.2 Monday.....................................7.0 Tuesday.....................................6.4 Greenville Sunday.................................... 21.1 Monday.................................. 21.7 Tuesday.................................. 21.9 Vicksburg Sunday.................................... 14.2 Monday.................................. 15.1 Tuesday.................................. 15.6
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Wife must learn to trust again after affair Q: A year ago, my husband admitted to an affair with someone at his office. He has made every effort to restore my trust. But I don’t trust him. Jim: You don’t mention whether you and your husband are seeing a marriage counselor. We encourage you to do so. Few marital problems are as devastating as infidelity, and it’s not a sign of surrender to seek help. As for your inability to trust, you’re not alone. Victims of affairs often feel an overwhelming sense of suspicion. Tracking your FOCUS ON spouse’s every THE FAMILY movement will keep you trapped in a cycle of fear and suspicion, which will drive FOCUS ON you into THE FAMILY depression. A more healthy solution is to reach out for support from a counselor, family and friends, and learn you can’t control your spouse. Q: My teen daughter prefers to hang out with her guy friends. She has only a couple of girlfriends but doesn’t do much with them. Should I be concerned? Juli: There are generally two reasons why a teen girl would be more inclined to connect with guy friends. One is cause for concern; the other is not. Let’s start with the benign situation: Teen girls can be downright mean. They’re competitive about fashion, weight and boyfriends. Some girls simply want to avoid the emotional drama. If so, it could be a sign of maturity. But some teen girls hang out with guys due to insecurity and a need for male attention. She’s looking for validation she has not received at home. If your daughter is drawn toward guys for this reason, she’s likely to become involved romantically and sexually with them. This is a warning sign. How do you discern between the two? Observe your daughter’s dress and behavior when she’s with “the guys.” Do her relationships look like brother-sister friendships? Or is she flirtatious? In either case, be willing to help her process issues related to friendships and keep your connection to her strong.
Bring a song, bring a dish to Rocky Springs Church By Manivanh Chanprasith email@example.com Rocky Springs United Methodist Church will be filled with the sounds of gospel music next Saturday. Friends of Rocky Springs Church will host its first Old Time Gospel Singing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 8 at the deconsecrated church off the Natchez Trace. Admission is free. “We wanted to get everybody together and sing,” said the Rev. Libby Piazza, who was pastor of Rocky Springs before it was de-consecrated last year. “There’s not any kind of singing that speaks to the spirit like the old-time
If you go Friends of Rocky Springs Church will host Old Time Gospel Singing Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will be at the former Rocky Springs United Methodist Church, located at 10158 Old Port Gibson Road off the Natchez Trace between Port Gibson and Utica. Bring a covered dish. Donations will be accepted. Call 601-924-0659. gospel hymns.” The church was built about 1837 in Rocky Springs, a town that faded away around the
1930s. The Friends of Rocky Springs Church has taken on preservation of the church and cemetery. The church, on Old Port Gibson Road off the Natchez Trace between Port Gibson and Utica, is open for tours, weddings and other events, said Piazza, also pastor of Edwards United Methodist Church. Next Saturday’s event will include dinner on the grounds. Piazza is asking participants to bring a covered dish. Donations will be taken to help with the upkeep of the grounds. “If this turns out to be successful, we’ll have it every year,” Piazza said.
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Michael Catt, left, pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church i n A l b a n y, Ga., introduces Mount Zion Baptist Church pastor Daniel Simmons during a service at Sherwood.
Southern pastors seek racial diversity
‘We serve a Baskin-Robbins kind of a God; a God of 32 flavors or more’ By The Associated Press NASHVILLE — As a young white minister, Michael Catt said he was fired from a Mississippi church for quoting the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. He never forgot it. “Getting fired ... was really a pivotal, defining moment for me,” he said. Now 58, he’s pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga., and among a few churches taking steps to create — and maintain — multiethnic congregations more than half a century after King gave his poignant sermon about the divisiveness among so-called Christians. In 1956, King wrote a sermon titled “Paul’s Letter to American Christians,”
In 1956, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a sermon titled ‘Paul’s Letter to American Christians,’ in which he spoke as if the Apostle Paul were delivering a message to the modernday church. King said: ‘You must face the tragic fact that when you stand at 11 o’clock on Sunday morning ... you stand in the most segregated hour of Christian America.’ in which he spoke as if the Apostle Paul were delivering a message to the modern-day church. King said: “You must face the tragic fact that when you
stand at 11 o’clock on Sunday morning ... you stand in the most segregated hour of Christian America.” There are between 300,000 and 350,000 congregations in
the U.S., says Michael Emerson, a sociology professor and co-director of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research in Houston, Texas. Ninety-two percent are homogeneous, meaning at least 80 percent of the congregation is comprised of a single racial group. When Catt became pastor of Sherwood Baptist in 1989, he noticed his predominantly white congregation was a stark contrast to the small city of Albany, whose population is about 65 percent black and where few concessions were achieved from the city government after King visited there during the civil rights movement. “You can’t pastor a church in a community that’s predominantly African-Amer-
ican and look out on a lily white crowd, because you’re not being honest,” Catt said. He began by diversifying the church’s leadership. He ordained its first black elder, and would later appoint a black senior associate pastor. But it was a tragic flood in Albany in 1994 that eroded racial barriers even more and created a sense of unity that still exists today. Catt and his congregation reached out to the predominantly black Mount Zion Baptist Church, which had been damaged by the flood. There Catt met senior pastor Daniel Simmons, who is black, and the two forged a friendship that spawned a novel idea: pulpit swapSee Ethnic, Page B4.
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church events Antioch Baptist 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 is at 6:30 p.m., and midweek service/ Bible study is at 7. Alfred E. Lassiter Sr. is pastor.
Berachah Services at Berachah Church, 2918 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 7 tonight with praise and worship. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Praise and worship is at 10:30. Children’s church is provided for ages 4-8 and a nursery for ages 3 and younger. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Monday. On Wednesday, Awana begins at 6 p.m. Bible study and youth service are at 7. Roger Cresswell is pastor. Visit www.berachah. net.
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. Choir rehearsal is at 10 a.m. each Saturday before the fourth 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. Mattie L. Brown is superintendent. Worship is each second Sunday. Covenant meeting is each third Sunday. Communion service is each fourth Sunday. All begin at 11 a.m. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday before the second and fourth Sunday. The Rev. Dennis J. Redden Sr. is pastor.
Bovina Baptist Open House begins at 2 today to meet with Dr. Chas Rowland. The evening message begins at 5 with Rowland, followed by a fingerfood fellowship. Services at Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 U.S. 80, begin at 9:45 with Sunday school under the direction of Bill Arrington. Worship begins at 11 with Rebekah Rowland singing special music. Jerry Stuart is minister of music. Donna Harper is pianist. Bobbie Bruce is organist. Brian Parker is minister of students and education. Jo Sumrall is minister of children. Rowland will deliver the message. Evening activities begin at 5 with Movie Time and chilli supper. Wednesday evening activities begin at 6 with prayer service, handbells, youth Bible study and children’s choir rehearsal. Adult choir rehearsal begins at 6:45. A nursery is provided.
is led by Ann Grimshel. Wednesday night prayer meeting is canceled. The Rev. George Butler is pastor.
Bright Morning Star M.B. Services at Bright Morning Star M.B. Church, 801 Meadow St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Charles Wright is superintendent. Worship is at 11 each first, third and fifth Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Wednesday prayer meeting begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by Bible class at 6. Reginald Harris is pastor. Call 601-636-7073.
Bypass Church of Christ Sunday services at Bypass Church of Christ, 787 U.S. 61 North, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible Classes for all ages. Worship is at 10:30 with Dr. Willie Nettle, minister, delivering the sermon. Worship consists of congregational, a cappella singing and observance of the Lord’s Supper. Evening assembly begins at 6 with Nettle speaking. Midweek Bible class begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For transportation or a free Bible correspondence course or home Bible study, call 601-638-6165. Visit www.bypasscoc.com.
Calvary Baptist Services at Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Bruce Bryant, interim pastor, delivering the message. R.L. Sigrest is worship leader. Evening activities begin at 3:30 with choir practice. Discipleship training is at 5. Worship begins at 6 led by Bryant. PAC, Praying After Church, follows in the red room. ACTS senior adults will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday. Chicken will be provided, bring side dishes and desserts. James Pickel will sing. Tuesday GROW visitation begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday services begin at 6 p.m. with prayer meeting and children’s and youth activities.
Calvary M.B. Services at Calvary Baptist, 406 Klein St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11. Fellowship Breakfast is at 9 a.m. each second Sunday. Prayer meeting and Bible study begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Joe Mosley is pastor.
Cedar Grove M.B. Services at Cedar Grove M.B. Church, 3300 Grange Hall Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Jimmie Jefferson, superintendent. Worship is at 11 with Paul H. Fleming, pastor. Communion is each third Sunday. Prayer meeting/ Bible study begins at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. Wednesday Night Live worship is at 7 p.m. each first Wednesday. Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Monday. Children’s choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each second Tuesday. Brotherhood Ministry meets at 7 p.m. each second Friday.
Services at Bowmar Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South, begin at 8:30 a.m. with classic worship. Lifegroups meet at 9:20. Creative worship for families, Stepping Stones (5-year-old worship), Kids On the Rock (grades 1-6) and youth worship begin at 10:30. Chip Henderson of Pinelake Church in Brandon, is guest speaker for both services. Signing for the hearing impaired is available upon request during the classic and creative services. Call 601-636-2596. Visit www.bowmarbaptist.org.
Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main St., will celebrate the 16th Sunday after Pentecost with Holy Eucharist Rite I, at 8 a.m. in the chapel. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, is at 10 in the church. The Rev. Sam Godfrey will preach and celebrate at both services. Sunday school begins at 9. Adults meet in the parish hall. Children meet in the Sunday school building. Choir practice is at 9:30. Child care will be provided during the 10 a.m. service. The Blessing of the Pets begins at 5 p.m. in the church garden. The Wednesday Coffee/Bible study group meets at 10 a.m. in the Sunday school building. Godfrey will conduct a healing service at 12:15 p.m. in the chapel. Centering prayer will be at 5:30 in the chancel. Morning prayer is at 7:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday in the church. Call 601-638-
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. Worship is at 11. Music is led by Hope Raney. Earlene Alexander is pianist. Children’s church
devotion “I will worship toward Thy holy temple, and praise Thy name for Thy loving kindness and for Thy truth: for Thou hast magnified Thy word above all Thy name.”
Psalm 138:2 • There was a man who loved to study the Bible and every time he came to something he didn’t understand, he asked his friend Charlie, “What does this verse mean?” One day in his Bible study the Holy Spirit said, “Why don’t you ask Me? I’m the one who taught Charlie.” • Now, I thank God for the Bible scholars who teach God’s Word, but the same God who teaches these men and women is the One who wants to teach you. • As you read the Bible, I want you to ask God to help you answer these questions: 1) Is there a lesson to learn? 2) Is there a sin to avoid? 3) Is there a blessing to enjoy? 4) Is there a promise to claim” 5) Is there a new thought to carry with me? • Devotion written by Dr. Adrian Rogers in conjunction with Love Worth Finding Ministries. Web site: http://www.lwf.org
5899. Visit www.christchurchvburg.dioms.org.
Church of Christ Services at Church of Christ, 3333 N. Frontage Road, begins at 9 a.m. with Bible classes for all ages. Eric Welch will present the lessons for worship at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, ladies Bible class begins at 9:45 a.m. Bible classes for all ages are at 7 p.m. Call 601-636-4801 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a free correspondence course or home Bible study course. “A Minute of Inspiration” is broadcast on River 101.3 between 6:45 and 6:55 a.m. weekdays.
Church of Christ Sunday services at Church of Christ, 811 Culkin Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Bible classes. Worship is at 11. On Wednesday, a Bible class begins at 7 p.m. for all ages. For a free Bible study call, 601-636-0141 or 601-529-0904. Larry Harris is the minister.
Clover Valley M.B. Services at Clover Valley M.B. Church, 7670 Mississippi 27 South, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11. Communion is each first Sunday; Covenant is each third Sunday; women’s ministry devotional service is each fourth Sunday; pantry donations are accepted each second and fifth Sunday. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Missionary workers meet at 6:30 p.m. each second Tuesday. Choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Saturday before the second, third and fifth Sunday. Call 601-636-6375 or 601-638-2070. The Rev. Samuel Jones is pastor.
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 food pantry drive begins Sunday. The sanctuary and Sunday school rooms are handicap accessible through the elevator in Wesley Hall. Youth handbells meet at 4:30. Music, activities, art and drama (MAAD) for K-6th grade meets from 5 until 7. UMYF meets at 5. On Tuesday, Men’s Breakfast with a Devotion begins at 6:50. The nominations committee meets at 5 p.m. in the conference room. On Wednesday, ladies Bible study is at 10 a.m. in the Agape classroom. Dinner is at 5:15. Children’s activities are canceled. The program and adult handbells rehearsal are at 6. Chancel Choir rehearsal is at 7. The Rev. Cary Stockett is pastor.
Cross Point Services at Cross Point Church, 510 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with traditional worship, followed by snacks and Sunday school. Contemporary service and children’s church are at 11. Wednesday eve-
ning activities begin at 6.
Eagle Lake Baptist Services at Eagle Lake Baptist, Eagle Lake community, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 and 6 p.m. with Dwight Sibley, pastor, delivering the messages. On Wednesday, Prayer service is at 6:30 p.m.
Eagle Lake U.M.C. Services at Eagle Lake United Methodist Church, 16682 Mississippi 465, Eagle Lake, begin at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon and World Communion Sunday will be observed, followed by fellowship time. Sunday school begins at 10:20. The Hi-Steppers walk in the fellowship hall at 8:30 a.m. weekdays. Call 601-218-6255 or 601-6367177.
Ebenezer Baptist Services at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2346 Grove St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school each second, third, fourth and fifth Sunday. Willie H. Smith is superintendent. Worship with Communion is at 8:30 a.m. each first Sunday. Bible class/prayer meeting begins at 6 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Dr. Michael R. Reed Sr. 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 and Wednesday nights. All services will be led by Dr. John McCall, interim pastor. Choir practice begins at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Curlee Green is minister of music. Linda Dickson is pianist. A nursery is provided and managed by Debby Best. Call 601-852-8141. E-mail EdwardsBaptCh@Bellsouth. net.
Faith Christian Center Services at Faith Christian Center, 1100 Main St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. A men’s and women’s fellowship is at 5 p.m. each first Sunday. Intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Bible class and teens ministry at 7. Dr. Ollie Hardaway Jr. is pastor. For transportation, call 601-638-1600.
Family Life Cathedral Sunday services at Family Life Cathedral, An Oasis of Love, 2832 Ken Karyl Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Successful Living classes. Praise and worship are at 11. A nursery is provided for ages up to 3. Second Sunday praise and worship begin at 8 a.m. Successful Living classes begin at 6 p.m. Friends and Family Day is each third Sunday with Successful Living classes at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and
worship at 11. Worship is broadcast at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 p.m. Thursday on the local access channel. On Wednesday, intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m., followed by discipleship classes at 7. Call 601-629-3900, 601638-3433 or 601-218-5629 for shuttle bus. E-mail flcoasisoflove@Cablelynx.com. Betty J. Young Tyler is pastor.
Wednesday before the fourth Sunday. Baptismal is each last Wednesday. On Thursday, Bible Class and fellowship begin at 10:30 a.m. Valet parking is available for the handicapped or senior citizens. For transportation or prayer request, call 601-2183911 or visit www.ggsmbc. org. C.J. Williams is minister of music. The Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher is pastor.
Services at First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study, followed by worship at 10:50 with Matt Buckles, pastor, delivering the message. Sunday school and morning worship for the hearing impaired are available. E-Groups begin at 5 p.m. Celebrate Recovery, GriefShare and DivorceCare begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St. On Wednesday: English As a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m.; Wednesday Mission Mosaic begins at 4:30 p.m.; children’s choirs at 5; Church Family Time begins at 5:50; adult Bible study, adult choir rehearsal, RA’s, GA’s, Mission Friends- and preschool care are at 6:15; and supper is at 4:45. Joy Fellowship meets at 11 a.m. Thursday for a covereddish luncheon and program. On Friday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery meets at 6 p.m. at the Mafan Building. Visit www.fbcvicksburg.org.
Services at Greater Jerusalem Baptist Church, 5026 Mount Alban Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 9:30. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first and third Sunday. Pastor aide meeting is each fourth Sunday following worship. On Tuesday, Men of Jerusalem rehearsal begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by Voices of Jerusalem rehearsal at 8. Youth choir rehearsal is at noon each third and fourth Saturday. Deacons meet at 7 p.m. the last Thursday of the month. A clothing giveaway for the flood victims is set for Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. until noon at the old bowling alley on Clay Street.To purchase a recording of the service contact Edward Huell or Gregory Linzy Jr., 601-634-8186. Kemp Burley Jr. is pastor.
First Baptist Services at First Baptist Church, 1511 1/2 Lane St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Prayer and Bible study begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Choir rehearsal begins at 3 p.m. Saturday before the first Sunday and at noon Saturday before the third Sunday. The Rev. Roosevelt Smith is pastor.
First Christian Church Services at First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), 3005 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with the chancel choir presenting the anthem. The Rev. Jeffery Murphy will deliver the message. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated weekly. A nursery is provided. Choir rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by fellowship supper at 7.
Gibson Memorial Services at Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church, 335 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. The Dabney Bible Class can be heard at 10 a.m. Sunday on WBBV 101.3. Worship is at 11 with Holy Communion. Greg Hazelrig is pastor. Paul Ballard is worship leader. On Wednesday, Bible study begins at 12:30 p.m. Bell practice begins at 5:15. Choir practice is at 6:30.
Grace Baptist Services at Grace Baptist Church, 1729 Hankinson Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Bible study. Worship is at 11 with the Rev. Bryan Abel, pastor, delivering the message. Ed Crawford will lead the music. Evening activities begin at 4:30 with the building and grounds committee meeting. Discipleship training is at 5:30, followed by worship at 6:30. On Wednesday, prayer meeting and business meeting begin at 6:30 p.m.
Greater Grove Street Services at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive, begin at 8:30 a.m. with worship. Fifth Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first Sunday. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. Bible school begins at 6 p.m. with Hour of Power Service each
Greater Mount Lebanon Services at Greater Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, 339 Alpine St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship with Communion is each first and third Sunday at 11. Youth services are each fifth Sunday at 11. On Wednesday, Sunday night preview begins at 5:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer begins at 6:30. Bible class begins at 7. Deacon’s board meeting is at 8 p.m. each Wednesday before the third Sunday. Senior choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. each first, second and third Tuesday. Curtis Ross is pastor.
Hawkins U.M.C. Services at Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 8:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Coffee Connection begins at 9:40. Worship is at 10. A nursery is available. Family snack supper is at 5. GPS (studies for all ages) begins at 5:30. A nursery is provided. On Monday, Discipleship N.O.W. is at 5:30 p.m. Cub Scouts meets at 6. Christmas post rehearsal is at 6:30. Boy Scouts meets at 7. On Tuesday, Neighborhood Kids meets at 4 p.m. Prayer group and nominating committee meetings are at 6. On Wednesday, Handbells begins at 5:45 p.m. Chancel choir rehearsal is at 7. On Thursday, adult Bible study begins at 9 a.m. Neighborhood Kids meets at 4 p.m. Girl Scouts meets at 6. Christmas Post rehearsal and UMW Gilmore Gals meeting are at 6:30. The Rev. Susannah Grubbs Carr is pastor.
Holy Cross Anglican Services at Holy Cross Anglican Church (Anglican Church in North America— REC) 1021 Crawford St., located inside the former Sisters of Mercy Chapel, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study. Holy Communion begins at 10:30. The Rev. Mark Bleakley presides. Child care is provided. The sanctuary and fellowship rooms are accessible to the handicapped through the back gate on Adams Street. A podcast, “Renewing the Face of the Earth: Conversation on Art, Spirituality, and Anglican Culture,” can be heard at www.markbleakleystainedglass2.blogspot.com. Call 601529-9636.
House of Peace Services at The House of Peace Worship Church International, 2372 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Continued on Page B3.
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church events Continued from Page B2. Sunday school. Worship is at 11. Back to Basics Bible class is at 5 p.m. Monday. Intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m. Monday and 5 p.m. Tuesday. Bible study and Teen Talk begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Choir rehearsal is at 7. Grace and Prophecy is broadcast at 11 p.m. Wednesdays on the Word Network. Visit www. houseofpeacechurch.com. and www.graceandprophecy. com.
Immanuel Baptist Services at Immanuel Baptist Church, 6949 U.S. 61 South, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship and children’s church, led by children’s director Ashley Coomes, is at 10:45. Discipleship training and choir practice are at 5 p.m., followed by worship at 6. On Wednesday, children’s classes for grades K-6, youth and prayer services begin at 7. Adult choir practice begins at 8, led by Dale Yocum, music director. Billy Brumfield is pastor. Jason McGuffie is associate pastor and youth minister.
King David M.B. No. 1 Services at King David M.B. No. 1, 2717 Letitia St., begin at 8 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is at 9 a.m. through November. The Rev. A.L. Hines is pastor.
King of Kings Services at King of Kings Christian Center, 4209 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10. Children’s ministry for ages 2-6 is Sunday. Ages 2-10 meet Thursday. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. For transportation, call 601-661-6444 or 601629-7791. Willie P. Taylor is pastor.
King Solomon Sunday services at King Solomon Baptist Church, 1401 Farmer St., begin with Hour of Soul-Saving Power at 8:15 a.m. with Voices of Praise providing the music. Regular worship is at 10 with Voices of Praise providing the music. Evening service begins at 5. The male choir will provide the music. The Rev. R.D. Bernard, pastor, will deliver all messages. Communion will be served at all messages. The service can be heard on WRTM-FM 100.5 at 11 a.m. and on WJIW-FM 104.7 and KJIW-FM 94.5 at 7 p.m. Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and at noon Friday. CDs or DVDs of Sunday messages are available by calling the church at 601-6387658. Transportation is available by calling 601-831-4387 or 310283-0594 the day before.
Lighthouse Assembly Services at Lighthouse Assembly of God, 1790 Sherman Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with Debbie Quimby leading praise and worship. Children’s church is led by Harry and Vickie Ogle. Wednesday services begin at 6:30 p.m. with Bible study for all ages. The Rev. George Farris is pastor.
Lighthouse Baptist Services at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1804 Sky Farm Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Sharon Forbes will lead the children and youth classes. Mike Sharp will lead the adult class. Worship is at 11 with Dr. E.L. Sharp, pastor, delivering the message. Evening activities begin at 5:30 with training union for young adults, led by Debra Grayson and men’s prayer. Worship is at 6 with special music and the pastor’s message. Wednesday activities begin at 7 p.m. with young adults training union, led by Grayson, and Bible study and prayer service for adults. A nursery is provided.
special events TODAY • Greater Grove Street M.B. — 9 a.m.-noon, academic enrichment program; ages 9-12; Dr. Casey D. Fisher, pastor; 2715 Grove St. • Kings Empowerment Center — 5 p.m., Gospel Music Reunion; The Gospel Visionairs, The Evening Stars, The King Jubilees, The Mighty Stars of Joy, The R&W Specials and many others; sponsored by The Gospel Visionairs and Jimmy Cotton; 224 R.L. Chase Circle. • New Hope M.B. — 5 p.m., choir program; all choirs, soloist and praise dancers are invited to participate; 6320 Bovina Cutoff Road. • New Mount Pilgrim M.B. — 6 p.m., honoring Evelyn Jean Thomas, musician; Henry Williams, pastor; 501 N. Poplar St. • Triumphant Baptist — 9-11 a.m., food distribution
SUNDAY • Bovina United Methodist — 11 a.m., Homecoming; potluck dinner; the Rev. John Evans, pastor; 70 Bovina Drive. • Christ Episcopal Church — 5 p.m., Blessing of the Pets in the garden; the Rev. Sam Godfrey; 1115 Main St. • Cool Spring — Noon, 139th church anniversary; the Rev. Kemp Burley, speaker; the Rev. Byron Maxwell, pastor; 385 Falk Steel Road. • Gospel Temple M.B. — 2 p.m., 5th anniversary of women’s ministry; Evangelist Pertrennia Carson, speaker; the Rev .Walter Edley, pastor; 1612 Lane St. • Old Come and See M.B. Church — Noon, 18th anniversary of the Rev. E.E. Cosey and wife; Minister Michael Wesley, guest speaker; Ingleside Community • Pleasant Hill M.B. — 2 p.m., anniversary of the Rev. Joseph Brisco, pastor; the Rev. Gerald Williams, speaker; 11170 Halls Ferry Road. • Young Pastors in Christ — 4 p.m., program honoring senior pastors of Edwards, Bolton, Raymond, Utica and Terry; to participate or questions, the Revs. Phillip Burks, 601-529-8339 or James O. Bowman Sr., 601-529-2044; Hinds Community College Fine Arts Building, Utica.
officiating; 3300 Grange Hall Road.
WEDNESDAY • Cedar Grove M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; Paul H. Fleming, pastor, officiating; 3300 Grange Hall Road.
THURSDAY • Cedar Grove M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; Paul H. Fleming, pastor, officiating; 3300 Grange Hall Road.
OCT. 8 • Rocky Springs — 10 a.m., old-time gospel singing; noon, dinner; singers, song-leaders and pianists invited to participate; 10158 Old Port Gibson Road. • Spring Hill M.B. — 10 a.m., Free Family Fun Day; activities, food and clothes; 815 Mission 66. • Trinity Baptist — 4:30 p.m., 60th Birthday Celebration begins at 1804 Sky Farm Ave., Dr. Howard D. Smith, speaker, former pastor; followed by dinner at 3365 Porters Chapel Road.
OCT. 9 • Bethlehem M.B. — 11 a.m., 145th church anniversary; dinner served; the Rev. Dennis J. Redden Sr., pastor; 3055 N. Washington St. • Trinity Baptist — 9 a.m., 60th Birthday Celebration; 9:30, Sunday school; 10:45, worship with former pastor, the Rev. Doug Westmoreland; dinner on the grounds; 3365 Porters Chapel Road.
OCT. 11 • House of Peace — 7 p.m., revival; Prophet Harry Smith, His Harvest Ministries, speaker; Apostle Linda Sweezer, pastor; 2372 Grove St.
OCT. 12 • House of Peace — 7 p.m., revival; Prophet Harry Smith, His Harvest Ministries, speaker; Apostle Linda Sweezer, pastor; 2372 Grove St.
• Cedar Grove M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; Paul H. Fleming, pastor,
Lutheran Church of the Messiah The Divine Service for the 15th Sunday after Trinity will be celebrated at The Lutheran Church of the Messiah (LCMS), 301 Cain Ridge Road, at 9 a.m. Sunday school for all ages begins at 10:30 a.m. Visit www.lutheranchurchofthemessiah.org 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. The Rev. Rudy L. Smith is pastor.
Morning Star M.B. Services at Morning Star M.B. Church, 848 Glass Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship begins at 11 each first and third Sunday. Communion is each third Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Kimberly Fisher is interim pastor.
Mount Alban M.B. Sunday services at Mount Alban M.B. Church, 2385 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leonard Knight, deacon and superintendent. Worship with Communion is each first Sunday; praise and worship are each second, third and fourth Sunday; youth service is each fifth Sunday; all start at 11. On Wednesday, prayer/Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Thursday. Women of Faith ministry meets at 10 a.m. each second Saturday. The Rev. Henry Lee Taylor Jr. is pastor.
Mount Ararat M.B. Services at Mount Ararat M.B., 50 Culkin Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school each second through fifth Sunday. Henry Middleton is superintendent. Communion is each first Sunday at 11:30. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday. Choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Thursday before the first Sunday. The Rev. Johnny L. Williams 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 at 11 each second and third Sunday. Children’s ministry for ages 1-7 begins at 9:30 a.m. in the annex each Sunday. Service begins at 8 a.m. each fifth Sunday. Brotherhood meets at 6 p.m. each first Tuesday. Ushers meet at 6 p.m. 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. Junior choir rehearses at 5 p.m. Thursday before the first and third Sunday. Senior choir rehearses at 5 p.m. each Thursday. Male chorus rehearses at 6 p.m. Thursday before the fifth Sunday. Women’s ministry begins at 10 a.m. each fourth Saturday. Trustee board meeting begins at 9 a.m. and deacons at 11 each Saturday before the second Sunday. For transportation call 601636-4999.
Mount Carmel M.B. Services at Mount Carmel M.B. Church, 2629 Alma St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Keafur Grimes. Worship with Communion is each first Sunday. Sunday school enhancement is each second Sunday; worship and testimony service is each third Sunday; and youth services each fourth and fifth Sunday. All are at 11 a.m. Wednesday’s prayer meeting/Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Senior choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. Saturday before the first Sunday. Male choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Friday before the third Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal is at 1 p.m. Satur-
day before the fourth Sunday. Mission Society meets at 3 p.m. each second Monday at the church and at 2 p.m. each fourth Saturday at Carmel Manor, 910 Bowman St. Dr. Franklin L. Lassiter is pastor.
Mount Hebron M.B. Services at Mount Hebron M.B. Church, Bovina, are at 11:30 a.m. each first Sunday and include Communion. The Rev. Willie J. White is pastor.
Mount Heroden Services at Mount Heroden Baptist Church, 1117-19 Clay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Hilda Y. White, superintendent. Worship is at 11 with Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr., pastor and speaker. Communion is each first Sunday at 11. Youth service is at 11 each second Sunday. Prayer meeting/Bible study is at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Senior choir rehearsal begins at noon Saturday before the first Sunday.
Mount Olive M.B. Services at Mount Olive M.B. Church of Villa Nova, 210 Villanova Road, in the Oak Ridge community, begin with Sunday school at 8:30 a.m. and worship at 10 each Sunday. Communion is at 10 a.m. each third Sunday. On Tuesday, Bible study begins at 6:45 p.m. The Rev. Richard Hopkins is pastor.
Mount Pilgrim Services at Mount Pilgrim, Freetown, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. First Sunday services begin at 11 a.m. and are led by Gracie Daniels, evangelist. Communion is each second Sunday and worship is each fifth Sunday. Both begin at 11 a.m. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Joseph L. Brown is pastor.
Narrow Way M.B. Services at Narrow Way M.B. Church, 400 Adams St., begin at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. James E. Williams is pastor. Call 601-218-8061.
Nazarene Church Services at Vicksburg First Church of the Nazarene, 3428
Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship begins at 10:50. Evening worship begins at 6. Missionary service begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday night youth activities begin at 6 with dinner, followed by Bible study activities at 7. Worship Team practice is at 6. Adult Bible study is at 7. Thursday’s prayer meeting at 7 p.m. is open to all. Men’s prayer breakfast begins at 8 a.m. each first Saturday. First-time guests are free and all others are $5. Hispanic Sunday service and children’s Sunday school are at 3 p.m. Hispanic congregation’s prayer and Bible study begin at 6 p.m. Friday. Alberto Vidal is pastor of Hispanic Ministries. The Rev. Ron Ray is pastor of discipleship ministries. Pastor Emeritus is the Rev. Kuhrman Cox. Visit www.vicksburg-nazarene.org.
New Beginnings Services at New Beginnings Full Deliverance Ministry, 3529 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:15 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday for adults and youths. WOW, women’s ministry begins at 9 a.m. Saturday; Michelle King is pastor, 601-301-0586. E-mail email@example.com. Clarence and Lavern Walsh are founders/overseers.
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. Worship is at 11. Prayer/Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dr. Leonard Walker is pastor.
New Mount Pilgrim Services at New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church, 501 N. Poplar St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leroy Gillium, deacon and assistant superintendent. The following begin at 11 — second Sunday services; Covenant after Sunday school each third Sunday; and Communion services each fourth Sunday. Life Changing for Today’s Christian is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday. Minister Jacqueline Griffin, is instructor. Prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible study under the direction
of the Rev. Virdell Lewis. Senior choir practice led by Jean Thomas begins at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday before the second, third and fourth Sunday. The usher board meets at 11 a.m. each first Saturday. Recordings of services are available from Lee Griffin, deacon, or by calling 601-6366386. The Rev. Henry J. Williams is pastor.
New Rock of Ages Services at New Rock of Ages Church, 2944 Valley St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Ernestine Boone is superintendent. Herbert Jackson is assistant superintendent. Worship with Communion is at 11 each third Sunday. Youth Service is each fifth Sunday. Patricia Stamps is church musician. Pastor Aide Ministry meets at 4 p.m. each first Monday. Mission Ministry meets at 4 p.m. each third Monday. Bible class begins at 5 p.m. each first and third Monday, followed by prayer meeting at 6. Each third Saturday ushers ministry meets at 1 p.m. and choir rehearsal begins at 2. For transportation call 601529-4159 or 601-634-6598. Dr. Michael R. Reed Sr. is pastor.
Northside Baptist Services at Northside Baptist Church, 4820 N. Washington St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Children’s church and worship led by Dr. Frank Lescallette, pastor, are at 11. Evening activities begin at 5 with Kid’s Time, followed by Youth Explosion and worship at 6. Wednesday activities begin at 6 p.m. with mission study, men’s Bible study and GAs, followed by prayer service at 7.
Oak Chapel M.B. Services at Oak Chapel M.B. Church, 8140 Freetown Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, led by Charles Winston, deacon and superintendent. Covenant is each fourth Sunday. Worship is at 11. Holy Communion is each third Sunday. Children’s church is each fifth Sunday. Prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday before the first and third Sunday. Educational tutoring for children is each Wednesday at 6 p.m. Dellie C. Robinson is pastor.
Open Door Services at Open Door Bible Church, 4866 Mount Alban Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, taught by Don Carraway. Bible study and worship are at 11 led by Paul Rush. Music ministry is under the direction of Joe Branch. A nursery is available for both services. Call 601-638-6574.
Pentecostal Explosion Services at Pentecostal Explosion Ministries, 2130 Washington St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Praise and worship are 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 601953-6812.
Pleasant Valley M.B. Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 260 Mississippi 27, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11. Jubilee Week Celebration begins at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Joe Harris Jr. 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. Silas Bright is deacon and superintendent. Worship with Communion is at 11:30 a.m. each first Sunday. Worship Continued on Page B4.
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church events Continued from Page B3. begins at 8:30 a.m. each third Sunday. On Tuesday, prayer service begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible study at 6:30. Choir rehearsal is at 5:30 p.m. each Friday before the first Sunday and at 11:30 a.m. each Saturday before the third Sunday. Ladies auxiliary is at 6:30 p.m. Friday after the first Sunday. The Rev. E.E. Gibbs is pastor.
Port Gibson U.M.C. The 16th Sunday after Pentecost services for Port Gibson United Methodist Church, 901 Church St., will begin at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Harrison bringing the message. Professional counseling is offered at Grace Christian Counseling Center, 907 Church St. Call 601-437-5046.
Porters Chapel U.M.C. Services at Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with early worship. Good News Discussion Group meets at 9:45. Sunday school is at 10. Traditional worship service is at 11. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services. The Rev. D.R. Ragsdale will deliver the sermon and Ken Warren will lead congregational singing. A nursery is provided. On Monday, Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. Cursillo will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call 601-636-2966.
Redwood U.M.C. Services at Redwood United Methodist Church, 101 Redwood Road, across from Redwood Elementary, begin at 10 a.m. with open assembly, followed by Sunday school, including a pre-school class. Worship is at 11 with the Rev. Barbara Hite, pastor, and World Communion Sunday will be observed. Colt and Christopher Lee will be acolytes. Christopher and Christopher Lee will be acolytes. Bubba Kealhofer and Brian Britton will be ushers. A nursery is provided. On Wednesday, adult choir practice begins at 6:30 p.m. Call 601-218-6255 or 601-636-7177. Visit www.redwoodunitedmethodistchurch.org.
Refuge Services at Refuge Church, 6202 Indiana Ave., begin at 10:45 a.m. with praise and worship with Bethany Winkler, music pastor. Tony Winkler, pastor, will bring the message. Kidz Konstruction for ages 4 to 9 begins at 10:45. Wednesday Family Night for all ages begins at 7 in the Family Life Center. A nursery is available for children as old as 4. Call 601-6384439 or visit www.myrefugechurch.com.
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, with the Rev. Gene Jacks, pastor. Evening service begins at 6. Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays in the fellowship hall. Bible study/prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
St. Alban’s Episcopal Services for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 5930 Warriors Trail, Bovina, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Holy
Eucharist, Rite II. Choir practice under the direction of Joan Leese, organist and choirmaster, is at 9:45. Inquirer’s/Refresher class will be at 10. Holy Eucharist, Rite II is celebrated at 11:00 with the Very Rev. Billie Abraham, rector, preaching and celebrating. Coffee and fellowship follow. Child care is provided at the 11 a.m. service. On Wednesday, a study of the book, “Twelve Steps to Spiritual Wholeness, A Christian Pathway” is at 7 a.m. Bible study begins at 9:30. Healing service and Holy Eucharist are at 6 p.m. A Quiet Day is set for Oct. 8 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., led by Brother Vincent from St. Joseph’s Monastery. Call 601-636-6687.
Time at 9 a.m. Sunday. Daily Mass is at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Our Lady of Perpetual Help devotion is at 7 p.m. Monday in the chapel. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rosary is recited at 8:30 a.m. Sunday before Mass. The Sacrament of Penance is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Sunday, or by appointment. Youth Mass is each fourth Sunday. The Rev. Malcolm O’Leary, SVD, is pastor. Call 601-6360115.
St. Michael Catholic
Services at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 2709 Washington St., include: the 16th Sunday After Pentecost; Great Vespers at 5:30 p.m. Saturday; Matins and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Sunday; the Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Confessions are heard before and after every service. All services are in English. The Very Rev. John W. Morris is pastor. Call 601-636-2483.
St. Michael Catholic Church, 100 St. Michael Place, will celebrate the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Mass will be at 5:30 tonight and at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The Sacrament of Penance is from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Daily Mass is celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. High school PSR is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. At 2 p.m. each Sunday is a Eucharist service in Spanish. Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith should call 601-636-3445 for information about the RCIA program.
St. James M.B. No. 1
St. Paul Catholic
Services at St. James M.B. Church No. 1, 400 Adams St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Robert Hubbard, superintendent, and Walter Bell, assistant superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Communion is each second Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Willie J. White is pastor.
St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., will celebrate the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is at 5 p.m. Saturdays. Vigil Mass is at 5:30 tonight, and Sunday Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Rosary Saturdays are at 5 p.m. before Mass. Daily Mass is at 7 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. Friday is First Friday with Mass and Anointing of the Sick at 7 a.m., followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 7 p.m. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults classes continues Wednesday. Call Monsignor Patrick Farrell or Lynne Abraham, 601-636-0140.
St. George Orthodox
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. Worship begins at 11. Evening service begins at 7 with YPWW Bible study. 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 and youth service each first Friday; YWCC each third Friday; and choir rehearsal each second and fourth Friday at 8 p.m. One Hour of Prayer is at 8 a.m. Saturdays. Elder Douglas Anderson is pastor. On Oct. 9, the pastor’s appreciation service begins at noon. For transportation, call 601638-0389.
St. Luke Community Services at St. Luke Community Baptist Church, 707 Pierce St., begin at 11:15 a.m. with worship each first, second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Monday before the second and fourth Sunday. The Rev. Billy Bennett Jr. is pastor.
St. Mark Free Will Services at St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church, 2606 Hannah St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Denton III, is superintendent. The Lord’s Supper is observed each fourth Sunday at 11 a.m. Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with Willie Williams, deacon and instructor.
St. Mary’s Catholic St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1512 Main St., will celebrate the 27th Sunday of Ordinary
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. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second Sunday with Communion being observed. Theresa Williams is church musician. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Monday. Each second Saturday choir rehearsal is at noon. Ushers ministry meeting is at 1:30. Pastor aide ministry is at 2:30. Dr. Michael R. Reed Sr. is pastor.
Second Union M.B. Services at Second Union M.B. Church, 18074 Old Port Gibson Road, Utica, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school led by George Martin III, superintendent. Communion is each first Sunday at 11. Claudia Herrington is musican. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Each first Saturday, choir rehearsal begins at noon. Usher board meets at 2 p.m. Dr. Michael R. Reed Sr. is pastor.
the first Sunday. Richard Johnson is pastor.
Shiloh Baptist Services at Shiloh Baptist Church, 920 Meadow St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Jones is superintendent. Covenant begins at 10:45 a.m. each second Sunday. Communion service begins at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. On Tuesday, Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Dr. Willie Jones, pastor, is the instructor. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. Tuesday after the second Sunday.
Southside Baptist Services at Southside Baptist Church, 95 Baptist Drive, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Greg Clemts, pastor. Andrew Clemts, interim song director, and Jim Bowman, instrumentalist, will lead the music. Adult choir practice is at 4 p.m. Bible study is at 5, followed by worship at 6. Midweek prayer services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and Bible study/prayer service is at 7 p.m. Call 601-631-0047. Visit www.southsidebcvicksburg.com.
Springhill M.B. Services at Springhill M.B. Church, Grand Gulf Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Sunday school begins at 10 each first and third Sunday. Communion services begin at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday before the first and third Sunday. The Rev. Joseph L. Brown is pastor.
Standfield New Life Services at Standfield New Life Christian Church, 1404 Lane St., are at 8 and 10:30 a.m. New membership orientation begins at 2 p.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. Angel Food orders are taken monthly; call 601-638-5380.
Temple of Empowerment Services at the Temple of Empowerment, 707 Pierce St., begin at 9 a.m. with worship. Communion is each first Sunday. Women’s Sunday is each third and fifth Sunday. Youth Sunday is each fourth Sunday. On Wednesday, Intercessory prayer begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by Bible study at 7. G. Tyrone Haggard is pastor and founder. Call 601-636-0438. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travelers Rest Baptist
Services at Shady Grove Baptist Church, 61 Shady Grove Circle, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 each first and fourth Sunday. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Adult choir practice begins at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the first and fourth Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal begins at noon each Saturday before
Services at Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Ave., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Music is by United Voices of Worship. Baptism is at 10 a.m. each first Sunday. The deacons ministry meets at 7:30 p.m. each second Monday. The missionary ministry meets at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. The ushers and wellness ministries meet after services each third Sunday. Men of Purpose rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday. Youth tutorial meets at 7 each Tuesday night. Boy Scouts meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Bible study/prayer is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Midweek Bible study/ prayer begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Perfect Praise
Whitten, who is white, is the pastor of Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, Fla., and Singletary, who is black, led the 50-member Mission of Life church in Tampa. Whitten said he approached Singletary with the idea of starting a multiethnic church. “If we’re going to change
our culture, they’ve got to see it,” Whitten recalled telling him at the time. From that conversation was born Singletary’s Exciting Central Baptist, which currently has about 760 members. Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy attends, and late NFL Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon was
Shady Grove Baptist
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 Temple Services at Trinity Temple Baptist Church, 3802 Patricia St., begin at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast, followed by Sunday school at 8. Worship begins at 9. On Tuesday, prayer meeting begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible class at 6:30. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Javelin Clark is musician. Call 601-636-1636. Visit www. trinitytemplebc.org. The Rev. James C. Archer is pastor.
Triumph Services at Triumph Church, 136 Honeysuckle Lane, begin with pre-service prayer at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Worship is at 8:30 and 10:30 with the sanctuary choir presenting praise and worship under the direction of Landy Maughon. Mike Fields, pastor, will bring the message. The service at 10:30 will be streaming live on www.triumphchurchvicksburg.com. Kingdom Kids Church and a teen class are available. Corporate prayer is at 6 a.m. Tuesday and at 6 p.m. Saturday. Wednesday services are as follows: Elevate Your Life classes, GENERATE student ministries and Kingdom Kids church. All begin at 6:30 p.m. Choir practice begins at 7:35. Men’s fraternity meets from 8 until 9:30 a.m. each first Saturday. A nursery is provided for ages 3 and younger.
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., followed by worship at 10. Women’s ministry is at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the administration building. Aerobics begins at 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Mass choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Thursday. Elders Bible study is at noon Friday. Usher/Helps Ministry is at 4 p.m. each fourth Saturday. For transportation, call 601218-1319, 601-638-8135 or 601638-8108. The Rev. Dexter Jones is pastor.
Wayside Baptist Services at Wayside Baptist Church, 6151 Jeff Davis Road, begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Worship is at 11 with Jason Wooley. Evening worship is at 6. On Wednesday, prayer meeting/Bible study is at 7 p.m. A nursery is provided Sunday mornings. Revival is set for Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and continues Monday through Wednesday night at 7 with James Messer delivering the message. Jack Hollingsworth will lead the music.
Westminster Services at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Joey Wright, preaching, assisted by Elder Terry Warren. Youth and Kid’s Club meet at 5 p.m. Evening worship is at 6. Dr. Gordon
Sluis will lead. Mary Claire Allison is choir director. Dr. Gwen Reiber is the organist. Hannah meets at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, Bells begins at 5:15 p.m. Choir is at 6. Prayer/ Bible study is at 7:15. WELLSPRING meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
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. Choir practice begins at 5 p.m. On Wednesday, old-time prayer meeting and youth ministries are at 6:30 p.m. A nursery is provided.
Woodlawn Baptist Services at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 2310 Culkin Road, begin at 9:40 a.m. with Sunday school, 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, following Sunday school. Morning services are at 11 on WBBV-101.3-FM or www. woodlawnbc.com. Evening worship and youth Bible study and children’s Awana are at 5:45. The Lord’s Supper will be observed during the evening service. On Wednesday, early service begins at 10 a.m. Family activities begin with supper at 5 p.m. Reservation deadline is noon on Tuesday. Children’s missions and music are at 5:40. Youth Underground Connections meet at 5:30. Worship is at 6. The sanctuary choir will practice at 7:10. Call 601-636-5320.
The Word Church Services at The Word Church of Vicksburg, 1201 Grove St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11:30. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for one hour of Power Prayer. Call 601-807-3776. Apostle Oscar L. Davis is pastor.
Word of Faith Christian Services at Word of Faith Christian Center, 3525 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:30. Children’s church and a nursery are provided for all services. On Wednesday, services and Glorify God youth ministry begin at 6:30 p.m. Corporate prayer is at 10:15 a.m. Sunday and at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Reginald L. Walker is pastor. Bishop Keith A. Butler is founder. Call 601-638-2500.
Zion Travelers M.B. Services at Zion Travelers M.B. Church, 1701 Poplar St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Minister Virginia Houston is superintendent. Deacon Eddie James Lee is assistant superintendent. The following are at 11 a.m. — Communion each first Sunday; worship each second and fourth Sunday; women’s ministry each third Sunday; and youth ministry is each fifth Sunday. Choir practice begins at 6 p.m. Monday after the second and fourth Sunday and Thursday after the first and third Sunday. Intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Prayer meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Bible study is at 6. Alfred E. Lassiter Jr. is pastor.
Continued from Page B1. ping. Now, the two regularly preach at each other’s church and their congregations come together for those occasions. Catt, Simmons and their mixed congregation are featured in a new movie “Courageous,” produced by Sherwood Baptist. The church was also behind the success-
ful movie “Fireproof,” which grossed $33.4 million at the box office. “We learn from each other,” Simmons said of the two churches. “We mutually support and encourage each other.” Pastors Ken Whitten and Jeffery Singletary have a similar practice.
a member. For one of Selmon’s recent funeral services, Whitten allowed the service to be held at his nearly 10,000member church and Singletary preached the eulogy, an example of how the two pastors also switch pulpits and merge their congregations. Singletary says such a
practice “aligns with the heart of the Lord.” “When we look at Scripture, God’s heart is on the nation; people of every tongue, of every tribe of every kindred,” he said. “We serve a Baskin-Robbins kind of a God; a God of 32 flavors or more.”
Millsaps at Sewanee / 1 p.m. Southern at Miss. Valley St. / 2 p.m. Ouachita Baptist at Delta St. / 6 p.m.
Ole Miss at Fresno State
Rice at Southern Miss
8:15 p.m. TV: ESPN2 Radio: 1490 AM
11 a.m. ESPN - Texas A&M vs. Arkansas 11 a.m. ESPNU - Penn State at Indiana 11 a.m. CBS College Sports - Tulane at Army 11:21 a.m. WJTV - Kentucky at LSU 1:30 p.m. Versus - Nevada at Boise State 2:30 p.m. CBS - Auburn at South Carolina 5 p.m. ESPN2 - Clemson at Virginia Tech 7 p.m. ESPN - Notre Dame at Purdue 7 p.m. ABC - Nebraska at Wisconsin 7 p.m. CBS - Alabama at Florida Complete schedule/C2
Belhaven at Bethel / 6:30 p.m. Alcorn St. at Alabama St. / 7 p.m.
6:30 p.m. TV: CSS Radio: 105.1 FM
Mississippi State at Georgia 11 a.m. TV: FSN Radio: 105.5 FM
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SPORTS Sat ur day, oc tober 1, 2011 • SE C TI O N C PUZZLES C5 | CLASSIFIEDS C6
Steve Wilson, sports editor | E-mail: email@example.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 142
Green Wave washes away Flashes
MLB on TV 1 p.m. TBS - Arizona at Milwaukee, NLDS Game 1 4 p.m. TBS - St. Louis at Philadelphia, NLDS Game 1 6 p.m. TNT - Tampa Bay at Texas, ALDS Game 2 7:30 p.m. TBS - Detroit at N.Y. Yankees, ALDS Game 2 MLB roundup/C2
By Ernest Bowker firstname.lastname@example.org
On TV 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 - The Nationwide Series hits the Monster Mile of Dover for the OneMain Financial 200.
Who’s hot KOUREY DAVIS
Warren Central wide receiver caught five passes for 216 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-34 win over Greenville-Weston on Friday.
Sidelines Red Sox part ways with Francona
BOSTON (AP) — The Terry Francona era is over in Boston. In a joint statement released on Friday, the Red Sox announced they will not pick up the option on Francona’s contract in the wake of the team’s September collapse. Owners John Henry, Tom Werner, and Larry Lucchino acknowledged a change was needed, and thanked Francona, who led the franchise to two world titles. “Tito said that after eight years here he was frustrated by his difficulty making an impact with the players, that a different voice was needed, and that it was time for him to move on,” the statement said. “After taking time to reflect on Tito’s sentiments, we agreed that it was best for the Red Sox not to exercise the option years.” The press release ended a whirlwind day at Fenway Park that saw all of the principle parties shuttle in and out of the facility several times. Francona was in the building three different times. Boston missed the playoffs despite leading the AL wildcard race by nine gameson Sept. 4.
LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 8-7-8 La. Pick 4: 6-0-7-5 Weekly results: C2
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Warren Central’s Conner Hughey (43) and Kourey Davis (6) tackle Greenville-Weston’s Diguan Davis (13) during
Friday’s game at Viking Stadium. Davis had 216 receiving yards and a game-clinching interception in a 35-34 win.
Vikings win a thriller
Kourey Davis-Chase Ladd connection goes for four TDs in victory By Steve Wilson email@example.com Kourey Davis and Chase Ladd made homecoming a Friday night to remember for Warren Central. Davis caught five passes for 216 yards and four touchdowns and Ladd added another TD toss, a 28-yard screen pass to Given Breckenridge, to give the Vikings their first victory of the season, 35-34, over Greenville-Weston. None of them were bigger in the fourth quarter with the Vikings down 34-28. Andrew King recovered a Greenville-Weston fumbled snap on the WC 41-yard line. Behind the arm of Ladd and the legs of Breckenridge, the Vikings methodically drove down the field. The biggest play was
Warren Central 35, Greenville-Weston 34 The records: WC (1-5, 1-1 Region 2-6A); GreenvilleWeston (1-5, 0-2) The skinny: WC’s Kourey Davis catches five passes for 216 and four TDs Up next: WC at Murrah to Patrick Varnado, who dropped four passes last week in a loss to Northwest Rankin. Ladd hit him for a 20-yard connection, setting up first and goal at the Greenville 10-yard line. On the next play, Ladd hit Davis on a 10-yard fade route in the back corner of the end zone for the tying score and Devon Bell’s perfect PAT gave WC the lead. On the final Hornet series, Davis finished off the victory
with a leaping interception of Leonard Stevenson. Early in the game, it looked like the Vikings (1-5, 1-1) were headed to an easy victory. On the first play from scrimmage, Ladd found Davis isolated in man coverage for a 72-yard TD connection. “We wanted to come out in attack mode,” WC coach Josh Morgan said. “I think we set the tone there with that play.” After the Hornets cut the lead to one on Donald Jackson’s 8-yard run, the Vikings were able to mix up the pass and the run effectively, capping a tidy 75-yard march with a 28-yard Ladd toss on a middle screen to Breckenridge to put WC out front, 14-6. WC took advantage of
man coverage down the field again. Ladd hit Davis in stride for a 64-yard hookup to give WC a commanding 21-6 advantage. But Stevenson hit a pair of big connections and the pounding running game of the Hornets churned up the yardage. Greg Foster capped the drive with an 18-yard run, cutting the lead to 21-14 after he ran in the two-point conversion. Right before the half, the Hornets got a big pass connection of their own, as Stevenson hit Jimmy Goodman for a 60-yard pass play. Terrell Williams completed the drive with a 2-yard plunge, cutting the lead to 21-20. Greenville-Weston got its first lead of the game as Foster rumbled in from 8 See WC, Page C3.
NATCHEZ — The few plays that separated St. Aloysius and Cathedral, combined, might have added up to a few yards. That was little consolation to the Flashes, who were a mile behind on the scoreboard. Caleb Upton threw two touchdown passes, J.D. Ealey rushed for 155 yards and two scores, and Cathedral shut out St. Al on Friday night, 28-0. Carlton Campbell rushed for 118 yards on 24 carries for St. Al, but it was a long string of mistakes that proved to be its undoing. St. Al (1-6, 1-4 Region 4-1A) failed to score twice after having first and goal, and turned the ball over twice inside the Cathedral 25-yard line. Two costly turnovers in the first half gave Cathedral great field position and led to easy scores. “We got inside the 5 twice and got nothing. We can’t seem to put it together,” St. Al coach B.J. Smithhart said. “We score there on the first one, and then before the half and we’ve got a different ballgame.” St. Al’s long night began on its first possession. See St. Al, Page C3.
Cathedral 28, St. Aloysius 0 Records: St. Aloysius (1-6, 1-4 Region 4-1A); Cathedral (6-0, 4-0) The skinny: Two goal line stands, two big turnovers lead to long night for Flashes Up next: St. Al at Resurrection, Oct. 8
Cooksey, Stamps smash records in loss By Jeff Byrd firstname.lastname@example.org Northwest Rankin coach Pete Hurt has actually seen a game like what happened Friday night at Memorial Stadium before. Actually, two of them. But it was in college, when he coached at Samford University. And the quarterbacks would both become NFL stars, Alcorn State’s Steve McNair and Central Florida’s Daunte Culpepper. This game, however, was a high school game and never has there been one like it in Warren County. Vicksburg quarterback Cameron Cooksey and wide receiver A.J. Stamps smashed several Warren County single-game records in a heart-breaking
Northwest Rankin 42, Vicksburg 40 Records: Vicksburg (2-4, 0-2 Region 2-6A), Northwest Rankin (6-0, 2-0) The skinny: Cameron Cooksey and A.J. Stamps smash single-game records for passing and receiving in a loss to NW Rankin Next week: Vicksburg at Greenville-Weston 42-40 loss to unbeaten Northwest Rankin (6-0, 2-0 Region 2-6A). Cooksey’s 67th pass of the game found a diving Stamps in the end zone for a 41-yard touchdown with one second left in the game to make it 42-40. The try for two went awry when Cooksey’s pass to
Lamar Anthony was broken up and the Cougars escaped. Hurt could only shake his head, and be thankful his team is still unbeaten. “The last time I saw this, the guys doing it to me were Steve McNair and Daunte Culpepper,” Hurt said. “I knew Vicksburg’s quarterback could throw it and he did.” Did he ever. Cooksey completed a single-game record 48 passes out of 67 attempts for a mind-boggling 581 yards and six touchdowns. The six TD passes ties his record from a loss to Tylertown. Everything else breaks a record. Cooksey said the Gators (2-4, 0-2) were a totally differSee VHS, Page C3.
Paul Barry•The Vicksburg Post
Vicksburg wide receiver A. J. Stamps runs away from Northwest Rankin defender Bobby Fatherree.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUTO RACING 11 a.m. Speed - NASCAR, Nationwide Series, qualifying for OneMain Financial 200, at Dover, Del. 12:30 p.m. Speed - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, qualifying for AAA 400, at Dover, Del. 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 - NASCAR, Nationwide Series, OneMain Financial 200 5 p.m. Speed - NASCAR, Truck Series, qualifying for Kentucky 225, at Sparta, Ky. (tape) 5 p.m. Versus - IRL, IndyCar, qualifying for Kentucky Indy 300 7 p.m. Speed - NASCAR, Truck Series, Kentucky 225 1 a.m. Speed - MotoGP World Championship, at Motegi, Japan BOXING 9 p.m. HBO - Middleweights, Andy Lee (26-1-0) vs. Brian Vera (19-5-0); middleweights, Sergio Martinez (47-2-2) vs. Darren Barker (23-0-0) GOLF 7:30 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Links Championship 3 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open 6:30 p.m. TGC - Champions Tour, SAS Championship (tape) 2 a.m. ESPN2 - Asian Amateur Championship MLB PLAYOFFS 1 p.m. TBS - Arizona at Milwaukee, NLDS Game 1 4 p.m. TBS - St. Louis at Philadelphia, NLDS Game 1 6 p.m. TNT - Tampa Bay at Texas, ALDS Game 2 7:30 p.m. TBS - Detroit at New York Yankees, ALDS Game 2 SOCCER 6:30 a.m. ESPN2 - Premier League, Everton at Liverpool
from staff & AP reports
Baseball Yanks, Tigers stalled by rain NEW YORK — The rainy season rolls on. The playoff opener between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees was suspended because of rain in the second inning Friday night, wiping out the ace of each pitching staff for a few days. Justin Verlander started for Detroit against CC Sabathia in a highly anticipated matchup between two of the game’s best pitchers. The score was tied at 1 in the middle of the second inning when play was halted. According to a rule adopted by Major League Baseball after rain and snow wreaked havoc with the 2008 World Series, the game is not postponed. So it will pick up tonight at the point of suspension — weather permitting — with the Yankees coming to bat in the second inning. The forecast calls for rain through late Saturday night.
Rays bash Rangers in ALDS opener ARLINGTON, Texas — Matt Moore went to the mound as the ultimate wild card. Seven innings later, he walked off as a postseason ace. Making only his second major league start, the 22-year-old rookie pitched two-hit ball and left with a huge lead Friday as the improbable Tampa Bay Rays opened the real playoffs with a 9-0 victory over the defending AL champion Texas Rangers. “You can’t be more impressed,” Rays manager Joe Maddon said.
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct. 1 1903 — The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Pilgrims 7-3 in the first World Series game. Jimmy Sebring hits the first Series homer, Deacon Phillippe is the winning pitcher and Cy Young the loser. 1961 — Roger Maris hits his 61st home run of the season, against Tracy Stallard of the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. The blow gives New York a 1-0 victory and eclipses Babe Ruth’s 34-year-old single-season home run record. 1975 — In the “Thrilla in Manila,” Muhammad Ali beats Joe Frazier in 14 rounds to retain his world heavyweight title. 1977 — 75,646 fans come to the Meadowlands to see soccer great Pele play his farewell game. Pele plays the first half with the New York Cosmos and the second half with his former team, Santos of Brazil.
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scoreboard prep football Mississippi Prep Scores Aberdeen 40, Mantachie 0 Ackerman 35, East Webster 19 Amite School 47, Union Christian Academy, La. 0 Amory 49, Tishomingo County 15 Bassfield 13, East Marion 7 Benton Aca. 22, Humphreys Aca. 16 Biloxi 57, George County 27 Bogue Chitto 39, Salem 14 Booneville 56, Alcorn Central 0 Brandon 35, Forest Hill 6 Briarfield, La. 60, Veritas School 28 Brookhaven 13, McComb 12 Brookhaven Aca. 31, Oak Forest, La. 19 Bruce 49, Walnut 13 Calhoun Aca. 50, Delta Aca. 28 Calhoun City 26, Baldwyn 7 Carroll Aca. 27, ICCE 26 Cathedral 28, St. Aloysius 0 Center Hill 24, Lake Cormorant 21 Central Academy 16, Russell Christian Academy 14 Clarksdale 34, Saltillo 3 Clinton 44, Jackson Jim Hill 20 Columbia Aca. 29, Wayne Aca. 26 Corinth 21, Itawamba 20 D’Iberville 36, Ocean Springs 35, 2OT East Iberville, La. 40, West Lincoln 6 East Rankin Aca. 44, Canton Aca. 13 East Side 20, Leland 7 Eupora 52, J.Z. George 0 Falkner 33, Biggersville 6 Florence 49, Richland 7 Forest 44, Raleigh 13 Franklin Co. 22, Wilkinson County 18 Greenwood 30, Humphreys 0 Gulfport 50, Harrison Central 14 Hamilton 54, Williams-Sullivan 12 Hazlehurst 33, Prentiss 0 Heritage Aca. 56, Magnolia Heights 21 Hollandale Simmons 52, Riverside 6 Holly Springs 19, Ripley 13 Horn Lake 37, DeSoto Central 6 Jackson Aca. 49, Clarksdale Lee Aca. 12 Jackson Prep 44, Presbyterian Christian 20 Kemper Aca. 28, Hebron Christian 26 Kemper County 50, Southeast Lauderdale 30 Kossuth 20, Belmont 7 Lafayette 42, Lewisburg 0 Lake 39, Pisgah 21 Lamar School 49, Newton Co. Aca. 12 Laurel 42, West Lauderdale 21 Leake Aca. 35, Oak Hill Aca. 6 Leake Central 20, Caledonia 6 Louisville 26, Houston 23 Madison Central 27, Murrah 7 Madison St. Joseph 45, Loyd Star 13 Madison-Ridgeland Aca. 44, Scott Central 0 McClain 14, LeFlore County 12 Meridian 14, Hattiesburg 6 Montgomery County 64, McAdams 9 Morton 21, McLaurin 7 Natchez 13, Terry 7 Neshoba Central 34, Callaway 28 Nettleton 34, South Pontotoc 7 New Albany 13, Senatobia 12 New Hope 43, Oxford 22 North Delta 44, Marshall Aca. 32 North Pike 19, Lawrence County 14 North Pontotoc 34, Rosa Fort 18 Noxapater 49, West Lowndes 0 Noxubee County 33, Kosciusko 0 O’Bannon 44, Marshall 22 Okolona 48, Hatley 14 Olive Branch 24, South Panola 6 Palmer 22, North Panola 0 Parklane Aca. 44, Hillcrest Christian 0 Pearl 35, South Jones 7 Pelahatchie 35, Ethel 0 Philadelphia 60, Newton 28 Picayune 38, Gautier 31 Potts Camp 36, Middleton, Tenn. 0 Puckett 74, Enterprise Lincoln 29 Ray Brooks 34, French Camp 12 Ridgeland 42, Lanier 6 Seminary 57, Pass Christian 40 Shannon 35, Pontotoc 7 Sharkey-Issaquena Aca. 64, North Sunflower Aca. 24 Shaw 20, Durant 14 Simpson Aca. 34, Winston Aca. 13 Southaven 35, Columbus 7 St. Andrew’s 31, Bailey 6 St. Martin 35, Hancock 28 Starkville 38, Provine 7 Starkville Aca. 34, Copiah Aca. 26 Tensas Aca., La. 36, Clinton Christian Aca. 32 Thrasher 33, Houlka 6 Tri-County Aca. 48, Porter’s Chapel Aca. 0 Trinity Episcopal 28, Central Private, La. 0 Tunica Academy 41, Deer Creek School 6 Tupelo 27, Grenada 21 Union 40, South Leake 18 Union County 56, Benton County 12 Velma Jackson 60, Ruleville 0 Warren Central 35, Greenville-Weston 34 Washington School 16, Pillow Aca. 12 Water Valley 21, Mooreville 20, OT Wayne County 59, Wingfield 0 West Jones 33, Stone County 7 West Marion 44, Collins 24 West Point 33, Hernando 22 Wilkinson County Christian Academy 48, Heidelberg Academy 0
Louisiana Prep Scores Acadiana 38, Sulphur 14 Albany 65, St. Helena Central 42 Amite 35, Franklinton 0 Amite School, Miss. 47, Union Christian Academy 0 Arcadia 12, Lakeside 7 Assumption 48, St. James 21 Avoyelles 40, Tioga 14 B.T. Washington 36, Green Oaks 28 Baker 55, Vidalia 0 Basile 24, Hanson Memorial 19 Baton Rouge Episcopal 35, Many 14 Belaire 26, Istrouma 14 Belle Chasse 53, Vandebilt Catholic 24 Benton 21, Southwood 0 Bonnabel 47, John McDonogh 0 Bossier 42, Shreveport Northwood 0 Breaux Bridge 49, Woodlawn (BR) 42 Briarfield 60, Veritas School, Miss. 28 Brookhaven Aca., Miss. 31, Oak Forest 19 Caldwell 45, Jonesboro-Hodge 6 Calvary Baptist Academy 43, Redemptorist 15 Captain Shreve 25, Woodlawn (SH) 24 Carencro 65, Sam Houston 0 Cecilia 32, St. Louis 20 Cedar Creek 48, Delhi 12 Cenla Christian Academy 53, Riverdale Academy 0 Central Catholic 48, Ascension Catholic 6 Chalmette 34, Easton 14 Christian Life Academy 42, Ascension Christian School 19 Church Point 37, Erath 2 Country Day 43, Haynes Academy 7 Crescent City Christian 38, Houma Christian 24 Delcambre 35, Ascension Episcopal 0 DeQuincy 35, Pickering 16 Donaldsonville 56, Block 0 Dutchtown 28, Destrehan 7 E.D. White 17, Central Lafourche 16 East Ascension 42, Denham Springs 33 East Iberville 40, West Lincoln, Miss. 6 East St. John 42, Capitol Academy 0 Elton 14, Bunkie 0 Eunice 41, Beau Chene 33 Farmerville 42, Wossman 24 Fisher 25, Lusher 0 Fontainebleau 3, Ponchatoula 0 Franklin Parish 42, Alexandria 6 Glenbrook 40, Tallulah 12 Hahnville 57, McDonogh ‥35 38 Haughton 42, Fair Park 12 Homer 42, Springhill 27 Huntington 34, Peabody 22 Independence 54, Reed 6 Iowa 47, Bolton 28 Jennings 31, Ferriday 19 Jesuit 41, John Ehret 20 John Curtis Christian 48, Riverside Academy 0 Kaplan 41, Abbeville 20 Karr 48, Miller-McCoy 2
football on TV Kinder 27, Vinton 0 L.B. Landry 28, Madison Prep 12 Lafayette 17, Comeaux 0 Lake Arthur 36, East Beauregard 14 Lake Providence 18, Madison 12 Livonia 26, Brusly 20, 3OT Loranger 20, St. Thomas Aquinas 17 Loreauville 61, Hamilton Christian Academy 16 Lutcher 42, Broadmoor 14 Mangham 49, Grambling 18 Merryville 36, Montgomery 6 Morgan City 21, Pearl River 20 Natchitoches 35, Haynesville 8 Neville 41, Airline 14 New Iberia Catholic 16, Notre Dame 7 Newman 29, G.W. Carver 20 North Caddo 51, Lakeview 14 North Vermilion 37, Franklin 20 Northeast 51, Varnado 25 Northlake Christian 42, Ellender 26 Northside 29, LaGrange 13 O.P. Walker 44, West St. John 6 Oakdale 34, Jena 14 Oberlin 18, Iota 14 Ouachita Christian 42, Delhi Charter 0 Parkview Baptist 47, Baton Rouge Catholic 20 Parkway 54, Loyola College Prep 14 Patterson 59, Berwick 7 Pine 14, Mount Hermon 6 Pineville 28, Marksville 13 Plain Dealing 28, Red River 22 Plaquemine 22, Tara 6 Pope John Paul II 21, De La Salle 14 Port Allen 27, White Castle 6 Rayne 28, South Beauregard 26 Rayville 34, Bastrop 32 Richwood 41, Mansfield 7 River Oaks 35, Prairie View 6 Riverdale 48, Thomas Jefferson 7 Ruston 45, Minden 14 Saint Paul’s 48, Mandeville 14 Salmen 9, East Feliciana 7 Scotlandville 27, McKinley 26 South Lafourche 38, Terrebonne 3 Springfield 31, King 14 St. Amant 35, Central 14 St. Charles Catholic 49, Jeanerette 0 St. Edmund Catholic 50, False River Academy 0 St. Frederick Catholic 14, Tensas 0 St. John 50, Kentwood 48 St. Martin’s 34, Ecole Classique 0 St. Martinville 43, Opelousas 27 St. Michael 24, Sumner 10 St. Thomas More 39, Barbe 36 Tensas Aca. 36, Clinton Christian Aca., Miss. 32 Teurlings Catholic 55, Crowley 20 Thibodaux 40, H.L. Bourgeois 20 Trinity Episcopal, Miss. 28, Central Private 0 University 37, Live Oak 6 Vermilion Catholic 53, Dunham 20 Ville Platte 40, Port Barre 32 Walker 21, West St. Mary 19 Washington-Marion 40, Leesville 27 Welsh 43, Rosepine 0 West Jefferson 48, Hammond 21 West Monroe 47, Carroll 7 West Ouachita 45, Grant 6 Westgate 31, New Iberia 14 Westlake 22, DeRidder 21 Westminster Christian 42, Pointe Coupee Central 12 Winnfield 35, North DeSoto 20
CATHEDRAL 28, ST. ALOYSIUS 0
St. Aloysius Cathedral
0 0 0 0 — 0 7 14 7 0 — 28 First quarter CHS - J.D. Ealey 17 run (Lee Fairbanks kick) Second quarter CHS - Ealey 6 run (Fairbanks kick) CHS - Carl Hammitte 18 pass from Caleb Upton (Fairbanks kick) Third quarter CHS - Kyle Bradley 18 pass from Upton (Fairbanks kick)
WARREN CENTRAL 35, GREENVILLE 34
14 6 7 6 —34 21 0 7 7 —35 First quarter WC - Kourey Davis 72 pass from Chase Ladd (Devon Bell kick). GW - Donald Jackson 8 run (kick failed) WC - Given Breckenridge 28 pass from Ladd (Bell kick) WC - Davis 64 pass from Ladd (Bell kick) GW - Greg Foster 18 run (Foster run) Second quarter GW - Terrell Williams 2 run (run failed) Third quarter GW - Foster 7 run (run failed). WC - Davis 70 pass from Ladd (Bell kick) Fourth Quarter GW - Williams 4 run (Leonard Stevenson pass). WC - Davis 10 pass from Ladd (Bell kick).
NORTHWEST RANKIN 42, VICKSBURG 40
Northwest Rankin 14 14 7 7 —42 Vicksburg 6 14 7 13 —40 First quarter NW-Ramone Nash 9 run (Morgan Rhodes kick) NW-Hayden Wilson 48 pass from Reid Humphreys (Rhodes kick) V-A.J. Stamps 10 pass from Cameron Cooksey (kick failed) Second quarter NW - Michael Morganti 1 run (Rhodes kick) V-Stamps 45 pass from Cooksey (Garrett Watson kick) NW-Rodgerick Bryant 43 run (Rhodes kick) V-Stamps 7 pass from Cooksey (Watson kick) Third quarter NW-Nash 74 run (Rhodes kick) V-Stamps 9 pass from Cooksey (Watson kick) Fourth quarter NW-Nash 6 run (Rhodes kick) V-Lamar Anthony 7 pass from Cooksey (Watson kick) V-Stamps 41 pass from Cooksey (pass failed)
DEXTER 34, HINDS AHS 8
Hinds AHS Dexter
0 8 0 0 — 8 14 12 8 0 – 34 Second quarter H- Ladarion Robinson 8 run (Reginald Warnsley run)
college football Top 25 Schedule
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Today’s Games 1 LSU vs. Kentucky, 11:21 a.m. 2 Oklahoma vs. Ball St., 6 p.m. 3 Alabama at No. 12 Florida, 7 p.m. 4 Boise St. vs. Nevada, 1:30 p.m. 6 Stanford vs. UCLA, 9:30 p.m. 7 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 Nebraska, 7 p.m. 10 South Carolina vs. Auburn, 2:30 p.m. 11 Virginia Tech vs. No. 13 Clemson, 5 p.m. 14 Texas A&M vs. No. 18 Arkansas, 11 a.m. 15 Baylor at Kansas St., 2:30 p.m. 17 Texas at Iowa St., 6 p.m. 19 Michigan vs. Minnesota, 11 a.m.
COLLEGE today 11 a.m. FSN - Mississippi State at Georgia 11 a.m. ESPN - Texas A&M vs. Arkansas 11 a.m. ESPN2 - Northwestern at Illinois 11 a.m. ESPNU - Penn State at Indiana 11 a.m. Big Ten - Minnesota at Michigan 11 a.m. CBS College Sports - Tulane at Army 11:21 a.m. WJTV - Kentucky at LSU 1:30 p.m. Versus - Nevada at Boise State 2:30 p.m. ESPNU - Bethune-Cookman at Miami 2:30 p.m. CBS College Sports - SMU at TCU 2:30 p.m. FSN - Arizona at Southern California 2:30 p.m. CBS - Auburn at South Carolina 2:30 p.m. ABC - Baylor at Kansas State 2:30 p.m. ESPN - Michigan State at Ohio State, or Georgia Tech at North Carolina State 5 p.m. ESPN2 - Clemson at Virginia Tech 6 p.m. ESPNU - Duke at Florida International 6 p.m. FSN - Washington at Utah 6 p.m. FX - Texas at Iowa State 7 p.m. ESPN - Notre Dame at Purdue 7 p.m. ABC - Nebraska at Wisconsin 7 p.m. CBS - Alabama at Florida 8:15 p.m. ESPN2 - Ole Miss at Fresno State 9:30 p.m. FSN - UCLA at Stanford
NFL SUNDAY Noon Fox - New Orleans at Jacksonville Noon CBS - Pittsburgh at Houston 3:15 p.m. CBS - Denver at Green Bay 7:15 p.m. NBC - New York Jets at Baltimore MONDAY 7:30 p.m. ESPN - Indianapolis at Tampa Bay
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TCU vs. SMU, 2:30 p.m. Ga. Tech at North Carolina St., 2:30 p.m. West Virginia vs. Bowling Green, 2:30 p.m. Illinois vs. Northwestern, 11 a.m. Arizona St. vs. Oregon St., 9:30 p.m. ———
Mississippi college schedule
Today’s Games Mississippi St. at Georgia, 11 a.m. Millsaps at Sewanee, 1 p.m. Southern at Miss. Valley St., 2 p.m. Ouachita Baptist at Delta St., 6 p.m. Rice at Southern Miss, 6:30 p.m. Belhaven at Bethel, 6:30 p.m. Alcorn St. at Alabama St., 7 p.m. Ole Miss at Fresno St., 8:15 p.m. Open date: Mississippi College ———
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CONFERENCE USA East Division
All Games W L 1 2 1 3 2 2 3 1 1 3 0 3
Conference All Games W L W L SMU...............................2 0 3 1 Tulsa..............................1 0 1 3 Houston.........................1 0 5 0 Tulane............................1 1 2 2 Rice...............................0 0 1 2 UTEP.............................0 2 2 3 Today’s Games Tulane at Army, 11 a.m. SMU at TCU, 2:30 p.m. Marshall at Louisville, 2:30 p.m. UAB at Troy, 6 p.m. Memphis at Middle Tennessee, 6 p.m. North Texas at Tulsa, 6 p.m. Rice at Southern Miss, 6:30 p.m. North Carolina at East Carolina, 7 p.m.
Conference W L Alabama St....................3 0 Jackson St...................3 1 Alabama A&M...............1 1 Alcorn St......................1 3 MVSU............................0 3
All Games W L 3 1 4 1 2 2 1 3 0 4
Conference W L Ark-Pine Bluff................2 0 Prairie View...................2 1 Texas Southern.............1 2 Southern U....................1 1
Southern at Mississippi Valley St., 2 p.m. Grambling St. vs. Prairie View, at Dallas, 6 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Alabama A&M, 6 p.m. Alcorn St. at Alabama St., 7 p.m.
(Best-of-5; x-if necessary) All games televised by TBS
SWAC Eastern Division
Conference All Games W L W L Alabama........................1 0 4 0 LSU................................1 0 4 0 Auburn...........................1 0 3 1 Arkansas........................0 1 3 1 Mississippi St..............0 2 2 2 Ole Miss.......................0 2 1 3 Today’s Games Arkansas vs. Texas A&M, 11 a.m. Mississippi St. at Georgia, 11 a.m. Kentucky at LSU, 11:20 a.m. Buffalo at Tennessee, 11:30 a.m. Auburn at South Carolina, 2:30 p.m. Alabama at Florida, 7 p.m. Ole Miss at Fresno St., 8:15 p.m.
Conference W L East Carolina.................1 0 Marshall.........................1 0 0 UCF...............................0 Southern Miss.............0 1 Memphis........................0 1 UAB...............................0 2
SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East
Conference W L Florida............................2 0 South Carolina..............2 0 Vanderbilt......................1 1 Georgia..........................1 1 Tennessee.....................0 1 Kentucky........................0 1
Grambling......................1 2 1 Sept. 29 Jackson St. 58, Texas Southern 13 Today’s Games
All Games W L 3 1 2 2 2 2 1 3
New York vs. Detroit Friday’s Game: Detroit 1, New York 1, 1 innings, suspended, rain Today’s Game: Detroit (Fister 11-13) at New York (Nova 16-4), 7:37 p.m., comp. of susp. game Oct. 3: New York (Garcia 12-8) at Detroit, TBA x-Oct. 4: New York at Detroit, TBA x-Oct. 6: Detroit at New York, TBA Texas vs. Tampa Bay Friday’s Game: Tampa Bay 9, Texas 0 Today’s Game: Tampa Bay (Shields 16-12) at Texas (D.Holland 16-5), 6 p.m. Oct. 3: Texas at Tampa Bay, TBA x-Oct. 4: Texas at Tampa Bay, TBA x-Oct. 6: Tampa Bay at Texas, TBA
Philadelphia vs. St. Louis Today’s Game: St. Louis (Lohse 14-8) at Philadelphia (Halladay 19-6), 4 p.m. Sunday’s Game: St. Louis (J.Garcia 13-7) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 17-8), 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4: Philadelphia at St. Louis, TBA x-Oct. 5: Philadelphia at St. Louis, TBA x-Oct. 7: St. Louis at Philadelphia, TBA Arizona vs. Milwaukee Today’s Game: Arizona (I.Kennedy 21-4) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 17-10), 1 p.m. Sunday’s Game: Arizona (D.Hudson 16-12) at Milwaukee (Marcum 13-7), 5 p.m. Oct. 4: Milwaukee at Arizona, TBA x-Oct. 5: Milwaukee at Arizona, TBA x-Oct. 7: Arizona at Milwaukee, TBA
LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-7-5 La. Pick 4: 3-2-4-0 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-4-5 La. Pick 4: 6-6-0-3 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-1-0 La. Pick 4: 9-3-6-6 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-4-9 La. Pick 4: 6-2-4-2 Easy 5: 2-7-12-13-21 La. Lotto: 3-18-20-28-29-33 Powerball: 30-41-50-51-53 Powerball: 8; Power play: 2 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-0-9 La. Pick 4: 2-1-9-9 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-7-8 La. Pick 4: 6-0-7-5 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-3-0 La. Pick 4: 2-5-2-5 Easy 5: 9-10-17-25-33 La. Lotto: 2-7-24-27-29-37 Powerball: 3-4-12-27-44 Powerball:26; Power play: 5
Saturday, October 1, 2011
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USM feeling absence of LB Williams
Both MSU, Georgia at crossroads
Rebs head west to face Fresno
By David Brandt The Associated Press
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — One year ago, Mississippi State’s win over Georgia was a turning point in each team’s season. The Southeastern Conference’s two teams with Bulldogs nicknames face a similar crossroads game today. Georgia, attempting to recover from an 0-2 start that included a home loss to SEC East rival South Carolina, is looking for its third straight win. Mississippi State, coming off a shaky offensive showing in an overtime win over Louisiana Tech, will try for its first SEC win after two losses and its first win in Athens in more than 50 years. The losing team will have little hope of being a factor in the SEC. The winner will have renewed hope of contending. Georgia tight end Aron White said last year’s 24-12 loss at Mississippi State set the pace for a 6-7 season. “Losing that game, it was really tough,” White said. “The locker room last year was probably the most pitiful scene you could think of. Everybody was just down. “We were just in a bad place. It might have been something that was a turning point in our season and that’s not something we want to have happen again. We definitely were in a rut last season and that game could have defined our season.” Mississippi State was only 1-2 last season before starting a six-game winning streak by beating Georgia. Coach Dan Mullen’s team finished 9-4 with a trip to the Gator Bowl. “We’re coming into this year’s game very similar to how we came into last year’s game,” Mullen said. “It’s an opportunity to really turn the season into a positive note, get it going in the
By The Associated Press
HATTIESBURG — If Southern Miss is going to overcome the loss of linebacker Korey Williams, it’s going to need a few more players like Jacarious Cotton. The 5-foot-9, 190-pound sophomore led the Golden Eagles with nine tackles and an interception in a 30-24 victory over Virginia last week. It was his first extended action at free safety and he filled in admirably for injured senior Kendrick Presley. Now Southern Miss is trying to find a replacement for Williams, a senior middle linebacker who leads the team with 35 tackles and three interceptions. He injured his knee against Virginia and is expected to be out indefinitely. Coach Larry Fedora said he’s too busy finding a replacement for Williams to feel sorry for his team as Southern Miss (3-1, 0-1 Conference USA) prepares to host Rice (1-2) today at M.M. Roberts Stadium. He hopes an offseason full of work will be enough to help the defense avoid a dropoff. “We just keep doing what we do,” Fedora said. “That’s a big part of what we did during spring practice — developing depth — because you know things are going to happen during the season. Guys are going to get bumps and bruises. Guys might not play a full game. I think our coaches did a good job of preparing guys. We’ll see what happens on Saturday.” Southern Miss does have some depth at linebacker. The other primary linebackers — junior Jamie Collins and senior Ronnie Thornton — have a wealth of experience.
Southern Miss linebacker Korey Williams (42) celebrates with defensive lineman Terrance Pope against Southeastern Louisiana earlier this season.
On the air Today, 6:30 p.m. Rice at Southern Miss TV: CSS Radio: 105.1 FM Seniors Jeremy Snowden and Tim Green, who have been important backups and special teams players, could see more playing time in Williams’ absence. “You’ve got to step up,” Cotton said. “Guys have to step up and play. Everybody has adversity throughout the season. My number was called last week and I stepped up.” Though Rice isn’t one of Conference USA’s traditional powers, the Owls do have a multi-faceted running scheme that will test Williams’ replacements immediately. “We’ve definitely got to stop the run this week,” Cotton said. “The quarterback seems pretty athletic, moves pretty good.” That quarterback is Taylor McHargue, who has thrown for 569 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. He’s also third on the team with 93 rushing yards.
Tri-County records WC shutout of Eagles
Mississippi State offensive lineman Quentin Saulsberry celebrates the team’s overtime win over Louisiana Tech last week.
On the air Today, 11 a.m. Mississippi State at Georgia TV: FSN Radio: 105.5 FM right direction with our first SEC win.” Mississippi State (2-2, 0-2 SEC) was impressive in scoring a combined 93 points in its first two games. Mullen’s team lost 19-6 to LSU before surviving to beat Louisiana Tech 26-20 in overtime last week. Injuries on the offensive line have slowed MSU. Guard Tobias Smith is lost for the season with a knee injury. Two freshmen — left tackle Blaine Clausell and center Dillon Day — might start today. Georgia coach Mark Richt says he still feels the pain from last year’s loss in Starkville. Georgia had an interception and touchdown catch called back due to penalties and tailback Washaun Ealey lost a fumble near the goal line. “They earned it, certainly,” said Richt of Mississippi State, which has not beaten Georgia (2-2, 1-1) in Athens since 1956. “It was a frustrating day. I’m not looking forward to another one like that.”
Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt wants his players to look closely at last year’s game against Fresno State to see what the Rebels are capable of offensively when everything is clicking. Bulldogs coach Pat Hill is using video from that same game to make sure his players don’t make the same defensive mistakes that doomed them at Ole Miss. The Rebels ran all over Fresno State last year at home, rushing for 425 yards in a 55-38 victory. With running backs Brandon Bolden and Enrique Davis slowed by injuries, Ole Miss (1-3) has rushed for 367 yards this season — with nearly half coming in their only win, against FCS Southern Illinois. “We are doing our best to give them the best plan that they can execute,” Nutt said. “Now we want them to put everything they have into it. Last year’s Fresno game — that’s the same group of offensive linemen that had 500-something yards so, come on, you’re the same guys. I know Enrique and Brandon aren’t full speed and haven’t been themselves, but we’ve got enough backs, if we execute, not to stop ourselves. That’s the main thing.” That game still haunts the Bulldogs (2-2), who gave up four runs of at least 50 yards to blow a chance to beat a team from the Southeastern Conference. Now they get a shot to do it at home. “For us to be successful against Mississippi, we’ll have to limit the big plays,” Hill said. “Last year, we played very sound against them except for about seven plays, which were huge gainers. They run
Ole Miss’ Donte Moncrief makes a touchdown catch last week against Georgia. The Rebels will play Fresno State tonight.
On the air Today, 8:15 p.m. Ole Miss at Fresno State TV: ESPN2 Radio: 1490 AM a lot of trick plays and plays of that nature. They’ve got some very good athletes so we’ll have to limit the big-play possibility and we’ll have to stop the run.” This game is a big opportunity for the Bulldogs, who have never before hosted a team from the SEC. While Fresno State has beaten teams from the Pac-12, Big Ten, Big 12 and Big East at home during Hill’s tenure, this is its first shot at toppling a team from the conference that has produced the last five national champions. “We’ve also had to pay our dues by playing a lot of road games to get these games,” Hill said. “We’ve paid unbelievable dues to get these games. Now we’re starting to get some return games coming back to Fresno. It’s great to have them coming to town and it’s a chance for our people to see what Southeastern Conference football players and teams look like from a size and speed standpoint.”
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From staff reports Tri-County showed why it is one of the top title contenders in the MAIS’ Class A ranks with an impressive 48-0 shutout of Porters Chapel Academy Friday night. The Rebels (7-0) built a 28-0 halftime lead to stay unbeaten. Tri-County tacked on three scores in the second half. PCA slips to 4-3 with the non-district loss. PCA coach Wade Patrick said there was little the Eagles could do with an injury-riddled lineup. “We tried to stay with the run and didn’t do too much with the pass,” Eagles coach Wade Patrick said. “They kind of came at us in waves.” The Eagles were led on offense by senior running back Kawayne Gaston with 115 yards on 15 carries. Patrick said the Eagles’ defense was paced by Bryce Fleming and Peter Harris. The Eagles will stay on the
Tri-County 48, Porters Chapel 0 Records: Tri-County (7-0), Porters Chapel (4-3) The skinny: Tri-County records its fifth straight shutout Up next: PCA travels to Sylva-Bay Academy. road next with a trip to SylvaBay Academy in Bay Springs.
Dexter 34, Hinds AHS 8 Hinds fell in Region 4-1A play at Dexter Friday night. The loss drops the War Dawgs to 1-4 in region play and 2-5 overall. Dexter moves into third place in the region at 3-1 with its third straight win. Hinds’ lone score came in the second quarter when LaDarion Robinson scored on a 9-yard run. Reginald Warnsley ran in the two-point conversion to cut the deficit to 22-8 at the half.
yards out. WC retaliated with another deep ball. Ladd hit Davis in stride for a 70-yard hookup to wrest back the lead at 28-26. But the Hornets drove down
a long pass play, gave Cathedral the ball again. Daniel Hufifnes returned it to the St. Al 18, and Upton — a Vicksburg native who moved to Natchez as a small child — connected with Carl Hammitte for a touchdown on the next play. Despite their missteps, the Flashes still had a chance to get back in the game. In the waning minutes of the first half, they once again drove into the red zone and ended up with first-and-goal from the 3. This time, Campbell was stuffed on four straight running plays — the last on fourth-and-goal from the 1
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VHS Continued from Page C1. ent team than the one that got embarrassed 46-6 last week by lowly Jim Hill. They took the No. 4 team in the state down to the last play. “We had the right mindset tonight,” Cooksey said. “We played hard on every play.” Stamps, who set the career receiving record after his second catch in the first quarter, smashed the singlegame receiving mark. His final numbers: 21 receptions, 313 yards and five touchdowns. It was the first 300-yard receiving game in Warren County history. Northwest Rankin’s Ramone Nash was nearly equal to the task. He ran for 298 yards and scored three touchdowns on runs of 9, 74
Continued from Page C1. Carlton Campbell returned the opening kickoff 51 yards into Cathedral territory, and the Flashes quickly moved the ball inside Cathedral’s 5. Then Campbell was stuffed for a 6-yard loss on first-andgoal from the 3, a bad shotgun snap led to a 21-yard loss and a third-down pass was dropped. St. Al ended up punting, and Cathedral (6-0, 4-0) marched down the field to take the lead on a 17-yard touchdown run by Ealey. Another fumbled snap led to Ealey’s second touchdown, this one from 6 yards out, to make it 14-0 with 10:31 left in the second quarter. A third fumble, this one at the end of
the field with a punishing running game, going 80 yards in 10 plays. Williams scored from 4 yards out and caught a two-point conversion to give Greenville a 34-28 lead.
— and St. Al turned the ball over on downs with 5 seconds left. “Just mental mistakes,” St. Al quarterback Carlisle Koestler said in explaining the miscues. “It’s pretty frustrating, but we see what we can do. Physically, we were the same as them.” Cathedral also made its share of mistakes, which might have kept the score from getting out of control. The Green Wave was penalized 15 times for 145 yards and gave up a number of big plays on special teams. They also missed a field goal in the second quarter.
and 6 yards. The 74-yarder came in the third quarter to extend a 28-20 halftime lead to 35-20. Cooksey responded with a 9-yard TD toss to Stamps. Garrett Watson’s kick made it 35-27 with 2:26 left. Cooksey’s only mistake came early in the fourth quarter when a tipped ball was intercepted by Chris Hill at the Gator 37. That led to Nash’s 6-yard run that boosted the Northwest Rankin lead to 42-27. Cooksey came back to hit Lamar Anthony for a 7-yard TD pass with 5:45 left to make it 42-34. He had three first half TD tosses, all to Stamps for 10, 45 and 7 yards.
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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “The A-Team” — Framed to take the fall for a heinous crime, an elite operative, Liam Neeson, and his men go rogue, using their special talents to clear their names and find the real perpetrator./7 on HBO n SPORTS College football — Mississippi teams begin and end a long day of college football. Mississippi State faces Georgia in the morning, and Ole Miss heads west to play Fresno State in one of the late games./11 a.m. on FSN and 8:15 on ESPN2 Liam Neeson n PRIMETIME “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” — Detectives Benson and Tutuola dig into the past of a basketball star while investigating sexual abuse charges against his former coach./9 on NBC
THIS WEEK’S LINEUP n EXPANDED LISTINGS TV TIMES — Network, cable and satellite programs appear in Sunday’s TV Times magazine and online at www.vicksburgpost. com
MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Former President Jimmy Carter, 87; Julie Andrews, actresssinger, 76; Randy Quaid, actor, 61; Youssou N’Dour, singer, 52; Cindy Margolis, actress-model, 46; Zach Galifianakis, actor, 42; Keith Duffy, singer, 37; Sarah Drew, actress, 31; Brie Larson, actress, 22. n DEATH Roger Kennedy — The former National Park Service director who staunchly defended his agency from budget cuts has died at age 85. He had melanoma. Kennedy led the parks agency from 1993 to 1997. He also served as director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in a widely varied career that included stints at NBC news and as an official in the Eisenhower administration, where he worked in three Cabinetlevel departments. Kennedy presided over the creation of eight new national parks and led the agency’s effort to establish a presence on the then-emerging World Wide Web. Current Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis called Kennedy “a Renaissance man” and said he led the agency effectively and passionately during a difficult time. Kennedy was born in St. Paul, Minn., in 1926.
Twain says she feels sorry for her stalker Canadian country star Shania Twain testified Friday that she has compassion for a man accused of stalking her but remains concerned that he will continue to pursue her. Giovanni Palumbo has been charged with three counts of failure to comply with a court order and criminal harassment. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges. The former Ottawa doctor allegedly sent Shania Twain Twain a series of letters, made unwanted visits to her family cottage in Ontario and even attended her grandmother’s funeral before being arrested at a Canadian awards ceremony this year. Defense lawyer Gary Barnes said Friday during Twain’s crossexamination that Palumbo simply didn’t realize that Twain wasn’t interested. But Twain, appearing via video link from an undisclosed location in Europe, didn’t see it that way. “I’m torn emotionally because I have compassion for anybody who’s reaching out in need — fans often do that.... I feel very sad ... and awkward having to go through these very personal matters with Mr. Palumbo because it’s such an invasion of his privacy.” However, Twain said nothing she heard at the trial made her feel differently about Palumbo. Palumbo has not yet changed his plea.
Medic: Jackson doc’s info incomplete The doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s death never revealed that he had given the singer a powerful anesthetic, a paramedic told a jury hearing the physician’s involuntary manslaughter case Friday. Paramedic Richard Senneff said Dr. Conrad Murray told him that he had only given Jackson the sedative lorazepam. He said Murray initially said Jackson wasn’t suffering from any Dr. Conrad Murray condition. Murray eventually told medics that he was treating the singer for exhaustion and dehydration, Senneff said. The doctor did not mention that he had been giving Jackson the surgical anesthetic propofol to help the singer sleep. Murray appeared frantic when the paramedic arrived in the bedroom on the day of Jackson’s death in June 2009, Senneff said. He had to ask Murray three times about what condition Jackson had before the doctor answered. “He said, ‘Nothing. He has nothing,”’ Senneff said. “Simply, that did not add up to me.”
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Theater fined for showing ‘Hangover II’ A Utah movie theater that serves liquor has been fined more than $1,600 for showing “The Hangover Part II.” The fine issued by the state liquor board is the first for Brewvies, which only allows people 21 years and older to attend their movies and serves food and liquor to patrons. But under state law, many PG-13 and R-rated movies could net the theater a fine because of prohibitions on showing a film with sex acts, full-frontal nudity or even the “caressing” of breasts or buttocks. While the fine for the first offense was $1,627, repeat offenders may be fined up to $25,000 and lose their liquor license for up to 10 days.
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Kevorkian’s art, belongings to be sold Collection includes paintings, art kit, sweaters donned by doctor DETROIT (AP) — Paintings, writings and the iconic blue sweater of the audacious assisted-suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian are going up for auction, his attorney and close friend said Friday. Lawyer Mayer Morganroth said the late pathologist’s artwork and items will be sold in late October at the New York Institute of Technology. Scheduled for auction are more than 20 paintings, Kevorkian’s art kit and the sweaters he became known for donning during his high-profile assistance in the suicides of dozens of people in the 1990s. Many of the paintings depict death or dying, and are often intended to provoke or disturb. One of those up for auction is titled “Genocide,” and features a bloody head being dangled by the hair and held by the hands of two soldiers: One wears a German military uniform from World War II and the other a Turkish uni-
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Dr. Jack Kevorkian smiles in his attorney’s Southfield, Mich., office while showing off his painting in 1997. form from World War I. Morganroth said Kevorkian wanted to depict the mass killings of Armenians and Jews
during World I and World War II, respectively. The doctor was of Armenian descent. “Just looking at it, you can
say (it’s) grotesque,” Morganroth said. “They were to make a point, like any art.” Morganroth said he doesn’t know the value of the collection but most of the proceeds will go to Kevorkian’s sole heir — a niece — and the charity Kicking Cancer for Kids. Suburban Detroit art gallery owner Anne Kuffler, who has twice displayed Kevorkian’s work and sells signed and numbered lithographs of six of his works for $500 apiece, said she was offered $100,000 for one of his original paintings during the first exhibit of his work in 1994. Kuffler, owner of the Ariana Gallery in Royal Oak, suspects that the value has only increased since then. “I had several orders for his prints this morning,” she said. Many of the paintings have been hanging at the Armenian Library and Museum of America in Watertown, Mass.
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Three’s company to boyfriend; girlfriend says it’s a crowd Dear Abby: Before I met my boyfriend, “Cory,” he had a married female friend he’d go out with — dancing, dinner, movies, etc. He says there was no sex involved, and I believe him. He has asked me to be friends with her and her husband, and I have tried. However, whenever she’s
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around Cory, they ignore
BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: When everybody is looking out for the interests and welfare of the entire clan, most familybusiness affairs will turn out rosy in the year ahead. When some choose to look out only for themselves, it’ll be a different story. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Don’t be impulsive when making a purchase of a large, expensive item, especially if you know nothing about the manufacturer. You may be taking a gamble on a bum deal. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — There is no reason why you shouldn’t succeed at finishing what you start. If you lack staying power, however, you’re likely to quit just when the end is in sight. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Some unflattering things said about you might be the result of someone getting even with you for something you said about him or her. If so, you shouldn’t be shocked. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Even though your earning power is strong, in situations where you knowingly take a gamble, you shouldn’t be surprised if your wallet should suddenly take a sound thrashing. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Although you’ll have no problem keeping promises you make to friends or outsiders, when it comes to your family, commitments you make could conveniently be forgotten. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Thrashing out some problems concerning your material affairs with those who are not involved in them may not be such a good idea. Their well-intentioned advice might prove harmful. Aries (March 21-April 19) — If your checkbook can’t handle it, avoid going on a shopping spree with a companion who can spend wildly. Chances are it would induce you to make purchases you can’t afford. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — You’re the type of person who wouldn’t hesitate to do more for others than they might do for you. However, at this juncture the allure of getting could be greater than the thrill of giving. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Get out and have fun with some of your friends, but if things become a gossip fest, keep your opinions to yourself. Don’t say anything you wouldn’t be proud of. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — The smartest thing might be to avoid doing business with a firm or company that you don’t know much about. There could be good reason for its anonymity. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — The ideas you have regarding ways to get what you want out of life might be extremely sound, but even so, you might still completely ignore them when the chips are down. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — In order to explore an issue of importance, you must be prepared to thoroughly probe beneath the surface of anything that pertains to it. If you don’t, you could make a big mistake.
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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Girls: Do you smoke and enjoy the company of boys? If so, you might want to kick the smoking habit. A survey by the American Lung Association found that 78 percent of teenage boys preferred to date a nonsmoker. Nineteen percent had no opinion, while only 3 percent preferred to date a girl who smoked. Dr. Wallace: I’m 18 and really confused. I’m going with a guy who is in the military, and he has been away from home for more than three months. He won’t be returning home for another two months. He is stationed in San Diego, Calif. I miss him a lot, but I’m tired of staying home alone dateless every weekend while all my friends are partying. Last week, my ex-boyfriend called and asked me to go to a movie and have dinner with him. I still have feelings for this guy, but I must admit that I like my Navy man better. Would it be wrong if I went out with my ex? — Shannon, Holland, Mich. Shannon: Don’t go out with your ex. Wait until your boyfriend returns home, and then at that time make a decision on whether or not you can date others while he is away. Of course, if your answer is yes, your boyfriend will have the same opportunity. Dr. Wallace: I’ve got a huge problem. Actually, the problem belongs to my mother, but I’m the one suffering from it. I live alone with my mom. My parents were divorced about five years ago. It was a very bitter separation. My father has since married and is living in another state. He has no contact with me. That’s the way my mother wants it. She hates him with all her heart. I haven’t seen or heard from my father in almost three years. I don’t want to paint a picture of my mom as some sort of monster. The opposite is true. As a single mother, she has done a superlative job in raising me. The problem is that I’m 17 and will be graduating from high school in June 2012. The time has come for me to start having a father-daughter relationship. I really want this very much. I love my father. We were great friends before the divorce. I see my grandmother (Dad’s mother) occasionally, and she keeps telling me my father misses me and loves me. I know my dad’s address and telephone number, and I want to contact him, but if I do and my mother finds out, she will literally explode. I will be living at home next summer and will be living on campus at the University of Oregon in Eugene next fall. What should I do? — Nervous, Portland, Ore. Nervous: Wait until after you graduate from high school before telling Mom your plans — that you’re going to contact your father and try to strike up a happy relationship with him. Reassure Mom you love her very much, but don’t let her dissuade you. Then contact your father and make him an important part of your life. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.
everyone else. She even tried to go on vacation with us! What really upset me was when Cory thought it was OK to ask if “we” could go out with her! It’s like she has always been in our relationship. I have told him they are (and have been) having a non-sexual affair. He’s a wonderful
man otherwise, and I know he loves me. How can I get her out of our lives? — Feeling Like a Third Wheel Dear Feeling: It would be interesting to know what this female friend’s husband thinks about her relationship with your boyfriend. Dinner, dancing, movies — possible
Diagnosing Alzheimer’s tricky due to lack of test Dear Doctor K: My elderly mother recently got lost while out on a walk in the neighborhood where she’s lived for more than 30 years. She’s also started forgetting things. I’m worried that these may be the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease. I plan to discuss my concerns with her doctor soon. In the meantime, how is Alzheimer’s diagnosed, and what sort of tests might the doctor order? Dear Reader: Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease can be tricky. There’s no direct test for Alzheimer’s or for the risk of developing it. Your mother’s doctor will likely want to evaluate her mental health and rule out other medical conditions. Typically, doctors take a twopronged approach to diagnosing Alzheimer’s. First, they ask the patient questions and may have them fill out a questionnaire used to assess memory and thinking. This helps the doctor see if the patient’s functional state is consistent with Alzheimer’s or if it might indicate a different brain disease. Second, doctors order various tests to rule out other conditions that can affect mental functioning. Blood tests and CT or MRI brain scans are often part of this process of elimination. In April 2011, the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association released revised guidelines for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. The new guidelines divide Alzheimer’s into three phases. In the “preclinical” stage, there are no symptoms but changes have occurred in the brain that might result in symptoms later on. During the “mild cognitive impairment” stage, deficits in thinking begin to surface, like difficulty learning new information. During this stage, people are still able to live relatively normal lives. The final stage is dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease. The term “preclinical phase” is intended for research purposes. It’s not meant to promote screening for Alzheimer’s in people without symptoms. Most doctors would first suspect Alzheimer’s when a person displays changes of mild cognitive impairment. The guidelines also emphasize tests that measure changes in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease. These tests include positron emission tomography scans of the brain. Tests of the cerebrospinal fluid, which surrounds the brain and spine, may contain clues to what is going on in the brain. Most experts believe that accumulations of a protein called beta-amyloid in the brain indicate Alzheimer’s disease. Companies have invested millions in developing PET scans and other tests to detect beta-amyloid. But about 30 per-
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cent of people who test positive for beta-amyloid have no cognitive impairments. Additional factors may be needed for Alzheimer’s to develop. For now, the PET scans and cerebrospinal fluid tests aren’t ready to be incorporated into everyday medical practice. The tests haven’t been standardized. Basic issues, like the cut-off points between normal and abnormal, haven’t been settled. The new guidelines might influence how doctors think about Alzheimer’s disease to some extent. But major changes in diagnostic procedures often occur only after insurance companies, Medicare and other payers agree to cover the cost of new scans and lab tests. Moreover, it’s not clear at this point whether more elaborate — and expensive — diagnosis would have a meaningful effect on the treatment of Alzheimer’s.
• Write to Dr. Komaroff in care of United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY 10016, or send questions to his website, www.AskDoctorK.com.
shared vacations — seems like an unusual amount of “togetherness.” Talk to her husband, and you might gain some insight. As to how you can get her out of your lives, the answer is you probably can’t. Unless your boyfriend is willing to accept that their relationship
is a threat to the one he has with you and is willing to let it go, she will be in his life — and yours — for a long, long time.
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PUBLIC NOTICE SALE OF SURPLUS ITEMS VICKSBURG BRIDGE COMMISSION OF WARREN COUNTY THE VICKSBURG BRIDGE COMMISSION WILL ACCEPT SEALED BIDS UNTIL 8:30 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011 FOR SURPLUS MATERIALS THAT ARE HEREBY OFFERED FOR SALE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, INCLUDING: 1177 - 10â€? X 10â€? X 10â€™ cross ties, 204 - 10â€? x 10â€? x 16â€™ cross ties, 444 - 3â€? x10â€? x longer than 20â€™ walk boards, 19 - 3â€? x 10â€? x shorter than 20â€™ walk boards, 123 - 5â€? x 8â€? x longer than 20â€™ bumper rails, 36 - 5â€? x 8â€? x shorter than 20â€™ bumper rails, 11 - longer than 20â€™ phone poles, 13 - shorter than 20â€™ phone poles, 7 - high bay multi voltage shop lights, Approximately 10,000 lbs of scrap steel ALL ITEMS WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR EACH ITEM. BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A HIGHEST PRICE PER ITEM BASIS. BID SHALL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A BID SURETY IN THE FORM OF A BID BOND, CASHIERâ€™S CHECK, CERTIFIED CHECK OR MONEY ORDER, PAYABLE TO THE VICKSBURG BRIDGE COMMISSION, IN THE AMOUNT OF TWENTY-FIVE (25%) OF THE EXTENDED TOTAL OF THE BID. BID DOCUMENTS AND ACCESS TO VIEW ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING HERMAN SMITH, BRIDGE SUPERINTENDENT, AT THE VICKSBURG BRIDGE COMMISSION OFFICE. THE PHONE NUMBER IS 601-636-0881
02. Public Service KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601636-4545, Circulation. NEEDS A HOME Sweet, loving, precious kitten Found on Warren Central track. Please call 601-2180755
05. Notices Center For Pregnancy Choices Free Pregnancy Tests (non-medical facility)
Âˇ Education on All Options Âˇ Confidential Counseling Call 601-638-2778 for appt www.vicksburgpregnancy.com
Effective March 25, 2011. The Horizon chips were discontinued. You may redeem Horizon Casino chips during normal business hours at the Grand Station Casino cage through July 25, 2011. ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment.
07. Help Wanted â€œACEâ€? 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 CALVARY M.B CHURCH is looking for a full time Minister of Music. Email resumes to email@example.com Call 601-896-1875 for any questions.
07. Help Wanted
07. Help Wanted
AVON. NEED EXTRA CASH? Become an Avon Representative today. Call 601-454-8038.
NOW HIRING PIPE welder, ship fitters, flux core welders, pipe fitters, & Outside Machinist. Must have at least 5 years experience. Please call 228-863-3728 or Fax resumes to 228-863-1596 EOE
LOOKING FOR A great value? Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post, 601-6364545, ask for Circulation.
PART TIME NANNY. Room and Board plus salary. 601-831-4680.
Electrical and Instrumentation Technician. Mississippi Lime Company, a major manufacturing company, has an immediate opening for the Falco operation located in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Requirements include a Bachelor's or Technical Associate Degree in Industrial electricity, instrumentation or electronics or a High School Diplomas or equivalent, plus a minimum of five years in an industrial electrical maintenance environment. Under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor, and often working independently, provide electrical and instrumentation maintenance services to the operation through troubleshooting, coordinating repairs, supplies and spare parts; contacting contract maintenance personnel; administering routine service contracts as needed. Responsibilities of the position include knowledge of 480 volt power distribution systems and motor starters are mandatory; ability to design and install electrical and instrumentation process is highly desirable. PLC, VFD, and general process instrument knowledge and experience is highly desirable. This position will perform mechanical maintenance as needed. Experience and knowledge of keyboarding, Windows XP, Excel spreadsheet and Word processing a plus; as well as familiarity with Microsoft Outlook a plus. Candidate must have good writing and communication skills and must be self-motivated and have initiative to work as an empowered team with all the employees at the Falco operation. Our company offers competitive compensation and excellent benefit package, which includes medical/ 401K/ etc. Candidates should submit resumes in confidence to: firstname.lastname@example.org EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. M/F/V. GRAND GULF MILITARY Park is now accepting applications for the position of Accounting Clerk through the state web site at www.mspb.ms.gov This position will remain open until October 4, 2011. KANZA CONSTRUCTION SEEKING experienced dump truck, belly dump drivers and heavy equipment operators. Drivers must possess Class A CDL, clean driving record, and be able to pass drug screening. Fax resume to 601-634-8978 or call 785-230-6953.
Dancor Transit Inc. is seeking Class A CDL Drivers to run the Mid South Region We have affordable benefits available and our drivers are HOME on the weekends 95% of the time. We also offer a Sign On Bonus that puts money in your pocket Throughout the year. Call us for more information 866-677-4333 www.dancortransit.com
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Al Williams Bail Bond Company a statewide operation. Manager/ Soliciting Agents in the Vicksburg area. Must be 21 years of age, have lived in the state of Mississippi for at least 12 months, and have your own transportation & cell phone. Call for an application 662-429-2730 or visit our website www.alwillliamsbail bonds.com
24. Business Services
24. Business Services
DENTAL/ OFFICE ASSISTANT needed for busy office. Please submit resume in person to 1212 Mission 66, Monday- Thursday, 8am-4pm. No phone calls please.
PART TIME POSITION 25 hours weekly. General office duties and organizing resident activities. Send resumes to: Dept. 3764 The Vicksburg Post P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182 PROPERTY IN VICKSBURG looking for leasing agent. Must be dependable and pay close attention to detail. At least 1 year customer service experience mandatory. Or Assistant Manager position. 1 year property management experience mandatory. Fax resumes to 601-636-1475.
TO BUY OR SELL
ESTATE ITEMS FROM Neil and Rosalie Morrissey estate; details at
17. Wanted To Buy
$ I BUY JUNK CARS $ Highest price paid, GURANTEED! Cash in your hand today! Call 601-618-6441. WANTED: ANYTHING OLD-Money, coins, war relics, books, photos, documents, etcetera. 601-618-2727.
CALL 601-636-7535 WE HAUL OFF old appliances, old batteries, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.
10. Loans And Investments â€œWE CAN ERASE your bad credit- 100% guaranteed.â€? 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 ftc.gov/credit A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.
14. Pets & Livestock CUSTOM MADE BARBECUE grills. Built to last! 601831-1227.
Vicksburg Warren Humane Society & MS - Span Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program CATS: Male . .$25 Female ........$35 DOGS (UNDER 40 LBS): Male . .$55 Female ........$65 â€˘ For the above category of animals, pick up applications at the Humane Society DOGS (OVER 40 LBS): Male . .$70 Female ........$80 â€˘ For dogs over 40 lbs, call 866-901-7729 for appt.
18. Miscellaneous For Sale 16 x 6 FOOT TANDEM axle trailer with ramps. $1400 or best offer. 662-610-5126. BEAUTIFUL OFFICE DESK set, all wood dark wood, (double file cabinet, double book shelf, desk), $325. Queen size mattress set, $135. Twin size mattress set, $85. Professional Ping Pong table, $300. 601415-2878. FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department.
THE PET SHOP â€œVicksburgâ€™s Pet Boutiqueâ€?
If you are feeding a stray or feral cat and need help with spaying or neutering, please call 601-529-1535.
07. Help Wanted
WE PAY CASH for junk. Cars, trucks. Vans, SUVs, and old dump trucks. 601638-5946 or 601-529-8249.
HOME COMPUTER SERVICE and repair. Reasonable prices. Pick up available .601502-5265, 601-636-7376.
Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631
3508 South Washington Street Pond fish, Gold fish, Koi, fish food aquarium needs, bird food, designer collars, harnesses & leads, loads of pet supplies! Bring your Baby in for a fitting today!
Looking for a new ride? Check our online listings today. Just go to www.vicksburgpost.com
07. Help Wanted
Needed Part-Time Part-Time Janitor/ Janitor Housekeeper person: Contact in Person: ADMINISTRATOR
HERITAGE HOUSE NURSING CENTER 3103 Wisconsin Avenue â€˘ Vicksburg, MS 39180
Is the one you love hurting you? Call
Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860 Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.)
Barnes Glass Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement
Vans â€˘ Cars â€˘ Trucks â€˘Insurance Claims Welcomeâ€˘
AUTO â€˘ HOME â€˘ BUSINESS Jason Barnes â€˘ 601-661-0900
AND PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY.
Runaway Are you 12 to 17? Alone? Scared? Call 601-634-0640 anytime or 1-800-793-8266 We can help! One child, one day at a time.
06. Lost & Found FOUND YORKIE MIX. Grange Hall Road area. 601-618-4383.
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 â€˘ Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental â€˘ Mud Jacking
FOUND! Harley Davidson Key and house key, found on Clay Street. 601-636-1665, 601642-7303. FOUND! JCPENNY PACKAGE at Pemberton Hairstylist on 9/23. Call to identify 601-636-6611.
FOUND DOG CATAHOULA CUR found on Charlei Brown Road, Utica. Collar has address, call to identify. 601-613-0973. LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg post.com
Framing, Remodeling, Cabinets, Flooring, Roofing & Vinyl Siding State Licensed & Bonded
Jon Ross 601-638-7932
SPEEDIPRINT & OFFICE SUPPLY â€˘ Business Cards â€˘ Letterhead â€˘ Envelopes â€˘ Invoices â€˘ Work Orders â€˘ Invitations (601) 638-2900 Fax (601) 636-6711 1601-C North Frontage Road Vicksburg, MS 39180
Simmons Lawn Service
Professional Services & Competitive Prices â€˘ Landscaping â€˘ Septic Systems â€˘ Irrigation: Install & Repair â€˘ Commercial & Residential Grass Cutting Licensed â€˘ Bonded â€˘ Insured 12 years experience Roy Simmons (Owner) 601-218-8341
PATRIOTIC â€˘ FLAGS â€˘ BANNERS â€˘ BUMPER STICKERS â€˘ YARD SIGNS
Show Your Colors!
River City Dirt Work, LLC â€˘ Dozer / Trackhoe Work â€˘ Dump Truck â€˘ â€˘ Bush Hogging â€˘ Box Blade â€˘ Demolition â€˘ Debris Removal â€˘ Hydro Seeding â€˘ Deliver Dirt -13 yd. load $85 locally â€˘ Gravel â€˘ Sand â€˘ Rock Res. & Com. â€˘ Lic. & Ins. Robert Keyes, Jr. (Owner) 601-529-0894
All Business & Service Directory Ads MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE !
18. Miscellaneous For Sale FIREWOOD FOR SALE. $65 per delivered load. Thrown, not stacked. 601529-4652. STRAW HAY AND Wheat hay for Fall decorating. Come see us for all of your food plot needs. Bovina Feed & Seed. THE VICKSBURG BRIDGE Commission has cross ties, walk boards and phone poles for sale, see Legals. 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.
$10 START UP KIT
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To advertise your business here for as little as $2.83 per day, call our Classified Dept. at 601-636-7355.
19. Garage & Yard Sales #6 McAlister Circle, Saturday, 7am to Noon. Kitchen table, gun cabinet, china cabinet, lots of figurines and miscellaneous items, clothes (ladies, baby girl).
19. Garage & Yard Sales
19. Garage & Yard Sales
211 HENRY ROAD, Saturday, 7am-12 noon, household items, furniture, clothing, odds and ends.
212 CENTRAL DRIVE. Saturday 8am-11am. Furniture, toddler toys, and much more.
2410 PORTERS CHAPEL ROAD DOWNSIZING: small refrigerator and freezer, 2 new bath vanities, file cabinets, grill with tank, fish cookers and pots, yard tools, household and decorative, Halloween, some ladies and mens clothes, no children clothes. Saturday, 7am - 1pm.
3440 TIFFENTOWN Road. Saturday 7am-11am.Shoes, clothes, bedding, patio furniture and much more.
2525 WARRIORS TRAIL, Friday, 1pm-5:30pm, Saturday, 7am-1pm, baby furniture and clothes, queen bedroom suite, lots of toys, books, clothes and miscellaneous, microwave, minirefrigerator, small appliances and much much more! 2755 MT. ALBAN Road, Saturday, 6:30am- until, combined households, stuff must go! Tools, hunting, men's, women's, children's clothing, some furniture, household items, much more!
101 WOODSTONE COVE. Saturday 7am12pm. Clothes, housewares, toys. Hot dogs, chips, sodas, and lots more. 105 MONTERAY DRIVE, off Pebble Beach, 7am11am, baby girl clothes, crib set, mobile, 4 t.v's, video rocker, men's Levi's, vacuum, teen girl's, boy's clothes, household items.
3 FAMILY SALE, 703 Longview Street, Marion Park, Saturday, 7am-11am, cast iron claw footed tub, knickknacks, children's clothes, miscellaneous.
1211 MONROE HUGE sale. Antiques, tables, chairs, desks. Saturday
3014 WISCONSIN AVENUE, New Mt. Elem Church Youth department. Saturday 7-11am. Shoes, purses, clothing, and much more.
133 PEBBLE BEACH Drive, Saturday, 7am-10am, ping pong table, furniture, clothes, miscellaneous. 206 BROOKWOOD DRIVE Saturday, October 1, 7a.m. 12:00 noon - furniture, exercise equipment, children's clothes, toys, Christmas decorations, miscellaneous
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11. Business Opportunities
350 ROY YOUNG Road, off Oak Ridge, Saturday, 7am- 12 noon, clothes, furniture and more! 3736 HALLS FERRY ROAD. Hawkins United Methodist Church. Saturday 8am-1pm. Proceeds benefit church missions. 386 WARRIORS TRAIL. Saturday only 6am-12 Noon. 3 families, everything cheap!! 417 SILVER CREEK Drive. Saturday 7am - 12 Noon. Clothing, sofas, beds, and more. 4322 SHENANDOAH ROAD. Saturday 7am- 1pm. Giant Moving Sale Mens utility power tools, yard tools, yard decorations, Christmas decorations, Red Hat lady collectibles, Blue Sky collectibles, The Cats Meow collectibles, baskets, jeans. 5915 FISHER FERRY Road. Everything under $5. Saturday 7am- 12 noon.
Ask us how to â€œPost Sizeâ€? your ad with some great clip art! Call the Classified Ladies at 601-636-Sell (7355).
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18. Miscellaneous For Sale
18. Miscellaneous For Sale
WE PAY CASH! for gold, silver, diamonds & coins Scallions Jewelers 3425 Halls Ferry Rd. â€˘ 601-636-6413
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24. Business Services
29. Unfurnished Apartments
30. Houses For Rent
LAWN CARE. Homes, rental property, churches, businesses. One time cut or scheduled. Excellent rates. 601-218-4415.
We’re Almost FULL! Come In & See WHY!
106 LINDA DRIVE, beautiful remodeled home, 3 bedrooms, plus bonus room, 2 full baths, double carport with storage shelves, large fenced back yard. 601- 529-4791.
STEELE PAINTING SERVICE LLC Specialize in painting/ sheet rock. All home improvements Free Estimates 601-634-0948. Chris Steele/ Owner
Tired of high utility bills? Country Living at it’s BEST! Paid cable, water & trash! Washer & Dryer, Microwave included! Ask about our
3 BEDROOMS 2.5 baths. 4 years old, 2-story, all electric, garage, 2000 square feet, hardwood and ceramic. $1500 monthly, deposit/ references required. 601218-1002.
PUT THE CLASSIFIEDS TO WORK FOR YOU!
BENEFIT YARD SALE for Mary Frances Cloud. Saturday 6:30am-12 noon. Marion Park. 701 Longview Street. Clothes 3T-4X, Furniture, toys, lots of miscellaneous.
Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce
END TABLES COFFEE tables lamps microwave chairs barstools lots more 609 RIGBY ST Sat 7am 2pm GARAGE SALE 4326 Hwy 61 South. Saturday 7am- until. GARAGE SALE OVER? River City Rescue Mission will pickup donated left over items. 601-636-6602.
D & D TREE CUTTING •Trimming • Lawn Care • Dirt Hauled • Insured For FREE Estimates Call “Big James” 601-218-7782 D.R. PAINTING AND CONSTRUCTION. Painting, roofing, carpentry service. Licensed, bonded. Free estimates! Call 601-638-5082.
HUGE SALE, 2 families, 4556 Highway 80, Friday, Saturday, 7am-6pm, furniture, t.v., kitchen items, clothing, shoes, purses, tools, purses, miscellaneous. refrigerator, and other miscellaneous items. MULTI FAMILY RUMMAGE SALE/ BAR-B-QUE Saturday 6am- 12 noon. 1210 Openwood Street, close to Flea Market, Fall and winter clothing- some plus, music albums, miscellaneous household. SATURDAY, 7AM-12 NOON, 1116 River Bend Road, Openwood Plantation, baby girl's and baby boy's clothing, ladies clothes, whatnots, some furniture, odds and ends. Cancel if raining.
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.
RICHARD M. CALDWELL BROKER SPECIALIZING IN RENTALS (INCLUDING CORPORATE APARTMENTS) CALL 601-618-5180 email@example.com
28. Furnished Apartments 3 BEDROOM DUPLEX. Fully furnished, $950 month, water, electric, DirectTV included. 601-218-5348. IN TOWN LOCATION 1 bedroom, 1 bath. $325 deposit, $325 rent. 601-2181688, 601-636-2111.
SMALL ONE BEDROOM. Utilities and cable furnished. No deposit, references required. $175 weekly, off South Washington. 601529-1617.
I-PHONE REPAIR. Buy, sell and repair. Arcue Sanchez - 601-618-9916.
STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation. YARD SALE. SATURDAY 7am- until. Lots of miscellaneous.
River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.
LOOKING FOR YOUR DREAM HOME? Check the real estate listings in the classifieds daily.
29. Unfurnished Apartments
29. Unfurnished Apartments 1, 2 AND 3 Bedroom apartments/ townhouses from $425- $550. Managers special no deposit required. 601-631-0805.
1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Call for information on move-in specials. 601-636-0447. 2 BEDROOM. ALL electric includes water $450. With stove and refrigerator. $200 deposit. NEWLY REMODELED 3 bedroom Oak Street. $550 month, $300 deposit. 601-634-8290.
BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING
• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. • Beautifully Landscaped • Pool • Fireplace • Spacious Floor Plans 601-629-6300 www.thelandingsvicksburg.com
501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg
THREE BEDROOM. SECTION 8 welcome. Call 601-636-4338 or 601-2181210.
31. Mobile Homes For Rent COUNTRY LOT, NICE 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. $565 monthly with deposit and references. 601-638-6660. MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789. NICE 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, In Bovina, no pets, security deposit and references required. 601-638-2786.
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms
32. Mobile Homes For Sale
605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180
ATTENTION DEER CAMP Special! Repossessed mobile home clearance sale! Singe Wides1981 14x70, 3/ 2- $4,900. 1995 16x80, 3/ 2- $10,500. 1996 14x60, 2/ 1- $9,000. 1997 14x60, 2/ 2- $12,500. 1999 14x70, 2/ 2-$15,000. Double Wides1995 24x60, 3/ 2- $12,000. 1995 28x80, 4/ 2- $18,000. 1999 28x62, 3/ 2- $20,000. 1999 28x48, 3/ 2- $18,000. 2001 28x64, 3/ 2- $27,000. 601573-5029, Joe or 601-5725300, Hayden.
601-638-2231 Riverbend Apartments 2 Bedroom Apartments Available Rental Assistance Security Deposit $300 Call today for more information
318-633-9526 Office hours: Monday- Thursday 8am-11am.
30. Houses For Rent
3 BEDROOM, 1 bath. country home. south Warren County, new appliances, remodeled interior, near Grand Gulf. $850 monthly, $500 deposit. 601-415-7630, 601-415-1117.
29. Unfurnished Apartments
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29. Unfurnished Apartments
TWO 12 GAUGE shot guns. One 50 caliber muzzle loader. 601-629-7418.
21. Boats, Fishing Supplies What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery, call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.
T h e Vi c k s b u r g P o s t C l a s s i f i e d s .
$15 per e ntry
P U M P K I N PATC H
Owner: Allaina Harbin
Owner: Michele Willis
Submit your pet picture (with or without costume) to Classifieds department at The Vicksburg Post, 1601 N. Frontage Road 601-636-7355 • Deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 25th
34. Houses For Sale
36. Farms & Acreage
BIG FOUR BEDROOM. 2008 28x80 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Delivery, set-up, tie-down and central air included. $499 per month. Call 662-417-2354, 601-624-3287.
1455 PARKSIDE, $150,000. 2606 Oak Street, $50,000. 1865 Martin Luther King Boulevard, $22,500. Renovated. 732-768-5743.
2.1 AND 1.8 acre lot. China Grove. Ready to build. $31,400 and $30,200. 601634-8255. May & Campbell Land Co.
HAVING TROUBLE SELLING? CONSIDERED RENTING? Well established, two income family needs 3-4 bedroom, 2 bath home, preferably fenced. Willing to pay well for the right property. 601842-3337.
80 ACRES HUNTING and hardwood timber land in Redwood. $2000 per acre. 601-630-4111, 601-218-4263.
BY OWNER 2008 Single Wide. 16X80, must get new loan, must be moved. 601415-5655 4pm-9pm. GREAT STARTER HOME! Large 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Delivery, set-up and tie down, central air included. $9,950. Call 662-417-2354, 601-624-3287. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION. SINGLE WIDES, DOUBLE WIDES, TRIPLE WIDES AND LAND/ HOME PACKAGES Mississippi's Largest REPO Dealer. Payments starting at $199/ month www.vicksburghome center.com Call 662-417-2354, 601-624-3287.
33. Commercial Property 1,000 SQUARE FOOT Class A office space on Manor Drive. $975 month. SQUARE 1,200-1,850 feet off prime retail S. Frontage Road. 601-6348255. May and Campbell Land Co.
The Vicksburg Apartments UTILITIES PAID! 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Studios & Efficiencies 801 Clay Street 601-630-2921 www.the-vicksburg.com
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Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com Jill WaringUpchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Mary D. Barnes .........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490 Broker, GRI
601-636-6490 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
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Hagar ready to hatch Chickenfoot album
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By Derrik J. Lang AP entertainment writer LOS ANGELES — Sammy Hagar is hoping his supergroup avoids a sophomore slump. The former Van Halen frontman, guitar legend Joe Satriani, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony skipped calling the follow-up to their 2009 debut “Chickenfoot II” and instead named it “Chickenfoot III.” The album, which is set for release on Tuesday, features 10 new tracks from the seasoned rockers. “I feel a little pressure,” said Hagar. “I didn’t feel anything on the first record because there were no expectations. We were doing it for fun. We knew it was going to be good. We just wanted to play together. There was no business involved or tour planned. It was so organic that we never looked back. The next thing I knew, we had done 50 shows.” Hagar said fans can expect more of the same classic rock sound from Chickenfoot. One of the most emotional tunes on the new album is “Three and a Half Letters.” Hagar transformed about 20 letters from down-ontheir-luck fans into three lyrical letters read — and screamed — by Hagar. Each letter is punctuated with an explosive guitar solo by Satriani. “My manager, (John) Carter, who died earlier this year, kept telling me to write a song about people needing jobs,” said Hagar. “I told him, ‘Sounds country.’ But it all came together for me when I got this letter from a guy in Afghanistan and at the end of it he wrote, ‘I need a job, brother. Can you help?’ All of sudden, I realized there was a song there.” Chickenfoot will embark on a “road test” tour in November, stopping in San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Chicago and New York with drummer Kenny Aronoff because Smith is touring with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Hagar said the truncated tour will allow the band to try out their new material live, so they can “learn how to jam together” in front of a crowd.
By The Associated Press Perennials and containers make a great gardening combination, but they will quickly go to pot if overlooked in the winter. insects from laying eggs in the residue, Plant roots are vulnerable to freezing in according to a “Simple Sensible Solucontainers, where the soil hardens more tions” brochure from Walters Gardens than it would in the ground. Stems and Inc. at Zeeland, Mich., North America’s branches — particularly those on small largest grower of wholesale perennials. trees and shrubs — need protection from • Trenching — Bury pots, plants and all, for the deep chill. improved insulation. Add a layer of mulch. Containers should be cared for to prevent Unearth and return them to their usual splintering and crumbling. sites the following spring. “The most important thing you • Covering — Anything from evergreen can do when overwinterboughs to blankets, straw to shredded bark ing container plants is can be used to safeguard pots and their ensure that they’re contents. Securing a piece of bubble wrap vigorous and or burlap around the pots also helps. Be established,” said quick to remove them once the weather Leonard Perry, an warms. extension horticul• Storing indoors — Move potted turist with the Uniplants into an unheated garage, versity of Vermont. basement, greenhouse, cold frame “Young plants that or similar site that matches their you just pop into a pot and hardiness zone. Make sure it’s a haven’t rooted yet may not place where the temperature stays do so well,” Perry said. “The above freezing. healthier they are going in, the Protecting the containers can better their chances.” pay off with additional seasons of Perennials should survive service. long periods of cold if given “I raise my container plants off the pre-season care. That includes: ground in winter so they don’t freeze • Feeding — Slow-release to the surface,” said Peter Cilio, crefertilizers applied before ative director for Campania Internathe first killing frosts tional, a designer and manufacturer arrive boost plant hardiof cast-stone garden accessories in ness. Feeding should Pennsburg, Pa. end once the “Some of the containers have feet plants go dorfor that purpose, or you can use pieces mant. “With of wood,” he said. “A little height lets good fertility, water escape through the drain holes you don’t have as and keeps the containers from splitting many overwinteror cracking in freeze-thaw cycles.” ing problems,” Large pots seem to last longer, Cilio Perry said. said. More soil means better insulation. • Watering — “Smaller pots constrict plant roots, hinSoils must be dering drainage.” moist when the And don’t forget rodent control. Mice perennials are like to cozy up to container plants in stored to help procold weather, especially those that tect the roots. include grasses. • Pruning — Trim “Begin baiting for mice about a and dispose of all folimonth before covering your perenage after the plants nials,” the Walters Gardens hortigo completely dormant. culturists write. That keeps slugs and other The associated press
Don’t let autumn gardening fall off the to-do list Fall is in the air. Mornings are cooler and crisper, and days are shorter. Soon, trees and shrubs will change color and drop their leaves. Plant growth begins to slow this month and more energy is diverted into plant roots as they prepare for winter. Make the most of the pleasant cooler weeks ahead because time spent in the garden this month is almost as important as work done in a spring garden. Fall cleanup not only makes a garden look better, but can dramatically reduce pesky disease problems next season. Remove all weeds, diseased plants and debris
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from in and around plant beds. These can harbor viruses, fungi and bacterial pores. Dig the weeds out completely. Weeds are generally tough plants that can grow under difficult conditions. Some have large tap roots that will re-sprout in spring if they are left in the ground, stealing food and nutrients from next year’s spring
plantings. Prune dead limbs, disease, cankers or areas of mechanical damage from perennials and shrubs. Between prunings, disinfect tools with a 70 percent bleach and water solution, says Holly Thornton, a plant disease diagnostician for the University of Georgia. This will help prevent contamination. Never compost diseased material. Bag it and throw it in the trash. This is not the time to do any major pruning. Springflowering trees and shrubs have already set next spring’s flower buds, and the best time to prune them is immediately after flowering
has stopped. Pruning encourages tender new growth, which is more susceptible to damage from winter wind and temperatures. Wait until late February or early March for major pruning activities. There is no better time to plant trees and shrubs than in the fall. The soil is still warm enough to encourage root development, the temperature is cooler and winter rains will soon be in the forecast. Fall tree and shrub plantings have a much better chance of becoming established before they have to face the stress of heat next summer. Wait until spring to fertilize unless a soil test shows deficiencies of potas-
sium or phosphorous. Winter weeds will soon start coming up in lawns as nighttime temperatures drop to between 55 and 60 degrees. Pre-emergent herbicide can be placed over the top of the grass now to stop them from sprouting. It is so much easier to prevent them than to eradicate them after they emerge. Low nitrogen lawn winterizer is helpful if applied now. Plant cool season annuals and perennials in mid- to late October. Refresh beds with compost and other organic material prior to planting. Pansy, viola, snapdragon, See To-do, Page D3.
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If you’re happy and you know it, do you tweet? Study finds people tend to wake up in good mood, happiest on weekends
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Timothy and Tracy Rodemeyer, whose teenage son, Jamey, committed suicide
With N.Y. teen’s suicide comes spotlight, caution BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Taunted since grade school for hanging out with girls, 14-yearold Jamey Rodemeyer told his parents things were finally getting better since high school started. Meanwhile, on a blog his parents didn’t know about, he posted increasingly desperate notes ruminating on suicide, bullying, homophobia and pop singer Lady Gaga. A few days later, he hanged himself outside his home in suburban Buffalo, quickly gaining a fame like that described in one of his idol’s songs. Activists, journalists and Gaga herself seized on the suicide, decrying the loss of another promising life to bullying. A cherubic school picture of him pervaded the Internet and television, as well as a video he had posted earlier about his experience. But what the incomplete and conflicting portrait of Rodemeyer’s life did not convey were the complexities of the teenage mind and the reality that bullying is rarely the sole factor at work. It also highlighted the risk of creating an icon at the price of glamorizing suicide as an option for other bullied or attention-seeking teens. “If we portray it as something that is admirable and very sympathetic, vulnerable youth might hear that as, ‘Look at the attention this case is getting and everyone is feeling sorry and praising this individual,’ and it can form a narrative that can be compelling,” said Ann Haas, senior project specialist at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Like in other prominent teenage deaths linked to bullying or intimidation — notably Phoebe Prince, an Irish immigrant in Massachusetts taunted by classmates after she dated a popular boy, and Tyler Clementi, a Rutgers University freshman whose roommate is accused of spying on his same-sex encounter via
webcam — police are investigating to see whether any bullying const i t u t e d a crime. Tracy RodeJamey Rodemeyer meyer said her son was hurt deeply by words from the time he was very young. Boys started picking on him in elementary school, she said. By middle school, the bullying was overwhelming, she said. His friends would report the abuse, and school officials would pull the boy and the bullies into the office. Rodemeyer also regularly saw a school social worker, who would call his mother after meetings. “People would be like ‘faggot, fag,’ and they’d taunt me in the hallways and I felt like I could never escape it,” he said in a YouTube video posted in May as part of columnist Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” project, which seeks to give voices and hope to bullied gay and lesbian teenagers. The teen’s video has now been viewed more than a million times. He had talked about suicide in the past but denied recently that the bullying had carried over to high school, which he started shortly before his death, his mother said. His parents monitored his Facebook posts but said they didn’t know about a separate Tumblr blog, on which he identified himself as gay, filled with troubling posts like “Stop bullying people. Maybe they won’t commit suicide” and “Ugh today makes me wanna kill myself.” His final blog and Twitter posts on Sept. 18, the day he died, thanked Gaga. He also wrote: “I pray the fame won’t take my life,” possibly a reference to her song and album “The Fame.”
To-do Continued from Page D1. diascia, nemesia, calendula, lobelia and dianthus are excellent choices for dramatic fall color in beds and container plantings. Light frosts will not damage any of these if they are planted in well-drained soil and full sun. Get the most from mass plantings in strategic spots near a front door or patio. Snapdragons need some extra protection if temperatures drop suddenly below freezing as do their cousins, nemesia and diascia. Diascia are growing in popularity due to their long flowering season lasting from early fall into midsummer. Potted chrysanthemums can also add color inside or out and can be planted in the garden after blooming for future fall color. Spring flowering bulbs are available in nurseries now for fall planting. Early and
midseason blooming varieties do best in our area, and they should be planted a little shallower than what is recommended for northern gardeners. None should be deeper than a couple of inches, according to Mississippi State University horticulturist Donna Beliech. Tulips need 10 weeks to 12 weeks of chilling prior to planting, and hyacinths need about eight. Both should be treated as annuals in our growing zone. Massed plantings of 50 or more bulbs in a single color make the most effective plantings in a landscape. •
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.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter confirms it: People tend to wake up in a good mood and are happiest on weekends. The fast-paced forum is offering scientists a peek at real-time, presumably littlefiltered human behavior and thoughts. Cornell University researchers turned to the microblog to study mood and found a pretty consistent pattern. The researchers analyzed English-language tweets from 2.4 million people in 84 countries, more than 500 million of the brief, conversation-like exchanges sent over two years. They used a computer program that searched for words indicating positive mood — happy, enthusiastic, brilliant — or negative mood — sad, anxious, fear.
Unless you’re a night owl, a positive attitude peaks early in the morning and again near midnight, but starts to dip midmorning before rising again in the evening. What they found: Unless you’re a night owl, a positive attitude peaks early in the morning and again near midnight, but starts to dip midmorning before rising again in the evening. Aha, you might think, going to work and related hassles like traffic explain that pattern. After all, there was more positive tweeting on the weekend, even though the morning peak of happy tweets occurred two hours later, probably because people slept late. Not quite. Work-related
stress might play some role but it can’t explain why that same midday dip occurs on the weekend, too, said lead researcher Scott Golder, a Cornell graduate student. Instead, the pattern probably is due to the effects of sleep and our 24-hour biological clock, the so-called circadian rhythms that signal when it’s time to sleep and to wake, Golder and Cornell sociologist Michael Macy reported. Their study appeared in today’s edition of the journal Science. The researchers also exam-
ined tweets in the United Arab Emirates, where Friday and Saturday are considered the weekend. Sure enough, they found the same daily pattern, even though the workday tends to begin earlier there than in the West, and the same weekend pattern. Previous research has linked the biological clock and mood, but was based mostly on small studies of American college students. There are cautions about studying Twitter postings, too: Their authors tend to be younger than the general population, and might be more affluent, better educated and different in yet-to-be-discovered ways. Still, the study’s bigger message is about the scientific potential of social media, Macy said.
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