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Sunday | March 10, 2019

Passing the WorkKeys

Eight hopefuls sit for workplace assessment test

A ‘Hopefully, it will be the


first step to a career
morning, with better pay and
test proctor
Terry more stability’
Logan Kendall Minor of Columbus
escorted on passing the WorkKeys test
eight peo-
ple from
tion, Jackson hoped the test would
the lobby Slim Smith bolster his chances of landing a po-
at East
sition at PACCAR. Minor needed to
pass the test to qualify for EMCC’s
Community College to a classroom
welding program.
equipped with desktop computers, a Brandi Kelly, 25, of Columbus,
calculator and pencil and paper. needed to pass the test to qualify for
I was clearly the oldest of the EMCC’s medical billing program.
eight people taking the WorkKeys For each, Thursday was the
test, but that wasn’t the only thing culmination of 10 or more hours of
that distinguished me from the online practice tests to which those
others. who sign up for the WorkKeys have
I was taking the test to take it. access.
The others, ranging from There in the quiet of the
21-year-old Jarvis Jackson to classroom, we listened as Logan
30-year-old Kendall Minor, were explained how to access the test
taking the test to “make it.” questions through passwords.
Although WorkKeys is not Then, we began the test.
required as part of the job applica- See SLIMANTICS, 3A

Jessika Hayes,
Planting a seed: Coding Academy students
a student at
Golden Triangle teach fifth graders basic coding skills
Coding Academy
and Columbus By ISABELLE ALTMAN emy, stood at the head of a a certain direction depending
Municipal School “maze” — laid out with tape on which key on the remote
District coding on the auditorium floor — as control Richardson tapped,
and STEM intern, Friday morning the audi- a group of fifth graders fanned with the ultimate goal being
works on a com- torium at Franklin Elementa- out beside him. Some of them that the remote control could
puter program ry School was filled with the had their attention focused on direct the robot through the
to code robots chatter of students — and the a remote control in Richard- maze.
during CMSD’s buzzing of robots those stu-
coding week at son’s hand. Others were look- The ball rolled to the end of
Franklin Ele- dents helped program. ing at a small round robot at the first stretch of the maze,
mentary School Quinn Richardson, an the start of the maze. made a sharp left and then
Friday morning. eight-month student of the The fifth graders had pro- continued on, always turning
Isabelle Altman/Dispatch Staff Golden Triangle Coding Acad- grammed the robot to move in See Coding, 6A

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The Starkville Yellow Jackets
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2A Sunday, March 10 2019 The Dispatch •

Say What?
Did you hear? “Leaders on the left and the right are using this phenomenon
Bill Shine resigns from White as a way of drumming up support, claiming they’re victims.”
Deborah Lipstadt, a history professor at Emory University, on
the intensifying national debate over Israel. Story, 5A.
House communications post
Former Fox News executive will join Ask Rufus
the president’s re-election campaign
By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press on condi-
The Associated Press tion of anonymity.
The announcement
WASHINGTON — Bill took many in the West
Shine, a former Fox News Wing by surprise, though
executive who took over as there were signs of unrest
President Donald Trump’s lately. Shine did not join
communications director Trump on his high-stakes
last summer, exited the trip to Vietnam for a sum-
White House on Friday, the mit with North Korea’s
latest person to step away Kim Jong Un.
from a job that has become Still, Trump said in a
a revolving door within the statement: “We will miss
turbulent West Wing. him in the White House,
Shine will join the pres- but look forward to work-
ident’s Republican re-elec- ing together on the 2020
tion campaign, the White Presidential Campaign,
House said in a laudato- where he will be totally in-
ry statement that quot- volved.”
ed Trump and other top Shine was Sean Han-
White House officials. nity’s top producer for
When Shine joined the several years at Fox News
administration, he was Channel, rising to network
viewed as an experienced leadership when founding
hand whose television ex- chief executive Roger Ailes
perience could help shape was forced out following
Trump’s message. But like sexual misconduct allega-
others before him, Shine tions. Shine wasn’t accused Courtesy photo
was forced to grapple with of such misdeeds, but he Gee’s Bend, Alabama, quilters Mary Ann Pettway, left, and China Pettway display a quilt made by Mary Ann.
a president who preferred was named in lawsuits Both Mary Ann and China have exhibited quilts at the Smithsonian Institution.
to run his own communica- as someone who tried to

The Masterpieces of Gee’s Bend

tions strategy via tweet. In keep a lid on allegations
recent weeks, Trump had of bad workplace behavior
expressed frustration that instead of trying to root it
Shine had not done more out.

to improve his press cover- He was known as Ailes’ t began quilts in the
age, said two people close operations man and enforc- with a box collection of
to the president who were er, the one who tried to put of scraps the Smithso-
not authorized to speak his boss’ directives into ac- of fabric, a nian Insti-
publicly and spoke to The tion. prayer and tution. The
the blessing significance
of hands, and of this retreat
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n n Download forms at www. We were at the Missis- Alabama River across sippi Episcopal Church’s from Camden. Its story
Gray Conference Center begins with the 1816
Physical address: 516 Main St., Columbus, MS 39701 where a Gee’s Bend plantation of Joseph Gee
Quilting Retreat was which in 1845 was sold to
Mailing address: P.O. Box 511, Columbus, MS 39703-0511 Mark Pettway. The plan-
Starkville Office: 101 S. Lafayette St. #16, Starkville, MS 39759 I was dropping some tation was said to have
papers off at the Gray grown to have over 100
Center office when the enslaved persons. After Courtesy photo
SUBSCRIPTIONS center’s director, Su- the Civil War many of the Quilters from England, the Netherlands, Canada
former slaves remained and 20 states attended the Gee’s Bend Quilting
san Merrill, reminded
HOW TO SUBSCRIBE me that this was the as sharecroppers and Retreat at the Mississippi Episcopal Church’s Gray
took the name Pettway. Conference Center near Canton. Squares of fabric
By phone................................. 662-328-2424 or 877-328-2430 weekend of the quilting were taped to the wall to form the pattern that would
Online.......................................... retreat. It was not just Life was hard for the become a quilt.
any retreat but a Gee’s tenants but family values
RATES Bend retreat. were strong. Their route The women of Gee’s olis Museum of Art and
Daily home delivery + unlimited online access*..........$13.50/mo. My knowledge of to Camden, the county Bend created and passed the Smithsonian Institu-
Sunday only delivery + unlimited online access*...........$8.50/mo. quilts is that I know seat of Wilcox County, on to their children and tion.
Daily home delivery only*.................................................$12/mo. what I like and not much was by ferry across the grandchildren their own The retreat at the
Online access only*.......................................................$8.95/mo. more, but I knew about Alabama River. By the style of mixing tradition- Gray Center was not just
1 month daily home delivery................................................... $12 Gee’s Bend, Alabama. late 1930s, federal assis- al American folk patterns about making quilts. It
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* EZ Pay rate requires automatic processing of credit or debit card. ly unique quilts. Mary Bend and during the ate their unique quilts. with your hands and
Ann Pettway and China 1940s many were able to China said she was using cast-off rags and
Pettway are members of purchase the land they taught by her mother cloth to make something
The Commercial Dispatch (USPS 142-320) the Gee’s Bend Quilting had been farming. to quilt at the age of 7, that is a beautiful work of
Published daily except Saturday. Entered at the post office at Columbus, Mississippi.
Collective and Mary Ann Around 1960 many but it wasn’t just for the Art which expresses the
Periodicals postage paid at Columbus, MS
POSTMASTER, Send address changes to: is the Collective Manag- residents began partici- beauty of the quilt. It was vision of its maker. It is
The Commercial Dispatch, P.O. Box 511, Columbus, MS 39703
er. They both have dis- pating in the Civil Rights as much for its warmth passing on Gee’s Bend’s
Published by Commercial Dispatch Publishing Company Inc.,
516 Main St., Columbus, MS 39703 played quilts at and have movement and took the on a cold night. old tradition of turning
ferry to Camden to regis- Mary Ann said she scraps of cloth into both
FIVE-DAY FORECAST FOR THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE ter to vote. Then in 1962 was 11 when under her useful and beautiful
the ferry was shut down. mother’s watchful eye, quilts for home and fami-
It would be 2006 before a she made her first quilt. ly. As described at the re-
new modern ferry would A quilt Mary Ann made treat: “Gee’s Bend quilts
be in full operation. from scraps of a postal transform recycled work
TODAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY The isolation that the worker’s uniform is on clothes and dresses, feed
Clouds breaking for Rather cloudy Considerable cloudiness Mostly cloudy and Periods of rain and a
some sun breezy thunderstorm community experienced display at the Smithso- sacks and fabric rem-
allowed the quilts made nian. nants to sophisticated
71° 49° 65° 47° 70° 55° 72° 64° 75° 51°
there to reflect unique A New York Times design vessels of cultural
ALMANAC DATA designs. The special review of a Gee’s Bend survival and continuing
Columbus through 3 p.m. Saturday
character of the Gee’s quilt exhibit at the portraits of the women’s
Saturday 74° 64° Bend community had Whitney Museum of identities.”
Normal 66° 42° been recognized as American Art described The retreat began
Record 83° (1974) 27° (2008)
PRECIPITATION (in inches) early as the 1930s and them as a “version of with a prayer over each
24 hours through 3 p.m. Sat. 0.06 the Library of Congress Matisse arising in the person’s hands. A prayer
Month to date 2.14 has a large collection of South” and “some of the which we might all take
Normal month to date 1.55
Year to date 18.34 photographs taken there most miraculous works to heart. “We ask for
Normal year to date 12.43 around 1937. It was prob- of modern art America your blessings upon our
TOMBIGBEE RIVER STAGES ably a New York Times has produced.” The hands. Hands that will be
In feet as of Flood 24-hr. article in 1969 that first quilts have been exhib- about your work. Hands
7 a.m. Sat. Stage Stage Chng.
Amory 20 12.59 -0.81 opened the nation’s eyes ited in museums across which will spread love
Bigbee 14 8.27 -1.76 Shown are today’s noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. to the unique beautiful America including the and compassion in your
Columbus 15 7.87 -0.63 Showers T-Storms Rain Flurries Snow Ice Cold Warm Stationary quilts made there by
Jetstream Museum of Fine Arts in world.”
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The test is divided students can re-take a
into three sections — section at the cost of $20.
applied math, workplace “Our goal is to get
documents and graphic everyone who takes the
literacy. Each section has test where they need to
38 questions and test-tak- be,” Huerkamp said.
ers are given 55 minutes Tests are conducted
to complete each section. twice a week at EMCC
From the first ques- and at least once a month
tion of the first section on a Saturday, based on
until the last question of demand. High school
the last section, it’s clear students throughout the
everything is devoted to Golden Triangle also take
real-life work situations. the test.
For example, math In addition, some
questions are presented companies such as
as word problems related PACCAR use a different
to a job situation. They version of the WorkKeys
range from the simplest test to assess employees
math to conversions for promotions or new
to and from the metric Slim Smith/Dispatch Staff Slim Smith/Dispatch Staff
system. Jarvis Jackson, 21, of Columbus, holds his test results Kendall Minor, 30, of Columbus, said passing the Work-
from Thursday’s WorkKeys test. Jackson hopes passing Keys test will allow him to enroll in EMCC’s welding Minor emerged from
The workplace docu- his short conversation
the test will help his chances of landing a job at PACCAR. program, which begins on April 6.
ments section requires with Logan clearly
the test-taker to glean Upon completing my documents and graphics pleased.
from the material es- tests, Logan stepped literacy, but fell just short “I got the score I need-
sential facts related to outside the classroom, in applied math. ed,” the Starkville native
specific questions. In the briefly explaining my test “I’m a little disappoint- said. “Now, I can move on
graphics literacy section, results. ed, but not too much,” to the next step.”
test-takers must be able “You got pretty close said Kelly, who currently Minor has previously
to analyze a wide range of to platinum,” she said. works as a waitress. “I attended EMCC to study
different types of graphics The range of possible knew the math part was business, but it wasn’t
to answer questions. scores are 65 to 90. going to be hard. Math a good fit. He currently
Tests are graded on In applied math, I has always been hard for sells insurance, but now
four levels — bronze, scored an 82 — metric me.” that he’s passed the
silver, gold and platinum. conversions were my For those who, like WorkKeys test he’s qual-
Silver is considered a undoing. I also scored an Kelly, fall short, EMCC ified to pursue a career
passing grade. 82 in graphics literacy, provides chances to change.
The scoring system, which might have been
Huerkamp said, is de- retake the test — or “I hope to get into the
better if I paid attention individual sections of welding program here,”
signed to determine what to the time limit. Of the
jobs a test-taker can be the test. Huerkamp said he said. “It starts April 6,
three sections, it was EMCC can also provide so I’m all set. Hopefully,
expected to perform. the one section that I
“If you score at a tutoring for would-be it will be the first step to
failed to complete all the test-takers. a career with better pay
bronze level, you’re going questions (answering 35 Slim Smith/Dispatch Staff
to be great at about 15 Test proctor Terry Logan goes over the results of the The test costs $50, but and more stability.”
of 38).
percent of the jobs,” I scored the highest WorkKeys test with Brandi Kelly, who plans to enroll
Huerkamp said. “At silver, in EMCC’s medical billing program. Kelly will need to
— an 87 — in workplace retake the math section of the test, but said she’s con-
you should be able to documents.
perform about 65 percent fident she’ll pass that section on her next try. “I was
Those scores qualified pretty close, so I’m not too disappointed,” she said.
of the jobs. At gold, you’re me for gold status in all
capable of handing 80 to three sections. needs them sooner. pretty good about it. Now,
85 percent of the jobs. If Logan said I could Jackson, the third to the next step is applying
you get a platinum, you expect to receive my finish the test, said he got at PACCAR.
can probably knock it out WorkKeys certificate in what he came for. “I’m happy to get this,”
of the park in just about about a week, although “I needed a silver and he added. “It will open
any job.” the certificate can be was able to get it,” said the door, I hope.”
downloaded and printed the Columbus native. For Kelly, the results
The scores from the ACT website “Some of the test was were mixed.
Full disclosure: I didn’t 48 hours after taking hard, but I had used the She got the silver she
knock it out of the park. the test for anyone who practice test and felt needed in workplace

Wrongful-death lawsuit filed in Alabama

on behalf of aborted embryo
Suit filed against Alabama Women’s The abortion pill is legal.
Magers’ attorney, J.
of the Alabama Women’s
Center, said in a state-
Center for Reproductive Alternatives Brent Helms, told The As- ment that the lawsuit
sociated Press on Friday “seeks to undermine a
By KIM CHANDLER which the ruling applies that Magers disagreed woman’s fundamental
The Associated Press is unlikely to persevere in with his girlfriend’s deci- right to abortion.”
the face of the Supreme sion to have an abortion “This is yet one more
Court’s 1973 decision le- and tried to talk her out of attempt to harass and in-
— An Alabama probate
galizing abortion. it. She was 17 at the time timidate abortion provid-
judge has recognized the
legal rights of an aborted Ryan Magers, 21, filed and he was 19, Helms ers. While anti-abortion
embryo just months after the wrongful-death suit said. opponents hope to push
voters approved a state in February against the “He wanted to be abortion care out of reach
constitutional amend- Alabama Women’s Cen- a father to his child,” in Alabama, we remain
ment recognizing the ter for Reproductive Al- Helms said. “He says no steadfast in our commit-
rights of the unborn. ternatives, which he says father should have to go ment to serving the wom-
A civil rights attor- prescribed an abortion through this.” en of our state,” Johnson
ney said the lawsuit to pill to his ex-girlfriend. Dalton Johnson, owner said.

Around the state

No more donated socks Johnson says inmates ton Finch was sentenced a blood-covered Finch
now must buy underwear, Thursday on second-de- standing over Stewart’s
for inmates after drugs socks and T-shirts from gree murder charges. body.
sewn into pair the jail commissary. Finch was convicted Finch showed officers
TUPELO — Friends The sheriff says the of shooting Amy Renee a single-barrel shotgun,
and relatives of inmates jail previously allowed Stewart on Dec. 31, 2016. initially saying the gun
in a northeast Mississippi people to bring Bibles to Authorities say sher- fired by accident. He later
jail can no longer bring inmates, but stopped that iff’s deputies arrived at a told deputies he and Stew-
them clothing after drugs too after finding a weapon
house near Pelahatchie art argued over the pizza,
were found hidden in hidden in one and cocaine
some clothes. to find the door open and and Finch shot her.
sewn into another.
Local news outlets re-
port Lee County Sheriff
Jim Johnson changed the
Man gets 30 years in
policy after finding nar- prison for shooting
cotics sewn into socks. wife in pizza fight
Officials are charging BRANDON — A Mis-
a woman, 22-year-old sissippi man has been
Emily Yingling of Blue sentenced to 30 years in
Springs, with introducing prison for shooting and
contraband into a jail. Two killing his wife after an
inmates also face charges argument over heating a
— 27-year-old James Ea- pizza.
ton of Saltillo and 38-year- Rankin County District
old Randell Button of Blue Attorney John Bramlett
Springs. It’s unclear if any Jr. tells media outlets that
of the three has a lawyer 54-year-old John Pres-
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Our View

Roses and thorns

A rose to on a long-term basis and will during a Thursday “Lunch and the process and present their ly, it will improve emergency
a community ensure that people with needs Learn” session. Mayor Lynn own ideas and suggestions. response efforts throughout
organization that don’t fall through the cracks or Spruill gave a presentation the county.
hopes to assist lose access to help long-term. — the same that consultant A rose to
in the recovery The CBRC will appoint volun- Mike Slaughter, who has been Mississippi State A rose to
from the Feb. 23 teer members to one of several working with the city since it University for its the Starkville
storm, working with local agen- subcommittees, which will began its annexation study, donation of a bus High School
cies and organizations while focus on everything from man- presented to aldermen in early to the Oktibbeha boys basketball
sustaining support for the re- aging state and federal funds, February — during the Lunch County Emer- team, which
covery effort after state and na- deciding how they are best and Learn. The presentation gency Management Agency to played Meridian
tional relief organizations have used, coordinating volunteers, touched on a variety of topics, be used as a mobile command Saturday evening in Jackson
left. The Community-based writing grants for additional from how Starkville’s popula- center. MSU donated the bus for the State 6A championship.
Recovery Committee will recovery efforts, and helping tion will change to the number — a 24-passenger Goshen The Yellow Jackets advance to
organize as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, those affected with long- and and type of housing units Coach that was in service from the title game by holding off
allowing it to receive govern- short-term needs. in the proposed annexation 1996-2018 — on Friday. The Brandon, 64-61 Wednesday
ment funds and grants. It will area, to the number of street bus could serve as a workspace as SHS ran its record to 29-1.
include volunteers from non- A rose to lights needed for the new area for events ranging from storm Starkville and Meridian will be
profits, agencies and religious the Greater and how much sales and ad responses to search and rescue familiar foes in the title game.
groups to coordinate issue-spe- Starkville valorem taxes it’s expected operations. It can be used for On Nov. 8, the Yellow Jackets
cific volunteers and comple- Development to generate. The success of anything that would require defeated Meridian, 60-53 in
ment and supplement existing Partnership and an annexation relies heavily OCEMA officials to be on the second game of the season.
recovery programs. CBRC will Starkville offi- on support from those most the scene, making their work Win or lose, making it to the
coordinate volunteers and man- cials for providing the public an affected by those plans, so it’s more efficient and timely. We title game is a notable achieve-
age recovery efforts, including opportunity to listen, learn and important that citizens have applaud the university for their ment. Congratulations, Yellow
home repairs and rebuilding, ask questions about annexation the opportunity to understand generous donation. Ultimate- Jackets!

Letters to the editor

Voice of the people
Does Columbus have a spending freeze?
While some travel expense has been reduced,
the Columbus city council voted 4-2 in favor of
spending $100,000 to a company to study the
street light needs of our fair city. Anyone driving
at night around the city can see the difference
between LED street lights and the old incandes-
cent ones. Paying that sum of money for a study,
when we have a $880,000 deficit in spending,
seems like some are not thinking rationally about
our finances. Several weeks ago a lady gave a
very passionate plea for a speed bump in her
neighborhood and was turned down due to the
spending freeze. What has changed? The motion
to table the street light issue was a reasonable
motion. Do we have only two councilmen that are
interested in getting our city finances back in
control? Those in government have a saying, “a
million here, a million there, soon you’re talking
about real money.” Is this the case in the “Friend-
ly City”? We can’t seem to keep up with the
drainage, street repairs and other general upkeep
now. The storm clean up is going to cost a lot,
even if we get reimbursed for part of it. I just have
a problem spending money we don’t have, unless
there is money the elected officials have that they
are not telling the public about. By the way, how
big is the city reserve? Now the city’s financial
mystery has changed to an “investigative pro-
ceeding.” Let’s have a little transparency.
I have one other beef with a decision the
council just made on the termination of Inves-
tigator Adams. The vote was 4-2. Do we have 2
councilmen that condone what could be classified
Local voices
as embezzlement, the use of city vehicle on city
time to interview for another job in another town?
Having worked closely with the police depart-
Area school kids learning life
ment for two-plus years, maybe I expect too much
out of our officers. They have overcome a lot
in the department and are almost at the autho-
lessons playing chess
rized number of 70. If an officer wants to better On a recent Monday children were getting I have been teaching chess for
themselves, I have no problem, but do it on your afternoon, I am stand- in line to leave. A child nearly three decades. There is no
own time and own dime as they say. In closing, I ing in front of a large whispered to me, “I greater feeling than to see a child
support our police department, they do a job that demonstration board love chess.” grasp a chess concept or solve
takes a special calling to do. I know that if I need displaying knights, On Sundays, thanks a problem. Their eyes light up.
them, all I’ve gotta do is make a call. Thank you! bishops, pawns, and to the efforts of En- They become confident. I know
God Bless America and Columbus. other chess pieces in glish teacher and chess first-hand how that confidence
Lee Roy Lollar a famous pattern. A sponsor Scott Curtis, will impact other areas of their
Columbus white rook is giving I teach a group of stu- lives.
check to a black king. dents at the Mississippi Chess has many benefits for
In front of me are School for Mathemat- children. When they enter the
MUW name about 14 students from ics and Science. world of chess, they learn sports-
Help me out with this people: Why is MUW still Annunciation Catholic Isaac Miller The small group of manship, problem-solving skills,
called Mississippi University for Women when you School. high school students study techniques and tenacity. As
have men attending there? I would hate to be ap- I ask the class, “How does spend part of their weekend going they improve, their confidence
plying for a job and my boss say, “You went to wom- black get out of the check?” About over the patterns, openings, and grows. Also, chess is a way chil-
en’s college and you are a man?” This just does not six hands shoot up. The children, endings. They tell me they play dren with a competitive streak
make any sense to me. straining and contorting their and practice during the week, can channel their ambition into
Mike Willis bodies to get their hand as high as which might be why they have positive growth.
Columbus it can go; all have an answer. progressed so far in so short a I too fell in love with the game
I point to 8-year-old Amy Can- period. At a recent scholastic state when I was a child. It can never be
cellare. “The king can flee,” she tournament, they took home four truly mastered and thus has pro-
says. of the top five places. Several of vided me with endless room for
“Correct,” I say. “And who can them will retain a passion for the improvement as I uncovered layer
remember the three ways to get game their whole life. upon layer of the Royal Game’s
out of check?” Answers burst out On Thursdays, I teach an complexity. I studied every day,
Our View: Local Editorials from the children. “Capture.” after-school chess class at Colum- finally reaching number 18 in the
Local editorials appearing in this space represent the
opinion of the newspaper’s editorial board: Birney ”Block.” “Flee.” bus High School, with the help of country for players under 21 years
Imes, editor and publisher; Peter Imes, general manag- I am proud of them. They are music instructor, Doug Browning. old.
er; Slim Smith and senior newsroom staff. To inquire quick studies. On the first Thursday class, we A few months ago, I partnered
about a meeting with the board, please contact Peter On Mondays and Wednesdays, only had three students. Within with an anonymous benefactor,
Imes at 662-328-2424, or e-mail voice@cdispatch. I teach chess at Annunciation a couple weeks, that number has who like me, would like to see
com. Catholic School. Last December, doubled. the game more prevalent in area
when I offered to teach a chess I anticipate the number grow- schools. Chess has had a pro-
Voice of the People class at ACS, Marketing Director ing even each week, as the kids in foundly beneficial impact on my
We encourage you to share your opinion with readers Katie Fenstermacher and Princi- the class share their enthusiasm life. We believe it can have that
of The Dispatch. pal Joni House were quick to jump for the game with their friends. same impact on area schoolchil-
Submit your letter to The Dispatch by: at the opportunity. I was amazed at how quickly dren.
E-mail: Through their efforts and those students grasped concepts such D. Isaac Miller has been playing
Mail: P.O. Box 511, Columbus, MS 39703 of parents like Amy’s mother, as “smothered mate” and “de- chess since he was 5 and compet-
In person: 516 Main St., Columbus, or 101 S. Lafay- Nichole Cancellare, the children flection.” They began to change ing in tournaments since he was
ette St., No. 16, Starkville.
have found a new passion. Their their openings around, no longer a teenager. A nationally ranked
All letters must be signed by the author and must
include town of residence and a telephone number for love for chess and knowledge of moving the rook pawns, but rather player, Miller has recently moved to
verification purposes. Letters should be no more than the game has, in just two months, attempting to control the center of Columbus to join his brother who
500 words, and guest columns should be 500-700 grown quickly. the board and activate their pieces recently retired from the Air Force.
words. We reserve the right to edit submitted informa- After one Wednesday class, as I quickly. Chess is helping them Miller’s email address is dmillere-
tion. was putting up the pieces and the develop problem-solving skills.
The Dispatch • Sunday, March 10, 2019 5A

Trump surveys Alabama devastation, pays respects to victims

‘We saw things that you wouldn’t believe’ people, including four children
and a couple in their 80s, with
wife held hands as they paused
in front of each of the markers.
had just handed food to “have a
good time.”
President Donald Trump ten victims belonging to a sin- Trump shook his head as he This time, however, Trump
gle extended family. stood in front of one, which had appeared to avoid any such dis-
By JILL COLVIN wouldn’t believe,” said Trump,
and JAY REEVES The trip was a familiar one been decorated with a tiny pair tractions aside from some hub-
overlooking a debris field
The Associated Press for Trump, who, now in the of children’s sneakers. bub caused by his decision to
strewn with branches and oth-
third year of his presidency, has Trump has, at times, strug- sign Bibles, which Providence
er wreckage in Beauregard,
BEAUR E- traveled to the sites of numer- gled with his role as consol- Baptist Church had been dis-
which bore the brunt of Sun- ous disasters and tragedies, in- er-in-chief during trips to
GARD, Ala. — day’s storm. Mangled metal tributing, along with clothing
Standing near cluding hurricanes, shootings survey damage and meet with and other supplies, including
siding, wood planks, piping and and wildfires. tragedy victims. He memora-
the slab that’s all electric wires lay strewn on the diapers, toiletries and personal
that is left of one The day began with an aerial bly tossed paper towels into a
ground, along with remnants of care products.
survey of the area by helicopter, crowd as he surveyed damage
family’s garage, everyday life: clothing, a sofa, Before signing autographs or
which flew over swaths of land following hurricanes in Puerto
President Donald a bottle of Lysol cleaner and a posing for photos with the vol-
where trees had been flattened. Rico — a move that some saw
Trump on Friday Trump welcome mat encrusted with Trump and his wife, Melania, as inappropriate given the cir- unteers there, Trump thanked
surveyed the dev- dirt. also visited a church serving cumstances — and marveled law enforcement officials and
astation wrought by a powerful Trump and the first lady as a makeshift disaster relief at a yacht that floodwaters had other first responders, as well
tornado that ripped through a spent the afternoon meeting center for survivors. He later deposited on a family’s proper- as Homeland Security Sec-
rural Alabama town, uprooting with survivors, victims’ fam- observed a moment of silence ty during a trip to the Carolinas. retary Kirstjen Nielsen, who
trees, tearing homes from their ilies and volunteers trying to before white wooden crosses “At least you got a nice boat oversees the Federal Emergen-
foundations and killing nearly rebuild after the massive torna- commemorating each of the out of the deal,” Trump told the cy Management Agency, which
two dozen people. do carved a path of destruction victims. family. He was caught on cam- is assisting state and local re-
“We saw things that you nearly a mile wide, killing 23 Head bowed, Trump and his era telling a person to whom he sponse efforts.

Omar furor reflects intensifying As budget deficit rises,

national debate over Israel few in Washington
‘Leaders on the left and the right are using this Omar, a freshman congress-
woman from Minnesota, sparked
seem to care
phenomenon as a way of drumming up support, turmoil within the Democratic cau-
cus with her criticisms of Israel and
Treasury Department figures
claiming they’re victims.’ suggestions that Israel’s supporters
wanted lawmakers to pledge “alle-
show a 77 percent spike in the
Deborah Lipstadt, a history professor at Emory University
giance” to a foreign country. Divid- deficit over the first four months
By DAVID CR ARY tered with tough responses, and ed Democrats eventually drafted a
AP National Writer efforts to reconcile the differences resolution that condemned a wide of the budget year
have gained little traction. range of bigotry and did not men-
NEW YORK — tion Omar by name. By ANDREW TAYLOR
Among those fearing escalation
For Congress, the al- One of the first two Muslim wom- The Associated Press
is Deborah Lipstadt, a history pro-
legations of anti-Sem- en in Congress, Omar supports a
fessor at Emory University and au- WASHINGTON — The federal budget deficit is
itism directed toward contentious part of the overall dis-
thor of a new book, “Antisemitism: ballooning on President Donald Trump’s watch and
Rep. Ilhan Omar have pute — the Boycott, Divestment,
no precedent. Yet on Here and Now,” about the recent few in Washington seem to care.
Sanctions movement, or BDS,
college campuses, in resurgence of anti-Semitism in the which promotes various forms of And even if they did, the political dynamics that
state legislatures and United States and Europe. She calls boycotts against Israel. enabled bipartisan deficit-cutting deals decades ago
in many other venues Omar herself an optimist, but she says it’s Some celebrities — including has disappeared, replaced by bitter partisanship and
nationwide, the polarized debate hard to be hopeful in the current po- actress Natalie Portman and singer chronic dysfunction.
about Israel is a familiar conflict litical climate. Lana Del Ray — have withdrawn That’s the reality that will greet Trump’s latest
and likely to intensify in the months “Leaders on the left and the right from appearances in Israel in re- budget , which will promptly be shelved after landing
and years ahead. are using this phenomenon as a way cent months out of concern over with a thud on Monday. Like previous spending blue-
Fueled by a wave of youthful ac- of drumming up support, claiming Israeli policies. Several scholarly prints, Trump’s plan for the 2020 budget year will
tivists, including many Jews align- they’re victims,” she said. “I fear it associations, including the Ameri- propose cuts to many domestic programs favored by
ing with Muslims, criticism of Isra- will get far worse before it gets bet- can Studies Association and the As- lawmakers in both parties but leave alone politically
el’s policies toward the Palestinians ter.” sociation for Asian American Stud- popular retirement programs such as Medicare and
has grown in volume and scope, Congress has never experienced ies, have supported an academic Social Security.
with persistent calls for boycotts this kind of furor involving a Mus- boycott, even as other associations Washington probably with devote months wres-
and disinvestment. Pro-Israel orga- lim member accused of anti-Semi- and academic leaders have opposed tling over erasing the last remnants of a failed 2011
nizations and politicians have coun- tism. that campaign. budget deal that would otherwise cut core Pentagon
operations by $71 billion and domestic agencies and
foreign aid by $55 billion. Top lawmakers are pushing
for a reprise of three prior deals to use spending cuts
or new revenues and prop up additional spending
rather than defray deficits that are again approach-
ing $1 trillion.
Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify on WikiLeaks It’s put deficit hawks in a gloomy mood.
“The president doesn’t care. The leadership of
the Democratic Party doesn’t care,” said former Sen.
Former Army intelligence analyst has Fifth Amendment right
against self-incrimination.
marshals can handle her
medical care. Prosecutor Judd Gregg, R-N.H. “And social media is in stampede
said she objects to the secrecy of the “I will not participate
in a secret process that I
Tracy McCormick said
the jail and the marshals
Trump’s budget arrives as the latest Treasury
grand jury process morally object to, partic- have assured the govern- Department figures show a 77 percent spike in the
deficit over the first four months of the budget year,
ularly one that has been ment that her medical
By MAT THEW BARAK AT a brief hearing in feder- used to entrap and per- needs can be met. driving by falling revenues and steady growth in
The Associated Press al court in Alexandria Amy Bertsch, spokes- spending.
secute activists for pro-
in which Manning con- woman for the Alexandria Trump’s 2017 tax cut bears much of the blame,
tected political speech,”
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — firmed she has no inten- jail, confirmed Friday along with sharp increases in spending for both the
she said in a statement re-
Former Army intelligence tion of testifying. She told that Manning had been Pentagon and domestic agencies and the growing
leased after she was taken
analyst Chelsea Manning, booked. federal retirement costs of the baby boom generation.
the judge she “will accept into custody.
who served years in pris- whatever you bring upon The judge said she will
on for leaking one of the me.” remain jailed until she
largest troves of classified Manning has said she testifies or until the grand
documents in U.S. history, objects to the secrecy of jury concludes its work.
was sent to jail Friday for the grand jury process Manning’s lawyers had
refusing to testify before and already revealed ev- asked that she be sent to
a grand jury investigating erything she knows at her home confinement in-
WikiLeaks. court-martial. She said stead of the jail because of
U.S. District Judge prosecutors have granted complications she faces in
Claude Hilton ordered her immunity for her tes- receiving gender-affirm-
Manning to jail for civil timony, which eliminates ing medical care.
contempt of court after her ability to invoke her The judge said U.S.
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Continued from Page 1A
left or right in the nick of
time until it reached the
end of the tape.
“That’s it, y’all made it
through the maze,” Rich-
ardson told the students,
giving them all double
high-fives. “Y’all are pro-
grammers. ... That’s pret-
ty cool, right?”
It was the last day of
“coding week,” during
which Richardson and
other students from the
Coding Academy had
been in and out of Colum-
bus Municipal School Dis-
trict elementary schools,
teaching fifth graders
the basics of computer
coding. CMSD hosted a
similar week for second
graders in November.

The ‘language of the

21st century’
The Golden Triangle
Coding Academy is an
11-month program that
teaches coding and oth-
er technological skills to
high school graduates.
The academy’s director
Sarah Lee and instruc-
tor Angela Bluitt worked
with CMSD Superinten-
dent Cherie Labat to have
those student coders go Isabelle Altman/Dispatch Staff
into CMSD’s elementa- Franklin Elementary School fifth graders Xavion Body, Brody Stokes, front, Bryant Jennings and Donquavius Bankhead, back, look on as the
ry schools to teach kids robots, called Finches, perform commands the students programmed them to do in Franklin’s auditorium Friday morning. Students from the
how to program robots Golden Triangle Coding Academy visited each elementary school in the Columbus Municipal School District last week teaching fifth grade
— and hopefully spark students the basics of computer coding.
an interest in computer
coding and other STEM and particularly whether most of the elementary ed in the code itself. has to code those or has volved and want to pur-
(science, technology, en- they might be interest- students. “Some of them get it to develop those,” Aiken sue this as a career,” she
gineering, math) skills, ed in coding, which she “They get really excit- really fast,” he said. “I’m said. “Kids have asked us said. “The tech field is
said CMSD coding and called the “language of ed,” Aiken said. “There’s surprised. I’m learning if we programmed Fort- one of the most lucrative
STEM intern Jessika the 21st Century.” The a lot of different angles more about the program nite (a video game) or fields there is and there’s
Hayes, who helped orga- earlier they’re introduced we come at it from. Some to show them extra stuff.” things like that. I’m like, always space for another
nize the coding weeks. to STEM fields, the more kids are interested in the He said it opens their ‘No, but someone did.’” programmer.
“(We’re explaining likely they are to be confi- color mixing, some kids eyes to a new field they Hayes agreed. “Just plant a seed, and
to the students) how to dent they can be success- are interested in making haven’t been exposed to. “I just want to spark as long as we have pro-
write programs and give ful in those fields, she it drive.” “In our introduction, that fire inside of them grams like this going on,
robots instructions, why said. And still some of the we talk about apps and that makes them ask we’ll water that seed,” she
we have to give them in- “It’s important that fifth graders are interest- games and that someone more questions, get in- added.
structions, what languag- they get exposed to
es they understand and STEM-related fields at
how easy it is to program an early age,” she said.
them,” said Hayes, who is “...The exposure early on
also a student at the Cod- will lead to them having
ing Academy. high self-advocacy as it
The students use relates to technology and
block coding — a coding science.”
language already written The robots used in
— to write directions for the coding weeks were
the robots, programming purchased with $4,000 in
them to move in different donations from Columbus
directions or to flash dif- Light and Water earlier
ferent color lights depend- this year, Labat previous-
ing on the commands. ly told The Dispatch, and
CMSD Superintendent will help teachers imple-
Cherie Labat said the ment coding curricula in
coding weeks, apart from the classrooms.
being a great partner-
ship between the school
district and the Coding ‘Space for another
Academy, will encourage programmer’
young children to think Hayes and Coding
about whether they’re Academy student Kev-
interested in science in Aiken said they had
and technology fields positive responses from

Ole Miss leader: Groups to

weigh in on Confederate statue
By JEFF AMY will ask the College Board
The Associated Press to vote on moving the stat-
ue to a Confederate ceme-
JACKSON — A faculty tery on campus.
group at the University of “This is an important
Mississippi on Thursday decision and issue for our
added its voice to those university,” Sparks said.
asking that a Confeder- “We understand that oth-
ate monument be shifted er campus constituents
from its current spot on are considering resolu-
campus, as the universi- tions.”
ty’s leader said campus Sparks said College
groups’ opinions could Board trustees, who gov-
influence a final decision. ern Mississippi’s eight
Faculty Senate Chair public universities, ulti-
Brice Noonan said that mately must vote to move
body voted unanimously the statue. Sparks said
for a resolution recom- that before any move, the
mending the statue’s re- university must consult
location to a Confederate with the Mississippi De-
cemetery on campus. partment of Archives and
The resolution, similar to History, which regulates
those passed earlier this government construction
week by two student gov- that might affect historic
ernment groups, says the structures. Sparks said
current placement “un- the university also must
dermines our mission to include a justification that
maintain an inclusive and the cemetery is a suitable
safe environment.” location for the statue.
The move came hours A 2004 Mississippi law
after Interim Chancellor says war monuments, in-
Larry Sparks said in a cluding those commem-
statement that he’s wait- orating the Confederacy,
ing on campus groups’ can’t be altered but can be
recommendations on the moved to a “more suitable
issue before deciding if he location.”

Tell your child a bedtime story.

Prep Basketball
THE DISPATCH n CDISPATCH.COM n Sunday, March 10, 2019

YELLOW Jackets sting Meridian for

school’s fourth state championship
By BRANDON SHIELDS before the game ‘we got to be the fourth quarter when the Jackets
Special to the Dispatch tougher team,’” said Starkville would go on a 11-3 run to go up 55-
head coach Greg Carter. “Zeke has 43 and pull away.
JACKSON — Another state title come a long way as a basketball “I told the guys before the game
heading back to the Golden Trian- player and winning this for the se- that this game will have runs and
gle. niors that are like my own kids is every time they have a run, we’ve
Behind the play of Zeke Cook special.” got to stay calm and bounce back
and a late fourth-quarter run, the After the first quarter ended with and respond and that’s what we
30-1 Yellow Jackets were able to the game tied at 9-all, Starkville did,” Carter said. “We knew this
get past Meridian 61-46 to claim opened the second quarter on a 9-2 team could get the job done in
the MHSAA Boys’ Class 6A State run to go up 18-11 and ended the January when we started peaking.
Championship at the Mississippi first half with a 7-point advantage Before the season I didn’t think we
Coliseum Saturday night. (22-15). could, but the kids worked hard and
The 15-point win over Meridian In the third quarter, the Yellow got the job done.”
is Starkville’s (30-1) fourth state Jackets would build a 15-point lead Cook had a game-high 15 points
title in school history and it’s first at 38-23, but Meridian ended the and nine rebounds to lead Starkville
and was named the game’s Most Chris Todd/Special to The Dispatch
state championship since 2015. quarter on a 11-0 run to pull with Starkville’s Albert Plair (24) shoots against Meridian in
“Meridian is a tough team and four points of a tie at 38-34. Valuable Player.
the Class 6A finals of the MHSAA C Spire State Bas-
very well coached and we got a lot Starkville maintained its 4-point “I just had to do what I had to ketball Championships at the Mississippi Coliseum in
of respect for them. I told the guys spread (44-40) midway through the See Starkville, 4B Jackson Saturday.

Prep football Women’s College Basketball

Firm, gritty, stable McCowan leads
Pulphus looks to return pride to Falcon football Mississippi State
By Zack Plair

Under new head coach Joshua Pul-

to SEC finals
phus, there’s no way to know yet what
offensive and defensive schemes the
Columbus High School Falcons will GREENVILLE, S.C. — Teaira McCow-
run this fall. an showed how deadly she can be Satur-
But if Pulphus’ mentor, West Point day when she has a “feel” for the game.
head coach Chris Chambless, taught In the process, the Southeastern Con-
him anything, the character of the ference Player and Defensive Player of the
2019 Falcons is already all but certain. Year pushed the Mississippi State wom-
“They will be a physical, grit- en’s basketball team one step closer to a
ty team,” said Chambless, who has goal that has eluded it for the last three
twice hired Pulphus as an assistant years.
with his storied Green Wave jugger- McCowan had a team-high 27 points
naut, most recently as the tight ends/ and 16 rebounds, while Anriel Howard
offensive line coach in 2018. “Josh will added 19 points and 10 rebounds to power
find a system that suits his talent. But top-seeded MSU to a 71-56 victory against
no matter what, they’re going to block No. 5 seed Missouri in the semifinals of
and they’re going to tackle. If the kids the SEC tournament at Bon Secours Well-
stick with him, and the community ness Arena.
and the administration back him, MSU (29-2) will take on No. 10 seed
things will change for that program Arkansas, which upset No. 3 seed Texas
quick.” A&M 58-51 in the other semifinal, at 1
“Change” is nothing new for Fal- p.m. Sunday (ESPN2). The winner will
con football. When the school dis- receive the SEC’s automatic bid to the
trict’s board of trustees hired Pul- NCAA tournament.
phus Thursday evening, he became “I just had to get a feel for the game,”
the program’s third head coach in said McCowan, the 6-foot-7 senior, who
as many seasons. The changing fac- was 11-for-18 from the field and 5-for-5
es, though, have produced stagnant, from the free-throw line. “The first time
frustrating results, with Columbus was turning, turning to them, it was offen-
managing a meager 2-20 record over sive fouls. I was just trying to do my work
the last two seasons – including a win- early, mirror the ball, see where it was
less 2018 under first-year coach Eric coming, then duck in.”
Rice, who was ousted so abruptly he McCowan, who was named a finalist
wasn’t even on the sidelines for the for the Wooden Award prior to the game,
team’s final game. was referring to her 12-point, 13-rebound
Instead Pulphus and Columbus effort in MSU’s 75-67 loss to Missouri on
Athletic Director Joe Garrett hope Feb. 14 in Starkville. McCowan was 4-for-
this change will bring stability to the 11 from the field and committed three
program on and off the field. Ledrico Isaac/Special to The Dispatch fouls. She rebounded from that effort by
“What struck me is he wants to Facing an uphill battle to restore Columbus’ rich football heritage, newly hired carving out space deep in the paint to
build a foundation for winning seasons Joshua Pulphus is ready to get the Falcons’ football program back to respect- make it easier for her to score. The Bull-
that will focus on students’ academic ability. dogs also were more patient on offense in
and athletic achievement,” said Gar- but he’s very firm, especially when it Pulphus said he knows the uncer- looking for McCowan, as they moved the
rett, who is completing his first year comes to the rules. He’s not just some- tainty he faces in his new position. ball from passer to passer to create a bet-
as AD. “He’s a cordial person who can body who will implement the rules. ter angle to feed McCowan.
build relationships in the community, He will also demonstrate them.” See Pulphus, 3B See McCowan, 4B

Women’s College Basketball

MUW Owls’ women capture USCAA national basketball championship

Owls Communications ends of the court the remainder of the
Special to the Dispatch first quarter, Maine managed to add
three points to the scoreboard on a trey
UNIONTOWN, Pa. – After starting by Lacey Lauren and the Owls’ Autumn
the game down 7-0, the MUW Owls Taylor had a layup to close the quarter
women’s basketball team clawed its way 10-6 in favor of the Bengals.
back to defeat the University of Maine The W came back in the second pe-
– Fort Kent, 69-46, in the United States riod with a different defensive strategy
Collegiate Athletic Association Wom- which kept the Bengals off the board,
en’s Basketball Division I Championship and the Owls regrouped offensively to
finals. tie the game at 10-all on a Meosha Bar-
The W got off to a slow start, allowing num jumper with 8:16 left before half.
the Bengals to pull ahead 7-0 to kick-off A Taylor layup gave the Owls their
the first quarter. During the Maine run, first lead of the game (12-10), but Maine
The W missed two layups, didn’t con- quickly returned the favor with a layup
nect on a 3-point shot and was charged of its own to knot things up at 12-12.
with a turnover. Bailey’s jumper with 4:09 left in the
Qiayon Bailey scored the Owls’ first second period gave MUW its second
two points of the game on a pair of free lead of the game, 15-14, and the Owls
throws, followed by a layup by Keyahna went on take a slim 23-20 advantage into
Jones after a defensive rebound by halftime.
Tenazhia Hinkson to cut the Bengals The W kept Maine scoreless for most Chris Jenkins/University Relations
lead to 7-4. The Mississippi University for Women’s basketball team celebrated its national
After missed opportunities on both See MUW, 4B championship following its 69-46 win over the University of Maine-Fort Kent.
2B Sunday, March 10, 2019 The Dispatch •

briefly CALENDAR Basketball

0-1), Auburn 13-34 (Brown 4-9, Okeke 3-5,
Doughty 2-5, Harper 2-7, Dunbar 1-2, McLem-
ore 1-3, McCormick 0-1, Purifoy 0-2). Fouled
Baseball At A Glance
Saturday Men’s Out—Schofield. Rebounds—Tennessee 37 All Times EDT
Basketball Prep Baseball Major Scores
(Alexander, G.Williams 9), Auburn 26 (Spencer,
Okeke 5). Assists—Tennessee 14 (Bone 7), Au-
burn 16 (Harper 8). Total Fouls—Tennessee 18,

Kansas City
W L Pct.
10 6 .625
McCowan named finalist for Wooden Award Monday’s Games Cornell 66, Dartmouth 51
Dayton 78, Duquesne 67
Auburn 16. A—9,121 (9,121). Baltimore 9 6 .600
STARKVILLE – Teaira McCowan was named a finalist for the Starkville High Spring Break, TBA, TBA Fairleigh Dickinson 66, Robert Morris 62 Saturday’s Women’s Minnesota
8 6 .571
8 6 .571
Wooden Award ahead of No. 5 Mississippi State’s game in the semifinals George Mason 81, George Washington 65
Major Scores Houston 8 6 .571
of the SEC Tournament on Saturday. New Hope at Northridge, 1 p.m. Hartford 78, Mass.-Lowell 70
EAST New York 7 6 .538
La Salle 72, Fordham 57 Seattle 7 6 .538
The senior leads the Bulldogs in scoring (17.3 ppg) and rebounding New Hope at Sipsey Valley, 7 p.m. NC State 73, Boston College 47 Cornell 57, Dartmouth 47
Drexel 77, Towson 44 Cleveland 8 7 .533
Penn 58, Brown 51
(13.4 rpg). She entered the SEC Tournament leading the league and
ranked fourth nationally in field goal percentage (65.3 percent). McCowan
Prep Softball Pittsburgh 56, Notre Dame 53
Providence 83, Butler 70
Fordham 76, Duquesne 34
Harvard 69, Columbia 56
Los Angeles
8 7 .533
7 9 .438
8 .529
Kansas St. 72, West Virginia 59
closed the regular season with 71 blocks which was 16th in the country. Monday’s Game Rhode Island 94, UMass 75
Lafayette 63, Army 61 Chicago 6 8 .429
Seton Hall 79, Villanova 75 Tampa Bay 6 9 .400
The Brenham, Texas, native was a unanimous first-team All-SEC Caledonia vs. Gulf Coast Classic (Gulf Shores, St. Bonaventure 66, Saint Louis 57 Loyola (Md.) 58, Navy 45
Marist 65, Manhattan 51 Boston 6 9 .400
selection and was named Player of the Year by both the Associated Press Ala.), TBA
St. Francis (Pa.) 72, LIU Brooklyn 64
Monmouth (NJ) 64, Canisius 53 Texas 4 9 .308
and the league’s coaches. She excelled on both ends of the floor and was Penn 75, Brown 53
named Defensive Player of the Year as well. College Baseball UMBC 62, Albany (NY) 54
Vermont 73, Maine 57
Yale 81, Princeton 59
Princeton 80, Yale 68
Providence 70, Xavier 62

W L Pct.
11 6 .647
She is on the watch lists for the Lisa Leslie award, honoring the Today’s Games SOUTH St. John’s 76, Seton Hall 51 San Diego 8 5 .615
UConn 92, East Carolina 65 Atlanta 9 6 .600
nation’s top center, as well as the Naismith Player of the Year award, Ark.-Pine Bluff 91, MVSU 57 Los Angeles 8 6 .571
Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award, Wade Trophy and the Maine at Mississippi State, Noon Auburn 84, Tennessee 80 SOUTH
Philadelphia 8 6 .571
Cent. Arkansas 70, Northwestern St. 63 Appalachian St. 59, South Alabama 50
Gillom award, given to the top collegiate basketball player in the state of Holy Cross at Southern Miss, 1 p.m. Clemson 67, Syracuse 55 Arkansas St. 75, Louisiana-Lafayette 73 Milwaukee
8 8 .500
7 7 .500
Davidson 73, Richmond 69 Belmont 59, UT Martin 53
Mississippi. Northern Kentucky at Alabama, 1 p.m. Charleston Southern 79, Longwood 67 New York 7 8 .467
ETSU 68, Chattanooga 64 Pittsburgh 7 8 .467
McCowan broke State’s career records for double-doubles (64), UAB at Ole Miss, 1:30 p.m. FIU 73, North Texas 58 Gardner-Webb 75, SC-Upstate 67
Arizona 6 7 .462
Georgia St. 73, Georgia Southern 66
rebounds (1,417) and SEC Player of the Week awards (10). Florida St. 65, Wake Forest 57 St. Louis 6 7 .462
All balloted players have been certified by their university to meet College Softball Georgia St. 90, Georgia Southern 85
Grambling St. 66, Alabama A&M 58
Grambling St. 71, Alabama A&M 61
Hampton 88, Winthrop 63
High Point 70, Campbell 69
San Francisco
5 8 .385
5 8 .385
or exceed the qualifications for the Wooden Award as set forth by coach Today’s Games Jackson St. 82, Alabama St. 70
Jackson St. 78, Alabama St. 58 Miami 6 10 .375
Wooden when the Award was established. The qualifications include: James Madison 74, Towson 73 Cincinnati 4 8 .333
James Madison 56, Delaware 51
candidates must exhibit strength of character, both on and off the court; Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State, 1 p.m. Kentucky 66, Florida 57
Marshall 76, FAU 61 Louisville 78, NC State 68 Saturday’s Games
MVSU 82, Ark.-Pine Bluff 63 N.Y. Mets 10, Boston 2
candidates must be full-time students in an accredited NCAA college or Arkansas at Ole Miss, 1 p.m. Mississippi St. 92, Texas A&M 81
Maryland 73, Michigan 72 Minnesota 10, Pittsburgh 1
Nicholls 69, SE Louisiana 63 Baltimore (ss) 17, Tampa Bay 15
university; candidates must be making progress toward graduation and Southern Miss at North Texas, 1 p.m. North Carolina 79, Duke 70 Mississippi St. 71, Missouri 56
Atlanta 6, Detroit 4
Nicholls 72, SE Louisiana 55
have a cumulative 2.00 grade point average since enrolling in their school; Missouri at Alabama, time TBA
South Alabama 78, Appalachian St. 71
Northeastern 83, Elon 57 Houston 9, St. Louis 3
South Carolina 66, Georgia 46 Toronto 8, Philadelphia 7
candidates must contribute to team effort; candidates must excel in both Northwestern St. 78, Cent. Arkansas 74
offense and defense; and candidates should be considered on their Men’s College Golf Southern Miss. 81, UTSA 48
Troy 74, Coastal Carolina 67
UAB 64, Old Dominion 50
Radford 48, Presbyterian 43
Troy 89, Coastal Carolina 76
Chicago Cubs (ss) 11, L.A. Angels (ss) 4
Cleveland 7, Colorado (ss) 1
performance over the course of the entire season. Today’s Game UNC-Greensboro 77, Samford 70 UALR 57, Louisiana-Monroe 38 Chicago White Sox 12, Texas 2
UCF 66, Tulsa 54 L.A. Dodgers 2, Seattle 0
Voting will take place from March 19th to March 26th, and voters take UNC-Wilmington 93, Elon 86 Milwaukee (ss) 11, Oakland 2
into consideration a player’s entire season of play, as well as the opening Mississippi State at Desert Mountain Intercolle- Virginia 73, Louisville 68 VCU 61, Dayton 52
Chicago Cubs (ss) 8, San Francisco 0
Wofford 99, VMI 72 William & Mary 83, Hofstra 72
rounds of the NCAA Tournament. giate (Scottsdale, Arizona) MIDWEST MIDWEST Milwaukee (ss) 5, L.A. Angels (ss) 1
Arizona (ss) 13, Kansas City 5
Cent. Michigan 78, Toledo 45
The Wooden Award All-American Team, consisting of the nation’s Monday’s Games Bradley 53, Loyola of Chicago 51
Drake 95, Bradley 63 N.Y. Yankees 6, Baltimore (ss) 1
Georgetown 86, Marquette 84 Miami 2, Washington 1
top five players and the finalists for the Wooden Award, which is widely Ole Miss at Lamkin San Diego Classic (San Kansas 78, Baylor 70 E. Michigan 67, Ball St. 57
Arizona (ss) vs. Colorado (ss) at Monterrey,
Illinois St. 54, N. Iowa 53
considered the most prestigious honor in college basketball, will be Kansas St. 68, Oklahoma 53
Iowa St. 75, Kansas 58 MX, 7:10 p.m.
announced following the “Elite Eight” round of the NCAA Tournament and Diego, California) Mississippi 73, Missouri 68
Kent St. 62, Buffalo 53 Cincinnati vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 8:40
N. Iowa 60, Drake 58 p.m.
will be the focus of a 30-minute show on April 3rd on ESPNU at 5:30pm. Southern Miss at Border Olympics (Laredo, Purdue 70, Northwestern 57 Miami (Ohio) 66, Akron 49
Missouri St. 76, Indiana St. 66 Sunday’s Games
Football Texas)
Texas Tech 80, Iowa St. 73
UMKC 76, Chicago St. 61 N. Illinois 74, W. Michigan 71
Notre Dame 91, Syracuse 66
Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Yankees (ss) at Tampa, Fla.,
1:05 p.m.

Alabama football begins spring practice Friday Women’s College Golf Xavier 81, St. John’s 68
Abilene Christian 81, Incarnate Word 52
Ohio 76, Bowling Green 68
S. Dakota St. 88, Purdue Fort Wayne 50
Atlanta vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
Boston vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla.,
1:05 p.m.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama football began its spring practice Today’s Games Arkansas 82, Alabama 70 S. Illinois 80, Evansville 60
South Dakota 74, N. Dakota St. 51 N.Y. Yankees (ss) vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla.,
Lamar 83, McNeese St. 58
slate on Friday afternoon, working two hours on the Thomas-Drew Alabama at Darius Rucker Intercollegiate (Hilton Louisiana-Lafayette 90, Arkansas St. 87, OT UMKC 100, Chicago St. 50 1:05 p.m.
Valparaiso 81, Loyola of Chicago 74 Toronto vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05
Practice Fields in helmets and shorts. Louisiana-Monroe 79, UALR 62
Head Island, South Carolina) Oklahoma St. 85, West Virginia 77 SOUTHWEST p.m.
The Tide will now take time off for the spring break holiday before Abilene Christian 102, Incarnate Word 53 Philadelphia vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla.,
returning to the practice fields on Monday, March 18. The Friday workout Men’s College Tennis Prairie View 98, Alcorn St. 64
Sam Houston St. 68, Stephen F. Austin 57 Baylor 100, Texas Tech 61
Houston Baptist 74, Texas A&M-CC 56
1:05 p.m.
Washington vs. Houston at West Palm Beach,
was the Crimson Tide’s first on the spring schedule as part of 14 total Today’s Games
TCU 69, Texas 56
Lamar 81, McNeese St. 68 Fla., 1:05 p.m.
Texas A&M-CC 76, Houston Baptist 69 St. Louis vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla.,
practices leading up to Alabama’s annual A-Day Game on Saturday, April Texas-Arlington 81, Texas State 73 Prairie View 90, Alcorn St. 61
13 at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Southern Miss at East Tennessee State, 11 a.m. FAR WEST South Florida 72, Houston 55 1:10 p.m.
San Francisco (ss) vs. Oakland (ss) at Mesa,
Arizona St. 72, Arizona 64 Southern U. 60, Texas Southern 49
The A-Day matchup is scheduled for a 1 p.m. kickoff and will air live Mississippi State at Florida, Noon Boise St. 80, Air Force 52 Stephen F. Austin 83, Sam Houston St. 75 Ariz., 4:05 p.m.
Texas-Arlington 44, Texas State 41 Arizona (ss) vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz.,
on ESPN2. Ole Miss at South Carolina, Noon Colorado 78, Southern Cal 67
FAR WEST 4:05 p.m.
Oregon St. 85, Washington St. 77 San Diego vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz.,
Alabama set to host annual Pro Day Tuesday Alabama at Vanderbilt, Noon Seattle 83, Grand Canyon 76, OT
UNLV 65, Colorado St. 60
CS Bakersfield 92, Utah Valley 73
Hawaii 69, CS Northridge 68 4:05 p.m.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama will host its annual Texas vs. San Francisco (ss) at Scottsdale,
Mississippi University for Women at Huntingdon Wyoming 88, New Mexico 81 Idaho St. 73, Idaho 67
Montana 75, Sacramento St. 67 Ariz., 4:05 p.m.
Pro Day at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19. Coverage of the event will air College, 2 p.m. The Associated Press N. Arizona 79, N. Colorado 68 Oakland (ss) vs. Chicago White Sox at Glen-
live on the SEC Network and the NFL Network from 11-2 p.m. New Mexico St. 92, California Baptist 64 dale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.
The list of draft-eligible Crimson Tide players participating in some Women’s College Tennis Men’s Top 25 Fared
Pepperdine 87, Pacific 84
Portland St. 68, Montana St. 55
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 4:05
portion of Pro Day includes: Isaiah Buggs, Joshua Casher, Ronnie Clark, Today’s Games 1. Gonzaga (29-2) did not play. Next: vs. San Saint Mary’s (Cal) 70, Loyola Marymount 38 Seattle (ss) vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz.,
4:10 p.m.
Lester Cotton Sr., Johnny Dwight, Damien Harris, Hale Hentges, Josh Francisco or Pepperdine, Monday. Seattle 70, Grand Canyon 55
L.A. Dodgers vs. Colorado (ss) at Scottsdale,
Jacobs, Austin Jones, Derek Kief, D.J. Lewis, Christian Miller, Jamey Vanderbilt at Alabama, 11 a.m. 2. Virginia (28-2) beat Louisville 73-68. Next: UC Davis 80, UC Santa Barbara 44
Ariz., 4:10 p.m.
ACC Tournament. UC Irvine 65, Long Beach St. 60
Mosley, Ross Pierschbacher, Irv Smith Jr. Saivion Smith, Deionte Thomp- Mississippi State at Ole Miss, 1 p.m. 3. North Carolina (26-5) beat No. 4 Duke 79-70. UC Riverside 75, Cal St.-Fullerton 67 Cleveland vs. Seattle (ss) at Peoria, Ariz., 4:10
Next: ACC Tournament. Weber St. 70, E. Washington 66
son, Jonah Williams, Quinnen Williams and Mack Wilson. Mississippi University for Women at Huntingdon 4. Duke (26-5) lost to No. 3 North Carolina 79- Colorado (ss) vs. Arizona (ss) at Monterrey,
The Associated Press
Baseball College, 2 p.m. 70. Next: ACC Tournament.
5. Tennessee (27-4) lost to Auburn 84-80. Next:
SEC Tournament. Women’s Top 25 Fared
MX, 5:10 p.m.
Monday’s Games
Pittsburgh vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05
Alcorn State at Alabama, 4 p.m.
Final game of Ole Miss Classic cancelled due to weather 6. Kentucky (26-5) beat Florida 66-57. Next: Saturday
1. Baylor (28-1) beat Texas Tech 100-61. Next:
Detroit vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05
OXFORD, Miss. – Due to showers in the Oxford and Lafayette Monday’s Games SEC Tournament.
7. Michigan (26-4) at No. 9 Michigan State. vs. Kansas State, Sunday. p.m.
2. UConn (29-2) beat East Carolina 92-65. N.Y. Mets vs. Houston at West Palm Beach,
County area, Sunday’s Ole Miss Classic finale between Ole Miss and Southern Miss at Incarnate Word, 10 a.m. Next: Big Ten Tournament.
Next: vs. South Florida, Sunday. Fla., 1:05 p.m.
8. Texas Tech (26-5) beat Iowa State 80-73.
Pittsburgh has been cancelled. No makeup date will be scheduled for the Next: Big 12 Tournament. 3. Louisville (29-2) beat No. 9 N.C. State 78-68. Washington vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05

on the air
contest. 9. Michigan State (24-6) vs. No. 7 Michigan. Next: vs. No. 4 Notre Dame, Sunday. p.m.
Next: Big Ten Tournament. 4. Notre Dame (29-3) beat No. 18 Syracuse 91- Tampa Bay vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla.,
It is the third game Mother Nature has wiped from the Rebels’ 10. LSU (25-5) vs. Vanderbilt. Next: SEC Tour- 66. Next: vs. No. 3 Louisville, Sunday. 1:05 p.m.
schedule in 2019, after Ole Miss’ matchups with Ohio State and Loyola nament. 5. Mississippi State (29-2) beat Missouri 71- Cincinnati vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz.,
Marymount were also cancelled due to rainy conditions. Today 11. Purdue (23-8) beat Northwestern 70-57.
Next: Big Ten Tournament.
56. Next: vs. No. 15 Texas A&M or Arkansas,
4:05 p.m.
L.A. Angels vs. Texas (ss) at Surprise, Ariz.,
The Rebels return to action on Wednesday at the Ole Miss Softball AAF FOOTBALL 12. Houston (28-2) did not play. Next: at No. 20 6. Oregon (28-3) vs. No. 25 UCLA. Next: vs. 4:05 p.m.
No. 7 Stanford or Washington, Sunday. San Francisco vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale,
Complex, welcoming Austin Peay to Oxford for a 6 p.m. matchup. The Cincinnati, Sunday.
game will be streamed live on SEC Network+, with Will Kollmeyer and
3 p.m. — Memphis at Atlanta, CBS Sports 13. Kansas (23-8) beat Baylor 78-70. Next: Big 7. Stanford (26-4) vs. Washington. Next: vs. No.
6 Oregon or No. 25 UCLA, Sunday.
Ariz., 4:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix,
12 Tournament.
Lindsey Goubeaux on the call. Network 14. Florida State (25-6) beat Wake Forest 65- 8. Maryland (28-3) beat Michigan 73-72. Next: 4:05 p.m.
57. Next: ACC Tournament. vs. No. 10 Iowa or Rutgers, Sunday. Oakland vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz.,
Tennis 7 p.m. — San Antonio at Arizona, NFL
15. Virginia Tech (23-7) did not play. Next: ACC
9. N.C. State (26-5) lost to No. 3 Louisville 78-
68. Next: TBA.
10. Iowa (24-6) vs. Rutgers. Next: vs. No. 8
4:10 p.m.
Kansas City (ss) vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz.,
9:40 p.m.
Ole Miss women’s tennis hosts rival MSU in Powder Blue Out 12:30 p.m. — IndyCar Racing: Firestone Grand
16. Marquette (23-8) lost to Georgetown 86-84.
Next: Big East Tournament. Maryland, Sunday or TBA.
11. Oregon State (24-7) did not play. Next: vs.
Kansas City (ss) vs. Texas (ss) at Surprise,
Ariz., 10:05 p.m.
OXFORD – The Ole Miss women’s tennis team renews its rivalry 17. Nevada (27-3) vs. San Diego State. Next:
with Mississippi State Sunday with a 1 p.m. match in Oxford scheduled Prix, St. Petersburg, Fla., NBC Sports Network MWC Tournament.
12. South Carolina (21-9) did not play. Next: Braves 6, Tigers 4
18. Kansas State (24-7) beat Oklahoma 68-53.
to be played outside at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center located off COLLEGE BASKETBALL (MEN’S) Next: Big 12 Tournament. TBA.
13. Kentucky (24-7) did not play. Next: TBA.
Atlanta Detroit
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19. Buffalo (28-3) did not play. Next: MAC
Fraternity Row. 11 a.m. — Rutgers at Indiana, Big Ten Network Tournament. 14. Gonzaga (27-3) did not play. Next: vs. Saint Incarte cf 3 0 0 0 Hrrison 2b 3 1 1 0
If the match is moved due to impending inclement weather, it will be Mary’s or Loyola Marymount, Monday. C.Pache cf 2 1 1 2 P.Kozma 2b 2 0 0 0
20. Cincinnati (25-5) did not play. Next: vs. No.
11 a.m. — Houston at Cincinnati, CBS 12 Houston, Sunday. 15. Texas A&M (24-6) vs. Arkansas. Next: vs. Acn Jr. lf 2 1 0 0 Goodrum 3b 1 1 0 0
relocated to the William F. Galtney Indoor Tennis Center, located along No. 5 Mississippi State, Sunday or TBA. J.Ramos lf 2 1 1 1 B.Dixon 3b 2 0 0 0
Manning Way. 11 a.m. — Patriot League Tournament: Teams 21. Wisconsin (21-9) did not play. Next: at Ohio
State, Sunday. 16. Miami (24-8) did not play. Next: TBA. Freeman 1b 3 0 0 0 Cstllns rf 3 0 1 0
17. Marquette (24-6) did not play. Next: vs. St. Wilkins 1b 1 0 0 0 H.Cstro pr 2 0 1 0
The match is being dubbed a “Powder Blue Out,” with fans encour- TBD, semifinal, CBS Sports Network 22. Wofford (27-4) beat VMI 99-72. Next: vs.
ETSU, Sunday. John’s, Sunday. B.McCnn c 2 0 1 1 Cabrera 1b 2 0 1 0
aged to wear powder blue to support the Rebs. In addition, there will 11 a.m. — Illinois at Penn State, FS1 23. Villanova (22-9) lost to Seton Hall 79-75. 18. Syracuse (24-8) lost to No. 4 Notre Dame Jackson c 2 0 0 0 Rdrguez pr 1 0 0 0
91-66. Next: TBA. Camargo ss 3 1 2 0 Stewart lf 3 1 1 2
also be a giveaway in which the first 100 fans in attendance will receive Next: Big East Tournament.
a “Baby Got Backhand” shirt in coordination with the Powder Blue Out 12 p.m. — Big South Tournament: Teams TBD, 24. Maryland (22-9) did not play. Next: Big Ten 19. Iowa State (24-7) beat Kansas 75-58. Next:
vs. No. 21 Texas or TCU, Sunday.
L.Marte ss 1 0 1 0 V.Reyes lf 1 0 0 0
Clbrson 3b 3 0 0 0 Pterson dh 2 0 0 0
promotion. championship, ESPN 25. UCF (23-7) lost to Temple 67-62. Next: AAC 20. Arizona State (20-10) did not play. Next: Kzm Jr. 3b 1 1 1 1 J.Rgers ph 1 0 0 0
A.Dvall rf 3 0 1 1 J.Mrcer ss 2 0 1 1
Tournament. TBA.
Mississippi State (10-4, 1-1 SEC) travels to Oxford having split two 1 p.m. — Iowa at Nebraska, Big Ten Network 21. Texas (22-8) vs. TCU. Next: vs. No. 19 Iowa Neslony rf 1 0 0 0 Alcntra ss 0 1 0 0
matches during the SEC’s opening weekend. In their latest match, the 1 p.m. — Patriot League Tournament: Teams Mississippi St. 92, State, Sunday or TBA.
22. Drake (25-5) beat Bradley 95-63. Next:
A.Riley dh 3 0 2 0 Greiner c 3 0 0 0
Co.Lien ph 1 0 0 0 Sanchez c 1 0 0 0
Bulldogs defeated Florida for the first time in program history. Down 3-1, Texas A&M 81 MVC quarterfinals, Friday. A.Blnco 2b 3 1 1 0 J.Jones cf 3 0 0 0
Anastasia Rentouli, Meredith Roberts and Tamara Racine helped MSU TBD, semifinal, CBS Sports Network TEXAS A&M (13-17) Mekowulu 3-9 5-6 22. Florida State (23-8) did not play. Next: TBA. Vlnzela 2b 1 0 0 0 Cameron cf 1 0 1 1
24. Rice (25-3) did not play. Next: vs. Southern Totals 37 6 11 6 Totals 33 4 7 4
battle back. The Florida victory was State’s lone win over a Top 50 ranked 1 p.m. — UConn at East Carolina, ESPNU 11, Nebo 3-5 2-3 8, Mitchell 5-13 3-3 14, Collins
0-2 0-0 0, Flagg 8-15 3-3 23, J.Walker 0-1 0-2 0, Miss. or North Texas, Thursday. Atlanta 011 000 310—6
team this season, but the Bulldogs allowed just one match point across six 1:10 p.m. — Missouri Valley Tournament: Teams Chandler 6-10 1-2 15, Mahan 0-1 0-0 0, French 25. UCLA (20-11) vs. No. 6 Oregon. Next: vs. Detroit 012 000 010—4
3-4 2-2 10. Totals 28-60 16-21 81. No. 7 Stanford or Washington, Sunday. E_Mercer (1). DP_Atlanta 1, Detroit 1. LOB_At-
matches to begin February.
The Bulldogs feature two ITA ranked players in No. 81 Emma
TBD, championship, CBS MISSISSIPPI ST. (22-9) Perry 3-6 0-0
No. 5 Mississippi St. 71,
lanta 5, Detroit 9. 2B_Camargo (3), Riley (1),
Stewart (2), Cameron (4). HR_Pache (2), Ra-
7, Holman 6-10 2-3 16, Carter 6-12 0-0 18,
Antonaki and No. 113 Magda Adaloglou, a freshman and sophomore, 2 p.m. — Atlantic Sun Tournament: Teams TBD, Q.Weatherspoon 7-14 4-5 20, Peters 7-12 2-3
Missouri 56 mos (1), Kazmar Jr. (2). SB_Acuna Jr. (1).
21, Ado 1-1 1-4 3, Feazell 0-0 0-0 0, Woodard
respectively. championship, ESPN 3-7 1-1 7, Gray 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-63 10-16 MISSOURI (23-10) Porter 1-4 1-2 3, Al- IP H R ER BB SO
The Rebels own a commanding 53-7 lead in a series that dates back 92. dridge 0-3 0-0 0, Cunningham 11-16 6-6 33, Atlanta
3 p.m. — SMU at South Florida, ESPNU Halftime—Mississippi St. 46-34. 3-Point Roundtree 0-1 1-2 1, Smith 1-4 0-0 3, Schuchts Newcomb 2 2-3 3 3 3 3 2
to 1975. Ole Miss has recorded winning streaks of 25 and 27, respectively, 2-4 1-2 5, Tahane 0-0 0-0 0, Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Creasy 1-3 0 0 0 0 0
and leads 22-3 in Oxford. 3:20 p.m. — Wisconsin at Ohio State, CBS Goals—Texas A&M 9-21 (Flagg 4-7, French
2-2, Chandler 2-3, Mitchell 1-7, Collins 0-2), Chavis 2-3 0-0 6, Green 0-0 0-0 0, Troup 2-5 Vizcaino 1 0 0 0 0 1
0-0 5, Winfrey 0-0 0-0 0, Totals 19-40 9-12 56.
The series has been more even in recent years, with the Bulldogs 7:30 p.m. — MAAC Tournament: Teams TBD, Mississippi St. 16-34 (Carter 6-9, Peters 5-10,
Holman 2-5, Q.Weatherspoon 2-7, Perry 1-2, MISSISSIPPI ST. (29-2) Howard 7-14 2-2
Venters W, 1-0
1 2 0 0 0 1
1 0 0 0 0 1
claiming two of the last three matches. Last season, then-No. 6 Ole semifinal, ESPNU Woodard 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— 19, McCowan 11-18 5-5 27, Danberry 4-11 2-2 Winkler H, 1 1 1 0 0 1 1
10, Espinoza-Hunter 1-6 1-2 4, Holmes 4-9 0-0 Carle H, 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Miss defeated then-No. 27 MSU 4-1. The Rebels swept doubles, while Texas A&M 29 (Mekowulu 15), Mississippi St.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL (WOMEN’S) 34 (Holman 9). Assists—Texas A&M 10 (Flagg 8, Carter 0-0 0-0 0, Campbell 0-0 0-0 0, Scott Clouse S, 1-1 1 0 0 0 1 0
Tea Jandric, Sabina Machalova, Anna Vrbenska and eventual national 3), Mississippi St. 22 (Peters 8). Total Fouls— 0-3 0-0 0, Taylor 0-0 0-0 0, Wiggins 1-2 0-0 3, Detroit
champion and graduate Arianne Hartono all won in two sets. 11 a.m. — ACC Tournament: Teams TBD, cham- Texas A&M 14, Mississippi St. 17. A—8,732 Totals 28-63 10-11 71. Fulmer 3 4 2 2 1 3
(10,575). Missouri 14 12 15 15 —56 Greene H, 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
The last time on the court, Ole Miss (3-5, 0-2 SEC) fell to then-No. pionship, ESPN2 Mississippi St. 16 21 17 17 —71 Hardy H, 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
43 Florida and then-No. 10 South Carolina last week on the road. Tereza 11 a.m. — A-10 Tournament: Teams TBD, cham- Mississippi 73, 3-Point Goals—Missouri 9-21 (Porter
0-1, Aldridge 0-3, Cunningham 5-9, Roundtree
Alcantara H, 2 1 1 0 0 0 2
Stumpf L, 0-1 BS, 0-1 1 3 3 3 0 2
Janatova picked up the only win Friday for the Rebels against Florida. The
pionship, ESPNU Missouri 68 0-1, Smith 1-2, Schuchts 0-1, Chavis 2-3, Farmer 1 2 1 1 0 2
Gamecocks swept past the Rebels on Sunday. MISSISSIPPI (20-11) Stevens 2-4 4-4 9, Troup 1-1), Mississippi St. 5-12 (Howard 3-5, Reininger 1 0 0 0 0 1
12 p.m. — Big East Tournament: Teams TBD, T.Davis 2-10 3-3 7, Shuler 7-9 1-2 18, Tyree Espinoza-Hunter 1-3, Scott 0-2, Wiggins 1-2). HBP—by—Vizcaino (Mercer).
Four of Ole Miss’ five losses this season have come against teams 6-13 6-7 21, Hinson 2-4 0-0 4, Buffen 2-5 3-3 8, Assists—Missouri 10 (Aldridge 5), Mississippi WP—Newcomb, Winkler, Alcantara.
currently ranked in the ITA Top 50 (then-No. 9 Michigan, then-No. 21 quarterfinal, FS2 Olejniczak 2-3 0-0 4, D.Davis 0-3 2-2 2, Rodri- St. 17 (Danberry 5). Fouled Out—Missouri Umpires_Home, Hunter Wendelstedt; First,
guez 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-51 19-21 73. Cunningham, Rebounds—Missouri 23 (Troup Joe West; Second, Mark Wegner; Third, Jerry
UCF, then-No. 43 Florida and then-No. 10 South Carolina). The Rebels 1 p.m. — SEC Tournament: Teams TBD, champi- MISSOURI (14-16) Tilmon 4-9 3-4 11, 4), Mississippi St. 32 (McCowan 16). Total Layne.
fifth loss came at the hands of Purdue on the ITA Kick-Off Weekend, and Puryear 3-6 0-0 6, Pinson 8-12 2-2 20, Watson Fouls—Missouri 16, Mississippi St. 19. Techni- T—2:49. A—6,800
while the Boilermakers were not ranked and are not currently gaining onship, ESPN2 4-10 3-4 14, Geist 4-9 2-2 12, M.Smith 2-4 0-0 cal Fouls—None.A—0.
votes, their victories during that weekend catapulted them into the poll for
multiple weeks.
2 p.m. — Big-12 Tournament: Teams TBD, semi-
5, Nikko 0-1 0-0 0, Suggs 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-
52 10-12 68.
Halftime—Missouri 34-26. 3-Point
All Times EST
final, FS1 Goals—Mississippi 8-22 (Shuler 3-4, Tyree EASTERN CONFERENCE Saturday’s Transactions
Veterans Cameron Kriscunas and Jandric possess three-match win Atlantic Division BASEBALL
streaks in singles. Jandric is 13-7 this season, while Kriscunas secured a 2:30 p.m. — Big East Tournament: Teams TBD, 3-7, Buffen 1-2, Stevens 1-3, Hinson 0-1, D.
Davis 0-1, T.Davis 0-4), Missouri 8-17 (Watson W L Pct GB American League
quarterfinal, FS2 3-7, Geist 2-3, Pinson 2-5, M.Smith 1-1, Suggs Toronto 47 19 .712 — DETROIT TIGERS — Optioned LHP Matt Hall
golden match (6-0, 6-0) against Alcorn State. 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Missis- Philadelphia 41 25 .621 6 and RHP Sandy Baez to Toledo (IL) and RHP
Next up, the Rebels hosts another archrival, Alabama, on Friday, 3 p.m. — American Athletic Tournament: Teams sippi 22 (Buffen 6), Missouri 27 (Tilmon 7). Boston 40 26 .606 7 Franklin Perez to Lakeland (FSL).
March 15 at 3 p.m. CT. Assists—Mississippi 9 (Shuler 4), Missouri 12 Brooklyn 35 33 .515 13
TBD, semifinal, ESPN2 (Pinson 6). Total Fouls—Mississippi 16, Mis- New York 13 53 .197 34 Abreu and C Garrett Stubbs to minor league
Softball 4:30 p.m. — Big-12 Tournament: Teams TBD,
souri 18. A—11,050 (15,061).
Southern Miss. 81, Utsa 48

Southeast Division
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31 34 .477 —
camp. Reassigned RHP Akeem Bostick, OF
Ronnie Dawson, C Chuckie Robinson and INFs
Taylor Jones and IF Joshua Rojas to minor
EMCC Lady Lions battle No. 10 Co-Lin tough before drop- semifinal, FS1 UTSA (17-14) Bior 2-4 2-2 6, Frohnen 1-2 Orlando 31 36 .463 1 league camp.
1-2 3, Jackson 2-15 0-0 5, Wallace 2-14 2-2 7, Charlotte 30 35 .462 1 TEXAS RANGERS — Assigned RHPs Taylor
5 p.m. — Big-10 Tournament: Teams TBD, cham-
ping doubleheader pionship, ESPN2
De Nicolao 7-13 1-4 18, Rodriguez 2-4 1-2 5,
Van Ry 0-1 0-0 0, Stanojevic 0-1 1-2 1, Iyaye
Washington 27 38 .415 4
Atlanta 22 45 .328 10
Guerrieri and Michael Tonkin and LHPs Miguel
Del Pozo and Brady Feigl to minor league
WESSON – The East Mississippi Community College softball team 1-4 1-2 3, Plummer 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 17-59 Central Division camp.
opened MACJC conference play by battling 10th-ranked Copiah-Lincoln 5:30 p.m. — American Athletic Tournament: 9-16 48.
SOUTHERN MISS. (19-11) Edwards 2-6
W L Pct GB National League
x-Milwaukee 49 16 .754 —
to the final out of Friday’s opening game before falling, 3-2. Game 2 wasn’t Teams TBD, semifinal, ESPNU 0-0 5, Magee 7-10 1-2 19, Hampton 2-5 0-0 5, Indiana 42 24 .636 7½ Gohara and RHPs Huascar Ynoa and Patrick
as close, as the Lady Lions came out on the short end of a 13-4 decision. Holland 2-5 0-0 6, Griffin 5-12 2-2 13, Harp- Detroit 33 31 .516 15½ Weigel to Gwinnett (IL).
6 p.m. — Big East Tournament: Teams TBD, er-Baker 3-8 0-0 9, Rowe 2-3 0-0 4, Stevenson Chicago 19 48 .284 31 COLORADO ROCKIES — Optioned RHP
In the day’s opening game, the Lady Lions took advantage of a pair 1-3 0-0 2, Marshall 1-2 0-0 2, Jacdonmi 0-0 0-0 Cleveland 16 50 .242 33½ Rayan Gonzalez to Albuquerque (PCL).
of hit batsmen and two Co-Lin errors to manufacture two first-inning runs quarterfinal, FS2 0, Draine 5-9 0-0 13, Watson 1-2 0-0 3, Daniel WESTERN CONFERENCE MIAMI MARLINS — Optioned OF Magneuris
0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-65 3-4 81. Southwest Division Sierra and RHPs Jordan Yamamoto, Kyle Keller
and stake starting pitcher Britney Bonney to an early 2-0 lead. 7 p.m. — Pac-12 Tournament: Teams TBD, cham- Halftime—Southern Miss. 40-26. 3-Point W L Pct GB and Elieser Hernandez to New Orleans (PCL);
The Lady Wolves knotted the score at 2-2 in the third inning on pionship, ESPN2 Goals—UTSA 5-27 (De Nicolao 3-6, Jackson Houston 40 25 .615 — RHP Jorge Guzman to Jacksonville (SL); and
Hannah Walls’ two-run double which plated Callie Fortenberry and 1-7, Wallace 1-10, Iyaye 0-1, Rodriguez 0-1, San Antonio 37 29 .561 3½ RHP Jordan Holloway to Jupiter (FSL).
Katelyn Hayman. 8:30 p.m. — Big East Tournament: Teams TBD, Plummer 0-1, Van Ry 0-1), Southern Miss.
16-34 (Magee 4-7, Harper-Baker 3-4, Draine
New Orleans 30 38 .441 11½ NEW YORK METS — Released 3B T.J. Rivera.
Dallas 27 38 .415 13
That’s where the score stayed during the late innings as Bonney and quarterfinal, FS2 3-7, Holland 2-5, Edwards 1-2, Hampton 1-2, Memphis 27 40 .403 14 JT Brubaker, Luis Escobar and Mitch Keller to
Watson 1-2, Griffin 1-4, Marshall 0-1). Fouled Northwest Division Indianapolis (IL). Reassigned C Jason Delay,
Co-Lin’s Kaytlon Ward became locked in a pitchers’ duel. EMCC had COLLEGE SOFTBALL Out—None. Rebounds—UTSA 34 (Rodriguez W L Pct GB RHPs Dario Agrazal and Eduardo Vera and
its opportunities to score late in the game but left two runners stranded 11 a.m. — Tennessee at Florida, SEC
9), Southern Miss. 46 (Edwards 9). Assists_ Denver 43 22 .662 — LHPs Elvis Escobar and Blake Weiman to mi-
UTSA 10 (Wallace 5), Southern Miss. 17 (Grif- Oklahoma City 40 26 .606 3½ nor league camp.
during each of the last three innings. In the top of the seventh with fin 11). Total Fouls—UTSA 9, Southern Miss. Portland 39 26 .600 4 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Agreed to terms
the score still tied, a two-out triple by Madelyn Wilkes (Noxapter) was 1 p.m. — Missouri at Alabama, SEC 14. A—4,780 (8,095). Utah 37 28 .569 6 with RHPs John Brebbia, Giovanny Gallegos,
followed by a walk to Mackenzie Dolan (Union). But, Ward got EMCC first 3 p.m. — LSU at Texas A&M Arkansas 82, Alabama 70 Minnesota 30 35 .462 13
Pacific Division
John Gant, Ryan Helsley, Dakota Hudson, Mike
Mayers, Daniel Ponce de Leon and Alex Reyes;
baseman Blake Bond (Winona) to line out to right field to keep the game 5 p.m. — Arkansas at Ole Miss, SEC ALABAMA (17-14) Hall 1-3 1-2 3, H.Jones W L Pct GB LHPs Genesis Cabrera, Austin Gomber and Ty-
3-8 1-3 7, Lewis 5-11 1-1 12, Petty 3-8 0-0 8, ler Webb; INFs Yairo Munoz, Drew Robinson,
deadlocked. Golden State 45 20 .692 —
In the home half of the seventh, a one-out single by Fortenberry
COLLEGE WRESTLING Mack 4-9 3-6 14, Reese 3-6 1-2 9, Smith 2-2
3-6 7, Schaffer 0-2 0-0 0, A.Johnson 2-5 0-0 5,
L.A. Clippers 38 29 .567 8 Edmundo Sosa and Ramon Urias; and OFs
Sacramento 33 32 .508 12 Harrison Bader, Adolis García, Tyler O’Neill,
preceded Walls’ two-out double to put both runners in scoring position. 3 p.m. — Big-10 Championship, Big Ten Network Norris 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 25-57 10-20 70. L.A. Lakers 30 35 .462 15 Lane Thomas and Justin Williams on one-year
ARKANSAS (17-14) Gafford 11-17 7-9 Phoenix 15 51 .227 30½ contracts. Renewed the contracts of RHPs
Harmoni Ashley then stroked a hard ground ball up the middle to bring GOLF 29, Osabuohien 1-5 0-0 2, Joe 5-11 3-3 15, x-clinched playoff spot Jack Flaherty and Jordan Hicks.
home the winning run for Copiah-Lincoln. 11:30 a.m. — PGA Tour Golf: Arnold Palmer
Sills 4-7 0-0 11, Harris 0-3 2-2 2, Bailey 1-6 Friday’s Games SAN DIEGO PADRES — Optioned RHP Ander-
3-4 5, Chaney 1-5 0-0 2, Henderson 0-0 0-0 son Espinoza to Lake Elsinore (Cal).
In addition to being out-hit 9-6, the Lady Lions left nine runners on 0, Embery-Simpson 2-3 0-0 5, Holmes 1-1 0-0
Charlotte 112, Washington 111
base in the opener, including seven in scoring position. Invitational, final round, Orlando, Fla., GOLF 3, M.Jones 3-7 0-0 8. Totals 29-65 15-18 82.
Orlando 111, Dallas 106
RHPs Carlos Navas and Kieran Lovegrove to
Detroit 112, Chicago 104
Bonney, a freshman out of Madison Central High School, was the 1:30 p.m. — PGA Tour Golf: Arnold Palmer Invita- Halftime—Arkansas 36-31. 3-Point
Goals—Alabama 10-24 (Mack 3-5, Petty 2-4, Houston 107, Philadelphia 91 minor league camp.
tough-luck loser in going the distance for EMCC. The rookie right-hander Memphis 114, Utah 104
tional, final round, Orlando, Fla., NBC Reese 2-4, Norris 1-2, A.Johnson 1-2, Lewis
1-3, Schaffer 0-1, H.Jones 0-3), Arkansas 9-20 Miami 126, Cleveland 110 James Bourque and C Raudy Read (PCL).
scattered nine hits, struck out three and walked only one over the seven FOOTBALL
4:30 p.m. — PGA Tour Champions Golf: Hoag (Sills 3-5, M.Jones 2-4, Joe 2-5, Holmes 1-1, Toronto 127, New Orleans 104 National Football League
innings. Embery-Simpson 1-2, Bailey 0-1, Osabuohien Golden State 122, Denver 105 MIAMI DOLPHINS — Agreed to terms with TE
In Game 2, the Lady Lions again grabbed an early 2-0 lead in the Classic, final round, Newport Beach, Calif., GOLF 0-1, Harris 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Re- L.A. Clippers 118, Oklahoma City 110 Dwayne Allen on a two-year contract.
bounds—Alabama 31 (Hall 8), Arkansas 35 Saturday’s Games HOCKEY
first inning of the nightcap on Dolan’s two-out, two-run homer off Co-Lin’s NBA G LEAGUE BASKETBALL (Gafford 16). Assists—Alabama 9 (Lewis, Sacramento 102, New York 94 National Hockey League
Mackenzie Gros with Megan Cummins aboard. 12 p.m. — Westchester Knicks vs. Maine Red Petty, Reese 2), Arkansas 15 (Harris 4). Total Brooklyn 114, Atlanta 112 NHL — Fined Anaheim F Nick Ritchie
Fouls—Alabama 14, Arkansas 14. A—16,253 Sunday’s Games $4,121.86 for cross-checking.
The unbeaten Lady Wolves promptly responded by batting around to Chicago at Detroit, 12 p.m.
score five runs on just two hits off Wilkes in the bottom half of the inning. Claws, NBA (19,368).
Indiana at Philadelphia, 3:30 p.m.
DALLAS STARS — Signed C Justin Dowling to
a two-year, two-way contract extension.
Highlighted by Marley Poole’s three-run blast a frame later, Co-Lin scored NBA BASKETBALL Auburn 84, Toronto at Miami, 3:30 p.m. LOS ANGELES KINGS — Recalled F Carl Gr-
five runs again in the second and then added three more tallies in the third 5:00 p.m. — New Orleans at Atlanta, NBA No. 5 Tennessee 80 New Orleans at Atlanta, 6 p.m.
Orlando at Memphis, 6 p.m.
undstrom from Ontario (AHL).
NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Recalled Fs Eric
TENNESSEE (27-4) Alexander 3-5 0-0 6,
to comfortably move ahead 13-2. 7:30 p.m. — Phoenix at Golden State, NBA G.Williams 8-12 9-10 25, Schofield 4-9 2-2 13,
Houston at Dallas, 7 p.m. Tangradi and Brandon Gignac from Bingham-
Milwaukee at San Antonio, 8 p.m. ton (AHL).
EMCC tacked on solo scores in the fourth and fifth innings on Bone 7-15 1-2 17, Turner 1-9 0-0 3, Walker 0-0
New York at Minnesota, 8 p.m. American Hockey League
Bond’s solo homer – her second of the year – and Wilkes’ RBI single, NHL HOCKEY 0-0 0, Fulkerson 0-1 0-0 0, Bowden 6-10 1-2 16,
Phoenix at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Recalled
Jal.Johnson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-61 13-16 80.
respectively. Bond and Wilkes had two hits apiece in the nightcap for the 6:30 p.m. — Boston at Pittsburgh, NBC Sports AUBURN (22-9) Spencer 0-1 2-2 2, Monday’s Games D Ryan Mackinnon and Mike Cornell from
Worcester (ECHL).
Okeke 9-14 1-1 22, Brown 4-10 4-5 16, Harp- Sacramento at Washington, 7 p.m.
Lady Lions. Network er 5-13 4-4 16, Dunbar 1-3 2-4 5, Purifoy 0-2 Toronto at Cleveland, 7 p.m. HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Signed G Adam
Coach Austin McNair’s 0-7 EMCC Lady Lions will resume confer- Detroit at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Huska to an amateur tryout.
0-0 0, McLemore 2-4 2-2 7, Doughty 2-5 3-4 9,
ence play following spring break by traveling to Senatobia to take on 9 p.m. — Los Angeles at Anaheim, NBC Sports McCormick 3-4 1-2 7. Totals 26-56 19-24 84. Charlotte at Houston, 8 p.m. SAN JOSE BARRACUDA — Assigned F Colby
Oklahoma City at Utah, 9 p.m. McAuley to Orlando (ECHL).
Northwest Mississippi on Wednesday, March 20. Network Halftime—Tennessee 41-35. 3-Point
Goals—Tennessee 9-28 (Schofield 3-4, Boston at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. SPRINGFIELD THUNDERBIRDS — Assigned
F Matt Marcinew to Manchester (ECHL).
— From Special Reports Bowden 3-7, Bone 2-8, Turner 1-8, G.Williams
The Dispatch • Sunday, March 10, 2019 3B

College basketball

MSU drills Texas A&M to go 22-9 Peters and Holman

Special to the Dispatch

STARKVILLE — After two

straight losses, the Mississippi
top 1,000 point mark
State men’s basketball team was Special to the Dispatch
looking for some confidence as it
heads to SEC Tournament. STARKVILLE — Seniors Lamar Peters and Aric
The Texas A&M Aggies were Holman went out with style on Senior Day at Mississip-
exactly what the doctor ordered. pi State on Saturday.
Mississippi State hit 16 3-point- Both players surpassed the 1,000-point mark and
ers and had little trouble with Tex- scored in double digits as they helped the Bulldogs to a
as A&M, as the Bulldogs rolled to a 92-81 win over Texas A&M.
92-81 win over the Aggies on Satur- Mississippi State coach Ben Howland
day at Humphrey Coliseum. was quick to thank his the three seniors
It was a big win for the Bulldogs, who arrived with him in Aric Holman and
who improved to 22-9 on the year T.J. Gray, along with Quinndary Weath-
and 10-8 in the SEC. Howland said erspoon.
he felt like the Bulldogs secured “Really excited for Q, Eric and TJ,”
their spot in the NCA A Tourna- Howland said. “We all came in together.
ment with the win. I have been so blessed to be their coach, Peters
“I’m really happy for our team
to get to know them. They have been ter-
and really excited for our seniors to
rific leaders. They came in the beginning
go out with a very important win,”
when it was a tough starting point. We
Howland said. “This was big for us
have improved each year and this is the
to get to 22. The regular season is
best team we have had, without question.
over now and it was a successful
We know we are an NCAA tournament
regular season. You look at our
team, which is something that every play-
body of work. We won 10 games in
er who goes to college dreams of.”
this league and that will bear out as
teams and leagues advance.” Holman finished the day with 16 points Holman
The victory enabled the Bull- and nine rebounds, including starting
dogs (22-9, 10-8 SEC) to capture Chris McDill/Special to The Dispatch the game with a 3-pointer from the corner to get the
10 SEC victories for the first time Columbus’ Robert Woodard II (12) puts up a second half jumper. Bulldogs rolling.
since the 2007-08 season. Missis- tic in the first half, stretching out would reach the 1,000-point mark “It was a great moment,” Holman said on scoring his
sippi State also secured the No. that lead in the first half,” Howland for their careers, which both did. 1,000th career point. “Especially doing it here at the
6 seed at next week’s SEC Tour- said. “He is playing well in general The Bulldogs led by as many as 19 Hump. I really appreciate all the fans who came out to-
nament and will face the winner in this run we have been on, win- points in the second half. night. At first, it was a sad moment but as it went on, it
of Texas A&M-Vanderbilt during ning six of our last eight games.” “I didn’t know Lamar did it,” was more of an accomplishment. I wanted to make a
Thursday’s quarterfinal round. Tip The Bulldogs hit nine of 16 Howland said of Peters passing change here and Mississippi State.”
time is slated for approximately 3-pointers in the first half, much the century mark. “I knew we were Peters also passed the 1,000-point mark as he fin-
8:30 p.m. televised by SEC Net- to the dismay of Texas A&M coach trying to get Eric a bucket late be- ished with a game-high 21 points.
work. Billy Kennedy. cause they said he was one point “It was a nice accomplishment,” Peters said. “It was
The Bulldogs opened up the “Mississippi State is playing, re- short. Lamar shot the ball as well a big moment for me. I’ve been spending lot of time in
game with a trio of 3-pointers and ally, really well,” Kennedy said. “I as he has shot it in the last month, the gym, working on my fundamentals.”
led 13-6 with 15:18 left in the half. know they have lost two games on because of the work he has put in Weatherspoon also finished with 20 points to help
Texas A&M pulled within one the road. When Tyson Carter and the last month. That’s important to the Bulldogs pull away in the second half.
point on two different occasions at Lamar Peters shoot the ball like build that confidence back up as we “Q has had a wonderful career, has scored 1955
20-19 and at 27-26 with 4:34 left in that, they are tough to beat. They head into the SEC Tournament.” points,” Howland said. “He’s having a nice career at
the half. But that’s when junior Ty- made 16 threes and most of them Peters led the Bulldogs with 21 Mississippi State. But more importantly, he has helped
son Carter started to warm up from were open, but they made some points, while Weatherspoon fin- to lead us back to the NCAA Tournament after 10 years,
deep as he hit a three to spark a 9-0 tough shots. I thought our guys did ished with 20 points. Close behind, and that’s the big news. That’s really exciting.”
run and give State a 36-26 lead with a good job but for the most part, we Carter had 18 points on 6 of 9 shoot- Even Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy had some
2:35 left in the first half. Carter fin- just ran into a team that was better ing from 3-point range. Holman nice words for Weatherspoon after the game.
ished the half with three straight tonight.” had 16 points and nine rebounds, “I think he’s the most underrated guard in the league
3-pointers as the Bulldogs led 46- The biggest suspense in the while Reggie Perry and Robert the last four years,” Kennedy said. “I think he’s the best
34 at the half. second half was whether seniors Woodward each contributed seven all-around guard in the league. I’m glad to see him go,
“I thought Tyson was fantas- Lamar Peters and Aric Holman points apiece. I can say that.”

Rebels rally at Missouri, earn 20th victory

FROM SPECIAL REPORTS The defense showed up late in 34-26. mer down and drew the foul. conference play for the first
crunch time, as Ole Miss held The Tigers came out and Going to the line, the senior time since 2014-15 (6-3), the last
COLUMBIA, Mo. – A steal Missouri without a field goal for pushed the difference back to completed the three-point play time it made the NCAA Tourna-
and a finger-roll by Devontae the last three plus minutes. double digits before the Rebels to tie the game at 66-66 with ment.
Shuler broke a 66-66 tie with The Tigers (14-16, 5-13 SEC) made their comeback to tie the 2:02 to go. On the next posses- n The Rebels secured their
1:28 to go, and the sophomore were led by freshman Xavier game. With his team trailing sion, Shuler came up with an- 10th 20-win season the past 13
helped lead the Ole Miss men’s Pinson, who had a career-high 43-33, head coach Kermit Da- other steal and raced down the years.
basketball team to a comeback 20 points on 8 of 12 shooting. vis called timeout to regroup floor. The sophomore’s sweet n Ole Miss beat Missouri
victory at Missouri Saturday af- Missouri had three other dou- the Rebels. The call paid off finger roll put Ole Miss back in for the 11th time in the last 12
ternoon. ble-figure scorers in Torrence as a 13-3 run over 4:15 tied the front. The Rebels got another matchups, taking a 12-2 lead in
The Rebels (20-11, 10-8 SEC) Watson (14), Jordan Giest (12), game. Bruce Stevens, Shuler stop, and with the shot clock the all-time series.
rallied from a 10-point deficit in and Jeremiah Tilmon (11). and Tyree all hit threes during winding down, Shuler hit a n Ole Miss earned its third
the second half to earn their While five different Rebels the stretch. The NBA-range jumper from the elbow to make home-and-home sweep of the
20th victory of the season and scored in the first six minutes, long ball by the Rebels’ leading it 70-66 with 52 seconds left. season (Auburn, Georgia).
secured a winning conference Ole Miss jumped out to an early scorer tied the game at 46-46 Ole Miss made three of four n Kermit Davis became only
record heading into next week’s lead thanks to its defense. The with 12:19 left in the game, forc- free throws down the stretch, the third coach in school histo-
SEC Tournament. Rebels held Missouri without a ing a Missouri timeout. forcing a pair of misses on the ry to win 20 games in his first
Ole Miss was led by elite bucket for seven minutes, only Missouri scored six straight defensive end, to wrap up a big season as head coach, joining
guard play from Shuler and allowing a pair of free throws. points coming out of the time- road victory prior to the confer- Andy Kennedy and Rod Barnes.
Breein Tyree, who accounted Behind seven early points from out. The Tigers remained in ence tournament. n Devontae Shuler scored
for 39 of the Rebels’ 73 points. Tyree, Ole Miss held a 17-10 front, but not for long. KJ Buffen Up next, the Rebels head 18, the highest-scoring game of
Tyree poured in a game-high 21 advantage midway through the hit a corner three followed by to Nashville for the SEC Tour- his career in SEC play.
points, his 17th game with 20 or first half. an old-fashioned three-point nament. Ole Miss is already n Breein Tyree produced his
more this season, going three Missouri used a pair of big play that sliced the margin to guaranteed to play in a sec- 17th 20-point game of the sea-
of four from beyond the arc all runs to grab the game’s mo- two. Tyree drained a three from ond-round game on Thursday, son with a game-high 21 points.
while playing a team-high 38 mentum. A 14-2 run flipped a the wing, and just like that, Ole March 14th. n Trailing by eight at the
minutes. Shuler added 18 points seven-point Ole Miss lead into Miss took the lead 60-59. On half, Ole Miss overcame a half-
of his own on 7 of 9 shooting, a five-point deficit. After the the next possession, Shuler TIP-INS time deficit of more than five
matching Tyree’s mark of three Rebels got within three, the stole the ball before delivering n Improving to 10-8 in SEC points on the road for the first
made from long range. Tigers went on an 8-0 run to a thunderous dunk to increase play, Ole Miss earned a winning time since at Vanderbilt two
The Rebels showed why bump their cushion to double the lead to three. conference record for the fifth years ago (Feb. 4, 2017).
they lead the conference in free digits. Shuler drilled a three to A three-point cushion turned time in the last seven years. n The Rebels trailed by as
throw percentage, going 19 of stop the bleeding, but Ole Miss into a three-point deficit before n Ole Miss finishes with a many as 10 in the second half
21 at the line (90.5 percent). went into the locker room down Terence Davis threw the ham- winning road record (5-4) in before the comeback victory.

Continued from Page 1B
But he feels he’s equal to the coordinator for a season in Co- perennial powerhouse, Lafay- body else is already looking could,” Chambless said. “As a
task. lumbus under head coach Tony ette County. toward spring football prac- coach, he’s extremely coach-
“Stability is very import- Stanford. He later spent two “It’s going to be an uphill tice. So we have to catch up big able himself. That’s what you
ant, and with the recent turn- years in New Hope (2014-15) battle, one we’ll have to fight to time.” have to be.
over in coaches in Columbus, I and one in Starkville (2016) as win day-by-day,” Pulphus said. “Columbus is getting a coach
know it’s a huge issue,” he said. defensive coordinator. Pulphus “From my time in Columbus be- The Chambless effect with dedication and passion for
“Sometimes, you’ve got to take earned his first head coaching fore, those kids were resilient, Pulphus regards Chambless, the kids and athletics in gen-
a leap of faith, trust God, trust job in Kemper County in 2017, so I don’t think these kids will eral,” he added. “It will take
who has led West Point for 20
your abilities and trust the lead- where his team went 3-8 in his shy away from the challenge an army (community, school
years, as the man who took a
ers around you. only season at the helm before ahead. … Looking at the film, I leaders, players and coaches)
young, green-behind-the-ears
“I trust this administration he returned to West Point. know the talent and potential is to turn it around, but he will ac-
assistant coach and “showed
is wanting to turn the program “Moving up in this profes- there.” cept the challenge. … He’s go-
me the ropes.”
around the right way for the sion is tough,” Pulphus said. Making the most of that tal- ing to want to win right away.”
“You work hard for the oppor- ent starts immediately. And “A lot of times, it was his pay- Chambless, though, plans to
right reasons,” he added. “I’m ing attention to the little things
excited, and so looking forward tunity to be a head coach, and Pulphus’ “new normal,” at least keep winning. But he welcomes
those opportunities don’t come for the rest of the spring, will others might overlook,” Pul- the prospect of a competitive
to, helping bring the pride back phus recalled. “That was every-
to Columbus football.” often. So I’m very thankful for be teaching Mississippi studies rivalry with one of his proteges
this one.” and world geography at West thing from the grass-cutting to that will begin when the two
Pulphus knows he faces an Point High during the school making sure all the helmets fit meet this fall.
An ‘everywhere’ man uphill battle building a winner day – where he will complete right. … Every day, in just how “It’s going to be fun,” Pul-
Pulphus, 34, is no stranger to at Columbus, which last made his 2018-19 teaching contract – he carries himself, he puts his phus said. “But in order to be
coaching football in North Mis- the playoffs in 2016. then driving as many evenings trust in his players and coaches, the best, you have to beat the
sissippi. This won’t even be his At first glance, dropping as possible to Columbus to start and he stresses ‘taking care of best. You don’t get into coach-
first stop in Columbus. from 6A to 5A in the Mississippi getting his Falcons in shape. business now.’” ing to be afraid of competition.”
The Okolona native started High School Athletics Associa- “We’re about to love the Chambless, for his part, No matter the score, or the
his coaching career in 2008 as a tion classifications could seem weight room,” Pulphus said. remembers the ambitious Pul- winner, Chambless said he’ll
running backs/defensive backs to make that feat easier. But, “We’ve got to get bigger, stron- phus taking great lengths to always be a willing resource for
coach at Aberdeen. as Pulphus points out, the “re- ger, faster. There’s no time to learn how to do things right. advising his former assistant if
From there, he went to ward” for that step down is play- waste because right now, we’re “Even if it was 110 degrees asked.
West Point, coaching running ing in the same region as West behind. While we’re establish- in summertime, he was right “He’ll be calling. We’ll be
backs under Chambless from Point, winner of three consecu- ing an offseason weight and there with me asking questions talking. He knows that,” Cham-
2010-12, then was co-defensive tive Class 5A titles, and another conditioning program, every- and soaking in whatever he bless said.
4B Sunday, March 10, 2019 The Dispatch •

College Baseball Women’s College Basketball

Owls suffer loss McCowan’s “feel” for the game

against Crowley’s too much for Missouri Tigers
“I thought she was really, really spe-
cial. Anriel is getting more and more
comfortable playing with her and find-
Owls Communications GREENVILLE, S.C. — Teaira Mc- ing her, and T finding Anriel. I think
Special to the Dispatch Cowan showed how deadly she can be this duo is finally getting some chem-
Saturday when she has a “feel” for the istry between the two, enjoying the
The Mississippi University for Women game. success of one another. I think that is
baseball team was unable to complete the In the process, the Southeastern part of the reason why they’re playing
sweep against Crowley’s Ridge College, Conference Player and Defensive Play- so well together.”
dropping the third and final game 10-3 er of the Year pushed the Mississippi Missouri coach Robin Pingeton ad-
Friday. State women’s basketball team one mitted her team had its “hands full”
The loss marks The W second setback step closer to a goal that has eluded it against MSU’s first-team All-SEC per-
of the season, as the Owls fall to 7-2. for the last three years. formers. The roles were reversed in
The Pioneers struck first in the top of McCowan had a team-high 27 he meeting in the regular season, as
the first inning with a two-run homer, and points and 16 rebounds, while An- Missouri outscored MSU 30-24 in the
they added two additional runs in the fifth Chris Jenkins/University Relations riel Howard added 19 points and 10 paint. The Tigers also scored 24 points
and four in the sixth to stretch their lead Prince Tolbert, senior outfielder, takes a rebounds to power top-seeded MSU off turnovers. Schaefer referenced
to 8-0. pitch during MUW’s 10-3 loss Friday. to a 71-56 victory against No. 5 seed both points in his post-game interview,
Not be counted out, the Owls offense dled with the loss. The Tallassee, Ala. Missouri in the semifinals of the SEC so it wasn’t surprising to see the Bull-
came alive in the eighth inning. With native finished with six strikeouts, gave tournament at Bon Secours Wellness dogs flip those numbers. McCowan
one out, Prince Tolbert doubled to push up five hits and was charged with four Arena. and Howard fueled MSU’s 40-16 edge
RJ Cox to third and in scoring position. earned runs. MSU (29-2) will take on No. 10 seed in points in the paint. The Bulldogs
Cox then scored on a passed ball, while Courtlan Frost and Luke Hobson also Arkansas, which upset No. 3 seed Tex- also committed only eight turnovers
Tolbert advanced to third and then scored saw action on the mound during the ef- as A&M 58-51 in the other semifinal, and held a 14-4 advantage in points off
on a triple by Reese Wagner. A sacrifice fort. Frost pitched one inning, while Hob- at 1 p.m. Sunday (ESPN2). The winner turnovers.
fly from Heath Ford would bring Wagner son tossed the final three innings with will receive the SEC’s automatic bid to “I felt like they attempted to do that
home and close the Owls’ scoring rally. one strikeout and gave up five hits and the NCAA tournament. in our first game, too, and we held our
At the plate, Cox led the Owls with a two earned runs. “I just had to get a feel for the ground a little bit better,” Pingeton
3-for-4 effort with one run, while Ford and Next up for the Owls will be Blue game,” said McCowan, the 6-foot-7 se- said. “But we gave up a lot of really
Wagner both picked up an RBI. Mountain College on Tuesday, March 12. nior, who was 11-for-18 from the field deep post catches. When you’re 6-7
Will Peters started on the mound for The first pitch of the doubleheader is set and 5-for-5 from the free-throw line. and you get it right under the rim, that
MUW, lasted five innings and was sad- for 12 p.m. “The first time was turning, turning is awfully challenging to stop. I didn’t
to them, it was offensive fouls. I was think we did a good enough job hold-

Dramatic 9th-inning comeback earns just trying to do my work early, mirror

the ball, see where it was coming, then
duck in.”
ing our ground.”
Sophie Cunningham (game-high
33 points) scored all of Missouri’s
McCowan, who was named a final-

EMCC 18-17 win in Friday home split

points in an 11-0 run that cut MSU’s
ist for the Wooden Award prior to the lead to 43-38 with 2 minutes, 48 sec-
game, was referring to her 12-point, onds to go in the third quarter. Andra
13-rebound effort in MSU’s 75-67 loss Espinoza-Hunter hit a 3-pointer off an
BY DAVID ROSINSKI down the right-field foul line to set up to Missouri on Feb. 14 in Starkville.
Special to the Dispatch assist from McCowan to help trigger
Beech’s game-winning hit. McCowan was 4-for-11 from the field an 11-3 run to close the quarter. Mc-
Trailing 15-11, the visitors respond- and committed three fouls. She re-
SCOOBA – In their first game action Cowan scored off a give-and-go from
ed two innings later by batting through bounded from that effort by carving
in nearly two weeks due to rain and wet Danberry, hit two free throws, scored
the lineup in the seventh to reclaim the out space deep in the paint to make it
field conditions throughout the region, off a layup following a turnover, and
lead. The benefactor of some wildness by easier for her to score. The Bulldogs scored again at the rim off a pass from
the Lions of East Mississippi Community Lion pitching and a two-run shot by Da- also were more patient on offense in Jazzmun Holmes. The flurry gave
College split an eventful home baseball kota Kennedy in the inning, East Central looking for McCowan, as they moved MSU a 54-41 lead entering the fourth
doubleheader with East Central Commu-
scored six times to take back the lead at the ball from passer to passer to create quarter. The Bulldogs led by at least
nity College Friday afternoon at Gerald
17-15. a better angle to feed McCowan. nine the rest of the way.
Poole Field.
Morgan, a product of Harrison Central “She is a really good player,” Mis- Schaefer praised McCowan for
After a series of comebacks resulted
High School, powered EMCC’s 20-hit at- souri redshirt junior center Hannah playing “careful” and not being a “bull
in a dramatic 18-17 walk-off victory for
tack by going 4-for-5 at the plate, includ- Schuchts said. “I think she is a tough in a china cabinet” like he felt she was
EMCC in the opener, the Warriors earned
ing two homers, with four RBIs and four load to handle for any team. We tried in the first meeting against Missouri.
the split with a 15-3 run-rule win in the
runs scored. Miller, a 23rd-round draft our best, but she is a really good play- He also likes the growing chemistry
pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates a year ago er. I think she is going to go on to do between McCowan and Howard and
In an opening contest that featured 35
out of Spanish Fort, Ala., went 3-for-6 some really big things.” hopes it continues to grow stronger
runs, 34 hits, 21 walks and eight home
with four runs batted in, while Gulfport’s McCowan did her part, too, with with crack at the program’s first SEC
runs surrendered by 10 combined pitch-
Dillon Brown also had three hits in the two assists. She often was quick to rec- tournament title on the line Sunday.
ers between the two teams, it was Austin
opener. ognize the collapsing defense and pass “I just thought tonight she was re-
Beech’s walk-off, two-out RBI hit to the
In sharp contrast to the opener, East the ball back out. McCowan’s willing- ally special,” Schaefer said. “When we
opposite field on a 3-2 pitch in the bottom
Mississippi’s bats were silenced in the ness, as MSU coach Vic Schaefer said, went to her, she delivered. At the same
of the ninth inning that closed out the
nightcap, as East Central hurlers Javian to allow the Bulldogs “to play through time I just think her and Anriel are get-
memorable slugfest.
Stone and Evan Keith combined to strike her” was a primary reason they had 17 ting more comfortable with each other
The climactic comeback began after
out 13 Lion batters while allowing just two assists. every day and enjoying each other’s
East Central scored six runs in the top of
third-inning hits over five innings. The “She is the most unselfish big kid in success.”
the seventh to take a 17-15 lead into the
Warriors broke open a tight 4-3 contest by the country, as well as so many other Follow Adam Minichino on Twitter
final frame. Following a lead-off strike-
sending 15 batters to the plate during a things as a five player,” Schaefer said. @ctsportseditor
out, ECCC’s Tanner Knight gave up back-

to-back solo blasts to Dillon Morgan and nine-run fourth inning en route to earn-
Zarin Cole which tied the score at 17-all. ing the doubleheader split. The big hits
Freshman shortstop Tyler Miller then in the game-deciding frame were two-run
started a two-out rally with an infield hit doubles by Alex Hay and Anderson Shel- Continued from Page 1B
in front of Jeremy Davis’ pinch-hit double ley. “She is a really good her team had its “hands za-Hunter hit a 3-point-

player,” Missouri red- full” against MSU’s er off an assist from
shirt junior center Han- first-team All-SEC per- McCowan to help trig-
nah Schuchts said. “I formers. The roles were ger an 11-3 run to close
Continued from Page 1B think she is a tough load reversed in he meeting the quarter. McCowan
of the third quarter while the All-Tournament team lyn Duke. to handle for any team. in the regular season, scored off a give-and-go
going on a 12-point run along with Bailey. Paul Quinn scored sev- We tried our best, but as Missouri outscored from Danberry, hit two
to go up 35-20 before the In Friday’s contest, eral consecutive baskets she is a really good play- MSU 30-24 in the paint. free throws, scored off
Bengals finally dented the Keyahna Jones pulled off to tie the Owls at 21-21 er. I think she is going to The Tigers also scored a layup following a turn-
scoreboard with a 2-point her 10th double-double with 4:39 left in the second go on to do some really 24 points off turnovers. over, and scored again at
jumper with 2:45 left. of the season to lead the quarter. For the remain- big things.” Schaefer referenced the rim off a pass from
After playing three Owls in a 73-59 victory der of the period the two McCowan did her both points in his post- Jazzmun Holmes. The
quarters with a total of over Paul Quinn College teams exchanged baskets part, too, with two as- game interview, so it flurry gave MSU a 54-41
63 points scored by both in the semifinal round. to result in a 30-30 tie at sists. She often was wasn’t surprising to see lead entering the fourth
teams, the fourth quarter The junior center from the break. quick to recognize the the Bulldogs flip those quarter. The Bulldogs
turned into an offensive Lufkin, Texas, was 7-for-9 The start of the third collapsing defense and numbers. McCowan and led by at least nine the
circus as The W posted from the floor and 2-for- period was much of the pass the ball back out. Howard fueled MSU’s rest of the way.
31 points on the board, 2 at the free throw line same, as the Tigers and McCowan’s willing- 40-16 edge in points in Schaefer praised
10 more than Maine’s to total 16 points against the Owls traded baskets ness, as MSU coach Vic the paint. The Bulldogs McCowan for playing
21-point total. the Tigers’ defense. She for the first minutes for a Schaefer said, to allow also committed only “careful” and not being a
In the fourth quarter, pulled down four offensive string of ties. the Bulldogs “to play eight turnovers and “bull in a china cabinet”
Fort Kent scrambled to boards and seven defen- With 2:58 left in the through her” was a pri- held a 14-4 advantage in like he felt she was in
overcome its double-digit sive boards to tie team- third period, the Owls mary reason they had 17 points off turnovers. the first meeting against
deficit, but they were no mate Autumn Taylor for a outscored Paul Quinn 9-4 assists. “I felt like they at- Missouri. He also likes
match for the Owls’ de- game-high 11 rebounds. to enter the fourth ahead “She is the most un- tempted to do that in the growing chemis-
fense. With 11 points of her own, 55-48. selfish big kid in the our first game, too, and try between McCowan
After its lackluster first Taylor joined Qiayon Bai- Duke scored the first country, as well as so we held our ground a lit- and Howard and hopes
half, MUW shot 56 per- ley who scored 13 points to basket of the fourth to many other things as tle bit better,” Pingeton it continues to grow
cent from the field over- round out the double-digit extend the Owls lead to a five player,” Schaefer said. “But we gave up stronger with crack at
all, 40 percent on 3-point effort for the Owls.. 57-48 and the W contin- said. “I thought she was a lot of really deep post the program’s first SEC
attempts and 69.6 percent MUW struggled early ued to score pushing to a really, really special. An- catches. When you’re tournament title on the
from the free throw line. on with a sluggish offense, 15-point lead with 5:55 left riel is getting more and 6-7 and you get it right line Sunday.
Playing all but two committing several mis- in the game. more comfortable play- under the rim, that is aw- “I just thought tonight
minutes, junior forward cues to open the game to Undaunted, the Tigers ing with her and find- fully challenging to stop. she was really special,”
Qiayon Bailey went 12- allow Paul Quinn to sneak started to chip away at the ing her, and T finding I didn’t think we did a Schaefer said. “When
for-17 from the floor and ahead 4-0. A minute and Owls’ lead and trailed by Anriel. I think this duo good enough job holding we went to her, she deliv-
4-for-7 at the free-throw a half after tip-off, Jones eight with under four min- is finally getting some our ground.” ered. At the same time I
line to lead the Owls with pulled down a rebound utes left to play, but the W chemistry between the Sophie Cunningham just think her and Anriel
a season-high of 28 points. and hit a put-back basket snapped back with several two, enjoying the suc- (game-high 33 points) are getting more com-
The West Point native also to score the Owls’ first baskets to close out the cess of one another. I scored all of Missouri’s fortable with each other
pulled down two offensive points of the game. Paul game 73-59. think that is part of the points in an 11-0 run that every day and enjoying
rebounds and five defen- Quinn then went on an “The Owls played well reason why they’re play- cut MSU’s lead to 43-38 each other’s success.”
sive boards Because of 8-2 run before Taylor split together today,” said head ing so well together.” with 2 minutes, 48 sec- Follow Adam Minich-
her effort, she received free-throws after a shoot- coach Howard White. “We Missouri coach Rob- onds to go in the third ino on Twitter @ctsport-
All-Tournament Team hon- ing foul to cut the Tigers were able to come togeth- in Pingeton admitted quarter. Andra Espino- seditor

ors and was named Cham- lead to 12-5. er as a team and overcome
pionship Game MVP. The Owls had a surge Paul Quinn’s first-quarter
Senior forward of energy offensively to run. We did a great job
Tenazhia Hinkson pulled go on a 6-0 run to close rebounding the basket- Continued from Page 1B
off her fifth double-dou- out the quarter and enter ball and handling their do to get it done,” Cook chipped in 11 points for Traemond Pittman
ble of the season with 15 the second period trailing pressure defense. We also said. “I’ve come a long the Yellow Jackets. had 13 points to lead Me-
points and 14 rebounds, Paul Quinn by only a point did a great job defensively way as a player, and “This feeling never ridian, while Makeem
while Autumn Taylor (12-11). making them take tough when things go hard gets old and, as a team, Roberts and Vontrell
rounded out the Owls’ The W notched its first shots. Offensively we were bounce back up and I we had a bet for about a Pringle each added 11
double-digit scoring effort lead of the game shortly able to get the shots we did that and it paid off.” month that if we won a points for the Wildcats
with 13 points. As a re- after the start of the quar- wanted. Tyler Talley added state championship I got (26-5), who were in the
sult of their performance, ter on a pair of jumpers by “Overall, we played a 12 points for Starkville, to dunk,” Carter said. “I 6A state title game for a
both ladies were named to Meosha Barnum and Kat- smart game.” while Atavius Jones think I can still do it.” third straight season.
The Dispatch • Sunday, March 10, 2019 5B

Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ expands long-term care benefits

2020 candidates Sens. Cory Booker of ate
Some moder-
said how long-term care might
affect that.
hundred billion dollars a year.
Several independent estimates
New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York have criticized
the cost of such
Sanders’ move, confirmed
by his office, follows action by
for the broader program have
ranged from about $25 trillion
and Kamala Harris of California say they’ll an expansive pro- Medicare for All allies in the over 10 years to $36 trillion, al-
posal and by add- House to incorporate a gener- though supporters say it would
support Sanders’ more ambitious bill ing the long-term ous long-term care benefit in be considerably less.
care provision, Sanders their newly introduced legisla- Still, the general idea of a
By RICARDO of the biggest gaps in the U.S. Sanders could tion. Medicare for All would re- government long-term care pro-
ALONSO-ZALDIVAR health care system.
The Associated Press further expose that divide. place the current mix of private gram has broad backing.
Medicare for All is unlikely So far, 2020 candidates Sens. and government financing for About two-thirds of U.S.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Ber- to advance in the GOP-con- Cory Booker of New Jersey, health care with a system paid adults favor a long-term care
nie Sanders is raising the stakes trolled Senate, but it’s a defin- Kirsten Gillibrand of New York for by the government and fund- program similar to Medicare,
of the “Medicare for All” debate ing issue in the early days of the and Kamala Harris of Califor- ed by higher taxes according to an Associated
by expanding his proposal to Democratic primary and candi- nia say they’ll support Sanders’ As with the rest of Medi- Press-NORC Center for Public
include long-term care, a move dates have pointed to their sup- more ambitious bill. Sen. Eliza- care for All, supporters aren’t Affairs Research poll last year.
that is forcing other Democrat- port of Sanders’ legislation as beth Warren of Massachusetts saying how they would pay for That includes 76 percent of
ic presidential candidates to proof of their progressive bona also backed the 2017 version long-term care, which experts Democrats and 56 percent of
take a stand on addressing one fides. of Medicare for All but has not estimate could cost several Republicans.

Pot-litics: 2020 Democrats line up Democratic candidate Warren

sets televised Mississippi forum
behind marijuana legalization The Associated Press

JACKSON — A Democratic presidential hope-

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD advocate on Capitol Hill, than half of the states in Richard Nixon unleashed ful is planning a televised forum from Mississippi.
and NICHOLAS RICCARDI says the war on drugs has this country?” O’Rourke a war on marijuana and Jackson State University says U.S. Sen. Eliza-
The Associated Press
been a “war on people.” wrote. other drugs and it helped beth Warren of Massachusetts will participate in
Former Texas Con- It’s a far different ap- carry him to a second a March 18 forum that will be televised on CNN.
gressman Beto O’Rourke, proach from the not-so- term. The Clarion Ledger reports CNN Chief Wash-
growing list of Democrat-
who appears poised to join distant past, when it was This year, leading ington Correspondent Jake Tapper will moderate
ic presidential contenders
the 2020 Democratic field, seen as politically damag- Democrats hold similar the event. It’s planned as part of a Warren cam-
want the U.S. government
has written a book argu- ing to acknowledge smok- positions supporting le- paign swing through the Deep South.
to legalize marijuana, re-
ing marijuana legalization ing pot and no major pres- galization. Presidential Jackson State President William Bynum Jr.
flecting a nationwide shift
would hobble drug cartels. idential candidate backed hopefuls in the Senate says the 7,300-student university isn’t endorsing
as more Americans look
In an email to supporters legalization. who have co-sponsored Warren.
favorably on cannabis.
this week, he called again In 1992, then-White Booker’s legislation to The 69-year-old Democrat announced her run
Making marijuana le-
to end the federal prohibi- House candidate Bill Clin- end the federal prohibi- for president last month. She’s already made a
gal at the federal level is
tion on marijuana. ton delivered a famously tion include Harris, New swing through South Carolina, which hosts the
the “smart thing to do,”
“Who is going to be the tortured response about York’s Kirsten Gillibrand, earliest southern presidential primary, as well as
says California Sen. Ka-
last man — more likely a youthful dalliance with Elizabeth Warren of Mas- Georgia.
mala Harris, a former
than not a black man — cannabis, claiming he sachusetts and Vermont’s Democratic hopefuls Cory Booker of New
prosecutor whose home
to languish behind bars tried it as a graduate stu- Bernie Sanders, who cam- Jersey and Kamala Harris of California visited
state is the nation’s larg-
Mississippi last year to support Democrat Mike
est legal pot shop. New for possessing or using dent in England but “didn’t paigned on decriminaliz-
Espy’s unsuccessful bid for U.S. Senate.
Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, marijuana when it is le- inhale.” And two decades ing pot in his 2016 presi-
a prominent legalization gal in some form in more before that, President dential bid.
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6B Sunday, March 10, 2019 The Dispatch •

College baseball

Mississippi State sweeps doubleheader

from Maine to open weekend series
Special to the Dispatch said Lemonis. “We’ve [had] a chance
to see our guys in some different envi-
STARKVILLE – Behind a pair of sol- ronments. We’ve played on the road.
id pitching performances, No. 8 Missis- My biggest concerns coming in [to the
sippi State ran its winning streak to 10 season] was the bullpen. Maybe they’ve
games with a doubleheader sweep of exceeded expectations because those
Maine on Friday at Dudy Noble Field. guys have really done a nice job. I think
The Bulldogs notched a win in Game 1 that’s what makes us really special in
by a score of 9-2, before taking Game 2 some ways is we have a power bullpen
by a final of 5-1. and we know we have a couple of really
Each game followed a similar path, good starters.
with State (14-1) using a multi-run in- “And our offense is gritty. You can say
ning to open the scoring before scratch- we’re power, or speed, or whatever, but
ing across runs to gain the cushion on they’re just tough and they show up to
the Black Bears (0-11). The two wins compete and they love to play the game.”
pushed State’s winning streak to 10 It took a while for the bats to get
games. It is the longest winning streak cranked up in Game 1, as Hayden Jones
since winning 12 games from April 30- started the fifth inning with a leadoff
May 25, 2016. single, stole second base before a Gun-
Redshirt-junior Ethan Small (1-0) got ner Halter infield single to third base
the start in game one, threw six innings put runners on first and second with one
and allowed one unearned run. The left- out. Jake Mangum drove in the first run
hander fanned 10 and walked his first of the game with an RBI single, and then
two batters of the season, but earned Westburg delivered his first home run of
his first win of the year. Senior Jared Li- the season – a three-run shot – to push
ebelt tossed the final three innings and the lead to 4-0.
allowed one run on four hits with three In the top of the sixth, the Black
strikeouts to post his first career save. Bears got an unearned run thanks to a
Sophomore Jordan Westburg hit his throwing error by Foscue and an RBI
first home run of the season in game one ground from Joe Bramanti. After re-
– a three-run shot in the fifth inning -- cording the first out of the frame, Ethan
and added another RBI later to account Small allowed a single to Caleb Krebs,
for four total runs batted in during Game which was followed by a base hit by Dan-
1. Six different Bulldogs posted multi- ny Casals. On Casals’ hit, Foscue made
hit efforts in the first contest, as seniors a diving stop on the ball, but his throw
Elijah MacNamee and Jake Mangum, was wide, allowing Krebs to advance to
junior Gunner Halter, sophomores West- third. Krebs came in to score on a Bra-
burg and Justin Foscue, and freshman manti fielder’s choice.
Hayden Jones all collected two hits. Maine starter Nick Silva retired the
“Anytime you win, that’s good,” said first two batters he faced in the bottom
Mangum on sweeping the doublehead- of the sixth before three-straight hits ac-
er. “I think we’re 14-1 right now, so sign counted for two runs and ended Silva’s
me up…We look good. We have a little night. Jones started the rally with a dou-
day off tomorrow, we’ll get some things ble to right-center field and Rowdey Jor-
going a little bit, straighten some things dan followed with an RBI single. After
out that we need to work on, get a good Jordan stole second base, Halter singled
lift in and be ready to go on Sunday.” to score the second run of the inning
The second game featured six strong and end the outing for Silva. After Nich-
innings on the mound for freshman JT olas Sincola entered the game, Mangum
Ginn (4-0), who allowed one run on six delivered his second RBI single of the
hits. He fanned eight batters and didn’t night, following a Halter stolen base.
issue a walk to win his fourth-straight Mississippi State Quick Hitters
decision to start his career. n Winning Streak – The Bulldogs
“The fastball was good tonight,” said have now won 10-striaight games to
Ginn on what was working for him gainst mark the longest winning streak since
the Black Bears. “I feel like command reeling off 12-straight victories from
was shaky at some points, but we just April 30-May 25, 2016.
[let Maine] hit it in after the first two in- n Starting Pitching – The duo of
nings and I was able to get it out. Then Ethan Small and JT Ginn combined to
I get to the bullpen and let those guys throw 12 innings in two starts. They al-
switch it up.” lowed just two runs – one earned – struck
The trio of freshman Brandon Smith, out 18 batters and walked only two. The
junior Colby White and graduate student duo allowed just nine hits – one for extra
Cole Gordon each tossed one scoreless bases – and each collected the win.
frame to close it out, as the three com- n Cole Gordon – Extended his score-
bined to strike out five hitters and not less innings streak to 24 2/3 innings
allow a baserunner. with a perfect ninth inning in game two.
“The last couple of weeks they (Ethan Struck out two and got a flyout to end the
Small and JT Ginn) have been really game.
good,” said MSU head coach Chris Le- n Gunner Halter – Posted four hits,
monis. “Both of them were still good to- scored three runs and drove in one RBI
day, Ethan walked his first two guys of in two games.
the year. n Elijah MacNamee – Had four hits,
“And I give them [Maine] credit, they scored two runs and stole one base in
put some balls in play, found some holes, the two games.
put a little pressure on us. We maybe n Starting Nine – The same lineup
don’t make a couple of plays that we started each game for MSU, with eight
could make that caused us a little bit of of the nine starters collecting at least
stress early, but they both just compete. one hit and seven of those posting multi-
They’re really good. It’s nice having ple hits during the doubleheader.
those two guys run out there, game one Maine Quick Hitters
and two.” n Danny Casals – Collected three
The trio of freshman Brandon Smith, hits – including a double – stole two bas-
junior Colby White and graduate student es and scored one run.
Cole Gordon each tossed one scoreless n Joe Bramanti – Drove in one RBI
frame to close it out, as the three com- and reached base three times in two
bined to strike out five hitters and not games.
allow a baserunner. n Cody Pasic – Doubled and drove in
“I think we’ve figured out our roles,” one RBI in a game one start.

College tennis
MSU men’s tennis match at South Carolina
suspended; Dogs face No. 9 Florida Sunday
FROM SPECIAL REPORTS 10th nationally, marking the 17th
straight edition of the rankings in which
STARKVILLE – No. 10 Mississippi MSU has appeared in the top 25 and its
State men’s tennis team will have to wait 13th appearance in a row in the top 10.
a bit longer to resume its match at No. In the ITA national singles rankings,
29 South Carolina, as persistent rains two-time All-American Nuno Borges
through the night led to wet courts Sat- leads three State players at No. 3 in the
urday morning, forcing the match to be nation, while Giovanni Oradini comes in
suspended until Monday at noon at the at 102nd nationally. State boasts a pair of
Carolina Tennis Center. ranked doubles tandems in third-ranked
Before returning to the Palmetto Braun and Giovanni Oradini and No. 7
State to complete that match, MSU (10- Borges and Strahinja Rakic.
2, 2-0 SEC) travels south to Gainesville, Florida enters Sunday’s match com-
Florida, for a top-10 battle at 9th-ranked ing off a 6-1 win against Ole Miss in
Florida (8-2, 2-0) on Sunday. First serve Gainesville Friday night. The Gators
is set for noon at the Alfred A. Ring Ten- field four ranked singles players, includ-
nis Complex, the site of the 2019 SEC ing No. 24 Oliver Crawford, 48th-ranked
Men’s Tennis Championship. freshman Sam Riffice, No. 54 Andy An-
MSU’s match at South Carolina was drade and No. 79 Johannes Ingildsen.
suspended midway through singles In doubles, four UF tandems are
play Friday with the Bulldogs holding a ranked inside the ITA’s top 80. Brian
1-0 lead after taking a tightly-contested Berdusco and Ingildsen are ranked
doubles point. USC got a quick advan- ninth nationally, while Andrade and
tage with a win on Court 1 before the Crawford team up to form the nation’s
Bulldogs notched the first point of the 14th-ranked duo. Andrade and Riffice
match for the fifth straight match and are ranked 27th, while McClain Kessler
the 23rd time in 24 outings. State held and Duarte Vale are ranked No. 73 and
a set advantage on Courts 4 and 5, while play at the No. 1 position for the Gators.
the Gamecocks were up a set on Courts After taking on the Gators and South
1 and 2, with the other two courts in late Carolina, State will return to the A.J.
deadlocks in the first set. Pitts Tennis Centre to host No. 17 Ala-
The Bulldogs are currently ranked bama at 3 p.m. on Thursday.
Jan Swoope: 328-2471

up up
Rev up
An iconic car inspires one owner to try to get a new club started

Chris McDill/Special to The Dispatch

Vantee Summerville of Columbus is pictured with his 2001 Chevy Corvette Wednesday. The Army veteran and former chemical technician and educator
hopes to hear from other enthusiasts interested in forming a Corvette club for sharing interests and some community service.


fter a more than 30-year career, plus
13 years in the Army and Active
Guard Reserves, Vantee Summerville
finally “scratched an itch” he’d had since his
days at Columbus’ Hunt High School. Today,
it gleams in his driveway, a sleek, powerful
machine in metallic navy blue.
“I’ve always had a desire for a Corvette,
I just didn’t have the money,” Summerville
laughed. “It’s always been my favorite — the
design, the looks, the power.”
Following retirement, he indulged.
“It was the No. 1 thing in starting to get
some things I want,” he said of his 2001
model. “I really love the car.”
The former chemical technician, edu-
cator and military personnel specialist is
enjoying his Corvette so much, he’s hoping
to find others who feel the same way about
theirs. He’d like to get a Corvette club start-
ed. He’s run some ads and spread the word,
hoping to connect with other enthusiasts in
the area. A club would be more than just a
congenial way for members to share their
interest; it would be an opportunity to serve
the community.
“We can be doing some things just to
help Columbus out, like raising some money Chris McDill/Special to The Dispatch
for (groups like) the Red Cross,” said Sum- Vantee Summerville looks over the engine of his 2001 Corvette Wednesday. After wanting a
merville. Corvette since high school, he acquired one in 2016.
Fellow Corvette owner Columbus Mayor
show at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New and other sites.
Robert Smith endorses the idea.
York City. At the time, European automak- By the end of 1953, production moved to
“A Corvette club would be an asset to the
ers dominated the sports car market. In St. Louis, Missouri; 3,640 Corvettes were
City of Columbus,” said Smith,
June of that year, the first production Cor- produced in 1954.
who has a 1989 turquoise blue
vette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Sales didn’t take off in the early years,
convertible and a 2017 blue
Michigan. It featured an all-fiberglass body, but as the car evolved from a racy con-
Grand Sport model. “The club
a 150-horsepower engine and a starting vertible to a race-toughened performance
could be active in the commu-
price tag of around $3,500, according to machine, the luster of legend began to take
nity by doing volunteer work, hold. “Hollywood” helped things along. One Three hundred two-seater
car show activities and con- convertibles were made, all with polo white of four black 1954 Corvettes produced was
tests, fun events and fundrais- exteriors and sportsman red interiors. The driven by main character “Mike Hammer”
ing programs to help citizens Smith only options offered were a heater and an in the 1955 Mickey Spillane private eye film
in need of assistance.” AM radio. “Kiss Me Deadly,” giving many film-goers
And besides, it’s just plain fun to share a The name Corvette originated with Chev- their first taste of the sports car in action.
passion for an American icon. rolet public relations man Myron Scott, who “I used to watch a TV show called ‘Route
thought naming the car for the fast strike 66’ starring Martin Milner and George
Beginning a legend ships called corvettes from World War II Maharis,” said Smith. “They drove a 1960
Chevrolet’s prototype Corvette debuted would appeal to American men, especially Corvette.”
in January 1953 at the GM Motorama auto those who had served, according to gentle- See Corvette club, 6C
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Tuesday, March 12
Quilt reception —
The Columbus-Lowndes
Public Library hosts a
noon reception for its an-
nual quilt exhibit. Rita Wil-
liams of the Buttahatchee
Barn Quilt Trail is speaker.
curity, the Mississippi Choctaws and
Tuesday, March 12 unmanned aerial systems research
The display will be up until
April 26. For more infor-
Quilt reception — See details to new social landscapes at this mation, contact Brenda
at right. two-day event at The Mill Conference Durrett, 662-329-5304
Center, 100 Mercantile Lane, in or bdurrett@lowndes.lib.
Starkville. Learn more and register at
Thursday, March 14, or
Exhibit reception — Starkville contact John Forde, 662-325-8033.
Area Arts Council opens an exhibit
by Laurie Burton of Starkville with
a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. at Sunday, March 24
The Partnership , 200 E. Main St., Rust College Choir — St.
Starkville. Free to the public. James United Methodist Church, 722
Military Road, Columbus, hosts this Dispatch file photo
acclaimed a capella choir at 6:30 Rita Williams is pictured with one of more than 100 barn quilts along
Sunday, March 17 p.m. Admission donation is $10 the Buttahatchee Barn Quilt Trail in Lowndes and Monroe Counties.
St. Patty’s Pawty — This adults; $5 youth 12-18 (children 11
benefit for the Columbus-Lowndes and under attend free). For more
Humane Society is 1-6 p.m. at Zach- information, contact Tavetia Hughes,
Get more information and tickets at
ary’s, 205 Fifth St. N. Live music,
green beer, pet parade, raffle and
662-327-4538. Thursday through Saturday, or call
more. Food by Huck’s Place. $10. For
information or to make donations, Wednesday, March 27 March 28-30 662-325-6634.
March 28-April 6
contact Colin Krieger, 662-329- Noon Tunes — This spring Ragtime Jazz Festival, Columbus Spring Pilgrim-
7653. series of lunchtime concerts at Gatsby Gala — The 13th annual Thursday through Sunday, age — Home and garden tours,
Charles H. Templeton Ragtime Jazz
Trotter Convention Center’s Court-
Festival at Mississippi State Univer- March 28-31 Tales from the Crypt, a crawfish and
shrimp boil, a half marathon and 5K,
Friday and Saturday, yard in downtown Columbus kicks off
with music by Jase Dalrymple from sity’s Mitchell Memorial Library and MUW Homecoming — Missis- Catfish in the Alley, Artisans Alley
sippi University for Women’s home-
March 22-23 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Food will be
available for purchase. Other Noon
other locations features multiple
performing artists and silent films. coming features numerous activities
and a garden party are among high-
lights of the 79th annual Columbus
New Narrative Festival and Tunes dates are April 3, 10 and 24. The Gatsby Gala kicks off the festival including musical performances, art Pilgrimage. Go to VisitColumbusMS.
Conference — Hear about For more information, contact Main with a 1920s-inspired fashion show exhibitions and presentations and org for a list of events, or call 800-
topics ranging from global food se- Street Columbus, 662-328-6305. and exhibits at the library March 28. more. Find the schedule of events at 920-3533.

Military brief
Erby graduates
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class
Kierra M. Erby graduated from basic
military training at Joint Base San An-
tonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an in-
tensive, eight-week program that
included training in military discipline
and studies, Air Force core values,
physical fitness and basic warfare
principles and skills. Erby
Airmen who complete basic
training also earn four credits toward an associate
in applied science degree through the Community
College of the Air Force.
Erby is the daughter of Stanley L. and Sandra F.
Erby of Columbus.
She is a 2012 graduate of Columbus High
School. She earned an associate degree in 2014
from Northeast Mississippi Community College in

Courtesy photo
MISSISSIPPI DAR: Several area DAR chapter members were among those elected to office at the Mississippi
State Society Daughters of the American Revolution 113th State Conference in Jackson Feb. 15. These offi-
cers-elect will assume responsibilities after the national DAR Continental Congress in Washington, D.C. in June.
From left are Montine Bond, curator (Yazoo City, Yazoo Chapter); Leslie Bruning, librarian (Natchez, William Dun-
bar); Rachel Tate, historian (Rosedale, Mississippi Delta); Patricia Anderson, registrar (Jackson, Rebecca Cravat);
Deborah Cannon, treasurer (Madison, Annandale); Elizabeth Herring, organizing secretary (Waynesboro, Chicka-
sawhay); Shana Fondren, corresponding secretary (Eupora, Old Choctaw County); Alice Lancaster, recording sec-
retary (Columbus, Bernard Romans); Amelia Langford, chaplain (Carthage, Old Robinson Road); Laurie Triplette,
second vice regent (Oxford, David Reese); Priscilla Harper, first vice regent (Yazoo City; Yazoo); and Hellen Polk,
state regent (Starkville, Hic-A-Sha-Ba-Ha).

Free reception Thursday opens show in Starkville

SPECIAL TO THE John Bateman. “We want
DISPATCH this program to expand
and benefit both artists

tarkville Area Art and the community.”
Council’s next Art Works will be available
in Public Places Ex- for purchase. This show
hibit will highlight artist will run through April 8.
Laurie Burton. A kickoff SAAC sponsors the
reception is 5:30-7 p.m. Cotton District Arts Fes-
Thursday, March 14 at tival, runs art education
The Partnership at 200 E. programs and awards al-
Main St. in Starkville. most $25,000 each year in
Burton works with grants and scholarships
mixed media and found
objects, landscape and
throughout Starkville and Art happens.
Oktibbeha County. For
surreal painting, and additional information,
occasional furniture visit​.
Courtesy photo
making. She graduated The public is invited to a reception from 5:30-7 p.m.
from Mississippi State Thursday at The Partnership in Starkville opens an
University where she exhibit by Laurie Burton of Starkville.
majored in marketing and
minored in fine art. She Burton’s honors “Before Their Time: A
is the owner of WildRose include a Merit Award at Del Rendon Foundation
Studio and Gallery, a ren- SAAC’s own 2017 Cotton Legacy Series” in the
ovated 1930s bungalow District Arts Festival Ju- Colvard Student on the
on South Jackson Street ried Art Show, and third Mississippi State campus.
in Starkville. The gallery place at the 2007 Prairie “SAAC’s Art in Public
is open by appointment Arts Festival Juried Art Places program strives
only. A visit will include Show. Burton’s work has to bring a gallery experi-
Burton’s energetic and been featured in many ence to Starkville while
scruffy little dog, Ripley, exhibitions across the also introducing artists
and possibly her elusive state and was recently to the community,” says
six-toed cat, Lefty. featured in a show called SAAC Executive Director

March 22 – Casting Crowns, Alabama). Tuscaloosa Amphitheater,
BancorpSouth Arena, Tupelo. 662-841-
March 31 – Jason Isbell and the 400
March 29 – Monterey Jazz Festival on Unit, BancorpSouth Arena, Tupelo. 662-
Tour, Riley Center, Meridian. 601-696- 841-6528,
April 6 – The Heart Behind the Music
March 30 – Tuscaloosa Bicentennial Songwriters’ Showcase (Melissa
Bash (Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Manchester, Darryl Worley, Mo Pitney,
St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The John Ford Coley), Riley Center, Meridian.
Commodores, Moon Taxi, Blind Boys of 601-696-2200,
The Dispatch • Sunday, MARCH 10, 2019 3C

MSU’s Women’s History Month: entertainment, empowerment


ississippi State Uni-
versity is celebrating
Women’s History
Month with a variety of fun,
free programs on the Starkville
campus. Activities include:
n March 18-26 — A Wom-
en’s History Month Art Gallery
exhibition showcasing commu-
nity-submitted, female-centric
pieces. A reception March 18
at 4 p.m. takes place in Colvard
Student Union’s second-floor
art gallery. Both events are
sponsored by MSU’s Center
for Student Activities and the
Holmes Cultural Diversity
n March 21, 11:30 a.m.-1
p.m. — Female Faculty and
Staff Mixer at the café inside
Barnes & Noble at MSU.
Holmes Cultural Diversity
Center is an event sponsor.
n March 21, 7-9 p.m. —
“Putting Down Your Crown,”
a Holmes Cultural Diversity
Center-sponsored event where
black women can discuss
Photo by Megan Bean
their challenges and cultivate A “Yes We Canvas Painting Party” is among activities planned for Mississippi State’s celebration of Women’s History Month.
fellowship while engaging in
interactive activities centered presented by Jilly Bean’s Pail of Pickering has received numer- n March 27, 4 p.m. — “Sex response from contemporary
on empowerment. The pro- Paint in Starkville. ous awards over the years for Object: The Emotional Impact feminists following the Wom-
gram takes place in Suite 220 n March 26, 6 p.m. — service to her local community of Misogyny and Feminism’s en’s Marches of 2017. A 5:30
at Colvard Student Union. “Girl, You Deserve Better” and state. Her talk is spon- Response,” presented by p.m. reception will immediate-
n March 22, 11 a.m.-2 in Lee Hall’s Bettersworth sored by the President’s Office, MSU’s Gender Studies pro- ly follow in Colvard Student
p.m. — “Yes We Canvas: Auditorium. Christy Pickering Holmes Cultural Diversity gram. In Bettersworth Audito- Union’s Old Main Lounge.
Painting Party,” sponsored by will share personal experienc- Center, MSU Athletics, Delta rium, Jessica Valenti will give For more information on
the Holmes Cultural Diversity es from an abusive relationship Gamma Sorority, the Center a talk about her recent book, Women’s History Month events
Center at Barnes & Noble café. and discuss how she eventu- for Student Activities, and Of- “Sex Object,” focused on sexu- at MSU, contact Hannah Reyes
Supplies will be provided for ally found happiness. A Biloxi fice of Fraternity and Sorority al objectification, the emotional at 662-325-2691 or hreyes@
this instructional painting class certified public accountant, Life. impact of misogyny, and the

Club notes
Northaven Woods the group in the Garden that are being probed by way Museum to see the well as cotton bales, a ma- was sure which was the
Prayer, Conservation a group from Ole Miss. traveling Smithsonian jor source of area wealth. proper name, but there
Garden Club Pledge and Pledge of He stated these graves Exhibit Water/Ways, He told of the steamboat was a time when you
Barbara Bailey hosted Allegiance. Eleanor Ellis have probably already noting water’s role in the “Eliza Battle,” which would not pick these
the February meeting read minutes and Judi been moved to the Na- settlement of Columbus. burned and sank during a flowers and bring them
of the Northaven Woods Jarrett gave the financial tional Cemetery. Funds He talked of the impor- freak storm in 1858, with inside, as they were for
Garden Club Feb. 19 at report; all were approved. are now being raised to tance of water transpor- a loss of 60 persons and planting on graves. It
the Senior Enrichment Pridmore introduced erect a monument to the tation in the early days 2,000 bales of cotton. made a nice ending for a
Center. local historian Rufus union soldiers. of Columbus, which had In closing, he shared garden club talk.
President Elwanda Ward, who told about the Ward encouraged the steamboats traveling the legend of the snow Soup and dessert were
Pridmore called the missing union graves at club to visit the Tennes- from Mobile to Columbus bell, snow drop or snow served and the meeting
meeting to order and led Friendship Cemetery see-Tombigbee Water- hauling passengers as flake. He said he never adjourned.
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April marks Easter return to Carnegie Hall for Packwood

MSU choral director masterpiece, the “Lord Nel-
son Mass.” The chorus once
premiered in 1798. With its
dramatic use of trumpets and
The Starkville High School
Choral Department is made
will conduct Haydn again will include members
of his own Mississippi State
drums, the majestic work con-
cludes with an impassioned,
up of seven ensembles/choirs
with more than 130 singers.
Masterwork University Choir, as well as the noble cry for the achievement The All-Superior program con-
Starkville High School Choir. of everlasting peace. sistently boasts large numbers
SPECIAL TO THE DISPATCH “The Mississippi State Uni- Packwood will conduct of all-staters and singers who
versity Singers are looking for- the New England Symphonic continue to sing at the college
NEW YORK, NEW YORK ward to returning to Carnegie Ensemble; soloists Dana Lynne and university level. SHS sing-

Hall in 2019,” said Packwood. Varga, soprano, Augusta Caso, ers have performed in Disney
aster Sunday holds a and New York City, and for the
“We had a wonderful experi- mezzo-soprano; Victor Starsky,
special significance for Mississippi State University
ence seven years ago, and this tenor; and Brandon Coleman,
Gary Packwood. It was Choral Colloquium.
time we get to make music with bass-baritone; and a choir
Easter Sunday in 2012 when
two very special high school drawn from ensembles repre-
the director of the Mississippi
State University Choir made choirs from Mississippi and senting Mississippi, Pennsylva- Tickets
his Carnegie Hall debut under Florida — we are so excited!” nia, New York and Florida. Concerts in the Isaac Stern
the auspices of MidAmerica ​“ We are thrilled to be a part Packwood has appeared Auditorium/Ronald O. Perel-
Productions, conducting his of this special performance!” throughout the U.S., Brazil, man Stage are $150, $100 and
ensemble in a program of devo- said Jennifer Davis, director Italy, Malaysia, France, Austria $50. Get tickets by contacting
tional music. of the Starkville High School Courtesy photo
and the Czech Republic. He CarnegieCharge at 212-247-
Now, seven years later, Choir. “It is a unique honor to Gary Packwood is currently program admin- 7800, visiting the Carnegie
again on Easter Sunday, April represent Starkville in New istrator and director of choral Hall Box Office at 57th Street
21, at 1 p.m., he will return to York City under the baton of life. It acquired the nickname studies at Mississippi State and Seventh Avenue in New
the legendary New York venue Dr. Gary Packwood.” “Lord Nelson Mass” because University, where he teaches York, New York, or by going
for MidAmerica to lead a large Haydn’s “Missa in Angusti- of the British war hero’s great undergraduate and graduate online to
chorus, four vocal soloists and is” (Mass in Time of War) was victory over Napoleon, which conducting, and conducts all For more information,
the New England Symphonic one of six grand masses com- occurred around the time four of the University’s choral contact molly.waymire@piptix.
Ensemble in Joseph Haydn’s posed towards the end of his the work was composed and ensembles. com

Mississippi College honors
Mississippi College released its honors
list for the 2018 Fall Semester.
President’s List
Columbus: Nicholas Ellis, Frank
Mullins III, Danielle Owens and Lindsey
Starkville: Sara Duncan;
Dean’s List
Caledonia: Lindsey Cousar;
Columbus: Hunter Sykes;
Macon: Emily Malone, Dalton Outz
and Keelea Wood;
Starkville: Isaac Jackson, Chele West-
brook, Dalton Demp and Carly Capple-
West Point: Marlee Melcher
To be eligible for the President’s List,
a student must maintain a 4.0 grade point
average, based on a 4.0 system. To be
eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must
maintain a 3.5 grade point average, based
on a 4.0 system. The student must take
a full course load of at least 12 semester
hours of undergraduate credit with all
academic courses impacting their grade
point average.

White named scholar

East Mississippi Community College
sophomore Jordan White of Dekalb has
been named a 2019 Co-
ca-Cola Academic Team
Silver Scholar. She will be
Courtesy photo
recognized in local and
MY BOOK AT SALE SCHOOL: First-graders at Sale Elementary School in Columbus recently received the book statewide ceremonies and
“Choose Good Food” for their home libraries through a My Book of Lowndes County grant. Students, from left, are during Phi Theta Kappa’s
Weston Talley, Mason Dodd, Landyn Abrams, Maddox Minor and Jamaal Thompson. Behind them are the Columbus annual convention April 4-6
Falcon mascot and My Book volunteers Jo Shumake and Debbie Swartz. Before receiving their books, students in Orlando, Florida, and
were given fruit and learned about healthy eating from Mia Johnson, Columbus Municipal School District food receive a $1,250 scholar- White
services director. By the end of the school year, the My Book grant will provide all CMSD first-graders, and West ship through the program
Lowndes Elementary first-graders, with five books each. sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars
Foundation and administered by the Phi
Theta Kappa Honor Society. She is among
50 students nationwide awarded one of
the scholarships. Selection is based on
scores earned in the All-Academic Team
competition, academic achievement,
leadership and engagement in college and
community service.
White will graduate from EMCC in
May and plans to transfer to Mississippi
State University. She hopes to eventually
earn a doctorate in medicine from the Uni-
versity of Mississippi Medical Center.
President of the Eta Upsilon chapter
of Phi Theta Kappa on EMCC’s Scooba
campus, White was named Most Dis-
tinguished Chapter President during
the Mississippi/Louisiana Region 2019
Awards Gala March 1-2 at MSU. In Feb-
ruary, she received EMCC’s HEADWAE
award for academic excellence. She is
a student ambassador, president of the
SGA and vice president of the Math and
Science Club.

Cousar Ellis Outz

Courtesy photo Courtesy photos
COOK READS WITH MY BOOK: First-grade students at Cook Elementary School in Columbus recently received a WHO’S WHO: Lindsey Cousar of Caledo-
book entitled “The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes” through a My Book of Lowndes County grant. Pictured, from left, nia, Nicholas Ellis of Columbus and Dalton

The Dispatch
are Jakaylan Williams, Kayley Chamblee, Storie Hood and Pia Jones. Prior to receiving their books, students heard Outz of Macon are among 79 Mississippi
from Dr. Susanne Cunningham of Curtis Optometry Group about what to expect when visiting the eye doctor and College students who received “Who’s
ways to keep their eyes healthy. Who” recognition at the Clinton campus.

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In the garden with Felder

Almost anything goes when it comes to recycled planters

hile a lot and an inverted car
of my job or truck tire. And
is to share no, there is no sig-
interesting garden nificant health risk
techniques and in growing vegeta-
“how-to” informa- bles in the latter.
tion, sometimes I’m I grow herbs in
asked for help with both a large galva-
interpersonal or nized horse water
social issues. trough and one of
Happened just my granny’s old
the other day after kitchen wash pots.
a library lecture Felder Rushing And in an antique
when an attend- pedestal sink and
ee begged me to claw-foot bathtub
arbitrate a marital dispute by from my great-grandmother’s
writing about the uncouthness house. Oh, and a porcelain
of planting flowers in the front chamber pot that had been
yard ... in a toilet. It was a lose- discarded up under the house
lose situation for everyone, because it had a rusty hole in
including me. it (planted with petunias, of
Instead, I ruminated on course. Think about it).
ingenious recycled containers So, once past the “ew”
I’ve encountered over my long factor, why not a toilet? I can
career, in home and fancy bo- show you photos of many
tanic gardens and prestigious I’ve encountered in gardens
flower shows where innovative across five continents, even in
humor can garner attention. England. Granted, they were
And the wackier the container, more joke than anything, but to
the more effective it can be. avoid bruising the delicate sen-
I’ve seen plants growing in sibilities of some dear readers,
faded blue jeans stuffed with I won’t include a photo. Suffice
potting soil and set on park to say, they are surprisingly
benches. And in every conceiv- common.
able type of hat and helmet, But, not-so-surprisingly,
and opened drawers of office more than anywhere else I
cabinets, concrete construction see them in children’s garden
blocks, upside down umbrellas, areas of even very upscale
sofas and chairs, beds and en- botanic gardens, including the
tire walls made of plastic soda ones in Memphis, New Orle-
bottles cascading with plants. ans and Atlanta. Their clear
Anything that holds potting message almost always has
soil and has drainage holes is to do with recycling, and they
fair game. are usually part of an overall
In my garden alone I have bathroom scene with sinks,
planted flowers, herbs and bathtubs and even partly-open
small vegetables in shoes, mirrored medicine cabinets
boots, buckets, baskets, hung on the walls. Felder Rushing/Courtesy photo
gloves, wagons, seashells, tin One summer when I was Recycled tires for planters? Why not? Felder Rushing has encountered planters made from everything
cans, an old Weber grill and presenting a lecture at a water from old blue jeans to umbrellas.
a saxophone with succulents conservation conference in San
cascading from the open keys. Antonio, Texas, I was invited old water guzzling type toilets. marital guidance, I deflected. to be tacky with recycled plant-
An all-time favorite of mine is to be the judge of a display of There were some hilarious Actually made things worse ing containers, really ramp it
gaily-spray painted five-gallon toilet gardens put together ones, but the one I liked the with my tip for anyone wanting up!
buckets with drainage holes by local celebrities including most had a colorful blend of to give this a go: Because dis- Felder Rushing is a Mississip-
drilled in the bottoms. a popular TV weatherman tomato and pepper plants, let- playing just one planted toilet pi author, columnist, and host of
And I cannot for the life and the Extension horticul- tuce, Swiss chard and herbs; it nearly always comes across the “Gestalt Gardener” on MPB
of me see the philosophical ture agent. The lighthearted was called, appropriately, “the poorly, the trick is to use three Think Radio. Email gardening
difference between planting in competition was designed to salad bowl.” or more. questions to rushingfelder@
a recycled half whisky barrel highlight the phasing out of So, not being much on Other words, if you’re going
6C Sunday, MARCH 10, 2019 The Dispatch •

JA of Columbus announces 2019 Charity Ball court


unior Auxiliary of Colum-
bus has announced the
members of its 69th annual
Charity Ball court that will be
presented March 30 at Trotter
Convention Center. The high
school seniors will be intro-
duced to the audience at 8 p.m.,
preceding presentation of the
Charity Ball king and queen,
whose identities are not re-
vealed until the ball. The event
is the JA chapter’s primary
fundraiser supporting multiple
service projects that benefit the
children of Lowndes County.
The evening includes a per-
formance by New Hope High
School’s Showstoppers, plus
live entertainment by Soul-
station Band and a breakfast
which begins at 9:30 p.m.
Breakfast and balcony
tickets are $25, available at Mil-
itary Hardware located at 1002
13th St. N. in Columbus. For
more information about tickets, Photo by Chris Jenkins
contact Mary Tana Garner at Members of the Junior Auxiliary of Columbus 2019 Charity Ball court are, seated from left, Lores Katherine Sharp, Emily Quinn Howard,
662-327-6010. Cooper Lane Stanley, Anna Elizabeth Billingsley and Lane Patricia Gerber. Standing, from left, are Mary Virginia Fields, Andrew Moak
Griffin, John Rhett Lott, William Chapman Cooper, Parker Harrington Ray, Maxwell Andrews Gee and Georgiana Hood Brown. Not pic-
Charity Ball court tured, Charles Hampton Hudnall.
Members of the 2019 Chari-
ty Ball court are: n William Chapman Coo- ren Eugene Gerber Mr. and Mrs. Edison James daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ken-
n Mary Virginia Fields, per, son of Mrs. Fran Fulton n Andrew Moak Griffin, Lott neth Todd Stanley
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Cooper and Mr. William Thom- son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew n Parker Harrington Ray, n Anna Elizabeth Billings-
Christian Bomley and Mr. and as Cooper Moak Griffin son of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney ley, daughter of Ms. Amy Sib-
Mrs. John Fredric Fields n Maxwell Andrews Gee, n Emily Quinn Howard, Alton Ray ley Billingsley and Mr. Ralph
n Georgiana Hood Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jody Wade daughter of Ms. Ramsey n Lores Katherine Sharp, Martin Billingsley
daughter of Mrs. Christopher Gee Howard and Mr. Kevin Barry daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis n Charles Hampton Hud-
Nathanial Dickey and Mr. and n Layne Patricia Gerber, Howard Sharp nall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel
Mrs. Walter Russell Brown daughter of Mr. and Mrs. War- n John Rhett Lott, son of n Cooper Lane Stanley, Harvey Hudnall.

Corvette club
Continued from Page 1C
That show on CBS adding up. The Chevy plained Ulmer. it,” said Ulmer. up in April in Memphis, people that love what
from 1960 to 1964 ’Vette was well on its way Columbus has had Summerville is look- Tennessee. He hopes I love,” he added. “We
followed its protagonists to a permanent place in Corvette clubs in the ing for others who share some members might can get together and do
as they drove across American culture. past, the Caledonia man that enthusiasm. He want to make the trip. something worthy for the
America. It became a pop “There’s always been said. He would welcome would like to hear soon “We could tailgate up community, too.”
culture classic, a symbol a passion for Corvettes. a resurgence and issues from anyone interested there together to Mem- Editor’s note: Anyone
of freedom and adven- I love them an open invitation to any in getting a new Corvette phis and meet a whole lot interested in a new area
ture, and the co-star- myself,” group to come out to club up and running, of other Corvette own- Corvette club may contact
ring Corvette became said Carl Southern Cruisers activ- especially since a major ers,” said Summerville. Vantee Summerville at
a “dream car” for many Ulmer. He ities. He also organizes Corvette show is coming “I like to be around 662-242-0960.
viewers. grew up Cars & Coffee, a gather-
The ’60s continued working ing of vintage and newer
to be good to the brand. on older cars at Columbus’ Hitch-
Bands like The Beach cars and ing Lot Farmers Market
Boys and Jan and Dean has been Ulmer on Saturday mornings
wove the car into song a member from 7:30-10:30 a.m.,
lyrics. Astronaut Alan of the Southern Cruisers beginning April 20. He
Shephard and other since 1996. That car knows how much sharing
Mercury astronauts — club organizes large an interest enhances the
American heroes — were auto shows like Cruisin’ enjoyment.
put behind the wheel of the River and charitable “Once you get into a
Corvettes, thanks to an fundraisers. Members group, it’s camaraderie,
arrangement with Gener- may have “anything from it’s fellowship with people
al Motors. Silver screen a 1930s model hot rod to who have the same pas-
appearances began a 2020 Corvette,” ex- sions. I live it. I breathe

Tell your child a bedtime story.



St. Paul’s Episcopal Church hosted its annual Shrove Tuesday

Pancake Supper in Columbus on Tuesday.

Charlie Clemons, Jackson Frye, Kenny Frye Jr., Joni Frye, Hutch Clemons, Jack Clemons, Karen Frye Catherine Horton, Synthia Williams

Genny Vidrine, Sherri Nozik

Ben Roach, Rev. Anne Harris Evie Vidrine, Sheri Lipsey, Kenny Frye

Chris and Carol White, Russel Craddock Austin Check, B.J. Harrison, Kerri Matthews, Chase Ray


The Greater Starkville Development Partnership hosted a Lunch and Learn at The Mill at MSU
in Starkville Wednesday.

John Rigsby, Frank and Barbara Matta, Ruth and Armando de la Cruz Mike Okhuysen, Chris Taylor, Mike Crayson, Pat Lane

Granville and Faye Barker, Helen Ward Ruth and Keith Remy, Sherrie and David Van Landingham, Nancy Walsh
2D Sunday, March 10, 2019 The Dispatch •

Southern Gardening

Spring weather encourages lichen growth in landscapes

he seasons on the trunk and structures appear and produce
are playing branches. Because spores.
tricks on us it doesn’t look natu- It really isn’t necessary to
with cold tempera- ral, people assume remove these naturally oc-
tures following this stuff is respon- curring organisms. The best
warm. I want to sible for the tree strategy to ward off unwanted
address a landscape and shrub prob- lichens is to keep the landscape
issue that’s gener- lems, so they ask if plants in optimum condition. A
ating quite a few there is a spray that healthy and well-growing plant
questions. can take care of the has a canopy that discourages
It’s not a new is- “problem.” lichen growth.
sue, as it pops up at This gray-green, Be sure to follow the Missis-
this time every year. Gary Bachman moldy-looking sippi State University Exten-
And it’s not the an- material is actually sion Service recommendations
nual, angst-causing an organism called lichen, an for watering, fertilization
pruning of the crape myrtles. unlikely combination of fungus and other best management
I want to focus on a subject I and alga that lives in a symbi- practices. Light pruning of
write about most years, and otic relationship on plant bark. damaged branches encourages
that is lichens. The alga supplies the food via new branch growth, which, in
Lichens become prominent photosynthesis, and the fungus turn, helps establish a denser
and concern many gardeners gathers the water and other canopy.
Gary Bachman/MSU Extension Service
who venture out in the nice, needed nutrients. Late winter and early spring create the perfect environment for I personally think that
early spring weather to take Lichens are very interest- lichen growth, as on the side of this small tree trunk. lichens add a touch of patina
stock of their landscapes and ing organisms that are found to our landscape plants, so sit
gardens. This is a time of the throughout the world. They are shrubs. The canopy or leaf are abiotic and environmental, back and enjoy the lichens that
season when many deciduous always on tree trunks, which cover on these struggling like drought or excessive heat. appear in your landscape this
trees and shrubs haven’t start- they use only for support. In plants tends to thin out, letting Lichens come in several spring.
ed to leaf out for the year, and fact, lichens will grow on any more light into the interior of forms, from spreading and Gary Bachman is an Ex-
lichens become very notice- hard surface outdoors, from the canopy. crusty to wavy folds and tension and research professor
able. wooden fences to rocks and Since the alga carries out specimens that look like hairy, of horticulture at the Missis-
Already, the calls and birdhouses. I’ve even seen photosynthesis in the higher multi-branched balls. sippi State University Coastal
emails are coming in. The them growing on a satellite light situation, the lichens grow Late winter and early spring Research and Extension Center
questions all have a common dish. more noticeable in these situa- create the perfect environ- in Biloxi and hosts Southern
theme. Trees and shrubs are Now, it is true that lichens tions. They get blamed for the ment for lichen growth. After Gardening television and radio
in decline, and the plants have are more likely to be seen plant decline when, in fact, the a rain, the lichens can appear programs. Contact him at south-
a gray-green mold growing on stressed woody trees and stresses causing the problems to bloom as small, round

Butterflies abound in mountainous Mexican winter habitat

‘Our trip was amazing. There are really no words to de-
scribe it. When we found
to make the trip, with each
one traveling part of the
break from the weight
of the insects, explained
at the same sites in 2017,
according to Xerces, a
really no words to describe it.’ the colony, it seemed to go
on forever.”
The exception is a
guide Ellen Sharp, who,
along with her husband,
nonprofit conservation
group. Reasons for the
Monarch butterfly sanctuary visitor Denise Siraco
In the U.S., two sepa- “super-generation” of mon- Joel Moreno Rojas, runs decrease include climate
By KIM CURTIS word, gobsmacked. rate populations of mon- archs that lives eight times a butterfly business in change, habitat loss and
The Associated Press It’s challenging to con- archs are divided by the longer than their relatives. nearby Macheros. pesticide use.
vey the sheer magic of wit- Rocky Mountains. While These super-monarchs “No one is entirely sure But the eastern popula-
CERRO PELÓN the western population can travel 50 or 100 miles why they choose these tion is rising. Several rang-
nessing tens of thousands
MONARCH BUTTERFLY primarily sticks to the Cal- a day, riding on thermal trees,” Sharp said. “But ers at Cerro Pelón who
of butterflies hanging
SANCTUARY, Mexico — ifornia coast, the eastern air currents as high as a one of the reasons is the were born and raised in

from trees in giant clumps,
s the group made population makes its way mile above the ground, microclimate. The old- the area said they haven’t
sunning themselves on the
its way up the down from southern Can- according to the U.S. De- growth trees radiate heat, seen butterflies in their
rugged mountain hillside or fluttering in the ada and the northeastern partment of Agriculture. so they stay warm through current numbers since
path toward the clearing, sky like snowflakes. But United States across thou- When they reach Mexi- the winter.” The monarchs they were children. And
their heavy, crunching after experiencing it, it’s sands of miles to spend co, they roost in trees, like generally arrive at the the latest numbers support
bootsteps turned to easier to understand folks the winter at one of about the cedar and oak at Cerro beginning of November their observations.
near-silent tiptoeing, their like these, most of whom 20 colonies in the Mexican Pelon, and cluster together and are headed north by At the end of January,
friendly chitchat dropped had traveled from the U.S. states of Michoacán and to stay warm. mid-March. Mexican officials an-
to whispers, giddy smiles to Mexico solely to see the Mexico. No single insect A recent group of but- The western population nounced that the overall
appeared on faces and monarchs. completes the entire terfly watchers saw thou- has declined dramatical- population of monarch
eyes brimmed with tears. “Our trip was amazing,” journey as the average sands clumped together ly in recent years. Last butterflies wintering in
The first-time visitors to said Denise Siraco, who butterfly only lives about in what looked like huge November, surveyors at 97 central Mexico was up 144
this mountain monarch was visiting from New a month. Instead, it takes hornets’ nests hanging sites found 20,456 mon- percent over the previous
butterfly reserve were, in a Hampshire. “There are three or four generations from branches that can archs compared to 148,000 year.

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was an infant. Now my as he is to his former My husband and I are extremely community that will provide her an you for writing. I’m glad you suggest-
son’s biological father is stepdad, which is why private people. What socializing we opportunity to get involved and meet ed it.
saying he wants our son he is saying this. I have do is with family. We are willing to be new people.
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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY unexpected ways. In April, you’ll ploration and renewal. Be bold your gut will tell you when this the next one? This keeps you focus on insignificant things
(March 10). The universe get so caught up in service and in addressing what you want, is the case. moving ever forward without the can negatively affect the mood.
makes a game out of getting duty that ego needs to change and later you’ll be able to help TAURUS (April 20-May awkward lulls and dips that can You’ll go the other direction and
you to smile in big, small and and fade. Summer brings ex- others get what they want, too. 20). Once you start making happen when things end. spend your time on the things
Aries and Capricorn adore you. distinctions and delineations, CANCER (June 22-July 22). that matter in the long run.
Your lucky numbers are: 8, 45, it’s hard to know where to stop. If you could go back in time and SAGITTARIUS (Nov.
1, 11 and 16. This is the nature of boundary warn your younger self, what 22-Dec. 21). Interpersonal
ARIES (March 21-April 19). setting. It’s almost as if you warning would you issue? What dynamics will work in the
Just because someone sounds need a boundary on setting diversion would you suggest? opposite sequence than seems
smart doesn’t make that per- boundaries. These are the same ideas logical. For instance, you’ll
son correct. Highly intelligent GEMINI (May 21-June 21). that will work well for today’s trust a person and then find the
people can be extremely artic- How about if, before you finish circumstance. person to be trustworthy, and
ulate about foolish things, and a big project, you get started on LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If no you’ll befriend a person before
one listens to advice yet people the person seems friendly.
come to you for advice, what CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
then? Recognize they don’t 19). You motivate others so
want what they say they want.
well because either someone
Give attention — soft, recep-
did this for you or no one did
tive and undivided. It’s better
and you learned to do this
than advice anyway.
for yourself through worldly
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
examples. Use your gift. People
While searching for solutions,
around you will need it today.
don’t start with the appropriate
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
ones. Not today. Also, the really
good ideas and solutions will 18). Fixing the small thing
come from mentally backing might just teach you that bigger
up to before the problem even things are janky. The framework
started. itself may be flawed. It could
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. be the institution that’s broken.
23). Just because your latest Even so, don’t get discouraged.
attempt didn’t work out doesn’t Tend to what you can.
mean you should give up the PISCES (Feb. 19-March
chase. Try again. Address the 20). It is one thing to be
negatives you found the last spiritual while walking the halls
time around. You’ll be luckier of a monastery engulfed in
now. the majesty of holy music and
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 14th-century paintings. It’s
21). You’ve experienced the quite another to be spiritually
pettiness of others before, aligned in a 21st-century traffic
and you know how people’s jam. You’ll do your best!
The Dispatch • Sunday, March 10, 2019 3D

Church Directory
Where the Spirit of the Lord is
“There is Liberty”
Kenneth Montgomery
Proudly serving our community
for over 30 years These church directory pages are made possible by the sponsorship of the following businesses.
ASSEMBLIES OF GOD Waterworks. Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday Worship 11 OAKLAND MB CHURCH — 18 Fairport Road, Crawford.
CALVARY ASSEMBLY OF GOD — Lehmberg Rd. and a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Pat Creel, Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday
Bennett Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 OPEN DOOR M.B. CHURCH — Starkville Sportsplex, 405 Bible study 7 p.m., Mass Choir Rehearsal - Wed. before 1st
p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Eric Crews, Pastor. Lynn Lane, Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. 1st and 2nd Sun. 6 p.m., Male Chorus Rehearsal - Wed. before
FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD — 2201 Military Road. 2nd and 4th Sundays. Donnie Jones, Pastor. 662-263-7102 3rd Sun. 6 p.m., Junior Choir Rehearsal - Wed. before 4th
Christian Education 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Nursery PLEASANT GROVE MB CHURCH — 1914 Moor High Sun. 6 p.m. Rev. Sammy L. White, Pastor.
Church (2-3 yrs.) Super Church (children)10:30 a.m. Road, Crawford. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 PLEASANT GROVE ROBINSON MB CHURCH — 9203
Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday 7 p.m. Nursery provided for all a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Riley Forrest, Sr., Pastor. Hwy. 389 N., Starkville. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship
services. Jody Gurley, Pastor. 662-328-6374 662-272-8221 11:15 a.m., Wednesday Prayer Service/Bible Study 7 p.m.
NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD — 4474 New Hope Road. PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST — 1383 Pleasant Hill Rd. Pastor George A. Sanders. 456-0024
Worship 10:30 a.m., Children’s Church 10:30 a.m., Jack Sunday Worship 10 a.m. & 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Bill PLEASANT RIDGE MB CHURCH — Ridge Rd. Sunday
Medley, Pastor. 662-664-0852 Hurt, Pastor. 662-329-3921 School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. A.
BAPTIST PLYMOUTH BAPTIST CHURCH — 187 Plymouth Rd. Edwards, Sr., Pastor.
ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH — Hwy. 45 N. Sunday Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Randy PROVIDENCE MB CHURCH — Old Hwy. 69 S. Sunday
School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Discipleship Training 5 Rigdon, Pastor. Neil Shepherd, Music. School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev.
p.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Mitch McWilliams, SOVEREIGN FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH — 7852 Hwy. Gilbert Anderson, Pastor.
Pastor. 662-328-4765 12 E., Steens. Sunday Worship 10 a.m., Service 5 p.m., SAINT MATTHEWS MB CHURCH — 1213 Island Rd.
ARMSTRONG BAPTIST CHURCH — 1707 Yorkville Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Charles Young, Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday
Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Bible Study SOVEREIGN GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH — 12859 Martin 6:30 p.m. Curtis Clay, Sr., Pastor.
Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. William Vaughn, Pastor. 662- Road Spur, Northport, Ala. Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Bible SALEM MB CHURCH — Hwy. 86, Carrollton, Ala. Sunday
328-0670 Study noon. Todd Bryant, Pastor. School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Rev.
ARTESIA BAPTIST CHURCH — Sunday School 10 a.m., STATE LINE BAPTIST CHURCH — 7560 Hwy. 1282 E. David J. Johnson, Jr., Pastor.
Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Pastor Jeff Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday SECOND JAMES CREEK MB CHURCH — 4898 Baldwin
Morgan. Night small group 6:30 p.m. Robert Gillis, Pastor. 662- Rd., Brooksville. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH — 3232 Military Road. 329-2973 Pastor Michael Tate. 662-738-5855
Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., TEMPLE OF DELIVERANCE BAPTIST CHURCH — SOUTHSIDE MB CHURCH — 100 Nashville Ferry Rd. E.
Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Walter Butler, Pastor. 4307 Sand Rd., Steens. Maurice Williams, Pastor. Sunday Sunday School 8:30 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday
BETHESDA BAPTIST CHURCH — 2096 Bethesda School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Wednesday 7 6:30 p.m. Rev. Rayfield Evins Jr., Pastor.
2500 Military Road Suite 1 p.m. 662-327-2580
Columbus, MS Rd, Crawford. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., SIXTH AVENUE MB CHURCH — 1519 Sixth Ave. N.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m., Worship 7 p.m., Wednesday UNITED CHRISTIAN BAPTIST CHURCH — 2 blocks east Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m., Bible Study
662-328-7500 WEST REALTY COMPANY of Hwy. 69 on Yorkville Rd. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 7:00 p.m. Allan Dees, Pastor. 662-272-8734 Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. W.C. Talley, Pastor. 662-329-2344
Don West, Broker/Owner BORDER SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH — 12771 Hwy. 10:15 a.m. Steven James, Pastor. SPRINGFIELD MB CHURCH — 6369 Hwy. 45 S. (1st & 3rd
12 E., Caledonia. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 UNIVERSITY BAPTIST CHURCH — 1104 Louisville St., Sunday) Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship 11:30 a.m.,
a.m., Kids for Christ 5 p.m., Discipleship Training 5:15 p.m., Starkville (located in Fellowship Hall of St. Luke Lutheran (1st & 3rd Wednesday) 7 p.m. Robert Gavin, Pastor. 662-
Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study – Adults, Children, Church). Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Bert 327-9843
Northeast Exterminating and Youth classes 7 p.m. Dan Louman, Pastor. 662-386- Montgomery, Pastor.
0541. Brad Creely, Minister of Music and Youth, 662-312- Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Worship 8 a.m. & 11 a.m. B.T.U. 5
If it Jimmy Linley • Richard Linley
8749. www. off of Mill Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and
6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor, Al Hamm.
p.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Rev. Joe Peoples,
crawls, Columbus
Brooksville. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 10:55 a.m. WOODLAND BAPTIST CHURCH — 3033 Ridge Rd.
St. James MB CHURCH — 6525 Hardy-Billups Rd.,
call... 662-329-9992 and 6 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Worship 6
p.m., AWANA Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Crawford. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and
6:15 p.m. Rev. Chad Payton, Pastor.
Caledonia. Sunday Men’s Prayer Service 9:30 a.m., Shelby Hazzard, Senior Pastor. Brad Wright, Director of St. JOHN MB CHURCH — 3477 Motley Rd., Sunday
BRISLIN, INC. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Bible Study 4
p.m., Worship 5 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Bob
Student Ministries.
School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7
p.m. Joe Brooks, Pastor. 327-7494.
Sales • Service • Installation 7th St. S. Sunday School 8 a.m., Worship 9:30 a.m.,
Burch, Pastor. ST. PAUL MB CHURCH — Robinson Rd. Sunday School
Residential • Commercial • Industrial CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH — 295 Dowdle Dr. Sunday Wednesday 7 p.m., Youth Ministry Wednesday 4:30 p.m. 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Rev. Willie
Since 1956 School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Adult Choir Rev. Brian Hood, Pastor. Mays, Pastor. rehearsals and Discipleship Training 5 p.m., Worship 6 INDEPENDENT BAPTIST ST. PAUL MB CHURCH — 1800 Short Main St. Disciple
BETHESDA CHURCH — 1800 Short Main. Sunday School
4051 Military Road • 662-328-5814 p.m., Wednesday 6:15 p.m. Rev. Ralph Windle, Interim
9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Nathaniel
Training/Sunday School 8 a.m., Worship 9:00 a.m. Rev.
Pastor. 662-328-6741 John F. Johnson, Pastor. 662-241-7111
Best, Pastor. E-mail:
BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH — 5860 Hwy. 50 E., West
Ala. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Barton Ferry Rd., West Point. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.,
Point. Sunday School 10 a.m., Service 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
(6 p.m. - Daylight Savings Time), Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Wil Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m.
Wednesday 7 p.m.
Corbett, Pastor. 205-270-1845 UNION BAPTIST MB CHURCH — 101 Weaver Rd.
CANAAN BAPTIST CHURCH — 1008 Lehmberg Rd. (Hwy. 69 S) Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.,
Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Service and Children’s Church Wednesday 6 p.m. Pastor McSwain.
Wednesday 7 p.m. Martin “Buddy” Gardner, Pastor.
10:30 a.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Paul TABERNACLE MB CHURCH — Magnolia Drive, Macon.
Shaw, Pastor. 662-327-3771 Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
CANAAN MB CHURCH — 2425 Bell Ave. Sunday School p.m.
Wednesday 7 p.m. 662-327-1130
8:15 a.m., Worship 9:30 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6 UNION HOPEWELL MB CHURCH — 150 Spurlock Rd.
p.m. Jimmy Pounds, Pastor. 662-327-1226 Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6
Starkville in the Comfort Suites Conference Room, Sunday
COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH — 2490 Yorkville p.m. Carlton Jones, Pastor.
School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor
Rd. East Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., WOODLAWN LANDMARK MB CHURCH — 8086 Hwy.
John Harvey. 662-648-0282
INDUSTRIAL SERVICES, INC Wednesday Bible Study, Children & Youth Classes 6:30
12. East, Steens. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.
p.m. Matt Moehring, Pastor. Edward Rhinewalt, Music and 5 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. David Retherford, Pastor.
ANDERSON GROVE MB CHURCH — 1853 Anderson Director. 662-327-5306
Grove Road, Caledonia. Sunday School 9:20 a.m., Worship
CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH — 844 Old West Carson Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:15 a.m.,
11:00 a.m., Bible Study Wednesday 6:20 p.m. David O.
Jarrett’s Towing Point Rd., Starkville. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Greg Upperman,
Pastor. 662-323-6351 or visit www.cornerstonestarkville.
Williams, Pastor. 662-356-4968.
ANTIOCH MB CHURCH — 2304 Seventh Ave. N. Sunday
Wednesday 7 p.m. John Sanders, Pastor.
ZION GATE MB CHURCH — 1202 5th St. S. Sunday
Wrecker Service com School 9:30 a.m., Worship 8 a.m. and 10:45., Children’s
School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Kenny
EAST END BAPTIST CHURCH — 380 Hwy. 50 W. (Hwy. Church 10:15 a.m., Worship 5 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Dr.
5209 N. Hwy 182 E. • Columbus, MS 39702 50 and Holly Hills Rd.) Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Worship
Bridges, Pastor.
James A. Boyd, Pastor.
BETHLEHEM MB CHURCH — 293 Bethlehem Road,
329-2447 We unlock 10:30 a.m., Worship 5 p.m. followed by Discipleship
Training, Mission Friends and GAs 5 p.m., Sanctuary Choir
Caledonia. Sunday School 1st and 4th Sundays 8 a.m., 2nd PRIMITIVE BAPTIST
If no answer 251-2448 cars & 3rd Sundays 9:30 a.m., Worship 1st & 4th Sundays 9:30
6:30 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, Youth Worship, a.m., 2nd & 3rd Sundays 11 a.m., Wednesdays 6 p.m. Rev. Washington St. & Columbus St., Aberdeen. Sunday 10:30
Preschool & Children’s Choirs 6:30 p.m. Bryon Benson, a.m. and 2 p.m. Herb Hatfield, Pastor. 662-369-4937
R Free Estimates Willie James Gardner, Pastor. 662-356-4424
LER OO Pastor. 662-328-5915 BLESSING MB CHURCH — Starkville Sportsplex, Activity HAMILTON PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH — Flower
EE FIN Licensed
& Insured
EASTVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH — 1316 Ben Christopher Center 405 Lynn Lane Road. Sunday Worship 2nd, 4th & Farm Rd., 2 miles South of Hamilton, just off Hwy. 45.

W H INC. G Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 5th Sundays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Pastor Martin. 662-744-0561 Sunday 10:30 a.m. Jesse Phillips, Pastor. 662-429-2305
COMMERCIAL p.m. Junior Eads, Pastor. 662-329-2245 BRICK MB CHURCH — Old Macon Rd. Sunday School MAYHEW PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH — 842 Hwy.
“A Family Business Since 1946” RESIDENTIAL FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH — 127 Airline Rd. 9:30 a.m. each Sunday, Worship 2nd and 4th Sundays only 45 Alternate, Starkville. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Herb
Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Everett Little, Pastor. Hatfield,Pastor. 662-315-4937
662-328-3625 • 662-328-7612 Wednesday 6 p.m. Dr. Breck Ladd, Pastor. 662-328-2924 CALVARY FAITH CENTER — Hwy. 373 & Jess Lyons SPRINGHILL P.B. CHURCH — 3996 Sandyland Road,
FAITH CHRISTIAN BAPTIST CHURCH — 1621 Mike Macon, MS. Walter Lowery Jr., Pastor. Sunday School 9:00

Rae’s Jewelry
Road. Sunday Worship 8:00 a.m., Sunday School 9 a.m.,
Parra Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Rev. Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Pastor Robert a.m., Worship 10:00 a.m., Tuesday Bible Study 6 p.m. 662-
Michael Love, Pastor. 662-434-5252 Bowers, Pastor. 662-434-0144 738-5006.
N. Sunday Worship 8:45 a.m., Sunday School 10 a.m. North of Caledonia on Wolf Rd, Hamilton. Sunday 10:30
Authorized Dealer (Worship televised at 10 a.m. on WCBI-TV, Columbus
Services 11:15 a.m., Sunday School 10 a.m., Wednesday
6:30 p.m. Johnnie Richardson, Pastor. 662-434-6528 a.m. & 1st Sunday Night at 6:30 p.m. Elder Joseph Mettles,
Citizens and Pulsar Watches Cable Channel 7), Contemporary Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday CHRISTIAN HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor. 662-369-2532
5 p.m. Worship at 3000 Bluecutt Road, Midweek Prayer ANGLICAN CATHOLIC
Downtown Columbus 662-328-8824 Service Wednesday 6:00 p.m. located downtown. Dr.
— 14096 MS Hwy. 388, Brooksville, MS 39739, Sunday
School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11:00 a.m., Wednesday 6:30
Shawn Parker, Pastor. 662-245-0540 Mayhew. Holy Eucharist - Sunday 10 a.m. 662-244-5939
When Caring Counts... FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF STEENS — 40 Odom Rd.,
p.m. Bobby Bowen, Pastor. 662-738-5837/549-6100
CHRIST MB CHURCH — 110 2nd Ave. S. Sunday School
Steens. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m., B.T.U. CATHOLIC
p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Program every 1st & 3rd Sunday 6 p.m. ANNUNCIATION CATHOLIC CHURCH — 808 College
FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST — 125 Yorkville Rd. W. Sunday ELBETHEL MB CHURCH — 2205 Washington Ave. St. Mass Schedules are as follows: Sunday 8 a.m. & 10:30
School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday a.m., Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8 a.m., Tuesday 5:30
FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY p.m. John Gainer, Pastor. 662-328-6024 or 662-328-3183 7:00 p.m., Rev. Leroy Jones, Pastor. p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m., and Annunciation Catholic
1131 Lehmberg Rd., Columbus • 662-328-1808 GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH — 708 Airline Rd. Sunday FAITH HARVEST MB CHURCH — 4266 Sand Road. School (during the school year). Father Jeffrey Waldrep,
School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m. & 6 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Bible class Priest.
Charles Whitney, Pastor. Tuesday 6 p.m. Hugh L. Dent, Pastor. 662-243-7076. CHRISTIAN
S. Sunday 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Pastor Sammy Burns. 662- School 9 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m., Wednesday Bible Mitchell, Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30
328-1096 Study 7 p.m. Rev. Jimmy L. Rice, Pastor. 662-328-1913 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m.
East between Gattman & Amory. Sunday School 10 a.m., School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Dr. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH — 720 4th Ave. N. and
Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7:15 p.m. Rev. Stanley K. McCrary, Pastor. 662-327-7473 or 662-251-4185 8th St. N. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.
John Walden, Pastor. 662-356-4445 GREATER MT. OLIVE M.B. CHURCH — 1856 Carson Rd. CHURCH OF CHRIST
IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH — 6342 Military Rd., Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m., Wednesday 7 CALEDONIA CHURCH OF CHRIST — Main St.,

Shelton Cleaners
Steens. Bible Study 10:30 a.m., Worship 9:15 a.m. and 6 a.m. Donald Henry, Pastor. Caledonia. Sunday Bible Study 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m.
p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. 662-328-1668 HALBERT MISSION MB CHURCH — 2199 Halbert Church and 5 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m.
KOLOLA SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH — Caledonia. Rd., Ethelsville, Ala. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 CHURCH OF CHRIST — 4362 Hwy. 69 S. Sunday Worship
3189 Hwy 45 N. • 328-5421 Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., AWANA a.m. Ernest Prescott, Pastor. 9:30 a.m. , Wednesday 6 p.m. Loviah Johnson 662-574-
4:45-6 Ages 2-12th grade (Sept. - May), Worship 5 p.m., HOPEWELL MB CHURCH — 4892 Ridge Rd. Sunday 0426 or E-mail:
1702 6th St. N. • 328-5361 Choir Practice Wednesday 6 p.m., 252 Basics Children’s School 8 a.m., Worship 9 a.m., Minister Terry Johnson, CHURCH OF CHRIST — 437 Gregory Rd. Sunday Bible
Ministry an Cross Training Youth Wednesday 7 p.m., Interim Pastor. class 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Rev. Don Harding, Pastor. JERUSALEM MB CHURCH — 14129 Hwy 12 E., p.m. Richard Latham, Minister. 662-328-4705
LONGVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH — 991 Buckner Street, Caledonia. Sunday School 8:30 a.m., Worship 9:30 a.m., CHURCH OF CHRIST DIVINE — 1316 15th St. S. Morning
Longview. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Worship 11:00 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Rev. Willie Petty, Sr., Pastor. Worship (3rd & 5th Sunday) 8:30 a.m., Sunday School
Discipleship Training 5:15 p.m., Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.; MAPLE STREET BAPTIST — 219 Maple St. Sunday 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 11:30 a.m., Wednesday Night
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Pastor Larry W. School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., Bible Study 7 p.m. 662-327-6060 Bishop Timothy L. Heard,
APAC-MISSISSIPPI, INC. Yarber, or email, 662-769-4774 Wednesday 6 p.m. Joseph Oyeleye, Pastor. 662-328-4629 Pastor.
Michael Bogue & Employees MCBEE BAPTIST CHURCH — 2846 Hwy. 50 E. Sunday MILLERS CHAPEL MB CHURCH — 425 East North COLUMBUS CHURCH OF CHRIST — 2401 7th St. N.
School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Discipleship Training St. Macon. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Bible Class 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday
Lake Norris Rd. 328-6555 5 p.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Rev. Jimmy Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Ron Houston, Pastor. Bible Study 5 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Lendy Bartlett,
Ray, Pastor. 662-328-7177 MISSIONARY UNION BAPTIST CHURCH — 1207 5th Minister of Community Outreach; Paul Bennett, Family Life
MIDWAY BAPTIST CHURCH — Holly Hills Rd. Sunday Ave. N. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Baptist Minister; Billy Ferguson, Minister of Discipleship.
School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m., Training Union 5 p.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. EAST COLUMBUS CHURCH OF CHRIST — Highway
Prayer Service every Saturday 6 p.m. Rev. Denver Clark, Rev. Tony A. Montgomery, Pastor. 182 E. at Gaylane. Sunday Worship 9 a.m., Bible Study
Pastor. MOUNT ZION M.B. CHURCH — 2221 14th Ave. N. Sunday 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. http://
MOUNT PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH — 2628 East Tibbee School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Tuesday Bible Study 7
Rd., West Point. Sunday Worship each week 8 a.m., 1st, p.m. Jesse J. Slater, Pastor. 662-328-4979 HWY. 69 CHURCH OF CHRIST — 2407 Hwy. 69 S. Sunday
3rd and 5th Sunday Worship 11:30 a.m., Sunday School MT. ARY MB CHURCH — 291 S. Frontage Rd., Lot #4. Bible Study 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
9:30 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Donald Wesley, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Wednesday 7 p.m.
MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH — 1791 Lake Lowndes Rev. Erick Logan, Pastor. LONE OAK CHURCH OF CHRIST — 1903 Lone Oak Rd.,
Rd. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m., MT. AVERY BAPTIST CHURCH — 12311 Nashville Ferry Steens. Bible Study 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Steve Lammons, Pastor. 662-328- Rd. E. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m. every Wednesday 7 p.m.
2811 Sunday except 5th Sunday. Rev. John Wells, Pastor. MAGNOLIA CHURCH OF CHRIST — 161 Jess Lyons
MT. VERNON CHURCH — 200 Mt. Vernon Rd. Sunday MT. OLIVE MB CHURCH — 2020 Atkin Rd., Millport, Ala. Rd. Bible Study 9:15 a.m., Worship, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
Telephone: 662-327-1467 Worship 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Service Life Groups for Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service 10 a.m. Pastor Wednesday 7 p.m. Minister David May, Pastor. 662-769-
all ages 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Connection Cafe 10 a.m., Benny W. Henry. 205-662-3923 5514.
P.O. Box 1278 • 1616 7th Ave. S., Columbus, MS 39703 Discovery Zone. 662-328-3042 NEW HOPE MB CHURCH — 271 Church St., Artesia. NORTH HILLCREST CHURCH OF CHRIST — 900 North
MURRAH’S CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH — 9297 Hwy. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 Hillcrest, Aberdeen, MS 39730, Sunday Worship 10:00
69 S. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. and p.m. Thomas E. Rice is Pastor. 662-494-1580 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 p.m., Bro. Arthur
6:30 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. NEW BAPTIST TEMPLE MB CHURCH — 5937 Nashville Burnett, Minister, 662-304-6098. Email: nhill crestcoc@
NEW COVENANT BAPTIST CHURCH — Highway 50 E. Ferry Rd. E. Sunday School 9 a.m. each week except 5th
Sunday School 9 a.m., Service 10 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Sunday, Worship 10 a.m. each week except 5th Sunday, STEENS CHURCH OF CHRIST — Steens Vernon Rd. 9:15
Ed Nix, Pastor. 5th Sundays: Ushers Board Fellowship. Rev. L.A. Gardner, a.m. Bible Study, Worship 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday
NEW JOURNEY CHURCH — 3123 New Hope Rd. Sunday Pastor. 662-329-3321 7 p.m. Larry Montgomery, Minister.
Worship 10:30 a.m., Small Groups 5:30 p.m., Kevin Edge, NEW ZION PILGRIM MB CHURCH — 5253 New Hope 10TH AVE. N. CHURCH OF CHRIST — 1828 10th Ave. N.
Pastor. 662-315-7753 or Rd. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship Services 11 a.m., Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Bible Class
NEW SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH — 7086 Wolfe Rd., 3 Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Rev. Christopher Wriley, Pastor. 5 p.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Willie McCord,
miles south of Caledonia. Sunday Worship 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 NEW ZION STEENS MB CHURCH — 3301 Sand Rd. Minister.
a.m., Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Sunday Evening - AWANA Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. WOODLAWN CHURCH OF CHRIST — Woodlawn
Do you need to change your 4 p.m., Discipleship Training, Youth & Adult 5 p.m., Evening Pastor Rev. Billy D. Hill. 662-329-5224 Community. Sunday 9 a.m., Worship 9:45 a.m., Worship 6
church’s listing? Call 328-2424 or Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday - Adults, Youth & Children 6:30 OAK GROVE MB CHURCH — 1090 Taylor Thurston Rd. p.m., Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Willis Logan, Minister.
email changes to p.m. 662-356-4940 Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., 5th Sunday 8 CHURCH OF GOD
Bro. Mel Howton, Pastor. a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6:15 p.m. Pastor Therman CHURCH OF GOD IN JESUS’ NAME — Hwy. 12. Sunday
subject: church page NORTHSIDE FREE WILL BAPTIST — 14th Ave. and Cunningham Sr., 662-798-0179
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Regular Church Attendance
CORNERSTONE WORSHIP CENTER — 7840 Wolfe Rd. Lead Pastor. Rev. Anne Russell Bradley, Associate Pastor. NEW HORIZONS GOSPEL ASSEMBLY — 441 18th St. S.
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Wednesday Rev. Aislinn Kopp, Associate Pastor. 328-5252 Sunday 10 a.m. Dr. Joe L. Bowen, Pastor.
6:30 p.m. Tony Hunt, Pastor. 662-889-6570 FLINT HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 80 Old PLEASANT RIDGE HOUSE OF WORSHIP — 2651 Trinity
LATTER RAIN CHURCH OF GOD — 721 7th Ave. S. Honnoll Mill Rd., Caledonia. Sunday Worship Service 9:30 Road. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Every
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday 6 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Charity Gordon, Pastor. 2nd and 4th Sunday Intercessory Prayer 9 a.m., Wednesday
p.m. Brenda Othell Sullivan, Pastor. GLENN’S CHAPEL CME CHURCH — 1109 4th St. S. 6:30 p.m. Pastor Donna Anthony. 662-241-0097
NORTH COLUMBUS CHURCH OF GOD — 2103 Jess Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m. Rev. Raphael 716 Second Ave. N. • Columbus, MS • 662-328-4432
THE LORD’S HOUSE — 441 18th St. S. Thursday 7 p.m.
Lyons Rd. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Terry, Pastor. 662-328-1109 903 College St. • Columbus, MS • 662-328-2354
Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.
and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Clarence Roberts, Pastor. HEBRON C.M.E. CHURCH — 1910 Steens Road, Steens.
Meets first, second and third Sundays, Bible class each THE RIVER CHURCH — 822 North Lehmberg Rd., Sunday
YORKVILLE HEIGHTS CHURCH — 2274 Yorkville Rd., Worship 10 a.m., Children’s Church 3&4 yr. old, 5-12 yr. old.
Sunday Connect Groups 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at 7 p.m. Earnest Sanders, Pastor.
MILITARY CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — Wednesday Worship 6:45 p.m. Pastor Chuck Eubanks.
Wednesday Worship 7 p.m.; Nursery available for all
Hwy. 12, Steens. Sunday School 9:45, Service 11 a.m.. THE SHEPHERD’S CARE & SHARE MINISTRY CHURCH
services (newborn-4). Scott Volland, Pastor. 662-328-1256
Meet on 2nd and 4th Sundays. Wednesday Bible Study — 312 N. Lehmberg Rd., Sunday Prayer Time 9:50 a.m.,
ZION ASSEMBLY CHURCH OF GOD — 5580 Ridge Road. 6:00 p.m. Rev. Antra Geeter, Pastor. 662-327-4263 Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Thursday Bible
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., NEW HOPE CME CHURCH — 1452 Yorkville Road East, Study 6 p.m., Annie Hines, Planter and Pastor. 662-570-
Wednesday 7 p.m. Byron Harris, Pastor. Columbus. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Worship service 1856
CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST first, third and fourth Sunday (Youth Sunday) 11:00 a.m., TRIBE JUDAH MINISTRIES — 730 Whitfield St., Starkville.
BIBLE WAY PROGRESSIVE CHURCH OF GOD IN Wednesday Bible Study 5:00 p.m. Rev. Cornelia Naylor, Sunday Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday Bible School 7 p.m.
CHRIST — 426 Military Rd. Sunday School 8 a.m., Pastor. 662-328-5309 Rev. Greg and Rev. Michelle Mostella, Pastors. 662-617-
Worship 9 a.m., Monday Prayer 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible NEW HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 2503 New 4088
Study 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday Prayer Noon. Tommy Hope Road. Sunday Worship 8:45 a.m., Sunday School 10 TRUE GOSPEL EVANGELISTIC MINISTRY — 2119
Williams, Pastor. a.m., Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Rev. Sarah Windham, 7th. Ave. N., Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.,
FIFTEENTH ST. CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST — 917 Pastor. 662-329-3555 Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Clyde and Annie Edwards,
15th St. N. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. and ORR’S CHAPEL CME CHURCH — Nicholson Street, Pastors.
6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Marion C. Bonner, Pastor. Brooksville. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., TRUE LIFE WORSHIP CENTER — 597 Main St.,
IN CHRIST — 1601 Pickensville Rd., Sunday School 9:30
Saturday 9 a.m.
Caledonia. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 5
p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Eugene O’Mary, Pastor.
a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Monday 6 p.m., Tuesday 7 p.m., Fernbank Rd., Steens. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m., Sunday
Since 1960
Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. Ocie Salter, Pastor. School 10:45 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Andy Tentoni.
SANDERS CHAPEL CME CHURCH — 521 15th St. N. — 5450 Cal-Kolola Rd, Caledonia. Sunday School 9:30 24 Hour Towing
5429 Hwy. 45 N. Sunday Prayer 8 a.m., Sunday School Sunday School 8 a.m., Sunday 9 a.m., Tuesday 11:45 a.m. a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Pastor
Francisco Brock, Sr. 662-356-8252
1024 Gardner Blvd.
8:30 a.m., Worship 9:30 a.m., 4th Sunday Fellowship Rev. Dr. Luther Minor, Pastor.
Lunch, Youth Sunday 4th Sunday, Wednesday Bible Study
— 1007 Shaeffers Chapel Rd., Traditional Worship Service — 1701 22nd Street North, Columbus. Sunday Worship
6 p.m. Elder Robert L. Brown, Jr., Pastor. 662-327-4221.
9 a.m., Rev. Curtis Bray, Pastor. 8:30 a.m. -10 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
NOW FAITH CENTER MINISTRIES — 425 Military Road, ST. JAMES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 722 Rone F. Burgin, Sr., Pastor/Founder. 662-328-0948
Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:30 a.m., Tuesday Night Military Rd. Breakfast 9:20 a.m., Sunday School 9:40 a.m., VIBRANT CHURCH — 500 Holly Hills Rd. Sunday 9 a.m.,
Bible Study 7 p.m. Elder Samuel Wilson, Pastor. Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m., Adult/ 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The Grove Coffee Cafe 8 a.m.,
OPEN DOOR CHURCH OF GOD — 711 S. Thayer Ave., Children Bible Study Wednesday 6 p.m., Young Adult Bible Wednesday 7 p.m. The Grove 6:30 p.m. Nursery provided
Aberdeen. Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship 11:30 a.m., Study Thursday 7 p.m. Rev. Paul E. Luckett, Pastor. through age 3. Jason Delgado, Pastor. 662-329-2279
Evangelist Night 6 p.m. Johnnie Bradford, Pastor. 662-574- Freeman Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday Services 11 2648 Tom St., Sturgis. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship
2847. a.m. and 5 p.m. Youth activities 5 p.m. John Powell, Pastor. 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Curtis Davis, Pastor. 662-230-
— 223 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Starkville. Sunday Cedar Street, Macon, Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN
Worship 7:45 a.m., 10 a.m., 6 p.m., Sunday School 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. , Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Demetric
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Darden, Pastor.
725 4th Ave. N. Visit for
schedule of services and updates on this Mission.
Minnie Vaughn Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 12 Tuscaloosa Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.
and 6 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Ron McDougald, APOSTOLIC PENTECOSTAL
p.m., Tuesday 7 p.m. Donald Koonch, Pastor. 662-243- APOSTOLIC OUTREACH CHURCH — 204 North McCrary
2064 Rd., Prayer/Inspiration Hour Monday 6 p.m. Danny L.
6015 Tabernacle Rd., Ethelsville, AL. Sunday School 10
CAFB CHAPEL — Catholic - Sunday: Catholic DIVINE DESTINY APOSTOLIC CHURCH — 2601 14th
a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Reconciliation 4:00 p.m., Mass 5 p.m. Catholic Priest Ave. N. Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship 12 p.m.,
Rickey C. Green, Pastor. 205-662-3443
Father Paul Stewart. Protestant - Sunday: Adult Sunday
TRINITY-MT. CARMEL CME CHURCH — 4610 Carson Tuesday Bible Class 7:30 p.m. Pastor Easter Robertson.
School 9 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m. Wing Chaplain Lt. Col.
Rd. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Pastor Lizzie JESUS CHRIST POWERFUL MINISTRY OF LOVE —
Steven Richardson. 662-434-2500
Harris. 662-329-3995 1210 17th St. S., behind the Dept. of Human Resources.
TURNER CHAPEL AME CHURCH — 1108 14th St. S. Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Friday 7:30 p.m. Gloria Jones,
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 5 Pastor.
Forrest Blvd. Sunday Bible Study 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m.,
p.m. Yvonne Fox, Pastor. SPIRIT OF PRAYER HOLINESS CHURCH — 267 Byrnes
Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Rev. Sandra DePriest. 662-
WESLEY UNITED METHODIST — 511 Airline Rd. Sunday Circle. Sunday Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m.,
School 9:45 a.m., Worship 10:55 a.m., Wednesday 5:15 Saturday 11 a.m. Terry Outlaw, Pastor. 662-324-3539
p.m., Chancel Choir 7 p.m., Youth Monday 6:30 p.m. Rev. THE ASSEMBLY IN JESUS CHRIST CHURCH — 1504
Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
Sarah Windham. 19th St. N. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:45 a.m. and
Rev. Anne Harris. 662-328-6673 or
WRIGHT CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 7 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 7 p.m.
— Hwy. 45 Alt. S., Crawford. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.,
Worship 10:15 a.m., Tuesday 6 p.m. Kori Bridges, Pastor.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday S. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:30 a.m., Tuesday
6 p.m. Jack Taylor, Pastor. Bible Study 7 p.m., Thursday Prayer 5 p.m. District Elder
BEULAH GROVE FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH — Lou J. Nabors Sr., Pastor. 662-329-1234
8490 Artesia Rd., Artesia, MS. Sunday Service 8:30 a.m., THE GLORIOUS CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST — Billy
— 2808 Ridge Rd. Sacrament Meeting 9 a.m., Sunday
Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Timothy Bourne, Senior Kidd Road, Caledonia. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship
School 10 a.m., Priesthood & Relief Society 11 a.m., Youth
Pastor. Activities Wednesday 6 p.m. Bishop Eric Smith. 662-328- 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.. Tuesday 7 p.m., Friday 7 p.m.
CHARITY FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH — 1524 3179. Ernest Thomas, Pastor.
6th Ave. S. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE VICTORY APOSTOLIC FAITH CHURCH — 6 6 Boyd Rd.,
Wednesday 7 p.m., Saturday 6 p.m. Charles Fisher, Pastor. FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE — 2722 Ridge Rd. Starkville. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship Noon, Tuesday
CHARITY MISSION FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:30 a.m.,Worship 10:40 a.m. and 6 p.m. Prayer 7 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Mildred
— 807 Tarlton Rd., Crawford. Sunday School 9:40 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Stephen Joiner, Pastor. Spencer, Pastor. 662-341-5753
Worship 11:15 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m., Prayer Hour Mon.- NON — DENOMINATIONAL ONENESS PENTECOSTAL
Fri. 10 a.m., Saturday 8 a.m., New Membership Class 9:30 A PREPARED TABLE MINISTRY — 1201 College St. NEW HOPE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH — 875 Richardson
p.m., 5th Sunday Worship 6:30 p.m. 662-272-5355 Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:10 a.m., Wednesday 6
COVENANT LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH — W. Yorkville Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., 6 p.m.,
p.m. Timothy J. Bailey, Pastor. 662-889-7778 Tuesday 7 p.m. Jared Glover, Pastor. 662-251-3747 E-mail:
Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Evening 6:30 ABUNDANT LIFE CHRISTIAN CHURCH — 611 S.
p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m.
Frontage Road. Sunday 9:30 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Craig PENTECOSTAL
Fairview Full Gospel BAPTIST CHURCH — 1446 Morris, Pastor.
Wilson Pine Rd., Crawford. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., FAITH AND DELIVERANCE OUT REACH MINISTRIES —
Worship 10 a.m., Tuesday 7 p.m. Bobby L. McCarter 662- 118 S. McCrary Road, Suite 126. Sunday 10 a.m. and 11
INC. — 1560 Hwy. 69 S., Sunday 9 a.m., Wednesday 6:45
328-2793 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Christian Women Meeting Friday
p.m., Friday Corporate Prayer 7 p.m. Pastor James T.
GREATER MOUNT ZION CHURCH — 5114 Hwy. 182 E. Verdell, Jr. 9 a.m., 11 a.m., & 7 p.m. on 7 p.m.
Sunday Corporate Prayer 8 a.m., Sunday School 9 a.m., Fridays only. LIVING FAITH TABERNACLE — Shelton St. Sunday
Worship 10:15 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Bible Study 7 COLUMBUS CHRISTIAN CENTER — 146 S. McCrary School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Youth
p.m. Doran V. Johnson, Pastor. 662-329-1905 Rd. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m., Kid’s Church 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Rev. James O. Gardner, Pastor.
GOD’S ANNOINTED PEOPLE MINISTRY FULL GOSPEL Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Kenny Gardner, Pastor. 662-328- LIVING WATER MINISTRIES — 622 28th St. N. Elder
FELLOWSHIP — 611 Jess Lyons Rd. Sunday School 9 3328 Robert L. Salter, Pastor. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship
a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Jerome Gill, CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP CENTER — 109 Maxwell 11 a.m., Wednesday 7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 p.m.
Pastor. 662-244-7088 Lane. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11:15 a.m., SPIRIT OF PRAYER HOLINESS CHURCH — 922 17th St.
HARVEST LIFE CHURCH — 425 Military Rd. Sunday Wednesday Prayer 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible Band 7 p.m. N. Sunday 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.
Service 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. F. Clark Richardson, Grover C. Richards, Pastor. 662-328-8124 Terry Outlaw, Pastor,
Pastor. 662-329-2820 CORNERSTONE WORSHIP CENTER — 98 Harrison Rd., VICTORY TABERNACLE P.C.G. — 548 Hwy. 45 North
NEW BEGINNING FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH — Steens. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m., 1st Sunday Evening Frontage Rd. (1/4 mile past the CAFB entrance on the
318 Idlewild Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Marion (Bubba) Dees, Pastor. right) Sunday Bible Class 10:15 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m.,
Wednesday 6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. 662-327-3962 662-327-4303 Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. G. E. Wiggins, Sr., Pastor.
NEW LIFE FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH — 426 EL BETHEL — 3288 Cal-Vernon Rd. Sunday School 9 662-251-2432
1721 Hwy 45 N
Military Rd. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10a.m., a.m., Worship 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Wes UNITED PENTECOSTAL ® Columbus, MS
Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Michael Love, Pastor.
Andrews, Pastor. 662-855-5006
Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:30 a.m., Tuesday Caledonia Kolola Rd., Caledonia. Sunday 10 a.m., 6 p.m.,
Gardner Blvd. Services every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm
6:30 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Samuel B. Wilson, Pastor. Wednesday 7 p.m. Grant Mitchell, Pastor. 662-356-0202
at 7 p.m. J. Brown, Pastor. In Style. In Reach. Sunday 1pm-5pm
FAITH COVENANT CHURCH — 1133 Northdale Dr.

19th St. S. Sunday School 8:30 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Sunday Worship 5:30 p.m. Lee Poque, Pastor. 662-889- Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday Evangelistic 6p.m.,
Wednesday 7 p.m., Missionary Service every 2nd 8132 Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Steve Blaylock, Pastor. 662-328-

Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Freddie Edwards, Pastor. FINDING YOUR WAY THROUGH CHRIST MINISTRIES 1750
JEWISH — 1472 Blocker Rd., Starkville. Sunday School 10 a.m., PRESBYTERIAN
B’NAI ISRAEL — 717 2nd Ave. N. Services Semi-monthly. Worship 11 a.m., 2nd Sunday Morning Worship 9 a.m. BEERSHEBA CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN Offering independent living apartments, personal
Friday 7:30 p.m. 662-329-5038 Pastor Kenyon Ashford. CHURCH — 1736 Beersheba Rd., New Hope Community. care/assisted living suites, and a skilled nursing home
Universalist FIRST CALVARY FAITH AND FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN Rev. Tim Lee, Pastor. Sunday Worship 10 a.m., Church 300 Airline Road • Columbus, MS • 327-6716
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST — Meeting at Temple B’nai CENTER — 247 South Oliver St., Brooksville. Prayer School 11:15 a.m., Wed. Mid Week 6 p.m. 662-327-9615 “Our Bottom Line Is People”
Israel, 1301 Marshall, Tupelo, every 1st & 3rd Sunday. 662- Saturday 5:30 p.m., Bible Study 6 p.m., Sunday School COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (EPC) — 515
620-7344 or 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Pastor David T. Jones,III. Lehmberg Rd., East Columbus. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Hunting • Fishing
LUTHERAN 601-345-5740 Working Or Stepping Out — We Have A Complete
Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting 4 p.m. Line Of Clothing For You And Your Family
Hwy. 45 N. and 373. Sunday School/Bible Class 3:45 p.m., School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Rev. FIRST CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — Oktibbeha County Co-Op
Worship 5 p.m. 662-356-4647 Maxine Hall, Pastor. Check Out Our Boot & Cap Section
2698 Ridge Rd. Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Worship 10:30
18th Ave. N. Sunday School 9 a.m.. Worship 10 a.m. Stan
GENESIS CHURCH — 1820 23rd St. N., Sunday School
9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Darren
a.m., Adult Choir 4 p.m. Youth Group 5 p.m., Bible Study 5 662-323-1742
p.m.; Monthly Activities: CPW Circle #2 (2nd Tue. 4 p.m.), 201 Pollard Rd., Starkville
Clark, Pastor. 662-327-7747 Leach, Pastor.
MENNONITE Ladies Aid (3rd Tue. 2 p.m.); Weekly Activities: Exercise
FAITH MENNONITE FELLOWSHIP — 2988 Tarlton Rd., Class Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. Rev. Luke Lawson,
Point Rd. Worship 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m.
Crawford. Sunday Worship 10 a.m., Sunday School 11 a.m., Pastor. 662-328-2692
Donnell Wicks, Pastor.
2nd & 4th Sunday Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 7:30 p.m. HOUSE OF RESTORATION — Hwy. 50. Sunday School, FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — 3200 Bluecutt Rd.
Kevin Yoder, Senior Pastor. 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 Worship 10 a.m., Youth Group Sundays 11 a.m., Adult Choir
METHODIST a.m., Pastors, Bill and Carolyn Hulen. Wednesdays 6 p.m., Fellowship Suppers-3rd Wednesdays
Street, Artesia. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. FAITH CHURCH — 622 23rd St. N. Sunday School MAIN STREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PCA) — Main
Gene Merkl, Pastor. 10:30 a.m.; Service 11:45 a.m., Tuesday 7:30 p.m., Friday and 7th St. N. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:40
CALEDONIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 811 Main 7:30 p.m., Prayer Mon., Wed. and Fri. noon. For more a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday Fellowship Supper 5:30 p.m.,
Street, Caledonia. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. information call Bishop Ray Charles Jones 662-251-1118, Bible Study 6 p.m. Rev. Todd Matocha, Pastor.
Charity Gordon, Pastor. Patricia Young 662-327-3106 or 662-904-0290 or Lynette MT. ZION CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH —
CLAIBORNE CME CHURCH — 6049 Nashville Ferry Rd. Williams 662-327-9074. 3044 Wolfe Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.
E. 2nd and 4th Sundays - Sunday School 10a.m., Worship KINGDOM VISION INTERNATIONAL CHURCH — 3193 SALVATION ARMY CHURCH
11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m., 1st and 3rd Sundays - 3 p.m., Hwy 69 S. Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Sunday School THE SALVATION ARMY CHURCH — 2219 Hwy. 82
Geneva H. Thomas, Pastor. 10 a.m., Tuesday 7 p.m. Pastor R.J. Matthews. 662-327- East. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.,
CONCORD INDEPENDENT METHODIST CHURCH — 1960 Wednesday Men’s Fellowship, Women’s Fellowship 5:30
1235 Concord Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. LIFE CHURCH — 419 Wilkins Wise Rd. Sunday Worship p.m., Thursday Character Building Programs 5:30 p.m.,
Robert L. Hamilton, Sr., Pastor. 10 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. For more information, call 662- Majors Alan and Sheryl Phillips, Commanding Officers.
Ave. N. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Eugene LOVE CITY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH — 305 Dr. Martin COLUMBUS SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH —
Bramlett, Pastor. Luther King Drive, Starkville. Sunday Worship 11 a.m.,
301 Brooks Dr. Saturday Service 9 a.m., Sabbath School
CRAWFORD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — Main St., Pastor Apostle Lamorris Richardson. 601-616-0311 The McBryde Family
Crawford. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. and service 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Ray
Kathy Brackett, Pastor. 662-364-8848 Jefferson St., Macon. Sunday Service 10 a.m., Wednesday Elsberry, Pastor. 662-329-4311
1120 Gardner Blvd. • 328-5776
CROSSROAD CHAPEL C.M.E. CHURCH — Steens. Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Johnny Birchfield Jr., Senior Pastor.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 662-493-2456 E-mail: Saturday Sabbath School 9:30 a.m., Divine Worship 11
p.m. Rev. Carl Swanigan, Pastor. NEW BEGINNING EVERLASTING OUTREACH a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Roscoe Shields, Pastor. 662-
FIRST INDEPENDENT METHODIST — 417 Lehmberg Rd. MINISTRIES — Meets at Quality Inn, Hwy. 45 N. (Every 1st 327-9729
Sunday bible study at 10:15 and morning worship at 11 a.m. and 3rd Sunday) Sunday School 10 a.m., Bible Study 10:30 APOSTOLIC CHURCH
Minister Gary Shelton. a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Pastor Robert Gavin, 662-327-9843 TRUE FAITH DELIVERANCE MINISTRIES APOSTOLIC
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 602 Main St. or 662-497-3434. CHURCH — 3632 Hwy. 182 E. Sunday School 10:30 a.m., • RECYCLING SINCE 1956 •
Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 8:45 & 11 a.m., Vespers & NEW COVENANT ASSEMBLY — 875 Richardson. Sunday 11:30 a.m., Tuesday 7:30 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Specializing in industrial accounts
Worship Service Sunday 10:30 a.m. Bruce Morgan, Pastor. Noon, Wednesday 7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 p.m. 662-328-8176 973 Island Rd. 1-800-759-8570
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1030 Air Conditioning & Heating 4450 Firewood
1060 Appliance Repair 4460 Flea Markets
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1090 Automotive Services 4510 Garage Sales
1120 Building & Remodeling 4540 General Merchandise
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1240 Contractors 4690 Musical Instruments
1250 Computer Services 4700 Satellites
1270 Electrical 4720 Sporting Goods
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1330 Furniture Repair &

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1360 General Services 5100 Free Pets
1380 Housecleaning 5150 Pets
1390 Insulation 5200 Horses/Cattle/Livestock
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1440 Jewelry/Watch Repair 5350 Veterinarians
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1590 Moving & Storage Wanted
1620 Painting & Papering 6120 Check Cashing
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1680 Plumbing 6200 Loans
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1740 Roofing & Guttering 6300 Stocks & Bonds
1770 Saws & Lawn Mowers 6350 Business for Sale
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1800 Swimming Pools
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1890 Upholstery 7180 Hunting Land
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2000 Announcements
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2100 Fraternal & Lodge
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3170 Engineering 8250 Houses - New Hope
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4030 Air Conditioners 8900 Waterfront Property
4060 Antiques 9000 Transportation
4090 Appliances 9050 Auto Accessories/Parts
4120 Auctions 9100 Auto Rentals & Leasing
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4330 Clothing 9550 Wanted to Buy
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Auctions 4120 Bargain Column 4180 Apts For Rent: West 7050

lounge chair, green, oak

leaf design, $100.
It’s a classified
Farm Equipment & Supplies Apartments
We tell readers & Houses
2016 CAT Skidsteer w/
what they need 1 Bedrooms
mulcher. <1,000 hrs, to know to buy 2 Bedroooms
$88,500. 2016 John 3 Bedrooms
Deere 5100E Tractor,
210 hrs. $39,500.
what they need.
205-329-1790. Furnished &
FORD TRACTOR Model 1, 2, & 3 Baths
3930 w/ 14 pieces of
Sporting Goods 4720
Lease, Deposit
equipment in excellent
condition. $12,500.
2012 HUNTVE Game & Credit Check
Changer. 4x4 electric
Call 662-574-8437. side-by-side. Runs good.

Furniture 4480
Great hunting or street
vehicle. $3,200 OBO. 327-8555
Call 662-251-8921.
BLACK BEDROOM set, Apts For Rent: Other 7080
$700. New mattresses, Business Opportunity 6050
still in plastic, $275. 1BR/1BA Apts for rent.

Bissell carpet cleaner,
Columbus: 411 Main
College Manor Apts, dir-
ectly across from MUW.
$100. Two sets of black

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taurant Space available.
$80. New fabric steam- incl granite countertops, Sudoku is a number-
er, $40. 662-242-2884. Call 423-333-1124. SS appls & W/D. 12 mo
lease, dep req, $695/ placing puzzle based on
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Mortgages 6250 mo. 662-425-3817. 9x9 grid with several
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Historic Downtown
Columbus. 2,000 sqft. is to place the numbers
4 1 6 5 3 7 9 8 2
Bamboo poles for sale. Anything? What about Hardwood floors 1 to 9 in the empty spaces 9 3 8 2 4 6 7 5 1
Looking socolumn
that each row, each
Call 662-574-8410. now? Try again now. throughout. Open floor.
Still? Great! 778−998− Very nice. Incl W&D. so that each row, each
and each 3x3 box 7 2 5 1 9 8 3 4 6
9988 $1200/mo. Call column and each 3x3 box
contains the same number 6 9 2 3 1 5 4 7 8
FOR SALE. Wood frame
bunk beds. US em-
bossed in wood. As-
Apts For Rent: Northside 7010


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FOX RUN COMPANY LLC level increases from
semble w/ square head
nuts & bolts. Philco 1 & 2 BR near hospital.
RENT FREE! 1 & 2 Bed-
room Apts/Townhomes. Monday to Sunday. 5 4 3 7 8 2 1 6 9
Ford old record console $595-645/mo. Military Stove & refrigerator. Monday to Sunday. Difficulty Level 3/08

w/ tubes. Make offer. discount offered, pet $335-$600 Monthly.

662-361-0070. area, pet friendly, and Credit check & deposit.
furnished corporate Coleman Realty,
apartments available. 662-329-2323.
2018 JOHN Deere Lawn ON SITE MANAGEMENT. 1, 2, 3 BEDROOM apart-
Tractor. 17.5HP, 42" 24-HOUR CAMERA ments & townhouses.
SURVEILLANCE. Call for more info.
cut. 2yr warranty. Like
662-328-8254. Houses For Rent: Caledonia
new cond. $1,095 Benji @ 662-386-4446
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. 7160
($1700 new).
Sat/Sun by appt only.

Apts For Rent: Other 7080

COLEMAN 2BR/1BA. Caledonia
area. 1 yr. lease. $650
RENTALS rent. plus dep. No pets.
TOWNHOUSES & APARTMENTS No smoking. 662-574-
0227 or 662-356-4958.
2 BEDROOMS Houses For Rent: Other 7180
3 BEDROOMS 3BR/3BA, Brick, 2640
sqft, 32x32 LR/DR
LEASE, combo, 25x25 library, lg
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laundry room, new appl,

DEPOSIT custom drapes, dbl car-
port, security system.
AND $149,500. Will trade.
Mobile Homes for Rent 7250
662-329-2323 2BR/2BA CH/A, W/D,
Bargain Column 4180 Caledonia School Dis-
trict. Nice condition.
4- 15" Alloy Rims for 2411 HWY 45 N $450/mo. plus $200
truck. 5 hole. $100. COLUMBUS, MS dep. 662-356-6413 or
Call 662-275-0343. 662-251-5003.

Commercial Property For RENT A fully equipped

DUST COLLECTOR for camper w/utilities &
wood working shop. 1 Rent 7100 cable from $145/wk -
HP with pipes. $100. $535/month. Colum-
Call 662-275-0343. COMMERCIAL PROPER- bus & County School
TIES/Retail/Office locations. 662-242-
Spaces starting @
$285/mo. Downtown & 7653 or 601-940-1397.
FULL SIZE mattress &
box spring set. Like East Columbus loca-
tions. 662-435-4188. Houses For Sale: East 8200
new, excellent condi-
tion, must see. Will take 3BR/1BA Brick home.
$80 for the pair. Call OFFICE SPACE: 2,000 221 Robinwood Circle.
662-242-2635. square feet. 294 Approx 1200sqft. Single
Chubby Dr. Flexible leas- carport, natural gas
ing terms. Available heat, window ac, stove,
WROUGHT IRON patio now. 662-328-8254. fridge, dishwasher &
chairs, 2, green with ceiling fans. $41,000.
oak leaf design. $50 for
both. 662-251-3205. HISTORIC DOWNTOWN 662-329-2917 or
Columbus Office, Retail, 662-251-9708.
Houses For Sale: Other 8500 Restaurant Space avail-
able. Call 662-328- Houses For Sale: Other 8500
8655 or 662-574-7879.
RETAIL SPACE Available Great area in WP.
in Historic Downtown. Across from water with
404 Main St. 3,000 access to Tenn-Tom
sq. ft. $1,300/mo. waterway. 4BR/2BA
Call 662-328-8655 with 2 acres & large
or 662-574-7879. screened in room.
Call: 662-245-4273 or
Houses For Rent: Northside 662-889-1228
Lots & Acreage 8600
2BR/1BA. 94 Harris Dr.
$450/mo. $300 dep. 16.9 acres on Self
Caledonia Schools. Creek Rd. 11.3 acres
Near CAFB. on New Light Rd. (Both ACROSS
off of Maben-Sturgis 1 Insipid
2BR/1BA 49 Ruthie Dr. Rd.) $1,500/ac. Call
$450/mo. $300 dep. 662-465-7611, 662- 6 Cap feature
Columbus Schools. 418-9096, 662-323- 11 Custom
Near CAFB. 1237 or 662-418-4176.
12 Concert setting
Call 662-889-1122.
1.95 acre lots. 13 Longtime senator
Good/bad credit. Thurmond
10% down, as low as
home for rent. Hard- $299/mo. Eaton Land. 14 Unspoken
wood floors, granite 662-361-7711 15 Mars, e.g.
countertops, central air,
two master suites, Mobile Homes for Sale 8650 17 Corn setting
basement for storage, 18 Before now
quiet neighborhood. 1 05' 16X80. 3BR/2BA.
year minimum, Exc. cond. 1.8 ac of 19 Wrestling holds
Call 662-425-3817.
land. Ethelsville, AL. 22 Bow wood
Brick unpinned, covered
front & back porch, car- 23 Laundromat
COLONIAL TOWN- port, storage bldg., sights
HOUSES. 2 & 3 bed- backup generator,
room w/ 2-3 bath town- storm cellar, shingle 24 Cop’s concern
houses. $600 to $695. roof. 662-364-1208. 25 Walked with
662-549-9555. Ask for purpose
Glenn or text. Autos For Sale 9150
27 Braille bit 2 “All the world’s —” 27 Senile sort
Houses For Rent: South 7140 gold, 4 door, 4 cyl, 57k 30 Tiger features 3 Constricted 28 Threat phrase
2BR/1BA Gas stove miles, manual trans, 31 Coronado’s gold 4 Wildly eager 29 Flung
cold AC. Good cond.
& heat. Move-in ready.
$4200. 662-549-5358. 32 Mine find 5 Tart candy 30 Up to now
417 17th St. S.
$450/mo. $450 dep. 33 Declares 6 Big tub 34 British river
Campers & RVs 9300
Call 662-327-8712. 35 Prominent 7 Radio’s Glass 36 Memorable time
Houses For Sale: Other 8500
TOMBIGBEE RV Park, 38 Squashed circles 8 District 37 Cub’s cave
located on Wilkins Wise
Rd & Waverly Rd. Full 39 Earlier 9 Burger toppers
Hookups available. 40 Like Thor and 10 Assesses
$300/mo. 662-328-
8655 or 662-574-7879. Odin 16 Makes fun of
41 Showed again 20 Quarry rock
Need a 42 Called off 21 Catch sight of
24 Dernier —
DOWN 25 Rake with gunfire
1 Lane for com- 26 Small quake

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