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Black or African American?

Self-identity for minority group remains a complex issue
BY SLIM SMITH my husband. He said Black, too, but my son and daughter prefer

African American.”
hannon Bardwell has a Jones decided to post the
question for her friend, question on her Facebook page.
Angela Jones, a question The discussion was lively, with
that had been nagging at her
116 comments, but no clear pref-
over the weeks since the death
erence seemed to emerge.
of George Floyd, an event that
“To me, it’s interchange-
stirred a reawakening in the
able,” said Germain McConnell,
Black Lives Matter movement,
executive director of Mississippi
both nationally and here in the
School for Mathematics and
Golden Triangle.
Science in Columbus.
“As I read her posts on
“I refer to myself as Black
Facebook, I could see her heart
had been broken over the racial most of the time,” said Brenda
injustice and the heartache it Lathan, who recently retired
has created,” said Bardwell, a from her senior vice president
columnist for The Dispatch who position at the Golden Triangle
is white. “I wanted to be sensi- Development LINK. “I’ll answer
tive to that so I asked her the to either, though. I don’t really
question: Do you prefer to be have a preference.”
called Black or African Ameri- For some, self-identification Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

can?” is more complex. From left, Kyle Alexander, 14, Angela, Morgan Marie, 20, and Terrell Jones pose for a por-
“It’s a question that calls trait on June 26 in Columbus. Morgan will be a senior at Mississippi University for Wom-
For Jones, 48, it was an in- en and Kyle will be in ninth grade at Columbus High School. Each member of the Jones
triguing question. for a not so simple answer,”
family has different preferences for their racial identities. Morgan said she uses African
“I identify as Black, but I said Omar Jones, who works at
American for formal uses, such as in the newspaper, but uses Black in casual settings.
really hadn’t given it much PACCAR. Angela identifies as Black all the time. Terrell said he prefers African American but isn’t
thought,” Jones said. “So I asked See SELF-IDENTITY, 5A opposed to being referred to as Black. Kyle identifies as African American all the time.


percent at CLW
since disconnects
resumed in June
SUD, 4-County seeing
delinquent shutoffs
more resembling pre-
pandemic levels

Columbus Light
and Water has been
disconnecting the
service of 40 to 50
customers a day due
to unpaid bills, a
50-percent increase
from its normal vol-
ume of shutoffs.
CLW General Manager Todd
Gale said the rise is a natural conse-
quence of ending a three-month ban
on shutoffs because of COVID-19 a
Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff few weeks ago, saying the volume
People stand in line to buy candy apples, popcorn, nachos and other carnival food on Saturday at the Crescent City Carnival of disconnections is “catching up”
stand set up off of Highway 45 in Columbus. Many families came to pick up food as a way of celebrating the Fourth of July at for customers who were in arrears
a social distance. prior to or during the pandemic.
Before the virus hit, the utility per-
formed roughly 30 shutoffs a day.
Those numbers include both power
and water customers.
Current numbers mean 1,200 to
Dispatch receives $7K in relief funds from Google 1,500 customers could be shut off
over the course of a 30-day billing
DISPATCH STAFF REPORT original news for local communities in we’ve received, have allowed us to dra- cycle. Gale said at the utility’s April
the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. matically expand our coverage of the 16 board meeting that 8 percent of
The Dispatch has re- The money will help The Dispatch greater Golden Triangle area through CLW’s 12,500 customers — more
ceived $7,000 through fund a photojournalist internship this photography,” Imes said. “This is a than 1,000 — were at risk of being
the Google News Initia- summer and will also help with some crucial time for journalism, and we ap- disconnected, though shutoffs were
tive’s Journalism Emer- technology upgrades needed as a re- preciate the assistance from the Jour- then banned statewide by order of
gency Relief Fund. sult of newsroom members working nalism Emergency Relief Fund.” Gov. Tate Reeves.
Google established remotely, Publisher Peter Imes said. For more information on the pro- CLW has implemented a repay-
the fund to support small The newspaper received the money gram, visit https://newsinitiative. ment plan where customers behind
and medium-sized news last week. on payments can split the amount
organizations producing Imes “These funds, combined with others cy-relief-fund. See SHUTOFFS, 3A


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Rising in 1746 and changed Scotland July 7: Columbus
Colin Wright forever?
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2A SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2020 The Dispatch •


Real Heroes
his hope” the Great Lakes. In 1790 battles of Long Island
Fourth referred to and 1791 the U.S. forces Flats and Fort Thicketty.
of July the mission suffered terrible defeats After the Creek Indi-
weekend we of those 20 at the hands of the Indi- an war broke out in 1813,
celebrate men being of ans. Finally, President he enlisted at age 65 as a
America’s great impor- George Washington sent private in the Tennessee
independence tance but so Gen. “Mad” Anthony Militia and was cited
as a holiday perilous that Wayne into action. In for bravery in battle by
weekend. At the odds were what amounted to a show Andrew Jackson. In the
a time when against them of support for the U.S., early 1820s as the pres-
heroes are surviving. Lt. Hummingbird led 60 ident of the Trustees of
needed, we Daves was a Choctaw warriors from Franklin Academy in Co-
are now prone member of Mississippi to join with lumbus, he corresponded
Rufus Ward
to judge those one of the 20- and serve as scouts for with Thomas Jefferson
Courtesy image
of the past by man advance Wayne’s army. On Aug. about the school.
While we know about Andrew Jackson’s victory over
the standards of today units. The charge was 20, 1794, Wayne’s force While we all know the English at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, most
and we are seeing efforts a success and the fort soundly defeated the hos- about Andrew Jackson’s people do not realize how diverse his army was with its
to tear down or remove was captured, but of the tile Indians at the Battle historic victory over the being composed of whites, blacks, Indians and even
memorials to Washing- forlorn hope Daves was a of Fallen Timbers. As a See ASK RUFUS, 4A pirates. Shown is an 1849 wood cut of the battle.
ton, Lincoln, Roosevelt part of 17 were killed or result of the victory the
and Jefferson. wounded, Daves being U.S. maintained control
These men were not wounded. over the Northwest Ter-
perfect, but then there Lt. Daves recovered ritory and Hummingbird
has only been one per- from his wound, was earned his reputation for
fect person in all of his- promoted to captain bravery and commenced
tory. However, for their and returned to action, his long relationship with
times they were liberal serving until the end of the United States includ-
and forward thinkers. the war. ing serving with Jackson
Without their efforts we Slias McBee was one during the Creek Indian
probably would not have of the founders of Colum- war.
the freedom we enjoy bus and moved here in One of the most inter-
today. late 1817 or early 1818. esting figures in Colum-
How many of us have He is credited with nam- bus history was William
heard of John Daves and ing Columbus and while Cocke, who moved to Co-
the “Forlorn Hope”? At it was believed Columbus lumbus in 1818 or 1819.
the Battle of Stony Point was in Alabama he was a He was born in Virginia
in 1779, Gen. “Mad” part of the Alabama Con- in 1747 and was a long-
Anthony Wayne’s Corps stitutional Convention. time friend of Thomas
of Light Infantry fixed He died in 1845 in Jefferson. Cocke actually
bayonets and charged a present-day Oktibbeha lived the founding and
British fort. One of those County, and his obituary settlement of the U.S. He
at the head of the charge tells of his service during then became one of the
was Lt John Daves the the Revolutionary War: founders of Columbus.
great-grandfather of “In feeling he espoused During the American
Sally Govan Billups, who the cause of Indepen- Revolution, he served as
lived at Snowdoun in dence with enthusiasm captain and one of the
Columbus. It was not just but was too young to “Overmountain Men”
a charge; it was a daring take part in the War until under Col. John Sevier
almost suicide mission. the British had over run in the 1780 American
Gen. Wayne’s 1,300- the state (S C); when victory over British Col.
man Corps of Light in the fall of 1780 - then Ferguson at the Battle of
Infantry charged a well in his fifteenth year, King’s Mountain. Cocke
defended British fort he joined the Patriots also saw action at the
manned by 525 veter- under Col. Williams,
an British soldiers at who so nobly cooperated
midnight with fixed with Campbell, Shelby
bayonets and, except and Cleveland at the
for a small diversionary Battle of King’s Moun-
force, unloaded muskets. tain. He mingled in the
The plan formulated by fight and was “in at the
Washington and Wayne death” when Ferguson
to take Stony Point was fell, mortally wounded -
extremely risky. subsequently he aided in
The British fort was driving The British from
on a commanding rocky the soil of South Caroli-
prominence sticking out na.”
into the Hudson River McBee had enlisted
and manned by about 525 and fought the British at
veteran British soldiers, age 15.
15 pieces of artillery and Though now lit-
protected by two Royal tle-known, a Choctaw
Navy gunboats in the war chief, “General Hum-
Hudson River. mingbird,” repeatedly
The American plan came to the aid of the
was for a two-pronged as- U.S. in times of trouble.
sault at midnight on the He received military
fort’s north and south commissions from both
flanks with a small di- George Washington and
versionary attack in the Andrew Jackson. His life
center. What was espe- took him through the
cially daring was that the formation of this country
two main assaults would and saw him serving
be with fixed bayonets with some of America’s
and unloaded muskets. greatest leaders. By the
Only the diversion would early 1800s, his exploits
be firing at the British. in support of the United
The plan was to draw the States were known from
British into thinking the the Great Lakes to the
only real assault was in Gulf of Mexico and his
the center. Each flank- death in 1828 received
ing attack would have a national press coverage.
forlorn hope of 20 men About 1790 George
to advance in front of the Washington ordered
assault and with axes cut the U.S. Army to end
open a path through the the hostilities of the
defensive network into Shawnee and Delaware
the fort. Indians occurring be-
The term “forlorn tween the Ohio River and
The Dispatch • SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2020 3A

Mississippi could drop Jim Crow-era statewide voting process

Amendment would simplify elections by reject the new flag Nov. 3, the
same day the amendment and
each of the 122 state House dis-
person, one vote is “arguably ...
their strongest claim.”
erasing an Electoral College-type provision the presidential race are on the
If no candidate wins both the
popular vote and the electoral
Jordan put the lawsuit on hold
in December, saying he would
from Mississippi’s 1890 constitution Mississippi Center for Justice
is one of the groups represent-
vote, the race is decided by the
state House. But representa-
give legislators a chance to
remedy the system by putting a
BY EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS with such a system for state ing plaintiffs in a 2019 lawsuit tives are not obligated to vote as proposed constitutional amend-
The Associated Press elections. against the state. The center’s their districts did, so arm-twist- ment on the ballot. The amend-
If voters adopt the amend- president, Vangela M. Wade, ing could decide the outcome. ment will need approval from a
JACKSON — Mississippi just ment, a statewide candidate said documents show the com- The process was written simple majority of voters.
ditched its Confederate-themed receiving a majority of the pop- plex electoral process was cre- when white politicians across The last time a governor’s
state flag. Later this year, the ular vote would win. If nobody ated to uphold white supremacy. the South were enacting laws race was thrown to the Missis-
state’s voters will decide wheth- receives that in a race with at “As you go back through to erase Black political power sippi House was 20 years ago.
er to dump a statewide election least three candidates, the top these documents, there’s lan- gained during Reconstruction. Nobody received the required
process that dates to the Jim two would go to a runoff. guage that clearly shows intent The electoral vote was promot- majorities in a four-person race
Crow era. Legislators’ final action to to circumvent the rights of Af- ed as a way for the white ruling for governor in 1999. The top
Facing pressure from a law- put the amendment on the bal- rican Americans,” Wade said class have the final say in who two candidates were white, and
suit and the possibility of action lot happened Monday, a day Thursday. holds office. each won 61 electoral votes. In
from a federal judge, legislators after they took historic votes to About 38 percent of Missis- Plaintiffs argued that Missis- January 2000, House members
are putting a state constitution- retire a 126-year-old state flag sippi’s residents are Black. The sippi’s history of racially polar- chose Democrat Ronnie Mus-
al amendment on the ballot in that was the last in the U.S. with lawsuit — backed by former U.S. ized voting means that candi- grove, who led the popular vote,
November. the Confederate battle emblem. Attorney General Eric Holder — dates preferred by Black voters over Republican Mike Parker.
The amendment would sim- Amid widespread protests over argues that Mississippi’s elec- must receive a higher share of At the time, the House was con-
plify elections for governor and racial injustice, Mississippi tion system violates the princi- the statewide vote to win a ma- trolled by Democrats. It is now
other statewide officials by eras- faced growing pressure to drop ple of one-person, one-vote. jority of House districts. controlled by Republicans.
ing an Electoral College-type a symbol that’s widely con- The Mississippi Constitution U.S. District Judge Daniel Some Democrats thought
provision from Mississippi’s demned as racist. currently requires a statewide P. Jordan III wrote last Novem- the electoral provision might
1890 constitution — one that A commission will design candidate to win a majority of ber that he has “grave concern” come into play in a tight 2019
was written to dilute Black vot- a new Mississippi flag without the popular vote and a majority about the constitutionality the governor’s election, but Repub-
ing power and maintain white the rebel symbol and with the of electoral vote. One electoral electoral vote provision. Jordan lican Tate Reeves easily defeat-
control of state politics. phrase, “In God We Trust.” Vot- vote is awarded to the candidate wrote that the plaintiffs’ ar- ed Democrat Jim Hood and two
Mississippi is the only state ers will be asked to accept or receiving the most support in gument about violation of one lesser-known candidates.

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they owe over the next do on a regular basis, it utilities currently plan al government does and “We always look at sit-
several months’ bills. De- makes them better off in to institute another ban “roll with the punches” to uations that negatively
linquent customers have the long run,” he said. on shutoffs or other mea- come. impact our membership
until July 23 to make Those who need to sures deployed during the Turner, who said the in- and try to do what’s right
those arrangements, and make arrangements at pandemic. ability to pay over the past for a majority of people,”
around 250 people have 4-County can do so on- But none was willing to few months was due more he said.
already made them, Gale line, in person, over the rule it out entirely. to the economic shutdown Kemp said SUD is
said. phone, by mail or at one of Gale said CLW would caused by the statewide closely monitoring con-
Kemp Turner have to look at revisiting shelter in place order nections, disconnections
But many others ha- the utility’s kiosks. Turner
ven’t, and they paid the track with pre-pandemic said 4-County has options the ban on shutoffs, say- than to rising case num- and payments, but noth-
price of disconnection. numbers. to break overdue pay- ing that things seem to be bers alone, said the utility ing is giving the utility
Gale said most customers SUD General Manager ments over one or three getting worse every day in would “follow the same pause at the moment and
whose service is shut off Terry Kemp said his util- months with no interest a situation that is already protocol” or create an ad- there are no current plans
end up paying to restore it ity disconnects roughly fees and offers a prepay fluid. He said CLW will ditional plan in the case of to change collection prac-
the same day, not wanting 100 of its 14,000 electric program as well. monitor what the feder- another sharp increase. tices.
to go without power long. and 12,000 water custom- With phone dispatch-
“Some people just wait ers (many of whom over- ers available 24 hours a
until the last minute,” he lap) per week — 5 percent day, Turner said there are
said. above the typical volume. chances for customers
Gale said the utility’s “All in all, it is higher who are disconnected at
current volume of shutoffs than normal, but it’s not odd hours to get back on-
will likely hold steady for much different,” Kemp line faster without having
the near future. said. to wait.
“Unless something Turner said he saw “It’s not like they have
else changes or happens, more delayed payments to wait to pay on Monday if
I feel like we’ll probably during the shutdown they get cut out on a week-
be in it for about another caused by the pandemic end,” Turner said. “There
month at least,” Gale said. as customers were aided are ways.”
by Reeves’ temporary ban Like Gale, Turner said
on disconnections.
4-County, SUD “If there were people
he has seen most custom-
ers who get disconnected
hold steady out there struggling to return right away to make
Despite CLW’s recent pay their bill or couldn’t amends.
increase in disconnec- pay their bill at that time, “Nobody wants to get
tions, representatives the ability to put it off for a disconnected,” Turner
from 4-County Electric while helped them,” Turn- said. “They do what they
Power Association and er said. “Those people can as soon as they can to
the Starkville Utilities De- who did that, who moved get power turned back on.
partment said the number those payments off, hon- Nobody wants to see that
of shutoffs at both utilities estly needed to and now happen.”
has remained roughly are trying to make good
normal. as much as they can.”
According to 4-Coun- Kemp said most of No current plans
ty Marketing and Public SUD’s customers have al- to change
Relations Director Jon ready made arrangements Despite a surge of SOLUNAR TABLE
Turner, about 2.5 percent to rectify their overdue COVID-19 cases in Mis- The solunar period indicates
peak-feeding times for fish and game.
Sun. Mon.
— roughly 1,000 of some balances, which he said sissippi — the state de- Major 1:17a 3:04a
39,000 customers — are will ultimately serve them partment of health report- Minor
1:45p 3:30p
currently subject to dis- well. ed 914 cases Thursday Minor 6:55a 7:54a
Courtesy of Mississippi Department
connection, which is on “The more customers alone — none of the three of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

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COMMERCIAL DISPATCH and was a member of be one hour prior to Velma Coggins South Central Bell and Ms. Wynn is sur-
OBITUARY POLICY Aliceville First Baptist services at the church. the Columbus Munici- vived by her daughters,
Obituaries with basic informa- HAMILTON — Vel-
Church. Burial will follow in ma Jane Jenkins “Beb” pal School District. She Susie Wynn and Rosa-
tion including visitation and
service times, are provided
In addition to his Pleasant Ridge Ceme- Coggins, 67, died July was a member of the lind Wynn; siblings,
free of charge. Extended parents, he was preced- tery. Dowdle Funeral 2, 2020, at Baptist Me- Columbus Church of Maurice Wynn, Thelma
obituaries with a photograph, ed in death by his wife, Home of Millport is morial Hospital—Gold- Christ. Gibson and Brenda
detailed biographical informa- Mary Kaye Strickland in charge of arrange- en Triangle. In addition to her Burrell.
tion and other details families Reed; and his brother, ments. A memorial service parents, she was
may wish to include, are avail- James H. Reed. Mr. Patrick was born will be at 3 p.m. Tues- preceded in death by
able for a fee. Obituaries must
He is survived by his Feb. 2, 1936, in Mill- day, at Tisdale-Lann her husband, Maynard
be submitted through funeral
homes unless the deceased’s
wife, Gwen of Cov- port, to the late Mat- Memorial Funeral Edward Underwood.
body has been donated to ington, Georgia; son threw “Mack” Patrick Home, with Robert She is survived by
science. If the deceased’s Charles E. “Chuck” and Annie Ruth Morde- Moore officiating. her daughters, Dana
body was donated to science, Reed Jr.; sister, Debbie cai Patrick. Burial will follow in Underwood McLean of
the family must provide official Lee Atkins; and two In addition to his Egger Cemetery. Columbus and Diahn
proof of death. Please submit grandchildren. parents, he was pre- Tisdale-Lann Memo- Underwood Brauss of
all obituaries on the form pro- Memorials may be ceded in death by his rial Funeral Home of Tampa, Florida; and
vided by The Commercial Dis-
patch. Free notices must be
made to Franconia-Oak daughter, Cathy Lynn Aberdeen is in charge two grandchildren.
submitted to the newspaper Grove Cemetery Fund, Patrick; and siblings, of arrangements. Memorials may be
no later than 3 p.m. the day P.O. Box 344, Aliceville, Billy Paul Patrick and Mrs. Coggins was made to Columbus
prior for publication Tuesday AL 35442. Jay Lee Patrick. born Aug. 7, 1952, in Church of Christ, 2401
through Friday; no later than 4 He is survived by his Memphis, Tennessee, 7th St. North, Colum-
p.m. Saturday for the Sunday
edition; and no later than 7:30
Thomas Tubb wife, Joan Patrick; son, to the late Arnold bus, MS, 39705.
WEST POINT — Charles Clay Patrick; Jenkins and Viola
a.m. for the Monday edition.
Thomas Murray Tubb, siblings, Barbara Bourland. She was for-
Incomplete notices must be re-
ceived no later than 7:30 a.m. 69, died July 1, 2020, Joyce Clarke, Mike merly employed as a
Searcy Wynn
at Monroe Regional and Austin Patrick; STARKVILLE —
for the Monday through Friday hairdresser and was a Searcy Louise Wynn,
editions. Paid notices must be Hospital of Aberdeen. three grandchildren; member of Center Hill
finalized by 3 p.m. for inclusion A memorial service two great-grand- 84, died June 26, 2020,
Baptist Church.
the next day Monday through will be held at a later children; and two in Starkville.
In addition to her
Thursday; and on Friday by 3
date. Robinson Funeral great-great-grandchil- Graveside services
p.m. for Sunday and Monday parents, she was pre-
Home of West Point is dren. are 11 a.m. Tuesday at
publication. For more informa- ceded in death by her
in charge of arrange- Pallbearer will be Rock Hill Cemetery
tion, call 662-328-2471. son, Steven Sprayberry;
ments. Shane Patrick, Mat- and siblings, Johnny in Starkville. Burial
Mr. Tubb was born thew Patrick, Tony and Jimmy Jenkins. will follow at Rock Hill
Alma Shaw July 14, 1950, in West Patrick, Mitch Clarke, She is survived by Cemetery in Starkville.
COLUMBUS — Point, to the late Thom- Terry Fields, Larry Visitation is Monday
her husband, Hubert
Alma Shaw died July 3, as Jefferson Tubb and Robertson, Rodney from 1-6 p.m. at West
Coggins; children,
2020. Sarah Frances Spauld- Aldridge and Barry Memorial Funeral in
Kathie Sprayberry and
Arrangements are ing. He was a member Wilson. Starkville.
Shay Sprayberry; sib-
incomplete and will be of First Christian lings, Debbie Bennett
announced by Lown-
des Funeral Home of
Church. Juanita Johnson and Sandy Romer; and
In addition to his par- COLUMBUS — three grandchildren.
Columbus. ents, he was preceded Juanita Johnson, 88,
in death by his sister, died July 1, 2020, at Robbie Underwood
Charles Reed Sr. Judith Tubb Davis. Windsor Place. COLUMBUS —
ALICEVILLE, Ala. He is survived by Lowndes Funeral Robbie Fay Baggett
­— Charles E. “Butch” his wife, Lynne Tubb; Home of Columbus is Underwood, 89, died
Reed Sr., 75, died July children, James Tubb, in charge of arrange- July 3, 2020, at Univer-
2, 2020, at Aliceville Garnett McDaniel and ments. sity Medical Center in
Manor Nursing Home. Megan Williston; and Mrs. Johnson was Jackson.
Graveside services five grandchildren. born Dec. 3, 1931, in Graveside services
will be at 10 a.m. Mon- Homer, Louisiana, to are 11 a.m. Tuesday at
day, in Franconia-Oak Charles Patrick the late Mary Brown Friendship Cemetery
Grove Cemetery, with MILLPORT, Ala. — and Floyd Bridwell. with Billy Ferguson
Charlie Wilson offici- Charles Ottis Patrick, In addition to her officiating. Visitation
ating. Visitation will 84, died parents, she was pre- is from 9-10:45 a.m. at
follow in the Aliceville July2, ceded in death by her Memorial Gunter Peel
First Baptist Church 2020, at husbands, Corbie Doty Funeral Home & Cre-
Sanctuary. Skelton Fu- North and James Johnson; and matory, College Street
neral Home of Reform Mississippi brother, Ronald Doty. location.
is in charge of arrange- Medical She is survived by Mrs. Underwood
ments. Center of her son, Phillip Doty was born Feb. 2,
Mr. Reed was born Tupelo. of Columbus; and one 1931, in Rogersville,
Nov. 30, 1944, in Funeral Patrick grandchild. Alabama, to the late
Clarksdale, Georgia, services Memorials may be Robert O’Neal and
to the late John Mar- will be at 11 a.m. made to Alzheimer’s Ethel Haraway Baggett.
vin Reed and Geneva Tuesday, at Springhill Association, Mississip- She was a graduate
Wheeler Reed. He was Baptist Church, with pi Chapter 855 S. Pear of Lauderdale County
formerly employed with Matthew Fancher offi- Orchard Road, Ridge- High School and was
Omnova Solumtions ciating. Visitation will land, MS 39157. formerly employed with

At Mount Rushmore, Trump digs deeper into nation’s divisions

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS offered a discordant tone to an elec- that carried him to the White House
torate battered by a pandemic and in 2016.
MOUNT RUSHMORE NATION- seared by the recent high-profile “This movement is openly at-
AL MEMORIAL, S.D. — At the foot killings of Black people. He zeroed tacking the legacies of every person
of Mount Rushmore and on the eve in on the desecration by some dem- on Mount Rushmore,” Trump said.
of Independence Day, President onstrators of monuments and stat- He lamented “cancel culture” and
Donald Trump dug deeper into ues across the country that honor charged that some on the political
America’s divisions by accusing pro- those who have benefited from slav- left hope to “defame our heroes,
testers who have pushed for racial ery, including some past presidents. erase our values and indoctrinate

William David Plyler

justice of engaging in a “merciless Four months from Election Day, our children.” He said Americans
campaign to wipe out our history.” his comments amounted to a direct should speak proudly of their heri-
The president, in remarks Friday appeal to the political base, includ- tage and shouldn’t have to apologize
night at the South Dakota landmark, ing many disaffected white votes, for its history.
William David Plyler, 68, of
Columbus, MS passed away
Saturday, June 27, 2020, at
Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT,

Ask Rufus
Columbus, MS.
He was buried in the Plyler
family plot in the city cemetery
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in Kennedy, AL.
English at the Battle of Maj Lacoste’s free Black this holiday weekend we might not be a free Mr. Plyler graduated from
New Orleans on Jan. 8, battalion numbering 280 we need to remember people. S.D. Lee High school and
1815, most people do men along with the 289 that none of them were Rufus Ward is a local attended MSU. He played first chair clarinet with
not realize how diverse man battalion of Orle- perfect but without them historian. the S. D. Lee High school band. He marched with
Andrew Jackson’s army ans Volunteers held the the band in Washington, D.C., and Mardi Gras
was. It represented a American line between parade in Mobile. He was a member of East End
true cross section of the batteries 3 and 4. Capt. Baptist Church participating in the youth groups,
American South. Daquin’s free Black summer camps, and other activities. Mr. Plyler
Official records show battalion of 150 men and
that Jackson’s army
directed the youth programs for summer camps
the 240 man U S 44th for the Columbus Recreation Dept. He played
was composed of the
Infantry Regt held the baseball all of his growing up years and played
following troops; U.S.
line between batteries 4 baseball with professional Columbus Redbirds
regular Army regiments,
Louisiana, Tennessee, and 5. baseball team. He enjoyed playing his guitar and
Kentucky, Mississippi All of these men, writing songs. Mr. Plyler worked for UPS for
and Orleans militia, black, red and white many years, he owned the Columbus River Park
Baratarian pirates, and those serving with Golf driving range, and until two weeks ago was
Choctaw Indians and two them are real American delivering Columbus and Tuscaloosa newspaper
battalions of Free Men of heroes. As we celebrate routes. His hobby was collecting antiques, old
Color (free blacks), Maj. signs, and enlarging and restoring old photos.
Lacoste’s Louisiana Free Mr. Plyler is preceded in death by his brother,
Men of Color and Capt. Jeff Plyler; grandparents, Lester and Pearl Plyler
Daquan’s Santa Domingo and Mayo and Estelle Atkins.
Free Men of Color. Mr. Plyler is survived by his parents Bill and
Prior to the climatic Mary Ann Plyler, one brother Philip Plyler and
battle the Choctaws his wife Leisha. A host of nieces, nephews, and
terrorized the English cousins.
camps at night and Memorials may be made to the Kennedy city
during the battle the Town Hall 17885 AL-96 Kennedy, AL 35574.
Baratarian’s under
the command of Capt. Compliments of
Dominque You manned Lowndes Funeral Home
artillery battery No. 3.
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Continued from Page 1A
That doesn’t surprise choose African Amer- that not everyone feels
Bardwell, who followed ican,” Hairston said. that way.”
the discussion on Angela “Why not Black? Well,
Jones’ Facebook post.
“White people, we
you have black ball, black Simply American
sheep, black widow. While there is no dis-
never had to wonder Everything with black in cernible preferred term,
what we were when we front of it is negative, and one thing that most agree
filled out a form. We just I don’t care for that.” with is that there is an
checked the ‘white’ box Bardwell McConnell Lathan Jones Hairston Perkins
Omar Jones also noted identity they all share.
and went on about our Luther King Jr. used the “African American” are “You’re going to get the terms can have a “What I do know is
business,” she said. “The term throughout his cam- widely used and accepted some people who don’t different connotation. that I am an American,”
discussion really opened paign for Civil Rights. says something about want to be called Black “I get the feeling that said Anika Perkins, exec-
my eyes to something New voices in the the difficulty Blacks have because they’ll say, ‘I’m African American comes utive director for univer-
I hadn’t really thought Civil Rights movement — faced in America, Omar not black. I’m brown.’” off a little less threaten- sity relations at Mississip-
much about.” particularly Malcolm X Jones said. he said. “I know I was ing than Black,” he said. pi University for Women.
and Stokely Carmichael “The fact that this against being called “Black is typically linked “I identify as Black, but
The evolution of self- — advocated for the question has to be posed Black in the past. But with radicalism in soci- I’m not offended when I’m
identification word “Black” at a time speaks to the racism
that we have faced in
then I started thinking, ety: The Black Panthers, called African American.
How the Black com- when Black Americans ‘Why am I being called Black Muslims, Black But, in most cases, Amer-
munity has self-identified began becoming more this country,” he said. African American? I’m Lives Matter. So, iden- ican is how I identify.”
went through an evolu- assertive in the demands “It’s 2020 and we’re not African.’” tifying with Blackness “At the end of the day,
tion during the 20th cen- for equality. still grappling with the Benny Hairston Jr., makes many people un- we’re all Americans,”
tury. Until the 1900s, the By the end of the 60s, issue of identity. That’s owner of Century Hair- comfortable and unnec- Lathan agreed.
most common reference “Black” had become the due in large to the fact ston Funeral Homes in essarily fearful.” “If it was up to me I
was “colored,” but gave preferred description. In that we have no connec- Starkville and Columbus, “For some people, would want to be called
way to “Negro,” a move- the 1980s, Black leaders, tions to our countries of
said he believes there is a they have a pretty hard an American,” Hairston
ment largely credited to such as Jesse Jackson, origin because we were
subliminal negative mes- and fast idea of what they said. “All of us live here
W.E.B. DuBois. began to advocate for the stripped of it due to the
sage in the term “Black.” prefer,” Lathan said. “For in America, we are all
Although it is consid- use of the term “African terrorism of the transat-
“If I had to choose me, it’s pretty inter- the same, just different
ered an unacceptable American,” which many lantic slave trade.”
between the two I would changeable, but I respect shades.”
term today, “Negro” was believe acknowledges the
the commonly accepted historical and cultural Not a perfect fit
term in the Black com- roots of the people. McConnell said nei-
munity for a time. Martin That both “Black” and ther term fits perfectly.

Alabama health officials can’t

verify ‘COVID party’ reports
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS “Persons should not willfully expose
themselves to this virus both for their
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Alabama own health and the health of others,” the
Department of Public Health said it could department said.
not verify reports of so-called COVID-19 Tuscaloosa Fire Chief Randy Smith
parties where students deliberately tried
told the City Council on Tuesday that fire
to become infected, but also warned peo-
officials confirmed some students had
ple not to try it.
Tuscaloosa City Councilor Sonya attended parties despite knowing they
McKinstry told news outlets this week were infected. The department thought
that she heard of students holding par- the parties were rumors, but Smith said
ties and wagering over who would be- after some research, officials discovered
come infected. they were real.
The department said it could not ver- The Department of Public Health said
ify any parties where persons tried to people with COVID-19 are to remain in
contract COVID-19 but warned that it is a home quarantine and could be fined for
dangerous and sometimes deadly virus. violating quarantine.


First Mississippi said he would be staying Mississippi police depart-
at home to recover. ment fired an officer Fri-
lawmaker tests positive He is the first state law- day for using excessive
for COVID-19 maker with a confirmed force.
JACKSON — A Missis- case, though at least two Greenville Mayor Err-
sippi lawmaker has tested Capitol employees and a ick Simmons and Police
positive for the coronavi- police officer have tested Chief Delando Wilson
rus, the Clarion Ledger positive since March. announced the dismissal
reported Friday. While the legislature during a news conference
Democratic Rep. Bo was in session, many carried on Facebook.
Brown of Jackson told the lawmakers did not wear News outlets said the
Ledger on Thursday that masks or follow social dis- firing of the unidentified
he had received a positive tancing protocols. Brown officer came after video
test result for COVID-19, told the Ledger he wore surfaced on social media
a day after legislators left gloves and a mask “reli- showing the officer slam-
the Mississippi Capitol. giously” while at the Cap- ming a handcuffed sus-
Brown, 70, told the itol. He said he was also pect to the pavement and
Ledger he took a test tested for coronavirus striking his head.
about a week ago because three weeks ago, but that Simmons says the vid-
he was feeling a little un- test came back negative. eo didn’t show everything
steady and weak. that happened. But he
“But I wasn’t feeling Officer fired for said what was shown was
bad or anything like that,” “appalling and disturb-
he told the Ledger. excessive force for ing.”
On Friday after receiv- slamming man to ground Wilson said there were
ing his test results, Brown GREENVILLE — A no “major injuries.”

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Honeybees offer virus preview
ith a bit lot, enjoyed bound- this virus; millions are out of effects of COVID-19 aren’t a swarm calls, I’d come pre-
of imag- less honey and work; the economy is reeling. matter of opinion. pared to shake the bees from
ination had a lot of fun. All Again the numbers are on an According to the Johns a limb into a cardboard box. I
you could say that thanks to the bees. upward trajectory. Wearing a Hopkins Coronavirus Re- was unprepared for a carpet of
last fall our bees Despite protes- face mask when you go into a source Center, as of July 2, bees on the ground.
gave us a preview tations from family, business seems like a meager there have been 124,000 The girls looked misera-
of the pandemic it was time to move price to pay to slow the spread deaths from the virus in this ble, wet and by now no doubt
now besetting us. on. of the virus. country and 525,557 deaths starved. I put a small hive
Suddenly they start- The bees, how- A woman who runs a down- worldwide. I’m not sure why down next to the bees. Inside
ed dying in large ever, had different town business that requires Johns Hopkins University & were a few frames with some
numbers. I would ideas. More on that patrons to wear masks told Medicine, perhaps this coun- beeswax on them. Almost
walk out mornings in a minute. me this story last week. A guy try’s leading medical center, instantly the bees started
to find piles of dead Birney Imes Just as was the comes in and declares he’s not would inflate numbers. marching into the hive.
honeybees on the case with the bees, wearing a mask. “I’ll just take Meanwhile, back at the hive By the next morning, every
ground around the we have a myste- my chances,” he said. … bee was inside the hive. I
hives. Not only was it con- rious new disease afflicting “It’s not about you,” she On Father’s Day after a sealed it up and on the way
founding, it was heart-wrench- humankind. The difference is said, handing him a mask. paddling trip on the Sipsey home stopped at Sunflower for
ing. These thousands of small we have proven measures we No, it’s about us all, young River, as I was cleaning up my sugar.
flying creatures were our pets. can take to mitigate its spread. and old. We have a responsibil- kayak, Beth called from the At home I set them up in
My beekeeping mentor, This is not conjecture or ity to each other. house that Rita Boykin had the backyard and mixed some
Bud Watt, formerly of Cooks- breaking news: wearing masks At least I hope people feel phoned about a swarm of bees sugar water for them.
ville in Noxubee County, now and observing safe physical that way. in their yard. That first day I probably
in Buras, Louisiana, opined distancing inhibits the spread At the farmers’ market Sat- Rita said someone had tried went outside 50 times to look
they had gotten into some of the COVID-19 virus. urday, a woman about my age, unsuccessfully for three days in on them. It’s nice to have
agricultural poison, possibly Yet there is so much buck- who was not wearing a mask to catch the swarm. Appar- honeybees back in the neigh-
something a neighborhood ing and snorting about it. declared, “I wish we would all ently Mother Nature had a borhood again.
gardener had put out — Sevin It infringes on my personal get this stuff and we’d be done Father’s Day gift in mind for It takes thousands of
dust, commonly used on toma- rights, folks say. Oh, please. with it.” me. worker bees to sustain a hive.
to plants, will kill bees. Sitting patiently at a seem- “I doubt the 120,000 or so Eddie Boykin, who is a me- I hope the queen is steadily
My other beekeeping men- ingly interminable stoplight Americans who have died chanic during the week, works laying eggs — it takes about
tor, Randy Burris, suggested when there are no motorists from the virus would agree on cars with his son Peyton in three weeks before brood
a new queen might revive the near, obeying traffic laws and with you,” I said. his off hours. Father and son hatches out.
hive. I installed a new queen, paying taxes. For the sake of “Oh, they’re inflating the paused from their restoration Is this hive going to make
but she was not able to work a civilized society, we make numbers,” she said. She project and pointed to what it? Can’t say for sure, but signs
her magic and soon we had concessions all the time one seemed angry. looked like a bare spot in the are promising.
two vacant hives. could say infringe on personal Seems in this day and middle of a large grassy field. Fingers crossed.
I took it as a sign. Over the rights. time we embrace the news It was late afternoon and Birney Imes (birney@
15 years or so I’d kept bees, I’d Thousands and thousands source that feeds our political had started to rain. is the former
made new friends, learned a of Americans are dead from leanings. Only problem is the As in the case of most publisher of The Dispatch.


Roses and thorns Voice of the people

A rose to “Fair Food Regarding Harry Sanders’ apology I’m too old to move, and I really like was when I read Mr. Brooks brought
To Geaux,” which has Simply offering an apology does it here. Harry apologized, he gave up his Bible to the meeting and told
set up shop across the not automatically guarantee you his spot as president on the board. about his rededication experience
old K-Mart location on forgiveness. Unless the majority of the citizens but then went into hateful comments
Highway 45 location. Taking action and making amends in his district wants his resignation, about his bitterness and enragement.
Operated by Crescent City is a crucial step in the process. well I guess he is on the board for the Somehow that doesn’t go together.
Carnivals out of Slidell, La., “Fair Food The apologizer is not the one who remainder of his term. A lot of good The comments about shutting down
decides whether they get to be forgiv- can come in three years for Lowndes the county needed not to be said.
To Geaux” features five vendors selling
en – that is the choice of the victims. County. Then you’ll get your chance. Let’s pray Mr. Brooks really changed
all the foods normally available at fairs
If Harry Sanders truly wants for- Now is the time for “forgiveness” — the way he said he had. Let’s also
and carnivals - everything from funnel
giveness, he should resign. as you say “in Jesus’ name” — and pray that his actions will prove that
cakes, fry breads, cotton candy, ice
Harry Sanders should be allowed thinking about the greater good of his experience was real and that he
cream treats and an assortment of “food the county. will begin forgiving. Naturally as
on a stick” items. It also includes a single to mend the racism in his heart, but
not on the county’s dime. God Bless America and Columbus. Christians we are commanded to
game booth where folks can win prizes Lee Roy Lollar “love one another so the world can
by shooting cork guns at plastic cups. Harry Sanders must resign.
Ross Whitwam Columbus see that we are Children of God.”
While carnivals have been sidelined Raymond Gross
because of COVID-19 fears, it’s nice to be
able to get a taste of the fair. We take it as
Thinks Sanders’ fate should Columbus

a reminder that someday we will again be In response to article in which be handled by District 1 voters
able to enjoy so many of the things now Lowndes voters said Harry Sanders Well, it’s Friday evening. Glenda Comments on Trump’s lack
interrupted by COVID-19. The operation needed a second chance and I just watched the goings on at of leadership during pandemic
runs through July 12, so there’s plenty of the foot of Mount Rushmore. What an When this pandemic first started,
As a white constituent you would
time to indulge in your favorite fair food impressive evening, which included Trump claimed some very good ex-
think that he should get another
fetish. a very great speech by our President perts told him coronavirus would not
chance. You are not the race that
and then the most beautiful fireworks affect the U.S.
he defamed and disrespected, so it
on the mountain that we’ve ever seen. Once it started, Trump said it
A rose to our commu- would stand to reason that you would
After that I took time to read some would just disappear, the heat will de-
nity’s best “star-gazers.” see it his way. Jeremiah 17:9 says it
local news, which turned out to be a stroy it. Check out Florida this week.
Last week, a research best: “The heart is deceitful above
mood-killing decision. Not only are we absent leader-
team that included Mis- all things, and desperately wicked.”
Grown men on the Lowndes Coun- ship at the state level, but also at the
sissippi State associate Mr. Sanders has shown us what is
ty Board of Supervisors were talking national level.
professor Angelle Tanner in his heart. Matthew 12:34: “For
about being insulted. They were very Journalism professors call on net-
and MSU Ph.D student Claire Genesare, out of the abundance of the heart
angry and furious at someone they’ve works to stop airing Trump’s corona-
discovered a new planet. The planet was the mouth speaketh.” Which means
worked with for many years, and virus briefings live because they are
discovered orbiting a star 31.9 light years there is more of the same rhetoric
they were worried about the amount marked by Trump’s own misinforma-
from Earth. The discovery emphasizes to come. No, he does not need to be
of damage the board had done as a tion, deceptions, rage, blaming and
the vastness of space and how much given another chance. He is no longer
result of their efforts to force Harry boasting.
there is yet to be discovered. We believe worthy of the position, and he needs
to resign, which in my book is going For weeks, Trump and his allies
the work will also inspire a new gener- to resign.
way overboard. He resigned from the would not wear a face mask.
ation of physics/astronomy students. John Henry Smith
president’s position at the beginning After almost 130,000 deaths and
Expanding our knowledge of space is not of this meeting, and now that’s not 3 million people infected with the
some esoteric enterprise. Time and time really what they wanted. They want virus, they are finally coming around
again, we have learned that the skills and Thinks some local leaders him to leave and never come back? to saying it’s a good idea to wear a
technology employed in space explora- focus too much on race This is after he had already said he mask.
tion results in practical applications here Thursday, local members of the was sorry and asked for forgiveness, Dr. Fauci says wearing a mask
on Earth. Much of the technology we Chamber of Commerce received a a second chance. There was one is the right thing to do, but the Lt.
use today is a result of our nation’s space threatening letter from the NAACP sensible comment made about maybe Gov. of Texas (Republican) where
program. We salute our two star-gazers to support their stance on Harry leaving it in the hands of District 1 COVID-19 is breaking records for
for their contributions in this exciting Sanders or else their names would voters. The ones who elected him number of cases, says he is tired of
discovery. be made public and their businesses might ought to be the ones to take listening to him.
would be boycotted. Extortion? action, vote him out in the next elec- Another Republican governor
A rose to all those This letter was sent by Nadia tion, or let them get signatures to ask wants to do away with the COVID-19
in our community who Colom, the wife of the local D.A. him to resign if they didn’t want him committee.
continue to take com- The city has had a Black majority for to represent them anymore. Heck, I Trump, even today, claims the
mon-sense — and scien- years on the councils. remember not too long ago when our coronavirus will just disappear.
tifically proven — precau- In last week’s board of supervisors Mayor and a city councilman had a In the meantime, it looks like some
meeting, Leroy Brooks insinuated fight in City Hall and how the council of his allies and Secret Service agents
tions designed to mitigate
Sheriff Hawkins was using his depu- handled it more like adults without will disappear from having it.
the spread of COVID-19. Even as cases
ties to intimidate those protesting for everybody becoming “enraged” as With the number of new cases set-
continue to soar in our state and commu-
Harry’s scalp, saying he didn’t know Mr. Brooks put it. Looks like this ting records on a daily basis, Trump
nities, there are many who are resistant whether they were law enforcement situation could have been handled in quote: So I said to “my” people, slow
to taking these precautions. This is par- or the militia. Come on Leroy! a similar fashion and taken care of in the testing down, please.
ticularly true when it comes to wearing I’ve seen leadership in the past, house, so to speak. I remember the This song lyric reminds me of this
masks. Those who object argue either but when we need some unity, some councilman and Mayor were given administration and its allies: If loving
masks are not effective or are an infringe- officials are coming up short. Why is letters of reprimand by the council. you is wrong, I don’t want to do what’s
ment upon personal liberties. But given it all about race? I’ve been in a Black- That settled it. right.
what is at stake, the simple truth is that owned business before and have been I couldn’t help but think that all Wear a mask!
no one is materially harmed by wearing ignored because I am white. I didn’t this is going on smack dab in the mid- With the election coming shortly,
a mask. It’s a very simple request. That’s get offended, I just didn’t return there dle of “The Friendly City.” I’m think- the conservative networks are going
why we applaud all those who understand and spent my money elsewhere. So ing that Mr. Higgins was wrong for to try to convince the voters that
this simple truth and wear masks as a Leroy it swings both ways. I am all signing his name on a letter intended Biden is an idiot and a moron.
show that they care about their health for Columbus and Lowndes County to convince Sanders to resign too. James Hodges
and the health of their neighbors. to prosper because this is my home. Then the most disappointing of all Steens

Velek hired to coach Heritage Academy boys soccer team Braves give
no indication
of considering
name change

teams in two sports
taking a second look at
names deemed offensive
to Native Americans, the
Atlanta Braves on Satur-
day gave no indication
they are willing to consid-
er a similar change.
The Cleveland Indians
said Friday they’re recon-
sidering their nickname
following the furor over
the NFL’s Washington
Redskins’ name.
The Braves released
a statement saying the
team “honors, supports,
and values the Native
American community.
That will never change.”
The Braves said they
“have much work to do
on and off the field.”
The team said in re-
cent months it has “cre-
ated an even stronger
bond with various Native
American tribes, both re-
gionally and nationally,
on matters related to the
Braves and Native Amer-
ican culture.”
Courtesy of Columbus Soccer Organization “We have also held
Heritage Academy has hired a pair of Columbus United coaches to lead its boys soccer team. Tom Velek, right, will serve as head coach, and meetings with our Na-
Dave Albertson will be his assistant. Velek has already coached the Patriots’ girls for the past four seasons. tive American Working
Group which will collab-
FROM SPECIAL REPORTS The Columbus Soccer MAIS District Coach of every match. There is a was interested in the as-
orate with us on cultural
Organization president the Year. lot of talent on the team sistant position, it was a
Heritage Academy issues, education and
has worked in numer- Velek’s son Coen and it has had a lot of no-brainer,” Velek said.
announced Friday it has ous positions with the played for the Patriots’ success. There is a lot of “Dave is a stellar coach, community outreach to
hired Tom Velek as the Olympic Development boys team for the past family support as well. I and together we bring a amplify their voices and
school’s new head boys Program, and Columbus three seasons, earning am looking forward to the strong coaching corps show our fans they are
soccer coach. United Soccer Club since all-state honors in 2020. challenge and can’t wait to the program.” Albert- still proudly here,” the
Velek will now be 2005. His Columbus Unit- “I have helped with to get started working son also holds national statement said.
tasked with leading both ed teams have won multi- match scheduling and with the team.” coaching licenses and in The Braves have not
the Patriots’ boys and ple state titles, and he was representing the team Heritage Academy 2018 was named Colum- said if they will encour-
girls programs. He has honored in 2013 as United at state meeting for the also hired longtime Co- bus United Coach of the age the tomahawk chop
led the girls team for the States Youth Soccer Asso- last three years,” Velek lumbus United coach Year. Albertson currently and chant by fans this
past four seasons. Velek ciation Southeast Region said in a news release Dave Albertson to be serves on the board of di- season. The chant caused
replaces veteran coach Coach of the Year and Na- from Heritage Academy. Velek’s assistant with the rectors of CSO and as the a stir in last year’s NL Di-
Joe Asadi, who stepped tional Coach of the Year. “I have also had the plea- boys team. head coach of the United vision Series loss to the
down this spring. In 2018 he was named sure to watch just about “When I heard Dave U12 boys’ team. St. Louis Cardinals.


Seals happy for shot with ’Feds Tough day for MLB: Price out,

Tony Seals coached

Then Caledonia called.
The ‘Feds had played
against Seals-coached
South Lamar teams plen-
went 28-2.
“I believe I can build
a program,” Seals said.
“I’m excited about the op-
Freeman positive, Tanaka hurt
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ker announced Freeman concerns.
high school sports in ty before and apparently portunity, and I just want
Alabama for 30 years, had tested positive along Houston’s Dusty Bak-
liked what they saw. to take it to the next level Freddie Freeman tests with Braves pitchers Will er, who at 71 is the oldest
reached nine state cham- “I thought, ‘OK, this and see how far we can go positive for COVID-19. Smith and Touki Tous- MLB manager, added
pionship games and lost is an opportunity, and with it.” Masahiro Tanaka gets hit saint as well as infielder that “I admire Freddie
them all, retired, moved
I’m going to jump on it, In his lengthy career in the head by a line drive. Pete Kozma. Snitker said Freeman and his group
across the Mississippi
go with it and see what in Alabama, he got tanta- David Price announces Smith and Toussaint were for coming out saying
border five years ago
we can do with it,’” Seals lizingly close time after he won’t play this season. asymptomatic and noted what the problem is. And
and promptly picked up
said. time. Two state champi- On this Fourth of July, Kozma had a fever. hopefully this can get
where he left off.
He told McBrayer, onship appearances in even the return of base- Freeman is “not feel- through to other people,
And he’s not done yet.
who was just as surprised basketball. Two more ball didn’t offer much ing great,” Snitker said. other young people.’’
“I’m 60 years old,”
that Seals was leaving to coaching softball. And cause for celebration. “It will be a while be- Indeed, the news sur-
Seals said. “I’ve still got
coach a rival as Seals was five as an assistant foot- As teams prepared fore we can get him back,” rounding Freeman of-
that drive. As long as I’ve
to get the position in the ball coach at Russellville. to start their pandem- he said of the four-time fered a reminder to play-
got that drive, I’m going
first place. But not one title game ic-shortened season, All-Star first baseman. ers across the league that
to go as long as the good
“He was just like, ‘You went Seals’ way. sobering examples of It was uncertain
Lord will let me go.” anyone is potentially sus-
That drive carried took it?’” Seals said. “I “I’ve been there nine the game’s potential dan- whether Freeman would ceptible. Freeman joins
Seals to Caledonia High said, ‘Yes!’” times and never won it,” ger took place at camps be ready for the start of Colorado Rockies out-
School, where his posi- When offseason work- he said. “Maybe this will across the country. the season, scheduled for fielder Charlie Blackmon
tion as head boys basket- outs started June 1, Seals be the charm if we can Major League Base- July 23. as four-time All-Stars
ball coach officially began took stock of the small get things going.” ball is getting ready for Due to concerns about who have tested positive.
Wednesday. Seals, who roster he’d been handed. That’s what he hopes a 60-game season that medical privacy laws,
“It doesn’t matter —
coached at Bradshaw, With many of last year’s will happen at a school won’t include Price, a MLB isn’t making a prac-
age, race, ethnicity, reli-
Russellville and South seniors graduated, the where he never expect- former Cy Young Award tice of disclosing which
gion,” Milwaukee Brew-
Lamar high schools in Al- ‘Feds boast only one re- ed to find himself coach- winner who was traded players test positive.
turning starter: point ing. While Seals said he ers star Ryan Braun said.
abama before working as from the Boston Red Sox For example, Baltimore
guard Jarvis Leigh. A typically stays put some- to the Los Angeles Dodg- “Nobody is immune from
an assistant at New Hope Orioles manager Bran-
host of lesser contribu- where a long time — sev- ers in February. this thing.”
for the past five seasons, don Hyde said the team
tors and JV players last en years at Bradshaw, 10 “After considerable San Francisco Giants
never thought getting a doesn’t intend to reveal to
season and some players each at Russellville and thought and discussion the general public if any- catcher Buster Posey
head coaching job would says he hasn’t ruled out
still be in his future. who’d been out of the South Lamar and five at with my family and the one has tested positive.
sport for years round out New Hope — the oppor- Dodgers, I have decid- The Pittsburgh Pirates the possibility of sitting
“I really didn’t think
the group, with a crop of tunity to be Caledonia’s ed it is in the best inter- acknowledged there were out this season, assuming
the opportunity would
talented incoming fresh- new head coach was a est of my health and my positive tests within the the games are actually
present itself again, and
men ready to make an im- “godsend.” family’s health for me to organization but didn’t played. The six-time All-
I was happy where I was
at,” Seals said. pact by coming up from “Sometimes, you don’t not play this season,” the get into specifics. Star isn’t yet convinced
When Seals was at the middle school team. even look for something, five-time All-Star tweet- In the Braves’ case, the there will even be a sea-
South Lamar, his teams “There’s some good and God throws it at you, ed Saturday. “I will miss four players who tested son.
had played in plenty of young kids and some puts it right in front of my teammates and will positive permitted Snit- “The way I would
tournaments with New good older kids, and my your face,” Seals said. be cheering for them ker to reveal their names. project it is I wouldn’t be
Hope head coach Drew job is going to be how to The coach said he was throughout the season It’s a move he applauded. surprised by anything at
McBrayer, and a spot on get them to jell together,” happy at South Lamar and on to a World Series “For me, I think it’s this point,” Posey said. “I
McBrayer’s staff was a Seals said. and loved New Hope. victory. I’m sorry I won’t good in the industry and wouldn’t be surprised if
natural fit when Seals re- After all, he’s done it Now? be playing for you this society, to know that this we played 60 games with
tired from coaching and before. “It just keeps getting year, but look forward to is a real deal,” Snitker no hiccup and I wouldn’t
teaching in Alabama. For In 2005, Seals inherit- better,” Seals said. “Cale- representing you next said. “This virus is real. be surprised if we didn’t
five years, Seals coached ed a South Lamar roster donia’s a good place for year.” It’s nothing to mess with.” play a game at all and I
the middle school and ju- that had won just two family, a good place for The 34-year-old Price Snitker said Braves wouldn’t be surprised if
nior varsity teams at New games the year before. In people, and I’m just ex- said he was opting out first base coach Eric we played half the games.
Hope and assisted with 2015, in his last year be- cited to be there and see about five hours after At- Young Sr. already has opt- That’s just the variability
the varsity squad. fore leaving, the Stallions what happens.” lanta manager Brian Snit- ed out due to COVID-19 of this to me.”
8A SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2020 The Dispatch •
Jan Swoope: 328-2471

Elayne, going strong

Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Folk artist Elayne Goodman of Columbus shares a laugh before the opening of her exhibition at the Columbus Arts Council Thursday. Wheth-
er creating unique artwork with found materials or painting objects with intricate patterns of dots, “I don’t know when to quit until there’s no
space left,” Goodman said.

The ‘doctor of dots’ is at it again


ome call her “the doctor of dots” or “the
dot lady.” Galleries tend to call her an
acclaimed folk artist. Elayne Goodman
simply carries on, determined not to take
herself too seriously, turning the world
around her into one of unbridled color and
imagination. She does it from a rural farm
in Lowndes County that’s been in her family
for generations. To meet her, one wouldn’t
realize her artwork has been in Rolling Stone
magazine, handled by big-city galleries or
collected by celebrities. And that’s fine by
Goodman, for whatever else she is called,
down-to-earth and authentic should be near
the top of the list.
Just turned 80, Goodman is currently
featured in the largest gallery exhibition
she’s ever mounted. More than 100 of her
distinctive works are showcased this month
at the Columbus Arts Council’s Rosenzweig
Arts Center.
Her signature pieces are celebrations
of found objects, oft-quirky marriages of Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff
nostalgia and popular culture. Many boast “Rare Air & Ozone” features a horse is part of the current Goodman exhibition in Columbus.
a technique of meticulously painting dots in
years, has been her
inventive patterns.
partner in adventure.
The eclectic show springs from Good-
“Oh, we went to
man’s home studio, filled wall to wall with
a lot of flea markets,
this and that. “Usually whatever’s on the top
of the pile, I make something with it,” Good- auctions and yard
man laughed. She laughs often. “The only sales,” said Pete.
reason I can do this full time is because I can “We’d just load it up
just do whatever I want to, when I want to.” and haul it home.”
“We’re so excited to have this Mississip- His wife ex-
pi treasure taking over the plained, “When I see
gallery this month,” said CAC something I know if
Executive Director Jan Miller. I should buy it or not.
“Elayne is an humble soul that I just have an instinct
is bigger than life. She em- to buy it, when I have
bodies the term ‘folk art.’ The no idea what I’ll do
only thing brighter than her with it.”
artwork is her personality and Goodman chuck- Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff
the stories behind each piece.” Miller led about buttons, Elvis is a frequent
one of her frequent star in Elayne
Additional works by Good-
artistic mediums. Goodman’s folk
man will be added to the show near mid-July, art. This piece is at
Miller noted. “We bought so
the Columbus Arts
many buttons we Council.
●●● would have to drive
the car up to the
Goodman’s raw materials, the found ob- space to load them,” she recounted. “It’s sure
jects, come from a lifetime of prospecting. good we did, because there are not many
“For years, we used to travel around and large quantities of buttons any more. And
stop at every roadside place,” she said. “And I if you have to buy some at a fabric store,
Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff
do very well at Habitat (for Humanity ReSale they’re expensive. What used to be 39 cents This antique wooden wheelchair, “Rolling
Store) and Palmer Home (Thrift Store). I is now $5.98.” Along,” is a centerpiece in Elayne Goodman’s
haunt those places.” Kind friends and strang- show, up through the month of July.
ers alike also send her goodies to use in ways ●●●
only she can concoct. An antique wheelchair, at Mississippi University for Women opened
a kitschy statue of Elvis, an old walking cane After entering a career in nursing in her a different door. Eventually, she would earn a
are all potential masterpieces in the making. 30s, Goodman thought that would be her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The W.
Pete Goodman, Elayne’s husband of 61 future. But during a hiatus, a ceramics class See GOODMAN, 6B
2B SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2020 The Dispatch •

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ASSEMBLIES OF GOD PLEASANT GROVE MB CHURCH — 1914 Moor Rehearsal - Wed. before 4th Sun. 6 p.m. Rev. Sammy
NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD — 4474 New Hope High Road, Crawford. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship L. White, Pastor.
Road. Worship 10:30 a.m., Children’s Church 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Riley Forrest, Sr., Pastor. PLEASANT GROVE ROBINSON MB CHURCH
662-664-0852 662-272-8221 — 9203 Hwy. 389 N., Starkville. Sunday School 10 a.m.,
THE ASSEMBLY COLUMBUS — 2201 Military PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST — 1383 Pleasant Hill Rd. Worship 11:15 a.m., Wednesday Prayer Service/Bible
Road. Christian Education 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Join us at or on Facebook for services. Study 7 p.m. Pastor George A. Sanders. 456-0024
Nursery Church (2-3 yrs.) Children’s Church 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Bill PLEASANT RIDGE MB CHURCH — Ridge Rd.
Wednesday 6:30 p.m. (something for all ages). Nursery Hurt, Pastor. 662-329-3921 Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6
provided for all services. Jody Gurley, Pastor. 662-328- PLYMOUTH BAPTIST CHURCH — 187 Plymouth p.m. A. Edwards, Sr., Pastor.
6374 Rd. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. PROVIDENCE MB CHURCH — Old Hwy. 69 S.
BAPTIST Randy Rigdon, Pastor. Neil Shepherd, Music. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday
ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH — Hwy. 45 N. SOVEREIGN FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH — 7852 7 p.m. Rev. Gilbert Anderson, Pastor.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Discipleship Hwy. 12 E., Steens. Sunday Worship 10 a.m., Service 5 SAINT MATTHEWS MB CHURCH — 1213
Training 5 p.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Mitch p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Charles Young, Pastor. Island Rd. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.,
McWilliams, Pastor. 662-328-4765 SOVEREIGN GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH — Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Curtis Clay, Sr., Pastor.
ARMSTRONG BAPTIST CHURCH — 1707 12859 Martin Road Spur, Northport, Ala. Worship 11 SALEM MB CHURCH — Hwy. 86, Carrollton, Ala.
Yorkville Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Bible a.m., Sunday Bible Study noon. Todd Bryant, Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday
Study Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. William Vaughn, Pastor. 662- 6 p.m. Rev. David J. Johnson, Jr., Pastor.
ARTESIA BAPTIST CHURCH — Sunday School 10 E. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 4898 Baldwin Rd., Brooksville. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.,
a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Pastor Night small group 6:30 p.m. Robert Gillis, Pastor. 662- Worship 11 a.m. Pastor Michael Tate. 662-738-5855
Jeff Morgan. 329-2973 SOUTHSIDE MB CHURCH — 100 Nashville Ferry
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH — 3232 Military Road. TEMPLE OF DELIVERANCE BAPTIST Rd. E. Sunday School 8:30 a.m., Worship 10 a.m.,
Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., CHURCH — 4307 Sand Rd., Steens. Maurice Williams, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Rev. Rayfield Evins Jr., Pastor.
Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Walter Butler, Pastor. Pastor. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., SIXTH AVENUE MB CHURCH — 1519 Sixth Ave.
BETHESDA BAPTIST CHURCH — 2096 Bethesda Wednesday 7 p.m. 662-327-2580 N. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m., Bible Study
Rd, Crawford. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., UNITED CHRISTIAN BAPTIST CHURCH — 2 Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. W.C. Talley, Pastor. 662-329-
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m., Worship 7 p.m., Wednesday blocks east of Hwy. 69 on Yorkville Rd. Sunday School 9 2344
7:00 p.m. Allan Dees, Pastor. 662-272-8734 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m. Dr. Steven L. James Sr., Pastor. SPRINGFIELD MB CHURCH — 6369 Hwy. 45 S.
2500 Military Road Suite 1 BORDER SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH — 12771 UNIVERSITY BAPTIST CHURCH — 1104 (1st & 3rd Sunday) Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship
Columbus, MS Hwy. 12 E., Caledonia. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship Louisville St., Starkville (located in Fellowship Hall of St. 11:30 a.m., (1st & 3rd Wednesday) 7 p.m. Robert Gavin,
10:30 a.m., Discipleship Training 5:15 p.m., Worship 6 p.m., Luke Lutheran Church). Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship Pastor. 662-327-9843 Wednesday Bible Study – Adults, Children, and Youth 11 a.m. Bert Montgomery, Pastor. STEPHEN CHAPEL MB CHURCH — 2008 7th
Don West, Broker/Owner classes 6:30 p.m. Dan Louman, Pastor. 662-386-0541. VICTORY FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH — Ave. N. Sunday School 8:30 a.m., Worship 9:45 a.m.
www. Victory Loop off of Mill Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship Bible Study Wednesday 10:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
BROOKSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH — Main 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor, Al Hamm. ST. JAMES MB CHURCH — 6525 Hardy-Billups
Street, Brooksville. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship WOODLAND BAPTIST CHURCH — 3033 Ridge Rd., Crawford. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.
Northeast Exterminating 10:55 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Rd. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Worship and 6:15 p.m. Rev. Chad Payton, Pastor.
CALEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH — 7840 Wolfe 6 p.m., AWANA Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 ST. JOHN MB CHURCH — 3477 Motley Rd.,
If it Jimmy Linley • Richard Linley
Road, Caledonia. Sunday Men’s Prayer Service 9:30 a.m., p.m. Kevin Jenkins, Pastor. 662-327-6689. Brad Wright, Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday
Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday, Worship 11 a.m. Sunday, Youth Minister. Bible Study 7 p.m. Joe Brooks, Pastor. 327-7494.
crawls, Columbus Bible Study 4 p.m., Worship 5 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 10TH STREET FAIRLAWN BAPTIST CHURCH ST. PAUL MB CHURCH — Robinson Rd. Sunday
call... 662-329-9992 6:30 p.m. Kelby R. Johnson, Pastor.
— 1118 7th St. S. Sunday School 8 a.m., Worship 9:30 a.m.,
Wednesday 7 p.m., Youth Ministry Wednesday 4:30 p.m.
School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m.
Rev. Willie Mays, Pastor.
Dr. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Adult Rev. Brian Hood, Pastor. ST. PAUL MB CHURCH — 1800 Short Main St.
BRISLIN, INC. Choir rehearsals and Discipleship Training 5 p.m., Worship
6 p.m., Wednesday 6:15 p.m. Rev. Ralph Windle, Interim
BETHESDA CHURCH — 1800 Short Main. Sunday
Disciple Training/Sunday School 8 a.m., Worship 9:00
a.m. Rev. John F. Johnson, Pastor. 662-241-7111
Sales • Service • Installation Pastor. 662-328-6741 School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. STRONG HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST
Residential • Commercial • Industrial CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH — 385 7th St. SW, Nathaniel Best, Pastor. E-mail: bethesdambchurch@ CHURCH — 325 Barton Ferry Rd., West Point. Sunday
Since 1956 Vernon, Ala. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday Bible 5 p.m. (6 p.m. - Daylight Savings Time), Wednesday 6:30 BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH — 5860 Hwy. 50 E., West Study 6 p.m.
p.m. Wil Corbett, Pastor. 205-270-1845 Point. Sunday School 10 a.m., Service 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., TABERNACLE MB CHURCH — Magnolia Drive,
4051 Military Road • 662-328-5814 CANAAN BAPTIST CHURCH — 1008 Lehmberg Wednesday 7 p.m. Macon. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.,
Rd. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. and 5 FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH — 1720 Hwy. Wednesday 6 p.m.
p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Paul Shaw, Pastor. 662-327- 373. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., UNION BAPTIST MB CHURCH — 101 Weaver
3771 Wednesday 7 p.m. Martin “Buddy” Gardner, Pastor. Rd. (Hwy. 69 S) Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11
CANAAN MB CHURCH — 2425 Bell Ave. Sunday LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST CHURCH — 5030 Hwy. a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Pastor McSwain.
School 8:15 a.m., Worship 9:30 a.m., Wednesday Bible 182 E. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 UNION HOPEWELL MB CHURCH — 150
Study 6 p.m. Jimmy Pounds, Pastor. 662-327-1226 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. 662-327-1130 Spurlock Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.,
COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH — 2490 SHINING LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH — 957 Wednesday 6 p.m. Carlton Jones, Pastor.
Yorkville Rd. East Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 Sunset Drive, Starkville in the Comfort Suites Conference WOODLAWN LANDMARK MB CHURCH —
a.m., Wednesday Bible Study, Children & Youth Classes Room, Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 8086 Hwy. 12. East, Steens. Sunday School 10 a.m.,
6:30 p.m. Matt Moehring, Pastor. Edward Rhinewalt, Music p.m. Pastor John Harvey. 662-648-0282 Worship 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. David
Director. 662-327-5306 MISSIONARY BAPTIST Retherford, Pastor.
Old West Point Rd., Starkville. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Woodlawn Rd., Steens. Sunday School 9:20 a.m., Worship Carson Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:15 a.m.,
Greg Upperman, Pastor. 662-323-6351 or visit www. 11:00 a.m., Bible Study Wednesday 6:20 p.m. Rev. William Wednesday 7 p.m. John Sanders, Pastor. Sparks, Pastor. 662-356-4968. ZION GATE MB CHURCH — 1202 5th St. S. Sunday
INDUSTRIAL SERVICES, INC EAST END BAPTIST CHURCH — 380 Hwy. ANTIOCH MB CHURCH — 2304 Seventh Ave. N. School 9:30 a.m., Worship 8 a.m. and 10:45., Children’s
50 W. (Hwy. 50 and Holly Hills Rd.) Sunday School 9:15 Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Church 10:15 a.m., Worship 5 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Worship 5 p.m. followed by Kenny Bridges, Pastor. Dr. James A. Boyd, Pastor.
Discipleship Training, Mission Friends and GAs 5 p.m., BETHLEHEM MB CHURCH — 293 Bethlehem Road, PRIMITIVE BAPTIST
Jarrett’s Towing Sanctuary Choir 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting,
Youth Worship, Preschool & Children’s Choirs 6:30 p.m.
Caledonia. Sunday School 1st and 4th Sundays 8 a.m., 2nd
& 3rd Sundays 9:30 a.m., Worship 1st & 4th Sundays 9:30
— Washington St. & Columbus St., Aberdeen. Sunday
Wrecker Service Bryon Benson, Pastor. 662-328-5915 a.m., 2nd & 3rd Sundays 11 a.m., Wednesdays 6 p.m. Rev. 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Herb Hatfield, Pastor. 662-369-
EASTVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH — 1316 Ben Willie James Gardner, Pastor. 662-356-4424 4937
5209 N. Hwy 182 E. • Columbus, MS 39702 Christopher Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., BLESSING MB CHURCH — Starkville Sportsplex, HAMILTON PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH —
329-2447 We unlock Wednesday 7 p.m. Junior Eads, Pastor. 662-329-2245
Activity Center 405 Lynn Lane Road. Sunday Worship 2nd,
4th & 5th Sundays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Pastor Martin. 662-
Flower Farm Rd., 2 miles South of Hamilton, just off Hwy.
45. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Jesse Phillips, Pastor. 662-429-
If no answer 251-2448 cars
Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., 744-0561 2305
Wednesday 6 p.m. Dr. Breck Ladd, Pastor. 662-328-2924 BRICK MB CHURCH — Old Macon Rd. Sunday School MAYHEW PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH —
R Free Estimates
Mike Parra Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.
9:30 a.m. each Sunday, Worship 2nd and 4th Sundays only
11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Everett Little, Pastor.
842 Hwy. 45 Alternate, Starkville. Sunday Service 10:30
a.m. Herb Hatfield,Pastor. 662-315-4937
EE FIN Licensed
& Insured Rev. Michael Love, Pastor. 662-434-5252 CALVARY FAITH CENTER — Hwy. 373 & Jess SPRINGHILL P.B. CHURCH — 3996 Sandyland
W H INC. G FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH — 7th St. and 2nd. Ave. Lyons Road. Sunday Worship 8:00 a.m., Sunday School 9 Road, Macon, MS. Walter Lowery Jr., Pastor. Sunday
“A Family Business Since 1946” N. Sunday Worship 8:45 a.m., Sunday School 10 a.m. a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Pastor Robert School 9:00 a.m., Worship 10:00 a.m., Tuesday Bible
RESIDENTIAL (Worship televised at 10 a.m. on WCBI-TV, Columbus Bowers, Pastor. 662-434-0144 Study 6 p.m. 662-738-5006.
Cable Channel 7), Contemporary Worship 11 a.m.; CEDAR GROVE MB CHURCH — 286 Swartz Dr. SULPHUR SPRINGS PRIMITIVE BAPTIST
662-328-3625 • 662-328-7612 Sunday Evening Worship 5 p.m., Midweek Prayer Service Worship Services 11:15 a.m., Sunday School 10 a.m., CHURCH — North of Caledonia on Wolf Rd, Hamilton.
Wednesday 6 p.m. located downtown. Dr. Shawn Parker, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Johnnie Richardson, Pastor. 662- Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 1st Sunday Night at 6:30 p.m. Elder
Support Our Community Churches Pastor. 662-245-0540 434-6528 Joseph Mettles, Pastor. 662-369-2532
Odom Rd., Steens. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 CHURCH — 14096 MS Hwy. 388, Brooksville, MS 39739, SAINT DAVID’S AT MAYHEW — 549 Mayhew
Call Beth, Mary Jane, a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11:00 a.m., Wednesday Rd., Mayhew. Holy Eucharist - Sunday 10 a.m. 662-244-
Luther, or Amber FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST — 125 Yorkville Rd. W. 6:30 p.m. Bobby Bowen, Pastor. 662-738-5837/549-6100 5939 or
to schedule your ad. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., CHRIST MB CHURCH — 110 2nd Ave. S. Sunday CATHOLIC
Wednesday 7 p.m. John Gainer, Pastor. 662-328-6024 or School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m., B.T.U. ANNUNCIATION CATHOLIC CHURCH — 808
328-2424 662-328-3183 Program every 1st & 3rd Sunday 6 p.m. College St. Mass Schedules are as follows: Sunday 8
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH — 708 Airline ELBETHEL MB CHURCH — 2205 Washington Ave. a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8 a.m.,
When Caring Counts... Rd. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m. & 6 p.m., Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday Tuesday 5:30 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m., and Annunciation
Wednesday 6 p.m. Charles Whitney, Pastor. 7:00 p.m., Rev. Leroy Jones, Pastor. Catholic School (during the school year). Father Jeffrey
11th Ave. S. Sunday 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Pastor Sammy Road. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Bible class CHRISTIAN
Burns. 662-328-1096 Tuesday 6 p.m. Hugh L. Dent, Pastor. 662-243-7076. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH — 811 N. McCrary.
FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY GREENWOOD SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH FOURTH STREET MB CHURCH — 610 4th St. N. Lavelle Smith, Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship
1131 Lehmberg Rd., Columbus • 662-328-1808 — 278 East between Gattman & Amory. Sunday School 10 Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m., Wednesday 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m.
a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7:15 p.m. Bible Study 7 p.m. Rev. Jimmy L. Rice, Pastor. 662-328-1913 CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
Rev. John Walden, Pastor. 662-356-4445 FRIENDSHIP MB CHURCH — 1102 12th Ave. S. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH — 720 4th Ave.
IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH — 6342 Military Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday N. and 8th St. N. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.
Rd., Steens. Bible Study 10:30 a.m., Worship 9:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dr. Stanley K. McCrary, Pastor. 662-327-7473 or CHURCH OF CHRIST
6 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. 662-328-1668 662-251-4185 CALEDONIA CHURCH OF CHRIST — Main
KOLOLA SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH — GREATER MT. OLIVE M.B. CHURCH — 1856 St., Caledonia. Sunday Bible Study 9 a.m., Worship 10
Caledonia. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Carson Rd. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m., a.m. and 5 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m.
AWANA 4:45-6 Ages 2-12th grade (Sept. - May), Worship Wednesday 7 a.m. Donald Henry, Pastor. CHURCH OF CHRIST — 4362 Hwy. 69 S. Sunday
5 p.m., Choir Practice Wednesday 6 p.m., 252 Basics HALBERT MISSION MB CHURCH — 2199 Halbert Worship 9:30 a.m. , Wednesday 6 p.m. Loviah Johnson
Children’s Ministry an Cross Training Youth Wednesday Church Rd., Ethelsville, Ala. Sunday School 10 a.m., 662-574-0426 or E-mail:
7 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Rev. Don Harding, Worship 11 a.m. Ernest Prescott, Pastor. CHURCH OF CHRIST — 437 Gregory Rd. Sunday

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Street, Longview. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Worship
Sunday School 8 a.m., Worship 9 a.m., Minister Terry
Johnson, Interim Pastor.
Bible class 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
Wednesday 7 p.m. Richard Latham, Minister. 662-
3189 Hwy 45 N. • 328-5421 11:00 a.m., Discipleship Training 5:15 p.m., Evening JERUSALEM MB CHURCH — 14129 Hwy 12 E., CHURCH OF CHRIST DIVINE — 1316 15th
Worship 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Caledonia. Sunday School 8:30 a.m., Worship 9:30 a.m., St. S. Morning Worship (1st, 2nd, & 4th Sunday) 9:45
1702 6th St. N. • 328-5361 Interim Pastor Ron Linkins, or email ynyministry@yahoo.
com, 662-769-4774
Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Rev. Willie Petty, Sr., Pastor.
a.m., (3rd & 5th Sunday) 8:30 a.m., Wednesday Prayer
6 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. 662-327-6060
MCBEE BAPTIST CHURCH — 2846 Hwy. 50 E. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., Bishop Timothy Heard, Pastor.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Discipleship Wednesday 6 p.m. Joseph Oyeleye, Pastor. 662-328-4629 COLUMBUS CHURCH OF CHRIST — 2401
Training 5 p.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Rev. MILLERS CHAPEL MB CHURCH — 425 East 7th St. N. Sunday Bible Class 9:30 a.m., Worship
Jimmy Ray, Pastor. 662-328-7177 North St. Macon. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 10:30 a.m., Sunday Bible Study 5 p.m., Wednesday
MIDWAY BAPTIST CHURCH — Holly Hills Rd. a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Ron Houston, Pastor. 6:30 p.m. Paul Bennett, Family Life Minister; Billy
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 MISSIONARY UNION BAPTIST CHURCH —
APAC-MISSISSIPPI, INC. p.m., Prayer Service every Saturday 6 p.m. Rev. Denver 1207 5th Ave. N. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11
Ferguson, Minister of Discipleship; Hunter Johnson,
Youth Minister.
Michael Bogue & Employees Clark, Pastor. a.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Rev. Antoine T. EAST COLUMBUS CHURCH OF CHRIST —
Lake Norris Rd. 328-6555 MOUNT PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH — 2628 Colvin, Pastor. 662-327-5408 Highway 182 E. at Gaylane. Sunday Worship 9 a.m.,
East Tibbee Rd., West Point. Sunday Worship each week 8 MOUNT ZION MB CHURCH — 2221 14th Ave. N. Bible Study 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7
a.m., 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday Worship 11:30 a.m., Sunday Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Tuesday Bible p.m.
School 9:30 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Donald Wesley, Study 7 p.m. Jesse J. Slater, Pastor. 662-328-4979 HWY. 69 CHURCH OF CHRIST — 2407 Hwy. 69
Pastor. MT. ARY MB CHURCH — 291 S. Frontage Rd., Lot S. Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m.
MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH — 1791 Lake #4. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday 6 and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Minister Jay Street.
Lowndes Rd. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m. p.m. Rev. Erick Logan, Pastor.
and 6 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Steve Lammons, Pastor. MT. AVERY BAPTIST CHURCH — 12311 Nashville LONE OAK CHURCH OF CHRIST — 1903 Lone
662-328-2811 Ferry Rd. E. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m. every Oak Rd., Steens. Bible Study 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m.
MT. VERNON CHURCH — 200 Mt. Vernon Rd. Sunday except 5th Sunday. Rev. John Wells, Pastor. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m.
Sunday Worship 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Service Life Groups MT. OLIVE MB CHURCH — 2020 Atkin Rd., Millport, MAGNOLIA CHURCH OF CHRIST — 161 Jess
for all ages 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Connection Cafe 10 a.m., Ala. Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service 10 a.m. Pastor Lyons Rd. Bible Study 9:15 a.m., Worship, 10 a.m. and
Discovery Zone. 662-328-3042 Benny W. Henry. 205-662-3923 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Minister David May, Pastor.
MURRAH’S CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH — NEW HOPE MB CHURCH — 271 Church St., Artesia. 662-769-5514.
9297 Hwy. 69 S. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 NORTH HILLCREST CHURCH OF CHRIST
a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. p.m. Thomas E. Rice is Pastor. 662-494-1580 — 900 North Hillcrest, Aberdeen, MS 39730, Sunday
NEW COVENANT BAPTIST CHURCH — Highway NEW BAPTIST TEMPLE MB CHURCH — 5937 Worship 10:00 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6:00
Telephone: 662-327-1467 50 E. Sunday School 9 a.m., Service 10 a.m., Wednesday Nashville Ferry Rd. E. Sunday School 9 a.m. each week p.m., Bro. Arthur Burnett, Minister, 662-304-6098.
P.O. Box 1278 • 1616 7th Ave. S., Columbus, MS 39703 7 p.m. Ed Nix, Pastor. except 5th Sunday, Worship 10 a.m. each week except 5th Email: nhill
NEW JOURNEY CHURCH — 3123 New Hope Rd. Sunday, 5th Sundays: Ushers Board Fellowship. Rev. L.A. STEENS CHURCH OF CHRIST — Steens
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m., Small Groups 5:30 p.m., Kevin Gardner, Pastor. 662-329-3321 Vernon Rd. 9:15 a.m. Bible Study, Worship 10 a.m.
This ad space can be yours Edge, Pastor. 662-315-7753 or
Hope Rd. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship Services
and 5 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Tim Gentle, Minister.
for only $10 per week. Rd., 3 miles south of Caledonia. Sunday Worship 8:00 11 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Rev. Christopher Wriley, 10th Ave. N. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30
a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Sunday Pastor. a.m., Bible Class 5 p.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday
Call today 328-2424 Evening - AWANA 4 p.m., Discipleship Training, Youth NEW ZION STEENS MB CHURCH — 3301 Sand 7 p.m. Willie McCord, Minister.
& Adult 5 p.m., Evening Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday - Rd. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday WOODLAWN CHURCH OF CHRIST —
to schedule your ad. Adults, Youth & Children 6:30 p.m. 662-356-4940 www. 6 p.m. Pastor Rev. Billy D. Hill. 662-329-5224 Woodlawn Community. Sunday 9 a.m., Worship 9:45 Bro. Mel Howton, Pastor. OAK GROVE MB CHURCH — 1090 Taylor a.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Willis
NORTHSIDE FREE WILL BAPTIST — 14th Ave. Thurston Rd. Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Logan, Minister.
and Waterworks. Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday Worship 5th Sunday 8 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6:15 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD
11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Pat Creel, Pastor Therman Cunningham Sr., 662-798-0179 CHURCH OF GOD IN JESUS’ NAME — Hwy. 12.
Do you need to change your Pastor. OAKLAND MB CHURCH — 18 Fairport Road, Sunday 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Tuesday 7 p.m. David Sipes,
church’s listing? Call 328-2424 or OPEN DOOR MB CHURCH — Starkville Sportsplex, Crawford. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Pastor.
email changes to 405 Lynn Lane, Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m., Mass Choir Rehearsal CORNERSTONE WORSHIP CENTER — 7840
1st 2nd and 4th Sundays. Donnie Jones, Pastor. 662-263- - Wed. before 1st and 2nd Sun. 6 p.m., Male Chorus Wolfe Rd. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.,
subject: church page 7102 Rehearsal - Wed. before 3rd Sun. 6 p.m., Junior Choir Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Tony Hunt, Pastor. 662-889-6570
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LATTER RAIN CHURCH OF GOD — 721 7th Ave. each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Earnest Sanders, Pastor. Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Pastor Donna Anthony. 662-241-0097
p.m. Brenda Othell Sullivan, Pastor. CHURCH — Hwy. 12, Steens. Sunday School 9:45, JESUS CHRIST) — 4435 Hwy. 45 N., Sunday Service
NORTH COLUMBUS CHURCH OF GOD — 2103 Service 11 a.m.. Meet on 2nd and 4th Sundays. Wednesday 9 a.m., Wednesday Prayer 6:30 p.m., Bible Study 7 p.m. 662-
Jess Lyons Rd. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 10:30 Bible Study 6:00 p.m. Rev. Antra Geeter, Pastor. 662-327- 241-6723
a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Clarence Roberts, 4263 THE LORD’S HOUSE — 441 18th St. S. Thursday 7
Pastor. NEW HOPE CME CHURCH — 1452 Yorkville Road p.m. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. 716 Second Ave. N. • Columbus, MS • 662-328-4432
YORKVILLE HEIGHTS CHURCH — 2274 Yorkville East, Columbus. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Worship THE RIVER CHURCH — 822 North Lehmberg Rd., 903 College St. • Columbus, MS • 662-328-2354
Rd., Sunday Connect Groups 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 service first, third and fourth Sunday (Youth Sunday) 11:00 Sunday Worship 10 a.m., Children’s Church 3&4 yr. old,
a.m., Wednesday Worship 7 p.m.; Nursery available for all a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 5:00 p.m. Rev. Cornelia 5-12 yr. old. Wednesday Worship 6:45 p.m. Pastor Chuck
services (newborn-4). Scott Volland, Pastor. 662-328-1256 Naylor, Pastor. 662-328-5309
CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST 2503 New Hope Road. Sunday Worship 8:45 a.m., Sunday THE SHEPHERD’S CARE & SHARE MINISTRY
BIBLE WAY PROGRESSIVE CHURCH OF GOD School 10 a.m., Tuesday Bible Study 5:30 p.m. Rev. Sarah CHURCH — 4068 Jess Lyons Rd., Sunday Prayer
IN CHRIST — 426 Military Rd. Sunday School 8 a.m., Windham, Pastor. Time 9:50 a.m., Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.,
Worship 9 a.m., Monday Prayer 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible NEW ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — Thursday Bible Study 6 p.m., Annie Hines-Goode, Planter
Study 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday Prayer Noon. Tommy 2169 S. Montgomery St., Starkville. Sunday School 9:30- and Pastor. 662-630-5216
Williams, Pastor. 10:30 a.m., Young Adult Bible Study (ages 18-30) Thursday TRIBE JUDAH MINISTRIES — 730 Whitfield St.,
FIFTEENTH ST. CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST 6:30 p.m. Tyrone Stallings, Pastor. 662-324-0789 Starkville. Sunday Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday Bible
— 917 15th St. N. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. ORR’S CHAPEL CME CHURCH — Nicholson School 7 p.m. Rev. Greg and Rev. Michelle Mostella,
and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Marion C. Bonner, Pastor. Street, Brooksville. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Pastors. 662-617-4088
OF GOD IN CHRIST — 1601 Pickensville Rd., Sunday PINEY GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2119 7th. Ave. N., Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30
School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Monday 6 p.m., Tuesday — 102 Fernbank Rd., Steens. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m., a.m., Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Clyde and Annie
7 p.m., Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. Ocie Salter, Pastor. Sunday School 10:45 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Andy Edwards, Pastors.
MIRACLE TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN Tentoni, Pastor. TRUE LIFE CHURCH — 435 Cedarcrest Dr. (corner of
CHRIST — 5429 Hwy. 45 N. Sunday Prayer 8 a.m., PLAIR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 1579 Yorkville and Cedarcrest), Sunday prayer 8:45 a.m., Worship
Sunday School 8:30 a.m., Worship 9:30 a.m., 4th Sunday
Fellowship Lunch, Youth Sunday 4th Sunday, Wednesday
Sun Creek Rd., Starkville. Sunday School 8:45-9:45
a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Tuesday Bible Study 6-7 p.m. Rev.
10 a.m., Wednesday prayer 6:30 p.m., Service 7:30 p.m.
Bible Study 6 p.m. Elder Robert L. Brown, Jr., Pastor. 662- Sylvester Miller III, Pastor. 662-324-0036 TRUE LIFE WORSHIP CENTER — 597 Main St., Since 1960
327-4221. Email: SANDERS CHAPEL CME CHURCH — 521 15th
NOW FAITH CENTER MINISTRIES — 425 Military St. N. Sunday School 8 a.m., Sunday 9 a.m., Tuesday 11:45
Caledonia. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 5
p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Eugene O’Mary, Pastor.
24 Hour Towing
Road, Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:30 a.m., Tuesday
Night Bible Study 7 p.m. Elder Samuel Wilson, Pastor.
a.m. Rev. Dr. Luther Minor, Pastor.
OPEN DOOR CHURCH OF GOD — 711 S. Thayer CHURCH — 1007 Shaeffers Chapel Rd., Traditional MINISTRIES — 5450 Cal-Kolola Rd, Caledonia. Sunday
School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Ave., Aberdeen. Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship 11:30 Worship Service 9 a.m., Rev. Curtis Bray, Pastor.
a.m., Tuesday Bible School 10 a.m. & 6 p.m., 2nd & 4th ST. JAMES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pastor Francisco Brock, Sr. 662-356-8252
Thursday Evangelist Night 6 p.m. Johnnie Bradford, Pastor. — 722 Military Rd. Breakfast 9:10 a.m., Sunday School UNITED FAITH INTER-DENOMINATIONAL
662-574-2847. 9:40 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Adult/Children Bible Study MINISTRIES — 1701 22nd Street North, Columbus.
PETER’S ROCK TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN Wednesday 6 p.m. Rev. Dwight Prowell, Pastor. Sunday Worship 8-9:30 a.m., 662-889-8711
CHRIST — 223 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Starkville. ST. PAUL INDEPENDENT METHODIST VIBRANT CHURCH — 500 Holly Hills Rd. Sunday
Sunday Worship 7:45 a.m., 10 a.m., 6 p.m., Sunday School 9 CHURCH — Freeman Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., 8 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The Vibe Cafe 7 a.m.,
a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Sunday Services 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Youth activities 5 p.m. First Wednesday 7 p.m. Age 6 weeks through 5th grade,
VICTORY TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN John Powell, Pastor. Champions Club (special needs children). Jason Delgado,
CHRIST — Minnie Vaughn Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — Pastor. 662-329-2279
Worship 12 p.m., Tuesday 7 p.m. Donald Koonch, Pastor. 307 South Cedar Street, Macon, Sunday School 9:30 WORD IN ACTION MINISTRY CHRISTIAN
662-243-2064 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. , Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. CENTER — 2648 Tom St., Sturgis. Sunday School 10
COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE Demetric Darden, Pastor. a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Curtis Davis,
CAFB CHAPEL — Catholic - Sunday: Catholic ST. STEPHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pastor. 662-230-3182 or
Reconciliation 4:00 p.m., Mass 5 p.m. Catholic Priest Father — 800 Tuscaloosa Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN
Paul Stewart. Protestant - Sunday: Adult Sunday School a.m. and 6 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Andy Tentoni, ST. CATHERINE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN
9 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m. Wing Chaplain Lt. Col. Steven Pastor. CHURCH — 725 4th Ave. N. Visit www.
Richardson. 662-434-2500 TABERNACLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH for schedule of services and
EPISCOPAL — Rt. 2, 6015 Tabernacle Rd., Ethelsville, AL. Sunday
GOOD SHEPHERD EPISCOPAL CHURCH — School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday 6:30 updates on this Mission.
321 Forrest Blvd. Sunday Bible Study 9 a.m., Worship 10 p.m. Carol Lambert, Pastor. 205-662-3443 APOSTOLIC PENTECOSTAL
a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Rev. Sandra DePriest. TRINITY-MT. CARMEL CME CHURCH — 4610 APOSTOLIC OUTREACH CHURCH — 204 North
662-574-1972 Carson Rd. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Pastor McCrary Rd., Prayer/Inspiration Hour Monday 6 p.m. Danny
ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH — 318 College Lizzie Harris. 662-329-3995 L. Obsorne, Pastor.
St. Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. TURNER CHAPEL AME CHURCH — 1108 14th St. DIVINE DESTINY APOSTOLIC CHURCH — 2601
Rev. Jason Shelby. 662-328-6673 or S. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 5 14th Ave. N. Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship 12 p.m.,
FULL GOSPEL p.m. Yvonne Fox, Pastor. Tuesday Bible Class 7:30 p.m. Pastor Easter Robertson.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 6 Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 10:55 a.m., Wednesday LOVE — 1210 17th St. S., behind the Dept. of Human
p.m. Jack Taylor, Pastor. 5:15 p.m., Chancel Choir 7 p.m., Youth Monday 6:30 p.m. Resources. Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Friday 7:30 p.m.
BEULAH GROVE FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST Rev. Sarah Windham. Gloria Jones, Pastor.
Service 8:30 a.m., Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Timothy CHURCH — Hwy. 45 Alt. S., Crawford. Sunday School Byrnes Circle. Sunday Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m.,
Bourne, Senior Pastor. 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m., Tuesday 6 p.m. Kori Bridges, Saturday 11 a.m. Terry Outlaw, Pastor. 662-324-3539
1524 6th Ave. S. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., MORMON — 1504 19th St. N. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:45
Wednesday 7 p.m., Saturday 6 p.m. Charles Fisher, Pastor. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY a.m. and 7 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 7 p.m.
CHURCH — 807 Tarlton Rd., Crawford. Sunday School Sunday School 10 a.m., Priesthood & Relief Society 11 a.m.,
22nd St. S. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:30 a.m.,
9:40 a.m., Worship 11:15 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m., Prayer Youth Activities Wednesday 6 p.m. Bishop Eric Smith. 662-
Hour Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m., Saturday 8 a.m., New Membership 328-3179. Tuesday Bible Study 7 p.m., Thursday Prayer 5 p.m. District
Class 9:30 p.m., 5th Sunday Worship 6:30 p.m. 662-272- CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Elder Lou J. Nabors Sr., Pastor. 662-329-1234
COVENANT LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH — W. Ridge Rd. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.,Worship 10:40 a.m. and — Billy Kidd Road, Caledonia. Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Yorkville Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Stephen Joiner, Pastor. Worship 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.. Tuesday 7 p.m., Friday 7
Evening 6:30 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. NON — DENOMINATIONAL p.m. Ernest Thomas, Pastor.
— 1446 Wilson Pine Rd., Crawford. Sunday School 9:30 St. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:10 a.m., Wednesday Boyd Rd., Starkville. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship Noon,
a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Tuesday 7 p.m. Bobby L. McCarter 6 p.m. Timothy J. Bailey, Pastor. 662-889-7778 Tuesday Prayer 7 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.
662-328-2793 ABUNDANT LIFE CHRISTIAN CHURCH — 611 S. Mildred Spencer, Pastor. 662-341-5753
GREATER MOUNT ZION CHURCH — 5114 Hwy. Frontage Road. Sunday 9:30 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Craig ONENESS PENTECOSTAL
182 E. Sunday Corporate Prayer 8 a.m., Sunday School 9 Morris, Pastor. NEW HOPE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH — 875
a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Bible Study ALL NATIONS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Richardson Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.,
7 p.m. Doran V. Johnson, Pastor. 662-329-1905 CHURCH, INC. — 1560 Hwy. 69 S., Sunday 9 a.m., 6 p.m., Tuesday 7 p.m. Jared Glover, Pastor. 662-251-3747
GOD’S ANNOINTED PEOPLE MINISTRY FULL Wednesday 6:45 p.m., Friday Corporate Prayer 7 p.m. E-mail:
GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP — 611 Jess Lyons Rd. Pastor James T. Verdell, Jr. 9 a.m., 11 PENTECOSTAL
Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 a.m., & 7 p.m. on Fridays only. FAITH AND DELIVERANCE OUT REACH
p.m. Jerome Gill, Pastor. 662-244-7088 CALEDONIA OPEN DOOR WORSHIP CENTER MINISTRIES — 118 S. McCrary Road, Suite 126. Sunday
HARVEST LIFE CHURCH — 425 Military Rd. Sunday — 3288 Cal-Vernon Rd. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Christian Women
Service 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. F. Clark Richardson, a.m. and 5 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Randy Holmes, Pastor.
Meeting Friday 7 p.m.
Pastor. 662-329-2820 662-855-5006
CHURCH — 318 Idlewild Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., McCrary Rd. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m., Kid’s Church Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Youth
Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. 662- 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Kenny Gardner, Pastor. Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Rev. James O. Gardner, Pastor.
327-3962 662-328-3328 LIVING WATER MINISTRIES — 622 28th St. N. Elder
NEW LIFE FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP CENTER — 109 Robert L. Salter, Pastor. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11
— 426 Military Rd. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship Maxwell Lane. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11:15 a.m., Wednesday 7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 p.m.
10a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Michael Love, Pastor. a.m., Wednesday Prayer 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible Band 7 SPIRIT OF PRAYER HOLINESS CHURCH — 922
PLUM GROVE FULL GOSPEL CHURCH — Old p.m. Grover C. Richards, Pastor. 662-328-8124 17th St. N. Sunday 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m., Saturday 11
Macon Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:30 a.m., CORNERSTONE WORSHIP CENTER — 98 a.m. Terry Outlaw, Pastor,
Tuesday 6:30 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Samuel B. Wilson, Harrison Rd., Steens. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m., 1st VICTORY TABERNACLE P.C.G. — 5580 Ridge
Pastor. Sunday Evening 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Marion (Bubba) Road. Sunday School 10 a.m., Praise & Worship 10:45 a.m.,
SHILOH FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH Dees, Pastor. 662-327-4303 Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. G.E. Wiggins Sr., Pastor.
— 120 19th St. S. Sunday School 8:30 a.m., Worship 10 EMMANUEL CIRCLE OF LOVE OUTREACH — UNITED PENTECOSTAL 1721 Hwy 45 N
a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m., Missionary Service every 2nd 1608 Gardner Blvd. Services every Friday, Saturday and CALEDONIA UNITED PENTECOSTAL
Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Freddie Edwards, Pastor. Sunday at 7 p.m. J. Brown, Pastor. CHURCH — 5850 Caledonia Kolola Rd., Caledonia.
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JEWISH FAITH COVENANT CHURCH — 1133 Northdale Dr. Sunday 10 a.m., 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Grant Mitchell, 662.848.0919
B’NAI ISRAEL — 717 2nd Ave. N. Services Semi- Sunday Worship 5:30 p.m. Lee Poque, Pastor. 662-889- Pastor. 662-356-0202
monthly. Friday 7:30 p.m. 662-329-5038 8132 Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm
Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday Evangelistic 6p.m.,
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST — Meeting at Temple MINISTRIES — 1472 Blocker Rd., Starkville. Sunday

Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Steve Blaylock, Pastor. 662-328-
B’nai Israel, 1301 Marshall, Tupelo, every 1st & 3rd Sunday. School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., 2nd Sunday Morning
Worship 9 a.m. Pastor Kenyon Ashford. 1750
662-620-7344 or

(WELS) — Hwy. 45 N. and 373. Sunday School/Bible Brooksville. Prayer Saturday 5:30 p.m., Bible Study 6 p.m., CHURCH — 1736 Beersheba Rd., New Hope Community. Offering independent living apartments, personal
Class 3:45 p.m., Worship 5 p.m. 662-356-4647 Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Pastor David Rev. Tim Lee, Pastor. Sunday Worship 10 a.m., Church care/assisted living suites, and a skilled nursing home
OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH (L.C.M.S.) T. Jones,III. 601-345-5740 School 11:15 a.m., Wed. Mid Week 6 p.m. 662-327-9615 300 Airline Road • Columbus, MS • 327-6716
— 1211 18th Ave. N. Sunday School 9 a.m.. Worship 10 a.m. FULL GOSPEL MINISTRY — 1504 19th St. N. Sunday COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (EPC)
— 515 Lehmberg Rd., East Columbus. Sunday School 9:30 “Our Bottom Line Is People”
Stan Clark, Pastor. 662-327-7747 School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Rev.
MENNONITE Maxine Hall, Pastor. a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting 4 Hunting • Fishing
FAITH MENNONITE FELLOWSHIP — 2988 Tarlton GENESIS CHURCH — 1820 23rd St. N., Sunday p.m. John Richards, Pastor. Working Or Stepping Out — We Have A Complete
Rd., Crawford. Sunday Worship 10 a.m., Sunday School 11 School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. FIRST CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN Line Of Clothing For You And Your Family
a.m., 2nd & 4th Sunday Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 7:30
p.m. Kevin Yoder, Senior Pastor.
Darren Leach, Pastor.
CHURCH — 2698 Ridge Rd. Sunday School 9:15 a.m.,
Worship 10:30 a.m., Adult Choir 4 p.m. Youth Group 5 p.m.,
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METHODIST Old West Point Rd. Worship 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 5 p.m.; Monthly Activities: CPW Circle #2 (2nd Check Out Our Boot & Cap Section
ARTESIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 50 6 p.m. Donnell Wicks, Pastor. Tue. 4 p.m.), Ladies Aid (3rd Tue. 2 p.m.); Weekly Activities: 662-323-1742
Church Street, Artesia. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 HOUSE OF RESTORATION — Hwy. 50. Sunday Exercise Class Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. Rev. Luke 201 Pollard Rd., Starkville
a.m. Gene Merkl, Pastor. School, 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Lawson, Pastor. 662-328-2692
— 811 Main Street, Caledonia. Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Wednesday 7 a.m., Pastors, Bill and Carolyn Hulen.
Rd. Worship 10 a.m., Youth Group Sundays 11 a.m.,
Insurance Services:
Personal Young
Worship 11 a.m. John Longmire, Pastor. APOSTOLIC FAITH CHURCH — 622 23rd St. N.
Adult Choir Wednesdays 6 p.m., Fellowship Suppers-3rd Auto Insurance Agency
CLAIBORNE CME CHURCH — 6049 Nashville Sunday School 10:30 a.m.; Service 11:45 a.m., Tuesday 7:30 Home GEORGE F. YOUNG
p.m., Friday 7:30 p.m., Prayer Mon., Wed. and Fri. noon. For Wednesdays 6 p.m. B.J. Chain, Pastor.
Ferry Rd. E. 2nd and 4th Sundays - Sunday School 10a.m., Commercial Office-662.570.1688
Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m., 1st and 3rd Sundays - 3 more information call Bishop Ray Charles Jones 662-251- MAIN STREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
(PCA) — Main and 7th St. N. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Final Expense Cell-662.251.3563
p.m., Geneva H. Thomas, Pastor. 1118, Patricia Young 662-327-3106 or 662-904-0290 or
CONCORD INDEPENDENT METHODIST Lynette Williams 662-327-9074. Worship 10:40 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday Fellowship
1205 Gardner Blvd.,Columbus, MS
CHURCH — 1235 Concord Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., KINGDOM VISION INTERNATIONAL CHURCH Supper 5:30 p.m., Bible Study 6 p.m. Rev. Todd Matocha,
Worship 11 a.m. Robert L. Hamilton, Sr., Pastor. — 3193 Hwy 69 S. Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Sunday Pastor.
618 31st Ave. N. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. 327-1960 CHURCH — 3044 Wolfe Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Eugene Bramlett, Pastor. LIFE CHURCH — 4888 N. Frontage Rd. Sunday Worship 11 a.m.
CRAWFORD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. For more information, SALVATION ARMY CHURCH
Main St., Crawford. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. and service 10 call 662-570-4171 THE SALVATION ARMY CHURCH — 2219 Hwy.
a.m. Kathy Brackett, Pastor. 662-364-8848 LOVE CITY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH — 305 Dr. 82 East. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.,
CROSSROAD CHAPEL CME CHURCH — Steens. Martin Luther King Drive, Starkville. Sunday Worship 11 Wednesday Men’s Fellowship, Women’s Fellowship 5:30
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 a.m., Pastor Apostle Lamorris Richardson. 601-616-0311 p.m., Thursday Character Building Programs 5:30 p.m.,
p.m. Rev. Carl Swanigan, Pastor. LIVING WATERS LIFE CHURCH Majors Alan and Sheryl Phillips, Commanding Officers.
Lehmberg Rd. Sunday bible study at 10:15 and morning Sunday Service 10 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. COLUMBUS SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST
worship at 11 a.m. Minister Gary Shelton. Johnny Birchfield Jr., Senior Pastor. 662-493-2456 E-mail: CHURCH — 301 Brooks Dr. Saturday Service 9 a.m.,
Sabbath School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting
Main St. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 8:45 & 11 a.m. NEW BEGINNING EVERLASTING OUTREACH
6:30 p.m. Ray Elsberry, Pastor. 662-329-4311 The McBryde Family
Rev. Jimmy Criddle, Lead Pastor; Rev. Anne Russell MINISTRIES — Meets at Quality Inn, Hwy. 45 N. (Every
Bradley, Associate Pastor; Rev. Aislinn Kopp, Associate 1st and 3rd Sunday) Sunday School 10 a.m., Bible Study
St. N. Saturday Sabbath School 9:30 a.m., Divine Worship
1120 Gardner Blvd. • 328-5776
Pastor. 328-5252 10:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Pastor Robert Gavin, 662-327-
FLINT HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 9843 or 662-497-3434. 11 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Roscoe Shields, Pastor. 662-
80 Old Honnoll Mill Rd., Caledonia. Sunday Worship Service NEW COVENANT ASSEMBLY — 875 Richardson. 327-9729
9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. John Longmire, Pastor. Worship Service Sunday 10:30 a.m. Bruce Morgan, Pastor. APOSTOLIC CHURCH
S. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m. Rev. Raphael 18th St. S. Sunday 10 a.m. Dr. Joe L. Bowen, Pastor. APOSTOLIC CHURCH — 3632 Hwy. 182 E. Sunday
Terry, Pastor. 662-328-1109 PLEASANT RIDGE HOUSE OF WORSHIP — School 10:30 a.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m., Tuesday 7:30 p.m., • RECYCLING SINCE 1956 •
HEBRON CME. CHURCH — 1910 Steens Road, 2651 Trinity Road. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 Wednesday Prayer Noon, Wednesday 7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 Specializing in industrial accounts
Steens. Meets first, second and third Sundays, Bible class a.m., Every 2nd and 4th Sunday Intercessory Prayer 9 a.m., p.m. 662-328-8176 973 Island Rd. 1-800-759-8570
to sell the personal property to

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SPACE will offer for sale, and highest bidder and best bidder
other woodworking tasks. meeting new people and
will sell at auction to the for cash all personal property
Must be able to operate believe in customer
highest bidder and best bidder in the storage. Said property
power tools & have valid satisfaction this job might Apartments & Houses
for cash all personal property located at RENT- A- SPACE 406
driver’s license. be for you.
in the storage. Said property
located at RENT-A-SPACE 1526
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Title to the personal property to but at such sale, RENT-A-
SPACE will convey only such CALEDONIA BUSINESS Furnished & Unfurnished
be sold is believed to be good,
needs General Laborer.
but at such sale, RENT-A-
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Carpet & Flooring General Services General Services Lawn Care / Landscaping
ants entered into a lease with
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sonal property: removal. Free est. electrical, minor plumbing, Mowing, cleanup,
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rent and RENT A SPACE pursu- you!" Mow, Trim, Edge and Blow.
ant to said lease is authorized
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“I had no intention said with a grin. 80 and still able to do do nothing. That bothers

Area Weddings, of attempting to sell

my artwork, or even
showing it outside family
To aspiring artists,
she humorously of-
me so much, to see peo-
ple waste their lives, like
on their phones, when

and friends,” Goodman Goodman stays closer fered, “They have to do they could be doing
shared in her biography to home more now but something that nobody something wonderful.”
on the website of the still speaks to groups else is doing, or nobody Of her prolific works,
Kentuck Art Center in and is hospitable to else can do, or nobody Goodman said, “I try

and Anniversaries
Northport, Alabama. visitors and collectors else is willing to put the to do something that
Two of Goodman’s who want to see her work into — and then the average person can
professors, Eugenia home studio — including they have to sell it for buy, and I don’t care if
Summer and Mary Ev- a near 200-foot embank- less than anybody else it’s in an art museum 50
elyn Stringer, had other ment behind the house is selling it, and they’ll years from now or not.
ideas. she has transformed into succeed.” If it makes someone
“(They) took slides of a shrine to found objects. When asked what happy right now, that’s
my work and contacted And she keeps creat- the public doesn’t know enough.”
a gallery on my behalf,” ing. about Elayne Goodman, Editor’s note: The
said the artist. “When
“She amazes me the longtime artist was Columbus Arts Council’s
the gallery sold my
quite regular,” said her momentarily stumped. Goodman exhibition is up
first piece my fate was
husband. “She’ll always “I feel like I’m an open through July at 501 Main
come up with something. book,” she began. Then, St. Her work is also car-
Going public can be
It just comes out like an after a pause, “I’m a ried by The Attic Gallery
“It’s just like appear- overflow well.” workaholic; I don’t know in Vicksburg and Kentuck
ing in public nude — His artistic spouse if people see that or not. Art Center in Northport,
when you first start said, “I’m grateful to be I can’t just sit around and Alabama.
putting your artwork
out there,” Goodman
told Mississippi Folk-
life in 2013. “You real-
ly are showing people
your soul, it’s beyond
what’s on the outside.
You are showing peo-
ple what your insides
are really like, and it’s
very different at first.
But after (selling my
first piece) I lost all
fear of what anybody
Mr. and Mrs. Trenton Sheffield must think or care.”
What followed was
a widening reputation
for Goodman’s unique

The Sheffields style. She and Pete

took to the road as
she was accepted into

celebrate their high-profile events in-

cluding Kentuck Fes-
tival of the Arts and

65th anniversary Folk Fest in Atlanta.

Exhibitions, articles
and requests to speak
Mr. and Mrs. Trenton Sheffield of Columbus cele- to groups followed.
brated their 65th wedding anniversary June 19, 2020. Along the way, she
The couple was married in Columbus at the home acquired that “doctor
of the bride’s parents. of dots.” It happened
Mrs. Georgia Sheffield is the former Georgia after a surprising
Snowden of Martin. phone call a decade
Mr. Sheffield, a veteran of the U.S. Army, is retired ago from then-MUW
from farming and his position as a cell operator at Eka president Claudia
Nobel. Limbert.
Mrs. Sheffield was a teacher’s aide at New Hope “I don’t know who
Elementary School. nominated me, but Dr.
The couple has three children, five grandchildren Limbert told me they
and seven great-grandchildren. wanted to give me an
honorary doctorate,
and I like to fainted. It
was just absolutely un-
believable,” Goodman
Campus tours now available at The W said.
When a fellow ar-
MUW UNIVERSITY Student Services and tisan at Atlanta’s Folk
RELATIONS admissions. Fest learned of the

Campus tours will honorary Doctorate in
ississippi Univer- include a guided tour of
sity for Women Contemporary Art, he
campus, a session with painted a special sign
will begin offering an admissions counselor for his friend.
on-campus tours for pro-
and upon request a virtual “After we came
spective students starting
meeting with a college nav- home (from the fest),
Wednesday, July 8.
igator or faculty member. he sent me a lovely
For students interested
All staff members piece he’d painted:
in enrolling for the fall
and campus visitors are Doctor of Dotology,”
2020 semester, the Office
required to wear a mask. the celebrated artist
of Admissions at The W
will offer tours daily from The Office of Admissions
9-11 a.m. and 2 p.m. will provide masks and
■ Visit
“One of the essentials hand sanitizer for all for
when making your college visitors. In addition, all
more Lifestyles
selection is visiting cam- surfaces will be cleaned
content including
pus. The summer is the frequently. All visitors are a Boys & Girls
perfect time to experience asked to practice physical Club pandemic
The W and view our beau- distancing. closure update,
tiful historic campus,” said Prospective students Felder Rushing
Dwight Doughty, coor- can register for tours at and more.
dinator for International

Dear Abby

EAR ABBY: I recent- for my children, and the sympathy for the loss of your sweet over to stay active by serving children scouts asked if I would take a picture
ly lost my mom. It situation seems to be mother. That you and your children feel and youth in their communities. To find with her.
was very sudden. getting worse. When I try her absence so acutely is a testament out more, go to I share this so others will know what
We were extremely close, to talk to my husband to how special she was. and click on “Senior Corps.” Love is a it means for a veteran to be acknowl-
and she was the most about it, his reply is, “I’m Unfortunately, you married gift that keeps on giving, and it works edged by someone saying, “Thank you
wonderful grandmother not close to my mom like someone who doesn’t have the kind both ways. for your service.” — NAVY VETERAN IN
to my children. My you were with yours.” of relationship you were lucky enough DEAR ABBY: A while ago, my wife CALIFORNIA
mother-in-law and my What should I do? to have with your mom. All moms and and I were leaving the grocery store. DEAR VETERAN: What a sweet let-
husband have a strained Do I keep reaching out grandmothers are not created equal. I was wearing my baseball cap with a ter. Not only was the acknowledgment
relationship that I have and being angry on the Your MIL appears to be incapable of U.S. Navy logo embroidered on it. As gratifying, but I’m sure those cookies
struggled to navigate inside, or speak up and stepping up to the plate. we passed the table where the Brown- were delicious. Although not every
say something? I should Rather than continue reaching out ies were selling Girl Scout cookies, I veteran feels the same way about
for years. I have always
add that my husband to her with expectations, you might politely told them “not today” and pro- being thanked as you do, I’m sure the
reached out to her and
and his mom are now be less angry and frustrated if you ceeded to cross to the parking lot. The majority do. Thank you for pointing it
made sure she sees the at the point where they do it less often without cutting her woman who was supervising the girls out to my readers.
grandchildren. barely talk on the phone. completely off. Instead, look around approached and asked if she could
I have been a little Dear Abby I hate to be negative, but and consider “adopting” a mentor for talk to me. When I turned around, she Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van
“lost” since my mom’s I feel very done with the yourself who can also become a grand- said, “We would like to donate a box of Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips,
death, and so have my childish behavior! My mother figure for your children. This cookies to you and your wife in honor and was founded by her mother,
children. I had hoped my MIL would children need a grandma. — ANNOYED isn’t unheard of. A government-spon- of your service to our country.” Abby, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby
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boon is a bright idea, one you can follow through while. The most applicable will rise to top of mind. the world more beautiful is to see it that way. who behave terribly in their personal lives can
on every day of this year of uncanny magic. Up- GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The qualities you You’re on the lookout for visually exciting moments sometimes be extremely effective, productive
grades have you getting around in style. New peo- want to cultivate are optimism, expectancy and and the world will not disappoint. and creative in their professional lives. It will be
ple and areas of study contribute significantly to enthusiasm. With these attitudes as your guide, LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). In order to point something to handle, process and move forward
your happiness and high energy. More recognition opportunities multiply and problems go away. your attention in the right direction, you must first with today.
and financial support come your way at the start CANCER (June 22-July 22). The stars high- have all of it under your command. This requires AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There’s a
of 2021. Libra and Virgo adore you. Your lucky light your ambition. Do not doubt that you can do you to protect your attention from possible drains. reason enthusiasm is called “the ambrosia of the
numbers are: 8, 20, 22, 18 and 24. what you set your mind to do. What you’re not born SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Put a quarter gods.” It has real power. Do not underestimate the
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Repelled by the for, you can be trained for. All you have to do is in; get a treat out. That is how it works today. The impact of your genuine enthusiasm. When you feel
greed you see, you’ll take a stand against avarice decide to be that thing. currency won’t be quarters, but the returns will it, pour it on.
and fight for the oppressed to restore balance. Evil LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). When you just have correlate directly. What you see is what you get. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). What you make
is defeated by love and generosity. to do what’s right, the character you’ve built will SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It doesn’t helps you grow. Your work is a kind of projection.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). This is a serve you well and almost no energy need be take much for an ordinary thing to become extraor- You’ll put the ideas out there and then try them
fact-finding mission. You’ll gather up advice and expended to follow through. It’s the jobs that dinary. The insight you bring to matters will elevate on. This is all an experiment. If it’s not getting the
opinions. Don’t be too quick to incorporate ev- demand cleverness that take all the energy! them. You go deeper; they get higher. desired result, you can try something else.
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