Archive - 2010
Rev. and Mrs. William Haynes Brown of Sylacauga, Ala., are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Emily Lauren Brown of Sylacauga, Ala., to Kevin Joseph Daniels of Starkville, son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Andrew Daniels of Starkville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Paul Cardwell; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Edwards Brown, Sr.; all of Sylacauga, Ala.
Eupora â Mr. James T. Gary, 88, died Friday, July 23, 2010, in Texarkana, Texas at the Cornerstone Methodist Retirement Center. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church in Eupora with burial to follow in the Eupora City Cemetery.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of all arrangements.
WEST POINT - Jim Denton, 71, passed away, Saturday, July 24, 2010, at the OCH Regional Medical Center, in Starkville.
James Darnell Denton, Jr. was born October 25, 1938 in West Point, to the late Edwina Tarleton and James Darnell Denton, Sr.
Mr. Denton was a retired Home Marketing Manager for Coca-Cola Bottling Company. He was a member of Meadowview Baptist Church. Jim Denton married Geraldine May Denton April 13, 1991, in Starkville.
SOUTHAVEN â After a strong Saturday start at the Dizzy Dean World Series, Starkvilleâs 8-year-old All-Stars ran into trouble Sunday.
Playing two games in Southaven, Starkville fell to East Cherokee, Ga., 8-1, then lost to in-state foe Saltillo 16-6.
âWe played pretty early in the morning so I think everyone was tired and worn out,â said Starkville head coach Shane Grantham. âOverall, we just had a bad day.â
Starkvilleâs struggles came just one day after a dominating 18-4 win over Oregon Park, Ga., in their DDWS opener.
Euporaâs Trae Embry was the Starkville Daily News Area Softball Coach of the Year. The Eaglesâ Lee Berryhill took home SDNâs Area Baseball Coach of the Year honors.
So will head football coach Junior Graham begin staking his claim on the SDNâs postseason football award beginning with todayâs first practice?
âWell, both (Embry and Berryhill) deserved the award, no doubt about it,â said Graham. âIf you want to start comparing sports here at Eupora, weâre all very fortunate. Weâre all very competitive in everything.â
Itâs back to school time in Oktibbeha County, and for the Junior Auxiliary, that means itâs time for the annual Stuff the Bus event.
âThe purpose of this event is to serve as many children as possible with the funds available,â said Robin Parker, Child Assistance Committee Chair. âHistorically this has involved making essential school supplies available to children at the beginning of the school year when those children have been referred by school counselors... It is one of our most important projects because we are able to fill an immediate need of children in our schools.â
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This weekend, the Gaining Ground Sustainability Institute of Mississippi will present a unique opportunity to learn and share more about sustainable living in Starkville at the first annual Mississippi Sustainability Conference, held July 30 - August 1 at the Bost Conference Center at Mississippi State University.
Saturdayâs monthly meeting of the Starkville TEA Party gave a clear picture of local discontent with national politics.
Opinions expressed at Saturdayâs meeting line up with core values of the TEA Party movement nationwide, which call for a recognition of God, fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets as it relates to local, state, and national political issues.
Thanks to an anonymous donor, the Kings Center was able to offer a summer reading program for children for the first time.
The donor wished to remain unnamed because he said the donation of money isnât the story â The story is the fact that a group of children spent the summer reading. And with literacy named as one of the larger problems for children in Oktibbeha County, the summer reading program touched a great group of children, he said.
The program, which started June 1, had 20 children ages 3 to 12 reading every single day, and participating in reading activities.
Mentor program Project AIM will be starting its third year this fall, and volunteers are needed.
Previously funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education Grants for school-based mentoring programs, Project AIM will be moving under the Safe Schools Healthy Students grant umbrella.
âWe appreciate the way the community has embraced the grant, and weâre looking forward to another year,â AIM Coordinator Cathy Curtis said. âWe want people to know that mentoring opportunities are continuing under another grant.â