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Future grad looks ahead
By MARY GARRISON If there’s one thing 38-year-old LaToya Weaver has learned in the last eight years, it’s that patience and determination can open virtually any door. By the end of December, Weaver will realize her lifelong dream: graduating from Mississippi State University with an interdisciplinary studies degree that will allow her to coach basketball.  But the road hasn’t been easily traveled, and Weaver’s success comes on the heels of previous attempts and failures. When she graduated from Starkville High School in 1994, Weaver signed to play basketball with MSU; however, she said she quickly dropped out. “I didn’t really appreciate the opportunity I had,” Weaver said. “That was a mistake. I went on to MUW [Mississippi University for Women] and played some then, but only for about a year. ... It’s a lot harder to go back later.”
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Weaver set herself to the day-to-day grind, going to work at KFC in Starkville and eventually working her way up to general manager. It was what she had to do to take care of her three children, Britney and Calvin Young and Darrious Agnew. They proved her inspiration to achieve more. In 2005, she took steps toward home ownership when she was accepted for Habitat for Humanity. “I tried probably five times before they accepted me,” Weaver said. “I kept getting turned down, and I just couldn’t figure out why. So I went to Mr. [Freddie] Rasberry and said, ‘If you can get me a hearing before the board, I promise I’ll get my house. I’ll get a house somehow, I won’t stop until I do. I’ll find a way. I’ve got to have something to leave my kids.’” And she did. Weaver plead her case before the Habitat committee. Peggy Branch, longtime Habitat for Humanity office manager, said Weaver’s spirit showed, and it was a quality that she admired.
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LaToya Weaver stands with her children, Britney and Calvin Young and Darrious Agnew, in 2005 at the site of their future Habitat home. Weaver plans to graduate from Mississippi State University this fall. (Submitted photo)
Supes discussing county budgets
Chef Jay Yates from The Veranda serves up a dish for the Starkville Community Market’s Culinary demonstration on Saturday. Yates was demoing a dish made with acorn squash and garlic pasta with corn beef hash. The market has a culinary or gardening demonstration every week. (Photo by Alex Holloway, SDN)
JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi supervisors gather on the Gulf Coast this week to talk about roads and bridges, economic development, water resources and other issues. The core issue is money. Counties, just like municipalities, are faced with dwindling tax bases and rising costs. Something has to be done without harm to the taxpayers, says Steve A. Davis, director of governmental affairs for the Mississippi Association of Supervisors. “Local governments are strapped,” Davis told The Associated Press. “Everybody is looking for alternative ways to provide services, and no one wants to raise taxes.” The MAS convention in Biloxi opens Wednesday with a presentation by House Appropriations Committee Chairman Herb Frierson, a Republican from Poplarville. Frierson said he understands county officials are concerned about how revenue collections affect local reimbursement for housing state inmates, homestead exemption and local road and bridge programs. Davis said counties are hoping for help with anticipated higher health costs with implementation of 2010 federal health care law. He said counties also want Mississippi lawmakers to keep a rural bridge replacement program funded as they did this year with a $20 million appropriation. Frierson said the bridge replacement program is also popular with lawmakers. “We’re hoping revenues continue to keep improving,” he said. Frierson said lawmakers know local governments are struggling, and increasing the property tax burden on citizens is not popular. “I think my term as appropriations chairman will be running around sticking fingers in dikes,” Frierson told the AP. “I think we are going to catch our wind at some point, but for now we’re going to muddle through this.”
Spirit of Oktibbeha
Matte leading through service
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Jamey Matte, right, has made a significant impact as Volunteer Starkville’s director. She is pictured with her fiance, Ben Bachman, and Americorps volunteer Heather Black (Submitted photo)
Straight out of college, Jamey Matte landed her dream job — one where she facilitates opportunities for Starkville residents to be their best individuals. Accomplishing this task, day-in and day-out, also requires Matte’s individual best. A Gloster native, Matte earned a master’s degree in public policy and administration at Mississippi State University in 2012 and earned the director’s role at Volunteer Starkville in August. In her 10 months at the helm, Matte has already made a noteworthy difference,
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2: Around Town 4: Education 6: Sports 9: Weather & Comics 10: Classifieds
Happy Birthday!
Justin Nisbett
Is there someone you’d like to wish a happy birthday? Submit names with a $5 donation to the Oktibbeha County Humane Society. Call Kayleen at 662-323-1642 by 5 p.m. two days before the birthday.
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Around Town
AROUND TOWN ANNOUNCEMENT POLICIES All “Around Town” announcements are published as a community service on a first-come, first-served basis and as space allows. Announcements must be 60 words or less, written in complete sentences and submitted in writing at least five days prior to the requested dates of publication. No announcements will be taken over the telephone. Announcements submitted after noon will not be published for the next day’s paper. To submit announcements, email
u Vacation Bible School — New Zion United Methodist Church, located at 2169 South Montgomery St., will have VBS from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today through June 21. The theme is “Fun Time,” and the public is invited. u Civitan Club meeting — Starkville Civitan Club will meet at noon at McAlister’s Deli. u Faith Baptist Church VBS — Faith Baptist Church will be host vacation Bible school from 8 to 11:30 a.m. today through Friday. Children entering kindergarten through finished the sixth grade are invited to attend. Join us for an adventure at Avalanche Ranch VBS for “A Wild Ride Through God’s Word.” Faith Baptist is locted at 1804 S Montgomery St. in Starkville.
OCH Regional Medical Center’s Labor and Delivery Nurse Terri Blake, RN, teaches Safe Sitter student Kristian Warren how to save a choking child. Students also learned about injury management, childcare essentials, safety for the sitter, preventing problem behavior among many more topics. Another Safe Sitter class will be offered at OCH on Wednesday, July 10.  Visit and click on “community outreach” on the right-hand side for more information and to download a registration form. (Submitted photo) in the body of Christ across racial and denominational lines,” so that Christians of different races throughout Mississippi can better experience the unity of the Gospel through the diversity of the Church. For more information, contact Bill Chapman at 546-0010 in Starkville, or Neddie Winters in Jackson at 601-665-5900. u Children Day Service — Zion Cypress U. M. Church, which is located on 3743 Hwy 25 South, will have their Children Day Service during regular service at 11 a.m. The public is invited. Rev. Eddie Hinton is the pastor. For additional information please contact Lena Smith at 662-324-4674 or 662312-4319. u Plair United Methodist Church homecoming — Plair United Methodist Church will celebrate its church homecoming services at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Fred Brown. The public and especially all former members are invited. For more information, call 324-0036, 323-8958 or 323-8224. u Teen Parenting Coalition classes — Teen Parenting Coalision Nuturing Parenting classes will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays at the Emerson Family Resource Center. Call 662320-4607 to register. u Starkville Area Arts Council Grants — Applications for the 2013-2014 Starkville Area Arts Council Grants are available through June 30. Application forms are available at the SAAC office, located in the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Building at 101 South Lafayette Street, Suite 18, or online att For more information, call 662324-3080. u BrainMinders Puppet Show — Starkville Pilot Club offers a BrainMinders Puppet Show for groups of about 25 or fewer children of pre-school or lower elementary age. The show lasts about 15 minutes and teaches children about head /brain safety. Children also receive a free activity book which reinforces the show’s safety messages. To schedule a puppet show, contact Lisa Long at u Dulcimer and More Society — The Dulcimer & More Society will meet from 6:15-8 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday in the Starkville Sportsplex activities room. Jam sessions are held with the primary instruments being dulcimers, but other acoustic instruments are welcome to join in playing folk music, traditional ballads and hymns. For more information, contact 662-3236290. u Samaritan Club meetings — Starkville Samaritan Club meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in McAlister’s Deli (Coach’s Corner). All potential members and other guests are invited to attend. The Samaritan Club supports Americanism, works to prevent child abuse, provides community service and supports youth programs. For more information, email starkvillesamaritans@gmail. com or call 662-323-1338. u Worship services — Love City Fellowship Church, at 305 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Starkville, will hold worship services at 11 a.m. every Sunday. Apostle Lamorris Richardson is pastor. u OSERVS classes — OSERVS is offering multiple courses for the community and for health care professionals to ensure readiness when an emergency situation large or small arises. If interested in having OSERVS conduct one of these courses, feel free to contact the agency’s office by phone at (662) 384-2200 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday or from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday or stop by the offices at 100 Highway 12 East at South Jackson Street during those same hours. Fees are assessed per participant and include all necessary training materials. u Spring speaker series — A different speaker for Starkville’s 175th birthday celebration will speak at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the John Grisham room at the Mitchell Memorial Library. u GED classes — Emerson Family School, 1504 Louisville in Starkville, will offer free ABE/GED classes from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. For more information call 662-320-4607. u Writing group — The Starkville Writer’s Group meets the first and third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. in the upstairs area of the Bookmart and Cafe in downtown Starkville. For more information, contact
u Childbirth classes — Emily Waters, RD, LD with Dept. of Health District IV, will discuss maternal and infant nutrition for the childbirth classes held at Emerson Family School, 5:30 p.m. Childcare and nutritious snacks are provided. Pregnant couples are encouraged to attend these free classes. To register, please call Saturday 320-4607. u Kiwanis — Kiwanis will u Whitetails Unlimited meet at the Hilton Garden Inn at noon. The speaker will be banquet — The National Martin Frank Jue from MFJ Headquarters invites you to the Starkville area chapter banquet. Enterprises. Games/raffles begin at 5:30, and dinner is served at 7 p.m. Wednesday Tickets are $45 single, $25 spouse and $25 for 15 years u Kids in the Kitchen — and under. For tickets or more For ages 13 and older. Parents information, call Rich Sanchez must attend with children. at 270-779-9503. Space is limited to 20 children u Health Fair — Alpha ONLY. It will take place from 9 Kappa Alpha sorority presents a.m. to 1 p.m. Frances Page and the 2013 Health Fair from 9 Bettie Miller, Mississippi State a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Point Extension Services, and Elmarie Parks and Recreation Center Carr Brooks, program manager at 1023 Wood Avenue in West and coordinator of EFRC will Point. lead camp. Call 320-4607 to u Co-op meeting — The register. Unlimited Community Agricultural Cooperative will have Thursday its monthly meeting at 8 a.m. at BJ3 Center located at 5224 u Mission Mississippi Old West Point Road. All small Starkville — Mission Missis- farmers, landowners and other sippi Starkville will meet at 6 interested people are invited to p.m. at Second Baptist Mis- attend. For more information sionary Church, 314 Yeates St. contact Orlando Trainer at 662(on the corner of Yeates and 769-0071 or orlandotrainer@ Gillespie Streets). Interested individuals are invited. Mission Mississippi’s mission is, “To enSunday courage and demonstrate unity
u The Starkville Community Market — The Starkville Community Market (corner of Jackson & Lampkin Streets) is in need of volunteers to assist in the setting up and taking down of the market every Saturday this summer. If you are interested in lending a helping hand, please contact Jamey Matte by phone at 601-888-5826 or by email at u 8 Habits of Successful Relationships and Active Parenting — There will be a class on the 8 Habits of Successful Relationships and Active Parenting at the Emerson Family Resource Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in May. Barbara Culberson BSF Marriage Counselor and Elmarie Carr Brooks, Project CARE Manager will lead classes. All classes must be attended to complete the program. Call 662-320-4607 to register.
Debra Wolf at dkwolf@copper. net or call 662-323-8152. u BNI meetings — A chapter of Business Networking International will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesdays at the Mississippi Room of Cadence Bank. For more information, call Barbara Coats at 662-418-7957 or Matt Rose at 662-275-8003. u Dance team applications — KMG Creations children dance company “The Dream Team” is currently accepting dance applications for the 4-6 year old group and 10-18 year old group. For more information, call 662-648-9333 or email danzexplosion@yahoo. com. u Noontime devotional study — Join a group of interdenominational ladies for lunch and discussion about the book “Jesus Lives” from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Book Mart Cafe in downtown Starkville. u Quilting group meeting — The Golden Triangle Quilt Guild meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Starkville Sportsplex. All interested quilters are invited to attend. For more information, call Luanne Blankenship at 662323-7597. u Childbirth classes — North Miss. Medical Center in West Point will host childbirth classes Thursdays, Feb. 21-March 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The fee is $35. For more information, call 662-495-2292 or 1-800-843-3375. u Sanitation Department schedules — A reminder of collection days for the City of Starkville Sanitation and Environmental Services Department. Schedule 1: Household garbage collection – Monday and Thursday, rubbish collection – Monday only, recycling collection - first and third Wednesday of each month; Schedule 2: Household garbage collection – Tuesday and Friday, rubbish collection – Tuesday only, recycling collection – second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Should there be five Wednesdays in a month, there will be no collections of recyclables on the fifth Wednesday. Recycling bags can only be picked up in April and October of each year. For more information, visit http://www. or call 662323-2652. u Senior Yoga — Trinity Presbyterian Church offers free senior yoga class at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The church is located at 607 Hospital Road in Starkville. u Veteran volunteering — Gentiva Hospice is looking for veteran volunteers for its newly established “We Honor Veterans” program. Volunteers can donate as little as one hour per week or more. For more information, call Carly Wheat at 662-615-1519 or email carly. u MSU Philharmonia — Pre-college musicians looking for a full orchestra experience are welcome to join MSU Philharmonia from 6-8 p.m. on Mondays in the MSU Band Hall at 72 Hardy Road. Wind players must have high school
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Frierson said tax collections have some shown improvement and the question is whether revenue growth can be sustained through this fiscal year that ends June 30 and into the next. Homestead exemption continues to be a concern to local government as Mississippi’s aging population takes more property off tax tolls. Under homestead exemption, the state encourages people to own homes by exempting the houses from some property taxes. The state reimburses counties and cities for lost tax revenues, although local officials say payments have not kept pace with actual losses. Mississippi homeowners who are 65 or older or totally disabled, who are eligible for the homestead exemption, can claim a total exemption from property taxes on up to 160 acres or the first $75,000 of the true value of their home, whichever limit is reached first. The 2013 Legislature appropriated $81 million to homestead reimbursement. Counties, cities and school districts asked for nearly $90 million.
When supervisors head back home after their conference, they will have only a few weeks to prepare a new budget. Counties’ new fiscal year starts Oct. 1. Davis sees a ray of sunshine in the federal Marketplace Fairness Act, which would allow states to more uniformly tax online sales. The act was approved by the U.S. Senate in May and awaits House consideration. Mississippi could realize an estimated $303.2 million in sales taxes from online purchases, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. That is based on the level of Internet sales from last year. Mississippi and other states would have to write laws to require that the sales tax be collected at the point of delivery rather than at the point of sale. States have pursued an approach to collecting e-retail sales taxes since a 1992 U.S. Supreme Court ruling barred them from seeking such revenues from businesses without a physical presence within their borders. “We would hope, if Congress passes the act, for a part of the money to come to the local level, a percentage to local governments,” Davis said. ally teach them something.’” In January 2011, she began her studies in earnest, working toward a two-year alternative program concentrating on sociology, psychology and physical education. She hopes to coach basketball in the county at either the middle or high school level.  “I believe she’ll do whatever she sets her mind to,” Branch said. “We’re really proud of her.” Weaver said the experience had been valuable regardless of the outcome, and while she was nervous about spreading her wings — especially after her 20year tenure at KFC — but she wasn’t one to give up. “This last semester was hard,” Weaver said. “Really hard. I prayed and prayed for guidance. I said ‘Lord, just get me through this,’ and He did. ... Never give up on what you want. Just keep working, and you’ll get it.”
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turning a group that was quickly becoming a floundering collection of good intentions into an organized machine executing a shared vision toward community-wide goals. “Before Jamey came on board, the organization had really struggled to gain footing,” Volunteer Starkville board member Barbara Coats said. “Not only has she overcome issues from our original struggles, but she has gone miles further from there. She has made Volunteer Starkville a legitimate organization rather than a fledgling one.” Chartered in 2010, Volunteer Starkville partners with individuals and organizations throughout the community to match volunteers and volunteer opportunities. While Matte’s application for the director’s job was among several to come before the board last August, hers came loaded with credentials from the MSU Department of Student Leadership and Community Engagement. Among other things, Matte had just completed a semester as a service-learning graduate coordinator. Still, Coats admitted she worried how a director in her mid-20s would handle such a daunting task. Coats said Matte quickly silenced those worries and then some. “She has a superb sense of organization, a breadth of experience with volunteering and through her time at MSU, she has gained a knowledge of the community,” Coats said. “She has passion matched with a great business sense, which is a combination that is hard to find. Jamey has a work ethic that you don’t see from people in their 20s anymore, and there hasn’t been one single inch of backslide since she took the job. “Good enough isn’t good enough for Jamey,” Coats added. “She wants it to be the best it can be, and she always does it smiling.” Volunteer Starkville has grown to include more than 60 nonprofit community partners, according to Americorps Volunteer in Service to America Lacy Jaudon, who began her term as a staff volunteer with the organization about a month after Matte took the reins. She said under Matte’s leadership the two had gone out into the community, particularly to small groups naturally turned toward volunteerism and volunteer needs, to raise awareness about Volunteer Starkville. Jaudon said they also used a weekly newsletter and the organization’s website to both recognize star volunteers and keep volunteer opportunities visible and prevalent. More recently, Jaudon said Matte had
led the charge in working with the nonprofit partners on effectively using social media, and the organization would begin leading volunteer training sessions in the fall. “She keeps up with our community partners,” Jaudon said. “She’s a wonderful people-person. She’s very passionate about volunteerism and getting people to volunteer. She works a good bit, and it pays off.” One of those community partners, the Starkville Cemetery Association, has benefited greatly from the fruits of Matte’s labor, according to association director Bill Green. The association manages Oddfellows Cemetery near downtown, and Green said Volunteer Starkville had done wonders helping coordinate recent cemetery clean-up efforts. He said Matte, herself, didn’t mind dragging limbs and digging in the dirt, either. Green added Matte’s efforts with the cemetery association also shone a light on a need often overlooked. “She can pull together a whole lot more people in a lot less time than I can,” Green said. “A lot of times, she’s already come up with an idea before I even come up with the perceived need for it. What I perceive in her is concentrated enthusiasm for the good of the city. … (What Volunteer Starkville has done for the cemetery association) has put a real spark of enthusiasm in individual members and has drawn positive comments, from not only the city, but visitors. The cemetery looks better than it has in a long time.”
Matte’s fiance, Ben Bachman, volunteers alongside her when he gets a chance. He said one of the things that most attracted him to Matte was that she was genuinely motivated by the idea of making a difference. “I do find it inspiring,” Bachman said. “That drive in her is a good influence in my life.” What Bachman said he had also seen since Matte became Volunteer Starkville director was her meeting challenges headon and fighting through them to make the organization better. “She’ll feel a little overwhelmed sometimes,” he said. “She’ll kind of let herself feel that way for a little while, but she doesn’t let it hold her back.” The impact of Matte’s work and her example promise to reach well beyond Volunteer Starkville and even the community itself the longer she stays at it. Jaudon knows that better than most. She said she found the VISTA opportunity by accident while job hunting, and the Maroon Volunteer Center at MSU fortuitously placed her with Volunteer Starkville. Matte happens to have the same degree Jaudon is pursuing and both have a similar passion for community service. One day Jaudon said she, too, wanted to work in a leadership role in the nonprofit field. “(Matte) is very invested in my future outside of Volunteer Starkville,” Jaudon said. “She’s a great role model. If I can just follow in her footsteps, that would be great.”
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“She was so appreciative of the change being a homeowner made in her life and her children’s lives,” Branch said. “She understood what she really had in her home. At the time she applied she told me then it was her lifelong dream to coach basketball. She had her goal set on who she wanted to be, and that pride has helped her become what she is today.” Still, with three children and a job that required 50 hours a week, that dream would wait for a while longer. Weaver continued to play basketball with her sons and on occasion in a church league, until one night in the winter of 2010, Weaver attended a SHS girls basketball game.  “I was watching them play,” Weaver said. “And I thought, ‘I could be doing this. I could re-
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b roadenin g h orizons
Mississippi State University special education graduate student Jon Cash helps camper Nathaniel Crosby with a stress-reducing exercise at Camp Jigsaw 2012. The camp seeks to broaden the horizons and skills of young adults on the autism spectrum. (Submitted photos)
Camp Jigsaw seeking donations to help autistic youth
By STEVEN NALLEY Alex Orsak wants others on the autism spectrum to find the paths to broader horizons that he found. Orsak has a high-functioning form of autism called Asperger's syndrome, and he said his parents had done much to help him become more social, to push his limits and break him out of his comfort zone. The key, he said, was for those with autism to find hobbies that not only achieved these goals but also brought them joy. "For me, that was acting," Orsak said. "I could test confidence. I could test my speech, my language, everything a kid needs, but it's fun too. (Children with autism) have a hard time finding something out of their small box of interests that tests them. (With) interests like video games and comic books ... they're just sitting at home enjoying what they're enjoying. Until they find something they truly enjoy that will test their social skills, they won't change for the better." Orsak is a co-director with Camp Jigsaw, a one-week program at Mississippi State University that lets autistic youths between the ages of 12 and 18 expand their skills through activities, adventures, and attention from typically developing peers. This overnight camp runs June 23-28, and admission is free. Sandy Devlin, founder of Camp Jigsaw and professor of curriculum, instruction and special education at MSU, said she sought donations to keep the camp free. So far, she said, the camp had raised about $6,000 of its $10,000 goal through such efforts as the "Superheroes for Autism" 5K and Fun Run in March. She said all of the funding supported the camp and its various activities. "We stay in a dorm for a week," Devlin said. "We go to Lake Tiak O'Khata. We meet athletes and see the stadium. They enjoy seeing all the museums. We're going out to the county lake and going fishing. All these activities are integrated." Many of the activities sound similar to those at other camps, but Devlin said they could be therapeutic for children with autism, particularly in helping them overcome fears. For instance, she said, water slides and rock climbing could help them overcome fears of heights. Many campers coming to Camp Jigsaw for the first time are also spending the night away from home for the first time, according to Devlin, and Camp Jigsaw has a talent show near its end that she said could help the children overcome their social anxieties. "Our motto at camp just evolved into 'Face your fears,'" Devlin said. "I challenge all the campers and my staff to step out of their comfort zone. It just seems to be really magical how they come out of their shells and ... evolve every day." To help these campers grow, Devlin said, several of the counselors were students in graduate-level capstone special education class at MSU. The camp also enlists aid from volunteers the same ages as the campers, she said, and these typically-developing peers build bonds with the campers. Together, these counselors and these typically-developing peers help campers practice new skills in social and personal development, she said. "We also talk about how to deal with bullying," Devlin said. "(We teach) self-determination, how to voice what you like and what you want to do. Parents are able to see how (their) kids have actually grown from the experience." Not all of the counselors were graduate students, Devlin said. Some counselors are past campers at Camp Jigsaw who have come back to help newcomers. Orsak said he was one of them, serving the previous year as both a counselor and camper. He said he and other campers who came back as counselors felt more responsible and social as a result. Orsak said most of the changes for this year centered on the program's budget and its organization. While Camp Jigsaw had been in place for four years, he said, last year was its first year on campus, making it a learning experience for the organizers.
Camper and MSU student Livingston Harper plays basketball with volunteer Mary Frances Broadhead at Camp Jigsaw 2012. Livingston is the son of U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper. "We've pretty much got all the bugs sorted out this year," Orsak said. "That's going to help us with time, budget, mobility, things like that. I think the campers are going to have as good or better of a time this year than last year." Orsak said it was important to him to keep Camp Jigsaw free, because it reached several families who could not afford other camps for autistic children. "We have them for the whole week," Orsak said. "It gives them plenty of time to get comfortable with their surroundings and with each other and practice their newly learned skills. It's just, overall, an experience they don't have very often. They quickly adapt. They see no one here is going to hurt them and no one is going to be mean to them, and meeting people just like them is probably the most fantastic experience for them." Those interested in donating to Camp Jigsaw can contact Devlin at 341-3322 or send checks made out to Camp Jigsaw to Box 9705, Mississippi State, MS 39762.
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For Starkville Daily News   The Council of Community Organizations of Oktibbeha County Inc. (COCO) held its 18th Annual Awards Program June 1.  This year, COCO was able to give thanks to its many contributors as well as recognize the winners of the David Rogers Memorial Scholarship Awards.  “COCO was founded on the principle of educating our youth and this year we were able to expand our reach by offering the David Rogers Memorial Scholarship Award,” says Dr. Peggy J. Rogers, President of COCO.  The program included the presentation of donors in the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Brick award and the David Rogers Memorial Scholarships winners. The Council of Community Organization awarded two scholarships to deserving students: Mr. Tiberias Lampkin, a 2013 graduate of West Oktibbeha High School and plans to attend Coahoma Community College, Teyiarra Hendrix, a 2013 graduate of Starkville High School and plans to attend Mississippi State University. Both students received a $500.00 scholarship to attend the college/university of their choice. The evening was filled with entertainment by Mrs. Viola Johnson, The Oktibbeha County Western Union Singing Convention and Ambassor of Faith. Moderating the program was Mrs. Shavell Rice.  COCO would like to give a special thanks to all who participated and joyfully
COCO presents awards, scholarships
Congratulations to this year's scholarship winners with the Council of Community Organizations of Oktibbeha County Inc. (COCO). Tiberias Lampkin plans to attend Cohama Community College. He is the son of Joseph Jr. and Ann Lampkin. Teyairra Hendrix plans to atten Miss. State University. She is the daughter of Carissa Hendrix. (Submitted photo) committed their time and hard work for the cause, and a special thanks to all individuals who were on the program and helped make the night’s event a success. “Without the many individuals who help support COCO we would not be able to reach as many people as we do," Emma Randle said. "COCO would like to express special thanks to the many people who have supported and contributed monetarily as well as through their time and effort in order to help continue to make COCO a success for over the years
Desinee and Estephanie Fuentesparticipate in Emerson Family Center's "Kids in the Kitchen" Summer Camp. Its second session starts June 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Submitted photos)
and grateful for participating in the program." The Council of Community Organizations was founded in 1984 as a provider of services to the community.  The organization advocates self-reliance, shelf help, and cooperative effort on jobs too big for the individual.  If you would like more information about the Council of Community Organizations, please contact Dr. Peggy J. Rogers at or visit or website at
p erfect attendance
Magnolia Health Plan Mascot Maggie visits with children at Emerson Family Center to talk about proper nutrition, sharing a cookbook with healthy recipes for children.
Congratulations to Gabe Myles and Arolyn Williams, recognized during Starkville High School Awards Day for having perfect attendance for their entire 13 years of school. Arolyn and Gabe were presented with plaques signed by their elementary and secondary teachers for K-12 perfect attendance. They also each received a $500 savings bond from Ross and Diana Williams. Pictured from left to right, School Attendance Officer Ross Williams, Starkville School District Superintenden Lewis Holloway, Gabe Myles, Starkville High School Principal Keith Fennell and Arolyn Williams. (Submitted photo)
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band experience and be able to read music, and junior and senior high school string players must be able to read music with the ability to shift to second and third positions. For more information, wind players should contact Richard Human at or 662-325-8021, and string players should contact Shandy Phillips at or 662-325-3070. u Line dancing — The Starkville Sportsplex will host afternoon line dancing in its activities room. Beginners-1 Line dancing is held 11 a.m. to noon, and Beginners-2 Line dancing is held noon to 1 p.m. For more information, call Lisa at 662-323-2294. u Square dancing — This is fun for all age couples.  Enrollment for new dancers will close at the end of April and will open again in the fall. 
Enjoy our new caller and friendly help from experienced dancers.  Dancing and instruction on basic steps every Monday 7-9 p.m. at the Sportsplex Annex, 405 Lynn Lane.  Follow the covered walk to the small building. u Hospice volunteer opportunity — Gentiva Hospice is looking for dynamic volunteers to join their team. Areas of service include home visits, making phone calls, making crafts or baking for patients. Volunteers can donate as little as one hour per week or more. This is an opportunity to have a wonderful impact on someone’s life. Contact Carly Wheat, manager of volunteer services, at 662-615-1519 or email u Rule 62: Alcoholics Anonymous meetings — The Rule 62 Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 10 a.m. Saturdays and at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Participants are encouraged to use the office entrance off the rear parking lot.
Anyone with a desire to stop drinking is welcome to attend. For more information, call 662-418-1843. u Al-Anon meeting — The Starkville group meets at 8 p.m. Tuesdays upstairs at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Call 662-323-1692, 662-418-5535 or 601-663-5682. u Pregnancy and parenting class — A series of classes are being held at Emerson Family Center from 5:307:30 p.m. every Tuesday through September. To register, call 662-3204607. u Samaritan Club cheese — The Starkville Samaritan Club is selling mild, sharp, extra-sharp and round cheese. Cheese may be purchased at any of the following businesses in Starkville: John McMurray Accounting, 320 University Drive, Nationwide Insurance, 520 University Drive, or CB&S Bank at the corner of highways 12 and 25. Cheese may also be purchased from any Samaritan
Club member. Contact Hall Fuller at 662-323-1338, John McMurray Jr. at 662-323-3890, Margaret Prisock at 662- 324-4864, or Charlie Smith at 662-324-2989. u Clothing ministry — Rock Hill Clothing Ministry will be opened every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8-11 a.m. The ministry is open to the public and is located across the street from Rock Hill United Methodist Church at 4457 Rock Hill Road. For more information, contact Donna Poe at 662-323-8871 or 662-3122935. u Celebrate Recovery — Fellowship Baptist Church hosts Celebrate Recovery every Tuesday at 1491 Frye Rd. in Starkville. A light meal starts at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:45 p.m. Child care services are provided. For more information and directions to the church, call 662-320-9988 or 662-295-0823. u Healing rooms — From 6:30-
8:30 p.m. every Monday, Starkville Healing Rooms provide a loving, safe and confidential environment where you can come to receive healing prayer. No appointment necessary. Rooms are located upstairs in the Starkville Sportsplex located at 405 Lynn Lane in Starkville. For more information, call 662-418-5596 or email and visit u Alcoholics anonymous — The Starkville A.A. Group meets six days per week downstairs at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Call 3278941 or visit for schedules and more information. u PEO Chapter N meeting — The PEO Chapter N meeting is held 9 a.m. the second Thursday of each month. PEO is an organization of women helping women reach for the stars. For more information about monthly meetings contact Bobbie Walton at 662-323-5108.
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College Baseball
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The time off should help the Bulldogs
State. After beating Oregon State 5-4 on Saturday, the Bulldogs don’t play again until today against Indiana a 7 p.m.  The fact that MSU will play ever other day, really helps its cause.  The Bulldogs rely heavily on their bullpen and use their relief arms often. MSU head coach John Cohen is not afraid to pull his starter within in the first four innings and turn the ballgame over to his pen. Cohen has been doing that all season long and has gotten quality outing after quality outing from every arm he has trotted out there in a relief roll. The one day of rest for MSU really helps its strength as it gets to rest its arms for a day. “It helps us probably a little bit more than others because we are so dependent on our bullpen,” Cohen said. “Your kids are going to play better when they don’t have to play day after day after day. It really helps when you don’t have to play a day game after a night game.” The Bulldogs used just two pitchers out of their bullpen Saturday against the Beavers.  Sophomore left hander Ross Mitchell threw 2 2/3 innings and just 45 pitches in the middle part of the ball-
he College World Series format sets up perfectly for Mississippi
Mississippi State's C.T. Bradford celebrates as teammate Hunter Renfroe scored what turned out to be the winning run in Saturday's 5-4 win over Oregon State at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. The Bulldogs play the Indiana Hoosiers today. (Photo by Ross William Hamilton, The Oregonian, AP)
Familiar position
MSU plays to stay in winner's bracket
By BEN WAIT OMAHA, Neb. – Mississippi State has proven all postseason they can get into the winner's bracket and stay there. Today the No. 7 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs will try to do the same thing they did in the Southeastern Conference Tournament and the Starkville Regional. MSU (49-18) will play the No. 8 Indiana Hoosiers (49-14) tonight at 7 p.m. at TD Ameritrade in the College World Series in a winner's bracket game.  The Bulldogs will be the visiting team while the Hoosiers will bat last and be the home team on the scoreboard. "They're really good and a very good defensive and pitching club," MSU head coach John Cohen said before the Bulldogs practiced Sunday. "They're very well-coached." The Bulldogs won their first three games in Hoover, Ala., a couple of weeks ago and put themselves in a good position in the SEC Tournament. They lost to Vanderbilt in the semifinals. MSU won its first two games of the Starkville Regional and needed just one more win to advance to a NCAA Super Regional. The Bulldogs opened the College World Series
with a 5-4 win over Oregon State Saturday to put themselves into the winner's bracket.  With a win today, the Bulldogs will be one win away from the the best-of-three championship series next week. "We're going to have a good workout (Sunday) and get our kids moving," Cohen said. Senior right hander Kendall Graveman got the start on the mound for the Bulldogs in game one. Cohen hadn't made a decision Sunday morning but did mention several guys who could possibly get the nod.
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High School Basketball
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Williams sees preparation going well for Lady Jackets
By JASON EDWARDS   There’s no better time than the present for the Starkville High Lady Yellowjackets to prepare for the basketball season. Over the last few weeks, the team has been participating in the summer league which is held at the Starkville Sportsplex and coach Kristie Williams is pleased with the experience her team has gained. “It’s been a great opportunity for some of our younger ones to get out and see how the level is on varsity,” Williams said. “We have a lot of sophomores on our group this year that have stepped in and are getting acquainted with how we run things and the physicality of varsity ball.” With so many newcomers to the court, it Coach Kristie Williams likes what she sees out of her team could be easy to get lost in the shuffle, but during summer league action at the Starkville Sportsplex Williams said that is not the case as each girl is last week. (Photo by Kim Murrell, SDN) making a strong case for playing time. “We are looking at them all,” Williams said. “There is not a certain one. From the guard to the post, there are some younger ones that we are looking forward to seeing what they are going to do once we start playing in November. We just have a good mix of potential players this year.” It is not just the new members of the varsity team that are benefitting from off-season action. The seniors are getting the chance to put their leadership skills to the test. Williams knows the experience gained this summer will certainly come in handy as Starkville prepares to return to Class 6A this season. “We are looking for everyone to just continue to gel and to be ready to roll because we are going back to 6A in the fall,” Williams said. “It is going to be no different as far as play, but 6A is always tough so we are excited.” In order to make sure the Lady Jackets are ready to fly come season, they will spend
the next few weeks playing at the Sportsplex and attending camps like the Mississippi State Shootout where Williams is looking to face some “good competition.” Starkville is no stranger to tough competitors having lost to New Hope to end last season. “It was one of those where you never want to stop until you play that last game,” Williams said. “We swallowed that pill and we are ready to take the highs and lows from that game and push forward. We have a good group of young ladies who are willing to put forth their best effort every time they step on the court.” The Lady Jackets certainly have to give their “best effort” as they enter 6A competition, but despite the new class, Starkville will continue to play their game. “We are looking to continue to push the tempo because we feel like if we increase our intensity on defense, it leads to transition on offense,” Williams said.
The amount of times the Mississippi State baseball team has reached 50 wins in a season (1985, 1989, 1990). The Bulldogs will do it again this season if they defeat the Indiana Hoosiers today.
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College Baseball NCAA College World Series Glance At TD Ameritrade Park Omaha Omaha, Neb. Note: All Times EDT Double Elimination x-if necessary Saturday, June 15 Mississippi State 5, Oregon State 4 Indiana 2, Louisville 0 Sunday, June 16 N.C. State 8, North Carolina 1 Game 4 — UCLA (44-17) vs. LSU (57-9), late Today, June 17 Game 5 — Oregon State (50-12) vs. Louisville (51-13), 3 p.m. Game 6 — Mississippi State (49-18) vs. Indiana (49-18), 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 Game 7 — North Carolina (57-11) vs. Game 4 loser, 3 p.m. Game 8 — N.C. State (50-14) vs. Game 4 winner, 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 Game 9 — Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 loser, 8 p.m. Thursday, June 20 Game 10 — Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 8 p.m. Friday, June 21 Game 11 — Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 3 p.m. Game 12 — Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22 x-Game 13 — Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 3 p.m. x-Game 14 — Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 8 p.m. If only one game is necessary, it will start at 8:30 p.m. Championship Series (Best-of-3) Monday, June 24: Pairings TBA, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25: Pairings TBA, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 26: Pairings TBA, 8 p.m. Collegiate Baseball Poll Record Pts Pvs 1. LSU 57-9 497 1 57-10 494 3 2. North Carolina 3. Oregon State 50-11 492 5 51-12 489 8 4. Louisville 5. N.C. State 49-14 487 9 6. UCLA 44-17 486 10 7. Mississippi State 48-18 483 12 8. Indiana 48-14 479 16 54-12 478 2 9. Vanderbilt 10. Cal State-Fullerton 51-10 476 4 11. Virginia 50-12 473 6 47-17 469 7 12. Florida State 13. South Carolina 43-20 464 11 44-20 462 13 14. Rice 15. Kansas State 45-19 460 15 16. Oklahoma 43-21 457 14 48-16 448 17 17. Oregon 18. Arkansas 39-22 445 18 37-22-1 442 19 19. Arizona State 20. Virginia Tech 40-22 439 20 21. Cal Poly 40-19 437 21 22. Oklahoma State 41-19 436 22 23. Troy 42-20 432 23 42-22 427 24 24. Florida Atlantic 25. Central Arkansas 42-22 426 25 26. Liberty 36-29 422 26 40-22 420 27 27. Clemson 28. William & Mary 39-24 416 28 47-15 413 29 29. Austin Peay 30. San Diego 37-25 411 30 Major League Baseball National League At A Glance All Times EDT East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 40 28 .588 — Washington 34 34 .500 6 Philadelphia 33 37 .471 8 25 39 .391 13 New York Miami 21 47 .309 19 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 44 25 .638 — Cincinnati 42 28 .600 2½ Pittsburgh 41 28 .594 3 Chicago 28 39 .418 15 Milwaukee 28 40 .412 15½ West Division W L Pct GB Arizona 37 32 .536 — Colorado 37 33 .529 ½ San Francisco 35 32 .522 1 San Diego 35 34 .507 2 Los Angeles 29 39 .426 7½
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“I couldn’t help but look up a the heavens and think my old man Ken had something to do with it.”
Golfer Justin Rose said thinking of his father, who died of leukemia in 2002, following his U.S. Open win Sunday.
Mets come back to nip Cubs 4-3
From Wire Reports NEW YORK (AP) — Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a three-run homer that capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the New York Mets salvaged what had been shaping up as another sorry afternoon, startling the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Sunday. Matt Garza pitched seven scoreless innings, and the Cubs scored twice on a madcap play that featured three bad throws by Mets infielders, giving Chicago a 3-0 lead. But New York came back against Carlos Marmol (2-4)in the ninth, starting with Marlon Byrd’s leadoff home run. Nieuwenhuis connected with one out. Bobby Parnell (5-3) pitched the top of the ninth. Mets starter Jeremy Hefner allowed one earned run and struck out five in five innings. Garza gave up three hits and struck out five, and was all set up for his second win in five starts this season. The Cubs had used closer Kevin Gregg on four consecutive days and manager Dale Sveum turned to Marmol, who had been unseated as closer earlier this season.
The Area Slate
Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 1:10 p.m., 1st game L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Colorado at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m., 2nd game Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Miami at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. American League East Division W L Pct GB Boston 42 29 .592 — 40 30 .571 1½ Baltimore 38 31 .551 3 New York Tampa Bay 36 33 .522 5 Toronto 32 36 .471 8½ Central Division W L Pct GB 38 29 .567 — Detroit 34 34 .500 4½ Cleveland Kansas City 33 34 .493 5 Minnesota 30 36 .455 7½ 28 38 .424 9½ Chicago West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 42 29 .592 — Texas 38 31 .551 3 31 39 .443 10½ Seattle 30 39 .435 11 Los Angeles Houston 26 44 .371 15½ Saturday’s Games Boston 5, Baltimore 4 Toronto 6, Texas 1 Tampa Bay 5, Kansas City 3 Houston 4, Chicago White Sox 3 Minnesota 6, Detroit 3 L.A. Angels 6, N.Y. Yankees 2 Seattle 4, Oakland 0 Washington 7, Cleveland 6 Sunday’s Games Cleveland 2, Washington 0 Baltimore 6, Boston 3 Kansas City 5, Tampa Bay 3 Houston 5, Chicago White Sox 4 Detroit 5, Minnesota 2 Toronto 7, Texas 2 N.Y. Yankees 6, L.A. Angels 5 Oakland 10, Seattle 2
Nick Ammirati take a swing for Mississippi State during a game earlier this season. The Bulldogs take on the Indiana Hoosiers at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., today. The action begins at 7 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN2. (Photo by Kim Murrell, SDN)
Reds 5, Brewers 1
CINCINNATI — Johnny Cueto pitched six solid innings in his return to Cincinnati’s rotation and Jay Bruce homered in a win over Milwaukee. Donald Lutz drove in two runs with a pinch-hit single, and Zack Cozart and Joey Votto each had two hits as Cincinnati rebounded after losing 6-0 on Saturday. Cueto, activated from the disabled list Sunday, improved to 4-0 in his seventh start of the season. He allowed five hits and one run with three strikeouts and no walks as the Reds took two of three in the weekend series. Cueto made his first start since a 6-0 win at Pittsburgh on May 31. He was placed on the disabled list on June 5 for the second time this season because of a strained muscle in his right shoulder. Alfredo Simon allowed two hits and had six strikeouts in three innings of relief for his first save of the season and second in two years with Cincinnati. Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta gave up all five Reds runs — four earned — in 5 1-3 innings. The slumping Peralta (4-8) allowed seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts to fall to 1-6 in his last seven starts.
Today College Baseball College World Series Omaha, Neb. Mississippi State vs. Indiana, 7 p.m. High School Basketball Summer League At Starkville Sportsplex Varsity Boys East Webster vs. Starkville Academy, 5 p.m. Starkville Christian vs. Oak Hill Academy, 5 p.m. Heritage Academy vs. Oak Hill Academy, 6 p.m. Starkville Academy vs. East Webster, 6 p.m. Starkville Christian vs. Heritage Academy, 7 p.m. East Webster vs. Starkville Academy, 7 p.m.
Today’s Games Kansas City (Shields 2-6) at Cleveland (Carrasco 0-2), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (J.De La Rosa 7-4) at Toronto (Jo.Johnson 0-2), 7:07 p.m. Baltimore (Arrieta 1-1) at Detroit (Scherzer 9-0), 7:08 p.m. Oakland (Straily 4-2) at Texas (Tepesch 3-6), 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 3-2) at Houston (B.Norris 5-6), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (Harang 3-6) at L.A. Angels (Vargas 5-4), 10:05 p.m.
Marlins 7, Cardinals 2
MIAMI — Ricky Nolasco allowed one run and three hits in seven innings to help Miami take the rubber game of its threegame series against St. Louis. The NL Central-leading Cardinals lost a series for the first time since April 26-28 against Pittsburgh. The Marlins climbed above .300 at 21-47, still baseball’s worst record. They scored 19 runs in the series against a team with the lowest ERA in the majors. The abundance of offense was a refreshing change for Nolasco (4-7), who has endured the worst run support of any pitcher with at least 14 starts. Juan Pierre drove in two runs and had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 12 games, and Justin Ruggiano and Placido Polanco each had a two-RBI hit. The Marlins have won eight of 14, their best stretch this season. Tyler Lyons (2-3), making his fifth major-league start, lost for the third time in a row after winning his first two decisions. He gave up six runs in 5 1-3 innings. The Cardinals managed only five hits, all singles.
Today COLLEGE BASEBALL 2 p.m. ESPN2 — World Series, game 5, Oregon State vs. Louisville, at Omaha, Neb. 7 p.m. ESPN2 — World Series, game 6, Mississippi State vs. Indiana, at Omaha, Neb. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Saturday’s Games Chicago Cubs 5, N.Y. Mets 2 L.A. Dodgers 5, Pittsburgh 3, 11 innings Atlanta 6, San Francisco 5 Milwaukee 6, Cincinnati 0 Colorado 10, Philadelphia 5 St. Louis 13, Miami 7 Washington 7, Cleveland 6 San Diego 6, Arizona 4 Sunday’s Games Cleveland 2, Washington 0 N.Y. Mets 4, Chicago Cubs 3 Cincinnati 5, Milwaukee 1 Miami 7, St. Louis 2 Pittsburgh 6, L.A. Dodgers 3 San Diego 4, Arizona 1 Colorado 5, Philadelphia 2 6 p.m. ESPN — Chicago Cubs at St. Louis NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, finals, game 3, Chicago at Boston SOCCER 1:45 p.m. ESPN — Confederations Cup, Group B, Tahiti vs. Nigeria, at Belo Horizonte, Brazil San Francisco at Atlanta, late Today’s Games Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 5-5) at St. Louis (S.Miller 7-4), 7:05 p.m. Washington (Haren 4-8) at Philadelphia (Lannan 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (J.De La Rosa 7-4) at Toronto (Jo.Johnson 0-2), 7:07 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 5-6) at Atlanta (Hudson 4-6), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Liriano 5-2) at Cincinnati (Leake 6-3), 7:10 p.m. Miami (Ja.Turner 1-0) at Arizona (Corbin 9-0), 9:40 p.m. San Diego (Volquez 5-5) at San Francisco (Zito 4-5), 10:15 p.m.
Tuesday’s Games Tampa Bay at Boston, 1:05 p.m., 1st game Kansas City at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Colorado at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Baltimore at Detroit, 7:08 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 7:10 p.m., 2nd game Oakland at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Golf US Open Sunday At Merion Golf Club (East Course) Ardmore, Pa. Purse: $8 million Yardage: 6,996; Par: 70 Final a-amateur Justin Rose 71-69-71-70—281 Jason Day 70-74-68-71—283 67-72-70-74—283 Phil Mickelson Jason Dufner 74-71-73-67—285 71-72-73-69—285 Ernie Els Billy Horschel 72-67-72-74—285 Hunter Mahan 72-69-69-75—285 68-72-71-75—286 Luke Donald Steve Stricker 71-69-70-76—286 Hideki Matsuyama 71-75-74-67—287 Nicolas Colsaerts 69-72-74-72—287 Gonzalo F.-Castaño 71-72-72-72—287 Rickie Fowler 70-76-67-74—287 Charl Schwartzel 70-71-69-78—288 Lee Westwood 70-77-69-73—289 John Senden 70-71-74-74—289 John Huh 71-73-75-71—290
Pirates 6, Dodgers 3
PITTSBURGH — Rookie Gerrit Cole won again, getting home run help from Pedro Alvarez and pitching Pittsburgh past Los Angeles. Cole (2-0) allowed three runs on seven hits and no walks in 5 2-3 innings. The top pick from the 2011 draft won in his big league debut last week. Alvarez snapped a 2-all tie when he connected off Zack Greinke (3-2) for a three-run homer in the fifth. Alvarez leads the Pirates with 15 homers. The Pirates won for the sixth time in nine games. Alex Presley had three hits for the Pirates, including a home run, and Garrett Jones added a two-run single. Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig had three hits and raised his batting average to .479 in his first 48 at-bats in the majors.
Late bloomer Rose wins Open
By DOUG FERGUSON Associated Press
Rockies 5, Philles 2
DENVER — Jhoulys Chacin came within an out of his second career shutout, and Colorado topped Philadelphia. Chacin gave up six hits, struck out three and didn’t walk a batter. His 8 2-3 innings marked the longest outing by a Rockies starter this season. Jimmy Rollins hit an RBI double with two outs in the Phillies’ ninth, and Ryan Howard followed with a single to finish Chacin (5-3). Rex Brothers got the final out for his second save of the season. Wilin Rosario and Carlos Gonzalez homered for Colorado. The teams combined for 30 runs and 55 hits in splitting the first two games of the series, but pitchers dominated the finale at Coors Field. Phillies starter Cole Hamels (2-10) was sharp early, but Chacin was efficient throughout. Chacin needed just 74 pitches — 59 strikes — to get through the first eight innings. Hamels has lost two straight decisions and eight of nine.
Padres 4, Diamondbacks 1
SAN DIEGO — Kyle Blanks hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to a snap a tie and lift San Diego to its season-high sixth straight victory. Blanks’ eighth home run of the season came off Arizona reliever David Hernandez (2-4) and made a winner of Clayton Richard (2-5), giving the Padres a three-game sweep.
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ARDMORE, Pa. — A steady hand gave Justin Rose the shiny U.S. Open Trophy. A wild ride gave Phil Mickelson yet another silver medal. Rose captured his first major championship on Sunday with remarkable calm and three pure shots on the punishing closing holes at Merion. A par on the 18th hole gave him an even-par 70, and that was good enough to become the first Englishman in 43 years to win America's national championship. Rose hit 5-iron to the first cut of rough, pin-high on the 17th for an easy par. He smashed the most important tee shot of his career down the middle on the final hole, about 15 feet short of the famous Ben Hogan plaque. And his 4-iron rolled near the pin and settled against the collar of the green. "When I came over the hill and saw my ball laying in the fairway, I thought, 'This is my moment.' It was me hitting from the middle of the fairway," Rose said. As usual, someone's big moment in the U.S. Open came at Mickelson's expense. Rose was in the scoring area a half-mile from the grandstands behind the 18th green where the fans began to chant, "Let's go Phil!" as Mickelson paced off a last-ditch effort to force a playoff. It was a long shot — the 18th hole didn't yield a single birdie all weekend. From about 40 yards away, Mickelson's chip for birdie raced by the cup, securing Rose's victory. Mickelson, already in the U.S. Open record book with five second-place finishes, added another that will hurt as much any of them. Justin Rose, of England, celebrates with the trophy after Sunday was his 43rd birthday. It was the first time he was equipped winning the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club See ROSE | Page 8 Sunday. (Photo by Gene J. Puskar, AP)
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Youth Soccer
The members of the silver medal winning Starkville Soccer Association Bulldogs White team at the State Games of Mississippi are coaches Brian Bennett, back row from left, Stephen Green; and team members Brayden Green, second The entire squad of the Starkville Soccer Association 8-Under Bulldogs are coaches Brian Bennett, back from left, and row from left, Brayden Green, Briggs Bennett, Ethan Pulliam, and Brennon Wright; and Furkan Coban, front row from left, Stephen Green, and team members Kade Smith, front from left, Brennon Wright, Max Buehler, Briggs Bennett, John Robert Jackson Walters, Newt Thomas and Micah King. (Submitted Walker, Micah King, Brayden Carpenter, Oscar Rezek, Ethan Pulliam, Jackson Easton, Brayden Green, Newt Thomas, Sean Driskill, Jackson Walters and Furkan Coban. (Submitted photo) photo)
SSA Bulldogs 8-Under White team claims silver medal at State Games
By DANNY P. SMITH The Starkville Soccer Association 8-Under team showed some resiliency on Sunday. After losing their first match in pool play at the State Games of Mississippi on Saturday, the Bulldogs White team bounced back to gain the silver medal on Sunday. Starkville coach Brian Bennett split up the team into a Maroon team and a White team "to maximize their playing time," and it paid off for the White with the silver. The members of the White team are Brayden Green, Briggs Bennett, Ethan Pulliam and Brennon Wright. Bennett is assisted by coach Stephen Green. "I was proud," Bennett said. "We've got a big group. That's pretty much why we took two teams. The stuff we had been working on all season seemed like all of it was coming together." The Maroon team played for the bronze medal, but came up short. Only four teams advanced to play in the medal round and Starkville had two of them. The entire Bulldog roster is made up of Green, Bennett, Pulliam, Wright, Kade Smith, Max Buehler, John Robert Walker, Micah King, Brayden Carpenter, Oscar Rezek, Jackson Easton, Newt Thomas, Sean Driskill, Jackson Walters and Furkan Coban. "I don't think any of these kids played challenge last year, so this was their first year," Bennett said. "I had some first year U-8 and second year U-8." In pool play, Starkville lost to Meridian 3-2 in what Bennett called "the best effort" his team had all year against Meridian, then came back to defeat Florence 3-1. Starkville won the pool with
11 points. After beating Laurel-Jones County Soccer Association 3-1 in the semifinals of the championship round, Starkville lost to South Mississippi Soccer Club 2-0 in the championship match. Bennett was impressed with how his squad was able to pass the soccer ball, which was a key to its success. "For an age group to pass around like they were doing, it was great to see," Bennett said. The Starkville Under-12 boys team also won the silver medal at the State Games. Details on that team's accomplishment will be released later.
runs and five hits in 6 1-3 innings to improve to 3-0 Royals 5, Rays 3 against Boston. From page 7 Jim Johnson earned his 25th save. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Wade Davis stopped Huston Street came on in the ninth to earn his 13th Lester (6-4) fell to 14-2 against the Orioles, 7-1 at his five-game winless streak, Jeff Francoeur homsave in 14 opportunities for the Padres (35-34), who Camden Yards. The right-hander gave up five runs and ered, and Kansas City beat Tampa Bay. moved above 500. for the first time since closing the nine hits in five innings. 2010 season with a 90-72 record. Astros 5, White Sox 4 The Padres have gone 30-19 since May 1, are 21-7 Yankees 6, Angels 5 in their last 28 home games and have pulled within two HOUSTON — Jason Castro homered for the games of first-place Arizona in the NL West. ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mariano Rivera struck out AlEverth Cabrera opened the eighth with his third bert Pujols with the bases loaded to end the Angels’ five- second straight game and Matt Dominguez hit a single of the game and Chase Headley walked with two run rally in the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees three-run double to help Houston top the Chicago outs before Blanks hit a 1-2 pitch 379 feet into the left- snapped their five-game losing streak with a wild victory White Sox for its fourth straight win. field bleachers. over Los Angeles. Until then the game had been an outstanding pitchCC Sabathia pitched five-hit ball into the ninth, and Blue Jays 7, Rangers 2 er’s duel between Richard and Arizona’s Ian Kennedy. Travis Hafner hit a three-run homer off Jered Weaver,
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Orioles 6, Red Sox 3
ARLINGTON, Texas — Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 23rd home run, Nick Markakis had four hits and scored three runs, and Baltimore beat Jon Lester and Boston. Manny Machado extended his hitting streak to a career-high 14 games and drove in a run for the Orioles, who took three of four from first-place Boston to move within 1 1/2 games of the AL East lead. Baltimore has won six straight series over the Red Sox. Davis gave the Orioles a 3-0 lead in the third inning with his 100th career homer and seventh in 10 games against Boston. Davis doubled in a run in the fifth to give him 60 RBIs. Tigers 5, Twins 2 Will Middlebrooks hit a three-run homer for the Red Sox, 2-5 against the Orioles this season and 5-14 in the MINNEAPOLIS — Doug Fister held Minnesota last 19 games between the teams. hitless until the sixth inning and Torii Hunter connected Baltimore starter Miguel Gonzalez (5-2) took a two- for his 300th career home run, leading Detroit over the hitter and a 5-0 lead into the seventh. He allowed three Twins.
but the Yankees barely survived when Rivera fanned the Angels’ star slugger. New York’s famed closer gave up three hits and a walk, but still got his 24th save. Lyle Overbay and Jayson Nix also drove in runs during a five-run third inning for the Yankees, who salvaged the finale of their 10-game road trip by battering Weaver (1-3) early and hanging on late. Sabathia (7-5) struck out six and walked three, but tired in the ninth, leaving with two runners on. After reliever David Robertson left with a 6-1 lead, Rivera gave up Erick Aybar’s RBI groundout, Alberto Callaspo’s two-run single and Peter Bourjos’ RBI single. Rivera then walked Mike Trout to load the bases before getting Pujols, finally wrapping up the 632nd save.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Chien-Ming Wang won for the first time in more than a year, Colby Rasmus homered for a third straight game, and Toronto completed a four-game sweep by beating Texas for its fifth straight victory.
Athletics 10, Mariners 2
OAKLAND, Calif. — Bartolo Colon worked seven strong innings to win his sixth straight decision, Josh Reddick homered and matched a career high with four hits, and Oakland avoided a sweep with a victory over Seattle.
Indians 2, Nationals 0
CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber pitched eight shutout innings, and Cleveland spoiled Stephen Strasburg’s return with a win over Washington. Slegers may get the nod. The Big Ten Pitcher of the Year is 9-1 this season with with a 2.13 earned run average.  He stands 6-foot-10 and weighs in at 250 pounds. "It presents a lot of challenges," MSU junior outfielder Hunter Renfroe said. "The guy's 6-10 and he's going to be coming down angle. It's a lot more difficult to hit a down angle ball than it is one staying on the same plane with a little shorter guy. He could have a lot of bite on his curve ball and you may not be able to see it as good if his arm's over the batter's eye." The Hoosiers are led by junior Dustin DeMuth at the plate. He is batting .382. Sophomore Kyle Schwarber is batting .376 and leads The late game time for tonight’s game also gives the MSU a bullpen more time to rest.  The Bulldogs played at 2 p.m. on Saturday and finished up a little after 5 p.m. The MSU bullpen will have more than 48 hours to recover before its second game in Omaha.  The Bulldogs has proved all season
with the outright lead going into the last day. His week began with a cross-country trip home to San Diego to watch his oldest daughter graduate from the eighth grade, returning just three hours before his tee time on Thursday. This was the same daughter born the day after his first runner-up finish in 1999. All the stars were aligned. None of the putts fell in. Mickelson surged back into the lead by holing out from 75 yards in thick rough on the 10th hole for eagle, another moment that made it seem like surely was his time. The cheer could be heard across the road, through the trees, loud enough that Rose knew exactly what had happened. But on the easiest hole at Merion, Mickelson drilled a wedge over the green on the par-3 13th and made bogey. Mickelson wound up with a bogey on the 18th for a 74 and tied for second with Jason Day, who closed with a 71. "Heartbreak," Mickelson said. "This is tough to swallow after coming so close.”
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"With the right-left component, certainly (Luis) Pollorena's a consideration, (Trevor) Fitts is a consideration and Ben Bracewell is a consideration," Cohen said. Pollorena didn't start last weekend in Virginia in the Charlottesville Super Regional. The senior left hander is 6-3 this season with a 4.32 earned run average. Fitts (0-0, 2.42) got the start in game two against Virginia last weekend. The sophomore right hander lasted just 2 1/3 innings. He gave up just one run on two hits in his short outing. Bracewell (1-1, 1.48) hasn't made an appearance since he started the fi-
nal game in the Starkville Regional against Central Arkansas. The junior right hander threw 2 1/3 innings. He gave up just one hit and struck out five. Senior left hander Chad Girodo has pitched well as of late. The Hartselle, Ala. native has made a name for himself in his last two outings. Girodo recorded 22 strikeouts in two relief appearances against Central Arkansas and Virginia in his last two outings.  "I've been able to get my second and third pitch in the zone," Girodo said. "That's a big deal when you can drop a 2-0 offspeed in there to keep them off balance. Mostly, I've just been filling up the zone and hopefully, I can carry on doing that." Girodo may be the first option out the game is. I can’t see Holder coming into the game in the eighth inning again. “I figure it’s just going to depend on how my arm feels (today),” Holder said. “(Sunday) it felt pretty good. I’m pretty sure I’ll be available to go.” MSU may need Holder in the ninth inning when the ballgame on the line. I do think Cohen will not hesitate and
of the bullpen tonight. Although the Bulldogs haven't played the Hoosiers this season, Girodo doesn't plan on changing what has helped him lately. "I know they can swing it well, but I'm just going to go with my gameplan and what I've been doing," Girodo said. "I'm not going to change anything and stick with my gameplan. Hopefully, it works out." As of Monday afternoon, the Hoosiers hadn't selected a starter as well.  Indiana got a complete-game shutout from Joey DeNato on Saturday in a 2-0 win over Louisville.  "I would say that he's set us up pretty well with our bullpen coming (in the) next few days," IU head coach Tracy Smith said after the Hoosiers beat the Cardinals Saturday.  Sophomore right hander Aaron go to Holder in the ninth if the game calls for it.  Mitchell could be a viable option today as well. He has bounced back quickly in between appearances this season. Mitchell leads all Bulldog relief appearances with 89 1/3 innings pitched. He is also second behind Chad Girodo with 32 appearances. 
IU with 18 home runs. Sophomore Sam Travis is second on the team with 10 home runs. "Every part of what they do was really solid," Cohen said. "They're not a fluke. They've shown they can win in a variety of ways." Junior shortstop Adam Frazier recorded his 103rd and 104th hits of the season Saturday against OSU. He now holds the single-season school record for hits in a season. He is batting .361 this season with 60 runs and 38 RBI. Renfroe is second in batting average with a .358 mark. He leads MSU with 15 home runs and 61 RBI. Alex Detz is batting .323. The junior designated hitter has drawn 53 walks this season and is ninth for the most in a single-season at MSU. 
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game to pick up the win. Sophomore closer Jonathan Holder was called on with one out in the eighth inning. The right hander threw 1 2/3 innings and just 37 pitches.  Holder may throw tonight and he may not. It depends on how tight
long that it can get the job done in relief situations. With an extra day of rest, that bullpen will be ready to go. 
Ben Wait is Mississippi State beat writer for the Starkville Daily News. The opinions in this column are his and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Daily News or its staff.
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OCHS is currently looking for foster families for special situations, including fosters for our accepted Homeward Bound puppies and dogs. If you are interested, please contact Anita Howard, at foster@ OCHS is also looking for dedicated volunteers. To find out how you can help, please contact Sherrie Wiygul, volunteer coordinator, at There is something for almost everyone who wants to make a difference in the lives of our animals.    OCHS would like to encourage you to spay or neuter your pet to help control the pet population.     The shelter is always in need of supplies. Some primary needs are: hand sanitizer, dog collars and leashes, paper towels, wet dog food, kitten food, cat food, dog and cat toys, dog and cat treats, disposable gloves. For a complete listing of the shelter needs please visit the OCHS website, The shelter is still collecting clean aluminum cans. For your convenience, you can either drop the aluminum cans at the Starkville Animal shelter or take them directly to Starkville Recycling, located on 211 CC Clark Road. If you elect to take them to Starkville Recycling, please state, "Oktibbeha County Humane Society ticket," so we may receive credit.
Aiken is a wonderful, loving feist mix who was found on Blackjack Road. Her fingernails were painted when she was found, but her family did not reclaim her. She is now available for adoption and ready for her forever home. Her adoption fee is $50, which includes her spay, vaccinations and wormer. The month of June is kitten/ cat adoption month; all kittens/cats adoption fees are half price. We have so many in need of a wonderful home, and they would love to make your family their forever family. So, please come by and visit us during kitten/cat adoption month to show your appreciation for our great shelter. OCHS is a United Way Agency. For details regarding the OCHS low cost spay/neuter program, "Pet PALS," call the Humane Society at (662) 338-9093, visit the website at or email us at  Also, donations are needed for the Pet PALS program. This program is vital to our community because it prevents unwanted litters, which are brought to our shelter. The Starkville Animal Shelter is located at 510 Industrial Park Road in Starkville. We are open 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Please
call the Starkville Animal Shelter at (662) 338-9093 for our adoption fees. The adoption fee includes the animals vaccinations, wormer, spay/neuter, flea/tick treatment and heartworm prevention. 
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