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February 22, 2014

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Camera techs arrested in theft
SDN staff A pair of security system installation technicians were reportedly busted by their own camera system during a botched burglary attempt at a local child care facility. A Starkville Police Department release said officers arrested 20-year-old Calvez Lewis Pritchard and 22-year-old Thomas Love Lesueur, Jr. on suspicion of burglary Thursday. Officers were dispatched to a local child care facility after receiving word that two Asus tablets and cases had reportedly been stolen from two different classrooms overnight. According to the release, a security company had been onsite at the childcare facility Wednesday to install a new camera/security system. After viewing surveillance footage from the newly-installed system, police discovered that the two alleged burglars were the company technicians who had installed the system without realizing that the cameras had activated. Officers booked Pritchard and Lesueur into Oktibbeha County Jail. The duo made their initial appearance in municipal court Thursday, and bond was set at $5,000 each. Both have been released on bond.
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CVB selects top 3 charities for Restaurant Week
By ZACK PLAIR editor@starkvilledailynews.com Starkville’s Convention and Visitors Bureau has selected the three charities that will vie for a $5,000 donation during the Greater Starkville Development Partnership’s second Starkville Restaurant Week March 17-23. Partnership CEO Jennifer Gregory said the CVB committee chose the charities earlier this week, and GSDP will announce the charities on Tuesday. Restaurant Week will allow diners at participating Starkville restaurants to vote for their favorite of the three charities to win a $5,000 donation from Cadence Bank. Residents nominated 35 total charities online, and Gregory said the CVB committee chose the top three for the Restaurant Week ballot based on the number of nominations they received, how well the charities mobilized their supporters and the charities’ local impact. “We had fewer nominations than we did last year,” Gregory said. “But last year, we had a lot of blitz nominations where, like, a chapter of a sorority got together at the sorority house and all nominated the same charity at the same time. This year, we didn’t see as much of that.” Also, Gregory said residents focused their nominations more locally than in 2013, something she thought showed that people better understood the concept this year. Two more awards sponsors have committed funds for this year’s Restaurant Week, as well. SGK Landscapes Inc. will be the event’s Gold Plate Sponsor, committing $1,000 to the second-place charity. Insurance Associates, the event’s Silver Spoon Sponsor, has committed $500 for the third-place char-
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Starkville Police Department Assistant Police Chief John C. Thomas took the oath of office in the courthouse at City Hall Friday morning. Thomas, a 25-year veteran of the force, was promoted to the position Tuesday night during the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting. Thomas will now fill the role, which has been vacant since former assistant police chief John Outlaw retired in 2010. Mayor Parker Wiseman administered the oath. SPD Chief Frank Nichols witnessed. (Photo by Alex Holloway, SDN)
MSU professor wins IHL Diversity Award
By STEVEN NALLEY educ@starkvilledailynews.com The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees named Mississippi State University aerospace engineering professor Rani Warsi Sullivan its 2014 Diversity Educator of the Year at its meeting Thursday in Jackson. The award was part of the IHL board’s commemoration of Black History Month, and Paula Threadgill, associate director of the MSU Extension Service, was one of nine other nominees for the award. MSU President Mark Keenum introduced Sullivan before her acceptance speech, commending IHL for recognizing efforts to improve diversity in higher education. “If you’ve at any time been around Rani Sullivan, her passion and her commitment to the well-being of students is infectious,” Keenum said. “At MSU, we try our best to provide the best education we can to young people. We also want students to understand the value of integrity in how they live their lives. Most importantly, we try to instill the students with respect for others, and Dr. Sullivan is one of our leading role models in that regard on our campus.” In her acceptance speech, Sullivan said she was grateful for the award and to MSU Provost and Executive Vice President Jerry Gilbert for nominating her for the award. She said she felt the keys to fostering diversity in the classroom did not always involve consciously pursuing it. “I can tell you that professionally, I identify myself as an educator, and as such, when I walk into a classroom, all I see are students,” Sullivan said. “I don’t see race. I don’t see gender. I don’t see ethnicity. All my life I never conscientiously said, even when there was such emphasis on diversity, that I was going to embrace diversity.
MSU aerospace engineering professor Rani Sullivan, center, speaks to female engineering students at Mississippi State University as part of a panel on female leadership within the field. Her fellow panelists, from left, are Computer Science and Engineering Department Head Donna Reese and visiting assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering Jean Mohammadi-Aragh. The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees recently named Sullivan its 2014 Diversity Educator of the Year. (Photo by Steven Nalley, SDN)
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u VFW Meeting — VFW will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. followed by a business meeting at 7 p.m. For more information contact Bob Crabtree 3242298. u Starkville Reads — Starkville Reads presents Mr. Kyle Veazey, author of “Champions for Change: How the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Their Bold Coach Defied Segregation,” discussing his book. The program will take place at 7 p.m. on Feb. 25 at the Starkville Public Library. All Starkville Reads programs are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information go to starkvillereads.org. u Childbirth Class — Ellen McGuffey, CPNP with Starkville Pediatrics, will discuss Infant and Child Care. The class begins at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 and is held at Emerson Family Resource Center.  Free childcare and snacks are provided, and to register please call 320-4607.
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East Sand Creek M.B. Church will celebrate its 12th Male Choir anniversary at 3 p.m. Congregation invites choirs and community churches to attend. For more information contact Bro. Hornburge at 324-0137.
Monday
u Rotary Meeting — Starkville Rotary Club will meet at noon at The Starkville Country Club. u Nurtition Class — “Importance of Healthy Cooking” using WIC Products and more from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Emerson Family Resource Center with Sarah Smith and Frances Page, MS State Extension Service. Call 320-4607 to register. u Modern Woodmen — All Modern Woodmen Members are encouraged to join the group at 5:30 p.m. at the Mi Hacienda Mexican Restaurant in the 911 shopping center in Starkville. Meal cost is $5 per adult and $3 per child 12 and under. We will provide a special menu. Family, friends and non-members are welcome. All RSVP to Barbara Coats, Financial Representative, at 662418-7957 or barbara.r.coats@ mwarep.org. u Common Core Workshop — “Introducing Common Core” workshop for preschool parents and teachers will be held from 5-7 p.m. at Emerson Family Resource Center with Lynn Phillips, community volunteer. Call 320-4607 to register. u Pinot and Paint — The Starkville Area Arts Council is hosting “Pinot and Paint” from 7-9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express. This is a fun evening of painting, fellowship and light refreshments. Art supplies will be furnished and an instructor will guide you through the steps to produce your own painting by the end of the session. The cost if $40 per person. Limited space is available and reservations are required. Contact ellenboles@earthlink.net
Today
u African American ReadIn — Starkville Public Library is holding its first ever African American Read-In from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This event, part of the 25th National African American Read-In, is organized as a drop-in event, and participants only need spend a few minutes reading or listening to take part and be counted in the national tally. Participants can stop in anytime to read literature by African-American authors and celebrate AfricanAmerican literacy. u Exceptional Kids KickOff Party — Support Group - Parents of Exceptional Kids’ Kick-Off Party will be held from 10 a.m.-noon at Academy of Competitive & Performing Arts (ACPA) by Brittany Greer and Diana Outlaw with community volunteers. Call 3204607 to register. u Magnolia Film Festival — The 17th annual Magnolia Independent Film Festival will take place Feb. 20-22 at Hollywood Premier Cinemas as a showcase venue for independent filmmakers. For more information about the Magnolia Independent Film Festival visit www.magnoliafilmfest.com or please contact Angella Baker at magfilmfest@gmail.com. u Church Music Extravaganza — Sand Creek Chapel M.B. Church will be celebrating their second-annual Musical Extravaganza at 6 p.m. Reverend Christopher A. Mayes is the pastor, for more information call Tammy Baker 662-4188428. u Black History Celebration — Come join us at 6 p.m. for a Black History Celebration at Zion Cypress U. M. Church; located at 3743 Hwy 25 South. We will sing praise, read poems, have praise dance performances and black art showing. Bro. Phylonder Jones will do a brief speaking about our heritage. The special choir will be The Black Voices from Mississippi State University. For more information contact Lena Smith at 662-324-4674 or Rev. Eddie Hinton at 662-341-0084. u Church Program — Pleasant Grove Robinson M.B. Curch invites the public to worship at its Building Funds Program at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 9203 Hwy. 389 N. in Starkville. For more information contact DeaconLarry Tipton at 662-418-7067.
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u UDC Meeting — The United Daughters of the Confederacy will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. at Bank First on Russell Street. Sara Hubbard will present the program on “Confederate Poetry.” u Black History Program — Mt. Peiler Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its Black History Service at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature mimes, plays and skits and youth, children and adult praise dancers.
Thursday
u NARFE Meeting — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 27 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Starkville. Lunch is served at 11:30.  February is Heart Month and Mrs. Liz Varco, RN from Oktibbeha County Hospital’s Cardiac Rehab will present the program addressing Recent Advances in Heart Disease. u Project Care Meeting — Project Care Advisory Meeting will be held from 12-1 p.m. Feb. 27 at Emerson Family Resource Center with Elmarie Carr Brooks, Project Care. u Black History Play/Production — “…And the Rain Came to Mayfield,” a drama by Jason Milligan and directed by Dr. Donna L. Clevinger will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 28 and March 1 at MSU McComas Hall Mainstage. This production contains adult language and mature themes typical of 1960s Mississippi and admission is $10. The production is one of many activities presented as part of MSU’s Black History Month celebration. Invited scholars will introduce each performance as well as participate in after show discussions in our theatre lobby for interested audiences. u Financial Class — “Financial Peace University Building Strong Families” will be held at Emerson Family Resource Center from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 27 with Ethen Gillespie. Call 769-1723 to register.
Tuesday
u Civic League Meeting — Starkville Civic League will meet at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at Renasant Bank Community Room. Program will be presented by Sharon Duke from Council on Aging. Hostesses will be Chris Emplaincourt, Carolyn Boatright, Maxine Baird and Janey Stubbs. u Parenting Class — “Active Parenting - Tools to improve Parenting Skills” from 11-12 p.m. Feb. 25 at Emerson Family Resource Center with Elmarie Carr Brooks, Project Care. Call 320-4607 to register. u Kiwanis Meeting — Kiwanis will meet at noon at The Hilton Garden Inn. Presenting the program will be Jim Britt, Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Director. Visitors and prospective members are always welcome. u Computer Class — A basic computer class will be held from 3-4p.m. at Emerson Family Resource Center with Erin Brown, MSU volunteer. Call 320-4607 to register. u Cup and Chaucer Event — Nancy D. Hargrove will lead a discussion of Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” and Virginia Woolf’s “The Legacy.” at 4 p.m. at the Starkville Public Library. The stories can be found online, at the library or at bookstores. Please join us for the third session of the Cup and Chaucer series on short stories.
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u A’capalla Choir Concert — Renowned Rust College A’capella Choir in Concert will be held at 3 p.m. at Griffin United Methodist Church at 212 W. Main St. in Starkville. u Support Group — Golden Triangle Down Syndrome Support Group will meet from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 23 at Emerson Family Resource Center with Richard Davis, MS Dept. of Health. Call 320-4607 to register. u Choir Anniversary —
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u Clover Leaf Garden Club Meeting — The Clover Leaf Garden Club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Starkville
Sportsplex. For more information, call 323-3497. u ABE/GED Classes — Free ABE/GED classes are offered from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday at Emerson Family School, 1504 Louisville St. For more information call 324-4183. These classes are also offered from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday at the J. L. King Center, 700 Long St.. For more information call 3246913. u Starkville School District — SSD Lunch Applications for 2013-14 school year now available. The Office of Child Nutrition is now located on the north end of the Henderson Ward Stewart Complex. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Office of Child nutrition has also completed the direct certification process for families who automatically qualify for certain benefits and services. For more information contact Nicole Thomas at nthomas@starkville.k12.ms.us or 662-615-0021. u Storytime — Maben Public Library will have storytime at 10:00 a.m. on Fridays. Lots of fun activities along with a story with Ms. Mary. Children ages 3-6 are invited! u Mini Moo Time — The Chick-fil-A on Hwy 12 holds Mini Moo Time at 9 a.m. every Thursday. There are stories, activities, and crafts for kids six and under. The event is free. 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 LLLONG89@hotmail.com u Dulcimer and More Society — The Dulcimer & More Society will meet from 6:15-8 p.m. every first, second, fourth and fifth Thursday in the Starkville Sportsplex activities room and play at 3 p.m. on the third Saturdays at the Carrington Nursing Home. 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 662-3231338. Please see our website: http://www.starkvillesamaritanclub.org/ 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 emer-
gency 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 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 Debra Wolf at dkwolf@copper. net or call 662-323-8152. u Square dancing — Dancing and instruction on basic steps every Monday 7-9 p.m. at the Sportplex Annex, 405 Lynn Lane.  Enjoy learning with our caller and friendly help from experienced dancers. Follow the covered walk to the small building.  Look us up on Facebook “Jolly Squares”. 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 “Streams in the Desert” from noon to 1 p.m. resuming Jan. 7 at the Book Mart Cafe in downtown Starkville. For more information, please call 662312-0245. u Quilting Group Meeting — The Golden Triangle Quilters Guild meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Starkville Sportsplex Community Building. All levels of quilters are welcome. Contact Gloria Reeves at 418-7905 or Luanne Blankenship at 3237597 for more information. 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. cityofstarkville.org 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. wheat@gentiva.com. 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 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 Richard.human@msstate.edu or 662-325-8021, and string players should contact Shandy Phillips at sp867@msstate.edu 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 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 662418-1843. u Al-Anon meeting — The Starkville group meets at 8 p.m. Tuesdays upstairs at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Call 662-323-1692, 662-4185535 or 601-663-5682. 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 662-312-2935. 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 for physical healing, encouragement, or other needs. Our teams consist of Spirit-filled Christians from different local churches. 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 info@ worldaflameministries.org and visit http://www.healingrooms. com 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 www.starkvilleaa. org 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 con-
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Miss. clears Jackson schools on special education
By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON — Mississippi officials say the Jackson city school district now meets special education standards, after it nearly lost its accreditation in 2012 over problems educating students with disabilities. The state’s second-largest school district has agreed to let the state Department of Education monitor its progress through the 20142015 school year and has promised to draw up a plan to sustain the progress it’s made. Jackson Superintendent Cedrick Gray said he expects that the state’s Commission on School Accreditation, a subsidiary body under the state Board of Education, will remove Jackson’s probationary status soon. “I believe we are on the right course of making a difference in the lives of our students,” he told the state Board of Education Thursday. Gray thanked board members for deciding not to revoke accreditation in 2012. That would have allowed students to freely transfer out of the district and would have curtailed sports and extracurricular competitions. The state had been investigating problems with special education in Jackson since at least 2010. In December, the state reviewed 21 student files and determined that Jackson had corrected problems found in those cases that were sampled, according to a letter written by Tanya Bradley of the state’s Office of Special Education. “Moving forward, it is imperative the district develop and implement a comprehensive district sustainability plan; one that is powerful in action and powerful in effect to ensure continued improvement and systemic change at the Senior Citizens Building “Fun House.” RSVP to Oldmedic@aol.com. u Starkville Writer’s Group — The Starkville Writers’ Group will meet on the first and third Saturday of each month at the Book Mart in downtown Starkville. Contact Stan Brown at spb107@msstate.edu. u Brotherhood breakfast — Men and boys are welcome to attend a brotherhood breakfast at Austin Creek Church of Christ Holiness (USA) at 2298 Turkey Creek Rd. in Starkville every second Saturday of the month at 8 a.m. followed by yard work at 10 a.m. Attendees are asked to bring yard supplies. Officer elections will be held at the end of the year. Call Willie Thomas at 662-323-2748. u Casserole Kitchen — The Casserole Kitchen serves free meals to anyone in need from 6-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and lunch is served on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. All meals will be served in the Fellowship Hall (ground floor) of First Presbyterian Church in Starkville. Call 662-312-2175. u Free childbirth classes — To pre-register, call 3204607. Free childcare and snacks are provided. Space is limited. u Tutoring — New Century Mentoring & Tutoring Summer Program, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. For students pre-K through sixth grade. For more information, engineering — where her father spent so many years.” On Friday, Sullivan said she took a multi-pronged approach to diversity in education. Last fall, she said, she became faculty adviser for a newly established Women of Aerospace group designed to promote female leadership in aerospace engineering and inspire area girls to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). “Also, I work with the for all students with disabilities enrolled in the district,” she wrote. But special education advocates say progress is uneven and they still get plenty of complaints about how the district treats students with disabilities. Joy Hogge, executive director of Mississippi Families as Allies for Children’s Mental Health, said her group believes the state should not yet release Jackson from its agreement. She said there has been some progress, and while schools are doing a good job, others are not. Among the problems she cited are parents who have trouble persuading the district to do an initial assessment of a child’s disabilities, especially in a comprehensive fashion. She also said that teachers are not following the individualized education plans that have been written for other children. Hogge also said that the district still struggles to handle call 662-418 3930. u Longview Baptist Church — Longview Baptist Church, 991 Buckner St., Longview, has Sunday school at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m., discipleship training at 5:15 p.m., evening worship at 6 p.m. and Wednesday prayer meeting at 6:30 p.m. For more informatin, contact Pastor Larry W. Yarber at 662-769-4774, or email ynyministry@yahoo. com. u Beth-el M.B. Church — Beth-el MB Church,1766 MS Highway 182 West, Starkville, has morning worship at 8 and 10:45 a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., children’s church on second Sundays at 10:45 a.m., midmorning Bible study on Wednesday at 11 a.m. and a prayer meeting on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact 662-324-0071. u Volunteer Starkville — Have you been looking for the right volunteer opportunity for you? Or maybe you are a nonprofit organization needing help recruiting volunteers for your cause or event? We at Volunteer Starkville can help you find volunteer opportunities that match your interests and can assist your organization in your volunteer recruitment efforts at no cost.Contact us today by phone (662) 268-2865 or email at info@volunteerstarkville.org, and be sure to visit our website at www.volunteerstarkville.org. u Volunteer with Gentiva Bagley College of Engineering’s Office of Diversity and the wonderful programs they offer,” Sullivan said. “They have the Image Bridge program for incoming freshmen from underrepresented groups. I have also worked with our county high schools ... as well as international students, because I serve as faculty adviser for the Muslim Student Association.” Sullivan said diversity in higher education was important to her because she
children with behavioral disorders. “I think there needs to be a lot more evidence that the district is listening to parents when they say that their child has a disability,” Hogge said Thursday. A lawsuit against the state Department of Education claiming it hasn’t addressed “systemic” failings in Jackson special education is still pending. The state has asked that it be dismissed, saying in part that the plaintiffs didn’t exhaust their administrative appeals before going into court. Corrie Cockrell, a lawyer for the Southern Poverty Law Center, one of the groups representing the plaintiffs, said she thought the state’s review was too narrow because too much of it had focused on only 21 files. “We are disappointed that MDE reviewed such a small number of cases to make this determination,” Cockrell said Friday.
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tact Bobbie Walton at 662-3235108. u Senior Center activities — The Starkville Senior Enrichment Center on Miley Drive will host Party Bridge on Mondays and Fridays at 1:30 p.m. Senior Game Day will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Stitching with Marie will be held Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with afternoon visiting following. For more information, call 662324-1965. u Alzheimer’s meetings — The Starkville Church of Christ (1107 East Lee Blvd.) will host the monthly meeting of the Alzheimer’s Support Group on each first Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to encourage and support caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s Syndrome. For more information, call 3231499. u Health workshops — A series of free workshops on health and fitness for all ages will be held on the first and third Mondays of each month at West Oktibbeha County High School at 39 Timberwolf Drive in Maben at 5 p.m. Call 662-242-7962. u Gentle Yoga — Gentle yoga will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church at 607 Hospital Road in Starkville. The course is free and tailored
to beginners. u Community call-in prayer service — The Peter’s Rock Temple COGIC will sponsor a call-in prayer service for those in need on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon and Sundays 9-11 a.m. Leave your name, number and prayer request and the Prayer Team will contact you. Call 662-615-4001. u SLCE Cancer Support Group — The SCLE Cancer Support Group will meet every first Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Second Baptist Church on 314 Yeates St. in Starkville. Call 662-323-8775 or 601527-1553. u Project HELP — Project HELP with Family Centered Programs and the Starkville School District is a grant funded project that can assist “homeless” students in the district and provides school uniforms, school supplies, personal hygiene items, and\or in-school tutoring. Call Mamie Guest or Cappe Hallberg at 662-3242551. u PROJECT CLASS — PROJECT CLASS is seeking volunteers who wish to make a difference in the life of a young student by practicing reading and arithmetic with them in a one-on-one session for one hour per week. Call 662-3233322. u Sassy Sirens Game Day — On the first Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m., the Sassy Sirens will host a Game Day neering at MSU who was born in india, migrated to the U.S. in 1967, and began teaching fluid dynamics and engineering mechanics one year later. Like Sullivan, Keenum paid tribute to Warsi in his remarks Thursday. “Dr. Sullivan is somewhat of a legacy,” Keenum said. “Her father, Dr. Warsi, was a very distinguished member of our faculty for 41 years. Now, she’s a member of the very same department — aerospace
Hospice — Gentiva Hospice is looking for dynamic volunteers to join our team. Areas of interest may include home visits, phone calls, letter or card writing, and crafts or baking for patients. Volunteers can donate as little as one hour per week or much more. Also, we are looking for Veteran volunteers for our “We Honor Veterans” program. Contact Dori Jenrette at 662-615-1519 or dori.jenrette@yahoo.com. u Disaster Action Team — American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to join the Disaster Action Teams (DAT) to respond to disasters as soon as possible in order to help anyone who has been affected. Training is required and provided by American Red Cross. Interested volunteers may contact Cheryl Kocurek at 842-6101 or cheryl. kocurek@redcross.org. u Crisis line volunteer — Contact Helpline seeks volunteers to take phone line shifts in four- to eight-hour segments answering the Crisis lines. This is great for students learning in the psychology and family studies field and for elderly or retired individuals looking to give back to the community. Volunteers must attend a comprehensive crisis training class. For more information, contact Kat Speed at 327-2968 or contactgtrvista@cableone.net. u Food and clothing ministry — The Rock Hill United Methodist Church will hold a believed it would produce a stronger nation and world. “I think that for greater international stability and producing a strong workforce for our nation, diversity is critical,” Sullivan said. “A wellrounded workforce is going to enhance culture and vitality everywhere. Globally, it promotes civic and international security. It starts out small and it gives a lot of fulfillment, but it has very far-reaching and important impact.”
free clothing and canned food ministry from 8-11 a.m. each Monday, Tuesday and Saturday. For more information, call Donna Poe at 323-8871 or Pastor Jerome Wilson at 3122935. u Knitting Guild —The Golden Triangle Knitting Guild meets on the fourth Thursday of every month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Room #204 of the First United Methodist Church in Starkville (200 Lampkin Street). Knitters of all skill levels are welcomed! For more information, contact GTKG President Emily Marett at marettemily@yahoo.com or visit http://goldentriangleknitters. blogspot.com. u Homesteading Classes — The Mississippi Modern Homesteading Center offers classes in crochet, knitting and other fiber arts, including help on specific projects. Classes are held Fridays at 11 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Cost is $14, or $9 for MMHC members. For more information, call (713) 412-7026 or email coffeedogcrochet@att.net. u Bible Study — I Am Somebody Restoration Outreach Women/Children Destiny Foundation will begin a Bible study from 10 a.m. to noon each Tuesday at 2031/2 N. Lafayette St. The theme is “Get Up Woman.” Shavell Rice is the evangelist. Contact her at 662-418-7132 for more information.
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“This was just something at home,” Sullivan added. “I was raised by such loving, gentle hands, and my parents were both very quiet. My father was a very quiet person. We were never sat down and told what was right or wrong. It was more what they did.” Sullivan’s father is the late Zahir U. Warsi, a professor emeritus of aerospace engi-
Sullivan said she was honored to receive the award and pleased with MSU’s commitment to diversity. She said MSU had provided a strong platform for many faculty, staff and students on campus to embrace diversity in natural ways. “I believe the highest quality of education is only possible when it is intrinsically integrated with diversity,” Sullivan said. “Including everyone helps us all.”
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ity. In Starkville’s inaugural Restaurant Week, the top charity received $5,000 and the other two had to settle for the fun and the exposure. Gregory said she was grateful
to the business sponsors that guaranteed each of the top three charities would win a cash prize this year. “Last year, our goal was to get a top-charity sponsor,” Gregory said. “This year, with Cadence signing on for a second year (as the top charity sponsor), we were able to fo-
cus on obtaining other sponsors (for second- and thirdplace). … But we wanted the award amounts between first and second place to be far apart so the charities would strive for the top prize.” CVB Board member Melissa Dixon called this year’s top three a strong slate of de-
serving charities about which many would be excited. “We still have a good variety of causes so everyone can find somebody to get behind,” Dixon said. “After the top three charities are announced, those charities need to hit the ground running spreading the word about their causes. Don’t
be shy about telling people about your organizations.” Each selected charity is expected to mobilize its supporters to eat at participating restaurants throughout the week, Gregory said, and use all their avenues of communication, particularly social media, to promote Restaurant Week.
Despite GSDP limiting restaurant participants to Partnership members, Gregory said Friday that 36 had signed up, besting the 33 participating restaurants in the event’s non-restricted first year. She said the Partnership would release the final restaurant list in the coming weeks.
The family of the Late Derrick Michael Fox Thank you...
The kind generosity of good friends like you has been a great help to us during this very difficult time. My family and I would like to offer our most sincere thanks for the acts of kindness you have shown in memory of Derrick Fox. Thank you so very much for your loving support. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we do the same for you.
Sincerely yours, Dianne Fox and Family
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After the storm God will take care of you By Gary Andrews
gary@gadevotionals.com
Over the past ten years my wife and I have been through two disastrous tornadoes. The deadly storms created havoc with entire neighborhoods and took several lives. In the aftermath of each one I was very pleased to see the response of people throughout the town. People from several states came to help, some as far away as the Great Lakes region. The nature of American people is good. The reaction of these people has helped untold thousands that have gone through destruction. They brought food, water, and other necessities of life, but most of all they brought brotherly and unconditional love to the ones that were hurting. The Bible tells us to be accountable to Christian brothers. Philippians 2:4 says, “Let each of you look out not only for his own
interests, but also for the interests of others.” On both occasions I witnessed many students, both in high school and college, come to the aid of their fellowman with clean-up crews. These kids wanted to help in someway and after all of the emergency personnel had completed their jobs then these young people jumped in and worked very hard to alleviate some of the pressures and the pain that these tornado victims were going through. God is good! His people are wonderful people and willing to help in any way they can. There have been countless others that have contributed monetarily because they were physically unable to work or couldn’t leave their jobs to come and help. People from all over the Unites States have called and/or sent money to help in the clean-up and rebuilding of these devastated areas. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 sums up the actions of these people as it says, “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward
for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up.” When we know Jesus as our Lord and Savior He will take care and provide for us. Even the ones who don’t know Him personally have been helped by the ones that do and maybe their Christian views have shown what God can do for everyone. Prayer: Thank you Lord for being a great God and taking care of our needs. Even in the times of disasters you have always been there for us and provided for us. Amen. (Suggested daily Bible readings: Sunday - Romans 12:9-13; Monday - 1 Corinthians 12:26; Tuesday - Proverbs 18:24; Wednesday - John 13:34-35; Thursday - Isaiah 32:17; Friday Philippians 4:10-20; Saturday James 5:7-20.) A096-10 Gary Andrews is the author of Encouraging Words: 30-days in God’s Word. To obtain a copy go to his website gadevotionals.com.
ANGLIZCAN ST. DAVID’S AT MAYHEW 549 Mayhew Rd. Mayhew 1928-BCP Sunday Worship 10 am • 312-5366 • 386-8481 APOSTOLIC APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY OF JESUS CHRIST 113 N. Lafayette St. • 324-1741 Sunday School 9:45 am • Worship 11:15 am VICTORY APOSTOLIC FAITH CHURCH 1230 Boyd Rd. • 324-1788 Sunday School 9:45 am • Worship 11:30 am ASSEMBLY OF GOD FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 218 Louisville • 323-6207 • Pastor Scott Riley Worship 10:45 am & 6 pm BAPTIST ADATON BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday Morning Worship: 9:15am Fellowship & Refreshment: 10:25am Sunday School: 10:45am • Evening Worship: 6:00pm Wednesday night Worship: 6:15pm 2872 Hwy 182 West • 662-323-3735 Website: www.adaton.org ANTIOCH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Worship 11 am BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 2501 Bethel Road • 324-0790 Sunday School 9:45 am • Sunday Worship 11 am BETHEL M.B. CHURCH Hwy 82 West • 324-0071 Sunday School 9:30 am • Worship 8 am & 10:45 am Wed. Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm BETHESDA BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC) 2096 Bethesda Road, Crawford •272-8734 • Pastor Allen Dees Sunday Bible Study 10 am, Worship 11 am & 7 pm Wed. Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 7 pm BROADMOOR BAPTIST CHURCH Horseshoe Drive (off Hwy. 12 W.) Sunday Services 10:30 am & 6:30 pm • 323-4026 CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH 405 North Jackson • 323-1448 • www.cbcstarkville.com Sundays: Bible Communities at 9:15 am Morning Worship 10:30 am, Serving & Taining 5-7 pm Wed. Celebration Service at 6:30 pm CENTER GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 1784 Center Grove Rd., Maben • 323-4811 Bible Communities 9:15 am • Worship 10:30 am Ministry & Training 5 pm • Youth @ House 5 pm CHRISTIAN FAITH M.B. CHURCH 701 Whitfield St. • 320-4208 • Sunday School 10 am Morning Worship 11 am • Bible Study Wednesday 7 pm CROSSPOINT Worship 10:30 am • Sportsplex - 405 Lynn Lane Pastor Scott Cappleman • discovercrosspoint.org DAYSTAR CHURCH Worship: Sunday 4 pm & Thursday 6:30 pm 305 Lynn Lane • Pastor Charles Smith • 341-1983 EAST SAND CREEK M.B. CHURCH 324-3454 • Sunday School 9:45 am • Wed. Bible Study 7 pm EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 1350 Old Hwy 12 • 324-1000 Sunday School 10 am • Worship 11 am FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 1804 South Montgomery Street • 323-9333 Sunday School 10am • Worship 11 am FAITH BAPTIST AT PUGH’S MILL Pugh’s Mill Church Road • Hwy 25 S • 662-779-2797 Minister Rev. Albert Bisson • Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:30pm FAITH & WORKS COMMUNITY CHURCH Rev. Dr. William A. Headd • 403 W. MLK Dr. Sunday School 9:30 am • Sunday Worship 11 am Wed. Prayer Meeting 6 pm • Bible Study 6:30 pm FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 1491 Frye Rd. • 320-9988 • Pastor R. C. "Dickie" Bryan Sunday School 9:15 am • Worship 10:30 am & 6 pm Wed. Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm • Monthly Family Night Supper 6 pm www.fellowshipbaptiststarville.net FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, LONGVIEW Longview Road • 324-6191 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 106 E. Lampkin Street • 323-5633 • www.fbcstark.org Pastor, Chip Stevens • Sunday School 9:00 and 10:30 am Worship 9:00 and 10:30 am • Evening Worship 5:00 pm Wed. Supper 5:00 pm • Wed. Youth 5:30 pm Wed. Discipleship 5:45 pm FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. Tommy Temple • Maben • 263-4214 FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH Craig Springs Road, Stugis • 465-8806 • Sunday School 10am Worship 11am & 7pm • Disciple Training 6pm GRACE TEMPLE M.B. CHURCH Hwy 82 East, Starkville • 323-1003 GREATER EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH Oktoc Road • 323-7838 • Worship 11am & 6pm JOSEY CREEK M.B. CHURCH 4821 MS Highway 182 • Starkville • 662-323-6415 Sunday School 9:30am • Worship 11am LIFE RENEWAL COMMUNITY CHURCH 300 Yeates Street • Bibles Study Tuesday 6:30 Sunday School 9:30am • Worship 11am LONGVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH Larry W. Yarber, Pastor, 662-769-4774 2016 Buckner St. • 323-4470 • Kay Verral, Pianist Sunday School 10am • Sun. Worship 11am & 6pm Discipleship Training 5:15pm • Wed. Bible Study 6:30pm MEADOWVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH 300 Linden Circle • 323-2963 • Sunday School 9am Worship 10:15am & 6pm • Disciple Training 4:45 pm MOUNT PELIER M.B. CHURCH 840 N. Jackson Street • 323-7407 MOUNT OLIVET M.B CHURCH 1011 Mount Olive Road • 323-9173 MORGAN CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH Route 2, Box 138-A, Sturgis • Sunday School 10 am Preaching 11 am & 7 pm • Church Training 6 pm Wed. Night Meeting 7 pm • Youth Organizations 7 pm MULDROW FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Osborn Road • Worship Service 11 am 1st & 4th Sundays NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH David Fedrick, Pastor • 662-323-7989 1541 New Hope Church Road, Starkville Sunday School 10 am • Sunday Worship 11am • Wed Night 6pm
PILGRIM’S REST BAPTIST CHURCH Longview Rd., Route 5, Box 367 • 323-1214 PINE GROVE M.B. CHURCH 1090 Bluff Lake • 323-7039 Sunday School 9:30 am • Worship 11 am PLEASANT GROVE M.B. CHURCH 1914 Moor High Road • 272-8740 Sunday School 9:45 am • Worship 11 am PLEASANT RIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday School 10 am • Worship 11 am & 6 pm Wed. 6 pm • Pleasant Ridge Road, Sturgis NEW PRAIRIE GROVE M.B. CHURCH 1491 Bluefield Road • Sam Bonner, Sr., Pastor Church: 324-0701 • Van Ministry: 418-1401 Sunday School 9:00 am • Worship 10:15 am SAND CREEK CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH OF ROCKHILL 2234 Rockhill Road 283-4069 • 323-3268 SECOND BAPTIST M.B. CHURCH 314 Yeates St• 323-6177 • Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:50 • Pastor Joseph Stone SELF CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH Brown Rd. • 324-1120 • Sunday School 10 am Worship 11 am & 6:00 pm SPRING HILL M.B. CHURCH 323-3154 • Sun School 9:45 am • Worship 11 am Wed Prayer Service 6:30 pm STARKVILLE COMMUNITY CHURCH 1004 Lynn Lane • 324-6009 • Pastor Dr. Lloyd Humphrey Bible Study 9:30 am • Worship 10:45 am & 6 pm ST. PAUL M.B. CHURCH 2231 Hwy 389 N. Sunday School 9:30 am • Worship 10:30 am • Wed 6:30 pm Boys and Girls Club Columbus Bible Study Tuesdays 7 pm STURGIS BAPTIST CHURCH 827 Main Street, Rt 1, Sturgis • 465-7420, 465-7558 TRAVELERS REST M.B. CHURCH Hwy 82 E, Mathiston• 263-4542 • Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 5 pm • Wed. Night 7 pm UNION HILL BAPTIST CHURCH 1147 Marion Rd. • 323-4308 WAKE FOREST BAPTIST CHURCH 2460 Sturgis-Maben Road South, Sturgis • Worship 11 am & 7 pm UNIVERSITY BAPTIST Wesley Foundation-E. Lee Blvd • 323-8805 Sunday Bible Study 9:30 am • Worship 10:45 am CATHOLIC ST. JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH 607 University Drive • 323-2257 Sun. Worship 9am, 11:30 am & 5:30 pm • Sun. School 10:15 am CHURCH OF CHRIST AUSTIN CHURCH OF CHRIST HOLINESS USA 2298 Turkey Creek Rd • 323-5473 Sunday School 9:30 am • Worship 11 am STARKVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST 1107 East Lee Boulevard • Sun. Worship 10 am & 5 pm Sun. School 9 am • Wed. Bible Study 7 pm FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST HOLINESS 609 Gillespie Street • 324-1034 NORTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST 1200 N. Montgomery • Wed. Bible Study 7 pm Sunday Bible Study 9:30 am • Worship 10:30 am & 6 pm NORTH MONTGOMERY CHURCH OF CHRIST Sunday 9:30 am, 3 pm • Wed. 7 pm • 324-9598 PINE GROVE CHURCH OF CHRIST HOLINESS, USA Elder George Miller • Highway 25 South • 324-3850 CHURCH OF GOD CHURCH OF GOD 701 S. Montgomery • 323-0352, 323-4709 CHURCH OF GOD 1999 Silver Ridge Road, Starkville • 465-9900 Worship Services 10 am & 5:30 pm PETERS ROCK CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST 223 Martin Luther King Dr. • 323-5119 STARKVILLE CHURCH OF GOD 100 Locksley Way • Starkville • 323.0352 Worship Services 8:30 am & 10:00 am 9:45 am Sunday School ST. MARK CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST Highway 25 South • 324-0317, 494-4794 EPISCOPAL EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION 105 N. Montgomery 323-3483 • Sunday School 9:15 am Sunday 8 AM, 10:30 AM • Noon on Thursdays INTERDENOMINATIONAL NEW HORIZONS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 1010 Victory Lane, Starkville • 662-648-9007 Sunday 10:30 am • www.newhorizonstarkville.com ISLAMIC MOSQUE OF STARKVILLE 204 Herbert St.• Jumuah (prayer) Friday 1-2 pm Ta'leem (service) Sunday 1 pm Iman Oda - prayer leader • 662-722-2955 JEWISH CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL (URJ) 717 2nd Avenue North , Columbus 324-1273 Friday evening 7:30 pm • ms002.urj.net LUTHERAN ST. LUKE LUTHERAN CHURCH 1104 Louisville Street • 323-3050 Sunday School 9:30 am • Worship 10:30 am METHODIST ADATON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2128 Reed Rd. • 320-4010 Worship 11 am • Sunday School 9:45 am ALDERSGATE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 820 Evergreen • 323-4657 • aldersgate@bellsouth.net Sunday School 9 am • Sunday Worship 10 am ARTESIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Reverend Walt Porter Sunday School 10 am • Sunday Worship 11 am BELL CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Eddie J. Hinton • 323-4871 • 1450 Old Hwy. 12 Sunday School 10 am • Worship 1st & 3rd Sundays 11 am BIG CREEK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH & STURGIS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sturgis • 258-7072 • Sunday School 9:30 am • Worship 10:30 am CHURCH OF BOYD CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST Route 2, Sturgis FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 200 West Lampkin • 323-5722 • 8:30am Traditional Worship 9:30am Gathering Place • 10am Sunday School 11 am Contemporary Worship • 11 am Traditional Worship
6 pm Evening Worship GRIFFEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 323-1363 • Elder Eddie Lee Jones, Pastor Sunday School 8:30 am • Worship Service 9:30 am LINDSEY CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1670 Old West Point Road at Section Road • 323-4057 LONGVIEW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1948 Longview Road • 324-2308 Worship 9:30 am • Sunday School 10:30 am JONES CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2627 East Tibbee Rd, West Point • 494-3020 Worship 2nd, 4th Sundays 11:30 am Sunday School 10 am • Bible Study Tuesday 6 pm MABEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Maben • 263-8168 NEW LIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Eddie Hinton • 323-4871 • 2866 New Light Rd. • 312-5402 NEW ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2169 S. Montgomery St. • 324-0789 • Rev. Tyrone Stallings, Sr Sunday School 9:30 am, Worship 11 am, 3rd Sunday Worship 8 am PLAIR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1673 Finley Dr. • 324-0036 • Pastor Kenny Casey PLEASANT HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Hwy 82 W. 11 miles outside Starkville • 1st Sunday of month 11 am PUGH’S MILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1948 Longview Road • 324-2308 • Worship 2:30 pm ROCKHILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rockhill Road • 323-7047, 323-5696 ZION CYPRUS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Hwy 25 South • Sunday School 10 am • Worship 11 am NAZARINE WESLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Sunday 10 am • 305 Lynn Lane • 323-7453 • Pastor Randy Witbeck NON-DENOMINATIONAL ANOTHER DIMENSION CHRISTIAN CENTER Pastors Maurice & Stacy Peterson • 610 Yellow Jacket Drive 662-324-1050 • Sunday Worship 10:30 am • Wednesday 7 pm CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD 305 Jarnigan Street • 323-8839, 323-6471 FINDING YOUR WAY THROUGH CHRIST MINISTRIES Pastor Ken Ashford • 783 Blocker Rd Sunday Worship 11am • Wednesday Bible Study 6:30pm FULL GOSPEL INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES INC. Dr. Maxine Hall, Pastor 1504 19th St. North, Columbus • 328-9231 Sunday School 9:30 am • Sunday Service 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study or Intercessory Prayer at 6:30 pm Wednesday Children's Church 6 pm GRACE EMMANUEL FULL GOSPEL Maben-Sturgis Road, Maben 324-1141 • Worship 11 am & 7 pm GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH 11am & 7pm on Sundays Holiday Inn Express, Hwy 12, Starkville HOUSE OF LIFE FREEDOM MINISTRY CHURCH 1742 Old West Point Rd • 662.324.3100 Donnell Wicks, Pastor • Sunday Worship 8 am & 11 am Sunday School 9:45 am • Wed. Bible Study 6 pm THE HEART OF COMPASSION MINISTRIES 231 Weatherspoon Dr., Hwy 45 N, Crawford 662-769-7567 or 662-646-0060 Rev. George S. Datson, Pastor • Sunday Worship 11 am Sunday School 10 am am • Thurs. Bible Study 7 pm JESUS OF NAZARETH Rockhill Road • Worship 11:30 am • 324-3493 KINGDOM VISION INTERNATIONAL CHURCH 3193 Hwy 69 S, Columbus • 327-1960 • Elder R.J. Matthews, Pastor Tue. Bible Study 7 pm • Worship 8:30 & 11 am Sun. School 10 am LIFE CHURCH Sunday 10 am Hollywood Premier Cinemas • 684-9099 www.lifechurchms.com • John & Laura Daniels, pastor LOVE CITY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 305 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. • Starkville • 601-553-8150 Apostle Lamorris Richardson Pastor NEW COVENANT CHURCH 200 W. Garrard Road • 323-4555, 323-4789 • Worship 10:45 am NEW LIFE WORSHIP CENTER Corner Old West Point Road & Pleasant Ridge Road 465-6418 • Sunday 10 am & 6 pm THE CHAPEL Boys & Girls Club • 911 Lynn Lane Sunday 10:30 am • Danny Gardner 662-312-6317 WORD IN ACTION MINISTRIES CHRISTIAN CENTER 2648 Tom St., Sturgis • 242-7235 Wed. Bible study 7 pm • Sunday School 10 am • Worship 11 am LIFE RENEWAL COMMUNITY CHURCH FELLOWSHIP 300 Yeates St. • Worship 11 am • Tue. Bible Study 6:30 pm VICTORY CENTER CHURCH Hwy 23 S, Linden Circle • Bishop Michael Boyd & Dr. Retha Boyd Sunday 9 am • Wed. Bible Study 7 pm • Joy Night Fri. 7 pm TV Broadcast, Channel 5: Sat 7 pm, Sun 9 am WORD IN ACTION MINISTRY CHRISTIAN CENTER 2648 Tom St. • Sturgis, MS 39769 • 662-230-3182 Sunday School-10:00 AM • Morning Service-11:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study-7:00 PM Pastor Curtis Davis • mdavis43@hotmail.com PENTECOSTAL FAITH TEMPLE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Hwy. 12 East, Sturgis • Sunday School 9:45 am • Service 11 am THE GOOD STEWARD PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 1599 Hwy. 25 South • 494-6661, 295-5207 TRUTH TABERNACLE 1410 Hwy 182 East • Pastor Kenny Childers • 323-6892 Sunday 3 pm • Wed. 7:30 pm PRESBYTERIAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA) 307 University Drive • 323-1994 • Worship 8:30 am & 11 am GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PCA) Academy Rd • 324-0180 • Worship 11 am • Sun. School 9:45 am TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA) 607 Hospital Road • 323-9340 • trinity@trinitypcusa.org Worship 9:30 am • Sunday School 11 am QUAKER STARKVILLE FRIENDS MEETING (FGC) 10:30 - 2nd & 4th Sundays • 323-5277 • 312-1052
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Obituaries
Tommy F. Abraham, Sr.
Tommy F. Abraham, Sr., 87, a retired salesman for Clarksdale Motors, died February 18, 2014 at Community Hospice in Verona, MS. Visitation was Thursday, February 20, 2014, 9:00-10:45 A.M. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale, MS. Funeral services followed at 11:00 A.M. with burial in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS handled the arrangements. Mr. Abraham attended St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Survivors include: daughters; Susan Abraham Sandlin of Oxford, MS; Cathy Abraham Mitchell of Southaven, MS; Angela Abraham of New Orleans, LA. Sons; Joseph Abraham of Memphis, TN; Johnny Abraham of Oxford, MS; Jimmy Abraham of Starkville, MS; Nicky Abraham of Baton Rouge, LA; Tommy Abraham, Jr. of Sugar Land, TX. Brother; Jerry Abraham of Birmingham, AL. He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Sue Eakin Abraham, and his parents, Rashida and William Abraham. Memorials may be sent to Tommy and Sue Abraham Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that provides scholarships to promising young musicians with limited resources. Memorial donations may be mailed to the Foundation at 8556 Jefferson Highway, Suite B, Baton Rouge, LA. 70809. Eubanks of Jacksonville, Florida. Survivors include her husband, Howard Lee Bullman; son, Mark Bullman and wife LaDonna of Starkville, MS; son, Craig Bullman and wife Joyce of Brandon, MS; son, Paul Bullman and wife Sean of Houma, LA; sister, Helen Gibson of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Mark, Jr. and Katie (Mark), Cody and Chase (Craig), Blythe, Tabitha, Chelsea, (Paul) and three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Starkville, MS.  Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. preceding the service.  Inurnment will follow the service at the Church of the Resurrection’s columbarium. The family would like to give special thanks to her caretakers, Tia Parker, Georgia and Gully Warren, Kimberlyn Vickers, Felicia Tutton, Dora Tate, Fannie Johnson, and Alvis Lewis. Memorials may be sent to the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 105 N. Montgomery St., Starkville, MS 39759 or to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305. You may go online and sign the guest register at: www. welchfuneralhomes.com.
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Mrs. Hazel Palmer Kemp, 89, died Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 22nd, at Harmony Baptist Church, with Rev. Jerry Lundy officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Harmony Cemetery. Mrs. Kemp was born August 18, 1924, in Winston County, Mississippi. She was a homemaker and a former employee of Spartus Corp. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert C. Kemp; and her parents, Amzonia and Carlos A. Palmer. She is survived by a daughter, Charlotte Ann (Maurice) Clay of Louisville; two sons, Danny (Pam) Kemp and Terry (Cathy) Kemp, both of Starkville; 7 grandchildren, Joe Clay, Susan Clay Jackson, Daniel Kemp, Angie Kemp Banks, Emily Kemp Lesley, Edward Kemp, and Elizabeth Kemp; and 14 great grandchildren. To sign the guest register, go to www.porterfuneralhome. net
Rachel Henderson Bullman
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Tupelo 61/35
Rachel Henderson Bullman, 80, died on February 17, 2014 at her home after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. Rachel was born on January 25, 1934, in Carthage, MS.  Her family moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 1948.  She married Howard Lee Bullman, naval aviator on April 28, 1956 in Howard’s home town of Rolla, Missouri.  The couple moved from coast to coast with Howard’s naval career.  Upon Commander Howard Bullman’s retirement in 1975 from NAS Meridian, they moved to Jackson, Mississippi, where they lived until Howard’s retirement from the United Way of Jackson  After a few years of travel, and a brief residency in Niceville, Florida, the couple moved to Starkville, Mississippi where they have lived since 2005. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Thomas Laford and Ruth Carol Henderson; sister, Hazel Henderson
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Trader Sal Suarino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. U.S. stocks are inching higher in early trading, putting the Standard & Poor’s 500 index on track for its third straight week of gains. (Photo by Richard Drew, AP)
Early gain fades for stocks; S&P 500 declines
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks slipped on Friday, pushing the market to a weekly loss, as investors assessed the latest round of company earnings. Express Scripts, the largest U.S. pharmacy benefits manager, fell after its fourth-quarter earnings slipped, hurt by the loss of UnitedHealth, a large customer. Groupon plunged after the online deals company said it expects to post a loss this quarter and issued a weak outlook for the year. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose in early trading Friday and had almost wiped out its loss for the year by late morning, climbing to within two points of it record close. By late afternoon the index started to turn lower. The stock market has gained this month after getting a boost from decent corporate earnings for the fourth quarter and optimism that the economy will start to pull out of its winter slump as the weather improves. While investors have been willing to overlook much of the weak economic data this month, they appear reluctant to push the stock market back above its recent highs before they see firmer evidence that the economy is sustaining its recovery. Investors are “giving the economic data points a bit of a free pass, but at the same time they’re not fully convinced either,” said Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Banyan Partners, a wealth management firm. The S&P 500 index fell 3.53 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,836.25. The index lost 2.38 points for the week and is now 12 points below its record close of 1,848.38, set Jan. 15. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 29.93 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,103.30. The Nasdaq composite dropped 4.13 points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,263.41. Among individual stocks, Express Scripts fell $3.11, or 4 percent, to $74.01 after it reported its results. Groupon plunged $2.25, or 21.9 percent, to $8.03 after the online deals company said it was ramping up its marketing campaign and forecast 2014 pre-tax earnings to be only slightly higher than last year. Stock investors have had a bumpy ride so far this year. The S&P 500 was down almost 6 percent for the year at the start of February amid concerns about slowing growth in China and other emerging markets, as well as worries about the state of the U.S. economy.
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Saturday, February 22, 2014
High School Football
Davis to join Jackets
Quarterback makes the move from New Hope to SHS
By DANNY P. SMITH sports@starkvilledailynews.com It appears that the Starkville Yellowjackets have found their quarterback for next season. With that, Brady Davis has also found his team. The process has been complete for Davis to transfer from New Hope High School in Lowndes County and will enroll at SHS on Monday. Davis will fill a void left at quarterback for the Jackets upon the graduation of Princeton Jones. “It’s a huge blessing to be able to pick up a kid like him,” SHS football coach Jamie Mitchell said of Davis. “We’re fortunate to be in the right place for his mom to move to and it worked out. We had no idea that was even in the cards, but we are very thankful that it did. “I’ve had a chance to meet Brady and he’s a polished, sharp young man and our hope is too that we can make this a good situation for him by surrounding him with some players and playing one of the top leagues in the state of Mississippi.” Mitchell said Davis’ paperwork will be sent on Monday and Mississippi High School Activities Association has already been made aware of the situation. Davis believes Starkville will be “a good fit” for him to continue his career. “They’ve got a lot of talent down there,” Davis said. “I’ve been able to throw to the guys a couple of times after school and getting to come down to Starkville. I’ve seen a
Quarterback Brady Davis (10) will be able to participate in spring football practice with the Starkville Yellowjackets after a transfer from New Hope. (Photos by Lee Adams)
lot of great players from what little I’ve been there and I’m just ready to get started, get in the weight room with the guys and get spring training underway.” Davis put up some impressive numbers as a member of the Trojans over the past three seasons. He completed 165-of-328 pass attempts for 2,626 yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior last season and rushed 111 times for 220 yards and
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High School Basketball
Lady Jackets drop decision in region final
By JASON EDWARDS sports@starkvilledailynews.com MADISON – The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets didn’t find the success they were looking for Friday evening. Even though the Lady Jackets fought hard, in the end a 60-53 victory went in favor of the Northwest Rankin Lady Cougars in the Class 6A, Region 3 championship. “You know where it says if anything can go wrong, it will go wrong, well it happened for us,” Starkville coach Kristie Williams said. “We took shots that we normally would take and the rim was just unkind to us. They fought hard. They did not give up. You can easily hang your heads when your shots are not falling, but we didn’t do that. We kept pushing it and hats off to Northwest. They came in and from the jump, they were ready to play.” Despite four points apiece from seniors Blair Schaefer and Imane Montgomery in the first quarter, Starkville was unable to top Northwest Rankin, which enjoyed a six-point advantage of 14-8. Schaefer opened the second quarter of action on a 6-0 run, but following that, the Lady Cougars took over moving out to a 22-14 lead compliments of an 8-0 run, but Montgomery cut the run short with a basket. Montgomery added a second basket before Schaefer rounded out scoring for Starkville with a pair of free throws. Northwest Rankin managed to get the final basket of the half allowing them to carry a 26-20 lead into the break. As competition resumed, Montgomery added a couple more to her total with a pair of free throws. Daija Williams joined in offensively with free throws of her own. Schaefer also claimed her stake in the free-throw party with four making it 34-28. Kelsey Jones picked up her first points of the night followed by two more free throws from Schaefer pulling the Lady Jackets within two at 34-32. With 1:37 remaining in the third period, Montgomery provided a basket to tie things up at 34-34. Some quick scoring from the Lady Cougars put things back The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets break huddle after in their favor at 38-34. Jones brought Starkville back within two, but Northwest Rankin secured the final points placing them ahead a timeout during Friday night’s Class 6A, Region 3 championship game against Northwest Rankin. (Photo by See GIRLS | Page 12 Jason Edwards, SDN)
Starkville boys battle, but can’t overcome MC
By JASON EDWARDS sports@starkvilledailynews.com
MADISON – Ask Starkville boys basketball coach Greg Carter about his team’s game on Friday night and he will quickly tell you it was just not the Yellowjackets night. After getting down early, the Jackets did all they could, but it was not enough as Madison Central picked the Class 6A, Region 3 championship with a 57-39 victory. “We were not very good defensively or offensively in the very beginning,” Carter said. “We didn’t guard very well and once we adjusted to that, they had already built a bit of a lead. We played uphill the rest of the game. We never got over the hump, but my hats off to them.” As the game got underway, Madison Central picked up the first points of the game, but Jarell Nurse stood ready to tie it back up. The Jaguars took it back out to a three-point game. This time it was Dontavious Self with the basket pulling Starkville within one at 5-4. After a 5-0 run from the Jaguars, Jontavious Baker came through for the Jackets making it 10-6 before Zeb Rice provided a 3-pointer for Starkville. Nurse got his second points of the game making it 13-11 heading into the final moments of the first period. Starkville scored once more off a basket from Self, but Madison Central ended the period on offense to carry a 2013 lead into the second period. The Jaguars opened the next 8 minutes of action offensively before Self provided a free throw to break things up. Richard Evans entered the scoring column with a 3-pointer bringing Starkville within five points at 24-19. Compliments of three Rice free throws and a Tyson Carter basket, the Jackets moved within three points before Madison Central sunk the last basket to close the half leading 29-24. Once again it was the Jaguars opening up the period offensively with two baskets extending their lead to nine points. Raphael Leonard and Evans cut Madison Central’s scoring short with back-to-back baskets which led into moments later Evans providing five points to get Starkville within one
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The top six spots in the Mississippi State baseball batting order had one run batted in each during Friday’s 6-2 win over Holy Cross.
High School Basketball
SCORECARd
STARKVILLE DAILY NEWs
College Basketball SEC Standings Team Florida Kentucky Georgia Missouri LSU Ole Miss Tennessee Arkansas Texas A&M Vanderbilt Auburn Alabama Miss. State S. Carolina SEC Pct. Overall Pct. 13-0 1.000 24-2 .923 10-3 .769 20-6 .769 8-5 .615 14-11 .560 7-6 .538 19-7 .731 7-6 .538 16-9 .640 7-6 .538 16-10 .615 7-6 .538 16-10 .615 6-7 .462 17-9 .654 6-7 .462 15-11 .577 6-7 .462 14-11 .560 4-9 .308 12-12 .500 4-9 .308 10-16 .385 3-10 .231 13-13 .500 3-10 .231 10-16 .385 Thursday’s Game Texas A&M 63, Alabama 48 Today’s Games Arkansas at Miss. State, 3 p.m. Florida at Ole Miss, 11 a.m. Georgia at S. Carolina, 12:30 p.m. Tennessee at Texas A&M, 2 p.m. LSU at Kentucky, 3 p.m. Vanderbilt at Auburn, 5 p.m. Missouri at Alabama, 7 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Florida at Vanderbilt, 6 p.m. Missouri at Georgia, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Tennessee at Miss. State, 7 p.m. Alabama at Ole Miss, 7 p.m. Texas A&M at LSU, 7 p.m. S. Carolina at Auburn, 8 p.m. Women’s College Basketball SEC Standings Team S. Carolina Texas A&M Tennessee Kentucky LSU Vanderbilt Florida Georgia Missouri Auburn Alabama Arkansas Miss. State Ole Miss SEC Pct. Overall Pct. 12-1 .923 24-2 .923 11-2 .846 21-6 .778 10-3 .769 21-5 .808 7-6 .538 19-7 .731 7-6 .538 18-8 .692 7-6 .538 18-8 .692 7-6 .538 17-9 .654 6-7 .462 18-8 .692 5-8 .385 16-10 .615 5-8 .385 14-12 .538 5-8 .385 12-14 .462 4-9 .308 17-9 .654 4-9 .308 17-10 .630 1-12 .077 10-17 .370
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Quoteworthy
“You have a lot of attention for foolish sport, like American Football.”
Dutch speedskating coach Jillert Anema said after the USA didn’t medal in the event at the Olympics.
Anema
ThE AREA SLAtE
Today College Basketball Arkansas at Mississippi State, 3 p.m. College Baseball Holy Cross at Mississippi State, 11 a.m. (DH) College Softball Iowa at Mississippi State, 3 p.m. High School Basketball Class AAA State Tournament At Madison Ridgeland Academy Girls: Starkville Academy vs. Jackson Academy, 1 p.m.
Miami 103, Oklahoma City 81 Denver 101, Milwaukee 90 Golden State 102, Houston 99, OT Friday’s Games Orlando 129, New York 121,2OT Dallas 124, Philadelphia 112 Charlotte 90, New Orleans 87 Toronto 98, Cleveland 91 Detroit 115, Atlanta 107 Chicago 117, Denver 89 Memphis 102, L.A. Clippers 96 Phoenix 106, San Antonio 85 Utah at Portland, late Boston at L.A. Lakers, late Today’s Games New Orleans at Washington, 7 p.m. Memphis at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Dallas at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. New York at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Utah, 9 p.m. Boston at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Brooklyn at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, 1 p.m. Chicago at Miami, 3:30 p.m. Washington at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Orlando at Toronto, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Denver, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Portland, 9 p.m. Houston at Phoenix, 9 p.m. College Baseball SEC Scores Friday’s Games Miss. State 6, Holy Cross 2 Florida State 8, Georgia 3 LSU 9, Virginia Tech 0 Vanderbilt 14, Illinois-Chicago 1 South Carolina 4, Eastern Kentucky 0 Miami 6, Florida 4 Sacramento State 1, Texas A&M 0 Arkansas 6, Eastern Illinois 2 Ole Miss 3, Georgia State 0 S.F. Austin 2, Alabama 1, 13 innings Kentucky 16, St. Joseph’s 2 Auburn 2, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 1 Missouri 15, Radford 3 Tennessee 8, UNLV 7 Olympics Medals Table At Sochi, Russia Through Friday, Feb. 21 (88 of 98 events) Nation G S B United States 9 7 11 Russia 9 10 7 Canada 9 10 5 Norway 10 4 8 Netherlands 6 7 9 Germany 8 4 4 France 4 4 7 Sweden 2 6 6 Austria 2 7 3 Switzerland 6 3 2 China 3 4 2 Czech Republic 2 4 2 Japan 1 4 3 Italy 0 2 6 South Korea 3 2 2 Slovenia 2 1 4 Belarus 5 0 1 Poland 4 0 0 Finland 1 3 0 Britain 1 1 2 Australia 0 2 1 Latvia 0 1 2 Ukraine 1 0 1 Slovakia 1 0 0 Croatia 0 1 0 Kazakhstan 0 0 1
SA Lady Volunteers lose to Presbyterian
SDN Staff MADISON – The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers could not withstand a strong effort by Presbyterian Christian School on Friday afternoon and dropped a 52-26 decision at the Class AAA Tournament. Presbyterian Christian jumped out to a 13-8 lead on SA after the first quarter, then the Lady Vols were out-scored 18-5 in the second quarter to fall into a 31-13 hole at halftime. Starkville Academy was out-scored 21-13 in the second half. Sallie Kate Richardson led the Lady Vols with 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Anna McKell scored seven points. Starkville Academy, which fell to 27-12 overall, plays Jackson Academy today in the consolation game of the tournament at 1 p.m.
Bulldog Bits
Men’s Golf
HOUSTON, Texas – Senior Chad Ramey’s spring slate got off to a phenomenal start on Friday, after the senior wrapped up round one of the Bayou City Collegiate Championship tied for third place. Ramey’s day ended with a bang, as he cashed in his fourth eagle of the year to close out the opening round. The Fulton native’s 3-under 69 propelled Mississippi State (1-under 289) to seventh place, nine shots behind clubhouse-leader No. 15 Houston. Seniors Axel Boasson (t23rd) and Joe Sakulpolphaisan (t35th) each had productive days on the course, with Boasson shooting even for the opening round and Sakulpolphaisan turning in a 1-over-par 73 score. Rounding out MSU from the Houston Golf Club was junior Jackson Dick (t56th) and freshman Dalton Conn (80th.) Dick shot a 3-over 75 for the course, while Conn turned in a 7-over 79. MSU will tee off Saturday at 9 a.m., alongside Louisiana Tech and UTSA.
WHAT’S ON TV
Today ATHLETICS 3:30 p.m. NBCSN — USA Indoor Track & Field Championships, at Albuquerque, N.M. AUTO RACING 9 a.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for Daytona 500, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 12:15 p.m. ESPN — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, DRIVE4COPD 300, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 1 a.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, qualifying for Carquest Auto Parts Nationals, at Chandler, Ariz. (delayed tape) GOLF 11 a.m. TGC — PGA Tour-WGC, Accenture Match Play Championship, quarterfinal matches, at Marana, Ariz. 1 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour-WGC, Accenture Match Play Championship, quarterfinal matches, at Marana, Ariz. TGC — LPGA Thailand, third round, at Chonburi, Thailand (same-day tape) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 10:30 a.m. FS1 — Xavier at Georgetown 11 a.m. CBS — Regional coverage, Florida at Mississippi or Louisville at Cincinnati ESPN2 — Wisconsin at Iowa Noon ESPNU — Indiana St. at Missouri St. 12:30 p.m. FS1 — St. John’s at Villanova 1 p.m. ESPN2 — Notre Dame at Virginia 2 p.m. ESPNU — Tennessee at Texas A&M 2:30 p.m. FS1 — UAB at Charlotte 3 p.m. ESPN — LSU at Kentucky ESPN2 — Iowa St. at TCU 5 p.m. ESPN2 — UCLA at Stanford 6 p.m. ESPN — Syracuse at Duke 6:30 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 40 16 .714 Houston 37 18 .673 Dallas 33 23 .589 Memphis 31 23 .574 New Orleans 23 31 .426 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 43 13 .768 Portland 36 18 .667 ESPNU — Texas at Kansas 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Missouri at Alabama NBCSN — Brown at Cornell 8 p.m. ESPN — Arizona at Colorado 8:30 p.m. ESPNU — Temple at Memphis 9 p.m. ESPN2 — San Diego St. at New Mexico 10:30 p.m. ESPNU — Harvard at Princeton (sameday tape) 11 p.m. ESPN2 — Gonzaga at San Diego SOCCER 6:40 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Everton at Chelsea 11:30 a.m. NBC — Premier League, Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United, at London WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 3 p.m. FSN — Charlotte at Middle Tenn. 7 p.m. FSN — Kansas at Oklahoma WINTER OLYMPICS At Sochi, Russia All events taped unless noted Live NBC 1:30 p.m. Women’s Snowboarding - Parallel Slalom Gold Medal Final; Women’s CrossCountry - 30km Freestyle Gold Medal Final; Men’s Biathlon - 4x7.5km Relay Gold Medal Final; Men’s Snowboarding - Parallel Slalom Competition 7 p.m. Men’s Alpine Skiing - Slalom Gold Medal Final; Four-Man Bobsled - Competition; Men’s Snowboarding - Parallel Slalom Gold Medal Final; Men’s and Women’s Speedskating - Team Pursuit Gold Medal Finals NBCSN 9 a.m. Men’s Hockey - Bronze Medal Game, Sweden-Finland loser vs. Canada-United States loser (LIVE) 5 p.m. Game of the Day: Hockey 3 a.m. Four-Man Bobsled - Gold Medal Final Runs (LIVE) Minnesota 26 28 .481 Denver 25 29 .463 Utah 19 34 .358 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 37 20 .649 Phoenix 33 21 .611 Golden State 33 22 .600 L.A. Lakers 18 36 .333 Sacramento 18 36 .333 Thursday’s Games 16 17 22½ GB — 2½ 3 17½ 17½
Men’s Tennis
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Despite solid showings from its three returnees, the 11th-ranked Mississippi State men’s tennis Bulldogs fell to the No. 37 VCU Rams (9-4) 4-3 in the opening round of the 2014 Blue Gray National Tennis Classic Friday afternoon. The Bulldogs (9-3) will now face the loser of the match between No. 28 Auburn and No. 55 Texas Tech today, with the time to be determined. The Tigers and Red Raiders were scheduled to conclude tournament play on Friday evening. For the first time in seven matches, MSU did not come into singles with the lead, dropping the doubles point with losses on courts one and two. The VCU duo of Wilder Pimentel and Michal Voscek struck first for the Rams, downing State’s Florian Lakat and Tassilo Schmid 6-1 at the No. 2 spot. VCU’s Alexis Huegas and Nick Jones took a 6-2 victory from State’s 55th-ranked tandem of Jordan Angus and Malte Stropp at the top position to give the Rams the 1-0 lead. Play on court three was suspended at the clinch, with VCU’s Alejandro Argente and Jean Baptiste Mateo leading MSU’s Rishab Agarwal and Zach White 5-2. Singles looked to be the Bulldogs’ strong point once play got underway, with MSU taking four of the six first sets. However, the Rams were able to split sets on the last three courts to put the pressure on State. The MSU sophomore Angus, ranked 115th nationally, put the first point on the board for State, defeating VCU’s Voscek 6-5(7), 6-3 on court three to tie the overall match at 1-1. VCU responded quickly with a straight-sets win on court one, with Alexis Huegas defeating MSU’s 52nd-ranked Florian Lakat 6-5(3), 6-3. The Bulldogs seemed to be swinging the momentum when their two seniors picked up victories to earn a 3-2 MSU lead. No. 49 Stropp came back from a dropped first set, defeating VCU’s Jones 4-6, 6-5(3), 6-4 on court two. State’s White gave the Maroon and White the lead with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 triumph on court four against the Rams’ Argente.
Thursday’s Games Alabama 72, Miss. State 64, OT Texas A&M 73, Ole Miss 61 Tennessee 93, Auburn 63 Georgia 71, LSU 67 Missouri 81, Florida 76 S. Carolina 81, Kentucky 58 Vanderbilt 56, Arkansas 50 Sunday’s Games Ole Miss at Miss. State, 2 p.m. Florida at S. Carolina, noon Tennessee at Missouri, 1 p.m. Kentucky at Texas A&M, 1 p.m. Arkansas at LSU, 1 p.m. Georgia at Auburn, 2 p.m. Alabama at Vanderbilt, 3 p.m. Top 25 Fared Friday 1. UConn (27-0) did not play. Next: at Houston, Saturday. 2. Notre Dame (26-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 7 Duke, Sunday. 3. Louisville (26-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 25 Rutgers, Sunday. 4. South Carolina (24-2) did not play. Next: vs. Florida, Sunday. 5. Stanford (24-2) beat Southern Cal 6459. Next: at UCLA, Sunday. 6. Baylor (23-3) did not play. Next: at TCU, Saturday. 7. Duke (24-3) did not play. Next: at No. 2 Notre Dame, Sunday. 8. Maryland (21-5) did not play. Next: at Georgia Tech, Sunday. 9. Penn State (21-5) did not play. Next: at No. 17 Nebraska, Monday. 10. Tennessee (21-5) did not play. Next: at Missouri, Sunday. 11. North Carolina (21-6) did not play. Next: vs. Virginia Tech, Sunday. 12. Oklahoma State (20-5) did not play. Next: at Texas Tech, Sunday. 13. West Virginia (24-3) did not play. Next: at Kansas State, Saturday. 14. N.C. State (22-5) did not play. Next: vs. Virginia, Sunday. 15. Kentucky (19-7) did not play. Next: at No. 16 Texas A&M, Sunday. 16. Texas A&M (21-6) did not play. Next: vs. No. 15 Kentucky, Sunday. 17. Nebraska (20-5) did not play. Next: vs. No. 9 Penn State, Monday. 18. California (18-7) at UCLA. Next: at Southern Cal, Sunday. 19. LSU (18-8) did not play. Next: vs. Arkansas, Sunday. 20. Arizona State (21-6) beat Colorado 55-51. Next: vs. Utah, Sunday. 21. Purdue (19-7) did not play. Next: vs. Wisconsin, Sunday. 22. St. John’s (19-6) did not play. Next: at Creighton, Sunday. 23. Michigan State (18-8) did not play. Next: vs. Minnesota, Monday. 24. Gonzaga (23-4) did not play. Next: vs. Portland, Saturday. 25. Rutgers (20-5) did not play. Next: at No. 3 Louisville, Sunday. National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 30 25 .545 Brooklyn 25 27 .481 New York 21 34 .382 Boston 19 36 .345 Philadelphia 15 41 .268 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 39 14 .736 Washington 26 28 .481 Charlotte 26 30 .464 Atlanta 25 29 .463 Orlando 17 40 .298 Central Division W L Pct Indiana 41 13 .759 Chicago 29 25 .537 Detroit 23 32 .418 Cleveland 22 34 .393 Milwaukee 10 44 .185
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Friday’s Scores Curling Men Gold Medal Canada 9, Britain 3 Bronze Medal Sweden 6, China 4 Ice Hockey Men Semifinals Sweden 2, Finland 1 Canada 1, United States 0
GB — 2½ 7 8 16 GB — 6
Track and Field
Following a dominating performance at the Tyson Invitational, a select group of the Mississippi State men’s track and field team will venture to South Bend, Ind., for the Alex Wilson Invitational today. The event, hosted by the Fighting Irish, will take place at the Loftus Sports Center and serves as the last opportunity for the Bulldogs to qualify for the 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships, which are slated for March 12-15 in Albuquerque, N.M. Nearly 50 schools from around the nation are set to compete at the meet. Fellow Southeastern Conference teams No. 1 Arkansas and No. 22 Georgia will join MSU. Dudley’s men will participate in the distance medley relay, 4x400-meter relay, long jump and triple jump. Action is scheduled to begin today at 11 a.m. Fans can track live results by visiting UND.com or by following the Bulldogs on Twitter (@HailStateTF).
GB — 3½ 9 11 15½ GB — 13½ 14½ 14½ 24 GB — 12 18½ 20 31
Women’s Tennis
The Mississippi State women’s tennis team will conclude 2014 non-conference play today, with a doubleheader against Alabama A&M and Alcorn State at the A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre. The first match is scheduled to begin at noon, with the next match set for a 4 p.m. start. Live stats will be available on hailstate.com. The Bulldogs enter the match with a 6-2 overall record and are coming off of a 7-0, 6-0 sweep of Jackson State on Wednesday at home.
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College Baseball
Bulldogs defeat Crusaders 6-2
By BEN WAIT sports@starkvilledailynews.com John Cohen wasn’t happy with the performance of his offense in a loss on Wednesday. The Mississippi State head coach said his team was taking “softball swings” and trying to do too much at the plate. The Bulldogs took what he had to say to heart.  No. 2 MSU pounded out 10 hits in a 6-2 victory over the Holy Cross Crusaders on Friday at Dudy Noble Field. State had just seven hits and left 12 men on base in the loss to Memphis on Wednesday.  The Bulldogs (3-2) left 11 men on base against the Crusaders, but walked seven times and drove in runs when they needed to. “It’s a little bit of a slow start since the season started but it’s only been a week,” MSU sophomore outfielder Jacob Robson said, who was walked three times and had a hit to reach base every at-bat. “We have a bunch of great players and we’re doing all we can. We’re sticking to our tools and our identity.”  Holy Cross (0-1) used nine different pitchers in the contest, with none throwing more than 26 pitches or 1 1/3 innings. It didn’t seem to throw off State’s rhythm though. “It wasn’t huge,” Robson said. “Playing the spring, the scrimmages and the fall, we’re used to having a new guy in there every few innings. You just kind of make due with what you have and just try your best.” The Bulldogs stole eight bases, the most since stealing the same amount against Austin Peay a season ago. Robson had three of those, while both Jake Vickerson and C.T. Bradford had two.  “Anytime you see a young guy on the mound, they’re much more susceptible,” Cohen said of the base running opportunities. “You’re going to run more against younger guys.” MSU took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning. Vickerson led off with double to the right field corner. Alex Detz followed him with a single and Vickerson scored. Detz scored on a single to right field by Bradford to give the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead. “I was glad to be able to do that,” Vickerson said of getting the offense going.  The Crusaders cut that lead in half in the fourth inning when Connor Perry drove home Evan Ocello with a single up the middle. The Bulldogs answered back with a run in the fifth inning to push their lead to 3-1. Reid Humphrey’s first-career hit produced his firstcareer RBI as Bradford scored from second base. Holy Cross made another attempt to cut the lead. Perry hit a chopper between first and second base with two outs. MSU first baseman Wes Rea fielded it and flipped to pitcher Brandon Woodruff, who was covering first base. Woodruff couldn’t handle it and he was credited with an error. Brandon Cipolla scored from second to cut the lead to 3-2. MSU shut the gate with two runs in the sixth inning. Rea and senior second baseman Brett Pirtle each had RBI singles to make it 5-2. The Bulldogs added one more in the seventh inning. Vickerson drove home Kyle Hann with a single. “I thought we did a better job (offensively), especially guys like Jake Vickerson early on was taking huge swings trying to really not let the game come to him,” Cohen said. “Gradually that’s starting to happen for us. We’re letting the game offensively come to us instead of trying to force it to happen.” The Bulldogs got a good outing of Woodruff (1-1), who pitched just one-plus inning in last week’s opener. The Wheeler native pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up just two runs, one earned, on three hits. He struck out three batters and walked
three. “It was really exciting to see Woody go out there and have great stuff,” Cohen said. “He showed three pitches – a very good fastball, a very good slider and a changeup. His overall performance was great.” Sophomore Myles Gentry pitched 3 1/3 innings in relief to pick up his first-career save. The Gulfport native gave up only one hit and struck out five batters in his first appearance of the season. “Myles comes in and does a great job,” Cohen said. “(He) fills up the strike zone and creates some movement.”  Vickerson led MSU with three hits, while Bradford had two.  Nate Walker (0-1) pitched the first inning, giving up two runs on three hits to pick up the loss. The Bulldogs and Crusaders meet again today in a double header. Game one is scheduled for 11 a.m., with the second game to follow. MSU is expected to pitch junior right hander Trevor Fitts in game one, although Cohen said they might move him back to game two. The second starter is undetermined. The Crusaders are expected to pitch a pair of righties in true freshman Phil Reese and junior Colin Manning respectively.
College Softball
Owen sharp in the circle as MSU wins
By DANNY P. SMITH sports@starkvilledailynews.com
Logan Foulks must have been saying all of the right things Friday. During the course of a Mississippi State softball game, Foulks will wear out a path between her first base position and the circle with a message for the pitcher. Foulks does it as a way to keep things “light and fun” while the Bulldogs are competing. “I just go over there and say random stuff,” Foulks said. “Nothing surprises them anymore. “It keeps me loose also and it keeps them loose. Sometimes they would rather have me out on the field than behind the plate because of that. It’s a game and you’ve got to have fun with it.” Foulks could be found delivering words of encouragement to pitcher Alison Owen throughout Friday’s first game of a series against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Mississippi State softball pitcher Alison Owen (4) signals the outfield, while Logan Foulks returns to her first base position. (Photo by Danny P. Smith, SDN file)
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Football
MSU’s Jackson, Perkins to participate in combine
For Starkville Daily News INDIANAPOLIS – Mississippi State senior offensive guard Gabe Jackson and running back LaDarius Perkins are two of 332 collegiate players who will participate in the 2014 National Football League Scouting Combine this weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Jackson will work out with offensive linemen today Jackson while Perkins’ workout is scheduled Sunday with the running backs. The NFL Combine will be carried live on the NFL Network today beginning at 8 a.m. Coaches and representatives from all NFL teams will be in attendance as both Jackson and Perkins seek their paths to the NFL Draft, which takes place May 8-10 at New York’s Ra-
dio City Music Hall. Jackson, a Liberty native, paved the way for a record-setting Bulldog offense in 2013. He started all 52 games of his career at left guard and promises to have a bright NFL career. Jackson earned nine All-America honors as a senior and was the recipient of the Kent Hull Trophy as the state of Mississippi’s top offensive lineman. Earlier this week, NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN.com moved Jackson to his top guard prospect in this year’s draft. Perkins, a native of Greenville, rushed for 542 yards on 137 carries and two touchdowns this season. He concluded his career as the fifth-leading rusher in MSU history with 2,554 yards. Jackson and Perkins seek to become the 13th and 14th MSU players to be taken in the NFL Draft under coach Dan Mullen since the Former Mississippi State running back LaDarius Perkins (27) runs the football for the East 2010 draft. during the East-West Shrine Classic in January. (Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack, AP)
Olympics
Ukraine takes gold in biathlon, US hockey falls to Canada
By DAVID PACE Associated Press SOCHI, Russia — Four Ukrainian women gave their politically torn country some good news at the Sochi Games on Friday, and Canada delivered more bad news to the United States — yet another Olympic hockey defeat. As government and opposition leaders worked to end the months-long Ukrainian crisis that erupted in deadly violence this week, the Ukraine women’s 4x6-kilometer biathlon relay team won the nation’s first gold medal in two decades. The four women celebrated with a Ukrainian flag as lawmakers back home paused to mark the occasion. “Great proof of how sport can unite the nation,” Sergei Bubka, the pole vault great and leader of the Ukraine Olympic Committee, wrote on Twitter. There were no celebrations for the U.S. hockey team, with Canada winning 1-0 and dashing the American hopes for men’s gold for the third time since 2002. And it happened just one night after the Canadian women had ousted their American counterparts for the third straight Olympics. Canada and Sweden will play for the men’s gold on Sunday. The Swedes beat Finland 2-1. The first doping cases also hit the Winter Games on Friday. Italian bobsledder William Frullani and German biathlete Evi Sachenbach-
er-Stehle were kicked out of the games after positive doping tests. Frullani was in the fourman bobsled race, which begins Saturday. Sachenbacher-Stehle, a five-time Olympic medalist, participated in five events in Sochi but did not win any medals. On Day 15 of the Sochi Olympics, 18-yearold American skier Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest ever gold medal winner in the
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CROSSWORD
COMICS
HOROSCOPE
by Jacqueline Bigar
ARIES (March 21-April 19) Staying too close to home might get boring. Why not take off and go on a day trip? Though you might think you are heading to a certain destination, you actually could end up somewhere else. Others find you more and more unpredictable. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You might want to understand a dear loved one much better, so plan a long-overdue visit. There is nothing that can replace quality time together. Communication could be unusually awkward at certain moments today. Don’t worry -- this is only temporary. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Defer to others, and see what happens. You are always so adamant about what you want, and now you will see a lot more of what others desire. Be willing to see different choices more clearly; they might not be so bad. CANCER (June 21-July 22) You will be unusually energetic and full of ideas, though many of them might not pan out. Stop and slow down. Run some errands, or make a stop at the gym. Enjoy a day with an easy pace. Pressure could build because of an older friend or family member. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You attract people who love living life to the fullest. What starts as a difficult moment today is likely to turn into a fun happening. Be willing to go somewhere you have never been. Read between the lines when someone refuses to share. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You have had a lot of interesting communication in the past few days. You’ll want some time to think about everything that has been said. The unexpected could occur when dealing with a partner. Zero in on what you want. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You might want to have a long-overdue chat. You might notice that your feelings seem to be altering rapidly regarding a key person. This person could be changing in front of your eyes, which would explain your range of feelings.
ON THIS DAY...
February 22, 1974
COLLEGE BOARD ASKING $70 MILLION
REQUESTS FOR MSU INCLUDE $9.6 MILLION
The State College Board is asking the 1974 legislature for almost $70 million to fund construction of new classrooms and other facilities at Mississippi’s nine colleges and universities, President Thomas N. Turner said Thursday. Another $2.9 million will be requested of legislators this week to fund a new plan for desegregation of the college campuses - if the plan is approved by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Turner added. But he indicated the board might run into a thicket of building request cutbacks in the legislature, since the request is almost double what legislators were told last year when planning for the construction was approved. “We feel like they want to cut us down to maybe $30 million,” Turner told reporters after the board’s February session. The House and Senate have already sent Gov. Bill Waller a $65 million appropriation measure for the operation of the state’s institutions for fiscal 1975. “That wasn’t quite what we wanted, but we will have to live with it,” Turner said. Preplannign studies show requests for Mississippi State University at $9.6 million; Mississippi Valley State College, $2.7 million; Alcorn A&M, $3.9 million; Delta State College, $6 million, Jackson State College, $8 million, Mississippi State College for Women, $2.8 million; University of Mississippi, $13.4 million; University Medical Center, $7.5 million; and University of Southern Mississippi, $3.9 million. Turner was not aware that Waller had recommended a moratorium on capital spending at the colleges until the desegregation hassle is resolved. Waller called for a halt in building spending on the campuses in his address at the opening of the legislative session in early January. Turner said the board expects an answer from HEW by late March on the second mixing plan which was submitted last week. He said the $2.9 million would be required to implement the new desegregation plan for the first year. The estimated overall implementation could cost up to $50 million through 1980.
THE LOGIC PUZZLE THAT MAKES YOU SMARTER.
Rules:
SUDOKU
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Consider your options before making any new purchases. Say “no” to taking any risks today, no matter how good an offer might seem. Your creativity will emerge when you are able to detach and really look at a problem. Pace yourself. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You feel more in tune with yourself and your needs. You might wonder what would be best to do with an unpredictable and/or challenging loved one. An interaction with a partner promises to be very rewarding. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Take some much-needed downtime. You don’t need to be alone; you simply need to relax. There won’t be a problem if you’re with the right company. Someone will go out of his or her way to express his or her caring. Be sure to show your appreciation. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) A friendship means much more than you might realize. When this person starts acting unpredictably, you could get upset. Know and communicate your expectations, as they might be changing. Take care of yourself first.
1. Each row and column must contain the numbers 1 through 8 without repeating. 2. The numbers within the heavily outlined set of squares, called cages, must combine (in any order) to produce the target number in the top corner of the cage using the mathematical operation indicated. 3. Cages with just one box should be filled in with the target number in the top corner. A number can be repeated within a cage as long as it is not in the same row or column.
BEETLE BAILEY
POPEYE
BLONDIE
Here’s How It Works:
To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Pressure to perform could build. Get past a problem simply by dealing with it directly. Understanding is likely to evolve to a new level as a result. Surprises could occur when you least expect them. Curb a tendency to overindulge.
CRYPTOQUIP
DENNIS THE MENACE
HAGAR THE HORRIBLE
BARNEY GOOGLE & SNUFFY SMITH
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College Basketball
Bulldogs host Razorbacks
By BEN WAIT sports@starkvilledailynews.com Every game has meaning for I.J. Ready, but today’s game carries a little more incentive. Ready, a native of North Little Rock, Ark., and the Mississippi State Bulldogs (1313, 3-10) take on Arkansas at 3 p.m. inside Humphrey Coliseum. “I saw that game on the schedule when I first got here,” the true freshman point guard said. “It came quicker than I thought but I’m ready for it.” The game can be seen on Southeastern Conference TV and locally on WCBI. This will be Ready’s first time to play his home-state school, and head coach Rick Ray knows how his young player is feeling. Ray has to get Ready to combat that eagerness and show him that playing like he has all season is all he needs to do. “I hope he doesn’t get too fired up,” Ray said. “Sometimes that can be a detriment. They have to make sure they go out, execute and play basketball.” Ready is averaging 6.6 points and 2.7 assists in his first season with the Bulldogs. He leads MSU with a 42.1 percent from behind the 3-point line and is knocking down a team-high 91.7 percent of his shots from the free-throw line. Ready will have a good contingency of fans in the stands for this one. “I’ve got a lot of people coming,” he said.  The Bulldogs enter today’s game with an eight-game losing streak. It has been a month since MSU’s last win, and there has been only one single digit loss during the stretch. State has had trouble holding onto the basketball and turnovers have reared its ugly head in the last few games. “It’s hard to measure how much growth you’re having when you’re not winning,” Ray said. “Our starts have contributed to the fact that we haven’t taken care of the basketball.” MSU’s leading scorer, Craig Sword, got back to his old self in a loss to LSU on Wednesday. Sword scored 33 points, the most in a SEC game for a Bulldog since Daryl Wilson scored 35 in 1995. Sword hadn’t scored more than 12 points in a game since Jan. 18. “The only think I worry about with Chicken (Sword) in confidence is he’s such a competitive kid,” Ray said. “I don’t think his confidence wavers on the court in himself in his ability to do things on the court. I just
think sometimes a kid like Chicken is used to winning and wants to do everything to help the team win.” The Razorbacks (15-9, 6-7) have won two in a row and four of their last five contests.  Arkansas has lost 12-straight and 13 out of the last 14 in the Hump. “I always say this, the guys playing the game really don’t have any idea about history,” Ray said. The Razorbacks are led by 13.1 points by true freshman Bobby Portis. Junior Rashad Madden is averaging 12.8 and sophomore Michael Qualls is scoring 11.8 points per outing. Many former Bulldogs will be on campus this weekend and attend the game as MSU hosts alumni weekend for the second year in a row. More than 100 former players attended last year’s event and at least 50 are expected to attend this year’s according to a team spokesman. “That’s something that’s important,” Ray said. “(It makes) sure that everybody feels like they’re still part of the family regardless of the Mississippi State’s I.J. Ready (15) plays against his home coaching changes throughout the years. We want to make sure that Mississippi State is a state school today when the Bulldogs host the Arkansas Razorbacks. (AP file photo) place they can call home.” “Southern Miss and Memphis are both high on him. He’s a kid that will have some offers before we get to spring practice.” Davis will be eligible for spring practice when the Jackets start on April 21. Mitchell is eager to add a quarterback like Davis to what is an already talented SHS offense. “You look at us offensively and we’ve got four of the five offensive linemen back, with two, I think, Division I receiv-
DAVIS
From page 6
six more scores. In 2012, Davis completed 48-of-113 pass attempts for 514 yards and five scores with 95 yards rushing on 41 at-
tempts and one touchdowns. He also enjoyed a good freshman season throwing the football by completing 56-of128 attempts for 787 yards and five touchdowns. Those statistics have not gone unnoticed as Davis has
already received contact from some Division I schools about getting his services once high school days are complete. “If you look at the Ole Miss board, they’ve got him rated as the top quarterback in the state,” Mitchell said.
ers in Raphael Leonard and AJ Brown, and we’ve got Jacquez Horsley at tailback, so to pick up a piece like this (in Davis) is really stealing for us,” Mitchell said. “It certainly puts us in the mix to be a contender for this thing next year.”
BOYS
From page 6
at 34-33. After a brief lapse defensively, which allowed the Jaguars a couple baskets, Tyson Carter closed out the period for Starkville, but yet again
Madison Central was in the driver’s seat with a 42-36 lead. The final period was not kind to the Jackets. In what coach Carter called a “panicked” form of offense, Starkville managed to only score once off an Evans 3 Schaefer successfully hit three free throws to pull the Lady Jackets within five. Free throws would be the story of the game for the next little bit as Montgomery and Schaefer each provided a pair making it 52-47. After a basket from Schaefer, just keeping them off-balance,” MSU assistant coach Beth Mullins said. “(Head coach) Vann (Stuedeman) called a great game and Alison executed. When you have that and the defense makes plays behind you, it takes a lot of pressure off the offense. We got two runs and that’s all we needed.” Foulks used some of the energy that Owen spoke about against the Hawkeyes to get two singles for the Bulldogs. She reached on an error in the first inning to find a way on base in all three of her at-bats. In the third inning, Foulks had a one-out single ahead of catcher Sam Lenahan, who belted a two-run home run out to right center field. It was Lenahan’s fourth homer of the season and she now has 15 runs batted in. “Her bread and butter is
with 3:02 remaining on the clock. “We panicked in the fourth,” coach Carter said. “We kept getting steal after steal on defense, but we just panicked on offense and that capped it off.” Though the Jackets proMontgomery added two more to her total, placing the game at 55-51 with 1:32 left on the clock. The Lady Jackets secured their final basket of the game at the 37-second mark thanks to a Jones basket. After Jones’ score, Northwest Rankin sunk a that outside pitch,” Foulks said about Lenahan’s hitting. “If we can get one pitch in the zone and we have everyone protecting each other, there’s not a weak spot in our lineup.” The other hit for MSU came from Jessica Offutt, a first-inning single. Two runs were plenty for Owen, who improved her record to 6-0. A leadoff double by Iowa’s Megan Blank in the fourth inning and a walk to Claire Fritsch were the only two things that kept Owen from hurling a perfect game. “Sam did a great job behind the plate and blocked up everything,” Owen said. “I felt good spinning pitches, but the team overall did a great job.” The Bulldogs continue their series with the Hawkeyes with today’s 3 p.m. contest.
vided strong defense at times, their lack of offense gave Madison Central just what they needed to secure victory. Despite the fourth period struggles, Evans ended his night with 15 points to lead Starkville. Behind him were Rice with six and Carter and couple free throws giving them the seven-point victory. Schaefer ended her night with a team-leading 28 points followed by Montgomery’s 16 points. For the Lady Cougars, it was Ladner coming in first with 23 points while Watson was next in
Self with five points each. Xavian Stapleton picked up a team leading 19 points for Madison Central while D.J. Montgomery, Leroy Buchanon and Chase Carroll all saw their nights conclude with eight points. The Jackets may not have line with 10 points. Despite the loss, Starkville “lives to see another day.” Moving forward the team will play at Clinton for the opening of the Class 6A North playoffs and Williams is anticipating another “tough game.” “Felicia Burton is the coach
gotten the victory, but all is not lost as they earned a spot in the Class 6A North playoffs where they will travel to Greenville-Wesson on Tuesday evening. If Starkville wins that road game, it would host the rest of the North event at the Beehive.
GIRLS
From page 6
40-36. After the Lady Cougars opened the final period on a 7-0 run, Schaefer and Jones teamed up for three points making it 47-39.
there and she is one of my good friends,” Williams said. “I know she will have them ready to play. She is always working on the fundamentals of the game with her girls and I know they are going to be ready for us. They are a tough team. We are not expecting anything less.”
SOFTBALL
From page 8
It worked as Owen was sharp with a one-hit shutout and had 11 strikeouts in a 2-0 victory over Iowa at the MSU Softball Field. Owen likes having Foulks taking time for visits between pitches. “Logan is so full of energy and life,” Owen said. “Whenever she plays, she’s like a little kid again. She has a good time and I’m completely like that. She keeps me sane and calm and steady. It’s awesome to have her with the energy she has.” The Bulldogs improved their record to 12-0. It’s the second-best start in school history. “OUr defense was incredible and Alison did a great job of
OLYMPICS
From page 8
women’s slalom; Marielle Thompson of Canada edged teammate Kelsey Serwa for the gold in women’s skicross; Canada routed Britain 9-3 to win its third straight gold medal in men’s curling; and short track speedskating gold medals went to Viktor Ahn of Russia in the men’s 500, to Park Seung-hi of South Korea in the women’s 1,000, and to Russia in the men’s 5,000-meter relay.
Biathlon
Ukraine’s team of twins Vita and Valj Semerenko, Juliya Dzhyma, and Olena Pidhrushna missed five targets but avoided penalty loops to finish in 1 hour, 10 minutes, 2.5 seconds. Russia was 26.4 seconds behind to take silver, and Norway trailed by 37.6 to win bronze.
win over the U.S. Finland went thirds down the course, giving up early in the second period the bronze to Sweden’s Anna when Olli Jokinen scored, but Holmlund. Sweden’s Loui Eriksson tied it up and Erik Karlsson made it Curling 2-1 with a slap shot from the middle of the ice. Canada’s championship gave the country a sweep of the Alpine Skiing curling titles in Sochi. The Canadian women won their firstShiffrin became the young- ever curling title on Thursday. est Olympic slalom champion, Sweden won the bronze in male or female, with her win. men’s curling, taking an extra That mark was previously held end to defeat China 6-4. by Paoletta Magoni of Italy, who won gold at the 1984 Speedskating Sarajevo Games when she was 19. Austrian teammates MarlAhn, who was born in ies Schild and Kathrin Zettel South Korea and became a took silver and bronze. Russian citizen in 2011, now
Freestyle Skiing
Thompson and Serwa gave Canada its third 1-2 finish in freestyle skiing events in Sochi. The others came in men’s and women’s moguls. Canada also won gold and bronze in women’s slopestyle skiing, and picked up a silver in the men’s Ice Hockey halfpipe, for a total of nine freestyle medals. In the skiJamie Benn scored the only cross final, Ophelie David of goal Canada needed in its 1-0 France wiped out about two-
has a career record eight short track medals. In addition to winning the 500, he anchored the Russian 5,000 relay team. He also became the first skater to win all four individual short track events at the Olympics. The U.S. team won silver in the relay, ending a medal drought for the American speedskaters. The long track team failed to get on the podium in 12 events, and the U.S. had been shut out in the first seven events at short track.
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