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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Volume No. 109, Issue No. 241
50 Cents
Watch DOGS Slow going to kick-off
By ALEX HOLLOWAY Sudduth Elementary is offering a new way for fathers to get involved in children’s school days. This evening, the school will host a launch event for the Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) program. The school will hold the event at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Ginger Mitchell, Title I social worker for Sudduth Elementary, said the school hoped to make male role models more readily visible to students with the program. “We have moms here a lot and I think sometimes dads can have a hard time finding their place,” she said. “This is a good opportunity to increase our parental involvement, especially with the dads and male figures. Most teachers here are female. We have one male principal, some male teachers and several male custodians. Most of the time, the kids are surrounded by females, and they love having that male involvement.” Mitchell said the school did a trial run of sorts for the program in the spring. She said she was pleased with the participation rate — the school had a dad volunteer almost every day for the last two months of the school year. She said interest was already growing for the program — before the
Road crews continued work on Highway 182 Wednesday afternoon. Crews will work along a stretch of the highway that spans the distance from Stark Road to Mississippi Boulevard. The project aims to make the highway more navigable, though expected traffic congestion persists during construction. It will include a new sidewalk and improved walkability access, along with curb repairs and the installation of new curbed islands. Work is scheduled to be complete by November. (Photo by Alex Holloway, SDN)
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Eye exams prove critical to student learning
By STEVEN NALLEY Starkville optometrist Amy Crigler says there are three times children should get their eyes examined before they start school: once right before they start, once when they are 3 years old and once between the ages of six and 12 months. Sarah Fratesi, another optometrist who shares Crigler’s clinic, said the typical eye chart of letters was often insufficient for three-year-olds and infants who hadn’t yet learned how to read. Instead, she said, she asked three-year-olds to identify simple pictures, and for toddlers, she showed them a character and asks them to point out when they see the character again. “They do tend to freak out over eye drops, but once we explain it to them, they’re usually OK,” Fratesi said. With the school year starting, Fratesi and other Optometrist Sarah Fratesi gives an eye exam to Reese McAfee at Crigler Eye Clinic local optometrists say parents need to have chilWednesday. With school starting, local optometrists say it is important for parents to watch dren’s eyes examined to ensure that they can keep children for symptoms of vision problems that could impede academic progress. (Photo by up with lessons and assignments, and they need to Steven Nalley, SDN) watch throughout the year for symptoms that sug-
gest a child’s vision may be preventing him or her from reaching full academic potential. Local optometrist Lee Ford said the Center for Health Care and Health in Schools reported in 2009 that 135.5 million children had vision problems, and those problems could worsen as children got older. He said about 25 percent of teenagers had vision problems. “With your vision impaired, you can’t read the board, and you can’t learn the lesson,” Ford said. “It’s very important to have those children checked at the start of the school year. I want to make sure every kid gets into the classroom with the same books, pens, pencils and vision as their classmates.” A 2008 report from the Essilor Vision Foundation says an estimated 80 percent of learning comes through visual processing, but two out of three children in the U.S. do not receive any preventive vision care before entering elementary school. For this reason, Crigler said her clinic offered free vision screenings for school-age children and participated in a program called InfantSee.
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‘Dorm Drops’ provide taste of home in biscuit form
By MORGAN UPTON For many college students, mealtime involves university dining halls or something equivalent to Ramen noodles, but Michelle Tehan, “the biscuit lady,” is trying to change that. Tehan began selling her buttermilk biscuits from her home in the spring, with customers coming to her door for their Saturday morning breakfast. She then moved The Biscuit Shop to the Starkville Community Market. With the community market finished for the season, Tehan created “dorm drops,” where she delivers a bag of a dozen biscuits for $8 to the door of student’s dorms. The biscuits are freshly made and should be good for a few days. Tehan said she came up with the idea for dorm drops while thinking about the Mississippi State University rule that freshmen must live on campus. “We have tons and tons of students,” Tehan said. “How awesome for parents to send their child something homemade for $8 to be dropped off? It’s like a care package.” Tehan’s grandmother taught her how to make biscuits, along with many other things, and said the Southern charm of biscuits also added to her reasoning behind dorm drops. “There’s something Southern and mighty homy about getting fresh baked biscuits,” she said. Melanie Dobbs was the first to place an order from Tehan for dorm drops. Dobbs said she first tasted Tehan’s biscuits at a community market in June and instantly loved them. “They’re completely fabulous,” Dobbs said. “They are completely homemade. They just melt in your mouth.” Dobbs’ son, Campbell, is a freshman at Mississippi State. Despite living in Starkville, she said she didn’t see her son as much as people would think. And, Campbell has five 8 a.m. classes, so Dobbs said she’s unsure if he even eats breakfast. “It’s harder for people who live in the same town,” Dobbs said. “I don’t think you hear from them as much. They know you’re there. They don’t have that same missing home thing so they don’t call home as often. You don’t know what they’re eating. I don’t even know if he eats breakfast. To give him something that’s kind of like from home is exciting to me.” Tehan has taken advantage of social media to promote the dorm drops. She posted information about the them on her Facebook page, The Biscuit Shop, Sunday evening. By Monday morning she already had orders. “I was floored at how fast I was receiving orders,” Tehan said. “Amazed doesn’t begin to describe my exciment. Social media has really bridged the gap for small/home bakers. It’s unreal.” Tehan will do dorm drops throughout the school year. For now, Tehan begins cooking her biscuits as early as 2 a.m. Each batch takes approximately 30 minutes to make and she is adamant about not baking in advance.
Michelle Tehan's biscuits became a success at the Starkville Community Market. Its success led her to create "dorm drops," delivering biscuits to dorm rooms on Mississippi State's See DROPS | Page 3 campus. (Submitted photo)
2: Around Town 4: Forum 5: Weather 6: Sports 9: Comics 10: Classifieds
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Around Town
AROUND TOWN ANNOUNCEMENT POLICIES All “Around Town” announcements are published as a community service on a first-come, first-served basis and as space allows. Announcements must be 60 words or less, written in complete sentences and submitted in writing at least five days prior to the requested dates of publication. No announcements will be taken over the telephone. Announcements submitted after noon will not be published for the next day’s paper. To submit announcements, email
help you raise stronger children based on a set of protective factors that help prevent child abuse and neglect. u Springhill School Reunion — Springhill School reunion will be at 10 a.m. in the Springhill School building. The school operated from 1927-57. Anyone who attended the school is invited along with their spouse. Potluck lunch will be at noon; bring your favorite dish. For more information call Thomas James at 662-2264393.
u Preschool Story Hour — Preschool story hour will start at 10 a.m at the Starkville Public Library for ages 3-6. The theme for the week is “Having a Picnic.” u Project Care — There will be a Project Care: Advisory meeting from 12-1 p.m. u Librarian Reception — A reception for Carolyn Reed, genealogy librarian who will be moving to Utah, will be held at the at 2 p.m. at the Starkville Public Library. Everyone is invited. u Teen Parent Coalition — The Teen Parent Coalition: Parent Support group will meet from 4:30-6 p.m. Call 3204607 for more information. u Choir Workshop — Peter’s Rock Temple Musical Deptartment will host a choir workshop musical, Praising with a Purpose. Workshop classes are at 6 p.m. Aug. 29-30 with a final rehearsal at 10 a.m. on Aug. 31, followed by a performance at 6 p.m., all at Peter’s Rock Temple Cogic. Registration is $15. u Sessums Cemetery meeting — Members of the Sessums Community Cemetery will hold its quartly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Austin Church of Christ Holiness USA in the Sessums community.
u Homecoming Program — Sand Creek Chapel MB Church at 3818 Rock Hill Road will celebrate its Friends and Family Homecoming program at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Christopher Mayes will deliver the message. The public is invited to come out and share in this fellowship service. Dinner will be served after the service. Contact deacon Curtis Moore at 312-0240 for more information. u Pastor Anniversary — Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church will host a pastor anniversary service at 11 a.m. Rev. Jeffery Kelly from Elizabeth Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa will bring the morning message. At 3 p.m., Rev. Michael Taylor from Louisville will bring the evening message. u OVMS Meeting — The Oktibbeha County Ministerial Alliance’s (OCMA) First Sunday Community Fellowship Worship Service will be at 6:30 p.m. Rev. Thomas Rogers Jr. of Josey Creek M.B. Church will bring the message. Blackjack M.B. Church located at 4907 Blackjack Rd. is the host church.
by Bill Davies. For more information call Ruth de la Cruz at  324-1424, or Marilyn Laird at 323-6309. u Rosh HaShanah — Congregation B’nai Israel will hold a Rosh HaShanah morning service at 10 a.m. The address is 717 2nd Ave. N Columbus. u Choir Workshop — Northside Christian Church in West Point is hosting a choir workshop from Sept. 5-7. The workshop begins at 6:30 on the 5th and 6th, and 11 a.m. on the 7th, followed by a concert at 6 p.m. Contact 662-494-5210 for more information.
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 am until 3 pm. 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. or 662-615-0021. u Teen Parenting Coalition classes — Teen Parenting Coalision Nuturing Parenting classes will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays at the Emerson Family Resource Center. Call 662320-4607 to register. u BrainMinders Puppet Show — Starkville Pilot Club offers a BrainMinders Puppet Show for groups of about 25 or fewer children of pre-school or lower elementary age. The show lasts about 15 minutes and teaches children about head /brain safety. Children also receive a free activity book which reinforces the show’s safety messages. To schedule a puppet show, contact Lisa Long at u Dulcimer and More Society — The Dulcimer & More Society will meet from 6:15-8 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday in the Starkville Sportsplex activities room. Jam sessions are held with the primary instruments being dulcimers, but other acoustic instruments are welcome to join in playing folk music, traditional ballads and hymns. For more information, contact 662-323-6290. u Samaritan Club meetings — Starkville Samaritan Club meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in McAlister’s Deli (Coach’s Corner). All potential members and other guests are invited to attend. The Samaritan Club supports Americanism, works to prevent child abuse, provides community service and supports youth programs. For more information, email starkvillesamaritans@gmail. com or call 662-323-1338. Please see our website: http://www. u Worship services — Love City Fellowship Church, at 305 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Starkville, will hold worship services at 11 a.m. every Sunday. Apostle Lamorris Richardson is pastor. u OSERVS classes — OSERVS is offering multiple
courses for the community and for health care professionals to ensure readiness when an emergency situation large or small arises. If interested in having OSERVS conduct one of these courses, feel free to contact the agency’s office by phone at (662) 384-2200 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday or from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday or stop by the offices at 100 Highway 12 East at South Jackson Street during those same hours. Fees are assessed per participant and include all necessary training materials. u Spring speaker series — A different speaker for Starkville’s 175th birthday celebration will speak at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the John Grisham room at the Mitchell Memorial Library. u GED classes — Emerson Family School, 1504 Louisville in Starkville, will offer free ABE/GED classes from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. For more information call 662-320-4607. u Writing group — The Starkville Writer’s Group meets the first and third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. in the upstairs area of the Bookmart and Cafe in downtown Starkville. For more information, contact Debra Wolf at dkwolf@copper. net or call 662-323-8152. u BNI meetings — A chapter of Business Networking International will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesdays in the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District conference room. For more information, call Barbara Coats at 662-418-7957 or Matt Rose at 662-275-8003. u Dance team applications — KMG Creations children dance company “The Dream Team” is currently accepting dance applications for the 4-6 year old group and 10-18 year old group. For more information, call 662-648-9333 or email danzexplosion@yahoo. com. u Noontime devotional study — Join a group of interdenominational ladies for lunch and discussion about the book “Streams in the Desert” from noon to 1 p.m. each Tuesday, starting Aug. 20 at the Book Mart Cafe in downtown Starkville. u Quilting group meeting — The Golden Triangle Quilt Guild meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Starkville Sportsplex. All interested quilters are invited to attend. For more information, call Luanne Blankenship at 662323-7597. u 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
u La Leche League — The local La Leche League will hold a special meeting, Grandparents and family support, at 11 a.m. in the Play Pen at the Emerson Family Center. Pregnant women and mothers will babies/young children are encouraged to attend. For breastfeeding support or meeting information call Mandi 662-791-1663 or Alicia at 662694-9083.
u Animal Shelter Closed — The Starkville Animal Shelter/Oktibbeha County Humane Society will be closed for the Labor Day holiday. The shelter will reopen at 10 a.m. Sept. 4 for animal adoptions and surrenders.
u Kiwanis — Kiwanis will meet at noon at the Hilton Garden Inn. MSU Computer Science Professor David Dampier will present a program on comSaturday puter security. Visitors & prou B.L. Moor Class Re- spective members are always welcome. union — The B.L. Moor class of ‘73 will hold its 40th ReWednesday union.. The reunion will close with a morning worship service u Rosh HaShanah — Sept. 1. The Moor School Reunion will be on the same date Congregation B’nai Israel will and will be together. For more hold a Rosh HaShanah evening information Willie E. Thomas, service and Oneg at 7:30 p.m. Sr.662-418-9687 or Elizabeth The address is 717 2nd Ave. N Brook Kennard 662-617-9170 Columbus. . u Parent Cafe Social — Thursday Join us for a Parent Cafe’ Social u AARP Meeting — The from 10-11 a.m. at Overstreet Starkville chapter of AARP Elementary School. Parent will resume its regular monthly Cafe’s are free, fun and sup- meetings on at 9 a.m. on Sept. portive educational opportuni- 5 in the Fellowship Hall of the ties to receive new information, First Baptist Church. The proask questions, share ideas and gram is entitled: “Everybody’s learn about resources that can birthday with Elvis” will be led
only be picked up in April and October of each year. For more information, visit http://www. or call 662323-2652. u Gentle Yoga — Trinity Presbyterian Church offers free senior yoga class at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The church is located at 607 Hospital Road in Starkville. u Veteran volunteering — Gentiva Hospice is looking for veteran volunteers for its newly established “We Honor Veterans” program. Volunteers can donate as little as one hour per week or more. For more information, call Carly Wheat at 662-615-1519 or email carly. u MSU Philharmonia — Pre-college musicians looking for a full orchestra experience are welcome to join MSU Philharmonia from 6-8 p.m. on Mondays in the MSU Band Hall at 72 Hardy Road. Wind players must have high school band experience and be able to read music, and junior and senior high school string players must be able to read music with the ability to shift to second and third positions. For more information, wind players should contact Richard Human at or 662-325-8021, and string players should contact Shandy Phillips at or 662-325-3070. u Line dancing — The Starkville Sportsplex will host afternoon line dancing in its activities room. Beginners-1 Line dancing is held 11 a.m. to noon, and Beginners-2 Line dancing is held noon to 1 p.m. For more information, call Lisa at 662323-2294. u Square dancing — This is fun for all age couples.  Enrollment for new dancers will close at the end of April and will open again in the fall. Enjoy our new caller and friendly help from experienced dancers.  Dancing and instruction on basic steps every Monday 7-9 p.m. at the Sportsplex Annex, 405 Lynn Lane.  Follow the covered walk to the small building. u Hospice volunteer opportunity — Gentiva Hospice is looking for dynamic volunteers to join their team. Areas of service include home visits, making phone calls, making crafts or baking for patients. Volunteers can donate as little as one hour per week or more. This is an opportunity to have a wonderful impact on someone’s life. Contact Carly Wheat, manager of volunteer services, at 662-615-1519 or email carly. 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 Pregnancy and parenting class — A series of classes are being held at Emerson Family Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday through September. To register, call 662-3204607. u Samaritan Club cheese — The Starkville Samaritan Club is selling mild, sharp, extra-sharp and round cheese. Cheese may be purchased at any of the following businesses in Starkville: John McMurray Accounting, 320 University Drive, Nationwide Insurance, 520 University Drive, or CB&S Bank at the corner of highways 12 and 25. Cheese may also be purchased from any Samaritan Club member. Contact Hall Fuller at 662-323-1338, John McMurray Jr. at 662-3233890, Margaret Prisock at 662324-4864, or Charlie Smith at 662-324-2989. u Clothing ministry — Rock Hill Clothing Ministry will be opened every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8-11 a.m. The ministry is open to the public and is located across the street from Rock Hill United Methodist Church
at 4457 Rock Hill Road. For more information, contact Donna Poe at 662-323-8871 or 662-312-2935. 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. 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@ 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 contact 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. To play, call 662-338-9442. 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 662-324-1965. 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 662242-7962. u Senior Yoga — Senior 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. Community call-in u 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 601-5271553. 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 or 662-418-3876. 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
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meeting, she said she’d received about 75 interest forms. The school is widening its net to try to get more involvement from fathers and father figures. “You don’t have to have a student here at the school,” Mitchell said. “We sent information out to our college coaches, to our board members and community leaders, that even if you don’t have a student at our school to be active and participate. “ Sudduth Elementary performs background checks on any volunteers that sign up for the program. Mitchell said the process usually took about a week. Randall McMillen volunteered for the Watch DOGS program in the spring. He’s the father of a first-grade student at Sudduth. “I thought it was a great experience for a number of reasons,” he said. “First, it gave me a very clear idea of what my daughter’s school day is like throughout the day — not just when I drop her off and pick her up. It also gave me time to visit the different school rooms, and spend time out on the playground with the kids during recess. I spent just a little bit of time in my daughter’s classroom, but for most of it I was going around to other places.” McMillen said he intended to volunteer for the program again and was in the process of trying to find an opportunity to do so with his scheduling. Amy Wilbourn, a kindergarten teacher at Sudduth, worked with Watch DOGS volunteers in the spring. She said she looked forward to starting the program again. “I think the dads coming into the room was a positive influence for the children,” she said. “Not all children have a male role model, and (the program) gave them that opportunity. My fathers came in and they might sit and have a conversation, or
the children might share what they were doing with the fathers. Some might read books with them. It gave them an opportunity to praise the children and tell them they were doing a good job.” She said the program could be especially helpful to students who might not live with their fathers, because it provided a chance for them to interact with male role models in a positive environment. She added the students generally enjoyed the program. “I know sometimes if I got a call and they told me a father was coming the kids would get excited,” she said. “You could just see them get excited because they wanted that opportunity to shine in front of someone and that gave them the opportunity to do that. It gave them the opportunity to show they could read not only to me, but that they could read to anybody.” McMillen, who said he substitute taught for 10 years, said Kindergarten students at Sudduth Elementary watch a video presentation early in the school year. Sudduth will host an he supported ideas like the event for its Watch DOGS volunteer program at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. (Photo by Alex Holloway, SDN) Watch DOGS program that got the public more involved with public schools. He said it opened how to count change without a calculator, cia Barnes, who made Sister Schubert rolls. his eyes to see how hard students and hopes they were gaining more than that Morgan compares Barnes’ story to Tehan’s. and teachers worked with the From page 1 “My client said, ‘I can remember when I from her and her biscuits. resources they had, and helped “I really try my best to make them as “They are seeing me set goals and exceed used to just go pick them (rolls) up at her him realize everyone could do fresh as possible for my customers,” she them,” she said. “I sure hope I’m teaching house,’” Morgan said. “I just kind of get better with more. said. them some life lessons to really grow with.” goosebumps when I see how far Michelle He also said he favored emBiscuit making is currently just a partAs Tehan exceeds her own goals, Dawn has moved. I think in time, if she wants to, ployer support for allowing time thing for Tehan, who also works part- Morgan, another customer, thinks Tehan she could promote her’s that well. With toworkers time for volunteer work time at Mississippi State, and is a mom to will have some upcoming decisions to make day’s society, people just don’t take the time like Watch DOGS. 6-year-old triplets and a 4-year-old. about her biscuits. Morgan formerly worked to make homemade things anymore, but Overall, he said he looked Tehan said her children were learning at a salon and had a client who knew Patri- they still like the taste of it.” forward to watching the program continue to grow. “I think it’s just going to get from using computers every 20 minutes He said some children with eye problems better,” he said. “They’re learnby looking at something 20 feet away. She may avoid reading, but signs like eyes turnFrom page 1 ing and we’re learning. As the said the same applied for any work done at ing in or out, headaches, squinting, rubprogram evolves, I think they’ll “It is a comprehensive eye examina- close range, including reading and writing. bing of eyes, and tilting of the head could be able to focus on parents’ partion for children ages 6-12 months free of Crigler also said there was more to chil- reveal the problems to be visual and not ticular skills and interests. I think charge regardless of income level,” Crigler dren’s eyes than many parents might be behavioral. it’s worth it for sure, and I think said. “It is not a screening. It is a complete aware of. To ensure that children remained eneverybody wants it to be the best exam. We’ve (also) participated in health “We tend to get hung up on, ‘My child gaged with eye exams, Ford said his team that it can be.” fairs a lot. Every opportunity we’re asked, sees 20/20; my child sees 20/40,’ when made a point of keeping those exams fun. For more information, conwe participate in (them).” “Mostly, it’s the technician and the docthat is only a small portion of how a child’s tact Ginger Mitchell at 662-324With computers, SMART Boards and visual performance grades,” Crigler said. tor’s attitude with children,” Ford said. 4150, or visit the Watch DOGS tablets becoming more prevalent in class- “You want the two eyes to be able to “It’s amazing the kind of information you website at rooms, Crigler said parents also needed to work together in order to be able to per- can get from playing. We’ve gone a long watchdogs be aware of a temporary condition called ceive depth. The eye health has to be good. way in trying to make our office kid-friendComputer Vision Syndrome (CVS). She They can have a deviating eye. They can ly. We provide cradle-to-grave service.” said symptoms included headaches, fa- have a lazy eye. One of the critical abilities Ford said there is one thing parents tigue, burning or tired eyes, loss of focus, of children is the ability of the eyes to con- could do to help him accommodate chilblurred vision, double vision or head and verge on something up close. If they can’t dren. neck pain. “One of the things I really wish the do that, they’ll see blurry (or) see double.” To avoid CVS, she said, students should If children’s vision isn’t in focus, Ford mom and dad would do is make sure (chilkeep their screens at eye level and follow a said that problem could manifest in a way dren) understand that we’re not the shot“20-20-20” rule: Take 20-second breaks that appeared to be a lack of mental focus. giving doctor,” Ford said.
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your house and prying your hunting rifle from your cold, dead hands is not only ridiculous, it focuses on the wrong Zack Plair part of the Editor problem. Firstly, public schools are government institutions so it's perfectly reasonable for the government to control their operations, even all the way down to lunches. On another note, federal funding purchases the food for the majority of these kids who eat at school for free or at a reduced rate. Still, school districts want to complain about the food, lobby relentlessly to do away with the standards, but insist on taking the money. I've interviewed school superintendents in Arkansas about this issue who understood the flaw in that logic. Their counter-argument is always that the kids don't like the food so they throw it away. As a result,
Thursday, August 29, 2013
We don't ‘have' to save the chicken
One of my most vivid childhood memories was sitting at my grandmother's table for a meal — I was something like 6 or 7 — when she sat a plate in front of me that donned the dreaded spoonful of butter beans. For the record, to this day I'd rather use a bamboo stick to fight a grizzly bear than eat butter beans or any of that vegetable species' rancid little cousins (e.g. purple hull or black-eyed peas, lima beans, English peas, etc.). Of course, I felt obligated to inform my grandmother of my distaste for her homegrown and prepared side dish. I got as far as "But Mamaw, I don't like bu…" before I was suddenly airborne, headed down the hallway toward the spare bedroom with my mother's hand administering corporal punishment to the rhythm of her every step. When she finally put me down, she explained that since we were at someone else's home and other people had prepared and provided the food for the meal, I was in no position to complain. I've since eaten a lot of things I didn't care for when I found myself in similar situations. And it really hasn't been for altruism's sake so much as for remembering how hard I got whooped. I'm more like the "Pavlov's dog" of eating at other people's houses. Yet, it's amazing to me that food connoisseurs among the public school lunch crowd have reduced themselves to 7-year-old behavior when it comes to federal standards for what the schools can feed the children. When the USDA replaced stromboli and fried chicken days with fruit, vegetables and the actual recommended amount of protein, parents and school officials all over the country started whining, quoting the Constitution and hammering on this idea the government was trying to control what their children ate. Since Michelle Obama's healthy kids initiative spurred these standards, we heard about the administration's Socialist agenda, and schools have mounted efforts to dilute the program, many times on purely political grounds. But comparing the school lunch conundrum to the feds coming to they don't get enough nourishment to learn. That's a cop out, and it's a dangerous one. Childhood obesity is a problem. School lunches are the only front where the government can absolve itself from liability for that problem. Because I'd bet you $20 that some of these same people who are crying for the return of fried chicken day would be the first ones to sue the government in under-regulated circumstances if their third-grader keeled over from a diabetic stroke during recess. Delicious school lunches are not a civil right. Healthy school lunches are. If the kids are throwing these lunches away, then one of two things needs to happen. Either they need to get hungry enough until they eat what's provided or their parents need to defer to private sector competition by packing their children a lunch. But not everyone eats free or reduced lunch, so what about those children who pay full price? I know what we can do. Give those kids a different line with more options while making the free and reduced kids eat what Michelle Obama wants them to.
Not only would that reinforce their place in society, but as the affluent gluttons die off, that will create less demand. Because, if any major American war has taught us anything, it is that the most effective premise for an economic boom is population control, right? Obviously, that suggestion drips with sarcasm. I'd dare not suggest kids endure such drastic measures nor do I think the government would. Besides, those kids will see plenty of that stratification after they get out of school. Does the government program go too far by limiting portions and failing to account for an elementary student having less discernment capability than an adult? Yes. And I think as this program evolves, it will adapt those standards to fit the need. That doesn't make it a bad program, and it doesn't make it smart to doom the program for failure so people can make a political point.
Zack Plair is the editor of Starkville Daily News. Contact him at editor@
Journalism's golden age meets its golden opportunity
By CAROL STARK The Joplin Globe There’s something reassuring about columnist Paul Greenberg’s prophecy this week about a “new, wide-open, freer era of journalism.” I always enjoy Greenberg’s columns, particularly the ones where he signs off as “Inky Wretch.” The 76-year-old Pulitzer Prize winner has been around long enough that indeed he probably does have ink in his veins. And he’s not the only one who is bullish about the future of the press. His message echoes one I’ve listened to several times in recent weeks as the sale of The Washington Post has some waxing nostalgic, while others are excited about the possibilities of what’s being referred to as “the golden opportunity.” That’s what Bill Ostendorf, a former Providence Journal graphics and photo editor, thinks newspapers — or news services, if you will — hold in their hands right now. Ostendorf delivers webinars for newspapers in which he debunks some long-held newsroom schools of thought, such as the idea that there’s no way that newspapers can ever be as good as they once were. Ostendorf calls B.S. on that with reminders of boring, gray, stodgy pages. As I listened to his brutally honest assessment, one thing really caught my interest. The one thing he thought newspapers did better once upon a time was to serve readers’ varied interests. Newspapers embraced communities of readers much like what HGTV and the Food Network do today. Maybe we should have kept loving our readers more. A local columnist recently wrote about newspapers and “the big news” of the day. Yet, ask 10 people what they consider the “big news,” and it’s likely, depending on age and interests, that you will receive 10 different answers. How does today’s press even begin to speak to all those readers? By combining a top-drawer print product with unique digital products and social media and making it a whole new ballgame. On Aug. 5, the day The Washington Post sale to Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos was announced, staff members were as stunned as readers, according to Post columnist David Ignatius. On a recent “Meet The Press” panel about the future of journalism, Ignatius discussed the despair at the Post that the paper would no longer be owned by the Graham family, who had been at the helm for 80 years. Ignatius said it wasn’t until a few hours later that it started dawning on the staff that the resources that Bezos would be bringing to the Post would be practically endless, as would the opportunities to recreate the news in a way that perhaps would be even better than it ever has been. That’s exciting. I know, I don’t work for the Washington Post, but I recently sat next to a former Post editor while in New York where I accepted the Mirror Award on behalf of The Missouri Press Association for the documentary film on The Joplin Globe called “Deadline in Disaster.”
Her take on the future of the press was the same as Greenberg’s. The reinvention of the newsroom is going to be an exciting ride. So, was sitting in a room filled with cigarette smoke in 1976 and banging out copy on an old typewriter really the “good old days”? Some may remember it that way, but take it from me — it wasn’t. As I rapidly approach my 37th year in the newspaper business, I still wake up every day with that sense that something exciting is going to happen and that my staff and I are going to be a part of bringing you that story. I think the real “good old days” are yet to come. Carol Stark is editor of The Joplin (Mo.) Globe. Email her at
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Chad Fulgham, a 2005 graduate of Starkville Academy, has returned to the Golden Triangle. The U.S. Air Force promoted Fulgham to captain and transferred him to Columbus Air Force Base, where he will work as a civil engineer. Fulgham is a 2009 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., and he earned a master's degree in engineering and technology management from Oklahoma State University in 2012. In 2009, he also transferred to Little Rock Air Force Base in Little Rock, Ark., from which he served on two deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. (Submitted photo)
Starkville says farewell to long time librarian Carolyn Reed
By RUTH MORGAN For Starkville Daily News All good stories must come to an end, and the ending will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at the Starkville-Oktibbeha County Public Library System on University Drive where a reception for Carolyn Reed will take place. The public is cordially invited to attend the reception to say goodbye and best wishes to Reed. With 18 years of service at the library, Reed and her husband, Jack, a retired entomologist, will be moving to Utah to join other family members. Carolyn’s story began in 1992 on the second floor of the library where she served as the children’s librarian for 10 years. Reed has a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University with a major in education and a minor in library science. Her favorite activity was “Story Time” with the children and decorating the children’s Christmas tree. Carolyn is the mother of six children and grandmother of 17 grandchildren, thus her experience as a children’s librarian has been mutually good. When the Christopher Randolph and Annie Reynolds Stark Genealogy Annex was added onto the library, Carolyn became a genealogy librarian. During that time she has spent countless hours creating computerized data sets and printed indices of local records with Perian Kerr, another genealogical librarian. She and Kerr have also collected, preserved and filed local history materials concerning Oktibbeha County, including superintendent  of education duplicate teacher pay certificates, the obituary project (with volunteers Kay Henry, Carol Gospodnetich and Nancy Critz), and the Katie Prince Ward Esker paper collection. Carolyn and Perian also succeeded in procuring 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 u Brotherhood breakfast — Men and boys are welcome to attend a brotherhood breakfast at Austin Creek Church
a National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grant to help in establishing the archives at the library. Following the grant they processed numerable documents for archiving.  Carolyn currently serves on the board of trustees for the Oktibbeha County Historical and Genealogical Society. Aside from her library work, she has worked with the youth in her church, and spent 10 years as a volunteer with LDS Family Services assisting birth mothers in northeast Mississippi. Carolyn is a warm, glowing individual who meets people with a smile and goes the extra mile to assist patrons seeking her assistance. People have come from many miles and many states seeking her help. “Carolyn has been an invaluable asset to the library in so many ways that she will be greatly missed,” Ginny Holtcamp, the library director said.
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each month at 2 p.m., the Sassy Sirens will host a Game Day at the Senior Citizens Building “Fun House.” RSVP to u Starkville Writer’s Group —
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 662323-2748.
Dovie Thomas Reed
Dovie Thomas Reed, 95, passed away on August 27, 2013 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora. She was an Avon representative and member of Clear Springs Primitive Baptist Church.  She enjoyed quilting, sewing and crafts.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Otha Thomas and Daisy Dalma Bell Thomas; husbands, William Alex Reed and Neely Reed; and daughters, Sudie Reed Daniels and Daisy Reed Forrester.  She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Monts and Doris Hurst, both of Maben; sister, Bernice Aderholt of Baton Rouge, La.; grandchildren, Debbie Rivers, Sandra Taylor, Laura Hatcher, Lynn Hurst, Darren Hurst, Tina Whitehead, Jason Hurst Cindy Collins, Robert Daniels, Rhonda McClain, Rachel Criddle, Randall Forrester and Roger Forrester; 19 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.  Visitation for Mrs. Reed is scheduled for Friday, August 30, 2013 from 9:30-11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Mathiston, with the funeral service immediately following. Burial will be in the Clear Springs Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.  You can go online and sign the guest register at: www.
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Thursday, August 29, 2013
College Football
High School Football
Oxford’s Hill hopes schedule a benefit
By DANNY P. SMITH Most high school football programs don’t shy away from scheduling tough non-division action early in the season. Oxford is one of those places. The first four games for the Chargers are against Jackson Prep, Starkville, East Side and Lafayette. It’s the hope of Oxford head coach Johnny Hill that schedule will toughen up his squad. “The only way you get better is play good competition,” Hill said. “(Those) are pretty stout football teams. We’ve got our hands full, but that’s the reason you play the game.” The Chargers opened the season with a 32-20 victory against Jackson Prep. Hill said there were mistakes in the game, such as penalties, that kept Oxford from getting even more points. “We had first game mistakes and did some things we don’t normally do,” Hill said. “We don’t do them in practice, but ended up doing them Friday night. They are all correctable. We hit a guy in the back as the guy was crossing the end zone and took a touchdown off the board. We had another offsides that probably took
Mississippi State defensive back Nickoe Whitley (5) has the most experience of any returning Bulldog in the secondary. (Photo by Rogelio V. Solis, File, AP)
MSU secondary to be tested by OSU offense
By BEN WAIT It will be baptism by fire for the Mississippi State secondary come Saturday. The Bulldogs open the season against one of the better offenses in the country in No. 13 (Associated Press) Oklahoma State in Houston, Texas. MSU lost several members of it's secondary from last year's squad including cornerbacks Johnthan Banks and Darius Slay. The young and inexperienced secondary for the Bulldogs will be tested early. "It's a great challenge for our guys," MSU head coach Dan Mullen said on Wednesday's Southeastern Conference teleconference. "We have some young talented players. They're obviously going to be tested in the secondary very, very early. With their first game coming in, there's not much of time for them to take their time, learn the ropes and figure out what game day is all about. We have a lot of guys that are going to be playing their first game for us." The Bulldogs only returner at cornerback that has seen any action is junior Jamerson Love. The projected starters at corner include Love and sophomore Taveze Calhoun. Their backups look to be redshirt freshman Cedric Jiles and junior college transfer Justin Cox. "For all the other corners, this is their first opportunity to get out there and play," Mullen said. "They get to go do it against the best offense in the country. It will be a great test for them." The Bulldogs do return a good bit of experience at safety though. Senior Nickoe Whitley started last season and junior Jay Hughes has seen a good bit of playing time in his career. The Cowboys have a pretty explosive offense and they return last season's Big 12 leader in both catches and yards.
another touchdown off the board so there are some growing pains. “I know we have a bunch of sophomores out there and they are going to make mistakes. You just hate to see them. We’ll get them corrected.” The Chargers were able to get a 17yard blocked punt return from K.T. McCollin that gave them momentum and was part of a 16-0 run. Hill, who has been with Oxford for 20 years, knew that Jackson Prep was going to play four quarters against his team. He was just glad that the Chargers didn’t make more mistakes than they did. “Prep is a good football team,” Hill said. “They are well-coached and they play hard. You can’t make too many mistakes. They are a quality opponent.” Hill knows another quality opponent stands in Oxford’s way Friday in the form of Starkville. The kickoff at Yellowjacket Stadium is set for 7 p.m. SHS defeated the Chargers 28-7 in the Class 5A playoffs last season, but the teams have taken on a new look. “Every year, you are going to lose some good football players,” Hill said. “You hate to lose them, but that’s part of it. You’ve got to reload, rebuild and go on. It gives other kids opportunity to step up and play.” A pair of sophomores helped Oxford as quarterback Jack Abraham completed 20-of-30 pass attempts for 242 yards, while receiver D.K. Metcalf had six catches for 133 yards and a touchdown.
East Rankin Academy looks to bounce back
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will sit out the first half of Saturday's game against Rice. (Photo by Rogelio V. Solis, AP) Junior Josh Stewart hauled in 101 catches for 1,210 yards last season. He also caught seven touchdowns. "As young players, I know they're excited for that challenge," Mullen said. "That's the one great thing about young guys. They've been told and heard all summer they're the guys that have big shoes to fill, they're the guys that don't have the experience, (and) they're the guys where the mismatch is for Oklahoma State. (For) young players, they really take that challenge on and hopefully, they respond to it well on Saturday." By DANNY P. SMITH East Rankin Academy coach Matt Butts used one word to describe last Friday’s 27-14 loss to Central Hinds Academy. “Terrible,” Butts said. “(It was) absolutely, positively terrible. We turned the football over three times and the defense did not play well at all. We just played terrible.” The Patriots have a young football team this season with several first-time players in certain positions. Butts was surprised to see that some of the sophomores were “a highlight” and made
Manziel suspended for a half against Rice
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some plays. He refused to use youth as an excuse for why things didn’t go well in the season-opener and gave credit to Central Hinds for making the plays when it had to. It will be a meeting of young football teams Friday night when East Rankin makes the trip up Highway 25 to play Starkville Academy. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Butts saw the Volunteers lose a 35-3 decision to Lamar School and came away thinking coach Jeff Terrill’s team was better than the score of the game indicated. “(Starkville Academy) looked like a good football team,” Butts said. “I know coach Terrill understands he has a young football team, but Lamar is a much better football team than Central Hinds was. We know we’ve got to play at our best and have to have things go our way to get a win.”
Junior College Football
EMCC opens season at Pearl River CC
By DANNY P. SMITH East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens could certainly find a reason to be distracted if he wanted to be. When the Lions travel to Pearl River Community College tonight to open the season, Stephens will be returning to a place where he was a two-year letterman on the offensive line (1987-88). Stephens will also look across the field and see the man he worked with for 12 years. William Jones, the head coach at Pearl River, is the former associated head coach and defensive coordinator at EMCC. They were fellow assistant coaches at Pearl River. Even though there are some strong story lines surrounding the 7 p.m. encounter between the Lions and the Wildcats, Stephens said it’s best to just put those types of things out of his mind because there’s a football game to play. “When it comes down to it, you are either with us or against us,” Stephens said. “It doesn’t matter who it is, whether it’s Pearl River, William Jones, or even if it is my brother, you are on the other side. “For us, we are going to prepare. We’ve never put more emphasis on one game over the other since I’ve been here and the years we’ve been in this league because if you do that, it can lead to unreal expectations. We always want to take it one game at a time and prepare as well as we can for each game. (Games are) going to have some invariables and ingredients, but it’s not going to mean
any more than any other.” East Mississippi finished last season with an 8-2 record and lost a tough 47-46 decision to Copiah-Lincoln Community College in the state semifinals. In 2011, the Lions won the NJCAA national championship Stephens, who has a 44-10 career record in five years as the coach at EMCC, has beaten his junior college alma mater three out of four times. In last year’s opener that was delayed two days because of inclement weather caused by Hurricane Isaac, EMCC defeated Pearl River at home 35-15. Once again this season, the radio broadcast of games involving the Lions can be heard on WFCA 107.9 in French Camp. This photo shows East Mississippi Community College’s EMCC will have its home opener on Sept. three helmet designs for the 2013 football season. (Photo 5 against East Central Community College. submitted by EMCC)
The number of Mississippi State offensive linemen out of five that started all 13 games last season.
Youth Soccer
Starkville Daily News
College Football SEC schedule Today’s Games North Carolina at South Carolina, 5 p.m. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt, 8:15 p.m. Saturday’s Games Toledo at Florida, 11:21 a.m. Rice at Texas A&M, Noon Mississippi State vs Oklahoma State at Houston, 2:30 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Arkansas, 3 p.m. Alabama vs Virginia Tech at Atlanta, 4:30 p.m. Austin Peay at Tennessee, 5 p.m. Washington State at Auburn, 6 p.m. Western Kentucky at Kentucky, 6 p.m. Murray State at Missouri, 6 p.m. Georgia at Clemson, 7 p.m. LSU vs TCU at Arlington, 8 p.m. Associated Press Top 25 Poll 1. Alabama (58) 2. Ohio St. (1) 3. Oregon 4. Stanford 5. Georgia (1) 6. South Carolina 7. Texas A&M 8. Clemson 9. Louisville 10. Florida 11. Florida St. 12. LSU 13. Oklahoma St. 14. Notre Dame 15. Texas 16. Oklahoma 17. Michigan 18. Nebraska 19. Boise St. 20. TCU 21. UCLA 22. Northwestern 23. Wisconsin 24. Southern Cal 25. Oregon St. Record Pts Pv 13-1 1,498 1 12-0 1,365 3 12-1 1,335 2 12-2 1,294 7 12-2 1,249 t5 11-2 1,154 8 11-2 1,104 t5 11-2 1,083 11 11-2 1,042 13 11-2 894 9 12-2 845 10 10-3 802 14 8-5 755 NR 12-1 748 4 9-4 677 19 10-3 579 15 8-5 531 24 10-4 382 25 11-2 328 18 7-6 323 NR 9-5 286 NR 10-3 199 NR 8-6 185 NR 7-6 134 NR 9-4 129 20
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“What he did (Wednesday) wasn’t acceptable.”
Los Angeles starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco said about the action that caused outfielder Yasiel Puig to be removed from a game.
The Area Slate
Today High School Softball Central Academy at Starkville Academy, 4 p.m. Winona at East Webster, 4:30 p.m. High School Soccer Starkville Academy at Magnolia Heights, 4 p.m. High School Volleyball Starkville at New Hope, 5:30 p.m. Choctaw County at Caledonia, 5:30 p.m. Junior High Football Starkville at Noxubee County, TBA
Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 7, Toronto 1 Oakland 6, Detroit 3, 6 innings Boston 13, Baltimore 2 Atlanta 2, Cleveland 0 L.A. Angels 6, Tampa Bay 5 Chicago White Sox 4, Houston 3 Kansas City 6, Minnesota 1 Texas 4, Seattle 3, 10 innings Wednesday’s Games Texas 12, Seattle 4 Toronto 7, N.Y. Yankees 2 Oakland at Detroit, late Tampa Bay 4, L.A. Angels 1 Baltimore at Boston, late Cleveland at Atlanta, late Houston at Chicago White Sox, late Kansas City at Minnesota, late
Starkville Soccer Association Under-8 Bulldog Max Buehleer, left, stops an attack during play at the 5th Annual Frostbite Tournament at the Starkville Sportsplex soccer fields earlier this year, as teammate Sean Driskill, right, looks on. Final registration for fall soccer in Starkville ends Friday at 5 p.m. (Submitted photo)
SSA registration, changes to fall training announced
For Starkville Daily News Registration for fall soccer was extended through Friday and changes to fall soccer training were announced by Starkville Soccer Association president Sean Owen earlier this week. Changes announced for the fall season include group training sessions once each week for each age group featuring training by the director of coaching or Coerver Coaching with each team coach leading their team in the activities. Each week every team will focus on age-appropriate skills that will help in their overall skill development while keeping the focus on fun. Saturday practice times will still be scheduled, but will be optional. Owen announced that the approach will be very effective in providing every child a fun experience and similar skill development too. “SSA strives to get every player on each team on the same level of training, which will lead to an overall improvement in the league,” Owen said. Registrar Glenna Sullivan announced that registration is available online at or by completing a registration form at the Sportsplex on Lynn Lane before 5 p.m. on Friday. A birth certificate must be attached to registration forms for players who did not play soccer last year.
Today’s Games Oakland (Colon 14-5) at Detroit (Scherzer 19-1), 1:08 p.m. Kansas City (B.Chen 5-2) at Minnesota (Deduno 8-7), 1:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Vargas 7-5) at Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 0-0), 1:10 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 14-4) at Boston (Lester 12-7), 7:10 p.m. Cleveland (U.Jimenez 9-8) at Atlanta (Medlen 10-12), 7:10 p.m. Seattle (E.Ramirez 4-1) at Houston (Lyles 6-6), 8:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 7:08 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Minnesota at Texas, 8:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Seattle at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Tennis U.S. Open Results
Today COLLEGE FOOTBALL 5 p.m. ESPN — North Carolina at South Carolina 7 p.m. FS1 — Utah St. at Utah 8:15 p.m. ESPN — Mississippi at Vanderbilt GOLF 9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Wales Open, first round, at City of Newport, Wales (same-day tape) 2 p.m. TGC — Tour, Hotel Fitness At A Glance All Times EDT East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 79 52 .603 — Washington 66 65 .504 13 Philadelphia 60 72 .455 19½ New York 59 71 .454 19½ 49 81 .377 29½ Miami Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 78 54 .591 — Pittsburgh 77 55 .583 1 Cincinnati 74 59 .556 4½ Milwaukee 58 74 .439 20 56 77 .421 22½ Chicago West Division W L Pct GB 78 55 .586 — Los Angeles Arizona 68 63 .519 9 62 72 .463 16½ Colorado San Diego 59 73 .447 18½ San Francisco 59 73 .447 18½ Tuesday’s Games Washington 2, Miami 1 Milwaukee 7, Pittsburgh 6 Atlanta 2, Cleveland 0 N.Y. Mets 5, Philadelphia 0 St. Louis 6, Cincinnati 1 San Francisco 5, Colorado 3 Arizona 10, San Diego 9, 10 innings Chicago Cubs 3, L.A. Dodgers 2 Wednesday’s Games L.A. Dodgers 4, Chicago Cubs 0 Pittsburgh 7, Milwaukee 1 Miami at Washington, late Cleveland at Atlanta, late Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, late Cincinnati at St. Louis, late San Francisco at Colorado, late San Diego at Arizona, late Championship, first round, at Fort Wayne, Ind. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon MLB — Regional coverage, Oakland at Detroit or L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay 6 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Baltimore at Boston or Cleveland at Atlanta TENNIS Noon ESPN2 — U.S. Open, second round, at New York 6 p.m. ESPN2 — U.S. Open, second round, at New York
Others receiving votes: Michigan St. 95, Baylor 92, Virginia Tech 86, Miami 85, Arizona St. 53, Kansas St. 43, Fresno St. 36, Vanderbilt 19, Washington 17, N. Illinois 16, Mississippi 11, Utah St. 8, Georgia Tech 6, Arizona 3, Cincinnati 3, North Carolina 3, Penn St. 2, BYU 1. USA Today Top 25 Poll Record Pts Pvs 1. Alabama (58) 13-1 1,545 1 12-0 1,427 NR 2. Ohio State (3) 3. Oregon 12-1 1,397 2 12-2 1,262 6 4. Stanford 5. Georgia 12-2 1,250 4 6. Texas A&M (1) 11-2 1,215 5 11-2 1,136 7 7. South Carolina 8. Clemson 11-2 1,047 9 11-2 1,010 13 9. Louisville 10. Florida 11-2 930 10 11. Notre Dame 12-1 872 3 12-2 844 8 12. Florida State 13. LSU 10-3 797 12 726 NR 14. Oklahoma State 8-5 15. Texas 9-4 622 18 16. Oklahoma 10-3 620 15 8-5 589 NR 17. Michigan 18. Nebraska 10-4 426 23 11-2 420 14 19. Boise State 20. TCU 7-6 400 NR 21. UCLA 9-5 202 NR 10-3 186 16 22. Northwestern 23. Wisconsin 8-6 172 NR 7-6 165 NR 24. Southern Cal 25. Oregon State 9-4 135 19 Others receiving votes: Kansas State 113; Miami (Fla.) 101; Michigan State 89; Baylor 80; Virginia Tech 65; Fresno State 62; Arizona State 51; Mississippi 32; Vanderbilt 29; Utah State 23; Brigham Young 20; North Carolina 19; Northern Illinois 19; Tulsa 9; Ohio 8; San Jose State 8; Arizona 5; Cincinnati 3; East Carolina 3; Kent State 3; Mississippi State 3; Washington 3; Central Florida 2; Arkansas 1; Arkansas State 1; Rutgers 1; Tennessee 1; Toledo 1. Major League Baseball National League
Today’s Games Philadelphia (E.Martin 2-2) at N.Y. Mets (C.Torres 2-2), 1:10 p.m. Miami (Koehler 3-8) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 7-6), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 9-9) at Pittsburgh (Cole 6-6), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (U.Jimenez 9-8) at Atlanta (Medlen 10-12), 7:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Philadelphia at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Washington, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Angels at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. American League East Division W L Pct GB Boston 78 55 .586 — 75 56 .573 2 Tampa Bay Baltimore 70 60 .538 6½ 70 63 .526 8 New York Toronto 60 74 .448 18½ Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 77 55 .583 — Cleveland 71 60 .542 5½ Kansas City 67 64 .511 9½ Minnesota 57 73 .438 19 55 76 .420 21½ Chicago West Division W L Pct GB Texas 78 55 .586 — Oakland 74 57 .565 3 72 .450 18 Los Angeles 59 Seattle 59 73 .447 18½ Houston 44 87 .336 33
Mullen to speak at QB Club
The Starkville Quarterback Club is launching its 48th season tonight at the Starkville Country Club. The social hour and registration begin at 6 p.m., with dinner starting at 6:30 p. m. and the program getting underway by 7:45 p.m. Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen will be the featured speaker. He’ll provide scouting information on Oklahoma State, MSU’s opponent on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas in the inaugural Texas Kickoff Classic. Mullen will also talk about his team and the upcoming 2013 football season. BancorpSouth is sponsoring Mullen as the first meeting’s speaker. The dinner for the evening will be fried chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, salad, dessert and tea. “We have more than 100 pre-paid memberships already, and we expect another great membership this year,” QB Club president Daniel Bryant said. “Anyone who would like to join the Starkville Quarterback Club can come to the first meeting Thursday and pay their dues then.” The club dues are $185 for the season. All members are provided a meal that includes a meat (a weekly rotation of fried catfish filets, fried chicken, hamburger steaks and pork chops), two vegetables, salad, bread, drink and dessert for each of the 12 meetings. The club’s guest fee is $25. Bryant said potential members can get more QB club information by going online at www.starkvillequarterbackclub. com or calling him at 662-323-6546.
Wednesday At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center New York Purse: $34.3 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men First Round Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, def. Go Soeda, Japan, 6-4, 6-3, 6-1. Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukraine, def. David Goffin, Belgium, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4. Kevin Anderson (17), South Africa, def. Daniel Brands, Germany, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Mikhail Youzhny (21), Russia, def. Nicolas Mahut, France, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Somdev Devvarman, India, def. Lukas Lacko, Slovakia, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. Tim Smyczek, United States, def. James Duckworth, Australia, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-1. Andreas Seppi (20), Italy, def. Xavier Malisse, Belgium, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5. Peter Gojowczyk, Germany, def. Igor Sijsling, Netherlands, 7-6 (7), 2-6, 6-4, 6-1. Juan Martin del Potro (6), Argentina, def. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-6 (7). Lleyton Hewitt, Australia, def. Brian Baker, United States, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Stanislas Wawrinka (9), Switzerland, def. Radek Stepanek, Czech Republic, 7-6 (2), 6-3, 6-2. Evgeny Donskoy, Russia, def. Jurgen Melzer (29), Austria, 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 (3). Leonardo Mayer, Argentina, def. Victor Hanescu, Romania, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (4). Marcel Granollers, Spain, def. Jurgen Zopp, Estonia, 6-1, 3-6, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. Rajeev Ram, United States, def. Fabio Fognini (16), Italy, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. Women Second Round Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (32), Russia, def. Ashleigh Barty, Australia, 6-4, 6-0. Li Na (5), China, def. Sofia Arvidsson, Sweden, 6-1, 6-1. Carla Suarez Navarro (18), Spain, def. CoCo Vandeweghe, United States, 6-3, 6-4. Agnieszka Radwanska (3), Poland, def. Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor, Spain, 6-0, 7-5. Laura Robson (30), Britain, def. Caroline Garcia, France, 6-4, 7-6 (5). Zheng Jie, China, def. Venus Williams, United States, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (5).
Major League Baseball
From Wire Reports SEATTLE (AP) — The Texas Rangers once again got the best of Seattle ace Felix Hernandez. The AL West-leading Rangers pounded Hernandez for nine runs and 11 hits in three-plus innings on Wednesday en route to a 12-4 win over the Mariners. Hernandez fell to 0-4 with a 7.57 ERA in five starts against the Rangers this year. The right-hander’s 20-career losses against Texas are his most against any team. Hernandez struggled early on Wednesday. Leonys Martin started the scoring with two outs in the second, slicing a 2-1 pitch into the Seattle bullpen in left field. The three-run home run was part of a careerhigh four RBIs game for Martin. Texas kept the pressure on with two more runs in the third and five in the fourth. Ian Kinsler chased Hernandez (128) in the fourth with a run-scoring single, the fourth straight hit for the Rangers to open the inning. Adrian Beltre and former Mississippi State player Mitch Moreland also added homers for the Rangers, as every Texas starter got a hit except for Alex Rios, who had a walk, a stolen base and a run. It was Moreland’s 20th home run of the season. The three innings pitched for Hernandez ties the second-shortest outing of his career. The former AL Cy Young winner’s ERA climbed from 2.63 to 2.97. Dustin Ackley hit a solo home run and an RBI double for the Mariners, who have lost six straight games. Seager hit his ca-
Rangers rough up Mariners 12-4
Newcomers join Bulldog tennis
With the 2013-14 season approaching, Mississippi State men’s tennis coach Per Nilsson has announced the signing of three highly-talented newcomers who will begin suiting up for the Bulldogs beginning this fall. Hailing from Dandery, Sweden, Robin Haden comes to MSU as one of the top Swedish juniors. A top 10 junior, Haden is ranked 32nd in the Swedish men’s rankings and is the first Swedish player to don the Maroon and White since Nilsson, a native of Lund, Sweden, took over the coaching position at State in 2008. Another stellar junior making his way to Starkville is Florian Lakat from Paris, France. Lakat joins the Bulldogs as a top 10 French junior who has a great history of success. Lakat was a 2007 winner at the European Tennis Championship, while finishing in the 2nd position in 2009 at the same tournament. Lakat also captured a high school national championship in 2013. The final addition to Nilsson’s 2013 class is Tassilo Schmid, a junior college transfer from Tyler (Texas) Community College. Schmid, a native of Stuttgart, Germany, helped the Tyler CC Apaches capture the 2013 NJCAA national championship, while also helping the Apaches make the NJCAA finals in 2012. “We are very excited to have all three of these guys coming to Starkville,” Nilsson said. “They have a lot of potential as players and all three have great character and work ethic, which is what we look for when we recruit.” The Bulldogs capped off the 2013 season by reaching the NCAA Championship Round of 16 for the first time since 2001. The impressive run led State to a No. 11 overall finish in the final ITA national rankings for a second-straight season. For more information on Mississippi State men’s tennis, follow the Bulldogs on Twitter ( and on Facebook (
Texas Rangers’ Leonys Martin (2) is greeted at the plate after hitting a three-run home run that scored teammates David Murphy, left, and former Mississippi State player Mitch Moreland, right, in the second inning of Wednesday’s game in Seattle. (Photo by Ted S. Warren, AP)
reer-high 21st homer in the sixth, a drive closed doors after the Los Angeles Dodgto right that struck a window in the second ers beat the Chicago Cubs. Mattingly wasn’t willing to specify exdeck. actly why he pulled Puig for Skip Schumaker, saying only, “I felt I was going to Dodgers 4, Cubs 0 get a better effort out of Skip.” LOS ANGELES — After four innings Puig didn’t slide into second base to of watching Yasiel Puig, manager Don try to break up a double play in the first Mattingly had seen enough. inning and got upset after striking out in The Cuban rookie was pulled from the the third, slamming his bat. He is hitting game, and he then met with Mattingly .346. Schumaker went 1 for 1 with a walk. and general manager Ned Colletti behind
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College Athletics
Daniel Courcol, left photo, and Charles “Dinky” Evans will be inducted into the MSU Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 21. (Photos submitted by MSU athletic media relations)
Courcol, Evans set to be inducted into Mississippi State Sports HoF
For Starkville Daily News Two former Mississippi State athletes will be inducted into the MSU Sports Hall of Fame during pregame festivities when Bulldog football hosts Troy on September 21, the athletic department announced Wednesday. Football’s Charles “Dinky” Evans and men’s tennis standout Daniel Courcol will represent the 2013 class of the MSU Sports Hall of Fame. Evans was a two-year letterman (1953-54) for the gridiron Bulldogs. A fullback by trade, Evans earned the prestigious Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the best blocker in the Southeastern Conference in 1954. He was believed by many to be the best blocker in the entire country that season, when he played for first-year MSU coach Darrell Royal. The Perkinston native, opened holes for notable MSU greats such as Jackie Parker, Art Davis and Bobby Collins. But Evans’ abilities did not stop with blocking. He led Mississippi State in rushing during his junior season of 1953, amassing 549 yards on 109 carries (a 5.0 yards-per-carry average) and scored two touchdowns. That season, he led State in rushing in three contests, including Kentucky, LSU and a team-best, 129-yard output against Tulane. He also led State on the ground against rival Ole Miss a year later. Evans was selected honorable mention All-SEC both of his seasons as a Bulldog and was chosen to participate in the Senior Bowl in 1954. Over his two-year career, his efforts blocking and running guided MSU to two winning seasons, including victories over Tennessee, Alabama and LSU (twice). A native of Paris, France, Courcol was a three-year letterwinner (1991-93) for the Bulldog tennis squad. He earned all-America honors four times during his career – twice in singles (1992-93) and twice in doubles (1991, ‘93) – and also received all-Southeastern Conference laurels multiple times. Courcol was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame in Athens, Ga., in 2010. A member of three State teams that reached the NCAA round of 16, Courcol helped lead the Bulldogs to the SEC title in 1993 while manning the No. 1 position on the squad in both singles and doubles. In addition to his all-American laurels, Courcol was also chosen the 1993 ITA National Senior Player of the Year. On the individual level, Courcol was simply outstanding. The only player in Mississippi State history to hold the nation’s No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles, he is also the only
player in college tennis history to win four Collegiate Grand Slam titles in one season. In 199293, Courcol claimed the singles crown of both the ITA National Clay Court and All-American Hardcourt Championships. He also teamed with fellow all-American Laurent Miquelard to claim the All-American Championships’ doubles title and the ITA National Indoor doubles crown the same season. He ended the 1992 season ranked ninth nationally in singles. In 1993, he finished fifth in the country in singles and fourth in doubles. Courcol amassed career records of 86-28 in singles and 47-30 in doubles, and remains in the top 10 of almost every MSU men’s tennis statistical category. Following his collegiate career, Courcol played professionally on the ATP Tour. He reached the top 170 in the world in singles in 1996.
Venus Williams loses at Open
By HOWARD FENDRICH Associated Press NEW YORK — Venus Williams dug herself out of deficits over and over again, until she simply ran out of solutions, exiting the U.S. Open before the third round for the third year in a row. At 33, two-time champion Williams was the oldest woman in the second round at Flushing Meadows, and while she made things interesting after a poor start to the match and to the final set, she couldn’t sustain her solid play all the way through and lost to 56th-ranked Zheng Jie of China 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (5) on a wet Wednesday. The match last 3 hours, 2 minutes — making it the longest between women in the tournament so far — and the third set alone went 1 1/2 hours, closing when Williams missed a volley, then a return, on the last two points. She wound up with 44 unforced errors in all, half on forehands. During her on-court interview, Zheng addressed the partisan crowd that was pulling for Williams, saying: “First, I want to say, ‘Sorry, guys.’” Rain began falling in the early afternoon, jumbling the schedule, and eight women’s singles matches were postponed, including Williams’ younger sister, defending champion Serena, against Galina Voskoboeva. In all, there were more than four hours of delays during the day, and 2012 men’s winner Andy Murray had yet to play a point as the time approached 9 p.m. Wednesday. In the handful of matches that were completed by early evening — men in the first round, women in the second — 2011 French Open champion Li Na, and 2012
Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska won in straight sets, as did 30th-seeded Laura Robson of Britain. No. 17 Kevin Anderson, No. 21 Mikhail Youzhny and 109th-ranked American wild-card entry Tim Smyczek were among the men’s winners. Venus Williams and Zheng, a former top-15 player who twice reached Grand Slam semifinals, played all of two points at the beginning before their match was interrupted by showers. When they resumed about two hours later, at 15-all in the opening game, Williams’ play was full of mistakes. In the first set, she only managed to put 46 percent of her first serves in play, and she accumulated 15 unforced errors, 10 more than Zheng. The American, who owns seven Grand Slam Venus Williams leans over dejected after her loss at the U.S. singles titles in all, failed to convert any of six Open Wednesday. (Photo by Kathy Kmonicek, AP) break points, while losing serve twice. statement that he and his team were half the snaps if not more. Hopefully bored with practice, but he back- he's going to play well." tracked later on. "I wouldn't say we're bored, but Vanderbilt settles it's time to play and it's time to see on backup QB  what we've got," Richt said. 
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Last year's Heisman Trophy winner and Texas A&M standout quarterback Johnny Manziel will sit out the first half against Rice on Saturday according to Billy Liucci of TexAgs. com. The suspension is linked to the NCAA investigation into Manziel accepting money for autographs. According to ESPN sources, this closes the book on the NCAA investigation into the Aggie quarterback.  Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin said he couldn't comment on the ongoing investigation on the morning teleconference.  "He's handled it very well from the beginning," Sumlin said before the suspension was passed down. "From a practice standpoint, (and) from a meeting standpoint, he's been very focused." Freshman Kenny Hill will more
than likely get the start for the No. 7 Aggies against the Owls.  "Johnny Football," as he is known, was the first ever freshman to win the Heisman Trophy last season. His fame took off and he has been spotted all over the country, attending concerts to ballgames to late night talk shows. 
ing opportunity against a very good team that has traditionally won a lot of games," Saban said. "They have a great coach, play with a lot of toughness and certainly are going to challenge our competitive character."
Richt excited for new season
Mark Richt has been the head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs since 2001. Although it is 2013 and he has been a head coach for some time, he still feels the same way he did the first time he opened a season as a head coach. "It doesn't go away," Richt said. "Your heart just pumps faster and you just get excited about getting it going." The No. 5 Bulldogs open the season Saturday on the road at No. 8 Clemson in a primetime game. Richt mentioned in his opening
Nkemdiche  to get snaps
Ole Miss true freshman defensive end Robert Nkemdiche was rated by many as the No. 1 recruit in the 2013 class. His brother, Denzel, was already playing with the Rebels, so he decided to follow in his brothers footsteps. The Rebels open the season today at Vanderbilt and Nkemdiche is expected to see a good bit of playing time.  "I expect him to play well," Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said. "He expects himself to play well. We are going to try to rotate that front as much as we can. He will get at least
Saban wants new identity
The Alabama Crimson Tide have won three BCS National Championships in the past four seasons. They have won the last two, but Tide head coach Nick Saban wants this team to not live in the past. "It's an opportunity for our team to sort of develop an identity for this team and this season," Saban said. No. 1 Alabama starts the season Saturday against Virginia Tech in Atlanta. "We certainly have an outstand-
Vanderbilt has settled on a backup quarterback for today's game against Ole Miss to start the 2013 season. Commodore head coach James Franklin announced his intentions for Josh Grady to backup starter Austyn Carta-Samuels. "I think right now, based on my conversations with (offensive coordinator) John Donovan and (QB coach) Ricky Rahne, that it will be Grady," Franklin said. The sophomore signal caller spent last season as a slot receiver, but told coaches he wanted to move back to quarterback. He caught seven footballs for 89 yards last season. The Commodores and Rebels will kickoff at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN.
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by Jacqueline Bigar
ARIES (March 21-April 19) Keep in mind that trying to establish an agreement could be futile in this present atmosphere. As much as you might receive several “yeses” in several days, the conversation will need to be repeated. Work with the existing situation. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You’ll be looking for an opportunity to discuss a financial investment with an associate. It might seem like a good time, but any agreement or conversation you have now will be like quicksand, as it will vanish and be forgotten very soon. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You are all smiles because you see an open period entering your life when you will have more time for yourself. Be willing to go along with someone else’s efforts and have a serious conversation. You might be too tired or cranky to open up, but try anyway. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Reach out to someone you care about. Listen to news more openly than you have in the past. You might feel hurt by someone’s comment. Let it go, as you might be oversensitive right now. Let your creativity flow when interacting with others. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You know what you want. You could be rather overwhelmed by a situation that is exhausting. Your ability to make a difference allows you to make the right choices. Others might be slightly envious of how stable you are. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Touch base with a friend. You might need to take the lead and handle a personal matter. Listen to what is being said by someone you look up to. The pressure might be very difficult to handle, as this person could have high expectations of you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Keep reaching out to someone whom you care a lot about. You seem to have left this person alone for too long. Read between the lines, and honor what is happening within you. Be willing to put yourself on the line.
on This Day...
August 29, 1973
The eighth social sorority at Mississippi State University will come to campus in January. The newest member of the MSU Panhallenic Council is Alpha Chi Omega. The sorority will establish its first chapter in the state during the week of January 20. Charter members of Alpha Chi Omega will be selected during this week, with formal installation of the chapter to be held in spring 1974. Mrs. William Anderson, National Extension Director of the sorority will coordinate the activities. “During the week of January 20 we will be assisted by our alumni throughout the state and the Alpha Chi Omega chapter at the University of Alabama,” she said. Mrs. Harlow Landphair of Starkville, president of the Columbus Starkville alumni club will also help in establishing the MSU chapter. Alpha Chi Omega was founded at DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, October 15, 1885. Since that time, the sorority has grown to 114 collegiate chapters throughout the United States with almost 80,000 members.
The new out-of-state rule by the Mississippi Junior College Association adds depth to the EMJC quarterback position as well as to other positions on the EMJC squad. EMJC coaches feel that this rule will boost the Mississippi Junior College league, and they have no doubt that it will help their team. The Lions as well as the cheerleaders and hometown boosters are looking forward to the season opener with the Southwest Bears. The Lions are ready for some bear meat which they will have in Summit, Mississippi at 7:30 on Saturday night. EMJC coaches are optimistic as the first game of the season approaches. Six out-of-state athletes are welcomed to the EMJC squad by 17 returning sophomores, 15 of whom are lettermen. These new athletes are as follows: John Mason, Randy Lassitter, John Santacruz, and Tony McCollogh from Foley, Alabama; Mike Clanton from Thomasville, Alabama; and Mike Cook, from Lisman, Alabama.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Observe what is happening within your circle of friends and how they might be affected by a recent situation. It would be wise to eliminate an irritant. Consider your options carefully, yet look at the whole picture and not just at the individuals involved. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Others continue to seek you out; they have an offer that is too good to refuse. Do not lose sight of your priorities. You need to act like the strong person you are, who knows how to lead. Someone can’t get seem to get away from how appealing you are. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You might want to approach a personal matter very differently. You have wisdom on your side. The only mistake you could make would be to defer to someone else. You know what is good for you, and someone else can’t make the choice for you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You clearly are in weekend mode, which is fine -- if you’re on vacation. However, if you’re not, you could have an adverse effect on an associate. If at work, try for some semblance of interest in what others are doing. A boss still might see through you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You might be very concerned about a personal or domestic issue. Being present will take self-discipline. You also might have difficulty looking at the long-term implications of a decision at the moment.
1. Each row and column must contain the numbers 1 through 3 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.
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