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10,428 Circulation; 34,412 Readership northsidesun www.northsidesun.com the weekly Home delivery as low as $8 a year Call 957-1542 For 44 Years, Covering Northeast Jackson, Madison and Ridgeland Vol. 44, No. 13 Two Sections, 24 Pages, Thursday, January 13, 2011 Homeowners Development Popular eateries make room for planned development turn to courts to protect By ANTHONY WARREN Sun Staff Writer Street and Poplar Boulevard into a $45 million mixed-use development. The hos- A KFC franchise located across from Baptist will also be closed for the develop- property values RICK OLSON wouldn’t confirm that pital revealed its plans at the Greater Bel- ment. ANOTHER shot has been fired in a battle Keifer’s was relocating recently when he haven Neighborhood Foundation’s (GB- Channell said the restaurant won’t close to keep smaller homes from going up in some spoke to the Sun. NF) 10-year anniversary party last sum- until the hospital is ready to turn ground. Madison County subdivisions. But he did say that “chances are very mer. Officials with the hospital hope construc- About a month after the county said the good” that the popular Greek restaurant Baptist spokesman Robby Channell said tion can begin sometime in 2011, although civic group didn’t have the legal standing to would be moved to make way for a new the hospital does plan to purchase the a concrete date had not been set at the file suit, the Federation of Madison County development by Baptist Health Systems. property that Keifer’s is located on, as time of publication. Homeowners Associations has fired back, “Baptist owns a lot of property and well as another parcel owned by Olson Channell said the development will in- saying they not only have the standing, but wants to make Belhaven nicer,” he said. and Keifer’s co-owner Paula Coe. That clude the construction of a 130,000- have precedent to back them up. “We don’t want to hold them back.” site, which runs along North State, is square-foot, five story facility directly In April, the federation appealed the Madi- Baptist is planning to transform approxi- home to another popular restaurant - the across from the hospital’s main campus. son County Board of Supervisors decision to mately 13 acres of land along North State Pizza Shack. See Development, Page 9A allow smaller homes to be constructed in the Oak Field planned unit development (PUD) HOPE GALA to Madison County Circuit Court. FMCHA leaders say the decision was made after developers had already agreed with resi- dents on a larger house size, constituting a breach of contract. Because Oak Field is a PUD, FMCHA said the county also was required to hold a public hearing before making changes such as square footage requirements, something the federation said the board failed to do. The group isn’t opposed to smaller, more affordable homes being built in the county. Instead, FMCHA claims that reducing house sizes in already platted subdivisions has a negative effect on property values, and places a greater strain on the county’s overburdened infrastructure. The county, though, says that reducing home sizes is needed to help spur sales in the weak economy. “I feel very comfortable in our position, in particular with the case law that supports our response,” said FMCHA attorney Dale Danks. Danks filed a response on December 22, about a month and a half after the county filed a motion to dismiss the case. Nine affi- davits were filed alongside it. In its motion, the county stated that the as- sociation didn’t have the right to bring the lawsuit. Board attorney Eric Hamer further stated that the court can only look at evidence pre- sented in the bill of exceptions when deciding Focus on the Cure planned the case and that “not one document or shred The 2011 Hope Gala, Focus on the Cure, will be held Janu- Semmes Orchestra including These Days with Jewel Bass. of evidence” was presented at the March 22 ary 22 at the Country Club of Jackson. This year marks the The 2011 gala chairs are Cathy Havens and Toodie Jones. meeting to show how the board’s decision 11th annual Hope Gala, and the Mississippi Chapter will Shown are (from left, standing) Ann Parker Baldwin, Jones, would adversely affect property values. honor Dan Grafton for his dedication and continued sup- Kate Jolly, Josh and Gregory Oden; (seated) Natalie and Re- The board approved a request from Madi- port. The evening begins with a cocktail reception, a silent becca Jolly, Mary Virginia Baldwin, Molly Baldwin, Havens, son County Development that day to modify auction and a live auction. Entertainment is by The Raphael and Preston Oden. See FMCHA Lawsuit, Page 6A Photos by Beth Buckley HEARING Fast Food NEIGHBORS WANT STREET CLOSED TO HELP WITH SPEEDING, CRIME RESIDENTS recently had an opportu- Those opposed to the idea also had a cannot visit our neighbors. At five o’clock nity to sound off about a proposed calm- strong voice at the meeting, saying that it’s a speedway,” she said. “For the people ing measure that would essentially close blocking the entrance would create an in- on Montrose who experience this every one end of Montrose Circle in Fondren to convenience, and increase the time that it day, this is not a convenience issue, but a through traffic. takes to get to the hospital during emer- quality of life issue.” Jackson city officials are planning to gencies. One person, though, told city officials build a traffic-calming barrier at Mon- “People go 60 miles an hour on Mon- that the frontage road exit was crucial trose’s I-55 frontage road entrance. A pub- trose, it’s not safe to walk our dogs,” said when he took his wife to St. Dominic’s lic hearing was held recently at Fondren Genie Stark Thomas, a Jackson attorney Hospital after she suffered a heart attack. McDonald’s Presbyterian Church. and Montrose resident. “I can’t tell you Edmar Place resident Ned Perry also City officials estimated that around 50 how many times we’ve almost been hit.” had similar concerns. He believes speed A new McDonald’s restaurant is under con- struction at 1741 Lakeland Dr. The 4,305 square people were in attendance. Kecia Yelverton said traffic keeps her humps would be a better solution to cut foot building will offer seating for 82 diners The majority appeared to be in favor of from allowing her daughter to ride her down on speeding. “If I want to take my plus a double drive-through. Completion is ex- adding the barrier, touting it as a way to bike on the street. wife to St. Dominic’s, that’s the best way pected in early March. reduce speeding and increase safety. “We cannot go in our front yard; we See Street Closing, Page 9A Page 2A Thursday, January 13, 2011 Appeal Planned ST. DOMINIC LOOKS TO HIGH COURT FOR HELP By ANTHONY WARREN Thompson to construct a 71-bed facility CON request in December 2008, after mak- patients with high-level diagnostic imaging, Sun Staff Writer near St. Catherine’s Village. ing several changes outlined by the court. In such as magnetic resonance imaging, ultra- ANOTHER SALVO has been fired in the That decision was ultimately overturned that application, the hospital stated that it sounds, computed tomography and radiolo- battle to build a new acute care facility in by the high court. The court struck down the was taking 71 licensed, operational beds out gy. south Madison County. decision in September 2005 and again in of service in Jackson to relocate them to The campus would also provide patients Days after a Madison County judge May 2006. Madison. with 24-hour nursing care, a normal new- turned down St. Dominic Hospital’s request Brunini said the court’s biggest concern Additionally, St. Dominic’s would take born nursery, neonatal intensive care, reha- to build a 71-bed facility in the county, hos- was the fact that St. Dominic’s was planning equipment out of service at its Lakeland bilitation, physical therapy, a pharmacy and pital officials confirmed that they were to relocate 71 beds to Madison, but was not campus and move it to Madison. And emergency services. appealing the decision to the state’s highest planning to take any out of service at its instead of hiring additional staffers like the With beds being taken out of service in court. Lakeland Drive campus. hospital’s original request proposed, offi- Jackson, officials will have space to make Attorney Ed Brunini said the Northside In its initial request, St. Dominic’s was cials said employees from the Lakeland improvements at the Lakeland campus. hospital will be submitting its appeal to the proposing to relocate “phantom beds.” Each campus would be transferred. “We felt we had followed the road map Mississippi Supreme Court in January. hospital has a number of phantom beds, The project would include building a that the Supreme Court laid out,” Brunini The deadline for the submission is beds that health providers can install with- 173,000-square-foot medical center and a said. “Now, we have to persuade the court January 21. out having to get permission from the state. 145,000-square-foot medical office building. that we did what they wanted us to do.” Brunini has high hopes that justices will St. Dominic’s was proposing to move Seventy-one beds would be taken out of The hospital, though, has had little luck give the hospital a green light to get the those beds to Madison because it didn’t service at the Lakeland Drive campus and telling that to the Mississippi Department of project under way. have room at its Lakeland campus to put be relocated, said Paul Arrington, vice presi- Health. Previously the court had struck down a them to use. dent of business development. In August, State Health Officer Dr. Mary decision by a former state health officer to The court, though, determined allowing Currier denied St. Dominic’s CON request. allow St. Dominic’s to build in Madison that would constitute building a new hospi- IF APPROVED, the campus would pro- And in December, Madison County County. tal, something that the CON formula would- vide surgery in four operating suites and Chancery Judge Cynthia Brewer denied St. In 2005, St. Dominic’s had been given a n’t allow. two dedicated endoscopy suites relocated Dominic’s appeal. CON by then State Health Officer Ed Brunini said the hospital resubmitted its from Lakeland. It would also provide Crime Update Two officials not seeking re-election THE LAZY DAYS between Christmas and New Year’s didn’t TWO LONGTIME Madison a budget during the tough eco- this fall.” quell some criminal activity on the Northside. County officials won’t be seeking nomic times and opening Trowbridge has found success On the afternoon of December 28, a man was robbed as he was re-election this fall. Germantown High School this in keeping drugs off the street. walking in the 120 block of Culley Drive. Precinct Four Cmdr. Last week, Sheriff Toby fall. “If I could run for one or two The sheriff’s office, under Wendell Watts said officers responded to shots fired at approximately Trowbridge and School more years I would, but another Trowbridge’s tenure, also arrest- 12:25 p.m. Superintendent Mike Kent said four year commitment doesn’t ed and helped convict suspects Upon arriving on the scene, officers met with the victim, who said they would not seek a fourth term feel right,” he said. involved in the murder of the two suspects had attempted to rob him. The man told police that two in office. Both men look back on more Ward family in the northern part unidentified black males pulled up beside him in a white vehicle. Both men say it’s time to step than a decade of success. Kent of the county. One suspect jumped out of the vehicle and demanded his wallet. down while things are good. managed tremendous growth in He said the suspects shot the The victim apparently refused and the suspect began beating him. However, both say that they have the 11 years he’s led the district. elderly couple and then burned Watts said that during the incident, the suspect’s gun accidentally a year left on their terms and “We’ve gone from 7,000 students the house down around them. “It went off, and the suspects fled the scene. won’t be phoning it in. to 12,000,” he said. “We’ve gone was low and high point. I was “For the next 12 months I’m from nine schools with over half pleased that we were able to con- The victim did not get a tag number. Watts said the victim was the students in portable class- bruised, but didn’t suffer any serious injuries. He also was able to still sheriff and I’m not going out vict them, but it was a terrible slacking,” Trowbridge said. rooms to having 23 campuses crime.” hold on to his wallet. when the new high school opens Kent still faces putting together Page 3A a conversation with Ted Poore on new county school Ted Poore was recently selected to be the every aspect of the high school campus: “I taught and coached for nine years prior first principal of Germantown High School. proms, sports, clubs and organizations. We to coming to Madison County School The Madison resident is married to Carol obviously have never had a graduation at District. The two years just prior to joining Ann and has three children, all of whom Rosa Scott, so that will be new. It will be a Mr. Kent at Rosa Scott were at Murrah are products of the Madison County School bigger slice of the pie for me, but it’s also High School where I was a guidance coun- District. Poore is now principal at Rosa exciting.” selor and assistant football and baseball Scott High School. He recently spoke to coach.” Northside Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren What has been your role so far in get- about his new role. ting Germantown opened? Will you be coaching at Germantown? The facility is now under construction “I didn’t really have any voice or vote in “Absolutely! I’ll be coaching everyone and will open in August. it, but I sat in some meetings that students there; I’ll be coaching all of the staff.” had to select the colors and mascot. Some Why were you interested in being of our students at Rosa Scott got to vote on How many people are needed for the principal at Germantown? those issues as well. Since being named school in regard to employment? “I was intrigued by getting to do some- principal, the primary thing I’ve done is to “The first year we’re probably looking at thing new, and starting something different gather and evaluate resumes initially for the 30 to 35 teachers; then we’ll probably have from the ground up. I have opened a couple head football coach and athletic director. another six or seven support staff. Then, of schools in Madison already. When That person and I will determine several there’s office staff, a custodial staff and Madison Middle School opened, we moved other teaching and coaching spots at the cafeteria staff. We’ll probably have 50 peo- the entire student body and staff out there. school. I’ve also been meeting with faculty ple on the payroll there the first year. Our It was a new building, but the staff and stu- and staff members of Rosa Scott and student body will grow significantly the dent body were the same. After being at Madison Central for teachers who might second year, so we’ll need more teachers Madison Middle for two years, Rosa Scott want to transfer. The majority of teachers and staff members. The first year was torn down almost completely and coming to Germantown will come from Germantown is open, the senior class at rebuilt as a ninth-grade school. When it Rosa Scott and Madison Central. Both Madison Central will have the option to opened, Mr. Kent asked me if I’d be inter- schools will be losing some students, so stay at Madison Central or transfer to ested in going back. It was a new begin- they will need to lose some teaching posi- Germantown. We’ll probably not have a ning, with a few of the same staff mem- tions as well.” full senior class. We’ll probably have any- bers. But it was still a Madison school, and where from 35 to 50 seniors. The second still had the same mascot - the Jaguars. Are you filling positions for teachers year, though, kids won’t have an option. “Opening Germantown will be the “Opening Germantown will be the start now? We’ll have four class levels, nine through of a whole new community in Gluckstadt. “I haven’t started filling them yet, but we 12, that will be full. The first year, we’ll start of a whole new community in We will have a new mascot, new colors are looking. We also have to hire a band have about 500 kids. The second year, and will be carving out a new niche.” director, assistant principals and counselors. about 600.” Gluckstadt. We will have a new Those are important positions, as are our Rosa Scott is a ninth-grade school. support staff. There have been a lot of good Will ninth grade still be separated mascot, new colors and will be What will be different about being prin- looking resumes as of late, which is a good from the rest of the classes? cipal at a full high school as opposed to a problem to have.” “We’ll try to separate them as much as carving out a new niche.” ninth-grade school? we can. We’ll try to put them on one wing “It will be my first time to be principal at Have you had any experience with stu- and keep them in the ninth-grade pod as --Ted Poore a full-scale high school, where you have dents above ninth grade? See Ted Poore, Page 6A Page 4A Thursday, January 13, 2011 from the publisher Mississippian in the state. He was the founder prise has nothing to do with race. Period. school Democrats. In the early years, Yerger of the modern Mississippi Republican Party. It is this dynamic that makes Yerger’s battle had to wrest control of the meager In his new book, A Courageous Cause, such interesting reading. Here was Yerger, in Republican Party apparatus from Percy Wirt Yerger details the history of this 50-year- his 20s, enormously idealistic, trying to found Howard - a Washingtonian who had used his old battle. Northsider Joe Maxwell, co-author, a progressive Republican Party while the only label as Mississippi’s Republican head to fos- does a masterful job of illuminating the pas- issue that anyone seemed to care about was ter a 30-year, out-of-state career. sion of the day. It is fascinating reading for race. The number-two issue of the day, always those interested in politics. The book is full of During the ’50s it was far from clear lurking below the surface of everything, was new insights into Mississippi’s tumultuous whether segregation would be eradicated. The fear of communism. The communists had 1950s. It is a significant contribution to our Southern Democrats, led by Sen. Jim claimed they would bury capitalism, and their history. By WYATT state’s reader is quickly drawn into the The Eastland, were virulently anti-integration, which created a huge conflict with the nation- remarkable progress in taking over national governments seemed to confirm our worst EMMERICH monopolistic cronyism of a one-party state, al party, which was becoming increasingly fears. where the Democratic Party ruled with an liberal. This tide of communism fueled Yerger’s iron fist and fought tooth and nail to stymie THIS CONFLICT WITHIN the drive. From his youthful perspective, this was Whatever the field, the development of two-party competition. Yerger’s disgust is manifested from the begin- ning of the book where Yerger states, “We Democratic Party created a “ring the wagons” mentality. Their target was Yerger, the young a life-and-death battle between good and evil. How could a racist, hypocritical, monopolis- tic Democratic Party muster the will neces- wars are won founded the modern Republican Party in Mississippi - the ultimate break with old-line, Republican whippersnapper, who withstood excruciating lambasting in the Clarion-Ledger and other establishment newspapers. He was sary to defeat the communists? Through this all, Yerger had first-hand rela- through courage racist Southern Democrats who didn’t know whether they wanted to be liberal or conser- vative, but were vocally committed to keep- ridiculed and taunted as his party put forth the first real Republican candidates since tionships with all the Republican presidents. His distaste for Eisenhower’s lack of ideolog- ical conviction is clear. Nixon also comes off Reconstruction. POWER COMES in many forms. The bat- ing long-held, highly corrupted power.” “Race now became the state Democratic as a dealer. Yerger’s heroes are Barry tle for it is called war. Those who prevail are The 1950s time period was the decade Party’s chief political issue used increasingly Goldwater, who failed hugely, and Ronald the courageous. Mississippi finally had to face its racist past. to scare state voters away from our new party Reagan who succeeded spectacularly. But In Mississippi in the 1950s, power was in Yerger lambasts the Democrats as old-school efforts; this vicious racial contempt had even Goldwater and Reagan, as politicians, the hands of the political hacks. The battle- racists while ardently defending the upstart always been at their core, but now it became could never live up to Yerger’s demanding fields were back room county party meetings. Republicans as more racially progressive. increasingly their bread-and-butter issue and ideological standards. Wirt Yerger prevailed because he was coura- Indeed, anyone who knows Wirt Yerger our state’s major newspaper was lock step I’ll never forget my father’s words: “ I was geous. knows ideology is everything and race is with them.” talking to Wirt Yerger and he said you were I have known Wirt for two decades now. nothing. He is one of the least racist persons I Indeed, in the early years, Yerger was able somebody he wouldn’t hesitate to go into bat- He is one of those unforgettable characters have ever known while being one of the most to prevent segregation being formally adopted tle with. He must really like you.” who irrevocably influences your life. I was ardent conservatives I have known. in the new party’s platform. Later on, as the Indeed, Mr. Yerger and I fought some bat- fortunate enough to experience this on a per- Even today, the left-wing tries to pin the integration battle became all-consuming, the tles together - the record crime of the early sonal basis. But whether you know him or racist label on conservatives. The desire for Republicans succumbed and officially sup- ’90s, the tort wars of the late ’90s, the ongo- not, Wirt Yerger has altered the lives of every limited government, low taxes and free enter- ported segregation, but they did so in a much ing battle to revive Jackson. less inflammatory manner than their Compared to what Wirt did in the 1950s, all Democratic rivals. child’s play. Once again, we bust the budget; Yerger’s battles were not just with the old- raising retirement age is inevitable veritas dining out. Those at adjoining tables find it fascinating and eagerly await the revelation of the surgeon’s name. MAYBE THE POLITICAL class in to fulfill the requirements imposed Sorry if it's near dinner time and Washington, D.C., is inching closer by past Congresses and under past appetite's ruined. to an honest discussion of how to presidencies, during periods when Now, belatedly, the list of forbidden pay off the government’s $14 trillion both Republicans and Democrats topics is expanded to five. No ailments. debt. were in control of different branches But that fiat is hard to enforce among friends as reported by one of Jackson's A few weeks ago, President of government,” Geithner wrote. leading matrons. Her group of Central Obama’s bipartisan commission on “These are legal obligations, incurred High classmates have been meeting the debt suggested methods to get under the laws of the United States. monthly for lunch for many years. serious about the borrowing prob- Responsibility for creating the debt is By Recently, in the midst of general con- lem. Most of the ideas were good bipartisan, and responsibility for JOHN versation, one member noted that the ones, even though there were plenty meeting the nation’s obligations FONTAINE dominant subject had become ailments of critics carping about ideas for must be shared by both parties.” of one sort or another. Nothing necessar- spending cuts or tax increases. Geithner wrote the letter in ily unpleasant, but not really interesting. So, she gently suggested that the group In the next few weeks, the national debt will get a larger-than-usual response to a request from Sen. Harry Reid, the Senate majority Add one more avoid that topic for at least awhile. All agreed it wasn't all that nice and general share of attention because between leader, for information on how failure late March and early May, the gov- ernment is expected to exceed the to pay the government’s debts would affect the country. prohibition conversation resumed. Within five min- utes ailments again were back on the table. amount of money Congress permits it to borrow. In short, such a default would have extreme consequences, which is one to light talk BEN JOHNSON ONCE wrote that, basically, there are only three main cate- Congress last increased this figure, reason neither party has paid too FOUR FORBIDDEN topics of con- gories of discourse: people, things and known as the “debt ceiling” or the much attention in the last decade to versation in polite society used to be: ideas. In a casual group, conversation “statutory debt limit,” to $14.29 tril- the idea of a balanced budget. sex, money, politics and religion. It's flows along pretty well when the subject lion in early 2010. With fiscal con- But annual deficits in excess of $1 hard to avoid them nowadays when is people or things in one form or anoth- servatives gaining more power in the trillion the past two years - and the money drives politics; sex drives televi- er. Ideas are harder to handle. Maybe new Congress, there is bound to be shift in political power toward sion; and religious differences have the ideas need more time or thought than a much more passionate debate over Republicans created in part by that world in turmoil. just batting them around the table. So, what else is there to talk about? On a closing note. In a memorable ser- the merits of increasing the debt ceil- budget imbalance - may have For those of advanced years, the fre- mon a few years ago, the preacher said, ing. nudged both parties closer to the quent, and even dominant subject, usual- "We're supposed to love people and use Ultimately, Congress has no choice realization that these excessive ly turns to ailments. Everyone eventual- things. We can trace many problems but to allow more borrowing. To do spending habits cannot continue for ly has ailments of one kind or another. today to the sad reversal where we use otherwise - to deprive the emphyse- much longer. Some more graphic and gruesome than people and love things." others. What more lively and appetizing ma-afflicted government of oxygen Both parties will have to realize that subject for dinner conversation than A good addition to New Year's resolu- when it is already short of breath - budget reform cannot occur without tions? gallbladder surgery. Especially when John Fontaine is a Northsider. would be a disaster. changes to programs like Social Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner Security, Medicare, Medicaid and made exactly that point in a letter last defense. They’ll have to be honest week to all members of Congress. Geithner noted that increasing the debt limit would not increase the country’s existing financial liabilities. with the people about what lies ahead - something neither party has mustered up the courage to do. The longer Washington waits to northsidesun the weekly USPS 598 760 It simply allows the Treasury to pay address this problem, the more Wyatt Emmerich, Publisher for the obligations Congress painful the solutions will be. Perhaps Jimmye Sweat, Editor ordered. the debate over this year’s inevitable Published weekly on Thursday by Sunland Publishing Co., Inc. Offices at 246 Briarwood, Jackson, MS, 39206. Mailing address is P.O. Box accepts no responsibility for unsolicited stories, artwork or photographs. Photos are filed according to the week they appear. Usually those that “The national debt is the total debt ceiling increase will help the 16709, Jackson, MS, 39236. Phone is 601-957-1122. Subscription price in Hinds, Madison and Rankin counties, $20 per year. Long distance are not published are not kept on file. If a stamped, self-addressed enve- lope is enclosed, we will try to return such photos, if possible. 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There were special- ties: rice and cotton mules for Mississippi something about the traffic congestion. and sugar mules for Louisiana where Mr. Potts figured out a way to use and to straight lines of sturdy mules from here to adapt railroad signals for street use. the other side of yonder excelled in pulling Railroads were already using automatic deep running plows for both seeding and controls. Railroad traffic traveled along cultivation. They came, typically from parallel tracks. As you know, street traffic Columbia, Tenn., which still hosts an travels at right angles. Mr. Potts used red, annual Mule Day with pulling contests amber and green railroad lights to make By and a beauty pageant. By There were levee mules, railroad, mine, the world's first four-way-three-color traf- JOSEPH mountain pack and logging mules. WALTER fic light. In a short time after 1920, GOODELL Between 1871 and 1899 they powered the REDDEN Detroit had installed some 15 new auto- little "wooden box" street cars along matic lights. FOR PEOPLE WITH red-green color Mississippi mules Capitol and State streets in Jackson. There were all sizes, from 36 inches to the 17 blindness, red lights contain some amount hand Mammoth Jack draft animals. A brief history of orange in its hue. The green lights con- tain some amount of blue - this helps to played big role They were loyal and patient, and when well treated worked hard, trying always to of traffic lights identify the red and green lights. As of 1914, only these two lights were pro- in our culture do their best. The reputation for stubborn- ness likely came from their refusal to being endangered or worked to death as a duced. After a need for a "caution" became crucial, the yellow light was A SINGULAR PHENOMENON the horse could be. When ill-treated or irritat- added. Although the three colors have mule, hybrid offspring of a donkey (jack) ed they could strike out with hooves in CAN YOU IMAGINE taking a drive and a horse (mare). The other way around, any direction, even sideways. stayed the same, the sizes of the lenses are horse (stallion) and donkey (jennet) gives anywhere without encountering a traffic larger for better vision. Mules became the stuff of folklore with signal? Green says,"Go." Who thought of us the hinny. But time and custom have a prominent place in music celebrated by a signal system that would go worldwide? As the cigarette ad says, "We have come classified the two together as mules. "Mule Skinner Blues." They are featured Even before the automobile was in use, a long way," from the semaphore to the Whether mule or hinny, they all have in literature with eloquent praise from the world's first traffic light was installed automated traffic signals. As late as 1928, those almost comical long ears, short William Faulkner in "The Reivers." He at an intersection in London in 1868. This a horn-honk signal was installed in manes and small hooves, are sterile and described mules as independent: "a mule traffic signal was installed near the Baltimore. About the same time as the can be any color that horses and donkeys which will gallop for a half mile in the Houses of Parliament for the purpose of horn-honk signal, a sonic detector was come in (except pinto) with some having direction elected by its rider becomes a providing safe crossing for pedestrians, developed by Henry Haugh. Pressure of dark muzzles, thus the "blue-nose" mule. neighborhood legend"; and as intelligent: especially members of Parliament. passing vehicles caused two metal strips Everyone can sound off with its own disharmony, sliding from something like a "an ability to cope with environment, that This was a semaphore sign - a tall post to touch and an impulse was sent to the is to accept environment, yet still retain with movable arms. When the arms stuck controller. Wow! What is next in the engi- whinny to a discordant bray. It is not clear when or where mules first something of personal liberty." straight out sideways, it meant stop. This neering workshop for traffic signals? is the foundation on which modern four- appeared, although the name is derived THERE IS A LEGENDARY place in Today some signals are very short in from the Latin, "mules." At some time way traffic lights are built. The electric this legendary state of Mississippi, perhaps waiting time and some signals seem as if they came to the attention of George more in the imagination than on any map; automatic traffic light was invented by Garrett A. Morgan in 1914 and first patience turns sour before the light Washington who ardently developed a line Mule Jail it's called. A serene and fanciful installed in Cleveland, Ohio. changes. Calm down - always do the right of them. He and many following favored place where mules do, or did reside for Control of traffic has been an issue in thing. them over horses for their strength, protection, not punishment. You may be large cities for centuries. Typical traffic If you plan to travel or even rent a car in longevity and hardiness. Some of the able to go there if you are lucky enough to control was provided by police officers countries that drive on the left - be careful forty-niners in a hurry to claim their gold know the charming "Alice" and to be who wore white gloves and who blew - always be alert. There are more than 50 preferred mules over oxen for their greater invited through her special "Looking whistles. Traffic in 1868 consisted of countries throughout the world that drive speed, endurance and sure-footedness. Glass" into that enchanting lowland water- pedestrians, buggies and wagons. During on the left. If you have never tried this - For its transport requirements the U.S. Army proceeded from 19th century mule way set in soft sunlight with unique birds, the horse and buggy days, traffic in big please do. It is different - can be fun. trees of ancient cypress, of oak and maple cities was heavy and police officers were Good luck. drawn wagons to the faithful DC-3 to the current behemoths of the sky "full circle" draped with hanging moss and, at least in stationed full-time to direct traffic at busy If you give all your troubles to God, you spirit, a few mules. intersections. back to dependable mules for crossing the will have nothing to worry about. rugged mountains of Afghanistan. They are no longer here in the numbers Back in 1868, the lantern only had red they once were, but remain sharp in mem- and green signals. Red meant "stop" and Walter Redden is a Northsider. The Southern economy for generations was in an essential partnership with them, ory. The sage of Yoknapatawpha County a "culture of men and mules." Some fami- reminds us how "a mule would work for We Want Letters lies realized that "all you need, really, is you, but only within the limits of his own The Northside Sun encourages readers to write letters and guest one mule, one plow and a lot of children." self-set regulations. He will not enter any Folks even named their mules after certain place unless he knows what is on the other columns. Letters of diverse viewpoints are welcome. You can send let- friends and selected acquaintances. side. He is free of the obligations of ances- ters to the Northside Sun, P.O. Box 16709, Jackson MS 39236. Or e-mail "Florence Nightingale" was featured in try and of the responsibilities of posterity; letters to email@example.com. Please e-mail or mail a photo if you one of Bill Mauldin's cartoons as a mule he has thus conquered both life and death can. All letters must be signed and we reserve the right to edit them. helping to evacuate wounded GIs. and hence is immortal." Before their vast population was dis- Joseph Goodell is a Northsider. Page 6A Thursday, January 13, 2011 Ted Poore Continued from Page 3A all the students at Germantown Middle - long as we can. It won’t be exclusive, but sixth, seventh and eighth grades - voted, as we think that it will work out for the good did all the students from Rosa Scott and to have all the grades together. I don’t antic- Madison Central who would be attending ipate any real issues with that.” Germantown next year. Basically, they did the same thing for the mascot. The commit- Have any parents had concerns about tee narrowed it down to two choices: the ninth-graders not going to Rosa Scott? generals and the mavericks, and obviously, “They really haven’t, probably because the mavericks won the vote.” for at least the first four or five years, Germantown will be quite a bit smaller What will the mascot look like? than Madison Central, with about 150 chil- “I don’t know if a design has been final- dren per grade. That’s a good number to be ized yet. I think what they’ll use is a horse dealing with.” head similar to the Denver Broncos’ hel- mets, or a horse that might be inside of a Will Germantown have the same big letter G. I think there’s a school in extracurricular activities that Ridgeland Yazoo County that also uses the mavericks and Madison Central have? and has a Texas longhorn.” “I can’t think of anything that we would- n’t have right off the bat. We plan to have When will it be finalized? every athletic team, club and group. There “I think they have some different artists might be a few exceptions, based on working on different ideas right now. I whether or not we have enough interest don’t know when it will be branded.” from students. If we don’t have something, we might not have enough numbers to get How long have you been at Rosa it and will have to grow into it.” Scott? “This is my seventh year, I came here What are Germantown’s mascot and when it opened in 2004.” colors? “The colors are garnet, gold and black, us! Who will replace you? kind of like the colors at Florida State “I don’t know. I assume the district will oin University. The black and gold are the trim be interviewing for that position.” J colors, while the garnet (Some people call it cardinal.) will be the main color. The Why did you decide to go into educa- mascot is the Mavericks.” tion? “I really feel like it is a divine calling - it How were they chosen? is where God wanted me to serve Him. “We had a committee of students from Since my ninth-grade year in school, I’ve fifth grade to juniors who will attend wanted to make a positive difference in stu- Germantown either next year or down the dents’ lives in the same way some of my road that met several times. They had two teachers, coaches, and administrators made sessions where they talked about the color a difference in mine. schemes. The kids got involved, narrowed “Two of my kids also have education the selection down and took the options degrees, and my wife is a lifelong educator back to their respective schools. I don’t who has been at Hinds Community College know if the elementary voted, but I know for over 25 years.” FMCHA Lawsuit Continued from Page One Danks wrote that in Hall, developers Oak Field’s master plan to reduce the mini- filed a motion to dismiss the case based on mum square footage requirements for the fact that residents didn’t own the prop- homes being built there. erty in question, nor did they own land To date, no homes had been constructed. adjacent to the tower’s site. Hamer further stated that no mention was The court ruled that residents did have made in the bill of exceptions as to where the right to ask for an appeal. FMCHA members live in regard to the Danks also counters the county’s argu- PUD. ment that no individuals were named in the “Simply put, neither the appellant nor bill of exceptions, when in fact several any of its members can allege any particu- were. Ray Butler, Trae Oakes, Phillip lar or specific harm as required by Marks, Kevin Hall, Edwin Sanders and Mississippi Code 11-51-75,” he wrote. Mary Hollingsworth were all mentioned by “Failure to meet this burden requires dis- name. missal of the bill of exceptions.” The bill of exceptions was submitted to FMCHA represents approximately 25 the court in April and includes all actions homeowners groups across Madison taken by the board of supervisors, develop- County. A number of neighborhoods affect- ers and protestants dating back to the time ed by the Oak Field reduction are also rep- Oak Field was approved in 2007. resented by the association, including Bear Creek Crossing, Sagefield, Twin Cedars, DANKS, THOUGH, points to a familiar Harvey Crossing and Deerfield. case to show that FMCHA has standing. Minimum square footage requirements in In Hall v. City of Ridgeland, a civic the Oak Field development were reduced group called Zoning Ordinances Need by 200 square feet in each phase, from Enforcement filed a motion to overturn the 1,800 to 1,600 in the first two phases; 1,700 city’s decision to allow a 13-story tower to to 1,500 in the second two; and 1,600 to be built near the Renaissance. 1,400 in the remaining portions of the PUD. business notes William N. Reed, of the law firm Dr. Michelle Crews has earned fellow- Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell ship status in the International Congress and Berkowitz, PC, has been selected to of Oral Implantologists. serve as a member of the faculty class for the 39th Annual International Association Best Lawyers, a peer-review publication of Defense Counsel (IADC) Trial in the legal profession, has named three Academy at Stanford Law School in lawyers from Copeland, Cook, Taylor California. and Bush P.A. to its Best Lawyers list for 2011. Names are Charles Copeland, BankPlus announces Vivian C. Henley Glen Bush and Glenn Gates Taylor. has joined the bank’s legal department as legal counsel and vice president. Henley Mad Genius was selected by the earned a bachelor’s degree from Delta Mississippi Technology Alliance as State University, as well as a master’s of “emerging, high-growth ventures to business administration and law degree watch.” The company was honored from Mississippi College. She is also a recently at the Innovators Hall of Fame Certified Public Accountant. Award Gala. To subscribe to the Northside Sun call 601-957-1542 Page 7A Page 8A Thursday, January 13, 2011 IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF THE FIRST` JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF HINDS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARY FRANCES OWENS TOMLINSON, DECEASED NANCY TOMLINSON BREWER, PETITIONER No. P201D-585 S/2 NOTICE TO CREDITORS I, the undersigned, NANCY TOMLINSON, hereby gives notice that on the 1st day of December, 2010, I was appointed Executrix of the estate of MARY FRANCES OWENS TOM- LINSON, deceased, in the Chancery Court of the First Judicial District of Hinds County, Mississippi, in the above entitled and numbered cause. I therefore give notice to all persons hav- ing claims against the estate of MARY FRANCES OWENS TOMLINSON, deceased, to file, pro- bate and register their claims in said cause in said Court, as required by law, within ninety (90) days from the date of the first publication of this notice or they will be forever barred. THIS the 1st day of December, 2010. /s/ NANCY TOMLINSON BREWER W.E. GORE, JR. P. O. Box 186 The Salvation Army is building a multimillion dollar community Jackson, MS 39205 center on Beasley Road 601/355-8775 MSB# 4918 Poor economy results in (December 30, 2010, January 6, 13, 2011) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF THE FIRST` JUDICIAL DISTRICT Salvation Army building OF HINDS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF new community center RONNIE T. WILLIAMS, DECEASED DORIS WILLIAMS, PETITIONER No. P2010-603 By ANTHONY WARREN worship center and gymnasium. People will NOTICE TO CREDITORS Sun Staff Writer be able to pack the gym for performances I, the undersigned, DORIS WILLIAMS, hereby gives notice that on the 4th day of January, IT WAS INITIALLY shelved because of on a stage nearly the size of one they might 2011, I was appointed Administratrix of the estate of RONNIE T. WILLIAMS, deceased, in the the recession. see on Broadway. Chancery Court of the First Judicial District of Hinds County, Mississippi, in the above entitled But the economic downturn later became “It’s 10 feet shorter,” Chapman said. and numbered cause. I therefore give notice to all persons having claims against the estate of the reason that work finally got under way The performing arts center will offer RONNIE T. WILLIAMS, deceased, to file, probate and register their claims in said cause in on the Salvation Army’s new Corps eight disciplines, including instruction in said Court, as required by law, within ninety (90) days from the date of the first publication of guitar, piano, woodwind, percussion and this notice or they will be forever barred. Community Center on Beasley Road. THIS the 5th day of January, 2011. It’s not that the nonprofit group thought brass instruments, as well as dance and /s/ DORIS WILLIAMS that now was the best time to take advan- drama. All programs are free to the public. W.E. GORE, JR. tage of the real estate market. (They pur- Outside, plans call for the addition of a P. O. Box 186 chased the land to build it on eight years .75-mile walking trail with wellness sta- Jackson, MS 39205 ago.) Nor did the group have all the money tions posted along the way, as well as a 601/355-8775 needed to build the facility. (They’re still multipurpose playing field. MSB# 4918 about $3.3 million short.) The center will house several programs (January 13, 20, 27, 2011) Instead, Cpt. Ken Chapman said officials and allow space to be freed up at the thought that building the $7 million center Salvation Army’s Presto Lane center. while the economy was still sputtering Right now, the facility on Presto is home would give residents something to look for- to the Center of Hope, which offers emer- ward to when money is tight. gency and transitional shelter for those “The poor economy spurred us on,” he down on their luck. It is also home to the said. Chapman is area coordinator corps nonprofit’s thrift store, current worship cen- officer with the Metro Jackson Salvation ter, and recovery and rehabilitation pro- Army. “People need something to hold grams. The shelters serve around 100 men onto, a place where they can release stress and women each night. and explore the talents that they have. Another 200 or so worship at Presto’s “We believe this center will bring trans- chapel and another 150-175 take part in the formation to the entire community.” group’s character building programs. Construction on the Beasley Road facility began in October, as the economy was THE ARMY built a men’s shelter on working to pull itself out of the recession. Presto about seven or eight years ago. The Crews with Benchmark Construction facility was later expanded to include a recently cleared the property and were get- chapel, women’s shelter and administrative ting it ready last week to pour the concrete offices. Although the facility is large, offi- slab, he said. cials previously told the Sun that there’s not The 37,000-square-foot center will enough room for expansion. The army also include amenities for both young and old. It doesn’t have room to house children during will have a professionally run performing emergencies. arts center, a computer lab for afterschool Additional land on Beasley Road will be tutoring, a multipurpose room for teens, a set aside for future growth. Special election scheduled February 15 for Ward One FEBRUARY 15 will be the day that If no candidate receives the simple Northsiders head to the polls to elect a majority, a run-off will be conducted on new representative for the Jackson City March 1, Mims said. Council. So far, two candidates have entered the At their meeting last week, the council race: Marcus Ward, former chief of staff voted unanimously to set the date for a for the late Mayor Frank Melton; and special election to replace former Ward Quentin Whitwell, a Jackson attorney One Councilman Jeff Weill. and lobbyist. Weill resigned on January 4 when he Mordesia Grizzell, who was also was sworn in as Hinds County Circuit thought to be running for the office, told Judge, District Seven, Subdistrict 7-1. the Sun that she would not be seeking the City spokesman Chris Mims said the position. deadline to qualify for the election is The city clerk’s office will also be open January 26. All candidates interested in extended hours through Saturday so running must submit a petition with sig- Northsiders can register to vote. Through natures from 50 registered voters living Friday, January 14, the clerk’s office will in the ward. be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. On That information is to be turned in to Saturday, January 15, it will be open the city clerk’s office no later than 5 p.m. from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, Mims said in an on January 26. No party primaries will e-mail. occur and the candidate that receives 50 He said the last day to register to vote percent plus one majority wins the office. for the special election is January 17. To subscribe to the Northside Sun call 601-957-1542 Page 9A Development Continued from Page One ed opening in the Belhaven area, The building will be mixed-use, with “because (she) loved it so much,” retail planned for the ground floor and Olson said. medical offices for the remaining four. Since its opening, Keifer’s has Additionally, a 700-car parking become a favorite among Northsiders, garage and apartment complex will be a fact that’s evidenced by the restau- constructed behind it on Manship rant’s growth. When it opened, it had Street. Baptist Vice President of seating for 50. Today, it has seating for Development Michael Stevens told the more than 200 and still has lines Sun in a previous interview that the stretching out the door. The restaurant apartments will wrap around the park- employs between 38 and 42 people, ing garage, concealing the structure Olson said. from passers-by. Keifer’s is one of the “We started talking about moving Channell said construction won’t businesses that would be about a month ago,” Olson said. begin until it’s clear what Keifer’s will affected by the development But before moving, Olson is going to do. Once it gets under way, the first OLSON SAID IF Keifer’s does make sure that Keifer’s new location phase of the project will take about a move, Northsiders won’t have to have will continue to have the same year and a half to complete. a GPS to find it. ambiance that it has at its current spot. GBNF Executive Director Virgi “We’re going across the street, from Keifer’s is located in a roughly 100- Lindsay is excited about the develop- 705 to 710 Poplar,” he said. year-old home and offers visitors a ment and its prospects of bringing new relaxed, eclectic environment. Olson retail to the historic Belhaven and According to Keifer’s Web site, wants that same atmosphere if the Belhaven Heights communities. “It will Olson and Coe opened the restaurant at restaurant is relocated. fill the gap between downtown and its current location in 1981 to a line of customers that ran all the way to North “That’s why we’re talking to archi- Fondren,” she said. “It will add a com- tects,” he said. “We want the new loca- mercial energy that we needed.” State. Before that, the two worked in the food service industry in Atlanta, tion to feel the same way as when we If all goes as planned, Lindsay said where Olson convinced Coe to move to walked into this house 31 years ago.” that project will be under construction the Caribbean to open a restaurant. If Keifer’s does move, residents will around the same time the Fortification not have to fill their cravings for pitas, Street Improvement Project is. But the two never made it to the isles. gyros, hummus and other foods else- Greater Belhaven’s main commercial where. “We’ll stay in our current loca- corridors are located on Fortification “We opened Keifer’s in February tion until the new building is finished,” Street, specifically near the intersection 1980 after our plane caught fire in Olson said. “We’ll move after hours. If of Fortification and Jefferson Street, Miami, making us not want to move to we have to close, it would only be for where the English Village, Kat’s Wine the Virgin Islands to open our busi- one day.” Cellar and Finnian’s Pub are located. ness,” Olson wrote in a follow-up e- mail. “Paula was from here and we did- Owners of Pizza Shack couldn’t be Other commercial areas include the n’t have enough capital to open in reached for comment. Lindsay said the corner of Fortification and North State, Atlanta at the time, so we came here to foundation will do whatever it can to where Walgreen’s, CVS Pharmacy and Jackson.” keep the pizza place in the Belhaven several banks are located, and High community. Street. Coe, who attended Millsaps College, was familiar with the area and suggest- Street Closing Continued from Page One traffic-calming measures have to have a petition signed by 51 to go,” he said. Driving the other way would cost him more percent of those living in the affected area. than 10 or 15 minutes because he would hit five traffic lights, For this project, mostly residents on Montrose were he added. required to sign the petition. Jim Oglesby, also pointed to history. He said the city Once the petition is obtained, city officials conduct a week- allowed a gate to be installed at the frontage road entrance long test and evaluate the area based on traffic count, traffic more than 30 years ago. He said residents realized they didn’t volume and average speed. After that, a public hearing is like it and it was taken down six months later. held, comments are evaluated and changes are made to the Jackson Landscape Architect George Ewing said the traf- proposal if necessary, said Jackson Project Engineer Robert fic-calming device will include building two four or five-foot Lee. sidewalks to the south side of Montrose, adding some short The city then develops a master plan and presents it to resi- shrubbery, removable posts and signage to keep vehicles out. dents. From there, supporters will begin obtaining one more The posts could easily be removed for emergency vehicles set of signatures. Supporters need 85 percent of residents to such as fire trucks and ambulances to access the area. The I- sign on for a project such as installing a barrier, Lee said. For 55 frontage road entrance would still be open to pedestrians speed humps and smaller modifications, 75 percent of those as well. The device is being designed by the city, but will be living in the area have to sign on. If residents obtain the need- paid for and maintained by those in the Montrose neighbor- ed number of signatures, the petition and plan is sent to hood. Jackson’s traffic calming committee. For advertising information In all, 22 homes are located on the street. Ewing said resi- The committee has the right to approve the proposal, deny it or take no action at all. call 601-977-0470 dents with homes near where the traffic-calming device would be located will not lose their egress and ingress points from their properties. PUBLIC WORKS Director Dan Gaillet was grilled on several issues, including the impact that the proposed District at Eastover would have on traffic, as well as whether or not speed humps were considered as a traffic-calming option. “We responded to requests from the neighborhood, and that wasn’t to put in speed humps,” he said. Others still were disappointed that the city decided not to close off the frontage road entrance entirely. “The reason we’re not shutting it down fully is because we have to take care of the fire department’s needs. Residents also wanted pedestrian access,” he said. Previously, the city had approved closing off the frontage road entrance. In 2008, the previous Jackson City Council approved an ordinance to gate off the street. However, resi- dents were held to such stiff guidelines that the project could never move forward. Earlier this year, the council repealed the earlier ordinance so the city could move forward with the project as a traffic-calming proposal. Gaillet said one reason why the Harvey Johnson adminis- tration wanted to look at Montrose from that standpoint is because it would give residents more opportunities to voice their opinions. Not only does the city have to hold a public hearing before a project is approved, residents in the immediate affected area also must sign off on a petition. HE SAID THE meeting was a major step in moving for- ward with the project. “We want to make sure the neighbor- hood is buying into it,” he said. To be considered for traffic calming, neighborhoods have to submit an application to the city. From there, supporters of Page 10A Thursday, January 13, 2011 MDOT purchases old JA offices at end of High Street By ANTHONY WARREN square-foot office building of millions needed for the Sun Staff Writer located near the dead end of project, MDOT had envi- ALTHOUGH the project High Street behind the sioned entering a public-pri- was shelved in 2010, the Herrin Gear car dealership. vate partnership to get the Airport Parkway MDOT had to sign off on parkway off the ground. Commission (APC) is con- the purchases. Purvis said the transporta- tinuing to purchase right-of- A listing of whom right- tion agency had “short-list- way for the airport parkway of-way payments were ed” three companies that project. made to was also not readily had the qualifications to Recently, the group spent available at press time. fund its construction, and $597,000 to purchase the In addition to purchasing then drew up guidelines for old Junior Achievement right-of-way, the parkway the companies to follow. building located at the end commission also used feder- Purvis said each of the of High Street. al funds for the engineering companies were from Spain. While some might consid- work, which included The firms included ACS and er buying land for a project designing the project, con- Dragados, which formed the that’s been on hold indefi- ducting surveys and com- Jackson Access Mobility nitely a waste of taxpayer pleting the environmental Group; Cintra and Ferrovial, dollars, officials with the impact statement. The proj- which formed the Airport Mississippi Department of ect had been approved by Parkway P3 Group; and Transportation (MDOT) say the Federal Highway Global Via. the expenditures are still Administration. necessary. Purvis said the parkway’s EACH FIRM backed off “We’re not spendthrifts. proposed path would run of the project after the econ- It’s something we have to from the dead end of High omy took a turn for the have,” said Central District Street in Jackson to the worse, and after feasibility Transportation Jackson-Evers International studies conducted by each Commissioner Dick Hall, Airport in Rankin County. firm showed that the project referring to the right-of-way. The six-lane thoroughfare wouldn’t be as profitable as “We’re going to buy it until would run from High, hoped. we run out of money.” across the Pearl River into The companies were Because federal dollars Rankin County and across required to fund the park- are being used, he said if the Mississippi 468 before split- way’s construction and then money isn’t spent, MDOT ting near the airport. The recoup their expenses over could lose it. Secondly, he southern leg would run near time through tolls. said the properties need to the roundabout and the Those entering the park- be purchased now, before Mississippi 475 and U.S. 80 way in Jackson and Rankin any new developments intersection south of County would be required occur on them. Jackson-Evers. The northern to pay a toll to use it. If builders make addition- leg would run toward the “The only movement left Support your local community -- al investments on property Lakeland Drive and Airport is spending the earmarks,” identified for right-of-way, it would cost the state addi- Road intersection near the United Artists movie theater Hall said. Shop with Northside Sun advertisers tional money to obtain it, in Flowood. Hall explained. Both the northbound and Assistant Chief Engineer southbound connectors will of Preconstruction Keith have four lanes. Purvis said that, so far, the commission has received THE PROJECT would $45 million in federal ear- have cost $400 million to marks to conduct engineer- $500 million, a price tag ing and purchase 120 that led parkway plans to be parcels along the parkway’s put on the back burner proposed path. The most indefinitely, he said. recent was the 15,000- Because of the hundreds FREE HD FOR LIFE! 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Page 11A northside facts Crime Report Lakeland Drive, 900 block east, auto theft, December 28; Lakeland Drive, 900 block, auto burglary, January 1; Lawrence Road, 300 block, robbery - carjacking, January 3; Jackson Crime Northpointe Parkway, 600 block, auto theft, December 31; The Jackson Police Department received the following Northside Drive, 1300 block east, larceny, December 29; reports for: Northside Drive, 3000 block west, larceny, January 1; Briarwood Drive, 200 block, house burglary, December 28; Northside Drive, 3700 block, business burglary, M and B Brookwood Drive, 2700 block, house burglary, January 1; Auto Sales, December 28; Cedarhurst Drive, 4600 block, house burglary, December Northside Drive, rape, January 2; 30; Old Canton Road, 5100 block, house burglary, January 3; Colonial Circle, 400 block, house burglary, December 29; Old Canton Road, 6200 block, auto burglary, December 28; County Line Road, 1500 block east, larceny, December 30; Pinehurst Street, 800 block, auto burglary, December 30; County Line Road, 1800 block west, auto burglary, January Reddoch Drive, 500 block, auto burglary, December 31; 1; Ridgewood Road, 4900 block, auto burglary, December 30; County Line Road, 700 block west, auto burglary, December Ridgewood Road, 4900 block, auto burglary, January 2; 31; Ridgewood Road, 6300 block, auto burglary, December 31; Cowan Place, 3500 block, auto burglary, December 29; Robert Drive, 1300 block, auto burglary, December 30; Culley Drive, 100 block, robbery - individual, December 28; Robin Drive, 4100 block, larceny, December 30; Devine Street, 1800 block, auto burglary, December 30; Rollingwood Drive, 500 block, house burglary, December Edgewood Terrace Drive, 200 block, house burglary, 31; January 2; Sheffield Drive, 1400 block, house burglary, December 30; Edgewood Terrace Drive, 300 block, business burglary, State Street north / Dunbar, robbery - carjacking, January 3; December 30; State Street, 1200 block north, auto burglary, December 28; Euclid Avenue, 1000 block, larceny, December 30; Wayneland Court, 5200 block, house burglary, December Fernwood Drive, 1300 block, house burglary, December 29; 28. 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Northside Dr. 904 E Fortification Madison, 856-4260 JEWISH DAVIS TEMPLE CHURCH OF Jackson, MS 39211 Jackson, MS 39202 HOLY TRINITY (AMiA) BETH ISRAEL GOD IN CHRIST 601-366-8486 601-355-9668 604 Goodridge Dr WOODLAND HILLS CONGREGATION 1700 Dalton St., Ridgeland, 601-956-1616 BAPTIST 653 Duling Ave. 2526 Robinson Rd, Ste 5 5315 Old Canton Rd., 969-9519 ST. MICHAEL AND ALL 3327 Old Canton Rd., Jackson, MS 39216 Jackson, MS 39209 956-6215 FIRST PENTECOSTAL ANGELS 981-1441 601-366-5273 601-353-0089 5000 I-55S, 373-9000 12586 Midway, WOODMAN HILLS MB LUTHERAN email@example.com Raymond, 857-2545 468 Kearney Park Rd., Flora, ASCENSION LUTHERAN LANDMARK CHURCH 879-8347 Old Canton Rd./E. County Line Springridge Rd., 372-7761 ASSEMBLY OF GOD GREATER MT. MORIAH Rd., 956-4263 RIVER OF LIFE PARKWAY 3672 Medgar Evers Blvd. CHRIST LUTHERAN 1620 Mannsdale Rd., Madison, 101 Parkway Rd., 362-9088 4423 I-55 North Brandon, 919-1700 853-2607 366-2055 BIBLE GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN “Mississippi’s Photographic and Digital Headquarters BAPTIST GRACE BIBLE CHURCH Hwy. 25, 992-4752 PRESBYTERIAN Film or Digital Developed at the BRIARWOOD DRIVE 380 Highland Colony Pkwy. BRIARWOOD NATIVITY LUTHERAN Same Place, Same Way! 245 Briarwood Dr., 991-1910 495 Crossgates Blvd., Brandon, PRESBYTERIAN I-55 North Serving Mississippi 956-4561 RIVERWOOD BIBLE 825-5125 620 Briarwood DEVILLE PLAZA Since 1977! 601-956-9283 BROADMOOR BAPTIST 5228 Old Canton Rd., 956-4553 www.bellwetherchurch.org • Sunday, 10:30 at Jackson Academy 1531 Highland Colony, 956-5694 METHODIST COVENANT Madison, 898-2345 ALDERSGATE UNITED CALVARY BAPTIST CATHOLIC METHODIST PRESBYTERIAN 1300 W. Capitol St., ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI 655 Beasley Rd. 4000 Ridgewood Rd CATHOLIC 366-6630 981-7236 354-1300 4000 W. Tidewater Ln., ANDERSON UNITED FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CASTLEWOODS Madison, 856-5556 175 Castlewoods Blvd., METHODIST 1390 N. State, 353-8316 ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC 6205 Hanging Moss Rd., 992-9977 123 N. West St., 969-3125 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN COLONIAL HEIGHTS 982-3997 CHURCH OF MADISON www.BankPlus.net ST. RICHARD CATHOLIC BELLWETHER, Flowood 601.939.8810 444 Northpark Drive 1242 Lynnwood Dr., 7717 Old Canton Rd., Member FDIC Ridgeland, 956-5000 2625 Courthouse Cir. 366-2335 856-6625 CROSSGATES BAPTIST BRIARWOOD UMC 320 Briarwood Dr., FONDREN 8 Crosswoods, CHRISTIAN PRESBYTERIAN Brandon, 825-2562 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 956-4035 BROADMEADOW UNITED 3220 Old Canton Rd., FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 543 Eldorado Rd., Pearl, 936-9618 METHODIST 982-3232 OF JACKSON 4419 Broadmeadow Dr., GRACE CHAPEL 431 N. State St., 949-1900 High at North West Street • Jackson • (601) 352-3632 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH DISCIPLES OF CHRIST 366-1403 Hwy. 463, Madison, 106 Cynthia Street • Clinton FIRST CHRISTIAN CHRIST THE WAY 856-7223 OF MADISON 201 Hinds Blvd. • Raymond 645 Briarwood, 977-9477 FREE METHODIST HIGHLANDS 2100 Main St., 856-6177 1161 Highland Colony Parkway • Ridgeland NORTHEAST 978-3423 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PRESBYTERIAN RIDGELAND CHRISTIAN CROSSGATES UMC 23 Crossgates Dr., Brandon, 1160 H.C. Pkwy., Ridgeland, 302 W. Jackson St., 3169 W. Tidewater Ln., Madison, 856-7399 825-8677 853-0636 856-6139 CHRIST UNITED METHODIST LAKELAND PRESBYTERIAN UNITED CHRISTIAN FLOWOOD BAPTIST 6000 Old Canton Rd., 5212 Lakeland Drive, Brandon, 1730 Florence Ave., Ridgeland, 1649 Old Fannin Rd., Flowood, 354-1177 956-6974 992-2448 992-6464 EAST JACKSON UMC LAKESIDE GREATER RICHMOND GROVE BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 855 S. 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Congress St., MOUNT CHARITY 353-9691 5301 Old Canton Rd., 964 Lake Harbour Dr., CHURCH OF GOD MADISON UNITED 977-0774 Ridgeland, 956-1767 METHODIST REDEEMER CHURCH • T • H • E • MOUNT PLEASANT CHRISTWAY 2050 Main St., 640 E. Northside Dr., ORCHARD 1501 Old Fannin Rd. Gluckstadt Rd. Madison, 856-6058 992-7474 362-9987 RAYFORD R. HUDSON, III Madison, 856-5862 PARKWAY HILLS COBBLESTONE CHURCH OF Broker-Owner NEW HOPE GROVE GOD UNITED METHODIST Old Agency Rd., SEVENTH DAY 444 Pebble Creek Dr., 1468 Highland Col. Pky., RAYFORD HUDSON (601) 956-1728 OFFICE Madison, 856-5279 Madison, 853-6910 Madison, 856-2733 ADVENTIST REAL ESTATE, LLC (601) 955-8161 CELL NEW LIFE BAPTIST COLLEGE DRIVE 231 Meadowoods Drive FIRST CHURCH OF GOD RIVERSIDE INDEPENDENT Jackson, MS 39211 385 N. Old Canton Rd., 829 Hwy. 51 N., METHODIST ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Madison, 209-9500 Madison, 856-0652 1127 Luckney Rd CHURCH Lake Harbour Commercial Parcels Available NORTHMINSTER Flowood, 919-8311 110 College Dr., Pearl 3955 Ridgewood Rd., EPISCOPAL ST. LUKE’S UNITED 664-1408 982-4703 CHAPEL OF THE CROSS METHODIST 600 Pear Orchard Road PARKWAY BAPTIST EPISCOPAL 621 Duling Ave., 362-6381 NON- 802 N. Frontage Rd., Clinton, 674 Mannsdale Rd., Madison, ST. MARKS UNITED Ridgeland, MS 39157 924-9912 METHODIST DENOMINATIONAL 856-2593 601-856-2205 PEAR ORCHARD 400 Grants Ferry Rd., Brandon, CALVARY CHAPEL ST. ALEXIS 5725 Pear Orchard Rd., EPISCOPAL 922-2131 109 Jetport Dr., Pearl, 957-2086 650 E. South St. ST. MATTHEW’S UNITED 932-9673 www.orchardretirement.com PILGRIM’S REST stalexisjackson.org METHODIST CONGREGATION BEIT BAPTIST ST. ANDREW’S 7427 Old Canton Rd., Madison, LECHEM - MESSIANIC 409 Main St., 856-9581 110 Jones Ln. Ste F, Flowood EPISCOPAL Madison, 856-2609 WELLS CHURCH 305 E. Capitol St., 601-933-4913 PINELAKE BAPTIST UNITED METHODIST 354-1535 CORNERSTONE CHURCH Lakeland Drive 2019 Bailey, 353-0658 ST. COLUMB’S 2460 Terry Road, RIDGECREST BAPTIST WESLEY BIBLICAL EPISCOPAL SEMINARY CHAPEL 371-3323 7469 Old Canton Rd., Madison, 550 Sunnybrook Rd., 853-1090 787 E. Northside, 366-8880 RIDGELAND FAMILY Ridgeland, 853-0205 RIDLEY HILL BAPTIST ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH NAZARENE Old Agency Rd., Ridgeland, 619 Highland Colony Parkway | Ridgeland, MS 1034 N. Livingston Rd., 3921 Oakridge Dr., FIRST CHURCH OF THE www.waterfordonhighlandcolony.com Madison, 853-1068 982-4880 856-2101 NAZARENE RIVERCREST FELLOWSHIP ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL 5416 Lakeland Dr., Flowood, CHURCH TRIUMPHANT 21 Northtown Dr., 991-0046 CHURCH 992-8680 5075 I-55N, 898-2527 ROCKY HILL BAPTIST N. College, Brandon, ORTHODOX UNITARIAN Rocky Hill Rd., 825-5836 ST. PETER’S ORTHODOX UNIVERSALIST Madison, 856-0759 ST. PETER’S BY-THE-LAKE 180 St. Augustine Dr., Madison, 4872 N. State, 982-5919 SIMON HILL BAPTIST EPISCOPAL 856-3894 UNITY OF JACKSON 139 W. Ridgeland, Ridgeland, 1954 Spillway Rd., Brandon, HOLY TRINITY, ST JOHN THE 853-2669 992-2691 THEOLOGIAN GREEK 4660 McWillie, 981-9412 TRACE RIDGE BAPTIST ST. PHILIP’S EPISCOPAL ORTHODOX CHURCH VINEYARD CHURCH 238 Lake Harbour Dr., 5400 Old Canton Rd., 1417 West Capital St 600 Grants Ferry Rd., Ridgeland, 856-2529 956-5788 Jackson, 601-355-6325 919-1414 Page 13A in memoriam happenings Obituaries Maurice H. Joseph Services and burial were held January 9 at Beth Israel Cemetery for Maurice H. Audubon meeting The monthly Jackson Audubon Society meeting Wynn Hardin Elizabeth Rommel will be January 25, 6:30 Joseph of Jackson. p.m., at the Eudora Welty McAllister Ickes Williams Joseph, the commercial Library. Speaker will be Services were held Graveside services were real estate developer and December 30 at Christ held January 7 at Magnolia Sean Sullivan on the impact broker, died January 7 from of the U.S./Mexico border United Methodist Church Cemetery in Meridian for a traumatic brain injury. He for Wynn Hardin McAllister Elizabeth Rommel Ickes fence on wildlife. Call 601- was known for his ubiqui- 956-7444 for more informa- of Jackson. Williams of Germantown, tous, poignant yellow and McAllister, 24, died Tenn. tion. black signs, “Talk to December 27 from injuries Mrs. Williams, born May Maurice Joseph,” which sustained in a car accident in 4, 1913 in Dubuque, Iowa, were spread over Jackson Welty exhibit Starkville. to Elizabeth Rommel Ickes An exhibit of Eudora McAllister was born and Rex Milligan Ickes, for 50 plus years, where he Welty’s photographs from Touchdown speakers reigned as the “king of com- At a recent meeting of the Jackson Touchdown Club at November 22, 1986 in passed away peacefully in mercial real estate.” the 1930s, “Welty Jackson. He is the son of Germantown Methodist Snapshots: At Home and River Hills Tennis Club, (from left) former NFL official Tim His accomplishments, Millis, executive director of NFL Referees Association; for- John McAllister and Susan Hospital, January 4. integrity, and acumen will Away,” will be on display at McAllister of Ridgeland. He She grew up in Covington, the Eudora Welty House mer NFL Coach Jerry Glanville; and former NFL official Jack easily be remembered by his Vaughn of Starkville share game stories. was graduated from Jackson La., and was graduated from loyal staff, devoted friends Education and Visitor Center Academy in 2005. In May, high school in Yazoo City at and family, and his wife, on Pinehurst Street through he was graduated from the 15. She was graduated from Lois, his daughters, Meril January 17. Culinard School of Culinary the University of Alabama and Melissa Joseph and his Arts in Birmingham. He in Tuscaloosa at 19 and two stepsons, Alan and Bob Crafts classes was associated with began graduate studies in Orkin. Classes forming at the Aramark at Mississippi State biology at the University of People who knew him Mississippi Craft Center University. Iowa. fondly referred to him as include: Blacksmithing 101, McAllister had a love for Mrs. Williams worked for “Sonny.” Each has a one of January 15 - 16, 8:30 a.m. - family and friends. His the Mississippi Department a kind story to tell about 5 p.m., instructor Bill Pevey, greatest joy was watching of Health in malaria their relationship with him. tuition, $215; Rings and and attending games of his research and continued the He was that remarkable. Things, January 22 - 23, 9 beloved New Orleans research at the National Besides his impressive a.m. - 4 p.m., instructors Saints. He always wore his Institute of Health in legacy, Joseph was the con- Brian Brazeal and Lyle Saints jersey for each game. Washington, D.C. She was summate dealmaker. Wynn, tuition $200. For He also loved cooking graduated from the His saying, “We know more information call Sheri unique dishes for his family University of Rochester in Jackson,” was no exaggera- Cox, 601-856-7546. and friends. His love for 1943 with a bachelor’s of tion. cooking came from his nursing. A self-made man, he took grandmother. He loved to She married Major Dan great pride in each of the impress his mom with his Glenn Williams Jr., J.D. of hundreds of deals he bro- creme brulee and other culi- Meridian. In 1955 Mrs. kered. nary dishes. Williams was asked by Dr. Memorial may be made to In addition to his parents, David Wilson, medical Beth Israel Synagogue, he is survived by his brother, director of the new Millsaps College, or a chari- Sam McAllister of University Hospital to serve ty of choice. Birmingham; paternal as the nursing supervisor of grandparents Mr. and Mrs. the hospital’s new outpatient R.S. McAllister of Jackson; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Elliott of department. She continued to serve in a variety of roles in nursing administration at welcome to West Point; aunt Gayle Elliott of West Point; uncles Bob Elliott (Judy) of the University Hospital until 1972. Mrs. Williams was a our church Birmingham, Rusty and founding member of Conner McAllister of Broadmeadow United Broadmoor Baptist Jackson; cousins Drew Methodist Church, and she Ragan Still, Michelle Anthony (Kelli), Cory was the most senior mem- Hall, Jason and Hannah Anthony (Joan), of ber of the Magnolia Lamb. Starkville, Jonathan Chapter of the DAR. Rhoades (Emilie) of She was preceded in Marietta, Ga., Lindsey and death by her husband, Maj. Christopher Martin of Williams, and her brother Birmingham, AnnaClaire Rex M. Ickes. Survivors Elliott of Birmingham, Russ are her son Dan Glenn and Dave McAllister of Williams III, daughter Iris Jackson. W. Bailey, M.D., grandchil- Pallbearers were Sam dren Laura Ann E. Bailey, McAllister, Drew Anthony, Elisabeth Clemens Bailey, Cory Anthony, Jonathan Dan Glenn Williams IV, Rhoades, Christopher and Charles Brammer Martin, Taylor Hildebrand Williams, and a number of and Jay Stroble. devoted cousins, nieces and Memorials may be made nephews, and grand-nieces to Liberty’s Kitchen Inc., and nephews. P.O. Box 19293, New She will be dearly missed Orleans, La., 70179. by family and friends. Obituary Policy The Sun publishes obituaries of Northsiders and their families. Typically, we receive obituary information from the funeral homes. For a small charge, we invite readers who are so inclined to supplement this with more descriptive text capturing the spirit of the person’s life. Page 14A Thursday, January 13, 2011 social news Bill and Eleana Pope Marie and Arnold Jackson Richard and Carolyn McRae, Katherine and David McRae, Ava Franks MS Children’s Museum Sneak peek held for major donors A Sneak Peek private major donor dinner was held November 18 at the Mississippi Children’s Museum. Shown are scenes from the event. Johnny Donaldson, Sandra Glover, Jeffrey and Jessica Lohmeier Olivia and Brad Maley James and Preston Hays, Elaina and Jamian Jackson Judy Foster, Nicole Bradshaw Susan Garrard, Mark and Stephanie Garriga David and Cindy Dunbar, Katy and Jamie Houston Rob and Tamyne Armour Phyllis Taylor, Leslie Poole, Barbara Day Holmes Adams, Joi Fitzgerald, Gayle Adams Cozy. Casual. Comfortable. NOSTALGIC SETTING IN DOWNTOWN JACKSON . S AMPLE OUR F RESH S EAFOOD : Red Snapper or Red Fish, Jumbo Fried Shrimp, Rainbow Trout, Speckled Trout, Fried or Broiled i Catfi sh, Flounder, Fried Oysters Try Our Blue Plate Specials Served Fresh & Hot Daily 141 East Capitol • 601-352-5606 Page 15A keeping up with lottie Sun’s high in the sky; nice write-up in local paper; By LOTTIE BOGGAN time to pack and go home THE DAY AFTER our book signing of clean up my smart mouth. Even if I do, it place ashes strides proudly in front of us “Mad Dogs and Moonshine,” my dog and probably won’t last long, though. For with a tortured prize in his mouth; a I were on an early morning mission to some of us, sin stalks closer than our own mocking bird squawking his death throes. An evil gleam in his yellow buy a paper so I could see if we’d been shadows. And now, paper in hand, I have It is almost too painful to hear. “Don’t written up in the Savannah, Tenn., news- what we came for and I’m anxious to get you know it’s a sin to kill a mocking- eyes, a cat whose skin paper. A highway runs in front of the back to our cabin. bird?” I say. I want to use my stick on the Quick Stop and when we got to the store cat, but it’s too late for the bird. One hangs from a bony frame I’d almost asked a stranger standing by a WE HAVE NOT gone far on Catfish wrong doesn’t deserve another so I leave telephone booth to hold my dog. Lane when I see two thug-like, menacing it be. and whose fur is as gray as When I got closer to the man, it was animals in the road. The pair slowly easy to see that he was drunk and he goose-step toward us, as if picking their JUNE AND I walk around the cabin to last year’s fireplace ashes might not be careful with my pet. If the way through a minefield. Then, the bully the front where a deck overlooks the man let Cleaver loose it could be disas- dogs gather their scruffy courage and Tennessee River. We have a busy day strides proudly in front of trous, so I had tied her to a magazine rack their stiff/step quickens. A physical reac- ahead of us and I need a minute to myself while I went into the store. tion of fear almost overcomes me. I want before I go inside A rusty metal chair us with a tortured prize in When I came out, the morning was to run, but instead I raise a stick I’d creaks as I sit back and stretch my legs yawning and stretching; an overcast dawn picked up earlier. Upper lip hiked over out. A stiff wind washes away the smell his mouth; a mocking bird had peeled away and sunshine blushed their teeth, the animals slowly back away that comes from the trash truck next door. the sky. Thick truck tires, sounding like and slink off into the underbrush; these The raw breeze burns my cheeks, my high-heeled shoes on a tile floor clip clop creatures respect and understand brute eyes fill with moisture. The Cleave sits squawking his death throes. the pavement, motorcycles thunder past, force. I am a little shaky though - a feel- back on her haunches and gives several and off in the distance, around some bend ing like the one you get when your finger flank tightening breaths as if her side had It is almost too painful to below us, a boat blasts its ‘rise and shine’ is pricked for a blood test. a stitch in it. message. By now, the dog and I have I tug on June Cleaver’s leash. “We need I unfold the newspaper I bought, flip hear. “Don’t you know it’s a already had several wakeup calls though, to get to the cabin before something real- through the pages and experience a satis- so it’s wasted on us. ly bad happens. Let’s hurry.” We set off at fying feeling. There is a nice write-up sin to kill a mockingbird?” I Shortly after we left our yard we were an uneven trot and it’s not long before I about our book signing event at the attacked when we got into the territory of smell a familiar stench of something like Uptown Bistro. say. I want to use my stick a chained, scruffy dog; the drunk man by a dead animal. The sun is high in the sky now and the telephone unnerved me a little bit; and The odor comes from a truck parked shines full tilt on the water; my eyes burn on the cat, but it’s too late a few minutes ago while I was in the next door to our cabin and I know we’re from the early morning glare. River cur- store a rude lady working there pushed almost there. The bed is filled with rents drift below us. Trees carved like a for the bird. One wrong my buttons. months of old garbage and inhabited by wooden cutout are silhouetted against, I danced around asking her a question. large rats. Just beyond the truck, our and shadowed in the water. Soon it’ll be doesn’t deserve another so I Who licked the red off your candy cane? small clean square lot looks welcome and time to go inside and start packing for the But no, no, no. I stopped myself. we hurry on past the garbage pile next drive home, but for now the tranquil leave it be. Sometimes when my mouth moves, the door. Before we get to our place though, I beauty of the river wraps me like a silken brain has left the station. You’d be wan- hear a high-pitched, pitiful screech. garment. dering from the fold of God, I remind An evil gleam in his yellow eyes, a cat myself and you certainly don’t need to do whose skin hangs from a bony frame and that. I make a quick pledge to try and whose fur is as gray as last year’s fire- great only $65 per month! value Reach 30,000 prospects per week with your card. 601.957.1122. Page 16A Thursday, January 13, 2011 OUTDOORS IN THE SUN b y J e f f N o r t h Enjoying the woods better activity for youth than video games rel gun. If you are fortunate enough to have a dog, or were going to try and take it home for mama to cook. know someone who does, that will tree those late season I remember shooting a bluebill next to an abandoned bushytails, then all the better. hog parlor one morning as we unloaded for the squirrel You can have the time of your life with a group of woods. A game warden happened to pull up next to us friends roaming the hills and hollows collecting squir- as I was retrieving my prize and asked what I got. I sim- rels for the next stew. There is a lot of excitement when ply replied, “a duck.” I figured any game warden should those dogs tree and everyone hustles to the tree to shake know that. I had no idea, nor even thought that it may a limb or vine. Once dislodged, those fast jumping limb have mattered as to the species. rats can make for some pretty sporty shooting. I know Luckily bluebills were in season and as he drove off I some purists who insist on only carrying their favorite remember him hollering, “y’all boys be careful.” It was 22, but for insurance, I would take a shotgun too for a pretty simple way of life back then for the boy, his those scurrying for safety. dog, and his shotgun. Kinda sad to me that it’s changed a bit. It seemed like every land owner enjoyed seeing us WHEN I WAS JUST old enough to start driving, strike out across those muddy fields on foot. We would several of my high school friends and I would opt for walk up a covey of ‘pottages’ pretty regular, but we T HE SLEET is really starting to fall as this article begins to unfold. With several inches the squirrel woods when my dad was still watching the weren’t too good at hitting them in our youth. I think of ice and snow predicted, J.H. and I con- thickets for bucks. That deer hunting really got slow those farmers really enjoyed talking to us when we templated an afternoon in the deer stands sometimes and we could always stir something up by made it back to the jeeps. They enjoyed seeing what we but after a fair duck hunt and a lot of foot- turning a feist loose in the woods that we so often fre- shot and I really believed they knew we were in the best ball to be played, we opted for the fireplace and sofas. quented. I guess we would all be treated for ‘ADD’ place to stay out of trouble. Mel was hanging around the house this particular cold today, but back then it was OK for the youngsters to If you get the chance, offer an opportunity for some winter day, so the chance of her mustering up something become bored with some type of slow hunting and we late season action to some youngsters. Go with them in the kitchen was pretty good too. would take matters into our own hands and kick some and show them something unique in the woods like a You can definitely tell the season is about gone when type of critter up to shoot at. beaver dam, or maybe an otter run. Show them the dif- attitudes like this are taken. It really does take a little I would much rather see a boy of 13 thrashing the ference between a snipe and a woodcock. Cook up a work to stay motivated and stay in the woods when mid thickets with all he could muster than sitting on the supper of a couple of squirrels, with maybe a rabbit January is here. Don’t stop now though, you’ll be glad couch with some kind of video game. We really had a mixed in there too. I think you will enjoy these late days you went every day you did when July rolls around. lot of fun hunting with our pets that were also as fanati- as much as they do. This is the time of year when you have to diversify to cal about the chase as we were. Many times we would Until next time enjoy our woods and waters and stay focused. I can think of no better way to do this than pick up a bonus in the form of a rabbit or a wood duck remember, let’s leave it better than we found it. put away your deer rifle and pick up your favorite squir- too. It really didn’t matter to us if it flew or ran, we social news Thursday, January 13, 2011 section B Operation Shoestring Fund-raiser held at convention center The fall fund-raiser for Operation Shoestring featured a panel discussion from community leaders entitled Conversation About Community. The event was held at the convention center. Shown are scenes from the event. 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Shown are scenes from the gala. Betty and Bill Brown Steven and Kim Inzinna, Trish and Kenny Windham Herb and Becky Ivison, Lisa and Lee Paris Carla Thompson, Jean Brewer, Jim and Barbara Miller, Jessica Muzzi, Stephanie Kilpatrick Richard McRae Donald Cooper, Lanita Campbell, Jim Westerfield Melissa Runnels, Hayley Lundy, Christy Neal Jeff and Taylor Kilgore Ann Marie and Stephen Lee Kurt and B.J. Rademacher, Cory and Stephanie Wilson Give a gift subscription to the Northside Sun for just $20 per year locally Page 3B social news Weddings & Engagements Miss Evans, Maxwell to marry on February 12 MR. AND MRS. John Robert Evans announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Warren Evans, to William Graves Maxwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Austin Maxwell of Ripley, Tenn. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Warren Morehart and the late Mr. Morehart of Memphis and Arminta Boyd Evans of El Dorado, Ark., and the late James Evans of DeWitt, Ark. The prospective bridegroom is the grand- son of Mrs. Ray Covington Graves and the late Mr. Graves of Ripley. He is also the grandson of Billy Austin Maxwell of Memphis, and the late Ann Watkins Robison of Ripley. Miss Evans is a 2003 honor graduate of Jackson Preparatory School and of the University of Mississippi, where she received a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences with a minor in business. At Ole Miss, she was active in Chi Omega sorority and Campus Crusade for Christ. She was presented by the Debutante Club of Mississippi in 2004. She also attended the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, Calif., Whitney Evans where she received certification in baking in real estate. At Ole Miss, he was a mem- and patisserie arts. She is associated with ber of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He is an Parlor Market Restaurant as pastry chef. account executive with Graduate Services Inc. MAXWELL IS A 1997 graduate of The couple will exchange vows at Ripley High School and the University of Galloway Memorial United Methodist Mississippi, where he received a bachelor’s Church February 12. degree in managerial finance with a minor Miss Marion, Miconi to wed February 5 MR. AND MRS. Charles Fuller Marion announce the engagement of their daughter, Carol Anne Marion, to Warren Neil Miconi, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Nereo Miconi of Oakton, Va. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Seal Russ Jr. of Jackson, and Mildred Marion and the late Rev. Lucius Brainard Marion of Clarksdale. Miss Marion was graduated from Jackson Preparatory School in 2000. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Mississippi where she was a Taylor Medalist and earned her bachelor’s degree of account- ancy. She earned her master’s in accountancy at the College of Charleston. She is the direc- tor of corporate and foundation relations in the office of development at the University of Mississippi. THE PROSPECTIVE bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michele Arcangelo Falcone of Salerno, Italy, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Miconi of Carol Marion, Warren Miconi Valdarsa, Italy. Miconi was graduated from Fork Union Military Academy in 1993. He The couple will exchange vows February 5, earned his bachelor’s of liberal arts degree at the Paris-Yates Chapel in Oxford. from the University of Mississippi. He is a Following the ceremony, a reception will commercial real estate project manager with be held at the Oxford University Club. CB Richard Ellis in Memphis. The Northside Sun’s wedding and engagement policy --All write-ups need to be submitted at least a week prior to publication date; Color photo (vertical please) should be submitted at the time the write up is. --Priority is given to write-ups that appear in the Northside Sun first. 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Sue Morgan, Alice Carol Mozingo, Evelyn North, Sue Le Mercredi Pursell, Midge Samsell, Le Mercredi Bridge- Marie Thornton, Jean Luncheon Club met in Vinson, Frances Watkins, September at the Country Carol Weimar, Leila Wilder, Club of Jackson with Dorothy Williams, Jean President Karen Sims presid- Williams, and Delia Yoste. ing. Hostess Joyce Sanford offered the invocation. Co- Wednesday hostesses were Billie Dye, The Wednesday Luncheon Solution for this week’s puzzle next week. Faye Johnston, Betty Lacy Club met in November at the and Sue Stewart. Country Club of Jackson This solution for January 6th puzzle Bridge winners were Letha with President DeLores Smith, high score; and Glazier presiding. Hostesses Caroline Hoff, second high. were Thelma Sheridan, Flowers were awarded to Maurine Blake, Ethelyn Barbara Davis, Evelyn Roell Starr, Laurene Eakin. and Alyce Palmore. Maurine Blake offered the Jo Ann Welch, Maurine invocation. Blake, Ann Robertson and Flowers were awarded to Mike Seawright were guests. DeLores Glazier, Ruth Other members present Catledge, and Pat Hardin. were Georgia Agnew, Marcia Bridge winners were Pat Arthur, Marjorie Beasley, Hardin, high; Carolyn Jones, Joyce Britt, Peg Broerman, second. Betty Bryant, Geneva Other members present Burnett, Ruth Byars, Jeanette were Ruth Byars, Marilyn Byrd, Alice Carson, Carville Collins, Sandra Corlett, Cox, Nan Davis, Teresa Roberta Currie, Billie Dye, Davis, Clara Derrington, Barbara Hopkins, Sue Eleanor Drake, Judy Farrell, Humphreys, June McDonald, Delores Glazier, Lynn Martha Munsey, Barbara Gunter, Lillian Lewis, Elinor Murphy, Dianne Nettles, Livingston, Barbara Magoun, Alyce Palmore, Sue Phillips, Pat Mahaffey, Jean Beth Tinnin, Matthews, Elayne Moore, Page 5B social news Gardening Glimpses Living, working leaf blower preferred over machine “DO YOU WANT a leaf blower for rake before the last lone leaf falls off a tree. big bucks for clean pinestraw. Christmas, Mother?” our son asked me, one He must live in a northerly climate, where During my later college years, my mother morning soon after Thanksgiving. “No,” I all the leaves fall, mid-October or surely by was seriously into dahlia growing, in a setup answered. “It would take up storage space, Thanksgiving. I’ve never seen that, nor a like a vegetable garden, with tall posts and and I don’t operate machinery myself. But in nearly tropical climate, where the favorite wires. My father and I worked all of the hol- February, I might want us to rent one, and let trees don’t drop their leaves. Here, leaves idays raking leaves and piling them, some- you put in a good day’s work on all these falling continuously, some of them lingering times knee-high, in the dahlia garden. By Mrs. Herman McKenzie we’ve raked up into piles.” until the new ones literally push them off the Grownup guys have their toys, also, and branches, is a way of life. PEOPLE HAVE two minds about leaf Kevin’s favorite, this autumn, has been a gas In the “olden days,” an autumn ritual, raking. You rake all of them up, to maintain other varieties can’t handle a leaf cover. And powered leaf blower, which lets him attack repeated several times a season, was the rak- your status with your neighborhood, or you you have to watch what kind of leaves. Ours leaves everywhere, not just within range of ing of leaves to the curb of the street and set- let them stay put. I married into a family of are an oak leaf that dries up and is a light- all the extension cords we possess, attached ting them on fire. Everyone did it, everyone aggressively non-gardeners, who consider weight frost deterrent. The leaves from other one to the other. It’s become a frequent sight, enjoyed it, and nobody thought about smoke lawns as a frame for a home. The only com- trees tend to pack down and smother. You him out blowing leaves off the sidewalk and pollution or the wasting of organic resources ment one of my sisters-in-law has ever made have to observe and decide. clearing the entire graveled driveway, to the (nor clogging drains or starting a fire). The about our yard, on holiday visits, is “When Still handling planting chores in January street. This is routine if company’s coming, leaf burning was a communal celebration, are you going to rake your leaves?” A firm that ideally would have been finished by and even though I remind him to wait until and the thing for which I was most home- “Never!” and the same explanation over and Thanksgiving, I wade in ankle-high leaves “the day” because more will surely fall, he sick those first months of my freshman year over cured her of even asking. But she had in the pathways. Rake them today, and cannot resist. Then he does it again. in college. the greatest leaf-burning celebration I can they’re back again. He’s not quite sure what he’s supposed to When burning was no longer allowed, at remember, one Christmas when the whole Eventually it’ll threaten springtime, maybe do about the rest of the leaves. Don’t dare least in major cities, people raked their family took part, and accidentally burned up in late February, and I’ll see if my mechani- blow them off the part of the lawn that’s leaves to the street, and eventually a city the leaf rake. cally minded son will truly give me a full newly-planted St. Augustine grass. Freely truck collected them. When the drains A beloved doctor of mine, Walter day, operating a rented leaf shredder, letting blow them off the erstwhile muddy places clogged, folks shifted to filling large leaf Simmons, used to urge me never to rake me work at bagging them up until I decide we’ve seeded with winter rye, finally sprout- bags, doubling the landfill pollution. Leaves leaves off St. Augustine. When I followed just where I want to spread them out, as the ing thickly. Watch where you pile them up. will rot; plastic won’t. I was a beginning gar- his good advice, the lawn stayed green and ideal mulch and soil amendment. If not, He’s gotten the various messages. dener then, living in north Jackson, and I untouched, and when the warm weather of we’ll just rake them back under the trees, always noticed where lawns mostly featured springtime began, you had green rather than one of the privileges of living in the country, IN THE COMIC STRIP “Crankshaft,” pine straw, and what mornings I could get brown. (Unless it was a bad winter of ice surrounded mostly by woods. the central curmudgeon waits and waits to just ahead of the garbage trucks. Now I pay storms and their lingering after-effects.) But Colby Anne O’Connell sunbeams Piper Claire Evans Lindsey and Kevin O’Connell announce the birth of Ava Claire McHann Jennie and David Evans of Brandon announce the birth their daughter, Colby Anne O’Connell, July 7 in Fort John and Rachel McHann of Madison announce the of their child, Piper Claire Evans, December 9 at River Belvoir, Va. Grandparents are Col. and Mrs. Thomas W. birth of their daughter, Ava Claire McHann, November 12 Oaks. Grandparents and great-grandparents are Michael O’Connell (Army Retired) of Alexandria, Va., and Mr. and at Baptist Medical Center. Grandparents are Barbara Dyer, Allinder, Jan Albriton Allinder, Mrs. John L. Albriton Jr., Mrs. Edward C. Maloney of Jackson. Also welcoming the Ralph Dyer, and Mr. and Mrs. Randy Thomas. Rose Mary Collums and Tom Evans. baby is big sister Dolly. Jordan Brett Berry Alex Brantley Rosamond Samantha Allyson Brown Jordan A. Berry and Melissa A. Berry of Madison Bill and Kay Kay Rosamond of Ridgeland announce the Jesse Edward Brown Jr., and Laura Leigh Hall Brown of announce the birth of their son, Jordan Brett Berry, birth of their son, Alex Brantley Rosamond, December 29 Ridgeland announce the birth of their daughter, Samantha November 17 at Baptist Medical Center. Grandparents are at River Oaks Baby Suites. Grandparents are Karl and Allyson Brown, November 16 at Baptist Medical Center. Ruth and Jesse Heath, Rowe and Cindy Palhang, and Tony Alice Brantley of Madden, and Bill and Susan Rosamond Grandparents are George and Barbara Hall and Jesse and and Terie Berry. of Philadelphia. Also welcoming the baby is big brother Karen Brown. Jack. MISSISSIPPI PRESS ASSOCIATION EDUCATION FOUNDATION A A A Purpose Driven Tours CELEBRITY ROAST Worry-Free Travel With Christian Friends!! 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Includes seated gourmet dinner with • Ann Smith Elementary open house, January 12, 9:30 a.m., and January 13, 6 p.m. live art auction and silent auction. January 14, Friday January 29, Saturday • Concert benefitting Mississippi Opera and Mississippi Chorus at Wesley Biblical Seminary, • Mississippi Symphony Orchestra hosts Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles, 7:30 p.m. 601-690-2300 or www.msopera.org. 7:30 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall. Tickets $15 and up. 601-960-1565 or www.msorchestra.com. January 15, Saturday January 30, Sunday • Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Bravo III: Images from Around the World, 7:30 p.m. • New Bourbon Street Jazz Society meeting, 3 - 6 p.m. at Colonial Country Club. at Thalia Mara Hall. Features music from three continents. 601-960-1565. February 1, Tuesday January 19, Wednesday • A support group for families affected by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome meets the • Mississippi Department of Archives and History program, historian Walter Howell first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., at River Oaks Hospital. 601-362-0242. on the duel of Clinton, noon - 1 p.m. in the William Winter building. • Mississippi Museum of Art hosts Music in the City, 5:15 p.m. Free admission. January 20, Thursday February 3, Thursday • FAME and Prep’s showchoir Reveillon perform at The South, 6 p.m. 769-798-9500. • Madison Middle School fund-raiser Taste of Madison County, 6:30 p.m. in the gym. • Rebecca Cravat Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution meeting, 10 a.m. Features restaurant samples, silent auction, and $10,000 drawdown. Tickets $100. in the home of Mrs. Gilbert McSpadden. Guest speaker Forrest Thigpen. 601-853-0451. 601-853-7011 or 601-853-7765. January 22, Saturday • The 2011 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Hope Gala, Focus on the Cure, Country Club of Jackson. Includes a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, 6 p.m.. Entertainment by The Raphael Semmes Orchestra including These Days with Jewel Bass. special days January 24, Monday HAPPY BIRTHDAY • City of Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce awards banquet The Best of Ridgeland. January 13: Staci Henson, Margo Miller, Rob Peebles. January 14: Larry Kerr, William Reception 6:30 p.m.; dinner, awards and concert, 7 p.m. at the Hilton Jackson. Bell. January 15: Henry Michel, Sue Evans, Clay Cooper, Cynthia Hunter, Bob Jurgen, January 25, Tuesday Harvey Hedgepeth, Bill Hulsey. January 16: Jenny Jones, Emily Shepherd, Wallace • Jackson Audubon Society meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Eudora Welty Library. Hoffman, Charlie Sewell, Mike Leach, Cody Poe. January 17: Beth Haggerty, Debbye Speaker Sean Sullivan, impact of the U.S. / Mexico border fence on wildlife. Dabbs, Rudy Dill, Ray Dinstell, Kathy Presley, Mildred Emmart. January 18: Alex 601-956-7444. Yarbrough, Merle Allen. January 19: Jessica McGehee, Linda Letson, Anne Hodges, • National Active and Retired Federal Employees meeting, 1:30 p.m. Emily Pickell. at St. Luke’s Methodist Church. Includes cakewalk. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY January 26, Wednesday January 13: Mr. and Mrs. William Griffin. January 17: Hunter and Susan Pratt. January • Mississippi Department of Archives and History program, Ward Emling, “Mississippi in 18: John and Lisa Nowell. January 19: Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Mack, Fred and Susan the Movies,” noon - 1 p.m. in the William Winter building. Richards, Debbi and Chris Tolleson. Page 7B happenings Metropolitan Opera soprana Susanna Phillips. Call 601- Beatles tribute 690-2300. The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will host Classical Chamber concert Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Metropolitan Chamber the Beatles, January 29, 7:30 Orchestra of Jackson will p.m., at Thalia Mara Hall. present a concert February Tickets are $15 and up at 20, 3 p.m., at St. Andrew’s 601-960-1565 or online at Episcopal Cathedral. For www.msorchestra.com. more information call 601- 853-7563. Opera benefit A concert benefitting City music Mississippi Opera and the The Mississippi Museum Mississippi Chorus will be of Art will host Music in the held January 14, 7:30 p.m., at City, February 1, 5:15 p.m. Football awards Wesley Biblical Seminary. Free admission, donations The concert will feature welcome. Recognized for their contribution to the Jackson Teams Award, Daniel Kennedy - Best Offensive Player; Academy ninth-grade football team at the annual end of (front) David Ford - Team Chaplain, Hayden Tierney - the season banquet are (from left, back) Colin Welsh - Most Improved, Peyton Adams - Team Chaplain, Will Raider Award, Sam Rayburn - Best Lineman, Hayes McDowell - Most Improved. Walker - Best Defensive Player, Sam Thomas - Special YL award winners The American Bridal Show gives Madison Central students were active participants in the Melissa Curtis, Mark Dawson, Josh O’Neal, Ashley Pace, and future brides the opportunity to Youth Legislature sessions that were held in Jackson in Phillip Waller; Outstanding Senators Zach Canoy, Richard meet face-to-face with local and November. Students winning recognition include Most Fairchild, Zach Smith, and Christian Yu; Most Outstanding regional businesses ready to make Outstanding Statesman Phillip Waller; Statesmen Zach Senator Zach Canoy. Shown are (from left) Waller, Smith, Yu, their wedding dreams come true. Canoy and Zach Smith; Outstanding Representatives Fairchild, O’Neal, Dawson, Curtis, Pace, and Canoy. January 23, 2011 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lake Terrace Convention Center Vendors include: • Bridal Shops • Bakeries • Caterers • Florists • Photographers • Videographers • Tuxedo Rental • Party Rentals • Spas • Wedding Food service Coordinators Students from Jackson Preparatory School recently • Ceremony & attended a cooking class at Viking. The class was offered in Reception Locations partnership with Jackson Prep and Viking to train students Presented by the and many others. how to prepare a meal suitable to take to a family in need. Football seniors Tickets are $7 and will be sold The Jackson Prep Senior High Service Club utilizes these St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s varsity football team cele- at the door. Vendor opportunities are skills for culinary endeavors where volunteer service is brated Senior Night during the last game of the regular still available. Visit www.hubbrides.com desired. Shown in the class are (from left) Laura Myers, season. Shown is Nate Slater (center) with his parents for more details and vendor applications. Madelaine Mangum. Nathan and Darline. 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