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For 44 Years, Covering Northeast Jackson, Madison and Ridgeland                                               Vol. 44, No. 13                                  Two Sections, 24 Pages, Thursday, January 13, 2011

       Popular eateries make room for planned development
                                                                                                                                                                        turn to courts
                                                                                                                                                                          to protect
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
                                                                                                                                                                      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 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
                                                                                                                                                                      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

                               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
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
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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
                               By WYATT state’s reader is quickly drawn into 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
  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
  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.
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          laus Deo
                                              green meant "caution." With the introduc-
                                              tion of the automobile, the traffic situation
                                              got worse. So in 1920, William L. Potts, a
                                              police officer in Detroit, decided to do
                                                                                                     our culture                             placed in both utility and ubiquity by trac-
                                                                                                                                             tors and trucks, they worked farms
                                                                                                                                             throughout the South. 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 wyatt@northsidesun.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.”
   “The colors are garnet, gold and black,

                                                    Who will replace you?
kind of like the colors at Florida State            “I don’t know. I assume the district will

University. The black and gold are the trim       be interviewing for that position.”

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

                         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
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                                                                                                             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.
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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
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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

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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.
Hanging Moss Road, 3900 block, auto burglary, January 1;
Heatherwood, 500 block, larceny, January 3;
Holly Drive, 4500 block, house burglary, December 28;
I-55, 3900 block north, auto burglary, December 28;
I-55, 4600 block north, larceny, December 28;
I-55, 4900 block north, auto burglary, December 28;
I-55, 6000 block north, auto burglary, December 29;
I-55, 6000 block north, auto burglary, January 3;
I-55, 6000 block, auto burglary, two counts, December 30;
I-55, 6300 block north, auto burglary, December 30;

happenings                                              Musical Experience, will
                                                        present an evening featuring
                                                        Broadway stars Tim and
  Temporary closing                                     Jonathan Shew of New York
  The Ridgeland Public                                  City, and Jackson Prep’s
Library will be closed for                              showchoir Reveillon. The
building improvements                                   event will be held at The
January 14-19. For more                                 South, January 20 at 6 p.m.
information call 601-856-                               For tickets call 769-798-
4536.                                                   9500.
                                                                                                                Flight instructor award
                                                                                                                George Cricenti, owner of Madison Flyers at Bruce
           Winter rates                                     Taste of Madison                                    Campbell Field in Madison, was recently awarded the
  The Jackson Zoo will offer                              Madison Middle School                                 Flight Instructor of the Year for 2010 for Mississippi by the
special winter rates through                            will hold their annual fund-                            Federal Aviation Administration. Cricenti has owned
February 25: $5 for adults,                             raiser, Taste of Madison                                Madison Flyers for more than 10 years. A pilot for more
$3.50 for children 2-12,                                County, February 3, 6:30                                than 40 years, Cricenti holds an Airline Transport Pilot
$4.50 for senior adults. Visit                          p.m. in the school gym.                                 Certificate rated in airplanes and helicopters. An active
www.jacksonzoo.org for a                                Event will feature samples                              flight instructor, Cricenti has four full-time flight instructors
schedule of upcoming                                    from local restaurants, a                               at Madison Flyers and a fleet of six Cessna training aircraft.
events.                                                 silent auction and a $10,000                            A former military pilot, Cricenti and his wife Evie live in
                                                        drawdown. Tickets are $100
        Musical event                                   per couple. Call 601-853-
                                                                                                                north Jackson. Shown are (from left) Cricenti receiving his
                                                                                                                award from Theo Marvidouglou, safety program manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     For advertising information
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in memoriam                                                                                       happenings
     Obituaries                                                    Maurice H. Joseph
                                                                    Services and burial were
                                                                  held January 9 at Beth Israel
                                                                  Cemetery for Maurice H.
                                                                                                    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
                                   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.

          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.
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           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
  Shown are scenes from the event.

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       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

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 keeping up with lottie
                                                  Sun’s high in the sky;
                                              nice write-up in local paper;
                                               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-

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  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

               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.
                                                                                                        Becky Hawkins, Jennifer and Dave Scott, Carol and George Evans

        Ramel Cotton, Tammy Paige                      Robert Langford, Edie Greene                     Ted and Bonnie Calandra               Chris Neel, Anna Masters

     Susan Shands Jones, Jay Shands, Julie Skipper              Holly Lange, Melanie Morgan, Amanda Overby                   Betty Daugherty, Lida and Grace Gibson

        San-Antonio Mosley, Justin Starks                  Jamey Elkin, Kimberly McMurray, Wilson Hood                      Jonathan Lee, Melanie Sanders, Nic Lott

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                                    MS Society for Disabilities
                            Fund-raiser ‘Tis the Season gala held at River Hills
   Mississippi Society for Disabilities held
its 2010 fund-raiser, ‘Tis the Season,
December 3 at River Hills Club.
   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

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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
  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

  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.

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                                                                                    Book signing
                                                                                    Northsider Stephen Kirkpatrick (left) signs his latest book,
                                                                                    “SANCTUARY: Mississippi’s Coastal Plain,” for Paul Gonwa,
                                                                                    (right) at a recent reception and signing at the Mississippi
                                                                                    Museum of Natural Science. The book is a tribute to
                                                                                    Mississippi’s coastal plain and the endangered and rare
                                                                                    species that call the area home.

                                                                                           clubs                  Barbara Morgan. 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.

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                                                                                                                                             the northsidesun
January / February
          SUNDAY                   MONDAY                       TUESDAY                  WEDNESDAY                   THURSDAY                   FRIDAY                    SATURDAY

  9                          10                         11                         12                         13                         14                         15
  Jackson Symphony                                               MCRW                                                Ann Smith                MS Opera and                  MSO
      League                                                                                MDAH
                                                                Meeting               History is Lunch              Elementary                MS Chorus                   Concert
        Tea                                                                                                         Open house               Benefit concert
                                                             Madison County              Ann Smith
                                                            Mystery Readers             Elementary
                                                              Book Club                Open house

          SUNDAY                   MONDAY                       TUESDAY                  WEDNESDAY                   THURSDAY                    FRIDAY                   SATURDAY

  16                         17                         18                         19                          20                        21                         22
                                                                                            MDAH               FAME and Reveillon                                          JDRF
                                                                                      History is Lunch            Performance                                            Hope gala
                                                                                                               Rebecca Cravat DAR

          SUNDAY                   MONDAY                       TUESDAY                  WEDNESDAY                   THURSDAY                    FRIDAY                   SATURDAY

  23                         24                         25                         26                          27                        28                         29
                               City of Ridgeland            Jackson Audubon                 MDAH                                           American Guild of                MSO
                                Chamber of                      Society               History is Lunch                                       Organists                    Concert
                                 Commerce                       Meeting                                                                       Concert
                               Awards banquet                    NARFE                                                                       Art for Heart
                                                                Meeting                                                                         Gala

          SUNDAY                   MONDAY                       TUESDAY                  WEDNESDAY                   THURSDAY                   FRIDAY                    SATURDAY

  30                         31                         1                         2                           3                          4                          5
  New Bourbon Street                                              SIDS                                            Madison Middle                                    Diabetes Foundation
    Jazz Society                                             Support group                                          School                                            of Mississippi
      Meeting                                                     MMA                                              Fund-raiser                                         Bacchus Ball
                                                            Music in the City

January / February events
January 12, Wednesday                                                                          January 28, Friday
• Mississippi Department of Archives and History ‘History is Lunch’ program with               • Jackson Chapter of American Guild of Organists presents David Higgs in concert
  preservationist Jennifer Baughn, Mississippi’s Rosenwald schools and equalization              at St. Andrew’s Cathedral,7:30 p.m. No admission charge. 601-362-3235.
  period schools, noon - 1 p.m. in the William Winter building.                                • Art for Heart Gala at the Country Club of Jackson. 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.
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                                                                                                                                        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-
                                                                                                                                             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
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                                                                                                                                                                               • 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.
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                                                                                                                                                   names in
                                                                                                                                                  the news                  during Millsaps College’s fall
                                                                                                                                                                            2010 Tap Day Ceremony. Pi
                                                                                                                                                                            Mu Epsilon is a national
                                                                                                                                                 Sameer Goel, son of Mr. mathematics honorary. The
                                                                                                                                                and Mrs. Akhilesh K. Goel, recognition program occurs
                                                                                                                                                was tapped by Pi Mu Epsilon once during the semester.

                                                                Patriot pals
National Merit Semifinalists                                    The fifth-grade students at Madison Ridgeland Academy
Ridgeland High School National Merit Semifinalists for the      read to the first-graders. They are known as Patriot Pals.
2010-2011 school year are (from left) Amy Ball, RHS princi-     Shown are (from left) Hank Bennett and Sam Brooks.
pal Lee Boozer, and Caroline Lanford.

Global leadership                                               Senior recognition
Sen. Walter Michel (Jackson Prep Class of 1979), District 25,   St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s varsity football team cele-
presents Susan R. Lindsay (left), head of Jackson               brated Senior Night during the last game of the regular
Preparatory School, and Cindy Townsend, (right) director        season. William Chism (center) is shown with his parents
of the Jackson Prep Global Leadership Institute, a              Brad and Julie.
Concurrent Resolution from the Senate of the State of
Mississippi and the House of Representatives. The resolu-
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ry in encouraging students to discover their unique per-
sonality and giftedness and equipping them to pursue
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