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Spelling success
student each from Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties will be among those competing Tuesday in the Mississippi Spelling
Bee at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Rose E. McCoy Auditorium at Jackson State University. The state winner will qualify for the
Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in May.
The state bee will be broadcast live on the Mississippi Public Broadcasting channel, as well as live-streamed at

Deanna Robinson/Dispatch Staff Deanna Robinson/Dispatch Staff
Chloe Barr, 13, studies the dictionary at Heritage Academy in Columbus Julia Schloemer, 11, reads a book at Overstreet Elementary School in Starkville
Thursday afternoon. The seventh-grader is the Lowndes County Spelling Bee Thursday afternoon. The fifth-grader is the Oktibbeha County Spelling Bee champi-
champion and daughter of Brad and Melinda Barr of Columbus. on and daughter of Amelia and Zack Plair and Charlie Schloemer, all of Starkville.

Area students prepare for state bee with trip to Washington on the line
Lowndes County spelling champion sippi Spelling Bee, which will be held Oktibbeha County spelling champion Spelling Bee on her third try. The
Age: 13 Tuesday in Jackson. Age: 11 spelling bee is open to students in
School: Heritage Academy “That would be so exciting,” she School: Overstreet Elementary grades 3-8.
said. “I’m going to be nervous, but Asked to give an example of her
BY SLIM SMITH hopefully, I’ll get over that. I’d love to BY SLIM SMITH spelling prowess by spelling “souve- go to Washington.” nir,” Schloemer’s facial expression tells
She’s already taken the first step by the story.

hloe Barr has never been to winning the Lowndes County Spelling f spelling bees awarded dramatic First, she wrinkles her nose in mock
Washington, D.C. Bee this year. She won the county flair, Julia Schloemer would have a confusion.
She hopes to do something competition two years ago, as well, big advantage on her fellow compet- “That was one of the French words
about that Tuesday. narrowly missing out on a shot at the itors at Tuesday’s Mississippi Spelling on the list. And I seriously struggle
Barr, a seventh-grader at Heritage national competition in the regional Bee in Jackson. with French words,” she said, her face
Academy, hopes to punch her ticket to bee in Memphis, Tennessee, in which Schloemer, an 11-year-old fifth-grad- then lighting up as she confidently
Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee she participated in lieu of competing at er at Overstreet Elementary School, rattled off the spelling, tracing the
in Washington by winning the Missis- See BARR, 6A won the title in the Oktibbeha County See SCHLOEMER, 6A

Analysis: Auditor
wants improved
use of accounting
The Associated Press

State Auditor Stacy
Pickering says an in-
creasing number of
accounting problems
shows state employ-
ees need more train-
ing in governmental Pickering
accounting practices
and how to use the $100 million ac-
counting software system that the
state turned on in 2014.
But maybe the more important
question is, can anyone make recal- Luisa Porter/Dispatch Staff
See ANALYSIS, 3A Ella Reeves, 2, plays at the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam playground. She is the daughter of David and Ashley Reeves of Columbus.

1 “Alligator pear” is another name for Thursday MEETINGS
what fruit? March 15:
■ Art in Public Places: The Lowndes County
2 What is Zim’s Crack Creme intended
to repair — pavement, skin or walls? Starkville Area Arts Council hosts supervisors, 9
3 What national park is the largest “Through Their Eyes,” an exhibit of a.m., County
subtropical wilderness in the United photography by 10 children with Au- Courthouse
States? tism Spectrum Disorder. The exhibit March 20:
Ben Birks 4 What animated TV character’s opens at 5:30 p.m. at the Greater Columbus
household items include Shroud of Starkville Development Partnership,
Sixth grade, Annunciation City Council, 5
Turin beach towels and Lot’s Wife salt 200 E. Main St., Starkville. p.m., Municipal
57 Low 32
5 What did the U.S. Navy first allow on Complex
Partly sunny
a combat ship in 1994? Friday April 2:
Lowndes County
Full forecast on Answers, 6B ■ Rupert Wates in concert: The
Columbus Arts Council presents supervisors, 9
page 2A.
a.m., County
Rupert Wates with “The Lights of
Paris” at 7 p.m. at the Rosenzweig
Arts Center, 501 Main St. Tickets
INSIDE for members, $15 advance/$17 at William Spearmon is retired
Classifieds 5B Dear Abby 4B door. Non-members, $20/$22, at from MSU. “I like to go to the
Comics 4B Obituaries 5A or 662-328-2787 nursing home to visit and I take
138th Year, No. 309 Crossword 6B Opinions 6A (closed Mondays). care of this elderly man I know.”

2A MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018 The Dispatch •

DID YOU HEAR? “For a young team, a team with no seniors, this will be a
‘Black Panther,’ 4 weeks great experience.”
MSU men’s basketball coach Ben Howland, talking about
his team being invited to play in the National Invitation

in, tops ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Tournament. Story, 1B.

A Thousand Words
AP Film Writer Estimated ticket
LOS ANGELES — sales for Friday
T’Challa still rules the box through Sunday
office four weeks in, even 1. “Black Panther,” $41.1
with the fresh rivalry of an- million ($100 million inter-
other Walt Disney Studios national).
release in “A Wrinkle in 2. “A Wrinkle in Time,”
$33.3 million ($6.3 million
“Black Panther” took 3. “The Strangers: Prey
the No. 1 spot at the North At Night,” $10.5 million
American box office with ($140,000 international).
$41.1 million according to 4. “Red Sparrow,” $8.2
studio estimates Sunday, million ($15.7 million inter-
leaving another newcom- national).
er in its wake. The Marvel 5. “Game Night,” $7.9
and Disney phenomenon million ($5.4 million interna-
crossed the $1 billion
6. “Peter Rabbit,” $6.8
mark worldwide this week-
million ($4.8 million interna-
end and became the 7th tional).
highest grossing domestic 7. “Death Wish,” $6.6
release with $562 million. million ($3 million interna-
Not accounting for infla- tional).
tion, it’s now passed “The 8. “The Hurricane Heist,”
Dark Knight.” $3.2 million ($1.9 million
With a marketplace still international).
dominated by “Black Pan- 9. “Annihilation,” $3.2
ther,” Disney faced some
10. “Jumanji: Welcome to
stiff competition from its the Jungle,” $2.8 million.
own studio in launching
Ava DuVernay’s adaption
of “A Wrinkle in Time,” toes) and audiences who
which opened in second gave it a B CinemaScore.
place with $33.3 million The new horror film
from 3,980 locations. The “The Strangers: Prey At Luisa Porter/Dispatch Staff

PG-rated film, which cost Night,” with Christina Starkville entrepreneur Blair Edwards pours a cup of his own “The People’s Cup” blend of coffee for himself as he
Hendricks, took third sets up a booth outside of Scooter’s Records Tuesday. “I buy the beans from Guatemalan tribes and Indian farm-
around $103 million to ers and mix them to make a blend. I’ve always wanted to own my own coffee business. Right now I’m still pretty
produce and stars Oprah place with $10.5 million. new, but my first job at 17 was at Starbucks and that’s when I started learning about the business,” he said.
Winfrey and Reese With- The Jennifer Lawrence
erspoon, received mixed thriller “Red Sparrow”
reviews from critics (it’s landed in fourth in its sec-
currently at a “rotten” 44 ond weekend with $8.2
percent on RottenToma- million.

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Trump backs off push for raising assault rifle purchase age
BY JILL COLVIN President Donald Trump’s
The Associated Press support for increasing the
Administration pledged to help
The Commercial Dispatch (USPS 142-320)
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Periodicals postage paid at Columbus, MS WASHINGTON — The
minimum age for purchas-
ing assault weapons to 21.
states pay for firearms training
White House unveiled a
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Published by Commercial Dispatch Publishing Company Inc., new plan to prevent school
Instead, a new feder-
al commission on school
for teachers and reiterated its call
516 Main St., Columbus, MS 39703 shootings that backs off safety will examine the to improve the background check
age issue as part of a
FIVE-DAY FORECAST FOR THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE package the White House and mental health systems
announced Sunday in
the wake of the Parkland entrenched corners.”
response to the school
shooting. She described the plan as
shooting in Parkland, Flor-
“Today we are an- “pragmatic.”
Clear and chilly Partly sunny and cool Plenty of sunshine, Plenty of sun Clouds and occasional nouncing meaningful ac- The plan was immedi-
but cool sunshine
dead. tions, steps that can be
The administration also ately panned by gun con-
32° 55° 28° 54° 30° 67° 44° 72° 56° taken right away to help trol advocates, including
pledged to help states pay protect students,” said Ed-
ALMANAC DATA for firearms training for the Brady Campaign to
ucation Secretary Betsy
Columbus Sunday
teachers and reiterated its Prevent Gun Violence.
TEMPERATURE HIGH LOW DeVos, who will chair the
call to improve the back- “Americans expecting real
Sunday 61° 44° commission.
Normal 67° 43° ground check and mental DeVos said that “far leadership to prevent gun
Record 85° (1974) 25° (1969) violence will be disappoint-
PRECIPITATION (in inches) health systems. too often, the focus” after
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Month to date 2.13 Sunday evening, adminis- only on the most conten- dent Trump’s dangerous
Normal month to date 1.87
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Normal year to date 12.75 the plan as a fulfillment of that have divided people said Avery Gardiner, the
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fish and game.
Major Minor Major Minor SUN AND MOON MOON PHASES Rolling Stone magazine back out on stage.” performed Friday night
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Mississippi soldiers
leaving home for a year
Will be brigade’s third deployment
to Middle East since 2001

TUPELO — More than 4,000 Mississippi Na-
tional Guard soldiers are leaving their homes this
month as part of a year-long deployment.
The 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team,
headquartered in Tupelo, is leaving for a three-
month training deployment in Fort Bliss, Texas,
followed by nine months overseas. The guard unit
is supposed to deter and react to threats in the
Middle East.
The brigade is based in Tupelo, with units in
McComb, Senatobia, Starkville, Amory, Mon-
ticello and Meridian, as well as in Kansas City,
Some of those communities held send-off
events for local units last week. Police in Colum-
bus on Monday are escorting artillery members
as they leave town.
This will be the brigade’s third deployment to
the Middle East since 2001.
Luisa Porter/Dispatch Staff
Brian Bonds of Starkville reaches out for his basketball to catch it just after it fell through the basket in the Travis
Outlaw Center last week. “I come up here everyday I just have a passion for basketball and my whole family is
into sports,” admits Bonds. “One of my cousins, Blake Griffin, plays for the Detroit Pistons,” he added.
Bryant names 4 more
members to College Board

Airbus gets $273M deal to make
The Associated Press

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant is nominating

helicopters in Mississippi four people to the board that oversees Mississip-
pi’s eight public universities, making him the first
governor to appoint all 12 trustees.
The nominees include Hattiesburg radiologist
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS than 200 employees in Columbus Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran, Dr. Steven Cunningham; Ocean Springs busi-
assembling helicopters. as well as U.S. Rep Trent Kelly, say nesswoman and Republican Party official Jeanne
The U.S. Army is awarding a The Army says Airbus was the in a statement that Congress is ne- Luckey; Meridian insurance agent Bruce Martin;
$273 million contract to a Mississip- and Flowood lawyer Powell Ogletree Jr.
only bidder, and the work is project- gotiating funding for the helicop-
pi helicopter maker for 35 aircraft. If confirmed by the Senate, they would begin
The Army announced the con- ed to be completed in March 2021. ters. The House has approved $167
The Army is paying $136.6 million million, while the Senate currently 9-year terms on May 8. Because of a quirk in a
tract with Airbus Helicopters on constitutional overhaul of the board that voters
Thursday for more UH-72A Lakota for work in the 2017 and 2018 bud- calls for $196 million. Negotiations
approved in 2003, Bryant could be the only gov-
light utility helicopters. get years. could conclude in the next two ernor who gets a chance to appoint all the board
French-based Airbus has more Mississippi’s two U.S. senators, weeks. members. From now on, all members will serve
nine-year terms, which means a two-term gover-
nor would only routinely appoint eight trustees.
Leaving the board are Jackson lawyer Alan
Perry; Biloxi accountant Christy Pickering; Hat-

Mississippi seeks source of disease that killed buck tiesburg orthopedic surgeon Dr. Douglas Rouse;
and Meridian telecommunications executive
C.D. Smith. Smith is the current president of the
Investigators still don’t know where deer feeding in East Car-
roll, Madison and Tensas
ease has been confirmed.
Hunters can still bring
12-member board. They are former Gov. Haley
Barbour’s last four appointees.
the 4½-year-old buck contracted parishes — those near- in deboned meat, tanned
hides, and cleaned skulls
est to Issaquena County,
chronic wasting disease where the buck was found with antlers and teeth.
about 5 miles from the
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS He said genetic tests state line.
show the buck found Jan. Hunters in those par-
JACKSON — Tests on 25 was local and there- ishes cannot bait feral
deer carcasses collected fore was infected by a hog traps with rice bran,
in Mississippi don’t show local source. Testing is non-fermented or whole
any signs of the fatal in- continuing on other deer cracked corn, soybeans,
fectious disease that was reported sick or dead, in-
recently confirmed in a protein pellets and com-
cluding roadkill, he said. mercial feeds formulated
dead buck.
The tests on 64 deer for deer because of the
Investigators still don’t
know where the 4½-year- found sick or dead within ban, which took effect
old buck contracted 5 miles of the buck came Monday. They can still
chronic wasting disease, back Monday, he said. use bait not normally eat-
Russ Walsh, executive di- “We’ve sent off mul- en by deer, according to
rector for wildlife in Mis- tiple other samples,” he a news release emailed
sissippi’s Department of said. Tuesday.
Wildlife, Fisheries, and To avert or delay the Alabama forbids im-
Parks said in a video post- infection’s spread across portation of deer car-
ed Tuesday on the depart- state lines, Louisiana has casses from any of the
ment’s website. banned supplemental 25 states where the dis-

Continued from Page 1A
citrant agencies care? findings to employees ly. For example, late last
That’s one main thrust who were undertrained year, PEER noted that
of the findings that Picker- on MAGIC, combined agencies are violating
ing presented to reporters with a wave of departures state law by failing to cor-
last week as he released of experienced account- rectly enter data on vehi-
the state’s 2017 compre- ing personnel from some cles. That in turn means
hensive annual financial agencies. DFA can’t manage state
report. That document is “It’s continuing to go vehicles as envisioned.
intended to capture the up — it’s not getting bet- Fully one-third of this
state of all of Mississippi’s ter — three years after year’s findings target-
governmental finances in implementing MAGIC,” ed DFA, although some
one place. Pickering told reporters. of them are really about
Pickering’s team listed “It’s only a matter of time DFA’s inability to force
27 findings, or notable ac- until there’s a critical independent agencies to
counting problems, across mass of findings that af- comply with state law or
all the agencies it exam- fect our state’s financial policy.
ined for the 2017 report. health and well-being.” Pickering says DFA
That’s up from 23 last Pickering says the has not fully updated its
year, eight in 2015, four in state implemented MAG- state accounting manual
2014 and only one in 2013. IC “without spending a since MAGIC was turned
The Republican state dime on training.” That’s on, which could lead agen-
auditor pegs many prob- clearly not true. The De- cies to handle the same
lems to the Mississippi partment of Finance and information in different
Accountability System for Administration conducted ways. It’s the third year in
Government Information waves of training classes a row that DFA has been
and Collaboration. State for months in 2013 and flagged for the problem.
agencies began using 2014, saying it developed Executive Director Lau-
that accounting software more than 35 separate ra Jackson wrote in a re-
system at the beginning training courses. sponse that DFA is still
of the 2015 budget year. But what is true is that making updates, and now
Pickering attributes the some agencies are clearly expects to be finished by
increasing number of not using MAGIC correct- the end of 2018.
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A trace of history
“Among those that traveled
this road were American Indi-
ans, traders, soldiers, “Ka-
intucks,” postriders, settlers,
slaves, circuit-riding preach-
ers, outlaws and adventurers.”
Donna & Ron, thefun-

Little over a week ago we
joined the Bulldog Nation
headed to Nashville, Tennes-
see, for the SEC Tournament. Shannon Bardwell
The weather was pleasant,
temperatures were mild and the sun drifted in and
out amongst the clouds. At Tupelo we entered the Nat-
chez Trace, choosing to meander slowly northward
to our destination. We were in no hurry; our tickets
awaited us at “Will Call.”
It was a little unnerving to realize how digitally
dependent the world is becoming. It took about two
hours to get tickets because of our technical inept-
ness and difficulty making decisions. The ticket
request would time-out after about 15 minutes and
we’d have to start all over again. Once we made our
selection and hit “submit,” the confirmation said the
tickets would be sent to our phone.
Well, that was problematic since we’d previously
discovered our phone carrier does not work well in
Tennessee. Sam ended up calling the venue. He told
the young man, who probably could not remember
life without a cellphone or even Facebook, receiving
our tickets by phone was not reliable.
The sympathetic fellow assured Sam he would
have a paper ticket waiting at the arena and there’d be
nothing to worry about.
So, in Bardwell fashion, we packed our maroon at-
tire and a picnic and headed up the Trace. The Trace
extends for 444 miles with the northern terminus just
south of Nashville. We started just north of Tupelo at
mile marker 260.
There were no detours along the way nor flooding
to hinder travel though the fields were saturated, the
creeks ran fast, and a few soft shoulders were rutted
up. We passed by Tishomingo State Park and on by
Colbert Ferry in Alabama. The Natchez Trace runs
through three states from start to finish.
Names along the Trace include Browns Bottom,
Donivan Slough, Buzzard Roost, Cypress Creek, Dog-
wood Mudhole, Napier Mine, Devil’s Backbone and
Tobacco Farm. Each name conjures up vivid images
of life before cellphones.
Our stopping place along the Trace is the Wayne
County Visitors Center at Collinwood between mile
marker 350 and 360. They have pleasant greeters, hot THE NATION
coffee and homemade cookies. Some days they have
entertainment, like the day we dropped in. The gen-
tleman and his wife played a few tunes on their dul-
cimers. When they learned we were from Columbus
Time to get over the Russophobia
they commented they once came to Columbus and Unless there is a with the election of press that the generations before
were featured with Aundrea Self on the “Mid-Morn- late surge for Commu- Trump, Russia might 1989 never knew.
ing” show. Then they played a little toe-tapper and nist Party candidate be able to restore re- China, not Russia, has the more
ended with a gospel hymn. Pavel Grudinin, who is spectful if not friendly repressive single-party Commu-
A brochure in the museum said in the 1800s “Kain- running second with relations with the nist state.
tucks” floated crops and livestock on wooden flatboats 7 percent, Vladimir United States. Indeed, which of these U.S. al-
to Natchez or New Orleans where they sold their Putin will be re-elected Clearly, Putin want- lies shows greater tolerance than
goods, then sold their boats for lumber and walked or president of Russia for ed that, as did Trump. Putin’s Russia? The Philippines
rode horseback back home. another six years on Yet, with the of Rodrigo Duterte, the Egypt of
By the time we finished our trip we had seen sever- March 18. Beltway hysteria over Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the
al hawks, a dozen deer, two flocks of 30 or so turkeys Then we must hacking of the DNC Turkey of President Erdogan, or
grazing, then a scattering of three or four more decide whether to and John Podesta the Saudi Arabia of Prince Mo-
turkeys here and there. None of the creatures seemed continue on course into Patrick J. Buchanan emails, and the Russo- hammad bin Salman?
to pay us any mind at all. a second Cold War, or phobia raging in this Russia is nowhere near the stra-
Email reaches Shannon Bardwell of Columbus at engage Russia, as every president capital, we appear to be paralyzed tegic or global threat the Soviet sought to do in Cold War I. when it comes to engaging with Union presented. As Putin conced-
For our present conflict, Vladi- Russia. ed this week, with the breakup
mir Putin is not alone at fault. His The U.S. political system, said of the USSR, his nation “lost 23.8
actions have often been reactions Putin this week, “has been eating percent of its national territory,
Voice of the People to America’s unilateral moves. itself up.” Is his depiction that 48.5 percent of its population, 41
We encourage you to share your opinion with readers of After the Soviet Union col- wide of the mark? percent of its gross domestic prod-
The Dispatch. lapsed, we brought all of the What is the matter with us? uct and 44.6 percent of its military
Submit your letter to The Dispatch by: Warsaw Pact members and three Three years after Nikita capacity.”
former republics of the USSR into Khrushchev sent tanks into How would Civil War Unionists
Mail: P.O. Box 511, Columbus, MS 39703
In person: 516 Main St., Columbus, or 101 S. Lafayette our military alliance, NATO, to Budapest to drown the Hungarian have reacted if the South had won
St., No. 16, Starkville. corral Russia. How friendly was revolution in blood, Eisenhower independence and then, to secure
All letters must be signed by the author and must include that? was hosting him on a 10-day visit the Confederacy against a new
town of residence and a telephone number for verification Putin responded with his mili- to the USA. invasion, Dixie entered into an al-
purposes. Letters should be no more than 500 words, tary buildup in the Baltic. Two years after the Berlin Wall liance with Great Britain, gave the
and guest columns should be 500-700 words. We reserve George W. Bush abrogated the went up, and eight months after Royal Navy bases in New Orleans
the right to edit submitted material. Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty that Khrushchev installed missiles and Charleston, and allowed bat-
Richard Nixon had negotiated, in Cuba, Kennedy reached out to talions of British troops to deploy
Putin responded with a buildup the Soviet dictator in his widely in Virginia?
THE STAFF OF THE DISPATCH of the offensive missiles he put on praised American University Japan negotiates with Putin’s
display last week. speech. Russia over the southern Kuril
Alex Holloway The U.S. helped to instigate the Lyndon Johnson met with Rus- Islands lost at the end of World
Peter Imes
Brett Hudson Maidan Square coup that dumped sian President Alexei Kosygin in War II. Bibi Netanyahu has met
Adam Minichino over the elected pro-Russian gov- Glassboro, New Jersey, just weeks many times with Putin, though
PUBLISHER EMERITUS Zack Plair ernment in Ukraine. after we almost clashed over Mos- he is an ally of Assad, whom Bibi
Birney Imes Luisa Porter To prevent the loss of his Se- cow’s threat to intervene in the would like to see ousted, and has
Deanna Robinson bastopol naval base on the Black Arab-Israeli War of 1967. a naval and air base not far from
Sea, Putin countered by annexing Six months after Leonid Brezh- Israel’s border.
Brittany Brown Jan Swoope
Cynthia Cunningham Scott Walters the Crimean Peninsula. nev sent tank armies to crush the We Americans have far more
Kelly Ervin After peaceful protests in Syria Prague Spring in August 1968, an fish to fry with Russia than Bibi.
Melissa Johnson MAILROOM were put down by Bashar Assad, inaugurated Nixon was seeking Strategic arms control. De-es-
Beth Proffitt Christina Boyd we sent arms to Syrian rebels to detente. calation in the Baltic, Ukraine
Mary Jane Runnels Leonardo Buckner overthrow the Damascus regime. In those years, no matter who and the Black Sea. Ending the
Jackie Taylor Dale Cochran Seeing his last naval base in was in the White House or Krem- war in Syria. North Korea. Space.
DeShaun Davis the Med, Tartus, imperiled, Putin lin, the U.S. establishment favored Afghanistan. The Arctic. The war
BUSINESS OFFICE Joseph Ellis came to Assad’s aid and helped engagement with Moscow. It was on terror.
Lindsey Beck Jeffrey Gore
Debbie Foster Katrina Guyton him win the civil war. the right that was skeptical or Yet all we seem to hear from
Mary Ann Hardy Doris Hill The Boris Yeltsin years are hostile. our elite is endless whining that
Eddie Johnson Arkedia Parker over. Again, what is the matter with Putin has not been sanctioned
Kayla Taylor Russia is acting again as a this generation? enough for desecrating “our
CIRCULATION Julia Grant Tucker great power. And she sees us as True, Vladimir Putin is an democracy.”
Michael Floyd a nation that slapped away her autocrat seeking a fourth term, Get over it.
Courtney Laury PRODUCTION
Lisa Oswalt
hand, extended in friendship in like FDR. Patrick J. Buchanan, a nation-
Eltoro Harris the 1990s, and then humiliated But what Russian leader, save ally syndicated columnist, was a
Mary Pollitz William Hudson her by planting NATO on her Yeltsin, has not been an auto- senior advisor to presidents Richard
William LeJeune
NEWS Jamie Morrison front porch. crat? And Russians today enjoy Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald
Isabelle Altman Anne Murphy Yet, what is also clear is that freedoms of speech, assembly, Reagan. His website is http://bu-
Devin Edgar Tina Perry Putin hoped and believed that, religion, travel, politics, and the
The Dispatch • MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018 5A

Lots of talk, little action Officials tight-lipped
in attack on
on curbing health care costs veterans home California
‘Either Republicans help stabilize the market or “Either Republicans help sta-
bilize the market or they own
they own these premium and deductible increases. these premium and deductible in- 36-year-old former Army rifleman
creases,” said Rep. Kurt Schrader,
And I’d be glad to help crucify them if they don’t D-Ore. “And I’d be glad to help cru- had recently been expelled from
cify them if they don’t want to do
want to do something very reasonable.’ something very reasonable.” home’s treatment program
Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore. The effort forces Republicans
to choose between trying to avert
BY ALAN FRAM pected higher insurance rates are bad news about premiums short-
The Associated Press ly before elections or standing by YOUNTVILLE, Calif. — Authorities in North-
announced — just weeks before ern California have so far been tight-lipped about
Election Day, on Nov. 6. their opposition to anything that
WASHINGTON — It started as could be viewed as propping up why a former Army rifleman may have killed
Last week, Sen. Patty Murray three women after a daylong siege at a veterans
a bipartisan attempt to curb soaring “Obamacare.”
of Washington, a lead Democratic home in Napa County wine country.
health care premiums. Trump hasn’t clarified things
negotiator, called GOP demands Albert Wong, 36, slipped into a going-away
But Congress’ effort to stabilize for his party. In a single day last
the nation’s insurance markets is on abortion limitations “a complete party for two employees of The Pathway Home
October, he bounced from praising
faltering amid escalating demands nonstarter.” A spokeswoman for on the campus of the Yountville veterans home
one bipartisan plan as “a very good
by each party and erratic positions Rep. Ryan Costello, R-Pa., sponsor campus about 50 miles north of San Francisco on
solution” to labeling it “bailouts to
by President Donald Trump. Demo- of the House GOP package, said if insurance companies.” Friday, then let some people leave, but kept the
crats want bigger federal subsidies Democrats want to oppose the ef- Signs indicate insurance prices three women.
for consumers under President fort “by playing abortion politics, will likely continue upward. With- Wong, whose military records show he served
Barack Obama’s health care law then shame on them.” out federal action, premiums are in Afghanistan from April 2011 to March 2012,
while Republicans, still fighting Some Democrats think they’d expected to rise in every state by was enrolled in The Pathway Home’s veteran
that statute, aim to relax its cover- reap political gains if the talks col- up to 32 percent next year and by treatment program until he was recently ex-
age requirements and win abortion lapse since polls show the health a cumulative 90 percent or more pelled, according to a relative of one of the wom-
restrictions. care statute is widely popular and through 2021, according to a report en.
The bickering could collapse the the public would largely fault Re- released last week by Covered Cali- Law enforcement officials did not respond to
whole effort, with each side blam- publicans if consumer costs spiral fornia, the state agency overseeing questions throughout the weekend about what
ing the other when next year’s ex- skyward. California’s health care exchange. led to Wong being dismissed from the program
or whether officials had alerted police or others
to any concerns about his mental health after he
was removed from the program. Records also
show a state-issued security permit Wong had for
a 9mm firearm was canceled in October, but state
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Japan marks 7th anniversary
of tsunami that killed 18,000
9.0 magnitude earthquake set off knowledge to future gen-
erations in order to pro-
Thomas Myers
tsunami that triggered Fukushima tect many people from the
dangers of disasters,” he
Graveside Services:
Saturday, March 17 • 1 PM

nuclear power plant partial meltdowns said.
Egger Cemetery
Second Ave. N location
Separately, several
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The tsunami over- hundred people observed
whelmed sea walls and a moment of silence and
TOKYO — They washed away buildings, made offerings at an altar
bowed their heads, hands cars and entire neighbor- set up in Hibiya Park in
clasped or palms firmly hoods as it swept inland. It central Tokyo.
pressed together. They knocked out power at the Cleaning up the still-ra-
stood in grassy areas or seaside Fukushima Dai- dioactive Fukushima nu-
roadsides overlooking ichi nuclear power plant, clear plant site remains a
the choppy sea. In Japan’s causing partial melt- daunting challenge that is
capital, they lit candles downs in three reactors. expected to take 30 to 40
and offered flowers. Some years.
Prime Minister Shinzo
dabbed at tears.
Abe said Sunday at an of-
Japanese marked the
ficial ceremony in Tokyo
seventh anniversary Sun-
day of a tsunami that took that reconstruction is
more than 18,000 lives on making steady progress,
the northeast coast and but more than 70,000 peo-
triggered a nuclear di- ple are still displaced and
saster that turned nearby many have no prospect of
communities into ghost returning to their homes.
towns. Prince Akishino, the
Residents along the second son of Japanese
coast gathered outdoors Emperor Akihito, ex-
to remember the tragedy pressed hope that the tsu-
as sirens wailed at 2:46 nami would raise aware-
p.m., the moment the ness and help prevent or
magnitude 9.0 offshore mitigate damage from fu-
earthquake struck on ture natural disasters.
March 11, 2011, setting “It is my earnest hope
off a massive tsunami. ... that we hand down the

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Courtesy photo
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DR. SEUSS: Second-graders in Terra Robinson’s class at Henderson Ward Stewart Elemen-
tary School in Starkville got a visit from The Cat in the Hat March 2 for Read Across America Day, held annually
on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The famous “Cat” — Noxubee County children’s librarian Loraine Walker — also visited
Starkville Academy pre-K and kindergarten students.

■ The Dispatch’s education page appears each Monday. Submissions must come from school personnel and
include all pertinent information, including names of everyone featured in a photograph, left to right. Submissions
can be emailed to Time-sensitive submissions will have top priority and The Dispatch
will publish the rest as space permits.

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letters with her finger in By the time this year’s earliest memory. students,” Bluitt said.
the palm of her hand, a spelling bee came along, “My parents and “I think some students
trick she uses to help her she had conquered her grandparents used to are just naturally good
spell. battle with nerves. read to me and I’ve at spelling. Julia studies
As a fifth-grader, “I was like, ‘OK. I’m always loved reading,” hard, but I think she also
Schloemer will likely just going to do it and see she said. “Right now, I’m has some natural talent
be one of the younger what happens,’” she said. reading ‘Little Women.’” for spelling.”
competitors in the state What happened, TaNaya Bluitt, who Schloemer is the
competition. of course, was that teaches fifth-grade daughter of Amelia and
“That’s what makes Zack Plair and Char-
Schloemer won the English, said she was is
me nervous,” she said. lie Schloemer, all of
county spelling bee and surprised Schloemer won
But the nerves she’s Starkville. Zack Plair is
feeling as she gets ready a spot in Tuesday’s state the county spelling bee,
competition. even though she compet- the managing editor for
for the state competition
Schloemer said she’s ed against older students. The Dispatch.
pale in comparison to her
first attempt at the county loved books since her “She’s one of my top
spelling bee in 2016.
“I was like, ‘Oh, my
gosh! I’m going to the
county spelling bee!
What if I lose? What if I
win? What if I lose?’ I was
talking to myself all the
time,” Schloemer said.
“Then, when I got put
out, I was like, ‘Oh, OK.’ I
wasn’t exactly excited.”
Even so, Schloemer
finished fifth as a third
grader. Last year, she
moved up to third place.

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the state event.
Although she has been
reading since day care,
Barr said reading is a lot
like her other passion,
“Both take a lot of
practice,” she said. “In
dancing, you have to
remember the steps. In
reading, it’s remembering
the words you study.”
Barr said she has de-
voted “hours and hours”
of study in preparation for
the state spelling bee.
“Usually, I’ll go over
the list,” she said. “If I
miss a word, I’ll write it
down and then study it
so I can remember it the
next time.”
Barr’s mom, Melinda
Barr, said her daughter
attacks the challenge of
the spelling bee with the
same enthusiasm she
approaches dance.
“She’s always busy,”
Melinda said. “But she’ll
put in the work.”
Melinda said her
daughter’s experience
conjures memories of
when she was young.
“I spent hours and
hours studying and won
some spelling bees when
I was a kid, too,” she said.
“Maybe some of that has
rubbed off on Chloe.”
Chloe, 13, is the daugh-
ter of Brad and Melinda
Barr of Columbus.
Adam Minichino


Caledonia’s Cross signs with Huntingdon
Senior All-Star was versatile contributor, leader for coach Brooks’ perennial playoff contender
BY ADAM MINICHINO the Division III school in Hunting- responded to her email by saying don College in Montgomery, Al- she was still looking for a defensive
abama. The signing at Caledonia specialist and players to fill out the
Bailie Cross can relax. High came after she visited the roster for 2018. She said she set up
The Caledonia High School school late last month and felt a a visit to spend the might and then
standout admits the past few connection with coach Latonia “kind of fell in love with the players”
months have had plenty of anxious Brady and the players and enjoyed on her visit.
moments. That’s because Cross, the campus. “I felt the vibe there that it was
who has played volleyball for years, “When I got there, it was really perfect school for me,” Cross said.
didn’t know if she was going to get reassuring and I felt there was a Cross said the signing was a
a chance to play the sport she loves reason why I wasn’t having good relief because she said she had to
in college. experiences with the past experi- pray numerous times to keep the
Instead of allowing the doubt and ences because I was meant to be faith she would realize an oppor-
apprehension consume her, Cross there,” said Cross, who said she tunity. She said she has played vol-
relied on her faith and continue to gave a verbal commitment the day leyball since she was 7 or 8 years
work hard to sell herself. after she visited the school. old, so she was motivated to find a
“I knew God had a plan and that Cross said she used help from school where she could continue
was happening was happening for a National Scouting Report, a na- her career and stay on the path to
reason,” Cross said. tional scouting service, to contact becoming a coach. She admitted it Caledonia High School senior Bailie Cross poses for
Cross’ anxiety finally washed colleges that were still looking for “hit her hard” when she imagined a picture with her parents Saturday during a signing
away Saturday when she signed a players. She said she took multiple not being able to play volleyball ceremony to celebrate her decision to play volleyball at
letter of intent to play volleyball at visits to schools before coach Brady See CROSS, 2B Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama.


MSU will play host
to Nebraska in
first round of NIT

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State men’s
basketball coach Ben Howland had several
wishes granted Sunday night.
MSU is back in the postseason for the first
time since 2012 after accepting an invitation to
the National Invitation Tournament. In addition
to making the tournament, No. 4 seed MSU
will play host to No. 5 seed Nebraska at 8 p.m.
Wednesday (ESPN2) at Humphrey Coliseum.
n NIT: Nebraska at Mississippi State, 8 p.m.
Wednesday (ESPN2; WKBB-FM 100.9,
WFCA-FM 107.9).

Jim Lytle/Special to The Dispatch
Members of the Mississippi State women’s basketball team pose with a Southeastern Conference sign after the
team’s victory against Texas A&M clinched the program’s first SEC regular-season title. COLLEGE BASEBALL

MSU LOOKS TO BE ONE OF TOP SEEDS Fourth inning lifts
Coming off SEC regular-season title, Schaefer’s team will learn its NCAA seed, region tonight
NCAA WATCH PARTY in Nashville, Tennessee.
MSU to series win Despite the loss, ESPN’s Charlie BY BRET T HUDSON
n Mississippi State welcomes fans to
join the women’s basketball team at Creme projects MSU to be a No. 1
STARKVILLE — The awards seed for the NCAA tournament.
continued to stack up Sunday for 6 tonight to watch the NCAA
tournament Selection Show at The 64-team field for the annual STARKVILLE — A day off gave the
the Mississippi State women’s bas-
Humphrey Coliseum. Doors will open event will be announced at 6 tonight Mississippi State baseball team the answer.
ketball team a day before it learned at 4:45 p.m. today. The show also can (ESPN). MSU will celebrate the an- After a Friday doubleheader in which MSU
its next opponent for what it hopes be seen on ESPN. nouncement with a NCAA tourna- struggled to get a key hit, MSU found plenty of
will be a six-game stretch run to the
2017-18 season. ment Selection Show at Humphrey See MSU BASEBALL, 3B
Teaira McCowan and Victoria undefeated regular season and a Coliseum. Admission is free. Doors
Vivians added to their individual third-straight trip to the champion- will open at 4:45 p.m. GAME 17
honors when ESPNW named the ship game of the Southeastern Con- With American Athletic Confer- n Mississippi State vs. Southeastern Louisiana,
junior center a first-team All-Amer- ference tournament. MSU (32-1) ence regular-season and tourna- 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, MGM Park, Biloxi
ican and the senior guard a third- claimed its first SEC regular-season ment champion Connecticut and (WKBB-FM 100.9, WFCA-FM 107.9)
team All-American. MSU joined title thanks to a 16-0 run through Atlantic Coast Conference tourna-
Connecticut as the only schools the SEC. It beat Kentucky and Texas ment champion Louisville virtual INSIDE
with multiple players on the list. A&M before losing to South Caroli- locks to be the No. 1 seeds in the n MORE COLLEGE BASEBALL: Strong starting
The honors are the latest MSU na 62-51 on March 4 in the champi- Albany and Lexington regions, pitching carried the Mississippi State baseball team
has received on the heels of an onship game of the SEC tournament See MSU WOMEN, 2B to four wins in five games last week. Page 4B


NHHS’ Earhart selects Gulf Coast
Senior captain was veteran vocal presence at center back for Trojans
BY ADAM MINICHINO the field has pushed him when he should say it. He to play bigger than his said Earhart was one of
size and to realize his the Trojans’ loudest and
Don’t let Cai Earhart dream to play soccer in most physical players.
fool you. college. “It is his heart,” Olsen
At 5-foot-9, 150 pounds, Earhart finalized those said. “When he steps on
the New Hope High plans Friday when he cel- the field, he thinks he is
School senior doesn’t fall ebrated his decision to the best player son the
into the “imposing” cat- attend Mississippi Gulf field, so when they come
egory when it comes to Coast Community Col- through it doesn’t matter
identifying players who lege. if the guy is 6-foot-3 or if
dominate on the soccer New Hope High boys he is 5-foot tall, nobody is
field. soccer coach Andrew Ol- going to push him off the
But what a listing on a sen played center back at ball.”
Adam Minichino/Dispatch Staff
roster fails to tell you is East Mississippi C.C., so Earhart said the re- New Hope High School senior Cai Earhart poses for a picture during a signing
the size of a player’s heart Olsen knows what a de- cruiting process was ceremony Friday to celebrate his decision to sign with Mississippi Gulf Coast
and their will to control fender who leads the back “nerve-wracking” after Community College. Cai’s grandfather, John Earhart; his father, Adam; and his
the action. Earhart’s drive line is supposed to say, not attracting a lot of mother, Priscilla; are sitting with him. New Hope High boys soccer coach Andrew
to be the best player on how he should say it, and See EARHART, 3B Olsen is standing. His brothers, J.D. and Parker, also attended the signing.
2B MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018 The Dispatch •


Harvick races to third-straight NASCAR Cup victory
BY JOHN NICHOLSON louder than all the words I can won races on pit road, too.” Stewart said. tory, the No. 4 was headed back
The Associated Press say this week, tweets that you Harvick got around Chase PENALTY DETAILS to the R&D facility.
can send out. Parking that Elliott — the first car with four NASCAR said Wednesday BY THE NUMBERS
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kevin thing in victory lane is the most fresh tires after the pit stops — that inspectors at its research Harvick began the streak at
Harvick is at his best when he’s powerful thing, most powerful and took the lead with 22 laps and development center in Atlanta after crashing and fin-
mad, so much so that former message you can send, and says left when Ryan Newman finally North Carolina found Harvick’s ishing 31st in the season-open-
crew chief Gil Martin used to the most about our organization made his last stop on the sunny Las Vegas car violated a rule ing Daytona 500. He’s the first
try to rile him up during races. and our team.” day after morning rain. Busch requiring rear window support to win three straight Cup races
Harvick was running extra After saying Friday that he never challenged Harvick after braces to hold the glass rigid, since Joey Logano in 2015.
hot when he got to ISM Race- would jump up and down on the that and finished 0.774 seconds and another requiring the right Harvick broke a tie with Kyle
way after penalties for technical back of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas back. rocker panel extension to be
violations marred his victory Busch with 14 NASCAR nation-
Racing Ford if he won, Harvick “Man, it was a heck of a bat- aluminum. al-series victories at the track.
last week at Las Vegas. When simply patted the back window tle today,” Harvick crew chief Harvick was penalized the
he finally cooled off Sunday af- In 31 Cup starts in Phoenix, the
in a nod to social media photos Rodney Childers said. “To sit seven playoff points he earned
ternoon, he celebrated his third 42-year-old California driver
of his buckled rear window in down there in the corner and for winning the Las Vegas race
straight NASCAR Cup victory has 15 top-five finishes. He has
Las Vegas. watch these guys race like that and its first two stages. He was
and record-extending ninth one Xfinity win and four Truck
“I made it very clear to pat was like my short track days.” docked 20 regular points and
at the mile oval southwest of my window and thank it for do- Busch won the first 75-lap the team lost 20 owners’ points. victories at the track. The victo-
Phoenix. ing its job,” he said. stage, and brother Kurt Bus- Childers was fined $50,000, and ry also was the milestone 40th
“Everybody just came here Harvick got in front of Busch ch stayed on the track during car chief Robert Smith was sus- of Harvick’s Cup career.
mad, chip on their shoulder, on the last series of pit stops. a caution and won the second pended two races. TOP-FIVE FINISHERS
wanting to do exactly what Busch’s team dropped the jack segment in a one-lap shootout. Stewart said he won’t appeal Chase Elliott was third, fol-
we did today,” Harvick said. and had trouble with the right Stewart-Haas racing had all the penalties. lowed by Denny Hamlin and
“That’s the type of determina- rear tire on the stop with 53 laps four drivers in the top 10 for the “How many appeals have pole-sitter Martin Truex Jr.
tion and grit that you want in left, allowing Harvick — who first time, with Clint Bowyer you seen overturned?” he ex- “I needed a little bit of for-
a race team. There’s nothing pitted three laps earlier — to finishing sixth, Aric Almirola plained. ward drive there at the end,” El-
better to be a part of than some- slip ahead. seventh and Kurt Busch 10th. Harvick regained the points liott said. “I was turning pretty
thing like that. “We lost the race on pit road “That’s probably what I’m lead Sunday, moving 12 ahead good and just had a hard time
“Actions speak a whole lot today,” Busch said. “But we’ve most proud of,” owner Tony of Kyle Busch. And with the vic- putting the power down.”

Continued from Page 1B Continued from Page 1B
Prep Baseball
The winner of the game between MSU and today’s Games later this year, but she said it was tal skills. She said she knew when she
Nebraska will play the winner of the game Pillow Academy at Heritage Academy, 1 p.m. “absolutely amazing” to be sur- first saw Cross play in fifth grade she
between No. 1 seed Baylor and No. 8 seed New Hope at Clinton, 2 p.m. rounded by family and friends Sat- would be a key member of the high
Wagner in a second-round game Saturday or Starkville High vs. Pine Forest, Florida urday to finalize the next step. school program.
Monday. (Pensacola), 4:30 p.m. “When I found out I was going to “She just steadily progressed,
“We are excited about playing in the NIT,” Eupora at Heritage Academy, 7 p.m. get a chance to play I couldn’t contain and I feel that she has a knowledge
said Howland, who is in his third season at Golden Triangle Spring Break Classic my happiness,” Cross said. “I knew of the game and that she is so excit-
MSU. “For a young team, a team with no se- Tuesday’s Games there was a reason for everything ed about it and passionate about it,”
niors, this will be a great experience. None Starkville High vs. Danielson, Tennessee when everything wasn’t working out. Brooks said. “She is going to be one
of these guys have ever played postseason (Pensacola), 11 a.m. It was extremely stressful for me.” of those coaches who is going to go
basketball. It’s a different feel. We can benefit West Point vs. Amory (Oxford), 1 p.m. Caledonia, which finished 27-7 this in and make a difference. She has
from this experience going forward.” Caledonia vs. Lafayette (Oxford), 4:30 p.m. past season, has been a regular in the so much spirit and good ideas. I feel
Howland led Northern Arizona, Pitts- West Point vs. Houston (Oxford), 8 p.m. Mississippi High School Activities like she will be a really successful
burgh, and UCLA to the NCAA tournament Golden Triangle Spring Break Classic Association (MHSAA) playoffs. This coach.”
in his third season at each school. That streak Wednesday’s Games past season, Caledonia lost to New Al- Brooks also believes Cross, who
ended Sunday when a school-record eight West Point vs. Caledonia (Oxford), 11 a.m. bany in the first round of the Class II was No. 1 in aces in the nation for a
Southeastern Conference teams made the Caledonia at Oxford, 1 p.m. State tournament. In 2016, Caledonia long stretch this season, will be a key
NCAA tournament without MSU. West Point vs. Cleveland Central (Oxford), 2 p.m. lost to Lewisburg in the second round. contributor for Huntingdon. She said
MSU finished the regular season 22-11 and Caledonia at North Pontotoc, 4 p.m. Cross has been a fixture in that Cross brought so much spirit and en-
9-9 in conference play. It beat LSU and lost to Golden Triangle Spring Break Classic success. Individually, she was select- ergy to the Caledonia High program
Tennessee at the SEC tournament in St. Lou- Thursday’s Games ed to play in the Mississippi Associa- that she has no doubt the same infec-
is. Any realistic NCAA hopes were dashed by Columbus vs. Yazoo County (Louisville), 11 a.m. tion of Coaches Senior All-Star game. tious attitude will help her in college.
losses in three of the final four games of the Columbus vs. Choctaw County (Louisville), 1:30 p.m. Cross, a 5-foot-4 do-it-all-player, Cross realizes it will be a challenge
regular season. Starkville High at Niceville, Florida, 4 p.m. honed her skills this past year on the for her to take the next step, but she is
Now, MSU will try to gain traction in the Friday’s Games club scene with Level Elite’s 18s. Mis- anxious to take it on. After all, playing
NIT and parlay it into next season. New Hope vs. Arlington, Tennessee (at Bartlett, sissippi University for Women assis- in college is something she has been
“My second team at Pittsburgh made the Tennessee), 3:30 p.m. tant volleyball coach Brooke Beasley waiting to do for years, so she isn’t go-
NIT and the following year we made the New Hope at Bartlett, Tennessee, 6 p.m. coached Cross. ing to waster her opportunity.
Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA tournament,” Saturday’s Games Cross likely will play defensive “It was an unbelievable feeling to
Howland said. “That’s what you want. You Columbus vs. Kosciusko (Louisville), 12:30 p.m. specialist or libero in college. She see all of the love and support (at her
want a chance to play, better yourself, and use New Hope at Covington, Tennessee, 1:30 p.m. has played a variety of positions in signing),” Cross said. “(Playing in
this event to get you ready for next season.” Columbus vs. Pearl (Louisville), 3 p.m. her high school career. Through all college) is something I have always
The Bulldogs and Cornhuskers played an of the changes, Cross has remained a dreamed of.
exhibition game Oct. 22 in Starkville. Nebras- College Baseball leader and someone Caledonia coach “I am going to do my best to com-
ka won 76-72, but MSU played without center Tuesday’s Games Samantha Brooks could look to to set pete against others and myself and
Abdul Ado. The Cornhuskers finished 22-10 Ole Miss at Georgia State, 5 p.m. the tone for younger players. push myself to see what I can do best.”
and 13-5 in Big Ten Conference play. Alabama A&M at Alabama, 6 p.m. Brooks, who coached Cross for six Follow Dispatch sports editor
“You take nothing away from that game,” Wednesday’s Games years, said Cross came to Mississippi Adam Minichino on Twitter @
Howland said. “It feels like several years ago. Ole Miss at Georgia State, 2 p.m. from Texas with the basic fundamen- ctsportseditor

MSU women
Both teams have been through a lot since Alabama A&M at Alabama, 6 p.m.
then. A practice game does not hold any com- Southern Mississippi at Tulane, 6:30 p.m.
parison to a real, postseason game. They had Mississippi State vs. Southeastern Louisiana
a great year with some really big wins. It will (Biloxi), 6:35 p.m. Continued from Page 1B
be a huge challenge. Friday’s Games respectively, the biggest unan- seeds. Wallace suffered a torn anteri-
“The students are out for spring break, so Georgia at Alabama, 6 p.m. swered question for MSU remains or cruciate ligament in her right knee
we will need the community to step up, come UTSA at Southern Mississippi, 6 p.m. which region it will be sent to. in a victory against West Virginia on
out and show support for the team. It’s diffi- Vanderbilt at Mississippi State, 6:30 p.m. Creme has MSU in the Kansas City Feb. 26.
cult for an 8 o’clock game on a weeknight, but Tennessee at Ole Miss, 7 p.m. Region and Notre Dame as the No. 1 MSU is 11-1 against teams in the
we need it.” Saturday’s Games seed in the Spokane Region. top 50 and 9-0 against teams ranked
MSU will play without Nick Weatherspoon. MUW at Concordia College (DH), 1 p.m. Baylor (31-1), which won the Big 12 51-100, according to Warren Nolan.
A member of the conference’s All-Freshman Georgia at Alabama, 1 p.m. Conference regular-season and tourna- com. It has a non-conference SOS of
team, Weatherspoon was injured Friday in Tennessee at Ole Miss, 1:30 p.m. ment titles, figures to be the only team 33. Baylor is 6-1 against teams in the
the second half of a 62-59 loss to Tennessee. Vanderbilt at Mississippi State, 2 p.m. that might deny MSU a No. 1 seed. top 50 and 13-0 against teams 51-100.
Weatherspoon spent the night in a hospital. UTSA at Southern Mississippi, 2 p.m. Following MSU’s loss to South Caroli- It has a non-conference SOS of 63.
However, a cat scan came back positive Satur- College Softball na, Baylor moved past MSU to No. 2 in Regardless of whether it is a No.
day and an MRI came back positive Sunday. Today’s Games The Associated Press and USA Today 1 or a No. 2 seed, MSU will play host
Howland said Weatherspoon’s neck area is MUW at Southern Wesleyan (DH), 2 p.m. Coaches polls. Those rankings don’t to the first and second rounds of the
fine and that he doesn’t have a fracture in his Auburn at Southern Mississippi (DH), 2 p.m. factor into the NCAA tournament selec- NCAA tournament as a top-16 seed.
hip. Instead, he has a hip contusion and deep Tuesday’s Game tion committee’s criteria for picking the As of Sunday afternoon, less than 500
swelling and bruising around the bone. Mississippi State at Samford, 6 p.m. 64-team field. Still, the NCAA women’s all-session reserved tickets remained
“He won’t play Wednesday,” Howland said. Wednesday’s Games tournament considers attendance as for the first and second rounds. MSU
“We don’t know how long he will be out, but MUW at Columbia (South Carolina) (DH), 2 p.m. an ingredient when it determines des- is 16-0 at home this season. It aver-
we aren’t going to rule him out for the rest Ole Miss at Southeastern Louisiana, 5 p.m. tinations for seeds at its predetermined aged a program-best 7,113 fans and
of the season. If we get on a roll and get to Alabama at Georgia Tech, 5 p.m. sites. It might believe Kansas City is a shattered its all-time mark for atten-
New York (for the tournament semifinals), Mississippi State at Memphis, 6 p.m. better host site to draw fans for Baylor dance in a season with 113,814.
hopefully, he could then come back some and Thursday’s Games than MSU. MSU is 4-0 at home in the NCAA
help.” MUW at Piedmont (DH), 2 p.m. Creme, who works as ESPN’s tournament the last two seasons. In
MSU will play in its ninth NIT. It is making Troy at Southern Mississippi (DH), 3 p.m. bracketologist, has had MSU as a No. 2016, MSU was a No. 5 seed, but it
its first appearance in the tournament since Friday’s Games 1 seed in the Kansas City region for earned the right to play host to the first
a first-round loss to Massachusetts in Rick South Carolina at Ole Miss, 6 p.m. the past several weeks. NCAA RPI and second rounds due to a conflict with
Stansbury’s final game in 2012. The school’s Alabama at Auburn, 6 p.m. rankings have Connecticut at No. 1, Michigan State’s home venue. MSU
deepest run came in 2007, when Stansbury Notre Dame, which lost to Louisville defeated Chattanooga 60-50 and Mich-
took MSU to the NIT Final Four at Madison
Square Garden.
ON THE AIR in the ACC tournament title game, at
No. 2, Louisville at No. 3, Baylor at No.
igan State 74-72 to advance to the Sweet
16, where it lost to eventual national
“Every great player wants a chance to at Today 4, and MSU at No. 5. RealTime RPI. champion UConn 98-38. In 2017, MSU
least play one time in Madison Square Gar- GOLF com, Warren, and Colle- beat Troy and DePaul in Starkville en
den,” Howland said. “It is the most historic Noon — PGA Tour, Valspar Championship, first giate Basketball News also have those route to a program-record 34-win sea-
venue in our sport. Out kids will be playing round, at Palm Beach, Florida, TGC five teams ranked the same way. son. Victories against Washington and
for a chance to do just that. That’s motivation MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Warren has the ACC as Baylor sent MSU to the Final Four,
alone to play in what is a great event.” Boon — Spring training, Washington at Detroit, the top-rated conference followed by where it beat four-time reigning nation-
Quinndary Weatherspoon is averaging a MLB Network the SEC, the Big Ten Conference, and al champion UConn 66-64 in overtime
team-best 14.8 points per game. He agrees 3 p.m. — Spring training, Cincinnati at L.A. the Big 12. to end the Huskies’ NCAA-record 111-
with Howland that the Bulldogs want to make Angels, MLB Network The differences between MSU game winning streak. South Carolina
the most of their chance to play in the post- SOCCER and Baylor are slight when it comes defeated MSU 67-55 in the national
season. 2:30 p.m. — Bundesliga, Werder Bremen vs. to Strength of Schedule (SOS), which championship game.
“We’ve worked hard all year to get to post- FcKoln, FS2 is one factor the NCAA tournament This season, MSU beat South Car-
season,” Quinndary Weatherspoon said. NBA selection committee uses to seed the olina 67-53 and Kentucky (twice) in
“We’re not just satisfied to be here. Our goal is 7 p.m. — San Antonio at Houston, ESPN teams. The NCAA has MSU with a 21 the regular season to complete the
to get to New York and win it all. When we are 9:30 p.m. — Miami at Portland, ESPN SOS, while Baylor has a 24. In Colle- first undefeated regular season by a
playing our best, we can beat anyone. I know PARALYMPIC GAMES giate Basketball News, MSU has a 26 SEC team since Tennessee in 1998.
we’re all excited about this opportunity.” 8 p.m. — PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games, SOS, while Baylor has a 28. In Warren MSU’s Vic Schaefer earned SEC
n NOTE: Current MSU season ticket NBC Sports Network, MSU has a 21 SOS, while Coach of the Year honors for leading
holders have until noon today to purchase SOCCER Baylor has a 23. to the team to the second-longest win-
their existing seats or order more. At 3 p.m., 3 p.m. — Premier League, Stoke City vs. Baylor suffered its only loss to ning streak in SEC history.
tickets will be available for the general public Manchester, NBC Sports Network UCLA on Nov. 18. Despite that fact, McCowan, who is averaging a
at, or calling the WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL the NCAA tournament selection com- career-best 17.7 points and 13.2 re-
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Follow Dispatch sports writer Scott Walters ESPN jury to point guard Kristy Wallace as named first-team All-SEC and SEC
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Sunday’s Games
MSU baseball
Sunday’s Men’s Major At Little Caesars Arena, Detroit
March 20-21
At Plattsburgh, New York
Union (N.Y.) 76, New Jersey City 72
South Central Region
At Lubbick, Texas Continued from Page 1B
Scores Purdue-Cal State Fullerton winner vs. Hampton-Notre Dame-Temple-Penn State Plattsburgh State 103, Nichols 86 Metro State 78, Colorado State-Pueblo 70
Davidson 58, Rhode Island 57
Arkansas-Butler winner
At Viejas Arena, San Diego
winner vs. Rider-Oregon-Harvard-Marquette
At York, Pennsylvania
York (Pa.) 81, Yeshiva 67
West Texas A&M 81, Arkansas-Fort Smith 66 them Sunday in a 5-3 victory against Utah
Lubbock Christian 78, Tarleton State 46
Penn 68, Harvard 65 Wichita State-Marshall winner
West Virginia-Murray State winner
vs. Wagner-Baylor-Nebraska-Mississippi State
winner vs. Vermont-Middle Tennessee-
Hamilton 86, Nazareth 72
At Radnor, Pennsylvania Angelo State 87, Black Hills State 75 Valley at Dudy Noble Field.
Georgia St. 74, Texas-Arlington 61 Northern Kentucky-Louisville winner
UNC Asheville-Southern Cal-Boston
Springfield 88, Albright 86
Cabrini 88, Staten Island 86
West Region
At Azusa, California The win gave MSU (10-6) the series
Kentucky 77, Tennessee 72 At TD Garden, Boston
MIDWEST Regional Semifinals College-Western Kentucky winner vs. UC San Diego 64, Seattle Pacific 51
Montana State Billings 76, Hawaii Pacific 65
win and its seventh victory in its last eight
Friday, March 23 BYU-Stanford-Florida Gulf Coast-Oklahoma Second Round
Cincinnati 56, Houston 55
FAR WEST Villanova-LIU Brooklyn-Radford—Virginia State winner Saturday, March 3 Alaska Anchorage 65, Northwest Nazarene 63 games.
SE Louisiana-Saint Mary’s-Boise State-Wash- At Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cal St.-Fullerton 71, UC Irvine 55 Tech-Alabama winner vs. Wichita State-
Marshall—West Virginia-Murray State winner ington winner vs. Louisiana-Lafay- Ramapo 66, Williams 62
Humboldt State 66, Azusa Pacific 60
“The past two days, with two outs and
The Associated Press Purdue-Cal State Fullerton—Arkansas-Butler ette--LSU-UC Davis-Utah winner At Newport News, Virginia Second Round runners in scoring position especially,
winner vs. Texas Tech-Stephen F. Austin— Franklin & Marshall 66, Christopher Newport 52
Men’s Top 25 Fared Florida-St. Bonaventure-UCLA winner Semifinals At Windham, Connecticut
Saturday, March 10
Atlantic Region they’ve been throwing us offspeed big
Sunday At Madison Square Garden, New York Middlebury 83, Eastern Connecticut State 58
At Richmond, Virginia
1. Virginia (31-2) did not play. Next: NCAA
Regional Championship Tuesday, March 27
Game 1, 6 p.m.
At Baltimore
MIT 62, Johns Hopkins 54 Indiana (Pa.) 88, Glenville State 68 time,” MSU freshman designated hitter
Sunday, March 25
2. Villanova (30-4) did not play. Next:
NCAA tournament.
Semifinal winners Game 2, 8:30 p.m. At Springfield, Ohio
Wisconsin-Oshkosh 68, Wittenberg 60
Bowie State 79, Edinboro 75
Central Region
Tanner Allen said. “You kind of have to have
3. Xavier (28-5) did not play. Next: TBA. SOUTH REGIONAL Championship At Atlanta At Sioux Falls, South Dakota the approach to look offspeed instead of sit-
4. Michigan State (29-4) did not play. Thursday, March 29 Emory 83, LeTourneau 82 Central Missouri 66, Fort Hays State 59
Next: TBA.
First Round
Thursday’s Games Semifinal winners, 7 p.m. At Rock Island, Illinois Augustana (S.D.) 90, Northern State 86 ting fastball, but as you can tell it worked for
5. Duke (26-7) did not play. Next: TBA. Augustana (Ill.) 95, Hope 83
6. Gonzaga (30-4) did not play. Next: At American Airlines Center, Dallas
Tennessee (25-8) vs. Wright State (25-9), At University Heights, Ohio
East Region
At Easton, Massachusetts
us today.”
NCAA tournament.
7. Michigan (28-7) did not play. Next: 11:40 a.m. Tournament John Carroll 91, Wooster 85
At Walla Walla, Washington Sciences (Pa.) 61, Bentley 54 The refined approach helped MSU go
Miami (22-9) vs. Loyola of Chicago (28-5), First Round Stonehill 63, St. Thomas Aquinas 52
NCAA tournament.
8. Cincinnati (30-4) beat No. 21 Houston 2:10 p.m. Today’s Games
Whitman 89, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 84
At Collegeville, Minnesota Midwest Region 8-for-17 with two outs Sunday. It paid off in
At Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho
56-55. Next: NCAA tournament.
9. Kansas (27-7) did not play. Next: NCAA Kentucky (24-10) vs. Davidson (21-11),
Central Michigan (19-14) at Fort Wayne (18-14),
11 a.m.
Bethany Lutheran 44
Point 82, At Ashland, Ohio
Drury 63, Lewis 49
the third inning, when Allen’s double scored
10. Purdue (28-6) did not play. Next: TBA.
6:10 p.m.
Arizona (27-7) vs. Buffalo (26-8), 8:40 p.m.
Drake (16-16) at Abilene Christian (16-15),
1 p.m.
At St. Louis Ashland 80, Grand Valley State 68 Hunter Stovall to tie the game at 1.
Nebraska Wesleyan 82, Aurora 61 South Region
11. Wichita State (25-7) did not play. Friday’s Games
At Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
NC A&T (20-14) at Liberty (20-14), 5 p.m.
Hartford (19-13) at San Diego (18-13), 9 p.m.
At Platteville, Wisconsin At Jackson, Tennessee In the fourth, MSU scored four runs
Next: TBA. Wisconsin-Platteville 74, St. Olaf 68
12. North Carolina (25-10) did not play. Creighton (21-11) vs. Kansas State (22-11), At Middletown, Connecticut
Valdosta State 63, Lee 57
Union (Tenn.) 74, Embry-Riddle 59
with two outs. Freshman left fielder Rowd-
Next: TBA. 5:50 p.m. Second Round
13. Tennessee (25-8) lost to Kentucky Virginia (31-2) vs. UMBC (24-10), 8:20 p.m. First-Round winner vs. Wofford (21-12), TBA
Swarthmore 97, Wesleyan (Conn.) 75
At Plattsburgh, New York Southeast Region ey Jordan had the big blow when he took a
At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee First-Round winner vs. Northern Colorado At Jefferson City, Tennessee
77-72. Next: TBA.
14. Texas Tech (24-9) did not play. Next: Cincinnati (30-4) vs. Georgia State (24-10), 1 (22-12), TBA
Plattsburgh State 87, Union (N.Y.) 75
At York, Pennsylvania North Georgia 78, Wingate 75 high fastball for a three-run home run. Af-
First-Round winner vs. Portland State (20-13),
15. Arizona (27-7) did not play. Next:
Nevada (27-7) vs. Texas (19-14), 3:30 p.m. TBA
Hamilton 69, York (Pa.) 66
At Radnor, Pennsylvania
Carson-Newman 96, Lander 85
South Central Region ter center fielder Jake Mangum’s single and
NCAA tournament.
16. Auburn (25-7) did not play. Next: TBA. Second Round
First-Round winner vs. Sam Houston State
(19-14), TBA
Springfield 96, Cabrini 88 At Lubbick, Texas steal of second base, Stovall singled home
West Texas A&M 70, Metro State 60
17. Ohio State (24-8) did not play. Next: Saturday’s Games
At American Airlines Center, Dallas
Wednesday’s Games
Niagara (19-13) at Eastern Michigan (21-12),
Third Round Lubbock Christian 61, Angelo State 59 Mangum.
TBA. Friday, March 9
18. West Virginia (24-10) did not play. Tennessee-Wright State winner vs. 6 p.m.
St. Francis (Pa.) (18-12) at Illinois-Chicago
At Mahwah, New Jersey
West Region
At Azusa, California The two-out production was the undoing
Next: TBA. Miami-Loyola of Chicago winner MIT 79, Middlebury 76
19. Clemson (23-9) did not play. Next: At Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho (17-15), 7 p.m. Ramapo 72, Franklin & Marshall 62 Alaska Anchorage 81, Humboldt State 73
Montana State Billings 75, UC San Diego 73
of starting pitcher Walker Ramsey (1-3),
UTSA (19-14) at Lamar (19-13), 7 p.m.
20. Saint Mary’s (28-5) did not play. Next:
Arizona-Buffalo winner vs. Kentucky-Davidson
winner Thursday’s Game
At Rock Island, Illinois
Wisconsin-Oshkosh 93, Emory 72 who threw 90 pitches in six innings. He al-
Louisiana-Monroe (16-15) at Austin Peay Regional Finals
21. Houston (26-7) lost to No. 8 Cincinnati
Sunday’s Games
At Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina (18-14), 7 p.m.
Augustana (Ill.) 86, John Carroll 78
At Platteville, Wisconsin Today’s Games lowed five unearned runs.
56-55. Next: TBA.
22. Nevada (27-7) did not play. Next:
Virginia-UMBC winner vs. Creighton-Kansas
State winner
College Basketball Whitman 65, Wisconsin-Stevens Point 55
Nebraska Wesleyan 79, Wisconsin-Platteville 78
Atlantic Region
At Richmond, Virginia
“Anytime you talk about how well you’re
TBA. At Bridgestone Arena, Invitational At Swarthmore, Pennsylvania Bowie State (22-9) vs. Indiana (Pa.) (28-3), hitting with two outs, especially with run-
23. Florida (20-12) did not play. Next: Nashville, Tennessee First Round Springfield 92, Hamilton 90 6 p.m.
TBA. Cincinnati-Georgia State winner vs. Tuesday’s Game Swarthmore 93, Plattsburgh State 63 Central Region ners in scoring position, can you stay calm,
24. Miami (22-9) did not play. Next: TBA. Nevada-Texas winner Eastern Washington (20-14) at Utah Valley
25. Rhode Island (25-7) lost to Davidson (22-10), 8 p.m. Quarterfinals At Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Augustana (S.D.) (29-3) vs. Central Missouri
poised, let it travel, and see what happens?
58-57. Next: TBA. Wednesday’s Games Saturday, March 10
At Philips Arena, Atlanta
Miami Univ. (16-17) at Campbell (16-15), 6 p.m. At Mahwah, New Jersey (26-3), 7 p.m. It’s the basics,” MSU interim coach Gary
Kentucky 77, Regional Semifinals
Thursday, March 22 Jacksonville State (21-12) at Canisius (21-11), Ramapo 68, MIT 66 East Region
Henderson said. “When you don’t do well
At Rock Island, Illinois At Easton, Massachusetts
No. 13 Tennessee 72 Virginia-UMBC—Creighton-Kansas State 6 p.m.
KENTUCKY (24-10): Knox 7-17 1-2 18, winner vs.
Davidson winner
Arizona-Buffalo—Kentucky- Texas Rio Grande Valley (15-17) at
New Orleans (15-16), 7 p.m.
Wisconsin-Oshkosh 95, Augustana (Ill.) 88, OT
At Platteville, Wisconsin
Stonehill (28-3) vs. Sciences (Pa.) (30-3),
6 p.m.
in baseball, it’s about the basics. It’s not
Richards 0-0 1-2 1, Washington 0-2 5-7 5,
Diallo 0-2 0-0 0, Gilgeous-Alexander 10-16 7-7 Cincinnati-Georgia State—Nevada- North Texas (15-17) at South Dakota (26-8),
7 p.m.
Nebraska Wesleyan 130, Whitman 97
At Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Midwest Region very complicated. Sometimes it’s not easy,
Texas winner vs. Tennessee-Wright State— At Ashland, Ohio
29, Gabriel 4-6 2-2 12, Killeya-Jones 1-2 0-0 2,
Green 3-5 4-4 10. Totals 25-50 20-24 77. Miami-Loyola of Chicago winner Colgate (19-13) at San Francisco (18-15), 9 p.m. Springfield 74, Swarthmore 62 Ashland (33-0) vs. Drury (31-2), 6 p.m. but it’s never complicated. It’s pretty simple
Mercer (18-14) at Grand Canyon (22-11), 9 p.m.
TENNESSEE (25-8): Schofield 7-15 4-5
22, Williams 5-9 5-5 15, Alexander 2-4 3-4 7, Regional Championship Central Arkansas (17-16) at Seattle (20-13), Semifinals South Region
At Jackson, Tennessee
stuff, and we did a lot better job of that in
9 p.m. At Salem (Va.) Civic Center
Bone 4-10 1-2 12, Bowden 1-9 1-2 3, Walker Saturday, March 24
Friday’s Games Union (Tenn.) (29-3) vs. Valdosta State (23-8), some areas today.”
0-0 0-0 0, Fulkerson 0-0 0-0 0, Pons 0-1 0-0 Semifinal winners NCAA Men’s Ramapo (25-6) vs. Wisconsin-Oshkosh 7 p.m.
0, Daniel 1-2 0-0 3, Turner 3-12 2-2 10. Totals (24-7), 4 p.m. Southeast Region Said Jordan, “Being comfortable, play-
23-62 16-20 72. MIDWEST REGIONAL Division II tournament
Halftime—Kentucky 36-31. 3-Point First Round First Round
Nebraska Wesleyan (28-3) vs. Springfield
(22-8), 6:30 p.m.
At Jefferson City, Tennessee
Carson-Newman (31-2) vs. North Georgia
ing with confidence as a team is the biggest
Goals—Kentucky 7-16 (Knox 3-7, Gilgeous-Al- Thursday’s Games Friday, March 9
exander 2-3, Gabriel 2-4, Green 0-1, Diallo 0-1), At PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh West Region Championship
(29-4), 6 p.m. thing, and it’s why we’re playing well. We
Rhode Island (25-7) vs. Oklahoma (18-13), South Central Region
Tennessee 10-27 (Schofield 4-9, Bone 3-4,
Turner 2-7, Daniel 1-2, Bowden 0-5). Fouled 11:15 a.m.
At Monmouth, Oregon
California Baptist 81, UC San Diego 67
Saturday’s Game
Semifinal winners, 5 p.m.
At Lubbick, Texas keep getting momentum and more momen-
Out—Bowden, Gabriel. Rebounds—Kentucky
32 (Knox, Gilgeous-Alexander 7), Tennessee
Duke (26-7) vs. Iona (20-13), 1:45 p.m.
At INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kansas
Azusa Pacific 69, Dixie State 65
St. Martin’s 66, Cal Poly Pomona 58 NAIA Men’s
Lubbock Christian (30-1) vs. West Texas A&M
(29-4), 7 p.m. tum, and hopefully we can work it into next
31 (Schofield 10). Assists—Kentucky 9 (Diallo,
Gilgeous-Alexander 3), Tennessee 14 (Bone,
Kansas (27-7) vs. Pennsylvania (24-8), 1 p.m.
Seton Hall (21-11) vs. North Carolina State
Western Oregon 73, Point Loma 66
Saturday, March 10 Division I tournament
West Region weekend.”
At Azusa, California
Turner 4). Total Fouls—Kentucky 19, Tennes- (21-11), 3:30 p.m. Atlantic Region At Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Alaska Anchorage (27-4) vs. Montana State The run support was enough for start-
see 21. A—18,973 (21,000). Friday’s Games At Petersburg, Virginia Missouri
Southeastern Conference At Little Caesars Arena, Detroit West Chester 82, Wheeling Jesuit 77 First Round
Billings (24-11), 9 p.m.
ing pitcher Jacob Billingsley (2-0) to collect
Michigan State (29-4) vs. Bucknell (25-9), East Stroudsburg 78, Gannon (22-9) 69 Wednesday’s Games NCAA Women’s the win, After Denver McQuary pitched
tournament 6:10 p.m. Virginia State 81, Virginia Union 76 William Carey (25-5) vs. Life (20-11), 9 a.m.
Division III tournament
At Scottrade Center, St. Louis
TCU (21-11) vs. Arizona State-Syracuse
winner, 8:40 p.m.
Shippenburg 98, West Liberty 66
Central Region
LSU Alexandria (25-7) vs. Lewis-Clark State
(23-9), 10:45 a.m. First Round the sixth, Cole Marsh, Zach Neff, and JP
First Round
Wednesday, March 7 At Viejas Arena, San Diego
Auburn (25-7) vs. College of Charleston (26-7),
At Maryville, Missouri
St. Cloud State 81, Southern Nazarene 68
Georgetown (Ky.) (25-6) vs. Central Baptist
(21-8), 1:15 p.m.
Friday, March 2
At Amherst, Massachusetts
France pitched three scoreless innings and
Georgia 78, Vanderbilt 62
South Carolina 85, Ole Miss 84 6:27 p.m.
Clemson (23-9) vs. New Mexico State (28-5),
Northern State 93, Washburn 73
Minnesota St.-Mankato 60,
Oklahoma City (23-8) vs. Xavier (La.) (24-8),
3 p.m.
Saint Joseph’s
Massachusetts-Boston 56
(Maine) 61, allowed two hits.
Second Round 8:57 p.m. Northwest Missouri State 50 LSU Shreveport (27-4) vs. Harris-Stowe State
(23-10), 4:45 p.m.
Amherst 61, Becker 12 “Jacob clearly wasn’t as efficient and
Southwest Minnesota State 81, At Montclair, New Jersey
Thursday, March 8
Alabama 71, Texas A&M 70 Second Round Missouri Southern State 77 Central Methodist (27-5) vs. Wayland Baptist Gettysburg 74, Albright 65 sharp as he’s been in the past,” Henderson
Saturday’s Games East Region (23-9), 6:30 p.m.
Georgia 62, Missouri 60
Mississippi State 80, LSU 77 At PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh At Syracuse, New York The Master’s (29-2) vs. Peru State (21-13),
Montclair State 90, Old Westbury 69
At Rochester, New York said. “For those guys, you go out there 10
8:15 p.m.
Arkansas 69, South Carolina 64 Duke-Iona winner vs. Rhode Island-Oklahoma
Merrimack 85, Bridgeport 70
Bloomfield 91, St. Thomas Aquinas 78 Westmont (24-7) vs. Dillard (20-9), 10 p.m.
Marymount (Va.) 58, MIT 54
Rochester (NY) 69, Stevens Tech 57
times you’re only going to be at your abso-
Friday, March 9
At INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kansas
Kansas-Pennsylvania winner vs. Seton Hall-
Le Moyne 75, Jefferson 57
St. Rose 83, St. Anselm 71
Thursday’s Games
Dalton State (24-8) vs. Cumberlands (Ky.)
At Ewing, New Jersey lute best three or four max, so for him to
RIT 76, New England 63
Alabama 81, Auburn 63 North Carolina State winner Midwest Region
At Big Rapids, Michigan
(21-9), 9 a.m.
Montana Western (25-7) vs. Southwestern
College of NJ 61, Hilbert 42 have one of those 70-percent outings and do
Kentucky 62, Georgia 49 Sunday’s Games At Holland, Michigan
Tennessee 62, Mississippi State 59 At Little Caesars Arena, Detroit Findlay 84, Drury 65 Assemblies (24-9), 10:45 a.m.
Carroll (Mont.) (27-5) vs. Lindsey Wilson Washington (Mo.) 75, Wheaton (Ill.) 57 what he did for us, I think was good.
Arkansas 80, Florida 72 Michigan State-Bucknell winner vs. TCU— Bellarmine 82, Truman 65
Arizona State-Syracuse winner Ferris State 75, Ohio Dominican 57 (23-8), 12:30 p.m.
Pikeville (28-4) vs. Langston (20-11), 2:15 p.m.
Hope 75, Cornell College 50
At Ashland, Virginia “We could’ve have brought him out for
Semifinals Lake Superior State 81, Hillsdale 67
Saturday, March 10
At Viejas Arena, San Diego
Auburn-College of Charleston winner vs. South Region Columbia (Mo.) (27-4) vs. Campbellsville Christopher Newport 63, Haverford 50
Randolph-Macon 67, Valley Forge 56
the sixth, but I wanted those other guys to
(23-9), 4 p.m.
Kentucky 86, Alabama 63
Tennessee 84, Arkansas 66
Clemson-New Mexico State winner At Atlanta
Texas Wesleyan vs. Graceland (Iowa) (24-10), At Crestview Hills, Kentucky pitch.”

Claflin 72, Clark Atlanta 61 Juniata 63, Piedmont 52
Barry 90, West Florida 73 5:45 p.m.
At CenturyLink Center Omaha, William Penn (27-4) vs. Science & Arts (Okla.) Thomas More 84, Oglethorpe 58
Championship Omaha, Nebraska Florida Southern 98, Morehouse 97, OT
Sunday’s Game (21-10), 7:30 p.m. At Whitewater, Wisconsin
Regional Semifinals Eckerd 85, Valdosta State 81
Kentucky 77, Tennessee 72 Southeast Region Hope International (25-5) vs. Our Lady of the Gustavus Adolphus 60, Rose-Hulman 52
Friday, March 23 Lake (21-11), 9:15 p.m. Wisconsin-Whitewater 81,
Kansas-Pennsylvania—Seton Hall-N.C. State At Harrogate, Tennessee
Conference USA winner vs. Auburn-College of Charleston— UNC Pembroke 75, Francis Marion 72 Sunday’s Women’s Wisconsin-Superior 46
At The Ford Center at The Star Clemson-New Mexico State winner Queens (NC) 90, Lees-McRae 69 At Scranton, Pennsylvania Continued from Page 1B
Frisco, Texas Duke-Iona—Rhode Island-Oklahoma winner Lincoln Memorial 90, King (Tenn.) 78 Major Scores Cabrini 65, Brooklyn 52
First Round
Wednesday, March 7
vs. Michigan State-Bucknell—TCU-Arizona Clayton State 75, Carson-Newman 69 EAST Scranton 64, Keuka 48
At Brunswick, Maine
interest. He said he traveled last Sunday to
South Central American U. 58, Navy 49
Southern Mississippi 69, FIU 68
State-Syracuse winner
At Canyon, Texas Princeton 63, Penn 34 FDU-Florham 70, Skidmore 66
Bowdoin 94, Husson 32
Biloxi to look around the area. He said he
UTSA 71, UTEP 58 Regis (Colo.) 87, Dallas Baptist 82 St. Francis (Pa.) 66, Robert Morris 56
Louisiana Tech 68, North Texas 60 Regional Championship
Sunday, March 25 Texas Permian Basin 87, SOUTH At Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania went to Perkinston on Monday to tour the
UAB 83, FAU 72 Emory and Henry 66, Roger Williams 55
Semifinal winners Arkansas-Fort Smith 69
West Texas A&M 79,
Florida Gulf Coast 68, Jacksonville 58
Liberty 60, UNC-Asheville 42 Messiah 64, Oberlin 54 campus. A week earlier, Earhart said he
Thursday, March 8 WEST REGIONAL Colorado School of Mines 65
Texas A&M-Commerce 78, Fort Lewis 62
Drake 75, N. Iowa 63
At Medford, Massachusetts
Ithaca 54, SUNY Geneseo 47 attended tryouts at the school, where he
First Round
Southern Miss. 71, Middle Tennessee 68, OT
Marshall 95, UTSA 81 Thursday’s Games
Second Round
Nicholls 69, Stephen F. Austin 65
Tufts 71, Westfield State 54
At Waverly, Iowa
worked out in seven-on-seven settings and
Old Dominion 62, Louisiana Tech 58
Western Kentucky 98, UAB 70
At INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kansas
Houston (26-7) vs. San Diego State (22-10), Saturday, March 10 UALR 54, Texas State 53 George Fox 79, Saint Benedict 63 in a full scrimmage. He said having team-
West Region Wartburg 86, Webster 45
6:20 p.m.
Michigan (28-7) vs. Montana (26-7), 8:50 p.m. At Monmouth, Oregon The AP Women’s At Bloomington, Illinois mate Xavier Harrison with him at the tryout
Friday, March 9 At Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho California Baptist 72, Azusa Pacific 68
Western Oregon 77, St. Martin’s 55
Top 25 Fared Trine 65, DePauw 50
Illinois Wesleyan 83, Marietta 77 helped him feel comfortable playing center
Marshall 85, Southern Miss. 75 Gonzaga (30-4) vs. UNC Greensboro (27-7), 1. UConn (32-0) beat Cincinnati 75-21; beat No.
Western Kentucky 57, Old Dominion 49 12:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games
Atlantic Region
19 South Florida 70-54. At Dallas
East Texas Baptist 65, Whitman 59
Ohio State (24-8) vs. South Dakota State 2. Baylor (31-1) beat No. 8 Texas 77-69.
Championship (28-6), 3 p.m. At Petersburg, Virginia
East Stroudsburg 90, West Chester 76
3. Louisville (32-2) did not play. Texas-Dallas 79, Trinity (Texas) 70 “They said they noticed I was very vocal
Saturday, March 10 At Saint Paul, Minnesota
Marshall 67, Western Kentucky 66
Friday’s Games
At Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina Shippensburg 77, Virginia State 58
4. Mississippi State (32-1) did not play.
5. Notre Dame (29-3) did not play. Chicago 70, Wisconsin Lutheran 46 from the start,” Earhart said. “There is a lot
Central Region St. Thomas (Minnesota) 81, Chapman 51
Southwestern Athletic Texas A&M (20-12) vs. Providence (21-13),
11:15 a.m.
At Maryville, Missouri
6. Oregon (30-4) did not play.
7. South Carolina (26-6) did not play. of pressure on me knowing Gulf Coast is a
St. Cloud State 68, Northern State 61
Conference tournament North Carolina (25-10) vs. Lipscomb (23-9),
1:45 p.m.
Minnesota State-Mankato 74,
8. Texas (26-6) lost to No. 2 Baylor 77-69.
9. UCLA (24-7) did not play.
Second Round
Saturday, March 3 very good soccer college in the state of Mis-
First Round
Tuesday, March 6 At Bridgestone Arena,
Southwest Minnesota State 70
East Region
10. Ohio State (27-6) did not play. At Amherst, Massachusetts
Amherst 53, St. Joseph’s (Maine) 47
sissippi. I just know I have to keep pushing
Nashville, Tennessee 11. Florida State (25-6) did not play.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 77, MVSU 73
Southern 62, Jackson State 60 Xavier (28-5) vs. North Carolina Central-Texas
At Syracuse, New York
Bloomfield 109, Merrimack 91
12. Tennessee (24-7) did not play. At Montclair, New Jersey myself to get better and better.”
13. Oregon State (23-7) did not play. Montclair State 70, Gettysburg 45
Texas Southern 90, Alabama State 76
Prairie View A&M 87, Alcorn State 71
Southern winner, 6:20 p.m.
Missouri (20-12) vs. Florida State (20-11),
Le Moyne 67, Saint Rose 63
Midwest Region
14. Texas A&M (24-9) did not play. At Rochester, New York New Hope (14-5) beat Corinth on penal-
8:50 p.m. At Big Rapids, Michigan
15. Stanford (22-10) did not play.
16. Missouri (24-7) did not play.
Rochester (NY) 53, Marymount (Va.) 42
At Ewing, New Jersey ty kicks in the first round of the Mississippi
At The Delmar Center, Houston Findlay 74, Bellarmine 73
Semifinals Second Round
Saturday’s Games
Ferris State 94, Lake Superior State 71
17. Maryland (25-7) did not play.
18. Georgia (25-6) did not play.
RIT 79, College of NJ 76
At Holland, Michigan
High School Activities Association (MH-
Friday, March 9
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 71, Southern 65 At INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kansas
South Region
At Atlanta
19. South Florida (26-7) beat UCF 74-59; lost to
No. 1 UConn 70-54.
Hope 85, Washington (Mo.) 69 SAA) Class 4A State tournament. It lost to
Michigan-Montana winner vs. Houston- At Ashland, Virginia
Texas Southern 88, Prairie View A&M 74
San Diego State winner
Barry 89, Claflin 64
Eckerd 90, Florida Southern 77
20. Duke (22-8) did not play. Christopher Newport 84, Randolph-Macon 58 Northeast Jones in the second round.
21. N.C. State (24-8) did not play. At Crestview Hills, Kentucky
Saturday, March 10
At Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho
Gonzaga-UNC Greensboro winner vs. Ohio
Southeast Region
At Harrogate, Tennessee
22. Green Bay (29-3) beat Youngstown State Thomas More 83, Juniata 50 Earhart, who was named The Dispatch’s
66-45; beat Wright State 62-44.
Texas Southern 84, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 67 State-South Dakota State winner
Sunday’s Games
Queens (NC) 75, UNC Pembroke 63 23. Belmont (31-3) did not play.
At Whitewater, Wisconsin
Gustavus Adolphus 74, Wisconsin-Whitewater 60
Prep Player of the Week in January follow-
Lincoln Memorial 87, Clayton State 61
NCAA Men’s tournament At Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North South Central
24. LSU (19-9) did not play.
25. Mercer (30-2) did not play.
At Scranton, Pennsylvania ing a 1-0 victory against Kosciusko and a
Carolina Scranton 55, Cabrini 46
Automatic Bids North Carolina-Lipscomb winner vs. Texas Texas
At Canyon, Texas
Permian Basin 130, Women’s At Brunswick, Maine 2-0 victory against Itawamba Agricultural
Arizona, Pacific-12 Conference A&M-Providence winner Bowdoin 79, FDU-Florham 57
Bucknell, Patriot League At Bridgestone Arena,
Regis (Colo.) 124, 4 OT
West Texas A&M 93, NCAA tournament At Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania High, was one of 10 seniors on the team.
Buffalo, Mid-American Conference
Cal State Fullerton, Big West Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
Xavier—N.C. Central-Texas Southern winner
Texas A&M-Commerce 70
Automatic Bids
Messiah 62, Emory and Henry 49
At Medford, Massachusetts He worked with classmates Harrison, Dan-
College of Charleston, Colonial Athletic
vs. Missouri-Florida State winner Regional Finals
Today’s Games
American, Patriot League
Baylor, Big 12 Conference
Tufts 61, Ithaca 39
At Waverly, Iowa
iel Bradley, and Dawson Vasser and junior
Davidson, Atlantic 10 Conference
Georgia State, Sun Belt Conference
At STAPLES Center, Los Angeles
Regional Semifinals
West Region Belmont, Ohio Valley Conference Wartburg 82, George Fox 58 Nate Pope to form a defense that Olsen said
At Monmouth, Oregon Boise State, Mountain West Conference At Bloomington, Illinois
Gonzaga, West Coast Conference
Iona, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Thursday, March 22 Western Oregon (31-1) vs. California Baptist Central Michigan, Mid-American Conference Trine 79, Illinois Wesleyan 70 was one of the strengths of the team.
Xavier-N.C. Central-Texas Southern— Cal State Northridge, Big West Conference At Dallas
Kansas, Big 12 Conference
Kentucky, Southeastern Conference
Missouri-Florida State winner vs.
(27-5), 9 p.m.
Tuesday’s Games DePaul, Big East Conference East Texas Baptist 64, Texas-Dallas 51 Olsen said he knew Earhart’s style of
LIU Brooklyn, Northeast Conference Gonzaga-UNC Greensboro—Ohio State-
South Dakota State winner
Atlantic Region
At Petersburg, Virginia
Drake, Missouri Valley Conference
Elon, Colonial Athletic Association
At Saint Paul, Minnesota
St. Thomas (Minn.) 68, Chicago 62
play and ability to read the ball would make
Lipscomb, Atlantic Sun Conference
Loyola of Chicago, Missouri Valley Conference North Carolina-Lipscomb—Texas A&M-
Providence winner vs. Michigan-Montana—
Shippensburg (25-7) vs. East Stroudsburg
(26-5), 6 p.m.
Florida Gulf Coast, Atlantic Sun Conference
George Washington, Atlantic 10 Conference Third Round
an impression when coaches saw him play.
Marshall, Conference USA
Michigan, Big Ten Conference Houston-San Diego State winner Central Region Gonzaga, West Coast Conference Friday, March 9 “I know the Gulf Coast coaches said
At Maryville, Missouri Grambling State, Southwestern Athletic At Amherst, Massachuetts
Montana, Big Sky Conference
Murray State, Ohio Valley Conference Regional Championship Minnesota State-Mankato (24-9) vs. St. Cloud Conference Rochester (NY) 59, RIT 55 what stood out to them was him being phys-
Saturday, March 24 State (25-8), 7 p.m.
N.C. Central, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
New Mexico State, Western Athletic Semifinal winners East Region
Green Bay, Horizon League
Liberty, Big South Conference
Amherst 51, Montclair State 40
At Holland, Michigan ical and his communication was big,” Olsen
Pennsylvania, Ivy League FINAL FOUR
At Syracuse, New York
Le Moyne (26-6) vs. Bloomfield (24-7), 6 p.m.
Little Rock, Sun Belt Conference
Louisville, Atlantic Coast Conference
Thomas More 75, Gustavus Adolphus 67
Hope 68, Christopher Newport 64
said. “They said he was talking on the field
Radford, Big South Conference At The Alamodome, San Antonio
National Semifinals
Midwest Region
At Big Rapids, Michigan
Maine, American East Conference At Scranton, Pennsylvania and the next thing they looked up and he
San Diego State, Mountain West Conference Mercer, Southern Conference Messiah 70, Tufts 39
South Dakota State, Summit League Saturday, March 31 Ferris State (34-1) vs. Findlay (28-4), 6 p.m.
South Region
Nicholls, Southland Conference Bowdoin 66, Scranton 54 was taking out their best player.”
Stephen F. Austin, Southland Conference South champion vs. West champion At Waverly, Iowa
Texas Southern, Southwestern Athletic East champion vs. Midwest champion At Atlanta
N.C. A&T, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Northern Colorado, Big Sky Conference East Texas Baptist 61, St. Thomas (Minn.) 58 Olsen said that effort isn’t surprising be-
Eckerd (26-6) vs. Barry (22-8), 6 p.m.
UMBC, America East Conference National Championship Southeast Region Ohio State, Big Ten Conference
Oregon, Pac-12 Conference
Wartburg 78, Trine 54 cause last season Earhart was the kind of
UNC-Greensboro, Southern Conference
Villanova, Big East Conference
Monday, April 2
Semifinal winners
At Harrogate, Tennessee
Lincoln Memorial (32-1) vs. Queens (NC) Princeton, Ivy League Quarterfinals
Saturday, March 10
player who wouldn’t come off the field. In
Quinnipiac, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Virginia, Atlantic Coast Conference
Wright State, Horizon League National Invitation
(30-3), 6 p.m.
South Central Saint Francis (Pa.), Northeast Conference At Amherst, Massachusetts fact, he said Earhart played in a match last
Amherst 62, Rochester 38
NCAA Men’s Tournament At Canyon, Texas
West Texas A&M (29-4) vs. Texas Permian
Seattle, Western Athletic Conference
South Carolina, Southeastern Conference At Holland, Michigan season after coming off a bout of mononu-
Division I tournament
First Round
Tuesday’s Games
Basin (27-5), 7 p.m. South Dakota State, Summit League
UConn, American Athletic Conference
Thomas More 72, Hope 57
At Scranton, Pennsylvania cleosis and have everything he had.
FIRST FOUR Wagner (23-9) at Baylor (18-14), 6 p.m. NCAA Men’s Western Kentucky, Conference USA Bowdoin 66, Messiah 48
At Waverly, Iowa
Earhart said he credits his father, Adam,
At UD Arena, Dayton, Ohio Northern Kentucky (22-9) at Louisville (20-13),
Tuesday’s Games 6 p.m. Division III tournament NCAA Women’s Wartburg 65, East Texas Baptist 61 for helping to instill that determination in
LIU Brooklyn (18-16) vs. Radford (22-12), Vermont (27-7) at Middle Tennessee (24-7), First Round
5:40 p.m. 7 p.m. Friday, March 2 Division II tournament Semifinals him. He said his father coached his broth-
Boston College (19-15) at Western Kentucky At Williamstown, Massachusetts First Round
St. Bonaventure (25-7) vs. UCLA (21-11),
8:10 p.m. (24-10), 7 p.m. Ramapo 86, Moravian 61 Friday, March 9
At Rochester, Minnesota
Friday’s Games ers, J.D. and Parker, and worked with him
Atlantic Region
Wednesday’s Games
North Carolina Central (19-15) vs.
Florida Gulf Coast (23-11) at Oklahoma State
(19-14), 8 p.m.
Williams 56, Bridgewater State 45
At Newport News, Virginia At Richmond, Virginia
Amherst (31-0) vs. Thomas More (30-1), 5 p.m.
Bowdoin (28-2) vs. Wartburg (31-0), 7:30 p.m.
in soccer growing up. Earhart said he is
Texas Southern (15-19), 5:40 p.m.
Arizona State (20-11) vs. Syracuse (20-13),
Hampton (19-15) at Notre Dame (20-14), 8 p.m.
Rider (22-9) at Oregon (22-12), 9 p.m.
Franklin & Marshall 73, Emory & Henry 59
Christopher Newport 68, Lancaster Bible 65
Indiana (Pa.) 90, California (Pa.) 65
Glenville State 118, West Chester 87 looking forward to the opportunity to move
8:10 p.m. SE Louisiana (22-11) at Saint Mary’s (28-5),
9 p.m.
At Windham, Connecticut
Middlebury 83, Lebanon Valley 63
Bowie State 63, Virginia Union 56
Edinboro 80, Virginia State 55
Saturday’s Game into center back as a freshman in college.
Semifinals winners, 7:30 p.m.
EAST REGIONAL UNC Asheville (21-12) at Southern Cal (23-11), Eastern Connecticut St. 75, Central Region He doesn’t anticipate growing several inch-
First Round 10 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games
Johnson & Wales (RI) 59
At Baltimore
At Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Fort Hays State 78, Southwestern Oklahoma
NAIA Division I Women’s es or gaining 15 or 20 pounds. One thing
Thursday’s Games
At PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh Harvard (18-13) at Marquette (19-13), 6 p.m. MIT 81, Brockport 67 75
Central Missouri 66,
tournament he knows won’t change is the attitude he
Villanova (30-4) vs. LIU Brooklyn-Radford Louisiana-Lafayette (27-6) at LSU (17-14), Johns Hopkins 52, La Roche 39 At Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark,
Minnesota State Moorhead 49
winner, 5:50 p.m.
Virginia Tech (21-11) vs. Alabama (19-15),
6 p.m.
Temple (17-15) at Penn State (21-13), 7 p.m.
At Springfield, Ohio
Wis.-Oshkosh 74, Marietta 67 Augustana (S.D.) 75, Lindenwood 45
Billings, Montana
First Round brings to the field. Earhart is confident that
8:20 p.m.
At American Airlines Center, Dallas
Nebraska (22-10) at Mississippi State (22-11),
8 p.m.
Wittenberg 91, Misericordia 61
At Atlanta
Northern State 76, Arkansas Tech 65
East Region
Wednesday’s Games
Columbia (Mo.) vs. Benedicitne (Kan.),
drive and mentality to be the best will serve
Texas Tech (24-9) vs. Stephen F. Austin UC Davis (22-10) at Utah (19-11), 8 p.m.
BYU (24-10) at Stanford (18-15), 9 p.m.
LeTourneau 85, Hanover 77
Emory 91, Berry 72
At Easton, Massachusetts
Sciences (Pa.) 61, LIU Post 50
9:30 a.m.
LSU Shreveport vs. Menlo (Calif.), 11:15 p.m.
him well at the next level.
(28-6), 6:27 p.m.
Florida (20-12) vs. St. Bonaventure-UCLA Boise State (23-8) at Washington (20-12), At Rock Island, Illinois Bentley 71, Jefferson 66
Stonehill 70, Southern Connecticut 45
Campbellsville (Ky.) vs. Faulkner (Ala.), 1 p.m. “My parents really raised me well,” Ear-
winner, 8:57 p.m. 9 p.m. Hope 93, Augsburg 91 Montana Western vs. Dillard (La.), 2:45 p.m.
Friday’s Games Augustana (Ill.) 123, Greenville 11 St. Thomas Aquinas 61, Caldwell 45 Freed-Hardeman vs. The Master’s (Calif.), hart said. “I guess once my coach (coach
Second Round At University Heights, Ohio Midwest Region 5 p.m.
At Little Caesars Arena, Detroit
Purdue (28-6) vs. Cal State Fullerton (20-11), March 16-19 Wooster 72, Illinois Wesleyan 68 At Ashland, Ohio Central Methodist vs. Arizona Christian, Watson) put me in the center back and I
Lewis 72, Southern Indiana 64
11:40 a.m.
Arkansas (23-11) vs. Butler (20-13), 2:10 p.m.
Hampton-Notre Dame winner vs. Temple-Penn
State winner
John Carroll 95, Thomas More 72
At Walla Walla, Washington Drury 76, Findlay 72
6:45 p.m.
Science & Arts (Okla.) vs. Rocky Mountain, was a captain my sophomore year it real-
At Viejas Arena, San Diego
Wichita State (25-7) vs. Marshall (24-10),
Rider-Oregon winner vs. Harvard-Marquette
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 83, Whitworth 82
Whitman 87, Schreiner 77
Ashland 104, Hillsdale 82
Grand Valley State 75, Michigan Tech 54
9 p.m.
Lindsey Wilson vs. Martin Methodist,
ly helped me progress and I excelled with
12:30 p.m. Wagner-Baylor winner vs. Nebraska-
Mississippi State winner
At Collegeville, Minnesota
Wis.-Stevens Point 72, North Central 55
South Region
At Jackson, Tennessee
10:45 p.m.
Thursday’s Games
what I was doing.
West Virginia (24-10) vs. Murray State (26-5),
3 p.m. Vermont-Middle Tennessee winner vs. Bethany Lutheran 102, Saint John’s (Minn.) 92 Lee 66, North Alabama 64
Valdosta State 63, Florida Southern 60
Our Lady of the Lake vs. Loyola (La.), 10 a.m. “You just have to know there are people
Northern Kentucky-Louisville winner At St. Louis Westmont vs. Cumberland (Tenn.), 11:45 p.m.
Second Round UNC Asheville-Southern Cal winner vs. Boston Nebraska Wesleyan 94, Maryville (Tenn.) 70 Union (Tenn.) 94, Clark Atlanta 50 MidAmerica Nazarene vs. who are a lot better than you. You just have
College-Western Kentucky winner Aurora 82, Washington (Mo.) 80 Embry-Riddle 57, Eckerd 54 Lindenwood-Belleville, 1:30 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
At PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh BYU-Stanford winner vs. Florida Gulf At Platteville, Wisconsin Southeast Region Oklahoma City vs. Providence (Mont.), to keep trying harder and harder and act
At Jefferson City, Tennessee
Villanova—LIU Brooklyn-Radford winner vs.
Virginia Tech-Alabama winner
Coast-Oklahoma State winner
SE Louisiana-Saint Mary’s winner vs. Boise
St. Olaf 88, Sul Ross State 75
Wis.-Platteville 91, Monmouth (Ill.) 76 North Georgia 81, Barton 76
3:15 p.m.
Wayland Baptist vs. Lyon, 5:30 p.m. like they are just like you.”
At American Airlines Center, Dallas
Texas Tech-Stephen F. Austin winner vs.
State-Washington winner
Louisiana-Lafayette--LSU winner vs.
At Middletown, Connecticut
Swarthmore 90, New England College 63
Wingate 90, Columbus State 79, OT
Carson-Newman 70, Anderson (S.C.) 62
Shawnee State vs. Grand View, 7:15 p.m.
Carroll (Mont.) vs. William Penn, 9 p.m.
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4B MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018 The Dispatch •
Strong starting pitching helps MSU record four victories in five games
BY BRET T HUDSON staff,” MSU left-hander Konnor pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings Position battles update “(MSU assistant coach Jake Gautreau) told me he wants me to play defense, but right now
Pilkington said Friday after he before Neff recorded two outs MSU’s lineup is beginning to take form.
we’re playing good, and I told him we’re playing
went seven scoreless innings in four pitches. Freshmen Josh Hatcher, Justin Foscue, Rowdey
good so we don’t need to change anything,” Al-
STARKVILLE — Jacob Left-hander Ethan Small
Jordan, and Tanner Allen appear to give the Bulldogs
and allowed three hits and the answers they need at first base, third base, left len said. “If I can help us win hitting and sitting,
Billingsley didn’t have his best playing third, first, left, put me behind the plate if
struck out 12. “Those starters followed Pilkington with six field, and designated hitter, respectively. Allen had
stuff Sunday, but he soldiered it helps us win.”
are just working, day in and day innings and 10 strikeouts. He two hits each in the last two games against Utah Val-
The other positions lacking solidified answers
through to give the Mississippi ley. Jordan had a pivotal grand slam Wednesday in a
out. We toss every day. We take allowed three hits, two runs, are catcher and right field. The catching rotation
State baseball team five innings victory against New Mexico State. He followed that
between Dustin Skelton and Marshall Gilbert re-
a responsibility on ourselves. and a walk. Billingsley gave up with a three-run home run Sunday.
of one-run ball. mains intact. In right field, Tanner Poole started
It’s all the little things we go four hits and a walk and struck “Certainly Rowdey is doing a good job in left
The effort was more than field,” Henderson said. “Josh is doing well at first
Tuesday and the second Friday game. Elijah Mac-
enough to satisfy Gary Hender- through, and it’s really transfer- out four to drop his earned run Namee started Wednesday and Hunter Vansau
and Tanner Allen gives us as good at-bats as
son, MSU’s pitching coach and ring on the mound.” average (ERA) to 2.89. we’ve got.
started the first game Friday game and Sunday.
“They’re all in the mix,” Henderson said.
interim head coach. Cole Marsh and Zach Neff “I think they’re showing “Justin at third base, you guys saw the game
The effort completed a week opened the week with quali- they’re continuing to get bet- speed up a little bit for him. He looked like a fresh- Up next
man this weekend for the first time this year — did MSU will play its final non-conference game
of solid starting pitching that ty starts in midweek games ter,” Henderson said. “You have not look like that before — but he’s a good player. before the start of Southeastern Conference ac-
helped the Bulldogs (10-6) win against New Mexico State. to prove it every time out, but Good defensive play almost all the time with him.” tion at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday against Southeast-
four of five games. Billingsley’s Marsh threw five innings and they’re getting better. They’re Among qualified batters (those with at least ern Louisiana at Biloxi’s MGM Park. Southeastern
25 at-bats), Hatcher leads the team with a .351 Louisiana already has victories against Louisiana
five innings of one-ball set the Neff threw six. Neff didn’t allow showing command of their sec- batting average and three home runs. Allen is Lafayette, Connecticut, LSU, and Tulane.
stage for MSU’s 5-3 victory at a run and Marsh allowed one. ondary pitches. They’re throw- hitting .333, while Jordan has 11 RBIs, which is Henderson hasn’t named a starting pitcher
Dudy Noble Field. They combined to allow five ing in and out and, for the most tied for the team lead. Foscue has struck out only for the game, but he said Marsh, Neff, Denver
hits and strike out 11. part, they did a good job of mak- three times in 48 at-bats. McQuary, JP France, Keegan James, and Cole
“The first pitch strike has Allen has done it all at designated hitter, an Gordon are candidates.
been pretty big for us. That’s Both of them entered Sun- ing pitches when they need to adjustment he had to make after starting five Follow Dispatch sports writer Brett Hudson
what’s been working for us as a day’s game in relief. Marsh make pitches.” times at third base. on Twitter @Brett_Hudson

Comics & Puzzles
Dear Abby
EAR ABBY: that it was never daughter about underage
My 15-year- acknowledged. drinking and the consequenc-
old daugh- Penny’s parents es that will follow if you find
ter, “Jenny,” went have been out it happens again.
to a sleepover known to be DEAR ABBY: A couple of
with her two best dramatic in past years ago, I ran into “John,”
friends from dealings with an old friend who was going
school last Fri- other students through a divorce. We began
day, “Penny” and and parents. a wonderful relationship,
“Ginger.” Penny’s Will you advise although he was having a hard
parents went out me on what I time emotionally. I was John’s
and left the girls should do? I feel confidante and best friend.
ZITS alone. They drank
some beer. Jenny
I should let it go
and let Jenny fig-
About six months after the
divorce was final, his ex-wife
and Ginger were ure out how she found out he was with me.
sober, but Penny should choose She decided she wanted him
also drank some her friends. She back, and he reconciled with
hard liquor and
Dear Abby has ditched her.
got very drunk. I a friend who John and I still talk, and
found out about it the follow- wasn’t a good influence on since then they have broken
ing Monday after Penny texted her without us forcing her to. up three or four additional
my daughter and Ginger to tell — JENNY’S MOM IN CANADA times. I want him back, but
them how upset and disap- DEAR MOM: There is only if she’s completely out
pointed her parents were and plenty of blame to go around. of the picture. She’s a master
that they were demanding Penny’s parents shouldn’t manipulator and uses their
letters of apology from all have left three teenagers adult kids and grandchildren
three girls. alone with liquor available. to control him. How can I get
GARFIELD I thought it was over the
top, but realized Jenny was in
While I can’t blame them for
being upset after coming
it through John’s head that if
he stands his ground, she will
the wrong. That same day Jen- home and finding their daugh- go away and find someone
ny wrote them an email with a ter smashed and the other else? — STAYING WITH IT IN
heartfelt apology for disre- two “tiddly,” they were wrong OHIO
specting everyone by drinking to expect Jenny and Ginger to DEAR STAYING: If you think
in their house, for drinking have prevented their daughter John’s wife (ex?) will ever be
their beer without permission from misbehaving. completely out of the picture,
and for allowing their daughter I do not agree that asking you are mistaken. She will
to get drunk (not being a true for a written apology was always be there in some ca-
friend and trying harder to over the top. And under the pacity because of the children
stop her). circumstances, I don’t think and grandchildren. If you can’t
Now, the fifth day after the your daughter’s letter needed accept that fact, you should
email was confirmed received, acknowledgment. Let it go, end the relationship before
my daughter is disappointed with a firm lecture to your you waste any more time.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (March who is most enriched by listen- mentum these days — though
12). An escape will feel like par- ing is the listener. you are afraid to mention it,
adise. What a memorable start TAURUS (April 20-May 20). as those who talk about their
to the solar return. Create a It’s easy to get complacent good fortune have a tendency
channel in which excess flows to in dealing with people who to jinx it.
the needy. This will be the game are extremely familiar. Resist LEO (July 23-Aug. 22).
changer that begins a wave of this tendency as a matter of Businesspeople realize that not
good luck. Relationships take a respect. Respect is the basis everyone is going to buy their
starring role over the next three for all good relationships. product. But with a certain rate
months. Key alliances lead to GEMINI (May 21-June 21). of return from a percentage
social and financial wins. Libra Your quick wit, your sense of of the people, a profit can be
and Sagittarius adore you. Your good manners and your past made. Expect to win some and
BABY BLUES lucky numbers are: 4, 22, 28, training will come to your aid lose some. Play the numbers.
18 and 45. in today’s challenge. If you get VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
ARIES (March 21-April 19). stuck, just pick up on the mood While many are reacting to life,
Some mistakenly believe that and remarks of the people in you’ll think differently, think
listening enriches others more the room and carry on in the ahead, think of the offense.
than themselves. It’s why they same vein. People will appreciate how
are hesitant to open the ears CANCER (June 22-July 22). difficult it is to be proactive —
and shut the lips. Truly, the one Your life has a real sense of mo- to initiate, innovate and create
where there was nothing before.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
What looks like a rather com-
plicated problem also happens
to be the opening to a series of
truly magnificent opportunities
— but only because it’s your
BEETLE BAILEY choice to see it as such.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
21). The mob boss John Gotti
claimed, “I never lie, because I
don’t fear anyone. You only lie
when you’re afraid.” Whether
or not that’s true, you may be
surprised at the boldly honest
things expressed today.
21). Represented by the Archer,
you are immensely satisfied
when you’re able to hit your
target. Without a target, you rob
yourself of this satisfaction. So
MALLARD FILMORE if there’s no apparent goal now,
set one just for the fun of it.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19). You’re ready to teach, and
they’re ready to learn. The read-
iness will help learning happen
easily and quickly. As for the
unready — let them watch and
get inspired.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18). The gods of commerce
favor you now, and you will buy
and/or sell with alacrity. Even
if you don’t know what you’re
doing, jump into the game with
FAMILY CIRCUS a low ante, and have some fun.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20). Children fantasize about
being grown up, but grown-ups
usually don’t revel in adult-
hood to the extent that their
childhood selves imagined they
would. Today brings another
example of freedom turning into

Square accounts
please contact Plan
House at 662-407- The Dispatch
N. MONDAY, March 12, 2018 5B
0193. For questions re- ANDREWS, DECEASED
lated to the contract
documents contact the NO. 2018-0037

office of Pritchard Engin-
eering, Inc at (662) NOTICE TO CREDITORS
324-2205, 100 Miley
Road, Starkville, Missis- WHEREAS, the Last Will
sippi 39759. No partial
sets of drawings of
and Testament of
Wylodine N. Andrews, Phone: 662.328.2424
project manuals will be
deceased, was admit-
ted to probate by order
of the Chancery Court of
Proposal shall be sub-
mitted on Bid Forms
Lowndes County, Mis-
sissippi, in Cause No.
provided with the spe-
cifications. Bids may be
2018-0037, appointing
the undersigned Substi- P.O. Box 511 • 516 Main Street
submitted in person, or
for those interested,
bids can be electronic-
tute Executor, and Let-
ters Testamentary hav-
ing been issued to him
Columbus, MS 39701
ally submitted at on February 21, 2018;

www.pritchardengineer- and under the
subjectpage. No oral,
to change.)
telegraphic, telephonic, 4 Lines/6 Days ...................
Admitting Will to$19.20Pro- 6 Days ...................................... $12.00 4 Lines/1 Day..................$9.20
or e-mail proposals will
4 Lines/12 Days
bate was entered on the
................. $31.20 12 Days.................................... $18.00 4 Lines/3 Days..............$18.00
For Placing/Canceling Classifiedbe considered. For
Line Ads: February 20, 2018, by
Over 6 lines is $1 per additional line.
sealed bids, the cur- 4 Lines/26 Daysthe .................
Chancery Court $46.80
Price includes 2 FREE Garage Sale
Sunday Paper Deadline STATEisOF Thursday
P.M. Certificate of Re- Lowndes County, Mis- Six lines or less, consecutive days.
OKTIBBEHA COUNTY sponsibility Number of Rate applies to commercial operations
sissippi, admitting said signs. RAIN GUARANTEE: If it
Monday Paper Deadline is Friday 12:00 P.M.
the bidder shall appear and merchandise Last Willoverand$1,000.
Rate applies to private party ads of non-commer-
Tuesday Paper Deadline is Monday
on the outside of each ment to probate; cial nature for merchandise under $1,000. Must rains the day of your sale, we will
Wednesday Paper Deadline BIDS is Tuesday 12:00sealedP.M. envelope con- Call 328-2424 for rates on include price in ad. 1 ITEM PER AD. re-run you ad the next week FREE!
taining a proposal, said THEREFORE,
additional lines. notice is No pets, firewood, etc. You must call to request free re-run.
Thursday Paper Deadline COUNTYisROADS Wednesday
AND 12:00 P.M.
envelope being plainly hereby given to all per-
Friday Paper Deadline BRIDGEis Thursday
IMPROVE- 12:00marked P.M. Bid for Oktib- sons having claims
OKTIBBEHAbe submitted
prior to first publication
beha County Roads and
COUNTY, 3 Bridge
Advertisements must be paid for in advance.
against said estate to
present the same to the
Clerk of this Court for

Sealed or electronic
ally, please include this
information on a cover You may cancel at any time during regular business hours and receive a refund for days not published.
probate and registra-
tion according to law;
• Please read your ad onbids thewill
firstbeday of publication.
received by page with We your
accept bid sub- within ninety (90) days
responsibility only forthe
first incorrect
of Super- insertion.
mission. from the first publica-
• The Publisher assumesvisors
omission of copy. Liability
of Oktibbeha
no financial responsibility for errors nor for
shall not exceed Each
at the costBidofmust
that be ac-
portion of
FREE SERVICES tion of this notice, or
These ads are taken by fax, e-mail or in person at our office. Ads will not be take by telephone.
they will be forever
companied by a bid barred.
Bargain Column Free Pets
the Oktibbeha County
space occupied by such error.
House, 108 East bond/security deposit
• All questions regarding
Mainclassified ads currently
Street Starkville, or running
certified checkshould be
in an This the 21st Adday mustof fit in 4 lines Up to 4 lines, runs for 6 days.
(approximately 20 characters per line) and will run for 3 days.
Lost & Found
directed to the Classified Department.
Mississippi 39759 un- amount equal to 5% of February, 2018
• All ads are subject to the approval
til 10:00 A.M. of
Tuesday, the The
this paper. bid, Commercial
ibbeha or
payable to Okt-
County as bid For items $100 or less ONLY. G.
s/Christian More than one item may be in
Up to 6 lines, ad will run for 6 days.
Dispatch reserves the April
right3rd to for construc-
reject, revise, classify cancel any
advertising at any time.tion on Oktibbeha
County Roads and
security. In the event
that an electronic bid is same ad, but prices Substitute
may not total
Christian G. Heinkel,
Executorover $100, no relists.
Bridge Improvements at submitted, a copy of the
Legal Notices 0010 which time 0010
Legal Notices they will be bid
Legalbond must
Notices 0010be in- Legal Notices 0010 Prepared
Legal Noticesby:
0010 Lawn Care / Landscaping Tree Services 1860 General Help Wanted 3200 Bargain Column 4180
publicly opened and cluded with the submis- 1470
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI read aloud. sion. If submitting elec- IN THE CHANCERY J. Gordon Flowers, MSB A&T Tree Service LOCAL FIRE Protection 2-5 gal. butane tanks
OKTIBBEHA COUNTY tronically, a hard copy of COURT OF LOWNDES #5378 AFFORDABLE Bucket truck & stump Company looking for $20/ea. King size head
BID A: Furnish and in- all bid documents must COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI Brunini Grantham Grow- LAWNCARE removal. Free est. PART TIME Shop Tech. board for $50.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR stall soil-cement base be provided within 3 er & Hewes, PLLC For a free estimate: Serving Columbus Call 662-352-1440.
BIDS stabilization for county business days if reques- IN THE MATTER OF THE P.O. Box 7520 Call 662-425-6505. since 1987. Senior Are you retired and
roadways in accord- ted after the bid open- ESTATE OF Columbus, MS 39705 Mowing, weed eating, citizen disc. Call Alvin @ bored, good with yours HEAVY DUTY Wide Bed-
ROADWAY REPAIR AND ance with Section S- ing. MARK ALLEN BISHOP, 662-574-0302 edging, shrubs trimmed, 242-0324/241-4447 hands, looking for a side Commode, still has
RESURFACING 308-A and S-308-B of DECEASED clean up, & mulching. "We'll go out on a limb little extra money, tags, $25. Four prong
BEL AIR SUBDIVISION the Standard Specifica- Orlando Trainer, Presid- for you!" maybe a part-time job cane, $10.
OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, tions for State-Aid Road ent CAUSE NO. 2018-0027 Publish: February 26, working in our shop Excellent condition.
MISSISSIPPI and Bridge Construc- Oktibbeha County Board March 5 and March 12, J&A TREE REMOVAL repairing extinguishers? 662-251-6494.
tion, latest edition. Ap- of Supervisors DARLENA THOMPSON 2018 JESSE & BEVERLY'S
LAWN SERVICE. Mow- Work from a bucket
Sealed or electronic plication rate is 39.71 ADMINISTRATRIX truck. Insured/bonded. Hours: 8am until work is
bids will be received by pounds per square yard Publish Dates: March ing, cleanup, landscap- completed. HEAVY DUTY wide
the Board of Super- for 8-inch incorporation 12, 2018 and March NOTICE TO CREDITORS Building & Remodeling 1120 ing, sodding, & tree cut- Call Jimmy for a free es- wheelchair w/ leg
ting. 356-6525. timate 662-386-6286.
visors of Oktibbeha depth over 22 feet road- 19, 2018 May not work everyday. extensions, $50.
County, Mississippi at way width. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI Tom Hatcher, LLC No experience neces- Heavy duty rolling walk-
the Oktibbeha County STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF LOWNDES Custom Construction, General Help Wanted 3200 sary, will train. er, $15. Excellent condi-
Court House, 108 East Bids shall be based on OKTIBBEHA COUNTY Letters Testamentary Restoration, Remodel- Painting & Papering 1620 tion. 662-251-6494.
Main Street Starkville, a rate per mile and shall have been granted and ing, Repair, Insurance THE TOWN of Artesia is Please apply at:
ADVERTISEMENT FOR claims. 662-364-1769. CLIFF'S PAINTING. Cliff looking for a certified
Mississippi 39759 un- include all materials issued to the under- Baswell. Free estim- Columbus Fire Service INSIDE DOOR w/ frame
Licensed & Bonded Meter Reader to read
til 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, and labor necessary to BIDS signed upon the Estate ates. Interior/Exterior 203 Tuscaloosa Rd. for $25. 3-Heavy duty
April 3rd for construc- complete the work. of LOIS BRUMLEY, de- water meters. Must Columbus, MS
FATE DOUGLAS ROAD work. 30 years experi- have own transporta- rod & reels for $60 ea.
tion of roadway repair ceased, by the Chan- ence. Many references. tion and liability insur- Between 8:30a - 4:00p Call 662-352-1440.
and resurfacing in Bel BID B: Furnish and in- OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, cery Court of Lowndes W S CONSTRUCTION NO PHONE CALLS
662-327-9079. ance. Will be contract
Air Subdivision at which stall double bituminous MISSISSIPPI County, Mississippi, on Building, remodeling, 662-386-0006. PLEASE
time they will be pub- surface treatment for this the 6th day of metal roofing, painting labor. Must submit a Garage Sales: East 4510
licly opened and read county roadways in ac- Sealed or electronic March, A.D., 2018. This & all home repairs. written bid by March 22,
bids will be received by is to give notice to all 662-242-3471 2018. Your Bid can mail 3470 HWY 69 S. MOV-
aloud. cordance with Section
the Board of Super- SULLIVAN'S PAINT to: P.O. Box 277 ING SALE! Sat & Sun,
S-410 of the Standard persons having claims
Artesia, MS 39736. 7 until. Furn, decor,
Items of work include Specifications for State- visors of Oktibbeha against said estate to General Services 1360
County, Mississippi at Certified in lead h/h, lawn & more!
new pipe installation(s), Aid Road and Bridge Probate and Register
base repairs, roadway Construction, latest edi- the Oktibbeha County same with the Chan- removal. Offering spe- CONTRACTOR SEEKING TECH MANAGER
Court House, 108 East DUMP TRUCK Hauling cial prices on interior & experienced carpenter. *3-5 min IT experience. General Merchandise 4600
reconstruction, asphalt tion. Application rate is cery Clerk of Lowndes Slag, Gravel, Clay Dirt,
leveling, and double bi- 100.0 gallons CRS-2P Main Street Starkville, County, Mississippi, exterior painting, pres- Please call: *Degree Preferred but
Mississippi 39759 un- Grating Driveways & sure washing & sheet not required. DRAFTING TABLE, stu-
tuminous surface treat- and 5.68 tons #57 within ninety (90) days Trailer Parks. 5 yard In- 662-570-9464 for info.
ment on approximately stone per station for til 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, from the date of the rock repairs. *Full Benefits Package dio style with Lamp &
ternational Truck holds available.
3.18 miles of existing Mat Coat and 90.0 gal- April 3rd for construc- first publication of this 5 tons. $175/load in
Free Estimates
Do You Like To Sew?
Roller Chair included.
roadway(s). lons CRS-2P and 3.79 tion on Fate Douglas Notice. A failure to so Call 435-6528 Email resume to: Like new, barely used.
Road at which time they Columbus. Call Walter, Come see us at Colum- $400. 662-352-9318.
tons #7 stone per sta- Probate and Register 662-251-8664 bus Vacuum & Sewing
Proposals shall be good tion for Seal Coat. will be publicly opened said claim will forever
for a period of 45 day and read aloud. bar the same.
Sitting With The Sick / Elderly Center. Must have a de- General Help Wanted 3200
sire to help people and
from date of signing. Bids shall be based on 1780 be willing to learn. Train-
a rate per mile and shall Items of work include This the 8th day of MUSIC LESSONS
ing available. Must have
Plans and specifica- include all materials new pipe installation(s), March, 2018. Guitar, Bass & Theory: I AM A CAREGIVER. reliable transportation The Dispatch is looking for an
and labor necessary to clearing of right-of-way, $25 per hour Affordable, Trustworthy,
tions are being made
available via paper or di- complete the work. provision of granular
material, soil-cement
DARLENA THOMPSON, Chords, Scales, Modes
& more! Call Jimbo @
and be a non-smoker
Reliable, Dependable. with neat appearance. ADVERTISING
gital copy. Plan Holders
are required to log-in or BID C: Furnish and in- stabilization and double
Personal Care &
Light house-keeping.
Calls taken 3-5pm for
interviews, 662-327-
stall hot mix asphalt bituminous surface If no answer leave 20+ years of exp. The ideal candidate is a motivated
register for an account PUBLISH: 3/12, 3/19, voicemail or text. 7420 or email work his-
to view or order bid doc- paving for county road- treatment on approxim- & 3/26/2018 Call 662-570-2208. tory to: hardensvac self-starter with excellent communication and
uments at ways in accordance with ately 1.58 miles of ex-
www.pritchardengineer- Section S-403 of the isting gravel roadway. The following vehicles organizational skills, a strong work ethic and Bid docu- Standard Specifications have been abandoned RETAINER WALL, drive- Stump Removal 1790 the ability to relate to a wide range of people.
for State-Aid Road and Proposals shall be good at Marty's Service Cen- way, foundation, con- FULL TIME Garden Cen-
ments are non-refund- Sales experience preferred, but not required.
Bridge Construction, for a period of 45 day ter. 1233 Gardner Blvd, crete/riff raft drainage ter employee. Experi-
able and must be pur-
latest edition. Material from date of signing. Columbus, MS. work, remodeling, base- ence/plant knowledge Full-time position includes insurance benefits,
chased through the
shall be a surface ment foundation, re- helpful, will train.
website. Questions re- competitive pay, paid personal leave and
Plans and specifica- 2007 CHRYSLER pairs, small dump truck Send Name, Address,
garding website registra- course meeting MDOT
tion and online orders specifications for MT- tions are being made SEBRING hauling (5-6 yd) load & Phone Number, & opportunity for advancement. Come join our
available via paper or di- VIN# demolition/lot cleaning. Interest/Experience to:
please contact Plan 9.5 or SC-1
gital copy. Plan Holders 1C3LC46K97N552473 Burr Masonry Blind Box 647 c/o The creative, award-winning staff.
House at 662-407-
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rate per ton and shall register for an account 2006 HONDA ACCORD SERVICE PO Box 511
lated to the contract
documents contact the include all materials to view or order bid doc- VIN# GET 'ER DONE! Columbus, MS 39703. Beth Proffitt at
office of Pritchard Engin- and labor necessary to uments at 3HGCM564X6G710036 WORK WANTED: We can grind all your 516 Main Street, Columbus or
eering, Inc at (662) complete the work. www.pritchardengineer- Licensed & Bonded-car- stumps. Hard to reach ROSES DAY SPA
324-2205, 100 Miley Bid docu- 1996 TOYOTA COROLLA pentry, painting, & de- places, blown over Licensed Nail Tech for
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sippi 39759. No partial stall HP-10x42 piles in able and must be pur- 1NXBB02E4TZ409140 bush hogging, clean-up yards, pastures. Free Shellacs. Will train when
sets of drawings of accordance with Sec- chased through the work, pressure washing, estimates. You find it, licensed. Good pay.
project manuals will be tion S-803 of the Stand- website. Questions re- 2003 FORD EXPLORER moving help & furniture we'll grind it! 662-327-7718,
issued. ard Specifications for garding website registra- VIN# repair. 662-242-3608 662-361-8379 ask for Logan.
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the bid, payable to Okt- eering, Inc at (662) marked Bid for Fate
ibbeha County as bid 324-2205, 100 Miley Douglas Road. If sub- NOTICE TO CREDITORS
security. In the event Road, Starkville, Missis- mitting electronically, Events/Weddings Services-General
that an electronic bid is sippi 39759. No partial please include this in- WHEREAS, the Last Will
submitted, a copy of the sets of drawings of formation on a cover and Testament of RESERVOIR CRUISE WEDDINGS on DIRECTV SELECT PACKAGE. Over 150
bid bond must be in- project manuals will be page with your bid sub- Wylodine N. Andrews, the Sweet Olive Tour Boat cruising the Channels. ONLY $35/month (for 12
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General Merchandise 4600 Houses For Sale: East 8200

HOSPITAL BED, electric, 2BR/1BA house. Elec
gently used $100. wall heat. Window AC.
Manual wheelchair, Remodeled. Fenced
$30. Shower stool, yard. Owner fin. avail.
$20. 662-570-4417. w/Cash down. 1016
Shady St. 352-4776
sage green, exl cond, PERFECT HOME for
very comfy, $135. Re- large family with small
cliner, Big Man, blue budget. 3BD/2BTH, on
chenille, almost new, 3 acres inside the city
$100. Recliner, Big limits with outside stor-
Man, taupe microfiber, age building and fenced
used but good cond, yards. Call Barbara at
$50. 662-356-9180. SFA Realty, 662-574-
Even if you
1821 or 662-327-9916.
Sporting Goods 4720 Houses For Sale: Caledonia
GUN SMITH. Over 50
don’t get out much 8450
yrs. exp. (As good as
the best, better than
these days, you can 4BR/3BA plus bonus
most). New & used still “go shopping” in the room, is like new. Open
floor plan with popular
guns, new scopes, re-
pairs, rebuilding, clean- Classifieds. You can find split bedroom plan. Con-
ing & scopes, mounted venient to Caledonia
& zeroed on range, an- exactly what you’ve School, CAFB, and
tique guns restored, & shopping. Call Barbara
wood refinished. Ed been looking for. Pope @ SFA Real Es-
Sanders, West Point. tate 662-574-1821 or
Take 45 Alt. Turn right 662-327-9916.
on Yokohoma Blvd. Go Find someone to mow the lawn GREAT AREA schools.
Sunday’s answer

8 mi. east & turn left on YESTERDAY’S ANSWER
3BD/1BTH, completely
Darracott Rd & go 2 mi. YESTERDAY’S ANSWER
Open Tue-Fri. 9a-5p & Find someone to clean the house updated kitchen w/ all
appl, in-ground pool, 6 7 1 3 9 8 2 4 5
Sat. 9a-12p. Call for
• storage bldg, privacy Sudoku is a number-
Sudoku is a number-
appt. 662-494-6218.
Find that special recliner placing puzzle based on 2 3 5 4 1 6 9 8 7

2018 Conceptis Puzzles, Dist. by King Features Syndicate, Inc.
fence backyard. Low
100's. Call Barbara at placing puzzle based on
a 9x9 grid with several 9 8 4 7 2 5 3 6 1
Pets 5150
• SFA Realty 662-574- a 9x9 grid with several
given numbers. The object
Mason Dixon Kennels Buy a computer system 1821 or 662-327-9916. given numbers. The object
is to place the numbers
7 4 8 2 5 3 1 9 6
Gundog Training.
Retriever Training. • 4BR/2.5BA, 3,500 sqft, is to place the numbers
1 to 9 in the empty spaces 5 9 2 1 6 7 4 3 8
11+ acres, $375,000.
Basic Obedience.
Puppy Training.
Buy a used car Lg master BR/BA w/
1 to 9 in the empty spaces
so that each row, each 1 6 3 9 8 4 5 7 2
• two walk in closets. Lg so that each row, each
Boarding. column and each 3x3 box
Hunt Test/Field Trials.
Buy that rare coin
Den, DR, kitchen &
Breakfast room, en-
column and each 3x3 box
contains the same number
3 5 7 6 4 2 8 1 9
443-834-6233 contains the same number 4 2 9 8 7 1 6 5 3
for your collection closed sun porch, laun-
dry room, 3 car garage.
only once. The difficulty
only once. The difficulty
Horses / Cattle / Livestock
. . . and lots more For appt, 662-243-2000 level increases from
level increases from 8 1 6 5 3 9 7 2 4

The CommerCial
Serious inquiries only. Monday to Sunday. Difficulty Level 3/10
Monday to Sunday.
FOR RENT: 2 horse Investment Property 8550
stalls with grazing pas-

ture. Convenient to INVESTORS OPPORTUN-
Columbus & Caledonia. ITY: 10 unit apartment
Very reasonable rate. complex, leases at
731-514-4061. $350 per month per
unit. Corner of Military &
Apts For Rent: Northside 7010 516 Main St. 6th Ave. N. $199k.
Call 662-352-4776.
FOX RUN COMPANY LLC Columbus, MS 39701
1 & 2 BR near hospital. Lots & Acreage 8600

$550-600/mo. Military
discount offered, pet 255 ACRES, one mile
area, pet friendly, and into Lamar Co., AL on
furnished corporate County Lake Rd. Good
apartments available.
Benji @ 662-386-4446 hunting, 4 acre lake, 30
acres of open ground,
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
Sat/Sun by appt only. Houses For Rent: Northside
balance in timbered
land. $1,900 per acre.
Sunday’s Cryptoquote:
Apts For Rent: Other 7080
7110 205-609-0264.
ments & townhouses. Downtown Columbus. COLONIAL TOWN- BEAUTIFUL 2+ ACRE
Call for more info. 662- Beautiful, newly con- HOUSES. 2 & 3 bed- Restricted Lots. Ready
549-1953. structed 1BR/1BA room w/ 2-3 bath town- to build on in Caledonia!
apartments in the his- houses. $600 to $695. 1800 min sf restric-
PEAR ORCHARD APTS toric Depot. Granite, SS tions. 662-435-2842.
2BR Townhouse - $585, appl, heart pine floors 662-549-9555. Ask for
W/D incl. Great loca- Glenn or text. LAND FRONTING High-
and unlimited parking.
tion. $200 processing 2 units @ $750. way 50 & Holly Hills Rd.
fee & $50 application One month rent + secur- Houses For Rent: New Hope 68 Acres of beautiful
fee. 662-328-9471 or ity deposit with credit 7130 woods. 662-312-5184.
662-889-7565. check. Will take small Realtor Owned.
dogs! Call Royce Huds- NICE FAMILY home,
Apts For Rent: East 7020 peth, Rhett Real Estate, 4BR/2BA. 2800sf. 1mi
acres on Sobley Rd. 40
662-329-3333 OR from school. $1500/
1BR EFFICIENCY apts. mo. 662-574-1214. acres is crop ground,
cell, 662-242-0284. balance is timber land.
805 Alabama St.
$315/month, Utilities 1.5mi road frontage.
DOWNTOWN EXECUT- Houses For Rent: Caledonia Good timber & hunting.
incl. 205-463-8004. IVE APARTMENT: 1,500 7160 Can divide. $2250 per
sqft, 2BR/2BA, new ap- acre. Serious Inquiries
Apts For Rent: South 7040 pl, 60" TV, granite type 2BR/1BA country Only! 205-609-0264.
countertops, beautiful house. Quiet neighbor-
DOWNTOWN 1BR - This flooring, walk in closet, Residential or Commer-
large 1 bedroom apart- ceiling fans, recessed hood. W/D incl. Avail
4/1. $675/mo $675 cial lots in Highlands
ment has been recently lighting, pantry, W&D, Plantation, Starkville.
renovated. It features dep. Call 662-356-4764
$1300/mo unfurnished, or 901-848-0051. Close to campus. Per-
great natural light, hard- $1500/mo furnished. fect for building! Ask
wood floors, tall ceil- Dep, lease, & credit about our size options!
ings and access to a check. Coleman Realty 3BR/2BA, Nice Older Eaton Land Develop-
shared laundry room. 662-329-2323. Home. 1700 sqft. ment 662-361-7711.
$750 rent and $750 de- $1100/mo, Lease &
posit. Utilities included. Deposit. No Smokers. WINTER SPECIAL
No pets please. Call FULLY FURNISHED No Pets. Available now.
CORPORATE UNITS 1.95 acre lots.
Peter 662-574-1561 662-435-1248. Good/bad credit.
Conference Room. 24/7
Professional Gym. Cable 10% down, as low as
Apts For Rent: West 7050 Houses For Rent: Other 7180 $199/mo. Eaton Land.
& Electric included. 50"
smart TV's. ON SITE 662-361-7711
Management, Security 1BR/1BA near EMCC.
& Maintenance. MTM Water, trash, lawn incl. Mobile Homes for Sale 8650
Flexible leases. Next to in lease. No pets.
$450/mo. $350 dep.
hospital. 8 Corporate Single Wide. 3 Bed/2
Units Available. App/refs/lease req.
Bath. Must have land to
For more info, contact: put home on! $5000
662-386-4446, ask for:

NICE 2BR/1BA, Steens. Down & $500 Month.
Benji, Mon-Fri 9a-5p OR Quiet neighborhood, 1 Call 662-401-1093.
Ashleigh, Sat-Sun 9a-5p acre lot. Laundry room,
carport, & workshop. No Resort Property 8750
big, nice 1 bedroom. $587/mo + $575 dep. 10.4 ACRES in High-
Wood floors, lots of win- 662-386-5000. lands Plantation, Stark-
dows, washer/dryer. ville. Resort status, can
$700 per month. Call be Commercial. Only
Jessica, 662-889-1770. Mobile Homes for Rent 7250 site prep needed to ACROSS
127 BECK Dr. build! Road frontage & 1 Up to now
beautiful hill overlook-
COLEMAN 3BR/1.5BA 12x65 in
New Hope School Dis- ing valley. Sold Whole or
trict. $425 mo. & $425 Divided. Eaton Land
6 Dapper
11 Japanese car-
RENTALS Development, LTD
TOWNHOUSES & APARTMENTS dep. Garbage & lawn
service provided. 662-361-7711. toon genre
1 BEDROOM Call 662-574-7614.
Autos For Sale 9150
12 Boise’s state
2 BEDROOMS 13 Basic belief
RENT A fully equipped 2005 LEXUS GX 470,
Apts For Rent: Other 7080 3 BEDROOMS camper w/utilities & white with towing pack- 14 Hollowed out
1BR/1BA located in his- cable from $140/wk - age & third row seating. 15 Arduous journey
LEASE, $520/month. 3 Colum- Sold AS IS by original
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toric Downtown Colum-
bus. $575/mo. No bus locations. 662-242- owner. $7800. PLEASE 17 Stew sphere
pets. References req. DEPOSIT 7653 or 601-940-1397. TEXT: 662-341-0329. 18 Street openings
Call 662-328-8655, AND Campers & RVs 9300 22 Toe the line
leave message. Office Spaces For Rent 7300
CREDIT CHECK 23 Not toned

27 School group
Chateaux 662-329-2323 location on Bluecutt
Road - Front reception
located on Wilkins Wise
Rd & Waverly Rd. Full 29 Bender
Holly Hills area, 4 offices, and a
conference room. Reas-
Hookups available.
$300/mo. 662-328- 30 Kitchen whistler
Rivergate 2411 HWY 45 N onable rent! 662-328-
1976, leave message.
8655 or 662-574-7879.
32 Pharmacy unit
Sunday’s answer
COLUMBUS, MS 33 Beachcombing
Apartments Motorcycles & ATVs 9400
OFFICE SPACE Avail- 2001 HARLEY David- find 5 Stylishly quaint fixture
Studio Commercial Property For able in Historic Down-
town Columbus.
son Fat Boy. Excellent
condition. 8400 miles.
35 Gear part 6 Some change 26 Holler
Rent 7100
1 & 2 Bedroom 420sqft. $320. $8700, firm. 731-514- 38 Eins und zwei 7 Bother 28 Iditarod animal
Apartments RESIDENTIAL & 4061. 39 Steer clear of 8 Field protector 31 Corn unit
Houses For Sale: Northside 41 Bert’s buddy 9 “Of — I Sing” 34 “Bye!”
Property Available
2 Bedroom Townhouses Call 662-435-4188 for
more information.
8150 45 Off limits 10 Luke’s teacher 35 Alley prowlers
and Furnished Units
46 Decade parts
Available Houses For Rent: Northside
Historic Park Circle
Renovation complete:
Granite, stainless steel,
pincher? 47 David’s weapon
16 North Pole
36 Track shape
37 Asian desert
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Mon-Fri 8:30 - 5:30 oil rubbed bronze, and 48 Up to now 18 Make fun of 40 Charged bit
622 10TH Street North. much more. Almost DOWN
328-8254 3BR/1BA, Brick, Cent- 3,000 sq. ft. featuring 19 Skilled 42 Opposing vote
102 Newbell Rd |Columbus ral H&A, Hardwood, spacious rooms, open 1 Used a chair 20 Tidy 43 Rage
floor plan, 4 bedrooms,
Ceramic Tile. $750.00/
2 baths all on two 2 Start of a count 21 September 44 Id —
423 MAIN St. Apt. 1. $750.00 Dep. NO HUD,
1BR Extra-Large. 900 Good references only. expansive lots in a quiet 3 Shark feature birthstones
premier neighborhood.
sq. ft. total. $650/mo. Call Long & Long,
662-328-0770. Call Emily C. Moody @ 4 February birth- 24 Gooey cheese
662-889-1837 or 662-
Long & Long 662-328- stones 25 Hotel desk
0770 or 662-574-3903.
802 17th Street North
RENT FREE! 2 Bedroom
Nice 2 bed/1 bath,
carpet, ceramic bath 75 REEVES Dr. 4 BR/ Use and read
Apts/Townhomes duplex. All electric. 3 BA and swimming
$390-$600 Monthly.
Lease, Deposit & Cred-
$375/$375 deposit.
Call Long & Long @
pool. Can be used by 2
families. 3100 Sq. Ft.
it Check. Coleman
Realty, 662-329-2323.
662-328-0770 if you
have good references.
Call Hampton.
662-603-1994. and your
dollars will
go further.
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