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Tuesday | February 19, 2019

‘A man of unshakable faith’

MSU remembers alumnus killed in Aurora, Ill. shooting
yet to meet
Leaders have ‘dropped
the ball’ since committee
formed in October
By Zack Plair and Amanda Lien,

Four months after

Lowndes County and
the city of Columbus
formed an inter-
governmental com-
mittee to improve
communication and
relations between
the two entities, the Smith
eight-member body
has yet to meet.
District 4 Lown-
des supervisor Jeff
Smith suggested
forming the commit-
tee in September in
the wake of sever-
al high-profile tiffs Mickens
that had strained
relations between
the city and county.
A month later, each
entity had appoint-
ed four members to
the committee, and
Courtesy photo Smith indicated the
Josh Pinkard, 37, was one of five people shot and killed at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, Friday after group would hold Billingsley
another employee opened fire at the facility. Pinkard was a 2005 cum laude alumnus of Mississippi State Univer-
public meetings
sity, husband and father of three.
either monthly or
By Alex Holloway ‘His tragic death leaves a void in all of us who had Since then,
though, it has hasn’t
the deep privilege of knowing him.’
even formed a con-
t 1:24 p.m. on Friday, Terra
crete plan for hold-
Pinkard received a text from William N. Smyer, a retired MSU faculty member
ing its first meeting,
her husband Josh Pinkard.
Facebook post Sunday morning. “I Company facility, which made an issue Smith told Armstrong
It said: “I love you, I’ve been shot The Dispatch he plans to correct
at work.” called his phone several times, text, water valves.
FaceTime, nothing.” MSU Chief Communications today. His understanding, he said,
It was the last thing Josh would was County Administrator Ralph
ever tell her. Officer Sid Salter added Josh was
Billingsley and city Chief Oper-
Josh Pinkard, a native of Holly A Bulldog still an enthusiastic fan of Bulldog
ations Officer David Armstrong
Pond, Alabama, and alumnus of MSU issued a press release sports.
were tasked with coordinating
Mississippi State University, was Monday announcing Josh Pinkard “The MSU family mourns the committee meetings.
one of five people killed at the was not only a university graduate, loss of our beloved alum, who was “The ball has been dropped on
Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, but a 2005 cum laude alumnus. He also a beloved husband and father,” that at the moment,” Smith said.
Illinois, on Friday when another graduated with a degree in industri- Salter said. “Mississippi State “But since you guys have started
employee opened fire on the plant. al engineering and was a member University extends our sympathy asking about it, it’s made me be
“It took me several times read- of the Judy and Bobby Shackouls and prayers for his family and more focused on following up and
ing (the text) for it to hit me that Honors College. Josh, 37, worked friends and for the community that making sure we get this first meet-
it was for real,” Terra wrote in a as a manager at the Henry Pratt See Pinkard, 3A ing set up. That way, we can estab-
lish some guidelines for moving
See Committee, 3A

Keenum notes link between state’s income

Mississippi State
University President
level, number of people with college degrees
Mark Keenum chats
with Nancy Hargrove
By Slim Smith
Inside see our state prosper
and grow. Unfortunately,
and Roza Tulya- n SLIMANTICS: Rhonda
ganova, right, after Keenum’s role on Reeves’ cam- Mississippi is ranked at
During Monday’s visit paign goes beyond bad optics. the bottom of per capita
Monday’s Starkville Page 4A
Rotary Club meeting to the Starkville Rotary income and next to last in
at Starkville Country Club, Mississippi State the percentage of citizens
Club. Keenum University President share some information with a four-year college
spoke to Rotarians Mark Keenum drew a dis- about the importance of degree.”
about the correla- tinct line connecting the higher education in this Keenum noted just 20
tion between the problems most affecting state,” Keenum told his percent of Mississippi-
state’s poverty rate
and the number of the state and higher edu- audience. “We all love ans have attained college
citizens with college cation’s role in addressing Mississippi. Most of us degrees. In Connecticut,
degrees. them. were probably born and which leads the nation
Slim Smith/Dispatch Staff “I thought I would raised here and want to See Keenum, 3A

Weather Five Questions Calendar Local Folks Public

1 What is the unlikely subject of the Now through March 8 meetings
2004 bestseller “Eats, Shoots & Today: Columbus
■ Water/Ways Exhibit: The Tenn-Tom Waterway Muse-
Leaves”? City Council regular
um hosts the Smithsonian Water/Ways traveling exhibit
2 What body part includes the malle- meeting, 5 p.m.,
us, incus and stapes? at 317 Seventh St. N. Museum hours are Monday-Friday,
8 a.m.-4 p.m. (or by appointment on weekends). For Municipal Complex
3 What diet plan’s spokespeople have
included Kirstie Alley, Valerie Bertinel- information or to book group tours, call 662-328-8936. Courtroom
li, Phylicia Rashad and Queen Latifah? Feb. 21: Colum-
Gavin Elliot
4 Which of the 50 state quarters
First grade, Annunciation
shows an image of King Kamehameha Today bus Light and
Water utility meet-

49 Low 46
I on the back? ■ “Cinderella”: Mississippi State’s Lyceum Series
presents The Russian National Ballet’s “Cinderella” at 7 ing, 12 p.m., CLW
High 5 What is McGruff the Crime Dog’s
catch phrase? p.m. at Lee Hall’s Bettersworth Auditorium on campus. office building
Rain, chance of a t-storm Mar. 4: Lowndes
Get tickets at ($30; $12 children).
Full forecast on Answers, 6B County Super-
page 2A.
Wednesday visors, 9 a.m.,
County Courthouse
■ The Orators: Mississippi State’s Shackouls Honors
College continues The Orators lecture series at 2 p.m. Mar. 5: Columbus
Inside with Melvin Rogers of Brown University speaking on City Council regular
Classifieds 6B Dear Abby 5B “Democratic Faith in Dark Times” in the Forum Room Tonya Perry misses the meeting, 5 p.m.,
Comics 5B Obituaries 5A of Griffis Hall on campus. A reception follows. For more days when her teenage Municipal Complex
139th Year, No. 291 Crossword 6B Opinions 4A information about the free program, call 662-325-2522. kids were young. Courtroom


2A Tuesday, February 19, 2019 The Dispatch •

Say What?
Did you hear? “We must make it clear that our position on
abuse is not up for debate.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders says he’s Southern Baptist Convention President J.D.
Greear on the possibility of the denomination

running for president in 2020 creating a database of sexual abusers. Story, 5A.

ic politics in the Trump

Sanders won
more than 13M
votes in 2016
The question now for
Sanders is whether he can
stand out in a crowded
16 states sue Trump over
The Associated Press
field of Democratic pres-
idential candidates who
also embrace many of his
policy ideas and are new-
emergency wall declaration
WASHINGTON — Ver- er to the national political “This ‘emergency’
mont Sen. Bernie Sand-
ers, whose insurgent 2016
presidential campaign
stage. That’s far different
from 2016, when he was
Clinton’s lone progressive
is a national disgrace.” White House indicates Trump
reshaped Democratic pol-
itics, announced Tuesday
that he is running for pres-
Still, there is no ques-
tion that Sanders will be a
California Gov. Gavin Newsom
The Associated Press
to veto disapproval of emergency
ident in 2020. formidable contender for SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Cal- The Associated Press
“Our campaign is not the Democratic nomina- ifornia and 15 other states filed
only about defeating Don- tion. He won more than 13
ald Trump,” the 77-year- million votes in 2016 and
a lawsuit Monday against Presi-
dent Donald Trump’s emergency
— President Donald Trump is
‘He’s going to protect
old self-described demo-
cratic socialist said in an
dozens of primaries and
caucuses. He opens his
declaration to fund a wall on the
U.S.-Mexico border.
prepared to issue the first veto
of his term if Congress votes
his national emergency
email to supporters. “Our
campaign is about trans-
campaign with a nation-
wide organization and a
California Attorney General
Xavier Becerra released a state-
to disapprove his declaration declaration, guaranteed.’
of a national emergency along White House senior adviser
forming our country and proven small-dollar fund- ment Monday saying the suit al- the U.S.-Mexico border, a top
creating a government Stephen Miller
raising effort. leges the Trump administration’s White House adviser said on
based on the principles “We’re gonna win,” action violates the Constitution. Sunday.
of economic, social, racial Sanders told CBS in inter- “President Trump treats the rule White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told “Fox News Sunday”
and environmental jus- view to be broadcast Tues- of law with utter contempt,” Becer- that “the president is going to protect his national emergency declara-
tice.” day morning. ra said. “He knows there is no bor- tion.” Asked if that meant Trump was ready to veto a resolution of dis-
An enthusiastic pro- And Sanders could be der crisis, he knows his emergency approval, Miller added, “He’s going to protect his national emergency
gressive who embraces well positioned to compete declaration is unwarranted, and he declaration, guaranteed.”
proposals ranging from in the nation’s first prima- admits that he will likely lose this The West Wing is digging in for fights on multiple fronts as the pres-
Medicare for All to free ry in neighboring New case in court.” ident’s effort to go around Congress to fund his long-promised border
college tuition, Sanders Hampshire, which he won Joining California in filing the wall faces bipartisan criticism and multiple legal challenges. After law-
stunned the Democratic by 22 points in 2016. But lawsuit are the attorneys general of makers in both parties blocked his requests for billions of dollars to
establishment in 2016 with he won’t have the state to Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, fulfill his signature campaign pledge, Trump’s declared national emer-
his spirited challenge to himself. Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, gency Friday shifts billions of federal dollars earmarked for military con-
Hillary Clinton. While she Sen. Kamala Harris of Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, struction to the border.
ultimately became the par- California, another Demo- New Jersey, New Mexico, New Democrats are planning to introduce a resolution disapproving of
ty’s nominee, his campaign cratic presidential contend- York, Oregon, and Virginia. All the the declaration once Congress returns to session and it is likely to pass
helped lay the groundwork er, was in New Hampshire states involved in the lawsuit have both chambers. Several Republican senators are already indicating
for the leftward lurch that on Monday and said she’d Democratic attorneys general. they would vote against Trump — though there do not yet appear to be
has dominated Democrat- compete for the state. Trump declared a national enough votes to override a veto by the president.
emergency to fulfill his promise of
completing the wall.
grades. They say taking away funds “President Trump is manu-
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Supes approve SMART paratransit service expansion funding

Paratransit-plus system would serve those that paratransit plan, we have to
deny them service.”
“I think we
need to move
possibly adding regular
SMART service to other areas
who need wheelchair accessible vehicles Dumas’ proposal for supervi-
sors was to create a “paratran-
forward on this,”
Board President
of the county. District 4 Super-
visor asked Dumas about pos-
By Alex Holloway supervisors, which he also sit-plus” service, which would Orlando Train- sible once-per-week trips to St- showed Starkville aldermen at take the existing paratransit er said. “I think urgis or Macon. The board also
their last meeting, shows the service and grow it into all of that alone is well asked about possible routes to
Oktibbeha paratransit service provided Oktibbeha County. worth it because East Mississippi Community
County unani- 4,000 unique trips in 2018 — or He said the expanded ser- a paratransit ser- Trainer College or the Communiversity
mously approved about 331 per month. The ser- vice would work as it does vice — you’d be workforce training facility on
a $50,000 request vice added 29 new members now — it would require an ap- amazed in the entire county Highway 82 near Paccar.
that will expand and provided 1,325 chair lift plication, and approved users how much that is needed.” Dumas said it would take
the Starkville- trips, or about 102 per month. would give the SMART system The SMART system is paid longer to consider those op-
MSU Area Rapid Dumas said the paratransit 24-hour notice to schedule pick- for through a mix of federal tions, and the application for
Transit system’s service is offered in the SMART ups. He said it will remain free, funding, administered through funding for the next fiscal
paratransit ser- system’s main service area and with no fare to users. the Mississippi Department year is due at the beginning of
vice into the county. a 1.5-mile buffer zone around it. “It could be doctors’ appoint- of Transportation, and local March. He said he will continue
Jeremiah Dumas, MSU’s di- That area serves about 34,000 ments, or we even have people costs. The system has a total discussions with supervisors to
rector of Parking and Transit people, he said, and there are who go to get their hair done proposed budget of $4.25 mil- narrow down possible new ser-
Services, updated supervisors about 14,000 people who live or their nails done,” he said. lion for Fiscal Year 2020, with vice stops.
Monday on the SMART sys- outside it. “Whatever it may be, as some- $1.70 million of that coming in “We need to work through
tem’s performance and request- “We get numerous calls from thing specific to them, as qual- local cost shares. Most of the lo- the process of exactly what
ed the funding to expand the people in the county wishing ified applicants for paratransit cal costs — $40 million — is to those finite desires are,” Du-
paratransit offering. for and desiring paratransit ser- programs.” come from MSU, with $170,000 mas said. “Is it just Sturgis
The paratransit service vice,” he said. “They don’t have With the county’s approval, in contracts and advertising and Maben? Do we need to go
serves people with disabilities access to someone who can the paratransit-plus service will and $50,000 each from the city somewhere in the southwest
who need wheelchair accessi- pick them up. They don’t have take effect after the beginning of Starkville and Oktibbeha corner of the county — we need
ble vehicles. access to a wheelchair acces- of the new federal fiscal year, on County. to know what your thoughts are
Dumas’ presentation for sible vehicle. And because of Oct. 1. Supervisors also discussed there.”

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“I’ll be certain to get this year — has possibly tions between the city and he should have told his
with (Armstrong and Bill- blunted the priority for county, work together to- county administrator to
ingsley) today to make meeting with county offi- ward common objectives call a meeting, and we
that happen,” he added. cials. and avoid duplicating ser- would have met.”
Smith and Billingsley, “That’s a good ques- vices where possible. Billingsley said he
along with District 3 Su- tion,” Mickens said, refer- “Any time you have wanted to wait until there
pervisor John Holliman ring to why the commit- leaders sitting down, was an “issue” affecting
and county Chief Finan- tee hasn’t met. “I’ve been talking and trying to bet- both the city and the coun-
cial Officer Lloyd Price, wondering that myself. I ter serve the citizens … ty before he set a time for
represent the county on think it’s because we’ve it’s a good thing,” he said. the committee to meet.
the committee. City rep- been tied up, since we had Both Billingsley and “I was kind of waiting
resentatives include Arm- some ... concerns with the Armstrong, though, said to pull (the committee)
strong, CFO Milton Raw- city with our finances. I there aren’t any issues together until something
le, Ward 2 Councilman think that put us behind. at the moment that meet happened,” he said. “I’m
Joseph Mickens and Ward But I see us getting in that criteria. not big on meeting just
5 Councilman Stephen touch with the (Lowndes “I wasn’t aware (Bill- to meet. If we have some-
Jones. County Board of Supervi- ingsley) and I were sup- thing going on, we can
Mickens said the city’s sors) and meeting pretty posed to call a meeting, pull the group together,
focus on correcting its soon.” nor do we currently have but I didn’t see a need to
budget issues — it oper- Smith said the pur- an agenda to discuss,” meet just to meet.”
ated at an $881,000 deficit pose of the committee, Armstrong told The Dis- Billingsley added he
in Fiscal Year 2018 and is as he sees it, is threefold: patch. “If (Smith) thinks and Armstrong haven’t
working to cut spending to improve communica- we should have met, then spoken “in a few months.”

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has suffered this terrible retired Industrial and According to the As- my children their dad
tragedy.” Systems Engineering fac- sociated Press, Friday’s did not make it and is in
Even years after he ulty member, also praised deadly rampage came at heaven with Jesus,” she
graduated, Josh was still Josh’s character. the hands of Gary Martin, wrote. “I’ve never had to
remembered by universi- “Josh Pinkard was an employee who learned do something that hard.”
ty professors and staff. one of the finest students of the pending termina- The Dispatch could not
Stanley F. Bullington, to come through our tion of his job at the plant. reach Terra for comment,
a professor and graduate program,” Smyer said, He killed five people and in her post, she said
coordinator with MSU’s “not just academically but and wounded six others it was hard to talk about
Department of Industrial because of his tremen- before being killed in a Josh without breaking
and Systems Engineer- dous character and conge- shootout with police. down in tears.
ing, taught Josh in five nial personality. A man of In her post, Terra said “I want to shout from
classes. unshakable faith, he was a she rushed to the scene, the rooftops about how
“He was a truly mentor to other students but was unable to get amazing Josh was,” she
outstanding student — and a natural leader. He close or learn anything wrote. “He was brilliant!
always at, or near, the top brought to MSU such a and went to a local hos- The smartest person I’ve
of his class,” Bullington strong work ethic that one pital, where she waited ever met! My best friend!
said in an email to The must conclude his parents for news. Later that day, The man I would have
Dispatch. “But I am happy did a wonderful job rais- the Aurora Police De- leaned on during devas-
to say that, from every- ing him. His tragic death partment contacted her tation like this who would
thing I knew, he was even leaves a void in all of us and told her of a staging tell me, ‘It’s OK Terra, it is
a better person than he who had the deep privi- area for victims’ fami- all going to be fine.’ The
was a student. I’m so grat- lege of knowing him.” lies, where she went and man who was dying and
ified to see what a won- learned Josh had been found the clarity of mind
derful husband and father ‘A literal nightmare’ killed. for just a second to send
he became. My thoughts Terra, also a MSU He leaves behind his me one last text to let me
and prayers are with his alumna, described Friday wife and three children. know he would always
family as they deal with as a “literal nightmare” “With my pastor’s help, love me. This unbeliev-
this terrible loss.” in her Sunday morning since family was still on able person was robbed
William N. Smyer, a Facebook post. planes to get to us, I told from us.”

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in the percentage of its and a lot fewer people in- in-state high school grad- versity, address that? By
citizens with degrees, 40 carcerated. Our society uates is declining. having the very best tech-
percent have a college di- would be a lot better.” “About two-thirds of nology and the brightest
ploma. Keenum said those our students are in-state,” instructors we can at-
“It just so happens that realities are what drives Keenum said. “This year, tract,” Keenum said.
Connecticut is at the top Mississippi State’s mis- there will be 30,000 high He noted that MSU is
of the list for per capita sion. school graduates in Mis- already establishing it-
income,” he said. “There “I do talk to our lead- sissippi, but the projec- self in the kind of innova-
is a direct correlation be- ership about what all that tions are that there will tions the future requires,
tween higher education means,” he said. “It means be 27,000 students in the including computational
and income. having a strategic plan class of 2022. That’s a analytics, auto and aero-
“Now, can you imagine and a vision for where we 10-percent decline, so it’s
nautical engineering and
if 40 percent of our pop- want to see Mississippi in going to take quite an ef-
ulation had four-year de- five years, 10 years, be- fort just to get the enroll-
“We are producing
grees?” he added. “How cause the truth is we’re ment to up to where it is
much different would not going to be anywhere today by then.” record numbers of grad-
our state be? It would near where we need to be Keenum said the key to uates in fields that are
mean more better-paying from a growth standpoint success revolves around highly-valued,” Keenum Get promoted? Win an award?
jobs. It would mean we without our universities.” providing education to said. “A newly minted
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State commands a higher
for things like K-12 edu- MSU’s record enroll- evolving workplace, not-
cation, roads and bridg- ment this fall — 22,221 ing a study that said that income than (a graduate) subject: Business brief
es and infrastructure. students (interestingly 80 percent of the jobs peo- from any other institution
It would mean a much males outnumber females ple will work at in the year in our state. I think that
smaller number of peo- by a single student) at a 2030 do not exist today. shows we are rising to the
ple enrolled in Medicaid time when the number of “How do we, as a uni- challenge.”
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Rhonda Keenum’s role on Reeves’ campaign goes beyond bad optics

During his thinking as MSU’s What Tate Reeves has IHL funding has been cut by ployees, Rhonda Keenum’s role
speech Monday at president. A four- shown us since his arrival as $107 million. That was the in the Reeves campaign is not
the Starkville Rota- year college educa- lieutenant governor in 2012 is same year Reeves pushed just a case of terrible optics:
ry Club, Mississippi tion, he asserted, is that he is no friend of higher through the Legislature the It undermines her husband’s
State University absolutely critical in education. highest corporate tax cut in the credibility.
President Mark improving the lives In Mississippi, the lieu- state’s history - $280 million. If When the wife of a universi-
Keenum posed a of our people. tenant governor wields enor- the state doesn’t have enough ty president is out there raising
few questions to his I don’t doubt for mous power. With that title, money to invest in higher money for a candidate who has
audience. a moment that what he also runs the Mississippi education, it’s only because it shown himself to be no friend
What would it Keenum said is Senate, and Reeves’ autocratic chose not to do so. They can’t of higher education, you have
mean if the state true. rule of that chamber has never cry poverty this time. to wonder about the Keenums’
could dramatically I do, however, been questioned. That’s why At this point, does anyone reasoning.
increase the per- Slim Smith have a question of it’s notable that during his even have to ask where Reeves I don’t believe it is going out
centage of its resi- my own, a question tenure, the Legislature has cut really stands on higher educa- on a limb to suggest that the
dents who attained that is entirely rele- funding for higher education tion funding? spouse of a high-profile state
a college degree, which — at vant to the topic: If higher ed- almost every year. Keenum — and presumably employee should not be a mem-
20 percent — is the second ucation is so vitally important, For several years, Kee- his wife — should know the ber of anyone’s political cam-
lowest in the nation? why is Keenum’s wife, Rhonda, num and the presidents of answer to that question as well paign. I further believe, given
What impact would that on the finance committee for the state’s seven other public as anyone. all we know, that’s particularly
have on incomes and money for Tate Reeves’ gubernatorial universities have made urgent Granted, Rhonda Keenum is true of this particular spouse
K-12 education, roads/bridg- campaign? pleas to the Legislature to her own person and has every in this particular campaign.
es/infrastructure, poverty, After all, as Maya Angelou increase funding and make right to believe as she chooses Slim Smith is a columnist
crime, he asked. famously noted, “When some- a real investment in higher and do as she chooses. and feature writer for The
Those questions, Keenum one shows you who they are, education. But as the spouse of one of Dispatch. His email address is
said, are what drives his believe them the first time.” The response? Since 2016, the state’s most important em-

Other editors

Vaccine registers
endanger others
There has been yet another dis-
ease outbreak, this one of measles
in Washington state. The situation
once again makes the case that
Mississippi’s policy of refusing to
grant religious or philosophical vac-
cination exemptions is the wisest
and safest course of action.
Washington is one of 17 states
that allow parents to cite personal
or moral objections to keep their
children from being vaccinated
while attending school or day care.
The Associated Press reported that
4 percent of children in Washington
are not vaccinated, as are 6 percent
of children in the county where the
measles cases appear to be focused.
The governor has declared a
state of emergency, and the Legisla-
ture is considering a bill to remove
the philosophical vaccine exemp-
tion from the law. If the change is
approved, Washington will be at
least the third state to tighten the State of the nation
restrictions in the last four years.

Why autocrats are replacing Democrats

California did it after a measles out-
break there in 2015, and Vermont
did so the same year.
It’s worth noting that no state
requires children to be vaccinated. “If you look at Trump in to transfer the Indians of how broadly they may be interpreted.
America and Bolsonaro in Florida to the middle of the In declaring the national emergency
Parents, including those in Missis-
Brazil, you see that people country. Friday, Trump rested his case on au-
sippi, definitely have the option not
want politicians that do Abraham Lincoln arrest- thority given the president by Congress
to vaccinate. However, those who
what they promise,” said ed Maryland legislators to in the National Emergencies Act of
choose that route cannot send their
Spanish businessman Juan prevent a secessionist-mind- 1976.
children to public schools and most
Carlos Perez Carreno. ed legislature from meet- The Supreme Court has usurped
private schools. Unless a family in-
The Spaniard was ing, violated the habeas Congress’ powers with impunity.
tends to homeschool their children,
explaining to The New corpus rights of thousands, While the civil rights acts of the
the law creates a strong incentive
York Times what lay behind ordered Chief Justice Roger 1960s were enacted by Congress, the
for vaccination.
the rise of Vox, which the Taney arrested, shut down desegregation of America’s public
Vaccine opponents fear the Times calls “Spain’s first newspapers, and, in January schools was simply ordered by the
shots — despite all the assurances far-right party since the end Patrick Buchanan 1863, declared free all the Warren Court in 1954.
of their safety by health officials — of the Franco dictatorship slaves of every state still in In the ‘60s and ‘70s, Congress sat in-
can cause an unexpected medical in 1975.” rebellion against the Union. dolent as busing for racial balance was
reaction in their children. They also Indeed, the growing impatience “I took Panama!” said Theodore imposed on countless school districts
question why federal law exempts of peoples with elected leaders and Roosevelt, whose agents helped rebels by federal judges.
vaccine manufacturers from liabili- legislators who cannot or will not act shear off the province from Colombia to As the Supreme Court, for decades,
ty for their products. decisively explains two realities of our build his canal. exploited the establishment clause of
From a public health standpoint, time: the eclipse of Congress and the FDR ordered some 110,000 Jap- the First Amendment to de-Christian-
however, this resistance is frustrat- rise of autocracy worldwide. anese, 75,000 of them U.S. citizens, ize all public schools and public places,
ing and selfish. When one family In condemning President Donald into detention camps in 1942 for the Congress did nothing. A triumphant
decides not to vaccinate their kids, Trump’s decision to declare a national duration of the war. court then moved on to declare abor-
it not only exposes them to risk but emergency and use Pentagon funds Without authorization from Con- tion and same-sex marriage constitu-
also others, such as children who to build his wall, Beltway elites have gress, Harry Truman ordered U.S. tional rights.
are too young to be vaccinated or charged the president with a multitude troops into South Korea in 1950 to Yet Congress had the latent power,
people of any age with immune of sins against the Constitution. resist the invasion by North Korea, in Article III, Section 2, to restrict the
disorders that prevent them from He has usurped the “power of the calling it a police action. jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and
being vaccinated. purse” that the Founding Fathers Though a Republican House voted every other federal court. But the big
Even a small percentage of un- invested in Congress. He has disre- against attacking Serbia in 1998, Bill stick the founders left for Congress to
vaccinated children can have a big garded the “checks and balances” of Clinton continued his 78-day bombing corral a runaway Supreme Court was
impact. In Washington, it took only Madisonian democracy. He is acting campaign until Belgrade yielded up its never picked up, never used.
4 to 6 percent of children without like an imperial president. cradle province of Kosovo. High among the reasons Trump was
inoculations to cause about 50 mea- Yet the decline of Congress is not Yet while presidents have acted deci- elected was that, for all his flaws and
sles cases. That’s because measles a recent phenomenon. And the princi- sively, without congressional authoriza- failings, he was seen as a doer, a man
is highly contagious. A person can pal collaborator in its fall from grace, tion and sometimes unconstitutionally, who “gets things done.”
contract the disease just by enter- from being “the first branch of govern- Congress has failed to defend, and even And high among the reasons that
ing a room for up to two hours after ment” to the least esteemed, has been surrendered, its legitimate constitution- autocrats are on the rise is that the
an infected person has left it. Congress itself, its own timidity and al powers. centrist parties being shoved aside are
Some of the children whose cowardice. Congress’s authority “to regulate perceived as having failed the people
parents did not get them vacci- Contrast, if you will, the now-invet- commerce with foreign nations” has in their most basic demands — fewer
nated are aware of the problem. erate torpor and inaction of Congress been largely ceded to the executive migrants, more secure borders, preser-
The Washington Post reports that with how presidents, declared by branch, with Congress agreeing to con- vation of national identity, putting their
“Internet-savvy teenagers are historians to be great or near great, fine itself to a “yeah” or “nay” vote on own people and their country own first.
fact-checking their parents’ deci- have acted. whatever trade treaty the White House Whatever may be said of the auto-
sions in a digital health reawaken- Thomas Jefferson seized upon negotiates and sends to the Hill. crats, be it Trump, Putin or Xi Jinping,
ing — and seeking their own treat- Napoleon’s sudden offer to sell the vast Congress’s authority to “coin mon- they are not talkers but doers. They
ments in bouts of family defiance.” Louisiana territory for $15 million in ey” and “regulate the value thereof” act.
Parents should not be too sur- an act of dubious constitutionality by was long ago transferred to the Federal And they may very well own the
prised. They taught their children Jefferson’s own judgment. History has Reserve. future.
to question authority, so it is per- validated his decision. Congress’s power to declare war Patrick J. Buchanan, a nationally
fectly normal for kids to do exactly Andrew Jackson — “John Marshall has been ignored by presidents since syndicated columnist, was a senior advi-
that — and wonder if their parents has made his decision; now let him Truman. Authorizations for the use of sor to presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald
got it wrong. enforce it!” — shoved aside a Supreme military force have replaced declara- Ford and Ronald Reagan. His website is
Greenwood Commonwealth Court ruling denying him the right tions of war, with presidents deciding
The Dispatch • Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5A

Southern Baptist president says database of abusers possible

With 15 million members and over 47,000 churches, the Southern Southern Baptists needed to
“repent of appealing to autono-
an investigation of 10 church-
es that have been identified in
Baptist Convention is the nation’s largest Protestant denomination my as a cover-up for lack of ac-
media reports as covering up
By TRAVIS LOLLER an investigation last week that structure as a voluntary asso- He said the advisory group The Nashville-based de-
The Associated Press detailed hundreds of cases of ciation of autonomous church- was studying the possibility of a nomination already kicks out
abuse in its churches. es has hindered past efforts at database but that the subject is churches that affirm homosex-
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — More Those revelations added a fighting sexual abuse. complicated. uality or call female pastors.
than a decade after the South- sense of urgency to a meeting At the denomination’s annual “Just because we are not an- Greear, who is a pastor
ern Baptist Convention rejected of the SBC’s executive commit- meeting in 2008, the executive nouncing any plans regarding a at The Summit Church in
the idea of creating a database tee on Monday night, where committee said local church database tonight does not mean Durham, North Carolina, said
of ministers credibly accused President J.D. Greear reported autonomy made it impossible to that we are not doing every- if there had been news stories
of sexual abuse, leaders said on on the progress of a sexual as- implement a database of abus- thing we can to evaluate it as an of Southern Baptist churches
Monday night the possibility is sault advisory committee. ers, an idea that survivors and option,” he said. performing gay weddings, the
on the table. With 15 million members their supporters had been advo- Greear also said the denomi- denomination would take action
The denomination already and over 47,000 churches, the cating. Critics accused the de- nation should kick out churches “because our position is clear.
was looking at how it could bet- Southern Baptist Convention is nomination of using the struc- that show “wanton disregard for “We must make it clear that
ter respond to abuse when two the nation’s largest Protestant ture as an excuse not to act. sexual abuse and for caring for our position on abuse is not up
Texas newspapers published denomination. But the SBC’s But on Monday, Greear said the survivors” and suggested for debate.”

Aurora shooter’s permit Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times

Square kiss photo dies at 95
was revoked but gun wasn’t seized Photograph captured celebration
45-year-old’s second background check, which found a firearms or ammunition.
They must pass a back- of the day Japan surrendered to
1995 aggravated assault conviction in Mississippi, only ground check, but the law
does not mandate that po- the U.S. in World War II
prompted a letter that stated his permit was revoked and lice ensure weapons have
been removed if a red flag The Associated Press
ordered him to turn over his firearm to police is raised later.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The ecstatic sailor
Legislation was intro-
The Associated Press ing him to turn over his state gun license permit duced in 2016 to require shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrat-
firearm to police — raising was revoked in 2014, Au- police go to the homes of ing the end of World War II died Sunday. George
AURORA, Ill. — An questions about the state’s rora Police Chief Kristen gun owners who have their Mendonsa was 95.
initial background check enforcement to ensure Ziman said. FOID cards revoked and Mendonsa fell and had a seizure at the assisted
failed to detect a felony those who lose their per- But he never gave up search for the weapons, living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where
conviction that should mits also turn over their the .40-caliber Smith & but it failed over concerns he lived with his wife of 70 years, his daughter, Sha-
have barred the man who weapons. Wesson handgun he used it would overtax police de- ron Molleur, told The Providence Journal.
killed five co-workers and A vigil for the victims, in the attack. Investiga- partments, said Democrat- Mendonsa was shown kissing Greta Zimmer
wounded six other people including a university stu- tors are still trying to de- ic Rep. Kathleen Willis. Friedman, a dental assistant in a nurse’s uniform,
at a suburban Chicago dent on his first day as an termine what exactly law She wants to see a sim- on Aug. 14, 1945 — known as V-J Day, the day Japan
manufacturing plant from intern and a longtime plant enforcement agencies did ilar measure introduced surrendered to the United States. People spilled
buying the gun. manager, was held Sunday after that letter was sent, again. into the New York City streets to celebrate the news.
Months later, a sec- outside Henry Pratt Co. Ziman said. “Let’s use some com- Mendonsa planted a kiss on Friedman, whom he
ond background check in Aurora, about 40 miles Illinois lawmakers who mon sense. If you have had never met.
of Gary Martin found his west of Chicago. More support more gun control someone with a felony, An iconic photo of the kiss by Alfred Eisenstaedt
1995 aggravated assault than 1,500 people braved measures said Martin was obviously they are not the was first published in Life magazine and is called
conviction in Mississip- snow and freezing drizzle able to keep the gun be- best law-abiding citizens “V-J Day in Times Square,” but is known to most as
pi involving the stabbing to attend. cause of a flaw in the 1968 who are going to follow “The Kiss.”
of an ex-girlfriend. But Martin, 45, was killed law that requires residents through when they get It became one of the most famous photographs
it prompted only a letter in a shootout with officers to get a Firearm Owner’s the letter and go, ‘oh yeah, of the 20th century.
stating his gun permit had Friday, ending his deadly Identification card, or here’s my gun, no prob- Another photographer, Victor Jorgensen, who
been revoked and order- rampage at the plant. His FOID card, to purchase lem,’” Willis said. was in the Navy, also captured the moment in a sim-
ilar photo. The moment has been shared widely and
is often seen on posters.
Several people later claimed to be the kissing
couple, and it was years before Mendonsa and
Friedman were confirmed to be the couple.
Area obituaries Mendonsa served on a destroyer during the war
and was on leave when the end of the war was an-
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Obituaries with basic informa- DEK ALB — Roger
itation is two hours sister, Frances Snyder Pierce, 52, died Feb. 18, House in 2015, Mendonsa spoke about the kiss. He
tion including visitation and
service times, are provided
prior to services at the of Norfork, Arkansas; 2019. said Friedman reminded him of nurses on a hospi-
funeral home. Cleve- half-sister, Glynda tal ship that he saw care for wounded sailors.
free of charge. Extended Services will be at
land-Moffett Funeral Pflug of Dumas, Texas; “I saw what those nurses did that day and now
obituaries with a photograph, 2 p.m. Thursday at
detailed biographical informa- Home is in charge of half-brother, Butch back in Times Square the war ends, a few drinks,
Cockrell Funeral Home
tion and other details families arrangements. Northcott of Canadian, so I grabbed the nurse,” Mendonsa said, WPRI-TV
Chapel in Macon. reported.
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able for a fee. Obituaries must
born Feb. 8, 1942, in children; and seven Pinetucky Cemetery in
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body was donated to science, Umfress. He attended vidson, Ethan Williams, Make your funeral/cremations plans in advance.
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submitted to the newspaper He is survived by his made to Pheba Ceme- be made to St. Jude
1131 N. Lehmberg Rd.
no later than 3 p.m. the day brother, Gary Umfress tery Fund, c/o Becky Children’s Hospital or Columbus, MS 39702
prior for publication Tuesday of Amory. McNeel, P.O. Box 23, Sweet Paws Rescue. (662) 328-1808
through Friday; no later than 4 Pheba, MS 39755 or to
p.m. Saturday for the Sunday
Norma Thompson Pheba Baptist Church,
P.O. Box 5, Pheba, MS Grady Moore Sr.
Robert Young
edition; and no later than 7:30
a.m. for the Monday edition. PHEBA — Norma NOXUBEE — Grady
L. Thompson, 86, died 39755.
Incomplete notices must be re- T. Moore Sr., 70, died
ceived no later than 7:30 a.m. Feb. 17, 2019, at her Feb. 16, 2019.
for the Monday through Friday residence. Larry Caldwell Arrangements are Robert Arvil Young, age 87, of Columbus, MS,
editions. Paid notices must be Services will be at 3 CRAWFORD — Lar- incomplete an will be passed away February 17, 2019, at his residence.
finalized by 3 p.m. for inclusion p.m. Wednesday at Phe- ry Caldwell, 58, died announced by Carter’s A memorial service will be Tuesday, February
the next day Monday through Feb. 18, 2019, at Bap- 19, 2019, at 2:00 PM at Memorial Gunter Peel
ba Baptist Church with Funeral Services of
Thursday; and on Friday by 3
the Rev. Terry Rhodes tist Memorial Hospi- Chapel, College St. location with military honors.
p.m. for Sunday and Monday Macon.
publication. For more informa- and Brad Latham tal-Golden Triangle. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
tion, call 662-328-2471. officiating. Burial will Arrangements are Mr. Young was born September 2, 1931, in
follow at Pheba Ceme- incomplete and will be Guntersille, AL, to the late Charlie and Viola
tery. Visitation is from announced by Memori- Oden Young. He was a veteran of the Korean
Baby Chase Shelly 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at al Gunter Peel Funeral War and Vietnam, serving in the United States
COLUMBUS — Calvert Funeral Home Home and Crematory, Air Force as a medic and physician’s assistant
Baby Chase Anthony and done hour prior to Second Avenue North for over 40 years. Mr. Young was a member of
Shelly died Feb. 15, services at the church. location. the Columbus Air Force Base Chapel for over 40
2019, at Baptist Memo- Calvert Funeral Home years. He loved hunting, fishing, camping and
rial Hospital-Golden
is in charge of arrange- Myrtle Hughes traveling the world and was a member of Big
ments. ALICEVILLE, Ala. Buck Hunting Club.
Graveside services Mrs. Thompson was In addition to his parents, he was preceded
— Myrtle Belle “Myr-
are at 3 p.m. Tuesday at born May 1, 1932, in tle B.” Hughes, 89, died in death by his brothers, Willie Young and Roy
Faith Harvest Church Archer City, Texas, to Feb. 17, 2019, at Alicev- Robert Young Young.
Cemetery with the the late Leslie Walter ille Manor Nursing Visitation: Survivors include his wife of 65 plus years,
Rev. Hugh Dent offici- and Eunice Darrell Home.
Tuesday, Feb. 19 • 1-2 PM
Edna West Young of Columbus, MS; sons, Rob-
Memorial Gunter Peel
ating. Carter’s Funeral Miller Sharp. She was Home Going Cele- Funeral Home ert Young and his wife, Sharon of Paris, TX and
Services is in charge of formerly employed bration services will College St. Location Charlie Young and his wife, Susan of Charleston,
Memorial Services
arrangements. as Postmaster Relief be at noon Friday at With Military Honors: SC; grandchildren, Justin, Casey, Rachel and
She is survived by with the United States Consolidated Baptist Tuesday, Feb. 19 • 2 PM Claire Young; and great-grandchildren, Kaylee,
Memorial Gunter Peel
her parents, Alvin Jones Postal Services and Church in Lexington, Funeral Home Coleman, Leah Kate and Riley Young.
and Laketa Shelly. was a member of Pheba Kentucky with Bish- College St. Location In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
Baptist Church. op Jimmy McClung the Columbus Air Force Base Chapel, 464 Harpe
Billy Umfress In addition to her officiating. Burial Larry Caldwell Blvd., Columbus, MS, 39701 or to Gideons Inter-
Incomplete national, P.O. Box 371, Columbus, MS, 39703.
AMORY — Billy parents, she was pre- will follow at Memory Memorial Gunter Peel
Umfress, 77, died Feb. ceded in death by her Gardens Cemetery in Funeral Home
17, 2019, at Diversicare husband, Earl Edmond Lexington. Visitation 2nd Ave. North Location
Nursing Home. “Bub” Thompson; and will be from 3-5 p.m.
Services are at 5 daughter, Lynn Wil- Wednesday at Laven-
p.m. Tuesday at Cleve- liams Thompson. der’s Funeral Service. Sign the online guest book at
land-Moffett Funeral She is survived by Lavender’s Funeral
Home with Chuck Mof- her daughter, Becky Service is in charge of 903 College Street • Columbus, MS
fett officiating. Burial Thompson McNeel and arrangements.
6A Tuesday, February 19, 2019 The Dispatch •

Health tip
■ Choose a location: Designate and declutter
a spot in your home for your workouts. Don’t
automatically pick your basement or garage. If it’s
not an appealing space, you won’t want to spend a
lot of time there.

Health tips from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen

Chocolate powers article on Health. week above what
com that the tested they regularly eat
and chocolate myths cough syrup, which for meals while
“The greatest tragedies were contained the at work. And 70
written by the Greeks and Shake- cocoa-based com- percent of those
speare ... neither knew chocolate,” pound theobromine calories are coming
says Sandra Boynton, the author of and antihistamine from free food.
the beloved birthday card “Hippo diphenhydramine,
Birdie Two Ewes” and more than 50 These foods can
isn’t the same as a cause substantial
children’s books. chocolate candy or
Is that another reason Americans weight gain and
drink. expose folks to
are feeling blue? Could be. The kind So enjoy a daily
of chocolate you and your neigh- Drs. Oz and Roizen unhealthy additives
ounce of dark choc- found in processed
bors eat is often super-processed olate for its health
milk and white chocolates, which and packaged foods
boost and flavor, and see your doc
are stripped of many of the magic (emulsifiers in cheeses, hormone
for reliable treatments for a dry or
bean’s benefits — that’s about as disruptors in plastic-wrapped foods
wet cough.
bad as (or worse than) having no and unhealthy fats).
chocolate at all! Even though office camaraderie
Instead, enjoy 70 percent cacao is associated with more happiness
dark chocolate. It’s loaded with co- on the job and more productivity,
coa solids that contain health-boost- Is work making you fat? start an office-wide campaign to
ing compounds like flavonoids. In a fifth-season episode of “The make food choices healthier and
Enjoy hot chocolate made with Office,” the staff, including execu- snacks less frequent.
walnut or almond milk (make sure tive Michael (Steve Carell), decides
Also, suggest forming a lunch-
they don’t contain the emulsifier to play a game of food catch. They
time walking club. Your stress
carrageenan) and natural, unsweet- start by throwing cheese puffs
response at work to daily deadlines,
ened cocoa powder. It contains more into each other’s mouths. By the
demanding bosses and difficult col-
flavonols (a type of flavonoid) than end, they’re stuffing their newly
cocoa powder that’s Dutch-pro- orange-colored faces with the junky leagues just amps up the temptation
snack food. Michael gets 32 into his to make poor food choices. Chron-
cessed or alkalized.
mouth at once! ically elevated levels of the stress
Research shows that chocolate
helps control blood pressure, fights We’ve all encountered such temp- hormone cortisol increase your ap-
cancer and neurodegenerative tations at work, whether it’s Free petite! Shared physical activity (not
diseases, and improves athletic per- Pizza Fridays, birthday cake for the including throwing cheese balls)
formance. But what it cannot do — boss, candy and soda in vending helps dispel stress, builds team spir-
at least not without help from other machines, or gloppy, fried stuff in it and improves your overall health.
additives in a cough syrup — is treat the cafeteria. Mehmet Oz, M.D. is host of “The
your winter hack. Now, the Centers for Disease Dr. Oz Show,” and Mike Roizen, M.D.
Despite headlines declaring Control and Prevention has pub- is Chief Wellness Officer and Chair of
chocolate is more effective than lished a report that looks at the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic.
cough medicine, the researcher who work-food habits of 5,000 office To live your healthiest, tune into “The
published the study that gave rise workers. Turns out they consume Dr. Oz Show” or visit www.sharecare.
to that claim makes it clear in an about 1,292 excess calories a com.

Mississippi offering drug addicts free help to get clean

Stand Up pi Bureau of Narcotics
Director John Dowdy.
Anyone in Mississip-
pi can receive free drug
available by calling 1-877-
210-8513 or visiting www.
Mississippi About 74 percent of the
deaths were attributed to
treatment regardless of
where they live in the

receives $14M opioids, he said. state, with more details

grant to continue
assisting addicts
The Associated Press

JACKSON — People
addicted to narcotics in
Mississippi can get free
help to stop using the
drugs through a state-
wide initiative.
Angela Mallette, an
outreach coordinator for
the Mississippi Depart-
ment of Mental Health,
said Stand Up Mississippi
has received a $14 million
grant to continue assist-
ing addicts for another
two years. The initiative
offers free recovery stays
and follow-up help to
make sure, Mallette said,
“those in recovery can
transition to healthy and
productive lives.”
Malette said the grant
is the initiative’s sec-
ond from the Substance
Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration
since 2017.
The Sun Herald re-
ports the program will
keep providing naloxone,
known as Narcon, to
first-responders for use
in drug overdoses. The
program also will contin-
ue medication-assisted
treatment, which pro-
vides free medicines to
help recovering addicts
deal with withdrawal
The program also
soon will offer a telemedi-
cine option for recovering
addicts who live in rural
areas without doctors
authorized to write pre-
scriptions for those med-
ications, “which don’t
make you high,” Mallette
said. People in Natchez,
for instance, would be
able to speak with a doc-
tor in a telephone confer-
ence to discuss prescrip-
tions, she said.
Mallette said the
state’s opioid problem
is not as bad as in some
other states. A total of
256 drug overdose deaths
were reported in 2017,
according to Mississip-
662-241-5000 B


White, Columbus take first step

on their title journey to Jackson
By Don Rowe Southaven held a one-point lead at
Special to The Dispatch halftime and delivered a wake-up call
to a Columbus team looking to bounce
The Columbus High School girls
back and make plans to get to Jackson,
basketball team was the favorite
the site of the state tournament.
Monday to move on to the next round of
Columbus took the first step to realiz-
the Mississippi High School Activities
Association (MHSAA) Class 6A North ing those plans thanks to a 27-10 second
State tournament. half that led to a 51-35 win.
Despite losing to Tupelo on Friday in Despite posting an 11-17 record and
the Region 2 championship game, Co- going winless in division play, Southav-
lumbus still entered its matchup against en entered the game with four of Region
Southaven with twice as many wins (22- 1’s top eight scorers in Taylor Wood-
Chris McDill/Special to The Dispatch 11) and 13 fewer losses. house, Ari Winston, Zieta Lee, and India
Columbus High School’s DJ Jackson tries to work around the defense of a But the Chargers didn’t follow the Jeffries.
Southaven player in their game Monday night in Columbus. script in the first half. See COLUMBUS, 4B

Heritage Academy Wins Playoff Opener COLLEGE BASEBALL

MSU’s Allen earns

SEC’s top award
From Special Reports

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State sopho-

more first baseman Tanner Allen was named
Monday one of Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s
National Players of the Week.
Allen went 7-for-13 (.583), scored five runs,
drove in 13 runs, and walked
once. Of his seven hits, five went
for extra bases, including the two
home runs, to account for 16 total
bases in a three-game sweep of
Youngstown State.
Allen posted single-game
career highs for RBIs (six) and
runs (three), while equaling his
career-best mark for hits (three).
He posted three-straight multi-RBI and multi-hit
games and added an extra-base hit in each game.
Allen opened the season by tying the game
Chris McDill/Special to The Dispatch See BASEBALL, 4B
Heritage Academy’s Lex Rogers eyes a penalty kick Monday in the boys soccer team’s match against Indianola
Academy in the first round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Division III tournament
in Columbus. Heritage Academy won 9-0 thanks to multiple goals by Rogers, Johnny Schwartz, and Noel Fisher. Game 4
Rocky Marcel and Todd Sharp also scored. The back line of goalkeeper Parker Maner and defenders Coen Velek, n Alabama-Birmingham, 4 p.m. Wednesday
Reuben Proffitt, Jackson Dicico, and Drew Knittig paved the way for the shutout. Heritage Academy will play (SEC Network+; WKBB-FM 100.9, WFCA-FM 107.9).
Starkville Academy, which beat Bayou Academy 3-1 in overtime on Monday, on Thursday.


Moorhead finalizes
positions for staff
From Special Reports

STARKVILLE — With the start of spring

practice two weeks away, second-year Mississip-
pi State football coach Joe Moorhead has final-
ized his on-field coaching staff roles for the 2019
Chris McDill/Special to The Dispatch Moorhead’s 10 assistants feature a combined
RIGHT: Heritage Academy’s Noel Fisher attempts to keep the ball away from an Indianola Academy player. 150-plus years of full-time experience in college
LEFT: Heritage Academy’s Todd Sharp tries to get away from two Indianola defenders. or the NFL. The following make up the 10 assis-
n Tony Hughes, Associate Head Coach/Tight
Ends (eighth year)
n Terry Richardson, Assistant Head Coach/
Run Game Coordinator/Running Backs (first
n Deke Adams, Defensive Line (first year)
n Andrew Breiner, Pass Game Coordinator/
Quarterbacks (second year)
n Terrell Buckley, Cornerbacks (fourth year)
n Marcus Johnson, Offensive Line (second
n Michael Johnson, Wide Receivers (first
n Joey Jones, Special Teams Coordinator
(second year)
n Tem Lukabu, Linebackers (second year)
n Bob Shoop, Defensive Coordinator/Safeties
(second year)
Moorhead, the 2016 and 2017 National Offen-
sive Coordinator of the Year, will serve as the of-
fensive playcaller.
Shoop, the coordinator of the nation’s No. 1
defense in 2018, returns after becoming MSU’s
first Broyles Award finalist since 1999. Last fall,
Football Scoop named him National Defensive
Coordinator of the Year after his unit led the na-
tion in eight categories.
Four of Moorhead’s assistants also have
served as head coaches, including Breiner,
Shoop, Jones, and Hughes, who re-joined the
staff in December after a two-plus-year stint at
Jackson State.
MSU will begin spring practice on Tuesday,
March 5. It will end with the Maroon and White
Chris McDill/Special to The Dispatch Spring Game at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Da-
Heritage Academy’s Owen Riley puts a shot on goal in the second half. vis Wade Stadium. Admission is free.
2B Tuesday, February 19, 2019 The Dispatch •


Robinson, Georgia
11. Marquette 21-4 987 10 GEORGIA (15-10): Caldwell 7-13 1-2 15,
Mississippi State Monday’s Men’s Major
12. Kansas
13. LSU
20-6 801 14
21-4 773 19
Robinson 10-12 2-3 24, Cole 2-5 0-0 4, Connal-
ly 1-8 5-6 7, Morrison 3-4 1-1 8, Paul 2-5 1-2 5,
Track and field team’s men’s 800-meter runners EAST
Boston U. 70, Holy Cross 60
14. Texas Tech
15. Purdue
21-5 733 15
18-7 699 12
Staiti 3-7 0-0 6, Henderson 1-2 0-0 3, Hose 0-1
0-0 0, Hubbard 0-2 1-2 1, Johnson 2-7 0-0 5,
16. Florida State 20-5 525 17 Totals 31-66 11-16 78.
remain No. 2 in USTFCCCA #EventSquad rankings Kansas St. 65, West Virginia 51

defeat Ole Miss

17. Villanova 20-6 519 13 Ole Miss 13 11 13 19 — 56
SOUTH 18. Louisville 18-8 507 16 Georgia 24 17 19 18 —78
STARKVILLE — With the Southeastern Conference Indoor MVSU 70, Southern U. 59 19. Iowa State 19-6 426 23 3-Point Goals—Ole Miss 5-16 (Reid 0-1,
Championships days away, three Mississippi State men’s track and field NC Central 98, Howard 90 20. Virginia Tech 20-5 408 22 Sessom 2-5, Salter 0-2, Allen 3-7, Dozier 0-1),
Norfolk St. 76, NC A&T 58 21. Iowa 20-5 389 21 Georgia 5-11 (Robinson 2-2, Connally 0-3, Mor-
event groups remained in the top 25 of their respective USTFCCCA Prairie View 92, Grambling St. 87 22. Wisconsin 17-8 250 20 rison 1-1, Staiti 0-1, Henderson 1-1, Hubbard
#EventSquad Rankings. SC State 57, Florida A&M 54 23. Kansas State 19-6 249 18 0-1, Johnson 1-2). Assists—Ole Miss 5 (Reid
Savannah St. 79, Bethune-Cookman 70 24. Maryland 19-7 211 24 2), Georgia 23 (Cole 10). Rebounds—Ole Miss
The men’s 800-meter group once again leads the way at No. 2 in Texas Southern 77, Jackson St. 65 25. Buffalo 22-3 164 25 32 (Crawford 6), Georgia 40 (Caldwell 5). Total From Staff and Wire Reports
the nation with an average time of 1 minute, 49.31 seconds, highlighted Virginia 64, Virginia Tech 58 Also Receiving Votes: Cincinnati 99, Wofford Fouls—Ole Miss 18, Georgia 13. A—3,812.
32, Auburn 21, Washington 20, Mississippi
by sophomore Canadian national record holder Marco Arop’s mark of MIDWEST
State 2, St. John’s 2, Ole Miss 1, Yale 1. SEC Women
1:45.90 set on Feb. 9 at the Tiger Paw Invitational.
Wisconsin 64, Illinois 58
Conf. Pct. Overall Pct. ATHENS, Ga. — Caliya Robinson scored
Dejon Devroe (1:49.46), Daniel Nixon (1:49.69), and Kenya Small
Ark.-Pine Bluff 73, Alcorn St. 62
USA Today Top 25 Miss. State 11-1 .917 23-2 .920
14 of her game-high 24 points in the first
Oklahoma St. 68, TCU 61 The weekly poll, with first-place votes in S. Carolina 11-1 .917 19-6 .760
(1:52.20) combine to give MSU its ranking. Nixon’s season-best mark FAR WEST parentheses, records through Feb. 17, points
based on 25 points for a first-place vote through
Texas A&M 8-4 .667 19-6 .760 quarter Monday night to lead the Georgia
came Feb. 9 at Clemson, where he finished fourth behind Arop and E. Washington 82, Idaho 57 Kentucky 8-4 .667 21-5 .800
one point for a 25th-place vote and previous Missouri 8-5 .615 19-8 .704 women’s basketball team to a 78-56 victory
Devroe, who placed third. The AP Men’s ranking:
MSU’s men’s 200 group remained at the No. 12 spot with an Rec. Pts Pvs
Auburn 7-6 .538 19-7 .731
against Ole Miss in a Southeastern Confer-
Top 25 Fared Tennessee 6-6 .500 17-8 .680
average time of 21.30. Terryon Conwell ran a personal-best 20.99 at Monday
1. Duke (28)
2. Gonzaga (4)
23-2 796 2
25-2 761 3
LSU 6-6 .500 15-9 .625 ence game at Stegeman Coliseum.
Georgia 6-6 .500 15-10 .600
Clemson to move into fifth all-time in MSU indoor history. 1. Duke (23-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 8
North Carolina, Wednesday.
3. Virginia
4. Kentucky
22-2 712 4
21-4 699 5
Arkansas 5-7 .417 16-10 .615 Robinson was 10-for-12 from the field,
The Bulldogs’ men’s 60m squad holds strong at No. 24 in the 2. Gonzaga (25-2) did not play. Next: at 5. Tennessee 23-2 692 1
Alabama 3-9 .250 11-14 .440
2-for-2 from behind the arc and 2-for-3 at the
Santa Clara, Thursday. Ole Miss 3-9 .250 9-17 .346
nation with an average of 6.84. 6. Nevada 24-1 621 6
MSU will compete at the SEC Indoor Championships on Friday and
3. Virginia (23-2) beat No. 20 7. Michigan 23-3 570 7
2-10 .167 6-19 .240
1-11 .090 6-19 .240
free-throw line for her fifth 20-point game
Virginia Tech 64-58. Next: at No. 18 Louisville,
Saturday at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Saturday.
8. Houston
9. North Carolina
25-1 563 9
20-5 550 8
this season.
4. Kentucky (21-4) did not play. Next: at
A portion of both days’ events will be streamed live on SEC Network+. Missouri, Tuesday. 10. Marquette 21-4 520 10
Monday’s Game
Georgia 78, Ole Miss 56 Sophomore Maya Caldwell scored a sea-
11. Michigan State 21-5 467 12
A tape delay of Saturday’s events will air at 2:55 p.m. on the SEC 5. Tennessee (23-2) did not play. Next:
vs. Vanderbilt, Tuesday. 12. Kansas 20-6 370 14 Today’s Games
No games scheduled
son-high 15 points. Caldwell and Robinson
Network. 6. Nevada (24-1) did not play. Next: at San
Diego State, Wednesday.
13. Purdue
14. Texas Tech
18-7 359 11
21-5 334 15 Wednesday’s Games also had five rebounds, while redshirt junior
15. LSU 21-4 309 21 No games scheduled
Taja Cole recorded her fourth game with 10-
Ole Miss
7. Michigan (23-3) did not play. Next: at Thursday’s Games
Minnesota, Thursday. 16. Villanova 20-6 308 13
8. North Carolina (20-5) did not play. 17. Florida State 20-5 273 19 Kentucky at South Carolina, 6 p.m.
(SEC Network)
plus assists to help Georgia improve to 15-10
Men’s basketball team will take on South Carolina Next: at No. 1 Duke, Wednesday.
9. Houston (25-1) did not play. Next: vs.
18. Virginia Tech
19. Iowa
20-5 250 16
20-5 244 17 Arkansas at Georgia, 6 p.m. and 6-6 in the SEC.
Florida at LSU, 6:30 p.m.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Ole Miss men’s basketball team will South Florida, Saturday.
10. Michigan State (21-5) did not play.
20. Iowa State
21. Kansas State
19-6 217 22
19-6 184 18 Alabama at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m. “We are at a point where we are peaking
take on South Carolina at 6 p.m. Tuesday (SEC Network) in a pivotal
Southeastern Conference matchup at Colonial Life Arena.
Next: vs. Rutgers, Wednesday. 22. Louisville 18-8 173 20 Mississippi State at Ole Miss, 7 p.m.
Tennessee at Texas A&M, 8 p.m.
at the right time,” Georgia coach Joni Taylor
11. Marquette (21-4) did not play. Next: 23. Wisconsin 17-8 120 23
Ole Miss, which is also receiving votes in the national rankings, vs. Butler, Wednesday. 24. Buffalo 22-3 82 24 (SEC Network) said. “I think we have a more mature under-
12. Kansas (20-6) did not play. Next: at Friday’s Games
enters the game at 18-7 and 8-4 in the SEC. South Carolina comes in at No. 14 Texas Tech, Saturday.
25. Cincinnati
25. Maryland
21-4 66
19-7 66 25

No games scheduled standing of who we are as a team and what we
13-12 and 8-4. The teams are tied for fourth in the SEC. 13. LSU (21-4) did not play. Next: vs.
Florida, Wednesday.
Also Receiving Votes: Washington 20,
Wofford 19, North Texas 9, Arizona State 8,
Saturday’s Games
No games scheduled
need to do, versus where we were at the be-
With three weeks left in the regular season, the game could be a 14. Texas Tech (21-5) did not play. Next: Auburn 8, Ole Miss 6, Mississippi State 6, Sunday’s Games ginning of the year. There can be no letdowns
major factor in determining seeds for the SEC tournament. The top four vs. No. 12 Kansas, Saturday. St. John’s 6, Furman 5, Texas 4, Hofstra 1, Vanderbilt at Mississippi State, 1 p.m.
seeds earn a double bye to the conference tournament quarterfinals.
15. Purdue (18-7) did not play. Next: at Southern Mississippi 1, Texas State 1. (SEC Network) for us in terms of the position we’re in, trying
Indiana, Tuesday.
The winner will have a one-game lead on the loser, including the tie- 16. Florida State (20-5) did not play. Next: Monday’s Women’s Major LSU at Kentucky, 1 p.m.
Missouri at Auburn, 2 p.m.
to claw our way back into fighting position in
breaker from the only matchup of the season. The winner also will have at Clemson, Tuesday.
17. Villanova (20-6) did not play. Next: at Scores Ole Miss at Arkansas, 3 p.m. (SEC Network) the SEC race and also to get into the NCAA
South Carolina at Tennessee, 3 p.m.
at least a two-game advantage on the rest of the conference. Georgetown, Wednesday.
18. Louisville (18-8) did not play. Next: at
Bryant 68, Fairleigh Dickinson 48 Georgia at Alabama, 5 p.m. (SEC Network) tournament. I think our team understands
n Wegener leads men’s golf team: At Houston, Sophomore
Cecil Wegener has the lead at the All-American Intercollegiate after a
Syracuse, Wednesday. LIU Brooklyn 69, Sacred Heart 64
Mount St. Mary’s 81, Wagner 66
Monday’s Game
Texas A&M at Florida, 6 p.m. (SEC Network)
that, and we’ve had really good focus in prac-
19. Iowa State (19-6) did not play. Next:
second-round 4-under 68 Monday afternoon. vs. Baylor, Tuesday. Robert Morris 66, St. Francis (Pa.) 60 tice and have been able to put some good
20. Virginia Tech (20-6) lost to No. 3 St. Francis Brooklyn 70, CCSU 58 The AP Women’s Top 25
Wegener got off to a hot start on the back nine for the sec- Virginia 64-58. Next: at Notre Dame, Saturday. SOUTH The weekly poll, with first-place votes in games together.”
Bethune-Cookman 68, Savannah St. 47
ond-straight day and takes a two-shot lead into the final round of play 21. Iowa (20-5) did not play. Next: vs. No.
24 Maryland, Tuesday.
Georgia 78, Mississippi 56
parentheses, records through Feb. 17, total
points based on 25 points for a first-place vote
Robinson scored three-straight baskets to
Tuesday. Grambling St. 73, Prairie View 57
22. Wisconsin (18-8) beat Illinois 64-58. Howard 80, NC Central 70 through one point for a 25th-place vote and last push Georgia’s lead to 20-10 en route to a 24-
“I’ve been hitting it well all week and the key for me has just been Next: at Northwestern, Saturday. Jackson St. 73, Texas Southern 64 week’s ranking:
staying patient on the greens and trusting that putts will fall,” Wegener
23. Kansas State (20-6) beat West NC A&T 49, Norfolk St. 44 Rec. Pts Prv 13 lead after 10 minutes.
Virginia 65-51. Next: vs. Oklahoma State,
said. “The mindset for tomorrow doesn’t change, I’m just going to go Saturday.
Notre Dame 95, NC State 72
SC State 61, Florida A&M 48
1. Baylor (26)
2. Oregon (2)
23-1 698
24-1 672
Georgia extended its lead in the second pe-
make as many birdies as I can and see what happens.” 24. Maryland (19-7) did not play. Next: at
No. 21 Iowa, Tuesday.
Southern U. 67, MVSU 46
3. UConn 23-2 638 4 riod. Sophomore Que Morrison pushed Geor-
4. Louisville 23-2 610 2
The Ridgeland native leads the team with eight birdies, including 25. Buffalo (22-3) did not play. Next: vs.
Ohio, Tuesday.
N. Illinois 77, W. Michigan 64
Rutgers 69, Indiana 61 5. Notre Dame 23-3 596 6 gia’s advantage to 15 points with a 3-pointer
four in a five-hole stretch.
“Cecil had an incredible round of golf,” Ole Miss coach Chris Malloy Southeastern
Ark.-Pine Bluff 66, Alcorn St. 57
6. Mississippi State
7. Stanford
23-2 555
21-4 475 10
with less than two minutes to go in the first
said. “He was very solid from tee to green and really played great Conference Men FAR WEST 8. Maryland 23-3 458 7 half. Morrison’s shot at the buzzer gave Geor-
Idaho 75, E. Washington 74 9. N.C. State 22-2 455 12
considering the conditions. It was cold and very windy so any round
Conf. Pct. Overall Pct.
11-1 .917 23-2 .920
Oregon St. 67, Oregon 62 10. Iowa 21-5 439 14 gia a 41-24 halftime lead.
under par was a very impressive.” LSU 11-1 .917 21-4 .840 The AP Women’s 11. Marquette
12. Oregon State
22-4 437
20-5 413
9 Georgia led by 20 points or more for most
Ole Miss tied for the lowest round of the day (2-over 290) and Kentucky 10-2 .833 21-4 .840
Ole Miss 8-4 .667 18-7 .720 Top 25 Fared 13. South Carolina 19-6 398 11 of the second half.
is sixth, 10 shots back of first place Sam Houston State. Ole Miss is S. Carolina 8-4 .667 13-12 .520 Monday 14. Miami 22-5 350 20
second in the field in pars with 118, including a team-high 25 by senior Mississippi St. 6-6 .500 18-7 .720 1. Baylor (23-1) did not play. Next: vs. 15. Gonzaga 23-3 275 13 Crystal Allen had 21 points to lead Ole
Auburn 6-6 .500 17-8 .680
Josh Seiple. Alabama 6-6 .500 15-10 .600
Kansas, Wednesday.
2. Oregon (24-2) lost to No. 12 Oregon
16. Kentucky
17. Arizona State
21-5 261 17
18-6 247 19 Miss (8-17, 3-10). It was her 10th game with
Consistent play by Jackson Suber moved him into the top 15. Florida
6-6 .600 14-11 .560
5-7 .417 14-11 .560
State 67-62. Next: vs. UCLA, Friday.
3. UConn (23-2) did not play. Next: vs.
18. Syracuse 19-6 232 16 20 or more points.
19. Texas 20-6 225 15
A string of birdies on Nos. 12 and 13 paved the way for an even-par Missouri
Texas A&M
3-9 .250 12-12 .500
3-9 .250 10-14 .417
Memphis, Wednesday.
4. Louisville (23-2) did not play. Next: at 20. Iowa State 19-6 155 18 “The first five minutes we were doing fine,
second round. The freshman led the team with 14 pars today and went
bogey-free for the last 12 holes.
1-11 .083 10-15 .400
0-12 .000 9-16 .360
Virginia, Thursday.
5. Notre Dame (24-3) beat No. 9 N.C.
21. Texas A&M
22. Florida State
19-6 117 22
21-5 106 21 but we hit a little adversity and I thought for
The final round is set to begin at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday. Monday’s Games
State 95-72. Next: vs. Duke, Thursday.
6. Mississippi State (23-2) did not play.
23. South Dakota
24. Drake
23-3 90
19-5 40

15 minutes, the last five minutes of the first
n Men’s track and field team ranked No. 19: At Oxford, the No games scheduled
Today’s Games
Next: at Mississippi, Thursday. 25. Rice 22-3 30 — quarter and all 10 minutes of the second quar-
7. Stanford (21-4) did not play. Next: vs.
men’s track and field team is ranked No. 19 in the Week 5 USTF- Ole Miss at South Carolina, 6 p.m. Arizona, Friday.
Also Receiving Votes: Missouri 29, Rutgers
29, West Virginia 19, Minnesota 11, UCLA ter, we just got manhandled,” Ole Miss coach
CCCA National Rating Index released by the coaches association (SEC Network) 8. Maryland (23-3) did not play. Next: vs.
Vanderbilt at Tennessee, 6 p.m. (ESPN) Minnesota, Thursday.
9, Michigan State 7, Boise State 5, BYU 4, Yolett McPhee-McCuin said. “That was disap-
Monday. Kentucky at Missouri, 8 p.m. (ESPN) Clemson 4, Kansas State 4, South Dakota
Ole Miss recorded the largest jump in the nation up 74 spots to Alabama at Texas A&M, 8 p.m. (SEC Network)
9. N.C. State (22-3) lost to No. 5 Notre
Dame 95-72. Next: vs. Wake Forest, Thursday. State 4, Central Michigan 1, DePaul 1, Florida pointing. On the bright side, in the third and
Wednesday’s Games Gulf Coast 1.
No. 18. Despite falling down one spot this week, the distance medley Mississippi St. at Georgia, 5:30 p.m.
10. Iowa (21-5) did not play. Next: at
Indiana, Thursday. fourth, we fought. I played my young kids. We
relay of sophomore Waleed Suliman, junior James Burnett, sophomore (SEC Network) 11. Marquette (22-4) did not play. Next: AP Voting for Adam were able to get some kind of activity, but we
Florida at LSU, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
John Rivera Jr., and senior Derek Gutierrez recorded the third-best Arkansas at Auburn, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
vs. Butler, Friday.
12. Oregon State (21-5) beat No. 2 Minichino have got to figure out a way to keep it going
Thursday’s Games Oregon 67-62. Next: vs. Southern Cal, Friday. Former Dispatch sports editor Adam Minichino
DMR time in the NCAA at 9:34.43, which converts to 9:26.74 when
accounting for track size.
No games scheduled
Friday’s Games
13. South Carolina (19-6) did not play. is a voter on The Associated Press’ weekly from beginning to end.”
Next: vs. No. 16 Kentucky, Thursday. women’s college basketball poll. Here is his
Ole Miss is also receiving significant help in the national rankings
No games scheduled
Saturday’s Games
14. Miami (22-5) did not play. Next: at ballot for this week: Allen scored 16 points in the fourth quar-
Virginia Tech, Thursday.
from eight additional performances. Waleed Suliman’s school record Tennessee at LSU, 11 a.m. (ESPN)
Auburn at Kentucky, 12:30 p.m. (WCBI)
15. Gonzaga (23-3) did not play. Next: at
1. Baylor
2. Oregon
ter. She has scored in double digits in all but
Santa Clara, Thursday.
and NCAA No. 2 mile time of 3:56.78 is contributing 19.32 points. Georgia at Ole Miss, 2:30 p.m. (SEC Network) 16. Kentucky (21-5) did not play. Next: at 3. Louisville three games.
Suliman also holds the NCAA’s 25th-best 800-meter time (1:49.18). Missouri at Florida, 3 p.m.
Vanderbilt at Alabama, 5 p.m.
No. 13 South Carolina, Thursday.
17. Arizona State (18-6) did not play.
4. UConn
5. Notre Dame
All five Rebel freshmen played at least 14
Other performances contributing are Derek Gutierrez in the mile South Carolina at Mississippi State, 5 p.m.
(13th, 3:58.55) and the 3K (35th, 7:57.78), Allen Gordon in the high jump (SEC Network)
Next: at California, Friday.
18. Syracuse (19-6) did not play. Next: vs.
6. Mississippi State minutes. Taylor Smith had seven points and
Texas A&M at Arkansas, 7:30 p.m. 7. Marquette
(19th, 2.19 meters/7 feet, 2 ¼ inches) and long jump (23rd, 7.69m/25-2 (SEC Network)
Pittsburgh, Thursday.
19. Texas (20-6) did not play. Next: vs. 8. Iowa three rebounds, while Mimi Reid had six
3/4), John Rivera Jr. in the 800 (29th, 1:49.41), and Manny Foster in the Sunday’s Games
No games scheduled
Texas Tech, Saturday.
20. Iowa State (19-6) did not play. Next: at
9. Maryland points and two rebounds. Gabby Crawford
10. South Carolina
long jump (33rd, 7.64m/25-3/4).
The AP Men’s Top 25 Oklahoma, Wednesday. 11. Oregon State had four points and six rebounds.
n Volleyball team announces spring schedule: At Oxford, the 21. Texas A&M (19-6) did not play. Next:
volleyball team will play four matches in the spring, including three at the
The weekly poll, with first-place votes in
parentheses, records through Feb. 17, total
vs. Tennessee, Thursday. 12. North Carolina State
13. Miami
“At one point, I had four freshmen on the
22. Florida State (21-5) did not play. Next:
Gillom Athletics Performance Center. points based on 25 points for a first-place vote at No. 14 Miami, Sunday. 14. Arizona State floor,” McPhee-McCuin said. “This was their
through one point for a 25th-place vote and last 23. South Dakota (23-3) did not play.
Ole Miss will play host to Memphis (March 26), Southern Missis- week’s ranking: Next: vs. Denver, Thursday.
15. Stanford
16. Minnesota
first time being thrown in the fire and I was
Rec. Pts Prv
sippi and Mississippi College (March 30), Alabama-Huntsville (April 9), 1. Duke (58) 23-2 1594 2
24. Drake (19-5) did not play. Next: vs.
Evansville, Friday.
17. West Virginia pretty proud of them and how they competed
and April 13 at the Memphis Metro. Times and opponents are still to be 2. Gonzaga (6) 25-2 1502 3 25. Rice (22-3) did not play. Next: at North 18. Syracuse
for the time that they played. We are going to
3. Virginia 22-2 1476 4 Texas, Saturday. 19. Gonzaga
determined for the final date. 4. Kentucky
5. Tennessee
21-4 1383 5
23-2 1376 1 Georgia 78, Ole Miss 56
20. Iowa State try and build off of that.”
21. Texas
6. Nevada 24-1 1240 7 OLE MISS (9-17): Kitchens 0-1 2-2 2, Ole Miss will play host to No. 6 Mississip-
Southern Mississippi 7. Michigan
8. North Carolina
23-3 1150 6
20-5 1129 8
Muhate 0-4 0-0 0, Reid 3-6 0-1 6, Sessom
2-11 0-0 6, Smith 3-3 1-2 7, Crawford 1-3 2-2 4,
22. Texas A&M
23. South Dakota
pi State at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Pavilion at
24. Florida State
Sumerlin named to Getterman Classic 9. Houston
10. Michigan State
25-1 1085 9
21-5 1046 11
Matthews 1-2 0-0 2, Salter 2-6 0-0 4, Allen 8-14
2-3 21, Dozier 2-4 0-0 4, Totals 22-54 7-10 56. 25. Rice Ole Miss.
All-Tournament Team
HATTIESBURG — Southern Mississippi junior shortstop
Lacey Sumerlin was named Monday to the Getterman Classic
All-Tournament Team.
Sumerlin led the Golden Eagles with a home run, four RBIs,
Ogunbowale lifts No. 2 Notre Dame past No. 9 N.C. State
and a .692 slugging percentage in five games against then-No. 16 By A ARON BEARD bounded, we got the break going. And ter halftime.
Baylor, UT Arlington, and Sam Houston State. The Associated Press I think when we can get going in tran- N.C. State coach Wes Moore said
“I was excited to see that I made the Getterman Classic sition, we can score.”
All-Tournament Team, but I felt that we had so many players with RALEIGH, N.C. — Once the No- the team normally sends one or two
The Irish (24-3, 11-2 Atlantic Coast
outstanding performances that deserved it as well,” Sumerlin said.
tre Dame women’s basketball team guards back to defend against tran-
“I can’t wait to take on this next week with this amazing team and Conference) certainly proved it, too.
continue to grow and show everyone what we are made of. A solo gets loose in transition, it’s hard for Leading just 41-36 at halftime, No- sition chances, but tried sending all
performance will never come close to what this team can do when anybody to slow the fifth-ranked and tre Dame soon got rolling at a fast- three back this time. It didn’t work,
we play together and I am thankful for another opportunity for us to reigning national champion Fighting paced clip to build a lead that steadily and compounded matters by helping
get out there and do that this week.”
Irish. grew into a lopsided margin.
Southern Miss will play host to Alcorn State at 5 p.m. Wednes- the Irish dominate the boards against
day in a doubleheader at the Southern Miss Softball Complex. Ninth-ranked North Carolina State When the quarter was over, No-
never figured out a way, either. a Wolfpack team that had been outre-
n Lee-McNelis basketball camps set for the summer: At tre Dame had scored 34 points — an
Hattiesburg, Women’s basketball coach Joye Lee-McNelis, the Lady Arike Ogunbowale scored 22 points unsustainable 136-point pace — and bounded only twice all year.
Eagles’ tenured head coach, will hold summer basketball camps “It just came in waves,” Moore said.
and Notre Dame took over with 12 un- made 14 of 21 shots (.667). That includ-
again in 2019 at Reed Green Coliseum.
There are different camps for different ages and skill levels, and answered points in a dominating third ed 15 fast-break points, the last coming “That’s what a great team does. You
many are open to girls and boys. quarter to beat N.C. State 95-72 on when Marina Mabrey found Jackie play even with them for a while, then
The camp options include Fundamental Shooting Stars Camp Monday night. Young for a transition layup to beat the all of a sudden they go on a 12-zip run.
for ages 4-11, Developmental Skills Academy for girls ages 12 and “I thought the second half was about horn and give Notre Dame a 75-59 lead
up, Post Skills Enhancement Academy for rising ninth-graders and Then you play even with them for a
up, Next Level Skills Academy I and II for high school junior varsity, as well as we’ve played all year,” Irish entering the final quarter.
varsity and club players, a Middle School Team Shootout for junior coach Muffet McGraw said. “I thought Freshman Elissa Cunane scored a while, and they have another 14-to-2
high, middle school and club teams, and a High School Team we put 20 really good minutes together season-high 28 points for the Wolfpack run or whatever — and now the ball-
Shootout for junior varsity, varsity or club teams. defensively. We got some steals, we re- (22-3, 9-3), who shot just 39 percent af- game’s out of your hands.”
Applications to attend the camps are provided on brochures

No. 12 Oregon State holds off No. 2 Oregon in rematch

that are available online and in person in the women’s basketball
offices. Questions or more information can be found by calling (601)
266-6444 or going to

State By ANNE M. PETERSON who defeated the Beavers “Give them credit they lead. Maite Cazorla’s basket
The Associated Press 77-68 on Friday in the first of made plays down the pulled Oregon within 59-57
Scott leads Mississippi Valley St. over Southern U.
ITTA BENA — Dante Scott had 27 points as the Mississippi the Civil War rivalry series. stretch, made stops when with 35 seconds left.
Valley State men’s basketball team beat Southern 70-59 on Monday CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Oregon (24-2, 13-1 Pac-12) they needed to, a couple of Katie McWilliams made
night. outcome of that first game was hampered by the loss of big baskets and they made a pair of free throws for Or-
Scott hit 11 of 12 free throws. He added nine rebounds. against the Ducks didn’t sit
Gregory Jones-Rollins had 13 points for Mississippi Valley starter Ruthy Hebard in the their free throws,” Oregon egon State with 17 seconds
State (5-22, 3-10 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Emmanuel so well with the Beavers. first half with what appeared coach Kelly Graves said. left but Ionescu’s layup
Ejeh added 14 rebounds. Following a loss to Or- to be a right knee injury. “That’s what a good team kept the Ducks within two
Jordan Evans, who led the Delta Devils in scoring entering the egon in Eugene on Friday Destiny Slocum finished does. We’re both really good points with just over 10 sec-
matchup with 12 points per game, was held to only six points (2 of night, Aleah Goodman had
10). with 20 points and the Bea- teams. I think we treated onds to go. Goodman made
Alex Ennis had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Jaguars 22 points and No. 12 Ore- vers (21-5, 11-3) preserved our fans to two outstanding free throws before Iones-
(4-22, 3-10). DeRias Johnson added 13 points. Osa Wilson had gon State snapped the No. their nine-game winning games. Maybe one of these cu missed on a 3-pointer
seven rebounds. 2 Ducks’ 17-game winning streak over the Ducks at Gill days I’ll get these guys here but was fouled and made
Sidney Umude, the Jaguars’ second leading scorer heading streak with a 67-62 victory
into the contest at 12 points per game, was held to six points (3 of
Coliseum. Oregon hasn’t at Gill.” all three free throws to get
10). before a sellout crowd at won in Corvallis since 2010. It was a tense final pe- within 63-62.
home on Monday night. Sabrina Ionescu had 21 riod. Ionescu’s layup tied Slocum made two free
Combs lifts Texas Southern past Jackson State “We were right there in points for the Ducks, who the game at 50 early in the throws and then Ionescu
JACKSON — Jeremy Combs had a career-high 33 points plus Friday night’s game, and we moved up a spot to No. 2 in fourth quarter, and her traveled sealing the win for
17 rebounds as Texas Southern topped Jackson State 77-65 on knew we didn’t play our best the AP rankings earlier in jumper pulled the Ducks Oregon State.
Monday night. game,” Goodman said, “so the day — Oregon’s best poll in front with 6:23 left in the Hebard appeared to in-
Combs hit 8 of 10 shots.
Jalyn Patterson had 17 points for Texas Southern (14-11, 9-3
that was definitely a huge position in school history. game as the Beavers went jure her right knee coming
Southwestern Athletic Conference), which earned its sixth consec- motivation factor for us, and The Beavers dropped from on an inopportune scoring down on a rebound about
utive win. Derrick Bruce added 11 points. Eden Ewing had 10 points then obviously playing in No. 9 following the loss in drought. halfway through the sec-
and 13 rebounds for the road team. front of our family — this is Eugene on Friday, the open- But Mikayla Pivec’s layup ond quarter. She went to
Jontrell Walker had 16 points for Jackson State (9-17, 6-7),
which has now lost four games in a row. Chris Howell added 16
all extended family to us.” ing game of the Civil War ri- for the Beavers tied it again the bench and stretched it
points and six rebounds. Venjie Wallis had 14 points. It was just the second loss valry series between the two with 4:25 to go and Slocum’s gingerly before a trainer
— From Special Reports of the season for the Ducks, teams. jumper gave them back the wrapped it with ice.
The Dispatch • Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3B

Homegrown talent has helped Duke men reclaim No. 1 spot;
Rice ascend into AP Top 25
The Associated Press
injury. She’s averaging 12.2 points, 6.1
rebounds and 3.8 blocks this season.
Loss drops Tennessee to No. 5
Other local players include senior Nicole By AARON BEARD Jones is second in the league in assists
NEW YORK — Tina Langley has Iademarco, who is third on the team in The Associated Press (5.4) while also being one of the nation’s
turned the Rice women’s basketball team scoring, and Lauren Grigsby, who aver-
into a top 25 program using homegrown best on-ball defenders.
ages 7.8 points. RALEIGH, N.C. — The Duke men’s Duke spent two weeks at No. 1 in No-
talent. Buoyed by its Texas group, Rice (22- basketball team keeps finding its way vember after a dazzling performance in
More than half the roster is from Tex- 3) has won 15-straight games — tied with back to No. 1. a season-opening blowout win against
as and many players grew up within 30 Baylor for the longest winning streak Duke reclaimed the top spot in The Kentucky. The Blue Devils returned to
minutes of the university, playing togeth- in the country after No. 2 Oregon lost Associated Press Top 25, the third time No. 1 on Christmas Eve and spent four
er in high school or on club teams. Monday. Rice earned the first ranking in this season they’ve reached No. 1. Duke more weeks there, but dropped after an
“It’s nice to represent Houston in that school history, entering the poll at No. 25. earned 58 of 64 first-place votes to climb overtime home loss to Syracuse while
manner,” said star Erica Ogwumike. “It “It’s awesome,” Erica Ogwumike one spot and replace Tennessee, which playing without Reddish (illness) and los-
is a factor that is pretty big in having such said of being ranked. “It hasn’t fully hit had spent four weeks at No. 1 but fell to ing Jones to a first-half shoulder injury.
a successful program. It helps us a lot. me yet. ... Everyone wants to leave their fifth after Saturday’s loss at Kentucky. They had to make a wild comeback
There’s so much support at each game. It mark and it’s neat to see when we bought Duke has spent nearly half of the sea- from 23 down in the final 10 minutes
makes all of us feel at home here.” into the process things became possible son’s polls (seven of 16) at No. 1. It hasn’t against Louisville last week to get back
Ogwumike also has the comfort of and we started seeing results.” been ranked lower than fourth since the to No. 1 this time, just in time for their ri-
having older sister Olivia on the team as With the appearance in the poll, the preseason. The Blue Devils (23-2) — who valry game against No. 8 North Carolina
well. The pair transferred to Rice after Ogwumike sisters now have something start freshmen RJ Barrett, Zion William- on Wednesday.
playing at Pepperdine. in common with older siblings Chiney son, Cam Reddish and Tre Jones — also Gonzaga (25-2) earned the remaining
Joining the Ogwumike sisters this and Nneka, who starred at Stanford and haven’t lost a game at full strength since six first-place votes and moved up a spot
year is 6-foot-9 center Nancy Mulkey, now play in the WNBA. All four have falling to Gonzaga in the Maui Invitation- to No. 2, followed by Virginia and coach
who played with Erica on a state cham- been ranked at some point during their al championship game. John Calipari’s Wildcats — who have
pionship team in 2015. She transferred college basketball careers — which is be- Barrett (22.7 points per game) and made a long climb back after falling from
in from Oklahoma and missed the first lieved to be the first time that four sisters Williamson (22.4) are the Atlantic Coast No. 2 following the Duke loss to as low as
eight games while recovering from an have accomplished that feat. Conference’s top two scorers, while No. 19 in mid-December.

briefly CALENDAR Baseball Today’s Games

Buffalo at Florida, 6 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Lopez, Spain, 7-6 (5), 6-2.
Lloyd Harris, South Africa, def. Darian King,
Barbados, 7-6 (1), 6-3.
Monday’s College Scores Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Nick Kyrgios, Australia, def. John Millman (5),
Alabama Prep Basketball Alvernia 9, Kean 4

Stevens Tech 3, Old Westbury 2

N.Y. Rangers at Carolina, 6 p.m.
Columbus at Montreal, 6:30 p.m.
Australia, 6-4, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (3).
First Round
Toronto at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Men’s basketball team will take on Texas A&M Mississippi High School Activities Association SOUTH
Alabama 13, Jacksonville St. 2
Anaheim at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Radu Albot, Moldova, and Yoshihito Nishioka,
Japan, def. Marcel Granollers, Spain, and
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Alabama men’s basketball (MHSAA) Class 6A North State tournament Clemson 7, Charlotte 6
Nashville at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Arizona at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Bernard Tomic, Australia, 7-5, 6-4.
team will look to bounce back at 8 p.m. Tuesday (SEC Network) when it (All games at 7 p.m.) Elmira 8-6, Greensboro 5-5 Wednesday’s Games Paolo Lorenzi and Andreas Seppi, Italy, def.
faces Texas A&M in a Southeastern Conference game. Hampden-Sydney 12, Averett 4 Chicago at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. John-Patrick Smith and Jordan Thompson,
Boys Kansas 5, S.C. Upstate 3 Winnipeg at Colorado, 7:30 p.m. Australia, 6-2, 3-6, 10-6.
In the first meeting earlier this season, Texas A&M took an 81-80 Today’s Game Kentucky St. at Clark Atlanta, 2, ccd. N.Y. Islanders at Calgary, 8:30 p.m.
victory on Jan. 12 in Coleman Coliseum thanks to a buzzer-beating Ohio St. 2, FGCU 0 Boston at Vegas, 9 p.m. ATP World Tour Open 13
Columbus at Southaven Post at Virginia St., ppd., weather Thursday’s Games Monday
3-pointer by guard TJ Starks, which capped a 12-point second half West Florida 9, Nova Southeastern 3 At Palais des Sports
comeback. Class 5A North State tournament MIDWEST
Washington at Toronto, 6 p.m.
Ottawa at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Marseille, France
Alabama (15-10, 6-6 SEC) suffered its second-consecutive SEC Boys Gonzaga 6, Minnesota 5
Carolina at Florida, 6 p.m. Purse: $754,800 (WT250)
San Jose at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Surface: Hard-Indoor
loss when it dropped a 71-53 decision to Florida on Saturday afternoon Today’s Game Oregon at Texas Tech, ccd., cold Minnesota at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Singles
UT Arlington 10, Texas A&M-C.C. 9, 10 innings
in Coleman Coliseum. Alabama will try to avoid its first three-game West Point at Olive Branch FAR WEST
Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. First Round
Philadelphia at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Hubert Hurkacz, Poland, def. Filip Krajinovic,
losing streak of the year. Class 4A North State tournament Air Force 13, Southern Univ. 0 Los Angeles at Nashville, 7 p.m. Serbia, 6-3, 6-2.
California 10, BYU 6
Texas A&M (10-14, 3-9) had its two-game winning streak snapped Boys Kansas St. 11, CSUN 5
St. Louis at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Gilles Simon (6), France, def. Antoine Hoang,
N.Y. Islanders at Edmonton, 8 p.m. France, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3.
Saturday with an 84-77 loss at South Carolina. Today’s Games Oregon St. 5, New Mexico 0 Arizona at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Mikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, def. Denis
San Francisco St. at Sonoma St., 2, ccd.
n Men’s golf team remains in 15th after two rounds: At Rio New Hope at Greenwood Kudla, United States, 6-3, 6-3.
Grande, Puerto Rico, the No. 5 men’s golf team shot a 3-over-par 291
Monday and is in 15th place after the second round at the Puerto Rico
Yazoo City at Louisville
Stanford 14, Grand Canyon 4
Utah Valley 4-3, Fresno State 3-8
Washington at Cal St. Fullerton, ppd., field
Golf Doubles
First Round
Corinth at Caledonia conditions PGA Tour Schedule Ben McLachlan, Japan, and Matwe Middelkoop
(3), Netherlands, def. Romain Arneodo,
Classic. Feb. 21-24 — WGC-Mexico
Alabama (306-291—21-over 597) improved 15 strokes from
Sunday’s opening round total of 306. It was the best improvement by
Class 3A North State tournament
Basketball Championship, Chapultepec GC, Mexico City
Feb. 21-24 — Puerto Rico Open, Coco
Beach Golf & CC, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Monaco, and Damir Dzumhur, Bosnia-
Herzegovina, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 10-8.
Denys Molchanov, Ukraine, and Igor Zelenay
any team in the field. Today’s Game NBA Feb. 28-March 3 — Honda Classic, PGA (4), Slovakia, def. Gerard Granollers, Spain,
EASTERN CONFERENCE National (Champions), Palm Beach Gardens, and Benoit Paire, France, 6-4, 7-6 (5).
Sophomore Wilson Furr led the charge with a 4-under par 68. Ruleville at Aberdeen Atlantic Division Fla.
W L Pct GB
It was his seventh career round in the 60s, and the fifth time he has Class 2A North State tournament Toronto 43 16 .729 —
March 7-10 — Arnold Palmer Invitational,
Bay Hill Golf & Lodge, Orlando, Fla. WTA Hungarian Ladies
reached the mark this season. He is tied for 21st with a 1-over par 145 Boys Boston 37 21 .638 5½ March 14-17 — The Players Open
(77-68). Philadelphia 37 21 .638 5½ Championship, TPC Sawgrass (Players
Today’s Game Brooklyn 30 29 .508 13 Stadium Course), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Freshmen Frankie Capan III (79-72) and Prescott Butler (75-76) New York 11 47 .190 31½
At Syma Hall
Baldwyn at East Webster March 21-24 — Valspar Budapest, Hungary
are tied for 50th with both at 7-over par 151 on the par 72, 6,902-yard Southeast Division Championship, Innisbrook Purse: $226,750 (Intl.)
Rio Mar Country Club River Course. Capan bettered his opening Class 1A South State tournament W L Pct GB Resort (Copperhead), Palm Surface: Hard-Indoor
Charlotte 27 30 .474 — Harbor, Fla.
18-hole total of 77 by seven strokes as he finished with an even par Boys Miami 26 30 .464 ½ March 27-31 — WGC-Dell Match Play,
First Round
72, giving him the second-best improvement by an Alabama golfer on Today’s Games Orlando 27 32 .458 1 Austin CC, Austin, Texas
Andrea Petkovic (6), Germany, def. Ana
Washington 24 34 .414 3½ March 28-31 — Corales Puntacana
the day. Ethel at Hamilton Atlanta 19 39 .328 8½ Resort & Club Championship, Puntacana Bogdan, Romania, 6-1, 6-0.
Anastasia Potapova, Russia, def. Heather
Central Division Resort & Club (Corales), Punta Cana,
Sophomore Davis Shore is in a tie for 67th at 12-over par 156 French Camp at West Lowndes W L Pct GB Dominican Republic Watson, Britain, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (4).
(81-75). Senior Alex Green rounds out the team in a tie for 69th with a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Milwaukee 43 14 .754 — April 4-7 — Valero Texas Open, TPC San Aleksandra Krunic (4), Serbia, def. Tamara
Antonio (AT&T Oaks), San Antonio Korpatsch, Germany, 6-0, 7-5.
13-over par 157 (75-82). (MAIS) State tournaments Indiana 38 20 .655 5½
April 11-14 — Masters, Augusta National Arantxa Rus, Netherlands, def. Fiona Ferro,
Detroit 26 30 .464 16½
No. 6 Georgia Tech (565) leads No. 26 North Carolina State (566) Tuesday’s Games Chicago 14 44 .241 29½ GC, Augusta, Ga. France, 7-5, 6-3.
Pauline Parmentier (3), France, def. Ana
by one-shot heading into the tournament’s final round. SEC rival and Cleveland 12 46 .207 31½ April 18-21 — RBC Heritage, Harbour
At Leake Academy, Madden WESTERN CONFERENCE Town GL, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Konjuh, Croatia, 7-5, 6-3.
15th-ranked Georgia (568) is in third, followed by No. 5 Oklahoma (572) April 25-28 — Zurich Classic, TPC Doubles
and No. 12 Clemson (577). Class AAA
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB Louisiana, Avondale, La. First Round
Alabama will begin the third and final round of play at 7:30 a.m. Columbia Academy (girls) vs. Starkville Academy, Houston 33 24 .579 — May 2-5 — Wells Fargo Championship, Danka Kovinic, Montenegro, and Erin Routliffe,
New Zealand, def. Xenia Knoll, Switzerland,
San Antonio 33 26 .559 1 Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C.
Tuesday. It will play with Virginia Tech and Middle Tennessee. Live 4 p.m. Dallas 26 31 .456 7 May 9-12 — AT&T Byron Nelson, Trinity and Andreea Mitu, Romania, 6-2, 4-6, 11-9.
Forest GC, Dallas Irina-Camelia Begu, Romania, and Galina
scoring can be followed Heritage Academy (boys) vs. Bowling Green, New Orleans 26 33 .441 8
May 16-19 — PGA Championship, Voskoboeva (2), Kazakhstan, def. Anna Bondar
Memphis 23 36 .390 11
n Swimming and diving opens SEC Championships competi- 5:15 p.m. Northwest Division Bethpage State Park (Black), Farmingdale, N.Y. and Dalma Galfi, Hungary, 6-3, 1-6, 11-9.
May 23-26 — Charles Schwab
tion Tuesday: At Athens, Georgia, the swimming and diving teams will Wednesday’s Games
W L Pct GB
39 18 .684 — Challenge, Colonial CC, Fort Worth, Texas WTA Dubai Duty Free
compete this week at the SEC Championships. Class A Oklahoma City 37 20 .649 2 May 30-June 2 — Memorial, Muirfield
“It is the championship time of the year,” Alabama coach Dennis Portland 34 23 .596 5 Village GC, Dublin, Ohio
Columbus Christian Academy (girls) vs. Briarfield June 6-9 — RBC Canadian Open, Monday
Pursley said. “From day one, what we’ve focused on all season is the Utah 32 25 .561 7 At Dubai Tennis Stadium
Hamilton Golf & CC, Hamilton, Ontario
Academy, 4 p.m. Minnesota 27 30 .474 12
June 13-16 — US Open, Pebble Beach
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
postseason. This is what it’s all about, what we get excited about. We’re Pacific Division Purse: $2.83 million (Premier)
looking forward to it.” Columbus Christian Academy (boys) vs. Union W L Pct GB
GL, Pebble Beach, Calif. Surface: Hard-Outdoor
June 20-23 — Travelers Championship, Singles
The SEC Championships begin Tuesday and will run through Sat- Christian, 5:15 p.m. Golden State
L.A. Clippers
41 16 .719
32 27 .542 10

TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn. First Round
June 27-30 — Rocket Mortage Classic, Ons Jabeur, Tunisia, def. Donna Vekic, Croatia,
urday at the Bump Gabrielsen Natatorium at the University of Georgia’s Sacramento 30 27 .526 11 Detroit GC, Detroit
Ramsey Center.
The men’s and women’s rosters feature 19 swimmers and three
on the air L.A. Lakers
28 29 .491 13
11 48 .186 31
July 4-7 — 3M Open, TPC Twin Cities,
Blaine, Minn.
July 11-14 — John Deere Classic, TPC
6-4, 7-6 (9).
Alison Riske, United States, def. Julia Goerges
(13), Germany, 6-4, 7-5.
Sofia Kenin, United States, def. Mihaela
Monday’s Games
divers for a total of 22 student-athletes each. The men’s side of the slate No games scheduled
Deere Run, Silvis, Ill. Buzarnescu, Romania, 6-3, 6-0.
July 18-21 — British Open, Royal
runs a little toward the young side, with 14 freshmen and sopho- Today’s Games Dalila Jakupovic, Slovenia, def. Zarina Diyas,
mores. The women are a little more balanced with 12 freshmen and
COLLEGE BASKETBALL No games scheduled
Portrush GC, Portrush, Northern Ireland
July 18-21 — Barbasol
Kazakhstan, 1-6, 6-1, 6-2.
Jennifer Brady, United States, def. Jelena
sophomores. 5 p.m. — Dayton at Davidson, CBS Sports Wednesday’s Games
No games scheduled
Championship, Keene Trace Ostapenko, Latvia, 6-4, 6-0.
GC (Champions Trace),
“The SEC is the toughest conference in the nation,” Pursley said. Network Thursday’s Games Nicholasville, Ky.
Katerina Siniakova, Czech Republic, def. Petra
Martic, Croatia, 6-4, 6-3.
Miami at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
“That’s what makes it fun, though. We’re going up against the best of 6 p.m. — Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee, ESPN Phoenix at Cleveland, 6 p.m.
July 25-28 — WGC-FedEx Invitational,
TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tenn.
Zhang Shuai, China, def. Anett Kontaveit (15),
Estonia, 7-6 (3), 6-3.
the best and hopefully we’ll get the best out of ourselves. It’ll be a lot of 6 p.m. — Purdue vs. Indiana, ESPN2 Portland at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m.
Boston at Milwaukee, 7 p.m.
July 25-28 — Reno-Tahoe Tournament, Zhu Lin, China, def. Elise Mertens (16),
Montreaux Golf & CC, Reno, Nev.
fun in a high-energy competition.” 6 p.m. — Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame, ESPNU Houston at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Belgium, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5.
Carla Suarez Navarro, Spain, def. Barbora
The championships will begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday with the men’s 6 p.m. — Nebraska at Penn State, FS1 Sacramento at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. LPGA Tour Schedule Strycova, Czech Republic, 6-1, 6-3.
1-meter diving preliminaries, followed by the women’s 3-meter diving.
Feb. 21-24 — Honda LPGA Thailand, Stefanie Voegele, Switzerland, def. Polona
6 p.m. — Ole Miss at South Carolina, SEC Siam CC, Chonburi, Thailand Hercog, Slovenia, 6-3, 6-2.
Finals for diving start at 3:20 p.m., while the men’s and women’s 200 Network Feb. 28-March 3 — HSBC Women’s Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia, def. Lara
medley relay and 800 freestyle relays will swim at night starting at 4 p.m. Alliance of American World Championship, Sentosa GC, Singapore Arruabarrena, Spain, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2.
7 p.m. — Maryland at Iowa, Big Ten Network March 21-24 — Bank of Hope Founders Caroline Garcia (14), France, def. Anastasia
n Softball team’s Fouts named SEC Freshman of the Week:
7 p.m. — Rhode Island at Iowa at VCU, CBS Football Cup, Wildfire GC at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, 6-2, 6-0.
At Birmingham, Alabama, Pitcher Montana Fouts was named Monday EASTERN CONFERENCE Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix Doubles
the SEC Softball Freshman of the Week. Sports Network W L T Pct PF PA
Birmingham 2 0 0 1.000 38 9
March 28-31 — Kia Classic, Aviara GC,
Carlsbad, Calif.
First Round
Viktoria Kuzmova, Slovakia, and Ajla
The Grayson, Kentucky, native went 2-0 this past weekend at the 8 p.m. — Kentucky vs, Missouri, ESPN Orlando 2 0 0 1.000 77 35 April 4-7 — ANA Inspiration, Mission Hills Tomljanovic, Australia, def. Shuko Aoyama,
Atlanta 0 2 0 .000 18 64 CC, Rancho Mirage, Calif. Japan, and Lidziya Marozava, Belarus, 7-5,
Hillenbrand Invitational in Tucson, Arizona. She earned complete-game 8 p.m. — Baylor vs. Iowa State, ESPN2 Memphis 0 2 0 .000 18 46 April 17-20 — LOTTE Championship, Ko 7-6 (4).
victories against USF and then-No. 9 Arizona. In 14 innings, she 8 p.m. — Florida State vs. Clemson, ESPNU WESTERN CONFERENCE Olina GC, Kapolei, Hawaii
April 25-28 — Hugel-Air Premia LA Open,
Sarah Beth Grey and Eden Silva, Britain,
W L T Pct PF PA def. Nadiia Kichenok, Ukraine, and Veronika
allowed one unearned run allowed and nine hits. She walked none and 8 p.m. — Alabama at Texas A&M, SEC Network Arizona 2 0 0 1.000 58 40 Wilshire GC, Los Angeles Kudermetova, Russia, 6-1, 1-6, 10-6.
struck out 20 strikeouts. 9 p.m. — UNLV at Wyoming, CBS Sports Network San Antonio 1 1 0 .500 44 43 May 2-5 — LPGA Mediheal Irina Bara, Romania, and Dalila Jakupovic,
San Diego 1 1 0 .500 30 25 Championship, Lake Merced GC, Daly City, Slovenia, def. Belinda Bencic, Switzerland, and
The win against Arizona was Alabama’s first true road win against NHL Salt Lake 0 2 0 .000 31 50 Calif. Daria Kasatkina, Russia, 2-6, 6-4, 11-9.
a top-10 non-conference opponent in the regular season since a victory May 23-26 — Pure Silk Championship, Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Germany, and Demi
against then-No. 7 Texas on Feb. 19, 1999, in Austin, Texas.
7 p.m. — Toronto at St. Louis, NBC Sports Saturday, Feb. 16 Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, Va. Schuurs (8), Netherlands, def. Mihaela
May 30-June 2 — U.S. Women’s Open, Buzarnescu, Romania, and Alicja Rosolska,
Fouts (4-0) has yet to walk a batter in 27 innings. She has surren- Network Birmingham 12, Salt Lake 9
Arizona 20, Memphis 18 CC of Charleston, Charleston, S.C. Poland, 6-2, 6-4.
dered one earned run and has struck out 33. SOCCER Sunday, Feb. 17
June 7-9 — ShopRite LPGA Classic,
Stockton Seaview Hotel and GC, Galloway, N.J.
Ons Jabeur, Tunisia, and Alison Riske, United
Orlando 37, San Antonio 29 States, def. Andreja Klepac, Slovenia, and
This is the second SEC weekly award in as many weeks for 2 p.m. — UEFA Champions League: Liverpool vs. San Diego 24, Atlanta 12
June 13-16 — Meijer LPGA Classic, Zheng Saisai, China, 6-4, 6-4.
Blythefield CC, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Alabama after sophomore Kaylee Tow was named SEC Player of the Bayern Munich, TNT Saturday’s Games June 20-23 — KPMG Women’s PGA
Eugenie Bouchard, Canada, and Sofia Kenin,
United States, def. Abigail Spears, United
Arizona at Salt Lake, 2 p.m.
Week following opening weekend. This is the first weekly conference
honor of Fouts’ career.
Wednesday Memphis at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
Championship, Hazeltine GC, Chaska, Minn.
June 27-30 — Walmart NW Arkansas
Championship, Pinnacle CC, Rogers, Ark.
States, and Yang Zhaoxuan, China, 3-6, 7-5,
Fouts and her teammates will make their home debut Friday at COLLEGE BASKETBALL Birmingham at Atlanta, 3 p.m. July 4-7 — Thornberry Creek LPGA
Chan Hao-ching and Latisha Chan (9),
Taiwan, def. Prarthana Thombare, India, and Eva
San Antonio at San Diego, 7 p.m.
the Easton Bama Bash. Alabama will play five games in three days at 5:30 p.m. — Rutgers at Michigan State, Big Ten Classic, Thornberry Creek at Oneida, Oneida,
Wacanno, Netherlands, 6-2, 6-2.
Rhoads Stadium.
n Track and field men No. 13; Women No. 14 in the national
Network Hockey July 11-14 — Marathon Classic, Highland
Meadows GC, Sylvania, Ohio Transactions
5:30 p.m. — Villanova at Georgetown, FS1 NHL July 18-21 — Dow Great Lakes Bay
rankings: At Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the track and field men are No. 13 5:30 p.m. — Mississippi State at Georgia, SEC EASTERN CONFERENCE
Invitational, Midland CC, Midland, Mich. Monday’s Moves
July 25-28 — The Evian Championship, BASEBALL
and the women are No. 14 in the latest NCAA Division I Track & Field Atlantic Division Evian Resort GC, Evian-les-Bains, France
National Rating Index the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country
Network GP W L OT Pts GF GA American League

Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Monday. 6 p.m. — Xavier at Seton Hall, CBS Sports
Tampa Bay
60 45 11 4 94 237 160
60 35 17 8 78 181 155 Champions Tour Schedule KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms
with LHP Tim Hill and RHPs Heath Fillmyer,
Toronto 58 36 19 3 75 206 164 March 1-3 — Cologuard Classic, Omni
The Crimson Tide men and women have figured in the top 15 since Network Montreal 59 31 21 7 69 176 174 Tucson National, Tucson, Ariz. Jakob Junis, Trevor Oaks, Glenn Sparkman and
March 8-10 — Hoag Classic, Newport Josh Staumont on one-year contracts.
the preseason rankings. They continue to hold steady entering the SEC 6 p.m. — Louisville at Syracuse, ESPN Buffalo
58 28 23 7 63 168 181
57 25 24 8 58 177 197 Beach CC, Newport Beach, Calif. TEXAS RANGERS-Signed OF Ben Revere to a
Championships this weekend. 6 p.m. — Florida vs. LSU, ESPN2 Detroit 60 23 29 8 54 168 199 March 29-31 — Rapiscan Systems minor league contract.
Classic, Fallen Oak, Biloxi, Miss.
Junior Shelby McEwen, the nation’s No. 1 ranked high jumper with Ottawa 59 22 32 5 49 186 219 National League
6 p.m. — Tulane vs. Memphis, ESPNU Metropolitan Division April 19-21 — Mitsubishi Electric Classic,
NEW YORK METS — Signed SS Adeiny
a season-best leap of 7 feet, 7 inches (2.31 meters), continues to lead GP W L OT Pts GF GA TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Ga.
the way for the men. Seniors Kord Ferguson and Gilbert Kigen also 7:30 p.m. — Northwestern at Ohio State, Big N.Y. Islanders 58 35 17 6 76 169 138 April 26-28 — Bass Pro Shops Legends Hechavarria to a minor league contract.
of Golf, Top of the Rock, Ridgedale, Mo. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Signed RHP
figure in the top 10 nationally. Ferguson is ranked sixth in the shot put, Ten Network Washington 60 33 20 7 73 202 191
Columbus 58 33 22 3 69 186 177 May 3-5 — Insperity Invitational, The Rookie Davis to a minor league contract.
Woodlands CC, The Woodlands, Texas
while Kigen is No. 10 in the 5,000. 7:30 p.m. — St. John’s at Providence, FS1 Pittsburgh 59 31 21 7 69 206 184
May 9-12 — Regions Tradition,
Carolina 59 31 22 6 68 173 165 Cameron Maybin and Gerardo Parra to minor
Sophomore Tamara Clark, who is ranked in the top 10 in the 60 7:30 p.m. — Arkansas at Auburn, SEC Network Philadelphia 59 28 24 7 63 176 196 Greystone G&CC, Birmingham, Ala.
league contracts. Announced the retirement of
May 23-26 — KitchenAid Senior PGA
and 200, continues to set the pace for the women. Senior Portious 8 p.m. — Butler at Marquette, CBS Sports N.Y. Rangers 58 25 25 8 58 170 194
Championship, Oak Hill CC, Rochester, N.Y. manager Bruce Bochy, effective at the end of
New Jersey 59 23 28 8 54 173 204
Warren is ranked No. 8 in the shot put. WESTERN CONFERENCE May 31-June 2 — Principal Charity the season.
Network Central Division Classic, Wakonda Club, Des Moines, Iowa FOOTBALL
June 7-9 — Mastercard Japan
8 p.m. — North Carolina at Duke, ESPN GP W L OT Pts GF GA National Football League
NFL / MLB 8 p.m. — Stanford vs. Arizona State, ESPN2
59 36 19 4 76 202 171
61 34 22 5 73 186 160
Championship, Narita Golf Club-Accordia Golf,
Narita-shi, Japan
June 21-23 — American Family
GREEN BAY PACKERS — Promoted Chris
Gizzi to strength and conditioning coordinator.
Murray waits to measure up after picking NFL over 8 p.m. — Wichita State vs. Tulsa, ESPNU St. Louis
58 31 22 5 67 174 162
58 29 24 5 63 145 149
Insurance Championship, University Ridge GC,
Madison, Wis.
National Hockey League
Minnesota 59 27 26 6 60 164 176
baseball 10 p.m. — Nevada at San Diego State, CBS Colorado 59 24 24 11 59 189 192
June 27-30 — U.S. Senior Open EDMONTON OILERS — Recalled RW Josh
Championship, Warren Golf Course Notre
FORT WORTH, Texas — Now that Kyler Murray has decided to Sports Network Chicago 60 25 26 9 59 200 223
Pacific Division
Dame, South Bend, Ind.
Currie from Bakersfield (AHL). Placed Fs Jujhar
July 11-14 — Bridgestone SENIOR Khaira and Jesse Puljujarvi on injured reserve.
play in the NFL instead of reporting to spring training as a first-round 10 p.m. — New Mexico at Utah State, ESPNU GP W L OT Pts GF GA PLAYERS Championship, Firestone CC, Activated D Andrej Sekera from injured reserve.
Calgary 59 36 16 7 79 217 176
draft pick by baseball’s Oakland Athletics, the questions can shift to the 10 p.m. — Utah at Washington, FS1 San Jose 60 35 17 8 78 219 190
Akron, Ohio FLORIDA PANTHERS — Recalled F Patrick
July 25-28 — The Senior Open Bajkov from Florida (ECHL) to Springfield
Heisman Trophy winner’s height. GOLF Vegas 61 32 25 4 68 180 172 Championship, Royal Lytham & St. Annes,
Vancouver 60 26 27 7 59 170 188 (AHL).
The former Oklahoma star says everyone will get their answer at Lytham St. Annes, England
the NFL combine next week. And that was after Murray listed himself
10 p.m. — LPGA Tour Golf: Honda LPGA Thailand, Arizona 59 26 28 5 57 154 172 NEW YORK RANGERS — Acquired D Darren

at 5-foot-10 Monday before accepting the Davey O’Brien Award as the first round, Thailand, TGC
59 23 27 9 55 133 187
58 24 29 5 53 163 195
Los Angeles 59 23 30 6 52 143 182
Tennis Raddysh from Chicago for C Peter Holland.
SAN JOSE SHARKS — Reassigned C Dylan
nation’s top college quarterback. NHL ATP Tour Delray Beach Gambrell to San Jose (AHL).
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for
“I’ve been a 5-10 projected in the first (round), I mean, that’s crazy 6:30 p.m. — Chicago at Detroit, NBC Sports overtime loss. Top three teams in each division Open Major League Soccer
to me, the fact that I’m already projected that high,” Murray said. “I’m not Network and two wild cards per conference advance to Monday LOS ANGELES FC — Acquired G Pablo
playoffs. At Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center Sisniega from Real Sociedad (La Liga-Spain).
over 6-foot. I haven’t seen that since I’ve been alive.” 9 p.m. — Boston at Vegas, NBC Sports Network Delray Beach, Florida NEW YORK RED BULLS — Signed D Aaron
The 21-year-old who won three state championships and didn’t Monday’s Games Purse: $582,550 (WT250)
lose a game as a high school quarterback in the Dallas area said SOCCER Calgary 5, Arizona 2 Surface: Hard-Outdoor
Long to a multiyear contract.
ORLANDO CITY — Signed F Nani to a
Tampa Bay 5, Columbus 1 Singles
football became a factor in his decision simply because he finally had a 2 p.m. — UEFA Champions League: Atlético Chicago 8, Ottawa 7 First Round three-year contract.
chance to play again. Madrid vs. Juventus, TNT Colorado 3, Vegas 0 Lukas Lacko, Slovakia, def. Yosuke Watanuki,
ST. ANDREWS — Promoted associate athletic
Boston 6, San Jose 5, OT Japan, 6-4, 6-4.
— From Staff and Wire Reports Washington 3, Los Angeles 2 Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan, def. Feliciano director Elizabeth Burris to director of athletics.
4B Tuesday, February 19, 2019 The Dispatch •

New Hope baseball team wins opener
Iron Horse yields gold: Gehrig cap could sell for $200K
The New Hope High School baseball team defeated Fayette By VIN A. CHERWOO four of the top 20 batters in lateral sclerosis (ALS), later part of the collection of her
County 7-3 on Monday in its season opener. The Associated Press the history of baseball.” called Lou Gehrig’s disease. son’s memorabilia in her will
No details from the game were available on at
press time. The hat and ball are He was inducted into the to the Steiglers.
Bob Ellis knew what he among items Ellis and his Hall of Fame the same year Bob Ellis married Jill in
Junior Colleges wanted from his mother-in- wife, Jill, received from Jill’s and died in 1941. 1964, and got the ball and
law’s collection of Lou Geh- mother, Laurel Steigler, in Steigler originally in- hat from his mother-in-law
East Mississippi Community College basketball rig memorabilia both times 1998. The collection, which herited the items from Lou over the years. The rest of
teams sweep Itawamba C.C. she asked him to pick some- includes various photo- Gehrig’s mother, Christina. the items were kept in a safe
SCOOBA — The East Mississippi Community College basketball
thing out as a Father’s Day graphs, letters and signed Steigler and her husband, in the Steiglers’ house. Af-
team swept Itawamba C.C. on Monday night in a Mississippi Asso-
ciation of Community and Junior College (MACJC) North Division gift. documents, and baseballs, George, were longtime ter George Steigler died, Jill
doubleheader. It was a hat worn by the is now available as part of friends with Christina Geh- encouraged her mother to
In the women’s game, Tatyana Norment had 20 points and Aamiya New York Yankees slugger Heritage Auctions’ latest of- rig when she and her hus- decide what she ultimately
Rush had 13 in EMCC’s 56-54 victory.
EMCC improved to 11-11 and 8-3 in the North with the win, while
and a baseball signed by fel- fering. band, Heinrich, lived in the wanted to do with the collec-
ICC slipped to 18-3 and 10-1. low Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Gehrig batted .340 with New York suburb of Mama- tion.
In the men’s game, former New Hope High School standout Terry- Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker and 493 home runs and 1,995 roneck. So, in 1998, Laurel Stei-
onte Thomas had 17 points to lead EMCC to a 63-51 victory. Eddie Collins.
Former Starkville High standout Darrious Agnew had 13 points for
RBIs over his 17 years with Sometime after Heinrich gler divided the items
EMCC (15-7, 9-2). ICC slipped to 10-12 and 4-7. “I could never wear the the New York Yankees, help- Gehrig died in 1946, Christi- between Jill and brother
hat because my head was ing the team win six World na went to live with the Stei- Kenny, who sold what he
Crosson leads Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C. men’s golf too big,” the Connecticut Series titles. He played in glers in Milford, Connecti- received in 2001, according
resident said in a phone in- 2,130 consecutive games — cut. Christina Gehrig stayed to Bob Ellis. The rest re-
team terview with The Associated a record that stood until Bal- with them for several years mained in Laurel Steigler’s
The No. 2 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College men’s golf
team needed two extra holes, but it won its first event of the spring Press. “The baseball to me timore’s Cal Ripken Jr. broke until they helped her get her safe until she died in 2014,
Sunday, erasing a five-shot deficit to beat Wallace State at the Coastal is historic. I know statisti- it 1995. Gehrig retired in own place in Milford. When when Ellis said the safe was
Alabama Invitational. cally those four batters were 1939 because amyotrophic she died in 1954, she left transferred to his house.
Freshman Jake Crosson, a former standout at New Hope High

School, made a clutch birdie putt on his final hole to force the playoff.
“It was about a 20- to 25-foot, right-to-left putt,” Crosson said. “The
whole day, I’d been struggling to get those in the hole but I was pretty
close. For that one to drop was pretty special.”
Crosson shot 2-over 74 to tie for second place. Sophomore Brice Continued from Page 1B
Wilkinson fired 1-under to tie for fifth and join him on the All-Tournament Woodhouse, a sophomore, averaged
Team. 21.8 points per game, which led Region
Mississippi Gulf Coast and Wallace State finished five shots ahead
of Calhoun, and 13 ahead of Eastern Florida, which is ranked third in the 1 and was sixth best in the state. She
Bushnell Golfweek NJCAA Division I Coaches Poll. The Bulldogs are also led the region with 55 3-pointers,
second in the Division II version of the poll. which was 10th in the state. Wood-
Central Alabama, which is ranked eighth in Division I, finished fifth. house, Winston (8.2 ppg., fourth in the
“After being down five shots the first day, it felt good for us as a
team to come back and the whole team play well,” Crosson said. “I’m
region), Lee (7.8, fifth), and Jeffries
glad I could make that putt and help us get into the playoff.” (7.0, eighth) accounted for all but 23 of
the Chargers’ points this season.
EMCC will hold collegiate rodeo to open Ozark Woodhouse’s offensive game and
her proficiency from behind the 3-point
Region spring slate arc, in particular, didn’t go unnoticed
MERIDIAN — The East Mississippi Community College rodeo
team will play host to its Seventh Annual Intercollegiate Rodeo finals at by Columbus coach Yvonne Hairston,
the Lauderdale County Agri-Center. which is why Columbus’ game plan
The event begins Thursday and runs through Saturday night. was to use a 2-3 zone that paid special
The rodeo is sanctioned by the National Intercollegiate Rodeo
attention to Woodhouse when she had
Association (NIRA) and presented by HMR Veterans Services, Inc.
This will mark the third year that EMCC has hosted a collegiate rodeo in the ball.
Meridian after previously hosting the annual event in West Point. Thanks to seven turnovers in the
Gates will open at 7 p.m. nightly this week. Tickets are $10 at the first quarter, Hairston’s strategy paid
door for adults and $5 for students, while admission is free for children early dividends, as the Falcons built an
age 5 and younger.
The rodeo also will feature a calf scramble for children ages 6-10 8-2 advantage after three minutes. The
and a pig scramble for children age 5 and younger. Falcons stretched the lead to 17-10 ear-
“We have had really good turnouts the last two years, and we ly in the second period.
encourage everyone to come out again this year to support our stu- But Southaven outscored the host Chris McDill/Special to The Dispatch
dent-athletes and enjoy a night of good family fun,” EMCC rodeo coach Columbus High School’s Berniya Hardin drives by a Southaven defender.
Morgan Goodrich said.
team 15-7 to close the second quarter
Marking the spring season opener for the NIRA’s Ozark Region, and took a 25-24 halftime lead. The
the rodeo will feature about 250 cowboys and cowgirls from 10 colleges turn of events caused Hairston to make Hairston’s revamped defensive played well the entire game.”
and universities in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennes- some halftime adjustments. changes held Woodhouse (11), Win- Deryona Smith added 13 points
see, and Missouri. Participants are scheduled to compete in bull riding, “We revamped our 2-3 zone some- ston (two) and Jeffries (two) consider- and Aniya Sadler had 10 for Colum-
saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping,
team roping, breakaway roping, barrel racing, and goat tying. what at halftime to keep Woodhouse ably under their season averages, as bus, which will play at 7 p.m. Friday at
The EMCC men’s team is ranked fifth in the regional standings. from shooting off her dribble and pen- only Lee (nine) surpassed her scoring Greenville.
The EMCC women are seventh. etrating,” Hairston said. “We wanted to average (7.8). Although it was a team n In other playoff action Monday,
Sophomore Jadi Gibbs, out of East Rankin Academy, is ranked keep the ball out of her hands and force effort to hold Southaven to 35 points, Juquala Sherrod had 16 points and
second regionally in breakaway roping with 305 points. Fellow sopho-
more Carli Hodges, a product of Foley (Ala.) High School, is tied for first her to pass the ball out.” Saddler and Berniya Hardin drew the Reed McGlothin had 10 to lead the
regionally with 545 points in barrel racing. Columbus executed its 2-3 zone to task of keeping Woodhouse in check New Hope High girls to a 46-40 victo-
For the EMCC men, Louisiana native Clay Green rates as the near perfection and scored 14 unan- out front in the 2-3 zone. Their efforts ry against Rosa Fort in the first round
swered points to take a 38-25 lead. The limited her to two 3-pointers.
of the MHSAA Class 4A North State
ICC schedules cheerleaders and mascot tryouts Falcons held the Chargers scoreless “Saddler is one of our better defend-
tournament. Also in Class 4A, Gentry
FULTON — Itawamba Community College has scheduled its 2019- for the first six minutes of the period. ers and is the quickest, while Hardin
20 cheerleader and mascot tryouts for 3 p.m., March 22 at the Fitness also did a good job out front,” Hairston beat Noxubee County 80-27, Louisville
Lee’s 3-pointer with two minutes to
Center gym.
play in the third and her free throw said. defeated Greenville 73-39, and Amory
Tryouts will include the all-female cheer squad, coed cheer squad beat Tishomingo County 53-49.
and the mascot, Chief Winnemaw. with 12 seconds remaining were the Senior Hannah White, a member
Clinics are scheduled for 4-6 p.m., March 19 and 20 in the Fitness Chargers’ only points in the period, as of The Clarion-Ledger’s Dandy Dozen, n In Class 5A, West Point beat Lake
Center gym. The cost is $30, and checks and money orders should be Columbus led 42-29 with eight minutes took game-high scoring honors with Cormorant 54-34.
made payable to Itawamba Community College. All participants are re- n In Class 2A, Walnut edged East
quired to attend both sessions, according to cheer sponsor Evie Storey. to go. 21 points. A majority of the points
For tryouts, coed cheer participants will be required to perform a Columbus scored the first six points came on layups. Webster 63-55.
cheer, the ICC Fight Song, five partner stunts and standing and running of the fourth quarter to extend its lead “Hannah controlled the game,” n In Class 1A, Ethel outlasted West
tumbling. The cheer and ICC Fight Song will be taught to participants to 48-29, its largest lead of the night, Hairston said. “She penetrated, she re- Lowndes 57-56 and Hamilton beat
at the clinics.
Those who try out for mascot, Chief Winnemaw, will be required to
before cruising to the win. bounded, she handled the ball, and just French Camp 51-35.
perform a one- to two-minute skit using music and props.
For more information, contact Storey at 662-620-5078 or email

QB coach brings familiar face for Rodgers on
Packers’ staff
GREEN BAY, Wis. — When Green Bay Packers quarterback
Aaron Rodgers gets ready for his 15th season, he’ll be working with a
new coach and offensive coordinator.
Plus, for the first time in his career, he’ll be directing a new offense.
At least there will be a constant for the 35-year-old quarterback: the
return of Luke Getsy as quarterbacks coach.
A quality control coach in 2014 and 2015 and receivers coach in
2016 and 2017, Getsy spent last season as offensive coordinator and
receivers coach at Mississippi State. His presence should ease the
adjustments for the two-time MVP.
“You’ve got to earn people’s trust, show them how much you care
before they’re going to care about you and want to do well for you,”
Getsy said on Monday as the team introduced the staff of new coach
Matt LaFleur.
“I think that phase is probably going to just happen quicker, natu-
rally, being here for four years and creating a relationship. That part of it
makes the transition much easier. Chris McDill/Special to The Dispatch
“Installing a new offense and the new principles and all that stuff, Columbus High School’s Hannah White, left, tries to find room to shoot, while teammate Aniya Saddler shoots a jump shot.
we’ve got a lot of work to do. We’re going to rely on the relationship as

far as the mutual trust, respect we have for each other, but we’ve got a
lot of work to do to get him to dive into this offense fully and being able
to function at a high level.”
LaFleur said that Getsy’s history with the team was another reason
for his hiring. “We’re going to find the best quarterback coach that’s out Continued from Page 1B
there,” LaFleur said. “Some things that I really did like about Luke was and plating the eventual non said. “We had a good out innings. He struck out and had two RBIs.
the fact that he played quarterback in college. I reached out not only to game-winning run with a approach early, a lot of hard three. Will Peters was 1-for-3
Aaron, but a couple other guys with him being in the building before,
just to find out what they thought of him as a man and as a coach, and sixth-inning, two-run home contact. I think they helped Alabama continues its with an RBI.
everybody gave him a thumbs-up.” run to knot the score at 3. He us some with walks and current 10-game home In Game 2, junior trans-
Rodgers’ introduction into the new offense can’t start until the followed with an eighth-in- HBPs, but we took advan- stand at 3 p.m. Wednesday fer Luke Hobson recorded
beginning of the offseason program on April 1. ning RBI single that sparked tage of it. Just a good effort against Alabama State. his first win as an Owl by
an 11-run frame. for us all around. Some guys n Mississippi Universi- pitching the final three in-
Soccer Allen followed that with that came out of the pen and ty for Women 10-12, Lane nings. He allowed two hits
Klinsmann received $3.35M settlement from USSF a career-high six-RBI effort got their first outings were College 2-6: At Columbus, and struck out seven.
CHICAGO — Jurgen Klinsmann received a $3.35 million settle- Saturday. He hit his second sharp — Kyle Cameron, the Owls opened their sea- Suggs started the game
ment of his contract with the U.S. Soccer Federation, according to the home run in Game 1 of a Dylan Smith — those guys son Monday with a double-
USSF’s tax filing. and allowed seven hits and
His replacement, Bruce Arena, was given a $300,000 settlement doubleheader. did a great job. This was a header sweep at Columbus four earned runs in four in-
during the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2018, according to the filing, MSU will continue its very good effort. I’m pleased High School.
nings. He walked none and
which was released Monday. nine-game home stand to all the way around.” In Game 1, Drew Wil-
Klinsmann was hired in 2011 and in December 2013 was given a struck out seven.
start the season at 4 p.m. Alabama had 10 hits. liams went the first five in-
contract extension through December 2018. He was fired in November The W walked only two
2016 after an 0-2 start in the final round of World Cup qualifying in North Wednesday against Ala- Keith Holcombe and soph- nings and allowed two hits
batters on the day.
and Central America and the Caribbean. His contract was settled for bama-Birmingham. omore Tyler Gentry went and struck out four. RJ Dell
$3,354,167, the tax filing said. n Alabama 13, 2-for-3 with three RBIs. allowed two hits in the final Offensively, The W again
Arena earned $899,348 in base pay during the fiscal year and a Jacksonville State 2: Both of Holcombe’s hits two innings. He walked one capitalized on eight walks.
$50,000 bonus, according to the filing, which was first reported by The
At Tuscaloosa, Alabama, were doubles. The senior and struck out two. Trey Petite went 2-for-4 with
Washington Post. He quit after the U.S. loss at Trinidad and Tobago in two runs and two RBIs. Ford
October 2017 that ended the Americans’ streak of seven straight World the Crimson Tide used a also scored two runs. Former Oak Hill Acad-
Cup appearances. seven-run second inning Morgan McCullough was emy standout Heath Ford was 1-for-5 with a run and
U.S. women’s coach Jill Ellis earned $291,029 in base pay during Monday as part of a big 2-for-3 with two RBIs and went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. an RBI. RJ Cox scored two
the fiscal year, which did not include a major tournament. runs.
offensive day at two runs. The Owls, who had only four
Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Redshirt junior Kyle hits, capitalized on eight If weather permits, The
Correction With the win, Alabama Cameron (1-0) earned the walks. W will take on Lane College
The cutlines for picturres of former Mississippi State football
players Beniquez Brown and LaDarius Perkins were incorrectly improved to 3-1. win. The right-hander filled Former Caledonia High at 2 p.m. Tuesday in a dou-
assigned on page 1B of Monday’s edition. “It was a good win,” Al- up the zone with 20 strikes School standout Logan bleheader in Jackson, Ten-
— From Special Reports abama coach Brad Bohan- on his 25 pitches in two shut- Suggs scored three runs nessee.
The Dispatch • Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5B


Clark: Some teams make little effort to justify ticket costs

By RONALD BLUM responded with a wider list of “Players’ eyes don’t deceive time since 2003. imperative now — not in 2022
The Associated Press plans that include economic ini- them, nor do fans’,” Clark said Players rebuffed manage- or 2025, but in 2019.”
tiatives such as expanding the in a statement Monday. “As ment’s proposal for a pitch Players have become in-
NEW YORK — Players’ designated hitter to the Nation- players report to spring train- clock ahead of the 2017 and creasingly outspoken about the
union head Tony Clark took the
al League and altering the am- ing and see respected veterans 2018 seasons. Management slow pace of agreements and
extraordinary step of saying
ateur draft to make rebuilding and valued teammates on the made the unilateral decision to have mentioned the possibility
baseball fans should question
less appealing. sidelines, they are rightfully experiment with a pitch clock of a work stoppage in 2022.
whether it makes sense to pur-
“Markets change,” Manfred frustrated by a two-year attack during spring training. Man- “Everybody sees it. It’s ob-
chase tickets for some teams, re-
sponding to Commissioner Rob said Sunday. “We’ve had a lot on free agency. Players commit fred has said he is reticent to viously not good for baseball,”
Manfred’s assertion that free- of change in the game. People to compete every pitch of every change regular-season playing said Los Angeles Angels out-
agent players have failed to ad- think about players differently. at-bat, and every inning of ev- rules unless players agree. fielder Mike Trout, a two-time
just their economic demands in They analyze players different- ery game. Yet we’re operating “Players have made a sincere AL MVP who can become a free
a market upended by analytics. ly. They negotiate differently.” in an environment in which an attempt to engage with clubs on agent after the 2020 season.
Top free agents Bryce Harp- Clark led negotiations in increasing number of clubs ap- their proposals to improve pace “You got two of the top guys
er, Manny Machado, Craig 2016 for a five-year labor deal. pear to be making little effort to of play and enhance the game’s not signed yet. With teams say-
Kimbrel, and Dallas Keuchel Players have increasingly been improve their rosters, compete appeal to fans,” Clark said. “At ing they want to rebuild, why
remain unsigned with spring outspoken about their unhappi- for a championship or justify the same time, we have present- not start with one of the top
training under way, creating ness during a second straight the price of a ticket.” ed wide-ranging ideas that val- guys? Manny, Bryce, look at
tension during negotiations on slow free-agent market, one Average attendance has ue substance over seconds and the pitchers out there. It’s pret-
management’s proposals for a that has seen many veterans dropped for three straight sea- ensure the best players are on ty incredible. It’s disappointing
pitch clock and new limitations take significant pay cuts and sons and last year fell below the field every day. We believe for the players. It’s good they’re
on relief pitchers. The union others remain without deals. 30,000 per game for the first these substantive changes are standing up for themselves.”

Comics & Puzzles

Dear Abby
EAR ABBY: friend? — TAKEN security conscious. Why your
About a ADVANTAGE OF? sister would carry 25 credit
year ago, DEAR T.A.O.: cards with her at once is
a good friend, You have been surprising, and I’m not sure
“Beth,” went generous to it’s wise. If something should
through a violent Beth. Unless you happen to her purse — Radio
tragedy that have explained it Frequency ID-blocking wallet
destroyed her to her, she may or not — she would be up a
family. My hus- not realize what creek. I hope she keeps cop-
band and I own a special favor ies of her cards and numbers
a small water- you did her by in a separate, secure location
front property, letting her use in case she needs to cancel
ZITS so during the
months following,
your waterfront
house. From
DEAR ABBY: A woman I
I took Beth away what you have know has ALS, and I want to
for the weekend written, your help. I write medical articles,
to hopefully allow friend appears so reading and explaining
her some healing
Dear Abby to be getting on new research is a useful skill
and emotional with her life, so I have. She has told only a
recovery. She then asked if you decline now it shouldn’t small number of friends that
me to go again and, when I shatter her. To do so is NOT she has the condition, and I
couldn’t go, asked if she could being a “bad friend.” learned about it by accident.
go with her friend (whom I had DEAR ABBY: Please settle It seems silly to me to
met but don’t know well). She this between my sister and keep pretending I don’t know
asked again to go with her me. My sister carries about when everyone else around
new boyfriend. 25 credit cards in her purse. her does. When I showed
I agreed to both of these Recently she replaced the her a summary of a research
GARFIELD trips, even though this is
our private vacation home.
cardholder she keeps in her
purse. I use an RFID wallet
article on ALS, she said she
didn’t know why I was showing
We never rent it. No one has and purse, and I explained to it to her. As long as I know
ever used it without us, not her why I chose them. These anyway, I wish I could be let
even family. Now she’s asking products protect my identity in on the secret so I can be
again to use our place with from scammers. She says I’m helpful. Any ideas? — HELPER
her friend. being obsessive and worry IN CALIFORNIA
I feel like a heel to refuse too much. In today’s world, DEAR HELPER: Yes. You
if we’re not using the place, you can’t be too cautious. may be well intentioned, but
but I’m starting to feel a little Abby, what are your thoughts you need to back off. When
used. Is it OK for me to tell on this? — PROTECTING MY you put your foot in the door,
her no because I am uncom- IDENTITY it was shut firmly in your face.
fortable with her repeated DEAR PROTECTING: I Now it’s time to respect her
requests, or am I just a bad agree you can never be too privacy.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. You won’t be able to weed out invisible things. Their cycle is
19). Because you’re able to pay the problems and keep what’s the same either way.
closer attention, noticing and good, because what’s good is LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If
feeling more, you’ll be astound- the problems. The end product nothing is inherently good or
ingly creative this year. You may will be magnificent not in spite bad, then how effective could
be put on a pedestal for this of but because of the challeng- it possibly be to think in these
quality, though the accolades ing way you had to go about terms? Of course, it’s second
are not the point. Your heart is getting it. nature. But if you can question
full when you create, and the GEMINI (May 21-June 21). that nature even slightly, new
love that spills over into your life Every cycle has a winter — a answers and easier ways of
and world makes it all a little period where the environment managing will arise.
better. Sagittarius and Virgo drives the being further inside VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
adore you. Your lucky numbers to do the work that must be What if you knew that your
BABY BLUES are: 6, 20, 18, 24 and 19. done in order to grow after the mentors considered you, in
ARIES (March 21-April 19). thaw. This work often looks a lot some ways, to be their teacher?
It’s a planning day. As there’s like sleeping. Well, it’s true. So you don’t have
not a week that goes by without CANCER (June 22-July 22). to feel less than or indebted
a surprise challenge, you’d be What’s unseen will be more criti- just because you ask for help. It
wise to work that into the plan. cal to the action than the action goes both ways.
Also, leave room for error and/ itself. The invisible things don’t LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
or irresistible delight. care whether or not anyone be- Are they picking up what you’re
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). lieves in, or trusts, the power of throwing down? The number
of people tracking with you at
this point may be small, but
it will grow. Don’t change the
message; just share it with
more people.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
BEETLE BAILEY 21). What does an evolved
spiritual outlook have to do with
phone usage? Technology isn’t
inherently evil or in conflict with
spiritual principles, as long as
you’re the master of your digital
usage and not a slave to it.
21). You appreciate confident
people all the while realizing
that a social persona may be
but the tip of the iceberg of per-
sonality. Your respect and social
savvy will earn you a friend.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
MALLARD FILLMORE 19). Your response will be
requested or something like it,
maybe your presence, opinion,
vote or support. Anyway, part
of you is what they’ll ask for,
and your job is to give the right
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18). Much will be solved by rec-
ognizing the difference between
gratification and contentment,
and by playing the long game.
Instead of going for a quick lift,
work to bring up your overall
level of vitality.
20). You put people first,
before the agenda, before the
results are counted, definitely
before the money is divvied up.
Because of your “people first”
approach, you’ll take a little
longer to get things done, and
you’ll enjoy it more, too.

Humpback whale
6B Tuesday, February 19, 2019 The Dispatch •
Legal Notices 0010 General Help Wanted 3200 Business Opportunity 6050 Houses For Rent: Northside

ing an experienced car- Columbus: 411 Main 2BR/1BA. 94 Harris Dr.
2003 CHEVROLET penter. We specialize in St. Office, Retail, Res- $450/mo. $300 dep.
TAHOE home remodels & new taurant Space available. Caledonia Schools.
VIN#: construction. The ideal Call 423-333-1124. Near CAFB.
1GNEC13ZX3J329520 candidate will have
transportation & basic Apts For Rent: Northside 7010 2BR/1BA 49 Ruthie Dr.
Phone: 662.328.2424 IF THIS VEHICLE IS NOT
tools. Please call
662-570-9464 for FOX RUN COMPANY LLC
$450/mo. $300 dep.
Columbus Schools. PUT UP FOR SALE ON more information. 1 & 2 BR near hospital.
$595-645/mo. Military
Near CAFB.
THE 15TH DAY OF MARCH, 2019, AT FULL TIME Position. discount offered, pet Call 662-889-1122.
area, pet friendly, and
P.O. Box 511 • 516 Main Street 10:00 A.M. AT BURCH-
Must have valid driver's
license & be able to furnished corporate 3BR/1.5BA house in
Columbus, MS 39703 1512 GARDNER BLVD., drive truck w/ trailer for apartments available.
Columbus. 1801 MLK
Dr. $695/mo. $695 de-
COLUMBUS, MS 39702 delivery of equipment.
FOR THE AMOUNT OF Some Counter Sales, ON SITE MAINTENANCE. posit. 770-316-1714.

$2495.00. Mechanical Knowledge ON SITE MANAGEMENT.
& lifting required. Apply 24-HOUR CAMERA CHARMING 3BR/3BA
PUBLISH: 2/12 & in person at Handyman SURVEILLANCE. home for rent. Hard-
(Deadlines subject to change.) 2/19/2019 Rentals, Inc. on Hwy 82 Benji @ 662-386-4446 wood floors, granite
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. countertops, central air,
For Placing/Canceling NOTICE TO BIDDERS
West in Starkville.
Sat/Sun by appt only. two master suites,
basement for storage,
Classified Line Ads: HEAVY EQUIPMENT
Apts For Rent: South 7040 quiet neighborhood. 1
Sealed bids will be re- SERVICE MECHANIC
Sunday .................. Thursday 3:00 p.m. ceived in the office of with verifiable experi-
year minimum,
Monday.................... Friday 12:00 p.m. the General Manager, ence, own tools and 1BR/1BA 505 5th Ave.
S. 1 block from down- Call 662-425-3817.
Columbus Light and Wa- clean MVR. Submit
Tuesday.................Monday 12:00 p.m. ter Department, until resume by fax to town. Walking distance
Wednesday ........... Tuesday 12:00 p.m. to MUW. No pets. CAFB
2:00 p.m. on March 14, 662-492-4490
2019 for REPLACE or email to: welcomed. XL l/r, d/r, HOUSES. 2 & 3 bed-
room w/ 2-3 bath town-
Thursday ........ Wednesday 12:00 p.m. Yesterday’sANSWER
b/r & backyard. In-
cludes w/d, air condi-
houses. $600 to $695. YESTERDAY’S
Friday .................. Thursday 12:00 p.m. FORMERS AT EAST
tioner, gas heater, hard-
662-549-9555. Ask for Sudoku is a number-
in Columbus, MS for the wood floors, electric
Glenn or text.
placing puzzle
Sudoku based on
is a number-
8 1 5 9 4 3 2 7 6
submitted 2 business days prior to stove, refrigerator.
following: FIRST FULL MONTH a 9x9 grid
placing with based
puzzle severalon 4 6 2 7 5 1 9 3 8

2019 Conceptis Puzzles, Dist. by King Features Syndicate, Inc.

Interested parties may $750/mo. $750 dep. FREE! 2BR House,
first publication date Carpenter/Millwright:
9x9 grid with several
- examine a copy of the Must have experience in 662-364-6454. $485. 3BR House, numbers. The object 7 9 3 2 6 8 4 5 1
Request for Bids at the general carpentry & con- $550. 1BA, stove, re- given numbers.
is to place The object
the numbers
• Please read your ad on the first day of office of the General crete work.
Apts For Rent: West 7050 frig, electric heat, win-
6 3 7 8 9 4 1 2 5
publication. We accept responsibility 1 to place
to 9 in thethe numbers
empty spaces
Manager, or may be ob- Agricultural Tractor Op- dow a/c. 1 yr. lease.
only for the first incorrect insertion. tain a copy of the Re- erator: Must have Class Credit check. Coleman 1sotothat
9 ineach
the empty spaces
row, each 1 2 4 6 7 5 3 8 9
quest for Bids from the A CDL & experience with Realty. 662-329-2323. so that each row, each 5 8 9 3 1 2 7 6 4
• The Publisher assumes no financial Engineer for the Project: agricultural tractors. column and each 3x3 box
responsibility for errors nor for HOUSE WITH APART- column
containsand theeach
same3x3 box
Grounds Maintenance
MENT NEAR MUW. 9 5 8 4 2 7 6 1 3
Apartments contains the same number
omission of copy. Liability shall not Atwell & Gent, P.A. Laborer: Responsible
323 13th St. N. 3 Blks only once. The difficulty
exceed the cost of that portion of space
P. O. Box 2558 for cleaning facilities & only once. The difficulty 2 4 1 5 3 6 8 9 7
occupied by such error.
Starkville, Mississippi maintaining parks, pic- & Houses from MUW. L/r, d/r,
b/r, kitchen, large f/r level increases from
level increases from
39760-2558 nic grounds, play- 3 7 6 1 8 9 5 4 2
• All questions regarding classified ads Telephone (662) 324- grounds & wildlife areas 1 Bedrooms w/ fireplace, 2BR/3BA.
Laundry room, outside
Monday to Sunday.
Monday to Sunday. Difficulty Level 2/18

currently running should be directed to 5658 including working from

2 Bedroooms fenced patio, screened
the Classified Department. Bids should be signed 3 Bedrooms side porch & work room
• All ads are subject to the approval of by an authorized agent All jobs are working on
this paper. The Commercial Dispatch of the company and de- Tenn-Tom Waterway
livered to 420 4th Aven- Project, must be 18
Furnished & MENT B/r, d/r, kitchen
& bathroom. NO HUD.
reserves the right to reject, revise, ue South, Columbus, years old with clean, val- Unfurnished Ref. req. Dep. req.
classify or cancel any advertising at any MS or mailed to Gener- id driver’s license & Pets allowed w/ extra
time. al Manager’s office, pass pre-employment 1, 2, & 3 Baths dep. $1075/mo.
P.O. Box 949, Colum-
bus, MS 39703 and
drug screen. EOE Lease, Deposit 662-386-7506.
Send resumé or apply @
should be clearly R & D Maintenance & Credit Check Houses For Rent: South 7140
marked on the outside
Advertisements must be
Services 2BR/1BA Gas stove
of the envelope “RE- 3600 West Plymouth Rd
PLACE POWER TRANS- & heat. Move-in ready.
Columbus, MS 39701
paid for in advance. FORMERS AT EAST
417 17th St. S.
$450/mo. $450 dep.
SUBSTATION”. Apts For Rent: Other 7080 Call 662-327-8712.
imal clinic. Will train.
Part-time or full-time. 1BR/1BA Apts for rent. Houses For Rent: Other 7180
Columbus Light & Wa- Must be mature & pa-
RegulaR Rates ter reserves the right to tient. Send resumes to: College Manor Apts, dir-
ectly across from MUW. 1 ROOM/1BA, Utilities
4 Lines/6 Days ........................ $19.20 reject any and/or all Box 662, c/o The Included. $450/mo.
bids and to hold bids for Commercial Dispatch, Completely renovated,
4 Lines/12 Days...................... $31.20 incl granite countertops, One person only. Refs
a period of 30 days or PO Box 511, Columbus, SS appls & W/D. 12 mo req. Contact/leave a
4 Lines/26 Days...................... $46.80 until after the monthly MS 39703. lease, dep req, $650/ message for more info:
Rate applies to commercial operations Board of Commission’s 662-328-8655.
meeting before award or Medical / Dental 3300 mo. 662-425-3817.
and merchandise over $1,000. rejection. 2BR/1BA located in Mobile Homes for Rent 7250
HELP WANTED Historic Downtown
No bidder may with- Columbus. 2,000 sqft.
supeR saveR Rates draw a bid for a period
CARE CENTER OF Hardwood floors
3BR/2BA Trailer, New
Hope school dist.
6 Days ...................................... $12.00 of thirty (30) days after throughout. Open floor. $500/mo & $500 dep.
the date set for open- Very nice. Incl W&D. Call between 10a-7p.
12 Days.................................... $18.00 ing of bids. $1200/mo. Call
NURSE CASE 662-386-4292.
Over 6 lines is $1 per additional line. MANAGER (RN) 662-328-8655. NO TEXT MESSAGES.
Six lines or less, consecutive days. Rate applies to M – F, 8A – 4:30P
private party ads of non-commercial nature for CH&A, 1 story, W/D, camper w/utilities &
merchandise under $1,000. Must include price in BY: Todd Gale
7A – 3P historic district, 1 block cable from $145/wk -
ad. 1 item per Ad. No pets, firewood, etc. General Manager from downtown, $625/ $535/month. Colum-
LPN 3P – 11P Full Time mo. + $625 dep. NO bus & County School
PUBLISH: PETS. 662-574-8789. locations. 662-242-
gaRage sale Rates February 12, 2019
February 19, 2019
CNA 6A – 2P Full Time Peaceful & Quiet area. 7653 or 601-940-1397.
4 Lines/1 Day ........................... $9.20 CNA 2P- 10P PRN
1, 2, 3 BEDROOM apart- Commercial Property 8050
Building & Remodeling 1120 ments & townhouses.
4 Lines/3 Days ........................$18.00 Call for more info. BUILDING & LAND for
Apply in person at 662-328-8254.
Price includes 2 Free Garage Sale signs. SUGGS CONSTRUCTION Care Center sale. 5,000 sq. ft. met-
Building, remodeling, 505 Jackson St, FIRST FULL MONTH al Ceco building. Loc-
metal roofing, painting Aberdeen RENT FREE! 1 & 2 Bed- ated on 8.5 ac. of land.
& all home repairs. EOE room Apts/Townhomes. Building includes 700
fRee seRvices 662-242-3471 Stove & refrigerator. sq. ft. heated & cooled
office, kitchen, bath and
Bargain Column For items $100 or less Truck Driving 3700 $335-$600 Monthly.
Tom Hatcher, LLC Credit check & deposit. tool room. Behind
ONLY 6 lines of text (approximately 15 charac- Custom Construction, house at 6901 Hwy. 12
ters) and will run for 3 days. Coleman Realty,
Restoration, Remodel- CLASS A CDL DRIVER 662-329-2323. E. Steens. $150,000.
Free pets Up to 6 lines of text, runs for 3 days. ing, Repair, Insurance with Truck & Lowboy 662-574-8437.
Lost & Found Up to 6 lines of text, runs for claims. 662-364-1769. Trailer experience to
3 days.
Free ads are taken by e-mail or in person at our
Licensed & Bonded load, haul, & unload
heavy construction COLEMAN RETAIL SPACE Available
in Historic Downtown.
office. Ads will not be taken by telephone. General Services 1360 equipment. Overnight RENTALS 404 Main St. 3,000
travel required. Only TOWNHOUSES & APARTMENTS sq. ft. $1,300/mo.
qualified applicants with Call 662-328-8655
0 Legals 4390 Computer Equipment RETAINER WALL, drive-
clean MVR, current 1 BEDROOM or 662-574-7879.
4420 Farm Equipment & way, foundation, con-
1000 Service Supplies crete, masonry restora- medical examiner’s 2 BEDROOMS Houses For Sale: Northside
1030 Air Conditioning & Heating tion, remodeling, base- certificate and no acci-
4450 Firewood ment foundation, re- dents need apply. Fax 3 BEDROOMS 8150
1060 Appliance Repair 4460 Flea Markets pairs, small dump truck resume to 662-492-
1070 Asphalt & Paving 4480 Furniture 4490 or email to LEASE,
© The Dispatch

hauling (5-6 yd) load & 2622 CANTERBURY-Fea-

1090 Automotive Services 4510 Garage Sales demolition/lot cleaning. turing over 1700 sq. ft.
1120 Building & Remodeling Burr Masonry DEPOSIT not including attached
4540 General Merchandise
1150 Carpeting/Flooring 662-242-0259. Burial Plots 4250 AND workshop. 3 beds/2
4570 Household Goods baths, formal living
1180 Childcare
1210 Chimney Cleaning
4630 Lawn & Garden WORK WANTED: 2 BURIAL plots. Friend- CREDIT CHECK room, separate family
1240 Contractors
4660 Merchandise Rentals Licensed & Bonded-car- ship Cemetery, Colum- room with wood-burning ACROSS
4690 Musical Instruments pentry, painting, & de- bus. Will sell together fireplace, formal dining
1250 Computer Services 4700 Satellites molition. Landscaping, or separate. $800 for 662-329-2323 room with updated floor- 1 Grill waste
1270 Electrical 4720 Sporting Goods
gutters cleaned, bush one. $1200 for both. ing. All priced to sell at 6 Game piece
hogging, clean-up work, Call 662-327-3335. $135,000.00. Call Long
1300 Excavating 4750 Stereos & TV’s pressure washing, mov- 2411 HWY 45 N & Long @ 662-328- 11 Traction aid
1320 Fitness Training 4780 Wanted To Buy ing help & furniture Farm Equipment & Supplies 0770, 662-574-3903, 12 Renounce
1330 Furniture Repair & repair. 662-242-3608 COLUMBUS, MS 662-386-2023 for a
Refinishing 5000 Pets & Livestock 4420
private viewing. 13 Hogwarts
1360 General Services 5100 Free Pets Lawn Care / Landscaping 2016 CAT Skidsteer w/ Commercial Property For student
1380 Housecleaning 5150 Pets 1470 mulcher. <1,000 hrs, Rent 7100 Houses For Sale: East 8200 15 Flow out
1390 Insulation 5200 Horses/Cattle/Livestock $88,500. 2016 John
5250 Pet Boarding/Grooming JESSE & BEVERLY'S Deere 5100E Tractor, COMMERCIAL PROPER-
3BR/1BA Brick home. 16 High tennis hit
1400 Insurance 221 Robinwood Circle.
1410 Interior Decorators 5300 Supplies/Accessories LAWN SERVICE. Mow- 210 hrs. $39,500. TIES/Retail/Office
Approx 1200sqft. Single 17 Finish
ing, cleanup, landscap- 205-329-1790. Spaces starting @
1440 Jewelry/Watch Repair 5350 Veterinarians ing, sodding, & tree cut- $285/mo. Downtown & carport, natural gas 18 Eye opening
1470 Lawn Care/Landscaping 5400 Wanted To Buy ting. 356-6525. Furniture 4480 East Columbus loca- heat, window ac, stove,
20 Eiffel Tower
1500 Locksmiths tions. 662-435-4188. fridge, dishwasher &
6000 Financial Painting & Papering 1620 BLACK BEDROOM set,
ceiling fans. $41,000. setting
1530 Machinery Repair 6050 Business Opportunity 662-329-2917 or
1560 Mobile Home Services $700. New mattresses, OFFICE SPACE: 2,000
23 Kind of wave or
6100 Business Opportunity SULLIVAN'S PAINT still in plastic, $275. square feet. 294
1590 Moving & Storage Wanted SERVICE Bissell carpet cleaner, Chubby Dr. Flexible leas- basin
1620 Painting & Papering Certified in lead $100. Two sets of black ing terms. Available Lots & Acreage 8600 27 TV’s Trebek
6120 Check Cashing now. 662-328-8254.
1650 Pest Control 6150 Insurance removal. Offering spe- Toyota Camry floormats, 16.9 acres on Self 28 Long skirt
1680 Plumbing cial prices on interior & $80. New fabric steam-
6200 Loans HISTORIC DOWNTOWN Creek Rd. 11.3 acres
1710 Printing exterior painting, pres- er, $40. 662-242-2884. Columbus Office, Retail, on New Light Rd. (Both 29 Vetoed
6250 Mortgages sure washing & sheet Leave a message.
1740 Roofing & Guttering 6300 Stocks & Bonds rock repairs. Restaurant Space avail- off of Maben-Sturgis 31 Penalized 3 Tarragon or thyme 25 Firefighting tool
able. Call 662-328- Rd.) $1,500/ac. Call
1770 Saws & Lawn Mowers 6350 Business for Sale Free Estimates Sporting Goods 4720 8655 or 662-574-7879. 662-465-7611, 662- 32 Bona fide 4 Corn spike 26 Pot cover
1780 Sitting with Elderly/Sick Call 435-6528
7000 Rentals 418-9096, 662-323- 34 “Modern Family” 5 Record needle 30 Little devils
1790 Stump Removal ED SANDERS Gunsmith Houses For Rent: Northside 1237 or 662-418-4176.
1800 Swimming Pools 7050 Apartments Stump Removal 1790 Open for season! 9-5, 7110
network 6 Petty 31 Some exams
1830 Tax Service 7100 Commercial Property Tues-Fri & 9-12, Sat. 22 ACRES in Caledonia 37 Chess pieces 7 Cereal bit 33 Ring feature
7150 Houses Over 50 years experi- 2BR/1BA 1419 on Wood Rd. All road
1860 Tree Service ence! Repairs, cleaning, Sanders Mill Rd. Old frontage. Water & natur- 38 Top card 8 Flying toy 34 Says further
1890 Upholstery 7180 Hunting Land
7190 Land for Rent/Lease
refinishing, scopes country house in al gas available. Resid- 41 Hogwarts 9 Divisible by two 35 Rotten kid
1910 Welding mounted & zeroed, ential Development
7200 Mobile Homes handmade knives.
Steens, Caledonia
schools, new carpet & Property. 662-356-6862 student 10 Bully’s target 36 Arrived
2000 Announcements 7250 Mobile Home Spaces Located: Hwy 45 Alt, or 662-574-3053. 44 Matt of movies
paint inside. $685/mo. 14 Cork sound 38 Miles off
2050 Card of Thanks 7300 Office Spaces North of West Point,
2100 Fraternal & Lodge ALLSTUMP GRINDING turn right on Yokahama
$685 deposit. No pets.
Call 662-356-4764.
30+/- ACRES. Pasture 45 Depart 18 Screen dot 39 Place to put in
7350 Resort Rentals
2150 Good Things To Eat 7400 River Property
SERVICE Blvd, 8mi & turn left on & lake. 2 large barns
& arena. $179,000.
46 Dance units 19 Put a cap on 40 Peepers
GET 'ER DONE! Darracott Rd, will see 2BR/1BA. 601 21st St.
2200 In Memorial 7450 Rooms We can grind all your sign, 2.5mi ahead shop N. $550/mo. $550 de- $31k below appraisal. 47 Tender areas 20 Skillet 42 Force member
2250 Instruction & School 7500 Storage & Garages stumps. Hard to reach on left. 662-494-6218. posit. 770-316-1714. Call 662-386-9122.
2300 Lost & Found 7520 Vacation Rentals places, blown over 21 Boxing great 43 Zodiac cat
2350 Personals roots, hillsides, back- Apts For Rent: Other 7080 WINTER SPECIAL DOWN 22 King, in Latin
7550 Wanted to Rent 1.95 acre lots.
2400 Special Notices 7600 Waterfront Property
yards, pastures. Free Good/bad credit. 1 Dull pain 24 Dapper fellow
estimates. You find it,
2600 Travel/Entertainment
we'll grind it!
10% down, as low as 2 Thick cut
8000 Real Estate $299/mo. Eaton Land.
3000 Employment 8050 Commercial Property
662-361-8379 662-361-7711
3050 Clerical & Office 8100 Farms & Timberland
3100 Data Processing/ Computer Tree Services 1860 Campers & RVs 9300
8150 Houses - Northside
3150 Domestic Help 8200 Houses - East A&T Tree Service
3170 Engineering TOMBIGBEE RV Park,
8250 Houses - New Hope Bucket truck & stump located on Wilkins Wise
3200 General Help Wanted 8300 Houses - South removal. Free est. Rd & Waverly Rd. Full
3250 Management Positions Serving Columbus Hookups available.
8350 Houses - West since 1987. Senior
3300 Medical/Dental 8450 Houses - Caledonia $300/mo. 662-328-
citizen disc. Call Alvin @ 8655 or 662-574-7879.
3350 Opportunity Information 8500 Houses - Other 242-0324/241-4447
3400 Part-Time 8520 Hunting Land "We'll go out on a limb
3450 Positions Wanted 8550 Investment Property for you!" Five Questions:
3500 Professional 8600 Lots & Acreage
3550 Restaurant/Hotel VICKERS TREE
8650 Mobile Homes SERVICE, LLC
1 Punctuation
3600 Sales/Marketing 8700 Mobile Home Spaces Tree trimming and re-
3650Trades 8750 Resort Property moval. Fully insured.
3700Truck Driving 8800 River Property Free estimates.
*Now Accepting Credit
4000 Merchandise 8850 Wanted to Buy & Debit Cards*
4030 Air Conditioners 8900 Waterfront Property Call Curt 662-418-0889
or 662-549-2902
2 Ear
4060 Antiques 9000 Transportation
4090 Appliances “A cut above the rest”
9050 Auto Accessories/Parts
4120 Auctions
3 Jenny Craig
9100 Auto Rentals & Leasing Clerical & Office 3050
4150 Baby Articles 9150 Autos for Sale
4180 Bargain Column 9200 Aviation LOCAL COMPANY
4210 Bicycles 9250 Boats & Marine looking for receptionist/
4240 Building Materials secretary. Previous ex-
4250 Burial Plots
9300 Camper/R.V.’s
9350 Golf Carts
perience helpful but not
necessary. Computer
4 Hawaii
4270 Business Furniture & 9400 Motorcycles/ATVs skills a must. Send
Equipment 9450 Trailers/Heavy Equipment resume to:
5 Take a bite
4300 Camera Equipment 9500 Trucks, Vans & Buses Box 661, c/o The
4330 Clothing 9550 Wanted to Buy
Commercial Dispatch, WHATZIT ANSWER
PO Box 511, Columbus,
out of crime
4360 Coins & Jewelry
MS 39703. Log cabin