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Established 1879 | Columbus, Mississippi

Sunday | April 5, 2020

State’s uninsured hit hard by COVID-19

Tests cost hundreds out-of-pocket, adding to medical debt
or deterring residents from seeking care

ithin days, the cough quickly escalated
into a burning chest pain that dropped
30-year-old Brittany Marie Wells to her
kitchen floor.
“I started crying,” Wells said. “My mom ended
up calling my dad, telling him that we needed to
go to the hospital.”
But she refused to go.
Having just returned to
Columbus from a cruise trip to GAP: State’s health
Progreso and Cozumel, Wells care coverage gap
suspected she had contracted provides ‘double
whammy’ for many
COVID-19, the disease caused in pandemic.
by the novel coronavirus that Page 3A
has claimed more than 50,000
lives worldwide.
But without health insurance coverage, she
feared a doctor’s visit would just be one more bill
to pay.
Wells is hardly alone. For many uninsured
Mississippians who are saddled with medical debt,
hospital visits or stays are a chance they feel they
can’t afford to take. Even getting a coronavirus
test, which can cost hundreds of dollars for the
uninsured, can be a hard choice.
But in Mississippi, the pandemic may hit partic-
ularly hard when the state’s high rate of uninsured
population is paired with the nation’s highest
COVID-19 hospitalization rate, recent data shows.
Roughly 12 percent of Mississippians were not
insured as of 2018, the latest year data is available
from the American Community Survey, which is
conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every year.
That ranks the state fifth in the nation for rate of ABOVE: Carol Plunkett, 52, lost her in-
uninsured residents. surance coverage when she quit her job
in 2018 to become the primary caregiv-
As of Thursday, Mississippi also had a
er to her 82-year-old wheelchair-bound
COVID-19 hospitalization rate of 31 percent, the mother. For Plunkett, contracting the
highest among all 40 states that report hospitaliza- coronavirus is a risk she can’t afford to
tion data, according to The COVID-19 Tracking take. “I guess I would have to live at the
Project. hospital, cleaning beds to pay it back,”
For the uninsured, help to lower the cost of care she said. LEFT: The State Urgent Care
may be on the horizon. Free testing is available in Starkville is equipped with coronavi-
at the Mississippi Public Health Laboratory and rus swabs and specimen bags for its
state-affiliated drive-up sites across the state. On patients. The clinic does not accept
Medicaid patients, but does accept
Friday, President Donald Trump pledged federal Medicare. Self-pay patients will not
funds to reimbursing hospitals that treat unin- receive a discount at this location, staff
sured COVID-19 patients. members said. — Photos by Yue Stella
See UNINSURED, 5A Yu/Dispatch Staff

MSU will send more than 550 ventilators Portnoy places

to UMMC for COVID-19 response two stories in top
Equipment converted from battery power Electrical engi-
neers at Mis-
10 in national
to AC to make them more reliable sissippi State
University and
at Taylor Ma-
BY TESS VRBIN mediately got a call (back),” DISPATCH STAFF REPORT
tvrbin@cdispatch.com chine Works
said Taylor, the chairman and in Louisville
CEO of The Taylor Group in are converting Ben Portnoy,
Gov. Tate Louisville. more than sports reporter for
Reeves men- A team from Taylor Ma- 550 venti- The Dispatch, earned
tioned Wednes- chine Works and a 12-person lators from two top-10 finishes
day, during his team with MSU’s Paul B. Ja- battery power, in this year’s nation-
announcement cob High Voltage Laboratory left, to AC al Associated Press
of a two-week will work together to convert power, right, Sports Editors com-
“shelter-in- more than 550 battery-pow- between Friday petition.
place” order Taylor ered ventilators to automatic and Sunday. Portnoy tied for Portnoy
due to the current power, meaning they The ventilators fifth for Best Game Story in The
COVID-19 pandemic, that can be plugged into a wall. will be sent to
Dispatch’s circulation category for
Mississippi State Universi- The teams started the conver- the University
his coverage of the 2019 Egg Bowl
ty would send ventilators to of Mississippi
sions on Friday and are send- Medical Cen- football game between Mississippi
the University of Mississippi ing the finished ventilators ter in Jackson State and Ole Miss, and eighth for
Medical Center in Jackson. to Jackson in installments, by Monday Best Feature Story for his coverage
Lex Taylor said he contact- planning to send the last ones to help treat of a veteran honored at an MSU foot-
ed MSU President Mark Kee- Monday, High Voltage Lab- COVID-19 ball game in November. The Opera-
num as soon as he heard. oratory manager David Wal- coronavirus tion Iraqi Freedom veteran lost his
“I didn’t think anything lace said. patients. legs in a mine explosion in 2007.
would come of it, but I im- See VENTILATORS, 3A Courtesy photo/David Wallace See PORTNOY, 3A


1 A rare, 17th-century carpet that fetched a ON NEWS MEETINGS
whopping $33.7 million at a 2013 Sothe- ■ Many April 6: Oktibbe-
by’s auction came from which country that COVID-19 corona- ha County Board
is now called Iran? virus related sto- of Supervisors
2 What tree-friendly book, later made into a ries are changing meeting, Chan-
movie, did Dr. Seuss write 90 percent of in extremely quick-
one afternoon while on vacation in Africa? cery Courthouse,
3 Which body joint includes the patella? ly, sometimes 9 a.m.
Julia Dunand as soon as we
4 What color jacket is the winner of the April 7: Starkville
Third grade, Annunciation publish a print
Masters golf tournament traditionally Board of Alder-

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throughout the 1980s?
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Palm Sunday, Holy Week and an Easter Feast

oday is evening with As to the decor of the rarebit, filberts, eggs in
Palm “The Way for dinner table, “White jelly, Easter eggs, palm
Sunday the Crucifix- and green are the most cakes and Russian tea.
with Holy ion.” There appropriate colors for It was also suggest-
Week and would be decoration. White china ed that “souvenirs” be
Easter to fol- Mass Satur- and pure white linen, exchanged on Easter
low. In review- day morning with Easter lilies for a morning. Children espe-
ing Columbus and Saturday centerpiece, make an cially enjoyed receiving a
newspaper night from ideal looking table.” The “candy rabbit and bonbon
accounts of 7 to 9 was to different dishes to be box of speckled eggs.”
Palm Sunday, be Confes- served should be gar- The day after Easter was
Holy Week sional. Easter nished with “hard-boiled
and Easter Sunday was to the day for “the rolling of
Rufus Ward eggs sliced crosswise.”
there were be High Mass the colored eggs out of
Breakfast items
actually little with a “beauti- doors.”
included oranges, grape-
mentioned until the early ful, impressive and pleas- Whatever your family
nut and cream, eggs “to
1900s. It was in 1903 ing” First Communion order,” hashed potatoes, Easter tradition is, even
that we first find exten- of a number of children. rolls, griddle cakes with if it can not be celebrated
sive mention of church “All, of whatever creed or maple syrup and coffee. this year, needs to be pre-
services for that import- denomination, are most Dinner was to consist of served and passed on to
ant time in the Christian cordially invited to attend consomme with egg- the next generation. Just
calendar. this service.” balls, roast lamb with as in the time of Moses,
In addition to the Each year following mint sauce, greens with today’s “plague” will also
Christian services, the 1903 both Annunciation hard-boiled eggs. Egg passover. Our faith and
Columbus newspapers and St. Paul’s continued and watercress salad, families though tested
also provided an ex- to publicize their Palm strawberry ice-cream will prevail.
planation of the Jewish Sunday and Holy Week and Easter cakelets with Rufus Ward is a local
Feast of the Passover and Services. The Jewish coffee. Supper was welch historian.
information on services Temple also continued Courtesy image
at the synagogue in Co- to publicize its Passover Christ’s Entry into Jerusalem - Woodcut by Albrecht
lumbus. Typical was 1906 celebration and provide Durer, 1511.
when the date and time the story of the Passover. strawberries and cream, your means, the home
of Passover services was During those early years gardens are filled at
hominy, boiled tender-
provided. Then the Co- of the 20th Century, the
loin of trout, potatoes this season with hya-
lumbus Weekly Dispatch only other church I found
a la Parisienne, bacon, cinths, and violets, and
told the story behind the mentioned as having spe-
scrambled eggs, broiled narcissus ... A bowl of
Passover and reported, cial services during Holy
woodcock on toast, hyacinths or violets, or
“The Feast of the Pass- Week was a Methodist
flannel cakes, cafe au lait sprays of roses, mingled
over was celebrated by Revival.
and a copy of the Times with maiden-hair fern,
the Jewish citizens of When we think of
Picayune. or even a simple bowl of
Columbus in an ortho- celebrating Easter, we
Dinner was to start smilax, young mint and
dox manner. There were usually remember en-
with caviares sur cana- rose leaf greenery, will
services at Temple B’Nai joying a traditional meal
pes, and include oyster make the table beautiful
Israel at 6 o’clock Sunday with family and friends.
soup, broiled pompano, and whisper the Easter
afternoon and at 10:30 The Easter meal previ-
pigeons sautes aux message to the heart.”
o’clock Monday morning, ously has been one of the
both services having year’s most important Champignons, roast Sallie Billups’ “New
been conducted by the family gathering times. lamb with mint sauce, Dixie Recipe Book” from
rabbi, Rev. Joseph Herz.” This year many families green peas, cauliflower, 1902 was not quite so
Among the Christian will be gathering in spirit asparagus, salad, Teal elaborate with its Easter
churches, only St. Paul’s only while thinking of duck sur canapes, angel suggestions. Its recom-
Episcopal and Annunci- the wonderful gatherings cake, brandied peaches, mendations began, “Let
ation Catholic Church and meals of past Eas- lemon pie, and fruit, the table decorations be
mentioned any special ters. nuts, raisins and Roque- fresh and dainty. The
services for Palm Sunday In the South the Eas- fort. Supper was to be dominant dish should be
or Holy Week in the early ter feast has generally warmed-over lamb with eggs — eggs and eggs,
1900s. The first exten- become ham or turkey. celery salad and waffles over again. In pagan days
sive accounts of Palm Years ago the traditional with Louisiana syrup and the use of eggs in the
Sunday and Holy Week main course was lamb. fruit. spring was symbolical of
services were in 1903. Whatever the course it is The dinner table was nature — ‘the bursting
The Columbus Weekly one of the biggest feasts to be decorated “with forth of life.’ With Chris-
Dispatch reported on of the year. Interestingly, flowers, or at least some tians, it symbolizes the
April 9, 1903, “This is it was not until the late bit of green indicative not resurrection.”
Holy Week preceding 1800s that Easter menus only of the resurrection
Easter and is being and recipes filled popular of all nature, but also of
devoutly and religious- magazines and newspa- the most glorious festival
ly observed by a large pers. of the year.” A beautiful
number throughout the I have a large collec- table decoration was
community.” At St. Paul’s tion of family cookbooks suggested “for those
services had been held going back to 1825 but who could afford it.”
Monday and Wednesday the earliest specific The decoration was “to
afternoon with the Litany menu for Easter did not arrange a cut-glass bowl
Thursday morning. On show up until 1901. It on a mirror and fill it with
Friday night there would was in The New Orleans maiden-hair fern and
be “The Holy Commu- Times Picayune “Creole calla lilies. Fill the center
nion celebrating the Cookbook,” which was of the calla lilies with
origin of this sacred rite first published in 1901. sprays of maiden-hair
... and all are invited to The cookbook belonged fern; garnish the edges
attend.” to my grandmother of the mirror with bits
The article continued: who attended Newcomb of Fern and smilax, and
“Services celebrating College in New Orleans the effect of all will be a
Holy Week are being 1908-13. miniature pond, with the
held this week in the The “Creole Cook- lilies reflected within and
Church of the Annunci- book” provided a sug- the banks overrun with
ation, being conducted gested menu for break- smilax.”
by Rev. Father Hipple.” fast, dinner and supper The description
There was to be Mass on Easter Sunday. The went on to say, “If this
both Friday morning and breakfast menu included decoration is beyond

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State’s health care coverage gap provides

‘double whammy’ for many in pandemic
Chism: Lawmakers Meanwhile, insurance plans
on Healthcare.gov, the Afford-
especially during the pandem-
expansion seems unlikely.
“I don’t believe that we would
still unlikely to able Care Act (ACA) market-
place that helps the uninsured
“They are getting hit with a
double whammy here,” he said,
attempt to do anything as far as
trying to get (uninsured Mis-
expand Medicaid enroll, still proved cost-prohib- “because not only are they in sissippians) coverage,” said
itive to her. the coverage gap, now (many Rep. Gary Chism (R-Colum-
BY YUE STELLA YU Brittany Marie Wells, a stu- have) lost their jobs. … There bus), chairman of the House
syu@cdispatch.com dent at the Mississippi Univer- are no coverage options avail- Insurance Committee.
sity for Women, has applied able for them.” Chism said he doesn’t fore-
As the death toll from the Mitchell Chism — but been rejected — for Expanding Medicaid may see any chance for the state to
coronavirus pandemic surg- Medicaid three times. be the ultimate solution to pro- expand Medicaid even without
es in the nation, federal funds sured afford the care they still
need? “I have actually walked into vide a health care safety net for the pandemic.
may soon be available to cov- the Medicaid office,” Wells more Mississippians, Mitchell “The governor ran on not
“It would help if I did end up
er the hospital treatments for said, recalling her application said. That’s something state expanding Medicaid,” he said.
with (the fee waiver for corona-
uninsured COVID-19 patients, experience in Columbus sever- lawmakers have balked at for “There is not going to be a
virus testing),” said Carol Plun-
President Donald Trump an- al years ago. “The lady looked years. whole lot of extra money for
kett, an uninsured resident near
nounced Friday. Starkville. “(In the) long term, I at me and she said, ‘I can tell “We have foregone billions (it).”
Meanwhile in Mississip- would rather see the insurance you the only way you are going of dollars in the state by not Wells said she feels frustrat-
pi, free testing is available at premiums lowered to where it’s to be able to get it is if you get expanding Medicaid,” he said. ed by the current health care
state-affiliated drive-up testing more affordable.” pregnant.’” “In the wake of COVID-19, the system.
sites, and discounted testing is Plunkett knew she wouldn’t There is a “huge” coverage gravity harm is so significant “It angers you a lot to know
available at certain clinics and qualify for the state Medicaid gap in Mississippi between here. ...We are talking about that you don’t have any medi-
hospitals. program. To be eligible as an what Medicaid and ACA mar- losing thousands of lives if we cal financial help when you are
But for many uninsured Mis- adult under the age of 65, one ketplace subsidies cover, said don’t expand Medicaid.” actually trying to get a degree
sissippians, those measures has to be pregnant, blind, dis- Roy Mitchell, executive direc- But with the state Legisla- and have a job that will help you
serve as a band-aid solution to abled or a low-income parent tor of the Mississippi Health ture halting its session amid provide for your family, your
a long-term problem that paints with minor children, according Advocacy Program. That gap the pandemic, lawmakers say medical needs and everything,”
an uncertain picture: when the to the state Division of Medic- leaves uninsured Mississippi- their hands are tied. Even if Wells said. “I just think it’s un-
virus is gone, how can the unin- aid’s website. ans falling through the cracks, they do reconvene, Medicaid fair.”

Mississippi begins statewide stay-home order amid virus outbreak

‘This is the time for caution. It is not the time for panic’ disgrace that we’ve got to
spend time during a pan-
The state Health De-
partment said Friday that
ed others. Most infected
people experience mild or
Gov. Tate Reeves demic seeking temporary Mississippi has at least moderate symptoms, such
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS will remain open during landlords’ utility cut-offs restraining orders from 1,358 confirmed coronavi- as fever and cough that
the stay-home order that a form of eviction “under- chancery judges,” Presley rus cases and 29 deaths. clear up in two to three
JACKSON — A state- runs until the morning taken in bad faith.” The told The Associated Press The state has about 3 mil- weeks, but a fraction suf-
wide stay-at-home order of April 20. Republican state Public Service Com- on Friday. He said utilities lion residents. fering more severe illness-
took effect Friday evening Reeves said Friday that mission has temporarily were restored for the peo- Many people moving es can require ventilators
in Mississippi to try to slow people should buy about banned utility companies ple who sued, and he does around their communities to survive, and as the case-
the spread of the new coro- week’s worth of groceries from turning off service not know how widespread may not know they have load rapidly grows, hospi-
navirus as the state’s case- and “make sure that you’re for nonpayment of bills. such problems are in the contracted the virus until tals are bracing for a wave
load continues to grow. not hoarding.” And evictions are banned state. well after they’ve infect- of patients.
Gov. Tate Reeves said “This is the time for under the governor’s stay-
people should limit their caution. It is not the time home order.
outings to essential er- for panic,” Reeves said. “Landlords may not
rands like grocery shop- Hours before Reeves’s subvert the intent of the
ping. He said law enforce- order took effect, a judge order of the Governor and
ment officers will break up in north Mississippi di- the Public Service Com-
big groups of people who rected landlords to restore mission by engaging in
are out socializing, and he utility services they had these tactics during this
cautioned that even young, cut off, so tenants can con- time of crisis in this na-
healthy people can pick up tinue living in their rented tion,” Chancery Judge Mi-
the virus and take it home homes. chael Malski wrote.
to older, more vulnerable The Mississippi Center The center filed suit at
people like their grandpar- for Justice sued on behalf the request of northern
ents. of Lee County residents district Public Service
Grocery stores, phar- living in homes where the Commissioner Brandon
macies and other busi- landlord pays for utilities. Presley.
nesses deemed essential The lawsuit called the “It’s a shame and a

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COVID-19 is a respira- nient in an emergency situ- to actually be able to work
tory illness, and ventilators ation, he said. on equipment that can save
are necessary to treat pa- “I found a way to basi- lives,” he said. “That is a
tients who cannot breathe cally go in and rewire it so very unique experience,
on their own. The machine we can run both AC power and I’m incredibly hum-
moves air through a tube and DC (battery) power bled to be able to work on
into the patient’s lungs and in the same unit,” Wallace it.”
a nationwide shortage of said. “We’ll be installing a The Taylor Group has
the equipment makes their switch so you can switch a longstanding working
production during the pan- between the two.”
relationship with MSU’s
demic critical. Eight of the 12 people
engineering department
The MSU high voltage on the MSU team are grad-
lab was built in 1977 and is uate or undergraduate since it employs several of
used for both commercial students. Wallace said he its graduates, Taylor said.
business and academic pulled the team togeth- The family business has
instruction, Wallace said. er from those who were been in Louisville since
The state Institutions of still in town after classes 1927. Wallace said Taylor
Higher Learning contact- became online-only for Machine Works sent an
ed the laboratory on Mon- the rest of the semester, airplane to Fort Worth,
day to request the project, and the team will work in Texas on Friday to collect
he said, and he and some smaller groups in separate the last of the parts needed
graduate students received rooms to maintain a safe to convert all the ventila-
some parts from the IHL distance from each other. tors.
and started working on the Ryan Ladd, a senior Everyone working on
designs on Tuesday. electrical engineering the project understands
The original plan was student, added the project the need for it to be done
to start converting the ven- to his existing workload. and done quickly, Wallace
tilators this coming Mon- He and his classmates are said. Mississippi has 1,455
day, but UMMC contacted working “as remotely as
confirmed COVID-19
the lab Thursday morning possible” on teams to de-
cases, with 140 in Hinds
to ask for them as soon as sign, build and implement
possible, Wallace said, and a project during their final County, and 35 deaths as
the rest of the necessary semester, he said. of press time.
parts arrived Friday so the Despite the amount “This gives us a good
teams can start working of work to be done, Ladd chance to do something
on the ventilators. The ma- said he appreciates being a to really help people,” Wal-
chines were designed to member of the team work- lace said. “It’s a no-cost
run on batteries that have ing on the ventilators. deal. We’re not charging
to be replaced about every “I think it’s an incred- anything for this. It’s just to
48 hours, which is inconve- ibly exciting opportunity get the product out there.”

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OBITUARY POLICY of Fayette, Alabama; with Rod Tate officiat- Brown and Eula Mae to the late Carl David Church.
Obituaries with basic informa-
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siblings, Jimmy Hill of ing. Burial will follow Cargile. She was a and Elaine Heuer He is survived by
service times, are provided Caledonia, Harold Hill in Furnace Hill Cem- graduate of Sulligent Strickland. He was his son Brian Rowley of
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Ruth Adams
submitted through funeral
homes unless the deceased’s nine grandchildren. the late Alvin and Lona Baptist Church.
body has been donated to sci- Pallbearers will be Mae Barker Pinkerton. In addition to her
ence. If the deceased’s body James Nalls, Jakoby She was a graduate of parents, she was
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family must provide official Louis Hollis, Marquez and was formerly her husband, Eugene 91, of Columbus Mississippi,
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submitted to the newspaper In addition to her her son Eric Barnes March 31, 2020 at Garden Hill
no later than 3 p.m. the day Annie Goodman parents, she was pre- of Mountain Brook, Assisted Living in Columbus,
prior for publication Tuesday
ALICEVILLE — ceded in death by her Alabama. Mississippi.
through Friday; no later than 4 son, tony Andrew Mc-
p.m. Saturday for the Sunday
Annie Will Lindsey A private family graveside
Goodman, 63, died Daniel; and siblings, service was held on April 3,
edition; and no later than
7:30 a.m. for the Monday edi- April 2, 2020. John Lester Pinkerton, Harry Strickland 2020, at Salem Cemetery in Macon with Bro.
George Pinkerton, COLUMBUS — Har-
tion. Incomplete notices must A Home Going Ser- Andy Pearson officiating. Memorials may be
Troy Lee Pinkerton, ry Randall Strickland,
be received no later than 7:30 vice was at 11 a.m. Sat- made to the Salem Cemetery Fund, 23 Hunter
a.m. for the Monday through Willie Haney, Lorene 69, died April 2, 2020, Street, Macon, Mississippi 39341 or to the
urday, at Dancy First
Friday editions. Paid notices Pinkerton, Hazel An- at UAB Hospital in Bir- donor’s choice. Cockrell Funeral Home of Macon
Baptist Church. Burial
must be finalized by 3 p.m. for
followed in the church derson, Maxine Pavela, mingham, Alabama. is honored to be entrusted with the service
inclusion the next day Monday
cemetery. Lavender’s Bertha Dyal, Lavern A private family arrangements.
through Thursday; and on
Friday by 3 p.m. for Sunday Funeral Service of Al- Corbett, Christine Pen- burial will be held at Ruth White Adams was born on December
and Monday publication. For iceville was in charge nington, Faye Hankins Friendship Cemetery. 18, 1928, in Brandon, Mississippi to the late
more information, call 662- and infant Anne Rae Lowndes Funeral Irby Cole White and Sadie Harper White. She
of arrangements. Home of Columbus is
328-2471. Pinkerton. was raised in Macon, Mississippi and graduated
She is survived by in charge of arrange- from Macon High School. On October 7, 1946,
Kenneth Hill Katherine Phillips her husband, Kenneth ments. she married Stuart Adams, Jr. and lived in
VERNON, Ala. — COLUMBUS — McDaniel; children, Mr. Strickland was Macon until her husband’s death in 1974. She
Kenneth Lee Hill, 53, Katherine Langford Kenneth David McDan- born May 30, 1950, in then moved to Columbus, Mississippi where she
died March 18, 2020, Phillips, 51, died April iel and Mark Anthony worked for the Columbus Housing Authority as
at UAB Hospital of 2, 2020, at her resi- McDaniel both of Sul- a bookkeeper and occupancy supervisor for 27
Birmingham. dence. ligent; siblings, Harold years until her retirement.
A private family A family graveside Pinkerton of Birming- In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs.
graveside was held service was held at ham, Lue Deen Perkins Adams was preceded in death by her brothers
Saturday, at Celebra- Friendship Cemetery. of Collinsville, Ala- Irby C. White, Jr. and Herbert H. White.
tion Worship Center Memorial Gunter Peel bama, Jewel Persico, Mrs. Adams is survived by her sons Lem
Cemetery, with John College Street was Dora, Alabama and Adams and Jimmy Adams and her daughter
Stewart and James in charge of arrange- Angie Franks of Truss- Debra Jones (Roy Byrd) all of Columbus. She
Godsey officiating. ments. ville, Alabama; and five is also survived by four grandchildren, Natalie
Otts Funeral Home of grandchildren. Hegwood (David) of Brandon, MS, Stuart Adams
Sulligent was in charge Marie Williams of Starkville, MS, Jud Jones (Kristy) of Jackson,
of arrangements. COLUMBUS — Ma- Dorothy Ingram Katherine Phillips
MS and Jenna May (Erik) of Gallatin, TN, and
Mr. Hill was born rie Polk Williams, 96, BIRMINGHAM, four great-grandchildren.
Feb. 24, 1967, in Ver- died April 3, 2020, at Ala. — Dorothy Jean A family gravesied Paid Obituary - Cockrell Funeral Home
non, to the late Harold Garden Hills Assisted Brown Ingram, 92, service was held.
Friendship Cemetery
Lee Hill and Minerva Living. died April 2, 2020, at

Jane Cazort
College Street Location
henry. he was a 1984 Memorial Gunter her residence.
graduate of Lamar Peel College Street A private family fu- Margie Maynard
County High School. Location is in charge of neral service will be at Incomplete
In addition to his arrangements. 1 p.m. Monday, at Otts 2nd Ave. North Location Jane McIntosh Cazort of
parents, he was pre- Funeral Home Chapel, Little Rock, Arkansas, and
ceded in death by his Bobbie McDaniel with Raymond Stewart Marie Williams Nashville, Tennessee, died
Incomplete on March 23, 2020. She was
siblings, David Hill and SULLIGENT, Ala. — officiating. Burial will College Street Location
William Westbrook; Bobbie Faye Pinkerton follow in Sulligent City born March 9, 1915, in Lamar,
and one grandchild. McDaniel, 82, died Cemetery. Otts Funer- Arkansas, the daughter of John
He is survived by April 2, 2020, at North- al Home of Sulligent is Guy Cazort, Sr. and Willie May
his wife Janet Hill; west Medical Center in in charge of arrange- McIntosh Cazort. She attended
children, Jonathan Winfield, Alabama. ments. Little Rock Junior College,
Swanigan of Wooten, A private family Mrs. Ingram was Denver University and was a
Ohio, Kenneth Lee funeral service is at born Sept. 17, 1927, in graduate of Mississippi State College for Women
Hill Jr. of Guin, Ala- 1 p.m. today, at Otts Detroit, Alabama, to (now Mississippi University for Women).
During WWII, in 1944, Ms. Cazort joined the
American Red Cross and was sent to Barnstaple,
North Devon, England, where she ran a Red
Cross Club for American service men on leave or
convalescing. At war’s end, she was sent to Camp

US urges masks as dramatic Herbert Tarreton, a re-deployment center in Le

Havre, France. Soon after, the Red Cross sent
her to Freising, Germany, where she served with
steps to combat virus roll out the U. S. Constabulary. Then, as a civil servant,
she opened a Service Club in Paris, France for
the American Graves Registration Unit. Later,
Change comes amid concerns from she was Service Club Director at Fitzsimmons
health officials that those without Army Hospital in Denver, Colorado, at Sturgate
R.A.F. Base in Lincolnshire, England, at Upper
symptoms can spread the virus Heyford R.A.F. Base in Oxfordshire, England,
and at Columbus A.F.B., in Mississippi. She
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In one of the most ag- retired from service to the military, but continued
gressive steps yet in the to serve others at the Arkansas State Library,
NEW YORK — The U.S. to relieve severe working in state institution libraries until still
Trump administration shortages of equipment, another retirement.
urged Americans to cover New York Gov. Andrew Ms. Cazort was an active member of the
their faces in public and Cuomo said he would sign American Red Cross Overseas Association, and
limited exports of medical an executive order to take at the age of 100, she was honored for her service
supplies Friday as New ventilators that aren’t be- to the American Red Cross at a dinner at the
York’s governor took his ing used. National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. She
own dramatic step to fight “If they want to sue me was a member of First United Methodist Church
the coronavirus — vowing for borrowing their excess in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she attended the
to seize unused ventilators ventilators to save lives, let Faulkner class and the Thompson Bible Study
from private hospitals and them sue me,” Cuomo said.
group. She was a member of the Aesthetic Club,
companies. He promised to eventually
President Donald the Second Friday Book Club, Bookfellows, and
return the equipment or
Trump announced new compensate the owners.
the Lunch Bunch in Little Rock.
guidelines that call for ev- The move is aimed Ms. Cazort will be remembered for her quick
eryone to wear makeshift at the kind of shortages wit, her love of literature, and her wonderful
face coverings such as worldwide that authorities travel stories. She traveled extensively until
T-shirts and bandannas say have caused health she was 101. At age 70, she journeyed around
when leaving the house, care workers to fall sick the world with a friend to India, Sri Lanka,
especially in areas hit hard and forced doctors in Eu- Singapore, Burma, Thailand, Australia and New
by the pandemic, like New rope to make life-or-death Zealand. She later visited friends and family in
York. But the president decisions about which England, France, Japan, Easter Island, Egypt,
said he had no intention of patients get a breathing Greece, Nicaragua and throughout the US.
following the advice from machine. To make matters She is survived by sisters-in-law, Pat Cazort
the Centers for Disease worse, some U.S. states (Fred R. Cazort) of Knoxville, TN; Jane F.
Control and Prevention. and cities have received McClain (John Guy Cazort, Jr.) of Pasadena,
“It’s a recommenda- essential equipment from CA; ten nieces and nephews; fifteen great-nieces
tion, they recommend it,” the nation’s medical stock- and nephews; and six great-great-nieces and
Trump told reporters. “I pile that’s broken or ex- nephews. Her brothers, John Guy Cazort, Jr. of
just don’t want to wear one pired. Pasadena, CA, Fred R. Cazort of Knoxville, TN,
myself.” and Robert M. Cazort of San Antonio, TX; and
The change comes her sisters May Cazort of Lamar, AR, and Anne
amid concerns from health Cazort Hardy of Columbus, MS, predeceased
officials that those without her.
symptoms can spread the
Dates will be determined for a memorial
virus, especially in places
service at First United Methodist Church in
like grocery stores or phar-
Little Rock, followed by private interment at
macies. Officials stressed
that medical-grade masks
Lamar, Arkansas. Donations in her memory
should be reserved for may be made to the American Red Cross, Alive
health workers and others Hospice of Nashville, or the Jane Cazort Award for
on the front lines of the Outstanding French Study, MUW Foundation.
pandemic, with critical
Paid Obituary - Nashville Funeral & Cremation
equipment in short supply.
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But for now, compre- while waiting on her coro- primary caregiver for roughly 380 tests a day — within 24 hours and get the Golden Triangle can
hensive help has not ar- navirus test result, which her 82-year-old wheel- and its affiliated drive-up tested at the designated receive discounted rates
rived. Affordable services was negative. chair-bound mother, who testing sites across the location free of charge, at certain clinics, such as
and resources, although “It’s incredibly is vulnerable to the virus state, said spokeswoman the website said. the Allegro Family Clinic
available, remain scarce frustrating when you because of her age and Liz Sharlot. However, the service and the Weekends Plus
in the Golden Triangle. are trying to work at the underlying health condi- The sites, set up as a has yet to arrive in the Urgent Care.
same level of effective- tions, she said. partnership between the Golden Triangle area. The Good Samaritan
Another debt ness,” she said, “and your “It would drive me cra-
zy if I brought (the virus)
MSDH and the University Community Health Medical Clinic, a nonprof-
For every day Wells brain is not working right of Mississippi Medical Centers, where patients it that triages uninsured
waited, the symptoms because you’ve been run- home to her,” Plunkett Center (UMMC), started can pay for services patients for free every
remained, or even wors- ning a fever for 10 days. said. “(But) other than offering free testing on based on their family other Thursday, is also
ened. Her fever lasted five “In the back of your sending her to a nursing March 27, said depart- size and income level, are contemplating the idea of
days. Her temperature mind you are always home, there’s nowhere for ment spokeswoman scarce in the area. There getting supplies it needs
shot up to a high of 102.1 thinking, ‘if I had paid her to go.” Elizabeth Grey. The site are only two of such to test patients, said clinic
Fahrenheit. time off or if I had Hailey Elkins, who at the Mississippi State clinics in the surround- board member Dr. James
“It would go from 102.1 insurance,’” she added. works as an independent- Fairgrounds in Jackson ing four counties — the Woodard.
to 101 to 100.9,” she said. “Somebody out there can ly contracted nail tech- runs every day from 9 Greater Meridian Health Baptist Memorial
“It never got under 100.5 make this much easier for nician at the Belles Nail a.m. to 4 p.m., she said. Clinics in Starkville and Hospital locations,
within those five days.” me and they are choosing Bar in Starkville, said Other one-day, drive-up Shuqualak. including Columbus,
Wells eventually de- not to.” she is putting off tests testing sites are also set Local clinics and are deferring bills on all
cided to get tested for the she needs due to the cost. up across the state with hospitals, which have uninsured patients, said
coronavirus at a Colum- Deterred from care She’s already $10,000 in
debt for medical care, she
varying locations each varying processes for Memphis-based Baptist
bus urgent care clinic. Many others, while not week. coronavirus testing and spokeswoman Ayoka
She was first tested for flu showing symptoms, wor- said. Using telemedicine, partner with commercial Pond. The federal stimu-
and strep, both of which ry they may fall ill soon. “If we get the flu, we patients with symptoms labs, may still charge for lus package could allow
came back negative, But instead of their don’t go to the doctor’s can receive a free screen- their services, Sharlot the hospital to waive the
before being swabbed own health, money is the (office),” Elkins said. “We ing over the phone or via said. cost, she said.
for COVID-19. The result concern. A lot of them are can’t afford to.” an app, according to the For now, help comes “Our intent is for no
came back after 11 days, already delaying the care And if the coronavirus UMMC’s website. Those from within the commu- one to have to pay out-of-
she said, and it was neg- they need to relieve the hits, she said, she will deemed eligible for a test nity. pocket costs for testing,”
ative. financial burden. stay home. can make an appointment Self-pay patients in Pond said.
The clinic gave her a In 2016, 19.2 percent of “We can’t really jump
discount for paying out the state’s adult popula- in the vehicle and go to
of pocket. Still, the entire tion — the highest rate the doctor’s office, and
visit cost her $269. among all states — hadn’t then give them $145 just
That cost, Wells said, sought medical treatment for the test,” she said.
adds to the more than in 12 months because of A pet care worker in
$10,000 worth of medical the cost, data from the Lowndes County, who
debt she racked up over Kaiser Family Foundation asked not to be named
the past year for underly- shows. due to privacy concerns,
ing health issues. Being a Carol Plunkett, 52, told The Dispatch she
student at the Mississippi who lives near Starkville, hasn’t had a female exam
University for Women, said she will not go to the in at least 10 years. She
she said, $30,000 worth of doctor unless absolutely takes over-the-counter
student loans await. necessary. Even with a medication to treat her
Sometimes when her family history of cancer, body aches to “keep
medical bills were sent to she stopped receiving going.”
debt collection agencies, regular screenings Like Plunkett, she
she would get harassed. after quitting her job and decided to refrain from
“It’s hard when you are losing health insurance doctor’s visits unless she
having to pay other bills,” in 2018. is seriously hurt.
Wells said. “It’s hard “I told my husband “I smashed (my leg)
whenever you have to sit one day … ‘I guess if I get between my riding mow-
there and calculate how cancer I won’t ever know er and the bumper of a
much this visit is going it,’” she said. “‘ I’ll just die camper (a few summers
to be.” from it.’” ago),” she said. “I had no
Another area resident, Plunkett also has been choice but to go to the
an assistant manager in having a sharp pain in her emergency room. The bill
stomach for six months, was $2,000.”
real estate who asked to
she said, but she refused Faced with the coro-
remain anonymous for
to seek care for it. navirus pandemic, she
job security reasons, told
hopes the government
The Dispatch she had to “It’s not unbearable,”
could help cover the
receive multiple tests for she said. “I have a sharp
flu, strep and the coro- pain and I just have to
“I don’t believe in
navirus. The symptoms stop for a second and
freebies,” she said. “But
would not go away, she then go on.”
I think this is the one
said, and her fever lasted Plunkett said she still
time that the government
at least 10 days. owes medical debts from
needs to step up and not
“When I would walk when she quit her job.
charge people if they
up the stairs to my apart- The company cut off her
have to get tested … (or)
ment,” she said, “it was insurance coverage early,
go into the hospital.
like I had played an entire she said, leaving her a
“Just take care of
basketball game.” $6,000 bill from a medical
them,” she added.
Her insured girlfriend, exam that assessed her
who also received a coro- risk of getting cancer.
navirus test, paid a $35 The results required fur- Resources are
copayment. But for the ther testing, but without available, but scarce
uninsured partner, the insurance, she didn’t The care may be on its
cost was almost 10 times pursue it. way.
higher for the same test. Sometimes, Plunkett Trump announced
In all, she spent almost dreads what would follow Friday afternoon his
$700 for her various tests, if she contracted the coro- administration will use
she said. navirus and the symp- funds from the $2 trillion
“I think it’s ludicrous,” toms became serious. economic relief package
she said. “I can’t imagine “(I don’t know) if I Congress passed last
how many people just would even have the mon- month to reimburse hos-
wouldn’t be able to afford ey to have the test done,” pitals that treat uninsured
to do that. I know people she said. “If I did have it, COVID-19 patients.
who couldn’t afford to do I don’t know what I would Meanwhile, the
that.” do. I guess I would have Mississippi Department
Her job does not offer to live at the hospital, of Health (MSDH) is
paid sick leave, she said, cleaning beds to pay it offering free testing
so she kept working from back.” through the state public
home for several days Plunkett also is the health lab — which runs

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Voice of the people
Wants an alternate to Trump many people that strong these while I am forced shut down.
Is this fair? I think not.
protection program that “may”
forgive some debt accrued to
is finished.
I feel like I have come up days. Anytime I leave the house
with a solution to the problem We, the people, need to do I closed my business two help businesses. They pub- there is a possibility I could
the smart and law-abiding Re- something NOW to make sure weeks ago, and I have lost lished the forms Thursday and die via accident, virus or may-
publicans can do to make sure we don’t have four more years over $50,000 in revenue so far changed them Friday. Their be even a drunk driver such
of this chaos. since closing. By the time it site was down most of the day as he used to be. How many
Trump does not get re-elected.
On my knees for our country hopefully is over I will have as well. This should give you peoples lives did he endan-
What they can do is get togeth-
and the world, lost well in excess of $100,000, some idea of “we’re with the ger? I don’t wish this virus on
er and do a “write in” vote for
Judith Coleman not including the fact that government and we are here anyone including myself, but
someone smart that under-
Columbus the facilities cost over $1,000 to help.” I will live my life to the fullest
stands the Constitution of the per week in regular expenses My suggestion to Slim will as long as I can.
United States of America (the while closed. So to say my be to stay home, don’t order The one thing I wish I could
Law). And a diplomat that will Gimme shelter, gimme a business isn’t likely to be anything or pick up anything see is the very politicians, our
bring the people, parties, and break affected is pretty insulting. because that involves people “non essential” tax-dodging
other countries together. Let’s Slim Smith has written the I see Slim is pretty much working. Don’t use your inter- Mayor and “frugal” city coun-
make our world great. last couple of days about his calling for everyone to go net and shut off all of your util- cil give up their pay checks for
My thought is someone like take on shelter in place and home and stay put which is ities; someone has to maintain the duration I am shut down. I
Romney. He stood up to Trump how he feels about our gover- just another pie in the sky that also. Even the paper has doubt we will see any of that,
when he knew it would cost nor. He stated that under the liberal utopia idea. I assume to be printed and delivered by nor shall we see Slim practice
him his position in the Repub- order retail businesses could since he is writing his column someone. Don’t call the police what he preaches.
lican Party. To me, he is a hero. be open. I have been informed for the paper he is still being or medical services, same rea- Everyone please be safe
He stood up for what is right, that my business has to be paid. I am not, and I will not son. Get yourself some stone and support local. We need
not what Trump and the party closed while other businesses be getting any stimulus from tablets and a chisel so you can you.
wanted him to do. can be open and of course the government. I was going get your next column ready af- Kerry Blalock
Looks like it’s hard to find online shopping is wide open to apply for the SBA paycheck ter this government overreach Columbus


Roses and thorns

A rose to Columbus mayor Robert Smith, who
moved quickly to protect public health when a poten-
tial threat emerged. Wednesday evening, the mayor
instructed the police chief to investigate a tip that an
employee at the Lowe’s home improvement store had
tested positive for COVID-19. When store officials
confirmed the story, the mayor ordered the store temporarily closed.
After meeting with Lowe’s officials — whom the mayor said were
cooperative — the store was closed Thursday for a “deep cleaning”
and reopened Friday morning. Under local and state orders, many
businesses have been allowed to remain open, with the understand-
ing that they must comply with CDC guidelines. Without enforce-
ment, there is a danger they can be neglected. We hope it will serve
to keep business owners vigilant in adhering to these rules, for the
sake of employees and customers alike.

A thorn to Mississippi State football coach Mike

Leach whose tweet containing an image of a noose
brought embarrassment to the university and its
football program, including criticism from within the
program. In the face of the backlash, Leach deleted
the tweet and issued a less-than-reassuring apology: “I sincerely
regret if my choice of images in my tweets were found offensive,” he
wrote. There’s no “if” to it, coach. In a state where such images are a
particularly painful reminder of our state’s sordid past, there should
be no ambiguity whatsoever about the such conduct. Do better. PARTIAL TO HOME
A rose to Dr. LouAnn Woodard, vice chancellor at
University of Mississippi Medical Center, whose email
to Gov. Tate Reeves urging him to enact at state-wide
Tangerine dream
shelter in place order appears to have been the tipping “Just a reminder roadways: beer cans, Styrofoam fast-food
point. For more than a week, Reeves had resisted calls that when Shake- cups and wrappers. All of it looked faded,
to implement the order. In fact, as recently as the day speare was quar- though. Has the virus reduced our litter
before Reeves changed course and issued the order, he maintained antined because of output?
the state would take a county-by-county approach. Woodard’s letter the plague, he wrote Maybe COVID-19 is the planet’s way of
pulled no punches. “As the CEO of the organization that will bear the ‘King Lear.’ ” saying, “ENOUGH, ALREADY!”
brunt of the fallout, I need to speak my mind,” Woodward wrote in —Rosanne Cash, on An unanticipated consequence of the
the email: “Without a statewide ‘shelter in place’ starting very soon Twitter, March 13, virus: Mother Earth catches her breath.
... our health system will be overwhelmed.” Within hours, Reeves 2020 With workers working at their home,
had issued his two-week shelter at home order, which started Friday. pollutants from cars and factories are re-
We applaud Woodard for using her position to influence policy. “If there was ever duced. Space agencies have released photos
a moment to think showing dramatically reduced air pollution
A rose to Mississippi State University, which has about the future, it’s Birney Imes over China.
donated more than 700 N95 masks to OCH Regional now. Photos on Twitter show dolphins and fish
Medical Center, increasing the hospital’s total in- The coronavirus has plunged the world swimming in Venice’s once murky canals.
ventory of the mask by a third. The MSU Aerospace headfirst into an era of unity, solidarity, and Shopping online has increased dramat-
Engineering Department donated 680 masks, with rapid societal change that looks like a com- ically. According to “Business Insider,”
another 25 masks coming from the National Wildlife pressed version of what climate scientists have Amazon and Walmart are hiring a combined
Research Center, boosting the hospital’s supply of masks to about been warning us about for decades. We are 250,000 people to fill and deliver orders.
2,100. The donation again affirms the symbiotic relationship between part of a living ecosystem, and if we push it A study published March 8 by a team of
the university and its host community. We applaud the university for too far, it will break.” academic researchers offers evidence that
stepping up to fill this important need. — Eric Holthaus writing in environmental improvements wrought by
“The Correspondent” the virus has saved more lives in China than
the virus has taken.
“Whether we and our politicians know it (http://www.g-feed.com/2020/03/
or not, Nature is party to all our deals and covid-19-reduces-economic-activity.html)
decisions, and she has more votes, a longer We’re all now — or we should be — con-
memory, and a sterner sense of justice than sidering how we engage with the environ-
we do.” ment.
— Wendell Berry Once the virus is behind us how many of
these newly formed habits will stick?
April 3: Yes, I work in the restaurant industry, and yes I do miss How slowly can you eat a tangerine? This is not to dismiss the substantial
having customers in my restaurant to laugh and talk with, to do This was my focus Wednesday morning emotional, financial and physical distress
whatever. But that’s not the worst part. Filing for unemployment. I while lounging in the grass alongside a rural accompanying the COVID-19 virus. This
called the unemployment office 372 times in a day. 372 times. All I Alabama road on a made-to-order spring pain is deep, widespread, and the sooner it
got was the busy signal. Except for a couple of times when they did day. is over the better, but there is real possibility
start ringing, they put me on hold for like an hour; once even three Employing a technique pioneered locally of good coming from it.
hours. Yes, three hours and still I got nowhere. I really feel like the by Dudley Bearden, I had stashed a kay- Already, it has forced us to slow down. At
government should be — I don’t know — I think they should care ak in the woods under a bridge over the certain times of the day the sidewalks on the
more about the tax-paying people, not just the taxpayers, but all of Buttahatchee and then driven to the next streets of our Southside neighborhood are
us. At least give us the service that we pay for. Thank you. downstream bridge and parked the truck. brimming with never-before-seen pedestri-
Anonymous From there I was riding my bicycle back ans.
to the kayak where I would chain it to a tree Me, I’m going slowly with the tanger-
April 4: Hi, I live alone but typically like getting out and about. before paddling downstream to the truck. ine. It’s small, just the right combination
Normally, my allergies are bad this time of year. I’m used to a sore One problem: On a cool morning appro- of sweetness and sour. The sun and birds
throat and sinus pressure. And I’m sure that’s what I’m feeling now, priate clothing for kayaking and cycling are provide a perfect accompaniment.
but I can’t help but worry every time I wake with a sore throat. Is not the same. I was freezing. Finished, I bask in the sunlight a bit lon-
it the virus or just allergies? I’ve tried to stay away from others as A leisurely tangerine in the sunshine as ger listening to the music of nature.
much as possible. the earth warmed was just the thing. Reluctantly, I get up to resume. As I lift
Anonymous The clatter of birds was the morning’s the bike, my cell phone rings. It’s a friend
soundtrack, they and the occasional passing with whom I talk a couple times a week. I
Social distancing is affecting us all in different ways. We want to hear how
you’re doing. The Dispatch has set up a voicemail so our readers can share their vehicle. lay the bike back down and return to my
thoughts and feelings during this unique time. If you want to share, please call I guess they would go on, those joyous roadside lounge.
662-328-2424 and dial extension 101. You can leave a message 24 hours a day. music makers, whether we humans existed There is no rush and the warm sun feels
Certain messages will be selected to print in the paper. Even if we don’t select or not. good on the skin.
yours, know that someone is out there listening and you’re not alone. We’re all in The surrounding landscape was strewn Birney Imes (birney@cdispatch.com) is the
this together. with the usual litter you see along Southern former publisher of The Dispatch.


SEC suspends activities
through May 31

How Mike Leach’s staff is reaching out in the 2021 recruiting cycle hopes of football being
played at Mississippi
State during the spring
semester ended Friday.
BY BEN PORTNOY Emerick, who spent six
bportnoy@cdispatch.com The Southeastern
years in varying roles at
Conference announced
Texas Tech and current-
STARKVILLE — Saw- an updated slate of guide-
ly oversees recruiting at
yer Robertson still re- lines to its recent deci-
members the game. sions in the wake of the
“Well we’re not going
Seated at his home in outbreak of COVID-19
to ignore it,” Leach said
Lubbock, Texas, not far of how he’d approach re- — most notably, that all
from Jones AT&T Stadi- cruiting Texas during in-person activities, in-
um, Robertson watched his National Signing Day cluding team and indi-
as a Mike Leach-led Tex- press conference Feb. vidual practices, will be
as Tech squad toe-tapped 5. “But of course we’ll suspended through at
its way to a last-second utilize the context to un- least May 31 according to
upset of No. 1-ranked cover quality players. If a news release.
Texas courtesy of sideline they’re interested in what The conference had
acrobatics from star re- we have going on, we’ll previously suspended
ceiver Michael Crabtree. sift through and see who such activities through
Now 12 years on from contributes to what we’re April 15.
the Red Raiders’ mon- looking for, and then of At MSU, the school’s
umental moment, Rob- course you don’t want to first summer term is slat-
ertson — a four-star fly over the top of players ed to begin June 3, while
quarterback in the 2021 to go get other players the second term is set to
class — committed to anymore than neces- start July 8.
join Leach at Mississip- sary.” Cancellations aside,
pi State on Tuesday in a It’s also worth noting, the SEC did extend vir-
recruitment that shows that Leach’s recruitment tual film hour limits from
as much an appeal to of Texas is not a recent two hours per week to
Leach’s wide-open air occurrence. four hours beginning
raid offense as his deep In Washington State’s April 6.
Texas roots. 2018, 2019 and 2020
“I was young, but I
mean, everybody around
classes, Texas boasted DT Lovett enters NCAA
the second-most offered
here knows who Mike players outside of Cali-
transfer portal
Leach is,” Robertson fornia. The 2013 class — STARKVILLE — Mis-
told The Dispatch. “And Leach’s first full cycle in sissippi State rising soph-
Courtesy of Sawyer Robertson
just growing up I still Four-star quarterback Sawyer Robertson, who grew up watching Mike Leach at Pullman — was similarly omore defensive tackle
remember the game in Texas Tech, is one of two Texas signal callers to pledge to join Leach in Starkville. heavy on Texas products Fabien Lovett has entered
2008 where Texas Tech and stood second to just the transfer portal, per
Magnolia State for talent. Inside receivers coach where he was named the his Twitter account.
beat Texas and that kind California as well.
At present, 88 of MSU’s Dave Nichol hails from top recruiting coach in Lovett — a former
of stuff. It was really cool “They’re prioritizing
173 offers have gone to Dallas and began his the Big 12 in 2018 by 247 three-star prospect out
for me to have this oppor- Texas, for sure, in the
players in Georgia (31), coaching career as a stu- Sports. of Olive Branch in the
tunity to go play for him.” (2021) cycle,” 247 Sports
With spring practic- Texas (29) and Florida dent assistant for Leach Cornerbacks coach Director of Recruiting 2018 class — announced
es canceled and travel (28). By contrast, just 56 in Lubbock before stops Darcel McBath, too, Steve Wiltfong told The his decision Friday after-
stalled in light of the prospects from Mississip- at Cisco Junior College boasts experience in the Dispatch. “There’s a ton noon.
worldwide outbreak of pi (17), Tennessee (14), (Cisco, Texas) and Bay- state, having played for of really good players in “I have entered the
COVID-19, Leach and his Alabama (13) and Loui- lor. Leach at Texas Tech in that state, and it’s not just transfer portal with 3
staff have been limited siana (11) combined have Safeties coach Jason the mid-2000’s before the ones that are the most years left of eligibility,”
in their ability to recruit received MSU offers. Washington is also a Tex- five-year NFL career. touted that end up play- he wrote.
over the past month. De- Of those, Texas is a as native and has spent In all, four of Leach’s 10 ing in the NFL down the In 13 games this sea-
spite that, the Bulldogs’ logical recruiting region the past 15 years at vary- on-field assistant coaches road.” son, Lovett totaled 19
remaining targets in the for the Bulldogs given ing levels in the state — have spent extended time “With the ties that this tackles — 2.5 for a loss —
2021 class demonstrate Leach and his staff’s deep most recently as the re- in Texas, not to mention staff has, I think it’s made and one sack.
a growing ability to look connections to the Lone- cruiting coordinator and Senior Associate Athletic it more advantageous for His announcement
beyond the borders of the star State. cornerbacks coach at UT, Director of Football Dave See RECRUITING, 8A comes just one day af-
ter he responded to a
since-deleted tweet from
Leach depicting a woman

Catching up with MSU signee Kylie Taylor knitting a noose for her
The 6-foot-4-inch,
BY THEO DEROSA On Aug. 11, 2017, she 315-pound interior line-
tderosa@cdispatch.com announced her commit- man responded to the im-
ment to the Bulldogs. age with the tweet: “Wtf.”
As Kylie Taylor left the In November of 2019, Leach apologized for
University of Missouri she put pen to paper on the tweet Thursday, writ-
after her official visit on her national letter of ing: “I sincerely regret if
Dec. 4, 2016, it started to intent, making certain my choice of images in
snow. her choice of a “second my tweets were found of-
“‘This is perfect,’” home.” fensive. I had no intention
thought the Ocean “Out of everywhere I of offending anyone.”
Springs High School went, Mississippi State Should Lovett depart,
freshman, enthralled by felt the most like home the Bulldogs will be left
the Tigers’ “beautiful” — like a home away from with six defensive tackles
campus. She committed home,” Taylor said. “I from last season — in-
to Missouri the very next knew that even though I cluding former Louisville
day. would be away from home transfer Allen Love, who
“I didn’t really think for so long that it would be missed the entire 2019
on it, being as young as I OK because I just loved campaign with a low-
was,” Taylor told The Dis- Mississippi State.” er-body injury.
Courtesy of Christi Taylor
patch. Now a senior at George Mississippi State did
Ocean Springs High School sophomore Kylie Taylor winds up to pitch in a game at
But the distance be- County High School — not respond for comment
St. Patrick Catholic High School on April 7, 2018, in Gulfport. Taylor, a Mississippi
tween southeast Missis- Taylor transferred to the State signee, transferred to George County High School for her senior year but did when contacted by The
sippi and mid-Missouri — Lucedale school after not play after undergoing her fourth leg surgery Dec. 30. Dispatch.
an 11-hour drive — was three years at Ocean
daunting for Taylor, who balls as a junior, hit .510 two surgeries in late 2018 Taylor said. “I definitely
Springs — the two-way
said she considers herself standout knows she’s in
and drove in 54 runs in 32 in which her heel bones think I’ll be ready to go Report: MSU tabs
a “homebody” and want- rare territory. Few col- games. were shaved down to this fall.” George as new CFO
ed to stay closer to home. But a rare medical relieve pressure on her She wasn’t on the field According to a report
legiate players regularly
In July 2017, after the issue shut down what Achilles, but her journey for the Rebels this spring, by Genespage.com, the
hit and pitch, but Taylor
dual-threat star went 17- knows she will be one of promised to be a stand- wasn’t over. but Taylor kept up with Mississippi State affili-
0, pitched to a 1.14 ERA them. out senior year, ending The senior underwent Mississippi State’s 25-3 ate for 247 Sports, MSU
and struck out 167 hitters “I’ve always loved to Taylor’s only season at two more surgeries — season as best she could, has hired Eric George of
while also batting .469, hit,” Taylor told The Dis- George County before it one in July 2019, one on following along via Twit- Clemson as the Bulldogs’
hitting five home runs patch. “It’s not something could begin — though it Dec. 30 — to detach her ter notifications when she new chief financial offi-
and driving in 31 runs in I kind of do on the side. I would have ended early Achilles, shave down wasn’t at school, where cer.
her freshman season, she consider myself a hitter regardless thanks to the more bone and clean she could watch the Bull- George, an associate
decommitted from the and a pitcher.” COVID-19 coronavirus up the area. During the dogs play. athletic director and CFO
school. In her sophomore and pandemic. same procedure, doctors “I live out in the woods, at Clemson, will replace
“I just jumped the gun junior seasons with the “With everything go- also lengthened Taylor’s so I can’t really stream Jared Benko, who was
on it,” Taylor said. Greyhounds, she kept up ing on right now, it is calf muscles, which had any of the games on the hired as the new athlet-
Her recruitment was her excellence in both bigger than just softball,” long felt tight due to the internet,” Taylor said. ic director at Georgia
open again, but it didn’t areas. In the circle, Tay- Taylor said. “We’re all in condition, to improve When she starts col- Southern on March 5.
stay that way for long. lor followed up her fresh- this together getting ad- their flexibility. lege in August — with a A native of College Sta-
Shortly after decommit- man year with a 1.23 ERA justed to this new normal While she’s still in the planned major in civil en- tion, Texas, George grew
ting from Missouri, Tay- and 143 strikeouts in 19 for now.” rehab process, Taylor gineering — she is excit- up a fan of Texas A&M
lor made the four-hour appearances as a sopho- This past December, said that according to ed to be able to return to and played for the Aggies
trip up to Starkville to more; she also hit .506, she had her fourth and her recovery timeline she the campus that felt like before an injury ended
visit Mississippi State, drove in 47 runs and hit final surgery to address a should be able to take the home from the start. his career. He joined the
and her decision was ef- 10 homers that season. rare condition called Ha- field for the Bulldogs for “We just kind of staff at Clemson in Octo-
fectively made as soon as Despite a (relatively) glund’s deformity, a bony fall practice. clicked, I guess,” Taylor ber 2015 after two years
she stepped on campus. down pitching season in enlargement on both “I have a good ways to said of Mississippi State. at the University of Texas.
“‘Oh my gosh,’” Taylor 2019 — 88 strikeouts and heels that dug into her go, but every little step “The first time I ever went
thought. “‘This is amaz- a 1.96 ERA in 14 games — Achilles tendons. being taken in therapy, on campus, I kind of knew SOURCE: From
ing. I need to go here.’” Taylor slugged eight long Taylor initially had nothing but progress,” … It’s just a great fit.” Special Reports
8A SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2020 The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com


Kobe, Duncan, Garnett headline Basketball Hall of Fame class

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS nounced in February, among nine who died in be able to be called ‘Hall Bryant’s former agent: voices in international
and the panel of 24 voters the crash in late January, of Famer’ is everything.” “All of us can trust that basketball until his death
Kobe Bryant’s résumé who were tasked to de- and the NBA shut down Duncan spent the en- this Basketball Hall of in 2018.
has yet another entry to cide who merited selec- March 11 as the corona- tirety of his career with Fame honor is one Kobe “The incredible emo-
prove his greatness: He’s tion wound up choosing virus pandemic began to the Spurs, and is now would, and will, deeply tions that I felt after re-
now, officially, a Hall of them all. Also headed to grip the U.S. back with the team as appreciate.” ceiving the call from the
Famer. the Hall this year: former “Obviously, we wish an assistant coach under Catchings was a 10- Hall of Fame Friday after-
And he’s got plenty of FIBA Secretary General that he was here with us Gregg Popovich. time WNBA All-Star and noon, I can’t even put into
elite company in the 2020 Patrick Baumann, select- to celebrate,” Vanessa “It’s kind of the end of four-time Olympic gold words,” Stevens said.
class, one that may be as ed as a direct-elect by the Bryant, Kobe’s wife, said the journey here,” Dun- medalist. Tomjanovich, The enshrinement
glitzy as any. international committee. on the ESPN broadcast of can, on the broadcast, who had overwhelming ceremony in Springfield,
Bryant, who died in “He was the head of the class announcement. said of his enshrinement. support from NBA peers Massachusetts, is sched-
a helicopter crash on FIBA and this was a way “But it’s definitely the “It was an incredible ca- who couldn’t understand uled for Aug. 29. Should
Jan. 26, and fellow NBA
to honor him,” Hall of peak of his NBA career reer that I enjoyed so why it took so long for the pandemic force a de-
greats Tim Duncan and
Fame Chairman and en- and every accomplish- much. To call it a dream his selection, was a five- lay, there is a tentative
Kevin Garnett headlined
shrinee Jerry Colangelo ment that he had as an come true isn’t even do- time All-Star as a player, plan for an October cere-
a nine-person group an-
said. “It was a special athlete was a stepping- ing any justice to it. I nev- guided Houston to back- mony as well.
nounced Saturday as this
thing done through that stone to be here. So we’re er dreamt I’d be at this to-back titles and took the For this year, largely
year’s class of enshrinees
committee.” incredibly proud of him.” point.” 2000 U.S. Olympic team because of the star pow-
into the Naismith Me-
Bryant died about Bryant was also a five- Duncan, Garnett and to a gold medal. er of this class, the Hall
morial Basketball Hall of
Fame. three weeks before the time champion with the Bryant were similar in Mulkey has three chose to enact a one-year
“An amazing class,” Hall of Fame said — as Los Angeles Lakers, just many ways as players: NCAA titles as a coach, suspension of direct elec-
Duncan said. if there was going to be as Duncan was with the The longevity of their won two others as a play- tions from the Veteran’s,
They all got into the any doubt — that he was San Antonio Spurs. careers, the eye-popping er and had Baylor in po- Women’s Veteran’s, Early
Hall in their first year as a finalist. Duncan and “This is an incredibly numbers, almost peren- sition to vie for another African-American Pio-
finalists, as did WNBA Garnett were also widely special class, for many nial inclusion on award championship this season neers and Contributors
great Tamika Catchings. perceived to be locks to reasons,” Colangelo said. lists. They also shared a had the global coronavi- categories.
Two-time NBA champion be part of this class; they Garnett is the only play- dislike for touting person- rus pandemic not forced With Bryant, Duncan
coach Rudy Tomjanovich were both 15-time NBA er in NBA history with at al accomplishments. the shutdown of virtu- and Garnett as perhaps
finally got his call, as did All-Stars, and Bryant was least 25,000 points, 10,000 But even the Hall ally every sport around the top NBA trio to ever
longtime Baylor wom- an 18-time selection. rebounds, 5,000 assists, would have touched Bry- the globe. Stevens has enter simultaneously, the
en’s coach Kim Mulkey, Bryant’s death has 1,500 blocks and 1,500 ant, those closest to him coached for 43 years and Hall wanted to make sure
1,000-game winner Bar- been part of a jarring steals. He also was part of said. is a five-time Division II that no enshrinee would
bara Stevens of Bentley start of the year for bas- Boston’s 2008 NBA title. “No one deserves it coach of the year. Sut- be overlooked.
and three-time Final Four ketball: Commissioner “This is the culmina- more,” Lakers Governor ton won more than 800 “We didn’t need to wa-
coach Eddie Sutton. Emeritus David Stern tion,” Garnett said. “All Jeanie Buss said. games in nearly four de- ter it down,” Colangelo
They were the eight died on Jan. 1, Bryant and those hours ... this is what Added Lakers gener- cades, and Baumann was said. “Next year is anoth-
finalists who were an- his daughter Gianna were you do it for, right here. To al manager Rob Pelinka, one of the most powerful er year for many.”

Continued from Page 7A

Mississippi State to go an before the pair moved the Sunshine State heav- players in Texas,” Wilt- son and fellow Texas na- getting out and going dif-
into Texas, and you’re to Valdosta State, a Divi- ily while an assistant at fong said. “There’s so tive Daniel Greek as the ferent places, and so when
seeing the results,” he sion II school located in South Carolina. many good players, and if only pledges of Leach’s they step on campus, we
continued. southern Georgia and just As for Georgia, offen- you evaluate well you can tenure to date coupled
want to make this feel like
And while not quite over 20 minutes from the sive line coach Mason really become a good foot- with recent offering pat-
as simplistic a tie, Flor- Florida border. Miller was born in Mari- ball team recruiting those terns, future MSU rosters home for them and gain a
ida and Georgia have Outside receivers etta and played for Leach three states (Georgia, may boast far more play- relationship and a love for
comparable explanations coach Steve Spurrier at Valdosta State before Texas and Florida).” ers who grew up watching our coaches and the play-
for their recent target- Jr. — the son of long- meandering around the Of course, it remains to the Red Raiders and the ers that are around here
ing based on the current time Florida coach and country in varying coach- be seen how many of the Gators than the Bulldogs. and the city of Starkville.
staff’s past history. Heisman Trophy winner ing capacities. 88 prospects Leach’s staff “The good news is
From there, shoot, sell
Early in his career, Steve Spurrier — also “Georgia can’t take ev- have offered in Georgia, there’s talent every-
Leach recruited in Flori- spent time as a gradu- erybody in Georgia and Texas and Florida will ac- where,” Washington told everything else and give
da as an assistant for Hal ate assistant at UF in the Texas, and Texas A&M tually commit to MSU. The Dispatch in Febru- them a goal and a light at
Mumme at Iowa Wesley- mid-1990s and recruited can’t take all the good That said, with Robert- ary. “And these kids are the end of the tunnel.”
Jan Swoope: 328-2471 B


What better time?

Deanna Robinson/Dispatch Staff

Nancy Reeves preps soil in a butterfly garden at her home in Lowndes County’s New Hope community Thursday. Before long, colorful flow-
ers that attract pollinators will provide a bright oasis in Reeves’ yard. Spring’s arrival and more hours at home create a prime opportunity to
start the garden we never got around to.

Those veggies and flowers you never

had time to grow? Just look at us now
BY JAN SWOOPE “Begin with one bed, maybe two, and when
jswoope@cdispatch.com you get comfortable with that, add another

bed and then you can add more variety in
hursday’s sun shone high and bright what you grow.”
on 7-year-old Lucy Ann Richardson Cucumbers are easy to grow from seeds,
and big brother Craig, 14, as they she continued. “And squash and zucchini
helped their mom with gardening at home come up pretty quick from seeds. We also
in Caledonia. Because of the novel coro- grow radishes from seeds and carrots,
navirus, Victoria and Chad Richardson’s although they’re a little more cantankerous
raised vegetable beds are about two to and take a while to germinate.”
three weeks ahead of schedule than they’d For peppers, tomatoes, egg plants and
normally be this time of year. broccoli, Richardson usually starts with
Chad, in the construction industry, plants from a garden center.
continues working, but Victoria, a culinary “Composting has been amazing,” she
arts teacher with the Lowndes County remarked. Compost piles convert waste
School District Career Technology Center,
including grass clippings, tree leaves,
has been home with the children ever since
vegetable food scraps, newspaper and
a week-long spring break became a long se-
cardboard into a soil-enriching boost for
quester. Gardening has been a beneficiary.
the garden. The practice turned what was
Those vegetables you always meant to
“terrible dirt” the Richardsons began with
try your hand at? The vibrant flowers you
into bounty-producing fuel.
envisioned in the yard but never got around
One big benefit of getting back to the
to planting? This is it.
earth has been the effect on Craig and Lucy
Bright spots may be few and far between Courtesy photo
Ann, their mother said.
during shelter-in-place status, but Rich- Chad and Victoria Richardson of Caledonia
“One of the greatest things I’ve seen
ardson and others like her think getting grow a wide variety of vegetables at home in
more than a dozen raised beds. If just start- come out of this is that my children love
our hands dirty is a productive way to put
ing out, Victoria suggests beginning with one vegetables. They love almost everything
unexpected days at home to good purpose.
or two beds and adding more as desired. that comes out of the garden.”
In spite of world events, spring has arrived
and the earth is ready to produce.
“With the call to practice social distanc-
The prospect needn’t be
daunting or huge.
Winged visitors
ing and staying home away In the New Hope community Thurs-
“Not everything has to day, Nancy Reeves prepped the soil for a
from group gatherings, what
come from the grocery store, butterfly garden. After taking the Exten-
better time than now to get
and you don’t have to have sion Service’s Master Gardeners course
outside, breathe the fresh air
a lot of space,” said Victoria in spring 2017, she was inspired by the
and start a vegetable or flow-
Richardson. “After all, one or butterfly garden the group maintains at the
er garden?” said Mississippi
two tomato plants are pretty Columbus Riverwalk. She likes rolling out
State University Extension
much enough for a family.” Richardson the welcome mat to graceful pollinators
Service Agent Reid Nevins.
Co-ops and garden centers Nevins on a smaller scale in her own yard as well.
should have a variety of vege- Start small First-time gardeners can create their own
table seedlings such as tomatoes, peppers, The Richardsons began with three in a limited space.
squash, eggplant, corn and other vegeta- raised beds about 17 years ago; now they “Select a sunny spot. Butterflies love
bles — as well as flowers — to choose from, have 19. Most of the beds are 4-by-10-feet, the heat,” Reeves advised from experience.
Nevins said. built of pressure-treated lumber. Chad and “Choose plants or seeds that are going to
“But it’s also still not too late to start Victoria — and their two young helpers — produce a colorful and pleasing-to-the-eye
many vegetables from seeds,” he noted. grow much of what they eat and share the garden.” Zinnia, lantana, salvia, milkweed,
“Starting seeds is, of course, cheaper than rest with family and neighbors. Victoria Mexican sunflowers, Turk’s cap, fennel and
purchasing seedlings, but it’s also a great does a lot of canning. dill weed are among Reeves’ choices.
way to introduce young people to garden- “Start small. Raised beds are the easiest Butterflies need structure to lay their
ing by planting the seeds and watching way to go because you can keep everything eggs on, she pointed out. Publications
them emerge and grow with a little tender, contained. You can walk all the way around online can help with suggestions.
loving care.” the bed, pick from every side,” she said. See GARDENING, 6B
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NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD — 4474 New Hope High Road, Crawford. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship PLEASANT GROVE ROBINSON MB CHURCH
Road. Worship 10:30 a.m., Children’s Church 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Riley Forrest, Sr., Pastor. — 9203 Hwy. 389 N., Starkville. Sunday School 10 a.m.,
662-664-0852 662-272-8221 Worship 11:15 a.m., Wednesday Prayer Service/Bible
THE ASSEMBLY COLUMBUS — 2201 Military PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST — 1383 Pleasant Hill Study 7 p.m. Pastor George A. Sanders. 456-0024
Road. Christian Education 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Rd. Sunday Worship 10 a.m. & 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. PLEASANT RIDGE MB CHURCH — Ridge Rd.
Nursery Church (2-3 yrs.) Children’s Church 10:30 a.m. Bill Hurt, Pastor. 662-329-3921 Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6
Wednesday 6:30 p.m. (something for all ages). Nursery PLYMOUTH BAPTIST CHURCH — 187 Plymouth p.m. A. Edwards, Sr., Pastor.
provided for all services. Jody Gurley, Pastor. 662-328- Rd. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. PROVIDENCE MB CHURCH — Old Hwy. 69 S.
6374 Randy Rigdon, Pastor. Neil Shepherd, Music. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday
BAPTIST SOVEREIGN FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH — 7852 7 p.m. Rev. Gilbert Anderson, Pastor.
ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH — Hwy. 45 N. Hwy. 12 E., Steens. Sunday Worship 10 a.m., Service 5 SAINT MATTHEWS MB CHURCH — 1213
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Discipleship p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Charles Young, Pastor. Island Rd. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.,
Training 5 p.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Mitch SOVEREIGN GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH — Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Curtis Clay, Sr., Pastor.
McWilliams, Pastor. 662-328-4765 12859 Martin Road Spur, Northport, Ala. Worship 11 SALEM MB CHURCH — Hwy. 86, Carrollton, Ala.
ARMSTRONG BAPTIST CHURCH — 1707 a.m., Sunday Bible Study noon. Todd Bryant, Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday
Yorkville Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Bible sovereigngrace.net 6 p.m. Rev. David J. Johnson, Jr., Pastor.
Study Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. William Vaughn, Pastor. 662- STATE LINE BAPTIST CHURCH — 7560 Hwy. 1282 SECOND JAMES CREEK MB CHURCH —
328-0670 E. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 4898 Baldwin Rd., Brooksville. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.,
ARTESIA BAPTIST CHURCH — Sunday School 10 Night small group 6:30 p.m. Robert Gillis, Pastor. 662- Worship 11 a.m. Pastor Michael Tate. 662-738-5855
a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Pastor 329-2973 SOUTHSIDE MB CHURCH — 100 Nashville Ferry
Jeff Morgan. TEMPLE OF DELIVERANCE BAPTIST Rd. E. Sunday School 8:30 a.m., Worship 10 a.m.,
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH — 3232 Military Road. CHURCH — 4307 Sand Rd., Steens. Maurice Williams, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Rev. Rayfield Evins Jr., Pastor.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Pastor. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., SIXTH AVENUE MB CHURCH — 1519 Sixth Ave.
Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Walter Butler, Pastor. Wednesday 7 p.m. 662-327-2580 N. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m., Bible Study
BETHESDA BAPTIST CHURCH — 2096 Bethesda UNITED CHRISTIAN BAPTIST CHURCH — 2 Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. W.C. Talley, Pastor. 662-329-
Rd, Crawford. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., blocks east of Hwy. 69 on Yorkville Rd. Sunday School 9 2344
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m., Worship 7 p.m., Wednesday a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m. Steven James, Pastor. SPRINGFIELD MB CHURCH — 6369 Hwy. 45 S.
7:00 p.m. Allan Dees, Pastor. 662-272-8734 UNIVERSITY BAPTIST CHURCH — 1104 (1st & 3rd Sunday) Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship
2500 Military Road Suite 1 BORDER SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH — 12771 Louisville St., Starkville (located in Fellowship Hall of St. 11:30 a.m., (1st & 3rd Wednesday) 7 p.m. Robert Gavin,
Columbus, MS Hwy. 12 E., Caledonia. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship Luke Lutheran Church). Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship Pastor. 662-327-9843
10:30 a.m., Discipleship Training 5:15 p.m., Worship 6 p.m., 11 a.m. Bert Montgomery, Pastor. www.ubcstarkville.org STEPHEN CHAPEL MB CHURCH — 2008 7th
westrealtycompany.com Wednesday Bible Study – Adults, Children, and Youth VICTORY FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH — Ave. N. Sunday School 8:30 a.m., Worship 9:45 a.m.
Don West, Broker/Owner classes 6:30 p.m. Dan Louman, Pastor. 662-386-0541. Victory Loop off of Mill Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship Bible Study Wednesday 10:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
www. borderspringsbaptistchurch.com 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor, Al Hamm. ST. JAMES MB CHURCH — 6525 Hardy-Billups
BROOKSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH — Main WOODLAND BAPTIST CHURCH — 3033 Ridge Rd., Crawford. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.
Street, Brooksville. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship Rd. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Worship and 6:15 p.m. Rev. Chad Payton, Pastor.
Northeast Exterminating 10:55 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. 6 p.m., AWANA Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 ST. JOHN MB CHURCH — 3477 Motley Rd.,
CALEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH — 7840 Wolfe p.m. Kevin Jenkins, Pastor. 662-327-6689. Brad Wright, Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday
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Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday, Worship 11 a.m. Sunday, ST. PAUL MB CHURCH — Robinson Rd. Sunday
crawls, Columbus Bible Study 4 p.m., Worship 5 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study
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call... 662-329-9992 6:30 p.m. Kelby R. Johnson, Pastor.
Wednesday 7 p.m., Youth Ministry Wednesday 4:30 p.m.
Rev. Brian Hood, Pastor.
Rev. Willie Mays, Pastor.
ST. PAUL MB CHURCH — 1800 Short Main St.
Dr. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Adult INDEPENDENT BAPTIST Disciple Training/Sunday School 8 a.m., Worship 9:00
BRISLIN, INC. Choir rehearsals and Discipleship Training 5 p.m., Worship
6 p.m., Wednesday 6:15 p.m. Rev. Ralph Windle, Interim
BETHESDA CHURCH — 1800 Short Main. Sunday
School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m.
a.m. Rev. John F. Johnson, Pastor. 662-241-7111
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Residential • Commercial • Industrial CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH — 385 7th St. SW, yahoo.com School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday Bible
Since 1956 Vernon, Ala. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH — 5860 Hwy. 50 E., West Study 6 p.m.
www.brislininc.com 5 p.m. (6 p.m. - Daylight Savings Time), Wednesday 6:30 Point. Sunday School 10 a.m., Service 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., UNION BAPTIST MB CHURCH — 101 Weaver
p.m. Wil Corbett, Pastor. 205-270-1845 Wednesday 7 p.m. Rd. (Hwy. 69 S) Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11
4051 Military Road • 662-328-5814 CANAAN BAPTIST CHURCH — 1008 Lehmberg FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH — 1720 Hwy. a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Pastor McSwain.
Rd. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. and 5 373. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., TABERNACLE MB CHURCH — Magnolia Drive,
p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Paul Shaw, Pastor. 662-327- Wednesday 7 p.m. Martin “Buddy” Gardner, Pastor. Macon. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.,
3771 LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST CHURCH — 5030 Hwy. Wednesday 6 p.m.
CANAAN MB CHURCH — 2425 Bell Ave. Sunday 182 E. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 UNION HOPEWELL MB CHURCH — 150
School 8:15 a.m., Worship 9:30 a.m., Wednesday Bible p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. 662-327-1130 Spurlock Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.,
Study 6 p.m. Jimmy Pounds, Pastor. 662-327-1226 SHINING LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH — 957 Wednesday 6 p.m. Carlton Jones, Pastor.
COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH — 2490 Sunset Drive, Starkville in the Comfort Suites Conference WOODLAWN LANDMARK MB CHURCH —
Yorkville Rd. East Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 Room, Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 8086 Hwy. 12. East, Steens. Sunday School 10 a.m.,
a.m., Wednesday Bible Study, Children & Youth Classes p.m. Pastor John Harvey. slbcstarkville.org 662-648-0282 Worship 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. David
6:30 p.m. Matt Moehring, Pastor. Edward Rhinewalt, Music MISSIONARY BAPTIST Retherford, Pastor.
CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH — 844 Woodlawn Rd., Steens. Sunday School 9:20 a.m., Worship Carson Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:15 a.m.,
Old West Point Rd., Starkville. Sunday 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m., Bible Study Wednesday 6:20 p.m. Rev. William Wednesday 7 p.m. John Sanders, Pastor.
Greg Upperman, Pastor. 662-323-6351 or visit www. Sparks, Pastor. 662-356-4968. ZION GATE MB CHURCH — 1202 5th St. S. Sunday
cornerstonestarkville.com ANTIOCH MB CHURCH — 2304 Seventh Ave. N. School 9:30 a.m., Worship 8 a.m. and 10:45., Children’s
INDUSTRIAL SERVICES, INC EAST END BAPTIST CHURCH — 380 Hwy. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Church 10:15 a.m., Worship 5 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m.
50 W. (Hwy. 50 and Holly Hills Rd.) Sunday School 9:15 Kenny Bridges, Pastor. Dr. James A. Boyd, Pastor.
www.hydrovaconline.com a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Worship 5 p.m. followed by BETHLEHEM MB CHURCH — 293 Bethlehem Road, PRIMITIVE BAPTIST
Discipleship Training, Mission Friends and GAs 5 p.m., Caledonia. Sunday School 1st and 4th Sundays 8 a.m., 2nd ABERDEEN PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Jarrett’s Towing Sanctuary Choir 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting,
Youth Worship, Preschool & Children’s Choirs 6:30 p.m.
& 3rd Sundays 9:30 a.m., Worship 1st & 4th Sundays 9:30
a.m., 2nd & 3rd Sundays 11 a.m., Wednesdays 6 p.m. Rev.
— Washington St. & Columbus St., Aberdeen. Sunday
10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Herb Hatfield, Pastor. 662-369-
Wrecker Service Bryon Benson, Pastor. 662-328-5915 Willie James Gardner, Pastor. 662-356-4424 4937
5209 N. Hwy 182 E. • Columbus, MS 39702 Christopher Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Activity Center 405 Lynn Lane Road. Sunday Worship 2nd, Flower Farm Rd., 2 miles South of Hamilton, just off Hwy.
329-2447 We unlock Wednesday 7 p.m. Junior Eads, Pastor. 662-329-2245
4th & 5th Sundays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Pastor Martin. 662-
45. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Jesse Phillips, Pastor. 662-429-
If no answer 251-2448 cars
Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., BRICK MB CHURCH — Old Macon Rd. Sunday School MAYHEW PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH —
Wednesday 6 p.m. Dr. Breck Ladd, Pastor. 662-328-2924 9:30 a.m. each Sunday, Worship 2nd and 4th Sundays only 842 Hwy. 45 Alternate, Starkville. Sunday Service 10:30
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Mike Parra Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.
11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Everett Little, Pastor.
a.m. Herb Hatfield,Pastor. 662-315-4937
SPRINGHILL P.B. CHURCH — 3996 Sandyland
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& Insured Rev. Michael Love, Pastor. 662-434-5252 Lyons Road. Sunday Worship 8:00 a.m., Sunday School 9 Road, Macon, MS. Walter Lowery Jr., Pastor. Sunday
W H INC. G FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH — 7th St. and 2nd. Ave. a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Pastor Robert School 9:00 a.m., Worship 10:00 a.m., Tuesday Bible
“A Family Business Since 1946” N. Sunday Worship 8:45 a.m., Sunday School 10 a.m. Bowers, Pastor. 662-434-0144 Study 6 p.m. 662-738-5006.
Cable Channel 7), Contemporary Worship 11 a.m.; Worship Services 11:15 a.m., Sunday School 10 a.m., CHURCH — North of Caledonia on Wolf Rd, Hamilton.
662-328-3625 • 662-328-7612 Sunday Evening Worship 5 p.m., Midweek Prayer Service Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Johnnie Richardson, Pastor. 662- Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 1st Sunday Night at 6:30 p.m. Elder

Rae’s Jewelry
Wednesday 6 p.m. located downtown. Dr. Shawn Parker, 434-6528 Joseph Mettles, Pastor. 662-369-2532
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF STEENS — 40 CHURCH — 14096 MS Hwy. 388, Brooksville, MS 39739, SAINT DAVID’S AT MAYHEW — 549 Mayhew
Odom Rd., Steens. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11:00 a.m., Wednesday Rd., Mayhew. Holy Eucharist - Sunday 10 a.m. 662-244-
Authorized Dealer a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m.
FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST — 125 Yorkville Rd. W.
6:30 p.m. Bobby Bowen, Pastor. 662-738-5837/549-6100
CHRIST MB CHURCH — 110 2nd Ave. S. Sunday
5939 or anglicancatholic.org
Citizens and Pulsar Watches Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m., B.T.U. ANNUNCIATION CATHOLIC CHURCH — 808
Downtown Columbus 662-328-8824 Wednesday 7 p.m. John Gainer, Pastor. 662-328-6024 or Program every 1st & 3rd Sunday 6 p.m. College St. Mass Schedules are as follows: Sunday 8
662-328-3183 ELBETHEL MB CHURCH — 2205 Washington Ave. a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8 a.m.,
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH — 708 Airline Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday Tuesday 5:30 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m., and Annunciation
When Caring Counts... Rd. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m. & 6 p.m., 7:00 p.m., Rev. Leroy Jones, Pastor. Catholic School (during the school year). Father Jeffrey
Wednesday 6 p.m. Charles Whitney, Pastor. FAITH HARVEST MB CHURCH — 4266 Sand Waldrep, Priest.
GRACE COVENANT BAPTIST CHURCH — 912 Road. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Bible class CHRISTIAN
11th Ave. S. Sunday 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Pastor Sammy Tuesday 6 p.m. Hugh L. Dent, Pastor. 662-243-7076. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH — 811 N. McCrary.
Burns. 662-328-1096 FOURTH STREET MB CHURCH — 610 4th St. N. Lavelle Smith, Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.,
FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY GREENWOOD SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m., Wednesday Worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m.
1131 Lehmberg Rd., Columbus • 662-328-1808 — 278 East between Gattman & Amory. Sunday School 10 Bible Study 7 p.m. Rev. Jimmy L. Rice, Pastor. 662-328-1913 CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7:15 p.m. FRIENDSHIP MB CHURCH — 1102 12th Ave. S. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH — 720 4th Ave.
Rev. John Walden, Pastor. 662-356-4445 Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday N. and 8th St. N. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.
IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH — 6342 Military 6 p.m. Dr. Stanley K. McCrary, Pastor. 662-327-7473 or CHURCH OF CHRIST
Rd., Steens. Bible Study 10:30 a.m., Worship 9:15 a.m. and 662-251-4185 CALEDONIA CHURCH OF CHRIST — Main
6 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. 662-328-1668 GREATER MT. OLIVE M.B. CHURCH — 1856 St., Caledonia. Sunday Bible Study 9 a.m., Worship
KOLOLA SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH — Carson Rd. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m., 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m.
Caledonia. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 7 a.m. Donald Henry, Pastor. CHURCH OF CHRIST — 4362 Hwy. 69 S.
AWANA 4:45-6 Ages 2-12th grade (Sept. - May), Worship HALBERT MISSION MB CHURCH — 2199 Halbert Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. , Wednesday 6 p.m. Loviah
5 p.m., Choir Practice Wednesday 6 p.m., 252 Basics Church Rd., Ethelsville, Ala. Sunday School 10 a.m., Johnson 662-574-0426 or E-mail: jtychicus00@gmail.
Children’s Ministry an Cross Training Youth Wednesday Worship 11 a.m. Ernest Prescott, Pastor. com
7 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Rev. Don Harding, HOPEWELL MB CHURCH — 4892 Ridge Rd. CHURCH OF CHRIST — 437 Gregory Rd.

Shelton Cleaners Pastor.

Street, Longview. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Worship
Sunday School 8 a.m., Worship 9 a.m., Minister Terry
Johnson, Interim Pastor.
JERUSALEM MB CHURCH — 14129 Hwy 12 E.,
Sunday Bible class 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6
p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Richard Latham, Minister.
662-328- 4705
3189 Hwy 45 N. • 328-5421 11:00 a.m., Discipleship Training 5:15 p.m., Evening Caledonia. Sunday School 8:30 a.m., Worship 9:30 a.m., CHURCH OF CHRIST DIVINE — 1316 15th
Worship 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Rev. Willie Petty, Sr., Pastor. St. S. Morning Worship (1st, 2nd, & 4th Sunday)
1702 6th St. N. • 328-5361 Interim Pastor Ron Linkins, or email ynyministry@yahoo.
com, 662-769-4774
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
9:45 a.m., (3rd & 5th Sunday) 8:30 a.m., Wednesday
Prayer 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. 662-
MCBEE BAPTIST CHURCH — 2846 Hwy. 50 E. Wednesday 6 p.m. Joseph Oyeleye, Pastor. 662-328-4629 327-6060 Bishop Timothy Heard, Pastor.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Discipleship MILLERS CHAPEL MB CHURCH — 425 East COLUMBUS CHURCH OF CHRIST — 2401
Training 5 p.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Rev. North St. Macon. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 7th St. N. Sunday Bible Class 9:30 a.m., Worship
Jimmy Ray, Pastor. 662-328-7177 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Ron Houston, Pastor. 10:30 a.m., Sunday Bible Study 5 p.m., Wednesday
MIDWAY BAPTIST CHURCH — Holly Hills Rd. MISSIONARY UNION BAPTIST CHURCH 6:30 p.m. Paul Bennett, Family Life Minister; Billy
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 — 1207 5th Ave. N. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship
APAC-MISSISSIPPI, INC. p.m., Prayer Service every Saturday 6 p.m. Rev. Denver 11 a.m., Baptist Training Union 5 p.m., Worship 6 p.m.,
Ferguson, Minister of Discipleship; Hunter Johnson,
Youth Minister.
Michael Bogue & Employees Clark, Pastor. Wednesday 6 p.m. Rev. Tony A. Montgomery, Pastor. EAST COLUMBUS CHURCH OF CHRIST —
Lake Norris Rd. 328-6555 MOUNT PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH — 2628 MOUNT ZION MB CHURCH — 2221 14th Ave. N. Highway 182 E. at Gaylane. Sunday Worship 9 a.m.,
East Tibbee Rd., West Point. Sunday Worship each week 8 Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Tuesday Bible Bible Study 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7
a.m., 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday Worship 11:30 a.m., Sunday Study 7 p.m. Jesse J. Slater, Pastor. 662-328-4979 p.m. http://eastcolumbuschurch.com
School 9:30 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Donald Wesley, MT. ARY MB CHURCH — 291 S. Frontage Rd., Lot HW Y. 69 CHURCH OF CHRIST — 2407 Hwy.
Pastor. #4. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday 6 69 S. Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:15
MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH — 1791 Lake p.m. Rev. Erick Logan, Pastor. a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Minister Jay
Lowndes Rd. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m. MT. AVERY BAPTIST CHURCH — 12311 Nashville Street. www.highway69coc.com
and 6 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Steve Lammons, Pastor. Ferry Rd. E. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m. every LONE OAK CHURCH OF CHRIST — 1903
662-328-2811 Sunday except 5th Sunday. Rev. John Wells, Pastor. Lone Oak Rd., Steens. Bible Study 9 a.m., Worship 10
MT. VERNON CHURCH — 200 Mt. Vernon Rd. MT. OLIVE MB CHURCH — 2020 Atkin Rd., Millport, a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m.
Sunday Worship 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Service Life Groups Ala. Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service 10 a.m. Pastor MAGNOLIA CHURCH OF CHRIST — 161 Jess
for all ages 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Connection Cafe 10 a.m., Benny W. Henry. 205-662-3923 Lyons Rd. Bible Study 9:15 a.m., Worship, 10 a.m. and
Discovery Zone. 662-328-3042 mtvchurch.com NEW HOPE MB CHURCH — 271 Church St., Artesia. 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Minister David May, Pastor.
MURRAH’S CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH — Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 662-769-5514.
9297 Hwy. 69 S. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 p.m. Thomas E. Rice is Pastor. 662-494-1580 NORTH HILLCREST CHURCH OF CHRIST
a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. NEW BAPTIST TEMPLE MB CHURCH — 5937 — 900 North Hillcrest, Aberdeen, MS 39730, Sunday
NEW COVENANT BAPTIST CHURCH — Highway Nashville Ferry Rd. E. Sunday School 9 a.m. each week Worship 10:00 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6:00
Telephone: 662-327-1467 50 E. Sunday School 9 a.m., Service 10 a.m., Wednesday except 5th Sunday, Worship 10 a.m. each week except 5th p.m., Bro. Arthur Burnett, Minister, 662-304-6098.
P.O. Box 1278 • 1616 7th Ave. S., Columbus, MS 39703 7 p.m. Ed Nix, Pastor. Sunday, 5th Sundays: Ushers Board Fellowship. Rev. L.A. Email: nhill crestcoc@gmail.com
NEW JOURNEY CHURCH — 3123 New Hope Rd. Gardner, Pastor. 662-329-3321 STEENS CHURCH OF CHRIST — Steens
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m., Small Groups 5:30 p.m., Kevin NEW ZION PILGRIM MB CHURCH — 5253 New Vernon Rd. 9:15 a.m. Bible Study, Worship 10 a.m.
This ad space can be yours Edge, Pastor. 662-315-7753 or thenewjourneychurch.org
Hope Rd. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship Services
11 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Rev. Christopher Wriley,
and 5 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Tim Gentle, Minister.
for only $10 per week. Rd., 3 miles south of Caledonia. Sunday Worship 8:00 Pastor. 10th Ave. N. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30
a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Sunday NEW ZION STEENS MB CHURCH — 3301 Sand a.m., Bible Class 5 p.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday
Call today 328-2424 Evening - AWANA 4 p.m., Discipleship Training, Youth Rd. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Willie McCord, Minister.
& Adult 5 p.m., Evening Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday - 6 p.m. Pastor Rev. Billy D. Hill. 662-329-5224 WOODLAWN CHURCH OF CHRIST —
to schedule your ad. Adults, Youth & Children 6:30 p.m. 662-356-4940 www. OAK GROVE MB CHURCH — 1090 Taylor Woodlawn Community. Sunday 9 a.m., Worship 9:45
newsalembaptistcaledonia.com Bro. Mel Howton, Pastor. Thurston Rd. Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., a.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Willis
NORTHSIDE FREE WILL BAPTIST — 14th Ave. 5th Sunday 8 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6:15 p.m. Logan, Minister.
and Waterworks. Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday Worship Pastor Therman Cunningham Sr., 662-798-0179 CHURCH OF GOD
11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Pat Creel, OAKLAND MB CHURCH — 18 Fairport Road, CHURCH OF GOD IN JESUS’ NAME — Hwy. 12.
Do you need to change your Pastor. Crawford. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Tuesday 7 p.m. David Sipes,
church’s listing? Call 328-2424 or OPEN DOOR MB CHURCH — Starkville Sportsplex, Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m., Mass Choir Rehearsal Pastor.
email changes to tinap@cdispatch.com 405 Lynn Lane, Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. - Wed. before 1st and 2nd Sun. 6 p.m., Male Chorus CORNERSTONE WORSHIP CENTER — 7840
1st 2nd and 4th Sundays. Donnie Jones, Pastor. 662-263- Rehearsal - Wed. before 3rd Sun. 6 p.m., Junior Choir Wolfe Rd. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.,
subject: church page 7102 Rehearsal - Wed. before 4th Sun. 6 p.m. Rev. Sammy Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Tony Hunt, Pastor. 662-889-6570
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LATTER RAIN CHURCH OF GOD — 721 7th Ave. each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Earnest Sanders, Pastor. Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Pastor Donna Anthony. 662-241-0097
p.m. Brenda Othell Sullivan, Pastor. CHURCH — Hwy. 12, Steens. Sunday School 9:45, JESUS CHRIST) — 4435 Hwy. 45 N., Sunday Service
NORTH COLUMBUS CHURCH OF GOD — 2103 Service 11 a.m.. Meet on 2nd and 4th Sundays. Wednesday 9 a.m., Wednesday Prayer 6:30 p.m., Bible Study 7 p.m. 662-
Jess Lyons Rd. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 10:30 Bible Study 6:00 p.m. Rev. Antra Geeter, Pastor. 662-327- 241-6723 www.memorialgunterpeel.com
a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Clarence Roberts, 4263 THE LORD’S HOUSE — 441 18th St. S. Thursday 7
Pastor. NEW HOPE CME CHURCH — 1452 Yorkville Road p.m. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. 716 Second Ave. N. • Columbus, MS • 662-328-4432
YORKVILLE HEIGHTS CHURCH — 2274 Yorkville East, Columbus. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Worship THE RIVER CHURCH — 822 North Lehmberg Rd., 903 College St. • Columbus, MS • 662-328-2354
Rd., Sunday Connect Groups 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 service first, third and fourth Sunday (Youth Sunday) 11:00 Sunday Worship 10 a.m., Children’s Church 3&4 yr. old,
a.m., Wednesday Worship 7 p.m.; Nursery available for all a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 5:00 p.m. Rev. Cornelia 5-12 yr. old. Wednesday Worship 6:45 p.m. Pastor Chuck
services (newborn-4). Scott Volland, Pastor. 662-328-1256 Naylor, Pastor. 662-328-5309
or www.yorkvilleheights.com NEW HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH —
CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST 2503 New Hope Road. Sunday Worship 8:45 a.m., Sunday THE SHEPHERD’S CARE & SHARE MINISTRY
BIBLE WAY PROGRESSIVE CHURCH OF GOD School 10 a.m., Tuesday Bible Study 5:30 p.m. Rev. Sarah CHURCH — 4068 Jess Lyons Rd., Sunday Prayer
IN CHRIST — 426 Military Rd. Sunday School 8 a.m., Windham, Pastor. Time 9:50 a.m., Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.,
Worship 9 a.m., Monday Prayer 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible NEW ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — Thursday Bible Study 6 p.m., Annie Hines-Goode, Planter
Study 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday Prayer Noon. Tommy 2169 S. Montgomery St., Starkville. Sunday School 9:30- and Pastor. 662-630-5216
Williams, Pastor. 10:30 a.m., Young Adult Bible Study (ages 18-30) Thursday TRIBE JUDAH MINISTRIES — 730 Whitfield St.,
FIFTEENTH ST. CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST 6:30 p.m. Tyrone Stallings, Pastor. 662-324-0789 Starkville. Sunday Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday Bible
— 917 15th St. N. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. ORR’S CHAPEL CME CHURCH — Nicholson School 7 p.m. Rev. Greg and Rev. Michelle Mostella,
and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Marion C. Bonner, Pastor. Street, Brooksville. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Pastors. 662-617-4088
OF GOD IN CHRIST — 1601 Pickensville Rd., Sunday PINEY GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2119 7th. Ave. N., Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30
School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Monday 6 p.m., Tuesday — 102 Fernbank Rd., Steens. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m., a.m., Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Clyde and Annie
7 p.m., Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. Ocie Salter, Pastor. Sunday School 10:45 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Andy Edwards, Pastors.
MIRACLE TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN Tentoni, Pastor. TRUE LIFE CHURCH — 435 Cedarcrest Dr. (corner of
CHRIST — 5429 Hwy. 45 N. Sunday Prayer 8 a.m., PLAIR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 1579 Yorkville and Cedarcrest), Sunday prayer 8:45 a.m., Worship
Sunday School 8:30 a.m., Worship 9:30 a.m., 4th Sunday
Fellowship Lunch, Youth Sunday 4th Sunday, Wednesday
Sun Creek Rd., Starkville. Sunday School 8:45-9:45
a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Tuesday Bible Study 6-7 p.m. Rev.
10 a.m., Wednesday prayer 6:30 p.m., Service 7:30 p.m.
Bible Study 6 p.m. Elder Robert L. Brown, Jr., Pastor. 662- Sylvester Miller III, Pastor. 662-324-0036 TRUE LIFE WORSHIP CENTER — 597 Main St., Since 1960
327-4221. Email: mr.endure@aol.com SANDERS CHAPEL CME CHURCH — 521 15th
NOW FAITH CENTER MINISTRIES — 425 Military St. N. Sunday School 8 a.m., Sunday 9 a.m., Tuesday 11:45
Caledonia. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 5
p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Eugene O’Mary, Pastor.
24 Hour Towing
Road, Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:30 a.m., Tuesday
Night Bible Study 7 p.m. Elder Samuel Wilson, Pastor.
a.m. Rev. Dr. Luther Minor, Pastor.
OPEN DOOR CHURCH OF GOD — 711 S. Thayer CHURCH — 1007 Shaeffers Chapel Rd., Traditional MINISTRIES — 5450 Cal-Kolola Rd, Caledonia. Sunday
School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Ave., Aberdeen. Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship 11:30 Worship Service 9 a.m., Rev. Curtis Bray, Pastor.
a.m., Tuesday Bible School 10 a.m. & 6 p.m., 2nd & 4th ST. JAMES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pastor Francisco Brock, Sr. 662-356-8252
Thursday Evangelist Night 6 p.m. Johnnie Bradford, Pastor. — 722 Military Rd. Breakfast 9:10 a.m., Sunday School UNITED FAITH INTER-DENOMINATIONAL
662-574-2847. 9:40 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Adult/Children Bible Study MINISTRIES — 1701 22nd Street North, Columbus.
PETER’S ROCK TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN Wednesday 6 p.m. Rev. Dwight Prowell, Pastor. Sunday Worship 8-9:30 a.m., 662-889-8711
CHRIST — 223 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Starkville. ST. PAUL INDEPENDENT METHODIST VIBRANT CHURCH — 500 Holly Hills Rd. Sunday
Sunday Worship 7:45 a.m., 10 a.m., 6 p.m., Sunday School 9 CHURCH — Freeman Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., 8 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The Vibe Cafe 7 a.m.,
a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Sunday Services 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Youth activities 5 p.m. First Wednesday 7 p.m. Age 6 weeks through 5th grade,
VICTORY TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN John Powell, Pastor. Champions Club (special needs children). Jason Delgado,
CHRIST — Minnie Vaughn Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — Pastor. 662-329-2279
Worship 12 p.m., Tuesday 7 p.m. Donald Koonch, Pastor. 307 South Cedar Street, Macon, Sunday School 9:30 WORD IN ACTION MINISTRY CHRISTIAN
662-243-2064 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. , Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. CENTER — 2648 Tom St., Sturgis. Sunday School 10
COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE Demetric Darden, Pastor. a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Curtis Davis,
CAFB CHAPEL — Catholic - Sunday: Catholic ST. STEPHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pastor. 662-230-3182 or mdavis43@hotmail.com
Reconciliation 4:00 p.m., Mass 5 p.m. Catholic Priest Father — 800 Tuscaloosa Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN
Paul Stewart. Protestant - Sunday: Adult Sunday School a.m. and 6 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Andy Tentoni, ST. CATHERINE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN
9 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m. Wing Chaplain Lt. Col. Steven Pastor. CHURCH — 725 4th Ave. N. Visit www.
stcatherineorthodox.com for schedule of services and
EPISCOPAL — Rt. 2, 6015 Tabernacle Rd., Ethelsville, AL. Sunday
GOOD SHEPHERD EPISCOPAL CHURCH — School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday 6:30 updates on this Mission.
321 Forrest Blvd. Sunday Bible Study 9 a.m., Worship 10 p.m. Carol Lambert, Pastor. 205-662-3443 APOSTOLIC PENTECOSTAL
a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Rev. Sandra DePriest. TRINITY-MT. CARMEL CME CHURCH — 4610 APOSTOLIC OUTREACH CHURCH — 204 North
662-574-1972 Carson Rd. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Pastor McCrary Rd., Prayer/Inspiration Hour Monday 6 p.m. Danny
ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH — 318 College Lizzie Harris. 662-329-3995 L. Obsorne, Pastor.
St. Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. TURNER CHAPEL AME CHURCH — 1108 14th St. DIVINE DESTINY APOSTOLIC CHURCH — 2601
Rev. Jason Shelby. 662-328-6673 or stpaulscolumbus.com. S. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 5 14th Ave. N. Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship 12 p.m.,
FULL GOSPEL p.m. Yvonne Fox, Pastor. Tuesday Bible Class 7:30 p.m. Pastor Easter Robertson.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 6 Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 10:55 a.m., Wednesday LOVE — 1210 17th St. S., behind the Dept. of Human
p.m. Jack Taylor, Pastor. 5:15 p.m., Chancel Choir 7 p.m., Youth Monday 6:30 p.m. Resources. Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Friday 7:30 p.m.
BEULAH GROVE FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST Rev. Sarah Windham. Gloria Jones, Pastor.
Service 8:30 a.m., Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Timothy CHURCH — Hwy. 45 Alt. S., Crawford. Sunday School Byrnes Circle. Sunday Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m.,
Bourne, Senior Pastor. 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m., Tuesday 6 p.m. Kori Bridges, Saturday 11 a.m. Terry Outlaw, Pastor. 662-324-3539
1524 6th Ave. S. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., MORMON — 1504 19th St. N. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:45
Wednesday 7 p.m., Saturday 6 p.m. Charles Fisher, Pastor. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY a.m. and 7 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 7 p.m.
CHURCH — 807 Tarlton Rd., Crawford. Sunday School Sunday School 10 a.m., Priesthood & Relief Society 11 a.m.,
22nd St. S. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:30 a.m.,
9:40 a.m., Worship 11:15 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m., Prayer Youth Activities Wednesday 6 p.m. Bishop Eric Smith. 662-
Hour Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m., Saturday 8 a.m., New Membership 328-3179. Tuesday Bible Study 7 p.m., Thursday Prayer 5 p.m. District
Class 9:30 p.m., 5th Sunday Worship 6:30 p.m. 662-272- CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Elder Lou J. Nabors Sr., Pastor. 662-329-1234
COVENANT LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH — W. Ridge Rd. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.,Worship 10:40 a.m. and — Billy Kidd Road, Caledonia. Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Yorkville Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Stephen Joiner, Pastor. Worship 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.. Tuesday 7 p.m., Friday 7
Evening 6:30 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. NON — DENOMINATIONAL p.m. Ernest Thomas, Pastor.
— 1446 Wilson Pine Rd., Crawford. Sunday School 9:30 St. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:10 a.m., Wednesday Boyd Rd., Starkville. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship Noon,
a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Tuesday 7 p.m. Bobby L. McCarter 6 p.m. Timothy J. Bailey, Pastor. 662-889-7778 Tuesday Prayer 7 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.
662-328-2793 ABUNDANT LIFE CHRISTIAN CHURCH — 611 S. Mildred Spencer, Pastor. 662-341-5753
GREATER MOUNT ZION CHURCH — 5114 Hwy. Frontage Road. Sunday 9:30 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Craig ONENESS PENTECOSTAL
182 E. Sunday Corporate Prayer 8 a.m., Sunday School 9 Morris, Pastor. NEW HOPE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH — 875
a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Bible Study ALL NATIONS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Richardson Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.,
7 p.m. Doran V. Johnson, Pastor. 662-329-1905 CHURCH, INC. — 1560 Hwy. 69 S., Sunday 9 a.m., 6 p.m., Tuesday 7 p.m. Jared Glover, Pastor. 662-251-3747
GOD’S ANNOINTED PEOPLE MINISTRY FULL Wednesday 6:45 p.m., Friday Corporate Prayer 7 p.m. E-mail: nhpccolumbus@yahoo.com
GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP — 611 Jess Lyons Rd. Pastor James T. Verdell, Jr. crosswayradio.com 9 a.m., 11 PENTECOSTAL
Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 a.m., & 7 p.m. on Fridays only. FAITH AND DELIVERANCE OUT REACH
p.m. Jerome Gill, Pastor. 662-244-7088 CALEDONIA OPEN DOOR WORSHIP CENTER MINISTRIES — 118 S. McCrary Road, Suite 126. Sunday
HARVEST LIFE CHURCH — 425 Military Rd. Sunday — 3288 Cal-Vernon Rd. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Christian Women
Service 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. F. Clark Richardson, a.m. and 5 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Randy Holmes, Pastor.
Meeting Friday 7 p.m.
Pastor. 662-329-2820 662-855-5006
CHURCH — 318 Idlewild Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., McCrary Rd. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m., Kid’s Church Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Youth
Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. 662- 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Kenny Gardner, Pastor. Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Rev. James O. Gardner, Pastor.
327-3962 662-328-3328 LIVING WATER MINISTRIES — 622 28th St. N. Elder
NEW LIFE FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP CENTER — 109 Robert L. Salter, Pastor. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11
— 426 Military Rd. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship Maxwell Lane. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11:15 a.m., Wednesday 7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 p.m.
10a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Michael Love, Pastor. a.m., Wednesday Prayer 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible Band 7 SPIRIT OF PRAYER HOLINESS CHURCH — 922
PLUM GROVE FULL GOSPEL CHURCH — Old p.m. Grover C. Richards, Pastor. 662-328-8124 17th St. N. Sunday 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m., Saturday 11
Macon Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:30 a.m., CORNERSTONE WORSHIP CENTER — 98 a.m. Terry Outlaw, Pastor,
Tuesday 6:30 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Samuel B. Wilson, Harrison Rd., Steens. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m., 1st VICTORY TABERNACLE P.C.G. — 5580 Ridge
Pastor. Sunday Evening 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Marion (Bubba) Road. Sunday School 10 a.m., Praise & Worship 10:45 a.m.,
SHILOH FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH Dees, Pastor. 662-327-4303 Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. G.E. Wiggins Sr., Pastor.
— 120 19th St. S. Sunday School 8:30 a.m., Worship 10 EMMANUEL CIRCLE OF LOVE OUTREACH — UNITED PENTECOSTAL 1721 Hwy 45 N
a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m., Missionary Service every 2nd 1608 Gardner Blvd. Services every Friday, Saturday and CALEDONIA UNITED PENTECOSTAL
Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Freddie Edwards, Pastor. Sunday at 7 p.m. J. Brown, Pastor. CHURCH — 5850 Caledonia Kolola Rd., Caledonia.
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JEWISH FAITH COVENANT CHURCH — 1133 Northdale Dr. Sunday 10 a.m., 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Grant Mitchell, 662.848.0919
B’NAI ISRAEL — 717 2nd Ave. N. Services Semi- Sunday Worship 5:30 p.m. Lee Poque, Pastor. 662-889- Pastor. 662-356-0202
monthly. Friday 7:30 p.m. 662-329-5038 8132 Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm
Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday Evangelistic 6p.m.,
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST — Meeting at Temple MINISTRIES — 1472 Blocker Rd., Starkville. Sunday

Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Steve Blaylock, Pastor. 662-328-
B’nai Israel, 1301 Marshall, Tupelo, every 1st & 3rd Sunday. School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., 2nd Sunday Morning
Worship 9 a.m. Pastor Kenyon Ashford. 1750
662-620-7344 or uua.org

(WELS) — Hwy. 45 N. and 373. Sunday School/Bible Brooksville. Prayer Saturday 5:30 p.m., Bible Study 6 p.m., CHURCH — 1736 Beersheba Rd., New Hope Community. Offering independent living apartments, personal
Class 3:45 p.m., Worship 5 p.m. 662-356-4647 Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Pastor David Rev. Tim Lee, Pastor. Sunday Worship 10 a.m., Church care/assisted living suites, and a skilled nursing home
OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH (L.C.M.S.) T. Jones,III. 601-345-5740 School 11:15 a.m., Wed. Mid Week 6 p.m. 662-327-9615 300 Airline Road • Columbus, MS • 327-6716
— 1211 18th Ave. N. Sunday School 9 a.m.. Worship 10 a.m. FULL GOSPEL MINISTRY — 1504 19th St. N. Sunday COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (EPC)
— 515 Lehmberg Rd., East Columbus. Sunday School 9:30 “Our Bottom Line Is People”
Stan Clark, Pastor. 662-327-7747 oursaviorlutheranms.org School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Rev.
MENNONITE Maxine Hall, Pastor. a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting 4 Hunting • Fishing
FAITH MENNONITE FELLOWSHIP — 2988 Tarlton GENESIS CHURCH — 1820 23rd St. N., Sunday p.m. John Richards, Pastor. Working Or Stepping Out — We Have A Complete
Rd., Crawford. Sunday Worship 10 a.m., Sunday School 11 School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. FIRST CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN Line Of Clothing For You And Your Family
a.m., 2nd & 4th Sunday Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 7:30
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CHURCH — 2698 Ridge Rd. Sunday School 9:15 a.m.,
Worship 10:30 a.m., Adult Choir 4 p.m. Youth Group 5 p.m.,
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METHODIST Old West Point Rd. Worship 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 5 p.m.; Monthly Activities: CPW Circle #2 (2nd Check Out Our Boot & Cap Section
ARTESIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 50 6 p.m. Donnell Wicks, Pastor. Tue. 4 p.m.), Ladies Aid (3rd Tue. 2 p.m.); Weekly Activities: 662-323-1742
Church Street, Artesia. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 HOUSE OF RESTORATION — Hwy. 50. Sunday Exercise Class Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. Rev. Luke 201 Pollard Rd., Starkville
a.m. Gene Merkl, Pastor. School, 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Lawson, Pastor. 662-328-2692
CALEDONIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Wednesday 7 a.m., Pastors, Bill and Carolyn Hulen. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — 3200 Bluecutt
— 811 Main Street, Caledonia. Sunday School 10 a.m., JESUS CHRIST POWERHOUSE OF THE
Rd. Worship 10 a.m., Youth Group Sundays 11 a.m.,
Worship 11 a.m. John Longmire, Pastor. APOSTOLIC FAITH CHURCH — 622 23rd St. N.
Adult Choir Wednesdays 6 p.m., Fellowship Suppers-3rd
CLAIBORNE CME CHURCH — 6049 Nashville Sunday School 10:30 a.m.; Service 11:45 a.m., Tuesday 7:30
p.m., Friday 7:30 p.m., Prayer Mon., Wed. and Fri. noon. For Wednesdays 6 p.m. B.J. Chain, Pastor.
Ferry Rd. E. 2nd and 4th Sundays - Sunday School 10a.m.,
Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m., 1st and 3rd Sundays - 3 more information call Bishop Ray Charles Jones 662-251- MAIN STREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
p.m., Geneva H. Thomas, Pastor. 1118, Patricia Young 662-327-3106 or 662-904-0290 or (PCA) — Main and 7th St. N. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.,
CONCORD INDEPENDENT METHODIST Lynette Williams 662-327-9074. Worship 10:40 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday Fellowship
CHURCH — 1235 Concord Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., KINGDOM VISION INTERNATIONAL CHURCH Supper 5:30 p.m., Bible Study 6 p.m. Rev. Todd Matocha,
Worship 11 a.m. Robert L. Hamilton, Sr., Pastor. — 3193 Hwy 69 S. Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Sunday Pastor.
618 31st Ave. N. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. 327-1960 CHURCH — 3044 Wolfe Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Eugene Bramlett, Pastor. LIFE CHURCH — 4888 N. Frontage Rd. Sunday Worship 11 a.m.
CRAWFORD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. For more information, SALVATION ARMY CHURCH
Main St., Crawford. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. and service 10 call 662-570-4171 THE SALVATION ARMY CHURCH — 2219 Hwy.
a.m. Kathy Brackett, Pastor. 662-364-8848 LOVE CITY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH — 305 Dr. 82 East. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.,
CROSSROAD CHAPEL CME CHURCH — Steens. Martin Luther King Drive, Starkville. Sunday Worship 11 Wednesday Men’s Fellowship, Women’s Fellowship 5:30
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 a.m., Pastor Apostle Lamorris Richardson. 601-616-0311 p.m., Thursday Character Building Programs 5:30 p.m.,
p.m. Rev. Carl Swanigan, Pastor. LIVING WATERS LIFE CHURCH Majors Alan and Sheryl Phillips, Commanding Officers.
Lehmberg Rd. Sunday bible study at 10:15 and morning Sunday Service 10 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. COLUMBUS SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST
worship at 11 a.m. Minister Gary Shelton. Johnny Birchfield Jr., Senior Pastor. 662-493-2456 E-mail: CHURCH — 301 Brooks Dr. Saturday Service 9 a.m.,
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 602 livingwaterslifechurch@gmail.com
Sabbath School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting
Main St. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 8:45 & 11 a.m. NEW BEGINNING EVERLASTING OUTREACH
6:30 p.m. Ray Elsberry, Pastor. 662-329-4311 The McBryde Family
Rev. Jimmy Criddle, Lead Pastor; Rev. Anne Russell MINISTRIES — Meets at Quality Inn, Hwy. 45 N. (Every
Bradley, Associate Pastor; Rev. Aislinn Kopp, Associate 1st and 3rd Sunday) Sunday School 10 a.m., Bible Study
St. N. Saturday Sabbath School 9:30 a.m., Divine Worship
1120 Gardner Blvd. • 328-5776
Pastor. 328-5252 10:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Pastor Robert Gavin, 662-327-
FLINT HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 9843 or 662-497-3434. 11 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Roscoe Shields, Pastor. 662-
80 Old Honnoll Mill Rd., Caledonia. Sunday Worship Service NEW COVENANT ASSEMBLY — 875 Richardson. 327-9729
9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. John Longmire, Pastor. Worship Service Sunday 10:30 a.m. Bruce Morgan, Pastor. APOSTOLIC CHURCH
S. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m. Rev. Raphael 18th St. S. Sunday 10 a.m. Dr. Joe L. Bowen, Pastor. APOSTOLIC CHURCH — 3632 Hwy. 182 E. Sunday
Terry, Pastor. 662-328-1109 PLEASANT RIDGE HOUSE OF WORSHIP — School 10:30 a.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m., Tuesday 7:30 p.m., • RECYCLING SINCE 1956 •
HEBRON CME. CHURCH — 1910 Steens Road, 2651 Trinity Road. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 Wednesday Prayer Noon, Wednesday 7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 Specializing in industrial accounts
Steens. Meets first, second and third Sundays, Bible class a.m., Every 2nd and 4th Sunday Intercessory Prayer 9 a.m., p.m. 662-328-8176 973 Island Rd. 1-800-759-8570
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Celebrating Easter in the era of COVID-19

think one of the hardest Matthew 21:1-9. On Find complete inner part of the leftover cake. pieces, homemade candy,
parts of this quarantine is the Friday before instructions at Cover a large baking sheet or coins, “coupons” for treats
upon us: Easter. What is Easter, read the sto- yummyhealthyeasy. stiff piece of cardboard with like extra screen time, or even
Easter without a big egg hunt, ry of Jesus’ cruci- com. aluminum foil and arrange the “fortunes” are all good choic-
the church cantata, a new fixion in Matthew Using stones cake on the “platter.” Let your es.
dress, and a basket full of jelly 27:11-65. And of and dirt in your kids decorate it with white Decorate a tree in your
beans? course on Easter backyard, create frosting and any other candies yard or home with a garland of
Well, it’ll be different. But morning, be sure to a “cave” like Jesus or sprinkles you have on hand. plastic Easter eggs; just open
different doesn’t always mean read Luke 24:1-12. would have been A Ziplock bag makes a great the egg, put a piece of curling
bad. Here are a few ideas to Make resurrec- buried in and roll a piping bag. ribbon across the opening, and
help you celebrate Easter even tion eggs with your stone in front of it. Make bunny ears out of an snap it closed again. You can
without the usual bells and kids. These are a On Easter Sunday, old headband and two sheets make the garland as long as
dozen plastic eggs Amelia Plair of construction paper. you want it to be and still use
whistles. Whatever you choose roll the stone away
to do, remember that your kids filled with small and celebrate that You don’t need a dye kit to the eggs later for your hunt if
tokens that refer to different dye hardboiled eggs: you can you need them.
don’t think this is “wrong.” So He is risen.
parts of the Easter story. You use drinking glasses, a spoon, Use balloons on Easter
if you make it seem fun, they
can find full directions and a and food coloring to dye them. morning to spell out a signifi-
will consider it fun.
free printable to go along with Secular Don’t forget to add a splash of cant word or phrase, using one
them at lifeyourway.net. Make a “bunny” cake. First, vinegar to each glass to help balloon per letter. Hang them
Religious Make resurrection rolls. bake two round cakes. One the color stick to the egg. in a tree outside or string them
On Palm Sunday (that’s These are also called “disap- cake will become the bunny’s Have an egg hunt in your like a banner inside the house.
today), place a palm branch or pearing marshmallow rolls,” face. Cut the other into three backyard. If you didn’t get all Amelia Plair is mom
other green branch on your and each part of the recipe pieces: two ears, made of the your Easter shopping done and high school teacher in
front door. Read the story of recalls an aspect of Jesus’s outer parts of the leftover this year, get creative with Starkville. Email reaches her at
Jesus entering Jerusalem in crucifixion and resurrection. cake, and one bow, made of the what you put inside: puzzle mamabadgerplair@gmail.com.

MSU summer classes to be held

online, with more options available
AFFAIRS 1-August 4).

MSU Summer Ad-
ississippi State vantage offers current
University’s sum-
students a variety of
mer 2020 classes
options for getting a head
all will take place online
start on the fall semester,
to help students stay on
their academic paths de- finishing core course
spite the COVID-19 pan- requirements, taking
demic, and students will classes within majors, or
have the added advantage picking up extra credits
of a number of additional to accelerate graduation.
course offerings. Students can take time
The decision to contin- to explore a new subject
ue with all-online instruc- area, concentrate on diffi-
tion through the summer cult courses, and benefit
comes as university from smaller classes
leaders continue to eval- taught by MSU’s world-
Photo by Megan Bean
uate and respond to this class faculty. The online
Morgan Byers, a 2019 MSU electrical engineering grad-
unprecedented crisis. format provides flexibil-
uate from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is pictured study-
“As our students ing with her laptop. This summer, students can take ity while maintaining
navigate the challeng- advantage of a wide range of course offerings online as high-quality instruction,
es presented by the the university helps them stay on their academic paths. student-centered curric-
COVID-19 pandemic, we
ula, interactive learning
want to do everything in them. We know that for wherever the students Courtesy photo
and collaborative study
our power to help them many of our students, are, they will be able to STAR STUDENT: Heritage Academy senior Sterling
stay on their academic their normal plans have take as much as an entire activities. Bailey, left, has been named the STAR Student for
paths, or even get ahead,” been disrupted, so we semester during three Given the shift to all the 2019-2020 school year by the Mississippi Eco-
said MSU Provost and wanted to offer them as summer sessions. MSU online instruction this nomic Council M.B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor
many options as possible will have three summer summer, MSU is making of the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition
Executive Vice President
summer classes more (STAR) program. Selection is based on academic
David Shaw. “I encourage for moving forward aca- terms which include May- excellence. Bailey, the son of Alan Bailey and the
students to talk with their demically with summer mester (May 6-29), First economical than ever, to
late Kim Bailey, chose HA high school English
advisors about the many school.” Term (June 1-29), Second assist students financially teacher Pat Perdue, right, as his STAR Teacher, the
online summer school Through the enhanced Term (July 6-August when they are needing it instructor who made the greatest contribution to
offerings available to offerings, and from 4), as well as a Summer most. his scholastic achievement.

Continued from Page 1B
“The plants they summer, add a small pan flies, the MSU Extension search bar,” he advised. to help you with produc- side helps with mental
choose to nectar from of water. Service puts a wealth of One of the most popu- ing the best garden you health, so in this time
are not necessarily the “Something to provide knowledge at our finger- lar publications in spring have ever had.” when we’re relegated to
ones they’ll choose to lay moisture for them,” she tips, Nevins said. is the Mississippi Gar- For guidance on staying on our own little
their eggs on,” said the urged, “because they get “To look up the most den Tabloid, Publication butterfly gardens, search square of land, being
enthusiast. It can help to thirsty, too.” popular gardening publi- 1091, the agent noted. for “Butterfly Plants and inside all day is just not
“add a bit of structure,” cations on your phone or “It discusses proper Mississippi Butterflies,” healthy. We’ve got this
even an old branch, for computer, go to exten- planting dates for vege- Publication 151661. time now, and there’s
butterflies to light on, or Plenty of help sion.msstate.edu and tables, fertilizing, insect Then, go outdoors. a need for us to be out
to cocoon on, she said. Whether for vegeta- type in what you want and weed control and Reeves said, “I firmly there. It gets us outside
And during the dry, hot bles, flowers or butter- information on in the many, many more topics believe that being out- of our box.”

Dear Abby

EAR ABBY: My husband and My husband says, “She is which she entertains her visitors, it won’t be a their children. Is asking for a memorial donation
I have been married for 15 77. She doesn’t have many more reflection of your taste, and frankly, it shouldn’t tacky of me to ensure these three granddaugh-
years. Before we married, years left, so let her do what she be. It is understandable. ters who have been so close to him are provid-
I purchased a house. He moved wants.” He always adds, “I can What is clear to me is that you really don’t ed for? — PROVIDED FOR IN THE MIDWEST
in a month after our wedding and tell her she isn’t wanted and find want her living under your roof. Because your DEAR PROVIDED: Your adult, college-educat-
made a lot of improvements to somewhere for her to go, but I husband can’t — or won’t — do the research to ed grandchildren should be able to provide for
don’t know where it would be.” find reasonable alternatives for his mother, the their children without help from you. I assume
it. We are now in the process of
I have always given in, but he task of finding something suitable is yours. there is a reason your husband has been the
doing more renovations.
doesn’t see it that way. DEAR ABBY: My husband is terminally ill
His mom moved in with us two caregiver for the grandchildren whose future
Should I let someone come with cancer and hasn’t long to live. I would like
months ago. Before she moved you are concerned about. If you and your
into my house and redecorate to ask friends that, in lieu of flowers, they make
in, the plan was to take the down- husband would like to request that friends skip
it differently than how I want it? donations to a scholarship fund for three very
stairs — which has a living room Please let me know if I am being precious granddaughters who have spent most the flowers and contribute to a college fund for
and a bedroom — and convert it selfish like he says. — INVADED IN every day of their young lives with him. They are them, it’s your privilege. And if you get flak for
to a bedroom and a room leading THE SOUTH 10, 8 and 5. He has been their caregiver. it, you should explain the reason why.
out to a patio to have another Dear Abby DEAR INVADED: Let me get this However, we have other grandchildren who Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren,
entrance to our swimming pool. straight: Your mother-in-law will are grown and have graduated from college, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was found-
But she wants to decorate that room with her occupy the downstairs of your home while you and great-grandchildren who are the same ages ed by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear
furniture and use it when her friends and family and your husband occupy the upstairs? If she as these three granddaughters. I am afraid of Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440,
visit her. wants to decorate her bedroom and the room in offending these grandchildren by not including Los Angeles, CA 90069.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 5). TAURUS (April 20-May 20). LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’re you are. be helped by you. Your assistance
This solar return lights a heartfire, You’ll ask yourself, “Is this who I thoroughly original. It’s not that you SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). comes by way of example. You show
and you’ll hang your star on ideas want to be?” and then make little reject the traditional approach or the Loving is easier than communicating up strong; they follow suit.
you hadn’t thought possible. Make adjustments from there to either way most others are doing it, it’s just love, which can be tricky, laden in AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).
vision boards, to-do lists, bucket lists reinforce your choice or turn it in a that you clearly see a way to do it expectation and the pressure to get Your gift for creating friendships
and the like. Motivation and plan will new direction. differently. things right. For today, stop trying includes an instinct for give and take,
come together with a satisfying click. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You to communicate and just focus on an ability to sense underlying feel-
You’ll have money to invest in July. sky is not falling. It makes some peo- will feel compelled to nurture those loving.
ings, a fun way of communicating and
September brings a sweet happening ple feel better to join in a panic, and in need better than you would care SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
instant affection for unconventional
in your personal life. Gemini and Can- there’s always one going on some- for yourself. Why? Step back and You improve the world by doing as
cer adore you. Your lucky numbers where. You can choose to participate challenge yourself to give yourself much as you can in the tribes you
are: 3, 33, 28, 40 and 11. in it or not. Do what’s right for you. your highest and best. belong to. If you feel limited by the PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). To
ARIES (March 21-April 19). CANCER (June 22-July 22). The LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’re group, then you’ll join another. Your recognize when a thing is totally out
When you follow your own leadership, only motive to have now is no motive not “too” anything. You’re just right capacity for friendship and service is of your control and act accordingly
reward, encourage and treat yourself. at all. This is a time to be hyperaware in all of the categories — just right bigger than most. is good common sense and great
The more you reinforce a preferred of what is so. And if you can love for you, for this time, for the current CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). leadership. Effective leaders know
behavior, the more likely you are to what’s going on, then you’ll be even circumstances. If you want to change People don’t generally follow advice, when to steer the action and when
exhibit it. more powerful in the situation. something, start by accepting where but they don’t have to follow it to to let go.
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