Headlines – 11/30/2004

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Panolian Headlines: November 30, 2004

For complete stories, pick up the 11/30/04  issue of The Panolian
2004 North Delta Beauty Revue
2004 Most Beautiful Kathleen Snyder
Most Handsome – Harrison Nickle
Top 5
     Casey Whitworth, 4th Alternate;
     Beth Ann Youngblood, 1st Alternate;
     Kathleen Snyder, Most Beautiful;
     Beth Woods, 2nd Alternate; and
     Margaret Britt, 3rd Alternate
Rodeo Queen
Jade Allie Craig, 15 year old great-granddaughter of Mrs. Allie Craig of Batesville, is shown atop her horse Marvin after recently being named Oklahoma State Rodeo Queen 2004. Jade will be performing in Tunica during her tour of the country.
Crisis Center, Road Dedication Tomorrow
By Jason C. Mattox
News Editor


Tomorrow at 2 p.m. the crisis intervention center near Wal-Mart and the road on which it is located will officially have names.

According to information from the State Department of Mental Health, the newly constructed facility will be named in honor of a former Batesville resident, Dr. Robert F. Maddux.

As for the road, the City of Batesville has chosen to name it in honor of another former Batesville resident, Randy Hendrix, director of the State Department of Mental Health.

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The Mississippi Board of Mental Health, the Department of Mental Health and the North Mississippi State Hospital will hold a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. for the dedication of both the Robert F. Maddux Crisis Intervention Center and Randy Hendrix Drive.

Class Reunion
The first 50 to graduate from the Batesville Colored High School, Senior Class of 1959, celebrated their 45th class reunion Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at at the Patton Lane Community Center. Their motto was "Out of the Harbor Into Deep Channels". Class flower was the pink carnation and class colors were sky blue and pink.

The class roll included: Almelia Battle, Willie Charles Battle, John Willie Bishop, Johnny Paul Blackburn, Louella Booker, Ernest Boothe, John Thomas Brassell, Annie Florence Brown, Fred Caldwell, Zelma Cosby, Velma Doss, David Draper, Karlee Dugger, Margie Ann Ford, Veleria Ford, Mary Frierson, Nadine Henderson, Velma Marie Hicks, M.C. Hudson, Angie Mae Joiner, Martha Keys, Joyce Ann Kuykendall, Margaret Jean Lloyd, James C. Madkins, Clara Mae Malone, Rebecca E. McDaniel, Leonard McGhee, Robert James Miles Jr., Lee Andrew Mills, Charles Mitchell, Laura Mitchell, Altha Caria Money, Luther Morgan, Bennie Alma Morgan, Annie Mildred Morris, Shirley Faye Morris, Bettie Lee Nelson, Woodson Parker, Dorothy Lavern Perry, Houston Potts Jr., Laura Pough, Melvina Reed, Josephine Robertson, Dorothy Mozell Robinson, Booker T. Sanders, Bobbie Joe Shegog, Dorris Shegog, Annie Marie Tucker, Floyd White and Hubert Woodard. The faculty included: Robert Allen Hyde, Lee Thomas Jr., Atlas Martha, William Mitchell Jr., Sara H. Lowe, Dimple Lester, Ernest Smith, Cathryn M. Hyde, Booker T. Winford, Harvey Evans, J.H. Shaw Sr., Elizabeth Draper, Alice McGlown, Fannie White, Louise S. Taylor, Annie M. Valentine, Jeanette H. Thomas, Odessa Moore, Frances J. Dugger, Minnie Penson, Mardes W. Battle, Bernice Pryor, Willie Mae Smith and Edna Winford.

We would like to thank Mr. Robert Hyde and all the faculty that helped us go out of the harbor into the deep channels of success.

Tigers Roar into State Title Game
South Panola manager Devon Sanford (l) and star quarterback Derek Pegues hold the trophy which proclaimed the Tigers’ North State championship Friday night.

The Tigers will defend their 5A State Championship title Friday in Jackson against Ocean Springs at 7:30 p.m.

FPE Meeting Tonight at 7
By Rupert Howell
Contributing Writer

The Foundation for Public Education, a group being organized to raise and allocate funds for academic programs within the South Panola School District, will meet tonight at 7 in the auditorium at Batesville Junior High School.

Teachers would apply to the group for a grant for a specific academic purpose, according to FPE board member Jan Hood. The idea is to fund special projects and programs the district cannot afford to provide.

Applications would go through a three-step review process. No FPE funds would be used for athletics, property improvement, salaries, or other non-academic purposes.

The group hopes to raise $25,000 initially. Already $16,000 has been contributed.

Anyone who is interested in becoming involved with this organization may attend tonight’s meeting. Call Calvin Flint at 563-4539 or John Ard at 563-2572 for more information.

FEMA Winter Safety Tips
By Jason C. Mattox
News Editor


With temperatures expected to dip to the freezing mark this week, Panola County residents need to prepare themselves for the bitter cold that could hit.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), there are several steps one can take to make sure he or she is prepared for the onset of winter weather.

To prepare your family, FEMA suggests having a disaster supply kit on hand that contains drinking water, canned/no-cook food, non-electric can opener, first aid kit, battery-powered radio, flashlight and extra batteries where you can get them easily, even in the dark.

FEMA points out that house fires pose an additional risk, as more people turn to alternate heating sources without taking the necessary safety precautions. Keep fire extinguishers on hand, and make sure everyone in your house knows how to use them.

There are also suggested ways to have your home ready for the cold temperatures.

Install storm windows or cover windows with plastic, insulate walls and attics, and apply caulk and weather-stripping to doors and windows.
Winterize your house, barn, shed or any other structure that may provide shelter for your family, neighbors, livestock or equipment. Clear rain gutters; repair roof leaks and cut away tree branches that could fall on a house or other structure during a storm.
Insulate pipes with insulation or newspapers and plastic and allow faucets to drip a little during cold weather to avoid freezing.
Learn how to shut off water valves (in case a pipe bursts).

People who will be traveling during the cold winter months are urged to make sure their cars are in good working order and have plenty of fuel.

"People need to make sure they check their batteries, lights and thermostat to assure they are in good working order," FEMA’s website urged.