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Death notices for Saturday, February 13, 2016
Feb 12, 2016 | 324 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Betty Joan Bullard Funeral services for Betty Joan Bullard, 82, of Corinth are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with burial in Hubbard Salem Cemetery in Iuka. Ms. Bullard died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Jesse Willard Holland Jr. VERO BEACH, Fla. – A graveside service for Jesse Willard Holland Jr., 61, is set for 2 p.m. today at Hubbard-Salem Cemetery. Mr. Holland died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at Indian River Medical Center. An online guest book may be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com. Mary Helen Goode Lambert IUKA – Funeral services for Mary Helen Goode Lambert, 88, are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at Cutshall Funeral Home with burial in Snowdown Cemetery. Ms. Lambert died Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Board approves hiring of some principals
by Zack Steen
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A group of administrative rehires brought a new question to light at the recent meeting of the Alcorn County school board. When board of education members were asked to approve the 2016-17 rehire of principals at Alcorn Central and Kossuth only, an audience member asked Superintendent Larry B. Mitchell why principals from Glendale, Rienzi and Biggersville schools were not included. "Are they not being rehired because y'all plan on closing them down?" asked the woman. Mitchell responded, "Administrators are rehired at different times or when board members are ready to bring them up for rehire." Glendale and Rienzi elementary schools are currently in the middle of a battle between the superintendent and school supporters wanting the K-6th grade schools to remain open. The board gave Mitchell approval earlier this month to investigate the savings associated with the shut down of the two smallest schools in the county. The district is $5 million in debt and Mitchell said the closure of Glen and Rienzi schools would save more than $700,000 per year. The recent staff approvals included 240-day contract rehires for Alcorn Central principals John Anderson, Brian Phelps, Brandon Quinn and Brian Johnson and Kossuth principals Joe Horton, Charla Essary, Sam Roberts and Travis Smith. Missing from the list were Rienzi Principal Stan Platt, Glendale Principal Elisabeth Wamsley and Biggersville principals Brian Johnson and Chad Lindamood. All principals and administrators were normally rehired for the upcoming school year between February and April in previous years. Other rehires included district office staffers Ritchie Williams, Peggie Bundy, Randy Holt, Stephanie Clausel, Rose Seaborn, Kimberly Woodard and Tammy Johnson, and Alcorn Career and Technology Center Director Rodney Hopper. In other school district employment news, the board approved the hiring of Tracey Monroe for Kossuth Elementary School as a special education teacher. Monroe will replace Ben Holley, who moves to day treatment. Brandon Cherry was approved as volunteer football coach at Alcorn Central High School. The board approved Beverly Mercer as a floating cafeteria substitute for all district schools after Emma Roach's resignation for the same position was accepted.
Ruby Browning has started a fitness class for women each Monday and Wednesday night at the Boys & Girls Club.
Ruby Browning has started a fitness class for women each Monday and Wednesday night at the Boys & Girls Club.
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Instructor begins fitness classes
by Steve Beavers
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Ruby Browning has started a fitness class for women each Monday and Wednesday night at the Boys & Girls Club.
Ruby Browning has started a fitness class for women each Monday and Wednesday night at the Boys & Girls Club.
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Ruby Browning cares. The fitness instructor is helping people get fit with the start of a fitness class for women each Monday and Wednesday at the Boys & Girls Club. "I take it personal to get people where they want to be when it comes to fitness," said Browning. "I want to encourage them to do what they are able to do." Opening night of the class was Feb. 3. Class begins at 6 p.m. and cost is $5 per class with a portion going to the Boys & Girls Club. Each session begins with a warm up, stretch and tone time and then cardio. "Our bodies are like trees with no two alike," said the fitness instructor. "My message is do not compare yourself to someone else and to do some kind of cardio … if some form of cardio isn't done, the heart becomes weak." Browning, who also does a fitness program at First Presbyterian Church three days a week, keeps a close eye on each person in her classes. "I am not going to put someone through something they can't handle," she said. The fitness instructor wanted to do the women's class because females are the ones who often neglect their wellbeing. "Most women are born caretakers," she said. "We take care of others, but not ourselves." Browning recommends not waiting to becoming healthier. "The longer you wait, the harder it is to get back into shape," said Browning.
Kelly opens local office
by Jebb Johnston
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FARMINGTON — U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly of Saltillo has opened a district office at Farmington City Hall. “We’re glad to have them,” said Farmington Mayor Dale Fortenberry, who relocated his own office within City Hall to help accommodate the district office. An open house for the office is set for 10 a.m. Monday. Melinda Whited of Iuka will staff the office. Fortenberry said conversations with Kelly began last fall about having a district office in Farmington. It is a rare instance — if not the first time — that a sitting congressman has had a district office in Alcorn County, he said. The former district attorney took office in June after winning the First Congressional District special election to replace the late Alan Nunnelee.
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