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LIBEITr .IIEW$ Illfll Z4. Z881 One of My Readers surprised me with a stack of post cards she brought me to add to my post card collection. What a wonderful surprise for me, and I thank her for these. The pecan trees have put out thier leaves. I have heard that they are the last trees to sprout leaves and when they do you can be sure that spring is here for sure. We extend our condolences to the families of Bonnie Reynolds and Allen Ravencraft. We knew Ms. Bonnie for so long and we will surely miss her. There is a mystery about Mr. Ravencraft's death, but surely the pieces of the puzzle will fall in place hopefully at some time soon. Across the years I have found that My Readers enjoy reading many of the same things that interest me and I am fascinated with a range of top- ics, especially the history of Amite County and Liberty. Since one of my favorite pastimes is scanning old newspapers, I usually take notes as I read and I will share some of my notes with you. All of the following notes were taken from ThQ Southern Herald news- paper and I will give the specific dates they were printed. 9-29-1906 "Contractor Nelson has the Colored Baptist Church in West Liberty well underway, and will soon be ready for the painters to start on it." 9-24-1906 "The house once occupied by the painter on West Main Street is now being used by Weathersby Bros. as a storage for their big supply of new plantation wagons." In this same newspaper there was an ad that stated that the Causey brothers, E.A J.D @ G.M. Causey owned or operated a General Merchandise store in Liberty. 9-08-1908 :Tales of Tots - Tommy pushed his little brother into a pile of coal and the latter began to cry. 'Huh!' exclaimed Tommy. 'That didn't hurt you. It's soft coal.' This was a joke of those times for people now might not know the difference between soft coal and hard coal. 9-29-1906 As per an advertisement in The Southem Her- ald newspaper, Dr. S. Reynolds was a dentist in Liberty at that time and he had a Registered Morgan Stallion in the Beechwood Community west of Liberty. His ad said "Services of Horse or fine Jack can be had at my place 4 miles west of Liberty. Best care given to all animals left with me." In the same newpaper another advertisement said "For Sale, Lower portion of Wade Smith Plantation adjoining T.H. Whittington's place - 60 acres Old Field on the river 100 and some odd acres 4 miles from Liberty on Liberty and Natchez Road 9 miles from Gloater. J .P. Whittington, Whittington La. Also in the same newspaper, another advertisement: G.H. McMillan Livery Feed and Sale Stable 01-02-1906 Advertisement - "Liberty Drug Store has the most complete line of druggist Sundries ever brought to Lib- erty." ~NSURANCE Let's talk about tomorrow. 02-20-1975 "In the archaeology museum at the University of Mississippi is the Oldest bathtub in the Western Hemi- sphere. It is a terracotta bathtub from the city of Olynthus of ancient Greece, used in the fourth century B.C. The museum houses one of the largest collections of Greek and Roman artifacts and antiquitities in the nation." 04-24-1975 "Causey Reunion Held Lt. Col. James Allen Causey was elected president of the Causey family Associa- tion at the annual family reunion April 20, 1975. He succeed- ed Dr. Wren M. Causey of Columbia, La. Mrs. E.M. Causey was reelected Secretary-treasury adn Dr. E.M. Causey was reelected chaplain-pastor. 02-20-1975 The Amite River Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, met at the home of Mrs. Jack Causey, Liberty with co-hostesses, Madames W.H. Mabry, Joe D. Gordon, C.T. Quin and Miss Adair Mabry, who served refreshments to 23 members ppreceeding the meeting. Mrs. 3-. T. W=ord calle d.the. rrtee.t[ng to order Mrs. A.E. Cole gave the President General's message Mrs. Leone Jones,for National Defense gave two short articles the United States had a national debt of some $50 million in 1789. S.H. 04-24-1975 "Homer Smith today announced his intention to seek reelection as Representative." S.H. 04-24-1975 "Serving as directors of the Dixie League are Jack Rogers of Centreville; Alton Anred, Crosby; Nick Musso, Gloater; Jimmy Bates, Liberty; Jimmy Randall, Woodville." FULFILL A HOLIDAY WISH BY BECOMING A HOST FAMILY Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for acade- mic semester homestay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host fatal- lies. The students are anxiously awaiting news of their new families. This is the final push for the chance of these young ambassadors to ful- fill their life-long dreams. According to Pacific Intercultural Exchange (P.I.E.) Executive Direc- tor, John Doty, the students are all between the ages of 15 and 18 years, are English-speaking, have their own spending money, carry accident and health insurance, and are anxious to share their cultural experiences with their new Ameri- can families. P.I.E. currently has programs to match almost every family's needs, ranging in length from a semester to a full academic year, where the students attend local high schools. P.I.E. area representatives match students with host families by finding common interests and lifestyles through an informal in- home meeting. Prospective host families are able to review student applications and select the perfect match. As there are no "typical" host families, P.I.E. can fit a student into just about any situation, whether it is a single parent, a childless couple, a retired couple or a large family. Families who host for P.I.E. are also eligible to claim a $50.00 per month charitable contribution deduction on their itemized tax retums for each month they host a sponsored student. For the upcoming programs, P.I.E. has students from Germany, the Former Soviet Union, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Macedonia, Hungary, Korea, Mexi- co, Australia, Yugoslavia, China, and many other countries. P.I.E. is also participating in two special government-funded programs to bring scholarship students from the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union as well as pre- dominantly Islamic countries such as Yemen, Syria, Jordan, Morocco, Kuwait, Iraq and Qatar to the Unit- ed States. P.I.E. is a non-profit edu- cational organization that has spon- sored more than 25,000 students from 45 countries since its founding in 1975. The organization is desig- nated by the United States Depart- ment of State and is listed by the Council on Standards for Interna- tional Educational Travel (CSIET), certifying that the organization com- plies with the standards set forth in CSIET's Standards for International Educational Travel Programs. Dory encourages families to con- tact the program immediately, as it will allow the proper time for the students and hosts to get to know one another befc~re they actually meet for the first time. Amite county area families inter- ested in learning more about stu- Wholesale Plant Nursery /. (located off Hwy. 16 between Amite and Frenklinton) seeking candidates for the fol!owing positions: Secretary/Data Entry Accounting Assistant Outside Sales In-house Sales/Customer Service Production Supervisor Competitive salary, experience preferred. Please mail resume' to: : Applica~, P.O. Box 785, Amite, LA 70422 dent exchange or arranging for a meeting with a community repre- sentative may call P.I.E. toll-free, at 1-866-546-1402. The agency also has travel/study program opportunities available for American high school students as well as possibilities for community volun- teers to assist and work with area host families, students and schools. MISSISSIPPI'S COMMUNITY AND JUNIOR COLLEGES CREATE FIRST SPORTS HALL OF FAME Jackson, MS - A new organiza- tion that will recognize outstanding athletes and coaches who have participated in intercollegiate sports at one of the fifteen community and junior colleges in the state has recently been formed. The Missis- sippi Community/Junior College Sports Hall of Fame (SHF) was confirmed and approved by the Mississippi Association of Commu- nity and Junior Colleges (MACJC) during its annual athletic meeting held recently. The organization is the first of its kind for the state. Dr. Howell Garner, president of Copiah-Lincoln Community Col- lege, vice-chair of the MACJC, and coordinator of the SHF, expressed the importance of establishing the organization. "The Mississippi Community and Junior College .Sports Hall of Fame was conceived in the interest of recogmzing coach- es and athletes who have coached and/or played in one or more of Mississippi's public community col- leges," says Dr. Garner. "Acknowl- edging the fact that there have been many outstanding athletes who have contributed greatly to the successful sports programs throughout the two-year college system, the MACJC wishes to begin a program of recognition whereby individuals may be recog- nized and honored for their contri~ butions to the tremendous success of community college sports in Mis- sissippi." "What we hope to accomplish is that the many athletes who have been truly outstanding through the years will be recognized beyond their individual institutions," he added. "You would be surprised how many of those who are being recognized remember the players from other schools that are also being recognized. It will be a great reunion of athletes who really know many of the other athletes in the same room, although they will have been played at 15 different col- leges!" The-membership of theSHFwin be made up of those who have been properly inducted into the organization. All fifteen (15) of the Mississippi public community and junior colleges will have an opportu- nity to be a participating sponsor of the organization by acceptance of the by-laws of the organization. Only participating sponsors of the SHF will be eligible to nominate individuals for induction into the SHF. Each of the participating col- leges will be assessed $200 for each individual inductee for the first two classes through the MACJC for operating expenses of the SHF. After the first two years, the current assessment will be reconsidered by the MACJC. Officers of the SHF will include a president, a president-elect, a sec- retary/treasurer, and an executive committee, which will be the gov- erning authority of the organization. The membership of the executive committee will be composed of the three (3) officers--a president, president-elect, and secretary/trea- surer-and four (4) at-large mem- bers. The president will serve as the chair of the executive commit- tee and shall preside at all meet- ings of the executive committee. At the end of the president's term of office, he/she will serve as an ex- officio (non-voting) member of the executive committee as immediate past president. In 2008, the chair- man of the MACJC shall be respon- sible for conducting elections for officers and at-large members of the executive committee, for con- vening the first meeting of the SHF membership, and for presiding at the first annual business meeting. t and Accessories, Inc. 1420 Main Street, Liberty, MS. 601-657,9029 The SHF selection committee wil consist of seven (7) members. After the first two classes of inductees, the selection committee will be responsible for the selection of new inductees on an annual basis. Membership of the selec- tion committee will be rotated among the participating colleges, and each member of the selection committee will serve a one-year term. The rotation schedule for membership of the SHF selection committee will be decided by using "" Chairmanship of the selection committee will be decided by com- mittee members and will rotate each year from North to South, beginning with the South in 2008- 2009. Each of the five (5) partici- pating colleges in the rotation schedule will select a representa- tive of the SHF to be a member of the selection committee. Two col- lege presidents will each name a member to serve on the selection committee from their respective institutions. One president will be from the north, and one president will be from the south. The oppor- tunity to make these presidentia appointments will rotate. In no case will a presidential appointment be from one of the five (5) institu- tions having a member selected by the SHF Such appointee may be a member of the SHF, but will not be eligible for induction into the SHF. Eligibility will be based on the following criteria: (1) In order to be inducted into the organization, an athlete must have played two sea- sons in one or more sports, and must have been selected as a member of that institution's Sports Hall of Fame prior to nomination to be inducted into the SHF. (2) For a coach to be inducted, he or she has to have coached one or more sports at one or more of the com- munity/junior colleges for a mini- mum of ten years in Mississippi, and must have been selected as a member of the Sports Hall of Fame at a Mississippi community/junior college prior to nomination to be inducted into the SHF. According to Dr. Garner, the number of inductees will vary. "The first class of inductees will be composed of no more than three .athletes and/or coaches from each institution for a total of no more than forty-five (45) inductees," says Dr. Garner. "The second class will be composed of no more than two athletes and/or coaches from each institution for a total of no more than thirty inductees (30). And ten (10) individuals will be recognized each year thereafter. In addition, th'b institutions will have the option to name one athlete posthumously in each of the first two years. The nominees from each institution for these two years will be automatical- ly approved as members of the organization, and the first class shall be known as 'charter mem- bers'. Thereafter, each institution may have one nominee each year." He added: "After the first two classes of inductees, membership into the Sports Hall of Fame will be determined by a majority vote of the selection committee. Each institu- tion's Sports Hall of Fame will have the opportunity to nominate an indi- vidual for induction between Janu- ary 1 and March 1 of each year." During the month of April each year, the SHF selection committee will meet to select ten nominees for induction. An induction banquet will be held in the month of April or May of each year to recognize SHF honorees. This year's induction banquet for the first class of hon- orees will take place at Copiah-Lin- coin Community College's Wesson campus in the Thames Conference Center on April 24, 2007 at 7 p.m. Prior to the banquet, a reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. During the banquet, a medallion and a glass desk piece will be presented to each honoree. In addition, the names of all hon- orees will be displayed on a large plaque that will be located at the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges' (SBCJC) office in Jackson. Each year, new hon- orees will be added to the plaque. Dr. Wayne Stonecypher, Execu- tive Director of the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges, says that he is happy to be involved with the organization. "We are excited that the Mississippi Com- munity and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame will honor those indi- viduals-athletes and coaches-- that represent not onlythe commu- nity and junior colleges, but the entire state as a whole," says Dr. Stonecypher. "These individuals have shown their hard work and dedication to the community "and junior college system, and we are very proud them. Honoring them is a privilege." For more information on the Mis- sissippi Community and Junior Col- lege Sports Hall of Fame, contact Dr. Howell Garner, President, Copi- ah-Lincoln Community College, 601-643-8300. The State Board for Community and Junior Colleges is dedicated to enhancing the education and train- ing of all Mississippians, promoting positive leadership, and creating partnerships with business, industry ano other entities that share the THE SOUTHERN HERALD Liberty, Mississippi May 3, 2007 Page 5 END Let's tatk about the unexpected. Let's talk about all the bumps and turns awaiting us on the road. With so many obstactes, A[fa here when you need us. For all the unexpected turns you can rest easy knowing Atfa will be Curtis Seay 20~ S Broadway Street Mccomb MS 39648 601-684-0500 there. 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