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Around Town
Page 2A




Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Around Town calendar is a free service offered by the Starkville Daily News.
The calendars runs daily as space allows. Announcements should be submitted via
e-mail to life@starkvilledailynews.com by 2 p.m. the day prior to publication and
be no more than 50 words in length. Religious events will be listed Saturdays on
the Faith page. Recurring events will run on Sundays only. One-time events will run
Monday through Friday.

u Free Computer Class—Emerson Family Resource
Center will hold the class from 8 a.m to 11 a.m. at the
J.L.King Center, 700 Long St. Pre-resgistration is required.
Call 662-320-4607 for more information.

u Free Computer Class—Emerson Family Resource
Center will hold the class from 8 a.m to 11 a.m. at the
J.L.King Center, 700 Long St. Pre-resgistration is required.
Call 662-320-4607 for more information.
u Home Economists in Home and Community—The
group will meet at 9:30 at Golden Triangle Planning and
Development District Office, Miley Dr. Dr. Will Evans,
Professor and Head of Food Science will give an update
on the department. For more information, call 324-1683.
u Active Parenting—Emerson Family Center will host
classes, titled “sidestepping the power struggle” from 10
a.m. to noon. Barbara Culberson will be the presenter.
u Breast is Best—OCH’s breast feeding class for expectant mothers will be held at 6 p.m. at the OCH Educational
Facility. Registraton is $60. To register, call 662-615-3364
or visit www.och.org/special-beginnings.
u Dave Ramsey’s Financial Management—Emerson
will offer Dave Ramsey’s financial management course from
6-8 p.m. Pre-registration is required and can be completed
by calling 320-4607.

u Starkville-MSU Symphony fall concert—The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Rent Auditorium at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. The concert is
free of charge and will feature works by Haydn, Harris and

The Controllers Generation II 4-H Club remembered the events of September 11 with Mrs. Iola Jones
at Starkville Manor Nursing Home. Jones shared her memories of her birthday and the telephone call she
received 15 years ago in regards to the terrorist attack. (Submitted photo)

u Rotary—The Starkville Rotary Club meets at 11:45 a.m.
at the Starkville Country Club. The guest speaker will be MSU
President Mark Keenum.
u Stork Support—OCH’s expectant mother class will be held
at 8:30 p.m. at the OCH Education Facility. Registration is $70.
To register, call 662-615-3364 or visit www.och.org/special-beginnings.

on developmental stages of children from 11 a.m. to noon. Elmarie Carr Brooks will be the presenter.
u Kiwanis—The group will meet at noon at the Hilton Garden Inn.
u American Heart CPR/AED certification classes—OSERVS offers classes the third Tuesday of every month beginning
at 5:30 p.m. The cost of the course is $25 per person. All students
must preregister by visiting the OSERVS office in the Synergetics
complex, 501 Highway 12, and pre-paying or by calling 662-3842200.




u Free Computer Class—Emerson Family Resource Center
u Canoe Day—The event will be held at the Noxu Free Computer Class—Emerson Family Resource Center
ubee Wildlife Refuge on Bluff Lake from 9:00 a.m. until will hold the class from 8 a.m to 11 a.m. at the J.L.King Center,
hold the class from 8 a.m to 11 a.m. at the J.L.King Center,
3:00 p.m. Canoes, kayaks, paddles, and life jackets will
700 Long St. Pre-resgistration is required. Call 662-320-4607 for
be available free of charge. Call 323-5548 for more in- more information.
u Active Parenting—Emerson Family Center will host classes more information.

Pontotoc clerk faces
embezzlement charge
SDN Staff report
A former deputy clerk for the Pontotoc County Sheriff's Office surrendered last week to face an embezzlement
charge, according to State Auditor Stacey Pickering's office.
Stephanie Cooper, 33, turned herself in Sept. 6. She had
worked for the sheriff's office from November 2002 until
this month.
“Cooper was responsible for record/bookkeeping and
used her position to embezzle funds totaling $44,440.58,”
said Kelley Ryan, in a news release from Pickering's office.
“These embezzled funds were taken from the collections of
bond payments, service of process fees and report fees.”
Pickering said in the news release that the discrepancies
were discovered during a routine county audit.
In addition to the embezzlement charge, Cooper is expected to pay $59,752.75, according to the news release.

Bigger county budget funds
infrastructure, raises
Oktibbeha County taxes are going up, as is pay for all
full-time county employees.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a
$34.5 million budget Tuesday, including a 2.75-mill
property tax increase – earmarked for repairing bridges
and the county's contribution to a new industrial park –
and a 3.3 percent cost-of-living pay increase for full-time
workers. About 75 to 100 employees will be affected,
County Administrator Emily Garrard said. The budget
will go into effect with the start of the new fiscal year
Oct. 1.
The county general fund tops out at nearly $13 million, which is $528,862 more than the current fiscal year.
Overall, the new budget is up nearly $3.3 million from
fiscal 2016, Garrard said.
“This is quite an increase over last year,” she said. But
the majority of that is a $2.2 million FEMA grant to
build a disaster “safe room,” Garrard said.
Oktibbeha County is contributing $870,935 to other

Wags and Tails preregistration open
The Lions Club will is sponsoring Wags and Tails, to raise funds for
people with impaired hearing or vision.
Wags and Tails is an event for dog
owners and dog lovers alike. The

Water funds for Blackjack SCHOOL
From page 1A
SDN Staff report
The Blackjack Water Association is getting a $343,000
loan to install new generators at two well sites and repair
a 100,000-gallon tank, according to a news release from
U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi.
The 40-year, 2.25-percent interest loan comes from
the USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal
Loan program.
“Nearly 400 families and businesses rely on water supplied by this locally-controlled association, and this Rural
Development loan will help ensure reliable water deliveries for these consumers,” Cochran said in the announcement.
Cochran chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee
and serves on the subcommittee with funding jurisdiction
over the USDA and Rural Development. He is also the
senior Republican on the Senate Agriculture Committee,
which is charged with recommending USDA policy, his
office said.

agencies or projects; the largest allocation is $230,000 to
the East Mississippi Community College Capital Project,
according to the budget.
The total millage rate will rise from 118.99 to 121.74,
an increase of 2.75 mills, expected to bring in $2.7 million. That includes millage for the Starkville-Oktibbeha
Consolidated School System, which will get 54 percent
of the total revenue, according to the budget.
The county rate will be 2.42 mills lower for taxpayers
within Starkville city limits, who won't pay for volunteer
fire service since the city has its own fire department,
Garrard said. Taxpayers within the Cotton Mill Marketplace TIF and the towns of Maben and Sturgis will also
pay the lower rate of 119.32 mills. Altogether the county
expects to collect $41 million in property tax.
In other business, supervisors appointed Joseph Landfair to an available seat on the GTR LINK board of directors, at the motion of District 5 Supervisor Joe Williams.
Williams said Landfair is a retired schoolteacher, longtime resident and well-known in the community. He is a
trustee of Ebenezer Baptist Church and concerned with
economic development, Williams said.

was shown to be $27.5 million, following visioning with a basic budget of $25
The board also approved a resolution requesting the Mississippi Department of Finance to adopt a resolution
to declare the necessity for the issuance
of state general obligation bonds for the
partnership school.

event will be held on Saturday, Sept.
24 starting at 10 a.m. at the Starkville
Sportsplex, 405 Lynn Lane.
Proceeds from the event will allow
the club to provide members in the
community with glasses, hearing aids
and eye surgeries. The money will
also be used to raise awareness and
provide education in the community.

Events will include a dog parade,
costume contest, musical sit and a talent show. To enter all events is $35
or $10 for each. Preregistration will
be open until Sept. 15 at 5 p.m.
To register or for more information, call Eileen Carr-Tabb 662-3123431 or Beverly Hammett at 662323-6229.

“This is a resolution to get the first $5
million of the state money for the sixth
and seventh grade (partnership) school
project,” Holloway said. “The money
is supposed to come in two increments.
One is this December, and one in the
second December. I’ve been in contact
with the Department of finance and administration. I’ve sent them a great deal
of information, but this is the first formal
request we’ve made to them to get the
$5 million.”

Once complete, the partnership
school will house all of the district’s sixth
and seventh graders, and serve as a laboratory for the MSU College of Education. Bids for the project are expected to
go out in February or March of 2017,
and the project is expected to be complete by July 2018.
The next school board meeting is
scheduled for Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. in the
Greensboro Center at 401 Greensboro
St. in Starkville.

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Daily News at 323-1642 and ask for
a member of the newsroom staff.