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    WEATHER

    Ethan Ramirez

    Second grade, West Lowndes

    High94Low73Mostly sunny, hotFull forecast onpage 2A.

    FIVE QUESTIONS

    1 Which two classic Monopoly gamestokens are articles that can be worn?2 Which is the largest planet in thesolar system?3 What term is used to describe apair of cymbals clashed together byoperating a foot pedal?

    4 Which Scottish island boasts thehistoric site of Skara Brae?5 Who became a major star afterdropping out from a scheduled worldtour as one of Janet Jacksons backupdancers?

    Answers, 8B

    INSIDEClassifieds 7BComics 5B

    Obituaries 4AOpinions 6A

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    FRIDAY| JUNE 20, 2014

    LOCAL FOLKS

    Cindy Wamble is the principal

    of Heritage Elementary.

    CALENDAR

    Wednesday, June 25nTable Talk:Share a favorite recipe

    as Table Talk hosts a recipe swap and

    tasting session. Local food lovers

    participate in this indoor picnic at the

    Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, 314

    Seventh St. N. Bring lunch at 11:30

    a.m. or come for the swap at noon.

    Friends of the Library will serve iced

    tea. For more information, contact the

    library, 662-329-5300.

    Saturday, June 28Book signing:Columbus native

    Carroll Uithoven will sign copies of her

    book Dauphin Island, Alabama at

    Books-A-Million in Leigh Mall, Colum-

    bus, from 1-3 p.m. The book is a picto-

    rial detailing the history and amenities

    of the Mobile Bay barrier island.

    PUBLIC MEETINGS

    June 30:Lowndes CountyBoard of Supervisors, Court-house, 9 a.m.July 1:Caledonia Board ofAldermen, Town Hall, 6 p.m.July 1:Columbus CityCouncil, Municipal Complex,5 p.m.July 7:Lowndes CountyBoard of Supervisors, Court-house, 9 a.m.July 7:Clay County Boardof Supervisors, Courthouse,9 a.m.July 10:Clay County Boardof Supervisors, Courthouse,9 a.m.July 15:Lowndes CountyBoard of Supervisors, Court-house, 9 a.m.

    West Point mural

    Mary Alice Weeks/Dispatch Staff

    Lila Miller, Kathy Dyess and Deborah Mansfield, all of the Main Street Design Committee, make preparations to continue workingon a new mural being painted at the intersection of Main Street and North Division Street in West Point on Thursday morning.

    Luisa Porter/Dispatch Staff

    READING CAMP: From left, Lauri Sansing, Junior Auxiliary volunteer at Hearts After-School Tutoring Center,Lillie Caulder, 9, Katie Caulder, 10, Erin Johnson, 9, Maya Dismuke, 11, Shiniyah Longstreet, Anthony Holt, 9,and Alex Dawkins, 8, take part in reading camp on Wednesday. Lillie and Katie are the daughters of Leigh AnneCaulder and Edward Caulder, Erin is the daughter of Latoya Shies and Erick Lamar Johnson, Maya and Shiniyahare the daughters of Kista Dismuke and Dan Bush, Anthony is the son of Ella and Anthony Holt, and Alex is theson of Toulanda and Travis Dawkins, all of Columbus.

    Gov. Bryants HealthRun has local ties

    Miss. native awarded Medal of Honor

    BY JOSH LEDERMAN

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON A 24-year-old vet-eran who lost an eye after taking a gre-nade blast in Afghanistan to save a fellowMarine received the nations highest mil-

    itary honor Thursday in a somber WhiteHouse ceremony.

    President Barack Obama walked from

    the briefing room, where he had just an-nounced plans to send up to 300 U.S. mil-itary advisers into Iraq, to the East Room,where he praised retired Cpl. William

    Kyle Carpenters instinctive valor andcalled him a shining example for a post-9/11 generation.

    Carpenter should not be alive today,but the fact that he is gives us reason to

    trust that there is indeed a higher power,Obama said.

    The dual events Obamas Iraq

    24-year-old took grenade blast to save fellow Marine

    BY SARAH FOWLER

    [email protected]

    Saturday, Gov. PhilBryant will run in thethird annual 5K Run forHealth in honor of thelate infant son of a Colum-bus native.

    John Pearson Claydied in March after be-ing born with Hypoplas-tic Left Heart Syndrome.He was four months old.HLHS is a severe congen-ital heart defect in whichthe left side of the heart is

    underdeveloped.John Pearsons father,

    Wesley, isa native ofColumbus.His grand-m o t h e r ,M a l i n d aClay, en-couragedlocal citi-zens to travel to Jacksonto run in the race. All pro-ceeds from the race willbenefit Batson ChildrensHospital and will be givenin John Pearsons honor.

    Hopefully you will

    never have to have the

    Will benefit son of Columbus native

    Bryant

    SeeRUN, 8A

    BY CARL SMITH

    [email protected]

    Starkville Ward 7 Alder-

    man Henry N. Vaughn has

    been charged with driving

    under the influence, the Ok-tibbeha County Sheriffs De-partment confirmed.

    The sheriffs office saidthe arrest was made at about1:56 a.m. Thursday near the

    intersection of Miss. Highway182 and Reed Road. Vaughnwas also charged with no in-surance and careless driving.The Ward 7 alderman wouldgo on to post a $1,640 bondand be released at 2:59 a.m.,OCSD confirmed.

    Deputies would not con-

    firm any details stemmingfrom the arrest, including iflaw enforcement agents per-formed a field sobriety test orif Vaughn tested positive foralcohol in the field.

    The Dispatch was unableto view an arrest report Thurs-day, but OCSD confirmed de-

    tails on background.Vaughn did not attend

    Tuesdays Starkville Boardof Aldermen meeting be-cause of a death in the fami-ly. Aldermen gave their con-dolences to the absent boardmember at the table before

    Alderman Vaughn arrested for DUIOCSO confirms arrest, charges

    VaughnSee VAUGHN, 8A

    GoldenTrianglecelebrates

    JuneteenthAs Columbus marksits 18th annual event,

    Starkville prepares for

    its first

    BY CARL SMITH

    [email protected]

    Two GoldenTriangle citieswill host eventsSaturday mark-

    ing Juneteenth,the annual cel-ebration of the abolishment of slav-ery and the emancipation of AfricanAmericans.

    The event specifically honorsthe June 1865 announcement ofthe Emancipation Proclamation byUnion Gen. Gordon Granger in Gal-veston, Texas.

    Starkville began hosting itsfirst Juneteenth Celebration andMulti-Cultural Arts Festival onThursday with a Mr. and Mrs. June-teenth Pageant. Celebrations con-tinue at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with a

    celebration parade featuring May-or Parker Wiseman and formerStarkville School District adminis-

    SeeJUNETEENTH, 8A

    INSIDEnOUR VIEW:WhyJuneteenth matters,Page 6A.

    SeeMEDAL OF HONOR, 8A

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    Five-Day forecast for the Golden Triangle

    Almanac Data National Weather

    Lake Levels

    River Stages

    Sun and MoonSolunar table

    Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.

    City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W

    Weather(W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, i-ice, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms,r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow

    Yesterday 7 a.m. 24-hr.Lake Capacity yest. change

    The solunar

    period schedule

    allows planning days

    so you will be fishingin good territory or

    hunting in good cover

    during those times.

    Temperature

    Precipitation

    Tombigbee

    Yesterday Flood 7 a.m. 24-hr.River stage yest. change

    Columbus Thursday

    High/low ..................................... 92/68

    Normal high/low ......................... 91/68

    Record high .......................... 102 (1953)

    Record low ........................

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