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Legion leads list of positive local news

The local American Legion post recently celebrated 100 years. Legion members hosted a centennial celebration at the Jimmy Furlow Senior Citizen Center Thursday. John Edwards Post 12 was founded in 1919. The post was founded by 15 men — George Hoskins, L.P. Oberschmidt, Eugene Montgomery, W.C. Williams, Joseph West Jr., Perry A. Coker, I.L. Parsons, B.H. Storm, T.E. Coker, C.T. Montgomery, Delbitt W. Love, O.N. Arrington, N.A. McLeod, Aubrey Magee and N.B. Fisher.

The celebration featured guest speaker Pat Baughman Sr. Baughman was a department commander for the American Legion. He joined the Air Force in 1967 and then served in the Mississippi Air National Guard for 35 years before retiring in 2002.

Below is a look back at more good news stories.

• The Brookhaven High Lady Panthers opened their slow-pitch softball season Thursday with a sweep of the Warren Central Lady Vikings in Vicksburg. BHS won game one 6-5 in extra innings and blew out WC in game two for a 15-3 victory.

• The Bogue Chitto Lady Bobcats (1-0) opened their MHSAA slow-pitch season last week with a 13-4 spanking of Tylertown.  BC jumped out 7-0 in the first inning and didn’t let up as they piled up 13 hits in their debut.  Second-year head coach Kris Smith has a veteran team with two seniors in Codi Leggett and Julie Anna Bartram and a seven-member junior class. In the spring the Lady Bobcats were one of the best teams in the area from top to bottom at the plate and Smith hopes that remains the case during the fall slow-pitch season.

• The Lincoln County Public Library will resume its after-school Lego club this week. The meetings will take place every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 4 to 5 p.m. “It gets parents and kids to the library,” Youth Service Coordinator Kasie Beth Brown said. “Everybody enjoys Legos.”

Lego Clubs are popular at other libraries throughout the state so Brown brought it to Brookhaven. Since the library already had Legos, it was just a matter of organizing everything.

“Once we got the idea for the table, it all started coming together,” Brown said.

The Lego table was built by Saul Pickard of Clear Creek Cabinetry Custom Cabinets. The table was made possible through grants and donations from the Junior Auxiliary of Brookhaven’s 2018 provisional class, Lincoln County Public Library’s Friends of the Library and other private donations.