Tuesday, June 22, 2021

ECCC Students Take Top Honors in SkillsUSA Competition

These East Central Community College students took top honors during the 2021 State SkillsUSA Virtual Conference and those garnering first place awards will represent Mississippi at the virtual National SkillsUSA contest this summer. Award winners included (front row, from left) Hannah Beech of Meridian, first place, job skills demonstration-A; Maliah Black of Philadelphia, first place, opening and closing ceremonies; Gabby Bufkin of Forest, third place, job skills demonstration-open; Sarah Horn of Newton, first place, prepared speech; and Makayla Strickland of Union, first place, opening and closing ceremonies; (second row, from left) Cheyenne Henderson of Philadelphia, first place, opening and closing ceremonies; MyeAngel Riley of Kosciusko, second place, job skills demonstration-A; Lexi McDonald of Newton, third place, job skills demonstration-A; Ashley Savell of Philadelphia, first place, opening and closing ceremonies; Kameron Joiner of Philadelphia, first place, promotional bulletin board; Charley Mowdy of DeKalb, first place, opening and closing ceremonies; and Sunnie Quick of Carthage, first place, promotional bulletin board; and (back row, from left) Shabria Neely of Meridian, first place, opening and closing ceremonies; Kaylin Wilkerson of Morton, second place, job interview; Laurel Shinn of Hickory, first place, job interview; Kygeria Dawkins of McCool, first place, job skills demonstration-open; Lynn Wyatt of Conehatta, who serves as president of ECCC’s SkillsUSA chapter and served as a model for the job skills demonstrations; Kailyn Davis of Hickory, second place, job skills demonstration-open; Avery Hammons of Lawrence, first place, promotional bulletin board; and Hannah Sullivan of Decatur, first place, opening and closing ceremonies. (Submitted Photo)

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Purina Animal Nutrition Voluntarily Recalling One Lot of Purina® RangeLand® 30-13 (125#) Cattle Feed

Purina Animal Nutrition is initiating a very limited voluntary recall of one lot of Purina® RangeLand® 30-13 (125#) beef cattle feed. This recall is being initiated as a precaution related to tubs that are too soft, allowing over-consumption, which could result in urea toxicity.

Purina Animal Nutrition received reports from customers claiming the feed may have resulted in poor health and/or death.

Elevated urea levels can cause health issues and potential death in cattle. Symptoms of excess urea may include muscle tremors (especially of the face and ears), abdominal pain, frothy salivation, polyuria, and bruxism (grinding of teeth).

The affected product and lot number is:

Formula No.Item No.DescriptionLot Number
L3B31800049-627Purina® RangeLand® 30-13 (125#)1MAR19CLF1

The affected feed was manufactured by Purina Animal Nutrition on March 19, 2021.

The affected Purina® feed was sold in the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Washington.

Customers can find the lot number on the side of each tub.
Customers who purchased this product are instructed stop feeding and to destroy or return it to the point of purchase.
Customers may contact Purina Animal Nutrition’s Customer Service at 800-227-8941 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

Freshpet Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of Freshpet® Select Small Dog Bite Size Beef & Egg Recipe Dog Food Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

Freshpet Inc. is announcing a voluntary recall of a single lot of Freshpet® Select Small Dog Bite Size Beef & Egg Recipe Dog Food (1 LB bags), with Sell by Date 10/30/2021,due to potential contamination with Salmonella. Our Freshpet Team had designated this single lot for destruction, but it was inadvertently shipped to retailers in limited geographic markets between June 7 to June 10, 2021. No other Freshpet products or lot codes are impacted by this recall.

Dogs with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some dogs will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy dogs can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your dog has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Freshpet has received no reports of illness, injury, or adverse reaction to date, and has issued this recall because of our deep commitment to the safety of our pet parents and their dogs. The limited number of impacted products may have been sold at: Publix in Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia, and at limited Target locations in Arizona and Southern California. Most of the product was intercepted at retailer distribution warehouses and not delivered to retail stores.

If pet parents have products matching the following description in their possession, they should stop feeding it to their dogs and dispose of it immediately. Please call us if you have any of the recalled product, Freshpet® Select Small Dog Bite Size Beef & Egg Recipe Dog Food (1 LB bags), with Sell by Date 10/30/2021, for a refund or for your convenience you may use the following link to request a refund: http://freshpet.co/ssdb21External Link Disclaimer. Sell by Date, along with UPC code and lot code, can be found on the bottom and back of each bag. Please see chart and product pictures below for details.
Product NameRetail UPC CodeLot CodeSell by Date
The safety of pets and pet parents and the quality of our products are of the greatest importance and we value the trust placed in Freshpet.

Pet parents who have questions or would like to report adverse reactions should call 1.866.789.3737, Mon. through Fri., 9 am–9 pm (EDT) and Sat. through Sun. 9 am--1 pm (EDT) or visit www.freshpet.comExternal Link Disclaimer.

Monday, June 14, 2021

WeCare Hosts Financial and Motivational Workshop

 Local non-profit WECARE hosted a workshop on Saturday, June 12 developed to encourage

participants to improve their financial as well as emotional wellbeing. Held at the World Outreach Christian Fellowship on Jones Avenue in Louisville, presenters included Barbara Robinson of Atlanta and local resident Bobbie Love-Johnson.

Robinson, a business consultant, presented information about building wealth including topics such as foreign exchange trading, digital currency and small business development. Robinson made several points including that we should seek a goal of generational wealth and that we should and could be using that expensive cellular phone to earn money.

Love-Johnson is a life coach providing support for personal and emotional issues, dealing with crisis

situations and coaching for business and career opportunities. She provided encouragement to get yourself on track toward good mental health and financial strength.

The theme throughout the workshop was echoed by Carnette Hudson of WeCare: We need to break the generational curse of being poor and we need information to break that curse.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

ECCC Announces 2021 Football Schedule

The 2021 football season is just 12 weeks away and the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference is slated for a full nine-game season. The East Central Warriors, who had to cut the 2020 season short due to COVID-19, finished the year 2-3 overall and closed out the year with a 13-10 overtime victory over Co-Lin in Wesson.

 Week 1 | ECCC @ East Miss | Sept. 2

The 2021 season will kick off with a road trip to Scooba to face East Mississippi on September 2. The matchup will be the first between the two programs since 2019 when the Warriors fell 24-0 in Scooba. East Miss opted out of the 2020 season, meaning the meeting will be the first game for the Lions since a 31-7 loss to Mississippi Gulf Coast on November 2, 2019. ECCC is 1-4 against the Lions in the last five meetings with the last win coming in the 2007 season opener.

Week 2 | ECCC @ Miss Delta | Sept. 9

The Warriors are on the road on September 9 for the second week of the season as ECCC travels to Moorhead to face the Mississippi Delta Trojans. The Warriors are 3-2 over the last five meetings with the Trojans dating back to 2006. The last matchup, the season opener in 2015, went in ECCC's favor, 34-0.

 Week 3 | Jones vs ECCC | Sept. 16 | Division Game

The 2021 home opener is set for a week three game with Jones College on September 16. The Warriors are 1-4 against the Bobcats over the last five seasons with last year's game ending in a 34-5 Bobcat win. Turnovers plagued the Warriors in the matchup as ECCC's offense piled up 369 total yards.

 Week 4 | ECCC @ Southwest | Sept. 23| Division Game

ECCC is back on the road in week four with a trip to Summit against the Southwest Bears on September 23. The Warriors blanked the Bears in the last two meetings with a 21-0 victory a year ago and a 19-0 win in 2019. The Warriors are 4-1 against the Bears over the last five seasons with the Bears only win coming in 2017.

Week 5 | Pearl River vs ECCC | Sept. 30| Division Game

The Warriors return to Bailey Stadium on September 30 to take on the Pearl River Wildcats for a week five matchup. The Warriors came up just short in 2020 against the Wildcats in a 28-21 decision in Poplarville. Over the previous five seasons, the Warriors hold a 3-2 advantage over the Wildcats.

Week 6 | ECCC @ Gulf Coast | Oct. 7| Division Game

The Warriors make the long trip to Perk in the sixth week of the season on October 7. The Warriors fell to the Bulldogs in 2020, 31-3. ECCC is 1-4 against MGCCC over the last five meetings with the most recent win coming in 2016 when the Warriors downed the Bulldogs, 42-28.

 Week 7 | Co-Lin vs ECCC | Oct. 14| Division Game

The Co-Lin Wolves travel to Decatur on October 14 for the Warriors' third home game of the season. ECCC has had good success against the Wolves over the last two seasons with road victories in both 2019 and 2020. The wins moved the Warriors to 2-3 against Co-Lin over the last five meetings Last year's 13-10 win came off a game-winning field goal in overtime.

Week 8 | ECCC @ Hinds| Oct. 21| Division Game

ECCC continues the alternating home and away schedule in week eight as the team travels to Raymond to take on the Hinds Eagles on October 21. The Warriors and Eagles were unable to play in 2020 due to the season cancelation, and ECCC fell to Hinds in the most recent matchup, a 23-20 overtime loss in 2019. Over the last five meetings, spanning six years, the Warriors are 3-2 over the Eagles with wins in 2015, '16, and '18.

Week 9 | Coahoma vs ECCC | Oct. 28

The Warriors close out the regular season with a non-divisional home game against the Coahoma Tigers on October 28. The Warriors have not faced Coahoma since 2015 when the Warriors picked up a 46-13 victory in the second week of the season. ECCC has won three of the last five matchups against Coahoma, dating all the way back to 2007.

All East Central home games are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. kickoff times at Bailey Stadium located in Decatur. Fans that can not attend home games can watch the action live at www.eccclive.com/gold.

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