A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter
Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.
Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Heading to Afghanistan
The Army Reserves 412th Engineer Command departed yesterday with approximately 63 soldiers to support the commands first deployment to Afghanistan. The 412th Engineer Command is based in Vicksburg and will be headed to Camp Shelby and from there to Afghanistan. The Vicksburg Fire Department formed an arch with the ladders of two fire trucks and unfurled an American Flag as the buses transporting the soldiers passed through with a police escort along Indiana Avenue. Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and the 412th Deputy Commander Brig. Gen. William Buckler Jr. were speakers during the 8:00 a.m. departure ceremony. Lt. Mark Leighton says the soldiers will oversee most engineering operations such as construction and digging wells. We want to wish all our soldiers a safe trip there and pray that they will all come home unharmed as well. God Bless Our Soldiers and God Bless America! (Click here for slideshow and video of event)