If you see any photos in our photo gallery on this web site you would like to have a print of, just give us a call and tell us the album and photo number (like #3 of 32) so that we can get the correct one you want. Pricing is $6.00 for a 4 x 6; $8.00 for a 5 x 7 and $10.00 for an 8 x 10.
Just give us a call at The Richton Dispatch, 601-788-6031.
This past week a new football scoreboard was put up at Richton High School. Assisting with putting up the board was Michael Palmer, Richton manager for Mississippi Power Co., with a truck that raised the sections of the scoreboard into place.
Devon Cooley and Macaulay Beasley, recent graduates of Richton High School, are the 2014 recipients of the L.D. Ready Scholarship. Cooley will attend The University of Southern Mississippi and Beasley will attend William Carey College.
The L.D. Ready Scholarship, a fund at the Greater PineBelt Community Foundation, was started by friends and colleagues of L.D. Ready.
L.D. Ready’s basketball career began in 1951 in Runnelstown. He was a starter at Jones Community Junior College and was later selected as an all-state honorable mention basketball player his freshman and sophomore years. He then went to Delta State where he continued his basketball career.
In 1955 Ready began coaching basketball at Richton High School. During his 35-year coaching career, he received many awards. In addition, he led the Richton Rebels to several Conference Champions and State Playoffs.
Today Ready continues to be very active in community events at Jones Community Junior College and in Richton. He is now seen at many athletic events, including Sumrall High School where his son, Lee, is the Varsity basketball coach.
Wanting to honor their friend and coach, Reuben Mills, Danny Buckalew, Tom Boszor, Jerry Elliott and Ben McIlwain created the L.D. Ready Scholarship to provide an annual scholarship to a deserving high school senior athlete at Richton High School.
In 2013, the creators of the L.D. Ready Scholarship moved the funds to The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation. The PineBelt Foundation administers the scholarship and is able to distribute the funds to any college or university of the students choosing. This endowment fund will grow each year giving scholarships for years to come always honoring L.D. Ready and his basketball legacy.
The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation serves the Pine Belt region by managing endowments for nonprofit agencies, churches or schools. In addition, the PineBelt Community Foundation manages scholarship funds. Funds can be set up to honor an individual or in memory of a loved one. The PineBelt Community Foundation currently manages more than 90 Funds all for the purpose of creating better communities.
For more information or if you would like to donate to the L.D. Ready Scholarship Fund contact the Greater PineBelt Foundation, call 601.583.6180 or visit www.PineBeltFoundation.org or like us on www.Facebook.com/PineBeltFoundation.
At The Richton Dispatch we are now offering personalized cell phone cases, ceramic tiles, metal tiles, coasters, award plaques, ID tags, key chains, cutting boards and many other items. Check with the high school cheerleaders at Perry Central or Richton High Schools to place your order or come by The Richton Dispatch office and we can show you some samples.