About 200 family, friends, and classmates were on hand Saturday night to honor the 2015 inductees of the Mississippi Delta Community College Sports Hall of Fame during their induction ceremony and banquet. They are (l. to r.) Gail Mullen Sims and Michelle Mullen of Leland, Matthew Duff of Olive Branch, Chuck Edwards of Greenville, and Mac Sheffield of Moorhead.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans baseball team ended their run in the state playoff series Saturday with a 4-0 loss to East Mississippi Community College Saturday afternoon in Scooba. The loss follows Friday’s 10-1 series opening loss to the Lions.
Saturday’s game was a defensive struggle between the two teams through the first six innings with the Lions managing a 1-0 lead after scoring a single run in the bottom of the third inning. East Mississippi started the bottom of the seventh with a walk followed by a ground out and a flyout before the Lions’ home run leader David Pimentel stepped to the plate and lofted a shot high over the left field wall to make it a 3-0 game. EMCC added an insurance run in the eighth but it wasn’t needed as their pitchers held the Trojans in check all day.
East Mississippi scored four runs on seven hits with one error and left 11 runners stranded. The Trojans had four hits with no errors and left five runners on the base paths. Ty Dean, Jordan Lambert, Tays Hardy and DaShawn Lindsey all had a hit apiece for Mississippi Delta.
Matt Ray went 5.2 innings as the Trojans’ starter giving up one run on four hits with three strikeouts and four walks. Kyle Wilson went 1.1 innings in relief giving up three runs on two hits with two strikeouts and two walks and Tyler Dowdy closed out the game going one inning and giving up one hit.
In Friday’s game the Lions scored 10 runs on 10 hits with no errors and left 11 runners stranded while the Trojans scored one run on six hits with four errors and left eight men on base. Jordan Lambert led the hitting with two hits and an RBI while Ty Dean, Hunter Durham, Will Costinett and Tays Hardy added one hit each.
Tre Hobbs started the game going 6.1 innings and giving up six runs on eight hits with three strikeouts and five walks. Tyler Milligan closed out the game giving up two hits on four runs with two strikeouts and one walk.
The Trojans end the 2015 season with a 20-27 overall record and a 14-16 conference mark. This is the third time in Coach Michael Avalon’s four year tenure at Mississippi Delta that the Trojans have advanced to post-season play.
Dr. Wade Dowell will address Mississippi Delta Community College’s health science majors at their commencement ceremony, scheduled for Thurs., May 7 at 10 a.m. at the J.T. Hall Coliseum in Moorhead, Miss. The graduation and pinning ceremony honors the college’s dental hygiene, radiologic technology and associate degree nursing graduates.
A 1982 graduate of The University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Dr. Dowell has served as a family physician in Indianola, Miss. since 1985. He served two terms as president of the Delta Medical Society, one term as president of the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians, and has served as a team physician for Mississippi Delta Community College, Indianola Academy, and the University of Mississippi. He is married to Angela (Roberts) of Moorhead, Miss. and the couple has four children.
Mississippi Delta Community College is a comprehensive community college that offers a wide variety of academic, career, and technical courses in day, evening, and on-line classes. MDCC also offers workforce training, ABE/GED classes, and continuing education courses for local citizens. The Health Science division is comprised of Associate Degree Nursing, Dental Hygiene Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Radiologic Technology, Practical Nursing, Emergency Medical Technician, Health Care Assistant, and Phlebotomy.
Incoming students are invited to attend the 2015 orientation and registration this summer. Students interested in any career, technical, health care, or academic program should register for orientation online by visiting kickstart.msdelta.edu.
For more information, visit our website at www.msdelta.edu or call 662-246-MDCC.
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Oral cancer is not a rare disease. Approximately 37,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer every year in the US. It kills one person every hour of every day, and over 100 new individuals will be diagnosed with it each day. The good news is that it can often be found early in its development, through a simple, painless, and quick screening.
Who should get screened?
Every adult! Oral cancer can often be caught early, even as a pre-cancer. With early detection, survival rates are high and the side effects from treatment are at their lowest. Like other screenings you engage in such as cervical, skin, prostate, colon and breast examinations, oral cancer screenings are an effective means of finding cancer at its early, highly curable stages. Make them part of your annual health check-ups.
- Red and/or white discolorations of the soft tissues of the mouth.
- Any sore which does not heal within 14 days.
- Hoarseness which lasts for a prolonged period of time.
- Advanced Indicators:
- A sensation that something is stuck in your throat.
- Numbness in the oral region.
- Difficulty in moving the jaw or tongue.
- Difficulty in swallowing.
- Ear pain which occurs on one side only.
- A sore under a denture, which even after adjustment of the denture, still does not heal.
- A lump or thickening which develops in the mouth or on the neck.
Dental Exams Saves Lives! For more information about oral cancer, please log onto The Oral Cancer Foundation’s official website at www.oralcancer.org.
The MDCC Delta Dancers will present their 2015 Spring Show on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in the Yeats Fine Arts Auditorium on the Moorhead campus. There will be a Matinee Show at 1:30pm that is FREE for all MDCC Faculty, Staff, and Students with a current school ID. There will also be an Evening Show at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for the Evening Show are $7.00/General Public and $3.00/MDCC Faculty, Staff, Students with ID. Please come out and support the MDCC Delta Dancers!
Laboratories date back to the early 1900's, providing vital information to aid in the detecting, diagnosing, and prevention of disease. Laboratory tests impact over 70% of all medical decisions. There are approximately 300,000 medical laboratory professionals that perform and interpret more than 10 billion tests annually. Labradorians are key members of the health care team. As the demand for Medical Laboratory Technicians grows, the MLT program at MDCC continues to provide its students with quality education and training so they can enter into a field that is rich with opportunities.
MDCC's future Medical Laboratory Professionals
For more information about the Medical Laboratory Technology program, click here to visit their website.