tates Marine Corps during the Korean War. ż0aHe was a retired scientist with the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office.ż0aHe has served as the past-treasurer of the Diamondhead Community Association; treasurer and volunteer fireman of the Diamondhead Fire Department; a board member and coach for the Bay Area Youth Soccer Association; district chairman of the Cyprus District Boy Scouts of America; Goodwill of South Mississippi Advisory Board; was a member of the Clement R. Bontemps Post 139 of the American Legion; the National Association of Retired Federal Employees; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2880 in Diamondhead; charter member of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter of the Marine Corps League; and charter member and board member of the Central Hancock Rotary Club. He was Rotarian of the Year in 2008-2009.ż0aHe was on the founding board of the Krewe of Olympus. ż0aHe was a member of the Diamondhead Boaters' Association and the Krewe of Neptune. He served as king and treasurer of the Krewe of Diamondhead and was a member of the Fin & Feather.ż0aMilitary honors and interment will take place on Nov. 27, 2015, at Biloxi National cemetery with a ceremony beginning at 2:30 p.m. sharp. The address for the cemetery is 400 Veterans Ave., Biloxi, MS, 39531.ż0aThe family will host a Celebration of Life at the St. Stanislaus College Cafe between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The address is 126 Union St., Bay St. Louis, MS.ż0aFamily and friends are welcomed.ż0aż0aDarell Choina, Sr.ż0aDarell Joseph Choina Sr., 77, passed away peacefully at the home of his son Darell , Jr. on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.ż0aDarell served his country in the Air National Guard, Belle Chase Louisiana for 8 years, and is a member of the American Legion. ż0aHe was a master craftsman in the building trades. He owned Home Decorating and Supply Co. in the 70's. He is recognized in the Smithsonian Museum for his expertise inż0awelding on the first booster rocket at NASA/Michoud and received commendations for this specialized work. Most of all Darell loved to cook for and spend time with his family and friendsż0aBeloved son of the late Vivian Fayard Choina and Nevell Choina Sr.ż0aPreceded in death by his brother Nevell Choina Jr. and his wife Adele. Also his sister Doris LaMotte.ż0aDarell leaves to cherish his memory: three sons, Darell Joseph Choina, Jr. (JoAnn), Timothy Mark Choina (JoJo), Michael Anthony Choina; daughter, Karen Choina Lutz (Jim); brother, Harvey Choina (Penny); He has 7 devoted grandchildren, Kellie, Heather, Alicia, Kristoffor, Danny, Larissa, and Colin; 10 great grandchildren and 1 on the way. Also the mother of his children, Charlotte Choina Pete; and his beloved dogs, Baby, Lady and Duke his protector.ż0aThe family would like to thank Notre Dame Hospice and his granddaughters Heather and Larissa, and grandson Colin for the loving care he received in his final days.ż0aGraveside services will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11:00 am at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Bay St. Louis, MS.ż0aEdmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis, MS is in charge of the arrangements.ĦautoĦautoĦ19Ħjerry_henry_bourg_obituary-1_for_web.jpgĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ7Ħ44ĦpmĦ2ĦĦ1ĦĦĦjerry_henry_bourg_obituary-1_for_web.jpgĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ288ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ223ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2015112010744ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ 9345Ħ1448070347Ħ2Ħ1448070402Ħ2Ħ11Ħ20Ħ2015ĦMattison Scardino: A Rebelette's last danceĦ***image1:right***ż0aIt is a crisp, cool fall day in Oxford, Mississippi, the home of legendary writer William Faulkner and the Ole Miss Rebels.ż0aThere is nothing like fall, football and tailgating at Ole Miss. Only today is slightly different for Mattison Scardino. The captain of the Rebelettes will be making her last dance at home in revered Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.ż0aMatti, a mechanical engineering major, is a second generation Rebelette captain following in her mother's shoes.ż0aToday, Matti will take the field with her sister, Maycee, and childhood friend, Amy Love, while her parents, Matt and Connally, view from the stands. All three girls are Rebelettes and all are graduates of Our Lady Academy.ż0aMatti has had several highlights during her four year career dancing on the turf at The Vaught.Ħ***image1:right***ż0aIt is a crisp, cool fall day in Oxford, Mississippi, the home of legendary writer William Faulkner and the Ole Miss Rebels.ż0aThere is nothing like fall, football and tailgating at Ole Miss. Only today is slightly different for Mattison Scardino. The captain of the Rebelettes will be making her last dance at home in revered Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.ż0aMatti, a mechanical engineering major, is a second generation Rebelette captain following in her mother's shoes.ż0aToday, Matti will take the field with her sister, Maycee, and childhood friend, Amy Love, while her parents, Matt and Connally, view from the stands. All three girls are Rebelettes and all are graduates of Our Lady Academy.ż0aMatti has had several highlights during her four year career dancing on the turf at The Vaught.ż0aHer freshman year, the Rebels beat Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl. Her sophomore year, the Rebs got a win over LSU. In her junior year, the Rebs knocked off #1-ranked Alabama in front of an ESPN Gameday crowd. This year she stated has been somewhat of a roller coaster ride.ż0aMatti commented, "Being a part of the Ole Miss game day has been a tremendous experience. Dancing is one of my most favorite things to do and I get to do it on a stage like this. My favorite part of the day is pre-game. This weekend is a huge game. The season has been up and down but that is part of being a Rebel fan."ż0aMatti has had her younger sister, Maycee, dancing with her on the squad the last two years. Matti continued, "Having Maycee dancing with me has made it just like high school again. We have become much closer. It has been a very special time for both of us."ż0aMaycee is two years younger than Matti. She talked about her experience as a Rebelette, "I never really thought I would be doing this kind this type of stage. But, Matti sealed the deal for me when she became a Rebelette. Matti is my best friend and having her here with me has made this time together extra special. It will not be the same without her next year. This will be a very special day for Matti and I am extremely privileged to be able to share it with her."ż0aMaycee, a sophomore business management major, explained that her favorite part of game day is also pre-game because she is able to interact with the young children.ż0aAmy Love, a junior pre-pharmacy major, recently had her interview for pharmacy school. She will soon find out the results of that interview; however, her immediate focus is gameday, LSU and her best friend, Matti.ż0aLove stated, "Matti and I cheered together at OLA in high school. But, since we have been here at Ole Miss we have grown much closer. We were roommates last year and just being here with her has made my Ole Miss experience better. I have had some some great experiences here but the one I will never forget is my freshman year when I first stepped out on the field in front of the crowd. It takes you by surprise. Today, for Matti, it will be extra special. Next year will be hard without her. She will do just fine with whatever path she takes."ż0aMatti's mother, Connally, commented, "When Matti first came up here, it was like Matt and I had never left. All the feelings came rushing back. Ole Miss and Oxford look different today than when we were in school but the feeling is the same. It was weird to see them dance in the stadium and at the Tad Pad but everything is very traditional at Ole Miss."ż0aShe continued, "it has really been awesome seeing both Matti and Maycee dance together. Today will be special for Matti but she us not ready to finish dancing. Hopefully, she will be able to continue doing it as long as she can. When you love something as much as that and then just have to quit, it is a hard thing to accept. I am very proud of both of them and all that they have accomplished. And, to see them experience what I experienced is very special."ż0aAs Matti, Maycee and Amy all take the field for Senior Day at The Vaught, some special emotions will be exploding inside of Matti. It may be her last dance on the turf at The Vaught, but it won't be her last experience with Ole Miss.ż0aYou see, one never graduates from Ole Miss. The University of Mississippi is the school and presents the diploma. Ole Miss is the fever. And, Matti, Maycee, Amy and Connally all have the fever. The same as all of the Ole Miss faithful doż0aSo, today as you are flipping through TV channels and you come across the LSU/Ole Miss game on CBS, stop and take a look because you just might be able to share in Matti's greatest experience as a senior Rebelette. Go Rebs! And go Matti, Maycee and Amy!ĦautoĦautoĦ5Ħrebelettes_for_web.jpgĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦThe OLA trio of Ole Miss Rebelettes at a Rebel basketball game. From left: Matti Scardino, Amy Love and Maycee Scardino.ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ7Ħ45ĦpmĦ2ĦĦ1ĦĦĦrebelettes_for_web.jpgĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ253ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ300ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2ĦJoseph W. Gex, IIĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2015112010745ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ 9346Ħ1448070434Ħ2Ħ1448070474Ħ2Ħ11Ħ20Ħ2015ĦSELA stops MC in home opener, Ladner enjoys Rock reunionĦ***image1:left***ż0aThe Southeastern Louisiana Lions disposed of the Mississippi College Choctaw 76-69 in the Lions (1-2) home opener on Wednesday, November 18th.ż0aThe Lions never trailed in the game. Former SSC star Daniel Grieves scored the games first points on a 12-foot jumper.ż0aSELA led by as many as 10 three different times in the first half. Former Pass Christian and Gulfport star Dimi Cook led the charge scoring 10 points in the opening half of play.ż0aThe Lions led at intermission 33-25.ż0aIn the second half, the Lions got a boost in backcourt play from Zay Jackson and Josh Gilmore who scored 12 and nine points, respectively. Mike Hawkins added eight points, as well.Ħ***image1:left***ż0aThe Southeastern Louisiana Lions disposed of the Mississippi College Choctaw 76-69 in the Lions (1-2) home opener on Wednesday, November 18th.ż0aThe Lions never trailed in the game. Former SSC star Daniel Grieves scored the games first points on a 12-foot jumper.ż0aSELA led by as many as 10 three different times in the first half. Former Pass Christian and Gulfport star Dimi Cook led the charge scoring 10 points in the opening half of play.ż0aThe Lions led at intermission 33-25.ż0aIn the second half, the Lions got a boost in backcourt play from Zay Jackson and Josh Gilmore who scored 12 and nine points, respectively. Mike Hawkins added eight points, as well.ż0aThe Lions held a 13-point lead 42-29 with 17:06 to play in the game only to see the lead evaporate. That is when Jackson, Filmore and Hawkins came alive to close the game out.ż0aSELA head coach Jay Ladner commented, "I give Mississippi College a lot of credit. We did not have a lot of chemistry tonight. We have made progress since TCU. We have to do a better job. ż0a“We are working on it and it will come. Our backcourt of Zay Jackson and Josh Filmore stepped up their game in the second half. It was good to see those guys take that on. We forced 22 turnovers and had 13 steals tonight. We need to press the ball more."ż0aDaniel Grieves finished with s