Hight to celebrate 100 years

From staff reports


A proud Winston County woman will be celebrating a century of life this month.

Juanita McCown Hight will turn 100-years-old Aug. 26.

She was born in Winston County near Plattsburg, and is a 1934 graduate of the Mississippi University for Women with a bachelor of science in Home Economics. Hight began her career path as a teacher but her marriage to William H. Hight in 1940 changed her home life and career.

The Hight family owned the Winston County Journal and when her husband took over the newspaper in 1943, she quickly became a hardworking presswoman helping with all the duties of a newspaper.

Hight also was very involved with the First Baptist Church and establishing its education building and church media ministry.

She and William Hight were married 42 years when he passed away in 1982.

She is the oldest person in her family and her family invites friends and family to attend a celebration for her 100th Birthday at First Baptist Church in Louisville on Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. The family requests no gifts please just well wishes.