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"Wyncie is the most beautiful, delightful young lady you'd ever want to meet," says Bethel Baptist Church Senior Pastor Dr. Alec Cort.
3 years old, a charming brunette, Wyncie Bouge clings to life at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, as her mother Megan undergoes surgery. According to Springfield Police, Megan was driving her mother and 2 children, 3 year old Wyncie and 2 week old Emmett, home from dinner, when another driver, Mandricus Darden, crossed the 5-lane highway and crashed into them head-on. It all happened around 7:30pm on Highway 41 where Springfield meets Greenbrier. Megan's husband Brandon had just returned to work from paternity leave.
"The question why," says Cort. "Why her? Why now? Why such a young beautiful family, and such a family who is strong in their faith? As a pastor, I don't have an answer to the question of why?"
Dr. Cort is among the church family rallying around the Bouge's. Megan's mother died shortly after the crash. Megan has undergone surgery for a torn diaphragm and 2 broken legs. Her 2 week old baby, Emmett, has non-life-threatening injuries. Mr. Bogue is said to have maintained his faith through it all.
"He has been a source of strength and a wonderful encouragement for us all," says Dr. Cort.
Dr. Cort says their faith community is trusting that this tragedy will turn to triumph, regardless of Wyncie's chance of survival.
"We are praying for a miracle for little Wyncie," says Dr. Cort. "Doctors have told us her mortality rate is 100%. She is not expected to survive. In times like that, all you can do is ask God for a miracle."
Brandon and Megan Bouge will likely be out of work for quite some time as their family recovers. Friends have created a fund to help with medical and living expenses. You can donate at any Regions Bank during normal business hours to the "Bogue Family Assistance Fund".
Tuesday, January 29 2013, 07:51 PM CST
Miss. chooses new firm to run Woodville prison
May 18, 2013 20:50 GMT
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have picked a new company to run the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Utah-based Management and Training Corp. announced Friday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has chosen it to run the 1,000-bed prison starting July 1, the Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/10MvOGv).
Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., had run the prison since 1998. MTC says it will keep "the vast majority" of employees.
MTC will get a five-year contract to run the prison with two one-year options. Last year, officials chose MTC to take over East Mississippi Correctional Facility, the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility and the Marshall County Correctional Facility from the GEO Group. MTC won 10-year contracts for each.
CCA still runs the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility and the Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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