Featured photo . . . Election-day soup sale benefits Mission

STARKVILLE – The Father John P. Egan Council 6765 of Starkville St. Joseph Parish held an unusual election day fund-raiser. Council members prepared and sold “Senate Bean Soup” to provide funding for The Mission in West Point. The soup has been served in the U.S. Senate for decades. A member of the council knows someone with a recipe so they thought it would be the perfect meal to offer on election day. The Mission is a non-denominational Christian community outreach program offering a Christ-centered eight-principle, 12-step recovery program as well as a 20-bed men’s transitional living center. More than $1,000 was raised in donations and sales. (Photo by Chuck Bailey, DGK)