Archive - 2013
Are you a planner? Remember how people prepared for Y2K, the beginning of the millennium year 2000. Computers had been representing the year with only two digits instead of four digits which could cause the computer systems to interpret 00 as 1900 instead of 2000. This would mess up all major industries including utilities, banking, manufacturing, telecom, and airlines. While companies spent billions of dollars preparing their systems, some people built shelters and others stocked imperishable food items, plus batteries and oil for lamps, and other things considered essential for survival.
There is nothing that makes us get in a bigger hurry than when trouble gets on our trail. Trouble has a way of making us freak out. Trouble can even make us give up on life. Thatâ€™s one of the reasons Satan uses trouble to break us down.
Iâ€™m trying to get you to see that trouble has a way of finding us but GOD has a way of redeeming us. Trouble has a way of trapping us but GOD has a way of the saving us. You can run but you canâ€™t hide from trouble. It has your name. Trouble has your number.
The Raider Rhythm, a musical group from Oak Hill Academyâ€™s third, fourth and fifth grades performs a pop standard for the West Point Rotary Club on Thursday. The group was there as a guest of Rotarian Yandall Harris, OHAâ€™s Headmaster. Photo by Bryan Davis
Imagine just how much wear and tear your vehicle would suffer if it was driven almost nonstop every single day of the week. Now ask yourself about how much you would be out of pocket in maintenance expenses trying to keep that car in operation.
Luckily most folks donâ€™t have to worry about such a thing, but every few years law enforcement administrators find themselves having to replace many police cruisers that suffer damage from being on the road 24 hours a day.
The Clay County Board of Supervisors welcomed Starkville native Robert Parker this week as Clay Countyâ€™s new volunteer fire services coordinator, who will be charged with overseeing each of the countyâ€™s seven volunteer fire departments.
Oak Hill Academy Counselor Francis Dawkins says that when the state backed off raising the number of credits required for graduation in English, Math, Science and Social Studies, OHA did no such thing.
In fact, the West Point academy raised its standards to above the national average for credits required for graduation.
â€śStudents need that in order to be successful in college,â€ť Dawkins said on Thursday morning. â€śThey need to be pushed because thatâ€™s whatâ€™s going to happen in college.â€ť
Deluded though I am, I fancy myself a master at concealing my imperfections to achieve the illusion that Iâ€™ve got my act together. Ha. Like people donâ€™t know I draw on my eyebrows every morning before I go out to pick up the paper.
Sometimes my efforts at innocent subterfuge come back to bite me. I had a leak in my refrigerator which caused an angry dark stain on my hardwood floor about five inches long and two inches wide. I called Mr. Fixit guy and he came out and â€śfixed it.â€ť To hide the stain I bought an attractive rug runner and placed it over the imperfection. Problem solved, sort of.
Pfc. Antonio R. Fenton graduated AIT. December 18, at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. The Applied Industrial Technology training in Human Resources has prepared Fenton to continue his career path in the United States Army. He is a 2008 graduate of West Point High School and holds an Associates Degree in Business from Rust College. He is the son of Jim Fenton of West Point and the grandson of Janie Fenton of West Point and the late John Fenton. Submitted Photo
Fifth Street Junior Highâ€™s Students of the Month of December are Jordan Perry-Barracudas, Alvin Carter-Dolphins, Kennie Hicks-Earthquakes, Brianna Nolden-Tsunamis and Tinsley Banks-Sharks. Submitted Photo
After an 81-35 loss in district against Oxford on Friday night, the West Point Lady Wave used the past couple of days for reflection and cleaning up mistakes. On Sunday afternoon, head coach Kendall Pickens and the Lady Wave attended the Mississippi State-Ole Miss womenâ€™s basketball game and took in the collegiate action taking away valuable lessons to apply to their individual and team play.
Tuesday night West Point played absolutely great and gave the New Hope Lady Trojans everything and more.