Thursday night's 87th Annual West Point Banquet, hosted by the Growth Alliance, was full of recognition of West Point citizens.
Archie "Arch" Murray and Kyle Chandler IV were both inducted into the West Point Hall of Fame.
The top honoree of the night, however, was Lisa Klutts, who took home the Citizen of the Year award, presented by Cynthia Wilson, Director of the Growth Alliance.
More on this story, along with pictures and other awards will appear in Sunday's edition of the Daily Times Leader.
The West Point Green Wave will play their final regular-season home game tonight against the Saltillo Tigers. Not only is tonightâ€™s game the last home game, it will also be senior night for the Green Wave.
The West Point basketball team will recognize five seniors for their involvement on the team. The five players being honored are Peair Howard, Lyndon Johnson, Emmanuel Moore, Justin Hosey, and Jamar Nance.
Though the Raiders are out of district play until next week, head coach Brian Middleton and his Oak Hill team is setting to tune up against Carroll Academy.
On Tuesday night, the Raiders took a gritty road win over Lamar School 42-39 as they were looking to bounce back after two weekend losses against North Delta and Canton Academy. It was a tough, well-earned win as Oak Hill needed a pick up before the start of district tournament.
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.