Archive - Jan 2013 - Food and Leisure
West Point Green Wave basketball head coach Brad Cox asked his senior basketball players to select a West Point High School teacher that had made an impact in their life. The teachers selected by the players wore the jersey of that player on Friday during the school day and were recognized during halftime of the district home game against Oxford Friday night January 25.
Elliot Hutchins holds up the first cans from the first load delivered to the Daily Times Leader on Saturday. The canned goods will go to the Project Homestead Food Pantry which feeds over 800 people in Clay County each month. Elliot asked that canned goods be donated this year instead of presents for his seventh birthday. Cans can be dropped off at a number of locations, including the Daily Times Leader. Photo by Bryan Davis
Right now, we as a nation are 16 trillion dollars in debt, the current administration has not submitted a budget since it took over in 2010, there is no job creation, gas is over $3 a gallon and continuing to rise and everyoneâ€™s taxes just went up to support a presidential mandate that nobody wanted. The main thing that seems to be bothering the media is....Beyonce was lip syncing when she sang at the inauguration. Really people? Really?
When Wayne and Loretta Vice said goodbye to their friends of 41 years Sherree and Carl Harris after a New Yearâ€™s visit in 2011, they had no idea it was the last time they would see Carl alive.
On January 26, 2011, the dedicated husband and Air Force veteran suffered a massive heart attack and died.
It was sudden, and the pain is still with all of the friends and family he left behind.
â€śI still miss him today,â€ť Wayne Vice said in a phone interview from Louisiana on Friday. â€śMy kids still miss him. They probably loved him as much as we did. Heâ€™s still here in our minds.â€ť
Archie Anderson â€śArchâ€™ Murray never got the chance to enter the race for West Point mayor like he wanted to in 1968.
He passed away on May 25 of that year, but his legacy of commitment to his employees at Babcock and Wilcox Company and to the the West Point/Clay County community make Murray a strong nominee for the West Point Hall of Fame.
Murray will join the HOF posthumously on Thursday night, along with Kyle Chandler III, who remains a vital part of this community.
We are living in a time today that may be described as fast and furious. We eat at fast food restaurants, pay for our groceries in express lanes, have our vehicles serviced at jiffy lubes and get advances on our paychecks at quick cash.
Our fast paced lifestyles have given birth to such names as Stop & Go, Fastbreak, Fastlane, Rapid refund, Quick Keys and B-Quick. Everything we do now is so urgent that it must be done faster than right now.
Rachel Herndon (left) of Oak Hill Academy and Josh Tucker of West Point High School are presented with awards for being the West Point Rotary Clubâ€™s Students of the Month. Photo by Bryan Davis
Before Steve Brown went to work for Community Hospice in the organizationâ€™s marketing department, he thought what many think when they hear the name.
That is that much of what Hospice does has to do with death.
Since going to work at the organization and also seeing what it has done for his own stepfather, Brown sees Hospice in a completely different light.
â€śItâ€™s really about life, not death,â€ť Brown said to the West Point Rotary Club on Thursday.
If Elliott Hutchins gets his birthday wish, there will be a lot of hungry people fed in Clay County from now until March.
The Church Hill Elementary First Grade student will turn 7 on February 8, and he recently told his mother, Felecia Finley, something a lot of parents do not hear.
â€śHe told me he did not want any birthday presents this year,â€ť Finley said. â€śHe wants people to donate canned goods for the hungry instead.â€ť
Hutchins says that his inspiration came from commercials he saw on the Disney Channel.
Demontra Ewing dreams of being a radiologist one day.
Besides playing basketball for West Point High School, Shamaya Lyles has her sights set on being an OBGYN.
Just about everyone in Darlene Blaylockâ€™s freshman Health Science class at the West Point School Districtâ€™s Career and Technology Center wants to enter the healthcare industry in one capacity or another.
Who can blame them?
A degree in radiology alone can fetch six figures at the right healthcare facility. Doctors stand to make even better money over the course of a lifetime.