Archive - Jan 2013 - Food and Leisure
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
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
Southen Ionics introduced several new employees to the West Point Corporate Office over the past weeks.
Diana Lowrimore moved to West Point at an early age; was home schooled and continued her education and received an Associates Degree in Electronic Technology from EMCC. She enjoys playing the piano and singing at her church. She and her husband Drew, make their home in West Point. She was previously employed with SiTel of Starkville. She is now Purchasing Coordinator for Southern Ionics.
The Menâ€™s Fifth Sunday Bible Class honored the late Norman Armstrong at the Bryan Public Library Friday afternoon. Men from the First Christian, First Presbyterian, First Methodist and First Episcopal Churches meet together on the fifth Sunday to study Godâ€™s word. The group began over 60 years ago. They have formed a benevolent society of which Armstrong was the treasurer. He was diligent in being a good steward and making sure that the gift was going to someone who was truly suffering a hardship. He is deeply mourned and missed by the West Point Community.
Guardsmen Corey Weaver and Matt Thompson get a juicy steak put on their plate by Cattlemenâ€™s Association cook Tracy Lofton on Saturday. The Cattlemenâ€™s Association fed members of the local National Guard troop who were stationed in Afghanistan until their return home in September. More pictures from the cookout are on page 3. Photo by Bryan Davis