Archive - Feb 12, 2013 - Food and Leisure
The Zeta Amicae Auxiliary of West Point made a donation to Dugan Memorial Home for their Country Store. The store is set up for the residents to purchase items with their â€śDugan Dollarsâ€ť which they receive as prizes from bingo and other fun games or they can bid on the items at auctions. Fragrant soaps, decorative candles, flowers, vases, colorful containers, comb and brush sets, dry erase boards, books, hair accessories and many other items were donated by the Amicae. Submitted Photo
Oak Hill Academy students of the month for February, include the following, Standing (from left): Austin Jennings, Collins Trolio, Wells Williams, Allie Comer, Brooklyn Oâ€™Conner. Kneeling (from left): Bailey Boggan, Noah Brand, Avery Mathis. Submitted Photo
First United Methodist Child Development Center teacher Anneishia Bobo holds hands with students (from right) Lillie Davis, Lilah Blakeney, Audrey Anna McVay, Hatcher Cunningham and Hannah Miller during Tuesday morningâ€™s Mardis Gras Parade on Commerce Street. Photo by Bryan Davis
â€śThese are the times that try menâ€™s souls.....â€ť
These words by Thomas Paine so many years ago continue to echo true to this day. Although we are not today engaged in a fight for our nationâ€™s independence from a foreign power or on the brink of possible military defeat as we were when Paine wrote these words over 200 years ago, we still, nevertheless, today face many obstacles as a nation and as a people that continue to â€śtry our souls.â€ť
â€śIf education is beaten by training, civilization dies.â€ť C. S. Lewis
The fight at the Mississippi state capitol this legislative session has been the battle between the establishment progressive education system and the â€śeducation reformâ€ť laws that have been touted as the free-market answer to failing school districts.
Behind the political war, there is a greater battle that involves the minds and very souls of the children our lawmakers claim to be fighting for.
This is a war between education and training.
Mardi Gras is in full swing with its parades, beads, floats, king cakes and everything decked in purple and gold. The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation is having a pancake supper to celebrate Shrove or Fat Tuesday, February 12, at 6 p.m..