Archive - Feb 2013 - Food and Leisure
The West Point Pilot Club recently presented a check to the CCARC to help purchase classroom supplies for the special needs children served by them. Pictured are (from left) Debra Cole Pilot president, Rachel Nichols CCARC teacher, Vivian Haughton CCARC Director, and Carolyn Golson, Pilot member. The Pilot Club promotes awareness of brain related disorders and brain related injuries. Submitted Photo
Birthdays are supposed to be joyous occasions for most, marking another milestone in oneâ€™s life---a celebration with oneâ€™s family and friends for making it to see another year---and are often accompanied with good memories of the past----past birthday parties, past presents, past milestones and accomplishments, etcâ€¦. Not all have fond memories of their birthday, however, as they reflect on past failures or look at another year as just growing older with no hope it seems.
I read a great quote by Maya Angelou recently, â€śBecause of our routines, we forget that life is an ongoing adventureâ€ť. This made me think of one of the most used complaints of all (in a whiny voice), â€śbut I donâ€™t have enough time.........â€ť
The truth is that we control where our time goes. Time is a gift that we so often take for granted. We get caught up in the â€śbusyness of our routinesâ€ť that we rarely stop to take a look at where we are spending (wasting) this precious gift.
When VJ Trolio first met Jonathan Randolph when the now professional golfer was 14 years old, he saw the natural talent Randolph possessed.
He also saw Randolph make common mistakes and face the same adversities all young people eventually face.
Like countless others who have been instructed by Trolio, the game taught Randolph about life and how to achieve the goals he set for himself.
There will be a very important community training seminar in Starkville one week from today.
Attendance from West Pointâ€™s community leaders could lead to a significant impact on poverty and the townâ€™s economy.
â€śBridges out of Povertyâ€ť is an organization that has taught communities that benefits and effectiveness of empowering those in poverty rather than just writing checks to different charities.
Lynn Phillips-Gaines spoke to the West Point Rotary Club last week about the â€śBridgesâ€ť program and the impact it has had on Starkville.
Jeanette Unger was in charge of the Wednesdayâ€™s program at the West Point Civitan Luncheon Club. February is Clergy Month for the Civitan Clubs. She presented Rev. Steve Davis, pastor of 1st Presbyterian Church FPC., and his wife Sharon.
â€śI had a completely different idea of what to talk about when I got here today but the Civitan Creed made me rethink what I wanted to say,â€ť explained Davis. â€śSometimes we just need to be willing to go in the direction we are led. You are one of the few groups who I feel truly are led by the idea of Christian love and service.â€ť
The Girl Scouts of Heart of the South have received their cookies and are ready to deliver to those who placed their orders. Samantha Whiteâ€™s Brownie Troop No. 23156, sold 1,059 boxes of cookies during the 2013 campaign. The Girl Scouts will be at the West Point Walmart Supercenter, Saturday, February 23, with cookies for sale in case anyone didnâ€™t get the opportunity to pre-order their cookies. Pictured are, Donna Reed, Brownie leader Samantha White and Larry Stafford are loading the cookies on a trailer to take them to the Brownies for distribution. Photo by Donna Summerall
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1st Row Zayvion Hairston, Mckenzie Smith, Kanya Hoskins, Kelinda Gordon, Sakyia Henley. 2nd Row Teliria Brown, Gregory Moore, Taylor Tubbs, Grace Smith, Zariah Moore, Alana Haughton, Paulina Lopez Submitted Photo
Sabaxchn Manning, Jane DeSantis, Kenâ€™Najha Drake, Abigail McWilliams, and Caleb Fitzpatrick. Not pictured: Kiley White Submitted Photo