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February 13th

Will Walker: Budget cuts loom, military beware

February 13, 2013

Our President’s second inauguration and State of the Union address have now come and gone, and it is evident that crucial budget cuts remain a possibility if no further agreements are reached by March 1.

Noontime Tunes at Bryan

February 13, 2013

To the left, Suzie Marshall plays keyboards as Susan Moore plays on the Grand Piano at Bryan Public Library on Wednesday. The special Love Song-theme Noontime Tunes, sponsored by the West Point/Clay County Arts Council graced a packed house with melodies. Watch a short video of the duo at www.dailytimesleader.com Photos by Bryan Davis

February 12th

Zeta Amicae makes donation to Dugan

February 12, 2013

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 “Dugan Dollars” 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

OHA announces Students of the Month

February 12, 2013

Oak Hill Academy students of the month for February, include the following, Standing (from left): Austin Jennings, Collins Trolio, Wells Williams, Allie Comer, Brooklyn O’Conner. Kneeling (from left): Bailey Boggan, Noah Brand, Avery Mathis. Submitted Photo

Kids march to the beat of Mardi Gras

February 12, 2013

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 morning’s Mardis Gras Parade on Commerce Street. Photo by Bryan Davis

Walker joins DTL family

February 12, 2013

“These are the times that try men’s souls.....”
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 nation’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 “try our souls.”

Children are not resources

February 12, 2013

“If education is beaten by training, civilization dies.” 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 “education reform” 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.

Episcopal church flipping for Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

February 12, 2013

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..

February 9th

Bush reform policies could save Marlins

February 9, 2013

Reports are surfacing that former Florida Governor Jeb Bush attempted to purchase the Miami Marlins from Jeff Loria.
I for one feel like this change could have made a real difference in Miami and the game of baseball.
Gov. Bush, a potential 2016 presidential candidate knows from his own brother’s experience that the path to the White House goes directly through a disheveled Major League Baseball team.
If Gov. Bush could have taken over this shambled franchise, he could have incorporated many of his education reform policies to bring the team up higher than its current F-Grade.

Summerall: Being driven insane

February 9, 2013

Several months ago I shared the angst of getting twin 15 year olds their learners permits. One of my life’s great regrets..They are sneaking up on their 16th birthday in March. 16 is the magic age for an intermediate license. It was not supposed to come this soon. Kenny keeps telling them they are only ten but I don’t think they are buying it.
Now, they want to drive. In town. On the streets where other cars are. This is not good. I abdicated teaching them to drive to Kenny. They scare me.

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