Archive - Food and Leisure
February 9th, 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 brotherâ€™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.
Several months ago I shared the angst of getting twin 15 year olds their learners permits. One of my lifeâ€™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 donâ€™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.
The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club warmly welcomed former Chancery Clerk, Robbie Robinson to speak at Wednesdayâ€™s meeting. Robinson was the special guest of Rev. Kelly Unger. Unger shared a bit of early history by telling a story about how his father, Rev. Unger, married the parents of Robbie Robinson. February is Clergy month and Robinson wanted to share a true story of World War II. He is a great lover of history and especially the time during the second world war.
Every 23 seconds a student drops out of school. The group with Go Hard Mississippi, a drop out preventative program want to change that, at least in Mississippi schools. Aldric Beal of Newton, and a graduate of Newton High School, has been with the program for two years and wants to get teens excited about staying in school.
â€śWe want to interact with the kids and have fun,â€ť said Beal. â€śWe try to throw in a few life lessons and hope the message will stick with them. They need to stay in school and prepare for their future. I hope a few of them get that.â€ť
It is often said that â€śchildren are our most valuable resources.â€ť
If that is coming out of a parentâ€™s mouth, it is probably meant with the best of intentions.
If those are the words of a politician or a political change agent, the meaning is likely entirely different.
While parents naturally see children as the next in line to take up the torch for the previous generation, politicians view kids as nothing more than human resources or pawns.
District 36 candidate Jimmy Davidson lays out his plans for the area at the Legislative Breakfast on Monday. Check out www.dailytimesleader.com for a video snippet of his speech. Photo by Bryan Davis
Mark your calendars for Friday, May 10, 2013, at 6 p.m. This is the night for Clay Countyâ€™s Relay for Life. Teams are needed for the yearly fundraiser to help battle cancer. Your team can raise funds any way they like, there are salad lunches, bake sales, hamburger cookouts, jails with the â€śbondâ€ť going to Relay for Life or any fun idea that raises money and awareness.
Special to the
Daily Times Leader
Judy Tyler Trenary recently graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, earning a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree. She is a 1988 graduate of West Point High School, and earned a diploma from the nursing program at EMCC. She obtained her Associate and Bachelor degrees from Mississippi University for Women, and a Master of Science in Nursing degree from UAB. Dr. Trenary is the daughter of Robert and Nina Tyler of West Point, and is married to Chuck Trenary of Columbus.
The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., along with the Bryan Public Library are thrilled to announce the artistic inspirations of Danielle Camp are now on display at the library for Black History Month. The â€śBreaking Outâ€ť exhibit is a wonderful showing of several different styles of painting from the imagination of one artist.