Archive - Food and Leisure
February 16th, 2013
I have often wondered who decided that kids who graduate high school at 17 or 18 years old have enough sense to make decisions that impact the rest of their lives. I know when I was young, I was stupid. Young and stupid, two words that are synonymous. Case in point, ask a kid in high school what they want to study in college.
âI donât know.â
âYouâre going to have to major in something.â
âI donât know what I want to do. I donât want to have to take a bunch of math.â
âYou have to have math.â
97% OF WESTERN EUROPE HAS CHOSEN FLUORIDE-FREE WATER This includes:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy,
Luxembourg, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Sweden,
and Switzerland. (While some European countries add fluoride to salt,
the majority do not.) Thus, rather than mandating fluoride treatment
for the whole population, western Europe allows individuals the right
to choose, or refuse, fluoride.
There will be a very important community training seminar in Starkville one week from today.
Attendance from West Pointâs community leaders could lead to a significant impact on poverty and the townâs economy.
âBridges out of Povertyâ 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 âBridgesâ program and the impact it has had on Starkville.
Friends of the Library held their fourth Valentine Bake Sale at the Bryan Public Library Thursday. Goodies galore, cakes pies, cookies, brownies and all sorts of sweet treats were for sale.
Kathy Dyess (left) instructs two of her Calligraphy students Abigail Leonard and Teresa Leonard on the written art during her Monday weekly class at Bryan Public Library. The class is one of many taught through the Mississippi University for Women community betterment program. Photo by Bryan Davis
After trying to upload the video of Noontime Tunes repeated times, it appears that the website is just not going to take the video. We apologize for the glitch and hope it is corrected soon.
âIs there aught a remedy for this neglect of rural life? Let us, at least, yield ourselves to the gratifications of a beautiful dream that there is. In our dream, we have limitless resources, and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our moulding hand. The present educational conventions fade from our minds; and unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive rural folk. We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into philosophers or men of learning or of science.
Our Presidentâs 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.
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