Archive - Food and Leisure
January 22nd, 2013
Happy New Year everyone! Since itâs January, this is the time that I typically start talking about setting goals for the year: all the things you want to do, be, have in 2013. While I would still encourage you to set do, be, have goals and I do every year myself, this year we will take a different approach by looking at the most important area of our lives: personal relationships.
The students of Central School in Amy Hazzardâs fifth grade math classes made a project of collecting 100 cans for the 100th day of school. The non-perishable items will go to Project Homesteadâs Food Pantry. It was a great way to use real-world math skills and benefit our community. Pictured are, kneeling (from left) Kailey Moore, Kitty Elliott, Hannah Klutts, Simone Cahoune, Kametra Gandy. Back row (from left) Jamarquez Darden, Marques Gardner, Deontae Brooks, Jylon Bluett, Krystian Bennett, Gray Berry and Tyler Smith. Photo by Donna Summerall
Central Stage was on fire with local talent during Mondayâs tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Above, audience members stand during a performance by the Angels in Motion Mime Team from Greenwood M.B. Church. Photo by Bryan Davis
A premier group of Mississippi College students were recently honored for their campus leadership, scholastic excellence and community service.Â Sixty-seven students out of the 600 eligible were inducted from the Clinton campus into Whoâs Who Among Students at American Colleges and Universities.Â
Heather Pogue and Paul Gregory Smith were united in marriage July 14, 2012, at a 2 p.m. ceremony at First Baptist Church of West Point with Bro. Chip Stevens officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Darrell and Delisa Pogue. She was given in marriage by her father, Darrell Pogue. Her bridal gown was by Maggie Sottero, a fit and flare lace bridal gown with halter neckline and key hole back. It was embellished lace on tulle with crystals over satin. She carried a bouquet of orange roses, orange calla lilies, hypericum and green spider mums.
Mickey and Katie Lewis of West Point, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Marshall Drake Lewis, December 5, 2012, at 3:25 p.m. at Oktibbeha County Hospital Regional Medical Center in Starkville. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 21 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Randy and Joann Simmons of West Point.
Paternal grandparents are David and Janie Lewis of Sulligent Ala., and the late Pamela Lewis.
Great-grandparents are Bill and Hilda Faulkner of West Point, Bill and Earline Simmons of West Point and Rene Gainey of Forrest.
An issue of âHarperâs Weeklyâ once depicted Ulysses S. Grant as a bulldog. President Abraham Lincoln is quoted as ordering Grant âhold on with a bull-dog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.â
Today, Mississippi State University stands as the home of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, and John F. Marszalek, Ph.D spoke to the West Point Rotary Club on Thursday about the ironic journey the archives took from Southern Illinois University to MSU in 2008.
âIt was fate,â Marszalek quipped regarding the above quote and political cartoon.
Church Hill Elementary Principal (back) Cindy Donahoo stands with this monthâs Rotary Club Readers of the Month First Grade student Syndee Johnson (front left) and Second Grade student Kendyl Watson during the clubâs meeting on Thursday. Photo by Bryan Davis
Early Childhood Educations reforms are currently being pushed at the state level, in attempts to raise education standards and help students read at grade level throughout their time in Mississippi public schools.
The lack of sound reading skills has been touted as a top reason for high dropout rates and low probabilities of success for many students leaving schools after 12 years in this state.
âNoontime Music at the Libraryâ comes just as advertised on Wednesday at the Bryan Public Library. Above, Justin Estes plays Chopinâs âNocturne Oneâ on the Grand Piano donated to the library by Music Coterie. The West Point/Clay County Arts Council event drew a full room to hear the hour of relaxing classical numbers. Photo by Bryan Davis