Archive - Food and Leisure
March 8th, 2013
By Bryan Davis
Daily Times Leader
Ticket buyers lined the stairway inside the Ritz Theater on Thursday night, as the standing room only crowd that paid to see the premier of Michael Williamsâ€™ â€śKaneâ€ť watched the film, not a one disappointed.
Former longtime West Point residents James Lewis and Bennie Faye Keller, celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary in their home in Collinsville, March 7, with family and friends. Captain Keller retired from the Mississippi Army National Guard in West Point, after more than 22 years of service and can also be remembered from Keller Construction Company, which he ran for many years in the local area. Most West Point residents should still remember Bennie Faye Keller for her more than 47 years of work at the Bryan Public Library where she retired as the longest working employee to date.
A few weeks back, we discussed how thousands of jobs, mostly those in the areas of defense and military, would be cut as of March 1 if no deal was reached to avoid the cuts.
Last Friday, these cuts went into effect and were signed into law by our President. Nearly $1.2 trillion dollars of cuts----over 750,000 jobs----all cut over night. Not only were defense employees, budgets, and the military cut back, but so also were thousands of dollars in grant programs, which will affect many of our colleges and universities across the nation.
A Minimum wage increase â€“ as announced in his State of the Union two weeks ago, our President believes that an increase in the minimum wage, from the current $7.25 an hour, to a whopping $9.00 an hour, will make everything better in our world.
West Point Mayoral candidate Robbie Robinson hosted a grand opening for his campaign headquarters located on East Main Street Monday night. Above, Robinson speaks with Kyle Chandler III and Steve McKinney at the headquarters on Monday. Photo by Bryan Davis
The West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter has nine of these adorable, five week old puppies ready for adoption. Come by the WPCCAS Tuesday â€“ Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - noon or call 524-4430.
I have not been watching Major League Baseball as long as some folks who are around.
That is when you put it into perspective.
Iâ€™ve been watching it die-hard since the 1990s, and that seems like a long time to me.
However, there are those who around who remember the Braves when they were in Milwaukee, and there are those who remember a respectable Mets franchise; well maybe we wonâ€™t go that far.
The point is that during my life, and during my baseball fandom, there are teams that I have never seen in October.
Jose Arellano and daughter Ruby Arellano look over the local art at the EMCC art display.
I have to be totally honest and say that sometimes Iâ€™m at a loss for something to do. It doesnâ€™t happen often, or not often enough. This week was not one. I spent almost every morning at the high school taking pictures of the kids for the anti-bullying campaign. I thought it was a great way to make kids think about how they treat one another. I was very pleased that Principal Mario Willis asked me to come and was so gracious in helping me find the right kids. I had a good time with students.