Archive - Food and Leisure
March 13th, 2013
Local students are donating their time at the West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter. Taking care of puppies is a big job and Ramsey Claire Robinson, Nadia Flowers, Brittany Thomas and Abigail Turner are helping socialize and cleaning up after the five remaining puppies from a litter of nine. The puppies are ready for adoption at the shelter. Photo by Donna Summerall
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City Hall representative Justin Estes presents the Girl Scouts Heart of the South of Clay County with a proclamation announcing this week as National Girl Scouts Week. The Girl Scouts had their 101 birthday, March 12. The scouts cleaned the hut behind Central School, which was generously made available to the girl scouts for their meetings by the West Point School District. After cleaning, the girls made crafts and had cupcakes to celebrate 101 years of Girl Scouting. If you missed out last month, Girl Scout cookies are still available.
In a recent visit to East Side Pre-K, members of the West Point Pilot Club and Prestage Farms, gave students an opportunity to choose a book to take home. These Bright Horizon Partners have teamed up to encourage reading by distributing books to each student at East Side Pre-K. Pictured (from left) Kaitlyn Vance, Kathy Montgomery, Trevion Cummings, Debra Cole, MaKenzie Brown, Holly Hitt, Ethan Sappington, Janice Brasfield, Carolyn Golson, and Kylie White. Submitted Photo
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.