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December 5th

Merry Christmas from the 223rd

December 5, 2012

LTC Michael N. Cleveland led the 223rd on hopefully its last mission of the year Monday night. The West Point Engineer Battalion served as the Grand Marshall for the West Point Christmas parade. Above, soldiers of the 223rd wave to parade onlookers from a giant military vehicle on Commerce Street. More on Page 6. Photo by Bryan Davis

December 3rd

4-County pre-pay plan may revolutionize how families budget their energy usage

December 3, 2012

4-County Electric is offering its customers a number of unique options for payments these days.
These new payment methods are not only convenient for many customers who are currently using them, but they may help clients reduce long-term energy usage and lower the cost of electricity each month.
On Monday morning, 4-County held a press conference in its Columbus office announcing the full implementation of services that have been in the pilot stage since October.

City crews go above and beyond to make Christmas special

December 3, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, commuters in downtown West Point drove down Main Street and Commerce Street to the pleasant surprise of Christmas lights and decorations.
Crews for the West Point Water and Light and the entire city electric department worked tireless hours and in a quick manner to get the decorations up for city residents.
A few days later, the crews were taking children of the community up in the city’s bucket trucks to allow them to place ornaments on the community’s Christmas tree at Sally Kate Winters Park.

West Point at the movies

December 3, 2012

Another movie crew is on hand in West Point, this time filming scenes for an upcoming documentary about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The title of the film will be “Diverge.” Pictured is Director Chris Garmer talking to some of the actors/soldiers before filming a scene at the old Mary Holmes College campus on Saturday morning. Photos by Bryan Davis

Guzman raises awareness for non-profit group

December 3, 2012

Patrons of Pizza Inn last Wednesday night were greeted by high school students from the community who worked for tips to support a cause that is helping to prevent suicide.
“To write love on her arms” is a non-profit movement dedicated to “presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self injury and suicide.”

OHA boys fall short on the road

December 3, 2012

Sometimes it’s the little things that do the most damage. That was certainly the case Thursday night for the Oak Hill Raiders in a 44-41 loss to Kirk Academy. Turnovers and free-throw shooting plagued the young team in a contest with plenty of opportunities to pull out the win. The Raiders gave the ball away 22 times, while only shooting 15-30 from the charity stripe.

Oak Hill girls win second straight road game

December 3, 2012

Two nights after a blowout win over Heritage, Oak Hill hit the road again for a tough battle against Kirk Academy. In a 52-40 win for the Lady Raiders, the game was never decided until the very end. Despite a dismal first half, Stan Hughey’s squad never let the game slip out of reach and finally took the driver’s seat on their way to a solid victory against a very competitive team.

December 1st

Coming up this week in the Daily Times Leader

December 1, 2012

There's a lot coming up this week in the Daily Times Leader. Here's a peak:

-State Senator Bennie Turner laid to rest in West Point
-McClendon raises questions over sewer permits
-West Point High School junior raising money, awareness for victims of depression
-4-County announces new pre-pay plan
-West Point, Hebron and Oak Hill basketball teams turn up the heat before holidays
-Upward Basketball evaluations at West End

-Plus all of the late and breaking news in Clay County and West Point

Summerall: Musing on St. Nick

December 1, 2012

When I was small I was terrified of Santa Claus. I refused to go anywhere near him at the stores, even though he usually tried to entice children to sit on his lap with a candy cane.
I’m grown now and the more I think about it, the shadier this Santa character gets. First of all, little kids are told to never talk to strangers. There is no mention of unless he has a long white beard and a red suit. We were also told to never take candy from strangers. This Santa guy always has has candy and seems to defy all the rules in order to get little kids to sit on his lap. Hmmmmm.

The Elegant B: Center of attention

December 1, 2012

A beautiful table setting is not complete without a centerpiece. It’s like the topping of a cake. For the Christmas season everyone wants something glitzy and different. One of my most popular items I sale during the Christmas season are Cone Trees. Many people use them as centerpieces on their table. The cone trees can be easily accented with vases filled with ornaments or either two small floral arrangements.

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