When VJ Trolio first met Jonathan Randolph when the now professional golfer was 14 years old, he saw the natural talent Randolph possessed.
He also saw Randolph make common mistakes and face the same adversities all young people eventually face.
Like countless others who have been instructed by Trolio, the game taught Randolph about life and how to achieve the goals he set for himself.
There will be a very important community training seminar in Starkville one week from today.
Attendance from West Pointâ€™s community leaders could lead to a significant impact on poverty and the townâ€™s economy.
â€śBridges out of Povertyâ€ť 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 â€śBridgesâ€ť program and the impact it has had on Starkville.
Jeanette Unger was in charge of the Wednesdayâ€™s program at the West Point Civitan Luncheon Club. February is Clergy Month for the Civitan Clubs. She presented Rev. Steve Davis, pastor of 1st Presbyterian Church FPC., and his wife Sharon.
â€śI had a completely different idea of what to talk about when I got here today but the Civitan Creed made me rethink what I wanted to say,â€ť explained Davis. â€śSometimes we just need to be willing to go in the direction we are led. You are one of the few groups who I feel truly are led by the idea of Christian love and service.â€ť
The Girl Scouts of Heart of the South have received their cookies and are ready to deliver to those who placed their orders. Samantha Whiteâ€™s Brownie Troop No. 23156, sold 1,059 boxes of cookies during the 2013 campaign. The Girl Scouts will be at the West Point Walmart Supercenter, Saturday, February 23, with cookies for sale in case anyone didnâ€™t get the opportunity to pre-order their cookies. Pictured are, Donna Reed, Brownie leader Samantha White and Larry Stafford are loading the cookies on a trailer to take them to the Brownies for distribution. Photo by Donna Summerall
The Upper Elementary of Oak Hill Academy were well represented in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools District Art Competition. Fourth grader Sidney Pierce took first place in Mixed Media, Brady Boyd took second place in Single Drawing Media and Julia Rea East won second place in Single Drawing Media. Fifth grade Dalton Magers won second place in Mixed Media. First place winner Sidney Pierce will advance to the Overall State Art Competition in Jackson.
Former Mayor and Chairman of the Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority, Kenny Dill, spoke to the Horseshoe Robertson Chapter of the NSDAR during their monthly meeting at the Bryan Public Library Wednesday.
â€śYou really never think about making money from garbage, but the Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority has been doing just that since October of 2011,â€ť explained Dill. â€śWe take garbage and collect the methane gas that is produced and sell it to TVA. They convert the gas to make clean, green electricity.â€ť
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.
â€śI donâ€™t know.â€ť
â€śYouâ€™re going to have to major in something.â€ť
â€śI donâ€™t know what I want to do. I donâ€™t want to have to take a bunch of math.â€ť
â€śYou have to have math.â€ť