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Old Waverly golf instructor giving kids lessons for life

February 21, 2013

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.

Still time to sign up for “Bridges out of Poverty” class

February 20, 2013

There will be a very important community training seminar in Starkville one week from today.
Attendance from West Point’s community leaders could lead to a significant impact on poverty and the town’s economy.
“Bridges out of Poverty” 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 “Bridges” program and the impact it has had on Starkville.

Davis speaks during Clergy Week

February 20, 2013

Jeanette Unger was in charge of the Wednesday’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.
“I 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,” explained Davis. “Sometimes 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.”

Mmm, cooooookies! Girl Scout cookies are here

February 20, 2013

The Girl Scouts of Heart of the South have received their cookies and are ready to deliver to those who placed their orders. Samantha White’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 didn’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

“Kane” to premier at the Ritz March 7

February 19, 2013

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East Side Kindergarten January Students of the Month

February 19, 2013

1st Row Zayvion Hairston, Mckenzie Smith, Kanya Hoskins, Kelinda Gordon, Sakyia Henley. 2nd Row Teliria Brown, Gregory Moore, Taylor Tubbs, Grace Smith, Zariah Moore, Alana Haughton, Paulina Lopez Submitted Photo

East Side Pre-K Students of the Month (January)

February 19, 2013

Sabaxchn Manning, Jane DeSantis, Ken’Najha Drake, Abigail McWilliams, and Caleb Fitzpatrick. Not pictured: Kiley White Submitted Photo

OHA art winners congratulated

February 18, 2013

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.

Dill speaks to NSDAR about harvesting methane from trash

February 16, 2013

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.
“You 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,” explained Dill. “We take garbage and collect the methane gas that is produced and sell it to TVA. They convert the gas to make clean, green electricity.”

Summerall: Young and stupid

February 16, 2013

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.
“I don’t know.”
“You’re going to have to major in something.”
“I don’t know what I want to do. I don’t want to have to take a bunch of math.”
“You have to have math.”

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