97% OF WESTERN EUROPE HAS CHOSEN FLUORIDE-FREE WATER This includes:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy,
Luxembourg, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Sweden,
and Switzerland. (While some European countries add fluoride to salt,
the majority do not.) Thus, rather than mandating fluoride treatment
for the whole population, western Europe allows individuals the right
to choose, or refuse, fluoride.
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.
Kathy Dyess (left) instructs two of her Calligraphy students Abigail Leonard and Teresa Leonard on the written art during her Monday weekly class at Bryan Public Library. The class is one of many taught through the Mississippi University for Women community betterment program. Photo by Bryan Davis
â€śIs there aught a remedy for this neglect of rural life? Let us, at least, yield ourselves to the gratifications of a beautiful dream that there is. In our dream, we have limitless resources, and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our moulding hand. The present educational conventions fade from our minds; and unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive rural folk. We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into philosophers or men of learning or of science.
Our Presidentâ€™s second inauguration and State of the Union address have now come and gone, and it is evident that crucial budget cuts remain a possibility if no further agreements are reached by March 1.
To the left, Suzie Marshall plays keyboards as Susan Moore plays on the Grand Piano at Bryan Public Library on Wednesday. The special Love Song-theme Noontime Tunes, sponsored by the West Point/Clay County Arts Council graced a packed house with melodies. Watch a short video of the duo at www.dailytimesleader.com Photos by Bryan Davis
The Zeta Amicae Auxiliary of West Point made a donation to Dugan Memorial Home for their Country Store. The store is set up for the residents to purchase items with their â€śDugan Dollarsâ€ť which they receive as prizes from bingo and other fun games or they can bid on the items at auctions. Fragrant soaps, decorative candles, flowers, vases, colorful containers, comb and brush sets, dry erase boards, books, hair accessories and many other items were donated by the Amicae. Submitted Photo