Wednesday, 05 September 2012 12:42
Do you have a small corner where your readers can express the positives they've encountered? It could be something during an ordinary day that made it extraordinary, during a difficult time when the encounter uplifted and encouraged, or just an insignificant gesture that brightened a dreary day?
My shout out would go to Oneida Baptist Institute cooks. I recently fractured my foot, had it immobilized in a cast, and was ordered to avoid weight bearing. Subsequently, I walked on one leg and wobbled on crutches for four weeks. That rendered me hand-less at the bathroom door, exit and entrance doors, and even at the cafeteria food line. OBI cooks learned my work schedule and held hydraulic doors, ladled food, carted away empty trays and beverage glasses, carried my folders, and even volunteered to carry out garbage and mop my kitchen floor. Some days they simply slowed down and walked alongside to keep me steady. It has been a difficult four weeks, but their acts of kindness has been a constant ray of sunshine. They were my temporary angels, and hopefully, my lifetime friends. They rock!!
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 12:41
I’m writing in response to an article published in the Wednesday, August 22nd paper about Jimbo Lyttle. Jimbo would have been my father-in-law this coming November, although he already was in my mind. When I first read your article, I wanted to write a letter chastising you and your staff for the complete inappropriateness of such an article, to write such horrible things about a man who is not here to defend himself and to attack a family that has already been through so much is unbelievable in my mind. But then I decided that your actions by putting the article in the paper spoke volumes louder about the lack of morals and general lack of sense than any letter that I could ever write. So I will let your actions speak for themselves, and I instead would like to write a letter inspired by a verse.
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” –Ephesians 4:29
After seeing this I thought, wow, what if everyone only spoke in a way that would help others, or build other up. So that is exactly what I intend to do.
Anyone who knew Jimbo knew what a wonderful person he was. A man with those kinds of morals and manners only comes along once in a lifetime. Of the 5 years that I knew him, he always called me, “Ms. Steph,” and would jump up at any opportunity to help me with something. If I even stood up to get off the couch he would say, “what do you need Ms. Steph, I can get it!” Jimbo always wanted to help others, and always put everyone before himself. I can’t tell you how many stories I have heard from people in this town about a time when they were down and Jimbo helped, or a time that they needed a strong back and he volunteered. Jimbo was also the friendliest man I have ever been around. He knew no strangers, and would speak to anyone rather than standing to the side and seeming rude. Sometimes he would get to talking to a stranger in the mall, and JW would have to go interrupt so that we could go on to the next store. Jimbo was first and foremost a family man. He adored his wife and their 2 boys, as well as all of his extended family. I’ve never seen someone work so hard to try and provide for his family, and it was something I admired in him.
No matter what is written, or what is said, or who knows this story or that story, no one can change my mind about the man I knew. He was kind, funny, friendly, loving, and he adored his family more than life itself. I challenge everyone that knew him to hang on to those memories, and to never allow anyone to change your opinion. Rather than jumping at an opportunity to gossip or say negative things, let’s remember the good memories and share them with his family, in hope that it will build them up in their time of need.
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 12:41
Letter to the Editor
I want to express my appreciation to the Clay County High School ROTC Honor Guard for their outstanding performance during the opening ceremony at the Clay County Days in downtown Manchester. I was there with the Vietnam Veterans, as we were part of the Ceremony also. I was very impressed with these young people. Everyone of this group made it a point to come to us veterans and shake our hands. I am proud of these people and their leader. They deserve to be recognized because you rarely find this character in young people anymore. They deserve to be commended.
Vietnam Veterans of America
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 12:36
Please renew my “Enterprise” subscription. I came to Clay County back in 1953 and fell in love with the area and its people. I am now living in Lee County to be able to help out with the work at Youth Haven Bible Camp. Yes, I am 83, but I don’t plan to stop what God sent me to do in the schools and Youth Haven until or unless God takes me to heaven. Will we meet again up there?
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 13:02
Thank you for your help in promoting the Manchester Christian Academy’s visits to Manchester Gospel Mission on July 29 and Lyttleton Baptist Church on August 5.
We were blessed to visit with these congregations, and we hope that the visits were a blessing to those who witnessed them. The current students and alumni who sang and presented testimonials found receptive audiences and were made to feel at home.
We intend to continue with these sessions in the weeks ahead as the Lord directs. Future dates will be announced with sufficient advance notice to allow anyone interested to be able to make plans to attend.
MCA’s 2012-13 school year begins on Thursday, August 16. Interviews and campus visits may be arranged by calling 598-1984. All who are interested in a Christ-focused, academically challenging experience for their respective families are invited to examine the MCA facilities and curriculum.
MCA Class of 1996
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