Coming Home: Banks School honors Rep. John Lewis (PHOTOS)

first_img Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Latest Stories Published 8:15 pm Friday, February 21, 2014 Sponsored Content Coming Home: Banks School honors Rep. John Lewis (PHOTOS) You Might Like Picture perfect MESSENGER PHOTO | JAINE TREADWELL Pinckard Vault and Marble Works sent its A-Team to install the new gallery plaques at… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsoncenter_img Skip MESSENGER PHOTOS | JAINE TREADWELLJohn Robert Lewis, the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district, was an honored guest at Banks School Friday. Standing before the students at Banks School, Lewis had to hold back tears.The noted politician and civil rights leader had come home.Lewis had come home to the same red clay fields where he had picked cotton and shook peanuts as a boy. He had come home to Banks were his formal education began and he was honored on his 74th birthday as Banks School presented “Celebrating One of Our Own” — The Life and Times of Congressman John Lewis.”Lewis was born in 1940 the son of sharecroppers. He grew up on his family farm in Carter’s Quarters near Dunn’s Chapel in rural eastern Pike County. He attended segregated public schools in Banks and Brundidge.When Lewis was not in school, he was working in the fields. And, it was at the school in Banks that he took to heart his teacher’s advice to “Read, my child, read.”“I read everything,” Lewis told the Banks students. “I read books, newspapers, just anything I could find to read and I learned everything I could. Somewhere along the line, it was invested in me that this boy could do something.”What young Lewis wanted to do was be a minister.Back then, all farms had chickens and, not having a congregation to hear his practice sermons, Lewis preached to the chickens.“The chickens would nod their heads and shake their heads but they never said amen,” Lewis said, laughing. “If someone had told me back then when I was preaching in the chicken yard, that one day I would travel all over the world in an effort to make it a better place. If someone had said to me that I would go to Rome and meet the Pope, that I would be a part of the Civil Rights Movement with Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., that I would know President Kennedy and Nelson Mandela. That I would work with President Carter. That I would serve in Congress under Presidents Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II and Barack Obama, I would have said they were out of their minds.”Lewis said he has been blessed to be a part of the changing of the face of America.“I look out at you and see all of these young faces,” he said. “I see black faces and white faces. I see Asians and Latinos. They look like Americans. They look like you.”Lewis challenged the students at Banks School to never give up and never give in.“Keep the faith,” he said. “Never let anyone tell you that you cannot be somebody. You are the leaders of the 21st century. One day, you may be lawyers, teachers or doctors or the mayor of your town or president of the United States. Go for it.”Lewis said, in going for it, his desire is to make the world a better place.“It is better to love than to hate,” he said “We must learn to live together as brothers and sisters or we will perish as fools. We all live in the same house. It is not a Banks house or a Pike County house or an Alabama house. We all live in the world house. It’s up to all of us to make the world a better place and a place where no one is left behind because they are different.”Banks School honored Lewis with a reception following the program. Lewis left the reception in time to make a short stop in Brundidge, where he attended and graduated from Pike County Training School.Lewis visited Pike County Elementary School at the request of fourth-grader Paxton Flowers.Each year, the fourth-grade students at PCES present at wax museum featuring black Americans who have made an impact from arts and entertainment to politics.Young Flowers played the role of Congressman John Lewis. He was so impressed with Lewis that he wrote and invited the Congressman to visit his school.“Congressman Lewis is still alive after the Selma March and Bloody Sunday and I wanted to meet him,” Flowers said. “I told him that my mama said important people had to be paid to visit your school. I told him we didn’t have any money but I wanted him to come anyway.”Lewis said he was so touched by the youngster’s letter that he decided to visit him and his school.“And, he didn’t have to pay me,” Lewis said, with a smile.Flowers met Lewis wearing a tan trench coat much like the one Lewis was wearing when he and Hosea Williams led the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965.“People often ask me what happened to the trench coat,” Lewis said. “Now, I’ll tell them that a 10-year-old boy in Brundidge, Alabama is wearing it.” By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Safe and wise shopping tips for SM City Iloilo’s 3-Day Sale

first_img‪March14 (8 a.m. – 11 p.m.) MANY of us need a few simple remindersof how to shop safe and be wise on our decisions. SM City Iloilo With the outbreak of the novelcoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), one of the ways to keep customers safe isby keeping the malls clean. SM City Iloilo, along with the rest of the SMSupermalls, deployed Sanitation Teams to clean railings, escalators, elevators,and door handles to make sure we got the public points in our malls covered. Prestige Friday (9 a.m. – 12 MN) As you have anticipated the sale andhave put your eyes on the things you have been wanting to own for a long time,having a list makes it more convenient to shop and it takes a matter of minutesto prepare, to save you the hassle during the sale. Having a list also serves as a guideof picking the right items or brands that suit your needs. This tip will alsosave you the time of having to think whether you miss or need something moreout of the items you have in mind. As SM City Iloilo prepares for its3-Day Sale on March 13, 14 and 15, 2020, some shopping tips can be helpful soyou just don’t wake up without a shopping plan for the biggest sale in town.Rather, take a few moments to have these shopping tips in mind.  Sunday Specials (‪3 p.m. – 7 p.m.) Being aware of the time and store hoursis importantly helpful if you want to get the best deals of your favorite storein the mall during the sale. Special deals are often given in the early hours,so being on time will not only give you a chance to be the first to avail theitem but the discounts as well. SAFETYFIRST ‪March15 (10 a.m. – 11 p.m.) Emotions play a vital part when you goshopping as it helps one to buy the right bargains offered by the sale. For allyou know, there are more items you need that are beneficial to you than thoseyou just buy out of wrong impulse. ‪March13 (9 a.m. – 12 MN) SHOPHAPPYcenter_img For inquiries on the 3-Day Sale at SMCity Iloilo, you can visit the official Facebook page of the mall or call (033)3209609 and request to be connected to the Marketing Department./PN Your mindfulness will give you achance to win 1 of 3 Suzuki Skydrive motorcycles in the raffle. KNOWTHE TIME  Also be mindful of the different cardslike your SM Advantage, BDO Rewards, Ace Rewards and SM Prestige Cards. Theyhave their own “special powers” that will give you more discounts on top of theexisting discounts offered. We can live cleaner and healthier. Ofcourse, shop cleaner. SMAC Saturday (8 a.m. – 12 NN) Alcohol is also available in allentrances to keep shoppers’ hands clean as they enter the premises. LIST‘EM ALL  Pick the best time for you. Shoppingcan be a fatiguing and stressful activity if you don’t shop at a time thatworks well for you. Take note of these shopping tips andenjoy your SM 3-Day Sale shopping. It only requires a brief moment to prepareyourself to stay safe and make wise decisions. Load up on the different offerings inthe SM Foodcourt and SM Foodhall and the various food tenants. Mall Hours: Before you set off for shopping, theNo. 1 tip is to make a list of the things you need and want. last_img read more

Up the League – Saturday, February 27: Craig Ramage, Joey Barton and more!

first_imgJoin Geoff Peters for the latest Up The League podcast.This week, we check on the progress of Derby Country after their recent managerial change, and hear from former Rams striker Craig Ramage.Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis also joins the show, while we bring you a preview of the weekend’s Football League action and replay some of the best interviews on talkSPORT this week including Joey Barton, Alan Dunne and Paul Tisdale.last_img

Raging against the darkness sheds light on sweet game

first_imgIt took me four days to realize that baseball season is finally over. That’s understandable since the season that ended this week with Boston murdering the Rockies has been going since 1952. Seriously, if it had, who would notice? It’s baseball, after all, an unchanging continuum and the only professional game where some fans actually knit, the only game where players can eat while they’re playing, a game where leaning on the dugout fence has been elevated to an art form, a game that I miss like I already miss summer. Call it my yearly rage against darkness. Still, it’s true. When baseball ends, early-evening darkness descends and I hate it. Which can only mean that I hate the tilt of the Earth on its axis and love it when spring training forces Japanese reporters to stand in bitter cold outside Yankee Stadium to show Hideki Matsui that they are worthy of some future small attention. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.You got to love the Japanese for bringing their unyielding cultural imperatives to a game that was actually played between horrific battles during the American Civil War. In pictures and words, in the vast statistical archive of baseball, it is always summer and hot. We carry these images always, especially those who remember a time before kids played 10 different sports, when what you had between the end of school and the start of school was baseball. Or something like baseball with no umpires, no parents and 30 guys standing with their hands hooked in the tall chain-link along the first and third base lines saying terrible things about each batter’s sister in an effort to hurry the clock-free process and get their ups. You know, “Nicky, it’s your ups after Fat Dominic.” I spent summers like that, in the place where America came from, where it was born, along base lines and down in wood-floor, grass-smelling dugouts carved deeply with initials and obscenities. I frequently make far too much of this, of the game’s rich mythology, especially now when we’ve all noticed how the cynical owners use it to cover their tracks, to justify new ball parks and gloss over salaries that seem too big for talent so small. Still, it stands. This is what we have, the game and the game’s myth, what Joseph Campbell called “the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into human manifestation.” I believe that I am right in thinking that we still need both to help stabilize the shaky and brief history of a nation cut from whole cloth, a nation of human imports built on imperfect memory and Hollywood movies. Watch “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo” to see how we came back after Pearl Harbor. Better yet, to understand this country, watch “The Pride of the Yankees,” a 1942 rendering of the life and death from ALS of the Iron Horse, Lou Gehrig. Filmed the year after his death at age 37, the film stars the legendary Gary Cooper and features the legendary Babe Ruth. It also elevates a baseball player to sainthood, following a singularly talented immigrant’s son from slums to the top of America’s game. Along the way he marries pretty Eleanor (played by pretty Teresa Wright) and hits two World Series home runs for an ailing little boy named Billy and, just when he had it all, he takes a fall like a champ. See him standing bent and diminished yet somehow taller than ever in Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939, giving one of the greatest speeches ever delivered by an American, a speech that begins, “Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.” What else do we need to know about striving and modesty, about talent, sportsmanship, courage, and goodness, about behaving like a real American and facing death without flinching? And that’s just one of the enduring myths of a game codified by Alexander Cartwright Jr. (not Abner Doubleday) in 1845 and played ever since on the same 90-foot diamond that has produced more heroes than any war. A game whose relics could cause grown men to stand awestruck and wet-eyed with young sons at a Cooperstown exhibit staged a few years ago at an L.A. museum. In glass cases were the gloves, bats, caps, balls and shoes touched by Shoeless Joe, Don Drysdale, Cy Young, Jackie Robinson and Reggie Jackson along with a curious sign hanging above a $2 million Honus Wagner card stating that all baseball memorabilia is essentially worthless except for the value we attach to it. So tell me, what’s the value of national identity and the value of summer itself? I want to hear your comments. Connect with me at [email protected], call 310-543-6681 or send a letter to Daily Breeze/John Bogert, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA. 90503-4077.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more