By TEENA DRAKE
Special to The Trimble Banner
David Marsh visited TCMS last week to inspire and encourage students to plan for their future. He discussed his accomplishments in middle school, high school and now college.
“If you want something the first step is to create a plan of action,” Marsh strategically explained. “As early as seventh grade I had a mind-set, I wanted to play football in college. I knew it would take hard work and dedication.”
The Trimble County Public Library will host a special Patron Appreciation Holiday Reception on Monday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Library visitors will be treated to live music featuring acoustic guitar at 11 a.m. and dulcimers at noon. Refreshments will be provided, including hot chocolate, coffee, punch, sweet treats and small bites.
A community wreath display will be presented with wreaths created by businesses, organizations, families and other groups from around the county.
The Trimble County Public Library will host their annual open house on Friday, Dec. 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. The library will be transformed into a Winter Luau, with activities and fun for all ages to enjoy.
The Newport Aquarium will be bringing their tide pool animals for guests to meet. Children will be able to get up close with a horseshoe crab, sea star, anemone and sea urchin.
The American Red Cross encourages individuals and organizations to give something that means something this winter by making a lifesaving blood donation or hosting a blood drive.
Blood donations often decline from now to New Year’s Day when holiday festivities pull people away from their donation appointments. Seasonal illnesses, such as colds and the flu, can also have a serious impact on blood donations
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
— Leo Tolstoy
A few weeks back, in a weekly message to all staff, I shared some thoughts about change. This week I would like to begin to share that message with you.
Change is a difficult thing to accept at times, yet when you take time to think of it we are in a constant state of change from birth. It is something we should have mastered by now but most of us continue to struggle with change.
Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy has been writing an annual psalm of thanksgiving since 1999 when she first started writing her column.
It’s that time of year when I sit down to compose my annual psalm of thanksgiving. This will be my 16th year of making public my thanks and gratitude to you for yet another year of your faithfulness to me.
This past year has been difficult in so many ways. At times I’ve felt like a dog’s chew toy, eaten up and slobbered on. I’ve felt pulled and pushed, stretched and torn.