Month: December 2016

Life’s Lessons: Honoring Our Parents

Exodus 20:12: Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. This Commandment is the only one of the Ten Commandments to carry a promise and I truly feel that it means more than just long life here on earth.  I think it also means a fulfilled and happy life.  This does not mean that everything is going to go smooth, that never happens, but it does lend itself to inter happiness I think. As I was growing up Dad and I often butted heads on things;...

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Accentuate the Positive – Burke County Schools

Cheryl Shuffler shares the positive, good news from Burke County Public Schools: Heritage Student Places in Poster Contest Lyvia Turpin, a seventh grader at Heritage Middle School, placed second in the middle school division of the 2016 NC School Bus Safety Poster Contest. Her winning entry is posted on the School Bus Safety Website at The slogan for this year’s contest was #StopOnRed. Lyvia’s colorful poster illustrates this as well as incorporates smiley face emojis and Bus No. 247 with a happy driver and students. The posters were judged by participants from around the state at the NC...

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Christmas Card Project at Mayland Community College

Mayland Community College has an exciting new student project that is helping spread holiday cheer through custom Christmas cards featuring artwork by students. The Life Works project is a nonprofit service learning venture operating as a simulated small business, allowing students with intellectual disabilities to design, create, produce, market, and sell their own handmade products in order to learn and practice valuable skills and move toward greater independence. A set of beautiful cards for Christmas is the latest product the group has put together.

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