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With Many Distractions, Road Dangers Abound

by Ben Johnson As we all know, there are potential dangers on the road when we drive that could, at any moment, seriously hurt or even kill someone (including yourself). Things like rain, construction, sleet, or snow (not that we have much snow around here), but things of that nature are some things to consider....

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The final steps to becoming a Guide Dog

By Jessica Woods A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the first two years of a guide dog’s training. I would now like to continue that story by telling you about a dog’s professional training and how it is matched with its owner. When a puppy raiser brings a dog back to the school,...

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A Trip to Remember

by Jessica Woods This past weekend, I had the incredible opportunity to attend an annual walkathon at the school where I received Bristol. Walkathon is a yearly fund raiser Southeastern puts together. I would like to share with you some of the experiences that Bristol and I had while attending the event. The trip down...

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Suspending Justice

by Kevin Hough On his first day in office, freshly-minted President Barack Obama issued a directive to suspend military trials at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. This request was made in part to fulfill his campaign promise to close the Gitmo prison and as an effort to dramatically alter the course of the military proceedings against suspected...

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Who He Is: The Dog Who Walks Beside Me

by Jessica Woods Have you ever thought of bringing your best friend to class with you? I have the great joy of bringing mine with me everyday. Mine, however, is a four-legged friend. He is my faithful guide dog Bristol. Since I have introduced myself, I thought it would be a good idea to introduce...

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Who I Am

by Jessica Woods Throughout my months at PJC, I have been asked many questions about my blindness and other aspects of my life. Part of my goal for this blog is to answer many of those questions. I thought I would start out by telling you a little about me. I decided to attend PJC...

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A Road Made Easier

by Jessica Woods Walking into a class for the first time can be intimidating for any student. What is my instructor going to be like? What are the expectations for this course going to be? So, imagine the added burden of having a disability such as blindness. I am one of those students. Yes, those...

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Hope to Harvest: 10 Ounces

by Ansley Zecckine In a recent movie called “Seven Pounds,” Will Smith’s character makes the ultimate sacrifice for someone whom he feels deserves to be saved. In Christianity, there should be two similar parallels, one of them being Christ’s sacrifice for us. With Jesus’ sacrifice, however, there is involved a profound love which we do...

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Taxpayers continue to beg for cuts during bailout

by Nathan Cooper The economy is under incredible pressure as newly elected President Obama takes office, and many are wondering how he will handle it from here on out. Several have already outstretched their palms in anticipation of a bailout, but I for one hope that our tax dollars won’t be given away blindly, never...