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The Sixth Starter (Part III)

By Ralphine Major Butler has been a prominent name in the Gibbs Community for many years.  Their name was associated with a landmark of the community. The sixth starter’s father,…

‘A God-called leader must learn before he can lead’ (Part 3)

By Ralphine Major The Memphis native who is an avid Elvis fan, once wore long hair, and still plays the guitar does not seem like a description of someone who…

‘A God-called leader must learn before he can lead’

By Ralphine Major “Take time to pray; study and meditate; crave the things of God.” This is one of the key concepts in Dr. Mike Boyd’s book, “Principles of Preaching,…

‘A God-called leader must learn before he can lead’

By Ralphine Major It is designed to “move the truths of God’s word from the Heart of Heaven to the hearts of humans.”  Mike Boyd’s “Principles of Preaching” was written…

New Hope Christian School: A ‘God-initiated’ place of learning

By Ralphine Major “and these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when…

The Sixth Starter (Part II)

By Ralphine Major The coach often held No. 10 in reserve and called on him and his swift ball-handling skills to bail the Eagles out of trouble against the press. …

The Sixth Starter

By Ralphine Major “Before someone says, ‘you can’t have six starters in basketball,’ I want to emphasize that you can have as many starters as you want to,” Bob Dagley…

SURPRISE!

SURPRISE!

By Ralphine Major “Is it true you once held Tommy Everette to 41 points?” I asked the Central High School standout of the sixties. “He was the best high school player…

The List

By Ralphine Major It all started with the heart.  Many Focus readers may remember my first column, “The Real McCoy,” which ran on February 7, 2011.  Dr. Kyle McCoy is…

Having Fun in the Snow

By Ralphine Major We waited—and it came.  The world seems to come to a stop, or at least slow down, when Mother Nature blankets the earth in snowflakes.  What was…