March brings Daylight Saving Time, St. Patrick’s Day, the beginning of spring and student spring break.


March brings Daylight Saving Time, St. Patrick’s Day, the beginning of spring and student spring break.



Not to mention spring cleaning. I figure if the décor outside is changing, the décor inside should, too.



Spring means to start anew, and changing my surroundings helps reinforce that. These are a few guidelines I try to go by:



•If I bring a new item home, I discard an old one.



•If I haven’t seen an item in more than a year and haven’t missed it, chances are I can probably get rid of it without losing sleep.



•With every item I ask myself, 'Does it have sentimental value? Do I love the item? and 'Does it serve a purpose?'



In the past few weeks, I have become interested in yard sales. With the pleasant weather lately, it has been a perfect time to have them, so they have been popping up everywhere. I have been thinking of having one myself this month.



So, instead of throwing items away, why not dispose of them in other ways? Give them away, donate them or have a yard sale?



Just a thought!



Switching gears, I have tried several times to read Laurel Hill School's marquee sign. It can cause traffic jams, and I figure if I’m having trouble, others are as well, so I’m going to start listing those items here.



Currently, in Marquee News:



• Jennifer Franklin is Laurel Hill School's Teacher of the Year.



•Joann Jackson is the school's Support Staffer of the Year.



•Kindergarten registration starts this month.



•Junior class Hobo Cards are on sale for $10 at supporting businesses including Country Folks and Huddle House in Florala. Mia’s Italian Restaurant, Waffle House, Coney Island, Forever Kids, Uncle Bill’s Family Restaurant and Los Rancheros.



That’s it for this week. Until next time, be safe and God bless!



Amber Kelley lives in Laurel Hill. Send news, comments, or donations for Maudy Carper's family to Hobo.homefront@gmail.com or P.O. Box 163, Laurel Hill, FL, 32567.