Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 7:01 pm
By: Keisha Hooper
By KEISHA HOOPER
Special to The Messenger
To my fellow Obion County citizens, I’d like to say, “Always keep your head up. The future is in our hands to mold as we like. We cannot wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow is now!”
I have lived in Obion County all my life. I love Obion County. I want to do all I can to make Obion County the best place to live and work for the rest of my life and, hopefully, for my children as well.
I chose to be an Obion County chamber board member because I want to do all I can to make Obion County the best place to live and work. I am also lucky to work for a great company, JD Distributors, that strives to be involved with activities in our community.
My husband also shares a love of Obion County. He was one of the many employees affected by the Goodyear closure. While he had several offers to relocate, we were bound and determined that we were not moving! He is a mechanical engineer and had been told he would be at Goodyear to the very end. Unfortunately, we knew that end would come soon. He found another job and left Goodyear. It was the hardest thing for him to do, but we knew we wanted to stay in Obion County.
My favorite song we have been singing at church is “God of the City.” “He is God of this city, King of these people and Lord of this nation for there are greater things yet to come and greater things are still to be done in this city.”
Always think positive! If everyone thinks someone else is already doing the work, the job will never get done. Let’s not sit back, let’s work together because we live in a great city and county. We need to do whatever it takes to keep it the best! I hope just one person reads this and goes out and gets involved in some type of event or organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of people in this great community.
I would like to finish with another quote, “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” Imagine if each of us took that first step together.
“Be a leader”
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Accountant at J-D Distributors Inc.
President of Obion County Leadership
Cornfest Chairman of Obion County Pride Luncheon
Obion County Chamber board member
Coach of Obion County Little Dribblers
Coach of Hooper’s Repairs county basketball team
“Get involved. Don’t be an ordinary person. Be an extraordinary person.”