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Turner Talk


October 7, 2020


This week the students and staff of Turner School were treated to a guest speaker that they won't soon forget. They welcomed faith-based hip hop artist and motivational speaker, Bobby Bugatii Jones of Wyoming. He told how he battled alcoholism and was given a second chance to turn himself around. He visits youth and adults now to encourage self worth, good character, and making the right choices.

Jones is shown here with some High School students at Turner High. Shown are Shane Kimmel, Austin Welsh, Laci Maloney, Brooke Reed, Jones-motivational speaker, Shyan Krass, Brandy Calvert, and Trever Kimmel. Bobby Jones is an energetic, engaging singer, songwriter, and performer. He played college football at Michigan State University with hopes of an NFL career. He, however, fell short of his dreams by falling victim to alcohol addiction. This took him down a path of destruction. While in recovery he found a new purpose in life and travels the world sharing his story in hopes to motivate young people to make the right choices for a bright future. He quotes, "I turned pain into purpose." He now owns three businesses and has a book to be out on the shelves in the near future.


These children from the Turner School stop playing for a moment to pose for a picture. They are happy to be at school and to be surrounded by their friends. They are Kindergarten students (on top) Lucy Grabofsky, Danial Cornell, Colter Mohar, and Zane Grabofsky. Middle Second are Second grade students: Cooper Grabofsky, Rhett Ammen, Isaac Klindworth, Mary Simons, and Auzdyn King. Front Row, First Graders: Isley Welsh, Ben Warren, and Hannah Klindworth.


These lovely ladies recently got together to prepare a family meal and decided it'd be fun to compare their Better Homes and Garden cookbooks. They had many memories as they thumbed through the pages and talked about what recipe was a favorite, what special meal they would prepare the recipes, and all the people the recipes fed throughout the years. Each of them received their cookbook for a wedding gift, over the span of 71 years. Shown are L-R: Helen Billmayer, who received her cookbook in 1949 for a wedding gift, Betty Benson- Billmayer, who received her book in 1972, and Shannon Billmayer-Van Voast with her book, that was received in 2003. Although the covers appear a bit different, the pages still have great memories to be made in the kitchen!


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