Stories by Cher Best

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Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011

Cher in the City: Let me pencil you in ... oops, my point's broken

Making time for friends can be challenge with today's hectic schedule.
By Cher Best

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011

Cher in the City: Kids say darndest things

Kids say the darndest things! What is a reality is that often the things they say are funny little truths and innocent facts of life.
By Cher Best

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cher in the City: PTA gives us a voice

I had a very interesting weekend. Instead of my usual laundry, house cleaning and catching up on shows, I went to the Georgia PTA Leadership Convention in Atlanta.
By Cher Best

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cher Best: Dismuke wants to help kids

At first glance, Lois Ann Dismuke does not appear to be an inventor or entrepreneur. At least that's what she appears to be until she talks about her creation called Judy Books.
By Cher Best

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cher Best: Not just dads deserve celebration

I have some great memories of times with my dad, but because I had a military father (now retired), I also have some great memories of my brother Lenny, who often had to fill in for him.
By Cher Best

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cher in the City: 1985 or 2011, graduation is special

All across the country high school seniors are getting ready to walk across the stage in their caps and gowns, toss their hats and bid farewell to their last year of high school.
By Cher Best

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cher Best: It's inspiring to watch dreams being fulfilled

Have you ever seen someone working toward a dream and gotten inspired by it? I have to say I am so excited and moved by a co-worker of mine who has finally put caution to the wind to go after her ...
By Cher Best

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mother's Day provides reasons to celebrate

C an you believe April is almost over? That means that Mother's Day is just a little over two weeks away! On May 8, Mother's Day, I for one have a lot to celebrate.
By Cher Best

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A rose for Sharon (finally)

We've both come a long way, but I believe that if it had not been for her mentorship and respect I would be a different person.
By Cher Best

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

'Army Wives' episode is reminder of sacrifice

On that night Army Wives and its story was fiction ... but the sad truth of the matter is that somewhere in the world there really is a military funeral going on.
By Cher Best

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Deuce-come-lately brings laughter

Is there anything that drives you crazy about your mate? To be quite honest, for the longest time the fact that my guy was always late and very much a procrastinator drove me bananas.
By Cher Best

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Business League banquet a delight

I had the pleasure of attending the 41st annual CSRA Business League Banquet on Saturday. I had a wonderful time, and it's always a joy to see people get dressed up and support a worthy cause.
By Cher Best

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011

Black women helped shape American society

A Shero is a woman who has affected the lives of others and made a difference.
By Cher Best

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011

Valentine's Day is time for courtin'

What is the most romantic thing you've ever done on Valentine's Day? After all, Valentine's Day is supposed to be about romance, isn't it? How did we come up with a day to celebrate love?
By Cher Best

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011

O'Jays' music has stood the test of time

Is there a group that you just love? I have a number of them, but one of my all-time favorite groups is the O'Jays. This is a group whose music has stood the test of time.
By Cher Best

Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011

Community proves its ability to keep on rolling

It's a new year ALREADY! I have to admit that I am very optimistic about 2011 but, if the truth be told, Augusta had some pretty interesting features and situations over this past year.
By Cher Best

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010

World wonders why you're smilin'

Recently, a friend asked me why I don't smile while I'm typing. She went on to say it makes me look mean. I thought about what she said for a minute and realized she's probably right.
By Cher Best

Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010

Effort to begin new tradition gives way to the old

I am one of those girls who is happiest during the holidays. I think I still believe in Santa. Not like I did when I was a little girl, but I believe that people in general are their kindest ...
By Cher Best

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010

Sunday movie surprise conflicts with Man Day

I was told once that the highest day of anxiety for men is Sunday because they are anxious about having to go to work on Monday. After the events of my weekend, I have a different theory as to ...
By Cher Best

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010

Fear of bad news, not examining self can kill

Although I know statistically 40,000 women in America die each year from breast cancer, the statistics become way more real when it affects people that you know, your friends or family members.
By Cher Best
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