Greetings special friends,
I hope that all of you had an enjoyable Labor Day
weekend and have started back this week both
rested and revived. Many of you have already
started on contest routines for 2004. Please be
aware that some of the time limits for routines
have changed: Solo time limit = 2 minutes
(with a 15 sec. grace period). If solo exceeds
2:15 the soloist will be disqualified.
NEW! Ensemble time limit = 2 1/2 minutes; Officer
routine time limit = 2/1/2 minutes; Team routine
time limit = 3 minutes (one minute entrance and
minute exit with breakdown). Open category time
limit = up to 6 minutes (2 minutes entrance and
set up/two minutes exit with breakdown).
Please feel free to
if you have any questions. For more information on
contests, visit out
ADTS Contest Page.
Here are some thoughts for the day:
"Until a person can say deeply and honestly, 'I am
what I am today because of the choices I made
yesterday,' that person cannot say, 'I choose
Stephen R. Covey
"I don't want to live – I want to love first and
"Your economic security does not lie in your job:
it lies in your own power to produce – to think,
to learn, to create, to adapt.
That's true financial independence." Stephen R.
Everyone knows what an animal lover that I am. We
have cats and dogs here as well as many of God's
creatures including birds, lizards, snakes, deer,
possums and raccoons. I have even named many of
these outdoor creatures because they are regulars
around here. A special friend sent me the passage
below about dogs teaching us great lessons. Hope
you enjoy it this week.
Have a wonderful week and, as always, please keep
Joyce E. Pennington