State rep accents the positives of service

State Rep. Halsey Beshears, left, Shirley White and Mike Sweatt listen at the King Day event. Photo available for purchase

State Rep. Halsey Beshears, left, Shirley White and Mike Sweatt listen at the King Day event.

Published: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 12:06 PM.

State Representative Halsey Beshears lay down the sword and shield of politics at the Armory Monday, and lifted up a theme of persistence and positivity as keynote speaker at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. community celebration.

The Monticello Republican, an atypical selection to be featured speaker at the county’s annual event, focused on the principles of community service and positive attitude in his remarks.

“In service, no matter on what level, take the focus off of yourself. And in doing this, at just the right time, you will reap a harvest of blessing,” said Beshears, whose sprawling district includes the entire county. “You just can’t give up.”

Seated as guest of honor alongside Apostle Shirley White, the force behind conducting an annual, countywide gathering broader than her Love Center Church, or any one church, Beshears drew on a godly message from his opening words.

“Get right with God,” he summed up the approach that he would later elaborate upon.

“(Too many people) they’re lost, they’re in a hurry, they don’t know where they’re going,” he said. “That’s like a life without God.”



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