Jordan graduate enters army
Jacob L. Mitchell has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year, according to a press release.
The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a college education. After completion of basic military training, soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty prior to being assigned to their first permanent duty station. Mitchell, a 2005 graduate of Mortimer Jordan High School, will report to Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C., for basic training this month.
Mitchell is the son of Kelli L. Wood of Warrior, and Larry Mitchell of Argo.
State program wins national award
The Alabama Department of Senior Services’ REACH Intervention Project is the winner of the 2007 Rosalynn Carter Leadership in Caregiving Award, according to a press release. The award, given by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI), recognizes innovative partnerships between community organizations and caregiving researchers. “We’ve made it a priority to use innovative programs to improve the services we deliver and improve the quality of life for our citizens,” Gov. Bob Riley said. “Programs like REACH lessen the burden on family members and allow loved ones to stay in their homes.”