The Gourd Retreat-Southern Style was held at Ebenezer Retreat Center on March 26-29. The retreat sponsored an auction to benefit the Low Country Down Syndrome Society at its Saturday night banquet. Gourd artists from all over the country came together at the retreat sponsored by Charlotte Durrence to take classes with other gourd friends. These artists donated many pieces of gourd art to be auctioned. They had artists from as far away as Arizona and ...
Bethesda United Methodist Church recently made a donation of $1,200 to Manna House Ministries. First Baptist Church of Rincon also sent a special offering of $1,057 for the ministry. Rincon United Methodist, Faith Presbyterian, St. Luke's Episcopal, Bethel Lutheran, Mizpah United Methodist, and Faith Baptist Church contributed more than 500 pounds of food during the March.
Rincon Mayor Ken Lee introduced Rincon's new city manager, Mike Phillips, and the city's new chief of police, Mike Bohannon, to members of the Rotary Club of Effingham County.
Effingham Rotary Sunrise President Bonnie Dixon presents Daniel Westcot of the Georgia Forestry Commission with a commemorative pen. Westcot presented the club with the latest information on benefits of having green spaces, planted forests and ecological balance.
Air National Guard Airman Heather N. Rooker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The residents at Effingham Care Center made Easter bonnets on April 8. The bonnets were made out of paper plates, multi-colored flowers and lace. The residents had a great time using their creativity to make these one of a kind bonnets.
Manna House Ministries Director Lisa Bush, Food Lion Manager James Curry and Sonya Singletary show off the shopping carts of food donated to Manna House.
John Chancey and Eveline Reiser were crowned Mr. and Mrs. Care Center for 2009. This year's pageant theme was "In the Garden" and there were 35 women and nine men competing for the title. A special thanks goes to Kaye Pitts, Rose Marie Tebeau and Evelyn Davis for serving as judges.
Jacqueline Brown represented Effingham County in the 8th annual Leadership Southeast Georgia program. Brown was awarded her diploma at the graduation ceremony held March 14 at the Nessmith-Lane Building at Georgia Southern University.
Navy Seaman Recruit Brian C. Hobson, son of Eddie and Roxanne Moon of Guyton, and Brian W. Hobson of Deridder, La., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.
Julia Cochran is a returning Rotarian who has spent much of her life abroad serving others.
Laura Hahn of the United States Anti-Doping Agency spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County at their regular weekly meeting. USADA is responsible for the testing of all the Olympic athletes, in and out of competition. When not competing in an event, the athletes must make themselves available for random testing at USADA's request. USADA's goals are to preserve, protect and inspire clean sport. For more information on performance enhancing drugs and their health ...
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon presented Effingham Herald Publisher Karen Tanksley with a commemorative pen for her presentation on the positive changes at the paper.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon presents a donation to Effingham YMCA Director Kim Dennis and YMCA board chairman Pete Lancaster. The two thanked the Sunrise Rotary for their continued support over the years and shared plans to grow for the future.
The residents at Effingham Care facility were mesmerized by the tricks Mr. Magic performed for them on March 24. The residents enjoyed the handkerchiefs, the bird and the Chinese rings that were used during the show. Many of the residents are still wondering "How did he do that?"
Boy Scout Troop 665 of the Rincon United Methodist Church celebrated its 35th anniversary of its camping at Log Landing Camp.
There were 39 entries in this year's Rincon scarecrow contest, sponsored by the Rincon Recreation Department.
Manna House is extending its thanks to the community for sending donations and hosting food drives.
Air Force Airman Steven J. Hamilton graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Air National Guard Airman Dustin L. Cavanah graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
The United Way Prize Patrol paid a surprise visit to the Effingham Herald to present a Yeti cooler to office manager Karen Stephens.
State Rep.-elect Bill Hitchens was recently inducted into the Rotary Club of Effingham County.
The elves are coming, the elves are coming!
Recently, Simpson Lumber in Meldrim allowed its employees to attend a special 10-minute presentation on the United Way programs in the Coastal Empire.
State Rep. Ann Purcell (R-Rincon) presented a resolution passed by the General Assembly to Effingham County Hospital Authority member Stephen Mobley at the board's meeting.
Historic Effingham Christmas at Ebenezer will be held Nov. 25, with the gates opening at 3 p.m.
United Way-Effingham was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the W. W. Williams Company in recognition of its 100th anniversary. A celebration luncheon of this milestone was held at their Savannah facility recently and the donation was presented.
Effingham County Recreation and Parks held its annual Fall Festival on Oct. 30. More than 130 children, ages 1 to 12, turned out for the games and costume contests.
Although the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer has been part of the Effingham County community for a dozen years, director Bonnie Tootle is aware that many people know little or nothing about it.
Women who are considering breast surgery, whether it is reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy or electing to undergo an augmentation procedure to restore breast volume lost after significant weight loss or pregnancy, or to reduce breast size in order to address a health issue such as chronic back pain, have a lot of factors to consider before making the decision to move forward.