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?"
Susan Dobson from Effingham County Probate Court received a Certificate of Certification for 90 hours of training from The Institute of Judicial Education.
With the summer season here, children spend more of their time in the home, be it on their own, or with a family member or care giver. Accidental poisonings, choking, suffocation, drowning and falls are all most likely to occur in a home setting, according to national statistics. In fact, falls account for more than a third of all fatal injuries.
Trinity Lutheran Church from Ohio sent its youth group to Manna House to volunteer its time in outreach missions. This is the group's second year coming to Effingham County to volunteer at various places during its week-long stay at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.
Nathan Wilson, Exploring captain of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Exploring post, received recognition from Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie on June 5 for participating in the Exploring Program for the last three years.
The Rotary Club of Effingham County recently inducted Tom Matyjasik as president for 2012-13.
Daisy Girl Scout Troop 30387 of Effingham County recently donated food to GLOW Ministries as part of their community outreach. The girls learned that GLOW stands for God Loves Orphans and Widows and is a non-profit organization that provides food to local families in need of some extra help.
The Savannah Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (SDCCW) recently held its annual convention in Savannah. In keeping with the National Council of Catholic Women's Campaign for Human Dignity, the Savannah Deanery CCW chose the Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program as the local charity to help.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is offering a new coffee mug that shows off some of Effingham County's tourism efforts. Pictured on the mugs in full color are photos of Civil War soldiers in a skirmish at Olde Effingham Days, the moss-draped steeple of the Jerusalem Lutheran Church at New Ebenezer, the ceremonial keg tapping at the Effingham Oktoberfest, and the historic restored county courthouse.
Army Pvt. Richard H. Grimes has graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Retired Staff Sgt. James Sapp visited with cadets in the Effingham Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron on May 14 to share his experiences in World War II. Sapp shared narrow escapes and fortunate blessings encountered as he moved from place to place and assignment to assignment during the war.
Army Pvt. Marvin L. Wallace has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Effingham County residents are invited to participate in the annual Memorial Day program at Veterans Park in Springfield. The program will be held Monday at 6 p.m. and will honor all veterans. Specific honor will be paid to the 62 men from Effingham killed in action.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Kane L. Smith recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Effingham County Probate Court Judge Beth Rahn Mosley has completed her probate judges training in Athens. She completed the training April 20.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Chrystopher J. Way recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.