Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon recognizes Rev. Bob Rogers for his leadership and work on the NOAH Project mission trip in April. Rogers and his team helped rebuild a home in New Orleans that was damaged during Hurricane Katrina.
ECHS Principal and Sunrise Rotary member Yancy Ford "pinned" new member Rob Porterfield into the Sunrise Rotary Club. Porterfield is the principal of Effingham County Middle School. For more information about how you can get involved, call Lonnie Pate at (888) 395-0440.
Delores Dukes, president of the Women of the Rincon United Methodist Church, presents a check for $250 to Lisa Bush, director of Manna House, for the Manna House Ministries. Its food pantry hours of operation are Monday noon-2:30 p.m., Thursday 2-4:30 p.m. and Friday 9-11:30 a.m. For more information, call 827-2037 or email email@example.com.
Tara Robinson of Re/Max 1st Choice Realty in Rincon has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. This is invaluable expertise to offer at a time when the area is ravaged by "distressed" homes in the foreclosure process.
Rev. Lloyd Dees of Effingham County has been named the chairman of the Coastal Regional Commission's Area Agency on Aging. Rev. Dees' post is a two-year term. At the April 28 first quarterly meeting of the AAA, director Dionne Lovett discussed the outcome of three General Assembly bills that affect Georgia seniors. Two passed and another will take additional advocacy efforts for the next session.
Before an audience that filled nearly every available seat in the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium, Effingham Community Orchestra presented its "The Americans" concert May 3. The concert featured several patriotic pieces and included many other selections, all by American composers.
He goes by Father Martino, in homage to St. Martin de Porres, who dedicated his life to working with the poor and seeking harmony. The Rev. Nguyen Thong Ba, in reality, is a Vietnamese immigrant who offered his never-ending gratitude for the American servicemembers who fought and died in his homeland decades ago.