Three people representing the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program for the Ogeechee Circuit attended the annual "CASA and Foster Youth Day at the Capitol" event in Atlanta on Feb. 12 as they met with senators and representatives to ask for support of a funding increase for the CASA organization in Georgia.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Anthony J. Gallmeier has deployed to Southwest Asia in the Persian Gulf region to support the mission of Operation Enduring Freedom as a member of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing. The servicemember is normally assigned to the 116th Maintenance Squadron, Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins.
William Green was recognized at a commissioning ceremony Feb. 15 where he was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy.
Girl Scouts with Troop 848 donated Girl Scout cookies to Imperial Sugar employees recovering from their injuries in the Feb. 7 explosion at the Port Wentworth refinery and their families.
The residents at Effingham Care Center enjoyed an afternoon outing filled with dancing and music as they watched the University of Georgia Ballroom Group perform on Saturday. The residents said, "It was wonderful."
Members of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary heard an unclassified briefing from retired Master Sgt. Michael LeFlamme of the U.S. Central Command Communications Group. LeFlamme described the major components of the communication system that supports U.S. operations at home and abroad.
Members of the Effingham Shrine Club, Richard Gormley, Mike Stanley and Cle Lynes, show their appreciation to S.L. Rutland, owner of Rutland Tire and Wheel, for letting the club use Rutland's parking lot for boiled peanut sales from May through November. The money raised went to support Shrine Club activities and projects. The Effingham Shrine Club is an affiliate of the Alee Shrine in Savannah.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Ace Herring presents a check for $1,000 to the YMCA of Effingham. Accepting the check on behalf of the YMCA were Patrice Morris and Bonnie Dixon. Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the Guyton Christian Church activities building. Anyone interested in joining this progressive and philanthropic organization should come join them for breakfast next Tuesday. For more information, call Lonnie J. Pate at 1-888-395-0440.
Brownie Troop 358 is ready to sell Girl Scout cookies. They will join with other area Girl Scouts to make the cookies available over the next month. The cookies will be available for purchase at the Wal-Mart and Kroger on Friday evenings from 4-8 p.m. at both locations; Saturdays at Wal-Mart from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Kroger from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and on Sundays beginning at noon.
Brenda Helmly, current president of the Rincon Garden Club, honors Annie Oglesby with a lifetime membership in the Georgia Garden Club. Oglesby has been an active member in the Rincon Garden Club since 1955. The club normally meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 1 p.m.
On Jan. 29, the girls and leaders of Junior Troop 549 had the wonderful experience of volunteering at the Manna House. They had an attendance of 14 out of the 16 girls in the troop.
Air Force Airman Brandon J. Ellison has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The Exchange Club of Effingham County honored a citizen and a business in the county for their daily display of patriotism - flying the flag every day. James Sapp of Rincon was awarded the plaque as the citizen flying the flag in 2007. Springfield Ford was awarded the plaque as the business for the daily display of the flag at their business.
Sen. Jack Hill of Reidsville, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and a former Air National Guardsman converses with Col. David Lee, commander of the National Guard Training Center at Fort Stewart during the annual National Guard Legislative Dinner held recently in Atlanta. More than 30 ranking legislators met with Georgia Air and Army National Guard leadership from around the state to review the accomplishments of the 13,000-member Georgia National Guard.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Sarah L. Isabelle graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program presented a program to the Exchange Club of Effingham County. The members learned how this program empowers victims of domestic abuse to survive. They also heard about a puppet show that can be presented that addresses bullying in schools.
Dr. David Tribble, president of Bethesda Academy, spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County. Bethesda is a home and school for boys founded in 1740 in Savannah. Dr. Tribble spoke on "Why Bethesda Matters Now" by sharing how their values-based program continues to substantially impact the futures of young men. More than 75 percent of their graduates go on to college and more than 95 percent not only graduate, but graduate on time.
The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) is pleased to partner with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation this holiday season as a toy collection site. DDS customers may drop off new, unwrapped toys during customer service center operating hours through Dec. 16.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jacob M. McGinnis graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The city of Guyton will honor its oldest citizen Saturday morning at its ninth annual Christmas Parade.
State Rep. Jon Burns recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County and provided an update on the status of the redistricting process for Georgia. His update included the proposed maps approved by the Georgia legislature.
The 1953 graduates of the Effingham Academy celebrated their 58th year at Carey Hilliard's in Pooler.
The Exchange Club of Effingham County presented its annual "One Nation Under God" program. Retired Sgt. Maj. Tony Sutphin spoke about America's religious heritage. "To be born free is a privilege; to die free is a responsibility that we should be willing to defend," he said. Sgt. Maj. Sutphin retired after 30 years of active duty in the Marines. The Exchange Club of Effingham County meets on the first and third Wednesdays each month at the Effingham ...
Air Force Airman Matthew A. Jenkins graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The first Historic Christmas at Ebenezer was held Sunday, Nov. 27 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.
Staffordshire Equestrian Center hosted a fall festival horseshow and mini horse expo recently to benefit Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center. Bonnie Gentry of FETC hopes to maintain and develop the partnership with Staffordshire and to make this event their big annual fundraiser.
As one of the main modes of transportation, taking care of your feet is important for your everyday and long-term health. Learn easy steps you can take to give your feet some relief at Effingham Hospital's December's Girls Night Out. December's event will be held Dec. 6 from 7-9 p.m. at the Effingham Imaging Center, 110 Goshen Rd.
Another huge crowd turned out Saturday for the annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade and Dickens Craft Village Festival. See these highlights and more from the Lions Club Christmas Parade in Rincon Nov. 19 in the Nov. 22 edition of the Herald and at community.effinghamherald.net.
In preparation for the 4-H Holiday Classic coming up Sunday at Effingham County High School, students in Bonnie Pritcher's Early Childhood Education classes and members of the ECHS FCCLA chapter rolled flatware.