GUYTON - In her new children's book, "The Christmas Donkey" (published by AuthorHouse), Linda Whitten-Goros offers readers a brand new look at a traditional story: the birth of Jesus and his purpose for man from the perspective of a young donkey named Apart. As the story begins:
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon and Membership Chairman Jerry Freyermuth present Nicole Ware with a commemorative Rotary ink pen for her presentation on the benefits of acupuncture and herbology treatments.
Effingham County School Superintendent Randy Shearouse, right, congratulates Vivian Lawson and Becky Truluck during the Effingham Sunrise Rotary meeting on Tuesday morning. Lawson and Truluck presented the members with a presentation on the benefits and successes of the "Work-based Learning Program" in Effingham County.
Vivian Lawson, coordinator at Effingham County High School, and Becky Truluck, coordinator at South Effingham High School, discussed the Effingham County school system's work-based learning program with the Effingham County Rotary Club.
Club President Karen Tanksley inducts Ramona Lovett, principal of Ebenezer Middle School, into the Effingham County Rotary Club, as Dr. Mark Winters, her Rotary sponsor, joins Tanksley in welcoming Lovett.
On Saturday, Effingham Women in Business hosted a Women's Expo. Businesses represented at the event were Teach Right, Effingham Hospital, New York Life, Magnolia, Premier Designs Jewelry, Liberty National, Joann's Florist, Sheila's Cakes, Ever After, Mary Kay and Fireflies.
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.