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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Exchange Club of Effingham presented their prestigious "Golden Deeds Award" to Gussie Nease at the Springfield United Methodist Church service on Sunday morning. This award is given to individuals who exhibit outstanding qualities and acts of service to others.
Jennifer Cobb, speech/language pathologist at Effingham Hospital, told the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about new treatments available at Effingham Hospital for dysphagia or difficulty swallowing. The medical disorder impacts mostly older patients with a cognitive impairment. The hospital offers services to help achieve optimal communication with speech impairments. The Sunrise Rotary Club meets at the Guyton Christian Church Center, 105 Third St., Guyton, Tuesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. More information is available on its Web site www.effinghamrotary.org
The fifth annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce Taste of Effingham was held Thursday at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym in Springfield, and another big crowd turned out to sample the wares of local restaurants and caterers.
Effingham Fire and Rescue recognized the accomplishments of staff, volunteers and family members in the inaugural awards and accolades banquet held Feb. 21 at the Effingham College and Career Academy, including meritorious service awards for life-saving instances.