Approximately 100 people attended the Valentine's Day Sweetheart Dinner and Dance to benefit the Mars Theater last Saturday. Lisa Brant, the organizer of the event, said she was happy with the turnout for the first year and hopes to build on that number next year. The event was held at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum.
Effingham Fire Rescue Venture Crew 691 and Bloomingdale Fire Explorer Post 124 attended the 2009 Winterfest event in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Both groups are part of the Coastal Empire Council Boy Scouts of America.
Susan Arnsdorff Schnase, daughter of Gordon and Clara Sue Arnsdorff and granddaughter of the late Alton and Saralyn Arnsdorff of Springfield, was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans by the Omaha, Neb., Jaycees last month.
Jeffery Hancock was named the Effingham County School System STAR student Thursday at the Rotary Club of Effingham County's meeting. Hancock is South Effingham High School's STAR student. He chose Carla Dean, his eighth grade earth sciences teacher, as his STAR teacher. Hancock will be attending Georgia Tech.