A number of Effingham County students participated in the theme contest for Effingham County's Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Day Celebration to be held Jan. 19, and the winners have been announced as follows:
Students at Ebenezer Middle School presented The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama a $3,332 check on Oct. 31, after holding a three-week fundraiser for children with life-threatening medical conditions. The check presentation took place at 10 a.m. in the school's atrium.
Art teachers, Raquel Lucius and Mary Cale Anderegg at Sand Hill Elementary and South Effingham High School are recipients of this year's Grassroots Arts Program (GAP) funds created by the Georgia General Assembly.
Rincon High School class of 1948 held their 60th class reunion at the old home place of Ralph Kessler in Rincon on Oct. 11. The group enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Ralph and Margie Kessler and a day of reminiscing with old friends.
Roman Catholics, outraged by the indoctrination of their children through the reading of the King James version of the Holy Bible in public schools of the 19th century, petitioned New York Public Schools for a redress of their grievances - grievances which were supported by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.