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Pat Stewart

Pat Stewart is an active member of Friendship Baptist Church and she is a focal point for this church's ministry to those undergoing cancer treatment. The project is called "Friendly Blessings," and involves making colorful and attractive tote bags for those going through chemotherapy or radiation treatments. The bags are filled with items that can make the waiting time associated with long trips to the doctor's offices speed by a bit faster. Pat's group will place inside the tote a magazine, a paperback book, a puzzle book, bottled water, hand sanitizer, hard candy and miscellaneous notions - things ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


James Stephens

Dr. James Stephens is the director of the Ministry for the Sick and Homebound at St. Matthew Catholic Church. In this role, he coordinates 12 Extraord-inary Ministers of the Holy Commun-ion who make weekly visits to parishioners who cannot come to mass due to sickness or physical impairment. he has been a eucharistic minister for 18 years. As more and more Americans experience the challenges and limitations of aging, outreach ministries such as this are becoming increasingly important, both to the aged and to their caregivers. James serves on the faculty of the College of Public Health at Georgia Southern ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Russell Rosengart

Russell Rosengart uses his business expertise and personal time as a volunteer in order to help build better futures for the children of Bulloch County. Russell is now serving his second term as president of the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County. Not only does he provide business leadership to the Boys and Girls Club, but also financial support and hands-on service to this very worthwhile group. Russell is a graduate of Leadership Bulloch, has served on the board of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce. Russell also volunteers with the Georgia Southern Center for Entrepreneurial Learning & Leadership by ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Martha Ray

Tonight we honor another husband and wife team - John and Martha Ray. Both John and Martha are exceptionally committed members of States-boro's First United Methodist Church and both are heavily involved in their church's mission program, with John serving as chairman of Missions. By the time John and Martha go to Mexico in August, it will mark John's fourth mission trip and Martha's third. Upon retirement from Appalachian State University, the Rays settled in Savannah, where John became active with the Second Harvest program. Since moving to Statesboro, he has continued his work with Second Harvest ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


John Ray

Tonight we honor another husband and wife team - John and Martha Ray. Both John and Martha are exceptionally committed members of States-boro's First United Methodist Church and both are heavily involved in their church's mission program, with John serving as chairman of Missions. By the time John and Martha go to Mexico in August, it will mark John's fourth mission trip and Martha's third. Upon retirement from Appalachian State University, the Rays settled in Savannah, where John became active with the Second Harvest program. Since moving to Statesboro, he has continued his work with Second Harvest ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Moena Mullis

Moena Mullis is a happy, soon to be 90 year old, who was just awarded a special bar for her name tag signaling her completion of more than 3,000 hours of volunteer services at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. While she really enjoyed the years she spent cheering people in the hospital as she visited patient's rooms delivering the Statesboro Herald, she now welcomes those who need assistance at the front desk. Some of you will recall that former President George Bush called on every American to contribute 4,000 hours of community service in their lifetime. As ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Sara Melford

One friend describes Sara Melford as "the most caring person I have ever met." Despite a few medical issues, Sara is dedicated to helping improve the lives of others. She is an active volunteer with ACTS - Area Christians Together in Service - volunteering for at least three hours each week as a database researcher. Sara has just assumed the responsibility for the First Methodist Soup Kitchen, where, on average, 250 individuals are served a hot meal every Saturday. Sara possesses a "spiritual gift" for shopping and puts that gift to work creating gift packages for those in need - creating over 300 ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Brian Kent

Brian Kent is a very giving volunteer in this community, often doing work that may go unnoticed by the public, but certainly not unnoticed by the person he is helping. Brian is very active in the American Diabetes Associa-tion work, serving as chairman of the local campaign, raising money for diabetes education and to try to lower the 9.2 percent incident rate of adult diabetes in Bulloch County. As part of their program of service, the ADA is seeking to lower Bulloch County's rate of adult obesity - currently more than 29 percent. Brian also volunteers his time and ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Kenneth Johnson

Over the past dozen or so years, Kenneth Johnson has continually volunteered for various duties at Bulloch County schools as the official clock keeper for both football and basketball home games. He is president of the Statesboro High School Track boosters club, and organizes and manages the concession stand - the proceeds from which support the track teams. In addition to volunteering at various school events, Kenneth has been a volunteer coach for the Statesboro/Bulloch County Recreation Department's soccer and football programs. After college, Kenneth formed a group of young men dedicated to community service projects including visits to ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Penny Harris

It's hard to believe that every 10 seconds an animal is beaten or abused! But it's true and that's why people like Penny Harris work so diligently with the S.T.A.R.S. project - that's Save the Animals Rescue Society - an agency she helped start in an effort to save the homeless and abused animals and to increase public awareness of the needs and suffering of animals. Penny is a diabetic and works tirelessly as a team leader in the Bulloch County Walk for Diabetes program - seeking to increase public awareness of this dreaded disease ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Lynda Hamilton

Lynda Hamilton's service to others covers many years, and has touched many individuals. One friend suggests that Lynda was taught to serve others by her mother, whose guiding principle was "it needs doing and you can do it." Lynda's local service includes serving three years as president of Altrusa, during which she worked to start a Mother's Day project for Safe Haven children, the local shelter for victims of domestic violence and their families. When Lynda closed her gift shop, she contributed her inventory and furniture to Safe Haven, enough to supply the core offerings for Safe ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Julie Franklin

People provide service to their communities in various ways. For Julie Franklin, much of her volunteer work is one-on-one. Perhaps it is trying to find shelter for a homeless person, or seeing a child that needs foster care. For many years Julie provided foster care for "Ronnie" and her love and caring for Ronnie recently moved to the adoption stage. Julie's belief in the fostering concept helps her work closely with Chris Yaughn, another of tonight's honorees, on the Fostering Families Bulloch organization. Julie has been an energetic supporter of Statesboro First Methodist Church's soup kitchen, now ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Jerry Forehand

In the Stilson community, there is one constant: People always seem to help each other. So, as we honor Jerry Forehand for his service to his community and to its people, to some degree, we honor the whole community. Jerry owns a retail store, and when people of his community are down on their luck or have lost their job, he frequently helps by providing food at no cost. When Jerry learns of someone with a disability or illness, he has helped by providing labor, material or money to build ramps or other items needed to make their home more ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Gary Davis

Few people have used their businesses for the betterment of their community to the degree Gary Davis has with his six Bulloch County Subway locations. In the past 15 years, Gary has commissioned the Annual Subway Challenge, which has raised more than $150,000 for the benefit of local charities including March of Dimes, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Association, Habitat for Humanity, American Diabetes Association, Ogeechee Area Hospice, Humane Society, Josephs Home for Boys, Fostering Families of Bulloch and the United Way. Gary has been generous with his financial gifts and gifts-in-kind to many other local ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Anne Clifton

Anne Clifton is the medical coordinator for Statesboro's Hearts and Hands Clinic. In this capacity, she has volunteered 1,500 hours in 2011 and so far in 2012. She is demonstrating a remarkable level of dedication and selflessness in this role as she schedules patients and physicians, serves as women's health coordinator, works tirelessly as a fund-raiser and grant-writer, helps ensure that the clinic's patients have adequate transportation and so much more. Anne's work in improving health care is a vital part of improving our community. Anne is a former president of the Statesboro Garden Club ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Tried and true works best with children

I've said it many times, but it bears repeating: A child's natural response to the proper presentation of authority is obedience; as in ...

February 26, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: First stagecoach mail routes approved for Georgia

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

February 26, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Sunday Supper -- Herb roasted chicken

The warm climate we experience in Southeast Georgia often leaves cold temperatures few and far between. It's only February and already, I've had ...

February 26, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: We must work at being more sensitive to others

I heard about a woman who was so sensitive she even lied about the age of her dog!

February 26, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: The changing face of death

Death and dying, event and process, have always generated personal problems, the physical and emotional agonies of grief. Witness the biblical accounts of David's ...

February 26, 2017 | | Life


Davis achieves highest rank in Boy Scouts

Only a ninth grader at Southeast Bulloch High School, Drew Davis earned the rank of Eagle Scout last quarter and held his Eagle Court of ...

February 26, 2017 | By Julie Lavender | Life


Hands-on approach key for Bishop Sharma Lewis

She's the little sister to three older sisters and big sister to one brother. To fill their shoes would be huge task, but Sharma ...

February 24, 2017 | By VICKI MCCORMICK LEWIS Language Arts, Portal High | Life


And the winner: Starting over

The fields surrounding Sandhill are naked. Along the edges of the yard, where a fence would be if I were a fence sort of person ...

February 19, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Best interests of child is paramount

Q: Our 14-year-old son, who was adopted by open adoption, now wants to go live with his birth mother. She was completely out of the ...

February 19, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: There are things God wants us to know about him

There is a lot of skepticism about God today. I suppose this has almost always been true. Atheism, agnosticism and pessimism ("Where is God when ...

February 19, 2017 | | Life


Victor Simmons: Leader in the art world, humble servant

For Statesboro High School graduate Victor Simmons, art is more than a vocation. Much like Proverbes 23:7, "For as he thinketh in his heart ...

February 19, 2017 | By ENOLA G. MOSLEY, Ed.D. English Dept., Statesboro High | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: New stagecoach routes would hug the Georgia coast

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

February 19, 2017 | | Life


Roxie Remley a pioneer for women in uniform

Before Roxie Remley was a force for the arts in Statesboro, she helped beat a path for women into the U.S. Army during World ...

February 19, 2017 | By Al Hackle ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Life


Wemberly Ponder is still a willing teacher and student

"O Statesboro, where the sun smiles; where the evergreen grows from mile to mile." --Lyrics to "O Statesboro, Where the Sun Smiles," by Wemberly Ponder

February 12, 2017 | By VICKI MCCORMICK LEWIS Educator, Portal High School | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Table for 2 -- at home

Valentine's Day is well on its way, and if you find yourself without a restaurant reservation, or simply prefer a romantic night at home ...

February 12, 2017 | | Life


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