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Kiwanis Club volunteers help out at Special Olympics

The Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo may be over, but local club members aren't slowing down.

April 29, 2012 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Life


Audio introduction of the 2012 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards

Listen to Statesboro Herald president Joe McGlamery's introduction to the 2012 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Award recipients.

April 26, 2012 | | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Ray Hendley

Recipients of the Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year Award are those persons who provide a wide range of service to the community. It recognizes those whose service and commitment goes above and beyond the normal standards as they make a difference in the lives of others.

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Horace Harrell

This recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award is both a hands-on servant leader and a man with the vision to dream of things not yet realized.

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Ralph Andrews

This Lifetime Achievement Award goes to one with an exceptionally long history of serving others.

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Chris Yaughn

What started out as a desire of a young family to become foster parents led to the founding of an organization named Fostering Families Bulloch. Chris Yaughn and his wife Kim realized as they began the process of becoming foster parents that there was a great need for supporting existing foster parents and for children already in the fostering system. Chris started small: cookouts for foster parents in his home, outings for foster children to the Kiwanis Fair. One of Chris' major projects has been the creation of a Clothes Closet. Many times children are displaced in the middle of ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Justin Unkel

Justin Unkel is a young man with a history of addiction. Today, he works every day to overcome many obstacles on his way to a better life. As a result of his addiction, Justin lost his driver's license and now makes his way everywhere he goes on his bike. Part of his sentence was community service at Pineland Mental Health. He was so impressive in his work there that he was offered a permanent part time position. One of the ways he is regaining his dignity and self-respect is by working to help others. Last May, Justin rode his ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


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


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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: German duke unimpressed with Georgia circa 1825

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

November 20, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Parents, don't engage in arguments with your children

Q: In last week's column, you advised parents not to argue with teenagers. That's fine and dandy advice, John, but you failed to ...

November 20, 2016 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: A spirit of thanksgiving

People arrive at thankfulness in a myriad of different ways. We're not naturally born with a heart of gratitude or a spirit of thanksgiving ...

November 20, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Out of the cloud and into the past

Mea culpa. I broke a basic rule of grammar, twice using the objective case "me" instead of the nominative case "I" in my column on ...

November 20, 2016 | | Life


Honoring those who served

Around 200 people attended the community Veterans Day observance last Friday in the Averitt Center for the Arts' Emma Kelly Theater, hosted each year at ...

November 20, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia one of first states to build quality roads

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

November 13, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Children free to disagree but not disobey parents

My advice to the Wall Street Journal, the only news source to which I subscribe: Stop trying to be all things to all people. Specifically ...

November 13, 2016 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Count your blessings in the calm and storm

Despite the struggles and hardships last month's hurricane caused, the month of November serves as a daily reminder to count our blessings, both at ...

November 13, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: The gospel of Saint Kathy

The morning after the presidential election breaks still and gentle. The colors of the landscape - pale gray, faded blue, soft green - make me think of ...

November 13, 2016 | | Life


A Lesson In Democracy

While the nation went to the polls on Election Day Tuesday, students at Mattie Lively Elementary School got a jump start on doing their civic ...

November 13, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: First roads are built in Georgia colony

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

November 06, 2016 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: 3 Thanksgiving side dishes for your family table

Happy November! The biggest food holiday of the year is just weeks away, and I've got three side dishes to enliven your family feast ...

November 06, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Grandpa's advice isn't the best for unmotivated teen

Q: Our 17-year-old daughter is bright but puts very little effort into her schoolwork. For example, she currently has very low grades in several classes ...

November 06, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Lost in 'the cloud'

I hear a lot lately about "the cloud," a cyberspace phenomenon in the realm of computers and smartphones. It is not physical, takes up no ...

November 06, 2016 | | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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