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    We have had a wonderful week on the Web site. Lots of pictures, events and blogs have been posted. Keep them coming! Our community really enjoys them. Soon we will have more space to pull more Web content into print.
    Please welcome Nancy Bryant of Ogeechee Area Hospice to the Blogspace as a Community Contributor. If you’ve ever met Nancy, you know how passionate she is about her work. She has a great respect for the preciousness of life and providing comfort and dignity to those who are facing the end of life themselves or with a family member. Nancy hopes to open communication about a topic that most people are hesitant to discuss.
    Our California kin are here for a visit. Ken’s mother and father will be with us until tomorrow. His younger brother joined us for a few days earlier in the week. The house always seems so empty when they leave. We have threatened to hold them hostage.
    While showing them around Statesboro, we have had a great time. If you haven’t been to Statesboro Brews for dinner, you’re missing out. Check out their menu on the Dining Guide. The service was superb. I am wheat intolerant, so I can’t eat foods made with wheat flour, which is really a problem when dining out. Our waiter Ryan took extra time to consult with the chef to make sure they could accommodate my dietary issues. They found a sauce I could have and substituted a side. My food was delicious, and I didn’t have to give up the sauce.
    We also made a stop at Daily Grind for dessert. The 14-layer chocolate cake got to Ken’s brother, and he thoroughly enjoyed it. Daily Grind is also on the Dining Guide. Their desserts and coffees are fantastic.
    They all rode out to Meinhardt Vineyards one day, and Ken’s dad fell in love with a peach dessert wine. It’s so nice to have a variety of activities nearby so that when company visits, we don’t have to drive into Savannah for everything.
    I invite you to check out all the restaurants on the Dining Guide. Let these restaurants know you appreciate them going the extra mile to help you know about their food and services.
    The entries for the “Draw Truman” contest were all so good. The art teachers in Bulloch County can be really proud of the children. It took three different people, plus a person with a background in art, to finally decide the winners. It was a very difficult decision to choose only one from each category.
    We had a special visit from Truman this week. He came to town to help with a party for a winner in the “Draw Truman” contest. Jalin Knight, who is in Mrs. Redden’s third-grade class at Mattie Lively Elementary, was the winner from the second and third grade age category.
    Truman was so impressed with the children and educators at Mattie Lively. In the hallways, the children were orderly and quiet. The children in Mrs. Redden’s class were very polite. They said “please” and “thank you,” raised their hands to speak and helped with refreshments. Truman hopes to see you all again really soon.
    Make it a great week!
    Community News Editor Pat Homer can be reached by phone at (912) 489-9465 or by e-mail at
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