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Hello Friends! Once again, my favorite time of the year has arrived. Something about this time of year just makes me happy and reminds me of my childhood. e cooler days and nights, the flowering cotton fields scattered across Colquitt County, the smell of freshly-pulled peanuts in the fields, and, of course, the Sunbelt Expo, all serve as reHeath Dorminey minders of days gone by. ankfully we didn’t have an overly hot summer this year, but we did have a wet one. For me, a cool fall and a cold winter would be just fine. In fact, as I write this, my family in Colorado is receiving their first snowfall of the year while here at home, the temperature outside is 84 degrees. I turned 34 this past September, and I’m very thankful to have done so. Sadly, there are many people who never even make it this far. So, rather than worry about getting a year older, I try and remain thankful for seeing another year go by. Speaking of getting older, I thought I was in pretty good shape until I pressure-washed a patio for the better part of a recent Saturday. I was so sore the next day I could hardly walk. I guess I should finally give some real thought to getting that gym membership. Once again, I am compelled to mention how much we appreciate all of our readers and advertisers. We work very hard on each issue and try our best to make each one a little better than the last. When we hear positive comments like we heard about our summer issue, it makes what we do even more enjoyable. We have been very blessed with some great advertisers over the past seven years, and we are grateful to all of you. In order for us to produce each issue, it takes your unwavering support. For those who have been with us for some time now, we thank you. If you’re a business owner who hasn’t tried us yet, we ask you to remember us for the next issue, which begins our 8th anniversary. Our goal is to promote this great town and to tell the fascinating stories that can be found here. We hope you enjoy our final issue of 2013. We trust that you’ll continue to support our advertisers as well. Always remember to let them know that you saw them in “Moultrie Magazine.” Also, be sure to visit our newly re-designed website at moultriemagazineonline.com to check out any of the recent issues you might have missed. Gratefully,
Heath Dorminey Fall/Winter 2013
Hello Again! ank you for all the kind words we received about our summer issue. It was truly a favored one among our readers. We are always happy to hear that you have enjoyed an issue of “Moultrie Magazine.” I have the great joy of meeting and talking to great people almost every day, and many of you shared with me your thoughts on the last issue and oﬀered us great story ideas for the future. is is a true delight for me. Again, we’ve worked extremely hard to bring you another great issue. As we enter a Jim Hill time of giving thanks, we are humbled to bring you the story of Jacob Martin. Many of you have seen the signs around town that say “Pray for Jacob.” is is your chance to meet him and his family and to hear his story of courage. He truly is a brave little soldier. We want you to know that we listen to your feedback, and in doing so, we bring you more about the bustling music scene in Moultrie. You asked for it, and Eric Foster-Whiddon was kind enough to answer the call. And as a special treat, we’re sharing with you the art of painting gourds. Katie Cato opened her doors to us recently and allowed us a peek at her unusual but amazing work. I don’t know about you, but I am ready for the holidays! ey’re always a great time to spend with family and friends. I love going to family get-togethers and spending the holidays with one another. You know we can work for all kinds of material things: fancy homes, cars, vacations, popularity, and prestige. But, when it all comes down to it, the only things that truly matter are family and friends. I have never seen nor heard someone who was facing the end of their time here on this earth say that they wanted to be surrounded by their money or the accolades they’ve received through the years. Instead, they want what we all want in the end – to be near the most treasured people in our lives. ere’s something about the holidays that brings us all together, and we can certainly use a lot more of that these days. It makes me think of the Christmas song that Elvis sang with the line that says, “For if everyday could be just like Christmas, what a wonderful world this would be.” Happy Holidays!
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What I Really Meant to Say Singer/songwriter Heath Deloach has released his first album. He talks with John Oxford about what it means to him to see the dream come to fruition and how growing up in a small town continues to inspire him.
Music in Moultrie: A New Song Downtown Eric Foster-Whiddon joins us this issue to uncover the bustling music scene in downtown Moultrie. He takes a look at one of the biggest things that makes our city unique – the talented group of musicians that call Moultrie home.
Brave Little Soldier
Four-year-old Jacob Martin was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor in July. Heath Cro sits down with the Martin family for an exclusive interview to discuss his diagnosis and prognosis. e family shares how the community has helped them to remain grounded throughout this horrifying ordeal.
Katie Cato shares with us the art of painting gourds. She opens the doors of her studio to us and shows us how the smallest gourds can have the biggest and most colorful impact.
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A local singer/songwriter recently recorded his first album. Heath Deloach released, “What I Really Meant to Say,” and it is currently available in a variety of digital formats, including iTunes, Amazon.com, Google Play, Shazam and Spotify. CDs are also available with free shipping on Ebay. He says he is very proud of the album, and the title is a fitting name for it. “I don’t want to write a song that goes nowhere,” Deloach says. “I want to elicit emotion [with my music].” Having learned to play guitar at 12 years old, Deloach says he began writing his own songs as soon as he began playing. Even though he had a collection of songs written, he joined e Notion, a band that played mainly cover songs. Although the band did play some original material, Deloach says none of them ever took oﬀ, and the group was primarily popular as a cover band. He took a year oﬀ from e Notion and became depressed with the realization that none of his own music had ever been released. “If you’re alive,” Deloach says, “you have to be doing something. I was tired of not doing anything.” Deloach says he played one of his songs for a friend and was encouraged to go and record it for release. He teamed with producer Matt Glisson to record what was originally planned to be a five-song EP album. Aer Glisson heard more of his original songs, however, Deloach says he recorded what would become a 14-song full-length album. It also originally began as Deloach playing acoustic guitar alone. However, in the end, Glisson added the remaining elements for the songs to have a full band, including organ, piano and strings, playing behind Deloach. “What I Really Meant to Say” is hard to categorize but is best described as a hybrid of rock, pop and country music, Deloach says. It has influences from ‘90’s rock music and early country music, a time in which artists wrote about their personal experiences. “It is part Dave Matthews and part Keith Urban,” Deloach says. Finally seeing the album released, his music recorded and available, Deloach says he is very proud of it. He compares seeing his first album to seeing a first child, and he says he worked very hard with writing and practicing to get everything right for it. “is is my first record,” Deloach says, “and I’ve got to be proud of it. If I’m not, I did something wrong.” Having been born and raised in Moultrie, Deloach says he can tell being from a small town has influenced him and his writing process. “Shop Song,” a recording that is only available as a single, is about a friend of his in Moultrie who has a shop behind his house. He says the two of them would go there to hang out and still do spend time there. e influence of being from Moultrie is also evident in how he spends time with his fans aer a show, Deloach says. Since people from a small town take things a little slower, he spends time with fans talking about the music and anything and everything else. “at is just what we do,” Deloach says. Even with the first album being released recently, Deloach says he is already in the process of making another. He says he has written about 30 new songs for his next album. “[An idea] is like a junkyard of songs in my head,” Deloach says. “I
like to be able to get my songs cut.” Deloach says he was able to play the Dogwood Festival in April. He says he had a great deal of fun and hopes to play it again. Still residing in Moultrie, Deloach says he wants to return to other small cities like that of his hometown which have crowds that are likely to enjoy his music. He says he enjoys reading fan feedback about his songs at all the places his album is currently available. M For more information about Heath Deloach, his music and show schedule, visit him at facebook.com/heathdeloachmusic.
Guest Columnist By: Everett Griner arlier this year, two of Moultrie’s young heroes met in Afghanistan, halfway around the world. You can’t understand the significance of a meeting like this unless you have experienced it. I have more than once. Let me first explain my undistinguished but unusual military career. I served just under seven years during two wars. My duties carried me to many places, foreign and homeland, and enabled me to perform military service in all four branches. On multiple occasions, in diﬀerent places, I managed to run into somebody from Moultrie. Here is my story. In 1944, I joined the Navy. My first duty station following boot camp was at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Sanford, Fla. My duty was with a Marine Corps security unit. For 14 months, I served under Marine oﬃcers and non-commissioned oﬃcers. Not once in that time did I serve under a Navy oﬃcer. But during part of that time – in the same barracks with me – was a young sailor who I had known in grade school in Moultrie, Seaman Charles Haynes. In the closing stages of the Pacific War, I was sent to San Francisco, where I sailed directly to Okinawa. My duty assignment was with the 7th Navy Amphibious Fleet whose job was to move occupational forces from various islands into Japan. Aer three of these trips, our LST (Landing Ship, Tank) was among many that the U.S. was giving to Japan to rebuild their sunken merchant fleet. We went to the Mariana Islands for reassignment. Here is where my first overseas meeting occurred. I boarded my new LST home shortly aer noon. Aer signing aboard, I was told to report for duty the next day. I spent the next few hours learning my way around. On the main deck, I stopped to watch a crewmember that was cutting a gun mount
with a torch. Aer several minutes, he stopped for a break. When he raised the face-plate of his helmet, I was looking into the face of B.F. Young, a former classmate of mine at Moultrie High School. Surprised? No! Shocked. We spent about three months together before that LST was decommissioned. We sailed into Tokyo Bay where each of us was to be reassigned. As I climbed the ladder to board the ship that would be our temporary home, I heard someone yell, “Hey Griner!” ere, on the main deck, stood Jack Reagan, another former MHS classmate. We spent several days together before being reassigned. My new assignment? Another LST. is one’s mission was to help move China’s Nationalist Army north to Manchuria to hold Mao’s advancing Communist Army. is took me to Shanghai and Hong Kong. One of the most scenic views in all of East Asia was the view of Hong Kong Harbor from atop the mountains that almost circle
the bay. I took the trolley up to the viewing platform. As I enjoyed the view and watched the crowd, I saw the familiar face of a young Navy oﬃcer. I walked up, saluted, and said, “I think I know you.” Indeed I did. It was Navy Lt. B.F. Melton from Moultrie, Ga. Not long aer that, I was discharged from the Navy and returned home to Moultrie. at was in July 1946. Fast forward to 1950 and the Korean War. I was working in omasville and facing recall to Navy duty. I chose instead to join the Air Force. Basic training was at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. I spent 10 weeks there. During that time, two former MHS basketball stars learned that I was there. So, I had a couple visits with Lonnie Brooks and Billy Tillman. From Lackland, I was sent to the Army’s Military Police Academy at Fort Gordon, Ga. is was a 10-week assignment with the Army. I didn’t meet anyone from
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Moultrie, but I rode home two weekends with a young airman named Weeks from Coolidge. Out of military police school, I was ordered directly to Wheelus Air Force Base, Tripoli, Libya. is was an 18-month assignment. A few months into that tour, I was in the chow line at the consolidated mess hall. Believe it or not, I saw the face of a man from Moultrie, Ross omas Jr. He had recently been assigned to Wheelus Air Base. Ross and I spent frequent Friday evenings at the NCO Club playing bingo and swapping news from home. On one of these warm desert evenings while waiting for bingo to commence, I saw standing in the doorway, his cousin, Bobby omas, also from Moultrie, Ga. Not long aer the bingo incident, the Air Force scheduled me to attend the Army’s training course at Frankfurt, Germany. I spent another five weeks in the Army. On preparing to return to Libya, I was walking through the Air Force terminal building. In a small, busy snack bar, I stopped for coﬀee and donuts. With my tray in my hands, I looked for a seat. Only one was vacant. I approached the sergeant seated at the table to ask his approval to sit down. Good gracious! It was SGT. Speedy Murphy, a former police oﬃcer, from Moultrie. Upon completion of my tour in Tripoli, I finished my Air Force tour at Great Falls, Mont. I didn’t meet anyone from Moultrie at Great Falls, but while filling out papers for leave time to come home, I stood next to the very man who replaced me on the job I had when I le omasville to join the Air Force. One final thought. It may not sound interesting to you, but all those people that I had met on four continents, I had known every one of them beforehand – in Moultrie, Ga. M
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Caleb Nelson, Beans & Strings student
very town has its special attributes and peculiarities; perhaps it’s a landmark, event or population that makes it unique. Missouri’s grand arch towers above St. Louis, the swallows return to San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and Clarkston, Ga. has become a microcosm of the world. What about our little town in the heart of southwest Georgia? What sets Moultrie apart? Fields of produce and a majestic courthouse come to mind immediately. However, there is something extraordinarily diﬀerent stirring beneath the watchful eye of the old courthouse clock that may, if encouraged, reveal the creative nature of our little town. Listen closely - you may hear a new song ringing in downtown Moultrie. Old storefronts are being reborn with fresh businesses on the square. As downtown awakens with these new endeavors, I cannot help but dream that it could become a destination for those seeking a unique southern experience on evenings and weekends. What would put us on the radar for such folks? As I take inventory of our community, I see two very significant ingredients for a thriving downtown culture: unique local dining and original local music. Unique local dining is easy to identify. e signs and awnings remind us that we can find a perfect steak at Blue Sky Grill, the best wings in town at Beef O’Brady’s or a slice of legendary quiche at ree Crazy Bakers. We can even top oﬀ the night with frozen yogurt from Family Ties or an aer-dinner latte at Beans & Strings. In a matter of weeks, our choices will also include cra beer and a reinvented southern meal at e Square. Other businesses are considering regular weekend events and extended hours. Momentum is building. Original local music is not as easily visible. We are blessed with a community of local songwriters and musicians; however, they do not have storefronts and signage to remind us that they are among us. ey blend into the all-familiar context of our daily lives and we are oen unaware of their talent; they provide our healthcare,
manufacture our uniforms, teach our kids, repair our computers and plan for the development of our little town. ese troubadours aren’t your average guitar pickers. ese folks are true artists who sing songs that encapsulate their lives - and our lives - grown from the rich soil of the coastal plain, tested with struggling and nurtured with a brand of love and faith only found south of the gnat line. (See the sidebar, “Moultrie Musicians: Past, Present & Future.”) With these restaurants and musicians in mind, a wonderful opportunity presents itself. Could music become so characteristic of downtown Moultrie that entertainment-seekers know they can come to the
square any weekend and find quality local talent performing live, somewhere? Could a creative culture thrive in downtown that doesn’t die between events on the amphitheatre? Could Moultrie become a place where songwriters are cherished, young musicians are applauded and the world is better because of music that began on the square? When we ride the one-way downtown streets on any future ursday, Friday or Saturday night, we could see businesses lit up and patrons dotting the sidewalk at outdoor tables or walking from shop to shop. Drive slowly, roll down the window and listen… you could hear a uniquely local soundtrack in downtown Moultrie, music written by our
Daniel Parrish, singer/songwriter
Darrell Phillips, Beans & Strings folk instrument instructor
neighbors. I have dreamed of this musical downtown Moultrie since I was a teenager in the mid-90s, hanging out at Guitar Works and learning guitar at Pitts Music, building a set list with my friends so we could make our debut at Battle of the Bands during Festival on the Square. When my wife, Vanessa, and I opened Beans & Strings in January 2010, we hoped to contribute to this vision by hosting live music every Friday and Saturday night in our store. We were amazed by the talent that emerged as we provided a platform. However, we also found that this vision was too heavy for any one business to support alone. We watched attendance at the shows wane over time, both for Friday Night Open Mic and for our Saturday night local artist concerts. I became weary of promoting every concert, and the downtown activity attracted a brand of loitering on the square that did not encourage the environment we hoped to inspire. Overwhelmed by the brutal learning curve of a rookie business owner, I chose to cut out our weekend entertainment and, for a season, shorten our store hours. I shook oďŹ€ my fascination with the vision of downtown Dr. Todd Trebony, singer/songwriter
Moultrie Musicians: Past, Present & Future For such a small community, Moultrie is a hotbed for musical talent. Check out these past, present and future Moultrie musicians.
PAST: Boudleaux & Felice Bryant A powerful husband and wife writing team, Boudleaux & Felice Bryant moved to Moultrie as a young married couple and wrote songs at a furious pace, eventually penning such great tunes as “Rocky Top,” “Bye Bye Love,” “Love Hurts,” and “Wake Up Little Susie.” According to SongwritersHallofFame.org and Wikipedia.org, their songs have been performed by artists such as Bob Dylan, e Grateful Dead, Simon & Garfunkel, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons and most famously, e Everly Brothers.
PRESENT: Daniel Parrish
Zoe Foster-Whiddon, Beans & Strings student
One of the hardest working local singer-songwriters is also the Director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Moultrie, Daniel Parrish. He released his first full-length solo album, “Mione Road” (pronounced “my own road”) in 2011, which debuted with a live performance and standing-room-only release party at Beans & Strings. Daniel’s fall 2013 dates include performances in Tion, Albany, Hahira, Sylvester, Lakeland and Moultrie. For more information about Daniel Parrish, visit DanielParrishMusic.com and read his full Moultrie Musicians interview at MoultrieMagazineOnline.com. His music can be streamed online at Spotify.com and SoundCloud.com, purchased in digital format at iTunes.com and Amazon.com or in hard-copy CD format at Beans & Strings, Tarragon Grill and any of his live shows.
FUTURE: Cheyenne Dahlgren
Dr. James Huﬀman, singer/songwriter, Red Clay Raven
In 2010, Beans & Strings opened its doors and Cheyenne Dahlgren joined her first band. is doesn’t seem like a major accomplishment for Cheyenne, unless you realize that she was in fih grade! Just 10 years old and already bursting with music, Cheyenne began to belt out classic rock tunes as the frontperson of Kickfire, Beans & Strings’ hardest-working student band to date. Along with her bandmates James Mercer, Brandon Yates, J.W. Griﬃn and Presley omas, Cheyenne clocked hours and hours of stage time at local events like Spring Fling and Relay for Life (Moultrie), Veteran’s Day Festival (Norman Park), May Day (Doerun), and Lily Festival (Adel). ough Kickfire’s set list is comprised of cover songs, Cheyenne is honing her songwriting skills and has her sights set on a career in music. Currently in eighth grade, Cheyenne continues to front Kickfire and is also a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist for ird Cousins, another Beans & Strings student band. For more information about Cheyenne and Kickfire, visit facebook.com/kickfirefans and read her full Moultrie Musicians interview at MoultrieMagazineOnline.com. For peformance dates for ird Cousins, visit BeansandStrings.com or DowntownMoultrie.com.
music and led my staﬀ to refocus our business on its primary purpose: Beans & Strings is a music school with a coﬀee shop in it. Since August of 2011, we have only hosted concerts for our own students – and local music-lovers have bemoaned the silence on the square. When brainstorming for our summer programming, my staﬀ decided to host a one-week songwriting workshop called Songwriting RockIt. We planned to end the workshop with a “Writers in the Round” event where they could learn from local songwriters and share the songs they wrote through the course of the workshop. At this Friday evening event, several of my songwriting friends attended, sat among the students and their families and discussed the nuts and bolts of songwriting. e artists who contributed were exceptional: Angelie Lipscomb and Dr. James Huﬀman (who together perform as Red Clay Raven), Dr. Todd Trebony (of Elijah Ride), Daniel Parrish, Darrell Phillips (folk instrument instructor at Beans & Strings) and Robbie Pitts (assistant manager at Beans & Strings). Each artist shared a song or two, along with commentary, and encouraged our students when they shared their own compositions. Workshop students who performed included Caleb Nelson, Logan Fitz, Angelie Lipscomb, singer/songwriter, Red Clay Raven
Laura NeSmith, Cheyenne Dahlgren and Zoe Foster-Whiddon. e house was packed! Friends, family members and a random assortment of downtown patrons sat and listened intently to 90 minutes of songs and stories. e environment was supercharged with creativity and, aer the event, attendees buzzed about it for days on end. Because of Songwriting RockIt and Writers in the Round, a new group of locals got a glimpse of the musical Moultrie that I see when I dream of what downtown could be. Momentum is a rare and precious commodity. It does not present itself oen and, when it does, we are wise to capitalize on it. From our little storefront on First Street, I see pieces falling into place for something significant to occur. e Square is opening next door to Beans & Strings. Blue Sky Grill is expanding into the old Friedlander building. Family Ties Yogurt is open late on ursday and Friday nights. ree Crazy Bakers now serves dinner on ursday and Friday nights. We even have Marcus Holloway, an employee of downtown merchant Griner Jewelry, on a journey with American Idol! I watch over a hundred talented young men and women walk in and out of our lesson studios every day with instruments in hand and songs in their hearts, possessing talents that most people could only dream of having.
Laura Hiers, Beans & Strings student
e time is now for Moultrie to come alive with original music and, because of the felt momentum, I have contacted our downtown shop owners, asking if they would host performances for student and adult musicians in their businesses. I was met with an overwhelming, “Yes!” I am very excited to announce that beginning this fall you will find local artists performing during the weekends at Beans & Strings, ree Crazy Bakers, Family Ties Yogurt, e Square and in several other locations to be announced. Both adult and student musicians will be performing at downtown events like Lights! Lights! (November 28), the Santa Shuﬄe (December 7) and Winter Festival under the Lights (December 19). To find weekly performance locations, dates and times, visit DowntownMoultrie.com. At some point you will ask yourself, “What is there to do in Moultrie?” When you do, remember our downtown restaurants and musicians. ey are, in fact, “ours” and they are investing much time, money and eﬀort to bring something diﬀerent to our town. How can you encourage this revival downtown? e new song on the square will grow stronger and sweeter as it is supported with smiles, dollars and a community of friends who help downtown Moultrie find its unique, creative character. Contribute to the momentum by showing up… and watch our downtown grow! M Eric Foster-Whiddon is the owner of Beans & Strings, a music school with a full-service espresso bar on the square in historic downtown Moultrie. As a songwriter, educator, and business owner, he advocates for local music, music education, and downtown Moultrie. is article is part of an ongoing series highlighting music in Moultrie. Visit MoultrieMagazineOnline.com, DowntownMoultrie.com, and BeansandStrings.com for more information.
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indsay Martin says her son Jacob loves to whisper in her ear. But what he whispered in her ear on July 4 gave her pause. Jacob thought he was going to be sick. She says that she took him outside to the edge of the porch just in case, but when nothing happened she thought it best to bring him inside to cool oﬀ. Jacob and his older sister Addison had spent the day playing with the neighbor’s kids as they oen do. He had come in earlier to take a nap, but nothing about that was strange. e day was just like any other day. at is, until Lindsay Martin says she noticed Jacob staring oﬀ into the distance. She says she called her husband Grant in, and he began talking to Jacob and asking him if he knew who he was. Jacob could hardly speak. In the five minutes it took them to get him to the emergency room, Jacob was drooling and convulsing.
While at the hospital, doctors administered Valium to stop the seizing and Zofran to help with the vomiting. Jacob was then taken back for a CT scan and chest X-ray. Two hours later, Lindsay Martin says the doctors said that everything looked good and suggested that he might have epilepsy. Jacob ended up spending three nights in the Intensive Care Unit vomiting continuously. While in ICU, his oxygen level dropped into the 50s a few times, and he continued to shake on his right side. She says she feared her son had suﬀered a stroke. On Sunday, Jacob was released from the hospital. e next day, his mother took him to his pediatrician in omasville. He was still experiencing tremors the next night around 11:00 when she decided to call the pediatrician to express her concern. Jacob’s doctor advised her to bring him to Archbold’s emergency room immediately. Doctors at Archbold were unsure about doing another CT scan since Jacob had just been administered the scan days before in Moultrie. eir concern was the
amount of radiation exposure. However, Lindsay Martin says they needed to figure something out and decided to go ahead with the scan. “When they give you a time frame of an hour, and then it’s two hours before you even hear something, you start to wonder,” she says. Aer two hours had passed, she says she was informed that they were waiting on the scans from Moultrie to arrive so that they could compare their findings. She says she knew immediately that the doctors had found something or there would be no need to compare results. She says that around 3:00 a.m., the doctors came in and asked for the entire story again. Aer she told them everything that had happened on July 4 and the following days at Colquitt Regional Medical Center, the doctors gave her the news. ey had found a mass. eir plan was to transfer him to Children’s at Egleston Hospital in Atlanta as soon as transport could get him there. e doctors informed her that they had already been on the phone with surgeons in
Atlanta, and the doctors there were anticipating his arrival. While she had taken Jacob to omasville that night, Grant Martin had stayed home with their older daughter. She says she had the horrific task of calling her husband and informing him of what the doctors had found. e Martins le for Atlanta around 7:30 that morning. Immediately upon arriving in Atlanta, Jacob was taken for an MRI. Lindsay and Grant Martin were informed that their 3-year-old son had a rare inoperable brain tumor known as Gliomatosis Cerebri, one that doesn’t respond to chemotherapy. ey were told that their only option was radiation. She says that by then Jacob seemed to be doing okay, and along with the doctors, they made the decision to hold oﬀ on any type of treatment until later because one of the side eﬀects of radiation was that it could stimulate the tumor. e Martins le Atlanta on July 12 having made plans to return several weeks later for more tests, another MRI and a spinal fluid test to check the amount of fluid in Jacob’s brain.
She says that the doctors informed them that he would eventually need a shunt put in to relieve the pressure. Lindsay Martin says the doctor’s theory was that the tumor had been there for 2 to 3 years and had been asleep. e following week, with Jacob doing well, the Martins traveled with family to Daytona Beach. In Atlanta, Jacob had been prescribed anti-seizure medications which caused dizziness. Lindsay Martin says she was giving her son Bonine to counteract the motion sickness even when traveling short distances around town. On the way down to Florida, Jacob was only sick a couple times. However, he was sick the entire trip back, his father says. Once they returned, his mother says she took him back to the emergency room at Archbold because the vomiting wouldn’t stop. e doctors in omasville called Egleston to make sure that the Martins didn’t need to travel to Atlanta. Once the tests came back and were sent to Atlanta, she says she was told that everything looked the same as it had in early July. ere had been no increase in the size of the tumor. e family had planned a trip to Disney World for mid-August while Jacob was still well enough to make the trip. Just before leaving, Lindsay Martin says she began to notice that Jacob could not hear as well as before. She took him to his pediatrician to check for an ear infection or anything of the sort. Everything looked fine.
“I’m a firm believer in God,” says Lindsay Martin. “I’ve seen what he can do.” “at’s what I was afraid of,” she says. She says she discussed the trip with Jacob’s pediatrician and asked the doctor if they should go or remain home. Or even worse, should they call Atlanta and head there? Jacob’s doctor told his mother to go ahead with their planned trip and to try and have a good time. However, she says she was told that should anything happen while they were away then she should, of course, call Atlanta. e Martins ended up leaving Disney a day early because Jacob vomited almost the entire time they were at the park. And it had become evident to them that he couldn’t hear anything at all. Aer calling the hospital in Atlanta, they were told to leave the park and drive straight there. “So we le and drove back to Moultrie, unpacked the suitcases, repacked them up again, then drove to Atlanta all in the same day,” says Lindsay Martin. She says that the next morning, the doctors came in first thing to take Jacob for an MRI. ey found that his tumor had grown. However, the change was so subtle that one doctor couldn’t see it while others on his team said they had to use a ruler to measure it because the change was so minute. e doctors informed the Martins that it was time to begin radiation. While Jacob had undergone a hearing test in a sound booth, it was evident to his mother that he didn’t understand the instructions.
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He was to put a toy in a basket each time he heard something. Being a normal child, Jacob began throwing the toys in the basket without regard to the sounds he was being asked to listen for. An audiologist then informed her that there was a test that could be done while Jacob was under anesthesia that was inherently more reliable. Lindsay Martin says her concern was putting him to sleep yet again. However, the audiologist oﬀered to do the test while he was already under anesthesia and having his port for treatments implanted. e audiologist was shocked to see that Jacob’s hearing was at 100 percent. She then suggested that it was a neurological issue. Jacob could hear, but his brain couldn’t respond fast enough for him to talk back. e radiation oncologist told the Martins that one way to know if the radiation was working would be if Jacob’s hearing returned within three weeks. Lindsay Martin says that between two and three weeks passed and one morning the alarm went oﬀ. She says that Jacob was slapping her arm to wake up. A little later, one of the doctors passed his room, and without thinking, she says she told Jacob to wave hello. When he did, the realization that he could hear hit her. Because he hasn’t had another hearing test since then, the Martins say they aren’t sure just how well he can hear, but he can hear. “at’s what makes us feel positive that the radiation has worked,” says Lindsay Martin. Jacob spent a total of six weeks at Children’s at Egleston Hospital. Today Jacob seems like his normal self though he may not look like it at first. He’s been put on steroids which have caused him to swell. However, a few minutes alone with him, and it’s easy to see the now 4-year-old is taking all this in stride. Even in the hospital, Grant Martin says his son was shooting the Nerf gun and throwing the football. He says the only time he cried in the hospital was when a not-so-gentle nurse would remove a bandage a little too fast. “ey weren’t being careful like some of the other nurses had before,” he says. “e only thing he’s cried about is he’s missed Dairy Queen’s cup of cheese,” says Grant Martin. “You can’t get that nowhere else.” Lindsay Martin says that Jacob is not aware of what has been going on. ough he knows he isn’t well and isn’t in school, his parents haven’t sat down with him to tell him the scary details. She says the hope is that the treatment will kill the tumor or at least put it back to sleep. Because of the theory that doctors have that Jacob has lived with this for almost his entire life, she says there is a possibility that he could live with it for the rest of his life so long as it stays asleep. “ey said that it’s something that will always be there, but it could die and he could live with it forever,” says Lindsay Martin. She says the doctors were amazed that Jacob could walk, talk, and act normal. “He’s done all of that,” she says. However, if things progress, the reality of the doctor’s prognosis of 12 to 24 months is something his mother says they are not accepting. “I’m a firm believer in God,” says Lindsay Martin. “I’ve seen what he can do.” Jacob had previously had a seizure when he was a 6-month-old. He was at daycare when the staﬀ noticed he was staring oﬀ. ey began snapping their fingers and clapping their hands in front of him, but he wouldn’t look at them. Lindsay Martin says she rushed him to
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Photos by Heath Dorminey the emergency room then, and the doctors decided it was a side eﬀect of a medication he had previously been placed on for acid reflux. Aer stopping the medication, Jacob was fine until July 4. “at kind of makes you wonder if that was maybe the beginning of everything,” she says. She also says it fits perfectly into the theory that the Atlanta doctors have
pouring of love and prayers means more than I could ever say or express in words.” “Stuﬀ like this has never happened to me either,” says Grant Martin. “I’ve never really known how to deal with any of this, and other people have really helped out.” One of those people has been Beth Norman. Norman, who is best friends with Lindsay Martin’s aunt, Shelia Newton, says
on their website. “I just wanted to try to oﬀer a little relief to them when money was the last thing that should be on their minds,” says Norman. “She put that into the Ride to Give website, and it turned into all kinds of other stuﬀ she probably wasn’t expecting,” says Grant Martin, “but she helped out with a
“I never expected the whole community just to open their arms and their hearts to us,” says Lindsay Martin, “and just the outpouring of love and prayers means more than I could ever say or express in words.” about his tumor having been there for a few years, but since no scan was done then, there is no way of knowing for certain. What the Martins do know is that they are both filled with gratitude for the way the community has embraced them and their son. “I never expected the whole community just to open their arms and their hearts to us,” says Lindsay Martin, “and just the out-
the two were talking on the phone one day tossing around ideas and thought they would try an online fundraiser for Jacob. e first website that she chose was Ride to Give. According to their website, Ride to Give is a charitable non-profit organization based in Nyack, NY. Founded in 2013 by Kaete and Dave Nazaroﬀ, the organization raised just over $10,000 for the Martin family by posting Jacob’s story and photos
lot of things.” A silent auction and yard sale held at Flair Salon in August raised $7,000 and another local website has raised $9,925. Between two and three thousand vouchers from Pizza Hut were passed out for a oneday fundraiser where a percentage of the bill was donated to the Martin family. Store Manager Payton Moore says that wait times were up to three hours on the
day of the event which raised $1,800. “We’ve never had one so successful,” says Moore. She says that because Jacob had stolen their hearts, even the servers decided to give their tips to the family. Moore says that because of the long wait to be served, a donation jar was also put out front, and the jar alone brought in another $1,300. Norman says, as a mother, it was heartbreaking to her to hear Jacob’s story. Although, she has known both Lindsay and Grant Martin forever, they were never especially close. She says she is more like a friend of the family. However, Norman says that it’s the community who has shown up in big ways. “I’ve always been thankful for our community,” she says. She says that if Jacob lived in a big city like Atlanta or New York, no one would care about him like they do here. “We get invested in each other,” says Norman. “Moultrie will never let you down.”
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As we have seen in the past, it only takes one person to start a movement. For Jacob Martin, that person is Beth Norman. “I’m honored to be that person for him,” she says. Grant Martin says all the help his family has received has changed his perception forever. “I’ve never really thought of our community like I do now honestly,” he says. “I’ve changed my whole outlook on the community of Moultrie.” “Everybody in the community praying for us, I know, is what really has gotten us through all of this,” says Lindsay Martin. For now, Lindsay Martin says she is praying that God will direct her path. When Jacob first received his diagnosis, she says that people suggested that she do her research, but she says she began to read things that she didn’t want to read and to hear things that she didn’t want to hear. She does suggest becoming an advocate
for your child because the doctors are not always correct. At first, she was against radiation because she wasn’t expecting it to happen so fast. She says she thought it was something she had a couple years to prepare for rather than a couple months. “Only you know what you want to put your child through,” she says. However, she also says, Jacob’s reports have been seen by doctors at hospitals all across the country, and they all agree that he’s in the best place possible for the type of care he needs. His parents say that none of this has gotten Jacob down. He has never quit trying to eat. He still likes to play with his older sister. Addison says she enjoys playing with him even when he tries to pick her up and throw her on the ground. “He just brings joy to everybody,” says Grant Martin. His mother says his day begins at 6:00 a.m. because of a strict regimen
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of medication. He then rides with her to take his sister to school, comes home to eat his breakfast and then goes outside to shoot his gun, throw his ball, or play cornhole. His days end very much like they begin, next to his mother. Grant Martin says Jacob stays awake until he sees his mother close her eyes. Only then does Jacob sleep. M Editor’s Note: On November 7, 2013, Jacob’s MRI showed a 35-percent reduction in the size of his tumor. e family is planning to continue chemotherapy treatments both orally and intravenously. Donations to the Jacob Martin Charitable Trust can be made at any Ameris Bank location.
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f it sits still long enough, Katie Cato
will paint it. At least that’s what she does with the gourds that she and her
husband Tracy grow on their bamboo farm. Like many working moms, last summer Cato began to feel that something was missing in her life. She hadn’t painted in almost six years. “I kind of had a void, you know, in my life,” Cato says, “and I wanted my little boy to see what I liked to do and what I enjoyed and to be around while I was doing that, so I started painting again.” Her first foray into gourd painting came in 2001 when her then-boyfriend Tracy brought gourds from his parents’ Moultrie farm up to Athens, her hometown, where both of them were living at the time. “I just thought they were the coolest things,” she says. She says she had never before seen gourds used for as anything except birdhouses.
While living in Athens, Tracy Cato worked for her father at her parents’
farming, their main business now. “People are starting to become more in-
gourds which she loves. She had her first set of miniature gourds shipped to Athens
wholesale nursery. He was born and raised
terested in bamboo,” she says. “Over the
from Morven. Having saved the seeds, she
here in Moultrie and moved to Athens to
past decade, it’s become pretty popular.
decided to plant them on the bamboo
attend UGA where he received his master’s
She says people use them for privacy
farm. She says the ideal time to plant is in
in business. e two were introduced by
screens, sound barriers and for decorative
the spring, and the gourds mature in late
purposes, and they sell to landscapers and
summer. ey take a couple months to dry
collectors alike. e two have lived on
out and are then ready for painting.
“He’s just a really smart guy,” she says. e couple once lived on a farm in rural Tennessee to learn the art of bamboo
their bamboo farm since 2007. As for her specialty, it remains the tiny
“I just enjoy doing it,” says Cato, “and people seem to really enjoy them.” Unless someone has asked for a matching set, it’s diﬃcult to find two of the same. “I really don’t do a lot of the same one,” she says. However, she says, the colors she chooses may be the same from time to time. “I have color combinations that I think I’m really drawn to,” she says. “I just play around with it, and some of the craziest color combinations have so
much impact.” Cato says she comes from a long line of artists – her great-grandmother, grandmother, and father have all been artistic in their own right. She says as a child, she took china painting classes and art lessons and that she always loved to paint and draw. She says she has even dabbled in mosaics and stained glass as well as oil and watercolors. “I’ve just always loved art,” she says. She’s recently had some time to paint while being on maternity leave aer giving birth to her now 4-month-old baby girl, Sadie
“I kind of had a void, you know, in my life,” Cato says, “and I wanted my little boy to see what I liked to do and what I enjoyed and to be around while I was doing that, so I started painting again.” Laurel. Having now returned to work as the special education preschool coordinator for the school system, she might find it diﬃcult to carve out the time to paint for awhile. “I’ve always enjoyed working with families and helping people,” Cato says. “at’s how I got into the school system.” She began work as a school social worker and then took another position which eventually morphed into her current coordinator position. “ere’s such a need in this county,” she says. “ere’s so many young children with developmental delays.” And while she hasn’t pursued painting gourds on a professional basis due to the combination of being a mom, running the bamboo nursery and her work at school, Cato says she’s happy to have shown her son Jack something that is a part of her. “I wanted him to know that about me and to understand that was something important to me,” she says. M
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Bobby Browning.................................................229-891-5169 Patsy Browning...................................................229-890-7669 Charlotte Kelley..................................................229-891-5111 Jeri Smith............................................................229-873-5374 Heath Dorminey..................................................229-798-2245 Owner Financing
1524 Ivy Lane 2 BR, 2 BA Townhome $139,900 MLS#902457
116 Longleaf Way Callaway Gardens 2 BR, 2 BA and 1 half bath $250,000 MLS#902534
719 South Main Street Moultrie, Georgia 31768
14 Pine Valley Circle 3 BR, 1 BA and 1 half bath $89,000 MLS#902650
904 Bonnie Circle 3 BR, 2 BA Lakefront Home $109,900 MLS#902808
313 Floral Drive 2 BR, 2 BA Townhome $110,000 MLS#902965
308 Camellia Drive 3 BR, 2 BA Great Family Home $155,900 MLS#903002
362 C.O. Kennedy Road 3 BR, 2 BA 7.5 acres $119,900 MLS#903051
2 Old Tram Road 5 BR, 3 and 1 half bath BA $339,000 MLS#903066
24 Wiregrass Circle 3 BR, 2 BA Great Neighborhood. $155,000 MLS#903092
2 Bracken Drive 3 BR, 2 BA and 1 half bath $234,900 MLS#903155
236 Langford Street - Berlin 3 BR, 1 BA $59,900 MLS#903257
6491 Thigpen Trail - Doerun 3 BR, 1 BA 3.17 acres $92,000 MLS#903260
3 Bracken Drive Great Family Home 4 BR, 2 BA and 1 half bath $172,000 MLS#903281
17 Pearl Street 3 BR, 2 BA Formal DR $156,900 MLS#903287
19 Cherokee Road 4 BR, 3 BA and 2 half baths $610,000 MLS#903289
1720 South Main Street 2 BR, 1 BA End Unit $85,000 MLS#903385
1363 GA Hwy 133 South 3 BR, 2 BA 2 acres $89,000 MLS#903452
209 5th Ave S.E. .26 acres Commercial $159,000 MLS#903210
323 2nd Street S.E. .26 acres Commerical $87,500 MLS#902698
110 North Main Street 5,296 sf Commercial Building $250,000 MLS#903070
515 US Hwy 133 South Commercial 6,484 sf 1.62 acres $299,000 MLS#903070
For Sale or Lease
780 26th Ave. S.E. 3,000 sf Former Dr. Office 1.62 acres $550,000 MLS#902991
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South Main Street 3,000 sf Commercial Building Sale: $135,000 or Lease: $2,000 per month
Farms l Plantations Commercial Lots and Buildings
HOMES - FARMS - LAND COMMERCIAL - LOTS AUCTIONS 131 S. Main Street Moultrie, Georgia
Johnny Slocumb, Broker, Appraiser, Auctioneer Jean Fuller, Associate Broker Jody Slocumb, Realtor, Appraiser Wayne McKellar, Realtor Becky Dupree Dena Jackson
229-985-5687 229-941-5413 229-941-5985 229-873-7094 229-456-2422 229-456-3081
1327 Hwy 319 South Custom built 4 BR, 3 BA home on 1.56 acres with over 4,000 sq.ft. Features LR with fireplace, DR, Den, Office, Foyer with grand staircase & marble floor, master suite with his and her walk-in closets, cedar lined, and many more amenities. $249,900 MLS# 903356
1682 Faison Road Great country living on 8.28 acs. This 3 BR, 2 BA home with many amenities is quality and charm. Large LR/DR combo, den with brick fireplace, barn with a 1 BR, 1 BA apartment, plus room for horses. $249,900 MLS# 903094
2049 GA Hwy 37 West Just outside city. Well maintained 3 BR, 2 BA home with updated kitchen, family room with fireplace and deck. $129,900 MLS# 903310
2087 Baker Road - Coolidge 11.67 acres with completely renovated cabin, 6 stall horse barn, fenced pasture and more, conveniently located to Moultrie & Thomasville, REDUCED!! $125,000 MLS# 229-456-3081
222 Lakeshore Drive Updated 3 BR, 2 BA home in Clubview subdivision. Portion of yard is fenced and home is ready for immediaate occupancy. $99,000 MLS# 903377
1907 Magnolia Avenue Well kept brick home with 3 BR, 2 BA, separate LR and DR, den, sunroom and workshop or guest house with air conditioning. $99,900 MLS# 903136
1875 Carlton Road - Coolidge 3 acres with 2 manufactured homes with beautiful yard and pond. Great location between Moultrie and Thomasville. $98,500 MLS# 903480
152 Mary L. Hiers Road Large 4 BR, 3 BA doublewide home on 2 acres. Several outbuildings, including a silo, barn and shop. $75,000 MLS# 902869
1921 Camilla Highway 110 Southgate Drive Townhouse with 2 BR, 2 BA, LR/DR combo, kitchen Spacious 2 BR, 2 BA home with separate LR and DR, kitchen, den with fireplace, screened front porch, carwith applieances and outside storage. port and mother-in-law suite with bath and kitch$90,000 MLS# 902902 enette. Fenced back yard. $82,500 MLS# 903445
2066 Cedar Street - Barwick 2 BR, 1 BA brick home on large lot in Town of Barwick. Features 2 BR, 1 BA, LR with fireplace and corner cabinets, den/dining combo with built-in bookcases, kitchen with nice cabinets, stove and built-in shelves, sun-room, enclosed front porch and outside storage with 1 car garage. $74,900 MLS# 903514
47 Kingwood Gardens Older home with 2 BR, 1 BA, 24 x 30 shop. Ready for immediate occupancy. $48,900 MLS# 903466
(229)985-7296 l 1235 1st Ave l Moultrie
229-228-7296 1306-A E Jackson Street Thomasville
229-377-7296 US 84 East Cairo
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229-248-0010 413 N. West River Plaza Bainbridge
229-924-2424 100B West Jefferson St. Americus
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