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A Positive Spin Cycle Kids’ Bike Ride to Benefit Homeless Families By Stephen Prudhomme They won’t be riding up the Alps or through the streets of Paris, but participants in the Tour de Kids will be doing something that is generally foreign to competitors in the Tour de France. They’re pedaling to help others. The first-time event, scheduled for Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to noon at Daffin Park and hosted by the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Coastal Georgia, will benefit homeless families with children in Savannah and the surrounding areas. Youngsters between the ages of 4 and 13 will ride around the inner roadway in the park. Kesha Gibson-Carter, executive director of the Interfaith Network, says the younger children will probably ride one lap, while the older participants will do two to three laps. Along with paying a $10 entry fee, each youngster is asked to raise $50; typically, Gibson-Carter notes, participants will sign up 25 people at $2 per pledge. Each rider is required to wear a helmet and will receive an event T-shirt and water bottle. Carnivallike activities will be held in the park following the ride. Previously, Interfaith Network held an annual yard sale to raise funds. Gibson-Carter says that proved to be labor-intensive, and the proceeds didn’t justify the amount of work required to put on the yard sale. Seeking a way of raising money offering a greater return, Gibson-Carter researched the local walks, runs and golf tournaments benefiting charities. When nothing struck her fancy, she did some “brainstorming” and came up with the idea of putting on a children’s bike ride. Gibson-Carter says she didn’t want to come up with one more golf tournament or walk. “I wanted it to be something special,” she explains, “something that would stand out. I think it’s a great idea to include children.” Helping to recruit participants are riders Marlie Stineman, Mary Hamilton and Jones Carter. Gibson-Carter notes that Stineman approached Interfaith Hospitality two years and said she wanted to help homeless children. When the executive director was looking for someone to help promote the ride, she contacted Stineman. “Marlie’s

a firecracker, a go-getter,” GibsonCarter says. “She’s mission-minded at an early age.” Sharing that same quality is Carter, Gibson-Carter’s 8-year-old son. He says he likes to ride a bike so he can help people have “stuff” they never had before. “That makes me feel very good,” Carter says. Just as he doesn’t count minutes when riding his bike, the third grader will likewise not come up with a count as to the number of laps he’ll do at Daffin Park. “I’ll ride as much as I can,” he says. This year’s goal is to have 300 participants and raise $15,000, which will go toward the operating costs of the Interfaith Network, an independent, non-profit organization that works to alleviate family homelessness by providing shel-

ter, meals and intensive support through churches in Savannah and Coastal Georgia. The organization also links families with agencies that will help them find jobs and daycare.

Gibson-Carter has seen a change in the profile of homeless families with children who come to her agency. In the past, she notes,

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Kessler Dedication By David Seckinger

You could not have asked for more beautiful weather—a warm spring day without a cloud in the sky. Friends said it was a perfect day for Rebecca Kessler, who was the outdoors type. Last Friday, April 17th, about forty people attended a ceremony at Young Harris College to dedicate a new swing to Kessler. Rebecca Lynn Kessler died tragically on Oct. 3, 2008 when her car ran off the road and down a steep embankment on Highway 515 in Union County. Kessler was 19-years-old, an honor student at South Effing-

ham High School and Young Harris College, a member of the Dorcas Society, and a young woman active in sports. Rebecca’s mother, Ramona, attended the dedication with one of Rebecca’s aunts. Ramona is an alumnus of Young Harris College. In fact, Rebecca was attending YHC because of family tradition. During the dedication, Ramona said the college has been wonderful, that Cathy Cox did everything she could, that people from the college came down to attend the funeral, and afterwards, they have sent letters, called, and supported the family.

YHC student Ali Neese stands behind Ramona Kessler, who shared her heartfelt gratitude to Rebecca’s friends for their support.

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Elyse Cobb, with the YHC student government association, said the student body planned the dedication for Kessler before Christmas. The students raised the money for the swing and a plaque memorializing Kessler. Cobb said the college’s maintenance department put up the frame for the swing and has offered to do some landscaping. The swing is located at Cupid Falls. At first, the planners of the swing wanted it built on campus. However, one thing led to another and they decided to build the site at Cupid Falls. The falls have quite a history. A half century ago, the falls fed a corn mill, and there are still physical reminders of that mill at the falls. Even more, the falls have the name Cupid because it ___________________________________ Continued on page 3

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many of their clients were single mothers with two to three children. Nowadays, she’s seeing more two-parent families. “That’s the fastest-growing segment of the homeless population,” says Gibson-Carter, adding that the economy has contributed to this increase in terms of lost jobs. “These are regular people, like you and I, who are finding themselves homeless. I’ve also noticed these people are staying with us for longer periods of time;” the average length of stay, once 30 to 45 days,

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is reportedly a place where young couples meet, fall in love, and in essence become one. During the dedication, Cobb made a speech for the SGA and Lisa Tuttle spoke for Dorcas. YHC president Cathy Cox said she was proud of her students, they had come up with the memorial on their own and even went to the city asking for approval for the building project. “She was a well-loved young lady, an A student, had a very bright future cut too far short, but this is a good day to celebrate the memories we have of her,” said Cox. During the ribbon cutting ceremony, the mother Ramona offered a tearful thank you to the

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has increased to 55 to 60 days. Other factors she cites resulting in homelessness include broken relationships, domestic violence and house fires. Working with 20 area “host” churches, Interfaith Network helps keep families together and prostudents. After the ribbon was cut, most of the students took Sharpie magic markers and wrote notes for Rebecca on the swing’s frame, such as, “Becca, you are greatly missed and greatly loved” Of course with time, the ink marks will fade, the weather will change, and the water that gushed down Cupid Falls that day will pass through a handful of rivers before ending up in the Gulf of Mexico. And there will even be a day when the loss and grief felt over the untimely death of Rebecca Kessler will also become swallowed up by time and eternity. But last Friday afternoon, the family and friends of “Becca” gathered together to remember. When asked what Rebecca would have thought of the dedication ceremony, Ramona Kessler replied, “She would love it. It was so special.” her husband had forged several of her checks and cashed them, stealing over $1,100 from her account. (“For richer, for poorer...”) • Deputies were handling another call when a man walked up and asked him to move his patrol car so he could get his vehicle out. The Deputy obliged and then got out of his patrol car. The man backed out, looked at the Deputy and smiled, then stepped on the gas, spraying him with rocks and debris. The Deputy got in his patrol car and got the man stopped just a short distance away. The driver then began walking towards the Deputy with an aggressive stance, all bowed up. The Deputy pulled out his taser and ordered the man to stop and put his hands on top of his car. “I ain’t doing $#*%!” the man replied, continuing towards the Deputy. So the Deputy tasered him. By now, the man’s family was moving towards the Deputy and another Deputy who’d gone to help him. That Deputy pulled his service weapon and convinced this ugly mob to back off. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct and obstruction. (Where’s a couple of L.A. cops when you need them? This guy woulda, and shoulda, looked like a Rodney King pinata when they were finished with him!)

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CITY COUNCIL REPORTS Pooler Pooler City Council met briefly Monday night, with only Councilman Stevie Wall unable to attend. The emergency lights were on as City Hall, and most of Western Pooler, lost power due to the thunderstorm outside. In the Public Safety Report, Councilman Allen said the Police Department handled 1,335 calls between April 3rd and April 16th, bringing the year to date total to 9,427. The Fire Department handled 84 calls between April 1st and April 19th, bringing their year to date total to 550. In the Streets, Drainage, Parks and Trees Report, Councilman Cowart noted routine maintenance had been performed in all departments. The Recycling Center continues to grow, and is now open on Mondays and 8 hours on Saturdays. The Recycling Center is located on South Rogers Street. Cowart repeated that citizens can call 748-4800 if they have yard waste that needs to be picked up. This is done the last week of each month. He also repeated his request that citizens stop raking their leaves into the city’s ditches, as “it causes problems on nights like tonight,” he said, referring to the storm outside. In the Recreation Report, Councilman Royal said the city’s baseball, softball, T-ball, and soccer programs were up and running strong now. In the Building and Zoning Report, Councilwoman Benton said there had been 3 new single family building permits issued, bringing the year to date total to 31. Mayor Mike Lamb then read

a proclamation naming Thursday, April 22nd as Toastmaster’s Day in Pooler. This is in conjunction with Gov. Sonny Purdue naming the week of April 19th-25th as Toastmaster’s Week in Georgia. The club is noted for teaching the skills of public speaking and leadership. They meet on Wednesday nights at the Mighty 8th Museum at 6:30pm. In Old Business, Council approved the franchise ordinance with Georgia Power on the Second Reading. No wonder! The franchise ordinance brings over $800,000 revenue to the city annually! There were only two items in New Business. First, Council approved the recombination plat of lots 537 and 538 at The Farm for D.R. Horton Homes. This was done to correct the side setback between the two homes. Second, Council approved the final plat for Towne Park, Phase 1, Block C. This is the townhome complex at the end of Governor Treutlen Blvd. behind the Quality Inn. And that was it for official business. Mayor Lamb then opened the meeting up for comments from the peanut gallery, and Mr. Wilson Roberts strode powerfully to the podium, and thanked and commended the city’s Fire Department and Public Works Department for their help and hard work in cleaning up the mess after a giant pine tree, three and a half feet in diameter, fell in his neighborhood. Charles Archer was next, stepping up and thanking the Police Department for their help in the traffic problems getting out of the new recreation park onto Pooler Parkway Saturday afternoon. Sev-

eral people agreed that traffic was very difficult with the large number of people attending the ball games Saturday. City Manager Robbie Byrd said Officers would be on hand to help with traffic at the site until the new traffic signals arrive. Finally, Leo McDonald told Council he thought “the new fountain looks great!” He added a little too softly “I always wanted to pour a box of Tide in the old one!” City Council meets the first and third Monday of every month at City Hall at 6pm. The public is invited, ...nay, encouraged to attend to see how our tax dollars are being spent! Bloomingdale Bloomingdale council members had their hands full at the April 16th meeting. Normally a request for a zoning change is simple enough, but what if the property straddles the Bloomingdale and Pooler city limits simultaneously? When Mr. Ortega of Bloomingdale decided to build an apartment building on his property off of Pine Barren Road, it was within Bloomingdale city limits. After a land swap with Pooler however, only a quarter of it lies on the

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Bloomingdale Alpha United Methodist Church 5 East Hwy 80 • 748-4062 Pastor Anna Kelley Ash Street Baptist Church 310 Ash Street • 748-0902 Rev. Carlton Wiley Bloomingdale Alliance Church 501 West Hwy 80 • 748-6351 Rev. Ken Otto Church of the Nazarene 1116 East Hwy 80 • 748-9128 Pastor: David Horne Journey Church Meeting at Bloomingdale Elementary, Sunday mornings at 10:30am Pastor Larry D. Wilson 224-6453 First Baptist Church of Bloomingdale Cherry Street • 748-4017 Rev. Darrell Bailey New Life Sanctuary 1410 Pine Barren Road • 988-3598 Pastor Bryan M. Smith

United House of Prayer For All People 4107 6th Street • 966-5522 Elder Samuel Ransom

Pineora Baptist Church 131 Elkins Street • 772-3044 Pineora (Corner of Ga. 17) Pastor: Bobby Braswell, Jr.

Oakland Missionary Baptist 187 Burkhalter Rd. • 236-3439 Pastor Jerry Wright

Countryside Baptist Church 1201 Noel C. Conaway Rd. Pastor Terry A. Wilson

Alpha & Omega Ministries 4906 Pineland Dr. Pastor James P. Witherspoon Palm Grove Primitive Baptist 2207 Shaw Avenue • 964-2080 Elder James W. Kicklighter

Oak Grove Missionary Baptist 4617 Louisville Road • 964-2683

Woodlawn Baptist 407 Talmadge Ave. • 964-8676 Gary Johnson, Pastor

Berea Southern Methodist Church 2872 Noel Conaway Road (GA 30 near Kolic Helmy Rd), Guyton Silver Hill United Methodist Church Silver Hill Church Rd. Pastor Al Fernandez Clyo United Methodist Church Railroad St. at 3rd. Ave. Pastor Al Fernandez Corinth Baptist Church 290 Corinth Church Rd. 754-0032 • Shawnee Pastor Jeff Self Mizpah United Methodist Church Clyo Kildare Rd • 754-1563 Pastor: Jose Velasquez Garden City Central Baptist Church 4010 Old Louisville Rd. 965-0752 Rev. Kenny Harrelson Count It All Joy Ministries Highway 17 Michael Tucker

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Parkway Church of Christ 4360 Ogeechee Rd. • 234-4040 Clay Johnson

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Powers Baptist Eden • 748-6288 Travis Cowart, Sr.

Guyton/Marlow Faith Ministries International 51 Central Blvd. (Hwy. 17) 772-4849 Pastor, Bruce Meyers

New Life Covenant Church 1105 E. Hwy. 80 • 220-5244 Rev. Rodney A. Sprauve

New Vision Pentecostal Church, 2355 Hwy 119 • 772-4417 Pastor: Charles Bazemore

Abundant Life Community Church (ELCA) 119 Canal St. Suite 104 Just off the Pooler Parkway near Cancun Mexican Restaurant Weekly Worship - Sundays at 10 AM www.AbundantLifePooler.com Pastor Seth Bridger 856-6871

Pineora Holy Church of God 460 McLaws Rd. • 232-6100 Pastor Ronnie Miles Faith Baptist Church 1951 Hwy 119 South • Guyton Dr. Calvin Bradley, Pastor 772-5269 www.fbcguyton.org Elam Egypt Baptist Church Paul Moore, Pastor 2166 Egypt Ardmore Rd • 754-5060 Rev. Peter Vermeulen United Methodist Church Ga. Hwy 17 • Marlow Rev. Peter Vermeulen Hwy. 30 Church of Christ 1952 Noel C. Conaway Rd. 728-3819 John W. Wright, Jr.

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Guyton United Methodist 401 Church Street • 772-5099 Rev. William A. (Chip) Strickland

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Pooler Beth-El Alliance Church Quacco Road Rev. Michael Owens

Pine Street Baptist 118 Lynn Bonds Avenue Pastor: Chris Roberson

Bethesda United Methodist 3608 Midland Road • 728-3332 Pastor Matt Waldron

Clifton Baptist Church 100 Big Hill Rd. • 964-2335 Rev. Oddie Luckett

It’s Harvest Time Church 409 W. Hwy. 80 • Pooler 748-1560 Sundays at 11am Pastors Greg & Donna Van Gorp West Chatham Baptist Church South Rogers Street Rev. David Stanford

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Thomas Chapel AME Savannah Town Rd. • 754-1233

Ephesus Reformed Baptist 826-4598 • Pastor Steve Thomas

Turkey Branch United Methodist Turkey Branch Rd. • 754-0053 Madison Morgan – New Pastor

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New Life Worship Center 5509 McCall Road • 826-3832 Pastor Paul Flippo

Gateway Community Church Now meeting at the YMCA on Pooler Parkway • 220-1074 Pastor Matt Hearn www.gatewaysavannah.com

First Christian 826-2224 Minister Steve Parker

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First Baptist of Marlow 2229 Central Ave. • 772-7438 Pastor Daniel Alexander (Minister of Gospel) Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Association Education Center Central (Hwy 17) & Simmons Rd. Macedonia Baptist Church Central (Hwy 17), Guyton Pastor: Delmons White Safe Haven Church/ Mission Central (Hwy 17), Guyton Pastor: Emmett Patterson Liberty Christian Fellowship Church 302 Church Street • 772-5522 John Tanner, Pastor Royal Temple Holiness Church 409 Samuel Small Dr. - 772-3498 Elder Verdie Banner New Providence Baptist Eric Palmburg 772-3590 New Hope Christian Church 2420 Courthouse Rd. • 772-4499 Rev. Brad Proudfoot Trinity Faith International Church 776 Kolic Helmey Road Pastor: Kaye Bell

Christ Presbyterian Church Coffee, Welcome with Worship at 10:00 a.m. 1743 Quacco Road • 925-6441 Rev. Ed Ayers • 713-1276 www.ChristPC.net The Sycamore at West Chatham Meeting in homes on Wednesdays Pastor Ric Smith 596-4725 New Birth Savannah Meeting at West Chatham Middle School Gym 800 Pine Barren Road • 233-6755 Pastor: Kenneth K. Law New Life Sanctuary 1410 Pine Barren Road Pastor J. S. Hartman • 572-6001 Heavenbound Baptist Church 1014 Quacco Road • 921-1500 Rev. Gene Alderman

Port Wentworth Bonnybridge Baptist Church 811 Bonnybridge Rd. • 964-0553 Dr. Dan Hall, Pastor Open Door Ministries at Joel’s Place 13 North Coastal Hwy. at Bonnybridge Rd. • 964-5001 Pastor Neil Bush Bible Connection Ministries 410 S. Coastal Hwy. • 965-1101 Pastor: Alex Grant, Jr. First Baptist Church of Port Wentworth Hwy 25 • 964-5811 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Hwy 25 • 964-0219 Father Michael J. Kavanaugh North Salem Baptist 955 Hwy 30 • 964-7933 Pastor Phil Hudson Port Wentworth Alliance Church 222 Cantyre Street • 964-4495 Pastor John Smith Faith Foundation C.O.G.I.C. 7 Cantyre Street • 964-0019 Pastor, Elder Earl Williams, Jr.

Marantha Assembly of God 454 Weisenbaker Rd. • 826-5234 Rev. Mike Beck

Northside Baptist Hwy 21N • 826-5346 Rev. Mike Jones Rincon Church of God Hwy 21, Rincon Pastor: DeWayne Merritt Rincon Baptist Temple 305 Weisenbaker Rd. • 826-5818 Rev. Ron Hand Rincon Church of Christ 306 E. 4th St. • 826-5440 Rincon United Methodist 107 Savannah Ave. • 826-5796 Sr. Pastor: Rev. Larry Bird Journey Community Church 5938 Ga. Highway 21 South Pastor Michael Bassett 754-9444 St. John’s Lutheran Hwy 21 at 7th St. • 826-5411 Springfield Agape Assembly of God 703 First St. Ext. • 754-6354 Pastor: Shane Holcombe

Real Life Christian Fellowship 841 Crossgate Rd. Pastor Paul L. Taylor, Jr.

Bethel Lutheran ELCA 1984 Hwy 21N • 754-6561 Rev. Shelley Nelson-Bridger

Port Wentworth United Methodist 201 Turnberry Street • 964-4210 Pastor: Tom Edwards

Holy Samaritan Apostolic Church of the Living God 148 Rawls Drive Pastor Isiah Brehler, Sr. 754-4234 First Baptist of Springfield 1435 Hwy 119N • 754-3443 Rev. Jeff Rollins

First Presbyterian Church Pooler (PCA) 329 Hwy. 80 East • 330-9415 John Fender, Pastor

Jehovah Shammah Assembly of God 432 Blandford Rd. • 826-2173 Pastor Jackie Gordon

Life Baptist Church 1541 Highway 21 South • 754-3148 Pastor Charles Powell

Faith Bible Baptist Church 5137 Old Louisville Rd. • 964-7655 Dale Mathis, Pastor

St. Luke’s Episcopal 155 Goshen Rd. 826-3332 Worship Service, 9:00 am Sunday School, 10:30 am Rev Dr. Bob LeFavi

Gethsemane Baptist 1102 N. Maple St. 754-7530

Risen Saviour Lutheran 1755 Quacco Road • Pooler Worship: 10AM Pastor James Borgwardt St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church 1285 Pine Barren West • 748-6016 Sunday Worship 10:30am Rev. Dr. Robert LeFavi, Vicar First Baptist Church of Pooler Hwy 80 • 748-7521 Rev. Otis Hill Rothwell Baptist Church 216 Rothwell Street • 748-7593 Rev. Devin Bell South Valley Baptist Church Rev. Barry Jackson Pine Barren Road • 748-0279 Reaching For Souls Located in the All American Glass Shopping Center on Hwy. 80 478-494-0893 Pastors: Stanly & Angela Abraham

Living Faith Church of God 3789 Noel C. Conway Rd. Rev. Sean Faircloth 728-8811 House of Prayer of Rincon Fort Howard Road in Rincon Services: Sunday 11 AM & 6:30 PM 826-2570 Pastor: Mildred Lake Cornerstone Baptist Church Lexington Avenue Sunday: 10:45am • Wednesday: 7pm 754-9650 Pastor Duane Logsdon Centerpoint Churct Meeting at Effingham YMCA 1224 Patriot Drive Pastors David Rhoads & Mike Bassett 826-5521 Acts III Global Church 604 Goshen Road • 826-2981 Pastor, Al Usher Church of the Harvest 434 Weisenbaker Rd. • 826-6461 Rev. Brunson

Bethel New Testament Christian Church 1295 Little Neck Road • 412-4995 Pastor D.M. Nelson New Vision Baptist Church 2417 Louis Mills Blvd. 236-4841 Pastor Gary Bradham Savannah Holy Church of God 707 Little Neck Road • 920-0042 Pastor: Rev. Ryan Ralston

Northside Church of God 273 Church Row • 754-4801 Pastor Reginald Anderson, Sr.

Calvary Assembly of God 1007 West Hwy 80 • 748-5847 Daniel Webber, Pastor

Southwest Chatham Amazing Grace Baptist Church 5790 Ogeechee Road • 858-4362 Pastor: George Barron

Chevis Oaks Baptist Church 102 Sylvania Rd. at Chevis Rd. 925-3852 Rev. Eric R. Carpenter

New Testament Fellowship UPC 307 South Laurel St. • 754-9782 Pastor: Walter Thomas

New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church 130 Giles Avenue • Rincon • 826-2431 Solomon J. Roberts, Sr. - Pastor

First United Pentecostal Church 1735 Grove Point Rd • 927-0569 Rev. David A. Hodge

Goshen Road Baptist 1323 Goshen Rd. • 826-1826 Rev. Frank Hodges

St. Mary’s Holiness Church 205 Stokes Ave • Rincon • 826-4525 Bishop Billy Scott

Crossroads Worship Center Hwy. 80 at N. Rogers St. • 547-5101 Rev. Joe Hubbard

Fellowship Bible Church 841 Old Dixie Hwy. • 754-9645 Pastor Robert Quarterman

Southwest Baptist 831 Little Neck Road • 925-0699 Dr. Robert B. Peacock, Pastor

Port Wentworth Baptist 231 Grange Rd • 964-0762

Rincon Effingham Baptist Church 1007 North Columbia Ave. 826-3794 Pastor: Tom Davis

Union Springs AME Union Springs Church Rd. • 7549460

Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church Blandford Rd. • 826-5259 Rev. Jonah E. Jerman

Grace Community Church 1094 Goshen Rd. • 826-4204 Pastor Wesley Corbitt

The Church at Godley Station (Meeting Sundays at 9am behind Home Depot on Pooler Pkwy) Pastor Earnie Pirkle Assoc. Pastor: Steve Dees 220-4440

St. Mathews Baptist 218 Wallace Dr. • 754-3143

Abercorn Baptist Baker Hill Rd. • 826-4213

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Wildwood United Methodist Garrard Avenue Rev. Rick Bishop

Church of Christ 4506 Augusta Rd. • 964-6443

Goshen United Methodist Church Hwy. 21 at Goshen Rd • 826-6088 Pastor Ricky Rushing

“The most important things in your home are the people.”

Wilder Memorial Baptist 1 Gamble Road Rev. Tom Keller

Fairlawn Baptist Church 4719 Augusta Road • 964-4371 Rev. Harold Edwards, Sr., Pastor

Church of Christ Hwy 80

Zion Fair Missionary Baptist 4123 First Street • 964-1322 Ronald Smalls

Guyton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 301 Pine Street 772-3478

Living Hope Community Fellowship 5008 Augusta Rd. • Garden City (Hwy. 21 next to Dairy Queen) 965-0406 Pastor Joyce C. Hall

Fountain of Life 2836 Hwy. 80 • Faulkville • 704-1462 Pastor Joseph Clinton

Faulkville Baptist Church Hwy 80 • 748-7332 Pastor Albert Hill

Westside Christian Church Hwy 80 • 748-0309 Pastor Leonard Daughtery

Effingham International Worship Center 2836 Hwy 80 • 748-7308 Pastor Eddie Tomberlin

Solid Rock Baptist Church 5th Street • Meldrim

Woodlawn United Methodist 2502 Hwy 80 • 964-0787 Sanford Brown

St. John Divine Baptist Hwy 80 Rev. Alphonso Piper

Firm Foundation Baptist Church 937 Mixon Road • 865-4505 Dr. Bernard D. Carter

Meldrim/Eden/Faulkville Meldrim First Baptist 748-5220 James Carlisle – Pastor

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church 4285 Ogeechee Rd. • 234-1979 Pastor Robert L. Miley

Life Springs Worship Center 1105 E. Hwy. 80 330-0740 Pastor Julie Stanley

Bloomingdale Fellowship Church of God of Prophecy 1501 E. Hwy. 80 • 748-2181 Pastor: Mark Minter

Zion Lutheran Hwy 30 at Ga. Hwy 17 Marlow • 728-3430 Pastor Barbara Koch

Trinity Church of God 2202 Hwy. 80 • 964-8770 Frank Gupton

Liberty Pentacostal Church Little Neck Road

South Newington Baptist 462 John Carter Road • 748-4831 Pastor Nathaniel Steve McCoy

South Effingham Community Church 289 Harley Road • 728-3810 www.southeffingham.com Dr. Charles G. Cooper, Jr.

Everlasting Life Christian Church 614 Hwy. 80W • 964-6003 Rev. Van Marie Green, Pastor

Silk Hope Baptist Church 18 Tower Dr • 233-8424 Rev. Donnie Brannen

Piney Grove Baptist Church Hwy 80 • 748-5966 Pastor Belizaire Joseph

Sand Hill Baptist 1931 Sand Hill Rd. • 728-3681 Rev. Royce Hendry

Trinity United Methodist Church Corner of North Newton St. & Benton Drive • 748-4141 Pre-School, 748-4410 Pastor: Randy B. Nease

Holy Trinity Lutheran 303 S. Laurel St. • 754-3353 Rev. Joe Copeck Jerusalem Lutheran 2966 Ebenezer Rd. • 754-3915 Rev. Elanor Russey Laurel Hill Lutheran 530 Laurel Hill Rd. • 754-6718 Rev. David Hendrix New Bethel Pentecostal 2402 Old Dixie Hwy • 754-1509 Darrel Childress, Pastor New Hope Apostolic 525 Ardmore Oaky Rd. • 754-4079 Mount Hope Missionary Baptist 5083 Mount Hope Road 772-3280 Pastor Leonard Lemon, Sr. Freedom Christian Center 409 S. Laurel Street Pastor: Cynthia Streeter Sundays@11AM • Wednesdays@6PM www.FCCSpringfield.org St. Boniface Catholic Church 1952 Hwy 21S • 754-7473 Mass: Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Father Wes Lamb

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Chatham Parkway Baptist 1950 Chatham Pkwy. • 644-7447 Pastor Van Power Quacco Baptist Church 215 Quacco Road • 925-3885 Pastor Barry Minsky Southside Assembly of God 401 Tibet Avenue Rev. Jack Moon Ft. Argyle Gospel Fellowship 909 Ft. Argyle Road (Hwy. 204) Pastors Douglas & Glenda Lane 748-4339 Holy Church of God Little Neck Road Savannah Christian Church 55 Al Henderson Blvd. Pastor Cam Huxford Bethel Missionary Baptist 5863 Ogeechee Rd • 927-8044 Rev. Jerome Baker Coastal Christian Center 6073 Ogeechee Rd • 925-3166  Ron and Rosie Chambers Holy Church Of God 707 Little Neck Rd • 920-0042 Rev. Ryan Ralston New Mount Olive Baptist 835 Chevis Rd. • 920-1133 New Testament Missionary Outreach 102 Waynesboro Rd • 927-6368   Southside Church Of God 50 Henderson Blvd • 927-4408 Pastor John A. Reyes Spring Hill Baptist 44 Carol Way 925-7523 Shiloh Missionary Baptist Fort Argyle Road • 927-3169 Rev. Nathaniel Bowles North Bryan County Abundant Life Church of God 119 Wildwood Church Road Pembroke • 653-3696 Olive Branch Baptist Church Olive Branch Road - Ellabell Pastor Clent Sullens (912)858-3216 Northside Independence Baptist Church 458 W. E. Smith Road • Pembroke Pastor Jeff Spencer • 653-3088 www.nsbcpembroke.com Gospel Baptist Church 5126 Wilma Edwards Rd. 690-1066 Pastor John Whitaker www.gospelbaptist.net Ellabell United Methodist Church 3079 Hwy. 204 • Pembroke Pastor: Rodney Body 858-2534 Christ Baptist Church 3580 Wilma Edwards Road Ellabell • 858-2724 Interim Pastor: Travis Cowart, Jr. Faith Harvest Sanctuary 1237 Bill Futch Road • Ellabell Tony Hewitt 858-5446, church Gospel Baptist Church 5126 Wilma Edwards Road Ellabell • 690-1066 Pastor John Whitaker Ellabell First Baptist Church 3425 Hwy. 204W • 826-5003 Pastor Keith Perdue Pembroke United Methodist 102 College Street 653-2220 Rev. Ricky Bishop Bread of Life Holiness Church #119 Cypress Bay Loop Road Pembroke (912) 858-3161 Prophet Walter Wright, pastor

Steel Fabricators and Erectors

Church of Christ Hwy 204 • Ellabell Min. Joseph Holloway, Jr. 858-3283

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First Baptist Church of Blitchton 5204 Hwy. 80E • Blitchton Rev. Darnell Barner • 858-3274

Hwy 80 West, Just Outside Bloomingdale


Spirit Newspapers • April 23 - April 29, 2009 • Page A9

MY ANSWER

Fruits Vine

By Billy Graham

of the

Q: I never thought this would happen to me, but the last year or so my wife and I seem to be drifting apart, and now for the first time I’m daydreaming about how good it would be to have an affair with another woman. Is God maybe leading me to start over again? - A.W.

A TEENAGER’S VIEW OF HEAVEN 17-year-old Brian Moore had only a short time to write something for a class. The subject was what Heaven was like. ‘I wowed ‘em,’ he later told his father, Bruce. ‘It’s a killer. It’s the bomb. It’s the best thing I ever wrote..’ It also was the last. Brian Moore died May 27, 1997, the day after Memorial Day. He was driving home from a friend’s house when his car went off Bulen-Pierce Road in Pickaway County and struck a utility pole. He emerged from the wreck unharmed but stepped on a downed power line and was electrocuted. The Moores framed a copy of Brian’s essay and hung it among the family portraits in the living room. ‘I think God used him to make a point. I think we were meant to find it and make something out of it,’ Mrs. Moore said of the essay. She and her husband want to share their son’s vision of life after death. ‘I’m happy for Brian. I know he’s in heaven. I know I’ll see him.’ Brian’s Essay: The Room... In that place between wakefulness and dreams, I found myself in the room. There were no distinguishing features except for the one wall covered with small index card files. They were like the ones in libraries that list titles by author or subject in alphabetical order. But these files, which stretched from floor to ceiling and seemingly endless in either direction, had very different headings. As I drew near the wall of files, the first to catch my attention was one that read ‘Girls I have liked.’ I opened it and began flipping through the cards. I quickly shut it, shocked to realize that I recognized the names written on each one. And then without being told, I knew exactly where I was. This lifeless room with its small files was a crude catalog system for my life. Here were written the actions of my every moment, big and small, in a detail my memory couldn’t match. A sense of wonder and curiosity, coupled with horror, stirred within me as I began randomly opening files and exploring their content. Some brought joy and sweet memories; others a sense of shame and regret so intense that I would look over my shoulder to see if anyone was watching. A file named ‘Friends’ was next to one marked ‘Friends I have betrayed.’ The titles ranged from the mundane to the outright weird ‘Books I Have Read,’ ‘Lies I Have

Told,’ ‘Comfort I have Given,’ ‘Jokes I Have Laughed at .....’ Some were almost hilarious in their exactness: ‘Things I’ve yelled at my brothers.’ Others I couldn’t laugh at: ‘Things I Have Done in My Anger’, ‘Things I Have Muttered Under My Breath at My Parents.’ I never ceased to be surprised by the contents. Often there were many more cards than I expected. Sometimes fewer than I hoped. I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the life I had lived. Could it be possible that I had the time in my years to fill each of these thousands or even millions of cards? But each card confirmed this truth. Each was written in my own handwriting. Each signed with my signature. When I pulled out the file marked ‘TV Shows I have watched’, I realized the files grew to contain their contents. The cards were packed tightly, and yet after two or three yards, I hadn’t found the end of the file. I shut it, shamed, not so much by the quality of shows but more by the vast time I knew that file represented. When I came to a file marked ‘Lustful Thoughts,’ I felt a chill run through my body. I pulled the file out only an inch, not willing to test its size and drew out a card. I shuddered at its detailed content. I felt sick to think that such a moment had been recorded. An almost animal rage broke on me. One thought dominated my mind: No one must ever see these cards! No one must ever see this room! I have to destroy them!’ In insane frenzy I yanked the file out. Its size didn’t matter now. I had to empty it and burn the cards. But as I took it at one end and began pounding it on the floor, I could not dislodge a single card. I became desperate and pulled out a card, only to find it as strong as steel when I tried to tear it. Defeated and utterly helpless, I returned the file to its slot. Leaning my forehead against the wall, I let out a long, self-pitying sigh. And then I saw it.. The title bore ‘People I Have Shared the Gospel With.’ The handle was brighter than those around it, newer, almost unused. I pulled on its handle and a small box not more than three inches long fell into my hands. I could count the cards it contained on one hand. And then the tears came. I began to weep. Sobs so deep that they hurt. They started in my stomach and shook through me. I fell on my knees and cried. I cried out

of shame, from the overwhelming shame of it all. The rows of file shelves swirled in my tear-filled eyes. No one must ever, ever know of this room.. I must lock it up and hide the key.. But then as I pushed away the tears, I saw Him. No, please not Him. Not here. Oh, anyone but Jesus. I watched helplessly as He began to open the files and read the cards. I couldn’t bear to watch His response. And in the moments I could bring myself to look at His face, I saw a sorrow deeper than my own. He seemed to intuitively go to the worst boxes. Why did He have to read every one? Finally He turned and looked at me from across the room. He looked at me with pity in His eyes. But this was a pity that didn’t anger me. I dropped my head, covered my face with my hands and began to cry again. He walked over and put His arm around me. He could have said so many things. But He didn’t say a word. He just cried with me. Then He got up and walked back to the wall of files. Starting at one end of the room, He took out a file and, one by one, began to sign His name over mine on each card. ‘No!’ I shouted rushing to Him. All I could find to say was ‘No, no,’ as I pulled the card from Him. His name shouldn’t be on these cards. But there it was, written in red so rich, so dark, so alive. The name of Jesus covered mine. It was written with His blood. He gently took the card back. He smiled a sad smile and began to sign the cards. I don’t think I’ll ever understand how He did it so quickly, but the next instant it seemed I heard Him close the last file and walk back to my side. He placed His hand on my shoulder and said, ‘It is finished.’ I stood up, and He led me out of the room. There was no lock on its door. There were still cards to be written.

(Send your queries to “My Answer,” c/o Billy Graham, P.O. Box 1270, Charlotte, N.C., 28201; call 1-(877) 2-GRAHAM, or visit the Web site for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association: www.billygraham.org.)

The Bus Ride Several years ago, a preacher from out-of-state accepted a call to a church in Houston, Texas. Some weeks after he arrived, he had an occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much change. As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, ‘You’d better give the quarter back. It would be wrong to keep it.’ Then he thought, ‘Oh, forget it, it’s only a quarter. Who would worry about this little amount? Anyway, the bus company gets too much fare; they will never miss it. Accept it as a ‘gift from God’ and keep quiet.’ When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door, and then he handed the quarter to the driver and said, ‘Here, you gave me too much change.’ The driver, with a smile, replied, ‘Aren’t you the new preacher in town?’ ‘Yes’ he replied. ‘Well, I have been thinking a lot lately about going somewhere to worship. I just wanted to see

‘For God so loved the world that He gave His only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.’-John 3:16. ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. ‘-Phil. 4:13.

what you would do if I gave you too much change. I’ll see you at church on Sunday.’ When the preacher stepped off of the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest light pole, held on, and said, ‘Oh God, I almost sold your Son for a quarter.’ Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read. This is a really scary example of how much people watch us as Christians, and will put us to the test! Always be on guard... and remember... You carry the name of Christ on your shoulders when you call yourself ‘Christian.’ Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

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Prayer Of The Week... Dear Lord, I admit that I am a sinner. I have done many things that don’t please you. I have lived my life for myself. I am sorry and I repent. I ask you to forgive me. I believe that you died on the cross for me, to save me. You did what I could not do for myself. I come to you now and ask you to take control of my life, I give it to you. Help me to live every day in a way that pleases you. I love you, Lord, and I thank you that I will spend all eternity with you. Amen

A: No, God is not leading you to “start over again” by having an affair with another woman - not at all. The Bible is blunt: “Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? ... A man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself” (Proverbs 6:27, 32). But God is leading you to start over again in another way - and that is in your marriage. God brought you together as husband and wife, and when you were married you took a solemn vow before Him to be faithful to each other as long as you both would live. God takes that vow very seriously - and so should you. Jesus said concerning marriage, “Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate” (Matthew 19:6). How do you start over? Begin first by committing your marriage - and your whole life - to Jesus Christ. God loves both of you and is more concerned about you and your future than you are. He also wants to help you rebuild your marriage by basing it on Him and His will. Then, take practical steps together to turn back the clock - and even make your marriage more solid than it ever was. Spend time together ... learn to communicate ... pray about your problems ... seek God’s will. It may take time - but with God’s help you can stop the drift and discover the joy God has for you.

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CELEBRATIONS!

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Happy 13th Birthday Butch! From: Nana & Papa –––––––––––––––––––––––

Happy 18th Birthday John Edward Cone! You grew up too fast!! We love you! Love, Moma, Chris, Victor and Caroline –––––––––––––––––––––––

Happy 23rd Birthday Billy Lane! We love you! Love, Mom, Dad, Nana and the M & M Family –––––––––––––––––––––––

The Midwife Group of Coastal Georgia & The Family Health & Birth Center would like to congratulate: Stephen & Stephanie Stewart on the birth of Shaelyn Makenna, born: April 16, 2009 Danny & Jessica Allen on the birth of Ashby Carter, born: April 18, 2009

Happy 13th Birthday Christian! And, congratulations on your Baptism! We’re so proud of you! Love, Mema, Papa and Grandma –––––––––––––––––––––––

Happy Anniversary Jack & Sharon Brewton! –––––––––––––––––––––––

Happy 20th Anniversary To my husband, Terry Luke! Wouldn’t have missed it for the whole world! Love ya, Carol

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Happy Birthday To my ‘big bubba’, Gordie H. Gibbs! I never see you but I still think of you and love you! Love, your sis, Sonja ––––––––––––––––––––––– Happy 1st Birthday Caiden Landen Flowers! April 20th Caiden is the son of Brent & Sarah Flowers of Seward, Alaska, formerly of Meldrim. We love you and miss you! ~ Grandmudder, Henrietta Garvin, Mema & Pepa (Liz & Rob Hales) –––––––––––––––––––––––

Happy Birthday Gordie H. Gibbs! We love you! Love, Patricia and Gary, Kay and Larry, Tasha, Emma and Dad –––––––––––––––––––––––

Happy Birthday to a Special great-grandson, Ryder Patrick Cary! April 29th Love, Granny Pat –––––––––––––––––––––––

Happy Anniversary Carol & Terry Luke! April 22nd You are two of my best friends! ~ Sonja

Happy 2nd Birthday Melika! It’s hard to believe you’re already 2! Your Aunt Melissa would be so proud of you if she was here! We love you lots, Momma, Mia (Miliah), Justice and Granny

Couple Celebrates 50 Years! Evelyn DeMink is Wed

New York, Canada Selected For The Rumpz’ Honeymoon Rainbow colors worn by the bride’s party highlighted the recent wedding of Evelyn Joyce DeMink and Carl Rumpz. The 10 a.m. double ring ceremonies were performed at SS Peter and Paul Church by Fr. Blasczyk in a setting of orange gladioli. Parents of the newlyweds are William DeMink Jr. of 8292 Ashton and Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Rumpz of 7500 Longacre. Evelyn selected a white organza and nylon dress for her wedding day. It was styled with a floor length, embroidered skirt and chapel train and sabrina neckline. Her waist length veil was held in place by a crown. She carried carnations and orchids. The bride’s sister, Shirley, in blue, was the matron of honor. Serving as bridesmaids were her cousins, Jacqueline DeMink in yellow, Sharon DeMink, in shrimp, Norene DeMink, in green, and the groom’s sister, Antoinette, in lavender. Their gowns were of chiffon and featured harem skirts, square necklines with shoulder strap sleeves and gathered bodices. Crowns and arrangements of matching carnations added accents. Carl asked his brother, Lawrence, to be the best man. Caring for the guests were the brides brother, Lary, the groom’s cousin, Gerald Rumpz, John Bodick and Norm McIntosh. Before Evelyn and Carl departed for a honeymoon in New York and Canada, they greeted wedding guests during a reception at the Johnson Post Hall. When they return from their trip, the newlyweds will reside on Mendota Avenue. The bride’s aunt, Mrs. Anthony DeMink, wore a black beau de soule dress with white touches, black and white accessories and an orchid corsage. The groom’s mother choose a beige lace gown with matching accessories and an corsage of orchids also. Note: The above is the actual wedding announcement as it appeared in the Courier Newspaper on May 7, 1959. Reprinted with permission.

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Happy 6th Birthday Camren Claybrook! April 22nd We love you! Mema & Pepa (Liz & Rob Hales) –––––––––––––––––––––––

Happy 16th Birthday Victor Cone! Slow down and stay young, just a lil’ while longer!! We love you! Love, Moma, Chris, Bubba and Caroline ––––––––––––––––––––––– n Loving Memory of Lena Craven

Happy Birthday! We thought of you today, But that was nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, And everyday before that, too. We think of you in silence, And each day we speak your name. All we have is memories, And your picture in a frame. In life we loved you dearly, In death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, No one ever will. It broke our hearts to lose you, But, you did not go alone, For a part of us went with you, The day God called you Home. Sadly missed by husband, Charles; son, Danny; Family & Friends


BUSINESS BRIEFS • GIRL SCOUT SERVICE CENTER MOVES TO POOLER by Robert Palmer On Saturday, April 18th, the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Service Center held the ceremonial ribbon cutting for their new facility in Pooler. The new office is located at 110 Pipemakers Circle,

suite 116. About 100 members of the Chamber of Commerce, Local Board Members, Donors and Collaborators and Girl Scouts from across the Council’s Jurisdiction witnessed the Ribbon Cutting and took tours of the new Service Center. At the conclussion of the tours, refreshments were served.

Spirit Newspapers • April 23 - April 29, 2009 • Page A11

Local Man Named Person of the Year by Coast Guard Sector Sault (Courtesy of The Evening News SAULT SAINTE MARIE — Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Cory Claybook, of Savanna, GA, has been named Enlisted Person of the Year at Sector Sault Ste. Marie by a panel of Chief Petty Officers. The Enlisted Person of the Year award recognizes a person in pay grades E-2 through E-6, who has demonstrated superior pride, professionalism, and dedication. Nominees for the award must embody the Coast Guard’s core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty and provide a level of community service that enhances the lives of others inside and outside of the Coast Guard. Petty Officer Claybook has been assigned to Sector Sault Ste. Marie since 2007. In 2008, he led his Electrical Shop to a 100% completion of electrical preventative maintenance resulting in a zero outage period of over one year. Petty Officer Claybook also made outstanding contributions to the successful operation of Coast

Guard Cutters and patrol boats from St. Ignace, MI to Duluth, MN. His electrical knowledge and skillful work allowed Coast Guard Units to maintain operational commitments. Petty Officer Claybook has also been an integral part of the Sault community. He volunteered over fifty hours to coach little league soccer and baseball, volunteered at the local habitat for humanity, and played a key role in building a home in the Sault for a needy family. Petty Officer Claybook also served as Sector Sault’s Human Relations Committee Chair and raised over 2,300 pounds of canned goods for the

local food bank during last year’s holiday season. Petty Officer Claybook was recognized on Monday, March 9, by Captain Mark Huebschman, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie, during an official ceremony held at Coast Guard Base Sault Sainte Marie.

Ribbon Cutting: Carol Elkins and Kim Griffin of the Pooler Chamber of Commerce, with Jackie Ford, Community Relations Officer of the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Margaret Skeme, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Pooler Mayor Mike Lamb, Rebecca Benton, Pooler Mayor Pro Tem, Kathleen Cullinan of the Girl Scouts, and in the background with the flags and banners are members of the American Legion Post 322.

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tion on the basketball court, especially the man with the backpack. They asked the man if they could inspect the pack, and he told them no. The man turned to run away, but was stopped by one Officer. The man then turned and raised his fist to strike him, but the Officer got him with pepper spray in the face, too. The man was soon ready to cooperate, and was arrested for obstruction. (Sounds like it was a good week for pepper spray in Rincon!) • A man called Police and complained that someone had been throwing trash in the ditch in front of his home. On this morning, he found that the litterbug had tossed a television in his ditch. • Rincon Police responded to WalMart around 7:30pm for a report of possible criminal trespass. Supposedly, the offender was being detained in the back of the business, so that’s where the first Officer went. He soon heard a page calling for him to hurry to the front of the store where the subject was now fighting with employees. He ran to the front, and found the assistant manager who was pointing to the parking lot at a woman in a pink shirt running from two employees. The Officer approached the woman and found that she was heavily intoxicated. Another Assistant Manager was there, and he explained that he’d been stocking bins in the store room and heard the sound of running water. He looked around the corner and found this woman pulling her pants up, with a puddle beneath her, talking on a cell phone. She began quickly pushing her way past employees trying to get out of the store. She was arrested for criminal trespass, public drunk, and public indecency. She was given a subpoena but refused to sign her citation, saying “Yes about the indecency, but how can you trespass in WalMart... and I’m not drunk!” (I’m not gonna name names, but I know another woman that’ll keep talking on her cell phone while she’s tee-teeing, though thankfully, she doesn’t do it on the floor!)

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• Officers responded to a local hotel where a Guyton man had managed to walk after leaving a nearby bar, and collapsing on the sofa. The man refused to leave at the front desk clerk’s request, so Officers were called to haul him outside. The man’s mother showed up a short time later to get him home. (That’ll impress the ladies...) • The area manager for a convenience store chain filed a report with Officers after someone called the store clerk around 5am and convinced her they were with the pre-paid phone card company and tricked her into providing them with over $4000 in credit on the system. (That might have to zoom

to the top of my new employee training handbook!) •  Police arrived and arrested a shoplifter at WalMart who had scanned four items of lesser value into the self-checkout. In addition to that, she also withdrew an extra $100 on each transaction. When she was stopped leaving the store, they found the lower priced merchandise tags in a seperate shopping bag. The Pooler woman was taken to jail for shoplifting. • Officers responded to a home for a domestic dispute where the husband explained that his wife had become violent and broke their television. The wife explained her actions by pointing out that her husband was a butthead. • Officers responded to another home where a man explained that he’d allowed a homeless woman to live at his home to help her out, but lately, he’s decided he can’t handle all the drama because she’s “turned crazy on [him].” The Officer spoke with the woman, who said she had no place left to go. The Officer said he would check with the Salvation Army and see if they had a room she could stay in for the night, and the woman explained that she’d already been kicked out of the Salvation Army and every other homeless shelter in the Savannah area. Instead, she was taken to a nearby gas station and dropped off. (How bad is it when the Salvation Army thinks you’re bringing a little too much drama to their shelter?) • Around 1am, Officers responded to the scene of a hit and run at Continental Blvd. They soon tracked the offender down to room 316 in a nearby hotel, and the Statesboro woman was arrested for DUI, no insurance, and leaving the scene of an accident. • A little after midnight, an Officer made a traffic stop on a red Mercury Cougar that was speeding 70mph in the 50mph zone of Pooler Parkway southbound over the railroad tracks. The Ellabell woman ___________________________________ Continued on page 14

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William “Billy” Thomas Mannion, Sr., 55, passed away April 14, 2009 in Savannah. Billy was the owner of Mannion Marine on Hilton Head Island, and Savannah. He was later employed by M & M Motors in Hinesville. The loving husband of Debbie; dearest father of Thomas and Mary; cherished son of William L. and Marie Mannion; brother of Brenda Spillane (Charlie), Sandy Kent and Larry Mannion (Maxine); uncle to many. Billy was a very loving and outgoing man and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. Funeral Services were held at Forest Lawn Memory Garden in the Mausoleum Chapel, Saturday; April 18, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Fairhaven Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

Rincon- Mary Ellen Reed Smith died Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Mary Ellen was retired from Wachovia (formerly Savannah Bank & Trust). She was a Beta Sigma Phi Sweetheart and a graduate of the American Institute of Banking. She served as treasurer for St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rincon. She was the Village Greeter for the Dialysis Center in Springfield, and a member of the Wench’s Auxiliary of the Pirate Unit of Alee Temple. Mary Ellen was also a member of Savannah Assembly International Order of Rainbow for Girls, and a member of Laurel Chapter # 51, Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her beloved husband, W. Jerald Smith, Jr. of Rincon; her son, Daniel J. Smith of Rincon; her mother, Martha Herrington; her brother and sister inlaw, Sammy A. Reed and Betty of Atlanta; her sister and brother inlaw, Patricia I. Deleon and Roland of San Antonio, Texas. She was preceded in death by her baby brother,

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You loved Springtime here on earth. You would sit and watch the birds and squirrels for hours. You also grew the most beautiful flowers anyone had ever seen. Nine years ago God called you home on a beautiful Spring day. He needed someone special to tend to His flower garden and adore His wildlife. He knew you were the perfect one. He also gave you another job. He appointed you to be our Guardian Angel. When we see the birds and the squirrels and the beautiful flowers, we look up and we know you’re watching over us. Nevertheless, it’s been nine years and we still miss you so very, very much. Our love blooms for you in every beautiful flower here on earth. We love you, ~ Donna and all of your family

Clyde E. Reed; her father, Edward T. Reed; and her step-father, Tommy E. Herrington. Remembrances may be made to the Shriner’s Crippled Children Hospital, or St. Judes Hospital. Active Pall Bearers were Larris Snelgrove, Tim Mercer, Tony Monopli, Sam Reed (brother), Roland DeLeon (brother in-law), Johnnie Barnes, Glen Renfro, George Tabakiein; Honorary Pall bearers: The Pirates and Wenches. A Musical Celebration of Life and Fellowship of friends and family was held at 5pm Saturday, April 18, 2009, in the Chapel of Fairhaven Funeral Home, with Rev. J. Patarick Finley, Pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rincon, Ga officiating. “This ‘ole soul is new again!” Please sign our guest book at www. fairhavenfuneralhome.net Fairhaven Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

Mrs. Janice Lewis Nash Savannah - Mrs. Nash, 57, passed away on Wednesday at Candler Hospital. Mrs. Nash attended Silk Hope Baptist Church and was a member of the Post 135 Ladies Auxiliary. She is preceded in death by her parents, J.B. and Loree Lewis along with her brother, Russell Lewis. Survivors include her husband, Stephen H. Nash; son, Harvey D. Nash, II; grandson, Steven Harvey Nash, II; brother, Horace Lewis, sisters, Judy Kersey and Sarah Counterman Harris, and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the chapel of the funeral home with burial at Hillcrest Abbey West in Savannah. Friends may sign the online register book at www.stricklandandsonsfuneralhome.com Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes, West Chatham Chapel, was in charge of all arrangements.

Mr. John Henry Zipperer Guyton-Mr. John Henry Zipperer, 92, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2009 at his daughter’s residence. Mr. Zipperer was born in Marlow to the late Henry Roland & Lottie Dasher Zipperer and was also preceded in death by his son, John Roland Zipperer and his brother, Bartow S. Zipperer. He was a lifetime active member of Zion Lutheran Church and had served on the Church Council. He was a member of the Lutheran Men in Mission, a member of the Graduate Sunday School Class and had also served on the Ebenezer Trustees. He was an active member of the Marlow Farm Bureau, a member of the Effingham County Fair Association and served as a Marlow School Trustee. He was a self-employed poultry farmer and retired from Georgia Pacific. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Minnie Lee Helmey Zipperer of Guyton; two daughters

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and sons-in-law, Emma Lee Dasher (Clayton) of Guyton and Martell Hall (Micheal) of Guyton; daughter-in-law, Brenda Pack (Larry) of Ellabell; grandchildren, Holly Zipperer of Hatfield, PA, Wade Zipperer (Mandy) of Guyton, Adam Pack (Daniella) of Pooler, Richard Hall (Karen) of Guyton, Melissa H. Osteen (David) of Rincon and Dana Lee D. Smith (Dana) of Guyton; eight great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ollie Mae Zipperer of Guyton and several nieces and nephews. We would like to extend our gratitude to Anna Marie Jackson and Susan Waller who helped with his care. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Barbara Koch officiating. Burial was in the Church cemetery. The active pallbearers were Richard Hall, Wade Zipperer, Adam Pack, David Osteen, Dana Smith and Bart Zipperer. The honorary pallbearers were members of the Graduate Sunday School Class of Zion Lutheran Church. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church Land Fund, 121 Noel C. Conaway Road, Guyton, GA 31312. Friends may sign the online register book at www.stricklandandsonsfuneralhome.com. Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, Effingham Chapel, was in charge of all arrangements.

Rev. Vernon Turner Vaughan, Jr. Rev. Vernon Turner Vaughan, Jr., 81, of South Guyton, Ga., died Thursday at his residence under the care of Island Hospice. He was born in Duval County, Fla; and was a veteran having served in the US Army. He graduated from Lee High School in Jacksonville, FL, Baptist Bible Institute in Gracville, FL. in 1964 and received his Doctorial Degree in 1978, Masters Degree in 1976 and Bachelors Degree in 1975 from Luther Rice Seminary. He served the following Churches during his Ministry, Southside Baptist in Blakely, Ga, 1962 – 1965, Limestone Baptist in Cochran, Ga, 1965 – 1967, Calvary Baptist in Waycross, GA 1967 – 1972, Windsor Forest Baptist in Savannah, Ga. 1972 - 1977, Hebardville Baptist in Waycross, Ga. 1977 – 1986, Astoria Baptist in Waycross, Ga. 1986 – 1988, Rehobeth Baptist in Waycross, Ga. 1988 – 1999, served as Chaplin of the Ware County Correctional Institute 1992 – 2007 and served in the volunteer Prison Ministries. He had a weekly column in the Waycross Journal Herald, Pierce County Times and several other local papers. He had a radio Ministry in Blakely, Ga., Waycross, Ga. And Savannah. He was a contributor in writing of the Adult Sunday School Lessons and Senior Adult. He wrote a Novel named “Eli’s Story.” He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Fla., and had formerly served as Pastor of Windsor Forest Baptist Church in Savannah. He was a member of the Savannah Baptist Ministerial

Association. He is survived by his wife, Hazel “Polly” Daley Vaughan, of South Guyton; 2 daughters, Melody Vaughan, Charleston, SC; and Melissa & Ted Jones of South Guyton; 2 grandchildren, Heidi Vaughan Minchew of Charleston, SC; and Catherine Jones of South Guyton; 2 great grandchildren, Bade & Kessler Minchew both of Charleston, S.C. Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Baptist Church, with Rev. Gary Johnson, officiating. Interment was in Hillcrest Abbey West Cemetery. Remembrances: Building Fund, in care of Woodlawn Baptist Church, 407 Talmadge Ave, Garden City, Ga 31408. Fairhaven Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

Mrs. Arrie Darsey Adams

Nevils- Mrs. Arrie Darsey Adams, age 85 died Saturday morning, April 18, 2009 at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro. Mrs. Adams was born in Liberty County on September 24, 1923; the youngest of five children of the late William Hendry Darsey and Sarah Grice Darsey. She married Robert Wade Adams on January 2, 1945. Mrs. Adams worked as a switchboard operator in Savannah for several years and was a homemaker where her interests revolved around her family and friends. She lived in Savannah and Midway on the Isle of Wight for many years before moving to Nevils to be near her family in her last years. Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by an infant daughter; two sisters Clyde Darsey Miller and Bert Darsey Martin; and 2 brothers Edgar Darsey and Ralph Darsey. Survivors include her busband of 62 years, Robert Adams of Nevils; 2 sons Jimmy (Patsy) Adams and Danny (Kim) Adams all of Nevils; sister-in-law Janie Bell Adams Darsey of Savannah; grandchildren Donna (Dan) Ramsey, Shari (Stephen) Wheeles, Jamey Adams, Katie (Mark) Fisher and Cody (Sandra) Adams; honorary grandchild Curt Green; nine beautiful great grandchildren Skyler, Kaitlyn, Robbie, Jacob, Nicole, Gale, Megan, Aiden and Cailin; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11 A.M. Tuesday April 20, 2009 in the Chapel of Flanders Morrison Funeral Home with interment in Northside Cemetery. Flanders Morrison Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Gertrude H. Buckley

Griffin’s Lake-Mrs. Gertrude H. Buckley, 88, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at Candler Hospital. Mrs. Buckley was a member of Pine Street Baptist Church where she attended the Ladies Sunday School Class. She retired from Union Camp after 30 years of service and was preceded in death by her son, Billy Buckley, Sr. She enjoyed her garden, flowers and animals. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra & Jerry Hillis of Pooler; grandchildren, Billy Buckley, Jr. (Monica), Robin Ansley

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Let Us Remember... (Chuck), Justin Buckley (Holly), Lynn Miller (Tim) and Jay Hillis (Tonya); twelve great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the chapel of the funeral home with burial at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Friends may sign the online register book at www.stricklandandsonsfuneralhome.com Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes, West Chatham Chapel, was in charge of all arrangements.

Joyce C. Zipperer Joyce C. Zipperer, 67, of Springfield, Ga., passed away April 18, 2009 after a long illness. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph L. Zipperer. She is survived by her children, Teleta K. Dennis of Springfield; Merle L. Hamilton of Faulkville, Ralph V. Zipperer of Guyton, Eric V. Zipperer of Guyton, and Robert D. Zipperer of Springfield; 4 brothers, Delbert Cribbs of Rincon, Jimmy Cribbs of Newington, Freddie Cribbs of Alabama and Eddie Cribbs of Pembroke; 2 sisters, Diane Ward of Guyton, Florence Honeycutt of Guyton, 6 grandchildren, April Thompson, Dusty Hamilton, Keith Hamilton, Erica Zipperer, Taylor Zipperer and Ralph Zipperer; 2 great-grandchildren, Joseph Thompson and Jasmine Cavalier, and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family. Funeral Services were held at 2:30 pm in the Chapel of Fairhaven Funeral Home with Rev. Frankie Hodges officiating. Interment was at North Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. Fairhaven Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

Larry D. Trantham Larry D. Trantham died 4/19/2009 at Hospice Savannah.  He was preceded in death by his wife Cindy Trantham, parents, and brother Rex. He was a US Marine Corp veteran. He was a member of Masonic Blue Lodge #422, Springfield, MO, a KCCH 32 degree Scottish Rite Valley of Joplin, MO, Past captain Tin Lizzies Abou Ben Adhem Shrine, Springfield, MO,  and a life member VFW Post 4127, FL., American Legion Post 639, Springfield, MO. He was a retired Lieutenant for the Federal Bureau of Prisons with 24 years of service. He enjoyed riding his Harley and scuba diving. Larry is survived by sons Michael (Kathy) Trantham and Kyth (Karla) Trantham, grandsons Ian and Drew, granddaughters Megan and Ashton, all of Ozark, MO; Niece Karen and Richard Jones of Springfield, MO, nephew Mike W. Trantham of Nixa, MO, and sister Donna Duniho.  Visitation will be held from 5-7pm on Thursday, April 23 at Fairhaven Funeral Home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Savannah P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416. Please sign our online memorial at www.fairhavenfuneralhome.net. Fairhaven Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Mr. Andrew James Caldwell Mr. Andrew James Caldwell, 62, died suddenly, Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at the Effingham County Hospital.

Mr. Caldwell was born in the Panama Canal Zone, was a retired engineer with the CSX Railroad, and was of the Catholic faith. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Judith E. Caldwell of Guyton; his mother, Faustina Virginia Caldwell of Atlanta; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Glenda Caldwell and Steven and Amy Caldwell, all of Guyton; sister, Enola Caldwell Ross of New Castle, VA; three brothers, Paul E. Caldwell of Wichita Falls, TX, Robert Caldwell of Rincon and James E. Caldwell of Tucker, GA; mother-in-law, Eleanor Cook of Guyton; three grandchildren, Megan, Madison and Landen Caldwell, all of Guyton; and a number of nieces and nephews. Riggs Funeral Home in Guyton was in charge of arrangements.

Gwinell Lowery Scott Pembroke- Gwinell Lowery Scott, age 64 died Wednesday April 22, 2009 at her residence after a brief illness. Mrs. Scott was a homemaker and a long-time resident of Ellabell before moving to Pembroke. Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law Bruce and Candace Scott and Brian and Dendee Scott all of Springfield; 1 brother Joseph Lowery of Pembroke; 2 sisters Glenda Floyd of Pembroke and Geraldine Cribbs of Rincon; and 3 grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9PM Friday evening at the funeral home. Funeral: 11AM Saturday April 25, 2009 at Flanders Morrison Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Lower Black Creek Cemetery. Flanders Morrison Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Jack Cornelius Kilpatrick Richmond Hill- Another story has its end today, for a man who loved stories. Jack Kilpatrick passed away on April 21, 2009, at 73 years young. He was born on January 12, 1936, in Tampa, FL. to Leonard C. and Mildred Lucille Kilpatrick. The second of three boys, Jack dropped out of school and went to work full time when his daddy passed away. At age 16, he went to work in the operating engineers union to help support his mother and younger brother, Jerry. He was introduced to Miss Lila Crout by his mother. He pursued her diligently and they were married on February 10, 1956. Jack continued to work in the union as a crane operator. Soon they added to their family three daughters: Ann in 1957, Mary in 1959, and Cheryl in 1963. Throughout his life, Jack was known for being an incredibly hard worker who always supported his family. His gentleness and determination were revealed with the birth of his first granddaughter, Emily, in 1980, when he surrendered his vices in order to be a wonderful grandfather. He was, and proved it with each grandchild that followed: Carla, Amy, Kyle, Haley, and Dalton. Jack worked hard and loved those around him until the day of his death. He was quick to help others in need. He loved tinkering with machines, from golf carts to Bobcats, to an old Plymouth Valiant. In his life’s final chapters, when he wasn’t visiting family, he could often be found watching the History Channel or reading. He had an insatiable hunger for reading anything, as his closets of books and library late

fees will attest. Jack will be profoundly missed by his wife of 53 years, his three daughters and their spouses, and his six grandchildren. Jack was preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Lucille Kilpatrick, his brother and sister-in-law, Pat and Margaret Kilpatrick, his father and mother-in-laws, James M. and Mary O. Crout. He is survived by his beloved wife, Lila Kilpatrick, cherished daughters Ann Taylor (husband David Taylor), Mary Kilpatrick, and Cheryl Pagan (husband Raymond Pagan), brother Jerry A. Kilpatrick (wife Carolyn), six wonderful grandchildren, several aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, his favorite dog Tucker, and numerous friends from throughout his lifetime. Visitation will be held in his honor on Friday, April 24, 2009 at First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill building fund. Please sign our online guest book at www.fairhavenfuneralhome.net. Fairhaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. George Curtis Parmer Savannah/Rincon-Mr. George Curtis Parmer, 93, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at Summer Breeze Assisted Living Home on Wilmington Island. Mr. Parmer was born in Monroe County, Alabama and retired from Union Camp after 38 years of service. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances C. Parmer as well as his second wife, Annie Ruth Hartzog Parmer. He was a member of the Ogeechee River Hunting Club and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Phillipines where upon his Honorable Discharge he received a Purple Heart. Survivors include his children, Ann Parker (Billy) of Snellville, GA; Linda Averett (Ray Telfor) of Pooler, Lana Harvey (Leroy) of Wilmington Island and Charles Hartzog (Ava) of Springfield; grandchildren, Lynn McClintock, Kathy McIntosh, Johnny Parker, Gid Smith, David Parker, Josh McIntosh, Shannon Spell, Eric Hartzog, Sonia Kessler and Brian Hartzog; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lilla Robinson, Willonese Walker and Annette Croley, all of Alabama and several nieces and nephews. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Funeral: 11 a.m. on Saturday in the chapel of the funeral home with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens on Bonaventure Road in Savannah with military honors. Friends may sign the online register book at www.stricklandandsonsfuneralhome.com. Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, West Chatham Chapel, is in charge of all arrangements.

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Leadership Training In Atlanta As part of a “Leadership Training Program” conducted through “The Atlanta Alliance on Developmental Disabilities,” Jeff Corbett, of Guyton, recently participated in a two-day training at the State Capitol. As a participant, he met with the legislators to advocate for families and individuals living with developmental disabilities in Georgia who are currently on a long waiting list for services. He’s shown here with State Sen. Jack Hill.

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lost in PolitiCAl sPACe By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services

Sen. John McCain’s daughter and his presidential campaign manager think they’ve figured out why McCain lost the 2008 election and what Republicans must do to win in the future. They need to be more like Democrats. Steve Schmidt and Meghan McCain delivered their analyses in separate speeches to the Log Cabin Republicans, whose stated mission “is to work within the Republican Party to advocate equal rights for all Americans, including gays and lesbians.” Schmidt said he believes that a political party should not take or argue a position on same-sex marriage based on religious grounds. “If you put public policy to a religious test,” he said, “you risk becoming a religious party, and in a free country, a political party cannot remain viable in the long term if it is seen as sectarian.” Meghan McCain claimed, “Too many Republicans want to cling to past successes. There are those who think we can win the White House and Congress back by being ‘more’ conservative. Worse, there are those who think we can win by changing nothing at all about what our party has become.” In his remarks, Schmidt tried to engage in moral acrobatics, asserting that a pro-life position ought to translate into support for same-sex marriage: “The argument of the pro-life community acquires its moral force because it holds that the life of the unborn is not distinct in its dignity from the life of the born, and, thus, possesses a Godgiven right to be protected.” That argument could easily be turned around. If God gives rights to the unborn, doesn’t He also get credit for defining marriage as be-

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with a counterfeit $20 bill. She tried explaining that she’d just cashed her paycheck and got the bill from the bank. A moment later, she worked as a waitress and got the bill as a tip. She left before Officers arrived. • A man filed a report with Officers after finding that someone had poured diesel fuel on his back

tween a man and a woman? The comment from the preacher at my wedding (and many other weddings in the “old days”) seems relevant: “What God has joined together, let no man put asunder.” Republicans are in electoral trouble for many reasons, but one of them surely is not that they are insufficiently liberal on social issues. What’s the point of having a two-party system if one party mimics the other? Many erstwhile Republican voters turned on the GOP not because they were insufficiently liberal, but because they were insufficiently conservative. Schmidt and McCain could not begin to count the number of votes that would be lost were the party to abandon social conservatives and their issues. Whatever minimal gains might be made from younger, more progressive Republicans will be more than offset by older (and younger) social conservatives who will abandon the party and either stay home in disgust on Election Day, or vote for third-party candidates. Either scenario will bring the same result: the election of more liberal Democrats. Meghan McCain said Republicans needed to look forward, be more modern, forget the past (presumably she means those Reagan and Republican congressional victories) and adopt new beliefs. Why not forget the Founders while we’re at it? McCain’s perfect candidate was on the “Today” show last Tuesday. Carlie Beck, a California high school cheerleading coach, was fired after she posed nude for Playboy. In an interview, Beck said she thinks everyone should make up his or her own morals. That “philosophy” is perfect for the GOP of McCain and Schmidt. It’s beyond the “if it feels good, do it” code of the ‘60s. It’s morphed into, “if it will get you elected, embrace

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Cal thomas it.” Dissing the past is a quality found mostly in arrogant youth who think they know more than anyone else and believe only they are enlightened enough to tell the rest of us how and what to think. But the past and those who have gone before are great teachers for moderns who would learn. The writer of Ecclesiastes noted that there is “nothing new under the sun.” Republicans can take old ideas that once brought them victory and repackage them for a new generation. Embracing what has worked -- economically, politically and morally -- has sustained America through many challenges. While a moral reformation cannot come through government, moral deterioration will advance with greater speed if political leadership does not remind the country of unchanging principles. What shall it profit a party if it gains electoral victory, but loses its political soul? (Direct all MAIL for Cal Thomas to: Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, N.Y. 14207. Readers may also e-mail Cal Thomas at tmseditors@tribune. com.)

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Community Appreciation Days in April at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is offering Beaufort and Jasper county citizens an incentive to visit one of the world’s most powerful Museum experiences from Thursday, April 23 thru Sunday, April 26, 2009. The Museum has reduced its regular admission rates for Jasper and Beaufort County residents from $10 for adults and $6 for children to only $5 for adults and $3 for children’s admission. It is the perfect time to come see the Museum’s newest addition a WWII era B-17 bomber plane, the “City of Savannah.” Museum guest’s can also enjoy lunch at Chef Matt Cohen’s New South Pub. The Pub is open daily from 11 AM to 3 PM serving delicious sandwiches, soups, salads and a hot Southern buffet.

Activated in 1942 in Savannah, GA the Eighth Air Force was an important strike element in World War II and remains an active force today. The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum honors the Mighty Eighth’s proud legacy by preserving the stories of courage, character and patriotism displayed by the men and women of the Eighth Air Force from World War II to present. Just minutes from Historic Savannah the Museum is located at 175 Bourne Avenue in Pooler, right off of I-95 at Exit 102. The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is open daily from 9 AM until 5 PM except on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, please visit www.mightyeighth.org or call 748-8888.

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• We’ve got another victim of the thieves that steal older ladies’ pocketbooks from their cars while their husbands are pumping gas. This one’s a Rhode Island woman who’s black leather purse contained over $2000 cash. And all she wants is the pictures back! (I feel so dang bad for these ladies! Please keep your eyes open when you gas up near the interstate in Pooler and Port Wentworth for these brazen crooks who are giving our community a bad reputation!) • Just after 1pm, an Officer ran a check on the license plate on a white Buick, which returned to a man with a suspended driver’s license. The Officer made a traffic stop, and asked the driver for his license. Different man from the listed owner, but he, too, had a suspended license. The man was shaking uncontrollably when the Officer stopped him, and he had him step out of the car. Another Officer noticed that he had a .40 cal. pistol beneath his jacket. They had him put his hands on his car and pat searched him, removing the gun and a bag of marijuana from his pants pocket. He was soon on his way to jail for possession of marijuana, driving while suspended, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of a firearm while committing a crime. • An Officer stopped a man on Hwy 30 for driving without his seat belt fastened. He smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the car

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