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ALSO INSIDE Go Girl: Kim Billings As Weather Cools, Get Ready to Plant Bulbs Recipe: 'Ghoulish' Appetizer for Halloween Bulloch County Births

The Wife of a Football Coach Being the Best Mom She can be and Supporting Her Husband


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Welcome, Adelyn Cheney Rudd As many of you who regularly read this space probably figured out, MOMents editor Linsay Cheney Rudd did give birth to a daughter, Adelyn Cheney, on Sept. 21. Mother, daughter and father all are doing well, enjoying their child and adjusting to a whole new world - one that revolves around Adelyn. MOMents magazine is dedicated to the amazing women of Bulloch County, but for this issue, at least, I'll write from the only perspective I can to the birth of a child - my own as a father. I have three sons and the first one was born on May 16, 1995. Sean Robert Healy came into my life and I was not truly prepared for the overwhelming flood of emotions when I held my own flesh and blood for the first time. No matter what you read. No matter what people you love and trust tell you. Holding your child for the first time is a unique experience for every individual. For me, it was an incredible joy, combined with a sense of responsibility previously unknown to me, a boundJim Healy ing appreciation and gratefulness to my wife, a feeling of wonder about what my son's future may hold and a little bit of fear about not being worthy of such a gift. Of course, I didn't articulate all of the above at that moment. I think I babbled a few incoherent things in between tears, but all of what I just wrote was there. In some ways, the same feelings are still there with all my sons. It's just not so overwhelming and tempered with the realities and experiences of life as our sons grow up and my wife and I grow older. And as they drive you crazy! Like most parents, we have dealt with the ups and downs of raising our sons. But, thankfully, we have been spared the tragedies and life-altering situations I have read in the pages of MOMents that mothers have had to face. They are truly remarkable and brave stories. So, to Linsay and her husband Matthew: I wish you both a wealth of happiness as you begin your lifetime journey with Adelyn. advertising Director Jan Melton • jmelton@statesboroherald.com

table of contents Go Girl................................... 5 Eyeball Pizza Dip.................... 6 Ty's Counselor Corner............ 7 The Art of Lawncare............... 8 Averitt Center......................... 9 Quality Child Care................ 10 Bulloch County Births........... 11 Calendar..........................12–13 Feature............................14–15 Bulloch County Schools....... 16 Parks and Recreation........... 18 Farmers Market Recipe........ 20

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Ashlee Hooks Corbin “Many of my days are spent working with victims, judges, law enforcement and the legal community, navigating the legal system with the women we serve so they are never alone in this.” However, her umbrella covers so much more. Dancing with the Statesboro Stars is the biggest fundraiser for Safe Haven and is another one of the things that falls under Kim’s umbrella. Planning the event is year round—once the mirror ball trophy is presented, work starts all over for the next year’s event. Money raised goes back into the non-profit to benefit the women and children of Safe Haven. “While my job entails everything from walking our clients through the legal process to collecting clothing or other goods for the shelter or educating the public about our services,” Kim said, “I am just excited to be able to wake up and serve others.” While most people know her from her work with Dancing with the Statesboro Stars, Kim says she spends, “the bulk of her time providing legal advocacy services to victims of domestic violence in the six-county area of the Ogeechee and Middle Judicial Circuits as well as to victims residing in the emergency shelter and its housing programs.” In her free time, Kim said she enjoys all types of learning, going to church, trips to the beach, reading and spending time with my family—a husband and two children. No stranger to serving others, Kim is also a member of the Statesboro

Exchange Club, Bulloch County Commission on Human Services and the Altrusa Club of Statesboro. In 2011, she was named the Altrusan of the Year. She is also the Chair of the Bulloch County Family Violence Task Force and has been helping to jump start the Screven County counter-part. “Most recently, I was honored to be named to the 2017-18 Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Leadership Academy Class for women.” Kim said, “Learning about Lynda’s vision as a leader and what servant leadership truly means has been so rewarding.” The victims of domestic violence in this area are certainly lucky to have someone like Kim in their corner. Her servant’s heart certainly shows in her work. The work she does in these people’s lives is not done because it’s

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her job—it’s her job because of the compassion she has for them. “"I want the women and children of Safe Haven to feel safe, to know that we have their backs—but most importantly, we want to help them discover the courage and strength within themselves to overcome any situation.” Kim said, “Sometimes in life, we need others to hold our hands and walk us through tough times. The fact that I get to do this on a daily basis, and witness the miracle of life restoration through the work of Safe Haven constantly reenergizes me.” 2017 Dancing with the Statesboro Stars will be October 5 at 6:30 p.m. and October 8 at 3 p.m. at the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center.

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ctober is well-known as the month for Breast Cancer Awareness, but it’s also the awareness month for Domestic Violence. Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women; while domestic violence affects 1 in 4 women. The occurrence of domestic violence is more frequent than invasive breast cancer. Kim Billings, associate director and legal advocate for Safe Haven, sees these women through the sometimes confusing and often dangerous process of escaping the cycle of abuse. A proud “Double Eagle,” Kim fell in love with Statesboro and made it home. She has served victims of domestic violence in Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Jenkins, Screven and Washington Counties for 13 years through her work at Safe Haven. Her job at Safe Haven came naturally for Kim; she grew up with a strong role model in her father. As a child, she wanted to honor him by serving others and protect and help them just as he did. “Someone needs to be able to raise their hand, step up to the plate and say, ‘Yes, I will be the one. I am willing to fight for you and your needs. You are important.’” She said, “The fact that I am the one of these people…is beyond amazing.” One of her favorite quotes from Trent Shelton, “Be someone’s umbrella in the middle of their storm.” In her duties at Safe Haven, she serves as that umbrella for women and children as they navigate the court system.

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A Ghoulish Appetizer with Eyeball Pizza Dip!

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hen the creepy ghouls come out on Halloween night and the parties you go to are a hair-raising delight, make sure to the fill everyone's bottomless pit with Eyeball Pizza Dip! With a layer of softened cream cheese, hint of pesto, pizza sauce, toppings and creamy melted mozzarella, this spooky creation will make for a frightfully delicious snack! Eyeball Pizza Dip 1 (8-ounce) package Cream Cheese (softened) 2 ½ Tablespoons Classico Traditional Basil Pesto 1 (14-ounce) jar Classico Pizza Sauce 1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese Mini Pepperoni Slices Sliced Mozzarella Cheese Sliced Black Olives Ritz Toasted Chips Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Press the cream cheese into the bottom of a non-greased 9-inch pie plate. Stir pesto really well with a spoon, then spread a very thin layer over the cream cheese. Spread the pizza sauce evenly. Sprinkle with the shredded mozzarella cheese. Layer with pepperoni slices. Bake uncovered on the 3rd (middle) rack for around 10 minutes. While baking, cut 2 inch circles out of the sliced mozzarella cheese with a biscuit cutter or a sharp knife. Remove from oven and top with mozzarella circles, then carefully place a sliced black olive in the center of each circle. Add back to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the eyeballs are melted. Make sure the eyeballs are fairly melted and not overcooked. You want them to still look like eyeballs and not let the cheese get too runny into the dip. Serve warm with toasted chips. Tips for your creepy dip creation: The Traditional Basil Pesto and Pizza Sauce can be found near the

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pizza kits at your local grocery store. If there is another brand you prefer, then use that instead. Ritz Toasted Chips are near the cracker section in the store. These work perfectly with this dip. Also, if you can't find sliced Mozzarella Cheese, you can always purchase the block of Mozzarella and slice it before cutting the circles. Lastly, green olives can be used in place of the black olives or if you want to get really creative, cut the sliced black olives and shape the pieces to make the eyeballs look creepy or silly, maybe even add some eyelashes. This is an appetizer that the kids can help with, so just make sure to keep it fun and very spooky! Azure Rountree, a wife and mother of four beautiful kids, has a love of cooking and sharing recipes.

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Decide to Take the Limits Off, Today would like to talk to you about “living beyond labels.” I’m not referring to the labels that are pieces of paper or fabric with instructions. I’m referring to the words or phrases used to describe a person or group of people. As a child, you may have be told certain things about yourself, those things may have helped your growth or hindered your growth. If you've had negative labels placed onto you, choose not to believe them. From the moment we are born, we are shaped and/or categorized by the

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perceptions, ideas and opinions of others. Opinions are fine to hear, but they

shouldn't rule your life to the point of not being able to make a decision on our own. We tend to over compensate due to how we believe “others” view us. Keeping up an image can be tiring. If presented negatively, labels can place limitations on our lives, causing us to live within the invisible box that has been placed around us. Have you identified the labels placed onto you? Some labels force us to feel as though we are constantly on display or must perform a certain way to be

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accepted. While others make us feel as though we aren't good enough. I encourage you today to live beyond the labels that have been placed upon you. Don’t allow the negative labels to define who you are. Believe in who you are, what’s inside of you and all that you hope to be. Today, decide to take the limits off! Ty Johnson is cofounder of Refocus Counseling and Consulting Services LLC, a program that teaches people how to focus on the positive. Email her at refocus123@gmail.com. moments | October 2017 | www.statesboromoments.com


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BREAST SELF-EXAM GUIDELINES In addition to scheduling clinical screenings and mammograms, women should routinely examine and massage their breasts to detect any abnormalities. These breast self-exams can be an important part of early breast cancer detection. Although many women are aware that they should become familiar with their bodies, many are unsure about just how frequently they should conduct breast examinations. Experts at Johns Hopkins Medical center advise adult women of all ages to perform self-examinations at least once a month. That’s because 40 percent of diagnosed breast cancers are first detected by women who feel a lump. Establishing a regular breast self-exam schedule is very important. Begin by looking at the breasts in a mirror. Note the size and appearance of the breasts, and pay attention to any changes that are normal parts of hormonal changes associated with menstruation. Breasts should be evenly shaped without distortion or swelling. Changes that should cause concern include dimpling, puckering or bulging of the skin. Inverted nipples or nipples that have changed position, as well as any rash or redness, should be noted. In addition, the same examination

should be done with arms raised over the head. The breasts should be felt while both lying down and standing up. Use the right hand to manipulate the left breast and vice versa. Use a firm touch with the first few fingers of the hand. Cover the entire breast in circular motions. The pattern taken doesn’t matter so long as it covers the entire breast. All tissue, from the front to the back of the breast, should be felt. The same pattern and procedure should be conducted while standing up. Many women find this easiest to do while in the shower. It is important not to panic if something is detected. Not every lump is breast cancer. And bumps may actually be normal parts of the breast, as certain areas can feel different than others. But bring any concerns to the attention of your doctor. Breast self-exams are a healthy habit to adopt. When used in conjunction with regular medical care and mammography, self-exams can be yet another tool in helping to detect breast abnormalities. Doctors and nurses will use similar breast examination techniques during routine examinations.

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hen Spring arrives in all of its brilliant and colorful glory, I often wish that I had remembered to plant bulbs in the ground during the previous fall months. But hey, we’re busy, right? Who’s got time to think ahead 5 months in advance and get those seeds planted? Well, here is your guide to planting the most steadfast and easy-to-grow bulb bloomers for our planting zone. Hyacinths’ dainty multi-colored blooms have a distinct growing pattern, with tight bunches of flowers clustering all together on short rods surrounded by vibrant green foliage. Differing varieties such a grape hyacinths have blooms that resemble more of a bell-shape flower, so make sure you know which kind you are purchasing before planting. Select a place with sun or partial shade in well-drained soil that is moderately rich in nutrients. Plant bulbs 3-4 inches deep, 2-3 inches if you are using grape hyacinths. Space 3 inches apart. Enjoy these stunning little gems in the springtime and savor their sweet-smells all season long! Perhaps one of the very first things you will see poking through the cold winter soil are Crocus flowers, a sure sign that spring is right around the corner! Plant crocus bulbs in the fall when the high temperatures are consistently below 60° F. These hardy bulbs will do well in most soils, providing they are welldrained and not soggy. Soil that retains water consistently will cause the bulbs to rot. Because of crocus’ habit of spreading out and cultivating itself year after year, consider planting clusters of bulbs in places that are slightly confined, such as containers or walkways with firm edging around

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it; places with full to partial sun are best. When digging in the soil, plant crocuses 3-4 inches deep, with the point of the bulb facing up. Daffodils have such cheerful buttery yellow and creamy white blooms, planting one or two just won't be enough! Daffodils grow well in full sun to part shade in moderately drained and fertile soil, and are excellent choices for borders, pots, and relaxed gardens. When selecting bulbs to plant in the fall, choose the largest you can find, and plant them pointside up about twice as deep as they are tall. Daffodils don't enjoy being crowded, so space bulbs about 3-6 inches apart. Lightly water once planted. In spring, enjoy your daffodils indoors and out, since their stems are excellent for cutting and displaying. Planting bulbs in the fall for spring blooms is like giving yourself a surprise gift months in advance! With a little patience, you can set and forget these rich blooming perennials and enjoy the fruits of your labor when the warm weather comes back into town. Erinn is part of the professional team at Ninja Lawns who seek to serve the Statesboro community and make a positive difference in the world around them. Contact Ninja Lawns online at www.ninjalawns. com.


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Ashley Whittemore schoolteacher Ichabod Crane as he battles between illogical superstition and the truth about Sleepy Hollow’s most infamous ghost: the Headless Horseman. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults ($12 non-members) and $8 for youth. To purchase tickets, visit the box office Tuesday-Friday from 12-5:30 p.m., or go to www.averittcenterforthearts.org. Performance sponsored by the Mock Law Firm and Ogeechee Technical College. In keeping with tradition, the Averitt STARs are excited to bring a community favorite back to the Averitt Center this Halloween. The annual ‘Ghost Tours by Lantern Light’ takes patrons on a journey into the dark and creepy underbelly of Statesboro's history. The city’s most haunted stories will be told through first-hand accounts from ‘ghosts’ as guests venture to different sites around downtown and hear the history behind nine local venues. Be ready for a good scare while you learn some facts about Statesboro you never knew, and you probably won't forget! And don't be frightened if you see some of our ghosts seeking to reconnect with the living. Tours begin at 7 p.m. at the Emma Kelly Theater. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased online at www.averittcenterforthearts.org or (912) 212-2787.

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s Ernest Dowson’s “pale amber sunlight falls across the reddening October trees,” the welcomed smell of autumn dances through the breeze. The changing color of leaves signals the changing of seasons, but the importance of family and tradition remains the same. In celebration of the new season, the Averitt Center hopes to inspire a new tradition amongst families – pumpkin painting. Although pumpkins have traditionally been inscribed with ghoulish faces and illuminated by candles, paint allows inexperienced artists the freedom to create their own masterpieces while celebrating the beauty of fall’s colorful season. Start a new tradition with your family and join the Averitt Center for this fall workshop on Saturday, October 21 from 1-4 p.m. at the Roxie Remley Center for Fine Art. Cost is $25 and all materials are included. Supplies are limited so reserve a spot today by calling (912) 212-2787. Looking for a Thrill? The Statesboro Youth Theater’s production of ‘Sleepy Hollow,’ by Kathryn Schultz Miller, brings Washington Irving’s spooky classic to the Whitaker Black Box Theater October 12-14 and October 19-21. The storybook tale follows the greedy, awkward

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Southern Conference on Children in Statesboro Jan. 20 n the child care industry, Statesboro is the home of a vital conference of training for professionals across the entire state of Georgia. The Southern Conference on Children has been held each January for the past 30 years. The upcoming conference on January 20, 2018, will mark 31 years of a conference full of training for teachers, administration and staff of programs in the child care industry. The Southern Conference on Children works to provide high-quality training on issues relevant to the early childhood community. This one-day conference provides participants with valuable information and CEUs on current child care trends and other related topics presented by local and regional leaders in child development, early childhood

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education, special education and other related fields. Included in the conference are special sessions presented by Savannah’s District 5 Child Care Resource and Referral trainers, Bright From the Start trainers, and a Director’s Track presented by Michelle Smith Lank of Kid’s World Learning

Center specifically designed for owners, directors and administrators. This year’s conference theme is Nurturing Healthy Children. Please join us as a participant or vendor as we work to promote the physical, social and emotional health of all children. The conference, held at Georgia Southern University, is sponsored by the School of Human Ecology, the College of Health and

Human Sciences and the Division of Continuing Education Michelle Smith Lank is the owner and director of Kid's World Learning Center, a three-star Quality Rated and National Association for the Education of Young Children accredited child care program in Statesboro.

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Bulloch County's Babies

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Compiled from information supplied to Moments by East Georgia Regional Medical Center Jameson Trent and Diana Ryan Lightsey of Statesboro Jan. 15. • Ohana was born to Sharnesse Venesse Brown of Statesboro Jan. 16. • Avery was born to Lessie Monike Lee of Millen Jan. 16. • Davvy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Davvy James and Amber Leigh Overstreet of Millen Jan. 16. • Kathryn was born to Tiffany Mary Reynolds of Millen Jan. 16. • Greyleigh was born to Ashley Nichole Hope and William Curtis Barnes of Claxton Jan. 17. • Rosa Mae was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barclay Black of Statesboro Jan. 17. The mother is the former Donna Carnley. • Kamden was born to Tabatha Cheriee McClellan of Sylvania Jan. 17. • Sawyer was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morrison Ferrell of Statesboro Jan. 18. The mother is the former Alicia Thompson. • Tanner was born to Sierra Lauren Stroble and Terry Allen Scott of Pembroke Jan. 18. • Johnathan was born to Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Bryon Miller of Garfield Jan. 19. The mother is the former Valen Burke. • Aden was born to Mr. and Mrs. Thaddeous Antonio and Desirae Sherree Roberson of Statesboro Jan. 19. • Kaison was born to Shetiqua Shamice Roberts of Midway Jan. 19. • Janae was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jelani Omar and Eboni Kendiral Brown of Statesboro Jan. 20.

• Chayce was born to Mr. and Mrs. William Lamar Kirkland of Statesboro Jan. 22. The mother is the former Amber Darche' Thomas. • Nathaniel was born to Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Tyrone and Jennifer Latia Badie of Statesboro Jan. 23. • Janina was born to Megan Alane Pomar and Preston Carroll Noe of Claxton Jan. 23. • Rashid was born to Chelsea LaBianca Oliver of Sylvania Jan. 23. • Avery was born to Alexis Symone Grubbs of Glennville Jan. 24. • Kalidiana was born to Leannia Beatrice Mercer of Statesboro Jan. 24. • Ranaysha was born to LaDaysha Shanea Porter and Randy Deon Smith of Claxton Jan. 24. • DreQuan was born to Kniah Octavia Alford of Springfield Jan. 25. • Liam was born to Yesenia Ramirez and Kenya Nuru Hankerson of Claxton Jan. 25. • Christopher was born to Angel Denise Lovett and Curtis Kea of Sylvania Jan. 25. • Kingsley was born to Cesilia Abigail Arredondo and Argenis Guadalupe Santiago Luna of Metter Jan. 25. • Brittlyn was born to Jennifer Naomi Bennett and Justin Joseph Aeger of Claxton Jan. 26. • Roman was born to Hanna Nicole Panch and James Clayton Bell of Statesboro Jan. 25. • Leonardo was born to Crystal Lamas and Osvaldo Flores of Glennville Jan. 26.

• Braxton was born to Tomaza Hernandez Gutierrez of Reidsville Jan. 26. • Na'Lej was born to La'Deidra Monique Hamilton of Statesboro Jan. 26. • Alaric was born to Mr. and Mrs. Dustin Cody and Katie Lynn Jenkins of Sylvania Jan. 26. • Nyomi was born to Mary LaShay Lane of Portal Jan. 26. • Eden was born to Crystal Brooke Geller of Swainsboro Jan. 27. • Eli was born to Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Richard Cody and Tammy Ann Jones of Brooklet Jan. 27. • Yamila was born to Clara Hernandez-Garrido and Gilberto Leyva-Herrera of Metter Jan. 27. • Racie was born to Mr. and Mrs. Justin Tracy and Morgan Rochelle Parrish of Sylvania Jan. 27. • Brantley was born to Mr. and Mrs. Steven Everett and Rebecca Kee Pittman of Pembroke Jan. 27. • Micah was born to Carrie Tea Smith of Reidsville Jan. 28. • Michael was born to Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Britany Nicole Blackburn of Pembroke Jan. 30. • Jonah was born to Mr. and Mrs. Shane Matthew and Amy Elizabeth Estes of Swainsboro Jan. 30. • Emily was born to Mrs. Misty Lynn Hammock of Statesboro Jan. 30. • Paris was born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bernard and Jasmine Nasha Johnson of Metter Jan. 30. • Ja'Laysia was born to Nichelle Nicole Killings of Sylvania Jan. 30. • Zy'ire was born to Andrea LaShay Kirkland of Statesboro Jan. 30.

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• Lucas was born to Maria Teresa Morales of Statesboro Jan. 10. • Brantley was born to Aixa Marie Irizaarry and Austin Levy Thompson of Reidsville Jan. 10. • Artavious was born to April Marie Mincey and Arthur Lee Williams of Swainsboro Jan. 10. • Jordyn was born to Gabriel Chinese Williams and DeQuon Lamore Williams of Sylvania Jan. 10. • Langston was born to Mr. and Mrs. Matthew O'Brian and Sad'e Sierra Canty of Statesboro Jan. 11. • Devonte was born to Hor'Mecha DeShay Phillips of Collins Jan. 11. • Aubree was born to Roneisha Monique Hurst and Mario D'Untrey Carter of Statesboro Jan. 12. • Martesia was born to Denna Marie Hayward and Martese DaQuann Williams of Rincon Jan. 12. • Pierce was born to Mr. and Mrs. Austin Greene Zeigler of Statesboro Jan. 12. The mother is the former Hillary Murphey. • Ivy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Grant and Nicey Charisse Kingdom of Sylvania Jan. 13. • Nova was born to Sheena Marie Wilbon of Brooklet Jan. 13. • A'Mari was born to Yashica Sharme're Smith and Lovon Brooks of Statesboro Jan. 14. • Ellis was born to Mr. and Mrs. Scott Vanderver Pool of Statesboro Jan. 14. The mother is the former Tifani Landing. • Hank was born to Mr. and Mrs.


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“A Tribute to Mayberry” Splash in the Boro closed Averitt Center for the Arts Placing dome over swimming pools $22 • 7:30 p.m. Splash in the Boro closed Placing dome over swimming pools Georgia Pre-K Week Portal Catface Bulloch County Public Schools Turpentine Festival Georgia Pre-K Week Downtown Portal • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. First Friday: Ag Night Bulloch County Public Schools Creative Writing Class Out Downtown Statesboro Main Street Statesboro Statesboro Regional Library • 3-5 p.m. • 5:30–8 p.m. Farmers Market Homeschool Art 52 Weeks of Giving Sea Island Bank parking lot Statesboro Regional Library • 2 p.m. Statesboro Regional Library • 4 p.m. 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

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SBCPRD Camp Adventure Old Julia P. Bryant Elementary School 7:50 a.m.–6 p.m. Reading to Rover (for new and developing readers) Statesboro Regional Library • 5 p.m. Music & Lyrics (ages 10-18) Statesboro Regional Library • 6-7 p.m.

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“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” Averitt Center for the Arts “The Legend of Sleepy $10 • 7:30 p.m. Handmade Holiday Hollow” Teen DIY Club Meeting Market Averitt Center for the Arts (ages 12–18) Gracewood Baptist Church Family $10 • 7:30 p.m. Statesboro Regional Library • 4:30–7 p.m. Life Center • 4-8 p.m. SBCPRD Camp Adventure SBCPRD Camp Adventure SBCPRD Camp Adventure SBCPRD Camp Adventure Old Julia P. Bryant Elementary School Old Julia P. Bryant Elementary School Old Julia P. Bryant Elementary School Old Julia P. Bryant Elementary School 7:50 a.m.–6 p.m. 7:50 a.m.–6 p.m. 7:50 a.m.–6 p.m. 7:50 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Main Street Statesboro Farmers Market Sea Island Bank parking lot 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Scare on the Square Creative Writing Class SBCPRD Trick or Treat Downtown Statesboro Anime & Manga Club free • 4:30–8:30 p.m. Statesboro Regional Library • 3-5 p.m. Mill Creek Regional Park (ages 12–18) Family Program: Statesboro Regional Library • 5 p.m. Just Move: “Bollywood free • 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Children’s Fall Festival Toddler Time (ages 2–5) Dance” 52 Weeks of Giving Statesboro Regional Library Statesboro Regional Library • 10:30 a.m. Statesboro Regional Library • 5 p.m. Statesboro Regional Library • 4 p.m. • noon - 2 p.m.

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SBCPRD Camp Adventure Old Julia P. Bryant Elementary School 7:50 a.m.–6 p.m. Reading to Rover (for new and developing readers) Statesboro Regional Library • 5 p.m. Music & Lyrics (ages 10-18) Statesboro Regional Library • 6-7 p.m.

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“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” Averitt Center for the Arts “The Legend of Sleepy $10 • 7:30 p.m. Handmade Holiday Hollow” Teen DIY Club Meeting Market Averitt Center for the Arts (ages 12–18) Gracewood Baptist Church Family $10 • 7:30 p.m. Statesboro Regional Library • 4:30–7 p.m. Life Center • 4-8 p.m. SBCPRD Camp Adventure SBCPRD Camp Adventure SBCPRD Camp Adventure SBCPRD Camp Adventure Old Julia P. Bryant Elementary School Old Julia P. Bryant Elementary School Old Julia P. Bryant Elementary School Old Julia P. Bryant Elementary School 7:50 a.m.–6 p.m. 7:50 a.m.–6 p.m. 7:50 a.m.–6 p.m. 7:50 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Main Street Statesboro Farmers Market Sea Island Bank parking lot 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Scare on the Square Creative Writing Class SBCPRD Trick or Treat Downtown Statesboro Anime & Manga Club free • 4:30–8:30 p.m. Statesboro Regional Library • 3-5 p.m. Mill Creek Regional Park (ages 12–18) Family Program: Statesboro Regional Library • 5 p.m. Just Move: “Bollywood free • 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Children’s Fall Festival Toddler Time (ages 2–5) Dance” 52 Weeks of Giving Statesboro Regional Library Statesboro Regional Library • 10:30 a.m. Statesboro Regional Library • 5 p.m. Statesboro Regional Library • 4 p.m. • noon - 2 p.m.

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Adjusting to the Life of a Football Coach's Wife

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Middle School Sweethearts Beth & Tyson Summers Balance Long Hours, Family

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t’s the time of year when everyone turns into a football coach. From the sidelines, from the comfy couch or at Monday morning’s water cooler – we all do it. We know the plays that should’ve happened and all the answers if our favorite team loses. But when the lights on the field are turned off – are we sure we want everything that goes with the job? MOMents magazine recently caught up with Beth Summers, wife of Georgia Southern University’s Head Football Coach Tyson Summers, to get just a glimpse into a coaching family’s life. Not complaining, of course – she loves this life and is completely supportive of her husband’s position as football coach – but she doesn’t mind sharing that it’s a tough life at times. “This is what we do,” she said matterof-factly. “I always say he tricked me. We got engaged right before football season. He knew he needed to put a ring on it, or I’d run!” Beth and Tyson dated for six months before he proposed in June, and then married six months later in December. They’d known each other, however, for a long time and had dated previously – if “dating” is what you call it when you’re in the fifth grade. “We were in the same homeroom in Tifton,” she said of the memory. “Middle school boyfriend and girlfriend.” The future Summers couple attended the Seventh Grade Ball together in 1993, and she still has the picture to

Julie Lavender prove it. She never dreamed she’d be hav-

ing a ball with the cute seventh grader for the rest of her life!

“We kinda had a little falling out after the dance,” she says. They remained friends, however, until she moved in tenth grade. Fast-forward several years, and, ironically, Tyson played football at Presbyterian College, which is where Beth’s dad had played football. An avid fan of his alma mater, her dad kept up with Tyson’s football career. Beth attended the University of Georgia and graduated from Medical College of Georgia in Athens with a nursing degree. Pursuing that passion, Beth worked at Atlanta’s Egleston Children’s Hospital after graduation and met a young 8-year-old patient suffering from Cystic Fibrosis. Sadly, his critical health issues numbered his days.


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because Tyson works 18 hour days for six days a week, and the seventh day is game day.” When helmets aren’t crashing on the field, Tyson and other coaches are reviewing films of former practices or games with other teams. So, how does she keep her marriage and family strong? Beth says it takes intentionality, and she and the boys come to see Tyson during practices or meet him for dinner in his office. “Marriage is like anything else – you have to work at it. Tyson does a good job of spending time with the boys and with me when he’s home. We get so little time that when we are together, it’s good, quality time. Not playing on our phones; no distractions. “I have to give huge props to my kids. They take on ‘man of the house’ roles, like taking care of the dog, taking out the trash. They take care of each other. “ The three little Summers are Beth’s world. She remembers fondly what

her mother told her, after her mother had been diagnosed with cancer and given only a year to live. “We were blessed to have her two years, though. I said to her, ‘Give me one piece of advice for my future, mom.’ “She replied, ‘I want you to be the best mother you can be.’” Beth says she aspires to live up to that. “That’s the thing she was most proud of – being our mother. Not a school teacher. Not the wife of a superintendant. That’s the way I feel. They’re my greatest accomplishment.” Those little boys she calls her pride and joy are perhaps the most difficult part of being a coach’s wife when the scoreboard doesn’t reflect a win. “It’s not me or my husband I worry about. It’s my kids. I try to shield them from the negativity.” There’s plenty of positive, but sadly, she’s had to coach her oldest – the other two aren’t really old enough to be affected – on how to handle unkind comments that other kids might make.

“We’re teaching him how to handle it with grace,” Beth says. Once, Beth was working out at a gym and eventually had to leave because of the post-game rhetoric she could hear from patrons who were unaware she was a coach’s wife. Comments like that hurt, but Beth tries to brush it off this way: “Tyson and I try to have the mindset – ‘that’s just how passionate Georgia Southern fans are.’” Before her mom died of esophageal cancer, Beth would’ve shared all those ups and downs with her best friend. “I feel like I lost both at the same time. She wanted to live to see Tyson’s first game as head coach, and she died just a couple of days after that game.” Starting the second season here without her mom has been difficult for Beth, but she knows she has tasks ahead of her: striving to be the best mom she can be and supporting that cute middle school boyfriend.

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“His parents couldn’t be there often, so the nursing staff kind of adopted him. We wanted to give him a really special Christmas party. “My dad knew he was a huge Georgia Bulldog fan and said, ‘Hey, Tyson Summers is coaching there. You should ask him to send some players for the party.’” Their story wouldn’t have worked out had it not been for Hurricane Katrina. Turns out, the Sugar Bowl got moved to Atlanta that year due to inclement weather. Otherwise, the team would have been in New Orleans. Smiling, Beth adds, “When I contacted him, I thought nothing of it. But when he walked in the hospital room, I thought, ‘Wow – you got tall!’” The sparks must’ve been evident to the players, too, because Tyson later told Beth that one of the guys said, after leaving, “She likes you, man.” Though he brushed off the comment from his player, the words prompted Tyson to give Beth a call to thank her for the opportunity. “So I invited him over after the Sugar Bowl to thank him for coming. And then he invited me over to thank me for thanking him……well, that went on for a bit, and I told my mom, ‘This is the man I’m going to marry. My Seventh Grade Ball date.” The football couple have called many places home, like Birmingham, Orlando and Colorado, and made their way to Statesboro last year, bringing along their three boys, Jake, 9, Walker, 7, and Anderson, 4. Beth explains a typical year in the life of a football coach’s family like this: recruitment travel, January through mid-February. After player signings in February, a brief two weeks of a typical work week and weekends off. Spring football for the next two months; recruiting in May. Players report in June and practice begins, combined with other players coming to camp for evaluations. “We actually get a little bit of vacation time in July,” Beth says, “but fall camp at the end of July, and the season begins.” Beth says many fellow coaches’ wives have mentored her over the years, and it was from them that she learned the term ‘football widow” to describe the season. “I have to be mama and daddy,


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lion. This allowed the BOE to successfully complete the following large and many other projects: build six new schools; renovate and expand seven additional schools; build three high school athletic complexes; partner with the Statesboro Bulloch County Parks & recreation facility to build the Mill Creek Regional Park Tennis Center and upgrade the softball and baseball facilities for school and SBCP&RD use. Bulloch County continues to grow and so does its school system. Since the first E-SPLOST in 2003, enrollment has grown by more than 2,000 new children; however, based on state evaluations of the school system's current student population, the district is not eligible to build any new schools. E-SPLOST IV would instead be used to fund other significant capital improvement projects.

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Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks & Recreation Department Monthly Events Splash Closed for Dome Removal October 2-6, 2017 Splash in the Boro Camp Adventure October 16-20 (Fall Break) 7:50 am – 6 pm Former Julia P. Bryant Elementary Cheer Competition October 30, 2017 7 pm Statesboro High School Trick or Treat at Mill Creek October 27, 2017 5-8 pm Mill Creek Park Free Event Horseback Riding Lessons (ages 5-18) October 9-November 17, 2017 Monday – Friday Fletcher Park $150 for a 6 week session (one day per week) Piano Lessons October 13 – November 3, 2017 30 minute session on Fridays between 3-5:30 pm Honey Bowen Building Tennis Lessons Ages 9- 12- Advanced Oct 23 – Nov 13 Mondays 4 – 6 pm $45 Mill Creek Tennis Complex Tennis Lessons Ages 9-12- Beg/Int Oct 24 – Nov 16 T/Th 5 – 6 pm $45 Mill Creek Tennis Complex Tennis Lessons Ages 12-17- Beg/Int Oct 24 – Nov 16 T/Th 5 – 6 pm $45

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A Tribute to Mayberry

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¼ cup chopped sage leaves, from Market 1 tbsp. Georgia Olive Oil ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese, from Market

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re your feelings of sadness and discouragement just common feelings, or do they hint at something more serious? Read through these warning signs of depression: 1. Deep sadness We all feel sad and discouraged from time to time. Sometimes we don’t even want to get out of bed and go to work. Instances of sadness (and not wanting to go to work on Mondays) are normal. But long periods of intense and frequent sadness that affect your daily life hint towards depression. If your feelings of sadness also include feeling lonely, crying, isolation and hopelessness, address your concerns with your doctor. 2. Problems sleeping Depression often causes problems sleeping — WebMD reports that 15 percent sleep too much, but as much as 80 percent of those with depression have trouble falling (or staying) asleep. New research even suggests that problems sleeping can be an early warning sign of depression in some people. Paying attention to your sleeping habits can help clue you into a correct diagnosis, so you can get the treatment you need. 3. Negative thoughts “Everyone hates me,” “I can’t do anything right,” “I’m a failure” and “I’m ugly/fat/dumb” are all phrases you should never say to yourself, but commonly, those with depression also

suffer pervasive negative thoughts. 4. Disinterest and apathy People with depression lose complete interest in people, working, having fun and life in general. If your feelings of sadness and loneliness are preventing you from living a normal and healthy life (like participating in your hobbies and being around people you love), that's a warning sign of depression. 5. Low self-esteem Low self-esteem generates anxiety, fear and depression. A person with shaken self-esteem feels inferior and unworthy of those around them — physically and intellectually. These feelings can lead to more feelings of isolation and a deepening sense of loneliness. 6. Lose interest in appearance A person with depression will sometimes lose their drive to get dressed, shower, get ready for the day or put effort into their appearance. Along with an unwillingness to get out of bed and face the world, those with depression frequently lose the will to make an effort. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, please seek a professional immediately. Depression isn't something that will just "go away". Therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists are happy to help you and set you on your way to happiness. Depression is a serious, yet often silent illness. Don't fall victim to silent suffering — you deserve all the happiness in the world.

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