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The Satilla Community Services
Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday,
March 3 at 5 p.m. in the Board Room
located at 1007 Mary Street, Waycross,
Georiga. For more information please
contact LaCretia Gassem at 449-7101. WEDNESDAY, FEB 25, 2009 • VOL 36 • NO 08 • ONE SECTION • © COPYRIGHT 2009 THE BRANTLEY ENTERPRISE

Okefenokeeology Waynesville VFD DOES AMERICA JUST HAVE

A Okefenokeeology Course will be
offered at the Okefenokee Swamp
beginning Thursday, March 5. Popular
gets grant for child A NATIONAL BAD ATTITUDE?
instructor, Don Berryhill, will pres-
ent this 12-hour course, which will
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meet on Thursday evenings during
the month of March from 6-8 p.m. at
the Cypress Cove Annex located at
Okefenokee Swamp Park. Be sure to
register soon as space is limited. For
further information call 912-283-0583
this week
between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5:30
The Hortense Holiness Church will
Book sale hold revival services through Friday
The Friends of the Library will hold at 7:30 p.m. nightly with evangelist
a book sale on Friday, March 6 from Dwayne Pooler. There will be special
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday, March 7 9 singing each night. For more informa-
a.m. - 12 p.m. On Friday books will tion call 473-2324 or 912-337-7751.
have price stickers on them. On
Saturday you can purchase a bag for

$2 and fill it with your choice. Baked Workshop
goods will also be for sale. The University of Georgia will hold a
workshop entitled "Thinking of Start-
ing A Business" on Thursday from 6-9
Pageant p.m. in the Conference Room of the
The 5th Annual Sassy South Pageant Small Business Assistance Center, 111
will be held on Saturday, March 7 at East Liberty Street in Savannah. The
the BCHS cafeteria beginning at 10 Lady Herons will host first playoff game here Friday cost is $69 or $50 if you register and
a.m. The pageant is open to all girls The Brantley County Lady Herons take time for a photo with their region 2-AA trophy following their 47-40 win over Ap- pay no later than Monday before the
in the state of Georgia, newborn pling County Friday. The ladies will play again Friday probably against Brookes -- the fourth place finisher in region 1-AA day of class. For further information
- 21 years old. Applications can be -- in the Herons Nest at 7 p.m. Tickets will be $7 each. contact 912-651-3200 or visit www.
obtained at Amy Michelle's Flower's
and Gifts on Hwy 301 or call Amy
Middleton at 288-0384 or Rhonda
Thomas at 270-6500. Rules apply.
Mayor demotes, suspends police chief Meeting
The Southeast Georgia Youth Council

Whale of sale Chief counters with will meet on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at
the Southeast Georgia Regional De-
Waycross Service League will hold
their 8th annual Whale of a Sale on
threat of legal action velopment Center, 1725 South Georgia
Parkway, West, Waycross.
Saturday, March 7 at the Okefenokee The Brantley Enterprise has
learned that former Nahunta police
Fairgrounds in the big metal building
beginning at 7a.m. There will be a
chief Darren Crews, demoted last
week, has filed a lawsuit against Bayview sing
variety of items for sale including the city and mayor Ronnie Jacobs. The Bayview Nursing Home sing will
clothing, shoes, accessories, house- Crews said last week he would file be held from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday. For
hold items, holiday, books/CDs, baby papers on the city and another offi- more information call David Lee at
cer on the force told the Enterprise
items, linens, children’s toys, furni- 912-458-2493 or Clarke Lee at 912-458-
the former chief had been suspend-
ture, small appliances, New Boutique, ed without pay Friday. 2268.
and much more. Admission will be $2 Crews was hired less than a
per person. year ago after Jacobs fired former Gene Solano is the only police officer in a town with no police chief
chief Craig Pittman in January
2008. Pittman is now the Brantley they’re afraid they’ll lose their jobs. city’s refusal to provide the funding
Welcome home
The family and friends of Judy Blount
Revival County jail administrator.
Not much information has
All members of the original
Nahunta VFD resigned recently.
it was promised.
Nahunta now has turned to the
will meet on Friday, from 4 - 5 p.m. at
Philadelphia Wesleyan Church will come from the city hall and some Department chief Dru Smith said the red light in Nahunta with yellow
hold revival services Monday, March city officials say that’s because the mass resignation was over the See Chief, page 2 ribbons for a surprise homecoming
2 through Sunday, March 8 at 7 p.m. for Mrs. Judy. All her family and
nightly and at 6 p.m. on Sunday. The
guest speaker will be Rev. Billy Ring
Student sent to RYDC after admitting handing out drugs at school friends are invited to attend. For more
information call Wyatt at 912-288-2003.
of Waycross. A student at Brantley County poison control to find out that they
High School has been turned over were methadone, a prescription
to the Regional Youth Detention drug commonly used for less expen-
Head start
Gospel sing Center in Waycross after admit-
ting to handing out drugs to other
sive pain relief and to help users of
other drugs to kick the habit, and Brantley County Head Start will hold
Hickox Baptist Church will hold a students yesterday. after learning who had taken the an enrollment roundup on Friday
gospel sing featuring the “Kingdom The Brantley County Sheriff ’s drug rounded up the students listed from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Brantley
Heirs” on Sunday, March 8 at 6 pm. Office confirmed that one student as victims on the report. County Head Start Center, 470 Bryan
distributed methadone to eight oth- Some of those students had to
The Kingdom Heirs are an amazing ers during school yesterday. be taken to area medical centers for
Southern Gospel Group that rou- No names were released treatment after being checked by MORE THIS WEEK ON PAGE 2
tinely perform at Dollywood as well as because all those involved were Denison. the school nurse and the student
making other appearances across the minors, according to the sheriff ’s Denison reported that school
report filed by deputy James officials seized the pills and called See Methadone, page 2
United States. For more iformation
call the church at 462-5570.
County offers chamber office for $100; chamber not impressed
Youth tour The Brantley County Board of
Commissioners last week agreed
the offer and although no officla ac-
tion was taken, an official said most
inhabit on Main Street in Nahunta
to make room for courthouse stor-
The OREMC is accepting applications
to offer the chamber of commerce members present were apposed to age and in the process discovered
from high school juniors for the 2009 a one-room office at the St. Illa the deal. that the $1 per month rate they are
National Washington Youth Tour to complex for $100 per month, but Chamber vice president Linda charging the chamber is illegal
be held June 11 -18. An application officials doubted the organization Harris said that members have not because it is a private organization.
will accept the offer. come up with an alternative, howev- The county’s new attorney said
Sale your stuff online using the Want-
may be picked up at any of OREMC's ads Online. Submit ad and photos
They were right. At a “very spe- er. The action came after the county that the sweetheart deal the county
offices or one can be mailed to you, at anytime. And best of all, it’s free.
cial” meeting last week, chamber decided to eject the chamber from
your request. For more information members were not too happy with the small facility they currently See BOC, page 2
contact Linda Harris at 912-462-5131 or
800-262-5131 extension 1151 or email

weekend weather
your request to linda.harris@oremc.
com. The deadline is Monday, March
9 at 5 p.m. family daze Fri Partly Cloudy 77°/52° 10 %
Isolated T-Storms
30 %
40 %





for current and prospective Summer Basketball Camp is by be greatly appreciated. Please 462-5131 or 800-262-5131 and
MORE students and their parents to Invitation Only. Boys and girls contact Ronnie Jacobs at 462- talk with Craig Muchison (ext.
Sing watch a day of baseball as the ages 10-19 are eligible to apply. 5214, Pat Tompkins at 462-7443, 1147), David Smith (ext. 3319) or
Nahunta First Baptist Church Braves face the Nationals at There are several camp loca- or Mert Dowling at 462-5455 for Linda Harris (ext. 1151).
will host a gospel sing featur- the Fulton County Stadium tions. There is also a Summer more information.
ing "The Redeemed Trio" from on Saturday, April 11. The Camp available for boys and
Sewing group Blackshear, on Sunday, March cost is $25 and includes game girls ages 9-18 of all skill levels. World War II
Stitch Talk members Maxine
15 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will ticket and pre-game tailgate. For a free brochure on these OREMC programs The Brantley County Histori-
be served after the sing. Pre-game tailgate starts at 5 summer camps, please call OREMC offers safety and cal Society’s World War II
Moore, Bobbie Thrift and Beth
p.m. inside Turner Field in the 704-373-0873 ANYTIME or visit energy efficiency programs book is on sale at the Brantley
Holland are looking for others
Hank Aaron Room. Tailgate and demonstrations to schools County Library send a check
with embroidery, quilting, and
sewing interest to discuss
Model college lec- includes hot dog, hamburger, and community and civic or money order to Brantley
chips, coleslaw, soda, and water. organizations in our service County Historical Society, P.O.
ideas, techniques, supplies, and
problems. They will have a get
ture Game starts at 7 p.m. The Pre-k area. Their energy efficiency Box 1096, Nahunta, 31553.
The College of Coastal Georgia deadline to make reservation Precious Stages in Nahunta is experts can offer tips that
aquainted meeting on Tuesday,
will hold a lecture on is March 31 at 5 p.m. For more accepting applications for Pre- will help you save electricity
March 10 at 6:30 p.m. For
Friday, March 20 at 2 p.m. with information call (912) 478-7627 k enrollment for the 2009-2010 and stretch your budget. If
information or directions call
Dr. Martha T. Nesbitt, Presi- or visit: http://students. school year. Your child must you are interested scheduling
Maxine Moore at 912-458-3137.
dent, Gainesville State College be four years old on or before a program for your group,
Paving the Way: Creating springfamilydays09.htm. September 1 in order to be please contact our office at 912
Workshop Georgia's Model State College.
Events will be held in the
eligible. Enrollment packets
are available in the office at
The University of Georgia
will hold a workshop entitled
Thomas Auditorium at the Waynesville youth Precious Stages from 6:30 a.m.
This week
Southeast Georgia Conference The youth group of Waynes- until 6 p.m. Monday through
"Thinking of Starting A Busi- From page 1
Center. For more information ville Church of God is willing Friday. For more information
ness" on Thursday, March 12
call 912-279-5777. to help the elderly and any call Brea Crews or Marie
and Thursday, March 26 from Street, Nahunta. Free transition packs will be given out on a first
other people that are shut-in or Brooks at 462-7151.
6-9 p.m. in the Conference come, first served basis while supplies last. If you have a child
just need a little help around
Room of the Small Business
Pageant the house or in the yard. They that will be three or four by September 1, 2009, you are invited to
Assistance Cente, 111 East
Liberty Street in Savannah.
The 3rd Annual Miss Heart of are asking for donations for Pre-k enrollment register your child for free pre-school services. Services include
the Federal funded Head Start Program and families must be
Southeast Cancer Pageant will their services to help pay The Brantley County Pre-
The cost is $69 or $50 if you income eligible. For more information please contact 462-6552.
be held on Saturday, March 21 for an youth trip in March Kindergarten Program is
register and pay no later than
at the Hoboken Elementary called Winterfest, which is an accepting applications for
Monday before the day of
School. For more information outreach for teens. For more enrollment for the 2009 – 2010
class. For further information
contact 912-651-3200 or visit
please call 458-2171, 912-670-0350 information call Kevin Johns Your child must be four years Yard sale
or 458-2223. at (912) 266- 6386. old on or before September 1, Southeast Georgia Mothers Against Methamphetamine (SeGa Ma- mas) will have a yard sale Saturday at the Gap house (by railroad
2009 in order to be eligible for
Pre-K. Registration packets tracks) in Atkinson from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in order to continue our

Sacred Harp Charity ball Transformation may be picked up at the school drug education, treatment and awareness program. There will
be new items, as well as hot dogs, cokes, and funnel cakes. If you
Waycross Service League will The College of Coastal Georgia offices in Hoboken, Nahunta
The 14h Annual Hoboken All have household items, you would like to donate, bring them. Go
host the 3rd annual Charity will hold a lecture on and Waynesville. Enrollment
Day Sacred Harp Sing will to atkinson, cross rr track, house is on left. All proceeds go toward
Ball on Saturday, March 21 at Thursday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m. is limited. Documentation is
be held on Saturday, March our non-profit christian based organization to continue drug
the Okefenokee Country Club. with A.D. "Pete" Correll, Chair- required to enroll. For more
14 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the education and treatments for our citizens. Call 778-4274 for more
There will be a reception at man, Atlanta information call Burdette
Hoboken Elementary audito- information.
6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and a Equity Investors, LLC on Wheeler at (912) 778-3068,
rium. Dinner will be served at
presentation at 8 p.m. A silent Transformation: Lessons from Glenda Willis at 462-6029 or 458-
12 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
auction will be held from 6-9 the Corporate and 2323, or Joan Sweat at 778-3718.
All local cooks are encouraged
to bring food to share. The
p.m. along with a live band Community Sectors. Events Benefit sing
after dinner. Attire will be will be held in the Thomas The Riverside Chapel Baptist Church will hold a benefit sing for
grilling team will be there as
well. For more information call
formal. You may contact Claire Auditorium at the Kindergarten Sheldon Crews on Saturday at 6 p.m. featuring local talent.
Larson at 281-3458 for tickets or Southeast Georgia Conference The Hoboken Elementary
David Lee at 458-2493 or Clarke
more information. Center. For more information School is currently registering
Lee at 458-2268.
call 912-279- children for 2009-2010 kinder- Baseball registration
5777. garten classes. If you have a The Brantley County Recreation Department will hold registra-

Hymnbook sing Waycross idol child who will be five years old tion for youth baseball/softball until Saturday. Your child must
be 5 years old by May 1, 2009. We must have a copy of your child's
The 4th annual Waycross Idol on or before September 1 of
The Sacred Harp will hold a
Old-Time Hymnbook Sing on
date will be held on Saturday, Library scholarship this year he/she will need to birth certificate and up-dated registration form before your child
can participate. The registration fe is $21 or $15 if your child
March 22 at the Waycross The Friends of the Library be registered for Kindergarten,
Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m. at played football, cheered, soccer or basketball. Registration will be
Middle School Auditorium are now accepting scholarship unless currently enrolled in
Mars Hill Church in Hoboken. held at the Recreation Department located on John Wilson Street
beginning at 2 p.m. for ages 8 to applications. The deadline our Pre-K. Documents are
Please bring light refresh- in Nahunta. For more information call 462-5128.
17 and beginning at 4 p.m. for to apply is Wednesday, April required at registration. Pleas
ments. For more information
ages18 and up. Cash prizes will 15. Your must have a cur- call the school office at 458-2135
call David Lee at 458-2493 or
be awarded. The competition is rent PINES library card in for more information.
Clarke Lee at 458-2268.
open to anyone who is a legal good standing to qualify for Social
resident of Georgia. For more the scholarship. For more Southeast Singles Fellowship in Waycross will hold a social and

BBQ information, visit swampfest. information contact the library Food bank eat out on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Cedar River in Waycross. For
more information call Betty at 285-5024, Nancy at 283-9796 or Faye
us or contact Cheri Morgan at at 462-5454. The Starlight Ranch will hold
The Southeast Cancer Unit, at 458-2267.
(912) 385-0789 or email Cheri at a food bank on the 1st Friday
Inc. will hold it's 5th anuual of every month from 12-2 p.m.
BBQ on Saturday, March 14 at
HWY’s 121/82 in Hoboken. BBQ
Scholarship They will also have emergency
dinners and sandwiches will
be for sale. For more informa-
Applications for the Carolyn S.
Lewis Memorial Scholarship
food during the month. For
more information call 912-778- Chief
The Cole Bros. Circus will be ($500) are now available from 3976 leave a message if no From page 1
tion call 458-2171, 288-4318 or
at the Brunswick Exchange the BCHS Counseling Office. answer.
285-8257. There will also be a county commissioners for fire protection provided by the
Club fairgrounds on Wednes- The scholarship will be award-
yard sale. department Jacobs forced out - the Nahunta Volunteer Fire
day, March 25 and Thursday, ed to a graduating senior who
March 26 at 4:30 p.m. and plans to continue their studies Turkey shoot Department Inc. and chief Button Lee.
County officials say the contract between the county and
7:30 p.m. each night. General at any institution of higher Freddie's turkey shoot will be the incorporated fire department has not been signed but is in
admission is $17 for adults and education. The recipient will held every Friday and Saturday the process. In the meantime the city is being protected by a
$12 for children 2-12. For more be selected on the basis of beginning at 7:30 p.m. until nearby fire department.
information call 1-800-796-5672. academic achievement, school with meat and money prizes.
You can buy advance tickets at or 1-888-332-
citizenship and community
and school involvement.
Located in Hickox, 3 miles
South of Nahunta, turn left
From page 1
5200. on Buffalo Creek Drive, go 1.2
DEMARUS JOHNS miles and turn left on Lake who distributed the drugs was taken to a Glynn County hospi-
PAINTING Swampfest Buffalo Dr. East, in field behind tal after admitting taking several of the pills.
Nahunta Egg hunt The Swampfest Committee is house. The student was charged with one count of possession
of drugs in the original container, one count of possession
www.richardspaint. The Waycross Service League's accepting applications for the of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, one count
com Community Wide Easter Egg 2009 Swampfest Festival to
Lake Ware
of possession of possession and distribution of controlled
Hunt will be held on Saturday, be held in April in downtown substance on school property and eight counts of violation of
Owner March 28 at 10 a.m. at the Waycross. Lots of great events Come Dance with us at Lake the Georgia Controlled Substance Act.
Following her trip to the hospital the student was brought
Demarus Johns Okefenokee Heritage Center. and activities are planned for Ware in Waycross on Friday
back to the sheriff ’s office with her grandmother, where she
Bus. (912)496-7961 This event is free and open the entire family. There will nights. Live entertainment by was read her rights and admitted distributing the drugs be-
to the children in Ware and be free concerts on Friday and Dry Creek Band. Admission fore being transferred to the Ware detention center.
Cell (912) 222-2122 surrounding counties. Along Saturday evening with the is $7.00 per person. BYOD, no
with the egg hunt, there will be
snacks and loads of fun. The
Swingin Medallions. Vendor
applications are available on
coolers, and no bottles, cans
only. Singles and couples BOC
Okefenokee Heritage Center the festival web-site at www. welcome. For more informa- From page 1
FINALLY, is located at 1460 N. Augusta or by calling tion call 912-283-8858.
has with the chamber is illegal because the county is not
An Insurance Company Avenue, Waycross. For more 912-283-2112.
That Will Look You charging fair market rent, or the same they would charge any
information call 912-285-4260.
in the Eye. Cruise Dugout club other organization.
Te chamber currently holds a lease on the property till
A Thanksgiving Cruise for all The Brantley Co. Dugout Club 2014 but officials have indicated they would be willing to move,
At Cotton States, we know
you have many choices
Home safety BCHS class mates and teachers & Brantley Co. Diamond but have not responded to the county’s offer.
At the request of commissioner Greg O’Quinn the board
when it comes to insur- A home safety training from 1970-1990 will be held Club is giving away a different
approved a hiring freeze in place for 2009 to help keep the bud-
ance. That's why we offer a and safe return enrollment from Sunday, November 22 gun every Friday for the next get under control since they are already looking at a deficit of
full line of home, auto and event will be presented by through Thursday, November year to raise over $2 million. The freeze wouldn’t allow any new positions
life products to meet your the Alzheimer's Association 26. The cost is $306.21 per money for an indoor hitting to created or hired, and would allow only essential positions
needs. on Tuesday, March 31 at the person , includes Travel facility. The list of guns to be to be filled if they are vacated.
Coastal Georgia Regional De- Insurance, Extra person in given away and The board will draft a letter to all the constitutional
We also offer something even officers requesting that they take the same action in their
better-service from a Cotton States velopment Center Area Agency room is $256.21 The cruise will winner each week will be departments to help with budget shortages. O’Quinn also reit-
agent who lives and works in your on Aging training room from 4- go to Port Canaveral, Grand posted at erated that the county’s human resource policy does not allow
community. So, you'll sit down and
discuss your insurance needs and 5:30 p.m. at 127 F Street, Bruns- Freeport Bahamas, Nassau Tickets are $100. employees to work from home and be paid to do so. Employees
options with a "real" person. Not wick. To enroll your loved one and a Day at Sea and back in For more information or to buy are to work from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. with a half hour lunch
just a voice on the phone. break unless they are in public safety or are under a constitu-
Visit your local Cotton States agent come prepared with contact time to eat Thanksgiving diner a ticket contact Mike Hendrix
tional officer. .
today and discover the difference it information, medication if you live within 4 hours of at 286-0041. The board approved a TAN Loan for the Hortense VFD
makes doing business with some-
one you know and trust. information, a current photo Port Canaveral. You will need for used fire truck they have purchased for $67,500, and paid
Michael White and wrist size of person being a valid passport. For more $25,000 down on, leaving a balance of $42,500, for which they
101 N. Main Street enrolled. For more information information contact Coach Donations have payments allocated in their budget.
The board briefly discussed the Nahunta fire department
Nahunta, GA 31553 please contact 1-800-272-3900 or Picklesimer at 912-729-7425.
Brantley County Neighbors
situation and stated that they were waiting on action by the
912-462-5174 912-920-2231. Helping Neighbors is currently city before taking action on the trucks and equipment and
accepting donations for sick
Basketball camp children, cancer patients, and
signing a contract for the services. The board did agree to
allow the Emergency Medical Services to move to the city fire
Our Most Important Policy is Trust.
Policies issued by Cotton States
Mutual Insurance Company or Shield
Spring family day Applications are now being families in need. Some of the station once the property had been turned back over to the
county from the city. EMS had requested that they move into
Insurance Company, Atlanta, GA The Georgia Southern Univer- evaluated for the Ten Star sick children have requested
the building due to the dilapidated condition of their current
or COUNTRY Casualty Insurance sity Office of Parent Programs All Star Summer Basketball chihuahua puppies, talking 100-year-old building since the city fire station already has
Company, Bloomington, IL.
will hold a Spring Family Day Camp. The Ten Star All Star birds, etc. Any donation will living quarters in place.


Thank You
From the family of Rev. Bruce E. Roundtree
To those who expressed works of kindness, to those who said a
prayer, to those who showed their love, just by being there; to those
who sent a floral piece, or sat in quiet thought, to those who sent
with state
telegrams and cards, or covered dishes brought, to those of you
who did a deed to ease our burdened hearts, to those of you who ParkPass
made a call and supported us from the start. From our beloved Outdoor enthusiasts who
family, we send this sincere reply; Thank you for your continued want to save money while
prayers, upon which we will rely. supporting Georgia's state
parks can purchase a 2009
Annual ParkPass or join

Thank You Friends of Georgia State

Parks & Historic Sites.
From Neal Johns and Family, Perry and Shannon Thomas and By doing so, they help
family and Matt and Aline Washam and family. maintain hiking and biking
The family of Flossie Johns wants to know how much your love WVFD gets mini-grant for Motor vehicle-related incidents are
the leading cause of death for children
trails, build fishing docks
and picnic shelters, renovate
has meant to all of us. Our loss is great, our thanks to everyone is over the age of one in the country and in
tremendous. community child restraints Georgia. Lack of appropriate restraint use,
such as child restraints, booster seats and
campgrounds and cottages,
and fund dozens of other
projects from the mountains
The Waynesville Volunteer Fire & Rescue safety belts contribute significantly to this
to the coast.
Thank You Department has been awarded a 2009 Mini
Grant from the Georgia Department of Hu-
problem. According to the National High-
way Traffic Safety Administration, child
Best of all, they save
money on already affordable
From the family of Dewey Gurley man Resources, Division of Public Health to restraints reduce fatal injury by 71 percent
getaways and enjoy hiking
Words can never express our sincerest thanks and heartfelt ap- distribute child restraints and educational for infants (less than a year old) and by 54
trails, fishing ponds,
preciation for the messages of sympathy, floral offerings, covered information to eligible parents. The Mini percent for toddlers (between the ages of 1
swimming beaches and many
Grant program is a collaborative effort with and 4 years old) in passenger cars.
dishes and other acts of kindness shown us during our recent Through the Mini Grant program, agen-
other amenities for free.
the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety that The $30 Annual ParkPass
bereavement. We are deeply appreciative of every kindness shown strives to prevent fatalities on Georgiaπs cies across Georgia are working diligently
exempts visitors from paying
to us at this time and pray that the Lord's richest blessings will roads. to create awareness about what people can
the daily $3-$4 parking fee
abide with each of you. “If a child under the age of eight is not do to help decrease the number of motor
at parks such as Amicalola
6EF BCMS FBLA properly secured in an appropriate child vehicle-related deaths among children. As
Falls, Red Top Mountain,
restraint the risk of dying in a motor vehicle part of the program, local agencies provide
Providence Canyon, Skidaway
John Simpson crash more than doubles for that child,” said
Tonya Whitworth, certified child passenger
technical assistance and educational materi-
als to reduce the number of fatalities on
Island and Panola Mountain.
The tag hangs from a
John Simpson Sr., 72 of the Raybon Community died at his resi- safety technician. rearview mirror and is good
dence Wednesday morning following a lengthy illness. for one year from its purchase
Born in Detroit, Michigan, his parents were William Joseph and date. Each year the ParkPass
Evelyn Chaffee McKay Simpson.
He served in the United States Army and was a disabled veteran.
MS FBLA purchases books program generates around
$3 million for improvements
He was a member of the VFW and loved old cars. He was a Heavy
Machinery Mechanic.
for three daycare centers at 63 state parks and historic

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Yvonne LaBranche Simpson As part of their 2008-2009 Literacy Campaign,
of Nahunta; 7 children and their spouses, John and Joann the BCMS Future Business Leaders of America
Simpson of Nahunta, William and Colleen Simpson of Raybon, chapter recently purchased hardback books
Margaret and Terry Griffin of Raybon, Sandra Marie and James for three local daycare centers. Each daycare
Lanford of Clio, Michigan, Dawn and Jack Wright of Cass City, center received 21 age-appropriate books to
Michigan, Dennis Michael Simpson of Brunswick, and Tim and be used with the different age groups. The
daycares that received the books were Kidz
Darlene Simpson of Atkinson; 23 grandchildren and 11 great
Kountry Daycare & GA Pre-K, Wee Kids Day
grandchildren; also, several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Care, and Precious Stages Childcare Center &
Funeral services were held Saturday morning (Feb. 21, 2009) at 11 GA Pre-K.
a.m. at Frye Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Wainright and
Rev. Terry Jackson officiating. Engagements
Burial with Military Honors followed in Oak Grove Cemetery,
Pallbearers were grandsons and friends, Kenneth L. Penzien Jr., Nixon to wed Gee Thornton places
Michael S. Wood, Timothy Simpson Jr., William Simpson, Nick
Michael Gee, Ty Gee, Troy Nixon, Cody
Benedetto, Clipper Smith, Adam Carter and William Torres.
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Missick, Dr. Kellogg and Heartland
Nixon and Savannah Hickox would like to
announce the engagement of their parents
2nd in speaking
Hospice Staff of Brunswick, Dewayne Thomas and Dewayne Jamie Nixon and Bobby Gee. Brantley Middle FFA
Albritton. They will be joined in marriage on member Justin Thornton
Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 5 p.m. in placed 2nd place in the area
Atkinson Community. public speaking contest held
James Kelly recently at Jeff Davis High
Mr. James “Marvin” Kelly, 87, of the Browntown Community died The Junior Division of
early Saturday morning (Feb. 21, 2009) in the Southeast Georgia Prepared Public Speaking
Health Systems in Brunswick after a long illness. Born in Atkin- CDE is designed to develop
son, Georgia he was the son of James Breckingridge Kelly and agricultural leadership in
junior members. It aims
Hattie Lou Drury Kelly. Mr. Kelly was a member of the Nahunta
to provide the opportunity
United Methodist Church, and had worked with the Brantley
County School System as a mechanic at the school bus department. Adams to wed Keen for personal growth and
premier leadership by
He enjoyed telling stories about his life along with fishing and Mr. and Mrs. Joel M. Adams, Sr. of Nich- enhancing the speaking
coon hunting. An avid gardener, he enjoyed the outdoors. olls are pleased to announce the engagement skills of participants. The
and approaching marriage of their daughter event is also intended to
Preceded in death by his parents, also his loving wife, Mildred Jamie Lynn Adams to Glen Paul Keen, son of teach responsibility and
Irene Loyd Kelly; 5 sisters, Aileen Green, Anna Pullium, Nora Mr. Michael Glen Keen of Hoboken and Ms. self-confidence to younger
Infinger, Florence Bigham and Louise Hendrix; 2 brothers, Wilton Donna Hurst Keen of Fernandina Beach, FL. members.
and Ellis Kelly. The future bride is the granddaughter of Participants in the Junior
Survived by his children and their spouses, Joan and Clinton Mrs. Rosa Adams and the late Homer Adams Division of Prepared Public
Sr. of Nicholls and the late Londis and Ruby Speaking CDE present a
Sweat and Gerald and Donna Kelly, all of Waynesville; 5 grand- (Taylor) Rewis and the late Jurrell Weathers speech they have individually
children, Connie Holcomb and Ken of Waynesville, Jay Sweat Rewis of Alma. prepared before a panel
and Kelly of Atkinson, Lisa Gibson and Teddy of Raybon, Dana She is a graduate of Bacon County High of judges. Participants
Miller and Jim of Nahunta and Amy Kelly of Waynesville; 8 great School and University of Georgia College of are scored individually by
grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; a sister, Essie Mae Clark Pharmacy. She is currently employed as a each judge. Jonathan will
Staff Pharmacist at Rite Aid in Waycross. be advancing to the state
of Brunswick; also several nieces, nephews and other relatives. The future bridegroom is the grandson competition held in Macon,
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning (Feb. 24, 2009) at 11 of Mrs. Betty Cribb and the late Raymond Georgia at the Georgia State
a.m. from the Chapel of Frye Funeral Home (Formerly Chambless- Cribb, Bob and Patricia Wright and the late FFA Convention to be held in
Frye) in Nahunta, with Rev. Vance Colley officiating. Glen Keen, and the late Charles Hurst, all of April.
Waycross. Historic Rail Depot in Waycross on March
Burial followed in the family plot at the Smyrna Cemetery in
Lulaton. Pallbearers were grandsons and a nephew, Jay Sweat,
He is a graduate of Ware County High
School. He is currently employed as an inside
28 at 3 p.m.
A reception will follow at the Depot. GSP reports
Ken Holcomb, Jim Miller, Teddy Gibson, Tyler Gibson and Don All family and friends are invited to at-
three accidents
salesman with Consolidated Pipe and Supply
Hendrix. in Waycross. tend. No local invitations will be mailed.
The couple will exchange vows at the
State Troopers from the
Woodrow Wainright Waycross Post of the Georgia

Woodrow Jackson Wainright, 88 of Nahunta, died Friday morning Johns to wed Morris State Patrol investigated
three traffic crashes during
at his residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. and Mrs. B.S. Johns of Nahunta, are the month of January in
Born in Charlton, Co, his parents were Willie Jackson and Arizona pleased to announce the engagement and ap- Brantley County. Sergeant
proaching marriage of their daughter, Krista First Class Jackson said the
“Arrie” Prescott Wainright. He served in the United States Army in Ann Johns, to Chad Michael Morris, son of traffic crashes resulted in two
WWII and was a farmer. He loved hunting and fishing. He attended Mr. and Mrs. Ray Morris of Folkston. injuries and two traffic deaths.
New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Hickox. He is survived by The bride to be is the granddaughter of SFC Jackson said troopers
his wife of 63 years, Mary Elizabeth Lee Wainright of Nahunta; 4 the late Oliver and Mallie Johns of Nahunta, from Post 22 also issued 75
children and their spouses, Barry Wainright, Charles and Vickie and the late Frank and Polly OπBerry of traffic citations in the cunty
Folkston. during the month. The total
Wainright and Rudolph and Sinie Wainright all of Nahunta and She is a 2003 graduate from Brantley includes two arrests for
Rebecca and Thomas Weber of Forsyth; 13 grandchildren and 19 County High School and a 2007 graduate from driving under the influence,
great grandchildren; a sister, Edna Tuttle of Kingsland; a brother the University of Georgia with a Bachelor 29 citations for speeding,
and sister-in-law, Wilson and Ruth Wainright of Nahunta; several of Science degree in Agriculture. She is cur- seven seat belt violations, and
nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services were held rently employed as an Agriculture Education two child restraint violations.
teacher at Brantley County Middle School. Troopers also issued 127
Sunday at 11 a.m. at Frye Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Johnny The future bridegroom is the grandson warnings.
Lee officiating. Burial followed in Bethlehem Cemetery with of the late Clarence and Patsy Martin of the Kings Bay Navel Submarine Base.
Military Rites. Pallbearers were Dezi Wainright, Shay Wainright, New Lexington Ohio, and Glenn and Gwen The couple will exchange vows on Sat-
Devant Wainright, Jake Wainright, Jed Wainright, Trent Wain- Brabham of Olar South Carolina. urday April 4th, 2009, at the Howard Gilman
right, Corey Wainright and Heath Wainright. Honorary Pallbear- He is a 2001 graduate from Charlton Waterfront Park in St. Maryπs at 5 p.m. All
County High School. He is currently em- family and friends are invited to attend.
ers were Rodney Carter, Brad Herrin, Eric Hoersten and Chad ployed with Harry Pepper and Associates on Only out of town invitations will be mailed.

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A national bad attitude ROBERT F. PAGE

Consistent bad news will eventually lead Publisher Emeritus
to a bad attitude, and a bad attitude leads to
failure. Just ask any high achiever in busi- Michelle Lartz Ken Buchanan
ness, sports or any endeavor of life.
Office Manager Editor and Publisher
Since the summer of 2008, we have been
fed a constant diet of more and more bad
news about the economy, the credit crisis,
the housing crisis, the recession, political
scandals, a dysfunctional federal government,
crooked politicians, crooked lenders, crooked
borrowers and crooked executives.

We are constantly being reminded that

it is going to take time to fix these problems,
and that there are no quick fix solutions. We
know that, but the Obama Administration
and Congress continue to believe that they
can spend us out of these problems. They
can’t. The math does not work.

“Audacity of Hope” has been replaced with

a Sea of Frustration.

People who are expecting President

Obama to solve all of their problems will
eventually become frustrated and disappoint-
ed, when they stop celebrating and wake up
to what’s happening. We are on a race track
to socialism.

promises about
ship and
no ear-
in the
lus bill
And as the
mainstream media
looks the other way and
tries to rationalize the broken promises, the
informed voters get more and more frustrat-
ed, while the uninformed voters stay stuck on

Republicans in Congress are frustrated

that they are being ignored by the Democrats.
Democrats are frustrated that the Republi-
cans won’t just roll over and stop trying to
slow things down, so they can pass all of this Things you need to know
hurry-up legislation before even giddy Demo-

There’s a lot to be said for boring

cratic voters wake up.

Many voters are frustrated with both the

Democrats and the Republicans in Congress,
because Congress is in denial of the coming
economic earthquake, and has once again By Rev. James L. Snyder I’m at the stage of life where the most coffee but that is about as far as it goes. I
ignored all the warning signs and lessons exciting thing going for me is not having hate it when something around the house is
from history. anything to do. Several hours of sheer tedium broken and I have to try to fix it. So, when
Some people have a hard time with is quite a blessing. I have nothing to do it means everything is
nothing. They get all jittery and nervous and working fine.
As a result, We the People are in a bad
don’t know what to do with themselves. I, on I know there was a time in my life, those
mood with a bad attitude.
the other hand, enjoy nothing better than radically immature years, when every day I I would not want this to get around, but
anything I can think of at the time. Of course, scurried around frantically looking for some- boredom also means that my wife has run
As expected, the stimulus checks of
right now I’m not busily engaged in think- thing to do. I was afraid of monotony and out of things for me to do. It is not often but
2008 did not stop this economic crisis, but
ing. I’m saving my thinking for when I really was not happy unless I was busily engaged when it does, I try to secret my person from
Congress and former President Bush did it
need it. in some kind of furious activity. And woe be her person as much as possible. Because,
anyway. The first $350 billion in stimulus
spending did not stimulate banks to start unto me if I ever repeated myself in anything. no matter how much I have completed she
Recently, I was tempted to give the Gra- My definition of activity at the time was sim- always can come up with one more job. I’m
doing what banks are supposed to do – lend
cious Mistress of the Parsonage a piece of my ply some physical activity... any activity. tempted to call her Miss One More Job. Al-
mind, but then I thought better of it. I only though, not to her face.
have one piece left and I’m saving that for Through the years, as I have matured, my
Before Obama was sworn in as president,
something really important. Then my mind definition of activity has evolved. It is the I really have biblical grounds for this. Je-
Congress swiftly approved the second half
will be gone. The question I often ponder is only part of evolution I believe in. Now, I can sus gave this invitation. “Come unto me, all
of the first stimulus package for his adminis-
this, when my mind is gone will I miss it? be actively engage in doing absolutely noth- ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will
tration to spend without having any idea of
how it would be spent. How gullible are we ing. I can rigorously pursue zilch, naught, or give you rest” (Matthew 11:28 KJV).
Some people are deathly allergic to bore- nil. My personal favorite is nil, for the simple
supposed to be?
dom of any kind. Me, I embrace boredom as a reason I have no idea what it is. If I would And then the apostle Paul wrote, “There
bosom buddy. I am never happier than when I stumble over it in the middle of the night, I remaineth therefore a rest to the people of
And while the Obama Administration
am bored. If the truth were known, I’m happy would not recognize it. God. For he that is entered into his rest, he
was still figuring out how to spend that
most of the time. also hath ceased from his own works, as God
second $350 billion, the Democrat-controlled
Congress passed another $789 billion so- There was a time when that would have did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter
My wife often opines that it is merely a bothered me. In my more immature years, I into that rest, lest any man fall after the same
called “Stimulus Bill” literally overnight.
streak of laziness in me. That shows how clambered after the definition of everything. example of unbelief ” (Hebrews 4:9-11 KJV).
They did not bother to tell the public about
little she knows. I haven’t streaked for years. Happiness eluded me if there was something
the interest that will be required, which
would put the bill at about $1 trillion dollars. I did not know. Now, as I have matured, I I agree with my friend who often says,
Some people when they have nothing to don’t need to know so much. In fact, there is “Come apart and rest awhile or you will sim-
That’s a million-million dollars.
do look around for something. When I have a whole list of things I do not want to know ply come apart.”
something to do, I look around for nothing. anything about.
Not one member of Congress can hon-
And the strange thing is, I often find it.
estly say that they have read the bill.

But it is now the law.

I began thinking about this the other day
When I think of boredom, several things
immediately come to mind.
The Obama Administration and some
when I heard somebody sigh very deeply and
say, “I sure am bored.” First, being bored means that I have noth- SUBSCRIBERS:
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President Obama is still campaigning.
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when they see it.
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However, despite these restrictions, I am You should be receiving your new 911 ad-
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Self talk self talk to control my spending habits
Just look at that, I thought as I wandered
voice mail if we are busy and do not answer
OK, I admit it. I am one of those people
down the personal necessity aisle, A bag of the phone.
eight hair brushes for only ten dollars! What
addicted to self-help books. I can tell you how
a deal!
to get the truth in five minutes or less in any
Come on, my logical, inner voice piped up.
conversation, I’ve wandered the spiritual
What in the heck are you going to do with all
path to higher creativity, and I can state the
those brushes?
nine fantasies that will ruin your life along
Well, I can give them as gifts or use the
with the eight realties that will save it.
larger ones as door stops.
On top of that, I’ve posed in the lotus
position longer than most Buddhists, I’ve
studied the Art of Zen, and I can say, Om
Namo Narayanayayanaya, ten times in a row
You don’t need them, it said firmly.
Oh, but I do! I do! The orange one alone
would cost me $7.50 at the beauty parlor, I
without stopping.
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Let me just stop right here and say that
As soon as I left the aisle, I felt proud of
this is the exactly the type of thing that
my new self-control. But then, when I arrived
makes this decade so refreshing. I mean, at
in the bakery section, my inner self pro-
any other time in history, if you told people
ceeded to talk me out of buying four dozen
that you were listening to voices in your head,
dinner rolls.
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Next, if that wasn’t enough, I went to the
sumptions. But now, it’s not only acceptable
deli department for a gallon of potato salad,
to listen to them, they are SUPPOSED to be
but my inner voice talked me out of that, too.
there. You can’t imagine what a relief this is.
The final straw came when I reached for a
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Needless to say, I did save money and, al- servicing, and repairing a broad range of industrial and residential heating and
cake. Keep it up, and pretty soon you’ll be
though there was nothing edible in the house,
I did feel good about it. In fact, when the men
air conditioning equipment.
trading in your lucky jeans for a set of ging-
ham muumuus.
with straight jackets show up at my door to
take me away to a nice padded room, I’ll just
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On second thought, maybe I’d better just
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There are certain phrases, however, that
those in Tiny Town with their contractor sta-
left elbow sticks out too far while you try to tus would not be likely to utter. Ones that you
type, you’ll hit the person next to you. Its can only hear when walking by an executive’s
walls are tan; its desks a slightly different office. I overheard this one earlier this week.
shade of tan; and its furniture, just a tad tan- (The name has been changed to protect the
ner than that. innocent.)
Tiny Town is a group of very small cu- “It’s top-down, Geoff. That’s the only way
bicles set up for the contractors that work for it works around here.”
my company. There are as many of them as Granted, I have no idea what “it” is. Is “it”
there are little white hairs on the top of the the scheduling of the corporate jet? Because
couch cushion my cat sleeps on all day. And then, yeah, I can see how top-down might be
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First of all, you can overhear some pretty then that makes sense, too. That way, I’ll be
funny things in Tiny Town that those of us prevented from attending that training semi-
with cubicles of normal width, height and nar in Prague that I just read about.
depth cannot. For example, in walking past More likely, “it” referred to something
Tiny Town this week, I heard the following more amusing, insulting or just plain stupid.
hilarities, and I quote: Probably about who can send an email to
“I’m thinking in matrixes.” whom without breaking the chain of com-
It was unfortunate that as I heard this mand. We’re kind of into that sort of thing
phrase, I happened to have a sip of coffee in around here.
my mouth, which proceeded to burst forth Which brings me back to why I much
onto the carpet and my shoes. (In miracle prefer unintentional eavesdropping on Tiny
fashion, my white blouse was somehow Town. I get to laugh. I get to appreciate where
saved!) they’re coming from. I get to overhear conver-
If you think in matrixes, how do you sations that go like this:
communicate? I’m guessing – and I know “Surely, you can’t be serious that we’re
this is a wild one – you do it with Power rescheduling that meeting for the ninth time.”
Point slides with loads of Excel spreadsheets “Yes. We are. And don’t call me Shirley!”
imported into them. That’s cool. I’m just not A sense of humor prevails in Tiny
sure it’s something to go around bragging Town. Besides, it’s hard to get an inferiority
about. complex in a place where you’re sitting close
Also overheard: enough to your coworker to lick his ear.
“I have a visual allergy to that man.”

I’d never seen so many wires . . . and

screws and bolts . . . and little metal and plas-
tic, um, doohickies, in my whole life.

SENIOR All of a sudden I gained tremendous re-

spect for all those auto mechanics named Red

MOMENT and Mack and Butch (lots of auto mechanics

are named Red and Mack and Butch) who
BY BOB BATZ over the years have fiddled around with my
car engines and somehow made them purr
again like proverbial kittens.

Mechanically un-inclined
Then, just as I was about to bend over
and enter the mysterious world of wires,
I’m not mechanically inclined.
I know guys who can repair cars, build
screws and bolts and little metal and plastic
doohickies, it dawned on me that I should
probably take a peek at my owner’s manual
When the first telephone was used.
garages and overhaul computers. in hopes it would offer me some valuable tips
I tried to fix my own car. Once. Last on repairing my car. Southeastern Bank has a long our doors have remained open. As we
Thursday. So I extracted myself from beneath the
and proud history of meeting celebrate this milestone, we reaffirm
My decision to tackle auto repairs for the hood, banging my head in the process, opened
first time came when my vehicle’s engine the driver’s door and reached across the seat the banking needs in the our commitment to our customers
began making strange sounds that included to grab my owner’s manual.
whirs, bangs, squeaks and rattles. Like most car owners, I keep my manual
communities we serve. and communities.
The first thing I did was dig out my rusty in the glove box, which is another mysterious For 120 years, through
old tool chest that was buried under my first thing about the automobile.
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reached the garage, I raised the hood of my prescription medications, maps, can openers, visit
car and peered inside. notebooks, screwdrivers, sunglasses, napkins,
Standing there looking down into the flashlights and losing scratch-off lottery
engine compartment, I was dumbfounded. tickets.

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H & R Block Corporation. Upperclassmen from Mrs. Andrea Tannerπs Business classes and Mrs.
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it happens, so that you can
Karen Morganπs Early Childhood classes also attended the presentation.
either return or renew
your items before any fines
are assessed," said PINES
Program Director Elizabeth NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS:
McKinney. You should be receiving your new 911 address notification from the Post Office in
Those who sign up for the coming weeks. You will need to either call or e-mail us your new mailing ad-
the service and borrow items dress to continue receiving your newspaper. Contact us at 462-6776 or by e-mail
that circulate for eight days to Please leave a message on our voice mail if we
or more will receive a two- are busy and do not answer the phone.
day notice.
SEGA Vet Clinic
Muriel Jean (Knox) Spikes
celebrated her 75th birthday
on December 28, 2008. She
is married to Bobby Spikes 1 Day Event
and has 11 children and 4
stepchildren. A celebration
lunch was held for her at at Waynesville Hardware
the Lulaton Baptist Church
a couple of Saturdays ago
where many family mem- Saturday, February 28
bers and friends joined her
to celebrate. Muriel Jean
has also been blessed with from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
a total of 25 grandchildren
and 26 great grandchil-
dren. She is a wonderful
and loving wife, mother,
grandmother, mother-in-law,
aunt, sister, and freind to Rabies, Heartworm Testing
many that know her. When
asked her the secret to a
long and healthy life she and Prevention
responded, " that having all
those children kept me busy
and healthy." Of course, her For more information call
family and friends hope to
have her around for another
25 years or more. Muriel 912-554-8388.
Jean said she would like
to thank all that came on
Saturday to help make this
such a special and memo-
rable occasion.

Southeast Georgia Health System thanks the

John Travis Hart Charitable Trust for their gift
of $15,000 to support the Health System’s
cardiac rehabilitation programs and cardiac
patient services. Their unwavering support over
the last several years proves their commitment
to enhancing our patient services and we
appreciate their generosity.



SRMC gets Echolab approval

The Heart Center at Sa-
tilla Regional Medical Center
has received notice that
its Echocardiography Lab
has been accredited for the
fourth time by the Intersoci-

You should be receiving your new 911 address

etal Commission for the Ac-
creditation of Echocardiog-
raphy Laboratories (ICAEL).
The lab is one of the first one
thousand echocardiography
notification from the Post Office in the coming weeks.
labs in the United States,
Canada and Puerto Rico
You will need to either call or e-mail us your new
to be so recognized for its
commitment to high quality
mailing address to continue receiving your newspa-
patient care and its provision
of quality diagnostic testing. per. Contact us at 462-6776 or by e-mail to ads@
Disorders of the heart
and blood vessels with Please leave a message
cardiovascular disease are
the leading cause of death on our voice mail if we are busy and do not answer
in the United States and
in southeast Georgia. One
American dies every 32 Staffing the highly specialized Echocardiography Lab of the Heart
the phone.
seconds of cardiovascular Center are Shayna Harrell and Carson Allen, RCS.
disease. The Heart Center
at Satilla Regional is the sonographer. Their interpre- The ICAEL was estab-
regionπs leader in detecting, tive and technical abilities lished with the support
diagnosing and treating the determine the diagnostic of the American Society
regionπs number one health accuracy of an echcardio- of Echocardiography, the
problem: cardiovascular dis- graphic examination. The American College of Car-
ease. Cardiac structure and voluntary accreditation diology and the Society of
flow information provided by program evaluates these and Pediatric Echocardiography
echocardiographic testing is other critical elements of an (SOPE). The ICAEL provides
useful in the detection and Echocardiography laboratory. a peer review mechanism to
management of many types Accreditation signifies the encourage and recognize the
of heart disease. facility has been reviewed by provision of quality echo-
Echocardiography is an independent agency that cardiographic diagnostic

a complex imaging tech- recognizes the laboratory's evaluations.
nique that relies on the commitment to superior test-
experience and training of ing for the diagnosis of heart
both the physician and the disease.

Hoboken school
receives $4,500
‘Toolbox’ grant
our kids.
One resource that has
been missing, however, is an
outdoor classroom environ-
ment where teachers can
conduct active, cross-cur-
Stone, chairman of Loweπs
Charitable and Educational
Foundation. "By support-
ing schools like Hoboken
Elementary, we believe we
are contributing to a cause
ricular lessons in and about thatπs important to our
Lowe’s Charitable and nature. customers and employees
Educational Foundation has With the addition of an and helping build a stronger
awarded a $4,500 Toolbox for outdoor classroom, science foundation for the children
Education grant to Hoboken experiments, social studies who will be tomorrowπs
Elementary in Brantley projects, reading circles, employees, homeowners and
County for an outdoor class- writing labs, and math community leaders."
room. manipulatives and measure- Hoboken Elementary is
HES teachers "blaze a ments could be presented one of 1000 schools or parent
trail" to learning each day and implemented in a real- organizations to be awarded
through a variety of differ- world, outdoor setting. a Loweπs Toolbox for Educa-
entiated teaching strategies. "Through our Toolbox for tion grant for parent-initi-
They are excited and eager Education grant program, ated school improvement
to use all available resources Loweπs recognizes parent- projects benefiting public
to create a hands-on educa- initiated efforts to enrich education K-12 across the U.S.
tional approach that creates the lives of children in our during the 2008-2009 school
a deeper understanding for communities," said Larry D. year.

Local Head Start

team gets award
of distinction

The Brantley County
Head Start Center recently
received the Standards of
Care Center of Distinction.
The center submitted their Mary Thompson, Lead Teacher, Jennifer Dyal, Crystal Runyon,
application to the Bright Magen Byrd, Tania Steedley and Rhonda McLeod with Letta Cox
From the Start Department
from the main office.

of Early Care and Learning
to take part in this voluntary
quality standards process. meet a high level of quality Tania Steedley and Rhonda
≥We are proud that they are childcare for children 0-4 McLeod.
only one of five programs in years old and is awarded for Others are A.V. Kennedy
southeast Georgia to receive the care and education being Early Head Start Program,
this status,≤ noted Child De- provided in infant, toddler Waycross; Waycross-Ware
velopment Services Director, and preschool classes. County Head Start/Pre-K,
Bonnie Gaskins. Center staff are: Mary Waycross; Charlton County
The Center of Distinc- Thompson, Lead Teacher, Head Start, Folkston; and
tion certificate is awarded Jennifer Dyal, Crystal ABC Child Development
to child care centers that Runyon, Magen Byrd, Head Start Program, Alma.

USDA direct offers

low cost financing
USDA Rural Development is com-
mitted to increasing home ownership
in rural areas and reducing the inter-
est rate on our home loans. Families
and individuals considering buying
or building homes should contact
WC honor list includes locals the agency in Blackshear to find out
if our direct loan program can help
Waycross College announces its honors lists for Under the direct home loan pro-
the fall 2008 semester. President's List recipient gram, low- and very-low income fami-
is Kimberly Flowers of Brantley County. Dean's lies and individuals receive a loan
List recipients are: Charles Burgess, Dalton Lee, directly from USDA Rural Develop-
Riley Lee, Kailyn Middleton, Bridgette Perkins, and ment to buy, build or improve homes
Jamie Rowell of Brantley County. Academic Honors

CALL 912-462-6776
in rural areas. The loans require
List recipients are: Kasey Duncan, Jessica Herrin, no down payment and the standard
Nicholas Linde, Brittany Little, and Wendy Thornton term is 33 years. Payment assistance,
of Brantley County. Educational Leadership; Janet which can reduce monthly mortgage
payments, is also available for those
Sue Herrin, Education Specialist, Educational Lead-
who qualify.
ership; and Roxie C Tumlin, EducatiΩon Specialist,


The Blackshear Office covers
Educational Leadership. From Waynesville; Can- Pierce, Appling, Bacon, Brantley,
dice Dory Gault, Education Specialist, Educational Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Glynn,
Leadership. Ware, and Wayne Counties. For addi-
tional information, call the Blacks-
DON’T YOU BUY NO UGLY PAPER! hear Rural Development office at (912)
Subscribe to the Brantley Enterprise and save! 449-5577 Ext. #4. The office is located
Call 912-462-6776! at 707 Hendry Street, Blackshear.

WC announces AA Girls State pairings

new emergency
Friday, Feb 27
alert system
Waycross College (WC) has announced plans to launch
Reg. 1 #1 Albany vs. Reg. 2 #4 Pierce Co.
a new emergency notification system this March for faculty,
Reg. 3 #2 Dodge Co. vs. Reg. 4 #3 Henry Co.
staff, and students that will deliver time sensitive information Reg. 2 #1 Brantley Co. vs. Reg. 1 #4 Brooks Co.
within minutes during a campus emergency. Reg. 4 #2 Greene Co. vs. Reg. 3 #3 Vidalia
Known as the WC Campus Alert System, college
administrators will have the ability to send and track
personalized emergency messages utilizing various
communication methods including voice, text, email, and
TTY/TDD receiving devices for the hearing impaired.
WC holds honor induction Reg. 3 #1 Laney vs. Reg. 4 #4 Putnam Co.
Reg. 1 #2 Mitchell Co. vs. Reg. 2 #3 Long Co.
"This new Campus Emergency Alert System really is Thirteen Waycross College (WC) students were recently
an impressive communication tool," said Dr. David Palmer,
Reg. 4 #1 NE Macon vs. Reg. 3 #4 Screven Co.
inducted into the Alpha Rho Omega Chapter of the Phi Theta
president of WC. "In the event of a real emergency, where
Kappa International Honor Society. Known as the "Interna-
Reg. 2 #2 Appling Co. vs. Reg. 1 #3 Thomasville
we need to let everyone associated with the College know
something immediately, we can do so with great ease to their
tional Honor Society of the Two-Year College ", the purpose
cell phone number, their preferred email address, and their of the organization "shall be to recognize and encourage
home telephone number. At an all-commuting college where scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve Reg. 8 #1 Union Co. vs. Reg. 7 #4 Calhoun
it's difficult to reach everyone at any moment, this gives us this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for Reg. 6 #2 GAC vs. Reg. 5 #3 Macon Co.
much peace of mind." the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual Reg. 7 #1 Model vs. Reg. 8 #4 N. Oconee
The college community would be notified of class delays climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship
or campus closures and also contingency plans should an for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing aca- Reg. 5 #2 Jordan vs. Reg. 6 #3 Lovett
emergency occur on campus. The administration is hoping demic excellence." Inductees include Ashley Griffis of Baxley,
up-to-date information provided through the system will Nicholas Linde of Hoboken, Jamaya Stephenson and James Reg. 6 #1 Buford vs. Reg. 5 #4 Calloway
help minimize the spread of misinformation and assist in
providing direction in a time of crisis.
Bednar of Waycross, Misty Carter of Baxley, and Jamie Row- Reg. 8 #2 Fannin Co. vs. Reg. 7 #3 Coosa
"This system has the capability of broadcasting literally
ell of Nahunta, Lottie Thomas of Waycross, April Sheuring of Reg. 5 #1 Manchester vs. Reg. 6 #4 Decatur
Blackshear, Kristi Dixon of Offerman, Amy Taylor of Baxley,
thousands of phone, email, and text messages within seconds
and Amber Day of Blackshear. Not pictured are Lyndsay Cox
Reg. 7 #2 Armuchee vs. Reg. 8 #3 Rabun Co.
of being activated in order to notify students and employees
of a current or impending danger," said Harbin Farr, director of Waycross and William Lewis of Surrency.
of WC's physical plant and head of security on campus. Lower seeds will travel to Higher seeds
times will most likey be set by host school

WAYCROSS • 912-283-8255

Winter’s the time for

selling your stuff!
Call 912-462-6776!
Real Estate WE BUY JUNK CARS AND TRUCKS. Call 912-266-1795. and 5 shelves, $40. ALSO: Free washing
Yard Sales dogs, cokes, and funnel cakes. Come
$75 and up. Call Dennis at 778-4746 machine, needs a motor and belt. ALSO: browse, visit with us and ask about our
FOR SALE: 1984 Skyline 14x76 Mobile
Home, Furnished, $8,500. Good Condi-
or 670-0088 or Charlie at 778-3635 or Pets & Animals Basketball hoop on movable stand with Huge Multi-Family Yard Sale at the
Nahunta Masonic Lodge on Saturday,
program. If you have household items,
670-1853. owners manual. Needs a net, $30. Call you would like to donate, bring them. Go
tion. Must be moved. L/M 912-462-8218 FOR SALE: Chihuahua puppies. Will March 7 from 7 a.m. - until. Household
FOR SALE: 1996 Crown Victoria, Terry at 462-6770 or 912-552-1276. to atkinson, cross rr track, house is on
or 912-286-7846. make nice pets for young and old. Have goods, decorations, clothes of all sizes,
needs transmission. $1,200 OBO. Call FOR SALE: Astro Van, small pick-up left. All proceeds go toward our non-profit
FOR SALE: Office trailer, 8X30 with their toe nails clipped and wormed. Will misc. items, too much to list.
288-5780. truck, Sable wagon, Horse. See and christian based organization. Call 778-
heat & A/C and running water with hot take asthma away. Call 462-6705 after
make offer. Call 462-6506. Sega Mamas (Southeast Georgia 4274 for more information.
water heater. Excellent condition. Asking FOR SALE: 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. 2 p.m.
Mothers Against Methamphetamine) YARD SALE: Renovating, wide variety of
$2,500. For more information or if inter- Maroon with 6 cylinder, 4wd, low miles. FOR SALE: 2 large hogs, ready to FOR SALE: 50 inch Mitsubishi rear
will be having the monthly yard sale items, March 7th, 9 a.m. -2 p.m., on the
ested call 912-258-2703 or 912-462-8419. $7,000. Call 912-449-1148. butcher. ALSO: Mended Conure parrot projection T.V., $300 OBO. Call 912-202-
on Saturday, February 28, from 10am hill next to Salt House Worship Center in
FOR SALE: 1999 Dodge Ram pick-up with cage, $175. Call 462-7821. 2610.
FOR RENT: 2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile to 4pm at the GAP house in Atkinson. Hortense, 1/4 mile south of caution light
home. $100 deposit, $250 a month. truck. Call 458-3307. FOR SALE: Baby Chicks: Rhode Island There will be new items, as well as hot on HWY 301.
Winokur area. Pets and kids ok. Call FOR SALE: 1994 Camry, light blue, Reds and Buff Orphinton raised and
462-5239. $2,500. Call 462-6228. hatched in Brantley Co. Also adult White SMALL.BUSINESS. DIRECTORY.
FOR SALE: 2003 Mobile Home, 16X80 Guineas & 1 RIR rooster, 2 Buff roosters
FOR SALE: 1994 Buick Century, 6 cyl.,
& turkey gobblers. Call 282-1379.
with 1 acre of land on Central Ave. Must
be moved. $45,000. Call 458-2539.
looks good, runs good. $900 or best offer.
Call 286-1171. FOR SALE: CKC Red Dachshund female,
Mock Drilling Co., Inc. DIRT
Waycross • Established 1964 • Ga. License
CKC black and tan Dachshund male, and
Mobile Home Lots For Rent. For more
information call 912-266-7254.
FOR SALE: 1998 Ford Taurus, $750
OBO. Runs good. Needs some work. Ask
a CKC Chihuahua female. All 3 years old.
$50 each. Call 778-4408. Developers of quality
Mountains of Franklin, North Carolina.
for Susan at 473-2932.
BIRDS FOR SALE: Cockatiel and
wells 912-223-3056
3,4, or 7 days. Call for more information Recreational Parakeet breeders, 15+ birds. Cages
and accessories included, $300. Call • 4-inch and larger quality wells Big Bubba's
and a brochure. 912 473-2172.
Services 778-3095. • Red Jacket submersible pumps Trucking
ALPHA MOTORS FOR SALE: 6 Americana young hens. 1 • Grundfos stainless steel pumps
Brunswick, Georgia 912-267-0835 MULTITASK CLEANING SERVICE:
Commercial & Residential floor & clean-
Rooster. Laying pink, brown, and green AND LAND CLEARING
ing services. Specializing in cleaning
eggs. Call 462-7821. Call (912) 283-0530
carpets & tile floors. Free Estimates. LOW COST CAT SPAY/NUETER. Open-
Christian owned and operated. Call
ing in Brunswick, GA this March. Call for
reservations, 912-342-7073.
or (912) 281-7000
Electric Motor Repair: Waterpumps,
2006 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE swimming pool pumps, air compressors, Miscellaneous
A/T, Leather, Sunroof, Like New
fans, power tools, etc. All work reason-
able and guaranteed. Call 282-0520,
CLOTHES, GIFTS & MORE located in
Hickox - 3 miles south of Nahunta on
cabin on stilts near Nahunta, 3.6 acres
leave message.
Housecleaning: Need extra help around
301. Open M-F 9-5 and Saturday 9-3. We
are having a 50% off sale storewide for Back hoe &
of land, 3 cabins, needs work, $34,500.
the house? Honest, hardworking,
dependable clean team. Very creditable
next 2 weeks. 1/2 off Sale 1st Saturday
of each month. We are not accepting any Fill Dirt
wide on large lot, Living Room and Den, references. Willing to travel if need be. clothes at this time. We look forward to Bulldozer work
15 mins to I-95, $52,500; HOBOKEN, Furnish own supples. Senior discounts. serving our customers and hope to see Landscaping
3/2 Mobile home, 1600 SF, out building, Available Mon.-Sat. 7a-3p. Call 462-6610. you soon. Mrs. Ann, Trish, and Stephanie. of all kinds,
covered porches 1.56 acres, located on
462-7984. small and big
SELLERS LAWN SERVICE: Serving all Septic tank
cul de sac, needs some work, $45,000; Camden County and surrounding areas. FOR SALE: Whirlpool dishwasher still
in the box, $250. ALSO: 16.5 acres with
Bush hog
HOBOKEN, Sam Dr., 2BR, 2BA home, Edging, Mowing, Mulching, Trimming,
912 SF, 1 acre of land, $65,000. Call doublewide mobile home, 30X40, garage Tiling
Pressure Washing. Year Round. 10 plus
Johns Realty 912-462-6633. years experience. Family owned and with attached carport, 36x48 pole barns, Day number (912) 458-2223
operated. Licensed and Insured. Com- 1/2 acre stocked pond, 2 sheds, above Home (912) 458-2362
mercial & Residential. Free Estimates. ground pool with decks, covered front
ROAD, One Acre beautifully wooded, Cell phone (912) 282-6375
Cell: 912-552-8983. and back porches, $155,000 or $143,000
$8,500; JESSE TRAIL, 20+ acres,
without mobile home. Call 778-3036 for
high ridge and bottom land, $43,645,
seller financing; WARNER LANDING, Help Wanted more information on all.
wooded lot across from the boat ramp, Post Office Hiring Nationally! Avg. pay
$7,500; HERITAGE PLANTATION, nice $20/hr, $57K/yr. Incl. Fed ben, OT.
homesite on paved street, from $10,000; Brunswick, Georgia 912-267-0835
Optional fee-based test prep materials,
ATKINSON, 1+ Acre, corner lot, Hwy 110 not affiliated with the US Postal Service.
& Drury Lane, $9,950; HICKOX AREA, • Lawn Maintenance
1-866-920-8421. • Landscape Design
2+ acre homesite for site built homes,
$22,000; HORTENSE, 17.26 acres, Southeast Georgia Regional Develop- • Pressure Washing
unrestricted acreage with additional land ment Center is accepting applications • Auto/Boat/RV Detailing
for a program specialist in the workforce Michael Saxon
avail., owner financing, $2,500 p/acre. 912-778-4498/266-6295
development division. Job is temporary, 2006 Nissan Frontier XE
Call Johns Realty 912-462-6633.
but may become permanent. Duties King Cab. Below Book Value, Loaded
Mobile Homes For Rent in Atkinson. $
include data entry; Implementing youth
$250 deposit, $275 & up rent. Call 617- work experience program, invoice review,
3552 or 778-6053. Need help with your mobility? We are
writing reports, and other administrative Medical Mobility Solutions. An authorized
SHOP FOR RENT: 5,000 sq, ft. Call duties. Must possess a high school Medicare, Medicaid, VA and insurance
912-550-8671. diploma or GED and two years work ex- provider of medical equipment. We offer
Commercial Office Space For Rent at perience or two years of post high school free consultation, will tell you up front
122 N. Main Street in Nahunta. ALSO: education. Must be proficient in Microsoft about any co-pay requirements, and
Commercial Office Space For Rent at will file all necessary paperwork on your
103 Read Street in Nahunta. For more ALPHA MOTORS behalf. Call us in Waycross at 912-285-
information call 462-5377. Brunswick, Georgia 912-267-0835 8595 and let us help.
FOR RENT: 3BDR/2BA located on Satilla
FOR SALE: Baby items: Fisher Price rain BUFFALO
River, 6 miles south of Hickox. $500 forest jumparoo, $20; (2) Pack--plays, CREEK
deposit, $500 a month. 1 year lease. $20 each; Johnny Jump-up, $10. Call Family Barber Shop
Serious inquiries only. Call 912-682-8908. 778-4408. 912-462-8956
FOR RENT: 3 bedroom, 2 bath
unfurnished mobile home. Has stove, 2007 Ford E250 Cargo Van
"Karen's Creations jewelry now available
on eBay! In addition to seven local shops
Tue. - Fri.
and heat & AC. Located on Hondo
Below Book Value, Already equipped
with Racks and Bins $
(Moncrief Gifts on St. Simons Island now 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Road. References Required. $325 a
month, availabale after 2/20/09. Call
carries my jewelry line). I have opened a
store on eBay. The name of my store is
Haircuts - $10
1-864-944-1100 .
word, Excel and have good composition
and editing skills. Work ready certification Karen's Jewelry Creations. Seniors - $8
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Place Community. 2 BDR Mobile Home.
preferred. Valid driver’s license moor
vehicle report, criminal background check,
Jewelry-Creations__W0QQ_armrsZ1. I
6 Baker Creek
1992 Fleetwood 14x60 central heat and pre employment drug ,test required. currently have handcrafted necklaces,
and A.C., on 1/2 acre lot! Private, Quiet,
Clean. Rules and Regulations strictly en-
Job is located in Waycross. Beginning bracelets, and earrings listed as Buy ATTENTION
salary range $19,750 to $21,269 DOE. It Now auctions. Please contact me at
forced. No pets w/out pet fee, No Pittbulls. Excellent benefits. Send resume to or call me at MEDICARE RECIPIENT
$1,500 down payment, $457.80 a month Personnel Officer, Southeast GA RDC. 462-8483 to give me your feedback. Yes, we have the Medicare
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and lot rent. For more information please Waycross, Ga 31503 or email jlbennet@ Plan "F", age 65, female non-smoker,
call 1-912-778-3000. Located in Atkinson Deadline for applications I Drug Prescription Plan
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Transportation Work From The Comfort Of Your Own AUCTION: Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
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Home! *Financial Peace of Mind*
Meaningful, Flexible Work. *NO Sales
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Agriculture FOR SALE: TV antenna with rotary
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Experienced Barber available at Rowell's Call 462-6776 today
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458-2526. to find out how!
6303 for appointments. ALSO: Cypress
FOR SALE: Bermuda and Bahia Hay. Furniture available.
2004 Land Rover Discovery Round, $45 and square bales, $4.50.
Dual Sunroof, A/T, Extra Nice
FOR SALE: Entertainment stand, 5 ft.
10,700 tall, holds 34" tv, has 2 doors, a drawer


FAmIlY FeATures

ow much will owning a pet cost? How much time do I

really need to devote to a pet? These are questions potential
pet owners should ask prior to adopting. However, not
everyone takes the time to assess the responsibilities and
requirements associated with pet ownership, increasing the Permanent Pet Adoption
likelihood a pet will be surrendered to an animal welfare
organization. sometimes a pet is given up for hardship reasons such as
displacement after a natural disaster or home foreclosure. But one of the A Purina Pets for People survey of the Adopt-A-
biggest and more controllable factors affecting pet relinquishment is a lack Pet network of pet-shelter employees and rescue
of knowledge on the owner’s part. workers revealed the Top 10 most important things
The good news is pet relinquishment is often preventable through education. pet adopters should consider prior to adoption to
Potential pet adopters who truly evaluate their situations and get answers to ensure a permanent match.
important questions before bringing pets into their homes can increase their Before you adopt — give this list some thought:
chances of a permanent pet adoption. is North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption Web 1. When you adopt, you need to make a real
site, with more than 5,766 public and private animal welfare organizations commitment to care for your pet for its entire
posting information on adoptable pets. Their vast resource of shelter and life, just as you would with a child.
rescue organizations provides thousands of pets with loving homes each 2. Be prepared for a pet to affect other parts of
year. These organizations serve as local experts to anyone in search of the your life for as long as you have the pet, which
perfect furry friend. recently, Purina Pets for Pet People surveyed more can be up to 15 years for a dog and 20 years
than 180 Adopt-A-Pet animal welfare organizations nationwide to develop for cat. Your pet’s well-being will have to be
a “Permanent Pet Adoption” checklist of the Top 10 most important things considered in all decisions, including travel,
pet adopters should consider to ensure they have a successful adoption social life, relocation, adopting other pets, hav-
experience. ing children, etc.
3. Verify in advance you’re allowed to keep a pet
Making a lifetime commitment is key where you live, especially if you rent or belong
According to the survey, the number one thing a prospective pet owner to a homeowners’ association.
should consider to ensure a permanent adoption is whether they’re ready 4. Make necessary modifications to your yard and
to make a real commitment to care for the new pet for its entire life, just as fence, if you have one, to provide for your pet’s
they would with a child. Another important factor to consider is that a pet safety and to prevent your pet from escaping.
affects other parts of their lives, such as housing and travel, for as long as 5. Never give a pet as a gift.
they have the pet, up to 15 years for dogs and 20 years for cats. more tips
from the “Permanent Pet Adoption” checklist can be found at Adopt-A-Pet. 6. Choose a pet appropriate to your living situa-
com. tion and lifestyle. Figure out what size, age
Victoria stilwell, a respected dog trainer, author and host of the television and energy-level pet is most appropriate.
program “It’s Me or the Dog,” believes that potential pet owners need to ask 7. Never adopt a pet on a whim or because it’s
the right questions prior to adopting, so they are prepared for the rewards love-at-first-sight. Do research and carefully
and challenges that come with pet ownership. consider every aspect and implication of adopt-
“education prior to adoption is one of the best ways to reduce the number ing before you make a decision.
of pets surrendered by their owners,” says stilwell. “Prospective pet owners “Selfless animal welfare organization workers are extremely 8. If you’re adopting a pet for your kids, under-
need to clearly understand how a pet will fit into their lives for the long term, knowledgeable on the pets in their care,” says Brenda Bax of stand the responsibility is yours. Kids often
and whether or not it’s a good fit before they adopt. It’s my goal to keep as Purina Pets for People. “Whether they’re mixed or breed-specific tire of things that were once new and exciting,
many deserving dogs and cats in forever homes as possible, and it starts with organizations, they can offer advice, resources and valuable infor- and this includes their pets. You will most
proper education.” mation to anyone interested in adopting a dog or cat. The better likely end up being the one who provides most
educated prospective adopters are about the pet they are bringing of the pet’s care.
Deserving of a permanent home into their lives, the greater the chances that the pet will have a 9. Plan for a several-week adjustment period dur-
The American society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (AsPCA) loving permanent home.” ing which there will be challenges.
estimates that 5 to 7 million pets enter shelters every year. They are not Current and prospective owners can visit to
typically bad pets, but often victims of unfortunate circumstances or a lack search for adoptable animals in shelters and rescue organizations 10. Provide sufficient exercise and stimulation. For
of education on the part of their former owners. The solution for keeping in their area. While visiting the Web site, potential pet owners example, walk dogs according to individual
pets in forever homes lies in education, and the “Permanent Pet Adoption” can download the “Permanent Pet Adoption” checklist and watch need, provide playtime and appropriate toys,
checklist can be a valuable resource for potential pet adopters. The National a video featuring stilwell offering pet adoption tips. Current pet spend time just petting and talking to your pet,
Council on Pet Population study and Policy cites proactive educational owners, who have made the commitment to have permanent pets and include your pet in family activities.
efforts as essential to reducing the number of pets that are relinquished to in their homes, can keep an eye out in their local papers for Purina To download this Top 10 checklist, visit Adopt-A-
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