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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.



A Okefenokeeology Course will be offered at the Okefenokee Swamp beginning Thursday, March 5. Popular instructor, Don Berryhill, will present this 12-hour course, which will 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 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


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The Hortense Holiness Church will hold revival services through Friday at 7:30 p.m. nightly with evangelist Dwayne Pooler. There will be special singing each night. For more information call 473-2324 or 912-337-7751.


The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on Friday, March 6 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday, March 7 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. On Friday books will have price stickers on them. On Saturday you can purchase a bag for $2 and fill it with your choice. Baked goods will also be for sale.

Book sale

The 5th Annual Sassy South Pageant will be held on Saturday, March 7 at the BCHS cafeteria beginning at 10 a.m. The pageant is open to all girls in the state of Georgia, newborn - 21 years old. Applications can be 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.


The Brantley County Lady Herons take time for a photo with their region 2-AA trophy following their 47-40 win over Appling County Friday. The ladies will play again Friday probably against Brookes -- the fourth place finisher in region 1-AA -- in the Herons Nest at 7 p.m. Tickets will be $7 each.

Lady Herons will host first playoff game here Friday

The University of Georgia will hold a workshop entitled "Thinking of Starting A Business" on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 East Liberty Street in Savannah. The cost is $69 or $50 if you register and pay no later than Monday before the day of class. For further information contact 912-651-3200 or visit www.


Waycross Service League will hold their 8th annual Whale of a Sale on Saturday, March 7 at the Okefenokee Fairgrounds in the big metal building beginning at 7a.m. There will be a variety of items for sale including clothing, shoes, accessories, household items, holiday, books/CDs, baby items, linens, children’s toys, furniture, small appliances, New Boutique, and much more. Admission will be $2 per person.

Whale of sale

Chief counters with threat of legal action

Mayor demotes, suspends police chief

Philadelphia Wesleyan Church will hold revival services Monday, March 2 through Sunday, March 8 at 7 p.m. nightly and at 6 p.m. on Sunday. The guest speaker will be Rev. Billy Ring of Waycross.


The Brantley Enterprise has learned that former Nahunta police chief Darren Crews, demoted last week, has filed a lawsuit against the city and mayor Ronnie Jacobs. Crews said last week he would file papers on the city and another officer on the force told the Enterprise the former chief had been suspended without pay Friday . Crews was hired less than a year ago after Jacobs fired former chief Craig Pittman in January 2008. Pittman is now the Brantley County jail administrator. Not much information has come from the city hall and some city officials say that’s because

The Southeast Georgia Youth Council will meet on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Southeast Georgia Regional Development Center, 1725 South Georgia Parkway, West, Waycross.


The Bayview Nursing Home sing will be held from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday. For more information call David Lee at 912-458-2493 or Clarke Lee at 912-4582268. Gene Solano is the only police officer in a town with no police chief
they’re afraid they’ll lose their jobs. All members of the original Nahunta VFD resigned recently . Department chief Dru Smith said the mass resignation was over the city’s refusal to provide the funding it was promised. Nahunta now has turned to the

Bayview sing

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Student sent to RYDC after admitting handing out drugs at school
A student at Brantley County High School has been turned over to the Regional Youth Detention Center in Waycross after admitting to handing out drugs to other students yesterday . The Brantley County Sheriff ’s Office confirmed that one student distributed methadone to eight others during school yesterday . No names were released because all those involved were minors, according to the sheriff ’s report filed by deputy James poison control to find out that they were methadone, a prescription drug commonly used for less expensive pain relief and to help users of other drugs to kick the habit, and after learning who had taken the drug rounded up the students listed as victims on the report. Some of those students had to be taken to area medical centers for treatment after being checked by the school nurse and the student

The family and friends of Judy Blount will meet on Friday, from 4 - 5 p.m. at the red light in Nahunta with yellow ribbons for a surprise homecoming for Mrs. Judy. All her family and friends are invited to attend. For more information call Wyatt at 912-288-2003.

Welcome home

Hickox Baptist Church will hold a gospel sing featuring the “Kingdom Heirs” on Sunday, March 8 at 6 pm. The Kingdom Heirs are an amazing Southern Gospel Group that routinely perform at Dollywood as well as making other appearances across the United States. For more iformation call the church at 462-5570.

Gospel sing

Brantley County Head Start will hold an enrollment roundup on Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Brantley County Head Start Center, 470 Bryan

Head start


Denison. Denison reported that school officials seized the pills and called

See Methadone, page 2

Youth tour

County offers chamber office for $100; chamber not impressed
The Brantley County Board of Commissioners last week agreed to offer the chamber of commerce a one-room office at the St. Illa complex for $100 per month, but officials doubted the organization will accept the offer. They were right. At a “very special” meeting last week, chamber members were not too happy with the offer and although no officla action was taken, an official said most members present were apposed to the deal. Chamber vice president Linda Harris said that members have not come up with an alternative, however. The action came after the county decided to eject the chamber from the small facility they currently inhabit on Main Street in Nahunta to make room for courthouse storage and in the process discovered that the $1 per month rate they are charging the chamber is illegal because it is a private organization. The county’s new attorney said that the sweetheart deal the county

The OREMC is accepting applications from high school juniors for the 2009 National Washington Youth Tour to be held June 11 -18. An application may be picked up at any of OREMC's offices or one can be mailed to you, at your request. For more information contact Linda Harris at 912-462-5131 or 800-262-5131 extension 1151 or email your request to linda.harris@oremc. com. The deadline is Monday, March 9 at 5 p.m.

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Stitch Talk members Maxine Moore, Bobbie Thrift and Beth Holland are looking for others with embroidery, quilting, and sewing interest to discuss ideas, techniques, supplies, and problems. They will have a get aquainted meeting on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. For information or directions call Maxine Moore at 912-458-3137.

Sewing group

Nahunta First Baptist Church will host a gospel sing featuring "The Redeemed Trio" from Blackshear, on Sunday, March 15 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the sing.


The University of Georgia will hold a workshop entitled "Thinking of Starting A Business" on Thursday, March 12 and Thursday, March 26 from 6-9 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Small Business Assistance Cente, 111 East Liberty Street in Savannah. The cost is $69 or $50 if you register and pay no later than Monday before the day of class. For further information contact 912-651-3200 or visit


The College of Coastal Georgia will hold a lecture on Friday, March 20 at 2 p.m. with Dr. Martha T. Nesbitt, President, Gainesville State College Paving the Way: Creating Georgia's Model State College. Events will be held in the Thomas Auditorium at the Southeast Georgia Conference Center. For more information call 912-279-5777.

Model college lecture

for current and prospective students and their parents to watch a day of baseball as the Braves face the Nationals at the Fulton County Stadium on Saturday, April 11. The cost is $25 and includes game ticket and pre-game tailgate. Pre-game tailgate starts at 5 p.m. inside Turner Field in the Hank Aaron Room. Tailgate includes hot dog, hamburger, chips, coleslaw, soda, and water. Game starts at 7 p.m. The deadline to make reservation is March 31 at 5 p.m. For more information call (912) 478-7627 or visit: http://students. springfamilydays09.htm.

Summer Basketball Camp is by Invitation Only. Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply. There are several camp locations. There is also a Summer Camp available for boys and girls ages 9-18 of all skill levels. For a free brochure on these summer camps, please call 704-373-0873 ANYTIME or visit

be greatly appreciated. Please contact Ronnie Jacobs at 4625214, Pat Tompkins at 462-7443, or Mert Dowling at 462-5455 for more information.

462-5131 or 800-262-5131 and talk with Craig Muchison (ext. 1147), David Smith (ext. 3319) or Linda Harris (ext. 1151).

The 3rd Annual Miss Heart of Southeast Cancer Pageant will be held on Saturday, March 21 at the Hoboken Elementary School. For more information please call 458-2171, 912-670-0350 or 458-2223.


The youth group of Waynesville Church of God is willing to help the elderly and any other people that are shut-in or just need a little help around the house or in the yard. They are asking for donations for their services to help pay for an youth trip in March called Winterfest, which is an outreach for teens. For more information call Kevin Johns at (912) 266- 6386.

Waynesville youth

Precious Stages in Nahunta is accepting applications for Prek enrollment for the 2009-2010 school year. Your child must be four years old on or before September 1 in order to be eligible. Enrollment packets are available in the office at Precious Stages from 6:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call Brea Crews or Marie Brooks at 462-7151.


OREMC offers safety and energy efficiency programs and demonstrations to schools and community and civic organizations in our service area. Their energy efficiency experts can offer tips that will help you save electricity and stretch your budget. If you are interested scheduling a program for your group, please contact our office at 912

OREMC programs

The Brantley County Historical Society’s World War II book is on sale at the Brantley County Library send a check or money order to Brantley County Historical Society, P.O. Box 1096, Nahunta, 31553.

World War II

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The 14h Annual Hoboken All Day Sacred Harp Sing will be held on Saturday, March 14 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Hoboken Elementary auditorium. Dinner will be served at 12 p.m. in the school cafeteria. All local cooks are encouraged to bring food to share. The grilling team will be there as well. For more information call David Lee at 458-2493 or Clarke Lee at 458-2268.

Sacred Harp

Waycross Service League will host the 3rd annual Charity Ball on Saturday, March 21 at the Okefenokee Country Club. There will be a reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and a presentation at 8 p.m. A silent auction will be held from 6-9 p.m. along with a live band after dinner. Attire will be formal. You may contact Claire Larson at 281-3458 for tickets or more information.

Charity ball


The Sacred Harp will hold a Old-Time Hymnbook Sing on Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m. at Mars Hill Church in Hoboken. Please bring light refreshments. For more information call David Lee at 458-2493 or Clarke Lee at 458-2268.

Hymnbook sing

The Southeast Cancer Unit, Inc. will hold it's 5th anuual BBQ on Saturday, March 14 at HWY’s 121/82 in Hoboken. BBQ dinners and sandwiches will be for sale. For more information call 458-2171, 288-4318 or 285-8257. There will also be a yard sale.


The 4th annual Waycross Idol date will be held on Saturday, March 22 at the Waycross Middle School Auditorium beginning at 2 p.m. for ages 8 to 17 and beginning at 4 p.m. for ages18 and up. Cash prizes will be awarded. The competition is open to anyone who is a legal resident of Georgia. For more information, visit swampfest. us or contact Cheri Morgan at (912) 385-0789 or email Cheri at

Waycross idol

The College of Coastal Georgia will hold a lecture on Thursday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m. with A.D. "Pete" Correll, Chairman, Atlanta Equity Investors, LLC on Transformation: Lessons from the Corporate and Community Sectors. Events will be held in the Thomas Auditorium at the Southeast Georgia Conference Center. For more information call 912-2795777.

The Brantley County PreKindergarten Program is accepting applications for enrollment for the 2009 – 2010 Your child must be four years old on or before September 1, 2009 in order to be eligible for Pre-K. Registration packets may be picked up at the school offices in Hoboken, Nahunta and Waynesville. Enrollment is limited. Documentation is required to enroll. For more information call Burdette Wheeler at (912) 778-3068, Glenda Willis at 462-6029 or 4582323, or Joan Sweat at 778-3718.

Pre-k enrollment

Street, Nahunta. Free transition packs will be given out on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. If you have a child that will be three or four by September 1, 2009, you are invited to register your child for free pre-school services. Services include the Federal funded Head Start Program and families must be income eligible. For more information please contact 462-6552.

Yard sale

Southeast Georgia Mothers Against Methamphetamine (SeGa Mamas) will have a yard sale Saturday at the Gap house (by railroad tracks) in Atkinson from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in order to continue our drug education, treatment and awareness program. There will be new items, as well as hot dogs, cokes, and funnel cakes. If you have household items, you would like to donate, bring them. Go to atkinson, cross rr track, house is on left. All proceeds go toward our non-profit christian based organization to continue drug education and treatments for our citizens. Call 778-4274 for more information.

The Friends of the Library are now accepting scholarship applications. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 15. Your must have a current PINES library card in good standing to qualify for the scholarship. For more information contact the library at 462-5454.

Library scholarship

The Hoboken Elementary School is currently registering children for 2009-2010 kindergarten classes. If you have a child who will be five years old on or before September 1 of this year he/she will need to be registered for Kindergarten, unless currently enrolled in our Pre-K. Documents are required at registration. Pleas call the school office at 458-2135 for more information.


The Riverside Chapel Baptist Church will hold a benefit sing for Sheldon Crews on Saturday at 6 p.m. featuring local talent.

Benefit sing

The Brantley County Recreation Department will hold registration 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 birth certificate and up-dated registration form before your child can participate. The registration fe is $21 or $15 if your child played football, cheered, soccer or basketball. Registration will be held at the Recreation Department located on John Wilson Street in Nahunta. For more information call 462-5128.

Baseball registration

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The Cole Bros. Circus will be at the Brunswick Exchange Club fairgrounds on Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. each night. General admission is $17 for adults and $12 for children 2-12. For more information call 1-800-796-5672. You can buy advance tickets at or 1-888-3325200.


Applications for the Carolyn S. Lewis Memorial Scholarship ($500) are now available from the BCHS Counseling Office. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who plans to continue their studies at any institution of higher education. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, school citizenship and community and school involvement.


The Starlight Ranch will hold a food bank on the 1st Friday of every month from 12-2 p.m. They will also have emergency food during the month. For more information call 912-7783976 leave a message if no answer.

Food bank

Southeast Singles Fellowship in Waycross will hold a social and 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 at 458-2267.


From page 1 county commissioners for fire protection provided by the department Jacobs forced out - the Nahunta Volunteer Fire Department Inc. and chief Button Lee. County officials say the contract between the county and the incorporated fire department has not been signed but is in the process. In the meantime the city is being protected by a nearby fire department.

Turkey shoot

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The Waycross Service League's Community Wide Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 28 at 10 a.m. at the Okefenokee Heritage Center. This event is free and open to the children in Ware and surrounding counties. Along with the egg hunt, there will be snacks and loads of fun. The Okefenokee Heritage Center is located at 1460 N. Augusta Avenue, Waycross. For more information call 912-285-4260.

Egg hunt

The Swampfest Committee is accepting applications for the 2009 Swampfest Festival to be held in April in downtown Waycross. Lots of great events and activities are planned for the entire family. There will be free concerts on Friday and Saturday evening with the Swingin Medallions. Vendor applications are available on the festival web-site at www. or by calling 912-283-2112. A Thanksgiving Cruise for all BCHS class mates and teachers from 1970-1990 will be held from Sunday, November 22 through Thursday, November 26. The cost is $306.21 per person , includes Travel Insurance, Extra person in room is $256.21 The cruise will go to Port Canaveral, Grand Freeport Bahamas, Nassau and a Day at Sea and back in time to eat Thanksgiving diner if you live within 4 hours of Port Canaveral. You will need a valid passport. For more information contact Coach Picklesimer at 912-729-7425.


Freddie's turkey shoot will be held every Friday and Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m. until with meat and money prizes. Located in Hickox, 3 miles South of Nahunta, turn left on Buffalo Creek Drive, go 1.2 miles and turn left on Lake Buffalo Dr. East, in field behind house.

From page 1 who distributed the drugs was taken to a Glynn County hospital after admitting taking several of the pills. The student was charged with one count of possession of drugs in the original container, one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, one count of possession of possession and distribution of controlled substance on school property and eight counts of violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act. Following her trip to the hospital the student was brought back to the sheriff ’s office with her grandmother, where she was read her rights and admitted distributing the drugs before being transferred to the Ware detention center.

Come Dance with us at Lake Ware in Waycross on Friday nights. Live entertainment by Dry Creek Band. Admission is $7.00 per person. BYOD, no coolers, and no bottles, cans only. Singles and couples welcome. For more information call 912-283-8858.

Lake Ware

From page 1 has with the chamber is illegal because the county is not charging fair market rent, or the same they would charge any other organization. Te chamber currently holds a lease on the property till 2014 but officials have indicated they would be willing to move, but have not responded to the county’s offer. At the request of commissioner Greg O’Quinn the board approved a hiring freeze in place for 2009 to help keep the budget under control since they are already looking at a deficit of over $2 million. The freeze wouldn’t allow any new positions to created or hired, and would allow only essential positions to be filled if they are vacated. The board will draft a letter to all the constitutional officers requesting that they take the same action in their departments to help with budget shortages. O’Quinn also reiterated that the county’s human resource policy does not allow employees to work from home and be paid to do so. Employees are to work from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. with a half hour lunch break unless they are in public safety or are under a constitutional officer. . The board approved a TAN Loan for the Hortense VFD for used fire truck they have purchased for $67,500, and paid $25,000 down on, leaving a balance of $42,500, for which they have payments allocated in their budget. The board briefly discussed the Nahunta fire department situation and stated that they were waiting on action by the city before taking action on the trucks and equipment and signing a contract for the services. The board did agree to allow the Emergency Medical Services to move to the city fire station once the property had been turned back over to the county from the city EMS had requested that they move into . the building due to the dilapidated condition of their current 100-year-old building since the city fire station already has living quarters in place.


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A home safety training and safe return enrollment event will be presented by the Alzheimer's Association on Tuesday, March 31 at the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center Area Agency on Aging training room from 45:30 p.m. at 127 F Street, Brunswick. To enroll your loved one come prepared with contact information, medication information, a current photo and wrist size of person being enrolled. For more information please contact 1-800-272-3900 or 912-920-2231.

Home safety

The Brantley Co. Dugout Club & Brantley Co. Diamond Club is giving away a different gun every Friday for the next year to raise money for an indoor hitting facility. The list of guns to be given away and winner each week will be posted at Tickets are $100. For more information or to buy a ticket contact Mike Hendrix at 286-0041.

Dugout club


Spring family day

Basketball camp




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 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 made a call and supported us from the start. From our beloved family, we send this sincere reply; Thank you for your continued prayers, upon which we will rely.

Save money with state ParkPass
Outdoor enthusiasts who want to save money while supporting Georgia's state parks can purchase a 2009 Annual ParkPass or join Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. By doing so, they help maintain hiking and biking trails, build fishing docks and picnic shelters, renovate campgrounds and cottages, and fund dozens of other projects from the mountains to the coast. Best of all, they save money on already affordable getaways and enjoy hiking trails, fishing ponds, swimming beaches and many other amenities for free. The $30 Annual ParkPass exempts visitors from paying the daily $3-$4 parking fee at parks such as Amicalola Falls, Red Top Mountain, Providence Canyon, Skidaway Island and Panola Mountain. The tag hangs from a rearview mirror and is good for one year from its purchase date. Each year the ParkPass program generates around $3 million for improvements at 63 state parks and historic sites.

Thank You

From Neal Johns and Family, Perry and Shannon Thomas and family and Matt and Aline Washam and family. The family of Flossie Johns wants to know how much your love has meant to all of us. Our loss is great, our thanks to everyone is tremendous.

WVFD gets mini-grant for community child restraints
The Waynesville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department has been awarded a 2009 Mini Grant from the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health to distribute child restraints and educational information to eligible parents. The Mini Grant program is a collaborative effort with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety that strives to prevent fatalities on Georgiaπs roads. “If a child under the age of eight is not properly secured in an appropriate child restraint the risk of dying in a motor vehicle crash more than doubles for that child,” said Tonya Whitworth, certified child passenger safety technician.

Thank You

From the family of Dewey Gurley Words can never express our sincerest thanks and heartfelt appreciation for the messages of sympathy, floral offerings, covered dishes and other acts of kindness shown us during our recent bereavement. We are deeply appreciative of every kindness shown to us at this time and pray that the Lord's richest blessings will abide with each of you. 6EF BCMS FBLA

John Simpson Sr., 72 of the Raybon Community died at his residence Wednesday morning following a lengthy illness. Born in Detroit, Michigan, his parents were William Joseph and Evelyn Chaffee McKay Simpson. He served in the United States Army and was a disabled veteran. He was a member of the VFW and loved old cars. He was a Heavy Machinery Mechanic. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Yvonne LaBranche Simpson of Nahunta; 7 children and their spouses, John and Joann Simpson of Nahunta, William and Colleen Simpson of Raybon, Margaret and Terry Griffin of Raybon, Sandra Marie and James Lanford of Clio, Michigan, Dawn and Jack Wright of Cass City, Michigan, Dennis Michael Simpson of Brunswick, and Tim and Darlene Simpson of Atkinson; 23 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; also, several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services were held Saturday morning (Feb. 21, 2009) at 11 a.m. at Frye Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Wainright and Rev. Terry Jackson officiating. Burial with Military Honors followed in Oak Grove Cemetery, Raybon. Pallbearers were grandsons and friends, Kenneth L. Penzien Jr., Michael S. Wood, Timothy Simpson Jr., William Simpson, Nick Benedetto, Clipper Smith, Adam Carter and William Torres. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Missick, Dr. Kellogg and Heartland Hospice Staff of Brunswick, Dewayne Thomas and Dewayne Albritton.

John Simpson

Motor vehicle-related incidents are the leading cause of death for children over the age of one in the country and in Georgia. Lack of appropriate restraint use, such as child restraints, booster seats and safety belts contribute significantly to this problem. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, child restraints reduce fatal injury by 71 percent for infants (less than a year old) and by 54 percent for toddlers (between the ages of 1 and 4 years old) in passenger cars. Through the Mini Grant program, agencies across Georgia are working diligently to create awareness about what people can do to help decrease the number of motor vehicle-related deaths among children. As part of the program, local agencies provide technical assistance and educational materials to reduce the number of fatalities on

MS FBLA purchases books for three daycare centers
As part of their 2008-2009 Literacy Campaign, the BCMS Future Business Leaders of America chapter recently purchased hardback books for three local daycare centers. Each daycare center received 21 age-appropriate books to be used with the different age groups. The daycares that received the books were Kidz Kountry Daycare & GA Pre-K, Wee Kids Day Care, and Precious Stages Childcare Center & GA Pre-K.


Nixon to wed Gee
Michael Gee, Ty Gee, Troy Nixon, Cody Nixon and Savannah Hickox would like to announce the engagement of their parents Jamie Nixon and Bobby Gee. They will be joined in marriage on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 5 p.m. in Atkinson Community .

Thornton places 2nd in speaking
Brantley Middle FFA member Justin Thornton placed 2nd place in the area public speaking contest held recently at Jeff Davis High School. The Junior Division of Prepared Public Speaking CDE is designed to develop agricultural leadership in junior members. It aims to provide the opportunity for personal growth and premier leadership by enhancing the speaking skills of participants. The event is also intended to teach responsibility and self-confidence to younger members. Participants in the Junior Division of Prepared Public Speaking CDE present a speech they have individually prepared before a panel of judges. Participants are scored individually by each judge. Jonathan will be advancing to the state competition held in Macon, Georgia at the Georgia State FFA Convention to be held in April.

Mr. James “Marvin” Kelly, 87, of the Browntown Community died early Saturday morning (Feb. 21, 2009) in the Southeast Georgia Health Systems in Brunswick after a long illness. Born in Atkinson, Georgia he was the son of James Breckingridge Kelly and Hattie Lou Drury Kelly. Mr. Kelly was a member of the Nahunta United Methodist Church, and had worked with the Brantley County School System as a mechanic at the school bus department. He enjoyed telling stories about his life along with fishing and coon hunting. An avid gardener, he enjoyed the outdoors. Preceded in death by his parents, also his loving wife, Mildred Irene Loyd Kelly; 5 sisters, Aileen Green, Anna Pullium, Nora Infinger, Florence Bigham and Louise Hendrix; 2 brothers, Wilton and Ellis Kelly. Survived by his children and their spouses, Joan and Clinton Sweat and Gerald and Donna Kelly, all of Waynesville; 5 grandchildren, Connie Holcomb and Ken of Waynesville, Jay Sweat and Kelly of Atkinson, Lisa Gibson and Teddy of Raybon, Dana Miller and Jim of Nahunta and Amy Kelly of Waynesville; 8 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; a sister, Essie Mae Clark of Brunswick; also several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning (Feb. 24, 2009) at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Frye Funeral Home (Formerly ChamblessFrye) in Nahunta, with Rev. Vance Colley officiating. Burial followed in the family plot at the Smyrna Cemetery in Lulaton. Pallbearers were grandsons and a nephew, Jay Sweat, Ken Holcomb, Jim Miller, Teddy Gibson, Tyler Gibson and Don Hendrix.

James Kelly

Mr. and Mrs. Joel M. Adams, Sr. of Nicholls are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Jamie Lynn Adams to Glen Paul Keen, son of Mr. Michael Glen Keen of Hoboken and Ms. Donna Hurst Keen of Fernandina Beach, FL. The future bride is the granddaughter of Mrs. Rosa Adams and the late Homer Adams Sr. of Nicholls and the late Londis and Ruby (Taylor) Rewis and the late Jurrell Weathers Rewis of Alma. She is a graduate of Bacon County High School and University of Georgia College of Pharmacy She is currently employed as a . Staff Pharmacist at Rite Aid in Waycross. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mrs. Betty Cribb and the late Raymond Cribb, Bob and Patricia Wright and the late Glen Keen, and the late Charles Hurst, all of Waycross. He is a graduate of Ware County High School. He is currently employed as an inside salesman with Consolidated Pipe and Supply in Waycross. The couple will exchange vows at the

Adams to wed Keen

Historic Rail Depot in Waycross on March 28 at 3 p.m. A reception will follow at the Depot. All family and friends are invited to attend. No local invitations will be mailed.

GSP reports three accidents
State Troopers from the Waycross Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated three traffic crashes during the month of January in Brantley County Sergeant . First Class Jackson said the traffic crashes resulted in two injuries and two traffic deaths. SFC Jackson said troopers from Post 22 also issued 75 traffic citations in the cunty during the month. The total includes two arrests for driving under the influence, 29 citations for speeding, seven seat belt violations, and two child restraint violations. Troopers also issued 127 warnings.

Woodrow Jackson Wainright, 88 of Nahunta, died Friday morning at his residence following a lengthy illness. Born in Charlton, Co, his parents were Willie Jackson and Arizona “Arrie” Prescott Wainright. He served in the United States Army in WWII and was a farmer. He loved hunting and fishing. He attended New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Hickox. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Elizabeth Lee Wainright of Nahunta; 4 children and their spouses, Barry Wainright, Charles and Vickie Wainright and Rudolph and Sinie Wainright all of Nahunta and Rebecca and Thomas Weber of Forsyth; 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren; a sister, Edna Tuttle of Kingsland; a brother and sister-in-law, Wilson and Ruth Wainright of Nahunta; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services were held Sunday at 11 a.m. at Frye Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Johnny Lee officiating. Burial followed in Bethlehem Cemetery with Military Rites. Pallbearers were Dezi Wainright, Shay Wainright, Devant Wainright, Jake Wainright, Jed Wainright, Trent Wainright, Corey Wainright and Heath Wainright. Honorary Pallbearers were Rodney Carter, Brad Herrin, Eric Hoersten and Chad Tyler.

Woodrow Wainright

Mr. and Mrs. B.S. Johns of Nahunta, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Krista Ann Johns, to Chad Michael Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Morris of Folkston. The bride to be is the granddaughter of the late Oliver and Mallie Johns of Nahunta, and the late Frank and Polly OπBerry of Folkston. She is a 2003 graduate from Brantley County High School and a 2007 graduate from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. She is currently employed as an Agriculture Education teacher at Brantley County Middle School. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Clarence and Patsy Martin of New Lexington Ohio, and Glenn and Gwen Brabham of Olar South Carolina. He is a 2001 graduate from Charlton County High School. He is currently employed with Harry Pepper and Associates on

Johns to wed Morris

the Kings Bay Navel Submarine Base. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday April 4th, 2009, at the Howard Gilman Waterfront Park in St. Maryπs at 5 p.m. All family and friends are invited to attend. Only out of town invitations will be mailed.

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A national bad attitude
Consistent bad news will eventually lead to a bad attitude, and a bad attitude leads to failure. Just ask any high achiever in business, sports or any endeavor of life. 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 disappointed, when they stop celebrating and wake up to what’s happening. We are on a race track to socialism. Campaign promises about transparency, bipartisanship and no earmarks in the stimulus bill have already been broken. And as the mainstream media looks the other way and tries to rationalize the broken promises, the informed voters get more and more frustrated, while the uninformed voters stay stuck on stupid. Republicans in Congress are frustrated that they are being ignored by the Democrats. Democrats are frustrated that the Republicans won’t just roll over and stop trying to slow things down, so they can pass all of this hurry-up legislation before even giddy Democratic 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 ignored all the warning signs and lessons from history . As a result, We the People are in a bad mood with a bad attitude. As expected, the stimulus checks of 2008 did not stop this economic crisis, but Congress and former President Bush did it anyway The first $350 billion in stimulus . spending did not stimulate banks to start doing what banks are supposed to do – lend money . Before Obama was sworn in as president, Congress swiftly approved the second half of the first stimulus package for his administration to spend without having any idea of how it would be spent. How gullible are we supposed to be? And while the Obama Administration was still figuring out how to spend that second $350 billion, the Democrat-controlled Congress passed another $789 billion socalled “Stimulus Bill” literally overnight. They did not bother to tell the public about the interest that will be required, which would put the bill at about $1 trillion dollars. That’s a million-million dollars. Not one member of Congress can honestly say that they have read the bill. But it is now the law. The Obama Administration and some members of Congress are already hinting that they may need to spend even more money to turn the economy around, without seeing the results of the trillions of dollars already committed. That’s insane according to Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity . The House of Representatives has become the House of Politicians. The Senate has become the United States “Spend-it”. And President Obama is still campaigning. We the People need A New Voice.

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There’s a lot to be said for boring
By Rev. James L. Snyder
Some people have a hard time with nothing. They get all jittery and nervous and don’t know what to do with themselves. I, on the other hand, enjoy nothing better than anything I can think of at the time. Of course, right now I’m not busily engaged in thinking. I’m saving my thinking for when I really need it. Recently, I was tempted to give the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage a piece of my mind, but then I thought better of it. I only have one piece left and I’m saving that for something really important. Then my mind will be gone. The question I often ponder is this, when my mind is gone will I miss it? Some people are deathly allergic to boredom of any kind. Me, I embrace boredom as a bosom buddy I am never happier than when I . am bored. If the truth were known, I’m happy most of the time. My wife often opines that it is merely a streak of laziness in me. That shows how little she knows. I haven’t streaked for years. Some people when they have nothing to do look around for something. When I have something to do, I look around for nothing. And the strange thing is, I often find it. I began thinking about this the other day when I heard somebody sigh very deeply and say, “I sure am bored.” I remember at the time, I was envious of that person because I had something to do. My to-do-list that day was longer than my todo. I was wishing upon a star that I could be as bored as my friend. O, for just one hour of sheer boredom. The luxury of it all. Although many people complain about boredom, I believe there is a lot to be said for boring. It seems to me that boredom gets a bad rap from people who do not know a gem when they see it. I’m at the stage of life where the most exciting thing going for me is not having anything to do. Several hours of sheer tedium is quite a blessing. I know there was a time in my life, those radically immature years, when every day I scurried around frantically looking for something to do. I was afraid of monotony and was not happy unless I was busily engaged in some kind of furious activity And woe be . unto me if I ever repeated myself in anything. My definition of activity at the time was simply some physical activity any activity ... . Through the years, as I have matured, my definition of activity has evolved. It is the only part of evolution I believe in. Now, I can be actively engage in doing absolutely nothing. I can rigorously pursue zilch, naught, or nil. My personal favorite is nil, for the simple reason I have no idea what it is. If I would stumble over it in the middle of the night, I would not recognize it. There was a time when that would have bothered me. In my more immature years, I clambered after the definition of everything. Happiness eluded me if there was something I did not know. Now, as I have matured, I don’t need to know so much. In fact, there is a whole list of things I do not want to know anything about. When I think of boredom, several things immediately come to mind. First, being bored means that I have nothing to do. And what is wrong with that? If I have nothing to do, it means I have finished every project on my to-do-list. To me that is a capital position to be in. It is certainly something to celebrate. And the best way to celebrate is to sit back in my easy chair and do nothing. Sighing very deeply is an extra, if you have the energy . Boredom also means nothing is broken that I have to get up and try to fix. I’m not a very good handyman. I can fix my morning coffee but that is about as far as it goes. I hate it when something around the house is broken and I have to try to fix it. So, when I have nothing to do it means everything is working fine. I would not want this to get around, but boredom also means that my wife has run out of things for me to do. It is not often but when it does, I try to secret my person from her person as much as possible. Because, no matter how much I have completed she always can come up with one more job. I’m tempted to call her Miss One More Job. Although, not to her face. I really have biblical grounds for this. Jesus gave this invitation. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28 KJV). And then the apostle Paul wrote, “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief ” (Hebrews 4:9-11 KJV). I agree with my friend who often says, “Come apart and rest awhile or you will simply come apart.”

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Self talk
OK, I admit it. I am one of those people addicted to self-help books. I can tell you how to get the truth in five minutes or less in any conversation, I’ve wandered the spiritual path to higher creativity, and I can state the nine fantasies that will ruin your life along with the eight realties that will save it. 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 without stopping. By now some of you are probably thinking that with all this information I should be fairly enlightened person. You would think. So you can imagine my surprise, then, when I heard about a new method for personal improvement called self talk. This simply means that you can feel calm or worried or even change your behavior depending on what you tell yourself. Let me just stop right here and say that this is the exactly the type of thing that makes this decade so refreshing. I mean, at any other time in history, if you told people that you were listening to voices in your head, they might make all kinds of unflattering assumptions. But now, it’s not only acceptable to listen to them, they are SUPPOSED to be there. You can’t imagine what a relief this is. Naturally, though, there are some ground rules. For example you supposed to say positive, uplifting things to yourself like Gee, I feel a little stressed, but I’m going to find a way healthy way to relax. Other than, Don’t you even THINK about eating that piece of cake. Keep it up, and pretty soon you’ll be trading in your lucky jeans for a set of gingham muumuus. Another important rule, even with scientific progress being what it is today, is that it’s best to talk internally rather than carrying on heated conversations with yourself in places like, say, department store dressing

rooms. However, despite these restrictions, I am perfectly willing to try this. In fact you will hardly find anyone else on the planet more willing to talk to themselves than me. Besides, and this may come as a shock, I am a person with many unresolved issues — most of which revolve around some form of shopping. So the very next time I was in one of those big warehouse stores I decided to use self talk to control my spending habits Just look at that, I thought as I wandered down the personal necessity aisle, A bag of eight hair brushes for only ten dollars! What a deal! Come on, my logical, inner voice piped up. What in the heck are you going to do with all those brushes? Well, I can give them as gifts or use the larger ones as door stops. 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 pleaded. Remember the time you bought a pack of thirty-two golf balls and ended up using them to border the flowerbed? BuPut them back. NOW. Make me! I could tell by the way people were backing away from me that I had spoken out loud. So I quickly returned the brushes to the shelf and grabbed a bottle of hairspray instead. As soon as I left the aisle, I felt proud of my new self-control. But then, when I arrived in the bakery section, my inner self proceeded to talk me out of buying four dozen dinner rolls. Next, if that wasn’t enough, I went to the deli department for a gallon of potato salad, but my inner voice talked me out of that, too. The final straw came when I reached for a twenty-five pound box of laundry detergent. But you can’t possibly use all thaShut up, I said, tossing the box into the cart. Needless to say, I did save money and, although there was nothing edible in the house, I did feel good about it. In fact, when the men with straight jackets show up at my door to take me away to a nice padded room, I’ll just explain all about self talk and feeling empowered and changing behavior and all that. On second thought, maybe I’d better just say Om Namo Narayanayayanaya.

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All about Tiny Town
First, allow me to explain Tiny Town. ‘Tis a place of no luxuries. A place where – much like a crowded dinner table – if your left elbow sticks out too far while you try to type, you’ll hit the person next to you. Its walls are tan; its desks a slightly different shade of tan; and its furniture, just a tad tanner than that. Tiny Town is a group of very small cubicles set up for the contractors that work for my company There are as many of them as . there are little white hairs on the top of the couch cushion my cat sleeps on all day And . that’s a lot. I personally don’t work in Tiny Town, but I have friends who do. This column is to help them look at the bright side of life. First of all, you can overhear some pretty funny things in Tiny Town that those of us with cubicles of normal width, height and depth cannot. For example, in walking past Tiny Town this week, I heard the following hilarities, and I quote: “I’m thinking in matrixes.” It was unfortunate that as I heard this phrase, I happened to have a sip of coffee in my mouth, which proceeded to burst forth onto the carpet and my shoes. (In miracle fashion, my white blouse was somehow saved!) If you think in matrixes, how do you communicate? I’m guessing – and I know this is a wild one – you do it with Power Point slides with loads of Excel spreadsheets imported into them. That’s cool. I’m just not sure it’s something to go around bragging about. Also overheard: “I have a visual allergy to that man.”

Thankful that there was no coffee involved this time, I’ve now stolen that particular phrase for my very own, for that is how much I loved and adored it. Don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about. Those people who, just by the mere sight of them, a little pit develops in your stomach. They’re coming toward you? It takes all of your might to keep your feet firmly planted so as not to run in the opposite direction. You, my friend, have a visual allergy to someone. And that’s OK. I’m here to tell you that you are not – by any means – alone. There are certain phrases, however, that those in Tiny Town with their contractor status would not be likely to utter. Ones that you can only hear when walking by an executive’s office. I overheard this one earlier this week. (The name has been changed to protect the innocent.) “It’s top-down, Geoff. That’s the only way it works around here.” Granted, I have no idea what “it” is. Is “it” the scheduling of the corporate jet? Because then, yeah, I can see how top-down might be the best way to handle that. Otherwise, I’d be asking to borrow it so I could go see a Cleveland Indians exhibition game next weekend. If “it” referred to the budgeting process, then that makes sense, too. That way, I’ll be prevented from attending that training seminar in Prague that I just read about. More likely, “it” referred to something more amusing, insulting or just plain stupid. Probably about who can send an email to whom without breaking the chain of command. We’re kind of into that sort of thing around here. Which brings me back to why I much prefer unintentional eavesdropping on Tiny Town. I get to laugh. I get to appreciate where they’re coming from. I get to overhear conversations that go like this: “Surely, you can’t be serious that we’re rescheduling that meeting for the ninth time.” “Yes. We are. And don’t call me Shirley!” A sense of humor prevails in Tiny Town. Besides, it’s hard to get an inferiority complex in a place where you’re sitting close enough to your coworker to lick his ear.

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Mechanically un-inclined
I’m not mechanically inclined. I know guys who can repair cars, build garages and overhaul computers. I tried to fix my own car. Once. Last Thursday . My decision to tackle auto repairs for the first time came when my vehicle’s engine began making strange sounds that included whirs, bangs, squeaks and rattles. The first thing I did was dig out my rusty old tool chest that was buried under my first wife Sally’s 456,787-or-so assorted Christmas decorations in a dark, dusty corner of the basement. Then, after donning a five-sizes-too-largefor-me pair of coveralls I found in that same dark corner, I climbed the stairs. When I reached the garage, I raised the hood of my car and peered inside. Standing there looking down into the engine compartment, I was dumbfounded.


I’d never seen so many wires . . . and screws and bolts . . . and little metal and plastic, um, doohickies, in my whole life. All of a sudden I gained tremendous respect for all those auto mechanics named Red and Mack and Butch (lots of auto mechanics are named Red and Mack and Butch) who over the years have fiddled around with my car engines and somehow made them purr again like proverbial kittens. Then, just as I was about to bend over and enter the mysterious world of wires, 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 in hopes it would offer me some valuable tips on repairing my car. So I extracted myself from beneath the hood, banging my head in the process, opened the driver’s door and reached across the seat to grab my owner’s manual. Like most car owners, I keep my manual in the glove box, which is another mysterious thing about the automobile. People call those compartments “glove boxes,” but the truth is very few car-owners actually store their gloves in those glove boxes. They do, however, keep other items in those glove boxes, including pencils, pens, prescription medications, maps, can openers, notebooks, screwdrivers, sunglasses, napkins, flashlights and losing scratch-off lottery tickets.

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Library's PINE signup under way
The Georgia Public Library Service has launched its PINES Preminder Service at more than 275 participating libraries around the state. PINES, short for Public Information Network for Electronic Services, offers Georgia citizens a shared catalog of almost 10 million items, with a single library card that is welcomed in all member libraries. Now boasting more than 2 million registered cardholders, PINES is a national leader in library cooperation and resource sharing. With the new preminder service, PINES patrons can sign up to receive notices by email that their borrowed materials will soon be due. "We will notify you before it happens, so that you can either return or renew your items before any fines are assessed," said PINES Program Director Elizabeth McKinney . Those who sign up for the service and borrow items that circulate for eight days or more will receive a twoday notice.

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Work based learning at BCHS
Rhonda Kinnon and Laura Moore from H&R Block in Waycross visited the Work-Based Learning (WBL) students at Brantley County High School and talked to them about filling their income taxes, completing a 1040-EZ tax form, budgeting their money, and the job opportunities available with the H & R Block Corporation. Upperclassmen from Mrs. Andrea Tannerπs Business classes and Mrs. Karen Morganπs Early Childhood classes also attended the presentation.

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Muriel Jean (Knox) Spikes celebrated her 75th birthday on December 28, 2008. She is married to Bobby Spikes and has 11 children and 4 stepchildren. A celebration lunch was held for her at the Lulaton Baptist Church a couple of Saturdays ago where many family members and friends joined her to celebrate. Muriel Jean has also been blessed with a total of 25 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. She is a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, aunt, sister, and freind to many that know her. When asked her the secret to a long and healthy life she responded, " that having all those children kept me busy and healthy." Of course, her family and friends hope to have her around for another 25 years or more. Muriel Jean said she would like to thank all that came on Saturday to help make this such a special and memorable occasion.

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SRMC gets Echolab approval
The Heart Center at Satilla Regional Medical Center has received notice that its Echocardiography Lab has been accredited for the fourth time by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL). The lab is one of the first one thousand echocardiography labs in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to be so recognized for its commitment to high quality patient care and its provision of quality diagnostic testing. Disorders of the heart and blood vessels with cardiovascular disease are the leading cause of death in the United States and in southeast Georgia. One American dies every 32 seconds of cardiovascular disease. The Heart Center at Satilla Regional is the regionπs leader in detecting, diagnosing and treating the regionπs number one health problem: cardiovascular disease. Cardiac structure and flow information provided by echocardiographic testing is useful in the detection and management of many types of heart disease. Echocardiography is a complex imaging technique that relies on the experience and training of both the physician and the

Staffing the highly specialized Echocardiography Lab of the Heart Center are Shayna Harrell and Carson Allen, RCS.
sonographer. Their interpretive and technical abilities determine the diagnostic accuracy of an echcardiographic examination. The voluntary accreditation program evaluates these and other critical elements of an Echocardiography laboratory . Accreditation signifies the facility has been reviewed by an independent agency that recognizes the laboratory's commitment to superior testing for the diagnosis of heart disease. The ICAEL was established with the support of the American Society of Echocardiography, the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Pediatric Echocardiography (SOPE). The ICAEL provides a peer review mechanism to encourage and recognize the provision of quality echocardiographic diagnostic evaluations.

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Hoboken school receives $4,500 ‘Toolbox’ grant
Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $4,500 Toolbox for Education grant to Hoboken Elementary in Brantley County for an outdoor classroom. HES teachers "blaze a trail" to learning each day through a variety of differentiated teaching strategies. They are excited and eager to use all available resources to create a hands-on educational approach that creates a deeper understanding for

our kids. One resource that has been missing, however, is an outdoor classroom environment where teachers can conduct active, cross-curricular lessons in and about nature. With the addition of an outdoor classroom, science experiments, social studies projects, reading circles, writing labs, and math manipulatives and measurements could be presented and implemented in a realworld, outdoor setting. "Through our Toolbox for Education grant program, Loweπs recognizes parentinitiated efforts to enrich the lives of children in our communities," said Larry D.

Stone, chairman of Loweπs Charitable and Educational Foundation. "By supporting schools like Hoboken Elementary, we believe we are contributing to a cause thatπs important to our customers and employees and helping build a stronger foundation for the children who will be tomorrowπs employees, homeowners and community leaders." Hoboken Elementary is one of 1000 schools or parent organizations to be awarded a Loweπs Toolbox for Education grant for parent-initiated school improvement projects benefiting public education K-12 across the U.S. during the 2008-2009 school 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 application to the Bright From the Start Department of Early Care and Learning to take part in this voluntary quality standards process. ≥We are proud that they are only one of five programs in southeast Georgia to receive this status,≤ noted Child Development Services Director, Bonnie Gaskins. The Center of Distinction certificate is awarded to child care centers that

Mary Thompson, Lead Teacher, Jennifer Dyal, Crystal Runyon, Magen Byrd, Tania Steedley and Rhonda McLeod with Letta Cox from the main office.
meet a high level of quality childcare for children 0-4 years old and is awarded for the care and education being provided in infant, toddler and preschool classes. Center staff are: Mary Thompson, Lead Teacher, Jennifer Dyal, Crystal Runyon, Magen Byrd, Tania Steedley and Rhonda McLeod. Others are A.V Kennedy . Early Head Start Program, Waycross; Waycross-Ware County Head Start/Pre-K, Waycross; Charlton County Head Start, Folkston; and ABC Child Development Head Start Program, Alma.

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USDA direct offers low cost financing
USDA Rural Development is committed to increasing home ownership in rural areas and reducing the interest rate on our home loans. Families and individuals considering buying or building homes should contact the agency in Blackshear to find out if our direct loan program can help them. Under the direct home loan program, low- and very-low income families and individuals receive a loan directly from USDA Rural Development to buy, build or improve homes in rural areas. The loans require no down payment and the standard term is 33 years. Payment assistance, which can reduce monthly mortgage payments, is also available for those who qualify . The Blackshear Office covers Pierce, Appling, Bacon, Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Glynn, Ware, and Wayne Counties. For additional information, call the Blackshear Rural Development office at (912) 449-5577 Ext. #4. The office is located at 707 Hendry Street, Blackshear.

WC honor list includes locals
Waycross College announces its honors lists for the fall 2008 semester. President's List recipient is Kimberly Flowers of Brantley County. Dean's List recipients are: Charles Burgess, Dalton Lee, Riley Lee, Kailyn Middleton, Bridgette Perkins, and Jamie Rowell of Brantley County. Academic Honors List recipients are: Kasey Duncan, Jessica Herrin, Nicholas Linde, Brittany Little, and Wendy Thornton of Brantley County. Educational Leadership; Janet Sue Herrin, Education Specialist, Educational Leadership; and Roxie C Tumlin, EducatiΩon Specialist, Educational Leadership. From Waynesville; Candice Dory Gault, Education Specialist, Educational Leadership.

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WC announces new emergency alert system

AA Girls State pairings
Friday, Feb 27
Reg. 1 #1 Albany vs. Reg. 2 #4 Pierce Co. Reg. 3 #2 Dodge Co. vs. Reg. 4 #3 Henry Co. Reg. 2 #1 Brantley Co. vs. Reg. 1 #4 Brooks Co. Reg. 4 #2 Greene Co. vs. Reg. 3 #3 Vidalia

Waycross College (WC) has announced plans to launch a new emergency notification system this March for faculty, staff, and students that will deliver time sensitive information within minutes during a campus emergency . 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. "This new Campus Emergency Alert System really is an impressive communication tool," said Dr. David Palmer, president of WC. "In the event of a real emergency, where we need to let everyone associated with the College know something immediately, we can do so with great ease to their cell phone number, their preferred email address, and their home telephone number. At an all-commuting college where it's difficult to reach everyone at any moment, this gives us much peace of mind." The college community would be notified of class delays or campus closures and also contingency plans should an emergency occur on campus. The administration is hoping up-to-date information provided through the system will help minimize the spread of misinformation and assist in providing direction in a time of crisis. "This system has the capability of broadcasting literally thousands of phone, email, and text messages within seconds of being activated in order to notify students and employees of a current or impending danger," said Harbin Farr, director of WC's physical plant and head of security on campus.

WC holds honor induction
Thirteen Waycross College (WC) students were recently inducted into the Alpha Rho Omega Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Known as the "International Honor Society of the Two-Year College ", the purpose of the organization "shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence." Inductees include Ashley Griffis of Baxley, Nicholas Linde of Hoboken, Jamaya Stephenson and James Bednar of Waycross, Misty Carter of Baxley, and Jamie Rowell of Nahunta, Lottie Thomas of Waycross, April Sheuring of Blackshear, Kristi Dixon of Offerman, Amy Taylor of Baxley, and Amber Day of Blackshear. Not pictured are Lyndsay Cox of Waycross and William Lewis of Surrency.

Reg. 3 #1 Laney vs. Reg. 4 #4 Putnam Co. Reg. 1 #2 Mitchell Co. vs. Reg. 2 #3 Long Co. Reg. 4 #1 NE Macon vs. Reg. 3 #4 Screven Co. Reg. 2 #2 Appling Co. vs. Reg. 1 #3 Thomasville Reg. 8 #1 Union Co. vs. Reg. 7 #4 Calhoun Reg. 6 #2 GAC vs. Reg. 5 #3 Macon Co. Reg. 7 #1 Model vs. Reg. 8 #4 N. Oconee Reg. 5 #2 Jordan vs. Reg. 6 #3 Lovett Reg. 6 #1 Buford vs. Reg. 5 #4 Calloway Reg. 8 #2 Fannin Co. vs. Reg. 7 #3 Coosa Reg. 5 #1 Manchester vs. Reg. 6 #4 Decatur Reg. 7 #2 Armuchee vs. Reg. 8 #3 Rabun Co. Lower seeds will travel to Higher seeds times will most likey be set by host school

WAYCROSS • 912-283-8255

Real Estate
FOR SALE: 1984 Skyline 14x76 Mobile Home, Furnished, $8,500. Good Condition. Must be moved. L/M 912-462-8218 or 912-286-7846. FOR SALE: Office trailer, 8X30 with heat & A/C and running water with hot water heater. Excellent condition. Asking $2,500. For more information or if interested call 912-258-2703 or 912-462-8419. FOR RENT: 2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home. $100 deposit, $250 a month. Winokur area. Pets and kids ok. Call 462-5239. FOR SALE: 2003 Mobile Home, 16X80 with 1 acre of land on Central Ave. Must be moved. $45,000. Call 458-2539. Mobile Home Lots For Rent. For more information call 912-266-7254. VACATION RENTAL in The Smokey Mountains of Franklin, North Carolina. 3,4, or 7 days. Call for more information and a brochure. 912 473-2172.
Brunswick, Georgia 912-267-0835

Winter’s the time for selling your stuff! Call 912-462-6776!
and 5 shelves, $40. ALSO: Free washing machine, needs a motor and belt. ALSO: Basketball hoop on movable stand with owners manual. Needs a net, $30. Call Terry at 462-6770 or 912-552-1276. FOR SALE: Astro Van, small pick-up truck, Sable wagon, Horse. See and make offer. Call 462-6506. FOR SALE: 50 inch Mitsubishi rear projection T.V., $300 OBO. Call 912-2022610.


WE BUY JUNK CARS AND TRUCKS. $75 and up. Call Dennis at 778-4746 or 670-0088 or Charlie at 778-3635 or 670-1853.

Call 912-266-1795.

Pets & Animals
FOR SALE: Chihuahua puppies. Will make nice pets for young and old. Have their toe nails clipped and wormed. Will take asthma away. Call 462-6705 after 2 p.m. FOR SALE: 2 large hogs, ready to butcher. ALSO: Mended Conure parrot with cage, $175. Call 462-7821. FOR SALE: Baby Chicks: Rhode Island Reds and Buff Orphinton raised and hatched in Brantley Co. Also adult White Guineas & 1 RIR rooster, 2 Buff roosters & turkey gobblers. Call 282-1379. FOR SALE: CKC Red Dachshund female, CKC black and tan Dachshund male, and a CKC Chihuahua female. All 3 years old. $50 each. Call 778-4408. BIRDS FOR SALE: Cockatiel and Parakeet breeders, 15+ birds. Cages and accessories included, $300. Call 778-3095. FOR SALE: 6 Americana young hens. 1 Rooster. Laying pink, brown, and green eggs. Call 462-7821. LOW COST CAT SPAY/NUETER. Opening in Brunswick, GA this March. Call for reservations, 912-342-7073.

Yard Sales
Huge Multi-Family Yard Sale at the Nahunta Masonic Lodge on Saturday, March 7 from 7 a.m. - until. Household goods, decorations, clothes of all sizes, misc. items, too much to list. Sega Mamas (Southeast Georgia Mothers Against Methamphetamine) will be having the monthly yard sale on Saturday, February 28, from 10am to 4pm at the GAP house in Atkinson. There will be new items, as well as hot

FOR SALE: 1996 Crown Victoria, needs transmission. $1,200 OBO. Call 288-5780. FOR SALE: 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Maroon with 6 cylinder, 4wd, low miles. $7,000. Call 912-449-1148. FOR SALE: 1999 Dodge Ram pick-up truck. Call 458-3307. FOR SALE: 1994 Camry, light blue, $2,500. Call 462-6228. FOR SALE: 1994 Buick Century, 6 cyl., looks good, runs good. $900 or best offer. Call 286-1171. FOR SALE: 1998 Ford Taurus, $750 OBO. Runs good. Needs some work. Ask for Susan at 473-2932.

dogs, cokes, and funnel cakes. Come browse, visit with us and ask about our program. If you have household items, you would like to donate, bring them. Go to atkinson, cross rr track, house is on left. All proceeds go toward our non-profit christian based organization. Call 7784274 for more information. YARD SALE: Renovating, wide variety of items, March 7th, 9 a.m. -2 p.m., on the hill next to Salt House Worship Center in Hortense, 1/4 mile south of caution light on HWY 301.

Waycross • Established 1964 • Ga. License #52

Mock Drilling Co., Inc.
Developers of quality wells
• 4-inch and larger quality wells • Red Jacket submersible pumps • Grundfos stainless steel pumps

DIRT FOR SALE 912-223-3056
Big Bubba's Trucking


Recreational Services
MULTITASK CLEANING SERVICE: Commercial & Residential floor & cleaning services. Specializing in cleaning carpets & tile floors. Free Estimates. Christian owned and operated. Call 778-4270. Electric Motor Repair: Waterpumps, swimming pool pumps, air compressors, fans, power tools, etc. All work reasonable and guaranteed. Call 282-0520, leave message. Housecleaning: Need extra help around the house? Honest, hardworking, dependable clean team. Very creditable references. Willing to travel if need be. Furnish own supples. Senior discounts. Available Mon.-Sat. 7a-3p. Call 462-6610. SELLERS LAWN SERVICE: Serving all Camden County and surrounding areas. Edging, Mowing, Mulching, Trimming, Pressure Washing. Year Round. 10 plus years experience. Family owned and operated. Licensed and Insured. Commercial & Residential. Free Estimates. Cell: 912-552-8983.

Call (912) 283-0530 or (912) 281-7000


A/T, Leather, Sunroof, Like New $ 13,800


CLOTHES, GIFTS & MORE located in Hickox - 3 miles south of Nahunta on 301. Open M-F 9-5 and Saturday 9-3. We are having a 50% off sale storewide for next 2 weeks. 1/2 off Sale 1st Saturday of each month. We are not accepting any clothes at this time. We look forward to serving our customers and hope to see you soon. Mrs. Ann, Trish, and Stephanie. 462-7984. FOR SALE: Whirlpool dishwasher still in the box, $250. ALSO: 16.5 acres with doublewide mobile home, 30X40, garage with attached carport, 36x48 pole barns, 1/2 acre stocked pond, 2 sheds, above ground pool with decks, covered front and back porches, $155,000 or $143,000 without mobile home. Call 778-3036 for more information on all.

HOMES FOR SALE: SATILLA RIVER cabin on stilts near Nahunta, 3.6 acres of land, 3 cabins, needs work, $34,500. BRANTLEY/GLYNN LINE, 3/2 doublewide on large lot, Living Room and Den, 15 mins to I-95, $52,500; HOBOKEN, 3/2 Mobile home, 1600 SF, out building, covered porches 1.56 acres, located on cul de sac, needs some work, $45,000; HOBOKEN, Sam Dr., 2BR, 2BA home, 912 SF, 1 acre of land, $65,000. Call Johns Realty 912-462-6633. LAND FOR SALE: BUSTER WALKER ROAD, One Acre beautifully wooded, $8,500; JESSE TRAIL, 20+ acres, high ridge and bottom land, $43,645, seller financing; WARNER LANDING, wooded lot across from the boat ramp, $7,500; HERITAGE PLANTATION, nice homesite on paved street, from $10,000; ATKINSON, 1+ Acre, corner lot, Hwy 110 & Drury Lane, $9,950; HICKOX AREA, 2+ acre homesite for site built homes, $22,000; HORTENSE, 17.26 acres, unrestricted acreage with additional land avail., owner financing, $2,500 p/acre. Call Johns Realty 912-462-6633. Mobile Homes For Rent in Atkinson. $250 deposit, $275 & up rent. Call 6173552 or 778-6053. SHOP FOR RENT: 5,000 sq, ft. Call 912-550-8671. Commercial Office Space For Rent at 122 N. Main Street in Nahunta. ALSO: Commercial Office Space For Rent at 103 Read Street in Nahunta. For more information call 462-5377. FOR RENT: 3BDR/2BA located on Satilla River, 6 miles south of Hickox. $500 deposit, $500 a month. 1 year lease. Serious inquiries only. Call 912-682-8908. FOR RENT: 3 bedroom, 2 bath unfurnished mobile home. Has stove, and heat & AC. Located on Hondo Road. References Required. $325 a month, availabale after 2/20/09. Call 1-864-944-1100 . Tired of Renting? Rent to Own! Nancy's Place Community. 2 BDR Mobile Home. 1992 Fleetwood 14x60 central heat and A.C., on 1/2 acre lot! Private, Quiet, Clean. Rules and Regulations strictly enforced. No pets w/out pet fee, No Pittbulls. $1,500 down payment, $457.80 a month which includes water, taxes, insurance and lot rent. For more information please call 1-912-778-3000. Located in Atkinson Community off 110 West, 2.4 miles on left, Drury Lane, look for angel signs.

Bulldozer work Landscaping of all kinds, small and big Septic tank Bush hog Tiling Day number (912) 458-2223 Home (912) 458-2362 Cell phone (912) 282-6375

Pittman’s Back hoe & Fill Dirt

Help Wanted
Post Office Hiring Nationally! Avg. pay $20/hr, $57K/yr. Incl. Fed ben, OT. Optional fee-based test prep materials, not affiliated with the US Postal Service. 1-866-920-8421. Southeast Georgia Regional Development Center is accepting applications for a program specialist in the workforce development division. Job is temporary, but may become permanent. Duties include data entry; Implementing youth work experience program, invoice review, writing reports, and other administrative duties. Must possess a high school diploma or GED and two years work experience or two years of post high school education. Must be proficient in Microsoft

Brunswick, Georgia 912-267-0835


• Lawn Maintenance • Landscape Design • Pressure Washing • Auto/Boat/RV Detailing Michael Saxon
2006 Nissan Frontier XE King Cab. Below Book Value, Loaded $ 11,900

Brunswick, Georgia 912-267-0835


Need help with your mobility? We are Medical Mobility Solutions. An authorized Medicare, Medicaid, VA and insurance provider of medical equipment. We offer free consultation, will tell you up front about any co-pay requirements, and will file all necessary paperwork on your behalf. Call us in Waycross at 912-2858595 and let us help. FOR SALE: Baby items: Fisher Price rain forest jumparoo, $20; (2) Pack--plays, $20 each; Johnny Jump-up, $10. Call 778-4408. "Karen's Creations jewelry now available on eBay! In addition to seven local shops (Moncrief Gifts on St. Simons Island now carries my jewelry line). I have opened a store on eBay. The name of my store is Karen's Jewelry Creations. I currently have handcrafted necklaces, bracelets, and earrings listed as Buy It Now auctions. Please contact me at or call me at 462-8483 to give me your feedback. ATTENTION MEDICARE RECIPIENT: Plan "F", age 65, female non-smoker, $98.04 monthly. Our Prescription Drug Plan has no deductible to meet and low co-payments. Call Lewis Insurance at 912-283-0300. AUCTION: Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. Antiques, collectables, misc. Our new backwoods kicthen is open. Great food, come hungry, have fun. Buyers premium applies. Brunswick Estate & Auction Services, 749 Auction Road, Waynesville. 912-282-6468. Rad Fox, AU3540. FOR SALE: TV antenna with rotary $50.00. Big Sattelite Dish $75. Call 912462-6427. Experienced Barber available at Rowell's Hair Care off Trudie Road. Call 912-4626303 for appointments. ALSO: Cypress Furniture available. FOR SALE: Entertainment stand, 5 ft. tall, holds 34" tv, has 2 doors, a drawer

Family Barber Shop


2007 Ford E250 Cargo Van Below Book Value, Already equipped $ with Racks and Bins 13,900

word, Excel and have good composition and editing skills. Work ready certification preferred. Valid driver’s license moor vehicle report, criminal background check, and pre employment drug ,test required. Job is located in Waycross. Beginning salary range $19,750 to $21,269 DOE. Excellent benefits. Send resume to Personnel Officer, Southeast GA RDC. 1725 South Georgia Parkway, West. Waycross, Ga 31503 or email jlbennet@ Deadline for applications I 2/27/09. EOE 60+ ATTENTION: Your Work From Home Team. Tired of Your Daily Commute? Work From The Comfort Of Your Own Home! *Financial Peace of Mind* Meaningful, Flexible Work. *NO Sales or Inventory. Lifetime Residual Income. *Free Training* Personalized Websites. 912-473-2139. vickied.fourpointmoms. com

Tue. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Haircuts - $10 Seniors - $8


6 Baker Creek
MEDICARE RECIPIENT Yes, we have the Medicare Supplement, but we also have Medicare Part-D Drug Prescription Plan
Available on Nov. 15, 2005.

FOR SALE: 1993 Ford Mustang convertible. Fire engine red with black top. Perfect for beach: $3,000. Call 912-449-1148.

Lewis Ins. Agency
1-800-794-0301 Serving SE Ga. Since 1989

Brunswick, Georgia 912-267-0835


FOR SALE: 10 rolls of hay with winter weeds, $10 each. Call 912-281-1593. FOR SALE: 70 rolls of hay. Call 912458-2526.

YOUR AD COULD BE HERE! Call 462-6776 today to find out how!

2004 Land Rover Discovery Dual Sunroof, A/T, Extra Nice $ 10,700

FOR SALE: Bermuda and Bahia Hay. Round, $45 and square bales, $4.50.





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 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 biggest and more controllable factors affecting pet relinquishment is a lack of knowledge on the owner’s part. The good news is pet relinquishment is often preventable through education. Potential pet adopters who truly evaluate their situations and get answers to important questions before bringing pets into their homes can increase their chances of a permanent pet adoption. is North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption Web site, with more than 5,766 public and private animal welfare organizations posting information on adoptable pets. Their vast resource of shelter and rescue organizations provides thousands of pets with loving homes each year. These organizations serve as local experts to anyone in search of the perfect furry friend. recently, Purina Pets for Pet People surveyed more than 180 Adopt-A-Pet animal welfare organizations nationwide to develop a “Permanent Pet Adoption” checklist of the Top 10 most important things pet adopters should consider to ensure they have a successful adoption experience.

Permanent Pet Adoption Checklist
A Purina Pets for People survey of the Adopt-APet network of pet-shelter employees and rescue workers revealed the Top 10 most important things pet adopters should consider prior to adoption to ensure a permanent match. Before you adopt — give this list some thought: 1. When you adopt, you need to make a real commitment to care for your pet for its entire life, just as you would with a child. 2. Be prepared for a pet to affect other parts of your life for as long as you have the pet, which can be up to 15 years for a dog and 20 years for cat. Your pet’s well-being will have to be considered in all decisions, including travel, social life, relocation, adopting other pets, having children, etc. 3. Verify in advance you’re allowed to keep a pet where you live, especially if you rent or belong to a homeowners’ association. 4. ake necessary modifications to your yard and M fence, if you have one, to provide for your pet’s safety and to prevent your pet from escaping. 5. Never give a pet as a gift. 6. Choose a pet appropriate to your living situation and lifestyle. Figure out what size, age and energy-level pet is most appropriate. 7. Never adopt a pet on a whim or because it’s love-at-first-sight. Do research and carefully consider every aspect and implication of adopting before you make a decision. 8. If you’re adopting a pet for your kids, understand the responsibility is yours. Kids often tire of things that were once new and exciting, and this includes their pets. You will most likely end up being the one who provides most of the pet’s care. 9. Plan for a several-week adjustment period during which there will be challenges. 0. rovide sufficient exercise and stimulation. For 1 P example, walk dogs according to individual need, provide playtime and appropriate toys, spend time just petting and talking to your pet, and include your pet in family activities. To download this Top 10 checklist, visit

Making a lifetime commitment is key
According to the survey, the number one thing a prospective pet owner should consider to ensure a permanent adoption is whether they’re ready to make a real commitment to care for the new pet for its entire life, just as they would with a child. Another important factor to consider is that a pet affects other parts of their lives, such as housing and travel, for as long as 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. com. Victoria stilwell, a respected dog trainer, author and host of the television program “It’s Me or the Dog,” believes that potential pet owners need to ask the right questions prior to adopting, so they are prepared for the rewards and challenges that come with pet ownership. “education prior to adoption is one of the best ways to reduce the number of pets surrendered by their owners,” says stilwell. “Prospective pet owners need to clearly understand how a pet will fit into their lives for the long term, and whether or not it’s a good fit before they adopt. It’s my goal to keep as many deserving dogs and cats in forever homes as possible, and it starts with proper education.”

Deserving of a permanent home
The American society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (AsPCA) estimates that 5 to 7 million pets enter shelters every year. They are not typically bad pets, but often victims of unfortunate circumstances or a lack of education on the part of their former owners. The solution for keeping pets in forever homes lies in education, and the “Permanent Pet Adoption” checklist can be a valuable resource for potential pet adopters. The National Council on Pet Population study and Policy cites proactive educational efforts as essential to reducing the number of pets that are relinquished to shelters and rescue organizations.

“Selfless animal welfare organization workers are extremely knowledgeable on the pets in their care,” says Brenda Bax of Purina Pets for People. “Whether they’re mixed or breed-specific organizations, they can offer advice, resources and valuable information to anyone interested in adopting a dog or cat. The better educated prospective adopters are about the pet they are bringing into their lives, the greater the chances that the pet will have a loving permanent home.” Current and prospective owners can visit to search for adoptable animals in shelters and rescue organizations in their area. While visiting the Web site, potential pet owners can download the “Permanent Pet Adoption” checklist and watch a video featuring stilwell offering pet adoption tips. Current pet owners, who have made the commitment to have permanent pets in their homes, can keep an eye out in their local papers for Purina Pet lover savings coupons on pet food and treats.

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