Spring 2010

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DEE ANN TURNER, Chairman Vice President of Human Resources, Chick-fil-A ERIC ANDERSON Consultant, Egon Zehnder International TIM AYRES Partner, Moore, Colson & Co. BETH BRAGG Vice President, The DeMoss Group MIKE CALLAHAN Executive Vice President and CFO, Gypsum Management & Supply DAVID FARMER Senior Director, Quality and Customer Experience, Chick-fil-A TOM FULLER Chief Financial Officer, 22squared, Inc. ROY JONES Managing Director, Walton Opportunity Fund ROB KETTERER President, Visionworks Consulting MICHAEL MOHR Managing Director, Wilmington Trust KIRBY THOMPSON Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, SunTrust Bank TRACY VARDEMAN Vice President of Strategic Planning and Marketing, Northeast Georgia Health System JIM WEBB Chairman of the Board, Triaxia Partners

The theme for our 25th anniversary year is “home to new beginnings.” The season of spring provides a vivid image for change, as what was once dormant and in hibernation sprouts new life. And this new life, although vulnerable in its early stages, will soon reach its potential with proper care. There are many ways these new beginnings can be defined for any of us—letting go of old behaviors, exhibiting a willingness to trust others, and believing that God has a good plan for our lives. The risk of making a new beginning is worth the end result if we have the courage to take the first step. For our children, a new beginning holds promise and hope in the midst of very difficult circumstances. We believe that Eagle Ranch can serve not only as their home for a fresh start, but also as a place to heal and prepare for the journey back to their families. Thank you for your support of our children and mission—it’s truly making a difference. God’s blessings to you and your family. Sincerely,

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BOARD OF ADVISORS
VINCE DOOLEY, Emeritus LOYD STRICKLAND, Emeritus COURTNEY AMOS DAN CATHY NICK CHILIVIS ELIZABETH HARRIS EARL LEONARD DAVID RATCLIFFE DAN REEVES KATHARYN AND MARK RICHT MIKE SMITH JOHN WIELAND PHILIP WILHEIT

EAGLE RANCH FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES
DAVE POLSTRA, Chairman TIM AYRES JOE HAMILTON DEE ANN TURNER ROBERT WYNNE

Edwin J. Staub Executive Director

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
EDWIN J. STAUB

EAGLE RANCH, INC. Post Office Box 7200 Chestnut Mountain Georgia 30502 t: 770-967-8500 f: 770-967-3757 EagleRanch.org

Our Mission
Eagle Ranch provides a Christ-centered home for boys and girls in crisis and in need of hope and healing. Partnering with their families, we pursue restoration and reunification. We seek to influence and equip others who share a similar calling to impact children, families, and future generations.

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Read about a young man’s successful journey to overcome a challenging homelife and medical condition to find his voice through music. – Page 6

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MeMorial Gifts
Contributions to the Eagle Ranch Memorial Program are listed in alphabetical order by the name of the deceased. Donors are listed after the name of the person in whose memory they contributed (donations January 1 – February 18, 2010). JUNE ALLISON Juanita Baker SHANNON AMOS Elizabeth & Joe Frank Harris JOYCE WHEELER ANGLIN Mary M. Sewell & Family MR. JERRY ANTALIK Mr. Thomas P. Wendle MILLIE BAILEY Josephine H. Pittman MARY FRAN BAKER Stefanie Long Tim & Beth Wilson Dr. & Mrs. Matthew McGowan Heritage Academy, Inc. David Porter Mr. & Mrs. H.D. Hull MARY E. BARNES Mr. & Mrs. Forrest Kennedy, Jr. WILLIAM EARL BARNES Paul & Ann Marie Barnes MRS. FRANCES BARTON Tom & Dianne Sherrill LUCILLE BEGGS Mary Gayle Wheeler SANDRA GAIL BELL Carolee & Gerald Gailey MRS. LORENE F. BENFIEL Charlie C. Farr RICK BLACK, JR. Doug & Diane Magnus PHILIP BOYER Tom Wendle MR. JAMES BRADDY Helen O. Ramsey ROBERT BRANTLEY Mary Owens MRS. SUE BRANTLEY Doris, Ernest & Lee Smith HENRY EDWARD BRASELTON Charles H. Johnson Jo Ann R. Cooper Dr. & Mrs. W.T. Langston

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The Eagle Ranch Memorial and Honor Gift Program
provides a way to recognize special loved ones. These gifts bless the honoree and invest in the children and mission of Eagle Ranch. To make a memorial or honor gift, you can: mail a check to the Ranch with the form on the back of this newsletter; call the Ranch; or go online to EagleRanch.org

Dr. & Mrs. Charles K. Bradley Joe & Betty White Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Adams Bobby & Laura (Vaughan) Staub Ronnie & Elaine Waller Dr. & Mrs. Ken Dixon The Richwine Family Pat & Jack Prince Mr. & Mrs. Harold V. Law Mr. & Mrs. Richard M. Harris Jane & Kendall Medlin Wiley & Judy Black Margie J. Deer Mr. & Mrs. J.B. McKibbon, Jr. Mary C. Couch Dr. & Mrs. Sam Rauch, Jr. Sara Verner Sue & Lew Holliman Mr. & Mrs. Charles Marsh Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Waller, Jr. Nell (Mrs. Frank) Wiegand John & Jane Hemmer Mr. & Mrs. Jerry D. Jackson Johnny & Margie Smith Mr. & Mrs. Edmund A. Waller, Sr. MAY BRIGNAC Ken & Gilda Seebeck ZONDRA GRANT BROWN Mr. & Mrs. George B. Pennington MR. IRIS BURCH Charlie C. Farr BOB BURGESS Mr. & Mrs. Charles Parks Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Southers ANN E. CALDWELL Mr. Curtis Caldwell MRS. OZELLE CARDER Becky & Clark Franks Dola W. Seay ALICE BULLARD CARTER Wiley & Judy Black Stan & Susie Appleton SUE WALL CARY Aileen, Frances, Mary & Doug Brandes MRS. PEGGY S. CATHEY Mr. & Mrs. Edmund A. Waller CHRIS CHILDERS J. C. & Carolyn Childers BEVERLY CLARK Jefferson Motor Co., Inc. Stan Evans & Family WILLIAM DUFFIE CLARK Paul & Ann Marie Barnes

MIKE CLEGHORN David & Sandra Dorsey EMORY LEROY COKER, SR. Lloyd & Florence Smee & Family GUS L. CONNELLY Mary Helen Connelly Helen & Dennis Calhoun MARTHA COOPER Lisa & Mark Waldron MRS. SASSY CRAVEY Becky & Mike Cavan CECIL CROW Paul & Ann Marie Barnes LAURI CROWE Wallace H. Haywood TURNER & DAISY DEATON Irene Reed FRITZ DIETLEIN Bob & Lynn Moore ELAINE TAYLOR DOWIS Billie Bob Hoskyn MR. STEPHEN DRAPER Carolee & Gerald Gailey MICHAEL DUVALL Mr. & Mrs. Milton L. Walker PAUL EBBS Mr. & Mrs. A. W. Odum, Jr. Mary & Caleb Clarke Steve & Ann Walker Jeanne R. Marshall Scott & Elizabeth Butler Staff of Committee on Armed Services, U.S. House of Representatives Mr. & Mrs. John R. Coffey Richard & Tonya Mason LARRY ELLIOTT Mr. & Mrs. C. M. Gillam DR. EDWARD EVERETTE ESTES Dr. & Mrs. Ken Dixon Nell (Mrs. Frank) Wiegand Jeffrey McIntire & Family Dr. & Mrs. William White Dr. & Mrs. John C. Sundstrom C. CREIGHTON EVANS, JR. Blitch Ann Bird MRS. JANE GRANT EVANS Jeanette & Jim Marley B.H. FARMER Gene & Sue Martin Marcia Hammock Harold & Nancy Nichols Larry & Teresa Parker Mr. & Mrs. Jerry D. Jackson MITCH FARMER Gene & Sue Martin

Nelson & Elaine Elrod Austin & Regina Edmondson Doug & Diane Magnus Harold & Nancy Nichols Larry & Teresa Parker Mr. & Mrs. Jerry D. Jackson MRS. MILDRED WILLIAMS FLEMISTER Mr. & Mrs. Edmund A. Waller, Sr. MR. JACK FLOYD Mr. & Mrs. Billy J. Cook MRS. MYRTICE FOSTER Barry & Sandra Ladd Barbara Satterfield Patsy & Jimmy Lee MARCIA FOX Tim & Beth Wilson Stefanie Long HUGH FREDERICK Azilee Frederick JERRY C. GANDY T.W. & Evie Jones BETTY HYDEN GARNER John & Tracy Vardeman GLENN GIBSON Bill Hardy Sue & Lyle Diamond BONNIE GIDDENS Eleanor Giddens Wiley & Doran Stanford Virginia & John Hicks BETTY JO GOOCH Barbara Satterfield Patsy & Jimmy Lee PAUL & MARY GRANDSTAFF Dan & Barbara Speicher BOBBY GLENN GREEN Mr. & Mrs. Charles Parks Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Southers PAULINE GRIFFIN Mr. Thomas P. Wendle JEREMY HAIST Drs. McIntire & Erwin MS. MAXINE HALL Barry Stover / Nationwide OPAL REECE THOMPSON HARPER Sylvia Lester JACK HARRELL Stu Virgin KATHRYN A. HARRIS Marjorie & Joe Tulkoff MAX HARRIS Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Ivie Marjorie & Joe Tulkoff Mr. & Mrs. Gary Schroeder

MAX & KATHRYN HARRIS Fred & Betty Adams Graves Melodee Adams Stewart Greg Adams Coker James & Company, P.C. MARION SKINNER “PEGGY” HAYES Wesley & Melissa Lawrence Stan & Susie Appleton Mr. & Mrs. Cecil A. Blackstock MR. ANTHONY HAYWOOD Dr. & Mrs. William White STEVE HEADRICK Lisa Lance ROBERT W. HERMAN Gary & Becky Locke HAROLD T. HINESLEY Richard & Pat Russell WILLIAM (BILL) LEIGH HIX Rick Garrett JACK HOLCOMB Vivian V. Smith Rebecca Burch JIM HUDSON Mr. & Mrs. Mark Waldron & Family LELLA MAE HULSEY Mr. & Mrs. Jerry D. Jackson FRANCIS HALL, GLENNA HALL, & CHAD HURLBERT Cynthia Hurlbert MARTHA HUTCHINSON Pat & Richard Russell Mr. & Mrs. Al J. Wimpy Dorothy & Larry Jones LEROY JONES Anne D. Jones MR. TEX JONES Charlie C. Farr BARBARA & STEVE JORDAN Mr. & Mrs. Matt L. Bauerkemper BILL KIRWAN Robert Beaullieu HUGH DORSEY LEE Becky & Clark Franks DR. ALVA HAMBLIN LETTON Bill Hardy Eleanor Giddens Steve & Ann Walker Claude V. & Diana Brehm Williams Mr. & Mrs. James V. Hale Jeff & Dottie Weekley Jere & Joann Rivers Lyle & Sue Diamond Claire Davis Smith JERRY LEWALLEN Jimmy & Dianne Hollifield MR. JAMES LING Dr. & Mrs. Charles Teal ROGER LOVE Kenneth & Sue Moore GEORGE E. LYKINS Austin & Regina Edmondson KYLE MacCALLUM Rob Ketterer BILLY C. MAHAFFEY Fred & Suzanne Ingle ALBERT M. MARAZITI, II Dorothy M. Maraziti CHARLES E. “GENE” MARTIN Sylvia Cooper

Johnny & Glenda Meeks Jim & Sandra MacDonald Brenda E. Little & Family Linda Turk Joan Turk Mildred Strickland Murphy Marcia Hammock Edward & Carleen Ritter Rickey & Florence Tumlin Mrs. Lucille Turk Mr. & Mrs. Jerry D. Jackson JAMES MATHIS Edgar B. Dunlap BRIAN McGUIGAN Charles H. Johnson BETTY JEAN PUCKETT McNEAL Mary W. Turk & Family MRS. EDITH MERRITT Diane S. Reese DOROTHY ROOKS MILLER Fran & Benny Fields Bobby & Shirley Rooks Betty Rooks Parr Larry Rooks Loy & Sarah Rooks FRANK MILLER, M.D. Amy & Todd Davis PAUL MILLER Mary Ann & Bill Setzer Spares & Pairs Sunday School Class Ernest Graham RAY MORLOCK Dave & Tammy Brannon Mr. & Mrs. Jerry D. Jackson JOE MORRISON Mr. & Mrs. Sam Weir DAVID MORROW Stan O’Dell NANCY MUNDY Barry & Sandra Ladd MR. THOMAS WOODROW MURPHY Charlie C. Farr MR. PHIL MYERS, JR. Jean & Jere Randall HENRY NEAL Mr. & Mrs. Nickolas P. Chilivis MILTON E. NIX Mr. & Mrs. George W. Evans ROGERS ODELL MD Solutions, Inc. Virginia Cornelison The Joe Wilson Family Hansel & Mary Williams Faye Cotton & Family Elaine & Charlie Odell Mrs. Betty Hanes Mr. & Mrs. Jack P. Lester Frank & Betty Watson Mrs. Tobbie Boyd Mr. & Mrs. Garnett Llewallyn Ernest & Becky Dadisman Mr. & Mrs. Cecil A. Blackstock MS. GAIL ANN ORSO Billie Bob Hoskyn PEARL OTWELL Bob & Betty Waldrop STEVE OWENS Marge & George Pennington Margaret M. Mitchell

LOUISE PARKER David & Deborah Clark ANNA B. PEPPER Carolee & Gerald Gailey Lloyd & Florence Smee & Family MRS. SUE PIERCE Charlie C. Farr LUCILLE THOMASON PORTER Joseph Tims GERRY POTTS Kathi Boyce Tropical Roofing Products John R. Wagner GLENN POWELL Stan O’Dell CALVIN RAMSEY Helen Ramsey DIXIE CHESTER RAMSEY Stan & Susie Appleton LINDA REED Irene Reed ROSETTA REED The Peck Family, Barbara, Joyce, Charles & Terri HOMER REEVES Paul & Ann Marie Barnes JANE REYNOLDS Dr. & Mrs. Richard M. Smith JULIE REYNOLDS Dr. & Mrs. Richard M. Smith FRANK ROBERTSON Shirley Tankersley Bobbie G. Bryan GLORIA ROWLAND Barry Stover BUDDY RUTLEDGE Phyllis Chastain & Rick Brantley Jimmy & Dianne Trotman MRS. HELLEN RYLEE Charlie C. Farr EUGENE THOMAS SAILERS McDonald Hardware MR. & MRS. EDSEL SCARBOROUGH Lucy Gill DR. MARTIN SMITH Mr. & Mrs. J.B. McKibbon, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Edmund A. Waller, Sr. CALEB SOROHAN John & Betty Lane Yates MR. JAMES SQUIRES Nell (Mrs. Frank) Wiegand BRENDA FAYE STEPHENS Harris & Ann Wilbanks TRENTON ADAM STEWART Conrad Bishop MARY STROHLEIN Dorothy M. Maraziti MRS. SHIRLEY G. STRONG Mr. & Mrs. Edmund A. Waller ROBERT G. SWEET Diane S. Reese Loyd & Pam Strickland CLAUDE TATUM Rebecca Burch JAMES TELFORD Dr. & Mrs. Charles Teal DON THORNTON Amy & Afton Davis

Congratulations to Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Brian Finneran for being nominated by his team for the 2009 Walter Payton Man of the Year award. The award, given annually by the National Football League, honors a player’s volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field. As a finalist, Finneran was awarded $1,000 for the charity of his choice, Eagle Ranch.

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When Kevin arrived at Eagle Ranch in January 2008, he didn’t have much to say. “He was totally shut down,” recalls his housemom, Julie.
Being raised by a single mother with his two sisters presented a number of challenges for the teen. School was difficult, too, as Kevin struggled with Tourette syndrome and was often misunderstood by his peers. The result of these difficulties was an anger that he expressed through destructive behavior. Kevin’s family turned to Eagle Ranch. When he arrived, he brought with him one item that was a steady source of comfort: his guitar. Strumming his guitar helps Kevin concentrate and minimizes many of the effects of Tourette’s. The guitar has proven to be an ideal tool for him to express himself. As a self-taught musician, Kevin patiently listens to chords, tries various combinations and creates songs by piecing together what he likes. His skills have grown to a level where Kevin has led exploratory guitar classes for his fellow students at the Eagle Ranch School. He also won the top prize at a recent Ranch talent show. “The Ranch is great about recognizing what you’re good at and giving you a place to share it,” Kevin said. In addition to gaining confidence through his musical talent, the 16-year-old has learned important lessons in his time at the Ranch. “I’ve learned how to stay true to myself and not feel like I have to join in with a group if I don’t agree with their direction – that’s something I wouldn’t have done before,” he said. “Ownership is something we talk about a lot. I’m responsible for my choices.” “He’s come so far and is very upfront and open about himself,” his housemom said. “We’re really proud of the young man he’s become.”

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MS. LILLIAN TRUELOVE Sylvia Cooper CLYDE TURK Sylvia Cooper Mr. & Mrs. Jerry D. Jackson KENNETH TURK Mary W. Turk ROY H. TURNER, SR. Joe & Betty White Dr. C. J. Walker Mrs. B. L. Hawkins, Sr. Henry & Company, LLP Dr. & Mrs. William Clark Ferrell Loyd & Pam Strickland Austin & Regina Edmondson Doug & Diane Magnus Stan & Susie Appleton LORING REYNOLDS WADLEY, JR. Blitch Ann Bird EVAN WAGGONER Jackie Frankum Mr. & Mrs. Lemuel Hayes PAULINE PECK WALKER Carolee & Gerald Gailey MADELINE WALLACE Susan & Peter Hodgson ROBERT WATSON Fair Street IB World School Sarah Bell GARRISON WHALEY Mr. & Mrs. John C. Whaley SEAN WHITCOMB Ruth Whitney, Ph.D. JOHN HOWARD WHITLEY Richard & Pat Russell MILDRED WHYTE Mr. & Mrs. Donald Hardman EARL BROOKS WILEY Mrs. Brooks Wiley WILLIAM WARNER & EDNA BROOKS WILEY Mrs. Brooks Wiley DARREL L. WORKER Ron & Wanda Grice DR. A. D. WRIGHT Dr. & Mrs. William Clark Ferrell Joe & Betty White Austin & Regina Edmondson WINK WYNNE Charlotte & Tony Hall LAWSON YOW Anne Groves Morris

HoNor Gifts
Contributions to the Eagle Ranch Honor Program are listed in alphabetical order by the name of the honoree. Donors are listed after the name of the person in whose honor they contributed (donations received January 1 – February 18, 2010). CHRIS AGRISANI Signal Point Systems GREG ANDERSON Signal Point Systems

HAROLD E. BAILEY Mrs. Virginia B. Parham CATHY & JEFF BAILLIS Dan & Kristin Szumlas GWEN BARAZZONE Mrs. Paul Ebbs JOHN BARNETT Signal Point Systems JIM BAXTER Signal Point Systems SAVANNAH A. BILLMAN Tom & Mary Billman JIM BLAKE Signal Point Systems F. E. “GENE” BOBO Claude Bagwell MONROE BONDS Signal Point Systems BETH BRAGG Sue & Ken Bragg AMY & WOODY BROOKS Mary Brown GARY BROWN Signal Point Systems DOROTHY BRUCE Joanne Weaver Ann, Blakeley, Julian & Mary RON BRUST Signal Point Systems FRANK CAIRON Signal Point Systems MR. & MRS. GENE CALDERWOOD Daisy G. Carter GAIL & JACK CAPPS The Golden Girls LYNN CARLSON Signal Point Systems ED CARUSO Signal Point Systems DAN CATHY UNC Kenan-Flagler Business Breakfast Series MIMI CHRISTIAN Susan Mull DICK CLARK Signal Point Systems BETSY RICHWINE COOKE Sam & Julie Richwine STEWART COOKE Sam & Julie Richwine BOB CORLEY Signal Point Systems CHUCK COX Signal Point Systems RON DELSAVIO Signal Point Systems TERRY DISON Signal Point Systems PAUL DOIZE Signal Point Systems TIM & LORI DURDEN Beth Bragg ROGER FINLEY Signal Point Systems KEN FLOWERS Signal Point Systems JEROME FOREST Signal Point Systems TOM FULLER Joe Caponigro & Linda Keats

RICHARD GARRETT Signal Point Systems BRAD GENTLE Signal Point Systems JAMIE GOLDBERG Signal Point Systems SARA GOOD Signal Point Systems JIM GRANDJEAN Signal Point Systems DAVE GREEN Signal Point Systems MAGGIE HARTLEY J.W. Hartley DOUG HUMPHREY Signal Point Systems JACK HYNDMAN Signal Point Systems DAN & JOANNA ISRAEL Beth Bragg MICHAEL JENKINS Signal Point Systems TONY JOHNSON Signal Point Systems TOM & LEANNE JOHNSTON & FAMILY Dave & Tammy Brannon DEAN JONES Signal Point Systems ROY & CARTER JONES Joel & Beth Bickerstaff MR. SIDNEY MALLOY JONES Howard & Carol Cooper RYAN T. JUDD Eleanor & Tommy Tucker JANE KUHN Larry & Teresa Parker FANNIE LEE Azilee Frederick RICHARD LETSON Signal Point Systems JANET McNEAL Larry & Teresa Parker MATTHEW E. MELITO Signal Point Systems SERGI MISLEVY Signal Point Systems KEITH E. MITCHELL W. E. & Ellen Mitchell JOAN MORRIS Mr. & Mrs. Charles N. Maynard JOHN MOSS Signal Point Systems DR. & MRS. BILL NABORS Mr. & Mrs. Steve Shore HAL NAVAR Signal Point Systems CLINTON L. PAGANO Signal Point Systems DENNIS PARKS Glenn & Kitty Bosio MR. WADE PEARCE Mr. & Mrs. J. Wray Pearce MRS. ANN PLATZ Beth Bragg JEFF PLOWMAN Signal Point Systems LARRY POE Signal Point Systems WANDA & CHARLIE PRIEM Jean Tolosky

MIKE PRINCE Signal Point Systems DAMIAN QUATTLEBAUM Signal Point Systems KAREN REDDIG Signal Point Systems JEFF REEDY Tony & Cathy Herdener PERRIN REYNOLDS Dr. & Mrs. Richard M. Smith LYNLEIGH RICHWINE Sam & Julie Richwine WINTERS RICHWINE Sam & Julie Richwine MARK RILEY Signal Point Systems GREG ROBERTS Signal Point Systems DENNIS ROBERTSON Signal Point Systems DUANE ROTT Signal Point Systems CHARLES SCOTT Signal Point Systems SCOTTY SCOTT Signal Point Systems RICHARD & LYNNE SMITH Elizabeth B. Williams EDDIE STAUB Ashley & Dee Ann Turner GREG STOVER Signal Point Systems STEWART TERRY Signal Point Systems PAUL & ANSLEY THRELKELD Beth Bragg JAN TORLEY Signal Point Systems ROBERT & SUE TROUT John Trout KEN UNGER Signal Point Systems TRACY VARDEMAN Tony & Cathy Herdener BETTY WHITTEN Signal Point Systems PHILIP WILHEIT Tony & Cathy Herdener LORI & WES WINKLER Becky Webb HEATHER WRIGHT Signal Point Systems BO & VICKIE WROTEN Beth Bragg

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