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Stewart/Hunter Lifestyle
February 8, 2007 1B

Stewart supports scholarship fund


Pat Young Club Stewart, and a top-notch silent and to the event. Hardy praised the contributions of the
Frontline Staff live auction. Spence and his late-brother, Charlie had Soldiers who helped put it together and
The atmosphere was punctuated by the an art gallery off-post, where Spence had a volunteered as facilitators and dealers.
Everyone walked away a winner from sounds of music provided by Johnny Cline collection of pictures, paintings and other Although the OSC has a general fund
Wild West Night held at Club Stewart Feb. of J and M Productions. works. Spence donated several pieces of that goes to help Soldiers and their family
3, which featured western style card “For the winners of the tournaments we art to the event to help raise money for the members, the primary focus of the
games, music, dancing and much more. have two $200 gift cards from AAFES, and OSC scholarship. evening, echoed by many of the OSC mem-
The event, sponsored by Officers for second prize we have $50 gift cards “These are good people who do more bers, was to raise funds to go into the
Spouses Club was held to help raise money donated by Wal-Mart,” said D’Lyn Hardy, than try to raise funds for family members scholarship fund.
for the OSC scholarship fund. A program co-chairperson for the OSC event with to go to college. They, like the Vietnam “You have to be a dependent of a mili-
used to help provide financial assistance to Paula Payne. “A lot of other local business- Veterans of America, try to help the com- tary person on active duty or the National
family members of Soldiers to defray the es donated prizes and items to help raise munity. Every year they provide baskets Guard and attending an institution of
cost of education. money and differ the cost of the buffet. for Soldiers at the Veterans Hospital in higher learning,” said Gabrielle Winton,
As cowboys, cowgirls, apparent outlaws, And of course all the funds go toward the Dublin, Georgia. They’re good people.” OSC scholarship coordinator. “The good
lawmen, and other community members OSC scholarship fund. It’s all about help- Spence said he wanted to help and thing about our scholarship program is
looking for fun arrived; they were greeted ing our Soldiers.” added his carpentry skills to the list of that its available to both first time college
by images from the old west that included All the people who showed up to enjoy resources available to the OSC event. He students out of high school and spouses,
high stepping can-can girls, the Diamond the festivities contributed to its success; so created the saloon doors to add a since or not only who are attending undergradu-
Dog Coral and Jail, gallows, cashier cages, put hands on to helping out. realism to the Western setting. ates but also for their graduate degree. We
and rooms of adventure that featured Paul Spence, a long time community “We’ve had a lot of great people to help have four different categories. The dead-
western card games like Texas Hold-em, member, retiree from the Directorate of make this event happen,” Hardy said. line to apply is March 14.”
Blackjack, and Left, Right, Center. Logistics and member of the local chapter “People like Denise Lutsky, Jennifer “For more information about the schol-
Other attractions included an old-west for the Vietnam Veterans of America Vasquez, Therese Nelson, Melanie arship, call 370-2880,” Winton said. “Or
photo area operated by Classic Photo of showed up in blue jeans and a gray cowboy Dealman, Amy Martin, Jennifer Stewart, you can download an application by visit-
Hinesville, a first class buffet provided by hat to play some cards and help contribute Gabriel as well as the Soldier volunteers.” ing http://thesteelmagnolia.org.”

Celebrate 274th Georgia Day Monday


Special to The Frontline in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 2 Georgia at the age of 31, a post he
West Bay Street. held until 1988. He served as
The Georgia Historical Society Since 1965, the Georgia Day Director of Athletics from 1979 to
invites the community to help Luncheon has been the signature 2004.
commemorate the founding of event of the Georgia Days festivi- Dooley is the most successful
the Colony of Georgia on Feb. 12. ties and a highlight of Savannah’s coach in UGA history, becoming
The Georgia Historical Society winter season. only the ninth coach in NCAA
will present a day of activities in Each year at the founding hun- Division I history to win more
honor of this significant moment dreds of Georgia’s leading citi- than 200 games, including one
in Georgia history. zens gather at noon to celebrate national championship and six
Georgia Day 2007 begins with Georgia’s history, to enjoy a net- SEC championships.
an invitation-only event for dig- working lunch, and to hear a Dooley's community service
nitaries, sponsors, and special keynote address. and charity work are extensive,
guests that features greetings, The keynote speaker for the and he has been a standard-bear-
introductions of historical char- 2007 Georgia Days Luncheon is er for academic excellence. He
acters, and recognition of those former University of Georgia has received numerous awards
who have helped to preserve head football coach Vince and honors, including a 1994
Georgia’s history by creating Dooley. Reservations for the lun- induction into the National
named endowment funds at the cheon are $35 per person, or $375 College Football Hall of Fame.
Georgia Historical Society. for a reserved table of ten. Dooley travels widely in pur-
At 10:30 a.m. an estimated Vince Dooley has been a dis- suit of his twin passions, horti-
5,000 elementary school students tinguished and successful leader culture and history. He is a mem-
will join dignitaries, costumed in Georgia for well over 40 years, ber of the Georgia Historical
characters, and local citizens in a and there is perhaps no one who Society and has conducted
colorful parade through the is more identified with the research in Savannah’s Hodgson
squares of Bull St. University of Georgia. Hall — the GHS headquarters on
The parade begins at Forsyth Dooley holds a Bachelors the corner of Gaston and
Park and continues north on Bull degree in Business Management Whitaker Streets.
St., ending at City Hall where the and a Masters degree in History, For more information on any
Georgia Day Ceremony takes both from Auburn University. of these events, or to make reser-
place at the intersection of Bay After serving in the Marines and vations for the Georgia Days
and Bull Streets. as an assistant coach at Auburn, Luncheon, please call (912) 651-
The Georgia Day Luncheon he was named head football 2125 or email ghs@georgiahisto-
follows the parade at 12:00 noon coach at the University of ry.com.
2B The Frontline
February 8, 2007

Pets of the Week MWR Briefs


Learn Ju-Jitsu first Saturday of every month, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Learn a Japanese combat art used by police and The class is required to use the matting and frame
military forces, each Tuesday and Thursday, 6–7:30 shop at the Leisure Activities Center. Call 767-8609 to
p.m., at Caro Physical Fitness Center. The fee is $45 a register.
month. For more information, call 767-7090. Shop hours are Tuesday to Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 6
p.m.
Feel the burn
Basic Endurance Aerobic Training, a new, high- Open recreation at Youth Center
intensity aerobics class based on the Army physical Saturdays are open recreation at the Stewart Youth
fitness program, is being offered 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. week- Center. First through fifth grades: noon to 2 p.m.; sixth
days at Jordan Fitness Center. to 12th grades: 2–8 p.m.
The Child and Youth Services membership fee of
Matting and framing class $15 is required.
A monthly matting and framing class is held the Call 767-4491 for more information.

AAFES PRESENTS
FEB. 8 TO 14
We Are Marshall ond profound friendship with the
Feb. 8 — 7 p.m. most unlikely of creatures — a spi-
(Matthew McConaughey, der named Charlotte — and their
Matthew Fox) bond inspires the animals around
For decades, players, coaches, them to come together as a family.
Butch, a 10-month-old rottweiler, and Angel, a domestic fans and families have come When the word gets out that
short-hair cat, are some of the many homeless pets at the together to cheer on Marshall Wilbur’s days are numbered, it
University’s "Thundering Herd,” seems that only a miracle will save
Fort Stewart animal shelter. The shelter has pets of all For this team and this community, his life.
kinds, sizes, and breeds in its care. If you are interested in Marshall football is more than just G, 96 min.
a sport — it’s a way of life. While
adopting, call the Fort Stewart Veterinary Clinic at 767- traveling after a game in North Night at the Museum
2842. Carolina, 75 members of Feb. 10 — 10:30 p.m.
Marshall’s football team and Feb. 11 — 7 p.m.
(Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino)
coaching staff were killed in a
Good-hearted dreamer Larry
plane crash. As those left behind
Daley, despite being perpetually
struggle to cope with the devastat-
down on his luck, thinks he's des-
ing loss of their loved ones, the
tined for something big. But even
grieving families found hope and
he could never have imagined how
strength in the leadership of Jack
big, when he accepts what appears
Lengyel, a young coach who was
to be a menial job as a graveyard- Films are subject to availability. AAFES
determined to rebuild Marshall’s strives to show films according to the
shift security guard at a museum
football program. published schedule, but reserves the
of natural history. During Larry's
PG (emotional thematic materi- right to reschedule, cancel, or substi-
watch, extraordinary things begin tute showings as needed. For more
al, crash scene, mild language), 127
to occur. information, call 767-3069.
min.
PG (mild action, language and
hit over the head by mysterious
Charlotte’s Web brief rude humor), 109 min.
assailants. When he finds himself
Feb. 9-10 — 6 p.m. entangled in a government con-
(Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts) Code Name: The Cleaner
Feb. 14 — 7 p.m. spiracy, Jake and his pursuers
Fern is one of only two living
(Cedric the Entertainer, become convinced that he is an
beings who sees that Wilbur is a
Elizabeth Hurley) undercover agent.
special animal as she raises him,
Cedric the Entertainer plays PG-13 (sexual content, crude
the runt of the litter, into a terrific
Jake, a seemingly regular guy who humor and some violence). 84
and radiant pig. As Wilbur moves
has no idea who he is after being min.
into a new barn, he begins a sec-
The Frontline 3B
February 8, 2007

H EALTH W•A•C•H Winn Briefs VO L U N T E E R


Black History Month Celebration
Winn Army Community Hospital Tuttle Army Health Clinic
invites you to its annual Black
S P OT L I G H T
Maintaining your children’s dental health History Month celebration pro-
gram scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Feb.
Capt. Joseph S. Seiler, DDS oral health, additional steps can be taken to help pre-
22. Guest speaker will be the K R Y S TA L
Honorable Otis Johnson, Mayor of
DENTAC Preventive Dentistry Officer vent cavities. Be sure to use toothpaste that contains A N D E R S O N
Savannah, Alfred E. Beech High
fluoride.
JROTC Color Guard, Savannah
February is National Children’s Dental Health When your child’s permanent back teeth erupt,
State University Wesleyan Gospel
Month. One of the best ways to educate children you should talk to your child's dentist about applying
Choir, Ms. Sarah Rudolph Pollard
about visits to the dentist and maintaining good oral dental sealants.
and Gamma Chi Chapter of Kappa
hygiene is to familiarize your self with the funda- Sealants are a plastic coating that covers the pits
Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. The pro-
mentals of pediatric dentistry. and fissures of the biting surfaces of teeth. Sealants
gram will conclude with a tradi-
According to the American Academy of Pediatric are easily placed in the dental office — with no anes-
tional "soul food" lunch.
Dentistry, children should visit a pediatric dentist thetic needed.
when their first tooth comes in or no later than their If your child does develop cavities, you should take
Courtesy Cart
first birthday. him/her to the dentist for an evaluation and possible
The Winn Army Community
Oral health care should begin long before your fillings.
Hospital courtesy cart is back in
child’s first tooth erupts. Your baby’s gums should be Do not be under the misconception that children
service and ready to pick you up.
gently swiped daily with a piece of wet gauze or wet do not need to have cavities filled because their baby
The cart operates 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
washcloth. teeth will fall out eventually. The fact is that children
Monday through Friday and will
Once your child’s teeth erupt, usually around 6 keep many of their baby teeth for a long time, and
take you from the hospital parking
months, a small soft tooth brush can be used. cavities can be painful. Also, the baby teeth save
area to the hospital entrances.
Toothpaste is usually not recommended until the age space for adult teeth.
of 2. Nutrition plays an important role in good dental
Winn/Tuttle observe holiday
It is recommended that the parents’ brush and health. Eating nutritional snacks and limiting the
Friday Feb. 16 is a MEDDAC
floss their child’s teeth daily to help establish good amount of sugary drinks will help to prevent plaque
training day and Monday, Feb. 19
oral hygiene at an early age. Your child may need from forming on the teeth.
is President’s Day a Federal holi- rystal Anderson of Camilla, Ga., is
assistance or supervision until around the age of 6 or More information about oral health care can be
7.
While the best protection against cavities is good
found on the American Dental Association’s Web site,
www.ada.org.
day. On Feb. 16 and Feb. 19, ser-
vices at Winn Army Community
Hospital will be limited to inpa-
K a Red Cross volunteer working in
the laboratory at Winn Army
Community Hospital.
tient care and emergencies. Full Anderson volunteers to gain experi-
operations will resume Feb. 20. ence in a clinical laboratory and to offer
All services at Tuttle Army her services wherever they are needed.
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Provided by Winn Army Community Hospital
Health Clinic and the Hawks Troop
Medical Clinic will be closed Feb.
Her interests and hobbies include con-
tinuing education, traveling and spend-
ing time with family and friends.
16 and Feb. 19. Full operations will
If you’d like more information about
Jan. 21 Jan. 25 resume Feb. 20.
becoming an American Red Cross
• Kaleya Love Brown, a girl, 8 pounds, 4 ounces, • Damien Malachi Ferris, a boy, 8 pounds, 3 volunteer at Winn, call Brigitte Roberts at
born to Sgt. Aubrey and Lakeya Brown ounces, born to Spc. Robert and Kimberly Ferris. Let us know how we’re doing 435-6903
We need you, the community, to
Jan. 22 • Avyuana Janicia Russell, a girl, 7 pounds, 3 take our Winn Survey. Please stop
• Keenan Karl Stone, a boy, 9 pounds, 6 ounces, ounces, born to Spc. Theodore and Geneveive Russell. by the Patient Representative's will give you the opportunity to ask
born to Staff Sgt. Christopher and Tina Stone. Office on the first floor of the hospital, questions, take initial lab tests, create
• Carson Bradley Press, a boy, 9 pounds, 2 ounces, suite CH32, to take our 5 minute com- your OB medical records and schedule
Jan. 23 born to 1st Lt. Elliott and Heather Press. puter survey about your visit at Winn your first appointment with your health
• Kamaria Aiyonna Allen, a girl, 6 pounds, 5 that day. care team.
ounces, born to Pfc. Tangi Allen. • Amadika Marie Williams, a girl, 6 pounds, 1 The classes are held at Winn Tuesdays,
ounce, born to Spc. Robert and Shirley Williams. Update DEERS to receive healthcare Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m.
• Benjaman Harison Shirah, a boy, 9 pounds, 8 Beneficiaries must keep their DEERS and 1 p.m.
ounces, born to Spc. Alexander and Lori Shirah. Jan. 26 information up-to-date or they may not At Tuttle, classes are held Tuesdays at
• Abbigail Mae Knapton, a girl, 8 pounds, 13 be able to receive referrals, schedule 8 a.m.
Jan. 24 ounces, born to Pfc. Jennifer Knapton. appointments or access TRICARE For more information or to register,
• Sophie Grace Corey, a girl, 9 pounds, 11 ounces, Online. Winn Army Community call 435-6633 or 1-800-652-9221.
born to Chief Warrant Officer 2 Matthew and • Kaylin Honora Renn, a girl, 7 pounds, 9 ounces, Hospital and Tuttle Army Health Clinics
Jessica Corey. born to Pfc. Richard and Emily Renn. use DEERS information to contact you Health screenings
regarding referrals and appointments. Do you have a family history of high
• Anthony James Marone, a boy, 9 pounds, 3 Jan. 27 DEERS information can be updated by blood pressure, heart disease or dia-
ounces, born to Pfc. David and Stephanie Marone. • Allie Delilah Seals, a girl, 6 pounds, 7 ounces, calling 1-800-538-9552, by visiting the betes? If so, stop in for a health screen-
born to Pfc. Troy and Julie Seals. DEERS Web site at www.tricare.osd. ing.
• Alora Grace Phillips, a girl, 7 pounds, 9 mil/deers/default.cfm or stopping by
The screenings take place every
ounces, born to Staff Sgt. Michael and Shemariah • Abigail Dawn Nelson, a girl, 7 pounds, 9 ounces, Building 253 on Fort Stewart.
Phillips. born to Spc. James and Melissa Nelson. Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3
Obstetrics registration class p.m. in Building 308. The screenings are
• Trista Marie Walker, a girl, 7 pounds, 7 ounces, • Cameron James Schultz, a boy, 8 pounds, 1 If you have had a positive pregnancy held on a walk-in basis.
born to Staff Sgt. Samuel and Christina Walker. ounce, born to Staff Sgt. Jeremy and Angela Schultz. test, the obstetrics registration classes For more information, call 435-5071.
4B The Frontline February 8, 2007

Live the life of assurance, God has your back


Chap. (Maj.) R. Jay Hearn forces that made a drunk driver the victory. David wrote from I am writing this article from the face when I was twenty-eight.
2nd BCT chaplain run out of gas before the car could experience about God’s loving the field as my unit prepares to By the grace of God my life was
reach her and other invisible protection of his life. deploy very soon to Iraq and spared, over time, I have learned a
I remember the Amy Grant times that the hand of God was In Psalm 139, verse five he many of us are having these same long life is not promised to all
song that was popular in the clearly guiding and protecting wrote “You hem me in – behind questions. God’s children. Because of my
1980s: “Angles Watching Over her. and before; you have laid your We must remember like King faith in Jesus Christ, I will be able
Me.” Amy sang about unseen The song reminded us, in mod- hand upon me.” David knew from David knew from experience, that to run into God’s open arms when
ern terms, how God and His Army experience God with a very per- God is in control. The Bible this life is over and then He will
of angels are at work today fight- sonal touch often put a “hedge of speaks often of His fatherly love answer all the questions His son
ing for God’s children. protection” around him. This for us and as a father, I know that Jay has to ask.
Psalm 139 is my favorite Psalms truth humbled David and he said means God will go to great Until that day, and who knows
and it also pronounces visible in verse six; “Such knowledge is lengths to guide and protect the when it will be ( I would really like
works of wonder by an invisible too wonderful for me, too lofty for lives of His children. I also to see my grandchildren grow up
God. me to attain.” remember the TV show from the and my kids are all in their teens),
It was written by King David. David had a full life and lived to 1960s “Father Knows Best”. I can live each and every day
David was not only the king of a good old age. He wrote many I know that God is able to see knowing that like David wrote in
Israel but he was a war hero with Psalms as grateful testimonies of the big picture when I am barely Psalm 139, God has placed a
several “combat patches”. God’s hands on his life. What can able to see the hand in front of my hedge of protection around me.
He earned his first patch as a we learn today from both Amy face. I can live each and every day
young boy fighting the giant Grant and King David to help us I need to trust my loving with confidence, until that day He
Goliath and he was a veteran of during these seemingly trying Heavenly Father and know that finally calls me home.
C HAPLAIN ’ S many other battles. David often times? He has my best interest in mind. It is good to live a life of assur-
went against huge foes, from a We may be facing Goliaths in I mention to the Chapel con- ance, knowing the Lord has my
C ORNER human perspective, yet with our own lives that seem bigger gregation recently, that like King back! May you also feel the hands
mighty God on his side he won than we can handle. David, I looked death clearly in of God on your life today.

Chapel Schedule Fort Stewart Chapel Youth Ministry


Junior and Senior High Students! Kids Church
Fort Stewart
Catholic Location Time
Join us for free games and pizza Exciting Bible Lessons
Sunday Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 a.m. 6:30 - 8 p.m. Sunday, with music, puppets, videos, crafts, games
Saturday Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 p.m.
Protestant at Vale Chapel in Bryan Village.
Contemporary Worship . . . . . . . . . . . .Marne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 a.m.
Gospel Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Victory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 a.m.
For more information, 11 a.m. to Noon, Sunday
Traditional Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 a.m. call 877-7207. at School Age Services
American Samoan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 a.m.
Liturgical Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 a.m. (across from Diamond Elementary)
Kids’ Church(K to 6th grade) . . . . . . . . .Across from Dia. Elem. . . . . . . . . .11 a.m.
PWOC (Tuesday) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:30 a.m.
Islamic
Friday Jum’ah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30 p.m.
For all kids Grade K-6
Contact Staff Sgt. Aiken at 877-4053.
Jewish
Scheduled Bus Pick-up
Contact Sgt. 1st Class. Crowther at 332-2084. 10:15 a.m. - Liberty and Hendrich, Liberty and Sicily, Liberty
Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:30 a.m and Anzio, Liberty and Rome
10:20 a.m. - Jasmine and Skyland Spruce, Jasmine and Liberty
Hunter Army Airfield Wood, Wild Fern and Golden Birch
Catholic
Sunday Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chapel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 a.m. 10:30 a.m. - Schofield and Sansidro, Schofield and Hollandia,
Rogers and Argyle
Protestant
10:40 a.m. - Naktong and New Guinea, Ormoc and New Guinea
Sunday Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chapel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 a.m.
10:50 a.m. - Marne Chapel
Religious Education Contacts 10:55 a.m. - Victory Chapel
Stewart and Hunter, Director of RE, Mike Iliff, call 767-9789.
Stewart Catholic RE coordinator, Beth Novak, call 767-6825. Questions?
Hunter Catholic RE coordinator, Pamela Perez, call 315-5440. Contact Chaplain Ric Thompson at 767-6831
The Frontline 5B
February 8, 2007

Black Heritage exhibition displayed it. The Arts at City Market Center, Upstairs, Overnight accommodations include lake-
SAVANNAH — The 18th Annual Savannah GGCC offers an opportunity to grow in the Jefferson & West St. Julian Streets, free 6:30 to side cottages and shaded campsites. Richard
Black Heritage Festival, presented by the city ministry of gospel music for adults and 8:30 p.m. Call (912) 232-7731. B. Russell State Park is located 8 miles north-
of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs youth. Groups and individuals are welcome. Every first Saturday of the month east of Elberton off Hwy. 77.
and Savannah State University, will include a Contact Wilma Gregg or Andre Gregg, at 912- Adult and youth basic ballroom dance For more information, call 706-213-2045
juried exhibition that is on display through 368-4185. classes, by Moon River Dancers: 1 to 3 p.m. or visit www.gastateparks.org.
Feb. 28. at W. Broad Street YMCA, 1110 May St.
The 2007 BHF theme is “Our Journey - A Free dance lessons offered Admission is $3 per person. Call 912-925- Train in Southwest Georgia
Story Unfolding.” The theme celebrates the Free ballroom dancing lessons are being 7416 or visit www.savannahusabda.org. Take a ride into history aboard the SAM
journeys of Africans and African Americans, offered at Club Stewart 7 to 9 p.m., the first Every third Wednesday of the month Shortline Excursion Train. Riding in vintage
and tells the ever-unfolding story of their Wednesday of every month by the Moon Open Mic Poetry Night - Signup at 7:45 railcars, passengers travel past scenic coun-
courage, commitment, dedication and forti- River Dancers Association in Savannah. It is p.m., Gallery Espresso, 6 East Liberty St. Call try farms, stepping off to explore quaint
tude throughout an enduring path to free- for soldiers and their families. 912-233-5348. towns and fascinating historic sites.
dom and justice - a path that has influenced Couples and singles welcome. No registra- Saturdays and Sundays President Jimmy Carter’s boyhood home, the
the history and cultural heritage of America. tion required, just show up and learn. Call Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home Plains antique mall, an impressive telephone
The 2007 festival is the eighth produced by 767-8609, for information. Foundation tours 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 museum, and Habitat for Humanity’s Global
Savannah State University and the 18th Also, if you’re into ballroom dancing and to 4 p.m. Sundays. Village are just some of the attractions along
sponsored by the city of Savannah. All festi- don’t mind the drive, the Seaside Dance Located at 207 E. Charlton St. on Lafayette the route.
val events are free and open to the public. Association in St. Simons Island has dances Square. Born in Savannah in 1925, writer, The main depot is in Cordele, but riders
For more information, call the Savannah every Tuesday and Thursday through the Mary Flannery O’Connor, lived in a Charlton may board at any stop, including Georgia
Black Heritage Festival message line at 912- summer at Blanche’s Courtyard starting at 7 Street house until 1938. Today, it is main- Veterans State Park, Leslie, Americus and
691-6847. p.m. tained partly as a memorial to her and partly Plains. Cost is adults, $20 and $10 for chil-
The association also hosts a dance on the as a literary center for Savannah. Literary dren roundtrip. For a schedule and ticket
Black history month music, dance last Sunday of each month at the Jekyll activities are held at various times October sales, visit www.SamShortline.com or call 1-
SAVANNAH — Ballet Savannah enthusias- Island Club Hotel, in the grand dining room. through May, free. Call 912-233-6014. 800-864-7275.
tically announces a collaboration of live Instruction starts at 5:15 and seating for the Every Sunday
music, choirs and dance to perform The dinner and dance starts at 6. Oldie Goldies Sunday at the American
Georgia’s natural springs
Root of Dance. It is a celebration of Black For more information, call (912) 634-9527 Legion Post 500, 1716 Montgomery St., 4 to 8
p.m. Call 912-925-7116. WARM SPRINGS — Georgia’s state parks
History Month and the empowerment of the or e-mail, SeasideDance@bellsouth. and historic sites host three natural springs
African American women that have impact- net. The Reel Savannah Film Group presenta-
tions, 7 p.m., Sunday evenings at the Lucas that have helped shape the state and our cul-
ed lives with success, change, and growth in ture.
America. The event, which will be held at View Native art Theatre. Tickets, which are $6, are available
an hour before showtime. The best known is Warm Springs.
Savannah Country Day at 2 and 8 p.m., Feb. CARTERSVILLE — After a year on the Emerging at 900 gallons-per-minute and 88
17, commences Ballet Savannah’s celebra- road, male and female effigies created sever- degrees year-round, one of Georgia’s seven
al hundred years ago have returned home to Free year of golf
tion of Black History month. Please join us warm springs transformed a west Georgia
and experience “The Root of Dance,” which Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site here. Georgia State Park Golf Courses have
membership benefits that will cost you noth- town into a well-known stagecoach stop.
will feature special guests from The Dance The nearly three-foot-tall marble sculptures The town of Warm Springs was host to
Theatre of Harlem. For more information had been part of the traveling exhibit “Hero, ing. Become a Georgia Golf Internet member
and you’ll be automatically entered into Georgia’s high society during the early 1900s,
call 912-352-7487 or email Balletsavannah Hawk and Open Hand,” showcasing and it became the vacation home of Franklin
@yahoo.com. American Indian art of the ancient Midwest quarterly drawings for an annual greens pass
(a $575 value). D. Roosevelt after he sought relief from polio
and South. in the warm, therapeutic water.
The sculptures were found in mound C Internet members receive benefits, such
GSU arts season Just off I-75 in middle Georgia is Indian
which was excavated during the 1950s and as discounts on green fees and pros shop
STATESBORO — Here is the lineup for the merchandise, free range balls, free golf for Springs State Park, thought to be the oldest
Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern are among the finest pieces of ancient Indian state park in the nation.
art in the United States. your birthday, invitations to special events, a
University: monthly newsletter and more. The Creek Indians believed the springs
• Saturday — The Capital Steps. Based in They were so well preserved that even the had healing and invigorating qualities, and
paint colors are still vivid today. And as a member, you’ll be able to make
Washington, D.C., this musical group is tee times online. Register at the town of Indian Springs became a
famous for its politically inspired and hilari- Today, visitors to Etowah Indian Mounds bustling resort town from the 1820s until the
can see the original effigies while touring the www.GolfGeorgia.org. You may call 1-800-
ous song parodies. 434-0982. Great Depression.
• March 8 — Moscow Festival Ballet pre- museum and grounds. For More Information call 706-655-5870,
sents “Swan Lake.” Founded by a member of Exhibits include ornamental pieces, a or visit www.FDR-LittleWhiteHouse.com.
head-shaped rattle made of copper, pottery, Visit Armstrong Arboretum
the legendary Bolshoi Ballet, this troupe fea- For Indian Springs information, call 770-
tures the classic Russian style of ballet. weapons and dozens of other artifacts dating SAVANNAH — Armstrong Atlantic State 504-2277 or for Magnolia Springs State Park,
To buy a season subscription or get more back as much as 1,000 years. Three main University has an arboretum, which encom- Millen, call, 478-982-1660, or go to
information, call toll free (866) PAC-ARTS, or mounds remain, the highest standing 63- passes the 250 acre campus and displays www.GaStateParks.org.
visit the PAC website at http://ceps.georgia- feet. more than 100 species of trees and 200
southern.edu/pac. The historic site is six miles southwest of I- species of shrubs and other woody plants.
Backpackers lodge
75 exit 288 in Cartersville. Admission is $2.50 The Fern Collection, featuring 23 varieties
of native and non-native ferns, is on the west AMICALOLA FALLS — With fall weather
Pageant contestants sought for children and $4 for adults. Hours are 9
side of Jenkins Hall. The recently completed on the horizon it’s time to start planning a
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 2-5:30
FLEMINGTON — The Miss Liberty and Ginger Collection focuses on seven groups of hiking trip. Georgia’s only backcountry
p.m. Sunday. For information, call 770-387-
Miss Long County Forestry Scholarship ginger plants and is at the south end of lodge, The Hike Inn, is found at the end of a
3747 or visit www.gastateparks.
Pageants is Feb. 24 at Brewton-Parker Hawes Hall. scenic five-mile trail beginning at Amicalola
org/info/etowah.
College in Flemington. For more information or to schedule an Falls State Park. Hikers are rewarded with
Contestants are being sought. The educational tour, call AASU’s plant opera- soft beds, hot showers and hearty family-
pageants are open to all contestants up to 16 Chess, anyone? style meals.
STATESBORO — Adults and children alike tions at 912-921-5472.
years old. Contestants ages 17-24 must live, Staff members proudly boast that the tem-
work or go to school in the county they rep- are invited to play chess in the Statesboro perature rose above 90 degrees only once last
resent. Mall 3 to 5 p.m. every Sunday. Chess in the Frisbee golf summer, making the eco-lodge a perfect get-
Both pageants are preliminaries to the Mall is hosted by the Ogeechee River ELBERTON — Disc golf may not get much away for June, July and August. Rates begin
Miss Georgia Forestry Scholarship Pageant. Scholastic Chess Association (ORSCA) and coverage by sports writers, but it has a loyal at $65/adult and include meals. For details,
Winners will get gold crowns, custom sashes, school chess clubs throughout Bulloch following of fans who enjoy exercising out- visit www.hike-inn.com or call 1-800-864-
trophies and entry fees paid to the 68th Miss County. Go to http://chess85.tripod.com or e- doors while testing their throwing skills. 7275.
Georgia Forestry State Scholarship Pageant mail j-lutz@enia.net or call 912-764-9770. The typical course features 18 “holes” with Guests are encouraged to call far in
in June at Tifton. Local chess players are also trying to stir challenges of trees, streams and other natur- advance since weekends fill quickly.
The state pageant awards thousands of interest in the game around Hinesville. If al obstacles.
dollars in scholarships, cash and prizes each you’re interested in playing, and possibly One of the most scenic and well kept disc
golf courses in Georgia is at Richard B.
Visit Georgia parks
year. forming a club, call 876-4715.
Russell State Park in Elberton. While hiking Visitors to Georgia’s 48 state parks can
For more information, call Rita Watson, between tee pads, players enjoy the rolling make online reservations for campsites, cot-
director, at 368-6960 days or 876-2775 Savannah Cultural Events green scenery of this pastoral park. The cost tages, lodge rooms, picnic shelters and other
evenings. E-mail longforestry@yahoo.com or Activities sponsored by the Savannah is only $2 for parking and $1 per person to facilities.
libertyforestry@yahoo.com. Department of Cultural Affairs include these play. To get to the parks’ new reservation center,
ongoing events: After a fun game in the field, visitors can operated by Maryland-based Spherix, click
Sing your heart out Every first Friday of the month enjoy watersports on Lake Richard B. “Make a Reservation” on www.gas-
The Greater Georgia Choral Chapter is Folk Music by Savannah Folk Music Russell, explore hiking and biking trails, or tateparks.org or call 1-800-864-7275 (open 8
looking for people who love gospel music Society, 7:30 p.m. Free at Wesley relax at numerous picnic spots throughout a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday; and 9 a.m. to
and who want to do more than just listen to Monumental United Methodist Church. the park. 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.)

Diamond exhibits historic effort


students vie to host the history of the United States Capital.”
One part of the exhibit showed how among
African Americans exhibit the builders of the Capital were skilled black
Kaytrina Sharp workers, both free men and enslaved. Among
Command Information assistant them were blacksmiths, bricklayers, and stone
masons, Bell said.
Diamond Elementary opened its doors to his- The free black laborers always received pay-
tory Feb. 6 as an opportunity to host the ment although it was less pay than white labor-
“Freedom’s Shadow, African American’s and the ers. The slaves only received pay if they worked
United States Capitol” exhibit. nights, Sundays or holidays.
The display tells the story of how enslaved The title of the display was derived from a
African Americans labored to build the nation’s portion of a speech made on Nov. 18, 2003, by
capitol in the 1790s. Georgia Congressman John Lewis: “For too
“I believe the exhibit is important for the pub- long, Africans struggled in the shadows of
lic to know because this information is scarcely America, as slaves, as sharecroppers, as the vic-
a subject of discussion when visitors take tours tims of Jim Crow, our ancestors lived in this
of the the U.S. capital in Washington,” said great nation, but we were never quite part of it,”
Felicia Bell, Director of Education and Outreach according to Savannah State graduate Felicia
of the Capital Historical Society. “Its important Bell, curator for the traveling display.
to get this information out to the public via a Anyone who is interested in learning more Kaytrina Sharp
traveling exhibit or publications or lectures, so about the exhibit can visit the website at Felicia Bell, curator of the “Freedom’s shadow, African Americans and the United States
we include African Americans in the broad www.uschs.org. Bell said a virtual tour of the Capitol” explains the presentation to students Feb. 6 at Diamond Elementary.
scope of American History and in the scope of capital is also online at the website.