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Posted: May 1, 2012 - 6:17pm  |  Updated: May 9, 2012 - 8:45am

Cardiologist to speak
at prayer luncheon

The 22nd Annual Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon will be at noon Thursday at the North Augusta Community Center.

The luncheon, with host Mayor Lark Jones, will feature Augusta cardiologist Dr. Mac Bowman as the inspirational speaker.

Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased from the North Augusta Parks and Recreation Department, Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce, North Augusta Community Center, the Municipal Center or Parks Pharmacy.

For more information or for group reservations, contact Nancy Payne at
(803) 441-4350.

 

Dinner honors cancer survivors

The Relay for Life of North Augusta/Midland Valley Survivor Dinner will be held Saturday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1002 Carolina Ave.

Cancer survivors and their caregiver are invited to join in on a celebration of survival that will feature food, entertainment and games. The menu will reflect this year’s theme, Saturday morning cartoons. Breakfast casseroles, fruit, breakfast sweets, orange juice and coffee will be served.

Those interested in attending are requested to RSVP by contacting survivor chairwoman Kristin Bodkin at klzurcher@yahoo.com or Lisa Glass, American Cancer Society community manager, at
(803) 295-3758.

 

Murphy completes basic training at Parris Island

Marine Corps Pfc. Marcell L. Murphy recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Parris Island, S.C.

He is the son of Norma Murphy and Clyde Cooks, of North Augusta.

Open Mic winners

Nancy Carson Library held its 9th Annual Teen Open Mic Night on April 19.

High school event winners are: Mary Catherine Jenkins, first place; Chyanne Stevens, second place; and Amber Flicek, third place.

Middle school winners are: Ellie Fuller, first place; Colin Dunatov, second place; and Katie Wright, third place.

The winning high school poem by Jenkins, One Last Chance, is as follows:

 

Eyes meet.

Time, the world, everything stops.

The moment hangs there –

Frozen, solid, living –

Waiting to be grabbed.

 

It could be promise and tears and joy;

A whole world, a bright future there for the taking.

But neither moves

And neither speaks.

 

Someone looks away –

Too scared –

And the moment breaks, shatters.

Gone.

Lost.

 

Forever.

 

And the winning middle school poem, Ruler of the Bay, by Fuller is:

 

Sharp and keen; as fast as light

Goes 'a-hunting in the night.

Torpedo body with teeth like stone

The bank of the river it sets out to roam.

 

Glossy body, padded paws

Swishing tail, crushing jaws

Catching fish, running ’round

Dodging traps, swimming by without a sound.

 

Creeping closer, closer still, little ripples in its wake

Casting shadows on the bottom, fish rushing for the base of the lake.

 

And under this tough demeanor

It plays all day, acts like a dreamer

Ears are keen, appetite large,

A growling sound that's like a barge.

 

Graceful beauty, endless reign,

It rules the river, its aquatic terrain

The seamless ruler of the bay,

The otter advances, ‘‘Clear the way!’’

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