2017-03-29 / ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

By Deborah Bennett

The recent announcement that the Jenkins K-911 Rescue organization has received a $5,000 grant to be used for the spaying and neutering of the animals they rescue and also to help local citizens with the costs of spaying/neutering their cats and dogs, is welcomed news.

This non-profit organization has made great progress in reducing the number of abandoned and stray dogs in Jenkins County, having rescued and re-homed approximately 450 animals since August of 2015. They are an entirely volunteer organization managed by Celess Deal and Sandra Sherrod.

Anyone who has an animal they wish to have spayed or neutered can contact K-911 and fill out an application. If approved, they will receive a voucher which they can take to the Sylvania vet the organization uses to have their pets “fixed.” This is an important step in combating the problem of stray and abandoned animals on our county highways and at county trash dumpsters.

Kudos to Jenkins K-911 Rescue!

Happy birthday this week to: Marcus Richardson, Charlie Burch, Leslie Rowland, Judy Kent, James Poole, Bowden James, Teresa Hernandez, Erica Williams, Wayne Bennett, Tramaine Wilson, Lance Garvin, Hagan Jenkins, Lynne Hodges, James Wilson, Ty Bennett, Midge Chance, Arianna Hernandez, and Hayes Jenkins.

Celebrating wedding anniversaries are: Mr. and Mrs. Pete Mills Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cheney.

Military Active Duty

Col. James Eldridge Davis, U.S. Air Force, DoD Pentagon, Washington D.C.; TSgt. Jeremy M. Chestnut, U.S. Air Force, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS; CPT Justin G. McBride, U.S. Army, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; Chief Warrant Officer 5 Darryll L. Simpkins, U.S. Army, Fort Gordon Logistics Readiness Center, Augusta, GA; Staff Sgt. Stuart Burrus, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-4 Christopher Simmons, U.S. Army, Missouri; E-3 Ralphael Franklin Lovett, U.S. Army, Kuwait; E-4 Rhonda Lovett, U.S. Army Reserve, Augusta, GA; Airman First Class Aaron Comstock, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-5 She’nice Thompson, U.S. Army, 25th Sustainment Brigade, HHC 25th Special Troops Battalion, Wahiawa, Hawaii; and Major D. Slade Burke, U.S. Air Force, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.

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