DEERS expected to streamline, update on homeless efforts Deers update: A modification in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) is expected to streamline personal records for better efficiency, the director of the Defense Manpower Data Center said April 9.
In an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Mary Dixon said information will now be entered into DEERS in personnel offices, rather than identification card offices.
Family members can...
MADD helps save lives I appreciate this opportunity to write about Mothers Against Drunk Driving, one of the largest crime victim organizations in the United States. MADD has helped save more than 330,000 lives and assisted in the passage of hundreds of anti-drunk driving prevention laws.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving, founded in 1980, is a non-profit organization with more than 3 million members and supporters. MADD National headquarters is located in Irvin, Te...
Margaret Brackett Newberry NotesThe Newberry Observer
MADD sponsors Operation Graduation Dear Editor,
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Newberry County challenges young people to make the smart move — Leave alcohol out. This is the theme for MADD’s 2013 Operation Graduation emphasis.
High school and college graduation season is a time of celebration, decision-making and growth for youth. Unfortunately, many college students and teenagers decide to celebrate by drinking alcohol beverages and using other drugs, and then getting beh...
Ole McMayer has a farm This year the Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church (NALC) congregation gathered for Wednesday night vespers during Lent. Their offering was designated for the purchase of animals through the Samaritans Purse Organization. The animals are then given to people, mostly in third world countries, to help alleviate hunger, poverty, unemployment and hopelessness.
Chickens are used to provide eggs for the family as well as eggs for market. A donkey helps...
Rev. Dr. Mary Havens Mayer Memorial Lutheran ChurchThe Newberry Observer
God is in control When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, that’s when sin entered in. Then God came to earth in human flesh as Jesus.
Jesus Christ died on a cruel, rugged cross to purchase our salvation through his blood.
Those who have accepted him as Lord and Savior are his children.
Not only have we been redeemed and saved by the blood of Jesus, but God also delivers us from every day problems. He takes care of the situations that seem impossible.
When we ...
Update on Veterans news Prescription drug disposal update: Got any old, outdated prescription drugs you want to get rid of safely? The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013. This is a great opportunity for those who missed previous Take-Back events or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those med...
Rights of passage can represent danger zone for teens For teenagers, this is a magical time of the year. The rituals, customs, and traditions of the prom-graduation-summer rights of passage triad can offer some of the most memorable moments of their young lives.
As parents, we want them to enjoy this special time. Some parents feel drinking is a rite of passage and teenagers are going to drink anyway. They think the safest thing to do is to host a party where they can monitor the teenager’s dr...
Hugh Gray Special to The ObserverThe Newberry Observer
Proposed VA budget has three distinct goals VA budget 2014 update: The President has proposed a $152.7 billion budget for the VA. Unlike other federal agencies, that would mean an 10.2 percent increase over the current year according to the VHA. The additional money will pay for three major goals: eliminating the disability claims backlog, expanding access to benefits like health care and ending homelessness among veterans, plus major health care costs.
• Eliminating the Claims ...
April is Animal Cruelty Prevention Month Animal Cruelty can be either deliberate abuse or simply the failure to take care of an animal. Don’t despair, anyone can take steps against cruelty.
We acquire our information this week from “Report Animal Cruelty” and the Humane Society of the United States. The HSUS is dedicated to helping all animals — from animals in laboratories to pets at home. The organization furnishes know-how-to resources on caring for companion animals as well as...
Margaret Brackett Newberry NotesThe Newberry Observer
Whitmire’s Pines festival is approaching in June Hello everyone, local news on the way after we do our birthday wishes.
Gottrocks the Birthday Fairy managed to fly in around the unsettled weather with tornado winds last week to type in the wishes. So here we go. Happy birthday to Rev. Kenny Weaver, Kay S. Roche, Elease Felker, Richard Hurst, Connie J. Hawkins, Linda Keller, Bryce Castles, Kevin Brock, Randy Kitchens, Richard Worthy and Ronnie Bundrick. Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr. and ...
Poll Question Results This week’s question:
What form of industry or service do you think Newberry needs?
Last week’s question:
Should the City of Newberry implement better walking trails and improve the parks?
We need to make South Carolina No. 1 Last Tuesday morning your chamber held our Quarterly Breakfast. Our members were treated to a wonderful breakfast catered by Mac Bell, the owner of Sonic Drive-In.
We had two sponsors for this breakfast, the first being the Newberry County Disabilities and Special Needs Board’s Ruth S. Pugh Foundation; the second being Southeastern Insurance Consultants, LLC. The guest speaker was Darrell Scott, Vice President, Policy and Communications at ...
God’s love is certain God provides the Bread of Life to fill our hungry souls. He prepares a table before us, even in the presence of our enemies. He offers us rest. He loves us far beyond anything we can comprehend.
He promises to with hold no good thing from us, and He gives us people to love.
“He that loveth not knoweth not God, for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, tha...
PTSD medications inconsistent with evidence PTSD update: According to a study (abstract) in the February issue of the journal Psychiatric Services, mental health professionals in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) system frequently treat U.S. veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with medications that are inconsistent with evidence-based guidelines.
The authors of the study — all of whom work for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Iowa o...
Thanks to Newberry Utilities employees Dear Editor,
We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Russ and the Newberry Utilities Department for the rapid response they had to an early Saturday morning power outage. Everyone can be assured that this department and the dedicated folks that work there everyday earning our respect and admiration for jobs well done. Thank you all for your special efforts!
Bob and Barbara Lamb
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