Starring YOU for Nov. 1

Hurt is FCHS 'Family Member' for October

Brittany Hurt is the Fox Creek High School "Family Member of the Month" for October. She is a first-year teacher and a graduate of the University of Iowa. She teaches Art I, II and III.

Hurt comes from a family of educators. Her mother, Jan, is a veteran art teacher of 32 years, and her sister Katie is a fourth year art teacher in North Carolina. She enjoys freelance painting in her private time. The Fox Creek Art Club is currently painting pumpkins for local nursing-home patients.

Principal Dr. Tim Murph said, "Ms. Ewing is an excellent teacher and a wonderful addition to our arts department. She has a passion for her work and has impressed our colleagues with her dedication to our students."

Anderson enlists on Delayed Entry program

Civilian Jasmin K. Anderson, daughter of Luv Anderson-Killings of North Augusta and Durance Smith of Hephzibah, Ga., recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh, N.C.

The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life.

Anderson will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy's Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

Realtors recognized by Meybohm N.A.

Meybohm of North Augusta has announced honorees for the month of September. Betty Beard is the September sales leader for Meybohm North Augusta. Donna Joyner is the September listing leader for Meybohm North Augusta.

Brissie recognized during World Series

During the second game of the World Series last week, Tom Brokaw narrated a segment, "Major League Baseball's Tribute to World War II Veterans." Aside from maybe Joe DiMaggio, the ballplayer who garnered the most airtime on the segment was North Augusta resident Lou Brissie. During the segment Brokaw recounts Brissie's career, noting that he left Philadelphia to join the effort during World War II, and was wounded. As local folks know, Brissie's leg was shattered, and doctors wanted to amputate. Brissie, explained Brokaw in the segment that aired on Fox, begged doctors not to amputate explaining, "I'm a ballplayer." The TV spot goes on to explain Brissie suffered through 23 surgeries over four years before becoming a Major League player again - a career of seven seasons that netted him the status of All Star to go along with his Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.

Skilyr Hicks takes first in talent at the fair

McConnell enlists in U.S. Navy

Civilian Cameron J. McConnell, whose wife, Mary, is the daughter of Mary H. and Derrick P. Quinn of North Augusta, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh, N.C.

The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life.

McConnell will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy's Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

Aaron Hensley recalls attitude adjustment

Aaron Hensley, a local martial arts educator with several world titles to his credit, was the featured speaker at the Rotary Club of North Augusta's Oct. 25 meeting. He recalled having been a 13-year-old with a freshly earned black belt and the opportunity to fight, one-on-one, with world-famous instructor Chuck Norris, who was in his 50s at the time.

Hensley, flush with confidence, thought he would "make him bow to me," but was quickly served "the biggest piece of humble pie ever," as Norris - in the midst of a day that included a two-hour workout followed by a fight with each of about 200 black belts - went airborne and had Hensley on the mat without any trouble. Hensley and Norris have remained friends, and Hensley has a role in an upcoming Norris movie.

Tanner is future reader of The Star

Tanner Ladow, 2, has been among the first few visitors at The Star's new office, having dropped by as grandparents Tillman and Gail Ezernack (both relatively camera-shy) visited to renew their subscription.

Stopping by to renew their Star

Mary Goldman is back on board

Mary Goldman came by the office Monday afternoon, renewing her subscription during what turned out to be an unusually busy day, as The Star's roadside and storefront signs were put in place and new office furniture was being delivered.

Brenda Baratto comes bearing gifts