Lori Beckman's artistic inspiration comes mostly from her deep love of animals and nature. She is best known for her watercolor paintings of cats, dogs, horses and wildlife.
However, she does not limit herself to these subjects or to one medium.
Time is a measure allotted by God
For his eyes witness all with each footstep we trod
Time marches on and it can’t be recalled
For each second that passes, that moment will fall
God gave us a purpose for his overall plan
And we surely are blessed when we understand
And he gives us time that purpos...
• The following North Augusta residents graduated Dec. 18 from Clemson University: Kevin David Freebern, Carleigh Layne Hamilton, Kaitlyn Michelle Kennamer, Sarah Elizabeth McCown, Rebecca Sue Phifer and Katherine Lynn Weldon.
NAME: La'taJah Taniah Pixley
SCHOOL: North Augusta Middle
FAVORITE CLASS: Science
FAVORITE LUNCH: Pizza
HOBBIES: Cheerleading, dancing, singing and cooking
MY ROLE MODEL IS: my mom.
WHEN I GROW UP, I WANT TO: be a nurse.
NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, St. John's United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. NW, Aiken; nar-anon.org
CANHOPE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT GROUP: 3-4 p.m. third Wednesdays, Aiken First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St.
FIRST MONDAYS: 6:30 p.m., 333 E. Spring Grove Ave.; American Legion Auxiliary Unit 71 meeting; Linda Smiley (803) 279-5074
FIRST, THIRD MONDAYS: 7 p.m., council chambers, North Augusta Municipal Building, 100 Georgia Ave.
For those of you who have read my columns in the past or, for that matter, anything else I've been lucky enough to have published, know how I feel about the ocean. In the past, I sit and stare at a blank page, wondering what to write about this week.
Call (706) 541-4077 or visit www.columbiacounty.ga.gov and follow the links to Animal Services. The kennel is open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for adoptions and visiting with the animals and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to reclaim a lost pet and all other services.