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Another Blipshift Apex Everything Sale

Ah, spring has sprung, and so have these classic designs from their proverbial online cages. 26 resto-modded designs available – that’s one for each new issue with your project car, so even if your ride isn’t ready, your torso sure will be! The 2018 Apex Everything Sale runs thru Monday, April 2 at 11:59 PM ET.

There are a couple of NA Miata designs if anyone is interested or check out the other 24…

Bonnie Baugh

Bonnie Mae Jean Jerue Baugh, 81, founding resident of Benton House of Augusta and breast cancer survivor went to heaven to be with her husband, Bill, on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Doctors Hospital, Augusta, GA.

Two memorial services will be held. The first will be held at Benton House of Augusta on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM, officiated by Rev. Greg Hatfield. The second service will be held at Grace United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 2:00 PM, officiated by Rev. James D. Dennis, Jr. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Baugh was born and reared in Detroit, MI. In 1952 she married the love of her life, William Freer Baugh, in Detroit, MI. Their Holy matrimony led them to Ohio, Missouri, Tennessee, and finally North Augusta, South Carolina where they retired to warm weather and nearby daughter, a nurse.

Mrs. Baugh enjoyed sewing, knitting, cross stitch, needlepoint, ceramics, and was a stand-up comedy performer, live stage actress, and ice race car driver. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She first taught Sunday School when the girls were in elementary school; was a member of the Cokesbury Sunday School Class at Grace United Methodist Church as well as METTS president, Sunshine Circle treasurer, Sunday School teacher, and the Innkeeper’s wife in The Return to Bethlehem.

Mr. and Mrs. Baugh’s extensive travels included, China; start to finish of the Lewis and Clark Trail; numerous National Parks; Cedar Key, Florida where they served as RV park hosts; RV trips with the local Koala’s Club; numerous day trips with the local Miata Club; and their last big trip, after Bill’s leukemia diagnosis, was circumnavigating Lake Superior with many stops to see relatives and friends.

Mrs. Baugh worked as a medical assistant, phlebotomist, Weight Watchers manager and mentor, Mayor of House Springs, Missouri, delivered meals for Meals on Wheels, and volunteered at Doctors Hospital in the surgery waiting room and in the Burn Unit where her daughter worked.

Mrs. Baugh is survived by her three daughters, Linda, Debra, and Barbara, and their families. Linda Frey Magnuson (Dan) of Milwaukee, WI, Michael Frey (Jill), Henry (10) and Vivian (8) of Grand Rapids, MI, Theresa Frey Alexander (Joshua), Donovan (8) and Benjamin (5) of Albany, NY; Debra Baugh of Washington DC, Sheryl Kay and Mia (13) of Rockville, MD, Madeleine (24) (Julian) and great-great-granddaughter Elena (3 1/2) of Washington DC; Barbara Fiebiger (Mark) of Martinez, GA, Jonathan Vick (Michelle), Saylor (14) and Parker (10) of Augusta, GA, Nathan Vick (Mackenzie), Grayson (2 1/2) and Everett (1 month) of Augusta, GA, Lee Vick (Hannah), Wren (3 months) of Atlanta, GA; Eric Fiebiger (Jennifer) and Faith (7) of Martinez, GA. She is also survived by a brother-in-law and his wife, three nieces and five nephews.

The family has requested that donations be made to the Lydia Project, 1369 Interstate Parkway, Augusta, GA 30909 or a charity of ones choosing.

Please visit the online register at www.rowlandfordfuneralhome.com

Rowland-Ford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

2018 Spring Steeplechase Wrap Up

Action Photography by Brian

Again Tom Varallo offered the Club the use of his rail side spot at the spring steeplechase. Brian & Donna Bogardus, Jennie & Thomas Hodges and Hal & Trudy Scott enjoyed a fabulous time at the races on our Club President. We were also joined by Tom’s “nephew” and his wife for the day and MMC member Noel Brock ducked in to say hi somewhere around the 5th race.

We had grilled chicken and hot dogs to eat along with veggies, fruit and chips to dip. There were cookies for dessert and a retirement cake to top it all off for the club’s latest non-productive member of society. You would think that with the Club logo on the sign right in front of Brian & Donna’s Miata that it would have brought a question or two about Miatas and/or the club, but you’d be wrong. The Club vehicle that attracted the most attention was Hall & Trudy’s 1987 GMC Caballero (that they’ve had since new), including at least one offer to buy it on the spot.

If you missed a chance to join in the fun this spring, don’t fret because Tom has already agreed to let us use his spot for the fall event too, so mark your calendars for Saturday, October 27, 2018.

25 Years Ago – Spring 1993

Do you know where “Miataville” is located? Well, you won’t find it on any map, and you can’t get there by driving your Miata (or any other car for that matter). Miataville does exist, however, and all you need to get there and enjoy its attractions is a personal computer. Miataville exists inside a giant computer located in Columbus, Ohio at a unique place called CompuServe.

CompuServe is the world’s biggest OLIS (On-line Information Service) and can be accessed by anyone with a personal computer and a modem over a standard telephone line. CompuServe offers many information services such as investment information, airline schedules, news wire service, shopping services, games, electronic mail (E-Mail), encyclopedias, databases, and even a “CB” channel where you can talk to other people on the channel via your keyboard.

There are also various group “forums” on assorted subjects such as computers, software, hobbies, sports, etc. In this forum there is also a special category called “Miataville,” which is an area specifically for Miata owners to share information, articles, latest happenings and news, problems, and anything at all related to Miatas.

The heart of Miataville is a message board & a library full of articles, news and gossip submitted by Miata owners.

The messages and articles you can read and/or download are all submitted by other Miata owners in the forum, and cover a wide variety of subjects. A random sampling of some of the messages recently covered a full plate of Miata owner interests such as the `93 models, gearbox changes, new accessories and radios, tires, driving schools, rattles, bike racks and hitches, and even advice on how to remove your sun visors.

The fun part of the forum is being able to carry on a dialogue with other Miata owners around the country via the message board. No message ever goes unanswered, and even when someone comes up with an esoteric question or problem, there is always someone with an answer, related experience, or if nothing else, an opinion. Signing up for CompuServe is easy, and their rates are competitive with other on-line services. You can call 1-800-848-8199 to sign up or to get more information.

See you in Miataville!
Member Gary W. Joseff

Copyright 1993, Miata Magazine. Reprinted without permission.

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