The Union Recorder

January 22, 2014

Day Book, Jan. 22, 2014


The Union-Recorder

MILLEDGEVILLE — Agape Hospice will hold a patient care volunteer recruitment brunch Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. at the Agape Hospice corporate office, 3312 Northside Drive, Suite C-161, Macon. Contact Sharon McKenzie to set up an alternate meeting time if interested but unable to attend, 478-746-8885.

The Lake Country Beekeepers Association will conduct a beekeeping short course Jan. 25 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Sparta at the Hancock County Extension Service, 12534 Augusta Highway. For registration fee information and to have any questions answered contact Bruce Morgan at rbmorgan@hughes.net or 478-357-4029.

AARP Foundation TaxAide volunteers will be in the area from Feb. 2 through April 15. To apply visit www.aarp.org/taxaide.

The BHS School Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. in Room 200 Feb. 3.

Through a strategic partnership with the Development Authority of Milledgeville-Baldwin County, along with other key stakeholders including local governing bodies, colleges and the hospital, are helping to lead an effort to create a new community vision and strategic plan. The goal is to develop a shared vision for the local community, with identifiable action items that we can work toward implementing that will lead to more jobs in the community. Community input through the online survey is a critical component necessary to provide the foundation of the plan and benchmarks for planning the future.  Local residents are encouraged to log onto milledgevillega.com and share their thoughts on community actions and services. Survey respondents can enter to win one of five $50 gift certificates to local Chamber businesses.  

Milledgeville Main Street introduces Downtown Dollars, gift certificates to support local businesses. They can be purchased in denominations of $5 and can be used at more than 30 locations downtown. They can be purchased in the Main Street office, 127 E. Hancock St. For a list of participating merchants visit the Main Street Facebook.

Creekside Elementary is having a winter coat drive and is collecting new and gently used coats for children’s size six and adult small. Please drop off coats at the Communities in Schools office at Creekside or call the coordinator, Mrs. Specht, at 478-456-3127.

The Baldwin County Health Department has flu vaccinations available. For more information contact the Health Department at 478-445-1574.



Wednesday, Jan. 22

7:30 a.m.: Lake Oconee Promise Keepers meets at The River of Life center on Scott Road. Jack Minchey 706-473-0431.

10 a.m.: The American Legion “Davis Watson” Post 237, Hardwick, meets in the Birdsong Recreation Building at the Georgia War Veterans Home, 2249 Vinson Hwy. S.E. All Legion members are urged to attend. For more information call John W. Griffin, Sixth District Commander, at 478-453-0295.

10:30 a.m.-noon: Free computer classes for seniors will be held at the Senior Citizens Center in Baldwin County.

Noon: Milledgeville Exchange Club meets at the Milledgeville Country Club.

1 p.m.: Falun Gong exercise class will be held at Central City Park (formerly Bonner Park) free of charge. Cultivate mind and body with five sets of easy-to-learn exercises good for all ages and all physical conditions. For more information call 478-453-4241.

2 p.m.: The Board of Trustees of Mary Vinson Library hold a meeting upstairs in the library.

5 p.m.: Creekside Elementary School Council meets in Room 220 at the school.

6 p.m.: The Oconee Regional Medical Center/Oconee Regional Health Systems Inc. Board meets in the Administrative Suite Board Room.

6-8 p.m.: Northside Baptist Church, 1001 N. Jefferson St., offers free English lessons for non-English speakers. Free childcare is provided. Contact 478-452-6648.