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May 10, 2013

Day Book, May 10, 2013

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MILLEDGEVILLE — If you are interested in becoming a Foster or Adoptive parent, IMPACT pre-service training classes will be held on May 11. Classes will be held at Jones County DFCS, 141 James Street, Gray, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class is free and is available for families from Baldwin, Jones, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson Counties. For more information call 1-877-210-5437 or 478-445-7020.

The sixth annual Fun Day for Kids, sponsored by Tracy Harper Productions along with Butler Ford and Flipper Chapel AME Church, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Admission is free. Prizes will be given away along with scholarships for area students. There will also be a car given away to one area student. Students must have a 4.0 grade point average and have proof of transcript to receive awards. For more information call 478-454-7556.

As of Monday, May 6, 2013 the road leading onto Foston Trailer Park from Harrisburg Road will be closed indefinitely due to illegal trash dumping and road conditions.

Oconee Regional Healthcare Foundation's Samuel M. Goodrich, MD, Endowed Healthcare Scholarship is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year. Application packets have been sent to area colleges and universities that offer degrees in healthcare fields of study. Scholarships will be made in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 for the academic year. The guidelines for the Scholarship Fund are: 1) applicants must be enrolled in a healthcare or healthcare-related field of study; 2) a minimum of 2 years toward a program should be completed to demonstrate commitment to the particular field of study for undergraduate programs, all graduate program students meet this qualification; 3) preference will be given to Baldwin County current or former residents, but in the absence of qualified candidates from this area, other applicant qualifications will be considered; 4) the deadline for application submission is May 31. Applications for the Scholarship Fund can be obtained by visiting www.oconeeregional.com and clicking on the “Foundation” tab.

The Lake Oconee Bible Bee is excited to announce the beginning of the 5th Bible Bee season. Family registration runs from April 1 through May 31, and study materials will be released on June 1. The Lake Oconee Bible Bee will be holding monthly fun family activities in preparation for the local contest, which will be held on August 24 at Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church. The competition challenges youth from ages seven to 18 years in Bible knowledge and memorization first at local contests held around the country at the end of August, and then at a National Competition held in November for the top 300 contestants from across the nation. The winners of the National Bible Bee Competition earn $260,000 in cash prizes, as well as other awards. Please contact Melinda Spivey or Christie Pineda at BibleBee.org/LakeOconee if you have any questions or would like to volunteer. Learn more about the National Bible Bee and register at www.BibleBee.org.

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