Oconee Regional Healthcare Foundation's Samuel M. Goodrich, M.D., 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. 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. 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.
June 3 through July 19 the Baldwin County Nutrition Department provides free meals to children. (No meals will be served July 4-5.) The meals will be served at Baldwin High School, Monday through Friday. Breakfast is served from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A school bus will deliver and serve lunch to the following sites: Graham Homes, 11 a.m.; Duplex City, 11:25 a.m.; GNETS, 11:45 a.m.; River Bend Apartments, 12:10 p.m.; The Manor, 12:40 p.m.; Finnagan’s Mobile Home Park, 1:05 p.m.; 5th Street Mobile Home Park, 1:30 p.m.; and Lockwood Mobile Home Park, 1:50 p.m. There are no income or registration requirements and any child up to age 18 may eat free. For more information contact Jeanne Starr, Director of Baldwin County School Nutrition, 478-457-3315.
For the month of June the Animal Rescue Foundation Inc. (ARF) is having a cat adoption special called Rainbow of Cats because their cats are the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The adoption fee special is only $25 for teenage and adult cats who have been at the shelter since before May 20. ARF is open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. ARF is located at 711 S. Wilkinson St. Their phone number is 478-454-1273 and they can be found on Facebook as well as their website, www.animalrescuefoundation.org.
Wednesday, May 29
7:30 a.m.: Lake Oconee Promise Keepers meets at The River of Life center on Scott Road. Jack Minchey 706-473-0431.
8:30 a.m.: Belk invites customers to attend its 125th Anniversary Celebration ‘Open House’. A community breakfast will be served beginning at 8:30, with a gift card giveaway beginning at 9:30 for the first 100 customers. Special guests will include Senator Rusty Kidd, Mayor Richard Bently and April Bragg, Chamber of Commerce CEO. There will also be special entertainment.
10 a.m. to noon: Dogwood Retirement Apartments, 101 S. Columbia St., will hold a Health and Resource Fair. Amedysis Health Care Service, Compassionate Care Clinic and Southern Care Hospice will be on site to provide health screenings. There will also be various resource vendors. Tours will be provided upon request and refreshments will be provided.
10:30 a.m. to noon: Free computer classes for seniors will be held at the Senior Citizens Center in Baldwin County.
Noon: The Oconee Regional Medical Center Inc. and the Oconee Regional Health Systems Inc. Board of Directors will hold their Executive Compensation Committee meeting in the Administrative Suite Board Room.
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 5 sets of easy-to-learn exercises good for all ages and all physical conditions. For more information call 478-453-4241.
1 to 3 p.m.: Digital Bridges Open Computer Clinic is open in the Knight Community Innovation Center, 127 W. Hancock St. Work station availability is limited. The clinic is designed to teach basic skills to adult beginning computer users. Participants may come with specific questions or for general knowledge. For more information call 478-387-0254 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your slot or to volunteer.
6 p.m.: The Bicycling Club of Milledgeville & Baldwin County meets in the basement of Blackbird Coffee on Hancock Street. Join cyclists of all types, ages and levels of ability to discuss plans for upcoming rides. Visit http://mvillebikes.com.