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THS BULLDOG DIAMOND CLUB MEMBERSHIPS

WHERE: Thomson High School

WHEN: Now

FOR MORE INFO: Thomson High School Bulldog Diamond Club memberships are now available along with season passes. For memberships and tickets, call Bubba Grimaud at (706) 595-1720 or Judy Wood at (706) 595-0179.

PROJECT M-PACT

FOR MORE INFO: McDuffie Partners Advocating Community Togetherness (M-PACT) has obtained grant funding for gang- and drug-prevention initiatives throughout McDuffie County. If you would like additional information and/or want to play a part in this endeavor, contact Leon Fields or Carrie Edwards at East Central Georgia Consortium -- ONE STOP, (706) 595-8941. Be on the lookout for more information to follow.

SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS

FOR MORE INFO: The Sons of Confederate Veterans, a heritage, history and honor society and the nation's largest Southern heritage organization, is seeking to organize a chapter in Thomson/McDuffie County. Those interested in such an endeavor should contact Georgia Division 5th Brigade Commander Michael Mull at fifthbrigade2004@yahoo.com or at (912) 618-3613.

BASEBALL, T-BALL, SOFTBALL REGISTRATION

WHERE: Thomson-McDuffie Recreation Department

WHEN: Ongoing

FOR MORE INFO: Participants can also register online at www.thomsonmcduffierecreation.com. Applications are also being accepted for umpires and volunteer coaches for baseball and softball.

CHILI/SOUP/STEW COOK-OFF

WHERE: Dearing Elementary School lunch-room

WHEN: Feb. 26

FOR MORE INFO: Cost is $5. Entries must be a 4-quart minimum and delivered to the school between 4 and 4:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold to the public at 5 p.m. for the tasting. Dessert and drinks are included. There will be a cake auction, too, so bring your homemade goodies and put them on the auction block.

BLOODMOBILE

WHERE: McDuffie Regional Medical Center

WHEN: 2-6:30 p.m. Feb. 28

FOR MORE INFO: Sponsored by Shepeard Community Blood Center.

FORT FISHER (NC) -- THE CONFEDERATE GOLIATH

WHERE: Talk of the Town Café, Fitzpatrick Hotel, Washington

WHEN: 6 p.m. Feb. 28

FOR MORE INFO: Ray Flowers, the historian at Fort Fisher, N.C., will present the program. The cost of the meeting is $10 per person and includes dinner. Reservations are required and may be made by e-mailing claibourne@darden-atlanta.net or by calling (404) 210-5811 and leaving a message. After noon Friday, make reservations by calling and leaving a message.

J.A. MAXWELL USED BOOK DRIVE

WHERE: School Library

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 2-4

FOR MORE INFO: J.A. Maxwell will play host to a second used book fair. It is currently collecting books and magazines for all ages to sell. Bring donations to the front office during school hours. The book fair is open to anyone interested.

TRI-COUNTY RETIRED EDUCATORS

WHERE: White Columns Inn, Georgia Room

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. March 3

FOR MORE INFO: Police Chief Joseph Nelson will present the program.

ANNUAL BARBECUE CHICKEN DINNER

WHERE: Queen of Angels Catholic Church

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 4

FOR MORE INFO: The barbecue chicken dinner will cost $7 and will be take-out service. Will deliver if necessary. Call Bonnie Martin at (706) 595-5176. This is a Thomson Camellia City Lions Club fundraiser.

BENEFIT PROGRAM FOR ATTORNEY ARLEEN EVANS

WHERE: Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church

WHEN: 4 p.m. March 5

FOR MORE INFO: The purpose of this benefit program is to aid attorney Evans with getting a kidney transplant. The church is located at 7 Hall St., Warrenton. Call (706) 465-2470, (706) 465-3903 or (706) 465-2864.

FREE CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

WHERE: McDuffie County Healthy Start Office, 328 W. Hill St., Thomson

WHEN: March 8-10

FOR MORE INFO: Learn about the signs of labor, how to deal with pain in labor, what to expect during childbirth, breastfeeding and the first few weeks after the baby is born. Prizes for all who attend. Call (706) 597-0364 to register.

DROP AND SHOP

WHERE: Thomson Family Y

WHEN: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday

FOR MORE INFO: Take the morning to go shopping, hang out with friends or just relax alone. Open to ages 6 months to 12 years. Cost is $15 per child. Discount for additional siblings. To register, visit any Family Y location or online at www.thefamilyy.org. Financial assistance is available for all Family Y programs.

ONE STOP MAY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU

WHERE: East Central Georgia Consortium One Stop

WHEN: Now

FOR MORE INFO: More than 25,000 jobs will be opening for the heavy construction industry throughout the state. An experienced construction laborer can earn $20 per hour. If you are unemployed, willing to travel and Georgia Work Ready Certified, contact the local One Stop for more information at (706) 595-8941. The One Stop has placed more than 45 people in jobs related to this industry after training. Come get your training today.

AFTERSCHOOL TUTORING FOR THS STUDENTS

WHERE: Thomson High

WHEN: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursday

FOR MORE INFO: For math, students may see Mrs. Costello in Room 209; for English, Mrs. Flanders in Room 111; for social studies, Mrs. Hubert in Room 405; and for science, Mrs. Pereda in Room 304. There is no charge to the student for this supplemental educational service. Call the THS guidance department at (706)

986-4222.

McDUFFIE COUNTY EVENING SCHOOL CREDIT RECOVERY

WHERE: Thomson High

WHEN: 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

FOR MORE INFO: This option is for Thomson High School students who have failed a required course for graduation. All courses are computer-based, self-paced, and aligned with the Georgia Performance Standards. The cost for each course is $50 per half-unit attempted, and students may register in the guidance office. A student is not permitted to leave early unless a parent or guardian comes to sign him/her out. Contact the guidance department at (706) 986-4222.

GET A BURN PERMIT

WHERE: By Calling (877) 652-2876

WHEN: Always get a burn permit; it's the law

FOR MORE INFO: Breezy, warm, spring days are perfect for enjoying the outdoors, but they're perfect, too, for wildfires. To prevent the spread of wildfires, the Georgia Forestry Commission is urging residents to take extra precautions when burning yard debris, using an outdoor grill or enjoying campfires. If you're not sure when to get a permit, call (877) OK2-burn or log on to GaTrees.org.



Web posted on Thursday, February 24, 2011













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