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Indoor Easter fun and learning.

Indoor Easter fun and learning.

Wet weather made outdoor Easter activities not doable Saturday. Lakeview Baptist Church came up with a way to provide both fun and learn about the true meaning of the day. Children heard part of the Easter story while making “resurrection rolls” (wrapping a marshmallow inside a crescent roll) to symbolize the burial of Jesus.  

 

While the rolls baked, they hunted eggs in classrooms as well as the sanctuary.  Once the rolls were done, they were handed to the children. When they opened them, the marshmallow had dissolved, symbolizing Jesus arising.  Children then looked through their eggs to first look for letters, then numbers. The letters spelled out “Jesus Loves Me.” The numbered eggs contained small items significant to the Easter story(IE: a cup, a spear.) A part of the Easter story relating to the item was read.

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Royals roll over Southwest to end regular season.

Royals roll over Southwest to end regular season.

BCHS baseball had little trouble in their regular season finale versus Southwest, run ruling the Patriots in both games. BC won game one 15-0 in four innings. James Fordham and Caleb Senters combined for four innings of no-hit ball. Senters was 1 for 2 with 4 RBI. Dawson Chapman went 2 for 3 with 3 RBI. Ethan Savant was 1 for 2 with a double and 2 RBI. Matthew Bland was 1 for 2 with 2 RBI.

JR Fordham had an inside-the-park home run as part of an 18-0 game two win. He was 2 for 2 with a triple and 3 RBI. Carter Brannon walked one in three no-hit innings. Bland was 3 for 3 with a double and 5 RBI. Buck Hill went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI. Chapman went 1 for 2 with 1 RBI. The Royals open the playoffs at home April 29.

Cochran Cleanup Day April 23.

Cochran Cleanup Day will be held April 23.  Meet behind the Chamber of Commerce at 9 am.  Plastic bags, gloves, and masks will be provided to all those who wish to pick up litter along a road segment.  A scrap tire amnesty will also take place that day from 9 am to noon.  Tires (rimless only) can be dropped off into a dumpster that will be set up behind the police department.

 

For more info, visit cityofcochran.com 

Defense, pitching struggle in loss at Schley.

Despite giving up one hit, BCHS had six errors (just five hits) and walked 12 batters in a 10-6 loss at Schley County Wednesday night. JR Fordham homered in the loss. Carter Brannon went 2 for 4 with a double. Senior Night recognition will take place Friday when the Royals host Southwest in a doubleheader. Game one starts at 4 pm, senior night will take place between games.

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Volunteers still needed at rec. department for upcoming Dixie Softball World Series.

The Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department will host the Dixie Softball 6u and 8u World Series July 30 through August 3. Teams from across the south from Virginia to Texas will be in Cochran for the event. Volunteers are still needed to assist with a variety of tasks. Team moms are especially needed. A team mom serves basically as a local guide, providing information regarding local services such as restaurants and shopping. To volunteer or for more information, call (478)934-3225.

Many things discussed at BOE meeting.

Few votes were taken but many things were discussed and will be voted on during the May 17 meeting, including a proposal for uniforms at the success academy.  Read more here.

Mobile Food Pantry returning April 19.

The mobile food pantry will be at the Cotton Museum Gazebo behind the Cochran Bleckley Chamber of Commerce on Third Street April 19 at 9:30 am. Stay in your car upon arrival.  Don't enter from Second or Dykes Streets.  Volunteers will be needed, please arrive before 10 if you'd like to help.