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A night to learn about snakes.

A night to learn about snakes.

Jason Clark of Southeasten Reptile Rescue was at the Bleckley County High School auditorium to present an educational program on snakes.  Clark had various snakes both poisonous and non, to help educate audience members on the difference.  He also disspelled some myths about identifying snakes (IE: the shape of their eyes.)

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Cochran church to hold "free bake sale."

Meet the staff of Strong Tower Ministries and enjoy some free baked goods at their "free bake sale" this Saturday from 10 am-noon.  It will be held at the church, 186 E. Dykes St (the former LifeQuest Fitness.)

Basketball, Entrepreneurship, camps to be held in Cochran.

Life League will host a pair of camps at Middle Georgia State University's Cochran campus this summer.  Basketball camps for three age group (Junior for students in grades 3-5, Development for students in grades 6-8, and Elite for students in grades 9-12)  will run June 27-20 from 8:30 am-1 pm inside Morris Gym. An Entrepreneurship camp will be held there for rising sixth through twelfth graders July 11-14 from 9-5 pm.

Weather cooperates for BCHS graduation.

Weather cooperates for BCHS graduation.

There was a fear much of the week that Saturday's Bleckley County High School graduation would have to be moved indoors.  Forecasts called for anywhere between a 60 and 80 percent chance of rain.  But the chances faded away by Friday, and ceremonies were held in Royal Stadium Saturday morning.

Bleckley FFA Snake Awareness program May 26.

Bleckley FFA will host a Snake Awareness program May 26 at 7 pm inside the high school auditorium.   Featured speaker will be Jason Clarke, nationally recognized repitle expert.  He will teach snake identification, first aid, and avoidance.  Admission is free with donations accepted that wil go toward the travel expenses of the Ag Mechanics and Evironmental Natural Resources teams to national competition.

Cochran church beginning VBS next week.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church will be holding Vacation Bible School May 23-27 from 6-9 pm.  The theme  is Submerged: Finding Truth Below the Surface.   Classes for children age four through fifth grade.

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Get set to read this summer at the Tessie W. Norris Library.

The Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library will present their summer reading program entitled "On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!", for children in preschool through middle school.  Programs will be held at the library in June.  They are as follows.   June 1, 10 am-   Artist Martha Francis.  June 6, 10 am-  Little Ocmulgee State Park Ranger Jodi Sigei.  June 13, 2 pm-  Juggler Todd Key.

All programs are free but registration is required.  Register now through May 31.  Call the library, (478)934-0294 for more information.