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Miss Middle Georgia Relay for Life Pagent May 1

The 2011 Miss Middle Georgia Relay for Life Pagent will be held May 1 at 2 pm in the BCHS Auditorium.  The pagent has categories from baby miss (not walking) to Miss (17-20 years old)  There is also a Survivor Queen category which is for any age survivor of cancer.

Cost is $75.  An optional photogenic category is $10.  Checks, made out to Bleckley County Relay for Life, should be sent to Miss Middle Georgia Relay for Life Pagent, 102 Wood Oak Circle, Cochran, GA 31014.  Applicactions are due by April 29.  Applications will be accepted after deadline if there are not 10 participants in an age group.  Call Lynn Young at 478-230-2108 for more information.  A copy of the registration form and rules can be found in the forms section on bleckleyprogress.com 

Proceeds benefit the Bleckley County Relay for Life and the Bleckley Elementary relay team.

38th Harness Festival Coming Up This Weekend

April 14: Sponsor's Dinner

April 15: Fireworks and Live Entertainment

April 16: 5k Road Race, Opening Ceremonies, BarBQ Competition sanctioned by the GA BarBQ Association, Harness Racing, More Music, Arts & Crafts, Kids Games, and Fun for the Entire Family.

Read more about the Harness Festival.

A dance like no other at the Cochran Community House.

A dance like no other at the Cochran Community House.

The Cochran Community House has been the site of many dances for BCHS students.  This one was different.  It was for "Mrs. Churchwell's class."  "Mrs. Churchwell" is Pam Churchwell, who teaches special needs students.  Attendees got all the trimmings of a prom inlcuding being transported to the dance in a limo and introductions by principal Michelle Masters.  After that, they went inside for a full night of picture-taking, refreshments, and of course, dancing.

Churchwell said she came up with the idea because while some of her students might be interested in the prom, they wouldn't enjoy the large crowd associated with it.  A look at the faces of attendees left no doubt that they were enjoying the evening.  Some other BC Juniors and Seniors were in attendance to help out and mingle with the guests.  As they would leave at the end of the night, Churchwell would thank them for attending.  A common reply?

Local Church to Participate in Simulcast on Good Friday

Mount Calvary Baptist Church will partcipate in a simulcast entitled "Secret Church" on April 22.  The event is sponsored by Lifeway Christian Bookstores and will be hosted by author David Platt. 

According to promotional materials, the event is designed to help people identify with "the persecuted church." 

Call 478-934-0810 for more information.  Mount Calvary Baptist is located at 134 Abney Rd. in Cochran.



Relay for Life Day at Saturday's MGC Baseball Game

It will be Relay for Life day on April 9 when the Middle Georgia College Warriors host Georgia Perimeter Saturday.  Drinks will be sold in relay for life cups. 

T-shirts commemorating the day will be for sale.  Both teams are tied for first in the GJCAA. 

The doubleheader begins at 2 p.m.

Junior Journalist Auditions

Junior journalist auditions will take place today at the Galleria Mall in Centerville from 4-6 p.m.

The child auditioning must be born between August 1, 1998 and August 1, 2001. You must bring proof of date of birth to the audition.

The audition in Macon will take place Tuesday, April 5 from 4-6 p.m. in the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

The children will be scored on the spot during the first round of auditions. The top scoring 50 kids will be called back for a second round, where they will answer questions on camera. A panel of 13WMAZ employees will judge those auditions. The top scoring 25 kids will move on to a final round that will be judged by a community panel. We will not contact the children between rounds 2 and 3. We will surprise the winning children in their classrooms before school lets out for the summer.

Battle of Guitars Begins in Chester Tonight at 6 p.m.

Battle of Guitars Begins in Chester Tonight at 6 p.m.

Battle of Guitars, a Middle Georgia tradition since 1973, hits the Old school gym in Chester today beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and 12 and under are free with a paying adult. 

Double Barrell Band opens at 6 p.m. followed by the Attaways at 7 p.m. The Battle continues with the Rocky Creek Band at 8 p.m. and the Lee Jessup Band at 9 p.m.

Concessions are available and all proceeds benefit the Chester Lions Club.