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Gospel group to be part of Cochran church Homecoming.

Cochran Church of the Nazarene will celebrate Homecoming May 1.  Service starts at 10:30 am with special music by the Mark Dubbed Family.  Lunch to follow.  The church is located at 122 Bowman Road.

Ugandan Thunder Children's Choir at Ruth Baptist May 10.

The Ugandan Thunder Children's Choir will perform inside the Social Hall of Ruth Baptist Church May 10 at 6:30 pm.  For more information, call the church office, (478)934-3607.

Seventh annual Spring Buddy Ball May 7.

The Seventh Annual Spring Buddy Ball game will be held May 7 at the Cohran Bleckley Rec. Department.  Games start at 10 am, participants are asked to arrive by 9:45 to receive T-Shirts.  Buddy Ball is a special game of baseball for special needs children who normally wouldn't get to participate in team sports.  This game is open to children ages 3-17 with special needs in Bleckley, Dodge, and Pulaski Counties.  Games will be held on all four fields, lunch provided afterward.

For more information, call Danette Rogers, (478)934-2280, or Kathy Simmons, (478)374-6489.

Cochran church to hold missions auction.

First Baptist Church will hold a missions auction May 1 starting at 5 pm at the Hangar, 130 Beech Street.  The 5 pm spaghetti dinner will benefit this summer's senior yoouth trip to the Domnician Republic.  A silent auction at 5:30 will benefit the church's Mission Scholarship Fund.

To donate for the auction or more information, contact Jeff Dykes, jdykes@fbccochran.com

Middle Georgia State to host money management sessions.

As part of "Money Smart Week," Middle Georgia State University will host a pair of money management sessions inside the Presidential Dining Room (top floor of Georgia Hall) April 29 and 30. Both are free to students and the public is also invited to attend. April 29- "VISA's Financial Football" at 10:30 am. April 30- "Putting yourself in the Driver's Seat- How to Buy a Car" at 10 am. To register for either session, go to www.moneysmartweek.org Contact MGA Financial Aid Advisor Rachel Byrd for more information, 1-877-238-8664, rachel.byrd.@mga.edu 

Bible Reading Marathon April 29-May 5.

Opening ceremonies for the 13th Annual Bible Reading Marathon will be held April 29 at 6 pm on the Bleckley Courthouse Square.  Guest speaker will be school superintendent Steve Smith.  The event runs daily through May 5, the National Day of Prayer.  For more information call Jerri Tuck, (478)230-8316.

Story Time at the Library April 20.

Story Time at the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran Bleckley Library will be April 20 at 10 am.  Presented by the Bleckley County Retired Educators, guest reader will be Sharon Williams.