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Story Time at the Library May 20

Story Time at the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran Bleckley Library will be May 20 at 10 a.m.  

John Ricks will be the reader.

Story Time is presented by the Bleckley County Retired Educators.

Cochran church spaghetti plate sale to benefit VBS

Cochran First Church of the Nazarene will hold a spaghetti plate sale at the church May 16 from noon-2 p.m.  Cost is $7.50 and includes spaghetti, salad, desert and tea for those who dine in. Delivery within the city limits available.  To purchase tickets, call Tevita Jones, 478-298-9364.

Corn hole tournament, Spring Fling, to benefit church missions

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church will hold their first annual corn hole tournament and spring fling day May 16.  Check in for the tournament is 11 a.m. with start time at 11:30.  BBQ chicken plates (1/2 chicken slaw, beans, bread & home-made pound cake), available for purchase for $10.

Other activities include snow cones, bubbles, and music. Cash or checks (made payable to Mt. Calvary Missions) will be accepted. The proceeds will go toward mission projects. Registration due by May 13. Contact Pete Alley for more information, 478-230-7166, alley_607@hotmail.com

Summer Reading Program at Tessie W. Norris/Cochran Bleckley Library

The Tessie W. Norris/Cochran Bleckley Library will have their summer reading program during the month of June.

This year's theme is "Every hero has a story."  The program is open to children in pre school through middle school.

Here is the schedule of programs for the month.

 Thursday, June 4th @ 10:00 a.m. – Magician Ken Scott Wednesday, June 10th @ 10:00 a.m. – Comic Book Artist Tracy Yardley (for ages 6 & up only) Wednesday, June 17th @ 10:00 a.m. – Little Ocmulgee State Park Ranger Jodi Sigei Wednesday, June 24th @ 10:00 a.m. – Artist Martha Francis Registration is May 18-30.  All programs are free.  Call the library for more information, 478-934-2904.  

Pilot Club of Cochran to hold Over 80 appreciation party.

The Pilot Club of Cochran will hold an Over 80 appreciation party April 24 at 3 pm in the First United Methodist Church Social Hall for residents 80 years young and above.  Cake, ice cream, and entertainment provided.  Family and friends of special loved ones are asked to transport guests to and from event.  If you or someone you know would like to attend, contact Neta O'Berry (478-934-6638, 478-954-3388) or Julia Lucas (478-934-9472, 478-278-8875.)

Good turnout for Spring Buddy Ball.

Good turnout for Spring Buddy Ball.

The sixth annual Spring Buddy Ball was held Saturday at the Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department.  Special needs children from Bleckley, Dodge, and Pulaski Counties got to enjoy a game of baseball with a "buddy," a volunteer who offered a helping hand.  Volunteers included coaches from the middle and high school as well as baseball and softball players.  There were 50 children participating according to Danette Rogers.  After the game, everyone enjoyed hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch.

Bleckley Primary holds Mother and Son fun night.

Bleckley Primary holds Mother and Son fun night.

Bleckley County Primary School held their annual Mother and Son fun night at the old high school baseball field. Sponsored by the Bleckley Primary PTO, the night featured food, inflatables, and games to enjoy.