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Twelfth annual Bible Reading Marathon opening ceremonies May 1.

The 12th annual Bible Reading Marathon, sponsored by the Cochran-Bleckley Ministerial Alliance and International Bible Reading Association,  will be May 1-7 at the Bleckley Courthouse square.  Opening ceremonies are set for that Friday at 6 pm.  Charlie Tuck, Chaplina of American Legion Post 107, will open the ceremony with the blowing of the Shofar.  Retiring Bleckley school superintendent will be featured speaker.  Special music by Norris Copeland and Valerie Davis of Veterans High School.

Hayden Leverette, the five-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Collin Leverette, will be the first reader.  For more information, contact BRM Facilitator Jerri Tuck, 478-230-8316.

Sixth annual Spring Buddy Ball set for May 2.

The sixth annual Spring Buddy Ball will be held May 2 at the Cochran-Bleckley Recreation Department.  It's a game of baseball for special needs children who would not normally get to participate in team sports and is open to children in Bleckley, Dodge, and Pulaski counties.  Games start at 10 am and will be played on foulr fields.  Participants are asked to arrive by 9:45 to ensure getting a T-Shirt.  

Lunch will be provided afterwards.  For more information, contact Danette Rogers, 478-934-2280, or Kathy Simmons, 478-374-6489.

Bleckley Kindergarten registration April 30.

Registration for 2015-16 Kindergarten at Bleckley Primary School will be held April 30 from 8 am-2 pm.  The school asks the following items be brought to make copies of:  birth certificate, immunization record, social security card, ear, eye, and dental form and proof of residency.  Children are welcomed, but not required to attend.  All children attending must be age 5 on or before September 1.  Those enrolled in Pre K at Bleckley Learning Center will be automatically registered.  Contact Bleckley Primary with any questions, 478-934-2280. 

Fundraiser to benefit local man's medical expenses.

The family and friends of Danny Tillman are currently selling tickets for either a smoked pork chop sandwich or a smoked chicken, chips, and cake for $7.  Tillman, a deacon at Faith Temples Precious Faith Ministries in Cochran, recently lost a leg.  Proceeds from the event will go toward medical expenses.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 478-298-2944 or 478-298-2943.  Pickup is April 25 from 11 am-1 pm at Harvey's in Cochran.

Bleckley Relay For Life April 24.

The 2015 Bleckley Relay For Life will be April 24 from 6 pm-2 am at the old high school track located behind Bleckley County Primary School.  This year's theme is "Relay: 30 Years Strong."  There will be food, games, local entertainment, a bounce house for children, and characters from Princesses with a Purpose will be there for photos.

At Relay For Life, people gather to "Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back."  They celebrate those who survive cancer by holding the survivor's lap.  Those who lost their battle to cancer are remembered during the luminaria ceremony. Fighting back comes in via the money raised leading up to and that night with various campsite activities.

For more information on this year's event, email bleckley_relay4life@aol.com 

Cochran community blood drive April 13.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive April 13 from 2-7 pm in the Bleckley County Extension Office main room.  It's located at 195 Peacock Street.

Story time at the Library April 15.

Story Time at the Tessie W. Norris Cochran/Bleckley Library will be April 15 at 10 am.  Guest reader will be Margaret Kilpatrick.  Story Time is presented by the Bleckley County Retired Educators.