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Middle Georgia State OTA Program organizing support group for parents of special needs children.

Parents of children with physical, mental, or emotional special needs in Cochran are invited to the first meeting of a new support group being organized by faculty and students of Middle Georgia State University's Occupational Therapy Assistant Degree Program. The first meeting will be September 25 from 5:30-6:30 pm in room 108 of Roberts Library located at the corner of Ann and Second Streets. Program lecturer Lauren Padgett Grey said in a release they realized through their work that many parents needed organized support not available locally. She added "We wanted to see if we could help meet a need those parents have as they advocate for their children." Parents with questions before the meeting can contact Gray, (478)934-3114, lauren.padgett@mga.edu

Cochran church holding "See You At The Pole" rally September 24.

"See You At The Pole," the annual event where students gather in front of the flagpoles at their schools to pray, will be September 27 at 7 am. To help promote that day, Christ Chapel Cochran will be hosting a "See You At The Pole Rally," September 24 at the Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department from 5-7 pm. Special music by Noah Cleveland. Guest speaker will be Randy Huff, Associate Pastor of Christ Chapel Zebulon.

Local musical talent coming together to help BCHS One Act.

BCHS One Act presents "Hometown Celebrities" September 23 at 7 pm in the high school auditorium.  A concert of local musical talent including Eric Nobles and Jess Darsey, Miranda Bryant, Joey Williams & Family, Amanda Maxwell & Tim Darsey, Matthew White & Band, many more.  Admission $6 per person with proceeds benefitting this year's one act play class.

Bingo night a regular thing at "the Tower."

Bingo night a regular thing at "the Tower."

If you drive through Cochran on the last Saturday night of the month, you'll likely see cars parked in front of Strong Tower Ministries.  That's because the last Saturday is bingo night.  From 6-8 pm, a free bingo game is held, complete with prizes.  Started in March, Pastor Chris Bambrough (who calls out the numbers) said the game was a community event.  Child care is available, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Services are held Sundays at 10:30 am, Wednesdays at 7:30 pm.  Lean more about Strong Tower by visiting their website.

Cochran church holding monthly bingo game Saturday.

Strong Tower Ministries will hold their monthly bingo game August 25 from 6-8 pm.  Admission is free, children 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.  Light refreshments served, prizes awarded.  The church is located at 186 E Dykes St.

A night of family comedy.

A night of family comedy.

Whie the walls of House of Grace Church in Cochran echo with the sounds of worship and praise on Sundays, they echoed with laughter and applause Saturday night as comedian Lisa Mills appeared.  Mills, a Warner Robins native, shared her southern-inspired everyday tales of life, sprinkled with generous amounts of humor.  

You can lean more about Mills by visiting her website.

Young artists show off their talent.

Young artists show off their talent.

The Cochran-Bleckley Arts Alliance held their third annual Sidewalk Art Contest Saturday morning. Children, with provided materials, drew on the sidewalk in front of the Arts Alliance building. There were 23 participants Winners by division. Pre K- Eliana Agnew, fourth place. Kailee Bryant, third place. Levi Arnold, second place. Paige Bryant, first place. Elementary- Julie Arnold, fourth place. Alex Jones, third place. Andy Jones, second place. Ellen Arnold, first place. Middle School- Sierra Arnold fourth place. Kwang Seo, third place. Garrett Rogers, second place. Adryana Newbrey, first place.