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Kids Speak: Bleckley 3rd Graders Talk Being Invisible

Kids Speak: Bleckley 3rd Graders Talk Being Invisible

It is said, in the entertainment world, that the most challenging work environment involves pets and kids.

But it is a positive challenge – one that most adults should try more often everyday.

Working with kids – talking to kids, or listening to kids.

For when you listen to what kids have to say, there is no telling what you will hear. Sometimes, you might even learn something.

Recently, a group of third grade students at Bleckley County Elementary School were asked the question, “If you were invisible for one day, what would you do and why?”

Dog Stories Wanted

Dog Stories Wanted

Dogs are everywhere, and at one time or another, most people have had a dog in their lives or still do. A book is being compiled of dog stories, Becky Holland, retired Georgia newspaper journalist/freelance writer/blogger, is hoping to collect dog stories from all over the middle Georgia area.

Holland is a native of Bleckley County, and once was the sports and features editor of the Cochran Journal, and most recently served as the news editor of the Americus Times-Recorder and the lifestyle editor of the LaGrange Daily News. She currently writes for Examiner.Com, Kirkus Indie and a variety of other online and print publications.

Share your dog story by finishing the following sentence: "My dog has made/makes a difference in my life by ..." in 300 to 500 words, sharing real life experiences or memories. Be sure to include your dog's name, age, gender, breed, your name, age, location and how you got your dog. 

Stella Needs a Home

Stella Needs a Home

Georgia Canine Rescue and Rehabilitation, a non-profit rescue that focuses on the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of shelter dogs, has several dogs that are ready for adoption and are looking for homes. 

Stella is a very quiet Bichon Frise who needs a loving home. Stella, like all the dogs at GCRR, has been full 'vetted,' which means shots, microchipped and fixed. She came from an out of state shelter, and has a cataract in her right eye. A sweet personality, Stella may take a bit to warm up to her new owners, but once she does, it is certain that she will become a forever companion.

She is five years old and likes the quiet life.

Call the Georgia Canine Rescue and Rehabilitation in Cochran.  Call (478)271-4277 and/or email pittieprotector@yahoo.com.

 

Bleckley Writer Looking for Dog Stories

Bleckley Writer Looking for Dog Stories

There are a ton of books available today about dogs and their relationships with their human companions.

Most of these dogs have an extraordinary story or have done something extra special.  A local writer is looking for stories of everyday ordinary dogs from middle Georgia - stories of how the dogs have made a difference in the lives of their human companions, along with pictures of the dogs.

The stories will be collected from March 2012 to August 2012. E-mail rlhg4@bellsouth.net or visit the Facebook page.

 

 

Annual Bleckley NAACP Freedom Fund event to be March 17

The Bleckey County branch of the NAACP will hold its 19th annual freedom fund banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Middle Georgia College dining hall at 1100 Second St. in Cochran.

Tickets are available as follows: Tables $330 (seats 10), Adults $30 and youth tickets $15. Deadline to purchase tickets is March 14. For more details call (478)934-7624.

Bleckley Couple Lives in Home for More Than 57 years

Bleckley Couple Lives in Home for More Than 57 years

Home is where the heart is, and for more than 57 years, Broughton and Dorothy Jean Bozeman's hearts have been in their West Dykes Street residence in Cochran.

The Bozemans are the third owners of the home. The first was the builder of the home – Morgan Taylor, who worked for the railroad, and the second was a local businessman, Joe Reed.

Bleckley County Pre-K Registration is March 5

Bleckley County Pre-K Registration is March 5

Bleckey County will hold its pre-kindergarten registration for the 2012-2013 school year on March 5, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Children must be 4 years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2012. 5 year olds can attend under special circumstances. You will need the following information at time of registration: Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Proof of Georgia residence(power bill, rent receipt, tax/tag receipt, etc), certificate of immunization if your child has had his or her 4th birthday, verification of Wellcare, PeachCare, Medicaid, TANF, or food stamps.

Out of county children will be put on a waiting list untl all Bleckey County children are serviced.

Call 934-9094 for questions.