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Cochran church beginning VBS next week.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church will be holding Vacation Bible School May 23-27 from 6-9 pm.  The theme  is Submerged: Finding Truth Below the Surface.   Classes for children age four through fifth grade.

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Get set to read this summer at the Tessie W. Norris Library.

The Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library will present their summer reading program entitled "On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!", for children in preschool through middle school.  Programs will be held at the library in June.  They are as follows.   June 1, 10 am-   Artist Martha Francis.  June 6, 10 am-  Little Ocmulgee State Park Ranger Jodi Sigei.  June 13, 2 pm-  Juggler Todd Key.

All programs are free but registration is required.  Register now through May 31.  Call the library, (478)934-0294 for more information.

Bleckley 21st Century Summer Camp May 30-June 24.

Bleckley 21st Century will offer a summer day camp for local students in kindergarten through eighth grade May 30-June 24 from 8 am-1 pm.  The camp will offer a variety of math and literacy activities to help promote retention of past year school knowledge as well as promote new skills to help prepare students for the upcoming school year. There will also be fun acitivities offered including, music, fishing, and basketball camp.

Space is limited.  Transportation available through BOE school buses.  Breakfast and lunch served daily.  For more information, call Sheila Brantley, (478)934-4300, extension one, or Pamela Moore, (478)934-4300, extension two.

BCHS Graduation Ceremonies May 21.

Bleckley County High School will hold graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2016 May 21 at 9 am inside Royal Stadium.  It's located at 242 E. Dykes St.

Children's choir shares their faith.

Children's choir shares their faith.

The Ugandan Thunder Children's Choir performed Tuesday night at Ruth Baptist Church.  The choir is made up of children from the Royal School and Orphanage in Mityana, Uganda.  The children sang songs as well as prayed with audience members and presented them with a cross necklace as a gift.  

Ugandan Thunder uses their performances to raise awareness and funds for Pennies for Posho.  According to a statement on their website, the charity is designed to feed hungry children in Africa.  To learn more, visit penniesforposho.org

Story Time at the Library May 18

Story Time at the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library will be May 18.  Presented by the Bleckley County Retired Educators, guest reader will be Laura Bowen.

A time to pray for America.

A time to pray for America.

To coincide with the end of the Bible Reading Marathon, a National Day of Prayer service was held Thursday night inside First Baptist Church's Social Hall.  The theme was "Wake Up America."  Guests heard prayers from people in the community for various areas of country (IE: the military, families) as well as a special message from Bethany Baptist Church Associate Pastor Wes Young.