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Quality games of baseball with buddies.

Quality games of baseball with buddies.

Saturday's sixth annual Spring Buddy Ball at the Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department wasn't as well attended as some.  Approximately 40 special needs children participated.  But Danette Rogers made the point that the important thing was the kids having fun.  Which they appeared to do based upon the cheers heard from them, as well as parents and others watching.   The 16th annual Fall Buddy Ball will be October 6.

Cochran Women's Club thanks community for support of service project.

Cochran Women's Club thanks community for support of service project.

As part of a statewide community service project, Cochran Women's Club collected items for victims of domestic abuse at Walmart Saturday. Donations will go toward the Salvation Army safe house in Warner Robins. There were so many donations that shopping carts had to be used for collections. Cochran Women's Club thanks the community for their donations and support.

Ninth annual Spring Buddy Ball game May 5.

The ninth annual Spring Buddy Ball game will be May 5 from 9:45 am-noon at the Cochran-Bleckley Recreation Department.  Buddy Ball is baseball for special needs children who might not normally get to participate in team sports.  These games are for special needs children ages 3-18 from Bleckley, Dodge, and Pulaski counties.  Be there by 9:45 am, games start at 10.  Lunch provided.  Call Danette Rogers, (478)934-2280, or Kathy Simmons, (478)374-6489, for more information.

Cochran church hosting gospel sing April 28.

Grace Chapel Church of God of Prophecy will hold a gospel sing April 28 at 7 pm. Performing will be Christian/Southern Gospel singer Kevin Lane and trio New Beginnings. Admission is free. The church is located at 269 GA 87 in Cochran.

Making Cochran a cleaner place.

Making Cochran a cleaner place.

The Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce and city government sponsored a cleanup day Saturday.  Volunteers went out to different parts of the city to collect trash.  People could also bring tires and other household waste to dropoff sites including behind the chamber.  Volunteers enjoyed a sack lunch once the work was done.

Cochran Women's Club collecting items for domestic violence victims April 28.

Cochran Women's Club will join other women's clubs in statewide Day of Service event by collecting items for victims of domestic violence April 28. Members will be in front of Walmart from 10 am-1 pm. According to a release, items sought include diapers, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, hair brushes, paper towels, trash bags, feminine hygiene products, shavers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and women's and children's underwear. Donations will go to the Salvation Army Safe House in Warner Robins.

Cochran Cleanup Day April 21.

As part of the Great American Cleanup, a cleanup Cochran Day will be held April 21 from 9 am-noon.  Meet behind the Chamber of Commerce on third street to receive cleaning supplies and locations.  Lunch will be provided there once completed.  For more information, call the chamber, (478)934-2965.