2006-03-09 / Community Calendar

Community Calendar

The Georgia Department of Labor will be at Lincoln County Family Connection, 115 Main Street, every first Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m. 12 p.m.

For more information please call 706-359-5769 or 359-5766

GDL here on Tues.

Augusta Technical College and Lincoln County Family Connection are offering GED/Adult Literacy classes Monday Thursday at 1196 B Augusta Hwy. Monday and Wednesday classes are 9 5; Tuesday and Thursday classes are 9 8. Classes will be closed everyday from 1-2 for lunch.

For more information, please call 706-359-3425 or 359-5769.

GED classes

The Terry Tankersley Memorial Trail Ride will be held on Sat., March 25 at Bussey Point Recreation Area from 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Cost is $5 per horse. Primitive camping is available, along with concessions, all day on Saturday with lunch on the point. No dogs please.

Call the chamber office at 3597970 for directions and more information. Trail ride

Lincoln County and the City of Lincolnton, in partnership with Keep America Beautiful, are asking residents, youth groups, church groups and clubs, to participate in the 2006 Keep Georgia Beautiful clean up drive to be held Sat., April 15 from 8 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Gloves and trash bags will be pro

Clean up day

Spring revival

The 5th annual Women on the Move for Christ Prayer Brunch of the Saint Luke Baptist Church of Lincolnton, Georgia, will be Saturday morning, March 11, 2006 at 10 a.m. Rev. Anita Pryor of the First Dayspring Baptist Church Augusta, Georgia will be the Guest Speaker.

Rev. Kathy Jones will be Worship Leader and The Virtuous Women of Praise will render the music. Lunch will be served. All women are invited to attend this spiritual event. Contact Cender Crawford 793-4368 or 2934383 for further information. St. Luke is located on Metasville Road, Lincolnton, Georgia.

Prayer brunch

Annual spring revival services will be held at Newberry Missionary Baptist Church March 15 17 at 7 p.m. Speakers will be Wed. Rev. Tonita Cody, pastor of Parks Grove Holiness Church; Thurs. Rev. Alvin Rivers youth minister of Newberry Missionary Baptist Church; and Fri. Rev. Dennis Quinn pastor of First Baptist Church. Rev. Willie J. White is pastor.

The Lincoln County Board of Tax Assessors regular meetings for 2006 will be: Jan. 17; Feb. 21; March 21; April 18; May 16; June 20; July 18; Aug. 15; Sept. 19; Oct. 17; Nov. 21; and Dec. 19.

The meetings will start at 4 p.m. in the Lincoln County Courtroom.

Tax Assessors meetings

Are you having trouble hearing or communicating on the telephone? You may qualify for a free TTY, amplified telephone, braille TTY or speech communication equipment that can solve your communication needs.

Go to the www.gachi.org/gatedp to request an application. For more information, you may call 1-888-2979461.

Free equipment

Information and/or pictures of the old Chamberlain Ferry, the fish camp in that area or along the Savannah River before it became the lake, is needed. Any stories or remembrances would be greatly appreciated, no matter how trivial they may seem to you. Specific memories of Gordon Bradford, the last ferryman who ran the ferry for 20 years or any of the Bradford family members would be wonderful.

Please contact Bill or Betty Bradford Luking at 359-3355 or you may send any photos or notes to journal@nu-z.net.

Looking for info

Free tax preparation, sponsored by the AARP and IRS, will be offered at the library. Please bring your 2005 tax returns and social security cards for children. Please call 359-3580 for appointments.

Free tax help

The 2006 River of Life Misson Advance is currently in the planning stages and they are looking for homes whose owners are in need of their help.

Nomination forms may be picked up at the Lincolnton United Methodist Church office on any Mon., Tues., or Thurs. between 9 a.m. 2 p.m.

They also welcome any local youth group that may want to participate. You may contact Chuck or Leigh Beggs at 359-2545 for more information. River of Life

A 4-Man Scramble Golf Tournament will be held Sat., May 13 at Rocky Branch Golf Course. The cost is $150 per team and the proceeds will benefit the Lincoln County Food Pantry and Ministerial Association.

For registration information, please call Dan Rosser at 359-3303 or Russell Davis at 359-1480.

Golf tournament

American Legion Post 194 Ladies Auxiliary will meet March 9 at 7:30 p.m. Please remember your donations of grits, self-rising flour and cornmeal, for the food pantry.

Auxiliary to meet

Mt. Zion Baptist Church will have Pastor Appreciation Services on Sun., March 12 at 11:45 a.m. with Rev. Ricky Battle, Jr., pastor of Green Branch Baptist Church, serving as guest speaker. Dinner will be served. Everyone is invited to come out and fellowship with us. Robert L. Crawford is pastor. Pastor appreciation vided. There will be some give-aways for participants. They hope to pick up trash and other debris on city and county roads, lakefront areas and boat launch areas. If you have an area that is of particular interest to you, be sure to let the organizers know. Volunteers may contact the Lincoln County Solid Waste at 359-4414 or the City of Lincolnton at 359-3239.

It's time again for the Blackmon and Wynn family reunion. There will be a meeting at the home of Frances Partlow on March 18 at 5 p.m. Please call Frances with any questions.

Family reunion

Classes of 1942-1965 of Lincolnton Colored High School and Lincoln County Training School will have a planning meeting at the library on Sun., March 12 at 4 p.m. Please plan to be in attendance.

The varsity and JV doubleheader games scheduled for Wed., March 8 at Jefferson has been rescheduled due to exams. The JV will play at 4:15 and varsity will play at 6:15 on Fri., March 10.

Game rescheduled

Class reunion

A turkey shoot, sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 194, will be held at the American Legion Fairgrounds on Feb. 24 from 7 10 p.m.

Turkey shoot

Harmony Baptist Church will be celebrating its 132nd church anniversary on Sun., March 5, 3 p.m. Rev. Larry Neal of First New Hope Baptist Church of Augusta, Ga. will be in charge of the service. All are invited and welcomed come and be blessed. Church anniversary

The Pine Needle Garden Club will have a reception for the winners of the Smokey Bear contest and their parents on March 13 at 7 p.m.

It's now time for the garden club dues for 2006. New members are welcome.

Winners reception

The Concerned Citizens of Lincoln County will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs., March 16 at the Lincoln County Library. The guest speaker will be Robert Seymour, director of water and waste water. Come and be a part of the concerned citizens of Lincoln County.

Citizens to meet

There will be a movie night at The Lincoln Center on Fri., March 24, 6 9 p.m. for ages Pre-K to fifth grade. All you can eat popcorn and drinks for $3. Door prizes will be given away. Please bring something soft to sit on.

This event is sponsored by The Courthouse Crew. All proceeds will go to the Relay For Life. For more information, please call Dena Gibson at 706-359-5589. Movie night March 24

Loco VFD will have a chicken barbecue plate sale on Sat., March 11 from 11 a.m. until sold out. Cost of plates is $6 each. All proceeds will go to fund equipment for the department. Please come and support your fire department. Barbecue plate sale

Classic ReRuns will have a "bag sale" during the month of March. All items that can be placed in a brown paper bag may be purchased for $5. This sale is on adult clothes only.

Classic ReRuns is located at 108 Main St. and is open Thurs., Sat., 10 a.m. 4 p.m.

Come out and get the bargains that you have been looking for and did not realize they were in your local community. March bag sale

The Lincoln County Office of Emergency Services will hold a CPR/ First Aid class on March 14 at 6:30 p.m. You must pre-register by March 8 by filling out a form at the office and pay a $10 non-refundable deposit.

CPR class is $25; CPR/ First Aid is $35. For more information, please call 359-4855.

CPR/First aid class

A Student Development Workshops and Biomedical Research Symposium for high school and college students will be held Sat., March 25 at the Medical College of Georgia. There is no charge for the workshops and research symposium, however, an estimated number is needed by Tues., Feb. 28.

Interested students may contact ljames@mail.mcg.edu or wsykes@ mail.mcg.edu or call 706-721-2522 for more information.

Workshop and symposium

The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 194 will have a turkey shoot on Sat., March 25, opening day of turkey season, at the fairgrounds, from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. They will have a drawing for a Remington 12 gauge 870 Super Mag Black Synthetic. Chicken leg quarters will also be cooked on the grounds. For more information, please call Michael Wengrow at 359-3612 or Jeff Gassaway at 401-1526. Proceeds will go for veteran programs.

Turkey shoot

A Living History Program will be held at the Robert Toombs House April 1, 2006 from 11 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

Join living history participants as they portray General Bob (Robert) Toombs, his family and friends in 1863, as Toombs returns home having been wounded at the Battle of Antietum. In an attempt to "go on with life," a barbecue is prepared for tasting, along with games, lively conversation and period activities. Visitors will interact as guests of the Toombs family for a delightful experience. History program

All Medicare recipients should now be aware that if they suffer from conditions such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory disorders, and have difficulty walking or propelling a standard wheelchair, they may be eligible to receive an electric wheelchair paid for by Medicare.

For information on Medicare eligibility, contact Gregory at 1-800810-2877. Electric wheelchairs

Classic ReRuns, located at 108 Main Street, Lincolnton, is opened to everyone. This is an opportunity to get name brand clothing at a much reduced rate. All items are donated with proceeds going back into the community.

There will be a sale during the month of February buy two garments and get one free of equal or lesser value.

Hours of operation are Thurs., Sat., 10 4. If you would like to donate items or have questions, you may call Classic ReRuns during operating hours at 359-5765 or call Lincoln County Family Connection Mon., Fri., 9 5 at 359-5769/5766.

Open to everyone

The Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association will meet at the Lincoln County Library, 181 N. Peachtree St., on Thurs., March 9 at 11 a.m. All members, retired educators and anyone who plans to retire from the field of education, are asked to be present.

Membership shall be granted, upon payment of dues, to anyone who has retired or who plans to retire, from the field of education. Coleman Kennedy is president.

LWREA to meet

The 2006 Thunder Over Thurmond committee are actively seeking potential underwriters/sponsors for the 5th Annual Thunder Over Thurmond Festival of Events. If you are interested contact Ginger Parham, Chamber Administrator, Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce 706-359-7970 or George Woodsby, Economic Development Director, McCormick County 864-465-2231.

Looking for sponsors

The American Legion Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 194, will meet at 7 p.m. on March 14 at the legion home. All members are asked to please attend.

SAL to meet

The Lincoln County Planning & Zoning Board meetings for 2006 are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on the following dates in the Commis-sioner's Conference Room on the first floor of the Lincoln County Courthouse: Mon., Jan. 9; Mon., Feb. 6; Mon., March 6; Mon., April 10; Mon., May 8; Mon. June 5; Mon., July 10; Mon., Aug. 7; Mon., Sept. 11; Mon., Oct. 9; Mon., Nov. 6; and Mon., Dec. 4.

Zoning meeting

The Lincoln County Health Department will have the University Hospital Breast Health Center Mobile Mammography Unit visit March 28, 2006.

Anyone interested in having a mammogram done, please telephone the Lincoln County Health Department at 359-3154 to schedule an appointment.

Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance will pay for a screening mammogram. This mobile unit is accredited by The American College of Radiology and certified by The Food and Drug Administration. Mammography unit to visit

The next nationwide test date for ACT Assessment is April 8, 2006. Registration postmark deadline is March 3. The cost is $29 without and $43 with, the writing test.

Students may receive registration forms from their high school guidance counselor or online at www.act student.org.

The ACT Assessment is an achievement test that includes four exams; English, reading, math and science. Students who take the optional writing test will add 30 minutes to the 3hour normal testing time. Most colleges and universities don't require a writing score, so students should check the writing test requirements of colleges they're considering before registering for the ACT.

ACT testing

The Girl Scout cookies are here! Girl Scouts throughout the CSRA are out delivering orders and selling at booth sales at grocery stores and shopping centers throughout the area.

Be sure to try the newest treat Caf Cookie, and stock up on old favorites: Samoas, Thin Mints, Trefoils, Do-so-dos, Tag-alongs, All-abouts, and Lemon Coolers. Call the Girl Scouts at 706-774-0505 if you need help finding a Girl Scout troop near you.

Cookies are here!

The Lincoln County Athletic Boosters Club will sponsor a golf tournament March 18 at Rocky Branch Golf Course with a 4-man handicap (24 max handicap). Calcutta March 17, 7 p.m. at Rocky Branch Club House, $200 per team. Rainout date to be announced.

To sign up call Rocky Branch at 359-4303 or Andy Wengrow at 3591453.

Golf tourney

The Georgia Baptist Association is sponsoring its annual evangelism rally at Tignall Baptist Church on Thurs., March 16 at 6:30 p.m. with Dr. Nelson Price, former pastor of Roswell Street Baptist Church, as featured speaker.

Also on the program will be Russ Tanner, former center for the Georgia Bulldogs and Destiny's Call. The public is invited to attend.

Evangelism rally

Wishes on Wheels makes available electric power wheelchairs to nonambulatory senior citizens who cannot walk and cannot operate a manual wheelchair sufficiently or safely enough to care for themselves in their residence.

Please call 1-800-823-5220 or visit their website at www.threewishes 2.com for more information.

Wishes on Wheels

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