2008-03-13 / Community Calendar

Community Calendar

GED/Adult classes

Augusta Technical College and Lincoln County Family Connection are offering GED/Adult Literacy classes on Mon., Tues., and Thurs. from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Wed., from 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. For more information, please call 706-359-3425 or 706-359-5769.

In the know

"Do you want to be the first to know? The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce is creating a database of community members interested in receiving community, Chamber and member announcements directly to your computer. There is no cost involved and you can cancel anytime. Please contact the Chamber at lincolncham@nuz. net if interested."

TIA Helping Hand

The original Clothes Closet, located on Firetower Rd., has reopened, now as T.I.A. Community Helping Hand. All proceeds will go toward the Lincoln County Food Pantry and emergency needs of the community, 50/ 50.

All donations are welcome, we will pick up. Your donations are appreciated. Hours of operation are: Thurs., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. For more information, please call 706-359-7838 or 706-359-7345.

Women's ministry

Bethel Under the Blood Ministry, 309A Spring St., Washington, will have Women Ministry on Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. For more information,

please call 706-726-3155.

Planning meetings ......

The Lincoln County Planning Commission ....

will hold all its regularly

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scheduled meetings in the Planning

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and Zoning Conference Room located

at 107 Perryman Avenue unless otherwise ..

advertised. The meeting dates

are: March 10; April 7; May 5; June

9; July 7; Aug. 11; Sept. 8; Oct. 6;

...... Nov. 10; Dec. 8.

Passion Play

First Assembly of God will present a Passion Play on Palm Sunday, March 16 at 6 p.m. and Good Fri- day, March 21 at 7 p.m. This will be a time of worship with music and drama depicting the Life of Christ. A nursery will be provided. First Assembly is located on the Thomson Highway. For more information, call 359-7237.

Golf tourney

The Lincoln County Athletic Boosters Club will sponsor a golf tournament March 29 at Golf de L (formerly Rocky Branch Golf Course). It will be a 4-man handicap, 24 max handicap with a 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. shotgun. $1000 cash prize closest to pin.

Calcutta March 28, 7 p.m. at Golf de L $200 per team, rainout date April 5. To sign up call Andy Wengrow - 359-1453 or Golf de L - 359-4303.

Mobile mammography The University Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the Lincoln County Health Department March 18..

Screening mammograms for women age 40 and above are usually covered by private insurance and Medicare. Call the health department at 359-3154 for more information

Dinner served

Dinner served at American Legion Post 194 every Wed. night at 6:30 p.m. and Fri. at 7 p.m. Wednesday's menu changes weekly. Every Friday is steak night. A large variety salad bar, shrimp cocktail, baked potato, bread, dessert and ice tea are included with steak. Come out and join us for a delicious meal.

Donations welcomed

The Lincoln County Food Pantry welcomes contributions. Your donations are tax deductible. You may mail your contributions to: The Lincoln County Food Pantry, P.O. Box 473, Lincolnton, GA 30817. Thank you for your support.

Legion dance

St. Patrick's Dance! Celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Sat., March 15, 9 p.m. at American Legion Post 194. Enjoy live entertainment featuring Fresh Water with Rhonda McDaniel. For more information call 706-359-3445.

Auxiliary to meet

The Ladies Auxiliary Unit 194 will have their monthly meeting Thurs., March 13, 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 194. All members are encouraged to attend and new members are always welcome. Please remember to bring the following items for the food pantry: grits, self-rising flour and cornmeal.

LWREA to meet The Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) will meet at 11 a.m. on Thurs., March 13 at the Mary Willis Library, 204 East Liberty St. in Washington. Remember to bring your 2006-2008 GREA copy of Awards and Recognition guidelines. All retired educators are invited to attend. Frances F. Zellars is president.

Trail ride March 29

The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce invites area horsemen to the Terry Tankersley Memorial Trail Ride at Bussey Point Recreation Area Sat., March 29 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost is $5 per horse with primitive camping with lunch on the 'Point.' Water available for horses only. No dogs please. Contact the chamber at 706-359-7970 for directions and more information.

Board meetings

The regular meetings of the Lincoln County Board of Elections and Voter Registration will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. The meetings will be held at the Board of Elections, The Lincoln Center, 160 May Ave., Lincolnton, GA 30817, any changes to the schedule dates or alternate dates for meetings occurring on holidays will be posted.

Family meeting

There will be a meeting at the home of Eddie Lee and Rose Hearst on March 15 at 5 p.m.

Turkey shoot

The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 194 will have a turkey shoot March 22 at the American Legion Fairgrounds from 7 - 10 p.m. The drawing for the Stoeger M2000 automatic 12 gauge APG Camo Synthetic 23/4 inch and 3 inch gun will be held. Tickets for the gun are available from any Son. For more information contact Kyle at 706-401-0911. Proceeds will go toward veterans programs.

Choir anniversary

Ebenezer Baptist Church Youth Choir will celebrate their anniversary on Sun., March 16 at 4 p.m. All are invited to join these special young people as they lift up praises to God through song. Rev. Fred Perriman is pastor.

Bingo on Friday

BINGO! Fridays, 7:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 194 in Lincolnton.

A snack bar operated by the Ladies Auxiliary is available during Bingo. Items available include hot dogs, nacho chips, candy bars, chips and soft drinks.

Free pancakes

Free pancakes with a $5.00 donation to the American Cancer Society at the Huddle House for the month of March. Stop by and enjoy their "pink" pancakes!

Disney trip sign-up

Newberry Baptist Church Disney World 2008 trip will be held April 5 - 9. If you are planning to travel with us this year, please make contact ASAP. Seats are going fast. Please contact Miss Shelby Turner - 706- 359-4755, Ms. Sandra Turner - 706- 359-6715, Mrs. Jessie Turner - 706- 359-2957, or Mrs. Shirley Leverett - 706-597-0318, to secure your seat and pick up an itinerary.

Prog. at Pleasant Grove

Pleasant Grove Missionaries invites the public to come and help celebrate "100 Men in Dark, 100 Women in White" on Sun., March 16 at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Deravious

Cullars of First Baptist Church. Rev.

Walter Clayton is pastor.

Nominations wanted Nominations are being accepted for the 2008 River of Life. Deadline is April 15. Applications may be picked up at Lincolnton United Methodist Church office or just inside the right front door. Please call Chuck or Lee Beggs at 706-359-2545 for more information.

Basketball camp

Applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp. The camp is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply. There is also a summer camp available for boys and girls ages six-18 of all skill levels. For a free brochure, call (704) 373-0873 anytime or visit online at www. tenstarcamp.com.

Railroad days

The 8th Annual Railroad Days Festival will be held in Camak, Ga. on Sat., April 5 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Vendor applications are available at 706-465-1904 or www.camak srailroaddays.com.

Evening workshop

First Baptist Church will have an evening worship service March 30 at 5:30 p.m. with Rev. Rivers and St. Luke Baptist Church. Rev. Dennis Quinn is pastor.

Women's conference

The second annual Women's Conference of Faith Tabernacle Church will be held Fri., April 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sat., April 5 at 8:30 a.m. The theme is "Learning to Embrace the Seasons of Our Lives." Keynote speaker will be Bishop Sheldon Hudson of Cross All Boundaries Church, Ridgeway, S.C.

Barbecue plate sale

First Baptist Church's Relay for Life Team will sell barbecue plates Sat., March 15 from 9 a.m. until sold out. Plates cost $7 each and may be picked up across from Lincolnton Fire Dept. You may also purchase sandwiches and meat and hash by the pound.

Easter Cantata

Lincolnton United Methodist Church Choir will present an Easter Cantata this Sun., March 16 at 11 a.m. All are invited - everyone welcome. LUMC is located at 202 Peachtree St.

Graduation tests

The Georgia High School Graduation Test will be given the week of March 31 through April 4 according to the following schedule:

Mon., March 31 - language arts; Tues., April 1 - math; Wed., April 2 - social studies; Thurs., April 3 - science; Fri., April 4 - make-up testing.

All tests will be given at 8:15 a.m. each morning.

Revival services

Loco Baptist Church will hold revival services March 30 - April 2 beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. Ben Glossen will be the featured speaker. A nursery will be provided. Loco is located off Hwy. 220 W on Loco Church Rd.

Equipment auction

Wilkes County Young Farmers will have an equipment auction Sat., March 15, 10 a.m. at McGill-Woodruff Ag. Center, US Hwy. 78 By- Pass, Washington, Ga. Buy or sell. For more information contact Eric Holton at 706-678-4044 day; 706- 285-2863 night.

Equipment show

Wilkes County Young Farmers will have an antique tractor and power equipment show Sat., March 15, at McGill-Woodruff Ag. Center, US Hwy. 78 By-Pass, Washington, Ga. For more information contact Ricky Callaway at 706-678-1856 night.

Lowery to speak

Successful Family Day at Lincolnton Baptist Church with Dr. Charles Lowery will be held Sun., March 30. Dr. Lowery's unique style of humor, encouragement, and motivation has made him one of the most sought after speakers in the country. He will preach Sun. at 11 a.m. and offer two evening seminars, beginning at 6 p.m. on how to have a successful marriage and how to be a successful parent. This event will be open to the community. We hope this event will be used by God to reach all who are in search of answers.

Ladies luncheon

Martin's Crossroads Church will host a ladies luncheon in their fellowship hall March 29 at 12 noon. Guest speaker will be Linda Lariscy from Holding Forth the World of Life Ministries, Wrens, Ga. and Karen Walden of Matthews, Ga.

All ladies are invited to come have a good time and support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Tickets cost $10. For reservations, please call Renna Guthrie - 706-359- 7583, Marritta Stone - 359-7688, or Hazel Poole - 359-6507.

Luncheon April 4

The "Lincoln Lifers" will host a luncheon from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Fri., April 4 at Clark Hill Rental on Peachtree St. to raise funds for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The organizers are asking for donations of $5 per person. There will also be a bake sale on the premises.

Senior honorarium

High school seniors may apply for an honorarium sponsored by the Lincoln Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA). The student must: plan to attend college or a vocational school for 2008 - 2009; write a 250- 500 word essay on the topic "The Importance of Furthering My Education."

Please provide a cover page with your name, date, name of high school, and the name of the college or vocational school you plan to attend. Deadline is Mon., March 31. Contact 706-359-4592.

Family meeting

The family of Tom and Willie Bennett will have a family reunion meeting at the home of Mary Harrison, 1228-A Ashmore-Barden Rd., Lincolnton, on March 30 at 5 p.m.

The purpose of this meeting is for reorganizing and other business of importance. Your attendance will be greatly appreciated. For more information, please call 706-359-4784 or 359-2007.

SPDM in Washington

Solomon Pool Deliverance Ministries will be in Washington at Solomon Pool Church on the fifth Sun., March 30 for regular service at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

Festival/cookoff

The 2008 Dixie Bluegrass Festival and Chili Cookoff is planned for Saturday, March 29th at the Battle of Aiken Reenactment Park, Exit 18 at I-20 in Aiken.

The festival will feature 5 Bluegrass Bands, Darlene and the Reflections of Bluegrass, The Lamb Family Bluegrass, The Carolina Rebels, The Palmetto Pickers, and Bluegrass Country. Open Mike from 10 - 1 so bring your fiddle, harmonica, guitar, or kazoo and join the fun, taste the chili, and enjoy the crafts. Details are on our website at www.dixie bluegrassfestival.com.

Submit events

The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce encourages the community to submit their next community event at www.lincoln countyga.org. Simply click on news and events and event submission.

Parents night out

A Parents Night Out sponsored by First Assembly of God and Lincoln County Community Partnership will be held March 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at First Assembly of God Family Life Center.

The cost per child is $10.00 with proceeds benefiting The Ferst Foundation and Upward.

Dinner, a movie and lots of activites are planned so come on out and join us.

For early registration go by First Assembly of God Church office or the Lincoln County Family Connection office.

Chicken plate sale

Loco VFD will sell chicken barbecue plates Sat., March 15 with pickup around 11 a.m. Cost is $6.00 per plate.

Yard sale April 5

Yard sale! American Legion Post 194 will have a yard sale on Saturday, April 5th at 7 a.m. Individual tables are available for $10. for additional information, contact (706) 359- 3445.

Post 194 meeting American Legion Post 194 will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Post home. All members are encouraged to attend and new members are welcome.

Sunrise service

Solomon Pool Deliverance Ministries will have Sunrise Service on March 23 at 6 a.m. and regular service at 11 a.m. The public is invited. Rev. Peggy W. Zellars is pastor.

Workshop March 15

Don't miss this free educational workshop, "Improve and Maintain Good Credit," "Fix Up Your Home," "Become A Homeowner," Sat., March 15 1 - 5 p.m. at the Pope Center, 48, Lexington Ave., Washington.

Learn about improving your credit, how is your credit, steps in the homebuying process, types of down payment assistance, programs to fix up your home, recognizing scams and what to do. This information will help you! Take advantage of this free educational workshop. Refreshments will be served and free give aways. For more information call 706-678- 3277 (Kim Evans), 706-552-3278 (Barbara Bacon). This workshop is sponsored by The City of Washington.

Legal help

Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) will be at The Lincoln County Senior Center, 160 May Ave., on Mon., April 14 from 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. to meet with seniors wanting free, non-criminal help on a firstcome, first-serve basis.

If you are unable to meet with them on this date, you may call 1-800-248- 6697 with your questions.

Barbecue sale

Pine Grove UMC will have a barbecue fund-raiser Sat., March 29 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Pick-up at Reed Propane, 117 N. Peachtree St. One pound pork is $7 and one pound hash is $5. No tickets are being presold. Call the church office for more information at 706-359-7262.

Saturday worship True Fellowship invites everyone to worship with them on Sat., March 15 at 7:30 p.m. Pastor Kimberly Leverett of Pauline Chapel, Washington and members will be in charge of the service. Bishop James Ware is pastor.

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