2009-03-05 / Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Board of elections meetings

The regular meetings of the Lincoln County Board of Elections and Voter Registration will be held 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. Any changes to the scheduled dates or alternate dates for meetings occurring on holidays will be posted.

Spaghetti supper

Lincolnton United Methodist Church is sponsoring a spaghetti supper to benefit Eddie and Amy Roberts on Fri., March 20 in the fellowship hall from 4:30 - 7 p.m. Dinners will be $6 per plate and will be available for dining in or take out.

Dinner at Post 194

Effective Feb. 1, the Lincoln 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.

Bingo is Friday

Bingo is played at the American Legion Post 194, Lincolnton, Georgia, every Friday at 7:30 p.m. A snack bar is operated by the Ladies Auxiliary available during bingo. For more information, contact (706) 359-3445.

Closed Mondays

County Health Dept. will be closed the first four Mondays of every month. Employees are being furloughed four days a month due to state budget cuts.

Pastor anniversary

St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church will have its Pastor Anniversary Program at 2 p.m. on March 22 at The Lincoln Center. Rev. F.D. Favors and Springfield Baptist Church of Thomson, Ga. will be in charge of the service.

LCCC hours

Lincoln County Convenience Center is now available Thurs. - Sat., operating hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Golf tourney

East Georgia Classic Golf Tournament to benefit Relay for Life, sponsored by The Citizens of Georgia Power, will be held March 30, 2009, 12:30 p.m. at Gordon Lakes, Ft. Gordon, Ga. Contact: Jeff Butterworth 706-650-5215

Registration at 11 a.m., four-man Ft. Lauderdale Scramble Format, cash prizes for first, second and third places and other exciting contests and prizes. Entry fee - $60/player-four player teams. Also, tee or green sponsors and door prizes donors encouraged!

Tuesday prayer

True Fellowship invites everyone to prayer each Tuesday 10 a.m. until 12 noon. Bishop James Ware is pastor.

Mass meeting

The Lincoln County Republican Party will convene a precinct mass meeting on March 14, 9 a.m. at the library annex to elect delegates and alternate delegates to the Lincoln County Republican Party Convention. The County Convention will convene at 10 a.m., library annex, to elect delegates and alternate delegates to the Congressional District Convention and State Convention.

For more information please contact Nelson Brooks at 706-359-3982 or at gop@nu-z.net.

Golf tourney

The Lincoln County High School Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament will be held Sat., March 21 with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. For more information, call Al Holloway at 706- 359-4303.

Little league registration

Lincoln County Little League Baseball Registration for children ages 5- 14 is now being held. You may register at the following locations: Farmers & Merchants Bank, Goldman & Wengrow, Cliatt Crossing; Lincoln County Water Department and Lincoln County Elementary School March 10 and 17.

Deadline is March 21, 2009

Skills evaluation for the following teams: minor and major league, Coach pitch and softball will be held March 21 anytime from 9 to 1 at the Lincoln County Recreation Complex. For more information call 706 401- 6476 or 706 359-2844. Opening day of the 2009 baseball season is April 18, 2009.

Ladies Bible study

First Assembly of God will offer a ladies bible study beginning Mon. evening, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. This is the newest bible study by Beth Moore entitled "Esther: It's Tough Being a Woman." Workbooks cost $16. All ladies are welcome to join us. Call the church office at 359-7237 to reserve your space or for more information. First Assembly is located on the Thomson Hwy.

Pastor anniversary

Rev. Robert Crawford will be honored for 17 years of service at a pastor anniversary program March 8 at 11:45 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Heard Chapel Baptist Church and Rev. Hull will be in charge. Everyone is invited.

New ministry

A new ministry called "Coffee Cake & Jesus" will be held on Monday nights from 6 - 7 p.m. at The Glory House, 504 Metasville Rd., Lincolnton. For more information please call Glory House at 706-359-6800 or Patricia Stokes at 706-359-7968.

Anniversary celebration

The Deacons and Trustees of New Tabernacle Baptist Church will celebrate their anniversary on Sunday, March 1, at 3:00 p.m.

Rev. Antonio Smith will deliver the message. The public is invited to attend. Rev. Matthew Harden is the pastor.

Fish plate sale

The Gus Leverett Family Reunion will have a fish plate sale March 7 at the home of Carrie Parker starting at 11 a.m.

Prayer brunch

The Women on the Move for Christ of the Saint Luke Baptist Church, 3130 Metasville Road, Lincolnton, Georgia, will hold its 10th Annual Fellowship Prayer Brunch. Minister Bertha Mota of Ross Grove Baptist Church of Augusta, Georgia will be the guest minister.

The Virtuous Women of Praise will deliver the praise service. Cender Walton is program chair and Rev. Alvin Rivers is pastor. For more information,

Lincoln County and the City of Lincolnton, please call Cender Walton in partnership with The Great at 706-825-4060. All women are invited American Cleanup/ Keep Georgia to attend. Lunch will be served

Beautiful, are asking residents, youth groups, church groups and clubs; to participate in the 2009 drive is to be held Saturday, April 18 from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. We hope to pick up trash and other debris on county and city roads. If you have an area that is of particular interest to you, be sure to let the organizers know.

To register, volunteers may contact the Lincoln County Waste Dept. at 706-359-4414 or the City of Lincolnton at 706-359-3239.

Health Fair March 21

 

Homer Legg Chapter of the Eastern Star (Lincolnton), Wills Memorial Hospital and MCG are hosting a health fair on March 21, 2009 at the Lincolnton Masonic Lodge on Peachtree St. There will be free cholesterol and blood sugar screenings, glaucoma and visual acuity by Wilkes Eye Center, Ht/wt with body mass index calculations, and much more. The hours will be from 9 a.m. - 12 noon.

Sign up for clean up

 

Lincoln County and the City of Lincolnton, in partnership with The Great American Cleanup/Keep Georgia Beautiful, are asking residents, youth and church groups and clubs to participate in the 2009 drive which will be held Sat., April 18 from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

To register, volunteers may contact the Lincoln County Waste Dept. at 706-359-4414 or the City of Lincolnton at 706-359-3239.

Mobile mammography

The University Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the Lincoln County Health Department March 24 and April 28.

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

Garden club to meet

 

The Pine Needle Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. on March 9 in the Lincoln County Library. Mr. Monte Stephens, Ag. and 4-H agent for the Lincoln County UGA Extension Services will be the guest speaker.

It's time for membership dues. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, call 706-359-4705.

Turkey shoot

 

The Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 194, will have a turkey shoot on March 13, 2009 from 7 - 10 p.m. at the American Legion Fairgrounds. For more information call Kyle Reese at 706-401-0911.

Benefit auction

 

The annual TJ & Friends Benefit auction will be held March 6 from 7 - 10 p.m. at Cateechee Golf Club in Hartwell, Ga. Limited tickets are available. The event will consist of dinner and auction of sports memorabilia, and certain coaches such as Sam Wyche, Mark Richt and players such as Billy Shaw and Jesse Tuggle.

Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased from Emma Smith by calling 706-359-7345.

Three night revival

Pleasant Grove C.M.E. Church will have a three night revival March 4-6 at 7 p.m. nightly. Guest speakers will be, Wed. - Rev. Willie White and Newberry Church family; Thurs. - Rev. Charles Henderson and New Saints Church family; and Fri. - Rev. Willie Wiley and Mt. Aldred Church family.

Pleasant Grove will have a Dedication Program on Sun., March 8 at 3 p.m. Rev. Gregory Fuller and Macedonian Baptist Church will be in charge of the service.

Rev. Walter Clayton is pastor.

Free weight loss prog.

Lincolnton Church of Christ, 1832 Highway 220 W, will be sponsoring a free weight loss and nutrition program conducted by Dr. Daryl Wiley each Wednesday evening from 6:45 - 7:30. Anyone who would like to live a healthier life, but cannot afford commercial weight loss programs is invited.

Flu vaccine avail

Flu vaccine is now available at the Lincoln County Health Dept. Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The charge is $25 cash, Medicare Part B or Medicaid. If you will be using your Medicare or Medicaid card for your method of payment and you have a primary insurance plan, please be prepared to present both cards.

St. Patrick's dance

 

The Robbie Ducey Band will perform at the Lincolnton American Legion Post 194 Sat., March 14, from 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. Cost is $10 per couple, $6 per person. For more information call 706-359-3445.

Breakfast at Parks Grove

Breakfast will be served at Parks Grove Holiness Church Sat., March 7, 8 a.m. - until sold out. Cost is $5 a plate. Everyone is welcome.

Plate sale Sat.

First Baptist Church Relay for Life Team will hold a meat, hash, chicken, barbecue sale Sat., March 7, 9 a.m. until at 1398 New Petersburg Rd., home of Jean and Stick Leverett.

Food distribution

The CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority, Inc. will do a mass food distribution in Lincoln County on Fri., March 6 at the Lincoln Senior Center, 160 May Avenue, from 9:30 a.m. until all food is gone.

This mass food distribution will be for low-income and elderly persons, serving a total of 100 families in Lincoln County, and will provide fruits, vegetables, canned meats, and juices. Each family will be provided one bag of food.

This is a first-come first-served event. Persons wishing to receive food must bring a picture ID, and know their household size (number living in home) and the monthly income for the family. You must be a resident of this county to receive food. For more information, you may contact Shaundra Dority at (706) 738- 4874.

Quilt fundraiser

Martins Crossroads Church Relay for Life team are making a hands and heart quilt to honor cancer survivors and to remember those who lost the fight. If you would like to place a hand or heart on the quilt or sponsor one, please contact Reene - 359-7583, Hazel - 359-6507 or Marritta - 359- 7688.

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.

Pre-K registration

The Lincoln County Georgia Pre- K Program will begin registration for 2009-2010 school year on Wednesday, March 18 at the Lincoln County Board of Education Office, 423 Metasville Road, beginning at 8 a.m. The Pre-K Program is for children who turn four years of age on or before September 1, 2009.

Spaces are limited and entrance is first come, first served. Children are not required to attend registration.

Parents must provide required documentation to register on March 18th.

Please contact Mollie Wagoner, Pre-K Resource Coordinator at 706- 359-5244 for more information on documentation required.

Free tax help

 

Free tax help is available for taxpayers with low and middle income, with special attention to those age 60 and older, at Euchee Creek Library, 5907 Euchee Creek Dr., Grovetown, Ga., 706-556-0594, each Monday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. through April 13th.

Tutoring available

Peer tutoring is available after school on Mon., Tues., and Thurs. Interested students should contact Regina Reed at 706-359-3121. Teachers are also available before and after school to assist students in different academic subjects.

Evening service

 

Solomon Pool Deliverance Ministries will be having evening service on Sat., March 21 at 5 p.m.

Baby contest

Pleasant Grove C.M.E. Church will have a baby contest on Sat., March 7 at 6 p.m.

SAL to meet

The Sons of the American Legion will have their monthly meeting on March 10 at 7:30 p.m.at the post home. Allmembers are asked to please attend to discuss the upcoming turkey shoot.

Gang awareness workshop

Gang Awareness Prevention Education and Intervention Workshop will be held at Thomson Middle School, Thomson, Ga. on Thurs., March 12, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Registration deadline is March 10. Contact Claude Powell, principal TMS at 706-986-4400 ext. 4410 or 706-986-4496 Fax.

Chicken plate sale

Loco Volunteer Fire Department will be selling barbecue chicken plates on March 7 starting at 10 a.m. Delivery is available upon request. For deliver please contact the fire dept. at 359- 7715 before 10 a.m. Please come out and support our local volunteer fire fighters.

LWREA to meet

 

The Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) will meet at 11 a.m., Thurs., March 12 at the Mary Willis Library in Washington. All retired educators are invited to attend. There will be a country cooking

Country supper

Supper at Fishing Creek Baptist Church Sat., March 21, 6 - 8 p.m. All you can eat for $6. All proceeds will go to charity. Sponsored by the church and its Christian Service Organization.

TIA/NAACP to meet

 

The regular monthly meeting of T.I.A./NAACP has been changed this month. They will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Mon., March 16 at Ebenezer Baptist Church. We need your presence. Please try to attend.

Program at Price's

"Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised." The women of Price's Grove Baptist Church invites everyone to a program Sun., March 29 at 2 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to wear your finest Sunday hat. Refreshments will be served.

Auxiliary to meet

The Ladies Auxiliary Unit 194 will hold its monthly meeting Thurs., March 12, 7:30 p.m. at the post home. All members are encouraged to attend and new members are welcome. Please remember to bring the following items for the food pantry: grits, flour and corn meal.

GED/Adult classes

Augusta Technical College and Lincoln County Family Connection are offering GED/Adult Literacy classes on Mon. and Tues., 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thursday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, please call 706-359-3425 or 706-359-5769.

Team Impact revival

Lincolnton Baptist Church will hold revival services beginning Fri., March 6. The first two revival services will be held at the LCHS Gym beginning at 7 p.m., March 6 and 7. The services will be lead by Team Impact. Please visit www.team-impact.com for more information.

Revival services will continue Sun., March 8 - Wed., March 11. Sunday morning service begins at 11 a.m. and the evening services will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday's services will be led by Team Impact also. Our guest speakers for the rest of the week will be Larry Wynn - Mon.; Buckey Kennedy - Tues.; and Danny Watters - Wed. Rhon Carter will lead the music for each service. Please call the church office at (706)359-3303 if you need further information.

Gunby aquatic fund

 

The pool at the Curry Colvin Recreational Department named in memory ofJessie Gunby has been included as part of the cutbacks and is not scheduled to open this summer.

The committee of the "Jessie Gunby Aquatic Fund" are soliciting donations from businesses, churches, civic organization and individuals.

If you wish to make a donation, please submit pledge form and payment to the Farmers State Bank, 115 N. Washington St. Lincolnton Ga. Please make check payable to the "Jessie Gunby Aquatic Fund."

Fore more detail information please contact: Venessa Gunby-Brown (706) 359-7820, Emma Smith (706) 359- 7345, Leighton Taylor (706) 401- 2179, Kim Cox (706) 359-1599, and Rev. White (706) 359-7510.

Evening service

Solomon Pool Deliverance Ministries will have evening services Sat., March 21 at 5 p.m. Guest speaker will be Apostle Tony Hill, originally from Washington but now lives in Atlanta. The public is invited. Rev. Peggy W. Zellars is pastor.

Evening service

 

Solomon Pool Deliverance Ministries will have evening services on Sun., March 22 at 4 p.m. Guest speaker will be Minister Eric Butler, minister of Bethany Baptist Church of McCormick, S.C. The public is invited. Rev. Peggy W. Zellars is pastor.

Donut sale

The Junior Class will be selling donuts on Sat., March 14 to raise funds for the Junior/Senior Prom. Tickets are on sale in advance from the Junior Class members. Donuts will be available at Cliatt's Crossing, Bells, Fast Times and Farmers State Bank. Contributions are welcome.

Program at PGC

 

The missionaries of Pleasant Grove Church invites the public to its "100 Men in Dark - 100 Women in White" program on Sun., March 15 at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited. Rev. Tonita Cody and Parks Grove Holiness Church is in charge of the service. Rev. Clayton is pastor.

Car wash Sat.

The Junior Class will be conducting a car wash on Sat., March 7 from 9 a.m. - 12 noon at Faith Temple Church to raise funds for the Junior/ Senior Prom. Tickets are on sale in advance from the Junior Class members. Tickets will be $5 for small cars and $8 for trucks and SUVs. Contributions are welcome.

Gof tournament

 

The Relay for Life 4-Man Scramble Golf Tournament will be held at Golf De L in Lincolnton on Saturday, March 28 beginning at 1:00 p.m.

To sign up please contact Golf De L at 706-359-4303 or Cuylor Leverett at Farmers State Bank at 706-359- 3131 with the names and handicaps of all four golfers on your team.

The entry fee will be $75.00 per player or $300.00 per team.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.

To sponsor a hole contact Melissa Burgess or Lauri Aycock at 706-359- 3131. All proceeds go to Relay for Life!

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