August 28, 2014 Issue

Manna distribution
Golden Harvest Food Bank in partnership with the Louisville Food Pantry and Friendship Baptist Church, Bartow, will hold a manna distribution on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 9 a.m. behind Wadley City Hall. Bring containers, bags, boxes or baskets to carry food.


Sunday dinner
Thomas Jefferson Academy will hold a Sunday Dinner on Sept 7, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Plates are $8 for adults and $5 for ages 11 and under. Proceeds will benefit the varsity cheerleaders Capital One Bowl trip.

The Jefferson County branch of NAACP will meet on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. at Gibraltar Lodge.

Avera council meeting
The city of Avera has rescheduled its council meeting to Monday, Sept. 8 at 5:30 p.m. due to the Labor Day holiday.

Cry Out America
Cry Out America will be held on Sept. 11 at noon at the Jefferson County Courthouse, Louisville.

GC Health Fair
Glascock County will host a Health Fair on Monday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m.-noon, at the Family Connection Office (old school building). Examples of services to be offered (subject to staff availability) are: blood pressure check, bone density, blood sugar check, nutrition information, blood lab tests (no food after midnight - there will be a minimal fee charged for blood tests), general foot screening, body fat, height, and weight, plus many other services and door prizes. There will also be mammogram screenings by appointment only, call (706) 598-2061. For more information or to participate as a vendor, contact Nona Lord at the Glascock County Health Department at (706) 598-2061.

GC BOE meeting
The Glascock County Board of Education will meet on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.

Bartow City Council
The Bartow City Council will meet on Monday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m.

Vaccine requirement
Effective July 1, all children born on or after Jan. 1, 2002, who are attending seventh grade in a Georgia public school this fall must receive one dose of TDAP and one dose Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine. This will also affect any new entrant to a Georgia school for the first time in grades eighth through the 12th, and those entering a Georgia school again after an absence of 12 months or one full school year. For more information regarding vaccine requirements and clinic hours, contact the Jefferson County Health Department at (478) 625-3716.

Book signing
Tawana Thomas-Gordon, author of “Purpose in the Pain,” will sign copies of her book Friday, Aug. 29, at the Jefferson County Leisure Center from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Anyone who already has a copy of the book and wants it signed, may bring the copy to the book signing.

Alzheimer’s Awareness Walk
The Alzheimer’s Team C.T. Walker and Buddy Cares Foundation will host the third annual Alzheimer’s Awareness Walk on Sept. 6 at the Jefferson County Hospital Track. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. There will be activities for all ages, raffles, door prizes, face painting and more. Vendors are welcome. For more information, contact Glenda Walker at (478) 718-5823 or email walker1214@aol.com.

Southern Comforts
The Bartow Schoolhouse Players will perform, Southern Comforts, by Kathleen Clark on Sept. 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. Adult tickets are $15 and tickets for children 12 and under are $5 each. For reservations, call (478) 364-3340 or email theschoolhouseplayers@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.theschoolhouseplayers.org or The Schoolhouse Players on Facebook

LA Gathering
The third Biennial Louisville Academy Gathering is Oct. 17-18. For more information, contact Larry Veatch at larryv8@cox.net or (352) 359-0071.

Alcoholics Anonymous
The Louisville group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. at 402 W. 7th Street. Anyone who has a problem or knows someone with a problem is invited to attend these meetings.

Jefferson County SHIPS For YOUTH, Inc. is accepting applications for the Workforce Investment ACT Youth Employment Program. Qualifications include applicants must be 17-21 years of age, have low Income verifications, and be a high school Senior on track to receive diploma in 2015 or out-of-school youth without high school diploma. Applications are available at the SHIPS For YOUTH office, Louisville, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call (478) 625-3789 or (762) 245-9940.

GC Senior Center openings
The Glascock County Senior Center has slots available for homebound meals, and opening for clients that would like to participate and eat at the center. For more information, call (706) 598-3050.


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