April 17, 2014 Issue

Relay for Life meetings
The Jefferson County Relay for Life will meet on April 21 at Jefferson County High School.


Fundraiser for Hibner
On March 12 Kelwin and Darla Hibner’s life changed after Kelwin was caught in a trencher. He is still in the hospital with mounting expenses. A homemade icecream and apple crisp brownie fundraiser for the family will be held Friday, May 2, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Louisville Fire Department. Organizers are asking anyone planning to attend to RSVP (with how many will attend in their group) by April 21 to fundraiserkelwin@gmail.com

GC BOE meeting
The Glascock County Board of Education will meet on April 24 at 7 p.m.

GC BOC work session
The Glascock County Board of Commissioners will have it regular work session on Friday, April 25 at 8 a.m. at the Peebles House conference room.

Arts Guild Exhibit
The Arts Guild of Jefferson County will hold its spring art show in downtown Louisville April 25-May 3. The art show is open to the public with an opening reception to be held on April 25 from 7-9 p.m. at the Fire House Gallery and The Gatherings. Exhibit hours are April 26 10 a.m.-4 p.m., April 27 1 p.m.-4 p.m., April 30-May 2 noon-6 p.m., and May 3 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Anyone wanting to display their artwork may pick up an application at Twisted Sisters.

Driver safety class
AARP will offer a Driver Safety Program class on Saturday, April 26, from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The class will be held at the Jefferson County Senior Center, Louisville, and be instructed by Billy Valduga. AARP membership is not required for the course and it is open to all driving ages. The course is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Completion of the course may allow for a discount of 10 percent on automobile insurance. For more information and to sign up, call the office of Billy Valduga at (478) 625-7929.

Brown Support Group
The Charlie E. Brown Kidney Support Group will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on Saturday, April 26 at 5 p.m. at Greater St. Matthew AME Church, Louisville, with speaker Rev. Jerry Dudley. For more information, call Lee Shellman at (478) 364-6502, Jake Williams at (478) 625-7356 or Charlie E. Brown at (478) 625-3155.

Bartow council meeting
The Bartow City Council will meet on Monday, April 28 at 7 p.m.

National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer will be held on Thursday, May 1 at noon at the Jefferson County Courthouse, Louisville, with speaker Dr. Alvonia McCoy of Louisville.

TJA Honors Day
Thomas Jefferson Academy’s Honors Day will be on Friday, May 2, beginning at 9 a.m. School will dismiss at noon.

First Shooters Class
A First Shooters Class will be held on May 3 at 8 a.m. at Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The class is open to men and women, 18 and older. Following the two hour class, there will be range time on Hwy 24. Those who bring a pistol, bring ammunition and those who do not have a pistol, bring 50 rounds of 9mm, 22 caliber, 40 caliber or 38 caliber to use during class. For more information, contact Chief Garry McCord at (706) 551-3787. This class is sponsored by JCSO and Wrens Police Department.

Mitchell Springfest
The 18th Mitchell Springfest will be held on April 25-27. There will be live music, arts and crafts, food, rides and raffles. There will be music in Mitchell from local talent on Friday, a parade at 3 p.m., Flashback at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, and a community church service at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Country breakfast
The John Franklin Wren Chapter of NSDAR will hold a country breakfast at Howard Manor, Wrens, on Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. The menu includes country ham, sausage, gravy, biscuits, grits, scrambled eggs, doughnut holes, juice and coffee. Guests may eat inside or on the porch. Plates are $6 per person. Children six years or under will be admitted free.

Catfish supper
The Avera Fire Department will hold a catfish supper on Saturday, April 26 at 5:30 p.m. Plates include catfish, hushpuppies, fries, coleslaw, dessert and tea. There will be a grits bar with cheese, butter and catfish stew. Proceeds benefit improvements at Avera Fire Department.

Paint community purple
The Jefferson County Relay for Life is painting the community purple with Relay signs and purple ribbons and asks that businesses and citizens take part in the campaign to bring awareness to the Relay for Life event on May 2 at Jefferson County High School. All survivors or teams who would like to register, visit www.relayforlife.org/jeffersoncoga.

Buzzard Blast vendor applications
The 2014 Buzzard Blast will be held on Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Helen Clark Memorial Park. Vendor applications are being accepted through May 2. Applications are available at www.buzzardblast.com. Please contact Amy Howard, Jessica Guy or Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce for more information.

Alzheimer’s caretaker lunch
An Alzheimer’s caretaker lunch will be held on Saturday, May 10 at The Gatherings, downtown Louisville, at noon. A baked spaghetti brunch will be provided. There will be door prizes and speakers. For more information or to RSVP by May 5, email buddycaresfoundation@gmail.com or call (478) 718-5823.

LUMC registration
Registration is now open for the 2014-2015 school year at Louisville United Methodist Church Preschool. Applications are available for three and four year olds in the church office. Spaces are limited. For more information, call (478) 625-7669.

Easter baskets
Trinity Home Health and Hospice is collecting goodies to compile in baskets for patients this Easter. Goodies and baskets can be dropped off at Trinity Home Health and Hospice, 1501 Anthony Rd (beside Trinity Hospital), or call (706) 834-7459 to arrange a more convenient drop-off location.

4-H Summer Camp
Jefferson County 4-H is currently signing up campers for 4-H Summer Camp. Fifth and sixth grade 4-H’ers will camp June 23-27 at Rock Eagle, seventh and eighth grade 4-H’ers are camping at Burton 4-H Center June 9-13 and ninth through 12th grade 4-H’ers are camping at Wahsega 4-H Center June 29-July 3.

Schoolhouse Players
The Schoolhouse Players 2014 tickets are available for purchase from The Bookworm, Louisville, Gunn Drugs, Wadley, and Barney’s Pharmacy, Wrens. The 2014 Schedule includes Pete ‘n Keeley in June, Southern Comforts in September, and That’s Snow Biz in November – season tickets are $40. Single performance tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. There is a $1 discount per ticket for groups of 12 or more. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Dianne Sharpe at (478) 364-3641 or visit www.theschoolhouseplayers.org.

Hospice volunteers
CareSouth Hospice is seeking hospice volunteers in Jefferson County. For more information on CareSouth’s volunteer program, contact Gemma at (706) 550-9966. Training is free and open to the public.

Rape crisis/sexual assault services
Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services through University Health Services, Inc., has a 24 hour crisis line at (706) 724-5200 or call 1-800-656-4673. For more information regarding Jefferson and Burke counties, contact Lavon Wells at (706) 872-9733 or Nickole Ross at (478) 206-2091.


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