2012-08-29 / Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Tales of the Ogeechee

Friends of the Ogeechee and the Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp will hold a drop-in meeting at RJs in Statesboro, 10 a.m. to 1pm., Tuesday, Sept. 2, to collect stories about the river from older citizens. Each is asked to bring a typed or written story along with a photograph, if possible, to be entered into the Ogeechee River history book.

Diabetic Teaching

A free diabetic training will be held, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29 in the Burke Medical Center classroom. Participants should eat before class time and are encouraged to bring a partner or person who helps with food preparation. Class size is limited, and preregistration is required. Call 706-554-4435 to reserve a space.

Edmund Burke DAR

The Edmund Burke Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its regular meeting, 10 a.m., Saturday, September 8 at The Ice House in Waynesboro. Attorney David H. Dickey will be the guest speaker for Constitution Week, beginning at 11 a.m. The event is open to all DAR, CAR and SAR members and the public. Lunch will be served at a cost of $5 each, with reservations required by September 1. To register or get directions, call Regent Sara Carter at 706-554-3560

Bird Dog Breakaway Sign-up

The fifth annual Bird Dog Breakaway 5K run and 2 mile walk will be held, 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Waynesboro City Park. There will also be a one-mile Derby Dash for children, 6- 12, and a 50-yard Pup Trot for ages 5 and under. Awards, door prizes, T-shirts and food will be provided for all participants. Proceeds from the race benefit for the Center for New Beginnings, a non-profit ministry serving special needs children. Registration is on-line at www.active.com. For more information go to www.birddogbreakaway.com, the Center’s website www.nbeginnings.org or call 706-437-0505.

Free Fans

The Sardis Police Department is distributing donated fans to the city’s senior citizens who don’t have a way to keep cool. Citizens without air conditioning may go by police headquarters for a free fan or call 478-569-4311 for assistance.

Wimberly Yard Sale

Wimberly House Ministries is accepting donations for their annual yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 7 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

You can bring your donations to the Wimberly House located at 521 South Liberty St., or a volunteer will pick up heavy items to be donated. Call executive director Nancy Minyard at 706- 551-0526 or 706-554-6644 for more information.

Public service announcements may be emailed to truecitizennews@live.com, faxed to 706-554-2437 or dropped off at our Academy Avenue office. Our deadline is noon Thursday. In the event of limited space, announcements will be published on a first-received basis.

Burke County High School Parent Night

Burke County High School will have a Parent Night on 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept.6, in the BCHS Media Center. This will give parents an opportunity to see strategies and get vital information needed for their children to complete the first nine weeks successfully. Select classes will be spotlighted with the intent of providing parents with a deeper understanding of requirements and class procedures. This session is designed to continue opportunities for teachers and parents to build a rapport that will strengthen classroom work ethics and positive relationships. Come find out what you need to know about your child’s classes.

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