2018-06-20 / Burke Happenings

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The Burke County Board of Education will destroy all student records relating to Special Education Services for individuals who will attain the age of 22 on or before June 30, 2018. These records will be destroyed after Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Anyone wishing to recover his/her personal records before they are destroyed may call the Student Services Office at 706-554-6306 to schedule an appointment for pickup.


Marie’s Creative Kids, in conjunction with Peach State Health Plan, will hold a health fair 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 601 West Sixth St. in Waynesboro (and in the adjacent park area). Health checks will be provided, and local vendors will be on site with free resources. There will be free face painting, an arts and crafts table, raffles and hotdogs and drinks for children while supplies last. Participating vendors include Waynesboro Mayor Greg Carswell, Burke County Sheriff’s Office, Waynesboro Police Department, ResCare, Woodmen of the World, Troy University and Peach State Health Plan. The event is open to the public.

The Magnolia Acres Community Empowerment Committee (MACEC) will hold a carwash fundraiser 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Advance Auto in Waynesboro. The cost is $10 per vehicle. Hamburgers, hotdogs and chipped barbecue plates (including hash, rice and potato salad) will also be sold. For additional information, contact MACEC President Harriett Locke at 678.663.4156.


Waynesboro Toastmasters will meet at 5 p.m. at 841 Jones Avenue. The Pathways learning experience is now available to all members, and questions may be addressed at that time. New members will be inducted. See the website at toastmasters.org, and follow us on Facebook.


Outreach Mission will give away free clothing for families and household item in the Gough Community at Daddy Buck Store 10 a.m.-until.


First Tuesday at Liberty community fellowship, Liberty Market, 107 E. 7th Street, from noon-1. Chief Augustus Palmer will preach, and we will enjoy a complimentary lunch along with singing and prayer. For more information, contact Karen Cox at 706.551.0345 or Lyn Brooks at 706.871.5042. We meet each first Tuesday of the month. All are welcome.


Free diabetic teaching will be offered in the Burke Medical Center classroom, 6-8 p.m. The course is designed to help diabetics learn how to better control their diabetes through healthy eating. Participants should eat before they come and are encouraged to bring along their partners or anyone who helps with food preparation. Please enter through Emergency Room waiting area. Space is limited, and pre-registration is encouraged. Call 706.554.4435.


Burke County High School seniors and parents are asked to call 912.764.4222 by Thursday, July 5, to schedule your senior pictures. If there is not an answer, leave a message with your name and number, and the photographer will return your call. If you would like something customized, ask when you call. If you do not schedule by July 5, you will have to schedule an appointment at the studio in Statesboro.

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