Community briefs

May 1, 2013 

Houston Extension Office to host open house

The Houston County Extension Office will host an open house Wednesday for the public to meet three new extension agents who will be in the Perry office.

Charlotte Mote is the new agriculture and natural resources agent and county extension coordinator, April Baggs is the new 4-H agent, and Rebecca Creasy is the new family and consumer science agent and expanded food and nutrition education program coordinator.

The open house will be held 4-6 p.m. on the top floor of the old courthouse at 801 Main St. in downtown Perry. Laura Perry Johnson, Southwest District Extension director, will speak briefly at 5 p.m. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to 987-2028 or

Bar association presents scholarships

The Houston County Bar Association will present scholarships to graduating high school seniors from Houston County at its Law Day celebration Wednesday.

The recipients of $500 scholarships are: Cara Thomas, Northside High School; Artrevious (Trey) King, Houston County High School; Somnath Das, Veterans High School; Jearlon Butler, Veterans High School; Leslie Sheeley, Houston County High School; and William Cowart, Houston County High School.

The scholarships were awarded based on the student’s academic achievement, letters of recommendation and a written essay.

Bridge lessons available

In an effort to draw more young people to play bridge, the Robins Duplicate Bridge Club is holding a “Learn Bridge in a Day” lesson for beginners Saturday.

Instructor Andre Asbury will teach the course from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The cost is $20, including lunch.

In addition, the club is offering two sessions of Youth Bridge Camp this summer. The first session is 4-6 p.m. June 17-20 at 151 Maple St., Warner Robins. The second session will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 21 at 1070 Southshore Place, Macon. Both sessions are free, and lunch is included in the second session. To register, call Ruth Suggs at 923-4574.

Cruise to benefit St. Jude

Cruisin’ For St. Jude, a motorcycle ride in memory of Mary Elizabeth, will be held May 11 starting at Harley Davidson in Macon and ending at the Warner Robins Moose Lodge. The ride will support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. There will be a barbecue and raffle drawings.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. A donation of $25 for one rider and $35 for two is requested. The ride will start at 11 a.m. after a safety briefing.

Call 918-6955 for more information.

Tons of documents shredded

At Robins Federal Credit Union’s Shred Days in mid-April, 11.25 tons of documents containing sensitive material were shredded.

Three events were held at the credit union’s Watson Boulevard branch in Warner Robins, West Clinton Street branch in Gray and Zebulon Road branch in Macon.

All shredded documents are recycled.

-- Staff reports

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