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Georgia Butts ‘Polar Plunge’ benefits Parenting Project

We wanted to send a very special thank you to all those at Georgia Butts BBQ for their sponsorship in this year’s Polar Plunge.

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Tim O’Leary wins Super Raffle

Greene and Putnam Counties Rotarians, Laura Poyner, Jeanne Rowland and Rich Panyik celebrate with a big check presentation. Super Raffle Winner, Tim O’Leary, was unavailable for the photo. O’Leary won a “Cooler of Cash” Visa card valued at $300. CONTRIBUTED

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CASA swears in new child advocates

Ocmulgee Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) recently swore in seven new volunteers who will advocate for the best interest of children in foster care. Pictured with Juvenile Court Judge Philip Spivey are (from left): Nicole Juntz (covering Morgan County), Jane Nix (covering Putnam, Jones and Jasper counties), Shanea Harwell (covering Baldwin County), Angela Giberson (covering Jones County), Lisa McBee-Gabriel (covering Jones County), Fran Mattix (covering Putnam and Jones counties) and Rella Duke (covering Baldwin, Putnam and Jones counties). The next new volunteer training is scheduled for April. Please call 478-452-9170 for details. CONTRIBUTED

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4-H’ers shine at District Project Achievement

Cloverleaf District Project Achievement was a great day for Putnam County 4-H. Seventeen Cloverleaf members participated in Cloverleaf District Project Achievement at Newton County High School. There were 336 participants representing 12 counties in the Northeast and Northwest Districts.

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‘The days are coming’

Amos 8:11 says: “The days are coming,” declares the sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine through the land-- not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD.”

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Historian reveals favorite Civil War books

Recently, Dr. Stephen Davis returned to Lake Country to present a captivating program at Eatonton’s Old School History. The popular Atlanta historian spoke about the historic Civil War images of George N. Barnard, an official Union photographer who traveled with General Sherman’s army.

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Poetry pervades the Briar Patch

“To have great poets there must be great audiences, too.” --Walt Whitman

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