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Be My Valentine

Approximately 200 kids at Putnam County Elementary and Primary schools and Putnam County Early Learning Program received gift bags and had a chance to color Valentine’s Day cards as representatives of Peaceful Purpose Hospice of Georgia visited them Feb. 13. Peaceful Purpose Hospice made Valentine’s Day cards and provided crayons. Teachers weren’t left behind and received Valentine’s Day gift bags, too. “We are supporting Valentine Day and letting them know how much we care,” said Melissa Williams, marketer at Peaceful Purpose Hospice. “We are here for the schools and for the education of kids. Education is the most important thing and so is involving kids in activities.”

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Fine Art Show announces judges

As the deadline for entries fast approaches, the Amateur Fine Art committee announced the judges for the 2020 show. If you are interested in entering the 2020 Fine Art Show, the deadline for entry is Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. Rules and application for the show can be found online at plazacenter.org/2020- fine-arts-show. Your entry must include 5x7 photographs of your artwork (up to 4), the application and entry fee of $40.

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Peaceful Purpose delivers

CONTRIBUTED Melissa Williams with Peaceful Purpose Hospice of GA delivers Krispy Kreme to local authorities and businesses. Peaceful Purpose, located on North Jefferson Avenue in downtown Eatonton, showed the love on Valentine’s Day to the Eatonton Police Department, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, The Eatonton Messenger, City Hall, EMS, Putnam General Hospital and DFACS.

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Chamber raises annual scholarship fund

The Chamber is excited to announce that their annual scholarships have been raised from $500 per scholarship to $1,000 per scholarship, allowing them to give $4,000 to Putnam County students.

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ANNIVERSARY

Don and Carol Cottrell celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Feb. 5 with daughter, Lynn Redden, from Pennsylvania, and grandson, Blaine Redden, from Atlanta, who helped make their big day special. They all enjoyed dinner at the Ritz Carlton. The Cottrell’s have lived in Eatonton for 30 years on Lake Oconee. They bought a lot in 1986 and had their house built four years later. They have both taken an interest and a part in the community. Don has been on the Board of Assessors for 22 years and is resigning this year. Carol is an artist and was asked to do a design for the Rock Hawk Logo, to be put on the signs that are placed in the Lawrence Shoals Park on the lake. She also did the logo for LOPOA (Lake Oconee Property Owners Association) that no longer is a working group. Happy and healthy days are ahead for Don and Carol and many more anniversaries to celebrate.

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Lecture features moments captured in history

The Plaza Arts Center was full Feb. 2 as another lecture from the Sunday at the Museum series on Civil War photographer George Barnard was presented by Dr. Stephen Davis. Ninety-six people attended the program organized by the Old School History Museum that, according to board member Hank Segars, “was going to showcase photographs of wartime Atlanta.”

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