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13WMAZ to Air Middle Georgia Christmas Parade

13WMAZ to Air Middle Georgia Christmas Parade

The Middle Georgia Christmas Parade will be aired on 13WMAZ at Noon Saturday, December 18.

Quail Run Party for Family who Lost All in Fire

A Quail Run Elementary School family lost everything in a house fire last Thursday.

The family has children in the first, fourth and tenth grades.  Quail Run Elementary will have a Christmas party for the family Thursday, Dec. 16, at 5:00 p.m.

In a school news release, Quail Run Elementary Counselor Rochelle Smith said, “We have some surprises for the family.  I have been overwhelmed with the generosity of the families at Quail Run.  This is a wonderful example of how people pull together when there is a tragedy.”

Quail Run Elementary is located at 250 Smithville Church Road in Warner Robins. 

Dr. Cheryl Thomas serves as principal. 

For more information, call Smith at 478-953-0415, ext. 36417.

Museum Race to be "Shadowed" in Afghanistan

Museum Race to be "Shadowed" in Afghanistan

Military members stationed in Afghanistan will run Museum of Aviation Foundation “shadow” marathon and half marathon races January 15 along with those running the annual races at the Museum in Warner Robins.  A total of 272 runners will run their races at Kandahar, Afghanistan as part of the 2011 Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk on Robins Air Force Base, Ga. 

According to a Museum of Aviation news release, “The idea was proposed by Navy Command Master Chief Donald “Lee” True who ran the marathon at Robins Air Force this year and is currently deployed to Afghanistan,” said Pat Bartness, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Museum of Aviation Foundation.  “We’re sending shirts and trophies to him and our shirt design this year reflects both locations.”

Feagin Mill Middle School Recycling Nationally Ranked

Feagin Mill Middle School (FMMS) has joined FundingFactory, a program to fundraise through recycling.  The program has enabled FMMS to purchase two slates to interact wirelessly with interactive whiteboards. 

FMMS has been ranked in the top six percent of schools and top 10 percent nationally regarding its recycling efforts.

The FundingFactory program recycles empty printer cartridges and cell phones in return for a check or redemption points toward purchases. 

FMMS sent in enough cartridges and phones to rank number 526 out of 9,593 schools for total qualifying items sent in for the past 12 months.  The school used the earnings to purchase two SMART AirLiners. 

FMMS Principal Dr. Jesse Davis encourages the public to recycle cell phones and ink cartridges by donating them to the school. 

FMMS is located at 1200 Feagin Mill Road in Warner Robins. 

Warner Robins High School to Perform at Sugar Bowl

The Warner Robins High School Demon  (WRHS) Marching Band will travel to New Orleans in January to participate in the mass band half-time performance at the Sugar Bowl.

The annual Warner Robins High School Christmas Concert will be held tonight, Dec. 13 at the Warner Robins Civic Center. 

Admission is free but audience members are asked to bring at least two canned food items which will be donated to a local food bank to help people in the community.  Show time is 7:00 p.m.

Warner Robins High is located at 401 South Davis Drive in Warner Robins.  Steve Monday serves as principal.  For more information, contact Howell at 478-929-7889, ext. 2, or todd.howell@hcbe.net.

Centerville to Host Library Dedication

Centerville Library will host its dedication on Thursday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.

Librarian Nancy Granger says Governor Perdue will be at the dedication.

While the library will not open until January, the dedication will take place while Perdue and Houston County Chairman Ned Sanders are still in office since they helped with the project.

The forthcoming Centerville Library is located on Gunn Road in Centerville.

For more information, call 478-922-5100.

General Goddard Welcomes Fighter He Flew 40 Years Ago to Museum of Aviation

General Goddard Welcomes Fighter He Flew 40 Years Ago to Museum of Aviation

An F-100D fighter once flown by retired Air Force Major General Rick Goddard during the Vietnam War is coming home to the Museum of Aviation. 

As a young fighter pilot, Goddard flew 226 combat missions in F-100s, 180 of them in this exact aircraft (#56-2995) from September 1968 to October 1969 while assigned to the 309th Tactical Fighter Squadron in Vietnam. 

The aircraft was eventually retired from active service in 1978 and put on display at Otis AFB, Massachusetts, a news release says.