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Flint Energies Searches for Members Owed Refunds

Flint Energies is searching for 14,000 members that are owed capital credit refunds. 

Capital credits are somewhat similar to the dividends paid to shareholders of investor-owned utilities except the cooperative’s shareholders are also the member-consumers that it serves. 

The “dividends” (capital credits) are distributed to Flint’s member-consumers, a Flint Energies news release says.

In the fall of each year, Flint Energies refunds capital credits.  Current active members due a refund received a credit on their Flint bill.  Members that no longer get their electric service from Flint are mailed a check.  Flint most recently refunded capital credits for the years 1981-1982 and half of 1983.

Due to the transient nature of Flint’s membership base, many former members have moved away from Flint’s service area without leaving a forwarding address. 

Northside High School Junior Night

Northside High School is holding a Junior Night on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ray Horne Auditorium.  Information will be presented about the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) and other graduation requirements. 

A College Fair will also be a part of the event with about 12 exhibitors on display in the cafeteria from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

To help ensure success in high school, parents and students will receive information about the GHSGT, preparation, tutoring and subject matter. 

Houston County Sharks Basketball Schedule

The Houston County Sharks will play this season’s first home game on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. 

The game will be played at Bonaire Middle School against the Clayton Eagles.  At the end of the season, the Sharks will host the State Tournament on Mar. 5, at Warner Robins High School.

All of the team’s basketball games will be played on Saturdays.  The season’s remaining schedule follows. 

 

Schools Plan Events for Black History Month

Schools in Houston County have activities planned in observation on Black History Month.  Miller Elementary and Eagle Springs Elementary have special events. 

Miller Elementary School will host the Ugandan Thunder Children’s Choir on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. 

The choir hails from the Royal School and Orphanage of Mityana, Uganda.  Consisting of 18 children - 13 girls and five boys, ages 8-11 - the choir is touring the southeastern United States through June. 

Concerts typically last 90 minutes and consist of Ugandan drum songs, track songs in the Lugandan language as well as songs in English, including songs familiar to Americans. 

Miller’s student body will experience the Ugandan sounds and culture through this program.

Students to Compete in Regional Science and Engineering Fair

The Houston Regional Science and Engineering Fair will be held Feb. 2 – 4, 2011, at the Robins Air Force Base Museum of Aviation in the Century of Flight Hangar.  An awards ceremony will be held Friday, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m. 

More than 600 middle and high school students from Houston County and Peach County public and private schools will compete, a Houston County Board of Education press release says.

The fair is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4.  Students will setup their display boards on Tuesday, Feb. 1, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Judges will interview participants on Wednesday, Feb. 2. 

Three individual grand prizes will be awarded - one for the junior division and two for the senior division.  One team grand prize will also be awarded to a senior team. 

Houston County Schools Social Studies Fair this Week

The Houston County School System is holding its annual Social Studies Fair this Thursday, Jan. 27, and Friday, Jan. 28, at the Museum of Aviation in the Hangar One building. 

The fair will be open to the public from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.

Students in grades five through twelve may enter the fair.  The projects are visual presentations designed to show research and conclusions about the study of people and their relationships to their physical and social environment.  Research projects fit one of six disciplines: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science or sociology/psychology. 

The best projects from the system fair will be chosen for entry in the Southwest Georgia Regional Social Studies Fair, which will be held at the Columbus Museum in Columbus on Saturday, Feb. 26. 

Chamber Cuts Ribbon for Insurance Group

Thursday the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for Allen Insurance Group.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at 789 GA Highway 96, Suite 2-B in Bonaire.

For more information, call the Chamber at 478-922-8585.