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Unity Conference Honors Women in Education

Unity Conference Honors Women in Education

The event will take place on March 5 at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins.

The conference will last from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

HCBOE Names 17 Outstanding Women in Education

Seventeen women from the Houston County Board of Education will be honored Saturday, March 5, 2011, as recipients of the Outstanding Women in Education award. 

They will be recognized during the “It’s Time!” Unity Conference.  The conference will be held in the Century of Flight building at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The honorees will be presented awards from 2:00 p.m. to 2:35 p.m. and also recognized at a reception from 2:40 to 3:30 p.m.  Special guests include First Lady Sandra Deal and Becky Scott.   

 A total of 30 honorees were selected from across Georgia with nominees coming from not only Houston, but also Baldwin, Bibb, DeKalb, Fulton, Henry, Lowndes, Newton, Peach and Twiggs. 

HCHS Hosts Junior Night

Houston County High School will have a Junior Night on Thursday, March 3, 2011, at 6 p.m. in the Houston County High Theater. 

A Houston County Board of Education news release says that information will be presented to students and their parents about the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) and other graduation requirements. 

 To help ensure success in high school, parents and students will receive information about the GHSGT, SAT, ACT, test preparation and tutoring opportunities. 

Information on financial aid for college will also be available. 

Representatives from GAcollege411 and Macon State College will be available to answer questions as will Houston County High counselors.

HCHS Black History Banquet

Houston County High School will have a Black History Month Banquet this Friday, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. 

The event is open to the public. 

The Hayiya Dance Theatre Ensemble of Macon will perform and a silent auction will be available. 

The menu consists of:  lemon pepper chicken, broccoli and rice, turnips, bread and cake.  The cost for the meal and show is only $5. 

For tickets or more information, contact Kimberlyn Jackson at either 478-988-6340, ext. 32705, or Kimberlyn.Jackson@hcbe.net.

 

Local Children Selected for Touring 'Wizard of Oz' Show

Local Children Selected for Touring 'Wizard of Oz' Show

The National Tour of “The Wizard of Oz” announced that 12 children from Central Georgia will perform the roles of munchkins in Macon showings of the beloved classic live on stage.

“The Wizard of Oz” will be performing at The Grand Opera House March 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Macon.

That is according to a Grand Opera House news release

Macon dance studio Academy of the Performing Arts auditioned, selected and will prepare all 12 munchkins for their choreographed songs and dances in the production. The children will have the opportunity to dance alongside a nationally touring Broadway company and learn valuable, real-world skills while having fun. Owners Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss, both with 30 years’ experience, are excited to be a part of this production.

'10 Great Dates' to Energize Marriages

Middle Georgia Healthy Community Initiative is Celebrating National Marriage Week Feb. 13 – 17. 

10 Great Dates kick-off is Thursday, February 17, 6:30 p.m. at Hephzibah Dining Hall located on Zebulon Rd. in Macon. 

Authors of 10 Great Dates, David and Claudia Arp, will be present to take the couples through their date night. 

Free dinner will be served.

For more information or to register, visit www.mgchmi.org.

Date Night Topics will include:

Date 1 – Choosing a High-Priority Marriage

Date 2 – Learning to Talk

Date 3 – Resolving Honest Conflict

Date 4 – Becoming an Encourager

Date 5 – Finding Unity in Diversity

Date 6 – Building a Creative Love Life

Date 7 – Sharing Responsibility and Working Together

Date 8 – Balancing Your Roles as Partner and Parent

Local Mom Wins $200,000 Playing Powerball

A Warner Robins mother is celebrating a $200,000 Powerball win.

Sherry Mauldin won the prize by matching the first five winning numbers in the Feb. 12 drawing, a Georgia Lottery news release says.

Mauldin discovered her win on the Georgia Lottery website and immediately shared the news with her husband, Steven.

“He thought I was just playing until I turned white,” said Mauldin, an account executive with a telecommunications company.

Mauldin and her husband plan to pay bills and share the prize with their five children.

“I think we’re going on a cruise to the Bahamas this year,” she added. “We’ve been before, but we’ll make this one extra special.”

Winning numbers from the Feb. 12 drawing were: 11-32-36-48-52 and the Powerball was 19.

Publix Super Market on 1114 Ga. Highway 96 in Kathleen, sold the lucky Quik Pik ticket.

Proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.