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Chambers Honor 2011 STAR Students and Teachers

The Perry and Robins Regional Chambers of Commerce will host the annual Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Student and STAR Teacher recognition program on Monday Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. 

The program will be held at the Houston County Board of Education’s central office in Perry.

 During the program, STAR students and their teachers will be recognized, and the district winner will be announced for the first time.  The 2011 STAR Students and Teachers from the Houston County School System are:

Houston County High: 

Vania (Roo-Ra) Lee and teacher Margaret Molyson, Northside High: 

John Anthony Aspinall and teacher Patricia Ogletree;

Perry High:  Avery Roman Jones and teacher Emily Heath;

Warner Robins High:  Miriam (Miri) Baker and teacher Barbara Hilliard.

Sen. Tolleson Offers Mechanism to Fund Water Projects

Sen. Ross Tolleson (R-Perry) has introduced a bill that creates new options for financing water projects in communities throughout the state. 

That is according to a Senate Press Office news release.

The Georgia Public/Private Water Supply Act of 2011 (Senate Bill 122) will allow state and local governments to voluntarily partner with private investors on the construction of reservoirs and other water infrastructure projects.

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.

Museum Volunteer Retires After 22 Years

Museum Volunteer Retires After 22 Years

A U.S. Air Force veteran from Warner Robins will hang up his Red Vest Friday, February 18, after giving more than 5,000 hours of volunteer service to the Museum of Aviation since 1989. 

That is according to a Museum of Aviation news release.

Norm Richards, who faithfully greeted visitors at the front door of the Museum for 22 years, is saying good bye after saying “hello” to thousands of visitors who came to see one of the largest Aviation Museums in the country.

Norm served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1975 as a communications officer, flight navigator, electronics warfare officer, an Inspector General and a Director of Logistics.  He spent the first half of his career as a B-52 crew member, instructor and evaluator in the Strategic Air Command, flying over 6,000 hours in B-52s including the one sitting in front of the Museum.  

'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.

Join the Robins Regional Chamber for SPEED NETWORKING

Join the Robins Regional Chamber for SPEED NETWORKING

The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a Speed Networking event, sponsored by Cumulus Broadcasting, on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 7:30 a.m.

Speed Networking is a structured effective and powerful event that’s fun and friendly and will provide new and established Chamber members the opportunity to meet industry related peers, business contacts & referrals in a pleasant environment.

The Speed Networking event includes a continental breakfast, followed by structured and timed meetings designed to afford participants maximum exposure in a short amount of time. Participants are encouraged to bring a stack of business cards and other paraphernalia to share and exchange with others.

The cost is $15.00 for Chamber members and non-members are welcome for $25.00.  Registration deadline is Friday, February 18, 2011There will be NO CANCELLATIONS after 5 p.m. on Friday, February 18.