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Clifton Ridge Middle School March Lunch Menu

Clifton Ridge Middle School March Lunch Menu

To see the full version of the Clifton Ridge Middle School March 2011 lunch menu, click here.

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.

Gray Elementary to Host 'Fuel Up to Play 60 Fitness' Program

Gray Elementary School will have a Fuel Up to Play 60 Fitness night on March 1st from 6:00 till 7:30 pm. 

Parents, students, and the community are invited to come and learn fun and easy ways to eat healthy and get 60 minutes of physical play or exercise in every day. 

According to Gray Elementary School Physical Education Teacher Angela Watts, Jones County is reported as having 29.6% of residents labeled as obese. 

Obesity is most often caused by a lack of physical activity along with a diet high in fat and simple sugars.  Watts says the school is trying to help reverse this trend by educating as many people as possible to get moving and eat fresh produce, whole grains and low fat dairy products.     

People Looking Ahead Now Breakfast Scheduled

People Looking Ahead Now (PLAN) will have its first quarterly breakfast on Saturday, January 29.

The breakfast will highlight what the grassroots organization plans to do to help improve Jones County. The breakfast is a chance to hear what the organization plans as well as to get involved.

The breakfast will be held at Shooter's Grill at 8:30 a.m., next to Fred's Department store.

Breakfast is $7.

Weekly Ladies Prayer Breakfast

A ladyies weekly prayer breakfast takes place at the McDonald's in Gray from 6:45 a.m. until 7:45 a.m. on Mondays throughout January.

For more information, call Central Baptist Church at  478-986-3209.

Central Georgia Affiliate Susan G. Komen to Accept Grant Applications

Komen Central Georgia announced this week a request for grant applications that focus on Central Georgia’s medically underserved population. The Affiliate will provide grants to breast cancer specific projects which focus on screening and education.

Applications must be received by the Affiliate by Jan. 24, 2011.  A downloadable application and additional information can be found at Komen Central Georgia’s website, www.komencentralga.org.

The Affiliate’s goal is to provide medically underserved women with the resources and services they need to detect breast cancer early and increase their chances of survival. Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s grantee programs aid women who are historically underserved including ethnic and racial minorities, those at an economic or cultural disadvantage, young women and survivors.

Chamber Announces Eye Care Ribbon Cutting

The Jones County Chamber of Commerce will welcome new business and new Chamber member, Cathy's Eye Care on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. during a ribbon cutting.

Cathy's Eye Care is located at 4288 Gray Hwy.