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Healthy Habits Program Gets Local Footing

Healthy Habits Program Gets Local Footing

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) received a grant from the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) to implement a nutrition and physical activity program in Central Georgia, a Bright from the Start news release says.

Through the “Caregivers Promoting Healthy Habits: Implementing Wellness Policies in Child Care Centers in Georgia,” Bright from the Start will provide 38 early care and education centers in 42 middle Georgia counties with assistance in developing and implementing wellness policies that encourage healthy eating and physical activity for children ages zero to five years.

The selected centers will receive up to $3,000 in the form of sub-grants to support wellness activities.

Tall Tales & Stories at Perry Players Theatre

Tall Tales & Stories at Perry Players Theatre

Tall Tales & Stories of Perry: Jan. 14th, 7 p.m. at Perry Players Theatre.

Wine and cheese will be served as well.

Tickets $50 each ($35 tax deductible).

Tickets are available at the Welcome Center or by emailing info@perryartscenter.org

New Outdoor Recreation Pass Needed in Some Wildlife Areas

New Outdoor Recreation Pass Needed in Some Wildlife Areas

The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division now requires a recreation pass for Flat Creek PFA in Houston County.

That's according to a Department of Natural Resources news release.

The pass is known as  the Georgia Outdoor Recreation Pass (GORP) for visitors ages 16-64.

Board of Education Names Nutrition Director

Board of Education Names Nutrition Director

 

Houston County, GA – The Houston County Board of Education approved Superintendent Dr. Robin Hines’ recommendation on Dec. 13, 2011, to name Meredith Potter the Director of School Nutrition, a Houston County Board of Education news release says. 

Potter originally joined the system as the School Nutrition Dietician in July of 2008.

 

“Houston County’s School Nutrition Program is known across the state and nation for its integrated, cutting-edge approach to nutrition and nutrition education,” remarked Potter.  “I am excited about continuing our high standards of excellence and leading our great nutrition team as we work to make a positive difference in the lives of Houston County families.”

 

Have You Seen This Dog?

Have You Seen This Dog?

Many people have contacted 13WMAZ about Hunter Carter, a brown and white American bulldog mix, who ran way from his owner's vehicle after a traffic accident near Exit 142 on Houser Mill Rd. Saturday evening.

His owner, Allie Carter, is a college student in Valdosta and was traveling home to Atlanta for Christmas break with Hunter, when they were in a traffic accident.

As Carter had rescued Hunter from a shelter in Valdosta, Hunter has a black and gray collar with tags and also has a microchip.

He weighs between 55 - 60 lbs.  Hunter is about a year old.The family is offering a reward for Hunter's safe return.

Call 404-325-3978 or 404-784-0698.

Exchange Club Book Signing and Blood Drive

Exchange Club Book Signing and Blood Drive

Author Sophia Peavy will be at the Exchange Club's event to sign her boo,k "Bless You Child," the individual stories of 34 childhood cancer warriors. Three of the children featured are Perry kids.

The event is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 19 from 2-7 p.m.

 

Tentatively, Kody and his mother, Olivia Culpepper's family and Luke Campbell's mother will be there to sign the book as well. The books are $20 and all  proceeds from this book are being donated to Jay's Hope and the individual families in the book.

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