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Your Guide to This Weekend

Your Guide to This Weekend

Friday, September 23:

  • MOPS Consignment Sale in Warner Robins, starts at 9 a.m. at Southside Baptist in Kathleen at 101 Bear Branch Rd.
  • Friday Fest in Downtown Macon: check for live music at Third St. Park
  • Mystery Road and The Lee Boys perform in Griffin at The Cavern, 8 p.m.
  • Saint Francis performs at The Hummingbird in Downtown Macon.
  • Ride to End Alzheimer's Poker Run. 11 a.m. at Summer's Landing in Warner Robins

Saturday, September 24:

Your Guide: Georgia National Fair

Your Guide: Georgia National Fair

Georgia National Fair is set for October 6-16 this year.

October 6 opening day: Sneak-a-Peek Day

             Open 3-10 p.m.

             Admission $5, kids (10 & under) get in free with a paying adult.

Pay-One-Price Rides: Open 3:00 pm; $13.00 unlimited rides.

Opening ceremony takes place at 4 p.m.

October 7-October 16 Scheduled Events:

Admission:

Lions & Tigers & Bears.. OH... (Not that kind of FOREST!)

Lions & Tigers & Bears.. OH... (Not that kind of FOREST!)

Eight Houston County 4-H’ers spent the past few months learning all they can about forestry and forestry related activities in preparation for the District Forestry Field Day.  The contest was held at IP Super Tree Nursery in Shellman, Georgia on September 1, 2011.

The Junior team of Cassidy Reynolds, David Jakes, Daniel Bodien, Anna Vorisek and Manuel Becerra placed second in the district competition. David Jakes was 3rd High Scoring Individual.

The Senior team of Samantha Becerra, Katy Vorisek and Ana Jakes also placed second in the district competition, qualifying for the State Competition. The State Competition is on September 24th at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia.

Stacey Ellison, Houston County 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent and Kayleigh Sullivan, 4-H Program Assistant served as coaches for the team. 

Do you believe in Holistic Medicine? Aromatherapy?

Holistic Medicine is defined as the art and science of treating the whole body rather than treating conditions and symptoms. I personally had to venture down this path many years ago when I developed carpal tunnel. It was a dark period in my life but I managed the pain with traditional medicine and then tried acupuncture. What I found comforting was the fact that the Acupuncturist took an entire 2 hours with me to determine the best course of treatment. I felt that this had to be the way instead of traditional procedures for pain management. I soon began to heal and because of this my entire lifestyle changed.

Opening up different possibilities, I thought..hmmm~ if it worked so well for my pain what about my moods? I am a firm believer that one scent can make your day or relax you just before bed. Enter in~ Aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is also a part of holistic medicine which is defined as the practice of applying the healing benefits of essential oils.

Flint Energies Plans Capital Credits for September

Flint Energies’ Board of Directors has authorized the distribution of $2.38 million in capital credits to members of the Cooperative who purchased power from Flint in 1983 and/or 1984, according to Chief Executive Officer Bob Ray. The distribution will completely refund the 1983 capital credits and will refund a portion of 1984.

“Roughly 12,900 currently active members will receive a bill credit on their primary electric account in September for the amount of their capital credit refund,” said Ray. “This tradition continues our effort to look after our members’ best interests.”

By paying capital credits refunds in September, Flint hopes to help offset the higher light bills that many members see at this time of year.  Around Sept. 15, about 17,700 checks will be mailed to those who were members of Flint in 1983 or 1984, but no longer get their electric service from the cooperative.

What are capital credits and how are they paid?

Earthquake: Did you feel tremors?

Earthquake: Did you feel tremors?

An earthquake was reported up and down the East Coast, according to CBS. Here are the details.

Check out our sister station's photos of the office evacuations as well as the damage as a result from the Earthquake in Washington D.C.

Did you feel any tremors here in Georgia? 

HCHS Wins State FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation Competition

HCHS Wins State FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation Competition

 

Houston County High School’s FFA team won first place at the Dairy Cattle Evaluation Career Development Event held in April.  The team will represent Georgia at the national competition this October.

That's according to a Houston County Board of Education news release.

The winning team consists of (pictured from left):  Bradley Norris, Ryan Powell and Emilie Johnson.  Advisor Dr. Ronnie Thomas is pictured, too.  Emilie also won State High Individual.  The team and Emilie each received a plaque, and both Emilie and Dr. Thomas were presented a $1oo cash award.  The team also received $2,000 travel money to attend the National FFA Convention.