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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:

Perry High Student Has Champion Steer

Perry High Student Has Champion Steer

 

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – Perry High School senior Christine Sanders presented the Champion Limousin Steer at the Georgia Young Farmers Association Cattle Show held August 27, 2011.  Christine’s steer weighs 1,050 pounds. 

Perry High Agriculture Teacher Philip Gentry said, “Christine works with her steer every day.  She washes, walks, brushes, and trains her steer ‘Jack’ to perform well in the show.  Christine purchased her steer in March from Matt Shirley in Commerce, Ga. 

She will continue to show at cattle shows across the state and finish her show career at the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show in February.  Her father, Terry Sanders, is very instrumental in helping Christine with her livestock project.”

Christine is pictured with Jack and agriculture teachers (from left) Philip Gentry and Phil Gentry. 

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:

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. 

Summer Safety Tips for Pets

Summer Safety Tips for Pets
Summer Safety Tips

Hot weather can make us all uncomfortable, and it poses special risks for your dog. Keep the following safety concerns in mind as the temperature rises, and follow our tips to keep your dog cool.

Heat Hazards

If your dog is outside on a hot day, make sure he has a shady spot to rest in. Doghouses are not good shelter during the summer as they can trap heat. You may want to fill a child's wading pool with fresh water for your dog to cool off in.

Never leave your dog in a closed vehicle on a hot day. The temperature inside a car can rise to over 100 degrees in a matter of minutes.

Always provide plenty of cool, fresh water.

Avoid strenuous exercise on extremely hot days. Take walks in the early mornings or evenings, when the sun's heat is less intense.

Try to avoid prolonged exposure to hot asphalt or sand, which can burn your dog's paws.

Take Your Dog to Work Day

June 24 marks "Take Your Dog to Work Day."

The event is sponsored by Pet Sitters International.

They provide seven tips on ensuring you and your pooch have a great day at work together.

Photo Contest: Art of the Cat Nap

It's National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month.

What does this mean? You should head over to your local shelter and adopt a cat, at least according to the ASPCA website.

But this also means you can enter the Adopt a Shelter Cat Month Photo Contest. The theme: the Art of the Cat Nap: Photos of Kitty in Unusual Sleeping Spots photo contest!

Check out the low-down on how to enter your photo.

If you have cute kitty photos, of course we want to see them as well. We're just not the ones with the contest.