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Board of Education Presents Employee Awards

Board of Education Presents Employee Awards

 

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – The Houston County Board of Education will honor employees who have served 30 or 35 years in the Houston County School System today, Oct. 18, 2011.  A reception will be held in their honor at 12:30 p.m. at the Eric P. Staples central office in Perry. 

 

The reception is sponsored by H.E.A. Federal Credit Union and Stevi B’s.  During the 1:00 p.m. Board meeting, honorees will be called to the stage individually to be presented a framed certificate, years of service pin and Board of Education medallion by Superintendent Dr. Robin Hines and members of the Board.  Employees to be honored are listed below.

 

35 Years of Service

«         Ozzie Brown, Northside High

Autumn: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes Galore

Autumn: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes Galore

Where to Go for Your Pumpkins:

  • Elliott Farms, Lizella: features a pumpkin patch, tractor hay rides, snacks, farm animals. Opens in October Call 478-935-8180 for more information.
  • Best Nursery's Pumpkin Patch, Harris County:  Open Oct 1-Nov 16. Call 706-327-1515 for information. 
  • Troup Corn, Laurens County: Features corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch and a mini-maze. Call 478-272-8170. Opens Saturday, Sept 24.
  • Twin Oaks Fun Farm, Monroe County. Features pumpkins and a corn maze. Open Oct. 1-Oct. 31
  • Our Cotton Pickin' Christmas Tree Farm, Hawkinsville. Check their Facebook page for updates.Pick your own pumpkin from the patch. Also enjoy cider or cocoa on the porch while the kids climb the hay mountain. Open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Chamber Hosts SPLOST Informational Session

Chamber Hosts SPLOST Informational Session

The Perry Area Chamber of Commerce plans to hold an E-SPLOST informational session on Tuesday at September 27 at 5:30 p.m.

This session is set to take place at the Houston County Board of Education on 1100 Main St. in Perry.

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:

Perry Players to Present Dinner Theatre Production

Perry Players to Present Dinner Theatre Production

 

Perry Players is celebrating its 30th anniversary with "a season of laughs" beginning this fall with the classic "Arsenic and Old Lace" by Joseph Kesserling, directed by Michael Qualls.

SHOW opens September 29 with our dinner theatre and runs September 30, Oct 1, 2, and 5-9

 

Be Sure to Vote in the Georgia License Plate Contest

Voting reopened today for the Georgia License Plate design contest.

You can vote for one of the eight designs.

Voting ends August 8, 2011 at 3 p.m.

The winning license plate was to be announced Friday, July 15, but there was confusion surrounding the "in God we trust" label on some of the designs.

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.