Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

Your Community FYI

June 12, 2014

Town Crier: June 13, 2014

AMERICUS — Americus

Free Program: As part of Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, Innovative Senior Solutions presents The Basics of Alzheimer’s, an education program by the Alzheimer’s Association at 5:30 p.m. June 19 at 721-A Felder St. Space is limited; call 229-928-3673 to register. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and more. Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. For more information on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, call 1-800-272-3900.

Servsafe® Training:  Servsafe® Training for Food Service Managers is June 23-24. Pre-registration is required by June 6. Cost is $140. Call 924-4476 for information or stop by the Sumter County Extension Office.


Family Reunion: Plans are currently being made for a family reunion for the Johnson, Tyner and Gary families July 18-20, 2014 in Atlanta. For more information, call Marcus Johnson at 229-942-5102 or Arthur Johnson at 229-894-2518.

Urgent Need: Harvest of Hope Food Pantry is in need of plastic bags (regular Walmart or grocery store size). The pantry always need plastic bags but during the spring they need extra. They can sometimes use 3,000 bags in one day! They are at the pantry on  McGarrah Street from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays and  7:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays.


Federal Employees: The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 643 meets at 11:30 a.m. June 18 at the American Legion on Gillionville Road. Buffet lunch is served and Don Dowling of The Parks at Chehaw is speaker.



Weight Watchers: Weight Watchers meets Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 125 S. Jackson St. Weigh-in is at 5 p.m., followed by meeting at 5:30 p.m. Visit

Become a Mentor:  LEAP “Learning for Everyone … Avenue to Progress” continues to provide mentorship to elementary, middle and ninth-grade academy students and free adult education classes to the citizens of Sumter County. LEAP is currently accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Applicants need to be 18 or older and commit 30 minutes per week for one academic school year. For more information or to make a donation, contact Brittany Dawson at or call at 229-924-9443.

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