Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

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March 28, 2012

Town Crier: March 29, 2012

AMERICUS — Americus


Head Start Registration: Sumter County Head Start/Early Head Start are accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year. Must have birth certificate, proof of income and Medicard card (if applicable) to register. There is also a prenatal program for mothers in their first trimester. For more information call 924-7666.

Parent Workshop: The 21st Century Community Learning Centers, South Georgia Technical College, Sumter County School System’s After-school programs, host a parent workshop from 5:30-6:30 p.m. today in the media center of Americus-Sumter County High School South Campus. Topic is Customer Service Skills. Refreshments from Subway and door prizes offered. Child care available. For information call Rhonda Reddick 942-4992.

Essay Contest: The Alexander H. Stephens Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), in Americus sponsors it's annual essay contest during Confederate History and Heritage Month in April. The contest is open to all area high school seniors (Sumter, Schley, Terrell, Marion, Stewart, Webster and Lee xounties) and includes home school students and studentsi n the private, public and Christian schools. The subject of this year’sessay is: "The Character and Leadership of Robert E Lee.” First-place winner receives a $ 1,000 college scholarship, and second-place winner receives a $500 college scholarship. Winners will be recognized at their school's honor day program and will read their essay at the Annual Confederate Memorial Day Service on April 28 at Oak Grove Cemetery. Deadline for submitting the essay is March 31. For further information about the essay contest,ask your local high school guidance counselor or go to

Free Computer Class: Lake Blackshear Regional Library offers Personal Computer Basics at 11 a.m. March 31. Each class lasts an hour. Free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. Stop by the library at 307 E. Lamar St. in Americus, call 924-8091 or visit for more information.

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