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Community announcements for May 10
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All friends of Lower Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church and those with loved ones in the cemetery are invited to join in for a day of remembrance, fellowship, and food as the Foundation and Lower Black Creek Cemetery Committee seeks to preserve the church and provide care for the cemetery. The homecoming service will be held on Saturday, May 15, with the service beginning at 10 a.m. followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m. Please bring a covered dish and lawn chairs. Drinks will be provided. The Homecoming is sponsored by Lower Black Creek Church Foundation and Lower Black Creek Cemetery Committee.
For more information contact: Diane Stewart at (912) 858-3656, Eugene Bryant (912) 748-7911, or Benny Kangeter at (912) 858-2298.

Summer program
The Bryan County Board of Commissioners is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
For more information please call Terri Taylor at (912) 653-5793.

Teen forum
With help of Bryan County Family Connection and Drug Coalition and several others in the community, Bridget Wallace has organized another teen forum aimed at steering local teens toward good decisions. The forum is open to the public and takes place Saturday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dixie Harn Community Center, 91 Lanier St. in Pembroke. Lunch provided and free homewpork passes to BCMS and BCHS students for attending.  Community services hours will also be earned.  
Please RSVP to Mrs. Wallace at 459-0674.

Tea party
A Mother & Daughter Tea Party will be held at the Pembroke United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 8, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Social Hall of the church. All grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters, neighbors, and friends are invited. The church is located on North College Street in Pembroke.

Church bazaar

The First Baptist Church of Blitchton will be having its Spring Bazaar on Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. All proceeds will go toward their building fund. Items included will be Boston butt and grilled chicken plates. Tickets may be purchased in advanced. There will be a booth with cakes and other basked goods. Other items for sale will be clothing, furniture, appliances, wreaths, birdhouses, pictures, jewelry, books, etc. at very reasonable prices. There will also be a boutique section where Mother’s Day gifts can be purchased.
Blitchton Baptist Church is located at 5204 Highway 80 E., Blitchton.
For more information contact Essie DeLoach at 858-2364 or Brenda Gavin at 858-2404.

Free food

A mobile food pantry will be coming to Gospel Truth Bible Clinic, 362 Wade Carter Road, Ellabell, today from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
This is free food for the elderly, low income, disabled, or unemployed people as well as those at risk. Apostle Kenneth Greene and Pastor Gwendolyn Greene welcome you to receive this blessing.
For more information, call (912)858-3390.

Junior rangers

Fort McAllister State Historic Park will offer Junior Ranger Summer Camp June 14-19 and June 28 -- July 2 for children ages 8 to 12. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. The cost of the camp is $70 per child.
Activities will include nature walks, arts and crafts, games, wildlife lessons, canoeing, nature scavenger hunts and much more.
Call 727–2339 for registration and information. The deadline to register for the week of June 14 is June 9, and June 28 for the week of June 23. The participation is limited to 20 campers for each week.
Fort McAllister is located at 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill, GA 31324.

BCHS reunion

The Bryan County High School class of 1990 20-year reunion is June 12 at 7 p.m. at the Harbor View Room in the Desoto Hilton, Savannah. Dinner and a D.J. The cost is $60 per person, payment due by May 1. Special reunion discount available for overnight rooms. Make checks payable to Cleve White, P.O. Box 902, Ellabell, GA 31308.
For more information email

American Legion Post 164, Pembroke, is selling genuine Vidalia jumbo onions to support Post activities. The 10 pound bags will sell for $8 each, and the 25-pound bags for $15 each. Delivery will be late April or early May. These onions are from Ray Farms and certified by the state as genuine Vidalia onions.
Call B.J. Clark at 653-4958 to place an order or see any member of the Post. Tickets will be sold until late April in the Pembroke, Ellabell and Richmond Hill areas.
The post meets the second Thursday each month at 8 p.m. All veterans are welcome to visit and/or join.

The Bryan County 4-H Club needs your help.  4-H is the youth outreach of the University of Georgia.  This quality program reaches nearly 1,000 young people in Bryan County each month with learning activities such as club meetings, camps, public speaking events, judging and competition teams, community service and citizenship opportunities.  All of these activities make 4-H the largest youth program in the country.
Your help is needed to assist with the funding of these activities. All money used to support educational programs through 4-H must be raised through fund-raisers or donations from the generous people of Bryan County.
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Fishing derby

The Richmond Hill Exchange Club will hold its 20th annual Kid’s Fishing Derby from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 5 at the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery.
Registration begins at noon. The derby is limited to children ages 15 and under, with awards for children 12 and under. All children will be eligible for door prizes.
Participants should bring fishing poles and bait and be ready to fish. A limited amount of bait will be provided by The Exchange Club, and a limited number of fishing poles will be provided by the state Department of Natural Resources. Ponds will be stocked with catfish.
Entry forms, flyers, press releases, and other information are available at

Traffic shif
Those commuting to Hinesville or Fort Stewart are urged to take caution when traveling Tuesday. Traffic at the intersection of highways 196 and 84 near Flemington will be shifted Tuesday onto the new alignment and the recently constructed intersection.
This new intersection alignment, which is approximately a quarter-mile east from its current location on Highway 84, will also be signalized.  
Once traffic is shifted to the new intersection alignment, the old intersection of highways 196 and 84 will be permanently closed to through traffic.
Even though traffic will be maintained during this work, motorists should expect travel delays while the contractor is modifying striping to accommodate the traffic shift.
Motorists are reminded that this is a construction work zone and are advised to use extreme caution. Motorists should be extra cautious and reduce speed as they commute through this construction work zone.
Travelers can call 511 for updated information about this or any other construction project on interstates and state routes. Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures and delays due to inclement weather.

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