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Community announcements for Oct. 6
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The Richmond Hill Senior Center will host a luncheon with Carter Infinger, candidate for District 4 county commissioner, at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 8, at the center at 185 Ball Park Road.
Infinger will discuss the importance of the senior vote and answer any questions regarding the election. The Shellhouse Restaurant will provide shrimp red rice and sweet tea.
For more information, contact the senior center at 756-2783

Family reunion

Descendants of John Morgan Futch and Nancy Crosby Futch will hold the 63rd reunion on Oct. 17 at the Smith Family Reunion Center on Seed Tick Road off Hwy. 119 North near Pembroke. A basket lunch will be served at 1 p.m.
For more information call Charlene Butler at (912) 653-2474.

Flu shots

The Bryan County Health Department is now offering the flu vaccine from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the health department offices. Appointments are encouraged and everyone 6 months and older should consider getting vaccinated.
The flu vaccine is available in both the injectable (shot) and nasal spray form, and the cost is $25. Neither the flu shot nor the nasal spray can cause the flu. The shot is approved for use in people 6 months of age and older, including healthy people, people with chronic medical conditions and pregnant women.
The nasal spray is approved for use in healthy people 2-49 years of age who are not pregnant. In addition, there is a special high-dose flu formulation for those 65 and older.
The 2010-2011 flu vaccine will protect against three strains flu: influenza A H3N2 virus; influenza B virus; and the 2009 H1N1 virus that caused so much illness last season. Since the 2009 H1N1 strain is included in this year’s seasonal vaccine, there is no need to get a separate 2009 H1N1 vaccination this year.
For more information, please call the Bryan County Health Department in Richmond Hill at 756-2611 or in Pembroke at 653-4331.
For more information on the 2010 flu vaccine please go to

Free food

The Mobile Food Pantry will be at Gospel Truth Bible Clinic, 362 Wade Carter Road in Ellabell from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Oct. 6. This food pantry is available for the low-income, elderly, disabled or unemployed people; and those at risk. For more information, call (912) 858-3390.

Magic show
The Boys & Girls Club of the Altamaha Area will hold an award-winning magic/illusion show fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Wayne County High School Auditorium in Jesup
Tickets are $10, and limited VIP seating is $15. Production costs are offset by local business sponsors and individual donors, enabling 100 percent of ticket sales to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Altamaha Area and keeping ticket prices affordable for families.  
For ticket information call the Boys & Girls Clubs at (912) 588-0022.                           
To become a business sponsor and receive complementary reserve VIP seats, call Connie Riddle at (912) 424-8772.    

Retired educators

Bryan-Evans Retired Educators Association will meet Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at Mrs. Rogers’ Restaurant in Claxton.
Jack Kingston will speak, and all retired teachers are encouraged to attend.
 For information, call Jean Owens (Pembroke) 653-4732, Jerry Swain (Claxton) 739-2686 or Esther Sexson (Richmond Hill) 727-3013.

Story time

Pembroke Public Library will be having a story time at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, at the library. We will be reading Halloween stories and also coloring Halloween pictures. It will be geared toward toddler and pre-school ages.
For more information, please call the Pembroke Library at 653-2822.

Veteran celebration
Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church will host a Veterans Appreciation Day celebration at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the church in Richmond Hill.
The public is invited to join the “Hour of Power, Compassion in Action” service dedicated to veterans and their families. The event is free and a pre-Thanksgiving dinner will be served to honor the patriots. The dress is casual, and the creative use of red, white and blue is encouraged.
For more information, call 727-2163 or e-mail

Quilting class?

Common Threads knit and crochet group is considering launching a quilting class and will have an organizational meeting at 1:30 p.m. Wedensday, Oct. 13, at the Richmond Hill Public Library.
Experienced quilters are invited to the meeting to help work out the details.
For more information, e-mail

Poker run

American Legion Post 164 Pembroke and Legion Riders will sponsor a Poker Run on Saturday, Oct. 16. The run will form at the Post home in Pembroke and terminate at Hart’s Tavern in Lanier. First bike out at 9 a.m., last bike out at 10 a.m.; last bike in at 2 p.m. The route is 100 miles long. Licensed riders only.
The best hand wins $200 and the worst hand $50. Numerous door prizes will be drawn for and a light lunch and one poker hand will be included in the entry fee of $20. Extra hand or rider will be $5. There will be a 50/50 drawing also.
Come join them for a nice country ride, rain or shine. For more information, call BJ Clark at (912) 653-4958; Walt Myers at (912) 655-2906; Joe Lewis at (912) 842-9418; or Ernie Mitchell at (912) 653-7970.

Boston butts
The Bryan Masonic Lodge No. 303 will hold its annual fall Boston butt and dinner sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8.
Dinners will be $6 and butts will be $20.
For more information, call 756-7632

Pageant deadline
The deadline for applications for the Evans County Forestry Pageant is Oct. 23, with no exceptions.
The pageant will be at 5 p.m. Nov. 13 at Claxton Middle School.
For more information or to request and application, please contact Crystal Massey at or Brandy Foskey at

Calling all runners and walkers. Come support the Mission Project 3 (MP3) of First Baptist Church in their fundraising event for the Romanian Mission Trip at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 23 in J.F. Gregory Park.
This will be a family event with bouncy houses and fun at the park. Childcare will be available for runners and volunteers. Please RSVP, as availability is first come, first served.
For more information visit

Welcome packets
When single soldiers return from deployment, it takes a few days before their belongs are removed from storage. The Military Ministry at First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill is teaming up with Consumed (Friday night worship) to provide them with items they will need during this waiting period.
Donations of travel-size shampoo, soap, detergent, hand sanitizer, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, small Bibles/devotionals and more are being accepted. This is a way to say “thank you” for their service.
Items can be dropped off at First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill office Monday through Thursday from 8-6 p.m.
For more information, call  756-2196.
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