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Army's 'Idol' contest set to go
Weekly FMWR briefing for Aug. 22
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Visit the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation website for information about what FMWR has to offer soldiers and their families at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. The site is at
Also, follow the action on Facebook at

Operation Rising Star Contestant Sign-up
The sign-up deadline is Friday for singers from Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield who want to compete in Operation Rising Star, the Army's version of "American Idol," at Rocky's Zone.
The free competition is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and is open to active duty, National Guard or Reserve servicemembers and their family who are at least 18 years old.
The local competition opens at Rocky's Zone on next Tuesday. Subsequent rounds will be on Sept. 6 and 13, with the finals scheduled Sept. 20.
The first-place winner will get $500 and advance to the 2011 finals. Second place will receive $250 and third place wins $100. The Army-wide winner will receive an all expense paid, 3-day professional recording studio experience in Los Angeles.
The Spirit Award - $300 to the winning unit or family readiness group fund - will go to the best supportive unit or FRG. Any unit or FRG may compete regardless of contestant participation. Support will be determined each night of the contest by applause.
For more information, call 767-4316.

Mid Summer Knight's Read finale
Armor-clad warriors will stage sword fights, medieval times skills will be demonstrated and magicians and jugglers will perform to bring the Midsummer Knight's Read End of Summer Reading Program to a close on Saturday.
The action will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the lawn behind the George P. Hays Library on Lindquist Road. There is no charge.
Shire of Forth Castle, an area chapter of the Society of Creative Anachronism, will bring medieval times to life. Its members come from Savannah, Hinesville, Pooler, Springfield, Rincon, Pembroke, Richmond Hill and Brooklet.
For information, call 767-2828.

Italian Favorites at Thunder Run Menu
Are you hungry for some Italian favorites? They're on the menu Aug. 31 at Club Stewart's Thunder Run restaurant as part of their themed Wednesday evening offerings.
Thunder Run rotates themed menus catering to a variety of tastes on Wednesdays. Other cuisines are Mexican, Asian and American favorites.
Serving is every Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. The cost is $9.95 per adult and half-price for children ages 5-10. There is no charge for children 4 and under.
For information, call 368-2212.

"Get Fit ... Be Strong" Boot Camp
Registration is under way for CYSS "Get Fit ... Be Strong" Boot Camp.
This fun and challenging physical training is to increase strength, endurance, flexibility and confidence in youth ages 11-18.
The camp takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 6-29 at the Fort Stewart Youth Sports Baseball Complex at the corner of Hero and Coe Avenues.
It is free and registration remains open through Sept. 2. Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate with their youth.
For more information, call 767-1428.

Win Big in Marne Lanes' 9-pin, No Tap Tourney
Compete in a 9-pin, No Tap Tournament on Sept. 3 (and the first Saturday of every month) at Marne Lanes from 7:30 to 10 p.m. You might win as much as $500.
For a $20 entry fee, you can bowl in the exciting tournament. A portion of every entry fee goes toward a 300 jackpot, which is currently up to $500!
Knock down 9 pins and it is considered a strike in this high-scoring event. Bowl two 9-pin, no-tap 300s or one real pefect game to take home the jackpot. The tournament consists of two average brackets: 165 and up/164 and below. Pay-out for the tournament is a 5:1 ratio.
For more details, call 767-4866.

Youth Action Council Facebook Meeting
A Youth Action Council meeting featuring interaction on Facebook will be held from 5-6 p.m. Sept. 8.
The primary discussion will be "Teens and their Consumer Needs on Fort Stewart." Fort Stewart's AAFES PX manager and representatives from other Fort Stewart agencies will address questions concerning teen consumer needs and other quality of life issues.
The YAC Facebook meeting is open only to military-connected teens whose parents are stationed at Fort Stewart.
Inquiries or suggestions about teen-related concerns on Fort Stewart can be made by going to the Fort Stewart/HAAF CYSS Facebook page at
For more information, call the School Liaison Office at 767-6533.

Big Buck Contest Sign-up Under Way
Register now for a chance to win cash for the largest buck harvested on Fort Stewart or Hunter Army Airfield. Registration will continue until Oct. 21.
Early bird registration fees are in effect until Sept. 9. They are $25 for active duty, retired and family members, and $35 for civilians. Beginning Sept. 10, the fees go up $5.
All deer harvested must be turned in to the Fish & Wildlife Branch, during their operating hours, for scoring.
For more information, contact the Pass & Permit Office at 435-8061 at Stewart or 912-315-5163 at Hunter.

Beat the Golf Pros at Hunter/Stewart
Do you and your golfing buddies have the skill to beat the pros at Taylors Creek Golf Course and Hunter Golf Club? You'll get your chance on Sept. 10 at Hunter and Sept. 24 at Taylors Creek.
The format is two golf pros and a staff member from Taylors Creek and Hunter will challenge any four-person team in a "scramble" or "captain's choice" format.
All challengers will pay their respective greens fee and golf car free, with an additional $20 to be placed into the event. For every team that beats the pros, the event purse will be divided by the number of winners.
Tee time is 7:30 a.m. for the Sept. 10 Hunter challenge. Registration accepted until Sept. 9. For more information, call 315-9115.
Teen time is 8 a.m. for the Taylors Creek event. Register by Sept. 23. For more information, call 767-2370.

Home-school meet and greet potluck
Would you like to know more about home-schooling your children or how to get involved in a home school support group? If so, come to the home-school meet and greet potluck from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the Ft. Stewart Youth Center.
This is networking opportunity will have helpful home schooling information.
For more information, call the Fort Stewart School Liaison Office at 767-6533.

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