Bring One for the Chipper
Residents can recycle their Christmas treesin the Bring One for the Chipper program between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at Home Depot on Bobby Jones Expressway.
Trees will be chipped into mulch, which is free to the public. Seedlings will be exchanged for recyclable trees while supplies last.
Christmas trees free of decorations can be dropped off at Home Depot on Jan. 11 or before Jan. 11 at the following locations: Columbia County Landfill, 590 Baker Place Road, Grovetown; Augusta-Richmond County Landfill, 4330 Deans Bridge Road, Blythe; Home Depot, 499 Bobby Jones Expressway, Martinez.
For more information, call Metro Augusta Clean and Beautiful at 261-4390.
Abduction seminar scheduled for parents
Dr. Kenneth F. McPherson,a licensed psychologist, will present How to Talk to Your Child about Being Abducted.The seminar will be at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan 16, in the Riverside Elementary School cafeteria.
Reservations are necessary and need to be made by Jan. 10. For more information, or to make a reservation, call the school at 868-3736.
Optimist Club contest
The Optimist Club of Martinez-Evans is holding a contest designed for young people who are hearing-impaired to present thoughts in a public forum titledUnited We Stand in Opinion.
The contest is open to young people through 12th grade who are recognized by the school as deaf or hearing-impaired. The winner will receive a $1,500 college scholarship.
The registration deadline is Jan. 17. For more information, call Gloria Tanksley at 306-2246.
CSRA Writers will meet Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway. Writers needing a support group are invited to attend and bring six copies each of manuscripts to be critiqued. For more information, call Lela Turnbull at 738-4114.
Fifth grade salutes MLK
The fifth-grade class of Brookwood Elementary School will perform I Remember Martin Luther King Jr., a tribute to the slain civil-rights leader, at 1:45, 2:30 and 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13 and a tour at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan 15.
For more information, call Johnny Carr, music specialist, at email@example.com or 855-7596, Ext. 217.
The Columbia County Planning and Development office is encouraging residents to ensure that their homes have their street address numbers plainly visible from the street so that emergency personnel can find the correct address.
House numbers should be at least 3 inches tall, mounted on a mailbox, be visible from both directions of the road and should not be hidden by weeds or flowers.
For more information, call the Columbia County Planning and Development office at 868-3400.
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