Happy birthday to you Mercer graduates Farm Bureau scholarship
Lt. Governor Cagle calling for birthday cards from students
Lt. Governor Casey Cagle will represent the state of Georgia at Zoo Atlanta’s first birthday celebration for giant panda cub Mei Lan on Sept. 6.
Cagle is encouraging elementary school students to participate in the celebration by sending birthday cards for Mei Lan to the Lt. Governor’s office. He will deliver the cards to the zoo on her birthday.
“Georgia should be proud that we have one of only four zoos in the United States that is home to giant pandas,” Cagle said. “These pandas are China’s national treasure and I look forward to celebrating our cub’s first birthday as well as welcoming Chinese Consulate General Qiao Hong to our great state.”
Birthday cards for Mei Lan must be received by Sept. 5.
Send cards to Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, 240 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334.
Teachers who would like an educational poster about pandas and specifically Mei Lan should call the Lt. Governor’s office at (404) 656-5030.
Fall break camp
Newton County Recreation Commission Program Coordinator Debra Banks announced a Fall Break Camp for the week of Oct. 1-5.
The camp will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Turner Lake Complex. Children ages 6-12 are invited. The cost is $65 per child.
Registration is limited to the first 60 children and will continue until Sept. 12 or until the program is full.
For further information about how to register, call Debra Banks at (770) 786-4373 x 14
Four Newton County students recently graduated from Mercer University in Macon.
Graduating from the College of Continuing and Professional Studies are Sheila B. Diaf of Covington (Bachelor of Liberal Studies) and Christopher D. Cain of Newborn (Bachelor of Science in Social Science).
Graduating from the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing are Deidre L. Herring and Lauren B. Means, both of Covington.
The Georgia Farm Bureau will award 10 scholarships to high school seniors this winter.
Students are eligible to submit an application if they, a parent or legal guardian, is a member of the Georgia Farm Bureau.
Applicants must plan to enter a unit of the University System of Georgia or Berry College during the 2008-2009 academic year pursuing a degree in agricultural and environment sciences, family and consumer science or a related agricultural field.
All applications must be submitted by Oct. 19.
For more information contact the Newton County Farm Bureau office at (770) 7867201. Visit www.gfb.org/education to download an application.
Room to grow: Pastor Billy Wade of First Presbyterian Church of Covington, left, accepts the church’s District Charter Organization of the Year Award from Cub Scout Pack Master Rick Gunter.
Big birthday: Zoo Atlanta giant panda cub Mei Lan will celebrate her first birthday on Sept. 6. This photo was taken of her in her habitat on Aug. 9.