2008-02-20 / Datebook

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Portal to celebrate 100th Anniversary

Everyone is invited to the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the founding of the town of Portal. An original folk-life musical drama traces the stories of Bulloch County's first railroad and lumber barons, turpentine workers, moon-shiners, horse-andbuggy doctors and a host of other characters. Scenes range from the poignant return of half-starved Confederate veterans to the hilarious resurrection of an alcoholic who was mistaken for dead.

The production is directed by Georgia Southern University professor Mical Whitaker, with a cast of more than 75 performers. General admission is $3. Advance purchase is recommended. Tickets are available at Portal City Hall; call (912) 865-2566. Limited tickets will be available at the door. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, and Saturday, March 8, in the auditorium of Portal Elementary School.

For more information, contact Edie Stanley at (912) 865-4519.

Free Legal Help

Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) staff will be in Jenkins County to meet with senior citizens wanting free legal help, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Senior Citizens, 60 years of age or older who have a civil, non-criminal legal issue may be able to obtain help. A GLSP staff member will be in Jenkins County 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Monday, March 3, at the Jenkins County Senior Citizens Center, 998 College Ave.

The GLSP office that serves Jenkins County is located at 209 Seventh St., Suite 400, Augusta. The office can be reached at 1(800) 248-6697.

Pancake Supper

The annual Millen Lions Club Pancake Supper will be held from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at the Millen Community House. Plates will be available for "dine in or take out." Tickets are $5 each, and are available at the door or from any Lions Club member.

Proceeds go to purchase eyeglasses for local citizens who qualify.

Recreation Department holding ball registration

Jenkins County Recreation Department (JCRD) is now holding registration for Boys Baseball, ages 6 - 17; Girls Fast Pitch Softball, ages 6 - 17; and Boys and Girls T-ball, ages 4 and 5. All participants must present a birth certificate and proof of insurance. The cost is $35 per child. Registration is currently being held at JCRD 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 29.

Coaches are also needed. Requirements include having a criminal background check and being certified in CPR. Those interested should obtain an application by Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Miss Jenkins County Schools pageant scheduled for March 8

The Miss Jenkins County Schools Pageant will be held Saturday, March 8, in the new Jenkins County High School gym.

Applications may be picked up at the offices of Jenkins County Elementary School, Jenkins County Middle School or Jenkins County High School. The registration fee is $25. The application and fee must be returned to the high school office by Tuesday, Feb. 26. If you have questions, contact Cynthia Drake at (478) 982-4791 or cdrake@jchs.com.

FSA Reminders

Small grain producers are reminded to report their wheat, oats and rye acreages to the local FSA office by Saturday, March 1. Disaster program signups are ongoing. Sales closing date for purchasing crop insurance on spring seeded crops, such as cotton, peanuts, corn, soybeans, etc. is Thursday, Feb. 28.

Prom Dress Fashion Show

Before the prom season arrives, the public is invited to take advantage of an opportunity to see the latest styles in eveningwear. The Millen Woman's Club is sponsoring a "Prom Dress Fashion Show" 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Millen Baptist Church Social Hall. Admission is $5. Refreshments will be served.

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