MOULTRIE — C.A. Gray Junior High School’s 8th Grade FFA Chapter recently contributed $200 to agricultural projects in Africa. With the Love For People Organization, $40 will cover the vaccinations, the transport, and the purchase cost of one goat. These goats are then distributed to rural women so that they can be used to provide meat, milk, or additional income for their families. Women in the program receive two goats each, as well as access to a buck for breeding purposes so that they can begin their own herd. They are supervised in the program for two years and receive veterinary assistance during those two years. Ladies in the program are encouraged to use their goats for investment so that they can better provide for their families in the future. They are also taught how to save money for future needs. With the money that C.A. Gray contributed, five new goats could be purchased and distributed to these women.
The ‘play in the dirt’ season begins!
As we continue to experience conditions which offer a week of cold weather followed by a week of warm weather, know that these current temperature patterns will probably last throughout the month of March. March is supposed to be the month of winds to blow away winter and getting back into the yard for some spring cleaning and planting.
The color of flowers can be therapy to all
Both springtime and flowers have an impact on people. With springtime comes desirable weather which promotes outside activities and flowers which promote feelings of expression and curb appeal. Color plays an important role in flower selections.
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Annual Miss Afro Pageant to be held Saturday
The annual Miss Afro Scholarship Pageant will be held at 7 p.m., on Saturday, March 1, at the Colquitt County Arts Center. This event is sponsored by Friendship Baptist Church.
It’s about time to start pruning!
It’s Valentine’s Day weekend and this weather is certainly indecisive – cold one week and warm the next week. When will spring arrive? The warmer days encourage outdoor involvement and landscape activities while the colder days keep us inside. However, it’s almost time to start pruning.
Moultrian cast in ABAC musical
A Moultrie student is one of seven ABAC students and alumni who will star in the Baldwin Players’ spring production, “Smoke on the Mountain.”
Pruning tips as winter fades into springtime
It’s late January and the urge to get back into the yard continues to grow. We have had a cold winter and it’s not over yet. Evaluate your desires to get back into the yard and determine when you need to start various projects. One of the most common activities that need to be implemented is pruning, but consider plant health and safety before beginning any pruning exercises. It’s never too early to develop your plans!
Consider enrichment items in your great outdoors
As you develop your landscape plans and outline your activities to play in the dirt for the spring, consider designing and constructing enrichment items which will enhance the aesthetics of the property, as well as bring personal enjoyment to your family and guests. This is your great outdoors; therefore make the best of it while considering cost, sustainability effects, and environmental-friendliness.
Get ready to play in the dirt!
With the holiday season behind us and the cold weather upon us, make every effort to stay warm this month. While kicking back by the fire in the evening for a good book or a movie, take the time to plan and schedule your springtime landscape and construction activities. As you do so, please take the following pointers into consideration.
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