Head Start registration
Culbertson Head Start will be taking applications for the 2013-14 school year beginning on Jan. 22 through Feb. 22, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the center, located at 570 Jonah Tillman Road.
Those eligible for Head Start are children ages 3 by Sept. 1, 2013 through ages 5 years old. Children with a diagnosed disability are welcome to apply as well.
To complete the registration process, they ask all applicants to please bring proof of child’s age (preferably a certified birth certificate with file number) and all verification of family income that can be left with the center (preferably a 2012 Income Tax form or W2 form, a previous 12 months public assistance letter, WG-15 or two current check stubs).
For more information contact Susie Magwood-Thomas, center supervisor, or a family service worker at 229-985-7400.
College finance meeting
Colquitt County High School will host an informational meeting for parents regarding financial aid for college.
A representative from the Georgia Student Finance Commission will conduct the meeting. This is a great opportunity to have questions answered about paying for college costs and what assistance is available.
The meeting will be held in the CCHS cafeteria on Jan. 14, at 6 p.m.
NAMI support groups
NAMI support groups will be meeting Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the social hall of First United Methodist Church, which is located at 409 1st Street S.E. in Moultrie.
Two separate groups will be held: one for persons living with mental illness and one for family.
Kingwood Baptist Church is starting a Bible Study on Monday, Jan. 14. It is a 12-week study and training program titled “Run for God.” It will prepare people at any level to be able to complete a 5k race. For more information, please contact the Rev Allan Pierce at 229-985-3580.
Head Start registration
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