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Welcoming 2013: Making the Most of the New Year

Welcoming 2013: Making the Most of the New Year

Today is my first day in the office for 2013. I intentionally took time off over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays to step back from work, enjoy my family and clear my head. Now I’m back and ready to hit the ground running! How about you?

 

In the past I’ve never been much of a believer in writing down my goals or making them for that matter. It all seemed a little woo-woo and out there. However in 2012 I worked with a wonderful organizer and business coach Paris Love (www.parisloveinstitute.com) who convinced me of the importance of setting goals.

VA Outpatient Clinic to Open in Milledgeville

VA Outpatient Clinic to Open in Milledgeville

Veterans in Milledgeville can now look forward to a short commute to receive VA medical care.

According to a news release, the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin plans to open a Milledgeville VA outpatient clinic on November 1.

That's located at A Wing, 1st Floor, Pete Wheeler Building at 2249 Carl Vinson Highway in Milledgeville.

Services will include: 

  • primary care,
  • mental health,
  • social work,
  • dietary counseling

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8-4:30.

 

Veterans can also call the 24-hour Nurse Triage number at 1-877-424-8212 to speak with a nurse.

 

Veterans requesting care at the new clinic that are not currently enrolled in VA Healthcare may obtain an application form online at www.va.gov or can visit the clinic after the opening on Nov. 1st, 2012, to pick up an enrollment package.

5K Pink Out Race to Benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure

5K Pink Out Race to Benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Zeta Tau Alpha at Georgia College invites you to a Pink Out 5K Race to help raise funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure!

That race is on November 3rd starting at 9:30 a.m. To replenish your nutrients after the run, enjoy a BBQ lunch and live music!

The family-friendly event also features activities for kids like a photo booth, fun run, face-painting and a bouncy house.

Head down to Georgia College's West Campus on November 3rd to participate.

Fall Line Farmers Market Features Homegrown, Homemade Goodies

Fall Line Farmers Market Features Homegrown, Homemade Goodies

This week at the market:

- Bagels!
- Salad Mix
- Kale

-Scones
- Artisan Cheese
- Grass Fed Beef
- Heritage Breed Pork
- Homemade Pound Cake
- Local Honey
-Pumpkins
- Vegetable & Herb Transplants
- More Fall Vegetables!

Check out the market from 9-noon on Saturdays.

Kroger Announces Spinach Recall in Georgia Stores

Kroger Announces Spinach Recall in Georgia Stores

If you've recently purchased spinach at your local Kroger grocery store, it may be contaminated with Listeria.

Kroger is recalling spinach sold at it's stores in 15 states.

The recall affects 10 ounce packages of "Fresh Selections Tender Spinach" and had a "best if used by" date of September 16th.

Return the spinach to the store for a full refund or replacement.

Man Fighting Flesh-Eating Bacteria Returns Home

A Milledgeville man that was first diagnosed with the flesh-eating bacteria in May, finally returns home to his family.

He arrived back at his Lake Sinclair home on Wednesday.

"I am just happy," said Bales. "I am happy to be home, happy to get phone calls from people I love and even people I don't even know I get phone calls from, it's great."

Paul Bales said that he first contracted the bacteria when he scraped his leg on his boat ramp. He said that he doesn't remember too much after that.

"I remember that morning I was going to play golf with some friends of mine," said Bales. "About a week and a half later I remember waking up in the hospital without a leg and I lost about a week and a half to two weeks of my life gone."

Bales said during that time doctors told his sons that he had the flesh-eating bacteria.

Milledgeville and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Milledgeville and the Americans with Disabilities Act

On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush to provide equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, education, and day-to-day living, as well as to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities.  As we approach the 22nd anniversary of the legislation, let's strive to make Milledgeville an open and inviting community for all people, including those affected by disability.  But how?

Five practical courtesies will show that you care to make Milledgeville the place to live, work, and thrive for individuals with disabilities in the state of Georgia.