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Alcoholics Anonymous Groups Meet In Pike County

The Pike County Group meetings are held at Pike Depot on Wednesday nights from 8 to 9 p.m.

Zebulon AA meets at the Allie B. Edwards Senior Center on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. and Sunday nights at 7 p.m.

Check this website to verify meetings www.aageorgia.org/district_10.htm.

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Bluebird Market in Thomaston

Bluebird Market is a Thomaston, Georgia organic co-op farmers market. Local community gardeners, artisans and growers may market their goods and produce.

Join us each week at 215 Barnesville Street (former R.C. Cola Building) across from Big Chic on Barnesville Street in Thomaston. Open Saturdays 8 am to noon.

For more information, go to bluebirdmarket.wordpress.com.

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American Legion Meeting

Pike Post 197, The American Legion, Department of Georgia, meets at the American Legion in Zebulon on a regular basis.

For more information contact pikepost197@hotmail.com.

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Service Organization Information
 
Reach Out to Others through the Pike County Christian Outreach Center

Pike County Christian Outreach Center is located in Molena. It is a non-profit organization that reaches out to those in need in our community. It depends on the help of donors and churches in our area to help fill needs in our community.

Needs: Toilet paper and other paper products, medium size diapers, cleaning supplies, dish detergent, laundry detergent, shampoo and soap, "Kid Friendly" foods, canned meats, fruit, peanut butter and jelly, cereal, juice, and pasta/spaghetti sauce. Please bring donations during open hours since items that are left of the steps to get wet cannot be used.

Churches can contact Pike County Christian Outreach Center at 770-884-0010 to give a contact person and the correct mailing address to be included in this mission in our community. Donations can be sent to: Pike County Christian Outreach Center, PO Box 30, Molena, GA 30258-0030.

Pike County Christian Outreach Center is open on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Anyone who needs assistance should arrive before 12:00 noon since volunteers who interview and fill orders leave at noon. 770-884-0010

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Support The Pike County Emergency Service Auxillary With Reflective Address Signs

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The Pike County Emergency Service Auxillary is selling reflective address signs to Pike County citizens. Proceeds benefit all emergency services personnel with disaster assistance in the form of gatorade, water, and other necessary items. Green signs are 6 inches by 18 inches with 4 inch reflective numbers on each side.

To order, call 770-468-8633 for more information.

All orders for reflective address signs must be made in writing.

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National Association for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Support Group Meets In Our Area

Please call Pat York at 770-584-1045 for information abut the regional chapter of the National Association for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Support Group.

This is a support group for people with depression and mental illness that serves the Pike, Butts, Henry, Spalding, Upson, and Lamar County area.

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Dolly GoodPuppy Posts Lost Pets and Encourages Adoption

Dolly GoodPuppy Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization centered on pet knowledge, care, and training here in our area. Dolly presents seminars and training events for pets with information about upcoming events on her website.

Millions of pets are euthanized in America every year. Dolly Goodpuppy encourages you to save a life by adopting from a shelter or pound. Check out the links on her website to see pets that need a home. www.dollygoodpuppy.org/adopt.html

Dolly also has a Lost and Found page. This page is for the people in our community who have lost a pet including Pike County since we do not have an animal shelter at this time. If you have a pet that is missing, she will post a photo and your contact information. Dolly encourages pet owners to place some sort of ID on your pet.

Dolly also "writes" her own column that is is published as the Pet Gazette News on www.dollygoodpuppy.org.

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Rock Springs Church Provides Outreach Ministries

www.rockspringsonline.com provides outreach ministries such as grief recovery, 12 programs, alcohol and drug rehabilitation, and more. Click on the link to find out more information.

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Pike Community Resource Network-Formerly the YES Team

Our PURPOSE is enabling PARTNERSHIPS in our community to impact the PEOPLE who need us most.

The Pike Community Resource Network purpose is to foster public awareness of cultural and social trends impacting the ability of families, adults, youth and children in the Pike County community to live healthy productive lives.

The Pike Community Resource Network will serve as a connecting point to foster the development of community partnership to equip all Pike County families, adults, youth and children with positive life skills to develop healthy and productive lives.

The Pike Community Resource Network will provide up to date information and data demonstrating how families, adults, youth and children in Pike County have been strengthened to live healthy and productive lives.

Contact Pike Community Resource Network at michael@connectup.info or vanetta@connectup.info for more information.

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Lamar County Health Department Offers Services

Are you uninsured or unable to pay your co-pay for health care? Lamar County Health Department may be able to help.

Services that are currently provided at the Lamar County Health Department include: Vaccines for all ages, Health checks for children, Developmental screening for children, Breast and cervical cancer screening, Registered Dietician on site, Family planning – includes medical exams, lab tests, counseling, contraceptives/sterilizations, and referral for health needs, Pregnancy tests, Screening and treatment for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Hearing/Vision/Dental screenings, Tuberculosis screening and treatment, Blood pressure screening, Lab work (with doctors orders), Women, Infant, & Children nutrition program for pregnant women and children up to 5 yrs old, Well water testing for bacteria.

Coming in September: Dental clinic for children 12 months – 18 years old on Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids, or not covered by insurance.

Our goal is to provide low cost services. Charges for many services are based on income for people who are underinsured or uninsured. Same day appointments are available if you call early in the morning. Phone lines open at 7 a.m. Monday – Friday and the health department is open from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Call today and see how we can help you have a healthier future! 770-358-1483

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Volunteer for the Local Red Cross

Pike County, Upson, Lamar and Spalding County are all part of the Georgia Three Rivers Chapter. This chapter is comprised of 10 counties in Georgia, some of which used to be served by the Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter.

If you would like to volunteer, need Red Cross information or would like to make a donation, contact the Georgia Three Rivers Chapter of the American Red Cross at 706-884-5818 or via email at ga3rivers.redcross@gmail.com. Our web address is www.ga3riversredcross.org.

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Pike County Campus of Griffin Technical College’s Adult Education Program Offers Classes

The Pike County Campus of Griffin Technical College’s Adult Education program offers classes such as obtaining a General Educational Development Diploma, learning English as a second language, or refreshing skills before enrolling in a college program.

An application process may be required prior to entering the program. Classes are held in the Zebulon Opportunity Center located behind the Zebulon Fire Department and Zebulon City Hall.

For further information, please call Carol Tucker at 770-567-8929. Tell her that you read about her program on the Pike County Times.com.

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Lion's Club Meetings and Rental Information on the Depot

The Pike County Lion's Club meets at 7 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at the Depot. For information on becoming a member, call President Fletcher Dunn at 770-584-4525 or Membership Chairman Charles Bentley at 770-227-9878.

The Depot can be used for private functions by the public. No alcohol or loud music is allowed. No political events are allowed either. User must sign an agreement prior to use. Stove, fridge, and microwave for user use. Donation goes to upkeep of the Depot goes to the Camp for the Blind, the Georgia Lion's Lighthouse, and other Lion's Club projects.

Please contact the Lion's Club for information about rental information for the Depot and tell them that you read about it on the Pike County Times.com.