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Disaster preparedness at Gray Health Kelsea donates to Locks of Love Several times a year, Gray Health & Rehabilitation holds disaster drills and educational seminars to prepare the staff so they know what to do in the event of an emergency. During the past session, members from the EMA joined them so they could hear and see what was being taught. During these drills, topics include tornados, thunderstorms, fires, chemical spills, and loss of electricity. A new staff member is oriented within the first few days on what to do in case of an emergency. The orientation starts out with RACE, which means Rescue, Alarm, Contain, Extinguish/Evacuate. Within the facility, there are several red-covered disaster books which provide staff with guidance when the need arises. It goes into detail on what steps should be taken, depending on thetype of disaster. Pictured (I-r) are Don Graham, EMA director; Chap Nelson, Gray Health administrator; David Banta; and Bill Wright, EMA assistant director. Gray Garden Club Eleven-year-old Kelsea Willis recently donated 13 inches of her hair, for the second time, to Locks of Love. The first time was in 2010 and, as soon as she was able to, she donated again. It is only the second time in her life that she has had a haircut, and both times she wanted to help someone who didn't have any hair. "1 can't do much, but I can donate hair," said the Dames Ferry Elementary School fifth-grader. At the March meeting of the Gray Garden Club, Amy Bean spoke on organic gardening. She and her veterinarian husband, Dr. Rusty Bean, own The Little Farm on Wheeler Road. The club members appreciate her interesting and informative presentation. Mayis :t(00r Care Month Did you know that there are approximately 7,700 Georgia children in foster care? These youth need stable, loving care until they ean either safely reunite with their families or establish otherlifelong relation- ships with a nurturing adult. May is National Foster Care Month. This month, the Jones County Department of Family and Children Services is join- ing thousands of individuals, government agencies, and child advocacy organizations across the nation in promoting National Foster Care Month with various events throughout the region to raise awareness about these children. No matter how muoh time you have to give, you have the power to do something positive that will"change alifetime"for a young person in foster care. For more information, please visit For additional information on becoming a foster ol adop- tive parent, call Jones County DFCS, 986-3126, or 1-877-210 KIDS. You can visit Georgia's waiting children onlinebyvisit- or www.wednesdavschildga. com Gray Station third nine-week H00nor Roll named Gray Station Middle School would like to recognize the fol- lowing students for their aca- demic achievement during the third nine weeks of school. Sixth Grade Honorable Mention Levi Barber, Morgan Beck, AdamBrooks, Nelson Buckland, PhiUennia Burchard, Abbie Burns, Lau mn Corrigan, Katie Cromer, Crutchfield,TakiaOmieI,Abigail DeRubbo, Tanner Dupme; Taylor Edenfield, Andrew Frazier, ChristopherGabrieI, LaurenGodbee, Mary Goguen, Elizabeth Golden, Ty Gordon, gierstin Halbesma, Shane Herndon, Makayla Howard,Jonna Hudson, Brandon Hunnicutt, Tyasia Jackson; Ashlyn Johnson, Addison Jones, Dalton Jones, James Keith, Sydnie Kemp, Devin Matthew FarreU, Cadedra Finney, Shelby Land,JesseLittle, EvanLowe, CodyMcCrary, Fontenot, Mary Glover, lensen Goble, Madeline Hartman; Tamera Hill, Kaleb Howard, Zane Kent, Nathan Knighton, Sydney Lanford,Tonyata Lester, Shayna Martin, Kayla McCook, Kain Monds,ShytasiaOdom, Dean Palmer, Sydni Parker, Stephanie Payne, Madison Pickren, Thomas Poore; DeQuazia Richardson, Kevin Riley, AbigailSauls, Brooklyn Shaw, CassidySmith, CodySong, AbigailToUeson,JosephUssery, Morgan Veal, Andrew Waldrop, Shannon Waller, Micah Wasik, Daniel Whipple, Austin Whitmore, Jacquez Williams. Sixth GradeAcademic Honor Roll Robbie Bloodworth, La'Tecia Ammons, Ethan Batchelor, Micah Beeland, Jaquavius Betha, TeAsia Black, Logan Blount, Ethan Brock, Angelica Carranza, Crissy Chaney, Oonovan Chereck, Harrison Chesser, Zykeria Clowers; Kaylin Curry, Chad Donato, Alexis Elmore, Morgan Ford, Brandon Foskey, Seth Freeman, Dana Giles, KeUi Goss, Darquis Grant, William Hammond, Dustin Hostetter, GraceJones, Codi Kimball,Jacob Livingston, Karley Logue, Tyara Manson; Caleigh McMiUan, Dre Melton, Tiffany Moore, Sarah Myers, Haylee Peterman, joshuaSkinner, TristonSkinner, SaydiSmith, Emma Stanfield, Kailee Tanner, Mikala Toland, Nicolas Trefelner, Jordan Turner, Jaron White, Cassidy Williams, Benjamin Wilson, Jermeria Wilson, Leslie Womble, Shelly Woodard. Sixth Grade Principal's Report Daniel Adkison, Sydney Aitkens, Emily Ard, Elizabeth AspinwaU, Lane Aultman, ]ared Beaver, Dakoda Berta, McKenzie Cavender, Cassie Chambers, Chase Conor McEIwee, Elayna McSwain, Jackson Mix, Anna Norris, Anjali Patel, Charlie PoweU, Logan Renko; Tucker Rensberger, Nicholas Richardson, Emily Robertson, Lauren Robinson, Caleb Rogers, Jonathan Rushin, Kendall Seekins, Sydney Skinner, McKinleigh Stripling, Kayla Veal, Trevor Weidner, Joshua Wilkinson, Ashlynne Williams. Seventh Grade Honorable Mention Morgan Becham, Courtlin Blount, AriannaChaney, MaKaylaDanvir, Quantrez DriskelI, CassandraDuma BriceEdmonson, Zoie Ford, Kern Foskey, Savannah Goad, Hannah 6oodson, Kameron Gordon, Micah Grant;, Vantasia Grant, Micah Harley, Brandy Hawkins, Stokely Hipps, Margaret Hobby, Alexus Jones, Hunter Kimball, Demarius Lamar, Taylor Lester, Kaitlyn Liles, Auston Long, Amanda Macklin, Qua'Neshia Mays, Cameron Mimbs; MaggieMitcheU,JackieMorris, Brooksie Nichols, Ashley Pierce, Marissa Roberts, Gage Sharp, Andrew Simpson, Michael Skinner, Tucker Skipper, Kalyn Stokes, Hunter Stuckey, Russell Suddeth, Brandon Sumner, Brandon Swanson, Landon Thornton, Hunter TidweU, Chassidy railer, Joshua Webb, Breanna West, Savannah Wilson, Haley Wright, Mackenzie Yawn. Seventh Grade Academic Honor Roll William Achi, Tyler Bartlett, Hunter Bass, Carlee Booth, Ricki Carter, Dominic Chancey, Sarah Clegg, Alexis Deuley, Shianne Dixon, Quintmz OriskeU, Jackson Dykes, Carly Evans, August Fletcher, Ivie Frazier, Autumn Frazier; ydney Goguen, Mathew Grizzard, Jordan Hall, Kacey Hamilton, Matthew Hardwick, Logan Haskins, Madison Horton, Sage Howell, Katie Huggins, Bradley Hunnicutt, AlexisJames, AnnsleyJohnson, Jacob Johnson; Evan Karlinski, Emily Keene, Anna Lawson, Morgan Lumpkin, Rachel Lyons, Jamie Martin, Caleb Meeks, Joseph Miller, Daniel Moore, Nortay'jia Moss, Haley Nunn, Joshua Oliver, Matthew Parkerson, Kaleb Perry, Emily Pittman; Ra'geyla Rayford, Kirsten Rouse, Robert Ryals, Shea Sawyer, Paul Schwindler, Christian Sherrod, Joy Shiver, Christopher StrongJacobTillman,ShanaTraveU, Chafles Tusa, gayleighWiUis,JaymieWilson, Maris Winget, Branan Youngblood Seventh Grade Principal's Report Jacob Barnes, Sierra Berkner, Herman Black, Alexandra Byrd, Kaylin Caraway, Lola Carr, Ying Chen, Bree Comer, Emily Cromer, Bryce Daniels, Morgan Daniels, Alexis Daughtry, Jacob Durrett, Madison Findlay, Shaunquavius Gamy; Clayton Godfrey, Caitlin Hamm, Kayley Harrison,JanethHemandez, Kaitlyn Holder, Usher James, Miranda Justice, Amy Keith, Anna King, Evan Leonard, Caleb Lewis, Kristen Maddox, Erin Malcom, David Malone, Jordan Miller;, Daniel Moody, Makayla Moody, Cheyanne MosteUer, Nicholas Nelson, Ty Nelson, Cody Norris, Ethan Oulsnam, Ellie Parrish, Joshua Roberts, Harley Robertson, Ethan Scarboro, William Sheffield, LaMonica Shinholster; Cloe Skinner, Dalton Smith,Jessica Smith, Rhet Thornton, Barry Veal, Christopher Vera, Erica Walker, Emily Warren, Robert West, Brooke West, Caroline Westbrook. Eighth Grade Honorable Mention Kayla Agosto, Robert Armstrong, Destiny Arrington, McKenzie Barnes, Andrew Bockholt, Connor Chereck, Michael Clay, Andrew Collins, William Cooper, Tatyana Downing, Ashley Findley, Woodland Hamilton; Haven Hamilton, Austin Harrison,Dylan Herndon, Kole Hughes, Harley KiUgo, Kyle Kitchens, Holly Lewandowski, Audrey Lewis, Roger McNair, /llus Merritt Brick Nelson, Alexis Parks, ram Powell, Teaya Stokes, Amanda ;tnckland, Macy Weathers. Eighth Grade Academic Honor RoU Richard Anderson, Maleiah Ard, Stirling Arnold, Rosanna Baker, Sydney Barber, Merideth Bamard, Payton Beasley, ChristoPherBiUings, MeganBriley, Raeanna Brown, Morgan Cameron, Kalei Chantey, Christopher Colemdn; DanielCurry, Taylor Doster, Sierra Elkins Kdsey Evans, Mar ennell, Kaytlyn Foster, Brerlt Fowler, Carleigh Gabriel, Daniel Glidewell, Lauren Glover, Lindsay Goad, Noah Griego, Sarah Hawthorne, Mary Uollingsworth, Lia Shekia Hunter, Christian Hursey, ZariaJackson Catherine Jones, Logan Lamb, TimothyLove Avery Lundy, Yasmine Lynch, Matthew McKenzie, Courtney McNeal, Teicariosa Mercer, McKenzie Mullis, Savannah Myers Misty Myrick, Lance Peacock!Kolby Poss, Sara Rowland, Ethan Rutland, Shanaysia Sanders, Elijah Levi Sheffield, Chloe Smith, William Smith,lazmine Standifer, Matthew Still, Weston Swinson, Jonathan Todd, Jayia Trawick; William Ussery, Adrienne Vinson, Hannah Walden, Jade Washington, Corey Williams, Tabytha Wright, Ken Yawn, Abagayle Zediker. Eighth Grade Principal's Report Travis Aultman, Kale), Baggett, Maegan Bennett, Katelyn Boland, Alicia Brooks, Claim Brooks, Harrison Bryant, Kimbedy Cavender, Matthew Chambers, Cory Dixon, Ansley Dykes, Logan Gordon, Madelyn Gore, Taylor Greene; Autumn Griffith, Shayna Griswell, Dayshia Hall, Amanda Home, Kristina Howell, Alexa Johnson, Cleo LaBranche, Avery Layton, Kaylee Marlow, Penelope McKlin, Courtney Merritt, Taylor Moore, Eric Phinith, Devin PoweU; Chandler Ramage, Sadie Robards, BrannenRobinson, MakaylaSchafer, Kaylee Skinner, Harley Spires,JackTerrell,Victoria Thompson, Kaitlyn Towers, River Vaughn, Emily Walk, PhiUip Walker, Sarah Whitley, Cristian Winds. Thursday, May 10, 2012 AI 3 Submit items about local people, civic clubs, or anything else highlighting people in the community to 00Hotes Congratulations to Jones CountyRelayFor Life! TheGray Jaycees are so glad we could be a part of the success. Our chapter has an Adopt- A-Highway area on Industrial Boulevard by the Government Centel and we were happy to make a donation to the Great American Cleanup on April 28. The Jaycees also participated in the Rising Star sponsorship. All of these programs are so important in keeping with our theme of "Building Brighter Tomorrows." Executive Vice President Kay Buchanan attended the Chamber's BusinessAfter Hours on April 26. This wonder- ful event was sponsored by Exchange Bank, with great food prepared by Shooters. It was a good time to mingle and promote our projects and programs. The GrayJayeees will sponsor our first father/daughter dance on Saturday, June 16, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Proceeds from this event will go to a com- munity helping-hands project. The luau-themed dance will be open to the public and held at Greenwood Baptist Church, with fun, games, door prizes, and refreshments. Admission is $10 for dads and $5 for daughters. Presale event tickets will be available Saturday, May 12, from 10:00 a.m. - noon, at Second Saturday, or by contact- ing President Nickie Rentz, 75o-88o7. Tuesday, May 1, was the monthly business meeting held by our chapter. We were delighted to have a special pre- sentation on flag protocol by JuliaSimpson. She andherhus- band make a wonderful team and were so informative. Thanks also to Debbie Lurie- Smith, managing editor of The Jones County News, for her attendance and support of the Gray Jaycees, now in their 21st year as a community organiza- tion. After the meeting, the Jayeees socialized at the Pickle Barrel and added this establish- ment as a future location for a Jaycee meet-and-greet event. Lisa Pickett and Kay repre- sented the Gray Jayeees and the honorary Jaycee organizations at JekyllIslandthispastweek. Lisa serves as active vice commander of the Georgia Jaycee Rebel Corps and Kay chaired a silent auction to raise money for the organization. It was a beautiful full moon week, with non-stop activities the entire time. Saturday, Juli Embry, presi- dent of the Boys & Girls Club, and Jaycee President Niekie participated in the loose change project for the dub. Continue to follow us on Faeebook andwww.grayjaycees. com. R - ,m e Beaut -J00e00i:00up_k ........... y I have had several people lately tell me that Lou Lam at C & L Nails has used pressure points in the foot and ankle during a pedicure to induee labor. I have talked to ACTUAL people that Leslie this has worked for and I plan on seeing for myself! Some people call this a myth, since there is not a lot of scientific proof, but I looked it up online and it is based on the principles ofreflexology. This is a method of massage that stimulates the pressure points on the feet, hands and ears, and that cor- responds to every other part of the body. The women that say that the pedicure technique works do not say specifically why it works, just that is does. AND that is plenty enough reason for me to give it a shot. Also, who doesn't want freshly manicured toenails when (and it WILL HAPPEN!) she goes into labor? Right now my feet looklike a mix between Fred Flintstone, since I haven't been able to use my foot file, and Shrek, because of the swelling. This mayor maynot work, but I don't really care at this point. I don't need much of Gowan an excuse these days! I will keep you all posted, though. Andifit doesn't work, hey, my toenails and feet will be baby-ready, right? Although there's no known author, I liked this quote. "Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect: It means that you've decided to look beyond the" imperfec- tions." Go and be beautiful! While we're all beautiful, every little tip helps. So e-mail your beauty questions to me at Real_Simple_Beauty@yahoo. corn by Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. Leslie Gowan (BJl., GCSU Class of 2004) is a cosmetology graduate of Central Georgia Technical College and works at Hidden Images Salon oJ