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WAYX and the Waycross-Ware Chamber of Commerce present Community Minutes! Updated  May 6, 2011

The Childers Family YMCA is naturally a leader in providing children's activities, and the YMCA is a great place for children to celebrate their special day of the year! Call the Y at 285-8660 for details! Membership rates at the Y are very competitive and include full access to the fitness center, the area's only indoor pool, and a new outdoor deck with Wi-Fi!  Call the Y at 285-8660 and schedule a free tour today. The Childers family YMCA  - building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. 1634 Plant Avenue. Visit ymcawaycross.org!

Concerted Services is a part of our community - at the heart of our community! The great folks at Concerted Services are there to assist the youngest to the oldest residents in Waycross and Ware County.  Concerted Services provides Head Start and Child development programs, educational talent search, community care services program, and nutrition program for the elderly. The Ware County service center located at 1303 Gilmore Street is now open Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 4:30 pm, and is now closed on Fridays.

The Okefenokee Regional Library System is proud to offer Learning Express! Learning Express includes practice tests, exercises, skill building courses, ebooks and information you need to achiever the results you want - at school, at work and life in general. If you're after a new job there is a learning center at the library that's right for you. The practice tests include the GED, the GRE and the SAT, and also computer skills, job search and workplace skills. It's all in the Learning Express library at the Waycross Ware county public library! All you need is your PINES library card to access this learning resource. Call the library at 287-4978 or visit okris.org, that's o-k-r-i-s.org for more information!

It's easier to give it a try and succeed at quitting smoking, thanks to the American Cancer Society's fresh start program, provided by Satilla Regional's Health and Wellness Center. Fee is only $25, call 284-2462 to register.  ...Weight watchers meetings are hosted by Satilla Regional Medical Center three times a day, on Mondays, 10:30 am, 12:15 pm and 5:30 pm! Call 449-2535 for more info.   ...Satilla Regional offers a free sleep apnea class at 6 pm on the first Thursday of the month! Equipment will be demonstrated and a licensed sleep technologist will answer questions. The class is held at the Satilla Rehabilitation Institute, 2500 Satilla Parkway. Call 338-8050.  For more info visit satilla.org.

The Keep Waycross/Ware County Beautiful committee meets on the third Thursday of the month at the Ware County Court House, at 1:00 PM in the conference room on 2nd floor. If you want to get concerned about the problems Waycross and Ware County are facing with litter, illegal dumping or the lack of recycling, please join us.   For more information, contact Patricia Drawdy at 287-4394 or Wilton Deloach at 287-2955, email keepitbeautiful@warecounty.com <mailto:keepitbeautiful@warecounty.com> or on facebook at Keep Waycross/Ware County Beautiful.  

Several support groups are provided by Satilla Regional Medical Center! The diabetes support group meets at 6:30 pm on the first Thursday of the month in the Satilla Annex classroom. Call 283-6086 for info. The domestic violence support group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6 pm in the annex classroom. Call 285-5840. The traumatic brain injury support group meets on the third Monday at 7 pm in the annex classroom. Call 285-5403 or 285-7994. The Alzheimer's support group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 12:30 pm. Call 338-7324 or 614-8605. All these support groups meet in the Satilla Annex classroom on Alice Street. Go to satilla.org and then click on about us, for more info on the support groups at Satilla Regional Medical Center.

Here is a community minute from the Waycross-Ware Chamber of Commerce! Announcing the first annual mother-daughter tea party! Come and celebrate mother's day downtown by attendingg the first annual Mother-daughter tea party - Saturday May 7th, from 1 pm to 3 pm in the historic Lott Hitch building. There will be finger foods and refreshment, games, door prizes and music, and you can have your picture made! Be sure to wear big hats and white gloves! Tickets are only $7. Call Sloan Fountain at 287-2969 or email mainstreet@waycrossga.com! The first annual Mother-daughter tea party, Saturday May 7, 1 to 3 pm at the Lott-hitch building.

When you think "we" before "me" - you're thinking United Way of South Georgia! Your United Way is local! It serves Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Clinch, Coffee, Pierce, Ware and Wayne counties. Here are some of the agencies and programs supported by the United Way...The boy scouts of America, Okefenokee Area Council. The Food Bank, Douglas and Waycross, and Rebuilding Together, Waycross. Together we can get results that no one can accomplish alone, when we think "we" before "me"!  Donate to the United Way of South Georgia, 207 Tebeau Street, 283-4461.

The Okefenokee Heritage Center is a Regional Art & History Museum located in Waycross, GA.  The Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing art and history to the people of Ware and surrounding counties.  The goal of the Okefenokee Heritage Center is to enrich the community through the preservation and display of historical artifacts and to provide educational tours, art exhibitions and fine art clubs.  Call for info about children's art classes and drama classes available at the center. The Okefenokee Heritage Center is located at 1490 North Augusta Avenue, next to Southern Forest World! Call 285-4260, or visit okefenokeeheritagecenter.org!

The Okefenokee Track and Cycling club is an affiliate organization of the Childers Family YMCA.  The club encouraging fitness through running, jogging, walking and cycling. There are everal members who routinely participate in tri-athlons,  Iron Man events, and extended runs, such as the 17th annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival 5k run and walk which was on Saturday, April 30th.  Visit their webpage at OkefenokeeTrackclub.blogspot.com and check out the many running and cycling events the club participates in, see lots of great pictures of past running events, and to learn about becoming a member!  That's okefenokeetrackclub.blogspot.com!

The McKinney Center cares for everybody.  Dr. Sara Guzman, medical director,  is one of the great physicians at the McKinney Center!  Dr. William Parham has recently joined the caring staff at the McKinney Center.  And Dentist Ayana C-Williams-Wood is now on the dental staff at the McKinney Center.  The Waycross office of the McKinney Community Health Center is located at 218 Quarterman Street in Waycross. 287-9140. Visit their website, mckinneychc.com. And you can find them on Facebook - McKinney Community Health Center.

Did you know four out of five child car seats are incorrectly installed? Keep your children safe this Easter and every day by making sure your CHILD’S SEAT is SAFE and INSTALLED CORRECTLY. Certified Car Seat Technicians will be available to check your car-seat and to give information and advice. KEEP YOUR PRECIOUS CARGO SAFE – ALWAYS put your child in a car seat!

You can adopt a pet at the Okefenokee Humane Society! Adoptions are only $45 per pet.  if not already done, spaying or neutering has to be done within 30 days, along with rabies vaccination. These are done at a discounted rate through any of the Waycross vets. Plus, get a further discount of $5 when you mention the Chamber of Commerce at the time of adoption! So, adopt a pet from the Okefenokee Humane Society! 1501 Blackwell Street. Visit their website- okefenokeehumanesociety.org!

Community based and not for profit, Hospice Satilla has served this area for over 24 years with a dedicated staff that works diligently to make sure patients and families find dignity, respect, and love during life's most difficult journey. Hospice Satilla depends heavily on financial support from the communities it serves.  Please join the other generous donors with a contribution to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross. For questions about the Hospice House or services of Hospice Satilla, call 912.285.2340, or visit hospice.satilla.org

 


 

Satilla Regional Medical Center is licensed for 231 beds and is the major medical referral center for the 9-county region it serves in southeast Georgia. The facility is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, and Satilla Regional handles over 7,000 admissions and 700 deliveries annually. The Emergency Department treats over 40,000 patients per year, approximately 4,000 of those patients  admitted to the hospital. Satilla Regional can now stop a heart attack 85 miles sooner. Learn more about all this and much more about satilla.org. Satilla Regional Medical center is changing the way you receive healthcare.

FAMOUS NATIVES AND RESIDENTS OF WAYCROSS! source: wikipedia.org