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. ......++-+%~tmllmt.,,.~,+.L~, .. PAGE 8-A HARRIS COUNTY JOURNAL - THURSDAY, FEB. 11, 2010 Haitian geaef Effort: 1-800 RED CROSS JOBS AVAILABLE The Harris County Board of Education is now seeking school bus drivers/substitute bus driv- ers. Class B CDL with passenger endorsement required, but training is available. Please Contact Harris County Board of Education 706-628-4220 Legal Advertisement NOTICE Anyone with knowledge of the whereabouts of rela- tives of Lieselotte Bathurst, who became deceased on January 10, 20~0, at her residence in Pine Mountain, Georgia, please contact Nancy D. McMichael, County Clerk, Harris County Commissioners, PO Box 365, Hamilton, GA 31811, 706-628-4958, by February 19, 2010. /s/Nancy D. McMichael, County Clerk Legal Advertisement #31962 Located Off Of Lake Ha___._+,= Real E|la le Inlermallen:~ SAT.,. FEB, 27TH. 12 NOON (EST)~ I BR. 5 RA -I,00O+ Sq. FtJ11182 LEE RD 360 VALLEY, AL 36854 | Real Estate Terms:An bidders ou the house are required to depos~ $10,000 in cash or cashier' s check with the auction company in order to obtain a bidders card. Unmccessfel bidders dqms~ts win be retnrned to tbem iaunediate/y after the audieL Successt~ Iddders wal pay 10% of the contract price as down payment immediately after auction. The $10,000 Cash deposit win be applied to down payment with balance of down payment accepted by pemmud check. CkJ~g t~ 30 days, Open House: Sun., Fei~ 21st - 2-4 PM or Ca11706-3244)344 for a Private Showing or Plctorial Brochure. Wayne Evans Auction Co., Inc-AL # 245 Directions: Traveling on Hwy 280 West, turn right onto Lee County Rd. 379. Turn left onto 372. Go 1.S miles to Lee Co. Rd. 360. Turn Left. Go 1.2 miles to Walker Rd. Turn right onto the Dirt road that has 4 mailboxes (One will read 1182). Follow to the end of the road. The sale site is located at the L.a.rge+Brown' house o,n the right at the...L~ Earth-while Effort By Pam Avery DON'T BE MEAN...GOGREEN- Pam Wetherington's fourth grade class at New Mountain Hill took on the project of recy- cling at their school and challenges others in the county to do the same. Pictured back row I-r: Palmer Marlowe, Jason Whearley, Joel Hubbard, Bryton Killingsworth, Claudia Wilson, and Chloe Wegienka. Third row I- r: JaNyce Dumas, Kason Partri%e, Tony Morales, Dalton Whaley, Ber senall, Madisson ( +er, and tr 'r 7ett Walker. . ld row I-r: Bryce s l, Jamie Lyn ugh, Taylor , Harris Carlisle, .... .Jacob Crumbley. Fr,- row I-r: Cassie Vo. +.fl, Emily Ray, J" b Henderson, and I'yler Richardson. Students Going Green With Disney Planet Challenge said Chloe Wegienka. "Our theme was 'New Mountain Hill Go Green'." "The first step was to make posters and go around to all the classrooms and see if they would participate in recycling," said Emily Ray. "We got 100 percent partici- pation, made recycling bins for every classroom and started Collecting in November." BUT the effort is not just about collecting recyciable materials, and according to Palmer Marlowe, "a mathe- matics team had to be chosen to graph all the data, a tech- nology team was selected to do interviews and make the videos, and a scientific team was picked to do the culmi- nating project which is plant- with keeping notes and doc- umenting the project. We also had to make sure and incor- porate the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS), including writing, math, art, and science...this is not a 'wasting time proj- ect'." Kason Partridge said the class collects paper, plastic, aluminum cans, Styrofoam, and magazines. We've already taken up 150 pounds of recyclable paper." Bryce Boston said that on Fridays, "we divide into groups, go over the whole school, and collect every- thing. There's so much paper in the office, we have to get a wagon to carry it back to the classroom. Sometimes it takes our recess time to take care of everything, but that's By PAM AVERY +Pam Wetherington's fourth grade class at New Mountain Hill Elementary is green- and it's not with envy. They voted to take on an environmentalproject as part of the Disney Planet Challenge and the results have been phenomenal. "We voted to do this in October and have been work- ing on it since November," BID - SURPLUS VEHICLES Harris County has declared two vehicles as surplus property and is accepting sealed bids for two fuel trucks described as (1) a 1962 Chevrolet, vin 2T863F103748, and (2) a 1966 Ford, vin F35BL877492, both of which can be seen at the Harris County Airport located at 789 Sky Meadow Drive, Pine Mountain. The Bid Form, which must be used to submit a bid, can be obtained bY contact- ing Nancy McMichaeL+~un~+,^+ .... +.+ Cler~:,,~ 0tT0,, :pr~62.~,+49+5~8. t/3ids must contain~actual dol- ! ~ga flower garden. We were okay." , : ' ....+,,: ..... ' .taa ea recyoli~g- .... ;+ At the end of theproject, lar amounts, must be sealed and bear the notation ~BID..AP:TR~KS:; amid. received at the office of the Harris County Commissioners, 104 North~ College streetl PO Box 365, Hamilton, GA 31811-0365, no later than 10:00 AM, Thursday, February 25, 2010, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. In the event two or more bids are found acceptable and equal, the first such bid properly submitted shall have preference in the awards process. It is the responsibil- ity of the bidder to assure that their bid arrives at the proper location by the time indi- cated. Telephone, telegram, facsimile, e-mail, or late bids will not be accepted or considered. Harris County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids received. Bid winner must remit payment in the form of cash, cashier's check or certified check to Harris County Commissioners within ten (10) days of the bid award notifi- cation. Upon receipt of payment, a Bill of Sale will be issued and bid winner must remove vehicle(s) within ten (10) days from the date of the Bill of Sale. Vehicles are being sold according to State law and in as is condition. Legal Advertisement #31970 ++ tedm to pick tip and sort each the students wiU plant a gar- den to commemorate their efforts and plan to call it the "Celebration Garden 2010," according to Harris Carlisle. "One of the things we're going to plant in it is 'Knockout classroom's bins, but there is so much, it takes the whole class." In addition to those groups, Wetherington said a "literacy team was charged Roses' because they bloom year round." Jacob Crumbley added that at the end of each week, "after everything had been sorted, Mrs. Wetherington takes it to Callaway Gardens and they put it with their recy- cling." Has the project changed the students' perception of recycling and its importance ? "You bet," said Wetherington. "All of them comment on how they have encouraged their families to be more conscious of what they throw away and what they recycle. We are trying to change our behavior for now and the future. "And even if we don't win the Disney Challenge (over 2,000 classes from across the nation are competing), +we know we are making a dif- ference: ................ ,, - , , " r + In fact; we would, love to see every school take up this :challenge." The students will present an overview of the project to the school board on February 18. SURROUNDED BY REUSEABLES - Madison Schwandt, Ty Cox, Kyle Burt, Chloe Jennings and Dalton Whaley stand next to some of the 500-plus phone books New Mountain Hill students have gathered for recycling. In some communities, white page directories - becoming less relevant due to cell phone usage and on-line phone residen- tial listings - are being phased out or restricted. Because of advertising revenue, yellow page directories, however, are likely to continue being pdnted. A 'Call' for Recycling New Mountain Hill Students Gather500 Phone Books Over the past three months, New Mountain Hill students have been bringing in their phone books to be recycled. Students have brought in over 500 books this year. They weighed almost 1,200 pounds. Top recyclers in the school were: Dalton Whaley, John Moxley, Ty Cox and Kyle Burt. "All of our stnadents helped to save many trees from being cut down and kept those books from being put into landfills," said school spokeswoman Christina Badowski. New Mountain Hill is challenging other area schools to recycle phone books next year. and "Help NMHE save the planet."