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County Shows PRIDE in Red Bird Clean Up

The PRIDE Clean-Up initiative along with the US Forest Service, Clay County Judge-Executive Joe Asher, Solid Waste Coordinator Chris Reid, and dozens of volunteers, made a show of pride in the Red Bird area Saturday.

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Groups of volunteers gathered around the Red Bird Ranger Station and proceeded to pick up dozens of bags of garbage along Highway 66, along Double Creek, Asher’s Fork, and other areas in the Daniel Boone National Forest.

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GED TEST CHANGING

The Official GED Test will be changing in the next few months.  The cost to take the GED Test is now $60.00.  After July 1, 2012 the cost will be $120.00.  Another change is the GED Test will become a computerized test.  In other words, you will no longer take the test with pencil and paper and write your essay question.

If you are interested in getting your GED, now is the time to act.  If you have taken the Official GED Test and need to retest one or two parts, you need to do so immediately.  After July 1, 2012 your previous GED Test scores will be voided; therefore you will have to take the entire, new GED Test again.

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Scarecrow Contest Carries On

Scarecrows are popping up all over town as the City of Manchester’s third annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest carries on.

The contest began the first of October and will end October 28.

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ACHIEVE Group Meets to Expand Ideas

Healthy Clay, a movement which is driving a coalition geared towards making healthy changes to the community, held a meeting with it’s community partners Thursday at the Clay County Health Department.

Health Educator Rhonda Bowling and Lynnett Renner gave a presentation on some changes that have been made to the community, and plans for future developments.

“Manchester gained unfavorable press from the Washington Post just last year, when they named us “Unhealthy Clay”. In an effort to change that scope, we are changing the environment in which we live,” says Bowling. “It is important that we come together to change the quality of life in Manchester.”

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Clay County Unite Sponsors Archery Class

Through the help of Clay County Unite and Unite Volunteer Chairpersons, Danielle Collins and Melanda Adams, Manchester Elementary School is now offering an Archery Class for 4th – 5th – 6th grade boys and girls.

The Archery Class is instructed by Mr. Billy Griffin. Ms. Danielle and Ms. Melanda were able to help spend some of the grant money that Unite had received.

After speaking with Mr. Griffen about Archery classes, they were able to help Manchester Elementary start the Archery Class. The children and parents are very grateful!

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