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Clayton BOE to hold public comment meeting

Thursday

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold a public participation meeting on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m., at the district's Central Administration Complex, 1058 Fifth Ave., Jonesboro.

Friday - Saturday

The Clayton County Library system's Headquarters Branch will host a $5 book sale on Friday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m., to 5:45 p.m., and on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m., to 4:45 p.m., at the library, located at 865 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro. Contact the library at (770) 473-3850, for more information.

Clayton County Board of Education District 5 candidate Diana Nicholson, and Clayton County Sheriff candidate Jack Rainwater will hold a joint "Meet and Greet, Lunch and Learn" session on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m., to 2 p.m., at Massengale Park, at the intersection of Williamson Mill Road and Haines Street in Jonesboro.

Monday

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold a business meeting on Monday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m., at the district's Central Administration Complex, 1058 Fifth Ave., Jonesboro.

Oct. 11

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, "The Impressions" will perform on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m., at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, 2530 Mt. Zion Pkwy., Jonesboro. The group will perform several of its hits, including "People, Get Ready," "I'm So Proud," "It's All Right," and "Gypsy Woman." Performances by Rhythm and Blues singer Larissa Holiday, and jazz group "Rhapsody N Blues" are also scheduled. And, there will be a youth talent competition. Tickets cost $25 for general admission; $35 for reserved seating, and $75 for V.I.P. seating. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at (404) 249-6400, or through the Performing Arts Center box office at (770) 473-2875. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will fund scholarships for Clayton County students.

Oct. 14

Clayton State University's School of Graduate Studies will hold an open house on Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 5:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., in room 201 of the university's Harry S. Downs Center.

Oct. 22-23

Clayton State University's Health Services department will offer flu shots to members of the community on Wednesday, Oct. 22, and Thursday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m., to 3 p.m., in the James M. Baker University Center. The cost for a flu shot is $15 for Clayton State students; $17 for faculty and staff, and $23 for the general public.

Notes

The United States Army recently announced that Pvt. DeShawn L. White, a 2006 graduate of Mundy's Mill High School, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During his training, White studied basic combat skills; military weapons; chemical warfare; rifle marksmanship; map reading; field tactics; the military justice system, and basic first aid. White is the son of Edna White of Jonesboro.

The United States Army recently announced that Pvt. Domonick A. Watkins, nephew of Riverdale resident Sean Lee, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During his training, Watkins studied basic combat skills; military weapons; chemical warfare; rifle marksmanship; map reading; field tactics; the military justice system, and basic first aid.

The United States Air Force recently announced that Airman Christopher B. Williams, a 2007 graduate of North Clayton High School, has graduated from a six-week basic military training course at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. During his training, Williams studied military customs and courtesies; rifle marksmanship; human relations, and performed field training exercises. Airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Ongoing

Scholars Academy State Charter Elementary School, 6390 Church Street, in Riverdale, still has space for students for the current school year, and has ongoing enrollment. There are no tuition costs, and parents need to bring items such as photo identification; birth certificates; proof of residency, and completed immunization forms to enroll their children in the school. Contact the school's founder, Elsa Celestine, at (770) 756-9710, for more information.

The Clayton County Public Library system offers many services to students, including tutoring programs for those who speak either English or Spanish, and online practice tests and electronic test preparation books for the SAT, GED, ASVAB, and TOEFFL exams. Visit the Clayton County Library web site at www.claytonpl.org.

School notebook is a regular feature of the Clayton News Daily compiled by staff writer Curt Yeomans. He can be reached at (770) 478-5753, ext. 247, or via e-mail at cyeomans@news-daily.com.