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Clayton library group to host book sale

Today-Friday

The Clayton State University Theater group will perform "The Laramie Project" today and Friday, at 8 p.m., each night, at the university's theater in the Arts and Sciences Building. Admission is $5. For more information, call (678) 466-4740.

Saturday

The Clayton County Public Library System's Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m., to 4 p.m., at the headquarters library branch, 865 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro. For more information, call (770) 473-3850.

The Clayton State University Pre-Dental Student Association is seeking volunteers for a campus-wide clean-up day on Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m., to 12 p.m. Volunteers will meet between the university's Lecture Hall and the Business and Health Science Building at 9 a.m. Send an e-mail to mhanley@student.clayton.edu for more information.

May 2-3

Trinity Books will hold a book sale on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m., to 4:45 p.m., and Sunday, May 3, from 1:30 to 5:15 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Library System's headquarters branch, 865 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro. The library will earn free books based on a percentage of the sales. For more information, call (770) 210-5238.

Notes

The U.S. Army recently announced Pfc. Jaszmine L. Smith, a 2008 graduate of Mt. Zion High School, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During her basic training, Smith studied basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, rifle marksmanship, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, the military justice system, and basic first aid. She is the daughter of Jonesboro resident Willie Smith, Sr., and the granddaughter of Savannah resident Mattie Nelson.

The U.S. Army National Guard recently announced that Pfc. Christina R. Arnold, the daughter of College Park resident Clara Anderson, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During her training, Arnold studied basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, rifle marksmanship, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, the military justice system, and basic first aid.

The U.S. Air Force recently announced Airman 1st Class Byron L. Isaac, a 2008 graduate of North Clayton High School, has graduated from the Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice Course at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. The course is designed to train airmen in aircraft maintenance fundamentals, including how to perform aircraft ground handling, and repairing and maintaining an aircraft's airframe. Airmen also study electrical, hydraulic, egress, environmental, fuel, flight and landing controls, engines and related systems, including communications, early-warning radar, and electronic warfare equipment. Isaac is an aerospace maintenance apprentice with the 552nd Maintenance Group at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Okla. He is the son of Riverdale resident Byron L. McMullen and Montgomery, Ala., resident Gwen Isaac.

Ongoing

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 for more information.

School Notebook is a regular feature of the Clayton News Daily compiled by staff writer Curt Yeomans. He can be reached at cyeomans@news-daily.com.