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Clayton State to
celebrate King holiday, Obama inauguration

Thursday

Clayton State University will commemorate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. with a program entitled "Remembering the King" Thursday, Jan. 15, at 11:30 a.m., in the university's Lawson Amphitheater, next to Swan Lake and Spivey Hall. For more information, call (678)466-5433.

Friday

Clayton State University's Department of Campus Life and Campus Events Council will host an iceless ice rink on Friday, Jan. 16, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the ballroom of the university's Student Activity Center. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free for Clayton State students, and $2 for non-students. For more information, call (678)466-5421.

Tuesday

Clayton State University's Student Government Association will host a presidential inauguration viewing party Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. in the university's Student Activities Center. The community is invited to watch President-elect Barack Obama be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. For more information, call (678) 466-5419.

Jan. 26

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold its January work session Monday, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the school system's Central Administration Complex, 1058 Fifth Ave., Jonesboro. For more information, call (770) 473-2700.

Notes

The United States Air Force recently announced Airman Lazarion D. Brown, a 2008 graduate of Mt. Zion High School, has graduated from a six-week basic military training course at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. During his training, Brown studied military customs and courtesies, rifle marksmanship and human resources while also conducting field training exercises. Brown is the son of Larry Brown of Winder and Darlene Rhea of Forest Park.

The United States Air Force recently announced Airman Reginald L. Fitzpatrick Jr., the son of Rex resident Reginald Fitzpatrick, has graduated from a six-week basic military training course at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. During his training, Fitzpatrick studied military customs and courtesies, rifle marksmanship and human resources while also conducting field training exercises.

The United States Army recently announced Pvt. Jessica A. Hightower, the niece of Riverdale resident Samuel Stewart, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During her training, Hightower 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 Army recently announced Pfc. Aubrey T. Taylor, a 1997 graduate of Riverdale High School, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During his training, Taylor studied basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, rifle marksmanship, map reading, field tactics, the military justice system and basic first aid. Taylor is the son of Riverdale resident Bobby Taylor and Jonesboro resident Terrilyn Taylor.

The United States Army recently announced Pfc. Kaylar L. Allen, the niece of Jonesboro resident Ernest S. Loan, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During her training, Allen 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 Army recently announced Pvt. Richard D. Brown, a 2007 graduate of Jonesboro High School, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During his training, Brown studied basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, rifle marksmanship, map reading, field tactics, the military justice system and basic first aid. Brown is the son of Jonesboro resident Richard Brown.

The United States Army recently announced Sgt. 1st Class Gregory A. Styles, the nephew of Forest Park resident Kathy Styles, has arrived for duty at the U.S. Army Recruiting Station in Pontiac, Mich. The sergeant, who has been in the military for 14 years, is assigned to the Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion.

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 via e-mail at cyeomans@news-daily.com.