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School Notebook - Oct. 1, 2009

Saturday

The Forest Park High School Orchestra Parent Booster Club will hold a yard sale fund-raiser on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 8 a.m., to 1 p.m., in the parking lot of Forest Park High School, 5452 Phillips Drive, in Forest Park. In addition to the yard sale, there will be a car wash, and hourly raffle drawings.

Monday

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold a business meeting on Monday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Central Administration Complex, which is located at 1058 Fifth Ave., in Jonesboro.

Oct. 17

Marquee Memories will present "Doo-Wop 'N Georgia - Volume III" on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m., at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, which is located at 2530 Mt. Zion Parkway, in Jonesboro. Performers scheduled to appear include Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners; the Cleftones; Eddie Holman and the Sock Hops. General admission tickets cost $28, reserve tickets cost $35, and Very Important Person (VIP) tickets cost $55. The VIP tickets include admission to a meet-and-greet reception with the performers that will begin at 5:30 p.m., on the day of the concert. Call (770)471-4466, or (678)849-8457, for more information.

Notes

The U.S. Army National Guard recently announced that Pfc. Anderia J. Mayberry, the daughter of Jonesboro resident Regina Gidney, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson, which is located in Columbia, S.C. During her training, Mayberry studied basic combat skills; military weapons; chemical warfare; rifle marksmanship; map reading; field tactics; the military justice system, and basic first aid.

The U.S. Air Force Reserve recently announced that Airman Angelica M. Wilson, the daughter of Jonesboro resident, Alice Wilson, has graduated from an eight-week basic military training course at Lackland Air Force Base, which is located in San Antonio, Texas. During her training, Angelica Wilson studied military discipline; the Air Force's core values, and basic warfare principles and skills. Additionally, airmen earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force, by completing basic training.

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 details.

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.