Sunday, April 29, 2012

Avery's Bucket List

If you haven't already seen this blog, you need to. This is a bucket list for little Avery who was diagnosed with SMA level 1 on Good Friday. Avery is 5 months old, and her parents have been told that chances are she will not make it to see her second birthday. Her dad writes the blog about all of the dreams they have for Avery as if she were to grow up to be an adult. It is super sweet. Please go check it out.

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JES Second Grade PTO program

Thursday night the second graders at JES presented the PTO program at school. They did a wonderful job presenting the life cycle of a butterfly.

DJ's buddy Ryan asking everyone to please stand for the pledge. 
 Presenting the standard
 DJ was very nervous
 The skit was a tour of the life cycle of a butterfly.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Twiggs County Relay For Life

This year's Twiggs County Relay For Life was once again a huge success thanks to the hard work of the committee! We as a county raised over $23,000! 
 JES Tropical Heroes!

 Opening Lap
 Ignite Martial Arts Studios from Macon once again put on a great show!

The Luminary Ceremony was very peaceful and heartfelt. Thank you everyone for respecting the event. 

The stars were out in full force, it really was a beautiful evening!

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

My Own Personal Air Show... AKA @Absolutspaceguy's Blue Angel Flight

Yesterday afternoon, I was treated to my own personal air show at Robins. 

Well ok so that is an exaggeration. My friend from the STS-135, and Space Camp tweetups, Charles aka  @absolutspaceguy, had the opportunity to take a flight with the Blue Angels. The Blue Angels, the Navy  
 show team, are in town for the Robins Air Force Base Air Show this coming weekend. So I drove to the base to watch his flight.
Here his plane is taxing for take off.
Take off! 

 They performed the Eagle take off maneuver where the plane pretty much goes vertical. 

 One of the Air Force Pilots could not be left out of the fun, or be shown up by the Navy, so he did the same thing within minutes of Charles' flight.

After about 45 minutes Charles' plane came back in, they did a fly by first.

 If only Charles had known to look out the right hand side of the cockpit, he could have waved. :-)
 One of the other sights to see was this, Jet Powered Bus.... It will be on exhibit this weekend at the air show!
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Women's Fire Arms Training~ Friends of the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office

When: April 28th, 2012
Bullard Rd. Jeffersonville
Donations accepted and will be given to the Friend's of the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office Group.

Please contact Maj McDaniel at the Sheriff's Office for more information.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pat Tillman Foundation/Arizona State University Alumni Association Georgia Chapter Shadow Run

Saturday in Tempe Arizona the 8th annual Pat's Run was ran by 28,000 people to honor the memory of Pat Tillman, and to raise money for the Pat Tillman Foundation. The Pat Tillman Foundation raises money for scholarships that are given to Military Members and Spouses. To date they have raised and given over $2.2 million dollars in scholarships to military members and spouses around the country. 

Since it is a long way from Georgia to Arizona the local ASU Alumni group put on a Shadow Run in Dacula, GA. We ran/walked the 2.2 mile trail (twice) at Little Mulberry Park, in memory of Pat. 

The first two arriving. The young man on the right is a member of the kids run.
 Members after the race

 The guy in gold? He is one of the Tillman Military Scholars. I wish I had gotten his name!

After the run. :-) I did the 4.2 miles in about 58 minutes. My goal for next year's Shadow Run, is to actually be able to run it. :-)

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Pat's Run is more than a race Fw: Article sent from

This article is a good description of why we run/walk/honor Pat Tilliman in the Pat's Run

Turkey Shoot

When: April 21st
Time: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Where: Bobby Green's on Hwy 80
Cost $5 per shot

Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office group, who works to support our Sheriff's Deputies.

This turkey shoot is being put on in cooperation with the Exchange Club.

For more information please contact Maj. McDaniel at the Sheriff's Office.

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General Membership Meeting: Friends of the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office

When: April 19th, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Twiggs County Sheriff's Office 911 Annex
Purpose: to finalize plans for the Turkey Shoot

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Girl's Lunch

Girls' Lunch
I appreciate the guest post, Jamie Guy
I have got to get cable tv! All of my friends are talking non-stop about their new favorite shows and I am totally out of the loop because I have no idea what they are talking about. We go to lunch everyday together and it is always a great time for us to catch up and talk about whatever we want to. Except that all they have wanted to talk about is what is happening on their favorite show and what they think is going to happen next week and all about what has already happened during the season. Then they move on to American Idol and they feel the need to talk about and critique each contestant on the show and talk about who they think is going to win and how they reacted when the last person got voted off the night before. I have seriously felt like I was in high school again and I wasn't one of the popular girls! I feel so left out. Plus all of the shows that they are talking about sound really good!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Friends of the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office Turkey Shoot

Friends of the Sheriff's Office Turkey Shoot
 The Friends of the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office will be having a turkey shoot on April 21, 2012 at the property of Mr. Bobby Green.  The shoot will begin at 10 a.m. and go until about 2 p.m.  The location of the shoot is about a mile west of Danville and just west of Hwy 358 on Hwy 80 in Twiggs County.  There is a large sign out beside the roadway, just turn at the sign and follow the signs to the parking area.  The cost is $5.00 a shoot with all funds raised going to the Friends of the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office. 
The Friends of the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization governed by a volunteer board of directors.
Because of this, 100% of our revenue goes toward enhancing the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office and its endeavors.   The Friends of help promote and enhance the positive image of the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office, fund valuable programs beyond the means of the department's budget, help procure  much needed equipment to enhance law enforcement, and act as a bridge between the Sheriff's Office and our community.  Anyone wanting more information on the Friends of the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office or the turkey shoot please contact Major Jamie McDaniel at 478-945-3357 or 478-955-9164.
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Friends of the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office Turkey Shoot on Saturday

Don't forget about the Turkey Shoot on Saturday April 21st from 10 until 2.  I will get there about 8:30 to start setting up.  I will need some help with food prep, money collection, range safety and scoring.  If anyone can help out please email me back.  thanks Jamie

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sell This Home Extreme Looking for Military Family Candidates

Folks, we use the blast email to our subscribers very rarely but felt like this would be an exceptional opportunity for up to three military families / homeowners.    Mr. Charlie Frattini, co-host of A&E TV's "Sell This House Extreme" has contacted VR SAM to identify Military Families in the Miami or Tampa areas, and San Diego or LA areas, to participate in a free extreme home makeover to be run in three episodes in the June and July 12 timeframes.   No, it's not a joke.   Mr. Frattini is a former Marine, a construction professional, and wants give back to the military community in appreciation for all you do.   The makeover is paid for by donations.
The criteria for selection is:
Military Family homeowners with a deployed spouse that may be having difficulty selling their home.   The extreme makeover would be an effort to modernize and improve the home to increase the home's value to help the sale.   If you are among the finalists you may be required to substantiate the need.    
This link takes you to the "Sell Your House Extreme" site where you can review previous episodes and read about the show and co-hosts.   If you meet the criteria and are interested in participating, please respond to the following email with very brief details and contact information.     We will need the address, point of contact / homeowner, phone number and email address, and confirm your spouse is currently deployed.    All information will be kept private and sent directly to the Mr. Frattini.   The selections will be made by the network.
Respond to:   and good luck!  
Joe and Deb, VR SAM

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Reminder!!!! BUNCO tonight!! 7pm Be there or be square!

Late minute reminder DON'T FORGET ABOUT BUNCO NIGHT TONIGHT.  It will be at the senior center in jeffersonville on Bullard Road. at 7pm.. please try and attend for a night of fun and fund raising. Thanks, Jamie

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friends of the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office Bunco Night

You are cordially invited to attend the second annual Friends of the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office Bunco Night!

Tomorrow night!

When: April 14th, 2012
Where: Twiggs County Senior Center on Bullard Road
Time: 7:00 pm til 9:00 pm
What:  Bunco is a social dice game involving 100% luck and no skill (there are no decisions to be made), scoring and a simple set of rules. There is no gambling involved in any way, and it is all luck! 

Cost $5 per person.

Bring a friend but don't get too attached to them! :-) You will be trading partners all night long! 

All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office group, who raises money to support our Sheriff's deputies.  Follow me on Twitter at!/scienceesl

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Come out and join us for the Greater Atlanta Pat's Run on April 21, 2012

I hope you can come out and join us for the Pat's Run Shadow Run to be held on April 21st! 

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Subject: Greater Atlanta Pat's Run on April 21, 2012

Pat's Run: Atlanta Shadow Run

Saturday, April 21, 2012

As you may already know we are holding Pat's Run here in the greater Atlanta area again this year on April 21.  We really hope that you can join us. Dan Isvoranu is our captain this year and he can be reached at  If you need any additional information, please contact Dan or myself.
We really want to have a nice showing of our local Sun Devils, whether you want to participate in the run, volunteer the day of the run or just cheer on the runners.  Click here to see our Shadow Run flyer and be sure to register for the Shadow Run using the link below. Please help spread the word as we want to make this bigger and more successful than our two preview Shadow Runs! Thanks for your participation and for your support  for the great troops in the world (the US armed forces) and for the Pat Tillman Foundation!

Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m.

Little Mulberry Park (Miller Lake Trail)
3900 Hog Mountain Road
Dacula, GA 30019

To register to participate in our Atlanta Shadow Run, go to We recommend that you arrive between 8 and 8:30 a.m. the run will begin at 9 a.m.

Go Devils!

Seth Deitchman '99
(678) 274-7743

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