Brundidge summer program filling up

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson In financial news, Thomas shared that the City of Brundidge, in recent months, has issued construction permits for a total of $7 million. If the Pike County High School project were added, the total would be $8 million.“Those are sizable investments in Brundidge, and that is good news,” Thomas said.Thomas also shared the city in on track and in good shape regarding it’s budget at this time.At the Tuesday meeting, the council voted to resurface the parking lot of the Doctor’s Building and East Central Mental Health at a cost of $24,500. The city owns the parking lots at both the facilities.In a final note, Thomas said the city will begin spraying for mosquitoes at dusk and is asking all residents to help with the mosquito problem by eliminating any sources of standing water on their property. By Jaine Treadwell “We will be digging in gardens, digging up trouble with trolls and digging up treasures,” Amalong said, noting that the library will host Thursday programs open to all children, whether or not they are registered for the summer reading program.The Thursday programs will be meet at Brundidge Station and have guests including the Montgomery Zoo’s birds of prey program, a magician and a singer who sings stories. On splash day, there will be a huge water slide provided.Richard Chapman, library board member, added that in keeping with times and technology, the board is considering an eReader program that would bring the library into the age of electronic books.Chapman said, “The trend is to electronic books and right now we don’t have the capacity for that at our library.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Brundidge summer program filling up Latest Stories Email the author The summer program is underway in Brundidge with growing number of participants in the younger age group.City Manager Britt Thomas told the city council Tuesday the num of participants is currently at 98 with a number of other children potentially registering in the next few days.Twenty-two children, ages 3-4 have registered with the OCAP program and 76 with the Pike County Board of Education program. “That leaves a gap in the 5-year-olds that needs to be filled,” Thomas said. “We expect about 20 children in that age group to register once we get that age group going.”The Council heard a presentation from Jennifer Amalong, children’s librarian at the Tucker Lightfoot Memorial Library. Amalong said that registration for the library summer program has closed at 103 children.All programs will be centered around the theme “Dig into Reading” You Might Like Colley Senior Complex offers gardening class If there’s any doubt as to the credentials of the instructor of the upcoming Colley Senior Complex Gardening Class, then… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Skip By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

Urban Entomology Award

first_imgThe Entomological Society of America’s Southeastern Branch presented University of Georgia entomologist Nancy Hinkle with its 2014 Recognition Award in Urban Entomology. Hinkle, who has been a medical-veterinary entomologist at UGA since 2001, primarily works with insect pests that affect the poultry industry. But over her career she also has researched various insects that affect humans — from fleas to head lice to mosquitoes. Because of her interest in blood-sucking insects, Hinkle has become one of the nation’s leading experts on delusory parasitosis or imagined infestations. “Dr. Hinkle’s primary responsibility is working with the poultry industry and with veterinary or medical entomology (research), but in this work she encounters a number of problems that affect our urban clientele,” said Wayne Gardner, a UGA professor of entomology with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Even though it’s not her primary responsibility, Dr. Hinkle works to address each of those problems brought to her, and she addresses them quite effectively.” Gardner nominated Hinkle for the award. Hinkle is the fourth UGA CAES entomologist to receive this award. Ron Oetting (1990), Dan Suiter (2010) and Brian Forschler (2011) have also received this honor. As Southeastern Branch winner, Hinkle is eligible for the Entomological Society of America’s national Recognition Award in Urban Entomology, one of the most prestigious awards the society bestows. Hinkle’s work with urban and agriculturally problematic pests is well respected, but her two decades working with delusory parsitosis created a name for the entomologist outside of the academic world. Her interest in the subject started in the 1980s when her doctoral advisor at the University of Florida, flea researcher Phil Koehler, received a sample he did not have time to identify. He handed it off to Hinkle who spent hours trying to identify the insect. There was nothing there. With funding from the Florida Entomological Society, Hinkle found that it wasn’t uncommon for pest control operators and labs to be asked to solve imaginary pest infestations. As an Extension entomologist, she often received — and still receives — calls from worried individuals who believe they are infested with an unknown skin parasite. This condition is sometimes found in people with no other sign of mental illness or substance abuse. She summarized her experience with “invisible bugs” in the 2010 Annual Review of Entomology article, “Ekbom Syndrome: The Challenge of ‘Invisible Bug’ Infestations.” In 2011, Current Psychiatry Reports included her article, “Ekbom Syndrome: a delusional condition of ‘bugs in the skin’,” to help mental health professionals understand the condition. “She’s kind of a focal point for professionals who work with people affected by this condition,” Gardner said. “She broke it down and talked about the different issues that can cause it.” In addition to her work with human and animal ectoparasites and delusory ectoparasites, Hinkle maps the geographic range of brown recluse spiders in Georgia and illustrates how rare the feared spiders are in the state. Hinkle is currently working on control methods for avian mites, pest flies and darkling beetles that carry salmonella and can transmit the bacteria among poultry flocks. In 2012, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Livestock Insect Workers Conference for her work with poultry and cattle parasites and pests. Since her interests span the worlds of veterinary, agricultural and urban pest problems, Hinkle frequently addresses pest management conferences around the country. She has made more than 300 presentations to pest control groups, including 22 state associations, the National Conference on Urban Entomology, the Purdue Pest Management Conference and the National Pest Management Association. Hinkle received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in medical entomology from Auburn University and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida. She taught at the University of California, Riverside, for nine years before joining the UGA Department of Entomology.last_img read more