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Posted: April 4, 2012 - 1:45pm  |  Updated: April 4, 2012 - 2:30pm

College contest seeks votes for projects

Paine College is participating in the third annual Home Depot Retool Your School contest to receive grants to fund campus projects.

Through April 10, people may go to www.retoolyourschool.com to vote for projects at colleges and universities.

The college’s proposed projects include installing a new campuswide emergency phone system; creating an eco-friendly space for parking and campus events next to its Collins-Callaway Library; and reconstructing and beautifying the corner of 15th Street and Central Avenue in Augusta, which is the corner of the college’s campus.

Home Depot will award $185,000 in grants to the project proposals that receive the most online votes.

 

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed for the Area 15 Special Olympics Spring Games from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13 at Midland Valley High School.

Volunteers will provide one-on-one help with Special Olympics participants. Those interested should e-mail volunteerarea15@bellsouth.net and include the following information: your name or the name of group volunteering; number of volunteers attending; contact information for one person in the group; and a list of all volunteer names.

Organizers will be in touch with volunteers about training, expectations and directions.

 

Text club offered at entertainment complex

The Augusta Entertainment Complex has partnered with Verizon Wireless and created The Verizon Text Club.

According to a news release, fans will be able to receive show announcements, special offers, contests and more from the James Brown Arena and Bell Auditorium to on their phones.

Those who join the text club before Friday by texting LADYA to 95046 will be entered to win two tickets to see Lady Antebellum perform at the James Brown Arena on May 23. To join without entering the contest, text AEC to 95046.

Clinics offer rabies vaccination

Aiken County rabies clinics will be offered through April 28. Fees are $10 for vaccinations.

The following is a list of upcoming clinics: Saturday: Family Pet Practice, 9-11 a.m.; and Windsor Recreation Center, 1-3 p.m. April 14: Family Pet Practice, 9-11 a.m.; Aiken SPCA, 9-11 a.m.; and Masonic Shopping Center in Graniteville, 1-3 p.m. April 21: Family Pet Practice, 9-11 a.m.; North Augusta Magistrate’s Office, 9-11 a.m.; Second Baptist Church of Beech Island, 10 a.m. to noon; Center Fire Department, 1-3 p.m.; and Langley Community Center, 2-4 p.m. April 28, Aiken Animal Hospital, 8-10 a.m.; Aiken Veterinarian Clinic, 9 a.m. to noon; Family Pet Practice, 9-11 a.m.; and Bath Water Works, 2-4 p.m.

Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a box or carrier. For more information, call Aiken Animal Hospital at (803) 648-4401.

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