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April 3, 2019

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@ DESTINATION April 3, 2019 THE BEST SMALL TOWN LIFESTYLE IN MONROE COUNTY 0 0 0 0 I I Areetthe /| lovely English !,Spnnger . Spaniel named Charlie - AKA: head greeter at Country Oaks Farm & Pet Supply here in Bolingbroke. Charlie is now seven years old, and she has been the fixture at the store since she was an 8-week- old puppy. Now that the VICKI SMITH bird, but otherwise is very low key. Melissa says she loves kids, especially the two Mathis children. She allows them to climb all over her and even pull her ears. I asked Me- lissa how Charlie deals with the dog treat aisle in the store with all those varieties and tantalizing smells. Mdissa laughed and said Charlie was owner Melissa Copelan Mathis has expanded her thriving business, Charlie accompanies her on weekly rotations to her other two stores, one in Monticello (Town & Country Farm & Pet) and, as ofMarch 6th, the new store in Barnes- ville. Charlie can usually be found at the front glass door (in the Bolingbroke store) keeping watch on the parking lot. She gets very excited at the sighting of a random squirrel or crow/ l'~h k~ ~0~v~y 478.004-88O8 trained at a very young age not to help herself. Howev- er, she does keep a dose eye on that particular aisle. Melissa said Charlie also keeps a close eye on the baby chicks at the store and likes to smell them when they are taken out of their holding area. If you are in Barnesville, stop in Country Oaks Farm & Home (formally Akin Farm & Home) on Hwy 341 and see the 19,000 square-foot facility. Charlie is ready to welcome visitors at Country Oaks Farm & Pet Supply and help them find the baby chicks that are available now. they sell feed/seed, home goods, women's dothing, decorative garden acces- sories and perishables, like local honey and cheeses. You can also purchase Stihl power tools, such as chain- saws, trimmers, blowers and other outdoor power equipment. This is their newest store - t. Innocent Or- thodox Christian Full Service,Church here in Salon & Nails Bolingbroke will be ringing soon! The Open: Tues-Sal church has purchased four By Appt hand crafted bells from a foundry (village) in Russia 400 and many churches in Sweet Tea Care and meet Europe fill the air with the the Easter Bunny, climb sounds of their bells. The the rock wall, race on the Eastern Orthodox Church obstacle course and enjoy has a long and complex some great food and fel- history of bell ringing, and lowship! There will be a the custom is particularly great photo opportunity sophisticated in the Rus- with the Easter Bunny and sian Orthodox Church. For fun for boys and girls of all more information on this ages! For more informa- beautiful church, go to its tion, go to (and like) their website: Facebook page: Sweet Tea org Care. You will find other upcoming special events there. and will be blessing them at this Sunday's service. The bells will be mounted in the church's tower soon and will be rung on Sun- St. Innocent Orthodox days and on other special Church in Bolingbroke occasions, such as Christ- mas and Easter. The bells Hill play special melodies, aturday, April 13th St. Innocent Orthodox's from 1-5 p.m bring priest, Father Theophan the kids and the rest Buck, said for many I J of the family to the Christians, the ringing of Spring Fest 2019 at Sweet bells from a church tower Tea Cafe. It is located here is certainly a "joyful noise:' in Bolingbroke on Alexan- It reminds them of God's der Court (behind United presence in the world. Bank). Church bells are a tradi- Come enjoy the nice tion that dates back to AD weather with Spring Fest at Stop by Henry's of Bolingbroke, 6009 U.S. Highway 41 South for a Spring Fling Open House on Tuesday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Henry's of Bolingbroke Hill donate 10 percent of all proceeds to Backpack Ministries. Check out the Facebook page for more informa- tion and lots of photos of Henry's merchandise. Vicki Smith covers Boling- broke for the Reporter. She and her husband, Bobby Lee, own & operate Proper- ties Plus Realty, and she is president of Bolingbroke Community Club, which gives us the beloved Boling- broke Christmas parade. Robin Head & Janie Smith. Call 478-994-8898 Hair Care Skin Care & Bath & Body Makeup Concealed Carry Purses Jewelry Home Decor Espira by Avon Health & Wellness Products 5989 Hwy 41 South Macon, GA Located in beautiful downtown Bolingbroke, GA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~i~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thanks to my customers for your business & support. Celebrating Saturday, April 6 12 Noon - 6 p.m. with Pop Up Sales All who make a purchase will have your name entered into a drawing for a Loom or Gift Basket! Refreshments Served Located: 8175 Rivoli Rd. Bolingbroke GA 31021 (Behind Southern Charm General Store) (478) 342-2251 yarnloveva@Facebook BEECH LANDSCAPE & SuPPty 6109 US Hwy 41 Macon, GA 31210 (Located in beautiful downtown Bolingbroke) "The Professional Choice for Landscape Materials in Middle Georgia" Dirt, Sand, Mulch. Gravel. Stone. Sod (We deliver or you pick-up) Come See Us in Bolin broke! am m, Collins Home Ins )ection, Inc. FOR HOME BUYER AND SELLER Psalms 9f AHIT Certified Insured Electronic Reporting (478) 447-9055 Fax: (478) 994-0980 For that special person in your life, we have for Easter, Christenings, Weddings, Birthdays, etc. Antiques Gifts Gift Certificates MON-SAT 10AM- 5PM Henry's of Bq 478-992-9878 6009 Hwy. 41S. Bolingbroke, GA 1-75 N. Exit 175.1-475 Exit 15 BIBB TOOL AND CUTI'ER 6221 Hwy 41 South Bollngbroke, GA Tablesaws Planers Bandsaws Shapers Drill Presses Jointers Lathes Milling Machines New & Used Machinery Abrasives Cutting Locally Owned & Operated Idus avid Smith & Adam Maynard Bobby Smith, Jr. Broker 478-731-3828 maconrealestate 6241 Hwy. 41 S. Macon, GA 31210 Office 478-474-7320 Are you thinking about buying a home in the near future? We can open doors for you! Call -$1 We sell in Monroe, Bibb, Jones, Houston & more! Vicki Q. Smith Associate Broker 478-747-7743 Located in Beautiful Downtown Bolingbroke i f Residential 1 Light Commercial Locally Owned and Operated ESt, 2003 Spedalizing in Customer Satisfaction Ouatifyiao RL OA@3330 License #RL ~O003308 P.O, Box 525 Bolingbroke, 6A 310 (47S) 256,5668 li i rrnilli]111