Single mothers getting a hand
By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer
A local volunteer organization has started a program that provides financially strapped single mothers and their dependent children a place to live plus mentoring and other services to help them improve their lives.
Acts 4 Ministries’ “Transitional Housing for Single Mothers Program” aims to help such women in Henry County and Martinsville become self-sufficient by, for example, earning a GED or college degree, learning a trade, finding a job and/or eventually owning a home, said Ron Harris, the ministries’ director.
Planning is the key to a healthy and beautiful garden
By HARRISON HAMLET - Special to the Bulletin
Trees blocking driveways and flowers that don’t bloom are problems easily avoided, according to Franklin County Master Gardener Nelda Purcell.
Purcell encouraged gardeners to plan ahead following the motto “right plant, right place” during her Thursday talk at the Spencer-Penn Centre.