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2/1: WEST GEORGIA TRANSPLANT SUPPORT GROUP meets on the
first Monday of each month at 7:00pm at the Wellstar Douglas Medical
Center Community Building. The meeting is open to transplant recipients,
Make your appointment online, visit: candidates and their families. The group fills a tremendous need for those
www.DouglasvilleTherapeuticMassage.com who are waiting for a transplant, and have no one to talk to. For info call
Mary Lou Ross, LMT, NCTMB 404-402-9985 Donna at 678-91-3503 or 770-505-3503.
NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPIST 5908 Fairburn Rd., Ste. C 2/1: NEEDLE NERDS. The Needle Nerds meet on the first Monday of
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each month at 7:00pm. They are a group of knitters, crotchetier, tatters
and needlers in Douglas County. Bring your latest project and join them.
Contact Julie at 678-28-6526 or visit their website, www.mindspring.
Garland Services, Inc. 770-949-1342 com/~needle.nerds, for more information.
Professional Pest Management 2/2: CHRISTIAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S LUNCHEON. They meet every
www.GarlandServicesInc.com garlandservices@ainweb.net first Tuesday of the month. Bring a brown bag lunch, and come for net-
You will NEVER see another roach, mosquito, ant, bug or termite in your home again... working, fellowship, and a dynamic speaker. They meet at First Presbyterian
Church, 9190 Campbellton Street, Douglasville, 770-92-0710, www.
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2/2: THE DOUGLAS COUNTY ART GUILD meets on the first Tuesday
Certified Pest Management Specialist / Certified Health Specialist of each month at St. Julians Episcopal Church, 500 Stewart Mill Rd.,
Douglasville, Ga. from 6:30-9:00pm. Please note this is a new time and

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Treatment Or at 770-97-357.
Annual Pest Control
Contract 2/2: THE MOMS CLUB OF DOUGLASVILLE meets the first Tuesday of
Expires10/31/09.
Not valid with any other offers. Expires 2/28/10. Coupon must be presented at time of service. each month for their Business meeting, which is at 10:00am at Monkey
Joes party room (kids play for price following the meeting at 11:00am).
Finally, a Termite and Pest Control Company you can trust to do the The MOMS Club is an International Support Group for at-home moms
job right, or you don’t pay a penny PLUS get additional CASH back! that offers enriching activities for you and your children each week. The
activities include, but are not limited to, park play, playgroups in various
places, and family day out. Also planned for each month is a moms night
out, where moms are able to go and enjoy dinner, a movie, or other things
with other moms in the group. Activities are planned month to month by the
moms in the group at the calendar planning activity. For more information,
please log on to www.momsclubofdouglasville.org.
2/2: THE DOUGLAS COUNTY FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP
meets at 11:00am the first Tuesday of each month at Arbor Heights Baptist
Church on Reynolds Road in Douglasville. For more information, contact
Tom Green at 770-89-690 or Vickie Pruitt at 770-99-2659 (email
vpruic@peoplepc.com).
2/2: GOLDEN SENIOR SOCIAL CLUB for seniors meets at Jessie Davis
Memorial Park on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:30pm. Call
770-920-3009 for information.
2/2: THE DOUGLAS COUNTY COURTHOUSE ART GALLERY will
host receptions the first Tuesday of each month from :30-6:00pm. The
public is welcomed and encouraged to attend. The exhibits are also avail-
able for viewing each day during regular courthouse operating hours. If
you are interested in submitting art for an upcoming show please mail
photographs of your work along with your contact information to Doug-
las County Courthouse, 3rd Floor 8700 Hospital Drive Douglasville, GA
3013 Attn.: Wes Tallon. We hope that this new venue will encourage
residents with creative talent to come forward and express themselves and
represent their community.
2/3: ANNETTE WINN ELEMENTARY PARENT UNIVERSITY WORk-
SHOP SERIES: BUILDING STRONG FAMILIES-SETTING GOALS -
workshop will help families find their strengths, build on them and learn
skills to create stronger family units, improve relationships and increase
communication. Meeting will begin at 10:00am. For more information or
to RSVP, please call Denine Pope, Parent Outreach Facilitator at Annette
Winn Elementary at (770) 651-318.
2/3: PAULDING COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM EARLY RELEASE DAY.
2/3: DOUGLAS COUNTY LIONS CLUB meeting - noon - 1pm at Irish
Bred Pub. Everyone is welcome to visit. 0-273-0102.
2/3: THE PAULDING PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB meets the first and third
Expires 2/28/10 Wednesdays of each month at 7:00pm at 122 Main Street in Dallas, GA.
The club is open to all with an interest in the art of photography and grow- 

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ing their photography skills. Meetings and club activities include guest
speakers, hands-on learning opportunities, workshops, field trips, and club
competitions. For more information please visit www.pauldingphotogra-
phyclub.org or contact Mike Nalley at mikenalley@comcast.net or Kim
Mitas at kimmitas@att.net
2/4: North Douglas ElEmENtary ParENt WorkshoP: Family
BuDgEtiNg - workshop will focus on budgeting tools and ways families
can stretch the dollar. Meeting will begin at 6:00 PM. For more information
or to RSVP, please call Susan McCoy, Parent Outreach Facilitator at North
Douglas Elementary at (770) 61-4828.
2/4-6: oPtioN 2 ChaNgE iNC. is a 01c3 that assists single parents
throughout Metro Atlanta with restoration of family,community,and ad-
vancement of education.For more information please contact Mrs.Carina
Harrell at 678-472-9248 or executive@option2change.com or www.op-
tion2change.com. Feburary 4,2010 - Community Forum, :00-7:30pm,
Location: Douglas County Public Library. Free Event :All community lead-
ers and Business Owners are Welcome. Feburary 6,2010- Membership
& Volunteer Orientation. Time:11:00am-2:00pm. Information Session 1
starting at 11:30am-12:30pm,1:00-1:4pm. Information Session 2 Loca-
tion: Douglas County Public Library, Public Invited.
2/4: thE WEst gEorgia autism suPPort grouP, a support/ac-
tion group for people who have autism, love someone with autism or work
with individuals with autism or any other mental disability or developmental
disability, meets the first Thursday of every month at 6:00pm in Branham
Hall at Bremen First United Methodist Church (321 Hamilton Avenue, Bre-
men). Please call 770-337-907 or visit www.westgeorgiaautism.org for
more information.
2/4: thE Douglas CouNty mastEr garDENErs meet the first
Thursday of each month at St. Julians Episcopal Church, 400 Stewart
Mill Road, Douglasville, at 6:30pm. They have speakers or new topics
monthly and welcome everyone. For information, contact Pat Flickinger at
770-920-0988.
2/4: thE CouNtry PriDE liNE DaNCE aND soCial CluB meets
the first Thursday of every month. They are always looking for new mem-
bers. Contact Diane Quinn (President) at 770-317-8021 or Debbie Rider
(Vice President) at 770-274-9839 for more information.
2/4: historiC imagE PrEsErVatioN aND PrEsENtatioN grouP
meets the first Thursday night of each month at the Cultural Arts Center
here in Douglasville at 7:1pm. For more information please contact Rich-
ard Nichols at 404-210-98.
2/5: Douglas CouNty sChool systEm ProgrEss rEPorts
issuED.
2/5: la lEChE lEaguE oF DouglasVillE, which serves Carroll and
Douglas Counties, meets the first Friday of every month at 10:30am. LLL
offers breastfeeding support, a group library, and parenting information.
Infants and Toddlers are welcome at meetings. Please contact Nancy at
770-920-628 for directions or more info.
2/5: BraiN iNJury aND BraiN illNEss suPPort grouP meets
the first and third Friday of the month at the First United Methodist Church
6167 Presley Mill Road. Meeting time is 6:30pm. The focus of the group
is on Successful living with a brain condition. Care Givers are encouraged
to attend. Information, resources and support will be available. Contact
Rocky Rothrock at 770-3-613 for more information.
2/6: thE alExaNDEr high sChool Dugout CluB Will holD
its 5th aNNual DiNNEr & silENt auCtioN FuNDraisEr to ben-
efit Alexander High School baseball Saturday, February 6 in the Alexander
High School Cafeteria (600 Alexander Parkway - off Highway ) from
6:00-9:00pm. Tickets may be purchased for $10 from any baseball player,
booster club member, or contact Kelly Marlar at 404-983-0840.
2/6: thE Douglas CouNty rEPuBliCaN Party will meet on Satur-
day morning, February 6 at the O’Neal Community Room in Regions Bank
located at 6636 Church Street, Douglasville 30134. Coffee and donuts
will be served at 8:00am and the meeting starts at 8:30am. The meeting
is Free and you do not have to be a member to attend. Please call 770-
942-3871 or visit our web site at www.DouglasCountyGOP.com if you
have any questions.
2/6: silVEr sWiNgErs DaNCE CluB, hosts a variety dance on the 1st
and 3rd Saturday of the month at Woodie Fite Senior Center. Doors open
at 6:00pm with Line Dance lessons from 6:30-7:00pm., dancing from
7:00-10:00pm. A donation of $4.00 will be accepted at the door. Bring a
finger snack to share and join us at the Woodie Fite Center located at 870
Dorris Road, Douglasvillle, Georgia (across from the court house). We will

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be dancing to the music of our favorite Disc Jockey. Join us for a variety of
dance music including Country/Western, Ballroom, Rhythm and Blues and
Big Band. Please call 78-2-530 for additional information.
2/6: MEN ONLY!! Dynamic small group for men who want to grow in
their faith, as husbands and fathers and men of God. Meets 1st and 3rd
Saturdays of each month. 8:00am. Coffee and Pastries. Prince of Peace
Lutheran Church. 3988 Highway 5, Douglasville, 770-942-481.
2/7: 2010 SupErbOwL partY - February 7, 5:00pm. Bring your favor-
ite lawn chair, a snack to share and join the Woodie Fite Senior Center as
they cheer on their favorite team at the 2nd Annual Super Football Bowl
Party. The game kickoff is at :20pm, however, the WFSC festivities will
begin at 5:00pm. Please sign up at the front desk.
2/8: thE JuNiOr LEaguE Of DOugLaS COuNtY holds their
monthly meeting, Monday, February 8th at :30, in the Convention Center
downtown Douglasville. Junior League is an organization of women com-
mitted to promoting volunteerism, to developing the potential of women,
and to improving the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
As part of the League’s ongoing commitment to education and leadership
training, our guest speaker is Ann W. Cramer, who will be speaking on how
to successfully identify and execute grass roots volunteer efforts”. Please
join us. For more information or questions call Valerie at 770-920-0392.
2/8: ViEtNaM VEtEraNS Of aMEriCa meets every month on the
second Monday at Longhorn Steakhouse. Dinner at :00pm, meeting to
follow. Vietnam Veterans, and Vietnam Era Veterans are invited, bring the
family.
2/8: thE DOugLaS COuNtY CONNECtiON meets the second Mon-
day of each month at 7:00pm at the Cultural Arts Center. For more infor-
mation contact Alison Williams, President, at 770-947-7870 or by e-mail
at mcbr1997@netscape.net.
2/8: thE DOugLaS COuNtY ChaptEr Of bOSOM buDDiES
meets the second Monday of each month at 5:30pm. Bosom Buddies is
a support group for breast cancer patients and survivors. Anyone who has
had or now has breast cancer is encouraged to join. For more information,
call Donna at 770-942-84 or 770-489-9813.
2/9: COLLEgE fiNaNCiaL pLaNNiNg wOrKShOp fOr parENtS
Of COLLEgE bOuND StuDENtS. This complimentary workshop pre-
sented by Arlene Brown, a member of the National Institute of Certified
College Planners reveals ways to meet the high cost of college. With col-
lege costs increasing at a much faster rate than general inflation, paying
for college can be a daunting task. Come and Learn How To: Significantly 

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Increase Your Eligibility for Financial Aid. Achieve the Necessary Cash Flow healthier and how it improves children’s overall concentration at school.
to Pay for College. 2/9 - Hiram Community Center - 7:00pm. 2/20 - Parents will also learn about the need to stay fit and how to make exercise
Douglasville County Library - 10:30am. 2/27 - Douglasville County Li- a part of their daily routine. Meeting will begin at 9:00am. For more infor-
brary - 10:30am. Call 67-952-7105 to reserve a seat. mation or to RSVP, please call Denine Pope, Parent Outreach Facilitator at
2/9: hERiTAgE BAPTiST ChURCh’S RoUnd TABLE Book CLUB Annette Winn Elementary at 770-651-314.
welcomes ladies of all ages to attend this monthly group that meets on the 2/11: SWEETWATER CAMERA CLUB. Beginner, Intermediate and Ad-
second Tuesday at 7:00pm. Each month the club gathers to discuss the vanced Image Makers are encouraged to attend! The SCC hosts a wide
book that was read prior to the meeting. Please call 770-947-0509 for variety of fun, interesting and informative lectures, monthly field trips and
current book selection and meeting location. photo contests. We meet the second Thursday of every month. Doors open
2/9: FREE SCRAPBook WoRkShoP every 2nd and 4th Tuesday start- at 6:30 PM, and the meeting begins at 7 in the Parish Hall of St. Julian’s
ing at 6:00pm at Central Baptist Church. Please call for more information. Episcopal Church at 5400 Stewarts Mill Road in Douglasville. From I-20
Everyone welcome. Susan Davis, 770-49-2709. take the Chapel Hill Road exit and turn right onto Stewarts Mill Road at the
2/9: CAT MiniSTRy. Join us the second Tuesday of each month at 4th traffic light (across from Target). St. Julian’s is 1.6 miles down Stewart
10:00am as we create stuffed cats to give to the hospitals, police and Mill Road on the right. Visit the club’s website at www.SweetwaterCamera-
fire departments for newborns and children in crisis. Dorsett Shoals Baptist Club.org or call SCC President Richard Nichols at 404-210-595. Visitors
Church, 770-949-734 or www.HopeForDouglas.org are always welcome.
2/10: AnnETTE Winn ELEMEnTARy PAREnT UnivERSiTy WoRk- 2/11: AnnETTE Winn ELEMEnTARy PAREnT WoRkShoP: BEgin-
ShoP SERiES: FAMiLy hEALTh, FiTnESS And nUTRiTion - work- ning FinAnCiAL FREEdoM - learn about budgeting, debt manage-
shop will provide parents with the latest research and studies on eating ment, negotiating with creditors and how to get a free credit report. Meet-
ing will begin at 6:00pm. For more information or to RSVP, please call
Denine Pope, Parent Outreach Facilitator at Annette Winn Elementary at
770-651-314.
2/11: BURnETT ELEMEnTARy PAREnT WoRkShoP: CAR SEAT
SAFETy - workshop will give parents important information regarding car
seat safety and booster seats. Meeting will begin at 1:00pm. For more in-
formation or to RSVP, please call Valerie Shaw, Parent Outreach Facilitator
at Burnett Elementary at 770-651-3539.
2/11: EASTSidE ELEMEnTARy PAREnT WoRkShoP: inTERnET
SAFETy - workshop will demonstrate ways for parents and guardians to
teach their children to navigate the internet safely. Meeting will begin at
5:30pm. For more information or to RSVP, please call Tarmira Muhammad,
Parent Outreach Facilitator at Eastside Elementary at 770-651-321.
2/11: noRTh doUgLAS ELEMEnTARy PAREnT WoRkShoP:
BAnking 101 - workshop will focus on making the banking system work
for you. Meeting will begin at :30am. For more information or to RSVP,
please call Susan McCoy, Parent Outreach Facilitator at North Douglas
Elementary at 770-651-42.
2/11: MAChinE BASiCS & PATTERn REAding, 10:30AM & PJ PAnTS
& BEginning SEWing, 2:00PM. Ewe Knit is located at 15 Cedar
Street in Carrollton. Please call 770-30-640 for more information.
2/11: MoThERS & MoRE is a support group for mothers and expect-
ant mothers. They offer a variety of activities with and without children.
Examples include playgroups, mom’s night out, holiday parties, children’s
activities, couples outings, family events and community service projects.
As a member you may attend as many or few activities as you choose. If
you are a working mom or a stay at home mom this group may be the
right group for you. Visitors are welcome and may attend three moms-only
events before deciding to join. They meet the second and fourth Thursday
of the month at Douglasville First United Methodist Church on the corner
of Prestley Mill Road and Hospital Drive. You can also visit their website
at http://mothersandmore.org/chapters/Douglasville/. Call Ann Marie
Alford at 770-45-5944 or Judy Crawford at 770-45-22 for more
information.
2/11: FREE CAREER SEMinAR. Ever thought about a career in real es-
tate? Come and find out what is required and how to start your business.
6:30-7:30PM at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage located at 642
Douglas Blvd. Douglasville, GA 30135. Call and reserve your seat now!
770-920-221.
2/11: ThE PiLoT CLUB oF SWEETWATER meets the second Thursday
of each month at 12:00pm. The Pilot Club meets to focus on brain related
disorders. For more information contact Gail Smith at 770-942-0.
2/11: ChERokEE RoSE QUiLTERS gUiLd MEETing. Meet each sec-
ond Thursday at 9:30am and fourth Thursday at 7:00pm at the Union
Grove Baptist Church, 6517 Union Grove Road in Lithia Springs. Doors
open 30 minutes before each meeting. We welcome all. Call Tina at 770-
942-6764 for more information.
2/12: ToTE BAg oR LiTTLE REd PURSE CRoChET, 10:30AM & PJ
PAnTS, 2:00PM. Ewe Knit is located at 15 Cedar Street in Carrollton.
Please call 770-30-640 for more information.
2/12: FAiRy PRinCESS BALL AT dEER LiCk PARk ACTiviTy CEnTER.
See ad on Page 26 for more information.
2/12: 4Th AnnUAL MoThER-Son vALEnTinE dinnER dAnCE.
Friday, February 12, 6:30-9:30pm at the Villa Rica Civic Center & Sports
Complex.
2/12: vALEnTinE LATE SkATE AT dAzzLES RoLLER SPoRTS on Feb-
ruary 12th from 6:30pm-12:30am. Call 770-942-7655 or 770-49-
9519 for mre information.
2/13: going on A JoB inTERviEW? Giving a business presentation?
Need a leadership boost? The Toastmasters of West Georgia are here to
help. We’d like to see you on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month: 

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2/13, 2/27, etc. Meetings begin at 10:00am at the Capitol Executive
Suites, located at 3400 Chapel Hill Road, Douglasville (corner of Cha-
pel Hill Road and Brookmont - come to the back entrance near Primrose
Academy). We promise that it will be a positive experience and you’ll take
away renewed confidence with every meeting. Need more info or have
questions? Contact Lee Brogden Culberson at Lee@ProfessionalMojo.com
or Gina Marable at ginamarable@gmail.com. You can also get valuable
speaking and leadership tips by following us on Twitter: @WestGASpeaks
or Twitter.com/WestGASpeaks.
2/13: Sweetheart Dinner & Dance - February 13, 6:00pm to
10:00pm. Join the Woodie Fite Senior Center at the Sweetheart Dance.
A buffet dinner will be served at 6:00pm and dancing and fellowship will
follow. Tickets must be purchased at the front desk. The cost $10 per per-
son.
2/13: twineD Knitting, 10:30am & FingerleSS gloveS,
4:00pm. Ewe Knit is located at 815 Cedar Street in Carrollton. Please call
770-830-6480 for more information.
2/13: 20th annual DaDDy-Daughter valentine Dinner
Dance. Saturday, February 13, 6:30pm - :30pm at the Villa Rica Civic
Center & Sports Complex. Dinner/Dance: $30/couple, $15 each addi-
tional person. Dance only (7:30pm - :30pm): $20/ couple, $10 each
additional person. Advance tickets required for dinner. Limit: 85 persons.
(First come/first served without advance tickets for dance.) Limit 125 per-
sons for dance. Photos will be taken for a fee. Registration begins January
4.
2/13: DouglaS-carroll-paulDing countieS alumnae
chapter oF Delta Sigma theta Sorority, inc. hoStS an-
nual “pearlS anD heartS” Signature gala. Saturday, February
13, 2010. The Gala will be held at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel from
7:30pm to 12 midnight. Special price of tickets are $55/person and table
cost is $500 with seating for ten people. Come for Dinner, Live Band and
FUN! Support our new public service initiative: ‘Handbags from the Heart’.
Handbags filled with toiletries will be collected the night of the Gala to be
distributed to a women’s shelter or retirement home. ATTIRE: Red, White
or Black Formal. For tickets email: signaturegala@dcpdst.com or visit our
website at www.dcpdst.com.
2/13: the DouglaS county Democratic party meets the
second Saturday of each month at 10:00am at the St. Julian’s Episcopal
Church located at 5400 Stewart Mill Rd. For more information, please call
404-276-2121.
2/13: Ben hill toaStmaSterS cluB meets at 10:00am the second
and fourth Saturday of every month. Toastmasters is a public speaking
organization that teaches leadership and communications skills. For more
information go to www.toastmasters.org or contact us at whit3@bell-
south.net.
2/14: happy valentine’S Day!
2/14: chamBer oF commerce’S 65th annual awarDS Ban-
quet anD valentine’S Day gala to Feature eDwin mccain.
See article page 2.
2/14: SocKS with worSteD wool, 3:00pm & pantS, 4:00pm.
Ewe Knit is located at 815 Cedar Street in Carrollton. Please call 770-830-

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2/14: LADIEs OF DOUGLAs COUnTy BOOK CLUB monthly meeting. 2/18: DIGITAL IMAGE GROUP. Meet and learn from Photographers,
Members meet on the second Sunday of each month at 3:00pm at the Videographers and Digital Artists at the monthly meeting of DIG. Watch
Brookmont Information Center and Clubhouse, 5315 Brookmont Parkway, presentations and participate in visual arts discussions. DIG is an infor-
Douglasville. Membership is continous and open to ladies throughout At- mal group composed of people interested in image-making using digital
lanta. To join or for additional information contact Jackie Delgado at 404- still photography, multimedia, videography and computer graphics. We
536-7500 or 678-229-6924, or email ldcbookclub@yahoo.com. meet the third Thursday of each month beginning at 6:30 at St. Julian’s
2/14: EVERy wOMAn, InC. meets every 2nd Sunday at the Public Li- Episcopal Church, 5400 Stewarts Mill Road, Douglasville. From I-20 take
brary in the large conference room from 2:00-5:00pm. Get involved in the Chapel Hill Road exit and turn right onto Stewarts Mill Road at the 4th
volunteering in your community and enjoy networking with 50 or so women traffic light (across from Target). St. Julian’s is 1.6 miles down Stewart Mill
in Douglas County. For more info contact 678-481-0588 or visit our web- Road on the right. Visit the DIG website at www.DigitalImageGroup.org or
site at www.everywomaninc.org. No cost for membership just a 2 hour call Richard Nichols at 404-210-5985. Visitors are always welcome.
commitment of time each month to volunteer in the community. 2/18: PILLOw CARE DREss, 10:30AM, TwInED KnITTInG, 4:00PM.
2/15: PJ PAnTs, 4:00PM & CROCHET A ROUnD BABy, 4:00PM. Ewe Ewe Knit is located at 815 Cedar Street in Carrollton. Please call 770-830-
Knit is located at 815 Cedar Street in Carrollton. Please call 770-830- 6480 for more information.
6480 for more information. 2/18: DOUGLAs COUnTy RETIRED EDUCATORs meet the third
2/15-19: DOUGLAs COUnTy sCHOOL sysTEM HOLIDAys - OUT Thursday of each month except June, July, August, and Janurary. The meet-
OF sCHOOL. ing place is at the Douglas County School Systems Transportation Dept.
2/15-19: PAULDInG COUnTy sCHOOL sysTEM HOLIDAy - OUT located on Duralee Lane. Meeting time is 9:00 a.m. For additional infor-
OF sCHOOL. mation contact John Stone at 770-942-3457.
2/16: THE DOUGLAs COUnTy HIsTORICAL sOCIETy meets the third 2/18: THE nATIOnAL ACTIVE AnD RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOyEEs
Tuesday of each month (Sept. through May, no meeting in Dec.) at noon AssOCIATIOn (nARFE), William D. Lively Chapter 1820, meets the third
at the Cultural Arts Center. Meetings feature special guest speakers and a Thursday of every month at the Golden Corral at 6975 Douglas Bou-
catered lunch is provided for $6 with reservations. Call 770-949-2787. levard. Lunch starts at 1:00pm, and the meeting begins at 2:00pm. All
2/17: DOUGLAs COUnTy LIOns CLUB MEETInG - noon - 1pm at active and retired Federal employees are invited to attend. Linda Johnson,
Irish Bred Pub. Everyone is welcome to visit. 404-273-0102. 770-942-0816.
2/17: THE PAULDInG PHOTOGRAPHy CLUB meets the first and third 2/18: BEREAVED PAREnTs sUPPORT GROUP meets on the third Thurs-
Wednesdays of each month at 7:00pm at 122 Main Street in Dallas, GA. day of each month at 7:00pm in Room 207. Parents who have lost children
The club is open to all with an interest in the art of photography and grow- are invited to share stories, receive comfort and grow in faith. First Presbyte-
ing their photography skills. Meetings and club activities include guest rian Church, 9190 Campbellton St., Douglasville, 770-942-0710.
speakers, hands-on learning opportunities, workshops, field trips, and club 2/18: THE DOUGLAs COUnTy REPUBLICAn wOMEn’s CLUB
competitions. For more information please visit www.pauldingphotogra- meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:00pm, at Joe’s Crab Shack
phyclub.org or contact Mike Nalley at mikenalley@comcast.net or Kim Private Dining Room. Anyone interested in the issues and topics consistent
Mitas at kimmitas@att.net with the Republican agenda is invited to join. They are women committed
2/17: sOCIAL sECURITy ADMInIsTRATIOn is in Douglas County the to making a positive impact on the direction of our nation. Men who ad-
third Wednesday of each month from 9:00am-12:00noon at the Court- here to Republican values are associate members of our club. Please call
house personnel department. Services available are; Applications for new 770-947-8479 or visit www.dcrwc.com.
or replacement social security cards, Applications for replacement medi- 2/19: COLOR KnITTInG, 10:30AM & TOTE BAG, 4:00PM. Ewe Knit
care cards, and assistance with or explanations of notices or benefits state- is located at 815 Cedar Street in Carrollton. Please call 770-830-6480
ments. You may call 1-800-772-1213, or go to their website: www.ssa. for more information.

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Premarital Blood Testing
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Full Laboratory and X-Ray
2/19: BRAIN INJURY AND BRAIN ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUP meets OF COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS. This complimentary workshop pre-
the first and third Friday of the month at the First United Methodist Church sented by Arlene Brown, a member of the National Institute of Certified
6167 Presley Mill Road. Meeting time is 6:30pm. The focus of the group College Planners reveals ways to meet the high cost of college. With col-
is on Successful living with a brain condition. Care Givers are encouraged lege costs increasing at a much faster rate than general inflation, paying
to attend. Information, resources and support will be available. Contact for college can be a daunting task. Come and Learn How To: Significantly
Rocky Rothrock at 770-355-6135 for more information. Increase Your Eligibility for Financial Aid. Achieve the Necessary Cash Flow
2/19: BLIND AND LOW VISION SERVICES meets the third Friday of to Pay for College. 2/20 - Douglasville County Library - 10:30am. 2/27
each month at 3830 South Cobb Dr, Suite 125 in Smyrna at 1:30pm. If - Douglasville County Library - 10:30am. Call 678-952-7105 to reserve
you have vision loss or know someone who does, or want to find out how a seat.
you can help, stop by or call 770-432-7280, www.BLVSgeorgia.org. 2/20: SILVER SWINGERS DANCE CLUB, hosts a variety dance on the 1st
2/20: ThE 13Th ANNUAL SISTERS IN ChRIST CONFERENCE from and 3rd Saturday of the month at Woodie Fite Senior Center. Doors open
8:30am to 4:30pm. Join over a 1000 other women of other denomina- at 6:00pm with Line Dance lessons from 6:30-7:00pm., dancing from
tions and from all over as they gather for lots of fun, laughs, gifts,p am- 7:00-10:00pm. A donation of $4.00 will be accepted at the door. Bring a
pering and incredible testimonies. The event is free. It will be held at First finger snack to share and join us at the Woodie Fite Center located at 8750
Baptist Mabelton. For more information please visit www.sistersinchrist.com Dorris Road, Douglasvillle, Georgia (across from the court house). We will
or call 770-562-9668 for more information. be dancing to the music of our favorite Disc Jockey. Join us for a variety of
2/20: GLAD hATTER CROChET, 1:00PM & kNIT A hEART PIN, dance music including Country/Western, Ballroom, Rhythm and Blues and
4:00PM. Ewe Knit is located at 815 Cedar Street in Carrollton. Please call Big Band. Please call 678-626-5630 for additional information.
770-830-6480 for more information. 2/20: MEN ONLY!! Dynamic small group for men who want to grow in
2/20: COLLEGE FINANCIAL PLANNING WORkShOP FOR PARENTS their faith, as husbands and fathers and men of God. Meets 1st and 3rd
Saturdays of each month. 8:00am. Coffee and Pastries. Prince of Peace
Lutheran Church. 3988 Highway 5, Douglasville, 770-942-4681.
2/21: BRAIDED NECk PIECE OR SCARF, 10:30AM & SOCkS WITh
WORSTED WOOL, 3:00PM. Ewe Knit is located at 815 Cedar Street in
Carrollton. Please call 770-830-6480 for more info.
2/22: BRAIDED NECkPIECE, 10:30AM. Ewe Knit is located at 815 Ce-
dar Street in Carrollton. Please call 770-830-6480 for more information.
2/23: TWINED kNITTING, 10:00AM & COLOR kNITTING, 1:00PM.
Ewe Knit is located at 815 Cedar Street in Carrollton. Please call 770-830-
6480 for more information.
2/23: FREE SCRAPBOOk WORkShOP every 2nd and 4th Tuesday start-
ing at 6:00pm at Central Baptist Church. Please call for more information.
Everyone welcome. Susan Davis, 770-489-2709.
2/23: ThE TOWN & COUNTRY GARDEN CLUB meets the fourth Tues-
day of each month at 6:30 at members’ homes. All meetings include a
covered dish dinner, fellowship and an informative program on gardening
and related subjects. Everyone welcome. For more information contact Mi-
chele Kirk 770-942-9764 or Mary Patterson 770-942-6574.
2/23: ABWA MEETING. The mission of American Business Women’s As-
sociation is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to
provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow person-
ally and professionally through leadership, education, and networking lo-
cally and nationally. We meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Please
call Marcita Scharnhorst at 770-370-2290 for more information.
2/24: ANNETTE WINN ELEMENTARY PARENT WORkShOP: BUILD-
ING STRONG FAMILIES-CONSUMER BEWARE - workshop will help
families find their strengths, build on them and learn skills to create stronger
family units, improve relationships and increase communication. Meeting
will begin at 10:00am. For more information or to RSVP, please call Denine
Pope, Parent Outreach Facilitator at Annette Winn Elementary at 770-651-
3148.
2/24: “WE” WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS OF WEST GEORGIA, IS
SPONSORING A LOCAL CAREER & JOB FAIR. Wednesday, Feburary
24, 2010 from 10:00am-2:00pm. The Fair will be held at the “Gift of
Love” center at 3870 Longview Drive, Douglasville, Ga. 30135. This event
is presented for our community to help bridge the gap between Employers
and potential Employees in an effort to lower the unemployment rate in
West Georgia. Vendors needed both Corporate and Network Marketers.
For information on vendor cost and registration please call either Trudy
Holdman 678-949-8454 or Melissa Turner 404-787-2853. Career and

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Job Fair participates please RSVP at trudyholdman@yahoo.com or me-
lissa_turner@mindspring.com with your name and e-mail address!
2/25: The DOUGLAS COUNTY GeNeALOGICAL SOCIeTY meets at
the Douglas County Public Library at 6:00pm on Selman Ave on the 4th
Thurs of months Jan-Oct and the 3rd Thurs in November. Every one is
welcome to hear their special programs and learn how to research your
Family ancestors. Any member can get a free “First Families of Douglas
County” certificate when you can document your direct ancestors in Doug-
las County back to the first census of 1880.
2/25: STewArT MIDDLe SChOOL PAreNT wOrkShOP: reCOG-
NIzING AND hANDLING LeArNING ChALLeNGeS - workshop will
assist parents with identifying learning challenges and what resources are
available to them. Workshop will begin at 9:30am. For more information
or to RSVP, please call Denny Bridges, Parent Outreach Facilitator at Stew-
art Middle School at 770-651-5460.
2/25: BeULAh eLeMeNTArY PAreNT wOrkShOP: reLATIveS AS
PAreNTS - learn about information, services and community resources
available to legal guardians assuming the role of primary caregiver. Work-
shop will begin at 6:30pm. For more information or to RSVP, please call
Sandra Nicolaou, Parent Outreach Facilitator at Beulah Elementary at
770-651-3322.
2/25: BASIC MAChINe eMBrOIDerY, 10:30AM, hOT PAD CrO-
CheT, 1:00PM & PILLOw CASe DreSS, 6:00PM. Ewe Knit is located
at 815 Cedar Street in Carrollton. Please call 770-830-6480 for more
information.
2/25: MOTherS & MOre is a support group for mothers and expect-
ant mothers. They offer a variety of activities with and without children.
Examples include playgroups, mom’s night out, holiday parties, children’s
activities, couples outings, family events and community service projects.
As a member you may attend as many or few activities as you choose. If
you are a working mom or a stay at home mom this group may be the
right group for you. Visitors are welcome and may attend three moms-only
events before deciding to join. They meet the second and fourth Thursday
of the month at Douglasville First United Methodist Church on the corner
of Prestley Mill Road and Hospital Drive. You can also visit their website
at http://mothersandmore.org/chapters/Douglasville/. Call Ann Marie
Alford at 770-485-5944 or Judy Crawford at 770-485-8282 for more
information.
2/25: CherOkee rOSe QUILTerS GUILD MeeTING. Meet each sec-
ond Thursday at 9:30am and fourth Thursday at 7:00pm at the Union

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Grove Baptist Church, 6517 Union Grove Road in Lithia Springs. Doors 2/27: GOING ON A jOB INTErvIEw? Giving a business presentation?
open 30 minutes before each meeting. We welcome all. Call Tina at 770- Need a leadership boost? The Toastmasters of West Georgia are here to
942-6764 for more information. help. We’d like to see you on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month:
2/25: DOUGLAS COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY meets the 4th 2/27, etc. Meetings begin at 10:00am at the Capitol Executive Suites, lo-
Thursday of months January-October and the 3rd Thursday of November cated at 3400 Chapel Hill Road, Douglasville (corner of Chapel Hill Road
at the Douglas County Public Library on Selman Ave at 6:00-8:00pm. and Brookmont - come to the back entrance near Primrose Academy).
Everyone is invited to attend our monthly programs. Learn how to research We promise that it will be a positive experience and you’ll take away re-
your Family Ancestors. Get a ‘First Families Certificate of Douglas County’ newed confidence with every meeting. Need more info or have questions?
when you have direct Ancestors in Douglas when it became a County. For Contact Lee Brogden Culberson at Lee@ProfessionalMojo.com or Gina
info email: paultrew@comcast.net or call Paul Trew at 770-944-2093. Marable at ginamarable@gmail.com. You can also get valuable speaking
2/26-28: NEw MOUNTAIN TOp BApTIST ChUrCh prOUDLY prES- and leadership tips by following us on Twitter: @WestGASpeaks or Twitter.
ENTS ANNETTA STEMBrIDGE’S “whEN hEAvEN CALLS” STArrING com/WestGASpeaks.
ChrISTIAN COMEDIAN, “MS. v.”. Please see our ad on the Inside Back 2/27: KNIT MITTENS, 4:00pM. Ewe Knit is located at 815 Cedar Street
Cover for more information. in Carrollton. Please call 770-830-6480 for more information.
2/26-28: T.A. prODUCTIONS prESENTS “rAISE ThE prAISE” 2/27: TODAY’S wOMEN IN MINISTrY EMpOwErMENT BrUNCh
Come out and experience a Fun filled evening: Live band, comedians. AT BE rESTOrED wOrShIp CENTEr. See ad on page 84.
singers,musicians, spoken word, and all the excitement of an open mic. 2/27: COLLEGE FINANCIAL pLANNING wOrKShOp FOr pArENTS
Located at Soulfood Haven 5778 Fairburn Rd Douglasville, Friday Febru- OF COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS. This complimentary workshop pre-
ary 26-29th 9:00pm-12:00am. Admission $10. 18 & older no children sented by Arlene Brown, a member of the National Institute of Certified
please. For more info contact 404-731-7545 or 678-887-3951. College Planners reveals ways to meet the high cost of college. With col-
lege costs increasing at a much faster rate than general inflation, paying
for college can be a daunting task. Come and Learn How To: Significantly
Increase Your Eligibility for Financial Aid. Achieve the Necessary Cash Flow
to Pay for College. 2/27 - Douglasville County Library - 10:30am. Call
678-952-7105 to reserve a seat.
2/27: BEN hILL TOASTMASTErS CLUB meets at 10:00am the second
and fourth Saturday of every month. Toastmasters is a public speaking
organization that teaches leadership and communications skills. For more
information go to www.toastmasters.org or contact us at whit9993@bell-
south.net
2/28: wOrSTED SOCKS, 3:00pM & MAChINE EMBrOIDErY,
4:00pM. Ewe Knit is located at 815 Cedar Street in Carrollton. Please call
770-830-6480 for more information.
3/11-13: ThE SwEET rEpEATS KIDS CONSIGNMENT SALE will be
held at Calvary Church of God in Douglasville (7551 West Strickland
Street). They will have Infant, Juniors Clothing, Maternity, Toys, Kids Fur-
niture and Accessories. Sellers and volunteers are needed. The sale hours
are Thursday from 9:00am-6:00pm, Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm and
Saturday from 9:00am-12:00pm. E-mail sweetrepeatsga@bellsouth.net
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870 Thornton Rd. I-20 Exit 44
Lithia Springs, Ga. 30122
770-941-9000| www.johnbleakleyford.com

Open letter to our valued customers,
My dad opened John Bleakley Ford back in 1968, when I was only 4 years old. He started with a
small group of hard working men and women who had a sincere desire to take care of his
customers like they were part of his family.
I am proud to say that, 42 years later, we strive every day to continue that tradition of making
every customer a part of the John Bleakley Ford family. We still have a hard working group of
people who welcome our customers every day with an enthusiastic smile and deep commitment
to make them feel at home here.
Hardly a day goes by that someone doesn't stop me and share a story about what a pleasure it
was to do business here and how well they were treated. So many people who were first
customers of John Bleakley Ford are now personal friends, but to me, that's what it's all about.
That's what we are all about.
Of course we have the low prices, large rebates and large selection, but can't you get that most
anywhere? At John Bleakley Ford, it's really pretty simple. We just want to be your car dealer. A
place where you can do business, have someone look you in the eye, shake your hand, say thank
you and mean it.
If you have done business here before, a
heartfelt Thank You. If you haven't, give us
a try, you'll be glad you did.
Sincerely,
WEEKLY EvEnts
Have a weekly event? Let us know, e-mail events@chapehillnews.net.
SUNDAY DOUGLaS COUNtY CHamBER SINGERS - Rehearsals, 7:00-9:30pm at First United method-
ist Church in Douglasville, 770-489-0503
SEE YOU IN CHURCH - See Church Section
OvEREatERS aNONYmOUS - 5:00pm in the manchester Room at Wellstar Douglas EmOtIONS aNONYmOUS GROUp - Chapel Hill presbyterian, 4241 Central Church Rd.,
Hospital, behind the information desk and to the right on the first floor. Call Dee for Conference Center 101, 7:30pm, 770-920-0328.
information - 770-577-3410 GamE NIGHt - 7:00pm, Spades, Dominoes, Chess & keno, the taste – 6650 Broad St
paStOR DaY - Williamson Brothers BBQ, 7040 Concourse pkwy, 770-949-5058 – 678-715-4587
pREmIER LEaGUE SOCCER COvERaGE - Irish Bred pub & Restaurant - Downtown by the GOD’S EmpLOYmENt NEtWORk (GEN) - 7:30am, First presbyterian Church, 9190
Fountain 678-324-1649 Campbellton St. 770-942-0710
SCREENWRItER’S GROUp - 1pm, Starbucks, Hiram, 770-489-3506, www.georgiascreen- HIp HOp DaNCE - ages 9-11 from 7:30-8:30pm, Deer Lick park, $90, 770-920-7132
writers.com kID’S DaY - Williamson Brothers BBQ, 7040 Concourse pkwy, 770-949-5058
SkatING at DazzLES - 2-5pm, admin. $6, 3844 Longview Dr., 770-942-7855 LIvE aCOUStIC NIGHt - 9:00pm (patio or 1st floor) - Irish Bred pub & Restaurant.
Downtown by the Fountain 678-324-1649
LIvE maRIaCHI BaND - monterrey’s mexican Restaurant on Hwy 5, 6:30- 9pm
MONDAY LIvE mUSIC - with mike Brookshire at 7:00pm at topps Bar & Grill, 7214 Douglas Blvd.,
aL-aNON mEEtING - First United methodist, presley mill & Hospital Dr., 8:00pm, 770- 770-489-1927
489-5681 pOkER - Buffalo Wild Wings, 8:00pm, 6970 Douglas Blvd., 678-391-8470
BaBY CakES tHE CLOWN - Stevi B’s pizza from 6-9pm, twisting balloons pOkER - Fabiano’s Italian Deli & Eatery, 6698a E. Broad St, 678-715-3344
BRIDGE - Woodie Fite Senior Center, 8750 Dorris Rd., 12:00-4:30pm, 770-947-0050 pOkER - 8:00pm, taco mac, 7397 Douglas Blvd., 770-942-0499
CHRIStIaN COmmUNItY ORCHEStRa - Central Baptist Church, 7-9:00pm, all ages, 770- pUB tRIvIa – Irish Bred pub & Restaurant (2nd floor) from 7:30-9:30pm, Downtown by
942-3381 the Fountain, 678-324-1649
DaRtS NIGHt – Irish Bred pub & Restaurant (2nd floor) from 6:30pm, Downtown by the StORYtImE - 10:30am, Lithia Springs public Library, 770-944-5931
Fountain, 678-324-1649 tEam tRIvIa - Bonz, 2123 Fairburn Rd., 770-577-6991
DOG OBEDIENCE - Deer Lick park, 6:30-7:30pm, fee, 770-920-9720 tRIvIa - 7:00pm, Johnny’s New York Style pizza, Chapel Hill Rd., 678-214-8486
DOUGLaSvILLE B2B - Business Networking Group meets every monday morning at tRIvIa - Gipson’s - Fairburn Rd @ Hospital Dr., 770-942-1764
8:00am. Local businesses are invited to attend. please contact patty 404-234-7421 or
vonda 404-731-7545. For additional information.
GOLDEN aGE SR. SOCIaL CLUB QUILtING & CRaFt CLaSS - Jessie Davis park, 10:00am- WEDNESDAY
12:00pm, 678-715-6029 BIBLE StUDY CLaSS - Jessie Davis park, 7:00-8:00pm, 770-920-3007
kID’S DaY - Williamson Brothers BBQ, 7040 Concourse pkwy, 770-949-5058 CHILDREN’S mUSIC pROJECt - First presbyterian Church, 6:30-6:55pm, Choir Room, 770-
NOW CLUB mEEtING - Break the chains of alcoholism, 8pm, 7439 W. Strickland St., 770- 942-0710
942-4735 DaRtS - 8:00pm, taco mac, 7397 Douglas Blvd., 770-942-0499
ROtaRY CLUB OF DOUGLaS COUNtY - 11:45am at the Douglasville Downtown Conference DaRtS NIGHt – Irish Bred pub & Restaurant (2nd floor) from 6:30pm, Downtown by the
Center, 6701 Church Street, www.douglascountyrotaryclub.org. Fountain, 678-324-1649
takE OFF pOUNDS SENSIBLY (tOpS) - 6:00pm, alpha J. Fowler Community Clubhouse, DIvORCECaRE, DIvORCECaRE4kIDS, SINGLE paRENtING tHat WORkS!, GRIEFSHaRE &
Hospital Dr. www.tops.org, Judy 770-597-5309 a tEEN’S vIEW OF DIvORCE CLaSSES - 6:30-8:00pm, First Baptist Church, Room 414,
tEam tRIvIa - 8:00pm, taco mac, 7397 Douglas Blvd., 770-942-0499 free, 770.942.5481.
tExaS HOLD ‘Em - Registration at 7:00pm and starting at 8:00pm, topps Bar & Grill, 7214 GOLDEN YEaRS CLUB -Deer Lick park, 10:00am-1:00pm, 770-920-7132
Douglas Blvd., 770-489-1927 GRIEFSHaRE SUppORt GROUp - 6:15pm at Central Baptist Church. For information
tExaS HOLD ‘Em - Irish Bred pub & Restaurant (2nd floor) - from 7:30pm. Downtown please call 770-942-7275.
by the Fountain 678-324-1649 HIp HOp DaNCE - ages 12-14 from 7:30-8:30pm, Deer Lick park, $90, 770-920-7132
tRIvIa - 7:30-9:30pm, Fabiano’s Italian Deli & Eatery, 6698a E. Broad St, 678-715-3344 kID’S NIGHt - the taste – 6650 Broad St – 678-715-4587
kID’S NIGHt - Free kid’s meals, Buffalo Wild Wings, 6970 Douglas Blvd., 678-391-8470.
LIvE mUSIC - Gipson’s - 6077 Fairburn Rd • 9 pm - 2 am • 770-942-1764
TUESDAY mEN’S BIBLE StUDY - 12:00pm, First UmC, lunch & fellowship
COmmUNItY pRaYER - Old Courthouse, 10:00am mOmmIE & mE pLaY GROUp - Hunter park, 9:30-10:15am, $25/mo., 18mo-3yr., 770-920-
DOUGLaS COUNtY ROGUE RUNNERS - group run; 6:45pm, check website for location, 3007
www.dcrr.org SENIOR CItIzENS CLUB - 10:00am - 2:00pm, Hunter park, small fee, 770-920-3007

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WEEKLY EvEnts CtD.
Skating at DazzleS - 6:30-9:30pm, admin $3, 3844 longview Dr., 770-942-7855 Chapel Hill road, 770-949-2939
Storytime - Douglas County Public library, 10:30am, 770-920-7125 mariaCHi BanD - monterrey, 5771 Fairburn rd., 6:30-9:30pm, 770-949-0607
team trivia - Buffalo Wild Wings, 8pm, 6970 Douglas Blvd., 678-391-8470 men’S enSemBle - Cultural arts Center, 7:30pm, 770-949-2787
teXaS HolD ‘em - irish Bred Pub & restaurant (2nd floor) - from 7:30pm. Downtown muSiC & movieS trivia - irish Bred Pub & restaurant (2nd floor) - 7:30pm-9:30pm. Down-
by the Fountain 678-324-1649 town by the Fountain 678-324-1649
teXaS HolD ‘em - Williamson Brothers BBQ, 7040 Concourse Pkwy, 770-949-5058 Pizza Day - Williamson Brothers BBQ, 7040 Concourse Pkwy, 770-949-5058
teXaS HolD ‘em - Bonz, 2123 Fairburn rd., 770-577-6991, free prizes Prayer ForCe - new river Community Church, 7:00pm, 770-942-5008
trivia - 8:00pm, topps Bar & grill, 7214 Douglas Blvd., 770-489-1927 Senior StePPerS - Deer lick Park gym, 1:30-3:00pm, Free 50+, line Dance/Clogging,
trivia & CarD gameS - the taste – 6650 Broad St – 678-715-4587 770-920-7132
youtH muSiC ProjeCt - First Presbyterian Church, 5:15-6:10pm, sanctuary, 770-942- Story time & aCtivitieS - Borders Books, arbor Place mall, 11:30am, 770-577-9787
0710 take oFF PounDS SenSiBly - 6:30pm, alpha a. Fowler jr. Community Clubhouse, Hos-
pital Dr., melissa, 770-577-0604, www.tops.org.
talenteD tHurSDayS - With Spoken Word and open mic from 8:00pm to close. the
THURSDAY taste – 6650 Broad St – 678-715-4587
BiBle StuDy - Cathedral of Praise Bible Study, Pastor melvin Dawson, 7:30pm, 770- trivia - 7:30-9:30pm, Fabiano’s italian Deli & eatery, 6698a e. Broad St, 678-715-3344
354-5642 WeSt ga PoWerCore reFerral team - make more money through referrals with no
DouglaS CHeSS CluB - Border’s Bookstore Cafe in arbor Place mall, 7-10pm, very competition. 7:00-8:30am. visitors please call Cindy jamison 404-273-0102
informal, no fees, all ages, 678-548-6408 Women in tHe WorD - jessie Davis Park, 7:30-8:30pm, 678-715-6029
DouglaS County rogue runnerS - group run; 6:45pm, check website for location, Women’S BiBle StuDy - First Baptist Church, 770-942-1945
www.dcrr.org
goD’S emPloyment netWork (gen) - 7:00pm, First united methodist Church of
Douglasville, 6167 Presley mill road, 770-942-0710. FRIDAY
golDen age Sr. SoCial CluB FielD triPS - jessie Davis Park, fees, 678-715-6029 CHarity Day - Williamson Brothers BBQ, 7040 Concourse Pkwy, 770-949-5058
HiP HoP DanCe - ages 15-18 from 8:00-9:00pm, Deer lick Park, $90, 770-920-7132 CHriStian training Center - enhanced Bible Study group: grow in the love and power
karaoke - Bonz, 2123 Fairburn rd., 770-577-6991 of the Spirit. Friday’s 7:00pm, 5829 Wembley Dr. 404-889-4891
karaoke - Buffalo Wild Wings, 9pm, 6970 Douglas Blvd., 678-391-8470 Dj nigHt - irish Bred Pub & restaurant (2nd floor) 9:00pm-2:00am. Downtown by the
karaoke - gipson’s, 6077 Fairburn rd., 770-942-1764 Fountain 678-324-1649
karaoke - topps Bar & grill, 7214 Douglas Blvd. 8:30pm-12:00am, 770-489-1927 Dj/karaoke nigHt - 9:00pm, el rodeo mexican restaurant, 9503 Highway 5, 770-
live aCouStiC nigHt - From 9:00pm (Patio or 1st floor) - irish Bred Pub & restaurant. 949-1792
Downtown by the Fountain 678-324-1649 karaoke - topps Bar & grill, 7214 Douglas Blvd., 8:30pm-12:00am, 770-489-1927
live Dj nigHt - 9:00pm to close, the taste – 6650 Broad St – 678-715-4587 karaoke - Buffalo Wild Wings, 9:00pm, 6970 Douglas Blvd., 678-391-8470
live muSiC - taco mac, 7397 Douglas Blvd., small band, 770-942-0499 karaoke WitH tHe Caveman- 9:00pm, taco mac, 7397 Douglas Blvd., 770-942-0499
live SPaniSH & engliSH muSiC - 6:30 – 9:00 with gil Caro – tony’s mexican grille, 4040 kiWaniS CluB - logan’s roadhouse, 9380 the landings Dr., 12:00pm, john Stone, 770-
942-3457
live BanD - Bonz, 2123 Fairburn rd., 770-577-6991
live BanD - taco mac, 7397 Douglas Blvd., small band, 770-942-0499
live Dj nigHt - 9:00pm to close, the taste – 6650 Broad St – 678-715-4587
noW CluB meeting - Break the chains of alcoholism. 8pm, 7439 W. Strickland St., 770-
942-4735
reFormer anonymouS meetingS - 7-9:30pm, the king’s Way, 770-949-0812 x280
roCk & glo BoWling - your Bowling Center, midnight - 3:00am
Skating at DazzleS - teen night 7-11pm, admin $8, 3844 longview Dr., 770-942-7855
teXaS HolD’em - 7:00-10:00pm, Williamson Bros. BBQ, 7040 Concourse Pkwy., 770-
949-5058
teXaS HolD’em tournament - 6:30-8:30pm at the Cigar Depot.

SATURDAY
CryStal metH anonymouS - the last Straw group, old Do. Cty. Courthouse, rm 108,
7:30pm
Dj nigHt – irish Bred Pub & restaurant (2nd floor) from 8:30pm-12:30am. Downtown
by the Fountain. 678-324-1869
Dog oBeDienCe - Deer lick Park, 11:00am-12noon, fee, 770-920-9720
DouglaS County rogue runnerS - group run; 8:30am; Check website for location,
www.dcrr.org
FanCy Feline reSCue aDoPtionS - PetSmart, Chapel Hill rd. 10am-4pm, 678-522-2152
karaoke - 7-11pm, la Fiesta, 1102 thornton rd., lithia Springs, families welcome
karaoke - Bonz, 2123 Fairburn rd., 770-577-6991
karaoke - topps Bar & grill, 7214 Douglas Blvd., 8:30pm - midnight, 770-489-1927
live jazz, r&B, BlueS - 8:00pm, $7 Cover, the taste – 6650 Broad St – 678-715-4587
oPen SeSSion at DazzleS - 12-4pm, $6, 3844 longview Dr, 770-942-655
Premier league SoCCer Coverage – irish Bred Pub & restaurant, Downtown by the
Fountain, 678-324-1649
roCk & glo BoWling - your Bowling Center, 10:00pm-2:00am
Skating at DazzleS - matinee 12-4pm, admin $6, 3844 longview Dr., 770-942-7855, Family
night 7-11pm, adnim $7
SlaB Day - Williamson Brothers BBQ, 7040 Concourse Pkwy, 770-949-5058
teen nigHt @ SHoWtime - 8:00-12:00pm, 5780 Fairburn road, Douglasville, qproduc-
tionz@gmail.com
teXaS HolD em Poker - 3:30-6:30pm at the Cigar Depot.
trivia - 8:30pm, Fabiano’s italian Deli & Pizzeria, 6698 Broad Street, 678-715-3344
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HELP WANTED: Local Moms Seeking KITTENS: Free to good home. Both
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Required. www.momdream2.com. - real fluffy and gorgeous. The other is
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tion. space available. Occupants are two
attorneys, family law and bankruptcy.
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MaryKay, etc. Have you heard of “AR- service included, (except for phone ser-
 Professional Carpet  Mold Remediation DYSS INTERNATIONAL” We have the vice) included in the rent. Deposit and
Upholstery & Tile Cleaning  Water Extraction Body Magic (want to lose 2-3 sizes first month, $600.00 deposit, one year
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video
game
By Chadd Franklin
FEBRUARY RELEASES
review
VIDEO GAMES
Hello Gam-
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 7 Endless Ocean Blue World WII ing Communi-
Foto Showdown DS
BioShock 2 PC PS3 X360
Heavy Rain PS3 ty! This month I
Bookworm Adventures DS
Crazy Garage DS WII Lunar: Silver Star Harmony PSP will review Katamari Forever for the Playstation 3.
Dante’s Inferno PS3 PSP X360 Metal Slug XX PSP
Data East Arcade Classics WII Napoleon: Total War PC Katamari Forever is a game that has you rolling up objects in order to make
Sled Shred WII
Memento Mori PC
The Circle: Martial Arts Fighter WII
planets and stars because all of the stars were destroyed. The game looks incred-
Percy Jackson & The Olympians DS
Rock Blast WII Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell PC ible and plays the same as previous versions but a lack of an Online Mode is a
Scene It? Twilight DS X360
definite downer. At this point you are probably saying, “Chadd! Why should I buy
Shiren the Wanderer WII
Square Logic PC
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28 this game?” My answer to you is this: it is still an awesome game that is fun for
7 Wonders II DS
Star Ocean The Last Hope PS3
Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll WII
Alice in Wonderland DS WII the whole family. The game does have a Two-Player Versus Mode and for fans of
APB PC X360
Windchaser PC Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny PC the previous games in the series you can play past levels but the lack of an Online
World Cup Of Pool DS
Aztec Treasure Hunt DS Mode makes me give this game a 3 out of 5.
World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars X360
Battlefield PC PS3 X360
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 14 Build-a-Bear Workshop WII DS

Cool Beads February classes
Ace Attorney Investigations DS Chicken Riot WII
Aliens vs. Predator PC PS3 X360 City Builder WII
Arcade Shooter: Illvelo WII Deca Sports DS DS
Becky Brogan PC Dream Diary DS February 6, 9:00am - Woven Crystal Puff Heart
Crime Scene DS Gunbird 2 Remix PSP February 6, 2:00pm - Indian Weave Bracelet
Dynasty Warriors PS3 X360 House M.D. PC
Everquest II: Sentinel’s Fate PC Last Rebellion PS3 February, 13, 9:00am - Beading 101
Link ‘n’ Launch DS
Family Party WII
Major League Baseball 2K10 (ALL)
February 13, 2:00pm - Chainmaille Bracelet
Free Running WII
Ghost Pirates of Voojoo Island PC MLB 10 PS2 PS3 PSP February 20, 9:00am - Woven 3-in-1 Bracelet
KORG DS-10 PLUS DS Music DS
Obscure: Dark Aura DS PSP Party Designer DS February 20, 2:00pm - Full Fringe Beaded Necklace
Puzzle Chronicles PSP DS Project Runway WII February 27, 9:00am - Chainmaille Rope Bracelet
Ragnarok DS DS S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat PC
Resident Evil 5 PS3 X360 Sonic Classic Collection DS February 27, 2:00pm - Taste of Kumihimo Bracelet
Supreme Commander 2 PC
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 21 Sushi Go Round DS
Cool Beads is located at 2911 Chapel Hill Road and can be reached at
Deadly Premonition X360 Zooloretto PC WII 678-391-8722 for more information or to register.

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arts&entertainment
Harvester Christian Academy’s 7th Annual Gala and
Auction to be held March 19
Harvester Christian Academy will hold its 7th Annual Gala
and Auction March 19th, 2010. This
event is open to the public and will
be held at Central Baptist Church on
Central Church Road. Former University
of Georgia and NFL football players,
David Pollack and David Greene are the
featured speakers. Pollack, a first round
draft pick for the Cincinnati Bengals and
three time All American teams up with
David Greene, who retired as quarterback
with the most wins in Division 1 football at
that time. In addition to the presentation
by the featured speakers, a silent and live
auction featuring fabulous items will be
held.
Auction donations include but are
not limited to: Georgia sports tickets,
autographed sports memorabilia,
vacation homes and condos, restaurant
and entertainment certificates, home
décor, hair and spa certificates, sporting goods, sporting tickets
and more.
The Auction and Gala is sponsored by a large number of
area businesses and individuals.
Valet parking begins in conjunction with the opening of the
silent auction at 6:00pm. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be followed
by a seated dinner served at 7:00pm. General admission tickets
are now available and are $85.00 each until March 11th
when the price then becomes $100.00 each. Tickets may be
purchased by contacting HCA at 770-942-1583, ext. 208 or
dobbs@harvesteracademy.com.
Partnership Tables are available to corporations and individuals
at varying levels with pre, during, and post advertising privileges,
seating priority, and special giveaways.

NEED A WEBSITE? Country Pride Line Dance clubs meets
The Country Pride Line Dance and Social Club meets once
Website Creation - simple to complex
Blogs and secure e-commerce stores a month. They are always looking for new members. Please
Streaming Audio & Video contact Dianne Quinn at 770-317-8021 or Debbie Rider at
Web-based Information Libraries 770-274-9839 for more information.
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in Douglasville
Women’s Book Club in Douglasville meets
A women’s book club is held in Douglasville. They meet
404-210-5985 and discuss a book once a month as well as do fun things
aodwebmasters @artondisk.com
together as a club. They ask that only women 18 years old and
in business since 1987
up contact them to join. If interested, please e-mail Jennifer at
wbook_club@yahoo.com.
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arts&entertainment
concerts
UPCOMING CONCERTS - ATLANTA AREA
02/04 Black Eyed Peas Philips Arena
02/05 The Residents Variety Playhouse
02/05 David Allan Coe Center Stage Theatre
02/06 Atlanta Blues Festival Atlanta Civic Center
02/06 New Found Glory Masquerade
02/06 B.B. King and Buddy Guy Fox Theatre
02/06 Umphrey’s McGee The Tabernacle
02/12 Galactic Variety Playhouse
02/13 Fuel the Fire Masqerade
02/13 Flogging Molly The Tabernacle
02/13 State Radio Variety Playhouse
02/14 PJ Morton Center Stage Theatre
02/14 Howie Day Variety Playhouse
02/15 Celtic Woman Fox Theatre
02/16 Celtic Woman Fox Theatre
02/18 Keller Williams Variety Playhouse
02/23 Tegan and Sara Variety Playhouse
02/25 George Strait & Reba Philips Arena
02/25 Pat Green Variety Playhouse
02/27 Muse The Arena At Gwinnett Center
02/27 Trey Anastasio The Tabernacle
03/05 Gordon Lightfoot Symphony Hall Atlanta
03/05 Rascal Flatts Columbus Civic Center
03/05 They Might Be Giants Variety Playhouse
03/06 They Might Be Giants Variety Playhouse
03/06 Gabriel Iglesias The Tabernacle
03/06 Julianne Hough Anderson Theater

Christian Community Orchestra gearing up for 18th year
The Christian Community Orchestra has begun year its 18th
year with much excitement.
Rehearsals have begun for
the Spring-Sational Family
Orchestra concert.
If you or someone you know
may be interested in playing
with the orchestra, rehearsals
are at Central Baptist Church
on Mondays at 6:00pm for
Christian Community Strings and Christian Community Winds.
These groups are for all ages of people who are learning to play an
instrument, or need a “brush-up” after not playing for awhile, and
for those who are learning a second instrument. The full Christian
Community Orchestra meets on Mondays at 7:00pm at Central
Baptist Church. There are no auditions for any of these groups.
The Christian Community Orchestra has been serving the
community in music since January 1993. If you have not heard
them, the Spring-Sational Family Orchestsra Concert is your next
opportunity to meet some of Douglas County’s finest musicians
and to enjoy their wonderful music. It will be held May 4 at Central
Baptist Church.
For more information about the orchestra, please see their
website at www.christiancommunityorchestra.org or contact Director
Jan Booth at janboothmusic@yahoo.com or 770-942-3381.

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A satellite arts organization of the
Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County
Next Month’s Photo Challenge: “Portrait”
“Favorite Photo,” “WSA Waste Water Treatment Plant” &
“Champ’s Clock Shop” Field Trip Contests December 2009

Sail Away You Are Delightful Taking Flight
by Susan Morris by Natasha Stansel by Michael Barrett
1st Place Color Print 1st Place Monochrome Print 2nd Place-Tied Color Print

Foggy Pacific Morning Up Up and Away A Day at the Beach Time Never Stands Still
by Lowell Sims by Nicolette by Michael Barrett by Susan Morris
3rd Place Color Print 3rd Place Field Trip 2nd Place Monochrome Print 1st Place Field Trip

Death Valley Sand Dunes Blue Bird Family Fool’s Gold
by Kent Owings by Frank Karycinski by Frank Karycinski
3rd Place Monochrome Print 2nd Place-Tied Color Print 2nd Place Field Trip
Interested in Photography? Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced The Sweetwater Camera Club hosts a wide variety of fun, interesting
Image Makers are encouraged to attend! Their next meeting will be monthly lectures & contests. They plan many field trips and exhibits
Thursday, February 11, 2010. Doors open at 6:30pm at St. Julian’s during the year. Visit www.sweetwatercc.org or call SCC President
Episcopal Church, 5400 Stewart’s Mill Road, Douglasville. Richard Nichols at 404-210-5985. Visitors are always welcome!
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Chamber of Commerce’s 65th Annual Awards Banquet and
Valentine’s Day Gala to feature Edwin McCain
What’s not to Love about the Douglas County Chamber of
Commerce’s 65th Annual
Awards Banquet and
Valentine’s Gala? The
Douglas County Chamber
of Commerce is pleased to
announce that their 65th
Annual Awards Banquet
will feature a special one
and a half hour concert
from Edwin McCain
thanks to Presenting
Sponsor Metro Bank. If
the name Edwin McCain
doesn’t immediately ring
a bell, perhaps it will ring
Botanical Boogie
Presented by: The Junior League of Douglas County
www.jldouglascounty.org
a wedding bell. Edwin
McCain’s hit songs “I’ll Date: Saturday, March 27, 2010
be” and “I could not ask Start Time: 11:30 am (for 1 mile fun run)
for more” have been sung 12:00 pm (for 5K)
at thousands of weddings Location: Clinton Nature Preserve, Winston
since their inception in the Entry Fees: $20 adults: pre-registration by March 7
late 1990’s. T-shirts to all pre-registered runners
“We are very excited to have the master of love songs Edwin $25 adults: after March 7 & race day
T-shirts while supplies last
McCain serenade our Chamber Members and guests in a private
$15 adults: no t-shirt option
and intimate setting just in time for Valentine’s Day,” stated Chamber $12 children under 12
President/CEO Kali Boatright. She went on to say, “We are so ($2 goes back to school of choice)
thankful for Metro Bank CEO Ken Barber for his vision to make this Registration:
special event possible and to Metro Bank for their commitment as our Contact Jody Wilson, 678.779.8514
botanicalboogie@gmail.com or
Presenting Sponsor.” visit www.active.com
They would also like to thank their Gold and Silver Sponsors for their
support of this extraordinary community event. The Gold Sponsors are
the City Of Douglasville, Douglas County Board of Commissioners,
Georgia Power Company, GreyStone Power Corporation, WellStar
Douglas Hospital and West Georgia Technical College. Their 2010
Silver Sponsors are American Red Cross Blood Services, Ameriprise
Financial - Patti H. Puckett, Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, Harrison &
Horan, P.C./Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco, P.C., Jones-Wynn
Funeral Home, United Community Bank, and Waste Industries.
Of course, the highlight of the evening will be the Annual Awards.
Who will be their Citizen of the Year, Small Business of the Year and
Large Business of the Year? The answer to these questions and many
more will be answered on February 6, 2010 at The Centre at Arbor
Connection.
You must act quickly if you want to be a part of this special evening.
Seating is limited to 430 people and they are anticipating selling
out faster than they ever have before. Seating arrangements will be
prioritized based on the sponsorship level (if any) and the order in
which reservations and payments are received. Individual seats are
$125 each, tables of 8 are $1,000, Silver Sponsorships are $1,500
and Gold Sponsorships are $3,000.
Reserve your space today by contacting John Grey at 770-942-
5022 ext. 306 or by e-mail at grey@douglascountygeorgia.com.
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PHOTOGRAPHY

By Cathy Clemensen By Paul Utley By Larry Thatcher
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SWEETWATER CAMERA CLUB
February Theme - Portrait
The Sweetwater Camera p h o t o g r a p h y. t i p s
Club theme which will ap-
pear in the April issue will be
‘Portrait’. In addition to dis- Practical Tips That Make All the Difference
playing the winning photos By Judith Ann. Judith Ann is a professional photogra-
from members of the cam- pher located in a 100 year old Victorian home turned stu-
era club, we will showcase
dio. www.JudithAnnPhotography.com • 770-222-1577
photos taken by residents.
Please e-mail photographs
Here are some practical tips when working with your subject.
to: submissions@chapelhill- Remember that although a person’s eyes can be the most expres-
By Zach Green news.net. Entries are due sive part of a face, don’t neglect a person’s hands. While people
open SUBMISSION March 7th. speak, their hands may be constantly moving, showing a vast ar-
ray of expressions that may make incredible portraits. Even at rest,
Send your photos to submissions@chapelhillnews.net the positions of one’s hands, whether or not they are clasped, in
We will place them in for free! a fist, relaxed to one’s side, etc. can add greatly to the expression
captured in a digital portrait. Here is another great reminder: if
you must use flash to take digital portrait photos, instead of plac-
ing your subject directly in front of a blank surface such as a wall,
have them step a few inches away from the wall. Unless you have
reflectors and external flash units to completely control the light-
ing, the flash may cause a shadow of the subject to form on the
wall. This is especially true with white or light-painted walls. Also,
it never hurts to bring along a small mirror with you if you plan
on taking digital photos of your friends, coworkers, relatives, or
new acquaintances. People like to look their best, and a mirror
provides them with a quick way to do touch-ups before you press
down the shutter. A thought to always keep in the forefront of your
mind is the way you portray yourself can make all the difference
in the world to your subject so be awake, alert and smile! When
taking formal digital portraits, note that your attitude may affect
your subject. If you show fatigue, your subject may think you are
bored or just not happy with your work.
Happy Clicking, Judith Ann

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Spring concert March 16
The Douglas County Chamber Singers will perform their annual
Spring concert at 8:00pm on
March 16 at the Douglasville
First United Methodist Church.
The concert will consist of
selections from musical
theater.
The Chamber Singers are a
35 member group that values
musicianship, proficiency, community spirit, diversity, and enjoyment
of music. The Chamber Singers are a satellite of the Cultural Arts
Center of Douglasville/Douglas County and is pleased to have served
the community since 2002. Since that time, the Chamber Singers
have performed with the Army Ground Forces Band, participated in
community events such as September Saturdays and the lighting of
the Christmas tree at the Douglas County Courthouse, performed
with various local Atlanta area artists such as organist Bill Callaway,
flautist Jerry Singer, saxophonist William Camp, musician and organist
Trey Clegg, and Golden Bells of Atlanta handbell ringer Frank Butler.
In June 2007, the Chamber Singers performed Mozart’s Requiem
at Carnegie Hall under the direction of world-renowned conductor,
John Rutter, and members of the Chamber Singers performed the
Requiem again in July, 2009 in Vienna, Austria. Group members
also performed Faure’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall in January, 2010.
Under the direction of Vickie Orme, The Douglas County Chamber
Singers aspires to provide high quality choral music to the Douglas
County community through concerts, community events, and other
venues. All Chamber Singers concerts are free of charge and open
to the public.
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localperspectives
First Grade at Bill Arp School was written in that fiery glare. It echoed with hid-
By Neal Beard. Neal Beard is a long time Douglas eous threats that wrought paralysis in little boys.
It said, “you’ll have to stay in every recess till you
County resident who writes about days gone by in this
start drawing your old age pension. One more
area. Email nealbeard@bellsouth.net.
peep out of you young man and we’ll visit the cloak
I survived the bloodiest and best seven years of my life
room.”
at the Bill Arp grammar school. My exposure to the rigor
Worse than “the eye” were her finger snaps. They could wreck a
and vigor of education began there in 1946.
decibel meter. When her middle finger crashed into the base of her
The old brick building had three classrooms, an auditorium, kitchen,
thumb a tsunami of sound engulfed the room. It flogged one’s ear-
lunchroom, and porch. Toilet facilities were out back - a multi-hole out-
drums. It shook the floor. The lights reeled like the community drunk.
house for boys and one for girls. Playground equipment was the coal pile,
a bent over flagpole and two basketball backboards with no hoops. Plaster flaked off the walls. The sonic boom knocked birds from the sky.
Miss Floy Stovall taught first and second grades in room one. Another Scruffy barefoot boys in bib overalls whimpered.
teacher taught third, fourth and fifth grades in room two. The principal On the terror scale – the cloakroom being a ten – her finger snap was
taught sixth and seventh grades in room three. a seven. We were taught reading from little ragged, dog eared books
When weather prevented outside recess we played non-musical about Dick and Jane, and a dog named Jip. After we learned to read
chairs. The teacher signaled start and stop. The winner was always given Miss Floy often gave us an assignment to read to ourselves while she
a small bar of Life Buoy soap. I was grown before I realized the same taught the uppity second graders. One of the better readers would be
kids – the dirty ones - always got the soap. I never won. given the task of “telling words”. If you had a word you couldn’t read
Serious disciplinary problems were handled in a wide skinny room you raised your hand and that person would come and whisper it to you.
in the back called the cloakroom. A summons to meet Miss Floy in this I’m amazed at how many words I didn’t know when a pretty little girl was
chamber of doom sent lightning bolts of horror zig zagging up and down “telling words” and how little help I needed when some jug eared boy
every jangling nerve. was doing it.
In this wretched retreat she lectured longer than it took the Titanic to Miss Floy, if you’re privy to this from heaven, thank you for the monu-
sink – with no hope of a lifeboat. She then applied the board of educa- mental job you did, with meager teaching resources, bending country
tion to the seat of learning. Her instrument of correction was a ruler. I kids in the direction of learning and decency. I’ll never forget you and
later discovered a typical ruler is twelve inches long. The one she used your impact on my life.
was six feet and fashioned from an oak two by four…..with nails in it. Conscience compels me to come clean. I did win the non- musical
Few problems warranted the cloakroom. Most were dispatched with chairs game once……well, okay more than once. I still have a supply
a well aimed scowl that put one’s heart in manic overdrive. A volume of Life Buoy.

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WOODIE FITE
SENIOR CENTER
8750 Dorris Road ! Douglasville, GA 30135
Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30am - 7:30pm
Wednesday & Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm beginning Oil Painting Class - Tues., 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Classes & Club beginning Piano - See front desk for days and times available
aaRP Monthly Meeting - 1st Tues., 11:00pm - 12:00pm beginning Water Color Class - Fri., 9:00am - 11:30am
acrylic Painting beginner’s Class - Tues., 9:00am - 11:30am bible study - Fri., 12:00pm - 1:30pm
acrylic Painting Intermediate Class - Thurs., 9:00am - 11:30am birthday Celebration - First Mon., 11:00am - 12:30pm
afternoon Tea Club - Last Thurs., 1:00pm - 3:00pm bridge - Mon., 1:00pm - 5:00pm; Wed., 9:00am - 12:30pm
ballroom Dance lessons - Thurs., 5:00pm - 5:45pm bunco Club - 1st Fri., 9:00am - 11:00am
ballroom Dance Practice - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Thurs., 2:30pm - 4:30pm Cardio Fit w/silver sneakers - Tue. & Thurs., 10:00am -
10:45am
Center Dances - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sat., 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Chip Poker - Tues., 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Choir - Mon., 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Classes - Mon., Tues., Wed., 9:00am - 11:30am
Diabetes support Group - First Fri., 9:00am - 10:00am
euchre - Tues., 12:30pm - 4:30pm; Thurs., 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fiber arts - Mon., 8:30am - 11:30am
Hiking Club - Last Fri., 8:30am
Jazzercise lite - Tues. & Fri., 4:00pm - 4:45pm
ladies Writing Group - Fri., 1:30pm - 3:30pm
line Dancing - Mon., 5:00pm - 6:00pm; Tues., 10:00am - 11:00am
Movies - 2nd Wed., 1:30pm
Muscular strength and Range of Motion w/ silver sneakers -
Mon. & Wed., 10:30pm - 11:15pm
Ping Pong - Mon., 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Pinochle - Wed., 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Portrait - Mon., 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Red Hat society - 2nd Tues., 10:30am - 12:30pm
samba-Canasta - Thurs., 1:00pm - 3:00pm
santa’s Village Craft shop - Fri., 12:00pm - 3:00pm
spanish - Thurs. & Fri., 11:00pm - 12:30pm
strength Training - Tue. & Thurs., 9:00am - 9:45am; Tue. &
Thurs., 12:30pm - 1:15pm
sunshine social Circle - 4th Mon., 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Tai Chi - Mon. & Thurs., 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tap Dance lessons - Tues., Beginning, 5:00pm - 5:45pm; Inter-
mediate, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
TOPs - Fri., 11:00am - 12:00 noon
Travel Club - Please see bulletin board for meeting dates
2010 superbowl Party - February 7, 5:00pm
Bring your favorite lawn chair, a snack to share and join the
Woodie Fite Senior Center as they cheer on their favorite team
at the 2nd Annual Super Football Bowl Party. The game kickoff is
at 6:20pm, however, the WFSC festivities will begin at 5:00pm.
Please sign up at the front desk.
sweetheart Dinner & Dance - February 13,
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Join the Woodie Fite Senior Center at the Sweetheart Dance.
A buffet dinner will be served at 6:00pm and dancing and fellow-
ship will follow. Tickets must be purchased at the front desk. The
cost $10 per person.
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La Leche League meets Douglas County Republican Women’s Club Asperger’s Support Group forming
La Leche League Of Douglasville, which meets A support and friendship group for young
serves Carroll and Douglas Counties, meets The Douglas County Republican Wom- adults with Asperger’s Syndrome is forming
the first Friday of every month at 10:30am. en’s Club meets the fourth Thursday of each in West Georgia.
LLL offers breastfeeding support, a group month at 6:30pm at Saint Julian’s Church on If you are interested in being a part of
library, and parenting information. Stewart Mill Road. They invite anyone inter- the group, please contact Cyndie Collins at
Infants and toddlers are welcome at ested in the issues and topics consistent with 678-840-5307 or by e-mail at cyndie200@
meetings. Please contact Nancy at 770- the Republican agenda to join. They invite aol.com.
920-5628 for directions or more info. you to participate and make a difference in
the organization, our local and national poli- Loving Hands Ministry accepting donations
Pregnancy Resource Center offers help to tics. Please call 770-947-8479 or visit www. Loving Hands Ministry is a faith based
pregnant women dcrwc.com if you have any questions. ministry serving the needs of people world-
The Pregnancy Resource Center Medi- wide. They accept donations of gently used
cal Clinic offers help and hope to women of Girl Scout Volunteers needed furniture, clothing, household goods, etc.
every age who may be dealing with an un- Do you want to make a difference in a
Patrons may either purchase items at a frac-
planned pregnancy. They provide factual in- girl’s life? You have that opportunity as a Girl
tion of the original value or may receive a
formation on all available alternatives. If you Scout volunteer. The Girl Scouts of Greater
donation from Loving Hands Ministry upon
think you might be pregnant, they provide Atlanta have many opportunities to serve and
you don’t have to make a full time commit- qualifying. Drop by 6768 West Spring Street
free pregnancy testing. If you are pregnant,
but don’t know where to turn, they can pro- ment. You can manage your own schedule. in Douglasville to pick up a full list of dona-
vide a limited ultrasound, along with infor- There are many ways you can be involved, tions they accept.
mation on all our other free services includ- and yes you guys could help as well. Whether Please call 770-577-1777 if you have
ing prenatal and parenting lessons, mommy you have a couple of hours or can meet with any questions. Their hours for shopping/
store for baby and maternity clothes, and a troop each week, your time and talents will donation drop-offs are Monday through
STD testing. For a confidential appointment help to build their courage and character. Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. They are
or more information, please call 770-920- Visit www.gsgatl.org, call 770-702-9100 or also open Saturdays for donations from
1000, email them at prc@pregnancycenter. email jreed@girlscoutsofgreateratlanta.org 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Anyone is welcome
info or visit www.pregnancycenter.info. for more information. to shop at the thrift store.

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Sons of Conferdate Veterans meets Douglas County Republican Party meets
The Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet February 2 at 7:30pm. The Douglas County Republican Party will meet on Saturday morn-
The location is the Douglasville Baptist Temple on Simon Road. For ing, February 6 at the O’Neal Community Room in Regions Bank
directions please call 770-949-3014. located at 6636 Church Street, Douglasville 30134. Coffee and
donuts will be served at 8:00am and the meeting starts at 8:30am.
The meeting is free and you do not have to be a member to attend.
Looking for Quality Senior Care Please call 770-942-3871 or visit www.DouglasCountyGOP.com if
That Is Affordable? you have any questions.
The Lake House is located off of Fairburn Road, Douglasville.
Silver Swingers Dance Club hosts variety dance
When staying at home is no longer an option - The
The Silver Swingers Dance Club host a variety dance on the first
Lake House at Legion Lake is where YOU want to be!
and third Saturday of the month at Woodie Fite Senior Center. Doors
State Licensed, All Inclusive Bed and Breakfast concept -beautifully
open at 6:00pm with Line Dance lessons from 6:30 until 7:00pm
decorated rooms or you can bring your own furniture - $2,500 includes;
meals, snacks, medication management, flat screen TV with expanded and dancing from 7:00pm until 10:00pm. A donation of $4.00 will
cable, phone and free domestic long distance, weekly housekeeping & be accepted at the door. The Woodie Fite Center is located at 8750
laundry, activities, and quarterly outings. Dorris Road in Douglasville (across from the court house). Please
Limited Vacancies - 678-715-8887 call 678-626-5630 for additional information.
www.lakehouseatlegionlake.com Little Angels Closet to hold Spring sale
legionlakehouse@gmail.com The Little Angels Closet will hold their Spring sale March 4 through
6. They are now taking sellers and volunteers to work the sale. Sell-
ers will receive 70% of their sales. Sellers and volunteers also receive
special advance shopping passes. If you are interested in becoming
a seller or volunteer, contact Pam Scherer at 770-577-9171.

A Gift of Love collecting supplies for Food Program
A Gift of Love is still working on hard on their Weekend Back
Pack Food Program. They are sponsoring 109 children and have had
many requests to add more. To make a donation you may contact
them at 770-947-8200 or visit the www.a-gift-of-love.org.

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Congress’ New Year Resolution: Finish Work on Tax Bills rules with a $3.5 million exclusion ($7 million for married couples)
By T. Dennis Connally. T. Dennis Connally is a certified pub- and a top tax rate of 35 percent. In fact, the House passed such a
lic accountant with an office at 8483 Campbellton St., across bill. The Senate, however, did not approve the House bill before the
from the post office. His office can be reached at 770-920- end of 2009. Consequently, the rules put in place in 2001 have
2890 or www.tdconnally.com. come into effect in 2010.
Although the Senate approved its massive health care What does this mean? The flux in the estate tax adds to uncer-
reform bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Con- tainty in estate planning. However, Congress is expected remedy
gress begins 2010 with a mountain of unfinished tax legislation the situation shortly. Congress will enact retroactive legislation in
from 2009. The unfinished tax bills mean practitioners and taxpay- January or early in 2010 to extend the 2009 estate tax regime with
ers face uncertainty, at least for the immediate future, over important its $3.5 million exclusion and 35 percent top tax rate for 2010. Car-
issues such as estate tax, the alternative minimum tax (AMT), health ryover basis at death is expected to be short-lived.
care reform, and more. Some of these bills are on the fast-track for AMT. Another area of uncertainty is the AMT. The AMT was de-
approval in early 2010; others will wait for Congress to finish work signed to ensure that very wealthy individuals did not evade federal
on higher priority items. taxes. However, Congress did not index the AMT for inflation. Con-
Estate tax. Effective for decedents dying on or after January 1, sequently, the AMT has encroached on more middle income taxpay-
2009, the traditional federal estate tax with its stepped-up basis at ers, especially two income couples in high tax states.
death rules no longer apply. New carryover basis at death rules ap- In recent years, Congress has passed an AMT “patch” to help
ply. In addition, the generation skipping transfer (GST) tax does not middle income taxpayers avoid the AMT. The patch provides higher
apply to generation skipping transfers made after December 31, exemption amounts and other relief. Congress enacted a patch
2009. The federal give tax, however, does continue, albeit in modi- for 2009 but recessed for the December holidays before passing
fied form from 2009. a patch for 2010. One stumbling block is the cost of a patch and
All of these changes were set in motion by the Economic Growth disagreements in the House and Senate whether the cost should be
and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA), which abol- offset by revenue raisers.
ished the federal estate tax for 2010 but only for 2010. At that time, Health care. House and Senate Democrats are drafting a final
supporters expected the temporary elimination of the federal estate health care reform bill for passage by both chambers, possibly in
tax to be made permanent before 2010. They lacked sufficient sup- January. In December, the House and Senate passed similar health
port in Congress to make that happen. During 2009, many law- care reform bills but with important differences in revenue raisers.
makers in Congress proposed an extension of the 2009 estate tax The Senate passed, by a vote of 60-39, the Patient Protection and
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Affordable Care Act late on Christmas Eve. The chief revenue Can You Rely on Your Home as Your Retirement Nest Egg?
raiser in the House bill is a proposed surtax on higher income Submitted by Patti H. Puckett, Financial Advisor, Ameriprise
individuals (individuals with incomes over $200,000 and families Financial, 8687 Hospital Drive, 678-391-0324
with incomes over $250,000). The Senate rejected the House sur- Like many homeowners, your house is probably the
tax and instead approved a new excise tax on high-dollar insur- biggest investment on your personal balance sheet. So
ance plans. Other revenue raisers under negotiation include new you might wonder, with all that’s changed in the eco-
limits on health flexible spending arrangements and health sav- nomic turmoil of the last few years—the Wall Street collapse, the
ings accounts, a new excise tax on indoor tanning, an additional housing boom and bust, cuts to employee pensions and 401(k) ac-
counts—what your house is worth now and if you can rely on it as
Medicare tax for higher-income individuals, and more.
a retirement nest egg in the future. Here are a few things to keep
The final conference bill is expected to require employers to in mind. Counting on your home to provide a source of income in
provide health insurance to their employees. Employers that do retirement is not without risk. Though home values historically have
not will be subject to an additional tax with an exception for small risen over time, they sometimes fall unexpectedly, leaving you at the
employers. The final bill could classify a small employer as one mercy of the marketplace. The recent real estate crash is evidence
with 50 or fewer full time employees or use a lower threshold; enough that home values are subject to fluctuation.
for example, 25 full-time employees. The conference bill is also In general, however, once you pay off your mortgage, and assum-
expected to provide tax credits to help small businesses purchase ing your property is well-maintained, your home will be a valuable
health insurance for their employees. Individuals without coverage asset. To get a feel for its current worth, do an honest assessment of
it relative to houses that are for-sale in the neighborhood. Take note
generally would be liable for an additional tax unless covered by
of resale rates and other neighborhood trends that could affect home
Medicare or other qualified coverage.
values. If you’re looking for a more precise figure, consider hiring a
The conference bill will change the fundamental landscape of professional to assess your home’s value.
health care in the U.S. The tax-related provisions in themselves If you do decide to use your house as a source of income when
are monumental. To complicate matters, some provisions go into you retire, then you have two basic choices:
force immediately and some are delayed for up to three years. You can sell your home at the current market value. With the
COBRA. COBRA continuation coverage provides eligible proceeds, you can invest and draw a monthly salary. This is probably
individuals the opportunity to continue their employer-provided only a good option if you are looking to downsize from a large or
health insurance coverage after a layoff or other qualified event. expensive home into something more modest. Even in that scenario,
However, COBRA requires individuals to 100 percent self-pay however, you should keep in mind that expenses related to renting or
buying a new place to live could take a heavy bite out of the sale.
their premiums. The cost makes COBRA out of reach for many
You can consider taking out a reverse mortgage (if you
individuals.
qualify). A reverse mortgage is a government-run program that al-
In the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Con- lows homeowners to stay in their homes while accessing a portion
gress created a temporary subsidy to help eligible individuals pay of the value of their property. You can choose to receive a lump
for COBRA coverage. Eligible individuals pay 35 percent of the sum, monthly payments or open a line of credit based on available
premium cost and the former employer pays 65 percent, which it equity. The cash you receive can be used as you wish (whether to pay
recovers through a payroll tax credit. Under the 2009 Recovery for daily expenses, make home improvements or whatever else). As
Act, eligibility for COBRA premium assistance expired after De- long as you and your spouse are living and remain in the home, the
cember 31, 2009. reverse mortgage does not have to be repaid, so you are not at risk
of losing your property. There are several downsides however. First,
reverse mortgage loans are expensive, with relatively high closing
costs and interest rates. Second, your heirs will not receive the full
value of your home when you leave the property or die and they may
be required to sell the home to repay the mortgage. While you are
not required to make payments on a reverse mortgage during your
lifetime, you are still responsible for homeowner’s insurance and
property taxes. Generally speaking, if you plan to stay in your home
less than three years, the cost of a reverse mortgage may outweigh
other more affordable options, including a home equity loan.
Using your home as a source of retirement income is a last-resort
option and shouldn’t be the cornerstone of your retirement plan if you
still have time to change course and actively save for your retirement.
Enlist the help of a financial advisor to assess your personal financial
situation and take steps to aggressively save for the future. With regu-
lar contributions to a tax-advantaged retirement account, you can
make steady progress toward your financial goals, especially when
you have time on your side and can reap the benefits of compound-
ing. Whether or not you eventually need to tap your home’s value
to make ends meet, your efforts to plan and manage your finances
today will be a reward in itself and equip you with the information you
need to take control of your financial future.
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assets, such as stocks, that have significantly appreciated since
April 15 has long been considered a date to avoid.
you bought them. If you kept these assets in your estate, your
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could do something to lower your fed-
heirs would inherit them on a “stepped-up” basis, which, in
eral income tax burden instead of mailing a big check on April
plain English, means the value of the stocks would be the same
15? With a traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you
as their fair market value on the date of your death. (However,
may be able to do just that.
in 2010 — and 2010 only — the step-up basis is limited to
A contribution of the 2009 maximum of $5,000 by April 15,
2010 could reduce your taxable income, making your federal $1.3 million for your children or other heirs and $3 million for
tax burden less for the year. If you were 50 or older by the end of your surviving spouse. Beyond those figures, your heirs would
2009, you can add a $1,000 catch-up contribution to potentially assume, or carry over, your basis — the amount you paid for the
reduce the tax burden even more. If you already have a tradi- assets. In 2011, full step-up is scheduled to return.)
tional IRA, plan to make a contribution by the April 15 deadline. All stocks, and especially those that receive step-up treat-
If not, talk to a financial professional as soon as possible to start ment, could add to your heirs’ estate tax burden. But you could
one. remove the stocks from your taxable estate by placing them in
There are restrictions governing who may deduct contributions a charitable remainder trust. Furthermore, you could receive an
to a traditional IRA. If you don’t qualify for a traditional IRA de- income stream for life once the trust sold the stocks. You could
duction, consider a Roth IRA. You won’t get the federal tax deduc- then use this income to make gifts to your loved ones, further
tion now, but qualified withdrawals can be made free of federal reducing the size of your taxable estate. You can give up to
income tax during your retirement years. $13,000 per year to as many individuals as you like without
Either way, having a plan for retirement is important. You owe incurring gift taxes, up to $1 million over your lifetime.
it to yourself to make the best plan as soon as possible. Before making any decisions related to estate taxes, consult
with your estate planning professional and your tax advisor. Ve-
hicles such as life insurance trusts and charitable trusts are com-
Start Planning Now to Cope with Estate Taxes plex and don’t lend themselves to “do-it-yourself” solutions.
Submitted by Tony Farina, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Start thinking soon about estate tax issues. By putting your
Investments, 8432 Adair Street, 770-920-8306, tony.farina@
edwardjones.com estate plans in order early, you could be helping your loved
Throughout your life, you strive to provide finan- ones far into the future.
cial security to your family. And your efforts can ex- This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local
tend beyond your lifetime — if you work to control estate taxes. Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones, its associates
It’s always challenging to create financial strategies that are and Financial Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice.
somewhat dependent on tax laws, because these laws are al-
ways changing. In 2009, your estate could have passed up to
$3.5 million to your heirs before incurring federal estate taxes
at a maximum rate of 45 percent. In 2010, the estate tax was
scheduled to be repealed, but in 2011, it was supposed to re-
turn, with a maximum exemption of $1 million and a top rate
of 55 percent. But this may change, as Congress is considering
extending the 2009 exemption and tax rate figures into 2010,
2011 and possibly even further.
You might think you’ll never have enough wealth to incur
these taxes, but virtually every asset — your home, cars, life
insurance policy, IRA and 401(k) — may be included in your
taxable estate. These assets could push your estate over the
exemption amount, costing your heirs a substantial amount in
estate taxes.
To help address this potential problem, you might want to
think about some of the following estate considerations. For ex-
ample, if you owned a $1 million dollar life insurance policy,
and it was subject to an estate tax rate of 45 percent, your ben-
eficiaries would receive a death benefit of just $550,000. But
if you established an irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT) with a
new insurance policy, the trust would own the policy and distrib-

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Personal Trainers Corner Sensei Section
Reasonable Resolutions Staying Motivated through your Resolutions
By Leslie Austin - Leslie Austin has been in the fitness By Samantha Hostettler, owner of Champion Karate
industry for 16 years as a Personal Trainer and Fitness and Fitness. 2145 W. County Line Road, 770-947-5212,
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Douglasville. You can reach her at LesAus10@aol.com Have you ever started a fitness program and then
The New Year is a time for making resolutions and quit? If you answer yes, you’re not alone. Many people start programs
starting over. It’s a chance to become that healthy, happy person but stop when they get bored or results come too slowly. Here’s help
you dreamed of being. Resolutions can be very hard to stick with, staying motivated.
that is why it is important to make reasonable goals to reach. Here Set goals. Start with simple goals and then progress to longer
are a few tips for making reasonable resolutions: range goals. Remember to make your goals realistic and achievable.
1. Be Specific - Find a goal that you can measure your progress. It’s easy to get frustrated and give up if your goals are too ambi-
Seeing visual progress will give you the motivation to keep going. tious.
2. Be Realistic - Find a goal that will fit into your schedule. If If you haven’t exercised in a while, a short-term goal might be to
you feel pressured to complete your resolution, you may end up walk five minutes once or twice a day. An intermediate goal might
quitting early. be to work up to 20 minutes of walking three or four times a week. A
3. Be Positive - Use the term, “I will” instead of “I can’t”. Being long-term goal might be to complete a 10K race.
positive can make achieving your goal much more fun and easier Consider your personality. If you prefer solitude, walking, biking
to accomplish. or in-line skating may be good choices. If group activities are more
4. Be Courageous - Take risks and learn from your mistakes. to your liking, try a class at a local fitness or martial arts center or join
5. Be Passionate - Find something that makes you stronger a volleyball or softball league. Involve your kids. Walk or bike with a
which can help you achieve your resolution. group of friends.
6. Be Patient and Persistent -Give yourself the time to reach Start slowly. If you push yourself too hard at first, you may be
your goals. Losing 80 pounds does not happen overnight. forced to abandon your program because of pain or injury. It’s better
Getting started with your resolutions is half the battle. Accom- to start slowly and progress gradually.
plishing them is the other half. Good luck with your endeavors. Think variety. Vary your activities to keep boredom at bay. Al-
ternate walking or biking with swimming or a low-impact aerobics
class. When the weather cooperates, do your flexibility or stretching
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you’re having fun. If you’re not enjoying your workouts, try something
different. Exercise doesn’t have to be drudgery.
Make exercise part of your daily routine. If it’s hard to find
time for exercise, schedule workouts as you would any other impor-
tant activity. You can also slip in physical activity throughout the day.
Be creative! Take a walk during your child’s music lesson. Take the
stairs instead of the elevator at work. Pedal a stationary bike while
you watch TV at night.
Put it on paper. Are you hoping to lose weight? Boost your en-
ergy? Sleep better? Manage a chronic condition? Write it down!
Seeing the benefits of regular exercise on paper may help you stay
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Making A Good Manicure
Nail Care Pointers a gentle massage rather than a firm massage should be used. A
By Jeanne Grace Curtis, State Licensed Manicurist & Onyx- good massage should be tailored to fit each client’s needs and
ologist, Nail Damage Recovery specialist for 17 years. 5900 comfort level.
Orchard Road Douglasville. (By Appointment Only) 770-949- Polishing is the final step of a good manicure. Before polishing,
3113 Website: www.NailsYourWay.com the nails should be cleansed to remove any oils or lotions so that
More than just a luxury, a good professional natural nail mani- the polish adheres properly. A basecoat should be applied first and
cure can make nails look good and feel good. The salon environ- then two coats of color polish. Lastly a topcoat should be applied
ment, service, and hygiene all combine to produce a good mani- in order to add protection and shine. The client should also apply
cure. Everything used during a manicure service must be properly a topcoat at home every other day to protect the polish and keep it
cleaned and sanitized. The salon also needs to be quiet in order to looking fresh and shiny until the next manicure appointment.
provide a relaxing manicure. To keep healthy nails, it is best to get weekly or bi-weekly profes-
Every good manicure should include moisturizing and condition- sional manicures. If nail biting, fungus, or artificial acrylics have
ing the skin and nails. A lotion containing vitamin E will repair dry damaged your nails, an effective recovery will require professional
cuticles and dry hands. The super-moisturizing warm grape-seed assistance – a good maintenance and recovery program that uses
oil soak manicure helps prevent brittle, splitting nails and helps dry products especially designed for treating damaged nails. A good
cuticles by preventing hangnails. Grape-seed oil warm wax treat- recovery program will also include home care instructions and all of
the recovery products needed.
ments will soften, moisturize, hydrate and smooth extremely dry
skin.
Correctly shaping and filing of the nails affects strength as well
as appearance. The strongest shape is the square-round shape:
a straight across shape with the corners slightly rounded. Crystal
files are best for shaping and filing because they are fine grit and
seal the edges of the natural nails helping to prevent any peeling
or cracking.
Light buffing with a fine grit buffer will stimulate the nail matrix
and speed up the growth process. Light buffing removes mild ridges
and helps give smoothness to the finish of the natural nails. Using a
ridge-filler as a basecoat also helps cover up mild ridges.
A good hand massage should consider the overall condition of
the client’s skin, cuticles, and nails. For clients who have arthritis,

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Weight: 9lbs, 1.5oz Weight: 5lbs, 14oz
Length: 21 inches Length: 17.75 inches
Parents: Amanda & Machel Rob- Parents: Christy & Brandon Favia
inson Grandparents: Hope & Chris
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Born: August 18, 2009 Born: December 4, 2009
Weight: 7lbs, 7.3oz Weight: 7lbs, 8oz
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Parents: Chris & Kupae Joe Parents: Amy & Adam Simonds
Grandparents: Rickey & Gwen Grandparents: J.C. Simonds; Gwen
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Weight: 7lbs, 6oz Weight: 8lbs
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family connection here are just a few of my favorites.
I am especially fond of John and Stasi Eldredge, so when I heard
Family, Fun, Fitness, Faith and Finances they had a new book out “Love and War”, I rushed out and got a
By Kerry Patuka. She is a degreed and certified educa- copy. I have skimmed the whole book and have read the first few
tor, licensed minister and founder of Drive 5 Ministries, chapters and will definitely keep going. The premise of this book
a consulting, speaking and training ministry for churches is great – marriage is fabulously hard! They believe that if couples
and children’s ministry. Contact her at kerrydrive5@ya- can accept this and get over any shame of their marriages being dif-
hoo.com ficult, they can then go forward and learn how to fight for their love
My husband hates Valentine’s Day. In fact, I have met quite a and happiness together. Go to www.ransomedheart.com for more
few men who share his feelings towards a holiday they see as mar- information.
keted by companies to guilt men into spending money on things such Gary Chapman’s “The Five Love Languages” series is great and
as cards, flowers, balloons, jewelry, perfume and stuffed animals. so is Stormie Omartian’s series “The Power of a Praying…” Both of
Whether you’re male or female, married or single, this holiday can these authors have books and resources to help you relate to and
either be one of joy, stress or disappointment, so let’s focus instead pray for you kids, teens, adult children, spouse, marriage and God.
on loving others God’s way. You can check them out at their websites: www.garychapman.org
The famous love chapter of the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13, tells us: If and www.stormieomartian.com.
I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am So what about loving those outside our families, friends and
only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal… if I have a faith that church? As the saying goes, it’s pretty easy to love those who are
can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I lovely. Matthew 22:37 – 39 states: Jesus replied, “‘Love the Lord
possess to the poor… but have not love, I gain nothing. your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second
not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered; is like it, Love your neighbor as yourself.”
it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices We still have most of the year ahead of us. What are we going
with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes and to do to love those around us? Jesus came to Earth because he
always perseveres. Love never fails....And now these three remain: loves us. He died for us and came back to life because He loves us.
faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love. Christianity is the gospel of love...or it should be. Sadly, too often,
A good way to refocus your attention is to listen to a book on CD it is not. We can all do something. We can help that neighbor who
or to read a new book. You can also sign up for a podcast or an is in need. We can mentor a child or youth who needs somebody to
online devotional. There are lots of great relationship books, but care about them. We can volunteer our time. We can donate money
or resources. We can pray. Most importantly, we can love because
Christ first loved us.
1 John 3:18 states: Dear children, let us not love with words or

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tongue but with actions and in truth. So maybe begin with doing a
little something for yourself this month that will benefit others. What
have you been meaning to or needing to do to impact the lives of

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those closest to you. Do you need to get organized? Do you want
to spend more time with your family? Are your priorities correct? Is
your relationship with God going strong? Do something to work

&IRST on and improve these areas for yourself and for your loved ones.
That’s one way to put love into action. Then love your families well
and pray for them. Then go out and make a difference in the world
around you or maybe in the world far away.
KIDSSCHOOL
CLOTHES SHOES Mothers & More meets
Mothers & More is a support group for mothers and expectant

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MORE mothers. They offer a variety of activities with and without children.
Examples include playgroups, mom’s night out, holiday parties,

UNDER children’s activities, couples outings, family events and community
service projects. As a member you may attend as many or few ac-


tivities as you choose. If you are a working mom or a stay at home
mom this group may be the right group for you. Visitors are wel-
come and may attend three moms-only events before deciding to
join. They meet the second and fourth Thursday of the month at
Douglasville First United Methodist Church on the corner of Prestley
DOUGLASVILLEKIDTOKIDCOM Mill Road and Hospital Drive. You can also visit their website at
http://mothersandmore.org/chapters/Douglasville/. Call Ann Marie
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engagement ANNOUNCEMENTS wedding ANNOUNCEMENT
Vinson Jones & Devon Treadway Shawn Spillman & Terra Peterson
Vinson Jones and Devon Tread- Terra Marie Peterson and Shawn
away are excited to announce their Brian Spillman were married on Sat-
engagement. Devon is the daugh- urday, November 7, 2009 at First
ter of Herbert D. Mills and Jeannie Presbyterian Church of Douglasville.
Marie Atkinson. Vinson is the son of Terra is the daughter of Scott and
Linda Kay Jones and the late Robert Penny Peterson of Douglasville and
Lee Jones. They will be married at Shawn is the son of Harlan and Lois
their church on February 14, 2010. Spillman of Menlo, GA.

Scott French & Brittany Cobb Brad Dinning & Brittney Cole
Brittany Cobb and Scott French Brad and Brittney Dinning would
are happy to announce their en- like to announce their marriage.
gagement. Brittany is the daughter They were married on November
of Buddy Cobb of Hiram and De- 14, 2009 at the WPA Center in Car-
nise King of Douglasville. Scott is the rollton.
son of Steven and Marilyn French of
Marietta. The wedding will be held
May 29, 2010 in Smyrna, GA.

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differences, you are able to blend in nicely with your spouse’s family. For
In-Law Challenges many others, however; the in-laws are a challenge.
By Jessica Hocutt, MAMFT, LAPC. Connection Family Counseling, In-law disputes are a common source of marital conflict and often
3138 Golf Ridge Blvd., Ste. 101, Douglasville, GA 30135, 770-364- lead to spouses taking sides, which produces feelings of resentment
6561 among all involved.
If you are lucky, you have great in-laws that you get along with and So, how do you handle these conflicts appropriately? If it is your
love, and they love you as well. While you may have your occasional spouse’s family, first, understand your husband or wife’s perspective on
the issue. You are talking about his or her family, which is a highly emo-
tional subject. Then, approach your spouse and ask for help in creating
ways to better handle the situation. Be respectful of your spouse’s feel-
ings towards his/her family, even if you disagree. You are not trying to
get your spouse to take your side, you are trying to find ways to resolve
or manage the conflict.
Create a game-plan with your spouse for family gatherings. For ex-
ample, if a husband’s mother often makes negative remarks about the
way the couple raises their children, the couple can devise a secret signal
that lets the husband know to either change the subject or give the wife
an excuse to leave the room. This helps the couple avoid an unnecessary
confrontation with the mother-in-law. Also, remember to avoid getting
into arguments or making negative remarks yourself towards your in-
laws. This only serves to further distance you from your spouse and their
family. Learn when to hold your tongue; ignore attempts by your in-laws
to draw you into conflict and let your spouse handle them. If your spouse
is not protecting you from attacks from your in-laws, address this at home
or with a marriage counselor, not in front of the family.
Once married, both husband and wife must learn to put their spouse
first and separate from their family of origin in many ways. If your spouse
is the one involved in conflict with your family, as difficult as it may be,
your role is to take up for your husband or wife, not your family. It is your
responsibility, not your husband or wife’s, to address conflicts with your
family, although this can best be handled together as a couple, with you
taking leadership. Be your spouse’s defender and set healthy boundar-
ies with your family of origin to protect your spouse and your new family.
If your spouse is being disrespectful and causing the conflict, however;
this needs to be handled within the couple relationship, away from your
family of origin. Sometimes though, no matter what you do as a couple,
your family may be disrespectful to your spouse. In that case, you may
have to overcome these issues by making your own family traditions and
limiting the amount of contact with your extended family.

DC Republican Woman’s Club donates
items to Pregnancy Resource Center

The Douglas County Republican Women’s Club was honored to
donate baby items to the Pregnancy Resource Center this Christmas.
Pictured are Judi Davis, Director of PRC and Maureen Miller, President
of the DCRWC. Photo by Jessie Bohanan
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succeeding as a single parent
“I Love Me, I Love Me Not”
By Melinda G. Perkins - Founder of Naomi’s Vine- yourself for who you are as an individual, the sooner you will accept
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Whenever possible I look for common threads that children.
a particular month has that in some way may have a God recognized the importance of relationships right after He cre-
significance or direct affect on a single parent. February opens the ated Adam. In Genesis 2:18 God stated that it was not good for
door because so much emphasis is placed on being a couple and man to be alone, so He created Eve. If God was aware 2000+
showering each other with gifts as a token of affection and love. years ago, He certainly is aware of it now in 2010. Adam was enjoy-
However, when you are a single-parent, there’s a strong possibility ing life in his surroundings in the Garden of Eden, but God loved him
that there may not be that significant other in your life. This could enough to bring into his life a help-mate. He will do the same for
cause the feelings of loneliness to show itself and make you question you. You are no less valuable or worthy than Adam. I love the lyrics in
if there’s something wrong with you. In essence, you begin to focus Stephen Curtis Chapman’s song “Fingerprints of God” because the
on the negative rather than the positive of who you are. This is why I song reminds us that we are all covered with the fingerprints of God.
named the column “I love me, I love me not”. If you haven’t heard of the song, look it up.
Now, from time to time, we should all do an inventory of ourselves The bottom line here is that you should never question whether
to see what our strengths are versus our weaknesses. It doesn’t hurt or not you will ever find that person who will love you. Yes you will
to even ask someone close to you for an objective point of view. But, - in God’s timing. As I suggested earlier, do a brief self-assessment
when you do this to the point that the negative outweighs the positive, of your strengths and weaknesses. If there is an area you feel may
then there may be a deeper issue going on. need to be worked on, talk to someone who knows you and can be
First of all, it is important to recognize that we all have value and objective to see if they agree. If so, lift it up in prayer, begin working
purpose in this world, but as scripture says in Romans 3:10, “...for on that area and be committed to seeing it through. REMEMBER: we
there is none righteous, no not one” (KJV). This means that no mat- are all a work in progress and while we are waiting, God is usually
ter how hard you try, you will never be perfect enough to meet the tweaking.
standards of this world; however, in God’s eyes you are wonderfully Make it a great day!
made (Psalm 139:14, KJV). And, the sooner you realize this and love Melinda

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SPORTS SCHEDULES Junior League to host ‘Botanical Boogie’
The Junior League of Douglas County will hold the Botanical
ATLANTA HAWKS Boogie, Saturday, March 27, 2010. The race will start at 11:30am
02/02 - @ Oklahoma City 8:00pm 2/28 - VS Milwaukee 6:00pm
02/03 - VS Los Angeles 7:00pm 03/1 - @ Chicago 8:00pm
for the one mild fun run and the 5K will start at 12:00pm. It will be
02/05 - VS Chicago 8:00pm 03/03 - VS Philadelphia 7:00pm held at Clinton Nature Preserve in Winston (Take 1-20 to Exit 30
02/06 - @ Wahington 7:00pm 03/05 - VS Golden State 7:30pm
02/09 - @ Memphis 8:00pm 03/06 - @ Miami 7:30pm
Post Road. Head south on Post Road and travel ½ mile to Ephesus
2/10 - VS Miami 7:00pm 03/08 - @ New York 7:30pm Church Road. Turn right onto Ephesus Church Road and travel 1
2/17 - @ Los Angeles 1:30pm 3/13 - VS Detroit 7:00pm
2/19 - @ Phoenix 9:00pm 3/16 - @ New Jersey 7:30pm mile. Clinton Nature Preserve will be on the right. Follow the signs
2/21 - @ Golden State 8:00pm 3/17 - @ Toronto 7:00pm for parking.)
2/22 - @ Utah 9:00pm 3/19 - VS Charlotte 7:30pm
2/24 - VS Minnesota 7:00pm 3/21 - VS San Antonio 3:30pm Both events will be run on trails over gently rolling hills. The
2/26 - VS Dallas 8:00pm 3/22 - @ Milwaukee 8:00pm surface is packed with dirt and mulch.

college basketball The entry fees are as follows: $20 adults: pre-registration by
March 7 – T-shirts to all pre-registered runners; $25 adults: after
GEORGIA BULLDOGS March 7 and race day registration – T-shirts while supplies last;
02/03 - VS Arkansas 7:00pm 2/17 - @ Tennessee 8:00pm $15 adults: no t-shirt option; $12 children under 12 ($2.00 will be
2/6 - VS Vanderbilt 8:00pm 2/20 - VS Alabama 4:00pm
2/10 - @ Auburn 9:00pm 2/25 - @ Vanderbilt 7:00pm donated to the school of your choice. An award will be given the
2/13 - VS South Carolina 4:00pm 2/27 - VS Florida 4:00pm school with the most entries.) The proceeds will go to benefit the
GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS Junior League of Douglas County.
02/04 - @ Duke 7:00pm 02/20 - @ Maryland 2:00pm For more information, contact Jody Wilson at 678-779-8514 or
02/06 - VS North Carolina 4:00pm 02/27 - VS Boston College 12:00pm by e-mail at botanicalboogie@gmail.com.
02/10 - @ Miami 7:00pm 03/02 - @ Clemson 8:00pm
02/13 - @ Wake Forest 8:00pm 03/06 - VS Virginia Tech 4:00pm You can also register at www.active.com or go to www.jldoug-
02/16 - VS North Carolina 9:00pm
lascounty.org to fill out and print the registration form and mail to:
(must be received by March 13, 2010): Botanical Boogie 2010,
ATLANTA THRASHERS P.O. Box 1324, Douglasville, GA 30133.
02/02 - VS Lightning 7:00pm 02/10 - @ Avalanche 9:00pm
02/05 - @ Capitals 7:00pm 02/12 - @ Wild 8:00pm Race Day registration begins at 10:00am. The entry fee is not
02/06 - VS Panthers 7:00pm 02/13 - @ Blackhawks 8:30pm
refundable. T-shirts will not be mailed.

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education
Psychologist Corner
Behavior Management Reminders From Har-
ley (Our New Puppy)
By Rebecca S. Blakeman, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist -
Adolescent Child Specialty Services, 3138 Golf Ridge Blvd.,
Douglasville, 404-310-1161, blakers1@aol.com.
Just before the new year we welcomed a furry little
bundle of joy into
our home—a 7 week old Shih
Tzu we have come to know as
“Harley.” Harley has done a
great job providing remind-
ers of some key concepts in
behavior management. There
are many commonalities be-
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and children come into the world with no real understanding of what
behavior is expected or what behaviors will help them meet their needs
(other than a baby’s instinctual cry). In addition, both puppies and
children (adults, too) develop behaviors based on the same learning
principles. In order to be successful in raising a well behaved puppy or
child, good behavior management strategies are need.
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out), cannot intervene to stop inappropriate behaviors, and fail to build
success by preventing unwanted behaviors (e.g., reading his signals
and taking him outside before he has an ‘accident’). In addition, it is
critical to set appropriate boundaries with a puppy, as giving them full
run of the house is likely to lead to problems, as they are not ready for
that much freedom, until they have exhibited responsibility in a smaller
setting. Just as with puppies, many children (and adolescents) develop
and maintain behavior problems due to a lack of supervision and lim-
ited boundaries.
Harley has also made clear the importance of consistency. I cannot
reason with him—he does not understand my words. He learns only
by what he experiences. So if I ‘give in’ to his whining, I cannot explain
that this is a “one time exception” and then give him the “reason” for
the inconsistency. If I sometimes give into the whining, he will learn to
whine louder and longer. However, if I am consistent in my response (in
this case ignoring the whining), he will quickly learn that whining does
not result in anything positive.
And the most important thing Harley has reminded me of is the im-
portance of positive behavior management strategies. By simply giving
him my attention, a quick rub on the head, and a “good boy” when
he exhibits the behavior I want, he quickly begins to exhibit more and
more of that behavior. If a puppy responds so well to positive interac-
tion from us, how much more so will a young child! Children want and
need lots of positive attention and encouragement…and this attention
and encouragement helps them to learn what behaviors adults want
and expect from them. By providing appropriate supervision, setting
appropriate boundaries, being consistent, and providing lots of positive
attention, parents of children and “fur babies” can help them grow to
be secure, well mannered, successful and loving family members.
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Harvester’s Competition Cheerleading Squad
travels to Orlando for National Competition

The 2009/10 Harvester Christian Academy Competition Cheer-
leading Squad traveled to Orlando, Florida over the New Year’s Holi-
day to compete in the Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders National
Competition. The squad took first place in the Competitor’s Cup and
secured a fourth place finish in the overall national competition. Mi-
cah Garrett, Emily Austin and Hannah Austin also competed in indi-
vidual and duo competition. Hannah Austin and Emily Austin placed
first in the seventh and eighth grade duo division. This the third year
that HCA’s competition team has competed at the national level.
Members of the 09/10 squad are pictured: Back row left to right:
Allie Yancey, Anna Griffin, Micah Garrett, Taylor Palmer, Hannah
Johnson Madison Smith & Kayley Pate Front row left to right: Hannah
Austin, Marisa James, Emily Austin, Bree Leggett, Christal McCamy,
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education
From the Douglas County
School System
CHRISTIAN SCHOOL How Have Douglas County Schools Performed on
arlingtonchristian.org the SAT and ACT?
K5 - 12TH  COLLEGE PREP  FULLY ACCREDITED By Rob Brown, Executive Director of High Schools and Dr. Barry
EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION SINCE 1958 Williams, Executive Director of Middle Schools
A quick review of Douglas County’s 2008-2009 SAT / ACT data
OPEN HOUSE may be disappointing in comparison to national and state scores.
However, a more in-depth look at individual school data in com-
Sunday February 28 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm parison to other school systems that border Douglas County may be
Sunday March 21 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm a bit more informative. For example, the highest performing school
in Douglas County on the SAT was Alexander with an average stu-
Helping children grow as dent score of 1434. Although this number is below the state average
Jesus did, “in wisdom
and stature and in favor of 1511, it is considerably higher than the schools in other systems
with God and man.” that border Alexander’s district lines. Central High (1411) and Villa
(Luke 2:52)
Rica High (1372) are both located in Carroll County and border
CHANGING
THE
Alexander’s district.
WORLD The same data comparison holds true for Chapel Hill High (1347)
FOR CHRIST which borders Fulton County schools Creekside (1262), Banneker
(1177) and Westlake (1308). Mixed results are revealed in the data
at Lithia Springs High (1321). Lithia Springs outperformed the Fulton
County Schools previously mentioned in addition to Cobb County’s
770-964-9871 Pebblebrook High (1300), but scored below the other bordering
Cobb school, McEachern (1386). Results for Douglas County High
4500 Ridge Road (1310) are not quite as favorable with Villa Rica (1372), Paulding
Fairburn, GA 30213 County High (1383), South Paulding High (1381) and McEachern
Conveniently Located to Douglasville, Newnan, Peachtree City
(1386) each bordering their district lines.
Regarding the ACT, the Douglas County system composite aver-
age score of 19.1 equals that of Carroll County (19.1) students and
is just below the Paulding County average of 19.4.
The number of students tested on the SAT were: Alexander High
= 181, Chapel Hill High = 250, Douglas County High = 153,
Lithia Springs High = 181, Central High = 91, Villa Rica High =
132, McEachern High = 312, Pebblebrook High = 198, Creekside
High = 231, Banneker = 135, and Westlake = 258.
The number of students tested on the ACT were: Douglas County
Schools = 515, Carroll County Schools = 202, and Paulding Coun-
ty Schools = 326.
What are our schools doing to impact this data and improve
student achievement on the SAT and ACT?
In November, the Douglas County School System (DCSS) began a
partnership with the Georgia State Department of Education to close
the achievement gap for our students. This project includes training
our teachers on the most effective ways to use student PSAT data. It
also includes training our teachers to use writing strategies during
their lessons and using internet test preparation during the school
day.
The Bridges grant has enabled our schools to create SAT prepara-
tion sessions on weekends at no cost to the student. These sessions
run on 4 consecutive Saturdays with each session lasting 3 hours.
During these sessions, students are prepared by SAT specialists that
focus on the content and test taking strategies. Two of the sessions
are taught by a math specialist and two are taught by a verbal and
writing specialist.
Although full semester SAT preparation courses are difficult to in-
clude during the school day, schools utilize USA Test Prep during
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regular instructional hours. This online resource is purchased each school year. The
year by the DCSS for student use and allows all students immedi- efforts paid off,
ate access to actual SAT questions used on previous tests. By taking and AHS met an-
practice exams and working through the instructional units online, nual yearly prog-
students can be prepared when their test day arrives. ress (AYP) for the
In addition to these efforts, Commissioner Freddie Ashmon has last school year.
partnered with Lithia Springs High School and Principal Larry Ruble The school looks
to provide SAT days to parents and students. These activities are de- to repeat the
signed to provide instruction to students while their parents receive success this year,
guidance on the college application and financial aid processes. and January in-
These sessions are open to students from all Douglas County schools augurates what
and are free to attend. is known in the
educational realm as testing season (much like March Madness in
Keeping it Personal in 2010 college basketball). AHS will begin a systematic blitz of reviewing
As students return to Alexander High School after a two week win-
juniors for the four subject exams, which are given the last week of
ter break, they were greeted by banners and signs informing them
March. In addition to receiving quality instruction and remediation,
of a very important event: the Georgia High School Graduation
students will participate in pep rallies, assemblies, in-class reviews,
(GHSG) tests. With the passing of No Child Left Behind legislation,
out -of-class reviews, and advisement sessions. AHS will hold several
schools became accountable for demonstrating gains in student
different contests among students in order to create awareness of the
achievement. The measure the State uses to determine said gains is
its very own Georgia High School graduation exit exams, which is a importance of these tests. All of these activities culminate into one
total of five tests. There are four subject tests (English, math, social simple motto: It’s Personal.
studies, science) and one writing exam that was given in the fall. While testing season can be a particular stressful time for all in-
How students perform on math and English, however, determines volved, teachers, parents, churches, and community members will
if Alexander High School gets placed on the much dreaded “needs band together and resolve to support our students during this crucial
improvement” list. time of the juniors’ high school career. Investing in our students, car-
In an effort to build awareness and help students pass the tests , ing about their success, helping them reach their goals is the true
AHS created the “It’s Personal” campaign during the 2008-2009 purpose of the “It’s Personal” campaign.

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education
Clearly Speaking
Vocal Hygiene During Cold and Flu Season
By Tammy L. Velliquette, M.Ed., CCC-SLP/L, owner of
Clearly Speaking, Inc., 404-934-0605. areyouclearly-
speaking.com
During cold and flu season, you are also prone to
voice problems. Your vocal cords are like a rubber-
band, they are smooth and vibrate as air passes by them. When you
have a cold or congestion, you are prone to coughing. When you
cough you bang your vocal cords together. This chronic abuse can
cause nodules (little blisters) to form on your vocal cords. So once
your cold clears you still feel like there is something in your throat
that needs to be cleared. This feeling then causes you to cough and
clear your throat which keeps the blisters there. In order to stop the
cycle and help your vocal cords heal there are some things you can
do.
1. Hydrate-keep your vocal cords wet and moist. This can be
done by sipping water or other liquids. You can also suck on a piece
of hard candy or chew gum.
2. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and smoky environments all which
can be drying. You should note that decongestants are also drying
and can add to the problem.
3. If you continue to have a tickle in your throat that makes you
want to cough/clear your throat, swallow hard or take a sip of a
liquid. Only cough or clear your throat when there is phlegm or
something else that needs to be cleared.
4. Don’t strain your voice. This means, no yelling, talking in loud
environments, singing with the radio, talking while exercising and
other activities that cause you to strain your voice.
If the symptoms continue you may need to be seen by an ENT so
he/she can view your vocal cords and determine if you have nod-
ules. If you have developed vocal nodules he/she can advise you
regarding the appropriate treatment.
Treatment can include resting your voice, speech therapy to learn
better vocal habits, and surgery to remove the nodules if they have
become hardened.

Seeds of Faith Preschool now registering
Seeds of Faith Preschool will begin community registration for the
2010 to 2011 year on March 1, 2010. Registration forms may be
downloaded from the preschool’s website (www.fpcdouglasville.org
- then look for the Seeds of Faith tab). A completed registration form
and $100 registration fee will hold your child’s space for next year.
They will offer one year old through four year old classes (child must
be that age by September 1, 2010). Please contact the Seeds of
Faith preschool office at 770-942-9334 if you have any questions.

Alexander Dugout Club to hold Annual Din-
ner & Silent Auction
The Alexander High School Dugout Club will hold its 5th Annual
Dinner & Silent Auction Fundraiser to benefit Alexander High School
baseball Saturday, February 6, 2010 in the Alexander High School
Cafeteria (6500 Alexander Parkway - off Highway 5) from 6:00pm
to 9:00pm.
Tickets may be purchased for $10 from any baseball player,
booster club member, or contact Kelly Marlar at 404-983-0840.
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Wayne saw the importance of the individual points and lived by
2009 - 2010 them to the best of his ability. As he worked with young children
OFFICIAL SCHOOL CALENDAR he was a shining example of great character who showed courtesy
to others. “Allow each person his human dignity which means a lot
Douglas County School System more than saying, “yes ma’am” and “thank you sir,” Wayne stated.” It
February 5: Progress reports issued reflects an attitude that later in life you wish you had honored more...
February 15 - 19: *Holidays (Make up days if necessary) (except earlier in life,” Wayne said at a dinner gathering for the John Wayne
240 employees) Outpost Camp. Parents, educators, volunteers and coaches should
March 3: High school ½ day early release
be following John Wayne’s example by teaching courtesy in class-
March 4: Middle school ½ day early release
rooms, meetings and ball fields. Francis Bacon, Sr. once stated, “If a
March 5: Elementary school ½ day early release
March 17: Grading period ends man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen
March 22: Report cards issued (K-8); Mid-term report (9-12) of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands,
April 2: *Student holiday/Professional learning day but a continent that joins to them.” In today’s society it is hard to find
April 5 - 9: Holidays for students/all employees courtesy but should be strived for.
April 28: Progress reports issued
May 27, 28: High school ½ day early release after testing

Paulding County School System
February 3: Early Release Day
February 15 - 19: Holiday - School Closed
March 12: Student Holiday/Teacher Workday
March 15 - 19: Elementary & Middle School Conferences
March 31: Early Release Day
April 5 - 9: Holiday - School Closed
May 5: Early Release Day
May 31: Holiday - School Closed
June 4: Last Day of School

Character Corner
Courtesy to Others
By Ann Jones Guider, Douglas County Character Coalition
For years Boy Scouts all across the world have vowed to follow
the Scout Law, “A Scout is Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, COURTEOUS,
kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.” Great
American, John Wayne once said “the twelve points of the Scout Law
are “nice words. Trouble is we learn them so young we sometimes
don’t get all the understanding that goes with them. As each boy
reaches Scout age, I make sure he learns the Scout Law. Then I break
it down for him, with a few things I have picked up in more than half
a century since I learned it.” Courtesy is the fourth point in the Scout
Law which means showing good manners while being polite. It’s not
only important to Scouts but it’s important to be apply each and every
day by society.

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restaurantguide
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Thursday & Sunday - Dine in Only
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10% OFF
Applebees - 6915 Douglas Blvd..........770-942-8280
550 Thornton Rd……..................678-398-0888
With the purchase of $35 or more. Dinner only.
Arby’s - Chapel Hill @ I-20.................770-947-6652
Dine in only. Must present coupon. Not valid 3060 Bankhead Hwy LthSpgs.......770-739-0339
with any other offers. Expires 02/28/10. Auntie Ann’s - Arbor Place Mall...........770-949-5550
B&B Fish & Wings
The Japanese Restaurant
Hibachi & Sushi Bar 10% OFF
Lunch entree. Dine in only. Not valid with any
3046 Bankhead Hwy...................770-732-1565
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2750 Chapel Hill Rd.............770-577-2010
9436 HIGHWAY 5 Expires 02/28/10. Bamboo Garden Restaurant

770.577.9188
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Bankhead Diner - 5848 Bankhead Hwy.770-947-0999
Bar-B-Q House - 541 Thornton Rd......770-941-1155
Blimpie - 8493 Hospital Dr..................770-942-4300
other offers. Must present coupon. 851 Thornton Rd.........................770-948-7693
Reservations Accepted Expires 02/28/10.
Blue Brick - 215 S Carroll Rd VR..........678-941-3443
Bonz Sports Grill
2123 Fairburn Rd........................770-577-6991

Est. 1989 Border’s Café - Arbor Place Mall.........770-577-9787

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Bruster’s - 6920 Douglas Blvd.............770-577-0471
Buffalo House J - 639 Thornton Rd......770-941-9410
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Five Guys Burgers & Fries
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Monday - Ask About Special  Texas Hold ‘Em (Register at 7pm, starts at 8pm) 2700 Chapel Hill Rd....................770-947-0330 2987 Chapel Hill Rd....................770-947-2124
Tuesday - 40 Cent Wings - 11am to Midnight  Live Music w/Mike Brookshire - 8pm Charley’s Steakery - Arbor Place Mall..678-715-9955 Folks - 6912 Douglas Blvd..................770-949-8400
Wednesday - 8oz. NY Strip, $4.99  Trivia 8pm Smoking Permitted Checkers - 6033 Fairburn Rd..............770-947-9646 Gipson’s - 6077 Fairburn Rd...............770-942-1764
Thursday - (Night) Double Cheeseburger w/Crinkle Fries, $5.99 Sports on Chef Ricks - 8113 Dallas Hwy.............678-715-4702 Godfather’s Pizza - 95 Liberty Rd….....770-459-1518
Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Karaoke 40 Satellite TVs Chick-Fil-A - 3202 Hwy 5...................770-949-3801 golDen BuDDhA
5888 Fairburn Rd........................770-942-0820 7061 Arbor Pkwy........................770-947-2299
Purchase One Full Price Menu Item and Receive a Second 835 Thornton Rd.........................770-732-8034 Golden Corral - 6975 Douglas Blvd....678-838-4376
Menu Item of Equal or Less Value
FREE
Arbor Place Mall..........................678-838-9551 Grand Slam Pizza - 5823 Fairburn Rd..770-920-1845
Chilito’s - 639 Thornton Rd.................770-819-0550 Great American Cookie Company
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China East - 7003 Concourse Pkwy.....770-489-9677 Arbor Place.................................770-577-2424
Dine-in only. (Up to $6.95 Value)
China Garden - 4900 Stewart Mill Rd..770-489-9992 Great Wraps - Arbor Place Mall...........770-577-6331
ChinA StAr Buffet gumBeAux’S - 6712 E Broad..........770-947-8288
2167 Fairburn Rd.........................770-489-2778 (Please See Our Ad on Page 57)
(Please See Our Ad on Page 58) Hardees - 940 Thornton Rd.................770-948-9513
China Wok - 2000 Mirror Lake Blvd....770-459-9585 Hog Wild BBQ - 3749 Kings Hwy........770-577-5828
Chinese Pagoda - 9423 Hwy 5...........770-942-4783 HoneyBaked Ham Company
Cholie’s Town ‘N’ Country 7421 Douglas Blvd.....................770-489-1500
6720 S Sweetwater Rd.................770-739-1970 Hooters - 7010 Concourse Pkwy..........770-947-8009
Chuck E Cheese Hudson’s Hickory House
6890 Douglas Blvd......................770-577-8951 6874 Bankhead Hwy....................770-942-4828
Church’s Chicken IHOP - 7401 Douglas Blvd.................770-577-8272
6135 Fairburn Rd........................770-942-6009 970 Thornton Rd..........................770-732-6252
Cinnabon - Arbor Place Mall...............770-489-1003 Irish Bred Pub & Restaurant
Coffee Break Café 6682 E Broad St….....................678-324-1649
8800 Dorris Rd............................404-910-2152 Iron Horse BBQ
Coldstone Creamery 7436 Douglas Blvd....................770-949-8699
2911 Chapel Hill Rd..................678-838-9400 9366 E Highway 78...................770-456-9037
Crab Cake Factory The J. Buffalo Wings - 8479 Hospital Dr....678-391-0394
3678 Bankhead Hwy...................770-745-7200 JJ’s Wings For You
Cracker Barrel-7060 Concourse Pkwy.770-489-8588 3750-3 Bankhead Hwy LthSpgs....770-948-2668
970 West Pointe Ct LthSps............678-398-8568 Joe’s Crab Shack
Dairy Queen - 6126 Fairburn Rd.........770-942-5858 2868 Chapel Hill Rd....................770-947-5990
Arbor Place Mall..........................770-489-8435 Johnny Rocket’s - Arbor Place Mall......770-577-2636
daVIDO’S $3.75 Pizza Johnny’S ny Style PizzA
4095 Bankhead Hwy……........…770-489-5956 2911 Chapel Hill Rd............678-214-8486
Dinner A’Fare, The (Please See Our Ad on Page 60)
2750 Chapel Hill Rd....................770-577-5417 Johnny’s NY Style Pizza
Domino’S PizzA 2000 Mirror Lake Blvd..................678-840-5111
Kings Hwy @ Hwy 5...................770-949-2277 230 Thornton Rd LthSps...............770-745-5555
Fairburn Rd. @ County Line........770-920-9200 Journey the Buffet
639 Thornton Rd..........................678-945-3990 7090 Concourse Pkwy…............678-838-2868
6525 Hiram Douglasville Hwy.....770-489-3990 Kegun Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar
DQ Grill & Chill - 5815 Stewart Pkwy..770-949-6761 6599 E Church St........................770-577-3808
Dunkin’ Donuts - 9476 Hwy 5.............770-949-3499 Kenny’s Home Cooking
eDiBle ArrAngementS 5700 Fairburn Rd.........................678-213-1181
6880 Douglas Blvd.....................678-715-0506 Kentucky Fried Chicken - 9607 Hwy 5..770-949-1440
(Please See Our Ad on Page 5) 5620 Fairburn Rd.........................770-489-0182
El Patron Burrito Express 664 Thornton Rd..........................770-819-7523
2818 Fairburn Rd….....................678-213-3489 Krystal - 5809 Stewart Pkwy.................770-947-1313
El Pollo Loco - 885 Thornton Rd..........678-398-1515 5716 Fairburn Rd.........................770-949-1834
el roDeo mexiCAn reStAurAnt La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
9503 Hwy 5...............................770-949-1792 9611 Hwy 5................................770-577-8400
(Please See Our Ad on Page 59) 2000 Mirror Lake Blvd..................770-456-6161
El Tacomiendo - 5975 Fairburn Rd......678-715-3330 1102 Thornton Rd.......................770-732-9911
Eva’s Bakeshop lA SAlSA - 3290 Hwy 5...................678-838-9198
6880 Douglas Blvd......................770-947-8417 (Please See Our Ad on Page 59)

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