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Villa Rica News & Views

April 2010
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Event s 4 - 12
Events throughout the month listed chronologically plus a list of events
that take place every week
Cl assi f i eds 13
Local for sale and help wanted classifeds
Seni or Li vi ng 14
Melissa Murphy explores “Reality vs. Myth: Part 2”
Pet s 15
Adorable pet pictures and pet related news
Rest aurant Gui de 16 - 19
A complete restaurant directory sorted alphabetically and restaurant
Sport s & Fi t ness 20 - 21
Sports schedules and local sports news
Art s & Ent ert ai nment 22 - 25
Movie releases, concerts, plus fnd out how you can take our next cover
Home & Garden 26 - 27
Decorating and termite tips.
Money & Fi nance 28 - 29
Marri age & Fami l y 30 - 31
Welcome new residents, wedding and engagement announcements and
Kerry Patuka delves into the ‘Family Connection’
Church 32 - 33
A complete church directory and local church news
Real Est at e 34 - 35
A real estate directory, real estate report and other happenings
in the real estate world plus real estate classifeds
Travel 36
Medi cal Gui de & Di rect ory
37 - 42
A complete Medical Guide & Directory including every
physician and practice in and near Villa Rica
Busi ness Bri ef s 43
News from local businesses
Summer Camps & Programs Gui de 44 - 45
Local summer camps and programs.
Yel l ow Pages 46 - 55
Find local businesses easily and quickly using this local directory.
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Childhood Diseases
Back Pain
Chronic Pain
Abdominal Pain
Sore Throats / Fever
Ear & Sinus Infections
Allergy / Poison Ivy Reactions
Insect / Animal Bites
Eye Infections
Cholesterol Testing & Treatment
High Blood Pressure
Diabetes Screening & Treatment
Urinary Tract Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Wart Removal
Sports Injuries
Eye Injuries
Back Injuries
Physical Examinations
(School, Sports, Insurance)
Workman’s Compensation
Drug Screening
Pap Smears
Premarital Blood Testing
Pregnancy Testing
Full Laboratory and X-Ray
E-mail yours to
04/01: A skate-a-thon to benefit the 2010 Georgia Walk Now
for Autism Speaks will be held from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Dazzles
Skating Rink in Douglasville. Admission is $4 per skater. Call Crystal
Pollard at 678-520-7462 for more information.
04/01: The MoMs Club® of Villa RiCa meets at Fullerville
Baptist Church (423 Old Town Road, Villa Rica). Serving the Bre-
men, Carrollton, Temple and Villa Rica areas of West Georgia, the
MOMS Club® plans a monthly calendar for moms and their chil-
dren, including park play days, field trips, tours, crafts, book club and
a monthly moms night out. Please call 678-780-2959 for time.
04/02: The Villa Rica Parks & Recreation Department will hold a
danCe foR senioRs at 7:30pm at the Villa Rica Civic Center and
Sports Complex. Call Hazel Roberts at 770-459-3670 for additional
04/02-04/23: The Carrollton Artist Guild presents faCes, a group
exhibit, April 2 through April 23 at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center
in the Galleria. Call 770-838-1083 for more information including
gallery hours.
04/03: The douglas County RepubliCan paRty will meet at
the American Legion Post 145 on Bankhead Highway (just west of
Highway 5) in Douglasville. Breakfast will be served at 8:00am and
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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
www.DouglasCountyGOP.com if you have any questions.
04/03: The silVeR swingeRs danCe Club, hosts a variety
dance at the Woodie Fite Senior Center. Doors open at 6:00pm with
line dance lessons from 6:30pm until 7:00pm and dancing from
7:00pm until 10:00pm. A donation of $4.00 will be accepted at
the door. The Woodie Fite Center is located at 8750 Dorris Road in
Douglasville. Please call 678-626-5630 for additional information.
04/04: The Villa Rica Chaplain’s Association along with Mead-
owbrook Memory Gardens, Jones-Wynn Funeral Home and area
Churches, will host the 22nd annual Villa RiCa CoMMunity
easteR sunRise seRViCe at 7:00am at Meadowbrook Memory
Gardens located at 1100 Hickory Level Road. A light breakfast will
be served following the service. For further information, please call
Jones-Wynn Funeral Home or Meadowbrook Memory Gardens at
770-459-3694 or 770-459-6494.
04/06: fRuit of My woMb, a support group for individuals, or
families who have experienced pregnancy loss due to miscarriage,
premature births, still birth, and infant death, or for those who have
experienced infertility after their pregnancy loss meets at 7:00pm
at 1836 Carrollton Villa Rica Highway in the Conference room. For
more information please call 770-783-9552.
04/06: Red Haute Mamas’ (Villa Rica’s local chapter of the Red
Hat Society) the lunCh bunCh meets at different restaurants
in the area at noon. Call Fay Waldrep at 770-459-6251 for more
04/06: Red Haute Mamas’ (Villa Rica’s local chapter of the Red
Hat Society) blt book Club meets at 10:00am at the Villa Rica
Library. Call Barbara Smith at 770-459-6711 for more information.
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04/06: The Kiwanis Club of fairfield Plantation meets at
Plantation Country Club at 11:45am - 770-832-8850.
04/06: The Paulding County writers’ grouP meets at
6:00pm at the Starbucks inside of Target in Hiram. They welcome
anyone interested in writing. For more information, you may contact
pauldingwriter@hotmail.com. It is best to contact them before at-
tending to ensure that no meeting changes have taken place.
04/06: The ruritan Club meets from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at
Jones Barbecue.
04/06: The Villa Rica Parks & Recreation Department’s teen
CounCil meet at 7:00pm. For more information call 770-459-
04/07: The Villa Rica oPtimists Club meets at noon at Dinner’s
Ready. Visit www.ocvr.org for more information.
04/08: The Paulding PhotograPhy Club meets the second
and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7:00pm at 122 Main Street
in Dallas. For more information visit www.pauldingphotographyclub.
org or e-mail ourphotographyclub@gmail.com.
04/08: The sweetwater Camera Club meets. Beginner, in-
termediate and advanced image makers are encouraged to at-
tend. They a wide variety of fun, interesting and informative lec-
tures, monthly field trips, exhibits and photo contests. Doors open at
6:30pm, and the meeting begins at 7:00pm in the Parish Hall of St.
Julian’s Episcopal Church at 5400 Stewart Mill Road in Douglasville.
Visit the club’s website at www.sweetwatercc.org or call SCC Presi-
dent Richard Nichols at 404-210-5985.
04/08: The Villa riCa lions Club meets at Dinner’s Ready at
7:00pm. For more information contact Kinney Taylor at 770-309-
4534, or visit the website at villaricaga.lionwap.org.
04/08: The Villa Rica Parks & Recreation Department’s Parent
CounCil meets at 7:00pm. For more information call 770-459-
04/09: Red Haute Mamas’ (Villa Rica’s local chapter of the Red Hat
Society) dinner grouP meets at 7:00pm at different restaurants
in the area. Call Fay Waldrep at 770-459-6251 for more informa-
04/10: CasCade united toastmasters Club meets at
9:30am. Toastmasters is a public speaking organization that teach-
es leadership and communication skills. For more information visit
http://cascadeunited.freetoasthost.com/index.html or contact John
Davis at cutoastmasters@gmail.com.
04/10: ProjeCt aXis, an outreach ministry helping those in need,
will hold their monthly service at 6:15pm. They will be collecting
canned goods for the Axis Food Pantry. Join them for food, fellow-
ship, and worship at the Chapel (318 Elm Drive, Villa Rica). Music
will be provided by Spirit Road. For more information, e-mail projec-
taxis09@yahoo.com or call 770-366-7463.
04/10: The douglas County demoCratiC Party meets at
10:00am at the St. Julian’s Episcopal Church, located at 5400 Stew-
art Mill Road in Douglasville. For more information please e-mail
04/10: the joy of ConneCting
, a networking gathering de-
signed just for women, will meet from 11:00am to 1:30pm. The goal
is to help you expand resources, foster and strengthen relationships
and build your business. Bring at least 20 business cards, brochures
etc. For more information contact Sebrena Sumrah-Kelly at 678-
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04/12: Red Haute Mamas’ (Villa Rica’s local chapter of the Red Hat
Society) Red Hat Movie NigHt is held at 4:00pm. Call Tona Rog-
ers at 770-456-2061 for more information.
04/12: The JuNioR League of dougLas CouNty meets at
6:30pm, in the Convention Center in downtown Douglasville. Junior
League is an organization of women committed to promoting vol-
unteerism, to developing the potential of women, and to improving
the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Visitors are
always welcome. For more information or questions call Valerie at
04/12: The West geoRgia sHutteRbugs meets at 7:00pm at
the Lowell Opry House in Carrollton. Visit www.wgshutterbugs.org
for more information.
04/13: MotHeRs & MoRe, a support group for mothers and
expectant mothers, meets at Douglasville First United Methodist
Church on the corner of Prestley Mill Road and Hospital Drive in
Douglasville. Call Ann Marie Alford at 770-485-5944 or Judy Craw-
ford at 770-949-9953 for more information.
04/13: The PauLdiNg CouNty 45 aNd oveR siNgLes CLub
holds its monthly meeting in a reserved room at Ryan’s Restaurant
in Hiram at 6:00pm. For additional information please call Andree
at 770-505-3237.
04/14: The viLLa RiCa goLdeN City LioNs CLub meets at
noon at The Olive Tree Restaurant in downtown Villa Rica. Contact
Jacki Dixon at 770-490-5178 for details.
04/15: The CaRRoLL CouNty tea PaRty assoCiatioN’s first
rally will be held from noon until 3pm at “Tea Party Park” in down-
town Carrollton. Some of the speakers include Ray McBerry, Dr.
Deborah Honeycutt, Dr. Joe Morecraft III, Terry Langley, Kevin Jack-
son, Steve Penley, Jason Swindle and others. You can find out about
this and other events at www.carrollteaparty.com.
04/15: The digitaL iMage gRouP meets. Meet and learn from
photographers, videographers and digital artists. You will watch pre-
sentations and participate in discussions. The meeting takes place at
6:30pm at St. Julian’s Episcopal Church, 5400 Stewarts Mill Road,
Douglasville. For more information, visit www.digitalimagegroup.org
or call Richard Nichols at 404-210-5985.
04/15: viLLa RiCa soCCeR assoCiatioN meets at 7:30pm in
the cafeteria at Gold Dust Park. All members are invited. Policies
may be made for the upcoming soccer season. Contact Mike Best at
770-459-7011 for more information. Contact them a week before
the meeting if you have a special item you would like added to the
Agenda for discussion or vote.
04/16: Heirway Christian Academy will host its aNNuaL CHaR-
ity goLf tournament at The Frog Golf Club beginning at 9:00am.
Tournament proceeds will benefit the Academy. For more informa-
tion, please contact Heirway Christian Academy at 770-489-4392
or Shelby Anderson at 678-283-3994 or via email at shelbya289@
04/16: The Villa Rica Parks & Recreation Department will hold a
daNCe foR seNioRs at 7:30pm at the Villa Rica Civic Center and
Sports Complex. Call Hazel Roberts at 770-459-3670 for additional
04/16: WoMeN eNtRePReNeuRs of West geoRgia will host
their next Business Success Seminar at the Hilton Garden Inn (110
Interstate West Parkway, Lithia Springs) from 11:00am to 1:30pm.
For more information visit www.weofwg.com or contact Grete Card-
er at grete@grcarderdesigns.com or by phone at 404-805-7206.
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E-mail your special event to events@villaricanews.net.
04/17: Figure 8 Boutique, a mobile resale clothing boutique for plus-
size girls and women, will host “A Plus-size FAshion swAP” in
the Douglasville area. There is a $10 entry fee. Visit www.figure-
8boutique.com or Call 678-499-8339 for more information.
04/17: Golden City Cruisers Car Club will hold their monthly cAr
cruise at 5:00pm. There will be family fun, a cake walk, oldies
music and lost of classic cars. There is no charge for admission. The
event takes place at the Villa Rica Sports Complex & Civic Center.
04/17: The silver swingers DAnce club, hosts a variety
dance at the Woodie Fite Senior Center. Doors open at 6:00pm with
line dance lessons from 6:30pm until 7:00pm and dancing from
7:00pm until 10:00pm. A donation of $4.00 will be accepted at
the door. The Woodie Fite Center is located at 8750 Dorris Road in
Douglasville. Please call 678-626-5630 for additional information.
04/17: The Villa Rica oPtimists club meets at noon at Dinner’s
Ready. Visit www.ocvr.org for more information.
04/20: The KiwAnis club oF FAirFielD PlAntAtion meets at
Plantation Country Club at 11:45am. For information, call Russ or
Mary Sarner at 770-832-8850.
04/22: The PAulDing PhotogrAPhy club meets the second
and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7:00pm at 122 Main Street
in Dallas. For more information visit www.pauldingphotographyclub.
org or e-mail ourphotographyclub@gmail.com.
04/22: The villA ricA lions club meets at Dinner’s Ready at
7:00pm. For more information contact Kinney Taylor at 770-309-
4534, or visit the website at villaricaga.lionwap.org.
04/24: An evening in PAris Jr. sr. Prom AlternAtive will
take place at Fullerville Baptist Church, 423 Old Town Road in Villa
Rica, at 6:00pm. Low cost tickets for singles or couples must be pur-
chased by April 18th and include a steak dinner. Call 770-459-3977
for more information.
04/24: highwAy 78 yArD sAle will take place from 8:00am to
4:00pm. Beginning in Villa Rica and running along Highway 78 to
Temple, Bremen and Tallapoosa, you can contact Kimberly Stovall
at kstovall@villarica.org for more information.
04/24-04/25: The Villa Rica Parks & Recreation will host the 20th
AnnuAl bluegrAss sPringFest on Saturday, April 24 and
Sunday, April 25 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at Gold Dust Park. Look
for more information in the Arts & Entertainment section.
04/26 Red Haute Mamas’ (Villa Rica’s local chapter of the Red Hat
Society) bizze beez is held at 10:00am at Powell Park and Recre-
ation Center. Call Tona Rogers at 770-456-2061 for more informa-
04/28: The villA ricA golDen city lions club meets at
noon at The Olive Tree Restaurant in downtown Villa Rica. Contact
Jacki Dixon at 770-490-5178 for details.
04/29: A sKAte-A-thon to benefit the 2010 Georgia Walk Now
for Autism Speaks will be held from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Dazzles
Skating Rink in Douglasville. Admission is $4 per skater. Call Crystal
Pollard at 678-520-7462 for more information.
04/30 - 05/02: The west georgiA home & gArDen exPo will
be held at 2840 Chapel Hill Road. This event will include over 100
exhibitors and 22 hours of consumer “Do It Yourself” Instruction and
Real Estate related topics. For more information, visit www.westgeor-
giaexpo.com or check out the article in the Real Estate section.
weekl yEVENTS
• Beginner tennis classes are held at Gold Dust Park Tennis
Courts for ages 5 to 12 from 5:30pm to 6:15pm and for ages 13 and
up from 6:15pm to 7:00pm. 770-459-7011.
• eight Ball in house league at Stix Bar & Grill at 7:30pm.
• line dance lessons are held from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Villa
Rica Center and Sports Complex. Debra Cleckler, 770-456-6244.
• rotary cluB Meetings at 11:45am each Monday (except holi-
days) at the Douglasville Downtown Conference Center.
• teaMtrivia is held at Johnny’s Pizza in Villa Rica.
• texas hold’eM tournaMent at Sports Cafe at 7:30pm.
• texas hold’eM tournaMent at Stix Bar & Grill at 7:00pm.
• West georgia coin cluB meets at 7:00pm at the Carroll County
Recreation Administration Building - www.westgacoinclub.com
• apa nine Ball league at Stix Bar & Grill at 7:00pm.
• Boy scouts troop 108 meets at the Scout Hut located next
to Villa Rica Elementary School at 7:00pm for all boys ages eleven to
seventeen. 770-828-8990.
• karaoke at Sports Cafe from 8:30 to 11:30pm.
• karate classes are held at Gold Dust Park from 7:00pm to
8:00pm and 8:15pm to 9:15pm. 770-459-7011.
• cuB scout pack 2345 meets at Wesley Chapel United Methodist
Church in Villa Rica at 7:00pm. 770-459-2301.
• red haute dancers meet in Temple. Barbara Long, 770-456-2825.
• trivia at Stix Bar & Grill at 8:00pm.
• u-can dance cluB meets at 7:00pm (beginner program) and
8:00pm (intermediate program) at the Villa Rica Center and Sports
Complex. Debra Cleckler, 770-456-6244.
• villa rica B2B - Olive Tree on Tuesdays at 8:00am.
• Bingo and oMaha tournaMent at Sports Cafe.
• Red Haute Mamas’ card clique meets at 1:00pm at the Villa
Rica Civic Center & Sports Complex. For more information call Mickey
Bryan at 770-459-4511.
• corn hole fun at Stix Bar & Grill at 7:00pm.
• nine Ball tournaMent at Stix Bar & Grill at 8:00pm.
• story and activity tiMe (Little Listener) is held for preschool-
ers at the Villa Rica Public Library at 10:00am and 11:00am.
• apa eight Ball league at Stix Bar & Grill at 7:00pm.
• Beginner karate classes are held at Gold Dust Park from
7:00pm to 8:00pm and 8:15pm to 9:15pm. For more information call
• cuB scout pack 282 Meets on Thursday nights at 7:00pm at
West Hills Church on Liberty Road. Call 770-783-9735 for more info.
• karate classes are held at Gold Dust Park from 7:00pm to
8:00pm and 8:15pm to 9:15pm. For more info call 770-459-7011.
• story and activity tiMe (After School Adventure) is held for
children of all ages at the Villa Rica Public Library at 4:00pm.
• teaMtrivia is held at Sports Cafe.
• live entertainMent at Sports Cafe.
• live entertainMent at Stix Bar & Grill at 9:00pm.
• story and activity tiMe is held for infants through three year
olds at the Villa Rica Public Library at 10:00am and 11:00am.
• dance for Temple seniors is held at the Temple Senior Center (280
Rome Street, Temple) from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. The cost is $4.00.
• live entertainMent at Sports Cafe.
• pool tournaMent at Stix Bar & Grill at 2:00pm.
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wishing to sell, find, or give away an
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CHILDCARE: Your home, certified in
CPR, First Aid, Medical Assistant. 32 years
experience. Possible light housekeeping.
One On One With Your Child Or Chil-
dren. Please call, 770-947-8659.
FOR SALE: 48” Square Cherry Coffee
Table $50.00, Cherry End Table $30.00,
Snapper LT1533 Hydro Riding Mower
with Clam Shell Bagger $700.00, Brigh-
ton Handbags NWT 1/2 off original.
FOR SALE: Gloria Vanderbilt wedding
dress with vale $100 obo. Size 8, long,
straight, white, sleeveless, beaded, slit up
back. Please call Jennifer at 404-272-
6194 if interested.
FOR SALE: Swords , collectible 10 - 12
with display rack $100 OBO. Call 770-
577-1928. New condition.
FOR SALE: Musical instruments, 3 vio-
lins, 3 guitars, 2 flutes. All in like new
condition. Call for pricing-great starter
instruments. 770-577-1928.
FOR SALE: Four chrome wheels and tires
for Ford 4X4 pickup. Excellent condition.
FOR SALE: Body Magic (medical weight
loss garment) Want to lose 2-3 sizes?
ALL natural products: Nvestnyou.com.
Sebrena Kelly @ 678-571-2621
FOR SALE: Logs for firewood (uncut)
$10 any size, OneTouch Ultra blood
glucose monitoring system w/lancets and
test strips 100 qty $35, Freestyle freedom
lite blood glucose monitoring system w/
no coding $20, blood pressure machine
$25, wireless intercoms(2) $40, wheel-
chair $50 call 770-577-7065.
FOR SALE: Beautiful Marigold Tif-
fany Prom Gown. Size 18/20. Viewing’s
available by request @ 770-944-7617
or grooviegirl10@att.net. If you’re plus
sized, then this dress is for you. Classy
and Elegant. Halter Style, flatters your
curves, and affordable. Worn only once:
Prom 2009. Price: $105.00 or best of-
FOR SALE: 2004 Honda CBR 600,
great condition, $3800.00, Alice, 770-
FOR SALE: RV 2002 Dynamax Isata
Sport Sedan, Ford E-450 Super Duty,
20,107 miles call 404-831-1627.
FOR SALE: Keyboard, Yamaha Dgx-305,
76 Keys, Hundreds Of Great Sounds.
Like New $225. Call 678-84-05360.
HELP WANTED: Part-time medical as-
sistant/biller need for medical office in
Douglasville. Must have experience.
Please fax resume to 770-739-7920.
HELP WANTED: “Ardyss International”
Leading Company in Reshaping, Nu-
trition, & Cosmetics. Introducing the
“BODY MAGIC” weight loss garment
that will make you lose 2-3 sizes IN-
STANTLY! *Improving health *Improve
posture *Ground Floor Business Oppor-
tunity. Contact: Sebrena Kelly @ 678-
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HELP WANTED: Free Spirit Salon & Spa
is looking for an experienced Licensed
Hair Stylist with clientele. Please call
Sandy at 770-456-8949.
HELP WANTED: Local Moms Seeking
No Risk Home Based Business. Earn In-
come from Home. Internet & Phone Re-
quired. www.momdream2.com.
HELP WANTED: Free Spirit Salon & Spa
is looking for an experienced Licensed
Hair Stylist with clientele. Please call
Sandy at 770-456-8949.
HELP WANTED: Avon products for sale/
Business opportunity: Only $10 Invest-
ment to get started. Residual income.
Call: Sebrena @ 678-571-2621.
HELP WANTED: Front Office help need-
ed for a dental office in Villa Rica, fast
paced, high energy able to multi task,
some dental experience preferred. Please
fax resume to 770-456-7103.
HELP WANTED: Local Broker seeks
Experienced Real Estate Licensed Buyer
Agents to work “qualified” leads - www.
rps4u.com - Now HIRING for more info.
ROOM FOR RENT: Basement bedroom
and full bath for rent in S. Douglas Co.
Btw Highway 5 & Chapel Hill. Includes
cable water and electric. Call Dale @
678-739-9021 for inquiries.
house, 2 rooms plus full bath. Non-
smoker please. Must pass FULL back-
ground check. $500.00 month including
utilities. Please call 770-947-8659.
ROOMMATE WANTED: 2 miles from
I-20 & Mall. Must love dogs. Washer/
Dryer privileges. Cable TV in large bed-
room. Shared bath. $375 deposit & I.D.
required. 770-949-9827.
Beach Condo Vacation Rental From
Owner. 2 Bedroom, Sleeps up to 6, Very
nice, Directly across from the beach.
770-356-0432, 770-562-5535, www.
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Senior Living
Reality vs. Myth: Nursing Homes Part 2
By Melissa Murphy. Administrator at Pine Knoll Nursing & Rehab
Center, 770-834-8243, MMurphy@GramercyHealth.com
Myth:Nursing home residents do not receive adequate care.
Reality: Stories about neglect of nursing home residents make
news precisely because they are not typical. It is true that a res-
ident’s request for attention may not always be immediately an-
swered. There may be an emergency elsewhere in the building
that requires the staff’s attention. Other residents may be receiving
care at the same time so that assigned staff has to delay respond-
ing to the request. This is not the desire of the staff, but it does
happen at times. Repeated incidents should be brought to the
attention of the Supervisor or the Administrator.
Myth:Nursing homes are understaffed.
Reality: As a nursing home administrator, this particular myth is
one of the most important for me to dispel. As stated in this col-
umn before, nursing homes are one of the most heavily regulated
industries in the US. Staffing levels are mandated; the State of
Georgia says we must have 2.5 hours of nursing care available per
patient per day. Nursing homes are required to post their staffing
levels every single day so that you as a consumer can check them
out. Although a nursing home is not a hospital - it is a home with
nursing care available 24/7 - there is never a reason for a resident
to not receive care due to being short staffed.
Myth:Because nursing home care costs so much, the staff
should wait on residents.
Reality: Some residents feel that because there is a charge for
care that the staff should be their servants. In reality, though, if the
nursing home is to meet the goals of rehabilitation, maintenance,
prevention and support, the staff must encourage each resident
to do as much as possible safely for themselves. Independence
is important for self-esteem. To plan and carry out care that pro-
motes independence and self care, the nursing home staff must
have expertise. It is that skilled, therapeutic care for which you are
Myth:All nursing home residents are confused.
Reality: Most people slow down physically as they age. For some
this is true also of their mental processes. Many people enter a
nursing home because they are considered too forgetful to man-
age their own care. Often, however, this condition can be reversed
with adequate nutrition, exercise, social stimulation, and properly
controlled medication. It is realistic to expect a full range of ca-
pabilities and personalities among residents in nursing homes.
Some will have completely lucid minds in fragile handicapped bod-
ies. Others will have healthy bodies but minds that are no longer
functioning normally. Most will fall somewhere between the two
extremes. However, some facilities offer specialized care just for
residents with Alzheimer’s Disease or other conditions that cause
memory loss. Some facilities offer only rehabilitation care, with the
expectation that the resident will return home after their stay. All
nursing homes may not have the exact ability to take care of all
residents. This is why it is important to visit prospective facilities
and to ask questions about the care and observe for yourself.
Information from www.seniors-site.com
Pet Page
Pet Pictures
Submitted by Lou Lopez
Submitted by Lou Lopez
Submitted by Lou Lopez
Submitted by the Chapman Family

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Girl Kitty
Submitted by Wesley Brasher
Submitted by the Camp Family
Submitted by Marty Chapman
Submitted by Krystal Pearson
Send your pet pictures to submissions@villaricanews.net!
We’ll place them in for free!
LeeLee & Powder
Submitted by the Burgos Family
Submitted by the Burgos Family
Submitted by Amanda Caldwell
Gracie Mae
Submitted by Amanda Caldwell
These Pets Need Homes
Biluxi’s mommy is losing her home. Biluxi is being visited
each day, but has to stay in her, now
empty, home. She will not be able to
stay much longer. The home will be
in the hands of someone else. Biluxi is
spayed, 65 pounds, healthy and cur-
rent on her vaccinations. She loves
kids, knows basic obedience, and has
been cared for by one loving owner
for her nine years. Biluxi is good with
male dogs but is not a fan of female
If you know of a loving home for Biluxi, please call 770-542
-9589 or e-mail tammys16453@yahoo.com.
Oscar was forgotten by his original owners. Left without
love or food, he came in very under-
weight. He has come back now at a
good weight of 60 pounds. He is so
ready for a REAL family. This hand-
some boy, Oscar, is looking for a lov-
ing home with a fenced yard. He has
been neutered, updated on his shots
and is heartworm negative. This smart
guy is playful, obedient and wants to
please. He gets along with other dogs
and children.
He is a strong bouncy guy that is longing for your love and
attention. Oscar is around a year old. He knows how to sit, lay
down and stay.
Please contact BJ at 770-949-6560 (work), 770-313-9449
(home) or by e-mail at bigbabybaby19@aol.com to adopt Os-
Pets submitted by the Douglas County Humane Society, a group of
volunteers determined to make a lasting difference in the quality of life for
animals in Douglas County, 678-838-9123.
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Anchovi’s Pizza - 68 Fairfield Rd................770-830-1103
Arby’s - 122 Hwy 61 Conn........................770-459-2440
Blazers Big Wings
650 W Bankhead Hwy.......................770-459-1311
Blue Brick Restaurant - 215 S Carroll Rd...678-941-3443
Burger King-584 Carrollton-Villa Rica Hwy...770-456-7469
Butler’s BBQ
4921-B Carrollton-Villa Rica Hwy.......770-214-9020
Captain D’s - 203 Cooley Drive..................678-840-8000
Casa Sol Mexican Restaurant
955 W Bankhead Hwy.........................770-456-0040
Chick-Fil-A - 85 Commerce Dr...................770-459-5792
China Wok - 2000 Mirror Lake Blvd...........770-459-9585
4720 E Hwy 166 - Carrollton..............770-214-3663
(Please See Our Ad on Page 19)
De, Castella Restaurant - 135 Main St.....770-456-6363
dINNEr’s rEAdy
1605 Carrollton-Villa Rica Hwy............678-840-4262
(Please See Our Ad on Page 19)
Domino’s Pizza
594 Carrollton-Villa Rica Hwy..................770-456-8750
Dunkin Donuts Express - 95 Liberty Rd….770-456-9941
El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant
634 Carrollton-Villa Rica Hwy...............770-459-2170
El Tacomiendo - 451 W Bankhead Hwy....678-840-5886
El Tio Mexican Restaurant
110 Hwy 61 Conn................................770-459-8921
Fairfield Plantation Golf & Country Club
7500 Monticello Dr...............................770-836-1112
Forever Berry’s Bakery & Cafe
130 Montgomery St.............................678-941-3498
Gabe’s Downtown
104 W Montgomery St........................770-456-6026
Gilley’s BarBQ - 342 W Bankhead Hwy.....770-459-5543
Godfather’s Pizza - 95 Liberty Rd..............770-459-1518
339 W Bankhead Hwy........................770-459-4488
(Please See Our Ad on Page 19)
H & W Food Mart & Deli
725 Sandhill Hulett Rd.........................770-834-2050
Hardee’s - 161 Carrollton-Villa Rica Hwy...770-459-0969
9366 Highway 78 East.......................770-456-9037
7436 Douglas Blvd..............................770-949-8699
(Please See Our Ad on Page 18)
JOHNNy’s NEw yOrk sTylE PIzzA
2000 Mirror Lake Blvd........................678-840-5111
(Please See Our Ad on This Page)
Jones Barbecue - 78 Wythe Way.............770-562-4387
Keelah’s Southern Foods & Bakery
883 W Bankhead Hwy.........................678-840-6036
Kentucky Fried Chicken
126 Hwy 61 Conn...............................770-459-2611
Kickers - 820 Dallas Hwy..........................770-456-9417
Kong Long - 82 Hwy 61 Conn...................770-456-9661
La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
2000 Mirror Lake Blvd..........................770-456-6161
Lin’s Garden Chinese & Japanese Cuisine
737 W Bankhead Hwy........................770-456-4646
Martin’s Restaurant
1100 W Bankhead Hwy.......................770-456-0065
2480 Mirror Lake Blvd.......................770-456-2653
116 Carrollton-Villa Rica Hwy...............770-459-2128
153 Tri County Plaza...........................770-459-2828
(Please See Our Ad on Page 17)
Mustang Sally’s - 118 Hwy 61 Conn........678-840-8225
Nell’s Kitchen - 3763 Highway 61............770-836-5126
O’Charley’s - 921 S Carroll Rd...................770-456-4245
OlIvE TrEE THE - 150 Stone St..........770-456-6456
(Please See Our Ad on Page 17)
Papa John’s Pizza
596 Carrollton-Villa Rica Hwy...............770-456-8886
Papa’s Pizza to Go
1004 Bankhead Hwy Crltn…...............770-836-0410
Philly Connection
594 Carrollton-Villa Rica Hwy...............770-456-7825
Pizza Hut - 180 Hwy 61.............................770-459-1041
Romero’s Italian Restaurant & Pizza
664 W Bankhead Hwy.........................770-459-8400
ruBy’s rEsTAurANT & BAkEry
814 W. Bankhead Hwy.........................770-459-5501
(Please See Our Ad on Page 17)
125 Commons Way............................678-840-4979
(Please See Our Ad on Page 1)
Sonic Drive In - 100 Parkridge Dr...............770-456-9040
Sports Café - 200 W Montgomery St........770-459-4771
Station 1 Hot Wing Cafe
118 Hwy 61 Connector........................770-456-6343
Stix Bar & Grill - 660 W Bankhead Hwy....770-456-1616
Subway - 95 Liberty Rd.............................770-459-6919
2000 Mirror Lake Blvd..........................770-459-0036
114 Hwy 61 Conn................................770-459-8059
600 Carrollton-Villa Rica Hwy...............770-456-4639
3960 Carrollton-Villa Rica Hwy.............770-830-7823
Sumo Steak & Sushi
2000 Mirror Lake Blvd..........................678-840-8581
Sweet Teresa Dessert Shop
7475 Douglas Blvd Dgl.........................678-838-3415
Taste Of China - 214 W Montgomery St...770-459-9858
750 W Bankhead Hwy........................770-456-4221
1611 W Bankhead Hwy.......................770-456-9162
Waffle House -138 Connors Rd.................770-459-9974
197 Carrollton-Villa Rica Hwy...............770-459-1332
592 Carrollton-Villa Rica Hwy..............770-459-9392
Watering Hole The
123 Tri-County Plaza..........................770-456-2672
Wendy’s - 186 Hwy 61 Conn....................770-459-8133
7040 Concourse Pkwy Dgl.................770-949-5058
Wings Citi Café
2502 Carrollton-Villa Rica Hwy..................678-796-9464
Zaxby’s - 200 Cooley Dr.............................770-456-8568
Anchovi’s Pizza - 68 Fairfield Rd.........................770-830-1103
Butler’s BBQ - 4921-B Carrollton-Villa Rica Hwy....770-214-9020
Domino’s Pizza - 594 Carrollton-Villa Rica Hwy..............770-456-8750
Mr PJ’s Buffalo Wings - 153 Tri County Plaza.......................770-459-2828
Papa John’s Pizza - 596 Carrollton-Villa Rica Hwy.....................770-456-8886
Pizza Hut - 180 Carrollton-Villa Rica Hwy.........................................770-459-1041
your neighborhood pizzeria
2000 Mirror Lake Boulevard

Villa Rica
Located in the Publix Shopping Center at Mirror Lake
(678) 840-5111 johnnyspizza.com
Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri. 11am-11pm, Sat. 12pm-11pm, Sun. 12pm-10pm
Villa Rica Location Only. With this coupon.
Not valid with any other offers or prior
purchases. Dine in or take out. Exp. 04/30/10. vrnv
Villa Rica Location Only. With this coupon.
Not valid with any other offers or prior
purchases. Dine in only. Exp. 04/30/10. vrnv
9 Draft Beers Pitchers start at $6.99
Buy one Large Specialty
Pizza at the Regular Menu
Price, Get a Medium
2-Topping Pizza Free
with the purchase of
$20 or more.
dinner’s ready adds All you Can Eat
Dinner’s Ready restaurant has added all you can eat dining on
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings for $8.99. The restaurant
is located in the Villa Rica Sports Complex on Highway 61, about a
mile south of Wal-Mart. They also have a full service bakery inside
the restaurant. For more information, you may call them at 678-840-
4262, or visit their new website at www.dinnersready.biz.
Topp’s shriner’s auction scheduled for April 10
Topp’s, located at 7241 Douglas Boulevard in Douglasville, will
hold its annual Shriner’s Benefit Auction on April 10th, from 1:00pm
to 8:00pm. One of the biggest events of the year at Topp’s Bar &
Grill, it generally brings in about $10,000 to $12,000 which goes to
the Shrine Children’s Hospital. All kinds of items are available every
year, and part of the fun is just seeing what is available to bid on. In
addition to some unique items that are donated by beer distributors,
there are usually items like bicycles, and computers. For more infor-
mation, call 770-489-1927.

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Monday - Wednesday
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Thursday - Saturday
11:00am to 10:00pm
12:00pm to 8:00pm
10 Wings & Drink - $7.59
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BBQ Rib Tips (8), Fries & Drink - $7.39
@ Ruby’s. With this ad. Offer expires 04/30/10
Ruby's......where something
good is always cooking.
814 W. Bankhead Hwy. | Villa Rica | Located across from the Sunoco Convenience Store
Call 770-459-5501 to order yours today!
Open Mon. - Fri. 6am to 8pm &
Sat. & Sun. 7am to 3pm
Please be advised we will be closed April 4th to celebrate Easter Sunday with our families.
Now that Spring has sprung reunions, ball games, picnics and more
opportunities for special occasions are not far behind. Make it easy on yourself
and leave the cooking for these events to us with our...
fried chicken ~ burgers & dogs ~ baked hams or cold cut platters
vegetable trays with home made dips ~ exceptional chicken & dressing
family sized side dishes ~ custom made desserts
Gulf Seafood Market offers new extended fresh
seafood menu
Gulf Seafood Market in Villa Rica offers a variety of market fresh
fish, shrimp, live
blue crabs, craw-
fish, oysters and
more. They bring
in fresh seafood
twice a week and
they now have new
hours which are
Monday through
Saturday from
10:00am to 8:00pm.
They just created a new menu with many new po-boy sandwich-
es such as grouper, crab cake, shrimp, oyster and a lot of other
different fish to choose from also. All cost from $5.95 to $9.95. All
sandwich platters include one side item. You can choose from fries,
onion rings, salad, coleslaw, mixed squash and zucchini, either bet-
ter battered or steamed. They also have several dinner platters to
choose from including mahi mahi, tilapia, crab cakes, a seafood
platter, crab claws, oysters, jumbo shrimp and many more ranging
in price from $6.95 to $16.95. All dinners include hush puppies and
two side items. As part of their menu, Gulf Seafood also offers crab
and shrimp gumbo as their house soup. Everything that can be is
homemade. They can fry, blacken, beer batter, steam, broil, or grill
your choices.
Located at 339 West Bankhead Highway, you can call 770-459-
4488 for more information.
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2010 Taste of Douglasville to be held May 15th
In partnership with the Downtown Development Authority,
the Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of
Douglasville, the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas
County presents the 2010 Taste of Douglasville, now in its six-
teenth year and better and bigger than ever before, on May 15th
from 11:00am until 5:00pm on O’Neal Plaza. The 2010 Taste
of Douglasville will include more vendors, more restaurants, more
participants, and more family fun as well as more promotion of this
community cultural showcase in historic downtown Douglasville.
Janice Thompson and Linda Worthan, the community’s two
first ladies, serve as Honorary Co-Chairs for the event again this
year; and CAC Board Members Rochelle Robinson and Sidney
Miller are our Event Co-Chairs. WSB 750-AM Radio is our media
sponsor again in 2010 with Captain Herb Emory presenting a live
feed program from the festival site throughout the event, and the
Douglas County Sentinel publishing the 2010 festival program.
This year there will be a wide variety of high quality arts and crafts,
lots of children’s activities including the sidewalk chalk contest and
pony rides, and two festival stages – a variety of talented local per-
formers on O’Neal Plaza, hosted by Bob Smith (former Cultural
Arts Council Board Chair) and student showcases on the second
stage on Courthouse Square East, hosted by Henry Mitchell (for-
mer City Councilman).
A special new festival kickoff event, Taste of the Grape, will fea-
ture sampling of four fine wines, great jazz, and delectable hors
d’oeuvres catered by Sam & Rosco’s at the Chamber of Com-
Butler’s BBQ opens on Hwy 61
A new restaurant has opened at 4921-B Carrollton-Villa Rica
Highway, near Fairfield Plantation. Butler’s BBQ opened March
1st, and is open for dine-in, take-out and delivery to Villa Rica,
Carrollton and Temple. Delivery is free with a $25 order. The res-
taurant is in the former location of Penny’s Place, although there
is no relation between the two restaurants.
Butler’s BBQ serves barbecue pork, beef, ribs and chicken as
plates, sandwiches and stew. They also offer hamburgers, hot
dogs, grilled cheese, and grilled chicken sandwiches . Brunswick
stew, baked beans, coleslaw baked potatoes and french fries are
on the menu as well. They also have a “piglet” menu for the
youngsters. You can also buy food by the pound and larger quan-
tities of the side items if you are having a party or get together.
Nothing on the menu is over $10, so it is an affordable offering
to area residents.
One of the things that sets this restaurant apart is the fact that
they make all of their own salad dressings, and the “word” about
the salad dressings is definitely spreading according to one of the
The restaurant is family owned and operated and headed by
Tanny Butler-East. Everyone there except for one employee is a
member of the family, and the restaurant seemed to have a very
nice “feel” to it. The interior has been repainted with bright new
colors, so those who have dined at one of the previous restaurants
in the location will notice a nice change.
For more information you may stop by or call them at 770-214-
9020. They are open Tuesday through Thursday from 10:30am to
9:00pm, and Friday and Saturday from 10:30am to 10:00pm.

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Al ways t he f reshest seaf ood. . .
Live Blue Crab

Craw Fish

Variety of Fresh Fish

Shrimp & More
339 West Bankhead Hwy. | Villa Rica | 770-459-4488
Open Monday - Saturday 10am to 8pm



Beer Battered~
Jumbo Shrimp, Crab Cakes, Grouper
& More Plus Shrimp & Crab Gumbo
merce downtown on Friday, May 14th, 6 until 8:00pm. Tickets
are $15 per person ($12 for CAC members). There will also be
a raffle for an elegant original work of art designed for the 2010
Taste of the Grape by stained glass artist and CAC Board member
Mack Porter; raffle tickets will be $10.
Another special addition this year is the Saturday evening, free
Spring Concert on the Plaza, from 7:00pm until 9:00pm, featur-
ing an outdoor concert by Divided by Six, performing rock and
roll classics, immediately following after the Taste festival so our
community celebration can continue into the evening.
Concurrent with the 2010 Taste of Douglasville, Keep Doug-
lasville Beautiful offers “The Green Corner” with advice on how to
have a more energy efficient home, rain barrels and composters
for sale and workshops on how to use them effectively.
“Although we were rained out last year for the first time in 15
years, we expect perfect weather in 2010,” said CAC Executive
Director Laura Lieberman. “And we have set a rain date for the
following Saturday just in case. We expect to have more than
8,000 people enjoying Taste of Douglasville this May.” Their par-
ticipation helped the Cultural Arts Council support arts education
programs reaching more than 13,000 local students, affordable
spring break and summer arts camps in county and city parks,
free spring and fall concerts on O’Neal Plaza, critically acclaimed
monthly gallery exhibits at the historic Roberts-Mozley House, and
many more special events like the annual Georgia Cowboy Poets
Gathering, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Ice Cream Social, and the Dia
de Los Reyes festival offered throughout the year.
Online game allows you to be a college bas-
ketball coach
By Tim Collins, Publisher - Villa Rica News & Views
About 20 years ago I tried my hand at coaching a kids basketball
team at a local YMCA. It was one of the more humiliating
experiences, as far as the success of our team was concerned, but
it was still a lot of fun. Not being one to give up easily, and being
a fan of college basketball, I recently came across an online game
called “Hoops Dynasty”, which I really enjoy. The game is located
at www.whatifsports.com.
Hoops Dynasty involves tons of strategy and “coaching decisions”,
and you compete against hundreds of other “real” people that are
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Sports & Fitness
Want to help us
run away the pain?
coaching different teams. The games are simulated, with one
game a day on the schedule. After the game, you can read the
play by play and box scores, and there are tons of statistics you can
look at if you wish.
The first step is to choose the team you want to coach. Every
college is represented, but some already have coaches. Since you
are a new coach, you have to start out coaching a Division 3 team.
Once you prove yourself at Division 3, you can apply for jobs at
Division 2 schools, and once you succeed for several seasons there,
you can apply for a Division 1 team. When deciding on a team,
you can see the team’s record, what kind of offense and defense
they have been running (you can change this once you coach
them), the prestige of the program, and how big of a home court
advantage the team has. You can also see how many scholarships
will be available in the coming year.
Recruiting is my favorite part of the game. You search for
high school players, and it shows their skill levels in a number
of categories, like speed, athleticism, rebounding, ball handling,
passing, defense, work ethic, perimeter shooting, free throw
shooting, etc. One neat feature is that the recruit profile page
shows the high school the players are coming out of. You can recruit
using a phone call, letter, scouting trip, home visit, campus visit,
promised minutes, promised start as a freshman, etc., and each
has a different cost. With scouting trips your assistant coach will tell
you areas he expects to see the player improve in. You can also pay
“Future Stars Scouting Service”, which gives you information about
every player in whatever state you pay for.
Once you have your team, you set your depth chart at each
position, decide how much time you want each player to practice
certain drills, like passing, rebounding, and conditioning. Once the
season starts, you decide on a game plan, and which of your own
players you would like to be involved the most in the plays. Much
of this is based on “scouting” your opponent by looking at his team
and seeing its strengths and weaknesses. You also schedule games
for next season.
There are so many facets and variables to this game, and what
makes it particularly interesting to me is that the developers are
very secretive about how it is programmed, so no one really knows
the “perfect” strategy. The result is that there are a number of
successful coaches that use different strategies, which is kind of
like it is in real life.
A season costs a maximum of $12.95, but I have found that
the cost is always less than this, because you get some credits
depending on how well your team does, and even if a team in
your conference goes to the post season. It takes about 45 days
to go through an entire season, including the job change period,
recruiting phase, non-conference, and conference schedules,
conference tournaments, and national tournament if you earn a
spot in it.
If you decide to give it a try, there are a number of “worlds” but
if you would like to be in the one I am in, reserve a team in the
“Smith” world. If you join, then e-mail me at tim@villaricanews.
net, and we can schedule a game.
I was able to talk What If Sports into offering a FREE FIRST
SEASON to the readers of Villa Rica News & Views during the
month of April. So, if this sounds like fun, please use the coupon
code that is in the ad on this page, and begin your coaching career.
But prepare to get beaten by mighty Oglethorpe!
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04/02 - @ Cleveland 8:00pm
04/03 - VS Detroit 7:00pm
04/06 - @ Charlotte 7:00pm
04/07 - @ Detroit 7:30pm
04/09 - VS Toronto 7:30pm
04/10 - @ Washington 7:00pm
04/12 - @ Milwaukee 8:00pm
04/14 - VS Cleveland 8:00pm
04/01 - @ DET 1:05pm
04/02 - VS CWS 7:05pm
04/03 - VS CWS 1:05pm
04/05 - VS CHC 4:10pm
04/07 - VS CHC 7:10pm
04/08 - VS CHC 7:10pm
04/09 - @ SF 4:35pm
04/10 - @ SF 10:05pm
04/11 - @ SF 4:05pm
04/12 - @ SD 6:35pm
04/14 - @ SD 10:05pm
04/15 - @ SD 6:35pm
04/16 - VS COL 7:35pm
04/17 - VS COL 7:10pm
04/18 - VS COL 1:35pm
04/20 - VS PHI 7:10pm
04/21 - VS PHI 7:10pm
04/22 - VS PHI 7:10pm
04/23 - @ NYM 7:10pm
04/24 - @ NYM 1:10pm
04/25 - @ NYM 8:05pm
04/26 - @ STL 8:15pm
04/27 - @ STL 8:15pm
04/28 - @ STL 8:15pm
04/29 - @ STL 1:40pm
04/30 - VS HOU 7:35pm
05/01 - VS HOU 3:10pm
05/02 - VS HOU 1:35pm
05/03 - @ WSH 7:05pm
05/05 - @ WSH 7:05pm
05/06 - @ WSH 7:05pm
05/07 - @ PHI 7:05pm
05/08 - @ PHI 3:10pm
05/09 - @ PHI 1:35pm
05/10 - @ MIL 8:10pm
05/11 - @ MIL 8:10pm
05/12 - @ MIL 1:10pm
05/14 - VS ARI 7:35pm
05/15 - VS ARI 7:10pm
05/16 - VS ARI 1:35pm
05/17 - VS NYM 7:10pm
05/20 - VS CIN 1:05pm
05/21 - @ PIT 7:05pm
05/22 - @ PIT 7:05pm
05/23 - @ PIT 1:35pm
05/25 - @ FLA 7:10pm
05/26 - @ FLA 7:10pm
05/27 - @ FLA 7:10pm
05/29 - VS PIT 7:10pm
05/30 - VS PIT 1:35pm
Breast Cancer benefit golf tournament to be
held May 17
The third annual Rally for the Cure benefit golf tournament
will take place at Mirror Lake Golf Club in Villa Rica on Monday,
May 17. Community support helped raise nearly $10,000 at last
year’s tournament, with proceeds benefitting the Susan G. Komen
Foundation in its fight against breast cancer. Please join the
Chapel Hills/ Mirror Lake Ladies’ and Men’s Golf Associations in
supporting this worthy cause.
The golf entry fee is $65 per person and the format is a four-
person net scramble. Breakfast, lunch, and tee gifts are included,
and prizes will be awarded for winners in three divisions: women
only, men only, and mixed teams. Many great items will also be
raffled off. Businesses and individuals are encouraged to contribute
to the benefit by sponsoring a golf hole for $100, donating a raffle
prize or making a cash donation, and/or entering the tournament.
All golfers are welcome; Canongate membership not required.
For more information, please call Debbie Lewis, 770-947-1131.
Entry forms are also available at the Mirror Lake and Chapel Hills
golf clubs.
Heirway Christian Academy To Host Annual
Charity Golf Tournament
Heirway Christian Academy, an interdenominational Christian
school based in Douglasville will host its annual charity golf
tournament at The Frog Golf Club, a world class golf course
designed by legendary golf course architect Tom Fazio, on April 16.
Tournament proceeds will benefit the Heirway Christian Academy
and will be used to upgrade the school’s gymnasium floor.
The tournament is designed as a four person Scramble with a
shotgun start beginning at 9:00am. Donations are tax deductible
and pre-registration cost per person is $110 per player or $400 for
a complete team. This includes green fees, cart rental, breakfast,
lunch, beverages, goody bags, and prizes. Prizes will be awarded
to the top two teams.
Door Prizes will be awarded during lunch and free range balls
will also be provided. All golfers are welcome.
Raffle tickets for a variety of themed baskets are also being sold
prior to the tournament and hole sponsorships are also available.
Tickets are $2 donation per ticket.
“We look forward to this event every year and are very excited
about sponsoring such a fun event that will involve individuals
throughout our community,” said Timothy Thomas, principal of
Heirway Christian Academy. “We hope local residents will come
out and support this event and the worthy organization it will
For more information about the golf tournament, please contact
Heirway Christian Academy at 770-489-4392 or Shelby Anderson
at 678-283-3994 or via e-mail at shelbya289@gmail.com.
Villa Rica Parks & Recreation Department to
host 1 Mile Fun Run
The Villa Rica Parks & Recreation Department will host a 1 Mile
Fun Run May 8 at 9:00am at Gold Dust Park. All proceeds benefit
AAU and USATF National Qualifiers. Registration is $10 on the
day of the event or $7 if you register early.
Visit vrtrackandfield.weebly.com or Gold Dust Park for more
Villa Rica Parks & Recreation Department to host 20th
Annual Bluegrass Springfest
The Villa Rica Parks & Recreation is hosting the 20th Annual
Bluegrass Springfest on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25
from 10:00am to 4:00pm at Gold Dust Park located at 646 In-
dustrial Boulevard. This two-day celebration will include arts and
crafts, food, national and regional entertainment, games, face
painting, inflatable slides, and more. Saturday’s entertainment in-
cludes Bullsboro, Peachtree Station and The Dappled Grays with
shared top billing. Sunday’s entertainment includes Dehlia Low,
Suggins Brothers with top billing going to Mountain Heart. Call
770-459-7011 for more information.
Villa Rica Teen Idol orientation and registration to
take place April 10
Villa Rica Teen Idol orientation and registration will take place
April 10 at Powell Park (524 Leslie Drive) at 3:00pm. For ages 13
through 18, this competition is for amateurs only. Parents are en-
couraged to attend. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded for
first, second and third place winner. There is a $5 registration fee
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Taste of Douglasville
Saturday, May 15th, 2010
11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
O‛Neal Plaza in Historic Downtown Douglasville
www.artsdouglas.org 770.949.2787
Taste of the Grape
Friday, May 14th, 6 to 8 p.m.
D.C. Chamber of Commerce
$15 per person, $12 CAC members
per person. Groups are limited to five people. All types of music
are welcome including country western, Christian, R&B, rock and
alternative. Lyrics must be free of derogatory language.
The first place winner will receive studio time at Rich Productions
Studio in Marietta.
For more information call Corlis Long at 770-832-3404 or Ce-
lestine Wiggins at 678-628-4485.
This event is presented by the Villa Rica Parks & Recreation De-
partment and Teens on the Move at Powell Park.
Skate-A-Thons to benefit Georgia Walk Now to be held
in April
A skate-a-thon to benefit the 2010 Georgia Walk Now for Au-
tism Speaks will be held from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Dazzles Skat-
ing Rink in Douglasville April 1 and 29. Admission is $4 per skater.
There will be door prizes and a raffle. Call Crystal Pollard at 678-
520-7462 for more information.
Carrollton Artist Guild presents Faces
The Carrollton Artist Guild presents Faces, a group exhibit, April
2 through April 23 at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center in the
Galleria. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am
to 5:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Additional eve-
ning and weekend hours vary according to Art Center events. Call
770-838-1083 for more information.
Carrollton Artist Guild presents Translated Landscapes
Brian Taylor, Translated Landscapes, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
will be on display May 7 through June 28 at the Carrollton Cultural
Arts Center in the Roush Gallery. An opening reception will be held
Friday, May 7 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The Gallery is open Mon-
day through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday from
9:00am to 2:00pm. Additional evening and weekend hours vary
according to Art Center events. Call 770-838-1083 for more in-
April Video Game Releases
Yard Sale Hidden Tresures:
Sunnyvillle (DS)
Arcade Shooter: Ilvelo (WII)
House M.D. (DS)
Quantum Theory (PS3) (X360)
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the
Ripper (X360)
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell:
Conviction (PC) (X360)
Art of Murder: FBI Top Secret
Beat City (DS)
Dementium II (DS)
Flip’s Twisted World (WII) Ac-
Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf
Valley PSP Strategy
Mean Girls (DS)
Mind Over Matter (DS)
Monster Hunter Tri (WII)
thinkSMART (DS)
2010 FIFA (PS3) PSP (WII)
Black Mirror 2 (PC)
DanceDanceRevolution (PS3)
Dead to Rights (PS3) (X360)
Farmtopia (DS)
Final Fight (PS3) (X360)
Fishdom 2 (PC)
Millennium 3 (PC)
My First Dollhouse (DS)
NIER (PS3) (X360)
Pirates Plund-Arrr (WII)
Record of Agarest War (PS3)
Runaway: A Twist of Fate (DS)
Satisfashion (WII)
Super Street Fighter IV (PS3)
Tactical Intervention (PC)
Cool Beads April classes
April 3: 9:00am - Crystaline Beauty Bracelet; 2:00pm - Wig Jig Class
April 10: 9:00am-Beading 101; 2:00pm-Twisted Chainmaille Bracelet
April 17: 9:00am-Majestic Beaded Necklace; 2:00pm-Peyote Stitch Bracelet
April 24: 9:00am-1/2 Persian Chainmaille Bracelet; 2:00pm-Crystal Tennis
Cool Beads is located at 2911 Chapel Hill Road and can be reached
at 678-391-8722 for more information or to register.
Local resident publishes ‘The Linthead’
On Saturday, March 6th, Charles Edmund “Hoot” Sauls held his first
book signing at Forever Berry’s
in downtown Villa Rica for his
new book “The Linthead”.
Hoot, as most call him, was
born and raised in the cotton
mill town of Fullerville, Georgia,
and his book recounts how the
cotton mill employees and oth-
ers played an important part in
his life. It is a story of a period
where the lint floated freely in
the air and men and women bonded together with respect, hard work
and love for each other.
He is married to Edith, his wife of fifty-nine years. He has three daugh-
ters, seven grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren.
“The Linthead” was released to book stores on March 23. For more
information on receiving a signed copy of “The Linthead” call 770-459-
The WGS welcomes newcomers. They meet at 7:00pm
the second Monday of each month at Lowell Opry
House in Carrollton.
www. wgshut t er bugs. or g
West Georgia Shutterbugs Monthly Photo Contest
1st Place
Black & White Print
“My Favorite Cousin”
by Dawn Roberts
1st Place Color Print
“Love You” by
Debbie McIntosh
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COVER PHOTO CONTEST! Have your photo featured as the cover photo for the July issue of Villa Rica News & Views! All
photos must be high resolution, and in a shape that will lend itself to the cover. Remember - this is for the JULY cover, so send
in your SUMMER themed photos. If photos do not fit requirements, they will not be placed in the contest. Readers will e-mail
in their votes for their choice for the cover photo. Send entries to submissions@villaricanews.net.
Please do not include watermarks/copyrights on images.
By Anita Reid By Tracy Lee By Tamara Deming By Abi Shaffer
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The photo which receives the most votes will be on the May cover of the magazine.
Only one vote per e-mail address will be counted.
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By Anna Scasny By Amberly Hines
By Marsha Britt
This photo will appear on
the May cover! Make sure
to vote for the May cover
as well as submit your own
photo! It could appear on
a future cover of Villa Rica
News & Views.
Paulding Photography Club meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7:00pm at 122 Main Street in Dallas. The
club is open to all with an interest in the art of photography and growing 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.
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a major housing development. But
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homes of the local forest creatures,
the animals seek revenge by turning
a peaceful cul-de-sac into a battle-
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April Movie Releases
Google launches free 411 service
If you hate paying the 411 charges when you need a number,
here’s a number worth putting in your cell phone, or your home
phone speed dial: 1-800-goog411 (1-800-466-4411). Google has
launched a free 411 service. It will even connect your call for free.
Note: for Villa Rica address, you must say ‘Villa Reeka’ to get the
automated system to recognize the city.
04/02 Clash of the Titans • PG-13 • Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson
04/09 Date Night • PG-13 • Steve Carrell, Tina Fey
04/23 The Back-up Plan • Not Yet Rated • Jennifer Lopez
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Home & Garden
What’s Hot and What’s Not for 2010
By Karen Hartley, a local interior designer and deco-
rator. As owner of Interiors by Decorating Den, she has
been in business for 23 years. She can be reached at
Isn’t it great fun to learn a bit about what’s new
in decorating? Each year new color and design trends abound,
and most of my clients are curious as to where these new ideas
actually originate. Did you know that most of our home furnishing
design trends actually follow design trends in the woman’s fashion
industry? So what you see walking down the red carpet today,
might actually be translated into one of the hottest design trends
of tomorrow!
Simple, Clean Lines Abound. Typically, we see a bit more of a
traditional design style when we talk about a transitional design.
Today, this transitional design style tends to have a more modern
contemporary influence rather than traditional. Look for cleaner,
straighter lines in upholstered and occasional furniture style. We
also see a trend to smaller scaled furniture styles. And many of
today’s new occasional tables tend to feature straight rather than
curved lines.
Texture Continues To Take Center Stage. Whether you chose
to display your love of texture in your upholstery – leather, ultra
suede, or micro fiber, or in your wall art, with dramatic wrought
iron designs, texture continues to add drama to any décor. Area
rugs in various styles, shapes and designs, help add visual interest
to hard-wood or tile floors. And draperies deliciously designed
with silks, and embroidered patterns continue to be all the rage.
Details. Brass or silver toned nail head trim instantly adds dra-
ma when outlining the wood frames of many of today’s furniture
pieces. Appliques, embossing, leather piping, beaded fringe, and
dramatic tassels and tiebacks continue their everlasting popular-
Paisley Prints Pizzazz. We’ve seen years when the trends have
gone from large dramatic florals, to small geometric designs.
One of the hottest print styles for the coming years will be paisley
designs. This beautifully ornate pattern was commonly used for
19th century shawls manufactured in the town of Paisley, Scot-
land. And the Scots got the idea from Kashmir shawls made in
India around the 1800’s. Filled with a myriad of gorgeous colors,
paisley designs add excitement and pizzazz to any décor.
Grey – The New Beige. When it comes to color trends, we’ll
be seeing a more glamorous and dramatic color palette this year.
Grey is definitely the new beige, and purple continues to be a hot
accent color!
Luscious Layers. Designers have layered window treatments
for centuries. And, now that same luxurious feel is moving from
windows to floors. Area rugs abound in colors, shapes, styles and
textures. And one of the hottest trends today is to layer your floor
–not with just one area rug – but two or three. Area rugs placed
over carpeting not only adds instantaneous visual interest, but can
help give a tired carpet a fresh new look.
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Submitted by Alternative Environments, 678-840-4449, www.al-
ternativeenvironments.com. Alternative Environments offers turf care
and pest solutions.
More than 365,000 homes in the U.S. are involved in a fire each
year. More than 600,000 U.S. homes suffer termite damage totaling
over 1.5 billion dollars annually. This is more than the annual damage
caused by all fires, storms and earthquakes combined. More than 2
million homes need termite treatment each year. Homeowners insur-
ance may cover losses from fires, floods and earthquakes, but it’s al-
most impossible to get insurance against termites.
Finding out that your home has termites scares most homeowners.
Typically you can’t see or hear them, and often only a trained inspec-
tor can detect an infestation. Treatment by a homeowner to control
termites is virtually impossible. Specialized knowledge and equipment
are needed for effective control.
Termites are found in almost every state as well as Mexico and Can-
ada. They can eat wood, paper, books, cardboard boxes or furniture.
In buildings with steel framing and masonry walls, termites can destroy
wooden doors, window frames, support beams, cabinets or shelving.
How Termites Live
Although there are more than 2,000 species of termites, the East-
ern and Western subterranean termites are by far the most common,
most widest distributed and most damaging in the U.S. The following
description refers to these closely related species.
Termites eat cellulose, a complex chemical in plant cell walls, and
they are very important in the natural decomposition of fallen trees and
other plant products. Subterranean termites build their colonies in the
soil or tree poles, and rely mainly on the soil for moisture.
A subterranean colony may have 60,000 to 1.5 million termites,
including several “castes,” each with distinct behaviors. These include
reproductives (queen, king and winged swarmers), soldiers and work-
ers. Workers are small (0.1 – 0.25 in. long), creamy white insects. Sol-
diers are larger (0.2-0.4 in. long) with one soldier for every 20 workers,
and have a large dark head, with long, strong, sharp pointed jaws that
they use to attack intruders. Property owners seldom see workers or
soldiers, but in the spring they may see swarming “winged reproduc-
tives,” which can easily be confused with a winged ant unless you look
Preventive Measures You can Take
You can do several things as a homeowner to help prevent termite
infestations including:
• STACK all firewood, lumber or other wooden items several feet
away from your building.
• KEEP all wood supports of porches, patios, decks or separate
buildings more than one foot from contact with your home’s founda-
tions; and use only pressure treated wood for all construction that con-
tacts the ground. Even treated wood has a limited protection period.
• MOVE all wood containing mulch (even cedar or redwood) and
decorative wood chips at least one foot from your home’s foundation.
Sand and stones can be just as attractive an alternative and they dis-
courage pest (including termite harborage next to your building.
• REPAIR leaking water lines or fixtures, especially if they wet any
part(s) of your house. Repair any eaves, downspouts or roofs that allow
your house to get wet even occasionally.
• MONITOR moisture levels and take steps to reduce moisture
build up in any crawl spaces.
• RELOCATE frequently watered gardens or flowerbeds as far away
from the house as you can.
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Don’t Rely on Others for Your Retirement
Submitted by Amy L. Brown, 228 S. Carroll Rd, Villa
Rica, 678-840-5000, www.amybrown.biz
Recent debates about Social Security and the in-
creasing number of employers reducing or eliminat-
ing employee pensions have underscored the need for
a sound retirement plan. Gone are the days when em-
ployees were guaranteed a percentage of their salaries once they
leave a company. While Social Security may or may not change, it
was never intended to be the sole source of retirement income.
Retirement planning is something everyone needs regardless of
their existing situations. If the current financial debates tell us any-
thing it’s this: the only funding you can count on is that which you
do yourself.
Some of the options you have are individual retirement accounts
(IRAs) or an employer-sponsored plan such as a 401(k). Contribu-
tions you make to a 401(k) can reduce your federal income tax
burden and the contribution limits are higher than those of an IRA.
Plans are available for any size of business, be it a large corporation
or a small mom and pop operation.
Contributions to traditional IRAs may be income-tax deductible.
While Roth IRA contributions are not deductible qualified distribu-
tions are received free from federal income taxes. An IRA is some-
thing you can set up with the help of a financial professional. There
are a number of options available when choosing how you want to
fund your IRA.
No one can be sure what the future holds in store. Making prep-
arations for a number of possibilities can begin with careful plan-
ning. You can start by contacting a financial professional to discuss
your goals and how to reach them.
Reminders from the Social Security Administration
By Paul D. Barnes, Social Security Regional Commissioner in At-
Tax Time is right around the corner. If you haven’t filed your
tax return yet, now is the time. But before you begin, you should
make sure you have everything you need. For example, if you plan
to claim your children or any other dependents on your tax return,
you’ll need to have a Social Security number for each individual. If
you don’t already have a Social Security number for a dependant,
you better get to it right away. Applications and evidence require-
ments are available online at www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber.
Request your 1099 online. If you receive Social Security ben-
efits and your total annual income is $25,000 or more for an indi-
vidual or $32,000 or more for a couple, you may need to pay taxes
on a portion of your Social Security benefits. If so, you’ll need your
SSA-1099, which shows the total amount of benefits received in
the previous year. All 1099s were mailed by January 31, 2010. If
you receive Social Security and have not yet received a 1099 for
2009, you can request a replacement online at www.socialsecurity.
Easy as A, B, C. If you’re covered under Medicare Part A, but
originally opted not to apply for Medicare Part B, now’s the time
to enroll in Part B. You’ll have to act fast, because the general
enrollment period ends on March 31. Medicare Part A (hospital

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