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Satur­day, Sept. 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. BBQ, baked beans, cole slaw, cake. Price: $6 plate / $2.50 Sand­wich. Come out and sup­port us with this spe­cial fundraiser.

An­drew and Le­mer Baker Fam­ily Re­union will be Sun­day, Sept. 24 at Old Oostanaula School build­ing. Doors open at 11 a.m. Bring a cov­ered dish.

Week of Oct. 1

AARP Smart Driver - the new and en­hanced driv­ing re­fresher course from AARP Driver Safety will be of­fered at the Vic­tory Fel­low­ship Cen­ter Church, lo­cated at 925 Oothcalooga Street in Cal­houn. The class will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Satur­day, Oct. 7, 2017 and will be taught by cer­ti­fied vol­un­teer in­struc­tor Sheila Pow­ell. Since 1979, AARP Driver Safety has helped over 15 mil­lion older driv­ers stay safe, ed­u­cated and con­fi­dent be­hind the wheel. AARP Smart Driver Course par­tic­i­pants will learn: valu­able de­fen­sive driv­ing skills; proven safety strate­gies; how to stay cur­rent with the lat­est driv­ing tech­nolo­gies; the cur­rent rules of the road, spe­cific to your com­mu­nity, and how to man­age and ac­com­mo­date Com­mon age-re­lated changes in vi­sion, hear­ing and re­ac­tion time. Par­tic­i­pants are en­cour­aged to check with their in­sur­ance agent to see if they are el­i­gi­ble for an in­sur­ance dis­count. There are no tests re­quired to pass the Course. The course is open to driv­ers of all ages and costs $15 for AARP mem­bers and $20 for non­mem­bers, pay­ment can be made by cash or check. Please bring your AARP mem­ber­ship card. Lunch will be on your own. Par­tic­i­pants are en­cour­aged to pre reg­is­ter as class size is

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post #47 in­vited ev­ery­one to Vet­eran’s Day Sup­per on Satur­day, Nov. 11, 2017 at The Na­tional Guard Ar­mory at 6 p.m. Please call to con­firm your seat at the Vet­er­ans ta­bles. Amer­i­can Le­gion 706629-6975 Joe Raburn/ Com­man­der.

Cal­houn Elkettes presents BINGO on Satur­day, Nov. 11 be­gin­ning at 7 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m. at the Cal­houn Elks Lodge, lo­cated at 143 Craig­town Road NE in Cal­houn. Food, game prizes, door prizes and split the pot. Call Pam at 706-280-5168 for more in­for­ma­tion.


The Vet­er­ans of For­eign Wars post 5376 in Cal­houn would like to an­nounce that there will be a Post Ser­vice Of­fi­cer on site to as­sist any vet­er­ans with ben­e­fits on Thurs­days from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. The VFW is lo­cated at 406 West Line Street in Cal­houn. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Johnny Kel­ley 706-9888517. The Mil­i­tary Or­der

meets the first Mon­day of the month ex­cept hol­i­days at the Rome Na­tion Guard Ar­mory lo­cated at 340 Wil­shire Road at 6:00 P M. All vet­er­ans who have been awarded the Pur­ple Heart are el­i­gi­ble for mem­ber­ship and are in­vited to join. For more in­for­ma­tion: Con­tact Howard Cothran at 706-676-44692 or Al­fred Carnes at 706-802-8262.

The Cal­houn Hous­ing Au­thor­ity Board of Com­mis­sion­ers meet on the fourth Wed­nes­day of each month for the reg­u­lar called Board Meet­ings at 12:00 p.m. Spe­cial Board meet­ings will be ad­ver­tised in ad­vance. All meet­ings are held at 607 Oothcalooga St. Cal­houn, Geor­gia. The pub­lic is in­vited to at­tend. Call to ver­ify a meet­ing is sched­ule prior to at­tend­ing.

The Cal­houn Area Writ­ers meet ev­ery third Fri­day of the month at The Har­ris Arts Cen­ter from 6-7:30 p.m. The club ex­ists to sup­port writ­ers, from pub­lished au­thors to those who sim­ply en­joy writ­ing down their thoughts.

If you are a HOME­OWNER and have served in the United States Mil­i­tary or are a Sur­viv­ing Spouse and live in Gordon or Bar­tow County, you may qual­ify for up to $13,000 in FREE home re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion such as a new roof, ex­te­rior win­dows and doors, cen­tral heat and air, low flow plumb­ing, etc. Con­tact New Foun­da­tions De­vel­op­ment, Inc. and ask for Carol Hatch at 706-629-9183 ext, 14 Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. In­come lim­its ap­ply and funds are lim­ited so don’t wait or you will miss out. This pro­gram is for VET­ER­ANS and Sur­viv­ing Spouses ONLY. ( New Foun­da­tions De­vel­op­ment, Inc. is a lo­cal non­profit work­ing in con­junc­tion with the Cal­houn Hous­ing Au­thor­ity, North­Side Bank of Cal­houn, North Geor­gia Na­tional Bank.)

Fair­mount Li­brary is now lo­cated in­side of City Hall on the sec­ond floor. Story time is held ev­ery sec­ond Satur­day of the month at 11 a.m. and New Hori­zon Book Club is held on the sec­ond Thurs­day of the month. For more in­for­ma­tion call 706-337-5306.

Story times at the Cal­houn-Gordon County Li­brary, 100 N. Park Ave. in Cal­houn, are 10:30 a.m. on Thurs­days.

The Cal­houn Adult Learn­ing Cen­ter has so much to of­fer. Make the cen­ter your win­dow to the world. Free study pro­grams are of­fered dur­ing the day and evening ses­sions. En­roll in adult ed­u­ca­tion to­day. Call 706-624-1111. The cen­ter is lo­cated on the cam­pus of Geor­gia North­west­ern Tech­ni­cal Col­lege.

Lutheran Ser­vices of Geor­gia’s Spe­cial­ized Fos­ter Care Pro­gram is re­cruit­ing in­di­vid­u­als and cou­ples to pro­vide safe and sta­ble fos­ter homes for chil­dren wait­ing in Geor­gia’s fos­ter sys­tem. In­for­ma­tion Ses­sions are held on the first Thurs­day of ev­ery month at 5:30 p.m. at the Rome Of­fice, lo­cated at 336 Broad Street, Ste. 200 Rome, GA 30161. In­di­vid­ual ses­sions may be sched­uled to ac­com­mo­date fam­i­lies, as needed. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Laura Fowler at 706-5127777 or

Lutheran Ser­vices of Geor­gia’s Her­itage Adop­tion Pro­gram part­ners with DFCS to find For­ever Fam­i­lies for chil­dren wait­ing in Geor­gia’s fos­ter care sys­tem. In­for­ma­tion Ses­sions are held on the 3rd Thurs­day of ev­ery month at 6 p.m. at the Rome Of­fice, lo­cated at 336 Broad St, Suite 200. In­di­vid­ual ses­sions may be sched­uled to ac­com­mo­date fam­i­lies, as needed. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact or call 706-506-0649.

TALLATOONA BE­GINS LIHEAP HEAT­ING AS­SIS­TANCE. Nov. 1 is the date Tallatoona will be­gin ac­cept­ing ap­point­ments for the heat­ing as­sis­tance pro­gram. Sched­ule an ap­point­ment on­line at www. tal­la­toonacap. org and click on Book Now, or by call­ing 770-773-7730. The fol­low­ing doc­u­ments will be needed for ap­point­ments: driv­ers li­cense or state is­sued photo ID; orig­i­nal so­cial se­cu­rity cards for ev­ery­one liv­ing in house­hold; proof of cit­i­zen­ship or im­mi­gra­tion sta­tus such as driver’s li­cense, US mil­i­tary ID, US pass­port, state is­sued photo I, US per­ma­nent res­i­dent card, alien reg­is­tra­tion card, em­ploy­ment au­tho­riza­tion doc­u­ment, cer­tifi­cate of cit­i­zen­ship; most cur­rent heat­ing bill within the past 30 days; if your home is heated with nat­u­ral gas, kerosene, propane or wood you MUST bring both your heat­ing bill and elec­tric bill to the ap­point­ment; proof of in­come for the last 30 days for ev­ery­one 18 years or older liv­ing in the home in­clud­ing al­imony, child sup­port, dis­abil­ity, pen­sion, rental in­come, re­tire­ment, so­cial se­cu­rity, un­em­ploy­ment, wages from work, wages from self em­ploy­ment and work­ers com­pen­sa­tion.

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