Week of Nov. 5
The Rome Chapter of NARFE (National Association of Active and Retired Federal Civil Service Employees) will have their monthly meeting at the Landmark Restaurant on Martha Berry Highway in Rome, GA on Thursday, November 9, from 11: 15 a. m. - 1 p. m. The local chapter is concentrating on their member recruiting and retention efforts. The guest speaker at this month meeting will be Georgia State Senator Chuck Hufstetler. The monthly luncheon meeting are open to all current Federal civil service employees in the northwest Georgia region who want to learn what NARFE stands for and the organization’s on- going fight for the right and benefits of current and retired federal civil service employees. All current and retired federal civil service employees have the right, and are encouraged to become members of NARFE., for through membership current and future members will be able to obtain many answers as they pertain to their earned rights and privileges. Meeting attendees will always receive the latest news regarding federal civil service matters and retirement data, as well as changes to Social Security. Those qualifying for membership are cordially invited to attend our meetings, and transportation for prospective members ( living within the Rome area) to attend the meeting MAY BE made available, so please contact Duke Borchardt at 706- 2321986. All active and retired federal civil service employees living within Northwest Georgia are invited to attend our meeting, and to learn more about the organizations goals.
Gordon Hospital, Gordon EMS, and Chickfil- A of Calhoun will honor the community’s veterans by hosting a free Veterans Lunch. All veterans are invited to enjoy a free, dine- in only lunch at Chick- fil- A in Calhoun, located at 495 Highway 53 East on Friday, Nov. 10 from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m.
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 706- 629- 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.
Tim’s Toy Run 2017- A Christmas of Many Colors will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11 in memory of Tim “Goose” Jacobsen to benefit children in need. Registration at 11 a. m. at Race Trac located at Hwy. 53 in Calhoun. KSU at 12 p. m. Cost is $ 20 or toy of equal value ( passenger included in price). Ends at Duke’s of Calhoun on Dews Pond Road, where a meal will be served to all riders and those who donate. Cagers welcome. There will be regular door prizes and passenger only door prize. Hosted by the O. B. K, III% Brotherhood, Twisted Iron Society, White Knights, SBC, Full Assault MC. Sponsored by Dukes and Ken’s Motorcycle Tire.
Gordon County Veterans to hold Veteran’s
$ 1 membership fee for the first year on Veterans Day only. Marine veteran Ben Harbor and his band will perform live at 1 p. m.; Cornhole Tournament at 1 p. m.; 3- ball Pool Tournament at 3 p.m. and Army veteran Jerry Gayton live acoustic performance at 8 p. m. Gordon County Veterans is located at 1219 US 41 North in Calhoun.
Fairmount City Library will have $ 1- a- Book Book Sale Nov. 20- 22. Preview sale date on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 from 10 a. m. until 2 p. m. We provide the bag and you fill it. We are upstairs in the Fairmount City Hall. If you have any questions please call 706- 337- 3110.
Week of Nov. 19
All members of the community are invited, as well as families served by PruittHealth Hospice of Calhoun, along with partners of our organization to the Fall Memorial Service on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 at 3 p. m. at the Seventh- day Adventist Church, located at 1411 Rome Road in Calhoun. From I-75 take Highway 53 heading west to Rome. Proceed past Hwy 53 & 53 Spur interchange - Texaco station on your right – Church will be on your right within the next half mile.
The Elder and Mrs. Jason Davis Memorial Sacred Harp Singing on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 at 10 a. m. Dinner on the grounds at noon. Historic Sugar Valley Baptist Church located at 4380 Sugar Valley Road NW, Sugar Valley GA, 30746. GPS: 34.574923, - 85.024869.
Fairmount City Library will have $ 1- a- Book Book Sale Nov. 20- 22. Preview sale date on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 from 10 a. m. until 2 p. m. We provide the bag and you fill it. We are upstairs in the Fairmount City Hall. If
FIRST THURSDAY BOOK CLUB will meet at 7 p. m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, at Shoney’s on Red Bud Road. We will discuss William Kent Krueger’s book Ordinary Grace. “I realized within pages this would be one of the best books I’ve read in recent years. The gathering threat and its consummation are satisfying and meaningful. This is an intelligent and compelling story told with great heart.... A perfect book club read, truly a book to love and read more than once. Absolutely recommended.” ( Historical Novel Society). ALL ARE WELCOME! Arrive a little earlier to enjoy dinner! For more information contact Roberta Charbonneau at 678- 773- 5655.
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- 988- 8517.
The Military Order of the Purple Heart Rome Chapter 525, 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.