The Catoosa County News - - SPIR­I­TUAL MAT­TERS -

be­ing sold in 5, 10, and 25 pound bags for $5, $10 and $25 — $1 per pound. To or­der these freshly har­vested vi­dalias call Leon El­lis, 706-931-2551, or LeBron Car­den, 706820-9452. COM­MU­NITY ·

is ac­cept­ing

New Dawn ap­pli­ca­tions for six weeks of sum­mer camp

at our web­site: www. camp­new­ or by call­ing 706-539-2235. We are a camp for all ages, grades 1-12 and of­fer tra­di­tional camp weeks, ad­ven­ture camps sports camp and Civil War Camp. A mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ence of fun and faith is guar­an­teed. Schol­ar­ships are avail­able for chil­dren who are liv­ing with grand­par­ents and from low in­come fam­i­lies.


Lee’s Chapel Com­mu­nity Church Catoosa Park­way, Tun­nel Hill,

lo­cated at 3253

is hold­ing Sun­day ser­vices at 2 p.m. in the fel­low­ship hall. The church is hold­ing a monthly singing to raise the money to re­pair the church. Sing­ings will be the sec­ond Satur­day of the month.

COM­MU­NITY · The Friends of the

Gor­donLee Man­sion of­fers tours

of the his­toric Man­sion in Chicka­mauga from 11 a.m. un­til 3 p.m.

be­gin­ning June 2 and end­ing on La­bor Day. Ad­mis­sion is $5 adults and $1 for 12 and un­der. All pro­ceeds go to the Friends of the Gor­don-Lee Man­sion, a 501c3 or­ga­ni­za­tion, for preser­va­tion.


Satur­days, Camp

on Catoosa County Board of Com­mis­sion­ers’ meet­ings,

which are open to the pub­lic, are held the

first and third Tues­days each month at 6 p.m.

in the Ad­min­is­tra­tion Build­ing, 800 LaFayette Street, Ring­gold. Any cit­i­zen may speak at a com­mis­sion meet­ing on any sub­ject for five min­utes. No ad­vance no­tice is re­quired. The com­mis­sion­ers may ex­tend a cit­i­zen’s al­lot­ted time if they feel the sit­u­a­tion mer­its it.


Ring­gold City Coun­cil meet­ings,

which are open to the pub­lic, are held the

sec­ond and fourth Mon­days each month at 7 p.m.

at City Hall, 150 Ten­nessee Street, Ring­gold. Any cit­i­zen may speak at a coun­cil meet­ing on any sub­ject. There is no time limit and no ad­vance no­tice is re­quired.


Fort Oglethorpe City Coun­cil meet­ings,

which are open to the pub­lic, are held the

sec­ond and fourth Mon­days each month at 6 p.m.

at City Hall, 500 City Drive, Fort Oglethorpe. To speak at a coun­cil meet­ing, cit­i­zens must con­tact the city clerk (706-866-2544, ext. 1300) no later than 4:30 p.m. the Thurs­day be­fore the meet­ing at which they wish to speak. They must give their name and the sub­ject on which they wish to speak, and that in­for­ma­tion is passed on to the city man­ager for re­view. At the coun­cil meet­ing the cit­i­zen will have five min­utes to speak. The mayor or coun­cil may ex­tend that time.


Rossville Com­mu­nity Min­istries,

a min­istry of Rossville area churches, is a to help fam­i­lies or in­di­vid­u­als in the Rossville area. Non-per­ish­able food items, cash do­na­tions and vol­un­teers are needed. The Rossville Com­mu­nity Min­istries is open Mon­days and Thurs­days from noon un­til 3 p.m. They are at South Rossville Bap­tist Church, 101 East Peachtree Street. Those com­ing for the first time should call 706-866-3888 dur­ing of­fice hours to find out what is nec­es­sary to avail them­selves of this ser­vice.


food pantry Foun­da­tions at First Preschool

ap­pli­ca­tions for the 2018-19 school year. LaFayette First United Methodist Church,

is now ac­cept­ing

Lo­cated in

the pro­gram of­fers part­time

preschool and pre-k pro­grams.

For in­for­ma­tion call 706 638 2057 MEET­ING · The

Catoosa County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety meets

ev­ery sec­ond Mon­day of the month at 7 p.m. at the Old Stone Church, High­way 41, in Ring­gold. The Old Stone Church is also open for tours Fri­day-Sun­day, from 1-5 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 706935-5232.


Ly­erly United Methodist

is look­ing for all types of vendors for its 10th

An­nual Car & Truck Show and Craft Fes­ti­val

that will be held Satur­day, Aug. 11, at Dowdy Park on the cor­ner of U.S. High­way 27 and state High­way 114 in down­town Sum­merville. For an ap­pli­ca­tion or more in­for­ma­tion call Judy Motes at 706-857-6008 and leave a

MEET­ING · There are ev­ery Mon­day 7 p.m. at the

AA meet­ings

Rock Spring United Methodist Church.

The church is lo­cated at 3477 Peav­ine Road, Rock Spring. For more info con­tact 423-605-3388 or for com­plete area times and meet­ing places, visit AA­ge­or­


Re­cov­ery At Ring­gold

is a Christ-cen­tered, Bi­b­li­cally-based,

non­de­nom­i­na­tional re­cov­ery pro­gram

that is de­signed to pro­vide sup­port for any­one who is strug­gling with

com­pul­sive is­sues or ad­dic­tive be­hav­iors.

It is a “safe place,” which means no one will judge you or try to force their idea of “nor­mal liv­ing” on you. You will find peo­ple who are go­ing through the same is­sues you may be fac­ing from whom you can gain ex­pe­ri­ence, strength and hope. Din­ner served from 6-6:45 p.m., a wor­ship ser­vice at 7 p.m. and open shar­ing groups of­fered at 8:15 p.m. ev­ery Thurs­day night, 52 weeks a year, at Ring­gold United Methodist Church. De­tails at Re­cov­eryAtRing­gold. com or 706-935-4777.


· Se­niors and Friends of Fort Oglethorpe

group meets each Wed­nes­day from 10 a.m. un­til 1:30 p.m. at Con­sti­tu­tion Hall on For­rest Road. This all-vol­un­teer group of­fers games, crafts, blood pres­sure/ blood sugar check, bingo and re­fresh­ments. For in­for­ma­tion or trans­porta­tion, call Karon Parker at 423-5957109 or Taire Pul­ver at 423-227-7720.


Catoosa County Demo­cratic Party

gen­er­ally meets the third Thurs­day each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Graysville vot­ing precinct. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact C. Grif­fith by email at cagdemo­crat@gmail. com.


Rossville Pub­lic Li­brary Robotics Club for lo­cal home­school fam­i­lies.

has a FREE

The Robotics Club is held at the li­brary ev­ery other Thurs­day from 2-3 p.m. and is ap­pro­pri­ate for ages 8-14.. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion about robotics or other pro­grams, visit the li­brary at 504 McFar­land Ave. or call 706-866-1368.


True Life Church at The Re­nais­sance Cen­ter,

630 North Av­enue, Rossville, in­vites you to ser­vices on Sun­day at 9:30 a.m. and Wed­nes­day Food & Fel­low­ship at 6:30 p.m. fol­lowed by adult bible study at 7 p.m. Visit us at www.thetru­ or call 423-260-2774.


LaFayette-Walker County Li­brary,

305 South Duke Street, in LaFayette hosts

“Ready to Read Story Time”

ev­ery Mon­day and Tues­day at 10:30 a.m. Both pro­grams are iden­ti­cal. The pro­gram con­sists of sto­ries, crafts, songs and games de­signed to pre­pare chil­dren for suc­cess­ful school ca­reers.


Catoosa County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety meets

ev­ery sec­ond Mon­day of the month at 7 p.m. at the Old Stone Church, U.S. High­way 41, in Ring­gold. The Old Stone Church is also open for tours Fri­day-Sun­day, from 1-5 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 706935-5232.


Walker County School Dis­trict

is at­tempt­ing to iden­tify all chil­dren in their school sys­tem that are res­i­dents of Walker County and may be in need of

spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion ser­vices.

All chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties ages 0-21 are en­ti­tled to spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion ser­vices. If you know a child ages 0-2 who might be in need of ser­vices, con­tact

Early In­ter­ven­tion — Ba­bies Can’t Wait

at 706-802-5072 or 1-888736-5329. If you know a child be­tween the ages of 3-21 who might be in need of ser­vices, con­tact Angie In­gram, Di­rec­tor of at 706-375-9900, or call the GA Statewide Child Find of­fice toll free at 1-800-282-7552.


Spe­cial Ed­u­ca­tion Women’s Min­istry of Keith Bap­tist Church

in­vites you to join them on the of each month at 9 a.m. for a

free break­fast, fel­low­ship and Bible study.

The church is lo­cated at 1573 Keith Road in Ring­gold. For more in­for­ma­tion, please call Emily Sal­ter at 423.315.0606.


A Sui­cide Sur­vivors sup­port group

meets the first Thurs­day of ev­ery month from 7-8:30 p.m. at Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal in Chat­tanooga in the main din­ing room. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Hilda at 697-9432. This group is for sur­viv­ing fam­ily mem­bers and friends of those who have died by sui­cide. COM­MU­NITY ·

, a non-profit chil­dren’s min­istry, meets Thurs­days from 6-7:30 p.m. at 108 Wither Street, in LaFayette. Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude a free hot meal, Bible study, ac­tiv­i­ties and games. Six bus routes run within the city lim­its. For more in­for­ma­tion call 706-6393234 or 423-602-1046.

CLUB · Guests are wel­come when the

4 Christ Ring­gold Ki­wa­nis Club

ev­ery Tues­day morn­ing,


first Satur­day

from 7-8 a.m. for break­fast and fel­low­ship at the First Bap­tist Church of Ring­gold, lo­cated at 7611 Nashville St. Call Wayne Pen­ning­ton, 423-838-3535, for more in­for­ma­tion.


LaFayette-Walker County Li­brary,

305 Duke Street, in LaFayette, of­fers “in the Mor­ri­son Study Room ev­ery Mon­day from 5-6 p.m. Color­ing sheets and sup­plies will be pro­vided. Ages 16+. COM­MU­NITY ·

would like to re­mind fam­i­lies that the use of ad­dict­ing drugs is on the rise. If you know any­one who is strug­gling with drug ad­dic­tion, Nar­conon is avail­able to help. Call for a

adult color­ing” Nar­conon Kids

free brochure on the signs of ad­dic­tion for all drugs.

Nar­conon also of­fers free screen­ings and re­fer­rals. Call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSo­lu­tion. com.

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