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Ap­pli­ca­tions for will be taken start­ing Tues­day, Jan. 9, 2018, for as­sis­tance with power bills from the Rock­mart-Aragon United Fund in the Rock­mart Mu­nic­i­pal Com­plex at 214 N. Pied­mont Ave., Rock­mart, from open­ing hours un­til 2 p.m. Only those Rock­martarea (in­clud­ing Aragon and East Polk County) Ge­or­gia Power cus­tomers seek­ing help can ap­ply, and are re­quired to bring their most re­cent power bill and so­cial se­cu­rity cards for all mem­bers of a house­hold in­clud­ing chil­dren. Ap­pli­cants must show up in per­son to re­quest in­for­ma­tion and fill out forms. Bills must be 10 days past due and have at least two charges on them be­fore be­ing con­sid­ered. Rules and guide­lines will be fol­lowed, and there is no guar­an­tee of help for Rock­mart cus­tomers, but the or­ga­ni­za­tion will con­sider all ap­pli­cants from Rock­mart.

On Satur­day, Jan. 6, Keep Polk Beau­ti­ful invites every­one to bring their Christ­mas tree to the Polk/ Har­al­son Chris­tian Cen­ter at 3900 An­ti­och Road, Cedar­town, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tree seedlings, free flower pack­ets, and a free pet­ting zoo pro­vided by The Cook Farm will be on site for the event.

Need to get an item onto the Area Cal­en­dar of Events? Email to­day! All items must be in at least two weeks be­fore the event to ap­pear in the Stan­dard Jour­nal on time.

The next spaghetti din­ner at the Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 12 will be held on Wed­nes­day, Jan. 17, 2017. Meal is spaghetti, meat­balls, gar­lic toast and salad, $5 all-u-caneat. Best $5 meal any­where.

Have a Martin Luther King Jr. event planned for the up­com­ing 2018 holiday? Get it on the cal­en­der for the Jan. 3 and Jan. 10 edi­tions by e-mail­ing in­for­ma­tion to now.

A food pantry is open to those in need at God’s Store­house at 508 McKibben Road past New Begin­nings Church on Tues­days and Fri­days 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For emer­gency as­sis­tance call 404-8592096 or 770-318-6991, or get in touch with the food bank at 470-774-7265.

Or­der T-shirts now through the Polk County Po­lice Depart­ment to help raise funds for the trust of Isaac Hearne. Con­tact 770-748-7331 to find out more de­tails.

Also sell­ing T-shirts is Sherry An­der­son, with the next or­der be­ing fi­nal­ized to­day. Call the City of Aragon 770-684-6563, or through An­der­son di­rectly at 678-901-2065 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Save the Date now and get in­volved to­day in the Polk County Cham­ber of Com­merce’s Com­mu­nity Show­case, the busi­ness com­mu­nity expo and re­source fair that is back and better than ever. Visit polk­ge­or­, e-mail info@ polk­ge­or­ or call 770-6848760 for more on how to take part.

Polk County Bee­keep­ers will be host­ing a free one day In­tro to Bee­keep­ing Class on Satur­day, Jan. 13 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cedar­town Li­brary. Please call 678-988-0966 or visit­bees/in­troto-bee­keep­ing-class for more info.

In charge of com­mu­nity re­la­tions at your lo­cal church? The Polk County Cham­ber of Com­merce would like very much to talk to you. They are presently in the process of or­ga­niz­ing an up­dated di­rec­tory of area houses of wor­ship in the com­mu­nity and are hop­ing for the help of those or­ga­niz­ers who want to get their in­for­ma­tion to as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble. E-mail Mandy Mal­li­coat at mmalli­coat@polk­ge­or­ or call 770-684-8760 for more in­for­ma­tion about be­ing in­cluded in their up­dated church di­rec­tory.

The next West Ge­or­gia Spay/Neuter Clinic is com­ing to the Cedar­town-Polk County Hu­mane So­ci­ety on Wed­nes­day, Jan. 10 af­ter the start of the new year. Head over to the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s of­fice at 608 Adam­son Road, Cedar­town, on Fri­days from 4 to 7 p.m. or Satur­days from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to fill out an ad­mis­sion and pre­pay for the surgery. Those want­ing more in­for­ma­tion can call 678-361-7304 for more in­for­ma­tion. Vac­cines and tests are avail­able for ex­tra cost as well. The next pickup date is sched­uled for Jan. 24, 2018.

A fifth Satur­day night singing is com­ing up at 5:30 p.m. Cen­tral Stan­dard Time at the Out­reach Taber­na­cle at 1351 Co. Road 31 in Mus­ca­dine, Ala. En­joy South­ern gospel and blue­grass from the Paul Fam­ily of Buchanan, Noth­ing but Grace from LaGrange, The Yar­broughs from Bre­men. A love of­fer­ing will be passed around for the singers, and free re­fresh­ments are avail­able fol­low­ing the night’s en­ter­tain­ment. For di­rec­tions or in­for­ma­tion call Pas­tor Rouselle San­ders at 770-574-2585 or Howard at 678-925-0903.

The Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter-day Saints in Cedar­town, Ge­or­gia, hosts a ge­neal­ogy group that meets from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thurs­day nights, ex­cept hol­i­days. There are no fees for these ses­sions and they are open to any­one. Please bring all of your ba­sic fam­ily his­tory (if you have it) such as names, birth-dates/death dates of par­ents, grand­par­ents, chil­dren, etc. Bring your lap­top or tablet, if you have one. If not, we can still help. Ques­tions? Con­tact us at 678477-2861 and leave a mes­sage or visit our Face­book page at www. face­­i­lyQuest42/

The Sit ’n Stitch crafters group meet each Wed­nes­day ex­cept the last Wed­nes­day of the month. Bring a sack lunch, a project of your own, or help out with a mis­sion project and en­joy fel­low­ship with other crafters. No spe­cial skills are re­quired. For de­tails con­tact Made­line Brown at 678435-5032.

Check out the Rock­mart Farm­ers Mar­ket at the Sil­ver Comet Trail­head be­hind Southcrest Bank on Thurs­days from 2 to 6 p.m. from now through Thanks­giv­ing. Visit Rock­mart­farm­ers­mar­ for de­tails about ven­dors and up­com­ing classes.

The Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter Day Saints are pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to lo­cal res­i­dents in­ter­ested in hear­ing the mes­sage of Je­sus Christ. For more in­for­ma­tion about how you can speak to lo­cal El­ders, con­tact 687-852-7497, or visit their meet­ing house at 10005 N. Main St., Cedar­town for wor­ship ser­vices at 10 a.m. on Sun­days.

The Ferst Foun­da­tion Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Team meets the first Mon­day of the month at 5 p.m., al­ter­nately in Cedar­town and Rock­mart. Call 404- 862- 1273 for the meet­ing lo­ca­tion. Find out more about how to help im­prove child­hood lit­er­acy in Polk County at fer­st­foun­da­

The Ge­or­gia Le­gal Ser­vices Pro­gram’s Claire Sher­burne will be on hand at One Door Polk in Cedar­town every fourth Mon­day to help those in need with free civil le­gal ser­vices to low-in­come per­sons. This in­cludes cases re­lated to hous­ing, em­ploy­ment, ed­u­ca­tion, do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, con­sumer fraud, wills, health­care and more. Call 404-206-5175 for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Polk County Alzheimer’s Care­giver Sup­port group will meet monthly on the first Mon­day from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Polk Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Those in­ter­ested can join for fel­low­ship and lunch in the cafe­te­ria. For more in­for­ma­tion call John Giglio at 678-2468188.

Join the Church of God of the Union Assem­bly, 32 Prospect Road, Rock­mart, for praise and wor­ship weekly. The church wel­comes any­one to come and wor­ship reg­u­larly on Sun­days and Wed­nes­days as well. Praise and youth ser­vices are held at 7 p.m. on Wed­nes­day nights, and ser­vices start at 10:30 a.m. on Sun­day fol­low­ing Sun­day School at 9:45 a.m. Call Pas­tor Jesse Starnes at 678757-4572 for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Polk County Bee­keep­ers meets the first Satur­day of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cedar­town Li­brary, 245 East Ave. Whether you are an ex­pe­ri­enced bee­keeper, new bee­keeper or want to learn all are wel­come. For de­tails email polk­coun­ty­bee­keep­ers@ gmail. com or visit tinyurl. com/polk­bees.

Vic­tory Bap­tist Church’s Bread of Life Food Pantry is now open. One bag of non-per­ish­able food, five items to pick from pro­duce, eggs and milk and two items from frozen meats, breads and others will be avail­able. ID is re­quired. Limit of two IDs per ad­dress. Reg­u­lar hours are Mon­days, 1 to 3 p.m.; Tues­days, 5 to 7 p.m.; and Thurs­days, 8 to 10 a.m.

In­ter­ested in be­com­ing a Fos­ter or Adop­tive Par­ent? Open your heart to a child in need and find out how you can help. Join others who seek the love of a child every sec­ond Tues­day night of each month at 6 p.m. at Polk County Di­vi­sion of Fam­ily and Chil­dren Ser­vices of­fice, 100 County Loop Road in Cedar­town. In­for­ma­tion ses­sions ex­plain what is re­quired to be­come a fos­ter or adop­tive par­ent in Ge­or­gia. For more in­for­ma­tion please call Robin Forston at 404895-6517 or email robin.forston@ or call 1-877-210-KIDS. Visit www.fos­ter­ge­or­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

Join Paul Craig­head at the Rock­mart Cul­tural Arts Cen­ter gallery for weekly pot­tery classes. They are held Tues­day and Wed­nes­days from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for $15 each, and $12 for a Thurs­day class from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Ma­te­ri­als are in­cluded in the cost of the classes. Call Paul Craig­head at 770- 8435302 with ques­tions. Regis­tra­tion open at the be­gin­ning of classes.

Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery con­tin­ues to meet in the First Bap­tist Church of Rock­mart, 311 E. Elm St., on Mon­day nights with din­ner at 6 p.m. A large group gath­ers at 7 p.m., and small share group gath­ers at 8 p.m.

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 third 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 email or call 706-506-0649.

Soup and “Sav­ior,” a lo­cal non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion, meets from 6 to 7 p. m. Tues­days to pro­vide needed items to de­serv­ing peo­ple. This in­cludes a free meal (soup), cloth­ing and gives other as­sis­tance. Meet­ings are held at Glad Tid­ings, lo­cated at 703 Robert L Parks Blvd. in Cedar­town. Do­na­tions are ac­cepted.

On Nov. 1, 2017, Tal­la­toona CAP will be­gin ac­cept­ing ap­point­ments for the Low In­come Home En­ergy As­sis­tance Pro­gram (LIHEAP) for Se­nior House­holds 65 and older and Home­bound House­holds. Ap­point­ments for the Gen­eral Pub­lic will be ac­cepted be­gin­ning Dec. 1, 2017. Ap­point­ments are pro­vided on a first come first served ba­sis un­til funds are ex­hausted. Polk County res­i­dents who qual­ify will re­ceive ei­ther $310.00 or $350.00 to­ward their heat­ing bill (heat­ing source). To sched­ule an ap­point­ment or to re­quest a home­bound ap­point­ment, visit our web­site at www.tal­la­ and click BookNow, or call the of­fice at 770817-4666.

Give a child a safe place to go af­ter school and learn valu­able l es­sons about com­mu­nity, life and aca­demics by get­ting in­volved in the Boys & Girls Club of North­west Ge­or­gia in Cedar­town. Visit their cen­ter at 321 E. Queen St., Cedar­town from 2:30 to 6 p.m. on week­days and bring your chil­dren ages 5-18 for af­ter­noon ac­tiv­i­ties. For more in­for­ma­tion on how to par­tic­i­pate or vol­un­teer, call our of­fice at 770- 749- 0869 or email asams@bgc­n­

Drug over­doses have be­come the lead­ing cause of ac­ci­den­tal death in the United States with heroin and other opi­ates be­ing the largest con­trib­u­tor. Don’t let a love one strug­gle with ad­dic­tion. They do not have to be alone. Nar­conon can help. Visit nar­conon­newlif­er­e­­hab/ or call 1-800431-1754 for help to­day.

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