Rome News-Tribune : 2019-02-11



A5 Ƈ Rome News-Tribune MONDAY, February 11, 2019 S. Korea, US sign cost-sharing deal for troops OBITUARIES: In Memory thy Betts said Sunday in Seoul. “We are very pleased our consultations resulted in agreement that will strengthen transparency and deepen our cooperation and the alliance.” The deal, which involves the spending of South Korean taxpayer money, requires parliamentary approval in South Korea, but not in the United States, according to Seoul’s Foreign Ministry. The allies had failed to reach a new cost-sharing plan during some 10 rounds of talks. A five-year 2014 deal that covered South Korea’s payment last year expired at the end of 2018. Some conservatives in South Korea voiced concerns over a weakening alliance with the United States at the same time as negotiations with North Korea to deprive it of its nuclear weapons hit a stalemate. They said Trump might use the failed military costsharing negotiations as an excuse to pull back some U.S. troops in South Korea as a bargaining chip in talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. By Hyung-Jin Kim BROCK, Greer Fay Associated Press South Korea and the United States struck a new deal Sunday that increases Seoul’s contribution for the cost of the American military presence on its soil, overcoming previous failed negotiations that caused worries about their decades-long alliance. The development comes as President Donald Trump is set to hold his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam in late February. South Korea last year provided about $830 million, covering roughly 40 percent of the cost of the deployment of 28,500 U.S. soldiers whose presence is meant to deter aggression from North Korea. Trump has pushed for South Korea to pay more. On Sunday, chief negotiators from the two countries signed a new cost-sharing plan, which requires South Korea to pay about 924 million in 2019, Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The statement said the two SEOUL, South Korea — Ms. Greer Fay Brock, age 75, of Rome, GA, passed away on Friday evening, February 8, 2019. A native and lifelong resident of Rome and Floyd County, Ms. Brock was born on August 12, 1943, a daughter of the late Charles Thomas Craton, Jr., and Flossie Mae Greer Craton. She was a graduate of West Rome High School and received her Bachelor’s degree from Shorter College. Ms. Brock was a teacher with Floyd County Schools, teaching and training children at Garden Lakes Elementary for over 30 years. She was a member of West Rome Baptist Church and loved reading, shopping and collecting dolls and Christmas villages. Ms. Brock is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Greg Whatley of Adairsville, GA; grandchildren, David Brock and Steven Whatley; great-granddaughter, Devyn Brock; brother, Charles Thomas Craton, III; niece, Calley Craton; nephew, Thomas Craton. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday evening, February 12, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Salmon Funeral Home with 5HY &KXFN *UDYHV RI¿FLDWing. The family will receive friends at Salmon Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. The family would love to acknowledge the staff of Riverwood Retirement Center and thank them for their incredible care and love for Greer. Also, the love and attention shown to her from Homestead Hospice is greatly appreciated. The staff of Salmon Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ms. Greer Fay Brock. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, right, and Timothy Betts, acting deputy assistant secretary and senior advisor for Security Negotiations and Agreements in the U.S. Department of State, talk during their meeting at Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, on Sunday. / AP-Lee Jin-man, Pool countries reaffirmed the need for a “stable” U.S. military deployment amid the “rapidly changing situation on the Korean Peninsula.” The ministry said the U.S. assured South Korea that it is committed to the alliance and has no plans to adjust the number of its troops in South Korea. South Korea began paying for the U.S. military deployment in the early 1990s, after rebuilding its economy from the devastation of the 19501953 Korean War. The big U.S. military presence in South Korea is a symbol of the countries’ alliance, forged in blood during the war, but also a source of long-running antiAmerican sentiments. About 20 anti-U.S. activists rallied near the Foreign Ministry building in Seoul on Sunday, chanting slogans like “No more money for U.S. troops.” No violence was reported. “The United States government realizes that Korea does a lot for our alliance and peace and stability in the region,” chief U.S. negotiator Timo- COMMUNITY CALENDAR TUESDAY CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS The Floyd County Board of Commissioners Darlington School’s Fine Arts Department “Fiddler on the Roof” Feb. 15-17 The Coosa Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited Trout Expo Feb. 16 will present at the Rome City Auditorium, 601 Broad St. Doors will open Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. with shows at 7:30 p.m. Sunday doors open at 2 p.m. with curtains up at 2:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 each and reserved seating tickets are $15 each. Advance tickets may be purchased at For more information call 706-368-5256 or email [email protected] org. The will meet in the Community Room of the Floyd County Administration building, 12 E. Fourth Ave. on The caucus meets at 4 p.m. and board meeting is at 6 p.m. will host their annual on from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rome-Floyd ECO Center, 363 Riverside Parkway. Learn about trout fishing locally and nationally, how to rig a fly rod, lures, spin fishing and more. Casting instruction and a casting contest for children will be held. Door prizes will be given away. Food and refreshments will be available. New members can sign up at the expo for half the annual fee. Tuesday. The 1959 graduates of East Rome High and West Rome High Tuesday Paradise Garden, winter art workshop 200 N. Lewis St., Summerville, will host a on from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for children ages 7-14. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for not-yet-members. To register call 706-808-0800. will host their seventh annual on from 5-8 p.m. at the American Legion, 5 Shorter Ave. Dinner will include salad, spaghetti, bread and ice cream sundae. Children’s activities will include face painting, movies, games and entertainment by Coolade the Clown. Tickets are $15 for individuals, $25 for couples and $5 for children ages 3-10. Tickets are available at Peggy’s Backyard, Wet Petz, Sue’s Barber Shop, at the door or by calling 706-622-1098. will meet for lunch at noon on at O’Charley’s, 737 Turner McCall Boulevard. For information contact Judy Ballard Dempsey at 706-237-2606. Floyd County Master Gardeners Arbor Day celebration Feb. 15 Feb. 18 will host an on at 11 a.m. at the Rome Senior Citizens Center, 406 Riverside Parkway. The group will present a “Pruning: To Prune or Not to Prune,” on from noon-2 p.m. at Chieftains Museum, 501 Riverside Parkway. Learn basic skills and gain knowledge about the correct way to prune trees and shrubs. Terry Paige, City of Rome Certified Municipal Arborist, and Keith Mickler, Floyd County Extension Agent, will present the program. Call the Floyd County Extension Office at 706-295-6210 for details and visit the Floyd County Master Gardener Volunteers on Facebook. free community workshop, Feb. 16 The Animal Rescue Foundation SPAY-ghetti Dinner Feb. 21 Rome Seven Hills Rotary will have their Valentine’s dinner at 6 p.m. at La Scala, 413 Tuesday Broad St. FRIDAY The Charles Parker Senior Center, 1325 Kingston Highway, will host a on Doors open at 6:45 p.m. with a dance lesson from 7-7:30 p.m. and dance from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Attire is casual. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Call 706-766-6842 with any questions. dance Thursday. Feb. 23. at 4 p.m. on All proceeds will benefit the library. information visit Georgia Mountain Music The Salvation Army The has an acoustic instrument jam session on from 6-8 p.m. at the Charles C. Parker Senior Center, 1325 Kingston Highway. Visitors are welcome to attend the free program. For more information call 706-584-1724. is currently seeking donations. Needed items include tomato products; canned fruit; meats including tuna, Spam and ham; all types rice; dried beans; pastas; deodorants; toothpaste and toothbrushes; and soap. Donations provide food and hygiene products for 50 local families monthly. Donations may be dropped off at The Salvation Army Social Service Center, 317 E. First Ave. Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home, Club Mondays 501 Riverside Parkway, will present “Of Influence: Portraits of Cherokee People,” a traveling exhibition on loan from the Oklahoma History Center and funded by a grant from the Rome Area Council for the Arts, through Ranging from 1845 to the 1960s, this portrait collection presents people of influence in the Cherokee tribe. The exhibition will be included with purchase of regular admission during museum operating hours, Wednesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information call 706-291-9494 or visit MULTIDAY EVENTS Moon Gallery, The Berry College, 2277 Martha Berry Highway, will host a group exhibition featuring artists who utilize printmaking methods, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday until The prints typically involve the production of multiple images through an indirect transfer process such as a block of wood, a copper plate or a fine mesh screen. Artist talks will be held at 5 p.m. The talks and gallery admission are free and open to the public. Feb. 28. Boys & Girls Club, free ballet program for children The Gadson St., hosts a 100 “IMPRESS(I)ON,” ages 5-7 facilitated by Joanne Collier from 3:30-4:30 p.m. TAYLOR, Sanford “Sandy every Wednesday Habitat for Humanity applications “A Brush with Kindness” Coosa Feb. 28. Valley is accepting for its program. The program assists homeowners in Floyd County by painting and performing minor repairs on the exterior of their homes. Applications may be picked up at the ReStore, 95 Three Rivers Drive. There is a $10 fee for a background check. Homeowners will be required to make a 10-percent down payment on the estimated cost of the project. Mr. Sanford “Sandy” Taylor, age 97, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Salmon Funeral Home. Georgia Mountain Music The has old-time music and singing on from 10 a.m. to noon at the Charles C. Parker Senior Center, 1325 Kingston Highway. Visitors are welcome to attend the free program. For more information call 706-584-1724. Club Wednesdays Feb. 18 Berry College Dance Troupe “Prism” Feb. 28-March 2 The will present at the Rome City Auditorium, 601 Broad St. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28-March 1 and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on March 2. Tickets are $10 each and are available in advance at Krannert Center at Berry and on show days at the Rome City Auditorium one hour before each performance. The concerts will showcase faculty and student choreography in ballet, contemporary, Latin and jazz dance. AARP Tax-Aide Program free tax assistance through April 10 The will offer Take Care of Rome health fair free hosts a for the homeless and underserved from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the of each month at the Community Kitchen, 4 Calhoun Ave. The fair includes health education, testing for HIV and hepatitis C, total cholesterol and HgB-A1c screenings, blood pressure, vision screenings and full vitals. Lunch and toiletries will be provided for attendees. Call 706-346-5890 or email [email protected] com for more information. on Mondays from 1-4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rome-Floyd County Library, 205 Riverside Parkway, and on Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. at the Charles C. Parker Senior Center, 1325 Kingston Highway. Volunteers are trained by AARP. Bring your most recent tax return and all necessary paperwork for this year. A photo identification of the taxpayer is required as well as Social Security cards for each person on the return. For more information call 706-234-0931. first Saturday Floyd County Superior Court Clerk Barbara H. Penson requests that I AM FREE Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free. I’m following the path God has laid you see. I took his hand when I heard his call. I turned back and left it all. I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way, I found the peace at the close of day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joys--- A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, oh yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow. I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life’s been full, I savored much, good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief. Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts, and peace to thee--- God wanted me now, he set me free. ~ Author Unknown veterans of all military branches DD-214 discharge of service be sure their is recorded at the courthouse. Veterans may record their DD-214 in Floyd County in addition to their hometown, county or state. Bring a DD-214 to the Clerk of Superior Court’s Office, 3 Government Plaza, Suite 101, to have it recorded in Floyd County. This is a free service for all veterans. 2019 Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon March 16 The will be held in downtown Rome. A costume contest will be held at 6:30 p.m., the 5K race will begin at 7:30 p.m. and a walk will start after 7:40 p.m. at rfpra. com/leprechaun-a-thon and costs $25 for the 5K and $20 for the walk. Children ages 12 and younger and groups of 10 or more athletes can register for $20 by visiting the RomeFloyd Parks and Recreation office, 1 Shorter Ave. Packet pickup at the Parks and Recreation office will be from 1-5 p.m. for groups and 5-8 p.m. for others, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and at Bridgepoint Plaza at 6 p.m. To be guaranteed a race T-shirt register online by The Salvation Army Social Service Center, diaper donations. 317 E. First Ave., Berry College, Registration 2277 Martha Berry Highway, will host is collecting Wipes and all sizes pull-ups and diapers are needed. Donations may be dropped off Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-noon and from 1-3 p.m. For more information call 706-291-4745 or email [email protected] UPCOMING Pixar cofounder Ed Catmull is open now Georgia Highlands College, CRBI Berry College Environmental Studies speaking about creativity at 8 p.m. on Catmull is president of Pixar & Walt Disney Animation Studios and Disneytoon Studios and has been honored with five Academy Awards including the Gordon E. Sawyer Award for his lifetime of technical contributions and leadership in the field of computer graphics for the motion picture industry. Admission is free, but tickets are required and must be picked up in advance. Tickets will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Krannert information desk. For questions call 706-236-2226. Feb. and 21. will host a screening of the locally produced documentary at 6 p.m. on at Heritage Hall, 415 E. Third Ave. The film follows an investigation of contamination from manufacturing in Floyd County. The event is free and open to the public. “To Kingdom Come” Feb. 21 Blood Assurance O negative blood donations. is seeking March 14 March 15 March 16 To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 18 years old (ages 16 and 17 with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids, avoid caffeine and to eat a meal rich in iron prior to donating. To schedule an appointment visit, call 800-962-0628 or text “BAGIVE” to 444999. Northwest Georgia Winds Rome’s Own Gospel Choir “A Wing and a Prayer,” and will March 3. perform songs of inspiration and the finale from Stravinsky’s Firebird, on at 7:30 p.m. at Rome City Auditorium, 601 Broad St. Admission is free and open to the public. Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum, Feb. I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. – Leo Buscaglia 21 24 Veterans Memorial Highway, will host From Tree to Treasure: Woodturnings by Al Christopher, Friends of the Library silent auction The is offering a at the Rome-Floyd County Library, 205 Riverside Parkway. The showcases feature books on pop music and culture, exotic places and people and travel. For a complete list of offerings visit The auctions will close an exhibition of more than 50 unique woodturnings by Berry College alumnus Al Christopher, The exhibition will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Museum admission is $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $5 for students. For more To list an event email [email protected] or call 706-290-5252. To have an event listed in Roman Record as well, please send it at least 10 days in advance. Not seeing your club or meeting date? Check the Clubs & Meetings calendar every Sunday. The Salvation Army, Give Warmth Coat and Jacket Drive. 317 E. First through May 25. Ave., is holding the Donations can be dropped off at the store. For more information call 706-291-4745 or email [email protected]

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