The Catoosa County News - - WOR­SHIP DI­REC­TORY -

Rossville Pub­lic Li­brary Book Sale

be­gins to­day and con­tin­ues through Satur­day, April 7. Lo­cated at 504 McFar­land Ave., the sale will in­clude

pop­u­lar fic­tion, bi­ogra­phies and best­sellers as well as books on gar­den­ing, cook­ing and pa­per­backs. Mu­sic and movies


also be avail­able. Any­one want­ing to do­nate books to the sale should bring them to the li­brary be­fore Satur­day, March 31. For more in­for­ma­tion call 706-8661368.


Bat­tle­field Farm­ers Mar­ket

will have its sec­ond meet­ing for new and cur­rent mem­bers on Tues­day, April 3, at 6 p.m. in the

Walker County Ag Cen­ter

to dis­cuss fur­ther plans

for the up­com­ing year. The mar­ket wel­comes

that want­ing to earn ex­tra in­come from grow­ing fruits, veg­eta­bles or flow­ers from their gar­dens as well as ar­ti­sans of all kinds. Any­one liv­ing in or grow­ing their prod­ucts in Walker, Dade, Ca­toosa, Gor­don, Whit­field, Chat­tooga and Floyd coun­ties in Ge­or­gia; Jack­son and DeKalb coun­ties in

or crafter any farmer

Alabama and Hamil­ton and Marion Coun­ties in Ten­nessee are wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www. bat­tle­ or the Face­book page.

Fri­day, April 13

EN­TER­TAIN­MENT · South­ern gospel per­form­ers the

Watkins Fam­ily

and in­ter­na­tion­ally-known

gui­tarist Wes­ley Crider

Sa­cred Sounds Fri­days

will ap­pear at


Fri­day, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Ring­gold’s Pa­triot’s Hall, 320 Em­ber­son Drive in Ring­gold for the Share Amer­ica Foun­da­tion. Ran­dall Franks from TV’s “In the Heat of the Night” will em­cee. The event is a fundraiser for the Pearl and Floyd Franks Schol­ar­ship Fund help­ing mu­si­cians achieve higher ed­u­ca­tion. Do­na­tions for tick­ets are adults: $10, Chil­dren

12 and un­der free with adult. Tick­ets may be pur­chased at the door. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit http://shaream­er­i­cafoun­da­tion. or write Share Amer­ica Foun­da­tion, Inc. P.O. Box 42 Tun­nel Hill, Ga. 30755.

Satur­day, May 19

COM­MU­NITY · All vet­er­ans and their

fam­i­lies are in­vited to an

Armed Forces Day bar­beque

on Satur­day, May 19. There will be live mu­sic, fel­low­ship and free food (as long as it lasts) at this event be­ing held on Vet­er­ans Drive, off Homer Ca­gle Road, in LaFayette. For in­for­ma­tion call James at 423-779-2336 or Carol at 423-255-8121.


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


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.


AARP/VITA vol­un­teers will help with fed­eral and Ge­or­gia in­come tax prepa­ra­tion

— by ap­point­ment only —at the LaFayette branch of the

Chero­kee Re­gional Li­brary.

Ap­point­ments can be made by calling 706-375-2451 dur­ing the day, Mon­day, Thurs­day and Fri­day. Ap­point­ments will also be made on Tues­day’s at the Li­brary with the AARP vol­un­teers for the bal­ance of the tax sea­son.

COM­MU­NITY · Busi­nesses are be­ing asked to

as prizes for the


LaFayette Easter Egg Hunt.

an­nual lo­cated at 3253

do­nate Easter

The event is sched­uled to start at

11 a.m. on Satur­day, March 24.

The day is filled with fun for the whole fam­ily with egg hunts, bunny hop races and pic­tures with the Bunny. Chil­dren find­ing prize eggs are awarded do­nated bas­kets. Busi­nesses in­ter­ested in help­ing may drop off bas­kets or mon­e­tary do­na­tions at City Hall or Co­hutta

Bank now through Fri­day, March 16.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact 706-639-1550. MEET­ING ·

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 stocked with non-per­ish­able food 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

Win­ter weather calls for hardy pots of soup

on the stove. This is the per­fect time to pick up a copy of our

“Feed­ing the Flock” cook­book.

Our new 2017 cook­book can be pur­chased from any

Ly­erly United Methodist Church

mem­ber, at Pine Ridge Out­door Sup­ply or Gilliland’s Is­land, in Ly­erly, or by send­ing $10.00 (plus $3.00 ship­ping and han­dling) to Ly­erly UMC, P. O. Box 152, Ly­erly, GA 30730. For more in­for­ma­tion call JoAnn Mitchell at 706-895-2636.

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,

non-de­nom­i­na­tional 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

first Satur­day

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.

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