Area Calendar of Events
The Easter Bunny will be hopping into Cedartown ahead of the holiday on Saturday, April 6 in Rockmart for the annual Family Savings Credit Union egg hunt. The event starts at 10 a.m. with a decorating contest, followed by the bunny hop sack race and egg race, and the hunt at 11:30 a.m. Find Family Savings Credit Union on Felton Drive in Rockmart. For ages 12 and younger. Call 770684-8601 to learn more.
Are you paying too much for your healthcare and prescription drug coverage? Learn 10 ways to save on Medicare from a certified State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselor. Come to a free seminar at the Rockmart Public Library on Friday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. This event is presented by the Area Agency on Aging GeorgiaCares program. For more information, call 706622-3635 or the number on the back of your “Medicare & You” handbook (866-5524465, option 4).
Mark calendars now for fun during springtime in Cedartown. The Cedartown Junior Service league has their community Easter Egg hunt planned for Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Peek Park. Check back for more information about the event in March as it draws closer here in the pages of the Standard Journal.
Life Matters Outreach Pregnancy Resource Center will be hosting their first-ever fundraising golf tournament on Friday, March 29th at Cherokee Golf and Country Club. Registration is open to individual as well as 4-player teams. Early registration deadline is March 22 and the fee is $75 per player. After that the fee will be $100 per player. Proceeds go to fund the many free services they offer which include Pregnancy Testing, Pregnancy Options Counseling, and Support Programs for the community. To find out more information about LMO and to register for the golf tournament go to www.LifeMattersOutreach.net or call 770749-8911.
Give a child a safe place to go after school and learn valuable lessons 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 [email protected]nwga.org.
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 404-895-6517 or email [email protected] ga.gov or call 1-877-210-KIDS. Visit www.fostergeorgia.com for more information.
The Polk County Democratic Committee Meets on the second Saturday of every month at 9:30 a.m. In the “even” months (February, April, June, August, etc.) the organization meets at The Rockmart Library at 316 N. Piedmont Ave., Rockmart and during the “odd” months (January, March, etc.) they meet at the Cedartown Welcome Center, 609 Main St., Cedartown, GA 30125.
USAPA Pickelball Ambassador Daneen England is holding a free pickleball clinic every Monday (weather permitting) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rockmart Tennis courts, located at 436 Hogue Avenue, Rockmart. Loaner paddles and all necessary equipment will be on hand to learn t he sport. This is a free event for anyone and they just need to wear comfortable gym clothes and tennis shoes. Contact England at 770-356-1282, or by e-mail at [email protected]hoo.com for more information.
The office of Exceptional Students of Polk School District is available to assist with the identification of children with disabilities and provision a free appropriate public education
beginning at the age of three through the age of 21. If you suspect your child is experiencing any developmental delay or you suspect your child might have a disability and would like assistance or for more information about services available through Polk School District, contact the PSD Exceptional Student Services office at 770684-8718.
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 [email protected] or call 706-506-0649.
Need help with the bills during the winter, and are a senior? Tallatoona CAP will begin accepting appointments for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for Senior Households 65 & older and Homebound Households. Appointments for the General Public will be accepted beginning in December. 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.tallatoonacap.org and click BookNow, or call 770-817-4666.
Do you think you might be pregnant? You can know for sure. Contact Life Matters Outreach today to schedule a free pregnancy test. You have a right to know all the options available to you. We offer free evidencebased education and resources so that you can make a wellinformed decision. The services provided at LMO Pregnancy Care Center are free of charge. Clients are treated with respect and unconditional acceptance. We are here to help YOU. Call 770-748-8911 for more information.
Victory Baptist Church’s Bread of Life Food Pantry is now open. One bag of nonperishable 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.
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 will include all cases related to housing, employment, education, domestic violence, consumer fraud, wills, healthcare and other issues involved in the legal complications of everyday life. Call 404-206-5175 for more information.
The Polk County Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support group will meet monthly on the first Monday at 11 a.m. at Polk Medical Center. Those interested can join for fellowship and lunch in the cafeteria. For more information call John Giglio at 678246-8188.
Aragon First United Methodist Church offers a food pan-
try for the community to use if they need assistance. They are open Mondays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. A picture ID is required to participate. Call 770-684-4855 for more information.
Celebrate Recovery meets every Monday night at the First Baptist Church of Rockmart starting with dinner at 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Large Group at 7 p.m. and Small Share Group at 8 p.m.
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.
Just Us Ministries Inc. Food Bank has distribution every Tuesday and Thursday at 904 Young Farms Road in Cedartown. On Tuesday the distribution is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. A picture ID is required. For more information call 770-687-1009 or 678-901-3354, e-mail justus[email protected], or visit Justusministries.com.
Take back your life and get help. Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free for screenings or referrals at 1-800-431-1754.
Anna Kresge Memorial United Methodist Church’s Men’s Club is holding a Fish Fry fundraiser coming up on Saturday, April 6 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., or until the food is all sold out. The menu includes catfish, slaw, hushpuppies, fries and a drink. Eat in or carry out is $9 a plate. Call 770-748-4308 to learn more.
A day of gospel and praise is planned with the Hess Family Band at the Cedartown Flea Market coming up on Sunday, April 7, starting at 11 a.m. The event is free to the public, but a love offering will be collected during the event. Everyone is welcome to attend at 591 West Ave., Cedartown.
The Rev. Gilbert Richardson and the Ware’s Grove Church family of 200 Potash Road, invite everyone to join the Impact Service held each Sunday at 9:45 a.m., followed by regular worship services at 11:15 a.m. Bible class is held Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. The community is also invited to join the congregation for a special Men and Women service to be held on Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m.
Come join in welcoming new pastor Jimmy Douglas Bryant on Sunday, March 10 to Oak Grove Baptist Church on Highway 27 North in Cedartown with worship services starting at 11 a.m. Members, former members and pastors are also encouraged and welcome to come and worship as well on Sunday, March 17 as the church celebrates their 121st anniversary service at 11 a.m. Lunch will follow the anniversary service.
The Gospel Talent Sharea-Thon is coming soon to the Outreach Tabernacle and Gospel Music Park at 1351 County Road 31 in Muscadine, Ala. The March 30 event starts at 5:30 p.m. central and will feature soloists, duets, trios, quartets and musicians. Join and
share love of the community. For more information call 770712-1032 or 678-925-0903.
Anna Kresge United Methodist Church invites children, kindergarten age through middle school, to come to Kresge Kids each Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Supper is provided. There is also a high school youth program as well. For more information, call 706346-3100.
Rockmart First United Methodist Church invites the community to come out and join in worship on Sundays and Wednesdays at the church located at 135 W. Church St. Sunday morning worship begins with Bible study at 9:45 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 10 a.m. for all ages, and an 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday night includes at 5 p.m. community meal on the last Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m. Bible study and choir practice at 7 p.m. Weekly children’s events at the church include a 5:45 p.m. children and youth meal, 6:15 Children’s music and MYF, followed by L.I.F.E. at 6:54 p.m. All are invited to join in. Call Rev. Martha Dye at 770-6846251or e-mail [email protected] ngumc.net for more information or questions. The church also updates weekly on their website at rockmartumc.org.
Harmony Baptist Church, 882 Little Harmony Rd, Cedartown (Esom Hill area) invites everyone to attend their weekly Sunday morning Services. First Sunday morning service begins at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday School followed by worship service at 11 a.m.. Our doors are open to all and we are looking forward to seeing you. For more information visit our Facebook page, Harmony Baptist church, Cedartown.
Shiloh Baptist Church would like to invite the community to come participate in worship services weekly at their sanctuary at 433 Shiloh Road. Join the church for Sunday school at 10 a.m., followed by 11 a.m. service or Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. Call Pastor Jamie Newsome for more information at 404-425-8510.
Cedar Lake Christian Center is a non-denominational community who invites anyone looking to find the Holy Spirit within them to come join in worship services on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Neil Hopper, along with Hispanic services as well to the community. Those interested in participating can join in at Cedar Lake Christian Center, located at 1890 Rome Highway, Cedartown. For more information call 770-608-0651.
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 678-7574572 for more information.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints provides 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 following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area:
Sebastian Lenox Wagner was born on March 5, 2019, to Abby Rowell and Jeffrey Wagner of Cedartown.
Ashton Nicholas Baines was born on March 7, 2019, to Brandi Lybrand and Derek Baines of Rome.
Lauren Elizabeth Costlow was born on March 7, 2019, to Beth and Jason Costlow of Silver Creek.
Twins Eelyh Ray Emmett Norris and Korbyn Ty Emmett Norris were born on March 8, 2019, to Katelin Timms and Russell Norris of Cedartown.
Alliston Demascus Mitchell was born on March 9, 2019, to Ka’Shay Bryant and Adrian Mitchell of Cartersville.
Isaiah Alexander Storey was born on March 10, 2019, to Savannah Storey of Rome.
Tommie Leigh Morris was born on March 12, 2019, to Hannah Brown and Thomas Morris of Cedartown.
The following public health food inspection scores were provided by the Polk County Health Department and are available online anytime at http://ga.healthinspections. us/georgia/search.cfm?county=Polk. These scores were reported from March 6 through March 13.
March 11- Cherokee Elementary School- 191 Evergreen Ln., Cedartown- 96
March 11- Econolodge Inn and Suites- 100 E. John Hand Rd, Cedartown- 99
March 11- Owen’s Barbecue- 1207 S. Main St., Cedartown- 91