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Pathfinder of the Month: Edward Gregory

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Guide to Houston County’s Medical Community. Get to know our local doctors

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Men and Women: Take Charge of Your Health at

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Needing Nutrion: Keep Stock on Healthy Eang.

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Middle Georgia: Historic South. Must See’s and

May Issue - Summer Camp Guide: You and your children will find the perfect camp in this year’s local summer camp guide.

Every Age.

Must Do’s for the Whole Family!

EDITORIAL NOTE: In the Past, Present, and Future of Warner Robins arcle published in our January issue, please note: Gary Lee was educated at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. We apologize for the error.

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Community News

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Guide to Houston County’s Medical Community Read this year’s guide to Houston County’s medical community and learn about local doctors and their speciales.

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Places of Worship

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Macon Area Clubs

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Birthdays & Celebraons

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Elected & Appointed Officials

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School News

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Community Phone Numbers

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Adverser Index

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Community Calendar

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School Informaon

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Skip Philips

20 Kathy Culpepper

22 Van Dempsey and

Paula Day Johns

20 Dr. Jolie D. Hardin

24 Sam Saerfield

Dr. Curs Hayslip

22 Annee Peppard

24 Rebecca Avery

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PUBLISHER/OWNER

Jennifer Williams Bucholtz

publisher@aroundtownwarnerrobins.com (478) 474-1999 ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

While reading a naonal business magazine this month, I came across an arcle tled, “What LUCK! A Recession! It’s a GREAT me to start a company.” To give you an idea of how behind I am on my reading, this arcle was published in May 2008. In MAY! This means the arcle probably started being researched in March, and wrien in April (at the latest). This, in turn, means that it was obvious to many that the economy was heading for a recession several months before then. A recession typically is defined as two consecuve quarters during which the country’s gross domesc product decreases. What is my point in this? This arcle hit home to me because I essenally started my business near the beginning of the recession, and probably one of the worst we will experience in a very long me. Dumb move? Or, smart move? Regardless of your answer, let’s add this… I started a SECOND business DURING the month of the largest drop in the stock market since who knows when. Now, let’s ask ourselves again…. Dumb move? Or, smart move? Answer: Smart move! I will admit – it wasn’t intenonal. So, how are we doing it? We live, eat, and breathe our mission. And, we are incredibly lean – no extravagance here! I’m not sure if you realized it, but for the first five months that our first magazine in Macon was published, I essenally did everything. From gathering informaon, interviewing members of the community, selling ad space and designing ads, to laying out the magazine – that was me. I didn’t sleep very much, but there was this voice inside of me that knew everything I was doing then was worth it and was going to make a difference… I just needed to take the leap because a discovery was waing around the corner. Ironically, before starng my business, Ann Smith had given me a framed picture of a sailboat tossing in a stormy sea with the capon, “FEAR: Unl you have the courage to lose sight of the shore, you will not know the terror of being forever lost at sea.” Well, if you sail long enough, the storm will end. And, if you keep sailing, you eventually will find land. Right now, many members in our community are sailing in a stormy sea. For many of us, this is the worst we ever have experienced. For others, like me, we haven’t known any different. It’s never been easy for me and my businesses. I’m operang in a very compeve market, and to have a new idea succeed has taken more than anything a bank can provide me or that I can do by myself. Our success is because of the belief and support the community has given to us – the posive energy we receive and culvate at Around Town is a true inspiraon. Our success is because of the never-failing human spirit to create something “good” and do “good” for others. Sure, we hope mes will get easier, but I will tell you this – we’re not going to take it for granted. The storm will sele; the sun again will dominate the bright blue skies and we will sail with ease. However, now in the storm, we have an incredible opportunity that we might not get again for a very long me – an opportunity to look at what we are doing and ask, “How can we do this beer?” If you can set systems in place now that answer these quesons and get you through this economic cycle, you most likely will have fail-proofed your business. What are we doing? We are relentlessly posive in everything we do – from the arcles that we publish to the way we interact with our clients and community members. There are too many posive things going on in our community to let the negave take over. Also, we our increasing the number of hours we volunteer in the community each month. Around Town will be choosing at least one volunteer acvity to parcipate in as a team each month. In addion, each member of our team will parcipate in volunteer acvies through our respecve civic organizaons in which we are members. Giving to our community allows us to beer connect with our community. We also are planning “customer appreciaon” days where we visit the businesses that make publishing our Around Town magazines possible each month. We also are developing ways to bring magazines to more members in the community each month, with hopes to release these developments in the very near future. Internally, we have analyzed and re-analyzed our systems to make them more efficient, and we are receiving corporate coaching by Beth McKinnon every other week to help us become more clear on our goals and how we funcon as a team. The key is to manage your “crisis.” Take your own “crisis,” and learn how it can work for you. Some of the most successful people and businesses we know today were born in the me of a crisis. Instead of being afraid of the word “crisis” and what it might mean, manage your circumstances with the future in mind. We’re going to see each other through to the other side! For all of you business owners out there who have shared your stories with me over the past several months, this arcle is for you. We’re in this together, and we’re going to see it through together. 4

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David Causey

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Around Town Warner Robins / Perry community magazine is a monthly community-based magazine owned and published by Jennifer Williams Bucholtz. It is a public ation of Around Town Warner Robins, Inc., Around Town Middle Georgia Publishing, Inc., and a franchise of Around Town Community Magazines, Inc. The mission of Around Town Warner Robins / Perry community magazine is to build a sense of community and pride by providing residents and businesses with positive stories and timely information that spotlights local residents, organizations, and businesses operating and working together. Around Town Warner Robins / Perry community magazine is free and mailed to local residents and businesses in Warner Robins each month. Additional copies are available for pick-up at local businesses. Subscriptions are available for $24 per year. Send check or mone y order to the address below. The viewpoints of the advertisers, columnists, and submissions are not necessarily those of the Publisher, and the Publisher makes no claims as to the validity of any charitable organizations mentioned. Around Town Warner Robins / Perry is not responsible for errors or omissions. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without written permission from the Publisher. All rights reserved. © Copyright 2009. Around Town Warner Robins / Perry welcomes your comments, stories, and advertisements. The deadline for each issue is the 10th of the preceding month.

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Around Town: What’s New H ABITAT FOR H UMANITY AND R E S TORE C ELEBRATES R IBBON C UTTING

G OLDEN C ORRAL B UFFET & G RILL W ELCOMED TO C ENTERVILLE

Houston County Habitat for Humanity and ReStore recently celebrated their ribbon cung. John Sillers, execuve director, manages the non-profit enty and Blake Lambert is the Manager of the ReStore. The store sells used appliances, furniture, and building materials. Proceeds are used to support Habitat for Humanity’s construcon program. ReStore is open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Houston County Habitat for Humanity and ReStore is located at 515 Myrtle St., Warner Robins. For more informaon, call (478) 328-3388 or (478) 929-1511 for the ReStore.

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Centerville’s newest restaurant, Golden Corral Buffet and Grill, recently was welcomed to Centerville. John “Tye” Hill and James Butler co-own the restaurant and also are professional football players within the Naonal Football League. Hill, a graduate of Clemson University, was the #1 dra pick of the St. Louis Rams. Butler, an All-American safety at Georgia Tech, joined the NY Giants organizaon. Butler lead the NY Giants in tackles in their Super Bowl XLII win over the New England Patriots. The Golden Corral Buffet and Grill will be operated by General Manager, Richard Connolly; Kitchen Manager, Rodney Roberson; and Hospitality Manager, Colin Wysong. Golden Corral Buffet & Grill is located at 2922 Watson Blvd in the Galleria Mall lot. For more informaon, contact Livis Freeman at (919) 765-5546.

Pictured: Habitat for Humanity and ReStore ribbon cung celebraon.

WARNER R OBINS S UPPLY C OMPANY L AUNCHES “C UTTING T HROUGH TOUGH T IMES ” C AMPAIGN

Steve Williams (far right) presents the bow to (le to right) Tye Hill, Travis Kelley, Chansi Stuckey, and Jamaal Fudge.

Warner Robins Supply Company recently launched their “Cung Through Tough Times!” campaign. Owner Mark Bayer says, “We want to ‘take a recess from the recession.’” Centerville City Councilman Randall Wright was present at the ribbon cung, as well as Warner Robins City Councilman, John Williams, who worked at the business as a child over 50 years ago. Located at 2756 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins Supply was established in 1947 by Ed and Vera Bayer. For more informaon, call (478) 953-4100.

C ALVIN ’ S A MERICAN G RILL C ELEBRATES R IBBON C UTTING

Chamber of Commerce President Ed Rodriguez (far right) presents bow to Neal Krajewski (center), his wife Carly (right), and members of their family.

Calvin’s American Grill is a family operated establishment, co-owned by Neal Krajewski and Walter Williams. This warm and friendly restaurant offers live entertainment on Thursday and Friday evenings. Calvin’s is located at 1281 South Houston Lake Rd. For more informaon, call (478) 988-0344.

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Community

Around Town: Community Update G EORGIA AVIATION H ALL OF FAME H OLDS I NDUCTION B ANQUET

Four disnguished pilots and a famous aviaon arst recently were inducted into the Georgia Aviaon Hall of Fame. The five individuals were Lt. Colonel Bert M. Atkinson, a World War I pilot from Newnan; Ed and Connie Bowlin, a disnguished husband and wife team from Griffin; Samuel A. Lyons, a renowned aviaon arst from Woodstock; and Lt. Colonel Earnest A. Shelton, a rered U.S. Army officer known as the “Cornerstone of General Aviaon” at the Columbus Georgia Airport.

Through the eyes of the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, the exhibit tells the broader story of the paratroopers, troop carriers, and glider regiments who successfully carried out the air invasion of Normandy in World War II. Also, the exhibit includes a movie produced by Salute America for the museum entled Papa Said: We Should Never Forget. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Guided tours are available through the educaon department at a cost of $2.50 per parcipant, and last about 1.5 hours. For more informaon, call the museum at (478) 926-6870 or visit www.museumofaviaon.org.

M R . AND M RS . B ILL C OPE RECEIVE H OME OF THE M ONTH AWARD

Lt. Colonel Bert M. Atkinson

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cope recently were selected to receive the Keep Warner Robins Beauful Home of the Month Award.

The Georgia Aviaon Hall of Fame was created by Georgia Governor Joe Frank Harris in 1989 to honor men and women who have made significant and lasng contribuons to the advancement Connie and Ed Bowlin of aviaon or manned space flight. To date, there have been a total of 79 individuals inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Congratulaons!

C ANTRELL C ENTER RECEIVES B USINESS THE M ONTH AWARD

Samuel A. Lyons

Lt. Colonel Earnest A. Shelton

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Keep Warner Robins Beauful (KWRB) recently recognized the Cantrell Center, located at 405 Osigian Blvd., with the Business of the Month Award. Accepng the award from KWRB member Jack Steed is Tassie Cantrell and (behind sign) Milijana Hansee and Joey Keeler (Keeler’s Lawn Improvements).

M USEUM OF AVIATION “D-D AY ” E XHIBIT R ECEIVES AWARD The Museum of Aviaon recently received one of the coveted Georgia Associaon of Museum and Galleries (GAMG) exhibit awards. Dr. Brent Tharp, GAMG President, presented the Museum with the Exhibit of the Year Award Category 1 for the World War II D-Day exhibit entled “Down to Earth: The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment & the Air Invasion of Normandy.” The exhibit was cited for “compelling techniques and mulple facts to detail an important story to that state and Naon.”

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Happy Birthday!

Leah Martin Brentzel Celebrated age 1 on February 4 Daughter of Erin and Wendy Brentzel

Langston Arthur Grice

Celebrated age 1 on February 26 Son of Allegra and Jeremy Grice Brother of Keni and Jamar

Wedding!

Robin and Clifford Rumney Wedding on January 17

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Jeffrey Vincent Stewart, IV (Vince)

Camden Pierce McWhirter Celebrated age 1 on February 16 Son of Jennifer and Walt McWhirter Brother of Gage

Celebrated age 1 on February 12 Son of Laura and Vince Stewart

Joseph Webb

Jackson Gaines Roller

Celebrating age 9 on March 11 Son of Julie Jones Sister Alexis Webb

Celebrating age 2 on March 10 Son of Teresa and Allen Roller

Savannah Leslie Stewart Celebrated age 5 on February 19 Daughter of Laura and Vince Stewart

Morgan Burgamy

Celebrating age 15 on March 18 Daughter of Dawn and Kenny Burgamy

Stork Watch!

Landon Jarret and Lucas Bradford Wright Born December 4, 2008 Landon was 5 lb 6 oz, 19 inches Lucas was 5 lb 8 oz, 19 1/4 inches Sons of Tracey and Brad Wright March 2009

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Pathfinder of the Month: Dedication to Serving the Community Today, Edward works at the front desk providing direcons to paents, family members, and visitors who come through the hospital and offers useful informaon such as giving the correct room number for vising friends and family. Director of Admissions and Volunteer Services, Melissa Turrell says Edward is a highly valued volunteer. "Ed is the first person they see when they come in and he really makes people feel comfortable," says Melissa. Oenmes, the first impression visitors and family members receive when they come into the hospital is the customer service clerks provide behind the help desk. Edward Gregory (le) and Melissa Turrell

Edward Gregory has been

volunteering at Houston Medical Center for nearly nine years and connues to take pleasure in every minute. "I really enjoy helping people here and serving the community," says Edward. Before volunteering at the hospital, Edward was with the military for 20 years and nine months. Throughout his life, Edward was always healthy, but in the 1980’s, be began having heart problems and on June 27, 1999, Edward underwent open heart surgery. Soon aer, Edward rered. Even though he rered, Edward wanted to stay acve. "I wanted something to keep me busy and a way to give back to the community," says Edward, "The community was always helpful to me during my years of service, so I chose the hospital." He began volunteering in August 2000 and worked in escort services, delivered papers, and worked the front desk in addion to a number of other acvies. "I worked every duty they had at that me," says Edward.

Edward is a kind and considerate husband who also cares for his sick wife. He works at the hospital a few days a week and says he makes a point of being there on me. "I love this job so much; I schedule my doctor's appointments around my hours," he says. One of the most rewarding aspects of volunteering for Edward is being able to bring sasfacon and joy to paents, families, and visitors. "I enjoy greeng people, interacng with them… I did most of this in the military when I worked with people, so I brought this experience here," says Edward. Recently, Edward celebrated his 76th birthday at the hospital. "I tell you, he was like a celebrity," remarks Melissa. Edward says it was a great honor to be appreciated by the many people who work at Houston Healthcare. Melissa says Edward's dedicaon to serving the community is recognized by many who work at the hospital.

more than an astonishing 5,700 volunteer hours. "I can't thank volunteers like Ed enough for what they do," says Melissa. "Those volunteers are a great bunch of people to work with… and Ed's just got a caring heart." Edward says he sees many paents and gets to know them personally. "There are mes when people come in crying from having lost a loved one," says Edward. As a compassionate person, Edward feels what they're going through and is oen there as a strong support. He encourages community members to volunteer, if they can spare a few hours a week. "People need volunteers everywhere," says Edward. "It would be so nice if community members volunteered a few hours a week… or a month." Edward is excited about connuing his volunteer service at the hospital. Melissa says volunteers like Edward are treasured and admired by paents, visitors, and family members who come through the door. "We had a lady last week tell us our volunteers are very helpful," says Melissa. The dedicated volunteers and staff enjoy and fully appreciate Edward's strong commitment to serving every individual that walks through Houston Healthcare. Edward, you are a true inspiraon to the community. For this, you are recognized as Around Town magazine’s Pathfinder of

Since he began volunteering in 2000, Edward has dedicated

Do you know someone who is a Pathfinder?

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Dr. Ferial Walid recently opened Primary Family Medicine, a private pracce offering complete comprehensive care to adults and children 5 years old and older. “We want the community to know we are family-oriented, open, and available for new paents,” says Dr. Walid. The staff is dedicated to providing high quality paent care by focusing on treang the enre paent. Paents are not required to get a referral to receive care at Primary Family Medicine.

problem for many people,” says Dr. Walid. “Lifestyle is the biggest problem for most of us…we don’t have me to exercise and we don't eat right.” At Primary Family Medicine, paents receive educaon on how to adjust their lifestyle in order to help their health. Dr. Walid says she sees paents who have weight management problems that can be helped before they develop more serious condions such as diabetes. A paent who maintains a healthy weight can avoid serious health issues.

“Prevenve health care is a very important issue right now,” says Dr. Walid. “It is one of our first priories.” Dr. Walid and her medical team treat high blood pressure, diabetes, women’s health issues, immunizaons for children and adults, family planning, sports-related injuries, weight management, and other health issues. Paents are encouraged to view their health as part of their lifestyle - how to prevent diseases and manage exisng diseases. “There’s a big concentraon in our pracce on weight management because it is a big

The office at Primary Family Medicine is equipped with the highest medical technology. Dr. Walid and her staff use intelligent medical soware, an electronic medical record. “It has helped us in our office with efficiency and providing beer service for our paents,” notes Dr. Walid. Paents can benefit from improved quality of care, efficiency of me, and billing. The soware also improves paent management by providing annual physical reminders and age/sex-based reminders.

Dr. Ferial Walid

Internist (478) 922-6684

110 Woodcrest Blvd., Warner Robins

Dr. Paul Harney’s solo pracce is dedicated to providing paents with high quality care. “I see every paent that comes in the office,” says Dr. Harney. “I make it a point to be available to my paents.” Dr. Harney’s paents are given the office number and his cell phone number. The warm and friendly medical staff are intent on creang a comfortable and caring environment, where paents can address their concerns. “Our paents like the fact that they are dealing with one physician all the me,” explains Dr. Harney. Cornerstone OB/Gyn deals with all aspects of female health care. Dr. Harney and his medical staff provide care for both high and low-risk obstetrics and specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including treatments for paents who have irregular or heavy bleeding, urinary inconnence, pelvic pain, and inferlity. Paents can also receive educaon on family planning, sexually transmied diseases, and birth control. Cornerstone OB/Gyn also offers cosmec laser for spider veins, sun spot, hair removal and face rejuvenaon. The pracce also sees paents who require in-office surgical procedures, such as the Essure procedure

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used for sterilizaon and the Novasure endometrial ablaon which is a procedure to stop heavy bleeding. “This procedure is for paents who experience heavy bleeding but want an alternave to a hysterectomy,” explains Dr. Harney.”I will assess a paent’s problem and allow them to talk with family members and do some research about what they want to do regarding any parcular procedure.” Over the years, Dr. Harney has seen an increase in minimally invasive surgical techniques that have helped paents deal with a number of health concerns. “With the surgical techniques to address common problems, like urinary inconnence, instead of a paent having major abdominal surgery where they had to stay in the hospital for a few days, they can now have a procedure and they go home the same day,” explains Dr. Harney. Many of Dr. Harney’s paents refer their friends to the pracce. As a doctor who is deeply concerned about his paents’ health issues, communicaon is important. Paents receive excellent care in a personal environment which encourages a posive and healthy doctor-paent relaonship.

Dr. Paul Harnetty

OB/GYN (478) 971-2186

Dr. Ferial Walid is a board cerfied family physician. She has been living in middle Georgia for over 10 years, during which she completed her Family Medicine training at the Medical Center Of Central Georgia, Mercer University. Dr Walid has been providing medical care in the city of Warner Robins through her work in urgent care for over 4 years. Dr. Walid founded Primary Family Medicine in January 2009.

304 Margie Dr., Warner Robins

Cornerstone Medical Associates, LLC

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Dr. Paul Harney joined Cornerstone Medical Associates and began seeing paents in 2004. He was born and fully trained in the United States – receiving his undergraduate and medical school diploma at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Harney completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He was honored with several awards for superior abilies with minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and was elected as a member of the American Associaon of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.

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Lifeguard Pediatrics opened its doors to the community four years ago. This small, family-friendly pediatric pracce provides a welcoming environment to parents, caregivers, and children. “We want paents to feel like they’re people and not numbers,” says Dr. Niebaum. “We try to be laid back and make it enjoyable for both kids and parents.” Dr. Niebaum and his partner, Dr. Patrenos, who just recently joined the pracce, see newborns to 18 year-olds. Lifeguard Pediatrics is currently accepng new paents.

Dr. Niebaum

One of the most important aspects of treang paents is being personable, according to both Dr. Niebaum and Dr. Patrenos. “We try to treat people like family,” says Dr. Niebaum. “I treat kids like they’re my own kids or my nieces or nephews.” The staff at Lifeguard Pediatrics are available to meet general pediatric needs, including common colds, flu, strep throat, annual check-ups, vaccinaons, and other health concerns. Parents receive educaon on vaccinaons – when to vaccinate and why. “Giving vaccines is an issue many parents have quesons about,” says Dr. Niebaum. Parents are encouraged to ask quesons and address any concerns they may have. Lifeguard Pediatrics is dedicated to treang children’s needs. One of the biggest problems both Dr. Patrenos and Dr. Niebaum have witnessed is the country’s growing childhood obesity problem. “We try to teach prevenon,”

Dr. Patrenos

Dr. Lafferty earned his undergraduate degree from Transylvania University, and his MD degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He did his internship in General Surgery, and one addional year of residency training at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He eventually moved into Emergency Medicine and developed urgent care centers. Aer gaining a wide range of experience, he ulmately returned to training in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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Dr. Kevin Niebaum Dr. Elizabeth Patrenos Lifeguard Pediatrics

explains Dr. Niebaum. “If obesity is addressed in pre-teen years, there’s a beer chance of children learning and scking to proper diet and exercise.” Dr. Niebaum sits on the Houston County School Board dietary council and has talked with community organizaons regarding pediatric nutrion. Childhood obesity is a troubling issue, according to Dr. Niebaum and Dr. Patrenos, and the two are exploring opons to address this growing problem. Born in Florida, Dr. Niebaum grew up an “Air Force Kid” in the Carolinas, Texas, Japan and Germany. He aended Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California and medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. In Orlando, Florida he completed Pediatric Residency at Arnold Palmer Hospital of Children and Women, including a year as Chief Resident. He began praccing in Warner Robins in 1999 and in 2005, opened Lifeguard Pediatrics. Elizabeth Patrenos aended The University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed her residency in pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Alabama in Birmingham. For the past 15 years, she has worked at the Medical Center of Central Georgia as a faculty physician teaching residents and medical students. Her posions have included Director of the Children's Heath Center, and Director of the Newborn Nursery, as well as being involved in the Pediatric Residency program.

Pediatricians

306 Corder Rd., Warner Robins

(478) 922-3074

Women can expect to receive comprehensive health care at Warner Robins OB/GYN LLC. Dr. Mark A. Lafferty provides a unique approach to female health concerns. The office features state of the art equipment and modern technology. Warner Robins OB/GYN has stayed current by offering advanced medical treatments, including minimally invasive procedures. Currently, Dr. Lafferty and his medical team provide in-office procedures for a variety of gynecological issues.

overall health,” explains Dr. Lafferty. “We wanted to offer fun services to help people with their appearance and overall sense of well-being, since there is some overlap that goes on …. Some pregnant women have skin care issues.” Adora, which means the adored one in Italian, offers a wealth of services and products including vitamin supplements, hair removal, skin rejuvenaon, skin care products, leg vein treatments, and Venean jewelry imported from Italy.

The full complement of services also includes regular to high risk obstetrics. Paents can receive annual exams, pap smears, evaluaons, treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding, and other concerns. Dr. Lafferty and his team also offer paents useful informaon to help them make informed decisions about their health. “Women who are planning to get pregnant and have quesons, should come in for a consultaon,” says Dr. Lafferty.

Dr. Lafferty’s team of medical experts conducted extensive research into developing vitamin supplements with the right amount of nutrients. “A lot of women need a decent mul-vitamin with iron,” says Dr. Lafferty. “We also provide anoxidants in pill or liquid form that helps the body fight aging.” Other vitamin supplements include basics for bone protecon and bone health aimed for women in menopause.

Cerfied by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Lafferty says he is interested in meeng the many needs of his paents. Last year, he opened Adora, an exclusive bouque in providing health and beauty services for women. “I wanted to meet the needs of the paents we see and develop a focus on

Dr. Mark A. Lafferty Warner Robins OB/GYN, LLC

Dr. Lafferty’s exceponal approach in providing overall health and wellness services to women helps to meet many needs. For informaon on Adora bouque, call (478) 335-6655 or visit www.adora4u.com. For informaon on obstetrics and gynecological services, call (478) 923-BABY (2229) or visit www.wrobgyn.com.

OB/GYN

233 N. Houston Rd., Warner Robins

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Have you ever dreamed of changing your smile and thought the opportunity was out of reach? Today is the day your dream might come true with the professional experse of Dr. Curs Hayslip. For many years, Dr. Hayslip has been providing comprehensive cosmec, restorave, and general denstry services with state of the art comforts and conveniences, including oral sedaon to residents in Middle Georgia. As a member of the American Academy of Cosmec Denstry, Dr. Hayslip provides the latest advancements in cosmec denstry, technology, and constantly changing dental techniques. "The field of dental cosmecs has changed so much over the years," says Dr. Hayslip. "Now, we can give people precisely what they want." Dr. Hayslip adds that consumers ought to research credenals prior to receiving any dental work. Dr. Hayslip and his highly trained staff can meet numerous dental, cosmec, and restorave needs. Paents can receive a myriad of services including veneers, invisalign, bonding, implants, root canals, dentures, cleaning, extracons, and much more. As a cerfied sedaon denst, a cerficaon few densts have, Dr. Hayslip offers oral sedaon, oral conscious sedaon, and IV sedaon when necessary. Having a great smile is all about feeling confident. "We're able to

open up to clients and figure out what they're looking for," says Dr. Hayslip. "A lot of mes, people aren't aware of what's available." The professional staff is available to answer quesons about various procedures, such as teeth whitening. Over the years, whitening has gained popularity because of its effecveness in creang a youthful, healthy appearance. If you have all your dental needs met, ever thought you could turn back the clock on your looks? The An-Aging center offers paents a number of exceponal rejuvenang services. "Our treatments can help reverse damage caused to the skin over a long period of me," explains Dr. Hayslip. Treatments include waxing, skin rejuvenaon/fotofacial, refirme wrinkle reducon and skin ghtening, leg and spider vein removal, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, permanent make-up, and much more. Let 2009 be the year all your health goals are met! Paents from all over Middle Georgia are welcome to call Dr. Hayslip for an appointment. For more informaon call (478) 929-2190 or visit www.smilesbyhayslip.com.

Dr. Curtis Hayslip

Dentist

(478) 929-2190 1295 Russell Pkwy., W.R. Middle Georgia Center for Cosmetic Dentistry

Barry Bilbro has been serving residents in Houston County with their health care needs for almost 25 years. “I grew up watching my grandfather, who was a pharmacist in Alabama,” says Bilbro, “and was amazed at some of the things he would make up.” Today, The Medicine Shoppe is a full-service pharmacy, offering customers prompt prescripon services, a confidenal personal pharmacy care profile, health and wellness consultaons, and a pharmacy staff available to answer customers’ quesons and concerns about their medicaons. The Medicine Shoppe is one of three independent pharmacies in Houston County. Personalized individual aenon is given to each customer by a team of cerfied and trained professionals. “One of the most important services we offer is compounding,” says Bilbro. Compounding involves the art and science of preparing medicaon based on the specific needs of a paent. Customized dosage forms, may include capsules, liquids, sublingual drops, suppositories, troches, transdermal gels, loons or creams. Physicians may order medicaon no longer commercially available or in strengths beer suited to a specific paent’s needs. One area of parcular interest to Bilbro is compounding bio idencal hormones for women and men. Responding to womens’ requests for “natural

hormones” in the 1990’s, Bilbro became affiliated with Professional Compounding Centers of America, and received extensive training and ongoing medical and technical support. Area doctors occasionally consult with Bilbro concerning the various bio-idencal therapy opons. Upon recommendaon by a local physician, private consultaons are available to aid the doctor in determining the best individual treatment. Compounding is a medical technique that tradionally was used by early physicians. During the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s, the industry changed with the introducon of commercial manufacturing. Today, there are approximately 2500 compounding pharmacies in the United States, compared to over 40,000 commercial pharmacies. Bilbro says as a compounding pharmacist, he has been able to play a more acve role with his customers. Veterinarians oen call to inquire what dosage forms a parcular drug may be administered in. Cats, for example, are notorious for taking medicine orally. Switching a drug from orally to topically oen solve the problem. Transdermal gels for nausea are very popular with pediatricians. Children oen can’t hold down oral medicaons when sick, and parents are reluctant to use suppositories, so applying a gel works well. Tetracaine lollipops are a standard treatment for tonsillectomy paents and popular with ENT doctors.

Barry Bilbro

Pharmacist (478) 922-2067 March 2009

Dr. Curs Hayslip earned his undergraduate at the University of Georgia and graduated from the Medical College of Georgia, School of Denstry. Dedicated to the latest advancements in cosmec denstry, Dr. Hayslip takes pride in keeping up-to-date with the latest technology and ever-changing dental techniques. His extensive studies include PAC-live, founded by Dr. Bill Dorfman of Extreme Makeover fame; LVI, founded by Dr. Bill Dickerson; Dura-thin prep-less veneers developed by Dr. Dennis Wells, "The Denst of the Stars," who was also featured on Extreme Makeover.

1550 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins

Barry Bilbro was raised in Griffin, Georgia and graduated from the UGA School of Pharmacy. He pracced in Knoxville, Tennessee for three and a half years for Revco and then moved to Warner Robins and worked for a number of pharmacies including Coliseum Professional Pharmacy, Manor Pharmacy, and Family Mart. In 1984, Bilbro opened the Medicine Shoppe.

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Dr. Wiley is originally from Ohio. He received his medical degree at the Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine and completed his orthopaedic residency at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio. Dr. Wiley went on to complete a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy at Orthopaedic Research of Virginia and moved to Georgia in 2003. He is cerfied by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of several associaons, including the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine.

Dr. William Baxter Wiley joined Middle Georgia Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, a private pracce in Warner Robins six years ago. Having played sports during his high school and college years, Dr. Wiley has a focused interest in sports medicine, parcularly in shoulder and knee arthroscopy. Aer compleng his sports fellowship in Virginia, Dr. Wiley says, along with his family, he was looking to work for a pracce that was family-oriented and offered a strong team and Chrisan environment. "The experience has been very good," says Dr. Wiley. "We work together – a team atude is what we have here – there's a great relaonship in the group." Middle Georgia Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine has a significant medical staff that includes six doctors. The pracce provides a full range of comprehensive care including arthroscopic surgery, foot and ankle surgery, hand and wrist surgery, hip and knee Surgery, total joint replacement, shoulder and elbow surgery, and spinal surgery. Dr. Wiley and the medical team are also involved in all aspects of health care pertaining to the musculoskeletal system and employs medical, physical, and rehabilitave methods as well as surgical methods to paent care.

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Middle Georgia Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine believes in the importance of community. "We work with all the county high schools and middle schools," says Dr. Wiley. The surgeons donate their me during sports season to treat athletes' condions. During the fall, a free Saturday sports clinic is available to the public. Dr. Wiley says the pracce also treats paents who experience problems with medicaon. "We approach ortho-care by providing several types of therapies, including physical and occupaonal therapies," says Dr. Wiley.

Dr. William Baxter Wiley Middle Georgia Orthopaedic

Orthopaedist

3051 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins

“Chiropracc Care is more than just making the pain disappear, it’s about learning, understanding and taking care of your body to improve your quality of life.”

Originally from Elmira, NY, Dr. Law moved to Georgia to aend Life University in Mariea, GA earning her doctor of chiropracc degree in 2003. She pracced in Michigan for one year then returned to Georgia to earn her diplomate of the Naonal Board of Chiropracc Examiners. Law moved to Warner Robins in August 2006 and worked with another area chiropractor unl she opened American Chiropracc Specialists in March, 2008. She earned her designaon as a Cerfied Chiropracc Extremies Praconer in 2007.

The highly trained and aenve surgeons treat a myriad of illnesses and diseases. Paents who experience common injuries like fractures, torn ligaments, dislocaons, sprains, tendon injuries, pulled muscles, and ruptured discs can be treated at Middle Georgia Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Other condions such as low back pain, sciaca, scoliosis, knock knees or bow legs, bunions and hammer toes are also treated. Paents are provided with informaon on their condion prior to treatment. "We want to treat condions appropriately," explains Dr. Wiley. "So we oen explore other opons before surgery."

Dr. Kelly Law consistently offers gentle, world-class chiropracc care at American Chiropracc Specialists located in Warner Robins, GA. She is the only chiropractor in Middle Georgia who has earned her designaon as a Cerfied Chiropracc Extremies Praconer, logging in over 1000 hours of connuing educaon on the subject of extremies (arms and legs). “I get a lot of paents who come to me for neck or back pain and I find the problem in their shoulders, knees or even their feet,” says Dr. Law. “I’m connually amazed at how complex the body is and how everything is connected in one way or another.” The objecve of chiropracc treatment is to reduce structural interference of the nervous system, which results in increased moon, reduced nerve irritability, and improved funcon. The goal at American Chiropracc Specialists is to fix the cause of the problem and not to just treat the paent’s symptoms. The staff at American Chiropracc Specialists aim to educate their paents about Chiropracc and other

Dr. Kelly Law

(478) 953-4563

natural soluons to common health problems in order to movate them to take a more acve and responsible role in restoring and maintaining their own health. Law understands that although her paents may be diagnosed with similar condions, they respond very differently to treatments. For this reason, she tailors a specific plan of acon to meet her paent’s needs, goals, and unique medical and physical condions. Law and her staff provide a level of ease and comfort for their paents. The warm, inving décor of the pracce provides a soothing environment for anyone who walks through the door. Finding a chiropractor who understands changing health care needs and the most current techniques and approaches to addressing health problems can be a daunng task. “We treat paents like they’re our family,” says Law, who has been praccing for six years, and emphasizes that she is open and honest with her paents about their condions. “I love helping my paents and working here in this community,” says Law. The pracce offers paents gentle spinal and extremity adjustments, and neuromuscular massages and foot orthocs, which are devices used to relieve foot and back pain by restoring natural foot funcon.

Chiropractor

American Chiropractic Specialists

113 Carl Vinson Pkwy., W.R.

March 2009

(478) 225-9840

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Primary Eyecare Associates was founded in 2001 by Drs. Murphy and Simmons and has been fortunate to experience significant growth. Primary Eyecare now has five staff optometrists with the addion of Mis Smith, OD, Seth Murphy, OD and Steve Summerow, OD. In addion to providing roune eye care services, the staff treats and manages a number of eye care condions. The doctors at Primary Eyecare treat and manage ocular disease and trauma, comprehensive family eye care including all types of contact lens fits and pediatric eye care including infants. The staff also provides 24 hour emergency service for established paents. The diabec populaon treated at Primary EyeCare is quite significant. "We perform a thorough eye exam on all diabec paents and correspond with their primary care physician for improved paent care" says Dr. Murphy. Primary Eyecare is dedicated to providing the best paent care possible. Many paents have expressed feeling comfortable with the staff. "We are really big on paent service," explains Dr. Murphy. "Our welltrained staff has a can-do atude and goes the extra

mile for the paent." As a private pracce in optometry, Primary Eyecare regulates itself, allowing the staff to focus on providing the best care. This family oriented eye care facility also offers extensive pediatric eye care. Dr Simmons explains, "Providing thorough, experienced care for infants and children is paramount at our office and communicang effecvely with parents and making them feel comfortable and confident with our doctors is extremely important." Primary Eyecare also provides orthopc therapy for children with vision problems such as double vision, convergence issues, and learning related vision problems. Primary Eyecare Associates has an impressive variety of frames in all styles and price ranges. Frame and lens specialists are on-hand to help paents select the latest in sunglasses and specialty eyewear for recreaonal acvies, including an extensive selecon for children and protecve sports eye wear. Look no further than Primary Eyecare Associates for your eye care needs. Schedule your appointment today!

Dr. Monte Murphy Dr. Mike Simmons

Optometrists (478) 333-6955

627 S. Houston Lake Rd., W.R.

Middle Georgia residents will soon enjoy a new dental facility right across from Perry Hospital. Smile Georgia! Dental will be opening March 16 with denst and founder, Anthony DeLoach, DDS, LLC. According to his vision for the business, DeLoach would like to offer paents a unique approach to receiving dental care. “Denstry is a constantly changing field, and the advances in materials, procedures, and equipment available, are truly amazing to those of us who connue our educaon and stay up-to-date with new techniques,” says Dr. DeLoach. The new office will feature state of the art equipment, the latest methods, and modern technology. The staff will experience the convenience and efficiency of using electronic medical records, a soware program that improves paent management by improving wait-me for paents, storing confidenal documentaon, billing, and filing insurance. Besides the office being equipped with EMR, digital x-ray will be used as a paent-friendly apparatus that greatly lessens the amount of radiaon a paent is exposed to. High standards are a must for Dr. DeLoach. The office will feature a new European sterilizaon center – standards that are higher than in

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Dr. Monte Murphy

Primary Eyecare Associates

Dr. Mike Simmons

the U.S. – by eliminang concerns over the increase of pathogens. Another great addion includes intraoral cameras, which give paents the ability to see problem areas and beer understand treatment opons. Dr. DeLoach is cerfied in sedaon denstry and has over 20 years of experience performing this procedure, treang well over 5,000 sedaon cases. An astonishing 47% of people do not visit their denst due to fear. “We’re able to make any procedure more comfortable for the paent,” says Dr. DeLoach. “Many people avoid dental care that they urgently need – not only from a cosmec perspecve, but more importantly from an overall health perspecve.” Sedaon can be performed on any procedure. Dr. DeLoach and his highly trained team will be providing general denst care, root canals, cosmec veneers, crowns, bridges, invisalign, and more. “My staff and I are commied to making our level of denstry available and affordable to as many people as possible, including all rered and acve-duty military personnel,” says Dr. DeLoach. Smile Georgia! Dental is welcoming new paents, filing all insurances, and currently seng up appointments.

Dr. Anthony DeLoach 113 Morningside Dr., Perry

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Dr. Anthony DeLoach is from Unadilla, Georgia. He graduated with his doctorate in dental surgery from Emory University in Atlanta. Upon receiving his dental license, he returned home to Middle Georgia and opened a private pracce in Perry. He later moved to Atlanta, where he has been praccing both privately and charitably for the past several years. His Chrisan faith and love of denstry merged 10 years ago, through his affiliaon with the Good Samaritan Health Center in downtown Atlanta. Dr. DeLoach both serves as a member of the Board of Directors and a dental provider.

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CARING FOR A C OMMUNITY: TODAY AND TOMORROW

A C OMMUNITY

OF

P URPOSE

by Paula Day Johns

by Skip Philips

Skip Philips

Chief Executive Officer Houston Healthcare (478) 542-7756

At Houston Healthcare, our vision is to be “a caring health system dedicated to excellence – today and tomorrow.” The biggest strength of Houston Healthcare is our people. Together, our more than 2,000 employees, 200 physicians and more than 175 volunteers fulfill our mission of providing quality care to the people of Houston County and the surrounding area. We are taking care of our family, friends, and neighbors. Caring both for those who are sick as well as our colleagues, associates, and community members is the hallmark of Houston Healthcare.

As our community connues to grow, so do we. During the Fall of 2008, we added our third urgent care center, Emergency Care at Lake Joy, to connue to expand the access to care for our community. During 2008, our Emergency Departments at Houston Medical Center and Perry Hospital, along with our three Med-Stops, saw more than 94,000 visits – one per son at a me. Later this year, Houston Medical Center will open a 130,000 square foot addion housing 102 state-of-the-art paent care beds. This new $75M North west Tower represents our commitment to meeng the needs of Middle Georgia. On Highway 96, near Middle Georgia Technical College, we are construcng a 31,000 square foot Medical Office Building, opening this Summer. This building, on property owned by Houston Healthcare, will house a comprehensive Cancer Treatment Center, in conjuncon with Medical Oncologists and Radiaon Oncologists in our community. In Perry, we are applying for a Cerficate of Need to convert to all private rooms in this 45-bed community hospital. Our Women’s Center helped bring 2,042 new lives into Houston County during 2008. We are fortunate and thankful for our growth and proud to care for the communies we serve. In addion to our facilies, we care for our community through a variety of outreach and educaonal programs. Our EduCare Programs touched our community through more than 88,000 encounters, ranging from screenings to educaon. Our Volunteers provided more than 30,000 hours of support and caring for our community. During this past year, our growth and construcon required our medical staff and associates to work together to creavely meet the needs of our community. Our physicians have provided extended hours in their offices and w orked collaboravely to set new best pracce standards for the quality, paent-focused care we provide our community. At Houston Healthcare, caring is what we do best – medical care, quality care, and individualized care. From our volunteer Board of Directors to each member of our t eam, we are proud of the role we play in making Middle Georgia a great place to live and work. 20

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Co-Pastor The Rain Church (478) 953-7246

We oen feel we can get a result from God with no acon. We think we can catch God much like we can catch a cold. We think God will just happen to us and there is nothing we can do about it. We may think that we do not have to do anything mentally, or physically to catch God. If just thinking about doing something reaches our ancipated result, we would have everything that God has promised because it would require no further acon than thinking about purpose.

Most believe in order for a result to be achieved or for a purpose to be accomplished, the decision or purpose mus t be carried out with an acon and actually becoming a doer of the w ord as James 1:22 clearly defines. By deceiving ourselves into believing that if we hear the word, we have accomplished the word. Therefore, most believe, and the scripture teaches, we must be purposeful with acon. The subject of this column is “A Community of Purpose.” What is purpose? Purpose, simply put, is an aim or a g oal; or in most religious terms, it is an assignment or an appointment. It seems that God gave us all purpose. His purpose in us is not jus t one simple sentence or word. God’s purpose is many things for us, one of which is this: Ephesians 3:10 t o the intent (or purpose) that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalies and powers in the heavenly places.

Let’s look at a teaching of the word manifold. Strong’s concordance says that manifold (#4182) means varied, with many colors. Here, the word manifold wisdom means that God’s wisdom is varied and with many shades, nts, hues, and colorful expressions. He is a God of v ariety. He is sll entering the human arena with a display of many sided, mulcolored, and much variegated wisdom to His people and through His people. This simply means tha t He wants us act upon the knowledge that God’s mulfaceted, colorful wisdom is demonstrated through and by the church. We are to put darkness on noce! “Satan, we got this!” The community of purpose is a c ommunity of believers acng out God’s mulfaceted, mul-hued wisdom. We must be the agents of acon to let the world know who God is and wha t He accomplished through Jesus Christ, “For the good of others,” “For the community of purpose,” “For the love of Christ,” and “For the salvaon of all.” Have God’s purpose in you. Have acon behind the purpose, and keep focused on the purpose of ev eryone. Reach one for the “good of all.”

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HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW

P UTTING H EALTH F IRST

by Dr. Curtis Hayslip

by Kathy Culpepper

Dr. Curtis Hayslip Doctor of Dentistry Middle Georgia Center for Cosmetic Dentistry (478) 929-2190 www.smilesbyhayslip.com

Unwanted hair can be a challenge for many men and women. Shaving, waxing, and plucking can irritate the skin and cause painful razor bumps. The last decade has seen considerable advancements in medical lasers and light systems. These modalies are sage and have the main advantage of producing longer lasng results. However, skin type, hair color, and tanned skin have been major limitaons.

Our newest laser hair removal system is the only one to successfully tackle these obstacles and is the fastest, safest, and most effecve hair removal soluon for the superior results you deserve. Elos technology is the top laser hair removal technology available in today’s market. It is safe, effecve, removes more hair colors, and is available for all skin types. It is the first technology that is color dependent. Say goodbye to unwanted hair growth on all areas including the face, neck, breasts, stomach, arms, shoulders, bikini areas, legs, and back. We are proud to offer Elos, the first and only technology that uses combined energies to effecvely and gently remove hair of many colors and types from all skin tones. Developed by the original inventors of hair removal pulsed light systems, Elos truly is the next generaon of safe and effecve hair removal technology. Here are some of the more oen asked quesons: How does hair removal work? Hair follicles are precisely targeted and destroyed using the revoluonary Elos combinaon of Bipolar Radio Frequency and Light Energys. Is hair removal with Elos right for you? Permanent hair reducon is successful for both men and women, and almost all body areas can be treated. Only Elos is pr oven to remove lighter colored hair on all skin t ones, and may need more treatments compared to darker colors. When can I expect to see results? Hair growth is reduced aer each treatment. The number of treatments required will be based on your hair color and type, body area, and skin tone. Schedule a consultaon to establish your personalized treatment schedule. Does it hurt? Cooling of the skin surface as well as constant measurement of the skin’s resistance ensures safety and comfort during treatment. This is a no-down me procedure. Many paents return to normal acvies immediately aer treatment. You can achieve smooth, beauful skin with Elos hair removal. Only Elos technology can offer superior results with the highest level of comfort and safety. 22

I've found that the majority of women are so busy taking care of others that it becomes overwhelming to find the me to take care of themselves. They really want to be happy and live a beer quality of life, whether they are single or have a family. Moms want to be great role models for their children, providing them with the knowledge of the healthiest way to eat and exercise. Kathy Culpepper

It only takes 20 minutes of movement a day to start feeling beer. When exercise becomes part of your daily roune, you will make it a priority to find me. Start with small steps. Park farther away; take the stairs; or wake up 20 minutes early and take a quick walk or put in an exercise video. Manager Fit and Firm (478) 971-0730 www.fitandfirmfor women.com

As I was preparing for this arcle, I was in the gym at Fit and Firm and noced the interacon of ladies sharing, laughing, and just enjoying each others’ company. At Fit and Firm, we have a family of sisters who support each other in a sa fe, comfortable atmosphere. The workouts are even more fun when you are chang with someone on the bike next to you. You don't have to be in perfect shape, since Fit and Firm will meet you at any place on your fitness journey. Our programs are designed for all fitness levels with members ranging from women who have never wanted to step into a health club to the seasoned athlete. In my 26 years in the fitness industry, I am proud to say that we have a professional, knowledgeable, and fun staff! Our naonally cerfied group fitness instructors are upbeat, movang, and most of all, they care. We offer one-on-one training, buddy training, as well as group fitness classes that include Yoga, Zumba, Boot Camp, Kickboxing, Yogalates (a fusion of yoga and pilates), Hip Hop, and much mor e. We even have child care and classes for kids! The dance classes for girls encompass creave movement to jazz and hip hop. During school br eaks, we offer a week-long fitness camp for both boys and girls. We are open 24 hours and are staffed at key hours during the week. Put your health first, and you will be happy with the r esults! Kathy Culpepper is an onsite partner and general manager of Fit and Firm Fitness for Women. Kathy has been in the fitness indus try for 26 years and is cerfied through the American College of Sports Medicine, American Council of Exercise and the Aerobics and Fitness Associaon of America. Kathy has her Black Belt in Taekwondo and has ran several Marathons including Chicago and New York City! Fit and Firm is loc ated at 198 S Houston Lake Rd. in the Shaheen Plaza, Warner Robins. www.fitandfirmforwomen.com

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HONORING DR. ERIC PAYNE: GEORGIA DISTINGUISHED PRINCIPAL

HEARING AIDS CAN HELP TINNITUS by Annette R. Peppard

by Dr. Jolie D. Hardin Dr. Eric Payne, principal at Bonaire Elementary School, has been given the honor of represenng District 11 of the Georgia Associaon of Elementary School Principals (GAESP) as the 2008 – 2009 Georgia Disnguished Principal. Administrators who are GAESP members from Houston, Bibb, Peach, Crawford, Monroe, Twiggs, and Jones counes voted in January. The criteria for being nominated for the Georgia Disnguished Principal is as Dr. Jolie D. Hardin follows: (1) is an acve principal of a Principal school in which a commitment to Matt Arthur excellence is clearly evident; (2) has Elementary School been an acve principal for at least (478) 988-6200 five years; (3) will be an acve jhardin@hcbe.net principal during the year in which he/she will receive the award: (4) is an acve member of a professional associaons; and (5) shows evidence of increased or consistently high levels of student achievement as demonstrated on the state-wide assessment instrument. Dr. Payne aended Parkwood Elementary School, Northside Junior High School, and graduated from Northside High School in 1988. He taught at Miller Elementary and Russell Elementary. He was also a School Technology Coordinator in Perry for two years, assistant principal at Russell Elementary for one year, and has been the principal a t Bonaire Elementary for seven years. He graduated from Georgia Southern University, received a Master’s and Specialist Degree from Georgia College, and his Doctorate from Argosy University. He has been married to his wife, Robin, for fieen years, and they have a son, Noah, who is nine. When I asked Eric what inspired him to get in the field of educaon, his story was amazing. He was diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty and while he was in the hospital going through chemo, children from his church began wring him leers and sending cards. A parent from Trinity United Methodist Church, Mrs. Peterson, was working with the sixth grade youth group and asked if he would be willing to work with them the weeks he was home from treatment. He agreed and eventually went to college to get a teaching degree. He said he wanted to give back to children the hope that they gave him while going through his cancer experience. Bonaire Elementary is a Georgia School of Excellence. They received the Governor’s Silver Award for Student Achievement for the 2007 – 2008 school y ear, and has previously received the Bronze Award for Student Achievement. This year, the school received State Superintendent’s Disnguished Achievement Award for being one of the t op 10 schools in the state for Exceeding on the CRCT. Congratulaons Dr. Eric Payne! 24

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Hearing aids can offer hope of beer hearing for people who suffer from nnitus, according to a recent survey conducted by the non-profit educaonal organizaon Beer Hearing Instute (BHI). The survey of 230 hearing health professionals in the United States and Canada found that six out of ten paents reported some relief of their nnitus when using hearing aids, and two of ten reported major relief.

Audiologist Hearing Associates (478) 953-2705 allaboutears.com

These findings are parcularly significant in light of past BHI research that found nearly 9 million American adults with hearing loss have not sought a soluon to their hearing problem simply because they also have nnitus and mistakenly believe that nothing can be done about it. Tinnitus is a persistent ringing, buzzing, or humming in one or both ears that has no external source. It can be intermient or constant, but for many who suffer from it, nnitus is so intrusive that it has a debilitang effect on their quality of life. Some 50 million Americans suffer from nnitus, and for 12 million people, the problem is so severe that it affects their everyday lives. Despite the high prevalence of nnitus and the disrupon it can cause, only a small number of suff erers contact their physicians or an audiologist for help. One reason is that they mistakenly believe nnitus is untreatable. Many physicians, who are not well-educated on nnitus or on the latest treatment opons, compound the problem by inappropriately telling their paents who complain to just go home and learn to live with it. Experts believe hearing aids can help nnitus by improving communicaon and reducing stress, thereby making it easier to accept or cope with the condion. By amplifying background sound or producing background ambient noise, hearing aids are believed to reduce the loudness or prominence of nnitus. A new type of hearing aid, c alled the open-fit hearing aid, may be designed to be parcularly useful in alleviang nnitus. The open-fit hearing aid can reduce the effects of the nnitus ringing sensaon while sll allowing sounds from the outside to pass into the ear. In addion to being evaluated by a hearing health pr ofessional to explore the use of hearing aids t o alleviate nnitus, the American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO-HNS) recommends these addional ps for minimizing nnitus: Avoid exposure to loud sounds and noises; get your blood pressure checked (if it is high, get your doctor's help to control it); decrease your intake of salt (salt impairs blood circulaon); avoid smulants such as coffee, tea, cola, and tobacco; exercise daily to improve your circulaon; and get adequate rest and avoid fague.

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T HE H ISTORY AND V ALUE OF G OLD

R UGS 101 by Rebecca Avery

by Van Dempsey & Sam Satterfield

Van Dempsey and Sam Satterfield

Gold is a highly-sought aer precious metal that has been used as mone y, ornamentaon, and as a store of value in jewelry and sculpture since the beginning of history. It has been known and highly valued since prehistoric mes. Egypan hieroglyphs from as early as 2600 BC describe g old, and king Tushraa of the Mitanni claimed that gold was "more plenful than dirt" in Egypt.

Gold in anquity was relavely easy to obtain geologically; however, 75% of all gold ever produced has been extracted since 1910. It has been es mated that all the gold in the world that has ever been refined would form a single cube 20 m (66 ) on a side. The first documented discovery of gold in the United States was at the Reed Gold Mine near Georgeville, North Carolina in 1803. The first major gold strike in the United States occurred in a small north Georgia town called Dahlonega. Owners Satterfield & Dempsey Jewelers (478) 971-1200 satterdia@aol.com

Gold is dense, so, shiny, and the most malleable and ducle pure metal known. The appearance of Gold typically is a metallic yellow. The metal varies depending on the amount of gold alloys present in the item. The gold content of gold alloys is measured in carats (k) – pure gold being designated as 24k. Because of the soness of pure (24k) gold, it is usually alloyed with base metals for use in jewelry, altering its hardness and duclity, melng point, color, and other properes. Oenmes people misunderstand the term carat, spelled with a “c”, to represent the weight of gold; however, the term actually refers to the weight of a gemstone. • 24 karat (24K) gold is pure gold. • 18 karat (18K) gold contains 18 parts gold and 6 parts another metal or metals, making it 75% gold. • 14 karat (14K) gold contains 14 parts gold and 10 parts another metal or metals, making it 58.3% gold. • 10 karat (10K) gold contains 10 parts gold and 14 parts another metal or metals, making it 41.7% gold. 10k gold is the minimum karat designaon that can sll be called gold in the United States. Since gold is such a desired metal, the price on the open mark et has ranged widely. Starng in 1968, gold has ranged from a high of $850 per ounce on January 21, 1980, t o a low of $252.90 per ounce on June 21, 1999. The 1980 r ecord high was not overtaken unl January 3, 2008 when a maximum of $863.35 per ounce was set. The current annual record price was set on March 17, 2008 at $1023.50 per ounce. Gold has long been considered the most desirable of precious metals, and its value has been used as the s tandard for many currencies (known as the gold standard) in history. 26

Does it sound like a bowling alley in your home? Well if it does, you are not alone. Area rugs or oriental rugs are can be very inmidang purchases. Whether you want to buy an heirloom quality hand knoed rug or an area rug with lots of new style and color, the ulmate goal is to make your home more beauful. With all the hardwood floors, laminate floors, and le surfaces today, rugs Owner have become a necessity, not a luxury. Just Fabulous Rug & On a room-by-room basis, determine Fine Art Gallery the look you want to create and a (Located inside Mobley rough esmate of how much you Fine Furniture) would like to spend. There are a wide (478) 971-0193 variety of just fabulous rugs to choose from at many price points. When shopping, take as many samples of fabrics, paint, and flooring to help you make the correct decision on your rug purchase. Rebecca Avery

It is wise to determine the look or mood y ou want to create before you shop as well. The design and personality of the rug you select can create the desired feeling you want in your home or office. Formal rugs, such as a fine orien tal, can create a calming effect, a meless feeling of tradion and lasng value. A gorgeous hand knoed rug by Liberty, Kalaty, or Nourison is woven to last five generaons and will become like an old friend – one tha t is laughed on, cried on, and danced on while being passed down from generaon to generaon. This type of rug is meant to be enjoyed, treasured, and remembered. Casual rugs such as a c olorful funky shag, or a geometric paern can create a fun element in a family room, game room, or child’s room. These rugs can set the scene for lively conversaon, game playing, or just being with friends and family. Rugs such as these are usually for trendseers who love to follow the newest style in color and design. Bold center medallion rugs are somemes used to make a strong statement. The large paern creates a wonderful foyer piece or somewhere you want the rug to steal center stage. This type of rug can be spectacular in the right area! The next queson of importance is what size rug to buy. Your furniture arrangement should suggest the minimum size a rug should be. Using a lar ge blanket or tarp folded to the size you think you prefer will give you some idea of what size your rug should be. Keep in mind that most people buy their rugs t oo small, so take this size to a rug professional and see what sizes are available closest to your dimensions. The correct area rug can truly pull a space t ogether like no other decorang element.

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Spotlight

Men & Women

Take Ch a r g e of Yo ur He alt h A t Ev e ry Age

Regular check-ups are all about preventave health. Roune exams are helpful in finding problems before they start and diagnosing problems early increases a paent’s chance of a cure. Making the decision to get regular treatments is one step in the direcon of improving your chances of living longer and improving overall quality of life. Numerous factors determine how oen and what kind of screening and tests that are required. Start on the road to health by addressing some key points. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevenon (CDC) suggest the following four points before geng a checkup. First, review your family history. Family history is important in determining whether you need to be screened for a parcular disease, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or certain cancers like breast cancer. Second, find out if you’re due for any general screenings or vaccinaons. Staying updated on vaccinaons can prevent a number of illnesses and death in adults. For instance, according to the American College of Prevenve Medicine, influenza is responsible for 20,000 to 40,000 deaths annually, up to 50,000 deaths, and an esmated 200,000 excess hospitalizaons at a cost of $750 million to $1 billion during epidemic years. Third, write down a list of issues and quesons to take with you. Note exisng symptoms and whether you’ve had unusual changes in your body lately. It’s important to be honest about what you’ve experienced. Fourth, consider your health future. If you have concerns about the future, such as stopping birth control pills or wanng to quit smoking, then address these concerns with your physician. Once you’ve addressed the four key points, consider these essenal check-ups for both men and women at any age.

Women in their 20’s Dr. Maria Crisna Tayag, MD, is an internist at a private pracce in Warner Robins. She suggests women in their 20’s get breast exams. “Every five years, women in their 20’s should get breast exams – and get a clinical exam by a doctor,” says Dr. Tayag. “If 28

there’s a history of breast cancer in the family, the test can be done sooner.” In fact, women should get tested for any genec illnesses or diseases. Women in their 20’s should also get tested for blood pressure (every 2 years), vision, and cholesterol (every 5 years). The CDC recommends women also get tested for cervical cancer – if sexually acve, and get tested for other sexually transmied diseases such as chlamydia. Dr. Ravi Shekarappa, MD, is an internist at Houston Pavilion Center in Warner Robins. He says every sexually acve adolescent and adult should be screened for HIV infecon. “Those who have other STD’s are at a high risk for HIV,” says Dr. Shekarappa. Obesity is another important issue women need to look out for. The CDC recommends measuring your body mass index to screen for obesity. Dr. Mark A. Lafferty, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Warner Robins OB/GYN LLC., says women in their 20’s ought to take vitamin supplements as well. For women who experience low moods lasng longer than two weeks, the CDC recommends being screened for depression. Emoonal health affects overall quality of life and is just as important as physical health.

Women in their 30’s

Women in their 40’s “For women in their 40’s, mammograms are recommended,” says Dr. Tayag. The US Preventave Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends women get mammograms every two years. Women who are experiencing menopause may also need supplements. “Menopausal women should be taking supplements for bone protecon and bone health,” says Dr. Lafferty. Regular strength training will help to build bones as well. The American Diabec Associaon recommends geng tested for type 2 diabetes every three years beginning at age 45, if you are at average risk for diabetes. Risk factors include being obese (BIM of 30 or higher) or overweight (BMI of 25 to 29), lack of physical acvity, family history of the disease, history of diabetes during pregnancy, polycysc ovary syndrome, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. The USPSTF also recommends that women ages 45 and older have their cholesterol levels checked regularly every 1 – 5 years. Other screenings include heart disease screening (cholesterol and blood pressure), thyroid tesng, eye exams every two to four years, and skin exams.

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Many women are giving birth in their 30’s and Dr. Tayag says regular check-ups are important. “As long as you keep up with your OB/GYN appointments, prenatal vitamins, exercise, and proper diet, you should have a healthy pregnancy,” says Dr. Tayag. For women 35 years and older, there is a higher risk for carrying babies with certain disorders, such as Down syndrome. Metabolism slows during this me, so women should stay up-to-date on the following: blood pressure and cholesterol, pap smears and pelvic exams, breast exams, skin checks, dental check-ups, eye exams, and immunizaons. If you’re unsure about which immunizaons you need, ask your doctor if you’re due for shots to protect you from measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap should be used for those who are planning to get pregnant, work closely with infants, or have received an infected wound from something like a rusty nail), influenza (flu shot), and meningis and hepas A and B, (for those who travel around the world). Check with your doctor on how oen you need to be vaccinated.

Once women turn 50, medical experts recommend a number of screenings. “Screening for colorectal cancer should start at age 50 and connue unl age 75,” says Dr. Shekarappa. “A colonoscopy is the most effecve way for colorectal cancer screening.” Those who have risk factors, such as a family history of colon cancer, should get tested earlier. Bone density is a concern as women began to age. “Bone density tests should be done at 65 years or older,” says Dr. Tayag, “unless symptoms appear earlier.” Symptoms to look out for include back pain, loss of height or a stooped posture, or fractures that may occur due to a minor injury especially to the hip, spine, and wrist. Screening should take place every two years. Other screenings for women 50 years and older include pelvic exams and pap smears (women over 50 sll get cervical or vaginal cancer), eye exams, hearing tests, pneumococcal and flu vaccines, thyroid hormone tests, dental exams, and skin exams. Unusual moles or skin changes should be addressed immediately.

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Men in their 20’s According to Dr. Shekarappa, men in their 20’s should perform tescular exams. “There’s no effecve screening method available for tescular cancer, but all male adults should do a tescular self exam once a month and once a year by a professional,” says Dr. Shekarappa. Once tescular cancer is detected, it is easily treated and cured. Dr. Tayag says men should exercise regularly in their 20’s (and beyond), eat healthy, and see their primary care physician once a year for opmal health. “Vaccinaons also are very important,” says Dr. Tayag. “The tetanus vaccine should be done once every ten years.” Men who are sexually acve should be screened for HIV infecon and other sexually transmied diseases. “Those who also have other STD’s are high risk for HIV,” says Dr. Shekarappa. Obesity is another important issue men need to look out for. The CDC recommends having your body mass index measured to screen for obesity.

Men in their 30’s Due to the prevalence of diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol levels also are recommended screenings for men in their

30’s. “All high blood pressure paents should be screened for diabetes,” says Dr. Shekarappa. “Individuals with a family history should be screened earlier.” Cholesterol levels should be checked starng at 35 years and older, unless paents have risk factors for coronary artery disease, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, family history of heart disease, or smoking.

Men in their 40’s, 50’s and older Screening for colorectal cancer should start at age 50. “Men should also screen for prostate cancer at age 50,” says Dr. Tayag. Screening can be performed by a digital rectal exam. Early screening will help to detect prostate in its early stages. Some health officials, such as The American Urological Associaon (AUA), recommend geng screened earlier. The AUA suggests screening begin at age 40 or 45 for high risk groups, such as African-Americans or those with a family history. Other screenings for men age 40 and older include abdominal aorc aneurysm, an abnormally large or swollen blood vessel in the abdomen. This screening is reserved for men who have smoked 100 or more cigarees in their lifeme and are recommended for men

between the ages of 65 and 75. Prevenve health is an important aspect of living. “Our main purpose is to detect a disease in its early stages where treatment is very effecve,” says Dr. Shekarappa. The recommendaons listed in this arcle are based on suggesons from a variety of health organizaons. Keep in mind, if paents have symptoms or risk factors at an earlier age, medical professionals urge screening before the recommended age group. Dr. Tayag advises that paents follow-up regularly with their healthcare providers. ATWRP

Sources include the Centers for Disease and Control Prevenon, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, OSF Healthcare, the U.S. Prevenve Services Task Force (USPSTF), American College of Prevenve Medicine, The American Diabetes Associaon, the American Urological Associaon, interviews with Dr. Ravi Shekarappa, Dr. Maria Crisna Tayag, and Dr. Mark Lafferty. For more informaon, visit www.cdc.gov for informaon on screenings and speak with your doctor.


Spotlight

Keep Stock on Healthy Eating March is naonal nutrion month and if service of Houston Healthcare. “Children you’re one of the millions of Americans and adults need at least one serving per trying to eat healthier, then you might find food group,” she says. “What it boils this arcle helpful. Around Town spoke down to is moderaon.” Carter with some inspiring experts on the topic. encourages her paents to use, what she Eang healthy can be a challenge. Many calls, the plate method. Half of the plate of us lead hecc, franc lives and are can include vegetables and the other half constantly on the go. The convenience of can be divided between a protein and a fast food and junk food oen give way to carbohydrate. Carter also uses visuals to home cooked meals and full course help paents measure food. “For dinners eaten around the table. The instance, two to four ounces of protein is required me it takes for your brain to tell about a deck of cards or the size of a you you’re full takes approximately 20 beeper,” says Carter. Adults should aim minutes, yet we usually wolf down our for about 3 square meals a day and two meals quicker. So, this month, start a new snacks if needed, or six small meals journey towards healthy eang to improve spread throughout the day. the health of your enre family. One of the most important One of the The vast wealth of diet books aspects of healthy nutrion most important and healthy eang on the is breakfast. The American market can be overwhelming to aspects of healthy Dietec Associaon says most consumers. Karen Lee, breakfast is the most nutrition is MS, RDLD works at Houston important meal of the day. breakfast. Healthcare as a diean. She Despite its healthful says families need to start benefits in aiding with looking at healthy eang as making a weight management and providing energy change in their lives. “The dinner table is and beer concentraon throughout the a great opportunity for teaching,” says day, it is oen the most neglected and Lee. “Everyone is relaxed and not rushed skipped meal. “Breakfast means to break and parents get to see what their children the fast that your body has undergone are eang.” A 2004 Pediatrics and throughout the night,” explains Carter. Adolescent Medicine study “When you fail to Carter encourages showed that 11 to 18 year-olds consume who frequently ate at the carbohydrates (fuel her patients to use, dinner table with their families food) when you what she calls, the were associated with a lower wake up, then your plate method. Half risk of smoking, drinking, using body has to get fuel marijuana, lower incidences of from another of the plate can depressive symptoms and source.” A healthy include vegetables and suicidal thoughts, and had breakfast should the other half can be beer grades. include a good divided between a protein source and Geng started and remaining carbohydrate, such protein and a consistent is key to making as a slice of whole carbohydrate. those crical lifestyle changes. grain bread and one The United States Department boiled egg or of Agriculture (USDA) offers personalized cheese. “I always suggest paents try to eang plans for the enre family and is a get one ounce of protein every morning,” great resource, says Lee. Increasing says Carter. Protein plays a key role in dietary fiber, consuming five fruits and every cell of the body. No other nutrient vegetables a day, and going lean with plays as many different roles in keeping protein are important aspects of a healthy the body alive and healthy. “Protein is diet. “Variety is key,” says Lisa Cater, RD, brain food,” says Lee, nong that children LD, CDE, a diabetes educator at EduCare, a who skip breakfast that includes a good 30

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protein source tend to fall asleep in class. Carter and Lee both agree that lack of exercise is almost as much of a problem as unhealthy eang. “Incorporang acvity into your day can mean taking the stairs at work or parking far away at Walmart,” says Lee. Regular exercise helps the body maintain a healthy weight. It helps the body in losing fat and preserving muscle; Exercise also improves sleep; bone density by reducing the risk of falls and fractures; lowers risks for heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, gallstones, and colon cancer; and aids with mood disorders. It is never too late to exercise, says Fit and Firm Fitness for Women manager, Kathy Culpepper. “I have an 80-year-old client who has come to me and started exercising,” says Culpepper. Incorporang exercise into your daily life does not have to be complicated either. Lee says during a lunch break at work, a brisk walk is more beneficial than skipping it altogether. The USDA suggests choosing acvies you enjoy and involving the enre family. ATWRP

Want to know the amount of each food group you need daily? Go to www.mypyramid.gov/mypyramid/index. aspx and enter your age, sex and physical acvity level to receive a quick customized food guide. For a detailed assessment of your food intake and physical acvity level, click on My Pyramid Tracker at:

www.mypyramidtracker.gov.

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Spotlight

Middle Georgia: Historic South Must See’s and Must Do’s for the Whole Family!

Winter lasted a very short while here in Middle Georgia and with spring weather having greeted us back in February, warm weather and budding nature are luring us to see and do much outdoors. Middle Georgia is filled with a variety of fun and excing places, events, and things to do in March. Around Town magazine has compiled a brief resource list that will help you decide how to spend your sunny days. Perry National Fairgrounds is a perfect place and opportunity to experience a number of acvies. The Georgia Naonal Quarter Horse Show, hosted by the Horseman’s Quarter Horse Associaon (HQHA), will take place in Reaves Arena on Friday, February 27 through Sunday, March 1. Shows begin at 8 a.m. This show is offered free to the public. For more informaon, visit www.hqha.org. The Southeastern Model Show 2009 will take place Friday, March 6 through Saturday, March 7 and is hosted by Georgia Aircra Modelers Associaon. “People come from all over the U.S. to parcipate,” says Rick Davis, a sales and markeng representave for the Georgia Naonal Fairgrounds and Agricenter. Shows begin from 1 p.m. unl 7 p.m. and ckets cost $8 for adults and $3 for children. The Family Motor Coach Associaon (FMCA) will hold its 81st internaonal convenon from Monday, March 16 through Thursday, March19.

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FMCA convenons are huge family reunions with social acvies, informave seminars, and professional entertainment. Approximately 800 motor homes represenng a variety of styles and price ranges will be on display. For more informaon on this event, visit www.fmca.com. The Naonal Fairgrounds will feature more events in the month of March. For more informaon, call (478) 987-3247 or visit www.gnfa.com. Warner Robins Museum of Aviaon and Georgia Aviaon Hall of Fame will be holding a Young Astronaut’s Day (YAD) on Saturday, March 28. The Museum is providing adult supervision at the rao of at least 1 adult and 1 assistant per every 25 parcipants. Organizers or parents are welcome to aend YAD if they so desire, but they are not required. The parcipaon fee is $30 and requires completed release and waiver forms. For more informaon, call (478) 926-5558 or visit www.museumofaviaon.org. Historic Walking Tour / Perry’s Convenon and Visitor’s Bureau offers sights to see and acvies to experience in Perry! This historic walking acvity is a self-guided walking and driving tour of historical homes in the area. Visitors should stop in at Perry’s Convenon and Visitor’s Bureau at 101 General Courtney Hodges Boulevard, across from the Georgia Naonal Fairgrounds and pick up a map with the listed historical homes. Brochures on the walking tour and other area aracons can be picked up at the convenon’s bureau.

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Parks and Recreaon Centers in Warner Robins and Perry both offer excellent opportunies for families to have fun together. Informaon on recreaon centers and parks in Warner Robins can be found at www.warner-robins.org. If you’re up for a long aernoon acvity, downtown Perry offers unique shops, quaint restaurants, and inving parksengs the whole family can enjoy. Stroll down Carroll Street and take a few moments to stop in the shops for intricate gis, home decoraons, jewelry, children and adult fashions, or to enjoy a fun book and relaxed atmosphere at the local bookstores. Sam Nunn Exhibit is featured in the Houston County Board of Educaon building located at 1100 Main Street in Perry. The exhibit features memorabilia commemorang Sam Nunn, an American lawyer, polician, and former U.S. senator. The exhibit is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more informaon, call (478) 988-6200. Henderson Village in Perry includes a collecon of 19th century homes and coages situated on 18 acres and located at what was once a thriving stagecoach intersecon. Visitors can enjoy an exquisite restaurant offering a high quality dining experience, sprawling gardens to accommodate weddings and special occasions, and luxurious accommodaons. For more informaon, call (478) 988-8696 or visit www.hendersonvillage.com. For a addional event lisngs, visit Around Town’s Calendar on pages 36 – 37.

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Congrats!

School News: Spotlighting Achievements The Georgia School Public Relaons Associaon (GSPRA) honored Director of Community and School Affairs Beth McLaughlin with eight state awards at its annual conference held. Houston County brought home four Gold awards, two Silver, a Bronze and a “Best of the Best” award which was introduced this year.

The Kingdom Impact Thunder All-stars Compeve Cheerleading Squad recently placed first in the Fellowship of Chrisan Cheerleaders Naonal Championship in Orlando, Florida and the Cheerleaders of America Southeastern Championship in Birmingham, Alabama.

Liam Kelley, 7 years old and a first year in Tiger Cub, is the top selling Scout for the Central GA Council for the Boy Scouts of America which is made up of 26 counes. He sold over $5300 worth of Trails End popcorn. For selling so much popcorn, he in fact did earn a marshmallow blaster, and a few gi cards, a college scholarship, and a popcorn selling patch. Pictured above is Liam Kelley with all the popcorn he sold. Congratulaons!

Members of The Wesield School faculty and administraon recently were honored by the Georgia Independent School Associaon (GISA) for 25 years of service. Those honored include Mrs. Joye Goodwin, second grade teacher; Mrs. Janna Gray, third grade teacher; and Mrs. Rachel Deems, Head of School. Pictured (le to right): Mrs. Karol Moore, Director of Lower School; Mrs. Joye Goodwin; Mrs. Rachel Deems; Mr. Tee Tolleson, Chairman of the Wesield Board of Trustees; and Mrs. Janna Gray. 34

Wesield Lady Hornets coach Jeff Eubanks recently earned his 400th career win. “It was great for The Wesield School to celebrate this career achievement with Coach Eubanks,” said Rachel S. Deems, Wesield’s Head of School, during a special recognion of Eubanks immediately following the game. “He has compiled an enviable coaching record and proven himself to be the kind of teacher, coach and role model who makes a difference in the lives of our students every day.” The Youth Leadership Class of the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce recently visited the Georgia State Capitol. The Class toured the State Capitol Building and observed the senate pass a bill. Wilbur Rumph of Security Bank and Jake Cox with Houston County are co-chairing the leadership program. The class consists of tours that include the following themes: State Government, County Government, City Government, Educaon, Health & Human Services, Economic Development, Industry, Robins Air Force Base, Cultural, and Community Awareness. The purpose of the Leadership Perry Class is to develop and expand the base of informed and qualified leaders for Perry and Houston County.

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Calendar

Around Town: Events WEEKLY SCHEDULE

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CPR Training for Healthcare Provider Time: 9 a.m. Locaon: Warner Robins Conference Center 308 N Davis Drive (Davis Hall), Warner Robins Cost: $40 for AHA 2 year cerficaon. Pre-registraon required. Contact Life Support (478) 542-0167 or e-mail vgcprtrng@cox.net

MARCH 1 – 7 M ARCH 1

Wedding Extravaganza Time: 1 – 4 p.m. Locaon: Houston Lake Country Club 2323 Ga Highway 127, Perry Is a wedding in your future? If so come join us! You’ll find caterers, dresses, formal wear, music, and florists all in one convenient locaon! Cost: Free. (678) 548-9498

M ARCH 3

Middle Georgia Community Crusade Time: 11:30 a.m. Locaon: Chef Audrey's Bistro 2728 Watson Blvd., Ste. D, Warner Robins Pastor's Informaon Luncheon. (478) 953-7480.

M ARCH 6

Live Jazz w/House Budda Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Locaon: Chef Audrey's Bistro 2728 Watson Blvd., Ste. D, Warner Robins Cost: $5. (478) 953-7480.

M ARCH 6 – 7

MARCH 8 – 14 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Locaon: Internaonal Center West Town Park 508 Osigian Blvd., Warner Robins Sponsored by Pastor Mack and CoPastor Freida McCullough. Word in Season Ministries with guest speaker Dr. G. Vincient Dudley, Sr., Senior Pastor of New Life in Christ Interdenominaonal Church, O’Fallon, Illinois. Cost: $50 per couple. Register by March 2. Call Andrea Parris (478) 333-2444 or (478) 333-2444. Email wism@wordinseason-ga.com.

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Salsa Saturday Time: 6 – 8 p.m. Locaon: Chef Audrey's Bistro 2728 Watson Blvd., Ste. D, Warner Robins Light Hors'deurves . Let us teach you how to dance the Salsa! Wear comfortable shoes! Cost: $20 pp. (478) 953-7480.

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4th Annual Rhythm Run Time: 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Locaon: Houston Heart Instute 1601 Watson Blvd, Warner Robins 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Health Walk sponsored by Houston Heart Instute, a service of Houston Healthcare. A "Run and See Geor gia Grand Prix Series" event. Cost: Pre-registraon: $10. Race Day Registraon: $15. (478) 542-7811, (478) 988-1827.

MARCH 15 – 21

Southeastern Model Show 2009 Time: Show hours Friday 1 – 7 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Locaon: Georgia Naonal Fairgrounds; buildings include Georgia, Heritage Hall, McGill Marketplace, and Miller-MurphyHoward Exhibit Hall Cost: $8 adults, $3 Kids Contact Norm Deputy at (478) 3282689 or visit www.gamarc.com.

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M ARCH 7

Middle Georgia Community Crusade Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

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ROSC Scholarship Award Applicaons for graduang high school seniors can be picked up at any local High School counselor's office, online at the ROSC website www.robinsosc.com, or by contacng Dr. Gail Simon-Boyd at gail_simon2000@yahoo.com.

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MARCH 15 – 21, CONT’D Locaon: Union Grove Missionary Bapst Church 809 S Davis Drive, Warner Robins Counselor/Advisors Training. (478) 953-7480.

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Middle GA Youth Conference Time: Friday, 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Locaon: Second Bapst Church – The Hanger, 2504 Moody Road, Warner Robins Middle GA Youth Conference will tackle the tough quesons of why we believe what we believe. Can you defend your faith? Dr. Emir Caner and staff will help you determine myths, lies, and ficon from the Absolute Truth of God’s Word. Praise and Worship will be led by En throned Praise, the praise band from TrueMcConnell College in Cleveland, GA.

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American Spirituals Concert Time: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Locaon: First United Methodist Church, the sanctuary 205 N. Davis Drive, Warner Robins, The Choral Society of Middle Georgia, under the direcon of Dr. John Simons, will present a repeat performance of the American Spirituals concert, featuring the Robert Ray Gospel Mass. Cost: $10. (478) 742-2561

MARCH 22 – 28 M ARCH 22

Mercer Children's Choir Time: 3 p.m. Locaon: First United Methodist Church, 205 N. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. Directed by Dr. John Simons. Cost: $10 Adult single c oncert, $25 Season ckets, and all students, K – college, are admied free. Tickets will be available at the door for each concert. Call Norma Hunt at (478) 923-7024 or email pemerk@yahoo.com.

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MARCH 22 – 28, CONT’D

Time: 2:30 p.m. Locaon: The Grand Opera House This show is performed by The Middle Georgia Youth Ballet and will include a story ballet called “Graduaon Ball;” guest performance by Owen Marks dancers from New York City; and a jazz number c alled “Georgia Rhythm and Blues,” a medley of dances to the legendary music of Macon’s own Os Redding. This is a Cherry Blossom sanconed event. Cost: $10 Adults, $8 Students and Seniors. All ckets $10 at the door. Tickets are available by calling the box office at (478) 301-5470 or online a t www.TheGrandMacon.com

catch a wolf. Sacred is based on the choral works of composer John Ruer and visualizes the sacred worship and prayer between man and God. The ballet captures the inner spiritual struggles and celebraons throughout life. Cost: $12 adults, $6 childr en. (888) 288-9742.

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Dogwood Fesval Vendor Applicaon The Perry Dogwood Fesval Commiee is now accepng craer/spacer and food vendor applicaons for the 21st Annual Dogwood Fesval that will be held on April 18 – 19 in His toric, Downtown Perry. Contact Maggie Lunsford at (478) 987-1234 or maggie@perrygachamber.com.

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Georgia Child Idenficaon Program Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Locaon: Warner Robins Recreaon Department 800 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins Program that provides idenficaon for children, the elderly, and handicapped individuals. Cost: free. (478) 328-2091

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Middle Georgia Community Crusade Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Locaon: Rehoboth Bapst Church 2238 Hwy 41 North, Warner Robins Counselor/Advisors Training. (478) 953-7480.

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Peter and the Wolf and Sacred Time: 5 p.m. Locaon: Homer J. Walker Civic Center, Warner Robins The Internaonal City School of Ballet presents the classic ballet Peter and the Wolf, the story of a young boy who ventures out into the meadow, against his grandfather’s orders, to March 2009

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Victory Sports Parent/Child Golf Tournament Deadline to enter tournament is March 22nd. The tournament will feature Ric Blazi as guest speaker. Cost: $70. Fee includes lunch for two, 18 holes of golf for two, range balls, and cart. Locaon: Southern Hills Golf Course. Sign-up is available at Second Bapst Church located at 2504 Moody Rd., Warner Robins. Call Jimmy Moneypenny or Kelly Ward at (478) 923-7101. Email jimmym@sbcwr.org or kellyb@sbcwr.org.

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League begins April 7th and runs through June 2nd Cost: $10 to cover prizes, and $12 $14 per round of 9 holes Locaon: Internaonal City every Tuesday Time: 4:30 p.m. Sign-up is available at Second Bapst Church located at 2504 Moody Rd., Warner Robins. Call Jimmy Moneypenny or Kelly Ward at (478) 923-7101. Email jimmym@sbcwr.org or kellyb@sbcwr.org.

M USEUM OF A VIATION “D-D AY ” E XHIBIT

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Through the eyes of the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, the exhibit tells the broader story of the paratroopers, troop carriers, and glider regiments who successfully carried out the air invasion of Normandy in World War II. Cost: Free, Guided tour is $2.50. (478) 9266870, www.museumofaviaon.org.

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THROUGHOUT THE MONTH Locaon: Perry Players 909 Main Street, Perry Set in 1183 at the chateau of Henry Plantagenet in Chinon, Anjou within the Angevin Empire of medieval France. The play opens with the arrival of Plantagenet's wife Eleanor of Aquitaine from prison. The story then revolves around various personality conflicts and shiing alliances.

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HQHA Georgia Naonal Quarter Horse Show Time: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday shows begin at 8 a.m. Locaon: Georgia Naonal Fairgrounds, Reaves Arena Hosted by the Horseman’s Quarter Horse Associaon. No admission fee for spectators. Stalls are available beginning at 5 p.m., February 25. Contact Sharon Kostrova at (919) 4980075. For stall reservaons, contact Fred “Ham” Phillips at (770) 474-4857 or visit www.hqha.org.

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Blood Drag Custom Car & Truck Show Time: Saturday, February 28, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday, March 1, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Locaon: Georgia Naonal Fairgrounds, McGill Marketplace and Outside area Hosted by Randall Hart. Call (864) 642-7878 or (864) 230-5576.

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Peter and the Wolf and Sacred Time: 7 p.m. Locaon: Homer J. Walker Civic Center 700 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins The Internaonal City School of Ballet presents Peter and the Wolf and Sacred. Cost: $12 adults, $6 childr en. Call 1-(888) 288-9742.

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Mossy Creek Barnyard Fesval Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Locaon: 315 M Lake Joy Rd., Perry Discover fine arsts from 24 states, music, storytelling, hayrides, and country cooking. Cost: $5 Adult, 1$ Children under age 4. (478) 922-8265 37


Resources WARNER ROBINS & SURROUNDING AREA SCHOOLS

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David A. Perdue Primary

PUBLIC – ELEMENTARY, CONT’D

150 Bear Country Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 218-7500 Principal: Linda Horne

Bonaire, GA 31005 (478) 929-6113 Principal: E. Harold Sapp

(478) 929-7816 Principal: Jodi S. Clark PTO President: Sarah Hedrick

Kings Chapel

Parkwood

Eagle Springs Children’s Center 106 Waterland Way Centerville, GA 31028 (478) 953-5003 Owner: Sandra Doolile Administrator: Serena Webb

Lake Joy

Pearl Stephens

Lindsey

Quail Run

www.eaglespringschildrenscenter.com

Lake Joy Primary

995 Lake Joy Drive Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 953-0465

Perry Primary

1500 Sunshine Avenue Perry, GA 31069 (478) 988-6160

P UBLIC – E LEMENTARY Bonaire

101 Elm Street Bonaire, GA 31005 (478) 929-7826 Principal: Dr. Eric Payne PTO President: Hai Vu

Centerville

450 N. Houston Lake Boulevard Centerville, GA 31028 (478) 953-0400 Principal: Cindy Flesher PTO President: Angie Lewis

David A Perdue

115 Sutherlin Street Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 988-6350 Principal: Ed Weeks PTO President: Dawn Melden

Eagle Springs

3591 Highway 41 North Byron, GA 31008 (478) 953-0450 Principal: Andrea McGee

Hilltop

301 Robert Bryson Smith Parkway 38

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460 Arena Road Perry, GA 31069 (478) 988-6273 Principal: Paulee Tompkins PTO President: Kelly Rodgers 985 Lake Joy Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 971-2712 Principal: Dr. Doug Rizer PTO President: Susan Goodwin 81 Tabor Drive Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 929-7818 Principal: Anthony Lunceford PTO President: Michelle Angelos

Linwood

420 Educaon Way Warner Robins, GA 31098 (478) 929-6360 Principal: Lazunia Thomas PTO President: Sandra Fujimoto

Matthew Arthur

2500 Highway 127 Kathleen, GA 31047 (478) 988-6170 Principal: Dr. Jolie DeLoreto Hardin

Miller

101 Pine Valley Drive Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 929-7814 Principal: Gwendolyn PearsonKilgore PTO President: Sharon Schnedker

Morningside

1206 Morningside Drive Perry, GA 31069 (478) 988-6261 Principal: Dr. Pat Wi

Northside

305 Sullivan Road Warner Robins, GA 31093 March 2009

503 Parkwood Drive Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 929-7822 Principal: Lisa Casilli PTO President: Lisa Roitzsch 215 Sco Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 929-7895 Principal: Dr. Marion Ford PTO President: Edquader Marble 250 Smithville Church Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 953-0415 Principal: Dr. Cheryl Thomas

Russell

101 Patriot Way Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 929-7830 Principal: Keith Lauritsen PTO President: Candy Handley

Shirley Hills

300 Mary Lane Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 929-7824 Principal: Dr. Traci Jackson PTO President: Angie Barnwell

Tucker

1300 Tucker Road Perry, GA 31069 (478) 988-6278 Principal: Dr. Kim Halstead

Westside

201 North Pleasant Hill Road Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 929-7820 Principal: Sharon A. Daniel

P UBLIC – M IDDLE Bonaire Middle School 125 Ga. Highway 96 Bonaire, GA 31005 (478) 929-6235

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Feagin Mill Middle School

Huntington Middle School

206 Wellborn Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 542-2240 Principal: Dr. Gwendolyn B. Taylor

Mossy Creek Middle School 200 Danny Carpenter Drive Kathleen, GA 31047 (478) 988-6171 Principal: Paige Busbee

Northside Middle School

500 Johnson Road Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 929-7845 Principal: Ed Mashburn PTO President: Dawn Dunbar

Perry Middle School

495 Perry Parkway Perry, GA 31069 (478) 988-6285 Principal: Thomas Moore

Houston County Career and Technology Center 1311 Corder Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 322-3280 Principal: Mike Parker

Houston County Crossroads Center 401 Dover Drive Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 929-7828 Principal: Dr. Ronnie Walker

Warner Robins Middle School 425 Mary Lane Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 929-7832 Principal: Dr. Donald Warren

Houston County High School 920 Highway 96 Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 988-6340 Principal: Sherri Freeman

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Director: Terry L. Cooper PTO President: Mary Catherine Liberty www.Christunitedschool.com

Sacred Heart Catholic School 250 South Davis Drive Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-9668 Principal: Staci Erwin www.shswr.org

The Westfield School

926 Green Street Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 929-7858 Principal: Mr. Mark Sco

Perry High School

Westside Baptist Academy

1307 North Avenue Perry, GA 31069 (478) 988-6298 Principal: Dr. Darryl Albrion

Warner Robins High School 401 South Davis Drive Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 929-7877 Principal: Steve Monday

P RIVATE Byron Christian Academy

69 Burne Road Byron, GA 31008 (478) 956-3503 Director: Donna Vander Zwaag www.byronchrisanacademy.com

Central Fellowship Christian Academy 8460 Hawkinsville Road Macon, GA 31216 (478) 788-6909 Principal: Claudia Paerson www.centralfellowship.org

Christ United Methodist School 511 Russell Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-2867

1101 Dunbar Road Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 784-9153 Administrator: James Anderson www.westsidebapstacademy.com

Windsor Academy

4150 Jones Road Macon, GA 31216 (478) 781-1621 Headmaster: John Cranford PTA President: Heather Jones

World of Faith Christian Academy 3960 Hartley Bridge Road Macon, GA 31216 (478) 784-6293

Student Safety Tips Walk directly to your designated school bus stop when you leave home in the morning and walk directly to your home in the afternoon when you are dropped off at your school bus stop. Watch for vehicles approaching or making turns before you cross a street. Never cross the street between parked vehicles.

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2005 US Highway 41 South Perry, GA 31069 (478) 987-0547 Head of School: Rachel S. Deems Principal: Janee J. Anderson www.wesieldschool.org

Northside High School

Thomson Middle School 301 Thomson Street Centerville, GA 31028 (478) 953-0489 Principal: Tammy Dunn

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1200 Feagin Mill Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 953-0430 Principal: Dr. Jesse Davis PAW President: Michelle Hall

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Never accept a ride from a stranger.

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AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL Adams-Smith Tabernacle AME 304 Green Street Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 329-1885 Sunday Service: 11:00 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Deborah Franks Watson

ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Chapel 2288 Moody Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 922-1061 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Andy King First Assembly of God 6040 Watson Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31099 (478) 953-0320 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Pastor: Mark Merrill

BAPTIST Bible Bapst Temple 2601 Watson Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 923-9822 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Charles D. Weber Calvary Bapst Church 351 GA Highway 96 Bonaire, GA 31005 (478) 929-1823 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Jim Lane Central Bapst Church 1120 Lake Joy Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 953-9319 Sunday Contemporary: 9 a.m. Sunday Tradional: 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Dr. H. Owen Bozeman

BAPTIST, CONT’D

BAPTIST, CONT’D

Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Andrew J. Hammack

Sunday Service: 10:50 a.m. Pastor: Loy Ballard

First Bapst Church of Bonaire 142 West Highway 96 Bonaire, GA 31005 (478) 922-1924 Sunday Services: 10 a.m., 6 p.m. Pastor: Kenny Rodgers

Oakland Bapst Church 1509 Russell Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-3533 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Pastor: Rev. Thomas Barnard

First Bapst Church of Garmon Street 210 Garmon Street Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-2279 Sunday Services: 8, 9:45, and 11 a.m. Pastor: Josh B. Kir vin, Sr.

Second Bapst Church 2504 Moody Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-7101 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Dr. Jeff LaBorg

Freedom Bapst Church 1221-4 South Houston Lake Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 987-6500 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Pastor: Floyd McKeel

Second Memorial Bapst Church 1845 Kings Chapel Road Perry, GA 31069 (478) 987-4803 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Dr. Tracy Brinson

Friendship Bapst Church 1322 Feagin Mill Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 953-9509 Sunday Services: 10:55 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Paul Cowles

Shirley Hills Bapst Church 615 Corder Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-5571 Sunday Services: 9 and 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Pastor: Andy Cook

Grace Bapst Church 204 South Pleasant Hill Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-5489 Sunday Services: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Pastor: Paul Mullen

Southside Bapst Church 1040 South Houston Lake Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 953-9388 Sunday Services: 9 and 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Jerry Walls

Greater Springfield Missionary Bapst Church 1195 Heflund Avenue Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 923-5721 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m., 5 p.m. Pastor: Daniel W. Jackson, Sr. Green Acres Bapst Church 901 Elberta Road Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 923-1995 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Pastor: Johnny Ellison

Cornerstone Bapst Church 1618 S. Houston Lake Road Kathleen, GA 31047 (478) 987-6344 Sunday Service: 10:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Pastor: Art Fowler

Hebron Fellowship Bapst Church 213 Green Street Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 397-3045 Sunday Worship Services: 8:30 and 11 a.m. Pastor: Daryl J. Vining, Sr.

Fellowship Bible Bapst Church 431 Dunbar Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 929-0828 Sunday Services: 8 and 10:45 a.m. Pastor: Willie L. Reid, Sr.

Hilltop Bapst Church 4140 US Highway 41 N. Byron, GA 31008 (478) 719-8262 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Robin Tedder

First Bapst Church 108 Church Street Centerville, GA 31028 (478) 953-3387 Sunday Service: 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Dr. Allen Hughes

Mikado Bapst Church 6751 Houston Road Macon, GA 31216 (478) 781-2324 Sunday Services: 8:30 and 11 a.m. Pastor: Rusty Smith

First Bapst Church 1135 Watson Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 922-8152

Northside Bapst Church 1013 Carl Vinson Parkway Centerville, GA 31028 (478) 923-9892 March 2009

Spring Chapel Missionary Bapst Church 112 Highway 247 South Spur, GA 31005 (478) 218-0736 Sunday Service: 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday Pastor: Rev. James K Baker Union Grove Missionary Bapst Church 809 S. Davis Drive Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 922-5514 Sunday Service: 10:15 a.m. Pastor: David A. Clarke Unity Bapst Church 479 GA Highway 96 Bonaire, GA 31005 (478) 922-0063 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. Westside Bapst Church 1101 Dunbar Road Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 785-1024 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Dr. G. Wayne Dorse Unity Bapst Church 479 Highway 96 Bonaire, GA 31005 (478) 922-0063 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Pastor: Lewis Cooper

CATHOLIC Sacred Heart Catholic Church 300 South Davis Drive Warner Robins, GA 31088 Around Town - Warner Robins / Perry


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St. Patrick Catholic Church 2410 Hwy 127 Kathleen, GA 31047 (478) 987-4213 Saturday Service: 5:30 p.m. Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pastor: Fr. Kirk Mansell

CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY Warner Robins Alliance Church 3006 Green Street Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 923-7439 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: John Varland

CHURCH OF GOD River of Light Church of God 1300 Corder Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-3541 Sunday Services: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Pastor: Dwayne Evors The Rain Church 257 Gunn Road Warner Robins, GA 31095 (478) 953-7246 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Paula Day and Clyde Johns

EPISCOPAL All Saints Episcopal Church 1708 Watson Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 923-1791 Sunday Service: 10:15 a.m. Pastor: Father Marn J. Bagay

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church – ELCA 301 N. Pleasant Hill Road Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 923-2239 March 2009

Bonaire United Methodist Church 144 Elm Street, P.O. Box 7 Bonaire, GA 31005 (478) 923-7317 Sunday Services: 8:15, 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Jay Tucker Centerville First United Methodist Church 600 N. Houston Lake Rd Centerville, GA 31028 (478) 953-3090 Sunday Services: 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Stephen Grantham Christ United Methodist Church 511 Russell Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 922-0211 Sunday Services: 9 and 11 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Jim McIlrath First United Methodist Church 205 North Davis Drive Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 923-3737 Sunday Services: 8:30, 10:50 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Jimmy R. Asbell, Jr. Harvest Church 3322 Highway 41 North Byron, GA 31008 (478) 923-8822 Sunday Service: 9 and 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church 129 South Houston Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-3797 Sunday Contemporary: 11 a.m. Sunday Tradional: 8:30 and 11 a.m. Pastor: Bill Bagwell

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Chrisan Fellowship Church 621 Walnut St Warner Robins, GA 31093 478-975-0808 Sunday Services: 8 and 10:45 a.m. Pastor: Bishop Harvey B. Bee

The Salvaon Army Church Warner Robins Corps 96 Thomas Blvd. Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 922-7585 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastors: Captains Larry and Brenda Gibson Word In Season Ministries Middle Georgia Technical College 80 Cohen Walker Drive Bldg. A – Auditorium Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 333-2444 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m.

NAZARENE Church of the Nazarene 300 Lois Drive Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 923-2108 Sunday Services: 10:55 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Pastor: David Miller

PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church 1631 Green Street Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 929-4770 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Robert L. Jarre United Pentecostal First United Pentecostal Church 603 Wellborn Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 929-5616 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Mark Fogarty Westminster Presbyterian Church 303 Mary Lane Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 922-2782 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Glenn A. Gilstrap Additional Reource Listing

Evergreen Family Fellowship 80 Tabor Drive Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 922-5982 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Joe Senter End Time Harvest Church 114 Bell Drive

Information Available Online! Visit Us At: www.AroundTownWarnerRobins.com

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Christ Lutheran Church – LCMS 733 Carroll Street Perry, Georgia 31069 (478) 987-6016 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Vacancy Pastor: Rev. David Bernthal

METHODIST

Joy Fellowship Church 210 Sylvia Avenue Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 953-6090 Sunday Service: 10:00 a.m. Pastor: Volleen Vicknair

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LUTHERAN

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church 336 Carl Vinson Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 922-1418 Sunday Contemporary: 11 a.m. Sunday Tradional: 8 and 10:45 a.m. Pastor: Rev. David Brighton

Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 922-7910 Sunday Service: 11:00 a.m. Pastor: Melvin Womack

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Warner Robins Chrisan Methodist Episcopal Church 200 Othal H. Lakey Circle Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-6326 Sunday Services: 8 and 10:45 a.m. Pastor: Lindsey P. Napier, Sr.

Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Kathleen Yates

NON-DENOMINATIONAL, CONT’D

WARNER ROBINS & SURROUNDING AREA PLACES

(478) 923-0124 Sunday Services: 9:00 and 11:45 a.m. Sunday Spanish: 2:00 p.m. Pastor: Father Fred Nijem

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Resources WARNER ROBINS & SURROUNDING AREA ORGANIZATIONS

BUSINESS & C ONSUMER SERVICES Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Middle Georgia 748 North Houston Road Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 922-1141 www.cccsmacon.org Houston County Development Authority 200 Carl Vinson Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-5470 www.houstoncountyga.net Houston County Cooperave Extension Office 801 Main Street, Perry, GA 31069 (478) 987-2028 www.ugaextension.com/houston Perry Chamber of Commerce 101 General Courtney Hodges Boulevard, Suite B, Perry, GA 31069 (478) 987-1234 www.perrygachamber.com Warner Robins Area Chamber of Commerce 1228 Watson Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 922-8585 www.warner-robins.com

C IVIC & N ON -P ROFIT American Red Cross Houston-Middle Georgia Chapter 346 Corder Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-6332 www.middlegeorgiaredcross.org Boys & Girls Clubs of Cen tral Georgia (478) 746-2430 or (478) 808-2247 Contact: Tammi Walker www.bgccentralgeorgia.org Boys and Girls Club of Georgia Heartlands – Byron Unit Enables young people to reach their full potenal as producve, caring, and responsible cizens. 202 Mosley Road, Byron, GA 31008 (478) 956-1395 Exchange Club of Houston County Ryan’s Steakhouse 1992 Watson Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31093 Meeng: Tuesday at 12 p.m. Contact name: Angela Hayes (478) 952-2879 Girl Scouts of Middle Georgia, Inc. Builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a beer place.

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CIVIC & N ON-PROFIT, CONT’D 6869 Columbus Road Lizella, GA 31052 (478) 935-2221 www.gsmginc.org Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia Builds lives, families, and communies one job at a me by helping people discover and develop their God-given gis through work and career development services. 5171 Eisenhower Parkway Macon, GA 31206 (478) 475-9995 www.goodwillworks.org Houston County Habitat for Humanity 515 Myrtle Street Warner Robins, GA 31095 (478) 328-3388 www.houstoncountyhabitat.org Jay's HOPE Foundaon Improves the quality of life of children with cancer and extends hope to families through educaonal, spiritual, emoonal, financial, and social support. 1157B Forsyth Street Macon, GA 31201 (478) 238-6360 www.jayshope.org Kiwanis Club of Warner Robins Ryan’s Steakhouse 1992 Watson Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31093 Meeng: Thursday at 11:30 p.m. Contact: Allen Richardson (478) 918-7887 Made 2B More Organizaon dedicated to teaching young girls and teens leadership skills and to grow up to be phenomenal women. Girls ages 11 – 18. Perry Recreaonal Center (Rozar Park) 1060 Keith Drive, Perry, GA 31069 (478) 731-2664 www.made2bmore.org Meeng: Second Saturday of the month March of Dimes Foundaon We’re dedicated to improving the health of babies by prevenng birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. 2733 Sheraton Drive, Building F, Suite 130 Macon, GA 31204 (478) 743-9165 www.marchofdimes.com Meals On Wheels - Houston County Council on Aging 1137 Kathleen Bynum Drive Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 328-6070 March 2009

CIVIC & N ON-PROFIT, CONT’D Middle Georgia Community Acon Agency, Inc. The mission is to provide, in collaboraon with public and private partners, social services that address the needs of disadvantaged individuals. www.mgcaa.org (478) 922-4464 Ronald McDonald House of Central Georgia Provides a place for families to stay when their child is in a hospit al far from home. 1160 Forsyth Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 746-4090, www.ronaldhousecga.org

C LUBS Warner Robins Civitan Club Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q 811 Russell Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 Meeng: Tuesday at 12 p.m. Contact: Jan Francis (478) 922-6740 American Camellia Society at Massee Lane Gardens 100 Massee Lane Fort Valley, Georgia 31030 (478) 967-2358 www.camellias-acs.com Business Networking Internaonal Middle GA Power Networkers Meeng: Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. Contact: Terri Minter (478) 919-6719 Central Georgia Amateur Radio Club First Chrisan Church – Fellowship Room 100 North Houston Road Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 542-1620 Meeng: Second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Contact: Bill Atkins Central GA Soccer Associaon 1107-B Russell Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 987-2455 Georgia Aircra Modelers Associaon, Inc. P.O. Box 140, Warner Robins, GA 31099 (478) 328-2689 In STEP With Singles, Inc. An inter-denominaonal single adult ministry whose mission is to minister to the spiritual and emoonal needs of single adults in the Middle Geor gia area. P. O. Box 26245, Macon, GA 31221 (478) 747-6663 www.Instepsah.org Around Town - Warner Robins / Perry


C LUBS , CONT’D Robin’s Pacers Running Club To promote health and fitness among club members and the local community. www.robinspacers.org

Warner Robins Business & Professional Women’s Club 248 Waterford Drive, Bonaire, GA 31005 (478) 923-1752

E CONOMIC D EVELOPMENT 21st Century Partnership 804 Park Drive Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 225-9005 www.robins21.org Centerville Development Authority 300 East Church Street Centerville, GA 31028 (478) 953-4734 www.centervilledda.org Houston County Career Center 96 Cohen Walker Drive Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 988-7130 Houston County Development Authority 200 Carl Vinson Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-5470 www.houstoncountyga.net Middle Georgia Consorum, Inc. 124 Osigian Boulevard, Suite A, Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 953-4771 www.mgwis.com

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Houston Arts Alliance 801 Main Street, Perry, GA 31069 March 2009

Lane Southern Orchards 50 Lane Road P. O. Box 716 Fort Valley, GA 31030 (478) 825-3362 www.www.lanepacking.com Museum of Aviaon Flight & Technology Center GA Highway 247 & Russell Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31099 (478) 926-6870 www.museumofaviaon.org Perry Players Club 909 Main Street, Perry, GA 31069 (478) 987-5354 www.perryplayers.org Warner Robins Lile Theatre 502 South Pleasant Hill Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 929-4579 www.wrlt.org Warner Robins Recreaon Department 800 Watson Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 929-1916 www.warnerrobinsga.gov YMCA of Houston County 2954 Moody Road, Bonaire, GA 31005 (478) 922-2566 www.hocoymca.org

S UPPORT O RGANIZATIONS ABUSE AND BATTERY CASA of Houston County, Inc. Houston County Juvenile Jusce Complex, 206 Carl Vinson Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 542-2141, Extension 336 www.naonalcasa.org Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia Provides 24-hour hotline, safe shelter, and support services for domesc violence and rape crisis. 277 Marn Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Macon, GA 31201 (478) 745-9292 COSC Women’s Shelter Women and children’s homeless shelter. 312 Duke Avenue Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 922-3195

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Family Advocacy Clinic 655 7th Street, Building 700 Robins Air Force Base, GA 31098 (478) 327-8398 Prevent Child Abuse Heart of Geor gia 640 Plum Street, Suite 202 Macon, GA 31201 (478) 238-6349 pcahg.org Rainbow House Children's Resource Center Aims to reduce the occurrence of child abuse and assist vicms. 108 Elmwood Street Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 923-5923 www.rainbowhousecrc.org Salvaon Army Safe House Safe shelter for domesc violence vicms and their children. P.O. Box 2408 Warner Robins, GA 31099 (478) 923-2348 Support Group for Domesc Violence Vicms Support group for vicms of domesc violence. P.O. Box 2408 Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-2348 ABOPTION / FOSTER CARE DFACS - Houston County 92 Cohen Walker Drive Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 988-7600 Covenant Care of Macon 3950 Ridge Ave.nue Macon, GA 31210 (478) 475-4990 www.covenantcareadopons.com Georgia Industrial Children's Home 4690 North Mumford Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 474-8220 www.gich.org Hephzibah Children's Home 6601 Zebulon Road Macon, GA 31220 (478) 477-3383 www.hephzibah.com

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Georgia Naonal Fairground & Agricenter 401 Larry Walker Parkway Perry, GA 31069 (478) 987-3247 www.gnfa.com

(478) 218-5229 www.houstonartsalliance.org

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Warner Robins Aquanauts To provide professional swim instrucon and fitness serving beginners to compeve swimmers, to community seniors; inslling discipline, posive ethics, and skill mastery in a safe, fun, team environment. Memorial Park Pool 800 First Street, Warner Robins, GA 31088 Head Coach: Wes Hamborg (478) 929-8044 www.wraswim.com

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Methodist Home 304 Pierce Avenue Macon, GA 31203 (478) 751-2800 www.themethodisthome.org ALCOHOL/DRUG/EATING TREATMENT CENTERS 12 Step Group Paerned aer Alcoholics Anonymous. Every Tuesday 6:30 p.m. and every Saturday 10:30 a.m. Christ United Methodist Church 511 Russell Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 Alcoholics Anonymous - Warner Robins 1001 Carl Vinson Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31099 (478) 923-7657 Hodac Women in substance abuse recovery who are homeless, pregnant or with minor children under the age of 12. 2764 Watson Boulevard Centerville, GA 31028 (478) 953-5675 www.hodac.org Houston Medical Center Behavioral Science & Psychiatry 1601 Watson Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 542-7788 www.hhc.org Middle Georgia GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group) Support for persons with celiac disease, dermas herpeformis, gluten intolerance or anyone following a gluten free diet. Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month. Central Bapst Church 1120 Lake Joy Road Warner Robins, GA 478 - 397 -5061 middlegeorgia.gigbranches.org Narcocs Anonymous - Centerville Centerville United Methodist Church 101 Wilson Drive Centerville, GA 31028 Narcocs Anonymous - Warner Robins First United Methodist Church 205 North Davis Drive Warner Robins, GA 31093 Phoenix Center 940A Highway 96 Warner Robins, GA 31099 (800) 715-4225 Unlimited Visions 2503 Moody Road

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Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 329-0550 CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT Child Support Enforcement - Warner Robins 92 Cohen Walker Drive Warner Robins, GA 31095 (478) 988-7700 CRISIS HOTLINES Helpline Georgia Crime vicm assistance helpline. 2762 Watson Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31093 (800) 338-6745 Pregnancy Resource Center of Warner Robins A ministry of Sav A Life in Macon offering pregnancy tesng, parenng educaon, STI and HIV educaon, aer-aboron care and much more. 306 N. Davis Drive Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 225-2241 Salvaon Army Safe House (478) 923-6294 DIABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES Abilies Discovered, Inc. Assists in the employment, educaon, training, and support of individuals experiencing physical and/or developmental disabilies 211 Corder Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-7727 Epilepsy Associaon of GA, Inc. 121 Booker Street Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 923-8141 Happy Hour Mental Retardaon Service Center 802 Young Avenue Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 929-6600 www.hcaec.com

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EMERGENCY RELIEF SERVICES American Red Cross - Houston-Middle GA Chapter 346 Corder Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-6332 www.middlegeorgiaredcross.org Houston County Emergency Management 200 Carl Vinson Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 542-2026 Salvaon Army - Warner Robins 305 Green Street Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 922-2226 HOSPICE SERVICES Heart of Georgia Hospice 103 Westridge Drive Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 953-5161 www.heartofgahospice.org PARENTING SERVICES Family Advocacy Clinic 655 7th Street, Building 700 Robins Air Force Base, GA 31098 (478) 327-8398 Child Care Resource and Referral Agency of Central GA 277 Marn Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Suite 104, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 752-7800 www.gaccrra.org Quality Care for Children An all-in-one resource for and about child and school-age care. 277 Marn Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Macon, GA 31201 (478) 752-7800 www.qualitycareforchildren.org

Heart of Georgia Developmental Disabilies Ministries 615 Corder Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 953-2992 www.heartofgeorgiaddm.org

Rainbow House Children’s Resource Center Mission is to serve all children by strengthening our community’s response to child abuse and neglect through prevenon, intervenon and advocacy efforts. P.O. Box 1239 Warner Robins, GA 31099 (478) 923-5923 www.rainbowhousecrc.org

Naonal Alliance on Mental Illness Central Georgia, Inc. 209 Elberta Road Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 328-0508 www.namicentralga.org

Robins AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center 700 9th Street Suite 1000, Building 794 Robins Air Force Base, GA 31098 (478) 926-1256

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U.S. G OVERNMENT President (4-year term expires 1/13) Barack Obama (D) president@whitehouse.gov

Vice President (4-year term expires 1/13) Joe Biden (D) vice_president@whitehouse.gov The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20500 Telephone: (202) 456-1414 Fax: (202) 456-2461 www.whitehouse.gov

Senators (6-year terms)

Macon Office: 300 Mulberry St., Suite 502 Macon, GA 31201 Telephone: (478) 741-1417 Johnny Isakson (R) (term expires 1/11) U.S. Senate 120 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Telephone: (202) 224-3643 Fax: (202) 228-0724 www.isakson.senate.gov Atlanta Office: Telephone: (770) 661-0999 Fax: (770) 661-0768

Representative (2-year term)

Jim Marshall (D) (term expires 1/11) 8th District 504 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Telephone: (202) 225-6531 Fax: (202) 225-3013 jim.marshall@mail.house.gov Macon Office: 682 Cherry St., Macon, GA 31201 Telephone: (478) 464-0255 Fax: (478) 464-0277

S TATE G OVERNMENT Governor

Sonny Perdue (R) (term expires 1/11) State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 Telephone: (404) 656-1776 www.legis.ga.gov

Lieutenant Governor

Casey Cagle (R) (term expires 1/11) State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 Telephone: (404) 656-5030 www.legis.ga.gov

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CITY OF CENTERVILLE OFFICIALS: Town Hall 300 East Church St. Centerville, GA 31028 Mayor (4-year term) Harold M. Edwards, Jr. (12/09) Telephone: (478) 953-4734

CITY OF WARNER ROBINS OFFICIALS: City Hall 700 Watson Blvd. Warner Robins, GA 31093 Mayor (4-year term) Donald S. Walker (12/09) Telephone: (478) 929-1115

CITY OF PERRY OFFICIALS: City Hall 1211 Washington St. Perry, GA 31069 Mayor (4-year term) James Worrall (12/09) Telephone: (478) 988-2736

HOUSTON COUNTY OFFICIALS: Houston County Board of Commissioners 200 Carl Vinson Pkwy. Warner Robins, GA 31088 Telephone: (478) 542-2115

Commissioners: (4-year term expires 12/08) Meet 1st Tuesday at 9 a.m. and 3rd Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Ned M. Sanders (R), Chairman – Post 1 H. Jay Walker (R) – Post 2 Gail Robinson (R) – Post 3 Larry Thomson (R) – Post 4 Tom McMichael (R) – Post 5

Other Elected Officials: Daniel Galpin, Coroner Telephone: (478) 542-2113 Cullen Talton, Sheriff Telephone: (478) 542-2125 Mark Kushinka, Tax Commissioner Telephone: (478) 218-4940

SUPERIOR COURT: George Nunn (N), Chief Judge Telephone: (478) 218-4840 Edward D. Lukemire (N), Judge Telephone: (478) 218-4850 Katherine K. Lumsden (N), Judge Telephone: (478) 218-4860 Around Town - Warner Robins / Perry

Kelly R. Burke (R), District Attorney Telephone: (478) 218-4810 Carolyn V. Sullivan (D), Clerk Telephone: (478) 218-4720

STATE C OURT 4YEAR TERM: Bob Richardson (N), Judge Telephone: (478) 542-2013 Robert Tawse (R), Solicitor – General Telephone: (478) 542-2100 Gay B. Valasky (A), Clerk Telephone: (478) 542-2105

CIVIL & MAGISTRATE COURT 4YEAR TERM: Telephone: (478) 987-4695 Robert E. Turner, Chief Magistrate Brenda H. Morton, Senior Magistrate John W. Geiger, Magistrate Angela Sammons, Magistrate Virginia Stewart, Clerk

PROBATE C OURT 4YEAR TERM: Telephone: (478) 218-4710 Janice D. Spires, Judge Kim Willson, Chief Clerk

PUBLIC DEFENDER: Office of the Public Defender State Court Division 202 Carl Vinson Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 542-2055 Office of the Public Defender Superior Court Division 201 Perry Parkway Perry, GA 31069 (478) 218-4870

JUVENILE COURT APPOINTED: Telephone: (478) 542-2060 Deborah A. Edwards, Judge Sandra McGowan, Clerk

MUNICIPAL COURT OF WARNER ROBINS: 800 Young Avenue Warner Robins, GA 31093 Telephone: (478) 322-0240

ELECTED & APPOINTED OFFICIALS

Saxby Chambliss (R) (term expires 1/15) U.S. Senate 416 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Telephone: (202) 224-3521 Fax: (202) 224-01030 www.chambliss.senate.gov

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Fred Godwin, Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Grube, Judge Larry O'Neal, Judge Martin Martragrano, Judge Kay Dykes, Clerk

MUNICIPAL COURT OF CENTERVILLE: 500 Houston Lake Blvd. Centerville, GA 31028 Telephone: (478) 953-4795 Michelle Snyder, Clerk Jeffrey L. Grube, Judge 45


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(478) 987-1234 (478) 922-8585

H OUSTON C OUNTY G OVERNMENT : Business Licenses (Warner Robins) Commissioners Court (Juvenile) Court (Magistrate) Court (Probate) Court (State) Court (Superior) Cooperative Extension District Attorney Economic & Community Development Elections Human Resources Inspection & Fee (Permits) Jury Duty Call-In Phone (Superior Court) License Plates/Tags (Perry) License Plates/Tags (Warner Robins) Parks & Recreation (Warner Robins) Planning & Zoning (Warner Robins) Public Works Taxes (Assessor’s Office/Property Taxes)

(478) 929 1148 (478) 542-2115 (478) 542-2060 (478) 987-4695 (478) 218-4710 (478) 542-2105 (478) 218-4720 (478) 987-2028 (478) 218-4810 (478) 923-5470 (478) 987-1973 (478) 542-2005 (478) 542-2018 (478) 218-4724 (478) 218-4940 (478) 542-2135 (478) 929-1916 (478) 918-2991 (478) 987-4280 (478) 218-4750

D RIVER ’ S L ICENSE (T UES . – S AT.)((866) 754-3687 F IRE D EPARTMENT Centerville Perry (478) Warner Robins

(478) 953-4050 988-2850 (478) 765-1031

G EORGIA S TATE P ATROL

(478) 453-4718

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(478) 745-0411

(478) 474 -1999

(478) 987-0323 (478) 922-4281 (478) 923-9730 (478) 542-7811 (478) 988-1865 (478) 633-1000 (478) 923-2843 (478) 987-3600 (478) 476-8868

L IBRARIES : Centerville Public Library Nola Brantley Memorial Library Perry Public Library

(478) 953-4500 (478) 923-0128 (478) 987-3050

P ETS : Animal Control (Houston County) (478) 542-2033 Animal Control (Warner Robins) (478) 929-7280 Humane Society of Houston County: www.humanesocietyhoco.org

P OST O FFICE S CHOOLS

www.usps.com

(800) 275-8777

See pages 38 & 39 for a Listing of Schools

S HERIFF ’ S D EPARTMENT

(478) 542-2125

U TILITIES : AT&T Centerville Utilities Cox Communications Flint Energies Georgia Power Company Landfill Perry Utilities Recycling Warner Robins Utilities Watson Cable Windstream

(888) 757-6500 (478) 953-3222 (478) 784-8000 (478) 988-3500 (888) 660-5890 (478) 987-0089 (478) 988-2743 (478) 929-7258 (478) 929-1144 (478) 922-9440 (800) 501-1754

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ADVERTISER INDEX Around Town magazine is brought to you compliments of the following advertisers.

Around Town magazine is a free publicaon that is provided to our community members as a service each month. It is mailed to homes and businesses for free and contains posive informaon about the community that is intended to bring our community members closer together. Around Town is a community-minded magazine with the purpose to beer our community through posive informaon. Banking/Financial Services MidSouth Federal Credit Union Security Bank

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Clothing, Footwear & Jewelry Impressions Isabels Run Fit Sports Saerfield and Dempsey Jewelers Sugarplum Tree Two Friends Yelverton Jewelers

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Testimonials of the Month Houston county and its cies has needed a magazine like yours for many years. Your report on the past, present, and future of W.R. is great! I think the cizens of the county (and W.R. in parcular) feel starved for this type of informaon. To read of the "revival" of the downtown area is encouraging and points to the forward-leaning vision of what this area can become. I wish you and the staff a successful venture and connued support from the community. Kudos all around! Mr. Evans We at Carlton Interiors have received great exposure in Macon, Houston County, and Middle Georgia as a direct result of our ads in Around Town magazines. Response from our ads far exceeded our expectaons. We have found that Around Town magazines are easily readable and beaufully formaed. Each month, informave arcles and interesng local people are featured in these magazines – a criteria that has proven to be successful. We, at Carlton Interiors are happy to parcipate in Around Town magazines. Joyce Carlton, Owner of Carlton Interiors March 2009

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