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Five Halloween events headline local calendar As October winds down this week, the community calendar is back-loaded with five Halloween events on Friday and/or Saturday. The Munchkin Masquerade kicks off the weekend’s Halloween happenings on Friday morning in downtown Newnan. There’s also two nights of Improv with “The Nightmare Before Halloween” at the Newnan Theatre Company (Friday and Saturday). Saturday events include the 6th Annual Oak Hill Cemetery Tour, Trunk or Treat! Halloween at the Chattahoochee Bend State Park and neighbor Peachtree City’s Fall Festival and Movie Night. Below are details plus information on live and local music and sports. Oct. 29 – Munchkin Masquerade • Downtown Newnan One of the favorite events in the area. Main Street Newnan offers this downtown Trick-or-Treat for the little ones! The Munchkin Masquerade will take place beginning at 10 a.m. and end by noon. Oct. 29-30 – A Nightmare before Halloween • Downtown Newnan Two nights of Improv at the Newnan Theatre Company. The spookiest night of the year is almost here, but the funniest night of the year is even sooner! The Nightmare Before Halloween is Two Nights of Improv Tricks-N-Treat with your favorite N.I.T.W.I.T.S. and almost a dozen brand new faces from their Improv Workshop! Oct. 30 – 6th Annual Oak Hill Cemetery Tour • Downtown Newnan Meet those from Newnan’s past up close and personal during the 6th Annual Tour and “See the Cemetery in a Whole New Light” with a live, in-person tour date. All tours include dinner, live music, McRitchie Haunted Mansion tour and an unforgettable guided walk through the cemetery’s historic Presbyterian section. Tickets can be purchased at Dunc’s BBQ Kitchen and the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society. Oct. 30 – Trunk or Treat! Halloween at the Bend • Chattahoochee Bend State Park Join the fun in the Chattahoochee Bend State Park Campground 1! There will be a campsite decorating contest, a costume contest, and trunk or treating around the campground. The event starts at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 – Fall Festival and Movie Night • Drake Field, Peachtree City Hosted by the PTC Recreations Department. Attendees can enjoy an afternoon of fall fun followed by a movie under the stars. Food, games, fall photos, and a costume contest! When the sun sets, grab a seat and some popcorn to enjoy the Halloween Classic-Hotel Transylvania. Live music around Coweta County this weekend includes the Pete & Pete Band (Friday) and The Band O.N.E. (Saturday) at The Cellar; Drivin N Cryin (Friday) at the Brickhouse Newnan Grille & Tavern; Hunter Callahan (Friday) and Block Party Band (Saturday) at Grazing Here in Peachtree City; JT Murphy (Friday) at The Mad Mexican; Barefoot Nina (Friday) at SummerGrove Golf Club; and Chase Tibbetts (Friday) at the Brickhouse LaGrange.

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In sports, the Atlanta Braves return to the World Series for the first time since 1999 and face the Houston Astros. Game 2 is in Houston on Wednesday; then Games 3, 4 and 5 will be in Atlanta at Truist Park. And in college football, it’s Georgia-Florida week in Jacksonville on Saturday while Georgia Tech hosts Virginia Tech.



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Nominations now open for Coweta’s 2022 Citizen of the Year After a year off because of COVID-19 concerns, the of the Year, but it’s even more special to be part of Coweta County Citizen of the Year award is returning. the community in Newnan and Coweta County and The Kiwanis Clubs of Coweta, which sponsor the share the experience with so many friends, family event, said nominations are now open for the 2022 and business partners. This is truly a special place,” Citizen of the Year. Officials said the 2022 celebration Reynolds said.

will be a special event since it’s the thirtieth Because it’s the thirtieth anniversary of the award, anniversary of the award. Kiwanis leaders said they are hoping to receive lots of The event is one of the highlights of the civic year in nominations this year, perhaps for some of Coweta’s Coweta County, and the winner will be named at the unsung heroes who aren’t always considered for such honors. Local nonprofit leaders are among those they Citizen of the Year dinner in January. suggested might be nominated for the award. This award is designed to honor an individual with outstanding leadership and citizenship within Kiwanian Nancy Walden said that because of the our community, someone who has demonstrated challenges our community has faced in the past year, exemplary vision, civic pride, and a strong especially following the March tornado, she believes commitment to a better Coweta through volunteerism there will be opportunities to nominate deserving and community involvement. The Citizen of the Year individuals who helped with that response. She award annually recognizes an individual with these noted that the Kiwanis Clubs of Coweta already have plans to honor many of the groups who helped characteristics: following the tornado, regardless of which individual • The nominee must live in Coweta County, and ends up winning the actual award. “We want to honor his/her civic and volunteer activities must be all volunteers,” she said, and that’s one reason she centered in Coweta County and the surrounding hopes everyone will help spread the news about the area. opening of Citizen of the Year nominations. • Consideration will be given to those who The 2022 Citizen of the Year dinner will be held at demonstrate leadership and performance in The Newnan Centre on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at multiple areas of community service over a period 6:30 p.m. Cost for individual tickets is $35. Corporate of years. sponsorships are now being sold for $400 for a table • The nominee may be an individual from any of eight. For additional information, please call Nancy walk of life, and there are no requirements or Walden at 770-596-6428 or email her at nkwalden@ restrictions relating to gender, age, race, religion or ethnic background.

Garnet Reynolds, the most recent Citizen of the Year, received the award in 2020. Reynolds serves as market president of the Newnan area for Truist Financial Corporation, formerly known as BB&T. “It’s not only an honor to be recognized as Citizen

To nominate someone for Coweta’s 2022 Citizen of the Year, complete the application available online by visiting the Chamber website, newnancowetachamber. org, and clicking on the “Community” tab. Nomination packets are due at the Chamber by November 17, 2021. For more information, contact the Chamber at 770-253-2270. ■

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John A. Winters, Publisher, Editor Joseph E. Williams, Publisher Emeritus Corby Carlin Winters, Marketing/Public Relations

Years ago when I ran a newspaper up in Juneau, Alaska, I had the perfect office chair. Dark green leather, brass brad trim, perfect rolling wheels, an amazing tilt - not too hot, not too cold so to speak. And of course, fit me like the proverbial glove.

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When I transferred to another newspaper, I tried taking that chair with me. I was greeted with a polite, but firm, “no,” from the office manager. “Furniture stays.”

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I know many of you tolling in offices are continuously on the search for the perfect chair, especially since we sit in them way too long. I have found a couple of replacements, but nothing ever matches that first love. Who’s with me?

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But I digress. I LOVE my new office chair. The one I am sitting in now as I write this column. The one I hope is not reading over my shoulder.

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My chair hunts these days are limited in scope to the month of September. It always occurs during the Kiwanis Coweta County Fair and the particular day is “Special Needs Day.”

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It is my favorite day of the Fair. It is any Newnan Kiwanian’s favorite day. That’s when we open the Fair for a private party for all the special needs kids and adults, their caregivers and family. Orders are simple. Go have fun. One year during my scavenger hunt I found a chair with all the bells and whistles you could imagine. It could be operated by finger, had a big battery in the back and some pretty awesome tires. Bright red if I remember. But I have forgotten how long they told me the charge lasts.

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Another year it was one with racing stripes. There were belts to hold the occupant in, as well as head straps and padded sides.

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Each year I found “the one.” Each was unique, tailored to the special person like the proverbial glove and I loved them all.

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Despite their uniqueness, motorized or not, different sized batteries, belts, cushions, colors and so forth … they all had one thing in common when I snapped the photo.


They were empty. The kids and adults usually confined to those chairs were soaring with angels high on the Ferris wheel; captaining a pirate ship; riding a horse round and round; skiing through the Himalayan mountains; or simply holding a baby chick. Anything is possible at the Fair. Especially on that day. Like I said, it’s our club members’ favorite day. The other is when we hand out checks to local nonprofits from proceeds made during the Fair. On average, the Kiwanis Club gives back more than $150,000 each year. More than 35 local charities receive funds. If you go to the fair, ride rides, grab food or try your luck at the various games, you are also helping our local nonprofits - so thank you. Hopefully between us, the medical community and nonprofits, we can have more empty chairs.


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Start early on holiday shopping to find deals, items in stock Holiday shopping is anticipated to be different this year, so consumers should start shopping early to find desired items in stock and at reasonable prices. Our 2021 holiday shopping experience is being complicated by a variety of issues, including supply chain problems, lack of inventory, labor shortages and higher prices for shipping and manufacturing, according to a report by Salesforce. These issues could affect the availability and prices of holiday food and gift items, particularly toys. Also, there might be fewer sales this year and sales will start earlier, according to CNBC. Shoppers who wait until the last minute might end up paying higher prices or be unable to find the items they want. Still, shoppers must be smart about their holiday shopping to avoid overspending and racking up debt, especially since layaway doesn’t appear to be an option this year. Here are some ways to stretch your dollars this holiday shopping season: Plan holiday menus Many treasured holiday memories are made while sharing a delicious meal. Thanksgiving and other holiday meals aren’t the same without certain staples such as turkey, cranberry sauce or sweet potato pie, so plan your holiday menus now and start stocking up on essential meal items. Canned goods and other nonperishable foods can be stored in the pantry, and turkeys or other meats can remain frozen until it’s time to cook the holiday meal. Make a shopping list in advance to ensure that you’re buying all of the necessary ingredients and to stay on track with your spending at the grocery store. Knowing the items that you want to purchase is helpful when searching for coupons and deals in weekly sales ads. Use coupons Coupons can help to save money on many items, including food, beverages, cleaning and household items, and beauty and personal care items. Several grocery stores, such as Kroger and Publix, offer digital coupons on their websites.

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Kroger has started offering digital coupons that can be used up to five times in one transaction. To take advantage of these savings, customers should log into their account and clip these and other coupons. All digital coupons are loaded onto the customer’s Kroger Shopper’s Card, which is scanned at checkout. To save at Publix, shoppers can create a Club Publix account at Then, they can clip a variety of coupons to add to their account. Shoppers will enter their 10-digit phone number at checkout to receive the savings. Publix also accepts manufacturer and competitor coupons. For more information about Publix’s coupon policy, visit pages/policies/coupon-policy. Publix also offers BOGOs, or weekly buy-one-getone-free offers. The grocery store features at least 30 deals every week, according to its website. Major retailers such as Target, drug stores including Rite Aid and Walgreens, and discount stores such as Dollar General and Family Dollar also offer digital coupons on their websites. In addition, shoppers can clip printed coupons from sales ads found in newspapers. To maximize savings, shoppers should find out the coupon policies at stores where they shop frequently, such as whether the retailer offers store coupons, allows double or triple coupon values or accepts manufacturer’s, competitors’ and Internet coupons. Purchase store brands Most grocery stores offer a wide variety of store brands, which are often cheaper than similar brand

Get a rain check If a store runs out of a featured sale item, shoppers can request a rain check for this item at the customer service desk. This allows customers to purchase the item at the advertised sale price at a later time. Rain checks often have an expiration date, so don’t forget to take advantage of these savings before the deadline. At Publix, if an item is out of stock, the store can issue a rain check good for 30 days for up to eight units of the item at the sale price. Shoppers should visit the customer service counter to request a rain check. Shop at discount stores ALDI, a discount grocery store that is one of America’s fastest growing retailers, reports that its low prices are hard to beat. More than 90 percent of store items are ALDI-exclusive products. For nine years, ALDI has been named Value Leader among U.S. grocery stores by Market Force Information. Shoppers can also find deals on clothes, shoes, handbags, home décor and more at off-price department stores such as Marshalls and T.J. Maxx. Watch out for sales and promo codes To find deals and compare prices, shoppers need to review weekly sales ads for grocery and department stores. If customers sign up to receive emails from their favorite retailers, they can initially get a percentage off their purchase and receive discount promo codes in the future. Promo codes are also often found on retailers’ websites. From Oct. 22 to 24, Lowe’s will offer a new 10 percent discount coupon for eligible first responders in Lowe’s stores nationwide and on Lowe’s is showing recognition and appreciation for the service of first responders. Firefighters, emergency medical technicians/paramedics, police officers, 911 dispatchers, nurses and physicians nationwide can register for the coupon by visiting https://www.lowes. com/firstresponders through Oct. 24. First responders

who register will receive an email with their redeemable discount for a single purchase on eligible items. For more information, visit https://corporate. Ask for a price match Some retail stores, such as Target, will match prices on certain items. Starting Oct. 10, if customers purchase an item in store or online and the price goes lower at Target on or before Dec. 24, they can request a price match. Proof of purchase is required. Target will match the price if a customer buys a qualifying item at Target and then finds the identical item for less at, select online competitors, or in Target’s or competitor’s local print ads. Price matches can be requested at time of purchase or within 14 days after purchase. If customers find a lower price within 14 days after purchase, they should bring in the proof to receive the price adjustment. Target store price matches and adjustments can be completed on any lane of the store. For purchases, shoppers should call Guest Services at 1-800-591-3869. For more information, visit help/subcategoryarticle?childcat=Price+Match+Gua rantee&parentcat=Policies+%26+Guidelines&searc hQuery=search+help. Join rewards and loyalty programs Many retailers, including JC Penney and Kohl’s, have rewards programs. At JC Penney, shoppers who sign up for JC Penney Rewards will receive exclusive benefits, such as $10 rewards for points earned, birthday gifts and special offers such as coupon books. At Kohl’s, customers will receive exclusive benefits if they sign up for a account. The retailer also offers Kohl’s cash, in which customers earn $10 Kohl’s cash for every $50 spent. Shoppers will receive the Kohl’s cash as a coupon when they shop in store or via email when they shop at Kohl’s cash must be redeemed by the date on the coupon.

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“Rooting for Newnan” By: Marci Moore, Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteer (MGEV) On March 26, 2021 our City of Homes was hit by an EF-4 tornado that destroyed the beautiful tree canopy throughout much of Newnan. Two Coweta County MGEVs decided that something had to be done to help restore the beauty that once was. MGEV Ed Atkinson presented his idea to MGEV president, Donna Deitz, and with the enthusiastic support of the entire Coweta County Extension program, a tree replacement plan was born. MGEV Gary Brown submitted the winning name for the project “Rooting for Newnan”. Originally, just 200-300 trees were to be donated, but with assistance from the Georgia Forestry Commission, Newnan Utilities Compost Facility, Super-Sod & Soil3 and a team of MGEVs led by Ed Atkinson and Don Lambeck, the “Rooting for Newnan” project increased to 500 donated trees! City of Newnan Mayor Keith Brady cheered everyone on, “We need something like this, and I think there will be more of this. On behalf of the City of Newnan, thank you to every group who has done anything or will do anything to help restore our City of Homes and City of Trees. Newnan has been a Tree City USA designee for over thirty years, and we cherish that designation.” Georgia Forestry Commission Chief Forest Ranger Terry Quigley said, “The trees that were lost, our grandparents and great-grandparents saw them growing. It will take at least two generations to have these shade trees return. In twenty years, you can hang a swing in it, and in thirty years, maybe, you can build a treehouse.” The trees will be distributed on Georgia’s Arbor Day, Friday, February 18, 2022. Seth Hawkins of the Georgia Forestry Commission shared, “The swamp chestnut and cherry bark oaks tend to thrive in swampier areas, due to the oxygen content—-not necessarily the moist soil. Many of the swamp species make some of the best urban-tolerant trees. When planting a tree that will grow as large as an oak, it is important to give it plenty of room and ideally 640 square feet of open soil area. Trees should not be placed too close to the house where the roots could upheave drives or sidewalks, or where they could

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Jerome Dunson Memorial Scholarship Dear Classmates, Some of you may not be aware that one of our own, Jerome Dunson, died on July 31, 2021. We lose more of our friends each year, and we miss them – each contributed to our class and our high school experience. Nevertheless, Jerome’s passing struck us especially hard. He was not only a great athlete, friend, and person; Jerome was also a pioneer, a trailblazer and a peacemaker. No doubt you remember the turbulent times of the late 60s. Integration was a new and challenging frontier. Many of us believe that Jerome was a major reason there was no violence and very little trouble at Newnan High School during this time; he became the face of integration for us. Other classmates, including Greg Grier, Loretta Sims, Ray Ward, Ann Tucker, Alvin Williams, also made this first step. Jerome’s contributions within Newnan High School paralleled Henry Selden’s immense contribution to a peaceful integration transition throughout the community. Jerome’s skills on the field and court made him well known, and his personality, charm, and attitude made him a friend to all who knew him. Placed in the spotlight at Newnan High School, his life, attitude, and many contributions made our transition to integration seamless. Our class selected him as a Senior Superlative, and he was Most Valuable Player on the basketball team and Captain and Best Defensive Back on the football team. In fact, Jerome was honored with the national award for high schoolers from the 100% Wrong Club for his contribution to race relations. With this legacy in mind, a group of Jerome’s classmates have decided to initiate a scholarship to honor him and his family (wife, Brenda; son, Jerome, Jr.; and daughter, Jahan). The Jerome Dunson Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually at the Newnan High School Honors Night to a graduating senior at Newnan High School who exhibits the exemplary traits demonstrated by Jerome: athletic ability, above-average grades, high regard of his peers, significant contributions to the school through extracurricular activities, class leadership, and community involvement. The Newnan High School Faculty will select the individual who, because of these traits, has made a difference in school, community, and classmates’ lives. We hope the award will become a highlight of Newnan High’s ceremony. The Coweta Sports Hall of Fame, a 501(c)(3) tax deductible organization, which recognized Jerome in 2017, will administer this annual scholarship. We invite you to honor Jerome with a contribution to this memorial scholarship and to make it possible for other similarly worthy students attend college or vocational school. Honoring this beloved classmate will lift up his example and nurture his legacy of community.

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We hope to raise enough money to disburse a significant annual scholarship from earned interest and to make this one of the most anticipated, coveted scholarships at Newnan High School. When added together, our contributions can make a difference in the life of a deserving

Thank you for considering this request. I hope that you will join us in this endeavor. Please feel free to give me a call at 770-231-9535 if you have any questions or suggestions. Best Wishes, Frank Barron, NHS Class of 1969 President Committee Members: Jack Powell, MD; Joe Parks, MD; Bud Freeburg; Taylor Glover. (Special thanks to Madeline Barrow) ■

The 2022 MGEV Calendars have arrived! Please contact the Extension Office and purchase yours today. Pick up one for yourself and some for friends and family. Call 770-254-2620 or visit the Extension office. Calendars are $12 each; checks payable to Coweta County Extension 4-H, cash or credit card are accepted.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 10-inch pie pan with cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in blender (or bowl of an electric mixer) and blend for 3 minutes. Pour mixture into pie pan and bake for 1 hour. Like magic, the pie will have formed a crust, a middle layer of custard, and coconut on top. Brilliant—and more than possible!

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MLS #9069690 EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY IN CITY LIMITS OF NEWNAN. 2 adjoining lots currently zoned RML (Residential Multi-Family Low Density). Could be Potential Commercial. All city utilities avail. To be sold together-not separately. $225,000. (Jess)

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MLS #9071135 3BR/1.5BA BRICK RANCH ON 5+/- OPEN ACRES AND POND with aerator and dock. Den with stone fireplace. Kitchen. Dining Area. Partial basement. 2 storage buildings. Fixer Upper. SOLD “AS IS.” $199,900. (Jess/Frank)

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Buying and Selling Land in Georgia With fall here, I thought I would write about buying and selling land in Georgia. Fall is often regarded as the best time to sell land and acreage. The temperatures are cooler, it is easier to see the entire property with the leaves falling and there are less bugs and snakes. The process of buying and selling land is completely different than a residential transaction. The list price for land and acreage is typically calculated at a price per acre. The value for the land is determined by factors such as location, topography, water features, quality of soil, timber value, road frontage, internal road systems, structures and/or improvements, uses for the land, comparable sales, etc. It is very important to have a quality survey of the property when selling or buying land. You need to know exactly what you are selling or buying. When a property’s value is calculated on a per acre basis, a small difference in acreage can make a huge impact on a sales price. If a survey is not provided, you can ask the seller to provide one or have someone complete a survey for you. Newnan and Coweta County have a great group of local surveyors. I would not recommend buying or selling a property without a survey as there can be disputes about boundaries and encroachments from adjacent properties. Sellers often will cut the timber off a property before selling it to cash in on the value of the timber. I would not recommend this as cutting the timber leaves the land looking barren and rough. You want to dress up acreage, like you would a house or car before selling it. This can be as simple as bushogging a field or as complicated as adding a pond to make the property more desirable. Thinning is a good idea to help a land tract show better. Thinning is the calculated removal of certain trees with a specific objective in mind ( This process is beneficial to the overall health of trees on the property also. For Real Estate column continued on page 11

October: ‘Talk about your Medicines Month’ The National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) created Talk About Your Medicines Month in 1986. It was meant to bring attention to the value of improved medicine communication while promoting both better medicine use and health outcomes. According to a CDC study in 2016, 90 percent of all US residents aged 65+ take at least one prescription pill per month. A similar study found that while those 65 and older only make up 13.7 percent of the population, they use 40 percent of all prescribed drugs with an average of 14 prescriptions per year per person. When you take into account that a Kaiser Family Foundation report found that most Americans do not take their drugs as prescribed, then it is no wonder that the 2nd highest reason for trips to the ER, in those over 65, is due to medication mismanagement. (The No. 1 reason for visits to the ER is falls.) Seniors may have trouble taking their medications correctly for a few reasons. There may be confusion surrounding what is prescribed, number of doses, and timing. Or they may not perceive their illness to be severe or threatening and therefore are not as diligent in taking their medication as they should be. Many people believe that it is their doctors who are the ones that will help them monitor their medications and be available to answer any questions; when in fact, it is your pharmacist. It is recommended that at least once a year, you take a list of all your medications and any over the counter supplements to your pharmacist. Ask if there are any medications that may be causing a drug-on-drug or food-on-drug interaction. Ask if any appear to be duplicates or partial duplicates of other medications and if you can possibly reduce the number of your medications. And ask when and how you should be taking each medication to

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ensure it’s effectiveness. If you are taking more than five medications; if you take medication more than once a day; if you have missed a medication dose in the last six months; if you do not have anyone helping monitor your medications; or if you have made an ER visit in the last year ... you are at risk for a medication error that could have very negative consequences. There are things you can do. First, make that visit with your pharmacist to go over your medications. While there, you may want to look into medication “blister packs”. This is where your pharmacist prepacks your medications so you are not opening bottles and organizing your medications on your own. You just open one packet and take the medications that are needed. You may also want to look into automatic medication dispensers. These are filled once a month or once a week, depending on the number of times a day medications are needed. It is timed to “alarm” when it is time to take your medication. Ensuring that you are not only taking the right medication but that you are always taking your medication on time. Make October the month you take control of your meds and control of your life! Beth Dow is a Dementia and Alzheimer’s Educator, CAEd and Geriatric Care Manager. Readers can contact her at H October 27, 2021 H The SHOPPER H Page 11

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Real Estate column continued from page 11 example, thinning an area of dead or diseased trees will allow a property to show better. The Georgia Forestry Commission is a great resource for questions about timber. If you plan to build a home or structure on some land, I would highly recommend having a soil or “perc test” completed during a due diligence period. Percolation tests measure the water absorption rate of soil. This will help to determine if you can put a septic tank and drain field on the property. The Coweta County Health Department can provide perc tests, as well as local soil scientists. It is not a bad idea to have a soil test, along with a topographic report, completed before you list a property so the

prospective buyers know where they can build a home. A topographic report is a detailed map of the surface features of the land. This includes mountains, hills, creeks, valleys, etc. on a particular property. I hope you are able to enjoy being outside this fall. Walking and showing land is one of my favorite parts of my job!

with Jess Barron Jess Barron is an Associate Broker with Lindseys, Inc. Realtors and former President of the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors.


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Hometown Novel Nights: Southern Living Stories Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Newnan Carnegie Library

Holiday Sip & See Main Street Newnan Nov. 19 at 5 p.m., downtown Newnan


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Santa on the Square Main Street Newnan Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. downtown Newnan

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Blood Drive Nov. 1 at Senoia United Methodist Church. More info on page 17

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Dec, 5, Check their Facebook page for info

Fifth Annual Polar Express PJ Party Newnan Carnegie Library Dec. 10 at 6 p.m.

Nov. 2 & 3 at Wadsworth Auditorium

NUTCRACKER Newnan Cultural Arts Commission Dec. 10 at 7 p.m., Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. Wadsworth Auditorium

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Note that all wasp, hornet and yellow jacket colonies will die off in the winter and will not reuse the same nest the following year. In most situations, the best option is to leave them alone if you can simply avoid going near the nest for a few more months. If you don’t know where the nest is located, don’t go looking for trouble.

Stephanie R. Butcher

County Coordinator Agricultural & Natural Resources Agent UGA Extension – Coweta County

Q. What can I spray to get rid of the insects on my back porch at night?


It may be time for fall, but the weather outside feels more like late summer, and many types of insects are buzzing around homes and late gardens. As we approach fall weather, the local populations of many types of insects like yellow jackets, hornets, moths and various beetles reach their peak, and they come out in full force around doors and windows of our homes, especially at night. Spraying your home for these flying insects is probably the least effective way to deal with the problem though. If you’re lucky, you might kill a few on any given night with an aerosol spray, but hundreds more of their closest cousins will fly back the next night. The nests of yellow jackets and hornets are probably a safe distance from your home. As a general rule, yellow jackets tend to nest in the ground, usually occupying old, decayed stump holes. These underground nests are often encountered when someone mows their lawn or passes a weed trimmer too close to their entrance hole. Bald-faced hornets construct aerial nests that hang from tree branches. European hornets typically build nests in hollow trees, barns, sheds,

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Many insects are attracted to bright exterior lighting or light shining through windows in homes and may beat into the glass with quite a lot of force. This causes some people to panic, thinking they are trying to break the glass to attack them — which is not true. Hornets and wasps tend to hover incessantly around porches and doorways that have nearby flood lights. Of course, the simplest solution is to keep exterior lights turned off. When you Bugs swarming around a lightbulb at night. do use exterior lights, don’t leave them on for extended periods of time. Soft, yellow lights are the least attractive to most insects. Even LED light that is filtered to be yellow or amber in color attracts fewer of the flying insects. Some are sold as “bug lights” intended to make porch lights less attractive to nuisance insects like May and June beetles. A recent study from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Smithsonian Institution found that blue and ultraviolet lights create other problems for insects and humans beyond their nuisance aspect. Artificial lights can alter normal insect behaviors, interfering with their ability to navigate at night, and has been linked to the decline of insect populations and species diversity on a larger scale. Changing your porch light or keeping exterior lights turned off is something you should encourage your friends and neighbors to do and ultimately has the least impact on nature. So, instead of buying another can of wasp and hornet spray, consider changing your light bulb. After all, most insects are beneficial if we can learn how to live with them. For more information about pests and other nuisance animals, contact UGA Cooperative Extension in Coweta County at 770-254-2620 or “The University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veteran, Disability Institution.” Photo Credit: University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. ■

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Kathy Bohannon’s

Front Porch Stories Whippoorwill

There was a time when I considered the whippoorwill outside of my window was indeed, my whippoorwill. His song would lull me to sleep and it became part of my nightly routine. I didn’t know much about things like whippoorwills before I married, so it was interesting to hear my husband relay all the facts about the bird when he realized how much I enjoyed listening to its song. The whippoorwill began singing near my window when we lived in Moreland. It was in the early 1980s, and that bird sang every single night until he migrated for the winter. At some point I would almost forget about him, and then his night song would remind me how long it had been since I heard his call. A few things happened with “my” whippoorwill. First of all, it wasn’t mine at all, but my husband and I adopted the idea that the bird was there each night to sing me to sleep. It was 1998 when we left that home in the woods of Moreland and moved to a neighborhood near Savannah. Though our move was in June, I didn’t hear the first whippoorwill. It was difficult to sleep at all. On one glorious evening the following spring, I was getting ready for bed when I heard him. “Whip-poor-will! Whip-POOR-WILLL!” I was so delighted that I woke up my husband. H October 27, 2021 H The SHOPPER H Page 17

Senoia Area Blood Drive on November 1st

A critical blood drive is scheduled for November 1st at the Senoia United Methodist Church from 1 to 5 p.m. This blood drive is cosponsored by the local church and the Optimist Club of Senoia. If you are unable to give, you are encouraged to notify others who may be able to donate. Due to an emergency blood and platelet shortage, donors are strongly urged to give now to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for patients. Donors are asked to enter the front door of the sanctuary where they can sign-in and wait while social distancing. (Signs will point the way.) You are encouraged to make an appointment for the upcoming blood drive either by signing up online at https://www.redcrossblood. org/give.html/find-drive or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-7332767). NOTE: If the appointment schedule is full, walk-ins may not be able to donate. Please note the Red Cross is not testing donors to diagnose illness, including COVID-19. If you feel unwell for any reason, please postpone your donation. Individuals who believe they may be ill with COVID-19 should not attempt to donate until they are symptom free for 14 days and feeling well and healthy.

Coweta County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy James Yarbrough was one of the many donors at the Senoia Area blood drive last August. You, too, can make a difference in the lives of others by donating at the November 1st drive at the Senoia United Methodist Church.

The Senoia United Methodist Church is in the historic district of Senoia and is located at 229 Bridge Street. It is at the intersection of Seavy and Bridge Streets. For those not familiar with the area, you can turn east at the downtown intersection of Main Street and Seavy Street, and go past Matt’s Smalltown Pizza and the Veranda Bed & Breakfast towards the Seavy Street City Park or State Highway 85. The church is on the right - only about 2 blocks east of Main Street. The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give Blood. ™ ■

Caregiver of the Month

The Home Helpers Exceptional Caregiver of the Month for October is Kwanza Smith. She has been in the caregiving profession for over 15 years.

“I really enjoy interacting with my clients and helping them with their daily living. I love to talk, smile and meet people. Most importantly, I always make sure my clients are happy and enjoy a good, quality of life when they are in my care.” It’s exceptional caregivers like Kwanza and others with Home Helpers that can make a huge difference in your loved one’s life. image borrowed from theMissouri Dept. of Conservation Facebook page

“He found me!” I exclaimed. Ninja Man blinked and surely, wondering who in the world “found” me at that hour of night, just looked at me like I was nuts and went back to sleep. The next morning at breakfast, I filled my husband in on everything. “Don’t you see? We moved, he went flying high and low looking for me and lo and behold, here he is! My whippoorwill FOUND me!” Ninja Man heard him that next night and he has never, ever mentioned that it was most certainly a different bird. Inside, I knew that of course it wasn’t the same bird, but a girl can dream, right? We moved eight years later to a tidy neighborhood without many trees for a whippoorwill to enjoy. Despite the many hours spent on a porch listening for that familiar song, my whippoorwill never came to that house at all.


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We returned home to Coweta in 2017. I’ve been listening for my whippoorwill ever since the first night in our new home. We are once again in the country with lots of woods and all the bugs and nesting possibilities my little bird could ever want, but alas, he has yet to arrive. A group called Partners in Flight states that the whippoorwill is in “steep decline” with a 69% drop in population from 1966-2010. But I’m hopeful that “my” whippoorwill has just realized our last move and will show up any day, or night. One thing is for sure, I don’t want to miss a moment of his song. Kathy Bohannon is a Christian humorist, wife, mom and avid crafter. She can be reached at

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was once again named as the most efficient airport in the world, according to the Air Transportation Society. This is the 18th consecutive year Hartsfield has won the award. ATRS, determines the award by measuring and comparing the operational and management efficiency, cost competitiveness, and financial performances for more than 200 airports worldwide. [



San Francisco is offering to pay people $300 a month - if they promise not to shoot each other, according to a published report. Set to start in October, the city will offer gift cards as an incentive for prospective criminals to lay down their guns. ‘Called the Dream Keeper Fellowship, the pilot program will kick off with 10 individuals who are deemed at high risk of committing a shooting or being shot, paying them $300 to act as ‘public safety ambassadors.’’ [



Apparently, someone (or thing, you never know) is dumping hundreds of decapitated goats into the Chattahoochee River, according to Channel 2 Action News. No, we are not making this up. And it has been going on for some time now. [



Cyndi Hoffman, animal warden for the Newnan Police Department, was recently named the Georgia Animal Control Officer of the Year by her peers. Congratulations! [



Vegans eat vegetables that were harvested by a tractor that is burning fossil fuels created from dead animals. [



The Hop, or rather House of Pickleball, is now open. Considered one of the fastest growing sports in the United States, it is a collage of tennis, badminton, racquetball and other sports involving nets and paddles. It’s located next door to the city of Newnan’s Public Safety complex. [



Newnan Police Officer Frankie Guiterrez was laid to rest with a motorcade of dozens of law enforcement officers from across the area. He died from COVID-related complications. [



The annual Turin Tractor Pull was canceled for 2021, as it was last year. Organizers said the increasing rise of COVID-19 cases led to the decision. [



A person that uses a bicycle is a cyclist, while a person that uses a motorcycle is called a biker. [



Coweta-Fayette EMC’s Operation Round Up Foundation hosted its 1st Sporting Clay Shoot on Friday, August 27 at Big Red Oak Plantation in Gay, GA. The tournament raised over $27,000 to help provide grants to non-profits and enhance educational opportunities to local students through CFEMC’s Operation Round Up Foundation.




On Monday, September 13, Coweta County began partnering with local pharmacies on a COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program for citizens. All Coweta County residents ages 12 years and older will receive a $100 gift card vaccine incentive for each shot received (two $100 gift cards for single dose vaccines). The Board of Commissioners has initially allocated $200,000 of federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for this program. Coweta County employees will receive $400, which is retroactive. [



The Newnan Kiwanis Club presented Blake Bass, a fellow Kiwanian, a check for $1,000. Bass is a former Coweta County School Superintendent and the latest middle school - Blake Bass Middle School - is named after him. Bass has promised to give the money to the school and not keep it for poker money. [



You never hear elevator music in elevators anymore. [



If you build it … congrats to brothers Mark and Steven Erickson of Coweta County who won Season Two of Fox’s LEGO Masters. [



Will Smith pitched high school baseball at Northgate and now he’s the Atlanta Braves nomination for the Roberto Clemente Award. The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a major league player who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field. Smith is one of the 30 Major League club nominees for the annual award. [



Congratulations to the Lady Eagles Soccer Team at Madras Middle School for a perfect season, undefeated and unscored upon. School officials said, “Way to go, ladies! You made us proud!” [



And on the congratulations kick, let’s hear it for Bonne Bedingfield, Newnan’s own Cake Mistress. Okay, well Cake Madame as she’s married. Anyhoo, she is starring on Food Network’s Halloween Wars and her team won their first round!! Whoop, whoop! Follow along each week to see how far she goes. [



Country music superstar and Newnan native Alan Jackson has revealed he is living with a degenerative nerve condition that is impacting his ability to tour and perform. In an exclusive interview with Jenna Bush Hager on NBC’s Today, Jackson went public with the news that he has inherited a rare condition known as “CMT” (Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disorder), which has attacked other members of his family. [



Piedmont Newnan Hospital has welcomed 10 members of the Georgia National Guard. These soldiers are serving in a nonmedical capacity and will be deployed at the hospital through December 3. They will help in various departments such as: patient transport, pharmacy, dietary, the emergency department, and as safety sitters for patients. [



Birthdays are fatal in large enough doses. [


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Even during the pandemic, the unique construction of Monarch House and its features allowed our residents to really never stop living the ‘senior life!’ A Letter from the Owner of Monarch House Assisted Living Monarch House has been coping with the COVID-19 virus by not only protecting our residents but also maintaining an active social program specifically aimed at keeping our seniors connected with each other and their families. With only 41 resident suites and over 25,000 sq.ft. of community space, it was that huge area of community space which allowed our residents to continue with the variety of daily activities during the pandemic allowing for social engagement that is so vital to the health of our Monarch House family. Our residents were able to use the many features of that community space – a 1950s vintage drug store diner, an intimate bar lounge, a salon, a library and rooftop patio gardens that surround a huge Solarium where residents nurture flowers, herbs & seasonal vegetables. Even with the COVID restrictions, our small family of seniors continued to live life to the fullest ... in fact we never stopped. Our residents enjoyed ice cream socials, daily exercise classes set to music, pinball, skeeball, billards, daily matinee and evening movies in our theater with its huge screen, entertainers including singing groups, magic shows, art projects directed by local creative artists and literary readings by none other than author T.M. Brown. All of this has been an enormous benefit in keeping our residents engaged and it shows. And here it is in the Fall and family members are again welcome to spend time with their parents & grandparents in a safe environment that restores these vital connections. I am so very thankful that we have an outstanding staff of caregivers that have huge hearts and give loving attention to each and every one of our residents. Our Activities Director Dez Ross has boundless energy with a heart that is bursting with love for all of our seniors. Kaci Fowler is our resident nurse that attends to the individual health care needs of everyone. And overseeing all of this is our Executive Director Andy Brown. I jokingly like to say that I must be a genius to have brought Andy on in this important position. Andy always gives extra attention to the welfare of our residents and staff, and it shows. Thanks to all of you for your dedication to our Monarch House family!

While attempting to balance physical health and safety with emotional health was not easy during these unprecedented times, the Monarch House did just that! Thank you for providing my Mother (Lottie) with a healthier more fulfilling life in a family-like atmosphere.

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We rest easy knowing that Dad is in such a clean, cheerful environment where his safety and well-being always comes first. Monarch House has given us our lives back and has given Dad (Ray) an opportunity to flourish among folks his age. Thanks – Jenny Baker Monarch House.

Thank you to the Monarch House administration and staff for making the very best of the virus crisis we’ve all lived through the past 18 months. You have done a great job following government guidelines, while at the same time remembering our family members are human beings with individual needs. All the extra activities to keep the residents engaged helped to keep them healthy and happy. Posting on FaceBook helped me feel in touch almost daily. The rooftop lounge, greenhouse and garden really helped Mom (Carolyn) not feel so restricted. We love and appreciate you, every day! – Diane and our extended family

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