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THE PAULDING AREA’S FAMILY LIFESTYLE NEWS MAGAZINE

Our Town OCTOBER 2018

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About the Cover: Trent and Laura Thompson Family Focus: Powerful Tools for Raising Children Medical: More Common Football Injuries Calendar of Events Health: Keeping You from a Good Night’s Sleep Finance: Boost Retirement Security Faith: Take Some Time for Yourself Seasonal: It’s Fall Y’all Home Improvement: Prepping Your Home for Winter Gardening: A Worm is Not Always a Worm Feature Photographer: Cayla Browning Pet News Spotlight: Friends to the Forlorn Vigil What’s Cookin’: Halloween Treats Crossword Puzzle

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The Thompson Family By Anna Margaret Wilson

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he leaves are changing, the days are growing shorter, and the air is finally beginning to get crisp - fall is in full swing! Nothing warms our hearts more during these cooler days than a love story and some adorable dogs!

Meet Trent and Laura Thompson. Trent grew up in Powder Springs, where he was the quarterback for McEachern High School. He knew he wanted to take his talents to the next level, which led him to playing at Tennessee Tech University. In the spring of 2015 he went on to play at University of West Alabama, until ‘Tommy John’ surgery ended his football career. His time on the football field might have ended, but his story with Laura was just beginning.

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Laura is originally from Gainesville, but attended the University of West Alabama, where she and Trent met. Laura was on scholarship for cross country and track & field - as well as being Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President. She competed all four years running cross country and the 1600m in track. Both she and Trent earned varsity letters at UWA.

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Trent was in the football field house at UWA one day when Laura walked through to speak with the head coach about a fundraiser. As soon as she got to the coach, she asked that he introduce her to Trent. “I wanted to know him immediately,” Laura said. They began dating a few months later.

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Trent and Laura moved to Paulding County after getting married in July 2017. Trent’s passion for sports led him to accept a teaching and coaching job at Hiram High School as a QB Coach and Assistant Baseball Coach. He now coaches at Paulding County High School as the Passing Game QB Coach, under his QB coach at McEachern, Van Spence. “Their bond is like no other.” Trent also coaches JV baseball at PCHS.

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Laura started working full-time for Duplicating Products, Inc. in August of 2016. Duplicating Products is a Gainesville based company that sells office equipment and software solutions to companies in Metro Atlanta. Her selling territory is in Cobb and Cherokee County, so Paulding has been a great fit for them. Laura, still passionate about running, is the Community Coach for the boys and girls cross country teams at PCHS. When Trent and Laura aren’t on a field, their world mainly revolves around their four-legged children, Cain and Echo. Cain is a bluenose pit bull they adopted in February of 2016, who will turn three in December. Echo is a pit bull/bulldog mix who is almost a year and a half old. Laura rescued her in August of 2017 as an early birthday present for Trent. They love taking the dogs on hikes at Kennesaw Mountain or the Silver Comet Trail, play time at the Dallas Dog Park, or to the lake.

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Child Training: Two Powerful Tools for Bringing Up Children

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rain up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” King Solomon, Proverbs 22:6. Bringing up children, though not an easy task is a must for all parents and guardians. And the quality of the product of child training is dependent on the method and tools used in the process. Every responsible parent desires to see his/her children grow up into responsible and respectful adults. They want them to be successful, secured and balanced in life. They want their children to make them proud and not bring shame to them. These are beautiful and achievable dreams but can only be realized with the use of these two powerful tools: LOVE and CONTROL! Bringing up children requires you employ 100% of love and control. Implementing more of one than the other will produce an unbalanced adult. Many disciplinarians tend to use more of control and those that are more liberal tend to use more of love. These practices will affect the way the child thinks, talks and behaves. A child brought up in an environment full of love will feel secured and will have no need to seek love outside the home. The terrible thing about going outside the home is that he/she may run into the wrong hands, people who will lead them astray and make them to be rebellious. I believe parents do love their children but they need to consistently demonstrate this love to them. You need to hug, kiss and complement them always. Also you need to provide their basic needs and encourage them all the time. Emphasizing their weak points is not advisable. Instead emphasize their strong points and help them with their weak points. And please don’t call them names! On the other hand, showing them love and leaving them to do whatever they like is mere destroying them without knowing it. Child training entails that you also discipline or control your children. Children need to be guided and shown the right path to take in life. They only follow the leadership that is more compelling than the others. There is need for you to have rules that must be obeyed and rewards for disobedience must be given out. Children who learn to obey their parents always obey constituted authorities, including God’s instructions. Now, disciplining your children without showing them love at the same time will produce defiant children. Sometimes, they may even question the truth of you being their parent and this is not a good sign. There is need for you to balance discipline with love. Bringing up children really is a responsibility that requires a lot of wisdom. Every action towards them should have a selfless motive; it should all be for their own good. Develop a relationship of mutual trust with your children. This will help them to accept any disciplinary measures in good faith. But ensure that every control measure meted is commensurate to the offence. Love and control are really powerful tools for child training. If you have a problem child, it is not late to make amends. Change your approach and attitudes towards him/her and ask God for help. Research more on how to handle every stage of their lives. The best is yet to come out of them. Article Source: https://EzineArticles.com/expert/Ngozi_Nwoke/681603

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medical More Common Football Injuries By Donald E. Fowler, III, MD, OrthoAtlanta

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ootball season intensifies in October as teams battle for championships and cooling temperatures draw friends away from the television between quarters. Whether you’re a top competitor or weekend warrior, accidents happen! Last month, Dr. Sudhir R. Belagaje discussed injuries of the foot and ankle. Here are some other common injuries and ways to respond.

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ACL and PCL Injuries The anterior cruciate ligament (or the ACL) and the posterior cruciate ligament (or the PCL) are two major knee ligaments that give you stability. They form an “x” shape that lets you extend your knee and flex it without any sideways movement. ACL injuries occur most often when a football player stops short, changes direction very quickly, or lands incorrectly after jumping. PCL injuries are often the result of hyperextending the knee, or from direct hard pressure to the kneecap from an external force, such as hitting the ground or being kicked by another player. Oftentimes either type of cruciate ligament injury will be accompanied by a popping noise. If you experience this, your immediate reaction should be to rest while icing, elevating, and compressing the knee. Physical therapy can help you to rebuild muscle and get you back in the game as quickly as possible.

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Finger Fractures Football offers almost constant opportunities for finger fractures. Catching the ball, catching yourself from a fall, and running into other players all have the potential to cause enough impact to fracture the delicate bones in your fingers, causing an improper alignment of your entire hand. Some symptoms include swelling, pain and tenderness, and limited mobility of the finger. Though these injuries may heal on their own, they are likely to heal improperly. Your best bet is to have a specialist reset the bones in your finger and set them to heal in a splint, or your hand may become permanently affected, feeling stiff and awkward, or even painful when tossing around the ball.

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Donald E. Fowler, III, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon with OrthoAtlanta specializing in sports medicine and shoulder disorders. Very active in the local community, Dr. Fowler serves as team physician to McEachern, Paulding County and Hiram High Schools. Dr. Fowler serves as a Medical Consultant and Atlanta Affiliate physician to the New York Mets. He has served as a sideline physician for many top tournaments in Atlanta including most recently, the 2018 Chickfil-A Kickoff Game. Dr. Fowler sees patients at OrthoAtlanta offices in Paulding and The Battery Atlanta adjacent to SunTrust Park. For more information regarding Dr. Fowler or to schedule an appointment, please call our OrthoAtlanta Paulding office, 770-445-5666 or visit www.orthoatlanta.com. OrthoAtlanta Paulding is located at 148 Bill Carruth Parkway, Suite 120 in the Paulding Outpatient South Pavilion. OrthoAtlanta proudly serves as the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider of the nationally-televised 2018 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on September 1, 2018, and the upcoming Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, December 29, 2018, both held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. OrthoAtlanta physicians are the key medical point of contact for the visiting teams, their coaches and officials while in town for the game.

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Dallas Farmers Market Every Saturday; 8am – 12pm, Downtown Dallas, Regions Bank Parking Lot Paulding Gymnastics UPCOMING Events! n Pumpkin Patch – Month of October n Parent’s Night Out – Oct 13, Nov 10 and Dec 8; Saturday 7pm-11pm n Toddler Time every Friday 10am-12pm n Terrific Tuesdays every Tuesday 10am-12pm. 106 Greystone Power Blvd., Dallas. Questions or to Register? 770-445-5525 Paulding Chamber - Georgia Power Luncheon-Paulding Senior Center October 4; Thursday 11am - 1pm ($20/mem, $25/non-mem prepaid; $5 more at door.) To register visit www.paulding chamber.org or call 770-445-6016. Cowboy Day 2017 at the Town of Ynot October 6; Saturday High Noon – 4pm Admission $10/car. Family fun day with Old West entertainment. Bring your lawn chairs. Questions? www.thetownofynot.com/cowboy-day 16th Annual Paulding Fine Arts Association Arts and Crafts Fall Festival October 13; Saturday 10am-4pm Main Street in Downtown Dallas Local artists and craftsman showcasing their best work. FREE admission! Fun family entertainment with food, music and more! www.PauldingFineArts.org. 14th Annual McKenna Farms Fall Festival - Everyone Welcome! October 13; Saturday 11am - 4pm Live music, hay rides, games, cake walk, face painting, pony rides! $10/person, under 2 FREE. Proceeds benefit McKenna Therapy Services, 3044 Due West Rd, Dallas. www.McKennaFarms.org 2nd Annual Trunk-or-Treat for New Georgia Youth Athletic Assoc. October 13; Saturday 2pm – 5pm Free Admission! Dress up and come for a day of fun! 5885 Villa Rica Hwy, Dallas 30157. Vendor booths available. Questions or to register visit www.ngyaa.org. Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival at Kennesaw State University October 19-20; Friday 6pm – 11pm and Saturday 4pm – 11pm Balloon Glows, Trick-or-Treating, Tethered Balloon Rides, Vendor Marketplace, Food Trucks, Interactive Kid’s Area, Live Music and more! owl-o-ween.com Golden City Car Cruise - Mill Amphitheater, Villa Rica October 20; Saturday 5pm – 8pm Questions? http://www.goldencitycruisers.com/ Cartersville Bluegrass and Folk Festival - Downtown Cartersville October 20; Saturday  2 stages, 14 performances, 50+ craft and food vendors, a kids zone, and more! FREE Admission, FREE Kids’ Corner Activities, FREE Parking, FREE Music! http://carters villebluegrass.com Food and Farming Myths at the Paulding County UGA Extension Office October 25; Thursday 10am Master Gardener Extension Volunteers will present this FREE program. Space is limited. Call 770-443-7616 or visit www.ugaextension.org/paulding to register. Georgia Classic Rides “Block Parties”* - Watson Government Complex October 27; 4th Saturday of the month; 4pm - 9pm Beautiful cars and family fun! www.georgiaclassicrides.com Halloween Trick or Treat Village! Presented by PCPRD October 27; Saturday 2pm – 7pm Earl Duncan Park at Paulding Meadows FREE event with candy, fun, and games! Questions? 770-445-8065 Creepy Classics - A Halloween Movie Event at the Dallas Theater October 27; Saturday Hocus Pocus - 3:00pm, Ghostbusters - 5:30pm and The Shining - 8:00pm See THREE Halloween classics on the big screen at this FREE event!

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Healthy adults generally need 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night, although sleep quality is just as important as sleep quantity. If your sleep is frequently interrupted, you’re not getting quality sleep. This can have a tremendous effect on your mental and physical health. To get a good night’s rest, there are many things that often get overlooked. Mayo Clinic health experts weigh in on four of the most common mistakes that keep people from a good night’s rest. 1. Ignoring sleep hygiene Sleep hygiene refers to your sleep lifestyle and the choices you make that either facilitate or restrict quality rest. Common lifestyle mistakes that often inhibit sleep include eating heavy meals before bed or drinking caffeine too late in the day. Additionally, establishing a sleep routine is essential for telling your mind and body it’s time to rest. This includes going to bed at the same time each night and minimizing exposure to light at bedtime, especially the glow coming off your favorite technology. Turn off media 30 minutes to an hour before bed so you can wind down and settle in. 2. Causes of insomnia Insomnia is defined as having problems getting to sleep or staying asleep three nights a week or more for at least three months. Some insomnia is due to medical issues, such as restless leg syndrome and sleep apnea. Once medical causes are ruled out, it’s important to look at habits that might be facilitating insomnia. One common mistake is people spend too much time doing things other than sleep in the bedroom. If you get into bed and don’t fall asleep within 20 minutes, get up and go to another room. When your eyes get heavy and your head starts to bob, get back into bed. This trains your brain to associate bed with sleep. 3. Overusing sleep aids Many people reach for sleep aids to get a good night’s rest, but doing so regularly is not recommended. Most over-the-counter sleep aids contain antihistamines, and people often build a tolerance to them. That means they lose their effectiveness the longer you take them. What’s more, OTC sleep aids often leave you feeling groggy in the morning as your body attempts to wake from the sleep hangover. They do not provide the feeling of restorative sleep that most people want to achieve. 4. Taking naps If you don’t sleep well, you may decide to take an afternoon nap. Chance are, you don’t sleep well again and do the same thing the next day. It can be an endless cycle. Long daytime naps can interfere with nighttime sleep. If you choose to nap, limit yourself to up to 30 minutes and avoid doing so late in the day (try right after lunch, for example). Instead of napping, do some physical activity. It can help energize your body and will tire you for later in the day. The only consideration is to avoid exercising too late in the day as it can wake your body and make it difficult to fall asleep. These four common mistakes can easily be corrected at home, but if you continue to have trouble with sleep, consider requesting an appointment with a Mayo Clinic specialist at www.mayoclinic.org/appointments. (BPT)

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finance Take Steps to Boost Your Retirement Security Contributed by Roberto De Jesus of Edward Jones Investments - Dallas/Acworth

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o raise awareness about the importance of saving for retirement, Congress has dedicated Oct. 21-27 as National Retirement Security Week. And the evidence shows that increasing this awareness is indeed important. Consider this: Some 50 percent of households are considered at risk of not having enough money to maintain their living standards in retirement, according to the National Retirement Risk Index, produced by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. What can you do to help yourself stay out of the “at risk” category? Here are a few suggestions: Define what retirement security means to you. Everyone has different ideas about what a secure retirement looks like. You might feel that true security means being able to remain in your current home and live independently throughout your life. Or you might only feel secure if you know you can afford to travel or help your grown children or grandchildren financially. Once you’ve identified your own vision of retirement security, you should be able to determine the financial resources you’ll need to reach your desired outcome. Create an appropriate financial strategy. To achieve your idea of a secure retirement, you can’t just hope for the best – you need to create a comprehensive financial strategy, accounting for your various sources of retirement income: Social Security, pensions, employer-sponsored retirement plans, your investment portfolio and so on. You need to know how much you can expect from these sources, and how you can strengthen them. Be diligent in your retirement savings. You could spend two or three decades as a retiree, so you’ll want to accumulate as many resources as you possibly can – and that means you’ll need to save and invest diligently during your working years. Put in as much as you can afford to your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan – and every time your salary goes up, try to increase your annual contributions. But you can also go beyond your employer-backed plan and contribute to an IRA. In all your retirement accounts, you’ll want to include a reasonable percentage of growth-oriented investments, within the limits of your personal risk tolerance. 

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Establish an appropriate withdrawal strategy. Your retirement security isn’t just based on how much you’ve built up before you retire – it also depends on how you manage your assets and investment income during retirement. As you begin to take out money from your 401(k), IRA and other investment accounts, you need to establish a withdrawal rate appropriate for your age, retirement lifestyle and asset level. If you take out too much each year, you risk outliving your resources, but if you withdraw too little, you might be shortchanging yourself on your quality of life. You may want to work with a financial professional, who can review your entire situation – income, expenses and so on – and recommend an appropriate annual withdrawal figure. These aren’t the only keys to attaining retirement security – but they can still help you move toward that goal. Keep them in mind as the years go by This article was written by Edward Jones for use by Roberto De Jesus, your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. 678-574-5166

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faith By Stephanie Reck, LMSW, LBT,BCCC

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eople who are overworked, overwhelmed, or over-burdened need times where they can have a stress-free zone and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. God never intended for anyone to live under constant strain from the pressures of life. Living in a constant strain will break the strongest of people.   You may know you need some time to pull away from the pressures of life by the following signs: Restlessness/mind-racing l Fatigue l Negative thinking l Anxiety l Discouragement l Headaches l Gastrointestinal problems l Forgetfulness l Lack of joy l Inability to laugh l Unable to enjoy the simple pleasures in life l Low or no libido l Little or no motivation l Productivity at work suffers l Difficulty getting up in the morning l Difficulty staying or falling asleep l Take life too seriously l Difficulty concentrating or staying focused l Aggravation/irritability l Anger l Desire to escape or go back to old habits/addictions l

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If you have (5) or more of the above signs, TAKE ACTION NOW! You may do irreversible damage to your physical and/or mental health if you do not begin to clear out the stress.   There are many ways to de-stress from the tensions in life.  The first thing to do is make your physical and mental health a #1 priority. If you are exhausted, do not take on anymore heavy or burdensome projects. Create a simple life and cut out the excess. While getting your body, mind and spirit back in balance, do not add more to your schedule, but instead keep your schedule very light and as calm as possible. Running around from one event or activity is not calming, and will create more stress. You will need to establish at least one place that you make into your calm place where stress is minimal. If your work environment is hectic, having a peaceful and quiet home will be important. Everyone needs a safe and stress-free zone. Plan a get-away or have a staycation. Staycations can be the best; this is where you can watch movies all day if you want and not pick up your phone. Being around others who have loads of problems they dump on you, will only increase your stress. You will need to back off from relationships that are emotionally

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draining until your body and mind are back in balance and harmony. You must say, “No,” to anyone who violates your space, energy and resources. Those that violate your times of rest lack in boundaries and are perfectly okay with invading your need of relaxation. Many people end-up giving into the demands of others even at their own expense because they do not want to disappoint anyone. The reality is disappointment is a part of life, and you will not always get everything you want. Take the time to replenish your mind, body and spirit as often as needed without the guilt!  Scan your body and listen to your thoughts, is there anything that seems out of balance (review the signs in this article)? These signs are indicators you are out of balance, and if you continue at the rate that you are going you can have serious complications now and in the future. Our bodies and minds are not built to endure high levels of stress. You must become vigilant in removing what is destroying your health, whether physical or mental. Getting back to the simplicity of life will restore your soul. We were created for times of rest, joy, play and work; not stress, work, and more stress.   So, is it selfish to take time for yourself and replenish when needed? Absolutely not! In fact, if you do not, you may suffer from depression, anxiety, addiction, divorce, cardiovascular diseases and heart problems, hormonal imbalances (for women), gastrointestinal problems, headaches and/or fatigue. Contact Stephanie through www.StephanieReck.com

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Celebrate 47 Fun -Filled Years of the Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay, Georgia October 13 -14 and October 20 -21; Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 9am -5pm

Visit over 300 vendors with handmade, hand-crafted items, and on-site demonstrations. There is a parade, antique car show, apple cake and pie contests, and a 5K road race. Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds is located at 1729 South Main Street in Ellijay, Georgia 30540. Admission: Adult - $5.00 and Children under 10 are FREE. No pets allowed. Visit georgiaapplefestival.org, for complete event schedule and parking information or call 706-636-4500.

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Ellijay is the heart of Georgia’s apple country and is safely nestled in the mighty Appalachian Mountains. From late August to December, roadside stands abound with the tastiest, tree-ripened mountain apples available. Buying direct means buying fresh. Visit georgiaapplefestival.org, under the tab “Orchards” for more information. Here are a few: Mack Aaron’s Apple House - 8955 Hwy 52 East - 706-273-3600; Mar 27MackAaronsAppleHouse. com 7 PM B.J. Reece Apple House - 9131 Hwy 52 East - 706-276-3048; ReeceOrchards.com (All Grades) Hillcrest Orchards - 9696 Hwy 52 East - 706-273-3838; HillcrestOrchards.net R & A Orchards - 5505 Hwy 52 East - 706-273-3821; RandAOrchards.com Red Apple Barn - 3381 Tails Creek Road - 706-635-5898; RedAppleBarn.com Aaron Family Orchards - 8350 Hwy 52 E. - 706/273-3180; AaronFamilyOrchards.com

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A great outdoor family treat is a visit to a corn maze. If there are several of you, divide into groups and make a game of it by seeing who can finish first, but NO cutting through the corn rows! Burt’s Farm - 5 Burts Pumpkin Farm Rd, Dawsonville, Georgia 30534 Pumpkins, hayrides, and gift shop. At Burt’s Farm the pumpkin selection is vast and the quantity is never ending, as is the Indian corn, cornstalks and hay bales. Hayrides are pulled by John Deere tractors that take you through a winding trail filled with nature and beauty. Don’t forget to check the “barn” store for Burt’s fresh baked goodies. Visit BurtsFarm.com or call 1-800-600-BURT for more information and directions. Uncle Shucks Corn Maze – 4520 Highway 53E, Dawsonville, Georgia 30534 The corn maze at Uncle Shucks is located on a 12 acre field of corn that has approximately 4 miles of trails; twisting and turning, and sometimes, coming to a dead end! There are also hayrides, food, and you can “Pick-Your-Own” pumpkin. Visit UncleShucks.com or call 1-888-OSHUCKS for hours of operation and directions. Haunted Maze during the month of October.

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North Georgia offers some fabulous equestrian trail rides for the adventurous type, so SADDLE up! Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa, Young Harris, GA 800-201-3205 BrassTownValley.com Gold City Corral, Dahlonega, GA. 706.867.9395 GoldCityCorral.com Sunny Farms North, Dahlonega, GA. 706.867.9167 SunnyFarmsNorth.com The Dillard House Stables, Dillard, GA 706.746.2038 DillardHouseStables.com TrackRock Stables, Blairsville, GA. 706.745.5252 TrackRockStables.com

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hen you start feeling those first hints of winter, the instinct to get ready kicks in. You may dig out your car’s winter survival kit and place them in the trunk of your car. The winter coats and boots come out of storage, and you may pick up some extra mittens. We do these things to protect ourselves from the cold when we’re out and about. But what do you do to protect your house against the hazards of winter? If you don’t take time for maintenance and winterization now, you can end up paying for it later, in the form of higher energy bills, frozen pipes or fixing a broken furnace.

an HVAC contractor and consider installing a smarter thermostat. Learning thermostats, such as Nest, can remember your favorite temperatures, turning itself down when you leave for work, as well as returning to your favorite temp at the end of the day.

Here are some common problems that can hit home during the winter and what you can do to ward them off.

Water Leaks We take our pipes for granted, but we don’t always anticipate what can go wrong when we’re not home. According to the Insurance Information Institute, water damage accounts for half of all property damage claims. Add winter’s freezing temperatures to the mix, and you can end up with a big problem if your home has a power outage or your furnace malfunctions.

Sky-high Energy Bills Do your electric bills rise during the wintertime? Heating your home accounts for about half of your home’s energy bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Combat the cold by sealing off any cracks or gaps with caulk and inspect entrances for worn or broken weather stripping. Schedule a furnace inspection with

For extra peace of mind, there’s now a leak and flood protection system you can purchase that shuts off your water main’s supply when it detects leaks - and sends an alert right to your smart device. LeakSmart Snap installs in seconds without any tools or the need to cut into the main water supply line. Wireless sensors placed around the house can detect a leak or temperature changes and

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shut down the whole house water supply in seconds. It is compatible with LeakSmart Hub 3.0, which offers battery back-up and built in Wi-Fi for 24/7 whole home protection. The system will still work on its own or integrated with smart home systems, so if the power and internet go out, you don’t have to worry about coming home to water damage. Visit LeakSmart.com for more information. Power Outages When a winter storm hits, the ice and wind can break power lines and interrupt the supply of electricity to our homes. It’s not uncommon for some outages to last for days, which is why it’s always smart to be prepared. Before winter hits, make certain your generator or other backup power source has ample fuel and is in good working order. Keep some basic supplies at the ready, so you can keep your family comfortable. Make sure you have extra blankets, stocking caps, batteries and fully charged power banks for your mobile phones. It’s also good to have a few gallons of fresh water and some cans of ready-to-eat chili and stew. If you have a camp stove, keep it in an easy-to-reach place, along with a fuel supply. Now that you know the most common winter hazards that can hit home, you can take the steps to protect your investment and keep your family comfortable and safe. (BPT)

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gardening By Susan Breen, Paulding County Master Gardener Extension Volunteer.

A Worm Is Not Always A Worm!

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ome of the pests in our gardens are the caterpillars (larvae) of butterflies and moths that can be mistaken for worms. There is no distinguishing characteristic to differentiate between caterpillars of butterflies and moths, but both are easily distinguished from a regular worm. Both moths and caterpillars go through complete metamorphosis: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Most pests we are concerned with are moth larvae, while worms are beneficial to our gardens. The easiest method to identify a moth is their antennae are feathery, where a butterfly’s antennae are thin with a club like tip. Fall Webworms: Hyphantria cunea

These larvae appear in North Georgia as early as June, making the name “fall” a little misleading. They attack hardwood trees, like pecan, mulberry, elm, sweetgum, willow, apple, and oak. If you have an ornamental tree that has the telltale webbing, a long-handled tool, like a broom, can be used to remove their webs. The worms will fall to the ground and can become a nice treat for the birds!

Photo by: Steven Katovich, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org

The spiny protrusions contain a very irritating poison. Rarely do they cause enough damage in the landscape to require treatment, just be careful. They can Photo by: Gerald J. Lenhard, Louisiana State be found on roses University, Bugwood.org starting in late July, and other woody ornamentals, usually UNDER the leaf, so check well when pruning.

Sawfly larvae Sawfly larvae, sometimes called roseslug (Endelomyia aethiops) or bristly roseslug (Cladius difformis) are the larvae of small wasps, referred to as sawflies, and are NOT caterpillars! Photo by: Whitney Cranshaw, The sawfly family is large Colorado State University, Bugwood.org with many species. They tend to feed as skeletonizers, their chewing leaves windowpane-like damage; the bristly roseslug, as it matures, will make general chewing holes. Since these pests are NOT in the Lepidoptera order, as the moths and butterflies, they cannot be treated with Bt. An effective physical control tactic is to simply pick them off by hand. A forceful spray of water from a hose can also knock off sawflies. Once dislodged, they cannot climb back onto the plant. Horticultural oil, insecticidal soap and azadirachtin (sometimes called “neem oil”) are low-toxicity, natural, organic insecticides that work well on young sawflies. Synthetic insecticides that control sawflies include acephate (Orthene), carbaryl (Sevin), malathion and diazinon. Avoid using insecticidal dusts and spraying flowers, as many insecticides are highly toxic to bees and other pollinators.

Earth worm This is a worm! Earthworms are among the most visible of soil organisms. They play a pivotal role in maintaining the Photo by: Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org productivity of our soils. They help improve soil aeration, soil organic matter, water infiltration and other properties of soil that make your lawn and garden more productive. Susan Breen is a Paulding County Master Gardener Extension Volunteer. These Volunteers are trained experts who answer questions about home horticulture, sustainable landscaping, and environmentally friendly gardening practices using unbiased, research-based information. For more information on gardening in Paulding, contact the Paulding County Cooperative Extension Office at 770-4437616 or visit online at www.ugaextension.org/paulding.

Saddleback caterpillar: Acharia stimulea This beauty is in a group of caterpillars called ‘stinging caterpillars’ that can cause a very painful sting if touched.

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Hunter’s Harvest Fall Festival and Arts & Crafts Show October 27; Saturday; 12:00pm - 4:00pm at Hunter Park, Douglasville Art & crafts, food, and children’s play zone. Costumes encouraged. FREE and open to the public. Questions? davisk@douglasvillega.gov. Track or Treat Fun Run for liveSAFE Resources October 28; Sunday 1:30pm – 4pm at Swift Cantrell Park 1/4, 1/2, and 1 mile distance options. Afterward, families can trick or treat around the Park. https://www.livesaferesources.org/event/tot18/ Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association (TOTA) Meeting November 10; Saturday 10:30am at the Funk Heritage Center in Waleska Keynote speaker – Anita Finger-Smith - “Those Who Didn’t Go.” Meetings are free and open to the public. www.gatrailoftears.com VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Paulding is seeking volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Juvenile Court. For more information how you can help a child in foster care find a safe, permanent home please call 770-505-0065 or email rlundy@ casapaulding.org. Visit www.casapaulding.org to learn more. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Keep Paulding Beautiful You can help Keep Paulding Beautiful create a clean and healthy environment in which to live, work, and play. To volunteer call 770-443-0119. ONGOING MONTHLY EVENTS- Confirm dates/times with coordinator: Book Writers Critique Group Every Tuesday 1:00pm - 2:30pm at Starbucks - Crossroads 8655 Hiram Acworth Hwy. Dallas, Georgia. Questions? writers_muse@att.net or 678-414-6146 (leave a message) Grief Share Support Group at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church* Classes offered every few weeks. Contact them for dates and time. 678-435-5951 Manna Food Ministry - Feed the Hungry* Offering affordable, pre-packaged, high-quality nutritious food boxes. Questions? 678-310-9660. Major credit cards accepted. 460 S. Johnston St, Dallas, 30132.

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Paulding County Singles Ages 50 and Over* 2nd Tuesday of the month; 6pm at Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant, Hiram Paulding Singles 50 and Over on Facebook or call Phyllis Coble at 678-247-6499. Paulding County Writers’ Guild Meeting* 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 7pm – 9pm Call 770-943-0571 or check www.pcwgga.org/calendar for meeting info. Paulding Parks & Recreation Program Registration* Get involved! Great programs and classes offered by PCPRD. For information or to register, visit the parks or go online to https://recreation.paulding.gov. Burnt Hickory: 770-443-7540; Taylor Farm: 770-222-3270; Mt Tabor: 770-505-3885 Paulding Literacy Council Programs: Learn more by calling 770-974-5531. n Become An Adult Reading Tutor – tutors needed; training provided. n Learn and Improve Your Reading skills - Tutoring sessions for Paulding residents. n English Classes on Mondays and Wednesdays. To register call 770-443-1660 n Class Instruction for GED. To register call 770-443-1660 *Email events to info@ourtownfamily.com, by the 12th of the month. *Follow sample in calendar; 50 WORDS OR LESS; SPACE IS LIMITED! RESTRICTIONS APPLY.

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Trent and Laura love to travel when they can, especially to the beach! They’re very active and enjoy running together or playing tennis at local parks. Trent is a handyman and Laura loves home decor, so in their spare time, she’s always giving him projects! They cherish their date nights, whether its weekly sushi, trips to Ponce City Market or The Battery in Atlanta.

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ayla Browning of Wild and Grace was born and raised in Paulding County. She and her husband, Adam, have been married four years and have two beautiful girls, Mason and Walker. Family means everything to Cayla and she feels honored to have the opportunity to create beautiful memories for other families in all seasons of life.

Trent and Laura hold their human relationships very high in their lives. They love to be with friends and family! They are both very involved in church and small groups at West Metro Church of Christ and truly value the relationships they’ve made there.

So many changes come with growing up, and life experiences, along with a lot of mistakes, molded her into who she is today. A few of those have remained steady in her life and other than her love for Jesus Christ, her family, and crossfit, the biggest thing in her heart that has never changed is the urge to create. She is a solo photographer; that means you get her full attention. Cayla is devoted to her craft and loves her clients to the moon. Being able to connect with families and make new friends is an unexpected reward that she has found in photography. Cayla spends hundreds of hours working with her clients and delivering to them their dream in photographs. She has been photographing life’s sweetest moments since 2011 and has created a brand that describes everything she is and wants her business to be, Wild and Grace. She is a newborn and lifestyle photographer, and shoots on location and in the Wild & Grace Studio. Believer, Wife & Mother. Wild & Grace. To contact her about booking a session, please visit www.wildandgrace.co or email Cayla@wildandgrace.com  

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As if their fall season isn’t busy enough with coaching sports, they somehow manage to fit in quite a bit. They try to take a long-weekend vacation in the fall just to be together and take a break from their busy lives! The couple also loves to watch football, especially with friends and family. One of their favorite autumn traditions falls the day after Thanksgiving. For almost twenty years now, Trent plays in a “Turkey Bowl.” The Turkey Bowl is a flag football game between Trent, his brother Casey, and their friends. They never miss a year, no matter how cold it might be! If you find yourself free on a Friday night this fall, come out and watch Trent coach the Patriots, or maybe you’ll see the Thompson’s at the dog park with Cain and Echo. Be sure to say “Hi” - they are all super sweet!

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Rescue, Outreach, Ownership & Advocacy: Responsibilities, challenges, and how together we can do more to help animals.

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November 3, 2018 The Strand Theatre 117 N Park Square Marietta, Georgia

osted by Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue, the Candlelight Vigil is an opportunity to celebrate the animals that have been rescued, but it is also a chance for us to take a moment and recognize the pitbull overpopulation problem and remember the over one million pitbulls euthanized in animal control facilities all across this county. What is the “Light for the Lost Candlelight Vigil”? In 2014, Jason Flatt, founder of Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue, decided he wanted to bring awareness to the pitbull overpopulation problem and the sad state of affairs for pitbulls all across the country in a big way. Friends to the Forlorn had been working for years to rescue pitbulls all across the metro Atlanta area, as well as creating its “Beat the Heat” spay & neuter program to help reduce the unwanted pet population. Even more, Jason wanted the public to understand the magnitude of the problem Friends to the Forlorn and other pitbull-based rescues were facing.

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See Vigil event details in the ad below and visit www.friendstotheforlorn.org/ vigil2018 for more information and tickets.

Hi there! I’m COCO (DOB ~06/30/2018), a lively, happy, sweet little kitten who found myself homeless when I was just one month old and was taken to a local animal control facility. Fancy Feline Rescue was called and rescued me! I’ve spent time in foster care and have learned how to play with other cats, not be afraid of dogs (even one that is 160 pounds!!), and learned about neat things like snuggling on the sofa with a cat friend or human, running around and chasing toys, and best of all, climbing on a cat condo, making my little purr-chirp when I want to be picked up. I am ready for my ‘fur’ever home!! I am a great little companion and wouldn’t mind living with other cats and/or dogs. I am spayed, up-to-date with all age-appropriate vaccines, negative for Feline FELV/FIV, dewormed, and will be microchipped and eligible to receive a 30-day free trial of pet health insurance. My adoption fee is $125.

Earlier this year, Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue won first place in the 2018 nationwide Michelson Found Animal Saving Pets Challenge. Friends to the Forlorn donated $5000 to Paulding County for their Spay and Neuter program benefiting all breeds of dogs and cats.

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To see some of our cats available for adoption, please visit www.fancyfelinerescue.org/available.htm; then complete our online Adoption Application, www.fancyfelinerescue.org/adoptapp.htm, or email us at FancyFelineResQ@bellsouth. net. And don’t forget to “LIKE” us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/FancyFelineRescue! ***Fancy Feline Rescue of the South is in dire need of foster families, and volunteers to help with cleaning, feeding, and socializing our cats at the Rescue Center and/or helping at our weekend adoption events two weekends a month at the Kennesaw Petsmart. If you are willing to give of your time and your heart to help our kitties, please complete our online Volunteer Application at www.fancyfelinerescue.org/volapp.htm. The gratification of knowing you make a difference in the lives of these deserving cats is overwhelming.*** Fancy Feline Rescue of the South is a licensed, non-profit, no-kill rescue organization dedicated to individual attention and excellent care to homeless cats, working hard to find them good permanent homes.

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alloween doesn’t have to be a candy fest. You can make the most of Halloween by creating wonderfully unique and SPOOKY treats with your family.

English Muffin Halloween Pizzas These Halloween pizzas are simple English muffin pizzas designed to look like monster faces. Pesto makes the monster brains, black olives make the monster eyes and a red pepper triangle makes a monster nose.

DOWN 1. Ado 2. Fit 3. Has a mortgage 4. Early form of sonar 5. Hot under the collar 6. News office 7. Flight data, briefly 8. Good times 9. Mythical monster 10. Feldspar, quartz, mica 11. Catch a glimpse of 12. Loyal and honest 13. Genesis event, with “the” 18. Stuffed 22. Submissive 24. “Mi chiamano Mimi,” e.g. 25. Amount of work 26. Pretentious sort 27. Babakoto 28. Islamic judge

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4 English muffins, split 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1-1/2 Tbsp. butter sliced black olives 1/2 cup pesto sauce red bell pepper 3/4 cup shredded cooked rotisserie chicken breast (optional) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter each muffin half. Place on a cookie sheet, buttered side up, and bake on center rack until lightly golden. Spread pesto sauce over English muffin halves. Top with shredded chicken and mozzarella cheese. Bake 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and golden. Decorate each English muffin pizza with two black olive slices for eyes. Cut little triangles out of red pepper. Place on pizzas for the monster’s nose. Makes 8 Halloween pizzas.

Pudding Dirt Cups This dirt dessert recipe is a great cooking activity for kids. Made with chocolate pudding, crushed chocolate sandwich cookies and gummy worms, these pudding dirt cups are as fun for the kids to make, as they are tasty to eat. 2 cups cold milk 1 4oz package instant chocolate pudding 8 oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed 1-1/2 cups crushed chocolate sandwich cookies 20 gummy worms Whisk together milk and instant pudding for two minutes, until pudding is completely dissolved. Let stand 5 minutes to thicken. Stir in frozen whipped topping and 1/2 cup of the crushed cookies. Spoon into 10 cups. Sprinkle remaining crushed cookies over the pudding mixture. Top with 2 gummy worms. Chill until ready to serve. Makes 10 servings.

Chocolate Caramel Crispy Rice Squares Butter 4 cups crispy rice cereal 14 ounces vanilla caramel squares 1 cup mini chocolate chips 1/4 cup milk Candy Corn or Pumpkins Heavily grease an 8” square pan with butter. Combine caramels and milk in a large saucepan. Melt over medium to low heat until smooth. Remove from heat and add cereal; toss well to coat. Press mixture into greased pan and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Before cutting, let cool until firm. Cut into 2 inch squares, add a candy corn or pumpkin, then wrap individually. Makes 9 squares.

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Saturday, Oct. 13

GreyStone Power’s Annual Meeting of Members FREE food, entertainment, energy-saving info and MORE!

COME JOIN US! It’s sure to be a fun morning for GreyStone members and their families at the Annual Meeting of Members on Saturday, Oct. 13. Be there for FREE entertainment, food and activities, including our annual health fair and lots of fun for the children! Plus, shop with local Co-op Connections® Card vendors.

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Bring your electric bill to simplify registration. The member (whose name is on the bill) must be present to register. You cannot register for someone who is not in attendance. Only GreyStone Power members may register.

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GreyStone’s Headquarters - Please note that our physical address is changing from 4040 Bankhead Highway to 11490 Veterans Memorial Highway. We are in the same location, at the intersection of that highway and North Burnt Hickory Road, across from Beulah Baptist Church.

• Energy Efficiency 101 Seminar

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• Chris Golden performs! (See info on the left.)

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