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THE PAULDING AREA’S FAMILY LIFESTYLE NEWS MAGAZINE

Our Town SEPTEMBER 2019

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About the Cover: Paulding High School Football Faith: Christians and Anxiety Gardening: Control Winter Weeds Now Calendar of Events Medical Profile: OrthoAtlanta – Welcomes Anuj Patel, M.D High School Football Schedules Finance: Leaving Your Job? Your 401(k)? Community Spotlight: Choose Your Socks Business Profile: Bee Humble Studio Feature Photographer: David Jones Pets: Dog Camping Tips What’s Cookin’: Crock Pot Meatloaf Crossword Puzzle

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here is nothing like a high school football game! The enthusiasm of everyone really lifts your spirits and it is a favorite time of year for many. New players come and older players go on to college, but the camaraderie in high school of the team, school and fans remains constant. For 12 years, Our Town has celebrated this special time with five of Paulding’s finest senior players. Meeting these young men and seeing their character, solidifies our faith in the youth of Paulding. We are very proud to introduce you to these outstanding players, each of whom displays great strength and humility; and are treasured members of their team, school and family. Maverick Hering #33 East Paulding High School Maverick is the son of Stephanie and Brian Hering. He has played football for 13 years and plays in the positions of Middle Linebacker and Running Back for the Raiders. As a senior, he looks forward to “making the most of every moment and giving my all every Friday night.” Maverick also plays Lacrosse, and is in National Honor Society, DECA and Ren Crew at EPHS. After graduation, he plans to continue playing football in college, while earning a degree in Education so he can become a football coach.

Charlie Sims - #72/#24 Hiram High School Charlie is a Defensive End, Defensive Tackle, and Offensive Tackle for the Hornets; and has played football for seven years. This school year, he plans to make all A’s again and looks forward to “playing with my brothers one last season and showing the world who we are.” Charlie is a member of National Honor Society and Technology Students Association at Hiram. He is also involved in the youth and kitchen programs at his church. Upon graduation, he plans to earn a degree in Electrical Engineering and play college football. Charlie is the son of April and Billy Sims, Jr.

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hen we start to look at our problems and circumstances, and begin to project future events; we are on dangerous ground. The anxious person has little peace, and without peace there is turmoil and confusion. Even Christians can experience anxiety, but it is usually a result of taking our focus off of Jesus and onto the external things going around us. The underlying cause of anxiety is the belief that danger is lurking. These dangers have to do with the concern that we are not able to control our circumstances, and we are vulnerable to less than desirable outcomes. There are many things around us that can cause great apprehension and fear. What should a Christian do when they experience anxiety? Is medication the answer? There is nothing wrong with seeking an evaluation from a doctor, but what if there is more to treating anxiety than medication. Consider for a moment, that there is a spiritual realm of darkness that works against you. Christians can experience a spirit of anxiety. Here are some steps to overcome anxiety: 1. Meditate and read scriptures that apply to anxiety. Speak the Word of God over your circumstances. A man cannot discover anything about his future. (Ecclesiastes 7:14) Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7) Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall. (Psalm 55:22) Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34) Do not fret-it leads only to evil. (Psalm 37:8)  So do not worry, saying “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly father knows that you need them. (Matthew 6:31) Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7) Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. (Proverbs 29:25) 2. Pray and ask the Lord to uncover the “roots” of your anxiety. Expose the lies of the enemy to the truth of God’s Word. 3. Exercise regularly. This helps to alleviate and manage anxiety. Talk to God as you exercise. 4. Take a warm bath; warm water relaxes muscles. Listen to relaxing music, light scented candles, or drop lavender oil in the bath. 5. Journal. Write down your thoughts, feelings, and worries, and then surrender them to God.  6. Focus on one day at a time. Don’t get ahead of yourself and project future outcomes. 7. Be careful of what you’re watching, listening to and reading for entertainment.  And remember, God can break every chain! There is power in the name of Jesus. Ask Him. Contact Stephanie through www.StephanieReck.com

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Gardening Timing is Everything By Mary Carol Sheffield

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hile football season in the south has just begun, it is tempting to put away the lawn mower and forget about your lawn for the winter, but wait! There is one more task you need to take care of before you put your lawn care chores to bed for the season. It is time to put out your pre-emergent weed killer for winter and early spring weeds. Timing is everything when it comes to weed control and could save you from weeds all winter. Why should you worry about weeds right now? Now is the best time to prevent big weed infestations and reduce your use of herbicides in the spring. You will get better control and more bang for your buck with pre-emergence weed control products than you will if you wait until March and April, when weeds are larger, harder to kill and have set a new crop of seeds that will keep you in weeds for years to come. You know what I am talking about: Those purple flowered henbit weeds invade and turn your whole lawn weedy before it has a chance to even green up. Not to mention annual bluegrass, chickweed, hairy bittercress and a slew of other winter annual weeds that are nearly impossible to kill once you notice them in March. They start germinating much earlier than you notice them!

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Winter annuals live during the winter and die in the late spring or early summer when temperatures begin to get hot. Your best strategy for preventing winter weeds is to plan for a pre-emergence herbicide application by September 15. What is a pre-emergence herbicide? Pre-emergence weed killers will not kill existing weeds. They work when they are taken up by tiny plants that have just germinated from seed and prevent them from growing to maturity. When you see weeds in your lawn, it is too late to apply a pre-emergence herbicide. If you act now, this group of herbicides will control winter annual weeds. Many pre-emergence herbicides are available in granular formulas that are easy to measure and spread safely; and pre-emergence herbicides will not harm your lawn or other established landscape plants. Where can you use them? Pre-emergence weed killers are safe on well-established lawns, but you should not use them on newly established grasses or on lawns you plan to reseed or overseed this fall. They will prevent your grass seed from growing just like they do the weed seeds. Many herbicides cannot be used on every turfgrass species. The product label is the best reference for safe and effective use of any herbicide. Always read the label prior to using turfgrass herbicides.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Commercial weed killers are extremely toxic to our environment, wildlife and the health of our families and pets. Please choose products that are more eco friendly. Specifically, avoid herbicides and pesticides that contain glyphosate, which is highly linked to cancer, autoimmune disorders and other critical health concerns. There are other chemicals that are dangerous, as well. Please do your research! CONSIDER mixing your own weed killer for existing weeds. It’s easy and inexpensive! Water + Vinegar/Salt/Dishwashing Soap

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(Dawn is touted as best!) With any pesticide, the label is the law. Learn more about Home Lawn Weed Control Timing is everything and the time for weed control is now! Planning your lawn care calendar carefully is an important part of having a beautiful lawn all year round. Apply your fall pre-emergence weed control soon and mark your calendar for March 1 in Paulding County for a spring application. For more information on weed control in lawns, visit the UGA Extension Publications website at https://extension.uga.edu/publications.html and search for “Weed Control in Home Lawns.” Mary Carol Sheffield is the Paulding County Extension Coordinator and Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources. For more information on gardening in Paulding, contact a Master Gardener or the County Extension Agent at the Paulding County Cooperative Extension Office at 770-443-7616 or visit online at www.ugaextension.org/paulding.

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Dallas Farmers Market – Downtown Dallas/Regions Bank Parking Lot* Saturdays 8am – 12pm, (Until September 28th), www.farmersdallas.com ‘Fire to Fork’ at Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site September 7; Saturday 10am – 3pm Hungry to learn about different methods of cooking outdoors over open fire? Come out to watch our gathering and we’ll show you how. Sampling will be encouraged. Period music and games can be enjoyed by all. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850 Peach Fuzz Fiber Fair – Treasure Hunt Antique Mall Community Room September 7-8; Saturday and Sunday 10am – 6pm Hand dyed yarns, needles, kits, weaving equipment and more! Questions? 678-3989195 or visit facebook.com/peachfuzzfiberfair Paulding Meadows Arts and Crafts Festival - Earl Duncan Park - Dallas September 7 and 8; Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 9am-5pm Arts & Crafts, Food, Entertainment, and More! 41st Annual Gold Rush Festival The MILL Amphitheater - Villa Rica September 7th - Saturday; 10am – 10pm Gold Rush Parade, arts and craft vendors and live entertainment. 678-840-1160 Lil Olympian Day! Presented by PCPRCA at Mount Tabor Park September 14; Saturday 9am – 11am Competitors 3 to 5 years old can earn a prize in a variety of Olympic-themed activities! Participants end the day with a certificate and Olympic parade. Fee is $11. Questions? 770-505-3885   FREE Concert with Sons of Sailors Presented by PCPRCA September 14; Saturday 8pm at Veteran’s Park Pack a picnic and blanket so you can enjoy the music. Questions? 770-445-8065 

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Olde Town Hiram Day - Historic Downtown Hiram September 14th - Saturday; 6pm – 9pm Free Entertainment, Face Painters, Balloonist, Inflatable and Free Giveaways! Poker Run Fundraiser for Warehouse of Hope September 21; Saturday Riders needed to help raise funds for Warehouse of Hope. $25 donation for riders. Email Emma Finger with questions: efinger1215@gmail.com Pumpkin Patch Volunteers Needed for Warehouse of Hope September 27-28; Saturday and Sunday Questions? 770-489-0509 10th Annual Poker Run & Benefit Concert for Aiden’s Army September 28; Saturday Registration 9am-10:30am/Ride 11am Motorcycle Poker Run - $25(rider) $10(passenger); 50/50 Raffle; Silent Auction all benefitting the Aiden Marley Hughes Foundation. Start at Harley Davidson in Lithia Springs. Concert hosted by Hopp Frogg Music. Questions? www.AidensArmy.org Georgia Classic Rides Block Parties/Car Cruises September 28; 4pm - 9pm at Watson Government Complex Beautiful cars and family fun! www.georgiaclassicrides.com Sounds of Summer in the City - Ben Strickland Park - Hiram September 28th - Saturday; 5pm – 8pm Free Concert, featuring a collective of local Churches. Groups, and Bands! State Parks Day/ National Public Lands Day September 28; Saturday 9 am to 12 pm Support the Friends of Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site by volunteering to help them complete a wildlife beautification project, along with KEEP PAULDING BEAUTIFUL. There will also be a black powder demonstration for volunteers and the general public. No admission charge for volunteers. 770-443-7850 Bluegrass/Americana Celebration Service at Holy Cross Lutheran Church September 29; Sunday 9:30am Special music to be provided by The Pathfinders. HCLC is located at 76 Seaboard Avenue, Hiram. Questions? 404-933-2115 or 770-439-6323 Events continued on pg 22

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medical spotlight OrthoAtlanta Paulding Welcomes New Spine Surgeon, Anuj Patel, M.D.

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rthoAtlanta is pleased to welcome orthopedic spine surgeon, Anuj Patel, M.D., to its orthopedic and sports medicine practice in Hiram, Georgia, bringing expert spinal care to the region, including Cobb, Paulding and Polk counties. Dr. Patel specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery techniques which he uses to treat all spinal conditions of the neck and back including degenerative, traumatic, oncologic, and deformity conditions. Dr. Patel also treats pediatric orthopedic spine, including scoliosis. Bringing the latest technology and innovative techniques in spine care to the Paulding area, Dr. Patel performs all spinal surgeries including anterior and posterior cervical decompression and fusions, cervical disc replacement, cervical laminoplasty, lumbar microdiscectomy and laminectomy, and thoracic and lumbar anterior, lateral, and posterior fusion, all through minimally invasive approaches.

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Massachusetts. Dr. Patel completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Emory University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Atlanta, Georgia in 2018 where he was elected chief resident of his residency program. Dr. Patel received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, in Mobile, Alabama in 2013, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C. in 2009 with ACS Accreditation in Biology. Dr. Patel is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), North American Spine Society, Georgia Orthopedic Society and the Atlanta Orthopedic Society. He has been published in multiple spinal journals and has presented at several international spine meetings.

“Minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) has been a focus of my fellowship training,” said Anuj Patel, MD. “Minimally invasive techniques, including microdiscectomy, a minimally invasive procedure designed to relieve pain caused by a herniated disc pressing on a nerve root, allow for less post-operative pain, decreased soft tissue injury, less blood loss, and faster recovery times.” Dr. Patel’s surgical training, including a spine fellowship from Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, and an orthopedic surgery residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, provided unparalleled experience in the field of spine surgery. Dr. Patel trained under the leaders in the field at both institutions. Additionally, he holds a specialized sub-fellowship in minimally invasive techniques from the Microendoscopic Spine Institute, in Boston, Massachusetts, where he focused on minimally invasive spine techniques including endoscopic spine procedures.

In his spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, Ashley, and his dogs. He enjoys being on the lake and loves water skiing, wakeboarding, and fishing. He loves playing sports, especially soccer which he played in college at Georgetown. He loves to travel and has been involved in orthopedic service projects in the United States and internationally in Cape Town, South Africa. For more information regarding Dr. Anuj Patel, 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.

Dr. Anuj Patel completed his orthopaedic spine fellowship in 2019 at the Harvard University Combined Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Boston,

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Leaving Your Job? What Happens to Your 401(k)? Contributed by Roberto De Jesus of Edward Jones Investments - Dallas/Acworth

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f you’re in the early stages of your working life – or even in the not-so-early ones – the chances are pretty good that you will change jobs at some point. When that happens, you’ll probably leave a few things behind – but will one of them be your 401(k)? Of course, you wouldn’t really forget about your 401(k). (It does happen, however – over the period from 2004 through 2013, more than 25 million people left at least one 401(k) or similar plan behind when they left their job, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office.) But you will have to do something with your account. Essentially, you have four choices:

You can cash out your 401(k).

It’s your money, but if you take it out before you reach 59 ½, you will owe federal income taxes, plus any applicable state and local taxes. Also, you will likely be charged a 10% penalty for early withdrawal. Perhaps even more important, if you liquidate your 401(k) when you change jobs, you’ll be reducing the amount you’ll have left for retirement.

You can leave your 401(k) with your old employer.

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You can move the money to your new employer’s 401(k).

You can consolidate your old 401(k) with one offered by your new employer, if allowed. You won’t take a tax hit, and you might like your new plan’s investment options. And you may find it easier to manage your funds if they’re all held in one place.

You can roll your 401(k) into an IRA.

You don’t need the permission from any employer – old or new – to move your old 401(k) to an IRA. Your money will continue to grow on a tax-deferred basis, and an IRA offers you a virtually unlimited array of investment options – stocks, bonds, mutual funds and so on. You can make either a direct or indirect rollover. With a direct rollover, the administrator of your old 401(k) sends your money directly to the financial provider that holds your rollover IRA. No tax is withheld because you never actually take possession of the money. With an indirect rollover, you’re technically withdrawing the money and moving it to the IRA provider yourself. (You’ve got 60 days to make this transfer.) You will face a withholding of 20% of your account’s assets, but you may be able to recover most of this amount when you file your tax return. Still, for the sake of ease of movement and avoidance of all tax issues, a direct rollover may be more advantageous. Which of these options is right for you? There’s no one “right” answer for everyone. You’ll have to consider several factors, and you’ll certainly want to consult your tax professional before making any decision. But in any case, do whatever you can to preserve – and hopefully grow – your 401(k) assets. You’ll need these resources to help fund the retirement lifestyle you want and deserve.

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That was the universal feeling of five local youth park directors who oversee 800 little football players and cheerleaders. Then the questions arose… n How do we get this message out to our community?

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n How do we share the feeling and the miracle of watching our little ones, who one day will shape our futures work together, play together without judgement? The answer came in unison from the group... The Paulding County Fall Classic. The park directors, players, cheerleaders and parents just celebrated the 5th Anniversary of this event. The Fall Classic brings thousands of folks to a local high school to see our little ones hang out and kick off the football season. The group decided the campaign for the event should be simple and to the point.

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he owner of Bee Humble studio had a dream of moving back to her hometown and opening a modest studio to share her passion and love for yoga and meditation. When she first discovered the building in downtown Dallas it was a dirty vacant mechanic shop that needed a ton of work and a whole lot of love. It was in real bad shape, “So many people said I was crazy”. She had the help of her dear friends, local businesses and a few yoga teachers. With everyone still working day jobs, they dedicated their nights and weekends to building this vision into a reality. Keeping the charm of the building alive, the studio is now bright and open with huge windows and tall ceilings. “My gratitude is endless, thank you for supporting my vision and helping to create it” ~Adrienne When you walk into the space you will be greeted with a smile and a warm welcome. The studio has everything you need to participate in a class. They have plenty of mats to borrow, blocks, straps, blankets and bolsters. Each class is full of direction, instruction, modifications and assist. The teachers are there to guide you through a class that is obtainable, where you feel safe, seen and cared for. “We believe the practice of yoga is life changing” Yoga has been known to lift up communities, offering a space to decompress from our busy lives, learn self-care techniques, practicing mindfulness and ease tension throughout the entire body. “We are honored to be a part of the Dallas community”

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The Big Day Event hosted by Gateway Baptist Church October 5; Saturday 8am – 5pm Yard sale, Great Food and Family Fun - bouncy houses, dunking booth, train rides and more. Proceeds benefit their food program that feeds 15-20 families monthly. 1862 Ridge Road, Dallas. Questions? https://www.gatewaybaptistweb.com/ 5k Scrubs Run- Paulding County High School October 12; Saturday 8am Professionally timed event with goody bag, race bib, and shirt included. Register early at www.pchsmagnet.com to confirm your spot!  Love Life & Shop presented by Paulding Pregnancy Services November 16; Saturday 10am–4pm at Fortified Hills Baptist Church Arts, crafts, & retail festival. Visit with Santa; Shop with many vendors and check off some items on your Christmas list. Questions? 770-222-6911 VOLUNTEERS OPPORTUNITIES: Fall Training - CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Paulding is seeking volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Juvenile Court. The next training begins soon. Learn how you can help a child in foster care find a safe, permanent home. Email rlundy@casapaulding.org or call 770-505-0065. Visit casapaulding.org to learn more. Helping Hands of Paulding - Pantry Volunteer, Case Managers, Store Pick-Up, Back-up Truck Driver, Clothing Center Volunteer, Fundraiser Volunteer and Grant Writer. Questions? 770-443-1230 Keep Paulding Beautiful – Help us create a clean environment in which to live, work, and play. www.KeepPauldingBeautiful.org ONGOING MONTHLY EVENTS - Confirm dates/times with coordinator: Paulding Literacy Council Programs: Learn more by calling 770-974-5531 l Become An Adult Reading Tutor - tutors needed; training provided. l Learn and Improve Your Reading Skills - Tutoring sessions for Paulding residents. l English classes on Mondays and Wednesdays. To register, call 678-460-1587 l Class instruction for GED.  To register call 678-460-1587 Paulding Photography Club – Downtown Dallas* 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month; 7pm Meetings are at 122 Main Street, Dallas. Monthly competitions, field trips, etc. For more information visit www.facebook.com/PauldingPhotographyClub. Peach Fuzz Fiber Guild Meetings Monthly – Every Saturday; 11am – 1pm Weekly – Every Friday; 1pm – 3pm Spinning, Knitting, Crochet, Weaving, Tatting, and Sewing. All meetings held at Treasure Hunt Antique Mall, 3217 New Macland Rd, Powder Springs. 678-398-9195 **Email events to info@ourtownfamily.com, by the 15th of the month. *Follow sample in calendar; 40 WORDS OR LESS; SPACE IS LIMITED! RESTRICTIONS APPLY.

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Kellan Autenrieth - #3 North Paulding High School Kellan has played football for six years and is a Wide Receiver for the Wolfpack. His parents are Chantelle and David Autenrieth. He is “looking forward to a fun, last season of high school football; it is going to be special. I am also looking forward to an amazing school year with my friends for the last time.” At North, he is also on the Varsity Basketball team. After graduation, Kellan plans to play football in college and become a football coach at the college level.

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ometimes the passion in life for what you love to do becomes the catalyst for life changing events. That’s what took David Jones, a 12 year decorated armed services veteran from the Air Force, to his current dream job as a photographer. Studying under Atlanta’s Master of Photography, John Haigwood was a tremendous boost to David’s natural talent. With Haigwood’s mentoring, David learned different lighting techniques, composition and advance fundamentals which gave his portraits that little extra shine. Since then, David has enjoyed working on photo shoots for Our Town magazine, local celebrities, schools and families, as well as global corporations such as After Six formal wear rentals.

Always pushing the creative envelope, David has the same enthusiasm he brings when he’s hired to shoot for his commercial clients. No matter if he’s shooting a mother’s belly bump, a family portrait or a wedding, or the fabulous top athletes in Paulding County, David will surpass expectations and bring the experience to a whole new creative level. David has a mastery of lighting, styling, editing and most of all, a vision for capturing a portrait in time that tells the perfect story.

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Keishon Jackson - #1 Paulding County High School Keishon is the son of Amanda Pace and Keith Jackson. He has played football for four years and is a Wide Receiver and Outside Linebacker for the Patriot Nation. He is looking forward to playing a strong season with his teammates and proving the doubters wrong. Keishon is also a member of the Basketball and Track teams at PCHS. Although he is currently undecided on which college to attend next year, he plans to play college football and pursue a degree in Sports Medicine.

To see more of David’s fantastic work, visit his online galleries of families, couples, children and more by visiting his website, DavidJonesMedia.com. If you would like to contact David, you can reach him at 770-687-6378.

Parker Self - #7 South Paulding High School Parker has played football for 13 years, and is a Wide Receiver for the Spartans. He is the son of Jerrie and Jay Self. This football season he is looking forward to “playing one last season with my brothers, and having a good season to leave on.” He is also on the Track team at South Paulding. Parker is undecided on his major, but is excited about going on to college next year where he can continue to play football. Our photographer, David Jones of DavidJonesMedia.com is a master of lighting and innovative concepts that makes these players look like the pros! He is a joy to work with and we could not do this without him. Once again, we extend our gratitude to Head Coach Billy Shackelford, Assistant Coach Wade Pilgrim, Athletic Director Brad Thomason and Principal Ronnetta Simpson of East Paulding High School for the use of the Raider’s field and air conditioned locker rooms. We also appreciate the assistance of the Athletic Directors and Head Coaches from each school. Every year, they send us five amazing representatives and it is an honor to feature them on our cover. The game schedules for each high school are located on pages 14 and 15, which is also a handy pull out for quick reference. We hope you’ll take the opportunity to attend one of the games and cheer these fine young men to victory!

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By Taya Burnett

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ow is a great time to pack your bags and take your furry pal for an ideal season of camping. It not only makes you feel connected with nature, but also makes your camaraderie with the dog stronger. You will see a new side of your furry pal when you go camping with him. Dogs are excited by the smells and sites of the camp site. Also remember that for camping your dog does not need to be in the best shape. The only thing you need to ensure is that you have adequate supplies when you pack for the camp. Here are some camping tips that will make the trip a wonderful experience for your dog: 1. While travelling, stop at regular intervals so your dog can go for bathroom breaks, drink water and have adequate exercise. 2. In case you need to leave your pet in the vehicle, even for a short duration, ensure there is proper ventilation, shade and water. 3. Carry your dog’s essential products like toys, blanket and bed so he feels at home at the camping site. 4. Always assure your furry pal that he is safe, secured and loved. 5. Keep a watch on his health. 6. Always be vigilant about the diseases that your furry pal can contract in the wildlife. 7. Carry flea and tick repellents, and collars if you find there is a higher risk of fleas and ticks in that area. 8. Give adequate time for the dog to adjust to the new surroundings. 9. Give enough rest to your furry pal. 10. Never leave the dog unattended when you are outside with him. 11. If you have any leftover food, keep it in a place which will not attract wildlife and insects. 12. While you are at the campsite, ensure you do not leave the furry pal unattended. 13. Always have your dog leashed so that he is safe from any uninvited visitors at the neighboring campsites. 14. Honor the camp-ground regulations for on/off leash areas.

Hi! I’m BOB DYLAN (DOB ~04/13/2019), a male Gray Tabby and White DSH, and I am a typical kitten – curious, playful, and can be quite the purr machine. “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” if you want a new family member! All it will take is a “Simple Twist of Faith” from you to become my new family! “The Times They Are A-Changing” for me soon – I can feel it! And I promise I’ll provide you with years of snuggles and sandpaper kisses if you’ll only give me the chance. I was found as a stray and taken to a local animal control facility. FFRS came to my rescue, and I am now ready for a family to call my own. Are you my new family? I am neutered, up-to-date with vaccines, negative for Feline FIV/FeLV, dewormed, have received flea prevention, and will be microchipped and eligible to receive a 30-day free trial of pet health insurance at the time of my adoption. My adoption fee is $125 (but if you also adopt one of my siblings [we’d love to stay together and provide you with double the love and fun!] the total adoption fee for the two of us is $190.

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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.***

Hi, I’m Jalen! My foster parents, Samantha and Ben, fell in love when they saw my picture. Those puppy dog eyes really worked on them! I was too skinny when they saw me, and all they wanted was to help me get to my full potential. My fosters love me so much, they even gave me nicknames! If they’re not calling me Jalen, they’re calling me Jay, Tigger, or Bouncy Girl. They think I’m happy, energetic, and bouncy! They’re right - everything makes this girl happy! I love toys and attention. When people give me lots of attention, I can’t #FTTF help but get zoomies! Once I’ve had my play time, I #AdoptJalen love cuddling with my people. They’re so sweet to love on me! I hope my forever family someday has kids that will love me and play with me, and maybe even some fur siblings! I am crate trained, so long days away from me aren’t a big deal, as long as you’re willing to give me lots of love when you’re home. As much as I love my fosters, I can’t wait to meet my forever family, and I hope it’s one of you! To learn more about JALEN, please email us at adopt@friendstotheforlorn.org

15. Always keep the dog under control. 16. Always follow your dog, especially in the forest area as hikers, walkers, bikers, etc. may be using the area. 17. Throw the dog’s waste in an environmental-friendly dog bag and dispose it off in appropriate trash containers. 18. Always leash the dog far away from the campsite. 19. If there is a huge space at the camping site, it is advisable to employ an expandable leash. The great thing about this leash is that you can tie a rope between trees and secure the leash to the rope for a dog run. 20. Always be vigilant to ensure that your pet is safe from their leash getting tangled around stakes, picnic table, trees and tent poles. Enjoy your time together. There is nothing better than snuggling with your dog in a cozy tent with the scent of a camp fire still lingering in the air. With some thoughtful planning you will be all set to heed the call of the wild and have a blast!

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ust set it and forget it! You can “bake” a classic comfort food dinner in your slow cooker with this easy meatloaf recipe! It’s a family-friendly meal for your busiest nights, after work, school and football practice!

Ingredients (Serves 6-8) 2 lbs. lean ground beef (I used 93% lean) or “meat loaf mixture” consisting of beef, veal and pork 1 cup finely diced onion (I like to use frozen diced onion to eliminate any chopping or prep work, but you can sub with a medium fresh onion and cut it yourself)

2 eggs ½ cup breadcrumbs (I used Italian seasoned breadcrumbs, but any variety will work)

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2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 ½ teaspoons salt ¾ teaspoon pepper ¼ teaspoon dried thyme ½ cup ketchup

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Instructions 1. Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. 2. Gently all ingredients (except ketchup) in a large bowl. Just be careful not to over-mix, or the meat will be tough. I like to use my hands for this! 3. Shape beef mixture into a loaf and place in the prepared slow cooker. 4. Spread a thin layer of ketchup over the top of the meatloaf. 5. Cover and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours or on HIGH for 2-3 hours, or until a meat thermometer inserted in the center of the meatloaf reads 160 degrees F. 6. Remove meatloaf from slow cooker. Place on a cutting board, slice and serve.

TO BAKE IN THE OVEN: Place the prepared meatloaf on a foil lined baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for about 1 hour.

Cook’s Tips and Recipe Variations: l To make ahead, prepare and shape the meatloaf in advance; cover and refrigerate overnight. Place in slow cooker, and cook as directed. l Every brand/type of slow cooker runs at slightly different temperatures. Turn off the slow cooker when it reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. l You can substitute ground turkey for the ground beef, but I don’t recommend using 99% lean turkey breast, since it will likely be too dry after cooking for a few hours. You want a ground turkey blend that has a bit more fat in it for flavor and texture! l Make this a Crock Pot Italian Meatloaf by using Italian style breadcrumbs and adding Italian seasoning to the meatloaf mixture. l If you prefer to use oatmeal as a binder instead of breadcrumbs, that’s fine! Just substitute an equal amount of oats for the breadcrumbs called for in this recipe. l

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Have leftovers? You can freeze the meatloaf before or after cooking! Wrap cooked meatloaf tightly and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Wrapped properly, the cooked meatloaf will stay fresh in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 days. The leftovers are great on a meatloaf sandwich!

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Blair Lonergan started ‘The Seasoned Mom’ to simplify mealtime for her family. For more family friendly recipes, including her “Week in Meals,” visit www.theseasonedmom.com. Sign up to have her latest recipes delivered directly to your inbox. Recipes and images belong to TheSeasonedMom.com and are used with permission.

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